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LXXIX, No. 83
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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, January 9, 1969
Eighteen Pages in Two Sections
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By LESLIE WAYNE
hel in passing their anti-bias rule. Medical Center as wed as the
A request to delay the imple- In other action, the Regents ap- development of new clinical teach-
mentation of the Panhellenic As- proved a request that the enroll- ing associations not in the Med-
s o c i a tion's anti-discrimination ment of the entering class in the ical Center.
clause from Jan. 1 to June 1, 1969, medical school be increased from The University is expected to
was denied by the Regents at their 205 to 225 in fall, 1969, with an submit to the State Legislative a
December meeting. ultimate goal of 300 entering stu- supplementary budget request
The Regents backed Panhel last dents by fall, 1970. within the next few weeks to cover
month, voting to withdraw rush- This increase would require the the costs of the enrollment in-
mnt rvig to w aw .rus completion of new basic science crease. The amount to be request-
ing privileges from all sororities and clinical facilities within the ed has not been disclosed.
that did not comply with the
terms of the clause by Jan. 1. -
Backers of the motion claimed f')E ll 3 rorit Tri u
it would give sororities enough .
time to bring the question before/
their national conventions for ap-
pr-oval. Alumnae representing Del-oIows bias conflic
ta Delta Delta, Gamma Phi Beta,
Sigma Kappa, Zeta Tau Alpha
and Pi Beta Phi made the request. By NADINE COHODAS local chapter to rush without
Regent Alvin Bentley (R-Owos- After four months of contro- the recommendations. The dead-
Aren't they a
It takes all shapes to make the world, including the kinetic, cube which rotates on an axis in the Univ
New York's Astor Place. The University's cube, installed before Christmas, is a $10,000 duplicate of the
University alumnus Bernard Rosenthal, '36. Prof. Marvin Felheim of the English department insists tl
that it shows up the horrible architecture surounding it." Others thpink Felheim is only half-right. A
yesterday, however, that The Cube is really a rich student's merry-go -round plotted to divert demonstrati
HULCHER NOT TO SEEK RE-ELECTION
Harris, Balzhiser ra
By JIM NEUBACHER
Two young University professors
will square off in a battle for the
job of Mayor of Ann Arbor.
Incumbent Mayor Wendell E.
Hulcher has announced he will not
seek re-election in the, city's April
Heading up the Democratic
ticket is Prof. Robert J. Harris of
the Law School. Harris, 38, has
been a resident of Ann Arbor since
1959. He is secretary of the Wash-
tenaw County Legal Aid Society
and has served as a consultant to
the New Detroit Committee and to
the White House Conference on
Harris' Republican opponent is officials felt he was too liberal
Prof. Richard E. Balzhiser of the and discouraged him from making
chemical and metallurgical engi- the race.
neering department. The incumbent Hulcher, in an-
Balzhiser, 36, is a former city nouncing his intent not to seek
councilman who served as mayor re-election to a third two-year
pro tempore in 1966-67. He resign- term, says he intends to re-em-
ed his seat on council in 1967 to phasize his professional career. He
take a position in Washington as has been on political leave from
a White House Fellow in the De- an executive position at Ford 'Mo-
fense Department. tor Co. since first elected in 1965.
In Washington, Balzhiser served Republican Hulcher says he will
on the DOD's Vietnam Task support Balzhiser in the race.
Force and assisted in a study of "I consider Richard Balzhiser
: the use of military troops in times to be very well qualified for the
of domestic violence and disturb- job," Hulcher explains.
ance. Balzhiser is generally looked up-
times to become mayor was I
Samuel Eldersveld of the poll'
department, who held the o:
from 1957 to 1959. He served ,t
a Republican council.
Harris, although quite awar
his underdog position, empha
that Ann Arbor is changing.
"Unfortunately, we have na
one-party political system in,
Arbor," says Harris. "But not
think that is changing. Hu'
Humphrey carried the city by
votes in November.,
Balzhiser agrees with Ha
evaluation of the city's poir
"The city is becoming more
anced politically," he says. He
plains that former Republ
Human Rights. City hall sources say Fourth on as the favorite in the race sim-
He is a member of the National Ward Councilman John Hathaway ply because he is carrying the Re-
Association for the Advancement had originally intended to run for publican banner.
?f Colored People. mayor, but that Republican party The only Democrat in recent
STATE COLLEGE DISORDERS:
versity's Jefferson Plaza and in so) made the motion. There was
New York original, designed by .; no second to the motion.
he work "is so nice and elegant Richard L. Spindle, attorney for
high University source confided the alumnae, claimed that since
ons in the University's new mall. the Regents deferred selection of
the deadline for implementing the
clause to Student Government
Council, the January deadline was
not legally binding. He also re-
quested that the Regents accept
the June deadline.
In an earlier letter to University
President Robben Fleming, Regent'
Bentley said that although the Re-
gents' granted SGC the power to
strongholds, like the second ward, withdraw recognition of any stu-
have become vulnerable, dent organization with a discrimi-
(The Democrats elected Couin~ natory membership policy, it is le-
cilman Len Quenon from the sec-g
and ward in last year's election. sgally possible for the Regents to
Balzhiser also points out that, establish definite procedures re-
Balzise als ponts ut hatlating to fraternities and sorori-
Democrats will have a chance to ties.
take control of t he council in ;is
April, since four of the five scats At the meeting, Regent Bentley
Aobec.sedoreof he lcursentysaid the earlier fears of the Re-
to be contested are held currently gents over "hasty, capricious ac-
The Republicans now hold tions by students" that led to the
majority. If the Democrats can passage of a veto provision over
pick up any one of the four Re- SGC's action in 1963 has been
publican seats in the election, the "borne out by this police action
council will be split 5-5 witn the of SGC."
mayor casting the tie-breaking Mrs. David Killins, alumnae
vote, representative of Pi Beta Phi, said
With the campaign still in its the Jan. 1 deadline was "unfair
formative stages, strategy and and a threat to our property
issues are still to be worked out rights."
sec i i cally . ' The Regents' don't r'ealize what
Netither Balzhiser nor'1-Harris is, this entails. The girls of this cam-
y w\ illing to pick one. issue as his pus have had the rug pulled out
major stumping point of the cam- from under them," she added.
paign. Both mention areas of pub- Of the twenty-three sororities
lie housing and public transportaq- on campus, only Pi Beta Phi chose
tion as major concerns to be dea:lt not to seek a waiver nullifying the
with in the coming months, but use of binding alumnae recom-
neither will go into specifics at mendations from their national
this time, three months before the sorority.
election. However, Pi Beta Phi's decision
Both candidates point to he not to seek a waiver and therefore
expansion of Ann Arbor as ama- not participate in winter rush was
city government. a voluntary agreement by the local
"The lateral expansion of the chapter not to rush until the use
city," says Harris, "poses a major of the recommendations are com-
challenge." He calls for judicious pletely eliminated i their soror-
planning to insure an adequate ity.tn
housing supply, careful zoning, tEven if tJne deade lwe exu-
and preservation of the Huron' t en ou 1, e stllrwng
River valley, nt have enough time to bring
Balzhiser says "proper planning the question of abolishing recom-
and coordination of our road pro- mends to our national conven-
grams and utility extensions are tion," said Jan Phlegar, member
essential if our limited resources of Pi Beta Phi and Panhel mem-
are to be effectively used in these bership committee chairman.
versy between sororities, their
national organizations, Panhel-
lenic Association, SGOC, and the
University administration, 1969'
women's rush will begin tonight
But Panhel reports only 862
women have signed up for rush.
about 200 less than last year's
The controversy, resolved by
the Regents in November, cer-
tered on sororities' use of re-
q u i r e d recommendations to
pledge women. The Regents at
their Nov. 15 meeting ruled that
the use of these recommenda-
tions is inconsistent with Re-
gents' bylaw 2.14 which prohi-
bits discriminatory mechanisms
in selecting members of student
Although discussion continued
at the December meeting, the
Regents' decision went un-
The Regents' action backed
up Panhel's contention that re-
quired recommendations are
Before rushing, each house
using the recommendations has
been required to obtain a waiver
from its national allowing the
line for complying is today.
Rush continues through Jan.
26, Pledge Sunday.
Jan Phlegar, Panhel member-
ship committee chairman, says
two of the 21' houses, Pi Beta
Phi and Kappa Delta have not
obtained waivers. Five houses,
Sigma Delta Tau. Phi Sigma
Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Col-
legiate Sorosis, and Alpha Omi-
cron Pi didn't have to obtain the
waiver. The remaining 14 houses
were able to comply with Pan-
hel's ruling and will rush along
with the other five houses, she
"I think we did well to get
862 women for rush despite the
the generally unfavorable pub-
licity about sororities," says El-
len Heyboer,. Panhel president.
She added it would be "Un-
realistic to expect more women
signing up now than last year,
because interest in the Greek
system is decreasing."
Miss Heyboer claims nevd
sophomore women's apartment
privileges have lessened the ap-
peal of sororities since women
can now move out of the dorms
after their freshman year with-
out joining a sorority.
New theatre assured
by second Power gift
Police battle students in California
By The Associated Press
Police clashed with students at
two California state colleges yes-
terday resulting in 23 arrests and
K Meanwhile, approximately 70,
black students seized a Brandeis
University office building, taking
control of the school's switchboard
and paralyzing campus communi-
Nine persons were arrested at
San Francisco State College as
r100 police, including a score of
mounted police, broke up 10001
striking students and teachlersI
picketing in front of the college.
In Northridge, Calif. 100 police#
armed with billy clubs charged
into about 1000 student demon-
strators trying to force their way
into the administration building1
of San Fernando Valley State Col- One striker was knocked down
lege. At least 14 demonstrators and injured oy a street car, and
were arrested and six persons in- a television reporter suffered head
jured in the melee which followed injuries from thrown objects.
a noon rally to discuss black stu-
Prompted by the disorders, a
California Superior Court order
late yesterday temporarily re-
strained picketing by 'the teacher's
union at San Francisco State Col-
lege. The order came on applica-
tion of the trustees of the state
college system and banned any
strike action or picketing by
American Federation of Teachers
The trustees' suit also asked un-
specified damages from the union.
The temporary restrainer came
some four hours after the out-
break at the campus entrance.
SDS national kills
By JIM NEUBACHER
Delegates to a National Council
Meeting of Students for a Demo-
cratic Society refusedi to give
members of Ann Arbor's Radical
NCaucaus a charter to begin a se-
cond SDS chapter on, campus,
The convention, held here over
the holidays, was ,attended by
nearly 900 members from SDS
chapters across the country.
The defeat of the Radical Cau-
cus marked the culmination of a
dispute which lead to a split in
the original Voice-SDS chapter
}ere last fall. At that time, after
isruptive meetings and increas-
ing factionalism among, Voice
members, nearly 25 members
walked out to form a separate
group, the Radical Caucus.
The issue was barely discussed
at the convention before the vote,
and most members from other
chapters took little interest in the
internal politics of the Ann Ar-
Most of the 170 delegates with
the right decision," said Bill Ay-
ers. leader of the officially-char-
tered Ann Arbor SDS. "I was just
sort of sorry the actual politics
of the thing weren't brought out
Differences between members of
the opposing factions have center-
ed around tactics to be used by
SDS in organizing and working for
change within the University com-
Current leaders of SDS, who at
one time formed the nucleus of;
the Jesse James Gang of the
Voice Chapter, advocate more mil-
itant ventures. The Jesse James,
Gang was the organizer of both
the disruption of President Flem-
ing's State of the University
Speech last October, and the abor-
tive class strike at election time.
Radical Caucus Chairman Mar-
ty McLaughlin told the conven-
tion before the vote was taken,
"To say 'we know better' or to
force people to be 'liberated' is to
move toward fascism."
McLaughlin charged that was a
The disorder was the latest in
a long series since the Black Stu-
dents Union and the Third World
Liberation Front began a violnt
strike last November.
Members of the American Fed-
eration of Teachers called a strike
of their own when the college re-
opened Monday after the holidays.
A majority of students and in-
structors at the 18,000-student
college continued to attend classes-
and passed through small, peace-
ful picket lines during the morn-
The picket line grew to about
1,000 in the afternoon and threat-
ened campus-bound pedestrians.
A dozen police, moved in and
ordered pickets to open a corridor.
A :shoving match ensued. The
crowd split and spilled into 19th
Avenue, a busy thoroughfare.
The divided crowd hurled a
cherry bomb and large firecrackers
at police. There was a lot of noise
and smoke but apparently no
Mounted policemen galloped up
and down alongside the two groups
on opposite sides of the street.
There was asconstant scream of
curses and obscenities at the of-
Periodically police dashed in
and made arrests of strike lead-
The rally at San Fernando Val-
ley State College began in the col-
lege's free speech area to discuss
Negro demands for changes in the
administraion, staff and curri-
About 1 p.m. columns began
lining up, about six or eight
abreast. Marching in the front
row was the Rev. James Hargett,
Los Angeles aide of the Rev. Ralph
Abernathy of the Southern Chris-
tian Leadership Conference.
The group held another brief
rally in front of the administration
building, demanding to see Dr.
D. T. Oviatt, the academic dean.
The crowd began chanting "We
want rviatt" and "We want am -
after take-over at the adminis-
tration building two months ago.
As some in the crowd began to
move toward the building, the±
Rev. Mr. Hargett snatched up a!
bullhorn and declared: "This is
a nonviolent demonstration. We
do not want the police provoked
into doing what they do best."
The crowd pushed at the doors.
and some forced their way in, and
the city police moved in.
Six persons were reported in-
jured, including a coed and three
city of Los Angeles policemen who
police said were hospitalized after
At least 14 demonstrators were
arested on charges ranging from
obscuring lawful business to pos-
session of marijuana.
Those arrested were jailed in
nearby Van Nuys. As rumors
spread that students planned a
march on the jail, shotgun car-t
rying police were stationed out-
side it and nine City of Los An-
geles police divisions were placed
on the alert.
Protesting students two months
ago took over the administration
See DISORDERS, Page 6
times of escalating costs.'
Harris says he has no qualms
about running against the record
of the Hulcher-Republican coun-
cil, linking Balzhiser with it.
"I will certainly feel justified in
pointing out faults of the Hulcher
administration, and saying that
bad programs are bad programs,"
Harris explains. He points out
that his opponent was a majority
party councilman under that ad-
By PHILIP BLOCK
An additional gift of $1.4 mil-
lion to the University from
former Regent Eugene Power
and his family has assured con-
struction of 'a new University
theatre beginning this March.
The theatre will provide facil-
ities for both dramatic and mu-
sical productions and will seat
over 1400 persons,
The theatre, named by the
Regents the Power Center for
the Performing Arts, will be lo-
cated in Felch Park, east of the
The g i f t brings the Power
family contributions for the
center to a total of $3 million.
The Regents h a v e authorized
the use of up to $500,000 in un-
designated gifts to meet the re-
maining costs of the project.
Because of the absence of suf-
ficient gifts to cover the cost of
the center as originally planned,
the University has broken the
project down to two separate
phases. Phase one will include
the construction of a combina-
tion theatre-concert hall-audi-
torium with backstage facilities
and dressing rooms. Phase two
will consist of additional dress-
ing rooms, offices, rehearsal fa-
ministration. The two black sororities on cam-
In addition to the mayoral race, pus-Delta Sigma Theta and Al-
11 persons have announced their pha Kappa Alpha-withdrew ear-
See MAYORAL, Page 8 ier in protest over delays by Pan-
cilities, and set construction fa-
The Power family gifts along
with the $500,000 in undesigna -
ed gifts allocated by the Re-
gents will be used' to cover the
cost of phase one of the pro-
ject. Phase two financing plans
have not been drawn yet but
the University has told Power
that the second part of the pro-
ject would be built within ten
Power originally gave $1 mil-
lion for the construction of the
center in December, 1963 in the
hope that additional private
gifts would complete the financ-
ing of the center. However, the
University had not been able to
obtain enough private gifts to
cover the remaining costs.
In January, 1967 the adminis-
tration reportedly drew up fi-
nancing plans which would ha ve
used student tuition funds to
complete the funding of t h e
center. The plan called for
$175,000 in student fees to be
paid annually over 25 years in
order to retire a loan needed to
fund the project.
The current financing plans
for Phase one do not include the
use of any student fees.
Acting Vice-president for Stu-
dent Affairs Barbara Newell add-
ed, "No group on campus feels the
need for postponement and in
fact there is considerable feeling
against any delay."
Had the Regents passed the mo-
tion, Karen Lowe, Panhel vice
president, said the action would
"doublecross our efforts. In fact,
we might have had three more
sororities withdraw from Panhel."
STA TE BOARD COORDINATION
Colleges wary of higher ed proposals
By LESLIE WAYNE
The reactions of various college
and university administrators to
the State Board of Education'ss
plan for a co-ordinated system of!
higher education indicated that
few schools are willing to agree to
limitations on the planning forI
their respective institutions.,
While the University and other
colleges throughout the state wishj
to maintain their traditional au-j
tonomy in control over such mat-
ters as admission and tuitions pol-
icies, vocational and academic'
programs, as well as physical ex-1
pansion, the state would like to
see that these matters conform to
o y- iir - a -nf tx'r nt
In its preliminary Master Plan, missions and retention policies,
the State Board of Education de- tuitions and fees, and control of
fines its role in higher education the Dearborn and Flint campuses.
as "planning for and encouraging The state board maintains it
the orderly development of a com- has the power to initiate studies
prehensive state system of educa- for recommendations concerning
tion beyond the secondary level admissions and retentions policies.
that will effectively and effic- However, Ross made it clear that
iently serve all the needs of the while the University would co-
state." operate with any inquiry of the
Yet at the last in a series of board, admissions and retention
eight hearings held to gather re- policies are solely the responsibil-
actions to the plan, representa- ity of the Regents.
tives from the University voiced Yet Dr. Peter Oppewall of the'
concern that there may be a pos- State Board of Education said
sible overlapping of jurisdiction the board intended to only carry
between the State Board and the out studies. "It should be under-
governing boards of the individual stood that studies and recom-
instittionns ..v. .L....
Dearborn campuses be made auto-
The University, on the other
hand, maintains "the administra-
tion of established installations
such as Flint College and the
Dearborn campus is a matter for
the Board of Regents in the ex-
ercise of 'general supervision' of
Yet the objections by the Uni-
versity seemed rather minor in
tone compared to the vehement
objections by many community
college administrators. For the
plan envisioned by the state board
stresses the creation of a state-
wide community college and vo-
sibility of the community college
to the needs of its district.
"You might say we are gen-
erally concerned about the con-
sistent erosion of the powers of
community colleges' boards of
trustees," said Dr. Eric Bradner
of Schoolcraft Community College
in Livonia. "The plan contains
some material that can harm
For example, community col-
lege administrators objected to
provisions asking that their insti-
tutions accept any high school
graduate in their district, that
they not duplicate the programs
of any vocational institutions in
their district, and that two year