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CH'IURCH SIT-INS'
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Vol LXXXI, No.4 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Saturday, September 5, 1970 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

GLF asks
Regents to
reject ban

Church
$5000 I

votes

for

Associated Press
CANDIDATE JORGE ALESSANPRI, a Conservative running for
president of strife-marred Chile, votes in yesterday's highly-
contested election.
Allende hiolds sli-m
lead in Chlanvotep
S in 11 LR Oe
SANTIAGO, Chile (, - Sen. Salvador Allende held a
narrow lead last night in Chile's crucial election, but lacked
Senough votes to win outright as Latin America's first popular-
ly elected Marxist president.
Police moved six armored cars and four truckloads of men
into downtown Santiago to halt any violence resulting from
the election - the hottest Chile has witnessed this century.
With two-thirds-'of the votes counted, Allende led with!
871,287 votes compared with 842,843 votes for ex-president
Jorge Alessandri, a conservative.
The third candidate, Christian Democrat Radomiro Tomic,
ran a poor third with 661,435 votes and conceded defeat.
He had hoped to succeed his fellow Christian Democrat,
Eduardo Frei, as president. Frei was barred by law from
seeking.a new six-year term.
-There were no reports of vio-
ABlence although six persons were
' isconsin, /f' killed and more than 200 were in-
IS jured during the eight-month
presidential campaign. Police and
1 ( !! soldiers guarded the 14,000 poll-
0n 10 in t I1L ing places.

By BILL ALTERMAN
Gay Liberation Front (GLF)
yesterday requested that the Re-
gents reconsider President Robben
Fleming's ban on a proposed mid- -..}
west conference of homosexuals to '<s: :
be held at the University.
In a letter addressed to Barbara
Newell, acting vice president for>
student affairs, GLF Secretary
Jim Toy asked that the Regents ;:
abide by their 1965 decision givingI
Student Government C o u n c i l
(SGC) the power to recognize, ap-
prove, and schedule events of stu-
dent organizations.; SGC formally
requested space for the conference
earlier this year.
"The denial of any conference
on homosexuality that does not k
meet President Fleming's criteria
. . . raises broad legal and moral
issues of which the Regents should
be made aware," GLF stated yes-t
terday.
SGC executive vice president
Jerry De Grieck said in support of
the GLF request, "If the Univer-
sity doesn't change its mind I will
urge SGC to take the 'necessary
steps to give GLF the same rights
enjoyed by any other student or-'
ganization."
GLF backed the appeal both
with Supreme Court decisions de-
fending the right of assembly, and,
with opinions by the New York
State Court of Appeals, the Cali-
fornia Federation of Teachers andN
various church groups supporting V
the rights of homosexuals.,
When plans for a midwest con-
ference were first announced last
April, Fleming rejected t h e re- Protesters It
quest for University facilities be-.
cause he felt the proposed con-
ference was not "clearly educa- A HOUSE DIVIDED:
tional in nature." _
In June he again turned down
the request for University space, Uren c
citing adverse publicity as a ma-
jor reason. '" n'~ U

welfare groups
By TAMMY JACOBS
The Board of Trustees of the First Unitarian Church late
last night voted to give $5,000 to two welfare groups that have
been demanding reparations from county churches.
The $5,000 figure is the top sum the Board is allowed to
Allot without permission from the congregation, according to
its minister, Rev. Erwin Gaedes.
The welfare groups had originally demanded $50,000.
The UnitarianChurch's action came after a coalition of
ten other churches obtained an injunction barring the dem-
onstrators from their premises. The Unitarian Church had
refused to join the coalition's action.
Members, of the County Black Economic Development
League, Inc. (BEDL), the County Welfare Rights Organiza-
tion (WRO) and a small group
',of supporters stayed at the -
Unitarian Church last night,Studenls
but would not comment on the
action.

-Daily-Richard Lee

eave First Presbyterian Church

house plagued by

wanted list
WASHINGTON (/) - F o u r
men charged with bombing the
Army Mathematics Research Cen-
ter at Madison, Wisconsin, were
added to the FBI's Ten M o s t
Wanted List yesterday.
Fugitive warrants and charges
r*of sabotage, destruction of gov-
ernment property and conspiracy
were filed against the four Wed-
nesday.
Karleton Lewis Armstrong. 22,
h i brother Dwight Alan Arm-
strong, 19, David Fine, 18, and
Leo Frederick Burt, 22, are ac-
ccused by the FBI of the Aug. 24
bombing which killed a physicist
and caused an estimated $6 mil-
lion damage.
Federal officials believe at least'
two of the fugitives m a y have
g o n e to Canada. On Thursday,
#Donald Armstrong of Madison, fa-
ther of the :two brothers, s a i d
Karleton had told him in a tele-
phone conversation he hadn't
bombed the buildings.
Th7e FBI said the fugitives,
should be considered armed and
dangerous.
-For the first time in history,
half the FBI's "most wanted"1
scroll consists of 10 fugitives, but
the FBI expanded it to 14 with
the addition of the "Wisconsin 4".

Allende. a 62-year-old senator,
was making his fourth attempt for
the presidency. Backed by a coali-
tion of six leftist groups, includ-
ing his own Socialist party and
the large Communist party, he
was trying to improve on his 1964
showing when he polled 38.9' per
cent of the vote.
Alessandri, 74, who served as
president frpm 1958 to 1964, ran
as an independent with s o1 i d
conservative backing. Tomic, 56,
a former ambassador to Washing-
ton, was the candidate of Frei's
ruling party. k
The possibility of Allepde's
election led to speculation t h a t
Chile's traditionally apolitical mil-
itary might attempt a takeover.
Top military leaders strongly
denied there was any possibility of
a coup, but said they would pre-
serve public order "at all costs."
Tomis and Alessandri, both
heavily guarded, cast their votes
in Santiago. Allende, who is re-
gistered in the southern province
of Magallanes, was in the capital
and could not vote.
All three men had huge per-
sonal followings. Each promised
social and political reforms in
Chile, -the world's largest copper
exporter.
Officials said the turnout was
bigger than expected even though
voting is compulsory in this
country of nine million people.
Women, who make up 49 per cent
of the electorate; flocked to vote.

In August GLF was able to re-
serve space in the Union for an
all-Michigan homosexuals con-
ference. However,upon hearing of
the space allocation, Newell sent
a letter to Union General Man-~
ager Stanfield Wells in which she
reiterated Fleming's earlier rea-
sons for banning the conference.
Wells rescinded the allocation
when Toy refused to meet with
him to discuss Fleming's criteria.
GLF then used several rooms in
the Student Activities Building
(SAB) for the conference.
Approximately 35 people at-
tended the meeting, including
representatives from GLF in Ann
Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing, and
Kalamazoo.
GLF plans originally called for
the midwest conference to be held
in September.
Toy said yesterday, however,
he didn't expect it to be held un-
til November or December.

By HARVARD VALLANCE
The 22 students who planned to
spend the term in the French
environment of Oxford Housin's
Emmanual House might find it
difficult communicating in French
to the eight English-speaking
freshmen inadvertently assigned
there.,
Emmanual House is one of the
University's several "language
houses" where the objective f o r
Americans is to speak only a
foreign language. Because a com-
bination of overcrowding in the
residence halls' and the belated
use of a computer, says Resident
Director Eric Cane, nearly a third
of the house residents speak no
French at all.
Cane says the atmosphere in the

co-ed house is communal in spite1
of the language barrier. But Eng-
lish is liberally spoken, and the
anticipated interaction in French
"just does not take place."
This is the third consecutive
year that non-French speaking-
students have been assigned to
the house, says Assistant Univer-
sity Housing Director Edward
Salowitz. This is due to the lack of
French language student appli-
cants, rather than any overcrowd-
ing in the residence halls, he
adds. He says however, that the
house has always ended each year
with all French speaking resi-
dents, due to transfers.
Cane says the house might have
gotten off to an all-French start
if the University had processed

the Engli'shmen from Oxford

the applications through a com-
puter before the end of the sum-
mer.
He adds, however, that the
freshmen, are welcome to stay
and learn as much in the house
as possible.
Steve Daly, one of the "foreign-
ers" who has to get by in English,
says that he has already mastered
three words in French and has
memorized his way around the
kitchen, which contains a few
French labels. "Its sort of cool"
he says, adding that he enjoys
the mild dose of French culture
and that he plans to stay at least
a semester.
There's plenty of English around
and lots of translating going on"
he says.y
With so many people in need of.
translator, says Gregory Andrus,
there are mhore than enough op-
portunities to return to the na-
tive tongue and escape the woes of
mastering a new language. "It's
hard to speak French anyway,"
he adds.,
"It's much easier to get to know
people in English," Andrus says,
adding that after the getting ac-
quainted phase of dormitory living
is over, the French language 'will
return to its rightful position of
dominance in nost house conver-
sation.

The injunction was signed by
Circuit Court Judge Joseph G.
Rashid, and came after members
of BEDL and WRO began sit-ins
at the First Unitarian Church,
1917 Washtenaw Ave., and the
Bethlehem U n i t e d Church of
Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave.
The groups at noon had aban-
doned . the F i r s t. Presbyterian
Church which they had' been oc-
cupying since Aug. 19, and march-
ed with supporters to the Uni-
tarian Church. .
The demonstrators, who have
visited six churches in the past
two weeks, remained ip the Uni-
tarian Church through .last'night.
Meanwhile, support for the
groups' demands grew on campus.
After BEDL leaders visited Alice
Lloyd Hall late Thursday night
and spoke with about 100 students
there, the students voted to sup-
port the,-groups.
Pilot Program Director Tom
Lobe said there was over $100 col-
lected from students Thursday
night. Yesterday Pilot Program
students leafletted in support of
BEDL and WRO, and used the
money collected to set up a day
care> center for the children of
demonstrating welfare mothers.
"We had originally planned to
hold the day care center in Alice
Lloyd," Lobe said, "and we may
still do so. However, students yes-
terday brought food and took it
over, to the Unitarian Chtrch,
where they took care of children."
BEDL and WRO are demanding
immediate reparations funds from
county churches to be used for
school clothing for children whose
parents are on welfare.
The immediate demands are
part of a long range drive for
$60-$80 million from c o u n t y
churches to be used to provide
the county poor with clothes,
housing, day care centers, food
cooperatives, a medical and dental
center, training programs, and a
drug treatment center.
A major premise of BEDL and
WRO is that of "self determina-
tion." The groups assert that they
want to administer available funds
as they -see fit.
I BEDL and WRO are also de-
manding that they be recognized
as agents of the county's poor, and
that any funds be administered
through them.
"If we haven't proved by now
that we could make the money go
See UNITARIAN, Page 6

lose HEW

aimone
WASHINGTON (R) - The Nixon
administration decided this week
to hold back - at least for now
- $66 million of the $236 million
loan program for college students.
The Budget Bureau passed the
withholding word to the Depart-
ment of Health, Education and
Welfare Thursday, on the eve of
college enrollment.
Congressional reaction is al-
ready heated.
"I urge you to release this
money at this time so as not to
unduly restrict or inconvenience
the ability of students to go to
college," Sen. Ralph W. Ya-a
borough, (D-Tex), wrote Presi-,
dent Nixon yesterday.
Yarborough is chairman of the
Senate Labor and Public Welfare
Committee and a co-sponsor of
legislation raising the student loan
program above Nixon's requested
$170.4 million to $236.5 million.
Yarborough said the additional
millions in federal loans are need-
ed for this fall.
An official in the Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare DePartment
loan office said the Budget Bureau
advised them Thursday how much
loan money be allotted.
"The remainder is under, re-
view," he said. "The fact we
haven't received authority for it
doesn't mean we won't get it."
Yesterday, the loan office w a s
notifying colleges across th e
country how much loan money
they have been allotted.
In May, the loan office g a v e
colleges a tentative figure based
on the President's requested $170.4
million.
The colleges are being told now
they'll get just that amount, de-
spite the $66 million increase ap-
propriated by Congress. The loan
office said colleges are told they
might get more later in the year.
Colleges requested $283 million
in loan funds .for this year.
For the 1969-70 school year, col-
leges has asked for $268 million
in federal loans, the President ask-
ed Congress for $155 million and
Congress appropriated $188.7 nil-
lion.

"

N

ILLEGAL RESIDUE?
Drug administration to rule on
future fShellNo-Pes Sti

WASHINGTON (D.N.S.) - A
major decision affecting the na-
tion's most widely advertised and
perhaps most controversial pesti-
cide product - Shell's No-Pest
Strip - will be announced this
week by the Food and Drug Ad-
ministration.
On July 29th, the FDA sent a
letter to the Shell Chemical Com-
pany stating that its No-P e s t
Strip had been found to cause il-
legal pesticide residues on p r e-
pared food when used in kitchens,

restaurants and food-handling ar-'
,as. The FDA refused to accept
Shell's contention that the No-
Pest residues were safe and ob-
jected strongly to its continued
use in food areas.
Not since the herbicide 2,4,5-T
was banned for home use h a v e
Federal pesticide officials made a'
decision of such importance for'
the individual consumer. At stake'
is the principle that no pesticide'
be allowed to contaminate food
once it has reached a restaurant,

VIOLENCE NOT FORESEEN

or a kitchen in the home. Pesti-
cide residues are permitted on raw
agricultural commodities w h e n
safe levels have been determined
by the FDA.
The No-Pest Strip emits a con-
tinuous vapor containing DDVP,
an organo-phosphate insecticide
commonly used to control house
flies. Approved by the Department
of Agriculture in 1963 over the ob-
jections of the Public Health Serv-
ice, it has been the source of
heated controversy between the
health officials concerned with
pesticide safety in the FDA and
the Department of Agriculture.
The dispute h e 1 p e d provoke
a Congressional investigation in
1969 and led to a Justice 'Depart-
meint inquiry into charges of con-
flict of interest involving three
Shell consultants who had worked
for the Department of Agriculture
in its Pesticide branch.
Despite warnings from the Pub-
lic Health Service and other
scientists, USDA officials for years
have permitted the No-Pest Strip
to be used in food areas, even
though no safe level of its pesti-
cide residues had been determined
for food.
Technically it is illegal for a
pesticide to contaminate food if
no safe level has been set, but be-
cause of a looD-hole in the law-

U ,

officials predict. calm

year

By CARLA RAPOPORT
The revolution may come this year, but
according to Rolland Gainsley, chief of
University security services; and J a m e s
Brinkerhoff, director of business opera-
tions, it won't start in Ann Arbor.
Both men, the top officials dealing with
University security, said yesterday they
do not believe student dissent will grow
riserimutiv this vear_ nrimarily because of

Frederick Davids, former chief of the
Mlichigan state police.
In addition, insurance companies are
no% very confident that campuses will be
calm during the coming year. Last sum-
mer, the amount deductible in the Uni-
versity's insurance policy rose over 150
per cen.
Brinkerhoff is now negotiating with the
insurance company over a new contract
and he is sure the rate will soar again.
"TTnfortunatel.v the hnmhino at the TTni-

The security police, he explained, ar e
mainly concerned with the protection of
buildings and property as well as the safety
of people and their movement.
"In view of the quiet summer, I don't
feel we'll have a great thing here, except
perhaps a disagreement between students
and faculty or the administration. But
this, of course, is good."
"We would like to provide every op-
portunity for peaceful dissent, a campus
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