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. Viet
By The Associated Press
Increased pressure from communist
forces has forced the South Vietnamese
troops now in Laos to retreat eastward
toward their own border.
Allied field officers said Lt. Gen.
Hoang Zuan Lam, northern corps com-
mander who directs the Laotian opera-
tion, had given an order to abandon
Lolo, a fire base nine miles southeast of
Sepone, and go directly to Landing Zone
Brown, five miles east.
Saigon had denied a report that the
" 1st Regiment of the 1st Infantry Divi-
sion had left Lolo, but South Vietnamese
and U.S. officers in the north confirmed
the walkout reports.
North Vietnamese gunners had open-
ed up such heavy fire that U.S. heli-
copters could not supply Lolo. "It be-

force

came an untenable position," a U.S.
spokesman said.
At yesterday's negotiations in Paris,
the North Vietnamese delegation dis-
tributed a Pathet Lao communication
describing South Vietnamese troops in
Laos as "in disarray and disorder, in
fear of being wiped out and seeking to
flee."
"The invasion of south Laos under-
taken by the United States and the
Saigon puppets has resulted in a de-
feat," the communication said.
South Vietnamese officers said yes-
terday the eastward move was the final
phase of the Laotian invasion, which
began Feb. 8 and cut across the Ho
Chi Minh supply trail as far as Sepone,
a trail hub on Laos Highway 9. Sepone,
25 miles inside Laos, marked the deepest
penetration.

retreal
An additional problem yesterday be-
set the South Vietnamese as bad weath-
er continued to hamper U.S. air support.
The main American support base at
Khe Sanh, socked in by fog, was shelled
yesterday for the second consecutive
night. The U.S. Command described
casualties and damage as light, with no
fatalities.
At Landing Zone Brown, the 1st
Regiment is 14 miles from the border
and three miles south of Highway 9,
the main route for the incursion into
Laos.
There the regiment is close to the
2nd and 3rd regiments of the 1st Divi-
sion. The latter two are at Fire Support
Base Delta 1, which is 12 miles from the
border and four miles south of High-
way 9.
From their present positions the di-

from

vision is supposed to sweep south to
Highway 914, a major east-west road of
the Ho Chi Minh trail, before returning
to South Vietnam. But communist pres-
sure may force a change in plans.
U.S. helicopter pilots who flew yes-
terday into the area around Lola re-
ported "some sharp fighting." There
were no reports of casualty but pilots
told of p i c k i n g up some dead and
wounded.
Unfavorable w e a t h e r, particularly
early morning fog, hampered air ac-
tivity. U.S. helicopters had managed to
get in nearly 80 sorties Monday. The
number of sorties-one flight by one
aircraft-have run as high as 1,200 to
1,300 on some days.
Officers in the north said the weather
outlook today was for an overcast sky,
drizzle and fog.

Sepone
South Vietnamese officers said last
week the major portion of the thrust
against the North Vietnamese supply
network in Laos was expected to end
late this month, when sustained bad
weather would sharply curtail air sup-
port.
They said, however, their forces would
remain in border areas, where quick
strikes could be made against communist
supply movement or buildups.
In its latest cummulative summary
on the Laos drive, South Vietnamese
headquarters said 8,914 communist
troops had been killed as of 6 p.m. Mon-
day, and 159 had been taken prisoner.
Allied losses for the period were listed
as 784 men killed, 2,950 wounded and
193 missing.
Little ground action was reported in
Cambodia, w h e r e South Vietnamese
See S. VIET, Page 10

-Associated Press
HELICOPTERS airlift S. Vietnamese troops in Laos yesterday.

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Vol. LXXXI, No. 134 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 17, 1971 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

SETS PRECEDENT:
MERC

approves

Assembly

asks

expulsion

U,

interns'

union

.

-Daily-Jim Wallace
Baraka speaks at Hill
Immamu Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), poet and playwright,
speaks last night at Hill Aud. on the development of a black
nationalist ideology. Baraka appeared. as a participant in Black
Liberation Week.
DEFENSE HITS INDICTMENT:
Bomb threats delay
ele
Angela avis hearing
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (M - Bomb threats forced two
evacuations of the Marin Civic Center yesterday, delaying for
#everal hours a hearing for black militant Angela Davis.
The 27-year-old former UCLA philosophy instructor is
charged with murder, kidnaping and conspiracy in the shoot-
ings that took four lives at the same site last August 7.
County officials said the building would not be cleared
Lin in case of future threats.
Counsel for Miss Davis yesterday attacked her indictment
as "an outrage" that should be set aside.
The prosecutor, Deputy Atty. Gen. Albert W. Harris, said,
the only question was whether the grand jury transcript and
the physical evidence "raise a strong suspicion in the minds
minds of reasonable men to *
hold Angela Davis, and we say
there was."
Harris had attendants drag into
court a large carton packed with0
papers, from which two long gun
barrels protruded. He said the
carton contained physical evi-
dence.
Harris moved to unseal t h e By GENE ROBINSO
*hysical evidence and portions of Five black technologists dis
the grand jury proceedings which need for black engineers anc
had been ordered withheld, in a symposium held yesterda
Judge John P. McMurray denied "Technological Needs of the Bla
the motion, remarking that addi- The symposium was one of th
tional pretrial publicity was un- Bh
desirable. Black Liberation Week, a week
Ruchell Magee, the San Quentin black arts and culture sponsor
'rison convict who is charged Center for Afro-American an
along with Miss Davis, was chain- Studies.
ed in an adjoining cell after the Don Coleman, of the Engine
judge entered an innocent plea for lege, said that engineering w
him and Magee said he did not relevant ftothe needs of the b

By SARA FITZGERALD
In a precedent-setting deci-
sion, the Michigan Employ-
ment Relations Commission
(MERC) yesterday ruled that
University Hospital interns
and residents may f o r m a{
union.
The doctors will be the first
group of publicly-employed interns
and residents to unionize in the
country, according to MERC offi-
cials.
In a 20-page decision, MERC
said the interns and residents
qualify as an appropriate unit for
collective bargaining and ordered
representation elections to be held
to decide which union will repre-
sent the group.
So far, only the Interns and
Residents Association (IRA),
which had previously represented
the University Hospital's 500 in-I
terns and residents, has filed pe-
titions for the election, accordingt
to IRA attorney Harvey Wax. t
If the IRA receives a majority
of votes cast in the representation
elections, it will be designated asI
the union for the interns and resi-
dents.£
It was unclear last night wheth-
er University officials would ap-
peal the MERC decision.
William Lemmer, a UniversityE
attorney, noted, "There is always1
the possibility of making an ap-
peal. However, as we have nott
received a copy of the MERC rul-I
ing, a decision has not yet been
made."
University officials had contend-1
ed that the interns were not Uni-'
versity employes, but are involvedt
instead in a training program
with a status similar to students.
"Now that we are recognized,",
IRA president Dr. Harvey Buc-
holtz said last night, "I hope we
will be able to achieve our aims."
Last month the IRA presented
a list of 15 economic and non-
economic demands to hospital and
medical s c h o o 1 administrators,t
threatening a possible withholding
of services if their demands were
not m et...
However, after receiving a re-
sponse from Dean of the Medical
School John Gronvall, the IRAf
postponed any possible job actions.f
The IRA's drive for unioniza-
tion began nearly a year ago when1
it filed petitions with MERC call-
ing for the formation of a union.

rule,
Secrecy
discussion
postponed
By JONATHAN MILLER
Senate Assembly, the faculty
representative body, last night
postponed consideration of
proposals calling for both the
continuation of and the end
of classified and military re-
search at the University.
Assembly adjourned just before
midnight last night after .hearing
24 speakers present their views on
the research issue. History Prof.
Gerhard Weinberg, chairman of
Assembly, announced the debate
would resume next Monday.
Nineteen speakers urged Assem-
bly to recommend the continua-
tion of classified research and five
argued that Assembly should urge
the Regents to prohibit such re-
search at the University.'
Last night's meeting came at the
end of a week of protest activities
by students and faculty members
opposed to the presence of mili-
tary and classified research at the0
University.
An audience of about 450 people,
predominately composed of op-.
ponents of classified research,
overflowed the Rackham Amphi-
theatre, where the Assembly meet-
ing took place.
Prof. Joseph Rowe, chairman of
the electrical engineering depart-
ment, said such research "allows
faculty and graduate students to
stay in the forefront of their
Sfields" by providing research funds
with which to work.
He added that the present
guidelines for classified research,
that the University "will not enter
into any contract supporting re-
search the specific purpose of
which is to destroy human life or'
incapacitate h u m a n beings,"
should be "continuously strength-
ened and re-enforced but that the
freedom of a faculty member to
conduct research into whatever;
field he wishes not be abridged."
Dave Chudwin, '7t, argued,]
See FACULTY, Page 10 f

e
airs

research

issue
Modified
UC code
accepted
By TAMMY JACOBS
Senate Assembly last night
completed its review of the
proposed Rules of the Univer-
sity Community, adding the
controversial anction of "ex-
pulsion" to those already in
the rules.
The proposed rules,.as approved
and amended by Assembly. the
faculty representative body, will
now go back to the University
Council (UC), the committee of
students, faculty and administra-
tors who proposed them.
UC will then consider the Sen-
ate Assembly changes, along with
any made by Student Government
Council and the Regents, and per-
haps revise the rules, according to
history Prof. Gerhard Weinberg,
chairman of Senate Assembly.
UC was established last spring
by a Regents bylaw for the ex-
*press purpose of proposing a Uni-
versity-wide conduct code. T h e
tri-partite body is also charged
with determining when police
should be brought onto campus,
but it has not yet acted in this
advisory capacity.
The rules proposed by UC,
aimed at stemming disruptive ac-
tions on campus by members of
the University community, would
be enforced by the University ju-
diciary now under consideration
by the Regents.
They will replace the Interim
Disciplinary Rules enacted 1 a s t
April by the Regents if agreement
is reached between the Regents,
SGC, and Senate Assembly.
The consideration of the rules
took up most of Senate Assembly's
Monday session as well as two
hours of last night's session. Last
See SENATE, Page 10

-Daily-Jim Judkis
COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATIONS SCIENCE Prof. Bruce Arden, a member of the Classified Re-
search Committee of Senate Assembly, addresses the assembly at last nights meeting concerning
classified research.

'KIDNAPING CONSIDERED':

Senate unit charges
White Panther plots

By KENNETH COHN
and BILL DINNER
A Senate subcommittee yester-
day released testimony charging
leaders of the White Panther Party
with considering kidnaping "promi-
nent political figures" to gain the
release of imprisoned political
leaders.
The subcommittee's testimony
also alleged that the Panthers used
a rock band "to seduce young peo-
ple into a communal life-style of
drugs and sex." i

BLACK LIBERATION WEEK

ers discuss

black needs

The party's avowed aim, accord-
ing to two Michigan State Police
detectives is to cause a Maoist type
revolution in this country.
Sgt. Clifford Murray of the Mich-
igan State Police testified last fall
before the Senate internal security
subcommittee about the Panther's
alleged kidnap plans.
Murray said a "confidential
source" had told police that party
personnel were considering using
the kidnaping tactics, now associat-
ed with the Tupemaro guerrillas in
Uruguay, to win the release of
"political prisoners.
"This recommendation included
the suggestion that Michigan con-
gressman could be traded for John
Sinclair. Prominent national fig-
ures such as Sen. Robert Griffin
(R-Mich.), and Rep. Gerald Ford
(R-Mich.) might be good for trad-
ing for Black Panther Party lead-
ers such as Huey Newton and Bob-
by Seale," Murray noted.
Murray also stated that Panther
co-founder Pun Plamondon once
said riots "were no longer useful"
but "he noted that during a riot
was a good time to 'rip off banks'
or to 'snatch Gov. Milliken.' "
When the plan was allegedly con-
sidered, party co-founder John Sin-
clair was jailed in the Marquette
State Prison. He is presently serv-
ing a 9%-10 year sentence for pos-

Sgt. Murray in his testimony also
said that the White Panthers have
200 active followers in the Detroit
area, along with known chapters
in Kent, Cleveland, Berkeley, Mad-
ison, and Chicago. He said he also
had reports that chapters were be-
ing set up in New York, Georgia,
Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania and
Washington.

Abortion reform
bill hits snags'

N
cussed the
d scientists
ay on the
ack World."
he events of
devoted to
red by the
nd African
eering Col-
as not ir-

gineering efforts toward solving the prob-
lems of third world nations.
"Emerging countries," Kidd said, "offer
an opportunity to use our technology,
keeping in mind all the mistakes we made
in this country."
Kidd cited as skills needed now in
emerging black countries mining, chemi-
cal and industrial engineering, manufact-
uring, architecture, design, and construc-
tion.
He said that these new countries around
the world need agricultural research for

LANSING (P) - The S t a t e
abortion reform bill encountered
a setback Monday in its first
day in the House.
In a series of complex pro-
cedural votes Monday night,
the House backed speaker Wil-
liam Ryan's (D-Detroit) earlier
decision to send the bill to the
Social Services and Corrections
Committee.
Ryan announced yesterday
that the committee will be ex-
panded specifically to study the
controversial abortion bill.
But Ryan, who opposes the
bill, indicated the enlarged com-

Allen, (R-Ithaca), who sought
to block Ryan's choice of com-
mittees and send the bill to a
friendlier study unit.
Allen and Ryan both estimat-
ed sentiment in the social serv-
ices committee as 2-1 against
the bill.
"If the object of the speaker
is a quiet death for the bill, my
object will be to make it a noisy
one," said Allen, who contend-
ed the issues at stake involve
health. "Abortion is not a social
service or a correction," he said. .
Passed last week by a 20-17
vote in the Senate after a five

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