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Sheriff Harvey:

Law

and

order speaks

By JONATHAN MILLER
To see him involves going through a
twelve foot high fence, presenting identifi-
cation and having your name entered in a
log.
Once inside . Washtenaw County Jail,
Sheriff Douglas Harvey's small office is full
with only a desk and three .chairs. His gun
and gas mask hang over the coat rack be-
hind the door and his desk is cluttered with
awards from Lion's Clubs and other groups.
- The sheriff's major problem may well
be the University, six blocks from his down-
town headquarters. He has been called upon
several times to quell disorders on campus
and this possibly accounts for his appar-
ent unpopularity with many students.
Harvey does not believe that potential
radicals should, be refused admission into
the University. He says it is a constitutional
right to dissent, but in moderation.

"There are legal and proper ways to go
about this," he explains. "When students
start protesting and cause malicious dam-
age, or prevent other students who want
to get an education from getting into class-
rooms, then they are infringing upon other
peoples' rights to get an education."
Feeling strongly about those who would
destroy the University, Harvey says t h a t
people who don't like it should leave it.
"Once a man makes a stand that he is
going to tear down this University he should
be expelled It is a privilege to go to any
university, not a right."
Harvey is bitter toward Utiiversity Presi-
dent Robben Fleming whom he feels has
mishandled student protests.
He's very definitely too weak," says Har-
,vey. "I don't think he has taken a firm
hand.
"I do not profess to tell him how to run

his' University, just as I don't expect him
to tell me how to run the sheriff's depart-
ment. But from the viewpoint of a police
officer, I think he has been too lenient."
As an example of what he calls Flem'iing's
weakness, Harvey cites the length of t i m e
building occupations have been allowed to
continue without police intervention. Har-
vey says that by the time the University
decides to have buildings cleared by police,
militants have increased their strength and
it is more difficult to enforce the law.
"Like with Tent City, I just think he went
too far and I would never have allowed it,
myself, on the campus of the University,"
Harvey adds. "I think it was a disgrace."
The sheriff has, often been accused of
acting with a heavy hand in dealings with
students, and this has promoted some op-
ponants to take action. After a confronta-

tion on S. University in Summer, 1969, a
recall campaign, staffed largely by students,
attempted to place the issue on the ballot,
and failed.
Harvey does have a "reputation for an
individualistic approach to law enforcemeat,
and it may be his style of getting things done
that Chas caused so much resentment,
* "You break up large crowds quickly; be-
fore human life is in danger, before the
bottles and rocks start flying and officers
and civilians are endangered," he explains.
Although the sheriff has not yet, had an
opportunity to examine the report of the
President's Commi~sion on Campus Unrest,
he has definite feelings on the subject, and
ideas about how it should be dealth with.
"A lot of your SDS, White Panthers, Black
Panthers and white hate groups basically
See SHERIFF, Page 10,

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi

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THE PEOPLE
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VoL LXXXI, No. 26

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 2, 1970

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

ACTION 'UNWARRANTED':

LSA

debates

Panel finds police at
fault at Jackson State

creation

of

WASHINGTON UP)- The
President's Commission on
Camus Unrest concluded yes-
terday that the deadly hail of
shotgun, rifle and submachine
gun fire by police against a
crowd of Jackson State college
students was an "unreason-
ab 1 e, unjustified overreac-
tion."
Two students were killed and
12 wounded in the May 14 in-
cident. Police earlier said they
fired only in response to sniper
fire from a women's dormitory-
an allegation the commission said
it was unable to substantiate.
"Even if we were to assume two
shots were fired from a window
in the west wing of Alexander
Hall," the commision said, "the.
28-second fusillade in response
ivas clearly unwarranted."
The commission added "a sig-
nificant cause of the deaths 4nd
injuries at Jackson State College
is the confidence of white officers
that if theyfire weapons during
a black campus disturbance they
will face neither stern depart-
mental discipline nor criminal
prosecution or conViction."
Moreover, the panel said some
city police officers, "established a
pattern of deceit" by denying they
had discharged their weapons.
FBI tests later confirmed the
weapons had been fired, the coin-
mission said.
Every officer who admitted fir-
ing testified he fired into the air
or toward a third and fifth floor;
window were snipers allegedly
were hiding.
"The physical evidence and thej
positions of the victims, however,
indicate that the officers were
firing indiscriminantly into the
crowd' at ground level on both
sides of Lynch Street," the com-
mission said.
The commission has not at-
tempted to assess guilt or in-
nocence, but has sought to learn
what happened and why," the re-
port stated.
The commission concluded that
a crowd of 75 to 200 persons gath-
ered in front of Alexander Hall.
There were incidents of rock and
bottle throwing at police offclers,
the commission said, and many
students yelled obscene and dero-
gatory remarks to the officers.
But the -commission dismissed
reports by some Mississippi State
highway patrolmen that the crowd
was advancing on officers just
prior to the shooting.
As for the report of sniper fire,,
the commission said it was "un-
able to determine positively
whether there was, or was not.

legilatre
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
Confronted with the oft-expressed desire of literary
college students for greater participation, in governing the
college, the LSA faculty will soon consider a controversial
proposal for creating a college-wide legislative body composed
of equal numbers of students and faculty members.
The proposal would seat 40 student representatives and
40 faculty representatives on an "LSA Assembly," whose de-
cisions would become literary college policy unless formally
vetoed at a meeting pf the faculty.
In addition, the proposal suggests increasing student par-
ticipation in certain decisions which are currently under the
purview of the c o 11 e g e ' s all-faculty executive committee.
While this would include setting
priorities for allocation of the col-
lege's funds, and general adminis-
tratiVe matters, the proposal spe-
cifically keeps the sensitive area
,of faculty appointments, promo-.A
tions, and dismissals in the hands
of faculty mmbers only.
Currently, legislative authority
in the literary college is exercised
by the faculty at its monthly
meetings. Under the proposal, the
faculty could continue meeting
regularly, and could adopt legis-
lation that would supercede neas-
ures passed by the assembly.
However, the quorum for faculty
meetings would be raised from
100 to 200, despite the frequent
difficulties in obtaining even the
present figure.
Drafted last spring by a special
committee composed of five stu-
dents and -five faculty members, Brian Ford
the governance proposal has since
drawn criticism. from faculty members who characterize it as being
too radical, and from students who say it doesn't go far enough.
The students members of the committee which drafted the pro-
posal express reservations about the faculty's retention of veto power
and the power to legislate. However, they feel that acceptance of
the proposal would represent a significant improvement over the
dcurrent structure.
"If it is r accepted, things will be 4lot better than now-but that
- isn't saying much," says Brian Ford, vice president of the LSA stu-
r dent government and co-chairman of the governance committee,
- Ford quotes LSA Assistant Dean James Shaw, the other co-chair-
man, as saying he has received a number of letters from faculty
d members expressing considerable hostility to the proposals. "They
e fear the proposed assembly would get into the hands of extremists,"
, Ford says.
F According to acting LSA Dean Alfred Sussman, some faculty
members have also criticized the seating of an equal number of stu-
dents and faculty members on the proposed assembly. "In addition,
_ there is some feeling among the faculty that the committee which
drafted the proposal may have exceeded its /boundaries by proposing
the creation of a legislative body.
When the LSA faculty created the committee in March, its

-Associated Press
THE COFFIN of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser is carried from the Kubbeh Palace as
Arab dignitaries follow in a procession through Cairo (top). Hundreds were injured in the funeral
procession as mourners tried to touch the flag-draped coffin (below).

Pr~otecting the Veep
Surrouinded by Secret Service men, Vice President Spiro Agnew
leaves the office building }of the Church of the Latter Day Saints
in Salt Lake City after a Meeting yesterday with leaders of the
Mormon church. Agnew currently is on a swing through the west
to help out Republican candidates seeking election this fall.
LEGAL DELAYS:
New draft regulation
rees 26-year olds
WASHINGTON UP) - Selective Service spokesmen
acknowledged yesterday that a just-issued regulation may
permit "dozens, even hundreds" of men to avoid the draft!
by parlaying administrative delays until they turn 26.
The new regulation permits induction only if the order
is issued before a man's 26th birthday.
Thus, if the man can use the legal fine print to stall offj
an induction notice until his 26th birthday, he is home
free. If the notice comes 'before he reaches 26 he can be
drafted.
Spokesmen said such maneuvering means fighting a de-
laying game for two or more years.

Millions of Egyptians
attend Nasser 's rites

CAIRO (") -Millions of Egyp- The Nasser's three sons were in
tians hysterical with grief turned the procession. Abdul Hamid, 21,
Gamal Abdel Nasser's state fun- a naval officer, was in the mill-
eral into a near riot, yesterday, tary cortege. Abdul Hakim, 19,
breaking up the solemn procession and Kahled, 22, walked behind
of visiting world leaders and some- their father's body.
times halting the caisson bearing Officials estimated that t h r e e
the body. million Egyptians lined the route.
"Nasser is not dead, Nasser is They stood up to 200 deep at plac-
not dead," crowds cried in unison. es from the building of Geizira Is-
They followed the procession land in the Nile, where Nasser
to Nasser's grave, breaking p a s t started his 1952 revolution, to the
guards a ;the body, wrapped in a mosque he had built by public
white sh oud according to Moslem subscription within sight of his
custom, was laid to rest in a palm- suburban home.
shaded garden of Manshiet el The galaxy of foreign leaders,
Bakry mosque. including Primer Alexi N. Kosy-
Egypt's acting president, Anwar gin of the Soviet Wnion, Premier
Sadat, collapsed early in the fun- Jacques Chaban-Delmas, of
eral parade and it was reported
later that he had suffered a heart
attack, London monitors of the
Middle East News Agency report-
ed the attack late yesterday b u t
also said he apparently recovered
after treatment.
Sadat, 52, was carried away froms
the funeral procession to a wait-
ing car but appeared three hoursU
later at the mosque during the
last prayers over Nasser's body..
The monitored report said that,
Ali Sabri. ex-secretary-general ofh
the Arab Socialist Union, also
suffered a heart seizure. T h e
agency attributed both' attacks to
"emotionalism" because of Nas--
ser's death. r
Other Egyptian leaders stood
with tears streaming from t h e i r
faces as they listened to the sol-
emn words of Shiek Mohammed
Fahham, Egypt's.religious leader:

France, Foreign Secretary A 1 ex
Douglas-Home, of Britain and
{U.S. Secretary of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare Elliot Richard-
son, were escorted back to thei
residences by heavily armed mili
tary escorts.
More than 50,000 blue and re
bereted'commando and parachute
troops and crack infantrymen
aided by scores of armored car
and a squadron of mounted cav-
alry with swords drawn, failed t
bring the crowd fully under con
trol despite hours of desperate ef-
forts.
At least one man was killed
when he fell six, stories froma
See ARABS, Page 10

i

See jSAi, rage ilU

"Few will pay the price of do-".'
M ing it," said an official spokesman.
"It takes an awful lot of skill. It
takes money. It keeps a guy uncer-
tain for years, and that may af-
fect his job status." ,.
He said that during the first
eight months of this year onlyl
467 draftees , about four-tenths
of one per cent of the total -'
were over 26. And only a fraction
of these were issued notic-s after
their 26th birthday.
"The change is affecting a;
very insignificant number," he
commented.
He conceded, however, that "wet
fully expect there will be dozens,
even hundreds, who do it."
The spokesman said draft di-
rector Curtis W. Tarr, who drew

SUSPECTIS ARRESTED
Pioneer High quiet

By JONATHAN MILLER
Ann A-.bor police have ar-
rested two, suspects as a result
of the vandalism by 35-40 blacks
at Pioneer High School Wednes-
day morning..
During the incident an esti-
mated $14.000 damage was done
to the school library, the cafe-
te 'a and a women's wash--m.
School o f f icialc have an-

stationed at all entrances and
exits of the school. It is expect-
ed that police will be at the
school again today.
Attendance at Pioneer was
below \normal today, the school
reporting that absenteeism was
at about 10 per cent.
This may be due to parentp
carrying out threats to keep
their children out of school un-
til children's safety can be guar-

into the...
By MARK DILLEN
They came to the Student Activities
Bldg. 20 strong, full of revolutionary zeal
and ready to do battle with the enemy.
Carefully they adjusted the red hand-
kerchiefs over their faces and prepared
their weapons. Finally, with a rush they
vaulted the stairs to where the air force
recruiter was supposed to be.
But he wasn't.
Some of the Students for a Demorcatic
Society members were disappointed. They
flew up the stairs to the University Place-

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