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,VoI LXXIX, No. 102

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Fridav. January 31. 1969

Ten Cents

Tan Pat

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Senate sets closed sessions




House to consider













Similar investiaton LS A




The State Senate investigating committee on campus
disorders announced yesterday it would hold its hear-
ings and meetings behind closed doors-for the time being
Sat least.f
Meanwhile, a resolution was introduced in the State
House of Representatives to create a similar investigating
committee there.'
One panel member, Sen. George Kuhn ('R-Birmingham),
also said ,last night the committee would like to subpoena
all the issues of The Daily for the last year and a half.
"We'd like to have your editor come talk with us," he

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Vigil to

said "If you guys up there are interested in cooperating with
______ - --fthe citizens of this great state,1 1 1
you can do it by coming and
telling us what you know
voluntarily." l .l
Kuhn promised "immunity" for
students and administrators who
tw o ear took the stand at the Senate hear- By HAR
ings..About 10
Daily Editor Mark Levin said began a fou
he did not plan to attend the Bldg. yester
eX m plan hearings on a voluntary basis. hour, non-
It is unclear whether mdi- hich nearly
- Ividuals subpoenaed by a Senate hae
By BARD MONTGOMERY committee can receive a waivergae


protesting students
r-day vigil in the LSA
,day following a five-
disruptive sit-in in
y 150 students partici-

Begins di~etissio U
on requirements
The literary college voted overwhelmingly yesterday to
open its nieetings to the public and then began its discussion
of the college's language and distribution requirements.
In a short speech before officially opening the meeting.
Dean William L. Hays defended his open letter to students
which he released last week.

of immunity from the committee, irle sb-ill anu vigil were plan- A number of prominei
The. Residential College curri- exempting them from liability for ned to protest the literary college at Hays tter becaus h
culum committee voted yesterday ati n thymys, language and distribution require- suetpoeto hi
to abolish comprehensive exam- This waiver would destroy the ments. The sit-in ran concurrently
inations given to RC'students in strategy of those who might con- with a meeting of the college fac- maends against the fac
their second year. sider using the fifth amendment ulty where professors engaged in rather than the dean.
i1 Three of the committee's five freedom to remain silent for fear preliminary discussions on the re- Hy sue h aut
faculty members voted against a of self-incrimination. r quirements. eentse lthe fe ul
motion to eliminate the exams Refusal to testify before a duly The protest was originally plan- fauilymembt, erstoutae t
while all four student members authorized committee of the Sen- ned to begin at noon and end at ty seer, te e
approved it. ate can result in a contempt 5 p.m., but demonstrators chose to iiative in the area of acad
Th d charge. remain in the building when they change.
ed tests, which would have The executive sessions in Lans- learned the faculty had taken noiett
been administered at the end of K n dpeaking sony for the
the sophomore Year, were intend- 'Ing should serve to relieve action on the requirements, le te asaide th e ra
yhe, s of Cre Hmany observers who had feared Under the bylaws of the college l d si hver clad
couhrd e to R twe te s ofe sr- e the committee would become a faculty, a suspension of the rules t b sp ek in e
stage for a media-based smear would have been necessary for ao Anybe. rsn fod pr ofessor
ciuired to complete the Core se- vot tob ae tyetra' hyfeth o iY
aayC which coumdpriresl'thg "campaign by publicity-hungry vtes to nsdeyester r Th e of rofensmesTi
senators, Kuhn said, e tin. Aivotedonythe.question
quencexcuiv whihmomrieshafehe before rest
daes , ir o Executive sessions are the only Iof language requirements is ex-eecte comitte
waryiaksy, c 2,phniv- sort in gery" carry out this yetterdayhs sth faculty et- Dy CAndy Sa"km ing the letter.
edthe iorehsaid ese sort, ofh nqi Kuhn said. venes Monday. Students jant hail o tside Dean Has' o ice The speech, eivexr e si
were intended as-a way of assure "We're not intereted in subject- Students plan to maintain thei- s g ss - .sthe meeting actually began,
woing at eaintr ofn , qualty ingD witnesses to pressures from vigil until the close of Monday's, vUgendmea po nbein oe
tog tha vtnad fS NA E ~ 'ILI T en'se at tosl th fasculty. o
woud b mintine;'said ProfJ° the public." meeting. E A,' I CHUN :den'rltotohefctyF
Carl Cohen, chairman of the (Kuhn said the hearings would:i About 100 students were par-1______________________ ulty sources said before the m+
committee, Cohen supported ret- Iprobably begin next week. ticipating_ in the sit-in at 6 p.m. iigi a osbeteae
ention of the ,tests "to ca use He said that the role of univer- when the group voted by a large would be overturnedg to disd
sophomores to integrate the sub s ity officials and administrators majority to stage a vigil. They cI the gh t usgonx
stantive matter of their courses in h would come under scrutiny, also called a mass meeting for G C c r itic iz e s p r o be oThe mosyco los dpepmet
a way which would be interesting "Perhaps we can find some way Tuesday night to consider further The Cina t - ade by moton boen me
and satisfying." to make some of these so-calledU action. i the psholgndepre
S~ ~ ~bad of reet accoutab- for studet fised teide to oledgsaur' netgtrs-iiosb sae nase
David Daskovsky, '72, who in- boards ofa rg n acounte fo ysterday's fit ei ded ms eto-ol By CHARLES SILKOWITZ tion "does not become a witch Neff, sponsor of the motion, ilast October's session, was appre
ing nnecssar coeon" Whins that go ) on arundts yesetea' suit-in. ast"rahm-ass .meet-a:
troduced the motion, said "We're s Student Government Council hunt or a vehicle for petty politics thought it "essential for the rep- with only minor gpposition
more concerned with individuals!egeo r last night passed a motion ex- by legislatorss."d r"dammtis contcesntent e lring xn by ing seate
worinat thei o ace r a lege Dean William Hays, but pressing "grave concern" over the A copy of the motion will be r enaivesi of tt eo sd t the dan. hoer eba
ta incompetition with each! N i o moved to the second floor lobby state Senate investigation of stur- ;sent to Sen. Gilbert Bursley (R- !record against the investigation." and speaking privileges and
other. The student members of: N A I in at 5 p.m. University security dent activism on state university Anr Arbor) who wil presumably Nevertheless, he was upset by the right to go into executive es
the committee are attempting to guards last night agreed to leave campuses. communicate Councils feelings to final version of the motion. which' The final motion, with am
devise a project which will in- the front doors of the LSA Bldg. The motion aso expressed his colleagues in Lansing. ge called "watered-down." ments, stated:
corporate the valuable aspects, of ( rafti study open during the vigil. Council's hope that the investiga- "Executive Vice-president Bob: An amendment to the original -all faculty meetings be ope:.
No University or college offi- - -'-- the public and the press;
comprehensive tests while remov- Hials have asked the students tyor t he l egislatres iestigtor -vniite s
ing unnecessay coercion." h WASHINGTON Hss n - President leave the building. :gtepa sr a min nLing n areaFoo t e given spfa;
Pr o. hares M aurer, cr- Nixon has asked Secretary of De- Contacted at home last nihy g ireb oinKa UThis netratsom tsene nd priile excep b dinvio of
Pof.'CaresMurrdco fense Melvin R. Laird to set up Hays said he "did not dno yof ri m g Ah detand froe th I age ghivlrs, hexmetint to
e dinator of the RC's language pro a speiea commission "to develop any consideration to call the ed impact." Neff said. hthe dean, the executive commi
gram, votecgainst the tests. "I a detailed plan of action for end- police." fa7e K ignite. , s President Mike demneke was or raction othe faculty;
felta opeesvscuding the draft." Hays also said he "did not know iyinia o ,ri i r niia fteipnigivs tefclyb loe og
bnits ud en s ithl The request announced by t he about the decision to unlock one tiga io he chredhin dsrsnet the ed acutie leo tong dis
eefthit com u hents iee ous yegterday' reprsnt o the doors" to nar the clme e The rs f te b Hbuilding. ty small for the legislators to re- amy item.
said Marernit woulhelm s n CHays described the student pro- A National Guard storage gar- |ig attempt at Western Michigan mai Lansing and carry out! Following the passage of
the more traditional academic See Story, Page 7 test as "pretty quiet and orderly " age was firebombed in Kalamazoo University's North Hall. Tse motion and the 'admission of
world cope with the results bf the- He added however the "tactics do yesterday morning. A second fire- I n the storage garage incident, 'through the use of subpoenas." If itors, the meeting turned to
RC'e erient. a t one of several small steps nothing but alienate people." bomb, planted in a building on the one jeep was destroyed and ano- subpoenaed, he said he would second item on the agenda,
taken at the same time to redeem Radical Caucus member Eric Western Michigan University ther damaged in a fire which also c ng the a t Cofth ac-i language requirement.
edcson experi ea s' ofde apinpedeCetr rd originally proposed Campus failed to ignite, ;caused extensive smoke damage'to clengetelglt.ftea- Prof. James O'Neill, chair:
philosophical differences within These steps gained added im- that the protest continue past Although details or the sc- the building. e o eer of t he c onse yaes ety
ypetus today with Nixon's planned T N5 p.m. The , crash of the bomb through deated that the fc n
statement to Congress, calling for Marc Van Der Hout, '71, agreed,re s
of comprehensives fDthis time shich byf thothe spolitoge te w i nnh tee we o om ge.t s
moedlnedpro- "If we breakup, the faculty might age was estimated to have d on a woman living nearby. The Ann Arborw
tlhe bu mlig she onoome by siem an. omAndks r ent srk dr vedastheomethctesruponra. nhr thr
downor tor chrrb dcsbcuef Ter imon e iante fm inautptoff aging aheisn di Ih over pr5,000 dha m segees A b oke va erted ps.en natm- Ti mto rvne h
North Hall suffered broken glass Association. See LSA FACULTY, Page 6
yssnever went off was hurled through n.
Th - iryn drfa classroom window. According to
d n n campus police, no one was obserx -
By DAVE CHbDWIN high schools in Caiornia, Mis- school selected by Chesler be- ago' by throwing sand into the ed i the t.
Last September 20,000 black souri, Illinois, Michigan, N ew cause of disorders there I a s t gears' of h i g h school oper'a- w~hich occurred on an older sec- 2
students staged a boycott of Jersey, and Connecticut. In each spring. tio nas" he says. ytion of campus near a building h
Chicago schools. A classroom school Chesler and school offi- Fighting had occurred in the used by the university's Reserve tame h unirersty
was set on fire in a Waterlooetprsing wta s, cafeters, aathl ma too t n, Cesler adds, Officer Training Corps.
Iadn sator spndto sym- The bombings occurred at about
owhigh school. In Qakland, different method of reacting to cause ofr black student demands tom of e robm s ahr." able an d wth in-
SCalif., a high school was shut outbreaks. for an end to alleged discrim- than the problems themselves, ovrteHapsIM~""* ' .~
down for three days because of These responses range from ination agavist them in disci- Suh stos hinclue e- Nothe allus. in ' s-
violene trying to instill a sense of corn- pline areas. Half the school's mands for black history a n d teuniritg, bsie chool.
The Increasing number of munity organization and in- 1700 pupils are black, black culture courses. 'Thecampuse tc et uriy e.
demonstrations and boycotts volvement i n to a Dearborn The school's administration Cheslrclissubascecasesiay. diedicoment
have forced school administra- school to the formal inclusion was contacted and they agr'eed "setional baiy byse b s th cityd policenwrt avse.fh
tors "to cease ignoring student of students and teachers in de- to participate in the prora.tenand brtahers raia in-h iCidt atic 7er a dmsted orn-h
dissatisfaction. Traditionally, cision-making at a Los Angeles A consultant was chosen and a stdnsadechraili-icdntt7am.ytrayor-f
Sthey have either denied prob- high school. small group composed of stur- justice, curriculum that doesn't ing. By that time, the university
lems existed or blamed them on Other methods include train- dents, teachers, and the school's make sense to many students, gghad cleaned up tihe damage.
"radicals," ing teachers f o r interracial principal was formed, and lack of student participa- gBoth bombs consisted of break-
No hr sa nraig casomognzn tdns The result was a three-day tion in decision-making." able gallon jugs filled with in-
tendency for trouble-plagued p o 1 i t i c a 1 1 y, increasing the workshop involving 30 students, He thinks high school stur- flammable liquid. Upon the yes- 2..,A ...4 ty
schools to try to cure basic caus- strength of school, sub-groups, 15 teachers, a n d 15 parents, dent-s have developed a n e w Isets' breaking, a lighted wick wasy
es of student disorder., and arranging dialogues be- They broke i mm t o groups with cosiuns'fdseti h to set the fuel aflame.

'nt fe
ey vi
it at
m to
n of

facuity members were incensed
dewed itmaem teptt drc


ruLSAcmmte unta f
iprop o salr
Meeting in a closed executive
session, tihe literar'y college cur-
riculum committee yesterday ef-
fectively shelved a proposal from
Dean William L. Hays that voting
student members be seated on the
Although the committee en-
dorsed the idea of "formalized
student representation" it left
other questions unresolved, such
as the number of students to be
seated on the committee or their
method of election.
"The issue of student voting'
wasn't brought up at all," said
Prof. Otto Graf of the German
department, a committee member.
The meeting was interrupted
momentarily by a group of stu-
dents from the sit-in held yester-
day in the LSA building. They
presented a petition to the com-
mittee demanding that students
be given full voting status.
The committee now seats three
students who are appointed in an
ex-officio capacity. Prof. James
Gindin, chairman of the commit-
tee, explained that their presence
at committee meetings doesenot
constitute "formalized representa-
Gindin said the issue of language
and distribution requirements took
priority over the question of stu-'
dent representation. Further con-
sideration of restructuring the
committee, therefore, must 'wait
until March, after the committee
has made a recommendation con-
cerning language and distribution
"There was mttfh disagreement
and debate," Gi-din said. He
added he had hoped to resolve
the question of student represent-
ation at yesterday's meeting, but
that the committee was too di-
vided on the issue.

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