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Friday, December%6, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

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Reform Jewish Worship Service
8:15 P.M December 6
STOCKWELL LOUNGE
ON EG SHABBOT to follow
ALL ARE INVITED

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Linking needs of town and gown

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PETER GRIFFITH,
Classical guitarist, composer
at
MARK'S COFFEE HOUSE
605 East William
performances at 9:00; 10:00 & 1 1 :00 P.M.
Fri., Dec. 6th and Sat., Dec. 7th
Admission $1 .50
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By GARVEN HUDGINS
Associated Press Education Writer,
(Part two of two parts)
Although universities are of-
ten a major economic reason
for a town's existence, many re-
main quite removed from the
problems of the communities
around them.
Only a few pioneers have
taken steps to reduce friction
between the needs of local cit-
izens and the more transient
needs of the students.
A couple of successful at-
tempts have been made at
Greensboro, North Carolina,
home of North Carolina Agri-
cultural and Technical Univer-
sity and, in New Jersey, at Rut-
gers University.
"Recognition in the commu-
nity and in the university of the
spirit of what we are trying to
do, regardless of race, is rep-
resentative of the atmosphere
here," said Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy,
A&T president.
"The involvement of A&T -in
the community has come about,
not through an attempt at win-
dow dressing, but of necessity
since the university has been
so long a vital part of this city.
A&T has show an exceptional
sense of its involvement and its
commitment to the communi-
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The Greensboro Chamber of
Commerce includes 150 Negroes,
30 of whom are alumni or fac-
ulty members from A&T. Dr.
Dowdy and two other Negroes
are members of the Chamber's
board of directors.
"We want the people of
Greensboro to offer suggestions
to us on how we at A&T might
better serve this community,"
Dowdy said. "We need them to
help us discover our strengths
and weaknesses and to propose
procedures on how town and
gown can better t living and
dynamic force."
Dowdy said A&T last year
used a $24,500 federal grant to
work jointly with Greensboro
residents "not at the doctor-
lawyer level, but lower than
that where the problems are."
As a result, he said, the uni-
versity stimulated nev con-
struction, new jobs, model city
planning and programs to up-
grade the educational back-
ground of slum children.
The Greensboro Retail Mer-
chants Association, which in-
cludes Negro business owners,
some of whom are A&T grad-
uates, has taken a strong pub-
lic .stand favoring fair housing
and equal job opportunities.
A&T students run a tutorial
program for low income chil-
dren lagging behind in school
studies. Student volunteers also
work with the Youth Educa-
tion Service in Greensboro and
with the, city's redevelopment
office.
"Greensboro has been par-
ticularly conscious of the need
to improve human relations
since the first student sit-ins
occurred here," said civic leader
Sieber.
"Once we became aware of
the injustices and these were
brought to our attention, we
tried to move ahead as a whole
and A&T has been very con-
spicuous in our community
leadership."
A prototype of the urban-
oriented university of the future .
is Rutgers, the state university
of New Jersey.

The university is in an in-
tense building campaign in Ne-
wark, and is deeply involved
in establishing equal opportuni-
ty in the construction work. In
cooperation with contractors, it
has fostered an apprenticeship
program f o r disadvantaged
youngsters.
Rutgers is among universities
that have taken a gamble in
changing standards to admit
disadvantaged youngsters.
"It can be a rough problem
when, for reasons of space, you
have to turn down a perfectly
qualified applicant to make
room for a student you are
frankly gambling on to come
through," said a university of-
ficial. "But we're doing it any-
way."
Several hundred disadvant-
aged applicants have entered
Rutgers under this system.
William Weinberg, assistant
for labor relations, said there
now is a "cooperative relation-
ship" between Rutgers and the
community.
"In the old days, a politician
could always stir a response by
blaming Rutgers," Weinberg
said. "That's not true anymore."
Rutgers directs an Urban
Studies Center which seeks to
bring the university's resources
to bear on city problems, and
Arthur J. Holland, chief of the
center, said, "I think we're now
in the midst of one of the long-
est honeymoons between a town
and a university I've ever seen."
Rutgers students serve as tu-
tors in New Brunswick, Newarkj
and Camden elementary schools
and others work as volunteer re-
searchers in surveys of housing
conditions and relocation needs.
Evening schools for disadvan-
taged students are run by the
university law school and its so-
cial science faculty.
With help from federal funds,
Rutgers also conducts a com-
munity action intern training
prograni for the development of;
leadership inside the communi-
ty. Consultants have included
such Negro leaders as James
Farmer and Bayard Rustin,
plus economists, lawyers and la-
bor experts.

The university trains Negro
students in computer technol-
ogy as part of its economic op-
portunity program and students
have provided leadership for
training preschool children in
deprived areas. There also is a
Rutgers-sponsored program to
help small businessmen.
"Today as never before, there
is mutual appreciation between
town and gown,' said Holland.
"It is enhanced every day as de-
partments of the university and
the city are brought closer to-
gether."
The university is relating its
building plans to urban renewal
in New Brunswick and plans a
cultural center in the heart of
the city where educational and
artistic presentations now shown
only on campus can be made
available to the public.
The case for bringing univer-
sities into direct confrontation
with problems of today's cities
was summed up by New York's
Commissioner of Education
James E. Allen at ceremonies
marking t h e inauguration of
Columbia's $10-million urban
development program.
"If our universities are to be
productive sources of help," said
Allen, "their future development
must prepare them for service to
the many, for direct and prac-
tical involvement in the reali-
ties of man's difficulties."
State Ed Board
to hold hearing
Hearings which would allow stu-
dents to have a voice in the de-
velopment of statewide planning
for higher education have been
scheduled for a time when most
students will be on vacation.
The State Board of Education
will meet at Slauson Jr. High
School in Ann Arbor on Dec. 19,
two days after the end of finals.
They are seeking comments and
complaints about a preliminary
State Plan for coordinating high-
er education.
The report establishes an ad-
ministrative role for the state
board among the state'scolleges
and universities. Copies of the re-
port, prepared by advisory com-
mittee from various sectors of
higher education, have been cir-
culated to University administra-
tors for several months.
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the
news today
!y The Associated Press and College Press Service
SOUTH VIETNAM ordered its entire negotiating team
to Paris to begin four-way peace talks early next week.
The diplomats, including Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky,
will arrive Sunday in Paris where expanded negotiations are
expected to start Monday or Tuesday. Before Ky was not to
join the talks until later.
Meanwhile, America delegates are awaiting Saigon's am-
bassador to the United States, Bui Diem, to discuss South
Vietnam's stance on proposed peace plans.
The ambassador is expected to fly to Washington next
week to talk with President-elect Richard M. Nixon.
MEANWHILE, INCREASED FIGHTING in South Viet-
nam sent American battle deaths to the highest peak in
two months.
During November, the first month of the total bomb halt
in North Vietnam, 681 Americans were killed in action a
27 per cent increase over October.
The U.S. Command announced after the bombing halt it
would intensify ground action to keep the Communists from
gaining any advantage from it.
A Viet Cong broadcast announced yesterday the Viet
Cong will observe three-day cease-fires over the Christmas
and New Year's holidays. The United States and South Viet-
nam announced earlier, however, they would observe only a
24-hour cease-fire on Christmas Day.
SOCIAL TURBULENCE IN ITALY halted abruptly
yesterday, raising hopes the 16-day-old government crisis
was nearing an end.
A 24-hour general strike continued to cripple Rome, but
elsewhere an easing of worker a n d student disturbances
seemed to indicate that disruptions and demonstrations have
ended for awhile. There was speculation that leaders of the
demonstrations, especially Communist-led unions, fear more
disturbances will provoke a repressive reaction throughout
all of Italy.
With the sudden relaxation of national tensions, Pre-
mier-designate Mariano Rumor resumed meetings with the
leaders of the three parties of his proposed center-left coali-
tion, amid growing signs he might form a cabinet by this
weekend.
AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK to monitor t e s t
underground nuclear explosions was proposed yesterday
by the United States.
The chief U.S. disarmament negotiator, William C. Fos-
ter, submitted the proposal to a United Nation committee.
Foster claimed such a network could contribute to arms con-
trol by improving nuclear detection techniques.
Underground nuclear tests are not covered by the limited
test ban treaty of 1963.
Foster said the proposal involves a series of planned,
fully publicized underground explosions to serve as a basis
for a joint international investigation.
The, proposal will probably be discussed further in bilat-
eral negotiations with Russia, and in resumed sessions of the
17-nation disarmament committee in Geneva.
THE TRIAL OF SIRHAN SIRHAN, accused assassin
of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was postponed yesterday until
January.
The trial was originally scheduled to begin Monday, but
a delay was granted to permit a new member of the defense
team to familiarize himself with the case.
In related action, prosecution and defense attorneys ap-
proved closed circuit televising of the proceedings to an aux-
iliary press room, due to a shortage of courtroom space, but
public broadcasting of the trial has been forbidden.
AN ITALIAN PARISH REVOLT yesterday against the
firing of a priest marked the first serious defiance of
church authority in postwar Italy.
A thousand parishioners - mostly women, children, and
cripples - marched from their working-class parish into
Cathedral Square to demand reinstatement of their priest,
officially dismissed yesterday for disobeying cardinal orders.
The priest announced he would continue to celebrate
mass in the streets.
Pope Paul VI had lashed out Wednesday at dissident
priests and bishops who challenge traditional teachings of
the Church.

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Thursday and Friday
Dec. 2, 13starring: MAE WEST
Dec. 12, 13
Short: HIS MUSICAL CAREER (Charlie Chaplin)
The Lavender Hill Mob
Saturday and Sunday ALEC GUINESS
Dec. 14, 15 STANLEY HOLLOWAY
The best British comedy ever made
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