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Mild and sunny.
hopefully no chance of rain.

Vol. LXXIX, No. 154 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 6, 1969 Ten Cents
tudent vote crucial in close mayoral co
By BOB FUSFELD it now just depends on whether we out to vote," Harris said at the their city-wide majority, have not Democrats need the student vote The poll reportedly shows that, and oth
and JIM BEATTIE get our vote in the wards or the Law school yesterday. needed a large voter turnout to to win the election," says M i k e although Balzhiser is slightly the city
Daily News Analysis Democrats get theirs." Two years ago, Democratic may- offset the apathetic student voters Berla, Harris' campaign manager, ahead in the mayoral race, his cifically
Students and Third and Fourth Harris says that as the cam- oral candidate Edward Pierce, was and Democratic minority. "and if the students vote we'll lead is so slim that the election ports of
Ward voters are likely to be the paign progressed, his chances of defeated by Republican Wendell However in this campaign t h e wn" e adds. can easily be construed a toss-up. Howe
election have improved greatly and Hulcher by 1,798 votes, but at that number of student Democratic But the Democratic candidate In addition, the poll reputedly heard f
Arbor mayoralty race, the closest he now has a good chance of be- time there were only about 1,50 workers has tripled,and the stu- says students are not his only predicted that Democratic candi- munity
inseveral years, and the Demo- coming Ann Arbor's second Demo- students registered to vote in Ann dent vote is expected to be heavy. constituency. dates would win in two of the five by a po
crats' first serious challenge to the cratic mayor in the last 36 yeas. Arbor. And both Harris and Balzhiser When say that will be a City Council racesEvide
Republicans' grip on the office in "At this point," he says, "the Since 1967 the number of re- recognize the importance of the or of all the people, I mean it The Republicans currently have concern
the last ten years. race is neck and neck." Balzhiser gistered students has jumped to student vote. Har'is says " intend to represent six of the ten council seats plus changed
Both Richard Balzhiser, the on the other hand, although he about 4,500. According to one "Throughout the campaign. I all of the city of Ann Arbor." the mayoralty. However, of the strategy
Republican candidate and his op- was vocally confident of victory Democratic source, 80 per cent of have tried to make an honest ap- five races being held now, four are ever, b
ponent Robert J. Harris, say they early in the campaign, now re- the registered students are Demo- peal to the students," Balzhiser With a large number of students in GOP-held wards. agree t
believe the issues were defined for fused' to name any winner. rats. says. "A good many graduate and expected to vote, the Republicans If the Democrats do take two was "af
the voters early in the campaign, The Democrats' sense of con- Normally Republicans have not _ professional students have h a d evidently are worried that the stu- seats as the report indicates, there the issu
and that at this point their fidence is based evidently on re- been worried about the number of the opportunity to hear about dents and traditional Democratic will be a 5-5 split along party lines tensive
chances of victory depend largely cent voter registration figures. registered students because in pre- what has been said both in the voters will be able to win a vic- on City Council. Majorities would paign."
upon the abilities of their organ- "There have been a large num- vious elections only 25 to 40 per- Ann Arbor News and the Michi- tory at the polls. then depend on the mayor.And
izations to get out their respective ber of people who have registered cent of the students ever bothered gan Daily, and I hope we can win Republican concern apparently When asked to confirm or deny And,
voters. since the last election, and wheth- to vote in largely Republican Ann support from some of them." he has also been heightened by a these reports, Balzhiser said sim- campaig
"The die is pretty much cast on er we win will be determined by Arbor. says. poll rumored to have been con- ply, "No comment." wins wi
the issues," said Balzhiser, "and whether or not we can get khern The Republicans. because of "There is no question that the ducted for them by a Detroit firm. Democratic candidate H a r r i s task of

Ten Pages
er Democratic officials in
said they could not spe-
confirm or deny the re-
the poll.
ver, each said they had
rom voters in the com-
who had been contacted
lling organization.
ntly as a result of these
s the Republicans have
their basic campaign
in the past week. How-
oth mayoral candidates
hat the early campaign
good one which dealt with
es" through a "most in-
and door-to-door cam-
in considering the entire
n both feel that whoever
ll first have to face the
reuniting the community


faculty to act on


language requirement





By RICK PERLOFF At that time motions were in-
The months-long debate on the troduced to reconsider on Mon-
language requirement 'may be re- day the faculty's decision to ap-
solved tomorrow as the literary prove the Bachelor of General
college faculty meets to consider ( Studies degree and' reject a con-
the issue. centration program 'in a restuc-
The faculty, in their last reg- tci e
ularly scheduled meeting of the Nevertheless, many faculty mem- j
year, will meet at 4:10 in Aud. A bers hope the language issue can,
of Angell Hall. be resolved tomorrow, as many
However, there is some question have indicated support for an
whether a solution will be reached entrance requirement in a ian-
tomorrow. Some professors fear guage.
much of the meeting may be de- A majority of the respondents in
voted to reconsideration of the a poll of the literary college fac-
faculty's action at Thursday's spe- ulty said they would support abo-
cial meeting, I Iition of the present !equirement
RC sets vote onl
required cours es
The Residential College has scheduled a referendum for
Wednesday which will indicate community opinion on the es-
tablishment of a student-run course as an alternative to two
required courses.
The Representative Assembly-RC's student-faculty de-
cision-making body-will meet Wednesday night to consider
the results of the vote, in which all RC students and faculty
members will be eligible to participate..

if it were replaced by a re muir'-
ment for admissions. Some 330
faculty members-out of about
1000 in the college-responded to
the questionnaire.
Prof. James O'Neill, chairman
of the romance languages c'epa-t-
ment, says he supports an entrance
requirement but does not feel it
would be accepted by the faculty.
"The entire question has not been
looked into thoroughly so :Ear."
O'Neill says. "This isn't the kind
of change that can be made at one
faculty meeting."
O'Neill says he favors ,eLing
up an ad hoc committee to study
the question of an admissions 'e-
Prof. Daniel Fusfeld, of te
economics department, says i e
also favors an admissions requi. e-
ment. Fusfeld indicated support
for the minority report of the
curriculum committee which rec-
ommends a two year study of lm-
guage in high school be requisite
for admission to the collegee.
The minority report also iec-'
ommends that individual depart-
ments have the option of requiring
a foreign languge for concentra-
However, this proposal fell short
of receiving majority sipport
among respondents to the pol.
Prof. Jacob Price of the l:iscory
department said he senses "con-
siderable amount of sympathy for
the majority report of the currri-
culum committee."
"The people I have ta;; ed io in
various departments are ym-
pathetic to the kind of modmate
change embodied in the report but
wouldn't favor more sweeping
The report recommends that:
four years of high s c h o o l
language study be considered ful-
fillment of the requirement;
- alternative tracks such as a
"reading track" be established to.
supplement the present method ofx
teaching languages;
-- a student be able to take the
entire language requirement un-
der the normal conditions of pass-
fail option;
-- a fourth semester course in a
foreign language count toward
See LSA, Page 3

From Wire Service Reports
Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters marched in
New York City and Chicago yesterday in the largest demon-
stration against the Vietnam war since the _"march on the
Pentagon" in October, 1967.
In both cities sporadic ' clashes with counter-demon-
strators marred the otherwise peaceful rallies and marches.
Many of the New York demonstrators wore black arm
bands bearing the number "33,000," the number of American
deaths in Vietnam, which now exceeds those of the Korean
Police made at least six arrests. Four persons were
charged with inciting to riot and two .with disorderly
In Chicago there were no major
confrontations although police ar-
rested four persons in a counter-
demonstration when minor fight-


TThe SENIOR EDITORS endorse the
following ;candidates in Monday's
city election:
Robert Harris, Democrat
First Ward. H. C. Curry, Democrat
Second Ward: Robert Faber,
Third Ward: Nicholas Kazarinoff,
Fourth Ward: Doris Caddell,
Fifth Ward: Henry Stadler, Demo-
cra t
Polling places open Monda{y, April
7, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Last Tuesday, the assembly ap-
proved that the proposed student-
run seminar in "Communications"
be offered in the fall of 1970 to
100 incoming freshmen as an al-
ternative to either of the current-
ly required courses, "Logic &
Language" and "Freshman Sem-'
The decision also provides for
an initial smaller-scale offering
of the new course in the 1970 win-
ter term on an elective basis.
The assembly's action drew
protests from both faculty and
students. Prof. Carl Cohen of phil-
osophy, who teaches "Logic &
Language," declared that he would
not teach the course if students
were allowed to opt out of it.
Prof. Charles Maurer, of the
German department.,left his seat
on the assembly ands offered his
resignation from the RC's cur-
riculum committee to Dean Jgnies
See RC, Page 10

4 credi*
Staiting next fall all upper-
level histo'y courses will be grant-
ed four hours credit. The history
department proposal was approv-
ed by the literary college curri-!
culum committee early last week.
However, other departments in
the literary college are reacting
differently to the idea of four cre-
dit courses. Only the political sci-
ence department is prepared to

ing broke out between a dozen
marchers and counter-demonstra-
Nearly 800 GI's and veterans led
the two and a half mile march
which stretched out for 16 blocks
to Chicago's Colloseum
The GI's were followed by sev-
eral thousand women and children
<. ,.tand by student contingencies from
as far away as Maryland and San,
'.' '~~ k- . {.>r Francisco State College.
Fan"Wehonorttoday the real mill- t
{..t .tary heroes of the Vietnam war,"
Sydney Lens, co-chairman of the3
DIy-Peter Dreyfus National Mobilization to End the
lead peace inarch in Chicago Wal Committee, told the rally af-
ter the march. "We honor the GI's
who have the courage to speakf
I ~against it."E
PPR OYA L:-"a~s '"
*O LMilitary bases in the area had1
cancelled liberty for this weekendi
but servicemen from Iowa, Cali-
fornia, Boston and North Caro-
lins co sd rneeagarfrc Iscrma
lina led the march.
Several air force GI's from an i
air force base 120 miles south
of the city left the march after,
they were told they would be'
tur courses courtmartialed for marching with
their uniforms on.m
The New York protesters gath-
send a four credit proposal to the requirements as the "bold and on- ered in a drizzle, then swung out
Curriculum Committee for ap- ginal way to do things instead of on the line of march in Sixth
proval. tinkering around with comprom- Avenue on a gray, foggy day in
Prof. James Gindin, chairman ises and rejiggering of old schem- Manhattan.
of te Crriulu Comitte; s."The demonstrators headedl for
sy Th c ommittee , Aside fiom the history depart- a rally in Central Park. Most oft
says, The committee has discus- n y the olitica senc them gathered at Bryant Para, atz
sed implementation of four hour ment,o theditidal s e 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue,t
courses on a college wide basis department has drafted a proposal behind the New York Public
and decided it is good for some for our credit courses. Library.
departments and not so good for "We want this and are propos- New York City police estimat-1
others." ing it to the Curriculum Com- pd the Central Park crowd at1
"Some departments may feel mittee for approval," says Prof. 50,000, despite a heavy rainfall.
four hour courses don't fit what Samuel Barnes, department chair- Actor Ossie Davis, chairman of1
they want their majors to do, and man. the rally, said there were 200,000.
two or three hour courses fit their See HISTORY, Page 10raly saCher were 20
needs better. See MARCHERS, Page 3
"The Curriculum Committee will
only act to implement four hour
courses on departmental request,"
he adds.
Prof. Bradford Perkins of the
history department, who wrote the
four credit proposal, says its ma-
jor purpose is "the elimination of
excessive pressure on students and
the excessive dispersion of their v
effort by allowing them to take
fewer courses per term."
As a direct effect of the Perkins
proposal, the history department
has eliminated its field require-
ments for a major.
"A history major can only take
a maximum of forty hours and

hon or
Rev. K ilg\
By The Associated Press
In the South and in the North,
blacks and whites gathered yes-
terday to pay tribute to Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr., assassinated a
year ago Friday in Memphis,
Heavy rain failed to stop the
2,000 marchers who rallied in
front of the Capitol in Montgom-
ery, Ala. - the place where King
led a Negro boycott of city buses
in 1955.
The crowd marched in an or-
derly procession to hear King's
successor, the Rev. Ralph Aber-
nathy, pay tribute to the late civil
rights leader.
"We don't intend to give up,"
Abernathy told the crowd, urging
them to continue King's fight
against poverty.
He also said, however, "We are
not going to settle for separatism.
We are not going to settle for
anything less than democracy."
In King's hometown at Atlanta,
Ga., a small group of youn g
men also ignored the rain to con-
tinue their 44-hour vigil on the
steps of the Capital.
In the North, there was a march
by almost 2,000 persons through
Milwaukee streets. The demon-
stration was peaceful, although
police said windows in four down-
town stores were broken by rocks
thrown from among the paraders.



may. curtail aid

Ninth in a Series
'.he University's Michigan Opportunity
Award program, designed to aid needy
students from ghetto afeas, may have to
rurtaili its five-year expansion.
The reason is simple-there may not be
enough money to award initial grants to
any more than the same number of stu-
dents who received first-year awards last

at this time "no increase" is planned in
the University general fund from which
these programs draw support.,
Lesch has indicated that any expansion
in either of the projects most likely would
result from funds obtained from other
University areas, or sources outside the
"The lack of increase in the opportun-

progra m
lars will come from some where" to keep
the program at least at the status quo.
But because administrators and organi-
zations outside the University consider the
program "vital and crucial" to the Uni-
versity, Brown believes the money can
somehow be 'obtained.
Additional money may be available from
the emergency grant fund, Brown says.
This fund is set aside for students who
need relatively small amounts of m o n e y

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