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Vol. LXXIX, No. 145
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 27, 1969
By JIM NEUBACHER
University President Robben W.
Fleming announced yesterday the
a d m i n i s t r a t i o n is preparing
charges against "a number" of
students who staged a , protest
against military recruiting in West
Engineering Building Tuesday.,
The students barricaded a Naval
recruiter in a rdom for five and a
half hours, - and prevented engi-
neering students from keeping job
interview appointments with him.
Fleming, in a statement yester-
day, called the protest disruptive.
"This conduct wer .ld appear to
be in direct violation of student
government r u l e s, counterpart
rules of the various colleges, and
the civil law. It is also in viola-
tion of the recruiting policy
adopted a year ago," he stated.
Currently, Student Government
Council rules ban disruptive pro-
tests and sit-ins.
The University policy of recruit-
ing referred to by Fleming was
adopted last year after much con-
troversy. It affirms that recruiters
have the right to use University
facilities to conduct job interviews
in the interest of both the students
and the University..
Students for a Democratic So-
ciety and others in the community
have condemned this policy, say-
ing that it places the University
in the position of "legitimizing"
militarism when . it allows the
Armedi Services, and other mili-
tary-involved corporations to re-
Fleming said the students in-
volved in Tuesday's protest, most
of whom were members of Annt
Arbor SDS, would be brought be-
fore the Central Student Judiciary
(CSJ), a nine-man body of gradu-
ate and undergraduate students.
Fleming said the actual act of
filing charges with the CSJ would
come in "two or three days." Cur-
rently, "many" but "not all" of
the students involved in the lock-
in have been identified, he added.
"As to those who are not identi-
fied in the initial charges, they
will presumably wish, since they
purport to be acting on principle.
to identify themselves so that
their names can be added to the
charge list," Fleming commented
in his statement yesterday.
He called the case a "test" of
the CSJ. The case will determine
"whether a Student Judiciary is
prepared to deal with a question
of this kind," Fleming said.
The test case will have impor-
tant effects on plans, now being
drafted by an ad hoc committee of
students and faculty, to establish
a new all-student judiciary to
hear all cases relating to Univer-
sity-wide rules of conduct.
This plan, which would also es-
tablish a tripartite University
Council to make rules, has received
some criticism from faculty mem-
bers who feel n all-student judi-
ciary would mechanically acquit
students brought before it.
Thus this case comes at a ciu-
cial time. Some members of the
Student Relations Committee com-
mented Tuesday night that undue
pressure might now be put on the
Central Student Judiciary to show
"responsibility" by coming in with
a conviction of the students in-
volved in the Tuesday protest.
While Fleming said the Univer-
sity, acting on behalf of the En-
gineering Placement Office, would
go through the CSJ, he did not
rule out the possibility that indi-
vidual students might take action
through the civil courts.
Fleming also refused to rule out
the possibility that the judicial
bodies in individual schools and
colleges might wish to discipline
students from their colleges who
were involved in the lock-in.
However, Assistant Dean James
W. Shaw of the literary college,
who is chairman of the Adminis-
trative Board of the college, cri-
ticized any action which would
lead to "double jeopardy."
"I think this is an appropriate
case for the Central Student Judi-
ciary," Shaw said yesterday. "The
administrative board could con-
ceivably handle the matter, how-
ever, I think that if the President
chooses the CSJ for his court, he
will stick with it."
Shaw said the Administrative
Board would have to consider the
cases of any student protesters in
the literary college if they are con-
victed by the CSJ and penalized
with expulsion, a possibility under
the current rules.
"I think we would have to re-
view any case which ended in a
recommendation for expulsion," he
said. He said, however, he did not
feel the board would otherwise
insist on handling the case.
"The board has never insisted
on any absolute jurisdiction," he
Prof. Robert Knauss of the Law
School, who is a major figure on
the ad hoc committee drafting the
new judicial and legislative rules,
said he felt the double jeopardy
question was a real problem.
"We -have tried to eliminate it
under the new system," he said.
He also voiced concern that the
Central Student Judiciary might
be pressured on this case.
"If they come back with an
acquittal in 20 minutes," he said,
"it might cause some concern."
He said, however, that a "legiti-
mate attempt" by the CSJ to con-
sider all of the aspects of the case
and make a fair ruling would be
admirable, no matter what the
Poli Sci grads McLaughlin tops Nelson ii
By CHRIS STEELE
Political science graduate students last night endorsed
the report of the joint faculty-graduate student committee
on departmental procedures and rejected attempts to
strengthen the decision-making portion of the report. r -
However, there also emerged from the students' meeting
last night the consensus that the report assures to student
representatives at departmental and executive committee f
meetings the right to vote, although the report never explicit- K d
ly assures voting rights.
The latter had been a point of contention between un-
dergraduate students and other members of the department.
A seven-hour sit-in was staged yesterday afternoon in the d e s1 on
- department's lounge in Haven ,iec
Hall to support the undergrad-
S ii denlS uates' demand for voting p
rights for student representa- ex a to
- .Proposals were offered at the By HAROLD ROSENTHAL
testiL1 l i graduate students' meeting which A decision will be made today
would have strengthened the voice on whether the University w i 11
given students by the report. ThecaellsesArl4sprto
report of the committee, chaired an cartas Authr 4 as pa.re of
C on1 ress by Prof- Oahald Stakes, "a11s fr 'Day
graduate and undergraduate rep- Will Smith, assistant vice pres-
resentatives who would be allowed ident for student services, yester-
WASHINGTO7N (CPS) -The to attend "many" faculty meet- da ad ntin sdfnt.
presidents of the two largest rep- ings. However attendance at these Smy said, nothing is definite
resentative student organizations .meetings would be at the discre- cancelled and a program held it
testified yesterday before the tion of the chairman. Ewould probably include only local
House Subcomitte on ducs Several amendments were offer- people. "I don't expect any pro-
ion's hearings on student unrest. ed to strengthen the position of gram to include outsiders," he
White wins presidency
of senior cass
By MARTY SCOTT
Marty McLaughlin and Mark Van Der Hout were elected
SOC president and vice president in a close runoff election
McLaughlin received 1336 of the 2582 votes cast. Of the
remaining votes, Bob Nelson and Mary Livingston received
1178. The other 68 ballots turned in were invalid because
neither of the two candidates were marked.
In the election for LSA senior class president, Panther
White won, receiving 248 votes to Mike Farrell's 186.
Elections director Dale Jurcisin called the turnout "ex-
cellent considering that we only had about 3000 votes per
day in the regular election' ---_-
nooert Powell of National btu-
dent Association (NSA) and David.
Hinshaw of Association of Student
Governments (ASO) gave pre-
pared remarks on the causes of
possible solutions to campus prob-
Following the prepared speeches,
Powell - and to a lesser degree
Hinshaw - answered questions
from subcommittee m e m b e r s,
mainly Edith Green (D-Ore.) who
chaired the session.
Hinshaw outlined the reasons he
felt students feel frustrated in
bringing/ about change on and off-
campus. He suggested effective
student governments on campus
as one possible remedy.
He then described his organi-
zation as the type which would
serve as "a strong, national, non-
political research and program
oriented organization." This or-
ganization, he said, does not com-
mit student governments to "po-
litical philosophies which might
not be truly representative."
Hinshaw outlined a proposal his,
group is making to President
Nixon on a "non-political advisory
councif on youth." The purpose,
he continued, would be to collect'
student opinion and relay it to the
President, and to relay back the
President's response and his ra-
Powell, in his testimony, called
today's campus disturbances "an2
expression of student powerless-
"We must be clear about where'
we place the responsibility for the
disruption and turbulence now
wracking our campuses," he said.
Powell referred to the crisis in
higher education, saying, "That
crisis, like so many others pro-
voked by our inattention, malevo-
lence, and plain stupidity, will not
go away even if you manage to
silence those who are bringing it
to your attention."
At the conclusion of his pre-,
pared remarks. Powell outlined the
kind of university he tehought col-
lege students wanted. It included
decision making by the people
whose academic and social lives
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student representatives by elimi- added.
nating the discretionary power of The request for the memorial
the chairman to determine attend- day activities was originally
ane hywr eetd o-brought to University Pr'esident :-:' "; ' "'."
ever, and the group then voted Robben Fleming by the Black Stu-:
unanimously to endorse the Stokes dent Union (BSU),
r'eport in full. "We proposed this to Fleming
A resolution was then offered to last January," said Ron Thomp- A
clarify the document by stating son, BSU president.
that graduate and undergraduate Thompson claimed the request
representatives on executive and for dismissal of classes April 4thD
monthly faculty meetings would had been granted in January as 'arty McLaughln and Mark Van Der Hout
be full members except for ques- part of approval for the entire -- -
tions of hiring, advancement and concept of memorial day services. BLACK
salary of professors. It passed. However, Fleming did not con-'
and the weather was much
worse this time."
"The turnout shows student in-
terest in SGC is still at a high
level even though, officially, some
organizations boycotted the run-
of ff," he said.
After he had been declared the
winner McLaughlin said, "My im-
mediate reaction is relief that the
politicking is over. SGC has a
number of issues that face it and
require immediate action; I would
hope to get involved in these as
quickly as possible and leave the
election in the past."
Members of Panhellenic Asso-
ciation, Inter-Fraternity Council
Stokes then responded to the firm or deny Thompson's claim.
resolution by saying the document Fleming indicated that he was
means what the resolution said unaware of any such definite con-
and was unnecessary. firmation, but he said he was,
He went on to say the report, as "amenable" to the idea of a Uni-
he interprets it, would allow stu- versity-wide holiday in honor of
dents to vote on anything that Rev. King.
might come to a vote while they The King memorial day coin-
were present. cides with a proposed nationwide
Another vote was then taken on boycott of classes and war re-
the just-passed resolution. It was search called by the Rev. Ralph
AfoAeia scheduled for next s
Marc Grainer, a co-ordinator of
the Undergraduate P o l i t i c a l
Science Association, said this in-
terpretation of the Stokes report
After the graduate students'
meeting Grainer said the matter
of voting was not important. But,
he noted, the report does not al-I
low full representation on person-
Abernathy, head of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference.
Abernathy succeeded King as
head of the SCLC following the
assassination in Memphis last
Although no decision has been
made yet, students in some de-
partments, most notably sociology,
have considered holding a teach-
in and other activities in line (vith
By LYNN WEINER
The Afro-American Studies Pro-
gram will be introduced next lall
with a survey course dealing in
American black history. Informa-
tion will be released this week in
the couseling offices so interested
students can pre-register for the
The course, entitled Afro-Amer-
ican Studies 201, will cover domi-
nant trends and personalities in
black history in the United States
from,1620 to the present. It will
also include brief descriptions of
Sub-Saharian and North African
history during the same era.
Prof. Nellie Varner of the polit-
ical science department, a member
of the LSA subcommittee formu-
lating the program, says enroll-
ment may have to be limited. Class
size will depend upon the success
of the recruitment of qualified
teaching assistants. A room with
a capacity for 200 students has
and Engineering Council encour-
aged their members not to vote
'.-,cla ss in today's election.
Engineering Council President
Chris Bloch, '70E, said last night,
"I still maintain that the election
em st rwas unfair and invalid. If Council
officialy supports this then it is
tentatively been reserved for the 4ry likely that we will withdraw
course, our recognition of SGC and, with
The course, which will serve as a that, our ex-officio seat."
social science elective as well as IFC president Gates Moss said
a prerequisite for concentration last night, "I saw McLaughlin aft-
in the program, will consist of a er the election and I assured him
lecture and recitations. The lec- that IFC would be willing to help
turers will be varied experts in him in any way we can." He add-
the field. ed, "We did not support the elgc-
A committee is being organized tion but Marty has been elected
I that will administer and develop and we will recognize him as.
the program. Visiting Honors Prof. Council president."
Harold Cruse, author of The Crisis Candidate Howard Miller and
of the Negro Intellectual, will co- his running mate, Mark Rosen-
ordinate the introductory course baum, said last week that they
in the fall. planned on resigning their at-
A second and third course, large Council seats if a three-way
which will have no pre-requisites, run-off were held. They were un-
will be implemented for the Win- available for comment yesterday
ter 1970 semester. Afro-American after the election.
Studies 202 will deal with the cul- They refused to take part in the
tural history of the Afro-Armer- three-way run-off called by SOC
ican. It will emphasize religion, last Thursday and upheld by Cen-
philosophy, music, and art. tral Studient Judiciary Tuesday
Afro-American Studies 203 will night.
encompass the contempoary socio- -- #
economic problems of the 'lack
community, and will analyze the
influence of American racism on i
these problems. sa
According to Miss Varne-, the t
Afro-American studies program
will be interdisciplinary and flex- The student-faculty committee
ible. incorporating courses and named last week to select a vice
teachers from other departments president for student affairs is-
By ROY GORDET and
Students for a Democratic So-
ciety met last night to discuss the
results of Tuesday's naval recruit-
er confrontation as well as stra-
tegy for the near future.
In justifying Tuesday's inci-
dent in the West Engineering
Building, Don Rotkin '70 said "it
is important to see how the Uni-
versity reacts to these direct con-
Criticizing The Daily for re-
:using to acknowledge the inci-
dent as "a political confrontation,"
Rotkin said, "Violence is not our
aim, we went in for a political
point, and we must not allow The
Daily to. sensationalize it."
In the open discussion, the dia-
logue was directed toward the
growing militarism on the Amer-
ican- college campus.
Referring ,to the confrontation
as a "valid and necessary step,"
many members felt it important to
solicit cooperation from poten-
tially antagonistic groups like en-
gineering students. "The engineers
misinterpreted our actions," one
member asserted. "It will be to our
benefit to hold forums to ex-
plain our position."
Rotkin resumed his attack on
"militarism at the University,"
specifically, the ROTC program,
war research, and recruiting for
defense industries. "We must
question the function of the uni-
versity in serving American soc-
iety," he said.
In decrying the ROTC as racist,
Rotkin asserted, "We must un-
derstand how to make our attack
really political and really strong."
. With the floor open to sugges-
tions, an SDS member, who pre-
ferred to remain anonymous, re-
commended that the SDS begin to
MOVING T H E BOOKS
Library meets funding pressures
By SHARON WEINER
Third of a series
The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
will be ready to open sometime next win-
ter. But the State Legislature is not ex-
pected to appropriate additional funds to
pay the cost of moving books into this new
extension of the General Library,
"The likelihood of us getting what we ask-
ed for is small," admits Frederick Wag-
man, director of the library system. But
library into the overall University system,
In addition, the library staff will have
to perform the massive task of changing
'U and the
may have to make reductions somewhere."
Besides funding for book transfers, the
requested increase includes money for staff
increases in the General Library and the
'Technical Services department.
The department "is the heart of the li-
brary system," says Wagman. "Unless the
books and journals are- acquired and cata-
loged, the library becomes a disorganized