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For council president
MARTY McLAUGILIN and Mark Van Der Hout are re-
freshing and articulate advocates of greater student involvement
on the vital issues facing the University and the community.
Members of the Radical Caucus they have been leaders in the
movement to abolish the language requirement..
Their understanding and political awareness of how the
University operates ranks them far above any of the other
As president and vice president they will provide dynamic
leadership for SGC, but their main virtue lies in their ability
to bring new ideas and new people into the stagnant, elitist
clique of student government.
BOB NELSON and Mary Livingston have distinguished
themselves as two of the more competent members of SGC, but
they lack the leadership ability to successfully revitalize student
While Nelson's knowledge of the University is impressive,
he is characterized by an indecisiveness that could lead SGC
into another year of the same ineffective activity on vital, press-
ing campus issues.
Although their stands on impoi'tant issues closely parallel
those of McLaughlin and Van Der Hout, Nelson and Miss.Living-
ston are more likely to manifest their concerns in paper motions
rather than practical programs.
They would fill the role of president and vice president in
a competent traditional manner, but SGC at this juncture
requires something more
BILL SCOTT and Michael Kane are, quite commendably,
running on an anti-racism ticket. However, Scott, who relies
on his charismatic power to get students to follow him, is totally
unable to articulate a program of action
Both Scott and Kane lack experience in University affairs
and havelittle understanding of the complexity of most campus
HOWARD MILLER and Mark Rosenbaum are, serious can-
didates who are running on a deceptively progressive platform
for leadership of SGC.
But neither Miller nor Rosenbaum have the leadership
ability or the understanding of the University to implement
their platform. Both have alienated many of their fellow coun-
cilmen by coming through as conservatives in the clutch.
Milled's view of how the University operates and how to get
things done as president is simplistic and naive. His experience
on SGC is limited to a single issue, University relations with the
State Legislature.
Furthermore, Miller is a medical student whose academic
program for his first three months in office would by his own
admission prevent him from devoting the necessary time to the
duties of president.
ROGER KEATS and Kay Stansbury have nothing to offer
SGC. Both candidates promise "moderation" which amounts
to a policy of conservatism. For example, Keats,a Young Repub-
lican, favors abolition of the language requirement but feels
SGC's power lies in discussion with the faculty.
He is despised by his fellow council members as a demogogue
and they would find it impossible to work with him as president.
He and Miss Stansbury are incredibly naive about the
realities of this campus.
Miss Stansbury is a former council member who quit SGC
because she couldn't cope with its "radical" stances.
Neither Keats nor Miss Stansbury can be expected to pro-
duce any action on council, but they would be an effective mouth
piece of the University administration.
CRAIG ROSS and Peter Jacobson are running for office
for fun. They are pretty funny.
For council seats
SHELLY KROLL is an intelligent, concerned freshman who
can offer SGC three years of consistent, constructive effort.
Through her membership in Radical Caucus she has developed
an exceptionally strong degree of political awareness during her
first semester at the University. She is running with McLaughlin
and Van Der Hout, and together with them, she will hopefully
provide SGC with effective leadership.
CAROL HOLLENSHEAD, a sophomore incumbent, can be
counted on to do the hard work in organizing which is necessary
for SGC to lobby for needed reforms in the University. She can
be counted on as a strong supporter of SGC efforts in the area
of consumer protection and deserves to be re-elected.
JOAN SHEMEL is an incumbent who was one of the five
council members who voted to abolish SGC's ridiculous ban on
sit-ins. Her record has been consistently good and her imagin-
ative ability to raise new issues or come up with clever solutions
to old ones adds significantly to SGC. Her ability to transcend
the petty politics of student government make her a worthwhile

asset to SGC.
MICHAEL KANE as a senior has suddenly become interested
in working on SGC. Mainly a one-issue candidate, he is com-
mitted to working against racism on campus. But he has an
good understanding of the tenure question and would be ef-
fective in organizing students. While his reputed dogmatism has
apparently alienated many of co-workers, Kane possess the con-
viction to operate within the Council structure-if he controls
his tendency to domineer.
BOB HIRSHON, who has only recently become actively
interested in SGC, displays an adequate ability to analyze
situations and come to logical conclusions. His inexperience leads
him to vacillate, but Hirshon will probably acquire the political
savvy to workieffectively in his area of chief concern, academic
PANTHER WHITE is a colorful SGC incumbent whose
concern for humanizing the University and society is highly
admirable. But his lack of commitment to SGC limits his ability
to be effective in that organization.-White's most important con-
tributions will be made outside council, but his presence on SGC
is a healthy influence.
MARK HODAX comes across as a straight-forward, level-
headed, candidate but his politics are that of a chameleon. Al-
though he would probably be one of SGC's most vocal members,
Hodax is likely to vacillate unpredictably on critical issues. His
understanding of the University and campus issues is not great
enough to warrant his election.
DARRYL GORMAN could serve as the black students' voice
on SGC, but his lack of understanding of University structure-
and operation would make his service totally ineffectual. Gor-
man emphasizes black studies, a program already in the works.
instead of striking at the heart of the issue, admission of black
students. His stands on other issues are equally uninformed and
behind the times.


-4Ink igan


Vol. LXXIX, No. 136 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, March 16, 1969 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Senate Assembly to discuss proposed by- laws

The Senate Assembly may give preliminary en-
dorsement to sections of proposel Regents' by-
laws on University rule- and decision-making
powers at its meeting tomorrow afternoon.
Prof. Robert Knauss of the Law School will
present the assembly a draft of proposed Regent's
bylaws which would establish new University-
wide judicial and legislative procedures.
The current draft, which Knauss says was
written from the faculty point of view, would give
extensive rule-making autonomy to the faculties
of the individual schools and colleges.
Knauss discussed the draft with members of the
Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaws at their meeting
last Wednesday. Student members of the com-
mittee were extremely unhappy with provisions
which removed much power from the student-
controlled Cantral Student Judiciaryh CST)they
had proposed earlier.
"The proposed draft prepared by Prof. Knauss

is unacceptable", Tom Westerdale and Michael
Davis, Grads stated Friday.
Students detailed their objections to the
"Knauss draft" Wednesday and asked that more
faculty members begin to go to ad hoc commit-
tee meetings to discuss the issues.
Knauss explained that the document was not
really a "Knauss draft". "The report does not ne-
cessarily adhere to my ideas," he said. "It is
primarily a result of faculty opinion expressed at
our last meeting.".
All committee members agreed Knauss should
introduce the controversial version to' the as-
sembly so student committee members c o u 1 d
judge faculty reaction and solicit comments.
"We really need more faculty input into this
thing," said Westerdale, a member of the com-
mittee from its formation.
The discussion tomorrow will come miore than
two years after the first commission was appoint-
ed to consider the problems.
Former University President Harlan Hatcher
appointed the Presidential Commission on the

Role of Students in Decision Making following
student demands for more power in November,
The report of that commission was released
more than a year later in February, 1967,
Students and faculty members began meeting
informally as the ad hoc committee soon after-
wards to discuss specific implementation of the
plan outlined by the Hatcher Commission, which
called for:
-A University Council (UC) to replace the
office of student affairs as the University rule-
making body for students.
-A student controlled judiciary body to have
original jurisdiction on all cases arising under UC
rules, and appelate jurisdiction for cases arising
in minor student judiciaries, such as in dormi-
Knauss and the rest of the ad hoc committee
have struggled for nearly a year to put the
Hatcher Commission outline into a workable plan
acceptable to students and faculty alike.

Students have maintained from the start that
no regulations governing donduct should have
force without the consent of those to whom it
applies. In addition, they insist that no judicial
body should be maintained except with the "con-
tinuing consent" of those who might be brought
before it.
Starting from this premise; a plan was worked
out whereby students and faculty in the individual
schools and colleges would make their own rules
and create their own judicial bodies in a manner
to be worked out by themselves.
A student charged with breaking a rule of a
college, under the system originally proposed last
December, would be tried by the judicial body
established by his college.
Appeals under this plan allowed only in cases
of disputed judicial fairness would be taken to
the Central Student Judiciary (CSI), which cor-
responds to the University-wide, student control-
led judicial body proposed by the Hatcher Com-
See BY-LAWS, Page 6

Studepnts to v(
lang uage, bocz
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ McLaughlin, '71 and Marc Van el
The dispute over the literary Der Hout, '71; Howard Miller, v
The dsput overthe Iery Med, and Marc Rosenbaum. '70;
college language requirement goes Bobe n,'M a n auyL'70;g-a
to the students this week.;Bo Nelson, '71 and Mary Living- w+
hlsston, '70; Craig Ross, '70 aid re
The highly-contested issue mill Peter Jacobson, 72; and William
be the subject of a referendum in Scott, '71 and Michael Kane, '69. th
the campus-wide election Tuesday Voters will be asked to indicate H
and Wednesday. both a first and second choice for bs
Students will also vote for'the two positions. The second re
president and executive vice pres- choice becomes important only in he
ident of Student Government the case where no candidate re- ci
Council and five at-large Council ceives a majority of first choice
seats. votes. co
A second referendum proposes Should that occur, the candi- pr
that SGC expand its discount store date with the least votes would be
to include a discount book store,
initially funded by a special assess-
ment of $1.75 per student for the
Fall, 1969 semester only. tephan
Students will also elect three
students to the Board for Student
Publications, two students to the,
Board in Control of Intercollegiate'
Athletics, and two students to the Ie
Advisory Committee for Intra-
mural Club Sports and tRecrea-
mural C o MARTYV

)ote on
Iks tore
iminated, and the second choice
otes of the students who indi-
ated him as their first choice
ould be added to the votes of the
emaining candidates.
If there were still no majority,
his procedure would continue,
owever, if no majority is reached
y the time only two candidates
emain, a run-off election to be
eld within two weeks would de-
de the victor.
The ballots will be counted by a
omputer - scanning process. This
rocedure was used for the first
See ELECTION, Page 6

Jopliii aii

MOSCOW (AP--Soviet and Com-
munist Chinese troops clashed
yesterday for the second time in
two weeks.
The fighting which erupted was
an outgrowth of the current dis-
pute over a small island claimed
by both countries. The dispute
was also the cause of the March
2 border clash. The island is
situated in the Ussuri River. The
river is the boundary betweent
Manchuria and the Soviet far east
maritime province.
Each side charged the other
with starting the "armed provo-
~cation," and warned that the
latest skirmish could have grave
Mqscow charged that Chinese
-troops invaded a Soviet frontier
post on the island Friday, - and
claimed they inflicted several'
"A big detachment of Chinese
.soldiers, supported by artillery and
mortar fire, attacked Soviet
Guards. who were protecting the
island," reported Tass, the Soviet
news agency.
"All responsibility for possible
severe consequences from a sim-
lar type ofnadventuristic action of
the Chinese authorities lies wholly
on the Chinese side," the Soviet
protest said.
Tass claimed the Chinese "pro-
vocateurs" were repulsed. and
warned that any further attempts
"made to violate the inviolability
of Soviet territory," will force
Moscow to "resolutely give a
crushing blow to such violations."'


Literary college juniors will
choose their senior class presi-
dent, and engineering students will
elect the president of Engineering
The language referendum, spon-
--Daily-Peter Dreyfuss sored by Student Government
Janis Joplin and James Cotton sing for a huge audience at the Council, asks: "Should the lan-
guage requirement be abolished?"
University's Events Bldg. last night. A review appears on Page 3 Although all students will be
able- to vote on the referendum,
the 'ballots of students in the lit-
erary college will be counted sepa-
rately in order to provide the lit-
erary college faculty with a man-
date from their own students.
11i1eSe troops;as; However, it is unlikely that the
faculty will see the .vote as an
indicator for their own action on
The Russians are known to tilities. However, according to the the requirement. The faculty has
have heavy rocket installations Soviets, the negotiations broke been debating the issue for a few
on the far eastern border, and down, months now, and few professors
, hey have said the Chinese should "An officer of the Chinese would be inclined to change their
S)ear in mind the combat readiness Hutow frontier post threatened votes because of a student refer-
if the rocket force. to use force against Soviet fron- endum, one college administrator
Chinse epored hatRussian tier guards protecting the island," says.
Chinese reported that Moscow explained. The faculty is also being polled
"oldiers, supported by a big con- I on the requirement this week. As,
,voy of armored cars and tanks, In the wake of the first mci- the recent special faculty meeting
intruded yesterday into Chinese dent early this month, Moscow developed into confusion, it was,
territory near the'disputed island. has launched a diplomatic offen- agreed the dean should have a
-They attacked Chinese border sive against Red China. So complete mail poll of all faculty
-patrols, Peking said, and the abassadors last ee preset members conducted. It will be sent
'patrls wee "cmpelld to hoottheir view of the clash in special out early thiswek
-patrols were "compelled to shoott meetings with leaders of West ou alyti eek'
back in self-defense. Getiny, eae, of West The faculty poll includes many
Gem'many, France, Italy, Japan,I of the refinements between abso-
"Should the Soviet revisionists Canada, and Austria. lutehabolition and absolute reten-
dare to keep on intruding into According to Moscow the March tion, including separate voting on
China," the New China News 2 clash was not the first incident. whether a second degree, the
Agency (NCNA) warned, "we revo- The Soviets claim that Chinese bachelor of general studies, is es-
lutionary fighters, armed withlr Red Guards were involved in tablished or not.
Ma Tse-tung's thought, will crush, provocations" at various points In voting for president and vice
along the Sino-Soviet border. president, students will, choose
them escape.' However, the March 2 incident from six slates of candidates.
Soviet and Chinese officials met was the first clash which was of- The slates are: Roger Keats, '70
last Wednesday to discuss the hos- ficially reported. and Kay Stansbury, '71; Marty

ed it withdrawn.
"We are looking into the pos-
sibility of legal action against
Stephan for backing down on his
offer," Koeneke added.
Koeneke said students would go
ahead with the protest endorsed
last week by all four of groups.
Koeneke said that the plans for
the picket line' have been cleared
with the city attorney and are
perfectly legal. He added "parti-
cipants will stay on public proper-
ty and not interfere with people
entering or leaving Stephan's.'
Stephan claimed he is ', Ptng
singled out for attack and that
unreasonable demands are being
made of him.
Koeneke denied the charge that
Stephan's is being singled out. He
called the action a part of a "con-
sumer awareness" campaign that
could include other merchants in
the future. Stephan's was selected
as a starting point because prices
there were the highest oa the
SCU survey.

of probe
The Michigan Coalition for
Political Freedom met ,tin Detroit
yesterday to continue their plans
to oppose the State Senate com-
mittee investigation into campus
The group heard State Sen.
Roger Craig (D-Dearborn) and
Ernest Mazey, executive director
of the Michigan branch of the
American Civil Liberties Union,
chastise the committee and dis-
cuss forms of possible opposition.
Following the speakers in the
morning, the committee met in
the afternoon to work on their
Members report that the com-
mittee has set up a loose state
structure which includes contacts
in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Ypsilanti,
Detroit and Monroe.
"They will feed back informa-
tion to us on what they are do-
ing," said Prof. Larry Hochman of
Eastern Michigan University. The
coalition has an Ann Arbor post
office box to serve as the base for
The group decided in principle
that it would stage some kind of
action in Lansing to dramatize
their opposition to the committee,
which is chaired by State Sen.
Robert Huber (R-Troy). Hochman
said they were considering a dem-
onstration teach-in or satirical
He also indicated that the group

ny IVI'MAWx x 0%./a
Hailkaz Stephan, owner and manager of Stephan's on
South University, yesterday withdrew his offer, made Friday,
to sell toiletries and patent medicines for ten per cent less
than the average price.
Representatives of SGC, the Student Consumer Union
(SCU), IFC, and Pan Hellenic Association had accept-
ed the proposal and promised to ask students to patronize
the store.
Stephan claimed he'had withdrawn the offer previously,
but SGC President Michael Koeneke, a member of the delega-
tion, said neither he nor anyone else had been contacted and
therefore he did not consider- _


Critics hit Vietnam, ABMpolicites

WASHINGTON (A') - Battle
lines between President Nixon
and top Senate Democrats a r e
forming over Vietnam and his
decision to deploy the, revised
Sentinel antiballistic missile de-
fense system.
Eight weeks after Nixon took
office, Senate war critics have
brought renewed criticism of
the lack of progress towards a
settlement in the Vietnam con-
flict. This is virtually certain to

iation, Nixon said. "Any escala-
tion of the war in Vietnam has
been the responsibility of t h e
But Fulbright and others say
that what really happened is
that U.S. escalation on the
ground after last October's
bombing halt forced the enemy
Nixon said intelligence in-
formation shows the Commun-
ists have been planning the cur-
rpnf 4'nffonv, 4 ,.fro- --iv nn 44-'

cost, Senate Democratic leaders
were uncertain he could win ap-
proval for the system.
Before Nixon's speech Friday
announcing his decision, the
Senate opponents of the Sen-
tinel system estimated 54 votes
against ABM. Some votes were
lost as a result of Nixon's
changes but the Senate vote is
still likely to be close.
One Senator who criticized
Nixon's move was Eugene Mc-

believe as well the ABM sys-
tem could endanger possible dis-
armament talks.
The arguments the admin-
istration will use next week in
its fight for funds for the sys-
tem will concern the defensive
nature of the system and its
lowered cost.
- "The system is truly a safe-
guard system, a defensive sys-
tem only," Nixon said at his
press conference. "It safeguards

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