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Vol. LXXXII, No. 115 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 25, 1972 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS?-

Senate

Nixon seeks close ties
with China during talks

OKs

--Associatea Press
PRESIDENT NIXON talks with Chinese youngsters during his
trip to Peking yesterday.
*EIGHT MORE FIRES:
University buildings
hit by'arson attempts
By MARTY PORTER
The rash of deliberately set fires continued yesterday. By
early this morning eight fires had been discovered in West
and South Quads, in the Michigan Union, and in Mason Hall.
The latest blazes brought to 41 the number of unsolved
cases of arson on campus since early this month.
The first blaze, in a women's room in Mason Hall, was
reported to the fire department late yesterday afternoon.
It was extinguished before the arrival of firemen.
The second fire struck West Quad at approximately 9

. From Wire Service Reports
After four closed-door ses-
sions with Premier Chou En-
lai,nPresident Nixon was de-
scribed yesterday as aiming at
eventual restoration of full
diplomatic relations between
the United States and main-
land China - whatever the
repercussions in Taiwan.
An informed American source
said Nixon and Henry Kissinger,
national security affairs adviser,
are talking with Chou about is-
sues involved in establishing what
the premier has termed "normal
state relations."
While the top American and
Chinese leaders formulated broad
policy, Secretary of State Wil-
liam Rogers, his Chinese counter-
part Chi Peng-fe and their as-
sociates were working out ques-
tions 'of how to effect summit
policies.
While no U.S. officials involved
in the talks would discuss mat-
ters of substance, there was good
reason to believe Nixon and Chou
had embarked on setting up cul-
tural exchanges, limited tourism
between the two countries, a sys-
tem for handling Chinese-Ameri-
can trade and means for estab-
lishing regular contacts short of
full diplomatic relations involv-
ing an exchange of ambassadors.
While no one would talk about
the means likely to be employed
in continuing the dialogue be-
tween the two nations on a diplo-
matic level, there would be pre-
cedent for establishing consular
relations without setting up em-
bassies. Britain, for example, has
recognized mainland China 22
years - but it continues to have a
consulate on the Nationalist Chi-
nese island of Taiwan.
Rogers and his Chinese coun-
terpart, were conducting signifi-
cant, talks aimed at carrying the
process forward in practical ways,
a high-level American official re-
ported.
In the matter of diplomatic re-
lations, the question of the Na-
tionalists is not easy to resolve,
since Nixbn has said he has no
intention of abandoning Taiwan.
Nixon spent three more hours
yesterday in private conversa-
tions with Chou.
Presumably, somewhere along
the line the subject of Indochina
has come up. Chou said before
Nixon came to China that the
U.S. peace plan was unacceptable.
Nixon has said aspects of the
Vietnam war was on the agenda.
On his visit to the Great Wall
of China yesterday an engineering
marvel built 2,200 years ago to
keep out barbarians, Nixon told
reporters: "What is most import-
ant is that we have an open
world.
He also called for an end to
"walls of any kind."
See NIXON, Page 7

Daily- Sara Krulwich
The gift of life
A nurse gets ready to take blood from a student donor at the Student Blood Bank, conducted the
past two days in the Michigan Union ballroom. More than 180 people participated in the program,
which was sponsored by the American Red Cross and Alpha Phi Omega.
RENT STRIKE CASES:
State, U. S. courts gve
tenants mixed rulings

Hear ing
held on
. "
jail sut
By CHRIS PARKS
Circuit Court Judge William
Ager, yesterday, declined to grant
a four point "emergency injunc-
tion" in a suit pending against
WAshtenaw County Sheriff Doug-,
las Harvey and other county of-
ficials over conditions in the coun-
ty jail.
The suit, being brought by three
-lnmates of the jail, charges Har-
vey, Captain and chief turnkey
Kenneth Shultz and the County
Commissioners and Board of Au-
ditors with illegal and unconsti-
tutional administration of the jail

anti-busin g
com promise
WASHINGTON (M "-The Senate yesterday adopted a
compromise amendment designed to put some limits on
school busing for desegregation purposes but to allow it when
local officials approve.
The provision was offered as an amendment to a com-
bined $23 billion higher education bill passed last year by,
both the Senate and the House of Representatives. To this
bill President Nixon has attached legislation to authorize
$1.5 billion for schools in the process of desegregation.
The compromise proposal was denounced by Southern
Democrats and others opposed to- busing as worthless and
a hoax.
Some senators attacked it as a retreat in the integration
fight. Sen. Abraham Ribicoff ---_____ --
(D-Conn.) said it served
"public notice that we have
given up the struggle to end
discrimination."

p.m. last night and was quick-
ly followed by two more blazes
in the dorm. Minor damage
was reported to restrooms in
Chicago, Williams and Wenley
houses.
Two fires in the Michigan Union
were then discovered. One, in a
women's restroom on the third
floor, was quickly put out by a
security guard. Damage was re-
portedly minor.
More serious was thought to be
a blaze in the closed-circuit tele-
vision guarded vending room in
the Union basement. Despite the
presence of the camera, which is
hooked-up to a monitor at the
Union desk, staff members were
only alerted to the fire when the
basement began filling with smoke.
Twenty-five minutes later, two
more fires were started, these in
South Quad. One was set in a
utility room in the west of the
Quad, another was thought to
have been set on the seventh floor
of Huber House.

From Wire Service Reports
Tenants seeking the right to
withhold rent until landlords repair
their homes have received a back-
to-back victory and defeat.
Locally, the State Court of Ap-
peals yesterday upheld the case of
a group of Ann Arbor tenants who
refused to pay rent to landlord
Louis Rome during the time their
homes did not meet health stand-
ards.
Meanwhile, however, the U.S.
Supreme Court ruled Wednesday
that the Constitution does not give
tenants such a right unless state
law provides it.
The state decision came after a
long legal battle which saw Cir-

cuit Court Judge Ross Campbell
rule several months ago that the
condition of rental property was
no excuse for non-payment of rent.
In the new decision, the court
held that state law requires land-
lords- to warrant that the property
is in good repair and that it com-
plies with health and safety laws.
The controversy, which sparked
the efforts of the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union, led to Rome's res-
ignation as head of the State Com-
mission of Law Enforcement and
Criminal Justice.
The Supreme Court decision,
meanwhile, dealt a blow to those
who had hoped to liberalize land-
lord-tenant laws through Supreme
Court decisions.

City to use part of federal grant
to expand police complaint unit

"The Constitution does not pro-
vide judicial remedies for every
social and economic ill," Justice
Byron White said, in upholding
most of an Oregon eviction law.
The case was brought by a
Portland couple, Donald and Edna
Lindsey, whose $100-a-month house
was declared unfit for habitation
by city officials in 1969. When the
landlord would not comply with
their requests for improvements,
the Lindseys held back their rent.
They were subsequently evicted.
States such as Oregon do not
protect tenants who refuse to pay
rent to unresponsive landlords.
However, Michigan laws do pro-
tect tenants from eviction after
registering complaints about the
condition of their homes.
The Lindseys claimed they had
a constitutional right to remain in
their house without paying rcnt
until it was made habitable.
However, White said, "We are
unable to perceive in that docu-
ment any constitutional guararitee
of access to Jwellings of a par-
ticular quality, -r"thegright of a
tenant to occupy the real property
of his landlord beyond the terms
of his lease."
Dissenting from the opinion Here
Justices William Douglas and Wil-
liam Brennan.
Brennan said he thought the
Oregon law needed further clari-
fication from a lower court.
Douglas, however, said the Ore-
gon laws was "a vestige of 4eudal,
agrarian society" and that to put
a tenant "into the street when the
slum landlord, no the slum tenant
is the real culprit, deprives the
tenant of a fundamental right."

The vote was the first in the
Senate floor fight over the bus-
ing issue.
-Sens. Mike Mansfield (D-
Mont.) and Hugh Scott (R-Pa.),
the maj .rity and minority lead-
ers, introduced the ameandment
Wednesday in an effort to defuse
the' bitter Senate dispute over the
issue.
The Mansfield-Scott amend-
ment would bar use of federal
funds to carry out a racial reseg-
regation plan except on the writ-
ten request of local school offic-
ials, and prohibit courts or fed-
eral officials from ordering local
officials to make such a request.
It would state that federal
funds cannot be used for busing
when the time or distance of trav-
el is so great as to risk the health
of the children or significantly
impinge on the educational pro-
cess.
Meanwhile, the state said yes-
terday its lawyers will go to the
U.S. Supreme Court to try to win
a review of a federal judge's rul-
ing that state and local officials
in effect caused segregation of
Detroit schools.
Michigan Atty. Gen. Frank J.
Kelley said a petition would be-
filed soon with the high court.
His announcement followed
8
lays left
Have you registered to vote
in Ann Arbor yet? If you will
be 18 by April 3, will have
been in the city for one month
by that time and have not
voted in another state since
Oct. 3, 1971, you are eligible
to vote here. You can sign-up
at City Hall 10-5 weekdays or
at any temporary registra-
tion site. But hurry, the dead-
line for registration is March
3:
dismissal Wednesday in the 6th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
Cincinnati of the state's previous
appeal.
The court's refusal to reopen an
earlier ruling by U.S. District
Judge Stephen Roth of De-
troit was contained in a terse,
three paragraph order.
Roth held last fall that "actions
and inactions" by Detroit, State
and even federal officials contri-
buted to what he said amounted
to segregationist policies in run-
ning the city's schools.
A number of integration plans
involving student busing now have
been presented to Roth for pos-
sible implementation before the
start of new classes next Septem-
ber.

on secret
research
By SCOTT GORDON
Student Government Council
last night established a commit-
tee on classified research and
called for a mass meeting next
Tuesday night "to organize for
the end of University war re-
search".
Council, meanwhile, rejected a
motion to put referendum for a
student allocation to the anti-war
movement election ballot next
month.
The motion t3 establish the
committee was proposed in re-
sponse to the recent regental de-
cision to reject Senate Assem-
bly's proposed limitations for clas-
sified research.
The committee will work to im-
plement "the University com-
munity's decision through a va-
riety of means, including, but not
limited to, discussions with the
faculty and administration."
The anti-war funding motion
was defeated in a six to four vote.
The proposal had asked that
twenty-five cents per student per
term be allocated to SGC for the
use of its anti-war committee.
Under the proposal the student
could designate the allocation to
remain within the SGC general
fund, or could withhold it com-
pletely.
In a motion related to the Re-
bents' decision, SGC also estab-
lished a four-member Regental
Reform Commission.
Council also proposed the for-
mation of a selection committee,
composed of both students and
faculty, to find a successor to out-
going Vice-President for Research
A. Geoffrey Norman. SGC called
for the discontinuation of "secre-
tive and confidential deliberations
regarding the general guidelines
for this position."
In other action, SGC placed its
grocery co-op proposal on the
spring ballot. The proposal calls
for an allocation of twenty-five
cents per student per term for the
funding of the co-op, which would
be open to students and local
residents.
The store would be under the
control of a "Grocery Co-op
Board", whose members would be
appointed by SGC. An account of
the co-op would be subject to in-
dependent public audit annually,
under the proposal.
Other questions placed on the
upcoming SGC ballot include a
$1.50 per student per term allo-
See SGC, Page 10

failitdy. Police were given varying de-
In yesterday's h e a r i n g i scriptions of suspects by residents
Washtenaw County Circuit Court, of the two dorms last night. A
attorney Neal Bush, chief coun- student in West Quad, who asked
sel for the inmates, sought to se- that his name not be printed, said
cure an "emergency injunction he told officers of a brown-haired
which would" close the punish-ml faot58 nhih h
ment cell known as "the hole", male of about 5'8 in height who
grant inmates' attorneys access to apparently prowling near the
the jail to interview potential wit- vicmity of one of the blazes.
nesses, restrain Harvey from op- Another description, of a 6'4"
*ening mail from lawyers to their male with fair hair, was given po-
clients inside the facility, and lice by a South Quad resident.
See WASHTENAW, Page 7 See ARSON, Page 10

By LORIN LABARDEE
The city has earmarked over
$23,000 of a $100,000 federal.
'Law Enforcement Assisttance
Administration grant to expand
the staff of the police griev-
ance office.
The remainder of the grant
will go to hire a civilian assis-
tant for Police Chief Walter

Krasny, study improved police
record-keeping and recruit three
new police cadets.
According to the grant, $23,-
400 must be used to provide the
city's Grievance Office with ad-
ditional staff. The _ money ac-
cording to city officials will be
used to hire an investigator' and
clerical help. The investigator
will aid Edward Vandenburg,
the current part-time Grievance
Officer, study citizen complaints
within city departments.
Vandenburg, who maintains
an active law practice, is under
contract to the city and is di- -
rectly responsible to City Ad-
ministrator Guy Larcom. The
city pays Vandenburg for 23
hours per month. However, Van-
denburg said he has, in the past,
put in up to 20 hours per
week investigating complaints
against the city.
Under the terms of the grant,
the police department will es-
tablish the position of adminis-
trative assistant to the chief of
police.
Captain Walter Hawkins cur-
rently holds a position similar
to the new position.
However, according to Kras-
ny. the new staff member will

allotted $35,900 will pay for the
cadets' salaries and their tui-
tion while they attend the Uni-
versity.
The police budget recently has
not included money for hiring
new officers, according to Kras-
ny. The city has hired no police
department recruits for at least
a year, a spokesman for the
city's personnel office said.
According to the city the
cadets will perform functions
similar to those now performed
by limited duty officers, -such
as checking parking violations.

I

'PEOPLE'S VICTORY'
Angela Davis talks to newsmen

SAN JOSE, Calif. (MP - Black
revolutionary A n g e 1 a Davis,
speaking yesterday to a crowded
news conference, called her free-
dom on bail "a victory for the
people."
However, Davis, referring to
her trial Monday on murder, kid-
nap and conspiracy charges, said

fenses.
Davis is accused of furnishing
four guns and helping plot an
abortive escape attempt at the
Marin County Civic Center Aug.
7, 1970, during which several
persons, including a judge, were
killed.
Davis in a brief statement,

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