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PARIS P) - Flags in the city, deep in
its November grayness, came to half-
staff, as the newspapers announced yes-
terday in three-inch banners, "De Gaul-
le Est Morte."
Former French President Charles de
Gaulle died in his home Monday night of
4 a circulatory disorder, just 13 days short
of his 80th birthday. l
In accordance with his handwritten or-
der that his funeral take place "without
the slightest public ceremony . .. with-
out bands, fanfare or bugles," De Gaulle
will be buried tomorrow in the cramped
churchyard in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises,
the small village where he died.
About 80 world leaders, including Pres-
ident Nixon and Soviet Premier Alexei N.
Kosygin, will at that time attend a me-
morial service in Paris' Notre Dame Ca-
The people of France, who had rebuf-
fed De Gaulle in a constitutional refer-



endum t h a t led to his resignation as
president 18 months ago, learned of his
death about 12 hours after it occurred.
The delay was at the request of his fam-
De Gaulle died, according to his son-
in-law, Gen. Alain de Boissieu, "as he
wished; upright, his work in front of
him." His family reported his last day
See Editorial Page
for related story
was a normal one, going through mail
and writing.
He had begun a g a m e of solitaire
around 7 p.m., waiting for t h e evening
news on television. The Rev. Claude Jau-
gey, the village priest, related later that
Mrs. de Gaulle said her husband put both
hands below his waist and cried out, "Oh,

how it hurts." Death was ascribed to an
aneurysm, a dilated blood vessel.
W h e n the priest arrived De Gaulle
seemed unconscious and "was suffering
terribly." Father Jaugey performed the
last rites of the Roman Catholic Church
and De Gaulle died soon after.
De Gaulle had attended Mass, as us-
ual, the day before. "He seemed normal,"
the priest said. "There were no signs of
fatigue or apparent illness."
Frenchmen in large part remember De
Gaulle as the guardian of their honor
through the ignominity of Nazi defeat,
and later as the restorer of national pres-
tige in 10 years as president. They took
the news without mass scenes of grief.
President Georges Pompidou, his suc-
cessor, observed: "France is widowed."
"France today lost part of its soul," a
Gaullist party deputy exclaimed, and an-
other told the National Assembly: "Mon-
sieurs, father is dead."

French shops, theatres, movie houses,
schools and all government offices will
be closed tomorrow, the first day of an
official 30-day mourning period.
The request for the simple funeral that
contrasted so sharply with his vision of
the nation's greatness, was set down in
1952. One copy was left in trust with
President Pompidou.
"I do not wish a national funeral," De
Gaulle wrote, "No president, no ministers,
no parliamentary committees, no repre-
sentatives of government organisms."
But the service tomorrow in N o t r e
Dame, the church of French kings, will
bring together one of the greatest gath-
erings of chiefs of state and government
in recent years.
The U.S. secretary of state, William
P. Rogers, will accompany Nixon to the
See RITES, Page 8

-Associated Press

Parisians learn of De Gaulle's death

See Editorial Page


Llit ian

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Cloudy and windy;
chance of snowshowers at night

Vol. LXXXI, No. 60

Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, November 11, 1970

Ten Cents

Eight Pages


-Daily-Jim Wallace
DR. HARRIS ISBELL points to a chart during a lecture yester-
day afternoon in Rackham for the symposium, on drugs.
Doctor speaks on new
rugs to help addicts
A new class of drugs may ease the narcotics problem for
heroin and morphine addicts, according to Dr. Henry W-.
Elliott was one of a number of speakers to discuss nar-
cotics and sedative-hypnotic drugs at yesterday's session of
the International Symposium for Physicians on Drug Abuse,
in its second day at the University.
Elliott, of the University of California Irvine College of
Medicine, spoke about "antagonists," now being used to

replies to
Fleming 3C
Vice President for Student
Services Robert Knauss said !
last night that he has replied
to last week's letter from Pres-
ident Robben Fleming. Flem-
ing had written that the re-
cruiting policy previously set
by the Office of Student Serv-
ices policy board would have
to be approved by the Regents.
There was some confusion at
the policy board meeting last
night about the actual content of
Knauss' report. His response will
be released today.
However, Knauss said he had
told Fleming he "understands that
the Regents may want to review,
the policy."
Knauss said he hopes that if
there arei any objections, either'
from the Regents or any other
group on campus, that "they
would initially be broughtback to
the policy board" before bringing ,
them up with any other board.}
The policy board enacted the
policy in question last month. It
bans any company which practices
legal discrimination, such as in
South Africa, from using the serv-r
ices of the OSS Placement Office.
A second motion was also pass-
ed then which would make it man-
datory for any corporation to at-
tend a forum if it is requested to
do so by one per cent of the stu-
dent body. Protesters
In his letter, Fleming had in-
dicated that since the OSS policy
disagrees with that set by the Re-
gents it would have to be reviewed 5
by the 'Regents.i
In other business, the policy
board unanimously approved aI
proposal for a campus branch of- tooth Ws0n Cet
fice of the Wash tenaw County
Legal Aid Clinic. By ART LERNER
The office will tentatively be
located in the Union and, open- Supporters of Ann Arbor War
ing Jan. 1, 1971 will provide free Tax Counseling picketed t h e
legal services for students and de- Michigan B e 11 Telephone Public
pendants that meet the tests of Offices on Huron Ave. yesterday,
indigency. encouraging phone owners to
Indigency is defined as any withhold the 10 per cent federal
earned yearly income under $4000 telephone tax.
for a single person and $6000 for Claiming the tax helps pay for
married persons. Knauss said that the war in Vietnam, the group
income provided by parents would urged people to send the money
not be counted as earned income to the United Auto Workers strike
so most students would be classi- fund instead of to the govern-
fied as indigent. ment.


The Department of Health, Education and Welfare will
announce within the next few days whether the University's
plan for the promotion of equal employment opportunities
for women meets HEW standards.
Six University officials met with HEW representatives
in Chicago yesterday to discuss the affirmative action plan
submitted by the University.
The HEW Chicago regional office, in a letter dated Oct.
6, gave the University 30 days to submit a program which
would correct alleged inequities in hiring practices of women
by the University. The 30 day period ended last Friday.
Vice President for State Relations and Planning Fedele
Fauri said yesterday the meet-
ing in Chicago provided HEW
and the University with a dean
"chance for a meeting of the
"They interpreted the state-juuK 1Z p


Auto strike
talks go on
DETROIT (A) - Bargainers for
the United Auto Workers and
General Motors Corp. last n i g h t
continued their intensified efforts
to settle an eight-week s t r i k e,
but after more than 13 hours of
bargaining there were no indi-
cations that agreement was near.
Earlier yesterday one highly,
placed source, who had maintain-
ed there was a 50-50 chance of
getting a new contract late 1 a s t
night or today, said the chances
had increased to 70-30.
Another source said a 17-hour
negotiating session which began
at 9 a.m. Monday had produced
See GM, Page 8

-suppress an addict's desire for
I heroin or morphine.
Antagonists are taken in the
place of the narcotics, said Elliott,
and effectively control the desire
for a "fix." Thus addicts can be
weaned away from dangerous
drugs without experiencing pain-
ful withdrawal symptoms.
Elliott said that as long as the
addict receives a daily dose of an
antagonist, he will feel no need
for other drugs. However, if the
dosage is reduced or cut off the
patient will once again revert to
hard narcotics.
The major advantage, Elliott'
explained, is that the addict does
not have to commit crimes to re-
ceive his daily supply of drugs;
he can lead a productive and prac-
tically normal life.
Elliott emphasized that the an-
tagonists had no harmful side-
effects whatsoever.
There are drawbacks, however,
to wide-scale use of the drugs. If

-Daily-Jim Wallace
picket Michigan Bell on Huron Ave.
picket Michigan 'Bell
st against war tax'

ments in their original report to
us and we tried to interpret our
position to them," said Fauri,
head of the University team.
He said that HEW would ex-
amine the University's plan and
report back to the University con-
cerning its acceptability.
Fauri and the other University
representatives would d i s c 1 o s e
neither the details of the meeting
nor the University's proposed plan,
since no final settlement has been
Barbara Newell, special assist-
ant to President Robben Fleming
and a member of the team, said,
"As HEW and the University are
in the process of developing an
affirmative action plan, it would
not be appropriate to release de-
tails of the plan at this time."
In addition to Newell and Fauri,
the negotiating team included
Charles M. Allmand, assistant to
the vice president for academic
affairs, William L. Cash Jr., as-
sistant to Fleming for human re-
lations affairs, Edward C. Hayes,
manager of compensation plans
and personnel information sys-
tems and William P. Lemmer,
University attorney.
As a result of HEW action, a
See 'U,' Page 8


"lO V .11.U. 0

'71-72 budget cuts concern deans

The picketing, between noon
and 1 p.m., was non-violent and
without incident. Twenty - five
students and non-students march-
ed in a circle around the build-
ing's main entrance, carrying
signs that proclaimed, "Phone tax
is a war tax" and "Don't pay a tax
for war."
The protest was not directed at
the phone company, picketers
stressed, but at the U.S. govern-
Liz Taylor, an organizer of Ann
Arbor War Tax Counseling em-
phasized that withholding the
"war tax" is a "truly constructive
method" of fighting the war.
"This is really an action that
challenges the authority of the
federal government,"~ she said.
"It's simply saying 'I don't want
my money to be used to kill.' "
Taylor said the protest was de-
signed to "get the word out on
the kind of action an individual
can engage in effectively, since
it's clear that mass marches and
demonstrations are not suffi-
Taylor is one of three people re-
sponsible for the activities of the
local group affiliated with Nation-
al War Tax Resistance based in
New York.
Most of the picketers were not
"active" in the organization, Tay-
lor said, adding t h a t member-
ship isn't "nearly as important as
taking action against the war on
an individual basis."

"Every penny of t h e Federal
tax on your telephone bill goes to
pay for the Vietnam war. We ob-
ject to the use of our money for'
illegal purpose," the organizers of
the protest stated.
Congress passed a law raising
the Federal tax on telephone ser-
vice to 10 per cent in 1966.
"It is clear that Vietnam and
only the Vietnam operation makes
this bill necessary," Rep. William
Mills, chairman of the House
Ways and Means Committee said
at the time.

Acting Social Work Dean Rob-
ert Vinter has accepted student
demands for curriculum changes
while rejecting proposals concern-
ing the determination of school
In a statement issued Monday,
Vinter responded to an unsched-
uled Nov. 4 confrontation between
administrators and students when
Concerned Students for Curricu-
lum Change (CSCC) presented a
list of four proposals recommend-
ing revisions in curriculum and
decision-making policy. Two hun-
dred students participated in that
CCSC met last night to generate
alternatives to Vinter's proposals.
Their alternative will be presented
for approval today at a noon
meeting of social work students.
The original student proposals
asked for student initiation in
organizing courses, open enroll-
ment in all of the school's courses
for any social work student, the
establishment of a joint student-
faculty committee to determine
faculty appointments, and a joint
committee to implement curricu-
lum reform.
Vintersaid eight courses have
been added to the existing winter
semester program, including four
of the seven courses suggested by
However, no immediate changes
have been made in the other areas,
he said.
What they're asking isr beyond
my power," Vinter said yesterday.
"I'm trapped by cohmittee busi-
ness and cannot fulfill all their
demands in so little time."
Asst. Dean Phillip Fellin added,
"We must take into account the
interests of the faculty as well as
the students."
He cited the open enrollment
issue as a "complex problem," in
that the school must "avoid classes
that aeoA ainrgo r. on smal l.

Although University-wide b u d g e t cuts
had been forseen by deans and directors
of the schools and colleges, the budget
reductions recently requested by the ad-
ministration were still "painful and dis-
tressing" to many in the academic com-
In a Nov. 5 memorandum, Allan Smith,
vice president for academic affairs, request-
ed that deans and directors prepare tenta-
tive cuts in their departments' budgets.
Athough the cuts will be equivalent to
three per cent of this year's salary budget,
the actual cuts can be made from any area
in the department. The cuts will not take
effect until 1971-72.

"We will try to cut the least important
courses from the students' point of view,"
Brandt added.
Summing up the psychology department's
approach, Chairman Wilbert McKeachie
said, "essentially it will mean larger classes
and fewer sections."
Robert Vinter, acting dean of the social
work school, says that in addition to budget
cuts from the University, the social work
school faces a 12 per cent reduction in
federal training funds.
Adding that a planning group in the
school is already working on finding appro-
priate areas for budget cuts, Vinter said,
"We are not just concerned with efficiency,
but also quality. Hopefully we'll find the

evaluations of students will suffer, he add-
ed, if class sizes increase.
"Since we are experimentative and inno-
vative, we offer new courses, programs and
majors which all require additional funding
and staff," Robertson explained. "Budget
cuts really inhibit our approach in explor-
ing and developing new areas."
Gerhard Weinberg, chairman of the Sen-
ate Advisory Committee on University Af-
fairs (SACUA)-the top faculty body-cri-
ticized the administration's method for at-
taining budget reductions.
"A flat, across the board percentage
figure is not a very satisfactory approach
to University budgetary processes," Wein-
berg said. "It introduces rigidity and allows

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