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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom


Student Boycott Brings




Northern Michigan University
officials were told yesterday by
the state's powerful Senate and
House Appropriations Committesr
that the university should be
closed unless it resumes full oper-
ations immediately.
A substantial portion of stu-
dents and faculty have been boy-3
cotting classes at NMU for the!
past week in a dispute over the1
dismissal of Prof. Robert Mc-
Celellan of the NMU history de-

To Clos4
Reports on the effectiveness of
the boycott. range from the uni-
versity's estimate of twenty-five
per cent to the demonstrators
claim of seventy-five per cent
The Board of Controllers of
NMU refused to renew McClellan's
contract for next year and accus-
ed him of encouraging student-
protest, criticising the new under-
graduate program, and opposing
various other policies which the
Board had approved.
McClellan has categorically de-





Student Strikes Stop
Grambling Classes

nied every charge as the Board
of Controllers has stated them on
p u b 11 c television. McClellan
charged that "The Board of Con-
trollers has been completely un-
reasonable, and although I as-
sume they are trying to do their
best, in fact, they are destroying
the University."
McClellan said he is glad the
Legislature has finally taken
action in recommending resumpt-
ion of normal operatins because
"it is in danger of being censured
by the American Association of
University Professor.s"
Last night the American Civil
Liberties Union agreed to support
McClellan in his pursuit of aca-
demic freedom. Attorneys for the
ACLU said that if the Board of
Controllers does not reinstate Mc-
Clellan by its next meeting, they
will take his case to federal court
and will pursue his rights there.
Meanwhile, a majority of stu-
dents and faculty members on
NMU's campus have expressed
their support for McClellan. They
have organized a group known as
the Committee for Defense of
Academic Freedom (CDAF) which
proposes to "raise funds for
McClellan's legal defense and to
inform the public of the facts
of the case," according to Mike
Lynch, an NMU student.
The Committee has organized3
a boycott of classes for the past
week. McClellan feels that a large
portion of NMU's faculty is behind
him, and claims that the boycott
is ranging from total effective-
ness in some departments to
hardly any support in others
Some students have also signed
affidavids which claim that some:

Kahn, Rose Lead
N 'ioon D~gPoesters Call for Termination of
IU' Participation in Tlailand Project
More than 300 students and faculty members staged a
non-disruptive sit-in in the lobby of the Administration
Building yesterday to protest the University's involvement
in classified war research.
The demonstration lasted from 1 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.,
and the crowd had dwindled to approximately 25 people by
its close. Several resolutions were passed during the last hour
of the protest, including one calling for termination of
University participation in the Thailand project.
This project includes a series of research probes con-
ducted by the University in Thailand from 1964-66, and its
-Daily-Jay Cassidy current work in a $1 million -

Grambling College has suspended
25 students who have been lead-
ing demonstrations and class
strikes aimed at upgrading the
"academic environment" of the
school and de-emphasizing sports.
The students, 22 males and
three coeds, were given two hours
to leave the campus. Among those
suspended were the student body
Allow Press
At Meetings

president and -the editor of the
student newspaper.
The mass suspensions, however,
did not end a student boycott of
classes which began a week ago.
The college, which is predomi-'
nintely Negro, has a total en-
rollment of 4,200 students, but
only 200 attended classes Mon-
day. Student leaders said the
strike will continue indefinitely.
Troops Called
The tense situation here last
week came toa head Saturday
when Louisiana Gov. John Mc-
Keithen ordered out 500 National
Guardsmen to blunt possible stu-
dent uproars. The troops never
arrived at the campus, but are
still standing by at Ruston, a
town six miles away.
The suspension of the student
leaders Monday camne as a sur-
prise. The students were called

terday in the Administration Bui
search. A resolution was passed a
participation in the Thailand pr
Non- Viole
Administ T

The Senate Advisory Committee before a joint meeting of the col- of their professors have threaten-
on University Affairs has ap- lege's Disciplinary Committee and ed their students with an F (oi By DANIEL OKRENT
proved a plan by which reporters the Interdepartmental Council. failure) if they do not attend and STEVE WILDSTROM
from The Daily will be allowed Three minutes after the meeting classes. Daily News Analysis
to attend "one or two meetings" began the suspensions were an- The most striking feature oft
of SACUA each semester. All nounced. In an attempt to create at-. yesterday's sit-in in the Adminis-
meetings of the 15-member com- Three students are members of ..nofor theirocadetudLns tration Bldg. was its markedly
wilform a motorcade to Lansing,
inittee * have traditionally been 1 the Disciplinary Committee, but refined, quiet one.
closed to the public and the two of them, the student body Unlike recent demonstrationst
fund-raising dance at Michigan
press. president and vice president, were g at the University of Wisconsin at
The plan calls for "the chair- among the 25 suspended. Other State University. '. Madison and at New York's
man of SACUA, in consultation members of the committee are Some professors who are in Brooklyn College, where police
with editors of The Daily, to faculty members and adminis- agreement with the boycott have were called in by both administra-
plan an agenda on topics of trators. resumed their classes outside the tions to break up student protests
mutual interest" to be discussed Poor Academic Rating university in homes and in re- on school property, the sit-in was!
at these meetings. Grambling President R a 1 p rstaurants. left alone to die in its own talk.
The plan further provides for Jones, who doubles as baseball Other activities conducted by Sit-ins were originally conceived
"a press conference to be held coach, refused to make any com- the committee have included mass as a disruptive tactic to protest
for releasing information to The ment on the week of demonstra- demonstrations Tuesday and yes- racial discrimination in the South
Daily and other news media" tions. However, Nolden Thomas, terday in support of McClelan. during the early '60's. This partic-
after each SACUA meeting, and a member of a 12-man faculty During "Big Wednesday," as yes- ular sit-in, broadly aimed at
for "opportunity to- be provided mediating group selected by the terday was termed, an estimated terminating the University's in-F
for background sessions and off- students, characterized the school 1,500-2,000 students peacefully volvement in a $1 million counter-
the-record briefings" with repre- as ranking academically among marched into the city after rally- insurgency project in Thailand
sentatives of The Daily on "topics the "lowest of Negro colleges in ing around a bonfire which con- and at ending classified military
designated by SACUA or by the the country." sisted of University publications. research here was so undisruptive
other interested parties." Thomas said athletics are def- However, on Tuesday night that it enjoyed the presence of a
The adoption of the measures initely overemphasized at Gram- See 'LEGISLATIVE,' Page 10 collection of vice presidents rarely
at SACUA's meeting last Monday bling. "Athletics are prioritized in - --
follows several years of attempts funds, the yearbook, and public
by The Daily to persuade SACUA relations materials, and even the H aV s t
as well as the Faculty Senate and president has made the baseball
the Faculty Assembly to open hall of fame."

1TS and many faculty members staged a non-disruptive sit-in yes- Defense Department project to
lding to protest the University's involvement in classified war re- help the Royal Thai Armed
fter extensive discussion calling for termination of University Forces set up a full scale mili-
roject. tary reconnaissance system.
Several administration officials
were present at the sit-in, includ-
rit A tite -t k s ing Vice President for Research A.
Geoffrey Norman, Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer Wilbur
" tion 1 nilding Sit-I Pierpont, Vice President for
Vice President for Student
Affairs Richard L. Cutler.
seen in public together at student Vice President for Academic Af- The sit-in began with a noon
meetings. fairs Allan F. Smith joined stu- M rally on the Diag, where Prof.
In fact, credit for the passive dents sitting on the floor outside Marc Ross of the physics depart-
temper of the demonstration must his office and participated in the ment, Student Government Coun-
largely be given to these very debate. Vice President for Stu- cil President Bruce Kahn, '68, and
same administrators, who have dent Affairs Richard L. Cutler, Daenzer. S0 gave addresses.
frequently been the object of stu- who has been the object of the D '
dent attack. They performed in most violent possible verbal ; Despite a drizzling rain, a crowd
such a professional way - some- abuse in the past year, was pres- of over 100 heard Zoss say that
thing notably lacking on the side ent at the sit-in for nearly its "a peaceful sit-in is needed to pro-
of administrators in Madison and full six-hours life, talking and mote a thorough re-examination
Brooklyn - that they became joking with students, faculty of the Thailand project as a
neither a focus of the demonstra- members and administrators. morally obnoxious military service
tion nor the objects of personal Vice President and Chief Fin- project."
abuse. ancial Officer Wilbur K. Pier- Sit-in Important
Vice President for Research A. pont did his part, too. When Kahn emphasized the impor-
Geoffrey Norman spent two hours demonstraters marched upstairs tance of the sit-in to express op-
discussing the issues of research to President Hatcher's office, they position to classified research,
with protesters in the hot, crowd- found that his door - as well "which allows people to withhold
ed lobby of the Administration as almost all others on the cor- answers to questions like 'why
Bldg. While the discussion occas- ridor - was locked. One brief should there be classified re-
ionally became heated, debate entrance by city police (Lt. Eu- search'?"
was kept to the issues. There was gene Staudenmeier stopped in The protesters then moved en-
none of the name-calling that "because I was curious") went masse to the Administration Bldg.
has come to be associated with largely unnoticed, and Pierpont After a short debate, the dem-
student - University confronta- saw to it that it wasn't followed onstrators voted that the sit-in
tions. by a more official visit - "No, would be "non-disruptive" and in-


Unions, War


their meetings to reporters.
Prof. Frank Kennedy, chair-
man of SACUA, said that the
measures reflect "a change in
the attitudes of the members of
SACUA," who are newly elected
each year, "and a change in the
climate of the whole University."
This new climate, he explain-
ed refers to the increasing desir-
ability of having students in-
formed as official activities of
faculty and administration.
Kennedy said he expected that
the plans would be implemented
by next semester, but that the
committee had not yet decided
on final plans.

About 3,500 of the school's 4,200
students met in a mass rally Sun-
day night and decided to continue
the boycott of classes this week-
Students said the strike will con-
tinue until their demands of the
administration are met.
Among other things, an organ-'
ization which calls itself the In-
formers has demanded the dis-
missal of seven Grambling ad-
ministrators. They have also de-
manded that President Jones re-
sign his position as baseball
Other student demands are that
President Jones:
See 'GRAMBLING,' Page 6

Destroys Cities But Not Spirit

By STEVE NISSEN Peace Committee of North Viet-
"It appears as if one American nam as part of a group of seven
objective of the bombing of North Americans who had participated
viTnam is to destroy the visiblp in a conference in Czechoslovakia

signs of progress in the country,"
according to Carol McEldowney,
A former co-chairman of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society,
Miss McEldowney recently return-
ed from a two and a half week
stay in the North Vietnamese
capital. She was invited by the'

between North Vietnamese, the
National Liberation Front (NLF)
and Americans from the Peace
She said that she was given free
access to many parts of Hanoi
spending much of her time wan-
dering about the city. sometimes
with an interpreter.

Many large buildings in the city!
have been evacuated, Miss McEl-
downey reported. "The Vietnamese
told us they thought the bombing
of heavily Catholic areas indicated
the U.S. intention to create dis-
sension between parts of the pop-
ulation and the governments."
"The people see the war as a
temporary interruption of theirI
progress," she said. "They think
the United States has already lost.
They see each bombing escalation
in the North as an indication of
the American military failure in!
the South."
"I saw no evidence of military
or police coercion," she said, "but
it would be difficult for foreigner
to document such coercion if it
She did not see evidence of re-

we won't be calling the police," vited Norman to speak.
he said. Norman defended the University
The mere presence of four top- position in a two-hour dialogue
level University officials produced with the demonstrators. He said
a surprising down-tempo atmo- that he was 'very much influenced
sphere. When Norman was first by the fact that an issue raised
invited to address the group, he on campus could draw a group the
responded smilingly and willingly size f this." But he added he was
to the applause of the demonstra- "disturbed by the circumstances
tors. The only sign of hostility under which the issue has been
from the crowd came when Pro- 'whipped up.'"
fessor Emeritus William G. Dow, He said the trend in future re-
retired chairman of the electrical search projects will bring a de-
engineering department, w a s cline in Defense Department fund-
greeted by hisses when he lauded ing and an increase from agencies,
the University's role in "strength- such as the Department of Health,
ening the military establish- Education, and Welfare.. He in-
ment." sisted the question of research ap-
Confusion among the demon- propriations "properly rested with
strators also contributed to the the faculty," and that "I could
mood of peaceful debate. The sit- reject contracts, yes; and I could
in began without a clear con- lose my job for doing it."
sensus among participating stu- I Resist Intimidation
dents and faculty members on Prof. Anatol Rapoport of the
just what the protest was about.
The more radical members of Mental Health Research Institute
the group demanded an immed- answered Norman by saying, "the
iate end to all classified contracts University should not be intimi-
and student review powers over dated' by federal agencies that
all other research projects. Other; threaten to withhold funds if clas-
See 'NON-VIOLENT,' Page 2 See '300,' Page 2

Stir Protests'
By The Associated Press
Military recruiters allowed on
campuses and unions barred from
campuses were the focal points
yesterday of a wave of student
protests, many of which ended in
violence and arrests.
More than 100 students were ar-
rested for disturbing the peace at
the University of Zooma in a demv-
onstration against the presence of
a Marine recruiter. Students at
Central State University in Ohio,
in the meantime, stormed the
campus administration building,
trapping the school's president,
Harry Groves, inside. Other minor
scuffles occurred at the City Co
lege of New York, the University
of Pennsylvania, and Stanford
At Iowa, a blockade by members
of Students for a Democratic So-
ciety turned into a kicking, shov-
ing and hair-pulling melee as they
were charged by over 200 hecklers.
Iowa Senator Tom Riley told the
hecklers that "My sympathy is
with you, but we trust use the
law, not our fists, to gain our
Helmeted policemen soon con-
verged on the crowd and warned
them to disperse within two min-
utes. To the strains of "We Shall
Not Be Moved," the police dragged
or led 100 student pickets and
Prof. George Starbuck, head of
Iowa's prestigious Writers' Work-
shop into buses bound for jail.
Action at CSUI
Students at the predominantly
Negro Central State, about 20
miles southeast of Dayton had
crowed in to Bundy Hall in a show
of support for the school's non-
teaching employes, who are in-
volved in a labor dispute with the
Greene County Sheriff Russell
A. Bradley began rounding up
deputies to put down the disturb-
ance, but the crowd broke up be-
fore assistance was .needed.
"The action itself is clearly dis-
respectful of normal authority,
however, I think most any presi-
dent these days knows this sort of
thing is likely to happen on his
campus," Groves noted.
49 Arrested at CCNY
The arrest of 49 "CCNY students
Wednesday for trying to prevent
construction work at a temporary
building site on the campus
brought an angry call from stu-
dent leaders for further demon-
strations too.
Police seized the 49 youths after
they sat down in front of a bull-
dozer at the site, a favorite stu-
dent lounging lawn.
At Pennsylvania, 100 students
protested ttiie presence of recruiters
from the U.S. Navy and Dow
Chemical Co. The demonstration
ended when the recruiters had to
leave the offices in which they
were interviewing because a dem-
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Antioch Society Involves Entire Town

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last As an outsider looks at the ries a silver badge in his breast exist, they are ignored and con- strciuns ocivilins, hereare,
of three reports on the liberal people milling through the cam- poclet. sidered by all of the Antioch strictions on civilians, there are,
tradition of Antioch College in the pus it is nearly impossible to dis- "We have to be very careful," community as antiquated. Conti- rationing and requirements that
small town of Yellow Springs. Ohio. tinguish between students and one student explained. "There's uous movement between the sexes people particpate in self-defense
non-students. The person loung- lots of fads around here for pot goes on, and "to an outsider it people
By JIM HECK ing in front of the Main Building and the draft and the war and probably appears curiously silly "There were air alerts most
Special To The Daily might be a faculty member, a everything." Each Antiochian is expected t mornings, and we could hear
YELLOW SPRINGS - The An- poet, a "still - to - be - discovered" Whether or not federal agents cultivate his 'thing" until ot be- rnimbs g as e cs hear
tioch Society is unlike any other author or Horace Champney, a really do exist on the Yellow comes "beautiful. A person s mbs (an ale as
college campus community. It is Quaker who sailed to Haiphong Springs campus is a major debate thing may be the meditation of !meters (6 miles). Shelters are
composed of not only students, over the summer for medical sup- within the administration, but governmental bureaucracy, blow- holes' or 'manholes' capable of
faculty, and staff of the college, plies for the Viet Cong. nevertheless students display a ing glass, distilling beer or writing holding a single person.
but also the residents of Yellow "The word student means less chronic fear that they are under music backwards.
Springs who are past graduates, here than in other places," one the constant watch of hundreds One student summed up his Miss McEldoney described a es-
humanists and poets. student told me. "In one sense of governmental eyes. thing by telling me: Everybod y's idential section only a half mile
Cut off from the outside world everyone here is a student, and The cab driver who hauled me glued and the glue is thick and from her hotel which had been
----- --.-...------,-' ;,, ..--"-l-nn. .- lc"to Va1mcx gnvino frmm the Va the thick is dense and the dens "devastated" by bombing attacks.



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