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Vol. LXXIX, No. 96

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 24, 1969

Ten Cents

Ten Pages



ft Ialinnenta




on sit-ms

bans Dionysus SGC


" Atk Li I u, 'l "

"Dionysus in '69" was ordered not to perform a second 17 UU.iI1U
time at the University of Minnesota last night following the
Wednesday production in which two members of the audience
took off their clothes.n ito suspen d I,
The play, .which is scheduled to play here Sunday and
Monday as part of the University Activities, Center's Cre-
ative Arts Festival, has been a source of sharp controversy;reo ilatio iI
between the University administration and the city police.
The Union Board of Directors last night voted to support
the statement issued by Dan McCreath, University Activities By CHARLES SILKOWITZ
Center president, endorsing the play. The play, to be spon- Student Government Co u n ci 1
5P~declined last 'night to suspend its
sored here by UAC, was described in the statement as a bylaws tospermit support of a
serious artistic effort." McCreath's statement was endorsed disruptive sit-in over language
the previous night by the Board of Governors of the League. and distribution requirements.
UAC is a committee of the Union and the League. In effect, Council told Radical,
Richard Shekner, production director, told The Daily Caucus, its co-sponsor of a mass
last night he was "surprised" at the action at Minnesota. He bution requirements scheduled for

Dean backs students..
on opening meetings
Dean William Hays of the literary college yesterday re-
commended that elected- student representatives be given
full voting membership on the college's curriculum commit-
tee and came out strongly in favor of open faculty meetings.
Hays also announced that the language requirenient was
being added to the agenda of the special faculty meeting
next Thursday, in addition to the question of open meetings.
He said last night that this may well lead into a general dis-
cussion of distribution requirements.
Radical Caucus leaders said the statement would have
no effect on their plans for a mass meeting and sit-in next
In a statement on the addition i
of the language requirement to
the agenda, Hays said that "lestst
we be accused of trying to limit
debate on the subject, the issue
of the language requirements will
oe made the second issue on them.
The recommendations on the
curriculum committee and faculty . h
meetings were made in an open r
letter to the literary college stu-

promised that when the pro-
duction plays at the Univer-'
sity Sunday and Monday, "We
will sacrifice no artistic in-
The play is a modern adapta-
tion of "The Bacchae," a classical'
Greek tragedy by Euripides. The
Off-Off-Broadway production has
been running since June and us-
ually includes scenes of nudity.
Besides Minnesota, the produc-
tion has played only at one other'
college, the University of Colo-
rado. No major incidents occurred
The scheduled performance last
night in Minnesota's Kaufman
Memorial Union was cancelled by
a unanimous decision of the un-
ion's board of governors. The
board is an 11-member body that
coordinates al11 university activ-
ities and is composed entirely of
The board paid the company
$900 to invalidate the remaining
contract agreements and the pro-

Monday, that there would be noI
SGC backing for the proposed'
It is expected the sit-in will be
discussed and approved by the
students aftending the Monday
If Radical Caucus' recommenda-
tions are accepted, the sit-in
would be held at noon Wednes-'
day in the office of literary college
Dean William Hays. In addition
to abolition of the language and
distribution requirements, de-
mands would include a statement
indicating that students, not fac-
ulty, have the right to determinea
college-wide curriculum policies.
In related action, President
Michael Koeneke and Executive,
Vice President .Bob Neff an-,
nounced they will not attend
Thursday's special faculty meeting
on current curriculum policy at
the college.
Though invited by Hays, they
said they will not go because the:
offer "is merely a small conces-

A POLICE CORDON SURROUNDS STRIKERS at San Francisco State College after placing t
entire group under arrest. Police awaited the arrival of wagons to take away students and teach
who refused to break up a rally.

} dent body that was released to
The Daily yesterday.
The move comes in reaction to
increasing pressure from students
for abolition of the language and
he distribution requirements and de-
ers mands that faculty meetings be
open to the public.
The letter is signed only by
Hays. He said yesterday he was
unable to get the approval of the
members of the executive commit-
tee of the college in time to re-
lease the' letter over their signa-



at. SFS


sion on the dean's part." From wire Service Reports morale was beginning to lag after
"It's been a long-standing SGC +.~-n - -- , o-----------l

uaatatv atcctacataauutug v N - -,'-.......zClub-swinging police broke u
duction was moved to the Fire policy that we don't go to closed a uorsidng oie oro e
House Theatre, a radical repor- meetings," Neff added. a forbidden strike rally at er
tory theatre in downtown Minne- Debate on the motion to sus and made the first mass arres
apolis. pend Council bylaws to enable the
The board cited "the tense sit- body to support the sit-in astedn stba t
uation of the campus due to the nearly an hour and half. .t was
recent black demonstrations and defeated by a 5-2 roll call vote, sted, the most on any colle
the impending action by the state with four abstentions. ares the most ohan 7olle
legislature on our university ap- Gayle Rubin and Panther White campus since more than 700 pe
propriations" as justification for voted for the motion: Mike Fa- University last April
their action. rell, Bob Nelson, Mary Livingston, Univet las pl. k
Earlier yesterday the adminis- Howard Miller and Mark Rosen- Some 260 police quickly sui
LANSING (R) - Two Republican tration of the university released d b La voted againsttheCarol sure edindedf npaticipants ibn aby ac
state senators said' yesterday they a statement saying it would back shead, Bob Neff and Roger Keats ing President S.I. Hiyakawa, a
plan to attend Sunday's Crea- any decision made by the board. sta, Nef airesden iysid a t r
tive Arts Festival performance of Mildred Smalls, chaii'maa of T m 't dbtsen arre ever sid the ri
"Dionysus in '69" to see for them- h aps r ciiscmi- The motion's defeat does not tielaessi hydcd
_sn6 o e o hm the campus' art activities commit- See SGC, Page 10 to hold the rally because studer
selvesif .the play is obscene. tee and a governor of the board -e- - 0 t
Sen. Gilburt Bursley of Ann Ar- concurred in the action. "Because D
bor and Sen. George Kuhn of of the fact that our state legisla- DOR SPACES:
Birmingham said they will at- ture is in session and the black
tend. Kuhn said other senators student uprisings have occurred,"
have told him they plan to come. she said.
"I want to be there to see just Miss Smalls called the produc- 14p
how bad this really is," said tion "boring. Even though I saw
Bursley. "And I want to be able it for free, I paid too much. It
to discuss it with my colleagues wasn't worth it,'' she added. By JIM BEATTIE the students have leases whi
when it comes up," he said. Otte Boersma, governor of the they will be breaking, and t
Both Kuhn ana Bursley have coffee house and spokesman for About 350 residence hall units University cannot therefore o
signed a Senate resolution call- the board, said only "Tt is in the and 11 married student apart- ficially support them.
ing for an investigation of stu- best interests of each party con- ments will be available for stu- "
dent activists at state-supported cerned t that the production not dents should they be evicted "But we recognize civil di
schools in Michigan. continue on campus." during the rent strike, John Feld- obedience as a respected form
+ Kuhn also initiated the contro- Sources in the capital at Saint kamp, University housing director, protest and will not discrimina
versy over a nude poetry reading Paul claimed there was "tremen- said yesterday. '' t d
by senior Lee Elbinger at 0 a k- dous lobbying" to get the produc- The announcement, made at a housing with us," he said.
land University in Rochester, tion off campus, meeting of the Student Advisory Feldkamp also felt that the Un
Mich. University officials met Wed- Committee on Housing, was actu- versity could not supply aid to stl
Both senators indicated t h a t nesday with Ann Arbor Police ally iust a restatement of an ex- dents in their disputes with lan
talk about the play has been in- Chief Walter Krasny and County; isting policy, but certain members lords other than the normal a
cluded in discussion of the in- Prosecutor William Delhey but of the committee viewed it as de vice given through the Bureau<
vestigation resolution, which is reached no agreement on how the facto support of the strike. Off Campus Housing.
still before the Senate Business police will handle Sunday's per- Feldkamp emphasized that the "Trouble with leases is strict
Committee: formance. "strike is essentially illegal since between the landlords and the stu
Landlords hold key to rent strike

up more than a week o peacesu l
an picketing: they wanted to reassure
ay that students, not the American
ts Federation of Teachers, are lead-
ke ing the strike: and strikers wanted
to challenge Hiyakawa's Jan. 5
,re ban on rallies, parades, be-ins.
ge hootenanys, hoedowns, shivarees,
r- and other public events designed
ia to disturb the studious."
The rally began at noon. About
r- 800 persons moved from picxet
ly lines at campus and building en-
trances to the speakers pla-i orm
nd on the central campus lawn.'
.g. Only three persons had spoken
ed when a load speaker announce-
nt nient ordered them to disperse.
ch dent," he said. "The office will
he help out all it can within the
f- present University policy, how-
s- According to Feldkamp, students
of will probably be given regular
te student leases with student prices
ng instead of guest rates, although
guest rates will be acceptable for
short term stays.
i- "We're just glad to have the
u- business," he said.
'd 1Rooms will be available in any
d- of the housing facilities with costs
of ranging from about $40 a month
4 in Fletcher Hall to about $120 a
ly month for normal room and board
'" in one of the auads.

The warning was almost compl~te- tures.V
ly drowned out by chants of The committee does not meet
"power to the people" and "strike. again until next Wednesday.
strike." The letter does not speak for
Meanwhile, about 260 police be- either the committee or the fa-
gan massing on the campus. The culty of the college, Hays said.
students pulled into a tight group It does not bind the college to ac-
-the tactic they have always used tion on either of his suggestions.
when confronted by police-and Hays has invited six students
continued the rally.
Moments after the lound speak-
er announcement the p o Ii c e The complete text of
charged, driving about half theID
demonst'ators away and forming Dean Hays' letter ap-
a tight cordon around the rest. pears on Page 6.
Those inside the police cordon p
were told they were under arrestI
and they would betear ga ssed if to the special meeting as his
they resisted guests, although four of them--

The recommendation by Dean
William Hays of the literary col-
lege yesterday for elected student
representatives on the college's
curriculum committee drew sup-
port from faculty members and
skepticism from some student
Hays' personal endorsement of
open faculty meetings drew ap-
proval from both sides.
Prof. James Gindin, chairman
agreed with the recommendation
of the curriculum committee,
for voting student members on
the commitee, even if the num-
ber of students equal the number
of faculty members.
"I am going to bring up the
matter at Monday's meeting," he
Although Hays did not specify
how many students he thought
should be seated, Gindin said he
understood Hays would write a
letter to the committee before
Monday recommending a number,
Asked whether he thought the
recommendation would be ap-
proved by other members of the
committee, Gindin said, "I don't
anticipate any difficulty."
Two other faculty members of
the committee contacted last
night, Prof. Frank X. Braun of the
German department and Prof.
Jean Carduner of the French de-
partment, said they would support
the proposal. Allan David, a stu-
dent ex-officia member of the
committee, also approved the rec-
Student Government Couhcil
leaders, however,.expressed skep-
ticism. "Hays made no indication
as to how many students would be
on the committee," said SGC Vice-
President Robert Neff.
Bruce Levine, a member of the
Radical Caucus, declined to com-
ment. "Our organization needs
some time to digest what is hap-
pening before it says anything,"
he said.

There was some pushing and
shoving between the outer edges
of the .crowd and the police line.
Several demonstrators were club-
bed on the head but police re-
fused to let volunteer medical per-
sonnel treat them. When one doc-
tor finally pushed through the
line, he was immediately arrested.
Later another group of students'
massed in front of the library.
',hey began throwing billiard balls
and boards at the windows, driv-
ing the policemen standing in
front of the door back into the
building. The police then locked!
the doors and cleared the library
while other police drove the
crowd out to the main campus
entrance where they dispersed.
Hiyakawa said the rally was "an
act of desperation" by "hard core,
radicals and militants." He said he
would have to see what happens
today before he can decide Wuheth-,
er the strike is failing, but he said
"I think it is." There was no in-
dications what students plan for:

Martin McLaughlin and B r u c e
Levine of Radical Caucus a n d
Michael Koeneke and Bob Neff
of Student Government Council
-have announced they will not
In his letter to the student body,
Hays denied the contention that
students have the sole right to set
curriculum requirements. But he
went on to say he did accept stu-
dent input into the decision-mak-
ing system.
"What I do support is the right
of students to participate reg-
ularly, formally, and on a repre-
sentative basis within a large
domain of academic decision-mak-
ing." This included the elected,
voting student members on the
curriculum committee.
The committee currently has
two ex-officio student members
appointed by the LSA steering
See DEAN HAYS, Page 6

The Ann Arbor rent strike is
pushing ahead with widespread
organization efforts, but no
one kpows just when it will be-
gin, or how long it will take to
reach a successful settlement if
and when the strike gets off the
The success of the strike
hinges on the ability of the
strikers to withhold their rent
fo.: a long enough time to hurt'
the landlords economically, and
to prevent the signing of new
leases for the fall.
Strike organizers cannot pre-
dict what action the landlords
will take to thwart the strike.
The strike steering committee
maintains it is unlikely the
landlords will take any. immed-

If only a few students are con-
victed for withholding rent and
evicted, the o t h e r students
would cease striking to protect
themselves, so the reasoning
Informed s o u r c e s indicate
some landlords have already
drafted a letter to the parents
of striking minors pointing out
the legal responsibility of the
lease's co-signer.
Although there is no direct
action the strike committee
could take against this move,
says strike organizer Peter Den-
ton, Grad, he doubts the letter
would influence many parents
in view of Ann Arbor tousing
costs. ,
"And if the parents live out-
side' Washtenaw County or ihe

guesses that real financial strain
would begin to show after four
months, but even that figure is
Whatever the nature of assets
available to the landlords dur-
ing the strike - such as ad-
vance rent, damage deposits
and short term bank loans-it
is clear that if the strike begins
to seriously threaten them they
will not take it sitting down.
As Ron Glotta, strike lawyer
who has run rent strikes in De-
troit and Muskegon, says: "Tnis
is not a lark. A rent strike is
something which takes a great
deal away from the landlords.
It is a significant confrontation
and you can expect the system
to come down hard in every way

make or oreak it, say organ-
The core of the strike organi-
zation is a force of 100 organ-
izers presently canvassing every
known apartment managed by
the target realty firms. Each
organizer will be responsible for
certain tenants throughout the
strike, and will represent their
interest before the steering
The organizing campaign in-
cludes efforts to get dorm resi-
dents not to sign off-campus
leases for next fall. Initial re-

1111 11G 1 Li1 LIUIUO.tod y
Some committee members sug- Tte AFT piotested to SaniFran-
gested that the rooms be made cisco Mayor Joseph Alioto against
available either at cost oi' for' the use of police "to arrest the
nothing in support of the strike. persons attending the rally at
But Feldkamp said that straight which there was no violence or;
cost of living in the residence halls threat of violence."
had never been determined and
ruled out free use of facilities in
any case. i.t
Also regarding off campus hous-
iny, the committee recommended
revision of residency rules to re- *
quire that all students under 21 1vp
not living in residence halls must gsp o
live in apartments registered with
the University. toI pass-fai
Previously, the rule had appliedpB
primarily to junior women.
The recent regental decision al- By BARD MONTGOMERY
lowing sophomore women and all Residential College faculty mem-j
freshmen to live off campus bers last night approved by a1
prompted the recommendation. "straw vote" continuation of the

Hiring former deputy
ruled out by Harvey-"

Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey said
yesterday he would not offer to
reinstate a former deputy who a
State Labor Mediation Board
(SLMB) examiner said Harvey
had illegally demoted last June.
Harvey said that since the de-
puty, William Stander, had re-
signed from the force last August'
"I 'can't very well reinstate some
one who left voluntarily and took
another job."
SLMB Examiner Bert H. Wick-
ling recommended Wednesday
that Harvey reinstate Stander

against Posthill but recommend-
ed reinstatement of Stander.
Harvey explained yesterday that
since he had not fired Stander,
he was under no obligation to re-
instate the formed deputy. The
sheriff said the SLMB backed his
stand in a ruling made a year ago:
In the case of another deputy who
was fired and subsequently re-
fused an offer of reinstatement,
the SLMB examiner said there
was no further obligation on Har-
vey's part.
Wicking also ruled Wednesday
that under the terms of Public
Act 379 of 1965, Harvey sho uld
cease from discouraging union
organizing efforts by "coercion,
discrimination and demotion."
The earlier ruling marked the

spouses nave been goadaccord-,, The committee felt that incoming present pass-fail evaluation sys- and reimburse him for pay lost
ing to organizer Ron Lafferty. freshmen would be ignorant of the tem in RC courses. since the demotion. (The Daily
70. Two-hundred residents o housing market here and might be According to RC Director Jam- erroneously reported Tuesday that
ledge i one ight.sgned the at a disadvantage in dealing with es Robertson, affirmation of the the SLMB had made the ruling).
The steering committee 'an landlords. current system implies approval Stander and former Deputy

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