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a Vol. LXXiX, No. 1 06

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 5, 1969

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

NON-VOTING MEMIERS:

SRC re
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By NADINE COHODAS - way for requests to seat alumni which deals with the restructuring
The Student Ryelations Commit- and University employes. Further- of the Office of Student Services.
tee last night proposed that the more, he said selecting students This section includes methods for
Regents "shall seat, without vote would be difficult "unless SGC student decision-making at the
but with full speaking privileges, reforms itself." University.
two students designated by Stu- Fleming also said that one An ad hoc committee has been
dent Government Council." alumni representative already had revising the bylaws since June.
T asked to be seated and was re- That committee's original proposal
The recommendation came de- fused. He indicated that the Re-, dealing with student representa-
spite a letter from President Flem- gents probably would reject any tion asked the Regents to seat
ing which expressed reservations student representation. only one student who would
about formally requesting student SRC's proposal was made as "speak for students during the
representation on the Regents. part of their consideration of the Board's deliberations."
Fleming said it would open the section of the University bylaws Robert Greene, an associate
dean of the medical school, said
Itthe presence of only one student
on, faculty committees has in the
alli'II' a past seemed "to intimidate" both
the faculty members and the stu-
dents. When at least two students
to accept os have been invited, the meetings
are more relaxed," Greene added.
Prof. Arthur Mendel of the his-
EAST LANSING (A)-The Board of Trustees cleared the tory department added that the{
effect of having one student at
way yesterday for Michigan State University President John Regents' meetings would be like
A. Hannah to accept a post with the Nixon administration. "having a policeman watching
The board, meeting in private session at Hannah's East over."
Lansing home, granted his request to "continue discussions" Several members indicated that
h+ A Tasking the Regents to seat the stu-

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Class strike possible;
sit-in motion dr~pped
By CHRIS STEELE

At a mass
students voted
and to stage a
action on the
March 3.

meeting on language requirements last night
to establish a literary college student union
class boycott if the faculty takes unfavorable
language requirement at its next meeting,

A call for a disruptive sit-in in Dean William Hays' office
today was approved on a first vote, but was reconsidered and
defeated at the request of its sponsor, Radical Caucus, because
it failed to gather a large enough vote.
The motion for the student union was made by Daily
Editor Mark Levin. He called for a referendum on the lan-
guage requirement to be held in the next two weeks.
In making his proposal Levin called a,disruptive sit-in
"a very ineffective tactic" which would not bring effective
"pressure on faculty mem- -

regaraing nis appointment as chief of, the Agency for inter-
national Development (AID).
"We agreed to let him talk about the job and accept it
if he wants," said board chairman Don Stevens.
There was no discussion of a possible successor should,
Hannah resign, Stevens added. The names of former Govs.
-- -- -- ''G.Mennen Williams, John
Swainson and George Romney
arv r have been "thrown around"
by observers, Stevens said, but
"no one is in and no one is
out" in the possible search for
ru ts . cUitIa new MSU president.

dents would constitute a strong
step toward complete opening of
the meetings.
Mendel suggested the Regents
consider a proposal similar to the
one accepted by the literary col-
lege faculty Jan. 30 which calls
for complete open meetings but al-
lows for executive sessions. All
votes are taken in open session,
however.
Prof. Loren Barritt of the ed-
ucation school disagreed slightly
with Mendel and said he saw "no
reason why students cannot sit

bers." A disruptive sit - inI
would only result in suspen-
sions and arrests, he said.
Several Radical Caucus memn-
bers voiced objection to the stu-
dent union proposal. Eric Chester,
Grad, said "It's a stall." He con-
ceded the disruptive sit-in might
fail but said the real question was
"intimidation." "Are we going to
let the legislature and the faculty
intimidate us?" he asked.
Parlimentary action followed in'
which an unsuccessful attempt
was made to combine Levin's pro-
posal with the Radical Caucus-
sponsored sit-in. Levin'& proposal?
was eventually passed by a vote
of 105 to 96.
A short discussion of the im-
plementation of Levin's motion
followed the one hour debate on

-Daily--Jay Cassidy
Radical (aucus member Bernard Elbaum calls for sit-in

"Should he accept the director in at the executive sessions of the.
r ship of AIDfinal detals i- irRegents." GIRLS FOR PHI EP:
worked out at the Feb. 21 meet-od SRC also accepted the section I
ing of the trustees," said an offi-'of the bylaw which establishes a
vial board statement.policy-making board for the vice
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. V(P)-The president of student services. r T d) ' t
Harvard faculty of arts and sci- Hannah discounted reports ear- The board would "set general
ences voted yesterday to request lier this week that he would re- policy" for the office and would
the Harvard Corp. to withdraw sign his MSU post to accept the be composed of the vice president.,
academic credit from any course AID job.}- five students, and four faculty By LANIE LIPPINCOTT by a
offered by the ROTC program. He spoke of a possible shared- members. The chairman would be Plans to make Phi Epsilon Pi ioda
The faculty also voted to termi- time plan by which he would work selected each year by the board. the first co-ed fraternity on cam- eA
nate faculty appointments of pres- at both jobs until the end of the Fleming said in his letter that pius were announced at last night's "
ent ROTC instructors as soon as academic year in June. the existence of the board might Fraternity Presidents Assembly I'
possible. Hannah added that he would weaken the power of the Vice (FPA meeting. close
The vote was 207 in favor and meet with Nixon tomorrow in President for Student Services. "The University Housing Com- a d
150 opposed. Washington. Greene, however said the board mittee reviewed the proposal and twee
Dean Franklin L. Ford said the The MSU campus itself was would give the vice president found it had violated no Univer- tion

'tygoes co-ed

i
.._.

similar experiment at Stan-
University. He described the
as a logical extension of the
mitory system.
In the co-cd dormitories a
e relationship, not necessarily
tting situation, develops be-
n men and women. In addi-
to this a co-ed fraternity will
ide an answer to the sterility
the dorms, and will create a
e intimate atmosphere," he
he physical structure of Phi
will accommodate the exper-
nt, Jacobson explained. The
se's recent addition has a se-
te stairway and firedoors. A

decision will be communicated to
the Defense Department which
will be asked to decide whether
to continue the courses on a non-
academic basis.
The faculty vote also requested
that the university discontinue al-
lowing the ROTC program free use
of university buildings.
Col. Robert H. Pell, director of
the Army ROTC program, said he:
will not request that the Defense
Department continue the program
on a non-academic basis at Har-
vard.
"I'm bitterly disappointed but
not as surprised as I might have
been a few weeks ago," Pell said.'
"Times are changing, and the
precedents at Yale and elsewhere
have made this predictable. There
may well be a backlash in the
academic community.
"I have a strong feeling that '
feelings exist contrary to this
elsewhere in the nation." Pell
added.
Invited student representatives
were permitted to attend the
closed session.
A similar session several weeks
ago was cancelled when members
of Students for a Democratic So-
ciety invaded the meeting hall
and refused to leave.

quiet yesterday as organizers of a
protest over the firing of assistant
professor Bertram Garskof turned
to leafleting' and dormitory or-
ganizing.
Nearly 1000 students staged a
three hour sit-in Monday in the
school's administration building,
occupying two of the four floors
and closing some of the offices.
Tactics of confrontation and;
disruption were tentatively ruledE
out at a meeting Monday night
after the sit-in. Students decided
then to organize support for a
class boycott and general strike
"sometime in the future" on the
Garskof issue.
Nearly 30 students sat in the
administration building for a brief,
time yesterday. Others spent the
day distributing leaflets across
campus and making plans for an
educational meeting which was
held last night in the student
union.
A review board of 't h e MSU
psychology department recom-'
mended in November that Gars-
kof not be given a tenured three-
year contract when his currentf
contract expires Aug. 31. The'
board cited "inadequacies" in'
Garskof's teaching practices as
grounds for non-renewal.

'broader accountability."
In the past. Greene added, the
vice president "had little account-
ability, except to the administra-
tion."
SRC chairman Prof. Robert
Knauss said he believes the sec-
tion of the bylaws which deals
with student affairs "is a reaction
to the past vice president."

sity policy. The Committee wishes
them success." said John Feld-
kamp, University housing director.
The fraternity hopes to accept
16 sophomore and junior women
and a maximum of 30 men to live
in the house next fall, said Mich-
ael Jacobson, president of the fra-
ternity.
Jacobson said he was inspired

prov
of tI
more
said.
Th
Ep
inen
hous
para

the major proposals from Levin,
'couple or a single residential ad- Radical Caucus and another stu-
visor will live in the house. dent.
The women will be chosen in an 1 The meeting named three stu-
i n f o r m a I "non-discriminatory" dents to recommend members of
rush situation. Women wvill be a provisional steering committee
able to se:. the layout of the house , which would organize the student
and will be able to apply to the union. The three students are
fraternity this spring. Parental Radical Caucus chairman Marty
approval is necessary for women McLaughlin, Ron Landsman, '70,
under 21. and Bill Bleich, '69.
Jacobson said he expects the co- I The motion for the disruptive
ed fraternity to be "the wave of sit-in was introduced by Bernard
the future." Elbaum, '71, a Radical Caucus
In other action. FPA elected ex- member. His motion called for a
ecutive officers to the Interfrater- sit-in in the LSA building to be-
nity Council for 1969. gin at 1 p.m. today. Students sit-
Gates Moss. '69 Eng., replaces ' ting-in would have locked all
'Bob Rorke,, '69, as IFC presi- Fdooi\s and remained in the build-
dent. Moss is Travel Committee ing until the language requirement
Chairman for University Activi- was abolished.
ties Center. The Radical Caucus motion
Moss said lie hopes to provide passed by a vote of 1 4 to 86, but
new leadership in IFC to deal ef- I was later withdrawn.
fectively with "the manpower and McLaughlin moved to reconsider
communication problems of fra- the motion and to defeat it be-
ternities and the problem of rush cause there were not enough peo-
-trying to get members and try- ple in support of the sit-in.
ing to keep them." Radical Caucus had previously
During Rorke's' administration, pledged to reconsider the motion
IFC was voted the "Iron M a n if there were not 200 people in
Award" and the Scholastic Award support.
by the National Interfraternity . The vote following McLaughlin's
Conference on Dec. 5 as the best m o t i o n w a s overwhelmingly
fraternity system in American and against the disruptive sit-in.
Canadian universities. The fra- , Debate on how to arrange the
t'ernity system is still plagued by referendum on the language re-
deficits in house budgets and de- quirement failed to reach any de-
clining rush. finite conclusion.
Mike Whalen. ' president of -__
Theta Xi, said that "smaller hous-
es have been alienated and larg- .j.

City funds.
i
1 temporary
bu's s'ystem
By TOBE LEV
City Council last night set up
an emergency bus system which
will operate through Feb. 12. Three
buses leased from the St. John
Transportation Co, will be driven
by city employes.
Council will meet Monday night
to discuss the city Transit Author-
ity's proposal for an interim bus
system '.asting 30 days, until a
permanent bus system can be es-
tablished.
The original contract with the
St. John Co. was terminated by
Council Jan. 27. Council members
blamed poor service and the need
to subsidize the company- three
times as much as had been es-
timated when the contract was
negotiated last spring,
A formal proposal to establish
a voter referendum for the per-
manent system may also be
brought up at Monday's meeting,
Last night council members dis-
cussed a possible charter amend-
ment which would allow them to
levy a one mill tax to support a
permanent bus transportation sys-
tent, which would be run by the
Transit Authority. The authority
is a special advisory group to
council.
However, the charter amend-
ment met opposition from council
members who favored placing the
question before the people in the
form of a referendum.
The Transit Authority estimates
the cost of a permanent service at
$120,000 a year. Members of the
group say that revenues from fares
could bring in at least this amount
of money if the service is im-
proved enough to attract more
riders.

Police battle Berkeley protesters
over black studies controversy

From Wire Service Reports
BERKELEY-Striking students
of the Third World Liberation
Front clashed in a violent con-
frontation with police yesterday
at the Berkeley campus of the

manding that a "Third World Col- about 250 who were blocking ac-
lege" be established at the uni- cess to Sather Gate, a landmark
versity. which divides the Berkeley cam-
Chancellor of the university pus.
Roger Heyns announced yesterday About 20 picketers attacked the
that the black studies program has four arresting officers, who were

University of California. been given departmental status.
The students, mostly from the In incidents of violence with the
University of California and near- police, at least ten people were
by San Francisco State College, injured and 21 arrested. The ar-
were protesting the lack of student rested were charged with assault-
representation on a committee ing police officers, disturbing the
formed to create a black studies peace, and resisting arrest.
department on the Berkeley cam- Violence broke out when police
pus. They reportedly also are de- arrested a picketer in the crowd of

joined by 15 campus policemen
and a score of sheriff's deputies.
Rocks and cans were thrown'
and several officers were knocked
to the ground.
The officers, swinging clubs,

k

withdrew with
while the pickets
ate

their prisoners er houses disenchanted. Unless
remained at the' there is a radical change in lead-
rshin the fraternity system is

u0mmillee

-1- .-.7

LAW SCHOOL SPEECH
'ReuhrAworking man'

By STEVE KOPPMAN
It was a little hard to under-
stand Walter Reuther yesteday.
Speaking to some 300 law stu-
dents, the United Auto Workers
president, seemed to alternate be-
tween the role of liberal father
and that of comrade-in-arms as
he sketched his view of America's
present and future.
He declared that America was
in trouble because, "our values
have been corrupted by the forces
of the market place,
"Our greatest source of diffi-
culty is the gap between the pro-
gress we've made in technical and

missile system. "We need to put
an end to this nonsense. Once you
start down that road for a 'thin'
system, it's like a little bit of
pregnancy. The only defense
against nuclear insanity is peace."
Reuther also advocated a mas-
sive government effort to elimi-
nate poverty in America. "We're
not going to solve these problems
until we're ready to spend as
much money on the war for a de-
cent society at home as we have
been spending on the war in
Vietnam," he said.
Chatting informally with stu-
dents after the formal program,
Reuiitheri'exprvessed1his suD nnort of

g . pi , U1 I~ y0u11 l
The students had been holding dead."
the gate for several hours. Pre- The consensus among IFC
vious to the arrests, there were members was that Moss would
numerous encounters between the "create fervor" within the system. By GEORGE MILLER
strikers and police. "He knows the problems and will
Late in the afternoon, foutake the time to solve them," Tom A $40 average increase in resi-
eplainclothes officers fought their Lovell, a member of Phi Gamma dence hall rates has been unani-
way out of a mob at the gate Delta, said.3 mously recommended by the rate
whenahy uttemted anothergate jJerry Newport, '70, is IFC's newl committee of the Office of Uni-
and fatherly admonitions. Of h eaoh a vice president. He was president versity Housing.
black militants who "think they rest.'drof Delta Chi in '67-68 and chaired Several student, student-faculty
can team' up contracts", he said', wedge and pushed the demon- this year's IFC Commentary Ser- and administrative groups must
"These kids will learn that's not ; strators onto the campus. After a res. Internal Vice-President is Ron consider the report, released yes-
the way to change the world. You = 20-minute- confrontation, t h e Natale '71, who is also president terday, before it is sent to the
just get into trouble." crowd dispersed. of Sigma Phi. . Regents for final approval.
Reuther seemed a bit rattled by About 500 persons, including ~-~ ~ However, all the groups may
a few audience questions imply- strikers and spectators, followed L complete their discussions quickly
ing that the UAW permitted dis- the police as they marched i n t o L rd iiioves and accept the report, said Ed-
crimination in assigning men in Sproul Hall, the University's ad- ward Salowitz, associate housing
the shop and in union elections. I ministration building. , " f director and chairman of the rate
The Lawyers Guild distributed; 32 state highway patrolmen L10 cR JI1II 1 11(1 committee.
sheets before Reuther's appear- were immediately summoned and "Hopefully the Regents will be
ance charging that a black mili- they also marched into the hall. WASHINGTON (" - Secretary able to come to 'a decision by
tant candidate had been denied Police, using loudspeakers, fin- of Defense Melvin R. Laird said April," Salowitz added. "Consider-
election to a vacancy in UAW ally dispersed the crowd. yesterday the Pentagon will seek able evidence for the increase is
Local Three's executive board by Earlier, the strikers marched major revisions in the military l provided in the committee report."
union and police "harrassment." through various buildings on pay structure as a first step to- Two of the groups considering

.proposes
increase
a recommendation to the Regents.
Salowitz explained that the pro-
posed fee hike is necessary to
compensate for inflationary in-
creases in dorm operational ex-
penses such as food, wages and
water and sewage prices, and to
carry out planned dorm improve-
ments, maintenance and construc-
tion of additional housing.
The rate committee was set up
by Feldkamp to examine present
dormitory rates and recommend
necessary changes.
The proposed rate increase
would amount to $30 a year for a
triple, $40 for a double, and $50
for a single.
In Oxford Housing, the increase
would be $25 a year for a double
room in a co-op, and $10 a year
for a suite. Rates for other Oxford
units would not change.
Increases in Baits Housing rates

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