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CYCLONIC
High-75
Low--58
Cloudy and somewhat cooler.
morning showers

Tuesday, June 8, 1971

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

News Phone: 764-0552

Sunday rock
By JONATHAN MILLER
Under clear blue skies Sunday over 2,000 people
"kicked-out the jams" at the first of the summer's
free concerts in Gallup Park.
While a force of fifty "Psychedelic Rangers"
issued directives, orders and instructions,-under
the eyes of a smaller contingent of city police, a
predominantly youthful audience listened to the
music, drank wine, smoked pot, ate organic food,
tripped and danced.
But Ann Arbor police chief Walter Krasny yes-
terday expressed strong reservations about the
concert.
Krasny told The Daily that the open use of nar-
cotics at the concerts "will have to stop" or else
"the role of the police will be re-examined."
Krasny also said that the noise level at the con-
cert had brought complaints by citizens and that
the parking situation was not good.
Although there were no undercover officers at
the concert Sunday, Krasny said, police will not
be kept out of the park on future occasions if the
use of narcotics cannot be controlled without
them.
Three rock-n-roll bands entertained at the con-.
cert: Pride of Women, an all female band, The}
Guardian Angels and the Dangerous Up, official
band of the Rainbow People's Party.
The music was loud.
Concert organizers had feared a large influx
of out-of-towners at the free concert, and to ensure
that it didn't happen they told Detroit underground
radio stations not to promote the event.
One disc-Jockey, Dan Carlisle of WRIF, became;
so enraged, however, at the news blackout on the
concert that he took to the air early Sunday after-
noon with a blistering attack on the concert or-
ganizers.
"I've had kids calling all day, I've given up
answering the telephone," he said Sunday.
"They ask us to publicize their benefits for the
free concerts and then they tell us not to talk :
about this concert on-the-air," Carlisle told lis-
teners.
Genie Plamondon, a Rainbow People's Party of-
ficial and a concert organizer, responded critically MORE
to Carlisle's remarks: "Why don't they start their dady's
own concerts?" three
three ho
Plamondon explained that the continuing suc- ions kin
See ROCK, Page 7 ished by

concert

Laotian actions
hit in Senate
WASHINGTON A-The Senate yesterday spent three
hours and 25 minutes in a secretdiscussion of U.S. military
activities in Laos. Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo.) said he
will propose a $200-million ceiling on American spending
there.
There were indications that the closed debate-more
than twice as long as had been planned-received a re-
port that the United States now is spending far more than
that sum in Laos, partly to pay Thai soldiers fighting there.
Symington said he could not discuss the spending figure
without violating security
classifications, but he had "
asserted in a d v a n c e that American
hundreds of millions of dol-
lars are being spent on sec- T L )
ret military operations.' IAobby
The United States provides fi-
nancial and other support to a C
troops it terms volunteers fight-
ing Communist forces in Laos.
Charles Bray, a department WASHINGTON (P-A "Lobby
press officer, said the adminis- of Americans" yesterday kicked
tration believes U.S. support of off a week of anti-war cam-
those forces is fully consistent paigning with a news confer-
with all pertinent congressional ence at the doorstep of Con-
decisions. gress.
But Symington said in his The group, consisting of for-
view, American activities there mer government leaders and
are in violation of the law. delegations from various busi-
ness, church, civil rights, union
"My personal opinion is and legal organizations, met at
that the law has been contra- several points through the city
vened," Symington said. "The to map their strategy. They hope
amendment said you couldn't to influence Congress to set a
spend money to train and put Dec. 31 deadline for terminat-
people of foreign governments ing U.S. activity in Indochina.
into Laos or into Cambodia."
Addressing the news confer-
Symington proposed the sec- ence, former Sen. Ernest Gruen-
ret session, the seventh held by ing (D-Alaska) de clar e d the
the Senate during the past five N i x on administration's Viet-
years, to discuss a classified re- namization program "is not
port prepared by two members ending the war, but extending
of the Foreign Relations Com- it."
mittee staff. He was joined by former Sens.
It reportedly tells of Central Charles Goodell (R-NY.), Jo-
Intelligence A g e n c y financial seph Clark (D-Pa.) and Steph-
support for 4,800 Thai troops en Young (D-Ohio).
fighting in Laos. A late evening convocation
sponsored by an estimated 2,500
The two aides, James Lowers-i- atresde oeta
stein and Richard -Moose, went dorneyseders more than a
to Southeast Asia last April dozen speakers, including Sens.
to outeas Aia astAprl. Edward M. Kennedy D-Mass,
Symington said he was con- Mark Hatfieldn -Ore.), Philip
cerned at U.S. B-52 bombing in Hart (D-Mich.); Reps. Lucien
Northern Laos, and financial aid Nedzi (D-Mich.) and Robert
to the Royal Lao Army, to ir- Drinan (D-Mass.) ; and former
regular Laotian forces, and to Welfare Secretary John Gard-
forces from Thailand now in ner and former Labor Secretary
Northern Laos. Willard Wirtz.
He said his amendment to A separate meeting, at a
be offered when the Senate Capitol Hill church, was attend-
takes up the military procure- ed by some 1,000 Protestant,
Jewish and Roman Catholic
ment bill, would limit U.S. leaders. Speakers included Rep.
spending to $200 million, with Abner Mikva (D-Ill.) and Don-
an exception for American air ald Luce, the American credited
operations in Southern Laos, in with u n c o v e r in g the "tiger
the area of the Ho Chi Minh cages" at Con Son Prison in
Vietnam.
trail. Hatfield and Sen. George Mc-
Symington said the adminis- Govern (D-S.D.) are chief spon-
tration could get more money saa sof the Senate move, white
by coming to Congress with Nedzi and Rep. Charles Whalen
b (R-Ohio) are behind the House
specific requests for appropria- measure. Both are expected to
tions. come to a vote late this month.

THAN 2,000 people attended Sun-
free concert in Gallup Park for
ours of sun ,rock and drugs of var-
ds. (Photographic assistance furn-
The Michigan Flyers.)

EUTHANASIA CONSIDERED:

U'conference discusses
problems of the elderly
By BETH OBERFELDER thanasia. They were about ev- where the aged can live with
The opening day of t h e enly divided. dignity, comfort and security.
University's 24th annual Con- Opposing Hopkins, physician Like Lear, Asst. Secretary of
ference of the Aging struck a Michael Miller declared, "Inter- the Department of Health, Edu-
dissonant chord as the untra- esting that in 2971 the right to cation and Welfare Roger Ege-
ditional topic of euthanasia live is novel." He insisted that berg said, "The aged are weak
was debated. In the past, the the "rehabilitation potential"
must be-tapped. Miller drew on See FORUM, Page 7

M

hou ogt to un w ays to
make old age livable. But yes-
terday "The Right to Die"
headed a discussion of divided
interests.
University classicist and arch-
eologist Clark Hopkins declar-
ed: "If we have the right to
live, why not the r i g h t to
die?" Building momentum and
*y audience participation as he
spoke, Hopkins advocated a
death like those of Hypocra-
tes and Orestes. He said he
wanted to "die with dignity and
a minimal amount of pain...
At the final decision, m a n
must not be treated as an im-
belcile or infant.
"The Lord giveth and the
physician keepeth us alive,"
Hopkins quipped.
The right to die is a crucial
right to the aging, Hopkins
claimed. He then asked the
delegates to show in a hand-
count whether they favored eu-

Judeo - Christian teachings to
support his stand.
As the audience began to take
sides-and show their feelings
by clapping and booing both
speakers, Miller stated, "You as
a patient have a right to a
death wish, but as a physician,
I don't have to follow through."
Hopkins returned, "It is time
to die when life becomes a bur-
den rather than a blessing . . .
A blessing is a gift of God, of
something to be glad of. When
you don't have this, -then it's
time to give up and die."
Miller volleyed that it is not
wise to act prematurely,
And Hopkins retorted, "The
right to live has been oerstress-
ed rather than the right to die."
Other speakers at the confer-
ence titled, "The Care of Old
People -- Creating the Humane
Environment" brought up ways
various groups in society may
produce a "total environment"

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