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Tuesday, August 27, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, 1968-1968

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CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ... .
ISTVAN KERTESZ, Conductor
GARY GRAFFMAN, Pianist ...........
BAVARIAN ORCHESTRA OF MUNICH .
RAFAEL KUBELIK, Conductor
B IRGIT N I LSSON, Soprano.... ... . .
YEHUDI MENUHIN, Violinist, and
HEPHZIBAH MENUHIN, Pianist
GREGG SMITH SINGERS.........
HAGUE PHILHARMONIC....
WILLEM VAN OTTERLOO, Conductor
"CARMEN" (Goldovsky Opera Company)
RUDOLF SERKIN, Pianist..
MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY.........
EVGENI SVETLANOV, Conductor

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By JILL CRABTREE -
"It comes down to this. At 2
a.m., is Sigma Alpha Mu some
kind of bastion of free expression,
or just another loud party at 800
Lincoln?"
In a somewhat over-simplified
way this student has gotten to the
heart of the University-police re-
lations problem: how to enforce
city and state laws on the au-
tonomous University campus.
Last year the basis for Univer-
sity-police conflict became ap-
parent when Ann Arbor police
seized a Cinema Guild film,
"Flaming Creatures," because it
had been deemed anti-social in a
New York trial.
LESS RESTRICTION
The seizure of the film could
be legitimatized in the community
because the film was considered
"anti-social." University autono-
my, however, implies for many a
reduction of legal restrictionsto
encourage intellectual expression
and experimentation.
Should police act as enforcing
agents for University regulations,
give the University more liberal
laws, or should they behave as if
the University and its students
were just like any other buildings
and people in Ann Arbor, no more
and no less?
In the case of street crimes, the
guidelines are clear-cut.
Crimes on all streets and side-
walks, including the campus area,
are investigated by Ann Arbor po-
lice without hesitancy, whether
they involve a Daily reporter
stopped for "suspicious loitering"
while playing hide-and-seek at 4
a.m. or one of the six cases of
rape reported to the police last
year.
Students, often walking late at
night, benefit from police patrol
ling. Ann Arbor Police Chief Wal-
ter E. Krasny has recently beefed
up his campus night patrol to in-
clude six men.
Ann Arbor police are aided in
their protective policing efforts by
the University's Sanford Security
property protection police, known
in irreverent student circles as the
POLICING CAMPUS
Sanford Security, under priv
vate contract with the University,
is not directly charged with po-
licing the campus for ,violent
crime, but Krasny and University
Security Director Rolland Gains-
ley agree that their presence is
a deterrent. They do not have full
police rights, but do have normal
rights to citizen arrest and de-
tention.
Their main job is to police the
classrooms and office bulidings on
campus.
They keep a lookout for thefts
of objects ranging from television
sets to "one billfold a week" from
Barbour-Waterman Gymnasium.
Students generally favor such
police efforts to protect their lives
and property.
But police efforts to control
drinking and marijuana traffic on
campus are less popular and often
from the bases for autonomy
arguments.
LESS POPULAR
Crimes in these areas and con-
sequent police crackdowns are on
the rise.
Students, however, find it dif-
ficult to complain,the Ann Arbor
police are interfering with Uni-
versity autonomy because Chief

Krasny does not claim to use Ann
Arbor police to enforce University
regulations.
Instead, his attitude on Uni-
versity regulations is completely
"laissez faire." Arrests for drink-
ing or possession of marijuana are
based on defiance of city or state
laws.
FIVE CONVICTIONS
While there . has been little
change in the amount of drinking
done on campus, both Krasny and
Washtenaw County Prosecutor
William F. Delhey note a sub-
stantial increase in the amount
of marijuana being used in re-
cent years.
''Where two years ago we got
p e rh ap s five convictions on
charges of possession or dispens-
ing of marijuana in a year, the
number has recently gone up to
50 and 60," Krasny says.
The campus drug market now
reaches intonearly all segments
of University life. Last year rum-
ors circulated of pot parties in
the uncompleted wing of Bursley
Hall, and West Quad Director
William McKaytcited six cases of
suspected marijuana use in the
building, but had no specific evi-
dence. '
Richard Hughes, assistant di-
rector of University housing, says
thatihis staff reportseall1drug
violations known to them to the
police. McKay, however, referred
three of his six students to the
University Bureau of Psychiatric
Services.
SGC REGULATIONS
At the present time, even
though Ann Arbor plice are
authorized by agreement with the
Regents to police University off-
street parking facilities, they do
not report cars without Univer-
sity-required stickers to Univer-
sity authorities, Krasny says.
They also do not report stu-
dent 'violations of city traffic
ordinances to the University.
Cooperation does exist between
the city and the University on
parking and traffic problems, but
it appears in the area of setting
up city regulations them~selves
rather than in enforcement poli-
cies.
At present the entire issue is
under discussion because of srie-
cial problems caused by SGC
abolishment of student vehicle
restrictions and fear on the part
of' city officials that this will
cause an influx of automobiles
into the already over-loadedAnn
Arbor streets.
GRADUAL CHANGE
One example of the severity of
the traffic regulation problem is
the 45 minute meters literary cof-
lege students must use for 50
minute classes in Angell Hall.
Efficient meter maids can make
parking a severe financial hard-
ship.
Marijuana, automobiles and
drinking are ever-present prob-
lems in a university town, and
policies for dealing with them are
usually well-established, with
change coming only gradually.
Much more flexible issues are
those which come up less fre-
quently - issues such as how to
handle student demonstrations, or
'whether to interfere in the show-
ing of a film such as "Flaming
Creatures" (a controversy which
eventually resulted in the con-

the Cinema Guild board on
charges of "being disorderly in a
public place by showing an ob-
scene motion picture.")
Still another area where po-
lice must decide where their au-
thority lies is in city and Uni-
versity vehicle regulations. Uni-
versity students are not exempt
from the blue-clad meter maids
who patrol Ann Arbor streets with
distressing regularity, nor from
University, traffic regulations.
Some measure of stable policy
has developed in relation to stu-
dent demonstrations. Police are
usually present from the outset at
demonstrations which have ad-
vance publicity, but normally do
not take action unless a violent
outbreak occurs or University of-
ficials sign a complaint against

SGC tries to allow
for student autos

dei ionstrators' presence in a Uni-
versity building.
"If the University says it is all
right for students to be in a build-
ing, it is all right with us. We are
not bouncers," Krasny says.
"There are city ordinances cov-
ering the blocking of corridors
and passageways which can be
invoked, if necessary. In such
cases the police, the city attorney,
if he is present, and University
officials usually confer and de-
cide together what crimes should
be charged and what arrests
should be made."
The issues of academic free-
dom Evoked by the "Flaming
Creatures" case are still not pre-
cisely defined, and are likely to
flare with equal intensity the next
time such an incident occurs.

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By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
Last fall Student Government
Council started abolishing Uni-
versity regulations which pertain-
ed only to students. They abolish-
ed freshman women's curfews
and slowly but surely got around
to the University's driving regu-
lations and abolished them, too.
SGC abolition of curfew came
in November, well after the Re-
gents had made it clear they were
not honoring Council action in
the area of non-academic conduct
regulations.
But soon, faced with the possi-
bility of massive student action
over dormitory regulations; the
Regents approved many of SGC's
rule changes. However, the con-
troversy over driving regulations
remains unsettled as we go to
press.
ABOLISH RULES
The driving rules abolished by
SGC include those which barred
students with less than 70 credits
from driving in Ann Arbor and
those which ,required, students
who 'do bring cars to campus to
register them for a $3 fee.
Most students did not know how
to react when. SOC took action on
driving regulations and many up-
perclassmen continued to register
their cars.
But a few did not and the ad-
ministration attempted to clamp
down on these offenders.
In the past, the proper approach
for administrators was to bring
cases of this sort before Student
Traffic Court, a branch of Joint
Judiciary Council.
But, since September JJC had
refused to enforce regulations not
made by SGC.
FEW ALTERNATIVES
This left ',administrators with'
few alternatives. They could have
tried to get the student's schools
and colleges to put them on pro-
bation or expel them, but the fa-
culties had indicated they would
not discipline students so harshly
for such trivial non-academic of-
fenses.
The Student Vehicle Bureau
tried to circumvent this trouble-
some problem by making failure
to register a vehicle an adminis-
trative matter. In December, the
bureau sent letters to about 50'
upperclassmen who had not reg-'
istered their cars, informing them
of a late registration fee of $5 in
addition to the original fee.-
If the fee was not paid, the let-
ter said, the credits of the student
would be withheld in a manner
similar to the hold credits issued
tC students with University library
fines.,
The effect of these letters was
to split up the students and make
them individually fight the Uni-

versity. With no statistics avail-
able, we can only assume that
faced with the possibility of not
getting credlt4 for a full term's
work, ther50 students probably
paid the fees.
But the problem was hardly at
an end.For one thing, the proce-
dure did not 'apply; to students
with under 70-hours. Administra-
tors could not assess late registra-
tion fees on students who were
not supposed to have cars on
campus in the first~ place.
In addition, there was a good
deal of pressure from students,
and increasing sympathy from
faculty members to abolish the
system of restrictions.
AEGENTAL REQUEST
In February, both the Senate
Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs and the Student Re-
lations Committee investigated
the advisability of abolishing, dri-
ving regulations at the request of
the Reents. They each issued re-
ports calling for the end of these
restrictions.
At their February meeting, the
Regents. accepted these reports
but decided that since the issue
involved traffic conditions in the
entire city, government officials
should be consulted, too.
In the interim, the Regents
postponed the decision on driving
regulations and scheduled an op-
en hearing on the issue:
The hearing was held the day
before the March 9peeting and
initially appeared to Ihave gained
the sympathy of several Regents.
JOINT COMMITTEE
However, on the following day
the Regents announced that.the
immediate abolition of; student
vehicle regulations was "detri-
mental to the health and safety '
of members of the community,*
and asked the city to form a joint
committee with the University to
study the problem.
While the committee has not
yet issued its report, it is expected
to recommend the elimination of
section 8.06 of the Regents bylaws
which is the basis for the present
restrictions. The timing of the
el'mination of restrictions is in
question, however.
The committee includes facul-
ty members like Prof. Leonard
Greenbaum of the engineering
English department, who consid-
ers the present rules discrimin-
atory because it makes students
suffer in order to improve the
traffic situation in Ann Arbor and,
hopefully, he will be able to in-
fluence the committee.
However, other members of the
committee are concerned with the
effects on traffic in Ant Arbor
and may ask for a staggered eli-
mination of the rules, or perhaps
even maintaining them.

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MADRIGALISTI DI VENEZIA . .............,.... .
MELOS ENSEMBLE, from London .................
JANET BAKER, English Mezzo-Soprano ...............
MUSIC FROM MARLBORO .............;. .... .,.,....
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