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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom









Pending Outcome
SGC Replaces 'U' Code
Of Student Regulations '







Student Government Council
abolished the "University Regula-
tions" code for students and re-
placed it with a code written by
SGC at its meeting last night.
While including sections of the
University's rules in its own, Coun-
cil unanimously enacted major
changes in the regulations dealing
with men and women living in
University housing, speakers at
public lectures, demonstrations,
and intoxicants.
The "University Regulations"
code was written by the admin-
istration. Although students were
consulted on some of the rules
"The University did not consider
itself deterred from making a rule'
whatever students thought of it,"
claimed SGC President Bruce

The regulations are enforced
by Joint Judiciary Council. JJC
members are appointed by Coun-
cil. The decision to rewrite the
rules was made last spring when
a majority of the newly appoint-
ed JJC members pledged to en-
force "only those rules made or
approved by students."
The regulations provide for a
poll on late hours' policy to be
taken of all women who do not
have late hour permission in whch
they will decide by what method
they wish to make this decision
regarding hours."
Under the new regulations the
question of women's hours is to
be decided by either an all cam-
pus referendum, an all 'women
referendum, an all freshmen
women referendum, individual

Aid for Course Book

Student Government Council
last night urged the Senate Ad-
visory Committee on University
Affairs (SACUA) to endorse the
publication of a student course
evaluation booklet.
In a formal statement, SGC rec-
ommended that SACUA's commit-
tee on student evaluation of teach-
ing endorse the publication "as an
Sintegral part of the committee's
research goals" at its meeting to-
However, SACUA committee
chairman, Prof. Donald R. Brown
of the psychology department,
said yesterday, "If my committee
endorsed a student course evalua-
tion booklet, it would imply the
tacit approval of the Faculty Sen-'
'Official Help'
He continued, "If the committee
offered official help to the course
evaluation booklet, it would be-
come a semi-official publication
which would require a higher level
of competence than a student
Last night's SGC resolution sup-
porting a student course evaluation
booklet during this academic year
was prepared by Stephen Spitz,
'68, chairman of the SGC Commit-
tee on Course and Teacher Evalu-
ation which was established last
Spitz, a student member of the
SACUA committee, said that he
intended to present the SGC re-
solution at the SACUA committee
meeting this afternoon.
The SACUA committee was es-
tablished last Jan. 30 to develop
"procedures for student evalua-
tion procedures during the 1967-

in a report about the role of
'course evaluation' in the Univer-
He added, "We were asked to
bring in recommendations to
SACUA on more than student
course evaluation booklets, though
that might be one part of our
rAccording to Spitz, "From the
student point of view it is funda-
mental that the SACUA committee
endorse the principle of a publish-
ed student course evaluation book-
let, before it can proceed to other
SGC Resolution
The SGC resolution stated "that
a student course and teacher eval-
uation by definition must be a
student enterprise. However, SGC'
stresses the essential role of fac-
ulty members and administrators
in lending professional aid and
guidance to the project."
Brown, while doubting official
approval of the project, did say,
"If SGC wanted to do a course
evaluation booklet and asked for
assistance, many faculty members
with technical competence would,
as individuals, offer co-opera-
Charles Goldberg '69, vice-
chairman of the SGC committee,
estimates that it would cost about
$8400 to produce a course evalu-I
ation booklet this academic year.
Of this money, $5000 would be
for printing the booklet and most
of the remainder would cover the
costs of using a computer to tab-
ulate the data.
SGC has included in its ten-
tative budget a $2,000 appropria-
tion to support the booklet. Spitz
said the financing would be
"broad-based" including the sale

housing units, SGC or Inter-House
SGC also early today defeated
a motion to withdraw from the
National Student Association. The
motion, proposed by SGC member
Leslie Mahler, '68, lost on a 6-5
votc. The defeat means that the
University will remain a member
of NSA.
NSA, the largest organization of
students in the United States, was
shaken last spring when it was
disclosed that the body took funds
from the Central Intelligence
Agency over a 10-year period.
Opponents of the motion to
withdraw express concern that
pulling out of NSA at this time
would be precipitous and that it
would be better to wait several
months before acting.
SGC's rules on housing 'strip
the Office of University Housing
of its authority to make rules for
students," Kahn said in debate.
New General Rule
The new general rule concern-
ing men in University housing
states that "Men living in Uni-
versity housing shall be responsi-
ble for making their own internal
regulations through their own
house councils or whatever units
they deem appropriate."
A similar rule was enacted for
women in University housing with
the exception of the regulations
governing late hours.
In addition, the SOC regula-
tions revoked the former Univer-
sity regulations regarding the use
of explosives and intoxicants by
students living in University
Incorporate State Law R
SOC incorporated the lawsof
the State of Michigan and the
City of Ann Arbor with regard to,
the use of intoxicants by all stu-
dents. The effect of this revision
would be to allow students over
21 living in University housing the
possession and use of intoxicants
in his room. The University regu-
lation had provided that "the use
or presence of intoxicants is not
permitted in University Housing
where minors are living or pi'es-
Kahn told the Council "Accord-
ing to the laws and the attorney
I consulted, neither state or local
law or the terms under which
University housing was bonded
require this regulation."
"The University regulations,"
Kahn added, "were considerably
more stringent than state or local
Council also replaced the former
University regulations on demon-
strations. SGC's rule prohibits
"individual or mass acts that des-
troy University property or are
against city, state or federal law."
The University regulation had
made students and student organ-
izations liable to disciplinary ac-
tion if they were involved in "in-
citing, leading, participating in
student disorders including dem-
onstrations riots or raids."

-Daily--Thomas R. Copi
A UNIVERSITY supervisor directs a large Food van into place after picketers agreed to let it enter
the building provided it was not taken out again. Moments before the van had rushed at the
picketers and veered aside, missing them by only a few feet.
Residential o e Students
Vote To End Women 's Hours

ing would continue.

Elections, Bargaining
Await SLMB Ruling
The week-old walkout of 200 skilled tradesmen ended late
last night when the University conditionally agreed to collec-
tive bargaining with employes. The University will "follow
the procedures under (Public) Act 379, including representa-
tion elections and collective bargaining, until the court has
The landmark settlement means that the school will hold
representation elections for University employes and then
bargain collectively with the designated unit (or units) pend-
ing the outcome of a current circuit court challenge of P.A.
The University has been in court for two years charging
that P.A. 379, which gives bargaining rights to public em-
ployes, is inapplicable to the
school. The administration Fin
contends that the act is an in-
fringement on the University's
traditional constitutional au-
If the school should win the iviarredb
suit the bargaining could halt. Butnc e
if the school loses then bargain-
-ng .ou a n.nu..

Residential College students
voted 145 to 10 yesterday favor-
ing the abolition of freshmen
women's hours within the college.
SThe balloting was a "prelude
to action" which must be reviewed
by the college's community
government and faculty before a
final stand is made.
If the community, as a whole
(students, faculty and adminis-
trators of the Residential col-
lege), decides to abolish freshmen
women's hours a position state-
ment will be presented to the
University administration f o r
final approval.
" We don't have a clear option
to do what we want right now,"
iDean James H. Robertson, direc-
tor of the college explained. Ro-
bertson feels, however, that the
community has a "good case that
makes educational sense."
He added, "Our basic phil-
osophy is to expect the student
to take great responsiblity for his
academic life. It would be in-
consistent if we did not expect
the same thing in his personal
Earlier, Robertson approached
Vice-president for Student Affairsj
Richard L. Cutler and John E.
Feldkamp, director of University
housing. Both agreed to "consider
any proposal" of the Residential
College community.
The results of the informal
referendum held last night will be
presented along with formal opin-
ions from ad hoc committees at
an open meeting Monday eve-
ning. At that time the community

will discuss the issue and draw
p a rationale explaining their
The position will then be
Imade Tuesday night at pro
temp government meeting before
being discussed by the faculty;
Wednesday night.
"The concept of women's hours
is completely contrary to our
philosophy," Rick Presly, chair-
man of a pro tem subcommittee
told The Daily.
Students at the college expres-
sed the opinion that they are
both participants in an experi-
ment in "academic education" as
well as "social education."

Originally, ad hoc committees'
of women decided to bring the
issue to the attention of the whole
college. "We don't want this to
be just an action by the women of
the college. It must express the
feeling of all of us," a student
Various committees have been.
discussed which would deal with
the problems arising by abolish-
ing women's hours. Students have
begun tentative plans to insure
the security of the dorm, area
and for the organization of a
review board which would study
the situation during its initial

Under terms of the settlement
the University has agreed to hold
representation elections and en-'
gage in collective bargaining as"
soon as the State Labor Media-
tion Board issues its decision on
the appropriate number of bar-
gaining units for the school. One
union has asked for exclusive bar-
gaining rights for all employes
but three others want separate,
rights for individual units. The
University has said it would pre-
fer to deal with one unit.
The SLMB began consideration
of the representation question in
June 1966. But since the Univer-
sity and the workers were unable
to agree on collective bargaining,
the SLMB was unsure of its juris-
diction. It chose, to wait for a court
decision on P.A. 379 before mak-
ing its decision on representation.
But now that the University and
union have agreed to bargain the
SLMB has agreed to make a de-
cision on the representation ques-
tion next week.
One issue appeared unsettled
late last night. The employes had
demanded that no reprisals be
taken against anyone engaged in
the walkout. But . a University
spokesman said the school plans
to issue warning letters to the
walkout leaders stating that they
will be dismissed for any actions
similar to the walkout.
Robert Radtke, head of the
Temporary Trades Council which
organized the original walkout
said that his group had not yet
agreed to let the University send
the letters. The TTC will issue
a statement on the matter early
In a statement the school said;
"The University is not in op-
position to the principle of repre-
sentation elections and collective
bargaining. The University's Re-
gents do want a judicial clarifi-
cation of their constitutional res-
ponsibilities and those of similar
state agencies in view of Act 379,
The University will continue to do
everything it can to expedite the
court case.

1968 academic year." of advertising in the booklet and
Brown said that his committee attempts to gain University sup-
"was charged by SACUA to bring port.

SDS Steege Leads Bus-in;
encounters Hostile Drivers
By DANIEL OKRENT even he (the driver) will get high-
The 1:41 bus to North Campus er wages.'
pulled to a halt at the N. Uni- At 2:08, the bus reached Vera
versity bus stop yesterday and the Baits Housing on North Campus.
regular commuters skipped off. A new driver got on, and the scene
About 20 riders headed for North started all over again.
Cabous20lidesb aed forNor This time, however, the new stu-
Campus climbed on. dent driver didn't answer a single
Then, Ted Steege of Voice Po- one of Steege's questions. When
litical Party, the campus chapter the bus returnedto the Central
of Students for a Democratic Soc- Campus, the driver finally turned
iety, got on the bus, along with to his antagonist:
a few of his compatriots. "I have thought this over, and
Steege was taking part in a I have decided to take a certain,
Voice effort to get student workers personal, moral decision. And the
to walk offtheirJobs in sympathy beauty of that decision is that I
with the current plant depart- don't have to bother to justify it
ment and dormitory worker strike. to anyone. Including you."
"We're here to ask you not to
drive the bus, Steege told the
part-time student bus driver
handling the 1:41.
"1 don't have to listen to your
garbage," replied the driver. "Get
off my bus."'
Steege refused, so the driverz<
got off instead and consulted his
j supervisor who was watching from
curbside. Then the supervisor
boarded the bus in place of the
student. In turn, Steege and
friends got off.
As soon as the doors closed be-
hind them, the supervisor re-
opened them to let the student get
back on to drive his bus.
Then the supervisor got off.
Steege attempted to get back on,
but the student driver closed the
door on his hand.
"Let 'em on," the supervisor
shouted to the driver.
The student let Steege's group

Several tense picket line con-
frontations developed on campus
as truck deliveries were slowed
and halted during the final day
of the strike here. Picketers at the
Food Service building on N. Uni-
versity had to dodge a delivery
van and two of them claimed they
were brushed aside by private
The trouble caine when super-
visors tried to drivehUniversity
trucks across picket lines. The
supervisors were replacing many
regular truck drivers who had re-
fused to cross the picket lines
that were thrown up at the res-
idence halls, Michigan Union, the
Michigan League and Food Serv-
The strike broadened on two
other fronts. About 45 of the 120
laundry workers and about half
the Michigan, Union Grill staff
walked out. However, $68 million
worth of campus construction
started moving again when strikers
dropped picket lines in the face of
an injunction threat. About 75
dorm workers did not report for
work yesterday. Two hundred
workers were out earlier this week.
Major Confrontation
The major confrontation took
place at. Food Service which sup-
plies University dormitories and
other facilities. About 3:30 p.m. a
University van, driven by super-
visory personnel, rushed at a doz-
en picketers in an attempt to en-
ter the building. It came within a
few feet of the picketers and then
veered off.
Union leaders then allowed the
truck in with the understanding
that it would not be allowed to
leave. A second truck which had
been trying to leave, gave up the
attempt and the building was
closed about 4 p.m. on orders from
Food Service manager Lawrence
The Food Service and all other
operations are expected to resume
normal operations today because
of the strike settlement late last
Deliveries Made
Hayes, who at one point ordered
delivery trucks to "advance to-
ward picket lines in creeping gear
to give the picketers t line to
move," said that all hospital and
Health Service deliveries were al-
lowed through.
Karen Daenzer, '69 chairmen of
Voice political party claimed that
she and a University employe were
hit by private cars while picketing
the Food Service. Hayes said that
dieticians at some University halls
sent private cars to Food Service
to make pick-ups in place of the
University housing director John
Feldkamp said that the dormitories
were not significantly affected by
the delay in deliveries. However,
he added that deliveries became
more - difficult late in the day.
Feldkamp charged that the

Campus Republicans Support Bargaining

The University's College Repub-
lican Club last night urged the
University to comply with "the
provisions of Public Act 379 which
permits public employes to usef
collective bargaining."
In a wave of last-minute reac-
tion to the strike, the group also
endorsed the resolutions passed
by Markley and West Quad which
opposed the Inter House Assembly,
resolution asking students to .sup-
port the walk-out of residence

dents should not be denied the County Municipal Employes, also
services of their home away from asked for student support. He
home. If the University isn't able pointed out that Central Michigan
to feed the people in the dorms, University and Eastern Michigan
then those people should be al- University were examples of state
lowed to feed themselves." schools who were contesting Public
Voice political party sponsored Act 379 but still accepted collective
a rally on the diag yesterday and bargaining.
planned to picket the Regents' The proposed picketing of the
closed meeting last night. Regents' meeting last night did
Student Government Council not take place because Voice mem-
President Bruce Kahn, '68, Karen bers could not find the location
Daenzer, '69, Voice chairman and of the meeting. While members
Barry Bluestone, grad., were the were waiting for the Regents to
main sneakers at the -rally. They attend the meeting, which they,


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