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Vol. LXXIX, No. 65


Eight Pages

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 3, 968

Ten Cents





'U' agree on
new contract
The University and the largest campus union reached
a contract settlement Monday night after almost six months
of bargaining.
The agreement is the last between the University and
three unions that have been demanding collective bargaining
rights since December, 1967.
The contract is with the American Federation of State,
'County and Municipal Employes (AFSCME) Local No. 1547.
AFSCME represents more than 2600 University employes, in-
cluding dormitory and maintenance personnel.
Details of the contract are not known except that it is to
run until December, 1970. The contract is expected to be rati-
fied by union members at
1meetings tomorrow in the Un-
iversity Events Building at 1
p.m. for night shift personnel
and at 7:30 p.m. for day shift;

Thieu regime


Nearly 3500 students turned out
elections. The votes are tabulate

EiAX.U. L XC1tIZ Albert Taylor, president of Local be known early tonight. Today is
J .1547, said last n igh t, "It is a i -- - - _ _ r - - -.L I .
pretty good contract. We will re- , ELF-IT IATI(
ref rm commend the members ratify it"fXi~UL 1~
Though the contract will be
binding upon all 2600 employes,
By CHARLES SILKOWITZ ' only those who have already paid .aw i-~m I
Political science concentrators union duest- about half - will Jnffe c1 tr
last night began the process of re- be eligible to vote on the contract
structuring their department to tomorrow.
give students a greater decision- James Thiry, chief negotiator By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
makipg role. for the University, said details of The Student Affairs Counseling
Fifty students and 12 faculty the contract will not be released Office yesterday released the re-
members attended the meeting until it has been ratified. sults of a survey of parents on
called by the Political Science Re- "At this stage in negotiations,"' "the entering student's prepara-
structuring Committee. GThiry said, "anything that is said tion for self-regulation."
As the students attempted to or any judgement that is made by The purpose of the survey was
define their objectives, three any of the parties or the news- to give the counseling ofice an
broad areas of concern emerged: papers could be upsetting to nego- idea of the extent to which stu-
-Restructuring the decision- tiations. dents are allowed to regulate their
making apparatus The operating engineers union personal lives prior to college, as
-Reforming the curriculum first demanded the collective bar- compared to the extent of self-
-Creating a colloquium on po- gaining rights with the University regulation at the University.
litical science issues. almost a year ago, claiming Pub- The survey tried to ascertain,
The forum, directed by Marc lic Act 124 gave them this right, the disparity between the Univer-
Grainer, '69, established subcom- The University has since been sity's policies on student self-reg-
mittees to deal with these three contesting the act as an infringe- ulation and parent's expectations
areas and a steering committee to ment on its autonomy. Presently, of student freedom.
co-ordinate specific proposals to .the University is contesting a , re oc b
be presented In the future, lower court decision upholding PA Tesre a odce y
The political science forum for 124 in the Court of Appeals. It means of a questionnaire sent to
undergraduates follows a rash of is not known how the outcome of
similar student activity within } the court battle will affect the
other departments of the literary contracthsettlements that have StocI(
college and parallels restructuring! been reached.
proposals which are currently AFSCME threatened a strike in
being formulated by political mid-September claiming the Uni- 4 ' I1


science graduate, students. versity refused to discuss griev-
The students seek access to a ance procedures and other non-
permanent place in the depart- economic issues before it discussed
ment's decision-making process. economic issues. The union hadj
They plan to use their new power refused -to discuss wage matters{
to effect reform in various cur- before non-economic issues.
riculum areas, including, hour and But the strike was narrowlyt
credit assessment, concentration averted hours before the union
requirements, and instruction of announced the results of a strikef
courses. vote. Since mid-September t h eI
The Political Science Round- union has gone into full-time ne-
table, a representative body of the gotiations with the University.
department's graduate students The agreements between the
set up 'a 19-member permanent University and the other two un-
mrevisionions give wage increases between
committee on curriculum rvsin16ad3cetprhorer-
last September. For six weeks the '16 and 35 cents per hour retro-
committee has been reviewing I active to July 1, 1968, with a 10 per
working papers from subcommit- cent wage increase at the first of
tees, on decision-making pro- Thiry said that many of the

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, hSAIGON %-A South Viet-
namese government source
disclosed late last night
further peace talks between
the UnitedStates and North
s * Vietnam would be consid-g
'"~'4:' ered invalid by the Saigon H \' :
government if it did not.
-Daly-Jay Cassd
Secretary of State Clark M. z
e electorate s eaksClifford yesterday accused the
South Vietnamese government of
yesterday to vote in the first day of Student Government Council balking at peace efforts and said
d and recorded by computer for the first time and the results should cntine nithe negotiatios alone.
the last day for balloting And in Paris, the chief Saigon
observer' said he does not think .
(4 , his government will come arounda
to the American viewpoint and
join the peace talks under the
four-party formula agreed to by
view s ., Washington and Hanoi.
~ L ~ ~ I i/l Clifford said President Johnson ""
is discussing with the South Viet-
namese their insistence on speak-
parents of last year s freshman and students face," the report ing in Paris as the No. 1 party for
class prior to their enrollment. states. the allies, but he said the Presi-
According to the report, par- To solve this problem, the re- dent faces a crucial decision.
ents' responses suggest that en-'port calls for a program of orien- "Ithink he willcontinue to
tering freshman have had much ting parents toward a more re- oent until he reaches a conclus-A
more experience in regulating alistic view of their child's lifeon as to whether he is going to
some areas of their lives than on campus. "Parents should un- io as to whether he shin to
Sothers derstand why the University al- go without them," Clifford told
"While much freedom was given lows students a high degree of newsmen. '
with regard to educational and self-regulation," Bordin said. "Af- Pham Dang Lain, head of the CENSORSHIP 1SSUE:
vocational decisions, dating, and ter college, a student will be forced South Vietnamese observers in
study time, close control was exer- to assume a very large responsi- Paris denied his government had 1 * 1
cised over entertaining the op- bility and we feel he should be "gone back on its word" to ac- 1 jTpoth -I O111 1' f Itirdne
posite sex and half reported this prepared in advance," he cx- cept the four-party formula. 4. '7J~
level of control over smoking and plained. Lain claimed President Nguyen
drinking," the report stated. These ideas are being put to Van Thieu never agreed with the
The survey's most striking find-'parents during special seminar United States on the peace plan.an
ing with regard to parents' ex- within the program for parents The four parties in the formula ... o cell
pectations regarding supervision during Orientation week. would be the United States, South
s s er Bordin could not conjecture on Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the
of students on campus was "their Bd udBy JOHN GRAY
desire that -their son or daughter the effect of the survey on the National Liberation Front.
The South Vietnamese contend Three of the top editors' of MIhigan State University's
be permitted little or no choice' University's policies concerning that this would imply recognition
regarding the conditions for en-- stuident freedom. of the NLF, something Saigon t student newspaper, the State News, will take temporary sal-
tertaining the opposite sex." However, one plan being thought does not want to do. ary cuts as "punishment" for publishing allegedly obscene
The trend is somewhat reversed about involves placing students ton's bomb-halt peace package words, Louis Berman, the paper's advisor said.
w ith smoking and drinking where: into more hemogenious groupings- and then backed out at the 11th The editors are appealing the punishment to MSU's stu-
cent restrictions For example, incoming freshmen hour. dent judiciary in order to have the action rescinded and es-
at home whie only 41 per cent who are used to greater self-reg- Clifford also repeated the U.S. tablish their authority over the paper's editorial content.
want restrictil o n campus. ulation might have the option of claim that President Thieu had B er a itod the ppers d d tol cpte ba
The iesults indicate that due to not living in University housing. at one time agreed to Washing- j Berman claimed the editors did not live up to a verbal
the nature of present University "This is the opposite of the IBM Clifford said the switch in agreement to send letters of authorization to their printer
restrictions "freshmen will be syndrome," said Bordin. "Instead South Vietnamese attitude came I along with any copy that contained obscene words. "I think
given greater responsibility for of treating students all the same, on the very eve of Johnson's an- the whole deal was designed as a confrontation," he said.
self-regulation than they expe- we will be treating them according nouncement that U.S. planes The editors deny Berman's charges.
iienced at home in the areas of to the differences that exist among would stop bombing North Viet- E
seuah rlainsksokngnnd em.Eitrin-Chief Ed Brill claimed no concrete agreement
sexual relations, smoking. and them.' namese territory on Nov. 1.
drinkig:" -was ever reached on the sub-
The counseling office feels the ject. "There's obviously a mis-
gpteeunste amogtofifeej cts theestndn ,, esad
sponsibility athome and on cam- IH A l a u n d ryV Lon tra ct ; ""article in question concern-
pus must be bridged, ideally prior ed a similar uproar at the Uni-
to entering the University. versity of Wisconsin, where the
"The gap arises partly because student newspaper came under
parents haven't as yet anticipated e lec .s .s L1 t I'iJ t d o It. b oardfire for printing obscene words
the change in their relationshipto and retaliated by publishing ex-
their children" said Dr. Edward By GEORGE MILLER all residence halls in exchange for In addition they expressed their cerpts from the, texts for some
Bordin. Director of Student Af a reduction in prices. objection to the lack of a choice courses - notably Lady Chatter-
Bdn.Drtr ftdntA-Inter-House Assembly last night h td121 of competing companies. ly's Lover. The State Flews re-
fairs counseling. "The relationship reaffirmed its opposition to a con- IHAtmembers, who voted 12-11 o etin ompe s w yo Lve The State re-
must be more adult to adult than tract for dormitory laundry service against the proposal, also turnedf However, some of those who printed the excerpts in their coy
adult to child," he said. proposed by Student Consumers it down a month ago. favored the idea of a single-estab- erage of the affair.
"The evidence that parents ex- Union. The intent of the SCU plan was lishment contract explained that Trinka Cline, State News Cam-
pect a highly protective stance The contract would have given to reduce the cost of laundry serv- the srct cus ro"ifus Editor, wtho Berman calls
toward their children in the sex- one designated local laundry and ice to dorm residents. Many mem- the'ss pwhole thing," claimed the impo-
ual sphere makes clear the dilem- I dry - cleaning establishment the bers felt a reduction in cost would IHA President Jack Myers, '71 sition of the fines is, at least hi
ma that administration, faculty,' monopoly on laundry service to bring down the quality of service. said later, those favorable to th st, of tefs i, at la i.
proposal were "willing to give the part, "a personal attack on me.
- -- -At a conference on the matter,
~~~~ ~~contract a try, and see if the Berman cle isdn
INDEPENDENCE prces realy would" be somuh dald Miss gy Cinde a
1loprierealol"b omc "damned incompetent" and rec-
lower." ommended to Brill that she be
Due to IHA's decision, SCU will fired.
not be able to put its plan into Berman contends the Editor-n-
1 '/ to " ,effect, and the present system will Chief must send a covering letter
laundry and dry-cleaning'firms hook." Under Michigan 1 a w, a
members, and a strong student organization Bidlack points out that the University li- 'that serve the dorms. printer is liable for obscenities he
exists. brary science school was the last remaining In other business IHA elected prints. It is not clear, however,
However, the key question of faculty promo- major unit of its kind in the country still or- trerstudensttostdenBoaraof that a letter would relieve him of
tions remains unsolved. In the past, the dean ganized as a department. G rs of esidenc R ls liability.f y
and executive committee of the literary college Library science may even aim for a separate Last month the Student Relations "Tmis is s o r t of silly," Brill
had final authority on such questions. building, although for now the school will pr Committee increased s t u de n t commented. After the Incident, be
"We're uncertain at this point what will hap- ably continue to share classroom space with the mb two to four, and decreased faculty wertoacomding letter to the
pen," Bidlack says. "Between now and July 1 literary college. The school already has moved membership by one to make rep- printer when the word "piss" was
we'll just keep asking Dean Hays to help us plan its offices to West Quad from crowded quarters resentation of students and fac- used in a magazine article.

for independence. Our own executive committee in the Graduate Library. ulty equal. . "After I saw the copy, I noticed
will have to make recommendations to Vice One of the major reasons for establishing Myers invited all house presi- that the word 'nigger' was used
President for Academic Affairs Allan F. Smith." a separate school was the need for increased en- dents and concerned students to twice evidently someone decid-
Paperwork seems to be a major problem. rollment. Bidlack says the country needs at 'attend an hour-long open meet- ed that piss' is a worse word than
There's paperwork we never even thought ex- least 100,000 more librarians, and there are not ning of the Regents tomorrowCon 'nigger' - I don't know," Brill
isted," Bidlack laments, citing especially the task enough facilities to train them. lege funding. ofReidentilC-said.
of compiling a separate budget request. Last year the University was only able to At the 2 p.m. session, the Re-
Fortunately library science has been issuing accept 80 of 314 applicants in library science. gents will hear arguments for andoueswp
separate announcements and catalogues for some Hopefully the change in status will allow the against an IHA proposal to fi-' 47j U i 1 3
time. school to expand in size. Bidlack says an enroll- nance Residential College "aca-
Bidlack explains that library science has al- ment increase of about 30 students will be re- demic improvements" such'nas1
ways been a separate department. "It seemed quested next year. classrooms,from academicfs for the
very logical for us to become a separate unit. Although things are moving smoothly now,'an reinc nehalfunds forthed
We've always been more of a professional there was a ten year delay after the department hremaining one-half to two-thirdssr
-~ ~~l~~a~' a~i~~ T'h ~of the total $3 million allocated Two persons were arrested yes-


LANSING (A') - Sale of business
, interests to his brother has remov-
I ed Michigan State University Vice
President Philip J. May from con-
flict of interest, Atty. Gen. Frank
Kelley ruled Tuesday.
Kelley had found May in con-
flict earlier this year, an opinion
which led to May's resignation as
vice president for business and
finance and brought angry denun-
ciations from at least two mem-
bers of the MSU board of trustees.
May resigned effective next
July 1.
The Attorney General said he'
had received an affidavit f r o m_
May's brother, R. G. May of Sioux,
Falls, S.D., saying he has pur-.
chased all shares of stock in the
conflicting company from May's
wife, Viola.
"Neither Viola M. May nor her
husband Philip J. May is receiving
any distribution of funds or assets
from the company or from its
corporate operations," Kelley
quoted from the affadavit.

cesses, intermediate and advancedIitams in the AFSCME contract
requirements for degrees and "are the same" as in the other two
courses, and the role of graduate contracts, "but the way in which
students in other than student they are dealt with is quite dif-
activities. ferent in many instances because
At its meeting this Thursday, of the nature of the difference in
the committee will attempt to work."
4 correlate from these papers spe- Thiry said the University "is
cific proposals for restructuring hopeful the contract will be rati-
the department. fied."

Library science


How does a department become a separate,
aitonomous school in the University? It's like
preparing a colony for independence.
The Regents created 4 new library science
school at their October meeting. But the school
won't become officially independent from the
literary college until July 1-that's how long the
transition process will take.
No one is quite sure just how a new school
is created, explains library science acting depart-
ment chairman Prof. Russell Bidlack. It's been
so long since a new University school or college
was established that no one in the present ad-
ministration knows how to go about it.
"We'll have to find out who it was last and
ask them," he says.
The library science situation is further com-
plicated by the absence of a permanent dean,
or department chairman, or whatever you want
to call him. Former department chairman Prof.
Willard Bonk was forced to resign his post last
year for medical reasons.

admissions,. curriculum, distribution require-
ments and granting of degrees, although, like all
other departments, library science has main-
tained a high degree of autonomy all along.
But the graduate school is primarily an ad-
ministrative unit and does not include any de-
partments. So, the actual department of library
science remained in the literary college, which
supervised the budget, promotions of faculty
and other matters. Again, the individual depart-
ments do maintain great degrees of autonomy.
Bidlack expects the graduate school to con-
tinue handling admissions of doctoral students
and granting of degrees.
But he says the new school might consider
setting up an admissions office for masters
degree candidates, who make up most of the
400 library science students. However, it will be
up to the new dean-when there is a new dean
to consider initiation of the idea.
The new dean will also be faced with con-
siderations of curriculum reform, enrollment
and expansion, and the possibility of expanding

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