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S X o icigaThn Ctst
Vo.LXXXI, No. 51-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, July 22, 1971 Ten Cents Eight Pages

Ann Arbor's art days
The East University "Free Art Fair" attracts afternoon browsers as the city's annual "Street Art
Fair" gets underway yesterday, top picture. Youngsters congregate at the unveiling of the 'Kuumba
Murals' on the outside walls of the Center for Afro-American and African Studies on Haven Street, low-
er picture. The mural is the work of a group of black art students at the University.
FAVOR INDEPENDENT STATUS:
'here wVill ilo Rn

Union store
bans books
i
on firearms
By ZACHARY SCHILLER
On the urging of a faculty member of the University
Cellar board of directors, the student-funded bookstore in
the basement of the Michigan Union has refused to stock
two books and two magazines because they contained in-
structions on firearms use and weaponry.
Additionally, the bookstore's staff has decided not to
stock books or materials which they consider "sexist or
racist," resulting in the removal of at least one other
book and a poster from the shelves of the store.
The two books banned because
of the content dealing with fire-
srms and bomb manufacture are
"Steal this Book" written and
published by Yippie author Abbie
Hoffman, and "The Anarchist
Cookbook," by William Powell, Taiwan troop
published by Lyle Stuart.
An issue of "Burning Spear" m m itm ullL
published by black studen sat
the University, was also banned
because it contained a reprinted WASHINGTON (4) - The Sen-
article from a "People's" fire- ate Foreign Relations Committee
arms manual which was itself the yesterday approved a resolution
subject of a boycott by the Cellar. that would repeal authorization
According to store employes, granted nearly two decades ago
a number of other books have for deployment of U.S. armed
also been taken out of stock as a forces to defend the Nationalist
result of the policy, including Chinese stronghold of Formosa.
books on hunting which included The action in closed session was
instructions on the use of fire- unanimous although Senate Re-
arms. publican Leader Hugh Scott of
"The Sensuous Woman," also Pennsylvania was absent.
published by Lyle Stuart under The committee has been hold-
the pseudonym "J", was banned ing a series of hearings on var-
because of its "sexist" content ious resolutions approving ad-
and a poster of Racquel Welch mission of the People's Republic
was discontinued for the same of China to the United Nations.
reason. Repeal of the Formosa resolu-
"When a book comes in, if it's. tion has been part of this as well
sexist, we'll return it," explained as a part of the committee's con-
book department manager David tinuing look at U.S. commnitments
Rock. abroad.
Sales of the Anarchist Cook- The action Wednesday, how-
book were suspended, Rock said, ever, comes in the wake of Pres-
not for political reasons but be- ident Nixon's announcement last
cause it "could be destructive week he will visit China before
to human life." next May and offered subsequent
"The Cellar has no qualms pleas by the White House that
about carrying radical publica- members of Congress exercise
tions," Rock said. restraint in commenting about
A major proponant on the book- the proposed visit.
store board of the ban on books Commenting on the proposed re-
containing instructions in the use peal in a letter May 18, the State
of weaponry is engineering Prof. Department told the committee it
Jonathan Bulkley, who said in an would take no position.
interview yesterday that "this so- The department said the spe-
ciety has had enough of violence The drtmet said the
and the use of unlawful means cific crisis that orupte sthe
to achieve goals." original resolution had fssed
The Cellar should not "be deal- but that authorization to defend
ing with these materials," he the Nationalist Chinese also was
said, contained in a mutual defense
The present policy Bulkley ex- treaty entered into shortly after
plained, is based on a general the resolution was approved by
See STUDENT, Page3 Congress.

By CHRIS PARKS
Support is growing both within
the University and the state leg-
islature, for the establishment
of the University's Willow Run
Laboratories as an independent
institution.
The laboratories, which have
been used mainly for technologi-
cal and military research, have
been a target of student protest
because of the classified projects
done there under contract from
the Department of Defense.
The major issue raised by pro-
ponents of separation from the
University is a declining inter-
est in the facilities on the part of
the University.
The University, according to
state senator Gilbert Bursley (R-
Ann Arbor) "has not been anx-
ious about keeping it going."
Many scientists connected with
the laboratories, Bursley said,
are skeptical about the future of
the institution and have been
considering taking positions else-
where.
Separating the facility from the
University would insure its fu-
ture, preventing "vital talent"
from leaving the state, he said.

University vice-president for
research Geoffry Norman said
yesterday that there has been
some "shrinkage of support" for
the facility, blaming much of it
on "harrassment on the classi-
fied research issue."
He said, that while there is no
specific "plan afoot," indepen-
dence for the Willow Run facility
is "an option that needs looking
at."
The final decision will be based,
he said, on the results of exten-
sive studies into the economic
viability of such a move.
It will have to be determined,
Norman explained, whether the
laboratories would be able to re-
ceive sufficient research grants
operating as an independent in-
stitute.
Last week the state senate gave
encouragement to the plan by
passing a resolution introduced
by Sen. Bursley, approving the
concept of a separate institute.
The resolution was reported
out of a house committee and is
expected to come to a vote today.
The legislature however has no
direct power to act on the mat-

ter and can only go on record as
supporting such a move.
The ultimate decision rests with
the Regents, but no decision by
them is deemed likely for some
time as several options for the
Willow Run area are presently
being considered.
Plans have been put forward
to move the laboratories to a site
on north campus and the Wayne
County road commission has evi-
denced an interest in purchasing
the entire site for expansion into
a major airport.
Presently the Willow Run area
consists of an airport, owned
and operated by the University,
research facilities and three
large factories,
The University provides fire
service for the area which houses
the General Motors Hydramatic
Division, manufacturer of M 16
rifles, the General Motors Fisher
Body Plant, and the Chevrolet
Division of General Motors.
Before Detroit Metropolitan
Airport was completed, Willow
Run serviced all Detroit airline
facilities.
Willow Run is located 12
miles east of Ann Arbor.

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