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Bernie Hirschbein Linnea Dudley

Charles Murphy

By the time finals roll around in April most students
are only too.glad to'leave Ann Arbor and the University
to head for some new, exciting national or international
spot to relax.
But there are those who decide to stay in the area,
some to go to school, some to work, some to merely
hang around until the spirit moves them to depart.
"I wanted to get out of school next April and the only
way I could do it without carrying too heavy a load
is to go to school now," says education school senior
Terry Upton.
"The weather's too hot," she complains, "but I like
it real well here now."
Bernie Hirschbein, a sophomore in the literary college,
is taking the summer off from academics and instead
is working for the American Revolutionary Media.
Part of his time he uses to leaflet on the Diag for
ARM activities and "just do all kinds of assorted work."
"There's not enough people for anything here now,"
Bernie adds. "It's just kind of dry and dead."
Things seem considerably brighter for incoming fresh}
man Linea Dudley. "I really like Ann Arbor," she smiles.
"It's beautiful-the grass and trees, so many places to
go. And the people and friendly and open."
Linnea graduated in January from a Lincoln Park
high school and explains "I just didn't want to wait

rre you here
around until fall to start. That seemed like a long time."
Charles Murphy from Ypsilanti is spending his sum-
mer around the Diag as a plant department employe.
"I started three months ago and I'm getting ready to
go to Washtenaw Community College in the fall," he says.
Having spent last summer in Ann Arbor, as well,
Charles says "things look about the same though you
see a few more beards than last year."
"What am I doing in Ann Arbor?" asks Elten Wachen,
perched on a cement Diag bench. "Nothing, nothing,
nothing. I got my masters in education in December and
I've been unemployed since."
"I want to stay," Ellen adds, "I like Ann Arbor and
I can't afford to leave, anyway."
Ellen's chances for finding a job are limited, as well,
because the state employment office reports that 9,000
other people in Washtenaw County are also looking
for jobs.
Some of those 9,000 are University students, and
though the registrar's office has no official figure yet
for this summer's enrollment last year's was about
10,700. Unofficial estimates say approximately 7,000 are
currently enrolled.
LSA junior Laurie Ellis has no trouble explaining why
she's in Ann Arbor now:
"-so I won't be at home;
-and I'm taking five hours;

-and I have nine hours of incompletes to finish;
-and I couldn't find anyone to sublet my apartment;
-and there's more dope here-that's important, very
Sunbathing on the Diag, Charlie Brown, his back al-
ready peeling, says he's "just walking around and living
here." Charlie graduated from the University last yeas
and worked at a flower shop for a while, he says,
and is taking it easy now.
Political science graduate Peter Joftis has a simpler
reason for being here this summer-"Money! I can't work
full time during the year because I'm going to school,"
he explains.
"But I hate Ann Arbor. I came from Berkeley (Calif.)
and I can't wait to go back. It puts me about 2500 miles
closer to home.
"I feel more community there, more things going on."
"The main reason I came to Ann Arbor," says Sharon
Primdahl, LSA senior, "is because I got married. I went
to the University of Illinois. I was married there and my
husband graduated from there and got a job in 'Ann
"I wanted to get my degree," she adds, "so I chose the
University." Mrs. Primdahl says she is enrolled during
the summer "so I can graduate in August."



Ellen Wachen Peter Joftis Terry Upton
-Photos by Richard Lee

See Editorial Page


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:43 a t t

Fair and cooler, with a good
chance of climate

Vol. LXXX, No. 15-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, May 26, 1970

Ten Cents

Four Pages


City Council voted 8-2 last
night to approve a controver-
sial extension of Observatory
St., which will extend it across
Washtenaw Ave. to connect
with the intersection of South
Forest Ave. and South Univer-
The plan had been strongly cri-
ticized by the director of the city
planning department and mem-
bers of S t u d e n t Government
Opponents to the plan contend-
ed that the expected increase in
traffic on both Observatory and
Forest between South University
and Hill would infringe upon the
traditional pedestrian nature of
the predominantly student neigh-
The only dissenting votes came
from Nicholas Kazarinoff (D-
Third Ward) and Robert Faber
(D-Second Ward). Mayor RobertE
Harris, who had earlier expressed
opposition to the plan, supported
the resolution on the conditionI
that Council agree to six stipula-
tions, including an agreement to
fund a comprehensive traffic
study and the protection of thel
Burns Park area south of Hill
street from future "bleeding" of,
traffic into that' area.I
After the decision, SGCPresi-
dent Marty Scott said that the
decision was a "serious violation
of the integrity of some neighbor-
hoods.'' He said that ''alternativesj
were available that wei'e not fully
considered" and added that he
hopes in the future that "Council!
will more seriously consider the
interests of pedestrians" in plan-
ning road extensions through
neighborhoods that are heavily
utilized by pedestrians.
A petition drive that had been;
considered for expressing opposi-
tion to the extension was called
off after SGC Member Bruce Wil-
son and President Marty Scott
met with Assistant 'City Adminis-I
trator Ray Martin and Planning
Director Michael Prochaska on
Wilson, an early opponent of
the extension, said student oppo-
sition at this point would be un-
likely to stop the planned extern-
sion and would "not be terribly
See COUNCIL, Page 3

' requ l


TF petition1
Efforts by the University's teaching fellows to unionize
met another obstacle yesterday when the University asked
the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) to
dismiss their petition.
The petition asked for an election by teaching fellows to
determine if they wanted to be represented by a union for
collective bargaining purposes.
While the petition was signed by the required 30 per
cent of the proposed union, "there was no presentation in
the petition as to why a union is appropriate," a University
spokesman said.
"Of all the unions on campus that the University has
recognized, each one so farms
has shown why they are ap-


-Associated Press
Harriman meets the House
W. Averell Harriman, former chief U.S. negotiator at the Paris
peace talks, appears yesterday before the House Foreign Affairs
Committee to discuss United State foreign policy. Harriman said
President Niron's plan to Vietnamize the war "is not in my opin-
ion a plan for peace; it is a plan that will perpetuate the war."
SGroup begins study
of court system
In a tense meeting which at times indicated the sharp
divisions among its membership, the Committee on a Perma-
nent University Judiciary last night began its efforts to
propose new disciplinary procedures for the University.
Although the meeting was primarily organizational, the
four students, three faculty members, three administrators,
and two Regents on the committee were able to provide a
' vague outline of the views they will present during their
three months of deliberations.
The permanent judicial system would replace the con-
troversial interim disciplinary procedures adopted by the
Regents at their April meet-
Calling the interim procedures
an "affront to students," Student
Government C o u n c 11 President:
Marty Scott proposed that the
committee start by evaluating G ropl
Central Student Judiciary (CSJ),
with an eye towards establishing
a permanent disciplinary proced- By ANITA WETTERSTROEM
ure around the all-student court. A student-organized committee
"Since CSJ is the group which centered in New York State, is
does have a history and does have urging citizens to redeem t h e i r
the support of the students," Scott United States Savings Bonds as a
said, "this is the place we should vote of "no confidence" in the ad-
begin." ministration's policies in South-
Alluding to concern among the east Asia.
Aleding t tern an theUni- The Nation Bond Redemption
people in the state and the Uc- Committee (NBRC), was organ-
' versity's alumni over the recent ized by students at Hamilton Col-
disruptions on this and other cam-

-Associated Press
Louisiana lowers voting age
Louisiana state senators Jules Mollare and Claude Duval share the speaker's stand during senate
debate yeterday on lowering the voting age to 18. Supporters of the bill, led by Duval, had an over-
whelming victory of 33-5 after almost three hours of debate. The measure now goes to the house and,
if passed, to the voters in November.
Ocias dlscount support for
-measure to end U autonom-y

Republican Senator Emil Lock-
wood, majority leader of the state
senate, said last night he does not
anticipate passage of a proposed
joint resolution which would, in
effect, put the University under
the direct control of the state gov-
The amendment, which was pro-
posed by Senator Stanley Rozycki
(D-Detroit), would give the Legis-
lature the power to determine how
the University, as well as other
state-supported colleges would al-
locate funds.
Approval of the amendment re-'
quires ratification by two thirds
of the senate and house of repre-

sentatives and a majority vote of
the electorate.
Lockwood said, "I do not expect
26 (the required majority) sen-
ators to vote for the resolution
when they are fully informed of
the ramifications of such action."
Lockwood said he is "adamantly
opposed" to the amendment add-
ing, "I don't think 48 legislators
with divine wisdom can do as good
a job as the Regents."
Lockwood also said that he does
not expect the bill to come before
the Senate for ratification today
due to its proponents' failure to
gain support.
Several state university admin-
istrators expressed their disap-


proval of the proposed amendment'
while others said they were un-
aware that the proposal existed.
Regents Gertrude Huebner (R-
Bloomfield Hills) said she was
"amazed" at the proposal and felt
it would be "a step backward" in
higher education.
"It isn't the loss of power that
is important," she explained, "it is
just that we (the Regents) are
closer to the University."
Regents Otis Smith (D-Detroit),
and Robert Brown (R-Kalama-
zoo), had not heard of the pro-
Arthur Ross, vice president for
state relations and planning, ex-
pressed his opposition saying,
"Two hundred years of U.S. his-
tory shows that the University
must have autonomy to be run as
a university."
Wayne S t a t e Vice-President
George Gullen said he felt a
change in university autonomy
would be "a grave mistake" for
the higher education system in
"Autonomy is somewhat unique
to Michigan which has three
major universities and a fourth
up-coming," Gullen said.
"We feel this success is in larger
measure due to university auto-
nomy and the ability to attract1
I able presidents and regents."
"The system we now enjoy is
.---- --, .lf n n110:11

"Our lawyer felt that the ap-
propriateness of the union was
more or less implicit," Alison Hay-
ford, the teaching fellows' steer-
Ing committee chairman said. "It's
sort of a legal point-which side
will have to give in."
"We do not view this new de-
velopment as a set-back," she said.
"It gives us a lot more time to
plan a response and' now we also
know their arguments."
The University has also asked
the Commission to determine
whether the proposed union "is in
accord with the purposes of the
Public Employment Relations Act,
considering the temporary nature
of the employment of teaching fel-
"There is a high turn-over rate
in many industries that are union-
ized," Miss H a y f o r d countered,
naming the telephone company as
one example.
Although the University says it
"is neutral" in regard to the union,
Miss Hayford said, "I think they're
against us."
Miss Hayford pointed to the
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employes
(AFSCME)-the local union to
which most University non-aca-
demic employes belong-as an ex-
ample of the University's opposi-
tion to their .proposed union.
"The University really fought
AFSCME-they just don't like all
this organizing amongst their em-
ployes," she said.
Last March .teaching fellows
made their first attempt to union-
ize, but received a slight set-back
when MERC ruled they lacked the
required number of signatures.
Coalition gets
6,000 names
The Community Coalition, a
local group supporting the Mc-
Govern-Hatfield amendment to
cut off funds for the Vietnam war
has gathered over 6,000 signatures
in its canvassing efforts.
r,- _ -c-n4 s cc- - i - -

The number of resignations of
Eastern Michigan University ad-
ministrators - each involved in
some branch of student affairs-
has risen to four with Donald A.
Kleinsmith, director of student
affairs recently submitting his
resignation to EMU President
Harold Sponberg. Kleinsmith will
become the dean of men at Adrian
College in Adrian.
Previous to Kleinsmith's resig-
nation, Robert G. Zumwinkle,
vice president of student affairs,
Thomas D. Aceto, dean of stu-
dents, Conrad McRoberts, the
fraternal affairs advisor, had all
resigned. These four resignations
have all taken place within the
last four months.
Zumwinkle said he is resigning
because of personal reasons and
has accepted the position of dean
of student affairs at the Univer-
sity of Kentucky.
Aceto has resigned because of
his disagreement with Sponberg
over his philosophy and style of
administration. Aceto said that by
nature he is a liberal and found
that he disagreed with Sponberg
on matters relating to due process.
McRoberts resigned to go back
to school and obtain his doctor-
ate. He also said that he felt his
"time had expired" at EMU.
Many of his suggestions had
been turned down by the admin-
istration and he wanted to try
out his ideas at a differnt college,
McRoberts said.
Kleinsmith said that the recent
unrest at Eastern had no effect on
his decision to resign. He said that
he had deep respect for the lead-
ership displayed by Sponberg.
His primary reason for leaving
is the new opportunity that he will
have at Adrian College. At his
Inew position, he will have respon-
sibilities in housing as well as in

asks mass

bond cash-in

explicit, citizens are asked to sub-'
mit to the NBRC a signed pledge
of their redemption with a state-
ment saying, "I cannot support
my government's military and po-
litical intervention in Southeast
Asia and can no longer, in good
conscience, lend my financial sup-
port to these policies."
The bond redemption movement
is intended to be "a national ref-
,rnhim" te committee s a v s.

non-marketable bonds to market-
able bonds.t
Marketable bonds are sold byt
the Treasury to large investors at4
current - national interest rateso
which vary according to the sup-
ply and demand situation of the
Non-marketable bonds - com-
monly known as War Bonds, De-
fense Savings Bonds and Savings I
Bonds-a r eo1d directly to nri-

The NBRJ hopes to remain a
continuing organization which will
coordinate with other national
canvassing organizations in such
actions as campaigning for peace
The NBRC has made several
suggestions for reinvestment of
monies received from bond re-
-Depositing funds in Saving
and Loan Associations. because

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