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Cloudy and colder;
possible light snow

Vol LXXIX, No. 110 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 9, 1969 Ten Cents
anguage laboratorylaguedbyecay
By JOHN IGNOFFO by techncal and institutional difficulties. continuously, and if a student misses some- The crowding has been somewhat al- mittee, admits
The University's language laboratory, First the University was forced to go to thing, he must wait till the entire tape is leviated by small labs in Markeley Hall and to just who is r
once one of the most advanced in the court because of conflicts over the main- played again. South Quad, but the crowding still persists. kind of a kno
country, is starving for funds and falling tenance contract. For two years the equip- Peter Hagiwara, director of the elemen- Lab use fluctuates with the seasons how- While the pr
into decay and disuse. ment went unrepared, until University tary French program, is a strong advocate ever. While almost 95 per cent of the lan- versity is suffe
"Most of the time spent in the laboratory personnel began servicing the lab itself of lab work, but criticizes the present guage students attend lab in September, of the new i
is a complete waste," says Donald Dugas of Even with the present servicing, fre- system. almost none come by April according to Planning bega
the French department. "The facilities of quent breakdowns (incapacitating up to "In theory, the lab is an Integral part E. M. Hamson, lab director, first scheduled
this lab make it a fraud." 15 per cent of the lab at once), delays in of elementary instruction," he says. The ing became e
"A good high school would not accept receiving tapes, and crowded, uncom- lab should allow the student to proceed at Another nsoblem of the present lab has Ig ame
this lab for itself," declares Prof. Jean fortable conditions plague students trying his own pace, monitored by someone who been the confusion over its place in the fight againstch a
Carduner; also of the French department. to put in their required time. can advise him on his phonetic mistakes. literary college. i
"We don't really have what you could call a And since the University plans to replace "The existing lab," says Hagiwara, Inexplicably, the lab was first placed
language laboratory." the lab when the new modern language "serves only part of these needs." under the linguistics department, which The Univers
The Mason Hall language lab, well- lab is finally built, LSA officials are re- In addition to faults with the lab s-v- had less contact with it in practice than in circuit cour
known to all who must take elementary luctant to sink any money into temporarily ten itself, failure to enlarge the facilities many other departments. tion time wa
language courses, began as one of the most improving it. to accommodate the increased usage has The lab is now funded directly through Now, while1
A TUDENT improvises with a tape progressive systems in the nation when Many critics say the lab ought to have resulted in serious overcrowdin. This lab the dean's office, while a language labora- few months, c
recorder 'in the outdated language lab. first installed in 1949. facilities which would allow students to was built for the needs of the elementary tory committee of the college oversees its construction w
Recorders, much needed, are in limited But since the present equipment was record and listen to themselves, and start language classes of eight years ago. with operations. years, accordi
supply. installed in 1960, the lab has been plagued and stop the tapes at will. Now they run enrollment amost half what it is now. Hamson, who is chairman of the com- rector of plant

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there is some confusion as
'esponsible for the lab. "It is
tty problem," he says.
'esent lab is dying, the Uni-
ring delays in construction
modern language building.
n in 1962 and completion was
for last fall. But the build-
nbroiled in the University's
the legislature's Public Act
uthorizes State agencies to
sity construction.
ity challenged the law, lost
t-and meanwhile, construc-
bids will be let in the next
ontracting details and actual
'ill take at least another two
ig to James Brinkerhoff, di-




school sets

Circus of
to explore


summer session

for poor


By LARRY EISENBERG panel discussion, followed by more
Education in the form of a workshops, from 7 p.m. on.
circus may be closer to reality The speakers in the panel dis-
than you think. cussion will include Carl Oglesby,
Tle performers tonight are the former national officer of Stu-
students who come. dents for a Democratic Society
"You can't predict at this point and Radical-in-Residence at An-
what the circus is going to be tioch last year, and Michael Ross-
Tike. It's up to the individuals who I man, a leader of the 1964 Free
are participating," says Gayle Speech Movement at Berkeley and
Rubin, organizer of the Circus of an organizer of the San Francisco
Education. State Experimental College.
The circus will be a combina- The two other speakers are from3

James Robertson, director of the
Residential College, and Daily


Editor Mark Levin.
Both educational and institu-
tional aspects of the Universityj
are dealt with by the workshops,
from sex and authoritarianism in
the classroom to racism in the
university, from a liberal re-eval-
uation of how the university can
be changed to radical critiques of
the university as it now exists.

The law faculty extended its special admissions program
for black students to allow disadvantaged blacks to enter
the school during the summer term, lowering their course
load for the first three semesters.
The proposal, presented by the law faculty's special ad-
missions committee at the faculty's Friday meeting, came in
response to complaints by the Black Law Students Alliance
According to David Glenn, chairman of BLSA, "black
students are admitted on lower standards and then are ex-
pected to maintain the same standards as the often more
jqualified white students."


"~,_.,is . Y,.. , ,r ., . .r ...

tion !of workshops ~followed by wa!theUniversity - Associate Dean' "xuality has a definite effect
on learning in the classroom,"
says Marty Heilweil, director of
D emocrats establish the "sex in the classroom" work-

party reform groups
WASHINGTON UP) - Two Democratic party committees
which will consider changes in the party's structure were
named yesterday by National Chairman Fred R. Harris.
The committees are dominated by reform advocates.
One committee, headed by Sen. George McGovern (D-
N.D.), will attempt to carry out the 1968 convention's man-;
date to alter delegate selection procedures for 1972.
A second commission, whose chairman will be Rep. James
G. O'Hara of Michigan, will study party rules, including
those for the convention and all of its committees.
S - - -Harris appealed to the Repub-

"For example, a student who is
sexually attracted to her teacher j
may work harder. I want to get
students to examine the affect of
sex on their education," he says.
"Awareness of sexuality need
not be repressed," he adds.
In a different mode altogether.
Prof. John Weeks of Wayne State
University will lead a group dis-
cussingconflict of interest in the:
A workshop with a similar
theme is "authoritarian classroom
, games," which will look into the
relationship between the teacher
and the student in the classroom.
"We will attempt to show how


Friday's meeting wvas described
by Glenn as "quite heated at
times." The faculty denied the stu-
dents' request to discuss several
other grievances of the -BLSA.
Last September the BLSA pre-
sented the faculty with a list of
nine grievances including a request
for the hiring of, black faculty
and black staff members. There
are presently no blacks on the law
Prof. Douglas Kahn, a member
of the special admissions commit-
tee, said yesterday that the fac-
ulty "never had any intention bot
to have black staff but that tey
were very difficult to find." Glenn
said that on this demand the fac-
ulty's response has been to re-
quire the black students t h,3m-
selves to find qualified black pro-
Another demand still under
consideration by the faculty is the
adoption of a rating scale that

lack trib)i ttC

From Wire Service Reports
A Columbia University commit-
tee has dropped all punishments
and charges brought against stu-
dents who participated in l a st
spring's demonstrations.
The Joint Committee on Dis-
ciplinary Affairs, a tripartite body
of students, faculty, and adinin
istrators, said the decision was
made because of "inconsistent
punishment and delay in proces-
sing case'I
The ruing will affect 74 stu-
dents on disciplinary probation, 60
on "suspended sentences" of pro-
bation, 54 under censure, and 16
who have been suspended. Stu-
dents now on suspension may ap-
fnr al ii fnr rha

hold siege
at Chicago
CHICAGO - Over 125 Univer-
sity of Chicago students remained
barricaded in the school's admin-
istration building last night des-1
pite rumors that police would soon
be called in to make arrests.
The students, who are demand-
ing an equal voice in the hiring
and firing of faculty members,
have been sitting-in since Jan-
uary 30.
Students hive locked or bar-
* ricaded all doors to the building,
allowing only participating pro-
testers ito enter.

licans to join the reform effort, the teacher undercuts and ob-;
which will require changes in scures critical points made by thej
many state laws. student that threaten his legiti-}
Harris said in announcing the macy and atuhority in the class-
27-member commissions that he room," explains the leader, Ar-
had consulted with top party nie Bauchner.
leaders, such as former V i c e On the more institutional level.
President Hubert H. Humphrey Carol Hollenshead will 'lead -a
and Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, I group on white racism and racism
Eugene J. McCarthy and Edmund! in curricula .
SBut in response to uestions "This is especially good for al-'
Butin espnseto uesion, jlowing white students to exploi'e
he said he had not talked direct-'their ow n attitudes and stereo-
ly with such powerful party mem- ,types about blacks," says Carol
bers as Mayors Richard J. Daley ' Hollenshead.
of Chicago, James H. J. Tate ofH s
Philadelphia and Joseph M. Barr . The group also will explore the1
of Pittsburgh. integration of Afro-American stu-'
Named to the McGovern group ,dies with general curricula.
was Sen. Harold E. Hughes of "The University should educate
Iowa and two other members of all white students," says Miss Hol-,
a special commission whose lenshead, "especially those who
broad-ranging recommendations would never consider taking a
last summer formed the basis for course in Afro-American studies
the new effort. on the problems of racism."
McGovern said he plans to name The circus may also serve as a

South Carolina State College students marched on campus yesterday, in tribute for three young
blacks who were slain one year ago on campus.
Rent sti'ke nearsogoal

Despite the doubts of skeptics'
and the threats of irate landlords,
the rent strike and the Ann Arbor,
Tenants' Union aie becoming
With a goal set for 2.000 pledges
to withhold rent before the strike
can begin, the rent strike Steer-
ing Committee says it has collect-
ed over 1300. The committee ex-
pects to have the full 2,000 by Feb.
15, the scheduled starting time.
In addition, over 1,000 dorm
residents have pledged to refuse'


more women and freshmen, freed
recently from dorm living, will

WOUa De COI1dm MCWL1aiii
However. Katz said the new'law schools. At Yale and Harvard
committee might want to use the only one per cent of the grades


University officials have at- Hughes as chairman of a sub- vehicle for positive action. Repre- to sign apartment leases until af-
tempted to hold emergency dis- committee and told the news con- ,entatives of the planned L S A ter April 30, according to Ron
ciplinary hearings for the p a s t ference the Hughes recommenda- student union hope to find people Lafferty, '71, of the steering com-:
two days but students have dis- tions will serve as the starting there willing to work and organize , mittee. The Tenants' Union claims
rupted the hearings on both days. point for the commission's work., for the union. this will help assure that sopho-
Afro-American center considered

not flood the housing market and present strike coordinators as a are below C, compared to Michi- ply zorUaamiL .LU1
undercut the strike. consultant group since they have gan's 10 per cent, according to semester which bega
The rent strike has found a acquired a good amount of knowl- Glenn. nesday.
wide range of support on campus. edge concerning the Ann Arbor Cases. against 200
,_____________ dents which have not
It has al'eady been endorsed by housing situation.d d
Student Government Council, In other action at the meeting A CORRECTIO However, the ruling
Graduate Assembly, Social Work yesterday, the rent strike steering'feet the punishment
Students' Union, Engin Council, committee passed a motion that AN APOLOGY to students who pa
Young Lawyers Guild, Black Law all members of the committee who The Daily incorrectly report- the September /regi
Student Alliance, Law Students have leases with landlords will! ed in yesterday's issue that monstrations.
Civil Rights Research Council, participate in the strike whether Another implicati
Northwood Terrace Association, or not their hdlords are mem- Johns Hopkins Prof. D a v i d Ang'e impnscati
or nt teirlrdlods re em-Donald had accepted the Bent- spring's demonstratic
New University Conference, Cit- be's of the Ann Arbor Property n light yesterday whe
izens for New Politics, Alice Lloyd Maages' Association the target Endowed Professorshp in College Admissions
House Council, and Bursley Hall of the strike Hory. Wellington announc
Council. The proposal on the structure cision , The Daily regrets any cent decrease in app
At present, active workers in the Only 3,000 appli
strike include the steering com of the Tenants' Union will be pre. inconvenince terof tl o ma been received by We
mittee members, over 150 organ- sented for debate at a mass meet- h fice as compared wi
izers, and some 1300 strikers. ing of strikers Tuesday. year.
Each organizer is responsible for --
recruiting strikers, and represent-
ing them before the steering com-
Stieswill eventually be or- I t le t a 'su e t l s
ganized into a union with locals"
and elected representatives.AtT
At a steering committtee meet-
ing yesterday, David Shapiro,
Grad, proposed organizing the By JIM BEATTIE changes as the presentation pro- that students most w
union into locals of 10-20 tenants uU gresses and the students seem to
each. Each local would elect a Students at the University realize their 'own ignorance. r the rt
representative to a general as-: evidently don't know as much Alhuhnoesem wiig Roth and the othert
selywhichnturngenuelectabout sex as they would like to A ugh no one s s w g the program simply
Sthink they dothsessiontions from the audi
members to a Tenants' Union thnhe o opens, the question and answer fcdbt ie r
steering committee, which would Although most students consider period at the end of a presenta- ced onl oe s
act as an administrative board. themselves knowledgable and ob- tion often runs well over an hour. diences of only one s
. that the make-up of
If tenants wish to bargain with jective about sex, their giggling To get things started, Roth probably Influences
their landlords, half of the nego- and whispering at the sex ed- usually does most of the talking,'rablmentuents
tiators would come from the gen- ucation sessions presented by the beginning with a lecture on the rassment students fh
eral assembly. and half from the Student American Medical Asso- anatomy of the sex organs. questions. He says hn

r Le current
n last WeA-
0other' stu-
yet been ad-
be dropped.
does not af-
s "meted out
rticipated in
stration de-
on of last
ons came to
en Columbia
Director' John
ed a 21 per
cations have
llington's of-
th 3,800 last

The idea for a center for Af-
ro-American studies is being
advocated b$' the Black Student
Union, and tba University last
week approve- a proposal from
the union for the establishment
of a committee to look into the
creation of such a center.
The first vague ideas about
the form and of purpose of the
center are slowly being.crystal-
lized, but its actual creation is

been chosen and representatives
from the faculty and adminis-
tration will be selected later this
week. The committee, which will
hold its first meeting this week,
is expected to submit a report
to Fleming sometime in spring.
"The Institute of Social Re-
search has done a number of
studies in the response of black
families to the riots of the past
year," says Brendon Hudson,
'69. a member of the committee.
" 4 na m .,1,1 141roin -PP

handling the Afro-American
concentration program.
The center would be respon-
sible for the granting of grad-
uate and undergraduate degrees
in Afro-American studies.
"We're interested in expand]-
ing the facilities of the black
studies program," says Ron
Thompson, '69, president of the
Black Student Union and a
member of the committee.
"One of the reasons we are
vrv nnArnoi ahn+t otina

Hudson would like to recruit to
work with the center either in
a research or teaching capacity.
Cruse, who teaches a history
honors seminar, is the author
of the widely-read "The Crisis
of the Negro Intellectual."
"If we can find 10 other Har-
old Cruses in the country we'd
be very happy," one committee
member says.
The center's community serv-
ice function is not clearly de-
finer at nresent.

ant to know.'
the sessions,
volunteers for
answer ques-
ence. Having
oups and au-
ex, Roth feels
the audience
the embar-
eel at asking
ae is not sure
p hest creates

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