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windy and warmer

Vol. LXXXI, No. 1 19 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 19, 1971 Ten Cents

Ten Pages









war role

By The Associated Press
North Vietnam charged yesterday that the United States
had invaded Laos and was threatening to invade North Viet-
riamese territory, raising the possibility of Red Chinese re-
"The Peoples Republic of China will not stand by idly
while its neighbors are attacked by the United States," said
Nguyen Thanh Le, spokesman for the North Vietnamese;
delegation to the Paris peace talks.
Earlier, Xuan Thuy, head of the delegation, said that the
"present large scale operation" by the United States in Laos,
the concentration of U.S. troops at the 17th Parallel and the
increasing number of warships off North Vietnam "constitute
a menace" to North Vietnam
H1a and China.;
n ia lThe spokesman, expanding on
JhI u lThuy's remarks in answer to a
newsman's question said a "grave
menace" to China exists because
fl lfl h S of common frontiers with Laos and
North Vietnam, the fact that the
two countries have Communist re-.
'Cutgimes and because China signed
the 1962 Geneva agreements on
The statements were made at
By SARA FITZGERALD the 103rd session of the peace
The Housing Policy Board yes- talks. {
terday voted to eliminate dormi- Meanwhile, American helicopter
tory laundry service for next year, forces suffered fresh losses and
reducing the proposed hike in dor- South Vietnamese infantrymen en-
mitory rates by approximately countered stiffening resistance in
$11.10. the battle for the Ho Chi Minh
If approved by t h e Regents, trail in Southern Laos yesterday.
dormitory rates would increase by Heavy North Vietnamese anti-
$125.90, down from the previous aircraft fire shot down four more
recommendation of $137. U.S. helicopters in Laos and ar
Rate increases for Baits Hous- fifth exploded over South Vietnam
ing, Fletcher Hall, a n d Oxford as it was returning from Laos. The
Housing'originally set at $65, $60 U.S. Command acknowledged to-
and $67 respectively would be re- day only the loss of four of the
duced by the same amount. copters, including the big CH53
The proposed r a t e covers in- I that e x p 1 o d e d from unknown
creased wages for service and causes.
maintenance employes as well as Field reports said a fifth chop-
rising costs. per was downed, in Laos, and the
Last month t h e policy board three men aboard were killed SOUTH VIETNAMESE troops
voted to eliminate both hot and President Nixon said at a news vsa Revlutioayierne
continental breakfast, substitut- conference Wednesday that the visional Revolutionary Governm
ing instead an "a la carte" pro- Chinese have no reason to inter- delegation to the Paris peace ta
gram whereby students would pret the South Vietnamese drive sion of the talks (below).
purchase items normally avail- into Laos as a threat to their se-
able at continental breakfast. curity. "
In eliminating laundry service, Both Thuy and Mrs. Nguyen Thi IL t1f i O r
dormitory residents W i 1 bere- Binh, head of the Viet Cong dele-
quired to provide their own sheets gation, reacted to other Nixon re-
and pillowcases for next fall. The marks.
dormitories will continue to pro- They singled out Nixon's state- th ea ten
vide blankets - and pillows, how- ment that he will place no limi-
ever. tation on the use of American air-
The decision to eliminate this power to protect U.S. forces if By RON RIDENHOUR
service came as the policy board their safety is threatened. ITOR's NOTE: The author, a
prepared to finalize its proposal writer for Reporters News Service,
for the Regents. However, t w o U.S. Ambassador David K. E. is the ex-GI whose letters ledrto
students who had prepared a re- Bruce made a vain attempt to the investigations of the My Lai
sponse to the r a t e committee's start negotiations going on mu- massacres.
recommendations raised the pos- tual troop withdrawals from Viet- SAIGON-"Frag 'im." has be-
sibility of the elimination of laun- nam. He noted that at last Thurs- come the standard response of the
dry.services, and the board voted day's session, the North Vietna- Army's subordinates-the grunts
to decrease the hike. mese spokesman did not deny the and rear area GI's-to any action
Though the Regents were due to presence of N o r t h Vietnam's directed toward them by their,
review the proposed dormitory ;troops in Laos superiors which they consider un-
rates today, John Feldkamp, Di- Meanwhile, Vice President Spiro necessary harrassment.
rector of University Housing said T. Agnew yesterday defended the What a GI meant by "frag 'im"
it appeared that they would not South Vietnamese incursion into is to threaten, intimidate, or, if
have the time to do so. Laos, calling it "an action of self necessary, kill an NCO with a frag-
"Though we had aimed for ac- defense." mentation grenade. Other wea-
ceptance of the rates at the Re-
gents February meeting, it looks"
like other considerations, such ash
the budget, m a y supersede Re-
gental action on the housing

The Regents and an aud-
ience of over 300 yesterday
heard the views of 18 speak-
ers on the merits of the pro-
posed University-wide exten-
sion of the Office of Student
Services (OSS)policy barring
job recruiting by "profit cor-
porations operating where dis-
crimination is 1 e g a 11 y en-
Disruption of today's Regents
meeting is planned by an ad
hoc student group in support of
six demands, including the ex-
tension of the OSS policy.
The other demands of the group
-An end to the Reserve Of-
ficer Training Corps program on
-An end to war research on
-The establishment of a 24-
hour child care center;
-Student control of the course
jmart committee and;
-The donation of University fa-
cilities for anti-war organizing.
The group plans to disrupt the
meeting at 11 a.m. in the Admin-
istration bldg. The Regents de-
clined to consider the demands
when they were first presented to
them last Friday.
The OSS recruitment policy,
formulated by the OSS Policy
Board last November, forbids the
use of the OSS placement services
to any "profit corporation oper-
ating where discrimination is leg-
ally enforced on the basis of race,
color, creed or sex."
South Africa, which has a pol-
icy of apartheid, was cited as a
specific example in the policy
board's statement.
Since the policy was enacted, Un
four corporation have cancelled dis
interviews at the University. These
include General Foods, IBM, Dun
and Bradstreet, and the Ford dis
Motor Co. Th
The policy board is asking that 10,
its policy, which only applies to
OSS placement services, be ex-
tended throughout the Univer- on
sity. This decision would have we
to be made by the Regents.
The Regents also have the pow-
er to revoke the policy board's rul-
ing, which has been the source of prc
much controversy over the last
few months. don
Among the people who spoke in wit
support of expanding the policy dis
was Robert Knauss, vice president a s
for student services. app
Knauss pointed out that al- pE
though the policy goes beyond the
tra U


-Daily-David Wender
Jerry De Grieck addresses forum

Regen ts


-Associated Press
prepare to board a U.S. helicopter prior to an incursion into
Lao forces, the Laotian equivalent of the South Vietnamese Pro-
ent, rest (upper right). Van Thuy, chief of the North Vietnamese
lks gestures to newsmen following the conclusion of the 103rd ses-
n 'fragging incidents
S unpopular officers
pons: M-16's, claymore mines, "C- going on night bunker guard duty
4" plastic explosives are also used. at Chu Lai because the GI's were
Usually a "fragging" threat stealing the grenades and throw-
amounts to just that, a threat; but ing them at their superiors in-
in a growing number of cases the stead of the VC.
threats are culminating in the act In place of the frags the division
4 -^" 1 - e rriir l I A fn c -

cithjudic unit'
The Regents and the committee which has proposed the
iversity judicial system met in closed session yesterday to
cuss elements of disagreement.
No formal action was taken at the meeting and another
cussion session was tentatively scheduled for next month.
e Regents are to hold an open hearing on the subject at
this morning.
Most of the Regents expressed a willingness to "negotiate"
their proposed draft, stressing that changes they made
re not inflexible.
However, Regent Lawrence Lindemer (R-Stockbridge)
ced strong opposition to the "I



The problem was growing at such
an alarming rate in the Americal
Division's consolidated mess at
Chu Lai that, according to officers
in the division, there was a mea-
surable increase in fragging inci-
dents from week to week until Oc-
tober. In October the Division
stopped issuing "frags" to soldiers


aise frnds


rates," Feldkamp explained.-" .
Some huing administr oy pr ects
said the late change ini;uthorelakhc m m uniy p ojtet
proposal would cause dfiute

issued additional nand flares but
then those started to turn up miss-
ing also. Today GI's going on night
duty in some Americal bunkers
have neither grenades nor hand-1
Most fraggings actually occur inj
the rear areas and although the
seriousness of the situation is gen-
erally scoffed at by the brass,
young JAG (the army's judicial
branch) officers concede that the
number of fragging incidents has'
increased to an alarming rate.
An additional problem pointed to
by JAG officers is that the number
of fraggers actually caught and
brought to trial is a small fraction
of the incidents that occur. Says
one, "A grenade or claymore sim-
ply doesn't leave much physical
evidence." If a man is not seen in
the act by someone willing to talk,
there's not much chance of bring-I
ing him to trial.
Although most known cases of
fragging occur in the rear, many
also happen in the field. Fragging
in the field is known as "tightening
up" or "squaring away" officers
or NCO's who the grunts feel are
overzealous for contact with the
The strategy in Vietnam used to
be "find, fix, and destroy the ene-
my," but for most grunts and
See INCREASE, Page 10


as printing arrangements for con-

tracts and housing booklets f o r
next year have already been made.
However, Feldkamp said that a
covering letter could accompany
these to explain the recent change.
The Housing, Board, compos-
ed of eight students and three
faculty members determines the
policies of the Office of Univer-
sity Housing. All decisions made
are subject to review by the Of-

By JUANITA ANDERSON I school, legal defense fund, and a1
proposed cultural center.
'The Black Action Movement Two thousand dollars is to go
T (BAM) voted last week to attempt to the free breakfast program.
to raise $10,000 by March 21 for These funds will be used to fin-
community project support. ance the program next year, with
Through fund-raising projects total independence from the Uni-
sponsored by approximately 19 versity, according to BSU spokes-
black organizations, BAM hopes man Jean Fox,
to be able to contribute to several "Our failure to recognize that
local programs, including the our allowing these kids to go hun-I
Black Student Union free break- gry increases the chances that
fast program, black liberation our own kids will be hungry, and

fice of Student Services P o 1 i c;


L thus paves the way for our per-
sonal and collective destruction,"
Fox said.
The Free breakfast program was
initiated in the fall of 1969. Ori-
ginally sponsored by the Black
Berets, a community group, i t s
purpose was to provide breakfast
for poor children in the commun-
ity who otherwise might have to
attend school without anything to
BSU, a division of BAM, adopt-
ed the program later in the fall in
an effort to improve student-com-
munity relations.
The program presently operates
at the Ann Arbor Community
Center, Monday through Friday
from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
One thousand dollars of the pro-
posed funds, according to BAM,
will go to the black Liberation
school, while $2,000 is to go into
the legal defense fund.
"We must stuff the legal defense
fund now, in a period of relative
calm, so that we no longer have
to fall apart, go broke or miss
classes by trying to raise money
for bail bond costs as the number
of arrests increase by the day,"
Fox explained.
The remaining $5,000 is to be
spent in the building of a black
cultural center, spokesmen said.


Vice President Knauss

legal requirements for non-dis-
crimination, so does the University
in its policy formulated by Pres-
ident Fleming for placement serv-
ices. I
That policy denies placement
services to any organization that
"discriminates against any per-
son because of race, color, creed,
sex, religion, or national origin,
See REGENTS, Page 10

oposed judicial system.
Speaking only for myself, I
n't think what we've come up
h yet is a viable solution. I'm
zouraged, I would like to find
olution that has more general
eal," he said.
arlier this week, the adminis-
Ltion released the Regents re-
ed draft of the proposed judi-
,ry whichaltered several major
)ects of the plan - including
anges student "members of the
iciary committee said they
uld not accept
he judiciary committee, which
t on Tuesday to review the re-
ital draft, voiced sharp objec-
is at that time to some of the
gents revisions, and proposed
eral alternatives to the changes.
WThile the Regents retained a
element of the proposal-the
of a randomly-selected all-
dent jury-they stated that the
y would determine guilt or in-
ence and punishment by a ma-
ty vote. The committee had
posed that such decisions be
de unanimously.
n its Tuesday night session, the
iciary committee proposed a
mpromise to the Regents where-
guilt or innocence would be de-
mined unanimously, but punish-
nt would be decided by a ma-
ity vote.
nother major area of conten-
between the two groups con-
ned the section of the plan
ling with the make-up and pow-
See JUDICIARY, Page 10

Group on
women to
meet today
The University's Commission on
Women will hold an open meeting
today at 3 p.m. in the Student Ac-
tivities Bldg.
The commission, consisting of
twelve people, was established last
month to review the University's
affirmative action program sub-
mitted to the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare
last month, and to examine Uni-
versity policies which may dis,
criminate against women.
The Commission has regularly
scheduled open meetings on Fri-
days from 3-5 p.m.
Barbara Newell, special assist-
ant to the president and head of
the commission, says the meeting
agenda provides time at the end
of each meeting to hear comments
and concerns pertaining to women
of the University community.
All past meetings have b e e n
'open, according to Newell, but it
is hoped that more people will
attend the meetings now that the
commission meets at a regular


New courses
By TED STEIN LSA curricu
Train-hopping and European travel tips ed by the F
ar e among the new courses offered this One cour
semester by the local "Free University." Non-Thinke
"The Free 'U'," rejuvenated last term According
after sporadic campus appearances since pose of the
1966, "gives people a chance to learn what miliarize th
they want for their own enjoyment," says culture. The
Louise Jacobus, a member of the steering Funicello, N

uium committee are being offer-
ree U.
rse is called "Great American
g to the catalogue, "The pur-
course is to acquaint and fa-
ke student with the roots of his
e works of John Wayne, Annette
Melvin Laird, and the Pillsbury



ful hints on getting through college" with
"two years of formal schooling past kinder-
garten," Free 'U' has a course in "Elo-
quence in Speaking and Writing."
Some courses, however, are more serious.
Bev Dombkowski, born to deaf parents,
is teaching a course on the deaf.
She says that her course will center on
the education of deaf people and students

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