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By LINDSAY CHANEY
The first student convicted of class disruption during the
recent Black Action Movement strike has been put on one
semester disciplinary probation by the Student-Faculty Ju-
diciary Committee of the School of Business Administration
which heard his case.
Henry Hill, '71BAd, will be on probation during the
spring-summer semester. Disciplinary probation means that
+ Hill, who is a middle guard on the Michigan football team,

PUSES;
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cannot be a member of any
Assembly
sets new
files policy
Senate Assembly, the University-
wide faculty representative body,
has passed a set of policies con-
cerning the disclosure of infor-
mation in student records.
Meeting on April 17, Assembly
adopted the report of the faculty
Civil Liberties Board, which con-
tained 11 recommendations on
student records policy.
In addition, Assembly called for
a poll of faculty members and stu-
dents on proposed revisions in the
University's academic calendar.
Including abolishment of the tri-
mester system.
The policy statements on stu-
dent records included recommen-
dations that information on stu-
deints be kept at the minimum
required for the functions of the.
office maintaining the records and
be retained for the minimum
amount of time necessary. Stu-
dents should have access to their
records wherever possible, the pol-
icy statements say, as well as
knowledge of what is in their files.
At the Assembly meeting, psy-
chology Prof. Warren Norman
questioned whether Assembly's
ratification of the Civil Liberty
Board's report was sufficient to
implement the policy. Pathology
Prof. Gerald Abrams, who pre-
sented the CLB report, replied
that such approval was, at least,
a necessary first step.
The call for a survey of students
and faculty on the matter of the
academic calendar stemmed from
action taken by Assembly last
February. At that month's meet-
ing, the faculty body passed a
motion calling for an end to the
present trimester system and a
return to a nine-month academic
year.
Mathematics Prof. Bernard Gal-
ler originally proposed a poll of the
entire faculty. Journalism Prof.
Robert Bishop added an amend-
ment to include surveying a sam-
ple of students, as well.
It passed unanimously, and the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA), As-
sembly's executive body, was em-
powered to appoint a committee
to draw up a questionnaire.

student organization or club
during the period of his pro-
bation. His status on the foot-
ball team, however, is unaf-
fected.
"Henry's case received a lot of
publicity because he plays foot-
ball," said football coach Bo
Schembechler. "Since he's an ath-
lete, he's stamped as a different
guy."
"He's still a student," continued
Schembechler. "He just had a feel-
ing on this and was expressing it.
I think he's still a very fine per-
son."
"That's not to say he shouldn't
receive discipline, that is, if he's
done something wrong," Schem-
bechler added.
Students accused of violating
University regulations during the.
two-week BAM strike have the op-
tion of having their case heard by
either the judiciary body of the
school in which they are enrolled
or bytan outside hearing officer
appointed by the University.
Of six students charged with
disruptive activities so far, Hill is
te only one to elect a school judi-
ciary body, The other five have all
asked for an outside hearing of-
ficer.
Andrei Joseph, '71. and LaReese
Collins, '70, have already had:
hearings by, an outside officer, and
a decisions in their cases are ex-
pected within a few days.
During Collins' trial, the hear-,
ing officer, Detroit attorney Myzell
Sowell. expressed the opinion that
just because a person was present
during disruptive activities does
not necessarily mean that he
caused any disruption himself.
Wallace faces
new primary
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. UP) -
George C. Wallace, hoping to win
the Democratic nomination for
governor, was forced into a run-
off by a strong surge of votes last
night for Gov. Albert Brewer.
With more than half the votes
counted in the statewide Demo-
cratic primary, Wallace held a
wavering lead but it was apparent
that neither Wallace nor Brewer
could win with a majority in the
seven-man race.
That sends the two top contend-
ers -into a second and decisive
primary June 2. Victory in the
runoff is tantamount to election
because the Republicans have in-
dicated they will not put up a can-
didate in the general election.

200 PLAN
lU' SERVICE
ON KILLINGS
TOMORROW
By ANITA WETTERSTROEM
An ad hoc coalition of stu-
dents last night called for a
class strike at the University
to coincide w i t h nationwide
student protests of U.S. in-
volvement in Southeast Asia,
and alleged political repres-
sion at home.
In an effort to gain wide stu-
dent support for the strike, the
coalition will hold a rally on the
Diag at noon today followed by
a march through classroom build-
ings.
Meanwhile, President Robben
Fleming last night announced
plans for a memorial service to-
morrow in honor of four students
killed Monday at Kent State Url-
versity. Fleming said the service
will "probably" be held at noon.
Details on the service will be
announced today.
The local strike coalition is
made up of members of various
radical organizations including
Students for a Democratic So-
ciety, the Black Students Union,
International Socialists, the New
Mobilization Committee to End TANKS MANNED by National
the War in Vietnam, and students remained tense following the k
at local high schools. The coali-
tion is working with a national
strike committee which was or-
ganized in New Haven last week.
The students are demanding:
-Immediate withdrawal of all
U.S. troops and material from"
Southeast Asia;
-Freedom for all political pris-1
oners, particularly the release ofG
Bobby Seale and other members'
of the Black Panther Party; KENT, Ohio (1')-Adj. Gen. S. T.
-An end to University ties with Des Corso said yesterday he had
the military and corporations; and no evidence to support his earlier
--"Open schools to all people." assertion that a sniper fired at
In a related development, 50 National Guardsmen before the
students and faculty members in
the Chemistry Department gath- troops shot and killed four dem-
ered in an, hour - long vigil to onstrators at Kent State Univer-
mourn the killing of the four stu- sity.
dents at Kent State University,
and to protest the continuing war He called the shootings "a self-
in Indo-China. survival incident" motivated by
The group drew up a petition the individual members of a force
to express its grief as well as its of 100 Guardsmen who had been
oposition to the expanded U.S. pelted by rocks and concrete
involvement in Southeast Asia. chunks thrown by demonstrators.
The petition, bearing fifty signa- Del Corso had said Monday that
tures, will be sent to President a rooftop sniper had fired on the
Nixon, Senators Phillip Hart and troops prior to the shootings.
Robert Griffith, of Michigan and Guard officials said the sniper
Rep: Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor). had beenm spotted by a police heli-
Chemistry Prof. Mark Green copter, but a state highway patrol
said that the "chemistry depart- official said yesterday no such
ment simply could not have just report had been logged.
See 200, Page 2 The adjutant general acknowl-

A'uI

THOUSANDS BLAST ASIA
POLICY, OHIO KILLINGS
By The Associated Press
A large portion of academic America, from university
presidents to college freshmen, joined yesterday in protests
against President Nixon's Cambodian policy and the killing
of four students at Ohio's Kent State University.
There were rallies, prayer meetings, vigils, student strikes,
clashes with police, and some universities shut down alto-
gether.
Fire bombings were reported at a number of schools.
The university actions across the nation were touched off
by the slaying of four students at Kent State on Monday by
National Guardsmen who had been called out by Gov. James
Rhodes to maintain order in
the f a c e of demonstrations
protesting the inv a s i o n ofStudents
Cambodia.
National Guardsmen with fixed
bayonets broke up a demonstra-1teZh10
tion by 2,000 students at Ohio
State University who were chant-
ing "Remember Kent State." The
Guardsmen were withdrawn with-
later.
Police fired tear gas to break up By NADINE COHODAS
a march by several hundred Uni- President Nixon's recent decision
versity of Texas students on the to send U.S. troops into Cambodia
state capitol at Austin. and the killing of four people at

STRIKE,

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Guardsmen patrol Kent State University yesterday.
killing of four students by Guardsmen' on Monday,,

-Associated Press
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eged that "no one gave an order
to fire." He said "32 to 36 rounds"1
were fired and that a cease-fire3
order was given seconds after the
firing began.
The faculty senate at Kent
State, meanwhile, approved a res-
oultion blaming Gov. James A.
Rhodes and Del Corso for the'
deaths. and the state's Americanj
Civil Liberties Union chapter '
called on Rhodes to begin ouster
proceedings against Del Corso.
Nearly half of Kent's 1,170
faculty members also condemned
the use of guardsmen to put down
the weekend of demonstrations.
"We hold the guardsmen, acting
under orders and under severe
psychological pressures less re-
sponsible for the massacre than
our Gov. Rhodes and Gen. Del
Corso, whose inflammatory indoc-
trination produced those pres-
sures," the resolution by 550 fac-
ulty members said.
A second resolution condemned
"the use of force, violence, arson
and civil disturbance by any mem-
ber of the university community."
Faculty menber Thomas Moore
said ,the reference to Gov. James
A. Rhodes stemmed from remarks
Rhodes made during a tour of the
campus Sunday in which he re-
portedly likened the demonstrators
to "black shirt Nazis."
Moore said Del Corso was
criticized for the way he trained
his troops to quell campus dis-
orders.
The ACLU, in a letter to Rhodes,
criticized the "ill-trained, over-
eager, and poorly controlled mil-
itiamen."
Benson Wolman, executive di-
rector of the ACLU, cited several
portions of the Army field man-
ual which he said Del Corso and
the Guardsmen violated.

events which led to the deaths of
the four students and the wound-
ing of 10 others, three of whom
remained in critical condition.
The small, grassy valley where
the shooting took place was cor-
doned off.
FBI investigators, working from
an Air Force ROTC headquarters,
moved about without comment.
An FBI spokesman in Cleveland
would say only that there were
"sufficient numbers of agents on
the campus to determine if there
had been a violation of federal
law.
The Portage County coroner, Dr.
Robert Sybert, revising an earlier
statement, said two of the students
were shot as they faced the
Guardsmen and two others were
shot from the side.
Miss Scheuer was hit in the
neck, Miss Krause in the left
shoulder, Miller in the head and
Schroeder in the chest, he said.
Each had been hit once.

It took city and campus police
to free Gov. Paul Laxalt's car from
300 demonstrators at the Univer-
sity of Nevada in Reno,
B o s t o n University cancelled
final examinations and its com-
mencement exercises at which Sen.
Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass)
was to have been principal
speaker.
In Wisconsin, Gov. Warren P.
Knowles called up the National
Guard to deal with antiwar dis-
orders on the University of Wis-
consin campus in Madison. The
mobilization came after a night of.
violence during which hundreds of
students set fires and smashed
windows.
Classes were suspended for the
remainder of the spring semester
at Princeton University as a pro-
test to U.S. military action in
Cambodia.
As part of the unprecedented
action, the faculty members also
voted to grant students a two-
week recesssometime priorato the
November congressional elections
to permit students and teachers
to work for the campaigns, of
"peace candidates."
The measure also called for the,
university to sever its ties with the
ROTC.
Rutgers University faculty mem-
bers voted 137 to 108 to phase out
the ROTC program at the school.
Because the program falls in the
area of curriculum, the faculty has
the right to decide its fate.
The law schools at Harvard, Co-
lumbia, Chicago, and Boston Uni-
versities voted to strike both on
See PROTESTS, Page 2

Kent State University seem to
have aroused many University stu-
dents to the point of actively pro-
testing both developments.
Eighteen of twenty people sur-
veyed on campus yesterday ex-
pressed great dismay over the in-
cident at Kent State and general
disapproval of the President's deci-
sion on Cambodia.
"It's terrible, it's horrible, said
LSA senior Diana Spatola, refer-
ring to the deaths at Kent State.
"I just can't believe they killed
four young people. They have a
right to demonstrate.
"I think I could take some kind
of action now," Miss Spatola add-
ed. "Yes, I really think I could."
"I think something should be
done," Cumbler continued, "But
it's past the point (for a strike).
We no longer live in a nemocracy."
Though he said he believed a
strike is a "futile effort," Cumbler
added, "I'd do it."
Although the freeing of 'all "'po-
litical prisoners," especially Black
Panther Leader Bobby Seale, who
is currently on trial in New Haven,
Conn., has been one of the major
campus issues, it appears not to
have captured great student in-
terest at the University.
When questioned about freeing
Seale and other alleged political
prisoners, however, m o s t people
favored their release. "You can't
suppress them," asserted Terry
Shelton, '72. "If you lock up Seale
and John Sinclair for their be-
liefs, I can't understand why you
don't lock up Ann Arbor Concern-
ed Citizens or other far right
people for their views."

Group to draft judiciary plan

By ROB BIER
A committee composed of administrators,
faculty members, students and two Regents
has been formed to propose new disciplin-
ary procedures for the University.
Working toward an early fall deadline,
the group will attempt to formulate a per-
manent University judicial system to re-
place the interim disciplinary procedures
approved by the Regents at their April 17
meeting.
The formation of the committee repre-
sents the latest development in the long-
running controversy over disciplinary
procedures within the University com-,
munity.
Currently, the faculty within each school

passed an interim set of rules dealing with
disruption and acts of violence at the Uni-
versity.
The interim rules have been severely
criticized by students and faculty both for
their nature and the way they were passed
without consulting faculty or students.
The rules set up outside hearing officers
appointed by !Fleming to hear cases and
impose punishment ranging from a warn-
ing to expulsion.
This procedure will remain in effect until
the Regents adopt a permanent judicial
system. The committee which has been
formulated will meet throughout the sum-
mer and attempt to come up with a plan
which is acceptable to students, faculty

"At that time, a suggestion was made
that to assure good faith on keeping the
judiciary within the University, the Re-
gents should be part of the drafting com-
mittee," Payne said.
He added that at that meeting. Fleming
discouraged the idea, saying "the Regents
did not like to work on committees like
this." The suggestion was repeated the
next morning at a meeting between
SACUA, Student Government Council and
Fleming. By that evening, the two Regents
had agreed to serve and attend meetings
whenever possible.
Administrators appointed to the com-
mittee are: Joseph Julin, associate dean
of the Tlw shnol who will chair the com-

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