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Vol. LXXIX, No. 100 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 29, 1969 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Probe reaction

A resolution passed Monday b
the state Senate authorizing
special investigation of "subversive
groups" and "campus disorders'
brought mixed reaction here yes-
Almost everyone said it was to
early to tell just what the natur
of the investigation was going tc
Gov. William Milliken said the
investigation must be conducted
with the "greatest care and the
greatest concern."
Milliken said he shared the
concern of the Senate to assure
an "educational atmosphere that
is conducive to the whole process
of learning." He called criticisir
of the committee "premature."
University President Robben W.
Fleming said last night he be-
lieved the committee "would per-
form a useful function if it
genuinely tries to learn and tC
understand the nature and causes
of the unrest."
The resolution gives the commit-
tee the job of studying:
. breaches of the pace and
disorders, or the possibility of
criminal conspiracies on university
campuses, including but not lim-
ited to 1) the influence of any

e .

Committee on
housingto ask
dorm. fee . hike
A committee of the Office of University Housing is
expected to recommend Friday an increase in residence hall
rates ranging from $30 to $50 per resident.
The suggested increase was blamed on rising food costs,
wages, and water prices, as well as the necessity for con-
tinuing dormitory improvements and constructing new
After the committee issues its report, the Student Ad-
visory Committee on Housing, the Board of Governors of
Residence Halls, IHA, and University housing officials will
I consider it.
Utimately, Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara
Newell and the Regents will determine if there will be a
fee increase.
The Regents traditionally have
acted on the residence hall rates
at their July meeting, but Edward e
Salowitz, associate housing direc- I
tor, hopes they will consider the
matter' before the winter term ,o Ik eep
ends in April.

Gov. Milliken Miller
SGC to send students
to meeteg . islators

-Associated Press
LONDON PROTESTS, similar to this one in Paris. erupted yesterday in protest of the hanging of

subversive groups or 'illegal inter-
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ possible student action following ference . . . with the use of Michi-;
Student Government Council is Gov., Robert Milliken's recent cut- gan educational facilities, 2
expected to a c t on a proposal; back in the budget request. strengthening state criminal laws
Thursday to send student repre- "SGC is stepping in because relating to breaches of the peace
sentatives to Lansing. students will be hurt most by the on the campus . . . 3) the role of
The students will be sent "to state's disregard for the needs of 'Students for a Democratic So-
provide legislators with some in- the University." Miller says. ciety' as related to campus dis-
sight into the budgetary difficul-'i orders ."
This is t he third consecutive
ties at the University," says T sh i Fleming said he believes the
Council member Howard Miller. 'year the increase over the prev-
ious year's appropriation has been tom tre information fort m ily
The proposal is being submit- t eueifrainfrteSn
ted b GC' G tminimal.
ted by SEC's Governmental Re- I e ahan. ate and as a response to pressures
"I see nowathReescn
lations Committee, which was es- keep from ayng tetgnt an from conservative constituents. 1
oinvesa er raising tuition again, If subpoenaed, Fleming said he
tablshe las wek t invstiateMiller' adds.-

Students told
no danger
of evictions
A group of law students and or-
ganizers from the Ann Arbor
Rent Strike assured tenants of
Albert Terrace last night that
they would be in virtually no
danger of being evicted or sued
for damages if they withheld
their rent.
Some 30 tenants from about as
many apartments listened to the
students discuss the legal impli-
cations of joining the rent strike.
Organizers figured they reach-
ed about 100 tenants through
roommates of the tenants who at-
tended the meeting.
"The new Michigan law pro-
tecting tenants from retaliatory
eviction is perhaps the best in the
country," one law student said,
"We think we can use it to both
4 protect the tenants and delay
court convictions long enough to
make the strike successful."
The group at Albert Terrace last
night was one of eleven which are
discussing the strike with tenants.
The organizers informed the
tenants, many of whom were stu-
dents, that rents cannot be as-
sessed against their parents since
housing is considered a necessity
and can be purchased by minors.

The committee will also recom-
mend that SGC urge the Univer-
sity to provide the legislators, with
the complete version of the Uni-
versity's proposed budget. Cur-
rently, only an abbreviated ver-
sion isbeing prepared.
Miller said several legislators,
including Rep. George F. Mont-
gomery (D-Detroit) and Sen.
Garland Lane (D-Flint) "seem to
think the University has in the!
past presented an insufficient
amount of information in its bud-

would testify before the commit-
tee, but only to give them a per-
spective on the causes and setting
of the unrest.
"I don't think you need to be
concerned about mehputting the
finger on anybody," he said.
The senate committee will meet
later this week to decide its first
Reaction of student leaders was
"It's bullshit," said Bob Neff.
executive vice president of SGC.

get." His blunt view was supported by
The students who go to Lansing Eric Chester, of the Radical Cau-
will be SGC members and "other cus.
qualified people," says Jim Fisher,! Chester and Neff met with Dan
administrative vice president of Fitzpatrick, Director of Student
SGC and a member of the new Organizations, to discuss the Uni-
Womee. See SENATE, Page 7
Wen miltletry to meet individually i e EAE ae7
with as many legislators as pos-,
sible," he adds. However. Miller,
chairman of the committee, ad- Iit lb
sible" to contact all or even most'
of the 38 senators and 110 repre- "
sentatives that comprise the Leg-; TO U+
In addition to discussing t h e p ro i
University's financial problems,' By RICK PERLOFF


r nine Jews Monday by the Iraqi government. The hangings took place in Baghdad after a mass spy The rates committee, headed by
trial found the defendents guilty of espionage. Salowitz, held a busy session yes-,
terday and he said they have'
"completed their work."h h
He said the committee had des- I
ignated him to draft a report con-
i sisting of its recommendations,
' r and the rationale for the recom- Tl
mendation to increase the rates, the
The committee meets again to- nigh
sr el re allaeareorrow and "will critique the re- ofp
Is alfet la i nper d Iort" Salowitz said. -T1
Unless any of its members bring the
STheAsociated Press tary buildup was a "prelude for It quoted the court president, u new proposals regarding the ing
The Middle East may be head- massive aggression.- Col. Ali Hadi Witwit, as saying increase, which Salowgtz doubts
, ing toward another war, observers The Iraqi government has about only that the trial had begun be- .he committee will issue its rec- eval
said yesterday. The warning came 20,000 troops stationed in neigh- hind closed doors and that the ommendations on Friday. the
as Iraq's revolutionary court re- boring Jordan. Their presence has' defendants were accused of work- The committee was set up last on
portedly started a new mass spy been interpreted as a tempting ing for the CIA. fall by University housing director
trial in Baghdad last night and as opportunity for Israeli reprisal. Although the Iraqi government John Feldkamp to examine pes-tees
Israeli troops in Jordan were re- Iraq already has been put in a considers the trials an "internal mend what changes, if any, should T
ported massing on the Jordan- state of military readiness for any affair with no room for inter-, be made for the 1969-70 year. tenc
Israeli border. such reprisal. vention by any other country," Members include two students led
The new trial, reported by the However, such an/ attack com- the public hanging of nine Jews from Inter-HousedAssembly (IHA) pass.
Egyptian M i d d 1 e East News ing so soon after Israel's com- andfivr ion-JewsaMonday, after and two from the Student Advis- t p
Agency, was said to have started mando raid on Beirut Interna- a similar spy trial, touched off ry committee on Housing which the
as Iraq accused Israel of prepar- tional Airport Dec. 28 could set furious outbursts i Israel and is responsible to the Vice President whe
ing a large-scale reprisal raid to off another war that might em- condemnation in many world for Student Affairs. The remain- grad
"avenge the hanging of nine Jews broil the whole region, Western capitals. ing two members hold staff posi- for
Monday in Baghdad. observers said. U.N. Secretary-General U Thant tions in residence halls. impc
London sources had reported plunged into a strategy session! Some consideration was given
bnBaghdad radofraqInora-s that the Iraqi government intend- with his special peace envoy Gun- to leaving the present rate struc T
ty B iniste Adul r a louma ed to put 35 more prisoners-13 nar V. Jarring after calling for ture unchanged for another year, RCa
amerrai said Israeli tr oopswere of them Jews-on trial before a moral pressure by the Big Four Salowitz said "However we felt rib
building up along the Jordan revolutionary court on charges of world powers to achieve a Middle ' fee hike was necessary because of LrA
Riverdin pepaonfo anJttdc spying and sabotage. East settlement. Thant had ap- several outside factors," he said, own
River in preparation for an attack The Egyptian News Agency re- pealed without success to Baghdad Salowitz said food costs will '
on Iraqi troops in Arab Jordan. port did not mention any number to spare the nine Jews. rise next term due to "the con- A
Samerrai said the Israel mill- of defendants. The United States has urged tinuing inflationary spiral." In
Israel not to retaliate against the addition, wage increases have been I'y"
* hangings, the State Department guaranteed to residence hall em- iw
announced yesterday. ployes in their union contract with was
, co unseiing service The urging was made through the University. Water and sewageJRe
the U.S. embassy in Israel Mon- price hikes in Ann Arbor also can meet
, " day, State Department press of- be expected, Salowitz said. is b
a v c fir Uer Robert J. McCloskey told a In the traditional residence
elw acadeitc a v e newsconfer'ence. halls the increases would include: An
"The position every American -30 per year on a $920 triple; WOU
logue," she says, "but students logue," she says, "but students are administration has taken regard- -$40 per year on a $1000 pile
the ones who take the courses and Miss Weisberg says. "We want ing the cycle of provocation and' double: stud
know who the good profesors are." kids to feel they've talked to ! reprisals has been a consistent -$50 per year on a $1080 single. such
"fe fcl lo a somebody who is interested in I one," McCloskey said. "It should wlege,
only familiar with their own de- 'what they're doing," she adds. be avoided. We continue to make "
ptn t yMiss Weisberg adds. The new office posts a list of that view known." I 0t
She says the new office has re- counselors with their concentra- Other U.S. officials said the'
presnsatie nro every dart- tion areas and home telephone United States made efforts to per- obli
menta the colee." numbers. Miss Weisberg says if suade the Iraqi government not + Irtet
students can't make the 9-5 office to carry out the executions. There uP SKI' . wart
The student counselors may ad- s yhsn m tellf
butcanotIhours, they can call the counselors" was insufficient time, however.I
vise other students, but cannot at home in the evening. In London Dr. Immanuel Jako- Prof. Bertram E. Garskof was comp
sign election cards. Student coun- athm nteeeig nLno r mane ao ytepyhlg eat co
sig elsin theHors ofe cn- The counseling service appar- bovitz, chief rabbi of the Con- fired by the psychology depart- acco
signor frehe Hnd oph- cn ently has been successful so far. I monwealth, joined an all-night, ment at Michigan State Univer- "P
sign for freshmen and sopho- "I came to this office because torchlit mourning vigil by British sity and 600 students held a rally the+
mores, howeverit wasn't conventional counsel- Jews outside the Iraqui embassy. last night at MSU to protest the dow
twantcnetoacone-JwousdthYauemas.lsnihatMUtprtsth don"If someone wants to tell us ig"sy ar oetal 7.IJws eosraosrie s eiin ican
'"ha hoeonaes abott reearc ung," says Laura Lowenthal, '70. Jewish demonstrators raised Is- decision.ian
what he hates about research "If you were going to any other raeli flags. One demonstrator re- Garskof, who has been active Syn
papers or what he dislikes about a counselor, he probably wouldn't portedly was knifed in a struggle in the New Politics Party in Ann grad
professor, we're willing to listen, suggest independent study or tell with guards on the roof of the Arbor, was informed in a letter out
you whether or not a course was embassy. Monday that he would not be re- Pr
good for you, she adds. "But here The official British reaction to hired at the end of the current of tb
they're interested in what y o u the executions was voiced in the academic year. ed t
take." House of Lords by the Foreign af- Clarence Winder, dean of the nate
! i Jim McCarthy. "7I, who needed fairs minister, Lord Chalfont. college of social work and the man tn fa
to drop two courses, says the Chalfront disclosed the British who fired Garskof, said his deci- whic
course catalogue failed to give him had tried but failed to persuade sion was not based on Garskof's lence
any good suggestions. McCarthy I the Iraqi government to exercise political activity. But further stu- eva
went to the new office and a See MIDEAST, Page 10 dent protests are expected. gorou
out our clothes on," he said. counselor found him "two classes -..dent

he Representative Assembly of
Residential College voted last
ht to retain the current system
pass-fail evaluation.
he adopted proposal prohibits
Board on Academic Stand-
from attaching "shadow
des" to instructor's written
uations. But it does authorize
board to "interpret and act
the interpretation" of eval-
ons for scholarship commit-
'he vote climaxed a heavily at-
ded "community meeting" cal-
to debate modification of
s-fail. The assembly acted on
reliminary report offered by
Pass-Fail Study Committee
ch termed comparison of
ded and ungraded applicants
LSA Scholarships "unfair and
he report recommended t h a t
-fail be retained, and that the
request the authority to dis-
ute a proportional number of
scholarships according to its
motion to establish an RC
olarship fund by assessing
=bers of the RC Commun-
$10 each for intial funding
withdrawn. Associate Dean
ies Robertson, chairman of the
)resentative Assembly, told the
ing that a scholarship fund
eing established.
n additional proposal which
ad permit the board to com-
grade-point averages at a
ent's request, "in special cases
as transfer to another col-
will be considered at next
k's Assembly session.
ponents of pass-fail argued
instructors "have a moral
gation to recognize academic
llence." Prof. Richard Ste-
insisted that "a teacher must
a student how he stacks up
petitively. He must evaluate
Pass-fall is part and parcel of
consequences of the break-
n of the authoritarian Amer-
university," Prof. Archie
sham said. By abolishing
es, he said, "we are selling
to mediocrity."
'of. Sheridan Blau, chairman
he study committee, counter-
hat "the pressure to elimi-
pass-fail comes from those
avor of selling out to a system
h may not recognize excel-
e when it sees it." He said
uations are "a much more ri-
us method of judging a stu-
's quality than 'grades."


the students will discuss with the
Legislature its pending investiga-
tion into student activism at state
A special committee was created
Monday to investigate "the pos-
sibility of criminal conspiracy on
university campuses, the strength-
ening of state criminal laws re-
lating to breaches of the peace
on campus, and the role of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society in,

Some of the best counselors may
be students. And they're easily
found in 1018 Angell Hall, the
new student cunseling office that
doesn't close at noon.
"Everything at the University
closes at noon," says Sue Weis-
berg, Grad, one of the student
counselors. "But problems don't,
stop then."
Miss Weisberg says the counsel-j

relation to campus disorders."' ing service was established "to
T h e governmental relations supply accurate information to

The organizers warned that *1committee also will propose that I students that faculty counselors
landlords have been sending let- SGC set up an information ser- aren't able to provide." It has
ters to parents of students tenants vice to provide legislators with the been operating since Jan. 8 and
trying to dissuade them from let- means to secure information con- includes 20 counselors.
ting the students join the strike. cerning the budget. ' "Anybody can look in a cata-

Actor calls arrest


They came in their clothes, "Forcing us to prove
and they left in them. cessary to perform sce
But The Performance Group nude is like asking al
really did much more than that. prove why he uses t
After an historic perform- red." he added.
ance of "Dionysus in '69" Sun- Nudity "reinforcest
day night, a confrontation in thematic action of I
court Monday morning and an McDermott claimed.'
impromptu theatre production nude scene comes ear
Monday night ,the cast roamed play when the perform
about Ann Arbor yesterday a birth ritual. The s
waiting for the weather to clear occurs when Pentheus
up so they could go home. ban king, is killed.
Two actors wandered over to McDermott said the
South Quad yesterday where cided to do the adap
they ate dinner and discussed "The Bacchae" becau
the past events with dorm resi- various possibilitiest
dents. scene affords.
Pat McDermott, one of the "The actors wante
actors, said the purpose of Mon- vey to the audience t

it is ne-
nes in the
painter to
he color
the major
the play,"
The first
rly in the
mers enact
econd one
, the The-
group de-
ptation of
use of the
the birth
d to con-
he feeling

I really like."
Faculty counselors seem in fa-"
vor of the counseling service. W.C an ad ian
freshman-sophomore office,' ad-
mits he would "never take any of
these courses we tell students toI1_ 1 X f
With students counseling other
students, he thinks faculty coun- By BARD MONTGOMERY
selors "may have time to give ad- Fourteen visiting students and
vice to kids with real problems." two professors from the University
"Too much is just clerical work of Toronto's Innis College com-
now," he adds. pared notes on experimental col-
In addition to offering advice, leges with students and faculty in
the new counseling office pro- the Residential College recently.
,vides a central location for stu- The group from Innis College
dents to initiate courses and to came to explore the Residential
sign, up for independent study I College a week ago in the second
1ourses with specific professors. stage of an exchange program in- ;

isitors compare RC
irnental TInis College

easily achieved by larger institu-
Prof. Robert Haffner of the
Residential College mentioned the
desire by some RC students to
establish co-educational dormi-
tory floors and asked about Innis'
experience with such a housing
"The co-operative housing is
the only noint of contact." one

Innis' Prof. Marty Wall sug-
gested that this type of com-
munity would not exist for up-
perclassmen who may liTe outside
the quad.
A large number of upperclass-
men have. indicated they plan to
live off-campus. Underclassmen
are required to stay in East Quad.
RC students countered with the
point that plans, now in effect,

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