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Steadily rising temperatures
today, colder tomorrow.

Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
rime on Campus: Maryjane akes the
EDITOR S NOTE: This Is the second of a importation, distribution and use of dence of another individual where mari- started. On
tcree arttseies he e iousParthree, marijuana carried last year's arrest fig- juana is being smoked; complicity may turned to t
appearing tomorrow, will deal with theft ures well past 40. The bulk of these ar- be cited, but actual possession is hard The previ
and vandalism ests, Krasny says, occurred in the last to establish. due to the
By DANIEL OKRENT four months of the year. Convictions for sale of the drug are Detroiter u
Three years ago, when this year's cur- The extent to which illegal stimulants equally hard to come by. The seller agents whi
rent crop of seniors were freshmen, the -many medical authorities do not clas- usually must attempt to sell his product freight ship
~ greenish cuttings of Cannabis sativa sify marijuana as a "drug"-have pene- to a policeman. suitcase-pac
were as rare as demonstrations support- trated the campus has reached the point As a result of courtroom difficulties itan Airport
ing the Dow Chemical Co. are today. where Kasny can refer to drinking par- in prosecution, only 15 actual charges "southeaste
S \ .'. _<..s.... .However, with the changing of times ties and pot parties in the same sentence. came out of all arrests the Ann Arbor plier." The
M a and what some sociologists consider to "It's a problem we can't hide from. police made during 1967. The remainder area of the
be an outgrowth of rapidly-increasing There is a far higher percentage of users of the cases were dismissed. Whether1
youth alienation, marijuana has found than we would like to think," he says. The average Ann Arbor pot smoker rect fromC
its way onto campus in unprecedented He is not willing to make a numerical keeps his consumption fairly "small campus dru
~4.,.s. >g :< quantities. estimate, but does say the figure is much time," says one Detroit pusher who all segment
That "the weed" has made its presence higher than the 200 quoted by Detective counts local fraternity and sorority ity Gerald
>known is indisputable. Students, who Lt. Eugene Staudenmeier last year. houses as a considerable portion of his ley Hall, sa:
ytwo years ago saw it to be a mysterious He maintains, though, that it is con- market. Accordingly, police confiscations in Bunley',
unouhblinldeiti ter eked siderably lower than the 3000 regular usually result in one or two joints and around his
=+j 'Y. diets regularly. Police officials, once su- users and 10,000 "who have tried it" that rarely go above a couple of ounces. The West Quac
.,s: rpised at its presence and skeptical of Anin Arbor author John Rosevear claimed largest seizure was a one kilogram brick cites six ca
its influence, now pass it off as another in September at the time of the publi- from a suspected seller. (Once, five to use in his
> i item on their beat. University housing cation of his book, "Pot: A Handbook of six pounds were found in a parked car, able to obta
officials who might once have said that Marijuana." but the owner denied knowledge of its ber of fresh
pot is for social outcasts are now not Enforcement of narcotics laws is one placement in his vehicle and the case eagerly spe
-Daily-Andy Sacks surprised to find its distinct odor slip- of the Ann Arbor police department's was dismissed). cial who co
MARIJUANA, otherwise known as grass, pot, Maryjane, stuff, or boo, has enjoyed ping out of the best students' rooms. most difficult tasks. To admissably prove The cost of Ann Arbor grass varies own room.
a tremendous increase in usage in the Ann Arbor area in the last few years. What Whereas past records indicate that the "possession," the drug must be on the with the supply on the market. Now Discipline
was once considered a mysterious untouchable by students is now readily accepted number of drug arrests in one year could person, or in a person's house. In other readily available at $10 per one ounce dorm. Rich
as a part /of daily life for many. Its new prominence has posed a considerable practically be counted on Police Chief words, it is often difficult to establish bag, prices had jumped to $15-$20 im- of Universit
enforcement problem for the police and for University officials. Walter Krasny's fingers, mushrooming possession when a person is in the resi- mediately after the current semester See S

ly recently have they re-
he lower level.
ous rise in the sale price was
December arrest of a young
vho was seized by federal
e trying to pick up an air
ment of over 200 pounds of
ked marijuana at Metropol-
. Federal officials called him
rn Michigan's biggest sup-
seizure was the largest in this
country in the past 25 years.
from Detroit suppliers or di-
alifornia and Mexico, the on-
g market reaches into nearly
S of the University commun-
Burkhouse, director of Burs-
ys that rumors of pot parties
s uncompleted wing floated
building all last semester.
D irector William McKay
ases of suspected marijuana
building, but has not been
3dn specific evidence. A num-
imen in the dormitory system
ak of one housing staff offi-
)nducts grass sessions in his
1systems vary from dorm to
ard Hughes, assistant director
y housing, says that his staff

Facilities, Liquor, Finuances
Bring Faculty Club Trouble
By LEE WEITZENKORN same space in the Union for 30 Obtaining a liquor license, pre-
and SHARON KORMAN years. It. presently has a library, sents several problems. State law
A movement is currently under lounge, game room, and dining forbids the granting of a liquor
way to revitalize the faculty club room which shares the kitchen license to a licensee who is located
and its facilities. Dissatisfactionkfacilities of the MUG. (a) on state-owned land, (b)
wi th the cu and .cmplapints Criticize Dining Facilities within 500 feet of -a church or










about its facilities have caused a
steady decline in membership.
"The poor conditions of the
University Club have curtailed ef-
fective inter-departmental com-
munication among faculty mnem-
bers," explains Prof. James Pol-
lock of the political science de-
partment. He calls such inter-
action the "greatest need of this
University barring none."
The present facilities of the
University Club are sadly inade-
quate. The club has occupied the

Pollock and other faculty mem-
bers have criticized the nature of
the club dining room for some
time. Many professors who do not
belong to the University Club say
they would not join unless the
dining room . served liquor.
"You can't have a good dining
room without a bar," Pollock says.
"Witness the Michigan Union.
You can't call it a dining room-
it's a dugout, serving only cafe-
teria food. No one wants to go
there' for food."

RC Approves Constitution;
Student-Faculty Vote Slated

school, or (c) within an area inE
which local authorities have not
consented to the sale of liquor.
According to a report of thej
SACUA C.Onjittee on .Campus
Planning and Development, "All
three problems would have to be
solved or special legislation would
have to be obtained in order to
serve liquor in the club."
'U' Reluctance
The problem, however is more
than a legal one. Although a
scheme probably could be devis-
ed which would not run afoul of
the state's liquor law, the report
noted that the University is re-
luctant to fight the liquor issue
in public.
The club membership is primarily
faculty although a few "outsiders"
are admitted. Only 550 of the Uni-
versity's 3000 faculty members
are currently part of the club.
The biggest obstacle to acquir-
ing more elaborate facilities is
one of finances and priorities. The
faculty is unanimous in its desire
for better facilities, but it is not
in agreement on possibilities for
replacement of the old facilities.
Generational Problem
According to Prof. Roger Cram-
ton, of the Law School, chairman

m Wide Support
fDeadli Toll Mut
By The Associated Press
Communist Viet Cong soldiers and agents were reported
circulating openly in some heavily populated parts of Saigon
this morning amid reports that Communist National Libera-
tion Front had announced formation of a revolutionary coun-
cil to run Saigon.
A soaring general casualty toll was announced as the
third day of the coordinated Communist campaign brought
new clashes in outlying sections of Saigon and heavy action
in other parts of the country.
In at least two city areas, one surrounding the Buddist
pagoda An Quang and the other in the suburbs of Chi Lam,
men knocked on doors and told house occupants and passers-
by: "We are from the Nationalw
Liberation Front. We have "
come to liberate Saigon." w inteR ush
A Hanoi radio broadcast quoted
the Viet Cong as claiming thattsel
they had seized "complete control
of many important sectors around
the city and the population had
come to their support."
Claim City

Students and faculty of the
Residential College yesterday ap-
proved a constitution which pro-
vides for a decision making as-
sembly. Student-faculty elections
of assembly representatives will
be held within two weeks.
The constitution provides for
an assembly composed of eight
students, four faculty members,
and four adminsitrative staff. It
will be chaired by Residential
College Director James Robertson.
"Thisdconstitution' breaks the
power down 50-50," commented
Mark Maddox, '71, who helped do
much of the original drafting.1
"We didn't want to give studentsG
too much voice. We want to work
together with the faculty and the'
administration as a community."
"I was disappointed that stu-
dents don't have enough control
over the decisions that are made,"
said Ruth Kallio, '71. "There are
quite a few faults with the consti-
tution. I don't think we lived up
to the full potential of the col-
Plan Revision
"The constitution says we have
to revise any rough points in two
years time, anyway," explained
Maddox. "We don't expect any'
problems until then."
Robertson was unavailable for
comment, but Ellis Wunsch, asso-
ciate director of the college, was
happy with the document. "I
think it's a step forward, that in
every aspect of college govern-
ment faculty, administration and'
students will be represented," he
College faculty member Rich-
ard Stewart, of the classical stud-
ies department, said that "it was
a very good job under the cir-
cumstances. We started out with
nothing, and it looks like we came

the first order of the new assem-
bly would be to add such a pro-
vision, so that any decision made
by the assembly could be taken
directly to the students and fac-
"We simply overlooked the
matter initially," said Maddox.
"We didn't want to make another
draft, but the referendum will be
taken care of as soon as the dele-
gates are elected."E

---Daily-Richard Lee
Realist IPateI Kralssner Expounids on the 'ip pie'

Roy Grow, one of the eight res- of SACUA's faculty center sub-
ident fellows, was enthusiastic committee, a "generational" prob-

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about the constitution. "It's a
compromise that takes into ac-
count the reality of the Univer-
sity and at the same time keeps
our ideals in mind," he explained.
"I think it's one of the most lib-
eral methods of governing I've
ever seen."
"We are all pleased because it
was about time a permanent gov-
ernment was established," said
resident fellow Karen Davis. The
people who didn't trust the con-
stitution are a very small minor-
ity - the representation is very
fair. The students and faculty
worked very well together in pre-
paring the document."

1em is involved. "To some older
meber's of the faculty, the Uni- K rassn ei
versity Club should be a symbol
of the unity of the faculty," he/
said. "It should be a place to eat V er
dinner and to entertain visiting Ey
Many younger members, how-
ever, would prefer facilities in By J0hN GRAY
other University buildings. They Paul Krassner packed them inj
would appreciate more lounge last night talking about "The
and athletic facilities, coffee Birth of the Yippie." "Everything
houses, meeting rooms, etc."" I say is related to that," he said,
Many members are reluctant to "except the title."
give financial support to a fail- A crowd of about 500 jammed
ity which would not be meaning- into the Union Ballroom to listen
ful or useful to them personally. to the self styled "ringleader" of
See UNIVERSITY, page 5 The Realist.

r Introduce
dy Does HI
The "Yippies" are what Krass- {
ner calls members of the Youth
International Party (YIP), whom
he claims will be demonstrating at
the National Democratic Conven-
tion in Chicago this summer.
"They're the next step in the
natural evolution of the hippies," 1
he-says. "Everybody's going to pro-
test by doing their own thing. Their

S Yippie:
IS Thling'
hero is Barry Bondas of Elk River,
Minnesota who threw two buckets
full of human excrement into the
files of his draft board."
The Realist, which has described
itself as the "fire hydrant of the
underdog," is an occasional maga-
zine edited and largely written by
Krassner. Although it purports to
be a monthly, Krassner admits
that the August, 1967 issue has
just been published.
"I got a little behind." he ex-
The Realist gained some infamy}
recently when it printed what
Krassner claimed were the cen-
sored passages of William Man-
chester's "Death of a President."
The passages were so Qutrageous'
that Krassner was attacked by a
columnist for The *Washington
Post for being "vicious."
Krassner was unperturbed by
the attacks. "It blew my mind to
write that piece," he says, "and
I just wanted to share that mind-
blowing experience with the read-
On the craze of meditation be-

In radio broadcasts, the Viet
Cong claimed they held the entire
city of Hue. The claim was dis-
counted, however, and officials
said the American installations
there still were under U.S. con-
Part of Quang Tri City, capital
of the northernmost province,
also was reported under enemy
The city of Da Nang, site of
U.S. Marine headquarters in
See Earlier Story, P. 3
South Vietnam, was reported rel-
atively quiet. The air base there
was hit by 12 rocket rounds last
night, but there were no reports
of casualties and damage was
said to have been light.
Mortar Attacks
At the coastal city of Nha
Trang ,enemy forces hit with a{

The Panhellenic Association
Presiden'ts Council voted last
night 20-6 to return to a winter
rush. This follows two years with
a fall program only.
"Freshman girls need a semes-
ter to become acclimated to the
University, to understand course
demands, and to decide whether
or not they want to join a sor-
ority," said Barbara Cohen, '68,
Panhel rush co-ordinator.
"Girls who pledge in January
will have a semester's experience
at the University," she continued.
"Besides, they can't move in to
houses until the following Sep-
Mrs. Steven Ringel, advisor to
sororities, had mixed emotions
about the decision. "No specific
rush system will help or hinder

Viet Monk: 'Save--Don't Destroy'

Neither the Americans nor the
Communists fighting in South
Vietnam are saving the Vietnam-
ese from anything, according to
the shy Vietnamese Buddist monk,
Thich Nhat Hanh. "What the
Vietnamese want is to be saved
from salvation."
Hanh, a pacifist monk, a scholar

"The struggle for national in-
dependence is much more import-
ant," he said. This desire for in-
dependence is typified by the ef-
forts of the National Liberation
Front (NLF).
While the National Liberation
Front does contain some Com-
munist elements, this does not
mean "that the NLF is fighting
for Communism. In fact, the NLF

formation of an independent
government in South Vietnam.
"This government would then call
for a cease-fire and form a coalit-'
ion" with the NLF. The coalition
could then ask the United States
to stop the bombing and would
soon call for the removal of all
non - South Vietnamese troops
from the South.
Hanh claimed that such a coal-

mortar and small arms attack , sororities themselves," she said,
last night, but there were no de- "The big difference comes from
tails. , programming within the struc-
President Nguyen Van Thieu ture."
declared martial law throughout Girls will not be led from house-
the nation in the wake of the to-house by rush counselors under
Wednesday attacks against the the new system. Instead rush will
U.S. Embassy and military and be held in an open house situation,
civilian installations from Hue to in which girls will not have to stay
the Mekong Delta. the previously required 30 minutes
Government forces, assisted by at a house.
U.S. military police and some Support SHA-SRU
U.S. infantry troops - including In other action, Panhel unani-
a battallion from the 1st Divi- mously voted to endorse the Stu-
sion - were attempting to clean dent Housing Association - Stu-



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