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Partly cloudy,
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Vol. LXXXIIt, No. 16 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, September 24, 1972 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

'Gommunist threats


cited i

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MANILA (R) - President Ferdinand Mar-
c=s declared last night that he imposed mar-
tial law in the Philippines to stop a Comn-
muitrblin n orfr ocey 4S11





President Marcos

SGC seat
Student Government Council Member Joel
Silverstein is apparently alive and well and
intending to keep his Council seat.
After weeks of trying to locate Silverstein,
and then removing him from his seat, Coun-
cil yesterday received a telegram from Win-
nipeg, Canada.
The wire, addressed to Mary Samuelson,
secretary of SGC, read, "Dear Mrs. S: I in-
tend to keep my seat and intend to retuitn
from a back-packing trip in three weeks.
Signed, Joel Silverstein."
Council voted earlier this month to remove
absent members who had not replied to re-
gistered mail inquiries concerning their in-
tentions to stay on Council.
After receiving no reply from Silverstein,
SGC President Bill Jacobs ruled his seat va-
cant. But then came yesterday's telegram,
"I have some doubts as' to whether it is
from Joel", said Jacobs, who based his sus-
picions on the lack of a receipt for the
registered mail inquiry or any forwarding
address. But the SGC president said he would
give Silverstein the "benefit of the doubt',
and would reverse his ruling.
The telegram also affects the status of a
suit filed with CSJ against Silverstein's evic-

The president's remarks in a nationwide
broadcast came at the end of 12 hours in
which the island nation had been cut off
from the world by a government-imposed
communications blackout.
Marcos said an escalating threat of
armed insurrection had prompted him to
take "this extraconstitutional power to pro-
tect the republic."
He ordered martial law imposed Friday
night, after gunmen fired into the car of the
secretary of defense in what the government
called an unsuccessful assassination attempt.
Scores of political arrests were reported to
have followed.
Marcos claimed in his broadcast that
martial law was not a military takeover of
the civilian government, but a measure to
"end the present national emergency."
A midnight to 4 a.m. curfew went into ef-
feet immediately, Marcos said. Elements of
the Metropolitan Police Command, or Metro-
com, set up checkpoints in the greater Ma-
nila area to enforce the curfew.
Results of the martial law decree were
peaceful. The four million or so residents of
the greater Manila area went about their
normal weekend activities.
The population missed the usual daily
radio newscasts and newspapers, however,
as Metrocom troops closed the city's eight
major English-language dailies and about a
dozen radio and television stations.
Other measures contained in the edict
which Marcos signed late Friday were:
-Censorship of all domestic and interna-
tional media operating in the Philippines;
-Temporary ban on Filipinos leaving the
-Closing schools on all levels for a week;
-Death penalty for illegal possession of
-Total ban on public demonstrations, ral-
lies and labor strikes; and
-Use of civilian courts except in cases in-
volving violations of public order, the fun-
damental law, national security, abuse and
improper use of the military uniform,
The presidential edict will not affect those
who "do not want to overthrow the govern-
ment by subversiontor violence."
"If there had been other effective alterna-
tive measures, we would have gladly adopt-
ed them," Marcos maintained.
He added that thesMaoistiCommunist par-
ty of the Philip pines and its New People's
Army have grown to a "menacing" mem-
bership of more than 10,000 with logistics and
international funding assistance and a mass
base of 100,000 persons.
Unless checked immediately, this "sub-
version" will cause the "collapse of the na-
tional economy in no time," Marcos claimed.
He promised that details of implementa-
tion of the martial law, and the social and
economic reforms will be explained later.
See COMMUNIST, Page 10


/Tow service
loses dept.
Fature Editor
4'w County Sheriff Douglas Harvey has ordered
his men to boycott an Ann Arbor towing com-
pany which refused to display Harvey cam-
paign posters on its property, The Daily
learned yesterday.
In a memorandum directed to all sheriff's
department personnel yesterday, Harvey
told his officers to call on an alternative tow-
ing company in cases where wrecker service
is needed by the department.
The sheriff is presently seeking his thirds
four-year term of office.
The brief memorandum, typed on a Wash-
tenaw County Sheriff's Department memo-
randum letterhead, read in full:
"To: Command-Communications
Subject: Northside Towing-Use Termi-
Effective 9-23-72 at 9:00 a.m. North-
side Towing Service will no longer be
called by this department. In place of
Northside Towing you shall call Dick's
Union 76 for all wrecker calls which
were formerly covered by Northside. Any
questions regarding this memo may be
referred to Capt. (Chester) Wilson, or,.
to Sheriff Harvey.
Note: The only exception for calling
it Northside will be at a motorist request
for that specific wrecker."
_ The memo did not cite a reason for the
change, but highly reliable sources within
the Sheriff's Department said it was be-
cause the manager of Northside had last
week orderedHarvey campaign posters re-
moved from his company's yard at 3127 S.
Wagner Rd.
Neither Harvey nor Capt. Wilson could be
reached for comment on the memo last
Undersheriff Harold Owings, who is Hiar-
vey'sdRepublican opponent in the Nov. 7 gen-
eral election, said that Northside offered the
da- department "very good service.
lot "They're very competent people as far as
m- I know," he added. "The indication I get is
that the memo was issued because they won't
et- support him."
Democratic candidate Frederick Postill, a
an fr
of former deputy fired by Harvey for "insub-
vill ordination," said that the memo was, "a
typical Harvey stunt.
ap n "I've talked with drivers from other tow-
ing companies who told me they were un-
ler able to get sheriff's department business be-
ni- cause they didn't do the sheriff personal
lar favors," Postill said.
ts. See SHERIFF, Page 10

AP Photo
Buffalo balks at the dead
Two young brothers prod and pull a water buffalo which balked as they passed a dead North Vietnamese soldier, killed in recen
fighting near Firebase Ross, south of Da Nang. Saigon forces now occupy Firebase Ross, lost earlier to the North Vietnamese.


establishes committee, to

study graduation


A "blue-ribbon" commission, conceived al-
most a year ago by LSA Dean Frank Rhodes,
has been set up to review all literary col-
lege requirements, including distribution
courses, language requirements, admissions
policies, alternative degree programs, indi-
vidualized study and pass/fail grading.
The commission, while reviewing all the
requirements in the college's announcements,

'Drink to me
J, only with
thine dollars'
Managing Editor
It was Meet the Candidates" time at
S... iSchool of Education Dean Wilbur Cohen's
home yesterday, as Democratic bigwigs from
all over the state turned out to a fund-raising
cocktail party for State Atty. Gen. Frank
Kelley, candidate for U.S. Senate.
Kelley stood near the buffet table, chatting
with a constant stream of visitors, among
them State Supreme Court candidate FHor-
ace Gilmore, Marvin Stempien, candidate for
U.S. representative from the 53rd Congres-
sional District, and Marjorie Lansing, Uni-
versity Regent candidate.
Well-dressed party members and University
personalities glided in and out of the down-
stairs rooms of Cohen's Oxford St. home,
drinks in hands, while a punch bowl on the
front porch rapidly filled with checks and
However, Democrats weren't the o n 1 y
party members involved in yesterday's fund,.
raiser. Outside Cohen's house, a handful of
Human Rights Party members picketed in
the front yard, seeking promises of a debate
between Kelley and their Senatorial candi-

can only make recommendations, explains
Charles Morris, associate dean for student
academic affairs.
"It's not a legislative committee, he says.
"It cannot take action."
The commission is scheduled to report its
findings in June, 1973 to -one of the college's
committees for further considerations. The
committee to which the commission is re-
sponsible has not yet been determined, ac-
cording to Morris.
All final decisions concerning graduation
requirements must be made by the college's
governing faculty.
The committee's job is "tremendous", ac-
cording to Eugene Nissen, secretary to the
LSA Administrative Board. He adds that it's
possible the task will not be completed by the
June deadline.
The committee is made up of students,
faculty and administrators, from both ;nside
and outside the literary college.
Specifically, the proposed make-up would
-Two members from the Joint Student-
Faculty Policy Committee, one of whom must
be a student;
-Two members of the Curriculum Com-
mittee, one a student;
-Two members of the college's Executive
-Two members appointed by the Academic
Affairs Advisory Council;
-Two members from the dean's office;
--One member appointed by Vice Presi-
dent for Academic AffairsAllan Smith;
-One representative of Rackham Grad-
uate Student Association, appointed in con-
sultation with the LSA Student Government;
-One member of LSA Student Govern-
-One representative of the Student Coun-
seling Office; and

perspective, but also specific recommeni
tions," he adds. "Things need to be a
simpler. What we have now is terribly cc
The commission is expected to start me
ing as soon as the various committees c
pick their representatives. The selection
members from a variety of disciplines x
be an important consideration in that
pointment process.
Once the commission is underway, smal
task forces from various groups at the U
versity may be created to study particu
problems involving graduation requiremer

Uganda calls battles 'hot';
Tanzania reports ' all q'uiet'

By The Associated Press
The state of the week-old Ugandan-
Tanzanian conflict was veiled in claim and
counterclaim yesterday, with a Ugandan
military spokesman reporting "very hot"
fighting and a Tanzanian military spokesman
reporting "all quiet."
Government-controlled Radio Uganda con-
firmed that troops and airmen from Libya
are in Uganda to aid the battle while diplo-
mats from other African countries sought
And Great Britan sent a special envoy to
Kampala, the capital city, to figure out how
to get 8,000 British Asians out of Uganda by

tomorrow to comply with new directives from
President Idi Amin. A planeload of 186 Asians
was scheduled to touch down in Britain today.
The Ugandan military spokesman said yes-
terday's fighting was in the Tanzanian village
of Mutukula, at the border with Uganda. He
said a former Ugandan official had been
captured and claimed Tanzania suffered
heavy losses.
Tanzania's spokesman declared the border
command reported everything quiet in
The Ugandan spokesman, in a message
broadcast by Radio Uganda, said Joshua
Wakholi, former minister of public service
and cabinet affairs in the government of
ousted President Milton Obote, had been
taken prisoner, severely wounded. The
spokesman also reported that a medical
card belonging to Lt. David Oyite-Ojok had
been found near Mutukula and: "It is likely
that Ojok was -killed during the fighting.
Oyite-Ojok, who fled to Tanzania after
Obote was overthrown by Gen. Amin, was
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