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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1968

NIGHT EDITOR: DANIEL OKRENTI

1

A Chance to Vote Against
Johnson's Wartime Economy

PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S budget pro-
posals mark a regrettable although
not-too surprising trend in administra-
tion priorities. Defense expenditures,
amounting to $76.7 billion, make up over
40 per cent of the total budget, and out
of this over one-third of it is earmarked
for the war in Vietnam.
In light of the increases over the pre-
vious year, the rise in defense outlay
was $3 billion of which $1.3 billion is in
the Vietnam cost. Thus, the increase
alone in spending on Vietnam amounts
to more than the outlays for aid to model
cities, job training for the poor, aid to
Appalachia, educational aid for poor
children, and food stamps for the poor.
Furthermore, the administration is will-
ing to spend more for the development
of the new SST than it is for the last
three programs combined.
All of Johnson's educational and social
programs comprise only 11 per cent of
the total budget, while direct expendi-
tures for Vietnam account for 14 per cent
of the budget-this is not to mention the
incremental increases in domestic mili-
tary spending.
The President's tempered message re-
garding the administration's ability to
wage "a costly war aboard and (meet)
urgent requirements at home'' demon-
strates that he has resigned himself to
the fact that the present budget is so
obviously "war oriented" that the public
will no longer gullibly accept his plea that
increased taxes are solely the conse-
quence of the Vietnam war. He apolo-
getically discusses the fact that priorities
are being set that call for "delays and
deferments in existing programs."

THE TEN PER CENT income tax sur-
charge, therefore, which might be
economically sound to fight inflation, as
well as the prescribed "users" charges
on trucks, buses, and airlines, is being
called for to balance a budget that is
geared for the Vietnam War. Thus, Con-
gress by opposing the tax bill and the
budget can put pressure on the Presi-
dent's war policy and political future. If
they do fail to enact the increased tax
bill, Johnson will have three recourses
left open: decrease military spending,
thus de-escalating our involvement in
Vietnam; decrease spending on domestic
prdgrams; or borrow $20 billion, which
will send interest rates skyrocketing and
dampen our current economic expansion.
It is unlikely that Johnson will decrease
domestic spending, since to do so would
mean the abandonment of many of his
social programs which are currently cut
to the bone. If the government were to
borrow the money, it would result in a
loss of support for Johnson among the
business community, and the economic
slowdown could cost him considerable
political strength.
Politically, the most expedient meas-
are woula oe to aecrease mitary spena-
ing-it wouia taike inniationary pressure
Dff the economy, ana neutralize tne in-
creasing proportion or the population
calling for a re-evaluation or our soutn-
east Asian commitments. we can't expect
Johnson to immediately cut military
spending, but it would demonstrate the
mood of the populace, and be the clarion
call for Johnson to bring an urgently
needed negotiated settlement to the Viet-
nam conflict.
--RONALD KLEMPNER
. Associate Editorial Director

ALL RIGHT now. Let's be honest about the whole thing.
You know the real reason why you cheered when the
Regents decided January 19 to exempt freshman women
from curfew and let students living in dorms and Greek
units set their own visitation hours.
You were getting sick and tired of trying to sandwich
everything into those old-fashioned three hour open-
opens required under the old policy.
No more of that "I really do love you but I don't
want to get any late minutes," jazz.
No more resident advisor stopping you to ask why that
girl you said was only your "sister" tripped the fire alarm
at 5 a.m. Sunday morning while trying to sneak out of
the building.
Just plenty of that good old-fashioned Joe College life.
WELL, DON'T be naive.
Housing Director John Feldkamp has got your number.
The cherubic looking former President of Student Gov-
ernment has his ear to the ground.
And so on January 25 Feldkamp sent the University
housing staff plus all dormitory and Greek house officers
a blunt memo that you should heed:
"It should be clear to all University Housing
residents and staff that the action of the Board of
Regents on January 19, 1968 (new dorm policies) does
not modify other University Regulations on Univer-

sity Housing policies. The policy that the University
finds unacceptable pre-marital sexual intercourse
continues in effect. Further, the new policy sanctions
only visitation, meaning the periodic visiting of
guests. Specifically cohabitation and over night
visitation will subject students to University dis-
cipline. Discipline will be appropriate for violations
of these standards as well as violations of the visit-
ation rules adopted by the individual housing units."
For amplification we went over to Mr. Feldkamp's
attractive third floor office in the Student -Activities
Building that affords a good view of West Quadrangle
and a glimpse at South Quad-two centers of student
social activity.
Mr. Feldkamp proved modest about his stand. "I don't
pretend to be an expert on pre-marital sex," he said. For
counsel he generally relies on a husband and wife medical
team Dr. Marshall L. Shearer, a psychiatrist at Chil-
dren's Hospital and Dr. Marguerite Shearer, a physician
at Health Service (both give frequent talks on sex to
campus groups).
Feldkamp said "the reason why the statement was
issued was that some people had the misimpression that
the new policy means that you can have a woman sleep
overnight. That was not our intention. Visitation does
not mean cohabitation."

"Personally I can't imagine that any mature women
could have intercourse in a dormitory. Usually when it
occurs there are accompanying psychological problems."
Feldkamp concedes that intercourse won't necessarily
hurt the boy since "their attitude is different." But in
general he feels that the entire business of sex in the
dorms "is sordid."
FELDKAMP SAYS he is generally pleased with re-
sponse to the new policy. We've had very good luck, most
of the kids are handling themselves well. In fact we have
discouraged resident advisors from patrolling the halls.
I really don't think this new policy will promote any more
promiscuity that now exists."
He says there have been only a few incidents that
have caused concern such as a boy in "Baits who was
taking a shower in the wrong bath facility. And some
residents complain about their roommates having guests
over for the entire night."
Feldkamp says he has his doubtsabout applying his
policy University-wide. "We might have some problems
with that. Kids who live in apartments can have more
privacy and more mature relationships."
But as for the new dormitory policy he is "confident
it will work out." Some may find his stand stiff but he
insists it's sound "Like the Shearer's point out, sex isn't
the same as picking your nose."

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Letters: A

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8-Month Lease Suggestion

To the Editor:
IN VIEW OF current discussion
surrounding the revised Univer-
sity Student Rental Agreement,
the Office ofsStudent Community
Relations issues the following
statement to students and the
community:
The Office of Student Com-
munity Relations has issued a re-
vised Student Rental Agreement
form for off-campus housing. This
new lease carries over many pro-
visions from the lease in use dur-
ing the past several years, but
the revision attempts to clarify
the rightsiand obligations of stu-
dent tenants and landlords and
to make the format easier to use.
Among the provisions in the
new lease are an option to con-
tract for an eight or twelve
month term, a clause. providing
for University mediation of dis-
putes, and provisions covering
such contingencies as forfeiture
and refund of deposits, untenant-
able conditions, and termination
of occupancy.
THE UNIVERSITY makes this
new lease available to students
and to the community on the
same basis as in previous years. Its
use is not required but strongly
encouraged as a reasonably bal-
anced instrument to govern what
the University views as essentially
a private contractual housing ar-
rangement between landlord and
tenant. The University will con-
tinue to extend its good offices in
mediating complaints and dis-
putes in off-campus housing.
Private rental property regis-
tered and listed with the Univer-
sity Off-Campus Housing Bureau
is required to be certified for oc-
cupancy by the City of Ann Arbor,
to be available to any student on
an open occupancy basis, to be
subject to University mediation of
student-landlord disputes, and to
be covered by the new Student
Rental Agreement or by an ac-
ceptable alternative, if a written
lease is used. Junior women under
the age of 21 who have parental

consent are permitted to live in
private housing which meets the
above University requirements.
Other students who are eligible to
live off-campus are free to live
where they please and are encour-
aged to utilize the services of the
University's off-campus housing
program, including the listing
services and the new lease. Rental
housing which is registered and
listed with the University does
meet thetabove requirementsdof
certification, non - discrimination
and mediation.
STUDENTS, landlords and
rental prolierty managers are free
also to make their own lease ar-
rangements and to consult with
the staff members of Student
Community Relations about any
revisions in the r new Student
Rental Agreement or about the
use of any alternative written
lease form.
The n e w I y revised Student
Rental Agreement was developed
by the Office of Student Com-
munity Relations with substantial
legal and student consultation
with the objective of providing an
optional form in which both
parties could have reasonable con-
fidence that their respective obli-
gations would be recognized and
mutually respected.
The provisions do permit modi-
fications by mutual written agree-
ment by all parties to suit indi-
vidual circumstances. There would
seem to be no objection to such
minor modifications as may be
regarded desirable by either party
to clarify the intent of the Agree-
ment.
-William L. Steude, Director
Student Community Relations
McBride and Co.
To the Editor:
1 OUILD like to express my
sincere praise to Jorin Lottier
for his fine analytical indictment
of Bob McBride, TV 2's objection-
able editorialmonger. Indeed, Lot-
tier's appraisal could hardly have
been more erudite.

However, whether consciously or
unconsciously, Lottier failed to
make mention of McBride's equal-
ly distasteful comrade-in-arms,
Larry Carino, who should at least
merit equal time. This is not to
detract from the column as writ-
ten, but merely to point out that
Carino is just as worthy of the
condemnation accorded McBride
as they operate hand-in-hand in
their attempt to maintain the
status quo and prevent social pro-
gress at all costs.
Carino's particular vendetta is
his repeated attacks on the recent
constitutional guarantees for the.
"criminal element" and on the
sociological analysis of the crime
problem. He repeatedly exhorts the
"bleeding hearts" in America to
".take off the kid gloves" and stop
"coddling criminals." Criminals
must be retributively "taught a
lesson," not cured of a social ill.
AT A CRUCIAL time'in our his-
tory, when the basic rights of the
individual are undergoing serious
re-examination and explication by
the Supreme Court and civil liber-
ties groups of all kinds, such ir-
responsible activity under the guise
of responsible, objective journal-
ism can only retard true and
meaningful social progress in the
interests of all.
Lottier's direct and forceful rep-
resentation of the complacent
self-righteousness of such men is
a laudable and long overdue state-
ment.
-G. P. Jarpe,"70 Law
Irrationality
To the Editor:
SOME PEOPLE make asses of
themselves in public because
what they say is patently ridicu-
lous. Some people make asses of
themselves in public because no
matter how worthy what they have
to say may be, they come off
sounding like hysterical children.
Bob McBride certainly falls in the
first category, and Lottier, equally
certainly, falls in the second.

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The Suppression to Come

THE INDICTMENT last week of seven
leaders of the Berkeley anti-war move-
ment can be seen as a parallel-by local
governments-to the repressive measures
used by the federal government to stifle
dissent in the case of Dr. Spock. While
this is the first attempt by a local court
to create a "conspiracy" surrounding
anti-draft activity, it is unlikely that it
will be the last.
The seven-all of whom took part in
the disruptive demonstrations at the
Oakland Induction Center during "Stop-
the-Draft Week" last October - were
charged with conspiracy to violate state
law. Ten "overt acts" of trespassing, dis-
turbing the peace and obstructing the
police were named in the indictment.
AS IN THE CASE of the indictment of
Dr. Spock, the strategy of the Ala-
meda County Grand Jury seems to have
been to attack on the local anti-draft
movement by hitting at its most promi-
nent leaders. However, the grand jury
failed to realize, the charismatic charac-
t r of the seven defendants, and the ex-
tent to which the Berkeley campus was
prepared to mobilize in support of them.
Already, thousands of students have
turned out at support rallies. Even more
important, tjhe indictment is being tied in
by student leaders to the controversy that
has been raging on the Berkeley campus
over the suspension of two students for
their activities during "Stop-the-Draft
Week."
Further fuel is being added to the fire
by the fact that the grand jury is the
same one that issued an injunction
against holding a teach-in connected
with the protests at the Oakland Induc-
tion Center. The injunction resulted in
the university administration rescinding
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the permission it had earlier given for
the student government-sponsored teach-
in on campus.
THERE CAN BE NO doubt that the in-
- vestigations were undertaken largely
because the grand Jury was annoyed at
the students' refusal to comply with the
injunction. Students have continued to
violate the injunction through a series
of "mill-ins" protesting the suspension
of the two students. More recent demon-
strations have occurred in protest over
the citation for possible suspension of
six students who took part in demonstra-
tions against on-campus recruiting by
Dow Chemical Co. and the Central Intel-
ligence Agency. Several of the seven
named in the indictment were instru-
mental in the formation of the Movement
Against Political Suspensions (MAPS),
which initiated the concept of the "mill-
in."
The formation two weeks ago of a new
student-faculty resistance group, Cam-
pus Draft Opposition, is a further indi-
cation that students are not about to
capitulate in the face of academic sanc-
tions taken by the university adminis-
tration.
Thus, it appears that this new tactic
of attempting to stifle the anti-war
movement at Berkeley by labelling it a
conspiracy has failed largely for the
same reasons that the indictment of Dr.
Spock failed to "scare people away"
from the national resistance movement.
The government-on'every level-seems
to have a unique ability to misunderstand
the extent to which a community will rise
in defense of one of its members when
his rights are denied.
THE LEGAL machinery grinds slowly.
The Berkeley indictments came over
three months after the violations were
said to have occurred. Since people are
usually unaware that they are being in-
vestigated until after an indictment has
been returned, we have no way of know-
ing low many similar investigations are
going on all over the country.
In the past few months student pro-
tests across the country have become in-
creasingly militant. If the indictment
trend continues, local action against draft
protesters may prove to be commonplace.
-DAVID DUBOFF

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I'd much prefer having someone
with your basic sympathies media-
ting between Jac LeGoff and Jerry
Hodak, but I'd cry if you used
your two minutes like you use your
space in The Daily.
Because people would laugh at
you, and you don't deserve to be
laughed at.
-Adaline Huszczo
LSA '68.
Sororities
To the Editor:
THERE ARE a number of inac-
curacies in Meredith Eiker's
Sunday editorial called, "A First
Step for Sororities," which reveal
that she is not really fully in-
formed about the ramifications be-
hind the resolution which rejects
the use of binding alumnae (by
the way, alumni is the plural for
male graduates) recommendations.
As a journalism major and a mem-
ber of the Greek system, I would
like to correct the errors, as a
courtesy to The Daily and to the
sorority system.
1. You term the resolution as a
"first step for sororities." The res-
olution passed last Wednesday is
merely the most recent in a series
of footsteps which over the last
two years have been geared to
make the sorority system a racial-
ly integrated unit.
In January, 1965, Panhellenic
Presidents' Council voted to rec-
ognize Delta Sigma Theta and
Alpha Kappa Alpha as chapters
with full representation on the
Council, rather than distinguishing
them as "associate chapters."
In January 1966, the Council or-
ganized its own membership com-
mittee under the auspices of Stu-
dentgGovernment Council to in-
vestigate discriminatory recom-
mendation procedures. The focus
of activity. has been on race.
THE COMMITMENT to non-
discriminatory politics received
new impetus last February when
19 members of Presidents' Coun-
cil individualy signed a resolution
stating that local chapters should
have the right of final decision
in membership selection. The reso-
lution was geared to allow locals
to ignore their nationals if they
want to pledge a Negro.

hel edict. Sororities unwilling to
confront their national organiza-
tions over any issue may in fact
find it more comfortable outside
of Panhellenic and the Unversity's
immediate auspices."
. I DOUBT THAT any sorority
would find it more comfortable
outside the immediate auspices of
the University. Without University
housing approval, no sorority
would have any occupants. And, as
a non-participant in Panhellenic,
a sorority would have to rely on
its own resources for an indepen-
dent rush. This would probably be
disastrous in all' cases.
If we are truly interested in re-
vitalizing both our membership
lists and our position on campus,
then, as you query, why don't we
simply tell our nationals to go to
blazes over the issue of binding
recommendations? It is because
they control the purse strings. The
question in our minds is how far
down the road twoard autonomy
in the selection process can we go
before our national hierarchies
disown us, thereby jerking the
economic props from under us-
the props which pay for mortgages,
costly maintenance and repair
bills, etc.? In that event, who is
going to help us stay financially
above the water? President Flem-
ing and SGC say they are behind
us, but will they assume our debts?
IT IS THIS stark reality which
explains the votes against the
resolution last week. The five
chapters who voted against it are
now placed in conflict between the
University and their nationals.
They will be fighting for the fu-
ture of their houses on this campus
during contacts with nationals this
summer.
Finally, in spite of the inaccu-
racies. I am glad you printed the
editorial, for we need continual
prodding in the long range effort
to racially integrate the system.
But it seems to me that the cul-
prit in this morass of conflict and
emotion is the national organiza-
tion, not the local chapter. Each
chapter that voted against the res-
olution did so only out of fear of
national sanction. What the locals

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