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Friday June 4 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phonei 764-055 1
Accusations continue
in Mayday aftermath

Charges and counter-charges
continue to mark the aftermath
of the Mayday Washington dem-
onstrations, highlighted by the
President's denouncement of the
antiwar protesters as "vandals
and hoodlums and lawbreakers."
Nixon praised the way Wash-
ington police dealt with the
demonstrations and dismissed as
"exaggerated," widespread cri-
ticism that constitutional rights
were suspended in the mass ar-
rests of Mayday demonstrators.
Meanwhile, over half of the
remaining arrest cases result-
ing from the Mayday demon-
strations have been dismissed
for lack of sufficient evidence.
and investigations of demonstra-
tors and antiwar- groups con-
tine on many fronts.
A Wshingteon grand jury is
s .i l iitv stliating alle ations
radicals Rennie Davis,
John Froines, and Abbie Hoft-
imn s all defenctsnts in the
Chicago conspiracy trial last
ta- for their part in the
Wtintttt Ottdisturbances.
Further. a hushed investiga-
tion of the March 1 Capitol
bimibing case is being held in
cotttt ction w i t h the Maydav
Collective, one of the groups
organizing the Washington dem-
onstrations. Grand jury investi-
Asociated Pres gations being held in Detroit,
Seattle and New York are all
believed to be in connection
Army of killing wtit the bombiig.
In response to a lawsuit filed
vestigations of by the American Civil Liberties
recent months. Union (ACLU) in Washington
May 24, the U.S. Court of Ap-
peals ordered a halt May 26 to
prosecution of all arrest cases
arising from the Mayday anti-
war demonstrations if there was
not "adequate evidence" to link
S fo a person with the charges
against him.
The ACLU charged that many
C t of the demonstration cases "arc
dbeing maintained . . . fot' pur-
poses of harassment and in bail
faith with no hope of securing
agreed tenta- convictions."
funds for U.S. The low sercentage of con-
an early move victions was the chief argument
now before the used by the ACLU before the
appeals court in seeking to hait
,t further prosecutions. So far
eve of today's there have been few more than
limiting extern- 10 convictions in cases stem-
ming from 12,000 arrests dur-
Armed Services ing the Mayday demonstrations
e, said the bill intWashington.
istrssig siua- Subsequent to the appeltite
stressing situa- order, the Washington, D.C.,
urity," he said. corporation c o u n s e I dropped
draft officials about 2,500 of the remaining
millions of men See MAYDAY, Page 10

A ccIsedI geii (raI
Brigadier Gen. John Donaldson faces charges by the
civilians during a duty tour in Vietnam. Army in
combat practices have been greatly increased in
Senate sets dat
vote on war fun
V WASHINGTON (A- Senate leaders yesterday
tively to a June 18 vote on the proposal to cut off
operations in Indochina. This would make unlikely
to limit further debate on the draft extension bill
The reported agreement was worked out on the
crucial votes on an all-volunteer force now and on
sion of the draft to one year.
Sen. John Stennis (D-Miss., chairman of the
Committee and floor manager of the. draft measur
must pass by June 30. "Otherwise it will be a very di
tion in our military services and for our national see
The Selective Service act expires June 30, but
have said they could, if necessary, call some of the
# deferred previously for various

The proposal by Sen. Mark
Hatfield (R-Ore.) to stop all
draft calls on July 1, due to be
voted on first today, is expected
to lose heavily.
But a closer vote is expected
later on the move by Sen. Rich-
ard Schweiker (R-Pa.) to limit
draft extension to one year, in-
stead of two as sought by the
Nixon administration.
Sen. B. Everett Jordan (D-
N.C.) announced he will back
.I the Schweiker amendment, say-
ing a one year extension "would
insure an adequate manpower
supply during our phase out
from Vietnam and at the same
time firmly establish our intent
to end conscription at the ear-
lest possible time''
Sens. William Proxmire. (D-
Wis.) and Charles Mathias Jr.
R-Md.) announced they will
seek to limit Pentagon spending
in the year starting July 1 to
$68 billion-some $8 billion be-
low the defense budget

Sti cker causes

STUDENT PROTESTERS confront police during Mayday demon-
strations. The House Internal Security Committee, grand juries,
and other administrative agencies have been investigating the
demonstrations which took place last month.
Ed. school bars frat
from_____.Using facilities
The educational honorary fraternity Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) has
been barred from using University facilities because of its member-
ship policy which prohibits women members.
The University's chapter of PDK attempted to enroll two women
members last March, but the national organization refused to con-
sider their membership valid.
Education school Dean Wilbur Cohen said Tuesday that "no
space, time or money of any staff member of the School of Educa-
tion or University project money may be used to support Phi Delta
Kappa business until their policy has been changed."
Sister Eileen Rice, Grad. and
Judith Keefer, Grad. became the
first women initiates of PDE
last March. Neither of them be-
came a member of PDK how-
iin v The women's names were in-
cluded with the names of the
new male initiates on the mem-
an, 47, and his brother Daniel, 49, bership list sent in to the national
Catholic priests indicted lastJan- organization.
urg, Pa. for allegedly plotting to At that time, national PDK of-
~gton steam tunnels and kidnal_ ficials wrote back to the local
national security advso. Hina affiliate, explaining that until the
nwomen's names were removed
. from the list, none of the pro-
rently in the federal irison mn posed candidates would become
serving sentences f or burning actual PDK members. The wom-
.h napalm in May 1968. en's names were then purged
re should be freedom of speech from the list, a local PDK offic-
-ou work for," Mercier intends to ial explained at last month's an-
g to Emmett Roche, director of nual business meeting, so the
es for the Archdiosese of Detroit. male initiates could become ac-
he told The Daily yesterday he tual members.
e reversing the firing and order- In the letter, the national or-
to work. ganization claimed that it is not
.ot eligible to be Pope- that po- averse to including women but
tot eligibe tonks ope Cthatgio that any change in that direction
eom the ranks of the College of must come about through a con-
stitutional process a n d n o t
member of the church, added abruptly as the University chap-
STICKER, Page 10 . . ter had tried to do. -

Washtenaw County Catholic Social Services
(CSS) has fired one of their social workers be-
cause he refused to remove a "Berrigan for Pope"
bumper sticker from his car.
Stating that "the appointment of the Pope is
the perogative of the College of Cardinals," offi-,
cials told George Mercier, 40, to either remove the
bumper sticker or lose his job,
Mercier, who is not Catholic, chose to let the
$8.000 a year job go instead of the bumper sticker.
"I was told that the agency would not permit
employes to display the bumper sticker while us-
ing their cars on agency business or parking their
cars on agency property. I felt I had a right to
display the sticker and I refused to remove it,"
Mercier said yesterday.
Mercier said he and some friends made the
red and black bumper stickers because, "we in-
tended to make a political statement."

Philip Berriga
are two RomanC
uary in Harrisbi
blow up Washin
President Nixon't
Both are cur
Danbury, Conn.
draft records wit
Because "thet
no matter who y
appeal his firing
charitable service
However, Roc
doesn't anticipat
ing Mercier back
"Berrigan is n
sition is filled ft
Cardinals," Roch
Roche, a lay

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