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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom


'The South End:'

A Battleground at Wayne State

Special to The Daily
DETROIT-At Wayne State University, the
students who run the newspaper, The Daily-
Collegian, decided to change their publications
Their campus is sandwiched in the heart of
Detroit, so the editors of the newspaper looked
to the campus' immediate north, where stood
the General Motors Bldg., to them the symbol
of America's economic values. Then they
turned to the south, and viewed oneof De-
troit's worst ghettos, where two of this cen-
tury's worst racial riots have taken place.
To which, they asked should today's college
students orient themselves? To the north, or
to the south? '
And theSouth End was born in blissful
peace. That state of things did not last long.
Theconflict that ensued revolves around the
newborn South End and its battle with Dean
of Students Duncan Sells, former Director of
Student Organizations in Ann Arbor, and now
Wayne's structural counterpart to Dr. Richard
Cutler. The offspring of the conflict is a rival
publication, The Phoenix, which contributes to the
varying reaction of Wayne's student commuters,
leaning to one side or the other or, more often,
to both sides at the same time.

The antagonists in the situation are Art John-
ston, the bearded, motorcycle-Jacketed editor of
The South End, and Sells, a button-down admin-
istrator who fell into disfavor in Ann Arbor wheel
he publicly opposed Vice-President Cutler's
August, 1966, decision to forward names of the
members of leftist campus organizations to the
House Committee of Un-American Activities.
Left in the wake of the Sells-Johnston battle-
which the Dean of Student insists is not a battle
at all, but the thought of which fills Johnston's
eyes with flames-is The Phoenix, the paper "born
from the ashes" of the old Daily Collegian.
The immediate conflict began in November,
when Sells cut back the South Ends' production,
but it is the result of a complex history.
For a considerable period of years at Wayne,
reaching back to when the school was called the
Colleges of the City of Detroit, Wayne was under
supervision of the Detroit Board of Education.
The school grew up like that, as a municipally-
owned operation, experiencing its biggest growing
pains during the depression of the '30's, when
Detroit's college-bound youths could not afford
to leave the city for an education.
In 1954, after suffering through years of in-
adequate funding, what had become Wayne Uni-
versity in 1934 added a new middle name con-

current with its inclusion in the state higher ed-
ucation system. It also acquired government by a
popularly-elected Board of Governors, structured
exactly like the University's Board of Regents.
Throughout WSU's years of growth, which have
culminated in the school's status as one of the
nation's 20 largest universities, the student body,
oriented more toward life in their homes through-
out the city and suburbs than toward life on the
non-residental campus-was served by The Daily
Like most college papers, and particularly
those on commuter campuses where students
would never read a paper that isn't distributed
free, The Daily Collegian was a simple compendium
of facts and dates concerning events on campus.
It faithfully-and in a manner dreadfully boring-
ran advances and covers on WSU events, serving
the function of a newspaper only in the meanest
of fashions. But, last spring, things started to
When the time came for Wayne's Student-Fac-
ulty Council (SFC) to choose The Daily Collegian's
next editor, Art Johnston came on the scene. A
former high-school dropout who considers the
major forces in his life Marx and Freud, Johnston
is a brilliant individualist who had written a

sporadic column for The Daily Collegian, but had
cut off his output because of a dislike of the
vehicle in which it was carried.
After a fight for the editorship that involved
a former news editor of the paper, Johnston-
who had never been a full-time staff member-
came out on top. This victory came despite the
wishes of The Daily Collegian's staff.
"At first, the staff was almost unanimously
opposed to Art's appointment," says Alan Fisk,
who is now Johnston's managing editor. "First, we
didn't want SFC choosing the editor, we wanted
to do that ourselves; secondly, we thought the
editor should come from the staff."
But, after a few weeks of adjustment, Fisk and
the rest of the staff began to work fairly well with
Johnston, so well that one month after The South
End's September debut, David Peterson, executive
director of the 300-member United States Student
Press Association, called it "one of the four best
college publications in the country."
One thing must be comprehended in under-
standing The South End as an institution: it is
unlike any other journalistic medium extant.
More a daily magazine than a newspaper, it is
a well-assembled collection of exciting-and ex-
citeable-copy, and of attractive graphics.

f -Dave Lindquist
The South End's Art Johnston
Stu ts Learn

Student O
Help Solv
Students having problems or
complaints concerning academic
affairs can now seek aid from
student "ombudsmen." The om-
budsman bureau, staffed by stu-
dent members of the Literary
College Student Steering Commit-
tee, will open for business Tues-
day, Jan. 16, in Assistant Dean
James Shaw's office, 1220 Angell
"The ombudsmen will take com-
plaints and direct students to the
proper channels for handling their
problem," said Diane Saltz, '69,
Steering Committee chairman.
The student ombudsmen, and,
in fact, the student Steering Com-
mittee itself, represents a new ve-
hicle for airing academic problems
and finding their solutions and for
effecting changes in the system.
The ombudsmen idea grew out

mbudsmen To Direct,
e Academic Problems

of a review by the Administrative
Board of the Literary College, and
the Steering Committee of exist-
ing channels for complaint and
change. The study followed from
a recommendation contained in a
report which was presented to
the Presidential Commission on
Student Decision-Making on No-
vember 13, 1967.
The report, entitled "Student
Involvement in Academic Affairs,"
states that students should be
aware of the "proper channels"
through which they can voice
grievances and advance sugges-
tions about academic affairs in
their schools and departments. It
also suggests that schools and
departments establish ombudsmen
to handle questions and griev-
The latter recommendation has
been rejected by the Administra-

Anyone looking in on the at-
tack would hardly have known
they were watching a training ses-
sion in non-violence. But the
"role-playing" practice, in which
4 people playing belligerent hecklers
'plowed' into others playing dem-
onstrators, effectively demon-
strated the techniques of non-
These techniques did not turn
out to be the main theme of yes-
terday's session-the first of three
sessions being held weekly at
POWell May
Run Againll
Next Fall,
Clayton Powell said yesterday
that he may run for Congress
again in November.
Powell, barred from taking his
seat in Congress last year after
he was accused of mishandling
funds, said "It depends on the
decision of the Supreme Court."
While on a short California col-
lege speaking tour, Powell told a
news conference that Negro civil
rights leader Martin Luther King
told him he considers Powell the
only hope of Negroes in the Unit-
ed States."
Powell said he would return to
Bimini today and then come back
for speeches at universities in
Florida, Tennessee, North Caro-
lina, and Massachusetts.
Until Powell was censured last
year he had been elected twelve
successive times by his Harlem

Guild House - every Saturday
The dominant lesson was that
these tactics alone are insuffi-
cient; that living the ideals im-
plied by non-violence is the most
significant portion of peace .work.
Gary Rader, a former Green Beret
and now a Chicago peace worker,
called it "living the kind of world
you want to make."
Rader's description of the Chi-
cago Area Draft Resisters (CAD-
RE), a Chicago peace group, so
intrigued the group that they de-
cided to pursue the idea in an
evening session.
Rader said CADRE's kind of liv-
ing puts strong emphasis on "do-
ing your own thing."
He considers writing a poem or
doing dishes for the group just as
productive of a new, non-violent
society as picketing against the
All property is shared in CAD-
RE, and living is simple. Rader
said in their peace work there are
no orders given, no power rela-
tionships, only supportive ones.
Rader said relationships with
fellow peace workers, public of-
ficials and hecklers are governed
by an awareness of their common
humanity. From this attitude,
non-violence follows naturally, he
said. Thus they try not merely to
end war, but to end the sources
of war.
After the keynote speech by Ra-
der, participants debated the prac-
tical pro's and con's of various
techniques of non-violence, and
tested them out in 'role-playing.'
Local radical and peace groups
were evaluated and criticized.
"The session gave me the idea
that there is something in the
movement besides just marching,
that people live the things they
say when they demonstrate," com-
mented Luis Argueta, '69E.

tive Board. "The Board felt that
the necessary vehicles for com-
plaint and change already exist,"
explained Dean Shaw.
The Board is now interested in
implementing the report on stu-
dent involvement by making stu-
dents aware of the proper griev-
ance channels.
To this end, the Board has out-
lined a network for directing com-
plaints and precipitating changes
in the area of academic affairs.
Two vehicles, one old and one
recent, have been emphasized by
the Board-academic counsellors,
and department student commit-
According to Dean Shaw, the.
University is "unique among area
schools," and has served as a
"model for other large universi-
ties," in that all counsellors are
members of the faculty, having
direct access to department chair-
men, and in the fact that con-
siderable authority is vested in the
counsellors by the University.
These facts make the counselling
system an important vehicle for
complaint and change.
For the past year, the Steering
Committee has been involved in
setting up departmental level com-
mittees, composed of students con-
centrating in the particular de-
partments. The committees serve
as advisory groups to their de-
partments on such matters as
course offerings and requirements,
and make recommendations for

'U' Troubleshooters
Aid State Industry

-Daily-Jim Forsyth
MICHIGAN FORWARD DENNIS. STEWART sinks aplay-up in yesterday's 86-81 loss to Michigan
State, as teammates Rick Bloodworth, Ken Maxeyt (44) and Rudy Tomjanovich (45) Rrepare fox
a rebound. Defending for the S$artans ate Hey wood Edwards (33) aid John Bailey (12)..
Spartans 'Top *Cagtqers, 86'81'

The Engineering School's newest
agency for "providing industry
with technological assistance" is
the Industrial Sciences Group
(ISG), billed to dispense "program
guidance, problem solving and ed-
ucational services tailored to the
needs of individual companies or
whole industries."
In the year since ISG was con-
ceived by Profs. Irving Rozian
and Thomas Butler, both of the
electrical engineering department,
it has been developed to put Mich-
igan industry in contact with the
research and trouble-shooting fa-
cilities in the University's engin-
eering school.
Rozian termed ISG, "a client-
oriented management center for
interdisciplinary problems," and
explained that its initialpurpose
was to bridge a "'communications
gap' between state industries and
the research capacity of the Uni-
ISG's "quick-response" service
offers help to companies with crit-
ical problems they cannot solve
through rapid application of the

University's technical knowledge
and laboratory facilities.
In this capacity, ISG once help-
ed repair a breakdown which had
halted production of GM's new
steerig units at a Michigan plant.
It was later estimated that a delay

Speed Classif'ication
For Upperclassmen
By HENRY GRIX mores will invade the counselir
If all goes well, the process of office to make appointments.:
procuring preclassification ap- The new junior-senior progra
pontments should be a breeze for was inspired by the successi
upperclassmen this semester. freshman-sophomore program it
A new program has been de- itiated last semester. This pr
signed to eliminate the huge lines gram assigns each counselor
which often trail outside the specific day on which studen
junior - senior counseling office may make appointments with hi:
around preclassification time. The However in the upperclassm
program staggers the days during program students are group
which over 5,000 juniors, seniors according to their field of co
graduating in August or Decem- centration rather than by the
ber, and second semester sopho- counselor and assigned speci:


Because the etiquette of sports
doesn't permit too many cryptic
remarks, Michigan State coach
John Benington didn't thank
Michigan's basketball team for the
86-81 victory here yesterday.
But he did venture a sigh of
relief and a passing jibe:.
"Well, I'm not responsible for
Michigan's mistakes." -
He was trying helplessly not to
be too sarcastic, because the Wol-
verines made only a few more
mistakes than his woeful Spartans
in a game weighed down by er-
"It was a tough one for Dave
Strack to lose because we haven't
been doing well at all and his
team's been coming so close,"
Benington chirped.
"We seem to put a lot of things
together but not enough to win,"
choked Strack, whose cagers went
down to their second consecutive
Big Ten loss and a 4-7 overall rec-
Down, down, down . . . with
players shocked still in destruction
like so many pillars of salt and
with a coach colored over with
blandness wishing and yet not
wishing for the hurt inside to sub-
side into the deadness of defeat
... and with a scream robbed of
its echo.
Michigan lost because it just
couldn't convince itself it could
It was a familiar story to Wol-
verine fans. A similar pattern in
many games last season led to a
2-12 conference record and a last-
place finish. But last year Michi-
gan was at least able to defeat
MSU, by a score of 81-59.
58 Shots
Michigan shot only 58 times.
"We should be getting 70 to 75
shots a game. I guess we didn't
get many second shots," said
Strack, sadly shaking his head.
Michigan State shot 73 times.
With exactly 10 minutes left

Janovich passes to Pitts. Pitts The referee whistles.
misses-by five feet--a jump shot. The game stops.
The game continues. John Bailey tosses in a yippi',ig
Michigan steals the ball and dog-shot to begin a four-point
Dennis Stewart drops in a lay-up play. Maxey fouls Bailey. The ref-
to give the Wolverines their last eree whistles. Bailey sinks one.
lead 61-59. Pitts fouls Lafayette. The referee
The game continues, whistles. Lafayette sinks one.
Tomjanovich and Rick Blood- MSU leads 71-66.
worth, who replaced Bob Sullivan, With exactly one minute left,
(hobbled with a sprained ankle) Michigan works to within four,
turn their backs on a Maxey pass. 82-78.
The game continues. Tnso rs
T ae tnOff.Michigan turns on the press,
Take it Off . which has worked effectively in
Strack takes off his maize sport spots all afternoon. The Green
jacket. and White stumble and bumble
Michigan State, after stalling for and then flick a lopper to Heywood
62 seconds, becomes overly con- Edwards, who socked in 18 points
scious of the ball and loses it to in just over 12 minutes of action
Michigan. Pitts drives in for a and who stands all alone under
lay-up. The score is 65-64. Mich- the basket. Edwards socks it in.
igan State. The referee whistles. "Edwards doesn't like to be put
Lee Lafayette, who led the Spar- dw,,epandBnntn H'
tans ithr 21points, goes to the a senior but he's been playing bad
free throw line.
The game continues. See DEFEAT, page 8
Winter Weekend Staff Sets
'Wld, Wild West ' Theme

'U' Area Centers Conduct Research

This spring Peter McDonough,
Grad, will go to Comilla, East
Pakistan to study the local gov-
ernment there. A Fulbright fel-
lowship and the Center for South
and Southeast Asian Studies, one
of five area centers which facil-
itate international research at the
University have made his work
After spending two years in
Pakistan for the Peace Corps and
then deciding to seek his grad-
uate degree, McDonough came to

China, South and South East Asia,
the Near East and North Africa,
and Russia and Eastern Europe.
According to George W. Grass-
muck, Assistant Vice-President for
International Studies, each center
is among the best of its kind.
He points specifically to the
Chinese center which was one of
four centers in the country to re-
ceive a special $900,000 Ford
Foundation grant to study China
recently. The Japanese center is
the oldest area center here, having
been in existence for 20 years.

through the centers. An under-
graduate at the University can
now specialize with one of the
area centers while taking his
major in a standard concentration
Area centers at the University
originated in 1947 with the forma-
tion of the Center for Japanese
Studies. The center was initially
funded by a five-year Carnegie
Foundation grant.
Prof. Richard K. Beardsley, of
the anthropology department and
a member of the Japanese center

days on which to make appoint-
ments according to their program.
Group I consists of those stu-
dents who arrange their schedule
through their departments in the
departmental offices.
Group II consists of majors in
the departments of economics,
mathematics, music, psychology,
sociology and pre-social work.
Students majoring in the Eng-
lish, history, political science, an-
thropology, andsocial studies de-
partments are placed in Group III.
Majors in American culture,
biology, botany, communication
science, geology and mineralogy,
German, journalism, philosophy,
speech, Romance languages and
literatures, and students in pre-
dental, pre-legal, pre-medical, and
pre-professional programs are in
Group IV.
Seniors graduating in August

Plans for this year's Winter
Weekend, Feb. 23 - 24, a r e
riding high with activities to cen-
ter around the "Wild Wild West."
Pistol-carrying committee chair-
men dressed in cowboy and Ind-
ian outfits greeted a crowd of vol-
unteers at a recent mass meeting
in the Union ballroom.
Close to 200 interested students
watched as' the chairmen of the
various committees, such as pub-
licity, tickets, graphics and enter-
tainment, presented skits in the
hope of recruiting volunteers.
Encouraged by the good turn
out, publicity chairman Ken
Kraus, '69, predicted, "Winter
Weekend '68 will be the wildest,
most exciting weekend that's ever
h. 4.hzce nawrn11sif the ro~wd ~we

with human "checkers" dressed
as cowboys and Indians.
Friday afternoon will be high-
lighted by a "TG" in the Fish-
bowl, similar to last year's mixer.
Friday night will be Booth
Night with the theme "How the
West was Won." The booths will
be designed, built and operated
by the various housing units on
campus, and will incorporate
"anything from the Old West to
the New West, from cowboys to
hippies, the Klondike to Haight-
Ashbury." This year Booth Night
will be held at Yost Field House.,
A band will add to the festivities.
Games will predominate, on
Saturday afternoon, although the
location for these activities is still
uncertain. Transportation f o r
hayrides will be provided from
both central campus and North


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