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Vol. LXXXI, No. 41

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 20, 1970

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

4 indictments
m ade atKn
RAVENNA, Ohio (fl)-The Kent State University student
body president and an associate professor were among the
first persons booked yesterday as officers began serving 25
indictments stemming from a special probe of the Kent State
riot last May.
Two young men already in jail on drug charges also
were served with indictments.
Meanwhile, the school's faculty senate held a special
meeting and unanimously endorsed Kent State President








Robert i. White.
The senate issued a stat
university were to fashion it

added to

ement asserting that "if any
self along the lines suggested
'for it by many of its critics, it
would cease to exist as a uni-
The student senate later met
and endorsed White and ;the
statement by the faculty group.
Attorney William Kunstler, who
has agreed to coordinate the de-
fense of those indicted, spoke to
students in Kent late last night

9U' ane S Wd an;;s .h
ii n n~i~"Society had to resort to the
use of law to condone murder and
the use of the courts to condone
By HESTER PULLING silence," Kunstler, defense at-
Senate Assembly approved two torney for the 'Chicago T, told a
measures yesterday which will crowd of more than 1,000 students
substantially increase student re- ativntlr d.
presentation on two academic ad- Kunstler presented a plan of
pirynt comittees action to students and called for
visory committees.
Assembly - the faculty repre- un e want to put on a defense
sentative body - also modified that is an offense," Kunstler told
'several aspects of the pay policy the chanting, applauding students,
concerning strikes by faculty adding that he plans to coor-
members. dinate a common defense for any
The first measure adopted was or all of the 25 persons indicted
a proposal for the establishment of who wish it.
an academic services committee Craig Morgan, a senior and stu-
"to work with the Vice President dent body president, was arrested
in his areas of responsibility." in student government offices on
Stephen Spurr, vice president the campus. He was charged with
and dean of the graduate school, second-degree 'riot during dis-
said the general duties of the com- turbances on the campus May 1-4.
mittee will be to advise him in the Details of the charge were not
areas of academic services, in- given.
cluding admissions, registrations, Dr. Thomas S. Lough, 42, an
records, financial aids and orien- associate professor of sociology
tation.mand anthropology, surrendered on
The committee will be composed a count of inciting to riot.
of five faculty members and five Morgan and Lough were named
students. A motion to increase the in secret indictments handed down
number of faculty representatives Friday by a special state grand
from five to seven was defeated jury that investigated the campus
by Assembly. rioting. The grand Jury, in a re-
"It is exceedingly important port issued Friday, also exonerated
that any administrative officer the guard with regard to the
have direct association with stu- deaths and said a major cause of
dent and faculty input," Spurr the campus disorders was admin-
said. Spurr said he was "very istrtion permissieveness and laxity
pleased" by the adoption of the in discipline.
proposal. Portage County, officers began
An increase in student member- serving papers yesterday. Names.
ship from two to five in the aca-of those indicted were not releasedI
demic affairs committee - an
advisory group to Allan Smith, before their arrest.
vice president for academic af-
fairs - was also approved by As- ' c
Th omiteis now compos- Goi, '. ' C
ed of 10 faculty and two student
members. "
Assembly was also given a re- -sioIfn1we
port by members of a commit-
tee charged with finding a newI
University judicial system. Law By TAMMY JACOBS
Prof. Theodore St. Antoine de- Controversy and confusion con-
scribed proposed structural and C
procedural aspects. tinue behind the scenes as the Gay
The final action of Assembly Liberation Front (GLF) presses
involved changes in the faculty its six-month long struggle for
pay policy during strikes. The the right to hold a Midwest con-
changes approved primarily invol- ference on homosexuality in Uni-
ved "taking out the threats," said versity facilities.
Albert Feuerwerker, chairman of The group was told by the Re-
the academic advisory affairs gents at their September meeting
committee. that GLF must present an agenda
One of the cuts included t h e and list of speakers to show that
omission of disciplinary action - the conference would be "edu-
other than suspension of salary cational."
payments - taken against facul- According to GLF member Jim
ty members participating in Toy, it is doubtful that the group
strikes. will do so, because it feels it
However, the no-work, no-pay should be given the same treat-
policy adopted by Assembly last ment as other student organiza-
June essentially remains the sam'. tions.


MONTREAL (IP - Canadian
security forces sealed off es-
cape routes from Quebec Prov-
ince yesterday and mounted
a massive search for the ter-
rorists who killed Labor Min-4{
ister Pierre Laporte.
Police confirmed they found the
kidnapers' bloodstained hideout_ k
and possible scene of Laporte's
A hunt continued for the other
hostage, British diplomat James
R. Cross, despite a letter in his
handwriting that said he would
be killed if police closed in on the
French-Canadian separatists who
Early reports that Cross had
been killed were denied by police
At least 336 people have been
arrested in Montreal under the
War Measures Act, police reported.
The act was invoked by Prime"-
Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau to
combat the Quebec separatist
Montreal, Canada's largest city,
appeared on a war footing with
military helicopters clattering ov- QUEBEC POLICE search a young w
erhead and police and troops stop- treal courthouse where murdered Qu
ping cars for identification checks.
Security checks were also step- Lo e s
ped up at the U.S. border, espec-

-Daily-Denny Gainer
Chicanos and supporters picket the Frieze Bldg.

-Associated Press
oman as she enters a Mon-
uebec Labor Minister Pierre

Chicano students



school admissions

Chicano students in the social
work school picketed yesterday to
protest the school's handling of
chicano admissions.
Several members of Trabaja-
dores de La Raza, a Mexican-
American student organization
within the social work school,
picketed with supporters from 10-
12 a.m. in front of the Frieze
Bldg., site of the social work
They urged all social work stu-
dents to show their support by
boycotting classes during that

time. The boycott was about 10
per cent effective.
In a letter sent to Robert Vin-
ter, acting dean of the social work
school, the chicanos charged that
Sheldon Siegel, the school's ad-
missions director, withheld thel
names of prospective chicano ap-
plicants for the winter term which
Bernardo Eureste and Arturo
Ranguel, the top officers of the
group, had sought to obtain.
Eureste said the group wanted
the names of the applicants in
order to contact them and make
sure they had submitted all the
necessary forms required for ad-
ute over

ntinue disj

1ng on homosexuality

mittance in the Winter term.
Eureste said Siegel told him he
would have the names available
at the meeting of the Admissions
and Scholarships Committee on
Oct. 28.
Ranguel then attempted to'see
Siegel, but was informed that he
was out of town, Eureste said.
Ranguel then asked for and re-
ceived the information from a
secretary. He discovered that two
of the four chicano applicants did
not have complete applications.
The Chicanos, finding out that
winter term application deadline
was Nov. 1, notified the prospec-
tive applicants their applications
were completed.
"We realize that what happened
last week is something which can-
not be rectified, but we also real-
ize that incidents of this type have
occurred too often, and such in-
cidents have always been explain-
ed away as administrative or
bureaucratic mistakes and entan-
glements," the letter to Vinter
"We don't want to erase what
happened," Eureste said. "Siegel
was going to give us the names of
the applicants two days before the
deadline. You can't erase that."
"There are a lot of problems,
and the school just makes it so
much more difficult. The picket-
ing is just meant as a protest ac-
tion. We have no present demands
nor do we want to meet with any-
one, as of now," he said.
"Apparently we misunderstood
each other," Siegel said of his
meeting with Eureste. "I assumed
that he wanted numbers and not
personal information on the ap-
"I have since been advised that
we are not permitted to release
See CHICANOS, Page 8

ially at New York, Vermont and
New Hampshire points.
Quebec's borders with other
provinces were checked and close
watches were posted at large and
small airports.
In Ottawa, the federal Parlia-
ment gave overwhelming approv-
al to Trudeau's use of the wartime
security measures against the ter-
rorists, members of the Quebec
Liberation Front-the FLQ.
The House of Commons met
with echoing applause Trudeau's
vow that the FLQ would not suc-
The prime minister, his cabinet
and about 100 members of parlia-
ment are to attend Laporte's fun-
eral today in Montreal, traveling
under tight security wraps.
University students in Montreal
staged meetings and sit-ins to
protest invocation of the War
Measures Act. The University of
Quebec campus remained closed
and about 50 students continued
occupying administration offices
at the Montreal School of 'Fine
The 25,000-member United Elec-
trical, Radio and Machine Work-
ers Union said Monday it wired
Trudeau in protest against impo-
sition of the War Measures Act.
The union said it opposed terror-
ism, but that failure of the pro-
vincial and federal governments
to solve social and economic prob-
lems "is the root cause for what
has happened."
Acting under the wartime meas-
ures in effect since Friday, army
troops and provincial and Royal
Canadian Mounted Police fanned
out across Quebec hunting two
men named in warrants as wanted
in connection with the kidnap-
pings of Laporte and Cross, Brit-
ish trade commissioner in Mon-
Police said they found the hide-
out where Laporte was kept-a
frame bungalow in the suburb of
St. Hubert. The house is three
quarters of a mile from where La-
porte's body, a bullet hole in the
See POLICE, Page 8


Conspiracy charges
against Seale lifted
CHICAGO (R) - Judge Julius J. Hoffman of U.S. District
Court yesterday dismissed, at the, request of the government,
charges of conspiracy to riot against Bobby Seale, chairman
of the Black Panther party.
Seale is being held in Connecticut and is expected to go
on trial soon on charges of conspiring to murder a former
Panther member.
Seale was one of eight men charged with conspiring to
cross state lines with the intent to incite rioting at the time
of the Democratic National Convention in 1968.

In the past, organizations have'
been able to hold conferences
whenever they could rent the
space or have space donated,
without having to present agendas.
Robert Knauss, vice president
for student services, has told the
group to present its plans for the
conference to him before the Of-
fice of Student Services (OSS)
makes, a decision on whether the
conference can be held on Uni-
versity property.
Toy says that "my personal
opinion is that we will not go
through Mr. Knauss's channels-at
least I hope we won't," but adds
that he is speaking for himself and
not for the group as a whole.
In a letter from Knauss to
Toy, dated yesterday, Knauss
says. "I am unable to tell you if
the policy established for .the Gay
Liberation Front will be contin-
ued for all groups," and adds that
the question will be examined by
the Regents "in their general re-
view of recognition and use of
Toy believes that if GLF "goes
the route" requested by Knauss, it
will set a precedent for all groups
to have to prove "educational val-
ue" before being allowed Univer-
sity facilities for conferences.
"In all conscience, I cannot
see GLF doing that," Toy adds.
The conference was banned by
President Robben Fleming 1 a s t
April on the grounds it would
not be "clearly educational in na-
ture and directed primarily to-
wards those people who have pro-
fessional interest in the field."
Fleming re-emphasized the ban
in June, and in September, the
Regents upheld his criteria that
the conference be judged "educa-

and GLF should be treated like
"any other group."
Knauss's letter to Toy statesI
that "it is my understanding there
is no current policy that would
deny any recognized student or-
ganization use of facilities for
local or state-wide conferences for
other than financial reasons."
He says, however, that in this
case GLF has a responsibility to
prove the "educational value" of
its proposed conference. "We
can't make a decision until we
have more data on the confer-
ence," he says.
Toy feels no such obligation and
says that the group should work
through Student Government
Council, the official channel for
student organizations, which has
already supported GLF.
See GLF, Page 8

He was separated from th
weeks after the trial began in
Protest today
over Quebec
Several campus groups are spon-
soring a noon rally today on' the
Diag to support demands for im-
mediate restoration of full civil
liberties in Canada, release of all
political prisoners, and reopening
of all schools closed in Quebec.
The demands were first for-
mulated by the United Front for
Liberty, an ad-hoc coalition of
trade unionists, students and
separatists in Quebec.,
Speakers on the Quebecois in-
dependence movement, the current
situation in Quebec, and the im-
plications of the situation for the
United States will be heard at the
Civil liberties in Canada were
suspended by Prime Minister
Pierre Trudeau following the kid-
naping of a British diplomat and
the Quebec labor minister.

le other seven defendants six
September, 1969 as Hoffman
>sentenced him to four years
in jail for contempt.
He also ordered that Seale be
tried on the conspiracy charge
again at a later date.
Prior to the severance, Hoff
man had ordered Seale bound and
gagged in the courtroom to pre-
vent Seale from continuing to dis-
rupt the trial.
Seale maintained throughout
the stormy court sessions that he
was deprived of his right to rep-
resent himself. Hoffman ruled that
Seale was represented by counsel
and did not have the right to
speak out in the courtroom.
William J. Bauer, U.S. district
attorney for northern Illinois, told
Hoffman "It is thought that it
would be inappropriate to try
Seale alone on a conspiracy
"Moreover, he stands. convicted
of direct contempt of the court
in the presence of the court, and
a sentence aggregating 48 months
has been imposed against him...
in the government's v i e w, it is
proper to dismiss the indictment
as to the substantive count."

Alcoholism: An end through drug use

Drugs can make you high, fertile, ster-
ile, sleepy, calm or beautiful. And now
Ann Arbor has a drug that can keep you
Use of the drug, antabuse, is part of a
program developed by the Washtenaw
County Council on Alcoholism (WCCA).
Results have shown that the program
can effectively arrest alcoholism.
An estimated 12,000 people in Wash-
tenaw County now suffer from alcoholism
- a fluorishing disease the WCCA calls
incurable, but controllable.

and nausea following any consumption
of alcohol.
The two-year old program is offered on
a volunteer basis to all persons pleading
guilty to misdemeanor charges resulting
from alcohol abuse. A defendant may
choose WCCA's program in lieu of up to
90 days in jail and loss of driver's license.
Those who choose the program are re-
quired to take periodic blood tests to
prove they have taken antabuse. The
blood check-up stipulation made the pro-
gram acceptable to Ann Arbor courts as
a punitive measure for the abuses.


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