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Windy, cloudy,
occasional snow flurries

Vol. LXXXI, No. 108 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 6, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

People' Peace conference
Participants ask march to jail
following rally at U nion tonight
The national Student and Youth Conference on a
People's Peace began last night as 1,600 people attended the
first plenary session at Hill Aud.
A mass march to support a proposed people's peace
treaty and to protest the Laotian invasion has been announced
for tonight at 7:30 p.m. The march, proposed by members
of the conference, will run from the Michigan Union to the
Washtenaw County Jail.
The audience heard speakers plead for unity within the
anti-war movement and urge that the peace treaty be used
as the nucleus for a national campaign to end the Indochinak





mount daily forays

1 Following the march w
U.S. files
app'eal inc
SCIA ease
WASHINGTON (/P) - The gov
ernment, in a brief filed yester-
day, asked the 6th Circuit Court
of Appeals to order a district cour
judge in Detroit to abandon hi
ruling that wiretapping of do
mestic groups without a warrant i
Government attorneys had an-
nounced last week that they would
appeal Judge Damon Keith's or-
Unless the order is vacated by
next Tuesday, the government
claims it will be faced with drop
ping bombing charges agains
White Panther Lawrence "Pun'
Plamondon, or jeopardizing the
national security by giving him
logs of a wiretap on his phone.
The Justice Department seeks
ruling ordering Keith to vacat
one of two recent court decisions
limiting the government's wiretap-
ping powers.
The brief does not ask a re-
view of the judge's order; rather
the writ sought would require
Keith to reverse himself.
The ruling came on a motion by
lawyers for Plamondon who is or
trial for bombing the office of
the Central Intelligence Agency i
Ann Arbor.
Keith ruled electronic eavesdrop-
ping on Plamondon by the gov-
ernment was unconstitutional and
ordered that logs of the surveil-
lance be turned over to his at-
He gave the government unti
Tuesday to comply with the order
"The effect of Keith's order
commanding disclosure limits the
government to only two courses
N of action, either of which would
result in grave and irreparabl
harm to legitimate government in-
terests" the Justice Department
said in a brief signed by Robert C
Mardian, assistant attorney gen-
eral in charge of internal secur-
"First . .. disclosure of the in-
formation contained in the sealed
exhibit in compliance with Keith's
order would prejudice the na
tional security," he said.
"The only other course of ac-
tion available to the government
s to refuse to comply with Keith's
order in order to protect the
national security. This would, of
course, rescult in a dismissal of
an indictment charging the de-.
fendant Plumondon with the
Keith's order said the gov.
ernment tends to view alike "a dis-
sident domestic organization" and
'an unfriendly foreign power."
The government contends the at-
torney general has constitutional
authority to wiretap domestic
groups whose activities may af-
feet the national security.

will be a multi-media cultural
event at the Union. One of
last night's speakers said the
combination of the march and
the cultural event typifies a
life style learned from the
The People's Peace Treaty was
negotiated by a delegation from
NSA who .has been to North Viet-
nam and met with representatives
of the Provisional Revolutionary
Government of the Republic of
- South Vietnam (PRG), the North
- Vietnamese government, and nu-
t merous antiwar groups from all of
t Vietnam.
s The nine point treaty calls for
- immediate American withdrawal
s from Vietnam, the initiation of dis-
cussions to secure the release of all
- American prisoners, and the for-
d mation of a provisional coalition
government to organize democra-
tic elections.
y The plenary session in Hill Aud.
Lt last night began with statements
written by Black Panther Chair-
t man Bobby Seale and his co-defen-
dant in a New Haven murder trial,
n ErickaHuggins, read by Chicago
n "Conspiracy" defendant J o h n
a Huggins and Seale called upon
e the members of the conference to
s make their trial a focal point for
- the movement to free political pri-
- Huggins wrote of the need for
massive demonstrations and politi-
.cal education reaching- all seg-
ments of American society instead
of effort based on "heroes and
y rhetoric."
n Allyne Rosenthal, a member of
f the conference coordinating com-
n mittee, spoke of the need for the
conference to escalate the anti-war
- movement.
- She called attention to what she
d termed President Nixon's refusal
- to seek a peaceful settlement by
staging the recent invasions of
Laos and Cambodia.
i Rosenthal said that conference
. participants had "no alternative
but to struggle with all our might
to build a peace," using the treaty
s to reach every American.
She emphasized that ratification
e of the treaty could not be separ ated
from its implementation.
t |Also read was a statement by
Nguyen Thi Binh, leader of the
PRG delegation to the Paris peace
See PEOPLE'S, Page 8 1

From Wire Service Reports
S o u t h Vietnamese recon-
naissance u n i t s are making
daily forays into southern Laos
along the Ho Chi Minh trail,
it was confirmed yesterday,
but the Associated Press re-
ported f i n d i n g no evidence
that Saigon troops have cross-
ed the Laotian border in siz-
able numbers.
In Saigon, the U.S. command
reported no major ground action
yesterday in the drive which in-
volves 29,000 South Vietnamese
y and American troops. Inclement
weather slowed the massive allied
operation in the northwestern cor-
ner of South Vietnam.
The U.S. command also report-
ed a B52 bomber raid into Cam-
bodia. first since Jan. 18.
The raid was apparently in sup-
port of the offensive in Cambodia
where 20,000 more South Viet-
namese. provided with American
air support, are involved in the
other phase of the two front
sweep. No new action has been
reported there since Saigon forces
engaged Communist forces Thurs-
day, killing 69 soldiers and taking
losses of seven killed and 28
Field reports indicated that the
South Vietnamese were sending
scouting parties by helicopter into



-Daily-Denny Gainer
DELEGATES (above) to the Student and Youth Conference on the People's Peace register in the
Union Assembly Hall yesterday afternoon for the weekend meeting. Later, "Conspiracy 7" defend-
ant John Froines (below) speaks to a plenary session of the conference in Hill Aud. last night.

TWO U.S. SOLDIERS erect a war
them to cross the border from S
border is 200 meters beyond the sig
Forces camp of Lang Vei.


Union reveals


contract wage d

Several major aspects of the
wage package in the tentative con-
tract agreement between Local
1583 of the American Federation
of State, County and Municipal
Employees (AFSCME) were re-
vealed yesterday by union Presi-
dent Charles McCracken.
However, a complete listing of
wage details will not be released
until this morning.
The union membership will voteI
today on whether to ratify the
proposed three-year contract be-
tween the union and University.
According the McCracken, the
average wage increase for workers
in the first year of the proposed

three-year contract is 22 cents an
However, he stressed that by the
third year workers would receive
a substantial wage increase rang-
ing from 65 cents per hour for em-
ployes in the lowest pay grade to
$1.15 per hour for those in the
top pay classification.
The average wage increase over'
the three year period will be 91
cents an hour - an approximate
increase of 26 per cent.
McCracken added that a cost of
living clause has been retained in
the proposed contract. The Daily '
incorrectly reported yesterday that
the union's cost of living demand
had been dropped.'

southern Laos to reconnoiter. -- -
I Associated Press correspondent CLASSES CLOSED:
William Barton, returning from a
trip to the Laotian frontier, said
he saw about 20 troop-carrying "
elicopters fly across the border 1i SCH OO
artialhitino Laos Wednesday.Ctys ol
bBarton said a front line opera- h
ions center told him the choppers, b lack
IS j a type that usually carries eight
troops each, were transporting
South Vietnamese soldiers.
Such scouting forays could pres- The summary suspension of a
age a South Vietnamese drive in sythe Junior High School as well as
The union's negotiating team force into southern Laos. the cancelling of classes Thursday
had previously told its membership Reportedly, however, President ning.
it would aim for an average wage Nguyen Van Thieu of South Viet- "I feel the only thing I am guilt
increase of $2.80 an hour over a nam has left the decision on mov- be creative and giving them the rig
three-year period, or $2 an hour ing the remaining troops across explained Rebecca Vanderhorst, ou
over two years. the boarder entirely up to Presi- coordinator of next week's proposed
At that time, President Robben dent Nixon.
Fleming said the union's total Nine thousand U.S. troops are
package came to over a 40 per taking part in the big operation or unusual incidents reported. O-
cent increase in wages. He claimed which has been named Dewey I have been branded the black
the University could not afford Canyon II, but U.S. officials have militant and accused of being too ]
more than an eight per cent raise. said repeatedly no American lenient with the black students in
On Thursday, union officials re- ground troops will cross the organizing a Black History Weekg
leased some non-wage aspects of border. program, Vanderhorst said during
the tentative contract. Under the The U.S. Command announced the day of talks. s
proposed settlement there would that American fighter bombers at- pay after an incident Wednesday
be no changes made in the life tacked two antiaircraft missile at which about 60 black students
nsurance, retirement, or longe- sites in North Vietnam Thursday. gathered in the corridors to dis-F
vity plans of the old contract. It was the 10th "protective re- cuss a flyer printed by Vander- n
These were areas of major con- action" strike on missiles sites in horst. The flyer claimed that Van- 1
tention when an impasse in nego- North Vietnam since the start of derhorst was being forced to resign s
tiations was reached Jan. 18, the this year. U.S. officials said the her post as coordinator of Black it
night the two-day strike by the strike was made to counter the History Week.
union membership began. The un- threat of missiles being fired at The flyer also accused other t
ion also rescinded its demand for U.S. bombers hitting the Ho Chi teachers of opposing the Black a
a child care center. Minh trail in Laos west of the allied History Week concept and of re- n
However, under the new con- push. moving signs advertising the pro- r
tract the University would not be The focal point of such an oper- gram. p
allowed to discharge any employe ation would be Route 9, which runs Vanderhorst charged the school's
andthent discussfing the unith east west across the southern part administration with taking over r
andt discussingrthcken o edthatpof Laos and the Ho Chi Minh trail. the program and organizing it i
it. c~rcke alo sresed hatthemselves. This incident, she said, N'
the University would now have to U.S. Army engineers opened "is a culmination of years of re- F
give union members first priority Route 9 across the northern part pression of black students a n d s
in job offerings. of South Vietnam as far as the Laos black teachers who have attempt- I
"Previously it was left to the border earlier this week. ed to help them." p
University who would get the job, A prime target of any South School officials had no comment f
and they could always go outside Vietnamese push into Laos would on the charge last night. c
of the union and hire somebody," be the town of Sepone, 3 miles Vanderhorst said that she re-
McCracken said. "That w a ythey west of the South Vietnamese bor- ceived little cooperation from other
didn't have to promote people." der. See CITY, Page 8 a

-Associated Press
rning sign to others forbidding
South Vietnam into Laos. The
gn, near the abandoned Special
I suspends
)ry teacher
"militant" black teacher at For-
confusion among students led to
for a day of dialogue and plan-
y of is allowing black students to
ght to plan their own program,"
sted unified studies teacher and
Black History Week program,
med yesterday, with no problems
Free Press
asks legal pot
In an editorial today, the Detroit
Free Press urged the legalization of
marijuana, claiming that enforc-
ing marijuana laws has "diverted
ociety's spotlight from more ser-
ous drug problems."
The editorial calls the attempts
o suppress marijuana a "failure,"
and cites a recent Gallup poll that
showed that 42 per cent of the
nation's college students have tried
"Moreover," it continues, "the
most reputable medical testimony,
icluding this week's report of the
National Institute for Mental
Health, is that marijuana does no
hort-term damage to the body.
ts possible long-term effects ap-
ear to be substantially less harm-
ul than those of tobacco or al-
The Free Press also charges that
its illegality invites both defi-
ance and ignorance."

Apollo 14 astronauts explore
moon's surface, collect rocks


. ,

Apollo 14's moonwalkers, pr
the secrets of an alien land
plored the dusty surface o
moon yesterday after a bull
landing that was almost can
because of a computer probl(
Alan B. Shepard, Jr. becam
fifth human to leave his impr
the black lunar soil. He st4
from the lunar lander Antar
9:54 a.m. yesterday and was
inside 4 hours 40 minutes lat
Edgar D. Mitchell followed
down the ladder and was of

1, ex-
f the
l1r dI


4 hours and 20 minutes. During the peared puffy and smoke-like on
excursion they set up an array of TV, the two explorers loped over
scieptific instruments, collected the moon's surface, revealing the!
rocks and raised a U.S. flag. effect of the low gravity of that!
Both men settled down to eat stark and dead creation.

e. and rest, anticipating another four, The astronauts breathing heav-
em. to five hour geology field trip this ily at times and obviously working
ie the morning. It was scheduled to start vigorously, set up complex instru-
int in at 5:51 a.m. ments that will detect moonquakes,.
epped Tfmeteorites, invisible rays from1
es at The third man of the expedition, space, the solar wind and the at-
back Stuart A. Roosa, reported spotting spe the mwn
em. Antares on the surface as he flew mosphere of the moon.
i him a lonely orbit overhead, awaiting
utside the return of the moon explorers onE
this afternoon.



Widespread rioting
hits North Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland
W) - The long-simmering con-
flict between minority Catho-
lics and Protestants broke into
widespread violence early t h i s
morning in Belfast, claiming
three lives.
Two Irish civilians and a Brit-
ish soldier were killed, as dis-
orders spread from Belfast to
Londonderry for the first time

Several soldiers were report-
ed injured by the missles.
Troop reinforcements immed-
iately moved into the seething
Ardoyne area and more snipers
opened up on them from a fac-
tory roof and a block of high-
rise apartments.
Five soldiers were wounded
when snipers used a machine
gun to keep an army foot patrol
IA at hnv nn 4 a irhnrr

"It's been a long way, but we're
here," said Shepard as he placed
his yellow booted foot down upon
the moon's soil.
Shepard had to fly Antares man-
ually to the landing strip because,
of a computer problem that de-
veloped shortly before their de-
But he and Mitchell came down
only a few feet off target on the
slope of bowl shaped terrain.
The men encountered other prob-
lems along the way-a thunder-
storm delayed launch at Cape Ken-
nedy Sunday, a docking problem
occurred when the command ship
and the lunar module separated


Two years ago this month, the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union engineered a rent strike of
some 2,000 students and community residents,
receiving national publicity in its attempt to
force down the price of off-campus housing
in the city.
Today, however, the TU has phased out
striking and now deals primarily with individual
tenant-landlord problems.
The Union estimates that approximately 200
students are stills triking .1thongh the union


rent strikes

.o service
er TU member. At that time, she explains, the
organization was primarily a political organ-
ization with emphasis on the housing situation.
TU was aiming for tenant control over housing,
she adds.
Steve Burghardt, former TU general co-or-
dinator who left the union, suggested that the
TU's new situation has less to do with the
organization than with the community it deals
"Students are constantly changing where
they live and changing landlords," he says.
t "TervfrP ei r views nn housine rchance as

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