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Light showers, clearing
in afternoon and evening

Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
Secret Research: Uncle-SamWants
EDITORS NOTEy This is the second or a W. Butler, $600,000 of Cooley Labs' George Zissis, head of the WRL infra- tually all frontier work has military ap-
four part series by a team of Daily reporters
on military research at the University. $1,090,000 budget is in classified work. red physics laboratory added, "We hard- plications and radar research at the Uni-
By STEVE WILDSTROM The Radiation Laboratory has under ly ever turn down government money for versity, therefore, is almost entirely clas-
You walk through the door of the $100,000 in classified work. a classified project when it remotely fits sified. Other fields in which University
The physical trappings-badges, guards, into any of the programs we're working researchers work, such as infrared remote
non-descript, converted Army building escorts, locked safe-files tell only a small, on." sensing and holography, the science of
marke "irector's Office nalbeit dramatic, part of the military sec- The impact of the security measures lenseless, three-dimensional photography,
Just inside the entrance a uniformed urity scene. extends from the electrical engineering are also heavily classified.
business. The party you've come to see department classroom to the highest Because most frontier research in radar
s paged on the intercom and when your echelons of the administration. is classifed the engineering school's 10
story checks out you sign into a register 0For example, last year the Army de- day summer conference on "Principles of
and are issued a numbered badge reading cided that it wanted 10 of its officers to Synthetic Aperture Radar" was secret.e
"Visitor-Escort Required." "be aware of the latest talent and tech- About 95 participants paid $300 to learn
While awaiting the arrival of your niques in electronic warfare," explained how radar can be used to resolve objects
escort, you glance at the posters on the '* 44 electrical engineering department chair- at great distances from the earth. The
lobby wall: "Security, too, depends on 5 r man Hansford W. Farris project was sponsored by the Air Force.
teamwork" and "Don't discuss classified ' ** USo for $23,000 the University set up a
material over the telephone." mm ~ special semester long course during the m yn"y
posium" which the University has con-
Although more reminiscent of a spy fall term last year. The men took a spe- dmum" forc the st13ersiy classi
movie than Angell Hall, this is the scene cial classified course in jamming and dT.e..rat.....ersetasied
at the University's Willow Run Labora- lo ll penetration aids according to Farris. go e r Idutra a reduatiof
6 government, industrial and educational
tories at Ypsilanti. In this course they studied techniques institutions attended the three day clas-
Located at a former Nike missile site,.n for jamming radar and looked at such sified meeting devoted entirely to ad- .
amidst cornfields and woods on the questions as whether they should use FM vaned maehniues. Itwseld in
eastern edge of Willow Run Airport, WRL MILITARY RESEARCH or AM radio signals to jam. In addition Seattle in June. ns
is the heart of a campus security story AT MICHIGAN the officers also took three unclassified
that spreads onto the University campus engineering school classes in antennas erya.rnts eifui
10 miles away. =a.%:: ss ' : r~?1 E ad t s sas with students. Although students can and
1mieawy. and radiation, systems analysis and comn- d oko lsiidpoetaltee ~
In recent years WRL's classified work Classified work also involves closed puters. do work on classified projects, all thesery
has expanded to the Gas Dynamics and courses, seminars, and conferences, classi- "After the course was over the officers undlassed.Aongto Cey's Butl s,
Aeronautical Engineering Laboratories fied and unclassified versions of some split up. Some went to Vietnam others astatdnt prey's twer,
and the IST building on North Campus. publications, widespread confusion and went to Berlin and elsewhere," said Far- thsm rsu natdt rp ngw
Classified work is also done at the Cooley some complaining. ris. versions of his dissertation research re-
port, a public one for his degree and az
Laboratories on North Campus and the Generally the University is not opposed "We put the course on because the classified one for his vegre nsor
Radiation Laboratory on Catherine St. to doing secret work. Explains Vice-Pres- Army wanted the package," he added. classified one for his government sponsor.
About $9 million of WRL's $11 million ident for Research A. Geoffrey Norman, "But in the future I think we'll discour- Nelson W. Navarre, assistant director
1967-68 budget is classified work sup- "Some fields are totally classified, if you age this kind of thing. They can do it . of Cooley says a majority of the doctoral LOCKED SAFE-FILES in the basement of the Cooley
ported by the Defense Department. Evald- want to play the game, you have to play at their own schools more cheaply." students working on their dissertations on North Campus. Security rules require that the files
son said. According to director Thomas by the rules" Radar is one of the fields in which vir- See CLASSIFICATION, Page 7 locking bars put in place at the end of the day.
- 1 1 11 11 11111111i1 M a u

-Daly-Robert Sheffin
Electronics Laboratory
must be closed and th





Anti-War Protesters

LBJ Intolerance
State Democratic Chairman Says
Johnson Could Hurt Party Ticket1
LANSING oP) - An unpopular Lyndon Johnson heading the
Democratic ticket next year could mean trouble for the whole ticket,
State Party Chairman Zolton Ferency said yesterday.
In a statement released by the Democratic State Central Com-
mittee, Ferency expressed unhappiness with what he described as
attempts by national party leaders to prevent counter-insurgency in
party ranks.
"It has now become obvious that the White House is in no mood
to tolerate differences or dissent from administration policy," he
said. "And there will be no friendly gestures in the direction of the
uneasy and unhappy liberals, in-
tellectuals and 'peace' Demo-
"Apparently, t h o s e currently
holding national Democratic party
reins have already decided that,
they will name the ticket and
write the platform, and every-
body had better become be-



To Halt Induction,

Battle Oakland Police


Voice -Slates
Petition On
Voice Political Party-Students
for a Democratic Society voted
last night to circulate a campus
petition on the issue of war re-
search at the University.
The petition will express op-
position to secret research and
urge all the members of the aca-
demic community not to engage
in any military studies. The peti-
tion will be circulated beginning
later this week after Voice's war
research committee composes the
final draft.
Voice has been reviewing the
presence of military research at
the University continuously dur-
ing the last year, and has discus-'
sed possible tactics at several of
their recent meetings.

Power Structure
Ferency warned that if the
"Washington Democratic power
structure continues down the
'shape-up-or-ship-out' pathnit has
chosen, the 1968 Democratic na-
tional convention will either be a
donnybrook or a dud."
"Which it will be," he said, "de-
pends on the reaction of the dis-
satisfied and dissenting Demo-
crats to this early pressure from
the Johnson administration."
And, if no organized Democratic
opposition materializes soon, he
added, "everybody might just as
well stay home from the conven-
tion, unless they are for one more
chorus of 'Happy Birthday -
Democrats are deeply concern-
ed about the continued decline of
the President in the popularity
polls, Ferency said.
"Popularity polls and opinion
surveys create a bandwagon ef-
fect that's hard to reverse," he
"If an unpopular LBJ is our
candidate, and if next year's pres-
idential campaign descends to the
level of an electronic beauty con-
test, the whole Democratic ticket
could be in trouble for all the
wrong reasons," he added.
Early Commitments
Ferency s a i d the national
"powers - that - be" are seeking
early and solid commitments
from the various state delegations
to Johnson "and all of his works
and deeds."
Democrats who want to be
heard on either the national,
ticket or platform had better getf
started before the end of the year,
he added.t

While Alice Lloyd House Judi-
ciary yesterday told freshmen
women that only the University
can regulate hours, Blagdon House
in Markley was drawing up par-
ental permission slips for Blag-
don freshmen, who have already
abolished curfew.
No one seems to know how to
handle the resolutions by Student
Government Council, Joint Judi-
ciary Council and Inter-House As-
sembly which have given freshmen
women the right to determine
their own hours.
SGC resolved that 51 per cent
of the freshmen women in a house
could petition to eliminate their
hours. JJC decided to refuse to
uphold any late minutes given by
house judiciaries which will not
acept freshman petitions. IHA de-
termined that each house is to
make its own personal conduct
And John Feldkamp, director of
University Housing, told IHA
Monday that residence hall staff
will merely "counsel" offenders,
even though they are breaking of-
ficial University rules. According
to Feldkamp, only student judici-

of freshman women in the Resi-
dential College to end their hours.
Freshmen in two dorms, Jor-
dan and Stockwell, as well as
Little House in Markley, are
waiting to see what " the Board
of Governors will decide before
taking any action. But others,
following the lead set Monday by
freshmen in Blagdon, are voting,
circulating petitions, and other-
wise campaigning for the aboli-
tion of hours in their houses.
Last night freshmen in Bur-

sley's Hamilton and Sanford
Houses voted nearly unanimously
for a reslution stating that they
would have "no hours, contingent
on parental permission."
In many houses freshmen aie
only talking about hours. Some
don't realize that anything is
happening. Fisher House, in
Markley, will hold a meeting to-
day to explain to freshmen th(
power they now have, according;
to Anne Pegley, judiciary chair-

-Associated Press
OAKLAND POLICEMEN (dark uniforms) are backed up by Highway Patrolmen as they clear demon-
strators from in front of the Armed Forces Induction Center in this California city. Of the 3,500
demonstrators at least 12 were hospitalized and more than 25 arrested during the disturbance.
HousesWatchWait, Aive
Over Freshmen Hours Issue

A crowd of some 3500 college
students from the San Francisco
Bay area was broken up by police
yesterday morning when they at-
tempted to disrupt operations at
the Oakland Armed Services In-
duction Center. The policemen
shoved back the 'students using
night sticks and "normal crowd
control procedures," while nine
buses carrying draftees to the cen-
ter were unloaded.
Meanwhile, in Detroit, sixteen
war protesters were threatened
yesterday with possible induction
and criminal prosecution for turn-
ing in their draft cards in a noisy
demonstration at a downtown
draft board headquarters.
The 16 youths, backed by other
anti-war sympathizers, picketing
outside had jammed the reception
room of the Wayne County Selec-
tive Service Headquarters late
The Berkeley confrontation,
part of "Stop-the-Draft Week" ac-
tivities held across the country,
followed an all-night rally held oi
the Berkeley campus. The rally
was held in defiance of a court
injunction prohibiting the gather-
Police and university officials
decided not to challenge the stu-
dents on campus over the injunct-
ion, but when the protest moved to
the induction center the Oakland
Police Department, the Califor-
nia State Highway Patrol, and the
Alameda County Patrol combined
to disperse the protesters.
Lorrie Lipson, a member of the
ad hoc "Stop-the-Draft Week"
committee, charged that the po-j
lice used tear gas as well as night
sticks in dealing with the crowd.
"They tried beating us into leav-
ing," she said.
However, an administrative as-
sistant to the chief of the Oak-
land Police Department denied
that any gas was used in dealing
with the demonstration. The "nor-
mal crowd control procedures" as
he explained, include nightsticks,
"wedge" and "diagonal" forma-
tions, and helmets for the officers.
The nightsticks, he added "were
used to good end."
The police official defened their
actions, pointing out that 'this
was no regular non-violent crowd"
where the protestors are carried
off. "They were using rocks and
sticks, and had blocked all the
streets and sidewalks," he said.
"California law required us to dis-

the Oakland Induction Center. ing behind the injunction" to keep
"The committee feels that the students *from using their facil-
injunction will set a precedent bar- ities as they want to.
ring all future political activity The demonstration at the induc-
on campus," Lipson explained. tion center is the second in two
The university recognized the days, both being organized in the
injunction, which was served at name of the "Stop-the-Draft-
the request of the Alameda County Week." Some 50 were arrested on
Supervisors, and closed university Monday, including folk singer Joan
facilities to the student-organized Baez and all were given ten day
rally. Miss Lipson charged that the sentences yesterday in municipal
university administration is "hid- court.
EMU Senate Rescinds
Tobilization Subsidy

The Student Senate of Eastern
Michigan University last night
rescinded an appropriation of
$250 in student funds to subsi-
dize bus transportation to the
Fall Mobilization in Washington
Saturday. The senate had come
under heavy pressure from stu-
dent body elements and adminis-
trators following the original
passage of the bill last week by
a 13-12 vote.
Last night a substitute measure
was introduced which would au-
thorize the Student Senate to act
as an agent for the distribution
of the $250. However, the funds
would have to come from dona-
tions by campus and community
groups, rather than the senate.
The motion was passed after
three hours of heated debate.
EMU Vice-President for Busi-
ness and Finance Lewis Proffit
explained last night that "public
funds at our university will not
be used for political purposes."
He said that he would not have
approved the $250 check if the
senate had refused to reconsider
its action.
Circumvents Veto
According to senate public re-
lations director Dick Skutt the
new bill effectively circumvents
IProf fit's veto- on student govern-
mentbudget appropriations be-
cause the funds come from out-t
side sources.
Then$250 appropriation reduces
studenit transportation costs for
the trip from about $23 to $5 for'
the first 36 students who signed
up on a "first come, first served

proval of the anti-war movement,
the bill merely enables students
to attend a "politically signifi-
cant gathering" despite a cost
which might be prohibitive to
The bill's sponsors claim stu-
dents support the measure, citing
a recent poll of 400 students
taken at the McKinney Union by
several senate members. They
say a majority of those polled sup-
ported the appropriation.
Students Tell


JJC To Tell Rule Violators'

Of Right to.I
Associate Managing Editor
Joint Judiciary Council voted
last night to notify residents of
the University housing system
that they may take the initiative
in bringing their cases before the
student judiciaries.
Students reprimanded by dor-
mitory staff members for conduct
that does not violate student pass-

Direct Appeal
of conflict where it belongs-be-
tween the whole student body,
which authorized the rules, and
the administration, not between
the student and an individual staff
member," Steinberger added.
JJC, in other action, acquitted
six students charged with a group
violation of Inter-House Assem-
bly visitation rules. The decision
rested on the grounds that at the
time of the offense these rules

W r Work'
Special To The Daily
a mass meeting held last night,
students at Antioch College is-
sued an ultimatum to the ad-
ministration to stop immediately
all war research currently being
carried on at the college.
Student Leader Eric Stand
told over half of Antioch's 900
campus student body at a meeting
yesterday, "If they don't stop re-
search by next Wednesday, stu-
dents will enter the buildings to
stop it."
Antioch has been carrying on
war research with the Air Force
since the end of World War II.
Most of the approximately $500,-
000 in research has centered on
projects dealing with the com-
parisons between ariel and human



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