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Vol. LXXV1I, No. 132 Ann Arbor, Michigan, Friday, March 8, 1968 Seven Cents

Twelve Pages

Day Events
Student Government Council
last night reorganized the March
20 "Day of Deliberation," reject-
ing the 'student boycott of classes
which was approved last week.
"Neither students nor faculty
should be forced to attend classes
Wednesday," the SGC statement
explains. "The intention of the
Day of Deliberation is to achieve
a break in the routine of everyday
events. The momentousness of the
question before us demands such
a break and makes a defense of
this routine for its own sake ludi-
" in no way do these events pro-
test the loss of student deferments
for graduate students," the state-
$ ment continues.
Graduate Assembly passed a
s i m i 1 a r resolution Wednesday
The new plan for the Day of
Deliberation calls for activities 'to
begin March 18 with a mass
meeting to plan the following
Wednesday's activities.
A draft teach-in will begin on
Tuesday, March 19, YalebUniver-
sity's chaplain, the Rev. William
Sloane Coffin, will deliver the
keynote address. Workshops and
discussions on the draft will con-
tinue throughout the evening.
SGC member Sam Sherman, '68,
said the purpose of the resolution
was "to restate our firm support
of the draft teach-in activities and
to clarify misconceptions about:
the motivations behind the Day
of Deliberation."
The SGC resolution says "The
purpose is also to give individualsc
a day in which to consider theirt
personal moral plight and alter-
native courses of action."i
S Cmember Tom Westerdale,b
Grad, explained the SGC action
was not a reversal of its actionf
last week. "All the important is-t
sues have been merely clarified
and the important parts of ther
program remain unchanged," heb
"The presence of the Rev. Wil- l
iam Sloane Coffin as keynote
speaker will help avert any possi- Iu
ble misunderstanding as to the:
purpose of the teach-in and DayV
of Deliberation," he concluded.
SGC member Gayle Rubin, '70,
criticized Vice-President Allan F.
Smith for what she said is "blatant
"He finds it inadvisable to can-
cel classes for the Day of Deliber-
ation in the interests of education-
al continuity, but has urged the
faculty and graduate teaching staff
to cancel class and attend Presi-
dent Fleming's inauguration," she

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Low Budget
May Cause
Tuition Hike
Fleming Discusses
Possibility of Raise
If State Cuts Funds
University President Robben
Fleming said yesterday that the
"University may have no alterna-
tive but to raise tuition" next year.
Rates for Michigan residents as
well as out-of-state students may
have to be increased, he said.
Unless the legislature restores
the cuts made previously in Gov.
Romney's higher education appro-
priation request, the tuition hike'
will be necessary to provide ade-
quate funds to meet the Univer-
sity's minimum needs, Fleming ex-'
The Senate appropriations com-
mittee last week trimmed $3.4 mil-
lion from Romney's recommenda-
tions, but suggested that a $3481
hike in out-of-state tuition could
compensate for the cut.
The Senate passed the bill two
days later and sent it on to the
House where the possibility of re-
storing part of the $3.4 million cut
is being considered.
However, a report by the state
auditor general has charged the
University with "overstatement of
expenditures and an understate-
ment of available cash."
The report is expected to hurt
the University's chances of per-"






-Daily-Jim Forsyth
ANN ARBOR CONGRESS of Racial Equality (CORE) Chairman Ezra Rowry spoke in opposition
to the proposed relocation of the Washtenaw County welfare office to north Main Street during
last night's open hearing at the community center. Sitfing to his left is hearing moderator, the
Rev. Richard Crausius.
Rights Groups Hit Countylk Plan:
To Relocate Welfare Offices


Board members who admitted last

Over 120 persons attended an night their decision on the reloca-
open hearing last night in the tion would be binding upon the
community center to oppose the- County Board of Supervisors
proposed movement of the Wash- They declined, however, to say
tenaw County welfare office from whether or not they would con-
its present location in the county sider rejecting the board of super-
building to north Main Street. visor's recommendation the wel-
Therelcaton f he elfre f-fare office be relocated on north
The relocation of the welfare of- Main Street.
fice has been the center of con- Twenty-six testimonies from or-
troversy since last November when ganizations including Fair Play
the county board of supervisors an- for People (FPP), Congress on
nounced its intention to move the Racial Equality (CORE), the Ann
board to north Main Street be- Arbor Ministerial Organization,
cause of a lack of adequate space Washtenaw Council of Churches,
in the county building. Opponents the Social Workers Student Union,
claim the new site is "inaccessible,
unsafe, and unhealthy."3 and the Democratic Women's Or-
he, haing wnhashey for" t ganization of Ann Arbor opposed
The hearing was held for the the relocation. There were no
Washtenaw County Social Services:;testimonies in defense of the plan.

Richard Vecker, social worker,
said the site was not acceptable
because "on the sides are the New
York Central Railroad and an
asphalt plant, and it's backyard is
the Huron River."
Carl Sheppler of the welfare
board told the group "if the wel-
fare board were to reject recom-
mendation of the County Board
of Supervisors, there would be a
tremendous problem."
Refuse Elaboration
He refused to elaborate when
questioned by Ezra Rowry, repre-
sentative of Ann Arbor CORE.

suading the House to reconsider'
the appropriation cuts.
Fleming met with Gov. Romneyi
and legislative leaders in Lansing
Monday to lobby for restoration of
budget slashes He reported re-
ceiving a "sympathetic reaction"
and said that Romney "still favors
his own recommendations."
The University had originally
requested $75.6 million from the
state. The governor recommended
that the legislature appropriate
$348 increase in out-of-state tui-
ly approved a bill providing $61.3
Fleming said the figure recom-


Albert Terrace Apartments


Costs May Force

rites Alleoged
Law Abuses
City councilman Robert Weeks,
(D-Third Ward) called yesterday
for an "investigation of alleged
irregularities" in the construction
and renting last year of Charter
Realty's student apartment com-
""plex, Albert Terrace.
(In a related development, SGC
voted last night to file suit in the
Sform of a' mandamus action
against city building officials. A
writ of mandamus, if issued by the
court, would force the Department
of Building and Safety Engineer-
: 2 ing to take action correcting viola-
tions at Albert Terrace.)
Weeks submitted a statement
to Mayor Wendell E. Hulcher and
the City Council requesting that
City Attorney Peter Forsythe com-
pile a complete report answering
questions in eight major areas of
concern in the Albert Terrace
Weeks referred to the article
in Tuesday's Daily charging that
prominent realtor John Stege-
man, owner of Charter Realty,
repeatedly violated city building
codes in the construction of Al-
bert Terrace, located at 1700
Geddes. The Daily also claimed
the Ann Arbor Department of
Building and Safety Engineering
did not press charges against
Stegeman as specified by city law.
Ask Legal Corrections
tive bar- "If any of the alleged abuses
m afraid could be corrected by changes in
to be in- our- laws," Weeks statement says,
"I trust that the attorney as our
legal adviser will bring these to
datihn to our attention with appropriate
the first recommendations."
Forsythe said yesterday he will
current compile a "step by step report of
showed what I've already known of the
to three case."
levels The attorney told The Daily
ently in- yesterday he knew of the alleged
ontesting violations as they occurred, but
uld grant discounted them as technical mat-
vileges to ters concerning "pieces of paper"
'he Uni- which did not "threaten injury to
law is a tenants or other persons.
itutional Concern With Tenants
"We found Albert Terrace was
t "there occupied before inspection," For-
that has sythe said, referring to Stege--
on't rec- man's occupancy of 32 apart-
fees." He ments prior to inspection and, ap-
ice made proval in apparent violation of city
the stu- law.
ere they City law requires inspection and
s are be- approval before occupancy.
"Its construction was found to
e possi- meet inspection standards, how-
orm fees ever, and my major concern is
main the protection of the safety of the
mp said, tenants," he declared.
s time I rForsythe told The Daily last
uld have week "My recollection is that the
We have tenants were not moved in until
see' after they were inspected.")


The Daily reported yesterday
that Graduate Assembly has
withdrawn support from the
March 19 Day of Deliberation.
GA has withdrawn support
from the proposed student strike
but will continue to support
other Day of Deliberation activ-
ities, including a teach-in.

Teach-in To Present Views
Of residentil Candidates

The welfare board also an-
nounced it has recommended to the
board of supervisors a real estate
* firm be employed by the county
to look for alternative sites.
Ypsilanti Site
In addition, the welfare boarc
announced it has asked the boarc
of supervisors to begin a study of
the possibility of setting up a wel-
fare office in Ypsilanti. However,
the board will not wait for the
. Ypsilanti study to be completec
before they make their decision or
the relocation of the welfare of-
The welfare board promised tc
furnish transportation for welfare
recipients to the new site if it is
adopted. It agreed. to allow FPF
and other organizations to attend
its future meetings.
Mrs. Shirley Haywood, a repre-
sentative for Aid to Dependent
children (ADC) Qf Ypsilanti,
claimed the proposed relocation "is
too far out of our reach. Most of
us have no transportation and
most of us have no money for


Rowry replied. "you must con- mended by Romney represented
sider the fact if you refuse to the minimum level under which
create a problem with your board, the University could operate. The
you will create an even bigger $347 increase in out-of-state tui-
prcolem."tuion suggested by Senate would
Rowry said, "The people here are create too great a discrepancy be-
not looking for a fight, they were tween the tuition for Michigan
presented with one, that's why residents and students from other
we're here and why we'll continue states, he added.
to remain." The governor's recommendation
Negro Supervisor 0. Herbert El- allows for a three per cent "in-
lis who was jeered by the crowd flation factor" and a six per cent
explained to the group "the board rise in faculty salaries, Fleming
is seeking alternatives to the pres- said. Fleming views the increase
ent plan. It is concerned only with in faculty salaries as absolutely
the quality of the welfare office." necessary this year.

Ecosystem Analysis Program
To Begin with Grassland Studyr

University employees. T
versity contends that the
violation of its const
Feldkamp noted that
isn't really any procedure
to be followed when we d
ommend an increase in f
says that the housing off
their recommendation"so
dents would know whf
stand, now that contract
ing signed".

. i
Hike tin Dorm Ft~
By JOHN GRAY move fast and get collec
Dormitory room and board gaining privileges, I ar
rates may go up again next year rates will probably have
in spite of a recommendation by creased," he said.
University Housing Director John Feldkamp's recommen
Feldkamp that they remain the Cutler that fees remain1
same. was based on a review of
Feldkamp submitted his recom- three quarters of the
mendation for no increase to Vice year's operations which
President for Student Affairs expenses running two
Richard L. Cutler earlier in the: per cent below expected
week. He commented yesterday, The University is curr
however, "We may have to eat volved in a law suit c
our words later on." Public Act 379, which woi
"If, for example, the unions collective bargaining pri

Representatives of all the ma-
jor U.S. Presidential candidates
will debate at a Student Govern-
ment Council-sponsored teach-in
in the Ugli Multipurpose Room
The teach-in was organized in
conjunction with the SGC gener-
al elections next week which in-
clde a straw vote on the presi-
dential race and a poll of stu-
dents' views on the Vietnam War.
The straw vote, sponsored by
Time Magazine, is on the student
ballot at over.200 college cam-
puses this year.
"We plan to have the election
for most colleges April 24," said{
Robert Harris, chairman of
"Choice '68", the program's of-
ficial name. "But Michigan is the
only large school holding tWe elec-
tion so early, and because of its
size it willrnaturally indicate sig-
nificant trends," he said.
The teach-in will include speak-
ers representing peace candidate
Sen. Eugene McCarthy, Sen. Rob-
ert Kennedy, and President John-
son. Also represented will be
front-running Republican Nelson:
Rockefeller, Oregon Sen. Mark O.
Hatfield, former vice-president
Richard Nixon, and California
Gov. Ronald Reagan. Fred Hal-
stead of the Socialist Worker Par-'
ty, perennial candidate Harold
Stassen, and former Alabama

leaders at 11 U.S. universities.
Harris, former student body pres-
ident at Michigan State Univer-
sity, originally conceived the idea,
and was able to sell Time Maga-
zine on its financing.
"We will have a substantial
turnout because all the students-
not just the activists, can record'
their views," concluded Harrs.

Beginning this spring a team of
scientists from the western prairie
states will begin an integrated re-
search program on grasslands in
northeastern Colorado.
This project is part of the 17
month old Program on Analysis
of Ecosystems, directed by Prof.:
Frederick Smith, chairman of the
natural resources school's depart-
ment of wildlife and fisheries.
The study is part of the United
States' contribution to the Inter-
national Biological Program.
John Kadelec, associate prof.
of wildlife management is as-
sisting Smith as coordinator of
the study. Results of the program
will be processed in part by the
University's computers.
Dual Objectives
The program has two main ob-
jectives, Smith explains, "to im-
prove man's ability to manage
renewable natural resources; and
to establish a scientific base for
programs to improve environmen-
tal quality."
The program is designed to es-
tablish a total of six experimen-
tal environments - coniferous,
deciduous and tropical forests,
and desert and arctic tundra -
in different regions of the United
States and tropics. Funds for the
projects will come primarily from

At a recent meeting the pro-
gram's central committee select-
ed the Colorado study for its first
project. It will be under the di-
rection of George Van Dyne, as-
sociate prof. of Biology at Color-
ado State University.
After initial study plots are
designated in a 15,000 acre grass-
land area, the scientists will apply
various treatments to different

plots. Smith explained, for ex-;
ample, that certain plots will be
fertilized, others irrigated, and3
others left untouched.

Investigators will study each When asked about th
plot, concentrating on a specific bility of an increase in d
component of an environment for 1969-70 if they do re
such as the grasses or birds. They same for 1968-69, Feldka
will then compile their results, "Well, last year at this
Smith said, and make compari- predicted that they wou
sons on the findings from the: to go up for next year.N
study plots. to pretty much wait and


N SA Urges
WASHINGTON (CPS) - The National
Student Association has urged all students
to use appeal procedures available within
the Selective Service System if they are
reclassified I-A.
Most first-year graduate students and
graduating seniors will be reclassified I-A
this summer under a recent order elimina-
ting student deferments for all graduate
students. except those already beyond their
first year of study and those in medical
NSA President Ed Schwartz said a stu-
dent should appeal "whether he plans ul-
timately to serve or to resist." A reclassified

Appeal of 1A Status
If students follow Schwartz's advice, they frightened elements of the population, and
may also throw a monkey wrench into the translated into retaliation against colleges
Selective Service System. Although state and universities at every level."
appeal boards can deal with a group of Schwartz said the draft policy, "public
appellants at once, local boards would face hysteria on student use of marijuana and
long hours of hearing personal appeals from LSD," speaker bans, the shooting of three
dozens of students. black students in South Carolina, and


Schwartz said NSA was counseling the
use of appeal procedures, because he doubts
draft reforms, such as those advocated by
Senator Edward Kennedy and several ed-
ucation associations, are forthcoming.
NSA has filed a suit against Selective
Service Director Lewis Hershey asking for
an injunction stopping local boards from

threatned cuts in state finances for higher
education are manifestations of this feeling.
He said he fears that this pattern "threat-
ens to grow to a point where anti-youth
crusades may appear too attractive for
politicians to ignore" during the Presiden-
tial campaign.
" Urged an education campaign by stu-
dents and faculty on drugs, particularly on

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