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Mostly mild and cloudy;
20 percent chance of rain

Vol. LXXXI, No. 31

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, October 8, 1970

Ten Cents

Eight Pages


Black shot in
Pontiac clash
PONTIAC, Mich. (R) - A state of emergency was imposed
in this industrial city of 85,000 after a black youth was shot
4 and wounded yesterday - two days after four white youths
were felled by bullets in racial fighting Monday.
Police Chief William Hangar announced a curfew from
8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and banned sale of alcoholic beverages and
of gasoline in portable containers during curfew hours.
About 25 per cent of Pontiac's population is black.
Authorities said the racial clashes by youths stemmed
from a fight among students at a football game last Friday.
Police reported that shots were fired in the air at dusk
yesterday by some employes of a small factory after they were
blocked from, leaving by large groups of black youths. Police
said no one was injured but
that some arrests were made.
O corThe 15 factory workers w e r e
C n o escorted out by police as they were
the day before during a similar
t Nw trouble erupted yesterday
at Pontiac Central High School,
where the four white youths were
0dshot Monday.
Police said tear gas was used
to clear crowds of 300 to 400 black
and white students gathered out-
special To The Daily side. The students then began
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Some rampaging through the streets,
300 black students ended their police said.
The school had been closed
sit-in at an Oakland Univer- Tuesday, after Monday's violence.
sity dormitory cafeteria yes- Glynnis Williams, 16, was re-
' terday after university offic- ported in serious condition at a
ials agreed to a list of de- hospital after being shot in the
mands. chest yesterday. Another black
-_ "youth, John Grayer, 17, of Pon-





Neither the Black Student
Association (BSA) or university
officials would release details of
the agreement until a statement
could be drafted "that is agree-
able to both sides." Both had
agreed earlier not to release any
information on the nature of the
demands until a final agreement
was reached.
The sit-in, which lasted 12
hours, was initially called by BSA
to protest what was described by
the university as a prank by two
white students Mondaynight.
The two male students, dress-
ed in long coats and hats, knock-
ed on the door of a dormitory
room occupied by two black wo-
men students. The women said
they were threatened with a gun,
but a subsequent search of t h e
mens' room turned up only an old
bayonet. Police said the w h i t e
students, whose identity was not
revealed, told them they were
"playing a joke."
BSA demanded that the two be
prosecuted and a room-to-room
search of all dormitories be made.
As of last night, neither action
had been taken.
Tuesday night BSA called a
meeting, during which they drew
up a list of 13 demands and made
plans to take over the cafeteria
in Vandenburg Hall, which serv-
es all eight of the university's
residence halls.
After conferring with b 1 a c k
members of Oakland's faculty and
staff, they moved into the cafe-
"It was in no way violent,"
said John Tap of the Office of
Student Affairs. "Everyone was!
well-disciplined and no damage
was done during the entire sit-in."
After the takeover began, Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs
James Appleton and Director of
Residence Halls William Daleen
went into the cafeteria and talked
with the students there. At 4 a.m.,
Oakland Chancellor Donald 0'-
Dowd arrivedandnegotiations be-
At about the same time, a group
of white students began to try
and organize support for t h e
blacks. University officials dis-
suaded them from taking over
South Foundation Hall, the main

tiac, was struck by a car and was
reported in fair condition. { .
Police said that Williams wasz
shot by a motorist, in the vicinity
of Eastern Junior High School. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are gassed by police during the
Between 15 to 20 arrests were (top). Meanwhile, several blocks away, helmeted police kee
made at the school, police said, Pontiac Central High School (bottom).
after students threw rocks and ---------------- -
Three of the four white students FEDERAL POWERS EXPANDED:
wounded Monday were reported in
good condition at a hospital yes-.
terday, with the fourth listed in 0
One codthe youths, Ronald! VF,'.Y
fair condition. ii fiQI i ves
Carswell, 16, underwent surgery
for gunshot wounds in the head
and chest. Gary Moore, 17, and
Edward Omans, 17, suffered gun-
shot wounds in the back; and
John Little, 17, was wounded in
the buttocks.hI WASHINGTON 0,)- T h c is expected to accept the
No arrests have been reported House approved a sweeping an- version, thus completing cc
in the shootings. ticrime b il1l yesterday which sional action without the ni
Authorities also announced that would give the federal govern- a Senate-House conference
Pontiac Central and Eastern Jun- ment new and expanded 1 e g a1I The 148-page b ill brin
ir High will closed until next powers for use against organized gether a dozen separate p
Monday. All other Pontiac schools crime. als that reflect recommen
will remain open. The bill would also g i v e tihe made by t he administrat
Following the shooting Monday, government greatersauthority to Presidential crime commissi
Central High students were kept d e a 1 with terror bombings, in- individual members of Cong
in classes until the regular closing cluding the power to send federal Several of its provision
time. Principal Don McMillan said agents to college campuses to in- with the complex and tec
that at 3 p.m. only about two vestigate explosions and fires. legal procedures for gat
thirds of the students who should With sentiment f o r a strong evidence and presenting
have been in school were still law-and-order bill running high court. The avowed aim
there. as election day approaches, the strengthen the government'
Pontiac is the headquarters of House brushed aside all attempts in getting at the top crime
General Motors Corp.'s Pontiac to soften the measure and then The bill would establish
Division. The plants have been passed it by a 341-26 vote. grand juries with expande
shut down since Sept. 14 by the The Senate passed a similar bill ers to investigate and rep
United Auto Workers Union strike. last January by a vote of 73-1 and organized crime activities;

-Associated Press
third day of racial disorders in Pontiac
p a group of students moving away from

riame bill

dent Nixon proposed 1 a s t
night a standstill cease-fire
in Vietnam, Cambodia and
Laos, immediate release of allf
prisoners and a broadened
peace conference to seek a set-
tlement of conflict through-
out all of Indochina.
Departing in several major in-
stances from previous American
initiatives, Nixon said of his
cease-fire plan: "My hope is that
it will break the logjam in all the
An administration source said
last night officials in Washington
are hopeful that the President's
suggestions will trigger a process
of exploration at the bargainimg
In Paris, where it w a s early
morning when President Nixon
spoke, the word from the North
Vietnamese and Viet Cong dele-
gations was that there would be
no comment until later in t h e
Nixon, declaring that his pro-
gram has the "full support" of
the governments of South Viet- President Nixon
nam, Cambodia and Laos, said in
a national television-radio ad-
"The time has c o m e for the
government of North Vietnam to
join its neighbors in a proposal to
quit making war and to s t a r t
The President asserted the
United States is prepared to ne-
gotiate a complete withdrawal of ce
American troops f r o m South
Vietnam as part of any settle- By ART LERNER
ment. An administration official Supporters of the Black Economic D
indicated t h e pullout would be BEpL)rtnd ofate Black onicaD
accomplished over a 12-month (BEDL) and Welfare Rights Organization
period once an agreement w a s tinuing their drive for money for the poor
reached. es.
Nixon called also for "the im- Members of the two groups have bee
tmediateand, unconditional release First Presbyterian Church on Washtenaw A
ofall prisoners of" war held by
both sdes"-declaring th su nesday to put pressure on the church BE
moves "could serve to establish feel is the key to reaching other area chu
good faith, the intent to make pro- Despite an injunction preventing BE
gress, and thus improve the pros- ers f r o m interfering withy
pects for negotiation." church business at First Pres-
Nixon used tough language at byterian and o t h e r area
only one point in his address. Re-by
ferring to recent Viet Cong sug- churches, a small g r o u p of
gestions for a settlement that BEDL-WRO members, includ-
would, among other things, rule ing Engineering Placement SineI
out continued officeholding by Service Director Prof. J o h n
Thieu and Vice President Nguyen Young, have remained in a
Cao Ky, he said: lounge in t h e church for a ill V
" 'Let there be no mistake about week, claiming they are not
one essential point: the other side in violation of the injunction. Student
is not merely objecting to a few last nightan
3 prsoaliies Thy wnt o ds- BEDL-WRO have received fi- LSA '74, an
persnlties.rgaThedwnto-di- nancial committments from sev- to fill the t
manitehoranizsuenon-Coin- era local organizations and con- have been v
muitfresainsue he=take-
over by one party, and they de- gregations, and have recently re- ning of the
f ceied suportfrom Democratic
mand the right to exclude whom- ceived support candidate Michael The new m
ever they wish from government. congressionalnd ator i on SGC unt
"This patently unreasonable de- Stillo a hosk inlam
man i ttalyunccptbl." Stringfellowlao who spoke in Ann ber.
mand is totally unacceptable." Abo Monday SGC aso c
While asserting that the United ArborMsity to "ens
States is prepared to be flexible Stringfellow, author of 'My porations th
I on many issues, Nixon said: "We People is the Enemy', a b o o k Pmoations'wht
stand firm for the rightofdall the about his experiences as a white mattei whe
South Vietnamese people to de- lawyer in N e w York's Harlem,
f termine for themselves the kind left Ann Arbor Tuesday after a The motic
of government they want." speaking engagement sponsored a request b
The chief executive said the In- by the University's Office of Re- Student Ser
dochina-wide cease-fire he seeks ligious Affairs and the University SGC to com
"must be effectively supervised by Reformed Church, where a sit-in ban recruite
I international observers" and that was held last week. operatingi
See NIXON, Page 8 See BEDL, Page 8 apartheid, s

evelopment League
n (WRO) are con-
from local church-

-Associated Press

eed for
gs to-
tion, a
ion and
s deal
it in
is to,
s hand
4 pow-
ort on

gthen procedures designed to com-
pel witnesses to testify; provide
protection for witnesses in an ef-
fort to keep them from being kill-
ed or intimidated, and make it
easier to use in court evidence ob-
tained by wire-tapping.
Other sections strike at the in-
terstate gambling operations of
organized crime and at the infil-
tration of legitimate businesses by
The bill provides that hardened
criminals can receive sentences of
up to 25 years if a judge deter-
mines that they are dangerous of-
The antibombing provisions are
not restricted to organized crime
They were added by the House
Judiciary Committee in response
to the recent bombing at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin in which one
man was killed and a research
center wrecked.
Besides authorizing the use of
FBI agents in campus bombings,
the bill establishes federal regula-
tion and licensing of explosives.

n sitting
ve. since1

in at the
last Wed-

Levin backs lower pot penalty,
opposes draft resister amnesty


. elects
ants to
acanc( ies
Government Council
elected Andre Hunt,
id Al Ackerman, Law,
,wo Council seats that
acant since the begin-
-academic year.
nembers will hold seats
il elections in Novem-
called for the Univer-
d all ties with cor-
at discriminate . .,, no
re those companies
on was in response to
y the new Office of
vices Policy Board for
rment on a proposal to
ers from corporations
in states practicing
uch as South Africa.

Democratic gubernatorial can-
didate Sander Levin promised last
night to fight for lowering penal-
ties for marijuana use and the re-
peal of state abortion laws, while
he declared his opposition to am-
nesty for draft resisters.
The state Senate minority lead- 1
er spoke to an overflow audience
of some 250 persons, mostly stu-
dents, in the UGLI Multi-purpose

room, and appealed for their sup- other yelled, "Do you want to get There were sharp attacks on the
port in his campaign stoned tonight, Sandy?" bill by a few members but all at-
Levin said he favored reducing But Levin was applauded when tempts to amend it were turned
the penalty for marijuana use to he made a strong stand against aside easily by nonrecord votes.
misdemeanor but opposed legal- use of heroin and other drugs. One defeated amendment would
ization of marijuana and hard Levin opposed the state Demo- have defined the Mafia and La
drugs. There is mixed evidence cratic party plank for amnesty
on its effects," he claimed. for draft resisters because "they Cosa Nostra as organized nation-
A few persons in the audience are guilty of breaking a law." al criminal groups and made
heckled Levin for his marijuana. membership in t h e m a federa:
statement. Someone s h o u t e d, "Those who act in civil disobedi-
"Make tobacco illegal," and an- ence, regardless of the rightness crime.
of their cause, must face up to the
__r_____ _ law," he said.


Levin condemned violence, but
spoke in favor of peaceful pro-
test. He said he suupported dis-
ruptive but non-violent actions,
such as the Black Action Move-
ment strike of last spring.
The state Senate minority lead-j
er spoke to his audience for 10
minutes and then answered ques-
tions for 50 minutes.
He said he supports a graduat-
ed state income tax, unlike his
opponent Gov. William Milliken,
claiming that it is a fairer system
of taxation than property taxes.
Although Levin opposes aid to
non-public schools that goes to
pay teacher salaries, he said he
favors aid for "auxiliaryservices."
These services would include bus-
ing and diagnostic help for child-

Education school plans changes

Arising out of student complaints of
insufficient representation in the govern-
ing structure of the education school, an
ad hoc group of education students and
faculty got together for a weekend nearly
a year ago, discussed the problems of the
school, and composed recommendations for
By the end of this term, it appears that
most of their recommendations will have
been implemented. Already one of the pro-
posals-for\ the appointment of an asso-

On most of the school's committees, stu-
dent representation will approach parity
with faculty. On the curriculum co-ordi-
nating committee, four students will sit
with five faculty members. Students will
have voting rights on all the school's in-
ternal committees e x c e p t the executive
committee, on which three students (in-
stead of the present two) will sit in a non-
voting capacity with six faculty members.
The question of student representation
on the executive committee has evoked
some controversy. Jack Eisner, former pres-

Perhaps the most important proposal is
the division of the school into four divi-
sions. Each division will have a chairman
appointed by the dean in consultation with
students and faculty. Each division will
form a j o i n t student-faculty executive
committee to assist the chairman in the
executive functions in the division:
One crucial purpose of dividing the
school in this way is to establish a more
meaningful student - faculty relationship,
say some faculty members. One professor
says that if a decision is to affect a stu-

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