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Colder, partly cloudy,
small chance of rain

Vol. LXXXI, No. 10 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, September 13, 1970 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Students start
group0to back
auto workers
With the deadline for an auto strike less
than 60 hours away, a group of students
met yesterday to discuss methods of sup-
porting the auto workers.
The purpose of the group, which calls
itself the Students to Support Auto Workers,
is to "provide political and material support
for the workers if they go on strike," accord-
ing to Frank Shoichet, a spokesman for the
In addition, Shoichet said, the organiza-
tion "should raise in the mind of the com-
munity the question of corporate control of
the United States and take action along
these lines."
The group is recognized by Student Gov-
ernment Council as a student organization
and has its office'in the Student Activities
N Bldg.
According to SGC Executive Vice Presi-
dent Jerry De Grieck, part of the group's
funds will come from SGC, with the rest
coming from a fund-raising campaign.
One of the major activities planned by
the !group is to bring a General Motors job
recruiter to a public forum later this
Another project is extensive research into.
auto company involvement in the defense
industry, with a view toward finding a way
to stop it' :
The group' also plans to distribute the in-
formation through leaflet drives and
meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday at '7:30 p.m. in the SAB.
Shoichet says the organization will try
to set up contacts with the United Auto
Workers (UAW). and sympathizers in other
parts of the State.
Meanwhile, negotiations for the UAW
and the auto companies remain. far apart.
The union has said that it will strike
eitl'er GM or Chrysler, or both, if new con-
tracts are not reached by midnight Mon-
day, when the current three-year pacts
The two firms were picked as targets
Sept. 2, the day after the companies made
their first. offer. In amended offers made
Thursday by Chrysler and Friday by GM,
the average hourly wage was increased by
38 cents in the first year of the contract
and by 13 cents in each of the last two years.
The UAW announced they were lowering
their wage demands for the first year of the
new contract.
Woodcock said the union was asking in-
creases which would raise the average hourly
wage from $4.02 to $4.65 in the first yea'
of a three-year contract. That demand is
down from the original wage demand calling
for about a $1 -an hour average increase
in the first year.~
Earlier yesterday, UAW President Leonard
Woodcock met with his top bargainers from
each of the Big Three firms to discuss the

-Daily-Denny Gainer
HANK BRYANT. a member of the Black Economic Development League, discusses
his organization's demands with members of the governing board of Congregation
Beth Israel in the synagogue's office last night.
Welfare groups rear
,accord with Beth Isre

Guerri llas
leaders co
Forty hostages
still held captive
L .
in 'special hotel'
By Trie Associated Press
The blasts that demolished three captive
airliners in the Jordan desert provoked dis-
sension in Arab ranks last night, as the
central command of the guerrilla groups
condemned the action.
Forty hostages remained the captives of
the Marxist guerrillas who emptied the three
aircraft yesterday afternoon and set off ex-
plosives which reduced $25 million worth of
property to a pile of scrap.
The action drew condemnation from the
central committee for the 10 major guerrilla
groups, which said it had called for release
of all hostages, but the Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)-prime
mover behind the hijackings-was unco-
operative. It warned of a strong stand
against any further action that "harms the
security of the revolution and turns it away
from its true battle against Israel."
A television broadcast inBeirut said the
PFLP's membership in the committee had
been suspended.
While most of the 280 held hostage as of
Friday night were freed, officials in Jordan
and elsewhere expr'essed concern about 35
men and five Israeli girls who, according to
a guerrilla spokesman, were retained at an
undisclosed hiding place to reinforce de-
mands for release for seven Arab commandos
held in Europe.
A fourth plane, worth $25 million, had
been blown up at Cairo at the start of his-
tory's worst week of air piracy. The con-
certed actions by hijackers led the United
States to start 'putting armed guards on
some international flights.
A spokesman for the PFLP stated cate-
gorically no lives were lost in the Jordan
explosions of a Trans World Airlines 707, a ONE 0]
Swissair DC-8 and a VC-10 of British Over- in the J
seas Airways Corp. (below)
But he added, "This was the first step of
our warning following the delay of the three P C
Western governments to concede to ourem.
The front's original terms were that Bri-
tain, Switzerland and West Germany had to
release the Arab commandos in their cus-
tody or the planes would be blown up with
passengers still aboard.
The Marxist guerrillas issued a new com-
munique yesterday stating that about 40 By hija
Israeli, British, Swiss, West German and dreds of
American passengers-35 men and five Is- guerrillas
raeli girls-were being detained as hostages. to disrupt
Some would be held "for investigation," peacemaki
the statement said, and theirs would be con- I
sidered hostages "against our militants held It rema
in these colonial lands." actually v
It was unclear what the'front wanted the Arab peac
United States to do. No member of the Arab in bad tr
commando groups is known to be detained This is
in this country. dicssi
The guerrillas started releasing women Minister
and children from the planes early yester- meet in W
day and they were brought into Amman At leas
aboard camouflaged army trucks. is the qu
Except for men among the 40 hostages tions can
who were taken to an undisclosed site, the which wo
male passengers arrived in the Jordanian for it to t
capital in a convoy of trucks. more abil
One of them, Karl Werder of New York Palestinia
City, said the remaining men were rounded Mrs. M
up and held aboard the Swissair jet until 15 Washingtc
minutes before explosions ripped the gleam- Israel's a
ing airliners apart. violations

"They had placed explosives, all kinds of arranged
See GUERRILLAS, Page 8 effect Aug




A three-day sit-in at the Congregation
Beth Israel by two local welfare groups
ended last night after the synagogue's gov-
erning board recognized the groups' de-
mands as legitimate and pledged their sup-
port to the organizations.
In the support statement, the b o a r d
said it would discontinue its efforts to ob-
tain a restraining order barring members of
the Black Economic Development League
(BEDL) and the Washtenaw County Wel-
fare Organization (WRO) from t h e
congregation's property.
Such a restraining order is presently be-
ing sought by other local churches, and a
hearing on the case will resume Monday.
In recent weeks, BEDL and WRO repre-
sentatives have conducted sit-ins at many
of these religious institutions to press for:
-Immediate sums of money to provide
school clothing for welfare recipients;
-Authority to spend the monies at their
determination; and
-Recognition of BEDL and WRO as the
legitimate, agents of the county's "p o o r,
black and disenfranchised."
While Beth Israel's statement did not

pledge financial support to the groups, it
did set up an open meeting for Sept. 20
when members of BEDL and WRO could
make an "appeal to the congregation and
any other interested members of the Jewish
On Friday night, the Ann Arbor Society
of Friends pledged an immediate $1,500 to
the organizations following a meeting be-
tween its congregation and the welfare
groups. At the same time, it acknowledged
the groups as "the legitimate" agents in the
county "speaking and dramatizing the needs
of the poor."
The society also offered their building for
a place where the welfare groups may "meet,
talk and work in the immediate future."
The Ann Arbor Unitarian Church recently
pledged $10,000 to the groups.
The core of BEDL and WRO's movement
for monetary reparations from churches is
the Black Manifesto, a document issued by
several black leaders in April, 1969.
The Manifesto seeks to link the nation's
churches to the capitalist system, which, it
says, has exploited "our minds, our bodies,
our labor."
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-Associated Press
F THE PLANES captured by Arab guerrillas, a VC-14 owned by BOAC, stands
Jordanian desert (above) moments before it was blown up by the guerrillas
'ace talks jeopordized b
id east ailin'~e hijckig

Lloyd, Mosher-Jordan coed corridors
draw praise from male, female occupants

By The Associated Press
News Analysis
icking airlines and holding hun-
passengers hostage, Palestinian
have demonstrated 'their power
t the politics and the policy of
ing in the Middle East.
ins to be seen whether they can
wreck the U.S.-sponsored Israeli-
e negotiations, which are already
ouble for other reasons.
certain to be a major topic of
Sfor President Nixon and Prime
Golda Meir of' Israel when they
ashington this week.
t as important in the long run
estion of whether, the negotia-
bring about a peace settlement
uld be tolerable for Israel. And
be tolerable, the Arab must show
ity to influence or control the
n guerrillas.
eir's prime concern in coming to
on in the next few days is with
ccusations of military standstill
by Egypt since the cease-f i r e
by the United States went into
. 8.

"This hall is so friendly, that if you close
your door, people think you're being anti-
social," says Morse Kalt, '73. describing
the life at one of the two coed corridors
in the University's residence halls.
Kalt lives on the sixth floor of Alice Lloyd
Hall, which, along with the second floor
at Mosher-Jordan Hall, has been authorized
by the Regents to house both male and
female residents on an experimental basis.
. Those involved in the experiment seem
excited and enthusiastic while others are
curious about how it will turn out.
The coed corridor at Lloyd is actually
an experiment within an experiment because
the Pilot Program-a special academic pro-
ject-is housed at the dorm. Because of the

dorm's experimental nature, the students
who live there seem to create an easy-going,
innovative, atmosphere which is reflected on
the coed corridor.
The sixth floor is noisy, in part because
all of the doors are open. The open doors
aid the tourists-"gawkers," as they are
called-who walk down the hall peering
into rooms. And, although no one is, sure
what relationship will be established between
the students, most believe that the lack
of privacy will cause the relationship to be
well thought out.
"Because of the lack of privacy you
wouldn't want to get into an uncomfortable
situation," says one sixth floor resident.
"And you have to live next door to each
other for the rest of the year," he adds.
The residents of the sixth floor believe
their corridor isthe most open and natural,
with nothing forced or put on. "It's not a
girls pajama party," says Leslie Grommet,
'74. "When girls are together they're silly.
We're silly together on this floor, but it's
a different kind of silly."
As a sophomore transfer student put
it, "Take our openness. The other day a
guy on the floor propositioned a girl living
here, and she told him that she was sorry,
but she doesn't sleep with friends."
At Mosher- Jordan, the coed corridor is
now in its second semester.
Last semester's experience was not typi-
cal because the students living on the floor
had worked together to establish the floor
and were already a tight knit group. As-

whole building co-ed by corridor, but feels
that the university should offer 3 dif-
ferent types of living-coed floors, coed
dorms, and single-sex dorms.
The students living on the floor now are
very positive about the idea. Joe Ricci, a
sophomore who moved from West Quad
says that so far "it has been a totally dif-
ferent experience. You're sheltered in West
Quad, living with 300 horny guys," he says,
indicating his pleasure with the coed cor-

The Israelis have called into question
Egypt's good faith. and by implication
they have questioned the motives of the
Soviet Union as Egypt's chief arms supplier.
Again U.S. officials realize the central is-
sue for the Israeli government is whether
any peace agreement that grew out of a
violated cease-fire would itself be depend-
A month ago the admittedly slender pros-
pects for an Arab-Israeli settlement con-
tributed nevertheless to the most hopeful
Middle East mood that Washington and
other Western capitals have experienced in
more than three years.
Now the actions of the hijackers and Is-
rael's buildup of cease-fire violation charges
against Egypt have chapged the mood of
hope to one of deep, uncertainty and in-
vested the whole outlook with a new sense
of peril.
The Palestinian commando groups de-
clared their opposition to the U.S. peace
plan immediately after it was accepted by
Egypt and Jordan last month.
It is widely agreed here that the central
purpose of the guerrillas has been to try
to undermine the cease-fire and create polit-
ical pressue which would work against the
success of the peace negotiations.
They blew up one plane at the Cairo air
port as a gesture against Egyptian President
Gamal Abdel Nasser's involvement in the
peace efforts. They operated in Beirut with-
out regard to the concern of the Lebanese
government over hijackings. They demon-
strated in Jordan the inability of the gov-
ernment of King Hussein to rule his own
While the widespread hijacking terrorism
evidently was not anticipated by the Nixon
administration, both the United States and
the Soviet Union are known to have felt for
months that the Palestinian commando or-
ganizations, including Al Fatah and the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Pales-
tine, which pulled off the hijackings, con-
stituted a growing threat to the possibility
of achieving stability in the Middle East.


paper in, new dispute

The president of Eastern Michigan University and the EMU
student newspaper, the Eastern Echo, have become involved in
a dispute over a set of guidelines which the president has laid
down for the paper.
In a memo to the editors of the Echo, EMU President
Harold Sponberg specified several conditions which the paper
must meet if they are to be permitted to publish three issues
per week, instead of two per week.
The memo states that the advertising rate in the Echo must
remain higher than the comparable rate in the Ypsilanti Press
and the Ann Arbor News. In addition, the Echo can increase its
amount of advertising and the number of pages it prints per
week only with the permission of the EMU vice president for
student affairs. Otherwise, it will not receive a subsidy from the
university. However, permission was given for increasing the
amount of pages during special events "such as homecoming."

Ron Musial, editor of the Echo, feels that the restrictions
placed on the Echo will be beneficial to the Panax Corp., which
owns the Ypsilanti Press and other newspaper and radio stations
throughout the state.
If the expected expansion of EMU to 50,000 students within
the next ten years is completed, the largest source of newspaper
readers in Ypsilanti would be students.
Sponberg was unavailable for comment on the Echo case.
His secretary said that she did not know when the president
would be available for an interview. She suggested calling EMU's
News Bureau.
Ralph Chapman, head of the News Bureau, said that his
knowledge of the case was based solely on information that he
had read in the Detroit Free Press and suggested calling Ralph
Gilden, EMU's former acting vice president for student af-
Gilden said that he was nn Inn-ar acting vie nresident and

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