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Thursday, June 6, 1968

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Kennedy's condition Police arrest 27 protesters
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decided to charge and arraign him
with no word to press or public.
Police sources reported that the
two wanted to avoid any possi-
bility of a repeat of the slaying in
Dallas of Lee Harvey Oswald, ac-
cused assassin of Kennedy's broth-
er, President John F. Kennedy.
Oswald was shot while in police
custody by a bystander, Jack
Ruby.
Municipal Judge Joan Dempsey
Klein came to court at 7:30 a.m.,
more thanan hour before normal
starting time, and arraigned Sir-
han on six counts of assault with
intent to commit murder.
A public defender was called in
to represent him. Bail was set at
$250,000. Sirhan was taken in
handcuffs to County Jail.
In additional swift action, the
Count Grand, Jury was briefed
yesterday morning and will Bear.'
the case tomorrow, which is ex-
pected to make unnecessary a pre-
liminary hearing set for next
Monday.
Meanwhile, a stunned nation
and a shocked President Johnson
prayed yesterday for Sen. Robert
F. Kennedy and for the country
where violence and political as-.
sassination have become so com-
monplace.
"There are no words equal to
the 'horror of this tragedy," John-
son said shortly after Kennedy
was critically wounded by a hail
of bullets fired in a Los Angeles
holtel. Five other persons were
less seriously hurt.
"Our thoughts and our prayers
are with Sen. Kenedy, his family
and the other victims," the Pres-
ident said. "All America prays for
his recovery. We also pray that
divisiveness and violence be driven
from the hearts of men every-
where.",
Vice President Hubert H.
Humphrey, one of Kennedy's two
rivals for the Democratic presi-
dential ngmination, said, "Our
hopes and prayers are with Sen.
Kennedy and those others who
have been the victims of this
dreadful act of violence. It is a
shocking and terrible thing that
has happened. Our hearts go out
to Mrs. Kennedy and the children
and the families of the other
wounded."
Kennedy's other opponent, Sen.
Eugene J. McCarthy, said no
words could express his feelings.
"It is not enough in my judgment
to say that this was the act of
one deranged man," he said. "The
nation, I think, bears too great a
burden of guilt . . ."
McCarthy- said he was indefi-
nitely suspending all political ac-
tivity.
Former Vice President Richard
M. Nixon, the leading candidate
for the Republican presidential
nomination, said he was shocked
and appalled. "My deepest sympa-
thies go to the Senator's family
which already has known more

than its share of tragedy," Nixon
said.
New York Gov. Nelson A.
Rockefeller, also a GOP presiden-
tial aspirant, said, "All Americans
of good will are stunned and ap-
palled. What strikes any one of us
strikes all of us. We are gravely
wounded..I am filled with sorrow
for the Senator and his family.
And this sorrow extends to all our
nation: For such an assault on one
man is an assault on our whole
national life."
Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr.,
whose husband was killed by an
assassin on April 4, sent Mrs.
Kennedy a telegram saying in
part: "I am praying for your
husband whom I so much'respect
and I am praying for'our coun-
try in this period of great nation-
al tragedy and peril."
-uche- loses
to Raf fert
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Educator
Max Rafferty, an avowed conserv-
.ative, ousted Serf. Thomas H.
Kuchel yesterday from the U.S.
Senate, where Kuchel has been
assistant Republican leader since
1959.
With 78 per cent of the GOP
primary vote tallied, Rafferty held
a slim margin of 49 per cent to
48 per cent, an edge of 15,308,1
in a five-way contest. Much of,
the unreported vote was in coun-
ties where Rafferty was running
well ahead of Kuchel.

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-that the MSU Public Safety
Lept. (the carppus police) be dis-
banded;
-that the school refuse to as-
sist police in informing on or ar-
resting students;
-that students and faculty
have complete control of the or-
ganization which will replace the
campus police.
After yesterday's demonstrations'
and arrests, a fourth demand was
added: that Richard Bernitt, di-
rector of the campus police,. be
dismissed.
However, it was clear from dis-
cussion before and after yester-
day's sit-in, that the protests are
being precipitated by a iore
widespread dissatisfaction with
the university's administration.
Both the Associated Students of
MSU (ASMSU) and the faculty
committee on student affairs, yes-
terday discussed the student de-
mands, but neither group took
any action.
ASMSU President Pete Ells-
worth and other campus leaders
met with Bernitt last night, but
the content of their discussion
was not disclosed.
Their meeting followed yester-
day's activities which began with
a day-long discussion. After this
session, several students entered
the administration building as
early as 2 p.m. yesterday despite
a 45-30 vote by the ad-hoc group
in which they participated.
The sit-in quickly grew until
approximately 50 students crowd-
ed into the narrow hall of the
building, leaving a path open to
avoid disrupting the use of the
building's facilities.

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Meanwhile, the remainder of the
ad-hoc group remained outside to
demonstrate their support of those
who were sitting in.
At 3 p.m. only a handful of
demonstrators indicated they
would definitely remain in the
building after its 5:30 p.m. clos-
ing.
"I'm not with this group outside
that has determined to make only
a vocal commitment and has . .
refused to make any other com-
mitment," said Linda Knapik, 19,
of Cleveland, who said she with-
drew from MSU following winter
term.
Miss Knapik said she wanted
MSU "restructured" and hoped
to "prove that one may stand
against the system --- the admin-
istration, the cops and the gov-
ernment of this United States."
"I feel strong enough" about
wanting MSU restructured, and "I
am willing to suffer the conse-
quences," said Doug Sterrett, 18,
of Lansing, who also has dropped
out of MSU.
The university is part of so-
ciety," he said, "and every person
should be interested."

By RICHARD KELLER SIMON
The last two-thirds of the
University Players production
of "Major Barbara" is very
good. Once the secondary char-
acters take the stage (in the
Salvation Army shelter of Act
II) the play comes alive and
stays alive.
In Act One, the cast seemed
straining to find the right pace.
It never did, and the comedy
failed to develop. Act One is the
most delicate to perform (it
merely sets up the situation for
the rest of the play) and if it
is not funny, it is Shaw at his
most tedious.
The great achievement of
Act Two was that it made the
audience sit up and really care
about the play. Most of the
credit goes to John Slade (as
Bill Walker), Suzanne Zoum-
baris (as Rummy Mitchens)
and Melvyn Buchner (as Snob-
by Price) who put on exciting
and skillful performances.
The entire cast found the
pace in Act III, and the play
worked beautifully. The three
central characters became peo-
ple, not merely puppets of the
grand master of talky plays.
Maureen Anderman (as Bar-
bara) did an excellent job with
a difficult part (to play a dead-
ly serious role in a Shaw play).,
She worked best when inter-
acting with her father, Andrew
Undershaft (George McCloud),
in all the scenes of the play.
Undershaft himself seemed
out of place in the first two
acts of the play - he was do-
ing a transplanted Mephistoph-
eles, and his eerie glints in the
eye were only distracting. In
Act Three hp supplied most of
the electricity, and the glints
made perfect sense.
Joel Hencken (as Adolphus
Cusins), aside from swallowing
a few important lines, was very
good. His weaknesses as a
Euripides added force to the
ironies of the play, and his
strengths as an egomaniac exe-
cuted the final coup de grace to
the audience.
There were two moments in
the play where it became near-

ly impossible to follow the dia-
logue - once in Act II in a
lengthy confrontation between
Undershaft and Cusins, and
once at the very end of the
play. In the first case, the ac-
tors were swallowing words, in
the second, they were racing
through line delivery.
The place where it hurt the
most was in Act II. Cusins,
when quoting Euripides, must
make himself understood - for
Shaw is not throwing out witty
repartee here, but setting up
the necessary background for
the final confrontation between
Undershaft and Cusins at the
end of the play.
Burnette Staebler (as Lady
Britomart) and Michael Fire-
stone (as Charles Lomax) were
the only two disappointments.
Lady Britomart has to carry
much of Act One by hetself.
Her comic pace was off, and
instead of coming through as
a bombastic overbearing battle-
axe, she sounded more like a
Jewish - Mother - without -
the-accent.
Firestone played Lomax in
high farce, and only managed
to remove himself from the
play. What he did he did very
well, but it was not part of
"Major Barbara." The only
other burlesque element (also
off the mark) were the stage
businesses of Bilton, in the final
scene.
James Coakley's direction
succeeded both in maintaining
a consistent comic tone (aside
from the small burlesque mo-
ments) and in maintaining the
difficult balance between Bar-
bara and Undershaft. It never
became sweetness and light
against the devil, and it never
lost the distinctions Shaw was
driving at.
The set by Frederika Merri-
man is non-realistic until Act
III, and it only distracted me
until Act III, where it was
particularly good. As the Brito-
mart house it looked like the
cave of the Flintstones, with
the added encumbrance of pil-
lars of melted bananas. As the
Salvation Army shelter it look-
ed like a plastic greek temple.

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Presidential race in
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Associated Press News Analysis
WASHINGTON - The burst of
gunfire that critically wounded
Robert F. Kennedy yesterday
drove the 1968 presidential sweep-
stakes into a state of chaotic
uncertainty. -
Kennedy's presidential oppo-
nents promptly imposed an in-
definite moratorium on campaign
appearances.
Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whom
Kennedy defeated in Tuesday's
South Dakota and California pri-
maries, said he would confer in
Washington with Kennedy's aides,
President Johnson and Vice Presi-,
dent Hubert H. Humphrey "before
taking on other political activ-
ities of any kind."
Humphrey who was not entered
in any of the primaries, also can-
celed political appearances. So did
the two announced Republican
candidates, Vice President Rich-
ard M. Nixon and Gov. Nelson A.
Rockefeller of New York.
The moratorium comes at a
critical time in the campaign-
just as Kennedy and McCarthy
prepared to turn from the bitterly
contested presidential primaries
to do battle with Humphrey in
states that pick delegates in con-
ventions.
With victories Tuesday in the
California and South Dakota pri-
maries, Kennedy has 2741/ votes
in an Associated Press tabulation

igan and Pensylvania. He ap-
peared this week to be making
headway, but this behind-the-
scenes maneuvering could be stall-
ed indefinitely, depending on
Kennedy's condition. f
If the New York senator is un-
able to resume his campaign, there
likely will be pleas for his younger
brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
(D-Mass) to carry the Kennedy
banner onward-either in his or
his brother's name.
The pleas probably would be
strongest from men like Lawrence
O'Brien, Pierre Salinger and Theo-
dore Sorensen, family friends who
had served John Kennedy in the
White House and this year joined
in Robert Kennedy's well-financed
and well-organized quest for the
presidency.
But the nation's politicians
wouldn't discuss this or other pos-
sibilities Wednesday. They had
as one put it. placed prayers above
politics.

The third dissident, Jan Heid-
rick, 19, of Lake Odessa, another
winter term dropout, said she
agreed with Sterrett and Miss
Knapik.
Many undecided students were
persuaded to leave the building
by reports of adverse reaction
from the Faculty Committee on
Student Affairs.
Most students left the adminis-
tration building at 4 p.m., but
three women remained. As the
5:30 p.m. deadline for entering or
leaving the building approached,
the sit-in faction continued to
gain support.
At the last moment, Prof. Jack
Kanes of MSU's physics depart-
ment joined 18 students inside
the building.
Campus police arrived at 5:30
to lock the building and give tiem-
onstrators a final opportunity to
leave without being subject to ar-
rest. Two students left at this
time.
Reporters were also threatened
with arrest if they did not vacate
the building at 5:30, and all left.
Both supporters and hecklers of
the demonstrators witnessed the
police action which followed.
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retary George Christian was asked of national convention delegates
if Johnson might now seek con- already selected. Humphrey has
gressional approval of a stronger 308;/2 and McCarthy 2341/' in the
gun control bill. AP tabulation.
"Let's just wait for develop- The key states of New York and
ments on that," he said. Ilinois are among those yet to
While the shooting of Robert select their delegates. Hours after
Kennedy built new pressures on Kennedy was wounded, it was
Congress to broaden the watered~- unclear what effect the shooting
down version, it would have passed would have on these state conven-
anyway. And they acknowledgedC or on the Democratic Na-
they would have had great diffi- tional Convention scheduled to
culty winning stronger controls if begin Aug. 26 in Chicago.
the measure had gone to confer-, n Humphrey has been concen-
trating his efforts on winning over
ence. already selected but uncommitted
Gun control advocates In both delegates in big states like Mich-
houses pledged, however, to work
for a tougher law at the next
session.
Sen. Joseph D. Tydings, (D-
Md.), a close friend of Robert
Kennedy and one who publicly
endorsed his presidential candi-
dacy, promised to fight for "much
stronger" limitations. But he said 0 Jg
even such federal laws would not
be enough - that "states as well
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About 150 persons picketed the DAVID
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the group's opposition to gun con-
trols. "Disarm the NRA" said one
of the placards. The protest was
organized by labor, congressional
and civil rights groups.
The executive vice president of
the NRA, Franklin Orth, issued a '
statement repeating opposition to
the gun control bill and saying "I
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