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Taylor continues HISC testimony

By LYNN WEINER
Special to The Daily
WASHINGTON - Student Government
Council member Brad Taylor finished tes-
timony yesterday before a congressional
committee investigating an anti-war con-
ference held in Ann Arbor last February.
Taylor told the House Internal Security
Committee that actions among participants
in the Student and Youth Conference for
a People's Peace, resulted in much dis-
sension and controversy.
The conference, which met Feb. 5-7,
discussed the People's Peace Treaty, a
major platform of the anti-war demon-
strations which took place here this spring.
The security committee is hearing testi-
mony on "the radical nature and sub-

versive involvement" of the National
Peace Action Coalition and the People's
Coalition for Peace and Justice, groups
involved in the protest.
Taylor, who first appeared before the
committee Tuesday, said yesterday that
division in the conference apparently was
caused by differing support for the peace
march April 24 and the more militant ac-
tivities of May.
Taylor identified the Students for a
Democratic Society, the Progressive La-
bor Party, and the White Panther Party
as among the groups which disrupted the
conference.
He also told the committee that black
nationalist Robert Williams, who had just
returned from China, was "heavily booed"

when he spoke in favor of the April 24
march.
Williams is currently a research asso-
ciate at the University's Center for Chinese
Studies.
Taylor introduced numerous leaflets,
photographs and agendas as evidence, and
at one point was cautioned by Committee
Chairman Richard Ichord (D.-Mo. about
the "large volume of materials" he was
submitting.
Taylor produced a photograph of May-
day demonstration leader Rennie Davis
speaking to peace activist John Froines
and testified that Davis told the crowd to
attend the May protests.
He thep related how an unidentified man.
See TAYLOR, Page I

Brad Tavylor

Vol LXXXI, No. 46-S Ann Arbor, Michigan--Thursday, July 15, 1971 Ten Cents Eight Pages
State Legislature votes to

lower majority

Assails Nixon, AMA
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on administrative
practice, yesterday attacked President Nixon and the American Medical Association for "a marriage
of inconvenience against the public interest" in health care.
SCIENCE HIT HARD:
College graduates face worst
employment crisis in 20 years
By JIM IRWIN months, some college placement lated reports that Ph. D. re-
The job market this year for directors say. cipients have been having in-
college graduates is probably the But at present, a large number creasing difficulty finding em-

age toi,
Law allows drinking,
making legal contract
By JONATHAN MILLER
Special To The Daily
LANSING -- The Michigan State Senate yesterday
passed and sent to the Governor a bill lowering the State's
age of majority to 18.
The bill will allow Michigan's more than 500,000 18 to
21-year-olds the right to buy alcohol, to enter into legal
contracts, to sue and be sued, and most other rights now
reserved to those 21 and over.
The legislation, however, does
not affect constitutional pro-"
visions restricting eligibility for
public office to those over 21. n
The Senate passed the bill
- which had been approved by " "
the House in May - by an
overwhelming 32 to 4 margin Pditions
and sent it to Governor William
Milliken, who said he expect- "
ed to sign the bill shortly.
The nmcasure wvilt take eftect o i
January 1, 1972.'Special to The Daiy
The bill's sponsor, Rep. Mich- LANSING - Supporters of
said lstnighttR-T aprovfCity Michigan's stalled abortion bill
the legislation indicated t h decided at emergency stratgy
Senate held "a great deal of meeting here yesterday to mount
faith in young people." a massive petition drive aimed at
He attributed the ease by placing the issue before the elec-
which the bill passed its final torate in the 1972 general elec-
hurdle into law to the ratifica- tion.
tion two weeks ago of the 26th Sen. Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann
amendment to the U.S. Consti- Arbor) told The Daily yesterday
tution which gave young peo- that hundreds of volunteer work-
ple between eighteen and twen- era will soon begin to collect the
ty-one the vote in all elections. 250.000 signatures iequired to
The bill's co-sponsor Jackie place an abortion reform bill di-
Vaughn (D-Detroit) said that rectly before the voters.
the bill "completes what t h e Bursley expressed confidence
towering of the voting age be- that both the necessary signs-
gan. tures could be gathered and the
"The measure makes first class issues successfully resolved at
citizens out of young people," the polls.
he said, and indicated he would Last month, the senator's abor-
soon introduce a measure to Lion bill failed to pass the State
lower the age of eligibility for House of Representatives after
public office also.- victory in the Senate.
Opposition to the bill on the Though the abortion bill before
floor of the Senate yesterday the House is likely to come up for
centered on the lowering of the another vote in the fall, Bursley
drinking age to 18. expressed pessimism that the
Sens. Robert Richardson (R- House would pass the measure.
Saginaw) and Donald Bishop "But I've worked at this too
(R-Rochester) both spoke long and too hard to give up
strongly against the measure, now," said Bursley.
which they said, would lead to "I'm going to carry the fight
an increase in traffic deaths right to the end and I am con-
and drunkenness among young fident of success," he said, ex-
people. plaining that polls conducted re-
Their amendment, designed to cently in 25 legislative districts
remove the provision lowering showed public support for the
the drinking age, was stymied measure.
See STATE, Page 6 See BURSLEY, Pgge 6

t

worst in at least two decades, but
it will probably start showing
signs of improvement next year,
say officials of the College
Placement Council (CPC?.
"It's likely that we have bot-
tomed out," says Robert Her-
rick, executive director of the
council, which works with about
1,200 four-year colleges and 2,000
employers in business and gov-
ernment.
"We expect slow, steady im-
provement," he adds.
Companies are reporting signs
of an upturn in the nation's econ-
omy which may increase their
hiring ability in the next few

of college graduates, including
those with master's and Ph.D's
in practically every field face
dim prospects for finding work
they are trained for.
CPC reported that a survey it
conducted of 800 employers in
business, government, and non-
profit organizations revealed that
employers have hired, or plan to
hire, between 27 and 28 per cent
fewer graduates than last year
-generally considered an "off"
year.
CPC's survey of the employ-
ment picture for Ph.D's turned
up results that seemed incon-
gruous in view of widely circu-

ployment.
In fact, the unemployment rate
for Ph.D.'s appears to be drop-
ping.
Employers, surveyed in late
spring, indicated that there were
only 19 per cent fewer openings
for Ph.D.'s than at the same time
last year. A study in December,
1969 had shown there were 43 per
cent fewer openings than a year
before.
Data collected by George Hay,
associate dean of the Graduate
School and professor of mathe-
matics, casts further doubt on
the gloomy picture for'holders of
See JOB, Page 2

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