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Vol. LXXXI, No. 116 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 16, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages



hits secret research




The text of Prof. Lind's
letter appears on today's
editorial page.
The vice chairman of the Senate Ad-
visory Committee on University Affairs
(SACUA), the faculty's top executive
body, has called for an end to Univer-
sity involvement in classified research.
.Social work Prof. Roger Lind, in a
letter in today's Daily, says, "The
strongest means of pressure toward a
declassification is probably withdraw-
al from classified.research," adding that
several other universities have already
banned secret research.
Lind specifically recommends public
debate over the criteria used by a re-
view committee which judges classified

proposals and publication of summaries
outlining the purposes and consequences
of classified contracts.
The, review committee, consisting of
nine faculty members and three grad-
uate students, was established follow-
ing a .furor over military and classified
research in 1961.
A faculty report subsequently adopted
by the Regents required that the Uni-
versity not enter into any research "the
specific purpose of which is to destroy
human life or to incapacitate human
Last week Michael Knox, a member
of the classified research committee, is-
sued a statement claiming that the
University "is conducting millions of
dollars of research to perfect w e a p o n
systems and subsystems which are being
used by the military to kill and incapa-
citate other human beings."

Referring to Knox's open letter, Lind
says "there should be public discussion
of the criteria under which the com-
mittee is required to operate and of
their usefulness as guides to deciding
about the, appropriateness of proposals."
"If the criteria are too general or
vague to be helpful, this should be cor-
rected," he adds.
Lind urges that "more information on
the nature of the projects be avail-
able to us" and that such a step "would
seem to be both necessary and possible
without violating security require-
The faculty report emphasized "the
need to make public sufficient in-
formation regarding the intent a n d
sphere of the proposed research in or-
der that its appropriateness may be per-
ceived by the entire University."
See SACUA, Page 8

Regents disruption

Prof. Roger Lind



primary .win
By a margin of 700 votes, Ann Arbor Republicans nomi-
nated Jack Garris their candidate for mayor in yesterday's
primary election.
Garris defeated Louis Belcher and Lewis Ernst for the
nomination and will face incumbent Democratic Mayor
Robert Harris in the city's April 5 election. Doug Cornell is
also running as the mayoral candidate for the Radical In-
dependent Party.
In the city's second ward, which includes the university
campus, incumbent Democratic councilman Robert Faber
defeated radical David Bloom, in his attempt to unseat him

as the Party's nominee for1
U C rules
Senate Assembly yesterday b
gan debate on the proposed co
duct rules for the University cot
unity approved by Universi
-ouncil (UC) Feb. 2. The rulesd
fine violations and set penalties fc
proceedingsbefore the new Unvej
sity, judicial system, now unde
consideration by the Regents.
Assembly, the faculty represent
tive body, will vote on the rul
Aat its next monthly meeting Marc
15. The rules must also be a
proved by Student Governme
Council and the Regents bele:
they take effect.
The draft proposed by Universt
Council - a group composedc
-hree students, faculty member
and administrators-provides pe
alties ranging from a warning to
$500 fine for first offensesand u
to two semesters suspension fo
further convictions.
Some Assembly members crii
cized the proposed rules for n
llowing suspension for first 0
enses. "If a student deliberate
and maliciously destroys ten year
of research we can't expell hir ,
said business Prof. C. Merle Crat
Medical Prof. Raymond Kahn,
UC member, said that such serica
*ffenses could be handled in 6h
civil courts.

the second ward council seat. q -',:
-+ Faber will face Republican Don- .
ald Robinson and Radical Inde-
pendent party candidate Jaerry De
Grieck in the April general elec-
tion. Robinson ran unopposed in An anti-war group conducts a 's
the Republican primary in the se- Bethesda, Md. The Citizens Orga
cond ward and. 'De Grieck was the group by the government.
chosen earlier in the Radical In-
dependent Party's convention.
Faber will face Republican Don- 'TO TALLY UNREA
ald Robinson in the April election.
Robinson ran unopposed in the
Republican primary in the second
)-ward. F e - n
n- In the first ward Democratic
n primary, Norris Thomas defeated
m Paul Spann by a vote of 632 to 265
ty for the nomination for the seat b u d
e- presently held by Democrat H. C.
o!Curry. b d e
r Thomas will face the Republican!
er nominee, Edward Rutka, who ran By MARK DILLEN
unopposed inrthe Republican pri- President Robben Fleming yes-
.a- mary' in the first ward. !terday called Gov. William Milli-
es In the Republican primary in ken's proposed $2.8 million increase
ch the fourth ward, Richard Hadler in state appropriations to the Uni-
T- defeated Ronald West by a 1558 to versity "very short-sighted and to-
nt 698 vote for the nomination for tally unrealistic."
re the seat now held by Republican In an article in the University
Roy Weber. Record, Fleming attacked Milli-
ty Hadler will face Democrat Gil- ken's plans for a stringent auster-
of bert Lee who ran unopposed in the I ity budget for the University in
4S See GARRIS, Page 8 fiscal 1971-72, saying the proposal

-Associated Press
Spy versus spy
py-in' yesterday at the home of Defense Secretary Melvin Laird in
anization for a Sane World said it's protesting alleged surveillance of

An ad hoc group has called
for the disruption of Friday's
Regents' meeting in order to
protest the Regents' refusal to
act on six demands presented:
last week.
The meeting, attended by over
200 Sunday night, also urged mass
attendance of students at the Re-
gents open forum Thursday.
The group's demands call for an
end to ROTC and war research on
campus, a ban on all recruiting at
the University by corporations
practicing discrimination, the es-
tablishment of a 24-hour child
care center, student control over
the Course Mart program, and the
use of University facilities for
anti-war publicity.
Over 100 demonstrators pre-
sented the demands to the Re-
gents at their meeting last week.
However, the Regents refused to
act on the demands, telling the
protesters to "work through proer
Thedemands originated at the
mass meeting following last Wed-
nesday's march in protest of the
Laotian invasion. That meeting:
called for the "shutting down of:
the administrative functions of the
University" yesterday if the de-
mandswere not met.
The Sunday n i g h t strategy
meeting was originally called to
discuss implementation of this
proposal. However, it was discuss-
ed very little and no action was
taken on it.
Sunday's meeting did approve
an "overall strategy of militant
disruptive action against the Uni-
versity and other appropriate in-
sti tutions." But no specific action
was approved to implement that
The approved plan calls for as
many people as possible to attendC
the open forum Thursday to
"harass" the Regents.S
In calling for the disruption of
Friday's meeting, the group saidg
it would be feasible only if a large
number of people showed up.
One person estimated that be-r
tween 200 and 400 people would
be required to effectively disruptr
the meeting.
The meeting also appointed aE
steering committee to publish
leaflets and build support for thek
Thursday and Friday actions.
A motion to call a rally today
to be fqllowed by "disruptive
picketing" of the Administration
Building was approved but thenr
immediately reconsidered and de-1
Also defeated was a proposal
for an immediate student strike
and a plan proposed by the Stu-t
dent Mobilization C o m m i t t e e,1
which called for peaceful picket-
ing of the Administration Bldg.
today, Thursday, and Friday.
The meeting began withthe
presentation of about 20 proposals
including formation of a "People'se
Union", to unite all the diverset
anti-war groups on campus, a de-j
mand that the Regents sign thee
People's Peace Treaty. Another!
proposal urged the boycott of ma-
jor industries.t
Other suggestions included thef
formation of an organization to!
consider "long range action," and)
a request that the Universityt
change the date of commence-!
ment from its scheduled May 11
date, both "as an expression oft
distaste for the war" and to en-!
able graduating seniors to attend
the May Day anti-war demonstra-
tions in Washington.t
However, most of the proposalsk
were forgotten as discussion of
specific plans opened.
The debate m o s t y centered:
around whether long-range organ-
ization to build support was neces-
sary for some type of immediateE
militant action.1

Laos posi tions
By The Associated Press
U.S. fighter bombers attacked a surface-to-air missile
site inside North Vietnam yesterday, as U.S.-aided South
Vietnamese troops consolidated their position inside Laos
along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
A White House official said last night the South Viet-
namese, now entering their second week of their Laos invas-
ion, have succeeded in cutting off about half the Ho Chi
Minh trail supply routes used, by Communist forces.
The operation is proceeding slowly, he said, because as
each point in the trail is cut, South Vietnamese troops are
building firebases to prevent re-establishment of enemy sanc-
tuas~ri _____ __

-Associated Press
SOUTH VIETNAMESE artillerymen shell suspected North Viet-
namese positions along the Ho Chi Minh trail yesterday. The
South Vietnamese fire base is located about -15 miles Inside the
Laotian border.

S .

Viets fortify



Mi*lken' s

proposal for 'U'

lacked "anything like a complete
analysis of the problems we face."
Milliken unveiled his annual bud-
get proposal to the state legisla-
ture last Thursday. Among the pro-
visions which would amount to a'
serious cutback in operations at
the Ann Arbor campus are:
-A decrease of 294 in enroll-1
ment at the Ann Arbor campus, a
move designed to raise $715,000;;
-A seven per cent increase in


-if-.' /


hoycott of Act' contunues;
leaders say efforts successful


tuition, the fourth hike in five
years, designed to raise over $2
-A three per cent reduction in
the University's faculty and staff,
with a corresponding three per cent
increase in the "productivity" of
the remaining members of the
teaching staff; and
-A termination of the Univer-
sitty's $1.1 million fee paid Aniual-
ly to the city for police, fire pi o-
tection and other services and in-
stead creating a separate campus
police force.
Although the governor's pro-
posals would "create" $9 million
through the state hike, new tuition
monies and University cutbacks-
enough to cover 6.5 per cent in-
crease in faculty wages-Fleming
said even this total would be "in-
In particular, Fleming expres 3ed
concern over how Milliken's re-
quest would affect the University's
increased Opportunity Programs.
About $1.3 million in new money
has been promised by the Univer-
sity to go toward these programs,
which were expanded to implement
the demands of last year's Black
Action Movement student strike.
At that time, the University
pledged funds to implement a 10
per cent black enrollment at the
University by 1973-74.

Meanwhile, as the South Viet-
namese advance through Laos'
southern regions slowed down, the
reported death toll of Americans
killed in air support roles reach-
ed 11 killed and 12 wounded.
In addition, two U.S. helicopters
were downed yesterday, bringing
to 15 the number of American
helicopters lost in the Laotian
Rough terrain, poor weather,
and the finding of more stockpiles
of arms and supplies reportedly
kept the Saigon army's advance
down to about a half mile. North!
Vietnamese forces have thus far1
eluded a major encounter with
South Vietnamese forces.
At last reports, the vanguard of:
the 11,000 man South Vietnamese
force pushing along Highway 91
was about 15 miles inside Laos.1
While the drive continued alongl
the highway, other South Viet-
namese military forces were spread
14 miles to the north and six miles
to the south of the highway.
Yesterday's advance closely fol-
lowed reports that American war-
planes had mistakenly bombed a.
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
base in North central Laos, de-
stroying barracks and wounding at'
least one CIA agent.
According to reliable sources,t
U.S. Air Force F4 Phantom fight-4
er-bombers were attempting to re-
pulse a North Vietnamese advance

W iretap
From Wire Service Reports
CINCINNATI - The right of
federal officials to keep the results
of wiretaps secret in cases of in-
ternal or external security was
argued yesterday before a three
judge panel in the U.S. Sixth Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals.
The U.S. Justice Department
had asked the court to prevent
Federal District Judge Damon
Keith from turning over the logs
of recorded conversations of Law-
rence (Pun) Plamondon to his de-
fense attorneys.
White Panther members Pla-
mondon, John Sinclair, and Jack
Forrest are on trial in Detroit for
charges of conspiracy to bomb the
Ann Arbor CIA office in 1968. In
addition, Plamondon is charged
with the actual bombing.
William Kunstler, counsel for
Plamondon, argued that the gov-
ernment was asking the courts to
give "untramled discretion to a
public official for tapping any-
one's telephone."

he p

The boycott of the A&P store
)n Huron Street continued yester-
ay, as the store management re-:
ained its demand that its employes
ut their hair according to com-;
any regulations or face the loss

However, store manager Warren I ised it would be the last time, and

!of their jobs.
Other faculty comment inclucled One spurce estimated that the1
complaints that the rules w. ould boycott was 75 per cent effective.t
allow a person with a complaint He said that students and membersi
to submit a case only to the Un- of the community have expressed,
versity judiciary or the civil courts sympathy and have begun turning:
nd not both. their business elsewhere..

Hartman denied
boycott was haN
the store's sales
continue the sta
setting accept
standards for er
picketed the sto
day. One picke
isfaction with t
munity which h
engendered. He
many who enter

last night that theI
ving any effect on!
, and promised to


ted store policy of A cashier at the A&P released a!
able appearance statement yesterday which said:
nployes. "On a normal Saturday I take in
seven protesters approximately $1800 in checks and
re throughout the cash. Last Saturday I took in ap-
ter expressed sat-: proximately seven hundred dollars
he sense of C011- in an equal period of time."
e said the boycott Store employe Art Wightman,,
pointed out that stated he had made an agreement
ed the store prom- with the Assistant Manager of the
store on Friday, in which he pro-
, mised to cut his hair before the
next work day.
When he arrived at the store on
M 'ts::x.- Monday morning, his name wasn't
posted on the week's work sched-
\\...~ ule. Later in the day, Manager
z Hartman told Wightman that he
would remain suspended until he
trimmed his sideburns and cut his
Organizers say that pickets and
boycotting of the store will con-
tinue indefinitely.
On Saturday, the store had sum-
moned a detective to its premises
who later said he intended to seek
arrest warrants from the prose-:
cutor for those involved in the dis-

that other shoppers offered rides
to other stores for those without

Consumer union studies prices

Students can save up to 15 cents of their
shopping dollar on campus, according to a
soon-to-be released survey conducted by the
Student Government Council Consumer
Union Committee.
While the mathematics of the committee's
research 1lck the finesse of computer sta-

product quality and size, according to the
The survey, Oesterle explains, ranks drug
stores and food markets on the basis of
prices. The committee discovered the aver-
age item costs 21 per cent more on campus
than off.
On State St., the survey reports, drug
prices ranged from least expensive at VIP

Both food and drug products were cheap-
est off-campus at the K-Mart store at West-
gate shopping center.
By publishing the survey's results, Oes-
terle says he hopes students will know where
to shop, since the pricing has already been
done for them.
He adds that he also hopes the report will
encourage store owners to lower their prices

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