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Vol. LXXIX, No. 15-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, May 27, 1969 Ten Cents
fundingoos Let the ets de
By JIM FORRESTER committee, to make the unpopular decision The only official group to support tui- me." Canham has said he believes that making a decis
summer Sports Editor to raise tuition if they decide the buildings tion increases as a means of financing IM student fees are the only available means the summer," h
The controversy over the proposed fund are needed. facilities is Burseley House Council. One of funding intramural facilities, and that Martha Dum
ing of two new intramural facilities through The committee will probably recom- of the two IM facilities is slated for con- he therefore favors their use. men's Athletic
student fees may reach a crucial stage rnsnd that student fees be used only as "a struction on North Campus. However, three members of the commit- would consider
today as the IM advisory committee drafts s resort. B he co reeshas con- SGC has demanded that final Regental tee have indicated they would accept But these su
its final funding proposal to be sent to the sde or oter port, gourc, of fnds action on the IM proposal await a fall a student referendum, conducted by SGC appear to be a
Regents. -a o feeralnspod fts, or general referendum on the popularity of using or the Regents; as binding. mittee.
,urfund allocations-and found that none of suetfe.0h mm
However, the IM committee is likely to them could provide the $11 to $16 million "I don't see how the Regents can do Other membe
avoid the explosive issue of funding needed. IM committee members, however, have anything else but hold a referendum," tacted last nigh
through a tuition increase and instead So, the committee is likely to leave the generally taken the view that a decision on says Mildner. the referendu&i
simply recoihmend to the Regents that the Regents with only one alternative-stu- the financial aspects of constructing in- William Stue
facilities be built-somehow. dent fees-for financing the proposed tramural facilities should be left to the Education Prof. Loren Barritt says he munity relation
"Essentially what we're doing is passing facilities. administration and the Regents. The com- believes students should participate in the bring to today'
the buck to the Regents," explains com- But the student fee proposal has mittee recommendation is therefore un- decision on how to fund the proposed fa- ment last night
l cilties."I thik thentoulasto nighta
mittee member Dave Mildner, a member of brought opposition from a wide spectrum likely to take a stand on the question of cilities. "I think there ought to be a way An earlier I
the Rugby Club and one of six students on of student groups, including Student Gov- holding a referendum. to involve students more directly when a recommendatio
the 15-man committee. ernment Council, Inter-House Assembly, Canham says he would not object to a fee icrease that's earmarked for specific the referendum
And the effect of this buck-passing may Stockwell House Council and South Quad student referendum on the issue. But, he use is concerned," he says. press either su
Don Canham be to force the Regents, instead of the Council adds, "A referendum wouldn't influence "I have all along been skeptical about plan.

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Ion on student fees during
e adds.
ford, president of the Wo-
Association, also says she
a referendum binding.
pporters of the referendum
minority on the IM com-
rs of the committee con-
it declined to comment on
de, director of stUdent-com-
s, is drafting a proposal to
meeting- He declined com-
M committee draft of the
n to the Regents mentioned
proposal, but did not ex-
pport or opposition to the

City to crea te
new advisory






admiis rs






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Mayor Robert Harris will ask City Council at a special
r meeting later this week to authorize the appointment of an
advisory committee on police-community relations.
Harris made the announcement at last night's special
session in the council chambers at city hall.
Harris said his decision to name a police-community re-
lations committee comes as a response to two incidents this
year 'between police and members of the Ann Arbor com-
One of the incidents was the arrest and alleged beating
of Human Relations Commission staff member Ray Chauncey.

denies R
new trial
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (VP) - James
Earl Ray was denied a new trial
yesterday in the assassination of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Judge Arthur C. Faquin Jr.
ruled that Ray's March 10 guilty
plea to the slaying closed the door
on another trial, an appeal or any
other type of post-conviction ac-
tion by the defense.
In addition, Faquin held, Ray
had signed voluntarily a waiver,
of these rights and had stated in
open court he did so with full
understanding and at his own free
A will.
J. B. Stoner of Savannah, Ga.,
one of Ray's three attorneys, noted
an exception to the decision.
Later, he told newsmen that
"some moves" would, be made by
the defense team, but he said just'
what moves would be made-and
when-had not been decided.
Further appeals by Ray could
be based upon virtually any step
in the prosecution of judging of
the case thus far, a legal expert
After the ruling, Faquin ordered
that Ray be returned to his max-
mx imum-security cell in the state
penitentiary at Nashville to con-
tinue serving his 99-year term.

'Chauncey was released and
the officer involved, Wade
Wagner, was forced to resign
from the Ann Arbor police
department. County Sheriff
Douglas Harvey has subse-
quently hired Wagner as a
sheriff's deputy.
Harris said last night, "Last
year the city had no incidents of
conflict between members of the
community and its police force.
This year we've already had two
and I think it should be looked
Harris has been under pressure
to review the police-community
relations situation by two citizens
groups in addition to the HRC.
One of them is an ad hoc group
of Ann Arbor ministers, factory
workers, housewives, social work-
ers, and students and professors
at the University. It sent an open
letter to Harris which was read at
last night's council meeting by
Larry Hochman, a physics profes-
sor at Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity and a co-signer of the letter.
The group requested Harris to
make public all information relat-
ing to the Chauncey-Wagner in-
vestigation and asked him to di-
rect the HRC to release to the
public its files on previous cases
of police abuse.
Another group, the Ann Arbor
Citizens Concerned About Police-
Community Relations, has asked
Harris and the City Council to
implement ten recommendations
for action in the police-community
relations area.
Harris will attend an open meet-
ing of the group tonight at 8 p.m.
See MAYOR, Page 5

bill1 cut
The State Senate Appropria-
tions Committee last night report-
ed to the floor a capital outlay
bill including $4.9 million for con-
struction at the University.
The total appropriation would
be considerably less than the $6.7
million recommended by the gov-
ernor, and about one-third the
funds requested by the University.
The $4.9 million, includes an
initial building appropriation for
the architecture school, as well as
funds for continued construction
or remodeling in five other build-
However, the bill includes no
new planning money for buildings
which University administratorsI
hoped to at least begin this year.
Those included a new chemistry
building and a new mathematics
The Senate committee's bill1
Would provide:
-$100,000 for General Library,
remodeling ($800,000 had been re-
-A final $120,000 appropriation
for elevator renovations in Uni-
versity Hospital;
-$500,000 for a neurosurgery'
and women's hospital;,
-$2 million initial construction
appropriation for the new Modern
Languages classroom and office
building which received planning.
money last year.
-$2 million for continued con-
struction in the new Dental com-
plex. This construction is now in
its second phase.
-$220,000 for the architecture

overn0r' request
cut by $1.9 millon
University administrators yesterday predicted a substan-
tial tuition increase for 1969-70 as the State Senate Appro-
priations Committee reported out a $249.1 million higher
education appropriations bill including only $65.3 million for
the University.
The $65.3 million figure is $1.9 million less than the
governor's January recommendation and $10.6 million less
than the $75.9 million request filed by the University last
Vice _President for Academic Affairs Allan F. Smith last
night agreed that; if. the $65.3 million-$2 mhillion more than
last year's appropriation-constituted the final appropria-
tion, the University would fall
$2.4 million short of essential
revenues. Student.
Smith said this difference would
have to be made up through an
increase in students fees. He
agreed that an estimated $50 in-
crease for in-state students and
a $150 increase for out-of-staters
would come close to covering this

-Associated Press 1

The astronauts after their return to earth


10 splashes down

in sight of rescue ship

By The Associated Press
The Apollo 10 lunar explorers
landed safely on earth yesterday,
ending a 700,000-mile space voy-
age which cleared the way for an
American moon landing attempt
in July.
Air Force Col. Thomas P. Staf-'
ford and Navy Cmdrs. John W.
Young and Eugene A. Cernan-'
back from an eight-day flight that,
included a descent to within 9.4
miles of the moan-splashed into
a calm South Pacific within view!
of the recovery ship, the USS

Cai students boycott classes

The spacecraft, dangling be-
neath huge orange and white
parachutes, came into view of tele-
vision cameras aboard a helicopter
carrier several minutes before hit-
ting the water.
Waiting rescue helicopters gain-
ed radio contact with the space-
craft almost immediately after it
passed through a three-minute
blackout period which started at
the height of its burning re-entry
into the earth's atmosphere.
The spaceship, landing in near
darkness, hit the water only about
three miles from the recovery ship,
whose lights flashed in the semi-
darkness. Helicopters immediately
hovered over the floating capsule
and swimmers dropped into the
inky water to aid the crew.
Apollo 10 made the hottest,
fastest and riskiest plunge ever
back into the atmosphere of earth.
The spacecraft reached 24,694
miles an hour just before slicing
into the upper limits of earth's at-
The most important hours of
Apollo 10's eight days in space
came during its 61 hours of orbit
around the moon. Stafford and
Cernan flew the fragile lunar
lander. to within 49,000 feet of
the moon's surface, proving the
moon machine's design and gath-
ering vital data about the austere
lunar site where Apollo 11 will
attempt the first landing.
The administrator of the Na-
tional Aeronautics and Space Ad-
ministration said yesterday that

He noted that the Apollo 11
launch date had been set for July
16, with astronauts Neil A. Arm-
strong and Edwin E. Aldrin sched-
uled to land July 20, with Michael'
Collins remaining in lunar orbit
in the command ship.
"However," Paine said, "we
would have no hesitancy in post-
poning the Apollo 11 mission if
we feel additional time is needed
to make certain we're ready."
He said that decision would be
made in two weeks after a thor-
ough evaluation of Apollo 10 data.

Committee studies

However, Smith added that he
hopes the House will "rectify some'
of the damage," and that a lesser
increase in tuition would then be
"This is the third consecutive
year of inadequate state appropri-
ations," Smith said. "If the Sen-
ate bills stands, state appropria-
tions in three years will have been
increased only $7.3 million over
the level of 1966-67, an increase
of 12.5 per cent."
"In the same period," he con-
tinued, "student fee revenues have
increased 46.3 per cent (from $20.3
million to $29.7 million) and other
University income has increased
121 per cent (from $850,000 to
"The University and its stu-
dents have done their share in
providing dollars to maintain the
quality of the institution," Smith
See TUITION, Page 5

The student voter bill died
yesterday as the State Sen-
ate Appropriations Committee
failed to report it to the floor
before the midnight deadline.
The bill would have removed
wording from state law which
says a person neither gains nor
loses residency while a student at
any institution of learning in the
The bill 'obtained only four of
the five votes it needed to be re-
ported out of the eight-man com-
Co-sponsor of the bill, Sen. An-
thony Stamm (R-Kalamazoo) said
last night he intends to sponsor a
similiar bill next January.
The bill was originally referred
to the appropriations .committee
because some legislators feared a
change in the voting residence re-
quirement would enable out-of-
state students to claim eligibility
for lower in-state tuition rates.
Proponents of the measure ob-
jected to the' move saying the pro-
posal in no way affects tuition re-
quirements, and the move was
only an attempt to keep the meas-
ure from a vote.
At a hearing before the com-
mittee last Thursday, backers of
the bill agreed to attach a dis-
claimer stating that the bill would
in no way affect residence laws.
The measure, written in part by
University law students, had the
support of the Ann Arbor City
Council and Atty. Gen. Prank
Co-sponsor of the bill Sen. San-
der Levin (D-Berkley) has' said
the bill had bi-partisan support
and there was a "fighting chance"
it might have made it on the
Eastern Michigan University
Regents ruled recently that a stu.-

BERKELEY (iP) - Thousands
of students boycotted classes at
the nine University of Califor-
nia campuses yesterday in pro-
test of the use of police and
National Guardsmen at Berke-
At Sacramento, nearly 10,000
s t u d e n t s and sympathizers
marched peacefully near the
state gapitol, silently walking
eight abreast along the mall.
Officials said one third of the
4600 students at the Riverside
campus in Southern California
stayed away from classes. At
UCLA, strike leaders said 30 per
cent of the 29,000 students took
part in the class boycott.

person, James Rector, a non-
student, began about two weeks
ago when street people in Berke-
ley turned a three-acre vacant
lot owned by the university into
a people's park.
The university ordered the lot
cleared and the demoiistrations
began. Police opened shotgun
fire .on one demonstration in
which Rector was killed and
some 50 persons injured.
Yesterday the street people
took over another vacant lot for
a new people's park. The lot is
some distance from the univer-
sity campus and covers a por-
tion of underground rapid
transit tunnels.

The University finally has be-
gun to act on the Osterheld re-
port, an in-depth study of the
Union and space allocation prob-
lems which was released in April.
A committee to study the space
allocation recommendations of the-
study, prepared by Douglas C. Os-
terheld, assistant vice-president
for business and finance at the
University of Wisconsin, met for
the first time Tuesday to estab-
lish a timetable for its own in-
Osterheld has recommended
that the entire Office of Student
Affairs be moved to the Union and
has suggested converting old guest

or Union
the Alternative and the Interna-
tional Center need rooms immedi-
"We will probably recommend
space allocations for next year and
then take the leftover space and
organize it for the next five or ten
years," he says.
The committee recommendations
will be forwarded to President
Fleming. Stromberg is unsure if
the decision will be made exclu-
sively by Fleming and administra-
tors or in conference with the Un-
ion, League and all the groups
Stromberg thinks the short
range recommendations o fthe
committee will involve "very sim-

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