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Vol. LXXXI, No. 106 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 4, 1971 Ten Cents

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Four corporations with offices in South Africa have beenI
barred this semester from recruiting in the Office of Student
Services (OSS) Placement office, as a result of the new
OSS policy forbidding corporations which discriminate to
recruit there.
General Foods, IBM, Dun and Bradstreet, and Ford
Motor Company cancelled their scheduled interviews when
they were informed of the new ruling.
Last October, the OSS policy board redefined the Uni-
4versity's policy of not allowing any organization or individual
that discriminates to use its facilities.
The OSS board extended the




C ounty
Tables plan
for squad
* The Washtenaw County L a w
and Justice Planning Board yes-
terday tabled consideration of
Sheriff Douglas Harvey's proposed
tri-county "Intelligence Squad".
Harvey had proposed the squad
to combat organized and syndicat-
ed crime and narcotics traffic, as
Ewell as to gather information con-
cerning "campus unrest and union
The decision to table considera-
tion was made after a brief dis-
cussion of the grant proposal,
which must be approved by the
*board to enable both federal and
county money to be allocated for
the squad.
Presented to the board before
consideration was postponed was
a report from its Law Enforce-
ment sub-committee which re-
commended certain changes in
Vhe squad, among them the crea-
tion of a squad policy board com-
prised of a representative of each
participating department.
Also recommended was that the
squad be involved only in the in-
vestigation of criminal activities
nd that the grant application be
odified to indicate this intent.
Mayor Robert Harris has for-
bidden the Ann Arbor police to
participate in the squad because
of fears that the squad would en-
gage in political surveillance on
the University campus.
# Harvey indicated that the pro-
posed changes in the squad did not
bother him. "There's nothing
wrong with a governing board,"
he said.
He added that the wide scope of
the term "criminal activity" would
not preclude the squad from en-
!gaging in the activity he envis-
ioned when he made the original
grant application.
Statements attacking the squad
have been made by President Rob-
ben Fleming, the Model Cities Pol-
icy Board, and Student Govern-
vnent Council, among others, out
of concern that the squad would
gather intelligence information
indiscriminately threatening civil
liberties and the right to dissent.I
Sheriff Harvey is asking for a!
total of $92,000 for the squad, a
third of which he intends to spend;
n surveillance equipment. In-
cluded among the equipment t he
sheriff wants is a Bell and Howell
SK-7 Surveillance Kit.
The kit is believed to be a so-:
phisticated electronic evesdropping
device. It was described in the
proposal as a "bugging device."F
#Iarvey also wants four Tessinac
wristband cameras and a variety
of radio equipment, optical equip-
ment and "surveillance vehicles"
for the squad.

statement to forbid the use of OSS
placement office services to any
"profit corporation operating where
discrimination is legally enforced
on the basis of race, color, creed,
or sex, for example, South Africa."
However, these corporations can
still use the other placement offices
on campus.'
The Placement Office sent no-
tification of the new ruling in Oc-
tober to those corporations having
offices in South Africa which had
already scheduled interviews.
When thecorporations confirmed
that they did operate in South Af-
rica they canceled their interviews.
Upjohn Corporation and the
Chase Manhattan Bank, who also
have offices in South Africa, have
been notified, but William Audas,
associate director of Placement'
not yet reported cancellations.
Services, said the corporations had
He adds, however, that once they
confirm that they do have opera-
tions in South Africa whi h follow
that government's apartheid poli-
cies, they will not be permitted to
use his office's facilities.
Proctor and Gamble had also
been notified about the policy, Au-
das said, since they had been list-
ed among those corporations oper-
ating in South Africa. However,
the company presented evidence
that they had canceled their South
African contracts in 1968 and were
then allowed to use the Placement
Office facilities.
According to Audas, the policy
will affect approximately 15 per
cent of the corporations that ask
to use the office, which primarily
serves students in the literary col-
The OSS policy has not yet been
approved by the Regents. Presi-
dent Robben Fleming indicated last
November that part of the policy
may contradict a regental decision.
The policy requires any corpora-
tion to participate in an open hear-
ing on any of its policies if re-
quested to do so by one per cent
of the students. If the corporation

-Associated Press
Seeking survivors
Rescue workers search for survivors at the scene of the Tiokol Chemical Corp. plant explosion in
Brunswick, Ga., yesterday. At least 25 persons died in the blast, which destroyed the building where
magnesium flares were being manufactured for use in Indochina. The cause of the blast is not yet
known. (See News Briefs, Page 3.)

3 arrested




combined police squad

From Wire Service Reports
As reports of a South Viet-
namese invasion of Laos
g a i n e d increasingly wide-
spread acceptance yesterday,
10,000 South Vietnamese
troops with U.S. air support
entered Cambodia in what ap-
peared to be another phase of
the same operation.
Despite a continuing news em-
bargo, American news services ex-
pressed little doubt that some
troops had crossed the Laotian
border. However, it appeared that
the major attack, directed at cutt-
ing off the Ho Chi Minh trail, was
yet to come.
As of last night, 25,000 South Viet-
namese and 9,000 American troops
remained massed near the border
south of Khe Sanh.
The Cambodian drive was de-
scribed by Saigon officials as a re-
peat of last year's invasion for the
purpose of screening American
troop withdrawals. However, some
sources raised the possibility that
the invading troops would be used
to attack the rear of Communist
forces defending the Ho Chi Minh
trail once the full scale invasion of
Laos had begun.
The Washington Post yesterday:
reported that American troops were
under instructions to halt at the
Laotian border when cross-border
operations begin.
Meanwhile, the Soviet Union
said it "strongly denounced the
armed intrusion of the United
States into Laos, while the Peo-
ple's Republic of China and the
Pathet Lao charged that U.S.
and Vietnamese troops were mass-
ing on the South Vietnamese bor-
der for a "major operation" in
When asked about a report of
South Vietnamese action on the
Bolovens Plateau in southern
Laos, Lt. Col. Nguyn Tuyen,
spokesman for the South Vietna-
mese Defense Ministry, said "As
far as I know there are no South
Vietnamese troops in Laos. Up to
now, I have no information about
that. I cannot confirm or deny it."
While refusing to answer ques-
tions on the situation, White
House press secretary Ronald
Ziegler acknowledged that the
President met Tuesday night with
his top military, diplomatic, and
intelligence advisers to discuss
Meanwhile, leading Democratic
senators yesterday blasted the
Nixon administration for the sec-
recy surrounding the Vietnamese
operations, while o t h e r s de-
nounced the U.S.-backed drive in-
to Cambodia as a new escalation
of the war.
Sens. E d m u n d Muskie (D-
Maine) and Frank Church (D-
Idaho) said the new attack "raised
questions about the administra-
tion's intentions," and criticized
Secretary of State William Rogers
for not telling the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee about the
impending operations at a closed
session last Thursday.
The committee, meanwhile, said
it had received no answer to its
invitation for Rogers and Defense
Secretary Melvin Laird to testify
about developments in Laos and

A raiding party of 16 Washtenaw
County sheriff's deputies, state
and city police and Detroit Metro
Squad detectives yesterday after-
noon seized 52 pounds of mari-
juana and "a sizeable quantity of
hashish, LSD and heroin," and
arrested three persons in the city.
The raid comes only two weeks
after Police Chief Walter Krasny
promised a "crackdown" on drug
traffic and announced that "the
heat is on" drug pushers.

Washtenaw County police dog.
The dog was on a training mis-
sion at Metropoiltan Airport Mon-
day afternoon when he smelled
the marijuana through several
layers of packaging. Sheriff Doug-
las Harvey said yesterday that the
marijuana was covered by what
appeared to be talcum powder-
apparently an effort by the sender
to disguise the smell of the drug.
The narcotics were concealed in
what Chief Krasny called a metal

package was dispatched from
"South of the border."
Upon the arrival of the con-
signment at 4 p.m. yesterday the
police intervened and arrested Pa-
tricia Billmayer, 19, of the Brook-
ridge address, Thomas Powell, 23,
of St. Petersburg, Fla., and John
Cassell, 21, of 3402 Grand River,
Farmington. All three were
charged with possession of mari-
juana. Krasny indicated, how-
ever, that other charges might be
brought at a later date.

-Associated Press
Bomb offering
A student yesterday offers Salvador Lopez, president of the
University of the Philippines, a Molotov bomb encased in a bottle
during Lopez's speech to the students. The offer was in response
to Lopez's appeal to defend the campus against military occupation.
LSA unit opens
inquiry on class
The Executive Committee of the literary college opened
inquiry into the College Course 327 controversy yesterday, as
Student Government Council urged the reinstatement of the
deleted six sections of the Course Mart course.
The committee questioned Psychology Prof. Robert Hef-
ner, sponsor of the course entitled "Issues, Strategy, and
Analysis in Political Action." They asked about certain "pro-
cedural inadequacies" which he has alleged were made by the
LSA curriculum committee in'

' refuses, then it would be barred The confiscated drugs were de- footlocker." Krasny said last night that in
from using the OSS Placement livered to the house at 219 Brook- The package arrived on a com- fact 29 kilogram-weight bricks of
Office for recruiting. ridge by commercial carrier yes- mercial flight from an undisclosed marijuana had been seized in the
The Regents, debating the issue in terday afternoon after the con- location, believed to be Mexico, on raids. That quantity should total
1968, decided that corporate par- tent of the air freight consignment Monday afternoon. 63.8 pounds of marijuana but
See OSS, Page 10 of drugs was discovered by a Police would say only that the Krasny indicated that the weight
of each kilo was probably short
.C i. f of the full 2.2 pounds.
Suittoso prosecution o Krasny estimated the value of
the consignment at approximately
$10,000 at current wholesale prices.
yKrasnywould not give details
2eof the quantities of other drugs
25 indicted inKentjury repor sHarvey said last night that the
CLEVELAND, Ohio (') - Two|New York listed the same plain- saying there was no basis to stop raid was "a well executed arrest
suits filed yesterday asked a fed- tiffs as the two suits on which prosecution. made by four agencies working in
eral judge to stop prosecution of: Thomas made his Jan. 28 ruling. cooperation with each other.
25 persons indicted in connection- Charging that the indictments The latest raid is but one of a
The v dictments were returned were the "poisoned branches of a recent series in the city. Early last
with violence at Kent State Un- by a special state grand jury or- poisoned tree," Scribner asked month police raided a farm house
versity last May. dered by former Gov. James that Thomas halt prosecution of outside the city and confiscated a
U.S. District Court Judge Wil- Rhodes to investigate the four the indictments. quantity of marijuana.
liam Thomas was asked to recon- days of violence which ended May, Two weeks ago police raided
sider his ruling of last week in 4 in a confrontation between Ohio Scribner said it was not "the h
which he let the indictments stand. National Guard troops and anti- physical piece of paper" called the three houses in the city, including
At tat ime Thmasdisarde wa deonsratrs.special grand jury report "which the headquarters of the Ann Arbor
At that time, Thomas discarded war demonstrators. seilgadjr eotwi Argus, a local newspaper. Six per-
a controversial grand jury report Thomas struck from the record deprived the indictees of a fair s, a alrese .Si er-
I sons were arrested in those raids
on the Kent State disorders in the grand jury's report, saying it trial; it was the contents of the and were charged with various of-
which 13 students were shot, four could "irreparably damage" the report that gave rise to the sub- fenses including sale of marijuana
fatally, on May 4. rights of the 25 indicted persons stance of that contention. and sale of LSD.m
The suits filed in federal court if it were allowed to stand. He re- "The substance of the report, lChief Krasny had announced
here by Atty. David Schribner, of fused to throw out the indictments excoriated by the court as illegal his proposed "crackdown" on drug
and unconstitutional, has been traffic after the raids.

its handling of the case.
Committee chairman Alfred
Sussman,dean of the literary col-
lege, said last night the committee
will invite members of the cur-
riculum committee, its course
mart subcommittee and LSA Stu-
dent Government to testify before
it next Monday.
He explained the committee is
"still gathering data on the issue''
and added the committee did not
have time to discuss Hefner's tes-
timony at the meeting yesterday.
Concerning the possible out-
come of the inquiry, Sussman said
"I could truthfully not predict one
way or another at this time."
"We are still gathering infor-
mation and have not yet even
defined what the possible out-
See LSA, Page 10

Apollo speeds
toward moon
SPACE CENTER, Houston (P) -
The Apollo 14 spaceship hurtled
last night toward the moon for en-
try into lunar orbit early t h i s
morning at 5,503 miles per hour.
Astronaut Edger Mitchell crawl-
ed into the lunar lander late last
night to check a battery w h i c h
Mission Control suspected as de-
fective. Nothing was found in the
battery, however, "to preclude de-
scent" to the moon, spokesmen
The lunar descent is planned for

Iriead andabsorbed and theretore
fixed in the minds of those from
whom the petit jurors will be
The suits ask that the court'sj
ruling be amended, declaring that
the indictments as well as the re-
port should be nullified and ex-!
punged because "the irreparable
injury to the right of each of the
accused to a fair trial will not be
remedied" solely by Judge Thom-
as's ruling that the grand jury
report is illegal and should be;I
Of the 25 persons indicted by
the grand jury, 23 have been serv-
ed with warrants and are free on
bond awaiting trial.
No trial date has been set for
those indicted.


Ex-Army doctor urges activism

Dr. Howard, Levy, a dermatologist who
was court-martialed for refusing to train
medics bound for Vietnam, yesterday urged
a predominantly medical student audience
to involve themselves with "the growing
GI peace movement."
"In the long run, it's 'preventive medi-
cine' to creat mutinies and stockade re-
bellions," Levy said, encouraging doctors
to organize "wherever and whatever they

Levy stressed, turning to a discussion of
the opportunities available to medical per-
sonnel for achieving change in the military.
"There is something incredibly callous
about staying out of the military, osten-
sibly to effect change from the outside"
and then "opening a medical practice In
a suburb of Detroit," Levy said.
"To have a real effect, go in the army,"
he said. "unless you have real conscientious
scruples about any military involvement
at all."

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