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Friday, June 18, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
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-Assciated Press -
Peace Protestor jailed
Michael Weissman of St. Louis begins a federal prison sentence
yesterday on his conviction of tearing up his draft card in an
antiwar demonstration in 1968. Weissman later called his actions
"foolish." His sentence is subject to change after a psychiatric
Police, crowd gather
after youth's arest

A broadsweeping plan is
currently underway to
change the Michigan Union
-long regarded mainly as a
gathering place for alumni
-into a full-fledged student
activities center.
The eventual movement of all
student organizations to the
Union from their present loca-
tions in the Student Activities
Bldg. (SAB) as well as the re-
locating of the - Office of Stu-
dent Services, and an expected
major increase in student con-
trol over the governing of the
Union, are all included in a
plan resulting from a study of
the Union made almost two
years ago.
Last November, the Office of
Student Organizations (OSO?
becamte the first organization to
emigrate from the SAB, settling
in new offices on the Union's
third floor. The mass movement
increased in May, when Student
Government Council, Black Stu-
dent Union, Inter-Cooperative
Council and LSA Student Gov-
ernment also relocated.
By September, 19 major stu-
dent organizations are expected
to be relocated at the Union,
with the remainder to follow as
additional space becomes avail-
"We are confident the Union
will be a better place for stu-
dents than the SAB, because it
has more than just office
space," says Vic Gutman, '73,
OSO staff member aad a co-
ordinator of the move to the
Union. "Since the Union has
game rooms, a discount store,
and a wide variety of other fa-
cilities, it will be much more
attractive to all students--and
not just the members of the
organizations. "
However, Gutman says, i or-
der for the Union to become a
truly student-oriented building.
the governing policy of the
building must be changed.
"Students must gain more
seats on the Union board," Gut-
man says. The present board
follows a very archaic policy--
such as not permitting barefeet
or dogs inside the building. This
is going to be a problem because
the constituency of the Union
is changing and they simply
c a n n o t maintain the same

A brief skirmish between young
people and police occurred out-
side P.J.'s restaurant on State
street at 8:30 last night following
the arrest of a juvenile runaway
by city police.
As five police cars arrived at
the scene, the quickly growing
crowd began shouting obscenities
and throwing objects at the po-
According to Sgt. Duane Web-
er, contacted later at police
headquarters, officers walking
the beat had a "pickup order'
4 from the Washtenaw County Pro-
bate Court for a runaway.
When officers spotted the
youth, they called for a patrol
car to pick him up, and a; the

car came, the youth broke awas
and tried to escape, Weber said.
Weber says there was "no
police brutality involved," but
bystanders claim the youth was
"beat up pretty badly."
As the crowd grew and be-
came more excited, extra police
cars were called, and officers
left their cars to keep the crowd
off the street.
The crowd remained on the
sidewalk in front of PJ's and
across the street on the corner (t
State St. and North University
until after police had left, and
then dispersed until there was
only the usual dozen or so "street
people" in front of the restaur-

-Day-Jim Judkis
VIC GUTMAN, '73, stands in the third-floor corridor of the
.Michigan Union where the Office of Student Organizations has
relocated. An OSO staff member, Gutman is coordinating the
movement of all student organizations to the Union from the
Student Activities Bldg.
Health Service ek
I)etter deal on food
The University's student Health Service is exploring ways to
obtain food for its inpatients at cheaper rates than the food presentiy
contractually supplied by the League.
Dr. Robert Anderson, director of the Health Service.says the
League food is "very good" but too expensive.
He explained that a $36,000 allocation for League food service
necessitates that the food bill remain constant each day, despite a
fluctuating number of inpatients.
Thus, the average cost of meals may vary considerably from

Women set shopper stoppage
in protest of Indochina wsar

The longest day of the year,
June 21, has been set by a local
womens group as a "no spending
day" in protest of the Indochina
According to Janet Klaver, the
local organizer, of Women Unit-
ing Against War, (WUAW) this
is something that all women who
do not support the war can par-
ticipate in.
It is not a militant march, and
she expects that the women par-
ticipating in anti-war action for
the first time will not feel threat-
The local action has spread
around the country with the aid
of a mailing list and media pub-
Klaver reports that women
from Florida, California, Iowa,

New York, Wisconsin and Illinois
have been contacting the local
Local residents have planned
coffees where discussion groups
will take place.
There will also be "read ins",
and a children's function in
Burns Park.
The activities will culminatej
with a peace mass at St. Thomas
Church, followed by a candlelight
march from the church to the
County Building.
Women are leafletting the localj
shopping areas, as well as set-
ting up locations for a continuous
showing of "You Don't Have To
Buy War, Mrs. Smith", a film
featering Bess Myerson Grant,
explaining the military indus-
trial complex and its effect on

day to day.
Dr. Anderson estimated a
typical meal's price at $3.33, but
added that each meal costs the
same be it breakfast, lunch or
dinner each day.
Because the University is ex-
periencing a general ightening
of pursestrings, Anderson said
Health Service Policy Board of
the Office of Student Services de-
cided to investigate different
ways of obtaining food.
Until a year ago, food was pre-
pared and cooked at the Health
Service building on Fletcher
Street, Anderson explained, but
renovations and rearrangements
of facilities led to the agreement
with the League, which is across
the street from Health Service.
Anderson emphasized that the
problem with League food is "not
quality" but simply price. He
said it is very important for ill
persons to be served tasty and
appealing food, and the present
arrangement meets this concern.
In addition, Anderson pointecd
out that the alternate plans be-
ing considered-private caterers.
convenience foods to be prepared
at the Health Service, and serv-
ice from the smaller dormitories
-may not be as satisfactory as
the League service in meeting
necessary requirements.

Sticker man
A Washtenaw County Catholic
Social Services worker who lost
his job for refusing to remove a
"Berrigan for Pope" sticker from
his car has been ordered rehired.
Emmett S. Roche, director of
Catholic charities of the arch-
diocese of Detroit, ordered the
rehiring of 40-year-old George
Mercier, saying the punishment
had been "unduly harsh."
Mercier, who had threatened
court action if he was not rein-
stated, expressed surprise at the
decision and called it a victory
for the right of employes "to
express themselves ,;ublicly"
on political issues.
Mercier said he and some
friends had the stickers printed
up to criticize the feder d in-
dictment of the Rev. Phillip
Berrigan on charges of .elping
to plan the kidnaping of presi-
dential adviser Henry Ki -enger.
Mercier was dismissed June l,

-uauy-Jin oudis
MEMBERS of Women Unit-
ing Against War discuss plans
for stoppage of buying.

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