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LXXX, No. 4 L2

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 25, 1970

Ten Cents

Fiaht Pnnae

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Poli sci
TF crisis
, Grad studentunit
accepts proposal
of ad-hoc group
Political science graduate
s t u d e n t s last night over-
whelmingly accepted proposals
which clarify their standing
in the political science depart-
The proposals were formulated
4 by an ad hoc faculty"- graduate
student committee on Sunday
night and have already been ap-
proved by the department's execu-
tive committee.
Political science teaching fel-
lows had cancelled their recita-
tions the week of Feb. 9-14 to
,protest the executive committee's
decision to reduce the depart-
ment's appropriations for teaching
fellowships in order to permit the
hiring of additional faculty.
The acceptance of the proposals
by the graduate students "ends
the present ' crisis situation,"
said John Pammet, president of
the Graduate Student Association
in Political Science. "For now,
things will go back to normal,"
he added.
The proposals include:
-That "no teaching fellow will
be required to teach more sec-
tions for the same or less salary"
next year;
-That the political science de-
partment "will maintain as a mat-
ter of policy the small discussion
group in the 100 level courses as
a vehicle for quality undergradu-
ate education,"
-That "all recipients of one-
quarter time teaching fellowships
receive a grant sufficient to cover
tuition costs...."
One-quarter time teaching fel-
lows have three sections per year,
and one-half time teaching fel-
lows have five sections per year.
' These job definitions will remain
the same next year.
-That "an objective of depart-
mental policy will be the estab-
lishment of an aid program that
would eventually provide suffic-
ient financial support for at least
a three year period for all gradu-
ate students who qualify academi-
cally.and in terms of need," and
-That "the Graduate Affairs
Committee in the future will con-
sider all general policy matters
pertaining to financial aid for
graduate students."
The teaching fellows have con-
tended that the reduction in fel-
lowship .appropriations was not
adequately compensated and that
the original decision had been*
made without the knowledge and
consent of the department's grad-
uate students.
An amendment to the propo-
sals stating that the graduate stu-
dents "assume that there will be
no recriminations against students
for participation in the morator-
ium" was defeated.
There was also disagreement on
allocation of certain fellowships
within the political science de-
partment. However the discussion
did not affect the eventual passage
of the proposals.
The moratorium was designed
"to demonstrate our capability for
collective action," one graduate
student said.
But a motion to boycott their
own graduate classes was defeat-

ed because the students believed
that attending classes was t h e
"best way to raise the issue
among our peers."

Ed group
Hears demands
from students
on promotions
In a closed meeting yester-
'day, the education school's
executive committee postpon-
ed action on demands present-
ed by Students for Education-.
al Innovation (SEI) u n t i
Friday afternoon.
Yesterday SEI demanded t h e
executive committee support the
establishment of a review commit-
tee outside the school to reeval-
uate recently made promotions.
The student group claimed the
committee ignored its own criter-
ia established last December when
it decided on faculty promotions
last week.
These criteria include teaching
effectiveness, research and schol-
arly writing, public service, a n d
service to the education school and
the University.
Several faculty members of the
executive committee have said the
promotions procedure was the
fairest they have ever known in
the school. Dean Beach, who is
not a member of the executive
committee, but often attends i t s
meetings, said he was impressed
by the committee's fairness.
The executive committee took
no action on a memo from behav-
ioral sciences department chair-
man Loren Barritt who recom-
mended that Senate Advisory Com-
mittee review the cases of four
members of his department denied
All four had been recommended
by a departmental promotions
committee. "The executive com-
mittee's decision to respond nega-,
tively to all (four) in the face of
their fine records raises serious
and disturbing questions about ap-
plication of the published criteria
for promotion," Barritt stated.
After the meeting yesterday,;
Cohen refused to comment onE
SEI's demands because he was
leaving immediately for Washing-
ton D.C. He is expected to return
Executive committee member
Prof. Gertrude Scholl said Deant
Wilbur J. Cohen opposed the es-
tablishment of a review committee1
during the meeting,
Executive committee member
Prof. Stan Dimond said the pur-A
pose of Friday's meeting will be
"to keep the channels of com-
munication open."
Today SEI is sponsoring a mass
meeting at noon to discuss futurel

Fleming refers




The text of President Fleming's open letter appears on
today's editorial page.
President Robben Fleming yesterday said he would refer
the issue of on-campus job recruitment to the Committee on
Communications, a student - faculty - administration panel
created by the Regents last week to help resolve conflicts in
the University.
At the same time, Fleming turned down proposals made
by the Radical College and Senate Assembly's Student Rela-
tions Committee for a suspension of recruiting, and a one-day
moratorium on classes for a campus-wide debate on Univer-

-Daily-Jim Judkis
Spring, on the Diag
Over two hundred students participated in the first annual rites
of spring as they gathered around guitarists and sang frivilous
songs to fit their mood.
Hawaii to liberalize
state abortion laws
HONOLULU ( - The Ha-, A joint Hawaii Senate-H o u s e
wai Senate approved 15 to 9 Conference Committee concluded,
"The subject of abortion should
and sent to the governor yes- not be a matter of legislation but
terday a. bill making most should be left as an individual
abortions legal. Gov. John A. matter of conscience and choice."
Burns has said he would allow Most of those in favor said
it to become law without his abortion should be left to individ-
ual conscience, and also cited the

-Daily-Jim Judkis
OVER 30 MEMBERS of Radical College sprawled on the floor
and chairs of Guild House as they discussed plans for attending
a conference on the penetration of foreign markets.
I~ }
Radical College sends
conference delegates,
Radical College, a newly formed coalition of faculty and
students, will have two representatives attending a confer-
ence on international licensing and joint ventures with
foreign countries tomorrow and Friday.
The conference, sponsored by the Institute of Interna-
tional Commerce, was originally opened to only businessmen,
but the institute's Director Robert Adams agreed to allow
two professors to speak at the end of the conference.
After formulating demands last night at a meeting, the
Radical College phoned Adams and asked to be allowed to
send two of six rotating delegates to the conference and that
they be allowed to participate in discussion by asking ques-
tions during the conference.
Those at the meeting generally agreed that Adams' earlier
offer could best be countered by capitalizing on the political
position or the Radical College.
"We have the implicit threat that we're going to do
everything to make what

sity ties with the military and
with corporations.
The president's statements came
in the form of an open letter to
history Prof. Arthur Mendel, a
member of SRC and Radical Col-
lege, who had urged in an open
letter to Fleming last week that
he accept the recommendations of,
the two groups.
In an interview last night, Flem-
ing said he would still consider
accepting the proposals if they
were supported by Senate Assem-
bly, the faculty representative
"I'd certainly think very serious-
ly about it," he said.
Assembly will meet in special
session tomorrow to consider the
The question of recruiting, and
the largersquestion ofUniversity
ties with corporations and the U.S.
military were first raised this year
by Ann Arbor Students for a Dem-
ocratic Society in a "winter of fen-
sive" against recruiters they con-
sider "imperialist" or "racist."
Using a variety of militant tac-
tics, SDS has recently prevented
recruiters from five institutions-
the U.S. Navy, Allied Chemical
Co.. Dupont Co., Chase Manhattan
and General Electric-from inter-
viewing University students.
In his open letter Fleming gave
several reasons for declining to
suspend recruiting:
-That recruiters whose ap-
pointments were cancelled might
not be able to reschedule a visit to
campus this year.
-That "the number of students
who disrupted interviewing at En-
gineering is tiny as compared with
the hundreds of Engineering stu-
dents who are now saying .
that they have a free right to in-
terview," and
-That ''there are a very large
number of people who feel strongly
that a decision on whether or not
to interview is a matter of individ-
ual choice."
On the question of cancelling
classes, Fleming wrote: "It would
not be difficult to obtain from
school and college faculties, and
from school and college govern-
ments which exist in most of the
colleges, an expression on this
question. In the absence of any
such expression, one wonders
whether there is justificaiton for
a moratorium on classes for the
32,000 students who are here in
Ann Arbor."'
Fleming wrote that the suggest-
ion that recruitment should be
done off campus would not solve
the problem for the University.
Fleming said that when he was
chancellor of the Madison campus
of the University of Wisconsin, a
controversial recruiter had at-
tempted to work out of a hotel,
but his reservation was cancelled
after the hotel learned of a plan-
ned disruption.

About 100 people mulled over
proposed demands for a spring
radical offensive last night but
came to no conclusions at a meet-
ing sponsored by Students for a
Democratic Society.
During the session the possibi-
lity of a student strike was raised
as an eventual objective but no
action was taken in that direction.
After two hours of general dis-
cussion tIhe participants broke up
into smaller group to discuss their
individual points of. view.
An SDS member earlier read a
seven-point program which in-
cluded demands that the Univer-
sity end ties with ROTC, war re-
search and corporate recruiting,
and support minority group re-
quests for increased admissions.
The list also called for freeing
six arrested Black Berets and an
end to the "exploitation of women,
the oppression of youth and the
rape of our planet."
"The initial idea of issuing a
program was to say what we're
about and what we want to move
on," said one SDS leader. "We
now need a specific lists of
Along that line another person
read a list of specific requests
on preserving the environment.
These demands, include that the
University sell its stock of cor-
porations that pollute and estab-
lish an ecology department, .and
that the city commit itself to stop
building structures and to provide
mass transit.
A statement by Women's Libera-
tion called for, among other items,
a University clinic to distribute
birth control devices and perform
abortions, a child care center, a
women's study department and
51 per cent faculty and students.
The group also demanded an
end to clothing restrictions on
University employes, maternity
leaves for employes, an equal
amount of financial aid to women
and free self-defense instruction.
During the meeting an SDS
leader said that organization
would "follow the lead of the Rad-
ical College," a group of faculty
and non-academic University em-
ployes, in planning protests for
a conference on penetrating inter-
national markets which will be
held tomorrow and Friday at the
Sheraton Hotel.

California also has recentlyj
passed a liberalized abortion laws.I
Abortion reform proposals, i n -
cluding one that could allow a
woman pregnant for lessathan.
three months to undergo the op-
eration in a private clinic. w e r e
prepared for introduction in t h e
Michigan Senate yesterday.
The bill, approved 31 to 20 by
the House last Friday, stipulates
that abortions must be performed
by licensed physicians in licens-
ed hospitals and that the woman
certify she has been an Hawaii
resident for at least three months.
It also stipulates that no phy-

economic factor. They said econ-
omically disadvantaged women
cannot afford to go to Japan or
other countries where abortion is
The state's present 101-year-old
law permitted abortion only .to
save the life of the mother.

Tenants group seeks injunction
to prevent credit withholdings


sician can be required to perform By DEBBIE THAL
an abortion and no hospital be The Baits Tenants Union is cur-
required to admit a patient to rently seeking an injunction to
have an abortion. prevent the University from with-
M~aximum penalties of $1,000 holding transcripts and prevent-
and five years imprisonment a r e ing registration of union members
set for performing an illegal abor- who continue their rent strike.
tion. Their rent strike began last
The abortion question likely will month when approximately $2000
be taken into court. Robert Pear- was placed in an escrow fund by
son, a Maui Island contractor who residents of Baits housing.
led the anti-repeal forces, said he February's rent is due this Sat-
will take it all the way to the urday and union leaders hope to
U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. have the injunction in court be-

fore that time to encourage more
students to join the strike.
The injunction is regarded as
important by union member re-
gardless of whether the University
is successful in fighting it.
"If we win, we expect more peo-
ple will join the rent strike and
the University will be shown that
they cannot use this type of threat
against us," says Chet Kulis, union
president. "However, even if we
lose, they (the University) will
have to show their hand and

clearly reveal themselves as the
bad guys."
Feldkamp doesn't feel that the
proposed court action is anything
to get excited about nor is he con-
cerned over the proposed picketing
or tent-in.
"We do have a basic disagree-
ment over withholding grades-we
consider tuition and residence fees
to be just parts of a single ac-
count. To separate the two would
be both a major policy and a
major mechanical change," he
said last night. "I think there are
strong reasons not to change."

they're doing as public as pos-
sible," said one member.
"That's exactly what they
don't want - bad publicity."
Specific action for the confer-
ence will avoid disruptions and
instead concentrate on questions
asked by Radical College dele-
gates on particular points during
"My only action will be to listen
to the plans of the conference and
ask questions when something
should be made clear,",said Harry
Bluestone, Grad, who will be one
of the delegates attending the
"We have no responsibility for
disruption," added Architecture
Prof. Joseph Wehrer, "the disrup-
tion will be the responsibility of
other groups.
Persons at a Students for a
Democratic Society meeting last
See RAD, Page 8


Housing woes

keep strike alive

Although landlords claim they have im-
proved maintenance service and tenants no
longer have flagrant violation cases against
them, 50 per cent of students who were rent
striking last year are still striking today.
In fact, the Ann Arbor Tenants Union
agreed to no. longer stress the rent strike
as their main offensive in their war against
the outragious housing situation which they
claim exists in Ann Arbor.
So, why are nearly 600 students still strik-
While the Tenants Union admits that
maintenance service has been quasi-improv-
ed, building faults still head the list of rea-

November and I think I still have a cold,"
sneezed a striking sophomore.
Reasons for striking also include, besides
maintenance problems, the students' general
dissatisfaction with their rents, leases, dam-
age deposits,, and what they see as com-
plete landlord control over housing in Ann
"It's really our only way of getting back at
the establishment, know what I mean?"
queries a graduate student.
And a senior adds, "Ann Arbor is turn-
ing into a regular Howard Johnsons. We
really should do something about g i v i n g
more control to the students."
Most strikers express satisfaction with
the help and advice they have received from

many strikers feel they will will not strike
again, "The union has been very efficient
in my case," says Enderleck. "However, al-
though I am in sympathy with the Union, I
don't think I would strike with them again.
I think I can handle the problem myself
"If we had some real grievances and were
renting from one of the larger management
companies, we might strike next year. Other-
wise we could do without the legal hassle,"
said a senior.
Two students who began striking 1 as t
November "just to protest our high rent"
said, "We probably won't strike again. The
landlord wasn't hurt, just pissed off. There

Tonight at 7:30, the Baits union
will hold a meeting to discuss the
facingSDS the union.denies
A plan to hold a tent-in protest-
ing living conditions and rents at
Baits will be considered. The site in. SJ Udii
of the tent-in-to be named Baits
III---would be the Diag, or the By LARRY LEMPERT
backyai of President Robben
Fleming ar Housing Director John ;Students for a Democratic So-
Feldkamp. ciety last night responded to
amp. charges filed with Central Stu-
The union also hopes to set up c
a picket line at the LSA Bldg. on dent Judiciary charging SDS with
Friday to "remind University disruption in an actioaast onth
housing tenants of the great deald te ctlDm h
they're getting." A letter to CSJ from SDS
"We've talked to them, but stated. "Concerning the complaint
nothing is being done. Feldkamp made against SDS by the Engin.
won't even let us see his budget for people, we hereby deny all 15
next year," says Kulis. d points. See you at the hearing."
Kuli says Kais. tIn a complaint considered by
seriusaly dist bedbyt he re CSJ last week the Engineering
serousy dstube bytherecntPlacement Committee and the Ex-
Ihouin~rg deposit. increase from 95 _.___._ . i

disruption charge
ont recruiter case

fied and the plaintiffs will make
a preliminary presentation.
However, SDS will not be re-
sponsible for defending itself at
that time.
The points of the complaint de-
nied by SDS include:
-That some of the individuals
who came to the West Engineer-
ing on Jan. 29 "for the activity
sponsored by SDS, entered the in-
terviewing room and interrupted
the interview process without
authorization; shoved, pushed or
physically prevented p e r s o n s
scheduled for interviews from at,-

of the Student Government Coun-
cil concerning student conduct."
SGC rules prohibit acts that
"destroy University property or
significantly interfere with the
free movement of persons or
things, on the campus," as well as
"intentional disruption of Univer-
sity functions."
--That the action "was intended
for the purpose of and did in fact
disrupt the Placement Service in-
terview function of the University
of Michigan;"
-That SDS was responsible for
the action in that "handbills and

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