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January 28, 1969'


Page Three

January 28, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Paae Three

Professors dispute
LSA requirements

Harvard group seeks black studies major

(Continued from page 1)
careful that you maintain total
Hays submitted his proposal to
Prof. James Gindin, the commit-
tee chairman, late last week. At
the same time, he personally
endorsed the idea of open faculty
meetings for the college. Hays'
letter urged a change in the cur-
riculum committee's composition
"whereby student members having
voting status would be admitted
to the committee by representative
The letter, however, did not
specify the number of student
seats or the method of election.
In discussion of the language
curriculum, the department chair-
men invited to the meeting all
spoke against the abolition of re-
quired language proficiency.
Prof' James O'Neill, chairman
romance languages department,
said if the requirement were abol-
ished, "it would reduce the sup-
port of teaching assistants by one-
half immediately."
"Furthermore, in five years the
department would lose half of its
senior staff because of the at-
mosphere it would create concern-
Sing 'the college's attitude toward
languages," O'Neill said.

Prof. Clarence Pott, chairman
of the Germanic languages de-
partment, agreed." The University
would be saying, in effect, that
languages are not important," he
Prof. Theodore Buttrey, chair-
man of the department of class-
ical studies, contested the notion
that students were dissatisfied
with their language courses. "In
the classics department, we do
not find a large undercurrent of
student 'dissatisfaction," he said.
Pott made a similar point con-
cerning students who take ele-
mentary German courses. He cited
a departmental survey of attitudes
in which a large majority of Ger-
man students indicated they were
satisfied with their courses.
"I deplore the necessity of doing
elementary tool work in a lan-
guage when a students gets to
college," Pott said. "But the
trauma departs by the time we get
him to the third semester."
In considering abolition of ther
language proficiency requirement,
O'Neill warned the faculty of "re-
sponding to a pressure, not very
thoughtful, but very loud."
The department chairmen were
equally skeptical about a proposal
that the language proficiency re-
quirement be replaced by a lan-
guage en t ra n ce requirement.
O'Neill and Pott agreed that the
entrance requirement would put
too much pressure on the state's
high schools, and that many high
school students would simply
choose not to attend the Univer-
"High schools in Michigan don't
have the money to offer good lan-
guage programs," Pott said.,

Calling the history of black
Americans "a legitimate and
urgent academic endeavor," a
faculty committee recommended
creation of a degree program
in Afro-American Studies at
Harvard University last week.
The recommendation came
after nine months of study and
discussion with black student
leaders at the Ivy League
Changes in Harvard's invest-
ments, recruitment, social life,
and cultural affairs aimed at
improving the status of blacks
were also urged.
The committee report no
doubt gives moral support and

legitimacy to blacks on other
campuses who for the past two
weeks have taken overt actions
to dramatize their demands.
Among the Harvard recom-
mendations are more black pro-
fessors, administrators, and re-
search personnel; a social and
cultural center for the blacks;
vigorous recruitment of black
graduate students; greater em-
phasis on the experience of
blacks in all courses; and more
research in Afro-American Stu-
The committee noted that
"black students feel alienated
from, even neglected within,
Harvard." It called the absence
of courses in black culture "the

single most potent source of
b1 a c k students' discontent"
Harvard has been spared the
kind of rebellion such alienation
has caused on other campuses
- most recently Brandeis,
Swarthmore, San F r a n c i s c o
State and others-but its stu-
dents have levelled charges of
irrelevancy and inadequacy.
In other developments in the
black student movement:
Roy Innis, national director
of the Congress of Racial Equal-
ity (CORE), said in New York
that he supports demands for
all-black study programs and
Innis' statement is in direct

opposition to the stand taken
last week by Roy Wilkins of the
NAACP, who warned of a new
"Jim Crowism."
The CORE leader pledged to
commit the group's resources
to "defend and safeguard the
students if the NAACP brings
court action to block creation
of all-black programs."
Innis said the blacks' demands
represent a legitimate desire for
black identity, self-awareness
and togetherness.
Militant blacks at Brandeis
University near Boston say they
will continue their struggle to
win their demands for black stu-
dies and recruitment despite
having given up the campus
communication center for 11
days in exchange for amnesty.
Classes have beenrsuspended
at predominantly Negro Wilber-
force University in Ohio, where
administrators agreed to nego-
tiate . student grievances over
handling of disciplinary cases.
Officials are still investigating
$100,000 fire which destroyed
the student union last week.
Arson.was blamed foraanother
fire at nearby Central State
University. \1
Swarthmore College blacks
ended their sit-in at the admis-
sions office out of respect for
the school's president, who died
of a heart attack while the dem-
onstration was occurring.

Students plan to sit-in Thursday
on literary college requirements

(Continued from page 1)
non-disruptive sit-in we are giv-
ing them one more chance."
Bruce Levine, ,'71, added "We
are fighting for the rights of stu-
dents to decide as much as pos-
sible their own academic careers.
"We are not being intransigent.
The faculty have had time to act
before," he added.
The second motion, passed by
the margin of 70-46 asks that the
purpose of the sit-in be specifical-
ly "the abolition of all language
and distribution requirements."
Many students, however, ques-
tioned the democracy of the pro-
cedures. Some claimed that 200
students simply did not represent
the majority opinion of students
in the literary college.
A second objection to the cred-
ibility of the vote was raised when
a motion restricting the vote on
all issues to students in the liter-
ary college failed by a simple ma-
However, students who favored
the sit-in maintained that the
3,500 signatures collected by Rad-
ical Caucus and Student Govern-
ment Council in favor of abolition

of language requirements repre-
sented a mandate for action.
Furthermore, it was pointed out
that last night's meeting was open
to all students and those who f ail-
ed to :attend had forfeited their
votes because of their absence.
The motion proposing the sit-in
was submitted to the audience by

Shelly Kroll, '72, a spokesman for
Radical Caucus.
In presenting the motion Miss
Kroll said that since action on
language and distribution require-
ments probably will not be taken
until March, the sit-in would by
an effective method of "keeping
the issue alive" through publicity.


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claimed Musical: Hill Audtiorium, organization. nator.
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Arbor, Michigan 48104. cords of the Office of Student Services.
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T F T AP Published daily Tuesday through from Larry McKay, Coordinating vice
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by The Associated Press and College Press Service
tion attempts, forced the Czechoslovak Communist party
presidium to meet last night for a possible showdown
between pro-Soviet and reformist factions.
Informants said the Czechoslovak Communist party
might be facing its most critical confrontation since Soviet
bloc tanks invaded the country last August to halt Czecho-
slovakia's liberalization drive.
Reformist sources said any move to clamp more repres-
sive measures on the population would stir a new wave of
resistance. Reformist presidium members were reported also
to be pressing for a Czech Party congress that would oust the
conservatives and prepare for general elections.
PAKISTANI TROOPS yesterday were called into
both Karachi and Lahore, West Pakistan's largest cities,
to help police quell day-long anti-government disorders.
A 24-hour curfew was imposed upon Lahore and move-
ment in wide sections of Karachi was banned for 48 hours
to help security forces restore order after a wave of arson,
looting, and brick throwing.
More than 400 persons have been arrested in Karachi
in the last three days-and officials have estimated 100 per-
sons have been injured.
Violent protests developed from the arrest Nov. 13 of
17 opposition politicians.
BIAFRA yesterday cited conditions it would accept
for a cease-fire in the Nigerian war.
The Biafran Ministry of Information said a genuine
cease-fire would have to be accompanied by complete stop-
page of arms supplies to both sides, withdrawal of Nigerian
troops from Biafran territory followed by supervision of the
evacuated areas by an international team, and massive
supply and distribution of relief supplies for refugees In
Biafra and Nigeria.
THE HANGING of nine Jews as spies in Iraq yester-
day brought demands for worldwide action from Israel's
prime minister, Levi Eshkol.
Eshkol in an angry speech before Israel's parliament,
the Knesset, in Jerusalem, held the world responsible for
the hangings in Baghdad akd for the plight of Jews through-
out the Arab world.
The Iraqi governmient executed the nine Jews and five
other Iraquis on charges of spying for Israel. It acted despite
an appeal for clemancy by the French Embassy in England.
The executions touched off a wave of outrage in the
Israeli press and threats of reprisals against Baghdad.
NGUYEN CAO KY, South Vietnamese Vice president
said yesterday his government is prepared to meet pri-
vately with the "other side" for peace talks and indicated
that the allies favor a cease-fire for the lunar new year
next month.
Ky specifically limited his offer of private talks to "the
other side" to stress Saigon's refusal to consider the Viet
Cong's National Liberation Front as an independent entity.
The South Vietnamese leader commenting on Saturdays
opening of the full scale talks, said that unless the other side
changes its tone, "all they will achieve is delay or creating
obstacles to the talks in Paris."
RICHARD NIXON held the first news conference of
his Presidency yesterday.
Nixon promised new tactics in dealing with the Vietnam
war, and expressed his concern over an urgent need for an
early Middle East settlement. He said that another explosion
in the Mideast could involve a confrontation between the
nuclear powers.
Commenting on arms control, Nixon said he favored the
nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Nixon said, "Our objective is
that the U.S. have sufficient military power to defend our
interests and to maintain the commitments which this ad-
ministration determines are in the interest of the U.S. around
the world."
THE SUPREME COURT established yesterday new
safeguards for the nation's investors by arming t h e
Security Exchange Commission with sweeping powers to
shield them from fraud.

The decision, passed 6 to 3, makes a provision of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934-never before interpreted
by the court-supreme over more limited and specific auth-
orizations by Congress to the SEC to move against fraud.
A relatively obscure insurance merger case was used as a
springboard to prove that 35 years ago Congress gave the
federal regulators power to attack any interstate securities
transa'ction where stockholders are victims of deception.
Justice Thurgood Marshall said the McCarren-Ferguson
law gave the states primary authority over "the business of
insurance" such as fixing the rates, but it did not give the
states ultimate power for protectiop of shareholders against

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