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Vol LXXXI, No. 38

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 16, 1970

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

OSS debates
The Office of Student Services (OSS) Policy Board con-
tinued discussion last night on the subject of corporate re-
cruiting on campus.
Although no action was taken on the recruiting question,
several motions were presented and a vote on the motions is
expected next week.
The board, composed of four faculty and five student
members, determines the policies of OSS, advising Vice Presi-
dent for Student Services Robert Knauss.
Board members made clear that any decisions they might
make are binding only on the OSS Placement Service and not
on any of the other placement services of the University.
---- - However, the members said

Issues aired
at Regents
o pen'session
Drawing jeers, applause and Yippie whoops from a pre-
dominantly student audience of over 4250, spokesmen from
five student organizations held open discussions with the
Regents yesterday afternoon in the Michigan Union Ballroom.
Representatives from the Tenants Union (TU), Students
-Daily-John Broder to Support the Auto Workers (SSAW), Gay Liberation Front
(GLF), Radical Lesbians and the Child Care Action Group
spoke to the Regents, asking for "a response and a commit-
ment" to their proposals.
However, there was little direct regental response to the
students' demands. "The Regents need time to consider your
proposals," said President Robben Fleming, who chaired the
meeting. "They have been* -


ew ecange
MONTREAL (RP) - The govern-
ment of Quebec offered last night
to release five "political prisoners"
among 23 whose freedom was de-
manded by terrorists holding as
hostages a kidnaped B r i t i s h
envoy and a provincial cabinet
The government, in what is
called its "ffinal position," also
said it would give safe conduct to
the French-Canadian separatists
who kidnaped the' two men 1 a s t
week. It said it would provide a
plane to fly the kidnapers and the
five prisoners to the country of
their choice.
The kidnapers had demanded
that 23 prisoners be freed a n d
flown to Cuba or Algeria and that
the government pay $500,000 in
The government of Quebec Pre-
mier Robert Bourassa said it re-
jected all other demands of the
abductors. The government, state-
ment did not say which five pri-
soners it would release from the
list of 23 that included three men
convicted of murder and serving
life sentences.
The crisis over the kidnapings
led Prime Minister Pierre Elliott
Trudeau to cancel a scheduled
visit to Moscow Thursday and
army troops moved into Montreal
to reinforce police.
Earlier this week, troops were
dispatched to the federal capital
of Ottawa to increase protection
for government leaders from the
French-Canadian terrorist c e 11l s
demanding Quebec's independ-
Reports said some c a b i n e t
ministers prevailed upon Trudeau
not to leave Canada at a time
when decisions might have to be
made quickly.
Robert Lemieux, a Montreal
lawyer named by the kidnapers to
,q negotiate with the government,
earlier accused. Quebec authori-
ties of stalling and said he was "a
bit pessimistic."
He also said he had unconfirmed'
information that Quebec police
had discovered the location of thej

that their decision could in-
fluence policies of other Uni-
versity offices. l
The original motion was that
no corporation that operates ac-
cording to the Republic of South
Africa's apartheid policies should
be permitted to use University re-
cruiting facilities. This motion
stemmed from a presentation of
the Brain Mistrust (BMT), a ra-
dical research organization.
BMT alleged that all corpora-
tions that operate according to
these policies practice blatant
discrimination. In doing so, BMT
said, these corporations violate
University policy which bans any
corporation which "discriminates
against any person because of
race, color, creed, sex, religion or
national origin, from using Uni-
versity facilities."s
The motion aeend the OSS
Board to establish some kind of
investigatory procedures to deter-
mine if any of the corporations
recruiting on campus that do
operate in South Africa follow
apartheid policies. If they are
found guilty of discrimination,
then they would not be permitted
to recruit using campus facili-
ities .
A second separate motion states
that any one of the 250 corpora-
tions operating in South Africa be
automatically -.banned from using
campus facilities to recruit.
This motion presupposes t h a t
any corporation that operates in
South Africa does follow the apar-
theid policies, because if it did
not, the South African govern-
ment would not permit them to
stay there. Thus no investigatory
procedures would be necessary.
A third motion extended the ori-
ginal one to forbid any corpora-
tion operating according to dis-
criminatory policies of o t h s r i
nations besides South Africa to
use the University's recruiting fa-
A fourth motion was that all
recruiting be banned.m s
According to University policy,
anyone can present a petition of
one per cant of the student body
requesting that a particular cor-
poration that recruits on campus
attend an open forum on their
policies. The company has the op-
tion to refuse to come.
A fifth motion up before the
Board states that any company
petitioned to come to a forum
must come.1
The final motion presented at
last night's meeting modifies the1

~ bus in meetings all day long
<& "°and will need more time be-
fore they are able to respond."
fi The first student speaker -
SSAW membr Frank Shoichet -
condemned the University as the
EAC NT s U:rB r( )y ry '"protector of the interests of
) en hGeneral Motors and other man-
agement corporations."
As examples of University and
industry ties, Shoichet cited t h e
Regents' decision last fall to vote
the University's GM stock with
management and against Cam-
r. x{"paign GM, the fact that two Re-
' gents are employed by General
Motors, and the "hundreds of
thousands of dollars worth of re-
' search contracts the University
-Daily-Randy Edmonds has with auto companies to do
REGENT LAWRENCE LINDEMER and Tenants Union coordinator Steve Burghardt (top) face off at yesterday's Regents open hearing. " 'confidential social and market
Regent Paul Goebel (below) denounces the conduct of the stude nts at the hearing and announces he will not attend any more of the manipulation research."
sessions. President Robben Fleming and Regents Gerald Dunn, Lawrence Lindenmer and William Cudlip (seated, left to right) look on. Shoichet then presented eight
-------- -- --____- --_-__ __-_-_-____ dem ands to the Regents. These
FATE OF STATE GAME CONSIDER.ED: -nldAll requests for additional
financial aid for dependants of
- striking GM workers and o t h e r s-


Court to hear grid


laid off by thes
-The Univev
creased corporal
ther means ofe
tal burden on t

The fate of the annual Michi-
gan-Michigan State football
classic will be decided today in
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
in a hearing on a request for an
injunction to bar the game.
The case, brought against the
Regents of the University and
others by former Daily sports edi-
tor Joel Block, closely parallels the
one used to prevent a rock festival,
at Goose Lake over the L a b o r
Day weekend.
If granted, the motion would
have the effect of preventing any
more football games from being

held In Michigan Stadium, the
largest college-owned stadium in
the world.
In a motion presented to the
circuit court last week. Block al-
leged that football games in t h e
stadium are a public nuisance on
a number of counts.
In affidavits attached to t h e
motion, several local residents
charged that public drinking of
alcohol by both adults and min-
ors, the smoking of marijuana and
inadequate sanitary facilities are
all commonplace at football
Additionally it is charged that
the huge volume of traffic con-

stitutes a menace. One affidavit
tells of an ambulance unable toj
mnake headway through the
crowds at the Texas A&M game
played two weeks ago.
Allegations of long lines at con-
cession stands and physical vio-
lence within the body of the crowd
are also made in some of the af-
Block says that he has only the
public interest at heart in filing
the motion.
"I enjoy football games and
rock festivals," said Block. "A few
so-called law 'and order politicians
in this state have, however, out-

Schools, government disagree
on scholarship cut-off reasons

By MARK DILLEN the cause of terminating the aid'
Despite recent reports that more was that students had graduated,
than 400 students nation-wide not participated in protests.

Front's Chenier cell, which kid- previous motion to read that any
4 naped Quebec Labor Minister company that has operations in
Pierre Laport Saturday. South Africa must come to an
Of the 23 persons that the open forum before being allowed
Front demands be released, three to use University recruiting facil-
are serving life for murder, 10 are ities.
serving various terms for terror- It was also announced t h a t
ists acts, two are awaiting sen- G neral Motors will be here for a
tencing and eight are awaiting forum on its policies within the
trial. next two weeks.

have had federal aid cut off in the
past year for involvement in pro-
tests, in many cases the cause of
the termination is unclear.
In a statement yesterday, the
Office of Education said 434 stu-
dents at 86 colleges and universi-
ties had lost federal aid because
they participated in campus dis-
orders during the past year.
At least some of the schools
involved, however, have indicatedi

Amendments to federal educa-
tion acts give schools the power to
revoke federal aid to students if
they are found to have partici-
pated in disruptions. Although the
amendments did not specify, most
officials, including those at the
University, have interpreted the
law to require conviction of a stu-
dent in a civil court before aid can
be revoked.
In the statement, which was

One against the 'U'

first made public Sept. 23 by Rep.,
Edith Green (D-Ore) in the Con-
gressional R e c o r d, three state
schools were among the 86 listed
as having .terminated federal aid
to students for their disruptive
activities - Muskegon Business
College, Northwood Institute and
Mid-Michigan Business College.
Muskegon Business College, con-
tacted soon after Green made her
speech, said the students men-
tioned had graduated, and that
this was the cause of the aid cut-
off. The officials speculated that
the government made errors in
compiling the information, which
is included in a yearly report
every school makes to the govern-
Officials at the other schools
said they knew of no instance
where their schools had revoked
aid to a student for his participa-
tion in a disruptive activity.
Green could not be reached for
comment yesterday on the appa-
rent discrepancies.
Leading the list of aid cut-offs
which the Congressional Record
reported were Florida Keys Jun-
ior College with 39; Arkansas Ag-
ricultural Mechanical and Normal
College, 38; Draughton's Business
College in Kentucky, 28; and
South Dakota State College, 26.
Green chided the University and
the University of Wisconsin along
with other schools for not revoking
aid. "The institutions with the
greatest disturbances did the least
in terminating federal assistance,"
she said.

!awed rock festivals under the the strikers;
public nuisance law. -The Univers
"If they really are interested in products and re
law and order they would get rid cruiters on ca
of large football games using the company that is
same law," he continues. -The Unive
"This is not an act of political investigate and
folly, it is rather a conscious act to companies that
protect the people of this country, gage in "system
both young and old, from the pub- and racial dis
lic scenes of drunkeness and the then refuse the
hazards of large uncontrollable mission to recru
crowds of people, and traffic," he The next spe
said. man Dave Chris
Block says he would "rather Regents for a co
not" speculate on the chances of singletstudent
winning the action in court today At last month's
but Wolverine coach Glenn "Bo" TU members pi
Schembechler is not concerned as proposal and w
Universities attorneys ready their back with "cone
case in preparation for today's the subject.
courtroom battle. The Tenants
gave each Rege
I have not thought anything housing and pR
about it," he said last night, "allh snundt
asa"solution to
I'm worried about is beating Mich- aeama" These ste
igan State." -The Univer
Athletic Director Donald Can- versity Golf Co
ham, named as a co-defendant in used Residentia
the suit, echoed Schembechler. Fuller Rd. as
"The Universities attorney will student and com
handle it, I'm going to worry about units;
beating Michigan State," he said. -The plannii
Informed legal opinion among 5,000 units be
several law professors contacted mediately as a
yesterday was unanimous in the solution to the
belief that the motion to bar foot- -The Resourc
ball games at the stadium would mittee be given1
fail. the constructioi
One professor noted that the and
case "was a pretty clever move." -Tn both the
He said that he was pleased not ing stages, the
to be sitting on the case as it dent and commu
raises several legal questions. Responding
Donald Koster, Block's attorney Union's demand
in the case would say only that Robert Knauss,
"we'll be there today at 2 p.m.," student services
declining to make any further taken by the h(
statements. See REGE
Those who remember Engineering Placement
Service Director John Young as the professor
who accused former student Bob Parsons of
striking him during a protest against a General
Electric recruiter on campus last spring, may
not think of Young as much of a political ac-
But they may be in for a surprise.
Young has just completed two weeks of sit-
ting-in at his church, Ann Arbor's First Pres-
byterian, along with other supporters of the
Rlnrk 1rnnnmir ,- P nhDpnnmr n g+ Trni una i_ ll-

strike be honored;
sity lobby for in-
te taxation as ano-
easing the financ-
he University and
sity boycott all GM
efuse to allow re-
mpus from a n y
being struck; and
rsity immediately
determine which
recruit here en-
atic acts of sexual
scrimination" and
se companies per-
uit on campus.
eaker, TU spokes-
tteller, pressed the,
mmitment to build
low-cost housing.
Regents meeting
resented a similar
ere asked to come
cret°" proposals on
Union yesterday
nt information on
roposed four steps
the housing prob-
ps include':
rsity use the Uni-
urse and the un-
al College site on
housing sites for
amunity apartment
ng and building of
undertaken im-
partial long term
ce Allocation Com-
the job of funding
n of these units;
planning and liv-
nousing be resi-
unity controlled.
to the Tenants
ds, Fleming asked
vice president for
i to indicate steps
ousing office.
ENTS, Page 7
w itb

unit votes
welfre aid
The governing board of the Ann
Arbor First Presbyterian Church
voted Wednesday night to recom-
mend to its congregation that it
pledge a goal of $60,000 to the
Interfaith Coalition of Churches.
The action received amixed re-
sponlse from the county B1ack,
Economic Development League
(BEDL) and Welfare Rights Or-
ganization (WRO) whose sup-
porters have been sitting-in at the
church for the past two weeks.
BEDL-WRO has little confi-
dence in the coalition, formed by
area churches to meet the needs
of 'the county's poor and inare-
sponse to the BEDL-WRO sit-in
BEDL-WRO leaders contend
that funds should be granted di-
rectly to thei r organization, in
line with the self-determination
aspect of their program.
BEDL vice president H ank
Bryant said yesterday that t h e
recommendation was "better then
the church's response last month,
but still kind of a bummer.''
BEDL-WRO has been fighting.
a series of court battles centering
around legal actions taken by the
church to bar protesters.
As the board met Wednesday
night, 20 First Presbyterian con-
gregants held a pray-in to show
their support of BEDL's demands
that the church pledge money di-
rectly to BEDL-WRO.
The governing board's sugges-
tion, which passed by a one vote
margin, w i 11 be voted on at a
meeting of the entire congrega-
tion on October 25.
The suggested pledge funds
could come from special subscrip-
tions from members or from
church investments funds.
"Although t h e sit-in :;at First
Presbyterian ended Wednesday
night, we're going to keep on mov-
ing a n d being mobile," Bryant
"BEDL-WRO is going to con-
tinue to hit churches," he says.
"For the churches that expect us,
the best thing to do is to start
things rolling before we get there."
According to Bryant, other area
churches are working out ap-
proaches to BEDL-WRO's de-
mands quietly, so the churches'
right wing (members) will not be
spurred to mobilize.",
Over a half-dozen local churches
and synagogues have been oc-
cupied at one time or another
over the last, six weeks by BEDL-
WRO members to dramatize their

For the past four days a soli-
tary protester has stood in front
of the Fishbowl for up to five
hours a day with a slight smile
and a sign reading "Take mid-
terms, oppress yourself."
Passersby are curious about
Chuck Altman, '72 RC, and his
one-man demonstration.
"Most of the time people just
smile; some hours it's incred-
ible," says Altman. Many also
respond with a friendly "Right
Altman does not bother peo-
ple with leaflets or stop them
to deliver polemics on academ-

people in your class to say they
won't, and tell the professor.
He's got to be one hell of a,
guy to give everyone E's," Alt-
man responds.
"Good, good," replies the stu-
dent as he walks toward t h e
Altman says his campaign
is "not only against midterms,
it's against anything that has a
grade attached." University edu-
cation would be better, he be-
lieves, if professors gave all
A's or all courses were pass-
Altman seems involved in
other issues. as well. saving he


Young believes that he is involved in some-
thing that is "right." Speaking as a layman in
the Presbyterian Church, Young says, "We've
done the best we could, not what we should
have done."
The governing board of the church, voted
Wednesday night to suggest to the congregation
it pledge a goal of $60,000 to the Interfaith
Coalition of Churches which was formed in re-
sponse to the BEDL-WRO campaign.
"BEDL-WRO feels that the grant of the
money to the coalition would be somewhat of
a loss." Young says, because BEDL-WRO leaders

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