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Cloudy with
occasional showers

Vol. LXXIXJ No. 19 t, Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 20, 1968 Ten Cents
Research reviewed: Classified business as
By HENRY GRIX ment research, including a $1 mil- The Elderfield Committe, chair- quire "the approval of any outside To insure application of its man has personally pressured fed- "This c
Ma d blu"Go Michlion counter-insurgency project ed by Prof. Robert C. Elderfield peron or agency, before publica- guidelines, the Elderfield Report eral bfficials to end overclassifica- Univer
Beatha and" buttons are a o in Thailand, sparked debate last of the chemistry department, ap- tion of the results of research," suggested the formation of two tion, his work toward the for- going t
Bheato aland"nirsmareingabrout year and< resulted in the accept- proved classified research in gen- committees: the Coon Committee mation of an inter-university tries. A
last year slaseirs fremainngar om ance of Elderfield Report guide- eral. But the 16 faculty and re- ,and an inter-university group to group has not yet paid off. will no
t ers chlines for further University re- searchers on the committee es- reduce "federal restrictions on But the "Other Considerations" on occ
Ersy.lsearch activities. tablished four policy statements, Classified publication . . . of university re- of the Elderfield Report mto sie r
Eight months after the release But the Classified Research cautioning especially against con- search" have, been met-at least tempo- sified r
of the Elderfield Report analyzing Committee, recommended by the tracts whose "specific purpose" is The recommendation for the ra'ily In a vague, final note, the now cc
University ivolvement in classi- Elderfield Report to investigate to "destroy human life or incapa- formation of the inter-university report warned against "the risk" the Co
fled' defense department research, new classified research proposals, citate human beings."at committee was designed to ap- of research which "aligns or ap- dividua
and five months after the report's remained preoccupied with proce- The second policy statement ad- pease researchers who have long pears to align the name of the reseaic
approvalby the Regents the Uni- dural matters during the summer vised the University not to "enterM hian been complaining about "over- University with a particular polit commit
versity has adopted a business Instead of immediately reviewing . into any contract which would classification" of defense depart- ical faction or segment of society its nve
as usual" attitude in accepting contracts, the new committee has restrain its freedom to disclose the meat projects in a foreign country . " weeks,
classified cofitracts. deferred judgment on new pro- existence of the contract or theeBy feincntry h W. C
The new Classified Research posals to the traditional sources: identity of the sponsor." For example a agricultural Thailand oet the Uni-
Committee (the Coon Committee, the faculty member, the dean, de- In the third statement, the al- project involving peaceful tests of famo halnd projectd the i "willr
appointed three months ago by partment chairman oz' lab direc- derfield committee wrote, "The soil conditions has been classified versi e hac s n forei n much."
Faculty Assembly to review pro-- to involved and A. Geoffrey Nor- University will not enter into any because the principal investigptor' all classified research in foreign Alth
posals for secret research will not 4 man, vice president for research. contract which would restrain its 18desires access to a secret sensing counries preside
function for several weeks. Norman, who did not reject a freedom to disclose the purpose device. The whole project is clas- Although neither the Regents "worth'
Meanwhile, from June to Au- single contract bid this summer and' scope of the proposed re- sified simply because use of clas- nor Faculty Assembly endorsed the is just
gust of this year the University asserts his criteria for judging the search," or would prevent "in' sified equipment is involved. "Other Considerations" proviso of searche
sent out 24 proposals for classified merits and deme its of a contract formed discussion copcerning the except under certain conditions. However, the task of the irier. the Elderfield Report, Norman in- contrac
contracts, compared to 19 pro- were, and have always been, with- appropriateness of such research Furthermore, "the University will university committee, like the dicates he is now "hesitant to ac- Coon
posals transmitted during the in the guidelines recommended within the University." not enter into any such contract work of the Coon Committee, is cept military related proposals may re
same period last year.,The Uni- by the Elderfield committee last Policy four cautioned the Uni- if the major findings . . . would still being performed by Vice Pres- abroad."ion of
versity's involvement in govern- January. versity about contracts which re- be unreasonably restricted." ident Norman. Even though Nor- However, Norman continues,

Ten Pages
-ertainly does not mean the
sity of Michigan is not
o do work in foreign coun-
nd this does not mean we
t take classified contracts
occasions under which clas-
esearch is accepted should
me under the province of
on Committee as it in-
lly hashes over each new
h proposal. But even if that
tee does belatedly begin
estigations in the next few
as chairman Prof. William
on of the medical school
es, Norman says it probably
not change policy very.
)ugh the research vice
nt says the committee is
while," he acknowledges it
"another step" for re-
rs to trip over in getting a
t approved.
sees his committee's pri-
sponsibility as "the evolu-
any new policies." But the
See 'U', Page 6

Jurors split verdict;





8 of 13
Eight welfare mothers who sat- ?
in at the Washtenaw County
Bldg. Sept. 5 demanding emer-
4 gency welfare funds were f o u n d
guilty and five others acquitted
yesterday on trespass charges in
Ann Arbor Municipal Court.
Municipal Court Judge S. J.
Elden called the split-decision
"out of the ordinary."

mothers guilty h
he verdict was delivered at mothers, refused to agree to the
a.m. yesterday - 162 hours mothers' demands.
r the trial began.


The 13 mothers were among 49
persons arrested for remaining in
the County Bldg. afterclosing
time. The sit-in was staged after
the Ways and Means Committee
of the County Board of Super-
visors, who had met with t h e

U' students expect
%difficulties at trial
Daily News Analysis

Though the jurors later defend-
ed their split-decision on the basis
that the five xacquitted had n o t
been proved to be in the County
Bldg. after hours, Asst. Prosecu-
tor Booker T. Williams said, "It's
hard to understand how they ar-
rived at those conclusions."
The only controversial case was
that of Mrs. Ernestine Newman,
who was one of the eight mothers
found guilty. She testified that
she voluntarily left the C o u n t y
Bldg. before the arrests were
She claimed she left the build-
ina_ i soan th f-n ndngrhe



The beginning of a long and probably tedious legal "physical health." She recently
battle begins at 9 a.m. today when 199 University students underwent' an abdominal opera-
and 43 others enter pleas to charges of trespassing before ,ion.
Ann Arbor Municipal Court Judge S. J. Elden. ,Though Lt. William M. Mulhol-
The 242 persons were arrested two weeks ago for refusing e d Mrs. Newman from the build-
to leave the County Bldg. after its closing hour. The group ing, the mother's attorney, George
was staging a demonstration in support of welfare mothers Stewart, said he felt he had ade-
who were demanding emergency funds too clothe their child- quately discredited Mulholland's
ren for school. testimony.
A number of interesting issues will be raised during terdheter the mthers sl
these 'trials. Several defense lawyers witnessing Wednes- appeal the convictions of the eight PETER DEBSON speaks on beh
4 day's trial of welfare mothers felt the decision by the jury found guilty. Sentencing is sched- President Fleming at a meeting
was arbitrary. The only defendant who proved to some uled for Oct. 4. An appeal from and Lawrence Lindemer, Debson
extent that her arrest may have been in doubt Mrs. Ernestine municipal court is de novo - gent Paul Goebel.
.granted without question to cir-
Newman, was convicted along with seven other mothers, guit court where a new trial is
while five others were acquitted. The verdict, apparently j completely heard. The maximum
arbitrary, ,will most certainly affect the pleas of many stu- penalty for trespassing is $50 fine -
dents today. One-half of the split jury was seemingly con- or 30 days in Jail or both.
vinced that the legal question was not as important as the 3 The mothers met with Stewart
moral one. until 3 a.m. yesterday morning. By JILL CRABTREE
moral nc. 1but issued no statement.
Thus, if one Ann Arbor jury composed of average Ann t 9 a o tate em ig The Board of Regents yesterday ,
Arbor people can find some sympathy with 13 welfare moth- 242 persons arrested during the toured Residential College facil-
ers for pursuing civil disobedience as a means to champion demonstrations are scheduled to ities and met with about 300 stu-
what they believe, it is not so hard to believe the same type appear before Elden for a pre- dents as a prelude to considera-
liminary hearingtion at today's public meeting of a
of men and women might find sympathy with students sup- Funayerg p $3 million RC proposal for reno-
porting that same cause. Four lawyers presently represent vation of East Quadrangle,
me aus. Ithe group of which 199 are Urn-/
Also affecting how the students plea today is the action versity stud ts. The 1ae ar Before the Regents arrived at
expected by one lawyer, Peter Darrow, with his six clients. Peter Darrow and Arthur Car- the meeting which was held in
Darrow is expected to enter pleas of nolo contendere for penter of Apn Arbor, William one of the Residential College
his clients. The plea is treated as though a guilty plea were Goodman of Detroit and Joseph ninrooms Prof Pu ag-
entered, but means literally "no contest" and implies that the Feldman of Chicago. ges called for in the proposaln
dfdn snhnhg but feels The majority of the students ges c 'r te os
defd o eware expected to' stand mute today Two of the major new construc-
challenging the charges is too burdensome, expensive or ir- ~ when asked by Eldon to enter a tion items sought are a 250-seat
relevant to his cause. - plea. About a half-dozen students combination lecture hall, audito-
However, there is a question whether Elden will allow have announced they will attempt rium and theatre, and a corridor
a nobo contendere plea to be entered. In many states the plea to enter a plea of note contendere connecting the quadrangle's north!
is constitutionally guaranteed, but not in Michigan.'i aig"ocnet"bu hr n ot ors
is a question whether Eldon will The meeting took the form of
See DIFFICULTIES, P. 6 accept that plea. a nuestion and answer session


near midnight'
A 22-man University surgical team began a heart trans-
plant late last night in University Hospital. The recipient is
a 49-year old Kalamazoo man, Phillip T. Barnum, who has
been prepared for such an operation since Aug. 8.
The donor for the operation was a 37 year old male,
who died' of a stroke, according to hospital officials. His
family has requested his name remain anonymous.
Barnum had been slowly dying of cardio-myopthy, a
F degeneration of the heart muscle.
I eAlthough the ,hospital refused to officially give out the
names of those on the 22-man operating team, unofficial
sources believe the surgeon heading the team is Dr. Donald
Kahn, a specialist in thoracic--
-Daily-Richard Lee Of the 22-manteam, 10wl X - 1w010
alf of Residential College students to the Board of Regents and# work on the donor side ofnthe
yesterday. Those present are (left to right), Regents Otis Smith sids.
, Regent Gertrude Huebner, President Robben Fleming, and Re- The operation began at m i d - Se
night last night, and no word was
to be available on the outcome of
theblong andcomplicated opera-
tr1fi ts on until 4 or 5 a.m. this morn-
The success of the 'transplant
will hinge on the willingness of By LESLIk WAYNE
during which Regents asked stu- Regent Frederick Matthaei Jr. 1Barnum's body to accept the new Student Government C o u n c il
dents about the size of theiri reminded students that the Resi- organ, The natural processes of last night removed the voting
classes, their work load, relations dnilClee a rgnlythe- body which cause it to fightpoe ofistre x-fco
Sssac sdential college was originally ofsipe necinpn owUmmer 'of its three ex-officio
with faculty members ' and the off ,simple infection and ifor members.
general quality of their life. ;planned to be built on North protective pockets around em-
The meeting began with speech-Campus until lack of funds pre- bedded objects in the skin, will However, under terms of the
hes mtinsg begn t seech- -Ivented the move, and asked if the also cause it to attempt to reject motion, ex-officio members would
their classmates. Martha Schwarz, students would have preferred the foreign heart. be able to retain their seats and
the1r ssmkeontete.rh h rzIsudnts dh rIn order to fight his phenom- participate in formal debate.
71,tpoke on the clse inter~ that location to the present one. enon, doctors will administer
action between academic and so-; TSheld yrreentatfii esfIner-
cial life at the college and the Students Said they would feel drugs to Barnum which will-dim- held by rpresentatives of Inter-
friendly relationships between a "sense of isolation" on North inish _he ability of the body to re- House Assembly, Panhel, and Uni-
faculty and students. Campus and cited a poll taken ject he heart.,- However, these vriy ciiis etr
ylast year which determined that drugs also lower the natural bar- versity Activities Center.
Peter Debson, '71, followed with most Residential College students riers to infectibn. A large number Representatives of Panhel and
remarks on the "atmosphere of1 were satisfied living in East of the patients in previous heart UAC cast the only dissenting
home" in the college, and "per- Quadrangle. See 'U', Page 2 votes.
meation" of learning throughout - Ellen
all phases of college life. Ellen Heyboer, president of
PnemaintainedPanhel's vote
The atmosphere was informal on representeda impor
and the students cheered as Deb- otores sl reates ant means of communication be-
son ended nis speech with the tweenone segment of the student
words, "A student in ti-e larger, body and SGC."
University may be able to get
what he wants without anybody's ai cu rotest ers, "Not having the highest UAC
help, but a student in theaResi-c officer on Council will lessen his
dential College knows w~hat he ability to function -within UAC,"
wants without anybody's help." From Wire Service Reports who has willfully refused "to obey I said Wally Stromberg, represen-
President Robben W. Fleming Students participating in campus a lawful regulation of such insti- 'ting UAC.
asked students if they would not protests could lose their federal tution" which contributes toa' In other action Larry Deitch,
tire of the college at the end of grants or loans as a result of a re- "substantial disruption of the ad- '69, and Howard Miller, Grad, were
their sophomore year and want cent directive in the $1.7 billion ministration of the institution. "appointed to interim seats on the
to become part of the larger Uni- Higher Education Act. The bill,gy
2$ef ore cutting off, any aid, the{ Council.
versity. approved yesterday by a Senate- institution must grant the student Deitch and Miller will occupy
One student said there were two House conferenet omtte is; in question a hearing. The bill the seats formerly held by An-
reasons she and her classmates no eing senr could conceivably cover about drew Quinn and Sam Sherman.
would not want the college limited passage. u tates that funds ,1.4 million students who receive Their seats will come up for re-
to a two-year program: they t beaseused to any student aid under the 1958 National De- election this November.
would have become too attached s been convicted by any fense Education Act, and t h r e etions me r
to the people in the college, and t of any erine which in- programs of the 1965 Higher Ed- Two resolutions aided at break-
they would want to stay and prove vouves the use of force disrup- ucation Act - the Educational iRng SGC's financial dependency
that the college could work on a tion or the seizure of property Opportunity Grant Program, next week's meetinga
four year basis as originally de- - Student Loan Insurance Program,
signed. undercontrol of such stitution and the Work Study Program. The first proposal would organ-
to prevent officials or students of -, - ,,, f,,. ; ize SGC as a legally autonomous



R m
e tt r
and DANIEL ZWERDLING , invaluab
The Board of Governors of -the experien
Residence Halls yesterday reaf- - "I hav
firmed its support of the Univer- of my
sity's dormitory residency require- after ye
.ment for freshmen. Their, action if they
dums prospects that the Regents freshmen
will end the requirement for fall, tional re
1969. sent ou
The Board postponed action on room sh
a proposal freeing sophomore , t a

freshman dorm,, rule,

irms afford freshman an
le educational and social

"Upperclassmen have already
gone through this socialization
process in the dorms," he added.
Tn nthA' hnc'nC i theRn Ban d.A ,

11 uuervusniessul arre
ve to support th-e action fet ae onm
Board," Feldkamp said:i fused to take action on a motion
esterday's meeting. "But to increase student representation
make their stand for from two to four voting members.
n requirements on educa- Prof. Frank Braun of the German
asons, I will have to pre- ,department, said, "We have asked
rass Ipr l hav co e-ngfor this change since 1962, with
.r problems concerning' the Reed report, again in 1965
iortage." ,and in 1967 with the bylaws re-
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ber of voting members to be in-
Gould also spoke to the Board
about Joint Judiciary Council. He'
demanded that something be done:
to establish proper channels ofI
adjudication in residence halls. He
argued that either staff members
of halls or stidents must act as:
the authority in enforcing stu-
dent-made dormitory rules..


r R-nar m. tnmh !r. oaln ovrnressed 1 Two 1'nfPe5.wu', in the CO11pe Ic-.11 cll' )tinn1, nm ,..-npr ~ in~ in Te over-all bil

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