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No. 13-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, May 26, 1972


T Cents Twelve Pages

Why hasn't Willow Run run?

"I keep trying to find out what's going on
about Willow Run," said Rep.Raymond Smit
(R-Ann Arbor). "But right now, I'm very, very
much in the dark. Frankly I don't like it."
In February, the Regents asked that Willow
Run Laboratories, which do 60 per cent of the
University's classified research, be divested.
By the end of the calendar year, they said,
the lab should be placed under the control of
a separate agency.
The intention of the University is to make
Willow Run totally independent, thereby re-
solving the long-standing classified debate.
But, three months later, the University is
still searching for the means to divest the
laboratories. Delays at the legislative level
and utter confusion at the administrative level
have combined to complicate the issue.
The University has several options. One plan,
favored by the University and Willow Run of-
ficials would convert the lab into a non-profit,

independent institution. This would necessitate,
however, state funds to carry the institution
through the transition period.
Under another plan, the University would
sell the facilities to a profit-making corpora-
tion. But, according to state officials, the fa-
cilities might be taken from the state, causing
considerable economic loss to the -area.
To make the labs independent, A. Geoff ey
Norman, vice-president for research, says it
needs working capital-a loan until the opera-
tion is self-sufficient. By this method, says
Norman, "it would not be in any way an arm
of the state or the University."
But the state must first be convinced to
loan the necessary funds to start the new
operation. Some legislators feel that the Uni-
versity is "giving in" while others are against
the state having anything to do with classified
Rep. William Copeland (D-Wyandotte) said.
"I think if the University had any guts it
See WILLOW, Page 12

ii.i ....i. ', N. Viets drive

into Kontum;
attack stalled
SAIGON (tP-A North Vietnamese tank and infantry
force fought its way into Kontum City late last night but
was driven back before dawn, U.S. military sources said. A
small communist force was said to still hold parts of the
city, however.
In their first foray in strength into the central high-
lands provincial capital, the North Vietnamese attacked
with seven to eight tanks supported by infantry, between
10 p.m. and midnight, the sources in Pleikuosaid.
In the fighting that ensued, four enemy tanks were
knocked out by missile-firing American helicopters, and
one-third of the infantry force was reported killed, the
sources said.
Initial reports did not say how large the infantry force

-Associated Press
SOUTH VIETNAMESE soldiers along the Northern front at My Chanh north of Hue pound suspected
Communist positions further north.

Moscow summit hung up
on economic negotiations
MOSCOW (A) - President Nix-
on's summit talks with Soviet
leaders snagged on difficult trade
negotiations yesterday but pro-
duced a fifth prearranged agree-
ment - this one to prevent
high seas incidents involving the
two nations' warships.
The American chief executive
held his seventh session with
Kremlin chiefs, talking for two
hours about complex economic
issues which sources conceded
may not be fully resolved dur-
ing the week-long summit.
Then, as a spring rain splat-
tered Moscow's streets, Nixon
and his wife went to the Bol
shoi Theater for an evening pci
formance of the ballet "Swan
Lake." They were accompanied
by Premier Alexei Kosygin sod
President Mikolai Podgorny.
Officials still were aiming foisgigtmro fato
a signing tomorrow of a two-
step accord to curb the nuclear -Associated Press
arms race by limiting strategic PRESIDENT NIXON, flanked by Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin
weapons stidockpiles. But some
See SOVIET, Page 3 applauds a performance of "Swan Lake" at the Bolshoi Theater.

The South Vietnamese were
reported to have lost three
tanks, but there was no early
report on their troop losses.
First reports said the force
attacked from either the south-
east or the southwest, which
meant a fording of the Dak Bla
river which runs around three
sides of the city.
Most of the surviving infantry
withdrew with the tanks, ac-
cording to field reports, but some
were said to have scattered
throughout the city.
Associated Press correspon-
dent David Paine reported from
the highlands that a North Viet-
namese sapper force of about
200 men which quietly infiltrated
the city about dawn yesterday
and occupied an area in the
southwest near the airstrip was
still reported in place. The
South Vietnamese command
claimed that the sappers had
withdrawn, but field reports said
they were still there and had
occupied a former regional
forces compound.
The sappers fired B40 rockets
and other weapons at helicopters
flying over Kontum City, and
one pilot returning early this
morning from Kontum to Pleiku
said he also had received fire.
In Saigon, the U.S. Command
announced that an 06 light
observation helicopter had been
shot dowis with a hand-fired
B40 racket two miles south. of
Kontum and the two crewmen
were missing.
In the air war, U.S. planes at-
See NORTH, Page 7

Afro. Day
Governor William Milliken, in
conjunction with the Afro-
American Cultural Development
Foundation, has declared Satur-
day, May 27, as Afro-American
Afro-American Day is design-
ed to recognize the contributions
of blacks while promoting their
contemporary need for solidarity
and community involvement.
The day will be celebrated
with a fair in Detroit at the cor-.
ner of Woodward and Mack
Avenues. The day's activities will
consist of "community leader-
ship" workshops. There will also
be booths displaying books and
movies about blacks and art
work by blacks from the Detroit
area. There is no admission
charge for the fair which runs
from 10 am. to sevens p.m.
At eight pisi therc will be a
musical entitled Talkin' About
Love across the street at Orches-
tra Hall. The musical which is
produced by local black actors
and directors expresses the im-
portance of intra-racial coopera-

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