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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom


Sororities Seek Living Space
In Oxford Cooperative Units

By DAVID SPURR periodical drawing for priority.
Two sororities, Alpha Kappa About 30 residents of Oxford
SAlpha and Delta Sigma Theta, Housing, most of whom opposed
are petitioning the Office of Uni- the move, which would displace
versity Housing for living space sixty women from the complex alsft
in Oxford Housing for next fall. attended the meeting. There are
Tuesday, the Student Advisory now six co-ops in Oxford, two of
Committee on Housing (SACH), which are ,already occupied by
a joint group of students andc! language houses. The move would
housing officials, met to discuss leave only sixty remaining spaces
wnd hear opinions on the sorori- for individual housing applicants.
ties' request to occupy two co- Disputed Issue
operative houses in Oxford. The decision rests with John
Committee member John Kelley Feldkamp, director of University
cited "the fact' that they are housing, who has noted that there
sororities" as the reason for stu- are strong feelings on both sides.
dent committee members' oppo- He intends to confer further with!
sition to the projected move. "Al- the SACH and the Committee on
s though there is no official rule, Development of Academic Oppor-,
University housing in the past has tunities, however, before making
not provided housing for frater- a decision.
nities or sororities," he said. "There is a good argument that
However, students on the com- the Negro girl on campus does
mittee are working on a plan not have a full opportunity to
whereby any group of individuals experience all types of campus
could receive priority in Univer- living," said Feldkamp, referring


Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta
Sigma Theta differ from most so-
rorities in that neither national
organization provides housing for
its local chapters.
Need Own Place
Since meetings are presently
being held in the Student Activi-
ties Building, "the communication
line among members is often lost,"
said Delta Sigma Theta President
Retha Wellons, '68. "We need
some central meeting place ve can
call our own," she added. "Al-
though the chapter doesn't haveE
enough funds to buy a house now,
we would be able to rent if a suit-
able one were available."
Opal Bailey, '69, vice-president
of Alpha Kappa Alpha, said, "We
want to move into Oxford because
it's cheaper." but added that the
move would be "strictly experi-

Hours Violation
Set for Bursley
Kahn Criticizes Fle ming's 'Style';
Knowles Suggests Student Strike
Women residents of Bursley Hall, with the assistance of
Student Government Council members, have scheduled a
teach-in on the issue of women's hours for next Tuesday
morning at 12:15 a.m. as a mass violation of existing restric-
tions, SGC members said last night.
Following discussion at SGC's meeting last night of
University President Robben W. Fleming's decision for Regen-
tal review of the abolition of women's hours and University
visitation policies, SGC president Bruce Kahn, '68, said that
some members will try to encourage similar teach-ins Wed-
nesday morning at South Quadrangle and Thursday at
Markley Hall.
Expressing disappointment in Fleming's "style of opera-
tion," Kahn noted that some dorm residents were extremely
upset about "the games which.--
the administration seems to F
be playing." Kahn expressed;e
approval of mass hours viola-
tions and called upon students '-
in residence halls "to insist

-Associated Press
PLACING THE PROBLEMS of urban areas in the forefront of those facing the nation, Gov.
Romney asked the Legislature for "a balanced p rogram of greater justice and better law enforce-
ment." In delivering his sixth annual State of the State message, the governor emphasized the
necessity for upg.rading the educational system.s pnninu v i inrhan areas.

osity housing. Such a group could, to racial discrimination in sorori- May Be Available
be prevented from occupying a ties. Both sororities are entirely Asked whether she thought the STATE Of THE STATE:
unit permanently by means of a I Negro in their Michigan chapters, two sororities would be granted .
- -'--- -the permission to occupy Oxford,
Miss Bailey said, "I don't think
wee going to get them (the
Qie io On Bylaws Causes I co-ops)" She referred toa recent
w " "may well be permitted to move
diniiist'atve Ideciion Daily article stating that men
#into Oxford next year and will
fill the space. 1 e d T/

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.sks Increase
:id to Schools

By KENvKELLEY by Regent Robert Briggs: "We're
A D aily News Analysis trying to solve this problem by
Administrators appear confused I dialogue with the students on'
over the Regents' decision to holdI common ground. This is a genuine
open meetings on Dec. 14's ac-m effort by the Regents to hear the
ion of the residence halls Board problem."
of Governors granting student Little Effect
house councils the right to deter- But Braun expressed doubt that
mine visitation policy. I "the Regents can make the kind
Part of the confustion stems , of contact in a two-hour discus-
from interpretation of Regents' sion that, the Board of Governors
bylaws, section 30.03, which did in a month of talking to;
states: "The Board of Governors students."

Unlike all other sororities, girls
have not been required to rush

lit ky to t ' .zl--l

4shall determine and give effect
to general policies with respect to
the use of the residence halls for
the housing of students."
"I interpret the bylaws exactly
the way they're written," Board
member Prof. Frank X. Braun of
the German department explain-
Sed. "Until the Regents decide one
way or another, the ruling by the
Board of, Governors should stand,
and the other Board members
feel the same way I do."
Should Make Decision
"If the Board of Governors is
delegated to make the decision,
ftshould go into effect until the
Regents reject it," he added.
However, University President
Robben W. Fleming said "there's'
not much point in putting the
rules into effect since the Regents
want to review it. When the Re-
gents decided to hold the meeting,!
they told me in a conversation I
had with them they didn't want
the rules to go into effect."
But several Regents were un-
clear on this point. "I assume any
rules in the bylaws would be in
effect," said Regent Gertrude
Huebner. "The Board's rules
should be in effect until we have
the hearing. I assumed they
'Regent William Cudlip com-
mented "maybe you can say they
are in effect-it's academic."
Ask Delay
But Director of University Hous-
ing John Feldkamp said it is
Wclear to him that Fleming does
not want the Board's decision to
become effective until the Re-
gents' meeting.
"I would definitely prosecute
any students who try to use the
new Board of Governors decision
-I have to enforce the rules of
*the University," he said.
The attitude of the Regents
about their meeting is summed up

"If the students just want to
make noise, 10 'hours isn't
enough," said Briggs. "But it's
long enough if students want to
talk meaningfully."
'"If the Regents want to pick
a fight with the student body,
fine," said Student Government
Council Administrative Vice-Pres-
ident Michael Davis, Grad. "We'll
be glad to show them why they've!
been wrong all these years."

Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta By The Associated Press
Sigma Theta because these two Gov. George Romney recoin-
groups do not have a house. "It's mended more state support for the
half our fault because we don't entire education system with spe-
have the facilities," Miss Wellons cial attention to urban areas in
admitted, his sixth annual State of the State
Panhel Considers message yesterday.
Panhellenic Association is pres- Recalling his major success of
ently trying to incorporate the the 1967 legislative session--en-
two sororities into the full scope actment of Michigan's first state
of the inter-sorority organization. income tax-Romney told law-
"If they want to be considered makers that his 1968 proposals
equally," Panhel President Ginny would require no additional taxes.
Mochel, '68, explained, "they will He expressed disfavor with pub-
have to participate on an equal lic employes who see striking as
basis with other sororities." their only means of getting at-,
Next fall, whether or not Al- tention. He recommended stiffer
controls over bargaining rights
pha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sig- and punitive action for strikers.
ma Theta have houses, all girl Most of his recommendations,
rushees will be required to attend however, were general increases in
the two sororities' rush meetings. expenditures from revenues from
the income tax. He will make spe-

crowded the House chamber while
a full spectator gallery looked on.
Although Romney's recommen-
dations dealt specifically with
Michigan, he used the areas of
finance, social services and public
employment to take swipes at the
national administration.
He labeled as deficient existing
laws dealing with organization of
public employes.
"This is a national problem." he
said, resulting "from grave distor-
tions in our national pattern of
Financial Whims
In addition, he said, "Michigan
like most states, finds itself in-
creasingly at the mercy of federal
financial and policy whims."
"My candidacy for our nation's
highest office will require con-
eidl bhl tim ad ntt tin mif

lower court reorganization legisla-
tion," said Senate Republican!
Leader Emil Lockwood.
"His request for more specific
antiriot legislation should do much
to allay the fears of some that our
outlook is one-sided."
But fellow GOP Sen. George W.
Kuhn of Birmingham, an out-
spoken advocate of strong anti-
crime measures, said he felt Rom-
ney "could have been a little more
Kuhn called for "stop and frisk"
legislation, 4creased penalties for
felonies connected with rioting1
and a state security council to
"coordinate the efforts of local,
state and military forces in overall
surveillance of subversive activ-
ities." Romney's message included
none of these items.
Request Solutions

cific proposals in his annual bude- uriau1L o-u
Y oun g D emiocrats E~ndorse get message later this month. side of our state in the weeks and Senate Democratic Leader Ray-I
The governor emphasized the months ahead," said Romney. mond Dzendzel of Detroit, needling
problems of urban areas as the Most legislative leaders, even Romney for his frequent out-of-
most critical problem facing the I minority Democrats, indicated state political trips, commented:
ivian in B or ongress state and nation. guarded approval of Romney's "The next time Romney passes
Organized for Violence message, but there was some crit- through this state, I would like to
Wes Vivian, former Congress- Vivian did representing the people Warning that there are "citizens icism from both parties. see some detailed solutions to these
man from the Second Congress- of the 2nd District of Michigan organized and armed for violence, "He was forceful in his mention problems, not simply a recital of
ional District was endorsed for in 1965 and 1966." riots and civil guerrilla warfare," of our need for open housing and easily made recommendations."
election yesterday by a 5-2 vote The board, on behalf of the he presented a five-minute plea to -
of the executive board of the club, pledged to support Vivian, lawmakers to enact a "balanced "
University Young Democrats. offered to work for his re-election, program of greater justice anda
"It's very kind of them to en- and urges him to run. better law enforcement." U
dorse me," Vivian said. "I de- In 1966, Vivian lost his cam- The governor's plea came a few
cided ..a year ago that I would 1 paign for re-election to the House hours before he was to fly to New jO
make my decision on whether to of Representatives to Republican Hampshire to launch his cam-;a
run in the middle of this spring." Marvin Esch, by about 2,000 votes. paign in Republican presidential 4caciem ic rr eon
President of the Young Dems, A. Jerome Dupont, L'67 declar- primary election.
Mrs. Cecily Becker, Grad, declared! ed his candidacy for the Demo- Romney said that since last By RON LANDSMAN tee stating the administration fail-
her support for Vivian saying, cratic nomination to the House summer's destructive riot in De- In an action unique in academic ed to follow academic due process
"We sent out 300 people to work of Representatives early in the troit-worst in modern American circles, the president of the Uni- I in withdrawing a "letter of intent"
for him during his last election. week. history-open housing and tenant versity of Hawaii has resigned in to grant tenure to the professor,
The club has always stood behind A Democratic candidate for Ann rights legislation "has become the protest of faculty support for a Oliver Lee of the university's polit-
Vivian." Arbor City Council Russell West testing ground of the civil rights colleague associated with a radical ical science department.
Art Aaronson '68, a state cen- launched his campaign at the issue. anti-war group. The conflict began last May
tral delegate and a member of meeting. West is running in the Peaceful Change The move, one of the few times when Lee received a letter from
the board voted against the en- Fourth ward, which has a "goodly "If such legislation is passed," an administrator rather than pro- Dean Wt Todd Furniss of Hawaii's
dorsement. "It doesn't seem prop- number of students." he said, it will strengthen those fessor has left in an academic 'literary college stating his intent
er to endorse someone before we "We need to make student who seek peaceful, orderly chan- freedom conflict, has shocked the to grant Lee tenure at the end of
know all the people who are run- voter registration as manageable ges. If it is not, it will accelerate university and paralyzed any the 1967-68 academic year. Fur-
ning. I have the utmost respect a process as possible in accordance the recruitment of revolutionary 'further action on the professor's niss' decision was based on a 6-1
for Dr. Vivian and I'm very much with limitation of state law," insurrectionists." status. vote of a committte of the political
in favor of his candidacy, if he West said. Romney was interrupted fre- The president, Thomas Hamil- science department asking tenure
has one," he commented. He favors an "increase in the quently by applause from the legis- ton, resigned as "a matter of prin- for Lee.
The endorsement of the board supply of modest priced housing lators, and the state's top execu- ciple" after receiving a report from Student Statement!
cited the "outstanding job that in Ann Arbor." tive and judicial officers who a special faculty senate commit- Within two days Student Par-


(through action) on making
their own rules."
Kahn also suggested that should i
the Regents reject student pro-
posals on hours and visitation, By MIKE THORYN
SOC members would instigate and The Fraternity Presidents As-
support more drastic steps. sociation (FPA) last night voted
SGC member E. O. Knowles, '70, by a substantial majority to
spoke against action prior to the strike the University Regulations
Regents' hearing next Thursday, on the presence of women in
but added "If the Regents, for no fraternity houses.
good reason, should refuse to go Individual houses will, effective
along 'with the students, faculty, immediately, be able to decide
and the Board of Governors in, which times women are allowed
regard to women's hours and visit- in rooms and communal areas.
ation policies, this would seem to This is a considerable liberali-
me to be sufficient reason for a zation of existing University regu-
faculty-student strike." lations, which state, "A woman
Council also tabled a resolution shall be allowed in communal
expressing its disinterest in choos- areas of any fraternity in ac-
ing a new vice-president for Stu- cordance with her hours. Periods
dent Affairs when the time comes. when women are allowed in non-
The motion also sought to express communal areas shall be restrict-
a desire to make continuance in ed to Friday and Saturday nights
office for the vice-president con- from 5 p.m. until women's closing
tingent upon the continuing ap- hours and Sunday from 1 p.m.
proval of the student body. This to closing."
would be expressed by a definite Last year the rules were chang-
mechanism such as an annual ed to allow women into houses on
referendum. . weekdays from 5 to 12 p.m.
Five procedures for the upcom- Also during the past year, Stu-
ing constitutional convention were dent Government Council abolish-
also approved. These include pro- ed the last remaining women's
visions for open meetings and con- hours-those of Freshmen-and
stituent participation. Under the this week the Residence Halls
procedures, constitutional amend- Board of . Governors decided to
ments must be passed by two allow dormitory house councils to
thirds of the convention. The con- make their own regulations for
vention may also determine how visitation hours.
the amendments will appear on The Regents will hold a public
the ballot. SGC may further divide meeting on these questions Jan-
but not consolidate the amend- uary 18.
ments on the ballot. Campus Movement
Scott Spear, president of Zeta
* Beta Tau fraternity' said, "There
has been a movement on campus
to get rid of hours. IFC could not
ignore it any longer."
Spear believes the Inter-Frater-.
nity Council would stick with its
decision even if there is Regental
to withdraw the letter "should be In other action, the FPA almost
the same as those which preceded completely removed IFC's power
the issuance of the letter of intent. to levy fines on fraternity houses,
"It should include, as a mini- The $50 fine for the house stew-
mum, an evaluation by the ten- ard missing a Fraternity Buyers
ured faculty of his department of Association meeting and the $10
Dr. Lee's activities subsequent to fine for absence from FPA meet-
the issuance of the letter," the ings were removed.
committee statement said. "The actions taken will make
Hamilton resigned the next day IFC more of a service organization
and left almost immediately for a and will give individual houses
vacation in Tahiti and Fiji. more autonomy," Spear said.
Call for Responsibility Some presidents at the meeting
In a Dec. 23 press conference feared that the changes would
Hamilton said, "I think the com- weaken some houses. Spear said,
mittee report on Dr. Oliver Lee is "This may be something we must
fundamentally wrong." He added, accept. Perhaps this will convince
"I have spent a great deal of ener- us to make the system more com-
gy protecting academic freedom petitive."
and academic due process. I re-
gret none of it. But it is time for
someone to stand up for academic Non-violence
responsibility, and I do so now."
Hamilton, who was First Pro-T
at Michigan StateUniversity raining Se
in the late 1950's, a position equiv-
alent to the University's vice- Tomorrow two noted anti-war
president for academic affairs, workers, Gary Rader and Rich-
was known as a liberal who was ard Boardman, will conduct the
close to the faculty. Prof. Milton first session of a training course
Rokeach of the, psychology de- in, non-violence at Guild House.
partment at MSU commented, "He Raider is a former Green Beret
doesn't sound like the Hamilton who now devotes himself to peace
( a .'n lrn "

Accident Sets Off Heating Plant Blaze

The second fire on campus in A team from the fire depart-
three days threatened the Univer- ment met with Russell W. Down-
sity Heating Plant yesterday af- ing, University fire marshal, Wed-
ternoon. The first fire, which nesday to inspect damage from
Tuesday caused minor damage at ! a fire in the linen closet at Allen-
Allen Rumsey House in West Rumsey house in West Quad.
Quadrangle is currently under in- There were signs that the fire,X
vestigation for possible arson which required two trips by the
charges. fire department was "deliberately
The heating plant blaze began set," according to assistant Chief
when a welder's torch ignited the Fred Schmidt.
tar liner of the building's coal Attempts at extinguishing it
hopper. The fire was soon out of were hampered by a group of
control and nine units of the Ann unidentified stu'dents who threw
Arbor fire department were called snowballs and ice at the fire
to the scene. fighting equipment.
East Huron was closed to traffic Downing said that he had seen
sand cars wered iverted down Glen no evidence tn indiiete arsnn The

;isan Alliance (SPA), an anti-war
group to which Lee was faculty
advisor, issued a statement urging
sabotage of the military from
within. Rather than resist the
draft, it said, opponents of the war
should accept military conscription
and engage in acts of sabotage,
like blowing up military installa-
tions and "eliminating officers and
noncoms in combat."
Lee's position as advisor did not
make him responsible for the!
statement, but the group had ask-
ed him about the legality of it.-Lee
told the group that there was some
danger but that they were p'ob-
ably "legally in the clear."
The protest from both sides died
down over the summer, but with
the beginning of the fall term the
question of Lee's tenure flared up
again. The regents of the univer-
sity decided to refer the c se back
to the faculty senate Committee on
a,",<r ton-- , slTn ztu zzh rta -


we knew., work.
Students Support Hamilton Much of the training will focus
The student senate took a strong on nonviolent tactics as popular-
stand supporting Hamilton and ized by Ghandi, according to Dr.
backing - the withdrawal of the Richard Post, who helped organ-
letter of intent. The student paper, ize the course. Such topics as the
Ka Leo O Hawaii; explained that effective operation of large num-
they took this stand in the belief bers of demonstrators, the use of
that Hamilton will return only if nonviolent tactics to overcome ag-
he feels he has strong student gressors, and judging when and
support. where to sit. lie down, or walk


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