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ASSAULT ON
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Vol. LXXXII1, No. 30 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 11, 1972 Ten Cents
rof's suspension stirs faculty, student
Green calls department decision 'power play' Other uses of cli
By TED STEIN all teaching responsibilities pending "con- is, a chemistry professor suspended for By EUGENE ROBINSON proaches e
Chemistry Prof. Mark Green's unprece- sideration of the facts of your actions be- showing anti-war slides." While chemistry Prof. Mark Green is the their subj
dented suspension from teaching Monday ginning October 5," the day of the first "They're retreating from that now and only faculty member thus far to be cen- Geograp
sparked protest yesterday among student showing. attempting to question my entire teaching z sured for using class time to show the ple, often
and faculty ranks. Jay Rising, LSA 'student government competence," he said. Interfaith Council for Peace's antiwar slide pie, osen
Over one third of an organic chemistry president, also announced yesterday that Green said that he intended to take legal show, he is far from the only one to have seemingly
class walked out to protest the suspension' an open forum will replace tonight's regu- action against the chemistry department shown the exhibit. KolarsI
of Green, their regular instructor. larly scheduled government meeting. The for denying him "due process" in suspend- p Approximately ten other professors from teachinga
According to chemistry Prof. Philip Le- forum will be held at 8:00 p.m. at Markley ing him. a range of departments have also shown of the pos
Quesne, appointed by Acting Department Residence Hall. Green based his charges on a memoran- the slides during class time, all with ap- ing." He
Chairman Thomas Dunn to teach Green's Ten professors have already shown the dum sent to Dunn yesterday by Literary parent .impunity. on the Vi
classes, over 40 students seated toward the slide show in their classes, and others in- College Dean Frank Rhodes. The names of the professors who have point of vi
back of the classroom left yesterday's 1:00 tend to follow suit in order to protest Dunn had asked Rhodes to appoint a re- shown the slides ha e not yet been re-
p.m. section of Chemistry 227 shortly after Green's suspension. view committee to investigate Green's leased, nor has there been any confirmation Green h
it began. Meanwhile, Green yesterday called case. of the rumors that additional professors will slides on
The protest typified the frustration felt Dunn's decision to relieve him from his But Rhodes said yesterday that the in- , exhibit the show in protest of Green's sus- his chemi
by many students over the suspension of teaching duties "a capricious power play vestigation should be conducted "on the de- pension. ible uses
Green from teaching Chemistry 227 after founded on mistaken principle." He charg- partmental level." Green's suspension stemmed from charges Occasio
he showed an anti-war slide exhibition to ed that in the process Dunn has now ques- In his memo, he asked the chemistry de- that showing the slides to his Chemistry fessors se
his classes last Thursday and Friday. tioned his entire teaching performance. partment to set up "an ad hoc depart- 227 students was a "misuse" of class time. relationshi
Green was notified by Dunn in a memo- Green said, "The chemistry department mental committee to review Professor P *of. Green But he is only one of a number of Uni- course is
randum Monday that he was relieved from does not want it to be a political issue, that See PROF'S, Page 8 versity professors who use unusual ap-

Eight Pages
'otest
issrooms
or unusual material to present
ects.
hy Prof. John Kolars, for exam-
reads poetry to his introductory
s well as frequently discussing
unrelated current affairs.
yesterday maintained, "Part of
anything is making people think
ible effects of what they're learn-
said he has occasionally lectured
etnam War from a geographical
ew.
Las defended his showing of the
the grounds that he was making
stry students aware of the pos-
of new chemical processes.
al lectures given by some pro-
em to have an even more strained
p to the actual information the
designed to discuss.
See SLIDES, Page 8

today...
if you see news happen call 76-DAILY

Supreme Court McG
denies review
It sen
of Roth 's rulingsn
WASHINGTON UP-An appeal by the state for a ruling i

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A latter day Nero
Taking a page from the book of Roman Emperor Nero, LSA
Dean Frank Rhodes has been fiddling while the chemistry depart-
ment burns. When a reporter called the dapper British-born Dean
last night for his comment on the suspension of Prof. Mark
Green, they were told that he was unavailable for comment as
he was, "taking his cello lesson." Rhodes was later reached, at
the conclusion of his classical interlude.
Dope note
City Attorney Jerry Lax said yesterday that he will go
before district judge Sandorf Elden October 17 to argue for a
reversal of Elden's ruling striking down the city's $5 pot fine.
Legal pundits think it unlikely, however, that Elden will reverse
his own ruling, and thus the appeal process might become a
protracted one, possibly lasting for years.
Good grammar
. . or good politics was the question nobody could quite
fathom yesterday lunchtime at the Democrat's weekly lunchbox
forum. Featured speaker Marvin Stempien, candidate for the
local congressional seat, astounded intellectuals and amused
reporters when he commented, in response to a question on
federal aid to education: "I and my opponent are diabolically
opposed on this issue." Right on, Marv.
Another goof
We got it rong yesterday when we reported that City
Council had passed an ordinance barring topless dancing, and
indeed, all dancing, from bars in Ann Arbor. What the council
did do was pass a regulation providing for review of liquor
licenses when the bar proprietor puts on shows that lower
property values. The intent of the ordinance was to ban topless
dancing, it just didn't quite come out and say so.
Charles guilty
One of the most tedious murder trials in recent Ann Arbor
history drew to its end in Circuit Court this week. Convicted of
the first degree killing of 68-year-old Theodere Ziefle was escaped
convict Glenn Charles, 14. Charles was sentenced to life imprison-
ment.
Happenings .. .
. . . Dan Sneed of ENACT tells today . .. that there will be
a meeting tonight of people who want to go places to discuss,
"the problems that bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers have trying
to get where they're going all at the same time." The meeting
is at 7:30 p.m. in room 1040 of the Natural Resources Bldg.-.. .
the University's Highway Safety Research Institute invites you
to a seminar on the "Biomechanical Aspects of Seat Belt Design,"
a deadly sounding but actually quite interesting topic, as most of
us ride in cars at one time or another and the odds are high
that we may be involved in a crash. It's at 4:30 p.m. in the
HSRI seminar room on North Campus . . . see High School, the
dramatic film account of the life and times of, yes, a high
school. UGLI Multipurpose Room, 4 p.m., free . . . pick up
some free food at the Grad Coffee Hour, East Conference Room
of Rackham at 8 p.m.
Cheapo, cheapo
Orange juice freaks rejoice. The Tribal Council announces
they have lots and lots of 18 oz. cans of orange juice left over
from the Blues Festival, and they're just about giving them away
at the low, low price of $3.50 for a case of 12. They're available
0 More today . .. items are on Page 80
On the inside .. .
The Daily Senior Editors take issue with the
University on the Editorial Page, over the suspension of
chemistry Prof. Mark Green.... The Sports Page has the
exciting story of the Tiger's (about time too) victory over

I

on school desegregation in the Detroit area was rejected
unanimously yesterday by the Supreme Court.
The justices gave no reason for declining to consider the
dispute. The U.S. Circuit Court in Cincinnati still has the
situation under review.
U.S. District Judge Stephen Roth of Detroit has ruled
that the city school system and state officials were guilty of
using the power of law to maintain segregated schools. He
directed preparation of what would be the nation's largest
desegregation plan, involving the Detroit and 52 suburban
school districts.
Blacks in the city would be bused out to the mostly
white suburbs, with white
children there being bused
Sn flpinto Detroit. More than 780,-
AAA d-,',t- c e ll teach-

t

~Lr
limit OK'd,
byHouse'
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sweeping
power for President Nixon to cut
appropriated funds and hold spend-
ing within $250 billion was ap-

ers and administrators, would
be affected by the plan.
In Lansing, the attorney gen-
eral's office said the Supreme,
Court action did not affect the
state's appeal of Roth's order.
Deputy Atty. Gen. Leon Cohan
said the preliminary order, which
the circuit court stayed in August,
did not go into the widespread
busing details which were in the,
final order.

proved by the House last night. He said appeal of the final order
The 221-163 vote was a major still remains ,'with the appellate
victory for Nixon and a defeat for court in Cincinnati.
the House Democratic leadership. "The stay we obtained prohibit-
ing all busing remains in effect," The campaign trail of T
Nixon pressed hard for the auth- Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley said in a date, wound through th
ority, saying it would insure prepared statement. -
against a tax increase next year. The Supreme Court decision, !
Democrats were divided, but the "in no way affects either our case o E D
leaders fought the measure on the in Cincinnati or our right to ap-
grounds it surrendered constitu- peal to the U.S. Supreme Court if
tional authority and that Nixon the Court of Appeals in Cincinnati
would use it to slash favorite Dem- rules against us," Kelley said.
ocratic social programs. In August, the circuit court
The requisite cuts were esti- stayed Roth's integration order
mated at $6 billion to $10 billion. indefinitely. Schools opened in
The bill now goes to the Senate, September without two-way busing.
where considerable opposition to Meanwhile, Kelley had appealed
the cutting power is reported. to the Supreme Court in May for

Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEN
A day in the life...
Marvin Stempien, state House majority leader turned U.S. congressional can
e Diag yesterday, where he stops to chat with a potential constituent.
nger, Others blast

es to
Hanoi
End-to-war
vow repeated
yin TV speech
CHICAGO A' - Democrat
George McGovern said last
night that as President he
-would "forget about saving
face," command an end to
U.S. involvement in the Viet-
nam war and send his vice
president to Hanoi to speed
the return of American pris-
oners.
McGovern said, in a nationally-
televised address, the difference
between President Nixon's policy
and his is fundamental:
"It is a choice, after all, be-
tween saving face or saving lives,
It is a choice between four more
years of war, or four years of
peace."
His plan would involve ending
the U.S. bombing, military opera-
? tions and aid, and withdrawing all
A American forces within 90 days
after he takes office.
McGovern added last night the
ndi- pledge to send Sargent Shriver as
vice president to Hanoi "to speed
the arrangements for the return of
our prisoners and an accounting of
the missing."
The speech was taped in Wash-
ington Sunday and aired on CBS
and various other stations while
McGovern was campaigning in Chi-
cago.
"Immediately after taking my
oath as President," he said, "if the
war has not ended by then, I
would issue a national security di-
rective to the secretarytof defense,
to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and to
mese our commands in the fiel, with
the following orders: 4
-Immediately stop all bombing
prob- and acts of force in all parts of
rs of Indochina;
war -Immediately terminate a n y
Ig to shipment of military supplies that
g to continue the war; and
-Immediately begin the orderly
t trip withdrawal of all American forces
three from Vietnam, Laos and Cambo-
dia, along with all salvageable
Del- American military equipment. And
at the we will assign whatever transpor-
y "to tation is required to complete that
d re- process and to complete it within
cap- 90 days."
McGovern said he then would
ricans notify Hanoi that the United States
show had taken steps to end the hos-
pris- tilities and call on them to honor
e war their offer to return all prisoners
r. He of war and account for all missing
g be- in action.
miss- He said he expected this to be
people completed within 90 days, coin-
ciding with the U.S. withdrawal.
of a "We would further notify all
d the parties that the United States will
no longer interfere in the internal
bs on politics of Vietnam," he said, "and
then that we will allow the Vietnamese
War- people to work out their own set-
tlement.
"The United States is prepared
overn- to cooperate to see that any set-
,others t1,-ant ,ilnine oal ~~itinneov-

at

In addition to the spending limit, review of Roth's findings.

By WILLIAM LILLVIS

the measure contains a $15-billion
boost in the Treasury's borrowing
authority, needed if the govern-
ment is to keep paying its bills
after Oct. 31.
Before passing the double-bar-
relled bill, the House rejected, 215-
167, a substitute for the presiden-
tial authority section. It would
have asked the President to desig-
nate appropriations to be cut to
conform to the ceiling, but would
have left the decision to Congress.

The appeal said the Detroit case "The Vietnamese, unlike Amer-
was an excellent opportunity for icans, do not expect instant
the Supreme Court to decide changes in foreign policy like in-
whether "little more than a few stant tea or instant gratification,"
unrelated incidents, isolated as to anti-war activist David Dellinger
scope and duration, involving local told a hushed crowd of 800 in Hill
officials and no wrong-doing by the Aud. last night.a
E state" amount to illegal segrega- Following Dellinger's climax to
tion. the "Endless War Conference",j
Undoubtedly, the high court will anti-war groups then waited anx-
be asked again to rule on Detroit iously as people left, hoping to tell
schools whatever the Circuit them about future activities of the
Court's eventual judgment. Indochina Peace Campaign.
STATE REP RACE

1
I'

a-i-war rally
If any of the groups were con- 80 per cent of the Vietna
templating activities before the homeless."
presidential elections four weeks Truong speculated "there
from now, Dellinger was there to ably will be four more yea
tell them that North Vietnam was war after election day." The
digging in for the long haul. will be carried on by "merc
David Truong, a Vietnamese ies" and "planes", accordin
whose father has been imprisoned Truong.
by former Premier Nguyen Cao Dellinger spoke of his recen
Ky since he ran against him in the to Hanoi to escort home
1967 presidential elections, said, American POWs.
"Over $20 million (in U. S. money) After talking with POWs,
linger said he is convinced th
has meant 20 millon refugees and Vietnamese have the ability
maintain their struggle" an
main compassionate towards
tured G.I.s.
The release of three Amer
last month was intended to
the American people that all
oners would be freed when th
ended, according to Dellinge
found his return frustratinE
cause this point seemed to be
ed by both the American F
and the press.
Virginia Warner, a mother
POW from Ypsilanti, opene
event.
"It is insane" to drop bom
-,the Vietnamese people and
ask them to be nice to POWs,
ner said.
Warner called the U.S. gt
ment treatment of POW m'

Dems split on

backing

By CHRIS PARKS about the changes this society sent out a letter two weeks -ago
Some organized defections and needs. He will be an articulate urging party members to stay in
the refusal of certain key city spokesman for our concerns, re- the fold.
Democrats to lend him public sup- gardless of his party." It warns: "The Human Rights
port are hampering the campaign The letter is signed by 14 per- Party is capable of posing a seri-
of Democratic state representative sons including a former dean of ous electoral threat to us . . . They
candidate Perry Bullard. admissions of the Law School, have said 'We're out to smash the
While Bullard himself discounts some past Democratic candidates Democratic party'."
the significance of these problems, for local office, and several Dem- The letter urges its readers to
other observers say his chances in ocra' ic appointees on city com- "work together as Democrats" and
the Nov. 7 election are being hurt. missions. support Bullard.
A group of Democrats-some of Mark Levin, who recently re- It is signed by a number of

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