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Warm again with
a chance of showers.

Vol. LXXVIII, No. 149

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thursday, March 28, 1968

Seven Cents

Ten Pages

HEW's Cohen To Speak
At Honors Convocation

Dual Mace Study

Denied by


By STUART GANNES whose resignation took affect
Wilbur J. Cohen, nominated by March 1, quit his post because the
President Johnson for the posi- war in Vietnam was drawing
tion of Secretary of Health, Edu- away funds he felt were necessary
cation, and Welfare, will deliver for needed domestic programs.
the major address at the Honors Bruce Levine, '71, administra-
Convocation tomorrow. tive vice-president for SGC and
Cohen is a professor of public a member of Voice, said, "Cohen
welfare education in the Univer- ! is employed in the capacity of
sity's social work school, on leave stimulating health, education, and
since 1966. welfare within the same Adminis-
At the request of Michael Koen- tration whose war policy is bleed-
eke, Student Government Coun- j ing those causes. Cohen's prede-
cil president, Cohen has agreed cessor understood that. Cohen,
to participate in an open-ended however, evidently doesn't care."
forum with students in Rackham' "We want to make it clear to
Auditorium at 2:15 p.m. Friday. the campus that Cohen's chief
If approved by the Senate, Co- purpose has nothing to do with
hen will succeed John W. Gard- health, education, and welfare,
ner as head of HEW. Gardner, but is more along the lines of
Hart Takes No Side

Philip A. Hart (D-Mich) says
he will take .no sides in the
struggle between P r e s i d e n t
Johnson and Senators Eugene
J. McCarthy (D-Minn), and
Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) for
the Democratic presidential
Until recently, Hart, although
having reservations about the
administration's Vietnam poli-
cies, said he would stick by
Johnson because he felt the
nomination of any other Demo-
crat would insure a Republican
victory in November.
Hart says now that the par-
ty's best hopes for unity lie
with an "open convention in
which everyone is free to ex-
press any view."
Hart, whose term runs
through 1970, will be a Mich-
igan delegate to the 1968 Lem-
ocratic National Convention in
Chicago. He would not say how
he will vote..
"What would be the point of
declaring neutrality if I said in
advance how I'll vote?" he said.
Other members of Hart's

family are not neutral. His wife,
Jane, has been an outspoken
champion of McCarthy. Their
20-year-old daughter, Ann, is
campaigning for the Minnesota
senator in Wisconsin.
Hart's switch to neutrality
could be a blow to Johnson's
chances of capturing the ma-
jority of Michigan's 96 dele-
gate votes.
Hart said he would not urge
any position on the Michigan
delegates, but his position will
leave the field more accessible
to backers of both McCarthy
and Kennedy.
Hart said an open convention
is of great importance to the
Democratic party because it
cannot afford to alienate the
young who, he said, have al-
ways been the party's greatest
"The worst mistake we could
make is to let young people
think they have been muzzled
and leashed by the party pros,"
he said, "but they will stay with
us if they are given every prop-
er opportunity to influence
events and policy."

t public relations. He's the welfare
figleaf on the warfare state." said
Levine. "This is what we'll try
to bring out at the forum."
At the forum, Cohen will nal:ej
an introductory statement which
will be followed by open questions
from members of the audience.
Voice Political Party has indi-
cated that it will protest Cohen's
visit, either by a picket or by
staging a skit similar to the one
given at President Fleming's tea
earlier this month.
Cohen worked for the Social
Security Administration from 1936
to 1956, returning to government
in 1961 as an assistant secretaryI
at HEW. He became undersecre-
tary in 1964.
Social Security
Cohen was one of the men who
helped create the Social Security
System under President Franklin
D. Roosevelt back in the 1930's.,
Along with Dean William HaberI
of the literary college, he helpedI
write the original Social Security
He was also one of the princi-
pal architects of the recently cre-
ated medicare program.
Cohen was Gardner's right-
hand man and workhorse. He was
assigned to nearly every high
level and controversial task that
confronted the department.
Not Developed
None of the health, education
and welfare programs that Gard-
ner and Cohen believe in have de-a
veloped as much as they hads
hoped. And cost pressures fromt
the Vietnam war may curtailt
them still more.
But whatever frustrations mayt
lie ahead for Cohen, he shoulds
make the transition from tdp de-a
partment lieutenant to the chief'st
chair as easily as it ever ha3 beeno
His hobbies are few. But when!
he is sometimes able to get ab
break in a long work day, he likesj
to walk across the Capitol Mallt
to a restaurant where he can getc
his favorite lunch - matzoh balls
soup and a corned beef sandwichd
on rye.C

-Daluy-Richard Lee
Lines just seem to keep cropping up everywhere on campus. Not only at registration and the coun-
seling offices and the Mug and quad dining rooms, but even when it's spring and the ice cream man
is back in front of the Administration Building. One consolation-the waiting is much more pleasant.
Students Aim for Recognition,
Riespect from Admtinistrationt

tions Commission staff's con-
fidential investigation." That
investigation has been discon-
The commission's policy state-
ment resulted from a secret ses-
sion Tuesday night, and was made
public yesterday.
In order to dispel "doubts
within the community both as to
the confidentiality and impartial-
ity of an (HRC) investigation,"
the resolution states. commis-
sioners have ordered HRC Assist-
ant Director Robert Hunter to
ask the state Civil Rights Com-
mission to examine the case.

Requests State Civil Rights
Commission Investigationi
The Human Relatons Commission (HRC) denied yester-
day it had joined the police department in a joint investiga-
tion of the recent Mace incident.
HRC also said it will request the state Civil Rights Com-
mission to make "an immediate investigation" of the casp.
Recent accounts in The Daily and the Ann Arbor News
reported the commission was launching a "joint investiga-
tion" of the incident with the police.
"The Human Relations Commission and its staff denies
any involvement in a joint Human Relations Commission
staff-police department investigation," an official HRC
resolution states.
"The reporting of this erroneous statement has seriously
uniermined the Human Rela- - -

College Press News Analysis
WASHINGTON - The students
at Howard University did what
student radicals around the coun-
try have been suggesting for years:
they took over their school.
Yet the five-day occupation of
the administration by Howard
students had none of the rancor
and demagoguery that often at-;
tend student protests. In fact, the
occupation was almost painfully
Committees of students went
busily about their appointed tasks,
which included guarding the doors
to buildings; keeping order in its
crowded hallways, obtaining and
serving food (some of which was
donated by local restaurants) and
delivering message.
In general, most of the regi-
mentation made sense. When a
large group of students - the
number in and around the admin-
stration building frequently rose
to more than 1,000 - is thrown
on its own resources, organizationI
is obviously an acute need.
Yet if the orderly nature of
the occupation kept the situation
well in hand, it also gave expres-
sion to the motives of the students
in taking this method to showj
their dissatisfaction. They were
not out to "bring Howard to a
grinding halt." nor even to turn
it into a center of Black Power.

that if it can only increase the ; few faculty members who took

percentage of white students atI
the school it will gain a new pre-
eminence, not as the "Harvard'
of Negro America," but as one
of the country's outstanding pri-
vate universities.
But this notion is not only a
dream, it is a bitter insult to the
students at Howard. Many of them
are first-rate students who chose
Howard, quite simply, because:
they didn't want to put up with
white prejudices.
A young history professor, who is
also white - as are most of the

a public stand in support of the
students - described what he be-

lieved to be the basic problems at Unnecessary
Howard. The secret meeting and resolu-
"These students." a professor tion came in the wake of charges
describing the basic problems of by the National Association for
Howard said, "do not feel, and the Advancement of Colored Peo-
rightly so, that the administration ple, the Congress of Racial Equal-
considers them to be responsible ity and other groups that police
.people who can offer ideas on how unnecessarily used Mace in a
Howard should be run." fight which followed a car acci-
He said they also believe the dent March 17.

administration has tried to de-
See HOWARD, Page 2

Vehement public opposition and
chemical analyses indicating Mace
may cause permanent bodily harm
have forced the police depart-

SStudents Call for Revampig
Of Education School Programs


4, ) ment to suspend use of the spray
U' Seeks Student Emploves pendingafl invetgain by
City Council.
The council, which has sub-
To Refund ae Deduction itted a can of Mace to the
pharmacology department of the
The Office of Academic Affairs versity also stands to gain from pected to report itsfindings early
is looking for a group of Uni- filing for refunds. next week.
versity students who have had For deductions made beforeB
Social Security taxes deducted 1964, the time limit for filing Blown Up
from their pay from the Uni- claims has expired. However, for Chief 'of Police Walter E.
versity. They, and the University, the years including and after 1964, Krasny, who feels the case "has
are eligible for refunds. claims may still be filed, been blown up way out of pro-

No Decision
On Voter
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
adjourned yesterday w i t h o u t
reaching any decision on the suit
filed by students last week chal-
lenging the Michigan state elec-
tion laws.
The Ann Arbor city clerk refused
to register eight University stu-
dents as voters for the April 1
election on the basis of their ap-
plications filed after the March 1
Judge James Breaky, Jr. ad-
journed the session, saying, "Be-
cause of the March 1 statutory-
set final date for registration, we
can't repair any difficulties by an
order we might render today per-
taining to the April 1 election."
No Prejudice
He added, "The order to show
cause (why the students weren't
registered) can stand as dismissed
without prejudice."
The suit centers around the
"'constitutionalitysand applica-
bility of the 'gained or lost' pro-
vision" of state election laws. The
provision prevents electors from
gaining or losing a residence while
a student.
The plaintiffs contend this sec-
tion of the election law is in con-
flict with the Michigan state con-
Waive April Vote
The attorney for the students,
Arthur E. Carpenter, said his
clients were willing to waive their
voting opportunities in the April
1 elections in order to let the
court consider the central issues
of the case in greater depth.
Breakey said in hearings ear-
lier his court "does not have the
authority to change existing law"
in this case.
He said it would be up to the
state Supreme Court to decide
any questions concerning the con-
stitutionality of the present cri-
teria for determining residency
necessary for voter registration.


Members of the newly-f
Students for Educational In
tion (SEI) last night comp
series of proposals for chan
the education school.
The proposals will be pre
to the education school facu
their April 9 meeting.
An explanatory newslette
a petition asking for suppoi
be circulated among edu
students next week.
Many of the proposals
based on the results of a
taken by SEI to determine
dent opinion about edu
school practices and conditi
The proposals concern st
teaching, counseling for e
tion students, and the edu
school curriculum and fac
The group proposed that
dent teaching should be ch
from a basically observator3
gram to one allowing greate
dent participation in the
room. They also advocated
ten evaluations by the
teacher rather than the p
system of numerically gi
R FC Chooses
Leading Gr
Charles Feuer. '68E, was
Outstanding Greek of the
last night by an Inter-Frat
Council committee.
Feuer, who plans a care
electrical engineering, is a
president of Phi Sigma Delt
an activities scholarship
ient. He has served IFC as
man of the Pledge Study
mittee and as a member
Rush Committee.
Feuer lists among his ct
activities the directorship of
Show, membership on Hom
ing Central Committee, an

the student teachers performance. nominate student members for
ormed A further proposal was for faculty committees.
nova- methods courses now taught to "We are going to advocate a
iled a be taken in conjunction with the total program for change," said
ges in student teaching experience. It Bennet. "We will be analyzing the
was felt that such courses are whole gamut of education school
sented useless unless they are relevant programs."
alty at to the student's specific exper- The group will continue to meet
ience. this summer to work out specific:
1s and Compiling of information on programs for the more general
rt will teaching requirements in a va- proposals.
cation riety of states was proposed as a "During the summer we will be
change in the counseling proce- refining the proposals to bring
were dure. The group advocated the them closer to implementation.
survey creation of a system for people Many of these things are complex
e stu- in LSA to obtain information on issues and it is going to take a
cation teaching. lot of work," Miss Roe said. i
ons. In analyzing the curriculum. -- -
tudent the group advocated more work-
educa- experience seminar programs. In
cation addition they felt that a pre-
ilities. student teaching course should be
t stu- required. s-
Y pro- brary in University High SchoolR eu
r stu- and add a student-faculty lounge
class- will also be submitted. An ulti-
writ- mate goal of the group is the
critic construction of a new education
resent school building. f.:t;v ....h:
raing "We hope that the School of
Education faculty will take these
proposals in a positive way so '{e.
can work throughdsome construe-
tk ive changes," said Stan Bennett>
Grad, chairman of the meeting.
ek "The striking thing is that
these proposals received unani-
named mous agreement," said Maurice
Year Roe, '68Ed, member- of the group.
ernity "However they are not binding
statements. The whole idea of.
eer in these proposals is to stimulate
past participation among education
a and school students."
recip- The survey taken earlier by
chair- SEI recommended that seminars
Com- should be provided in conjunction
of the.with student teaching, education
school courses should be avail-
ampus able on the sophomore level, andI
Soph indicated an interest in having
ecom- students design their own pro-
d last grams.
,'mnat -: ._

The Social Security law pro-
vides that services performed for'
the University by a student en-
rolled in and regularly attending
classes at the University are not
considered as "employment" ub-
ject to Social Security taxes.

Currently the University is tak- portion," said a separate investi
ing steps to identify and submit gatibn by state authorities "will
claims for earnings deducted from not create any conflicts with me.
the wages of student employes for But if the Human Relations Coi-
the years 1965, '66, and '67. If mission has any charges, they
the University is successful in its haven't presented these charges to
claim, these funds will be re- me.

tnrnnri to thc+ ctnriantc insrnlVAA

operations.turn '"" t o ie u"iL Uvi'"-
What most protesting stu- Most student emploves do not However, for 1964 the Univer- I
dents seemed to be looking for normally have Social Security- sity is unable to identify indi-
was an admission by the adminis- taxes deducted from their earn- viduals who are eligible for re-
tration that they are human be- ings. However, a certain group of funds. Individuals who consider,
ings, and that their ideas should student appointees, primarily themselves eligible for 1964 So-
at least be heard in higher coun- those with the title of "research cial Security tax refunds should
cils of the university . assistant," have had deductions , submit their names in writing to
It's clear enough that the made and are thus eligible for the Office of Academic Affairs by
students haven't gotten such an refunds. Monday. The University will then
admission from the administration Since employers must contrib- apply for the refund to the So-
in the past. The administration ute as much to Social Security cial Security Administration for
I has continued on with the notion funds as their employes, the Uni- both the student and the school.


"So, I don't know what they're
going to say to the Civil Rights
Commission." Krasny said.
Since the Mace incident the
police department has conducted
its own inquiry, according to
Krasny. "We always make a sepa-
rate investigation of each case,"
he said.
But Krasny indicated the police
will not disclose its findings until
the prosecution of four men in-
volved in the fight begins.

ning to

Academia and


Harlan Hatcher finds golfing in New
Delhi intriguing. "The grounds are in the
English style-wilder, not as carefully
groomed as the American-and behind
five or six of the greens you can see
temples in the distance. You could stop
and offer prayers for your game."
Since Hatcher stepped down as president
of the University last January, he has had
time for renewing old interests, not merely
golf, but lecturing and writing, the "joys
of scholarship," as he describes them.
"When I was University president," he
says, "I had no time to be an author and
teacher. And the only writing I did was
on forms and memos."
Hatcher's first major project as acade-
mic author will be to update his history
of the Great Lakes written in 1944. The
book will be a new volume, rather than
a revision of the old one, and will include
discussions of "the growth of cities, pol-
lution, expanding population and tran-
sportation-all the new pressures on the
area that have outrun our capacity to

Hatcher feels the corporation, which in-
cludes representatives of local government
and business in all the Great Lakes states,
will have a substantial contributionto
make toward avoiding errors in planning,
pollution and other evils connnected with
such concentrated development.
"Right now we are just in the study
stage," Hatcher says, "But we have had
conferences with representatives of Fed-
eral government units concerned with de-
velopment and planning. The Department
of Housing and Urban Development has
shown especial interest in our study. The
chances are strong that it will become
significant on the national level." .
Lecturing is another scholarly pursuit
Hatcher plans to engage in this fall. He
will make a nationwide 'lecture tour, speak-
ing on a variety of topics, including higher
education problems as well as natural
history and development of the Great
His specific itinerary and' topics have
not yet been established. He says they
w.ill irnhirla 1'vinainn-, nn the' theme of

travel. He recently returned from a world
tour he took with a number of Detroit
alumnae of the University. In addition to
golfing in New Delhi, he had experiences
of a more somber variety.
During a jet hop east from Bangkok,
the group flew over Vietnam. "It was un-
settling flying over that tortured area,"
Hatcher remembered, "knowing of the
destruction there, yet being safe and serene
six miles above."
Asked his views on student power, Hat-
cher said he "didni't agree with the concept
of proportional representation of students
on a University-wide governing body. "You
can't run an institution in this kind of
framework," he said.
"Students of course have an important
role in policy-making," he stressed. "Feed-
back is the key, though I have no recipe
for getting it. I think we need more ex-
perience with the kinds of things now
being tried, such as incorporation of stu-
dents on policy-making committees to plan
LSA curriculum."
Hatcher said it was "unfortunate" that


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