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May 10, 1972 - Image 7

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Wednesday, May 14, 1972


Page Seven

Wednesday, May 10, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Head of Model
Cities retained
City Council yesterday unanimously approved a mea-
sure to retain Herbert Wingo as director of the Model Cities
program, and to form a committee to delineate his and the
program's policy board's responsibilities.
The decision came in response to a recommendation for
Wingo's dismissal, submitted to Council by the policy board.
Ezra Rowry, the board's chairman, attributed the re-
commendation to "irresponsibilities and negligence . . .
insubordination." The Board's most important concern,
Rowry stated, was Wingo's failure to submit the program's
yearly plan of action to the
Department of Housing and
Urban Development on Soledad
Mayor Robert Harris com-
mented that the allegations
"consist of Wingo's resistance to
efforts by the Board to usurp
the power of the director."
Councilwoman Nancy Wechsler
HRP-Second Ward also expres- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (A') -
sed feelings that "the charges Soledad Brother John Clutchette
were insufficient to warrant was granted parole yesterday,
dismissal" of Wingo. effective next Nov. 13, the Cali-
Councilman Norris Thomas fornia Adult Authority annousced.
D-First Ward introduced an Clutchette, 29, was sent to pris-
amendment to the dismissal re- o u i h19teo29,rgasy -
commendation,u toplace Wingo on in 1900 for bary.
on probation until August 11 In 1970, a few months before
The proposal also called for a his scheduled release, he was
committee to be formed, which charged along with two other
would "delineate responsibilities blac kinmates, -George Jackson
of the Model Cities director and and Fleets Drumgo, with the
the policy board." murder of a white guard at Sole-
The committee would be com- dad prison. The three then be-
posed of six members: Council- came known as the Soledad
men Jerry DeGrieck and Lloyd Brothers.
Fairbanks, Ezra Rowry, Wingo Earlier this year a San Fran-
and two other members of the cisco jury acquitted Clutchette
program, and Drumgo.
Thomas' proposal was amend- In the Angela Davis murder-
ed by DeGrieck leaving out the kidnap-conspiracy trial, the state
plan for putting Wingo on sus- contends she wanted to free
pension, Jackson and the other Soledad

Oasiy--Denny Gainer
Fishbowl trashing!.
These windows in the Fishbowl area of Mason Hall are among the six smashed yesterday morn-
ing- by vandals. University officials say the damage, estimated at $2,000 is of undetermined cause.
Trotter House gutted b ire
damage curtails activities

A center for black students
was seriously damaged last Sun-
day evening by a severe fire.
The . University-owned Trotter
House, located at the corner of
East University Ave. and South
University Ave., was converted
into a black student center last
fall. Under the direction of Dr.
Charles Kidd, assistant vice-
president for student services,
the house was used to accom-
modate meetings, lectures, and
social events. It also provided
counseling facilities and auxil-
iary housing for black students.
The fire was discovered at ap-
proximately 7:10 p.m. by stu-
dents -finishing an informal Sun-
day dinner. The students smel-
led smoke in the basement, and
the building was evacuated im-
mediately. An attempt to ex-
tinguish the blaze with fire ex-
tinguishers proved unsuccessful.
A defective gas water heater
in the basement is believed to
have caused the fire, " which
spread quickly upward through
the rest of the house. Estimat-
ed to be about 65 years old, the
house had been constructed with-
out fire stops, making it ex-
tremely difficult to contain the
blaze. The flames spread up
through the rafters and became
trapped in the attic.

About 17 firemen with 5 pires
of equipment, supervised by As-
sistant Fire Chief Fred Schmid,
extinguished the fire, which
blazed for about an hour and a
half. Two firemen were treated
for excessive smoke inhalotion
and another incurred a hind in-

Acquired by the University in
1921, the 15 room, three-story
house was formerly used as a
home economics building for the
University high school and later
became a center for urban edu-

Indians call

In a Diag scene last month, 20
juniors stood bowed in a line and
allowed themselves to be doused
with red brick dust. The new
"redskins" were then duly in-
itiated into the Michigamua hon-
orary society.
Although this ceremony has in
the past been viewed as one of
the campus rites of spring, this
year it provoked a civil rights
suit. A local Indian group filed a
complaint Monday with the Mich-
igan Civil Rights Commission,
c h a r g i n g Michigamua with
Michigamua, an all-male so-

ciety, was formed in'
ognize student leade
football captains ar
government leaders. A
John Feldkamp, ana
society's purpose ini
ing Indians is "not
them but to honor
tradition of the area.'
However Vicky Ba:
a leader of the
American I n d i a n s
which filed the comp
this symbolic recognit
ing." "What if theyv
some other type of
and caricaturing th
Barner adds that n
represents practically

1902 to rec- attention paid to the Indians on of1
rs such as campus. "The University has no L
nd student Indian studies and no Indian ans
according to counseling or recruiting," she tion
advisor, the says. dia
impersonat- In another development of M
to degrade campus Indian affairs, Indian ing
the Indian Paul Johnson, Grad, last week legg
" filed a default against the Uni- lasi
rner, Grad, versity, declaring that it has not cas
30-member yet adequately responded to a jur
Unlimited suit Johnson had filed last cod
laint, calls August. die
ion "insult- The suit contends that the Uni- ma
were taking versity owes the Chippewa, Ot- Ah
nationality tawa, and Potowatomy tribes day
hem?" she money and increased educational J
opportunities for the land those whi
Michigamua Indians gave to establish the col- pen
y the only lege under the Ft. Meigs Treaty the

ast month Johnson finished
wering interrogatories ques-
ning his validity as a true In-
n representative.
leanwhile, just before receiv-
the default notice, University
al advisor Roderick. Danne
t week sought to transfer the
e from state to federal court
isdiction. "The United States'
e provides for exclusive juris-
tion for such claims as being
de in this case," Danne said.
earing is scheduled next Mon-
to settle the jurisdiction.
ohnson opposed the move,
ich he said involves more ex-
se as well as further stalling


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