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Ann Arbor High School remained calm and orderly this morning as about 20 pólice officers returned for the third day to patrol the corridors and campus following racial unrest at the school last week. Pickets also returned yesterday and again today to protest the "partial martial law" instituted at the school since Monday -ind to distribute leaflets. The pickets, who first appeared at AAHS on Monday, are members of Citizens for New Politics, Students for Democratie Society, People Against Racism, Ann Arbor Resistance and the Bill Ayers for School Board Committee. All demonstrations have been peaceful. The pickets said they would return at 2:45 p.m. day when classes are dismissed to continue their demonstrations. Approximately 20 demonstrators appeared yesterday. Only four came this morning. The high school students seemed to take the appearance of the pickets again yesterday afternoon in stride. Many students expressed irritation at their presence, however, with one girl remarking: "These protesters really aggravate me. They're not even from Ann Ar bor High." Pólice Chief Walter Krasny said today there have been no incidents at the high school throughout the week, but that the contingent of pólice officers would remain at least through tomorrow as a precautionary measure. Ann A r b o r High Principal Nicholas Schreiber commented today that "generally, things continue to be calm and orderly." But the "novelty" of pólice officers stationed in the building is "begining to wear off," he said, and student behavior is "returning to normal." The contingent of pólice officers has been estimated at 20. This includes four policewomen, five or six uniformed guards and a number of plainclothesmen. An observer from the Human Relations Commission remained in the building today. Observers from the high school's Parent-Teacher Organization were present yesterday and Monday, but did not return today. One senior boy, who was suspended Monday for distribuitng anti-draft literature without permission from the school ities, was partially re-instated after signing a statement saying he would "not viólate any rules or requests" of the administration of the school for the remainder of the semester. The student will be allowed to attend school today and tomorrow only to complete his final examinations. He will be permitted to gradúate. Another student, a 1 s o suspended on Monday, for distributing unauthorized literature, refused to sign a smilar statement. Schreiber said the boy, a junior, could sign the statement anytime before his first final examination is given. It is contrary to school board policy to distribute any literature on the school grounds without express permission f r o m school authorities. Hearings continued today for 13 or 14 students involved in fights at the high school last Wednesday which caused the school to be closed until Monday morning. Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr., AAHS Assistant Principal Theodore Rokicki, the students in question and their parents have been meeting privately since Monday afternoon. Westerman and the school's administration expect to submit their recommendations on the hearings soon to the Board of Education. The 13 or 14 students, both Negro and white, are presently under suspension. Pólice Chief Krasny said today the pólice are still investígating last Wednesday's fights, and were awaiting the results of the school hearings. He said it is probable the juveniles will be referred to juvenile authorities. One boy inovlved in the fracases, 17, will be chargedin criminal court. An assault complaint has been filed against the boy, Krasny said. In other developments, Supt. Westerman said a report of the high school faculty's response to th. Negro students' 21 demands to "correct racial inequity" would be presented to the Board of Education, probably next Wednesday. The faculty responded to 14 of the demands at a 10-hour meeting last Friday. Westerman indicated t h a t some of the faculty's recomommendations could be im- plemented administra t i v e 1 y, while others would need board approval.