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Wednesday May26, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
Peace groups plan renewed activity
By CHRIS PARKS celebrations and the anniversary of the One person attending the meetings
formation of the Provisional Revolu- noted there was strong support for plac-
spring offensive" inWashington D.C., tionary Government of South Vietnam ing more emphasis on demands for a
rg furne" pntWsh ginst. on July 6, 1969. date for total U.S. withdrawal from
are planning further protests against Specific plans for demonstrations in Indochina.
the war in Indochina Ann Arbor as a part of the nation-wide Setting a date has long been a 're-
The Mayday Tribe, organizer of traf- effort have not yet been made, but condition of Vietnamese negotiators for
fic disruptions during the two weeks plans for demonstrations Oct. 12-13 to progress in a settlement of the Vietnam
of protests beginning April 24, met coincide with p nuth Vietnamese ec- war.
over the weekend with the Ann Ar- t eane
bor Peace Treaty conference's C on - Thseractions are to be held In P Meanwhile, the People's Coalition for
tiuaio CmiteeinNshileId, hs cin r ob edi Peace and Justice, another spring of-
tinuation Committee i Nashville, In. few large cities with specifics to be fensive sponsor, also met recently to x
The group discussed the Washington worked out at a conference in August. discuss their future.
demonstrations and called for a na- A women's caucus at the conference
tion-wide demonstration July 4-6. decided to form a women's coordinat- The coalition decided to concentrate POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS
These demonstrations are scheduled ing coalition to deal with problems of its efforts on legislative battles this meet in the streets of Washington
to coincide with Independence Day women in the anti-war movement. See PROTESTS, Page 7 during the "Spring Offensive."
--12 candidates
rNvie for school
board positions
By ANITA CRONE
In what promises to be a closely contested race, 12
fd * persons have filed for three openings on the Ann Arbor
Board of Education. Covering a wide range of political and
educational philosophies, most in the group have already
begun campaigning for the June 14 election.
Of the three incumbents, only board member Theodore
Heusel is seeking re-election. Of the 11 others, none have
had previous experience on the board, though some are
teachers or educators.
N 'Candidates seeking three year terms include Ralph
Bolhouse, a local business-

Guard patrols in Chattanooga
A National Guard jeep last night patrols the streets of Chattagnooga, Tenn., enforcing a dusk to
dawn curfew after the fifth straight day of disorders. One man has been shot by police in the
rioting in that city. (See News Briefs, Page 6.)
MEMO TO KNAUSS:
d h group wants IU o dd
homosexual advocatesto OSS

By LYNN WHITNALL
In an effort to "extend the
University's attempt to aid op-
pressed minority groups," an
ad-hoc group of campus homo-
sexuals has asked for the es-
tablishment of an advocate's
position in the Office of Stu-
dent Services (OSS) .
In a May 19 memorandum to
Vice-President for Student
Services Robert Knauss, the
committee proposed that t w o
staff assistants for homosexual
students, a man and a woman,
be hired on a part-time basis.
In addition to functioning as
a source of information to
homosexual students, each as-
sistant would serve as a "peer
counselor" and as an "advocate
for the abolition of sexual op-

Apparently, the post would be
cate's positions already estab-
analogous to the two advo-
cate's positions already estab-
lished for black students and
women students.
Although the proposal did not
specify the office which would
hire these assistants, OSS's
newly-formed Office of Spec-
ial Services and Programs was
agreed upon as "the most ap-
propriate" by the committee,
The proposal will probably
need approval only by the over-
all policy board of its parti-
cular office, and if that office
had sufficient funds, the board
could then procede to hire the
assistants.
However, the newly created

Programs does not yet have a
policy committee, and the fu-
ture of the proposal is some-
what unclear. Despite probable
pressure for adoption she saw
because of the "extreme sen-
sitivity" of the issue, Angela
Lawson, assistant to Knauss,
added that she was optimistic
about the proposal's eventual
success.
Knauss said Monday that he
has not yet had time to consider
the proposal, but will most likely
.examine the issue this week.
The action of the Committee
originated in discussions last fall
between Lawson and Jim Toy, a
member of Gay Liberation, con-
cerning the problems of homo-
sexual students in dealing with

man; Nancy Brussolo, a
member of the group who
formulated the "Humane-
ness in Education" report;
and Marcia Federbush, head
of the Committee to Elimi-
nate Sexual Discrimination
in the P u b l i c Schools, a
group of l o c a l women in-
volved in education.
Also running for board seats
are Robert Hefner, director of
the C e n t e r for Research on
Conflict Resolution and Radical
Independent Party (RIP) mem-
ber; Norman Keefer, a psycho-
logist with the Taylor Public
Schools; Kay McCargar, a grad-
uate student in the University
School of Education and for-
mer substitute teacher in the
Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Other hopefuls include Duane
Renken, a local businessman
and unsuccessful candidate for
the board in 1968; Willie Simp-
son, a social worker; and Dr.
Charles Votaw, University prof.
of anatomy.
Concluding the list are Rebec-
ca Vanderhorst, suspended
teacher in the Ann Arbor public
schools and Ruth Zweifler, a
volunteer tutor in the Ann
Arbor School district.
As the candidate for R.I.P.,
Hefner says he will stick to his
party's platform, which includ-
es "presenting a consistent
radical critique and an alter-

Harrisburg
defendants
refuse pleas
HARRISBURG, Pa. (P) - The
Rev. Phillip Berrigan, and six
other anti-war activists accus-
ed of conspiring to kidnap a
presidential advisor, refused
yesterday to enter pleas at
their arraignment in federal
court.
Instead, Berrigan and the
others tried unsuccessfully to
read statements saying, in ef-
fect, that the only plea t h e y
would make would be for an
end to the Vietnam war.
Judge R. Dixon Herman of
U.S. District Court cut off the
attempts and entered pleas of
innocent on the defendants' be-
half.
Berrigan and the others were
named in a federal grand jury
indictment which charged them
with plotting to kidnap H e n r y
Kissinger, President Nixon's
foreign affairs adviser, in an
effort to force the United States
to withdraw from Vietnam.
Berrigan is accused of mas-
terminding the plot from his
jail cell at Lewisburg, Pa., Fed-
eral Penitentiary prior to h i s

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