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Vol. LXXXI, No. 130

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 12, 1971

Ten Cents

Ten Pages




rules invoked






Charges have been filed
against a University student
for allegedly violating the Re-
gents' interim disciplinary
rules during a demonstration
outside the Administration
Bldg. Feb. 19.
The action marks the first use
of the controversial rules since
their inception in April, 1970. A
key provision of the rules provides
for adjudication by a hearing of-
ficer appointed by the University
The charge was filed by Russell
Downing, a University security of-
ficer, against John Eustis '73. The
case will be investigated by Uni-
versity attorney Craig Christen-
sen, who will issue a formal com-
plaint if he finds Eustis in vio-
lation of any of the rules.
Eustis is also facing charges in
civil court of assaulting an of-
ficer during the demonstration,
which began when a crowd of stu-
dentshwere prevented from enter-
ing the Regents meeting in the
Administration Bldg.
Both students and faculty mem-
bers have voiced strong criticisms
of the rules, which were formulat-
ed by the Regents without input
from either group.
Controversy has.also focused on
what opponents charge is a denial
of basic rights that defendants
should have in judicial proceed-
These include trial by one's
+peers and the guaranteed right of
the defendant to be present at his
f trial. The rulese allow for the
hearing officer to bar the defend-
ant from the trial if he becomes
"disruptive" and to hold the trial
without him if he fails to appear.j
The February meeting was the
Regent's regular open session, but
the Administration Bldg. was lock-
ed and guarded and students were
told that to enter they had to have
received a pass the day before
the meeting.
Two other persons were arrest-
ed as a result of the demonstra-
tion, where city policemen, Uni-I
versity security officers, and de-
monstrators skirmished.
Stephen Winter, '71, arrested
during the action, is being tried in
civil court on charges of obstruct-
ing and resisting a police officer,
and Peter Denton, Grad., who was
arrested two weeks after the de-
See STUDENTS, Page 10

Some 90 students and faculty members last night ap-
proved a march on next week's Senate Assembly meeting, to
protest classified and military research at the University.
The ad hoc group stressed non-violence as the tone of the
tactics, which will include leafletting and information ses-
Meanwhile, the faculty fast protesting war research on
campus entered its second day yesterday. Spokesmen said

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
PARTICIPANTS at a mass meeting last night discuss strategies and possible actions for their cam-
paign to end classified and war research on campus.

-Daily-Andy Sacks
RUSSELL DOWNING, a University security officer who has filed
charges against a student, is shown at the Administration Bldg.
where the demonstration from which the charge stems took place.
bll1 barely wn
sIn State Senate
LANSING (A) - Abortion Reform advocates won a five-
year battle in the Michigan Senate yesterday with narrow
. passage of a bill allowing women residents to obtain abor-
tions for any reason during the first three months of preg-
The 20-17 vote, exactly the number needed for passage,
brought cheers from some women in the Senate gallery and
capped nearly three hours of wrangling over pro-


last night that some 62 prsons
that 515 have signed a petition
against classified research at
the University.
Over 80 demonstrated support
for the fast yesterday at a rally
in the Fishbowl.
The resolution for the march
passed last night, stressing the
statement that "Our presence
should be vigorous but non-disrup-
tive." After the march, another
mass meeting is planned to dis-
cuss further strategies.
Jerry De Grieck, Student Gov-I
ernment Council .executive vice
president and Jim Brugh of Brain
Mistrust, a radical research group,
were elected to address Senate
Assembly on b e h a l f of the
A number of strategies were
adopted to aid in recruiting student
support for Tuesday night's action.
Dorm rap sessions, guerrilla
theater, and a publicity campaign
are planned.
A multi-page educational leaflet
which will include a map of the
Willow Run research labs, and the
names, addresses and telephone
numbers of members of the Clas-
sified Research Committee and
University personnel engaged in
war research will be written.
Also, non-disruptive classroom
rap sessions are planned. The
group asked that students request
that their classes discuss the issue,
and that sympathetic faculty invite
speakers into the classrooms.
An 11-person steering committee
was selected at the session to help
coordinate the chosen tactics and
prepare the leaflets. The members
were selected on a "political ba-
sis," listing their political affilia-
tions, but they presumably will
represent the group as a whole.
A proposal which called for a
See RESEARCH, Page 10

. .

Black Liberation Week, spon-
sored by the University's Center
for Afro-America and African Stu-
dies, from March 14 through
March 21, will be highlighted by
Amiri Imamu Baraka (Leroi
Jones) on Tuesday night.
According to a press release
issued by the Center, the purpose
of the 'week is to "highlight the
directions being charted by Black
people and their future. The aim
of Black Liberation week is to
celebrate contemporary move-
ments in Black art and to deliber-
ate on contemporary movements
in Black social thought."

have now joined the fast, and
unit plans


ong program to
0,black culture

Baraka, a prominent poet, play-
wright, and novelist, is the fea-
tured speaker of the week. Ap-
pearing with Baraka will be Ola-
tunji, his musical group and his
African Dance Troupe. Olatunji
is the founder of the Center for
African Culture in Harlem.
Another major event of the
week will be the appearance of the
National Black Theatre of Har-
lem, founded and directed by Bar-
bara Teer. The troupe will per-
form in the Michigan Union Ball-
room on Saturday evening, March
Anthro Prof. Gloria Marshall,
chief organizer of the week's ac-

Protest set
in La nsing
A march to the State Capitol
to demand repeal of the state's
abortion laws is scheduled by a
coalition of women's groups for to-

posed amendments.
The bill now goes to the house,
where proponents fear Speaker
W i 11 i a m Ryan, (D-Detroit),
a staunch Roman Catholic, will
shuttle it off to a hostile com-
mittee and certain death.
Sen. James Fleming, (R-Jack-
son), most vocal opponent of re-
form, charged the bill would "al-
low back-street abortionists to
operate with impunity."
Senate Democratic Leaderl

Paris talks deteriorate

tivities, said she was "very excit-
ed" about the prospects for the
week. She said that it was the
"first time ever than we here in
Ann Arbor have pulled together"
such an outstanding group of
black artists.
She added that it was "very
important for the University com-
munity in general, both black and
white, to support the week's ac-
A concert on Sunday will begin
the week's activities. The concert
will be given by the Harambee
singers of Atlanta, Georgia. On
Monday, Black poets Don L e e,
Novella Hill, and Greg Hardin
will read from their works.
In addition to the appearance
of Baraka, a symposium will be
held on the "Technological Needs
of the Black World."
Wednesday's activities will fea-
ture South African poet Keora-
petse Kgositsile, and readings from
Dave Wesley and Cowboy Walker
'73. Wesley is president of the
Black Student Union.
That night symposium "B 1 a c k
Education" will be moderated by
Harry Miasl, principal of North-
side elementary school. Featured
in the symposium will be Howard
Fuller from Malcolm X Liberation
University in Greensboro, N.C.,
and James Garnett from the Cen-
ter for Black Education in Wash-
ington, D.C.
Thursday morning there will be
a symposium on 'Black Art', fea-
turing painters Jon Lockard,
Charles McGee, James Lee, Al
See AA, Page 7

The Housing Policy Board yes-
terday endorsed a proposal that the
University build 1,000 units of low-
cost apartments north of Huron
High School by 1975.
The Regents now must approve
the new proposal before it is sub-
mitted to the Office of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD).
The proposal provides that these
apartments be funded by HUD's
College Housing Program. No
building cost for the University is
Accordingly, the University would
get a commercial loan to build the
housing, and the government would
pay all but three per cent interest
on the loan. Apartment rents would
then be scaled to reimburse the
loan and the three per cent in-
The Housing Policy Board would
then decide on such things as:
washing machines, vending ma-
chines, a daycare center, and a
playground for the units and the
site itself.
The proposal was criticized for
not being democratic by audience
members at the board's open meet-
ing. Apartment rates of $230 a
month for a three-bedroom apart-
ment were called practically in-
affordable for many University
staff members.
Dr. Peter Ostafin, assistant di-
rector of student-community re-
lations, argued that the plan was
to be evaluated step-by-step.
The first stage calls for 250 low-
cost apartments to be completed
by 1972. Expressing confidence on
the apartment plan, Ostafin com-
mented that private housing has
doubled in the last decade "be-
cause it provided what the stu-
dents wanted, namely, apartment
Members of TU and RIP opted
to include community people in
the apartments, saying that the
purpose of the proposed apart-
ments should be partly to change
the image of the University as an
upper middle class-oriented insti-
The HUD rule, however, classi-
fies the proposal as college hous-
ing for college students and col-
lege employes exclusively.
Many of the thirty persons who
attended the meeting expressed
fears that the proposal, which
has gone smoothly so far, would
meet snags at the Regents' meet-

Coalition spokeswomen estimate George Fitzgerald of G r o sse
hatetwenp5k0swman2st0willj Pointe condemned the bill as one
that between 500 and 2,000 w allowing the state to "mess with
assemble to support the demands, moral problems."
which include : free and legal "If ever we had a lawthat
abortion on demand; no forced legislates morality, it's the present
sterilization; and the repeal of all law from 1846," retorted Sen. Gil-
existing abortion laws. bert Bursley, (R-Ann Arbor),
The march is not affected by sponsor of the reform measure.
yesterday's passage of an abortion After long, emotional debate last
reform bill by the State Senate, a year, the Senate voted 19-17
coalition spokeswoman said. against a similar proposal to re-
Buses to Lansing will leave from vise the Michigan law allowing
campus tomorrow morning. Tick- abortions only to save the life of
ets are on sale in the fishbowl. the mother.

as allI
By The Associated Press
The Paris peace talks reached
their most tenuous point to date
yesterday as all.delegates but U.S.
Ambassador David Bruce avoided
the regular weekly session.
North Vietnam and the Provis-
ional Revolutionary Government
of South Vietnam (PRG) appar-
ently boycotted in response to the
recent invasion of Laos and the
threat of a South Vietnamese in-
vasion of North Vietnam.
It was unclear why the South
Vietnamese delegate, Pham Dang
Lam, failed to attend the talks,
as officials would say only that
"he was indisposed."


North Vietnamese Chief nego-
tiator Xuan Thuy and Provisional
Revolutionary government nego-
tiator Nguyen Thi Binh were both
absent for the second week in suc-
Thuy's deputy, Nguyen Minh
Vy, said Thuy's boycott was meant
as a protest against President Nix-
on's plans to "carry the war to
North Vietnam."
Madame Binh was absent on a
visit to Romania, but her deputy
commented that "I am convinced
that the Chinese . . . government
will give all the aid and all the
support nescesary for the strug-
gle of the Vietnamese and Indo-


U.S. boycott

chinese peoples against their ag-
Bruce denounced the boycott,
saying, "Apparently you prefer
propaganda maneuvers to serious
discussion. I therefore have noth-
ing further to say at this time."
American officials said a con-
tinuing boycott of the talks by
Hanoi's chief negotiator was seen
as signal that North Vietnam has
no interest in any serious discus-
sions at this time.
Observers believer, on the other
hand, that a U.S. de-emphasis on
the talks and its emphasis on
the military aspects of the w a r
had discouraged activity at the
talks and caused the boycott.
North Vietnamese and PRG
speakers said repeatedly that Pre-
sident Nixon and South Viet-
namese President Nguyen Val
Thieu were planning "adventurous
acts of war" against North Viet-
nam and said that this was a
threat to world peace.
Last week Vy also said Thuy's
absence was a protest against
"threats and acts of war" by the
Nixon administration. North Viet-
namese officials declined to s a y
whether Thuy would return to
the talks next week.
In a brief speech, in what turn-
ed out to be the shortest session
of the talks on record, B r u c e
also said the United States is pre-
pared at any time to negotiate on
a cease-fire, troop withdrawals,
release of prisoners, a political
settlement and the convening of a

Grads to vote on

new gov't-

New head of
Flint named
William Moran, assistant execu-
tive vice-president at the State
University of New York (SUNY)
at Stony Brook, has been named
to the newly-created position of
chancellor of the University's
Flint College.
The appointment, made public
yesterday by University President
Robben Fleming, will take effect
July 1. Moran was among the
nominees of a committee set up to
fill the post.
Fleming praised Moran's experi-
ence as planner and budget direc-
tor at the Stony Brook campus as
"excellent qualifications" for his
new post.
Moran, an alumnus of the Uni-
versity's business school, has also
had experience advising large cor-
porations in management ap-
praisal, corporate policy and plan-
ning studies.

A proposal for a new Rackham Student
Government will be presented for ratifica-
tion by students enrolled in the school in
the upcoming Student Government Coun-
cil elections.
The proposal, formulated by a group of
graduate students who are dissatisfied with
their representation in the G r a d u a t e
Assembly (GA), specifies that "the Rack-
ham Student Government shall, within
Rackham, be the legal successor of Grad-
uate Assembly," if approved by a majority
of those eligible students who vote on the

and a group of students enrolled in var-
ious graduate programs, will be heard by
CSJ on March 25th.
Michael Davis, a philosophy graduate
student and a principal figure in the de-
velopment of the proposal for the Rack-
ham Student Government, says that the
new organization would "take up functions
which GA should have performed and
Davis says that the new government will
be superior to the existing structure in
being specifically responsible to students
in Rackham college, who presently have

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