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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom


and clear



VISTA Accepts Four C.O.'s
For Alternative Service Duty

At lease four conscientious ob-
jectors have been allowed in the
past few months to serve with
Volunteers in Service to America
(VISTA) as an alternative to two
years military service, a VISTA
spokesman told The Daily yester-
Although the National Head-
quarters of the Selectve Service,
also contacted yesterday, con-
firmed that CO's were serving in

the domestic peace corps, a
spokesman for the Michigan
Selective Service Headquarters re-
ported that to his knowledge "it
is not being allowed in this state."
Officials of the Selective Ser-
vice System, while opposed to the
placement of CO's in VISTA, ad-
mit that they are powerless to
stop it. A spokesman for the
Washington headquarters said
"the national office is not recom-
mending" the assgnment of CO's

" Park Director Sproull Gives
Go-Ahead to Band Concerts


By SUE REDFERN being used as a , blanket by one
The Sunday afternoon band of the 500 spectators was thrown
concerts which were presented at at one of the members of the
West Park throughout the summer band. He had requested a blanket
will be allowed to continue this to protect him from shocks caused
fall despite an alleged flag-dese- by shorting wires from amplifying
cration incident. equipment running along the
The concerts were halted two floor of the bandshell.
weeks ago when it was reported The superintendent of the city
that an American flag which was Parks and Recreation Department
said yesterday -that the concerts
could be continued if a sponsor
would come to his office and sub-
mit a request for the use of the
;The request form, developed af-
Successor ter the incident, requires theap-
plicant to state, in addition to the
date and time of the event, the
presented. "We would like to know
By DANIEL OKRENT the size of the performing group,
Vice-President for Academic the style of the music, and wheth-
Affairs Allen F. Smith has ap- er or not the group is professional
pointed a five-man faculty com- or amateur," Sproull said.
mittee to recommend a successor The Sunday concerts, featuring
to Literary College Dean William local and nationally known rock
Haber who will retire next June and roll bands, were quite pop-
30 ular.
Physics department chairman Sproull said that he had re-
H. R. Crane will serve as chair- ceived reports of the incident from
man, of the committee that will concertgoers and from the band-
advise Smith and President Des- shell attendant. "The request form
ignate Robben Fleming in the for the shell had been very open-
selection process. Formal an- ended before this incident," he
nouncement of the new dean will said, "but we decided afterwards
be made by the Regents on the that we would have to obtain more
recommendation of the President. specific knowledge in the future
Crane said that his committee about the nature of events held in
has asked the leaders of four the park."
student organizations, Student{ He reported that no one had re-
Government , Council, Graduate quested the bandshell for Sunday
Assembly- the Honors Steering afternoons since the concerts were
Committee and the Literary Col- stopped.
lege Assembly, the Honors Steer- Some regualr concertgoers had
ing Committee and the Literary suspected that the flag incident
College Steering Committee to was only an excuse for stopping
submit suggestions. Crane com- the concerts, which usually drew
mittee is also open to recommen- enthusiastic and noisy crowds. But,
dations in writing from individ- Sproull denied receiving com-
uals in the University community. plaints of noise from people who
He has asked that recommenda- live near West Park. "If people
tions and reference material be complained about the concert be-
sent to his office at 1049 Randall fore, it was not to my office," he
Laboratory. said.

to VISTA; but explained that such
placement "is at the discretion of
the local boards."
The assignment of CO's to
VISTA by their local draft
boards, although not a widespread
practice, represents another in a
series of significant developments
toward more liberal treatment of
those who oppose war on moral
Judicial decisions in recent
years have also favored the con-
scientious objector. In 1965 the
United States Supreme Court rul-
ed that applicants for a conscien-
tious objector classification (1-0
or 1-A-O) do not necessairly have
to believe in a "supreme being"
to receive a CO classification. All
that is now necessary ,under the
Supreme Court ruling is that they
have a belief which takes the
place of belief in a supreme being.
However the selective service
act passed by Congress this sum-
mer says that conscientious ob-
jectors must base their claims
f o r deferments on religious
Atheists Ineligible
Atheists are still not eligible for
CO classification, but persons not
from a religious background who
can show that their personal
credo which involves a sense of
obligation not to participate in
war Rreable to obtain CO clas-
The question of "selective" con-
scientious objection is currently
being considered in the lower
courts. It has been argued that
one can be morally and religiously
opposed to the war in Vietnam
without necessarily being opposed
to all wars. The legitimacy of
this argument is expected to be
settled in the Supreme Court in
the near future.
The difficulty in obtaining a
CO classification has prevented
many persons from . requesting
them. In some instances draft
boards go to great lengths to
make sure the applicant lives in
a manner which they determine
to be consistant with his pur-
ported beliefs.
3-Month Ordeal
One conscientious objector des-
cribes a three-month ordeal fol-
lowing his request for 1-0 classif-
ication during which he was
thoroughly investigated. He
claims that numerous people as-
sociated with him were question-
ed, including his friends, neigh-
bors, and employer.
Applicants who succeed in re-
ceiving a 1-0 classification are
still subject to the draft, but when
their name comes up are assigned
to )ork in civilian projects judged
by their local boards to be in the
national interest.

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Rleagan Says
Student Aid
Accepts 'Fee' Label
For Increases In
Student Cost Share
versity of California Board of Re-
gents rejected again yesterday a
proposal by Gov. Ronald Reagan
to impose tuition on students but
authorized a new student fee.
The regents, climaxing a heat-
ed two-day meeting, accepted "in
principle" a fee increase that
would finance student aid and fac-
ulty enrichment programs or oth-
er uses the regents might deter-
mine later.
After two hours of debate, Rea-
gan agreed to leave the amount
of such fees up to the regents.
He earlier moved it to be set at
$250 annually, then lowered the
request to $200 in order to bring
his motion to a vote..
Asks Study of Needs
Finally, it became apparent he
could not otherwise muster enough
votes for passage. Several regents
objected to his second proposal
until a regents' committee could
determine the exact uses and
amount of money needed. The stu-
dent charge motion passed on a
voice vote.
The vote rejecting Reagan's tu-
ition plan was 14-7 with two ab-
stentions. Early this year, they
voted against tuition for the 1967-
68 year,
Student Aid Weak
Reagan said studies had shown
that present financial aid pro-
grams for students attending the
university were inadequate.
He said the studies also showed
that fees paid by students attend- .
ing the university were lower. than
at any other of '58 public univer-
sitie4 studied.
There has never been a tuition
at the California state-supported
Reagan called the vote "a re-
buff to the people of California,
who have so well supported the
university. And I feel that they
deserve better."
Regent Edwin W. Pauley said he
believed Reagan's original propos-
al would have won more favorable
votes had it been called something
other than tuition. Pauley voted
against Reagan's motion, but said
he would have voted for it had the
charge been called something else.



YESTERDAY the Automatic Remington Rand Filing Machine (left) in the Freshman-Sophomore counseling office broke, and created
another line on campus. The malfunction occured when the records of the incoming freshman were removed from the shelves, and
the remaining sophomore records left the machines shelves in a st ate of physical unbalance. This blew a fuse, and broke a relay al- ;
lowing the machine to run through the alphabet in only one direction, from A-Z. The secretaries now must run the filer all the way
through the alphabet to get a letter they just passed. A spokesm an from the office said that although "there was a long line yester-
day, it is impossible to avoid lines at this time of year."
CortToTry Cine-ma Guild ase;
Judge Labels Film Pornography'
Three University students and The case arose from the showing ually excite and arouse, trans- "Under the standards set forth
an instructor were ordered yester- of "Flaming Creatures" at Cinema vestites and homosexuals." in Roth v. U.S.," Warren said, "the
day to stand trial on charges of Guild last January. The film was Elden said the police acted prop- film is not within the protection
displaying an obscene motion pic- seized by Police Lt. Eugene Stau- erly in seizing the film without of the First Amendment.
ture. denmeier after 14 minutes of it a search warrant. If Stauden- "The criteria for a determina-
The four, all members or offi- had been shown. meier had waited for a warrant tion is based on the material be-
cials of Cinema Guild, were bound Ordered to stand trial were to be issued, he said, "justice ing utterly without social, value,
over to Washtenaw County Circuit Hubert Cohen, an engineering would have - been totally frus- whether it went substantially be-
Court for trial Sept. 15 following English instructor, Mary Barkey, trated." yond customary limits, of candor
completion of a preliminary ex- '68, Elliott Barden, '68, and Ellen Elden quoted a decision on in representing sexual manners
amnination yesterday. Frank, '68. "Flaming Creatures" handed down and whether, to the average per-

Anti-War Rally Calls for Student Action

Municipal Judge Samuel J. El- June 12 by U.S. Supreme Court
den, in handing down his ruling, 'Chief Justice Earl Warren in a
said "Not only is the film out- case involving a showing of the
rageous, but it tends to be a smut- film in New York.
ty purveyance of filth and borders
on the razor's edge of hard-core
pornography." F l l a l
He termed the film '"a trans-k a

son applying contemporar
munity standards, the fil
as a whole appeals to the r

y corn-
n taken

Refuses Compromise

"We may shape our system and
choose our history-or we may let
them shape us."
That was the choice posed in
"Vietnam Dilemma" to 500 per-
sons who rallied on the Diag last
M night and later met in classrooms
to discuss programs to end the
Vietnam war.
Speakers stressed the urgency
of the Vietnam problem and call-
ed for immediate and powerful ac-
tion on all levels to end the war
and reshape the American sys-
"The social consciousness of the
people of the third world dwarfs
ours by comparison," according to
George White, Michigan field rep-
resentative for the Vietnam Sum-
mer organization. He added "we've
got to start doing things - any

way you look at it the war is the threat of force for national tions continue-and there is no vestite orgy at its best."
wrong." interests unless the country is at- reason why they should not-they "It far exceeds the customary
Prof. Tom Mayer of the sociol- tacked. will force a greater troop commit- limits of candor," he added. "This T
Logy department concurred point- "When the pinch is really felt," ment here." court cannot and will not believe!
ing out that the student today is Rapoport said, "perhaps we will At the conclusion of the speak- that 'contemporary community
in a key position to choose be- be able to mobilize great amounts ing program many of the partici- standards' will accept showing of
tween the revolutionary struggle of support. Slowly but surely the pants moved into Mason Hall for a film vividly portraying . . acts of .I
or the side of the vested inter- opposition is growing," he noted, small discussions on the war-its perversion and sexual deviance." rent
ests." '"slowly because the war has little origins, the state of revolution in Rejecting a defense contention John
As to what exactly one should effect on the American population the third world, and what role that the film was shown to a lim- versil
do. Prof. Anatol Rapoport. of the -compared for example to the students could play. The groups ited University community, Elden of st
Center for Research on Conflict Vietnamese population-and grow- were led by Rapoport, Barry Blue- said, "The question is not the marr:
Resolution, said that each must ing because the truth is bemn stone. Grad. Stephen Berkowitz, film's effect on a cultured univer- Cam
choose his own path. "Some will told'" Grad, Sam Friedman of the Cen- sity group, but rather on the na- race
work within the old political "Black people by their insur- ter for Research on Conflict Re- a tion as a whole. This film does Fel
fi mework, soe w ilh o cm recis ip videduhestro ges thri sum- solution and Prof. Nicholas Kaza- not even have a minimal social thatt
direct violent or non-violent ac- 'against the war during the Viet- rinoff of the math department. value and cannot be called a work get a
,, a , The beginning of the discussion of art. mone
Raopon. . alnem shmmaranml-gntoMayd-.period was delayed by an apparent "The film would arouse young rent
Rapoport called the war an i - ing T oayer. sd"b administrative mix-up. Arrange- and impressionable members of for t
legal act of the American govern- he disorders e said. ty riv- ments for having rooms in Haven the national community. The film tenin
United vatins charter hi fo ing domestic prolea ig awy froHall fell through and they were certainly, in any event, would sex- $10 a
bid a nation "to use force or even the Vietnam War. If the insui'rec- uriteguad afodSe
ioI n t h e nsho n c a m p u s o r -
ganjzagainst ~~the war, stu-I(Yuanli
dents discussed various strategies
Sconsideration by a broad "n-Tojoin The
that will be set up in the near fu-

. _ . _ _

'o Avert Proposed Rent Strike

By LUCY KENNEDY muents told Feldkamp in a meet-
can't justify putting off a ing yesterday that they would
increase until October 1," pay the full amount if the rent
Feldkamp, director of Uni- increase could be put off until
ty housing office told a group October 1.j
udents from the Northwood However, Feldkamp agreed with
ied student units on North the students that more commun-
pus and the University Ter- ication is needed between the
apartments yesterday. housing office and residents of
dkamp again told students Northwood and University Ter-
the housing office could not race.
along without the additional Ashmall sent a letter to mar-
ey from the $10 per month ried student apartment residents
increase. Respresentatives yesterday to encourage them to
he students, who are threa-f withhold the additional $10 a
g to withhold the additional month rent and endorse a letter
month from their rent, pay- sent out by a group of other North
eathe You Qualify
)aily, See the World

Campus residents requesting stu-
dents withhold any rental pay-
ment for September until a ne-
gotiating session with the Dir-
ector of University housing are
completed and the results Lre
transmitted to the students.
The letter also states, "Direc-
tor's John Feldkamp admits that
an increase of $93.08 per unit is
the amount he considers essential,
yet he intends to collect $100.00
per unit ncrease. In other words,
despite the late date, sixty days
notice could be given without im-
pairing the financial operation of
the apartments."
iFeldkamp, however reasserted
ihis meeting yesterday that no
part of the increase could be put
off and that he had been under
heavy pressure to increase rent by
$15 a month.
The students' principal com-
plaint had been that they were
not given sufficient notice of the
rent hike to break their contract
with the University or find other
housing. Married students also
felt they had not been adequately
represented on the student ad-
visory committee on housing that
approved the rent hike in mid-
July. There is now one married
graduate (appointed by Roy Ash-

Back in the depressing 30's a Which brings us to our message do such complicated stories with
Among the pioposals for actions young student from Brooklyn who for today. so little experience. Don't worry.
in the near future were "we won't didn't have a typewriter to call his The Michigan Daily needs Look at how well Ronald Reagan
go pledges, draft resistance and own used to trudge over to The staffers. is doing without any.
counseling, support for a peace Michigan Daily on snowy winter Oui requirements are minimal There are many other good rea-
candidate in '68, dorm study nights to do a little typing. 'tsons why you should join the
groups and referenda on the war. To get in you only have to pass Daily. For example, it gives you a
Rapoport discussed the history Today that student doesn't come our physical exam which consist place to vent your outrage over a
of the Vietnam war in another to the Daily anymore. He has his of being able to blow steam on a three hour wait in the registration
workshop. He remarked that he o typewriter. In fact when hmirror line, to tell local merchants what
c omes to Ann Arbhor the TUniverit it---------------. -

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