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Vol. LXXIX, No. 155
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 8, 1969
By RICK PERLOFF
The literary college faculty yesterday modified the present
language requirement by extending the pass-fail option to
all required language courses in the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The faculty also ruled that four years of high school
language study will constitute completion of the requirement.
The changres in the requirement will not take effect
until the spring-summer term, indicated LSA Assistant Dean
James Shaw, chairman of the administrative board.
The faculty yesterday rejected motions to reconsider
Thursday's decisions to approve a Bachelor of General Studies
degree and to reject a con-
centration program in a re-
structured bachelor of Science
The modifications in the re-
11 quirement were approved, 101-22,
as a package as part of the ma-
jority report of the curriculum
In addition to extending pass-
fail for the 101-232 course se-
quence and counting four years'
m ajor1 study in high school as complet-
ing the requirement, the report as
approved by the faculty calls for:
In other action, the literary col- -Counting the fourth semester'
lege faculty yesterday approved- i course in a second foreign Ian-
without dissent-7the establish- guage toward satisfaction of the~
ment of an interdisciplinary con- humanities distribution require-
centration program in black stti- ment: and
dies earlier approved by the cur- -Establishing alternative tracks
riculum committee. such as a reading track to supple-
The program 'introduces five ment the present method of teach-
interdisciplinary courses, a senior ing languages.
seminar and three introductory The changes were in part a re-
courses which will serve as re- sult of the student drive to abolish
quirements for the major. the requirement. Student Govern-
In addition to the new courses, ment Council President Marty
about 20 hours in already existing McLaughlin yesterday indicated
advanced courses in several dis- displeasure with the faculty's de-
ciplines will be part of the major. cision.
McLaughlin claimed the student
The first i troductory course mandate to end the requirement
and a prerequisite for the other was ignored and said he favored
two is a study of Afro-American sm G cini epne
history. The second course covers some SGC action in response.,
hitoy culthraeveocuecs d : Shaw explained the changes
black cultural developments and will not become operational this
the third offers a survey of the term because the administrative'
socio-economic problems of the board's policy is not to allow
black community.y - changes in the middle of the term.
The five interdisciplinary cour- "This is to prevent .studen-ts
ses will include studies in black from playing around with their
accomplishments in the arts, an grade points throughout the
examination of black economic term." Shaw said.
institutions and a study in the Shaw added that a student will
psychological aspects of American probably be able to take Psy-
racism. chology 101, and languages on
Pre-registration has begun for pass-fail in addition to the four
the first introductory course, Afro- courses he is regularly entitled to
American Studies 201. take under the' LSA pass-fail
Individual students would set option.
up their own senior seminars, The P Thep tipulate. that un-
HOLD ON CITY, HALL'.
By CHRIS STEELE
and JIM BEATTIE
Democratic Robert J. Harris and four Democratic City
Council candidates won an upset victory in Ann Arbor's city
elections yesterday. The election brought Democratic control
to city government for the first time in 30 years.
By a narrow margin of 10,399 to 10,310 Harris edged out
Richard E. Balzhiser, the favored Republican candidate.
Harris will be the first Democratic mayor Ann Arbor has had
in 10 years. Despite the close margin, Balzhiser con-
ceeded to Harris late last
The election also shifted control
of City Council to the Democrats.
With the election last night of
Robert Faber (second ward); Nic-
holas Kazarinoff (third ward),
Henry Stadler (fifth ward), and
the reelection of H. C. Curry (first
ward) Democrats won a 7 to 3
majority on city council.
With the addition of the mayor,
who votes on council questions, the
Democratic margin will be 8 to 3'
The only Republican elected
yesterday was Roy Weber from
the strongly Republican. fourth
Republicans who lost were Ad-
tric Gillespie (first ward) Ruth
Hobbs (second ward) Richard Em-
inons (third ward) and incumbent
Brian Connelly (fifth ward).
The only losing Democrat was
Mrs. Doris Caddell (fourth ward).
Surprises occurred in returns
from several of the wards. T h e
first ward, though normally
Democratic, gave an unusually
high margin to incumbent Curry
as well as an extremely high vote
for Harris. The over 700 v a t e
margin~ in this ward was enough
to offset Republican victories
in other parts of the city.
Democrats Nicholas Kazarinoff, councilman-elect, and Robert j. Harris, mayor-elect, rejoice
ONE MAN-ONE VOTE:
where they could participate in
group discussion or do research
on specific topics.
The disciplines in the program
would include anthropology, econ-
omics, history, music, . political
science and sociology.
The concentration program was
designed to provide students with
an .,opportunity to acquire more
diversified knowledge of their so-
ciety as affected by racial over-
Currently a committee' com-
perclass students can take at most
one class on pass-fail for a maxi-
mum of four semesters.
Psych 101 will be offered as a
special experiment next year on
The faculty rejected by an al-i
most two to one margin proposals
that would abolish the present
language requirement and institu-
te an entrance requirement in-
The curriculum committee mi-
nority report recommended ;two
Court strengthens apportionment;
redefines obscenity prohibitions
Second ward voters gave a close,
majority to Democrats in b o t h
council and mayoral races, large-
lv as a result of heavy student '
The voters of Ann Arbor last
night approved four city charter
amendments as well as foulr pro-
posals for the annexation of ter-
ritory to the city. All passed by
Of the four charter amend-
ments, however, only the fourth.
the "dry island" proposal, is of
much importance to the students.
The "dry island" provision of
the city charter had prohibited
sales of alcoholic beverages for
"on premise" consumption in the
area encircling the central cam-
Under the charter amendment,
the regulation of the sale of
liquor by the drink in the campus
area will be left to State law and
local ordinances. The charter w-ill
no longer describe a dry island
for any purpose.
This will simply mean that bust-
nesses wishing to sell liquor near
the campus must follow the same
procedures for obtaining city
liquor licences before going into
business as concerns in other
areas of the city.
Two of the other three amen;-
ments were concerned with strik-
ing provisions from the city chart-
er which had been invalidated by
state statues since the last elec-
tion. The third established a city
tax to support a pension fund for
In addition, although the ab-
sentee ballots had not been added
to the totals, of the annexation
proposals, all were expected to pass
by about five to one majorities.
Each must also be passed in the
township'that is to be annexed be-
fore it will be officially ap-
proved, however. None of the
totals from these townships was
available last night.
Three of the annexation pro-
posals deal with the land, that is
to be detached from Pittsfield
township, and added to the east
side of Ann Arbor. Thef o u r t h
proposes to add property from the
Ann Arbor township northwest of
By The Asso
In two key deci
the Supreme Cou
posed of students, faculty and years' study of a foreign lainguage one vote" rulea
administrators is meeting to in- in high school be requisite for Americans the ri
vestigate the feasibility of creating admission to the college. scene literature a
a center in AfrobAmerican stu- A proposal froth Profs. James scene movies in th
dies. Gindin and Russell Fraser of the Clamping down
Also at . yesterday's meeting. English department. and Peter apportionment b
Prof. Richard Mann of the psy- A.S. Smith 6f the chemistry de- tures, the court
chology department moved a ape- partment, recommended an ad: to justify any
cial faculty meeting be called to missions requirement of three exactly equal state
consider creating a student-facul- years high school study in a lan- U.S. congressional
ty panel to review all tenure cases guage. In a 6-3 decision
before departments take action. While many professors had in- states must make
however, the faculty voted riot dicated support for an entrance fort to achievel
See LSA, Page 6 See LANGUAGE, Page 6 matical equality"
in in Washing-
its "one man-
ght to read ob-
nd to view ob-
heir own homes.
y state legisla-
e legislative and
n, the court said
"good faith ef-
in the appor-
tionment of these districts on the that they contain equal numbers
basis of population. of people.
And, the ruling continued, "the .The court, in applying this rule
state must justify each variance inFebruary 1964 to congressional
no matter howu small." districts, said they must be drawn
with mathematical precision "as
The decision, given by Justice nearly as is practicable" so that
William J. Brennan Jr., disap- one man's vote is worth as much
proved the 1967 reapportionment as another's.
of Missouri's congressional dis- The judgement on the p 1 a n
tricts. He said "clearly, the popu- adopted by the Missouri S t a t e
lation variances among t h e Legislature clarifies the c 1 o u d y
Missouri congressional districts phrase, "as nearly as practicable."
were not unavoidable." In guaranteeing the right to
The decision is a toughening of read dirty books or look at dirty
the court's one-man one-vote movies in the privacy of one's own
rule: That state legislatures must home, Justice Thurgood Marshall
draw these districts in such a way stated for the court, "A state has
The ruling forbids states to
make mere possession of obscene
imaterial a crime-but leaves them
free to restrict public distribution.
no business telling a man, sitting turnout.
alone in his own house, what In the third ward, usually
books he may read or what films strongly Republican, student votes
he may watch." n nowvniq
~asau jN1 V US1IUI ,,4* i YV aw Vii l' S
for the Democratic council an d
mayoral candidates.. This ward
provided the biggest surprise of
(_)HEN ATTRACTS FUNDS
Marshall said an Atlanta bache- The fourth -ward is a Republi-
lor, Robert Eli Stanley, sentenc- can stronghold which voted as ex-
ed to a year in prison because he pected, giving strong majorities
had three "stag" films at home, to Republican candidates.
was "asserting the right to read or Voters in the fifth wards split
observe what he pleases - the tickets, giving a majority to'Balz-,
right to satisfy his intellectual and hiser in the 'mayoral race gut
emotional needs in the privacy of nonetheless electing Democratic
his own home." Stadler, both by narrow margins.'
"Whatever may be the justifi- The unexpected Democratic vic-
cations for other statutes regulat- tories in the second and t h i r d
ing obscenity," Marshall said, "we wards plus an unusually highj
do not think they reach into the Democratic vote in the normally
privacy of one's own home." Democratic first ward appeared to
Chief Justice Earl Warren, Jus- be primarily responsible for Har-
tices William O. Douglas, J o h n ris' victory.
Marshall Harlan and Abe Fortas Credit for the upset was given
joined Marshall's opinion. Justice by several Democratic candidates
Hugo L. Black concurred separ- to the large student turnout in the
ately. second and third wards.
The three remaining Justices, Faber, who won in the heavily
Potter -Stewart William J. Bren- See HARRIS, Page 6
By SHARON WEINER
Tenth -of a Series
While other University schools and
colleges are politicking and pressuring the
administration foi additional funds for
next year, the education school has re-
ceived a staunch commitment for
a greatly increased budget from Univer-
Vice President for State Relations and
Planning Arthur Ross says the adminis-
tration has assured Dean-designate Wil-
bur Cohen that money will be provided
to get started on some new projects. But
these new funds will not be earmarked
for specific programs until Cohen be-
comes dean in July.
And in the 1970-71 budget request, Ross
nrnmicnc +hn Potl,,notinn crnbnnl wtill hp.
the staff problem is the school's worst
shortage. The National Council of Accred-
itation of Teacher Education (NCATE )
has been critical of the lack of adequate
supervision of student teachers, he notes.
The requested funds, if granted, would
decrease the number of student teach-
ers per supervisor in the secondary edu-
cation area from 74 this year to 50 next
year. In elementary education the num-
'U and the
sponsible for teaching and developing
methods in this area, explains Lehmann.
But the lack of personnel is not the
only problem of the education school.
The Legislature and University admin-
istration have been unresponsive to the
school's space problems since 1952, Leh-
mann says. The school is desperately in
need of classroom and research space, he
adds. In fact, the school is so tight on
space the administrative offices of the
school are over the Ann Arbor b a n k
at East University and South University.
If the University School is closed
next year in accordance with the recom-
mendations of the blue ribbon commis-
sion which recently completed an exten-
sive critique of the edcation school,
to grant a degree which is more than a
masters, but less than a full doctorate-
specifically for teaching on the com-
munity college level.
The other request of the literary col-
lege involves training students to effec-
tively teach disadvantaged children. "We
don't have such an urban education pro-
gram now, but we're interested in begin-!
ning a teacher training program for the
inner city," Hays says.
"We hope to supplement a great deal
of standard teacher training with field
experience in an urban area", he con-
Hay's plan is similar to the plans of
members of the education school's ur-
L IVi. -lV. C 1, "4 1 . - I
nan Jr. and Byron R. White said
they wbuld have upset the con-
viction of the Atlantan because
officers used a search warrant is-
issued to look fr gambling material.
The two rulings took precedence
on a busy .day in which the court
-Agreed to decide whether
government agencies may help
finance the construction of facil-
ities at church-related universi-
-Agreed to decide whether of-
ficials must obtain search war-
Robert Harris, Democrat.. . . .............10,399
Richard Balzhiser, Republican. ............10,310
H. G. Curry, Democrat ....................2089
Adtric Gillespie, Republican.. . ... . .. .......1195