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Vol. LXXXII, No. 52

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 9. 1971

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Research lan
Faculty won't consider
altering secrecy proposal
Opponents of the recent Senate Assembly resolution
which calls for an end to most classified research at the
University failed to file by yesterday's deadline a specific
motion that University Senate overturn the Assembly reso-
lution-thus hindering their chances to repeal the Assembly
action at the up-coming Senate meeting.
By failing to file a specific proposal to reverse the action
of Senate Assembly, the faculty representative body, oppon-
ents of the resolution must now muster a two-thirds majority
even to bring such a motion to repeal before the Senate, the
2,700-member faculty govern-



Compromise on

tax issue



It fight

{ ance body.:
If such a motion to repeal the
Forum set
o~~~ ru e esolution had been filed, the Sen-
ate which will meet in two weeks
-could have repealed the contro-
] sec r e t versial research resolution with a
~ Elisimple majority.
Meanwhile, President R o b b e n
Fleming is expected to release a
statement on the Assembly resolu-
tion sometime before the monthly
Regents' meeting in two weeks $
In other actions related to classi- Opinions of Fleming and the other
fied research, SACUA will meet executive officers have carried
with the Regents Nov. 18 to discuss great weight with the Regents in
Senate Assembly's-the faculty rep- the past on other controversial
resentative body-recent resolution issues. FIVE MEMBERS of President Nixon's Pay Board tell a Washington
to end most military research on The Assembly resolution calls the board has ruled pay raises granted after the wage freeze expir
campus. for an end to all University re- may not exceed 5.5 per cent a year. They are, from left, William
Later the same day, the Com- search that will "limit open pub- George Boldt, chairman, Arnold Weber, and Kermit Gordon. Publi
mittee on Communication will lication of the results of research" bined to outvote union members 10 to 5, an AFL-CIO spokesman sa
sponsor a public forum on the except "in cases where the pro-
classified research question which posed research is likely to con-
the Regents are invited to attend. tribute so significantly to the ad- !
In ddiion PrsidntRobben vancement of knowledge as to jus-
Fleming is expected to release a tify infringement on the freedom
statement~On agnd Asstey' wesars file pubsyoel-
resolution in the near future. Onenagend item Load Por
English Prof. Marvin Felheim, cello, Gwynn Suits, and George
chairman of the Committee on Zissis with the Senate Advisory
fCommunications is asking all "per- Committee on University Affairs r e et
sons or organizations who wish to (SACUA) office late last week "for
participate in the forum to get in "consideration and review" of the
touch with business Prof. Meyer classified research resolution. WASHINGTON (A) - President long as the board does not rule
Ryder, who will be chairman of According to psychology Prof. Nixon's Pay Board overruled or- that they are "unreasonably in-
the. panel." Warren Norman, c h a i r m a n of ganized labor last night by dic- consistent" with the 5.5 per cent
It is anticipated that the Regents, { of SACUA, such a proposed agenda tating that pay raises granted rule.
who will be meeting in two weeks, item does not provide for the re- after the wage freeze expires at The board's vote was 10 to 5,
will not act on the Senate Assem- peal of the classified research res- 12:01 a.m. next Sunday may not with the public and business
bly resolution this month. olution. And further, Norman says exceed' 5.5 per cent a year. members combining to outvote
that for the Senate to even con- Furthermore, the board re- labor members.
similar forum attempted last year sider such a motion to repeal, it jected organized labor's key de- The ruling brought grumbles
must first vote an exception to mand for back payment of raises from labor, but no open revolt, at
by the Committee on Communica- normal procedure by a two-thirds lost during the freeze. It ruled least for the time being.
tions on the subject of University vote.
voting of stock proxies, according that retroactive payment would AFL-CIO President G e o r g e
to Felheim. Some students indi- Te s o t U verten be made only in alimited num- Meany, a member of the board,
to Feheim Som stuentsmdi-ate say, "A motion to overrule an, ber of specifically approved waoutevyaepksmna
cated at that time it would be action of the Senate Assembly was quoted by a spokesman as
more appropriate to hold a forum must be announced prior to the cases. saying, "They have abrogated
on classified research, and the meeting as a specific agenda item. The board also ruled that raises our contracts."
committee agreed to plan to hol' An agenda item which merely in existing contracts may go in- But the spokesman said the
one sometime after Senate Assem- See, 'U', Page 8 to effect after the freeze only so question of whether to support
bly took action on the topic. - --- _ __- -- - -- - - - -- - ~ -
The exact nature of SACUA's p S MEMBER:
presentation to the Regents has CB
not been finally decided, but the
basic form it will take will be as 1
a presentation of the history of the ot ( / so n rtIson o r ror
,, classified research resolution, from S to ta ks n rhs oenaor or
heoriginal study by the Senate'
Assembly Research Policies Com-
mittee to the resolution's recent
passage. benina recent Attica uprising
,nwhiche reesla scom- By BRUCE RUBINSTEIN massacre. Formerly an inmate Soto told his audience after the
mittee, , he spent his time there police and national guardsmen
research proposals for conformity Calling for the immediate re- helfahe sn he the p oliced ntion r smen
with present University policy, will lease of all prisoners in the United negotiating on behalf of the pris- rushed the prison, prisoners were
make public the minutes of its States, Prisoners Solidarity Com- oneis. beaten unmercifully, and many of
meetings from now on, geography mittee member Tom Soto told a The State of New York, he said, them were lined up against a wall
Prof. George Kish revealed at yes- crowd in the Union ballroom last had cut off all water lines into the and executed.
terday's SACUA meeting. night about what he termed the prison. The prisoners in the yard The conditions that existed be-
Kish, chairman of the Classified horrors of American prisons today were forced to urinate and defe- fore the rebellion still exist at At-
Research Committee, said that "as -particularly at the New York cate on the ground. They were tica today, Soto said. Prisoners
cState Correctional Facility at At- ' given only 900 sandwiches each are allowed only one five-minute
of Oct. 29, minutes of the meeting jtica C day for 1300 prisoners to divide shower per week. They are forced
of the Classified Research Com- iot. up. By the time the troops went to work for 25 cents per day. Pris-
mittee when deposited at SACUA Soto, who spent four days in- into the prison, the prisoners were oners can be thrown into solitary
offices become public record." He side Attica during the uprising in so weak from lack of food and confinement on the accusation of
added that minutes will not be September which left 42 dead, told ' water that they could not pos- any guard with no trial. They are
released "until approved by the of the "deplorable" conditions in- sibly have ' defended themselves, beaten for no reason at all, he
committee." side the prison at the time of the So, o said. said, except that guards have

City seeks
Feb. vote
Following a violently abusive
verbal battle City Council last
night called for a city-wide ad-
visory referendum in February on
the controversial personal income
The compromise was engineered
by Councilman Robert Faber (D-
Second Ward) after Council, vot-
ing along party lines defeated
Democratic Mayor Robert Harris'
motion to adopt the one per cent
tax and then submit it to a city-
wide vote of approval-customary
procedure on tax issues.
The Democrat-run city adminis-
tration has long claimed that
without adoption of the income
tax, the city will be in serious
financial trouble next year. With-
out the tax, the administration
projects the city will suffer a
$480,000 deficit from this year,
and a $1.2 million gaphbetween
revenues and budgetary needs to
maintain present levels of city

-Associated Press
press conference yesterday that
es at 12:01 a.m. next Sunday
G. Caples, Neil Jacoby, Judge
c and business members com -

Councilmen Robert Weaver (R-Second Ward), front, and Norris
Thomas (D-First Ward), watch the procedings at last night's
City Council meeting, Weaver's deciding vote defeated a pro-
posal for a city income tax, forcing th- Democrats to adopt a
compromise measure.
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Expansion of Vs'
research role asked
A faculty committee studying the administrative struc-
ture of research at the University has recommended that the
role of the vice president for research be increased.
Headed by chemistry Prof. Charles Overberger, the six-
man committee was established by President Robben Flen-
ing last June in response to Vice President of Research Geof-
frey Norman's announcement that he would retire from that


yve pay
the Pay Board would be left to
the AFL-CIO convention begin-
ning in Miami Nov. 18.
Asked if the five labor mem-
bers of the board would walk
out as a result of the decision,
Pay Board Chairman George
Boldt said, "I'm confident they
will not."
Boldt said labor members bhad
indicated to him that they would
continue to serve on the board.
Boldt told newsmen the new
guidelines represent "a ~ tarting
point for the ultimate goal of
ending inflation."
The 5.5-per cent general wage
standard will be subject to
periodic review, the chairman
He said retroactive pay w;l be
granted "only in a limited num-
ber of carefully defined circum-
Under the standards, a retro-
active pay increase could be
granted by the board, on a 2ase-
by-case basis, under certain cir-
-If prices were raised by com-
panies in anticipation of wage
increases scheduled to occur dur-
ing the freeze; or
-If wage agreement made af-
ter Aug. 15 succeeded an agree-
ment that had expired prior to
Aug. 16 and retroactivity was an
established practice or had been
agreed to by the parties.
The board left open the pos-
sibility it would approve other
retroactive increases to remedy
"severe inequities."
The 5.5 per cent rule would
mean a maximum pay increase
of $10.58 a week for a $10,000 a
year worker.
The board did not spell out
whether raises in collective bar-
gaining agreements reached dur-
ing the 90 - day freeze period
would automatically be limited
to 5.5 per cent, or whether they
could exceed- that standard so
long as not "unreasonably incon-
sistent" with it.

While nullifying a
attempt to completely
come tax, last night's
severely limits the
chances of getting it i
in time for inclusioni
73 fiscal year budget.

kill the in-
in the 1972-'

If the advisory referendum
passes the February vote, the
Council is expected to formally
adopt the tax. Opponents will then
have six weeks to raise the 2,600
sivatures necessary to force, the
issue to a second referendum,
which would take place in late
June, a scant few weeks before
the 1972-73 budget is finalized.

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The battle that lea to the tab-


ling - and therefore defeat - of
Harris' original motion was set off
when Councilman Robert Weaver
(R-Second Ward), generally con-
sidered the "swing" vote on the
Republican dominated council,
announced his decision to oppose
placing the tax on the February
referendum and instead push for
a temporary 1.75 mill rise in the
property tax which is presently
used by the city.
Amid Democratic charges that
Republicans "are willing to force
an endless series of cuts in 'service
without letting the people have
some part in the decision," and re-
turn charges by Republicans that
the Democrats were moving with-
out the recommendations of a
Harris - appointed Citizens Tax
Committee (which was evenly
split on its preliminary report,
and will not give a final report
until next year), the motion wasI
"I'm really boiling mad and I'm
going to say so at this time,"
Harris exploded. "Sooner or later
we're going to have that tax -
this city cannot run without it."
Charging the Republicans with
"fiscal irresponsibility," H a r r i s
promised to "tell the people of this
city that they have a bunch of
Republican councilmen who are
too yellow to place the issues be-
fore them - cheap, penny-pinch-
ing Republicans who will not face
the music."
See COUNCIL, Page 8

office at the end of 1971.
At that time, Fleming d
the function of the office in
City rejects
zoning unit

After last night's pitched battle ment of/ research. We tried to do
over the city income tax proposal, a thorough job."
City Council rejected Mayor Rob- Among the committee's recom-
ert Harris' appointment of former mendation are the following:
Daily Editor Mark Levin '73L, to -The vice-president for research
the city's Zoning Board of Ap- should be directly responsible to
peals. the president and serve on the
The 6-5 rejection of what Har- Committee on Budget Administra-
ris had earlier termed a "routine tion as well. While both of these
appointment" was seen as Repub- policies have been observed in
lican reaction to the partisan bit- practice, they have yet to be in-
terness over the tax which immed- corporated in the regental by-laws.
iately proceded the Levin vote. d -A Research Affairs Advisory
Leviny wro hasbeenafiiat Council should be established,
Levin, who has been affiliated meeting with and advising the vice
with the Democratic party for presidenth a avisi the
several years, charges that the ap-prsdn on a regular basis. The
Council would include heads of all
pointment was at least in part departments involved in research.
rejected because he is presently a among others. Overberger cites
student and formerly connected "the importance of the combina-
with The Daily. tion of teaching and research" as
"?t has nothing to do with a motivation the Council's estab-
Levin," said Councilman Robert lishment.
Weaver (R-Second Ward), who -A "white paper" should be
cast the deciding vote against the published, specifying the nature of
appointment. See GROUP, Page 8

irected the committee to review
n the "total context of the Uni-
-Keversity," Overberger said.
A c c o r d i n g to well-informed
sources, Fleming was uncertain
whether the vice presidency should
be continued.
The office is one of six vice
presidencies under Fleming.
Overberger describes the com-
mittee's function as "an attempt
to recommend what we felt were
the best mechanisms for the ad-
ministration and the encourage-

grudges against them.
The prisoners inside Attica were
told by Soto that there was no way
an agreement would be reached
and that the State had been plan-
ning a massacre from the very
The prisoners, Soto said. re-
belled to show those outside the
walls that conditions such as they
were living in had to be stopped
and that "the walls of the prisons
must be torn down."
"All prisoners are political pris-
oners, prisoners of a political sys-
tem that will not allow them to
make a living," Soto said. He said
c r i mn e s such as stealing, pros-
titution, and pushing dope were
crimes of survival, committed only
because it is the only way poor,
people are able to support them-
selves and their families.
The United States is not "onel
nation under God," but several, he
continued. The Black. Chicano
and Puerto Rican nations he said,
are all being exploited "by those
f've per cent of the white capital-


U.S. Ca
From Wire Service Reports
The S t a t e Department an-
nounced yesterday the U.S. has
ended all shipments of military
aid to Pakistan, while at the
same time highly reliable sources
said that Indian troops had
crossed into East Pakistan to
silene Pakistanirganne shic had





shipments would be cancelled as
of yesterday morning.
Bray refused to connect the
decision on Pakistani arms to the
current situation between India
and Pakistan. "This is some-
thing that has been in the works
with Pakistan for some time,"
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