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Vol. LXXIX, No. 134 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 14, 1969

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

_.. .._

The handful of black students attending
the University's Flint College have unit-
ed in an attempt to change what they
consider the "white" and'sometimes "rac-
ist".nature of their school.
Students for Black Action (SBA) was
formed earlier this week - but already
its members have begun challenging exist-
ing structures and conditions at F li n t
Specifically, they cite:
9 Only 16 full-time and 20 part-time
black students attend Flint College out
of a total enrollment of over 1200. These
figures, provided by the black students,
closely parallel a recent University census
of the college;
4 There are no black faculty members
or administrators at the college;
! There is only one black non-academic
employe of the University at Flint, the

students claim. In addition, very few Arbor yest
blacks are employed at the college by the parently co
Flint Board of Education, which provides ieving their
the schools janitorial and kitchen staff; The stud
* Blacks say they have experienced an- Coordinato
tagonism from white students, especially missions C
from members of the Flint College Student help study
Government which, they claim, "appears black stud
to be a racist group." college. Th
" Although Flint administrators and President R
faculty contend they are trying to solve versity adm
these racial issues, the black students SBA men
maintain they have been dismissed by high schoo
campus officials. around the
The purpose of the group, says SBA an attempt
Chairman Vernon Farmer, "70, is "to work Farmer exp
to improve the social, cultural and econ- Goodman
omie conditions of black students at the ed to get so
college." on my list,
After having discussed their problems might not1
with Flint administrators and faculty bor campu
members, five SBA members came to Ann Goodman




erday to take what they ap-
nsider a key step toward ach-
ents met with Human Relations
r William Cash and with Ad-
ounselor George Goodman to"
the possibility of recruiting
etns and faculty for F Ii n t
iey plan to meet later with
.obben Fleming and other Uni-
mbers intend to go to all the
ls in Flint to talk to students
state, especially in Detroit, in
to recruit them for the college,
says the black students "want-
ome leads as to students I have
and identify some of these who
be able to attend the Ann Ar-
s because of lack of space."
, who helps handle admissions

of students eligible for Opportunity Awards
grants, says it is quite likely that some of
his prospects may be excluded from the
Ann Arbor campus because of space lim-
itations, and thus become available for re-
cruitment by Flint College.
SBA members have set a goal of 101
new black students at Flint College for the
coming academic year. This figure "is not
out of range" of the college's capacity,
says Flint Director of Student Services
Joseph Roberson. "We can take qualified
students black or white.
"That would be fantastic if they do get
one hundred," he adds. "We've never even
had that many black students apply."
But in addition to their plans for re-
cruiting black students, SBA members also
hope to secure at least a few blacks for the
school's academic staff.
They have already consulted with the
various department chairmen at Flint.

and have learned of five available teach-
ing positions, as well as two open counsel-
ling posts.
SBA members also met with Cash during
their visit to Ann Arbor yesterday. "We
agreed to help them whenever we possibly
can," says the human relations coordin-
SBA members say the Flint deans ex-
pressed interest in hiring blacks for these
open positions. But the students seemed
somewhat dismayed by the attitude of the
"The faculty told them to go out and
recruit," says Ann Arbor Black Students
Association leader Ron Thompson. "But
;ou can't send students to recruit faculty.
In my opinion its just a means of keep-
ing the situation at the status quo."
Thompson has pledged local support for
the Flint group.
Flint administrators deny they h a v e

made no effort to recruit black faculty.
They note for example that one prospect
accepted a position last summer, but then
, "We are making every effort to not only
find black students, but to find black fa-
culty," says Flint College Dean D a v i d
He says one of the difficulties is the
stiff competition for recruitment of black
students and faculty among colleges and
universities. In addition, he notes that
Flint is a commuter college and is thus
less attractive to most black students.
"I can't blame a bright student for
wanting to have the chance of going away
from home," he says.
SBA members agree with administra
tors that being a commuter school is a
handicap' to Flint's recruitment efforts.
They are especially worried about the prob-
See BLACKS, Page 6



bill would cut protesters'

aid Senate


The state Senate received a bill yesterday which is aimed
at punishing students involved in disruption of campus activ-
ities or seizure of property at state colleges and universities.
The bill, introduced by Sen. James Fleming (R-Jackson),
would give the state board of education power to cut off
scholarship assistance to students convicted of such offenses
or of "intentionally" disobeying rules set up by the insti-
tution's governing board.
Fleming was not available for comment last night.
- --- -' Sen. Gilbert Bursley, (R-Ann
PArbor), said he supported the bill
and predicted "fairly general sup-
Piioi. dorm'port" for the bill in the Legisla-
Bursley said the bill would only
I affect scholarships from t h e
tstate's general fund, which subs i
tt n ago granting scholarships to high
school graduates 'on a competitive
CO-ed ia iS basis under the Michigan Higher
Education scholarship program.
By BARBARA WEISS. The program includes at least
"several hundred" University stu-
The Board of Governors of dents, according to Ronald Brown
Residence Halls yesterday ap- of the University Office of Finan-
proved a proposal to convert the cial Aids.
already co-ed Alice Lloyd dormi- Bursley said the proposed bill,
tory' into more integrated male-I
female housing for the fall term.: which has already been referred to
'69. a committee, will probably take




non -proliferation


one or two months to come before
The plan, which involves 550 the Senate for action. If it passes
students enrolled in the Pilot Pro- the Senate, it must also go to the
ject, calls for converting two House for, approval.
houses so that men and women
will share the same floors, while "The bill' is aimed at punishig{
remaining divided into separate students who are, disruptive. It
corridors wouldn't penalize the entire in-'
are stitution or the students that are
Hinsdale and Palmer. not guilty,' Bursley said.
"This is a step in the goal of Bursley added he is currently Baez proph sies
achieving unity in the dormitory," conducting a questionnaire survey p
said Andy White, Alice Lloyd Hall of Washtenaw county residents to Joan Baez casts a vision of a different world before an overflow au
president. He termed the "psycho- determine public attitudes toward Union Ballroom. Along with her husband, David Harris, a founder
logical and physical mingling" of handling of campus disorders. plained their belief in non-violent revolution. See story, page 2.
the corridors conducive to "a "From the few returns I've
more natural atmosphere" in seen, there se'ems to be a general
Lloyd. . feeling that the Regents shou LIKELY FOR LL TERM
Unification of Lloyd began last said
fall when students voted to abol- s
ish "separate house governments Sen. Sander Levin (D-Berkleyi
and replace them by a dormitory- .11said .although he hadn't seen the, A i(
wide governing body. More liberal bill he was "dubious." "I oulistra tio
visitation policies further encour- have to see what safeguards and~ '"
aged cohesiveness among students1 what methods of discretion would
in Lloyd. be used before passing judgment By MARTY SCOTT way to handle registration. It will
on the bill, however," he said. Registration by mail may not reconsider the entire process, from-
According to John Feldkamp, time-scheduling to dropping and
Director of the Office of Univer- ; State Representative Jack Fax- be far away. adding once classes have begun.
sity Housing, the change will cost on (D-Detroit) said the bill will An advisory committee to the And the "ideal" will hopefully
"upwards of around $2,000." These probably be popular, although it office of the registrar has ap- And the "ies il hoterman
funds pay for processing costs, would affect a very small number proved the idea of conducting all avoid the long lines in Waterman
contracts, 'and staff time needed of students. University registration by mail. Gym, source of so many com-
to implement the plan. "It sounds like the type of thing A joint student-faculty-admin- plats for so long. Zimmerman
In other action, the Board ap- my colleagues would like," Faxon istration committee on registration
proved the bulk, of next year's said, "but I don't think it is going yesterday agreed that mail regis- All registration changes wil
housing staff appointments. to make the students feel as if the tration was preferable to the pres- eventually be forwarded to Allan
A lengthy discussion on the is- state can buy their good conduct. ent system. F. Smith, vice president for aca-
sue centered around student par- I don't think this will make any ' Specific implementation plans demic affairs, who has the final
ticipation in staff appointments. impact." should be ready in a week or two, decision on registration changes.
Although as yet no specific Also yesterday, the House of and a final decision will be made Zimmerman emphasizes that
guidelines have been set regarding Representatives heard a proposed then, explains Ernest Zimmerman, Smith is in continual consultation
student participation in these de- resolution in praise the recent assistant to the vice president for with the committee and says ap-
cisions, the building directors and actions of Ferris State College academic affairs and chairman of proval should not be a problem.
resident directors have been "en- president Victor Spathelf in hav- the committee. He explains the early registra-
couraged" to involve students in ing student demonstrators ar- Zimerman says the committee tion used last December was well-
the decision-making process. rested. ! was organized to find the "ideal" received as a means of cutting
Soc students ask class boycott

SMay affect
ABM system
Senate ratified the nuclear
nonproliferation treaty by a
vote of 83 to 15 yesterday and
its floor manager viewed the
outcome as a signal against
deployment of an antimissile
The agreement, submitted b y
the Johnson administration 1 a s t
July, is intended to keep nuclear
weapons out of the hands of
countries that do not now have
Sen. J. W. Fulbright, (D-Ark,),
chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, noted t h e
treaty to curb the spread of nu-
clear weapons also contains a
provision requiring good-faith
negotiations on reducing nuclear XOn colfe
arsenals of nations that have
bsident of the United States, inhTEST:
face of that vote, will proceed
with deployment of the ABM," ; !' ,

.Daily-Jay Cassidy

udience of 1500 last night at the
of The Resistance, the singer ex-

-Associated Press
rs with Laird


* 71 I

fb I Fulbrigh told the Senate.'
m a The spirit of the treaty's Arti-
r -le VI, calling for negotiations to
end the arms race, bars "any
down the tine needed to register.; substantial increase in our arms
- However, he does not think the in the nuclear field," Fulbright
IIsystem would be feasible for use! said.

SA to picket

over the summer. Some Washington observersP 1
'We have to have students on were fearful, however, that Nixon
campus for a long period of time might decide to go ahead with the
to make early registration like that deployment of the ABM system.
feasible. We wouldn't be able to Michigan's Democratic Senator By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
set up specific enough times to Philip A. Hart, a leading foe of: Student Government Council voted unanimously last
have students come in," Zimmer- antimissile system, acknow- in tfSteph
man explains. m , e ledged that "If Nixon comes in night to stage a "student protest in front o an's on
Reistaions tswith a strong statement that it South University Avenue, demanding the store reduce its
Registration traditionally has is essential to security, it would prices by 15 per cent. The, protest will begin Monday.
Sbeen conducted the firstuthree days be tough to beat him." SGC also voted-unanimously to become a plaintiff in a
on campus registered in Water-bt This agreed with an assessmeint federal court lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the
on cmpusregitere m Wter-by defense officials that Nixon's
man. support for the Sentinel would be State Senate's Special Committee to Investigate Campus
Early registration for this se- enough to win over waverers in Disorders, and allocated "up to $100" for the pending
mester represented the first sig- Congress. litigation.
nificant change in the process, Nixon is consultinz his top ad- Present plans for the price protest call for a minimum
with students registering at the See SENATE, Page 6 of four students to parade in front of Stephan's carrying
end of the previous semester. ,signs and distributing litera-
Anyone who had pre-classified ture containing information
would be eligible for mail regis- p r str otinnrnomto
tration, as they weremfor early F suts i k et about the price situation in
registration. Ann Arbor. The students will
siicton Hwve, hyTecddnkants Uniion strike tvso rtriisadsrr
the problem was not in their By TOBE LEV dorsement possible." He added The SGC resolution stated the
province that fraternity members a r e protest would be an expression of
4poic.The Fraternity Representatives "concern and indignation," over
The group will eventually con-Ar starting to work actively in t h e highprices in general, According
sider all aspects of the registra- Ac witi, external affairs, un- strike u to SGC President Michael Koene-
tion process, and will meet indefi- animously endorsed last night the The FRA also unanimously sup-
nitely to work out the problems student protest demanding reduc- ported the SGC plan for a student has because "his prices are gen-
involved. ,ion of prices at Stephan's D- u g book store. It will urge fraternity han's bhe hisp."
Thsmgticueshduigo1ino rcs tSehn members to vote "yes" on the' orally the highest."
This might include scheduling of Stare.mmest ot yso h "Stephan's is not a scapegoat,"
I Stor.referendum on the book store in
classes, printing and format of Several FRA members volunteer- the upcoming SGC election. Koeneke said. "We're hoping this
the time schedule, distribution of ed to find fraternity members to Tom Mowry, president of the demonstration will m o bili z e
information to students. simplica- heln nipket the store ___.. . . -_,, . enough support so that we can


The undergraduate sociology
student union last night voted
to organize a University-wide
boycott of classes to protest the
"meaninglessness" of their edu-
cation and the racism of their
The class boycott will be a
part of a nation-wide campaign

president for student services
Will Smith, have begun nego-
tiations with administrators for
a University-wide holiday on
that date.
President Fleming and Smith
are expected to meet soon to
discuss the idea.
According to Abernathy the
boycott is designed to give peo-

introduce the sociology proposals
to the steering committee at its
next meeting,
"I think such a strike is ap-
propriate," she added.
Mike Winn, '69, who intro-
duced the proposal at the so-
ciology meeting last ight, will
give a more detailed explana-
tion of the boycott and the

science committee, also endorsed
the idea.
"Not enough dialogue between
students and faculty has oc-
cured, at an institution that is
supposed to provide an educa-
tion," Grainer said. He added
that he would present the so-
ciology student's plan at one
of his committee meetings.
Tal mTna '7n ,,1iA f


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