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Cloudy, chance of afternoon
drizzle and rain

Vol. LXXX No 7-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 14, 19 70 Ten Cents

Six Pages




ents clash

-Associated Press
Protesting pollution
Rep. Richard McCarthyl (D-NY) swims in New York's Hudson
River yesterday in an effort to dramatize the need to fight water
pollution: Melarthy is seeking the Democratic senatorial nomina-
tion in New York.
Coalition to confront
Regents on GM issue
A coalition of local anti-war groups made plans last
night to confront the Regents tomorrow on their decision to
vote the University's General Motors stock in favor of man-
agement policy.
The confrontation "to demand the proxies be given to
Nader and Campaign GM" will follow a noon rally on the
Diag and a march to the Administration Bldg., where the
Regents will be holding their regular monthly meeting.
Campaign GM is a national campaign seeking to collect
proxy votes against the man-
agement from General Motors'
g shareholders.
The anti-war coalition also
' made plans to participate in a,
const jMay 22 rally in .Detroit, when the
annual shareholders meeting of
j General Motors begins. Protesters
rent raises j from across the nation are ex-
The Regents will consider to- I Locally, the coalition hopes to

Students and police clashed
again last night at Eastern
Michigan University as an 8
p.m. to 5 .a.m. curfew was im-
posed in Ypsilanti by Gov.
William Milliken.
Over 200 riot-equipped Ypsi-
lanti police, Washtenaw County
sheriff's deputies,and state police
were used to break up a crowd of
500 demonstrators which gathered
near the EMU union building.
By midnight, over 30 people had
rbeen arrested on chargesuranging
ifrom violation of the curfew to
possession of marijuana.
In response to the continued
disturbances at EMU, Milliken
yesterday declared a state of
emergency in Ypsilanti, imposing
the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.
Also included in the declaration
of emergency were prohibitions on
the sale or purchase of alcoholic
beverages, gasoline, and other in-
flammatory liquids. Gasoline sales
will be permitted, if placed direct-
ly into the tank of a motor vehicle,
between the hours of 5 a.m. and
8 p.m.
The state of emergency and the
restrictions will remain in effect
until changed or rescinded by the
In the declaration, Milliken said
that his action "was in direct re-
sponse to a request from the May-
or of Ypsilanti and the State Po-
lice. The order empowers the State
Police to make arrests for viola-
tions of the curfew-a power they
do not have under a city-imposed
"That order should serve as a
warning throughout the state that
when peaceful dissent turns to
violence, that violence willnot be1
tolerated. It will be met with#
whatever force is required to stop
it and order will be restored."
The recent demonstrations by
EMU students have been in protest
of the U.S. intervention in Cam-
bodia and the suspensions of six
EMU students las, week by EMU
President Harold Sponberg.
On Tuesday, the six students,
Henry. Shprg, Tim Osborn, Pat
Fry, Ed Mattos and Skip Rackmill,
appeared before a special tribunal
composed of two members of the#
EMU student government, two ad-
ministrators and the head of the
EMU law board to decide if the
students had violated the suspen-
sions by participating in Monday's;
disturbances at EMU.
See 500, Page 2

COLORADO NATIONAL GUARDSMEN, part of a contingent of o
heavy equipment demolishes the shantytown put up by antiwar de
Denver. The Guardsmen, accompanied by police, moved onto camp
the demonstrators had fled the area. (See article on Page 2.)
IDemonstrat ions 4
on n'~ation's cad
By The Associated Press is scheduled today in front of the
Student strikes and demonstra- state Capitol in Lansing. Yester-
tions, most of them peaceful, con- day, a crowd estimated by policeI
tinued on many of the nation's at more than 2,000 gathered at
campuses yesterday, the Capitol steps on a cold, windyl
At some schools, students spon- afternoon.
sored petition drives, and at the They raised antiwar chants and!
University of Maine students don- heard several speakers in a peace-
ated blood for servicemen in Viet- ful demonstration that lasted less
nam. than an hour. Students were urged
The student strike information to strike to show their dissatisfac-
center at Brandeis University in tion with government policies.
Waltham, Mass., reported 267, There were no incidents of vio-I
schools were on strikes of inde- lence and some of the demonstra-
finite length. The center reported tors stayed on afterward to tour
266 schools on strike Tuesday. the Capitol.
A nationwide sampling showed The University of South Caro-
only 15 colleges officially closed. lina was under a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
There are about 1,500 four-year curfew and Gov. Robert McNair
colleges in the nation. said in a statewide television ad-
Another student demonstration dress that National Guardsmen'

obtaining the exemption.
President Robben Fleming could!
not be reached last night for com-
ment on the effect passage of the
>bill would have on the bookstore.
However, Tom Brown, the admin-
istration representative on the e ---Z
bookstore board of directors said
last night he did not believe the
bill, should it become law, would
prevent the establishment of the
-Associated Press bookstore
ver 1,004, stand by yesterday as "The Regents were concerned By CARLA RAPOPORT
monstrators at the University of with the bookstore being able to
us early yesterday morning after qualify for the exemption under Four employes in the Unive
present regulations," Brown said. Hospital have been suspende
their connections with at
Bruce Wilson, vice president of wildcat strike last month.
the bookstore's board of directors. The suspensions, which r
said yesterday that the bill "may in length from one to four mon
to n tin i e put some fears into the minds of wee annoueo nday al
the Regents. They have been wor- meeting between Universitye
rying about the success of the cials and leaders of local 158
Sstore." the American Federation of S
S"I don't think this will dras- County, and Municipal Empi
tically change our plans," he (AFSCME), which represents
added... hospital employes.
and police were standing by if "I think the store is at a point AFSCME leaders announced
needed to be called to the campus, at which the Regents will not be terday they will challenge thec
where 100 persons were arrested able to withdraw approval, Wi- pensions through arbitration.
during student-police clashe.s son asserted. mechanism for appealing the
Tuesday night. The House voted 77-22 to end pensions was set forth in
T'edy -dthe exemption on nonprofit text- strike settlement between theI
The 13,000-student campus was book sales by amending a bill that versity and the hospital work
described as normal Wednesday, had sought to extend the exemp- The University's decision
and the governor indicated he ex- tion to commercial book stores month to dismiss a fifth emp
pects the university to remain doing business with students. is presently being put to arbi
n te semeteremaining two weeks In January, Rep. James Brown tion at the union's request.'
(R-Okemos) introduced the orig- employe is charged with stri
Gov Richard B. Ogilvie ordered inal bill recommending extension a supervisor.
int00 Cabondatibecaus fua sen of the tax exemption to private Charles McCracken, presidei
tinuing turmoil at Southern I- bookstores to "bring equity among local 1583, last night termed
all purveyor's of textbooks." disciplinary action as "unjus
linois University. A 7:30 p.m. to Brown said yesterday that after ably excessive. Four month
26 0 stude twas imposed on the "looking into" the matter of text- suspension is like firing a g
6,0- ncampus, books sales, he found it was "po- McCracken said.
The university agreed earlier to liti nllT int f~aih ib to extend the ------------------------.'A-

d for
at a
83 of
nt of
s of


maylose tax
The state House of Representatives yesterday approved a
bill which would end the exemption from the four per cent
state sales tax currently granted to students buying textbooks
in college-operated bookstores.
If the bill passes'the Senate and is signed by Gov. Wil-
liam Milliken, it could jeopardize the establishment of a
University bookstore approved last October by the Regents.
In tentatively approving the bookstore plan, the Regents
stipulated that it must qualify for the sales tax exemption.
In January, the state sales and use tax commission ruled
that the proposed bookstore meets the standards required for


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demonstration on Memorial Day

morrow a controversial proposal set up working committees to: By LINDSAY CHANEY
by the University administration -Persuade people around Ann
to raise the rents in married hous- Arbor who own stock in GM to The local chapter of the Stu-
ing units to cover the costs of vote their shares in favor of the dent Mobilization Committee to
educating the residents' children. campaign; End the War in Vietnam (SMC)
# ~last night announced plans to par-'
The rent hike was proposed -Get people who do not own ticipate in a mass antiwar dem-
last month when the University stock but who are sympathetic to onstration in Detroit on May 30.
announced its decision to pay the campaign, to attend the May 1
$252,000 to the Ann Arbor School; 22 meeting; and The demonstration, which will
Board to defray the educational -Publicize and help organize take place in Detroit's Kennedy
the Detroit rally. Plaza, is one of many scheduled
costs incurred by the children. te'Dtotrly otk paears h onr
Since University buildings are "The issue of corporate irre- to take place across he cont
exempt from state and local prop- sponsibility just has to be pub- on Memorial Day. The Detroit
erty taxes, the school board has licly raised and debated." Dan rally is expected to attract parti-n
thus far received no compensation Dozier, a coordinator for Cam- and central Michiganll or
for educating the children living paign GM said. a
in the University's married hous- Last April in a private meeting, Approximately 40 people at-1
ing units. the Regents rejected a proposal tended the SMC meeting lastI
Under the administration's pro- asking the University to vote its night. Besides planning for the
posal, rents paid by residents of shares against the management of Detroit rally, they voted to sup-
married housing units would be GM on the issue of stockholder port a "peace picnic" being or-
increased $17 95 per month. to participation in company policy- ganized by the American Service-
See REGENTS, Page 2 making. men's League (ASL) at Selfridgej

Air Force Base, near Mt. Clem- onstrations will be left to the local
ents, Mich. : SMC chapters, however. The gen-
The "peace picnic" is also on eral plan is to have several re-!
Memoral Day. ASL members at gional rallies rather than many
Selfridge are asking for students local protest or one national dem-
to come to the base and pass out onstration.
antiwar literature, and otherwise In the May 19 issue of the Mili-
peacefully demonstrate their op- tant, an SMC publication, national
position to the war. Memorial Day leaders urged local SMC chapters
is traditionally a public "open to build the Memorial Day demon-
house" at Selfridge. strations into "the mightiest active
The rally in Detroit is planned expression of popular opposition
for the morning so participants to a war in the nation's history."
may also go to Selfridge in the "Our goal is to reach out now
afternoon. SMC is arranging for from a movement of the immense
buses to transport students to De- majority of students," said Carol
trait Other buses will on to Dh. U LT m n.f thR QMC nntin( l .f

student demands to shut down for
an "indefinite time" although
some students were urging the
school remain open. Thousands of
students greeted the closure order
with singing and dancing in the
Police in Blacksburg, Va., using
dogs, evicted more than 100 anti-
war protesters from a building'
they had occupied overnight on
the campus of 10,000-student Vir-
ginia Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. T. Marshall Hahn Jr., Vir-
ginia Tech president, said "an-
archy must be dealt with" and
added that the school had no al-
ternative but to call police. He
said the students caused signifi-
cat damage within the building.
Students at Kent State, closed
with four other Ohio schools, will
be permitted back on campus next
week under carefully regulated
conditions to pick up their belong-
ings. The 21,000-student school
will not reopen until mid-June
for the start of the summer sos-

lcally n I1Teasle e tel l
exemption so I amended my own
Eliminating the exemption forl
college - operated bookstores will
bring equity in textbook sales,
because no store will havesthe
exemption then, Brown said.
He also said that ending the
four per cent sales tax exemption
is in keeping with the "tax loop-
hole package" passed by the Legis-
lature earlier this year which re-
moved several categories of tax
"There's a great feeling in
Lansing to tighten up tax loop-
holes," Brown added. He said his
bill admittedly "doesn't make col-
lege education any cheaper," but
asserted that the savings from the
four per cent exemption are
Brown cited an example of one
state senator who bought books at,
a tax-exempted store for his
daughter enrolled in the Univer-
sity's dental school and saved
"only $6" as a result of the ex-

McCracken added that despite
the protestations of union lead-
ers. University officials declined
to alter the announced discipli-
nary action against the hospital
In response to the union's
charges, Director of University
Relations Jack Hamilton said last
night, "In some cases these peo-
ple led similar illegal walk-outs
before. It would not be in the Uni-
versity's interest to enter into
agreements with the union if the
union can't keep their members
to them."
The hospital workers strike, in-
volving about 150 service and
maintenance workers, began last
April 22 when the workers walked
out in protest of alleged harass-
ment, over-work, and discrimina-
tion on the part of hospital super-
Three days later, a two-part
settlement was agreed upon by the
union and University officials, ef-
fectively ending the strike, which
had forced the hospital to tem-
See 'U', Page 2

Li . '4.1 U. .6LJ'Will .A gV J Le-
troit, and then on to Selfridge.
The Memorial Day demonstra-
tions were first announced by the
SMC national office at a press;
conference in Washington, D.C.
last Thursday. Plans for the den-


Grade schoolers protest pollution

I-API 1x11 01J. o L Le OiV .; 1a J1ici n 0 -
fice, "to one of the immense ma-
jority of the entire population."
It was suggested at last night's
meeting that SMC participate in
an organized effort to canvass
petitions and letters in support of
a bill in Congress which would
prohibit the use of United States
funds to support any military ac-
tions in Cambodia in 30 days, and j
in Laos by the end of the year.
The bill, proposed by Sens.
George McGovern (D-S.D.) and
Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.), would
also require the withdrawal of
all American forces from Vietnam
by June 30, 1971.
The suggestion that SMC ac-
tively support the bill precipitated
a debate on the relative merits of
working within established legis-
lative channels or engaging in
"visible" expression of will.
SMC decided not to take a for-
ial stand on the McGovern-Hat-,
field measure, but to leave any
activities in that are-a to the dis-
cretion of individual members.
Turnout for the Detroit rally is
expected to be heavy. Based on

Student protest has come to Ann Arbor's
Thurston Elementary School.
It erupted spontaneously last Monday
afternoon, when several grade school stu-
dent walking home from school Literally
prostrated themselves in front of moving
bulldozers which were preparing to lay
drainage pipes leading to a pond in the
school's Nature Center.
Remembering their nature studies and
an ecology teach-in at Thurston, the stu-

Since then, Superintendent of School
W. Scott Westerman ordered work on the
project to halt for at least two days.
Yesterday, a letter was sent home with
each student by an ad hoc Committee for
the Protection of the Thurston School Na-
ture Center, to inform the parents of the
situation. In addition, a group of Thurston
students circulated a petition which gath-
ered between 300 and 400 signatures of
students, parents, and teachers.
As explained in a newsletter sent to
parents by the school principal, David

frontation which characterize our times."
Two years ago, Thurston's Nature Cen-
ter was declared a state reserve, one of
three in the state. The 600 students at
Thurston have devoted considerable time
to the woodland area, which is the home
of turtle, ducks, muskrats, fish and birds.
"We put down the path, planted trees,
made bird homes and keep -he papers
picked up," Owen said yesterday.
Most of the parents and teachers say
they are proud of the students for recog-
nizing a "social ill" and acting to remedy

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