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Vol. LXXXI, No. 107 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 5, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages



"Highlights" of the tentative contract agreement between
the University and Local 1583 of The American Federation of
State, County and Municipal Employes (AFSCME) were re-
leased yesterday by union officials.
Details of the wage package will be released today.
The agreement, which must be ratified tomorrow by the
locals' membership, calls for a three-year contract, with
pay increases retroactive through January.
Under the proposed contract, there would be no changes
made in the life insurance, retirement, or longevity plans of
the old contract. These were areas of major contention whent
an impasse in negotiations was reached Jan. 18, the night
-the strike by the 2,600 member





Li erties


un'it backs.
gay rights
The Senate Assembly Civil Li-
berties Board yesterday af-
firmed the right of the Gay
Liberation Front (GLF) to hold a
mid-West conference on homo-
sexuality at the University.
A request last April by GLF to
to hold a fall conference was veto-
ed by President Robben Fleming,
who said it would not be "clearly
educational in nature and direct-
ed at people who have profession-
al interest in the field."
Fleming was not available for
comment on the action of the
board last night.
The board said in a statement'
issued yesterday that the G L F
should "be accorded the same
freedom granted other c a m p u s
groups" and be permitted to hold
the conference.
The statement affirmed "that
it is not a sufficient reason to,
withhold a University platform
that a speaker addressing a Uni-
versity audience may express an
obnoxious idea," and that "the
treatment of homosexuals in our
society is not consistent with the
professed ideals of individual free-
Dr. Donald Rucknagel, chairman
of the board, said they had been
working on the question since last
summer, and that the final state-
ment was supported by a con-
sensus of the 16 member board.
The statement was not speci-
fically intended to affect the pol-
icies of the University adminis-
tration, Rucknazel added. He did
not know if it would have such
an impact.
Jim Toy, a member of GLF, said
he "welcomed" the board's state-
ment.,"Every person in this com-
munity should examine the op-
pression laid upon Radicalesbians
and the Gay Liberation Front by;
the University administration " he
said. "If one member of a body
suffers, the others suffer equally
with it."
"The Senate Assembly Civil Lib-
erties Board is to be commended
for its reasoned stand," Toy con-I
The Radicalesbians had no com-
ment on the statement last night.,
The Board's statement stressed'
the need for the University to re-
main open to ideas from a diverse
spectrum, however controversial
they might be. "If we are to pre-l
pare students to live in a free and1
open society where controversy in
the pursuit of truth is tolerated,1
we must have a free and open
University where the same values+
are espoused," the statement de- ]
clared. i


union began. The union alsoh
rescinded its demands for a
child care center.z
The union apparently also
dropped its demand for a cost of I
living clause in the economic
The University agreed to pay $26
of Blue Cross-Blue Shield insur-
ance costs picking up and in-
creases, but not to contribute more
than 75 per cent.of the total cost.
The new contract includes a 5
cent an hour shift premium f o r,
workers on the midnight shift and r.
a 20 cent an hour premium f o r
employes who do not get two con-
secutive days off each week after.
working five straight days.
The union agreed to allow any A NEWS EMBARGO in parts of Indochin
individual who was previously a bA nsedAGineasfIndthi
union member back into the un- being transmitted until yesterday In the
ion. to the Laotian border. Below, South Vietna
New items in the contract in- offensive was confirmed yesterday by U.S
elude a safety committee, made up ----- - -
of union and University officialsC
and tuition refunds for job-re- COLLEGE CO.URSE 327:
lated courses.
A University source said yester-
day University officials had notr
released details of the contract in
order to provide union President L ACalsM~aknwt oetm
Charles McCracken with more time
to prepare his "selling job." {
Union officials agreed when ten-
tative settlement was reached Mon- 'Studt
the contract to the membership at

From Wire Service Reports
A six - day news blackout
from parts of Indochina ended
yesterday, allowing U.S. offi-
cials to confirm the massive
sweep of 50,000 South Vietna-
mese t r o o p s, provided with
American air s u p p o r t, into
Cambodia and Laos.
While a number of international
news agencies have reported that
the Laos invasion has already be-
gun, the Associated Press quoted
Saigon and U.S. officials as saying
that the invasion force is still at
the northwest border of South
Vietnam, pointing toward Laos.
The South Vietnamese troops
are accompanied by 9,000 Ameri-
can troops, but officials insisted
that the U.S. contingents will re-
main in Vietnam in the event of
an invasion. The officials admit-
ted, however, that unrestricted
American air power will be used
to aid invading South Vietnamese -
In Washington, Secretary of De-
fense Melvin Laird said the six
day news embargo, which ended
at 3:30 a.m. yesterday, was im-
posed by Gen. Creighton Abrams,
commander of U.S. forces in Viet-
nam, "to protect American lives."
-p Laird refused to discuss specific
military operations, but said that
the invasion had not yet occurred,
and whether it would take place.-
or not "is a matter the President
will have to decide." HR
The Cambodian phase of the
controversial escalation of the war
has been under way for over a
week, with 10,000 South Vietna-
mese troops pushing into the
Fishhook section of the neighbor-
ing country.
The drive into Cambodia was

-Associated Press
na prevented these photographs, taken last Sunday, from
above picture, U.S. troops rest in Khe Sanh on the way
amese soldiers march toward Khe Sanh. The Loatian
S. officials.





two ratification meetings scheduled
at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Hill Ad.
Other clauses of the tentative
settlement include:?
-The University shall not dis-
criminate, intimidate, restrain, or
coerce any employe with respect to
his union activities;
-1200 hours of sick leave can be
accrued instead of the previous 800.
Employes, with five days notice to
their supervisor, can use sick time
for preventive medical care;
See AFSCME, Page 8

Ci COUn(
Daily News Analysis
Two councilmen who missed last
Monday's City Council meeting
may cast the deciding votes on
Ann Arbor's controversial proposedt
marijuana ordinance.
The ordinan1ce would make it a
misdemeanor to possess mari-
juana in Ann Arbor, leaving the
city free to prosecute under either l
city law or the state statute which
defines possession as a felony.
The proposed law, first intro-
duced at Council's Jan. 18 meeting,
has gone through a series of post-
ponements and is now slated for a
first reading and public hearing at
the council's next meeting, Feb. 8.
Enacting the proposed law, ac-'
cording to City Attorney Jerold
Lax, would probably mean that of-
fenders possessing small amounts,
of marijuana or not suspected of

By BOB SCHREINER the tail-end of its two-hour weekly sections on repression, corpora- described by U.S. officials as sim-
The literary college curriculum meeting, the decision came after a tions, independent political action, ilar to last year's invasion, which
committee voted yesterday to "re- volatile discussion with 20 persons youth liberation, the media nd was aimed at screening American
consider" the status of the six associated with the Course Mart ' gay liberation. troop withdrawals. However, other
sections d e 1 e t e d from College course, including its sponsor, psy- The review of the sections by sources saw both the Laos and
Course 327 (Issues, Strategies and chology Prof. Robert Hefner, and the curriculum committee will run !Cambodian invasions as an effort
Analysis in Political Action). several teachers and students of concurrently with an inquiry into to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail
In passing the motion to re- both the deleted and approved the issue of College Course 327 and thus prevent troop and supply
consider, the committee reversed sections. begun Wednesday by LSA Dean buildups in South Vietnam and
its earlier position that the mat- The final outcome of the re- Alfred Sussman and the executive Cambodia.
ter was "irrevocably and unnego- view, tentatively scheduled for committee. The Ho Chi Minh trail runs down
tiably closed," and reopened the sometime next week, will affect The executive committee has al- through Laos and Cambodian and
possibility that the six sections about 80 of the 175 students en- ready heard testimony from Hef- has been the main avenue for in-+
may be granted college credit. rolled in the course-the number ner, and will hear from represent- filtration of North Vietnamese
Passed 4-2 by the committee at who signed up for the deleted six atives of the curriculum commit- troops and supplies into South Viet-
_- - --- ----------- -tee, its course mart subcommittee m
and LSA Student Government nam.
S tet d fternonm.n Laird credited the news blackout
Cd eCid e oMondayaftern ,forthe fact that the offensive has
~i1 tc tateCollege Course 327 was not on been accomplished thus far "with-
bt Hennd yteday's mee out a single casualty attributed to
e e reset fom te strt.Afte 50enemy combat." Laird apparently
bu e n r a d 'h t e s w r n m o b t " L i d a p r nl present from the start. After 50 m eant no fatalities. The U .S. Coin-
m TI Rana pToposa minutes, Hefner stood and asked
w v mand announced three men had
the committee to consider answer- ben wouned
ing questions concerning its rea- been wounded.
being dealers would be prosecutecl ly's opinion, but stressed he was sons for approving only nine of the Meanwhile, in a speech prepared
under the city's law. "not taking sides." He had sup- original 15 sections in the course for a New York political dinner,
Lax aidhoweerSen. George McGovern (D-S.D.)
Lax said, however, the decision ported a proposed state law which proposal. S Georescden (D-,rDh)
on which law to use in any given he characterized as "very close to The committee o t e dtunani- than ending the war "has succeed-
incident would ultimately lie at the what the city wants to do," Burs- mously to take up the matter and than ending t ar "h suce
discretion of the arresting officer. ley added. Hefner expressed his confusion ed in extending it across the face
dis are t tedf the possibility thet C uy reaeover the status of the course. He of Indochina."
Lax admittedCouncil presently appears evenly charged that it had seemingly "I dislike getting my informa-
these discretionary powers could divided on the ordinance, with been approved on both Jan. 19 tion from the Russians, the French
be used to persecute certain politi- councilmen Robert Faber (D-2nd and 26 by the curriculum commit- and the Japanese," complained
cal and minority groups, as the ar- ward), John Kirscht (D-1st ward), tee, first in its entirety and then Senate Majority Leader Mike.
resting officer would not be legally: Nicholas Kazarinoff (D-third ward) only in part. Mansfield (D-Mont.) as irritationI
bound to abide by any guidelines in' and Henry Stadler (D-5th ward) in He was informed the committee in Congress mounted over the gov-
choosing which law to use. favor. Councilmen Jim Stephenson had approved the course Jan. 19 ernment's continued silence.
Senator Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann (R-4th ward), Lloyd Fairbanks (R- only in so far as it guaranteed Asked about U.S. commitments
Arbor) has asked state Attorney 5th ward), H. C. Curry (D-1st college credit to all students en- to Thailand in case the war spills
General Frank Kelly for a ruling on ward) and Joseph Edwards (R-3rd rolled in the class. At the same the border, Mansfield said, "It is
the proposed ordinance. Bursley ward) opposing it. time, the committee said, it had my understanding - I can't prove
said he asked for the ruling to "pre- Tswarned that each individual sec- it - we do have a pretty good
vent confusion" which might arise The crucial votes therefore are See LSA Pag e 8 nmmitment tn the Thais"

post o
ter sai
his pos
and M

Eu nter firing
called political
obert H. Hunter charged last night that his dismissal from the
f assistant director of the city!Human Relations Department
) was politically motivated.
unter has been fired from his job by HRD Director James C.
a statement issued yesterday, HRD Director James C. Slaugh-
d, "Mr. Hunter was no longer performing the required duties of
sition in an efficient and responsible manner, therefore neces-
g this regrettable action. It is in the best interests of the city
r. Hunter to detail no further his release from city employment."
'ever, Hunter said last nlght

that Mayor Robert Harris "wants
city employes who operate depart-
ments in meaningless ways and
who cause no embarrassment to
his political ambitions and to him
as a paid representative of the
University on City Council." Har-
ris is a law professor at the Uni-
Hunter emphasized that "action
will be taken" to contest his dis-
missal, although he declined to
speculate on when it might occur
or what the action would entail.'
Harris denied last night that
Hunter's dismissal was a result of
any action taken byl him but de-
clined to comment further on the
matter until he has had a chance
to speak to Slaughter.
In four and one half years of
working with the city in the hu-
man rights field, Hunter has of-
ten been the center of controversy
at City Hall because of his radical
Most recently, a dispute arose
See HUNTER, Page 8

GA elects
Jana Bommersbach was elected
president of Graduate Assembly
Wednesday night, as the body se-
lected its officers for the new year.
Bommersbach, who is employed
on the University Record, views
GA as "a representative organiza-
tion of graduate students working
for the interests of the post-bacca-
laureate community in co-opera-
tion with other student organiza-
tions, councils and interest groups."
Mary Cadwell was elected ad-
ministrative vice-president, John
Berg, executive vice-president and
Sam Posner, treasurer.
Tom Pacansky was elected to the
position of recording secretary with
Dick Laton as corresponding sec

if the laws were passed and de-
clared unconstitutional in the
Bursley warned the city (it
would be "wise to wait" for Kel-

See BOARD, Page 8


Mendel queries counter culture

those of councilmen Robert Weav-
er (R-2nd ward) and Roy Weber
(R-4th ward). Weaver is out of
town and unavailable for comment.
Weber says he is "still on the
fence" on the issue.
AlthoughMayor Harrisdeclined
to speculate on how the voting
would go, he said he "thinks it wil
pass if everyone is there" MondayI
The Mayor would cast the decid-1
ing vote in case of a tie and is
known to be strongly in favor of
the law.
Ann Arbor police chief Walter
Krasny has expressed general op-
position to the law. He stated at
Council's working session January
26 he had "strong reservations":
over the law, and said he felt


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Lawyer speaks on repression

"Though we may be alienated
from the world, still we must re-
main wedded to it," was the
conclusion reached by history
professor Arthur Mendel in a
critique of the Counter Culture
last night at Hillel House.
He defined counter culture as
that segment of society which
seeks to escape the values of

the counter culture's rejection of
society as a macune that pro-
cesses an individual to fit a
specific function. He drew an
analogy between man and so-
ciety and a cell and a body -
the organism being higher than
the species.
"Certainly the counter culture
is noble and dramatic in its ef-
forts to exalt the individual to

Denouncing racism, sexism and oppres-
sion in what she called "an American pro-
stitute society," black lawyer and author
Florence Kennedy yesterday called upon all
college students, and University law stu-
dents in particular, to seek legislative re-
form instead of violence or mass demon-
"We have to be self-preservative,"
warned Kennedy in her speech at the Law

Black Panthers suffer more governmental
repression than similar, "anti-establish-
mentarian" bodies like the Ku Klux Klan
"We think the toughs in this country are
SDS, the Panthers, the Weathermen. But
they're nothing compared to the KKK in
lawlessness and violence. They speak when-
ever black people get on the move."
Kennedy blasted "the tit focus of many
Americans" and explained that black mili-

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