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CHANGING THE
LSA GOVERNMENT
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UTNSEASONAL
High--81
Low-60
Partly cloudy and warmer;
chance of afternoon rain

Vol. LXXXI, No. 29

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 6, 1970

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Four shot
in Pontiac
rac al fight
300 dispersed
by police after
confrontation
PONTIAC (N) - Four white
high school students were re-
ported in fair condition after
being shot yesterday morning
in an apparently racial inci-
dent.
Later in the day, police dis-
persed a crowd of some 300 youths
gathered near Pontiac Central
High School. At least two persons
were arrested and six persons, in-
cluding three policemen, suffered
minor injuries in the afternoon
confrontation.
Both Pontiac Central and Pon-
tiac Northern High Schools will
be closed today.
Police Chief William Hanger
said witnesses told police the
shootings were "unprovoked" and
that the four wounded white stu-
dents were shot while they tried
to avoid a confrontation with
about 20 blacks.
Police said the four apparently
had been involved in « fight at a
-Daily-Thomas R. Copi football game Friday night.
JANIS JOPLIN SINGS at Crisler Arena, March 15, 1969. She died Sgt. Herb Cooley said that the
late Sunday night in Los Angeles of an overdose of drugs. shooting broke out after the black
youths confronted the four whites
e" " " behind the school building.
He said that the white students
were trying to leave when a youth
shot them with a pistol.
2 7The crowd swelled from 25 to.
300 following the morning shoot-
d r g overd ose ing incident State and local law MEMBERS OF the North Oakland Ta
officers were pelted with rocks and
- bottles as they gathered to move persing a student crowd into a nea
HOLLYWOOD (R) - Janis Joplin, whose writhing, wail- the students, both black and students early yesterday sparked roc
ing performances, electrified the music world, died Sunday white, away from the school. School.
of a drug overdose at the age of 27. White students were dispersed - - - -
by police but black students re- 'L
An autopsy on Joplin's body disclosed numerous needle mained in large gatherings as they -MONTH L AYOFFS:
,Marks on both arms, with several fresh ones on the left retreated toward a housing devel-
arm, the coroner said yesterday. He said further tests would opment project. Police came to
be needed to identify the type of drugs involved. the area but later pulled out.
No0 other major incidents were
Joplin was found dead in her apartment Sunday night, reported.
clad in a nightgown. The coroner said there was no evidence One youth, Ronald Carswell, 16,
of violence. of Pontiac underwent surgery for '
The coroner also said a psychological autopsy, in which a gunshot wounds in the head and 7 t-,
steam of behavioral scientists examines the subject's personal chest Gary Moore, 17, and Edgun-
life to determine whether a drug overdose was accidental or shot wounds in the back and John
intentional, will be conducted. Little, 17, was wounded in the but-I By SARA FITZGERALD repr

LSA
asks
on

faculty
freeze

nrollment

By BOB SCHREINER
The literary college faculty yesterday called for a freezing
of the college's enrollment at its present level.
If the resolution, which was approved unanimously, is
accepted by the Regents, the number of freshmen enrolled
in the literary college each fall would be determined by the
availability of spaces in the college.
The number of students in the college at any one time
would remain static, and the number admitted would equal
and depend on the number of those leaving the college, for
whatever reason.
Current enrollment, which would become the norm for
future years if the resolution is put into effect, has not been
computed exactly as yet, but has been estimated by the Ad-

-Associated Press
actical Mobile Unit (top) patrol the south side of Pontiac, dis-
rby housing project. The shooting of four Pontiac high school
k throwing incidents (bottom) outside Pontiac Central High
or upholds 'U'
s ri/ Aprilstrike

missions office to be 12,000
equivalent students.
An "equivalent student" is a
unit of measurement that com-
pensates for differences in course-
loads of students. The number of
credit-hours per year that deter-
mines an equivalent student un-
dergraduate is 31.
Yesterday's action was the first
major policy pronouncement on
the issue since 1965, when the
faculty adopted a plan for "con-
trolled college growth" developed
by mathematics prof. William Le-
Veque. Under the plan, freshman
enrollment was not to exceed
3,100.
Since that time, repeated efforts
have been made to keep within"
that limit, but the number of
freshmen has climbed steadily
each year to its present size of
over 4,000 students.
Other factors have contributed
to the literary, college's phenom-
enal growth. English Prof. H u g h
English, who submitted the pro-
posal, said the number of upper-
classmen who have not graduated
with their class has increased
yearly. This he attributed to draft
avoidance and the growing ten-
dency of students to take less than
full course loads.
The rapid growth has come
from other factors besides fresh-
man matriculation. The number of
transfer students from o t h e r
universities, transfer students
from other schools and colleges
within the University, and read-
mitted students who either drop
out for one term or are dropped
for academic reasons, has in-
creased each year right alongswith
the number of freshmen.
"This is the first proposal form-
ulated by the faculty that deals
with the question of how big the
college should be as a whole,"
English said. "It is not only con-
cerned with the number of fresh-
men who enroll each year, but
with every aspect of the college's
population growth."
"The present structure of the
college is not adequate for
constantly increasing growth," he
said. "I would not say that holding
down the number of admissions
will hurt the quality of education
in the college. Rather, it should
be quite the opposite."
Vice President and Dean of the
Graduate School Stephen Spurr
told the LSA faculty that placing
a limit on college enrollment was
a good idea, but added that some
problems might arise.
"Remember that we have a
commitment to enroll ethnic and
other minorities as 10 per cent of
the total class regardless of its
size," he told them.
"Since I would assume that this
10 per cent is not to be added onf
See ASK, Page 6

Search
groups
formed
By BOB SCHREINER
The literary college and the
social work school moved yester-
day toward the appointment of
new deans in their respective units.
The LSA faculty approved the
establishment of a search com-
mittee consisting of six faculty,
two undergraduates and one grad-
uate student, to seek out and
screen prospective candidates for
the deanship.
Earlier in the day, the social
work school faculty and Social
Work Student Union (SWSU)
reached agreement on the com-
position of a search committee to
consist of four students, five fac-
ulty members, plus a faculty
chairman. An SWSU spokesman
said the group made the agree-
ment "reluctantly."
Both schools have submitted
their search committee plans to
President Robben Fleming for ap-
proval. New deans are appointed
by Fleming, with the approval of
the Regents.
The literary college faculty spe-
cified that two of the faculty
members on their search commit-
tee should have been on campus
no more than five years, to assure
"new blood" on the panel.
After the structure of the com-
mittee had been resolved, history
Prof. Bradford Perkins proposed
that a l t h o u g h the committee
would remain a joint student-fac-
ulty effort, both faculty and stu-
dents should retain the privilege
of holding private sessions at any
time.
But the faculty decided to. leave
any decisions on the workings of
the search committee to the com-
mittee itself to resolve.
Members of the search commit-
tee will be' selected by Fleming
from two lists-one consisting of
23 faculty members and the other
made up of undergraduates and
graduates.
The method by which the stu-
dent list would be composed was
not resolved, but it was suggested
that names of students be sub-
mitted by committees appointed
by the LSA student government
and Graduate Assembly.
Acting literary college dean,
Alfred Sussman, said he hoped to
meet with student representa-
tives before the next faculty meet-
See SEARCH, Page 6

resents the University's main-'

A

Joplin had come here from her
San Francisco home to record for
Di~ reelvoteColumbia Records, which had sold
10 millions of her singles "Piece of
My Heart," "Maybe," "One Good
an shelve"G T'Man" and albums "Cheap Thrills,"
'Plah l e "I Got Them 01' Kozmic Blues
Again, Mama."
.Yna Her body was found by her
guitarist, John Cooke, who won-
dered why the singer had not
WASHINGTON 0P)-After near- emerged from her hotel apartment
-f 1 hg all day Sunday, and borrowed a

tocks. An arbitrator ruled yesterday
Following the shootings, Cen- .
tral High Students were kept in ! that four University Hospital em-j
classes until the regular closing ployes should receive disciplinary'
time. Principal Don McMillan said layoffs in connection with a brief
that at 3 p.m., about 2/3 of the wildcat strike at the hospital last
students who should have been in April.
school were still there.j

However, a number of students
had left school in the early after-
noon. Large groups of black and
white students began to congre-
gate separately.
Rocs lew beu htweepn the g*nm-s

The decision upheld the action'
taken by the University in three'
of the cases and reduced the pen-:
alty in the fourth case.
The cases were submitted to
arbitration June 12 at the request'
of Local 1583 of the American Fed-
eration of State, County and Muni-
cipal Employes (AFSCME), which

tenance and service employes.
Three of the employes were sus-
pended for their connection with
the strike, which began when
workers walked out to protest al-;
leged harassment, over-work and
discrimination on the part of hos-1
pital supervisors. About 150 work-
ers went on strike, forcing thel
hospital to operate on a limited
basis for three days.i
The arbitrator upheld the deci-
sion of the University to give
three-month disciplinary layoffs
to two of the men who were union'
stewards, and a one-month layoff

ly a month of wrangling, the key to enter. He summoned police, a]
Senate has shelved a constitutional She had been dead approximate- ab
amendment to abolish the elec- ly 12 hours, police said. Bottles cr
toral college and provide for the of tequila, vodka and wine were -
direct election of the President. found in the apartment, but no
The move came abruptly yes- Joplin followed in death another
*erday after the collapse of efforts member of the rock pantheon.
to find a compromise. Jimi Hendrix, 27, who was found
Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind), chief in a London apartment last
Senate sponsor of the proposed month, having suffocated on
amendment, said he hopes it will vomit while unconscious.
be given another chance if Con- "People seem to have a high
gress holds a post-election session sense of drama about me," Janis
in November. Joplin once told an interviewer.
Not until Sept. 8, nearly a year "Maybe they can enjoy my music an
after the House approved it, was more if they think I'm destroying fo
the amendment brought up in the myself. m
Senate. Two attempts to shut off "I got into this because of some- fe
debate fell short of the required thing inside me. I'm not one of
two-thirds majority. those people with a learned skill. tw
Bayh had c o n c e d e d another If I'm going to do it I'm going to ui
loture vote would have been fruit- do it for real. I can't just go out do
essI See JOPLIN, Page 2 o

nd police moved in-in force at
bout 2 p.m. to break up the
rowd.

of the third man, a former union
official.
However, the action t a k e n
against the fourth employe, char-
ged with allegedly striking a
supervisor, was reduced from a
discharge to a six-month layoff
by the arbitrator. The arbitrator
said he took into account "the
heat of an unauthorized strike,
which was being fostered by the
irresponsible acts of others," and
the employe's "approximately 14
years of service with no prior dis-
cipline record" in making his de-
cision.
The case of another employe.
suspended for his part in the
strike, was submitted to arbitra-
tion, but the employe involved was
not able to appear at the original
hearing. The parties involved
agreed to hold the case pending
decisions on the other cases.
Ruling on the case of the three
employes, the arbitrator said,
"those penalties are substantial,
but they are far short of what is
often imposed by employers and
upheld by arbitrators in compar-
able unauthorized strike situations.
In the opinion of the arbitrator,
the penalties here under consider-
ation were not excessive and
should stand"
See RULING, Page 6

Mark's bought byernployes;
coffeehouse set to reopen soon
By GLORIA SMITH There were reports that Mark's nolds, now is Mark's legal owner.
Lovers of coffee, chess, people owed other back taxes totalling "Actually, the entire group owns
nd the comfortable atmosphere over $4000. M a r k 's," she says, "we just
und at Mark's have only two The State then held a public auc- haven't finished the legal proced-
ore weeks to wait before the cof- tion last Monday to sell all mov- ures involved with becoming a
ehouse reopens October 15. able equipment and furnishings, corporation." Funds to buy the
Mark's has been quiet for over The final bid of $2,000 was made coffeehouse came not only from
o weeks now since State Treas- by a representative of e i g ht the group of eight, butalso from
ry Department officials locked its people who have worked at Mark's donationsy
oors because of failure to pay since its opening three years ago. businessmen and concerned pat-
ver $500 in taxes. The representiatve, Pat Rey- rons.
_ _ _ --_.---_-___ - ___ _- - Owners of P.J.'s and the Char-
OF L WS OUBT D Icoal House were among the nine
OF LAWS DOUBTED s"c n'a stg"
bidders competing against Reyn-
olds until, as Norm Briggs, owner
of P.J.'s explains, "When I was
told that Pat represented the peo-
lyt~i a fectaidple at Mark's, I stopped bidding."
"This support by local competition
y was really nice," Reynolds said.

CONSTITUTIONALITY

Disorders unlike

By MARK DILLEN
Daily News Analysis
Despite an increasing barrage of federal
and state legislation designed to penalize
student disrupters by cutting off their
financial aid, the likelihood of such cut-
offs remains slim.
University officials appear anxious to
avoid circumstances where the laws cut-
ting aid might apply and eager to show
technicalities to prove they don't.
Most recently, amendments a d d e d to
both state and federal educational appro-
priations bills stipulate that governmental
aid going to students involved in university
disruptions must be revoked. These sta-

The state amendment governing scholar-
ships and grants states that such funds
are to be revoked if the recipient is con-
victed of "disorderly conduct, violence to
a person or damage to property while dis-
rupting campus activities or if university
officials determine he has violated college
rules or regulations while participating in
a campus disorder." In the most recent
federal amendment, grounds for revoca-
tion applied to anyone involved in "the use
of force or the threat of force or the
seizure of the institution's property," or
any type of disruption.
The result of this has been, college ad-
jnir- s -en n r P re a Pa 4 w-hi4- eth

strations serious enough
vocation of federal aid.

to warrant re-

"Although a few were receiving NDEA
(National Defense Education Act) scholar-
ships and six or eight had MHEAA (Mich-
igan Higher Education Authority Act)
scholarships, according to the way our
counsels read the legislation, the acts were
not sufficient to warrant revocation," said
Vice President for Academic Affairs Allan
Smith.
The demonstrators were charged with
contention, a misdemeanor. Even if the
charge were greater, students involved had
little chance of losing governmental grants
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Mark's has been in financial
difficulty for a long time.
Last year, Reynolds says, the
coffeehouse was forced to choose
between eliminating evening hours
and imposing a fifty-cent cover
charge.
"One of our biggest problems
was a lack of business-like man-
agement," Reynolds says. Prac-
tices such as hiring more help
than was necessary just because
people needed jobs and giving free
food to customers, she continues,
gradually sunk them deeper into
debt.
Mark's will probably open with

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