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CLOUDY
High-67
Low-45
Showers, clearing by
afternoon

Vol. LXXIX, No. 21-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, June 6, 1969 Ten Cents
Key school funinglan aces vote o
By MARCY ABRAMSON Failure to approve themillage Music, art and physical educa- Approximately 1.6 mills are members, as well as on the margin mill renewal in a second election. the ne
Co-Editor could jeopardize the accreditation tion instruction may be cut by proposed to cover a predicted en- of defeat June 9. Also on the ballot is a half mill open.
and of the high school, Westerman half; elemenetary French pro- rollment increase of 927 students, Of the nine candidates for three additional assessment for educa- The
NADINE COHODAS adds, and will force the school grams may be eliminated; curri- including 90 from University vacancies, only four support the tion of physically and mentally been de
system to cut many programs in culum development may be re- School, which is being closed by millage and accept the present handicapped students. Since 1959 the boa
A crucial 6.67 mill funding pro- order to pay for an increase in duced; and audio-visual materials the University in June. board's estimation of the situa- county residents have been paying porting
posal for Ann Arbor public schools teacher salaries and fringe bene- may be reduced by one t h i r d. Another 1.5 mills are also slat- tion. John Cruz, A. Gerald Gott- one half mill for special services, pearsp
is the key issue on the ballot for fits which was negotiated last These are some of the cuts pro- ed to pay for improvements in in- leib, Ivan Kemp, John Schneider and the program needs to expand pass th
Monday's school election. The year as the schools faced a pos- jected by Westerman. struction, especially for students and Cecil Warner all oppose the to meet increased enrollment. The only
millage is'not expected to p a s s, sible teacher strike. The 6.67 mill package proposal withlearning difficulties; admin- additional 3.3 proposed assessment half mill Is expected to pass. gibl
although defeat could severely Without the millage, Wester- adds 3.3 mills over the next five trationcustodial cr nd ma because they believe it is exces- he tird popsd to the gJble to
cripple the school system, man predicts, class sizes may be years to a renewal of the present tenance of a contingency fund. sive. 9 thisd nrl five milliposal.
However, the June turnout is increased, extra-curricular activi- 3.37 mill assessment. This means a However, the increase would 9 ballot is a nearly five million If th
traditionally low, and it is expect- ties and athletics cut substan- tax hike of $3.30 per $1000 of If this millage is defeated, ano- actually only amount to $33 a dollar bonding issue to be used for propose
ed that the votes of registered tially, and even the number of state equalized valuation. ther, lower proposal will be year for a house with a market building a new junior high school Decem
students, who are eligible to vote class periods per day in junior of the 6.67 mills, approximately brought to the voters later in the value of $20,000 (assessed value of on the model of Scarlett Jr. High With
on millage proposals, could turn and senior high schools reduced. 3.6 mills is slated to pay for summer. If successive proposals $10,000), for example. School. board I
the election. The proposed daily class num- promised salary increases to are defeated, the school board will Since three members of the Ann Arbor currently has four ers to
School superintendent W. Scott ber reduction (from seven to six) teachers and predicted salary in- continue to offer new ones until existing nine-man board oppose junior high schools, built to ac- to pro
Westerman says the "tradition of would mean a 'warning' for the creses for custodial, , cafeteria some proposal is accepted, the additional millage, election of commodate 3800 students. Some third s
excellence" of the school system high school from the North Cen- and other staff not covered in the What the new proposals will be three more opponents would mean 4500 are expected in the Junior Polls
cannot be maintained without the tral Association, the area's accred- agreement with the teachers as- depends in part on the results that the board would most likely highs ilext fall, and 5000 are ex- 7 a.m.1
millage. iting association. sociation. of the election of three new board ask for no more than the 3.37 pected by September, 1971, when Arbor e

Six Pages,
day&
w junior high school would
bonding issue has already
efeated twice. However, all
rd candidates are now sups
the bonding, and it ap-
ossible that the issue may
is time.
property owners are eli-
vote on the bonding pro-
e bonding fails again, the
.l will be resubmitted next
er for a fourth try.
in the calendar year the
s expected to ask the vot-
approve a millage increase
vide funds for building a
enior high school as well.
will be open Monday from
to 8 p.m. as usual in Ann
elections.

Board-
affirms
nohours
By SHARON WEINER
The Board of Governors of
the Residence Halls yesterday
recommended that all restric-
tions on womens hours be
abolished and that the con-
cept of house self-determina-
tion of visitation policy be re-
affirmed by the Regents "on
a permanent basis."
The resolution was adopted fol-
lowing a report of the results of
a student-staff opinion survey
taken in April on visitation and
hour-restriction policies. Last July,
the Regents had requested the
survey, similar to one taken in
April; 1968.
The recommendations may be
sent to the Regents in time for
consideration at their June meet-
ing, said John Feldkamp, chair-
man of the meeting and director
of University housing.
The resolution specifically asks
that:
-the "no hours" policy for
freshmen women be reaffirmed on
a permanent basis;
-parental permission for "no
hours" no longer be required of
women under 21 years of age;
-the concept of house self-de-
termination of visitation policies
be reaffirmed on .a permanent
basis and the residents of individ-
ual housing units should deter-
mine visitation policy by a demo-
cratic process;
-the purely advisory role of
house staff be re-emphasized.
ofThe survey showed 75 per cent!
of the students living in the dorms
felt the "no hours" policy had no
adverse effect on freshman
women.
It also indicated the vast major-
ity of both students and staff feel
freshmen women should have "no
hours" and are in favor of house
self-determination of visitation
policies.
The survey was conducted by
the Survey Research Center in
cooperation with the Office of
University Housing.,
A policy statement from Inter-
House Assembly supporting the
abolition of all restrictions on
hours had been adopted by theI
board in. April.;

Rent

strike

suit hearing,

rally

today

By HAROLD ROSENTHAL
Arguments for dismissal and summary judgment in the
landlord's conspiracy case against the Tenants Union will
be heard by Circuit Judge William Ager at 8:30 this morn-
ing.
Ager may then accept one of the motions, deny both,
or postpone making any decision. Granting dismissal would
mean dropping of the suit, while summary judgment would
grant an injunction against rent strike and damages to the
landlords.
The Tenants Union will hold a Diag rally at noon today
to build support for their i

Rogers discusses Vietnam
Secretary of State William P. Rogers discussed troop with-
drawals and answered questions on peace negotiations at a news
conference yesterday. He said training of South Vietnam forces
to take over more combat duties.is "moving alorg at a rapid
pace." Rogers said peace negotiations "were wedded to the
principle that the people of South Vietnam will decide their
own future."
ALGIERS TRIAL:
"
Judge ds ulfesE
unexpected witness
By DAVID and ALISON WEIR
Special To The Daily
MASON, Mich. - An attempt by the defense to present
a "surprise witness" failed yesterday in the final day of
testimony in the Algiers Motel murder trial.
Judge William J. Beer ruled the testimony of Richard
Sunday, a teacher at Detroit Northwestern High School,
inadmissable in the trial of ex-Detroit policeman Ronald
August for the shotgun slaying of a 19-year-old Negro youth
during the 1967 riot.
The youth, Auburey Pollard, .was one of three killed at
the, motel July 26 -as police arrived to investigate alleged
sniper fire. ----
Defense attorney Norman Lippitt
had planned to introduce Sunday's
testimony as "proof of Pollard's'
violent character." Pollard had'
been a student in Sunday's special
education classes from September,;a v
1964 to March, 1965.
Beer allowed Lippitt and prose-f
cuting Attorney Avery Weiswasser.
to examine Sunday in the absence
of the jury before making his
ruling on the matter.
Sunday claimed that Pollard's ,
reputation in the community for
"violence, aggressiveness, and tur-
bulence" was "bad." Under cross-
examination by Weiswasser. he
admitted Pollard had once as-:
saulted him in the classroom and
that he was ''bitter'' about that q
incident.
"Now I only feel sorry for him 'e
(Pollard)" Sunday told the court.}
Sunday's testimony was intend-
ed to strengthen the defense's
argument that August killed Pl- ''

.Daly-Jay Cassidy
FRED BRIGGS, NBC news correspondent, talks with Peter Denton and Stuart Katz of the Rent
Strike Steering Committee. NBC cameramen will be in Ann Arbor tomorrow to film the rent strike
rally on the Diag.'
Student housing- boar~d

asks

'U'

funds for strike

By LORNA CHEROT
Despite the University's contin-
ued insistence on neutrality, the
Student Advisory Committee on
Housing is pressuring the Univer-
sity to give financial support to
the rent strike. I
The purpose of the move is to
force the University to take a
stand on the rent strike, explained
Ted Reed, one of the five mem-
bers of the all-student committee.
"We want to make them aware
of what the consequences will be
of their not taking a stand on the
Tenants Union," he said.
"We assume they will say no.
In that case, we will ask for a
public meeting to gain enough
student support and pressure the

University to alter its position of
neutrality to one in favor of the
Tenants Union," Reed added.
The committee voted yesterday
to send a letter to Acting Vice
President for Student Affairs
Barbara Newell and Vice Presi-
dent and Chief Financial Officer
Wilbur K. Pierpont urging them
to give financial aid to the Ten-
ants Union.
If there is no. response to the
letter, the committee will request
a public meeting with Mrs. New-
el.
John Feldkamp, director of
University housing, speculated
yesterday that the committee
would not receive an immediate
response.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON GALAS
rock music will travel

Before turning to the vice presi-
dents, the committee had request-
ed that the Office of Student Com-
munity Relations and the Off-
.Campus Housing Bureau appro-
priate funds to the Tenants Union.
However, Tom Brown of the
student community relations of-
fice said that the office had con-
ferred with University attorneys
wh9 said that in view of the Uni-
versity's neutral position, it would
be "highly improper and probably
illegal" for the funds to be Appro-
priated by the two agencies.
Ted Reed and Barry Cohen,
who is also -a member of the rent
strike steering committee, argued
that appropriation of money to
the Tenants Union is compatible
with the University's interest in
providing student housing at a
reasonable cost, which is the ob-
jective of the Tenants Union.
In addition, Reed and Cohen
argued that the University should
feel some obligation to be in-
volved in the rent strike, since
Student Government Council and
other students organizations have
contributed funds and SGC has
volunteered to be named as co-
defendant in the pending con-
spiracy case brought by seven
landlords against the Tenants
Union.
Brown countered that SGC has
a tradition of extending itself,
even in the appropriation of
money, which "in no way binds
the University." Feldkamp added
that SGC represents student opin-
ion only.
Brown also offered to set up a
mediation system within the stu-
dent community relations office.
Reed said this would only be ac-
ceptable if the landlords and stu-

position.
The suit has peen brought
against the Tenants Union by sev-
en landlords who charge that the
ultimate goal of the rent strike is
-an attack on the concept of pri-
vate property. The suit seeks an
injunction to halt the rent strike.
Besides the injunction, t h e
landlords are seeking $10,000 in
individual damages, $300,000 in
exemplary damages and recovery
exemplary damages and recovery
of more than $100,00 of unpaid
rent being held in escrow..
In addition, 12 of the 91 de-
fendants are charged with con-
spiracy to violate existing and fu-
ture leases and to obtain libelous
articles in The Daily.
The Tenants Union has filed a
countersuit charging that the
landlords have violated leases and
anti-trust statutes. The counter-
suit asks for over one million dol-
lars in damages.
If Ager rejects both motions, a
date will be set for the trial of
the actual suit. The countersuit
also will be heard at that time.
David Goldstein, a member of
the rent strike steering commit-
tee, said yesterday that A g e r
"will probably put off making any
decision."
"We're optimistic about the out-
come because our cause is just,"
added James Lafferty, an a t -
torney for the Tenants Union.
The 12 charged with conspiracy
are Goldstein, Stuart Katz, Dale
Berry, Peter Denton, Nancy Holm-
strom, Barry Cohen, Janet Hari'dy,
Mary Crawly, Allan Kaufman,
David Shapiro, Steven Marston
and Maria Mazzaloni.
Student Government Council
has asked to be named a co-de-
fendant in the case. Ager will also
rule on this motion today, which
could' then involve the University
and the Regents. SGC has no legal
existence and only the Regents
can be held accountable in court,
although SGC officers can be held
personally accountable.
In addition to the 91 strikers,1
the complaint covers "all organ-1
izations the strikers represent or1
See CONSPIRACY, Page 2
_ .
New hospital
director named
Edward J. Connors, superinten-
dent of the University of Wiscon-t
sin Hospitals since 1960, will be-,

CIty rops.
assault,
probe
Members of the rent strike
steering committee reacted
angrily last night when t o1 d
that the city attorneys' of-
fice has closed investigation ,
of an incident in the Student
Activities ]Bldg. between a
landlordand four rent strik-
ers.
Jerome Farmer of the city at-
torney's office said last n i g h t
that the investigation of the in-
cident has ended and that "for
now the case is closed."
Stu Katz, a steering committee
member, said, "We want to pro-
secute. We don't know anything
about the case being closed."
"We'll stick by our statement
of last night (Wednesday)," he
said. "Either they'll start treat-
ing cases impartially or we'll have
to do something.
The steering committee's state-
ment said that if the city did not
apply the law impartially t h e y
would be forced to defend them-
selves.
The investigation started as a
result of an incident in the SAB
Tuesday night. Gene Trupin, a
steering committee member, a n d
Louis Feigelson, manager of the
Ambassador Co., filed counter
complaints with the, Ann Arbor
police charging assault and bat-
tery.
Trupin claimed that Feigelson
"slammed into" Peter Denton and
assaulted Janet Handy, Gr e g
Curtner and himself.
Feigelson charged that Denton
pushed some chairs at him and
threw a "body block", scraping
Feigelson's knee.
Even though the city attorney's
office has declared the case clos-
ed, it is still possible for the
parties -involved to force the city
attorney's office to prosecute, as
Katz indicated.,
The cases of an alleged assault
by Mrs. Ike Kozminski of John
Brugh and the arrest of Miss
Handy, a rent strike steering com-
mittee member, for soliciting

By NADINE COHODAS
Sunday rock concerts in Ann Arbor are
like musical chairs in reverse. When the
music starts, everybody moves.
And this week is -no exception. Skip
Taube of Trans Love Energies, sponsors
of the concerts, has announced that this
Sunday's event will be in Gallup Park, off
Geddes Road. The site was selected after
Tabue and other Trans Love people met
with Assistant City Administrator Don
Borut.
Previous Sunday concerts had been held
in West Park and on a University owned
piece of land on Fuller Road near North
Camps Tn nast vars all cnnerts were

The mobile music is a result of com-
plaints from West Park area residents who
say concert goers have caused "excessive
noise," used obscene language, driven their
motorcycles recklessly, and trampled family
gardens.
So at a special meeting May 17, City
Council decided to rotate the events so the
same residents would not always be host
to the weekly affairs.
At that meeting council amended a
resolution passed July 29, 1968 which pro-
hibited the use of high electronic instru-
ments in city parks. Now such instruments
can be used after a permit is obtained
from the city park department.

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