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Nednesday, March 2, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

Trudell speaks on Indian movement

Mediator halts 'U', GEO may vote on


(Continued from Page 1)"
forum on Native American- Soli-
SELO BLACK Crow, a spiri-
tual leader of the Lakota people,
began with a prayer to honor
Leonard Crow Dog and Peltier.
During the course of his talk, he
held up a sacred pipe. Holding
it aloft for the entire audience to
see, he said, "Custer smoked
the pipe with Indians and said
he'd never go against them."
Bringing the saga up to date,
he continued, "The people who
call this a peace pipe are the
ones who went to Pine Ridge
and flew around in helicopters.
They're still shooting at Pine
Ridge tonight, but you won't
read about it in the papers. I
fear for my people." he said.
Trudell, the chairman of the
American Indian Movement and:
co-ordinator of the Peltier de-
fense committee, took up the
tale of Pine Ridge. "There
comes a time in a man's life -
in a people's life, when you
have to stand un. You can only
t'arn your cheek for so long.,
They have charged Leonard Pel-
tier with murder because he
dared to think he could defend
himself end the ones he loved,"
he said.
Stating that 10,000 rounds . ofj
ammunition were fired, Trude'U
continued with a description of

the incident. "A fire fight tools TRUDELL BEGAN an assault ate structure goes in and rapes
place. A fire fight is usually in- on the American system of val- the earth and destroys the air."
itiated as an act of war. In Pine ues by asking the crowd if they We view the FBI as a military
Ridge, 250 armed agents and were going to sell out and buy arm of the corporate structure.
BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) into the American way of life. Their job is to carry otu the or-
CWAT teams were called in. "I guess the main difference ders," he said. Questioning thet
Leonard Peltier did not kill between us," he continued, is crowd, he asked, "How long canb
those agents. Nobody knows who that your ancestors willingly they get away doing it in yourt
killed them." gave up their culture to become name?"
part of the American Dream. "e
TRUDELL increased the My ancestors said we wanted i "When we look at what Amer-
scope of his subject to encom- to be ourselves. We wanted to ica has to offer, we understand
pass the American system. "The be human beings. My ancestors that if our people are to survive, a
first lie they told you was this taught me to think that way," we must not become what yourj
government was created for the ne said. government wants us to become,a
people. We wonder how you can Focusing on the Indian move- because we will not survive," heo
believe in the Constitution, te n thTu eilIsaidn"emhve Isaid.
S, ment, Trudell staildWe have I'b
Bill of Rights and the Declara- buried more people in the last
tion of Independence, documents five years than any other move- BANGKOK, Thailand (UPI)_
that were written and approved ment in this country. We've More than a million American'
by 'a group of landowners," he been to more courtrooms and combat soldiers served in Viet-
said. watched more of our people, nam and all of them spent timeP
He detailed the exclusion of railroaded off to those f --- ing -coming or going-at the Long;
the majority of the American prisons. We are still here." Binh State Farm.d
people from these documents. bLong Binh Peaceful Dragon
"Women didn't have minds, so "IT'S TIME to evaluate, our- is still run by the army: The
they couldn't vote. Indians were selves," Trudell continued. "Ii Vietnam People's Army.:
the enemy. Blacks were prop- might offend some people. Well, inatheles A ry '
erty. It was the same feudal what offends me is having a In the late '60s and early '70s
system that was sent over from black person called nigger, is it was the headquarters of thec
Europe," Trudell said. having Indian1 women raped in United States Army - Vietnam
"When Nixon committed trea- jails. What offends me is Ameri- USARV.
son, you accepted it. You let can history, poverty and hun-! At any given time moredthan
the FBI cover it up. You let ger. b 50,000 U.S. servicemen and wo-
them hide behind the constitu- Trudell further criticized the men marched, tended battle t
tion," he said. Questioning him- American people, saying, "Most wounds, sweltered in replace-f
self, Trudell continued, "Am I of the people inT America today ment centers or spent time ine
UnAmerican for saying this? are dependent on the people who jail at'Long Binh, once a rub-
Am I a communist, or a radi- continue to oppress us. Every- ber plantation 20 miles from
cal? Or am I a realist?" one sits idly by while the corpor- Saigon.a

AFSCME talks

(Continued from Page
tended period of time"
bargainers ever return
Anderson was more opt
and said he was sure .th
versity would be willing to
a better offer to the uni
at least two or three da3
But, Anderson added,
don't make headway by t
of this week, it looks lik
be out there for a while
he said.
Neff admitted "there is
possibility that (the union)
still be on strike" whe
dents return from their
break on March 14.
"But we're looking at
frame of two weeks," he
"I would hope that the
will assess their attitude
come down to reality."

1) services for which they con-
before tracted with the University, they
to the have a legal right to withold
their rent payments.
imistic Of the over 400 students who
e Uni- have signed up for the rent
make strike, so far, an estimated 140
on "in of them have already paid into
ys.'' the escrow account.
"If we Other student efforts to sup-
he end; port the AFSCME strike yester-
e we'll day were not as successful.
or it,'' huge rally of strike sympathiz-
ers on the Diag at 11 a.m. turn-
a good ed out to be only a handful of
) could students.
n stu-
a time Wheeler
nsa idi

st rike referenu
(Continued from Page 1) ing was held last month before
have done a lot to change peo- the Michigan Employment Re-
pMe's minds." lations Commission (MERC),
GEO filed an unfair labor;but a decision on the matter is
practice charge against the Uni-1 not expected to be handed down
versity last November, accusing
the administration of holding up for atleast another four months.
the signing of the new contract. If MERC's decision is appealed,
that might take another six to
WHEN NEGOTIATIONS broke eight months.
down at that time, the Univer-

sity and the union had reached
agreement on all provisions of
the new contract except one -
the clause determining who was
covered by the contract.
The University has not chal-
lenged the ULP, but rather, has
contended that graduate student
assistants (GSA's) are students,
not employes, and therefore
can't file ULP charges.
An unfair labor practice hear-

EITHER side could file an ap-
peal through the coirt system
after that point.
Members of GEO have
charged the University is trying
to destroy the union by challeng-
ing the status of GSA's.
"We've been working without a
contract for six-seven months,"
Moran explained. "This is clear-
ly an attempt by the University
to break the union."

es and


E has1

arranged for many of its mem-
bers to receive food stamps forE
the duration of the walkout,
further indicating that they may

Mayoral race still wide open


(Continued from Page 1)
in the past, to bring forth some
of the issues that we find to be
most pertinent to the city," she
Even with -this double threat
to his political security, Wheel-
er says he is confident of win-
ning, and points to his record
of streamlining many social ser-
vices provided by the city as
well as better utilizing federal
BUT HE ADDS that the
amount of money the city re-
ceives from the federal govern-
ment does not go very far to-
ward solving one of the cities
most pressing needs - housing.
Since Ann Arbor is a relative-
ly affluent community, it often
loses out in the battle for public
housing funds to cities like De-
trait and Pontiac, says Wheeler.
The shortage of these funds,
in turn, forces less l affluent
residents to look for housing
in other areas.-
Wheeler says he does not
want Ann Arbor to become a
community of just the affluent
and promises to work hard to
free up more federal money to
ease the housing shortage. But,
he cautions, "to even hold out
any great hope of an immedi-
ate increase in the amount of
housing available would be to
create false hopes."
not the solution to the city's
critical shortage of adequate liv-
ing space, says Belchelr. Instead,
the private sector should be able

to build housing in 1-r.P
amounts if the city offered cer-
tain breaks to private develop-
ers, he contends.
A tax, credit would ease the
tax burden on a developer,
greatly reducing the cost of
building, Belcher says. Coupled
with city-sponsored low-interest
loans, a tax credit could result
in a tremendous increase in
rental housing, he adds.
"IF YOU'RE GOING to make
any significant impact on stu-
dent housing at all, you're go-
ing to have to build it in the
form of multiple housing units,"
he says.
Belcher also proposes upgrad-
ing existing housing by hiring
more inspectors and by enforc-
ing city housing ordinances
more strictly. "I'd certainly
beef up the inspection and code
enforcement," he said. I voted
for it last time (on City Coun-
city should take an active role
in the construction of housing
and "should make available
more funds to build housing."
She says she doesn't know
where the city would get the
money to build on its own, but
is against increasing taxes to
raise the funds.
Tax incentives offered to bus-
inesses should also be curtail-
ed, Slaughter adds. She pro-
poses a change in emphasis in
city policy that would not bene-
fit business so much as it would
help many of Ann Arbor's strug-
gling co-ops.,
"I think the city is now in a1

position to give aid to these sort
of special interest groups," she
says, "I don't think it's fair
for the city to constantly be giv-;
ing priorities to businesses when!
'this sort of thing (co-ops) is
providing much more of a s.r-
vice to people who live here."
BUT THE THREE candidates
disagree most violently on theI
conflict between the private au-
'tomobile and mass transit.
The City Planning Dept. staff
last year submitted a plan for
downtown development that in-
cluded plans for five additional}
parking structures by 1990 and'
the widening and improvement
of many surface streets.
The plan has stirred up con-
troversy among city residents
because many charge the plan
subsidizes the use of cars at
the expense of mass transit. Qp-
ponents say the city should up-
grade the Ann Arbor Transpor-
tation Authority (AATA) and'
discourage traffic from already
congested downtown streets.
SLAUGHTER agrees with'
these opponents. "I think that
the priority given to private
automobiles in this town is ab-
surd," she said. "And I think
that if people insist upon rug-
ged individualism and insist up-
on owning their own private au-
tomobiles, then they can just
figure out some way to get their
streets fixed by themselves."
She advocates the improve-
ment of the AATA and the use
of parking on the city's perip-
hery to ease downtown, auto
congestion. She says this would
eliminate the need for any new
parking structures.
Belcher is a strong supporter
of the plan but says he only
sees the need for "two or three"
new parking facilities - one of
them with a bus terminal on;
the ground floor. There is no

way people can be forced out
of their cars, he contends, if'
the public transportation system
is inefficient.
from further expansion, run-
ning buses on a more regular
schedule and adding new lines
would encourage people to use
the AATA more often, Belcher
says. But, he adds, there al-
ways will be a need for the
private car and it is up to the
city to provide that alternative
to people who commute down-
Wheeler deftly sits on the
fence on the issue of parking
and street expansion. He says
he opposes the construction of1
all but one of the parking ga-
rages - and the one he sup-
ports has a bus terminal built-
in on the bottom floor.
While he opposes the expan-
sion of existing roadways, he
says he is a "realist" and must
deal with certain apparent prob-
lems. Therefore, even though he
is against street widening, he
acknowledges the need for im-
But he points out that he al-
ready has ordered the AATA to
begin express commuter routes
during rush hour in an effort
to ease traffic congestion. Perip-
heral parking lots may hold the
promise of solving many of Ann
Arbor's traffic problem in the
future and Wheeler says he will
push for adequate study and
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expect a long siege.
Striking union members have
been told to report to different
area welfare offices at varying
times to apply for the benefits.
However, not all workers are
eligible. For example, the ap-
plicant can own only one ve-
hicle and have no more than
$1,500 in total savings.
eliminate many AFSCME mem-
bers immediately, a union
spokesperson said.
The dormitory rent strike,
which has been developed by
students to place additional fi-
nancial pressure on the Uni-
versity for a "speedy" end to
the walkout, continues to col-
lect participants.
One co-ordinator, Bob Miller
of Alice Lloyd, said last night
that at least $35,000 had been
placed in escrow with the Ann
Arbor Tenants Union.
ORGANIZERS of the rent
strike reason that as long as
students are not receiving the

(Continued from Page 1)
Arbor are owned by Southfield,"
Wheeler joked.
The inspection trip was plan-
ned by the mayor's staff as a
way for him to see firsthand
some of the older housing in the
"I talk to students a lot and
the bitch they have often as not
isn't the rent, it's what you get
for the rent," Wheeler said.
WHEELER SAID houses such
as the one on Oakland had been
brought "up to code" with the
help of federal funds several
years ago, but added that the
current sorry state of some of
those houses - indicated " a
"windfall" for the landlords.
"It'd be interesting to find
out what the rent on these
places was," he added ominous-

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Jury selection
begins in V A trial

(Continued from Page 1)
Philippines, the nurses' home-
land, and some $60,000 has been
raised there for the defense, ac-
cording to a defense spokesper-
The Philippine government
has sent an official observer to
the trial here, Bienvenido LIan-
eta, assistant Philippine consul
general in Chicago.
Pratt confirmed speculation
that the trial could take up to
four months, and he acknowl-
edged the controversy surround-
ing the case.
"BECAUSE of this case and
the publicity it has received,"
Pratt said, "we will not follow
th: ~usual procedure in selecting
a iury."
Prospects sat alone in the jury
box as Pratt spent up to a half
hour asking questions about per-
sonal history, possible preju-
dicesand hardshins that a four-
month trial would cause.
Among subjects receiving sne-
cial attention were nast contact
with Filininos and other Asians,
family rmilitary exnerience in-
clitding VA hosnital treatment
and recollectinns of news renorts
on the case. Some were asked to
ramn'e the newsnaners and tele-
vision and radio stations carry-
ing stories'they heard.
DURING the onestioning the!
jurors faced a blank film screen

that will be used to show inter-
views of witnesses, victims and
other visual evidence. Pratt
asked prospective jurors if they
had ever been hypnotized, allud-
ing to the method the FBI used
to help some victims recall de-
tails of their breathing failures.
As he had earlier indicated,
U.S. Attorney Philip Van Dam
was not in the courtroom when
the session started. He took per-
sonal charge of the case after
Pratt ruled assistants had not
shared FBI evidence with de-
fense lawyers.
Van Dam trimmed several
counts from the indictment, but
he said his three assistants will
handy' the trial duties.
Daily Official Bulletin
Wednesday, March 2, 1977
Day Calendar
WUOM: Panel discussion on courts
as agents of social change, panelists,
Lyle D e n n i s t o n, correspondent
washington Star. Donald Harowitz,
attorney and author of Courts and
Social Policy, andNina Totenberg,
legal correspondent NPR, moderator
Robert Crolich, NPR,'10 a.m.
Ind./Oper.' Eng.: M. Z. Nashed,
"The Role of Cones of Tangents in
Mathematical Programming,"' 229
W.E., 4 p.m.
Guild House: Poetry reading. Car-
olyn Gregory, Genghis, 802 Monroe,
7:30 p.m.
Music School: Varsity Band, Hill
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