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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXVIII, No. 83 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1968

EIGHT PAGES

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Business, EducationOI
Psychology, 5 Others
End All Requirements
By MARCY ABRAMSON

- FUN AND GAMES
As far as Union Ballroom dances go, there was nothing unusual last night. The boys came. The girls c
girls danced. The sponsors-Chi Omega sorority and Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity-made a lot of money f
And-by absolutely no surprise-almost everybody else stood around. A good time was had by all.
AFRICAN HIISTORY COURSE:

Graduate divisions are ending
or revising doctoral language re-
quirements following a decision by
the Executive Board of the grad-
uate school to let each department
determine its own language pro-
gram.
The language requirement has
been eliminated by the depart-
ments of business administration,
economics, education, education
and psychology, psychology, med-
icl care organization, pharma-
cology and public health admin-
istration.
Current doctoral students may
still choose the old program. How-
ever, until fall term 1968, a doc-
toral student must be recommend-
-Daily-Robert Sheffield ed for permission to use the new
requirements by his department
chairman.
Flexibility
came. Some boys danced. Some Permission arrangements for fall
or the American Cancer Society. should have been completed al-
ready, a graduate school notice
said, but some flexibility will bel
allowed.
Under their new options, geo-
graphy, physiology and biological
chemistry require basic knowledge
of oine foreign language. Grad-
uates in anatomy, epidemiology
and microbiology may choose be-
tween advanced proficiency in one,
terest in Africa was the result language or basic knowledge of
of his experiences there as a two. Zoology requires two basic1
Peace Corps volunteer. While languages, and American culture
working for his master's degree advanced proficiency in one.
at MSU, he was one of the first The graduate school previously
to apply for work in the then required reading knowledge of two
newly-conceived Peace Corps. His foreign languages in all divisions.

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Wayne
By RON LANDSMAN
The product of the quickly-
changing face of modern Africa,
a two-part course in African his-
tory has caught the fancy of stu-
dents - particularly Negroes in-
terested in their cultural heritage
- at Detroit's Wayne State Uni-
versity.
Now in its second-year at Wayne,
the course is taught by Prof. Ken-
neth Wylie, a faculty member
termed by his department ?chair-
man - Prof. Alfred Kelly - as
'"a historian, not a propagandist."
In the past, many criticisms of
"old-style" Africa courses have
centered around their unrealistic
nature and overly academic dry-
ness.
In the past, plans by the WSU
history department to offer an
African history course were sty-
mied by the inability to find a
qualified person to teach it. Kelly
pointed out that a good professor

Views 'Dark Car

would be reluctant to go to WSU
to teach African history because
he would be isolated from other
Africa experts. By the spring of
1966 pressure from Negro organ-
izations had become "severe" he
said, although pressure of that
type from ethnic groups was
nothing new. Partly in response
to the pressure, and partly be-
cause they had found someone
they considered qualified, the de-
partment was able to offer the
course the following academic
year, 1966-67.
Kelly emphasized that he would!
not have allowed the creation of
a mere propaganda course in the
department. "I would resign first,"
he said.
The demands from the Negro!
community had been for courses
either on African or U.S. Negro
history. But both Kelly and Prof.
C. Norman Guice, also of the
history department, emphasized

that -they would not take such1
an ethnic approach to American
history, as the latter possiblity,
demanded. They also feared that
a bad precedent would be set,
thus putting more pressure on
them to meet the demands of

Rev. Coffin a

other ethnic groups that wanted
their language or literature- or
history taught at the university.
Wylie mentioned that the pro-
gram now offered did not satisfy
the more radical Negroes, some of
whom had wanted a course on
Negro history only. The pressureI
has completely disappeared, how-
ever, and it appears that most
students are satisfied.
Wylie, a Peace Corps veteran,
received his doctorate from Mich-
igan State University and was in
Africa doing field work for MSU
when Wayne telegraphed him to
offer the postition in early 1966.
which he accepted immediately.
He explained that his own in-

assignment to and subsequ
terest in Africa was com
accidental.
The two courses cover the
history of Africa, with the
ters divided by the Berlin
ference of 1885, a partit
Africa by the colonialX

ent in-
pletely
e entire
semes-
n Con-
ion of
powers.

Modern and Classic
English language and literature
now requires advanced proficiency
both in a modern language and
either Greek, Latin, Old English
or another classical language.
Slavic language and literature re-
quires basic knowledge of two lan-

S WITCH DAYS:
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Local McCarthy Democrats.
"Organize To Push Campaign

Wylie emphasizes that Africa was guages.
behind the West only in their One basic modern language is
scientific and sophistication of the requirment for a doctor of ed-
political life. Africans did develop ucation degree in English language
administrative bureaucracies, na- and literature.
tion-states, and integrated polit- Any doctoral committee may
ico-economic systems. recommend individual study above
Swahili is another treasure that the minimum, depending on the
he feels has been neglected too individual case. Assistant Dean of
long. According to a recent article the graduate school Ralph Lewis
in the New York Times, Swahili is coordinating the revisions.
is as rich grammatically as Latin. Also included in the new rules
Wylie added that both Swahili is a provision that foreign students
and the other major African lan- may no longer use English as a
guage, Hausa, are both "old and foreign language. English language
literate," having a not incon- proficiency is required of all doc-
siderable collection of literature. toral students.
Both are written in the Arabic More Changes
script, and often transliterated Lewis said he expects additional
into Roman script. revisions to be approved soon.
Wylie noted that it was neces- "The thing I like best about the
sary, because of the mood of new policy is that students and
students now, to deal with race faculty will see language more as
problems. The student interest is a part of the program than an ex-
part of a growing concern with ternal," Lewis said.

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By GRIEG ZIEREN Carr described his organization
. as a "cross-section of Ann Arbor
group promoting t presi- and Washtenaw County" and add-
dential candidacy of Senator Eu- ed that it was "not at all a Uni-
gene McCarthy (D-Minn), has etatit d "no a
formed in Ann Arbor. The group v ou
is called Washtenaw Democrats The aims of the organization,
for McCarthy. Carr said, wlil be "to give as much
At their meeting on Dec. 14, the publicity and personal contact as'
regular Ann Arbor Democratic possible to the McCarthy candi-
Party passed a resolution welcom- dacy and his policies on Vietnam
ing the McCarthy candidacy as an and domestic issues." ;:
alternative for de-escalating of the "We want to establish that this:
Vietnam war yet did not name him man (McCarthy) is a viable alter- ?
specifically. The amendment, native to either Johnson or :
which was almost unanimously Nixon," Carr added.Y
approved, states that "the Ann Washtenaw Democrats for Mc-
Arbor Democratic Party goes on Carthy has no relation to any na- .
record as strongly supporting the tional group supporting the Min-:
Democratic leaders in their en- nesota senator, nor do its leaders
deavors to provide Democrats an considers it an outgrowth of the
opportunity to choose national regular Democratic party.
leadership in 1968 committed to
leaersipin 96 comitedto The group is currently soliciting
de-escalation of the Vietnam war."
The resolution, sponsored by funds and workers for the local __
Thomas J. Murray, a faculty mem- attempt to win over delegates to,
ber at Eastern Michigan Univer- the convention. Senator Mc(
city, supports those Democrats -- -
around the country in favor of a'
candidate "committed to a re-
direction of national efforts to the
achievement of justice in Amer-
ican life."
An amendment to the resolu -
Bretton of the political science de-
partment, named McCarthy speci- By DAVID STEIN
fically but was ruled out of order Prof. Edgar Z. Friedenberg of the State University
by City Democratic Chairmen Mrs. of New York (Buffalo) will keynote a Drug Teach-In to-
Rosemarion Blake. Mrs. Blake said morrow in Hill Aud, at 2:30 p.m.
that party bylaws call for distribu- Also featured in the afternoon's events will be a special
tion of proposed resolutions by informal meeting of the state House of Representatives'
mail at least 10 days before a Special Committee on Narcotics. Chaired by Rep. Dale
meeting. W ' nWarner (R-Eaton Rapids), the committee will observe
Robert W. Carr, one of the i
founders of the Washtenaw Dem- the teach-in and also listen to comments and questions
ocrats for McCarthy, 'explained on the drug subject from interested individuals.
that the Ann Arbor Democratic Sociologist Friedenberg is a student of American youth
pnrm P~lifln AA"little Pffpet" ?cultuire and the author of The Vanishing Adolescent and

Disrupi
By DAVID SPURR
Rescheduling of final exams at'
the University's 1600-student Flint
campus has put students and fac-
ulty there in a state of utter con-
fusion. The situation results from
Associate Dean Robert Glenn'sj
shifting all tests originally plann-
ed for the final day of exam
week to the first day, resulting in
21 exams scheduled for Jan. 15.
Previously, there were to be 12
exams on that day.
Faculty members first blamed
Flint's Student Government Coun-
cil (FSGC) for arranging the new
schedule, but then discovered that
the plan was Glenn's, who last
month had agreed to execute a
different plan submitted to him
by SGC.
Because final exams scheduled
for as late as Jan. 22 made it
impossible for Flint students to
receive their grades before regis-
tering for the next semester,
FSGC provided a plan whereby
exams from Jan. 22 were sched-
uled throughout the preceding
week, shortening exam week by
three days.
Thursday, however, Glenn told
FSGC he would adopt his own
plan, and scheduled all Jan. 22
exams for Jan. 15. He will publish
his official exam schedule early
next week, but admits there will
be some conflicts in it. At the
moment, in fact, no student knows
exactly when his exams will be.
FSGC president Michael Gia-
calone said that Glenn was leav-
ing schedule conflicts up to fac-
ulty members to iron out. "The

By WALTER SHAPIRO
A Federal grand jury in Boston
2 yesterday indicted Dr. Benjamin
Spock, Yale University Chaplain
William Sloahe Coffin Jr.. Marcus
Raskin, co-director of the Insti-
tute for Policy Studies (IPS), and
two other anti-war leaders on
charges of promoting nation-wide
resistance to the operation of the
Selective Service System.'
In a 15 minute news conference
in his New York City apartment
last night, Spock charged, "If
they're trying to intimidate people
opposed to the war, they're sadly
mstaken.
"I have no qualms about going
to jail. This trial will better dram-
atize the illegal and immoral war
in Vietnam and if this trial will
further my efforts to stop it, so
rsmuch the better," he added.
Slt Meetings Cited
The indictments listed the Oct.
ndDr. Spoek 16 meeting in Boston's Arlington
-- - - iStreet Church and the Oct. 20
Sdemonstration which featured an
'attempt to return several hun-
dred draft cards to the Justice
Department in Washington as the
prime bases of the charges.
anneeCoffin, in Washington for a
conference at IPS, an independent
social science research group, said
e last night. "While I didn't know
of this specific indictment, I had
a remonition that somethig lik
ths eascoing. Cithoghd sc
an indictment was likely since we
were violating Section 12 of the
plan (Glenn's) is certainly not draft law."
the students', but as far as the Section 12 (a) of the Military
faculty knows, it is the students'," Selective Service Act of 1967 reads
Giacalone said, since Glenn in- in part, ". . . Any person . . . who
dicated to no one that his plan knowingly counsels, aids or abets
was to be any different from the another to refuse or evade regis-
FSGC-proposed plan he had ac- tration or service in the armed
cepted earlier, forces . . . shall upon conviction
Glenn, however, said that his. . be punished by Imprison-
schedule was intended to be fment for not more than five years
exactly the same as the one sub- or a fine of $10,000 or both .. ."
w etherhe hd s yshift I ACLUi Offers Aid
a Coffin also revealed. "The
ex ams d o Jnuarin toainuay American Civil Liberties Union
, hte sa thankd ,,th (ACLU) 'has offered to take the
welulty b w t esd. -__ case and we have accepted their
offer. This will be sort of a test
1 D 1case because the ones who were
YsGselected were only a few of the
people they might have indicted."
.The indictment. In nine counts
which was returned to Judge
Arthur Garrity also lists as de-
fendants Michael Ferber, a 23 year
old graduate student at Harvard
midr Sw , a University, and Mitchell Good-
man, a New York City author and
The Faculty Assembly has ex- brother of social critic Paul Good-
pressed opposition to a key fea- man.
ture of the 1967 Military Selec- The idictment charges that te
tive Service Act concerning the pcgedm ofue g defenan
At its Decee g men, th abetting Selective Service regis-
A sl Dendoeb teeng h trants to resist the draft, counsel-
aN e satin ing registrants to surrender draft
issued i October by the classifications and .registration
wide Council of Graduate Schools,atesdenterruHarvnrd
calling for changes in the law cherict, and Micterptiond-
which would subject draft-age thinduieonr roegts th uo-
men to induction by lottery with- e tinctethrgh t the
out regard to their field of study r.'
The statement proposes that 'Tskogam o mtaSenrpritse Hn
draft-age men be made subject Radedking o e hnnied Adou
toa inDuctinmteryeeonly,"theaiedinglethverennedyAdi-
tual dctie'oftnsition suh istration, said last night in Wash-
a gimofraduationnmsasooi ington, "I am totally surprised at
or ollgeor po copleionofthe indictment. But their clear
callngord upo completioneofitention to prosecute us means
an avancd deree.a lot of people will follow us."
The Selective Service law has Ferber, in Boston, was not avail-
prmn ovokedufct yoposyitio hb- ab o cment. ogou h
cuit requ oireled o tdtr yJsieDprmetofcassi
dTeaementpatpth e sd fthethecaeTouldbertrised'yJug
prnat caemftriicyaforngrauhiFratin i J asW.nFordin Fdal
ate students, except those i edi- Court in Boston at an unspecified

cine, dentistry and certain tech- date. And the FBI in New York
nical fields. said that Spock and the others
The Assembly also formally ap- would not be arrested before the
proved a proposal which would trial.
open membership in the Faculty The overt actions noted in the
Senate to non-teaching research indictment were as follows:
and library personnel who have * The distribution by Spock
doctorates and who have demon- last August of a statement "The
strated "excellence" in their fields. Time to Resist;"
The proposal cannot take effect
without approval of the Board of * The press conference of
Regnts.poSpock, Raskin, Coffin and Good-
Regents.b nran at the Hilton Hotel in New
he proposahas br oug htuop -York City last Oct. 2;

Africa, "a tremendous burst" ac-
cording to him. He noted that he
had inadvertently become a re-
source on Africa affairs for the
community, called upon to supply
bibliographies and to lecture. AndI
he was hired by the education
school at Wayne to direct a work-
shop program this summer for
Detroit area high school teachers
on the history of the U.S. Negroes.
The prospects of expanding the
offerings in this field aren't too
bad. Kelly noted that the "course
was so successful that we wouldn't
mind doing more." Money, need-
less to 'say, is the problem. He}
said that more offerings in Afri-
can history have a "high, though
not top, priority." Such expansion
depends on the availability of
good men to teach the courses.

Individual departments have
been preparing changes since the
Executive Board delegated the
language program to them in May
last year. This action followed a
survey -and position paper by
Graduate Assembly which Lewis
called "influential" in the Board's
decision.
Departments may require any of
four methods for completing the
requirement: t h e Educational
Testing Service Foreign Language
Test for French and German,
completion of courses at the Uni-
versity, the graduate school read-
ing examination of a departmental
examination.
A student who has a degree
from a college abroad will be con-
sidered exempt from the language
requirement.

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ALL DAY TOMORROW:
To Explore Drug World

people use drugs, and what social changes are taking
place."
UAC Contemporary Affairs Chairman, Dan McCreath,
'69, expressed his desire to present as much information
as possible for a fair treatment of the subject, which
would include enough people having different opinions.
UAC and SGC are co-sponsors of the Teach-In.
The reactor panel which will speak after Frieden-
berg's address will be moderated by Prof. Morton Shaevitz
of the Psychology Department.
Included on the panel are psychiatry Prof. John Pol-

poetry, and the graphic arts while under the influence
of marijuana or LSD.
"I don't know what the government has to do with it.
I have had no bad experiences with drug use," he added.
Sinclair also said that with drug use "a lot more heads
will open-up and things will get better."
Accompanying Sinclair at his seminar and workshop
will be Wayne Kramer and Robin Tyner of the MC-5
band and artist Gary Grimshaw.
The group on "Drugs and the Law" Dill be headed by
Michigan State Senator Roger Craig (D-Dearborn), whoj
has introduced a bill liberalizing marijuana laws' in the

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