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"Vol, LXXIX, No. 151 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, April 3, 1969

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RC to vote on
course option s
The decision of the Residential College's Representative
Assembly to offer 'entering freshmen a student-run alter-:
native to required courses will be reviewed by a college-wide
referendum next Wednesday.,
Yesterday morning, a petition calling for the referendum,
which would force the Assembly to reconsider its action, was
presented to Associate Dean James Robertson, director of the
Residential College.
The approval Tuesday of the student-run course to be
offered in the fall of 1970 as an alternative to "Logic arid
Language" or "F r e s h m a n
;Seminar" has provoked a ma-
'T jor controversy among both.
faculty and students at RC.
The students obtained more
than the minimum of 25 signa-
dum. It will ask students to
indicate whether or not the Assem-
'bly should reconsider its decision.
if TThe referendum can not force the
Assembly to overturn the action
By The Associated Press taken Tuesday.
Los Angeles Mayor Samuel W. Lee Mitgang, '71, who circulated
Yorty will face black City Coun- the petition, indicated his support
cilman Thomas Bradley in a run for a student-run course.
off election next month as a result "I'm disappointed," Mitgang
of Tuesday's election. declared, "in the attitude of some
Yorty, seeking a third term as i people in this college. They should
mayor, trailed Bradley by over i work to change 'Logic' within the

A majority of respondents in a poll
of the literary college faculty would
support abolition of the present for-
eign language requirement, if it were
replaced by an admissions require-
A majority of respondents also sup-
ported the establishment of a sepa-
rate degree in the college without the
present language and distribution re-
Some 330 faculty members respond-
ed to the questionnaire which was for-
mulated by the college's executive
committee. There are about 1000 fac-
ulty members in the college.
The results of the questionnaire will
be presented to the college faculty
at today's special meeting. The faculty
is slated 'to consider a proposal for
liberalizing the Bachelor of Science
"If this degree is acceptpd there is
less likelihood that the present lan-


guage requirement in the Bachelor of
Arts degree will be altered," said Dean
William Hays yesterday.
Hay's prediction appears to be born
out by the results of the poll. Analysis
of the poll appears to show that-if
there were both an arts and a general
studies degree-professors would be
less likely to support liberalization of
the present BA language requirement.
Hays also said the requirements for
admission will probably be the same
for all students regardless of which
degree program they select.
Given the condition that there is
no general studies degree, faculty
members voted 151 to 117 to replace
the present requirement with an ad-
missions requirement.
Under the condition that an alter-
native general studies degree existed.
however, the vote was 130 to 122 on
the same question.
Only a few of the other proposed

solutions to the language requirement
issue received even near majorities.
A series of questions in the poll
uncovered little agreement concerning
the specific high school language
achievement which would be a require-
ment of admissions.
The most popular of the suggested
alternatives-though it did not receive
a majority-was the possibility of re-
quiring two years of high school for-
eign language study for admissions.
Two proposals receiving overwhelm-
ing majorities called for the creation
of an alternative "reading track" to
present elementary language sequences,
and the institution of a provision al-
lowing students to fulfill the require-
ment on a pass-fail basis.
A proposal giving individual depart-
ments the option of requiring at most
four semesters of a foreign language
for concentration fell about 30 votes
short of a majority.
-the proposals offering substitution

for admission

courses for the language requirement
fared poorly among the faculty re-
Proposals recommending substitu-
tion of cultural studies or course work
in other disciplines like mathematics
never received more than 80 votes and
sometimes as few as 39.
The "concrete proposal" receiving
the most support was a revised major-
ity report of the curriculum commit-
The majority report recommended
-Four years of passing high school
language study be deemed fulfillment
of the requirement;
Alternative tracks such as a
"reading track" be established to sup-
plement the present method of teach-
ing languages:
---A student be able to take the
entire language requirement under the
normal conditions of pass-fail option;

-A fourth-semester course in a
foreign language count toward satis-
faction of the humanities distribution
The minority report of the commit-
tee received the second greatest
amount of support among faculty
The minority report asks that:
-A two-year high school foreign
language study be required for ad-
mission to the college;
-Individual departments be given
the option of requiring a language for
a major.
Ranking third among the faculty
was a proposal that the #college re-
quire students to take three years of
high school foreign language study for
entrance to the college.
Uider this proposal, a student could
also fulfill the requirement by passing
an entrance exam one year college
equivalent proficiency.


SW dean
rej ects




110,000 votes in the four-way race. context of the course rather than
.Bradley did not succeed -in draw- circumvent it."
ing a majority of the votes cast, Two professors have resigned
however, posts they hold in the RC to pro-
Suburban areas that helped the test the removal of the two By LORNA CHEROT
liberal Bradley, a Democratlike 'course-requirements.
libryals ave a polcrasart keIn Tuesday's debate, Prof. Carl Dean Fedele Fauri of the social
Yorty, also gave a political start Cohen of the philosophy depart- work school yesterday stood firm
a family hallowed in conservative ment asked "to be relieved of all on his refusal to grant students
Republican circles, Barry Gold- responsibility for teaching 'Logic'" equal voting power on the school's
water, Jr. when the new course could be faculty search committee.
As the final votes were counted ted in its place The executive board of the
se finalotes we contd Prof. Charles Maurer of the S o c i a 1 Work Students Union
yeterday, Bradley and Yorty Germanic department, who is co- (SWSU) met with Fauri for two
launched the" May, 27 mayoraltyj ordinator of the RC's language husysedyi nusces
runoff race with vitriolic ex- prgra left is sea the as, hours yesterday in an unsuccess-
changes. femly.tand s etd h es- dul attempt to change the dean's
sembly, and offered his resigna- decision.
Bradley, said Yorty, had made' tion from the curriculum commit-'.
"a great racist 5appeal" for votes tee to Dean Robertson. The committee-which handles
and hatd "violated the spirit" of "Although they believed them- the hiring of new faculty mem-
the city charter by waging a par- selves to be working in the best , bers-is presently composed of five
tisan campaign to unseat him. interests of the college," said faculty members and no students.
The mayor is elected on a non- Robertson, "the supporters of this SWSU members have asked for
partisan ballot. 'proposal were seeking a political the right to appoint an additional
4 Goldwater, son of the 1964 victory rather than a dispassion- five student members to the com-
presidential nominee. outpolled his ate discussion of its educational mittee.
opposition in a special congres- merits."
sional primary election in the San "If there is any divisiveness be- But Fauri told the executive
Fernando Valley area and is now tween students and faculty on this board that a ten-member board
the favorite ,to defeat Democrat' issue," Robertson says, "I'm sure would make the committee awk-
John Van De Kamp in a district it will be ameliorated by second ward. Nonetheless, he said he
that usually sends Republicans to thoughts." would be amenable to having a
#Vongress and the state legislature. "My concern is that it will be- seven member Search Committee.
Unofficial returns gave Gold- come a divisive issue among stu- Fauri said that the two student
water 38,202 votes and Van De dents," he says, members should be the chairman
Kamp 16,900. Assembly member Cheryl Katz- of the Student Search Committee
With all but 14 of the 2,888man, '72, who supported the "core" and either his delegate or the.
precincts aeporting, the results in See RC, Page 7 delegate of the union president.
the mayoral election were Bradley SWSU president Jesse B e r n-
with 293,753 votes and Yorty with e ers 1 stein said he was not able to give
83,334 votes. S J en e sFauri an answer at yesterday's
In Wisconsin, Democrat David meeting because he feels Fauri's
Obey, a 30-year-old real estate ; proposal should be presented be-
broker, defeated state Sen. Walter ! Ifore the union for a vote.
J. Chilsen in a special election 'ia ld iiw nd But Bernstein added "If t h e
Chilsen called "a referendum on union accepts Fauri's 5-2 plan.
the Nixon administration." A spokesman for Students for a and if Fauri and the faculty are
Republicans unofficially excused Democratic Society and nine stu- willing to accept it. I will use my
the loss of the seat formerly held dents accused of blocking a Navy option to appoint a delegate and
by Defense Secretary Melvin Laird recruiter last week, yesterday de- also adblack delegate."
on the grounds of a taxpayers' manded that the Central Student The union had previously ac-
revolt against new state levies Judiciary (CSJ) hold their trial in cepted a resolution that blacks
proposed by GOP Gov. Warren p a large meeting room.
Knowles. "We won't show up for the trial would be guaranteed one-third of.
Sen. Fred R. Harris of Okla- unless the CSJ gets a large enough the number of student seats on'
homa, the Democratic national room," explained the spokesman faculty committees which ha v e
airman, said the victory demon- who asked to remain unidentified. !student members.
strates, "The Democratic party is "This is a political attack on the Fauri told the union represent-r
very much alive in Wisconsin and left. We feel as many people as atives yesterday that he was op-t
nationally and is looking confi- possible should witness the trial., posed to the idea of equal studentt
dentally to the 1970 elections." Marc Wohl, chairman of the representation on the S e a r c h
In addition to Obey's victory. CSJ said the body would attempt Committee, because he doubted ,
Democrats have already won a to reserve the UGLI Multipurpose the students' ability to I u d g e:s
seat in the normally Democratic room or the Union Assembly Hall prospective faculty members on as
th district of Tennessee, where for the trial. Wohl pointed out professional level.a
d Jones turned back a challenge that the CSJ has no budget and He .said he felt the students
from a supporter of former Ala- cannot rent a room. could serve a better function if
bama Gov. George C. Wallace. de- A preliminary or "show cause" they "evaluated faculty memberst
feated presidential third-party hearing is scheduled for n e x t , on their performance in the class-t
candidate. Wednesday. room."

class boy,.cott
for Friday
The Black Student Union (BSU) yesterday asked all
black University students to boycott classes tomorrow in
memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"This action has been taken because we feel that setting
aside one hour out of a day to commemorate Martin Luther
King is insufficient," explains a BSU statement.
University officials have cancelled classes from 11 a.m.
until noon tomorrow for a memorial tribute to Rev. King in
Hill Aud. President Robben
Fleming had declined to can-
cel classes for the entire dayi aw yers
as requested by BSU. d/
"I support their feeling," said
Will Smith, assistant to the vice , 1 }

kDaily--Anft Sacks
Radical Detroit lawyer Ken Cockrel, left, and John Watson, founder of the League of Revolution-
ary Black Workers and editor of Wayne State University's "South End," speak on the black M rxist-
Leninist revolution last night in the Union Ballroom. (See story, Page 7)
SGCprepares to protest
faculty language deciosion1

Student Government Council
last night moved into final voting
position on a motion calling for
SGC "to sponsor a demonstration
against the literary college."
The action, said SGC President
Marty McLaughlin will be taken
to enable Council to initiate ac-
tion by only a majority vote next
week in case the literary college
faculty vote today on the general
studies degree program "does not
satisfy the demand of the students
as expressed in last month's lang-
uage requirement referendum."
If the motion had not been in-
troduced last night it might have
become, necessary to suspend SGC
rules next week to eliminate first

reading on any sponsoring legisla-
"The basic reason for this
week's reading," McLaughlin said,
"is to avoid the need for a two-
thirds majority (needed for sus-
pension of the rules), next week,
which it is doubtful we can get."
McLaughlin assured council that

option allowing students to fol-
low a concentration with the de-G
gree. The proposal called the pos-
sibility for concentration "the
most significant aspect of the pro-
Council was also careful to em-
phasize, however, that the BS de-
d ree yas nnt on a n bl anfbhlo nh

' president for student affairs. "If
they feel that way, they should
act in accord with their own con-
BSU plans to hold a separate
memorial service for Rev. King,
at Canterbury House from noon
until 3 p.m.
"We specifically directed our
demand to black students," said
BSU member Ron Harris. "How-
ever, any white students who. feel
one hour is insufficient to honor
Martin Luther King are welcome
at our memorial service,"
Harris said the boycott has been
planned for about a week. He said
he expects widespread support
among black students.
"Dr. King gave up his life to
attempt to achieve equal rights
for all men, whether they were
black or white," said Harris. "We
feel that, especially black people,
should set aside more 1 than
an hour for memorial services."
Smith said the University did
not cancel classes for. the entire
day because this would disrupt
University activities.
"It may seem minor but can-
celling classes with just 14 days
left would be a big problem to a
number of classes and programs,"
Smith said. "A number of activi-
ties would be disrupted."
The boycott coincides with a na-
tional boycott of classes and war
research called for by the Rev.
Ralph Abernathy, head of the
Southern Christian Leadership
The request for a memorial day
was originally made in January
in a meeting between BSU mem-
bers and Fleming. BSU President
Ron Thompson asked that classes

Two law student groups yester-
day called for a boycott of classes
tomorrow after Dean Francis A.
Allen declined to cancel classes
to commemorate the anniversary
of the death of the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In place of class attendance, the
Board of Directors of the Law-
yer's Club and the Black Law Stu-
dents Alliance (BLSA) have plan-
ned a program to "reflect on
where we (the blacks) have gone
in the 365 days-where we haven't
gone-and what we can do," said
Ed Fabre, '71L, a- member of the
Board of Directors.
The program is not an attempt
to eulogize Dr,. King, but to "help
overcome the liberal myth t h a t
we have made progress after the
tears were over," he explained.
6riginally, both organizations
had asked Allen to suspend class-
es, but the deani turned down the
request yesterday. "It is neither
wise nor equitable of me to im-
pose upon all students and faculty
of this school a decision to
suspend the normal educational
program of the Law School," Al-
len said.
The Board of Directors had ar-;
gued that the suspension should
be instituted "in view of the
significance of the life and death
of Dry Martin Luther King and

iftefcut' ctoswrest g;C i< 1zu alccep a ue sur-e
if the faculty's actions were satis- stitute for the deletion of the
factory, however, his motion language requirement in the
would be automatically withdrawn Bachelor of Arts program.
at the next meeting.
Council also urged that "in light Before passage of the proposal,
of the student sentiment, the fa- SGC member Mary Livingston
culty pass the proposal for t h e amended the resolution to stress
I Bachelor of Science Degree in its that the passage of the new BS
entirety." should "not be considered in any"
The emphasis on keeping the way as eliminating the necessity
degree intact grew out of concern of removing the language and dis-
I that the faculty might delete the tribution requirements from the
- BA degree.
"What we're going to do is just
keep working on the BA until stu-
dents are given the right to decide
t what they want, and the BA is
_ ;a completely open degree," Joan
ip Scheml, a council member com-
Onrnt~l Oen aari hf first

Engin school suffers with old eqt

Eighth in a Series
The engineering college, like most of
the University's other large divisions,
faces a host of financial difficulties in
the coming year.
With the continuing struggle to keep
in touch with the rapid developments in
he field, as well as the job of mintain-
ng the quality of instruction, the school
is caught in a financial bind causing
rampant shortages and inadequacies.
"Our greatest lack is in terms of.
equipment,' says Dean Gordon Van
Wylen. "We've been inadequately sup-

But this reduction has hit the engin-
eering college especially hard because of
rapid expansion of knowledge and tech-
niques in the field.
"Because of new ideas and technology."
says Associate Dean H. W. Farris, "en-
gineering equipment becomes obsolete at
the rate computers do. Our equipment in
manufacturing and processes is at least
20 years out of date."
The problem, says Farris, is especially
acute in instructional laboratories. "In
research labs, the organization sponsoring

"Engineering is changing," says Van
Wylen. "W i t h increased population
dwindling natural resources, and increas-
ing societal problems, we have to do the
work of engineering in a different con-
text than we used to."
To help adjust to this change, the en-
gineering college has requested an ad-
ditional $187,400 from the State Legisla-
ture for increased instruction and re-
search into society's problems. But it is
virtually certain that the requested in-
crease will not be granted.
"There are two main areas we want to
push into," explains Van Wylen. "First.

Counci also heardZ te en s "i ,i ut. 6l
eering will be brought together using a reading of a motion by Panther be cancelled to honor Rev. King his profound affect on race rela-
systems approach. . White, newly-elected literary col- or Malcolm X or both. tions and peace."
A request of $34,000 has been made for lege senior class president, to In a letter sent to Allen,
Inaltersn o lethe
two additional faculty members for the withdraw SGC recognitiop of both R 'F f 1 BLSA said "many will particular-
school's bioengineering program. The the Senior Board and the presi- ieize their refctions and recall Dr.
program includes people specializing in dents and vice presidents of the King's stern warning in 1964 that
biology, medicine, and engineering. University's schools and colleges -the nation not return to 'business
"We already have programs in these which make up the board.-I a as usual.'"
areas," says Van Wylen. "It's a question caThe only objection to the motion The letter also said BLSA felt
of strengthening them" the highest tribute to King would
The second major area for increased teltery colee electionMe WASHINGTON ) - T h r e e be to "symbolically follow his
emphasis, says 'Van Wylen, is basic re- Farrel who claimed that some new National Guard officers called to mandate and formally interrupt
body should be provided to fulfill activ&e duty in the Air Force dur- LwSho uies,..fra
search into new fields - of technology, the duties which the board should n the Pueblo risi remobil ntSchoolbusiness for an
There is always new technology coming perform. ized illegally, a federal judge rul-
and we have to be at the forefront of it," In reszonse. White amended il h ga ,afdrljdg, "Dr. King worked within t h e

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