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VOL. LXXIX, No. 72 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 21, 1968 Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Student groups

Law prof


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challenges u
to March on, LS
maSSS rule
SGC, caucus to lead rally on Diag, Charges Hershey
present language petitions to Haysgdenes students,







Radical Caucus and Student Government Council will
sponsor a march at noon today to present Dean William
Hays of the literary college with petitions demanding the
end of all language/distribution requirements.r
Over 3500 signatures have been placed on the petitions.
They will be given to Hays along with a demand that thej
requirements be abolished by the January meeting of the
literary college faculty.1
"Forcing students to take undesired courses is not only
unsound, but is also a direct violation of a student's right
---to conduct his academic life
as he chooses," the petition
F ur states. "The LSA College de-
prives students of this right by
imposing foreign language andi
distribution requirements," it
tLast week SGC passed a resolu-
iiii ruti iii tion addressed to the curriculum
committee of the literary college,'
By The Associated Press "compulsion is the least effective
BONN-The future of the means of education."I
French franc and perhaps other Yesterday, a copy of that res-
Western currency remained un- olution was delivered to Hays' of-
certain yesterday as a group of fi- fice in a letter. demanding that
nancial leaders from around the the curriculum committee recom-
world met here to seek an end to mend abolition of the requirements
the crisis. at the December meeting of the
French and German foreign ex-; faculty. The letter also demanded
change markets have been closed that the faculty act positively on
for the rest of the week in an ef- the recommendation no later than
fort to stem the rush to trade January, 1969.,
French francs for German marks, "We will continue to collect
S Britain announced' foreign ex- signatures against the require-
change markets in that country ments until the curriculum com-,
would be closed today to curb mittee acts," one of the protest
speculation. leaders said.
Gold prices climbed 3212 cents "If the curriculum committee
in London, where the closing price jdoes not make a recommendation
was $40.55 an ounce. Zurich quota- either way by January, we will
tions ranged from $40.25 to $40.50. have to assu itaisrcondoni
American dollars, which brought continuation of the requirements,"
4.2995 Swiss francs Tuesday, were he added. "They have had ample
bringing only 4.2948 to 4.2953 time to consider the problem, es-'
Swiss francs when the Zurich ex- pecially in light of the apparent
student demand to end the re-
The "Group of 10," an informal quirements."

legal deferments

A University law professor will
release a legal memorandum this
morning charging that an Oct.
24 "advisory" by Selective Service
Director Gen. Lewis B. Hershey
still does not comply with the Se-
lective Service Act of 1967.
Hershey's position, which ap-
parently came in reaction to a
protest from law professors here
and at Yale earlier this semester,
only gives' I-S deferments, in ef-
fect a stay of induction, to the
end of the academic term the stu-
dent is in.
Prof. Charles Donahue Jr. said
the law states that the I-S
should extend for the entire
academic year and should be
available for all second and third
year graduate students during the
According to Donahue, the law
allows any graduate student who
is called for induction who did not
have an undergraduate II-S de-
ferment after June, 1967-that is,
most second and thrid year grad-
uate and professional school stu-f
dents-to receive a I-S if he
receives an induction notice dur-
ing the academic year.
A student asks for a I-S only
after he receives his induction no-
tice, Donahue said, but then
should be granted it for the re-
mainder of the academic year.
Donahue and some of his stu-
dents involved in the action feel:
very strongly that they have a
moral obligation to publicize what
they say the law allows.
"Hershey is denying by admin-
istrative fiat what in fact Con-
gress has made law," says Jack
Radcliffe, '70L. "We feel obligated
to inform other graduate students
about this, people who might not
know they're protected."
Radcliffe himself has received a
I-S from his Dearborn, Mich.


Group contemplates
possble legal action
Alumnae and advisors of "about twelve" sororities at-
tended a secret meeting with an attorney yesterday morning
to discuss action in response to the anti-discrimination reso-
lutions of Panhellenic Association and the Regents.

S. F. State ntJ1s Ieflit
San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto was confronted yesterday by ,j
State College after visiting with president Robert Smith. Classes w
day after having been cancelled Nov. 13 when racial violence erup
sembly voted not to teach classes and students reported a 70 per c
classes that were held. Meanwhile, black militants announced at a n
- -- -- nnw n mic - h"; 4" a Tnn dC 11hirh lof Gk the irp

The possibility of initiating legal action against the Uni-
versity or Panhel was reportedly discussed although no final
decision was reached.
The attorney, Lawrence Smith of Grand Rapids refused
to comment on the case when contacted last night but
acknowledged "a client-attorney relationship exists" between
him and the alumnae and advisors.
I Several of the women present at the meeting refused
to disclose who had retained the attorney and what funds
} were used to do so. They also -
Sdeclined comment on the na- A
ture of the meeting which waslits
held at Ann Arbor's exclusive
City Club.
One alumnae advisor who re-
fused to attend the meeting andIdoeu m cne t
asked not to be identifed said
"only the sororities which did not
sign Panhel's original non-dis-
crimination agreement were in-on1co d
vited to the meeting." That group
consists of all but six of the Uni- By STEVE KOPPMAN
versity's 23 sororities.
The majority of the University's Graduate Assembly last night
sorority members were unaware criticized the recent circulation
of the secret meeting and several of a document on student conduct
expressed dismay at the behind- by the Graduate School Executive
the-scenes maneuvering. Board.
Smith, acting as a representa- The document distributed to all
5 tf'T2tive of the alumnae, talked with graduate departments, listed crit-
eering students at San Francisco several University officias and eria on non-academic student
ere scheduled to resume yester- terday afternoon including Bar-- conduct, including disruptions of
pted. However, the faculty as- bara Newell, acting vice president Uiest ciiy
ent successful boycott of those for Student Affairs. GA objected to the Executive
iews conference that they would He specifically discussed the Board's action partly because it
final disruption. More than 1000 Panhel resolution requiring all felt the document would be cir-
sororities which refuse to abolish culated only after the graduate
alumnae recommendations to sub- school faculty members on the
mit each recommendation they Executive Board had consulted
receive to Panhel. The recom- with GA.
mendations would be kept on file GA further reaffirmed its reso-
as evidence should discrimination lution of Sept. 25 on student con-
charges arise, duct. This resolution would require
The Regents, at their regular GA's approval for any Interim
monthly meeting last week, de- rules on conduct and the replace-
lared use of binding and required ment of the student-faculty In-
recommendations to be in viola- quiry Board by an all-student
velations made by others . tion of University Bylaw 2.14 juiarl
Discussion of race relations in-whcpribt srinaonn judiciary.
volved a dispute over the cause of which prohibits iscrimination in Appeal from this body to the
white predominance at the Uni- student organizat's motion, in effect Executive Board could only be
versit and in the RC.Both re- made if the students involved were
verityandin he C. othre-I makes the Panhel resolution pro- ungil
cruitment and curriculum reformhibiting use of these recommenda- found guilty. GA also demanded
(aimed at broadening the RC's tions, official University policy the Executive Board forward these
emphasis on Western humanities Any sororities not complying recommendations to all graduate
to include studies in African and with the ruling will not be per- organizations and departments.
Eastern cultures) were offered as mitted to rush in January. In other action, GA voted 14 to
possible methods of generating Smith, yin discussions with Mrs. 12 to defeat a resolution stating
greater enthusiasm for the RC I Newell and the Panhel officers, the University should limit its
among black students. suggested the possibility of only formal jurisdiction over all stu-
The final session included re- requiring "negative" recommenda- dents to strictly academic conduct.
marks by Inter-House Assembly tions to be submitted to Panhel. The resolution is almost iden-
president Jack Myers, '71, who ob- He met with the Panhel officers tical to one presented by Prof.
jected to the financing of im- in the office of Miss Diane Ann- Martin Gold to the University
provements for the RC's East ala, advisor to sororities for the Civil Liberties Board last month,
Quad location with dormitory re- Office of Student Organizations. Had it passed, it would have con-
serve funds. Myers also attempted She said that while Smith did stituted GA's opposition to a plan
to give RC students some idea of not specifically threaten legal for a University Judiciary to pass
the "stereotypes and possible mis- action he "alluded to the possi- on student conduct.
conceptions of the 'typical RC' bility of a court case on the mat- Debate on this question center-
student." ter." He mentioned that "a few ed on the comparative damage
Proposals offered at the final of the nationals have lawyers of which could be done to defendants
evaluation session will be brought their own" who are interested in by civil authorities and the pro-
to the attention of the RC Re- the case, Miss Annala explained. posed University judiciary in the
presentative Assembly. See ALUMNAE, Page 9 event of campus disruption.


menralotofaemn, b ut state eiective accept no compromise in their ten demanus wm cc, oine org
but powerfulbanks and teasuie The curriculum committee has Service DirectorCol. Arthur Hol- police have been stationed just outside the campus.
wof r the bal'rctnkaintesuries planned to poll a random selection mes deniesrtat any I-S defer-- --
of the world s richest nations, ret of undergraduates regarding the ments have been given for cases
in West Germany's Economics requirements. However Neff called such as Radcliffe's. 12 STUDENTS MAY LEAVE:
Ministry. Nations included in the the committee's action a "stalling Radcliffe and others believe
group are Belgium, Britain, Can- tactic." there is some deception on the part
ada,- France, Italy, Japan, the of the Selective Service in grant-
Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, DELAY TACTIC ing I-S deferments which they say ,s
the United States and West Ger- "A large majority of students I they needn't give, trying to pre- ssm.eq m ,
many. opposes the requirements, added vent legal appeals from those stu-
A West German government' Neff. "The questionnaire will not dents who would know about the
spokesman said the group dis- be circulated until next year, and laws, while still being able to By BARD MONTGOMERY college next term to present their
cussed possible devaluation of the the results will not return until draft the others who don't, The probable departure of up reasons for leaving,
franc. International support for March at the earliest. The whole Holmes disagrees sharply with to 12 members of its 200 member The second transferring stu-s
the franc was also discussed. One idea is to delay the committee's Donahue on the legality of the freshman class this week caused dent commented on the involve-t
or the other seems likely, although decision." Selective S e r v i c e procedures, the Residential College (RC) to ment that she believes is expected
French President Charles de Gaul- "Some faculty argue that elim- "There are many people who can I suspend classes for a day and a of an RC student. She felt that toC
le has already rejected devalu- inating the requirements would interpret the laws in many ways," half of critical self-evaluation. benefit from the RC environment,e
ation, calling it an "absurdity." lessen the prestige of a Michigan he said last night, "and this is A committee appointed by the one must become entirely commit-
The French franc's troubles be- degree, Neff explained. This is a just one of them." He says the RC's Representative Assembly ted to RC activities, tq the ex-
gan last spring. The large wage falacious view of education. A current procedures are perfectly scheduled a series of conferences clusion of University activities.
liberal education is a personal'legal, to explore the disappointments Both students regretted t h a t
raises granted to end last spring s c Holmes also says that Hershey's, which students have encountered RC students do not participate asf
the ideals of some external so- advisory of late October had noth- in the college. Prof. Alan Gus- a group in University activities.

1idence in the franc and French-!,
ii~1~ I ii IU~ciety," he said. v +
men began investing their money
in foreign markets. Last week the Radical Caucus members s a i d
pace of this movement increased they would submit the petition to
and France lost $350 million of anyone in the LSA office, and that
its reserves. ' they would stay until the petition
West Germany has been under was accepted.

ing to do with the protest by theI
University and the Yale law
professors. "Hershey's memor-j
andum affects graduate students
in any draft classification not
otherwise deferable." It was done
in consideration of the individual

pressure to raise the value of its Hays said last night he would student, he says. "We don't want
mark because of the substantial be in his office to accept the peti- individuals hanging around wait-
0 amount of foreign currency in- tions today. "I think the students ing for induction. We'd rather
vested in German currency. The have a right to come to me with see them continue their studies:"
West German mark is considered their petition," he added.- I Donahue warns that the dis-
one of the world's stable curren- He noted however, that "the tinction in the II-S classification
cies, and invites foreign, invest-'rules are set by the faculty and that the Selective Service fails to
ment. not by me." See 'U', Page 9

kin opened the series of discus-
sions Tuesday evening, explaining
that they were intended "to pub-
licly elicit the discontented feel-
ings expressed within RC.
"We must compare our environ-
ment to the literary college to de-
termine, insofar as possible, to
what extent our problems are a
special function of the Residen-
tial College environment," he ex-
Committee member Pam Sea-
mon, '72, asked two students who
plan to transfer to the literary

Both also agreed that continual
exposure to the same persons in
all aspects of living at the Col-
lege constitutes a "forced com-
munity" detrimental to privacy.1
In the ensuing debate, several;
students contended that privacy,
could only be preserved individ-
ually. They pointed out that the
RC does not compel intensive so-,
cial intercourse, while it does offer:
the opportunity for relationships,
founded on extensive common ex-,
A favorite target at the first
discussions was the RC language
requirements. A student who plans
I to leave at the end of the term
called it, "rigid and inflexible.'"
He claimed that the program's ad-
ministrators "will not listen to


ROSE BOWL: Newest epidemic

Rose Bowl Expert Professor Charles Maurer, head
of the RC language program, said
Four years ago, when Eric Pergeaux first came to the University in its defense that it is not a bur-
from his native France, a triumphant Michigan football team was just den peculiar to the RC. "The
returning to Ann Arbor after a 34-7 drubbing of the Oregon State literary college has not abandoned
Beavers in the ROSE BOWL, its own requirement,"-he observed,
"and it does not appear that they
Pergeaux didn't get very fired up .about this news at the time, will do so."
since he didn't know from nothing about football. The second sessiwscnn-

But voila, times have changed! This year when Michigan travels
to the New Year's Day classic, Pergeaux will be there. In fact, his
bags are already packed. Yes, this Frenchman has ROSE BOWL fever.,
According to Dr. R. Bowl of the University's renowned Health'
Service, many 'U' students have come down with ROSE BOWL fever.
"I look through all my medical journals" quote Dr. Bowl. "But there
is no know cure for this rare disease."

ed with interpersonal relations at
the RC. Dean James Robertson
said that it is not possible to avoid
constant exposure to the s a m e'
people in the RC, and "this is at
once a risk and an advantage. In'
this way we learn to have conver-
sation," he noted, "we learn to re-

Although it used to be hear-,
say that Ann Arbor merchants
were reaping great profits at the
expense of University students,
SGC's Student Consumers Un-
ion believes it has finally docu-
mented the longstanding rumor.
SCU will release in January
a survey comparing consumer
prices of sundry items in and
out of Ann Arbor. SCU leaders
say. the survey 'will demon-
strate clearly the extent to
which students are being goug-
ed by Ann Arbor merchants."
"We compared the average
overall prices of incidental items
like toothpaste and shampoo at
stores in the central campus
area with the average prices in
Birmingham, Michigan stores,"
explains Larry McKay, SGC co-

like State Drugs and Ralph's
Market list prices which are 3
percent higher than Birming-
ham's. Prices in the State Street
shopping district are about 5
percent higher.
"When we surveyed the S.
University shopping area, we
discovered that stores are aver-
aging prices 11 percent high-
er than Birmingham's," McKay.
The average prices in Birm-
ingham were calculated from a
survey of three stores in three
separate areas of the city.
Twelve stores were studied in
Ann Arbor.
SCU is now examining the
figures in order to discover the
reasons for the wide gap in
"There are two significant

ance exists because students buy
incidentals in small quantities
and not in one big shopipng ex-
"Housewives buy a large
amount of items all -at once,"
McKay says, "and after two or
three times they begin to real-
ize how much excess money
is coming out of their pockets.
"A student, on the o t h e r
hand, buys a few incidentals at
a time, and probably doesn't
realize that the extra dime he
is paying might be due to de-
liberate price swelling."
When the price list is re-
leased in January, it will be ac-
companied by a consumer di-
rectory to guide students to the
most reasonable stores in each
geographical area.
At the present tine, SCU' is
also conducting a similar sur-
vpv f fnrR nrien0,

He went on to describe some of the symptoms of ROSE BOWL veal ourselves and accept the re-

"Students who didn't know where the Michigan Stadium was,
now find themselves wandering mistily through it come a Sunday
afternoon, clad in their maize and blue 'M' sweatshirts."
"Others," he chortled, "have been running wildly across the Diag,

TV tickets
Tickets for the closed circuit
TV broadcast of Saturday's
football game with Ohio State

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