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Vol. LXXXI, No. 51

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, October 31, 1970

Ten Cents

Eight Pages





to confer




Officials from the University
and the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare will
meet in Chicago within the
next 10 days to discuss allega-
tions that the University dis-
criminates a g a i n s t women,
President Robben Fleming an-
nounced yesterday.
The meeting will deal with an
Oct. 6 HEW staff report which
charged the University with bias
against women in hiring practices
and set a 30-day deadline for the
University to submit an affirma-
tive action program to rectify the
While declining to discuss the
report in detail; or to reveal its
contents, Fleming has indicated
there might be "serious" disagree-
ment between HEW and the Uni-
versity on some points.
There has been speculation that
University administrators do not
believe they can satisfy the Chi-
cago regional HEW civil rights
specialist who authored the report,
and expect the matter to be re-
ferred to the HEW Washington
Sources have said that the re-
Press port relies heavily on statistical
data on the percentage of women
in various job categories, as well
as several specific allegations of
Fleming has said the report citesj
-'5'several cases fi which women with
college degrees have been placed
in lower level jobs than men with-
YS out degrees.
The president said yesterday the
report has not been released be-
cause HEW has a policy against
serve releasing its correspondence and
Atty. the University does not believe it
is proper to release information
com- containing data on specific idi-
omb- viduals.
However, sources have said
f the HEW is not releasing the report
se at the request of the University.
close Fleming said that after the
meeting in Chicago, he hopes to
inis- release the HEW report, along
tacks with a new University affirmative
pped action program.
)osals Fleming has reportedly been en-
oa forcing tight security to prevent
n be early disclosure of the HEW report
-so tight, sources say, that some
t, he University vice presidents have
evelop not been given copies.
on in A team of investigators from the
HEW civil rights office in Chicago
con- See 'U', Page 8

ANAHEIM, Calif. OnP-President Nixon said last night "it's
time to draw the line" against violent demonstrators of the
sort that threw rocks and bottles at him and his motorcade
in San Jose, Calif., Thursday night.
Addressing a Republican rally here, Nixon called on the
nation's voters to reject candidates who have condoned or
excused violence or failed to speak up against it.
The President's decision to transform what supposedly
would have been a routine speech to a California audience
to a national television address was prompted by the violence
of some 1,000 antiwar protesters who attacked him and his
cavalcade after similar partisan appearance in the San Fran-
cisco Bay area city of San Jose.
"It was a violent demonstration," said Nixon, adding that
rocks.bttlesx+1 -Ad rickr s were --

Former Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark speaks in Rackham Aud.
Clark talks on effects

-Associated R
Mitchell, police officials confer
itlpolice e
on radical bombin
By The Associated Press
Hours after three bombs damaged two military res
buildings and a police facility in New York yesterday,
Gen. John Mitchell announced he is sending several re
mendations to President Nixon to deal with terrorist b
But Mitchell, who met most of the day with 13 o1
nation's top law enforcement officials, refused to dis
what the recommendations would be.
The attorney general also indicated the Nixon adm
tration might propose new legislation dealing with att
-- -- on police officers, but sto
short of endorsing prop
WVCC 77"lag Ithat killing a policema
made a federal offense.


change on America

Over 500 people gave former At-
ty. Gen. Ramsey Clark a standing
ovation as he spoke on the effects
of change on our lives in Rackham'
Aud. last night.
"I think it's imperative that we
constantly try to see the enormity
of change in our lives. I think
change is the most important fac-
tor in our lives," he said.
Clark said this change "requires
a rapid change of human attitudes
and perfection of the institutions
of change. If we can't master
these two requirements, the enor-
mous amount of anxiety and frus-
tration that comes from change
will bring injustice."
Clark explained that people are
frightened by change, adding that
fear is dangerous because it robs
individuals of concern for justice

and compassion and makes "brute
force sovereign.
"Society has no heart. People
couldn't cope with problems and
America didn't care. Where is
your heart, America?" Clark ask-
ed. "When Watts riots, the ulcer
rates in Beverly Hills soar. And
that suits me fine," Clark stated.
"There are new things under
the sun, and we have to cope with
them. We have the capacity to
solve our problems, if we will,"
Clark said.-
But Clark did not offer a singlej
solution. "There's no single thing
to do. There is no master plan to
get us out of this situation," he
Clark said priorities are neces-
sary to "liberate power" and listed
three. The first priority he men-
tioned was peace, explaining that

increase to
be voted on
Voters will be asked to approve
a Washtenaw Community College
(WCC) millage increase and to
elect two candidates to the col-
lege's Board of Trustees on Tues-
The proposed one-mill tax in-
crease would last for a 5-year per-
iod beginning in 1971. WCC cur-
rently levies 1.25 mills, a figure
authorized by voters when the col-
lege was founded in 1965.
A one-mill assessment equals
a tax of $1.00 for each $1.000 ofi
assessed property value in WCC's
district, which includes almost all
of Washtenaw County.
WCC President David Ponitz
and the Board of Trustees cite a
"desperate need" for the tax in-
crease to cover the c o s t s of a
growing college.
State appropriations, account-
ing for about one-third of the col-
lege's revenue, were reduced this
See WCC, Page 8

The Justice Department
said, will move forward to d
meaningful federal legislati
this field that will hopefully

tain the tools to meet the desireud
Earlier yesterday, three pipe
bombs exploded within three min-
utes of each other, damaging two
military reserve buildings in
Queens' and a Bronx police facil-
No one was injured, although
two of the buildings were occupied
and in only one was there advance
warning of a bomb. Damage was
set at $5,000 to $10,000 in one
of the buildings, windows and
bricks blown out in another and
in the third, one window was
broken but little, other damage
The bombs went off between
3:12 and 3:15 a.m. in widely sepa-
rated locations. Police said they
believed the explosions were co-
One of the buildings, an Army
Reserve training center, w a s
bombed Oct. 10 during a wave of
bombings of government-related
facilities in New York, California,
Chicago and Seattle.

he meant more than just peace in
"Indochina is just symptomatic,,"
he said. He suggested the United
States get out of Vietnam by May
1, adding that it will be easier to
get out of Southeast Asia than
stay there.
The second priority, he said, is
the quality of life. "We've got to
stop rationing health, education
and jobs," he stated.
Third, people must have human
dignity, he stated. "We've dehu-
manized about as far as you can
go. We're going to have to purge
violence and racism from our
souls," Clark said.
Clark said that millions of peo-
ple in the United States have no
legal rights. He noted that the
need for preventive detention cited
by some shows that the system
has failed, but stated that, "the
real question is not the system, it's
just us."
There will not be human dignity
until all have human dignity,
Clark said. He noted that although
people are afraid of the change,
necessary to bring human dignity,
change is a life force.
Clark concluded his speech with
a quote from John F. Kennedy.
"Those who make peaceful revo-
lutions impossible, make violent
revolutions inevitable," Kennedy
In the question-answer period
after the speech, Clark said that,
"The major purpose of the law
should be to effect social change."
Clark showed his support for'
Senator Philip Hart in the Nov. 3'
elections by saying that, "I hope'
that Phil Hart wins by 72 per cent,
because I like that number, and I
like to associate that number with
his name."

rocks, bottles and bricks were
thrown, bus windows broken
and some members of his
party injured. None of the in-
juries was serious.
As he has repeatedly done in
campaign appearances this year,
Nixon said that television news
programs showing "the violent
few" may have given many people
the false impression that the vio-
lent ones represent a majority of
young people.
"My friends, I have good news
for you," he said. "I can tell you
that the radical few . . . are not
the majority of American youth
today and they will not be the
leaders of America tomorrow."
The Anaheim Convention Cen-
ter audience let out a roar and
leaped to its feet-a reaction typi-
cal of Nixon crowds everywhere
when he has used this line.
About 8,000 Republican par-
tisans filled the convention center
for Nixon's appearance. Only a
few dozen demonstrators-some
opposing the Vietnam war and
others urging military victory-
paraded on a sidewalk outside.
The security measures in effect
at the building were designed to
make certain that no vocal Nixon
critics could gain entry.
Republican Sen. George Mur-
phy, seeking a second term, orig-
inally was intended to be the chief
beneficiary of Nixon's Southern
California appearance. Murphy is
being strongly challenged by
Democratic Rep. John V. Tunney.
However, the Chief Executive
transformed what was, in effect,
his standard speech of the 1970
campaign into an appeal for vot-
ers everywhere to back GOP can-
Nixon said that where the Sen-
nate is concerned this will perhaps
be "the most important single
election" in American history be-
cause many votes there on Nixon
programs have hinged on one, two
or three votes.
He said that as President he
"can't do the job that needs to
be done" without the support of
the Senate and House. He called
for the election of Congress mem-
bers "who will vote for the Presi-
dent so he can keep his promises
to you."
A White House spokesman said
after Nixon spoke that the Presi-
dent would return to the subject
of violent demonstrations - and
perhaps deal with it more exten-
sively-at a campaign appearance
Saturday at Sky Harbor Airport
in Phoenix. Nixon will spend the
day stumping through Arizona,
New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.

Yelling militant slogans and
howling witches' shrieks, almost
150 women marched through Ann
Arbor last night "haunting and
hexing" nine symbolic places
varying from President Robben
Fleming's house to the Adult News,
a pornography shop on Fourth
The march started from the
Newman Center in ;St. Mary's
Student Chapel where the women
had held a Halloween gathering
of "sister witches."
Some dressed in costume and
decorated with warpaint, the wo-
men banged pots and pans to-
gether and chanted as they
marched to several targets, where
a spokesman for the group recited
a short poem, and the women
chanted a warning:
"Beware we warn all mercenary
"We women are rising, we'll be
back again!"
The group hexed Fleming's
house and Ulrich's, then made an
unscheduled detour through the
Undergraduate Library, walking
silently with fists raised.
They continued the march, stop-
ping at the Ann Arbor Bank,
Paraphenalia, the Adult News,
Capitol Market, the Washtenaw
County Bldg., and finally, the Ad-
ministration Bldg. and the Law
Posters celebrating "sisterhood"
and Halloween appeared on walls,
as did spray-painted signs warning
"male chauvinists beware." Small
stickers 'saying "this insults wo-
men" were placed in strategic po-
sition on store windows.
The marchers were joined oc-
casionally by men, who kept their
distance as women told them in
unison "male chauvinists better
start shaking, today's pig is to-
morrow's bacon!"
The party and march were or-
ganized by Sister's Rising, a
women's group that had split from
Students for a Democratic Society,
with help from Radical Lesbians,
The women had gathered "to
celebrate their past, present, and
future," according to the "Witch
Communique" invitations passed
bout in dorms last week.

Engineering Council to approve
nominees for ROTC committee

Engineering Council has become
the first student government to
comply with a request from Presi-
dent Robben Fleming to submit
a list of student nominees for a
committee to oversee ROTC pro-
grams at the University.
The decision to supply the list
to Fleming, who will make ap-
pointments to the committee from
the names submitted, came after
lively discussion and a close 20-18
vote at Thursday night's meeting.
Similar requests by Fleming for
nominees have been rejected by
Student Government Council, the
I Lawyer's Club Board of Directors
and most recently, the literary col-

lege student government. Grad-
uate Assembly and the business
administration school student
government have not yet respond-
ed to Fleming.
Spokesmen for those student
governments refusing to select
nominees explained that their de-
cisions were based on a fund-
amental disagreement with the
purpose of the proposed commit-
They say a committee which
can only evaluate, and not alter
or terminate, ROTC is inadequate.
Composed of equal numbers of
:students, faculty members and
administrators, t h e committee
would evaluate appointments to


the ROTC staff, supervise ROTC
curriculum and mediate internal
ROTC disputes.
The committee concept was
part of a proposal to change the
University's relationship w i t h
ROTC programs approved by Sen-
ate Assembly, the faculty repre-
sentative body, and the Regents
last year.
The plan also provided that
ROTC be changed from an acade-
mic department to a program, that
ROTC instructors not be referred
to by academic titles and that in-
dividual schools of the University
decide whether to grant credit for
ROTC courses.
Representatives of the dissenting
student governments said that
participating in the committee
would be granting tacit approval
to the present status of ROTC
on campus.
!They a d d e d the University
should indicateitshneutrality on
the ROTC question, delegating
the proposed committee the power
to alter or terminate the programs
if it decided such a solution was
Paul Teich, SGC administrative
vice president, spoke to the Engin-
eering Council at the meeting to
dissuade the group from comply-
ing with Fleming's request.
After the vote, Teich expressed
! dismay over the decision. "This
decision will do much to under-
mine our efforts to force the Re-
gents to recognize that the pro-
posed committee is not an appro-
priate approach to the ROTC
auestion. and is. in fact. highly




in house race

Daily News Analysis
The local contest for state representa-
tive features two candidates with wide-
ly-varying political perspectives.
The incumbent, Raymond Smit, is a
moderate Republican, while his opponent,
Democrat Donald Koster, takes a more
radical outlook.
Vying for election Tuesday in the 53rd
legislative district, the candidates both
oppose parochiaid and the state's abortion
law, considering abortion a private matter.
But their positions differ sharply on the
question of higher education, tax reform

education at major universities to the
most qualified applicants - which Smit
favors - maintains the emphasis on edu-
cating the wealthiest students or what
Koster describes as the "aristrocracy."
But Smit disagrees. "You can't preserve
excellence in a university community with
unlimited enrollment without regard for
capabilities," he says.
But both agree that large universities'
enrollment should be curtailed and more
money put into community and junior
colleges. Smit thinks the community col-
leges should be geared essentially to the
disadvantaged, while Koster does not make

ing from raising the inheritance tax and
instituting a graduated income tax. He
thinks both are fairer for poor people and
will bring more money to the state.
However, Smit disagrees with the con-
cept of a state graduated income tax. "As
we look at the economic conditions for
stimulating growth and building jobs," he
says, "we find that if we put a graduat-
ed tax on top of a federal tax we'd drive
jobs away from Michigan.
He contends that the present state in-
come tax is progressive in providing a
$1,200 exemption per person. This, he
says, is fair to the poor because a family

Halloween eve in the streets:
Beware of the Great Pumpki11
(Editor's Note: This story is for
children, of whatever age, and it
should be read before tonight when
witches, ghosts and goblins appear.)
There are both good and bad
people in the world and hope-
fullyyou won't come across an
of the bad ones when you are
out tonight getting your year's
supply of Halloween goodies.
Last year, though, some b a d
people played some mean tricks
on kids. One man put a razor
blade in an apple, another even
took the trouble to cover nMoth
balls in chocolate and give them
to people.
But don't worry. Even though
there are these bad people
.... .n~r it ~-rtll oeo

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