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Vol. LXXXI, No. 98 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 26, 1971 Ten Cents
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4 CAPITAL OUTLAY:
By HESTER PULLING
Stressing a need for building renovation on campus, the
University has requested over $14 million in capital outlay
funds from the state Legislature for the fiscal year 1971-72
Some $7.7 million of the funds requested are earmarkec
for the upgrading of existing buildings and completion o
construction already in progress, with the remaining fund
going for the planning and construction of new projects.
The University hopes to apply the remodeling funds tc
some of the main campus older buildings including the
- General Library, N a t u r a :
Science Bldg., Architecture
' 1 77e1 and Design Bldg. and Univer-
U l sity Hospital - all of which
are over 40 years old.
According to Douglas Sherman
110 !11assistant vice president and di-
rector of capital outlay, renova-
tion of the General Library is
ui le'1lnes "basically a project to really g
through and work out problems
with the fire safety equipment, tc
By LARRY LEMPERT renovate the mechanical and elec-
trical systems and the vertical
The University has issued a transportation systems.
statement on appointment of rela- "It's a general building improve-
tives in response to a request by ment which is absolutely necessary
the Department of Health, Edu- for the 50-year-old building," he
cation and Welfare (HEW) for a added.
"written policy on nepotism." Of the new projects planned for
According to the policy, "Rela- the upcoming fiscal year, con-
tionship by family or marriage struction of an Architecture and
shall constitute neither an ad'van- Design building to be located on
tage nor a deterrent to appoint- North Campus has received high-
ment by the University provided est priority from the University.
the individual meets and fulfills While the University has re-
the appropriate University ap- quested $3 million for the pro-
pointment standards." posed building, the projected cost
The statement has been trans- of the construction - to be com-
mitted toHEW as part of the Uni- pleted in 1974 - is over $8.4 mil-
versity's affirmative action pro- lion.
gram to end discrimination against "This project is immediate," ac-
women in employment, cording to Sherman, "not just be-
According to Vice President for cause it's a new building for a
Academic Affairs Allen Smith, unit, but because it will involve
the University has not yet re- the vacation of space for hard
ceived a reply from HEW regard- pressed academic needs."
ing its policy on nepotism. Another high priority is a re-
Smith informed the Regents quest for funds to begin construc-
last Friday that the statement had tion of a new building for the en-
been approved by the University's gineering college. Last year t h e
deans and by the Senate Advisory Legislature appropriated $80,000
Committee on University Affairs to the University to complete plans
(SACUA), the top faculty body. and working drawings for the pro-
In its original request to the ject. The engineering building
University to submit an affirma- would be used primarily as a
tive action program, HEW asked center for water resources engl-
that the University "develop and neering such 'as sanitation re-
issue a written policy on nepotism moval engineering, Sherman said.
which will assure uniform treat- A third high priority project
ment of tandem teams throughout radv for actual construction is a
the University and which will not $2 million classroom and office
have the effect 'of discrimination building at Flint College - one
against the female members of of the University's two branch-
uch teams." campuses.
Spokesmen from PROBE, a lo- "At Flint the priority is expan-
cal women's group last night ex- sion." Sherman said. "They have
pressed some dissatisfaction with a tremendous growth problem and
he policy as stated. According to thv're running out of space."
PROBE, the HEW demands had The most major long-range pro-
sked that an analysis of the past .ect still in the planning stage
nterpretations of nepotism be in- involves expansion of the Uni-
luded, that females who had been versty's Medical Center. Only
discrmna aain1st50huad- 500 of the projected $450000
wife teams be retroactively com- needed to complete the planning
ensated, and that goals and a is rmouested for this year.
imetable be included for achiev- Shem an says he hopes th pro-
The University statement bemedicql school, but will increase
acilities for paramedical training
ins, "In accordance with general and nrovide more in the way of
niversity policy, the basic cri- community medicine. It is also to
eria for appointment and promo- accommodate the changes in
ion of all University staff shall be medicine. of course. and to de-
ppropriate qualifications and per- velor new programs in that area,"
'ormance." hp added.
"No individual shall be assigned A major portion of the Uni-
o a department or unit under the versitv's request, some $11.6 mil-
upervision of a relative who has lion. s earmarked for Ann Ar-
r may have a direct effect on the bor's central camus. Most of the
ndividual's progress or perform- funds for the central campus. A9.9
nce," the policy states. come under the general
"Nor shall relatives work for the mPrv'a tion division. The remaining
ame immediate supervisor," it tl million is earmarked for work
ontinues, "without the prior writ- in health sciences facilities. Th
en approval of the administrative TTniversity's Dearborn Campus and
ead of the organizational unit Flint College have requested $450.-'
dean, director, etc.) and the Of- 000 and $2 million respectively.
ice of the Vice-President for Aca- Capital outlay reauests from
See 'U', Page 10 See ADMINISTRATION, Page 10
By GERI SPRUNG
A U.S. District Court Judge
ruled in Detroit yesterday
that President Nixon and At-
torney General John Mitchell
violated the constitution by
authorizing wiretapping with-
out a warrant in the CIA
The court further ordered that
the illegally obtained information
be turned over for inspection to
Pun Plamondon, White Panther
Party official accused in the case
of conspiracy and bombing of the
Ann Arbor CIA office two years
With the tapes the dfense
would then determine whether the
wiretaps have "tainted" the evi-
dence of the prosecution. The de-
cision puts the government in a
difficult position because it had
earlier claimed that the t a p e s
could not be released in the inter-
ests of national security.
Should the government continue
to refuse to divulge the informa-
tion, according to Defense At-
torney Neal Bush, it might then
be forced to dismiss the case.
Basing his decision on the
Fourth Amendment guarantee
against "unreasonable search and
seizure" Judge Damon Keith re-
jected the government's claim
that the President and the at-
torney general have a right to!
wiretap without first attaining a
warrant as long as, in their opin-
ion, there is some domestic threat
to national security.
"In the opinion of this court",
the ruling stated. "the contention
of the attorney general is in er-
ror; it is supported neither his-
torically nor by the language of
the omnibus crime act."
"Such power held by one in-
dividual." the opinion continued,
"was never contemplated by the
framers of our constitution and
cannot be tolerated today."
"In this turbulent time of un-
rest," the opinion said, "it is often
for the established and contented
members of our society to tolerate,
much less to understand, the con-
temporary challenges to our exist-
ing form of government."
"If democracy as we know it,
and our forefathers established it,
is to stand," the statement con-
tinuel, "then 'attempts of domestic
See JUDGE, Page 10
Phil Ochs sings at Pan ther defense benefit
Kunstler speaks at Hill Ad.
threaten Phnom Penh
PHNOM PENH (P) - N o r t h by minority populations of Viet-
Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers namese and Chinese.
launched a new wave of attacks In fact, many residents of
in the vicinity of Phnom Penh Phnom Penh fear a heavy attack
last night as a dusk-to-dawn cur- on the city during Tet, although
few was imposed upon the tense officials doubt it.
Cambodian capital. The capital has been jittery ever
The curfew order followed an since the airport raid, and explo-
attempt to bomb the South Viet- signs are heard through the night.
namese Embassy on a main boule- Some are the result of grenades
vard and new attacks at the air- thrown into rivers by Cambodian
port already severely damaged by soldiers trying to keep commu-
a raid last Friday. nist frogmen from bloving up
Last night's attacks, according bridges.
to a Cambodian military spokes- North Vietnamese and V i e t
man, were fought at the village of Cong troops were reported de-
Phmom Prey Khiev, 24 miles from ployed in villages north of the air-
the capital, Saang, 18 miles south port.
of the capital, and Lovea Sar Kan- U.S. Air Force cargo planes kept
dal, 28 miles northwest of the-
capital. Meanwhile, terrorism in
the capital itself continued. i e r~ a t
On Saturday, itwas learned, an1N ew p art
office housing immigration records
of Vietnamese and Chinese was
destroyed by a bomb and on Sun-at sr el
day terrorists blew up half of het' lcrsorse
city's electric power company
Early yesterday, North Vietna- By ANDY ZACK
mese and Viet Cong troops shelled Ann Arbor's new radical party
the airport and attacked Cambo- completed its platform for the up-
dian defense positions on the city's coming city elections campaign at
edges. a sparsely attended convention
Newsmen were allowed in the session Sunday afternoon.
streets during Phnom Penh's cur- The meeting produced pro-
few hours-6 p.m. to 6 a.m.-but
were warned by the military they posals on labor, ecology, housing,
werewarnd bythemiliary heymilitarism, sexism, the University,
must be particularly careful andmrism, xsmndhe piersity,
to halt immediately when ordered racism, taxes and a police review
to do so by soldiers, hboard. With only about 30 per-
The curfew affected about 99 sons in attendance, however,
per cent of Phnom Penh's1? much of the group's discussion
million people.~ concerned the lack of community
A Viet Cong cease-fire went into interest in its activities.
effect early this morning in South In deference to the low attend-
Vietnam for the four-day Tet lu- ance, the party postponed its dis-
nar new year but the holiday is cussion of party structure until
not observed in Cambodia except next Saturday when party mem-
up the delivery of arms, ammu-
nition and other supplies to
Six C130 transports landed Mon-
day with about 120 tons of sup-
plies. This was the largest number
since flights were resumed Satur-
day after being halted because of
the destructive attack on the air-
However, two U.S. 7th Fleet
helicopter carriers were withdrawn
from the Gulf of Siam, where they
had been providing combat sup-
port for Cambodia operations.
The move came after a 5,300-
man South Vietnamese task force
ended an operation to reopen
See PHNOM PENH, Page 10
Iefense reaction to
CIA decision mixed
By ALAN LENHOFF
Members of the CIA bombing conspiracy defense staff
last night discussed yesterday's ruling by U.S. District Court
Judge Damon Keith, calling it "very gutsy", but despairing
that it was any more than a token move.
The ruling by Judge Damon Keith requires the govern-
ment to reveal the evidence it obtained by a wiretap placed
in the telephone of defendant Lawrence "Pun" Plamondon.
Liz Gaines, a member of the trial staff, expressed surprise
that the ruling was in their favor, calling it "a courageous
decision, a real people's v i c -
1 1 ACW , T. *
the concept of J
By LINDA DREEBEN
Students must seek positive answers to
deal with problems such as white racism,
declared Dr. Robert Coles in a lecture at
Rackham Auditorium yesterday.
"We are told by the President's Com-
mission on Civil Disorders that we are
racists. Who can or would disagree with
that?" said Coles, the first of five speakers
in a series entitled "Crisis in American
Values" sponsored by the literary college's
Program in American Culture.
"Rut." he added "we have to an bevond
said, "is the d
by secular sair
come forth v
including a bi
lieves "the co
answers to pr
is not going t
that deals witl
;er I am objecting to." Coles
Sanger of concepts as wielded
nts-namely myself-who can
with a series of generaliza-
, the author of several books
ography of Erik Erikson, be-
untry must look for positive
roblems because the country
o move by a static mentality
h negative categories."
out from white racism, Coles
he necessity of placing prob-
bers hoped 100-150 people could
be attracted to the meeting.
The plank on the University
charged the school with having
"failed to realize the need for
greater cooperation and planning
with the city."
The party's position maintains
that the University should be run
by a council composed of repre-
sentatives of the entire Univer-
sity community, including non-
academic employes, students, and
persons from both the local com-
munity and out-state areas.
The party's platform on sexism
calls for the immediate end to the
use of discriminatory pay scales
and job , classifications against
women, adding that any women
who have received discriminatory
treatment should receive back pay.
It also demanded an end to dis-
crimination against women in the
housing and credit markets, and
the cessation of all "repressive
laws governing sexual behavior in
heterosexual and homosexual re-
On racism, the party demanded
that the city more equitably re-
district the wards to provide more
representation for minority groups.
The party also called for the
establishment of non-profit retail
businesses owned cooperatively by
the people of the community and
for open admission to all state uni-
The party's position on taxation
suggested a need for "the most:
progressive possible" tax structure
and a city income tax.
discrimination in unions and in-
The report on ecology proposed
that city government "realize its
obligation to disseminate pertinent
information, and provide money
and legal reinforcement for citi-
zen environmental action."
The housing platform asserted
that it is the city's responsibility.
to "change the pattern of exclu-
sion of low income families." The
platform suggested that strict rent
control administered by a tenant
board would be used to drive the
landlords from the housing mar-
See CONVENTION, Page 10
Defense attorney Neal Bush ex-
pressed similar surprise at the de-
cision, but added: "Most people
in this country get a fair hearing
but they get fucked up in the ver-
dict. That's what is happening
He explained that although the
court may be fair in allowing both
sides to present evidence, the final
decision will come from a jury,
which he described as generally
being "over-white, over-age, and
over-middle class." This he con-
tended, is a result of the fact that
poor people cannot afford to take
time off from work for jury duty.
He explained that it has been a
contention of the defense that
youth comprise a minority group
not represented on juries. Poet Al-
len Ginsberg and Representative
Julian Bond (D-Ga), testified for
the defense on this point.
The defense also contended that
18-year-olds should be eligible for
jury duty because of the new law
which enables them to vote in
federal elections. This challenge to
the jury was denied by Keith.
Another motion was made by
See PANTHER, Page 10
LOS ANGELES (P) - Charles
Manson and three women follow-
ers were convicted yesterday of
first-degree murder and con-
spiracy in the slayings of actress
Sharon Tate and six others.
The state said it will ask the
death penalty for all,
The defendants, who staged
outbursts during their seven-
month trial, sat passively as ver-
dicts were returned on the 27
counts against them.
After jurors were polled, Man-
son muttered audibly, referring to
them : "I think they're all guilty."
After the verdicts were all in, he
shouted at the judge: "We're still
not allowed to put on a defense.
You won't outlive that, old man"
The jury of seven men and five
women, who had deliberated 42
hours and 4 minutes since receiv-
ing the case Jan. 15, was ordered
to return to court at 9 a.m' Thurs-
day for the penalty phase of the
trial. They will continue to be se-
Defense attorneys put on no
case, refusing to question women
defendants even w h e n they
wanted to testify, on grounds they
planned to incriminate themselves
and try to clear Manson.
The attorneys suggested in ar-
guments that someone other than
the defendants was guilty. They
called the state's key witness a
drug - deluded liar who testified
only to save herself from prose-
They said Manson was being
prosecuted for his unconventional
life style-communal sex and drugs,
R~emm mms .