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Vol. LXXX, No. 14-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 23, 1970 Ten Cents

Four Pages

'IIjudicial
unit to meet
on Monday
The committee charged with
proposing new disciplinary pro-
cedures fok the University will
meet for the first time Monday
nigh '.
Composed of four students, three
faculty members, and two Regents,
the committee will continue meeting
for the next three months to draft a
permanent University judicial system
to replace the interim disciplinary
procedures adopted by the Regents at
their April meeting.
In formulating a permanent judi-
cial system, the committee will be
attempting to resolve a long-running
controversy over discipline at the
University.
Under the Regents bylaws, the fac-
ulty within each school and college
is empowered to handle all types
of complaints against students. How-
ever, student leaders have, for the
last four years, been pressing the ad-
ministration to delegate authority
over "non-academic" offenses to
judiciaries composed entirely of stu-
dents.,
Both the Regents and the Univer-
sity executive officers-the seven
vice presidents and President Robben
Fleming-have expressed unwilling-
ness to go along with the proposal.
favoring instead a procedure which
involves faculty members, and ad-
ministrators as well as students.
At their April 17 meeting, the Re-
gents passed an interim set of rules
to cover disruption and acts of vio-
lence at the University.
Under the interim disciplinary
procedure a student violating one of
the rules would be tried by a hearing'
officer appointed by Fleming. The
hearing officer is empowered to im-
pose punishment ranging from a
warning to expulsion.
This procedure will remain in ef-
feet until the Regents adopt a per-
manent judicial system. The commit-
tee will ,attempt to come up with a
plan by the fall which is acceptable
to students, faculty members and the
Regents.
The inclusion of two Regents, Rob-
ert Nederlander (R-Birmingham)
and Lawrence Lindemer (R-Stock-
bridge), marks the first time Regents
have served on such a committee.

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-Associated Press
EVELYN DAVIS, a resident of New York City and General Motors stockholders, waves both a flag and make-
shift gas mask as she calls on GM to curb its contribution to pollution. Her comments came at yesterday's
stockholders meeting in Detroit.

'Campaign

GM',

defea ted

at stockholders meeting

py HESTER PULLING
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-General-Motors share-
holders yesterday overwhelmingly de-
feated two proposals sponsored by
the Campaign to Make GM Respon-
sible, as had been expected.
At the company's annual share-
holders meeting in Cobo Hall, Leon-
ard Woodcock, newly-elected presi-
dent of the United Auto Workers,
endorsed the Campaign GM propo-
sals, and pledged to vote the union's
12 shares in favor of them.
A crowd of over 2,500-which in-
cluded a swimsuit - clad gasmask -
wearing, flag-waving woman calling
for the resignation of James Roche,
chairman of the board of General

Motors-assembled in Cobo Hall for
a discussion which centered primar-
ily around the two proposals.
These proposals, which GM man-
agement had urged its shareholders
to vote down, called for the addition
of three "public, consumer-minded
members" to the board of directors,
and establishment of a shareholders'
committee to study company poli-
cies.
After the vote had been tallied,
Philip Moore, executive director of
Campaign GM said, "Of course Cam-
paign GM knew we stood no chance
of winning the votes. But we did win
in reaching our goal-we created a
hell of a lot of discussion and debate,"
he added.

March in Georgia nearly finished;
expect thousands at Atlanta rally

Following the meeting, Roche also
agreed that "Campaign GM won their
victory in the sense of many view-
points being aired. They sure kept
the convention lively," he added.
Though both sides had called for
only moderate and informative dis-
cussion of the proposals, speeches
from the convention floor often be-
came angry shouting bouts accom-
panied by jeers or applause.
"I didn't come all ,the way from
New York to let these punks tell me
how to vote," one stockholder said.
"Defeat them all, defeat them all."
Much of the debate concerned cri-
ticism that few women and blacks
held high GM management positions.
"You represent an organization
that has a dismal record in regards
to black people and women," said a
shareholder from UCLA to Roche.
Roche responded that "candidacy
to our board is based neither upon
sex nor color. In addition, neither
group has ever been nominated."
A speaker from Ann Arbor-after
heavily condemning the Regent's de-
cision last April to vote the Univer-
sity's shares in with the management
instead of Campaign GM - asked
Roche if GM put any "pressure" on
universities or colleges.
"We put no pressure on any uni-
versity," Roche said. "We did contact
some groups trying to get our side
across, though."
The six-and-a-half hour meeting,
which ran overtime, seemed to con-
clude on a note of satisfaction on
both sides. Campaign GM had ex-
ceeded their goal of attaining the
votes of two per cent of GM's total
shares and General Motors received
its "vote of confidence by our share-
holders."
"We are the conscience of this
company-and we will be back nex
year," Campaign coordinator Geof-
frey Cowan concluded.
"You'll hear from us again," he
told Roche.

By CARLA RAPOPORT
Special To The Daily
LANSING - The state Senate
is considering a proposed amend-
ment to the constitution which
would, in effect, put the Univer-
sity under the control of the
state government.
The amendment proposal is pres-
ently on the Senate floor and a vote
is expected within the next few days.
According to an analysis of the bill
prepared by the state Department of
Education, the proposed amendment
would give the Legislature the power
to determine how this University, as
well as other state-supported colleges
would allocate funds received from
the state.
Under the current state constitu-
tion; as adopted in 1963, the Univer-
sity Regents are empowered to de-
termine all expenditures from the
University's funds.
Approval of the amendment re-
quires ratification by the Senate,
House of Representatives, and a
majority vote of the electorate.
On Thursday night, the Senate
voted 25-5 to dispense with the cus-
omary first and second readings and
to have the bill brought up as soon
as possible.
Sen. Anthony Stamm (R-Kala-
mazoo), chairman of the Senate
Committee on Education and a sup-
porter of the amendment said last
night that "if the Legislature is un-
happy with a situation at the Uni-
versity, such as the large enrollment
of out-of-state students, it can get
no satisfaction as to who's respon-
sible for the situation.
"We get sent from the president
(of the University) to the Regents to
the deans and each passes us on to
the next, with no one taking full
responsibility," he said.
Stamm explained that the proposed
amendment is designed to give the
Legislature the option of handling
internal university m a t t e r s when.
deemed necessary by the legislators.
DuringSenate debateaonethe bill
Thursday night, Sen. Sander Levin
(D-Berkley) said that the proposal
represents "a g r o s s distortion of
values; a buckling under to hysteria;
and a failure to understand what is
really going on in our society."
Arguments against the bill pre-
sented in the education department's
analysis maintain constitutional au-
tonomy is a main factor responsible
for the distinguished academic record
of the state's universities.
The analysis also states that the
Legislature has considerable control
over public, 4-year institutions
through such means as state appro-
priations, the approval of members
of a college's governing board and
the funding of capital construction
projects.
"Total control of higher education
by the legislature would undermine
the systems of checks and balances,
the foundation of the democratic
system," continues the report.

-Associated Press
Polluted America- Love it or . .."
John Riggio, Jr., a member of the International Longshoreman's Asso-
ciation (ILA) joins his fellow workers as they leave their jobs in the
Duluth-Superior harbor yesterday in a protest against pollution, The
workers charge that the Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and
various vessels dump waste into the harbor.

CALLED 'REPRESSIVE'
Bill requiring expulsion
condemned by students

N

By The Associated Press
About 150 people protesting "racial
repression" neared the end of their
120-mile march through Georgia last
night.
The marchers are protesting the
killings of two b 1 a c k students at
Mississippi's Jackson State College
and four white students at Ohio's
Kent State University, and the deaths
of six black people during racial riot-
ing in Augusta, Ga.
Meanwhile, in Jackson, Miss., near-
ly 4,000 people, including eight sen-
ators and ten congressmen, attended
the funeral of James Earl Green, one
of the students slain at Jackson State
last week during a 30-second barrage
of police gunfire.
Police were stationed near the
temple and along the motorcade
route, and Mississippi Gov. John Bell
Williams a contingent of highway

patrolmen and 1,300 N a t i o n a l
Guardsmen were available if needed.
But there were no incidents.
"How long, oh Lord, will our white
brothers continue to destroy us? It
can't go on any longer. It must stop
now," said civil rights leader Charles
Evers at the funeral service in the
black Masonic temple near Jackson
State.
"No stone will be left unturned,"
said Sen. Charles Percy (R-IlD prom-
ising a full investigation. -Percy, who
flew to Jacksonwith a 90-man dele-
gation headed by Sen. Edmund Mus-
kie (D-Maine), said the guilty "will
be prosecuted . . . no matter who
they are."
After an overnight stop in Griffin.
Ga. the marchers were expected to
board buses this morning to travel
the final 40 miles to Atlanta.
They will be joined in Atlanta by

thousands of others for a rally at the
tomb of the late Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr., a march past the state
capital and a mass rally at More-
house College.
A number of civil rights and anti-
war groups are to join the rally to-
day and speakers include Sen. George
McGovern (D-SD). Rep. Julian Bond
(D-Ga), Mrs. Martin Luther King
Jr., black playwright LeRoi Jones and
officials of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.
Four state patrol cars, with two
patrolmen in each, joined the march
just outside Forsyth to direct traffic
and handle disorder if any should
occur. So far, the march has been
peaceful.
The procession numbered about
300 when it left Forsyth shortly
after noon. but many were high
school pupils who marched only a
short distance.
About 100 pupils left class at the
urging of marchers who went through
halls of Hubbard High, an all-black
school, asking the youngsters to join
the group.
At the Green funeral, mourners
filed past the open casket for three
hours before services started under
the direction of Dr. Estus Smith,
dean of the School of Liberal Studies
at Jackson State.
A telegram from President Nixon
was read at the funeral, which stated
"I want you to know Mrs. Nixon and
I continue to share your sorrow," the
President said. The telegram said the
shooting "saddens the entire nation."
The delegation from Washington
went to the airport after the service,
but others drove to the cemetery one
mile away in a motorcade.
Muskie told one group of students
the delegation wanted facts and in-

By LINDSAY CHANEY
The state Senate's passage of a
measure which would require the ex-
pulsion of any student convicted of
causing a disturbance at a state-sup-
ported college has provoked feelings
of dismay and firm opposition among
many University students.
The measure is an amendment to
the higher educations appropriations
bill which the Senate-passed Thurs-
day night by a vote of 22-12. Another
amendment would require the expul-
sion of any student carrying a fire-
arm on campus which is not regis-
tered with the college's administra-
tion.
Commenting on the bill yesterday.
Student Government Council Presi-
dent Marty Scott criticized the ex-
pulsion provision as being "one of
the most repressive measures the
Legislature could take. The threat of
expulsion for any major disturbance
will limit dissent considerably," he
predicted.
"It's the mistaken assumption on
the part of many people that sus-
pending a student will get him out of

the way," continued Scott. "Many
colleges and universities, most not-
ably in California, have built up col-
onies of people who have been expel-
led, but remain part of the univer-
sity community."
Chris Johnson, '73, said he was
against the bill "because it t a k e s
power away from the University.
Students who destroy the education-
al atmosphere of the University
should be punished," he added, "but
not by the Legislature."
David Brand, president of the lit-
erary college student government,
criticized the bill, but predicted that
it would "radicalize the campus."
Brand added that the Legislature,
by passing the bill, would be step-
ping "out of its role. The Regents
come here once a month, and they're
pretty far away from the students.
The legislators don't come here at
all," he said. "They have no idea of
what the situation is on campus."
"It looks pretty bad," added Scott
Mixer, '72, "and it's going to be a
whole lot harder to attack the Legis-
lature than to attack (President Rob-
ben) Fleming."

City fails
By HARVARD VALLANCE
A program aimed at increasing the number
of blacks employed by the city was unable to
meet its goals for the first six months it was
in effect, city officials report.
The plan-entitled the Affirmative, Action
Program-was initiated by City Council last
September. It set a goal to hire members of
minority groups at all levels of city government
in a percentage equaling the percentage of non-
whites in the state.
A progress report on the program's first six
months was presented to City Council last Mon-
day by Don Borut, assistant city administrator.
Borut said that only two of the city's 17 de-

)n job goal
ploying blacks in 20 positions in the city govern-
ment. Expressing disappointment with the de-
partment's failure to meet their goals, Mayor
Robert Harris said this week he did not expect
the city to be able to meet the goal unless City
Council agrees to provide funds for hiring a
special job recruiter.
City Administrator Guy Larcom, Jr., added
that he hopes the city will be able to reach the
goal set by the Affirmative Action Program
within the next six months.
At Monday's City Council meeting, Council-
man H. C. Curry (D-First Ward), the only
black on council, said that he "was not at all
satisfied with the progress of the program" and

for blacks
department for the summer were non-white.
In an interview, Ezra Rowry, chairman of
the Model City Policy Board, called the Affirma-
tive Action Program "a farce," and said that
Borut's figures on summer minority employment
were "irrelevant and misleading."
Rowry said that if "those statistics repre-
sent the extent of affirmative action, then they
can use the report for toilet paper when the
supply runs low" in City Hall.
He charged that "Larcum isn't going to do
anything about it or require anybody else to"
and said that the structure of City Hall would
have to be reorganized, placing more aggressive
people in charge of the departments to imple-

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