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L'oI LXXX No. 92 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 21, 1970 Ten Cents
Regents ask weakerOS policyb(
By JUDY SARASOHN consent" of the policy board was and expend such monies subject to "It seems to me the crux of the the same time he "must also have would determine his role and that the oth
The Regents released yesterday changed to require "advice" only. normal University business proced- argument of authority comes leadership qualities which enable of the board. the mat
a draft of key portions of bylaws ! The authority of the policy ures." down to two assumptions," said him to be an important influence "If we can work out a de facto Office 8
on the role of students in decis- board to set general policy f o r The bylaws concerning the role Fleming, "either one assumes that in making policy for the office practice within the office when Flemi
ion-making, calling for a major OSS was advised to provide for of the student services policy board the board and the vice president and elsewhere." everything is fine, but if a new themase
re-orientation of the powers of the vice president and the board are in opposition to reports made will be continually fighting, in vice president takes the bylaw e be
the proposed student-dominated 'jointly" to set general policy. by the faculty-student search com- which case a bylaw will make no Gnent to the original draft which literally then there will be the exe
Office of Student Services Policy ! Eliminated a section which mittee for the new vice president. difference, or one assumes the Howe'obligatrin drres t trouble," he said
Board. gave students the sole power to The committee, which nominat- two will work harmoously. to "follow and execute" the board's The SC president said he wasHowe
The'regental changes generalize enact regulations governing non- ed five candidates for the post The Regents wrote in the re- policy decisions munsure what "jointly" means and current]
the function of the policy board academic conduct. interviewed candidates under the draft, "As a matter of adminis- that he would have to be assured Job hav
and limit the board's power to set ! A clause which would have assumption that the vice president trative practice no vice president "They (the R e g e n t s) say that the wording could not be used will app
policy binding on the new vice pre- the Regents seat, without v o t e ultimately selected would be re- who wishes to have a harmonious throughout that the vice president against the board when it came cers wh
sident for student services. A but with full speaking privileges, sponsible to a student-dominated working relationship with his con- should work the right way but into conflict with the vice presi- The
binding policy board was recom- two students designated by SGC policy board. stituency will appoint as unit di- that they'll allow him to work :ent. constitu
mended in the original student- to represent students during their Fleming said yesterday the Re- rector one who is known to be anyway he pleases," said SGC "If the board and the vice presi- sole po
faculty committee draft submitted deliberations was deleted. gents revised the bylaws requir- unacceptable." President Marty McLaughlin. :ent indeed work jointly then demic d
to the Regents in September. ! A clause which would allow ing the policy board's consent for In their decision to have the McLaughlin said he found the what happens when a conflict can by the R
The Regents proposed the fol- SGC to levy dues by student re- v i c e presidential appointments board and vice president "jointly" bylaw revision "unacceptable" and not be resolved?" asked McLaugh- ferred t
lowing changes: ferendum and collect those dues and delegating policy-making au- yn apparent attempt to reduce the lin. "Do we lock them in a room leges an
,et policy, the Regents wrote that ,oe fteplc or ool rbe
0 The vice president for stu- through student fees was deleted thority to the board because they power of the policy board to only and let them fight it out?" problem
dent services' obligation to ap- and replaced with authority only believed the original draft down- the vice president "must enjoy advisory status. McLaughlin said he feared that At pr
pointdirectors of the various units to receive funds "appropriated by graded the integrity of the vice a harmonious working relation- McLaughlin said he believed it an irreconcilable conflict would schools
in the office with the "advice and the Regents on a per capita basis president. ship with his policy board." But at would be the vice president who nerely be resolved by Fleming and 'ended d

Eight Pages
er vice presidents, taking
ter completely out of the"
*or Student Services.
ng said last night that in
of a conflict, it would in-
resolved by himself and
cutive board.
ver, the five candidates
y being considered for the
e not indicated that they
peal to the executive offi-
en a conflict arises.
section giving properly
ted student governments
wer to legislate non-aca-
iscipline rules was deleted
regents, who said they pre-
o let the schools and col-
id students work out this
wsent, the faculties of the
and colleges have open-
isciplinary authority.






~proposes parity
for ad board
The LSA Student Assembly last night urged broad initia-
tives toward increased student representation on the literary
college administrative board.
Passed by a nearly unanimous vote, an Assembly pro-
posal calls for:
-The addition of six voting students to the administra-
tive board. The board is presently composed of six faculty,
--Termination of faculty disciplinary hearing boards in'
non-academic matters and substitution of all-student boards;
-Creation of half - faculty, half - student disciplinary
shearing boards to decide all
" a e academic dishonesty cases.
7 111 1_ The proposal will 'be presented
4 j, j, jat next week's meeting of the ad-!
ministrative board.
The proposal's passage con-'
eien u an i stituted a .reversal of the Assem-
It bly's previous position. Last weekr
the Assembly had endorsed the.
position of an administrative
,senteneed ;board subcommittee recommend-
i~f t~ iing the creation of four student
seats on the administrative board
District Judge S. J. Elden yes- and student parity for all hearing
terday handed down the second boards.
sentence in the contention trials However, under pressure from
stemming from the Sept. 25 LSA A s s e m b l y vice-chairman Bob
Bldg. sit-in. Defendant Nora Good- Grobe, an open meeting was call-j
eyne was sentenced to seven days ed last night for re-consideration
,dn jail, a $40 dollar fine, $200 in of the subcommittee's proposal. A
court costs ,and 15 months p'o- counter-proposal was made by
bation. Grobe which was the basis for the
In lieu of paying the $240, 'final statement passed last night.
which the defendant said she Among the nearly 40 people at-
could not afford, Miss Goodeyne the meeting were several members'
began serving an additional 45 of Student Government Councilj
days in jail yesterday. (SGC) who argued that passage'
y Before sentencing, Elden com- of the subcommittee's original
mented that, "I must take into proposal would hinder current
consideration the severity of thejSGC attempts to revise parts of
offense but this must be equated the Regents' bylaws pertaining to
with the fact that the defendant's student decision-making.
action was based on sound judge- "I can't speak out too strongly
'ment and that she believed it. against this." said SGC member
However, when one's choice in Mike Farrell. "If this proposal is
this matter is against the law, one passed now it will hurt the stu-
must be willing to pay the penal- dent's position with the Regents
ty for his offense." The bylaws are in a' crucial stage
Attorney Don Koster, appear- right now and passage of this'
ing in place of defending attorney proposal could really hurt."
Neil Fink, requested that M iss Grobe had predicted that adop-'u
Goodeyne be permitted to serve [ion of the faculty proposal wouldF
her sentence on weekends or on hinder efforts to establish the con-t
1a work crew. Both motions were ,ent that faculty members shouldt
denied, however, not be allowed to sit on student
Eight other persons convicted on disciplinary boards in cases in-
the contention charge were sched- volving non-academic behavior. .1
uled to be sentenced yesterday. Assembly chairman Ken Lasser b
Due to an apparent disagreement disagreed, arguing that the addi-u
over the interpretation of the state tion to the administrative board d
appeal statute, the sentencing was i>f four students with voting privi- a
nnefren rar untl Ttdeltit To 1R nnre .t, c. nimnlrfian+orsir,

-Daily-Jim Judkis
J ohl anD d his thing-
John Hartom stands next to his light-motion creation "Homage to Carlos" which won him a 25
dollar prize in the undergraduate art show, which opened yesterday on the third floor of the Rack-
ham Bldg. IHartom was a organizer of the show, which will be open to the public free of charge
from 5 to 10 p.m. daily.

Assoc. Apts.
to ne satiate ; .
The manager of Associated
Apartments yesterday became I
the first local landlord to re-
cognize the Ann Arbor Ten-
ants Union as a collective bar-
gaining agent for all Associat-
ed Apartments' tenants who
request the union to represent
Meeting yesterday with two
Tenants Union members, the!
Imanager, J. Michael Forsythe
agreed to bargain "collectively
with the Tenants Union about par-
ticular problems that affect all"
such tenants.A ,
Associated Apartments manages '
50 multiple living units. About half
of the Associate Apt. tenants have
given the union approval as their
bargaining agent.
Commenting on his decision,
Forsythe later said, "I am will-
ing to meet with the Tenants Un-'
ion for individual tenants prob-<
lems, when the tenants request
the TUs help, as well as discuss
problems common to all the ten-
ants they represent. However,
the Tenants Union will not have
the authority to bind tenants to Le
the final compromises they reach a
through negotiations. They will Timothy Leary waves c
have only a negotiation power.'' ioh eaywvsc
Forsythe also said he would not was convicted of illegal
negotiate rent reduction with the Texas, jury.
Tenants Union. The union however- -'v"-
did not find this a dissatisfying OBJECT TO C
fact. A TU member explained, "We
have plenty of issues to talk about,
such as grievances procedures, the
8-month lease, and damage de-
In a letter to the union a few
months ago. Forsythe he would'
recognize the Tenants Union as -
agents for his tenants who re-
guested the union to represent
thrm on an individual-not group By RUSS G
The union then contacted As- A meeting schedul
sociated Apt. tenants and asked be held at 120 Hutchins
for permission to become their a movement supporti
bargaining agent. The TU mem- School.
bers presented signatures of these Organizers of the
tenants to Forsythe at yesterday's
meeting. examine both the ext
At that time Forsythe said, with the current grad
"Property owners have d e a l t support for their drive n
through managers and agents for The students apparentl
years and tenants can certainly to grades in the school1
do so by proper authorization." they feel such evaluation;
Reacting to the new recognition, are outmoded in prof
TU group leader, Dave Christeller schools. "I just don't see t
said, "We are extremely pleased. vance of a grading systen
Before we could only have been professional school," said
legal counsel for individual ten-wk, f the niz
ants. Now we can negotiate a wack, one o e organers
whole new lease for the tenants we "The artificial differenti
represent with a bargaining com- grades is out of step with t
mittee made up of tenants from of being aprofessional,"
See TU, Page 8: ed.
SeeTU,_Pag ____ The Law School initia
-/ study of pass-fail options 1
day when the faculty a:
P agT regram for this semester. Th
gi iment provides for a rando



may vote
re board




The composition of
which will manage the
Bookstore may be chan
the administration's
tive to the boardf
Under the bookstor
proved by the Regents
ber, the "Bookstore Po
was to be composed
dents, three faculty me
one non-voting admin
However, the recent
which granted the

postponed unti TI 'uesay, Jan. 28,
at 10:30 in District Court.

reges was an important gain.
See ASSEMBLY, Page 8



TOWITZ exemption from the four per cent that the chance of securing t h e
the board state sales tax, was made with the exemption would be substantially
'University understanding that the admin- enhanced if all three of the Uni-
ged to give istration's representative would versity's constituencies - facul-
representa- have full voting powers. ty, students, and administrators-
full voting The change in the administra- were involved in managing t h e
tor's status was set forth in a brief bookstore.
'e plan ap- written by law Prof. L. Hart Although granting the admin-
last Octo- Wright, which formed the basis of istrator voting privileges ultimate-
licy Board" the University's request for the ly requires regental approval,
of six stu-I tax exemption. The brief was writ- Wright made the change with the
*mbers, and ten early in December. understanding he was supported
istrator. Wright says he stipulated in by the ad hoc committee of stu-
state ruling the brief that the administrator ! dents and faculty that drafted the
bookstore would have a vote because he felt bookstore plan.
-~--._____- - - --- -- - I Wright says he asked law Prof.
ERobert Knauss - who was in-
strumental in drafting the book-
store plan - to secure the ap-
proval of the committee. He says
Knauss told him later that he had
r=leared the change with a suffici-
ic reor ent number of people.
However, each of the commit-
tee members now indicates he was
So, operating as an "internal advisor" never consulted on the change
and with that mandate in mind, the com- but was first informed of it last
mittee's rejection of parity is not too sur- Thursday - over a month after
prising. As McLaughlin pointed out, the request for the tax exemp-
"They're operating from the status quo." tion was submitted.
But as Litwack and Buttrey pointed out, dKnauss was out of town yester-
the report was not aimed at the stu- day and could not be reached for
dents. Buttrey calls it an attempt to get comment on the discrepancy.
things moving, "intended to point out the volved in drafting the bookstore
desirability of student participation to pl n ft nteryoosn-r
the faculty." plan .say they are not very con-
here tyesud"saeiniucerned about the possibility of
Where the students come in is unclear, granting a vote to the administra-

-Associated Press.
try convicted
onfidently yesterday noments before he
ly transporting marijuana by a Laredo
ed by four freshmen law students will
Hall tonight in the hope of organizing
ng a pass-fail grading in the Law
7:30 p.m. meeting say they plan to
ent to which there is dissatisfaction
ding system and the possibility that
might be gathered.
y object

Students hit acaden

Daily News Analysis
As controversy continues to grow over
the proposed Office of Student Services,
policy board, another disagreement has
arisen over student participation in Uni-
versity affairs.
That issue is rejection by the Senate
Assembly's Academic Affairs Committee,
headed by classics Prof. Theodore Buttrey,
of parity in student representation on
araemic affairs nommittaee, Tn a final

to the rejection decision and the reason-
ing behind it in his minority report. He
maintained that the committee had not
been able to arrive at a definition of
"faculty committees" and thus had no
basis for its stand from that angle.
Beyond that, the minority report ques-
tioned the proper role of the academic
affairs committee. "If faculty committees
are concerned with decision-making pro-
cesses which directly affect student lives,
then it i imnrnner to term these commit-

he rele-
m in a
Ted No-
ation of
the idea
he add-
ted a
ast Fri-
1 p ro-
e exper-
am sam-
.d and
ake one

Ho+use pane lt
stud ollutior
The state House Conservation
and Recreation Committee will
consider tonight a major bill on
conservation which would empow-
er the attorney general, local gov-
ernments and private citizens to
sue any public or private program
unnecessarily harming or threat-,
ening the environment.
The Natural Resource Conser-
vation and Environmental Pro-
tection Act, drafted by University
law Prof. Joseph Sax, would au-

Influential members of the

ple of interested secon
third year students to to

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