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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 127

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 13, 1973

Ten Cents

Ten Pages



Press freedom investigated
Ann Arbor's Representative Perry Bullard is heading an
investigation into Wayne State University's administrative posi-
tion on freedom of the press, specifically relating to the Univer-
sity's student newspaper, the South End. Bullard has sent a
letter to WSU Acting President George Gullen, formally re-
questing that copies of all documents concerning the school's
stance on the paper, and of all regulations covering WSU's
Student Publications Board, be made available to a special
House subcommittee on Student and Faculty Civil Rights, which
Bullard chairs. The investigation is sparked by last month's
brouhaha at Wayne State, when Wayne's Board of Governors
passed a resolution allowing Gullen to hand-pick the members
of the Student Publications Board, which has the right to choose
and dismiss the South End's editor.
On the outside
Todays' Appointments, Incorporated Dept. notes that two
University VIPS have been recognized in the outside world.
President Robben Fleming has been -elevated to the ranks of the
College of Electors for the "Hall of Fame for Great Americans"
at New York University. The College is composed of represen-
tatives from all 50 states. Law School Dean Theodore St. An-
toine has been appointed to the seven-member UAW Public Re-
view Board, an institution which serves a watchdog function for
the labor movement. St. Antoine's appointment fills the hole left
by the resignation of ... President Robben Fleming.
Ah, spring!
At exactly 1:13 p.m. March 20, young men's fancies can
start turning to those kinds of thoughts. At that moment, accord-
ing'to 'U' astronomer Hazel 'Doc' Losh, the sun will cross the
equator on its way north. This occurrence, scientifically known
as the vernal equinox, is commonly referred to as the first day
of spring. Losh notes that though the arrival of spring is clearly
the most important astronomical event of March, there is also
an outstanding constellation lighting up the twilight sky. This is
Bootes, the giant "Bear Driver," which represents a powerful
running man with a spear in one hand and the leash of his hunt-
ing dogs in the other.
Happenings .. .
. . . are topped today by another Future Worlds lecture.
Ddnela and Dennis Meadows-co-authors of "Limits of Growth"
will speak on "Limits to the Limits of Growth" at 3 p.m. at Hill
Aud. . . . star gazers can groove on the first still photos from
the Apollo 17 at the RC Aud, 9 p.m. . . . or if your interests are
a little more down to earth (so to speak) you can see color
slides of Brazil at the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company
Bldg at 7:30 p.m. . . . chess afficianados can get it on when
the University Chess Club meets from 8 to 10 p.m. in South Quad
dining room number 2 . . . the LSA Coffee Hour this week fea-
tures mathematics at 3 p.m. in 3212 Angell Hall . . . and if you
can haul yourself out in the a.m., you can catch a lecture on
Angola at 9 in lecture room 1 of the MLB followed by the film
Armed Struggle in Angola and a slide show in 2212 MLB from
10 to noon. Both are presented by the Liberation Support Move-
ment . . . have a nice day.
Civic leaders in Port Huron will pay Karl Wallenda $5,500 to
risk his neck high above their city this summer. Wallenda-a
member of the tragedy-prone "Great Wallenda" tight rope act-
will earn his keep by walking a 600 foot wire cable (sans net, of
- course) from Port Huron's jail to the YMCA. As an added teaser,
each time he traverses the wavering wire, Wallenda will stop
in the middle-where the wire sags some 15 feet-and stand on
his head. He will perform this stunt twice-a-day, each day of the
week-long Blue Water Festival in July. Wallenda is 65 years old.
Nixon bash
A dynamite twin-bill starring Merle "Oakie from Muskogee"
Haggard and the Osmond Brothers will be featured at Pat Nixon's
birthday party at the White House Saturday. Some 250 guests-
mostly members of Congress and their escorts-will attend the
8:30 performance which will be followed by a late evening
champagne buffet and dancing. The birthday bash follows close
on the heals of the Nixon's last smash-hit which featured Sammy
Davis Jr.
The Great Escape
Mario Sellirini dived into the Tiber to escape a policeman
who caught him trying to rob a car Sunday. The policeman
jumped in after him, just in time to save his life. Sellirini can-
not swim.
The American woman tourist was furious with the British
car she hired. The engine noise was so loud she couldn't hear
herself think. Dashboard lights flashed for not apparent reason.
No matter how hard she tramped on the gas she couldn't reach
50 miles an hour. Finally she asked Norry Fyfe, an Automobile
Association official, for help. He inspected the vehicle Sunday,
asked a few questions and told her-she had driven the 200 miles
from London to Cornwall all in second gear.
Good Samaritan

Daniel Scwartzler thought it his duty to turn over a 250-
pound military bomb he found in the desert. He put it in the back
seat of his car and took it to police headquarters, but then made
his mistake-he told police his name. Officers thanked the 20-
year-old Pacoima man for risking his life, but then reminded
him of several delinquent traffic warrants. He was booked on
the traffic charges.l
On the inside .. .
C..RaconteurtGene Robinson reviews the David Bowie
Concert for the Arts Page ... . Senior Psych Student Jim
Conley talks about the left-wing blues on the Editorial Page
. and Jim "60-Minute" Kahler summarizes the vacation

LSA spells out
academic code
In a meeting yesterday, the literary college faculty
unanimously approved a new code of academic conduct defin-
ing which activities the colleges considers dishonest and sub-
ject to penalty.
At the same session, the faculty rejected 80-44. a grading
proposal that would have abolished failing grades and estab-
lished a system of student-faculty options for determining
the grading environment.
Just several weeks ago, the college's faculty overwhelm-
S-ingly defeated a similar grad-


Wounded IKnee
Dakota, (Reuter) - Federal
authorities slapped a ring of
men and armor around the
.:: Indian-held settlement of
Wounded Knee last night, de-
termined not to allow anyone
to slip through their cordon.
The Indians, led by' members of
!t'the American Indian Movement
(A.I.M.), have declared Wounded
Knee and the surrounding 40-odd-
acres a sovereign state at war with
the U.S.
Food supplies into the area were
halted, and chief federal marshal
Wayne Colburn strongly hinted that
- .water, power and telephone links
with the besieged settlement might
also be cut off.
The government reaffirmed that
it wants to avoid bloodshed but it
appears that the latest policy to
try to end the 14-day occupation
of the tiny town by militant Indians
may be one of forcing its estimated
300 occupants to go hungry and

Pun held
on drug
Plamondon and Craig Blazer of
the Rainbow People's Party were
arraigned yesterday in Benzie
County Court on various charges
stemming from an alleged attempt
to collect by force $3000 in a mari-
juana transaction.
Bonds of $100,000 were continued
for both Plamondon and Blazer
pending their appearance at an un-
determined date in the court lo-
cated in the northwest part of tha
The pair is charged with con-,
spiracy to extort, extortion, armed
robbery and conspiracy to violate
the criminal usury law.
The two were apprehended by
city and"state police March 1 while
driving in the Packard-Hill area.
Attorney General Frank Kelley,
said the charges resulted from'
Blazier and Plamondon's alleged
threats of violence to a Benzie
County man who was unable to
pay an agreed price of $3000 for
25 pounds of marijuana.

ing proposal. Proponents of
the reforms who have worked
for several years to effect
changes feel that the entire
grading issue may well be
The new academic code, the
first in the college's history, spells
out these offenses;
-Plagiarism or the submitting
of another person's work without
proper attribution;
-Fabrication or presentation of
data which was not gathered ac-
cording to proper procedure;
-Aiding and abetting dishon-
esty, and;
-Falsification of records and of-
ficial documents.
Under the new code, a person
who believes that a violation has
occurred must bring evidence to a
newly established Academic Judic-
iary, composed of seven students
and seven faculty members.
Students suspected of dishonesty
will be notified and given time to
prepare a defense. The judiciary
will-weigh evidence and then make
a judgement on the case.
Penalties for those found guilty
range from a letter of reprimand
or a failing grade to expulsion from
the literary college.
The seven students on the Aca-
demic Judiciary were chosen from
and approved by the literaryfcol-
lege student government. Faculty
See LSA, Page 21

Bites the dust
A hungry crane devours the final remains of the old Landscape Architecture building on Hill Street.
The Business Administration building stands majestically in the background.

F our useized


federal drug raid

City Council last night defer-
red for a week a decision on
its $1.4 million revenue sharing
budget as the Democratic-Hu-
man Rights Party compromise
crumbled over the issue of an
abortion clinic. HRP had pre-
viously agreed to drop its de-
mand for a $50,000 abortion
clinic, but after public hearings
and some rethinking the two
HRP representatives decided to
back the clinic. The vote for de-
ferral was 7-4. A Republican re-
quest to postpone action until
after the April elections was
voted down.
Colburn told newsmen, "I would
like to think I can change their
desire. . . . It means cold; it
means not being able to read the
Indian e v e n i n g newspaper; it
means not being able to watch TV;
it means not being able to make
telephone calls; it means not being
able to get soap to wash their
clothes with; it means all of these
Asked if this meant that the 300
federal. agents and Bureau of In-
dian Affairs police in the area did
not plan an assault to recapture
Wounded Knee, Colburn replied:
"Well, it sure as hell means I'm
planning to change their life style."
When Colburn was asked if this
policy amounted to starving out
Wounded Knee, he replied, "We
will not let food through because
the people who need food supplies,
are the residents, and if they want
food, they can come out."
He said the original residents of
the 50 or so homes in the area had
been told food supplies would be
easily made available to them.
The government cordon of road-
blocks, patrols and 12 armored per-
sonnel carriers went into positions
around Wounded Knee last night
after it was announced that since
the removal of roadblocks last
Saturday, people and supplies had
started to move into the area.
The Justice Department with-
drew surrounding federal marshals
and FBI men in an attempt to
defuse the potentially explosive



possess ion



Four city men posted bond yesterday and were released
on bail pending trial on charges of possession with intent
to distribute marijuana.
Federal customs agents accompanied by local police
raided the men's house at 1131 South Forest Friday. They
told reporters they confiscated 400 pounds of marijuana
and "an undisclosed amount" of cocaine. Officials claimed
Saturday the men would be charged with conspiracy to
smuggle cocaine and marijuana.
However, the charges brought at the arraignment did
not include smuggling. The defendants said yesterday they
though the agents were expecting to find cocaine, but
claimed none was confiscated. The four plan to plead not
guilty to the marijuana charge.
The bust began with a knock at the door Friday night.
house residents said. When they opened up "a guy was
standing there with a shotgun." No warrant was presented
at the door, the four men said.
Official street value estimates for the grass have ranged
from $100,000 to a quarter of a million.
"There was no cocaine and there wasn't 400 pounds

of marijuana," the men insisted yesterday. They called
the case against them "weak" but "still in the process
of investigation," so they declined to explain how the
agents came to suspect them..
Inside the house, the residents said, the officials were
fairly polite but made some unpleasant personal com-
ments. "They kept saying, 'Where's the cocaine?' Once
they said, 'We've found an ounce of cocaine, it's all
The agents confiscated all the money they found in the
house and also broke the lock of the adjoining house and
searched it, confiscating what the men said was the
"personal stash" of the two women tenants, who were
away on vacation. The -women were unavailable for com-
ment yesterday.
The four men were taken to Washtenaw County Jail
and then to the Federal Building customs headquarters
in Detroit, and finally to Wayne County Jail before being
released Saturday.
A fifth man, whose identity was undisclosed, has also
been arraigned on related charges and released on bail,
the four said.

Site of drug bust

Bentley files suit against Regents;


asks ml-eetnsbe open
By MIKE DUWECK of each month to vote on University policy.
A suit demanding an end to the Regents' While they hold open sessions on Thursday t
practice of holding private meetings will be afternoon and Friday morning, many ob- t
filed today or tomorrow by Student Govern- servers agree that important decisions are
ment Council (SGC) legal advocate Thomas made in private, off-campus sessions.



Plaintiffs in the action are SGC, the Daily
and its co-editors, and the Michigan Student
Bentley declined to comment on specifics
of the suit until it has been filed in Lansing.
However, he said that the purpose of the

It would be a grave disserv-
ice to government to open
private m e e t i n g s to the


Smith said, "It would be a grave disservice
to government to open private meetings to
the public."
Bentley has made several previous at-
tempts to change regental meeting policy.
In December, he sent a memorandum to
the body on the question.
In that document, the legal advocate cited
a section of the state constitution which
reads, "formal meetings of the Board (of
Regents) shall be held in public."

Nixon declares
staff privileges
WASHINGTON (P)-In a move that is certain to
exacerbate the already strained relationship be-
tween Congress and the White House, President
Nixon yesterday announced that past and present
members of his personal staff will turn down
requests to appear formally before congressional
His two-page written statement on how he will
employ the traditional doctrine of executive privi-
lege came as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary
Committee sought ways to subpoena White House
counsel John Dean to testify about the Watergate

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