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May 18, 1971 - Image 3

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Con usion
0 Despite the March referendum vote
which established a Rackham student
government. confusion over the status of
graduate student government on campus
Graduate Assembly (GA >. which has
long been considered as a representative
f body for graduate students, was declar-
ed dissolved in April by Central Stu-
dent Judiciary (CSJ), but GA's status
nevertheless remains ambiguous.
It appears, in fact, that the two or-
ganizations may be able to work together
in harmony, based on their differing con-
ceptions of their respective roles. GA
appears to see itself as a federation of
various graduate and professional school
student governments, while the Rackham

continues on grad government
goversnment views itself as the repre- resignation of Michael Knox Grad., and ness to cooperate with GA in the form-
sentative body for Rackham students. indicated her willingness to consult with ulation of the proposed federation and
Tentative plans are currently being RSG in making the appointment. on other issues concerning both groups.
formulated for a Constitutional Conven- Contacted yesterday, Bommersbach Currently, GA and RSG are sharing of-
tion of Graduate Assembly for this Fall. said, "We hope to contact all 11 grad- fice accommodations in the Rackham
In smite of the CSJ action against GA, uate schools to invite their participation building.
members and officers are pursuing "busi- in the convention and to solicit t he i r RSG developed out of action taken last
ness as usual" in an attempt to create assistance in formulating the new fed- year against GA. Spearheading the action
a more viable and creative organization. eration." was philosophy grad Michael Davis who
According to GA president Jana Bom- Bommersbach noted that the 11 grad- initiated a suit brought against GA by
mersbach, the purpose of the convention uate and professional schools mentioned the Law School Student Senate, the Ex-
will be the creation of a graduate stu- include the new Rackham Student Gov- ecutive Committee of Philosophy Grad-
dent government federation, outlined by ernment created in the March Student uate Students, John Koza. Grad., in
GA officers earlier this Spring. Government Council elections. As hoped computer and communication science,
Bommersbach also reported that GA by both GA and Rackham officers, the and Davis.
has been asked by the Senate Advisory two organizations have been pursuing The suit, filed with CSJ, charged GA
Committee on University Affairs cooperative efforts between themselves with being undemocratically constituted
(SACUA) to appoint a student repre- in an attempt to resolve their differences. and unrepresentative of graduate stu-
sentative to the Classified Research Com- Newly elected RSG president Don Fox dents.
mittee to fill the vacancy created by the has expressed his organization's willing- See GRAD, Page 10

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Partly cloudy and mild.
chance of thundershowers

Tuesday, May 18, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
NA R U.S. to consult
NATO allies on

ER TS!!!
"ERTS," the Earth Resources Technology Satellite, is the subject of this Nati
and Space Administration exhibit at Rackham Auditorium. The exhibit is there
international symposium on remote sensing which began yesterday,
Daily to stop sellii
aborton referral

v troop reductions
WASHINGTON ()-- A State Department spokesman
said last night the United States will consult its NATO
allies on the Soviet Union's offers to discuss a mutual re-
duction of military forces in Europe.
Press Officer Charles Bray said that U.S. Ambassador
Jacob Beam in Moscow met with Soviet Foreign Minister
Andrei Gromyko yesterday on instructions from Secretary
i of State William Rogers.
"Mr. Gromyko then confirmed that the Soviet govern-
ment was prepared to discuss
Oasl ToGottiie force reductions and expressed
interest in further exchanges on B QM O H n OR
this matter," Bray said. R ii~ O d t
anal Aeronautics "Our ambassador stated that
as part of an the United States would now con-
sult lurther with our allies in s e s b i
light of the Soviet response and
the United States and NATO
studies" since 1191 on mutual and reduction
balanced reduction of forces in
State Department officials said Detroit U.S: District J u d g e
Gromyko reconfirmed Soviet Damon Keith said yesterday he
willingness to discuss troop re- will "take under advisement" a
ductions. He also expressed a motion by defense attorney
preference for discussions of mu- Buck Davis to reduce the $100,-
tual and balanced force reduc- 000 bond on Rainbow People's
tions to take place in a form out- Party leader Pun Plamondon.
side of a conference on European Plamondon is being held on
scrtthey said. conspiracy charges stemming
o changes in ad- The United States previously from the 196 8bombing of the
adopted by The had objected to linking troop re- Ann Arbor offices of the Central
staff. duction to a European security Intelligence Agency.
a group of Uni- conference. Keith promised he would rule
yhad requested State Department authorities on the motion by the end of this
not publish ad- also stressed that the "clear will- week. Meanwhile, Plamondon
the commercial ingness" of the Soviet Union to remains in jail, where he h a s
it is also pos- open discussions on mutual force awaited trial for nine months.
abortion referral withdrawals renders it inadvis- The Party contends that since
rough non-profit able for the United States to dis- Plamondon cannot afford t h e
such as the Uni- card a negotiating chance by de- $100,000 bond, it violates t h e
Service, the Of- ciding unilaterally to ohdraw 'sti on by forcing him to
LY, Page 10 troops from Europe.sTy ini


In the midst of widespread
controversy concerning the op-
eration of commercial abortion
referral agencies, The Daily has
decided to stop selling advertis-
ing to such firms.
In a statement yesterday,
Daily Business Manager James
Storey cited several reasons for
refusing to accept any further
abortion referral advertising.
Any advertising for abortion,
Storey explained, violates the
"literal language" of a pro-
vision in Michigan's criminal
The state law Storey referred
to makes abortion advertising a
misdemeanor punishable by up
to one year imprisonment or a
fine of up to $500.
Section '750.34 of the crim-
inal code states in part: ".
the owner, publisher or manag-
er of any newspaper . . . w h o
shall advertise in any manner
.. any means whatever where-
by abortion (may be) produced,
shall be guilty of a misdemean-
or, punishable by imprisonment
in the county jail not more than
one year or by a fine of n o t
more than five hundred dollars."
As additional justification of
The Daily's decision, Storey cit-
ed the policy set recently by the
two largest papers in the state-
the Detroit Free Press and the
Detroit News - both of which
have decided to accept no fur-

ther advertising for abortion re-
Before discontinuing its ac-
ceptance of abortion referral
advertising, the News sent a
team of reporters to New York
to investigate the agencies in
question. As a result of its re-
porters' findings, it decided to
accept no further advertise-
ments from these firms.
Last spring, The Dily also re-
ported an investigation of the
abortion referral business, bu t

at that time, r
vertising were
Daily business
In addition,
versity womer
that The Dail
vertising for
agencies since
sible to obtain
at no cost th
versity Health
See DAl

ie conspiracy Lrla of ra-
mondon and party leaders John
Sinclair and Jack Forrest h as
been stalled since Jan. 25, when
Judge Keith ruled that Presi-
dent Nixon and Attorney Gen-
eral John Mitchell had violated
the constitution by authorizing
wiretaps on Plamondon with-
out having first obtained a war-
Keith further ruled the gov-
ernment had to turn over (to
Plamondon> for inspection all
illegally obtained information.
On Jan..27, Mitchell said the
government could not comply
with the order "for security rea-
sons." He also announced t h e
ruling would be appealed.
The government contention
in the CIA bombing case is that
this power extends to domestic
groups or individuals who the
Attorney General believes are
engaged in activity which pre-
sents a threat to the security of
the government.

time to sow,, a time to pl ow
Ken Hughes relives a bygone era, hitching his team of mules to a relic plow near Athens, Mich., to
turn his neighbor's farmland. Hugh's son tags along in the background.

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