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CONFRONTING
THE REGENTS
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Vol. LXXXI, No. 1 13 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 12, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Us.

intelligence units in Laos

committee

Reports on American
ground troops continue c
From Wire Service Reports
Reports that U.S. forces are considerably involved in
ground action inside Laos continued to come in yesterday, Q
with U.S. sources admitting that American reconnaissance
teams are operating in Laos on intelligence missions.
While the U.S. Command denied that American ground k ,
combat troops were involved - an action which could violate
Congressional restrictions - it said that the reconnaissance
teams had been working in Laos for years.'
The extent of U.S. ground support for the 20,000 South
Vietnamese troops who invaded Laos six days ago is still
unclear. U.S. soldiers based in South Vietnam said Wed-
nesday that at least 100 American ground troops have been
fi61Ja h ii TLao

i

rgntng in iaos-
wfk Both ABC and CBS radio net- "
U JJ works reported last night that
G r u toAmerican soldiers have been seen
in Laos, some wearing South Viet-
namese uniforms. An ABC broad-
c o it!ro nl t cast said the body of an Ameri-
can soldier dressed in the S ou t h
Vietnamese uniform had been ev-
acuated from Laos.
*R eg en tsMeanwhile, U.S. military head-
quarters reported yesterday that '
eight more American helicopters
By ZACHARY SCHILLER had been shot down in Laos,
An anti-war group plans to pre- bringing the total number of
sent six demands to the Regents downed U.S. helicopters to ten.G
today, following a Diag rally to The helicopters have been used to Ft . 4z
yprotestheresncefa Ggeraly transport South Vietnamese into ,
protest the presence of a General Laos, to undertake reconnaissance
mpus Corporation recruiter on and medical rescue missions, and.
cAemto attack Communist-held areas,
After meeting on the Diag at inside Laos.
1 p.m. the protesters will go to U.S. assistance to the So u t h A SOUTH VIETNAMESE armore
the Business Administration Bldg., Vietnamese also includes "airborne nam, toward the Laotian border i
where the recruiter will be inter- coordinators," a spokesman said. which entered Laos to conduct op
viewing. These are Americans flying in' __-------
From there demonstrators will command control, helicopters, pre- JUDICIAR Y PLAN:
march to the Administration Bldg. sumably with their South V i e t - D I
to present the demands to the Re- namese counterparts, to help di-
gents, who are meeting in a spec- rect air strikes.
ial session to discuss the proposed "They might land from time
University-wide judicial system, to time," the spokesman said. "I
If the demands are not met im- would not preclude the possibil- F le m ii g
mediately by the Regents, "fur- ity that one could be on t h e
A ther and more militant action will ground."
be taken to disrupt the admin- Official sources described the in-
istrative functions of the Univer- telligence-gathering reconnais-
sity," the steering committee for sane teams as being groups of
the action said in a statement South Vietnamese led by meps-
Wednesday night. bers of the U.S. Special Forces, of- By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ i
The demands are that the Uni- ten flown in and out of Laos by r:it
versity abolish ROTC, end war re- U.S. helicopters. President Robben Fleming ndi-
search on campus, ban all re- It~ is known that some Amer- cated yesterday that e and sev- t
cruiting by corporations that icans in the reconnaissance teams eral of the Regents favor a Univer-
practice discrimination, establish in Laos have been killed a n d sity judiciary which uses a mixed j
a 24-hour child care center, allow wounded, but these casualties have jury of studentsandfaculty mem-u
students to control the course not been reported by the com- bers to try all defendants. e
mart program, and make Univer- mand. This viewpoint directly contra-e
sity facilities available to pub- The U.S. command said Ameri- dicts the most sensitive element of
licize the anti-war movement, can crews are flown into Laos to the judiciary plan proposed by a'
A statement issued yesterday by recover downed helicopters, b u t special committee of students, fac-u
the steering committee of the Ad they are p r o t e c t e d by the ulty members, and administrators t
Hoc Antiwar Coalition, the group South Vietnamese troops and are -the use of randomly-selected all-s
organizing the rally, called the re- on the ground only long enough to student jury to try defendants who
cent events in Laos "undoubted- attach a sling to the downed air- are students. a
ly the most outrageous govern- craft to lift it out. The Regents will discuss the d
mental action seen so far in the Th United States has promised plan this morning at a closed meet-d
war in Southeast Asia." the South Vietnamese full U.S. air ing in their conference room on the U
The statement said that, "All and artillry support in the Lao- first floor of the Administration p
professors who wish to protest the tian drive. Bldg. P
recent escalation and the U-M's See U.S., Page 8 ---
vital role in the war machine"
should forget to attend their class-a
es between 1 and 3 p.m. so that
they and their students may at-
tend the rally. " in
called for, a group of about 250 ro U~i S O I
people who met in the Union'
Ballroom Wednesday night to dis-
cuss anti-war actions. The meet- By ROSE SUE BERSTEIN strations last May in protest ofu
ing came after a march by 4,000 College c a m p u s e s across the the invasion of Cambodia. s
people to City Hall Wednesday to nation were relatively quiet yes- At Kent State University in t
protest the invasion of Laos. terday after Wednesday's demon- Ohio, where National Guardsmenr
* The Regents meeting is sched- strations in protest of the U.S. last May killed four students at a g
uled to begin at 10:00 a.m. in supported invasion of Laos. rally protesting U.S. involvement
the first floor of the Administra- in Cambodia, there was no dem- P
tion Bldg The Wednesday demonstrations onstration yesterday. H o w e v e r, c
A meeting to plan future anti- were generally peaceful, with spo- C h i c a g o Conspiracy defendant a
war strategy and actions will be radic violent incidents. John Froines spoke Wednesday to
held Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. in At the demonstrations yester- 150 students on the People's Peace V
the Michigan Union Ballroom. day and Wednesday, hindered in Treaty program agreed upon in r
4 The demonstrators are protest- some northern cities by below- Ann Arbor at a conference last z
ing against General Motors' re- freezing temperatures, various stu- weekend. Froines said "if the U.S. t
cruiting because GM "makes M- dent groups formulated long-term is not out of Vietnam by May 1" s
16's (rifles) in Ypsilanti profit- plans aimed at massive May Day there will be confrontation dem-p
ably and openly admits its racism programs. onstrations in Washington.
in South Africa," according to a The demonstrations in general At Stanford University Wednes- i
leaflet of demands and actions put attracted fewer people than had day, a senior and the son of a d
out by the anti-war coalition. a similar occurrence of demon- Stanford professor were shot by n
__ - ----... .-F

-Associated Press
d personnel carrier moves along Route 9 at Lang Vei, South Viet-
nearby. These troops were part of a South Vietnamese task force
erations along the Ho Chi Minh trail.

reinstates
By BOB SCHREINER
The literary college curricu-
lum committee, meeting into
the early m o r n i n g hours,
granted approval to all six of
the deleted sections of College
Course 327 (Issues, Strategies
and Analysis in Political Ac-
tion).
The six sections had been de-
nied credit by the course mart
subcommittee oftthe curriculum
committee during a two month
controversy surrounding t h e
course.
At 1:15 a.m., the committee
finished its discussion of the last
of the six classes, the section on
repression, granting it approval.
Last night's decision came dur-
ing a reconsideration of t h e sec-
tions that were deleted by the
curriculum committee.. "
Sections on corporations, sexism
and the media were approved by
split votes during the first three
hours of the special meeting, which
began at 8:30 last night. The sec-
tion on youth liberation was
granted tentative approval, con-
tingent on the approval of the pro-
posed teacher by the literary col-
lege executive committee. ECONOMICS PROF. Locke
The section on independent po- Curriculum Committee, an
litical action was approved last secretary, discuss the six d
night, but will probably still face
review by the literary school execu-
tive committee. That committee HITS MILLAGE
has said that Peter Denton, the
proposed teacher of the section, is
presently a student "in bad stand-
ing" at the University.
Denton said his status stems from
his failure to pay the University a 7

lasses

six

r, some

regents

-Daily-David Wender
Anderson (left), chairman of the LSA
d psychology Prof. Ronald Tikofsky,
disputed sections of College Course 327.

+ 1
all-student jury.
While Fleming said yesterday I The proposed judicial systemf
hat he and the Regents would be would provide a mechanism for try-
rone to support the consensus of ing members of the University
the University community-which community who violate campus-
has generally backed an all-student wide conduct regulations.
ury for students, and an all-fac- Student leaders have long main-
slty jury for faculty members-he tained that students will support
expressed reservations about the I disciplinary procedures only if
dlan. they are assured that those who
"I'd put both students and fac- determine guilt and punishment
ulty before the same (mixed jury) are persons who can best under-
ribunal, myself," the president stand the motives, behavior and
aid in an interview. frame of mind of the defendant.
Fleming maintained that to fill "We won't accept a judicial sys-
jury solely with members of the tem which does not allow students
[efendant's constituency contra-, to be tried by their peers," Stu-
[icts "the main reason for an all-, dent Government Council Execu-
University judiciary-to avoid dis-1 tive Vice President Jerry De
parate treatment for different peo-| Grieck said last night.
ile involved in the same offense."' Fleming, however, warned that
the lack of uniformity in the pro-I
cedure for all defendants in theI
cjudicial process could hurt the new
CR continue court system.
"If you have faculty and students
involved in exactly the same inci-
detand they are tried by two
ii in dO fenetr"ne":? 'u
different tribunals and get two dif-
ferent results, how tolerable is that
unidentified assailants as they going to be?" Fleming asked.
tood talking near the headquar- The president likened the pro-
ers of the Free Campus Move- posed judicial system to the disci-
ment, a conservative - libertarian plinary procedures in effect prior
roup. to last April. At that time, the fac-
During Wednesday's protests in ulty within each school and zollege
Dalo Alt-where Stanford is lo- set conduct rules within their aca-
ated-12 persons were arrested demic unit and determined the
and eight others injured. mechanism for trying student de-
fendants.
Protest activity at Stanford Under that system, students from
yednesday also included a noon different schools who were in-
rally of 750 and a three hour sei- volved in the same incident might
zure of the school's computer eeri-, be tried for violation of differ mt
er. Yesterday, over 150 Stanford rules, with different penalties, de-
tudents marched to an on-cam-trmedbyhdifferenttpeaftis
us business site. termined by different types of dis-
At the University of Wisconsin ciplinary procedures. s
n Madison yesterday, 1,000 stu- It was student dissatisction
ents s t a g e d a cross - campus See FLEMING, Page 8
march, according to the Associated
Press. The march marked the
hird consecutive day of active
protest there.
Police officers patrolled Wis-
ins iestemor class rdbuil-
Daily Cardinal reporter, thereIl
as no police harassment of stu-
ents. A group of students who!
ttempted to "liberate" the stu-3
ent union, however, were told to
eave.
Some 500 demonstrators Wed-
[esday had taken over the eight-
tory Social Science Building and - .

PROPOSAL:

'oup opposes

$100 fine-the penalty charged to
him by the Rackham- executive
board, based on the recommenda-
tion of the Rackham board of in-
quiry for allegedly disrupting a
University class during 1 a s t
spring'sBlack Action Movement
class strike.
Denton said the issue of his
status at the University was irrele-
vant in determining whether or not
he is qualified to teach a course of
See 327, Page 8
Drug swzeep
nets five
Washtenaw C o u n t y Sheriff's
deputies, in a move unprecedented
in the city, last night arrested five
peopleon charges believed to be
sale of marijuana.
Although the sheriff's office re-
fused comment last night on the
raid and Sheriff Douglas Harvey
could not be reached for comment,
it is believed that approximately
a dozen deputies and possibly De-
troit Metro Squad detectives raided
a commune on 622 North Main at
about 8:30 p.m. last night.
The raid was carried out without
the knowledge of the Ann Arbor
Police. City Administrator Guy,
Larcom said last night that the
sheriff had supplied "no advance
information at all to our people."
City Police Chief Walter Krasny
said last night that he had not been
informed of the raid by the sheriff.

teacher' s suspension
By ALAN LENHOFF
The Black Parents Association (BPA) of Ann Arbor this
week adopted resolutions calling for support of a suspended
black teacher and opposing a school millage proposal.
Copies of the two resolutions were sent to School Supt.
W. Scott Westerman Jr., School Board President Harold
Lockett and other school administrators.
One of the resolutions, received by the administrators
Wednesday, calls for the immediate reinstatement of Rebecca
Vanderhorst, a black teacher at Forsythe Junior High School
who was suspended with pay

last Wednesday.
Vanderhorst was suspended af-
ter 60 black students gathered in
the corridors to discuss a flyer
she had printed.
The flyer said that Vanderhorst
was being forced to resign her
post ascoordinator of a planned
Black History Week. It also ac-
cused other teachers of opposing
the Black History Week concept
and of removing signs advertising
the program.
The resolution also calls for a
public exoneration of Vanderhorst,
and asks for a full investigation of
the incident.
At Wednesday night's school
board meeting, Lockett said "We
as a board are not involved in
this matter yet. It is still an ad-
ministrative matter."
The other resolution received by
the administrators yesterday stat-
ed reasons why the BPA "finds it
impossible and unacceptable to
support the current millage pro-
posal."
See BLACKS, Page 8

Suit asks
'end of GA
By PAUL TRAVIS 4
Central Student Judiciary (CSJ)
last night accepted a suit charg-
ing Graduate Assembly (GA) with
being "an undemocratically con-
stituted student government."
If the suit were successful, GA
as it now operates would cease to
exist. The suit asks also that GA's
funds "be impounded until a
democratically constituted govern-
ment can be established in i t s
place."
In a letter delivered to CSJ yes-
terday, GA stated that "we do
not recognize its (CSJ's) legiti-
macy." GA Pres. Jana Bommers-
bach explained that this pertains
"not only in this case, but in all
cases applying to grad students."
The suit, which is co-sponsored
See SUIT, Page 8

Long-hair workers face firing
By JONATHAN MILLER Palid said that over a ye
Five employes of the Great ago he was dismissed by A&
Atlantic and Pacific Food Com- because of his long hair but th
pany (A&P) store on East Hu- he was later rehired after tr
ron have been given until noon Retail Clerks u on protest
today to get their hair cut or his firing to company officia
lose their jiobs. .in Detroit.
Last Saturday. however, a "g
Mike Palid, one of the work- it cut or else" order came dow
ers faced with the deadline,oneainfmthsormr
said last night he would not cut once again from the store ma
his hair, and several other long- no a n by the compan
haired employes also said they according to Palid.
will refuse to comply with the A store clerk in Seattle. Wasi

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INCOME TAX HIKE

'n asks budget increase

From Wire Service Reports
Gov. William Milliken yester-
day proposed a $1.974 billion bud-
get for the 1971-72 fiscal year,
asking for a one per cent in-
crease in the personal income
tax rate and an increase in state
spending of 12.8 per cent.
The proposed budget includes
an increase for the University of
$2.7 million, far short of the Uni-
v,~rciv'c rntcpcz fr . aV29 mil

the tax increase would take ef-
fect Jan. 1, 1972. It would raise
the personal tax rate to 3.6 per
cent, costing the average wage
earner about $10 a year more in
taxes.
This increase would vary ac-
cording to individual i n c o m e.
It's largest impact would fail on
middle-class suburban dwellers.
New rates of 7.8 per cent on

fiscal year. This would avoid en-
tering the new year July 1 with a
budget deficit. The state consti-
tution forbids deficit spending.
Areas for increased spending
would include welfare and mental
health. This would involve an in-
crease in case loads in the Aid to
Dependent Children (ADC) pro-
gram and higher ADC payments.
The major program to be ex-
panded in mental health spending

:n-
as
y.
hl.,

held it for several hours.
The building takeover followed
Gov. Patrick Lucey's public con-,
demnation of v i o e n c e Eatlier
W e d n e s d a y by demonstrators.

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