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Wednesday, September 2, 1970


Student Activities-Page Five

Ad hoc group



"Ad hoc" is Latin for "from
that," and whenever an issue
crops up nationally or on the
campus you can be certain that
an ad hoc group will appear to
inform the campus about it.
Ephemeral in nature, most
such groups are loose coalitions
of people joined temporarily un-
der a -single banner, usually
leading to a teach-in and often
breaking up immediately after.
The Committee on Repres-
sion, during its brief life this
past year, was a paradigm of
the 'typical ad hoc group.



60 "Repression,"
and "trashing,"
in the student
year.,It stands
means - legal
- used by the
to control and

like "ecology"
was a new word
argot this past
for the various,
and extra-legal
otherwise harn-

ample of earlier teach-ins, it in-
cluded a general session in Hill
Aud. featuring nationally-
known speakers, with workshops;
and symposia following on spe-,
cific aspects of repression.
Included among the speakers
at the Saturday night '(Jan. 31)
session were Yippie leader and
Chicago Seven defendant Jerry
Rubin and the Mlack Panther
Party's Cultural -Minister Em-
ory Douglass. While Rubin stole
the show with his theatricals,
the 'speaker who came closest to
actually addressing t h e issue
w a s a relatively unknown
"movement lawyer," Arthur
Kinoy; a professor at Rutgers
"It's been a quiet week for
movement lawyers," Kinoy be-
gan, and then continued to tell
how each day had brought news
of what he called some new in-
sanity perpetrated against the
Panthers and activistsi in gen-
eral. That was the week the New
Haven trial of Bobby Seale was
announced and the week that
Senate leaders of both parties'
came out in support of Atty.
Gen. John Mitchell's "no-knock"
drug bill, among other things.
"Let President Nixon think
back to Fauniel Hall and the
Boston Tea Party if he thinks
American policy cannot be made
in the streets," Kinoy said. "The
slogan 'Power to the People' is
not rhetoric, but a strategy for
our time." {
Douglass' presentation w a s
simple, but highly 'effective. He
listed in detail incident after in-
cident of police harassment and'

brutalization of Black Panther
leaders .and member's.
At the t i mn e of his speech,
Douglass was one of the few
Panther leaders not in jail, in
exile or dead. A little over a
month later, he joined the fate
of his comrades and was arrest-
ed in New Haven on a contempt
of court charge, for reading in
the courtroom.

ess political activists and simi-
lar deviant American subcul-
As campus anti-disruption
bills and persecution of specific
groups, 'such as the Black Pan-
ther Party, began to Increase
last fall and winter, individuals.
and groups on campus began to
realize that repression was not
a phenomenon confined to cer-
tain totalitarian states in East-
ern Europe. With that concern
in mind, several members of the
University community began to
get together toward the end of
fall term to see what t h e y
could do.
o The eventual outcome of their
efforts was the Teach-In on Re-
pression held January 31 and
February 1. Following the ex-

Rubin greeted the crowd of
3,200 with, "My name is John-
ny Ca liand I'm playing at the
University of Michigan peni-
Much of hrs speech cealt with
the "Conspiracy 7" trial. "The
strategy ,of the trial from the
beginnin'g is to see t h a t the
judge has a heart attack," Ru-
bin explained. "Then we'll have
to start ll over again and it
(the trial) will cost the gov-
ernment another billion dol-
After the speeches, workshops
began in Mason Hall and the
Angell Hall auditoriums. With
knowledgable people in each
field leading the discussions, the
groups examined such things as
repression anq the media, re-
pression and women, and re-
pression and welfare law.
Afterthe workshops, Students
for a Democratic Society (SDS)
organized a March Against Re-
pression which circled the town,
finally ending at North Hall,
which' houses the ROTC pro-
gram. There, about 30 demon-
strators broke into the building,
smashing glass, tearing down
bulletin boards, breaking win-
dows and, stealing trophies ina
a typical example of the trash-
ing mentioned earlier.
There were more workshops
on Sunday discussing repression
as it appear in the draft laws,
the military and politics. After
the teach-in the Committee it-
self managed to' hang together
long enough to become part of
the Coalition to Support BAM,
the white student adhorcgroup
which formed, to support the
goals of the Black Action
Movement (BAM) in its suc-
cessful drive and class strike
for increased minority admis-
sions last March.
However, despite its announc-
ed intentions to sponser further
activities, the Committee on Re-
pression had faded out by the
end of winter term. Neverthe-
less, it. served its purpose in
making a large number of stu-
dents and faculty realize that
repression does exist in Ameri-
ca and is growing.










'U'tunes in WCBN-
Operating from the basement of the Student Activities
Bldg., WCBN - 640 on the AM radio dial -= reaches out to
over 10,000 listeners at the University.
Entirely student owned, operated, and maintained, the"
campus radio station is preferred by 11 per cent of dorm resi-
dents who listen to radio, according to a recent survey.
WCBN is licensed for regular broadcast by the Federal
Communications Commission, but it broadcasts only to the
dorms or other University housing units on request.
Broadcasts are relayed to the housing units via telephone
lines, and are then re-transmitted through the buildings'
4 electrical systems.
Programming on WCBN is mostly "open format," mean-
ing the disc jockey can play whatever he likes. Requests are
taken during most of the broadcast day which extends from
8 a.m. to 1 a.m., and occasionally on into the early morning
hours. In addition, special programs of folk music, talk shows,
jazz, or "oldies" are scheduled throughout the week.
Some of the station personnel hope to eventually go to
FM broadcasting, but at the present time, both of the com-
mercial FM channels allotted to the Ann Arbor area are oc-
WCBN personnel stress that all students are welcome to
join the staff, regardless of previous radio experience.
There are always openings, they say, in DJ positions,
news and sports coverage, advertising, electronics, and fi-
nancial record keeping.

These first few weeks in a new environment can be quite challenging to even the strongest of men.
To many of you your whole life will change.. . the strong may become weak, the weak may be-
come strong. Only time will tell where and how you fit into this new spectrum of life. But no matter
the outcome you're all starting out equal. And as equals you'll all have the same problems to face
... meeting new friends, adjusting to new surroundings, adapting to a new social structure.
Follett's, right in the hub of the campus, can be a great asset to you as you start off. After registering
and checking into new rooms one of the first things you'll have to do is supply yourself with text-
books and school supplies. This does not have to be a hair-raising experience. Just stop in at Follett's
and ask for some help if you feel you need it. Follett's carries everything you'll need for this coming
year. We're here tohelp you and to serve you. Why not take advantage of us. Listed below are
some of the policies that we live by-please read them., They're there for your benefit.




GIFT-PAK (A $2.00 Value)
ULRICH'S-The Student's Bookstore





FOLLETT'S satisfies your used textbook needs . .
for all courses
You can be sure, no matter what courses you're taking, that FOLLETT'S
will have all the textbooks you'll need.
FOLLETT'S is the complete supply and book store
In addition to supplying all of your new and used book needs, FOLLETT'S
also is equipped to supply you with all of your school supply needs .. .
from "T" shirts to "T" squares, from pencils to pennants.
FOLLETT'S offers full exchange privileges on
books purchased
At any time within fourteen days after puchase, FOLLETT'S will give you
a full refund on any book returned because a course has been dropped
or changed, if the book is in its original condition and if you have your
FOLLETT'S consistently serves the student
If your parents went to college, chances are FOLLETT'S was there to serve
them too. We've been around a long time, in nearly 30 colleges, and
we will continue to be around for a long time to serve your school needs.
FOLLETT'S saves you money on used texts
To help you get. the. books you need at the lowest possible price, FOL-
I'ETT'S buys used textbooks throughout the country at the end of each
semester and redistributes them to schools that will be using them in the
following semesters. You save substantially by buying reconditioned used
hooks from FOLLETT'S.
FOLLETT'S will buy your used textbooks at the end
of the semester
We'll pay cash for your used textbooks-even those that won't be used
on this campus next semester. FOLLEIT'S has the facilities and organiza-
tion to ship these used texts where they will be needed next semester,
and to get to you the used texts that you will be needing here next


FOLLETT'S has served the U/M campus for 32 years
FOLLETT'S structure requires it to maintain faithful and consistent serv-
ices. The FOLLETT'S store on your campus has been here for some time
and will be on your campus to serve future students for years to come.
Many co-ops and student exchanges appear only because of a tem-
porary or seemingly profitable market, or as the result of student pres-
sure. Because most of these ventures are not based on the sound economic
aspects of experienced book sellers, these stores or services generally
disappear due to their financial difficulties.
FOLLETT'S saves you money on quality merchandise
Your FOLLETT'S MICHIGAN BOOKSTORE benefits from the parent com-
pany by taking advantage of the centralized, volume-purchasing power
program. This means that you, the student, are supplied with top quality
merchandise at the fairest price on campus.
FQLLETT'S net profit is lower than the national average of the retail
industry of 2% to 3%. In order for Follett's to exist at this low profit
margin we have to sell large quantities of various merchandise other
than books, and we have to offer better service than our competitors.
This we do.
Well, these points just about sum up what Follett's
is and what Follett's stands for. We're quite proud of
our relationship with the school, students and faculty.
We feel that we have something to offer; we feel that
we're a big part of this school and we're going to con-
tinue being a part. So, why not stop by as soon as you
can and browse around . . you'll be pleasantly sur-
prised to see what Follett's has to offer.
Note to Freshmen:
Send us a list of your courses and your name and address. We'll
have your books ready when you arrive in Ann Arbor.








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(Save Up to /3 on Follett's Used Textbooks)



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