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Vol. LXXXII, No. 4 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, September 14, 1971 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

37 k
March on
county jail
called here
An ad-hoc group of about 50
University students met last
night, and voted to call for a
march this afternoon to pro-
test police action in squelch-
ing the prison rebellion at
Attica state prison, New York.
The meeting, called on short
notice following the news of the
raid today, convened in the SAB






DEPUTY SHERIFFS from Erie County, N.Y., enter Attica State Prison early yesterday afternoon to relieve policemen and National
Guard troops who assaulted the embattled prison's inmate stronghold earlier in the day when 37 persons-nine hostages and 28 pris-
oners were killed (top). After bombing the exercise yard inside the prison's "Cellblock D" with tear gas (bottom), police and guards
freed hostages held for five days. Attica State Prison guards show some of the sharpened spears they took from prisoners after storm-
ing the cellblock.

For related stories on the
Attica prison uprising, see
Page 10.
where the events of the Attica re-
bellion were discussed, and action
in response was planned.
The group decided on a "mili-
tant" but nonviolent march to
originate at the Diag at 5 o'clock
this afternoon. Following a few
brief speeches, the marchers will
proceed to the Washtenaw County
Jail to protest the Attica slayings
as well as the conditions of pris-,
oners across the country in
In a lengthy session, those at-
tending discussed the events at
Attica, explaining why they felt
thie action should be protested.

Jail calm
after 9 die
as hostages
ATTICA, N.Y. (N) - Massed
forces of the state shot their
way into Attica state prison
yesterday to put down a four-
day riot by mostly black con-
victs. Thirty - seven persons-
nine white hpstages and 28
prisoners-were killed.
Twenty-nine other hostages-25
of whom were injured-were re-
leased when 1,000 heavily armed
state troopers and sheriff's depu-
ties backed in reserve by 70 truck-
loads of secretly deployed New
York National Guardsmen at-
tacked the prison with shotguns,
rifles and tear gases.
"They had lined us up and were
proceeding to cut our throats,"
said one of the captive guards,
Frank Wall, who stated that
sharpshooters saved his life. "They
got the man who was going to cut
my throat just as he began to
pull the knife across."
One state trooper estimated that
most of the action covered an 8
to 10 minute span, although the
assault continued for an hour and
a half. He said: "Anybody who
resisted was killed-and I didn't
see anybody get away with any-
Theprisoners, 85 per cent of
whom are black or Puerto Rican,
had been rioting since last Thurs-
day, demanding improved prison
conditions. These demands ranged
from changing the prison diet to
the application of state minimum
wage laws in prison workshops
and a reorientation of the guards
-who are white-toward better
understanding of prisoners' prob-
A Although the riot originally
stemmed from an altercation be-
tween a guard and an inmate, the
Sprisoners later expanded their
grievance list to include the series
of demands and held nine host-
See 37, Page 10

-Daily-Jim Judkis
SOMETIME late yesterday afternoon unknown persons scrawled
the name of the New York prison at which 37 people were killed
yesterday on a wall in the basement of Angell Hall. Later, students
met and planned a march set for today.
Attica reactions nixed;
Nixon, senators approve

Clark appeals



In a second bid for "equal
wages and back pay," University
employe. Cheryl Clark is appealing
her case of alleged sex discrimina-
tion under the University's new
* complaint appeal procedure for
non-union and non-faculty em-
against U.S.

Clark's case first won national
attention last January when she
became the first woman in the
country to charge a university
with sex discrimination under the
guidelines set by the Department
of Health, Education and Wel-
fare (HEW).
Members of the University's
Commission on Women are "quite
happy" to have a test case for the
new procedure, approved justlast
week. The procedure has been
called "more equitable" than any
used before in cases of alleged
sex discrimination.
Certain problems remain, as the
administration has not completed
the selection of a committee nec-
essary for the effective operation
oft nmilan nal eure~~iP

The government's action in send- I By The Associated Press
ing police and troops into the The use of force and fire power to bring a bloody end to
prison, one student said, shows the inmate insurrection at Attica state prison in New York
"the extremes they (the govern- ; yesterday was decried across the country by leading politi-
ment) are willing to go to" in cians, a penologist and youth, while some officials supported
order to enforce policy. the action, including President Nixon.
Others saw the action as relat- Dr. Vernon Fox, an authority on the causes and preven-
intclose ation'sother recen t events tion of prison riots, said he believed New York Gov. Nelson
the death of Soledad Brother Rockefeller was wrong to use force in the four day riot which
George Jackson. left 37 dead.



HUE, Vietnam /P)--Anti-Ameri- ofithecoait ppeal u
can demonstrations erupted in Hue An employe of the Highway Re-
late yesterday and the city was search Safety Institute, Clark al-
ruled off limits to U.S. vehicles leged that she was being paid lessI
after an American soldier shot than a man doing the same job.
and killed a Vietnamese youth and The University's decision, wasI
wounded a second. that the man was being overpaid.
An American construction com- The salary differential, they
pany's truck was firebombed and
Hue University students led an said, was not the result of sex
anti-American demonstration that discrimination. They denied her
was dispersed by police and sol- request for salary increase and
diers firing tear gas grenades, back pay, but retained the man's
sources reported. salary at the same level.
The situation in the old imperial T
capital was described as still high- The case caused women's com-
ly tense early today, but there mission members and HEW repre-
were no reports of further public sentatives, most notably its secre-
outbursts. tary Elliot Richardson, to be
Hue has been the center of peri- skeptical of the adequacy of the
odic anti-American and anti-gov- University's grievance , procedure.
ernment disturbances, usually led As a result,. the new complaint
by the Buddhirst students who ere
vocal opponents of the Saigon re- appeal procedure was developed
gime and its American allies. for cases of alleged discrimina-
Sources said yesterday's disturb- tion.
ance was triggered by the shooting According to the interim chair-
incident in which an unidentified
I shot and killed a youth who man of the women's commission,
allegedly had tried to steal his Prof. of Far Eastern Languages,
watch. See SEX, Page 10

City clerk to deputize
students as registrars
For the first time this fall, students will be allowed to register
as Ann Arbor voters. To carry out the city's two-week voter regis-
tration drive beginning next Monday, City Clerk Harold Saunders
will be deputizing students and townspeople as voter registrars.
Previously, the League of Women Voters was the only group to
man registration tables.

"Black revolutionaries in jail,"
one commented, "are in danger of
dying every day. If you raise anti-t
capitalist demands you're as good
as dead."
By and large, however, thet
gathering was marked by its
quiesence, with many of those
attending listening solemnly to theI
discussion, seemingly reticent to
As the meeting progressed, ind
the conversation turned to the
tactics to be employed in protest-
ing the action, the pace of the<
debate quickened.
Debate was especially sharp over
the question of whether the nine
guards who died in the attack
should be mourned along with 28'
prisoners who lost their lives.
Some expressed the opinion that(
including the guards in the mourn-
ing would be inappropriate because
they represented the jail estab-
lishment, the focus of the pris-
oners' protest. "I don't mourn
guards," one said.
Others, however contended the
death of the guards signified the
disregard of the government for
the lives of its employes in prose-
cuting its policy.
It was finally decided that while
the focus of thetprotest would be
only on the death of The inmates,
the nine guards would be included
in the number of deaths the march

Manhattan and rallied in Grand'
Central Terminal to protest the
bloody end to the prison upris-
They carried red flags and
signs with such slogans as "Roc-
kefeller Murderer. Tear Down the
Rep .Herman Badillo, (D-N.Y.,)
one ofthe committee of observers
at the prison, said he regretted
Rockefeller's action.
He said the governor should
have provided that time for nego-
tiations before authorizing the
armed strike.
William Kunstler, the lawyer
who participated in the negotia-
tions at the prison, said:
"Today the State of New York
decided that force was of more
value than human life and de-
liberately sacrificed both inmates
and hostages to the principle of
political - expediency."
Favoring the action was Nixon,
who telephoned Rockefeller after
the incident to express support for
the governor's actions.
Both New York Senators also
supported the governor.
Sen. James Buckley (R-Con-
N.Y.), called for "swift and au-
thoritative" punishment of those
responsible for the uprising.

7Jial-a-Ride' system
to bgin on Sept. 22

Fox said he believed the motive, for the attack was to
give the Rockefeller's "administration an image of strength
with the public."
About 400 youth-mostly white-strreamed through mid-

Those wishing to be registrars must be registered voters
have attended a two-hour training session on registration
forms and procedures. Training sessions will be held in
Council chambers today 2 to 4 p.m., tomorrow 2 to 4 p.m.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.


The special voter registration drive will take place Sept. 20 to
24 and Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. Voters may register then at the Union,
and seven other city locations from 3 to 8 p.m. and at the North
Campus Commons from 3 to 7 p.m. The Michigan Democratic Club
is also sponsoring a registration rally tonight at 8 p.m. in the
UGLI Multipurpose Room.

In addition, voters may register at the City Clerk's office. 1 is protesting.

Reviewing Nixon's economic plan

The author, a University economics pro-
fessor, served as a member of the President's
Council of Economic Advisors during 1968-69.
The so-called "New Economic Policy"
announced by President Nixon in his ad-
dress to the nation Aug. 15 represents a
dramatic and far-ranging change from the
policies followed during the first two-and-
a-half years of the Nixon administration.
The earlier approach, which relied al-
most entirelv on general fiscal and mone-

a year.. Although the economy was expand-
ing, it was becoming increasingly clear
that GNP for 1970 would fall well short of
the administration's January forecast of
$1,065 billion.
Despite this substantial amount of
slack in the economy, the price level had
continued to rise at a rate of about 4.5
per cent per year. And, finally, the U.S.
balance of international payments showed
a tremendous deficit-in excess of $11 bil-
in'- A,,,io the fi+ half orf +h .ver.

abroad to do something about the balance
of payments, and opinion polls which
showed a sharp .decline of public confi-
dence in the administration's ability to
manage the economy, Nixon and his ad-
visers decided to make a drastic revision
in U.S. economic policy. The new policy, as
outlined in the President's Aug. 15 address,
has three major ingredients:
* Under authority given by the Eco-
nomic Stabilization Act of 1970, the Presi-
r ar Amnlaal al xi a nriYii, to hwe

-Daily-Jim Judlus
A new "Dial-a-Ride" bus

Despite initial protest by local
taxicab drivers, Ann Arbor's ex-
perimental "dial-a-ride" bus
system will go into operation at
6:30 a.m. September 22, the Ann
Arbor Transportation Authority
has announced. '
Some 2,100 households in
scuthw2st Ann Arbor, including
a few student apartment com-

One-way cash fares will be 60
cents and, under a 10-ticket
discount plan, 50 cents. During
the first six weeks, $10 monthly
passes will be available, and
following this "introductory of-
fer," it is anticipated that the
cost of passes will increase to
$15 per month. Monthly fami-
ly unlimited service passes will
also be available.


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