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Partly cloudy,
chance of showers

Vol LXXIX, No. 6-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 14, 1969 Ten Cents

Four Pages


41000 students

battle Nixon

pro poses


police at Southern



rockis and bottles at police on
Southern University's campus
yesterday, drawing a tehar gas
blasts in return.
Gov. John J. McKeithen called
up 600 National Guard troops and
said they would "be sent onto the
campus gt the first indication of
further breakdown of law and
Ahospital said 13 students and
two sheriff's deputies were treated
for injuries, with two students ad-
Smitted for surgery to remove tear
gas pellets of the type fired from
riot guns.
confe on vcam pus tday with a
committee of 12 students to hear
Students burned a construction
truck parked on the predominant-
ly black campus. Officers said 17
were arrested, with three charged
with aggravated battery and the
rest with criminal mischief.
Police blasted into a corner of
a dormitory with 12 gauge shot-
guns at one point. State Police
Capt. Joseph Andreusaid officers
,the time but that this was never
Fred Tannehill, president of the
State Board of Education, said
about 1000 of the 8000 students
were involved in the uproar.
Gov. McKeithen and State P0-
lice Supt. David Wade flew to the
campus by helicopter for a brief
conference with about 20 students.
After the' meeting, Wade an-..
nounce ta t thedGuard would re
leave the campus to give univer-
sity officials a chance to settle the
"The governor told the students
that they were just hurting them-
selves but he would give them a
-chance,'' Wade said. "But the gov-
ernor made it crystal clear that
they are not going to run the uni-
aThe second day of disturbances
ed yetra hnsvrlhn
dred students builtsa bonfireuat I
the main entrance, blcing traf-
Police said students carried
torchtes from the bonfire to a flat-
bed construction -truck on the
campus, set it afire and surround-
ed a group of workmen.
Eight deputies moved in. After
they rescued the workmen, stu-
dents attacked the deputies with
firebombs, rocks and bottles.
Deputies said some of the bot-
tles were filled with acid.
Several deputies received minor




Calls for continued
WASHNGTON UP - President Nixon asked Congress yes-
terday for power to overhaul the draft by switching to a ran-
dom lottery system, mostly of 19 yer olds.
"By drafting the youngest first, by limiting the period of
vulnerability, by randomizing the selection process, and by
reviewing deferment policies, we can do mnuch to achieve these
important iterim goals," Nixon said..
Nixon's proposal would retain undergraduate college de-
ferments and would enable a student to put off his possible
induction for four years - possibly a fifth, If he went to grad-
uate school,
Nixon's long-awaited message to Congress stressed that

-Associated Press
Poiee fire on Southern students
From Wire service Reports
A raid by undercover narcotics agents at the Stony Brook
campus of the State University of New York touched off a
riot by about 200 students Monday night.
The Suffolk County police arrested 14 students, most of
Sthemt freshmen, on charges of selling marijuana, hashish, and
The police had notified Stony Brook President John S.
Toll and entered the dormitories at about 1 a.m. accompanied

-Associated Press
Snoopy joEins NS
A new member of the NASA space team goes over filight details with Apollo 10 commander Thomas
P. Stafford at Kennedy Space Center yesterday. "Snoopy" is the call name for the lunar module
landing craft and the command ship is of course "Charlie Brogn." The flight scheduled for Sun-
day will take "Snoopy" within 9 miles of the m oon.

Ask police

to discipline

officer in . HRC arrest

protes ts
Front Wire Service Reports
Three members of the U.S. Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals -yesterday
decided to hear the appeal of 45
students sentenced to 30 days in
jail and $100 fines for a protest
against ROTC at Darmouth on
May 6.
SHowever, the three-judge panel
declined to free the students on
bail. Tihe defendants, had asked
to be released on bond until their
cases could be heard in federal
They were charged with crim-
inal contempt for violating an in-
~ unction pbtained by Dartmouth
trustees to force them to leave the
administration building.
Contempt convictions cannot be
appealed in N~ew Hampshire, so
defense attorneys? petitioned the
state supreme court for writs of
habeas corpus.
~.They conitended that their
clients' constitutional rights to
equal protection under the law
had been violated when they were
denied delays similar to those
given to nine others by Judge
Martin Loughlins after the arrests.
The high court denied the peti-
'.. ti ns, as did th e U .S D strict
when they were filed with him
later in Concord.
Also yesterday, Dr. S. I. Haya-
kawa. acting president of San
Francisco State College. told a
Senate subcommittee investigating
'campus disorders that militant
black students are being recruited
"to be cannon fodder in a revolu-
tion planned by whites."
Hayakawa, who came to nation-
al attention when he called in
police to break up student dem-
onstrations on the San Francisco
college campus, said white rev-
olutionaries who include wealthy
peoplle from outside the college
community are pushing black
militants Into the current spate
of demonstrations.
"'It is certainly obvious that
the rhetoric of the black militant

by uniformed campus security
During the three-hour campus
riot, angry crowds hurled rocks at
police cars taking the students to
jail and at two fire trucks. The
students also burned a wooden
gatehouse to the ground, over-
turned and burned two campus
police cars and set fires in several
buildings, including the infirmary.'
Three students and a security
guard were treated for minor
bruises. No other injuries were re-
More than 700 students milled
about the campus .for several
hours after the raid before dis-.
persing. Stony Brook is attended
by .about 5600 students.
When arrested, one student was
dragged yelling and screaming to
an auto by two undercover agents.,
police station where they were
held for arraignment.

The city's Human Relations
Commission yesterday asked police
to drop charges of disorderly con-
duct against HRC staff member
Ray Chauncey and take appro-
priate disciplinary action against
the police officer who the com-
mission charges beat Chauncey
after his arrest while on assign-
ment Friday night.
HRC Director David Cowley also
indicated Chauncey had decided
not to reveal his identity to see
how he would be treated. "It ap-

pears that he made the proper
decision, and a testing program
on police procedures might prove
to be a useful commission pro-
gram," Cowley said.
Cowley said Chauncey was "mis-
takenly arrested while on a legiti-
mate assignment" and then hit
twice in the mouth at the police
station. Chauncey then received
stitches at University Hospital for
his wound.
Chauncey was testing the Star
Bar, 109 North Main, for discrimi-
nation after the HRC had received

Fresh police units moved in,
dispersing the students with tear
gas. But students kept throwing
rocks and bottles and massed on
another par-t of the campus.
*pcii reasons~ for ~4 thes uproar

Stae ouIse defeas
parochiaid measure

complaints that blacks were being
mistreated there.
HRC revealed yesterday that
Chauncey's preliminary report in-
dicated he had. found discrimina-
tion at the bar.
Four people-three white and
one black-had made formal com-
plaints to HRC about the mis-
treatment, Ezra Rowry, former
chairman of Ann Arbor CORE,
said yesterday.
Cowley said that Chauncey de-
ter'mined that blacks were being
treated badly at the Star Bar,
"and as a result of his presence in
the bar police were called."
"Bar owners who do not want
Negroes present often create th
ruse that a Negro person is 'caus-
ing trouble' because he is pres-
ent," said Cowley.
Cowley claimed that what hap-
pened to Chauncey "is not an iso-
lated incident. It is symbolic of
what happens to black people
when they are taken to the police
station. The black person never
knows if he will be treated with
justice or if he will be beaten."
Cowley indicated the HRC will
be sending recommendations for
safeguards against such action to
the City Council.
The manager of the Star Bar,
who did not want to be identified,
yesterday claimed that no one has
been mistreated for any reason at
See HRC, Page 3

the drastic changes he planse
represent a way station on the
road to his previously promis-
ed elimination of t h e draft
and reliance on an all-volun-
"Iy am hopeful that we cap. soon
restore the principle of no draft
in peacetime," the President said
in a message to Congress.
"But until we do, let us be sure
that the operation of the Selective
Service System is as eqiuitable and
as reasonable as we can make it."
Republican leaders in Congress
said hearings on Nixon's proposals
should open soon. They said it, is
possible that some of the proposals
might be implemented in early
Te President put his objecties
this way:
"-Change from an oldest-first
to a youngest-first order to call,
so that a young man would be-
come less vulnerable rather than
more vulnerable to the drft as
he grows older.
"-Reduce the period of prime
draft vulnerability -- and the un-
ctant thaaccompanies it -
"-Select those who are actual-
ly drafted through a random sys-
tem. A procedure of this s o r t
would distribute the risk of call
equally - by lot - among all who
are vulnerable during a given year,
rather than arbitrar'ily selecting
those whose birthdays happen to
f all at certain times of the year
or the month.
"-Continue the undergraduate
student deferment, with thie un-
derstanding that the year of max-
imum vulnerability would come
whenever the deferment expired."
See DRAFT, Page 3
FAYETITE, Miss. (P)--Charles
Evers claimed the mayor's office
in tiny, rural Fayette, Miss., last
night and vowed that his goal will
be to show that everyone, includ-
ing "the black extremists aiid the
white bigots," can work together.
Black candidates also were bid-
ding for mayor in 13 other cities
and towns but none packed Evers'
political weight. He is state chair-
man of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People and a Democratic national

MASON, Mich. L - A cir-
cuit judge ruled yesterday
that a controversial statement
made by a former Detroit po-
liceman in the "Algiers Motel
case" will be admitted into
evidence before a jury in his
trial for the murder of one of
three' blacks at a motel dur-
ing Detroit's 1967 riots.
Judge Williang J. Beer said all
statements in question, whether
written or verbal, "should be avails
able upon proper'offering In evi-
dence for either the people" or the
defendant, Ronald J. August, 31.
The ruling was considered of
key importance in th st-eree
In the statement, August said
he killed Auburey Pollard, 19, in
self defense. The statement was
taken by sDetroit police! the day
after the shooting.
Defense Attorney Norman Lip-
pit argued the statement was not
admissible because August had not
been informed of his constitution-
al right to 'remain silent.
A similar statement made b
former Patrolman Robert Paill~
who had been accused of the
murder of another of the youths.
Fred Temple, 18, was ruled Inad-
missible on those grounds at a
preliminary hearing in 1967.
August's statement was admitted
at that time.
An all-white jury of 13 women
and one man was selected earlier
in the day and will start hearing
the case tomorrow morning
The 14 were selected from an
all-white panel of 125 selected at
random from voter registration
and property tax lists which in-
cluded Negaroes.
Beer ordered a 114-member jury
selected rather than the normal
12 jurors and two alternates. He
said two members of the ,jury
would eliminated by lot after all
testimony had been taken.
All 125 prospective jurors were
present in the courtroom for se-

The narcotics probe was plan-
ned after a raid at Stony Brook
in January, 1968, in which 46
persons were arrested on narcotics
charges, including .29 students.
The raid by 200 policemen, made
after notifying school officials,
touched of f a furor among stu-
dents and faculty.

were not easily determined. There LANSING AU-The State House of Representatives yes-
seemed to be no spokesman for terday defeated a parochiaid amendment to the school
the students. The disturbancesaprpitnsblbyaot f8to5.
comncided with the, opening of a appopraio dns lb alvoed ofo 8 toke 50. f 1000 o
legislative session here. Th mnmn aldfratkngato 1000t
"Classes are continuing and will nonpublic schools for 1969-70 and authorized $44.5 million
continue even if we have to put jfor parochial schools next year. An authorization is merely
Guardsmen in every door," Tan- Ia promise and not a guarantee of legislative funds.
nehill said. The parochiaid amendment was tacked on to the $845
He said students would be given'mlinsho i il
a chance to conform to the trules milo-cho i bil
of the institution, "but if they~ House speaker and parochiaid supporter William Ryan
want to leave Southern, we will (D-Detroit) said another effort would probably be made to
also give them that opportunity. *'adopt parochiaid. He said it
Swould be unusual if backers of
* the measure did not make
such an attempt.
Ryan added that failure of
p rc hi l o uld no be li ey t
with public schools. He estimated
the House would pass the school
appropriations bill with about $2
million added to the $845.4 illion
approved by the Senate earlier
this year.
Ryan denied that his parochiaid
2' forces failed because they were
unprepared for the early vote on
the amendment. "It would be very
4 easy to add a similar amendment,"
he said.
IHe added that his own conver-
sations with legislators indicated
one main objection was the auth-
oization of $44.5 million for par-
ochial schools next year.
Tat was not the entire reason
for defeat of the amendment, he
said. "There's the feeling that if
wwork out some fiscal reform,


Bias charge outlin 1ed

The State Civil Rights Com-
mission opened a public hearing
yesterday on a charge of dis-
crimination against the Uni-
versity Medical Center by Mrs.
LaVerne Hill. ,
Mrs. Hill, who was the only
witness heard, claims that when
she requested withdrawal of her
resignation as assistant operat-
ing room supervisor at the Med-
ical Center in June, 1965, she
was refused and instead offered
an inferior position at the hos-
pital because she is black.
The commission has asked the
hospital to restore Mrs. Hill to
her old position or one com-
parable and compensate her for

hospital from her hiring in 1953
to her departure in 1965.
As assistant operating room
supervisor, Mrs. Hill trained
medical technicians. S h e also
replaced the other assistant op-
erating r o o m supervisor in
charge of floor oper'ations when
the latter left in June, 1964.
In September, however, Mur-
iel Horton, the supervisor, hired
a permanent replacement f o r
the old assistanp, claiming the
two jobs were too arduous for
any one person to handle.
SHowever, Mrs. Hill felt she
was capable of handling both
jobs and felt the additional job
should have been offered her

formation she did not have ac-
cess to which hindered her per-
formance on the job.
Mrs. Hill claimed she was giv-
en a relatively minor role in the
operating room's "d4i s a s t e r
plans" in case of wide-scale dis-
aster. The plans were changed
to give her a larger role.
When Mrs. Hill tried to with-
draw her resignation in June,
1965, the personnel director of
the hospital told her to leave
for the good of all concerned.
She tried to withdraw her res-
ignation because she and h e r
husband were not leaving Ann
Arbor as they had planned.
After Mrs. Hill left the hos-
pital she worked at IHuron

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