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Vol. LXXXII, No. 17
Nixon approves

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 29, 1971

Ten Cents

Eight Pages


draft law

WASHINGTON (M)-- President Nixon yesterday signed
the bill extending the military draft until June 30, 1973. The
bill authorizes Nixon to order an end to deferments for col-
lege undergraduates, effective with this year's entering
freshman class.

Regents leery
of reviewing
judiciary plan
Several Regents contacted recently by Student Govern-
ment Council have said they will not now consider revising
the campus-wide judiciary system to meet Council's objec-
tions to the plan, it was disclosed yesterday.
SGC Member-at-Large Rick Higgins, who spoke to the
Regents, predicted last night that Council will vote affirma-
tively tomorrow to comply with "a list of administrative steps
for implementing the system at the earliest possible date-
most likely soon after the Regents meeting Oct. 21.
"We had hopes of reaching a better settlement," Higgins

The President has said in the past that he
authority to end undergraduate deferments,;
took no action on the measure yesterday.
Nixon also froze until Nov. 13 a $2.4 billion
raise included in the measure.
The draft bill, passed Sept. 21 by Congress;
month battle, contains the largest military pay

will use this
although he
military pay
after a five-
raise in his-


theme for
For the first time, the Univer-
sity's annual Homecoming parade
will roll to an official anti-war
While the overall theme for the
Oct. 30 weekend of Homecoming
will be "Let's work together," the
parade will center more specifical-
ly on "Let's work together to bring
the troops home now."
Lois Murphy, a member of the
local Student Mobilization Com-
mittee (SMC) originally propos-
ed the parade theme and collect-
ed 1000 signatures from the stu-
dent body to support her idea.
With the endorsement of Stu-
dent Government Council, the
University Activities C o u n c il
(UAC) Homecoming Committee
adopted the proposal at a meeting
earlier this week.
Dave Gordon, leader of the local
People's Coalition for Peace and
Justice (PCPJ) has plans that go
beyond the parade, however.
Gordon has proposed to band
director George Cavender that the
half-time- period of the Home-
coming Michigan - Indiana foot-
ball game be devoted to the anti-
war theme as well.
Suggesting that peace groups
might perform in some way dur-
ing half-time, Gordon has also
presented three two-minute for-
mations the band itself might
One would have the band
marching in the form of a neace
symbol to the tune of "Where
have all the Flowers Gone?" Mov-,
ing to the second, the band would
regroup into a field of crosses.
playing "When Johnny Comes
Marching Home Again."
The last formation would have
the band in the shape of a dove
playing "Give Peace a Chanee."
Gordon suggested that ehoer-
leaders accomoany the band's exit
with "What do we want-PP~ce!
When do wedwant it-Now!" a
familiar chart of anti-war -dies.
Cavender has sqid h- en1l re-
lay these ideas to the band. ac-
cording to Gordon;
Ati-war srouos oressd for the
theme of "Bring the troons home
now" to relate to the "neace of-
fensive" scheduled for the fall.
Th, schPdulo inudes a na-
*tional moratorium O't. 13, to bĀ°
suport-d locally by a. toach-in:
a renewed attempt at civil disobĀ°-
dience Oct. 25-27 in Wshina-
ton, D.C.: a national stuient'
strike Nov. 3: and dce-fra1i7ed
demonstrations Nov. 5-6 by a
crosssection of protesters im key
'areas across the nation, including

tory. The $2.4 billion pay r,
was to take effect Oct. 1.
The measure also include
statement calling on Nixon to
minate U.S. operations in I:
china "at the earliest practic
date" - the diluted versior
Senate Democratic Leader P
Mansfield's Senate-passed am(
ment for total U.S. withdrawf
nine months if American pri
ers are freed.
Meanwhile, the Senate ye.
day agreed to start debate
morrow on Mansfield's new r
to force U.S. withdrawal from
Mansfield's amendment, ca;
for total U.S. withdrawal in
months, is expected to pass
Senate in the near future.
Other main provisions of
draft extension measure ncl-
-A, ceiling on draftees of7
000 in the fiscal year ending
30, 1972, and 140.000 in the
ending June 30, 1973;
-An authorization for at
forces manpower of 2,553,409
in the current fiscal year;
-Two years' alternative sei
for conscientious objectors, u
direct jurisdiction of the Selei
Service System's national hi
quarters; and
-Extension of proce
rights for draftees before thei
cal boards.
A limit of 20 years of servic
local draft boards with bc
required to reflect racial and
ligious breakdowns of theirt
In a statement issued in
nection with the signing, N
said the new legislation is "a
nificant step toward an all vc
teer armed force as it rem(
the long standing inequities
military pay for the ,
He said it introduces impoi
additional reforms of the t
"making it as fair and equit
as possible as we progress to'
the volunteer force".
Nixon said he hoped this w
be the last time a president w
have to sign an extension ofc
induction authority.

said, "but something has to be
done now. We just can't afford to
wait any longer."
Last Thursday, Council voted 6-
4 to refuse to comply with the
steps outlined in a memo from the
office of Richard Kennedy, secre-
tary of the University, which per-
tained to the adoption of the ju-
diciary mechanism approved by
the Regents last spring.
Council's refusal to c o m p 1 y
caused much concern, since the
system cannot be put into effect
without the cooperation of SGC;
the Regents and Senate Assembly
-the top faculty body.
However, at the time of the re-
fusal SGC President R e b e c c a
Schenk said Council would make
a final decision on whether to fol-
low the steps-in effect, whether
or not to accept the new judiciary
-at a meeting tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, she said, Council mem-
bers would communicate their dis-
satisfaction to the Regents, in the
hope that they would alter several
aspects of the plan.
Higgins said he was able to con-
tact five of the eight Regents.
"I told them our objections, and
they listened," Higgins said. "But
each of them said they had al-
ready compromised and that they
considered the present plan to be "
an acceptable one."
The present system is a Regent-
modified version of the original
-raft drawn up by the Committee P
on a Permanent Judiciary, a tri- dan
partite group of students, faculty sch
members and administrators. It mar
provides for students to be tried had
by a jury of their peers-six other last
students-and includes six stu-
dents on the 12-member Court of fille
Appeals and one student on the ing
three-member panel of judges. thr
Council's objections deal mainly of
with the Repents' modifications.

-Daily-Denny Gainer
Re-acting the war
Members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War strike a variety of morbid poses in an attempt to dramatize their personal experi-
ences with atrocities of the Vietnam war. Yesterday's demonstration on the Diag will be followed by more guerrilla theater after Sat-
urday's Michigan-Navy football game.
cools curriculum reorganized

The natural resources school
has "essentially completed" its
broad reorganization which was
planned for this fall, according
to natural resource Prof. Steph-
en Preston.
The faculty decided last spring
to revamp the school's entire
internal structure and under-
graduate curriculum in an effort
to make its course offerings more
responsive to the rapidly chang-
ing environmental field, accord-
ing to James McFadden, natural
resources dean.
Following recommendations by
a committee of four students,

four faculty members and Mc-
Fadden, the school dissolved its
traditional departmental struc-
ture July 1, and also set up a
new "more flexible" undergrad-
uate program.
Instead of four independent
departments there are now three
broad discipline areas from which
representation to the school's
executive committee will be
Previously faculty were re-
stricted to four departmental
units: forestry; landscape archi-
tecture; resource planning and
conservation; and wildlife and

..WProf. Preston

Reaction to research vote guarded

The new discipline areas are:
biological and physical sciences;
resource policy planning, man-
agement and administration; and
environmental design.
Most faculty members seem
happy with the change in struc-
ture which eliminates distinct
departmental units.
"I generally approve of the
changes," resource ecology Prof.
Justin Leonard says. "Separate
departments in such a small
school were silly."
The new faculty structure
erases the boundaries between
departments and allows more
flexibility for staff members,
Preston adds.
Although wood science and
technology Prof. Glenn Bruneau
has "terribly mixed feelings
about the changes since the re-
organization," he welcomes the
new "opportunities" he feels are
open to him now.
"I'm talking to people I never
talked to before-a resource mix
within our own school which is
I healthy," Bruneau says.
"I'm involved in some new
areas that are making me do
some catching up," he adds.
"I've never worked so hard in
my life."
John Luton, grad, says reorg-
anization "has allowed me to go
into biometry, and other students
into other out of the way things,
to build a better curriculum."
See NAT., Page 8

To our readers
A new section in The Daily
will review the major news of
the University conimunity at
the end of each month. See to-
morrow's Daily for "Retrospect
-the month in review."
The primary alterations called for
by Council are a change in the
required jury verdict in determi-
nation of guilt from the present
five out of six to unanimity; giv-
ing the student and faculty associ-
ate judges power equal to the pre-
siding judge in deciding "points of
law" in the courtroom; and per-
mitting Council to directly ap-
point six students to the Court of
Appeals, rather than have nomi-
nees screened and chosen by the
Higgins saidnthe Regents em-
phasized thG new judiciary sys-
tem, when finally put into effect,
will operate on a temporary basis
for' one year, at which time it is
subject to review.
"They seemed to be saying that
if our objections are borne out
over the year in the way the
mechanism operates, that they
will take them under considera-
iton," Higgins explained.

is t

Rebecca Schenk
iars quiet
n Pontiac.
ONTIAC ()P} - A fire bomb
maged the home of a former
ool principal here last night,
rring the uneasy quiet which
settled in the city during the
few days.
?ontiac police said a gasoline-
ed whisky bottlei with a burn-
wick stuf fedin the neck was
wn on the roof of the home
James Hawkins.
awkins who is black, was for-
rly principal of a Pontiac ele-
ntary school, which was all
ck before the court-ordered
ing plan to achieve racial bal-
e in the schools was instituted
'he fire-bombing, which caused
0 damage to Hawkins' home,
he first instance of violence in
ntiac since 10 new school buses
e bombed last month. Mem-
s of the Ku Klux Klan are
ng held in connection with that
spokeswoman for the city's
i-busing league, National Ac-
n Group (NAG), said last night
knew nothing about the
AG called off its semi-suc-
sful school boycott last week
redirect its efforts toward se-
ing a constitutional amend-
nt which would ban busing.
olice last night still had no
ds on who might have been re-
rsible for yesterday's bomb-
hile disclaiming responsibility
the two bombings in Pontiac,
mbers of right-wing groups
e made no secret of their will-
ness to seek violence if busing
nains in Pontiac.

Reactions were cautious yester-
day in the wake of a vote Monday
by Senate Assembly indicating op-
position to most classified research
at the University.
Assembly, the faculty represen-
tative body, voted 31-15 to sub-
stitute a resolution-which stated
that the University as a general
policy would not accept classified
research - f o r recommendations

proposed by Assembly's Research
Policies Committee (RPC).1
The RPC recommendations urgel
continuation of classified researchc
with some procedural modifica-
tions. T h e Schuman resolution
would prohibit most classified re-
search, although a review com-I
mittee would rule on possible ex-I
Supporters of the resolution,
proposed by sociology Prof. How-f

Those who expressed dissatisfac-
tion over the resolution were re-
luctant to comment on Monday's
outcome, but hinted that the res-
olution would be a m e n d e d in;
future Assembly discussion.
Georgraphy Prof. George Kish,
the chairman of the Classified
R e s e a r c h Committee (CRC),
which now reviews proposals for
secret research, said "there will be
a number of amendments to the

der which classified research will
be accepted"I
Kish refused to comment on theI
resolution itself, saying "it would
be premature to comment until
the resolution is in its final form."
Prof. Isadore Bernstein, chair-
man of RPC, responded that "pro-
cedurally, the issue has not yet
been decided".
Dentistry Prof. Gerald Charbe-
neau, former chairman of CRC,
was not satisfied with Monday's
See FACULTY, Page 8

ard Schuman, were guardedly op- resolution. We have a first step,
timistic, while those dissatisfied toward defining the conditions un-C
with it were quick to point out the
uncertain future of the proposal.
Assembly will continue its de-
bate on the resolution at its meet-
ing on Monday. studen
"The discussion and amend-
ments that will come up next
Monday are crucial", Schuman ob-
served. "A fair amount of progress New party
has been made, but we'll have to
view it in terms of the next meet-
iSocial work Prof. Roger Lind,g petit
who co - sponsored with medical By SARA FITZGERAL
Prof. Donald Rucknagel a stiffer
resolution opposing all classified Ann Arbor's two major polit
research, was sceptical of the pre- ties have their eye on moret
liminary victory. 25,000 newly enfranchised stud
"You can never assume that a ing in the city.
vote tossubstitute amotion istthe They are also keeping a clo
same as a vote on the content of on two things which could al
that motion", he said. "I've been
beaten often enough in the past impact of the student vote-t
to know that you should wait until bility of third parties on the c

it vote focuses new concernS

seeks place on ballot
ion and charter change

tical par-
than just
idents liv-
ose watch
affect the
he possi-
ity ballot

000 petitions-the number required in
order to appear on the state ballot.
Under the present city charter, this
state-wide recognition would then qual,
ify the party to run candidates in the
Ann Arbor election.
The city is also attempting to amend
the charter so local third parties can
get on the city ballot by filing 1,500

District changes
threaten impact
Spread out unequally through Ann
Arbor are more than 25,000 new voters.
While they total 62 per cent of the
city's currently registered voters, their
impact may be ultimately determined-
not by their strength-but by the up-
coming redistricting of the city's wards.
According to present boundaries, stu-
dents are concentrated primarily in the

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