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CASTIGATING
THE REGENTS
See Editorial Page

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Vol. LXXXII, No. 126

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, March 18, 1972

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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Blackwins
ballot spot
in IIRP suit
By DAVE BURHENN
In response to a suit filed on behalf of Human Rights
Party (HRP) Fourth Ward council candidate David Black, a
federal judge in Detroit yesterday struck down an Ann Arbor
election by-law dealing with candidate voter registration.
The by-law, which required candidates for city office to
be registered voters for one year, was declared void and in'
violation of the Constitution's equal protection clause by
Federal District Judge Ralph Freeman.
The ruling will make it easier for local young people to'
run for public office, though a final decision on the const-
tutionality of election restrictions nationwide will have to be

Afro

hou

sing stalled;
policy OKd

research

Local fair
,shows int'l
li*fe styles
By DANIEL JACOBS
Displays, films, and food from
?foreign countries were featured in
last night's opening of Ann Ar-
bor's annual "World's Fair," -
climaxing a week of international-
ly-oriented activities in the city.
The fair, which promoters hope
will "familiarize local residents
with the physical objects and the
people of other cultures," is be-
ing held at Angell School and
will run through the weekend.
During the past week, which
was , officially designated as
"World Week" by Mayor Robert
Harris, discussions sponsored by
the University's Foreign Student
*Board were held on various inter-
national issues and problems of
foreign students in the U.S.
Earlier this week, a panel of po-
litical science and history profes-
sors dealt with the experiences
of third-world students here, and
a columnist for the Baltimore Sun
discussed American relations with
the Middle East.
Also Hamid Houseini, a gradu-
ate student in economics at Mich-
igan State University, articulated
the political and social conflicts
occurring in his native country.
ran.
"Today, Iran is an open front
where imperialistic powers clash
with .one another," said Houseini
referring to large oil holdings
there by both the U.S. and Russia
Much of the American-extracted
oil is finding its way to India and
Pakistan, according to Houseini.
Despite fear that overt criticism
might endanger the safety of their
relatives back home, Iranian stu-
See WORLD'S, Page 8

made by the Supreme Court.
Black, a political science teach-
ing fellow at the University, was
denied a ballot spot for the April
3 city election because he did not
fulfill the one-year registration re-
quirement. HRP, which nominated
Black in a party caucus last I
month, then filed the suit, naming
the City of Ann Arbor and City,
Clerk Harold Saunders as de-
fendants.
In a press release issued yester-
day, H R P stated that it had
launched the suit "on behalf of
Black and many other young and'
mobile voters to challenge these
kinds of undemocratic restrictions
on the right to vote and run for
public office."
After hearing of the ruling, can-
didate Black said, "I consider this
decision a victory not only for me
and the Human Rights Party, but
for all the people of Ann Arbor."
"We challenged this require-
ment because it restricted the po-
litical representation and the right
to run for office of the young, the
mobile and the recently regis-
tered," Black added. "We formed
the Human Rights Party to give
representation to the previously
unrepresented: workers, students,
women, minorities, and anyone
seeking fundamental social,
change.''
"Our legal challenge to restric-
tions on whom the voters can1
choose to represent them is a di-
rect outcome of our efforts to open,
up the political system," he said.
Ann Arbor city officials were
H generally noncommittal about the
decision, though Mayor Robert
Harris said that he was "happy
about the results."
t'City Clerk Harold Saunders said
that while Fourth Ward ballots
have already been printed, the ex-
pense and time needed to change
them would be minimal.
H The city is not planning to ap-
peal Judge Freeman's decision.
Yesterday's ruling does not mark
the first time a city office candi-
date requirement has been struck
down in the courts.y

By LINDA DREEBEN
The Regents yesterday post-
poned action on two proposed
Afro - American and African
Cultural living units for the
University, deciding instead to
meet in special conference on
March 29 to discuss the matter
further.
A final decision is expected at
tht't time.
The Regents did, however, end
a two year debate over a new clas-
sified research policy by approv-
ing a revised research plan. They
also reaffirmed their commitment
to divest Willow Run Laboratories
--the site of 90 per cent of the
l University's classified research-
sometime in the future.
University administrators, fac-
uly members and student repre-
sentatives worked out the revised
research policy following the Re-
vents rejection last month of a
faculty research plan regulating
both classified and industrial or
prnnrietary research.
The revised plan which basically
includes the faculty Plan with sev-
oval sionificant moriifications. pro-
vi'des thet Willow Run Laborator-
ias continue to overate under cur-
r,-v-t research guidelines. The plan
also sets up the procedural steps
to be followed in reviewing classi-
fied research projects.
The Re-ents are expected to
vote on the Afro-American hous-
ing oronosal at their opn session
March 29. A closed meeting is
sacheduled for earlier the same
day
"I think we'll get enough votes
to pass it." Regent James Waters
(D - Muskegon) said after the
meeting. "We just have to make
sure the units will be multi-racial
-the auestion is how."
Another regent commented that
although the board was split on
the issue "several changes in the
proposal could swing the vote to
yes."
The proposed units-to be estab-
lished in South Quad and Stock-
well-would allow students with a
"sincere interest" in black culture
to live together on separate floors
within the two dorms.
"I think the regents gave a poor

-Daily-David Margolick
A o1emn St. Pat's
During St. Patrick's day march yesterday, Irish student Desmond
Ryan shows Ann Arbor Mayor Robert Harris a proposed City'
Council resolution calling for a British peace initiative in strife-
torn Northern Ireland. Students carried a coffin draped with the
Irish Republic flag to City Hall in memory of Irish dead.
ITT CASE
Lobbyist Beard
disclaims imemo

-Daily-Denny Gainer
President Rebben Fleming looks on atttntively yesterday as the Regents discuss the funding of the
Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) and a revised classified research plan.,Both
proposals were subsequently passed.

'

may raise

tuition;

DENVER,' Colo. (P) -D i t a
Beard, the ailing lobbyist for
International Telegraph and
Telephone Corp. (ITT) and a
key witness in the Senate Judi-
ciary Committee investigation in-
volving her company, said yes-
terday the memorandum pub-
lished by syndicated columnist
Jack Anderson is a fraud and a
hoax.
Anderson has said the inter-
office memorandum, allegedly
written by Beard, links the out-
of-court settlement of three anti-
trust suits again ITT with the
conglomerate's pledge to the
city of San Diego to help it ob-
tain next summer's Republican
National Convention.

Nixon's anti-busing stance hits
federal judges, not high court

Beard has previously denied
any connection but her state-
ment yesterday was the first
time she has publicly rejected
the memorandum's authenticity.
In a statement issuednthough
her lawyer, David Fleming, and
simultaneously in Washington by
Senate Republican leader, Hugh
Scott of Pensylvania, the hos-
pitalized Beard said:
"Mr. Anderson's memo is a
forgery and not mine. I did not
prepare it and could not have
since to my knowledge the as-
sertions in it regarding the anti-
trust cases and former Attorney
General John Mitchell are un-
true.
"I do not know who did pre-
pare it, who forged my intial to
it, how it got into Jack Ander-
son's hands or why. But, I re-
peat, I do know it is not my
memo and is a hoax."
Beard 53, is hospitalized with
a heart ailment.
In Washington, Anderson said
Beard acknowledged before she
published columns relating to
the memorandum that the me-
morandum was genuine.
Asked what could have moti-
vated the denial, he replied,
"she's at the economic mercy of
ITT."
The judiciary committee open-
ed up a special investigation in
the charges made by Anderson
March 2 at the request of Act-
ing Atty. Gen. Richard Klein-
dienst.

rationale for not making a decis- By LINDA DREEBEN Although Gov. William Milliken said. "If we lose some state
ion." said Assistant Director of Despite earlier indications that recommended a substantial $12 ey I don't see how we can
Special Programs Georgia Wil- another tuition hike might be million increase in state funds for raising tuition."
liams. "If they needed more infor- averted, Vice President for Aca- the 1972-73 fiscal year, Smith said Smith would not say how
mation they should have asked us demic affairs Allen Smith told the the University's incremental needs the increase might be or wh
on Thursday. They didn't ask Regents yesterday that an in- exceed that amount. He cited stu- tuition would be hiked by a
questions to inform themselves," crease may be necessary to fill a dent aid and supportive services form fee or by a fixed perce
she added. $3.2 million gap between antici- as well as increases for utilities, Smith mentioned that eve
In an open session Thursday af- pated revenues and projected ex- services, and library materials, as ditional one per cent increa
ternoon the Regents listened for penditures in next year's operat- areas requiring more funding. tuition does not have the
over two hours to proponents and ing budget. The state legislature has yet to net yield.
opponents of the proposed living The Regent, however, voted to act on Milliken's request. The Uni-
units, including Housing Director keep 1972-73 dorm rates-with the versity is meeting with the Sen-. "At a certain point, a
John Feldcamp, representatives exception of Oxford Housing-es- ate Finance Committee March 27 number of students, partic
from the South Quad Minority Isentially the same as this year. and 28 to discuss the recommend- those out-of-state, would
Council and the Black Women of' Rates for Oxford Housing will in- ed appropriations. they could not afford that fe
Stockwell-the groups that origi- crease about two and one half per "We should have some indica- would not enroll."
nated the proposals-members of cent. tion of the situation then," Smith According to Smith, a un
the Michigan Civil Rights Com- fee increase of $10 per studer
mission, and representatives of the ini term would produce $660,000
Flint Branch of the National As-
sociation for the Advancement of IR IM fu n d iyear. However the net yieldz
Colored People. be about $600,000, Smith sai
The minority council and the 1 ter subtracting money for st
Stockwell group plan to work on aid
alternatives to the proposal before b e e t
the Regents meet Marcch 29, ac- Smith estimated that a on
cording to Lee Gill, chairman ofcent increase would yield
the South Quad Minority Council. By HOWARD BRICK ment card at registration each $330,000.
"If they reject it we'll have to The Regents yesterday approved term, and another assessment card At the undergraduate level
get together to decide what we as a plan permitting the University from which they will be billed for dent students now pay $6
black students will do," he added. to act as a fee-collecting agency the group's $1.50 fee.t tesno
Because of the Regents failure for the Public Interest Research The fee will later be added to two terms, non-students p
to act, the Housing Office has set Group in Michigan (PIRGIM), a University tuition and board bills. 140.
up special reapplication procedures non - profit, non - partisan student The organization, which plans to
for students living on floors of the consumer-interest group. fight consumer fraud, environ-
proposed units and for students Under the approved plan, stu- mental destruction and race and
interested in applying to live on sex discrimination, had asked for
the Afro-American corridors. dents who support PIRGIM will a mandatory fee assessment from
See REGENTS, Page 8 submit with their tuition assess-- students each term. refundable

dorm rates kept' stable

mon-
avoid
high
hether
a uni-
ntage.
ry ad-
ase in
same
given
ularly
decide
ee and
niform
nt per
0 next
would
id, af-
tudent
ne per
about
, rest-
60 for
ay $2-

WASHINGTON (R) - President North and South who have car-
Nixon 's anti-busing program is ried their objections into appeals
aimed not at the Supreme Court- courts instead of complying.
which might have been expected- So long as the busing order was
but at unnamed federal judges in a state of suspension when the
who he argues have gone beyond President sent up his message the,
the Constitution and the top busing will not have to be carried
court's ruling, out - provided Congress goes,
In a television-radio statement along with him.
Thursday night, Nixon urged Con- An th him
gres to egilatean mmedate At the same time, busing plans
gress to legislate an immediate already in effect could be rolledI
halt to all new pupil-busing or- backd
ders. He also proposed to channel Thk
$2.5 billion into poor neighborhood fident his plan rests on solid legal
schools.

and constitutional grounds. Five
lawyers and law professors were
assembled to make that case to
newsmen at an unusual briefing
across the street from the White
House at the Executive Office
Building.
The Supreme Court, which Nix-
on did not include in his thrust
at "social planners" and "extrem-
ists," poses no immediate obstacle
for him. There will be no major
busing decision in the current
term which expires in June.

The President coupled his ap-
peal for an end to busing with a
proposal to "concentrate federal
school-aid funds on the areas of
the greatest educational need"-
such as rural and inner city school
district.
Presumably, the White House
has in mind massive busing or-
ders of the sort issuel in Janu-
ary by U.S. District Court Judge
Robert Merhige Jr. for the Rich-
mond, Va. area.
That case involves busing of
78,000 of 104,000 students in the
forced merger of a predominately
black school system with two
mainly white districts.
Others that could be considered
targets are busing plans and pro-
posals for Dallas. Detroit, Denver
and Corpus Christi.
The administration isn't listing
them yet. But on another front,

You th,17, said
By JIM FRISINGER turned himself in,
A month ago Donald Norris decided to go the jail in Circuit
straight. That's when his troubles really began. unconstitutional ad
For within 36 hours of surrendering himself ity. The suit is stil
to city police Friday Feb. 19, to face a Jail officials ref
breaking and entering charge, Norris told a dis- on Norris' allegatio
trict court this week, he was "tried" by a trolled the cell the
kangaroo court of Washtenaw county-jail cell- However, in distr
mates, assaulted and forced to perform anal Norris' cellmates
intercourse and fellatio with fellow prisoners. charges alleging
Norris is' 17 years old. males". They had b
The assaults were repeated two days later, on Sheriff's Dept.
Monday night, Norris said, and they might have Their preliminar
occurred agai~n had Norris not seen an attorney inhDitriiCory
from the PublicDefender's office the following in District Court
day The lawyer arranged for him to be trans- Wednesday.

raped
a suit was brought against
Court charging illegal and
ministration of the jail facil-
1 pending.
used to comment yesterday
n that no turnkeys had pa-
night of the alleged assault.

in county jail

o buu~lI~b U MU1' L C1 1, .
upon request to those not wishing
to contribute.
Though this proposal was reject-
ed in favor of a more voluntary
funding system, PIRGIM spokes-
woman Margo Yellin said yester-
day that the organization was
"pleased with the Regents' deci-
sion."
On Thursday, PIRGIM presented
a third alternative system of fund- Allan Smith
ing to the Regents. The proposal
would have involved a "negative In other action, the Plant EX-
checkoff" procedure.
Under such a system, only those tension Committee reported to the
students who did not wish to con- Regents yesterday that a single-
tribute to the organization would . student apartment project will be
have to.isubmit special cards at delayed because of uncertainties
registration 'time. PIRGIM later
withdrew the proposal when it on the need for additional stu-
realized that "theradministration's dent housing, and because of va-
proposal was superior to ours," cancies in the dorms.
Yellin said. The project will be delayed un-
The Regents also approved yes-.i-

rict court this week six of
were examined on felony
"gross indecency between
been arrested Feb. 22 by the
y examination will continue
udge S.J. Elden's court next

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