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Vol. LXXXI, No. 30 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 14, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

SGC seats to
stay open until
Nov. election
Student Government Council yesterday decided to leave
four vacancies unfilled until the election next month.
The vacancies occured when four members resigned last
week, citing unhappiness over Council procedures.
Meeting in special session, SGC members debated 45
minutes before reaching a consensus agreement not to fill
the vacancies.
A formal motion will be approved at the regular SGC
meeting tonight.
The general election is scheduled for Nov. 16 and 17.
"It takes a long time to go
through the interviewing and ap-
pointment procedure," said Jerry
president. "At this point it would
be a total waste of time."
Much 'of the debate yesterday
'protest se centered around whether the SGC
constitution requires vacant seats
to be filled immediately. The con-
sitI O itution says SGC "shall" fill
at IJUII: vacncie by "interview and ap-
pointment." However, it sets no
time limits for the appointments.
By GERI SPRUNG Council interpreted the wording
Special To The Daily I to mean SGC has the option of
DETROIT - The Prisoner's filling or not filling vacancies.
Solidarity Committee and Michi- The present number of vacan-
gan Mayday have called a state- cies is the most which has ever
wide rally and march at the De- occurred at one time on SGC.
troit House of Corrections (DeHo Many Council members felt that
Co) Saturday at 2 p.m. to pro- appointments to fill vacancies only
test prison conditions and alleg- one month before an election
ed racist oppression. would lead to charges of trying to
"DeHoCo was chosen for the "pack" SGC.
demonstration," say its organizers, "W'gebterepsnaio
"because only one month ago 300 if we wait until the election,"
women from DeHoCo had a three Rosenblatt said.
day strike and sit-in over very 'Three of the four members who
specific demands." stepped down last week-Karen
" Haas, Mary Schnelker, and Rick
Since then, the organizers Higgins - were members of the
claim, few improvements have conservative Student Caucus, and
been made. A leaflet distributed charged that SGC was "unrepre-
by the two committees quoted De- sentative" and "esentially power-
HoCo Superintendent James Ban- less."
non telling a Detroit Common Other Council members called
Council meeting last week that the statements by the conserva-
many conditions had not been tives a "slander" and pointed out
corrected. that. the resigning members had
"Being restricted to bare rooms attended only five council meet-
for up to four days until a hear- ings.
ing can be held on an alleged rule The fourth member to quit-
violation, not being allowed to Marnie Heyn-cited e x t e n s i v e
have visits from or write to their "power jockeying" on Council as
boyfriends, not receiving a pay one reason for her resignation.
raise in 25 years (women inmates "Everyone has their own pet pro-
are paid 10 to 50 cents a day), and jects and they forget about larger
not being able to sit on rounds in issues," she said.
groups of three or more" are some The Student Caucus slate-which
of the conditions Brannon has ad- pledged to make SOC more "rep- r
mitted were notrcorrected, the resentative-won four of seven at-
leaflet said. large seats in the general election
last March.
To increase the rally's effect a In an effort to better acquaint
suit was filed in Wayne County students with SGC activities,'
Circuit Court to allow demonstra- Council will begin publishing a bi-
tors to march around the women's weekly tabloid newspaper called
gate and in the parking lot. In Student Action.
previous demonstrations, protest-
ors were not permitted past Five o The first issue will be distributed
Msle oan out ofm ight pand Fi on campus today. SGC officials
Mile Road - out of sight and said the paper which had an init-
earing distance from the women ial press run of 10,000 copies will
prisoners. A decision is expected be put in all dorm mailboxes and
on the suit today or tomorrow. handed out on the Diag.
Michigan Mayday spokeswoman The first issue devotes two of
Leslie Otter says that the Ann Ar- its eight pages to an attack on:
bor group is trying to get together "biased political motivation" in
car pools to go to the prison. Per- Daily coverage of recent SGC ac-
sons who have cars or ned rides tivities.
should meet in front of the Stu- The i s s u e also describes the;
dent's Activities Building from Women's Crisis Center and the
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Student Print Co-op






ar ound


-Da iy-Sara Krulwichl

-Daily-Sara Krulwich

-Daily-Robert wargo
PROTESTERS RALLY on the Diag, march to City Hall and at-
tend workshops as part of yesterday's Moratorium Day activities.
In the evening, 300 gathered at Hill Auditorium for a convo-
Sagg ingspirits greet
~U'ain t IUwr activties

Moratorium Day, 1969, drew
a crowd of 20,000 to Michigan
Stadium to protest the war in
Moratorium D a y, yesterday,,
inspired 450 persons to march
to City Hall after a noon Diag
rally. And, after an hour of
speeches under the threat of
rain. the crowd dwindled to
about 100"
Afternoon workshops elicited
more interest-perhaps because
they involved mental work in-
stead of marching. The work-
shops displayed how the move-
ment has diversified over the
past two years-with t o p i c s
ranging from non-violence to
the "Evict Nixon" actions sched-
uled to begin in Washington

this month.
The poor turnout was probably
not caused by faculty insistence
that students attend classes.
Both Senate Assembly, the fac-
ulty representative body, and
President Robben Fleming
granted permission for c 1 a s s
But classes which were held
seemed to be well attended. One
auditorium could be completely
empty, while at the same time
the one next door might be near-
ly filled. Some students had no
choice-it was mid-term time.
One junior said her Germanic
languages Prof. planned to can-
cel classes-until his students
complained they would be miss-
ing a class.
"Another professor called off
class," she said, "after we ex-
plained to him what a morator-
ium was."
When asked what she thought
of the moratorium, an LS&A
junior replied, "I didn't see it."
Another student commented,
"The novelty seems to have worn
off- Maybe we should make the
moratorium a national holiday."
One anti-war leader com-
mented that yesterday's pro-
gram "really provided anti-war
organizers a chance to work on
the 'Evict Nixon' campaign."
But watching people march
once more from the Diag to pro-
test the war that never ends, a
former Student Mobe leader just
shook his head sadly and walked

Local actions include
rally, march, speeches
A noon Diag rally and a march by about 450 people
started yesterday's anti-war moratorium activities in the
city. The day culminated in an anti-war convocation fea-
turing Father James Groppi and Zolton Ferency last night
in Hill Aud.
The marchers walked to City Hall where the crowd
heard speakers from local anti-war, organizations as well
as a short speech by Mayor Robert Harris.
The moratorium began as about 500 people grouped
at the Diag where members of Vietnam Veterans Against
the War (VVAW) acted out the looting and evacuation of
a South Vietnamese village.
Dave Gordon, spokesman for the Ann Arbor Coalition
tto End the War, then led the crowd on the march to City
Hall where deputy registrars were present to register
Medical Prof. Donald Rucknagel told the crowd that
the prevailing feeling that marches and rallies will not end
the war is not valid. He said he thought the anti-war move-
ment had already achieved many goals, and that without
the influence of the movement the United States would
probably be at war with the People's Republic of China.
According to Harris, the anti-war movement has
"no more right to quit its struggle than the abolitionists
did." He called the Vietnam war a "sin" which he said has
to be ended.
Harris also called for an end to "economic imperialism"
and said that the movement must "set the nation on a dif-
ferent course."
Hank Bryant of the Black Economic Development
League (BEDL) called for an end to inconsistencies in the
anti-war movement. As an example he claimed Ann Arbor
churches sponsor anti-war activities but hold stock in
war-related corporations.
Bryant said the war is a manifestation of three "vi-
ruses": capitalism, racism, and imperialism, and that until
the three "viruses" are eliminated there will always be
wars to protest.
Madison Foster of the International Black Appeal, a
fund-raising organization designed to help black workers,
expressed regret that there were not more blacks and
workers in the audience. He said he hoped that the rally
was not just an isolated incident, but that those present
would continue to struggle against the war.
After the City Hall rally the activities moved to small
workshops designed to discuss and plan for various as-
pects of the anti-war movement.
Last night six speakers addressed a crowd of about
300 people at Hill Aud. They criticized resignation that the
war will continue, lashed out against racism they said per-
mitted the Indochina war and voiced optimism that the
base of anti-war protesters is broadening to include

Father Groppi
add life to
war protests
In a moratorium marked by
low attendance at public demon-
strations, organizers here were
pleased to observe that approxi-
mately 600 people attended anti-
war workshops in the afternoon.
Centering on the struggle
against the war in Indochina, the
workshops served to inform stu-
dents about conditions surround-
ing the current war.
The workshop entitled, "Racist
America and the War Against
the Third World" included a
Vietnamuveteran's observations
on his tour of duty in Indochina.
He pointed out that, while many
white draftees seemed to end up
with desk jobs, black soldiers
s t o o d a better - than - average
chance of being assigned to ac-
tive combat roles.
The discussion then turned to
more theoretical topics, with one
panelist obesrving that a young,
lower-class black has but three
possible courses of action in a
time of widespread unemploy-
ment: accepting welfare, joining
the Army, or turning to crime.
Members of the "Evict Nixon"
worshop discussed plans to force
President Nixon from power by
confronting him wherever he
See 'U', Page 8

actions hit
Nixon, war
A moratorium on "business
as usual" yesterday drew
small crowds to a series of
nationwide rallies to protest
the war in Indochina, in sharp
contrast to a similar mora-
torium two years ago which
attracted thousands of dis-
senters across the country.
Crowds of under 1,000 persons
persons were common at many of
the nation's largest college cam-
puses where two years ago a
noticable majority of students had
participated in the moratorium ac-
Locally, 450 persons marched to
City Hall after a noon Diag rally
to listen to speeches and then dis-
band into smaller workshops. At
an evening convocation at Hill
Aud., Father James Groppi and
Zolton Ferency denounced the war
and the Nixon administration be-
fore an audience of 300.
Some prominent anti-war liberals
participated in the numerous small
rallies held around the country.
Mayor John Lindsay addressed a
crowd of about 1,500 union em-
ployes in New York, while Daniel
Ellsberg and activist Vietnam vet-
eran John Kerry spoke in Boston
and New York, respectively.
Chicago 7 d e f e n d a n t Rennie
Davis addressed about 500 students
at the University of Vermont. On
the need for protest, Davis com-
mented, "There is absolutely no
evidence to support the view that
the Vietnam war is winding
down." He calledreports to this
effect "the most incredible decep-
tion" yet to come from the Nixon
If students around the country
agreed with Davis, it was not dem-
onstrated in their turnouts for
campus rallies. At the University of
California at Berkeley, the scene
of some of the nation's most dra-
matic protests, only 200 people at-
tended arally and march organ-
ized by local peace groups. The
University of Minnesota drew some
500 people for a similar march.
Students at Indiana University
saw the CBS documentary, "The
Selling of the Pentagon," while the
University of Texas presented
President Nixon's famous "Check-
ers" speech.
No moratorium activities were
scheduled at Ohio State University,
Princeton University or the Uni-
versity of Buffalo. Lack of stu-
dent support for the moratorium
was attributed largely to frustra-
tion with the failures of the anti-
war movement.
In other areas, Robert Black-
well, mayor of Highland Park,
Mich., officially declared Oct. 13
Moratorium Day and gave city
employes two hours off from work
to participate in the protest.
In Seattle, high school students
were excused from school for the
day if their parents signed notes

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tions, computer programs, lecture group claim that it operates with about $200"
notes and speeches. a staff of 60, all of whom hold a Meanwhile, University admin-
University administrators stress, B.A. It has been ascertained, how- istrators have taken a dim view of
however, that the workings of ever, that this claim is not entirely the whole affair.
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and that students found guilty of It is impossible to estimate just L S & A's Administrative Board,
says handing in a paper written
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tutes plagiarism. The penalties for:
this offense within the University,
include expulsion and assigned
failure in either the paper or the'
course with "a notation on the
student's transcript which the
student has the option to remove
upon graduation."
Although Nissen feels that term'
paper writing services are un-
ethical, he claims that the fault
in the system which increased the


Wayne Jail conditions stagnant

Special To The Daily
DETROIT--On May 18, 1971, a panel of
three judges orderedthe Wayne County
Commissioners to end the "inhumane con-
ditions" in Wayne County Jail.
Now, nearly five months after that deci-
sion, a team of lawyers are contending in
a series of hearings-which began last

to hold about 900 prisoners at its capacity,
presently has over 1400 inmates. Most of
these inmates are only awaiting trial and
havenotebeenconvicted of any crime-but
they are poor and unable to post bond.
Cells designed for one prisoner often hold
two or three. Mattresses are a rarity but
if a prisoner does receive a mattress it is
usually covered with bugs and human excre-

County officials eventually submitted a
plan to end these conditions, although it
came a month after the judges' deadline.
The plaintiffs-the inmates of Wayne County
Jail-are contending in a step by step
analysis that the plans submitted are "un-
realistic and in no way cover the problem."
Further, in the second part of the hear-
ing which began yesterday, the plaintiffs
ehaar1 thaf't. he ffioiAlq -,hn,,1d hp "h~1r1

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