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Vol. XXXI, No. 16 Ann Arbor, Michigan --Sunday, September 20, 1970 Ten Cents

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Hepatitis may cause tent city eviction



"Tent City," a tent-dwelling community on the Diag,
may soon be forced to close up because of a case of
infectious hepatitis.
This was announced last night by Vice-President for
Student Services Robert Knauss, following a series of com-
munications between Knauss, 'Environmental Health Di-
rector William Joy and residents of the tent community.
A final decision on the matter is expected today, follow-
ing a meeting between Knauss and representatives of the
Tenants Union, which has been supporting "Tent City".
The presence of the disease was first discovered Friday
when Ralph Barker, 18, was admitted to University Hos-
pital, He had been living in several places recently, in-
eluding Tent City and Stockwell Hall. Although University
health officials have since disinfected most of Stockwell's
restrooms and most of the people in contact with Barker
have been innoculated with a serum to prevent the dis-
ease, there remains some question as to whether further
steps are necessary.
'Joy has said the tents must be removed while the tent
dwellers are contesting this.
"They're trying to create this fear in the public mind
that unless all the tents are removed, the place is unsafe,"
said Teants Union spokesman Steven Burghardt. "That
isn't true. There are only two tents that Barker was in
City t sell ~
Mark's for
$600 tax bill_
People used to go to Mark's Coffeehouse
to meet friends after class, to study or play
chess, or just to relax in what must be de-
scribed as one of the feyv local coffeenouses
with "atmosphere."
Occasionally they went to buy something
to eat and drink. Now they are greeted by
a padlock, a tax sale announcement, and
some wilting flowers from would-be patrons
Flowers may have been "too sentimental
for some people who stopped to look at the
door, but almost everyone was surpried to
find Mark's is to be sold for taxes by the
Friday, people walked up to the door and
"Notice is hereby given that a tax
sale will be held by the City of Ann
Arbor on September 28, 1970 at 11:00 Wolverine
o'clock at 605 East William St. (Mark's day s ?0-9
address) . . by reason of personal
property taxes which are outstanding
for the years 1968, 1969, and 1970 in
the amount of $596.71"
City Treasurer John P. Bentley signed the
They also read a more detailed announce-
ment issued by a representative of the Mich- "
igan State Police force Thursday listing w i
particular acts violated and the items for
sale, "viz: tables, chairs, refrigeratoi, food
prep. cabinets and tables, utensils, pots, By R
pans, dishes and misc. items, cash register, A dispute h
coffee maker, food warmers and keepers of the Unive
and inventory of supplies." store's new m
While most of those who stopped to read
just walked away, a number paused long seling at su
enough to swear. dent Activit'ie
"The pastrami sandwiches had shrunk been made p
a lot recently," one former patron remarked. ployes collecti
But that was not the only problem Mark's With the e
had encountered in the last year or so. el t the s
Mark's had also suffered invasions of "teeny- the Student B
boppers" and health inspectors. te todhire
"It probably died because people wouldn't The Board fe
buy anything," another former patron co- problems of i
In less than ten days the flowers will have operations.u
blown away, people will have stopped leaving
notes on the.door for their friends when Apparently
they find they can't meet them there any- veloped with
more, and Mark's will be dead and sold. meeting with
the student
7y ~~ "'p . content with
One student
since its ince
store as frien

feels that the
tudinous servi
out of hand.
Another stu
anonymous fel
ing policies we
some personsI
the brief rush
fically told tha
nlonve until thf

and they have been taken down and will be disinfected."
Joy disagreed. "There's no way of knowing which tents
and which people are affected. All the tents have to be
removed and disinfected."
Some of the residents charged that the decision was
based on "politics" and not safety.
"Barker only spent a couple of days here and we've
already done everything our doctors have said we ought
to-we've all gotten the shots," said one resident.
Several doctors contacted yesterday expressed doubt
that any precautions other than taking the gamma glo-
bulin serum were necessary.
"These guys are just out to get us out of here," added
Tenants Union member David Christeller. "Brinkerhoff
(Director of University Business Operations) would like
, to get rid of us today before the alumni see us and when
everyone is at the football game."{
Christeller was referring to the order Brinkerhoff had
given Joy for the tents' removal yesterday which was
later rescinded pending today's meeting.J
Despite this criticism, University Health Service Direct-
or Dr. Robert Anderson said the removal of the tents was
"We have to take every precaution because it's a very
difficult virus to completely erradicate." he said. "That
area is really contaminated and I would recommend it be

evacuated. We have an obligation to protect, the com-
Although Anderson cautioned that even with the pre-
ventive shots there was "no absolute protection," he said
"only those with 2 to 3 hours exposure to this person
or those who used common lavatory facilities that he used
are likely to have the disease."
The University originally allowed people to set tents
on the Diag provided -no health hazard was created by
them. The residents claim that this hasn't happened, but
Knauss says he isn't sure.
"It may be the case that a health hazard has been
created. If so, we may have to move the tents to some
other location," he said.
Meanwhile, Tenants Union, which has supported the
"Tent-in" is uncertain of what will eventually happen.
"I wish I knew what would happen," said Burghardt.
"We're supporting them but we can't negotiate for them.
We can only help them in their dealings with the Univer-
sity," he said.
Although the University has offered to provide tem-
porary housing for students involved in the tent-in while
the area is disinfected, few can take advantage of the
offer if the tents come down. Only one person currently
involved in the Tent-in is a student.

cease -fire;



Blacks begin
publicati*on of
new magazine.
"Burning Spear," Ann Arbor's newest
publication, is a magazine designed to serve
the city's black community.
The first edition includes articles on the
Ann Arbor Model Cities program, Newark,
legal self-defense, firearms, Chicanos, and
an interview with black, artist Jon Onye
rLock ard.
TheBurning Spear's staff plans to pub-
lish the magazine twice monthlyand dis-
tribute it through pedestrian vendors and
The magazine is an independent organi-
zation, recognized by Student Government
Council, and not affiliated with any other
Burning Spear Editor Alan Douglas gives
two primary purposes for, the magazine. One
he says, is "to establish effectivedregular
communications between black students,
faculty,staff and other interested people.
The other is "to form a link of communica-
tion between black folks on campus, in Ann
Arbor and beyond."
The magazine has a core staff ofvolun-
teers, says Douglas. "Contributions of time,
poetry, art, fiction, or anything else relat-
ing to black people are welcome from any-
one," he says.
The staff hopes there will be an exchange
of ideas on possible solutions to the spe-
cific problems of blacks in the magazine,
says Douglas. In addition, Burning Spear
tywill carry several monthly features intended
to serve the needs of the community on an
on-going basis.
These will include free community an-
nouncements column, a letters column,
book, record, and movie reviews, and funda-
mental information on first aid, legal self-
defense and firearms, according to an edi-
See BLACKS, Page 6

BEIRUT (AP) - Amman Radio said
early today that a Syrian armored
brigade crossed into Jordan in the
early hours and clashed with royal
Jordanian troops.
A communique ,issued by Jordanian
military governor Habis Majali said
the Syrian attack was repulsed back
into Syria "with heavy losses."
By The Associated Press
Jordanian army chief'Habis Majali order-
ed his soldiers to cease military operations
against Palestinian guerrillas yesterday but
later warned "anyone who fires on civilians
or troops will be shot."
Guerrilla broadcasts rejected the cease-
fire in the three-day war that has left an
estimated 10,000 casualties and declared
"the battle continues."
Majali apparently agreed to a truce pro-
posed by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel
Nasser in ordering his troops to back off,
but 2/a hours later he broadcast the warn-
ing to guerrillas that they would be shot if
they fired at soldiers or civilians. He also
declared a ban on "anyone carrying arms in
towns and cities throughout the country."
Associated Press newsman George Boult-
wood reported from the Syrian-Jordanian
border 50 miles north of Amman, that 3,000
Syrian troops with 50 Soviet-made tanks
were deployed along the frontier in support
of the guerrillas.
The Soviet news agency Tass- expressed
alarm at movements of the U.S. 6th Fleet
in the eastern Mediterranean it said, "Re-
ports indicate that plans of foreign military
intervention . . . are being hatched by
definite circles in certain countries." Tass
appealed to the Jordanian government and
guerrillas to stop "the fratricidal conflict."
The Egyptian government said any Ameri-
can, military intervention in Jordan would
have "grave consequences."
U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird
said yesterday that as long as the Jordanian
army remains in control there are no plans
for the United States to evacuate U.S. citi-,
zens who are in that troubled country.
Asked about reports that the Palestinian
guerrillas were moving some tanks into Jor-
dan across the Syrian border, Laird said
this was a possibility-but he stressed there
had been no confirmation. In any event,
Laird said, he wouldn't regard the use of
i tanks by the guerrillas from Syria as an act
of intervention in the Jordanian civil war.
In related developments, Britain an-
nounced last night it is readying medical
help and emergency supplies for an inter-
national relief operation to Jordan.
Also, a hand grenade apparently thrown
by Arab terrorists exploded in an East Jeru-
salem restaurant last night, wounding a
former Chicago couple and their teen-age
son, police said.


-Daily-Jim Jucdkis
Looking for daylight
Lance Scheffler looks for running room in the fourth quarter of yester-
victory over Arizona. See story, Page 9.
" "
)kstore ernployes in rift
[Ii manager on policies

--Ass.catel kress
PALESTINIAN guerrillas rest outside
Ramtha near the Syrian border.
meet on proposed
Acting Inter-House Assembly (IHA) pres-
ident Bob Hartzler and Residence Hall
Union (RHU) chairman Jeff Lewin will
meet today to iron out differences in their
proposed constitutions for; a new student
housing organization.
A new constitution was made necessary
by Central Student Judiciary's (CSJ) ruling
last year that IFA was in violation of Stu-
dent Governient Council's (SGC) constitu-
tion. The action against IHA was brought
by residents of West Quad's Chicago House
who claimed IHA was unrepresentative.
Both IHA and RHU have drawn up con-
stitutions to submit for the approval of
dorm residents. Both new constitutions
would reduce the size of the organization's
representative body. IHA's proposal would
limit voting members to 20, with four non-
voting members serving as representatives
on the Board of Governors of the residence
RHU's proposed constitution would limit
the number of voting members to 17 repre-
sentatives of students in dorms, along with
voting privileges for the president and the
student members of the Board of Governors.
One major difference separating the two
sides is the nature of the head officer of the
organization. According to IHA, he> would
be called chairman and would be elected
from among the IHA council as is done
See IHA, Page 6


as emerged between employes,
.sity discount store and the
store began in January,, 1969
pplies and records in the Stu-
s Bldg., major decisions h a d
rimarily by the student em-
xpansion of the store to in-
dent bookstore, the Board for
Bookstore decided it was ne-
a general manager, Lou Hall.
lt that Hall would ease the
initiating a book department
pervise the store's day-to-day
misunderstandings have de-
this change, and at a closed
the Board last Sunday night,
employes voiced general dis-
the store's current manage-
who has worked at the store
ption described the original
dly, small, and personal. He
present store, with its multi-
ces and products has gotten
dent who preferred to remain
t that the new hiring and fir-
ere unjust. He explained that
had evidently been hired for
season but were not speci-
at they were short term em-
aev werep fired.

to be made the students have lost control
over the store's operations.
Professor Merle Crawford, a fagulty
member of the Board, explained that he
thought the student workers were adequate-
ly represented through SGC.
"The Regents agreed to a compromise
letting students control the store but not
a particular group who work at one time
at that store, rather students at large."

Against, the, war: The tie that binds,

"I'd march with the devil against
this war," says a professor. "I'm be-
yond thinking about who's marching
with me."
And apparently other anti-war
workers in the area - some of them
organized into four specific p e a c e
groups - feel the same way. Though
the four organizations h o u s e d
at the newly-established Peace Cen-
ter at Huron and State have different
constituencies, origins, ideology and
methods, they are sufficiently united
to co-exist.
Movement for a New Congress
(MNC) and Peace Works (the former
McGovern-Hatfield petition d r i vIe)
were formed this summer in resporne

"Our purpose is to kick out the bad-
dies and get in the goodies," says MNC
leader Andy Semmel, grad.
Another MNC organizer, Laird Har-
ris, says, "people good on peace are
usually good on other issues too."
The group centers its efforts on
door-to-door canvassing, voter regis-
tration and distribution of literature
-leaving fund-raising to other organ-
izations. Last week, MNC held a regis-
tration drive on campus, in. addition to
a mass meeting. Though Harris says
the organization is non-partisan, it
has supported "at least three Demo-
crats for every Republican."
An organizer suggests two criteria
by which MNC evaluates candidates-
'Does the candidate understand why


Peace Works is now in the process
of redefining its goals, following the
defeat of the Hatfield-McGovern
Amendment to End the War, which it
was formed to promote. The group
had collected over 17,000 signatures
this summer in support of the amend-
ment and has been selling Peanuts
for Peace to raise money for anti-
war advertising.
Two older organizations located in
the Peace Center are the Interfaith
Council for Peace and the Ann Ar-
bor Committee to End the War. The
Committee, composed of graduate
students and faculty members, orig-
inated during summer 1969 as an ad
hoc faculty group to organize a fall
anti-war rally. It reassembled after

most established peace group in Ann
Arbor," consists of some 40 people,
about half of whom are local clergy-
men. It began late in 1965 as part
of the Protestant Council of Church-
es. Barbara Fuller, a minister's wife
and the groups' sole fulltime employe,
says, "After a while, it seemhed sense-
less to work against the war without
the help of other religious groups,
so now we're only nominally affiliated
with the Protestants.'
The Council maintains ties with
most local congregations interested in
social action, says Mrs. Fuller. "The
representatives tend to be from the
less sectarian, less narrow churches,"
she says.
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