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Vol. LXXXI, No. 45

Ann Arbor, Michigan

- Saturday, October 24, 1970

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


4000rally at Kent State

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb

Sp ectators
view fioats,
Kent protest
Hundreds of spectators lined
State St. yesterday to watch the
traditional homecoming parade.
And traditionally, the parade was
over a half-hour late in starting.
Following more recently estab-
lished tradition, politics played aI
'large role in the spectacle. Leading
off the parade were several hund-
red people marching to protest the
indictment of 25 students -a n d
faculty at Kent State University.
Following..them were -several can-
didates running in the upcoming
elections, Mike Stillwagon and his
opponent Rep. Marvin Esch, Sen.
.Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann Arbor)
and others.
By far the biggest crowd pleaser,
however, was former astronomy
professor and noted Wolverine fan
Doc Losh.
The Michigan band did not ap-
pear, but music was provided by
several local high school bands.
There were also a few floats in
the parade, representing fraterni-
ties, sororities and other campus

Special To The Daily
KENT, Ohio - A week after
25 students and faculty w e r e
indicted here by a special
grand jury, 4000 students met
on the commons of Kent State
yesterday to hear speakers de-
nounce the grand jury.
For one hour students listened
while local student leaders as well
as socialist I. F. Stone and North-
western University student body
President Eva Jefferson attack-
ed the indictment.
Stone, published of I. F. Stone
Biweekly, a radical magazine in
Washington D.C., called the in-
dictment "perfectly ridiculous."
"Ohio was once known as a
great state, but is now one of the
most backward places in the U.S.,"
he said. "This is a free country
and there is still the right to dis-
agree. Haven't they heard about
the First Amendment?"
Stone was referring to c o u r t
injunctions which prevent those
indicted and those who testified
before the jury from speaking
about the jury report.
Applause was loud as Stone ad-
vocated "pressing for a federal
grand jury to bring justice, not
whitewash, to the campus."
Students responded warmly to
the speakers, all of whom stressed
the need for non-violence "at least
until the November election."
Some students at Kent believe
there may be some sort of civil
disobedience here after the elec-
"You're in the eye of the hurri-
cane. If you can be rational so
can the rest of us," said Jeffer-
son. "We've got to stick together
-to be irresponsible is a luxury
we can't afford."
One speaker emphasized the
need for unity despite political
differences among students be-
cause, "Nixon and Agnew put us
all in one bunch." All speakers ex-
pressed hope they could change
the indictments peacefully.
"We can free the K e n t 25 and
bring the troops home. We can
and will win." said a Student Mob-
ilization Committee spokesman.
Afterwards, sparsely attended
workshops were held, focusing on
the legality of the grand jury and
its report.
All the jury indictments are
against students and faculty for
their alleged role in last May's dis-
orders in which four students were
killed by National Guard fire. The
jury exonerated the Guard.
Meanwhile, plans continued for
speaking tours by Kent State stu-
dents and faculty to other uni-
versities to explain "what is hap-
pening at Kent."
"I call on all my brothers and
sisters of the faculty to help or-
ganize an east coast speaking
tour," said sociology Prof, Jerry
Lewis. Lewis is also expected to be
issued a warrant as the grand
jury hands down further indict-
Thus far only 13 of the 25 in-
dicted have been notified. The
identities of the others have not
yet been revealed.
Some of the speakers at the rally
attributed the delay to political
maneuvering. "Republicans are
very anxious to keep control of'
this state because they know that
no Republican has ever been elect-'
ed president without carrying'
Ohio," one speaker said.
Yippie leader Peter Hess an-'
nounced plans for a Yippie "car-'
nival" today on the commons to
protest the indictments.
See KENT, Page 10

-Baily-Tom Gottleb
NEARLY 1,000 PEOPLE listen to one of the speakers at yesterday's Diag rally. The rally was held as
part of a moratorium called to protest the indictment of 25 Kent State students and faculty for
participation in anti-war protests last May.
Kent students address
Diag moratorium rally

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb

Three students from Kent State
University addressed nearly 1000
at a noon rally on the Diag yes-
terday, beginning a half-day mor-
atorium to express support for
the 25 people indicted for pro-
testing on the Ohio campus 1 a s t
May against U.S. involvement in
The aims of the rally and af-
ternoon workshops, organized by
Student Government Council and
Student Mobilization Committee
(SMC), were "to express our soli-
darity with the students of Kent
State," SGC President M a r t y
Scott said. "We also want to come
up with ways to keep police in our
area and other areas from ex-
pressing their unity with the Na-
tional Guard and the grand jury,"
Scott added.
Ellen Robbins, one of the Kent
State students at the rally, stress-
ed what she termed "the increas-
ing signs of repression." "No one
can do anything," she said, citing
laws forbidding demonstrations,
parading, leafletting and outside
"Undercover agents and FBI men
are all over," she added. "They're
even trying to ban 3.2 per cent
beer and live entertainment."
"One day you might be indict-
ed too," Robbins concluded.
Diana Ettenberg, another stu-
dent from Kent State, agreed, "It
can happen to any one of us at
any tine. These people were in-
dicted because they went out and
did what they believed in."
Jim Freeman, the third K e n t
State student addressing the rally,
called the Ohio grand jury a

"kangaroo court," and said Nixon,
Reagan and Rhodes bear the
blame for the Kent State deaths
last spring.
Rose Hochman, an Ann Arbor
resident, said, "There is a time for
self-indulgence, for having a good
time. Since the indictment of the
Kent State 25, this is not the
time for Homecoming. Rather, we
should think about Kent State,
Jackson State and Angela Davis."
The rally was followed by a
question period in the multi-pur-
pose room of the Undergraduate
Library. During the discussion,
Freeman said, "I have learned that
violence is the true obscenity."
The students from Kent State
called the grand jury report "ab-
surd." Robinson said, "It was in-
valid and inaccurate, having no
correlation to actual events."

Following the questions, f i v e
workshops were held on related
topics, including politics and re-
pression, student and labor rela-
tions and repression at the Uni-
After the workshops, people
participating in the moratorium
gathered at Division and Packard
to organize for marching in the
Homecoming parade.
Close to 200 marched at the
head of the procession, carrying
posters, flags and a banner read-
ing "Support Kent 25." Y i p p i e s,
anarchists and radical lesbians
were among the groups present.
Residential College cancelled
classes and held 11 workshops on
various aspects of repression
throughout the day in support of
the moratorium.

Law students blast
dean search group

Davis: Academics to


By The Associated Press
Angela Davis is presently being
held in a New York jail and is
fighting extradition to California
on charges of purchasing f o u r
guns used last August in a court-
house raid that resulted in the
' *eaths of four persons.
Davis' journey to jail and the
FBI's 10-Most-Wanted List began
in Birmingham, Ala. En route she
left behind a brilliant academic
record and the admiration a n d
praise of those who knew her.

"You've got it all, African wo-
man. You're the m o s t powerful
stimulus I could have."
So wrote George Jackson, a
black revolutionary accused of
murder, last spring from his cell
in California's Soledad prison to
the young woman whom he called
his "tender experience:" Angela
At26, Angela Davis did indeedl
seem to have it all.
She was brilliant. Magna cum
laude and Phi B e t a Kappa at

'T'elephone rate hike
hits in-state students

Brandeis University; a disserta-
tion away from a doctorate at the
University of California; philo-
sophy instructor at the University
of California at Los Angeles.
She was attractive. She was ar-
ticulate. In her classes she rarely
consulted notes yet her lectures
were cogent and she seldom had
to search for the precise word..
Asked to evaluate her as a teach-j
er, 87 per cent of her students
said "excellent."
She was, relatively speaking,
privileged. Her parents, both col-
lege graduates, w e re considered
w e l l off for Birmingham, Ala.
blacks and lived in one of the
more prestigious middle - class
black neighborhoods.
Stimulus? Angela Davis was
that, too. With absolute confi-
dence in the rightness of her
judgments she could stir an au-
dience to her own level of inten-
sity for a cause. When she her-
self became a cause - fired from
her teaching position for admit-'
ting she was a Communist - the
academic community reacted with,
a solidarity perhaps unequaled
since the days of the loyalty oath.
That was a shock to all who
knew her, Angela Davis saying she
was a Communist.
Throughout her school days she{
had not mixed in politics, h a d
stayed away from student demon-
strations. Intellectuals, not acti-
vists, were her close friends.
Last January, as suddenly as a
volcano, Angela Davis erupted
w 4 + n n maintnn nrr of nocciinn

hunted down as one of the FBI's
most wanted fugitives.
No one event, no one teacher,
no one persuasive philosophical
tract can be pointed at as the
single radicalizing influence in her
life. Combing Angela Davis's back-
ground for clues one discovers
many, but by her own assessment
and that of others who knew her
intimately several incidents deeply
influenced the course of her life.
There was the motor trip home
See ANGELA, Page 10

At an open hearing before the-
student-faculty advisory commit-
tee appointed by President Rob-
ben Fleming to select a new dean
for the law school, law students
attacked the composition of the
committee which includes six fa-
culty members and two students.
Some law students expressed
what they feel to be a need for
the new Law School dean to be
concerned with the problems of
minority students and social wel-
In a letter to committee mem-


The Michigan Bell Telephone
Company raised its rates f or
calls dialed through an opera-
tor to anyplace in Michigan and
in-state students are really feel-
ing the pinch.
Sitting in a dorm and inter-
viewing people as they came out
of the phone booths was not a
pleasant experience. In fact,
out of about ten students, only
one, who preferred to remain
anonymous, seemed "in favor"
of the hike.
- He said, "I think it's a great
thing to spend all that money.
Bell Telephone has the right
to make as much money as it

operator before placing any
calls. Gloating students called
New York and flaunted the fact
they spent less money - for
once - than their in-state col-
Some unfortunate students
who didn't know of the hikes
blithely placed their calls as
usual. When the operator told
them the charges, they were
flabbergasted. Some w e n t
screeching down the halls to
get more money. Others just
hung up and walked away.
Jim Blanchard, '73 is one of
those students who found out
the hard way about the hikes.
He called Oakland University
hforeA the hiIre Oa naid the

TI? union,
First of a Two-Part Series
The Teaching Fellows Union (TFU),
which presently includes 100 of the 1,500
teaching fellows on the Ann Arbor campus,
is attempting to win University recognition
as the bargaining agent for all teaching
This issue is further confounded by the
dual role teaching fellows play-they are
employed by the University as teachers, but
they are also enrolled as students in grad-
uate courses.
TFU spokesmen say they want Univer-
sity recognition as employes and collective
bargaining about conditions to work.


from teaching fellows and requesting rec-
ognition of TFU as the representative of all
teaching fellows were submitted to the
board in March this year.
Despite the uncertainty that collective
bargaining between TFU and the University
will ever occur, the union has drawn up
tentative demands including an immediate
salary increase and later cost-of-living in-
creases, tuition waivers, fair grievance
procedures and more teaching fellow par-
ticipation in course planning.
TFU chair woman Allison Hayford says,
"We're tired of working for slave wages.
We all have bachelors degrees and some
of us have masters degrees. We should be
earning more money for the teaching we

recogn ition
who feels fully paid," he counters, "but
there's no unlimited supply of gold at the
University that is not being used."
Defending the planned TFU demand for
tuition waivers, Hayford says, "It doesn't
make sense for the University to pay us
with one hand and then take money back
with the other."
But Smith terms calling for an end to
teaching fellow tuition "an argument with-
out meaning." "The University needs
money to operate," he says.
Hayford says TFU has set up a griev-
ance committee to investigate teaching
fellow complaints and, if the committee
believes the complaint is justified, to as-
sist in appealing the grievance to the fac-

bers, Jim Graham, a lawstudent'
criticized the student role on the
committee as "illusory participa-
tion." He said/ that the inclusion
of two students on the commit-
tee was "a meliorating situation to
meet current demands about stu-
dent participation."
The law schooi should pro-
duce lawyers "not just for Wall
Street, IBM and GM" said Ken'
Seigel, a member of the Board of
Directors of the Lawyer's Club.
"There is a need for lawyers for
the black, the brown, the pacifist,
the militant and the radical.
Several women law students urg-
ed that a woman be considered for
the position of dean. They cited
the need for a dean who would ac-
tively work to end discrimination
against women law students a n d
Mrs. Noel Kramer, president of
the Women's Law Student Organ-
ization expressed dissatisfaction
over the fact that there were no
women representatives on t h e
committee. She claimed that stu-
dent appointments to the com-
mittee were made during the sum-
mer when most students weren't in
Ann Arbor . to . take issue with
Referring to criticism a b o u t
student participation, David , Le
Fevre, one of the student members
on the committee and president of
the student Board of Directors,
said "I think the concern is pre-
mature until the committee be-
gins to function."
He said no nominations had been
suggested yet and committee work
un until now ha hen ons tidnt

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