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Vol. LXXIX, No. 107

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 6, 1969

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

ACCEPT FRENCH PROPOSAL:

Committee

plans

black

major

U. S. agrees,

to

four-way

talks on Mideast crisis

tj WASHINGTON (A) -- The Uni-
ted States agreed Wednesday to
a French proposal for four-pow-
er talks on the Middle East situa-
tion, but suggested that they may
be paved first with preliminary
discussions at the United Nations.
The U.S. reply was handed to
French Ambassador Charles Lucet
by Secretary of State William P.
Rogers shortly after noon.
It said the United States "is
prepared in principle to consid-
er favorably a meeting of repre-
sentatives of France, the United
Kingdom and the United States
jwithin the framework of the UN
Security Council" to discuss ways
of settling the Arab-Israeli d i s-
pute.
Robert J. McCloskey, State De-
partment press officer, said the
note suggested preliminary dis-
cussions on a bilateral basis to
work out a formula for "a fruit-
ful and constructive" four-power
meeting.
McCloskey said these prelimin-
ary bilateral talks could take
place at the United Nations and
could "begin at any time" be-
tween any two of the four powers.
The French proposal for a big
four meeting in New York w a s
presented on Jan. 16, in the clos-
ing days of the Lyndon B. John-
son administration.
Johnson was cool to the idea,
fearing that the issue might thus
be removed from STN manage-
ment.
At a three-hour meeting with;
his National Security Council last
Saturday. President Nixon decided
to try big power discussions in
support of the efforts of the UN
'peace mediator, Swedish Ambas-
sador Gunnar Jarring.
It was understood that Nixon
agrees with his predecessor that
diplomatic efforts to promote an
Arab-Israeli settlement should not

By SHARON WEINER
The University will offer a concentra-
tion program in Afro-American studies
next fall, if implementation of present
proposals occur on schedule.
An 11-man student-faculty subcommit-
tee of the LSA curriculum committee has
been working on the formulation of the
program since last semester.
Prof. Nellie Varner of the political
science department, a member of the
subcommittee, says she hopes the pro-
gram will be operational for the fall 1969
term. "We're working to get the proposal
to the -faculty by their March meeting so it
will be acted upon during the last faculty
meeting of the year, in April" she ex-
plains.
Although the program won't be in the
course book for pre-registration this se-
mester, it will be ready for printing by
this fall. Interested students will have
to add the courses in the fall.
The program will be interdisciplinary.
but it won't be similar to the current spec-

ial studies program in other areas. Visit-
ing Honors Prof. Harold Cruse says, "We
have to find our own format for it."
Cruse is working with other members
of the sub-committee on a two-semester
basic survey course for the program which,
he says, would serve as an elective for any
interested student but would also be a
prerequisite for concentration in the pro-
gram.
This sequence is still in the planning
stage, but should be ready by March,
Cruse adds.
One problem with this course, and with
the entire program lies in its emphasis.
"We haven't decided its basic orientation
yet-hemispheric or concentrating on the
United States alone," Cruse explains.
In any case, it will not be a strict Afri-
can studies program. Although African
majors exist in other colleges, says Cruse,
here, the African background given in the
course will only serve as an introduction
to the problem of slavery in the United
States.

In addition, to the survey course, the
program will include existing courses rele-
vant to black. students, says Prof. Lois
Loewenthal; chairman of the sub-commit-
tee.
However, many of the courses that
could be included in the program are
graduate courses and will need undergrad-
uate counterparts says Frank Yates, Grad.
and member of the subcommittee.
There are also other programs which
might be incorporated in the program, he
adds, such as the four outreach projects
in the psychology department which are
relevant to black studies.
According to Miss Loewenthal, the stu-
dents have been the "controlling voice of
the subcommittee," and the faculty have
been "most willing to work with the stu-
dents in trying to establish whatever is
most relevant about this program to the
student body."
Last week, the University approved a
proposal submitted by the Black Stu-
dent Union which will establish a com-

mittee to look into the creation of a
center *for Afro-American studies.
The committee will be composed of
students, faculty, administrators, and
community leaders.
The purpose of the center, 'explains Miss
Varner, will be to promote research and to
recruit faculty, as well as to provide an
organization where various community
projects can take place.
Many other universities either have es-
tablished or are working on related pro-
grams,
In December, Yale became the first
"prestige" university to approve the study
of the American Negro as an undergradu-
ate major leading to a degree. The ap-
proved proposal was the result of a com-
mittee of students and faculty formed 11
months ago.
A Harvard committee is also working on
a black studies program. The faculty
there has recommended the program after
See COMMITTEE, Page 10

-Associated Press
Seek draft amnesty
Mrs. Martin Luther King joined antiwar clergymen yesterday in
protest at Justice Department in Washington. They called for
amnesty for deserters and draft-dodgers and assigned Rev.
Thomas Lee Hayes, right, towork with the ones presently living
in Sweden.
'DROP IN BUCKET':
Nixon oarders N,,SF
budg'et n111crease

SW students
aceptfaculty
resolutons
By LORNA CHEROT
The Social Work Student Union decided yesterday to
accept the school's faculty resolution which places student
representatives on all but four faculty committees but with
1 four qualifications.
The resolution, approved by the faculty last Saturday,
gave students equal representation on many faculty commit-
tees, but with a faculty chairman who would vote only in
case of a tie.
The faculty also barred students from the Faculty Search
Committee, which is responsible for finding new faculty
members.
The SWSU's four qualifications all concern student pro-

By RICK PERLOFF
President Nixon ordered yester-
day a $10 million immediate in-!
crease in outlays by the National
Science Foundation to support
education anid research in colleges
and universities.
A. Geoffrey Norman, University
vice-president for research, said
the increase was beneficial but
would not be enough to bridge the
gap between the Johnson adminis-
tration's earlier ceiling and the
total expenditures p r e v i o u s 1 y
authorized by NSF in various
grant awards.
Prior to the imposition of a
$480 million ceiling colleges and
universities had counted on re-
UAC fears
clashi at
wor l fair
By TOBE LEV
Officials of the University Ac-
tivities Center are concerned over
the possibility 'of a clash between
Arab and Israel students over the
use of political material in their
respective booths at the Univer-
sity's World's Fair.
The fair ,scheduled to open on
Friday night at the Michigan Un-
ion, consists of booths and dis-
plays constructed .by foreign stu-
dents.
John Vasco, chairman for in-
ternational affairs at UAC, says
that all the foreign student clubs
this year, except one, voted to in-
clude political commentary in
their particular booths, regarding
it as a legitimate part of their
national culture. Israeli students
objected vehemently to this reso-
lution.
According to Vasco, only mater-
ial which is "sadistic in content"
will be forbidden this .year, and
removal demanded.
A mediating committee has
been formed to deal with any in-
flammatory political material
which raises strong objections
from 4ny foreign student group.
However, the committee can only
suggest that offensive material of
a political nature be removed.
Mrs. Barbara Newell, acting
vice president for student affairs.
assured members of UAC t h a t
police will be on hand if neces-
sary, although the possibility of
their use is very remote.
Arc TrTaman hng ,dirw'1-c Will

ceiving $520 million foundation in any way undercut the Jarring
grants to support scientific edu-' mission.
cation. U.S. officials described the pur-
Robert Burroughs, director of pose of the new move as an at-
research administration, termed tempt to use the influence pri-'
the increase "a drop in the marily of the United States and
bucket." the Soviet Union to get Israel
"If you. nave to take 25 per and the Arab nations into peace
cent off an $8 million program on negotiations.
this campus, you've got a $2 mil- Without some understanding to
lion decrease. $10 million distri- be reached in bilateral exchanges
buted between 500 institutions a meeting of the Big Four would
across the country isn't going to ' *t r t Bg ouru

posals which the faculty re-

help a lot," Burroughs said.
"It's one thing to talk about
the education of youth and then
cut funds for it where it makes a
maximum effect on this objective.
But that's what they did." he'
added.
Dr. Lee A. DuBridge, Nixon'sj
science. advisor, said the increase
would "cover most of the urgent
hardship cases" where institutions;
have made irrevocable spending
commitments that need federal
funds to operate effectively.
Although the University is one
of the ten largest recipients of
NSF research grants among aca-
demic institutions, some observers
believe the University will not re-
ceive as large a portion of the
increase as other colleges and
universities may.
Nixon, in his first direct public
criticism of the Johnson admin-
istration, said in a statement:
"In particular I believe that the
previous administration made a,
serious error in limiting so severe-
ly the expenditure ceiling of the
rational S c i e n c e Foundation,
which plays a very important role
in the support of the educational
and research activities."
He said he was increasing NSF's
spending ceiling b e c a u s e of
"unique circumstances of compel-
ling urgency" and that his move
"in no way indicates a relaxation
of this administration's intention;
to reduce government expendi-
tures wherever possible."

Ue al xlluillt1Iy. Z V
knowledgeable official put it. First,
he said, some common ground:
must be found bilaterally to guar-
antee that the four-power meet-
ing will be productive.
U.S. officials are still skeptical
that the French-proposed four-
,power approach will produce a
proposal acceptable to both sides.
Yet, as one source put it: "We are
prepared to talk to anyone in-
terested in the problem."
Nixon, he recalled, said at his
news conference last week that
he was "open to any suggestion"
that would cool off the situation
in the Middle East.
Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's am-
bassador to the U.S., said yester-
day he is not too happy with the
U.S. decision to accept the Paris
proposal for four-power talks on
the Middle East crisis.
Interviewed on the state radio,
Rabin said he does not expect
such talks to lead to any change
in the positions of the four pow-
ers.
Should the powers reach some
agreement, Rabin said, he does
not think Israel's position will be
benefited.
Explaining the U.S. move, the'
ambassador said it would have
been difficult for the Nixon ad-I
ministration to refuse the pro-;
posal in view of the fact Wash-.

jected. These were:
* That the Committee on Com-
mittees meet within two weeks to
work out a more suitable com-
promise concerning the machin-
ery of the Grievance Committee;
* That the revised Grievance
Committee discuss a more equit-
able settling of the Faculty-Stu-
dent Chairman Committee;
1 That students be appointed
or elected to discuss with Dean
Fedele Fauri a more equitable
compromise concerning the Fac-
ulty Search Committee;
* That black students have
one-third the student representa-
tion on all committees.
Dissatisfaction over the faculty
proposal concerning the machin-
ery of the Grievance Committee
stems from unequal representa-
tion. The faculty proposal pro-
vides for three student members,
three faculty members and the
dean.
The SWSU claims that the
extra faculty chairman on the

Daiuly.-Sa;ra Knilw~ich

Stud(entIs protest 1iraqi Ihagifigs4

Students stage protest

over.
By BARBARA WEISS

Iraqi executions

In protest of the execution of
14 Iraqis for alleged spying activ-
ities, 75 faculty and students
staged a brief memorial on the
Diag last night.
The rally was sponsored by the
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation and
the Israeli Students' Organization.i
Students distributed petitions and
passed out fact sheets concerning,
the plight of Iraqi Jews.
But it was not a typical demon-
stration. Doris Seligson, chairman
of Hillel's religious committee, ex-
pressed it this way:
"The program tonight is not
meant to be a protest but rather
a memorial to the Iraqis who were'
executed for alleged treasonable

the glow of, Yartzeit memorial
candles, the speakers began:
"Iraqi history has long been
marked by the persecution of
Christians. Jews and Moslems,"
declared Dr. Robert Lapin of the
University's m e d i c a 1 school.
."Whether or not these men were
guilty is not the point here, al-
though we have reason to believe
that they were not.
"An act of barbarism was com-
mitted, and we are here to mourn
the passing of all who died as a
result."
The spirit of ecumenicism that
prevailed throughout the evening
did not pass unnoticed. Comment-
ed Asim Khan, a non-Arabic Mus-'
lim,

intended irony. "It was very well committees violates the parity
done. Well-executed." agreement. Instead of having the
Frank Perlmatter, one of the ' faculty ap po in t ed chairman,
participants last night said. SWSU would prefer that the com-
mittee involved designate its own
"As a Jew, I am deeply concern- chairman.
ed with the recent events in Iraq. The SWSU is also seeking great-
Although my means are limited, er faculty and student power in
I thought that I could at least the recruiting and hiring of

Cear' rul
on student,
vote near,
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
State Elections director Bernard
Apol yesterday indicated his will-
ingness to establish "relevant cri-
teria" for allowing University stu-
dents to register to vote, repre-
sentatives of Student Government
Council reported last night.
Victor Adamo, SGC Voter Reg-
istration chairman, and Neill Hol-
lenshead, '70 Law conferred with
Apol yesterday on the issue of dis-
crimination against students reg-
istering to vote for the first time
in Ann Arbor.
The state requires a prospective
voter to be 21 years old and a legal
resident of Ann Arbor for at least
six months before he is allowed
to register here.
However, the problem for stu-
dents has centered around a stat-
ute which states that "no student
shall be deemed to have gained
or lost a residence by reason of
his being. . . a student at any in-
stitution of higher learning."
The city clerk has used this law
as an excuse to ask the students
for other proof, often arbitrary,
that they 'are legal residents of
Ann Arbor.
SGC has contended that the
questions now asked are not rele-
vant criteria for determining
whether or not a student should
be allowed to vote in his college
town.
"Such criteria as whether a stu-
dent is self-supporting, where he
goes on vacations are not perti-
nent to the issue," Hollenshead
explained.
"A student spends most of the
year in Ann Arbor and therefore
he definitely has a stake in the
decisions made by the city, he
continued, "and if he passes the
minimum requirements, he should
be allowed to vote here."
According to Adamo and Hol-
lenshead, Apol wanted them to
forward to his office the criteria
they feel should be used to de-
termine if a,, student should be
allowed to votein Ann Arbor, or
any other college town in the
state.
"He said he would consider our
recommendations along with oth-
er enflnideation andl trv tn nh-

stand up and be counted.
And the speeches continued.
"We are here to mourn the pass-{
ing of 14 human beings," said
Rabbi Gerald Goldman of the
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue of
New York. "We mdurn because of
the wanton killings of the men,
and we mourn especially as Jews."
Prayers were said. The ancient]
Jewish affirmation of faith, Anil
Ma'amim, "I believe," was recited,
along with El Malay Rachamim
and the Mourner's Kaddish, tra-
ditional prayers for the departed.
Then Rabbi Goldman ended
with a plea for peace.

teachers.
Such decisions are currently
made by the faculty with Fauri
having final say.s
Written nominations for the
student representatives on the
Committee on Committees are to
be submitted to the SWSU om-
budsman by Feb. 12.
The final decision on the stu-
dent representatives will be made
at an open meeting of the Union
Assembly.
The student delegation to con-
fer with Fauri will be composed
of the SWSU executive board
See SW STUDENTS, Page 10

ington has always favored free! activities." "The whole program was very
exchange of views with all parties. And so it was. With faces lit by unbiased. And he added, with un-

TWO-YEAR COJReStFC
'U' aids Tuskegee forestry projec t

By LORNA CHEROT
The United States Forest Ser-
vice has become actively engag-
ed in the war against passive
racial discrimination by con-
tributing one-fourth the cost of
establishing a' pre-forestry pro-
grain at Tuskegee Institute.
It is hoped that this pro-
gram, which involves the School
of Natural Resources and Tus-'
kegee, will serve as a catalyst
to hp dvoinnmntf n nnlira

The program, entitled Na-
tural Resources in Modern So-
ciety, provides courses on both
the graduate and undergrad-
uate levels.
Visiting professors from the
natural resources school w il 1
lectures and conduct laboratory
work at Tuskegee in forestry,
wildlife managemept, fisheries,
outdoor recreation, environmen-
tal education,.landscape archi-
tecture. resourceeononmics andl

concentrating in the plant and
soil sciences, McCullough ex-
pects that great interest will be
shown by students majoring in
biology, zoology, the social sci-
ences, and to some extent in
veterinary medicine, as well as
those registered in the program.
McCullough believes Tuskegee
will be able to manage on its
own within one year. Bennie D.
Mayberry, director of develop-
ment at Tuskegee hones that

provided for in the agriculture
school. Mayberry estimates that
at least $100,000 would be ne-
cessary to operate the project.
For the first year, the Forest
Service will contribute $25,000,
the University is paying-, the
professors' salaries, and Tuske-
gee is using funds appropriated
to them under Title III of the
1965 Education Bill to finance
travel and living expenses.
McCullouah said the present

icipants then moved to le
1AoAnelHlwees +aDak, an Israeli who isT
yff of the University's
;Research on Conflict
gave a short talk on atBerkelevy
yof Jews in Iraq. .
the Jewish community SACRAMENTO, Calif. R) --
d, which was economic- Gov. Ronald Reagan authorized
educationally supported the California Highway Patrol
Y's Jewish aristocrats. Wednesday to stay on the Berke-
told of progroms such ley campus of the University of
June 1, 1941, when 100 California for an indefinite time
killed and 900 Jewish by declaring an unprecedented
e burned and looted. "state of extreme emergency."
said these killings con- At Berkeley, 'there were violent
the present and are clashes between striking students
neif Arah frustratin and police on Tuesday, but Wed-

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