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Vol. LXXVIII, No. 10-S Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tuesday, May 14, 1968 Ten Cents

Six Pages

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-Associated Press
Paris demonstrators tear down flags
Trny, HarriMan
"set first demands

PARIS (A')-Hundreds of thou-
sands of protesters against the De
Gaulle regime surged through the.
heart of Paris yesterday in the
climax of a day of general strikes
and demonstrations across
Workers, students, people of all
ages and classes marched for three
miles amid chants for President
Charles de Gaulle to resign and
cries of "De Gaulle assassin!
De Gaulle assassin!"
It was the largest people's pa-
rade through Paris in memory
and the strongest such demon-
stration against De Gaulle's 10-
year-old Fifth Republic. He leaves
today for Romania on a state visit
After some concessions from the
regime toward students who had
rioted last week, the demonstra-
tions took on a wide tone of cri-
ticism against the entire Gaullist
De Gaulle talked with Premier
Georges Pompidou last night-for
the second time during the day-
about the strike and demonstra
As the last of the demonstrators
joined the line of march, it was
estimated, that there had been
a solid cortege of 20 abreast for
31/ hours. Organizers of the
demonstration started off esti-
mating a million people, but later
scaled this down to 700,000 to
800,000. Official sources who re-
fused to be identified said their
information indicated 200,000 to
The parade headed peacefully
into the Left Bank but armed
police in battle dress massed at
bridges crossing the Seine to
block any attempts by students
to cross to the Right Bank, where,
American and North Vietnamese:
diplomats are holding preliminary
peace talks.
The work stoppage itself, called
by the country's four major la-
bor unions to support student
protests against police action dur-
ing the past week 'of savage riot-
ing in the Latin Quarter, was a
near failure.;
Organizers had hoped for na-
tionwide paralysis. But despite
appeals by the unions and stu-
dent groups for a total walkout of
Frnch workers there were only
relatively minor disruptions in
transport and electric power.
There were practically no mail
deliveries in Paris but service
was continued in smaller towns.
About half of Paris' subway trains
were running and long distance
train service was normal.
Electricity service came back
on in the afternoon after being
cut in many areas, including the
hotels that house the American
and North Vietnamese delega-
tions. A sit-down strike of air
traffic controllers resulted in
suspension of all outgoing flights!
from Paris.
The Sorbonne - the University
of Paris - was reopened in the
morning. And company-sized con-
centrations of police in control of
the Latin Quarter since Saturday
morning were pulled out of sight.

-Larry Mattis
THE REV. A. D. KING, brother of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, participated in the Poor
People's March yesterday. Meanwhile, demonstrators holding a dead rat threatened to throw the
rodent on President Johnson's desk when the caravan reaches Washington.
Inc iden~t mrsDtri


People 's March

Cutler to meet with
KoenkNeff today
SGC, faculty question consistency
of proposal witl commission report
A heated controversy developed last night over a pro-
posed change in the Regents' Bylaws Vice President for
Student Affairs Richard L. Cutler plans to submit to the
Regents Thursday.
The proposed bylaw is concerned with implementation
of a recommendation of the Hatcher Commission on the
Student Role in Decision-Making that a tri-partite Uni-
versity Council (UC) be es->

PARIS (R) - In its turn, each
side in the Vietnam war demand-
ed yesterday that the other side
scale down the bitter conflict as a
step toward peace.
But the special emissaries of
Presidents Johnson and Ho Chi,
Minh - Ambassador W. Averell
Harriman and Minister of State
Xuan Thuy - were careful to
muffle their charges and counter-
Soos evet
Ten more students were arrest-
ed at Chicago's Roosevelt Univer-
sity yesterday after they refused
to leave the duter room of presi-
dent Rolf Weil's suite of offices.
Another 40 protesters simul-
taneously staged a peaceful deit-
onstration in the office lounge.
This brings the total of arrests
to 57 in the nine day protest of
Weil's refusal to appoint contro-
versial history professor Staugh-
ton Lynd to a full time teaching
position there.
A spokesman for the university
said the administration has not
taken any action yet on the 10
arrested yesterday or the 11 ar-
rested in Friday's similar protest.
It is expected, however that these
21 students will be suspended by
the end of the semester.
In last week's protests 16 stu-
dents were expelled and 23 ar-
Weil, who until recently has re-
frained from commenting on the
Lynd decision, appeared on a Chi-
cago area televisioi show Satur-
day evening. Regarding his de-
cision, Weil said he knew he
would be "damned either way."
In a weekend meeting the
Roosevelt Faculty Senate Execu-
tive Committee passed four reso-
lutions supporting Weil's decision.
The resolutions stated that:
1. The president of the uni-
w versity followed constitutional
procedures in the Lynd decision
and did not exceed his constitu-
tional powers.
2. The consultations between
the president and the deans of
the respective colleges were fre-
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charges in relatively mild terms.
It was as if they were signal-
ing a readiness to talk on and on,
despite their public postures, to
end a war .both said they detest.
Harriman and Thuy, seasoned
in the graces of diplomacy, each
courteously promised to study .the
presentation of the other and to
xmeet again tomorrow.
The central demand of Thuy's
declaration, delivered first at Har-
riman's invitation, was as simple
as it was stark: "Since the U.S.
'government has unleashed the
war of destruction against the
Democratic Republic of Vietnam,
the U.S. has to definitively and
unconditionally cease its bombing
raids and other acts of war on
the whole territory of the DRV.
That is the prime and most
pressing legitimate demand of the
DRV ."
To the relief of some on the
American side, Thuy did 'not go'
on to warn he will leave,.the con-
ference if he does not get his way.
He siloke instead of the "serious
attitude and good will" with
which his side intends to seek an
end of American military action
in order to be able to proceed "to
other points of interest."
This was a plain reference to
the problem of a wider peace
settlement - the problem which
Harriman made the theme of his
2,000-word address.
The American diplomat out-
lined a seven-point program for
peace in all Indochina, beginning
with a swift agreement to restore
the once-demilitarizedr zone be-
tween North and South Vietnam
as a genuine buffer.
Six other measures proposed by
Harriian were:
0 American forces would be
withdrawn from South Vietnam
as the other side withdraws its
forces to the North, stops the in-
filtration and as the level of vio-'
lence subsides."
0 A concert of Asian nations-!
which E presumably could include
Red China - should devise a new
system of supervising any agree-
ment that might emerge. It would
take over from the existing but
powerless International Control
Commission made up of India,:
Canada and Poland.
" All South Vietnamese people,
including the Viet Cong, must be
allowed to determine their awnj
future, "without outside interfer-
ence" on the basis of "one man,
one vote."
0 The neutrality of Laos must

Special To The Daily
DETROIT-A brief incident of
violence broke the generally peace-
ful campaign of the Midwestern
swing of the Poor People's March
through Detroit last night as a
group of marchers tried to prevent
police from towing away a com-
munications car parked by a
driveway in front of downtown
Cobo Hall
A march leader said a replace-
ment for a dead battery had been
sent for but meanwhile about 200
police, some mounted, converged
on the scene.
Reporters said the tense situa-
tion was quieted by the march's
own marshals.
Some minor ipjuries, mostly cut!
lips, were reported. Police lines
blocked entrances to the lobby of
Cobo Hall.
The incident followed a rally
at the hall. Most Detroit specta-
tors left when caravan members
began ripping legs from bridge
tables to use as weapons. March
marshals dissuaded them from any
A crowd of about 1000 people,
many still angry, was persuaded
by march leaders to move to a
meeting five miles away at a I
church in the inner city.
Earlier, all went well in the six
mile march through business and
rises in

ghetto areas as almost 3,000 De-
' troiters joined the 600 campaign-
ers who will go on to Washington.
More than 200 poor from the city
are also expected to join the
march on the Capitol.
In Washington, a spokesman
for the Southern Christian Lead-
ership Conference, which is spon-
soring the march, said the Rev.
Ralph David Abernathy, Martin
Luther King's successor as SCLC
leader, left for . Detroit imme-
Detroit was the seventh city in
the Midwestern swing of the cam-
paign which will arrive in Wash-
ington around May 20. The cam-
paigners leave for Cleveland by
bus this morning.
The march was slated to go.
down Detroit's main street,
Woodward Ave., but was unex-
pectedly rerouted by march lead-
ers through Negro residential
areas "so wedcould go through
the ghetto and see."
Marchers chanted "yea, black
power" and "do right, white man,
before I get mad." Many carried
signsreading, "I have a dream,"
a King slogan.
The march started two hours
after its scheduled 1 p.m. begin-
ning time. The contingent trav-
eling to Washington attended a
dinner at Cobo Hall while other
marchers held a rally nearby.
The Rev. James Groppi from
C apital

Milwaukee was among the group
arriving in Detroit yesterday aft-
er an overnight stop in Toledo.
The parade line stretched for
three blocks, 15 marchers abreast
at some places, with women and
children on the inside of the col-
lumn, flanked by men.
March marshals explained this
was for protection in the event
of any heckling from bystanders
along the line of march.
An estimated 90-plus per cent
of the Midwest caravan was made
up of Negroes, the majority of
them apparently under 30 years of
Abraham Rice, who identified
himself as editor of Chicago's bi-
weekly Westside Torch, ordered
See TROUBLE, Page 2
vote on
Albert apt.,
Ann Arbor City Council was ad-
vised last night by City Attorney
Peter Forsythe that a special nine
vote rule would be in effect when
the council reconsiders action on
a propsed. zoning change at Albert
The change, requested by John
Stegeman, owner of Albert Ter-
race, proposes that land presently
zoned for residential dwellings be
rezoned to provide parking space
for residents of Albert Terrace.
Acting on reque'st by owners of
property adjacent to Albert Ter-
race, the statute would require
nine members of city council to
approve the change rather than
the usual six.
(Under terms of the Ann Arbor'
city charter, owners of property
adjacent to property undergoing
a zoning change can request that
three-quarters of council approve
the change rather than a simple
A definite date for a hearing on+
the proposed change has not, been
City building codes require that
1/3 parking space must be provided1
for every apartment. Albert Ter-+
race presently does not meet thisl
If the zoning change is made,
the existing house on the, site
would remain while the area be-i
hind the dwelling would be re-

tablished to legislate conduct
rules for the "University com-
The controversy was touched
off when several students and
faculty members qu e s t i o n e d
whether the recommended bylaw
is consistent with the spirit of
the Commission report and
whether the proper student and
faculty groups had been consulted
on the proposal. They also ques-
tioned the timing of the move.
Last night SGC President Mi-
chael Koeneke, '69BAd, and Vice
President Robert Neff, '69, asked
Cutler to delay consideration of
the proposal. He agreed to meet
them at 9 a.m. this morning to
consider their demands.
Other nemebrs of SGC indi-
cated that they would consider a
sit-in should Cutler refuse to
withdraw the proposal.
The controversy centers on two
major differences between Cut-
ler's recommendation and the
Commission report. The proposed
bylaw deals only with regulations
for "students apd student groups."
Many members of the Commis-,
sion feel the regulations should
apply to the entire "University
The bylaw also provides that
UC-approvedregulations vetoed
by Faculty Assembly or SGC be
submitted in their original form,
to the Regents after a 45-day
waiting period. If the Regents ap-
prove the regulations they would
take effect over the vetoes of
Faculty Assembly, SGC or both.
The Commission's report expli-
citly recommended that UCH reg-
ulations be approved only after
ratification by Faculty Assembly
and SOC.
Koeneke said if the sections in
question are not changed, "we
just can not accept" the bylaw.
SGC memb'er-at-large Michael
Davis, Grad, said "I will never let
my vote be used to support UC or
anything that goes with it in its
present form."
Cutler claims the drafting of the
proposal was "an absolutely faith-
ful attempt to transpose the Com-
mission's report into bylaw form
within the guidelines set down by
the Regents."
However, Residential College
Dean and member of the Hatcher
Commission James Robertson said
he is "a little troubled" by the rec-
ommended bylaw.
Cutler received a mandate from
the Regents at their regular April
meeting to have the proposal
See NEW, Page 2

Following are excerpts from the
proposed by-law which Vice Pres-
ident Cutler is expected to present
to the Regents on Thursday to-
gether with relevant sections of
the Hatcher Commissions' report:
Commission Report: "We rec-
ommend that the Regents as-
tablish a University Council . .
(which) should determine, subject
only to review by the. Regents, the
locus of authority for making rules
of conduct by members of 'the
University community .. ."
Proposed Bylaw: There is
hereby established a University
Council which shall have the au-
thority to formulate and propose
rules and regulations governing
the conduct of students and stu-
dent groups on University-owned
or University-supervised proper-
Commission Report: The rules
governing activities in this sector,
to be formulated by the University
council, should become effective
only after submission to and rati-
fication by/ the faculty asifembly
and, the central body or bodies of
student government.
Proposed bylaw:' In the event
;that a rule or regulation proposed
by the University Council is re-
jected ..'. by the action of either
the Senate Assembly' or Student
Government Council ... such rule
or regulation shall be with-at ef-
fect until such time as either, (1)
the rule . . in amended form is
ratified by both bodies, or (2) a
period- of forty-five (45) days has
elapsed, at which time the rule
or regulation will be considered,
in its original form, for ratifica-
tion by the Regents, whichever is
SGC member Michael Davis has
proposed as revision to the pro-
posed bylaws that:
--in sections of the proposed
bylaw where the terms "students"
or "student groups" are employed,
the terms "members of the Uni-
versity community" or "groups
composed of members of the Uni-
versity community" be substituted,
-that p rt .2) of the above
paragraph be deleted.


WASHINGTON (P-The Poor People's Cam-
paign raised its wooden camp on a lawn by the
Lincoln Memorial yesterday to begin what its
leaders say will be a summer-long siege of Con-
The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy promised
protesters, "We're going to plague the pharaohs
of this nation, with plague after plague, until
they agree to give us meaningful jobs and a
guaranteed annual income." ,
About 400 demonstrators chanted "Free-
dom" with each blow of the hammer as Aber-
nathy drove the first nail for the tent-shaped
plywood dwellings that will house the throng of
marchers converging on the nation's capital.
Although the Pentagon placed an unan-
nounced number of troops in what it termed
"a state of readiness," there were no incidents
of any type reported.
Abernathy, leader of the campaign planned
by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said,
"We're going to stay here until the Congress
acts or the Congress adjourns, and then we will
go to wherever Congress goes."
The first marchers arrived by bus from Mis-
sissippi and Tennessee Sunday. Other regiments
wound their way toward the capital yesterday

"We are tired of living with rats and roaches
while a few people live in mansions with wall
to wall carpeting," he said.
Abernathy said, "We are proving to the na-
tion today they cannot stop us by killing Dr.
King. They killed the dreamer but they cannot
kill the dream."
The campsite stretches to the edge of the
circular drive surrounding the Lincoln Memorial,
where King stood in 1963 and, in an emotional
speech to 200,000 civil rights supporters, intoned,
"I have a dream..."

Two new candidates
file for school board

Two more candidates have filed
for the Ann Arbor school board
election. The entries of Mrs. Joan
C. Adams and Ted Heusel bring
to eight the number of candidates
seeking election to three seats.
Mrs. Adams is a member of the
boards of directors of Washtenaw
County Citizens for Economic Op-
portunity, the County League for
Planned Parenthood and the
Housing Emergency Loan program.
She is also a member of Human-
izing Existing Welfare, Fair Play
for Peonle. and Concerned Parents.

the board,'' Mrs. Adams said in
her statement.
Heusel will announce his formal
candidacy .today. He is a member
of the staff of WOIA-B radio.
Last week Bill Ayers, director of
the Children's Community, also
announced his candidacy for the
school board: The Children's Com-
munity is an experimental school
for four to eight year olds in Ann
Arbor. Ayers has been active in the
New Politics Party for the past
Other candidates include two
incumbents. Seeking their second
t ,rpp vp +ar t..p oa Mrs Wrances


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