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Vol. LXXXII, No. 39 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, October 24, 1971 Ten Cents

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school:

By BILL LILLVIS
In November, 1969, the education
school surprised the rest of the Uni-
versity by committing itself to the
achievement of a 20 per cent minor-
ity levels in all ranks of students and.
faculty members.
This level was double the 10 per
cent commitment the rest of the
University adopted five months later,
after the Black Action Movement
(BAM) staged a successful class
strike.
Now, nearly two years later, the
education school reports it has
reached the 10 per cent figure -
but school officials see considerable
difficulty in pushing the figure much
higher in the forseeable future.
As Alvin Loving, assistant dean
of the school, describes it, progress

toward meeting the 20 per t
has bogged down. And loo
ward the future, he says, t]
tion is "gloomy."
Explaining their pessimic
look, school officials point c
" The school lacks a fin
supported staff of recruiter
tract minority group membe
school, either as students o
ulty members;
* Financial aid, require
many minority group stud
cannot afford to attend th
tion school, is limited to t
the University is using to
10 per cent goal in all of it
and, colleges. Since the e
school's goal is twice as h:
having difficulty funding ai
additional minority group s

Miinority
cent goal " Cutbacks in federal funds have
king to- damaged some existing education
he situa- school programs which had helped
to attract minority students to the
stic out- school;
out that: * The school has not yet' estab-
ancially- lished "supportive services" pro-
s to at- grams that would provide special
rs to the counseling and tutoring for minor-
r as fac- ity group students that have diffi-
culty succeeding at the University.
d by the " The school lacks funds to cre-
ents that ate new faculty positions that could
e educa- then be filled by professors from
he funds minority groups. In addition, school
meet the officials note that certain teaching
s schools fields are presently overcrowded,
education which puts a limit on the areas in
igh, it is which professorships will be avail-
d for the able in the near future.
tudents; Asst. Dean Loving believes part

efforts

lag?

of the problem is a change in the at-
titude of the school toward its goal.
"I really don't feel that the staff of
the School of Education is as com-
mitted as they said they were in
1969," he says.
Responds Dean Wilbur Cohen,
"I'm commited, but I have to have
financial help."
Cohen notes that the education
school, like all of the University's
academic units, was forced to re-
duce its staff, services, and instruc-
tional materials by roughly 3%.
This, he says, has compounded the
difficulty of allocating funds for re-
cruiting financial aids, and suppor-
tive services for minority students.
Moreover, the school was unable to
expand its programs, which would
have created positions for new fac-

ulty members,
And next year does not look much
better, Cohen adds, as he forsees the
possibility of an additional one to
two per cent budget cutback.
But Loving and members of the
Black Caucus, an organization of
students and faculty members in the
school, also feel there is a lack of
commitment within the school that
is compounding the problem.
Although they express sympathy'
with the school's financial difficul-
ties, they maintain that the staff
could be doing much more than it
is to meet the 20 per cent goal.
"We have been slighted," says
Jesse Dungy,. an education school
student who is chairman of the
Black Caucus. "If word gets around
See MINORITY, Page 6

Dean Cohen Dean Loving

Plans announced for
White House protests

McIntire marchers
2,500 march in
support of
Vietnam war
By GENE ROBINSON
Special to The Daily
WASHINGTON - About 2,500 p e o p 1 e
marched here yesterday in a "Freedom Ral-
ly" lead by Rev. Carl McIntire in support of
an American military "victory" in Indochina.
The marchers walked from in front of the
White House to the Capitol, almost a mile
away, where they sang songs and listened to
speeches by McIntire and others.
The march occurred on the same weekend
as scheduled anti-war activities by the Peo-
plesCoalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ)
also in Washington, but McIntire claimed
that it was not planned to happen that way.
"They planned theirs after we planned
ours," he said.
Washington police, apparently expecting
extensive heckling were out in force, but for
the most part the march was uneventful.
Several Vietnam veterans, h o w e v e r,
marched alongside the parale, occasionally
pausing to heckle the marchers, who ap-
peared undaunted. Also marching alongside
the parade were 17 members of the Ameri-
can Nazi Party, in full dress uniforms.
The marchers carried signs proclaiming
such slogans as "Win the war," "America:
No place for Commies," and "Please Mr.
Nixon, don't go (to China)."
See McINTIRE, Page 6

By TAMMY JACOBS and
CHRIS PARKS
Special To The Daily
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the People's
Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ) yes-
terday announced finalized plans for anti-
war demonstrations here tomorrow and Tues-
day as the group's "People's Panel" heard
the second of three days of testimony on life
in America under President Nixon.
Both the panel and the upcoming activities
are part of what PCPJ calls Phase One of its
"Evict Nixon" campaign. Phase Two, to be
organized at Tuesday and Wednesday work-
shops here, is intended to include several
local actions over the next eight months and
culminate in a massive demonstration at the
Republican National Convention in San Diego
in July.
The panel, the first of its kind, is what
PCPJ calls a "people's grand jury," and will
serve as a model for similar information-
gathering bodies around the country.
After h e a r i n g "testimony" on subjects
ranging from the Vietnam war to prison con-
ditions in America, the jury is expected to
indict Nixon for "war crimes" late tonight,
then discuss the testimony in terms of form-
ing strategies for anti-administration pro-
tests.
Tomorrow, the Veteran's Day holiday has
been rechristened "People's Armistice Day"
by PCPJ organizers, and is expected to Aln-
clude a trans-atlantic phone call between
North Vietnamese representatives and Viet
Cong in Paris and an anti-war gathering on
the grounds of the Washington Monument.
The phone call will presumably include a"
repetition of the Provisional Revolutionaryk
Government of South Vietnam's (PRG)
peace plan proposed in July.
"All Nixon has to do is name the date" for
total withdrawal from Indochina, say PCPJ
leaders.
The specially set-up telephone will be "con-
nected to loud speakers loud enough for
Nixon to hear in the White House," PCPJ
leader Rennie Davis told reporters at a press
conference yesterday.
Plans are to leave Nguyen Van Tien,
deputy chief of the PRG's delegation to the
Paris peace talks, and Nguyen Minh Vy,
deputy chief ofNorth Vietnam's delegation,
holding the line while demonstrators march
to the White House to "escort Nixon to the
phone."
"Peace is just a phone call away," said
PCPJ leader Cora Weiss, who returned
Thursday from interviews in Paris with PRG
and North Vietnamese delegations.
The candlelight march from the monument
grounds to the White House has a "single
See EVICT, Page 6

Inequities
discussed
women
Abzug addresses
feminine caucus
By GLORIA JANE SMITH
and ROSE SUE BERSTEIN
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING - Over 500 women met
yesterday to discuss measures aimed at in-
creasing women's rights.
The conference, sponsored by the Woman's
Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party
included. workshops on tQpics$ such as abor-
tion, child care and working women, as well
as general afternoon rap sessions.
Organizers describe the purpose of the
conference as "involving women in Michigan
political issues."
The organization plans to monitor state
delegations to next year's convention, with
credentials challenges threatened to any state
with a predominantly male delegation.
Efforts of this nature may result in a
proportional representation of women and
minorities at the national nominating con-
ventions next year.
Upcoming women's political actions dis-
cussed yesterday include an Abortion Crimes
Tribunal in Detroit on Nov. 2, Women's Con-
tingent activities for the Detroit anti-war
actions on Nov. 6 and a women's march on
Washington on Nov. 20 to repeal anti-abor-
tion laws.
Congresswomen Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.), in-
strumental in organizing the National Wo-
men's Political Caucus (NWPC) last -sum-
mer, spoke before the conference audience
of mostly white, middle-aged women.
"President Nixon disappointed women by
not nominating a woman to the Supreme
Court, but he is going to be disappointed next
November," she predicted.
"We are prepared to use all means to
open the political process to all, including
women, the no longer silent majority," she
said.
"Women must commit themselves to hu-
manism. They must join with the young and
the blacks and the chicanos and the Indians
to become the forefront of the movement,"
she urged as the crowd of women ros2 in
spirited applause.

Daily-Sara Krulwich
BELLA ABZUG addresses the Women's Caucus of the Michigan Democratic party yesterday in a conference held in East Lansing to
discuss political issues relevant to women.
CALLED UNJUST
HR-IPopposes city income tax

By LINDSAY CHANEY
With the Ann Arbor City Council preparing
to discuss the possibility of establishing a
city income tax, the Human Rights-Radical
Independent Party (HR-RIP) has gone on
record as opposing any such flat-rate tax.
The party said the proposed tax-which is
being pushed by Mayor Robert Harris-would
discriminate "against working people and
especially low-income commuters."
Harris was unavailable for comment last
night.
An income tax presently being considered
by city officials would levy a one per cent
charge on all residents and a one-half per
cent charge on all commuters who work in
the city but live elsewhere.
The tax rate under consideration is the
maximum allowed by state law. The state

constitution also prohibits cities from levying
graduated income taxes.
HR-RIP party members said the city,
should be lobbying for a state constitutional
amendment allowing graduated income taxes.
They also said their opposition to the in-
come tax did not mean they think the present
property tax is better. "We want a third
alternative that liberals never think of,"
said one party member. "We're in favor of a
steeply graduated income tax and abolition
of the property tax."
Under a 1969 amendment to the city char-
ter, any income tax must be accompanied by
a 7.5 mill ($7.50 for every $1,000 of assessed
property value) reduction on the city's pres-
ent 14.85 mill property tax.
HR-RIP said the property tax reduction
would benefit landlords at the expense of
tenants.
"High depreciation schedules could easily
result in landlords paying no income tax,"
said Sig Szyszkowski, HR-RIP spokesperson.
"Yet tenants cannot expect rent reductions
because the city has no legal rent-control
powers.
HR-RIP members also blasted the pro-
posed tax on non-residents as "especially
odious." The party noted that many com-
muters to Ann Arbor are low-income work-
ers who cannot afford to live in the city.
"The tax burden will be shifted off the
shoulders of landlords and big business, and
onto these low-income commuters," party
members said.
The party also voiced fears that revenues

versial subject with taxpayers who rejected
such a tax by a narrow margin in 1969.
The office of city administrator Guy Lar-
com released a report on the budget last
August which indicated an income tax is
needed soon.
The report said that there is presently a
gap/of over $1.4 million between the city's
$11.7 million in revenue and a "normal"
$13.1 million budget for 1971-72.
By 1976-77 the gap will reach $7 million,
according to the report.
The Larcom report and the whole financial
situation is now being considered by a Citi-
zens' Tax Committee which has been in-
structed to suggest a solution to the city's
lack of funds.

Battle

looms over waste

plan

By MARY KRAMER
and HANNAH MORRISON.
In the not-so-distant past the Huron River
was a recreation area for swimmers, fisher-
men and boaters. Today, the river approxi-
mates an open sewer.
The cleanliness of the Huron River is an
issue now, as city officials prepare to do battle
with the state Water Resources Commission
(WRC).

sewage to a central treatment plant on Lake
Erie.
The Lake Erie plant, however, would only
provide secondary treatment.
Mayor Robert Harris has said Plan II is "no
good-unless we are to use Lake Erie as a
permanent cesspool."
The mayor said, "We will fight the WRC
decision in every conceivable way -through
the State Legislature, the courts, the gover-

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