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TENT CITY
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Vol L: X I, No. 18 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, September 23, 1970 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

CAMPUS BOMBINGS:

Nixon asks

Fleming
removal

calls

for

expanded FBI
WASHINGTON () - President Nixon asked Congress
yesterday for 1,000 more FBI agents and authority for instant
federal action in cases of bombings or burnings on college
campuses.
Republican congresional leaders got word of the proposal
- and applauded it - at a conference with the President,
Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and FBI -Director J. Edgar Hoover.
The admnistration wants legislation that would allow
the governmeit to move in, investigte and proseciute bomb-
ings. nrAxnn and othr acts of terrorism at any institution of
higher learning . receiving lederal funds, House Republican
leader Gerald Ford told reporters.'

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By ROSE SUE BERSTEIN
The board of directors of the
Michigan Unlion agreed yesterday
to rent 2300 square feet of space
to the student bookstore so the
store can begin operation in
January.'
There was previously some ques-
tion whether the board would ap-
prove the rental because of fears
the space reduction would riter-
fere with Union food service.
The Union board voted to give
the bookstore space in the dining
room adjacent to the present Uni-
versity store. The bookstore -will
be a division of the University
store.
Food service will continue and
the board anticipates that the
common access to both facilities
will benefit the bookstore, the
food service and the students..
At a meeting with the Union
board yesterday, pou Hahl, gen-
eral manager of the bookstore,
and Gary Allen, L'71, presented
their spa'ce requirements snd pro-
posals. Allen is president of the'
Board for the Student Bookstore.
The promised space will be
available Nov. 15, Allen explained.
Book should arrive by early De-
cember, and the store wil be
ready to open- for tie 'Winter
Term, he added. Much remodeling
work needs to be done, however,
and fixtures must be installed.
The space the board has given
the bookstore will be the selling
area but still to be determined is
where bookstore storage areas will
be located.
Possible sites include a first floor
bakery room which is now used for
food preparation, a ground floor
dishwashing room,, and 'a base-
ment hobby shop, which is used
for such student productions as
Musket and Soph Show.
Regardless of which space the
board selects, Allen maintains
that it will be skimpy. He noted
that the 2300 ,feet is a bare mini-
mum for operatiig the bookstore.
Presently the store uses much
makeshift storage space. Allen
mentioned that stock is .kept in
alleys, closets, part of the dish-
washing room, bathrooms, locker
rooms, and even in broken refrig-
erators.
Since so many items are kept
in storage, there are employes who
do nothing but continually re-
stock the shelves.

Almost all colleges and,universi-,
ties get federal help, Ford said.
Nixon recommended that the
force of' FBI agents be boosted
from 7,000 to 8,000 to deal with
the kind of campus violence Ford
described as well as to help combat
airplane hijackings.
Both Ford and Senate Republi-
can leader Hugh Scott of Pennsyl-
vania predicted Congress will give
Nixon 'what he wants by attach-
ing the necessary language to. an
anticrime bill the Senate h a s
passed and the House Judiciary
Committee is considering.
"I think it will have a bene-
,ficial effect," Ford said. The pro-
posal, Scott and Ford told news-
men, would let the FBI intervene
with or without a request from
college officials or local authori-
ties.
NBC News reported last night
that Nixon did not copsult his
Commission on Campus Unrest
before announcing his proposal.
,Scott said the Nixon program
would require about $14 million for
the remainder of the 1971 fiscal
year and nearly $23 million for a
full' fiscal year, 1972.
The two congressional leaders
attributed the new move against.
violence on campuses to a deep
concern they said has been grow-
ing irk the Justice Department.
Mitchell brought this out in the
meeting in Nixon's office, Ford
said, adding that Ho o v e'r "in-
veighted very strongly against a
national police force," however.
He said Hoover reported also
that. Students for a Democratic
Society, active on many campuses,
was involved in the 1969-70 school
year in 247 cases of arsop, 462 of.
personal injuries and about 300
other incidents involving destruc-
tion of property.

i

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
EMU employes picket campus buildings yesterday

Emp b.ye, stri~ke
LIEUto close t
By JONATHAN MILLER 7 cluding evening classes and grad-
Eastern Michigan University will' uate classes will meet Wednesday.
close tomorrow as a result of a No classes will meet Thursday or
walk-out by the American Feder- until the resolution of current
ation of State, County and Muni- labor difficulties."
cipal Employees (AFSCME) local Earlier the university had made
1666. contingency plans for the empty-
The announcement was made ing of the dorms and arrange-
early today after a three-hour ments will be m~nade for students
meeting of top EMU administra- who are unable to go home f o r
tors and officials. geographical reasons.
In a statement, the university Earlier yesterday Circuit Court
announced that, "The regular Judge William Ager denied EMU
class schedule at Eastern Michigan an injunction to end the walk-out.
University will be suspended at the i Instead he ordered the two sides
conclusion of the class day Wed- -into mediation in Detroit today
nesday, Sept. 23. All classes in- and ordered the two'sides to an-

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White Panthers appear in court
for bombc ase pretrial hearing

pear in court Thursday if no
settlement is reached.
Robert Grosvenor, president of
the state branch of the interna-
tional union, said last night that
the university "could come to an
agreement if it would only bargain
seriously for twenty minutes."
Grosvenor also claimed that the
university had tried to secure its
injunction on the basis of a statute1
which it had consistently neglect-
ed to recognize while bargaining.
He did not elaborate on the nature
of the statute.
Neither Lewis E. Profit, EMU
vice-president for business and fi-
nance, or EMU President Harold
Sponberg, could be reached for
comment on Grosvenor's accusa-
tions.
Ralph Chapman of the EMU in-
formation service could give no
information beyond the statement
issued last night.
\Student reaction to the an-
nouncement that the university
would close was mixed, although
most students were asleep when
the statement was issued.
One co-ed said she was pleased
with the announcement because
she had too much studying to do,
and didn't have time for classes,
anyway.
Another student was angry how-
ever that he was being deprived of
the edu'cation for which he had
paid.
Reaction from m e m b e r s of
AFSCME involved in the walk-out
was generally less emotional.
"They could have avoided this
if they would negotiate seriously,"
was the comment of one mainten-
ance worker.
One of the activities not can-
celled by EMU is Saturday's foot-
ball game, which, the statement
said "will proceed on schedule."

fro
By MARK DILLEN
President Robben Flemiig
said yesterday that "Tent
City" would have to be moved
from its present Diag s i t e ,
rejecting compromise pro-
posals to let the collectionr of
tents remain.
Citing statements by doctors and
health officials that "Tent City"
is a health hazard, Fleming indi-
cated that a final decision on the
matter would be made today.
He did not say what action he
would take, but earlier University
officials were discussing the pos-
sibility of obtaining a c o u r t in-
junction ordering te campers to
leave the Diag.
Thus far, the campers have re-
fused to iove, despite requests
from University administrators
and an offer of a North Campus
campsite.
Instead. they have charged
that the administration is "using
the health question" as an "ex-
cuse" to require them to leave.
They have stated they will not
move until the University "recog-
nizes the community housing
problem," which their tent-in is
designed to dramatize.
Fleming, after meeting yester-
~day afternoon with members of
University Council, doctors, mem-
bers of Student Government
Council and supporters of the tent
community, }outlined his objec-
tions to "Tent City."
"First I don't believe we can
continue to let this situation
exist. These doctors and County
health officials say this is a health
hazard and I don't believe t h e
problem can be solved by making
the area into a campsite," he
said.
Fleming was referring to a pro-
posal that' Waterman Gym be
opened up to campers to satisfy
health regulations pertaining to
campsites.
Dr. Raymond Kahn and Dr.
Paul Gikas, members of the Ann
Arbor and Washtenaw County
Boards of Health, said such a
proposal would not be effective.
"You have a large population
around there. Anyone involved
with public health knows that this
wouldn't work;" Kahn said. Be-
havior being what it is, you have
to have a place where they have
to use lavatories."
Tenants Union member Nancy
Burghardt said that through an
educational program, "the Water-
man facilities could be used and a
health hazard avoided." However,
Gikas said the very presence of the
tents was a hazard.
"This is an ideal spreader of
hand-to-mouth diseass There is
a great risk of all kinds of in-
fectious diseases," Gikas added.
"Although this risk is present at
any campsite, the risk is much
greater in a congesteed area."
Steve ,Burghardt, representing
the tent community, said there
was agreement last Friday when
a case of hepititis was discov-
ered in a person who had spent
two days at the site that they
would take their tents down.
He said that since then, doctors
See FLEMING, Page 8

. By WILLIAM DINNER
and DEBRA THAL
Special To The Daily
- DETROIT - As the audience
jumped to its feet with clenched
fists raised, White Panthers John
Sinclair, Lawrence (Pun) Plamon-
don and John (Waterhouse) For-
est entered a federal courtroom
yesterday to face charges of con-
spiring to bomb the Ann Arbor of-
fice of the Central -Intelligence
Agency.
The pretrial examination hear-
ing gave, the gallery packed with
White 'Panthers its first oppor-
tunity to see Forest and Plamon-
don since their arrest July 23 and
Sinclair since his sentencing for
possession of marijuana last year.
Plamondon, defense minister of

Diag

area

I

the White Panther party, faces
the additional charge of actually.
bombing the building. Sinclair is
chairman of the party and Forest
is deputy minister of education.
of the group's Detroit chapter.
Attorneys Buck Davis and Leon-,
ard Weinglass formally announced
to Judge Damon Keith at the start
of the proceedings that they would
represent the defendants. Wein-
glass apologized for the absence
of William Kunstler, the third de-
fense attorney, who was detained
because of airline 'difficulties.
Kunstler and Weinglass were
the chief defense counsels in the
Chicago Conspiracy trial last win-
ter.
After a number of defense mo-
tions, Sinclait spoke briefly to re-
assure the court that extremely
tight security, reminiscent of the
Conspiracy trial, would not be
necessary. Sinclair said he ex-
pected no trouble in the court-
room from any of the White Pan-
thers of their friends. .
"We are, very anxious for the
trial to go forward," Sinclair said.
"We want all the facts to come'
out and we'll be vindicated."
"We'll keep among ourselves the
order and respect that is due, the
court," Sinclair added, "We don't
want an atmosphere of fear where
people have to worry about what
will happen to them when they
come to court."
Weinglass then asked t h a t
security he loosened and some of
the police be removed from the
courtroom on a trial basis to pro-
mote "an open and free atmos-
phere."
Keith replied that security in-
side the court room would be
,eased. Both the defense attorneys
and the defendants said they were
bothered by the dozen or so agents
that silently stood vigil inside the'

Weinglass then noted that at
the time of the bombing, Sinclair's
hair was much longer. Weinglass
asked that for identification pur-
poses Sinclair's hair be allowed to
grow as much. as possible before
the Jan. 26 trial date.
Davis made a similar plea for
Plamondon. 1The judge took both
motions, under advisement and
added, "I'm inclined to enter such
an order, but I want to check out
the hygenic rules with the prison
authorities first.
A final request was made by
Davis asking that Sinclair, Pla-
mondon and Forest be kept to-
gether in the Wayne County Jail
for the remainder of the week in
order to consult together on their
case. Keith took the matter under
advisement.

-Associated Press
A MAP, ABOVE, SHOWS increased activity in the Middle East
yesterday as Jordanian troops attacked at Irbid and Ramtha
while Israeli troops were reported massing on the Israel-Jordan
border. Meanwhile, below, soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., prepare
supplies for possible use in the Middle East.
Troops massing
inMiddleEas
By The Associated Press
Street fighting raged in Amman yesterday and Jordanian
tanks battled invaders from Syria near the northern city' of
Irbid as diplomats, fearing an international explosion, sought
without success to end Jordan's civil war.
King Hussein's army sent 100 tanks and much of Jordan's
small air force into the mounting battle for Irbid, 50 miles
north of Amman. Palestinian guerrillas reinforced by armored
columns that entered north Jordan from Syria drove Hus-
sein's forces out of the city Monday.
Meanwhile, The London Daily Express reported t h a't

Israel has mobilized 90,000, of
of the turmoil in neighboring

'NO MVORALIZING'

ORA of
By HESTER PULLING
Between January and August this year,
180 women -- half of them University
students - turned, to the Office of ReliK-
ious Affairs for advice and consultation on
abortions.
Although staff members in the office
have always helped women seeking coun-
sel, the formation one and; a, half years
ago, of the Michigan Clergy for, Problem
Counseling has greatly facilitated the di-
rect involvement of the office.
} "Our commitment is to provide the kind
of consultation - with no moralizing -
the person needs,""says ORA Program
Director Bob Hauert. "Of course our ad-
vice is different for each individual and
for each case.

ors abortion, counsel

able. Once the abortion has been per-
formed we also will check them after-
wards."
According to Michigan law, however,
doctors cannot make 'direct referrals for
abortions.
"The clinic has asked for a legal ruling
on what we can and cannot do, but we
don't have the ruling at this time," Dr.
Rathbun-Kohn added.
One student, who had seen Hauert in
July and was referred to a clinic in New
York found Hauert "just terrific!"
Dgscribing her story, she said, "I worried
for about two months, losing weight and
not eating. Then, on a Thursday I went
to the Health Service for a pregnancy
test."
Afe . km iny ts f :h a 4,ir a

the New York City abortion clinic. Calling
them up, we arranged for an appointment
the next day."
"From when I found out I was pregnant
until I had the abortion was just one
week - but it seemed like three years," she
added.
The clinic in New York will perform
abortions on women pregnant 1- weeks'
or less for $200. The clinic uses the suction
aspiration method and no overnight hos-
pital stay is required.
"The whole staff is tremendously sup-
portive," the student said, describing her
New York experience. "All the-girls assist-
ing the doctors have had abortions. They
know you're scared because they have
been through it themselves.";

its 250,000 reservists because
Jordan.
It said Israel also put its fight-
er pilots on alert and moved tanks
into position along the west bank
of Jordan. The newspaper said it
received the information "via dip-
lomatic channels," bypassing
strict Israeli censorship.
Informed sources in Israel said
that Israeli armored units w e r e
moving toward the Israeli-Jordan-
ian border some 10 miles west of
Irbid.
Israeli commentators in T e 1
Aviv said that Syrian troops in
the Gilead Mountains of northern
Jordan could provoke a sharp re-
action.
Also yesterday eighteen large
U.S. Air Force cargo planes flew
out of a base near Frankfurt, Ger-
many, in the last 48 hours, lead-
ing to speculation that they car-
ried U.S. Army advance units to
a staging area at Incirlik, Turkey,
near the Syrian border.
Military sources said it would
be a routine prdcedure to move
an advance party for the possible
evacuation of Americans from

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