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Vol. LXXVI1I, No. 24-S,

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thursday, June 6, 1968

Ten Cents

Six Pac

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Police

jail

protesters

Doctors

report

in MSU demonstration

Students plan
further action
By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING-Eighty police
officers clubbed their way through
a crowd of Michigan State Uni-
versity students yesterday to ar-
rest 17 students and one faculty
member who were sitting in at the
school's administration building.
Also arrested were three others
who resisted police efforts to gain
entry to the building.'
It took police over an hour to
enter and clear the building after
rolling up in an MSU bus at 6:15
p.m. Men from the MSU campus
police, the East Lansing city po-
lice, the Ingham County Sheriff's
Dept. and the State Police took
part in the arrests.
Following the arrests at the
administration bldg., a crowd of
over 400 students and others who
had gathered in the area sur-
rounded the police bus and forced
a contingent of police to lead the
bus on foot to their campus head-
quarters. During this altercation,
six more students were arrested.
They were allegedly dragged
aboard the bus and later jailed.
Those who sat in at the admin-
istration bldg. were charged with
"disrupting the normal function
of a university building" (an MSU
ordinance) and with trespassing.
Charges against the other nine
students were not made public, al-
though an informed source in-
dicated late last night that they
might be charged with conspiracy,
a felony.
Bail for each of the arrested
students was set at $100.
After leaving the campus police
headquarters, over 200 students
moved to the student union where
plans were set for an 8 a.m.
'meeting at Beaumont Tower on
the MSU campus. From there, the
group planned to move en masse
to the arraignment of the arrested
students.
At 10:30 p.m., about 40 of the
protesting students planned to re-
main in the union past its 11
p.m. closing. They intended to
leave the buliding only if re-
quested to do so by police.
However, Prof. Charles Larrowe
of the MSU economics dept. ,a
former faculty advisor to the MSU
chapter of Students for a Demo-
cratic Society, speaking outside
the union, urged students not to
carry out their plans. Larrowe said
that further arrests would not
contribute to the students' cause.
"Tomorrow is going to be one
hell of a show," said protest lead-
er Mark Kupperman. "It's not go-
ing to end, it's going to continue
this summer."
MSU's final examination period
ends Saturday.
Protest activity began Tuesday
as students met with 'MSU Presi-
dent John Hannah, demanding
the restructuring of the campus
police force. The force had as-
sisted state and local officials in
arresting 12 MSU students Mon-
day for the sale of marijuana and
LSD.
The demands presented to Han-
nah were:
See POLICE, Page 2 r

still

'extremely

Kennedy
critical'
Police name

ges

primesuspect
LOS ANGELES (--Sen. Robert F. Kennedy remained in
extremely critical condition yesterday, failing to show any
improvement 12 hours after surgeons removed from his brain
all but a fragment of a bullet police said was fired by Sirhan
Sirhan.
"Sen. Kennedy's condition is still described as'extremely
critical as to life," the senator's press secretary, Frank Man-
kiewicz, told newsmen.
"The team of physicians attending Sen. Robert Kennedy,"
Mankiewicz said in a brief statement, "is concerned over his
continuing failure to show improvement during tlhe post-

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operative period."
But the press aide, answering questions some 17 ho
after Kennedy was cut down in a Los Angeles hotel, wouldr
sav Kennedy's condition is de-?

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Shooting suspect Sirhan is led away by police.

LBJ sets up commission
to investigate vioec

Y-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
Demonstrator protects himself
PIcketIg continues
outside igh school

Bly The Ai' oiateI Piess

tn hw n inil aldn

By JOEL BLOCK
Picketers returned to Ann Arbor
High School yesterday afternoon
as the school went into its third
day of "partial martial law." Ear-
lier in the day, four protesters
handed out leaflets to students as
they entered the school building.
The protesters, who are mem-
bers of Voice-SDS, Committee on
New Politics, the Bill Ayers for
School Board Committee, Ann
Arbor Resistance, and People
Against Racism, are demonstrat-
ing against the stationing of some
20 to 25 policemen in and around
the school building,
Superintendent of Schools W.
Scott Westerman Jr. said he was
"satisfied with the way things are
going at the high school" and that
the School Board would not seek
an injunction against the picket-
ers as. long as the demonstrations
were peaceful without incidents.
Bairj Donabedian, one of two
students who were suspended
Monday for handing out anti-
draft literature, said a member of
the American Civil Liberties Union
considered his case \a worthwhile
one and indicated he would step
into the case if needed.
"He said it looked good for
- , arguing before the Board of Edu-
cation," Donabedian told The
Daily last night. "I'm still inter-
ested in making my situation into
a test case and use it as a vehicle
for changing the school system,"
he added.
Donabedhian, a junior, said he
will confer today with Westerman
about his case. The student was
given the opportunity to take his
Enrollment up
In spring term
A total of 11,076 degree, post-
graduate, professional and credit
extension students are enrolled at
the University for the spring half
tem. 10,176 of these are residence,
credit level students.
This number marks a substan-
tial drop from the 34,773 enroll-
ment during the last winter term.
But it represents an increase over
the 1967 spring term level of.
10,251.
Nearly all of the University's 14
schools and colleges reported en-
rollmest increases.
S The number of credit extension

finals if he signed a statement
promising he would obey school
rules for the end of the semester.
He refused because the statement
would "limit my activities too
much."
Westerman talked with Gov.
George Romney for 15 or 20 min-
utes on Tuesday when Romney
visited the Community Center.
The governor was interested in
what programs the Ann Arbor
schools had underway to improve
race relations, education of dis-
advantaged students, and reduce
the drop-out rate.
Westerman will submit a report
to the School Board next week
detailing the high school faculty's
response to the 21'demands of the
school's black students. The fac-
ulty has adopted 14 of the de-
mands and is studying the others.
A spokesman for the protesters
said they will return to the high
school today and probably every
day for the duration of the'school
year,
Students are in the midst of'
taking final examinations which
will end next Tuesday.

------- aou Le counci a jo
President Johnson announced out taking up the ma
last night the appointment of a -an airing of the l
commission of distinguished Amer- violence between Isra
icans to investigate the "tragic dan.
phenomena" of violence in the Both countries had
land -reflected most recently in urgent meeting to de
the shooting of Sen. Robert F. situation. No date waa
Kennedy. for another meeting.
ofDr. Milton Eisenhower, brother Special New York
of former President Dwight Dand United Nations se
Eisenhower, is among the mem- were posted last nigh
bers, the President told a na-'Arab ambassadors aga
tional television radio audience harm following the E
Aon thesiomra ionudic sassination attempti
Among other commission mem- geles. Police acted afte
bers, the President said, will be threats against Arab
Archbishop Terence Cooke of the reported in the afters
Roman Catholic archdiocese of 'A late sinking spE
New York, former Ambassador stock market sharply
Patricia Harris, longshoreman- action to the shooting
philosopher Eric Hoffer of San
Francisco, Sen. Philip A. Hart (D-
Mich.), Rep. Hale Boggs (D-La.),
and some other members of Con- =S u t 1
gress.
Earlier yesterday, the President
outreached his legal powers to put
Secret Service bodyguards around cou n t
all major presidential aspirants:
and their families. Congress
moved in haste to supply the le- By LESLIE W

iurned with-
Lter at hand
atest border
el and Jor-
asked for an
eal with the
s announced
City 'police
curity forces
it to protect
inst possible
Kennedy as-
in Los An-
r telephoned
envoys were
noon.
ell sent the
lower in re-
. .

President Johnson said in his
telecast last night that he was
"shocked and dismayed" and
"deeply disturbed" by the lawless-
ness and violence of which the
shooting of Sen. Robert F. Ken-
nedy is an example.
What inspired the attack on
Kennedy is not known, the Pres-
ident said. What is known, he
said, is that he has been "sense-
lessly and horribly stilled."
"Tonight this nation faces once
-again the consequences of law-
lessness, hatred, and intrigue in
its midst," Johnson said.
"So let us for God's sake resolve
to live under the law," Johnson
said, calling on the nation to re-
ject "violence' and the teachings
of violence."

teriorating.
"We felt it would be appropriate
at this point," he said, "to stress
the critical condition related
to survival during this period as
well as to the period beyond."
Mankiewicz said although "there
might have been some change,"
he thought Kennedy's life signs-
'pulse, breathing, blood pressure-
were still good.
Earlier, Kennedy underwent a
series of medical tests at Good
Samaritan Hospital. Then, too,
they showed no measurable im-
provement.'
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 24, was
identified by Los Angeles police
as the man who gunned down Sen.
Robert F. Kennedy moments after
the senator thanked supporters
for his California primary election
victory over Sen. Eugene J. Mc-
Carthy.
Sirhan, a Jordanian, "may
have been inflamed" by a state-
ment from Sen. Kennedy during a
televised campaign debate Satur-
day night, said a New York com-
mittee on American-Arab rela-
tions.
Under maximum security guard
in a hospital ward at the Los An-
geles County Central Jail, Sirhan
kept mum about the shooting.;
Police said he is the only sus-
pect. .
He was hospitalized with a,
broken index finger and sprained
left ankle suffered in the melee
of his capture, said an of fical
source at the jail.
Sirhan underwent legal proces-
sing yesterday amid virtually un-
precedented security measure for
this city.
The Police Building was closed
to all but authorized personnel.
Newsmen were searched before
being admitted. For the first time,
newsmen were barred from the
third floor where Sirhan Bishara
Sirhan was questioned.
Sirhan was grabbed by bystand-
ers after a burst of gunfire that
sent a bullet into Kennedy's brain
and wounded five others. Police
whisked him from the scene in a
hotel kitchen to the Rampart Di-
vision station, then moved him in
secrecy to Central Homicide in
the downtown Police Building.
There Police Chief Tom Red-.
din and Dist. Atty. Evelle Younger
See KENNEDY'S, Page 2

Congress
'may pass
gun law

urs
not

WASHINGTON ) - As Sen.
Robert F. Kennedy lay gravely
wounded by shots from a pistol,
Congress continued to move yes-
terday toward final passage of
partial new restrictions on the
sale of handguns.
The step came as the House
voted 317 to 60 against sending to
a conference the Senate-passed-
Omnibus Crime Bill, whIch in-
cludes a ban on mail order sale of
handguns.
The House thus indicated its
readiness to approve the bill and
send it to President Johnson. The
final vote is scheduled today.
Although the measure also pro-
hibits over-the-counter sale of
handguns by nonresidents of a
state, it doesn't restrict sale of
rifles and shotguns as proposed
by Johnson.
Chief sponsor of the stronger
version was Kennedy's brother,
-Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-
Mass.)
And Robert Kennedy himself
long had urged tougher restric-
tions. In a speech before the New
York City Council last August, he
said at w c v
"If we act now, we can save
hundreds of lives in this country
and spare thousands of families
all across this land the grief and
heartbreak that may come from
the loss of a husband, a son, a
brother or a friend."
The Kennedys had suffered the
loss of their other brother, Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy, who was
slain with a mail order rifle in
1963.
The measure, expected to be
approved today, would not prohib-
it sale of rifles or shotguns
through the mails, as proposed by
Johnson and supported by Ed-
ward Kennedy and others.
At the White House, press sec-
See CONGRESS, Page 2

ay challenge

red
NE

AY

gal authority by today. The County Apportionment
At 1 p.m., less than nine hours Commission yesterday adopted a
after the shooting in a Los An-'13 member re-apportionment plan
geles hotel of Sen. Robert F. Ken- for the County Board of Super-
nedy, the White House announced visors.
that Secret Service details had oweey eorge Whr ad
joined all the candidates. County Democratic Chairman and
In another response to the as-
sassination attempt, several thou-. SPOCK TRIAL
sand Army troops were placed on:
alert as a precautionary measure. Professor Joseph Sax's cov-
Officials emphasized that at this erage of the Spook trial will
point no troop deployments are continue in tomorrow's Daily.
planned but "we're watching the
situation" in case violence should a member of the commission, says
break out in Los Angeles, Wash- there is a "distinct possibility"
ington or elsewhere. that a suit could be filed to con-
Officially, the Defense Depart- test this plan.
ment refused to discuss the mat- The redistricting was prompted
ter except to say that "the Army by a recent State Supreme Court
has taken certain prudent ac- ruling which requires that all
tions." county boards of supervisors must
The U.N. Security Council ex- be apportioned on an equal pop-
tended its sympathy last night to ulation basis.
Mrs. Kennedy over the assassina- Sallade says this 13 member
tion attempt. board has "disenfranchised many
Then at the suggestion of Al- voters. It doesn't properly repre-
gerian Ambassador Tewfik Bouat- sent the minority groups, the poor

Listricting
five members on the board under
the new plan.
The last date for filing a suit
is July 7. However, all petitions
for candidacy must be filed by
June 18. If a suit contesting the
apportionment plan is filed after
June 18, the election could be
postponed indefinitely.
Delhey expects the Michigan
Legislature will extend the filing
deadline.
The State House yesterday vot-
ed to extend the deadline for fil-
ing until July 2. The State Sen-
ate has not yet taken similar

I

action.

Regents to hike,
fees tomorr ow
The Regents have called a spe-
cial meeting for tomorrow after-
noon to determine'the University's
budget for the coming fiscal year
and to set the exact size of an ex-
pected $200-250 per year tuition
hike for out-of-state students.
The meeting is contingent upon
action today by the State Legis-
lature on the higher education ap-
nrnnin innhill- Presden+ PRnhhen

and the farmers."
LUder the new districting plan,
Washtenaw County is allowed a
maximum of 21 members on the
board.
Sallade proposed a"21 member
apportionment plan. He felt this
plan would offer a "broader basis
for the farmers and the poor."
Sallade, the only Democratic
member of the commission con-
tends the 13 member plan is "part
of , A Republican plan to control
the county government in disre-
gard of any other considerations."
Prosecuting Attorney and com-
mission member William Delhey

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