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Sunny; no snow


Years of Editorial Freedom

150 AT BURSLEY:r m-I "


Students Hold Teach-In

1 gn Court
Not To HearPer pont



For Hours,

-WT* *dTZ"1" 7

V isitCngitiiht



Over 150 students in Bursley
Hall attended a teach-in last
night in support of the right of;
dormitory residents to make their
own hours and visitation policies.
Theteach-in will continue 11:45
tonight at Smitty's, South Quad.
4omorrow a third demonstration
will be held at Markley.
Freshman women who attended
the teach-in were not penalized
with late minutes because the
Board of Standards, the judiciary
for Bursley's two women's houses,
decided last night not to enforce

late minutes during the teach-in. Milgrom explained that teach-
University housing staff al- ins are "essential because stu-
owed the board's decision to stand. dents must show their concern be-
The Regents will hold an open fore the Regents meeting."
discussion on visitation and wo- Milgrom added that the stu-
men's hours Thursday. Last De- dents' support of the Board of
cember the Board of Governors Governors could have a great posi-
of the Residence Halls approved tive effect on the decision of the
the right ofeach house to decide Regents..
its own hours and visitation
policy. The teach-in began with a fif-
teen minute speech .,by SGC
The teach-in was staged to President Bruce Kahn, '69. Kahn
"show the Regents that the stu- told students that, "power lies in
dents are really concerned with numbers" and if you demand en
thp, lr)i~iC a nl ~l_

Of Students, Faculty
In 1965 Protest




ese poicies, said aui lMil-
grom, '70.

masse your rights, the University
will be unable to prosecute all of
Kahn continued: "In most
quads women are threatened with
expulsion if they violate hours too
many times. This is a lie. The Uni-
versity will not take any action.
At its last meeting the literary
college faculty, threw the case out
and decided' not to consider hours
until the President's report next
"The administration has been
playing games with the students.
What you must realize is that the
students should take the initia-
tive," Kahn said.
Kahn added that although- the
Regents will "almost surely" ap-
prove of the Board's decision; on
women's hours Thursday, it would
be a much greater victory for stu-
dents if they could approve them
by themselves and with their own
governing bodies first.
After his speech Kahn con-
ducted a question and answer ses-
sion with Bursley students. Ques-
tions centered around what stu-
dents could do if they worked "en
masse" as Kahn had suggested.
The idea for the teach-ins came
from existence to SGC member
Anthony Quinn, who after dis-
cussing issues with Bursley stu-
dents decided to take action.
Five days ago, Quinn and Bur-
sley students started to organize
the teach-in.
One of the organizers, Peggy
Daniels, '71, said "After we talk-
ed to Quinn we began to get some
idea of what to do. We knew that
iwe had enough kids with us.we
couldn't be punished. We've been
so successful that the University
will have to take notice of whatI
we've done."
Most students at the teach-in
were in agreement with Kahn.
Jan Buche, '70, said, "The im-
portant point is that a majority
of the residents in women's halls
agree that the houses should de-
cide their own visitation and
hours policy."
SGC members felt that the
question was not whether the
University should eliminate or
modify control of non-academic
affairs but whether or not the
University should place any re-
strictions on non-academic affairs
at all.

The U.S. Supreme Court yes-
f terday denied an appeal to 28
University studentseand faculty
convicted of trespassing during an
anti-war sit-in at local selective
service headquarters in October,
The decision ended a two-year
legal battle.
The protesters were arrested for
violating a state trespassing stat-
ute when they remained after the
announced official closing of draft
board offices. They were con-
victed in Washtenaw County Cir-
cuit Court and sentenced to from
15-20 days in jail and given fines
of $50 each.
Twelve of the protesters with-
drew from the appeal and began
serving their sentences last win-
ter recess.
Defense attorney Ernest Good-
man said he is waiting to hear
from the remaining defendants
before he decides whether to ask
Circuit Court Judge James A.
Breakey for a stay of execution
so that students and instructors
may serve their sentences during
summer vacation.
Goodman said the court de-
cision would probably not affect
the appeals of several of the pro-
testers who are attempting to re-
gain their 2-S draft status after
beining re-classified as a result
of the sit-in. Twelve students were
re-classified 1-A.
The case attracted attention be-
cause the defense invoked a pre-
cedent established in the 1948
Nuremberg trials arguina that in-
dividuals have the right to use
"every means tolerable in an or-
ganized society in seeking to
change the course undertaken in
their name ... by the govern-
The defense also stressed that
sitting-in is a form of speech and
therefore comes under the pro-
tection oft he First Amendment.
The Supreme Court has af-
firmed this in cases involving sim-
ilar circumstances. The court has
ruled that picketing comes under.
protection of the First Amend-
Commenting on the decision
denying the appeal, Goodman said,
"Apparently the court didn't have;
sufficient interest in the case to
hear it. I feel that members of
a society bound by the Nurem-
berg principles should have the
right at least to try to show to
a court the validity of their pro-
He added that the Supreme
Court has denied hearing all pre-
vious cases in which defense was
based on Nuremberg principles.
"At least the case helped to
raise in the mind of the public
questions about the right of in-
dividuals to protest government
action they consider immoral,
even within the bounds of civil
disobedience," he said. "Perhaps
the time will come sooner for this
right to be recognized."
A brief opposing the protester's
appeal was filed in the case by
Washtenaw County Prosecutor
Thomas Shea. The document em-
phasized that the protesters had

-Daily-Anita Kessler
AT THE BURSLEY TEACH-IN last night, Linda Feferman, '70,
wore, she said; "a#l of the impersonal identification cards the
University has bestowed upon me."
Asia Experts Debate
Vietnam War Goals

-Daily-Anita Kessler
IRVING HOWE, the University's second Writer-In -Residence, said last night that the literature of
modernism survives only in vulgar imitations.
Wier oeProclaims
Decline of 'odernism'
By ANN MUNSTER "the modern must be defined in said, "and then after a time
and MARGARET WARNER terms of what it is not." struggle not to triumph." In fact
Modernist literature, because of "At certain points in the de- Howe said that modernism began
its inorbid concerns and the de- veiopment of a culture, usually to ebb fifteen years ago.
spair ridden society which pro- points of dismay and restless- "What little remains of modern
duced it, is dead and is survived , ness, writers find themselves af- ism," Howe said, "is denied s
only by vulgar imitations, writer- fronting their audience, and not much as the dignity of opposition
in-residence Irving Howe said last from decision or whim but from I The decor of yesterday is appro
night in his first appearance in some deep moral and psychological'priated and slicked up; the noise
the University. necessity," Howe said. of revolt, magnified in a froli
niveii y.of emptiness.
"Modernism must always strug- Such writers may not even be
gle--but never triumph." Howe award that they are challenging Unique
said, "and then after a time must critical assumptions of their day,:, But Howe felt the modernist i
struggle not to triumph. Modern- yet their impact is revolutionary; memorable because he is histori
ism need never come to an end. and once this comes to be recog- cally unique. Modern writers fin
But it can exhaust itself." nized, the avant garde has begun that they begin to work at a mo
to cohere as a self-conscious and! ment when the culture is marked
Howe, the editor of Dissent combative group, by a prevalent style of feeling an
magazine and a teacher, author "Modernism must always strug- perception: and, their modernity
and critic, said at Rackham that gle--but never triumph," Howe consists in a revolt against this
- - - revaent tyle. a permanentrage

Claims Act
Vice-President and Chief Fi-
nancial Officer Wilbur K. Pier-
pont has asked the Regents to ap-
peal a circuit court decision which
said that Public Act 379 of 1965
covers University non-academic
PA 379,,an amendment to the
Michigan Public Employment Re-
lations Act, allows employes to
form unions and bargain collec-
tively, but denies them the right
to strike.
Washtenaw County Circuit
Court Judge William Agar Jr.
ruled Nov. 14. 1967 that the con-
stitutional autonomy of state col-
leges and universities was "not
meant to exempt the Boards and
Regents from all laws passed by
the Legislature."
Autonomy Threat
The University has maintained
that the act infringes on its
autonomy as set down in the 1963
State Constitution.
The Regents have reportedly
been holding informal meetings
concerning court challenges in-
volving PA 379, and other acts.
The University, together with
Eastern and Central Michigan
Universities, filed suit in 1965 to
have the act declared inapplicable
to their employes.
The three schools sought an
injunction against the state La-
bor Mediation Board and two
unions vying for the right to rep-
resent university employes.
The unions named in the suit
e were the Washtenaw County
, Building Trades Council and the
n American Federation of State,
County, and Municipal Employe:
- In denying the request for an
o injunction Agar said that the
. universities' constitutional auton-
- omy . was "not an unlimited
e grant."
c Regent Authority
The constitutional provision
which provides the basis for the
s University's court fight states
- that boards of regents of state
d universities "shall have general
supervision of its institution and
d control and direction of all ex-
d penditures from the institutions'
s Agar held that there is no rea-
e son why the two constitutional
- provisions, those concerning the
t powers of the Regents and the
t Legislature's right to provide for
o resolution of disputes concerning
employes, cannot stand together.
The University has "never
- questioned whether collective bar-
gaining is good or bad" and has
e"never suggested that they are
e against representation of their
employes by a union," Agar point-
ed out. "It is their desire to pro-
ceed only in a legal manner and
they have every right to have a
s determination by the court."
e Last September skilled trades-
t men and building service employes
r staged a week-long walkout, seek-
- ing University recognition of their
h right to bargain collectively.
- The walkout ended after the
e University agreed to "follow the
procedures under (Public) Act
t 379, inc'luding representative elec-
tigns and collective bargaining,
until the court has acted."

"We are imposing in Vietnam a
focial revolution on an agrarian
country totally unready for it,"
Walter Goldstein, former pi'ofes-
sor of political science at City
University of New York told an:
audience in the medical research
building Sunday night.
Goldstein, Prof. Rhoads Mur-
Wphey of the geography depart-
ment, J. Taylor of the Center for
Chinese Studies, and Maj. Donald
Hallock of the Army took part in
the discussion sponsored by an
Ad-hoc committee of University
medical students.
Declaring that a military vic-
tory could not be accomplished
"without the complete ruin of the!
economic and social fabric of
South Vietnam," Goldstein advo-
cated immediate discussions with
the Viet Cong to facilitate "im-
mediate American withdrawal."
# Murphey agreed with Goldstein
on the impossibility of a miilirary
victory, and added that the war's
efforts may be directly contrary
to the United States' aims there.
Detroit Strike
Press Failingy
DETROIT (A - A newspaper
distributing company, organized
by some members of the Team-
sters Union who are striking the
Detroit News, has folded because
it said a contract negotiated with
the Teamsters proved too expen-
The company, Metropolitan
Distributors, was organized to dis-
tribute copies of the Detroit Daily
Express, one of three interim pa-
O pers that have sprung up. since
the newspaper strike started last
The failure raised the possibil-
itv that the Exnress and anoiher
s ,ike paper. the Detroit Daily


"I regard it as a tragic matterI
on a grand scale. Blood is being,
spilled in such a way as to move
us farther away from our stated
goals," Murphey explained.
Contending the American pres-
ence in Vietnam is driving "all,
self-respecting naitonalists" intoj
the communist camp, Murphey
added, "I'm sure that there are'
some good people in Saigon.
They're just not part of the Ky-;
Thieu government."

BerKeley Committee Urges
More Student Involvement

Faculty SN


against the off ical order. Modern
ism does not establish a prevalen
style of its own; or if it does, i
denies itself, thereby ceasing tc
be modern."

BERKELEY OP)--A special stu- genuine part of campus life, the been given clear warning to va-
dent study commission at the Uni- strident sound of political as- cate the premises, ' and added,
versity of California proposed yes- sembly will be as readily tolerated "Freedom of speech does not in-
terday a greater role for students as the discordant notes of the elude a freedom to trespass. Nor
in their school's administration. practicing school band," the re- does it include a right to propa-
The report said changes are nec- port said. wherever one pleasesa
essary "because academic freedom
is being assaulted and Gov. Ronald
Reagan's administration has been
consistently unfriendly."
The commission recommended
attacking campus problems by es-
tablishing an independent student- ,
faculty court system to carry out
what are now some responsibilitiesy
of the chancellor.
Chancellor's Role
The commission also suggested.,
decreasing the chancellor's con-
tact with students and faculty to " ..
"give him better perspective for
establishing policy."
The commission, made up of six
students and four faculty mem-
bers, was set up in December 1966
by the Associated Students of the :
It reported to the Berkeley Aca-
demic Senate. the le islative body
of f faculty.
We cannot afford many repet-
itions of the events of mid-Octo-
ber anti-draft activities when an
outside attack that should have <'

Faculty Assembly yesterday en-
dorsed Graduate Assembly's re-
quest for a specific time for pub-
lie comment at Regents meetings.
GA originally made the requestI
to the Regents last fall.;
University Secretary Herbert
Hildebrandt said there was "a
good chance" that the GA request
would be discussed at this week's
Regents meeting.
Uxniversity Executive Vice-Pres-
ident Marvin L. Niehuss reported
on the current financial situation
and was fairly optimistic about
obtaining a higher appropriation
from the state legislature this
year. He described the Appropria-
tions Committee as "attentive" to
University requests.
Taxpayer Support
Since there are many other
areas of legitimately high priority
the problem becomes convincing
the taxpayers that appropriate
support for higher education is
worth paying for, Niehuss ex-
"This year, however, higher
priorities will be given to areas
such as urban redevelopment
rather than higher education," he
explained. "Many taxpayers al-


-n g ! Howe attributed the tendency
e iYJUUL11of modern authors to offend audi-
ences to his inability to accept the
in 1959 now costs $147, he re- claims of society any longer. "The
ported. usual morality seems to him coun-
"Our expenditures per student" terfeit; taste, a gentile indulgence
Niehuss explained, "seem high to tradition a wearisome fetter.
taxpayers, but the state has Divided Culture
slipped in expenditures per stu-- "A modern culture soon learnt
I dent from 14th in the nation in to respect, even to cherish, the
1959 to 34th in the nation this signs of its division. It sees doubt
year." as a form of health. It hunts fo
General inflation and expendi- j ethical norms through under-
tures in comparison to other ground journeys, experiments with
states call for much greater ap- sensation, and a mocking suspen-
propriations in dollars, he said. sion of accredited values. Upon the
"The state," he explained, "has passport of the Wisdom of Ages
led the nation in the last three it stamps in bold red letters: Not
years in increased personal in- Transferable."
come and gross product." See WRITER, Page 2

SGC Plans Voter Registration

The Voter Registration Com-
mittee of Student Government
Council is planning a major drive
in the next six weeks, said SGC
member Michael X o e n e k e,
A 30-day moratorium on regis-
tration will go into effect Friday
but potential voters will again be

vestigate the registration proce-
dure, according to Koeneke.
Approximately 500 students will
register this winter, Koeneke pre-
dicts. During the fall term about
150 students registered as the
committee developed various re-
cruitment plans.
The committee will compare
lists of students already regis-

graduation. However, a 'student
may succeed in registering even if
he does not fulfill all of these re-
quirements. .
"If the city clerk refuses to
register a student," Damm sug-
gested, "he should immediately go
to a city attorney on the third
floor of City Hall to appeal the
case." He said that the city attor-

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