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Vol. LXXXI, No. 117 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 17, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages




Regents alter parts




SAIGON P-American fighter-bombers attacked surface
to air missile sites 150 miles south of Hanoi yesterday in the
deepest penetration of North Vietnamese territory in three
successive days of air strikes.
The U.S. Command in Saigon reported early this morn-
ing that two Navy A6 Intruders escorting an unarmed recon-
naissance jet fired Shrike missiles at North Vietnamese radar
positions six miles northeast of Vinh, a coastal city situated
119 miles north of the demilitarized zone.
On the previous two days, the air strikes were directed at
SAM sites near the North Vietnamese-Laotian border., The
U.S. Command said the SAM sites were threatening B52
_ d1bombers engaged in missions
supporting t h e invasion of
1 I Yesterday's attacks on North
1r Vietnamese missile sites were the
thirteenth and fourteenth "protec-
1 e m s tive reaction" strikes inside North
Vietnam reported by the U.S. Com-
~mand this year-more than were
reported during all of last year.
Stay in race The A6 pilots said they did not
m.observe any SAMS fired at them



or at the reconnaissance plane
The Radical Independent Party but their electronics gear told them
(RIP) yesterday claimed that North Vietnamese radar was
Democrats "switched over" to tracking them - a step prepara-
vote for Republican Jack Garris tory to firing.
in the city's mayoral primary in The command's protective re-
order to defeat Republican Louis action policy allows American
Belcher for the Republican nom.- pilots the right to strike first under
# nation, those circumstances.
"They did this," the party's state- _ Meanwhile, in Laos the stiffening
ment said, "because incuibent resistance by Communist forces,
Democratic Mayor Robert Harris deadly North Vietnamese antiair-
and the Democrats know they will craft fire, and heavy drizzle and
easily beat Garris, who even the fog that forecasters say may con-
Republicans don't like, but they tinue for the next week seem t
might not have beaten Belcher," indicate that the invasion drive i
had he won the Republican normi- bogged down for the time being.
nation for the April election. According to the U.S. Command
"Garris will have very few votes the South Vietnamese troopsmcar
in the election and Harris will have ryingout the major thrust of th
virtually no challenge," the state- invasionuhave gained little mor
went continued. . than a mile in the past three days.
RIP mayoral candidate Doug Most of the attacks by Com
Cornell said yesterday that he munist forces were aimed at the
would continue to run for mayor. 9,000. U.S. troops on the South Viet-
The RIP is staging a write-in cam- namese side of the Laotian border
paign for the April elections. Two ambushes and two ground
There had been speculation after attacks Monday and yesterday kill-
the primary that Cornell wc d ed nine Americans and wounded 12,
withdraw from the mayoral race,,
allowing liberals and radicals in Although resistance by Com-
the community to consolidate be- munist forces has been reported
hind Harris for a Garris defeat. to be on a small scale it has been
The RIP's statement voiced the steady. There have been increased
party's feeling that Harris will "be rocket and mortar attacks on al-
trying to get some conservative lied bases both in the northwestern
votes that otherwise might go to part of South Vietnam and across
Garris," and that he will "move I!the border in Laos.
to the right." In Laos, U.S. and Laotian au-
The party accused Harris of ig- thorities are investigating the ac-
noring "urgent needs in the com- cidental bombing of a government
munity," and claimed that Garris army containing an office of the
would do the same. U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Harris has "failed to move to-

U.S. HELICOPTERS (above) return t
= reconnaissance unit at a helicopter cr
northeast of Phnom Penh advance on
s dia continue.

-Associated Press
o their home base at Khe Sanh after landing a South Vietnamese
ash site in Laas. Below, members of a 19,000-man force operating
Communist positions as South Vietnamese operations in Cambo-




backs boycott on lettuce
By JANET FREY ment, no lettuce at all will be pur- have been repeatedly ignored in
he H o u s i n g Policy Board chased. their efforts to hold representa-
ded yesterday to boycott. all The nationwide boycott of non- tion elections and to form a union
ace not picked by United Farm UFWOC lettuce was called by more responsive to their needs.
r k e r s Organizing Committee labor leader Cesar Chavez in Sep- According to the UFWOC, Team-
WOC) union members. tember. It seeks to support the ster locals signed five-year con-
he motion, unanimously ap- right 'of farm workers to negotiate tracts with some growers without
'ed, states that only UFWOC through their own bargaining consulting their field-workers for
ace will be purchased for serv- agent, rather than through the ratification of the contracts.
in the dorms, and that if no union which their employers chose. In addition to supporting the
VOC lettuce is available which The TeamstersUnion has been boycott, the housing board formed
is the cost and quality stand- representing the workers since an ad hoc committee of three of
of the purchasing depart- 1961, but workers claim ,that they ismembers to deal with anv

The Regents have drafted
several revisions in the pro-
posed University judicial sys-
tem, suggesting changes which
student members of the com-
mittee that proposed the plan
said last night they would not
The regental draft of the judi-
ciary plan, released yesterday by
the University administration, al-
tered the section of the plan deal-
ing with the makeup and powers
of the panel that will preside over
trials under the new judiciary.
While they retained a key ele-
ment of the proposal-the use of
a randomly - selected all - student
jury to decide guilt and punish-
ment in trials of students-they
stated that the jury would make
decisions by a majority vote. The
committee had proposed that de-
cisions be made unanimously.
Although the Regents will not
make a decision on whether to
adopt the plan at their meetings
this week, they will meet with the
judiciary in closed session tomor-
rowsto review the proposed revi-
sions. Last week the Regents
stressed that their revised draft
was "negotiable" and that no per-
manent decisions had been made.
On Friday, the Regents will hold
an open hearing on the judiciary
at 10 a.m. The administration is re-
quiring persons whowish to speak
at the hearing to contact Richard
Kennedy, secretary of the Univer-
At a meeting last night, the stu-
dent members of the drafting
committee said the change in the
presiding panel was unacceptable.
Under the regental draft, the pre-
siding panel would consist of a
judge, who would be an attorney
selected from outside the Univer-
sity community, accompanied by
two associate judges, one student
and one faculty member.
The committee had proposed
this composition of the presiding
panel for the first half of the one-
, year trial period of the new ju-
For the second half, the com-
mittee had suggested use of a plan
favored by Student Government
Council and other student groups
-the use of two students and one
faculty member as associate judges
in trials of students, and two fac-
ulty members and one student as
associate judges in trials of fac-
ulty members.
At the end of the trial period,
one of the two plans would be,
made permanent.
However, in their draft of the
judiciary plan, the Regents de-
leted the plan favored by the stu-
dents, an action which prompted
considerable criticism at I a s t
night's meeting of the judiciary
"There is no way this judiciary
will go into operation without the
experimentation plan," M i c h a e 1
Davis, a student member of the
committee said.
Agreeing with Davis, Ed Kussy,
another student member, added,
''This plan is the essence of the
compromise, the heart of the
The committee also levelled cri-
ticism at several other changes
drafted by the Regents, including:
-The use of a majority vote
rather than unanimity in jury de-
See REGENTS, Page 8

-Daily-Jim Judkia
PARTICIPANTS at last night's meeting on the judiciary plan
listen to discussion. From left to right, they are law Prof. Theodore
St. Antoine, member of the judiciary committee, Richard Ken-
nedy, University secretary, and Roger Lind, also a member of
the committee.
Committee formed to
support Angela Davis
The Free Angela Davis Committee, a newly-formed or-
ganization designed to help "free Angela Davis and all other
political prisoners," held its first meeting Monday night and
formulated plans for future actions.
Patrick Thomas, a member of the group, reported that the
committee is currently circulating a petition advocating free-
dom for Angela Davis. Joel Block, another member, said that
the petition has over three hundred signatures.
The petitions will be used in further activities sUch as


wards any form of community
control of police or other commute-
ity services," the statement said,
citing that the RIP platform "has
specific proposals for community
control of all city seivices."
Although the RIP statement
stressed that party's position is to
use the campaign more to "edu-
cate people to the possibility of
radical change through local elec-
toral politics," than to win, it said
that "it is quite possible" that
Jerry De Grieck, the party's cm-
didate for second ward councilmen,
will be elected.
"Because Harris will be moving
to the right in order to insure his
*victory," the statement said. "it is
very important to have a radical
voice on City Council."
According to a party analysis, a
total of 1,500 votes in the ,econdj
ward would assure De Grieck

Adhoc group meets to discuss
as for women s studies
By ROSE SUE BERSTEIN tions and to investigate possibili- women and not by the several de-
An ad-hoc group of University ties for such a program here. The partments which would be in-
women, most of them graduate Chicago conference is sponsored volved in women's studies.
students, met last night to discuss jointly by the New University Con- The departments cited most fre-:
plans for a women's studies pro- ference and the Chicago Women's quently as potential areas for
gram. LUwomen to explore were English,
Although no c o n c r e t e plans Last night's meeting stressed the psychology and sociology.
emerged from the session, the need for independence from the Claire Rumelhart, the women's
group decided to continue plan- administration in establishing the advocate in the Office of Student
ning a program on women for program. Leslie Bluestone, Grad., Organizations, said the University
eventual presentation to the ap- emphasized the need for autonomy will probably deny that it can
propriate administrative body. in appointments, afford to pay for a women's studies
Many members of the 17-person "We need a director hired by program.
group plan to attend a women's women; not the University," she R "
studies conference in Chicago this said. Bluestone added that within Rumelhart said, "It should be
weekend to learn more about ex- the program, faculty or staff ap- their problem where to get the
isting programs at other institu- pointments must be made by money. But our original proposal
should outline the costs."
Although some women wanted
to approach foundations for a
grant to sponsor the program, it
was decided to continue asking the1
University for full support.
"It is definitely the University's
responsibility," Rumelhart said.!
"We shouldn't have to depend on
Some women wanted to decide
specifically where to draw the:
money for women's studies, but
again, it was decided to leave this
responsibility to the University.
A suggestion wos made that pro-
' ceeds from men's athletic events
,> abe rechannelled for women's stu-
dies, but participants expressed
fear that such a request could
arouse public hostility against the
entire women's movement.
Throughout the meetingthe
women reiterated their desire to
remain separate from the Univer-
sity structure.-
u " "The biggest fear I have," said{
Rumelhart, "is that it (the pro-
- granm) will be under the control of

-.- 1VU1 -- a +u u l 1441 tiny
problems arising from the new
The committee, consisting of
Housing Director John Feldkamp,
chemistry Prof. Peter Smith, and
SGC Vice President Jerry De
Grieck, will provide dorm resi-
dents with informationdexplaining
the reasons for the boycott. It may
also take a survey of the students
being affected if there seems to
be significant opposition to the
The effect of the policy board's
resolution on the dormitories re-
mains uncertain. In December, the
purchasing department b o u g h t
UFWOC lettuce on only three of
22 occasions, according to Feld-
kamp, because of University price
and quality restrictions.
However, since that time one
more major grower has signed
with the UFOWC, bringing the
total to five, and it is hoped that
lettuce will be available fairly of-
ten in the dorms. When it is not
served, alternate salads will be
In other action, the board de-
cided to meet tomorrow at noon
See 'U', Page 8

public readings, Thomas add-
ed. He said the signatures
were a "statement of commit-
ment" of t h e committee's
Davis is currently being held in
California pending trial, charged
with conspiracy and murder. The
charges stem from the "Soledad
Brothers" incident in which sev-
eral persons, including a judge,
were killed in an attempted es-
cape from a courtroom.
The weapons used in the inci-
dent allegedly belong to Davis,
and under California state law,
the owner of weapons used in a
crime can also be charged with
the crime.
The committee is open to all
members of t h e community.
Thomas said he hopes "everybody
on campus" will sign t h e peti-
tions, which set a nationwide goal
of one million signatures.
At a table in the Fishbowl, the
See FREE, Page 8

High closes,
Willow Run High School remain-
ed closed yesterday, after three
days of racial disturbances caused
the school to close down on Mon-
A school official said that Wil-
low Run will not reopen until "we
can find some solution to the prob-
Meanwhile, tensions in class-
rooms and hallways at Edmonson
Junior High School resulted in a
shutdown of that school yesterday.
Acting S c h o o I Superintendent
James Quigley claimed that the
problems at Edmonson were di-
rectly related to the earlier trou-
ble at Willow Run High School.
See WILLOW, Page 8


Faculty members who responded to a re-
cent poll by the University's chapter of the
American Association of University Profes-
sors (AAUP) appear interested in organiz-
ing as a collective bargaining unit as a way
to gain salary increases.
Questionnaires were distributed in mid-
January to the University's approximately
2800 faculty members, excluding teaching
fellows. About one-fourth of the faculty re-
sponded to the poll.

facuity union grows,

-That no action be taken on collective
bargaining: 158 votes.
About 200 of the University's faculty are
now members of the local chapter of the
"The poll indicates more interest than we
expected in collective bargaining," says
Prof. Wilbert McKeachie, president of
AAUP's local chapter and chairman of the
psychology department. "A second import-
ant finding is the open-mindedness of most
Unionization has long been deemed by

enthusiastic about organizing, but if it ap-
pears coming anyway, or necessary in order
to achieve equal priority with those groups
already organized, he will support such a
Faculty pay scales have been particularly
threatened recently by the relatively small
increase in state appropriations received by
the University. Faculty members had orig-
inally been promised salary raises which
would require $10 million in new funds.
Gov. William Milliken's proposal to cut


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