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Vol. LXXXII, No. 3 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, September 12, 1971 Ten Cents
tudent vote: Acange for Ann Arborp
C r s uEffect of student balloters ui
Controversy surrounds
By CHRIS PARKS State law provides that after each cen- years, re
As the city begins the task of register- sus the city must redistrict its wards to to the Ma
broadened reg istration ing thousands of newly enfranchised adjust for population growths and shifts. Similar]
student voters, speculation is mounting By changing ward boundaries, the effect of the Un
on what effect this addition to the elec- of the student vote within any ward ley, stude
In the wake of the decision to of occasional one - week drives torate will have on the character of the could be lessened or increased. of Berkeli
allow students to vote in the cities where voters were registered at Ann Arbor political scene. When the wards have been settled and to gain t
in which they go to school, Ann temporary sites around the city. While some student leaders hope these students have registered, many people year.
Arbor is attempting to broaden its This fall, however, following a new voters will form a base for building will be watching to see if Ann Arbor fol- In Ann
voter registration program to in- series of conferences with Demo- a strong radical party in the city, local lows the pattern set in several other Uni- rnately 3
elude the 35,000 newly enfran- cratic, Republican and Radical politicians contend that the majority of versity communities around the nation, 30 perucei
chised students. Indipendent Human Rights Party the student voters will instead strengthen where radical involvement in electoral the passa
Traditionally, registration in (HR-RIP leaders, City Clerk Har- ' r k the position of the local Democratic politics has been growing in recent years. the State
Ann Arbor has been conducted by old Saunders has Instituted an party. In Madison, Wisconsin, home of the ing studec
the city clerk, with the exception enlarged registration program. The degree of student impact, whom- University of Wisconsin, a radical third college cc
See LOCAL, Page 10 as rwver they support, also hinges on how party called the Wisconsin Alliance has
C ,the city's wards are redrawn, however. enjoyed considerable. success in recent

Ten Pages
ularly electing party members
dison city council.
ly in Berkeley, California, home
iiversity of California at Berke-
nts in a coalition with elements
ey's black community were able
hree seats on city council last
Arbor, the University's approxi-
5,000 students comprise nearly
nt of the city's population. Since
.ge of the 18 year-old vote, and
Supreme Court decision allow-
nts to register to vote in their
)mmunities, nearly all of them
e to vote.
See EFFECTS, Page 7

dies of heart
'ttack at 77
MOSCOW (/P) - Nikita S. Khrushchev,
who vaulted from Russian peasantry to be-
come one of the most powerful men in the
world, died yesterday seven years after his
Kremlin colleagues banished him to ob-.
The former premier and chief of the
Communist party succumbed to a heart
attack. He was 77.
Friends said he died about noon after
spending several days in a hospital used by
Kremlin officials. Burial is expected to take
place tomorrow at the Novodyevichy Ceme-
tery in Moscow, the burial spot for many
prominent Russians who do not receive the
ultimate accolade of Soviet communism-
a state funeral and interment in the
Kremlin wall.
There will be little official mourning for
the man who pushed his country into the
space age and who in 12 years as the Rus-
sians' top leader, 1953-64, sought to re-
verse the terrorism of Joseph Stalin and to
give to the people a better livelihood.
In the Russian tradition, people in re-
mote areas of the world got the news long
before the people of Moscow could learn of
it. Hours after Krushchev died, there had
been no official announcement through the
news agency Tass on Moscow broadcasts.
The news first came from friends of the
family, and about two hours later it was
confirmed to The Associated Press by a duty
officer at the Foreign Ministry. He said: "I
can only confirm privately the death has
The former premier had suffered from
heart trouble for several years.
Khrushchev had lived in enforced seclu-
sion in a comfortable country home outside
Moscow since his fall from power in Octo-
ber 1964. While he got every personal neces-
sity from the current Kremlin leaders who
ousted him, he was officially ignored and his
activities were never reported by the Soviet
press. He never appeared at state functions
and was treated as though he had never
ruled the Kremlin. His last public appear-
ance was in June, when he voted in an elec-
Americans knew Khrushchev best for his
whirlwind tour of their country in 1959, and
then for the Cuban missile crisis, but many
Russians knew him as the man who brought
them hope for a better life.




draft debate amid
confusion on freeze

FORMER SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV, who died yesterday at the age of 77, met with top world leaders during
his tenure. In 1954. he met in Peking with Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung, (left), before the bitter split occured be-
tween the Soviet and Chinese communists. In 1959, Khrushchev argued with then Vice-President of the U.S. Richard Nixon (above,
right) during "The Kitchen Debate" at a tour of an American exhibition in Moscow. Khrushchev listened in 1964 (below, right) to
Leonid Brezhnev as the Russians shuffled the hierarchy in the Scviet Parliament. Khrushchev was ousted months later, as Brezhnev
replaced him.

The Senate will resume debate tomorrow
on a controversial two-year draft extension
bill-and discussion may continue into next
This time around, the bill's passage is
complicated by its provisions for military
pay raises, designed to attract enough men
to create a volunteer army by mid-1973. The
pay hikes, totaling nearly $2 billion, were
scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, but now
might not because of President Nixon's
wage-price freeze.
Once the bill is passed and signed into
law, between 20,000 and 25,000 men are
likely to be drafted during the rest of the
year. Pentagon officials say this quota can
be reached without going higher than lot-
tery number 140.
But draft officials say that if the bill
is not passed soon, they may have to use
residual authority to draft some men pre-
viously granted deferments.
The bill would give the President the
authority to abolish student deferments for
freshmen entering this fall and afterwards
--and Nixon has said he would use this
authority. Men in school during the 1970-
1971 academic year would be able to hold
their deferments until they turned 24 or
graduated. Men drafted while in college
would be able to finish out the term.
Because of the freeze confusion, some
senators want to return the bill to the
House - Senate conference committee that
hammered out the new compromise. They
want to make the pay raises take effect
after the freeze expires or delay approval
until that time.
. However. Washington legal experts say
the new draft law would superscede the law
that permitted Nixon to instigate the freeze.
When the legislation was first introduced,
debate centered on its end-the-war amend-
ment, proposed by Senate Majority Leader
Mike Mansfield.
The amendment called for negotiations
for an immediate cease-fire and set a nine-
month deadline for withdrawal of all U.S.
troops from Vietnam if U.S. prisoners of
war were released.
The proposal passed the Senate but was
defeated in the House. The conference com-
mittee removed the troop withdrawal dead-
line and now the bill merely urges the
President to negotiate a deadline.
The compromise passed the House before
the August congressional recess, but it faces
an uphill battle in the Senate.
While Mansfield says he will not fili-
buster against the bill, other anti-war sen-
ators, notably Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska)
have said they will filibuster the bill.

Gov. Williams


Following three months of intensive plan-
ning by students and teachers, Ann Arbor's
Pioneer High School is preparing to open
a fully accredited "free school".
The school, christened "Pioneer Two," is
intended as an experimental alternative to
the normal school program. When it opens
'next month, it will accommodate 100 stu-
dents, randomly chosen from volunteers
from Pioneer. To increase its independence
from the regular high- school, Pioneer Two


plans free school

will be housed in the Fritz Building, a for-
mer elementary school at 995 N. Maple.
The planners of this program emphasize
that it is to be a "learning by doing" ex-
periment, with the students themselves or-
ganizing their courses of instruction, and
taking on a larger share of responsibility for
their individual progress.
Grading will be pass-fail, and the struc-
ture and context of various courses will be
dtermined by the students themselves.
Learning will be on the basis of contracts

Report due on classif ed research
Six months after a student-faculty protest on classified and
military research at the University, that research continues with
new funding and unchanged policies.
A Sept. 27 meeting of Senate Assembly, the faculty repre-
sentative body, is scheduled to take up the issue once again, when
its Research Policies Committee suggesting revisions of the
faculty's policy on the issue.
Since April 1, Classified Research Committee (CRC), the 12-
man student-faculty committee charged with overseeing and ap-
proving requests for University classified research, has approved
over $2.3 million of classified military projects for the University's
research facilities at Willow Run Laboratories
CRC was charged on March 22 with reviewing its procedure

in which the student and a teacher agree on
an outline of a course of study, and cooper-
ate in assessing the student's progress, when
he feels he has accomplished the specified
In addition to the 100 students and six or
seven teachers from Pioneer, who will split
their teaching time between the two schools,
Pioneer Two hopes to draw a substantial
number of volunteer teachers from the com-
munity at large.
According to Mrs. Robbin Franklin, head
of the new program, students have already
talked with a number of persons, includ-
ing parents, University professors and stu-
ddents, and skilled craftsmen, who have in-
dicated their willingness to work in the pro-
It is hoped that the program will evolve
into a "school without walls," where the
students will consider the community itself
as their learning environment. Attendance
will be taken every morning, and students
involved in projects outside the building
will be expected to report in so that offic-
ials will be aware of their daily activities.
Although the' actual planning of Pioneer
Two began only this past summer, a group
of faculty members had been meeting all
last winter ,to study ways of changing the
educational system from within to improve
the quality of education.
In its first year of operation, Pioneer Two
will be a test as to whether this kind of radi-

gov. enters
busing furor
By The Associated Press
Mississippi Gov. John Bell Williams
ordered an end to all state funding of the
Jackson, Miss., public schools yesterday, de-
scribing his action as a test case aimed at
ending busing of state pupils to achieve
Williams said he issued an executive or-
der to the state auditor's office to end
distribution of money to the Jackson system
until he received "satisfactory evidence .. .
the district is in full compliance with state
laws." He said he referred to a 1953 state
law that says pupils who live within a mu-
nicipality and are assigned to a school
within the city are not eligible for trans-
Busing of pupils to achieve racial balance
was included in a segregation plan for the
current school year ordered last June by a
U.S. District Court judge.
In Pontiac, Mich., where 9,000 of the
city's 24,000 public school pupils are being
bused, U.S. marshals began investigating
local police enforcement of court-ordered
On Friday U.S. District Court judge Da-
mon J. Keith ordered an investigation of
alleged failure of Pontiac police to halt the
disruption of the 'busing he ordered to
achieve racial balance in Pontiac's schools.
Keith said that if the allegations are borne
out, a large force of marshals will be sent
to Pontiac to assure enforcement of the
integration order.
Armed officers and sentry dogs guarded
San Francisco's fleet of 130 school buses

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