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Vol. [XXXI, No. 42 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 21, 1970 Ten Cents
What's good for General Motors:
By PAT MAHONEY Motors and Ford, the Highway lege received $39,000 in research While the University has co-
"General Motors does us a sere- Safety Research Institue on North grants from the two top auto operated closely with the manage-
ice' by enabling us to do these Campus presently receives $1 mil- ~~ companies, most of it from GM ment of General Motors, it has
things," says George Katona, a lion a year - about a third of its # The projects involved technical maintained a rather cool relation-
program director in the Univer- total budget-from the Automobile studies on engine performance. ship with GM's opponents.
sity's Institute for Social Research. Manufacturers Association, an or- ;'".*"Two members of the Regents Last April, for example, the Re-
"Corporations realize that con- ganization of major car and farm #f have close connections with t h e gents agreed to vote the Univer-
tributions to general knowledge equipment manufacturers in which major auto companies. Otis Smith sity's share in GM in support of
help them ot GM plays a leading role. tiuee- (D-Detroit) is legal counsel for management despite a request
General Motors and the other Researchers at the institute em- GM. G. J. Huebner, Jr., husband from student groups that the Uni-
automotive companies seem to ploy a multi-discipline approach of Regent Gertrude Huebner (R- versity vote in support of the
have learned this lesson very well. aimedatrreducing the frequency Bloomfield Hills), is research di- Campaign to Make GM Respon-
Katona, whose work helps GM and severity of automobile acci- rector for Chryslr. ible.
know how to market their cars, dents. The institute has received", "M' .f U.PC£ ' " The University has substan- This fall, student groups have
is only one of scores of University one complaint that research re--~ tial amounts of money invested demanded that the University
researchers doing work that is sults were manipulated to please in General Motors and Ford. This takema series of steps to support
both supported by the auto com- an auto company, includes $548,000 worth of com- the United Auto Workers, whose
panies and directly beneficial to " With an initial $262,000 grant The project is being done jointly willingness to buy new cars and mon stock in Ford and $1.7 mil- strike against GM is now in its
them. from GM last year, the Center for with the General Motors Institute their preferences with respect to lion worth of GM. In addition, the 37th day. But the Regents h a v e
In financial terms, on an an- Research on the Utilization of in Flint and GM's employe rela- changes under consideration by University has large holdings in so far failed to act on these re-
nual basis, ties between the auto- Scientific Knowledge at ISR has tions section. the manufacturers. GM's contribu- the bonds of the financing affil- quests which include providing
motive companies and the Uni- undertaken a major study of the " Since 1948, General Motors tion to this project was $60,000 iates of the two companies: $856,- scholarships for children of strik-
versity run easily to seven figures. company's management practices and Ford have paid the ISR's Sur- last year. 000 or General Motors Acceptance ing workers.
" Originally financed with a $4 with a view toward recommending vey Research Center to inter- " Last year, the automotive la- Co. and $840,000 in Ford Motor In contrast to its cooperation
million contribution from General steps to make GM more efficient. view American families on their boratory of the engineering coll- Credit Co. See WHAT'S, Page 2

Eight Pages



jury names

Funeral held
under guard



at Kent

KENT, Ohio UP - Six more
indictments, returned by a
special state grand jury in-
vestigating the May disturb-
ances at Kent State Univer-
sity, were served yesterday as
student and faculty organiza-
tions called for a federal
grand jury probe. r.
Four days of disorder ended j fi
May 4 with the shooting deaths
of four students and wounding of
nine in a confrontation between
Ohio National Guard troops and
rock-throwing antiwar demon-
strators on the Kent State cam- .
The state grand jury indicted1
25 persons, but exonerated the
National Guard in its report is-
sued Friday. Ten of the indict-
ments had been served by yester-
day afternoon.
All persons arrested on the in- <-....
dictments so far have pleadedI
innocent. ARMED CANADIAN TROOPS face the crowd as the b
The KSU Faculty Senate, Stu- Laporte, Quebec labor minister, to funeral services in
dent Senate and Graduate Stu- Troops were called into Quebec, Oct. 15, to aid police
the jury probe in a joint statement naped Laporte and James Cross, British trade commis
in which they said the state jury kidnapers when ransom demands by the Front de Liber
exceeded "the bounds of responsi- - - -
The student-faculty statement
said that in addition to deter-
mining whether a crime was com-T"
tte and r swhether evidence ex- IT
ists fo'roeuto,'h saecom irl____ittee on
grand jury "passed judgment on
university administrative policy,
faculty teaching and student ver- f ( VtIs s1 1 1 E-TtZT"t



SpecialTo The Daily
MONTREAL-Hundreds of troops stood guard yesterday
as the funeral of Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, kidnaped and
slain in a terrorist campaign for Quebec independence, was'
held under heavy security precautions.
The troops, armed with automatic rifles and submachine
guns, reinforced Montreal and Quebec police, as did addi-
tional support troops flown in from Manitoba.
Before the 40-minute rites, police searched both Notre
Dame church and the city sewers for bombs or hidden agents
of the French Canadian separatists who had captured Laporte
and still held as hostage James R. Cross, British trade

-Associated Press
hearse passes, carrying the coffin of Pierre
Notre Dame church in downtown Montreal.
after French Canadian separatists kid-
sioner. Laporte was alledgedly killed by his
ation du Quebec were not met.
-- - - - -

-Associated Press
Defense consel consult

Attorney Ossie Davis and Capt. Thomas Parachini, (left to righ
defense counsel!for Staff Sgt. David Mitchell, confer minut
after the prosecution rested its charges against Mitchell in con
nection with the alleged My Lai massacre of 1968. (see NEW
BRIEFS, Page 3.)


judiciary fails
nt on proposal

Panther 13 claim
federal conspiracy
NEW YORK (P-Testimony began yesterday in the bomb-
conspiracy trial of 13 Black Panthers after the defense charg-
ed a conspiracy is actually directed against the Panthers by
the government and police.
Defense opening statements charging the trial was po-
litically motivated and designed to punish the Black Pan-
thers for their political beliefs brought objections from State
Supreme Court Justice John M. Murtagh.
"This is strictly a penal charge," Murtagh said. "There
is nothing remotely resembling a political trial here."
"I insist on bringing reality to the court," replied defense
attorney Sanford Katz.
Murtagh warned Katz that he might be in contempt of
court. --
At another point Murtagh toldp
defense attorneys the Black Pan-
ther party was not on trial and:
the prosecution would not at-i
tempt to characterize the organ- D ayT'Y
However, in his opening state-
ment Monday, Asst. Dist. Atty. By LINDA DREEB
Joseph Phillips described Panthers
as "fanatics." "It's obvious that nothing we
Afeni Shakur, one of two women the Regents," Lynn Goldstein sai
defendants aid one of two acting is to mobilize women on the camp
as their own attorneys, denied in we have a lot of work - educati
her opening statement that the licizing, mobilizing."
Panthers had ever advocated vio- Goldstein's comment expresses
lence. Action Group reaction to the Reg
"Acts of violence are grounds iection of their demand for a fr

bal behavior."
Craig Morgan, president of the
KSU student government, called
last night for a national nonvio-
lent moratorium in which students
would not attend classes Friday.:
In a statement issued after a
meeting with members cf student
government and the Kent State
Defense Fund, Morgan said,
"We are asking that for one day
students don't go to classes .
but spend the day talking among
themselves, with faculty members,
with their parents and with ccl-
lege administrators about what is
happening to us, the future of the
university and about what is hap-
pening to civil liberties in America
In its report the jury placed
most of the blame for the dis-
turbances on the university ad-
ministration and radical elements
among the student body and fac-

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commissioner in Montreal.
Dozens of plainclothesmen min-
gled in the crowds, as army heli-
copters lifted troops into the
cemetery where Laporte was to be
buried, to prevent the public from
Security men guarded guests, in-
cluding Prime Minister Elliot Tru-
deau, while the hunt for the assas-
sins continued.
A spoKesman for Quebec's pro-
vincial police reported 343 per-
sons under arrest in the four-day
roundup of suspected members of
the separatist Quebec Liberation
Front, which kignaped Laporte
and Cross.
The arrests were made under
the War Measures Act, invoked by
Trudeau last Friday to combat the
separatist movement.
Police have staged 1,628 raids
under the Act, which allows se-
curity forces to search without
warrant and hold suspects up to
a week without a charge.
Meanwhile, according to the
Associated Press, the situation re-
turned to normal on most Que-
bec campuses following wide-
spread protests against the appli-
cation of the Act.
About 800 students from the
University of Montreal faculties of
letters and social sciences voted
overwhelmingly Monday to return
to classes, despite speeches from
the more militant students urg-
ing a two-day boycott. No inci-
deots were reported.
Before leaving Ottawa, Trudeau
told the House of Commons he
would consider a request to out-
line police procedures followed
41 See FUNERAL, Page 2

By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ The committee's final draft will
The committee attempting to be proposed to the Regents as an
formulate new University-wide alternative to the interim discip-
disciplinary procedures again fail- linary procedures they adopted
ed to reach agreement on a final last April. Under the interim pro-
proposal last night, remaining di- cedures, defendants are tried by a
vided on the makeup of a body hearingofficer selected by the
whicidl pnesmeuoverdiscipdyn-University president from outside
w ich will preside over disciplin- the University community.
ary hearings. The judiciary committee's ten-
The committee has already tative draft' provides for a j u r y
agreed to propose a judicial sys- of faculty members and admin-
tem which complies with long- istrators in cases where a mem-
standing student demands that ber of either of those groups is the
student defendants be allowed a defendant, and an all-student jury
hearing before an all-student jury, where a student is being tried.
However, the members of the The tentative draft would place
judiciary committee have been un- the primary power to determine
able to agree on the representat- procedural decisions in the hands
tion of students and faculty mem- of a "presiding judge" with sub-
bers on the presiding panel, which stantial legal training.
would rule on procedural q u e s- The majority of students, facul-
tions, such as a motion to bar ty members and administrators on
spectators from the courtroom. the committee have suggested the


courtroom, a reversal of this rul-
ing would require a vote of the
three members of the presiding
panel - the judge and the review
Several of the student members
of the committee expressed tent-
ative agreement with the idea of
having equal numbers of students
and faculty members on the re-
view panel, but proposed that the
number of each be raised to two.
Other student . members, how-
ever, backed the seating, of two
students and one faculty member
on the review panel in student
cases, saying that the 1-1 proposal
would allow procedural questions
to be determined by two non-stu-
dents-the judge and the faculty
member of the review panel.

policy lii
at 'U' rally
Over 100 persons gathered in
the Fishbowl area of Mason Hall
yesterday to protest implemonta-
tion of the War Measures Act in
Quebec. where authorities a r e
searching for the assassins of La-
bor Minister Pierre LaPorte.
Several campus groups, includ-
ing the Young Socialist Alliance
(YSA), International Socialists
(IS), Ann Arbor Labor Committee
and Students for a Democratic
Society, sponsored the rally to sup-
port demands ;for immediate re-
storation of full civil; liberties in
Canada, release of all political
prisoners, and reopening of a 11
schools closed in Quebec.
At least 343 persons have been
arrested in Montreal under t h e
War Measures Act since it was
invoked by Prime Minister Pierre
Trudeau last Friday.
The act thrust Canada into a
state of martial law, providing the
government with emergency pow-
ers to censor publications, make
immediate arrests and tightly con-
trol the national economy.
Several speakers addressed those
present at the rally, denouncing
Trudeau's action as 'repressive'.
A YSA member called the War
Measures Act "convenient repres-
sion of all leftist groups in Can-
He read a newspaper article in
which . the United Front for
Liberty, an ad-.hoc coalition of
trade unionists, students and sep-
aratists in Quebec, asked for sup-
port from the American left
against the measures taken "to
deny civil liberties."
"The terrorism of the Canad-
ian government has taken the left
completely by surprise," said IS
member Marty McLaughlin.
"One small terrorist group put
the whole left in danger. T h is
should bear strong implications
for the U.S. " he said "The Tru-


group plans actions

say will affect
d. "The only way
pus. That means
ing, talking, pub-
the Child Care
gent's recent re-
pp 94-hourc hildi

future plans to pressure the University for the
implementation of their demands.
The group's first concern, according to Gold-
stein is to arouse support from students and the
community on the child care issue.
"What I'd like to do," Jane Gogolick said, "is
to try to organize something in a month. The
action has to be something audacious."

establishment of a panel which
would review the decisions of the
judge. However, while the faculty
members favor a panel composed
of equal numbers of students and
faculty in all cases, several of the
student members support a major-
ity of students on panels presiding
over student cases, and a majority
of faculty in faculty cases.
Meanwhile, the two regents sit-
ting on the committee, Lawrence
Lindemer (R-Stockbridge) and
Rober't Nederlander (D-D'etroit)
have expressed objec.tions to a
review panel, favoring the selec-
tion of a sole judge from outside
the University community.

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