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Vol. LXXXI, No. 6 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, September 9, 1970 Ten Cents

Eight Pages


New school



The University yesterday announced it would continue
renting the house now occupied by the Solstis experimental
school to that group only "if they organize into a private
corporation and asume liability for events on the property."
This proposal was immediately rejected by Solstis staff
members after a meeting yesterday with Acting Vice Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Barbara Newell and James Brinker-
hnff ?diretonr nfb hninP e artin

Rights panel
.tell ' ' to
rehire nurse
The state Civil Rights Commission (CRC) yesterday
ordered the University to correct its actions toward a Uni-
versity employe who, the commission says, was the victim of
racial discrimination.
At a special meeting in Detroit, the CRC voted unani-
mously to order the University, to rehire LaVerne Hill, a
former nurse at University Hospital, and pay her back wages
for the five years since she left her position.
In addition, the commission ordered the University to
"cease and desist from unlawfully discriminating against its
employes or applicants for employment because of race,
color, religion, national origin,, age, or sex .
However, the CRC order refer-

,L, 111o"turu u n1Ies p
"We would have to meet
University doesn't have to me
ber Ted Turkle. In addition,
not meet the city code req
halt start
Of Schools
By TheAssociated Press
Teachers' strikes disrupted the
post - Labor Day back - to'- school
movement in communities in nine
states yesterday and picket lines
blocked thousands of students
from their classrooms.
From Nashua, N.Y., to Daly
City, Calif.,' teachers were off the
job in disputes largely centered
on salaries.
Teachers were striking in at
least 10 state school districts, lock-
ed out in an 11th, and threaten-
ing to strike in metropolitan De-
troit. Those strikes under way in-
volved 2,549 teachers, and 56,280
students, while a Detroit walkout
would affect another 4,500 teach-
ers and 90,000 students.
The Michigan Education Asso-
ciation said yesterday new con-
tracts had not been reached in a
total77 Michigan school districts,
although most teachers had re-
ported to work or were expected
to work without contracts.
Toledo's 2,400 teachers voted
overwhelmingly yesterday to strike
the city's 60,000-student school
system today unless they received
a satisfactory contract offer.
The school board, which claim-
ed it had made the best offer pos-
sible, said schools would open even
if teachers stayed away.
Philadelphia, which has the na-
tion's fifth largest public school
system, canceled classes for 291,-
000 boys and girls and there was
disagreement whether the move
was a strike or a lockout.
With $25 million separating the
bargainers, the Philadelphia school
board yesterday closed the doors
of its 275 schools and announced
the system's 12,900 teachers were
"on strike." Union negotiators
angrily denounced the move as
"a lockout" and said bargaining
was continuing.
Teachers, who start at - $7,300
, anad go to $12,600 with a master's
degree, had asked a new $8,500
to $14,700 scale. The board of-
fered $8,100 to $13,600, a $51
million, two-year package.
The board also tried to increase
the classroom day for junior and
senior high school teachers by 90
minutes to six hours, as required
by state law.
Board member William Ross,
vice president of the International
Ladies Garment Workers Union,
said "there is a real danger the
strike may last a long time." He
pointed to the two-month 14ew
4 York school strike in 1968.
Hammond, Ind., teachers also
voted yesterday to strike in a dis-
pute over salaries, class sizes and
a voice in educational policies.

city codes and regulations the
et now," explained staff mem-
the old two-story house would
uirement that all new school
buildings have only one floor,
he said.
Brinkerhoff admitted the group
"would have to obtain necessary
clearance with respect to fire reg-
ulations and other building code
requirements," and, "if remodel-
ing is needed, they would have to
,undertake such work."
He stated, however, that the
house, located at 706 Oakland, is
"too structurally deficient" for
the Univer'sity to put any money
The Solstis members said they
did not consider the University
proposal significant. They said
the only important development
from yesterday's meeting was "a
d e f i n i t e hold on demolition"
agreed to by Brinkerhoff.
The condition of the brightly-
decorated frame house has been
an issue since the program first
t started there in June. The Uni-
versity originally purchased the
house to use the land for future
development, hoping to expand an
adjacent parking lot.
The Aug. 24 lease termination
* date brought strong reaction from
Solstis organizers. The program,
which teaches primarily high
school juniors and seniors, had
become a success, attracting praise
from noted educators and par-
ticipation by University professors.
While the University continued
to' collect rent from the group,
*University officials said the house
was too damaged to make repairs.
But Solstis members made some
improvements themselves, using
donated supplies.
Solstis members contest repair
estimates made Friday by inspec-
tors from the University Housing
Office. They say the total estimate
of $8,491 is "ridiculous."
"They estimate a cost of $664
to paint the first floor when we
were able to paint it ourselves us-
ing donated paint," a Solstis
spokesman said. The memo also
estimates a cost of $513 to paint
a stairway, $100 for installing two
screen doors, and $1,870 for elec-
trical wiring.
The memo said $5,250 in repairs
are needed on the second floor.
The estimators conceded some
"guesswork" was used in arriving
at this figure.
.Turkle said this "had to be
true, because they didn't go up-
stairs." The entrance to the sec-
ond floor was boarded up because
it was not beiig used, making
access impossible, he said.
Despite another meeting be-
tween the parties scheduled for
today, complete agreement seems
unlikely, The Solstis members re-
fuse to leave their house and reject
the University's proposal. Mean-
while, the University faces an
estimated cost of $1600 to raze the
"The fundamental issue is the
University's responsibility to the
community," states a Solstis staff
Saturday and Sunday, Sotstis
supporters organized a vigil to
I prevent destruction of the school.
The demonstration included a de-
cision to stay in th .house until
I yesterday's decision was reached.

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-Associated Press -Associated Press
INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES have been the result of Sunday's hijacking of three planes by Arab guerrillas. A West German
policeman, left, with a submachine gun over his shoulder illustrates the tightened security in effect in Stuttgart, Germany. Police now
search all plane cabins and baggage holds for concealed weapons and explosives. And in Brussels, yesterday a passenger is searched
by Belgian state policemen, right, as he prepares to board a flight scheduled for Tel Aviv. Meanwhile in the desert near El Khana,
Jordan, 178 passengers and crew of two jetliners held a news conference yesterday sponsored by the Popular Front for the Libera-
tion of Palestine. Capt. C. D. Woods, pilot of the hijacked Swissair plane said the hostages were well treated, but living conditions were
Diplomats seek o free hostages
as hijackers' deadline approaches

By The Associated Press I
Arab commandos held 178 host-
ages captive aboard two hijacked
jetliners in the sweltering Jordan-
ian desert for a second day yester-
day while diplomats met in half
a dozen capitals seeking to secure
their release.
The Popular Front for the Liber-'
ation of Palestine-PFLP-wh'
engineered Sunday's three hij ick-
ings and a fourth attempt, rejezted
the diplomatic efforts. The guer-
rillas threatened to blow ip the
planes, possibly with the pas-
sengers inside, if seven guerrillas
held in Switzerland, Britain and
West Germany, were not freed by,
9 p.m. EST today.
In Washington, President Nixon
met with Secretary of State Wil-
liam P. Rogers, FBI director J. Ed-
gar Hover and Richard Helms,
head of the Central Intelligence
Agency. A spokesman said tougher
legislation against aerial hijack-
ings was considered.

Rogers summoned the ambas-
sadors of 10 Arab countries to a
30-minute conference. The ambas-
sadors told newsmen they had
promised to try to persuade the
commandos to free the captives,
but added that their governments
have little influence over the guer-
The 178 hostages were being
held aboard a Swissair DC8 and a
Trans World Airlines Boeing 707
at a dusty military airstrip 25
miles northeast of Jordan.,
Women and children among the
hostages were described as terror-
stricken as their ordeal continued.
Earlier, the guerrillas had freed
122 passengers - 86 from the
Swissair flight and 36 from the
TWA plane. Most were women and
children. They were driven to Am-
Palestinian commandos who hi-
jacked a Pan American World
Airways Boeing 747 Sunday and
forced it to land in Cairo blew up

the plane after its 188 passengess three held in Switzerland, and a
and crew escaped through emer- woman commando seized in Lon-
gency chutes. don after her male companion was

The PFLP in one statement, said
it would blow up the Swissair and
TWA planes with the passengers
aboard if its ultimatum for the
release of jailed guerrillas was not
met. But a PFLP spokesman at the
field where the hostages were held
said only that the planes would
be blasted. He said the hostages
would be removed first and prob-
ably taken to another guerrilla
The guerrillas are opposed to
any Middle East settlement that
does not restore Arabs to their
former home in Palestine, the area
which became Israel.
The PFLP, ignoring condemna-
tions from a score of governments,
threatened to "escalate hijackings
. .. in the interests of the Pales-
tine revolution."
It demanded the release of three
Arab commandos jailed in Munich,

shot dead in the attempted hijack-
ing of an Israeli El Al plane over
Twenty-one hostages were per-
mitted to leave the planes yester-
day to talk to newsmen. Patrolling
guerrilla jeeps picked up clouds of
dust as the hostages tld of a
water shortage and said the planes
were hot during the day and cold
at night.
Children could be seen peering
from the windows. Armed guards
stood at the open doors.
A French representative of the
International Red Cross told
newsmen, "We have a psychosis
problem here. The women and
children are terrified."
TWA stewardess June Haesler of
New Jersey \said,. "Toilet and
hygiene conditions are very bad.
It is very cramped and the chil-
dren are restless."
Intensified security precautions,
including the searching of more
passengers have been adopted at
some international airports fol-
lowing the hijacking of the four
airplanes. '
Acting at airline request, U.S.
marshals have intensified their
searching of passengers at Amer-
ica's international airports since
the Sunday hijackings. A tough
new system has gone into effect in
Europe, too.
Details of the security precau-
tions have been kept deliberately
vague to confuse would-be violat-
A spokesman for the U.S. mar-
shal's office in Brooklyn, which
has jurisdiction over Kennedy air-
port, said airlines have greatly

red only to the Hill case and did
not indicate whether the Uni-
versity might be guilty of discrim-
ination in other instances.
The Hill case goes back to
1965, when the hospital declined
to promote Mrs. Hill to a vacant
position which she had been fill-
ing temporarily.
Mrs. Hill subsequently resigned,
but later requested that her re-
signation be withdrawn and that
she be reinstated in her former
post. When the hospital refused,
she filed a complaint with the
CRC charging that her request
Swas declined because she is black.
The CRC then conducted a
lengthy series of investigations,
hearings, and deliberations which
culminated last June in a 4-2'
ruling which upheld Mrs. Hill's
However, the commission did'
not specifically order the Uni-
versity to correct its actions
toward Mrs. Hill until yesterday.
The CRC statement specifies that
Mrs. Hill must be offered the
position which the hospital had
declined her, and that she must
be given "all wages and o t h e r
benefits . .. which she would have
acquired had she not been dis-
criminated against."
The back wages owed to Mrs.
Hill would be reduced by the
amount she has earned since she.
left the hospital. Information on
the amount owed to Mrs. Hill was
unavailable yesterday.
Under the procedures followed
by the CRC, the University may
appeal the commission's ruling to
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
See RIGHTS, Page 2'
Washtenaw Coputy Circuit Court
Judge William Ager yesterday
postponed a show-cause hearing
for Charles Thomas and other
members of the Black Economic
Development League (BEDL) and
the county Welfare Rights Organ-
ization (WRO).
The groups were to show cause
why a temporary injunction bar-
ring them from ten area churches
should not become permanent.
BEDL and WRO members have
sit-in at several churches in sup-
port of demands for reparations for
poor people.
The show-cause hearing is now
scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday.

loses In
S enate bi~d
By The Associated Press
As eight states held primary
elections yesterday, former Judge
G. Harrold Carswell; bidding for
the Republican nomination to the
U.S. Senate which rejected him
as a Supreme Court nominee, was
defeated by Rep. William Cramer
in Florida's first primary election.
Appearing with his wife, Virginia,
Carswell conceded defeat saying,
"I will. never regret having made
the fight."
In Arkansas, Democrat' Dale
Bumpers, a c o u n t r y lawyer,
smashed the comeback quest of
Orval E. Faubus and won the
Democratic nomination to run for
governor of Arkansas.
It was a startling upset victory
for the political novice who prom-
ised 'fresh, aggressive leadership
in his campaign against Faubus,
former governor and a central fig-
ure in the battle over the desegre-
gation of Little Rock Central High
School 13 years ago.
Philip H. Hoff, challenging tra-
dition and Republican Sen. Win-
ston L. Prouty, swept to the Dem-
ocratic nomination for the Senate
in Vermont. Hoff had more than
three-quarters of' the vote, with
about half the Vermont pre-
cincts counted,
The 50-year-old Carswell, seek-
ing revenge on the U.S. Senate he
said put him through a painful
"inquisition," directed most of his
campaign fire against "limousine
liberals" in the Senate and the
Northern news media he said de-
livers reports "slanted to the ul-
traliberal viewpoint."
Nominated to the high court by
President Nixon, Carswell was re-
jected by the Senate amid charges
of mediocrity.
"F 1o r i d a 's Republicans have
spoken," said Cramer, who had to
fight Carswell's challenge as well
as opposition from Republican
Gov. Claude Kirk and Sen. Ed-
ward Gurney.
"We now appeal to the discern-
ing Democrats of this state to join
us in our' fight to stop the cop
killers, the bombers, the burners,
the racial revolutionaries who
would destroy America."
See BUMPER, Page 2

Lloyd residents roused Sunday
as caller triggers, bomb scare

Several h u n d r e d University
freshmen were dramatically ini-
tiated into the excitement of col-
lege life Sunday as they were rous-
ed from sleep in a bomb scare at
Alice Lloyd Hall.
About 1 a.m. Resident Director
Doug White received a telephone
call from a person who informed
White that "the next visitors to
your dorm will be the fire depart-
When asked why, the caller told
White "because I've just planted
a bomb in the dorm - I don't like
what you've been doing at Alice
Lloyd." Then the caller hung up.
Residents of the dorm, home of
the Pilot Program, speculated that

the mysterious caller was perturb-,.
ed over Alice Lloyd's recently an-
nounced support of the County
Black Economic Development Lea-
gue (BEDL), and the County Wel-
fare Rights Organization (WRO).
Pilot Program students had
leafletted in support of BEDL and
WRO demands for reparations
from county churches, and col-
lected money to set up a day care
center for the children of demon-
strating welfare mothers.
More than likely, White says,
the call was purely a prank, "giv-
en that nothing of a specific na-
ture was mentioned."
The Lloyd staff attempted to
wake the more than 500 students,
65 per cent of whom are freshmen,

with the dorm fire-alarm. T h e
alarm was defective, however, and
failed to ring on m o s t of the
"The University is guilty of
gross negligence in maintaining
an alarm system that didn't
work," said one Lloyd student.
Eventually the building was
cleared out and the students as-
semnbled on Observatory St. across
from Lloyd in various stages of
Not all students evacuated the
building, due to the broken alarm
system. "We know of two or three
people who slept through the
whole affair," said Pilot Program
Director Tom Lobe, "but we did
quite a good job for not having
an alarm system."
The police arrived and con-
ducted a systematic search of the
premises. "The police were very
good about the whole thing," said
Lobe. "They didn't go into the in-
dividual rooms a nd even closed
doors to rooms that were left op-
After about 45 minutes, the stu-
dents were permitted to re-enter
the dorm. The police left without
finding a bomb and most people
considered the whole thing to be
a rather ill-timed joke.
"I don't think anybody thought
there was really a bomb here,"
said Craig Zimring, '73. "A lot of
kids felt that when they were be-
ing rousted out of their rooms it
was some sort of raid."
While most of the students did

Radicals meet on constitution

Special To The Daily
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.-The Revolution-
ary Peoples' Constitutional Convention,
widely publicized as a ."Black Panther Con-
vention," was actually a gathering of black
and white radical groups from the East
and Midwest.
Nearly 10,000 people gathered here to
continue work on what Huey Newton, co-
founder of the Black Panthers, calls "a
rnngiti,,rn"fnr. al the n cnnlo

Control of the Legal System," formulate
methods of solving problems in these areas
and report back to the general assembly
that evening.
Temple University's McGonigle Hail was
packed with 4,000 people as Sunday evening.
session opened. However, as workshop re-
ports continued, a steady stream of people
left the gymnasium, until only half the
crowd was left when the session ended
about two hours later.
Although each group had many specific

might be called "program of pre-revolu-
tionary action," intended to be put into ef-
fect at once for dealing with some of the
same problems.
The question of what form a new gov-
ernment might take is of central impor-
tance to the entire undertaking. Although
the workshop on "Division of Political
Power" found it difficult to arrive at a con-
sensus, a number of specific recommenda-
tions were made.
"Present political boundaries will be

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