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MILITARY RESEARCH
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Vol. LXXXI, No. 129 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 11, 1971 Ten Cents

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China

gives

War

research

aid

pledge

protests

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By The Associated Press
Reports from Tokyo yesterday said that the People's
Republic of China had promised North Vietnam "all out
support and assistance" if the United States continues "ex-
panding'its war" in Indochina.
The promise was said to have been made in a joint
Peking-Hanoi communique following a visit to the North
Vietnamese capital last weekend by Chinese Premier Chou
En Lai.
The communique said the Chinese and North Vietnamese
had discussed "how to deal with possible military adventures"
by the United States and reached "completely identical
views." It did not spell out what these views were.

TFs talk, to'
Smith on
standards
By MICHAEL GRUPE
Representatives from the Grad-
uate Assistant's Coordinating
Committee (GACC) met with Vice
President for Academic Affairs Al-
lan Smith Tuesday to present their
objections to a proposal by Smith
that would standardize procedures
involving appointments of grad-
uate assistants.
According to Smith, the pro-
posal "began as a staff paper"
from his office and is an attempt
to "bring order out of the chaos
presently surrounding graduate
Sappointments."
However, members of GACC re-
presenting- about 20 departments,
primarily from the literarycol-
lege, have- reported collecting
nearly 600 signatures opposed to
the Smith proposal.
Daniel Fox, a statistics teaching
fellow; said of the meeting, "pro-
gress h'as been made and some
points iNave been conceded.,How-
ever, the two major points at is-
sue still remain unresolved and
subject to further negotiations."
Those two issues are a propos-
ed 32-month limitation on grad-
uate assistant appointments and
the exclusion of graduate assist-
ants from participation in the
formulation of the proposal.
However, when contacted about
these allegations, Smith pointed
out that the 32-month appoint-
ment limit may be extended ano-
ther 24 months at the discretion
of the dean and termed a "mis-
conception" the belief that grad-
uate students are being excluded
from contributing to the propos-
al.
Smith called the proposal "a
good outline of the kinds of things
that need to be covered," adding
that "surely modifications will be
made."
GACC representatives h a v e
formally requested that the cur-
rent proposal be withdrawn, sug-
gesting that final action be de-
layed until the Fall term if ne-
cessary.
They also suggested the possi-
bility that a revision of the pro-
posal be submitted to the students
as a referendum.
To this Smith responded by
saying the new proposal "is not
the kind of document presented
as a referendum," and insisted
that "under no circumstances
See TFs, Page 10

Meanwhile, a U.S. spokesman
offered Peking new public assur-
ance yesterday that the United
States is not planning any mili-
tary %ction in Southeast Asia which
would threaten China.
"We do not have under considera-
tion any action that would pose a
threat to the People's Republic of
China," said Robert J. McCloskey,
State Department press officer.
McCloskey was asked at a news
conference whether the Peking-
Hanoi communique demonstrated
concern over a possible South Viet-
namese invasion of North Vietnam
__a possibility which has been
speculated on in Washington and
Saigon in recent weeks, although
U.S. officials discount it.
McCloskey said he could not say
what the North Vietnamese and
Chinese have in mind but they had
not specifically mentioned any such
concern. He reiterated recent U.S.
statements that the present U.S.
South Vietnamese operation in
Laos does not threaten China.
McCloskey said under question-
ing that the United States has not
sent any assurances on these points
to Red China through diplomatic
channels. But he said he was con-
fident this government's public
statements were fully reported by
American news media and were
well known to the Chinese leaders.
"These statements are made with
the greatest seriousness and sin-
cerity," McCloskey said. "We place
great reliance on the media that
report our statements for their ac-
curacy and timeliness."
In Laos, the North Vietnamese
are reported to have stepped up
pressure on royal Laotian army
troops fighting about 80 miles south
of the South Vietnamese drive into1
that country.l

-Daily-Tom Stantn
MEDICAL PROF. IRWIN GOLDSTEIN, one of the 25 faculty members who began a week-long fast
yesterday to protest military and classified research at the University, addresses last night's forum
on the issue.

Forum

urges abolition

of

classified

projects

By KENNETH COHEN
Opponents of classified and
military research at the University
presented their views last night to
an audience of 75 who attended
a forum on the recently-revived
issue.
The forum, which featured stu-
dent and faculty opponents of
classified research, was a prelude
to a mass organizational meeting
to be held tonight and the presen-
tation of a petition at the Senate
Assembly meeting next Monday
urging the faculty representative
body to press for the abolition of
classified research.
Moderator Marty Scott, presi-
dent of S t u d e n t Government

Council, said at the start of the
forum. that- organizers had been
unsuccessful in their efforts to
arrange for proponents of classi-
fied research, specifically Univer-
sity research administrators, to
appear and present their side of
the issue.
Prof. Irwin Goldstein, one of
several faculty members who is
engaging in a week-long fast in
protest against classified research,
condemned the University's main-
tenance of such research centers
as Willow Run in Ypsilanti and
Cooley Electronics Lab on North
Campus.
He also spoke out against the
Senate Assembly Classiifed Re-
search Committee, formed two

City officials discuss new views

on police a
By ALAN LENHOFF
Charges of police brutality level-
ed at an Ann Arbor policeman for
his action during last year's Black
Action Movement (BAM) class
strike have once again become a
subject of concern among city of-
ficials.
During a demonstration of BAM
supporters, the officer, Patrolman
John Pear, allegedly attempted to
strike a black University student
already pinned to the ground by
another officer.
Following two city investigations
of the incident, no legal action was
taken against Pear, although a
written reprimand was placed in
his file by his superiors.
Recently, however, the case re-
turned to the city's attention after

ction in BAM incident

years ago to be a clearinghouse
for all classified research.
"The committee is a truly con-
servative force; despite its stated.
mandate to forbid all contracts
whose evident aim is to kill or in-
jure human beings, it has failed
to turn down a single research
project in the last year," Gold-
stein charged.
Goldstein contended that the
committee, which is due to make
its annual report to the Senate
Assembly at next week's meeting,
is a "smokescreen to make classi-
fied research projects respectable
projects on the campus. com-
munity."
He maintained that the 1967
report which originally gave rise
to the research committee, pro-
vides several escape clauses by
which classified research contracts
are wrongfully approved.
Jim Brugh of the Brain Mistrust'
condemned military research from
a more ideological point of view
and dismissed the secrecybaspect.
"I make no distinction between
classified and unclassified re-
search; there is no real differ-
ence," he said.
Asking the audience to consider
the question in a "broader politi-
cal overview," Brugh detailed
what he called the U.S.'s role in
opposing revolutionary movements
in the last 20 years. "According to
Brugh, the future portends more
of the same, supported by the
'technicians of death.'"
Both Brugh and Dave Chudwin,
'72, discussed at length the many
and varied pieces of electronic
equipment developed at the Uni-
versity and which have ulayed a
substantial role in the U.S.'s mili-
tary efforts.

By TONY SCHWARTZ
Some 25 faculty members
began a week - long fast at
noon yesterday, the first ac-
tion in a recently-organized
campaign by students and fac-
ulty members opposed to clas-
sified and military research at
the University.
During an hour-long vigil in the
Fishbowl, the faculty members and
student supporters talked infor-
mally with interested people and
solicited signatures for a petition
which they will present to the
Regents and Senate Assembly, the
faculty's representative body.
The petition calls for:
-An end to federally funded
military and classified research at
the University;
-The opening of University re-
search facilities to all qualified
faculty or students; and
-The removal of security clear-
ance as a precondition for student
or faculty participation in feder-
ally financed research.
In addition to their fast and pe-
tition activities, the group last
night held a forum on classified
research at the University which
over 75 persons attended.
Meanwhile, the Graduate As-
sembly', a bodyof graduate stu-
dents, last night attacked a "loop-
hole" in the present Regental
policy on classified research, call-
ing for the elimination of the
word "specific" from the Regental
policy.
The policy now reads:
"The University will not enter
into any contract the specific pur-
pose of which is to kill human life
or incapacitate human beings."
GA will make its recommenda-
tion to Senate Assembly, the Sen-
ate Advisory Committee on Uni-
versity Affairs, which is the top
faculty body, and the Senate As-
sembly Classified Research Com-
mittee.
Senate Assembly will meet this
Monday and Tuesday to consider
the majority and minority reports
of the research committee and to
debate the appropriateness of con-
tinued classified and military re-
search at the University.
According to the majority re-
port, the committee this year ap-
proved a record number of clas-
sified projects at the University.
History Prof. Gerhard Weinberg,
president of Assembly, said that
speakers from the group of pro-
testers will probably be allowed to
address next week's meetings. '
The protesters plan to spend each
noon hour of their week-long fast
at the Fishbowl in order to talk
about classified research with those
who are interested.
A participant and organizer of
the fast, history, Prof. Sam Warner,
explained, "We are taking things
one at a time." Organizers are
hopeful of increasing support over
the next week and of effecting
wider dissemination of the petition.
Another organizer of the fast
said that accurate numbers of
those on the fruit juice fasting are
not being tallied, but that approxi-
mately 35 red armbands, signify-
ing participation in the fast, were
handed out yesterday.

-Associated Press
Agnew tabled
Republican members of the Maryland legislature yesterday ob-
jected to this touched up portrait of Vice President Spiro Agnew,
which was prominently displayed until then in a county delegation
room in the Capitol building in Annapolis.

State Senate to
debate abortion
LANSING () - The state Senate is scheduled to begin
initial 'debate today on legislation that would legalize abortion
during the first four months of pregnancy.
The bill would allow a woman resident to obtain a legal
abortion-to be performed by a licensed doctor in a facility
licensed by the state Public Health Department-for any
reason during the first four lunar months of her pregnancy.
Abortions would be allowed after that time, .about 112 days,
only to save the mother's life.
The bill, similar to the one defeated last year in the
Senate after long and emo- $

egin11

REFORM BILL:

Boycott of A&P ends;
hair policy unchanged

a television newsfilm of the inci-
dent was shown at the trial of the
student, Thaddeaus (T.R.) Har-
rison.
Harrison was convicted of felo-
nious assault Jan. 29 and will be
sentenced in Washtenaw County
Circuit Court Friday.
Some complaints were received
by Mayor Robert Harris claiming
that the film proved the charges
of police brutality. This prompted
city officials to view the film
frame-by'frame several weeks ago.
After seeing the film, City Ad-
ministrator GuyhLarcom Jr. con-
cluded "that indeed the actions of
the officer were in fact more ser-
ious than described" in his report
on the incident.
Last October, Larcom conducted
and wrote a lengthy investigation
of the incident which concluded
that the city should not take ac-
tion against Pear, citing the tense-
ness of the situation and the mood
of the crowd as justifying Pear's
action.
Subsequent to Larcom's report,
the city dropped all charges
against the officer.
The newsfilm had been viewed
by Larcom and others prior to the
release of that report, but it had
never been v i e w e d frame-by-
frame. Larcom emphasized that
the film gives a far different im-
pression when viewed at normal
speed.
However, Larcom stressed that
present discussion of the case
would not lead to any new action
against the officer.
"I am convinced that to open
the case is not sound personnel
practice and after consultation'
with the attorneys I believe itl

fist

appeared to be trying to protect
Harrison from Pear.
The second swing showed Har-
rison violently jerk his head as
the club came near his head. It
was not clear whether Harrison
had recoiled from a blow, or
whether he had moved his head
to avoid the club.
The president of the Ann Arbor
Police Officers Association
(AAPOA), Detective Jerry Wright
charged last week that Harris is
attempting to "buy" the votes of
blacks and students by re-opening
the incident one month before he
runs for re-election.
"The tragic fact about this in-
cident is that a fine, courageous
police officer has been smeared
and portrayed as a kind of psy-
chological misfit," Wright said.

tion-ridden debate, was a sub-
stitute for a measure intro-
duced by Sen. Gilbert Bursley
(R-Ann Arbor) .
The Senate Health Committee
approved one significant change
from Bursley's original bill, elimi-
nating the proposed 90-day mini-
mum residency requirement. The
bill now stipulates only that a
woman must be a resident of the
state to qualify for a legal abor-
tion."
Committee Chairman Alvin De-
grow (R-Pigeon) said that a wo-
man might, therefore, qualify for
a legal abortion if she had been
in the state for a period of time
less than the 90 days previously
suggested.
The legislation was reported un-
expectedly to the Senate floor late
Monday.
The bill was approved 3-1 by the
Senate Committee on Health, So-
cial Services and Retirement.
See STATE, Page 10

Pot guideline
suggested by
Atty. General
By ZACH SCHILLER
Responding to a question of
constitutionality on Ann Arbor's
new marijuana ordinance, Attor-
ney General Frank Kelley recently
ruled that any city in the state
may lower its penalties for the
possession of marijuana as long
as it identifies a "local problem"
which renders the state. mari-
juana laws impractical.
According to Mayor Robert Har-
ris, Kelley's ruling is simply a sug-
gestion and is not binding on the
city in any way.
The Ann Arbor City Council'
See KELLY, Page 10

FACULTY, ADMINISTRATORS

Panel

begins

study Of U' budget

By JIM McFERSON
The three-week old boycott
of the E. Huron St. A&P has
ended with no change in the
store's policy of barring 1 o n g-
haired men from employment.
According to A&P employes,
business was reduced by as
much as 50 per cent during the
first week of the boycott, but
the store's current intake is only
a little less than normal.
The boycott was organized to
protest the suspension of three
employes who refused to t r i m

ing that the store will simply
not rehire -them.
"I'm disappointed that t h e
boycott ended - not because of
my job, but because the store
shouldn't be able to get away
with shit like that," said Bob
Quiroz, one of the suspended
employes.
Another suspended employe,
Art Wightman, who was also the
organizer of the boycott, is now
"going through the channels" in
an attempt to get his job back.
Wightman has written letters,
made phone calls and tried to

By ROBERT SCHREINER.
After lying dormant since its formation last
summer, the group charged with examining the
University's budget-making process and advis-
ing the administration on budgetary decision-mak-
ing has begun to meet on a regular basis.
The Commission on Resource Allocation-vir-
tually unknown to the University community for
the past 10 months-has come into the limelight
recently in view of Governor Milliken's proposed
drastic cutback in the University's budget re-
quest for next year.
The commission, presently composed of faculty

making recommendations for new procedures,"
says commission member Wilbur Pierpont, vice-
president and chief financial officer of the uni-
versity.
Another member, LSA Dean Sussman explains
that "at the moment the commission is consult-
ing concerned groups on campus and receiving
input in order to determine strategies."
With a great many faculty members concerned
over the possible adverse effect of the proposed
budget cutback on such items as salary increases,
teaching loads and class size, there is a growing
concern for increased input into the budget-

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