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Saturday, May 8, 1911 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-055:'
/Activist barred from,
/ talkingat oc'al sh o

A (eIr monstrator throws a tear gas canister back at nationalgur
troops during yesterday's disturbances on the U'niv'ersity of Mary-
land ecanpus in ('ollege Park, Maryland.
Lawtus to allow citizen
poltons Suits urged
By JIM IR NV IN when it passed the Environ-
Experts called yesterday at a mental Protection Act seven
hearing in Ann Arbor tar ged- months ago.
erallegilatin whch wuld Sax and others who testified
grant citizens the right to ini- si hyfl h rpsdlgs
tiate suits againsat polluters and lation is an indispensible ate])
S challenge governmsent admnin- toward achievinge a tmethod by
istrtot wh alow olltio to which citizens can demand and
isror ho ltsk olutont obtain the kind of decent co-
go ucheeged.vironnient they hare a right to.
The recomnmendations were Sax said that much past and
made at a hearing here by the proposed legislation, such as the
House Subcommittee 0n Pisheir- administration's waste pollutions
ies and Wildlihe Conservation, bill, are "too generous with pot-
S Law Pro]. Joseph Sax, testi- luters" and imake it impossible
fying before the subcomimitter, ior citizens to challenge govern,
said that recent environmental ment administrators wht1 hey
bills backed by the Nixon admin- ar' lenient.
istration are "mer e shadows" at Many critics hasve argued that
the kind at legal mandate need- the proposed citizens-suit legis-
ed by the courts to vigorously lation swould result ins cloggiing
protect the public interest in the federal courts sith petty
p.tollution cases, and unreasonable suits.
The subcommitteef~ is conssid- This, however, has not htap-
erig legialation wOhich wrould pened in Miclhigan. Since Mich-
hermit citizens to sue polluters igan's Environmentat Protection
us federal courts. Act scent into efiect on October
Michgan wa thefirt aong 1, 1970, there have only been
Miciga wa th list isstig 12 law suits, against the stale
several states to pass shmilar and local goverineitts as well as
l, egisation on tht state level polluters.

A socialist anti-war activ-
ist has been denied permis-
sion to address stusdents at
an Ann Arbor j unior h i g h
school amid charges the de-
cision was based on t h e
specaker's political views.
Tthe speaker, Massachsusets
Student Mobilization Commsit-
SMC)le'ader Peter Osenejo.
svas to savs addressed a Sear-
le'tt Juniior Hligh Schsool assein-
bty yesterday spotnsore'd by lie
school's SaMC chapte'r.
School prinscitpatl.ttss'h Va-
choin de'nie'd thes'rt'qoest Wed-
itt'sdtt:y clasimiing school rule's
ettis'ringthe'daft' aindeast at
st' ss'ib w ere' iot''adic-
quately" cotnplied ,stll.
Hostever, studes tantd fa-
rutty atrganizitng tithpogruim
claiiithteys reeivted approval
seveiat aeeks ago.,ttnd t ha t
Camejo's deinial svas ftor surely'
tiolitical reasoiss.
"I'm sure it's th1et'cast' that
the dettialwas iiade for politi-
cat reasoins," says SMC faculty
advisor Gail Reed. "He verbally
agreed to it, the requt'stt aiid
I handled it juat like every other
request. We never hsad to hsave'
agreemeint in ariting before'."
"It was obviously dont' for pol-
itical reasons," agrees studet'i
SMC member Gary Prince yt's-
terday. "Vachon showed no sonic
i'ed-baiting article its a small
eastern newspaper against
Canmejo ahein he denied our re-
Vachoin said the article, sp-
plied to hini by Attn Arbor
Pionrzr High School principal
Theodore Rokicki, "Certainly did
arouse my suspicions of w h at
Camejo as about,' but con-
tends he did not base his de-
cision on it.
Vachon claimis the dettial was
chiefly based ott the lack o1 a
"formal" approval by the stut-
deints' pareints,
However ,Vaclion's letter to
ftted, says that "irnformatioti
vise school systeti has received,"
rathser than the' tackt of it, caus-
ed the denial of SMC's "informt-
at" request.
Rokicki, declined to coimmnt
ott the dispute last isight.
Despite Rokicki's letter to
Vachon and a meeting betwveen
city public school principals in
whsich the request was diacussed
- both of which closely ore-
ceeded Vachon's action Vachois
claims the denial was "an in-
dividual decision."
"I don't know what hsis
See SPEAKER, Page 16


'Hlogs Are Be ati if ul'
Prcesident Nixon poses with an Iowa farm poster bearing the in-
scription "Hogs' Are beautiful" prior to yesterday's "Salute to
Agriculture" observance in Washington, The dlay's activities included
a ,farm exhibit on the White Hlouse lawn followed by an address
by the President at an Agriculture Department ceremony.
Local dmcxpods;
poieseek susel
An explosion avt adttmt at nearby Iroti Laks'.Mstnehester 'lownship
Thtursday night catised flooding at roads anti croplandt in st'e antibut
no injuties or extensive property damage.
State police ate as yet unstire whsethter the chsirge vised to blow a
breach in the 10 foot aide dam was gunpowder or dynansite, but cx-
perts frost the SpecialIticestigatison Unit of thse State Crinse Lab ir
Lansinsg are continuing investigations. State Police have no suspects
and no leads on the crime.
The 15th acrg lake is owened by Allan Whiteman, wbase sen operates
a niarina ass a peninsula by the lake. None of his boats were damaged,
Whiteman is seeking a condi-
tional use permit to establish a
park on 12 acres of the peninsula
n eed s opposition" to his plans.
"I sore 'ould like to know who
did this,' he said.
John Flook, county drain corn-
missioner, said yesterday the
water level oh Iron Lake has been
a source of local controversy tar
;:...some timge-many local reaid',.to
seem to disagree with the as a rle
of the dam.
In196 the Board oh Coinmusi"-
sioners treat to circuit court rind
secured an order setting a h1g' 1
water level.
He also said the court ]1 a in
ste past, attempted to zn an
ceasement" on the tntihlc lirh
would enable them to stainsesa I
unit control over .'h' tratr
level, but Wiiteman i_.s's sftised
Local ?res1 idnt hae setsit
boCat d to ccondensa the.7'n..t so
that Lshe county camstttv sito
Charles Kidd eves the dam, Flookrsidand
they may try again.

Kidd to work on black

"I wrouldn't be here if I didn't thinik I
could accomplish something in this job
that aill benefit all students at the Uni-
versity," says newly appointed Asst. Vice
President for Student Services Charles
Explahning he wilt work closely with
Vice President for Student Services Rob-
ert Knauss, and have all the same duties,
Kidd says he will have also primary re-
sponsibility for seeing that the University
meets the needs of its black and other nit-
inority studesits.
Starting next aeek, Kidd will head a
task force which oil] reviea' all the work
done over the past year in terms of sup-
portive services for blacks, including an
assessmenst of the Univ'ersity's response to
the Black Action Mov-ement IBAM 5 de -

"We hare the responsibility of coming
up with a plan for nmeeting immediate staf-
fisng needs its order to broaden our capacity
for handling black students," he says.
"This isnvolves a reasseasment of our pres-
ent personnel, as well as checking to see
if we need asnysnew staff positions."
Kidd, a professor in the School of Pub-
lic Health, was named to the new post Ap-
ril 16. Be was selected by a ,student-faculty
search committee from over 30 candidates.
Kidd's appointment makes him the high-
est rankitng black in any admisnistrative:
capacity its the University.
Last month, b e f a r e his appointmenst,
Kidd and several other prominent blacks
wrote an article appearing in The Daily
concerning black administrators at t he
"The fact is that black adtiii!stratara
See VP, Page 16

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