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~'A- 10
Partly sunny;
continued mild.

Seventy-Sevon Years of Editorial Freedom
Project 1 1esearchers 'Stuck' WithSe
; By DAVID SPURR stuck now," said Norman, "and Robert E. Burroughs, Director Laughlin were all unable to give this all the time," Norman point-
we have to follow the rules of of Research Administration, and a date or any other specific cir- ed out. Later, the University "bills
suProject 11, the University'sgame." Rowland H. McLaughlin, an en- cumstances of the project's re- the government" for reimburse-
super-secret Defense Department tegm.Rxa
pioject started last summer in Although the government con- gineer working on the $216,000 classification, however. ment on such projects.
tract was signed by Vice-President project, also said they did not Norman said the government Project 1111 (the number is
Thlnd, is ney cpete, tsn- and Chief Financial Officer Wilbur know whether the contract had "has the power" to change the simply for accounting purposes)
t hre and specific sponsor may K. Pierpont last September, and been fully executed. extent to which all projects are is being conducted by the Geo-
never be known, unless the gov- by the Stanford Research Insti- When asked how the project classified. physics division of Willow Run
nver be no unessy thgv tute (SRI) in December, Project would be listed in the Reporter. He said the reason this partic- Laboratories. McLaughlin and a
einentdide t1111 has not yet been listed in the Norman said it would have to be ular contract might not yet be David E. Willis, head of the geo-
A. Geoffrey Norman, Vice-Presi- Reporter, a University publication called simply "classified," and fully executed - even though the physics lab, are the two Univer-
An f Research, however, says it which lists all research contracts added that "We normally don't project is almost finished-prob- sity researchers directly involved
nt foriginally supposed to be by name, nature, price and spon- accept that arrangement." ably would lie in delays by the with the project. Both men are
that way. According to Norman, sor. The University sent two re- agency issuing the contract. specialists in the field of acoustic
the University agreed to go ahead Normally, the publication lists searchers to Thailand last sum- "In federal agencies," Norman and seismic research.
on the project last summer, think- contracts shortly after they are mer after receiving a "letter of said, "there is a program group The University currently has
ing that it would be no more clas- signed. intent" from the government - and a group for fiscal and busi- contracts for some $10.3 million
sified than its other secret projects Norman said the project would an authorization to proceed with ness affairs." The program group in classified research. The Fac-
they would at least be able to be listed when the "paper work the work. The work, done on a sends a letter of intent which is, ulty Senate will vote tomorrow on
name it. is fully completed. We list every- sub-contract from SRI, was later he said, "just as solid as a con- a resolution that would endorse
But the Defense Department thing." He added that he did not classified to the hilt, according to tract." most classified contracts except
apparently re-classified the proj- know, however, whether the con- Norman, when "the SRI intro- The University can then begin those so secret - like 1111 - that
ect while University researchers tract had been signed by both duction produced complications." work. "The National Aeronautics their name and nature cannot be
Geoffrey Norman were working in Thailand. "We're parties. Norman, Burroughs, and Mc- and Space Administration does revealed.R

obert E. Burroughs





Athletes in Spor

The Big Ten's investigation of
apparent conference rule violations
by Michigan athletes and coaches
will continue at least until the end
Sof this week, Assistant Commis-
sioner and Examiner John Dewey
said last night.
Dewey disclosed that he has
spent the last few days interview-
ing Ann Arbor businessmen as well
as athletes and coaches.
"We're talking to many of the
people mentioned in The Daily ar-
ticle which made the allegations
concerning the violations," said
Dewey. "I'll be here all this week."
Working alongside Dewey have
been Bert Katzenmeyer, assistant
athletic director, and an ad hoc
committee appointed last Friday
by the Board in Control of Inter-,

collegiate Athletics. The commit-
tee, chaired by Prof. of mathe-
matics Edward Halpern, is com-
posed of the nine faculty members
of the Board. According to Hal-
pern, the committee is attempting
to come up with its own evaluation
of evidence and its own conclu-!
"We plan to coordinate inter-
viewing efforts with the Big Ten
and the NCAA if they become in-
volved in this," Halpern said.,
"This way these people won't have
to sit through several interviews
of the same type."
Dewey said he will definitely be
going to Michigan State University
soon to investigate the validity of
other apparent conference viola-
tions as reported in The Daily.
"We'll have to determine if there

ts Probe
were violations in these particular
Michigan State situations," Dewey
One Ann Arbor businessman, G.
H. Hoag, manager of the Michigan
Theatre, has denied statements at-
tributed to him by The Daily. In
a story which appeared in last
Friday's edition, The Daily quoted
Hoag as saying he distributed 3,000.
free passes a year to atlhetes.
Hoag later told the Chicago
Daily News that he didn't know4
"where they (The Daily) got that
figure. I've been in this business
for 48 years and I haven't given
out 3,000 tickets in all that time."
"Why," Hoag continued, "I also
give tickets to the wonderful
Michigan marching band, and to
the Glee Club, and hell. even to
the staff of the Michigan Daily."
Philip Duey, director of the
Men's Glee Club said this week
that the only time they had re-
ceived free tickets was about 15
Syearsago after they donated a
concert to the memory of a de-
ceased quarterback. "We all were
invited to go free for taking part
in the performance," Duey said.'
Jim Lunsden, student business
manager of the Glee Club said, "I
have no knowledge whatsoever of
members of the Glee Club ever re-
ceiving any free theatre passes."
Band Director William D. Re-:
velli also said this week that "In
some years we have been invited
to one movie during the first week,
of school but usually not too many
of the bandsmen attended. I don't
think any of us have gone in the
last two years."
When Hoag was reached fort
t comment he said "I believe it
would be best not to be mis-l
quoted anymore."

U of D Students
Rally, Announce
Strke Teach-In
Student leaders at the University of Detroit scheduled a
boycott of all classes for tomorrow after a four-hour discus-
sion yesterday with Detroit President Rev. Malcolm Carron.
The announcemnnt came before a previously scheduled
torchlight parade participated in by 350 Detroit students. The
student leaders are d'manding a greater voice in university
decision-making. A teach-in will be held today on the Detroit
"Were going to show the administration just how serious
we are," says Paul Sak. '08, president of Detroit student gov-
ernment. He added chat the meeting with Carron proved
fruitful to some extent, but -
_Daily-Thomas R. Copt that the major demands of
OSS COM ES TO TOWN Dthe students were refused. Charge K as
The student government submit-
elations and Planning Arthur M. Ross arrived in Ann Arbor yester- ted a list of 23 points they claim d
Meeting which begins today in closed sessions. Currently Conmmis- needed immediate approval by i I
hington, he is scheduled to take office July 1. Ross will replace re- on ued ay The major Is
ones called for the president of 5
harvin L. Niehuss. the student government to be a
permanent member of the uni-
-r vi-miW. hir&at' ? pncomitte*" e a "d

'UT' Law School Group
Crticizes War Policy

New Vice-President for State Re
day for the February Regents' N
sioner of Labor Statistics in Was]
tiring Executive Vice-President M


Over half the Law School fa-
culty and approximately 350 law
students released a petition today
calling for a de-escalation of the
Vietnam War.
The statement was made in con-
junction with similar releases by
faculty and students from over
fifty of the nation's leading law

would gain maximum support,"
said St. Antoine.
According to St. Antoine the
omission of any specific recom-
mendation for a change in policy
was another measure to insure
that the statement would appealt
to as wide a spectrum of support-
ers as possible.
"We feel that a statement
signed by a' good 'portion of a;
conservative body such as the lawG

In announcing their opposition school will have the greatest ef-
Ai to the present policy of the United feet."
States, the law teachers and stu- The soliciting of the law stu-
dents . claim that "the terrible dents' signatures was carried out
violence the war is inflicting on by the ad hoc Student Committee
the people of Vietnam is destroy- for Peace in Vietnam.
ing the society we seek to pro- ...-...-. .-
tect." pp
However, the 27 faculty me-n- ew $ 5M
* bers and the students feel that L
their opposition to the war does
not necessarily imply the "ad-
vocacye s aprecipitate withdrawal To Explore UJ
of United States forces or an
abandoment of allies in South By LESLIE WAYNE
The group believes that lawyers The University's $55 Million
can play a significant role in Program pushed past the $72
showing that opposition to the million mark yesterday with the
war comes not only from a few donation of a $500,000 endowed
extremists but from "many moder- chair aimed at studying the prob-
ate citizens at all levels of so- lem of human understanding.
ciety and of all political views." The gift, the Mary and Charles
At a Washington press confer- R. Walgreen Jr. Endowed Profes-
ence, Dean Louis H. Pollak of sorship for the Study of Human
Yale University Law School an- Understanding, will permit the
nounced that the draft petition University to choose a leading
has been signed by more than scholar in any field or discipline
500 law teachers and 4,000 law offered by the literary college to
students around the country. undertake a concentrated study!
Prof. Paul M. Bator of Harvard of this problem.
Law School added that although "At this moment." Dean Wil-
no systematic poll was taken of liam Haber of the literary college
* all law professors, the statement said, "we do not know what par-
was sent to many law schools and ticular department will receive

For City
The University may provide
land for Ann Arbor's propsed pub-I
lic housing program, according to1
City Administrator Guy Larcom.
Larcom reported last night thatt
the hope that the University will
make available a site on Plymouth
Rd. "helped finalize the nine-site
This plan, which was endorsed
9-1 last night by City Council, calls
for construction of 135 low-rentl
units on nine sites scattered
throughout the city. This replaces,
an earlier plan calling for con-t
struction on only seven sites.
The Housing Commissiof said
that the new plan - was possible1

rof essorship


the University for its $55 Million due to locating two new sites. Tb#
program. commission previously said only
Walgreen, of Winnetka Ill. s that the sites are in the Packard
currently board chairman of W 1- and Plymouth areas, claiming that
green Drug Stores of Chicago. He the exact locations could not be
has served as a director of the revealed since the commission does
University's Development Coun- not yet have the options on them.
cil, the fund-raising arm of the However, the commission as-
University. sured City Council that these are
In addition, he is a menber of in effect, "sewn up."
the executive committee of the Housing Commissioner Joseph
President's Club, a group com- Edwards said last night that
posed of more than 500 Michigan "hopefully one of the nine sites
friends and alumni who have giv- would be a piece of land to be
en the University at least $10,000. supplied by the University."

i ^

.41Dby Wl ae Wayne State University Pres-
scheduled at 8 per cent be elimin- ident William R. Keast has been
II(ated to provide funds to increase charged with spending a total of
!dormitoryosecurity. Carron refused $20,961 of university funds on "the
ty affirm either at today's meet- , finer things of life," in a copy-
ing, although he did say he would righted story in the South End,
Siconsider lowering the salary in- W$Us student newspaper.
crease to 5 per cent. -Dr. Alfred H. Whittaker, a mem-
"With the recent rash of mug- ber of the WSU Board of Gover-
gings and other crimes on cam- nors reacted to the information re-
Larcom explained that there are calls for the actual construction pus, the administration must get j vealed in the story by culling
several University sites in the Ply- of only 135 of the units and the the money to make it safe to walk Keast's action "ill-considered and
mouth area being discussed. The purchase of the additional apar-t- ion campus at night," says Sak. He unintelligent."
final decision for this, however, ments. Therefore, it is feared that describes the meeting with Carron "I will very definitely bring the
lies with the University's Board the government may reduce the I "sane arguing," and says that matter up at the next Board of
of Regents, he said. The regents size of the bond that it had orig- 'steps were taken to establish a Governors meeting, Whittaker
will meet tomorrow. inally agreed to. joint student-faculty board to de- # said last night. "We are trying to
Lace H ee o s tcide on course changes and grad-. watch costs very carefully as it
Larcom explained that another However, others think the gov- in ytmiadKes' cinwsvr
i is, and Keast's action was very
site in the Plymouth area not ernment might under-write more "ng systems. -ill - considered. T h e itelligent
owned by the University is avail- money if this proves to be neces-d "But the main issue of students 1hiniderd.haeentelignt
able Hoeve ths stelocteda say. ommssinerEdwrdssai deciding on the hiring and firing ting would have been to consult
abl . However this site, located a sary. Commissioner Edwards said e ahr tl inttkncr the board about such extraordin-
quamter to a half a mile beyond of teachers still isn't taken care a atheorsbutsc.etaodn
Northwood Apartments, is parto the feeling of the city seems to of," adds Sak. Another meeting,
aN60acrtewudevpmedt ar. The be "to go back to Chicago and beg h Carron is slated for today Keast was unavailable for com-
a 60-acre undeveloped area. The withment. However, WSU Executive
expense of putting in utilities for for an increase and if this doesn't after the teach-in. Vice-President Edward L. Cush-
two acres of this area if purchased work, to go to Washington." See STUDENTS, Page 5 _man said that Keast did nothing
for public housing would be very - improper, and that "the same
difficult, Larcom said. "It wouldatyperof thingis done at all the
probably have to depend on the e ~p lo ther Universities."
development of the whole parcel," Art Johnson, editor of the South
he continued. End, claimed t h a t although
However, Larcom feels "pretty F Keast's spending was not neces-
confident" that the University will O n r ) srR arililudeaot birevashisdwhole
sell between two and six acres to F or A n n A rb or A rea attitude about being President --
the city for public housing. "But it he's only here as a stepping stone
is up to them," he said. By MARK LEVIN strike had not come off, he would to other ponsts."
Meanwhile, the total proposed A controversial Detroit area I only have been out $5,000 because There are unconfirmeddreports
program may be in danger due to newspaper owner is scheduled to he could have used most of the that Keast is being considered for
its precarious financial situation. publish a morning Ann Arbor equipment on his Wyandotte the Presidency of Stanford Uni-
The federal government previously daily in coming months. operation.ed asa replacement for Uni-
had agreed to underwrite $3.69 Frank Beaumont, publisher of Beaumont is general manager ofearsity President Robbe rW.Flem-
million for bonds to be used for the defunct strike paper, the De- the Wyandotte News Company, ing as chancellor of the Uni-
the construction of 200 low-rent troit Daily Express, says publica- which currently publishes four versity of Wisconsin before that
units. However, the present plan tion of the Ann Arbor Morning suburban Detroit papers including post was filled last year.
Express is still at least sixty days the Downriver News-Herald. He, Keast came to WSU fr-om Cor-
away. is also a stockholder in the Huron nell in 1965, replacing the late
However, Beaumont refused to Valley Ad-Visor, a weekly Ann Clarence Hillberry. The South
comment further on plans for the Arbor advertising publication. End quote "an administrative
new newspaper. "I cannot com- The Ann Arbor News and The source who recalled that it was
V of. i es ment further because of a suit Daily are presently . Ann Arbor's rare even to receive an electric
of Cs S filed against me and Teamsters only daily newspapers. bill for Hillberry's home."
Local 372 by the Detroit News. The - - - The allegedly improper spending
Challenge Lecture Feries is being current state senate hearings concerns furnishings in Alumi
phased out because the nine- about the alleged conspiracy has Bank Reon 7e s House, the top floor of whichis
year-old program should be a delayed any immediate planning," used as an apartment for WSU
separate budget item, explained Beaumont explained. 6 p Presidents. The South End cites
Hildebrandt. The News has filed suit against I I YeJLeaSe bills involving as much as $10,000
Students cannot appeal directly Beaumont and the Teamsters for replacement of glass in the
to the President but must be re- 'Union Local 372 for $175,000 for The Ann Arbor Trust Co. is at- apartment. to $16 for a tissue, box.
ferred by a student loan office. what the News contends is the il tempting to persuade owners of Other bills mentioned include
Indb a sdent asena Nieian legal ue of circulaton rute list. several apartments which it man- $1.200 for a marble fireplace,
In a recent case. a Nigerian legal use of circulation route li,sages to accept the University lease $326.55 for "interior consultation



'U' Fund Aids Variety

will continue to be circulated,
Prof. Theodore J. St. Antoine,
who directed the circulation of the
petition at the University said
that the statement is a moderate
one in order to obtain support
from "fence-sitters who formerly;
side- 'with the administrations' at-
titude toward the war."
"The statement is an effort to
work out a compromise which

this chair. It may even be some-
one from an interdepartmental
field." "We're looking for a per-
son with a broad understanding
possibly of several disciplines,' he
continued, "so that he can be
qualified to study several areas."
The selection for the professor-
ship will be made by Haber and
the literary college executive com-

In the last resort, requests for
emergency financial aid at the
University go right to the top -
to President Robben W. Fleming.
Every year some $20.000 to
$30.000 of alumni contributions
are placed at the discretion of the

Former P r e s i d e n t Harlan+
Hatcher used the fund to help
support MUSKET on a recent
overseas tour and to help the
band travel to outstate football!
games. Some faculty member's
have been aided. A music studert
was sent to appear with a group
of college soloists in Europe.


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