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Vol. LXXXII, No. 74 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, December 9, 1971 Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Funding appears




for college governments

near capital of

The college government fund-
ing proposal approved by stu-
dents last month will most prob-
ably be implemented next fall
following expected regental ap-
The proposal, supported by
students in last month's cam-
pus-wide elections, asks that
students assess themselves 50
cents per term to fund their re-
spective school and college gov-
"The proposal will be consid-
ered when the '72-'73 University
budget is submitted," explained
Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs Allan Smith.
"The executive officers seem
to believe that the funding pro-
posal is a good thing," Smith
said. He added that he has
heard favorable reactions to the
proposal from various school
and college deans.
"The funding proposal will be
given high priority by the execu-
tive officers," Smith assured,
but added that there are many
high priority items to be cou-
"We face a financial problem,"
he explained. "We don't expect
to have any increase in revenue."
It is not likely, that fees will
be increased to accommodate the
proposal, according to Smith,

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since the assessment will amount
to approximately one dollar per
When the budget is submitted,
Smith anticipates that the Re-
gents will approve the assess-
ment to school and college gov-
If the proposal is approved,
governments will begin to re-
ceive money on .July 1. Since
most school and college govern-
ments do not operate during the
summer, this in effect means


that the money will not be avail-
able until the fall.
Smith said that he sees no
possibility for the proposal to be
considered as an individual item
before that time.
Although many of the college
governments are currently in
dire need of funds, they have
said that they do not expect the
proposal to be implemented be-
fore next fall.
"I think that it was quite ob-
vious that the college govern-
ment funding proposal wouldn't
go into effect until next fall,"
explained Rackham Student
Government President Dan Fox.
College governments did, how-
ever, express concern that the
proposal might not be imple-
mented even by the fall.
"We are now lobbying with
the vice presidents," explained
LSA student government presi-
dent Rick Ratner. He added that
if the funding is postponed later
than the fall, that the LSA gov-
ernment will be "very upset."
The funding proposal was in-
itiated this fall in an attempt
to strengthen school and college
student governments. In plan-
ning sessions scheduled to decide
on the proposal, representatives
from various governments ex-
pressed financial need.
At that time, many of the rep-
resentatives described programs
and activities envisioned for
1971-72 but which they said were
financially impossible to enact.
Many school and college gov-
ernmnets currently operate on
budgets as small as under $100.
A similar college government
funding proposal asking for a
student assessment of $1 per
term was defeated in last
spring's campus elections.
If the Regents approve the pro-
posal, as Smith predicts that they
will, such a move would mark
the first time in many years
that a student vote to assess
funds has been acted on favor-
Two years ago, when students
supported the proposal to estab-
lish a student-funded bookstore,
regental action was negative un-
til after a number of protests
and a sit-in.
Also in the last campus elec-
tions, students narrowly defeat-
ed a proposal by Student Gov-
ernment Council to increase its
allotment from students from 25
cents per student per semester
to 85 cents.
The additional funds would
have gone to a number of pro-
jects included a child care cen-
ter, a student food coop, a
women's crisis center and an
academic chair for subjects not
usually taught by the Univer-



By The Associated Press
India claimed yesterday its forces had crumbled enemy
lines in East Pakistan and were within 28 miles of the pro-
vincial capital of Dacca, with the Pakistan army in confused
retreat. But the Indians admitted peril to their units on the
western front in Kashmir.
An Indian spokesman in New Delhi said: "The Pakistani
soldiers are withdrawing from all the border areas in Bangla
Desh into the heart of the country." Bangla Desh is the
rebel name for East Pakistan.

A Pakistani army spokesman in
Rawalpindi insisted Pakistan was
in control of the situation in the
east, but conceded that damage to
the Dacca airport and the airstrip
at the nearby Kumotola military
encampment had made it impos-
sible for Pakistani aircraft to take
off in support of ground forces.
He said the Indians were land-
ing troops by helicopter and
the Pakistanis wiped out two com-
panies near Hilli in the northwest.
Another Rawalpindi report said
Indian forces had been driven
back in the Hilli region.
The Pakistan air force claimed]
it was in full operation on the
western front and its planes had
knocked out 40 Indian tanksI
along the West Pakistan border.
An Indian air force spokes-
man said 102 Indian planes had
been downed since last Friday.
India claims to have shot down
72 Pakistani planes. India had
625 warplanes at the beginning
of the war and Pakistan about

'Rose parade chiefs
block anti-war action
It was a struggle getting approval for the anti-war pre-
sentation, at Homecoming and now local peace activists are
having even more trouble securing permision for a similar
half-time show at the Rose Bowl.
Opposition from the Rose Parade Committee, a group of
Pasadena businessmen with authority over Rose Bowl ac-
tivities, has so far blocked efforts by the Ann Arbor Coalition
to End the War (AACEW) and four other groups to win ap-
proval for the anti-war pro-
1 gram.

-Associated Press
INDIAN TROOPS and tank units advance into East Pakistan (Bangla Desh) yesterday in a photo re-
leased' by the Indian government (above), while other Indian soldiers stand guard over the ruins of
a dam destroyed by retreating Pakistani troops in Jessore, East Pakistan (below).
Flemiwng meets unit on


sex disc ri'm mation


con firmed
The Committee to Free John
Sinclair played a tape from John
and Yoko Ono Lennon yesterday
at their press conference to an-
nounce the- couple's consent to
come to Friday's John Sinclair
4Freedom Rally.
The rally for Sinclair, who is
serving a 92 to 10 year sentence
for possession of two marijuana
cigarettes, will be held at Crisler
Arena and beginning at 7:00 p.m.
"I won't be bringing a band or
nothing," Lennon said, "but I'll
probably fetch me guitar, and I
know we have a song that we
wrote for John.",
The Lennons head a list of na-
tionally known radical leaders and
performers who will be appearing
at the benefit including singer
Phil Ochs; Chicago Seven defend-
ants Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis,
Jerry Rubin and David Dellinger;
and poets Allan Ginsberg and Ed
In addition will be performers
Archie Shepp, with the Contem-
porary Jazz Quintet; Joy of Cook-
ing, Commander Cody and the
Lost Planet Airmen, David Pell
and the Lower East Side, Dr.
John and the Up.
The rally is being held to raise
money for the committee's con-
tinuing efforts to free Sinclair.

Like the anti-war show present-
ed at Homecoming October 31, the
projected Rose Bowl show would
include an announcement calling
for "withdrawal from Southeast
Asia of all American forces, equip-
ment, and war aid," after which
100 black balloons signifying the
war dead would be released by
The audience would be asked to
remain silent while the Michigan
Marching Band played Taps. The
anti-war show would take at most
four minutes out of Michigan's al-
lotted 15 minutes in the half-time
The anti-war show is being
sponsored by the AACEW, the
University's Student Government
Council (SGC) , the Michigan
Marching Band, the Vietnam Vet-
erans Against the War, and the
Veterans Against the War.
In addition, the Stanford Uni-
versity student government and
band, the Michigan State Univer-
sity student government, and the
National Student organization
have pledged support for the show.
According to Virgil White, presi-
dent of the Rose Parade Commit-
tee, the anti-war show is legally
prohibited. White said the proposed
anti-war presentation is prohibited
by the contract between the Pa-
cific Eight and Big Ten college
football conferences.
The Rose Parade committee is
an inner committee of 20 Pasadena
businessmen who organize the
Rose Bowl parade and game. All
members of the inner committee
pay $20,000 for admission into the
See BOWL, Page 6

The University's Commi'ssion for Women yes-
terday met in closed session with President
Robben Fleming to discuss his recent appoint-
ment to an advisory committee on equal hiring
plans and to consider new complaints of sex dis-
crimination in University hiring.
At its last meeting, the commission "noted
with dismay" Fleming's appointment to an
American Council on Education (ACE) commit-
tee which will speak with the secretary of the
Department of Health Education and Welfare
(HEW) on the problems of administering af-
firmative action programs for equal hiring.
Fleming said the committee would suggest
that nation-wide guidelines for the adminis-
tration of affirmative action plans be developed
by HEW. The agency's regional offices, accord-
ing to Fleming, have varying regulations on
such issues as back pay for persons proving

discrimination, which many universities want
Fleming agreed to meet with the commission
for two more hours before the ACE committee
meets with Richardson, probably in early Janu-
Virginia Davis Nordin, commission chairwo-
man said after yesterday's meeting, "We feel
that if Fleming is going to have an input into
how HEW should run the " show, we should
have some input too as we've done a lot of
"If we disagree with Fleming, we will let
HEW know that while our president holds one
point of view, we hold another," she said.
A recent complaint filed with the federal gov-
ernment by PROBE, a group of University wom-
en, was also discussed. PROBE'S complaint
charges that the University's goals and time-
See FLEMING, Page 12

In East Pakistan, the Indians
claimed to be within 28 miles south-
east of Dacca, the provincial cap-
ital, after capturing Jessore in
the southwest, Comilla in the east,
and Sylhet in the northeast.
Radio Pakistan asserted that
those towns "are firmly in our
control and Indian radio broad-
casts of their capture are fantas-
tic, ridiculous and baseless. We
are defending every inch of our
sacred soil."
But a group of Western cor-
respondents belied the Pakistan
claim of holding Jessore. The cor-
respondents were allowed to visit
the town and watched as jubilant
crowds cheered the conquering In-
Idian troops.
dnThe residents brought out the
red, green and gold flags of Bang-
la Desh that they had concealed
in their homes. Tanks and armor-
ed personnel carriers thundered
through Jessore ih pursuit of the
The Chief of Staff of the In-'
-dian army, Gen. Sam Manekshaw,
made his second appeal in two
days to Pakistani soldiers in the
east to give up.
"Should you not heed my ad-
vice and surrender to my army
and endeavor to escape, I assure
you certain fate awaits you," the
general said in a broadcast.
In other developments:
-At the United Nations, in
New York, U. S. Ambassador
George Bush said the United
States would explore every possi-
bility to stop the fighting. U. N.
diplomats privately acknowledged
the world organization's cease-
fire efforts had produced no visi-
ble results.
-In Washington, the Nixon
administration - clearly worried
about deteriorating U.S.-Indian
relations - was edging away from
previous allegations that India
was the aggressor. But White
House and State Department of-
ficials indicated there was no in-
tention to disavow their judg-
ment that India's attack into
East Pakistan was not justified.
-A Pakistani spokesman in
Rawalpindi called the U.N. Gen-
See INDIAN, Page 6

Calif orni a
LOS ANGELES ( P) - The 1971
Selective Service Act doesn't con-
tain a 90-day moratorium on the
involuntary induction of men into
the armed forces, a U.S. District
Court judge ruled yesterday.
The decision by Judge Irving
Hall came on a class action suit
by the, American Civil Liberties
Union that halted 'drafting of
young men from seven Southern
California counties and stopped
processing of draftees at the Los
Angeles Armed Forces Induction
There was no immediate word
when the inductions, held up by
the Selective Service after a ruling
by U.S. Supreme Court Justice
William Douglas, would resume.
The ACLU contended the 1971
draft law, effective Sept. 28, con-
tained a provision barring invol-
untary induction for nine days -
or until Dec. 28.
The provision was put in the
1948 Selective Service Act and
never dropped in each succeeding
act, the ACLU contended.
But the government said the
provision was only intended for
1948 to allow for time to set up
the draft machinery.
The suit was filed for draft
registrants in Los Angeles, Orange,
Santa Barbara, San Bernardino,
Riverside, Ventura and San Luis
Obispo counties.
After rejection by a three-judge
federal court panel, the ACLU
asked Douglas to intervene and he
sent the matter back to the U.S.
District Court here.
Shortly after Douglas issued his
order, the Selective Service said
it had already barred military in-
ductions at the Los Angeles induc-
tion center and advised the Army
not to induct men from central
and southern California, or any-
where in the nation, until further
Inthe past months ,more than
60 suits have been filed across the
nation seeking to take advantage
of the apparent loophole in the
new draft law that went into effect
Sept. 28.
The Selective Service, however,
claims that the 90-day provision
is meaningless now and was in-
tended to be used only in 1948, at
the time of the original draft law,
to allow the President latitude to
set up induction machinery.
ACLU attorney Nathan Zahm
said he would not appeal Hill's
decision to the U.S. Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals.
Similar suits have been filed
elsewhere in the nation Federal
appeals courts rejected the suits in
Boston and New York earlier this


Precincts face

redistricting fight

The long - smoldering dispute
between City Clerk Harold Saun-
ders and various student groups
has erupted into open warfare
once again with a coalition of
organizations threatening to sue
the clerk on the issue of redraw-
ing voting precincts.
The city is divided into five
separate wards, each of which is
divided into precincts for voting
purposes. Wards are redrawn af-
ter every census, while precincts
are realigned every two years.
Both wards and precincts are

due to

be redrawn early next

The advent of the 18-year-old
vote in Ann Arbor, however, has
resulted in some city voting pre-
cincts having exceeded the 1,400
voter limit imposed by state law.
Roger Wilner, city Democratic
Party vice-chairman for voter
services, charges that the lines
at polling places on primary day,
Feb. 21, will discourage many
students from voting.
Wilner has been pressuring
Saunders to redraw the precinct

boundaries in the affected areas,
to make voting easier by allevi-
ating the crowding.
He and a coalition of others
representing Student Government
Council and several leftist po-
litical parties are considering
legal action to force the redis-
Saunders r e f u s e d on the
grounds that to redraw the dis-
tricts before the primaries would
be to create a strain on his of-
fice's resources. He cited the fact
that the precincts must be re-
drawn again in May, the legal


deadline, regardless of whether
it is done. before the February
He also said he was making
efforts to secure more voting
machines and with University
assistance, more polling places.
Wilner said, however, "I just
don't believe the guy until I get
something in writing and in the
presence of witnesses.''
Wilner charged there have al-
ready been incidents of voters
in the University area leaving
the polls when confronted with
long lines. Some students have
failed to register to vote for the
jsame reason, he said.
Saunders' philosophy on voter
registration has also come under
fire from Wilner and others re-
The coalition considering le-
gal action against Saunders held
a press conference yesterday in
front of Saunders' office to pro-
test his decision not to allow
deputy registrars to register new
voters at the John Sinclair Free-
donm Rally at Crisler Arena to-
morrow night.
Saunders defended his actions
saying that registering voters at
mass meetings was inconsistent
with his program to register
voters door-to-door. His system,

High deficits to end
campus Dial-a-Ride


studies alternative

tuition plan

The problem of bringing higher educa-
tion within the reach of a wide range of
income groups has led several schools
across the country to institute reforms in
their tuition structure.
Although the University has been study-
ing several plans for making tuition more
equitable. most of them are opposed by

the students repays .4 per cent of his post-
graduate income for every $1,000 borrowed.
The graduated plan, referred to as the
Beloit plan, strives to get a "proper" mix-
ture in the economic class of its students
Under this plan the student pays accord-
ing to an economic grouping based on an
assessment of family income and assets.
Those with assessments of under $7,000

Lure providing loans.
After graduation, once a student's in-
come reached -the $7,000 level he or she
would begin to repay it.
The plan, proposed by Democratic Ohio
Governor John Gilligan is presently lan-
guishing in the Ohio Legislature.
University officials express the opinion

Dial-a-Ride bus s e r v i c e, a
University attempt to improve
campus security, will probably
be discontinued at the close of
the present semester, according
to Vice President for Student
Services Robert Knauss.
The campus bus service was
formed in response to a request
by residents of the University

about 12 per night. The fare
charged per student is 25 cents.
According to Ostafin, low rider-
ship caused the service to cost
over $3 per person, making the
University lose a great deal of
..The Michigan campus has al-
ways been a pedestrian one,"
claimed Ostafin. "The majority
of the students either walk or

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