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Anti-war actions continue
localacross he nation

Street scene
A common local drama occurs as one of the city's seemingly
ubiquitous police officers tickets yet another unfortunate motorist.

U issues guti eliees
for Hill Aud. rental
Following the controversy last month over renting Hill Audi-
torium to the Friends of the Rainbow People (FRP. the University
has issued a new set of rental regulations.
The rules include the old prohibitions against smoking and
eating except in the outer lobbies and consumption of alcohol.
Pets will not be allowed within the building, and the renters will
have to supply security personnel at their own expense at events.
In addition, the new regulations also state that "Attendance
at the event shall be limited to adults, college students, or child-
ren accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult
Richard Kennedy, secretary of the University, said in explanation
of the age regulations that "one on the problems has been with
youngsters about 14 or 15 who enter the auditorium and then
open the side doors, giving free access to their friends."
Aside from vandalism and wall defacement, Kennedy said that
the overriding provocation for the new regulations and stricter
enforcement was the fire hazard from smoking.
Last month the University denied the use of Hill Aud. to FRP.
President Robben Fleming said at that time that the decision was
in response to "massive violations of the -law particularly with
regard to the use of marijuana," at the last Rainbow Party
sponsored event. the "Free John Sinclair" rally on Dec. 10.
To rent Hill to FRP, Fleming said, would put the University
in the "position of condoning illegal acts."
See 'U', Page 12

Widespread demon-
strations against President
Nixon's latest actions in In-
dochina continued yester-
day as anti-war activities of
significant scope occurred in
23 states and the District of
Locally, about ten carloads of
anti-war protesters attempted to
slow traffic at Detroit Metro-
politan Airport yesterday after-
noont. The protesters successfuoi-
ly backed up traffic at several
points. Over fifty state troopers
arriving at the airport, issued
traffic tickets hot modetn ar-
The People Against the Air
War has called a rally at 5:00
today in front of City Hall.
Other plans for local action in-
clude an open meeting on Tues-
day at 7:30 in the Student Ac-
tivities Building and a Diag
rally next Friday to celebrate
Ho Chi Minh's birthday.
Meanwhile, protests continued
around the country.
Amherst College President
John Williams Ward, his wife,
and Cornelia Mendenhall, wife
of Smith College President
Thomas Mendenhall, w e r e
among 300 demonstrators ar-
rested yesterday who blocked
traffic at Westover Air Force
Base. Nearly a score of Amherst
faculty members also were takers
into custody.
At Penn State University yes-
terday 500 protesters turned an
anti-war demonstration into a
victory celebration after Lt. Gov.
Ernest Eline agreed to close the
Ordinance Research Lab, which
is used for war-related projects,
for the next thre days.
Demonstrators forced t h e
United Nations to close its New
York headquarters to visitors
yesterday by chaining them-
See WAR, Page 12

POLICE ARREST an anti-war protester yesterday on the Uni-
versity of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis as lines of helmeted
police keep the crowd off the street.
House OK's ike
WASHINGTON , - The House yesterday approved a
two-step increase in the minimum wage to $2 an hour, re-
jecting a proposal to make the jump immediately and ex-
tend coverage to 5.8 million additional workers.
The bill passed by the douse would raise the present
$1.60 minimum to $1.80 within two months after enact-
ment, and to $2 a year later.
Lower rates would be set for teenagers and farm
The measure goes to the Senate where a bill raising
the minimum to $2.20 an
hour this year and expand- e
ing the coverage is awaiting rirmntouav
final action by the Senate
Labor Committee.t11
T h e H o u s e v o te w a s v ic to r y p o u u t i onfmacoo
for the administration and a
setback for the Democsratle
leadership, which had made the
$2 minimum now, and the ex-
tension of coverage to govern- EL PASO, Tex. (M) - A state
ment employes and household District Court judge yesterday
domestics a key part of its leg- enjoined the American Smelting
islative program, and Refining Co. from emitting
The Democratic leadership dangerous levels of heavy metals
expects the senate to pass a into the atmosphere above the
much-more generous bill, bring- city and ordered the firm to im-
ing in millions of new workers plement some $750,000 worth of
and raising the minimum to at pollution control improvements.
least $2 this year. An effort will
be made to accept some of the Judge C. R. Schulte also order-
Senate provisions when the two ed the firm to pay $100,000 in
houses hold a conference to penalties and court courts and
work out a compromise. to pay all medical expenses of
'aiiiilnriiirsX-wins 'sign-1'vers

McGovern asks for aid to the elderly

(Continued from Page 1)
McGovern also attacked the
"injustice" of the country's tax
structure, and blasted Nixon for
his conduct of the Indochina
McGovern said U.S. Steel made
$154 million net profits in 1971.
and did not pay a dime of fed-
eral income tax. "That is a
situation that must be changed,"
he said.
On the war, McGovern said
there were only two reasons that
the United States is staying in
Vietnam. The first is to save
face for President Nixon, and
the second is to keep General
Thieu in power.
"Keeping Thieu in office," de-
clared the Senator, "is not
worth the life of one additional
American or Vietnamese."
"As for saving face," he con-
tinued, "it is time to stop try-
ing to save face and start try-
ing to save lives."
"In summary," McGovern
said, "I say it is time to stop
bombing Asians and start build-
ing America."
McGovern's Flint appearance
was attended by some 200 mem-
bers of the retiree's chapter and
about 300 placard toting h i g h
school and elementary school
The retirees seemed mostly in
favor of McGovern. Lloyd Eck-
enrod, the 79 year old president
of the retirees chapter said he
supports McGovern because
"he's the first one of the can-
didates who will talk about the
plight of the retirees."
August Alein, 76, worked for

General Motors for 53 years -
since he was 13 years old. He
likes McGovern because "Mc-
Govern's trying to help the re-
McGovern, who later in the
day visited the Detroit Diesel
plant, is making a big drive for
labor votes in Michigan.
The. bluecollar vote is t n e
source of much Wallace strength,
and McGovern would 'tike to tap
some of that ballot power.
Referring to Wallace, Mc-
Govern said, "anyone can s a y
they are fed up with things in
this country. That's easy. It's

harder to give specific solu-
ti ns."
McGovern denied . that he has
been afraid to "take on" Wal-
lace in Michigan or that Mich-
igan will provide a critical test
of his ability to beat Wallace.
"I beat Wallace in Wisconsin,"
the senator said. "And I'm here
in Michigan to take him on
McGovern discounted busing as
a major issue in the Michigan
primary. "I can't believe that
this election will be decided on
the issue of busing. The war, not
the school bus, is killing people."


Voters to decide lottery fate
By MARCIA ZOSLAW That lottery sells 4.6 million extending gambling to private
The state could gain a badly- tickets a week and expects to casinos in Michigan."
needed $60 million for schools net $60 million this year. "I don't have any private
and public institutions if voters The Michigan bill, jointly in- feelings one way or the other,"
approve an amendment to the tioduced by 72 House members, declared Representative Louis
state constitution legalizing gov- proposes establishing a five- Cramton (R-Midland) yester-
ernment - supervised gambling. member state lottery commis- day. He added that "it's a ques-
The proposal will appear on the sion and an initial financing of tion of how badly we need the
presidential primary ballot next 1.5 million. While the commis- extra money" and that revenue
Tuesday. sion would lay down the broad might be better gained by cut-
If approved, the amendment outline of the program, much backs in "unnecessary" spending
would give the state legislature leeway would be given to the such as the proposed new state
power to proscribe the form of lottery director. capitol.
legal lotteries. According to The second bill, to be intro- "The lottery is just another
Representative Bob Traxler (D- duced by Traxler next week, way of getting dough without
Bay City) legislators are so permits charities to sponsor the voters screaming," Cramton
confident the proposal will be bingo games to raise revenue. said.
approved that two bills are "I believe there is overwhelm- Opponents of the amendment
presently underway to delineate ing support to pass the propps- have argued that the state could
what gambling is permissible: al," said Representative Ray- raise $60 million more easily
The first bill calls for a 50- mond Smit (R-Ann Arbor) yes- through increasing taxes. A one-
cent ticket weekly lottery simi- terday. He added that "close half per cent tax hike, for ex-
lar to the New Jersey lottery, controls are needed to avoid See MAY, Page 12

chidren found With high levels
of metal in their blood.
The ruling climaxed three
months of courtroceedings is
which the defense offered no
The judge's order which was
agreed to by both sides followed
three days of close-door nego-
The pollution suit, which the
state said was the first of its
kind ever brought to trial, wae
brought by the city and the
Texas attorney generril.
Under the court agreement
the smelting firm and the city
will jointly monitor emissions
from the firm's stack to deter-
mine if further violations art
A $30,000 escrow fund alst
must be established by America
Smelting under the ruling. Fine
will be paid from the fund i
further violations are found.

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