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NEWELL MUST RESPECT
SGC AUTONOMY
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Vol. LXXIX, No. 48 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 24, 1968 Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

LETTER TO UAC:
Blacks

to

recognize

SGC

delivers

ultimatum;

Opal Bailey10as queen Nwl
By BOB KRAFTOWITZ
a a e" ewell
A black student-community or-
:.ganization yesterday informed the
University Activities Center they
would not recognize the selection
of a 1968 Homecoming Queen by
"<UAC judges.
The judges last night picked this
year's queen from among five
white candidates; the results will
be made public at the Dionne
Warwick concert tonight.
a The Pro Black Organization, in
a ltte toUAC, said they would
K recognize Opal Bailey, last year's
queen, as 1968 Homecoming
Queen and Janice Parker as hei
been KappaAlpha Psi fraternity s
candidate far queen this year, un
. .. '' --' ' ........... ".... ;:til they withdrew her name last
k Monday.
The contest was in our esti-
mation discriminator the letter
tte "Tghe ack cons ant was
Prehbenwithdrawn, h oem from-
Opa Baleyin astyea'shomcomng arae "rthe onst esetheg questihns
tjudging pae neasd her werebak .,:..:
thrawn, the homecomgecom-i
.::..y.erge Parern aondto Kappa Alpha Psi ad thanis
Opa:Baley f.las yei:.. lo..ecoiiigrarae. "rthe nst esul"tingfronth
:. ::". itrawednso the Heomengcomn
Queen contest and performancev :

asks

concessions
Sets conditions for
incorporation funs
By NADINE COHODAS
and MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
Acting Vice President for Student AffairstBarbara Newell
yesterday issued a final refusal to release Student Govern-
ment Council's $100 appropriation to form SGC Incorporated
unless Council recognizes Regental authority in the area
of budgetary control.
SGC voted last night to give Mrs. Newell until l3 p.m.
today to order disbursement of the $100 appropriation, and
Council members said they would accept no conditions placed
on the money.
"Mrs. Newell has no business applying conditions to our
expenditures, ' said SGC Executive Vice President Robert Neff.
Council will "go ahead and spend the money for incorporation
and will make, it very clear that her conditions are ludicrous,"

NORTHWOOD MEETING:
Tenants balk oiver
0 01S S S~r
Income priorities
By DAN SHARE
Northwood Terrace Assoc. last night failed to'reach a
consensus concerning a proposal designed to aid low-income
married students in dealing with "unreasonably high rentals."
The proposal, drafted last March by the Student Advisory
Committee on Housing, calls for the introduction of income
priorities and tenure regulations for the assignment of space
in University apartments facilities - primarily Northwood
Apts. and University Terrace.
The association was asked to offer its suggestions on the
proposal to the housing committee which meets tomorrow
to discuss the issue. Any committee recommendation must be
#approved by the Regents.

of the judges."
The committee also stated that
it was. consulting with "concerned
parties in an attempt to alleviate
the Homecoming problem and to
prevent a similar incident in the
future."
In response to the black group's
letter, UAC said, "We realize the
actions of the Pro Black Organi-
zation were based on sincere feel-
ings and hopefully these opinions
may be used towards a construc-
tive resolution of the situation."
The letter marks the culmina-
tion of what has been a drawn-
out dispute between the Home-
coming committee and the black
organizations around the campus.
On Sept. 24, blacks voiced objec-
tions to the decisions by the
homecoming committee that "the
woman who is found to be the
most beautiful, personable and
poised will be selected (queen) ."
Last year's judging included
academic achievement, activities,
and talent as well. Blacks felt that
the three criteria that had been
kept were completely subjective.
"Standards of beauty are different
for black and white girls," said
Tony Lvnch. president of Kappa

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Daily-Peter Dreyfuss
SGC members Davis and Miss Holl enshead consider 'Council action
OPEN MEETING:

Students, faculty probe,
language .Treqairements
By JIM BEATTIE a desire to learn by the time they
A sharp protest against proposed get here," he said, 'the Univer-
sity certainly cannot force them
closed meetings of the Literary to like it. The requirements aref
College curriculum committee
ended debate among students and only reinforcements of the prac-
nded debveosside hantes indj tices in high schools which make
faculty over possible changes in: sure that students will not pick
the college's language require-;ureryha nystde sifterihy
ments yesterday at an open meet- upvery many books after they
leave school."
ing of the committee. ":

he added.
Council members did not spec-
ify what action they would take
if the money is not released, but
a committee to plan tactics was
set up under the direction of SGC
members Michael Davis and Pan-1
ther White.
Mrs. Newell's statement s a i d
Council's app)cation for the $100
to form SGC Inc. "is approvable if
SOC recognizes that, in the ab-
sence of Regental delegation, it
may not transfer funds from its
University budget to the corpora-
tion."
The statement also said addi-,
tional Council appropriations to
SGC Inc. would be blocked unless
:Council secured special authority
from the Regents "which would
differ from any delegation the Re-
gents have been willing to make in
the past."
Last April, the Regents express-
ed disapproval of Council's incor-
poration proposal. Mrs. Newell re-
ferred 'to this opposition when she
TENURE
Graduate Assembly last night
requested the chemistry depart-
ment to disclose the criteria
"which they used to deny tenure
to Prof. Julien Gendell"' and
called on other departments to
make their tenure procedures
public.
blocked SGC's appropriation last
Tuesday.
Mrs. Newell offered SGC the
oportunity to return the incor-
poration proposal to the Regents
at their November meeting if
Council wishes to seek such a spe-
cial delegation of authority.
However, SGC president Mike
Koeneke said, "To accept the con-
ditions presented to us by Mrs.
Newell would be violating the
original principle which we have
been arguing all week. That is,
that SGC, by its Regentally-ap-
proved Council Plan, has the au-
thority to control its expenses."
Mrs. Newell's statement was is-
sued yesterday after she met with
President Robben Fleming and
See NEWELL, Page 12

New SGC,
cor orate
structure
Under Student Government
Council's corporation plan, t h e
Council will exist in two forms-
as a corporation and in its pre-
sent form as a student organiza-
tion. Council members Will remain
in the present body and will also
comprise the board' of directors of
the corporation.
The corporation move, approved
by SGC at its September 26 meet-
ing, forms S C nc,, a legally
autonomous, non-profit organiza-
tion with the ability to enter into
legal contracts under its own
name.
Under state law, any t h re e
people may organize as a non-
profit organization by submitting
their bylaws to the state and
showing minimum financial sup-
port.
SGC member Michael Davis,
who introduced the incorporation
proposal, said SGC Incorporated is
"the first step towards a student-
run, student-controlled organiza-
tion for student services."
Finances for the corporation
would come largely through an as-
sessment of its members-the stu-
dents. A proposal to contract a
direct levy on the student body
will appear on the November SGC
election ballot.
The referendum will ask stu-
dents whether SGC should con-
tract with the Regents to collect
this tax.
In addition to placing a direct
levy on students, SGC incorporated
would be able to accept grants,
take out loans, and buy property.
SGC sought regental approval
for the incorporation proposal last
spring, but the Regents turned
down the request at their April
meeting.

Students
sit-in cit
Berkeley

Students who apply for income
priority would be ranked on a
housing list - lowest effective in-
come first. Students not requesting
income priority would be placed on
the housing list after those who
requested priority, according to
the date they filed their request.
A married student's effective in-
co e are his expenses subtracted
fro' his sources of income, in-
cluding 20 per cent of "savings or
liquidable capital investments.",

I.

BERKELEY, Calif. UP) - About
60 protesting students remained
barricaded inside Moses Hall on
the University of California cam-

pus late last night awaiting the
arrival of police.
Around 120 students originally:
sat-in, but half of them left when
warned of arrest and discipline..
Earlier, 80 students signed a letter,
of intent to be arrested.
The students entered the hall,:
housing the College of Letters and
Sciences, after being locked out,
of Sproul Hall, administration
building for the nine-campus uni-
,versity and scene of a sit-in broken !
up by 121 arrests earlier yesterday..
The students protested denial of
academic credit for a UC course
on racism in America, featuring
Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther
Minister of Information, as main
lecturer.{
Willie Shotwell, assistant dean
of students, warned the barricaded
students in Moses Hall they would
be subject to university discipline
and arrest if they did not leave1
by 4:35 p.m.
The deadline passed with no re-
sponse, but many left an hour or
so later by a rear door.
During the day students made
token sit-ins at other campus
buildings. About 1,000 of the
27,000 students on the Berkeley
campus marched on Dwinelle Hall
where university Chancellor Roger
Heyns has offices. Some 200
crowded inside the building and
the door of the chancellor's offices
were hastily locked.
Creditihas been denied the stu-
dent-initiated course. by they UC!
Board of Regents on grounds that
Cleaver, on parole, lacks the aca-
demic requirements for an accred-

Expenses are computed on the:
basis of students' fixed costs, plus
$800 per dependent and 20 per
cent of all non-family debts.
In addition to income priorities
a tenure system has been institut-
ed which establishes two criteria
for remaining in University apart-
ments:
- either the husband or the
wife must be a student at the
University, and
- the anticipated effective in-
come of the family must not ex-
ceed a sum which is 25 per cent
greater than the effective income
of the last student to be regularly
admitted to the apartments." 3
Thus, if the last student admit-
ted to University apartments in
1969 had an effective income of
$4000, for example, then the max-
imum effective income a student
could have and still retain resi-
dence would be $5000.
The proposal also attempts to
mitigate several non-monetary
problems of University apartments.
It effectively moves the date of
application back from January to
May 1. This allows foreign and
grad students who enroll in the
University for the first time in
August to have an equal chance of
obtaining inexpensive apartments.
Further, it will enable the
housing office to be able to eval-
uate a person's chances for ad-
mittance earlier. thus helping stu-
dents finalize their plans earlier.!
The association, which has been

Alpha Psi. The protest followed discussion Several other students also ques-
It turned out that the words of issues ranging from the general tioned the objectives of the Uni-
"beautiful and poised" had been meaning of a liberal education to versity in requiring courses, and
included due to carelessness on the proposals of various reforms in agreed with Levine that students
part of a UAC member. Ron current language requirements. cannot be forced to be "liberally
Thompson, chairman of the Pro The meeting was originallyeducated.
Black Organization, said that he termed by the committee chair- "Just taking enough scattered
had gotten Jim Fisher's assurance man, Prof. James Grindin, as courses is not enough to make a
that poise would not be a criteria. "the first of a series of exchanges" student a whole man," one student
"When judges' questions were on the language requirements. said.
directed at her poise, in asking However, he later indicated fu- Voicing an opposing view was
her about sensitive issues, we real- ture meetings of the committee Prof. Sheridan Baker of the Eng-
ized that UAC had not kept its would not be open to the public. lish Department who claimed that
word," Thompson said. Miss ParC- Opinions at the meeting varied coercion "is the best way to lib-
er then was withdrawn. widely among the 40 faculty mem- erally educate a student." In fav-
In referring to last year's con- bers and 30 students present. oring the language requirement he
test, the Pro Black Organization's On one extreme was Bruce Le- cited the force used i European
only criticism was that Miss Bailey vine, member of the Radical Cau- schools and claimed that students
"did not receive the full campus cus, and SGC administrative vice there were better educated than.
support she deserved." 4 president. "If students do not have they are here.
____ - - Also introduced were proposals3
* *1 favoring changes in the language
l program while retaining the over-:
all requirement. A pass-fail grad-'
,RC requestsUatd
I 1 ing system was proposed as a
means of easing the pressure on
freshmen and sophomores and also
ta io ~ u stnas an encouragement for students
to obtain housing to take the more difficult lang-
uages.
By BARD MONTGOMERY and legal aspects of students' Some students and faculty also1
The Residential College Housing leases. a suggested that comprehensive ex-
Committee.began discussions yes- The office will also serve stu- aminations be given at the stu-j
terday with University administra- dents and landlords, and intro- dent's request replace the present
tors to secure their support in ob- duce prospective landlords to the placement test to allow students 1
taining off-campus housing for RC housing committee.t! to end their language sequence
The Office of University Housing before four semesters.
next year's juniors. will offer RC juniors the option Earlier Simon Benninga, chair-
Mr. Louis Bosworth, chairman of residing inhousing under its -man of the literary college steer- '
of the committee, had expected jurisdiction. ing committee, outlined a plan toj
the University would arrange with The housing preference poll also allow students to substitute other

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EXECUTIVES RESIGN
YAF-dominated group alleges
CRs lack competent leaders

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local landlords to hold apartment disclosed that 13 sophomores wish
units for RC students. A poll of to remain in the Quad next year
sophomores taken by the commit- while 40 plan to seek accommoda-
tee indicated that 172 of the class tions independently. Of the 132
of 185 wished to live in commer- who prefer to live near the College,
cial housing units near the college.; 98 prefer to share apartments and
At a meeting with members of 34 hope to jointly rent and oc-
the housing committee, represent- cupy nearby houses.
atives of the Student-Community Students wishing to rent houses
Relations office, the Office of Uni- will encounter a special difficulty.
versity Housing, and the Bureau Few houses are available near the
of Off-Campus Housing said they Quad, and even less have, been
of~ not fCmudert s a contrac- inspected and certified by city
could not undertake any contras- ,

courses for language and distri-
bution requirements.
"But since there would be so
many requests for language re-
placements," he added, "it would
be more practical to simply drop
Lhe language requirements."
Another student supported the
suggestion by noting that the re-
quests would constitute a good
protest against all requirements.
Making freshman and sopho-
more courses more similar to grad-

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By GREG ZIERAN
Dissident members of the
College Republicans last night
rejected an invitation to discuss
their grievances at an executive
board meeting of CRs.
Members of the dissident
group, an ad hoc committee of
concerned College Republicans,.
told Julie Metzger, CR presi-
dent, that only "meaningful
discussion" could take place at
the next general membership
meeting, Oct. 30.
The dissidents met after a
regularly s cheduled of Young
Americans for Freedom (YAF).
Apparently several members of
the ad hoc committee hold dual
membership in YAF and College
Republicans.
t4The two organizations have
co-existed peacefully in the past
but this conflict may presage
ifurterw nmnhlems fr tha ders

cratic set-up, its lack of activ-
ity" and apparent financial mis-
handling, Doug Morris, chair-
man of the ad hoc committee
and a YAF member, said his
group will push the issue at the
CR general meeting.
The controversy arose at the
start of the fall term when the
chairman of CRs failed to return'
to school and the office passed
to Miss Metzger, elected vice
chairman last spring.
Members of CRs who were not.
pleased at this turn of events
were further alienated with the
selection of Brad Ginter to take
Miss Metzger's place as vice
chairman. Ginter, a former
Rockefeller s u p p o r t e r, was,
chosen "by a motion from the
floor in collusion with the chair-
man," according to the letter.
Miss" Metzger discounts the
threatt tn her leadershin and

membership would be necessary
to impeach Miss Metzger but
doubted if the dissident group
could garner enough no votes.
Other complaints which the
ad hoc committee lists against
the current leadership of CR
include:
-Objection of decision mak-
ing processes which are "closed
to the general membership;"
-Lack of activities under-
taken by the club in an election
year and lack of attention paid
to campus affairs;
-Lack of competent leader-
ship and ignorance of parlia-
mentary procedure;
-Decline in membership to
fewer than half of last year's
total;
-Financial mishandling with
regard to the quartering of the
Michigan Federation of College

discussing the proposal recently;
with a view toward advising the
Student Housing Committee, isI
deadlocked over the issue of the'
ext-nt to which the priority sys-
tem will be instituted.

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