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VOL. LXXVIII, No. 25 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1967 SEVEN CEN TS
By W. REXFORD BENOIT creates "a strong bargaining po-
New figures obtained yesterday sition and demands continuing
from the office of University united support" from married
Housing show that 171 residents housing residents.
of Northwood Terrace and Uni- The NTA will meet with Feld-
versity Terrace have withheld a kamp today to discuss the pos-
ten dollar monthly increase in sibility of holding the rent in-
rent ordered by housing director !crease until Oct. 1.
John Feldkamp. NTA members feel that since
Feldkamp had previously re- married housing residents are re-
ported that only 25 tenants fail- quired to give the University 60-
ed to pay the extra amount. day notice before changing their
A special meeting of the North- obligations described in their
wood Terrace Association last leases, the University should be
night urged "those residents who required to grant the same 60-
have paid the full Sept. rent to day period to tenants.
join their neighbors and with-
hold the ten dollar increase from Oct. 1 will mark 60 days since
their Oct. payment." Feldkamp first announced the rent
The NTA statement said the increase on Aug. 1. At that time,
new figure of rent withholdings he was asked to withhold the
By DAVID KNOKE
The president and a vice pres-
ident of Easter n Michigan Urn-
versity yesterday resigned as dir-
ectors -of Ypsilanti banks as a
result of state Attorney General
Frank Kelley's recent ruling on
conflicts of interest.
$MU President Harold Spon-
berg tendered his resignation
"effective immediately" as a
member of the board of directors
of the National Bank of Ypsil-
anti. EMU Vice President for
business and finance, Lewis E.
Profit, also quit his post as dir-
ector of the Ypsilanti Savings
Bank, which dloes business with
Ah Chancelor at Oakland Uni-
To Hold Election
Of Union Agents
No Units Formed for 12,500 More;
Cite Insufficient Interest' as Cause
By URBAN LEHNER
The State Labor Mediation Board yesterday divided 310
University employes into two units to hold representation
elections. In a lengthy ruling, the SLMB gave 60 University
boiler operators and 250 building tradesmen the authority to
hold an election to determine whi'ch 'union, if any, will act as
their bargaining agent. No date for the elections was set.
Units were not formed for the more than 12,500 other
non-academic University employes, an SLMB spokesman
said, because there was an "insufficient show of interest" at
the hearings which were held
GA To Study
By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
Graduate Assembly last night
)assed a motion to form a joint
committee with Student Govern-
ment Council to investigate the
operation} of the Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational In-
formation. The motion will come
before SGC tonight.
The motion contains 32 ques-
tions concerning the Bureau's func-
tions and these will serve as a
guide for the committee. The ques-
tions refer to the structural organ-
ization, record keeping systems,
the qualifications of the personnel
and the efficiency and the overall
worth of the Bureau to University
increase until Jan. 1, so that mar-j
ried students who didn't want tor
pay the increase could move.
The University can now alter
married student leases with no
advance notice, but the NTA
claimed that the rent hike could
mean hardship for some couples.
Feldkamp explained that prior
to yesterday he knew of only 25
checks from tenants who wished
to protest the hike, and who had
noted on the backs of their checks
that they considered the amount
in full payment for September's
-Daily-Richard S. Lee
versity Durward B. Varner re-
The other 146 checks made out signed yesterday from the board
in the lesser amount could have of directors of Community Na-
included this notation, Feldkamp tional Bank of Pontiac, but re-
said, but did not come to his at- tained membership on the Con-
tention until yesterday. sumers Power Co. board.
five months ago.
To "show interest" a union!
must petition for the forma-'
tion of a unit and prove that
it represents at least 10 per cent
of the workers in the proposed
unit. Petitions may be filed at
any time, the spokesman said.
At Ohio State
M1ARK LANE, author of "Rush to Judgment," lashed out at the American media and public for
accepting the findings of the Warren Commission on the death of President John F. Kennedy.
lie described evidence of a "shocking conspiracy."
Lane Attacks Warren Report,
-w N ,- .-wa
The tenants who wrote "in full
payment" on their checks felt
that if the University endorsed
their checks, it would be bound
to accept the lesser amount as
But in a recent letter to rent
Three Divisions strikers, Feldkamp wrote that the
The Bureau includes a general University could endorse the 25
division, an education division and checks marked "in full payment"
a careers counseling service. Last and still hold tenants responsible
year 1,388 teachers, 777 college for the additional ten dollars.
teachers andi 361 students in the The letter cited a 1967 Michi-
general division were placed by gan court decision as a basis for
the bureau. One counselor had. c
1,018 interviews. adthe claim.
The motion was proposed by "If you were misled and wishI
John Bishop, Grad, chairman of to make up the deficiency in your
vice-president for Student Affairs account, the late payment pen-
Richard Cutler's advisory com-at y
mittee. The motion passed with alty of $5 now asssessed on your
only one dissent. account will be waived," the letter
The committee will consist of continued.
three members of Graduate As-
However John E. Tirrell, pres-
ident of Oakland County Com-
munity College, said he would
review Kelley's opinion before de-
cidiing whether to quit his posit-
ion on the board of the Birming-
At Western Michigan Univer-
sity, President James W. Miller
said yesterday that he does notI
have any such conflicts of in-
terest but that at least two mem-
bers of the WMU board of re-1
gents might. Miller is on the
Federal Reserve Bank Detroit
Branch which he said is a quasi-
governmental agency serving all
banks and, in his opinion, did not;
create a conflict situation.
Five regents at EMU are mem-I
bers of boards of various banks
that might be covered by the
Kelly opinion, according to a
,, ._ u , s
Lands Garrison m nv
By HENRY GRIX
the position of the bullets in the
PrCidpn.'o hnrvo and tha firinr
Mark Lane, outspoken author esb4ue r
of the rifle used would make im-
of "Rush to Judgment," warn-poshiblefuoe makeim-v
ed a capacity audience in Hill possible for one man to have
' Auditorium last night that there killed Kennedy as the Warren Re-
is "something in store for the ports asserts.
American people, for which they He claimed the Warren Com-
will be ill-prepared-a shocking mission "worked backwards from
knowledge about a conspiracy to the original conclusion that Os-
assassinate President Kennedy." wald did it and that he did it
Lane referred to the material alone." He contended the. Com-'
gathered by New Orleans District mission deliberately disregarded
, Attorney Wade Garrison, indicting or refused to hear testimony to
Clay Shaw in a plot to assassin- the contrary.
sembly, three members of SGC,
two faculty members and two rep-
resentatives of the administration.
Among the questions to be in-
vestigated is: "When was the last
time the record keeping procedure
was evaluated . . . for the purpose
of deleting documents which clear-
ly jeopardize the student's chances
of employment" or "which may be
either unfair or erroneous evalu-
Atinns of the students by the fac-
Long Awaited Decision
The SLMB action comes two Union organizers at Ohio State
weeks after the University agreed University -have threatened to call
to . accept- collective bargaining ; a strike of non-academic personnel
on Conduct Rules
ate the late President.
Drawing spontaneous applause
from an enthusiastic audience,
Lane verbally attacked the find-
ings of the Warren Commission,
the American communications me-
dia and the American public for
"turning their backs" on investi-
gating the death of a President.
Lane said there was a "period
when a dissenting view could not
be heard." Lane blamed the Amer-
ican communication media for
being "willing to accept anything
they were given."
Two law school professors were
invited to criticize Lane's remarks.
Prof. Roger Crampton was hissed
pending the outcome of its chal-
LS ' lenge of Public Act 379 in Wash-
tenaw County Circuit Court. SL-
MB began consideration of the
honeycombed with distortion," and representation question in June
even fraudulent. He alleged Lane 1966 and held hearings five
was merely trying to arouse con- months ago but decided to defer
troversy saying, "nothing is easier its decision until the court's rul-
to create than an atmosphere of ing.
suspicion, but once created, there An amendment to the Hutchin-
is nothing harder to stop." son Act, PA 379 allows public em-
In addition Prof. B. J. George, ployes to bargain collectively on
said that the whole idea of a! wages, hours and other issues.
"colossal conspiracy will only feed , At least three unions are vying
weakness in American society." to represent University employes.
George said the Warren Commis- The International Uunion of
sion "amassed data that will stand Operating Engineers (Ir 0F)
up under scrutiny." originally petitioned to represent
Lane countered with facts he 'the boiler operators and will ap-
had massed in his private investi- pear on the representation bal-
gation indicating that the Warren lot for these workers according
Commission had deliberately with- to Leonard Meldman, IUOE at-
held information by failing to run j torney. The IUOE has not sought
accoustics tests to determine where ' representation rights in other
the shots were fired, by not looking areas.
at medical data and by calling j The Washtenaw County Build-
"only those witnesses who said ing Trades Council (WCBEC),
what the Commission wanted to which originally petitioned to
hear." represent the skilled tradesmen
in the plant department will also
appear on only that group's ballot.
tor I ihoonTwo Unions Possible
One union, however, the Amer-
, ' ican Federation of State, County,
i t1pand Municipal Employes will ap-
pear on both ballots, according to
international representative Jerry
if their demands for collective
bargaining rights are not imme-
diately considered by the admin-
The strike threat was issued
Tuesday by representatives of the
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employes
(AFSCME) on campus after sev-
eral sessions on unionization with
OSU representatives. The union is
actively organizing at all of Ohio's
public colleges and universities.
Ohio state law does not provide
for collective bargaining by public
employes, and the OSU admin-
istration yesterday issued warnings
that any strikers could be sub-
ject to immediate dismissal.
William McCue, international
coordinator for the AFSCME, in-
sisted that there would be an im-
mediate strike vote if no "fruitful
negotiations" were completed by
McCue said that the goal of his
union in sponsoring strikes is to
emphasize employe support for
unionization. He said that the
union will push on a state wide
basis for legislation similar to
Michigan's Public Act 379, which
allows state employes the right to
bargain collectively. P.A. 379 is
currently being appealed by the
Last spring OSU began permit-
ting employes to organize and
maintain union due check-offs.
Ohio's attorney general's office
later ruled that the OSU admin-
istration has no authority to bar-
gain with unions.
The AFSCME is the only union
currently organizing on the OSU
campus and McCue estimates that
membership already exceeds 15
per cent of the 11,000 regular em-
ployes. This compares to less than
10 per cent participation in the
unions organizing at the Univer-
By DANIEL ZWERDLING cuses SGC of preempting the Pres-
Panhellenic Association passed a ident's Commission on Decision
resolution last night questioning Making by failing to await its stu-
whether S t u d e n t Government dy on housing regulations, an ac-
Council has a "sufficient mandate" tion which "tends (to give its legis-
C hfation) negtlieible if not adverse
Speaking in the University Ac- and booed as he claimed Lane's
tivities Center Controversy '67 book was "wanting accuracy,.
series, Lane accused the "high-
ly political Warren Commission" ee
of producing a report that "bears H ousing Dire
little resemblance to reality or to
the 26 volumes of the commis- :
,,,T'run vIrnPPy- Lane an Ln r ..A,.
ulty?" to delegate autonomous control to effects." attorney, gave up his New York,
Another question asks about the students in matters concerning As a remedy, Panhellenic Vice- legal practice about three years
professional qualifications of those housing conduct. President Linda Sloan suggests ago in order to further look into
who decide what goes into the 1 According to the resolution, Pan- consultation with the Inter.,Hous- the circumstances surrounding the
student's file. Bishop said that ; hell believes that "University stu-a ing Association, Inter-Cooperative death of Presidents Kennedy.
secretaries are currently doing the , dents are both capable and re- Council, or with the students at His findings completely contra-I
bulk of this work. sponsible to discharge this respon- large by referendum. dicted much of the Warren Re-
Graduate Assembly named two sibility," but that "it would be Although sororities are not di- port Lane insised at least fiveI
members of the committee: Jerry judicious for SGC to consult its rectly affected by SGC's proposal, bullets were fired by at least twol
Smith, Grad and Phillip D. Vander constituents if their support is to Miss Sloan says "we are students assassins. By studying the testi-
Weg, '68A&D. The third will be be enlisted." at the University-and so we are mony of witnesses and interview-
named at a later date. Furthermore, the resolution ac- concerned with it." ing them, Lane concluded that
SG AUSES CONFUSION:
Ann Arbor Housing Commission He added that "Unless we get
Chairman Henry V. Aquinto last an end to isolation of low-income
night confirmed that Mrs. Joseph Negroes we're going to be in trou-
Mhoon will withdraw the resigna. ble here."
tion she submitted Tuesday. Wheeler also noted that he was
Mrs. Mhoon presented her has- "in constant receipt of messages
tily-written resignation following !'that "We can't make headway
a criticism of the commission's low j with this group."
income housing program by Albert Mayor Wendell E. Hulcher and
H. Wheeler, state chairman of the City Administrator Guy C. Lar-
National Association for the Ad- com yesterday expressed their con-
vancement of Colored People. fidence in the work of the Housing
Neither Wheeler nor Mrs. Mhoon Commission and Mrs. Mhoon.
were available yesterday for fur- Aquinto said he hoped Mrs.
ther comment. Mhoon would receive "more help
Wheeler's criticism was directed and less criticism" in finding pub-
at the commission's efforts to lic housing sites.
lease 40 dwelling units for sub- -----
lease at reduced rates to low-
income families. He noted that
only 17 had been leased since the I ee
program's inception in March,
Kendzioski. The AFSCME, which
had three petitions for bargain-
ing units turhed down by the
board, seeks to organize all Uni-
versity employes in one union.
The Univesrity has also been try-
ing to have one union for the
entire campus, but with the SL-
MB decision it is possible that
two unions will be chosen.
Michigan State University has
appealed an SLMB ruling similar
to the one issued yesterday. MSU-
also wants just one bargaining
unit, though the SLMB directed
them to form two for their cam-
IHA Delays Decision on Giving Dorms
Jurisdiction over Visiting Hour Policies
By KATHY MORGAN amendment was then offered, ask- i that since IHA got the present Following the board's review of Wheeler's c om m e n t s were-
Student Government Council's ing that this be made an option policy, it should be allowed to the South Quad policy, Racheter prompted by a report from Mrs.
recent aection adopting new non- iof the present policy, which would continue to bargain for altera- raised objections to what he called Mhoon saying that a local citizen.+
academic rules for student con- allow housing units to liberalze tions. the inconsistency of having closed had offered to buy a four-bedroom
duct has thrown Inter-House As- or restrict open-open rules in any IHA President Steve Brown, '69, doors while requiring lights in the house for lease to the Commission,
sebt intow Ind eroen- way deemed appropriate. and Executive Vice-President Don rooms which needed repairs to bring it By PAT O'DONOHUE Regents, originally set forth ii1
open dormitory policy. Another amendment was then Racheter, '70, originally worked Restrictions 'Silly' p to the city building code stand- Universit'y President Harlan the Michigan . Constitution o
offered which would make the with the Board of Governors of Hatcher last night called auto- 1850, has been repeated in sub
At Monday's meeting, iHA post- Hatcerflsthnehboalledautos185,rhavbeenrepetedrndsu
AMonday' eisingn wh r o- present policy binding on individ- the Residence Halls to formulate I.nomy the most important single sequent constitutions, the Re
pned a decision on whether to ual houses until each house coun- the University Housing Policy, sexual experiences in dorm rooms, Commissioner Mrs. Flora L. "have been contesting fo
retain jurisdiction over open- cil amends it to suit their own which was adopted in a modifi they should say so. Once the doors Cherot then read a letter from versity a century efforts of the legis
opn rt eeaeteresponsi- ;were closed, little things like num- the potential owner, stating that,
bility to individual houses. At a purposes. Action on the original version two weeks ago. In his annual report on the state lature to impose conditions upoi
previous meeting IHA voted to proposal and the amendments was Uniform Policy bers and hours were silly," Rache- the commission could do no more of the University,held at Rack- its financial support of highe:
acptou theUnety' ned poliy postponed until next Monday's Originally issued this summer by ter explains. than provide an agreement that he Hniversi ed a ac- itscfincial suport
cncerningenoents exe pt foymeeting. the Office of University Housing, Racheter proceded to draw up repairs would be finished "as soon celeratingcerosion" of the Uni- The Council of State Colleg
transfering aprovap oer on Wide Differences it is the first open-open policy a policy for Markley Hall and sub- as possible." versity's constitutional autonomy. Presidents v o t e d unanimousl
thenmber of visitation periods Braccialarghe feels each house applying uniformly to all dormi- mitted it to the board. The board Wheeler objected to the Com- He explained this has occur- this month to recommend tha
allowed from the resident director should decide its own policy be- tories. then decided to apply this new mission's slowness in leasing red as increasing stipulations are the governing boards of membe
to the house council. The amend- cause 'the regulation of open- The unified policy grew out of a policy to all the dormitories, houses. He said: "In this com- placed on legislative appropria- institutions in the state author
ed version was accepted almost opens is not IHA's business." He dispute last year over South tions for both operations and ize legal action to determine th
says "there are wide differences Quad's policy of allowing closed Under the policy, approved by munity we are concerned with
___. - h badoe-nnsaersrc- osn epe ail.Yu ca ctirl outlay and as attemptsi constitutionality of several legis
,the Distinguished Service Awards
for Instructors and Assistant Pro-
fessors, worth $500 at the con-
The recipients of The Distin-
guished Faculty Achievement
Award were Profs. John Bardach,
the School of Natural Resources
and of Zoology; Samuel Elder-
sveld, chairman of the political
science department; Brue Fra-
lick, chairman of the optha-
mology department; Theodore
Hubbell, Director and Curator of
Insects, Museum of Zoology and
professor of zoology; and Daniel