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Vol. LXXXI, No. 68-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, August 14, 1971

Ten Cents

Eight Page!

Campus cinema groups tangle
Trouble which has been brew-
ing of late between campus film
societies boiled over this week as
two groups, the Orson Welles Film
Society, and the American Revo-
lutionary M e d i a (ARM) found
themselves showing the same
movie on the same night.
The showing of They Shoot
Horses, Don't They" by Orson,
Welles at Auditorium A, Angell
Hall, and by ARM at The Alley
(formerly Canterbury House) has 7
resulted in an advertising war in
the pages of The Daily, and a call
for a boycott of OrsonnWelles by
The specific ques tion causing
the current ill feelings stems from
the conflicting showings, but the,
roots of the problem go back to
ongoing rivalries, and attacks of 1
vanadalism perpetrated on ARM
and other film groups.
The current controversy dates :
back to an ad placed by ARM in
The Daily last Saturday which
claimed Orson Welles' showing of
the movie had been cancelled.
This was followed by an angry
36 square inch ad in Thursday's
Daily by Orson Welles reaffirm-
ing their showing and charging
that ARM's ad represented "bla-
tant competition." ARM MEMBERS and sympathizers distribute leaflets at the Orson Welles Film
At Thursday, and Friday nights' Society's showing of "They Shoot Horses Don't They" at Auditorium A, Angell
See FILM, Page 6 Hall.

House unit
reports out
budget bill
The House appropriations com-
mittee has reported out the Higher
Education Bill, which includes $72.
733 million for the University's Ann
Arbor campus - $500,000 more than
the recently passed Senate version
of the bill
The move has sparked speculation that
the additional money was provided to al-
low the University to make some pay-
ments to the city of Ann Arbor for police
and fire services.
Capitol sources, however, declined to
comment on the committee's intent for
the additional funds.
In the Senate, attempts by Sen. Gilbert
Bursley (R-Ann Arbor) to add $500,000 for
payments to the city failed after Sen.
Charles Zollar (R.-Benton Harbor) told
the Senate the University had agreed to
ending those yearly payments.
The bill also includes another $500,000
that was provided in the Senate bill for
police and fire services-presumably to
aid the University in setting up its own
police and fire service should the city
cut-off some of those services to the cam-
The bill also contains a section which
would require full-time professors to spend
a minimum of 18 hours per week in the
classroom and requires graduate school
instructors to average 10 classroom hours
The section had been objected to by the
Michigan chapter of the American Asso-
ciation of University Professors.
If passed by the House, which will re-
turn from a week-long recess Monday, the
bill would go to a House-Senate confer-
ence committee where the monetary dif-
ferences would probably be halved.
The University had requested $1.45 mil-
lion dollars for payments for city services.
The payments would amount to exactly
18 per cent of the city's police and fire
department budgets.

Pros sue
Legal proceedings for three Eastern
Michigan University (EMU) professors
who claim they were not rehired for po-
litical reasons continued yesterday in the
U.S. District Court of Judge Damon Keith
in Detroit.
The three professors have filed a suit
against EMU President Harold Sponberg
Ireland quiet
after rioting
BELFAST, Ire. (M) - Quiet returned to
North Ireland yesterday after a week of
the worst riots in this province for half a
A British general claimed the illegal
Irish Republican Army (IRA) has been
"virtually defeated."
This British claim was immediately
challenged by Joe Cahill, chief of staff of
the IRA provisional wing and one of the
five most wanted IRA leaders. He told
newsmen at a secretly arranged meeting
that the IRA was not beaten and enough
men, weapons and ammunition are avail-
able to continue fighting the British
Cahill promised that "Urban guerrilla
tactics will continue", and asserted that
despite difficulties, supplies were being
received from across the southern Ire-
land border.
Despite the warnings and threats of the
IRA, Brig. Marston Tickell, the British
Chief of Staff in Northern Ireland said
that the major problem now was the
thousands of refugee families who left
their homes in the North after being
burned out or being threatened by shoot-
ing or arson.
More than 7,000 people have left homes
in Northern Ireland, swelling emergency
r relief centers to capacity on both sides
of the border.
Tickell told a news conference that the
I1JA had suffered 50 casualties since
Monday, including 20 to 30 dead. More
than 230 other suspected IRA terrorists
have been jailed in the army roundup
that began last Monday.

EMU in job dispute

and eight members of the EMU Board of
Regents, charging the defendants violated
their first amendment rights.
All three claim their teaching contracts
were not renewed because of their radical
political activities.
David Cahill, assistant professor of po-
litical science, who calls his case "the
clearest outrage," said his -contract was
not renewed because of his ties with Sec-
ond Coming, an Ypsilanti underground
newspaper, and "because I was active in
student politics at Indiana State.
"The EMU political science depart-
ment was satisfied with my work," Ca-
hill added, and added Sponberg refused to
say why his contract was cancelled.
The other two are Richard Sroges, as-
sociate professor of psychology and a for-
mer faculty advisor for the EMU chapter
of Students for a Democratic Society
(SDS), and Lawrence Hochman, asso-
ciate professor of physics, who ran for
vice-president of the United States on the
New Politics Party ticket in 1968. The
party's national candidate for president
was black militant Eldridge Cleaver.
Earlier this week Gerald Fulford, EMU
director of fiscal analysis, admitted he
wrote a note included in Cahill's person-
nel file.
"What kind of garbage do you suppose
this bird is peddling under the guise of
social and cultural benefits?" Fulford
wrote. .
The note was attached to a newspaper
clipping telling of Cahill's connection with
Second Coming, Fulford testified.
Fulford was subpoenaed by the plain-
tiffs as part of a strategy Cahill describes
as "using as witnesses for our side all
the administrators who essentially wrong-
ed us."
Fulford admitted he sent the clipping
and note to four EMU administrators.
"It was a spontaneous thing," Fulford
said later. "I made that very clear in
court. I just thought these people might
be interested.
"It is not a normal part of my job,"
he added. Fulford denied he inserted the
clipping and note in Cahill's file.
John Hayes, chief of EMU campus po-
lice, also testified he provided Sponberg
with Indiana State Police intelligence
reports on Cahill.

In other testimony Gary D. Hawk
executive director for EMU's universit
relations, said he attended a campus rall
in May, 1970 and reported on activitiE
there to university officials.
Four other former EMU professors als
were plaintiffs in the original suit, btu
Keith dismissed their motion Wednes
day. Attorney George Newman, who


being retained to press the suit by the
Michigan Federation of Teachers, has
said he will appeal the deci ion.

Wallace defies court b
reopenng black school
By The Associated Press to be bussed to integrated schools orx
Alabama Go v e r nor George Wal- main in local schools.
lace challenging the federal courts, yes- The freedom of choice program h
terday ordered the reopening of a black been declared by the courts to be an u
school closed two weeks ago by a court acceptable solution to the problem
order to speed integration, segregation.
Wallace said the court order handed New Hope is one of more than 140 f
down July 30 would force students to be merly all-black or predominately bla
bussed to schools 20 to 22 miles away. schools in the state closed by the cou
The bus trip, Wallace said, is dangerous under a stepped-up integration formu
due to "bumper to bumper" traffic. Their schools' pupils were reassigned
Wallace's order will open the New Hope predominately white schools.
Junior High School in Livingstone County, In Washington, the White House s
Ala. under the so called freedom of choice it does not plan at this time to do an
plan in which parents are given the de- thing about Wallace's action, because
vision of whether they want their children feels no law has been violated.


Presidential press secretary Ronald
Ziegler said yesterday, "The governor of
Alabama has made some statements. We
will continue to watch the situation."
However, in Birmingham, Alabama
civil rights attorney C. W. Clemon filed
suit in federal court charging that Wal-
lace's order would sabotage integration
The suit names Wallace as the defend-
ant and asks the court to enjoin the
governor, the school superintendent, and
school board members from "deviating
from any plan of desegregation currently
or hereafter to be ordered by the court."
"Unless restrained and enjoined," the
suit says,."the action of Wallace -and ac-
quiescence therein will immediately im-
pede and frustrate meaningful desegre-
gation of the schools."

George Wallace

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