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Editors defy

People's Park in Berkeley. California,
where in May, 1969 a student was shot to
death in a bloody clash between police
and students, has once more become a
scene of heated controversy.
Three editors of the University of Cali-
fornia's student newspaper have been
ousted from their positions by the paper's
board of publications and charged with
' several violations of the University's code
of conduct because of an editorial that
called for the "retaking" of People's Park.
Despite the board's decision, the staff of
the Daily Californian decided unanimous-
ly to keep the three editors.
People's Park, a University-owned but
4 unused lot, became a center of controversy

two years ago when the Universi
fence around it and prevented it
the students and street peopleN
sodded it, planted grass, trees and
and used it as apark.
By a 7-to-4 vote Tuesday, the
adrAinistration - appointed Pub
Board decided to oust three of th
for their "irresponsibility" int u
action which did not take into acc
safety of lives and property-a
the board considered as potentiall
as the police-student clash that
two years ago when students trie
take" the park.
Chairman of the Publication,
Dean Edwin Bayley of thet
School of Journalism, said after T
decision, "The gravity of our ac

ty put a will not be nearly as great a
s use by of the editorial itself."
who had Members of the paper's st
flowers. say that in editorials subseque
calling for the "retaking",
paper's they repeatedly urged that
ilications avoided. On Saturday, follow
e editors lication of the editorial on T
rging an 11, a disturbance occurred at
count the sulting in 43 arrests.
n action The newspaper's managingr
y violent Blodgett, was barred from to
occurred ture position on the paper's st
d to "re- page editor, Dave Dozier an
of the editorial board, Fra
s Board, were only suspended from t
Graduate on the editorial board.
'uesday's By the unanimous decision'
tion here staff, however, it was deci

keep jobs
as the effects editors would continue in their positions,
and that the authority of the Publishers
aff, however. Board to control the newspaper a ould be
ent to the one rescinded.
of the park. Last night the Board issued an ultima-
violence be tum giving the newspaper's staff until
ving the pub- Monday to acknowledge -the authority of
'uesday, May the Board and their decision to suspend
the park re- the three editors. Failure to acknowledge
the ultimatum would result in suspension
editor, James of publication of the Daily Californian.
aking any fu- "I assume the staff will maintain the
aff. Editorial same decision reached earlier by a urani-
ad a member mons decision to keep the three editors."
n Hawthorne declared Jim Blodgett last night after the
heir positions ultimatum was issued.
A spokesman said the newspaper has
of the paper's outside sources of money to continue pub-
ded that the lication if the University cuts off its funds.

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Fair to partly cloudy,
chance of frost

Friday, May 21, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
55~yi 9Leingrad Jew
prnounce gulI

SOVIET IMMIGRANTS in Jerusalem yesterday protest the con-
viction of nine Soviet Jews in Leningrad on attempted air hi-
jacking charges. The nine-day closed court trial ended with
sentences ranging from one to 10 years.
New war protests set
as HISC investi ates
The People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, one of the sponsors
of the "Mayday" demonstrations in Washington three weeks ago, has
called for further action in June.
Activities this time are planned to center around war and poverty
related legislation currently pending in Congress.
One of the major objectives set by the group is support for a
filibuster in the Senate on the two-year draft extension bill.
A group of Senators, led by Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), has an-
nounced their intention of talking the bill to death by preventing it
from coming to a vote before the June 30 expiration date for the
current draft authorization.
The People's Coalition is planning support for the effort by at-
tempting to persuade other Senators not to vote to end the filibuster.
A two-thirds vote is required to shut off debate and force action
on a bill before the Senate.
In the House of Representatives the group hopes to lend support
to an effort, initiated by nine representatives, to ratify the People's
Peace Treaty.
Meanwhile in Washington Richard Ichord's House Internal Secur-
ity Committee HISC), formerly the House Un-American Activities
Committee (HUACs, is continuing its investigations of two anti-war
groups which organized demonstrations in the Nation's Capital in
April and early May.
An investigator testified that three'alleged Communists signed
checks on behalf of the two groups.
The anti-war groups say they plan to sue the committee for
"illegal seizure of bank records."

By The Associated Press
Nine Jews who had hoped to
emigrate to Israel were con-
victed in Leningrad yesterday on
charges stemming from an at-
tempted air hijacking. They re-
ceived sentences ranging frona
cne to 10 years at hard labor.
Tass news agency said tie
sentences read out by Chief
Judge Nina Isakova were greeted
with "general approval" in th
Attendance at the trtal was by
written invitation only f r o m
Judge Isakova.
Thus the nine day t'il enied
as it began, in virtal secrecy.
although Tass coanuted all
along it was an open pr'oceduo.
'After a 1' week open trit
in Leningrad," Tass reported,
"the court has passed sentence
on a group of criminals."
A sentence of 10 yeats was
given Gilya Butman, 3o-year-od
engineer described by tse epr-
secution as one of the originators
of the plan to fly 12 persons out
of the Soviet Union in a hijacked
aircraft on June 15 sod maake
their way to Israel.
Viktor Shtilbans. 30, a doe or,
got the lightest sentence--a year.
The 12 persons, tried and con-
victed last December, wert ar-
rested on the tarmac of Lenin-
grad's Smolnoye Airport before
they could reach , the . 12-seat
plane. In all, 23 others were at-
rested that day or soon after-
ward, indicating the police had
advance knowledge of thE at
Lev Yagman, one of the men
convicted Thursday, was arrested
in Odessa on June 15.Odessa is
about 1,2001 miles frons Lenin-
The thrust of the official arga-
ment as reportedrby Tasswas
that the nine were in court as
accomplices in the hiijck' pre-
paration, but Tass said one de-
fendant, Viktor Boguslavsky, had
no knowledge of the plans.
Some, if not all-Teass never
made it clear-were also accgsed
of spreading "anti-Soviet slan-
der," a charge that apuarently
drew Boguslavsky into the net
What the "slander" consisted of
was never reported.
Israeli Absorption Minister
Nathan Peled, addressing a pro-
test rally, described the court de-
cision as a "criminal verdict."

-Associated Press
BOBBY SEALE, national chairman of the Black Panther Party
is shown on his way from Montville State Prison in Montville,
Conn. to New Haven, Conn. yesterday. The Superior Court jury
in New Haven began its deliberations Wednesday in the trial of
Seale and Ericka Huggins who are charged in the 1969 slaying
of party member Alex Rackley.
Panther jurors heiar

NEW HAVEN, Conn. i(P' -Thi
jury pondering capi'al chargas
against Black Panther Chairman
Bobby Seale and Erika Huggims
returned to the courtroom yester-
day for a lengthy rereading (fl
testimony by Seale's codefendat't.
Judge Harold M. Mulvey of
Superior Court approved tse
jury's request to have the tran-
script of Huggins' 21' daya of
testimony reread. Huggins' testi-
mony covers 500 pages of the
4,500-page transcript.
Mulvey also said the fiv black
and seven white jurors may hear
the tape recorded interrogation

of Alex Rackley, who ws nues-
tioned and tortured a 'he !,)cal
Pantherheadquarters and then
taken to a swampy river bed 20
miles away and killed two yeats
ago Friday.
Seale and Huggins are charged
with kidnaping resulting in death
and aiding and abetting murder
in the Rackley slaying--nffens'
that could bring the death petat-
ty. They also are chatrged whita
conspiracy to kidnap and to mu-
At one point Thursday, the
jury asked for a list of possible
verdicts in her case, and Mulvey
returned a list of 13.

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