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CHALLENGING
THE MILITARY
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WORSENING
High-87
Low-65
Increasing cloudiness.
chance of thundershowers

Vol. LXXIX, No. 65-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, August 14, 1969 Ten Cents

Four Pages

BOTH CLAIM INVASION:

China,

Russia clash

.Kelley

bars

at Sinkiang

bor der,
TOKYO sT) - Red Ch in a
charged Soviet troops, sup-
ported by tanks and helicop-
ters, invaded Sinkiang Prov-
ince yesterday a n d inflicted
many casualties. The Rus-
sians said the fighting w a s
provoked by a Chinese invas-
ion which was repulsed.
The fighting broke out on Sin-
kiang's northwest border m o r e
than 600 miles northwest of Lop
Noi, site of Red China's nuclear
Weapons plants and missile test-
ing grounds. The Chinese said the
Russians invaded Yumin County,
site of another border clash June
j 11,

closed board
meetings.Q.
By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
State Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley yesterday ruled that
governing boards of state educational institutions-including
the Regents - cannot conduct official business in closed
session.
The attorney general also informally urged the various
governing boards to act within "the spirit of the constitu-
tion" and avoid even unofficial secret meetings.
At present, the Regents spend a considerable portion of
their two-day monthly meetings in executive session. In addi-
tion to discussions of a wide range of University issues, these
meetings involve official ac- ~

~ .' 'The clash was the ;nost serious
between the two Communist giants
since last March, w h e n bloody
fighting broke out on the Ussuri
River border of Manchuria near .
the other end of their 4,500-mlieY
common frontier.
The fighting came o n 1 y five;
days after Moscow announced a
navigation agreement had b e e n ASTRONAUT EDWIN ALDRIN,
reached with Peking on rivers
bordering Manchuria. the streets of lower Manhattan
The agreement grew out of the The crew of Apollo 11 were ha
Manchurian border fighting and .jubilant receptions in Chicago a
covered shipping regulations and
-Associated Press rfi annaconheU-
TEAR GAS GRENADES exploded yesterday in Bogside, the traffic maintenance on the Us-
Catholic district of Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second largest sun, Amur and Argon rivers.
city. Police, equipped with armored vehicles kept watch on rioters sharp protest notes. Peking warn-
following bombardment of rocks and Molotov cocktails.' ed of "serious consequences" if
there are further provocations.
dsMoscow promised "a decisive re-
ii~ 1cu'ec~ ;buff" to any Chinese encroach- J

f'

-Associated Press
center, throws a kiss to some of the four million people who lined
yesterday afternoon to greet the first men to land on the moon.
iled with ticker tape in New York, before flying on to equally
and Los Angeles.
posts astronauts
)O prote~st war

In for Ireland
DUBLIN (R) - The Irish Republic last night called on
Great Britain to ask for a United Nations peacekeeping force
to restore order and separate warring Roman Catholics and
Protestants in Northern Ireland.
Meanwhile violence engulfed Northern Ireland last night
and early today, spreading to Belfast, the capital, where po-
lice went into action with armored cars.
The call by Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch was spurned
by Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark of Northern Ire-
land as a "clumsy and intolerable intrusion." Chichester-
Clark debated whether to call in British army troops against
the rioters.
Street fighting has raged sporadically for a year in North-
ern Ireland, where Catholics
claim the Protestant - domi-
Housi1 hea nated Belfast government dis-
criminates against them in
.aJ_ 7 .┬▒tie, inbs A. n di hous.inLy.

Peking's Foreign M i n i s t r y
charged, "the Soviet side sent two LOS ANGELES 0i)-After mil- There also were pickets op- tional array of the high and
helicopters, dozens of tanks and lions of people turned out in New posing the space expenditures on mighty in the largest formal state
armored vehicles and several hun- York and Chicago yesterday to grounds that the money could be dinner in America's history.
dred armed troops to intrude into cheer the first men to walk on better spent on social programs. . The black-tie affair was In
the Tiehliekti area in Yumin the moon, and while President Pickets carried signs reading sharp contrast to the bright, buoy-
County." Nixon was honoring the three "Bring the Troops Home Now," ant welcome the astronauts had
Peking said the Chinese frontier astronauts at a stpte dinner in "I Love the Astronauts but Hate received in their cross-country
guards fought back in self defense, Los Angeles, several thousand the War," and "Bring the Boys tour.
but "the Soviet side is continuing people protesting the Vietnam Home."
to amass large numbers of troops was picketed the celebration. A young couple pushed a baby President and Mrs. Nixon, most
in an attempt to provoke s ti11 l Several hundreddpolice and se- stroller with a sign, "Is the moon of the cabinet, congressmen, 46
larger armed conflicts." curity men, outside of the hotel worth one baby's life?" In theI governors, representatives of 86
The Soviets charged the Chi- where the state dinner was being stroller was their five-month old nations-a total of more than
nese yesterday invaded six miles held, carefully kept watch on the daughter. 1,400 carefully selected and se-
east of Zhalanashkol, which does picketers. Three men wearing Still looking chipper after a curity-screened guests greeted the
not show on maps, in the Semi- Nazi arm bands were arrested by day of welcomes in New York and moonmen.
palatinsk region of Kazakhstan. police. Chicago, Neil A. Armstrong, Ed- The- astronauts flew here from
Tass, the Soviet news agency, Most demonstrators represented win "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Chicago, and a crowd of about
quoting the note, said Soviet fron- the Student Mobilization Com- Collins smiled broadly and waved 2,000-small because of the hasti-
tier guards sounded warning sig- mittee to End the War in Viet- as they sat down at the head ly arranged public appearance-
nals as the Chinese crossed the nam. They said they were not table with the President, vice was on hand at the airport.
border, but the Chinese opened up against the astronauts but simply president and their wives. The astronauts had earlier re-
with submachine guns. opposed to the war. The President led an interna- ceived a thunderous welcome from
an estimated four million New
Yorkers yesterday. They left the
city ankledeep in confetti, after
a traditional ticker-tape parade.
"Today we honor three men who
forged the first link between earth
la w enforcement rese archplan and the stars," declared New
York's Mayor John V. Lindsay in
his welcome to the Apollo 11 trio.
The establishment of a De- submitted for final approval to to the county would initially be He called them "three brave men."
partment for L a w Enforcement the state. By endorsing the pro- about $10,400. In New York, the astronauts
Research and Planning under the posal the. supervisors have agreed Dulgeroff told the board one of were paraded, serenaded, applaud-
County Law Enforcement and to match federal funds for the de- the projects the new department ed and praised by the man in the
Criminal Justice Committee was partment. , would undertake is a nine-month street and the man in City Hall,
"approved in principal" Tuesday The board voted to approve the feasibility study into the possi- and by a man who speaksforyGenera
orsy Arbor supervisor William E. Lands police agencies into one unit. He U Thant of the United Nations.
According to Stanley Dulgeroff Abrsprio WlimE ad said the study would be conducted '
executive director of the Law En- suggested channels be left open satirely with federal funds from The astronauts then flew to
forcement a n d Criminal Justice to allow the he International Association of Chicago.
ment Committee to look over the Chiefs Chicago's Mayor R i c h a r d J.
Committee, the new department department's projects and to set-,Cif of Police.
would concentrate on data re- Although t h e board approved Daley and Illinois Gov. Richard
search and project planning for tle budgetary matters. the proposal to establish the de- B. Ogilvie greeted the astronauts
local agencies interested in crime Dulgeroff yesterday presented a partment, two supervisors voiced at the airport, efore they were
prevention and law enforcement. recommended budget of $26,000 mild dissent. Supervisor David R. flown downtown by helicopter. A
The project must be reviewed for the new department. W it h Byrd of A n n Arbor said he be- crowd of 1,500 was on hand, many
on the regional level before being matching federal funds, the cost lieves it would be "wise and neces- of whom had waited hours.

tion on property purchases
and other financial matters.
Vice President for Academic
Affairs Allan F. Smith said yes-
terday he believes the attorney
general's ruling will have "very
little effect" on current proced-
ures. President Robben Fleming
was out-of-town and unavailable
for comment.
A spokesman for the attorney
general's office explained any
meeting held in accordance with
the rules of the governing board
would constitute an official meet-
ing and must be open to the pub-
lic and the press.
The spokesman said t h e r e
would be "serious question of le-
gality concerning action they
transact in closed session." HIe
noted, however, decisions infor-
mally agreed to in secret could
simply be ratified in open session,
and the attorney general's opin-
ion did not provide for penalties
if official secret sessions con-
tinued.
Regents meetings take place on
the third Thursday and Friday of
each month except August, but
only the Friday session and occa-
sional open hearings on Thursday
are open to the public and press.
During the June Regents meet-
ing, for example, a fairly extensive
executive session was held after
the conclusion of the open meet-
ing on Friday. The session in-
volvednregental action on specific
financial matters as well as the
presentation of information re-
ports by the vice presidents.
An unimpeachable source listed
the items on the agenda of the
June secret session:
-An information report from
Vice President and Chief Finan-
cial Officer Wilbur K. Pierpont
summarizing a study of endow-
ment funds.
-A request from Pierpont for
regental authorization to conduct
negotiations with a company
seeking to lease property at the
University's Willow Run Airport.
-A request from Pierpont for
approval of the purchase of a
small plot of land bordering on
the central campus area.
-A request from Pierpont for
authorization to submit a federal
grant request for construction of
a perinatal research laboratory, in
the medical center and for ap-
proval of an architect and the
site.
-An information' report from
Pierpont on the progress of steps
being taken concerning the Mich-
igan Union food service.
-An information report from
Pierpont concerning the status, of
See KELLEY, Page 3

NixOn to
push loans
to students
WASHINGTON ii?-The ad-
ministration is expected to ask
bankers to continue making
loans to college students de-
spite the fdilure of Congress
to revive a government-back-
ed program before starting a
three-week vacation{.
President Nixon or Robert H.
Finch, secretary of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare, will make the
plea publicly, government sources
said last night. The statement
now being prepared, the sources
said, will assure lending institu-
tions that the administration will
push for speedy action on loan
legislation when Congress goes
back to work Sept. 3.
The Senate already has passed
and a House committee has ap-
proved legislation raising the in-
terest rate ceiling on government-
guaranteed student loans to .10
per cent. Each bill specifies the
new ceiling would be retroactive
to all loans made after Aug. 15.
Officials in the Office of Edu-
cation's insured loan division have
estimated that upwards of 220,000
students may be denied loans this
year if the ceiling isn't raised
from the current 7 per cent. The
interest rate for prime borrowers
is a record 81/2 per cent.
"We're getting thousands of
letters from students who can't
get loans," one official said.
A further complication came
when the Senate added an amend-
ment to its bill that would prohibit
banks from requiring a student
or his family to have an account
as a condition for a loan, the of-
ficial said.
He said the provision sponsored
by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, (D-
Mass), has created a furor among
bankers.
"Our Maryland people report
that 95 of 100 participating banks
in the state threaten to pull out
if the Kennedy amendment stays,"
the official said. The reaction has
been similar in other areas of the
country, he added.
The government program guar-
I antees loans arranged by students
through banks, saving and loan
institutions, and credit unions.

not named.
By JUDY KAHN
The Housing Commission
last night failed to choose a
new director for Ann Arbor's
r public housing program, an-
nounced Robert Weeks, chair-
man of the commission.
Weeks said the commission
was able to narrow the choice
"down very, , very sharply." He
added there are "several top con-
tenders" remaining from a list
of twenty-one applicants for the
job.
Weeks indicated the final de-
cision will probably be made
within the next few days.
The new director will replace
See HOUSING, Page 3

Vub ng, jum U1 iulig-
Lynch's Irish Republic to the
south is mainly Roman Cath-
olic.
In Londonderry, center of the
current violence, police opened
fire with guns as savage fighting
entered its third straight day with
salvos of gasoline bombs setting
buildings blazing.
Soon after midnight, heavy po-
lice forces were under a powerful
barrage of Molotov cocktails
hurled from the Roman Catholic
Bogside district.
More British troops were re-
ported moving into bases on the
approaches to Londonderry late
night. They apparently were ad-
ditional to the 300-plus men
moved in Tuesday night as a con-
tigency measure.

ADVISE OR CONSENT?

Student unit seeks raiso

By DANIEL ZWERDLING
The student policy committee of the
Office of Student Organizations (OSO )
is suffering from a severe case of anomie
-it doesn't know what to do with itself.
"No one will say whether it is a policy
committee or an advisory committee,"
complains Debbie Wilson. who just re-
signed her chairmanship because she
"can't take the hassles."
"People on the committee don't know
what their job is," says Wilson.
The problem stems partly from Student
Government Council's edict that all ad-
visory committees assume mandate pow-
ers. But it also arises simply because, the
new OSO committee r eally does not know
just what function it serves.
Acting Vice President for Student Af-
.air_ Rarar Npxrl acplfpgirP

the Black Students Union, met three times
during May and June. But rather than
exploring office organization, as Newell
requested, they proceeded to discuss per-
sonnel, and the types of advisers the
office should employ.
Then, in the middle of July, SRC re-
commended to Newell that the ad hoc
committee "be directed to function as the
program and policy-making committee
with final decision-making powers over
the OSO"-but added it should not re-
assess "long-range goals of the office"
until a permanent committee is estab-
lished.
All of these different instructions left
the committee with conflicting charges,
ambiguous powers and low morale.
"This office has about the biggest turn-
over of personnel in the University," says

"We spe
the Univer
But Fitzl
administrat
I can't thi
policy on-
lations for
So, says
committee
advisory b
me, due to
It is not
insists the
in the po:
firmly tha
question, si
for all its
never veto(
policy boar
The prob

- fsary" to include more blacks in
the committees t h e department
may set up.
Ypsilanti supervisor Donald M.
Edmonds said he would be opposed
to any new agency having author-
d 'e tr eity until he knew whether' or not
n? d re = =
it included programs for human
relations.
nd time cutting red tape around Board chairman Bent Nielsen,
sity," says Fitzpatrick. who supported the proposal, said
patrick adds, "This office is an the work of the new department
tive office-not a policy-maker. should complement the proposed
nk of a single thing we make projects which would be funded
we don't make rules, or regu- y the additional mill request for
-wedont mke ule, o reu- law enforcement. The mill pro-
anybody or anything." posal, approved by the board July
Fitzpatrick, whether or not the 23, goes before county voters Sept.
claims themselves a policy or 9.
oard, "It's inconsequential to The board has claimed increased
the nature of the office." funds are needed to maintain "a
inconsequential to Newell, who high level of law enforcement and
committee "plays a crucial role admiistration of justice.
licyof tis ofice-butadds Nielsen said Tuesday the law
licy of this office"-but adds enforcement and Criminal Justice
t making policy is out of the Committee and the board's law
nce she is ultimately responsible enforcement committee would de-
decisions. Newell adds she has velop programs in the near future
ed a decision by her own OSA to use the almost $1.1 million the
d. added millage would bring in.
)lems of the new committee are "We won't be able to spell it out
lems ff he ew ommneear Miecn Cd1 _"But

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