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Fair, no snow

Vol. LXXXI, No. 152 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, April 7, 1971 Ten Cents"

Eight Pages




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-Daily-Jim Judkis
Indian culture
Prof. Sibanarayan Ray of the University of Melbourne, Australia
speaks on Indian intelligentsia and culture last night at the
Interantional Center as part of a Discussion Group on India


Aubrey Daniel III, prosecutor
in the trial of Lt. William
Calley Jr., has written Presi-
dent Nixon that his interven-
tion in the case-"in the midst
of public clamor"-has dam-
aged the system of military
Daniel said in a letter to the
President, with copies to six sen-
ators, that he was shocked and
dismayed at Nixon's action. He
said it opened the system of mili-
tary justice to charges "that it is
subject to political influence ..."
He said Nixon has enhanced
the image of Calley "as a national
hero ..
Daniel said it would have been
more appropriate for Nixon to
speak in behalf of the jurors, and
to "remind the nation of the pur-
pose of our legal system and re-
spect it should command ...
"For this nation to condone the
acts of Lt. Calley is to make us no
better than our enemies and make
any pleas by this nation for tle
humane treatment of our own
prisoners meaningless," D a n i e
Calley was convicted of the pre-
meditated murder of 22 South
Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai
incident -- which, Daniel noted,
Nixon once said "appears was cer-
tainly a massacre."
"In view of your previous state-
ments concerning this matter, I
have been particularly shocked
and dismayed at your decision to
intervene in these proceedings in
the midst of the public clamor."
"Certainly no one wanted to
believe what ,occurred at My Lai,
including the officers who sat in
judgment of Lt. Calley. To believe
however that any large percent-
age of the population could believe
the evidence which was presented
and approve of the conduct of Lt.
Calley would be as shocking to my
conscience as the conduct itself,
since I believe that we are still a
civilized nation.
"If such be the case, then the
war in Vietnam has brutalized us
more than I care to believe. And
it must cease."
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles
Times reported yesterday that at
least half of the six Army officers
who convicted Calley and sen-
tenced him to life imprisonment
are having second thoughts about
the severity of their decision.
At Fort Meade, Md., Col. Oran
K. Henderson's defense counsel
claimed yesterday that Henderson
was inadequately warned that he
was suspected in an alleged cov-
erup when he testified during
original investigations . into the
My Lai incident.
CI Cty coup
officer $
City Council acted last night on
the status of controversial C i t y
Grievance Officer Edward Van-
rCouncil approved an additional
budget appropriation of $3,300 for
Vandenberg, with the understand-
ing that the money would be used
to complete work on complaints
already received by the grievance
In addition, council postponed
for one week its decision on the
Bird Hills rezoning petition, fol-
lowing the report of a citizen


-Daily-Jim Judkis

S. Viets raid base
on Communist route,
By The Associated Press
South Vietnamese commandos riding U.S. helicopters
made a lightning raid against a North Vietnamese base on the
Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos yesterday as President Nixon
prepared for his announcement tonight of a new round of
U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
The raid into Laos, by Hac Bao (Black Panther) troops
was the second hit-and-run raid in a week.
Saigon headquarters announced that the 200-man com-
pany of Vietnamese troops found the bodies of 15 North
- Vietnamese soldiers apparent-
*., ~ 7 ly killed by U.S. air strikes.
A South Vietnamese communi-
que said a number of assault rifles,
anti-aircraft guns, tons of rice and
h s Wother foodstuffs were destroyed by
the commandos.
Elsewhere, North NVietnamese i
By JONATHAN MILLER troops kept up pressure against'
In an unprecedented on-the-air U.S. and South Vietnamese troops
protest of the firing of a fellow in the northern and central sec-
dpoe Wtors of South Vietnam. Delayed
disc-jockey, WNRS/WNRZ disc-
jockey. Mike O'Brien told listeners reports told of heavy fighting in
yesterday afternoon, "I've always I eastern Cambodia.
wondered how I'd end my broad- .In Vietiane, the Laotian admin-
istrative capital, the Defense Min-
casting career but if someone be yh
lieves in something .then they have' istry reported that North Vietna-
tosand upnoit soner thy lae" mese and Pathet Lao forces have
to stand up for it sooner or late. overrun seven government posi-
O'Brien made his sharply worded tions in northern Laos.
statement, and announced he was President Nixon secluded him-
"boycotting" the station on his self with staff members yesterday,
regularly scheduled broadcast soon in the final stages of putting to-
after hearing of the firing of Larry gether tonight's troop withdrawal
Monroe. He left the air imme- announcement.
diately afterwards. Although there is wide specula-
Monroe, the disc-jockey who was tion that he will announce an ac-
fired yesterday morning, said he celerated pullout, the White House
was told of his dismissal "effective kept strictly silent on both what
immediately" in a telephone call he will say and on unofficial esti-
from staticn manager Lou Skelly. mates on the figures he would
See WNRZ, Page 8 come up with.

Radical slate
winning vote
BERKELEY, Calif. (N-A moderate white attorney and
three radicals led the race for four Berkeley City Council
seats in early returns this morning.
A ballot initiative to split Berkeley police into separate
departments for black, white and student areas trailed by
nearly 2-1 with 28 per cent of the precincts counted.
. In the race for mayor, a black city councilman who en-
dorsed the radical slate for council led a moderate black
5,914 to 5,400.
A conservative white with 16 years service on the City
Council trailed with 1,228 votes.
Most, of the early returns were believed to be from pre-
dominantly white districts and absentee ballots.
Highest voter turnouts-85 per -

Burgess speaks at U'
Celebrated author Anthony Burgess addresses an overflow crowd in the UGLI's multipurpose room
yesterday. The prolific British writer, currently teaching at Princeton University, has authored sev-
eral best selling novels, and is a renowned authority on the life and times of William Shakespeare.
RIP plans for uture
after election letdown
By CHRIS PARKS although he was "disappointed attributed the low totals to the
Despite a disappointing v o t e with the number of people who difficulty in getting votes in. a,
total in Monday's city elections, wrote-in for RIP," considering the write-in campaign and what he
members of the Radical Independ- difficulties the party had faced he terms an "effective scare campaign
ent Party (RIP) express confi- felt it "still has a future in Ann by the Democrats."
dence in the party's future in Ann Arbor." Nissen claims the party's "ac-
Arbor politics. Party member Steve Burghardt tual support" is much greater
The party garnered 161 votes for says the results "weren't that than the figures show.
RIP City Council candidate Jerry bad," citing the party's recent He asserts that statements by,
De Grieck in the Second Ward and origins bnd the traditional prob- Democrats claiming they were
53 votes for mayoral candidate lems in building a political organ- running a close race against con-
Doug Cornell. ization. servative Republicans convinced;
De Grieck said last night that Party spokesman Steve Nissen many radicals to vote Democraticl
-_ __-_ __----_ --__-in order to stop the Republicans.'
"1The party plans to participate
in the June school board election,
1 ii rants rievance but no decision has been made
yet whether to nominate candi-
dates or merely to endorse inde-
pendent candidates.
Another party concern is the
committee, formed recently by
group which claimed that it had However, Mayor Harris asked City Council, which will study the
raised $90,000 in pledges to help that action on the rezoning ordi- possibility of a city c h a rt e r
the city buy the land for a park. nance be postponed for one week, amendment allowing local third
As of last month, Vandenberg until representatives from the cit- parties on the ballot.
had already overspent the $12,000 izens group could meet with the The party plans to work tnroug.
allotted to him in the current owners of the land, developers, its representative on the commit-
budget, because of the unexpected- and a representative from the city tee, Eric Chester, for both recog-
bugtl aree eauenubr fofte oplitsuexete-administration. nition of the party on the ballot
ly large number of complaints he Harris explained that if the de- and a council election system in
received against city employes and veloper intended to build under which representation would be
departments. the present zoning requirement of based on the percentage of the
At that time, council agreed to single-family dwellings instead of votetreceived by each party in the
pay him for additional time he the condominium units, or if the elections
had already spent on complaints, owners refused to sell the land to Nissen says that this would pro-
but asked for more information the city at a reasonable price, the vid asystem in which voters
before appropriating more money h itya esnbepie h could vote for RIP candidates
fn t.hp ro-, io ing moe mni ey I . 9l 000 nledged would be useless. . See RIP's, Page 8
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cent to 93 per cent--were reported
at polling places in the " affluent
hills area around the Umvershy of
California campus.
Turnouts of 75 per cent to 85 per
cent were reported from precincts
in middle class integrated ares
and the campus area.
Predominately black west. and
south Berkeley precincts were
slowest bringing in. returns.
A new computerized tabulation
system, requiring two trancrip-
tions of ballots slowed returns but
election officials said there were no
The radical slate's platform in-
cludes a police partition plan'
which would create thr~ee separate
police departments in black, white
and student areas. The police chief
has said that if it passes, virtually
all Berkeley policemen would re-
The radicals have gained na-
tional attention over their plat-
form, which also includes new city'
services for the poor, including
rent control on apartments, child
care centers and a city income tax
instead of the property tax.
Mayor Richard J. Daley of
Chicago was elected to his fifth
straight term, building an over-
whelming margin against a chal-
lenger who had accused him of be-
ing out of touch with the people.
Daley ran up a better than 2-1
plurality over Richard E. Fried-
man, 41, the Democrat-turned-
Republican who challenged t h e
mayor's 16-year reign as one of
"bricks and mortar."
The final unofficial vote t o t a 1
showed Daley with 735,787 votes,
for 69.82 per cent of the ballots
cast, to Friedman's 318,059.
In Kansas, voters approved
granting the franchise in all elec-
tions to persons over 18.
Housing unit
studies hiring


Students and faculty members
discussed proposals that would in-
volve students in governing t h e
literary college at an open hear-
ing yesterday.
The proposals, drafted by a stu-
dent-faculty committee, wou1d
create either a student-faculty le-
gislativetcouncil or a student-
faculty policy committee. The two
plans will be considered at t h e
April 12 meeting of the literary
college faculty.
Last week a nearing on the is-
sues of the proposals was held to
allow discussion before the pro-
posals are brought before the fa-
'Because of the sparse attend-
ance at that hearing, however,'
yesterday's hearing was planned.
One proposal provides for a
legislative council composed of
40 faculty members and 40'stu-
dents. The council would assume
the legislative functions present-
ly exercised by the LSA faculty,
but any actions would be subject
to faculty review.
A second proposal would set up
a student-faculty policy commit-
tee with the power to introduce
legislation to the faculty for ap-
Faculty members attending yes-
terday's meeting, which was also
poorly attended, tended to favor
the second proposal over the plan
for a parity council.
"It seems unfeasible," one fl-
culty member said, "to go immed-
iately from no student input to
tremendous student input and to
expect the faculty to enormously
curtail its power.
"I will be very surprised," he
added, "if the majority of the
faculty is going to. permit sui-
However,, students favoring the
first proposal argued that students
will only be able to participate ef-
fectively in any governing b o d y
if they have some "real" power.
Faculty members brought up ar-
guments that the students do not
have as much at stake in the
University as faculty members,
since students only spend f o u'r
years here. They contended t h a t
although student input is import-
ant, other considerations suggest
that parity is not necessary.
Students responded that they
do in fact have as much interest
as faculty in the University.

The Office of Student Services
Housing Policy Board yesterday
authorized a, subcommittee to
study the feasibility of permitting
both students and administrators
to have veto power in decisions
concerning the hiring, promotion,
and firing of University Housing
staff members.
Presently such decisions are
made jointly by both students and
administrators depending on the
level involved, but neither group
has veto power.
John Feldkamp, director of Uni-
versity Housing, argued that the
present policy is better since it
avoids abuse of the veto by both
students and administration. He
See BOARD, Page 8

or Le rs fLi wu er
The administration had request-
ed an additional appropriation of
$5,000 to enable Vandenberg to
act on new complaints as well, but
Roy Weber, Republican from the
Fourth Ward, proposed a one-third
'This allows funding for only
those projects Vandenberg h a s
already begun.
Some councilmen have objectedj
to Vandenberg's work on the
grounds that not enough concrete
results have been demonstrated
and that Vandenberg is doing
work that should be the respon-
sibility of the various department
Council was also presented with
a report from the Bird Hills ParkI
Fund Group, which claimed to
have the required $90,000 in
pledges Council said it needed in
its fight to prevent the building

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Studen ts criticize

U' Towers

The arrival of high-rise, high-density
apartment buildings on campus in recent
years has been greeted with skepticism by
many students who question the quality of
such housing.
As the first high-rise to be built, Univer-
sity Towers has sometimes been the subject
of criticism. Recently, for example, the
management of the 240-unit structure at the
corner of S. University and S. Forest has
received complaints by residents about
safety and health conditions.

blame for various problems won't soothe
anyone," he says.
"However," Vaitkus adds, "the manage-
ment attempts to respond to complaints on
an individual basis, as best as possible. We
are not trying to hide any faults with smoke-
screens or delaying tactics."
Some tenants, however, feel that the man-
agement is unresponsive to their needs., One
student says, "The manager stalls around
and refuses to see me. It just doesn't seem
the right attitude."
"He has a tendency to talk around prob-
lems," comments another.


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