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The Michigan D
Wilmington
7~ t
10 member
warns
against gov 't
By SARA ANSPACH
Calling the United States court
system "racist," Joe Wright, a mem-
ber of the Wilmington 10, told an
audience of 12 at Trotter House Monday
night that U.S. citizens cannot trust
federal or state governments.
Wright made the comments at a
meeting of the National Alliance Again-
st Racial and Political Oppression.
"LIFE IN THIS country is a constant
danger, and you never know what is
going to happen," said Wright, who
cited numerous cases of criminal in-
justice in his talk.
Wright, who is currently out on
parole, is one of the group of nine black
men and one white woman who were
convicted of fire bombing and con-
spiracy in Wilmington, North Carolina
in 1972.
North Carolina Gov. James Hunt has
refused to pardon the Wilmington 10,
but did reduce their sentences and now
nine are out on parole. The tenth, Rev.
Benjamin Chavis, remains in prison,
and according to Wright, is in "very
serious jeopardy" of losing his life.
WRIGHT READ from a United
Nations report, entitled "Human
Rights Violations in the United States,"
which told of the allegedly improper
medical treatment and care Chavis
received in prison last summer when
his appendix ruptured. According to the Ph
report, Chavis was not allowed to see a THIS IRONIC SIGN rests on a police car during the aftermath of the violen-.
doctor until two days after he first suf- ce which flared in San Francisco following the verdict in the controversial
fered severe abdominal pains. Dan White case. By yesterday morning, city crews had cleaned up most of
"America has a yey bad habit of the debris from glass doors and windows broken by demonstrators at city
See WILMINGTON, Page 10 hall Monday night.

ly-Wednesday, May 22, 1979-Page 3
urors
explain
verdict in
White case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jurors,
whose manslaughter verdict in the
trial of the man accused in the
Moscone-Milk slayings spurred a
mob to storm City Hall and torch a
dozen police cars, said there was no
basis for a first-degree murder con-
viction. But Mayor Dianne Feinstein
disagreed.
"I found Harvey's body. I tried to
get a pulse. Like many others, I
know what I saw," Feinstein said
during a news conference called
yesterday to appeal to the com-
munity to refrain from violence. She
was referring to Supervisor Harvey
Milk, a homosexual, who was shot
last Nov. 27 along with Mayor
George Moscone at City Hall.
JURY FOREMAN George Min-
tzer, in a copyright interview repor-
ted yesterday in the San Francisco
Examiner, said jurors originally
agreed to keep silent about
deliberations in the trial of Dan
White. But, he said, television news
reports of a riot Monday night by a
crowd made up largely of
homosexuals made him realize he
had to explain the voluntary man-
slaughter verdict.
"No one could come up with any
evidence that indicated
premeditation," a factor required in
first-degree murder, Mintzer told
the newspaper. "We ruled it out
quickly...
See JURORS, Page 10

Ed school's minority office

BY BETH PERSKY
The Office of Minority' Affairs of the School of
Education may close this summer, if an advisory
committee approves a proposal made by the school's
dean.
Education Dean Joan Stark's plan would replace the
two part-time graduate student assistants, currently
employed in the office with one full-time counselor un-
der the school's Office of Academic Services.
STARK SAID she proposed this change because of
the "expense of a separate office" and the "uncertain-
ty" of the present'office's "impact on recruiting."
Office of Minority Affairs Director Peter Bunton said
if the office does not receive funding for the summer
term, students won't be able to get assistance for Fall
today
Spend a lot, save a little
The rising cost of groceries is a little less painful
as Kroger's at the Georgetwon Mall on Packard Rd.
The store prints coupons for various Ann Arbor
establishments on the back of its register tape. One
recent receipt carried coupons for Loveland Auto
Suppoly, Dom Bakeries, and DJ's Pizza. Kroger's
management was unavailable for comment. the
grocery bill is not so harsh when you can savea few
pennies in the end.
Support your local anti-nukes
Ann Arbor City Council Monday night approved
a resolution 6- to 3 to urge Ann Arborites who oppose
'nuclear power to join the anti-nuke protest near-

term, and the office won't begin recruiting activities
for the 1979-80 academic year.
The Office of Minority Affairs recruits minority
students on the graduate level and provides academic
counseling.
"WE HAVE two offices, both performing the same
functions," said Stark. "It is not that minority students
can't use the other office."
Bunton disagrees. "In essence, she's taking the of-
fice away," he said. "Students will not com- to the OAS
for assistance."
Last month, Stark formed an advisory committee
composed of William Cash, assistant to the president of
the University, education professors Charles Moody,
Betty Morrison, and Sigrid Hutcheson, and Bunton, to
research the functions of the Office of Minority Affairs.
BUNTON SAID Stark had made her recommenda-

may close
tion without a final report from the committee, which
is still reviewing the office.
"She's doing this without any information at this
point," said Bunton.
Stark, however, said she intends to meet with the
committee for its input and approval of her plan.
STARK ALSO said she had not waited for a report
from the advisory committee "because Bunton was
pressing" her to make a decision.
She said she suggested hiring a professional coun-
selor soon so Bunton wouldn't "be started on a track he
wouldn't finish."
Bunton said he and Rodriguez are working this term
on a volunteer basis, without formal indication of
whether they will receive any payment. Stark claimed
the office was not authorized to operate for Spring
term.

Monroe June 2. The resolution, introouced by Coun-
cil member Earl Greene (D-Second Ward), was not
a vote against nuclear power but a recognition of
peaceful protest as a vehicle for expressing concern
over nuclear energy, according to an Arbor Alliance
member.
Happenings ...
... begin at noon with a Commission for Women
meeting in Room 2549, LSA Building ... also at
noon, the Music at Mid-week program in the Pen-
dleton Arts Information Center in the Michigan
Union features pianist Akiko Matsuo ... the
University Academy of Sciences will present a
speech by Paul Michael Santo on the "Similarities
Between the Sumarian and Magyar Languages" in
Aud. A. in Angell Halat 1 p.m.-.HenneNasir,

president of Bir Zeit University on Israel's West
Bank, will speak on the closing of that University at
7 p.m. in the Kunzel Room in the Michigan
Union ... the Ann Arbor Cleft Palate Parents
Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Education Center,
Room 1, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Call 668-6068
or 973-9867 for more information ... again at the
Pendleton Arts Information Center and again at 8
p.m., Daniel Foster will perform on the violin.
On the outside
Don't forget your raincoat this morning, because
there's a 30 per cent chance of rain. The whole day
will be depressingly cloudy, with scattered showers
in the morning. The high temperature-mid-60s;
the l ow,-in the 40s. Better luck tomorrow.

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