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'U' to conduct study of research office

With the coming retirement of A.
Geoffrey Norman as University vice
president for research, a faculty com-
mittee has been formed by President
Robben Fleming to examine the future
of that office.
The committee has been instructed
by Fleming to review the office and
suggest a possible realignment, includ-
ing reassessment of the present list of
University units under the office's juris-
According to Fleming the review is
prompted by a changing relationship
between the University and the federal
I government. Changes in the govern-
ment's aid programs to the University,
Fleming explained, may alter funding
sources and create "new research in-

Norman's retirement, he said, "fur-
nished the obvious moment to re-exam-
ine the nature of the office."
The faculty committee to review the
office is headed by Charles Overberger,
chairman of the chemistry department
and director of the Macromolecular Re-
search Center. The rest of the commit-
tee members are mostly from the science
and research fields.
Vice presidents, unit directors, and
others, however, have been invited by
the committee to present their views on
the issue, accoridng to James Lesch,
assistant vice president for academic
affairs and committee staff member.
The report of the committee is ex-
pected by the end of the summer.
Norman, who is 65, normal retire-

ment age for University officials, will
remain on his job through the end-of
the year.
On Jan. 1, 1972, he will retire from
his position and take up a position as
head of the University's Institute for
Environmental Quality.
The institute, Norman says, is design-
ed to research environmental problems
and train personnel for work in these
In both research and training, he
says, the institute will approach envir-
onmental problems on an interdiscipli-
nary level.
Norman was a research biochemist
and botany professor before becoming
vice president for research in 1964.

V.P. Norman

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-hursdoy, July 8, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
Commission criticizes
1Mayarrests in D..

- More than half of the
10,000 war protesters ar-
rested during the Mayday
demonstrations in Wash-
ington, D.C. did not violate
the law, the District of Co-
lumbia Human Relations
Commission claimed last
The commission also said that
among those who may have vio-
lated some law, only about one
fourth had been arrested while
committing an illegal act.
In a 59-page report released
last week. the commission said
the principal criterion for arrests
appeared to be "evidence of
youthfulness," such as long hair,
Associated Press beards, or casual dress rather
r than "evidence of an unlawful
Too soon to smile? act."
British Prime Minister Edward Heath heads for Parliament The 11-member commission
*g yesterday, where he called upon Parliament to seize the chance said its conclusions were based
to join the European Common Market. The plan may face w thne s aper reports, terviews
stiff opposition from Laborites. (See News Briefs, page 6). its, the examination of court
testimony of more than 400 de-
BILLS INTRODUCED- fendants and witnesses and the
observations of its own staff.
Concerning charges of alleged
police misconduct, the commis-
sion found that despite "isolated
incidences of brutality," most of-
ficers conducted themselves "in
g tK a manner becoming officers of
sough ysenators the law in carrying out an ex-
tremely unenlightened policy" of
indiscriminate mass arrests.
WASHINGTON (P) - Separate bills were introduced in the Senate The commission, however, said
yesterday to give Congress access to Central Intelligence Agency that the fact that a substantial
reports and to incrjease congressional control over CIA funds and number _of policemen failed to
operations. Wear badges or name - tags
A bill sponsored by Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R-Ky.) to require "seems to have encouraged of-
the CIA to keep Congress fully and currently informed of its intelli- they could not later be called to
gence reports drew support from colleagues who said the Senate and account."
House now have to decide vital national security issues without all the The suspension of emergency
'acts, field arrest procedures by Metro-
Cooper told the Senate the purpose of his bill is "to enable the politan Police Chief, Jerry Wil-
Congress to be better able to share with the executive its responsi- son, "on the advice and counsel
bilities in the making of our national security policies." of the Justice Department and
Three other bills were introduced by Sen. Clifford Case (R-N.J.) without the approval of the city
t oter bs wr ntroud by enifford Case administration," according to the
to lmit covert use of funds and military equipment by the CIA for commission, violated minimal
fielding foreign troops in Laos or elsewhere without specific approval due process requirements and re-
ty Congress, sulted in no documentation in
Case said they all are designed "to place some outside control on many cases which would "link
what has been the free-wheeling operation of the executive branch in the arrested person with the ar-
carrying on foreign policy and even waging foreign wars." resting officer,"
Still another bill, offered by Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.) See COMMISSION, Page 6
would require disclosure of how much money is spent by the CIA and
prevent its funds from being concealed in appropriations for other The Michigan Daily, edited and man-
Agencies. aged by students at the University ot
4geniesMichigan. News phone: 764-0552. Second
Cooper said his bill "would, as a matter of law, make available Class postage paid at Ann Arbor, Mich-
to the Congress, through its appropriate committees, the same in- igan. 410 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
Michigan 48104. Published daily Toes-
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Senators who spoke in support of his proposal included J. W. Summer Semsion p uished Tuesday
Fulbright (D-Ark.) chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com- through Saturday morning, Subscrip-
mittee; Stuart Symington (D-Mo.) and Jacob Javits, (R-N.Y.) uso ratm. $5 by earner, $5 by mall,

"Free Angela now!"
John Clinton, a member of the Michigan Committee to free Angela
Davis, last night discusses her case before a group of interested
citizens. The committee is trying to mobilize support in Ann Arbor to
get Davis free on bail.
Compromise on draft
bill fails in Congress

WASHINGTON (A') - Senate-
House conferees failed again yes-
terday to compromise a dispute
over a war pullout amendment.
Another attempt will be made
Monday to settle the argument
which has held up passage of-
a two-year draft extension bill.
Sen. John Stennis iD-Miss.),
chairman of the Senate con-
ferees, and Rep. F. Edward He-
bert (D-La.),-chairman of the
House conferees, -told newsmen
there is no unbreakable dead-
"I am quite hopeful we can
settle this next week," Stennis"
said. Hebert said he too is hope-
The draft law expired on June
30, and the hang-up on the bill
to extend it for two years is an
amendment by Sen. Mike Mans-
field (D-Mont.) calling for with-
drawal of all U.S. forces in In-

dochina within nine months of
enactment of the legislation --
contingent on the release of
American prisoners of war.
The Mansfield amendment,
approved by the Senate but re-
jected by House, is in the form
of a congressional declaration
of policy but would not -have
the force of law.
Hebert said the Senate-House
conference committee "is trying
to work out suitable language
using the Mansfield amendment
This indicated that some form
of the amendment will be in-
cluded in the final draft of the
legislation. Some of the con-
ferees said they were close to an
agreement, but others disputed
"No, we are not close,' said
Sen. Henry Jackson (D-Wash.).
"We are right back at the basic
problem-the date problem."

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