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U' VP leaves, new poststaken

By CHRIS PARKS
As in other years, July 1 has proven to be a day
of changes for the University. Today a vice presi-
dent leaves Ann Arbor, while three new deans,
chancellors for the Flint and Dearborn campuses
and a host of professors assume new posts here.
0 Stephen Spurr leaves his position as vice presi-
dent and dean of the graduate school to take office
as president of the Austin campus on. the University
of Texas.
Leaving the University with Spurr is his aca-
demic assistant Ron Brown, who will become vice
president for student affairs at Texas.
As vice president here, Spurr was in charge of
the Rackham Graduate School and the Dearborn
and Flint campuses, as well as academic services
such as admissions and financial aids.
The University is not planning to choose a sue-

cessor to Spurr's vice presidency. A search com-
mittee is presently reviewing a list of 80 candidates
for the position of graduate school dean.
Spurr's position as head of Dearborn and Flint
will be delegated to two men as the campuses today
receive their first chancellors.
Leonard Goodall, formerly head of the Univer-
sity of Illinois' Circle Campus in Chicago becomes
chancellor at Dearborn.
Flint's first chancellor, William Moran, comes
from New York University at Stony Brook where
he has held the post of executive vice president
since 1966.
Here in Ann Arbor, three new deans will take
office in literary college and in the law and social
work schools.
Geology Prof. Frank Rhodes becomes the new
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Jury acquits Detroit Panthers
of murder, conspiracy charges

Hard line speakers
President Nixon and Atty. Gen. John Mitchell listen yesterday while FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
speaks at graduation exercises of the FBI national academy in Washington. Speaking at the cere-
mony, Nixon said, "The era of permissiveness with regard to law enforcement is at an end in the
United States."
INDUCTIONS HALTED:
4 Congress fails o act
on extentsion of dra ft

DETROIT iP--Twelve Black Panthers were acquitted
yesterday of first degree murder and conspiracy charges in
the shooting death last October of a Detroit policeman.
Three' of the defendants were convicted of felonious
assault.
The verdicts followed five 'days of deliberations by a
jury of six men and six women. The trial lasted five weeks.
The 12 were charged in connection with the Oct. 24,
1970, shooting of Patrolman Glenn Smith, who was gunned
down near a house serving as headquarters of the National
Committee to Combat Fas-
cism, an organizing arm of
the Black Panther party. Deaths Io
The shooting was followed by
a nine-hour confrontation be-
tween police and occupants of
the house, after which 12 of the R u ssiannid tehos fn
15hehopl inside the hous fin
ally surrendered. Charges
against three of them were later
dropped. .fl. l i
Three others-Erone DeSaus-
sure, Benjamin Fondrum and MOSCOW /) - The death of
David Johnson - stayed in the three cosmonauts as they were
house until they were forced out about to land after a record
by tear gas. 24 days aloft threw the Soviet
They were the three convicted Union's future space efforts in-
of felonious assault. Witnesses to uncertainty yesterday.
at the trial testified that shots The three were found dead
were fired from the house dur- in the Soyuz 11 early yesterday
ing a period when only DeSaus- after it made a soft landing in
sure, Fondrum and Johnson a remote region. It had exper-
were inside. ienced no difficulty undock-
Defense Attorney Ernest Good- ing from the orbiting labora-
man said no decision has been tory Salute, which the t h r e e
made on whether to appeal the entered June 7 to conduct ex-
convictions of DeSaussure, Fon- tensive space experiments.
drum and Johnson. Foreign experts believed that
All of the defendants in the oxygen systems failure on the
case were black men and women Soyuz probably caused the cos-
between 17 and 25 years old. monauts to die at the con-
Those acquitted on all charges trols after the spacecraft had
were William Cunningham,V ic- braked for entry into the at-
tor Lee Grayson, Shanti Jone- mosphere.
son, Diane B r o w n, Beverly The official news agency Tass
Fleming, Cassandra D. Parker, announced that an investiga-
Sylvia Robinson, Carole Eudora tion had been ordered. It said
Smth and Linda Worsley. all communications with the
"I am satisfied that it was a crew ended after the braking
fair trial," Goodman said, but mechanism for re-entry w as
he was sharply critical of Wayne shut off.
County Prosecutor William Ca- How long ,the Russians wait
halan for "deciding to get in- before sending more men to
dictments from a grand jury work on the orbiting laboratory
rather than from the normal Salute - which the cosmo-
examination process. nauts quit Tuesday - presum-
"I think they failed and they ably will depend on how quick-
deserved to fail," Goodman said. ly investigators can find and
rectify the problem that killed
The prosecution's case had the crew of Soyuz 11.
been built largely upon testi- Meanwhile U.S. officials ex-
mony of two Detroit police offi- pressed the hope that the Rus-
cers, an arsenal of automatic sians would share the results
rifles and ammunition seized of the investigation into t h e
during the raid and Panther lit- three deaths,
erature advocating "Death to "Cooperation in the sharing
pigs.' of the data on this tragedy,"
The state's case, however, was space specialist Dr. Charles
unsettled when a key witness, Sheldon said, "could help the
Panther John Lee, refused to U.S. avoid a possible similar
testify, problem in space".

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WASHINGTON (P) - The na-
tion's draft headed into at least
a week's limbo at midnight last
night after House-Senate con-
ferees failed to reach agreement
on a proposed deadline for Amer-
ican withdrawal from Vietnam.
The conferees, however, reach-
ed tentative agreement on all 27
other differences between the
House and Senate bills.
Major agreements included a
halt to all student deferments_
excluding those of men already
in colleges - and two years of
civilian service for conscientious
objectors instead of the three
a years previously approved by the
House.
Renewed compromise efforts
were delayed until next Wednes-
day, raising the possibility that
Congress might not take final
action on a bill to extend the draft
until the following week.

It was the first draft suspen-
sion since 1948.
Armed Services chairmen of
both the House and Senate, Rep.
.F. Edward Herbert (D-La.) and
Sen. John Stennis (D-Miss.) indi-
cated compromises had been dis-
cussed to the Senate's draft
amendment asking for U.S. with-
drawal from the war in nine
months in return for release of
American prisoners.
But the two conference leaders
said Senate conferees stuck by
that body's 57-42 approval of the
war pullout amendment by Dem-
ocratic Leader Mike Mansfield
of Montana. And House conferees
refused to budge from the lower
chamber's 219-176 rejection of the
Mansfield amendment.
The Selective Service System
said it has halted all drafting
and will make no effort to restart
it until Congress acts.

A draft spokesman said the
Pentagon's 16,000-man call for
July and August will not be sent
to the states until Congress acts
or President Nixon at the Penta-
gon's request authorizes emer-
gency callup of students and
other men with expiring defer-
ments to meet manpower needs.
White House sources have said
President Nixon probably will
not authorize a call of previously
deferred men.
Men reaching their 18th birth-
day will still have to register with
the selective service while the
draft bill is pending although they
will not be classified.
Those who have been ordered
to report for induction or for pre-
induction physicals will receive
letters informing them of a de- --
lay in the induction process and
will be told when to report when
and if an extension is approved.

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