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NEWS PHONE: 764-0552

Thursday, May 7, 1970 Ann Arbor, Michigan Page Three

news today
by The Associated Press and College Press Service



WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICIALS yesterday turned down a
request for permission for an anti-war demonstration in front
of the White House on Saturday.
* Demonstration leaders said it would be held there anyhow.
Ron Young, project director of the New Mobilization Committee
which is planning the march said "We'll rally in front of the soldiers
or police, or whoever is there on the north side of Lafayette Square,
the nearest point to the White House."
Mayor Walter Washington said an alternative site was being
made available on the Washington Monument grounds "in full view
of the White House." He also said the Justice Department would move'
in court for a waiver of the 15-day notice required prior to, the issue
of demonstration or parade permits.
* * *
his. quest for Indochina peace talks yesterday after apparently
defying Cabinet policy toward President Nixon's extension of the
Vietnam war.
After a controversial' speech Stewart made on the crises in
Indochina in Parliament Tuesday, a large number of Laborites were
pursuaded to vote against the Labor government's policy. Stewart has
been severely criticized for exceeding an understanding within the
Labor government concerning the expression of strong opposition "to
American expansion of the war into Cambodia.
Stewart and British diplomats arouna the world have set out to
rally support for Secretary-General U Thant's proposal to convene
a conference of all contending parties in Indochina within the context
of the United Nations.
* * *
IRELAND'S PRIME MINISTER won a vote of confidence
from his ruling party last night in a dispute over the use of force
against Protestant violence in Northern Ireland.
Prime Minister Jack Lynch won approval for the ouster of three
cabinet ministers who had advocated aid to the Roman Catholic
minority in Northern Ireland even if it, meant armed intervention.
The crises, the most serious in the 44-year history of the ruling
Fianna Fail party, was said to involve the illegal smuggling of arms
into Northern Ireland by what were called "influential people."
* * *
boycotted the 66th session of the Vietnam peace talks yesterday
in Paris. They said they would return next week, but the United
States and South Vietnam said they had not decided if they
would return then.
A spokesman for the North Vietnamese told a news conference
his delegation refused to attend the session because of what he called
continued U.S. bombing raids on North Vietnam.#
The Nixon administration, he said, would have to "bear full
responsibility for all the serious consequences arising from its acts."
* * *
PRESIDENT NIXON met yesterday for nearly an hour with x
six Kent State University students to discuss what might be done
to prevent a recurrence of the confrontation which left four
students dead on their Ohio campus Monday.
The students had driven to Washington to see their congressman,
Rep. William Stanton (R-Ohio) about the killings. They ended up
conferring with Nixon on the causes of student unrest and the ad-
ministration's efforts to investigate the shootings.

Col. Harry Finley of the Guard
said the troops which left yester-
day would be deactivated imme-
diately. Another 400 Guardsmen
were to be removed by tonight, he
°aTo insure order on the campus,
empty of its 19,000 students, Fin-
ley said a force of Ohio Patrolmen
would remain.
A university spokesman said
there was no immediate decision
-Associated Press on whether to continue an injunc-
MR. AND MRS. ARTHUR S. KRAUSE and daughter Laurie, 15, tion which closed the school until
mourn the death of their daughter and sister, Allison, 19, one at least May 10.
of the four students shot Monday At Kent State University. The spokesman said Kent State
Funeral services were held yesterday in Pittsburg, Pa. President Dr. Robert I. Whitewas
_ .--__~to issue a statement later.
Major General Sylvester Del
WA L CE IN R UN-OFF: Corso, one of the officials who is-
sued the earlier statement, said he
had heard reports of a sniper on a
rooftop, but that "there is no evi-
Primary upsets occur Brig.Gen. Robert Canterbury,
comander of the guard units in
" ® o Kent, said, "In my opinion, the
in ioAla electionsfact that there is or is not a sniper
is unimportant."
"I think the reason the people
By The Associated Press yesterday that he plans to make fired was because they were being
In the Alabama Democratic the black "bloc vote" which voted assaulted with rocks and con-
gubernatorial primary yesterday, against him an issue in their June crete," the general said. In any
neither George C. Wallace or Al- 2 run-off election. situation, whether in combat or
bert Brewer received a majority A strong showing by a third anything else, the decision to use
of votes, while in Ohio, voters candidate, - Charles Woods, kept a weapon must be reserved to the
chose Republican Robert Taft Jr. Wallace or Brewer from winning individual.
and Democrat Howard Metzen- the nomination without a run-off. The Guardsmen at Kent were
baum to vie for a U.S. Senate seat Unoffical returns, with approxi- armed with M-1 rifles, fully loaded
in November. mately 93 per cent of the ballots with a round in the firing cham-
I tallied, gave Brewer 382,016 votes, ber. That means the troops were

Guard leaving
Kent. campus;,
sniper denied
KENT, Ohio (ff-Convoys of National Guardsmen, bleary-
eyed from lack of sleep, continued rolling awdy from the Kent
State University campus Wednesday, but security precau-
tions remained tight in the wake of the shooting deaths of
four students by Guardsmen Monday.
Some 400 citizen-soldiers activated to quell student and
antiwar demonstrations last weekend were transported in
trucks to their respective headquarters.
* In connection with those deaths, Ohio National Guard
officials reported Monday that they had found no evidence of
sniper fire, the reason originally released for the Guard's
firing which resulted in the deaths. Guard officials now say
the troops opened fire because they feared for their lives as
students threw rocks at them.;

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Wallace, running beIincd Gov.
Albert Brewer in the primary, said

Top Ann Arbor city officials
approve grievance officer plan

Top Ann Arbor officials gave
their endorsement last week to a
proposal to establish the position
of a "grievance officer" or "om-
budsman" to hear complaints reg-
istered by citizens against police-
men and other city employes.
Mayor Robert J. Harris, City
Administrator Guy C. Larcum, Jr.,
and Police Chief Walter E. Kras-
ny gave their approval last Sat-
urday to part of the recommenda-
tion made by the citizen's Ad Hoc
Committee on Police-Community
Relations. The city officials re-
jected, however, the committee's
proposal that would allow a citi-
zen the option of filing his com-
nlaint with a three-man grievance
The city council will h o ld a
public hearing on t h e proposal
May 25 and will take final action
at its meeting on June 1, Harris!
said. Harris added that if the pro-
- r

posal passed the council, citizens
could begin to file complaints as
soon as an ombudsman could be
appointed by the council. While
the proposal does not specifically
prohibit the appointment of a city
employe to the position, Harris
indicated that the position would
be filled by someone "outside of
city government."
The proposed grievance officer
would have no disciplinary powers
but would determine whether a
police officer or other city em-
ploye had acted wrongly in a giv-
en circumstance and could rec-
ommend changes in the opera-
tions of the appropriate city de-
partment to prevent further of-
Following an investigation, the
grievance officer would submit
his findings to the city adminis-
trator or department head involv-
ed and allow 10 working days for
response. A final public report
which would include this response
would then be released and would
state the reasons that corrective
action was or was not taken in a
particular case.
If the proposal is accepted, the
mayor said, the three-man tri-

bunal of the City Administratorm,
City Attorney and the Human Re-
lations Department D i r e c t o r
which presently hears complaints
lodged against policemen will
probably be abolished. In a state-
ment released by Harris, Larcum,
and Krasny endorsing the propos-
al, it was noted that the tribunal
"is hopelessly bogged down with
citizen's complaints due to lack
of time and staff." The statement
also pointed out the advantages
of a single grievance officer over
a panel.
"An ombudsman speaks with a
single voice, and over a period of
time he can, by wise decisions,
build confidence in himself among
both city employes and citizenry"
according to the statement. "A
panel, on the other hand, must
either write stilted opinions which
represents a compromise among
three viewpoints or else h a n d
down two or three clashing opin-
While t h e grievance officer
would be charged w it h hearing
complaints against any employe of
the city government, Harris in-
dicated that he expected most of
the complaints filed would involve
alleged misconduct of policemen.

Wallace 362,325 and W o o d s
Wood, a multi-millionaire who
campaigned on a promise to shift
the state tax burden from the
working man to big industry,
withheld a statement and has not
said whether he will take a stand
in the run-off election.
Brewer carried most of the pre-
dominantly black counties, along
with big city districts. Wallace, in
a television interview, said the
black vote went "overwhelmingly"
to, Brewer.
Wallace promised to "say noth-
ing in the runoff to indicate that
I am against anyone because of
color" but added "I do not think
people who vote in a solid or block
vote are acting in the interests of
good government."
No candidate for governor of
Alabama has ever come from be-
hind in a Democratic primary and
won in a runoff election.
In Ohio, both Taft and Met-
zenbaum were upset victors in yes-
terday's primary elections. Met-
zenbaum beat former astronaut
John H. Glenn Jr., and Taft de-
feated Ohio Gov. James A.
Taft, 53, grandson of William
H. Taft, 27th president of the
United States, has been a member
of Ohio General Assembly and is
in his second term in Congress.
He is a supporter of President
Nixon's Vietnam policies.
Metzenbaum, 52, a lawyer and
businessman from Cleveland, cam-
paigned on an anti-war plank. He
has served as a state representive
and a state senator.

ready to fire immediately, without
pumping a round into the cham-
The Ohio Guard described this
as standard procedure and said
the troops were under standing
orders to take cover and fire if
fired upon.
Such orders are contrary tor
standard American military prac-
tice which stresses fire discipline
and normally requires weapons to
be loaded only on an officer's or-
der and fired only upon command.
A report in yesterday's New
York Times from a reporter who
witnessed the shootings said about
20 pieces of concrete and rocks
were thrown in all at the Guards-
Canterbury, at his news confer-
ence Monday, put the number of
Guard involved in the action at
100 and claimed every man had
been injured.
The injunction closing t h e
school was obtained by Portage
County Prosecutor Ronald Kane
immediately after the shootings.
In a copywright story in the Akron
Beacon Journal Tuesday, Kane as-
serted that Ohio Gov. James A.
Rhodes refused to heed his warn-
ings to close the school on Sun-
day, the day before the Guards-
men opened fire with M-1 rifles,
killing four and injuring eight
othergstudents during an antiwar
Kane said he met with Rhodes
Sunday morning and was told not
to ask for an injunction "because
it would be playing into the hands
of the SDS and the Weatherman,"
the newspaper said.

edges on
WASHINGTON -) - In a sur-
prise turnabout, the House voted
down all efforts yesterday to re-
strict use of U.S. troops in Cam-
bodia - thus taking no stand for
or against President Nixon's mil-
itary penetration into that coun-
An amendment-favored propos-
al by Rep. Paul Findley, (R-Ill.),
backing the President's decision
to send troops into Cambodia to
protect lives of U.S.. t r o o p s in
South Vietnam was approved 171
to 144 - and then immediately
voted down in a parliamentary
switch, 221 to 32.
Had the proposal supporting the
President's decision been allowed
to stand, opponents contended it
would have given Nixon the same
congressional authority to wage
war in Indochina that the Ton-
kin Gulf Resolution gave former
President Lyndon B. Johnson in
The opponents, led by Rep. Og-
den R. Reid, N.Y., pressed an
amendment to bar J.S. combat
troops from Cambodia, Laos and
Thailand with no exceptions. They
demanded two days of debate be-
fore putting the issue to a vote.
The Findley amendment also
would prohibit use of U.S. combat
troops in Cambodia, Laos or Thai-
land--except when the President
determines such action is neces-
sary to protect lives of American
troops remaining in South Viet-
Calling the Findley amendment
"another Tonkin Gulf Resolution,"
Reid argued it would give the Pres-
ident congressional authority to
launch U.S. strikes throughout
Cambodia and into Laos in the
name of protecting U.S. troops in
South Vietnam.
But while the Tonkin Gulf
Resolution approved by Congress
in 1964 gave Johnson authority to
"take all necessary measures to
repel any armed attack against
U.S. forces and to prevent further
aggression" in Vietnam, the em-
phasis of the Findley amendment
is on banning U.S. troops in Cam-
bodia except to protect lives.
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