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Vol. LXXVIII, No. 4-S Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday, May 4, 1968 Ten Cents






Ask segregated dormitories, p
increased black enrollment





Special To The Daily
EVANSTON, Ill.-A band of 110 black students at North-
mstern University continued to hold the university's business
office last night and leaders said they would remain in the
building until President J. Roscoe =Miller grants them a series
of demands.
There are approximately 125 black students in North-
western's enrollment of 6,400.
- Administrative officials met through the afternoon and
evening but refused any comment. They planned to confer
with the blacks after a conference late last night.
Emerging from a meeting held in the late afternoon withj


the blacks, Dean of Students
SColumbi a
NEW YORK OP)-One of Colum-
bia University's most eminent
scholars said yesterday the insti-
tution's lay board of trustees is
prepared to bow to student mili-
tants to a degree and "to relin-
quish authority."
"They are willing to consider
the delegation, or the sharing of
authority, so far as it is good for
the university," English Prof
Lionel Trilling told a news con-
He is a member of a faculty
4 mediation committee born during
days of violent student demon-
strations that have rocked the
uptown Columbia campus. Both
the students and the teaching
staff have demanded a greater
voice in university policy.
After his committee had inau-
gurated a series of discussions
with the trustees, Trilling-said the
board is aware that "some
changes in the university are
"A degree of normalcy will be
established before the end of the
term," the 62-year-old Trilling
predicted. "There will be a will-
ingness among the students to
want a resumption of normalcy."
Columbia resumed operations
on a small scale during the day,
and a band of still rebellious stu-
dents failed in their initial effort
to promote a boycott of classes.
However, a demand for the res-
ignation of Columbia President
Grayson Clark was abandoned by
the militants.
Most divisions of the Ivy League
university remained closed in the
11th day of a disruptive student
demonstration. Columbia has an
over-all student body of 25,381.
However, classes were held at
the Law School, Teachers' College
and the Graduate School of Jour-
The attempt to organize a
classroom strike began after Kirk
summoned 1,000 city police onto
the campus last Tuesday to clear
five buildings occupied by dem-
onstrators. There were 720 ar-
rests and more than 150 minor

Roland J. Hinz said the blacks
""expressed a serious concern"
and that the administration
had not yet considered their
action "acts of violence."
Earlier Hinz had forbidden the
Evanston police to converge on
the building, but divisions from
the Cook County Sheriff's Office
patrolled the area. The policemen,
numbering as many as 30, carried
aerosol cans of Mace, even though
the U.S. Surgeon General had an-
- nounced earlier yesterday that po-
t lice use of the drug may be harm-
ful. J
s Th'e black students are demand-
- Ing an increase in the university's
enrollment of blacks, segregated
black living units, more black
r studies courses, and a black stu-
f dent union.
The blacks, members of the
. Afro-American Student Union and
For Members Only groups, let it
be known that if police enter the
bursar's office, the university's
complex computer control net-
work located in the building would
be damaged.
Students entered the building
at 7 a.m. yesterday morning. By
afternoon 20 other white students
seized control of Hinz's office in
sympathy with the blacks.
After Chicago's two evening
newspapers - the American and
Daily News - began circulating,
black spokesman James Turner
said that no more information
would be given to the press.
"''We made every attempt to
work closely with the press," Tur-
ner explained, "for an objective
description of what is going on,
butinstead we are now getting
reports from the news services
that we are leading a rebellion
demanding that black-eyed peas
be served at dinner." f

hits Mace
U.S. Surgeon General William
H. Stuart issued a warning yes-
terday that the chemical Mace,
used for riot control, may have
more than a temporary effect on
the eye.
The warning, in a letter sent
to all state and local health offi-
cers, stated law enforcement offi-
cials should be advised that
prompt treatment be given to
those on whom the chemical is
Law enforcement officials in
some cities, including Ann Arbor,
have already suspended use of
the chemical pending reports on
its possible detrimental effects.
Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter
E. Krasny said that although the*
chemical was still in stock, rit
would not be used until the re-
sults of an analysis of the ef-
fects of Mace currently being
done by the University's pharma-
cology department showed that it
had no permanently harmful side
effects. 'If the study indicates,
that the chemical may be harm-I
ful, it will not be used as a non
lethal weapon, said Krasny.
The police initiated use of
Mace on an experimental basis
in February. Its use was suspend-
ed, pending results of the analy-
sis, in March by City Council
following debate prompted by two
incidents involving the use of
Ezra Rowry, Ann Arbor CORE
chairman, commenting on Kras-
ny's statements regarding Stu-
art's warning, said that "All Kras-
ny wants is permission to use
Mace, regardless,4 of its conse-
quences to the victims."
Rowry went on to say that he
questioned Krasny's competence,
integrity, and honesty as chief of
police. He claimed that after hav-
ing made personal promises. to
See SURGEON, page 2

-Associated Press
Northwestern students seize building
House not likely to ban
MSU graduated tui~tion'

Success, iges
on bombing hl
By The Associated Press
Full-scale negotiations to settle the Vietnam war will
probably take place in Paris if the North Vietnamese and
American delegations gathering there next week for prelim-
inary contacts can agree on a halt to U.S. bombing of North
Vietnam, diplomatic sources said yesterday.
This assessment came hours after Hanoi and Washington
said they would begin preliminary talks May 10 or shortly
thereafter in Paris, a city where Ho Chi Minh considered
himself betrayed by the French in negotiations 22 years ago.
Working out a halt to the bombing is the main subject
of next week's contacts. The sources said they anticipated
that the first round would be
long and drawn out. h
President Johnson immediately I-'
coupled his announcement of thep o
agreement In a nationally tele-
vised news conference with a so-
ber warning against expectingcg1
these first direct United States- 11
North Vietnamese talks will
quickly end the war.. "
He said "We hope this agree- iot deaths
ment on initial contact will prove
a step forward and can represent
a mutual and a serious movement DETROIT () - Three white
by all parties toward peace in policemen and a Negro private
Southeast Asia." guard were charged yesterday
But the President added: with conspiring to violate the civil
"I must, however, sound a cau- rights of 10 persons, including
tionary note. This is only the very two of three Negro youths shot to
first step. There are many, many death in the Algiers Motel during
hazards and difficulties ahead." last July's Detroit riot.
Actually, the preliminary ses- U.S. Atty. Lawrence Gubow
sions are expected only to deter- said a federal grand jury in De-
mine whether there is a mutually troit handed down the indictment
acceptable basis for serious peace against Ronald August, David
negotiations. Senak and Robert Paille, white
If a formula for a bombing members of the police force dur-
cessation can be reached-North ing the riot, and against Melvin
Vietnam demands that the halt be Dismukes, the guard.
unconditional - the parties will
undertake a Southeast Asian TheIndictment was made under
peace settlement, thes diplomatic an 1871 civil rights law which
sources said They indicated the makes it unlawful "to conspire to
negotiators would remain In Par- injure, oppress, threaten or in-
neoti torhs w"ldngr a difficult" timidate any citizen in the free
sfecond this "long and exercise and enjoyment of, the
A main advantage offered by right and privilege secured to
Paris as a site for talks is that the Constitution "
both sides can maintain contactti
on the spot with their special Gubow said the charges allege
friends. North Vietnam can keep that the "defendants would as-
in touch with Red China as well sault, threaten and intimidate the
as Russia. America's fighting al- asserted victims to punish them
lies are similarly represented. and coerce them into making
High administration officials statements regarding the identity
have told newsmen in recent days of alleged snipers and the location
that a total bombing halt is pos- of firearms."
would proceed, that the North Arraignment of the four was
iVetnamese are serious about set for next week.
sible if it appears that talks August and Paille are facing
finding a way to end the hostill- charges of first degree murder in
ties, and that Hanoi would not Michigan in connection with the
take advantage o fa cessation. deaths at the motel. Dismukes
"We're likely to learn a good goes on trial Monday in Detroit
deal as negotiations start," one Recorder's Court on a charge of
authority said. felonious assault in connection
The emphasis in high admin- with the slayings.
istration quarters is on the im- Conviction on t h e federal
portance to remain as flexible as charges carries a maximum pen-
possible-and for this reason all alty of 10 years in prison and a
are under a presidential admoni- $5,000 fine. In Michigan, convic-
tion to say nothing about what tion on a first-degree murder
further steps the United States charge carries a mandatory max-
might be willing to take. imum penalty of life imprison-
In his March 31 speech, Johnson ment.
restated his "San Antonio for- Several years imprisonment us-
mula" this way: ually is the sentence for a feleni-
See PARIS, page 2 ous assault conviction,

Leaders of both parties in the
state legislature yesterday indi-
cated they d.not expect a pro-
posed constitutional amendment
which would bar state colleges
and universities from using a slid-
ing tuition scale based on income
to pass the House when it comes
to a vote early next week.
Rep. Gustave Groat (R-Battle
Creek), sponsor of the proposed
amendment, said if all members
of the House were present and
voting, only 60-14 shy of the
two-thirds needed for passage of

State~ open housing bill to face

amendment battles in

School mi

The state's open housing bill
yesterday emerged from the House
Civil Rights. Committee onto the
floor without recommendation to
amend, but will face a possibly
long series of amendment battles
before a final vote can be taken.
Before being reported to the
floor, the 'bill was stripped oft
earlier amendments in the hope
the House would pass without
change the version which the Sen-
ate approved last month.
In committee Thursday, five Re-
lage V ote
by board
1967 amendment to the general
election laws which halts voter
registration 30 days before a
school election. The amendment
also states that registration cannot
be taken for one school election
when the offices are officially
closed because of the 30-day limit
for a previously scheduled election.
Registrations were therefore
closed in the Ann Arbor School
District on April 13, 30 days be-
fore the May 13 millage election
date. As a result, voters wishing
to register for the June 10 school
election after April 13 were not
permitted to do so.

publicans outvoted four Democrats
removing earlier amendments de-
signed to make it easier to prove
racial discrimination Ain housing
cases and to insure that a bias
case, once brought before the
State Civil Rights Commission,
would stay there.
Republicans hoped to expedite
matters on the floor. But House
Minority Floor Leader William
Ryan (D-Detroit) would like to
see one of them put back on the
The amendment would have re-
quired only the "preponderance of
the veidence" for a conviction un-
der the bill while in the senate
version proof "beyond a reason-
able doubt'" is required.
The bill is "set up on a civil,
rather than a criminal case basis,"
said Ryan, "yet the bill uses the
degree of proof needed in a crim-
inal case," that is, conviction must
be based on evidence which dem-
onstrates guilt "beyond a reason-
able doubt."
Ryan also wants the bill amend-
ed to remove a provision which
would subject complainants to
court fees should the respondant
not be found to be in violation of
the law.
The responsibility of the com-
plainant should be only to file
charges, said Ryan. "Further ac-
tion rests with the Atty. Gen.'s of-
Nonetheless, Ryan said he
thinks he will shpport the bill if it
must be voted on in the present
form. The problem, he said, will be
whether the bill should be passed
if it is made too weak.
Mainrity Floor Leader William

alterations will come about evenly
from members of both parties.
However, Hampton said he was
reasonably confident the bill
would pass in some form.
If amendments are made to the
Senate bill, that chamber must act
again, trying to reach concensus.
Having Senate leaders at a nego-
tiating session would be an at-
tempt to avoid another major de-
bate in that wing of the Capitol.
Last month the Senate took five
days of debate to pass onthe bill.
The House will probably not be-
gin consideration of the bill until
the latter part of next week,
Hampton said. This is because
next Friday is the last day for
committees to report out bills and
much time will be spent, on their
break near
United Auto Workers Union con-
firmed yesterday plans to sever its
last significant link with the AFL-
CIO by stopping payment of its
yearly $1 million dues.
A UAW spokesman said the ac-
tion will be submitted in the form
of a resolution for approval by the
delegates to the union's 21st Con-
stitutional Convention opening
here today.
"Its approval is a certainty,"
the spokesman said.
UAW President Walter P. Reu-
ther and other top officers were
nt+v an i.y nr nmmm+

a constitutional amendment
would support the bill.
The bill is aimed specifically at
Michigan State University which
last September initiated a gradu-
ated tuition plan.
The 60 supporters Groat and
House Majority Floor Leader Wil-
liam Hampton (R - Bloomfield
Hills) expect include all 56 Re-.
publican House members and four
House Minority Floor Leader
William Ryan (D-Detroit) said he
doubts the bill will receive support
from even 60 representatives "un-
less we have more defectors than
we thought." It is clear to all
Democrats that the Democratic
Party opposes the amendment,"
he said.
Hampton said "chances are the
issue is not one that will be set-
tled by a constitutional amend-
ment but one that will be resolved
in the election of Michigan State's
Board of Trustees in November."
The MSU Trustees began the
graduated tuition plan for in-
state students last Fall in an at-
tempt to raise additional reve-
nues without increasing fees of
those least able to pay.'
Under the plan, students whose
families gross $12,000 or less a
year pay the minimum $354. The
charges increase with income to a
maximum tuition of $501 for fam-
ilies grossing $16,666 or more.
MSU Trustee Donald Stevens
(D-Okemos), a long-time support-
er of the graduated tuition plan
said he was not worried about the
proposed constitutional amend-
ment, and said the plan "is prov-
ing very successful."
"They have a perfect right to
propose a constitutional amend-
ment," said Stevens. But "I doubt
if it would be enforceable."
MSU's tuition is $501, he ex-
plained, and anyone with an in-
come less than $16,666 a year can
apply for a reduction in the fee.
MSU is meiely giving "scholar-
ships" on the basis of annual in-
come, he said.
Without the plan in-state tui-
tion would be $429 a. year, Ste-
vens said. Under the present sys-
tem, then, all students whose fam-
ilies earn less than $14,000 may
save money.
The plan was modified and ex-
panded for the Winter term, said
Stevens, and by Fall it will be ex-
tended to all MSU students.
In the Winter term, MSU ex-
tended the system to graduate
students and altered it so that
families with more than one stu-
dent would automatically pay the

MSU's Trustees were split -
five Democrats against three Re-
publicans-on instituting the tui-
tion plan but there has been no
major controversy since then,
Stevens noted.
When the system was put into
operation, Stevens said, he re-
ceived many letters of complaint
"mostly from families with high-
er incomes." But, he added, he
has not , received a complaint
since October.
Groat opposed the graduated
tuition plan from its inception. In
September he sponsored a resolu-
tion, eventually passed by the
House, condemning the new plan.
Groatsaid the tuition scheme is
highly unpopular and that he has
received "hundreds of communi-
cations opposing this plan."
Groat also said the student has
to bring his parent's W-2 income
tax' form to MSU and that this is
an "invasion of privacy." The at-
torney general, he said, "has ruled
a student does not have to fur-
nish the universitystaff with the
W-2 form."
Students who do not provide the
school with these forms pay the
maximum fee.
Groat also claimed MSU was
losing more in alumni contribu-
tions than it is gaining through
the increased funds from tuition.
MSU has "lost thousands of dol-
lars in grants from alumni be-
cause of this plan," he claimed.
However, Stevens said he was
sure the trend in alumni contri-
butions was continuing normally.

Students endorse McCarthy


A school millage election set for
May 13 in Ann Arbor has been
postponed indefinitely by the
Board of Education because of a
legal technicality.
The election was delayed Wed-
nesday on the advice of the school
district's millage and bonding con-
sultants, who said the May 13
election might jeopardize the
legality of planned June 10 school
board elections because an insuf-
ficient amount of time was pro-
vided between the two dates for
voter registration.
The trustees did not reschedule
voting on the millage proposal, but
gave indications it may be com-'
bined with the school board elec-
The new millage date, and pos-
ci-h1 a a r A da ftr o +three-nart


students voted for Sen. Eugene
McCarthy and an end to the war
in Vietnam in Choice '68, the
national campus presidential pri-
mary held April 24. The balloting'
was held March 12 and 13 at the
University because of its early
summer vacation.
McCarthy polled 26.7 per cent
of the almost 1.1 million votes
cast, followed by Sen. Robert
Kennedy with 19.9 per cent and
Richard Nixon with 18.4 per cent.
A combined 62.6 per cent of the
students voted for either an im-
mediate withdrawal of American
troops or a reduction in American
military involvement in Vietnam
against 30 per cent who voted for
nw- -nv ir - -a n - n '31_n - m

For president:
Eugene McCarthy, 285,988 votes,
26.7 per cent
Robert Kennedy, 213,832, 19.9
per cent
Richard Nixon, 197,167, 18.4 per
cent f
Nelson Rockefeller, 115,937, 10.8
per cent
Lyndon Johnson, 57,362, 5.3
per cent
George Wallace (American In-
dependent), 33,078, 3 per cent
Ronald Reagan, 28,215, 2.6 per
John Lindsay, 22,301, 2.2 per
Hubert Humphrey (write-in)
18,535, 1.7 per cent
Charles Percy, 15,184, 1.4 per

Immediate withdrawal of Amer-
ican forces, 17.6
Phased reduction of American
military activity, 45.0
Maintain current level of Amer-
ican military activity, 7.0
Increase the level of American
military activity, 9.0
All-out military effort, 21.0
-What course of military ac-
tion should the United States pur-
sue in regard to the bombing of
North Vietnam?
Permanent cessation of bomb-
ing, 29.0
Temporary suspension of bomb-
ing, 29.0
Maintain current level of bomb-
ing, 12.0
Intensify bombing, 26.0
TT- 4%e...ii.....u rann-4 A n

To assure the legality of the
June election, the attorneys rec-
ommended to the School Board
that the May 13 date be canceled.
T.Lzislationis lnow nnding in





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