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~Protest Float
Destroyed I
By Crowd
50 Mob Wagon;
Violence Erupts as
Parade Nears Union
Assistant Managing Editor {
The Homecoming parade erupt-
ed into violence yesterday as a
quickly growing crowd destroyedE
the last float, built and driven by
students protesting the war in Viet
Nam. f
The violence reached its peak
as the float turned onto South
University and one student tore
off one side of the float. This im-
mediately spurred on the already-
milling crowd to tear down the
second side, Jerome Dupont, '67L,
driver of the float, said last night.j
The crowd attempted to tear off
the end but had trouble because
it was well secured. At this point
there were no policemen around
to. calm the crowd.
American Flag
A small group of boys grabbed
for an American flag, the only
thing left on the float, except for
the chicken wire. At this point.
Michael Badamo, '67, grabbed for
the flag but fell off the float.
Three or four boys grabbed for
Badamo's helmet and toy rifle as
Badamo crawled back on to the
float, Dupont continued.
Students and townspeople con-
tinued throwing paper, eggs, a few
sticks and two or three coke bot-
tles. A boy, who could not be
identified except that he was
from out-of-town, climbed on the
float and was able to calm the
crowd for about two minutes, Du-
pont said. At that point, however,
the crowd attempted to grab the
chicken wire.

Jail 'U' Students, Teaching Fellows
In Draft Board Civil Disobedience

By CHARLOTTE A. WOLTER closing of the building. When they,
Thirty-nineUivstill refused to leave, Krassny of-
anU nifllerey esedficially announced their arrest at
approximately 6:15 p.m.
yesterday afternoon at the Selec The removal of the demonstra-
Aive Seri f fice in downtow tors, which commenced at 6:30
{Ann Arbor, for sitting in to protest
the war in Viet Nam. p.m., was conducted with more
than usual caution, and care was
The protestors were part of the taken to inform each of his con-
Ann Arbor Viet Nam Committeestikutoal rmtefoehes
participating in the International stitutional rights before he was
Days of Protest against the war removerometorsbuidng. h
in Viet Nam. Earlier in the day As the protestors had, for the
there had been a vigil on the Diag, most part, gone limp, they were
a rally, and a march to the Selec- each carried out of the building
tive Service Office where the civil by four police officers and placed
disobedience occured. in a police van. The large num-
Those participating in the sit-in ber arrested necessitated several
entered the office at approximate- trips to and from the jail by both
ly 3 p.m. Meanwhile, over 200 the van and a police patrol car.
pickets marched on both sides of After a lengthy wait during
E. Liberty Street, which had been
blocked off by the police, in a
relatively silent single-file line.
Sing, Chant
Inside the Selective Service Of-
fice the demonstrators seated
themselves on the floor in front
of a counter separating them from
the working area of the office.
The protestors sang songs, large-
ly adptations from the civilrights
movement, and chanted slogans }V
such as "End the war in Viet
Nam" and "Bring the troops home
Members of the Ann Arbor po-
lice department, who had been
notified of the sit-in earlier, the
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Pa-
trol, a representative of the State
Headquarters of the Selective
Service and a representative of
the University administration all
were present.
Shortly after 5 p.m. Walter
Krassny, deputy chief of police,
informed the sit-ins that they
were in violation of the law and s

which the demonstrators were pro-
cessed at the County Jail, they
were taken to the City Hall for
arraignment. Reports from the
court indicated that the sit ins
were not allowed to seek counsel
before the arraignment.
Other reports told of incidents
such as two students having been
placed in solitary confinement for
refusing to answer any questions
concerning details other than the
legally required information of
name, address and age.
Contrary to the statement made
by Krassny earlier in the day,
bond for the protestors was set
at $100, the explanation being
that they were charged with dis-
orderly conduct in addition to

John C. Feldkamp, assistant to
the vice-president for student af-
fairs, said last night that the
University would not use its bail
fund to help the demonstrators. He
explained that the fund was for
unknowing individual students
who were not able to raise their
own bond.
He added that the Office of
Student Affairs was concerned
with the arrests and was in con-
tact with the police department.
Feldkamp also said that the Uni-
versity would not use its influ-
ence to get the charges against
the protestors dropped because the
arrests that had been made were

-Daily-Richard Steiner
-Y THE VIET NAM WAR PROTEST float, shown as it passes Woolworth's downtown with the Homecom-
ing parade, depicted a concentration camp guarded by an American soldier. This float was quickly re-
built after vandals destroyed a similar one Thursday night.
Demonstrators Heckled
OnRMarch, atCounty Jail

Violence and the threat of viol-
ence marred the attempts at dem-
onstration against the war in Viet
Nam planned yesterday evening
as part of the Ann Arbor protest
Throughout the day, during the
vigil and rally on the Diag and
the march to and picket of the Se-
lective Service Office, there had
been catcalls from spectators but
no physical attacks. However, as
night approached and the level of
demonstration became more in-
Three students, April Allison,
'67; Linda Rosenwein, '66; and
Laurie Wender, Grad, came to
trial on charges of trespassing
last night, in connection with
a demonstration p r o t e s t i n g
American involvement in Viet
Municipal J u d g e Francis
O'Brien fined both Miss Alli-
son and Miss Wender $35 plus
$15 court costs. Miss Rosen-
weins was fined $10 plus .$10
costs. All three had entered
pleas of "no contest."
tense, those observing the protests
responded more violently.

rounded at the jail by a crowd
composed mostly of high school
students and older townspeople.
About 40 Ann Arbor police had
formed a line on one side of the
crowd to hold back any possible
As the crowd surrounding the
demonstrators grew larger, bottles
and stones were hurled at them,
signs were grabbed and burned
in a parking lot adjoining the
County Jail and physical attacks
were threatened.
Leave Jail
Peter DiLorenzi, a leader of the
group, said that at that time a
decision was made to leave the
jail to avoid any possible injury
to the demonstrators. According-
ly, the group reformed and march-
ed back to campus, having picked
up many supporters that swelled
the number marching to approxi-
mately 200.
The demonstrators gathered on
the steps of the Alumni Memorial
Hall across State Street from the
Michigan Union, where a large un-
sympathetic crowd again formed.
At this time 25 policemen were
present to keep order.
When the police indicated that
they could not longer provide pro-
tection, and it appeared to the

ple rather than students, although
during the homecoming parade
the float entered by the Viet Nam
Day ommittee had been destroy-
ed by angry spectators.
Plans appeared to be unchang-
ed, however, for protest activities
before, during and after the foot-
ball game today in spite of sev-
eral voiced threats of attacks on
speakers, and the possibility that
a similar reaction might come
from those attending the game.

Gets Police that, "If it was your intention to
"I ran for the policeman who get arrested, we'll satisfy you. You
was standing on the corner of will be arrested."
East University and South Uni- Trespassing
versity and brought him to where Shortly after that Krassny an-
the float was stopped," Stewart !nounced that the building would
Gordon, '66, said. be closed at 6 p.m. and that ar-
rests would be made then. He ex-
See CROWD, Page 2 plained the arrest procedure to
them and the right to counsel.
The charge against them, Krassny.
said, would be trespassing for
which both the bail and fine, if
there was a conviction, would
be $50.
The attorney for the owner ofi
the building'was also present and
informed the demonstrators of the

-Daily-Andy Sacks
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS from Ann Arbor and the surrounding area hold back the crowd
above as demonstrators illegally sitting-in at the Selective Service office were being brought to the
waiting police van for a trip to the county jail.

Viet Demonstrators Hold 8-Hour
Thug Vigil, March on Drat Board

After the arrest of the sit-ins demonstrators that violence was
at the Selective Service Office the again possible, DiLorenzi made a
picketers outside accompanied second announcement cancelling
them to the County Jail where an any planned speakers and vigil
all night sympathy vigil had been on campus.

The picketers, numbering ap-
proximately 100, were quickly sur-

The violence was largely the re-
sult of a highly unfavorable re-
sponse from Ann Arbor townspeo-

What's New. at. 764-1817
Allan Lowenstein, one of the organizers of the Mississippi
-Civil Rights movement, will be in Ann Arbor Monday to help start
a University chapter of the now nationwide Americans for a Re-
appraisal of Far Eastern Policy.
The goal of the group is to widen the debate currently rag-
ing over Viet Nam to include a debate on the relationship between
the United States and China, which they feel is of crucial im-
portance. The group hopes to begin a series of teach-ins on this
aspect of U.S. policy in order to find a solution applicable to all of
Far East Asia.
Due to a mixup in the numbering on the judges' scorecards,
the results of the homecoming float competition were not an-
nounced last night as expected. The only place still in doubt is
first place, as Evans Scholars and Chi Omega finished second

Midst Homecoming paddles and
SPASM (Society Preventing As-
sinine Student Movements) signs,
over 75 students and faculty mem-
bers ended an eight-hour sit-in
vigil in the center of the Diag
yesterday afternoon.
As part of the International
Days of Protest against American
involvement in Viet Nam, shifts
of 20 or, more anti-U.S. policy
picketers sat on the Diag M and1
either rationally discussed or emo-
tionally argued their viewpoints
with passersby. Signs ranging
from "Your silence is creating a
graveyard in Viet Nam" to "Home-
coming for U.S. Troops Now" suc-
cinctly made their plea to those
who had no time to stop.
Protesters represented almost
every department of the Univer-
sity including chemistry, physics,
psychology, anthropology, mathe-
matics, sociology, and philosophy.
The Ann Arbor Viet Nam Com-
mittee summarized the intent of
the participants by saying that
they were "simply asking, in ways
they deem appropriate, that the
American government support its
professed principles of interna-
tional law and self determination
. Our present policies perpetuate
regimes without popular support,
continue a war which threatens

when the University held the first
teach in last spring. Now, he
pointed out, policy makers would
rather support research on bio-
logical warfare at the University
of Pennsylvania.
Hundreds of students instilled
with the energy and spirit of
Homecoming heckled the protes-
.tors and labeled them "anti-
American, communist, and kikes."
Few were really listening and
countered the picketers with pos-
ters of their own wittily support-
ing SPASM or claiming that "Hap-

piness is a Picket Line." Non-
violence protest protest songs in-
cluded, 'Hey, You, Get Off of My
M" and "Are You a Boy or Are
You a Girl."
One unidentified organization
(rumored to be the John Birch
Society) passed out flyers which
advertised 'Demonstrators, Inc.'
and proclaimed that "Now Your
Town Can Have a Professional
Riot!" and that "Organized Con-
fusion is Best!" "We Specialize in
Hand-Picked Hoodlums That
Can't Speak English . . . All Have

Passed the 'Go Limp' Test." Vio-
lence met the protestors on Main
Street beneath the draft board
windows when one student was
jumped and beaten after his sign
was destroyed.
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs Richard L. Cutler and the
Ann Arbor Police Department
gave the protest marchers com-
plete cooperation and insured their
safety as they marched from the
Diag down Liberty St. to the draft
board and ultimate arrest for

Bill To Boost 'U' Scholarships

demonstrator away from Ann A
39 protestors who were arrested a

-Daily-Andy Sacks
hown here carrying a Viet Nam
rbor Selective Service office. The
ll went in the arms of the officers.


Peace Rallies Sweep
Nation 's Campuses
By The Associated Press dreds of spectators stood between
Protests against United States the marchers and police. Officers
policies in Viet Nam were staged were unable to clear away specta-
in at least nine American cities tors, and eggs were thrown from
yesterday, and in scores of other rooftops at marchers, who stopped

The higher education bill just
approved by a Senate-House con-
ference committee will enable the
University to offer a more gener-
ous financial aids program, Wal-
ter B. Rea, assistant to the vice-
president for student affairs and
director of financial aids, said
The bill, which must still be re-
submitted to the House and Sen-
ate for final passage, contains
provisions for a $70 million in-

of student scholarships and the
amount of money to be appropriat-
ed to the University cannot as yet
be determined. The grants would
be worth $200 to $1000 a year and
would have to be matched by some
other form of student aid, such as
a loan or a work program.
Rea said that the University
plans with the additional federal
funds to greatly enlarge its Op-
portunity Awards Program, which
at present covers over 120 needy


from private institutions. Under
the program, students would ap-
ply directly to the federal govern-
ment for the loans, instead of to
the University as under the Na-
tional Defense Education Act,
Less Than $15,000
Students from families with in-
comes of less than $15,000 a year
would not begin repayment of
their loan until nine months fol-
lowing graduation. In the mean-
time, there would be no interest
charges on the loans while in col-

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