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BUDGETARY PRIORITIES:
WHO SHOULD DECIDE?
See Editorial Page

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LIBERATING
High-39
Low-28
Fair, colder
temperatures

Vol. LXXXII, No. 76 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, December H1, 1971 Ten Cents
Recreational athletics: Just dribblinga
seIntramural sportssarnteueas dae . .remain closed to general use. for the lighting of Michigan Sta- Field Tartan Turf practice field
sports, and in the judgement of the ." u Despite claims of budgetary dium. has been opened for student use
committee have just as legitimate self-sufficiency, the athletic de- The intramural department, in during the summer, and before
a claim on the revenue from inter- partment receives around $500,000 contrast, has been faced with lim- and after football practice in the
collegiate contests.' a d th '"U' per year from the general fund. ited funds for a number of years. spring and fall.
-Report of tie President's AJ -YMuch of this comes from a little The last major improvement made In other cases, however, recre-
Committee on Athletics, 1928 publicized $5 per term fee, taken solely for recreational use was the ational activities have been dis-
By JIM KEVRA Part 2 from each student's tuition. construction of the women's pool placed. The soccer club, for ex
and CHRIS PARKS Because of budgetary limita- in 1954. ample, was shunted out to North
This fall, while the University's ...,n.:....... ....:.............:..... .... . .tions, the athletic department Realizing the intramural pro- Campus, while the rugby club was
Thi fll wil te nierit'sseems incapable of carrying on top gram's deterioration, Athletic Di- forced to share Palmer Field with
Wolverines ;rolled to victory on waiting in line to use the poorly-lit per cent of the total athletic nc pams in o ty rectororan , "The sorts-mindedaresiden f Mosh
MYichigain Stadium's Tartan Turf, courts in the deteriorating Water- budget. notch programs in both varsity rector Don Canham says, "The sports-minded residents of Mosh-
stuents braved broken bones man GymnasiumtaTufodsishrytCommgWtreugt and recreational sports. And the difficulty is that we've not put an er-Jordan, Markley, and Stock-
student baved oen ones man Ad ynasum. rrsThe Advisory Committee on apparent inequality of recreation- (intramural) building under roof 'well dorms.
payng football on the Wines and Advocates of recreational sports Recreational, Intramurals and al and varsity facilities indicate since the women's pool. Enroll- The problem of inequities boils
South Ferry Fields. have long complained that they Club Sports (ACRICS) spent which program has been given ment has more than doubled since down to money.
As varsity swimmers splash to receive unequal treatment in the nearly half its three-year budget priority, the I-M Building (sports building) The intramural and recreation-
victory this winter in the spa- setting of priorities by the athletic on artificial tartan turf and light- The story of intercollegiate ath- was built. We are now to the point al programs are largely dependent
cious Matt Mann Pool, students department. Ing for South Ferry Field, after letics here has been one of con- where we have used our facilities for funds upon the Board in Con-
will paddle nervously in the In- To show these inequities, critics roughly 30 minutes of debate. tinual expansion. Aside from Cris- to the maximum." trol of Intercollegiate Athletics.
tramural Pool, one eye cocked to cite a variety of evidence: " While an ACRICS subcom- ler Arena, a new Sports Services Since Canham took over as di- The board, consisting of two
the ceiling hoping it won't fall in. 0 A report by an ad-hoc fac- mittee report states that the Uni- Building, with locker-room facili- rector, the athletic department has students, nine faculty members,
For the varsity basketball team ulty committee charges that the versity ranks near the bottom of ties for the football team, was opened up Yost Field House, the three alumni, and four athletic
there is the multi-million dollar athletic department's actual net the Big Ten in providing recrea- built last spring near Yost Field old home of the basketball team, department officials, is headed by
Crisler arena to play and prac- appropriation to recreational and tional facilities for its students, House at a cost of nearly $400,- for general use five evenings a Canham,
tice in.. For students, there is intramural sports is around one the majority of varsity facilities 000. Plans are also being made week. The lighted South Ferry See RECREATION, Page 8

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WASHINGTON (- The Se-
lective Service yesterday"
stopped the draft until at least
late next month and suspend-
ed all deferment hearings be-
fore state and local boards.
Citing criticism that some pro-
posed new deferment rules were
unfair, Selective Service Director
Curtis Tarr said he wants to re-
evaluate the reclassification pro-
visions before reinstating the hear-I
ings.
Meanwhile, the Army yesterday
announced that thousands of first-
term draftees and volunteers due
for discharge next year will be re-
leased up to six months early,
bringing Army strength down to
892,000 by June 30 as ordered by
Congress.
About 60,000 GI's are believed
to be affected by the new policy
which went into effect immediately
and will remain in effect until
June 30.
The discharges will be manda-
tory except for those men and wo-
men who indicate in writing that
they plan to re-enlist for a second
term, the Army said.
Tarr announced the draft halt
in formally putting into effect most
of the new deferment provisions.
These provisions include:
-Ending undergraduate student
deferments except for those eligi-
ble during the last quarter or se-
mester of the 1970-71 academic,
year;
-Establishment of a Uniform
National Call System for issuing
draft calls so that all men with,
the same lottery number will re-
ceive induction notices at approxi-
mately the same time; and
-Establishment of classificationj
1-H as a "holding" category for
those registrants not currently
subject to active processing for
induction.
The suspension of induction for
those awaiting hearings was spur-
red by congressional and public
criticisms that came after the new
regulations appeared Nov. 3, 4
and 5 in the Federal Register,
Tarr said. Such proposed rules
become legal within 30 days unless
they are challenged.
Members of Congress had pro-
tested that newnrules proposed by
Tarr last month violate the spirit
of Congress' intent in the new draft
law by making it more difficult
to get deferments.
Many members of Congress said
the 30-day limit for appealing the
proposed changes made it more
difficult for some registrants to
get deferments.
Local boards, however, will con-
tinue to register, classify, and
examine young men, Tarr said.

I

By
HOWARD BRICK
Over 15,000 people packed
Crisler Arena last night for a
benefit rally for John Sinclair,
head of the locally - based
Rainbow People's Party, who
is currently serving a 9/Z-10
year sentence for marijuana
possession.
Headlining the event were John
and Yoko Lennon, Black Panther
Party chairman Bobby Seale and
Chicago Seven defendants Jerry
Rubin, Rennie Davis and David
Dellinger.
Sinclair, currently serving his
term in Jackson State Prison,
snake to the rally over the phone.
"I'm just wiped out. I don't know
what to say," he told the crowd
Speakers throughout the even-
ing called for the release of Sin-
clair and other political prisoners,
legalization of marijuana and the
defeat of President Richard Nixon
-as the arena shook to the beat
of rock music, provided by a num-
ber of bands.
The Lennons entered the arena
at 1:25 a.m. and observed the
show for about three minutes.
Sitting on the steps below the
audience, John and Yoko Lennon
watched a large color television
screen as dozens of newsmen and
photographers crowded around
them. Then, without explanation,
they got up and left the arena to
await the time of their perform-
ance.
As The Daily went to press this
morning, the Lennons had not
yet appeared on the stage.
"We are calling for 500,000 to
one million people to turn up at
the Republican National Conven-
tion in San Diego this summer to
humiliate and defeat Richard Nix-
on." Rubin said.
"What we are doing here," he
added, "is uniting music and revo-
lutionary politics to build a revo-
lution around the country."
A giant video color projection of
the performers vied with the
speakers and music for the at-
tention of the audience.
As one spectator put it, "It's
just like being in a drive-in movie
with the band on your dashboard."
David Sinclair, John's brother
and a member of the Rainbow
People's Party, took the stage to
read a statement from Ann Arbor
Mayor Robert Harris. In the state-
ment, Harris praised the State
Legislature's action in lowering
marijuana penalties Thursday,
but said there still is a long way
to go in reforming marijuana laws.
Harris also assailed the sentence
given to Sinclair and had harsh
words for the judge who imposed
the sentence, Detroit Recorder's
Court Judge Robert Colombo.
See CROWDS, Page 7

-Associated Press
Senate approves Rehnquist.
William Rehnquist smiles last night following Senate confirma-
tion of his nomiation to the Supreme Court. The Senate ap-
proved the nomination by a 68-26 vote. (See story Page 3.)
LIBERTIES UNIT:
Board endorses
research proposal

-Daily-Robert Wargo
Sinclair rally: Rock and Rubin

-Daily-Jim Wallace

REJECT CEASE-FIRE:

The University's Civil Liber-
ties Board yesterdayrendorsed
Senate Assembly's proposal to
ban most federally sponsored
classified research, with a ma-
jority of the board agreeing that
the proposed policies do not
threaten academic freedom.
Although recognizing that
serious questions regarding aca-
demic freedom are involved in
the recommendations, a major-
y of the board concluded that
"to the extent that research
contracts and grants are free of

limitations upon publication,
freedom of access is advanced
and the capacity of the student,
teacher, and scholar to learn
and evaluate what others have
discovered is increased."
A minority of the board said
the proposals are open to the
charge that their real goal is to
thwart the political objectives
of the federal government, and
that procedures for reviewing
research proposals are ambigu-
ous.

Indians
By The Associated Press
Indian forces hurdled the last
barrier to Dacca yesterday by
reaching the west bank of the
Meghna River 36 miles from
D a c c a, an army spokesman
claimed, while o t h e r Indian
forces reportedly reached Daud-
kandi, 22 miles southeast of the
East Pakistan capital.
Indian army officers suggested
their forces might be in Dacca
within a few days.
Meanwhile, in New Delhi,

cross i
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
answered a United Nations call
for a cease-fire, saying, "We
shall never shirk our responsi-
bility and the enemy shall be
crushed."
In another development, a
spokesman for the Indian gov-
ernment said India and Bangla
Desh-the Bengal nation pro-
claimed by East Pakistani rebels
-reached an understanding for
the return of an estimated 10
mulion refugees to East Paki-
stan.
It was also reported that the
Bangla Desh government is ex-
pected to establish adprovisional
capital in Jessore today.
Despite the Indian advance
Radio Pakistan claimed that "in
East Pakistan, all important
towns are under our control."
The radio, quoting a Pakistan
armyspokesman, did not men-
tion India's claim of crossing the
Meghna River or the reported
Indian advance from the south-
east.
The Indian forces at Daud-
kandi must cross three arms of

iver

near

Dacca

tion at Ashuganj by Indian troops
crossing the three mile wide
river in steamers and helicop-
ters.
The only serious fighting yes-
terday was reported in the north
where an Indian army spokes-
man said 3,500 Pakistanis had
been surrounded but were still
resisting.
This was the region where
Radio Pakistan s a i d Indian
troops penetrated deep into Paki-
stani ranks at Hilli. It reported
that after fierce fighting the
Pakistanis repulsed the attack

and destroyed seven Soviet-built
tanks.
On the western front, an In-
dian spokesman said heavy fight-
ing flared again in the Chhamb
region in southwestern Kashmir,
with the Pakistanis launching
two attacks yesterday on Indian
defensive positions. He said the
attacks were repulsed.
In the five days since the Paki-
stanis first attacked, he said,
"we have suffered heavy casual-
ties, but their casualties have
been heavier."

~Projects OK'd despite CRC vote

By TAMMY JACOBS
Two proposals for classified research projects
have been accepted by A. Geoffrey Norman, vice
president for research, despite failure to approve
them by the Classified Research Committee
CRC) of the Senate Assembly, the faculty rep-
resentative body.
Although CRC has "only advisory powers," ac-
cording to both Vice President Norman and geog-

"It's only the third time this has ever hap-
pened," said psychology Prof. Warren Norman,
chairman of Senate Assembly. Vice President
Norman also let two other proposals by without
CRC's approval earlier this fall.
Minutes of CRC meetings show that one of the
two projects, titled "Optimized Air-to-Surface In-
frared Sensors," was discussed at length at four
sepnairt metinus.

Rate committee will propose
no increase in dormitory fees

By SUE STEPHENSON
A subcommittee of the Office
of Student Services Housing Pol-
icy Committee will recommend
in January that there be no in-

the present budget can cover the
increase in costs without having
to increase the rates to students.
The sub-committee cites the

nized, the subcommittee will
submit its present recommenda-
tions to the Housing Policy
Committee at the January meet-
ing.

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