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THE ATTICA
REVOLT
See Editorial Page

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Vol. LXXXII, No. 5 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wedneslay, September 15, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Vaughn'
urges:k
it :
May electiony
would assist h)1
young voters
By SARA FITZGERALD
A state legislator yesterday┬░
began a state-wide drive here
to win support for a May pri-
mary to give young people a ":
voice in choosing delegates to
nominating conventions.
Speaking at a voter registration
rally, Rep. Jackie Vaughn III (D- -
Detroit) urged passage of a bill
which would set up a May pri-
mary to elect precinct delegates
for county, state and national
nominating conventions. Unless the
law is changed, the primary will
be held in August-after the na-
tional conventions.
"It is unthinkable," VaughnC
said, "that newly enfranchised 18-
21 year-olds will have no voice in
the selection of candidates by the
major political parties."
In the event the bill is not pass-r
ed, the Democratic Party filed
suit yesterday against the state ofh
Michigan, claiming current state
election laws deny young people
their due 'process to choose dele-
gates.W
Under present Michigan law
precinct delegates are selected two
years in advance of the presiden-. L c ld m n tao sp
tial election. -
The Democrats face a creden- DESEGREGATION CONTROVERSY:
tials challenge at their 1972 na-_
tional convention because of new
Democratic rules muaking it illegalI
for delegates to be "locked up" s i
before January, 1972.a
Vaughn, long a proponent of
young people's rights, also said
his office would act as a full-timeU
students' representative in the
capital.
However, he urged that a state-
wide coalition of university stu-
'dent governments be formed to
hire a full-time lobbyist in Lans-t
ing. Expenses, Vaughn suggested,
could be pro-rated among partici-
pating schools.
"Universities and other groups
all have well-paid lobbyists," he
said. "It's time students had
someone to serve as a watchdog
for their concerns."
If the May primary bill is pass-
ed, it will be another step in the ; h'
process of achieving equal voting
rights for the state's new young
voters.
It comes on the heels of a state
Supreme Court ruling that stu-
dents may vote in their college
towns, and a ruling by Atty. Gen.
Frank Kelley .Athat students may
run for state offices which have
no age limit-including such posts -Associated Press
as university regents and county ABOUT 400 TO 500 SUPPORTERS of the anti-busing National
sheriffs. Action Group forced the closing of a General Motors Fisher Body
If approved, the May primary plant in Pontiac yesterday.
would also enable young people to - _---__---
run for precinct delegate posts.
Vaughn predicted the bill will'"
pass the House the first day terp ayen ts,
October. However, he said the pro- ,ce-foreepaym ents,
port in ordero pass through the discussion head Reg
evenly split Senate.
Tvhe representative, sponsor of
the state's 18-year-old vote law. By ALAN LENHOFF approve the University's 1971-7
said he would also introduce a opeating budget at the pub
.. President Robben Fleming said iprtn ugta h ul

legislative package he termed the ri ' u **/*.J~i I1112r J~
"Young Citizen's Bill of Rights." yesterday he will soon announce session Friday - almost two an
The package includes legislation whether the University will make ne-half months after the start o
to e eage limis fr st payments to the city of Ann Arbor the fiscal year.
tioffes.aglmtfor police and fire services-after Details of the new budget hav
ic offes. will be speaking at he discusses the matter with the not yet been publicized.
Wayne State University today and Regents Gov. William Milliken last Fet
at other universities in the next The Regents, h o 1 d i n g their ruary recommended that the tr
few weeks to gain support for his monthly meetings tomorrow and ditional police and fire payment
proposals. Friday, are expected to tentatively 'be discontinued, citing that An

MA -edical
states
illed I
ATTICA, N.Y. (R-A county
medical examiner disclosed
yesterday that nine hostages
slain in the storming of riot-
torn Attica Correctional Facil-
ity all died of gunshot wounds
and none of them died of
slashed throats as officials
had maintained for 24 hours.
Hours after the medical exami-
ner's report, State Corrections
Commissioner Russell Oswald con-
ceded that the official version
that knife-wielding convicts slew
most of the hostages was errone-
ous. Oswald did not say how the
hostages were shot.
Oswald also described the types
of weapons found during a search
of the prison since control was
regained.
Although another correction of-
ficial earlier said crude guns were
found, no guns were listed in Os-
wald's recital, in which he listed
among hundreds of homemade
weapons molotov cocktails, sharp-
ened shears, steel and metal pipes,
t e a r g a s guns and projectiles,
swords, bolos, straight razors and
spiked baseball bats.
Oswald met with newsmen at
the prison late last night. He told
them he agreed with the medical
report that the hostages were shot,
but refused rto answer questions NEW YORK
from newsmen.
"There were no cut throats or Attica Correct
any kind of mutilation," s a i d continued wor
Monroe County's medical exami-
ner, John Edland. He examined
eight of the bodies after a ninth.
hostage already had been estab-
lished as a gunshot victim.
"All eight cases died of gun-
shot wounds,;' Edland later told li1al
a news conference. "There were
two types of missiles found in
both the inmates and the host-
ages. Some were buckshot. Some lAbout 250
were larger caliber missiles."
In explanation of how the host- tenaw County
ages died from gunshot wounds, at Attica Corr
Oswald said, "the first and most The marc
obvious answer is the fact that in- Attica" sign as
they formed a
Then, spea
person said,

report
unfire
[0stages

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb

otest Attica police action

protests continue.
s shut G.M. plant

From Wire Service Reports
Opponents of court - ordered
busing for school integration in
Pontiac yesterday crippled op-
erations at a 4,200-worker Gen-
eral Motors Corporation manu-
facturing complex in the city.
And last night, tensions re-
mained high in the industrial
town of 85,000 as about 300
people picketed city hall during
a special meeting of the City
Commissioners.
Outside the meeting, one black
and one white were arrested
when a disturbance broke out,
marking the only incident of the
day-long picketing.
Throughout the day black
leaders accused the mostly white
police force of employing a
"double standard" in treating
black and white picketers. They
said the police were sympa-
'U' udget

thetic to the anti-busing picket-
ers.
Inside City Hall, the Commis-
sioners approved by a 5 to 2
margin the setting up of a Spec-
ial Mayor's committee, headed
by the mayor, to study the bus-
ing problem in Pontiac.
The mayor cast one of the
two negative votes.
Meanwhile, the anti - busing
forces indicated they would keep
the GM plant shut down, at
least until this morning.
Yesterday, several noisy, but
peaceful, pickets paraded in
front of gates to a Fisher Body
Division plant in chilly, pre-
dawn fog, urging workers to stay
off the job.
Defying both the United Auto
Workers Union and GM, more
than 60 per cent of the plant's
2,000-man day shift was absent
at starting time. GM sent home
those men who had reported,
and shut down the production
line because of insufficient man-
power.
Four hours later, the assem-
bly line at the adjoining Pontiac
Motor Division plant came to a
halt because the flow of auto
bodies from Fisher had stopped.
Parts manufacturing opera-
tions continued, but GM offi-
cials said these, too, wouldbe
halted if the disruptions con-
tinued.
Irene McCabe, spokesman for
the National Action Group
See PLANT, Page 8

-Associated Press
STATE TROOPERS guard the main entrance at
ional Facility yesterday morning as state stroopers
king with the regular prison guards.
protest killings,
ch to county jail
By SARA FITZGERALD
people staged a non-violent march to Wash-
Jail yesterday, protesting Monday's 37 slayings
ectional Facility.
hers carried black streamers and an "Avenge
s they walked from the Diag to the jail. There
circle, clapping their hands and chanting.
aking to the prisoners over a loudspeaker, one
'We're here to show our solidarity with the

Dr. Edland

brothers in Attica and to show
we're behind those of you in
Washtenaw County Jail."
A j a i official reported that
prisoners were not agitated, were
in their cells and unable to look
out on the demonstrators.
However, when the crowd started
chanting, someone inside the pris-
on waved a piece of paper and
flashed a peace sign through a
small broken window pane over-
looking the demonstrators.
Police did not interfere with the
march. Two Ann Arbor police
motorcycles escorted m a r c he rs
t h r o u g h the downtown area.
Washtenaw County SheriffDoug-
las Har ve y,County Prosecutor
William Delhey and some plain-
clothes deputies stood by outside
the jail.
Harvey's "secret weapon", an
armored vehicle equipped with
spray - gun devices, was in the
parking lot and several police dogs
See 250, Page 8

ants agenda

mates dressed all hostages in pris-
on garb to insure difficulty in
identifying prisoners and guards."
The hostages, he added, were
also "used as shields and forced
forward into gunfire."
The nine were among 41 per-
sons who lost their lives in 96
hours of mutiny, according to re-
vised State Corrections Depart-
ment figures on the worst riot in
New York's penal history. Forty-
See GUNSHOTS, Page 8

Protests
on Attica
scattered
From Wire Service Reports
There were scattered protests
throughout the nation yesterday,
both inside and outside prison
walls, in the wake of the shooting
deaths Monday of 41 prisoners and
hostages at New York's Attica
Correctional Facility.
At the Baltimore, Md., city jail,
inmates staged a brief protest in
the cafeteria but were quickly su-
pressed after guards cordoned off
the area and lobbed tear-gas gre-
nades in the vicinity.
Officials said the disturbance was
related to the Attica rebellion.
A slight disturbance was also
reported at the Cleveland city jail
but officials said it was quickly
subdued.
Demonstrations and condemna-
tions of the action of the New York
prison officials continued last night.
In New York City pickets were
thrown up around Gov. Nelson
Rockefeller's Manhattan offices.

2
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d
of
ve

Arbor is the only city in thie skateI
to receive this type of subsidy
from a local college.
Sources in the State Legislature,
however, disclosed to the Daily
last week that $300,000 cf the Uni-
versity 's recently approved $78.1
million state appropriation had,

rte. T

b- been "unofficially" earmarked to
a- go to the city.
ts University officials, meanwhile,
i I th th av ith

Group pushes drive to remove
Brad Taylor from SGC seat

PETITION DRIVE

i

Abortion reform sought
.f 'By GERI SPRUNG
With the state's abortion reform bill buried in
Sthe House, proponents of reform are beginning a
petition drive to put the issue before the state's
zoters ip the Nov. 1972 elections.
h A kick-off rally scheduled for today in Detroit
and sponsored by the Michigan Coordinating
o Committee for Abortion Reform signals renewal
of the drive to legalize abortions performed by
licensed physicians up to the twentieth week of
_ prsgnancy.
Thp fiivxwPk cer (.flj f 1l111%fian is anpffort.

h ave insiste iai ney nrneier
have an obligation nor the avail-
able resources to make the pay-
ments to the city.
The payments, which totaled~
about $1.1 million last year,
amount to 16 per cent of the city's
police and fire budgets.
City officials have predicted that
an end to the subsidy would greatly
affect their ability to provide ade-
quate police and fire protection to
the campus.
The Regents' approval of a new
budget will set University spend-
ing levels for the current fiscal
year. Since the start of fiscal
1971-72, University departments1
have been operating at list year's
funding levels.
The new budget figure, however,
is contingent on Gov. Milliken

See Editorial Page for
related column.
By W.E. SCHROCK
A recall drive against Stu-
dent Government Council mem-
ber Brad Taylor gained mo-
mentum this week as an ad
hoc committee reported collect-
ing nearly 700 signatures of the
thousand needed to place the
issue on an SGC ballot.
The drive, coordinated by the
Committee to Recall Brad Tay-
lor, focuses on Taylor's partici-
pation in the House Internal Se-
curity Committee (HISC) re-

the best of my knowledge, all my
testimony was true."
Taylor's critics have also
stated that in the same SGC
election which brought Taylor
to office, the student elec-
torate overwhelmingly approv-
ed the People's Peace Treaty.
In effect, they argued, Tay-
lor had gone against the wishes
of his constituency in appear-
ing as a "friendly" witness.
They have pointed to HISC's
traditional "harassment" of
left - wing "subversive" activi-
ties as an indication that im-
plementation of the treaty may
be hindered by testimony such

Opinion meanwhile remained
sharply divided on the decision of
New York officials to invade the
prison.
Penologist Dr. Vernon Fox, who
"talked-down" a prison disturbance
at tl e Southern Michigan Prison
at Jackson in 1952, described as
"inexcusable" the Attica killings.
President N i x o n telephoned
Gov. Rockefeller to commend him
for taking the action he did, and
numerous other officials around
the country indicated their sup-
port of the state's actions.
Sen. James Buckley (Con-

Brad Taylor

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