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Security
By GERI SPRUNG Besides
A trip to a South Quad shower by women's
two female students has reawakened was acco
fears that h a v e periodically plagued known as
residents of University dormitories. thrown u
Most of
Confronted by an unidentified man, Hunt Ho
the women were victims of one of the to the gr
several acts of voyeurism and assault Assessi
that occured during the past week. Hunt H
These and a number of similar inci- stein says
dents that occured in South Quad last of living
fall have prompted an increasing num- normal si
ber of women residents to take precau- ly sometl
tions The in(
Many South Quad women say that prompted
they no longer like to shower alone. ing to h
"It's a lot safer if at least two people problems
go into shower at the same time, es- increasin
pecially late at night," o n e resident workable
says. South
Another woman adds, "when we go Ennen b
to the shower we sing to scare anyone hour ope
away." effect at

problems

incidents of men walking into
showers last week, a woman
sted in the hall by four un-
ssailants and firecrackers were
under a door.
f these occured in South Quad's
use, the women's house closest
round floor.
ng the impact of the incidents,
'use President Rose Sue Ber-
s, "When people are frightened
in what should be a pleasant,
ituation, then there is definite-
hing wrong."
eldents which occured last fall
d the Office of University Hous-
hire security guards. But the
are still occuring, and there is
g concern about finding a
solution.
Quad Building Director Bill
lames the problem on the 24-
n visitation policy currently in
all the women's houses.

"The students want an al
life style in buildings that do n
the privacy of an apartment,"
"Gang washrooms are a fact of
as soon as one opens unrestrict
tion, one is opening up the pr
cilities."
Each dorm has at least one
guard on duty every night, w
patrol the entire building.
David Foulkes, head of d
security guards, says that "with
tem currently in effect, it take
time to locate the guard, mayb
as 30 minutes."
A complaint has to be called
main desk, and someone has1
the guard patrolling until the g
come to the troubled area.
"By that time," Foulkes expla
person is usually gone.* One st
has been the use of a "beeper
so that the guards could be loca

confront
partment quickly. Foulkes says, "such a system
ot afford would be desirable" but adds that it is
he says. expensive,
life, and Most women's houses have adopted
ed visita- escort policies which require all males
ivate fa- to be escorted through a women's house.
One night guard, however, says, "the
security girls just won't come down to escort
'ho must the guys. What can we do? The guys
say they live in the quad and then walk
lormitory right by us. We're powerless to stop
the sys- them."
es a long Foulkes says part of the problem is
e as long due to the physical layout of the dorm.
"Many dorms," he explains, are not
into the designed to be co-ed.
to locate "You can stop someone from enter-
uard can ing the woman's side on the ground, but
with all the doors broken between the
sins, "the sides, there is no way to prevent people
uggestion from crossing over on seven floors," he
" system adds.
ted more He says he would like to be able to

dorms
lock the doors, but maintains that the
students do not want them closed. En-
nen agrees, explaining that the doors
were closed last year but were broken
open within the first few weeks.
Foulkes blames some of the problem
on the attractiveness of dorm facilities
to non-residents. "Snack bar and game
rooms encourage outsiders to come in
and use facilities," he says.
In an effort to deal with the security
prpblem, many dorms have instituted
new security measures this year.
Markley Hall has instituted a system
where residents are given magnetic
cards which can be inserted into a slot
at each of the now-locked outside doors
to open them.
Residents of Stockwell and Mosher-
Jordan Halls have to carry keys to get
into their dorms.
Bursley Hall has initiated a system
in which the doors to the women's
See SECURITY, Page 8

--Daily-Toml11 Stanton
Guard lochs South Quad doors

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Vol. LXXXI, No. 91 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 17, 1971 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

AFSCME,
'U'continue
negotiations
By MARK DILLEN
and PAUL TRAVIS
Negotiations continued last night between
the University and Local 1583 of the Ameri-
can Federation of State, County and Mu-
nicipal' Employes (AFSCME), as student
supporters of the union called for a noon
Diag rally and march tomorrow.
If a settlement is not reached by the time
the union's contract expires by midnight
tomorrow, there is a possibility of a strike
by union members.
Both sides said yesterday's sessions were
productive, though economic issues remain-
ed largely untouched.
"There are still non-economic issues un-
resolved though we're making progress,"
said chief University negotiator James Thiry.
However, he declined to comment on what
issues remained unresolved.
Union officials termed the session "a real
good one." However, union bargainer Willie
Collins said that the group "had not really
gone into" the eight crucial economic points
of the union's proposal.
Along with the wage demands, issues of
overtime pay, longevity, life and health in-
surance coverage, a child-care center, and
retirement benefits remain unsettled.
AFSCME is also asking for cost-of-living
and job security clauses in the new contract.
Meanwhile, the steering committee of a
coalition of students supporting AFSCME
workers rescheduled a rally and march that
failed to materialize Friday for noon to-
morrow.
The rally will be held on the Diag, where
there will be speakers in support of the
workers. Then a march to the Administra-
tion Bldg. will be held, where participants
will present petitions of support, signed by
over 2,000 people thus far.
The AFSCME supporters will also present
demands to President Robben Fleming
which include proposals for the establish-
ment of a 24 hour day-care center, a promise
that dorm and tuition fees will not be raised
as a result of an eventual settlement, and
a pledge that there will be no budget cuts.
Although students in the coalition stress
their support of rank-and-file workers, they
intend to produce a leaflet criticizing union
leaders for "the secret nature of the negotia-
tions."
Union members will meet tonight at 8 p.m.
0 at Rackham Lecture Hall to discuss the ne-
gotiations.
Bond testifies
inbo1b trial
By BILL DINNER
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Testimony by Georgia State
Representative Julian Bond yesterday com-
pleted the defense arguments for allowing
18-year-olds to be considered as potential
jurors in the CIA bombing conspiracy trial.
Three leaders of the Ann Arbor chapter
of the White Panthers, John Sinclair, Pun
Plamondon, and Jack Waterhouse Forest,
are charged with conspiring to bomb the
Ann Arbor office of the CIA in 1968. Pla-
mondon faces an additional charge for the
actual bombing.' %
Defense attorneys are arguing that the
field of potential jurors, presently drawn

Uo.S.

-
continues

bombing

of

North

Vietnam

sites

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
Two for the 'Big Fella'
Ken Brady (15), center for the Michigan basketball team, takes a jump shot in yes-
terday's game with Indiana as Henry Wilmore (25) looks on. Brady and Wilmore
led the Wolverines to a 92-81 upset vic tory over the favored Hoosiers, hitting 18
and 35 points respectively. See story, page 7.
'TOMMY THE TRAVELER' CASE

SAIGON (R)-U.S. fighter-bombers are
continuing their attacks on missile sites in-
side North Vietnam, with six incidents re-
ported in the last nine days.
The latest attack came yesterday, the U.S.
command announced, as an Air Force C-105
fired a radar-homing Shrike missile at a
North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile site
10 miles north of the demilitarized zone and
14 miles east of the border between Laos and
Vietnam.
The U.S. command, as it has on previous
occasions, termed the strike "protective
reaction" and said it was based on "the in-
herent right of self-defense."
The original concept of "protective reac-
tion" was understood to mean the defense
of unarmed reconnaissance flights over
North Vietnam, but the Nixon administra-
tion has broadened this to include protec-
tion of U.S. warplanes flying raids against
North Vietnamese supply routes in neigh-
boring Laos.
There have been four styikes against
North Vietnamese missile sites in the past
two days, and more than 70 since the halt
of large-scale bombing of North Vietnam on
Nov. 1, 1968.
Results of the new attack were not known,
the command said, but there was no damage
to the American aircraft.
A spokesman said pilots on the raid did
not see any SAMS fired at them, but elec-
tronic gear on the F-105 showed that North
Vietnamese radar had locked onto the flight,
posing an imminent threat.
Meanwhile, it was reported that U.S.
Army helicopter gunships are flying mis-
sions over Cambodia, supporting Cambodian
and South Vietnamese troops in a major
drive to reopen Highway 4 southwest of
Phnom Penh.
An Associated Press photographer said
two American Cobra gunships were observed
yesterday flying over Stung Chhay Pass, one
of two key mountain passes along Highway
4 about 95 miles southwest of Phnom Penh.
In Saigon, the U.S. Command was asked
for more details about the American involve-
ment in the operation particularly the heli-
copters. A spokesman read a prepared state-
ment saying: "We are flying interdiction
missions in Cambodia. There are no restric-
tions on the type of aircraft that fly these
missions. We do not address specific mis-
sions on out-of-country air operations."

N.Y.

college indicted after

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
Expert on Chula speaks
In the concluding session of China Week, William Hinton, an authority on China, ad-
dresses a crowd of 500 on the subject of "Un ity and Struggle" in recent Chinese history.
MUST PROVE NEED
Free legal service

granting students amnesty

By MARK DILLEN
In what is believed to be an unprecedented
move, a special New York state grand jury
has indicted a small college on charges
of coercion.
The indictment, issued Dec. 18, stems from
an "amnesty" agreement between Hobart
and William Smith College and their stu-
dents following a drug raid on campus last
June.
Spearheaded by a police undercover agent,
Thomas Tongyai, known as "Tommy the
Traveler" several members of the Ontario
County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Department entered
a male dormitory, arresting five people.
After the five were taken into custody.
irate students surrounded the car containing
a detective and Tongyai, who had made the
purchase of drugs that led to the raid. The
crowd held the pair captive, refusing to re-
lease them until all charges against the stu-
dents were dropped.
A pact was then signed by college and
sheriff's department officials exchanging
the pair for those arrested during the raid.
Though students say that the agreement
guaranteed that those arrested would not be
prosecuted, eleven students, including the
five set free were later charged in connec-
tion with the incident.
Charges ranged from second degree riot-
ing to obstructing an officer, with one stu-
dent reportedly being again charged with
possession of marijuana, the original of-
fense.
Surprisingly, the resultant furor in this
1500 student campus concerned the signing
of the amnesty agreement, not its viola-
tion.
Citizens' groups and the colleges' trustees
petitioned the governor for a grand jury to
investigate the incident last July.
When the local jury finally reported Dec.
18, it charged that Beverley Causey, Jr.,
then acting president. and John McKean.

Intelligence Agency, has been replaced as
president by Allan Kuusisto, who has de-
clined to elaborate on the school's involve-
ment in the affair.
Tongyai remains a mysterious figure.
Sheriff's department officials admit hiring
him in March of last year "on advice from
a higher source"to infiltrate the campus
left. Assuming different alias' at different
times, he was known simply as "Tommy the
Traveler" among the students.
According to students, Tongyai made re-
peated attempts to pursuade students to
bomb the Hobart ROTC building, going so
far as to offer assistance in the construction
of firebombs.
After the building was firebombed early
May 1, two students were arrested within
hours of the incident.

opens to '
By JOHN SHAMRAJ
Free legal aid from a full-time profess-
ional lawyer is now available through the
University for students who qualify as in-
digent and for their dependents.
The newly-established campus branch of
the Washtenaw County Legal Aid Society
offers help to people "connected in some
way with the University community," ac-
cording to David Goldstein, the clinic's at-
torney.
To qualify as indigent, a single student's
income must not exceed $4,000 per year, and

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students

I

Ci'ty,

'

split on rights cases,

that of a married couple must not exceed
$5,000 plus $500 for each dependent. This
does not include funds obtained from a stu-
dent's parents.
The University, through the Office of
Student Services (OSS) Policy Board, con-
tracted last term with the Legal Aid So-
ciety to establish the clinic. It has been in
operation in Rm. 326 of the Michigan
Union since Jan. 4.
The Regents have appropriated $20,000
for the first year of service. This covers
one full-time lawyer, rooms in the union,
and a part-time secretary. The rest of the
staff consists of volunteer law students, who
do most of the research.
The informal contract between OSS and
the Legal Aid Society stipulates that:
-"Legal services will be available for stu-
dents and dependents meeting the tests of
indigency," and
-Legal services may be provided for stu-
dent organizations when the University is
not a defendant "if the over-all work load of
the office permits."
Students will most likely obtain aid if the
University is prosecuting them, according to
George Stewart, director of the Legal Aid
Society.
"If the University commences an action
against the student, and the student is qual-
ified, then there is no problem," Stewart
says.
But the question of whether students can
sue the University through the clinic's serv-
ices has not yet been settled. The Regents
are expected to rule on this at their meet-
ing next week.
The 0SS policy board supports aid in such

By ALAN LENHOFF
Daily News Analysis
Fifteen months after the question was initially raised, the
University and the city government still have not reached agree-
ment on whether the city's civil rights agency has jurisdiction
over discrimination cases involving the University.
The University has claimed that as a state institution, it is
subject to the authority of the state Civil Rights Commission,
but not to local civil rights ordinances.
This view has been supported in court cases in which it was
ruled that the University is not subject to local ordinances on
housing and building codes.
The city government, however, maintains that the Univer-
sity should come under the jurisdiction of the city Human Rela-
tions Department (HRD), which investigates charges of dis-
crimination against all employers in Ann Arbor.
Mayor Robert Harris who has attempted to convince the
University to comply with HRD, maintains that the department
would have problems dealing with other employers if the single

dies charges of discrimination which are filed with the Univer-
sity administration.
Members of HRC criticized the civil rights mechanism,
maintaining that the University could not impartially investigate
charges against itself. In addition, commissoners felt that HRC
would be seriously weakened if it was unable to deal with dis-
crimination charges at the University.
"We're trying to get better relations with the poor com-
munity, but we can't do anything with the University, where so
many of them are employed," said Mildred Officer, an HRC com-
missioner, in an interview at the time.
On Dec. 16, 1968 HRC and the University held their first
meeting, in which information was exchanged about the Uni-
versity's methods with dealing with racial discrimination, but
there was no discussion of HRC's claim to jurisdiction on
campus.
In January, 1970, City Council, acting on the advice of
Mayor Robert Harris and HRC, passed a human rights ordi-

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