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Vol. LXXVIII No. 46-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, July 1 7,1968
Bell refuses arbitration,
Ask Regents to
post pone OSS
Students demand participation
in decisions oni restructuring
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Plans for the
Democratic National Convention
remained up in the air yesterday
as the Illinois Bell Telephone Co.
rejected binding arbitaration of
its long dispute with communica-
At the same time the union,
the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers,rejected a Bell
proposal, first advanced by Mayor
Richard J. Daley, that conven-
tion installations be farmed out to
contractors independent of Bell,
The 70-day strike has threat-
ened removal of the convention,
scheduled to start Aug. 26, from
Chicago. Bell said that if the dis-
pute were ended immediately, it
couldeput in service more than 70
per cent of that required for the'
big political meeting.
John M. Bailey, chairman of
the Democratic National Commit-
tee, has warned that the conven-
tion may be moved if the strike
is not settled by July 28.
However, Bailey said yesterday,
"We will have no statement ex-
cept that, at this time, we still,
plan to hold the convention in
Bailey expressed regret at the
latest impasse but added, "We
still hold out some hope of get-
ting the job done in Chicago."
In Miami sources promised
Florida will *"throw open the cash
drawer" and Republican Gov.
Claude Kirk will' "be a good boy"
if the Democrats move their a-
tional convention here from Chi-
Preparations are almost com-
plete for the Republican Na-
tional Convention starting here
Aug. 6. It would be a simple
matter for the Democrats to move
in and use the same facilities.
A top Florida Democrat who is
close to President Johnson said
Democratic National Chairman
John Bailey told him, if the tele-
phone strike "isn't settled by Aug.
1, there would be''no other place
for the party to go but Miami
Robert A. Nickey, chief nego-
tiator for the IBEW Systems
Council T-4, said "nothing doing"
on the company's contracting-out
By TEVE NISSEN
Both sides remained firm yesterday in the student-
administration controversy over a proposal for the reorgani-
zation of the Office of Student Affairs which President Rob-
ben W. Fleming plans to bring to the Regents Friday.
The proposal, written in the form of a new Regental by-
law, drew sharp criticism Monday from student leaders who
demanded Fleming withdraw the plan from the Regents'
The students met yesterday to draft a letter to the Re-
gents protesting Fleming's decision to act on the bylaw pro-
posal this week.
The letter, which is signed 'by Stuart Katz, president of
Graduate Assembly, Robert Neff, executive vice president of
Student Government Council,
and three other student lead-
ers, asks the Regents to delay
action on Fleming's proposal.
Fleming has said he will not
withdraw the proposal and last
night he reaffirmed that deci- returnIto
slion. "A new bylaw chapter has
got to go to the Regents at this
time," hesaid. mdfcto: A ~ a
tim weerseveral modifications
in the bylaw draft released Mon-
If I had a hammer. ..
Industrious art fans braved yesterday's heat and humidity to construct booths for participants
in the annual Ann Arbor Art Fair. The fair begins today, and features original work by local
artists as well as out-of-town masters. Ann Arbor merchants will show their appreciation as well
as their business sense by drastically reducing the prices of their summer goods.
POLI SCI POSITION:
Famous China expert named
to teach graduate seminars
Panthers keep watch in Oakland
,Deny request to6 halt
Panther leader's trial)
day may be made before the Re-
gents vote on the proposal, Flem-
ing indicated. He declined to say
what changes are being:. contem-
The letter to the Regent com-
plains that students did" not have
"the opportunity to participate in
the formulation of this document."y
"There are a number of points.
with which we strongly disagree,"
the letter states. "We are forced
to reject the document in toto."
The controversy centers on sev-
eral sections of the new bylaw.
Students objected to restrictions
in the proposal on speakers spon-
sored by student organizations.
From Wire Service Reports
OAKLAND, Calif. - The sec-
nd day of Black Panther leader
uey Newton's murder trial was
completed yesterday with jury se-
lection still not begun and with a
fifth court refusing to stop the
Newton is charged with the
killing last October of Oakland
policeman John F. Frey, 23, in a
tshootout that wounded another
officer and Newton.
* OLYMPIA, Wash. ,) - Co-
median Dick Gregory, weakened/
by a self-imposed fast of almost
six weeks, was released from
Thurston County Jail late yes-
I Superior Court Judge Hewitt
Henry, acting on a petition
*rought by the black presidential
candidate's attorney, o r d e r e d
Gregory released as a trusty-at-
large for the 15-day balance of a
Jack Tanner, Gregory's attor-
ney from nearby Tacoma, said
the candidate had taken only
listilled water since he went to
jail June 7.
Gregory, sentenced on an ille-
gal net fishing charge for his
part in an Indian fishing rights
demonstration in 1966, said he
would fast to call attention to
Indian civil rights problems. .
44 Before making' his decision,
Judge Henry turned to Gregory,
who was sitting quietly at the at-
torney's table dressed in white
Jail coveralls and slippers.
"Is this alleged fast causing you
physical discomfort?" the judge
"Yes," Gregory replied.
Noting the problem in the case
at this time was Gregory's physi-'
cal condition, Henry said the con-
dition was "imposed on you by
your own will."
"If this matter were brought
up a month ago I would not have
-onsidered it," Henry said.
*Then he said he would sign an1
order releasing Gregory on a
trusty-at-large status, which, in
effect, cancels the remainder of
the jail sentence.
The 35-year-old Gregory told
newsmen as he left the court-
house that the "first thing I'm
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals turned down defense re-
quests for a trial stay and habeas
corpus writ based on a claim that
Newton's prior felony conviction
was illegal and a peril to his de-
Seven floors below, on the
streets around the courthouse, a
peaceful crowd of about 200 per-'
sons, including some 100 Panthers,
Garry, 'said he foresaw the Ap-
peals court action and had filed
for a writ of certiorary Monday
night with the U.S. Supreme
In refusing the request, Chief
Appeals Judge Richard H. Cham-
bers suggested a move to the
nation's highest court, or an ap-
peal after the trial.
While the defense maneuvering
was going on in San Francisco,
the Superior Court of Judge Mon-
roe Friedman in Oakland where
the trial began Monday, was the
scene of a drawn-out attack on
the Alameda County jury selec-
Garry had filed a motion Mon-
day to quash the master panel of
more than 7,000 potential jurors.
Arguments over this motion
lasted all day Monday and yes-
terday. The court has not 'yet
come to a decision.
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Garry launched his attack on
the jury selection process by ques-
tioning the man in charge, court
secretary Edward T. Schnarr, who
told how panelists are chosen
from registered voters all over
From another witness, a Uni-
versity of California sociologist,
Jan Vizari, he drew testimony
that West Oakland is predomi-
nantly Negro but has the lowest
percentage of registered voters of
any district in the county.
Garry argued that this preclud-
ed selection of a Jury that could
give a Negro a fair trial.
Vizari, an assistant professor of
sociology, said his study was based
on the 1960 census, but that any
changes since then would only
have made the situation worse.
He said West Oakland was 71.3
per cent Negro in 1960, but that
only 52.5 per cent of the residents
were registered voters. This was
the lowest rate for the county, he
said, with South Oakland show-
ing 75.2 per centregistered to
vote, and Hayward 83.4 per cent.
Under examination by Asst.
Dist. Atty. Lowell Jensen, the
court secretary said that he had
no policy of his own for the sys-
tepmaic'e xclusion of Negroesin
Allen Whiting, one of the West- tions. He will also work with Prof.
ern world's top authorities on Alexander Eckstein in the Center
Communist China's foreign pol- for Chinese Studies on an exten-
Icy, will join the University facul- sive study on China which Eck-
ty next month as a professor of stein is directing under a $900,000
political science. Ford Foundation Grant.
The Regents will confirm Whit- Whiting has been deputy to the
ing's appointment at their July United States Consul General in
Hong Kong since 1966. He has
meeting Friday. served with the State Department
Whiting will teach a graduate since 1961. first with a special
seminar on international rela- studies group and later as director
NeW free iiniverse tv
Under this arrangement con- T _'IN'
tractors independent of the Bell
company would make the instal
phitheatre, the convention hall,o
Nickey insisted however that By ANN MUNSTER
"the convention in Chicago is not B
dead." The newly organized Ann Arbor
He said his men would be back Free School has set up a program
to work in three days if the com- of about fourteen courses in vari-
pany would agree to binding ar- ous stages of formation. School
bitration. organizers say more courses can
be readily added to the curriculum
REDUCED COVERAGE if enough interest in them is
The television networks have shown.
of the Office of Research
Analysis for the Far West.
" in.. : T k.. V ...' - P.. W
don't know a great deal about
said that reduced coverage of the
convention is a possibility if the
strike is not settled quickly.
Mayor Daley said he was "great-
ly disappointed" by the company's
rejection of the arbitration pro-
Nickey said the union has pre-
pared charges of unfair labor
practices against the company
and that they will be filed with
the National Labor Relations
Board today if the company does
not agree to arbitrate by then.
The statewide walkout of 11,800
electrical workers started May 8.
It has delayed installation of
equipment needed for radio and
television coverage of the con-
Topics for the courses planned'
so far vary widely, and the struc-
tures outlined for the courses are
even more diverse.
For example a drama workshop
is planned which will undertake
all the tasks involved in produc-
ing a play. Members of a film
course being offered will make a
Another group plans to study
existentialism. They will probably
limit themselves to discussing
works by Nietzche and Sartre, and'
will begin by reading Nietzche's
Thus Spake Zarathustra.
"It is basically a common in-
terest group," said Pete Samuel-
son, a member. "It is for people
interested in existentialism who
A creative writing workshop is
being organized by Don Dorrance,
associate editor of Overflow mag-
azine. "Knowing what young;
writers go through, I had already
been meeting with some of them,
criticizing their work and discuss-
ing it with them," he said.
When the Free School was
started, Dorrance decided to try
to incorporate his informal pro-
gram into it. Over twenty people
have indicated an interest so far.
Dorrance plans to break them
into groups of five or six, accord-
ing to the kind of writing they
want to do and the writing expe-
rience they have.
A course entitled "Total Assault
on the Culture" will also be fea-
tured in the Free School curricu-
lum. John Sinclair, one of the
class' organizers, described the
course as "a workshop to train
people to be cultural guerillas."
The ultimate aim of the course,
Sinclair says, will be to "infiltrate
See FREE, Page 2
He is a graduate of Cornell and
Columbia universities and holds a
certificate from Columbia's Rus-
sian Institute. He joined the.
Northwestern University faculty in
1951 as an instructor in political)
science before he completed his
From 1953 to 1955, Whiting
studied the Chinese revolution in
Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan
as a Ford Foundation fellow, con-
centrating on Sino-Soviet rela-
Whiting taught at Michigan
State University, from 1953 to
1955 where he. was an assistant
professor in the political science
During that time he also served
as a consultant to the RAND
Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif. He
worked full time doing social re-
search for RAND from 1957-
Whiting is the author of "So-
viet Policies in China, 1917-24,"
"Lynamics of International Rela-
tions," "Sinkiang: Pawn or
Povit?" "China Crosses the
Yalu,'' and the China section of
"Modern Political Systems."
A member of the American Po-
litical Science Association, Whit-
ing is also affiliated with the As-
sociation of Asian Studies and
Americani Slavic Association.
Whiting's appointment was pro-
posed by Prof. Samuel J. Elders-
veld, chairman of the political
science department. Eldersveld
called Whiting "one of the out-
standing academic authorities on
China and the Far East."
Prof. Robert Ward, former di-
rector of the Center for Japa-
nese Studies, said, "If one were
td pick the outstanding senior
scholar on China today, one
would select Whiting."
LONDON (P) -=James Earl Ray
gave up is battle against extra-
dition yesterday and agreed to re-
turn to the United States for trial.
on charges of assassinating. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
He is expected to fly home un-
der heavy guard in the next few
days for trial in Memphis, Tenn.,
in the shooting of the Nobel
laureate there last April 4.
Ray, an escaped convict from
the Missouri State Penitentiary,
was arrested in London June 8. He
has steadily claimed his innocence'
of the killing.
, A legal informant said Ray
signed a statement declaring he
would not pursue an appeal in the
British High Court against a
Magistrate's Court order July 2
extraditing him to the United
The statement, signed yester-
day morning at a conference with
his court-appointed British law-
yer, cut short a complicated legal
case which had little chance of
Peoplei'-who talked to Ray re-
cently in Wandsworth prison -said
he had been growing restless and
tired of waiting. Another factor
was the news that the British had
refused to continue legal aid for
his appeal. He had been granted
free legal service for the lower
Ray's statement was signed in
an irregular: , hand, "Ramon
George Sneyd," the alias under
which he had been held.here since
It said, "I have made 'this deci-
sion after considering all the
facts, and I believe that this is the
best course of action for me to
King's murder was a political
crime and therefore he could not
be extradited under British law.
But he apparently decided several
days ago to drop the appeal,
which had been set for the High
Court before three British judges
on July 29.
His American lawyer, Arthur J.
Hanes of Birmingham, Ala., is
flying to London and is due here
this morning. He may ask for per-
mission to accompany Ray home,
but U. S. officials indicated this
request would be turned down.
President Fleming -
Another controversial -section
states that "all offenses of stu-
dents against good order and
proper conduct committed in any
classroom or laboratory in the
presence of an instructor may be
dealt with summarily by the in-
Student leaders criticized this
section, claiming it offers no pro-
visions for due process.
They also criticized the creation
in the bylaw of an "advisory coun-
cil" to aid the vice president for
student services. The council, the
students insist, should be a policy
making group rather than an ad-+
visory committee.', 1
A RELEVANT PERSPECTIVE
- ; ..,
Honors courses: Black
By HENRY GRIX
Sometimes it is easier to for-
But black historian Harold
W. Cruse is going to be at the
University next year encourag-
ing students to remember.
Cruse, author of the 1967 §ur-
vey The Crisis of the Negro In-
tellectual, will conduct two sem-
inars in black history for hon-
ors and other qualified upper-
In the fall, he will teach His-
tory 393, a three credit-hour,
course in The American Cross
Cultural Phenomenon in Black
and White: Interpretations and
ville to Stokely, Carmichael to
But Cruse is determined to
make his history vital.
Using his own 600 page vol-
ume as a basic text, Cruse hopes
to work out "how black and
white history ought to be taught
in relation to each other,'
Cruse contends that the "one-
sided racial view" of history
usually taught "can't explain,
the American phenomenon at
,Cruse was invited to conduct
the seminars by Prof. Otto Graf,
of the German department, di-
rector of the literary 'college
honors program: Graf was im-
pressed by the author's deter-
± Negro, Graf feels Cruse is ad-
vocating a return to the "eight-
eenth century theories defining
culture in terms of the indigen-
ous, pristine, least alien influ-
ences in a society,"
However, Prof. Marvin Fel-
heim of the English and Amer-
ican Studies departments ex-
plains Cruse does not invite a
revision to African nationalism
or a push toward increased
Instead, Felhein says, Cruse
is making a plea for pluralism
while attacking the failures of
the Negro community and "the
forces of the white community
that have misled the Negro: the
political parties, -abor, the lib-