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A TALE OF
TWO FREEDOMS
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Vol. LXXIX, No. 94

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 22, 1969

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Professors, students
meet in open forum
By DAVID SPURR
More than 1,000 literary college faculty members and
students massedl in Hill jAud. yesterday to discuss the issue
of language and distribution requirements.
The forum was called as a result of the quick adjourn-
ment of this month's faculty meeting because of students'
refusal to leave.
Although leaders of Student Government Council and
Radical Caucus had hoped for faculty action on either
closed faculty meetings or the requirements, no action was
possible because the forum
was not an official meeting of
the fac'ulty.
ys( Dean William Hays said be-
p ro v d esfore the forumi began that a spec-
ial meeting for action and discus
sion on specified issues could be
called by a petition of 100 faculty
members. It remained unclear,
however, if a simple vote by that
1oan iun smany members at the forum
would have legally made the
forum a meeting.
WASHINGTON (CPS) - New, H
┬░gislation which makes it pos- dowever, no faculty membe
sihle for a student to borrow made a motion to that effect.
money for educational expenses Radical Caucus announced last 1jath Prof. G ,eor
from his school - regardless of week, before yesterday's forum
his state of residence - has gone was called, that if action wasn't '
into operation under the Guar- taken by this Friday on required 'SNAIL-LIKE' EFFORTS:
anteed Student Loan Program, courses they would urge that a
The new type of loan is au- disruptive sit-in be held in Hays'
thorized by recent amendments office.
to Congress' Higher Education Act A mass meeting is now sched-
of 1965. 'uled for next Monday, with the: D em s bias
In most states, before t h e sit-in slated for the day after.
amendments were enacted, loans Hays announced yesterday thatcandidate
to non-resident students could a special faculty meeting will be
not be insured. The .amendments held Jan. 30 to discuss only open The city's leading Democrats of the Lau
permit the Federal Government to meetings. teamed up yesterday to blast the five Deimoc
insure loans made by a college to SGC and Radical Caucus lead- Public Housing Commission, call- on the city
a student who, by reason of his ers indicated yesterday that the ing it "snail-like" in its efforts to Major cr
residence, does not have access special meeting would have no ef- construct low-cost public housing document u
to a state or private loan insur- fect on their plans because it % for the city. which has
ance program. does not deal with required cours- In a seven page "position- tempts to
The amendments also open the es. paper" presented to the City Coun-, housing in
way for such organizations as Discussion at the forum yes- cil Monday night and to the pub- "The res
wayn terday ranged from whether stu- lic yesterday, the four incumbent "is that af
insurance companies and pensio dents or faculty members had the city councilmen presented pro- have no sh
funds to make federally insuredi right to determine academic pro- posals and standards for the The Hou
loans to students. Many of these grams to proposals for reforms of Housing Commission to follow. tablished b
organizations had been' willing to the language program and the They also called for the Mayor 1965, is jus
loan to students but had not been possibility of independent student to use his power of appointment tion of a
able to guarantee the loans. action, to improve the commission., builder for
* The most damaging evidence The incumbent Democrats are 151 units o
Students may borrow up to $7- against the requirement came H. C. Curry, first ward: Richard scattered a
500 a year to a maximum of $7, from Prof. Richard Brandt, the D. Remington, first ward; E. L. separate sit
graduate study.lonpae for chairman of the philosophy de- Quenon, second ward; and Leroy Director
gins after the student has left partment. Cappaert, fifth ward. mission, M
school, and may be extended over He cited his experience when he In addition, the paper was en- said the c
a period of from five to ten year was on the faculty of the Univer- dorsed by Democratic mayoral were accur.
in ty Pennsylvania. A survey of
with deferment while serving 3,000 alumni asking them
the military, Peace Corps or how the foreign language t h e y I
VISTA, or during periods of re- learned in college had help-
turn to full-time study. ed them in their professional and Ge
The federal government pays private lives elicited a strong
all interest charges (7 per cent a negative response, he said.
year) on behalf of a student "Most alumni replied that t h e
whose adjusted family income is ┬░language was relatively useless in ( lres
less than $15,000 a year, until both their professional and pri-
repayment begins. vate lives. By LORNA CHEROT rilla conser
Since the inception of the stu- "As a result, I was prepared to Natural resources students have prove him
dent loan program, more than $1 vote against the requirement," he been talking about curriculum re- At a ser
billion has been loaned to stu- added. form for years. But very little has vember an
dents. The U.S. Office of Educa- For the most part, the other ar- changed newed the
tion expects that 750,000 loans guments at yesterday's meeting n form in t
totaling more than $641 million were more philosophical. Bruce Douglas Scott. Grad. natural school by
will be made during the current Levine, a member of the Radical resources student council presi- mands.
fiscal year, which closes in June. Caucus. addressed the forum first dent, describes the student body as m d
Under the Michigan Higher Ed- at the request of Dean Hays. having "no potential" for activism, ,-that
ucation Act, loans sponsored by "Distribution requirements re- and the council itself as an in- pass-fail g
the state are available only to present the same educational phil- effectual representative of student -that g
state reisdents. The new Federal osophy on the college level that power. least for d
legislation would free many pri- allows the elementary school But a group of students in the -that it
vate funds for loan use by the teacher to tell students when to 1 wildlife and conservation depart- provided i
out-of-state students. See STUDENTS, Page 2 ments calling themselves "guer- given for c

B$y STEVE NISSEN
The Ann Arbor police warned University Activities Center
President Dan McCreath Monday that police action may
result from the performance of the play'"Dionysus in '69," a
part of the Creative Arts Festival, Detective Lt. Eugene
Staudenmeier confirmed yesterday.
Staudenmeier told McCreath that UAC officers might
be held legally responsible if prosecution on, obscenity or
indecent exposure charges results from the performance of
the play.
The warning set off a flurry of activity as high Univer-
.sity administrators began efforts to head off a major incident.
President Robben W. Fleming last night was attempting
to set up a joint conference between city officials, University
lawyers, and a UAC represen-
tative, administration sources
said. R t0hr
Fleming reportedly asked Ann
Arbor City Attorney Peter For-
sythe to aid in setting the confer- -
ence for tomorrow morning. Q
UAC officers say they have no:
plans to call off the performance
scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sunday in
the Union Ballroom. RGVIS
"Dionysus in '69" is a modern
adaptation of "The Bacchae " a
classical Greek tragedy by 'Euri- ByBARD MONTGOMERY
.: pides. The modern version em- The Representative Assembly of
ploys "environmental theater" the Residential College yesterday
Dnips--Jax Cassidw techniques, including a u d i e n c e approved a proposal to hire up to
participation. The play recently eight undergraduate resident fel-
t f orum 1at Hill Aud. finished a highly successful Off- lows. The Residential College
Off-Broadway run in New York. presently has 16 fellows.
UAC has sought legal advice The proposal wasdsubmitted by
and aid from several law pro- a committee formed in response
fessors and the University's Civil to what Assembly members believe
Liberties Board. They have also is a potential separation of upper-
been in touch with several mem- classmen from the freshmen and
bers of the county b Uanch of the sophomores who must live in East
McCreath declined to comment the college's first junior class is

gre irrialiIfadd1(1resses the open

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Prof. Robert J. Harris
w School, and by the
crats running for seats
y council.
riticisms stated in the
were aimed at the delay
thus far plagued at-
build low-cost public
the city.
ult," stated the paper,
ter three years we still
ovel in the ground."
using Commission, es-
y the City Council in
t now nearing comple-
contract with a Flint
r the construction. of
f public housing to be!
round the city in nine
tes,
of the Housing Con-
rs. Joseph D. Mhoon,
riticisms of the delayj
ate, but pointless.

"They rightfully criticize the the other units after the property on the matter on the advice of his
delay," she said. "We have had suit is settled. Hlawyers.
problem after problem, including The Democrats also criticised Staudenmeier raised 'four issues
the construction trades strike, and the "inflated .claims made about ntheneraied wfou Ms-e
op)position by members of th~e corn-th "ifaeclms adabu in the conversation with Mc-
the ability of the private sector Creath Monday.
munity to the scattered site ap- to construct low and moderate in- - Whether the play involves
proach-.. come housing." use of allegedly obscene words.
"However, I don't think any one - Whether the actions of the
of them could have done anything The claimed that private con- cast during the audience p.artici-
to speed up this . project,"she struction of suchhsing was i pation part of the play might re-
added. possible without subsidies from the sult in charges of assault.
Mrs. Mhoon disclosed yesterday cmm-unutratnonethormnoran- - Whether the alleged nudity
that 24 of the 151 units now un- other. Illustrating the bankruptcy of members of the cast during
der negotiation may be dropped the lack of a ty sinificant etpart of the play represents a vio-
from the project temporarily, tey but ow -cost public h lation of the statutes against in-
pending the results of a condem- pous- decent exposure.
nation suit which is blocking the . '- What responsibility the UAC

city from obtaining the building
site for the units.
She emphasized the units would
not be dropped permanently how-
ever. "We can go ahead faster
with the other units this way,"
she said, "and complete plans for

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mand reforms

Listing standards to be followed officers might have as sponsors
in the futire, the Democrats called of the play.
for public housing to be scattered Staudenmeier explained yester-
about the city, and to be indis- day the police wanted to know "if
tinguishable from other housing. the play is going to be put on in
They also called for tenant par- the )nude." He said the police
ticipation in administrative deci- vere acting on a complaint of a
sions, expansion of city social serv- local citizen.
ices to the tenants of the public Staudenmeier denied the police
housing, and a provision in public are readying plans to arrest the
housing contracts which would actors or sponsors of the play on
offem' the tenants ani option to buyJ Sunday. He said that such a de-
the units. cision would be made at that time.,
Staudenmeier is the police of-
The position paper stated a ficial who confiscated the film
need for 300 more public housing "Flaming Creatures" and arrest-
units above and beyond those al- ed the officers of Cinema Guild
ready planned to be constructed in January, 1967.
over the next few years. Three students and an instruc-

mnres 'school.
rvationists" are out to -that more natural resources
wrong. courses be provided for freshmen

NO BLACK INTEREST

HRC drops Black. Theatre

ies of meetings in No- and sophomores; The Demociats also charged the tor arrested in the "Flaming Crea-
d December, they re- -that students receive a voice University with neglecting its tures" case were charged with
fight fob academic re- in tenure decisions; responsibilities in the area of low- showing an obscene movie. One
he natural resources - -that new courses be created cost housing for its low-income student eventually pleaded guilty
drafting a list of de- and taught by graduate students; staff members. They demanded to a reduced charge, disturbing
that a general re-evaluation expansion in this field and in- the peace, and the charges were
tthdropped against the other three.
a system of optional of goals and objectives of the creased building of low-cost hous-_______
trading be adopted; school be undertaken. ing for student families to al-
rades be abolished, atI- At present, freshmen and soph- leviate the pressures on the com-
doctoral candidates; omores in natural resources take munity housing market thesec otV
ncreasea flexibility be only one course in the school and groups cause.
In grading and credit the rest in the literary college. Professor Richard E. Balzhiser,
ourses. Dave Kitchen, Grad, said the Republican candidate for mayor,
guerrilla conservationists want to and member of the committee &0 1 1111 $11r
increase the number of natural re- which established the commission
sources courses for freshmen and 3 years ago, declined to comment
sophomores to intensify their in- publicly on the Democratic pro-f The Washtenaw County Board
laposals. of Supervisors yesterday estab-
terest in the school. Over half the lished the position of administra-
students in natural resources are ------ - - tive coordinator of the Sheriff's
undergraduates and Kitchen be- ! Department.
lieves they would be more likely l ans The new coordinator, when se-
to support curriculum reform if it p lected by the board, will have
volvement in planning affected them directly. tei r e studyr the task of overseeing the financ-
lack citizens of Ann Kitchen also believes that too ial operations of the department.
many students enter the school The position was created by the,
ack community should for superficial reasons-because A meeting to discuss the supervisors in an attempt to re-
st consulted," Rowry they enjoy hunting and camping, handling of tenure in the sociology lieve the sheriff of bookkeeping
ey were not consulted for example-and know little department will be held at 8:30 duties and also to help eliminate
ck Theatre." about their field. p.m. tonight in room 3A of the chances for accusations of fin-
itention that the pro- Scott believes that past attempts Michigan Union ancial mismanagement on the
not really directed at at student-initiated curriculum The meeting is being called as part of the sheriff.
of the black com- reform have failed because of the !a result of the department's de- The newly appointed coordina-
ame also from HRC heavy workload carried by the nial of tenure to Asst. Profs. Tom tor, Stanley J. Dulgeroff, will be
Deborah Grubs. Mrs. school's graduate students, This. Mayer and Morris Friedell. paid a salary of $10,000 a year.
d the program "is not he says. has left students with too The duties of the coordinator
.1._- ..._a31 . .t..__The plans for the meeting 7are - nii t t h~. ! h

not expected to live in East Qaud
next year.
The Assembly also unanimously
approved a motion requesting the
formation of a committee "to
study the viability of housing men
and women on the same floor."
The, motion was an apparent
follow-up to suggestions made at
last term's "Self-Evaluation" ses-
sion which suggested that the col-
lege's coeducational experiment
should be broadened.
Members of the Assembly were
reluctant to accept an additional
clause in the original motion
which would have approved "coed
floors" in principle.
The Assembly adopted the "un-
dergraduate resident fellow pro-
posal" after considering points
brought out in a Sunday meeting
of fellows and an open meeting
Monday attended by about 30 stu-
dents, fellows and college faculty
members.
Opponents argued that the num-
ber of graduate fellows should not.
be reduced since they are "mature
models" students can look up to.
The Assembly agreed to evalu-
ate both the newly established
resident fellow program and indi-
vidual fellows at the end of the
coming a'cademic year before re-
newing the program.
The Residential College admin-
istratio1is now studying the feasi-
bility of Juniors living outside of
East Quad next year. Working
through Office .of University
Housing, they are looking for off-
campus housing facilities.
tive aide
In addition, the supervisors will.
receive ten cents per mile for
travel, and $25 per diem for at-
tending township meetings.
Discussion of practices in some
of the agencies falling under the
jurisdiction of the county social
services board (SSB) was p o st-
poned at the request of Supervisor
Donald M. Edmonds of Ypsilanti.
Edmonds, who . originally had
requested that the topic be
brought up, told the board he still
had to obtain some crucial in-
formation needed to demonstrate
the improper practices w h i c h
have occuredin some of the agen-
cies.
"I know, and I can prove," Ed-

By CHRIS STEELE
The Ann Arbor Human Re-
lations Commission last night
voted unanimously to withdraw
support of a proposed Black
Theatre plan, only two months
after originally endorsing it.
The reversal by the commis-
sion resultedprimarily from
objections to the project raised
by members of the black com-
munity.

A request to withdraw the
proposal had earlier come from
local black leader Charles Tho-
mas, one of the authors of the
theatre plan. Thomas urged the
City Council at its meeting Mon-
day to drop the plan..
The City Council took no ac-
tion on Thomas' request. Tho-
mas was expected to make the
same request last night but he
failed to appear.

HRC member. Mildred Of-
ficer, said housing and tran-
sportation were more important
projects to the members of the
black community. She also said
the supporters of the proposal
had "not done a good job of
selling it to the community."
Mrs. Officer said she knew of -
young people who would have
supported the theatre but they
were not contacted.
According to Mrs Thaver

lack of inv
for the b
'Arbor.
"The bl
be at lea
said. "The
in the Bla
The con
ject wasn
the needs
munity ca
member ]
Grubs sai

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