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Vol. LXXIX, No. 22 Ann Arbor Michigan-Tuesday, September 24, 1968 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Flemings 1
Daily News Analysis terfe
President Fleming's brand of the
University administration - a he sa
mixture of mediation and bureau- ateI
cratic efficiency - pay prove to basic
be the only way America's sprawl- the g
ing educational institutions can be pers
run. Ro
Prodding local experts into ac- exper
tion by bringing the decision-mak- anal:
ers and the facts more easily to- defin
gether may be the only thing :esou:
administrators cn ndouin an insti- inpu
tution of such tremendous special-_ catil
to this end Fleming has gath- choic
ered together a whole crew of old is a
faces, new faces, and old cronies. Ross
Since taking office he has sent to itiss
the Regents for approval the ap- - puts
pointment of one interim and one
permanent vice president, three In
special assistants, a new dean of dent
the literary college, and three new the c
associate deans. on t
Arthur Ross, appointed I a s t andt
January to the newly created post catio
of. vice president fors state rela- In
tions and planning is in charge dent
of coordinating physical, program, pects
and financial planning for the .chars
university, thep
"Our concept," says Ross, "is Mrs.
that planning' is something one existi
man can't do alone. My job is to perso
encourage Its getting done and Shee
to develop a habit of more con- sourc
scious planning." repre


bree Bureaucrat

oss disclaims any desire to in-
re with detailed planning on
department level. However,
ays, "I make sure that there
periodic re-examinations of
issues of major units from
groundpup, using both internal
onnel and outside experts.
ss has begun to introduce
rimental use of systems
ysis which he hopes will help
ne the alternatives in limited
urce systems by lining up the
ts and outputs of higher edu-
he system doesn't make t he
ees and its main advantage
greatly increased efficiency,"
says. "The piroblem is that
difficult to quantify the out-
of higher education."
his capacity as Vice Presi-
for State Relations Ross is
chief university representative
University budgetary needs
to the State Board of Edu-
terim Vice President for Stu-
Affairs Barbara Newell ex-
the "marked change in the
acter of student services over
past ten years" to continue.
Newell hopes to improve
ing services in the areas of
nal counselling and housing.
expects to be more of a re-
ce and service person than a
sentative of student interests.

How Fleming intends to make
use of the talents of former liter-
ary college Dean William Haber
is still unclear. "It's a little early
yet to tell just what I'll be doing"
says the new Special Assistant
who is well acquainted with Uni-
versity power politics.
"I've been working with t h e
president and some of the vice
presidents on several things , that
are still in the developmental
Among the projects Dean Haber
is currently working on are the
Martin Luther King Scholarship
fund, in conjunction with Regent
Otis Smith; planning for the fu-
ture of the Flint campus with the
help of Vice President Ross; and
acting as President Fleming's re-
presentative on the ad hoc com-
mittee for the revision on Univer-
sity bylaws concerning student
Another new special assistant
is William Cash, who is in charge
of co-ordinating human relations
programs. Cash, who arrived on
campus Sept. 6, says his office is
"still in the process of definition.
I've got to case out the place a
little bit."
Cash characterizes his role as
"sort of a chairman of the board;
keeping the president informed.
creating new programs, and keep-
ing grass roots contacts."

Cash says he may be involved
in all sorts of arbitration where
students or non-faculty staff are
involved. He also expects to work
on recruitment of minority group
students and faculty; the Oppor-
tunity Awards Program and the
Tuskeegee exchange program.
Cash said that the Department
of Defense report charging that
the University was for "rich white
students" stimulated a lot of in-
terest in minority recruitment.
"But, he stressed, "I'm trying to
think of all minorities."
Richard Cutler, formerly vice-
president for student affairs. and
nely appointed special assistant
for urban affairs declined to ela-
borate on the details of his job at
this early date.
William Hays, new dean of the
literary college is also using spe-
-cialized personnel to co-ordinate
programs where the University
has "fallen behind."
The most notable new faces in
the LSA administration are As-
sociate Dean Alfred S. Sussman
and Special Assistant Dr. Nellie
,Varner. Sussman, formerly chair-
man of the botany department,
will co-ordinate planning. re-
search. and plant use for the
sciences. Dean Hays said that the
use of such specialized personnel
in long range area planning meets

ic flair,
the important need of the Literary
College to utilize limited resources
efficiently. "I would like to have
more people to do this kind of
specialized work," said Hays. "At
least in the three big areas---
humanities, physical, and social
Dr. Varner, appointed to deal
with curriculum development and
planning is currently working on
developing a Afro-American area
concentration program,
Also appointed associate dean
was Hayden Carruth who will be
in charge of co-ordinating'"gen-
eral administration, budgetary,
and academic matters.
Hays sees himself as a co-or-
dinater in charge of lobbying for
the college in the University, and
keeping track of the many depart-
ment developments.
Cash spoke of the President as
"building a new -kind of admin-
istrative staff, different from any -.
the University has seen before."
iie characterized the process as
"centralized decentralization."
That seems a most apt descrip-
tion of the new technique. Admin-
istrators throughout the Univer-,
sity are trying to give specialists
more work in the hope of greater
efficiency while at the same time
keeping firm control over the
broad policy directions the Uni-
versity is taking.

VP's to consider
SGC's finances
The status of SGC's current financial difficultie5 will be
decided this afternoon by the University vice presidents.
SGC has asked that $7,000 be budgeted from the Uni-
versity's general fund to cover. a $3,000 debt incurred by last
year's Council and for a projected deficit on this year's
"We have no idea what SGC is going to do if it does not
get the money," Dennis Webster, treasurer of SGC said. "We
may be faced with the possibility of SGC members having
to, conduct a bucket drive."

If the vice presidents ap-
prove the expenditure, Web-
ster claims, "it will have no
problem if brought before the
SGC redeives a yearly alloca-
tion of $17,000-or 25 cents per
student-from student fees.
"As the student body grows, our
allocation increases," W e b s t e r
added. "However, in the past
years, student enrollment is level-
ing off while our expenses are in-
creasing." /
Last year, SGC expenditures
totaled $;21,000. Expenses . this,
year, not including the debt carry
over, are expected to be the same,.{
Thus, If SGC does not receive+
the $7,000 allocation it will end
the year with a $7,000 deficit.

oice may
spi t over
new group)
Dissident factions in the Voice-
SDS membership may challenge
the organization's leadership to-
day, in face of a controversy over
Voice's current policies and pro-
test tactics.
One faction plans to caucus be-
fore this afternoon's meeting --
the second of the year-to discuss

D w
Dem1onstra ors wounded

MEXICO CITY (A') - Shooting
broke out last night between de-3
monstrating students and police.
A policeman was reported criti-
cally hurt in the clash on this
sixth day of violence following3
military occupation of the Uni-
versity of Mexico campus last
The shooting occurred at the
School of Medicine of the Santo
Tomas Vocational School.
Earlier, unidentified 'gunmen
shot up three schools a few hours
after the rector of the University
of Mexico resigned. Students were
reported wounded and kidnaped.
And, shortly before noon, 800
riot police surrounded La Ciuda-
delh, site of a vocational school
that since July 26 has been as as-:
sembly point for students bent on
disruptive demonstrations. A news-
man on the scene said students
were gathering but that there
were many iore police than stu-
The school at La Ciudadela, Vo-
cational No. 5, was one of those
shot at during the night by indi-
viduals who arrived in cars, op-
ened fire and fled. Another school
was Preparatory No. 9 near In-:
surgentes Avenue, main route
from downtown to the Olympic
Stadium where the 1968 Olympic
Games will be opened Oct. 12.
About 30 shots were fired at
Preparatory School No. 5 in the
Coapa area n e a r the Olympic
Village and the university cam-
pus. The campus a n d Olympic

"Last year, SGC just couldn't a possible revolt against wpat one
pay its bills," Webster continued. member calls the old-line leaders
"If we continue not covering our who have lost touch with the radi-
expenses, our cr'edit rating will cal' tempo of the national SDS
just drop." movement."
Major expenses budgeted for "Eric Chester and Skip Taube,.
this year include approximately who Voice members identified as
$2,500 to operate a legal aid serv- leaders of the opposing factions,
ice for students and $2,000 for the agreed to refuse comment on the
Student Housing Association. conflict.
These allocations are approxi- Following a steering committee
mately the same as last year's, meeting last night, Chester denied
Webster said. However, advertising that Taube would lead a revolt
and publishing costs for these against Voice leaders, and ;indi-
programs have increased. cated that Taube planned to re-
In addition, SGC allocated main within the current organi-
$1,500 for a bail fund during the zation.
"recent welfare arrests. However, However, other Voice members
this money will be returned when may go ahead with the revolt
those charged face trial, without Taube's backing.
For the fiscal year, 1969-70, Opposition to Voice leaders of
Webster asked for a $40,000 the past several years has mount-
budget. ed among members who favor an
"Even this was a cut down esti- activist, revolutionary approach to
mate of our needs," Webster said. campus protest,
"In addition, we don't want to "People in Columbia and Berke-
saddle the next SGC with the ley think of SDS in Ann Arbor as
same debt we had to face." a comfortable radical community
Mrs. Barbara Newell, acting that takes a kind of pride in Its
vice president for student affairs, conciliatory relation with the ad-
maintains that the increased al- ministration," claimed F r a n k
location is needed to offset infla- Mather, of the Radical Education
tionary increases. Project. ."There are going to be
Mrs. Newe l claims that since some changes in the organiza-
1955 inflation has increased SGC tion," he predicted-"to end the
expenses by at least $4,500. 1 manipulation of policies by people
However, s e v e r a 1 additional who have been around a long
sources of funds may become time."
available if SGC organizes as a Bruce Levine, who supports cur-
corporation as some members rent Voice policies, discounted the
have urged.-,' opposition as members "who have
Under 'terms of incorporation, no policies at all-just a lot of
SGC would be a legal entity able rhetoric, which can be very dis-
to take out loans, receive tax free ruptive.
gifts and foundation grants. "We're not against confronta-
Yet, Michael Davis, SGC mem- tions-but we don't go in the
ber-at-large, pointed out, "Incor- streets just to go the streets,"
poration is meaningless without a Levine said. "Confrontations must
contract with the students for a be culminations of long, careful
direct levy. For any federal grants groundwork and planning."
or to borrow any money, we will "I don't think the University is
have to show proof of a guaran- ready for this kind of tactic," hr
teed income." added.

-Associated Press
A STUDENT IS HELD by policemen after being captured during
rioting in Mexico City last night. Police and students exchanged
fire later in the evening.

Associated Press
r ding the tales
Gerald Pulver, 11, is surrounded by hippie-clad youths Sunday near his home in the Queens. The
hippies, from New York's East Village, got tired of Queensites touring their neighborhood and took
a bus tour of the Long Island suburban area, snapping pictures as they went.

H a y u -g biStadium have been UccupiedU by
H dr n troops since last Wednesday night.
Students still at the three schools
said several of their number had
been wounded and others kidnap-
ed by the vigilante groups which,
IUI ~ Su m m ost since violence started, have staged
similar raids on three other occas-.
From Wire Service keports yos.
in University, rector Javier Barros
BERKELEY, Calif.-Two men who figured prominently n Sierra, who took office 2% years
the Chicago street demonstrations during the Democratic ago, replacing a rector who also
National Convention publicly burned subpoenas to appear had been plagued by a two-month
before the House Committee on Un-American Activities student strike, gave what he
termed his "irrevocable" resigna-
(HUAC) yesterday. tion to the University Council
Thomas E. Hayden, one of the co-founders of Students Sunday night in protest of t h e
for a Democratic Society, and Jerry Rubin, self-styled Yippie government's decision to send
revolutionist, both said their actions on the University of troops onto his campus.
It ws rpored hatFelix Br
California's Berkeley campus were gestures of contempt for ra, secretary-general of the Uni-
- " -HUAC. versit.v Teachers' Union, warned




City Council
- 1A 7' - - L~'I l ll

They said, however, they
would appear Oct. 1 in Wash-
ington, D.C., in response to
the summons.

the University Council that if it
accepted Barros Sierra's resigna-
tion the university's 7,000 profes-
sors would resign.
The students on strike have re-

What' the APA needs is a richT
uncle worth a cool millior
Unfortunately, the renownec
repertory company is facing
one of the worst financial crises
of its eight year history, and is
anticipating the imminent de-
mise of no one but itself.
However, "We're not read3
for extreme unction yet," insists
T. Edward Hambleton, manag-
ing director of APA-Phoenix.
Since the announcement last
week that the company will not
receive a $250,000 grant fror
the National Endowment for
the Arts, and will end up a pre-
dicted $1,000,000 in the red,
Hambleton has been seeking
"We have every expectatior
that this is a momentary situa-
tion," Hambleton optimistically
asserts, "We are confident we
will find support here in Nev
The managing director ha
already secured two potential
financial lifelines. New York





'Daddy Warbucks'

W 0111 t- IJ I" Rubin, who was a key figure in fused to take exams until the gov-
I the 1964-68 free speech movement ernment acceded to their de-
A ." turmoil during the University of mands, including the dismissal of
th deposits California uprising led by Mario three police officials and disband-
Savio, set fire to his subpoena and ing of the riot police corps.
passed the lighted match to_
Student apartment dwellers who Soon after the burning, the two f 1uhn suspects
are seeking recourse against their were approached by William A.
landlord's arbitrary confiscation Wheeler, west coast investigator
of damage deposits won't find for HUAC. Wheeler drew them 'wel fa e p o
solace in city government. aside and had them sign papers
on their willingness to appear in LANSING (P) - A Republican;
That is the conclusion one Washington. state senator yesterday urged im-E
mild debate over the issue in City Hayden, a former editor of The mediate investigation of what he'
Council's working session meeting Daily, was one of the original termed the "possible conspiracy
Councij'sworking essfonhmetnng Minn + a ma a t that appears to exist among cer-j

qualified optimism developed
during eight years of "hand-to-
mouth" existence.
Keene Curtis, one of the 18
actors/seamstresses/stage hands
who made up the original com-
pany says "We've had so many
crises over the past eight' years,
always facing the possibility
that the ,next one will be the
last, that we have developed a
'stoic' realism," concerning fi-
However, it does seem by all
appearances that this crisis
could be death-dealing. For the
past two seasons, the federal
grant has been a major support
for the struggling company, en-
dowing the APA annually with
$250,000. For every $4.50, the
repertory group raises, the Ford
Foundation has agreed to do-
nate $3.
Although Hambleton says the
company has received $150,000
in pledges since last March, plus
proportionate Ford Foundation
aid, he explains these together
will far from cover the antici-
pated $1,500,000 deficit.
Furthermore. the APA needs

fluence the company's perform-
ance this season, they are more
cautious about promising they
will return here next year.
"The only thing that would
keep them from us is the fin-
ancial problem," says Robert C.
Schnitzer, executive director of
the Uniyersity's Professional
Theatre Program. Schnitzer,
who lured the fledgling APA
company here on an unprece-
dented long-term contract seven
years ago, explains APA "loves
it" in Ann Arbor.
Although Curtis indicates the
company will undoubtedly "pull
in their reins now," and work
within artistic limitations," he
talks big about long range plans.
He favors suggestions which
would allow' the group to "gefi-
erate its own income," from the
possibility of an annual motion
picture, featuring members of
the company, to the chance top
move a hit production from the
APA's small off-Broadway
headquarters in the Lyceum
Theatre to a larger Broadway
However, it is probably wish-




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