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Vol. LXXIX, No. 23

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 25, 1968

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


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By STEVE ANZALONE I and the Ann Arbor-based Radical
A factional dispute erupted at Education Project, the informa-j
a Voice-SDS meeting last night, tional arm of SDS.
indicating deep tactical and ide- This was the first major itra-'
ological differences among the organizational battle in two years.
membership. Robert Meeropol, speaking for
The rift is largely between two the group of "regulars" who iden-;
groups: one was headed by current tified themselves as the "Radical
and past Voice leadership; the Caucus," defended the edsting
other consisted of a loose coali- Voice structure, including !n elect-
tion of members associated with ed chairman to insure "the demo-
the Children's Community School cratic procedure."

The other group: identifying 1t-
self as the "Lurleen Wallace Me-
morial Caucus," challenged the
"authoritarian" and "bureaucrat-
ic" aspect of current Voice organ-
Jim Millen of REP, speaking lor
the dissidents, said that they "are
not out to seize power," but to
"free-up" the chapter so tl'tU
policy would no longer be dicta ed
by the current leadership.
Specifically brought unde r at-'
tack on numerous occasions was
Eric Chester. a past chairman and
the individual generally 1 ecognized
as the chapter's "elder jatamn."
The issue of confrontation was
discussed by both factions. Meer-
opol said confrontation is "not a
way around organization and edu-
cation" and that it is "not some-
thing good in itself." Mellen said
that confrontation has nothing

it Radicals
to support
new revolt




Blacks challenge

Student snipers battle
police in city streets
MEXICO CITY (P-Students opened fire from sniper nests
at police last night in a renewal of gun battle that killed at
least. 15 persons in the previous 24 hours. It was the city's
worst fighting since the revolutionary days of the 1920s.
One group of student snipers were holding out in Voca-
tional School No. 5 at La Ciudela on the edge of the downtown
area. There were no immediate reports on injuries.
Other student groups stole a gasoline tanker truck and
burned buses. Two cars were set ablaze just south of the
National Palace in the heart of the city. Police, apparently
ordered not to intervene, * _

UAC queen



NEW YORK (1") - An inter-
national conference of student.
radicals, deeply divided throughl
six days of meetings over how to
make revolution, has agreed final-
ly to demonstrate in support of
the student revolt in Mexico City.
The conference, sessions oftenj
disintegrated into shouting match-
es before the Monday night deci-
The f o r e i g n representatives

By LISA STEPHENS than the one used last year" will
Criteria for the selection of this be used in the judging.
year's hormecoming queen have The letter did not specify what
caused a perious rift between Uni- the new scale would be but stated{
versity Activities Center and black that "the woman who is found to a
student organizations on campus. be the most beautiful, personable
Objection was voiced yesterday and poised will be selected." Last
by all-black Kappa Aloha Psi year's judging included academic

to do with revolution. He claimed
that confrontation was a way of
making the movement grow.
Garry Rothberger of the Radi-
cal Caucus said that their pro-
gram would not use confrontation
as an "ego trip.''


fraternity to a letter sent out by'
UAC's Special Events Committee-
stating that "a different scale!

achievement, activities and talent
as well. Opal Bailey, a member of
all-black Alpha Kappa Alpha, was
selected as last year's queen. She
was s onsord b K .n A h

w p bwbiury rappa mpna
"W Pas"We consider it a slap in the
face," said Tony Lynch, president
of Kappa Alpha Psi. "We are con-
cerned with the three criteria that
were dropped because it makes
P the judging completely subjective.
Standards of beauty are different
1 for black and white girls."
Jim Fisher and Susan Cooper,
- co-chairmen of homecoming, is-
sued a statement yesterday saying
By GEORGE MILLER that "the original information was
Inter-House Assembly last night unclear . . . and an error in judg-
recommended that the Board of ment," and that the only change
Governors of the Residence Halls was to have been the use of a!
abolish the dormitory residence cumulative scoring system- There
requirement for sophomore wo- was to be no change, they said, in
men. I criteria:
IHA's opinion will be transmit- At a meeting later with black!
ted next month to the board, fraternity and sorority members,
which postponed a decision re- Fisher called the "beautiful and
garding the requirements at its poised" statement "totally 1incor-
last meeting. rect" and said that the original
Members reacted favorably to letter had been drafted by some-
the board's decision retaining the, one who was not familiar with the
mandatory live-in rule for fresh- new scale. He said further that
men. the phrasing was not used "with
In other action,' membership of any specific purpose in mind."
residence hall houses in IHA was Mary Jean Dombrowski, special
officially made voluntary. This events co-chairman, said approval
decision upheld the statement last of the draft of the letter had been
week of president Jack Myers that "carelessness" on her part, and
he would not submit a list if ie-n- that she did not take the fact that
paying houses to the Univerity it was misleading into considera-
housing office in order to uich- tion.
hold credits of their residents. in Opal Bailey commented, "My
effect making membership volun- first reaction was 'what was wrong
tary. with last year's scale?' And then
' tA motion that IHA withdraw I remembered all those kids on'_
from its ex-officio membership on the Diag 'When I was crowned
Student Government Council was who whispered 'But she's a Ne-
tabled until next week. gro.' " The text of yesterday's UAC
The motion was proposed in iv- statement included an apology for
sponse to SGC action at i s last any affront to Miss Bailey or
meeting which deprived all e:- f f-Chris Anderson, 1966 homecoming
ficio council members of their ;queen.
voting powers. However, Myers, Ron Thompson, Kappa Alpha
who had consistently objected to Psi, expressed dissatisfaction with
ex-officio disenfranchisment, was UAC's statement, saying that their
uncertain as to whether he would reaction came after they had real-
support the withdrawal motion. ized their mistake. "We doubt that
In reaction to another SGC res- they would have changed the let-
olution which criticized the board ter had we not objected," he said-
of governors as "paternalistic" for Last spring black students lock-
upholding the freshman dorm re- ed-in in the old Administration
quirement, Myers said the action, Bldg. to force University's accep-
was "obnoxious" and claimed tiat tance of some half-dozen demands
council members acted hastily concerning black students. Presi-
"without studying all the av ailable dent Robben Fleming successfully
material regarding the requre- sought talks with the students to
ment." end the lock-in. S

Bill Ayers of the Children's
Community School said the issue
was not between building a base
and confrontation, but whether or
not education builds a base.
Chester said that Voice needed
concrete programs, but that "con-
crete programs do not rule out!
confrontation." He warned that
SDS cannot just wait for people
like former Columbia Universityj
president Grayson Kirk to force
issues by making unpopular deci-
The two caucuses will meet
again before the next meeting.
Flu shots
The University Health Serv-
ice will hold a flu shot clinic
for students, faculty and staff
tomorrow from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dependents
of students or faculty over
fourteen years of age are also
eligible for vaccination.j
Shots will be provided for
students for $1.50 each and for
staff at $2.00 each.
Those unable to be vaccinat-
ed tomorrow may receive their
shots at a second clinic to be
held on Oct. 3. It is recom-
mended that those persons who
have not been immunized since
1964 receive two shots this year,
two to four weeks apart.

claimed that American radicals
lacked discipline and were prone
to dash into the streets without a'
plan. The Americans complained
that the foreigners talked a lot
about theory and what they had
done in the past, but lacked spon-
taneity and ideas of what to do
now to promote worldwide revolu-
About 20 foreign students at-
tended the meeting sponsored by3
the militant Columbia University
chapter of Students for a Demo-
cratic Society, which led the
demonstrations last spring that
crippled the school.
The conference which ended
late Monday, opened in militancy
and enthusiasm a week ago when
about 500 persons protested Co-
lumbia's refusal to allow a meet-
ing on the university grounds.
At the next night's gathering,
the unity evaporated as a long,
emotional debate erupted over a
request from Mexican students for
an "action of solidarity" in sup-
port of students in Mexico City-
"Dietrich," a member of the
German Socialist Students Asso-
ciation, pleaded with the audience
of 800 to round up demonstrators
during the night to hold a "mas-
sive" display the next day.
Many Americans, however, fa-.
voring "spontaneity" in political
action, said they could never get
as big a crowd as was at the meet-3
ing. The session ended in disarray.I
To the dismay of Dietrich and
other Europeans, fewer than 50
persons showed up the next day

stood by.
But authorities said unless the
fighting grows completely out of
control, the Olympic Games will
open on schedule .Oct. 12.
The first wave of sniper fire had
died out by mid-afternoon yes-
terday. Armed students had been
firing on police and soldiers from
the roof of the Polytechnic In-
stitute near a hospital which gave
out figures on the dead and
More than 400 assault cars
ringed the Santo Tomas Voca-
tional School, part of the larger
institute campus that was occu-
pied by the army after a night-
long battle.
A hospital official said the fig-
ure of 15 known dead was less
than, the actual death toll because
students were seen hauling away
some bodies as troops advanced on
the vocational school before dawn.
It was the most serious crisis

As ociated Press
Mexico police Irrest student sniper

Sta te
we ifa r
The State Senate Committee on
Health, Social Services and Re-:
tirement may hold a public hear-
ing here to investigate recent wel-
fare demonstrations, a legislative
aide said yesterday.
Committee chairman Sen. Lor-
raine Beebe (R-Dearborn) an-

., 1 J

and marched behind police bar- nounced plans Monday to hold
riers at the Mexican consulate. hearings on recent welfare dis-

Program to aid ghetto students
proposed byv math department

President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz has
faced in his four years of office.
The student disorders beganj
July 26 after police broke up a
minor fight between rival high
schools. The students said the po-
lice used unnecessary brutality,.
and demonstrations snowballed.
turbances after State Sen. George Besides demanding the dismis-
Kuhn (R-West Bloomfield) de- sal of several Mexico City police
manded the investigations. officials, the students have voiced
"I smell conspiracies here," a host of other complaints.
Kuhn said. On July 29 demonstrators and
Beebe's aide. John Watts, who riot police clashed at a prepara-
is in charge of formalizing plans tory school near the national pa-
for the hearings. said they will lace, and paratroopers used a
for he earngs sad tey illbazooka to blow open the school
be held in the first or second weekbdookh
of October. door. '
of Octo e yhThe students went on strike
"we will definitely hold a hear- July 30 and promised continuing
ing in Detroit, and maybe one demonstrations to disrupt the
in Ann Arbor," Watts said. Olympic Games scheduled to be-
If the hearing here material- gin Oct. 12. Atsone time more than
izes, Watts said, it would be "pro-3 200,000 persons took part in a pro-
bable" that certain "known pro- test march demanding a "dia-
testers" would be subpoenaed to logue" with Diaz Ordaz.
appear before the committee. Instead the president retaliated'
If the public hearings are held with sterner measures. On Sept. 1
only in Detroit, Watts speculated he promised he would use all the
that Ann Arbor protesters would force necessary to keep order. Diaz
probably not be subpoenaed, but Ordaz added fuel to the unrest
would be invited to appear. when he ordered the army to oc-
While maintaining the commit- cupy the University of Mexico last
tee's prime goal is "to investigate j week.
the protests" rather than the wel- It was the first time in nearly
fare programt, Mrs. Beebe did say i 40 years that federal forces set
Monday that parts of the welfare foot on an academic campus, and
program would be examined. enraged students accused the
More specifically, Mrs. Beebe government of violating Latin
said, "The committee will look in- America's traditional university
to what is meant by 'emergency autonomy. Rector Javier Barros
needs.'" She refused to elaborate. Sierra resigned in protest Sunday.

EU4 grants
new funds
The University's executive of-
ficers agreed yesterday to grant
Student Government Council an
immediate $6,500 supplemental
The grant brings SGC's total
appropriation to $24,000 for the
1968-69 fiscal year,
However, Council may still be
in financial trouble. SGC Presi-
dent Michael Koeneke said yester-
day that the $6,500 will exactly
cover the deficit remaining on the
books from last year,
"That doesn't mean it will cov-
er this year," he said. "It probab-
ly won't."
Koeneke said projected expens-
es for this year are "closer to
$40,000 than $24,000." Council has
requested an appropriation of
$40,000 for the fiscal year 1068-69.
The $6,500 will be provided
from general funds already appro-
priated by the Regents, Vice Pre-
sident for Academic Affairs Alan
Smith said last night.
' Although the exact source of
the funds has not been deter-
mined, he added, they will pro-,
bably come from teacher-research
accounts in academic affairs of-
Smith said he does not believe
Barnum well
Heart transplant patient
Phillip T. Barnum remains in
good condition in University
Hospital after more than five
full days with his new heart.
Doctors have allowed Barn-
um to sit up in bed and' have
taken him off intravenous feed-
ing. He is feeding normally on
a soft diet.
No sigps of rejection of the
new heart whatsoever have
been noticed by the doctors.

The mathematic department--
already associated with the Uni-
versity's Opportunity Awards Pio-
gram, the Ann Arbor Black 'luto-
rial and student assistance at
Washtenaw Community College_
may be manning another program
aimed at helping minority _ inups
next year.
The project, currently under
consideration by the National
Science Foundation, will offer out-
side math instruction to 80 needyR
Detroit high school juniors and
seniors next summer.

The students, probably mostly tenaw Community College. They

.black, will be ones who show
promise either to enter college or!
a career in mathematics. There
will be a massive series of inter-j
views to determine participation,
Prof. Wilfred Kaplan explained.
Kaplan is chairman of the
Mathematics Program for Minor-;
ity Groups Committee, which was
formed last spring.
There are three phases to the!
6-week summer program: r- me-
dial, enrichment and computer
Slated to begin next July, clas es
would be primarily taught by Uri-
versity math professors, ;raduate
students and some undergraduates
at the University's extension serv-
ice building. High school teachers
will assist in the remedial po-
The remedial portion will lea ( h
a standard mathematics improve-'
ment course. The enrichment pro-{
gram will expose students to moi e
stimulating contemporary mathe-I
matics, in hopes of eliminating
the boredom of what Kaplan calls
"the 30-60-90 triangle routine"
that comprises much high 'chool
The final phase of the summer
curriculum is a course in comPuter1
programming, geared especially to
those interested in computer wo-k
immediately following high school. t
A follow-up computer cour, e is I
planned for 30 Saturday mornings
during the 1969-70 school year.
High school teachers will sit in
to gain a great understanding of
computer programming in nath.I
Kaplan expects a final decision
from NSF on the entire pi oject,
within six weeks.
Another program being expiored

also plan to increase their con-
tribution to the Opportunity
Awards Program.
The minority groups committee'
has invited William Johntz, di-
rector of Special Elementary Ed-
ucation for the Disadvantaged'
(SEED) in California to speak
here concerning his specific pro-
grams for the California public

New- 1IHI~t head redirects goals

The University's M e n t a 1
Health Research I n s t i t u t e
(MHRI) - almost unmatched
in its attempt to concentrate a
broad range of behavioral re-
search on the problems of men-
tal illness - chose a new direc-
tor this summer who may cause
an important re-emphasis in
the institute's work.
Gardner C. Quarton. who
took office in July, intends to
increase MHRI's clinical and
therapeutic research in order to
work more closely with its par-
ent organ, the psychiatry de-
partment of the medical school.
The central issues in that re-
emphasis include the balance to
be drawn between basic and ap-
plied research and the corollary
question of what position work
in the social sciences will hold.
Of MHRI's $1,986,000 research
program last year, approximate-
ly 50 per cent included work

in the medical school for carry-
ing its work in the behavioral
sciences too far afield.
Last year, during a re-evalua-
tion of the MHRI by the admin-
istration, there was some small
interest in the MHRI becoming
independent of the psychiatry
department, perhaps even be-
coming an independent unit in
the literary college.
Had the transfer taken place,
MHRI scientists would probab-
ly have been free to refocus the
institute's behavioral research
into areas less directly relevant
to mental illness.
Even now, a great deal of
MHRI's research is not pecul-
iarly relevant to the study of
mental health. For example, one
of the present projects is the
development of an information
retrieval system to allow the ac-
cumulation of bookC indexes by
computer, providing fast serv-
ice at a reasonable cost.

ture and function in health and
disease . . . and on social struc-
ture and processes (which) of-
ten in themselves 'are responsi-
ble for psychopathology . . . "
Within this range of various
activities, Quarton plans a sub-
tle re-orientation based on his
own interests and experiences.
"The institute will be working
a little more closely with the
psychiatry department," he
says, "but I do not intend a
major change of' direction."
Quarton has spent most of
his academic life at Harvard,
the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Boston's Mas-
sachusetts General Hospital.
He is an associate editor
of Daedalus, and he is still
spending one-third of his
time finishing the year as
Director of MIT's Neurosciehces
Research Program, a smaller,
more clinically oriented re-
search group than MHRI.

For the MHRI, that problem
manifests itself between direct-
ly mission-oriented research,
patient care, therapeutic meth-
ods, clinical research, and the
kind of' basic research the
institute 'has concentrated on
for the past several years.
One of the areas Quarton in-
dicates may change is research
in "systems sciences." Much of
the impetus behind MHRI's
work, n systems theory c a m e
from -he initial director, James
Miller, who has left the in-
stitute to become vice president
of Cleveland State University in
spring, 1967.
Systems science - in which
MHRI is a pioneer and leader
- involves the complex analysis
of all the various factors with-
in a complicated social situa-
tion. A study of a transportation
system, for example, would in-
clude as well business interests,
housing values, cultural institu-

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