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Vol. LXXXI, No. 85 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 10, 1971 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

200.
By BOB SCHREINER
Dave Soderquist is a four tim
loser.
Soderquist, a sophomore major
ing in education, was recently foil
ed in his fourth consecutive at
tempt to elect psychology 171 -
a class that is a prerequisite to
several other courses he needs.
The process known as advanc
classification has not been kind to
Soderquist, who is even able to
classify early because he is a phy
sical education minor.
Remaining hopeful in spite o
his predicament, Soderquist says,
"If I can just somehow gets17
next fall, I'll only be about o ne
term behind everybody else in E
school."
Soderquist's plight, once a rare
exception, is steadily becoming
common in varying degree

LSA
throughout the Universit
e cularly in the literary col(
The number of course
- in the literary college du
- vance classification rose
for the winter term, with
suit that more students t
o before have been blocked
courses they desire.
LSA courses which lo
e ing winter term advance
o cation numbered about2
- from 86 closings during fi
pre-classification last sp
A few years ago, a stude
f be reasonably assured of
s, in thecourses he elected,
1 scheduling conflicts.
e Recently, however, a d
d classification has bencom
rowing affair, as anxious
e form lines early in the mo
g an effort to get early cou
s appointments.

courses
ty, parti- There is a fast growing aware-
ege. ness among students that advance
closings classification is strictly a "first
ring ad- come, first serve" process.
sharply The advance classification per-
the re- iod ideally enables students to re-
han ever serve course elections one t e r m
from the before the courses will be taught.
Students meet with counselors and
sed dur- elect the courses of their choice,
classifi- subject to the graduation require-
200, up ments of the University and t h e
fall term counselor's approval.
ring. There is no foolproof way of
ant could finding just how many students
a place actually receive the courses of their
barring first, and in some cases second
choice.
v a n c e According to one administrator,
e a har- almost all students check which
students courses are closed before t h ei r
rning in counseling appointments, and as a
unselling result, the counselor is usually un-
aware of what the students would

close I
have elected had all courses been
available.
But recent figures compiled by
the Office of the Registrar indi-
cate that many courses are closing
after only a small percentage of
students have passed through ad-
vance classification.
Of the courses which closed dur-
ing advance classification, 43
serve as introductory and 37 as
required courses for concentration
in a particular field.
Psychology 472 (psychology and
literature) and sociology 461 (soc-
ial movements) closed on Oct. 1,
the earliest of course closings dur-
ing the advance classification per-
iod-
The period began Sept. 28 (Oct.
27 for freshmen) and ended Dec.
3. Only eight per cent of under-
graduate student body had pre-
classified for the two courses.

ewore
Ten courses closed in the Resi-
dential College, nine of them when
only 35 per cent of students had
registered.
Psychology 442 (motivation and
behaviour) and philosophy 463
(Buddhism) closed Oct. 2, after 10
per cent had preclassified, psy-
chology 502 (selected problems)
and sociology 330 (population
problems) on Oct. 5 after 13 per
cent.
Anthropology 480 (personality
and culture) and psychology 517
(advanced laboratory) closed Oct.
6, when only 17 per cent of stu-
dents had passed through.
Altogether, 23 courses closed by
the time only one-quarter of stu-
dents had pre-classified, and 74
closed with half the students still
waiting to begin advance classifi-
cation.
LSA Assistant Dean J a m e s

W
winter,
Shaw cites a number of possible
reasons for the upswing in closed
courses, including the strain of
literary college budget cuts.
"I tend to think one of the
major problems lies in funding
enough staff in order to have suf-
ficient sections to go around,"
Shaw says. "But, that problem lies
in Lansing".
"Even if the college suddenly
found a rich uncle with a million
dollars, it would be difficult to get
any quick results," he continues.
"First it would have to be decided
just how to distribute the funds.
and where to find the additional
staff."
"To the best of my knowledge,
we have not rejected any depart-
mental appeal for supplementary
sections," explains LSA Associate
Dean Hayden Carruth, but a d d s
that there have been no depart-

term
mental appeals concerning addi-
tional sections for the winter term.
He explains that "barring psysical
constraints such as classroom size
and availability of equipment, we
do what we can to try and open
additional sections."
"Generally we do everything pos-
sible to guarantee that students
will get into courses they must
get into in order to achieve their
educational objectives," Carruth
says.
Shaw believes the budget c u t
far from represents the w h o 1 e
reason for the closed course in-
crease, however. Other 'reasons he
gives include:
0 A possible increase in the
number of students passing
through the advance classification
process;
* A continuing fallout f r om
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-Associated Press
Mr. Pig cones to Washington
A North Carolina farmer restrains a squirming pig in front of the White House
yesterday as disgruntled hog farmers protested low prices for their animals. A heavy
police guard stood by amid reports the group might let a hog or two loose on the
White House lawn, but no trouble develop ed.
CO-DEFENDANT IN CASE:
Ma ge says he was asked
to lie to convict Davis

U.S. aircraft
bombs site in
N. Vietnam
SAIGON (EP) - A U.S. fighter-bomber fly-
ing escort for B52 aircraft attacking the Ho
Chi Minh trail in Laos fired on a North
Vietnamese missile site at Mu Gia pass, 70
miles inside North Vietnam, the U.S. Com-
mand reported yesterday.
The base was equipped with Sam mis-
sles, the only ones possessed by the North
Vietnamese capable of hitting the high-fly-
ing B52 Stratofortresses.
The attack took place Friday at the pass,
which is the funnel for the Hi Chi M i n h
supply trail of eastern Laos. The command
said an F105 Thunderbird's electronic equip-
ment detected that North Vietnamese radar
was locked in on the B52s.
The F105 sent two missiles flying at the
target. The command said no North Viet-
namese missile was fired and it did not know
the results of the F105 attack. It was the
first strike at North Vietnam since Nov. 30.
The Sratofortresses have been pressing
saturation raids on the trail for three
months in an attempt to arrest the flow of
men and supplies from Norh Vietnam to
Cambodia and South Vietnam.
This development came as Defense Sec-
retary Medvin R. Laird conferred with
Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, Gen. Creigh-
ton W. Abrams, U.S. commander in Viet-
nam, and other officials on ways to speed
the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.
Informed sources said the United States
will pull out 20,000 combat troops from the
Saigon region in the next four months and
deactivate a\ major tactical headquarters in
a speed-up of the withdrawal.
The withdrawal will end the U.S. combat
role in the 3rd Military Region a r o u n d
Saigon. Only 5,000 combat troops will re-
main and these will provide security for
U.S. installations.
Laird has said he hopes to reduce U.S.
forces to 250,000 or less by next summer.
There are now 335,800 Americans in Viet-
nam.
Laird's meeting with U.S. officials at com-
mand headquarters on the edge of Saigon
was devoted to a study of the Vietnamiza-
tion program under which South Vietnamese
take over the combat role, the latest mili-
tary situation and U.S. troop withdrawals.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. OP)-A co-defendant
of Angela Davis has sworn that he was
offered immunity from a possible death
penalty if he would perjure himself to con-
vict Davis.
The statement was made by a San Quen-
tin inmate accused of murdering a judge in
the Aug. 7 shoot-out at Marin County Civic
Center in a court affidavit, it was disclosed
yesterday.
Ruchell Magee, 31, also charged that
prison guards and sheriff's deputies acci-
dentally killed Judge Harold Haley and three
others in an attempt to kill him.
Magee said the offer of immunity was
made by Sausalito attorney Leonard Bjork-
lund, later appointed to represent him, on
behalf of Marin County Superior Court
Judges Joseph Wilson and Warren McGuire.
Bjorklund expressed shock at learning of
the charges yesterday, saying: "These alle-
gations are absolutely false.
"Mr. Magee has at absolutely no time
communicated with me concerning these
charges and I have been absolutely unable
to communicate with him. It is because of
this complete lack of communication that
I have asked the court to withdraw as his
attorney.":
Bjorklund made the request to withdraw
last Tuesday at the continuing arraignment
of Davis on charges of murder, kidnap and
conspiracy in the shootout. Judge Wilson
has taken the request under advisement.
Davis, 26-year-old former UCLA philoso-
phy instructor, is charged with furnishing
the four guns used in the escape attempt,
though not actually being present during
the crime. Under California law, an accom-
plice is as guilty as the person who actually
commits a crime.
Magee, who has consistently rejected
court-appointed counsel, made the accusa-
tion in a motion he prepared himself. seek-

him immune to prosecution and to grant
him parole.
"Also the same attorney threatened peti-
tioner's life with the gas chamber . . . if
petitioner did not lie on Angela Davis etc."
the motion said.
Magee said, however, he "refused to ent'r
into such conspiracy and stated that he
was not going to frame Davis for nobody
and further he ran Bjorklund out of the
room."
Magee declared under penalty of perjury
that the charge was true. He said he also
filed a complaint against Bjorklund with
the California State Bar.
In a related petition, Magee said: "San
Quentin prison white racist guards and
Marin County sheriffs killed one Judge
Harold J. Haley and three other human be-
ings in an attempt to kill appellant Ruchell
Magee to (A) prevent him from exposing
his flagrant racism slavery conviction, (B)
reaching the people and exposing the crimi-
nal acts used by judicial and prison offi-
cials ...

-Associated Press
Police arrest chicanos
Los Angeles police arrest several people near the Los Angeles Civic Center yesterday
as a rock-throwing melee erupts at the end of a march by chicinos protesting police
brutality. More than a score were taken into custody as numerous plate glass windows
were smashed.
PROGRAMS TO CONTINUE:
Unknown vandals daSm1age
Soistis School, equipment

strike
Local contract
ends Jan. 14
By SARA FITZGERALD
A strike by the University's 2,700 ser-
vice and maintenance employes now
seems imminent as members of the
employe's union voted overwhelmingly
last night to give their bargaining com-
mittee the authorization to call a strike
if deemed necessary.
The contract for Local 1583 of the Aneri-
can Federation of State, County, and Mu-
nicipal Employes (AFSCME) will expire
Thursday, two weeks after the original
expiration date of Dec. 31. The University
and AFSCME agreed .Dec. 30 to extend the
contract to allow more time to reach agree-
ment on the new contract.
Prior to Dec. 31, negotiations had been
conducted for more than 200 hours. Since
the two-week extension, negotiators have
met in both day and night sessions.
However, Charles McCracken, president
of Local 1583, reported at last night's union
meeting, attended by several hundred em-
ployes that the University and the union had
still not reached agreement on approxi-
mately 60 non-economic issues, and that the
union had not yet even presented its wage
proposal.
University spokesmen declined to comment
on the union's action.
McCracken said he could anticipate an-
other contract extension, but only if the
University agreed'to extend all benefits of
the new contract back to Jan. 1, when the
new contract should have come into effect.
He said that the union would also con-
sider extending the contract if the Univer-
sity and AFSCME were apart on only two
or three issues by Thursday.
However, McCracken said, "I honestly
don't think we're going to make it.
McCracken told union members that the
union would try to get an average wage
increase of $2.80 over a three year period
or $2 over two years. He said that the in-
crease would not be across-the-board but
would instead attempt to -equalize different
pay scales which now exist within the same
job classification.
To help facilitate negotiations, the union
requested Friday that a state mediator be
called in. The mediator, Richard Terapin of
the Michigan Employment Relations Com-
mission (MERC) was appointed Dec. 30,
though his services were not considered nec-
essary until now.
See AFSCME, Page 10
IRS acts to strip
Yippie's fund
of tax exemption
WASHINGTON UP) - The federal gov-
ernment has moved to strip tax-exempt
status from Yippie co-founder Jerry Rubin's
charitable foundation on grounds the char-
ity is Jerry Rubin.

By ZACHARY SCHILLER
Co-director of Solstis School Paul Kan-
nen reported yesterday that the experi-
mental school had been broken into and
ransacked.
The unknown vandals broke the upper
section of a kitchen door to enter and
sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher
on the ground floor, wrecking equipment
and damaging a piano recently donated to
the school.
The intruders also stole a stereo and re-
cords. The cold air coming through the
door froze many of the pipes in the build-

CHINA WEEK

ing. Water from the pipes gushed out and
covered the basement floor six inches deep.
Clean-up workers pumped water out of
the basement all yesterday afternoon, but
a bicycle, air conditioner and other equip-
ment in the basement was damaged.
Kannen said that "he had no idea who
had done it or why," but he felt that "the
whole thing seems sort of foolish."
Ro Lee, the other director of Solstis, said
that although people had tried to get equip-
ment out of the school before, "there had
never been anything like this."
Kannen noted that" although "a lot of
things have been semi-wrecked," the van-
dalism would not permanently affect the
programs being run at the school. He ex-
plained that the damage is "another stone
in the road" in the operation of the school.
The damage was first noticed Saturday
afternoon by two Solstis workers who walked
by and saw water gushing out of the win-
dows. No one has been at the school for a
week because the building was being re-
wired.
Kannen was unsure of when the school
was broken into, but it appeared to him
from the amount of water that the dam-
age was committed a few days before.
Solstis is starting operations tomorrow in
the Student Activities Building and the Re-
sidiential College but Kannen made a plea

Program studies Mao's China

By ANDY ZACK
In an effort to provide the Uni-
versity community with informa-
tion on China's Maoist revolution
and China's current role in t h e
world, two campus groups will to-
day open China Week, a week-
long study program.
The project, according to i t s
mnnnsnrs Amerien Revnitinnary

lection of mixed-media events,
films, talk and panel discussions,
and guerrilla theatre actions. In
the six workshops scheduled, par-
ticipants will discuss such topics
as "Women in China and Amer-
ica," 'People's Medicine in China
and America." and "Education for
Liberation."
"This is the first time in the
Trio 7 L afo th t a n - -rrr m o

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