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'U' urged to involve students, faculty in b


In an attempt to widen the input into
the University's budget-making process,
key members of the faculty and several
deans have proposed the creation of a
student - faculty - administration body to
make recommendations on the setting of
budget priorities.
The proposal is an outgrowth of in-
creasing sentiment among the faculty that
overall budget priorities should no longer
be determined exclusively by the Regents
and the University executive officers-the
seven vice presidents and President Rob-
ben Fleming.
At its monthly meeting Monday, Senate
Assembly, the University-wide faculty rep-
resentative body, will consider endorsement
of the plan to establish the tripartite body.
The proposal has already been endorsed
by the Senate Advisory Committee on Uni-

versity Affairs (SACUA), Assembly's ex-
ecutive committee.
Under the proposal, Fleming would
appoint a 12-member Commission on Re-
source Allocation, composed of three exec-
utive officers, three faculty members, three
students, and three members of the Aca-
demic Affairs Advisory Council, which
consists of the deans of the University's 17
schools and colleges, and the directors of
the various institutes.
According to the proposal, the commis-
sion would "study and make recommenda-
tion" on:
-The current and future expenditure of
the University's non-earmarked funds-
about $120 million annually;
-Methods for "allowing the University
community to be better informed on bud-
getary matters;" and
-Possible alterations in the process by
which the University's budget is deter-

mined, and priorities are set. This would
be done both at the University-wide level,
where overall priorities are now set by
the executive officers, and at the school
and college level, where each faculty has
full authority in allocating its share of
the University's non-earmarked funds.
President Fleming could not be reached
for comment yesterday on whether he
favors establishment of the budgetary com-
However, 'Vice President for Academic
Affairs Allan Smith, who plays a major
role in determining the various expendi-
tures from the budget, has said he supports
the proposal.
It remains unclear how much weight
the recommendations of the commission
would have with the executive officers and
the Regents.
Law Prof. Robert Knauss, chairman of

SACUA, and a long-time proponent of
increased faculty involvement in budgetary
decisions, believes the commission's recom-
mendations "will have a significant amount
of political clout" with the executive of-
ficers and the Regents.
However, he emphasizes that the Re-
gents retain the power to make final bud-
getary decisions, and does not forsee the
commission's being granted any decision-
making power.
Vice President Smith sees the commis-
sion as mainly concerned with "how things
are done," and deemphasizes its role in
overseeing actual expenditures.
Meanwhile, student leaders have ex-
pressed dissatisfaction with proposal, main-
taining that the commission will not be
able to bring about substantive changes
in the University's budgetary procedures.
Jerry De Grieck, executive vice president

of Student Government Council said last
night that he does not believe "any mean-
ingful reallocation in resources will come
from this commission."
"If it's good for anything, it will allow
faculty members and students to get in-
formation on budgetary procedures," he
If Assembly approves the proposal,
SACUA would then handle any further
negotiations between students, faculty
members and deans concerning the speci-
fic details of the plan.
According to De Grieck, SGC will press
for an increase in the number of students
seated on the commission. He criticized the,
plan for including six administrators-
three executive officers and three deans-
but seating only three faculty members
and three students.
But the inclusion of any students at all

on the commission appears to have been
a point of contention. De Grieck quotes
Knauss as saying that some of the deans
and faculty members who drafted the pro-
posal maintained that since students are
not included in budgetary decisions within
each school and college, they should not
be included on the University-wide coni-
As a body, students have not made any
significant attempts to be granted an in-
put into budget-making. Faculty members,
however, have been pressing to be in-
cluded in the University-wide budgetary
process for quite some time.
Over the past year, SACUA, in its capac-
ity as the top faculty body at the Univer-
sity, has had extensive discussions with
the executive officers on increasing faculty
involvement in budgetary decisions.
See PANEL, Page 3

See Editorial Page r i
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Ih more rain to come
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Forty-one Eastern Michigan
University students were
handed suspensions yesterday
as Gov. William Milliken lifted
the curfew in Ypsilanti.
Although the 8 p.m. curfew,
imposed on Wednesday was end-
ed, Milliken said the state of
emergency proclamation issued by
Ypsilanti Mayor Richard Boat-!
wright would remain in effect.
Meanwhile, Circuit Court Judge
Ross W. Campbell approved a
show cause hearing ordering 14th
District Judge Henry Arkinson to
appear Monday at 1:30 to show
reason why he should not lower
bonds for students who were ar-
raigned during the week on
charges stemming from disturb-
ances at EMU.
A writ of superintending con-
trol had been filed earlier 'in the
day charging Washtenaw County
Sheriff D o u g l a s Harvey and
Washtenaw C o u n t y Prosecutor
William Delhey with overstepping
their constitutional boundaries.
The writ was denied and attor-
neys said revised charges would be
brought against Harvey and Del,
hey as well as EMU President Har-
old Sponberg for his suspensions
without h e a r i n g s of students
charged with violations of misde-
meanors higher than curfew vio-
The total number of students
arrested in the disturbances at
Eastern rose to 171, as 40 students
were arrested Thursday in the
fourth night of clashes with -po-
lice. Most of the arrests were for.
curfew violations, but some were,
on concealed weapons charges.
The suspended students will
have their cases heard today be-
fore the Student Court in EMU's
Guild Hall at 1 p.m.
EMU President Sponberg said
yesterday that a commission of
students, faculty and administra-
tors would be formed to investi-
gate the disturbances at Eastern.
Sponberg said the commission's
chairman would be from outside
the EMU community.
Sponberg also requested an im-
mediate investigation of all inci-
dents where improper police action
has been charged.4
A group of "concerned citizens"
met yesterday with various com-
munity and university officials to
discuss what they could do to halt:
the campus violence. The group of
about 70 people posed questions to
Sponberg. Boatwright, EMU Re-
See EMU, Page 3









Officeers claim sniper,
fire prompted barrage
JACKSON, Miss. (N) - Two young black students were
killed at Jackson State College yesterday in a burst of police
shogtun and rifle fire that the college president said "will
not go unavenged."
City, state and federal investigators were trying to pin-
point what happened. The police account said city police and
highway patrolmen had come under sniper fire on the cam-
"There will be plenty of blame for everybody concerned,"
said Mayor Russell Davis.
M, B. Pierce, chief of detectives, said, "We have some evi-
dence of sniper fire," but declined tb say whether officers
were fired upon just prior to the fatal shooting.

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
With spring comes .. .
After the rain yesterday, just outside the Engineering Arch, a
University student pushing a flower cart sells bouquets to
Grand jury criticizes
police actions in raid

-Associated Press
POLICE BULLETS shattered this window in a girls' dormitory at Jackson State College in Jackson,
Miss. Firing hundreds of rounds in 25 seconds, police, who claimed a sniper had fired at them,
killed two students and wounded five others at the predominantly black university.
Regents raie 'U' housing rents
approve bookstore assessment

CHICAGO (;P)-A federal grandI
jury investigating a police raid in
which two Black Panthers were
killed said yesterday the perform-
ance of law enforcement agencies!
in the case "gives some reason-
able basis for public doubt of their
efficiency or even of their credi-
The panel said "the testimony
of the officers involved is material-
ly inconsistent with the physical
It said, however, it could not re-
solve the problems and determine
whether any civil rights were vio-
lated because of the refusal of the I
Panthers involved to testify.
Two Panther leaders, Fred:
Hampton and Mark Clark, wereI
killed in the Dec. 4 raid on Hamp-
ton's apartment. Seven were ar-
The seven declined to testify on
the ground that the jury was not
formed of their peers.
The jury of leading Chicagoans
appointed by the coroner includ-
ed 21 whites and two blacks.
The grand jury report said a
search of the apartment after the

more interested in the issue of po-
lice persecution than they are in
obtaining justice."
The grand jury said it could "gos
no further."
"The grand jury is unwilling to
seek to compel the testimony of
the occupants because to do so
would not result in their testimony
nor would it accomplish any posi-
tive result," the report said.

By CARLA RAPOPORT years. Upon request, the asses-
The Regents yesterday voted a ment will be returned to a stu-
rent increase of $11 per month dent leaving the University.
for University family housing units Action on a proposal to with-
which includes $7 to cover one hold pay from faculty members
third of the costs for educating who participate in class strikes
the residents' children. was deferred by the Regents in
The Regents also approved a one- order to allow for review of the
time assessment of $5 per student proposal by the Senate Assembly.
to provide working capital for the Referring yesterday to recent
University bookstore. The fee will campus disruptions, the Regents
be collected from all students en- urged that the plans for a blues
rolling in the fall and from all festival this August be reconsid-
new students for the next few ered. The regental statement stat-
Nowhere to 9go

ed, "the risks inherent in gather-
ing a crowd of fifteen to twenty
thousand people . . . outrun the
benefits gained."
The portion of the housing in-
crease not allocated for education-
al costs will cover anticipated
operational increases. The total
increase is nearly equal to the resi-
dence hall room and board rate
hike which the Regents approved
last February.

Dr. John A. Peoples Jr., presi-
dent of the predominantly black
college, ordered it shut down for
the rest of the semester. He told
a student body meeting:
"We have gone through a night
of agony unparalleled in the his-
tory of Jackson State. We have
witnessed two of our brethren
slain wantonly and determinedly,
This will not go urnavenged."
A number of students, speaking
at a news conference called by the
Student Government Association,
denied that any shots had been
fired at police. They said there
was no warning police would fire.
The shooting occurred shortly
after midnight. Police w e r e at.
Jackson State because motorists
complained that rocks had been
thrown at cars passing along!
Lynch Street, which bisects the
campus, and fires had broken out
in a dump truck and a pile of
About 75 officers, including city
police and highway patrolmen,
w e r e standing near a women's
dormitory, facing a crowd of black a
youths clustered in front of it.
There was a popping noise. Stu-
dents said it was the sound of a
bottle breaking. Gov. John Bell
Williams said: "From early re-
ports, it appears the officers were
fired upon."
Officers armed with shotguns
and rifles opened fire. The fusil-
lade went on for about 25 seconds.
with several hundred rounds ex-
The two dead were identified
as Phillip L. Gibbs, 21, of Ripley,
Miss., who was a Jackson State
student, and James Earl Green.
17, a senior at Jim Hill H i g h
Drive to cut
off war ,funds
The Community Coalition, a
group raising support for the Mc-
Govern - Hatfield amendment to
cut off funds for the Vietnam
war, is planning a rally today
followed by a mass canvassing

down on
By The Associated Pre
Most of the nation's college and
university campuses were quiet
yesterday, as students turned to
informational a n d educational
drives to press their antiwar ac-
A student strike information
center at Brandeis University,
Waltham, Mass., said there were
strikes at 282 of the nation's 1,500
four-year colleges and universities.
A nationwide sampling showed
about a dozen four-year schools
officially closed.
Student activists at the Univer-
sity of Kansas decided to abandon
classes just before finals and go
home to explain their views to
adults "that we're not the bunch
of skulking, destroying devils they
think we are."
Among those schools closed was
Ohio University at Athens, shut
down yesterday after National
Guardsmen were ordered into town
in the wake of disorders on the
18,000-student campus.
The current protests were spark-
ed by President Nixon's sending
U.S. troops into Cambodia. Early
last week, four students at Kent
State University, Kent, Ohio, were
shot and killed during a confron-
tation with National Guardsmen.
A presidential spokesman at Key
Biscayne, Fla., said yesterday
morning a preliminary Justice De-
partment report on the Kent State
shootings had reached the White
House. He said he expected Presi-
dent Nixon to make a statement
on it in about eight days.
At Yale University, student
strike leaders from about 20
schools continued meeting to de-
velop plans for political-type ac-
tivities during the summer.

Ozone House:


Kids run away from home
every spring. And every summer.
And every fall. And every win-
ter. They usually don't have
anywhere special to go and hang
around the streets-finding a
floor to crash on if they are
lucky. Sometimes they are pick-
ed up by the police. Occasional-
ly they return home to an un-
happy family and a miserable

less hostile conditions
would otherwise occur.


Besides housing the runaway
home, Ozone House will be a
community center where high
school age people and street
people can hold meetings or just
hang around with their friends.
Food will be provided for the
needy community people as well
as the runaways, if there is
enough money.

of "The Battle of Algiers" is
being held tonight at Canter-
bury House. Other fundraising
projects are also being planned.
Ozone House wil be staffed by
six full-time workers who will
take responsibility for the every-
day operations with the help of
many volunteers. A board of di-
rectors composed of community
resource personnel will aid in
coordinating activities.
The legality of the operation

contributing charge certainly is
in the picture."
Ozone House coordinators ex-
plain that perhaps the officials
do not fully understand how the
house will work. Each runaway's
parents will be called for permis-
sion for them to stay before he
or she is admitted to the house.
A meeting is planned between
Ozone House representatives and
the prosecuter's office to clear
up the misunderstanding and

An ad-hoc committee of Univer-
sity family housing tenants at-
tended yesterday's Regents meet-
ing to vocally express their oppo-
sition to the $11 increase. The
group opposed an assessment of
$2 per month for family units,
and $1 per month for single ten-
ant units, and asked that the re-
mainder of the educational costs
be allocated from student fees and
general fund monies.
The administration, however,
rejected the proposal, primarily in
oppostion to the assessment of
single students who have no chil-
dren to educate.
The $5 assessment of students
was part of the bookstore plan
approved by the Regents last Oc-,

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