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WASHINGTON (AUP)-Richard Milhous Nixon
became the 37th President of the United States
yesterday, pledging "to consecrate my office.
my energies, and all of the wisdom I can sum-
mon to the cause of peace among nations.
Following Nixon's speech, jeering antiwar
demonstrators tried to stone the President's car
during the inaugural parade. But club-swinging
police beat back an attempt by about 1,000 pro-
testers to overrun their lines.
Nixon's limousine sped up abruptly as a
couple of large rocks and pieces of garbage
rained within a few feet of him.
The President, pointedly ignoring the dem-
onstrators to wave at crowds on the opposite
side of Pennsylvania Avenue, was never in
danger in the bullet-proof black limousine.
The Washington Police Dept. said that 81
arrests were made.
At 12:15 p.m. the 56-year-old grocer's son
from Whittier, Calif. somberly repeated the 35-
word oath of office.
Moments earlier, Spiro T. Agnew, a Greek im-
migrant's son and former governor of Maryland,
capped a meteoric political career when he took
the oath as Vice President and became the first
man in line of succession to the presidency.
Thousands huddled under threatening skies
on the windswept Capitol Plaza as Chief Justice
Earl Warren for the fourth and last time in his
life administered the oath to a new President-
this time to one who long has been his political
Cannon boomed a salute and Nixon heard,
for the first time, "Hail to the Chief" played
for him. It was eight years from the day he had
watched John F. Kennedy become President on

the same spot after defeating Nixon in a tight
Minutes after taking his oath as the 37th
American President Nixon told massed thou-
sands in the Capitol Plaza:
"For the first time, because the people of the
world want peace and the leaders are afraid of
war, the times are on the side of peace .
"After a period of confrontation, we are
entering an era of negotiation."
The 17-minute inaugural address was de-
'livered rapidly and in low key. It was inter-
rupted nine times by brief, almost perfunctory
applause. There was strong applause at the close
but no sustained ovation.
The President promised to pursue at home
the goals of full employment, better housing,
excellence in education. But he warned that "we
are reaching the limits of what government alone
can do."
"What has to be done, has to be done by
government and people together or it will not be
done at all," the Republican President said. The
effort nust be that of a united people, he em-
"To go forward at all is to go forward to-
gether," he said, and added:
"This means black and white together. as one
nation, not two."
Nixon said that one of the most important
tasks for the future is "to lower our voices."
"We- cannot learn from one another until we
stop shouting at one another-until we speak
quietly enough so that our words can be heard
as well as our voices.
See NIXON; Page 10

Police arrest protesters ..

-Daily--Jay Cassidy
, ,as the President rides (rn


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Vol. LXXIX, No. 93

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 21, 1969

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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Forum to discuss Assembly
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required courses. -

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State officials
doubt. increase
in U' budget

The controversy over language and distribution requi'te-
ments in the literary college will reach a crucial stage in the
open forum of the college faculty today.

is ruptwn
Senate Assembly yesterday slap-

1 *

Student leaders of the campaign against required courses ped the hands of student demon-I
plan to urge immediate faculty action at the forum. The strators and The Daily by "reaf-
firming a policy" that persons not
meeting, however, was called only for students and faculty to enrolled in a class may only be
exchange views on the issue, and is not a regular session of admitted to the classroom "bys

LSA uit
The literary college student
steering committee and the organ-
izers of a group challenging the
committee clashed last night at
the regular committee meeting.
Bill Bleich, organizer of the
opposition group, and Simon
Benninga, chairman of the present
committee, disagreed over the po-
tential and functions of possible
representative committees in the
The proposal for the new steer-
ing committee first came up Sun-
day night at a meeting of repre-
#sentatives from seven depart-
mental undergraduate s t u d e n t

the faculty.
No formal action is expected.
"We want them to move into an
official faculty meeting," Student
Government C o u n c i 1 President
Michael Koeneke, s a id."If
they don't do it tomorrow, we ex-
pect a special faculty meeting
within the next week to take ac-
tion on our two demands."
Today's forum is at 3 p.m. in
the Natural Science Aud.
Radical Caucus and SOC have
joined in demanding that all fu-
ture meetings of the faculty be
open to the public and that all
language and distribution require-
-ments be abolished.
For tomorrow's forum to become
an official faculty meeting, 100
faculty members must declare
special meeting and make specific
subjects open to debate and action.
It is not likely that will happen,
since regular faculty sessions often
do not attract a quorum.
If the demands are not acted on,
Ithere may be a mass sit-in nextI
xvwee'. in the off ice of literary col-
lege Dean William L. Hays. Radi-
'cal Caucus and '.',C have plannedj

explicit permission of the instrue-_
The resolution was I heresult
of the student disruption la 't No-
vember of a class taught by Prof.

: A group of prominent st
University officials there wa
revenues" for higher education
increase taxes, President Robb
Meeting in closed session,:
committees of both chambers

Henry Bretton of the political request for a $75.9 million al
science department and a Daily year, the University+ submitted
article describing the incident. but was granted only $63.3 mill
The students entered the class-t.aiov.ryilliam-Miklikenuwy
roo pton encoureartyicipatiod -d:including his suggested alloca
in theistudent strike called for Legislature'dohorrow.aThe
election day. A Daily reporter and whLehsa uentmwTe
photographer also entered the final appropriaton to the Uni-
room to cover the incident. versity will be made withap-
Following a complaint by Bret-' proval by both Senate and
ton, the Senate Advisory Commit- Hoe le t p
tee on University Affairs--the as- I H e request fothe eeityi
sembly's executive committee-dk yu cm f eats onrtheortions
dted theorce s oluioy, bfter ie Nntamotipsib i' yp hcul ee ak o,-amepromiSeinte Aproaprijatiods
drates dthe resoltion. ter briet tCommittee Chairman Charles Zol-
discussion the proposal was passed lar (R-Benton Harbor). Formal
without dissent.heimpropdhtionstcomkitteeshk'rynns
Theresolutionstates, "It is thentues Wy-r iiegottinsittreeheadeco
sense of the Senate Assembly that gHdsilrr insdy; wi-l n be icusseon-
no prso no reulary eroled ~rier~i"'Rsidiic Vone gt: Parnoi' * week in February.
noprsonnotegulnRes-eseneA Arsa ri aKPresident Fleming saidthe Uni-
or registered in a course shall be lasersghywaforold had Leshedatur,
allowed in the class room in which rer veity wans to the Lltume
the course meets, except by ex-"hsseh- y sdeib period."
plicit permission of the instructor Av e r y n e w 111 o f U Other topics discussed' in-
in charge." eluded:;
Commenting on the resolution. -Capital needs, especially for
Prof. Irving Copi, chairman of By DANIEL OKRENT After all, you asked me to come offers the opportunity to get a teegneigsho n h
the assembly, said the policy was Fut~ure Editor hee-I didn't ask you." truer viewv of the writer and hi lteraylengen;c~o n h
a kind of "common law" privilege; It is almost impossiblie to ex- n ecntne;~profession, of how he finds him-, reusth'Uiriy'wl
of a faculty member. He admitted press how unalike Jerzy Kosinski hndheasntinhort is speech, self in his profession, how he con- -ArqetheUn)stywl
that the faculty had no means and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., are. shrt ut as of theI; submit later this month for an
Jr., are.~~~~~~~~ ducts himself once in it. aporaint oe rjce
to nfrceit plic, utsai te o, otalostimosibl-i'stype that would never make you aporaint oe rjce
r oeoutorefirmeoiybad the aculty's totast impssibleis regret asking him here, and by; Vonnegut, who will be here for increase in medical school enroll-
position in regard to intruders.! When Vonnegut strode onto the tetm efnseh aeyutowes answers Kosinski's shy ment;
In other action, the assembly! stage in Rackham Lecture H all quite glad that there were two sensitivity with robust ribaldry; he __A "gener~.l discussion" of tui-
aproved a revised plan for the: last night, before he had finished Wrtr-nRsdnei n r smtpoia hr oisii tion:;
admrission of students to its Re- three sentences he was saying, bo hsya.t vnpyial h w _h ed fteFitcm
See ASSEMBLY, Page 7 "This speech' will be very short. It made you glad because it men are absolute opposites.

tate legislators yesterday told
as "a question of additional
n since they do not expect to
en Fleming reported.
members of the appropriations
s questioned the University's
llocation from the state. Last
d. an almost identical request
ill submit his budget request,
Lion for the University, to the
burns self

Originally called to exchange a mass strategy meeting next Mon-
information among the seven stu- day. At that meeting, Radical Cau
dent groups, the Sunday meeting cus members will advocate the sit-
turned to the proposal for a new;i.
steering committee and considered The faculty is not expected to
possible structures, and relations take any decisive action on re-
to Student Government Council. quired courses until it hears from
The committee, which will be the college's curriculum commit-
considered further at another tee, which is currently reviewing
meeting next Sunday, would have the problem. Their report will
one student member from each probably be completed in March.
department that has a represen-
tative body. The new committee
* would also claim to be the legiti-
mate steering committee to exer-.
cise the committee's right of se-
lecting student representatives onS
faculty committees.
Benninga said of the sugges-
tion, "I can't conceive of organiz-.
ing in some departments, like bot- By STEVE KOPPMAN
any, physics or math. It couldn't BSE;O A
possibly be representative. I'm "Two of these records for three
pessimistic about organizing," he asked an incredulous shopper.
added. An enthusiastic crowd greeted'
"I'm optimistic," Bleich count-
ered, ing of Student Government Cou:
According to Bleich, the com- versity Discount Store Sunday n
mittee will concern itself with col- Council member Larry Deitch
lege-wide reforms which wouldn't $2,000 worth of records were sol(
be appropriate for consideration night. Store managers said they
by the departmental groups. ordered records which immedi
Benninga said he hoped "it has out. ,
been clear we would be happy to o t d
see any effective group that is "Art students are really t
more representative than the pres- this." said one customer. The st_


e dollars?"
the open-
ncil's Uni-
said over
d the first
y have re-
ately sold
'hrilled by
ore has in-



Heavy trade at SABl

But the contrasts are good to
have. Vonnegut, who rose to Cat's
Cradle and God Bless You, Mr.
Rosewater from the levels of Col-
lier's and the Saturday Evening
Pdst, can show the would-be
writers among us a life and an
approach to art that really might
be more relevant to us than Ko-
The audience at Rackham was
titillated by Vonnegut; his spoken
humor is unique, of a form which
readers of his books immediately
recognize. But just as I probably'
couldn't get you to laugh by lead-

The University's accounting
procedures for determining enroll-
ment figures were discussed exten-
sively, Fleming said.
Since state appropriations to the
various universities are based on
enrollment figures, a miscalcula-
tion in this estimation can either
give the school increased finances
or can force cutbacks in other
"We told the legislators that
our estimates in the past years
have never been off more than
- - - -

PRAGUE (M-A second Czecho- ,
slovak set himself afire yesterday
while his countrymen mourned the
torch suicide of student Jan Phi-
ach protsting the Soviet occupa-
President Ludvik Svobodia an-
nounced the second burning oc-
curred in Pilzen, 48 miles from
Prague. Palach, 21, set himself
afire Thursday and died Sunday.
The official Czechoslovak news
agency CTK said the Pilzen man
was Josef Hlavaty, a 25-year-old
brewery worker, divorced and
father of two children. The agency
said he suffered second-degree
burns and that reports indicated
he would .live.
Prague radio said. the burning
occurred at 8 p.m. on Dukla Square
and that Hlavaty was in a state
of shock with burns on 66 per cent
of his body. The radio said if there
were no complications he may be
It said the motive was under in-
Speaking of the Palach death,
Svoboda said, "I have just received
the shocking report that in Pilzen,
in a similar manner, another
young man laid his hands on his
"On behalf of your parents, on
behalf of our country, on behalf
of myself and in the name of
humanity to which we are jointly
committed, I request you stop
these terrible acts."
Another attempted burning-for
unknown reasons-was reported
vac a ,in vi idn r.qt.1 iingrv.

supplies, and stationery. Cigarettes sold
for 26 cents a pack.
SGC Treasurer Dennis Webster said he
was encouraged by the large turnout. "If
we continue like tonight, or even half of
tonight, we'll be OK," he said.
Webster said the store was formed at
this time because of increased student in-
terest and the support given the venture
by President Robben Fleming and the
At their December meeting, the Regents
discussed the discount store and gave the
idea their informal approval, according

soon, Webster noted, but there are no
plans for an SGC bookstore.
"We would need $100,000 capital, and
the effort wouldn't produce any great sav-
ings for students," he said. "The stores
don't make most of their profits on texts."
Present plans call for the store to be
open 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, with the
probable addition of evening hours next
Webster said the store can "beat the
prices" of the local stores, "because we're
designed to break even. We're not set up
to make a profit."
T~ n-ritinf nffring lw - ie. We

ing aloud a selected paragraph
from Cat's Cradle, to put some of!sc
his words from last night into,
type would also do little good.
.The reason for this is formnore
thai, content. The hilarities of.)
Vonnegut's fiction can not be lift- LOS ANGELES (')-one of two
brotherssought in the slaying of
ed out of context, noi' can ther-nTIT.A fac

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