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Vol. LXXIX, No. 30-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, June 19, 1969 Ten Cents

Four Pages



Van DerHout

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Student Government Council Executive Vice President
Marc Van Der Hout yesterday walked out of the Senate As-I
sembly committee which is studying the role of ROTC onG
campus after members rejected his motion to cre'ate a' new
committee with half student, half faculty membership.:A<
There are 11 faculty members on the Assembly's Aca-
demic Affairs Committee, an advisory group which is studying.
ROTC. Only two members are students.
Van Der Hout said he would not participate in a com-
mittee which did not have equal representation of students.
He explained that the ROTC issue is of University-wide con-
cern and should not be studied by a faculty committee.
- - -----'..'Van Der Hout's motion' was se-
conded by the other student mem-
ber of the committee, Howard
k SBrilliant, Grad, who was selected
by Graduate Assembly. But when :r
the vote was taken only Van Der"
Hout supported the motion.
o co s dSGC is currently considering a
motion to refuse to name student f
representatives to any committee.......4
that does not have equal student , re a_
This would affect most standing COUNTY DEPUTIES HIT a mo
By LORNA CHEROT committees of the Assembly such
as the, Academic Affairs Commit- The motorcyclist was not arrested
The Regents will discuss tee which have a few student
Student Government Council's members but do not approach
p r o p o s a 1 for a University equal representation.
bookstore during a special Brilliant said he was unsure
public session scheduled for 4 what GA would do if SGC man-
p.m. at'their monthly meeting dates Van Der Haut to leave the
.." committee by passing the resole- ._ n rr>rr ri rr> i

Po1ice make
Some 400 Ann Arbor police, Washtenaw County Deputies
and Michigan State Police cleared a ten-block area around
South University Ave. early this morning arresting at least
30 people.
Hospitals reported treating at least four persons.
Dr. Edward Pierce, a former chairman of the Ann Arbor
Democratic Party and a one-time mayoral candidate, was
arrested by two Washtenaw Countydeputies who dragged him
about 5 yards with the seat of his pants on the cement.
The hour-long action began at 12:45 a.m. after police had
left the South University area at 11,:30.
Earlier in the evening some 200 policemen from f i v e
agencies lined South University for lour hours amid a

peaceful atmosphere.
Det. Lt. Eugene Staudenmaier
said _ the police had been with-
drawn in the hopes that the esti-
mated 700 people remaining on
the streets "would be sensible and
go home."
But about 100 people soon
swarmed into the street at South
University and Church,. impeding
the. flow of traffic. A smaller
group of about 10 people hindered
traffic one block down at East
University and South University.
Another 500 people remained on
the sidewalks.
The police action at 12:45 a.m.
began as two groups of 200 polio
each moved in on South Univer-
sity, one group coming from South
Forest and the other mqving In
from the direction of South State
The sheriff's deputies swept
down on both sidewalk and street
toward Church St. They y e 11e d
"Move on, move on." Some had

-Dailly-Thoinas R. Copi
torcyclist after they knocked him off his bike during last night's clearing of the South University area.


today.VV '"" eBy BARD MONTGOMERY pared, or we will get creamed ...seemed determined to return to including those who upheld the
t1On' The city will not act in a reson- South University last night, but police action-continued for some
Acting Vice-President for Stu- Van Der Hout's formal motion More than 1000 people gathered Thble manne. maonlyu aUewsaers s exges, btime untilohe-croo e as
dent Affairs Barbara Newell, SGC proposed that the committee re- on the Diag for a noon rally yes- tun o ha microphone aras
President Mart McLaughlin, and ject jurisdiction on the ROTC is- terday and voted down a proposed McLaughln and others directed their mood.
Prof. Jonathan Bulkley of the sue and recommend to Assembly demand for the immediate closing their attacks at the city for ordr- Most emphasized that the crowd left for city hall.
natural resources school and the that an ad hoc, half student--half of South University Ave. last ing the police attack and for not was to make a decision on tactics. Several leaders called for an-
engineering college will speak in faculty committee be charged night. answering the needs of the people. But no decision was ever reached. other rally after dark tonight on
favor of the bookstore proposal a with studying ROTC and submit- he crowd heard President Rob- versity co- Leaders had prepared four de -
the Regent rrifrontationns he surgedna eporthROT
the Regents meeting- ting its report directly to the Re- ben Fleming, student and com- frontation, he urged a march on mandsto be presentedto the city' rdmg m h
SCTesrrDniWeseget.!munity leaders and other speak-!city hall. ad obirsetdt h iy President Fleming promised that
SC Treasurer Dennis Webster gents. munThese were discussed at the be- he would "work in every way to
will make the actual presentation He explained that a study by ers, most of whom urged them not However, the idea did not gain ginning of the rally. But the first protect students" from police in-
of the proposal and will discuss the Academic. Affairs Committee to return to South University last much support and after the rally demand-closing of South Univer- tervention on campus, but ad--
the financial feasibility of the would be "a waste of time" since night for another confrontation. only 50 people actually marched sity-was rejected and some of the mitted he had no authority to
proposed business venture. the committee has only advisory Student Government Council to City Hall where they presented leaders then began to argue that prevent them from acting on cam-
s bokstore pr e s i d e n t Marty McLaughlin four demands to Mayor Robert only people who had been invovedp.
SGC 's ktr proposal 'does! status. P resident'at caglnps
not mentiotn how the council plans For that reason, Van Der Hout warned, "If we go out there to- Harris, who received them without in the Confrontation should be The four demands which leaders
to finance the store. SGC V i c e proposed submitting the ad hoc I night, we will have to face an comment. allowed to vote. had prepared were:
President Marc Van Der Ho t said committee report directly to the armed struggle for control of the Despite the urgings of the An argument began and no fur- --Permanent closing of South
this was done because SGC was Regents to avoid the possibility city, .for which we are not pe- speakers, many of the crowd ther votes were taken. Speakers- University, and allowing the
mainly interested in having the { of faculty rejection of any of its- people to turn it into a mall;
executive officers recommend the proposals. @'0 -Removal from office of "per-
concept of a student-operated In response to faculty objections sons responsible for the massxag
Th'rpoa imlctaeohaunyn teyrpeenaiestjava61 ,ILL IL 11 '.7 1 I C IIanduepashntiosfrohmaroisand,
bookstore to the Regents. that Assembly would not mandate 1and unleashing of the police,"
The proposal simply states that only a few representatives to have and explanations from Harris and
the first year's operation would decision-making power, Van Der By SCOTT MIXER District Judge Sandford Elden Denieg, 20; Chairlrs Wilson 18; he ciy and Uveie roles of
Byprobably require an investment of Hout said the specifics of repre- IE ititJdeSnfr le eir 0 hre Wlo,1;tect n nvriy
rbetween $00000 and $250,000n sentai could speworkedioftns of t set bond at $1,500 or $5,000 surety Thomas Loeb, 19; Morrey Kramer, -Dropping of all charges stem-
betweetin th acould be worked outa ety-six persons of the 47 bond (presentation of proof of as- 26; Jeffery H o f f, 25; Lawrence ing from Tuesday's "police riot;"
The $200,000 would be for inven- con- sets to guarantee bond can be met Brown, 25. -"Community c o n t r o 1 of
tory and the remainder for equip- If necessary ,he said, faculty re- frontations still remained in jail if the defendant fails to appear)
ment and operating expenses un- presentatives could present ' mo- last night because they have not Four unidentified persons posted Gregoryr ary Holde: 17; c Earlier yesterday, Fleming met
til the store becomes self-support- tions to Assembly for a vote be- posted bail. bond. Albert, 22; Thomas Gregory, 19; with Harris, City Attorney Peter
ing. fore voting on them in commit- Twenty-four people were ar- The defendants were given pre- Mike Campbell, 25; Aaron Carson, Forsythe, Police Chief Walter
McLaughlin said he would sug- tee. raigned yesterday afternoon on trial hearing dates within 10 days 30; Ralph Riley, 21; Carl Bolling- Krasney, and County Prosecuter
gest financing through student The committee yesterday began charges of engaging in violent after the arraignment. The actual er. 19; and Erick Hansen, 17 William Delhey.
fees, donations and University op- loose planning of the direction it conflict and creating terror and trials of the cases will be conduct- ip dnt Rbb F g d Also at the meeting at City Hall
erating funds, would take in studying' ROTC. havoc in the community. ed in Circuit Court, which han- yesident R e Fleming id As at temei, ity Hall
-4 yestrday that 13 of the people was Barbara Newell, vice-President
Last March, students passed -a Committee co-chairman classics The maximum sentence under dles felony charges. 'arrested are University students for student affairs, Wilbur Pier-
referendum by a 2 to i margin Prof. Theodore Buttrey said the the so-called state riot statute for David Gonzales and Mary Ellen Four are held on misdemeanor pont, vice-president and chief fi-
See REGENTS, Page 3 See ROTC, Page 3 the felony is ten years in prison, Robinson were also arraigned charges, and n i n e are charged nancial officer, and Michael Rad-
or $10,000 fine, or both. Tuesday night on felony charges. with felonies, Fleming said. See RALLY, Page 3
They were charged with "malic-
,'r wIOUs and willful destruction" of
the windshield of an Ann Arbor
h police car.
41.Their bond was s e t at $1,000 F
each, but it is not known whether
they have posted it yet. *
The following people were ar-
raigned yesterday a f t e r n o o n:
Stephanie K. Henderichson, 18;
Donna McNiel, 19; Della J. Boice
20; Jacqueline L. Eyans, 21; John
T. Staff, 21; Thomas G. Pearce,
21; William W. Scott, 22; Andrex
M. Barbas, 21; Mike D. Wilson,
18; Mike W. McKeregan, 21; Ed
< L. Livingston, 17; Mike A. Dover,

fixed bayonets and all


Those coming from the direction
of South State were mostly state
police, but included some Ann Ar-
bor police. At about 1 a.m., about
200' people remained at the corner
of South University and East Uni-
Ann Arbor Deputy Chief Harold
Olson gave the crowd a five min-
ute warning. Many of the people
cried out "Where can we go?"
Most of the people left by going
down East University.
After five minutes, the police
coming up from State Street di-
vided the remaining people into
two groups and forced them in op-
posite directions along East Uni-
The police slowly, forced the
people at least two blocks from
South University.
a Sheriff's deputies later turned
down Church, arresting several
people. Meanwhile, the state and'
Ann Arbor police continued to'
push down East University in both
At approximately 1:45 a de-
tachment of about 30 Washtenaw
C d u n t y deputies swept down
Church St. They searched alley
ways' and small side streets for
stragglers. They made about four
more arrests. 1
All the police had left the area
by 1:50 a.m.
See NEW, Page 3

A crowd of 2500 people ga-
thered at Jefferson Plaza in
front of the Administration
Bldg. for a band concert last
night organized and monitor-
ed by University officials and
University spokesmen said th e
hard rock concert which began at
8:30 p.m. was originally scheduled
for the Diag but was moved be-
cause that location was too close
to tense South University Ave.
University administrators r e -
portedly felt the crowds that
would gather on the Diag for the
concert would 'reinforce those who
regrouped at the scene of Tues-
day night's disorder.
Before the concert began, mem-
bers of the White Panther Party
circulated in the crowd collecting
bail money for the people arrested
Tuesday night.
During the rally some 150 Uni-
versity professors acted as moni-
tors to direct traffic and keep
order during the concert. There
were no uniformed police at the
Mayor Robert J. Harris and
President Robben Fleming both
came to the band stand and spoke
to the crowd. Harris continued to
defend, as he did in his official
statement released early yester-
day, the actions of the Ann Ar-
bor police force.
However, Harris made clear that
he was not defending 'the actions
of the county sheriff's department
or the other law'° enforcement
agencies which were brought in
Thrsday night from Monroe and
Oakland counties and state police
When several members of the
crowd shouted condemnations of
Harvey and asked what the mayor
would do about him, Harris said,
"I share your concern a b o u t
Sheriff Harvey."
But, he continued, "There is
"unothing I know that I can do
about that problem."
Although Harris made no direct
statement during or after the rally
on the the conduct of Sheriff
Douglas Harvey and his forces, it
was very clear he was far from
pleased. But Harris emphasized
several times his own inability to
control Harvey, who is legally free
to do as he pleases in the county.
In response to Student Govern-
mentrCouncil president Marty
McLaughlin's assertion that Har-
ris was "turning the city into an
armed camp for 20 feet of as-
phalt," the mayor said the city
could not allow a few people to
take over a street. "The street is
'there for all the people," said
Harris added, however, that he
would call for the formation of a
committee to study the problems
of South University at the City
Council meeting next Monday.

Also arraigned were: Robert W.
Putnam, 22; Nicholas C. Bertoni,
28; Mary Jane McCully, 18; Scott
Paul Robinson, 20; Mike W. De-
vine, 21; Stephen P. Unger, 22:
Jan R. Gross, 34; Carroll G. Mc-
Fadden, 23; Vincent C. Johnson,
22; Lucius P. Hudson, 21; Robert
A. Gustafson, 18; a n d Thomas

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