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Vol. LXXXI, No. 7 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 10, 1970 Ten Cents,
Studenthousing shortage: yth or rea
By MICHAEL SCHNECK however, contends that housing is the University. Housing in the both University and off-campus posits and moved into various dents, the University was asked kamp
and HARVARD VALLANCE available if students look for it. University was never designed for housing, this year is certainly the fraternities. Of the remaining up- to build 5000 units of low-cost a str
Daily News Analysis And most 'of the homeless have student financial aid. For stu- best in the last two or three 'per class students, over half were housing. only
"If there is an absolute short- agreed - as long as one wants to dent aid we have the financial years. . " eventually placed in dorms, and "We can not be sure that these keepc
age (of housing), I am unaware of live with strangers, and pay rents aids office." Feldkamp adds, how- When asked to comnent on the the rest were able to locate hous- 5,000 units would be rented if we been
it," says John Feldkamp; director which they can not afford. ever, that the University c o n- alleged rate increase in Ann Ar- ing with the assistance of the built them," Finn says. F e 1 d- ices."
of University housing. Thus, the difference between structed married housing because bor apartments, Salowitz replied University's off-campus housing kamp adds that in order for him inated
But two floors down from the the views which the housing of- the married students could n o t that he "could not attest to a 10- office. to receive money to build hous- servic
housing office, in the Tenants Un- fice and the Tenants Union hold afford to compete in the housing' 15 per cent across-the-board rent The reason for the lack of spaces ing, he must show a need for this The n
ion headquarters, the tune is concerning the housing situation market. hike." for freshmen, according to Feld- housing. Right now, he says, there he sa
somewhat different. seems to be one of definition. Claiming that landlords have Over 300 students, 80 of them kamp, was that too many stu- is no demand for new housing. ice.
"The frightening thing about the According to the housing of- instituted a rent hike for apart- freshmen, were notified during the dents admitted to this year's The University is currently con- Alle
housing situation is that the hous- fice, if a student cannot afford ments this year, and that there is summer of the possibility that the freshman class accepted admis- sidering building several projects ion o
ing office can have the incredible the high rents in Ann Arbor and a glut on the housing market University would not house them. sion. "We reserved spaces for the shrn uldingusever pojes to th
gall 'to maintain this is the has no place to live as a/ result,. "much worse" than last fall, John Finn, assistant director of 2251 freshmen that were expected ts, woldwhous e 0d by th
smoothest year for housing in the this does not represent a shortage Burghardt says that the Univer- University housing, indicated to accept admission, while 2550 dents, Salowitz says, "We need 25 sp
past five," says Steve Burghardt, in housing. The Tenants Union, sity is looking for a "quantitative that this procedure was under- actually accepted," Feldkamp says. cuple of million do in to Fin
general coordinator of the Tenants on the other hand, considers the solution to a qualitative problem taken in preference to placing stu- Most of the freshmen who did ' ,, Ap
Union. lack of low-cost housing to repre- in the student housing market." dents in temporary housing, as not receive regular dorms were of do
The union maintains that stu- sent a housing shortage. Edward Salowitz; assistant di- was done last year. According to placed in Fletcher and Oxford "There is no relationship be- doubl
dents at the University are faced According to Feldkamp, "Hous- rector of University housing, Finn, all but 10 of the freshmen housing. tween the cost of dorm rooms and Finn
with a severe housing shortage. ing has always been a shared re- maintains, however, that "in were later placed in 'U' housing. Last spring, in a referendum ap- the Ann Arbor housing market rates'
The University administration, sponsibility of the community and terms of the overall market in Those 10 were refunded their de- proved overwhelmingly by stu- situation," Salowitz says. Feld- peopl

Eight Pages
adds, "Our housing is on
ictly non-profit basis. The
way we have been able to
costs as low as they are has
to eliminate certain serv-
Examples of services elim-
, in the past have been maid
e and Sunday night dinner.
ext service to be eliminated,
ys, will be the laundry serv-
egations by the 'Tenants Un-
f overcrowdirg in addition
e shortage has been denied
e housing office. At least 20-
aces still remain, according
proximately 350 conversions
rm rooms into economy
es and triples were made,
says, to allow "reduced
and to accommodate more

UIn lease
Daily News Analysis
Whether an enthusiastically
supported experimental school
survives may depend upon the
result of a dispute between the
school's directors and their

By The Associated Press

air plane.

VP Newell

The lan
which has
house at 70

A t senior higI
Apolibe Theni
to lease th
June, whe
4 ers could n
criticizelocate whi
At the sar
ficials war
marked fo
Mmembers ,s
choice but
a two Mon
By ART LERNER came, iron
The Ann Arbor Police yesterday ,Solstis
issued a press release reiterating riers of ed
their criticism of Mayor Robert and,- "thee
Harris and his statements c o n- pline rathe
cerning alleged illegal behavior by soon attra
an officer during last spring's stu- sity-sponso
dent strike, soon was r
The police union has previously ed by thea
threatened a libel suit against the Cies to
mayor, but yesterday it did not offered. W
mention legal action. Yesterday's them, Sol
statement was made through a move when
4 spokesman for Local 247, of the Aug. 24.
International 1 Brotherhood of They be
Teamsters. inforced by
The union claims statements the ambigu
made by the mayor last Thursday tion's posit
werebased on "inadequate" in- The Uni'
vestigative reports. the lease, ci
turally sub
A controversy encompassing the day, howev
mayor, the police department, and newal of th
the City Council has developed (Solstis) 1
since Mayor Harris made a recom- corporation
mendation that apparent evidence for events
of police brutality be turned over stis staff n
to the county prosecutor. after a me
The mayor's recommendation President V
stemmed from an investigation of bara Newe
incidents during the Black Action hoff, direc
Movement strike in March. The tions, that
recommendation referred specifi- reversed it
cally to the actions of one offi- "Now th
cer, who allegedly twice struck , a structurally
demonstrator being held down by (the Univ
another officer. structurally
Harris has said if a police of- member Ro
ficer without provocation hits a Newelland
man, while that man is pinned by be reached
another policeman, the officer Solstis .m
should be tried like any civilian. tion would
Mayor Harris was unavailable with more
for comment on the union release codes whi
yesterday. See
OS tose
Women's organizations may soon have
an ",advocate" in the Office of Sudent
A search and recommendation commit'-
tee is in the process of formation to sug-
gest candidates for a proposed post dealing
with women's groups on campus.
"I conceive of the position as being for
an advocate and organization builder," says
Mrs. Sue Allan, chairman of the search

dlord is the University,
been renting an o 1d
06 Oakland to Solstis, a
school for junior and
,h school students.
versity originally agreed
e building to Solstis in
n the school's organiz-
ot find another place to
.ch they could afford.
me time, University of-
ned that the house was 'dm i n S.
say they had little
to accept the offer of
nth lease. The problem
ically, when the school,
goal of "modifying bar-
ducational institutions,"
cultivation of self-disci- r
er than its imposition,"z
cted over 70 students.
offshoot of the Univer-f
ored Tutorial Project, it
'ecognized and support- H
academic community. A, HOSTAGES awa
f courses, ranging from confer in New Yf
creative writing we r e
ith this success behind A Tt j{(
stis was reluctant to ASK1 $0,00
n their lease ended on
Ileve their cause isre-
Y' what they claim to be e t
Lity of the administra-
alling the house "struc- font
bstandard." Last Tues-
iver ,they agreed to re- By ART LERI
he lease provided, "they
organize into a private ' PETER MI
n and assume liability Members of the B
on the property." Sol- Development Leagu
members said yesterday W e 1 f a r e Rights
eting with Acting Vice- (WRO) began occui
for Student Affairs Bar- more Ann Arbor re
ell and James Brinker- yesterday.
ctor of building opera- BEDL and WR(
t the Housing Office immediate reparati(
s position. area poor people,
ey say 'it probably isn't Christian Science I
y unsound, but for our on Liberty Street
ersity's) purposes it is Israel Temple on H
y unsound,' " said staff terday morning.
o Lee. groups are demai
g yesterday's meeting, from both the Chr
d Brinkerhoff could not and Beth Israel conj
for comment. year.
members say incorpora- BEDL and WRO
d make them comply the, funds for scho
stringent city housing children whose pa
ch they claim the Uni- welfare.
SOLSTIS, Page 8 The immediate

-Associated Press
t release from guerrillas as UN delegates from Arab nations
ork. It is not known if the delegate from Egypt attended the meeting.

Arab commandos yesterday
seized a British jetliner with
113 persons aboard and raised
their ,total bag of hostages to
more than 300. But they put
off indefinitely a deadline for
blowing up two airliners hi-
jacked earlier.
The deadline was to have ex-
pired at 10 p.m. EDT yesterday for
the release of seven guerrillas held
in Britain, Switzerland and West
The United States nas promised
meanwhile to sell Israel 18 more
F4E Phantom fighter-bombers as
part of its commitment to main-
tain the military balance of power
in the Mideast, administration
sources confirmed yesterday.
Deliveries of the first supersonic
planes, each capable of carrying
more than 15,000 ppunds of bombs
and missiles, is expected to begin
later this month with completion
of the deal by the end of the year,
sources said.
In New York, the United Na-
tions Security Council met in ur-
gent session last night and ap-
pealed, without dissent, for the
hijacked captives' freedom.
At the 12-minute meeting, re-
quested by the United States and
Britain, the council expresed grave
concern "at the threat to innocent
A resolution passed without
formal vote asked the release of
all passengers and crew without
exception andcalled on all nations
to take legal steps to avert future
hijackings or any other interfer-
ence with international air travel.
Rochat, acting as intermediary
between the Palestinian extremists
and Western governments, .was
trapped in Amman by street fight-
ing last night but secured the
postponement in telephone talks
with the guerrillas.
He reported to the Red Cross in
Switzerland that the commandos
had agreed to delay any action
until he could meet with them.
See 113, Page 8,

are groups demand funds)
two more congregations

Associated Press
UN SECRETARY-GENERAL U Thant, right, confers with Gunnar
Jarring, his special envoy to the Middle East.
Student Mobe plans
Oct. dmntrto

NER and
lack Economic
e (BEDL) and
pations of two
iigious centers
O, demanding
ons funds for
entered the
Reading Room
and the Beth
ill Street yes-
The welfare
nding $50,000
istian Science
gregations this
plan to use
ol clothes for
rents are on

part of a long range drive for
$60-$80 million from c o u n t y
churches to be used to provide the
county poor with clothes, hous-
ing, day care centers, foodco-
operatives, a 'medical and dental
center, training programs, and a
drug treatment center.
BEDL member Charles Thomas
Jr. entered=the Christian Science
Reading Room yesterday morning
and was later joined by other wel-
fare group members. The group
announced that at least one mem-
ber would spend the night in the
I reading room.
The plan for reparation funds
would have to be presented to the
congregation as a whole, a Chris-
tian Science board member ex-
plained. The congregation is gov-
erned by an elected board that
meets monthly. The board met

meeting were available as of early
this morning.
Also yesterday morning, BEDL
member Henry Bryan and WRO
member Elmira Collins entered
Beth Israel Templeswhich shares
the same location as the Univer-
sity B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation.
Bryan met with Prof. Henry
Gershowitz, president of the con-
gregation, who called a board
meeting last night. Meeting re-
sults were also unavailable early
this morning.
Gershowitz and board members
had no comment on progress of
the meeting, but Gershowitz said
he would make a statement some-
time today.
Representatives of BEDL and
WRO planned on spending the
night in the Temple pending re-
sults of the board meeting.
The welfare groups, who have
visited eight churches in the last
three weeks, were given $5,000 by
the First Unitarian Church last
Saturday. The Unitarian Church's
action came after a coalition of
ten other churches obtained an in-
junction barring the groups from
theirhpremises. The Unitarian
Church has refused to join the
coalitions action.
A show-cause hearing, where
WRO and BEDL are to show
cause why the temporary injunc-
tion barring them from the ten
churches shoul not become per-
manent, is to be held at 9 a.m. to-

"Broadening the base of the
anti-war movement is one of the
primary goals of the fall anti-war
movement," said James Lafferty,
co-chairman of the National
Peace Action Coalition, as plans
for an October demonstration were
discussed last night.,

demands are last night, but no results of the

Lafferty spoke before over 100
people at a mass meeting of the
student mobilization committee to
end the war '(SMC), which con-
cluded that action this fall will
be concentrated ,oh the strength-
ening of the student-worker al-
liance, as well as on the holding
of mass demonstrations in urban
centers across the country Oct. 31.
"The moratorium will enable us
to bring new layers of people into
the movement, and thereby broad-
en the base of power," Lafferty
said. He spoke of efforts to es-
pecially increase the participation
of Mexican-Americans and other
third-world people.
The 'meeting further discussed
University participation in- the
anti-war movement.
SMC president David Ruhland
proposed specific attacks on "cam-
pus manifestations of the war ma-
chine." He 'labeled ROTC and
military research on campus as
potential targets.
The efficacy of annual mass
protests was challenged. "We've
been demonstrating for years, and
still the war continues, ,o many
Americans are beginning to doubt
if demonstrations really work,"
Lafferty responded. "But to the

ek women's advocate

over as Vice President for Student Services.
"My own personal opinion is that there
is a need for someone in the OSO to be
concerned with women's groups, either as
a primary responsibility or as one of their
responsibilities," Knauss says.
However, he indicates that he would
have to talk to the OSO staff and the new
Office of Student, Services Policy Board
before commenting further.
One tentative description of the position

Mrs. Allan hopes that the women's ad-
vocate will be a full time position, but
hours and salary have not yet been set.
Tht search committee membership is
still open to people from women's groups.
"It will basically consist of those who are
interested," Mrs. Allan says. "I want the
position to have a broad base of support
from women's groups."
Once the search committee has estab-
lished criteria for the nost. thev will accent

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