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Windy, partly cloudy
and warm

Vol. LXXX, No. 4-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 9, 1970 Ten Cents

Six Pages

To leave
next week
President gives
timetable for
troop pullback


dent Nixon said last night
that the first group of Ameri-
can soldiers in Cambodia will
move out by the middle ofd
next week and most GIs there
will be out by mid-June.
*All U. S. forces will be with-
drawn trom Cambodia by the end
of Julie, Nixon added,
''ndp President gave this time-
tabe in a nationally televised
news conference. It was gener- E. H
ay in line with estimates pry-
Sviou'sly given by administration
officials following Nixon's order
which sentg the first U.S. troops
into Cambodia April 30.
Nixon defended his decision to r
send U.S. troops into Cambodia
as a step toward peace and ap-
pealed to dissenters Protsting this E
policy to understand that his goal
is the same as theirs.
He said the youthful demon-
strators, some of them parading by
candlelight outside the White -Associated yrsss
coneeace, ahe saying they want nSEN. CHARLES PERCY R-l talks with students gathered n
peace, an end to killing, "that we the Capitol grounds yesterday. In the background, Sen. Edward
%6, ought to get out of Vietnam . Kennedy (D-Mass) addresses a crowd on the steps of the Capitol.
"I agree with everything theyjn
are. trying to accomplish," Nixon
said, adding that he has no ob-
jection to peaceful, protest. Protests rc
He Called it a safety valve, and
added he had personally asked for g
a waiver of city regulations so the m d s
demonstrators massing in Wash-
ington f can stage a rally Saturday ten hn p t i h s
on the grounds of the Ellipse- l
dThey're trying to say they By The Associated Press
want peace, they're trying to say Angry students poured into the streets of many foreign
that they, want to stop the kill- cities yesterday protesting U.S. military action in Cambodia
ing, they're trying to say that we and the killing of four students at Kent, Ohio.
ought to get out of Vietnam. A huge American flag was burned at Munich University.
Nixon said. "I agree with every- An effigy of President Nixon was set afire to chants of "as-
thing they are trying to accom-
plish. sassin, assassin,' in Maracaibo, Venezuela. American offices
"I think I understand what in'London were daubed with animal blood.
they want," Nixon added. "I Demonstrators ignited the flag in front of Munich Uni-
would hope that they would un- versity's main building after speakers had accused the United
derstand somewhat what I want." States of "raw aggression" in Indochina. "
Nixon said he will meet his
pledge to withdraw another 150,- Nearly 2,000 students then paraded through the streets
000 American troops from Viet- with placards. After dark, protesters broke windows in several
nam during the next year. - T downtown offices and clashed
"I did not send these men to sd with police near the U.S. Con-
Vietnam .. ." the President said.isuaeThe lcmnwr
feel sea e il sulatge.lMihi I Tene oliceen woerce
Nixon was asked if he had been State hu se I p
surprised about the intensity of reported injured by flying
the protests and he replied no. I rocks and t h r e e protesters f
He said those who are pro- passes bill were arrested.
testing believe his Cambodian A thous h aNuxnd demonstrators
decision will expand the U.S. In- Tarche , the U.S. m se-
volvement and they want peace. b t t uess n te rl Am eran-
"I made the very decision for e P a t on quartes in Wsteerti. nm Fak
the same reason they are protest- hurts 2,000 demonstrators stream-
ing," he said. "I am concerned Led through the streets shouting,
because, I know how dee-ply they house has passed, an~d sen~t to the Nxn mree!
feel. senate a b ing wa Mch- In Venezuela, student violence
"What I have done will do what ;tgan businesses to eep track of !that had iaged all week in Carac-
they want. "In my opinion, it any waste dumpen into public as spread to the western cities of
will serve the just cause in Viet- waters. report it to the state and I acaibo dns wday bnTeda- t
nam."j pay for the privilege. Iaab tdnswobre h
Asked if he could open mean- ;effigy of Nixon also burned sev-
ingful talks with college students The house voted 78-0 yesterday eral vehicles, stoned U.S. busi-
Nixon said he would like to try' for a bill that sets an annual fee nesses and d trampled American
S"It is not easy, sometimes, they, of from $50 to $9,000 for any dis- flags in the streets.
as you know, talk so loudly that it onPigs heads and animal offal
is difficult to be heard." He said help cover the cost of analyzing were dumped outside offices of a
theywan butthikshs dcisoth sture ngot and by-tentodfts any db iltnsioamrh
on an individual basis, it is pos- CImhedstrengthrandscdntenty d number of American offices in
sible to bring representatives of orgic a irgncte London and the offices were
colleges to his offices to talk with stituents" piped into a sewer, river daubed with animal blood. Dem-1
them, to have a dialogue, or lake. onstrators said they would gath-;
Nixon said he though the stu- This is the so-called "surveil- er 50,000-strong today in Trafal-
40 dents ,are trying to say they want lance fee" called for by Gay. Wil- Igar' Square and march on the U.S.1
peace, are trying to end the killing, dlit Milliken. Embassy. T
want to end the draft and want Michigan manufacturers a 1 s o Police and demonstrators bat-
the 'United States to get out of would have to file monthly reports tied in Oslo when a licensed dem-
Vietnam. with the State Water Resources jonstration at a group of down-1
Nixon said he agrees with what Commission showing all manufac- town university buildings was 4
they want but thinks his decision tured products and by-products, !turned by militants into a march
to send troops into the Cambodian materials directly and incidentally on the U.S. Embassy.]
Ssanctuaries of the Viet Cong would used in that production and all A wall of 70 police, many of
speed _those goals. waste products. See PROTESTS, Page 2

take place
By The Associated Press
Collegiate protests, some
peaceful, some violent, multi-
plied yesterday on the eve of
a scheduled mass demonstra-
ion in Washington against
Amne r ica n involvement in
Cambodia and the death of
four Kent State University
students. But signs of count-
er-action cropped up on the
streets of New York and else-
The National Student Associ-
ation in Washington said it had
reports that 437 of the nation's
1,500 colleges-or nearly 30 per
cent-were on strike or closed.
Students by the thousands
marched peacefully in Austin. Tex.,
Sacramento, Calif., Newark, N.J.,
and Seatlle, Wash. Protesters at
Skagit Valley College in Mount
Vernon, Wash., trimmed their hair
and beards in an effort to get their
antiwar message across better with
a neater appearance.
However, firebombs or other ex-
plosives went off at Marquette
University, the University of North
Carolina and at a state armory at
New London, Conn.
Blazes also were reported at the
Universities of Wisconsin, Minne-!
sota-Duluth, Valparaiso, Ind., a
State University campus at New!
Paltz, N.Y. the University of Ala-
bama and the University of South-,
western Louisiana.
Scores of construction workers
in hard hats left their jobs in
lower Manhattan and charged
with swinging fists into a mass of
antiwar demonstrators outside the!
New York Stock Exhange on Wall
Then, unfurling six American
flags, the workmen paraded up
Broadway to City Hall, as ticker
tape was thrown in their path
from skyscraper windows. They
picked up adherents by the hun-
dreds as they marched.
"Impeach Lindsay," the coun-
ter-demonstrators chanted. The
mayor has been vocal in his op-
position to the war in Southeast
With all New York City public
See PROTESTS, Page 2




leave after
33 hours
The takeover of North Hall
ended last night when some
50 students occupying the
building in protest of "U.S.
imperialism and racism" walk-
ed out.
The protesters left the building
-which houses ROTC-after their
33-hour stay, amid rumors that
there would be an attempt to
plant a bomb or set fire to North
Hall once it was cleared. A small
group of students remained for
what they called "security pur-
At 12:50 a.m., six Ann Arbor
police charged into the first floor
corridor of North Hall and ar-
rested four people for standing in
the lobby.
The police also arrested a re-
porter who was standing outside
the building when the police ar-
rived. All were released on persoti-
al recognizance.
The 50 protesters had decided
that a continued occupation of the
building would be a politically in-
effective protest and that the oc-
cupation was not worth possible
"We are trapping ourselves here.
Change won't come unless we get
out on the streets and work for
it," one protester said.
The security group - calling
themselves the New Coalition -
remainedvafter the walkout as a
student patrol to insure against
possible acts of violence to North

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
OFFICIALS enter North Hall yesterday afternoon to check the condition of the building. Early yes-
terday morning a fire of unknown cause had broken out and some vandalism had been reported.
Demonstrators secure


for march

By The Associated Press
As tens of thousands of war pro-j
testers converged on Washington
D.C. for a mass demonstration to-
day, the Nixon Administration yes-
terday took steps to allow them
to hold their protest in a park
adjoining the White H o u s e
This was a reversal of an earlier
decision which allowed the pro-
testers to assemble only on the
grounds of the Washington Monu-
ment and rally peacefully on H
street on the north edge of La-I
fayette Park, directly in front of
the White House east wall.

The Justice Department was or-
dered to seek a waiver of a re-'
quirement for 15 days' notice forj
a permit to hold the demonstra-
tion on the Ellipse, a large park
just south of the White House.
It is directly across Constitution
Ave. from the grounds of thej
Washington Monument.
The concession by the govern-
ment gave the demonstrators their
primary objective in preliminary
wrangling-the right to take their
protest directly to the White
"We still assert the right of the
American people to assemble at!

LMU calm after memorial service;
no decision made on class strike,

They admitted a few plain-
Lafayette Park," said Ron Young, clothes policemen to check the
coordinator for the New Mobiliza- buildig for possible bomb plants
tion Committee to End the War in Shortly after midnight, Police
Vietnam.Chief Walter Krasny arrived at
"But because of logistics and our North Hall and announced plans
own concern to make this a mili- for additional police to check
tant but peaceful demonstration through the building.
we have decided to hold it on the
Ellipse," Young said, declaring Krasny sai he would wait until
that Nixon "has backed down." all the people had left the area
thatNixo ha baced dwn. before moving in with police. "If
Police Chief Jerry Wilson has we' not reasonab sure its safe
estimated that a "minimum" aro hreowe ur it have
30,000 to 100,004 protesters are around here, we're going to have
30x00to .0to cordon off the whole area," he
expected. add
One busload of people from Ann added.
Arbor left for Washington last Law Professor Robert Knauss,
night along with an undetermined chairman of the Senate Advisory
number of cars. It was unclear Committee on University Affairs,
how many members of the Uni- reportedly called the police to the
versity faculty plan to participate building after students told him
in the Washington demonstration. a bomb was ready to go off in the;
However, five English professors building.
said yesterday they would join the, Later in the evening, the 50 pro-
march. testers who had left the building
in a speech last night, appar- returned,hdemanding the New
ently a conciliatory gesture toward Coalition security group leave the
the nation's young people, Nixon ROTC building in accordance with
said he is working for the same what the entire group previously
goal they seek-peace. He said that decided.
troops would begin to be with- After much discussion, the 50
drawn from Cambodia early next left, leaving behind the security
week. coalition.
The President also said he re- Donald Wertner said he was
grets that his use of the word booked by Ann Arbor police on
"bums" to describe some college charges of "larceny from a build-
protesters would be applied to all ing" and, after questioning, left
who dissent. the police station.
"On a university campus, the The ROTC Bldg. takeover began
rule or reason is supposed to pre- Thursday afternoon when over 500
vail over the rule of force," he persons walked out of the memo-
said. But when students burn rial service at Hill Aud. in honor
buildings, the word "bum" is "too of the four students slain at Kent

A service was held on the cam-
pus of Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity yesterday afternoon in mem-
ory of the four students who were
killed on the Kent State University
campus earlier this week.
Last night, things remained
quiet at the EMU despite the ar-
rest yesterday afternon of one stu-
dent for indecent exposure. He
was not wearing a shirt or shoes
By last night most strikers had
either gone home or to their dor-
mitories to study.


The students still have not de- been served. The rest are out-
cided whether to return to classes standing.
Monday or extend their four-day One student was served with an
boycott into next week. order while attempting to attendf
During the peaceful service, an Honors Convocation Wednes-
EMU President Harold Sponberg day night. Henry Sharg, a vice-
made no specific mention of the presidential candidate in EMU's
killings on the Kent State cam- recent student body election, was
pus. However, he said that "the invited to attend the Convocation.
death of any young person is a When he walked into the audi-
staggering tragedy." torium he was arrested for tres-
. "epassing, even though he showed
"That they lost their lves on a them his invitation. He was then
university campus makes their served with the restraining orider,
passng all the more hateful told that he was suspended in-
Sponberg added. definitely and told to leave the
The president did not condemn campus.
or condone the violence that took
place. He used the occasion to
speak to the students on the role
of the university, stating that'
"when violence and destruction in-
trude upon the university, by its;V
very nature it is unable to defend
itself from itself for it is commit-
ted to humane, rational and intel-
lectual behavior."
Following Sponberg, Student
Body President Barry Simon read
the 23rd Psalm in memory of the
murdered students.
After the service, Robert Mus-
ial, feature editor of the EMU
newspaper, "The Eastern Echo,"
said Sponberg's speech was a
"nice speech but he really did
not say that much." He also said
he believed the school closed down



arrests counted

WASHINGTON (P)-The nation's police
have made more than 230 arrests of Black
Panther party members in the last year on
charges ranging from jaywalking to mur-
der, a nationwide survey shows..
These arrests have resulted in about 40
convictions, the Associated Press survey
also disclosed. In more than 60 cases, the
defendants were acquitted or the charges
were dropped. The rest of the cases are
The AP survey included more than a
dozen cities where Panthers have been

eral court suit contending authorities had.
by repeated arrests, interfered with mem-
bers' constitutional rights. Between August
and January, the suit said, 18 party mem-
bers in San Diego had been arrested a
total of 30 times on 42 charges, but that
27 of the charges were later dropped.
This suit was filed in January. It was
folowed in April by another suit, this one
seeking $10 million in damages and ac-
cusing the Los Angeles police department
of harassing party members. It cited.
among other incidents, a police-Panther

add that there have been less than 10 con-
victions or sentencing of Panthers during
the year, with sentences ranging from a
small fine for disobeying a red night to
two-to-five years in jail for robbing an ice
cream vendor.
Many of the Chicago convictions are
being appealed. "I've never had a Black
Panther go to jail," says Kermit Coleman,
an attorney with the American Civil Liber-
ties Union.
In New Haven, Conn., eight Black Pan-


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