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Vol. LXXXI, No. 4-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 8, 1971 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
D.C. Who won the battle?

Special to The Daily
Daily News Analysis
WASHINGTON-As the battle-weary
protesters and soldiers make their var-
ious ways home, to Ann Arbor, Madison,
Fort Bragg and Andrews Air Force
Base, they leave behind them an unan-
swered question: Who came out on top
after three days of massive civil dis-
obedience in the city?
The Washington establishment claim-
ed its victory as early as Monday -
the first of three days of mass arrests
by police on the streets of the city -
when Senate Republican leader H u g h
Scott told reporters that the
demonstration "failed as it deserved

Ito fail, as it was fated to fail."
Scott also made a comment that per-
haps provides a more insightful glimpse
of the administration's attitude towards
demonstrations such as those staged
this week. "These nasties are achieving
their purpose," he said. 'They c a m e
here to get arrested and they are get-
ting arrested."
To help the demonstrators "achieve
their purpose," the Justice Department,
in consultation with the White House
and D.C. Police Chief Jerry V. Wilson,
decided over the weekend to abandon
standard arrest procedures in order to
insure that "the lives and property of
law-abiding citizens" were protected,
even though the resulting court cases

would be, in the words of one police
officer, "shaky."
The decision opened the door to the
virtually indiscriminate mass arrests of
young people throughout the week, ar-
rests of questionable legality, most of
which have subsequently been ruled il-
legitimate by the courts.
The tactic worked well for the police.
By noon Monday they had rounded-up
about 7,000 people and deposited them
in a detention camp and in the court-
yard of the D.C. jail. Trouble in the
city, specifically traffic disruptions,
subsided quickly and workers arrived at
their offices only a few minutes later
than they would on a normal morning.
See WHO, Page 10

Mock trial at Hill
Hil Aud. is transformed into a courtroom yesterday as lawyers from across the country meet for an
annual "Advocacy Institute." Above, the lawyers participate in a mock trial demonstration to illustrate
techniques of cross-examination. The institute will continue with a number of sessions today.
Dollar hits new low

8-term rule
restated by
LSA board
The LSA Administrative Board is essentially main-
taining its controversial policy of not allowing students to
enroll during the regular academic year if, after eight terms
in the college, they have not completed their degree re-
In the wake of a recent controversy over the eight
term limit, the board has reasserted its view that most
students must elect an aver-
age of 15 credit hours in d t
every fall and winter term Seek date
they are enrolled.
This position is stated in the ou
draft of a letter which will be
sent to about 120 fourth year
students who had been notified "
in March that they would notill
be allowed to register next fall
because their average class loads WASHINGTON (P) - A bi-par-
had been less than 15 hours. tisan group of Senate war critics
Several of the students had iagruofSntwrciis
voied ojectiono the dew hyesterday agreed to work for the
voiced objections to the newinclusion of the McGovern - Hat-
policy, and criticized the board fed omnmeo the endingat
for placing a "not-to-register" fiedamendment on the pending
(NTR) notation on their aca- draft bill.
denic records berore discussing chairman of the Foreign Rela-
the action with them. tions Committee, told reporters
While the draft of the new let- thdeionopuhhea n-
ter, released yesterday, stresses met ohih palsh forheae.d-5
that the college does not have a 1971 cutoff of funds for U.S.
rigid "eight term rule" which forces in Indochina, on the draft
applies to every student, it says bill was the concensus of a meet-
that the Administrative Board ing that attracted 17 senators
will only exempt a student if he adadst he tes
can demonstrate thatextenuating and aides to three others.
personal reasons prevented him Fulbright said the amendment
from averaging 15 hours per will likely come up in late May
term, or early June, after the Senate
These reasons, the letter says, considers other pending .amend-
include financial problems, health ments that deal directly with the
problems, and certain "adjust- draft, including one to limit draft
ment" proylems-such as chang- extension to one year instead of
ing one's major midway through the two years voted by the House.
his undergraduate career. The present law expires June 30.
However, the board plans to Neither of the "End the War"
reject petitions for a ninth term amendment's chief sponsors,
from students who cite a heavy Sen. George McGovern, (D-S.D.),
commitment to extracurricular and Sen. Mark Hatfield, (R-Ore.),
activities as preventing them was at the session. They had
from completing their degrees in earlier agreed tentatively topush
eight terms, according to LSA the amendment on the draft bill,
Assistant Dean James Shaw, the subject to the views of their sup-
board's chairman. porters.
The letter was written after the The Senate rejected a similar
LSA Executive Committee or- amendment 55 to 39 last August
dered the board to inform the when it was offered to military
affected students that there was procurement authorization legis-
no hard-and-fast eight term rule lation.
and that their cases could be It is expected to do better this
reviewed individually to deter- year though none of the sponsors
See LSA, Page 16 have predicted it will win.

BONN (MP-The value of the
dollar plummeted to a new low
in the foreign exchange market
here yesterday as international
confidence in the dollar's
strength continued to decline.
The closing quotation on the
Frankfurt exchange fell to 3.55
marks for a dollar as opposed to
the pfficial rate of 3.66, indi-
cating U.S. currency is losing
foreign exchange value in com-
mon business transactions,
The dollar also fell with re-
spect to the British pound and
the Spanish peseta. In Britain,
Americans had to pay $2.42 for
a pound sterling, up from the
official rate of $2.40. While the
official exchange rate is 61.5
pesetas to a dollar in Spain,
* American tourists were getting
only 52 pesetas yesterday.
Meanwhile, European govern-
ments held meetings discussing
possible measures to stablize the
shaky exchange rates, touched
off by the huge supply of dollars
in Europe and a belief that the
dollar's value is inflated.

Much of the lack of confi-
dence in the dollar is evidenced
in the heavy speculation in
German marks by large inter-
national corporations.
Many big companies - from
international oil or electrical
firms to car dealers or importers
and exporters-have joined the
rush to exchange dollars or
European currencies for Ger-
man marks, betting that the
value of the mark will rise. The
trade is entirely legitimate and
the size of the transactions of-
ten running into millions of dol-
lars-all but rules out the small
West Germany is taking a
plan before its partners in the
European Common Market to-
day in an attempt toward
market stabilization.
Although details of the plan
were not disclosed, it is believed
the idea is to let the mark
"float" to seek a new parity with
the dollar -more likely higher
than the official rate.
The West German economic

planners appear to favor a float-
ing mark rather than a revalued
one so as not to be bound by a
so-called "pegged" rate that had
to be supported by government
The "floating" of the West
German mark on the internation-
al money markets is opposed by
France and Belgium, but West
Germany apparently plans to
implement its ideas whether oth-
er common market nations agree
or not.
The "floating" is expected to
be accompanied by a restriction
on public spending and an in-
crease in the funds the govern-
ment has frozen for use in pump-
ing up the economy in case of a
The government closed its of-
ficial currency markets earlier
this week when more than $2
billion streamed into the country
to be converted to marks in less
than two days.
- The government has blamed
the dollar influx for domestic
See DOLLAR, Page 16

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