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'ol LXXIX, No. 44

Ann Arbor; MichiganSaturday, October 19, 1968

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Re'ets yit ouncil analyze traffic prol

lems

By PHILIP BLOCK f
University-city relations are us-
ually characterized by the daily
contacts between the lower eche-
lons of both institutions. Assis-
tants meet with assistants, depart-
ment heads with department
heads. However, once a year this
usual' relationship is abandoned
as the Board of Regents and the
City Council meet to'let the chiefs
speak for themselves.
Backed up by'their various pro-
fessional staffs-the University
vice presiden and with the city's
corps of technical advisors-the
Regents and Council members met
last Thursday to clear matters of
mutual concern.-
At this, their third annual meet-
ing ,they discussed matters rang-
ing from new multi-million dollar

thruways to student participation
in community affairs.
A main area of concern was two
"penetrator routes" connecting the
inner city to its outer beltways. Ann
Arbor's first route, the Fuller-Ged-
des project, connecting North
Campus and central campus will
,alleviate traffic congestion around
the medical center.
The Michigan Highway Depart-
ment is reportedly placing high
priority on the Fuller-Geddes
parkway. Construction on the pro-
ject is not expected to begin until'
1972, however.
The second penetrator route,
still under discussion by Univer-
sity and city officials, will be the
State 5t. access to Stadium Blvd.
and I-94.
The city has already suggested
a plan for the State St. penetrator

which would cut across Ferry Field
resulting in the loss of several,
athletic fields.
However, University officials
said they "had already gone on
record as objecting to the city's
proposals" because of a "deep con-
cern for intercollegiate and in-
tramural athletics."
The University's alternate plan
was to widen State St. between
Packard and Stadium by utilizing
the frontage lands on the east side
of State St.
University and city officials
agreed to work on the State St.
project and come up with a joint
proposal within four months. Last
Monday, a joint plan for the Ful-
ler-Geddes project was sent to the
State Highway Commission for
approval.
The Regents and Council mem-

bers also considered the effects of
the University's removal of student
driving regulations' last August.
John McKevitt. asst. to vice
president and chief financial of-
ficer, submitted a preliminary stu-
dy of the number of students pos-
sessing motor vehicles on campus
at the time of tegistration.
The report showed an approxi-
mate increase of 1000 vehicles on
campus over last year's figures.
McKevitt pointed out that the Stu-,
dent-Community Committee which
advocated the removal of vehicle
regulations predicted an increase
of 900 cars for underclassmen.
University parking spaces pro-
vided for day-time commutes are
being used below capacity, accord-
ing to a University official. But
city officials said that parking
tickets had doubled, this fall in

the central city, equalling cities
"two or three" times larger.
Several council members said
they thought the problem was with
over-night storage of vehicles,
rather than day-time parking.
The study was made from stu-
dent responses to a questionnaire
passed out during fall registration.
About 25,000 students gave infor-
matior on automobile and motor-
cycle use in the city.
Student participation in com-
munity affairs was discussed when
one councilman reported that
many city residents were "extre-
mely disturbed" about last month's
sit-ins and arrests at the County
Bldg.
"These types of demonstrations
are opposed by older citizens who
feel the University should be kept
separate from the rest of the com-

munity," said the councilman.
"The University 'must persuade
city people that it is a good thing
for students to get involved in
their affairs."
Several University officials re-
sponded with reports of the va-
rious student-community projects
now operated by the University.
These include the Ann Arbor tu-
torial program, and a volunteer
theatre group for underprivileged
children.
The two groups also heard a re-
port on last summer's physical
education program which included
athletic clinics conducted by sev-
eral University athletic coaches.
A University official said he felt
the program did not reach as
many inner city children as they
originally hoped they could. The

same official went on to suggest
broadening the program should
involve other University facilities
as its museums.
The need for more low rent
housing in Ann Arbor was also
reviewed. Uiversity officials said
they would direct Special Assistant
for Urban Affairs Richard Cutler
to remain in constant contact with
the city's Housing Commission.
The city officials pointed out
that major shopping center de-
velopments are pending for the
interchange area and along South
State and close to 2000 new hous-
ing units, are projected for that
area.
University officials said this
would be part of Cutler's general
duty of focusing on what the Uni-
versity can do for the community
around it.

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PUBLIC INVITED:

Regents to open f
monthly session!
University President Robben W. Fleming yesterday an-
Inounced that at future meetings of the Regents both the
morning and afternoon sessions of the board will be open to
the public and press.
The announcement was made during the afternoon ses-
sion of yesterday's meeting. The move culminates a steady
trend toward more open sessions initiated at Fleming's urging
,since he assumed the presidency in January.
Fleming said that under the new procedures, certairnfi-
nancial matters would,, by necessity, still be handled in execu-
tive session but that the majority of Regental business will
be voted on publicly.
In other action yesterday the Regents:
* Approved a revision in the engineering college's degree;
- - -'.,requirements reducing the to-
A * tal number of hours required
A ction on from 138 to 128 and increasing
the hours of required human-
Uaver ities to 24. f
0 Created a new School of
Library'Science elevating' the unt'

SGC, Newell review
incorporation plans

Funding plan
still unclear
By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
Student Government Council of-
ficers met yesterday with Acting
Vice President for Student Affairs
Barbara Newell to discuss SGC In-
corporated, but the results ofthe
meeting wer'e not immediately
clear.
The discussion followed Mrs.
Newell's action Tuesday blocking
a $100 Council appropriation which
was slated to pay the costs of
forming SGC Inc.
The formation or SGC Inc. is
part of Council's master plan for
financial flexibility and financial
independence from the Regents.
Council members said they gave
Mrs. Newell a statement explain-
ing the nature of SGC Inc. The
vice president had said insuffi-
cient information on the proposal
and adverse reaction from the Re-
gents had caused her to block the
appropriation.
Mrs. Newell was unavailable for
comment last night.
SGC President Michael Koeneke
and Treasurer Dennis Webster as-
sumed a moderate 'position in their
discussions with the vice president.
They explained the details and

U

fr'om its present departmental
status in the literary college to a
I separate school with its own dean.
postpo e I " Approved the University's an-
nual financial report ,which listed
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. /)---The total, operating expenditures for
University of California board of the fiscal year ending June 30 at
regents delayed action yesterday $219.4 million, an increase of $16.4
on granting credit status to a million or 8.1 per cent over, the'
course taught by Black Panther previous year.,
leader, Eldridge Cleaver, as about - The report listed student fees
300 students cornered Gov. Ron- for the year at $25.5 million, in- "1
ald Reagan. in a heated question crease of 28.7 per cent over the

Dailly--Erie Pegeaux
Nader leads attack on 'profesional silence'
ader seeks Cprofesstonal'elp
c quest for consumer protect ion

and an'swer session. previous year. The increase in stu- By BILL LAVELY
Reagan told reporters that the dent fees reflects a tuition lhike for Ralph Nader talked of cars and
*regents' delay on the Cleaver issue all students during that period., safety at Rackham Aud. last night,
was "an abdiation of their re- Appropriations from tke state but the point of his remarks was
sponsibility. It's possible we may Legislature totalled nearly $64 directed not at the problem of auto
have to consider an investigation million and the federal govern- safety but at the society and the
of the university by citizens." ment provided about $62 million university establishment which
Reagan spent 40 minutes an- for research, student aid and supports industry.
swering questions shouted ,at him taining activities. In h dd t d f
by the students. He read a resolu- Gifts and grants increased from is adress o an audience of
lion to the students asking the $12.6 million to $14' million, the about 300 admonished, auto-safety
regents for tighter control on the repprt indicated. metic ofde Ame d, thecual
faculty and for a ban on any more The changes in the engineering s etic of the American intellectual
classroom lectures by Cleaver. school curriculum will permit full tional violence to a position of
Meanwhile on the Berkeley cam- time students to graduate in eight fourth or fifth in intellectual im-
pus, a student boycott of classes semesters instead of the present portance."
that was expec ed to lead to a nine to ten. The major national violence
University shutdown failed to,- The decision to establish the which he spoke about is the na-
1draw a sizeable number of stu- School of Library Science was tional toll of automobile deaths
dents from class. made by literary college Dean and injuries. He soberly read this
The failure of the student strike William Hays and Vice President toll on four occasions during the
was attributed to the lack of pub- for Academic Affairs, Allan F. program.
licity due to the late decision to Smith. Although Nader's major target
hold the boycott. Sources in Ber- Their decision followed an eva- last night was not the automobile
keley said /that the crest of the luation of the present library industry, he did not let them off
student protest will not be felt, science program by leaders in the easily. He spoke about it in a way
'%'until Monday. ' library profession. that was merely a review of their

past and present failures, onesr
that have been both obvious and.
obscure.
But Nader's emphasis was aimed
at professional schools - namely,
the schools of medicine, law and1
engineering.
Listing a series of weak, impo-
ent stands taken by the American
Medical Association, he askedt
"what it is that keeps the medicalr
profession from taking actiont
against the auto industry."1
Then, reviewing the American.
tendency to ignore certain kindss
of crime and violence while mag-t

not even sure that they should in- ramifications of the creation of
vestigate the incident. SGC Inc. and asked Mrs. Neiwell
"One of the reasons why the to reconsider her action.
gas explosion was not treated as a Other Council members present
case of law and order was that no at the meeting took a more radical-
law was violated. The gas com- stance. E. O. Knowles and Execu-!
pany was not in violation-there tive Vice President Robert Neff
was no law against what they did." told the vice president she had no
right to block SGC's appropriation.
The law profession, he con-
cludes, should work in areas to After the meeting with Newell,
make'laws where none exist, to Council officers expressed growing
protect the consumer from neg- concern over Regental control of
ligent violence. SGC funds.
"As long as the Regents collect
It is these professions, Nader our money, they're going to say
said, which must extend their in-;they have the right to control it,
terests into new caimensions to-

-Daily--Andy Sacks

SGC President Mike Koeneke
discusses incorporation
ACADEMIC REFORM:
Dean Allen favorS

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-ifin oher,--dr-cte--st-deen-tn soenee neconced By STUART GANNES trol the most important develop-
nfying others, Nader cited last defend the ethical commitments of that, on legal grounds at least, the ment of our age-the knowledge
Aprils riots and compared them to the professions against the power Regents are right. While many students and fac- etlosion "
the explosion of a gas main that 'of giant industry. At present, SGC receives 25 cents ulty are innovating new means to
occurred in the same week. ader cited the growth of a per student per term from the revise the educational system, one The challenge of solving the
"Thirty-one people were killed mammoth sub-industry founded University. The Regents control administrator, Dean Francis Allen problems that come with the de-
in the riots, anld many were pro- on the accident business. This in-; this money since it comes from of the Law School justified the velopment of new knowledge, he
secuted for the sake of maintain- cludes insurance companies, bump student tuition traditional "ivory tower" approach said, is more important than solv-
ing law and order. Forty-one'peo- shops, doctors and lawyers-all Koeneke said Council members 1 for dealing with the problems of ing the problems which agitate
ple were killed in the pipeline ex- who stand to make a profit in the are serious considering alternative , the future. people today.
plosion, and yhe authorities were event of highway accident and in- means of financing SGC. Primary Allen, speaking at a Guild House "Universities must be organized
jury, thus forever enlarging the considetation is being given to a Fluncheon yesterday, said the "ivory to deal with the whole range of
problem. See SGC, Page 8 tower approach is needed to con- problems developing from new
The medical profession, Nader-._ . .___khe added.
'said, denies its basic philosophy ' One of the most important du-
tie facdng universitiesyinhAllengs
led"solelyvninpeto reparatijveog industry. t The hs a ac lc.h 'l e g opinion is to 'inuetanwl
best cure for a crushed ,skull is to discovered knowledge is not mis-
prevent the skull from being ,- la used," but rather f"directed to-
magn o heRpulxannm crushed." -' iIpo cy wards the goals of liberal socie-
margin for the eRepublicanfersde." tek e
newoldrmi.The need for independent and id U{ ties."
inee would remain./Tene o meedn n In the past. knowledge has been
external organizations for con-

GAP NARROWS
Polls conflict on Nixoi

NEW YORK ()-The nation's
two leading political polls were
millions of votes apart again
yesterday on the lead they give
Richard M. Nixon over Hubert
H. Humphrey.
The latest Harris poll, taken
Oct. 8-10 and published yester-
day, has Nixon leading Hum-
phrey by five points, 40 to 35 per
cent.
The late'st Gallup poll, taken
at the end of September, shows
Nixon leading Humphrey by 15
points, 44 to ,29 per cent.
The Gallup poll showed third-
party candidate George C. Wal-
lace with 20 per cent. The Harris
poll showed Wallace with 18

lead may not be ,as wide as
many persons think. '
"With Richard Nixon now
ahead by five points," he said
in his published report, "this
means that this election could
well move into the range of
standard error."
The normal amount of statis-
tical error built,into, such sur-
veys is from 2 to 4 per cent.
Applied 'to the latest Harris
figures, that could make them
read much closer.
"If the turnout is more than
80 millio'n votes, Humphrey
would move to within four
points of Nixon," Harris said.
"The larger the turnout, the
more it will tend to help Hum-

In these preconvention polls,
another pollster, Burps W. Rop-
,er of Roper Research Associates,
said Gallup 'sampled a "fresh
national cross-section" where-
as Harris did 80 per cent pre-
viously sampled and 20 per cent
new people.
There also were "important
differences" in the way ques-
tions were phrased, he said.
"The polling profession," Rop-
er continued, "has done an in-
adequate job of making both the
press and the public aware of
the limitations of polling and.
the large amount of fallible
human judgment that goes into

sumer protection, led by people
from the professions, will, hope-
fully include the "ambivilant" aid
of government, Nader said.
But Nader's most scathing criti-
cism was lodged against engineers.
Of the three professions - med-
icine, law and engineering - only
the engineers are almost silent in
the industrial hierarchy, he said.
This remark brought the single
dissenting response from the aud-
ience, and Nader answered it by
saying, "I am being kind to en-
gineers. I have known cases in
which engineers have known that

used to the detrement to society,
By RICK PERLOFF deferment to all those receiving I he said. For example, thenstudy
Twenty-tlhree Law School fac- an induction call during the school of genetics was used by some peo-
ulty inembers have challenged a year unless they had previously ple as an excuse for trying to
Selective Service directive pre- received a Il-S deferment under create master races instead of
venting deferred graduate students the Act for undergraduate study. dealing with social reform.
from finishing an academic year "None of these exceptions apply of
when they are called for induc- to our second year graduate stu- ivoAy tower educatio sncradical
tion. dents who were deferred for grad- since traditional methods of re-
Students classified as II-S, pri- uate study in the academic year se raithnathodsprfgre-
marily second-year graduate stu- 1967-1968 under other provisions search, with the nature program
dents, cannot obtain a I-S classi- of the current act. determined by grants from the
fication allowing them to finish "Thi wholly untugovernment and private founda-
the year before reporting for mili- "This wholly unfortunate and tions, must be changed.
tary' service.unnecessary situation; contrary He favors instead, a system
The faculty document, drafted to the express purpose of Congress where people can be subsidized to
by Profs. Joseph L. Sax and Char- and demoralizing to' the persons study possible future probleis
les Donahue Jr., argues that the involved, can only be reme rather than limiting their study to
f~PnflvP1v in' somen extr~.a-iliciaIii1. -_--_.

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