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r1ol. LXXIX, No. 158
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, April 12, 1969
By NANCY LISAGOR
A proposal to close the University
School will be discussed before the
Regents this Thursday at a public hear-
ing where an irate b nd of parents and
some faculty are prepared to appear.
University School, a laboratory school
operated for about 300 students on a
tuition basis, was conceived as a re,
search and teaching facility for the edu-
cation school. The majority of the
pupils are the children of professors or
children who have problems in the pub-
lic school system.
However, University School has be-
come a financial burden to the educa-
tion school recently, and some faculty
and administrators'argue that it should
be shut down and the building on East
University turned over to the School of
Education for office and classroom
On recommendation of a special, blue
ribbon study group, President Robben
W. Fleming is proposing that the school
be closed in two phases. Grades 7-9
would be closed immediately at the end
of this term, while lower grades would
remain open until the end of the 1969-
70 school year.
The blue ribbon report, prepared by
the Academy for Educational Develop-
ment, Inc., has recommended that "the
University close the laboratory school
as early as practicable but not later
than June 1970."
But a committee composed of mem-
bers of the University School's Parent-
Teachers Organization has protested
the closing of the school in a written
complaint to Fleming. Ojars Risgin, a
spokesman for the group, says the deci-
sion to close the school has been "ram-
rodded through administrative chan-
nels",without consultation with parents
and education school faculty or Univer-
sity School teachers.
Risgin said, "The decision should be
considered in depth to decide if the
school should be closed or not."
The parents of some of the pupils
have indicated that the Ann Arbor pub-
lie schools are net acceptable to them.
They argue also that the Ann Arbor
schools are already too crowded to
accommodate their children.
However, Ross says the closing would
have only slight impact on the public
school. "We have been advised by Sup-
erintendent of Schools W. Scott Wester-
man and Board of Education President
Joseph R. Julin that the junior high
pupils can be accommodated in the four
Ann Arbor junior high schools." he says.
Greenhills School. as well as St.
Thomas and St. Francis Catholic
schools have stated they can accommo-
date additional pupils at the junior high
The parents have brought up the
arguments that the ;University School
offsets financially th4 education of mar-
ried students' children in the Ann Ar-
bor school system.
Wilbur J. Cohen, dean-designate of
the education school, has agreed that
the laboratory school concept has be-
come obsolete. He has said that con-
tinuation of University School would
burden modernization of the School of
Education's program, and that closing
the Laboratory School should be the
first step toward modernization.
Prof. Charles Lehmann. associate
dean of the education school, says,
"The executive committee has taken
action to concur with the recommenda-
tion that the school should be closed.
"If funds were available to make the
school an excellent research school, it
should be continued; but since there
are not enough funds, available re-
sources could be best used in other
The blue ribbon committee emphas-
ized in reaching their judgment that it
intended no criticism of the laboratory
school as an institution or of its faculty
as teachers. But the committee con-
cuded that the space and the resources
of the University School could be more
profitably used by the School of Educa-
tion for other activities.
start, strike; faculty
From Wire Service Reports
Most classes at Harvard
University'came to a halt yes-
terday as students began a
three-day strike protesting
the administration's use of
police Thursday to clear Uni-
Meanwhile, the faculty of arts
and sciences overwhelmingly pass-
ed a resolution deploring "the
entry of police into any univer-
Students called for the strike
Thursday after 400 policemen
jwearing helmets and plastic face
masks and carrying nightsticks
rushed University Hall at 5 a.m.,
use of police
$2 BILLION CUT:
WASHINGTON UP-President Nixon will announce short-;
ly a pared-down budget for fiscal 1970 showing a surplus of
between $5.5 billion and $6 billion, government sources mdi-
Nixon's rewrite of the record $195.3 billion budget he in-
herited from former President Lyndon B. Johnson reportedly
will show a spending cut of more than $2 billion.
A cut of around $1.1 billion in the Defense Department'
budget has been disclosed by Secretary of Defense Melvin R.
aird. It is smaller than the White House had hoped for.
where about 500 students were :
protesting ROTC on campus.
Over 200 students were arrested
and 50 hospitalized with injuries.
As over 3,000 students massed
in Harvard Yard yesterday, the ~
faculty passed 395-13 a three-partr,.h s
resolution which said: ~~
-the faculty deplores "force-
able occupation of University
Hall" The faculty said all re-~~
sponsibility for ensuing events
rests upon "those who forced their
way into the building." -Associated Press
-as "members of a community Harvard and Radcliffe students demonstrate
devoted to rationality and freedom
we deplore the entry of police'
into any university;"
-all criminal charges against
the students and faculty arrested a protests
should be dropped. The resolution
also called for a committee to in-
vestigate the causes of the sit-in,pe
handle all disciplinary procedures,
and propose changes in the gov-
ernance ofuthe university.
commending the administration. By The Associated Press
Harvard President N a t h a n While students called for a strike at Harvard, campuset
Pusey said he was "not satisfied" across the country remained quiet yesterday despite new de-
with the faculty's action, and de-au
fended his call for police to oust velopments in several protests.
over 400 demonstrators from Uni- At Stanford, Calif., about 100 students continued their
versity Hall in a bloody confron- sit-in at Stanford University's Applied Electronics Laboratory.
tation. The students moved in Wednesday in a protest against use of
broken ino confiden oaliles and the laboratory to further chemical or biological warfare for
"did not intend to bargain." the armed forces.
"All things considered, there Work being done by the laboratory was shifted to anoth-
was no real alternative," Dean er building.
Franklin L. Ford told the faculty. # i itvi14i p RPii-,,' who *harzed the
But comparatively heavyc
A coordinated series of arrests
of alleged leaders of a drug ring
in the Detroit metropolitan area,
resulted Thursday in the arrest of
cuts in some civilian programsI
have been rumored, including
a $1.1 billion cutback in the.
Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare, and fairly
severe curtailments for agri-
culture, space, and highways.
The cutbacks resulted from "a
second trip through the wringer,";
as one administration official put',
it. This was after the first agency-
by-agency review - ordered by
Nixon immediately after he took
office Jan. 20 - resulted in a net
increase in estimated spending,
instead of a decrease.
The New Breed
two University students on charges Spurred by signs in March that
of possession and sale of narcotics. inflation was heating up despite
4 Police detectives from Grosse the 10 per cent income surtax and'
a tight-money clampdown on cre-
Point, Harper Woods, Detroit. dit, Nixon a n d Budget Directorj
Royal Oak, Ypsilanti and Ann Robert P. Mayo ordered a second
Arbor, along with agents from and harsher combing of govern--
the Federal Bureau of Narcotics mentwide expenditure plans.
and the State Police, arrested 11 The over-all results - m u c h
embers of the alleged ring, de- Imore satisfactory to th he White
House -- are to be announced to-
scribed by police as a key supplier day and followed up with a bun-
of marijuana to the area markets. dle of revised agency-by-agency
The two University students were;request next week when Congress
Ts dreconvenes after its Easter recess.
The "Spirit Movers," model clothes by the New Breed, an all-black business pioneering in African
dress in major cities across the nation. About 100 students attended the fashion show-rock concert
in the Union Ballroom last night, featuring "soul fashions, fun and dancing."
Her shey opposes GO,
doubts draf change
as Pusey looked on.
The original demands of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society
(SDS) were "distorted or unreal,"
Ford said. "A physically repugnant
and intellectually indefensible
seizure" took place when he and
five other deans were ejected
from the building, Ford continued.
"This has been a week of sick-
ening events and discouraging dis-
coveries about how some minds
The university would have pre-
ferred to "have isolated the in-
vaders of University Hall w h iile
continuing a decent pattern of
existence in the Yard," Ford said.
universlu yrresm , enenn1u o. r G, Wl t~~l ~ t~
protestors with "violating Ti-- -
arrested in their rooms at a fra-
ternity house. An arresting officer
from the city police department
fid a search of the room un-
covered a quantity of hashish
and capsules of LSD.
If found guilty as charged, the
students face a minimum of 20
years in jail. The jury usually re-
duces the charge from "sale" to
The penalty for possession of a
narcotic drug, a felony. ranges to
a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The judge may give a suspended,
or light sentence if he wishes,
Johnson's estimate of $198.7 bil-
lion in receipts may have been re-
ised slightly upward, in view of
the unexpectedly strong pace of
business expansion. Rising in-
comes and profits will build up
The net result, informed sourc-
es said, may be a surplus of $5.5
billion compared with the $3.4 bil-
lion forecast in Johnson's budget
message in January.
The prospective increase in the
fiscal 1970 budget is balanced off,
in part, by a shrinkage in t h e
budget for fiscal 19F9, ending next
LANSING 'i P - Draft Director
Gen. Lewis Hershey said yester-
day conscientious objection may
be on the way out as a grounds
for avoiding military service.
The U.S. selective service direc-
tor predicted at Lansing the U.S~
Supreme Court soon may review
a federal judge's ruling that ob-
jection to military service may not
require formal religious belief.
U.S. District C o u r t Judge
Charles Wyzanski of Boston stop-
ped one young man's induction on
IJSA board clarifies proposal
for general studies progran
By RICK PERLOFF long as he stays within the 40- "One of the reasons
and BARD MONTGOMERY hour guideline. proposal is confusing is
The literary college administra- "The spirit of the rule precludes was no consultation w
tive board yesterday clarified por- the formal certifying of concen- the administrative boa
tions of the Bachelor of General tration," the board said. curriculum committee
Studies degree proposal approved The faculty resolution had sug-was passed by the facu
last week by the faculty. added.
The board indicated that there gested that students might qual-
Theboad idictedtha threify for a major by electing "suf- The administrative
a 40-hour limit on courses taken ficient work beyond 120 hours or which sets administrat
in one department within the de- in lower level courses." The board for the college, defines
gree. In the general studies de- ruled this out, though. prets all college-wide d
gree a student is required to takere hatho.re fined yeeg-wide
60 hours of 300-level and above In addition students in the BGS also redefined yesterd
courses with no more than 20 degree program must maintain a the faculty's Mondayc
"C" average overall and in the 60 put elementary langua
grounds that requiring formal re-
ligious belief, not simply a moral
conviction, would constitute state
intervention in religious freedom.
"If you CcClare (the religious
requirement) unconstitu t i o n a 1.
then you have no law," Hershey,
said. "I may get scolded a great;
deal, but I think that if you take
this out of the law, you don't give
anyone the right of a conscien-
"The thing they've been living
with for 30 years would be gone,"
Hershey said, if the SupremeI
Court upholds the Boston judge'sI
Local draft boards in the past1
have required professed conscien-
tious objectors to prove a relig-
ious basis for their refusal to bear
Hershey. however, sought to
minimize the effect any reinter-
pretation might have on deferr-
"Everyone isn't going to ask for
C.O. just to get out of it," he said.1
The 75-year old Hershey was in
Lansing to address the Michigan
Association of the Professions.
He predicted that the Paris
peace talks or possibly U.S. troop
withdrawals from Vietnam will
not change draft quotas in the'
Monthly quotas should remain
Hershey said Congress "has The building held confidential
never been convinced you could records' on faculty, students and
get the men" through recruiting, communications with some gov-
ernment officials, and these were
He said he favors requiring all being read over and copied by the
men to serve at some time, but occupiers, he added.
Congress doesn't approve that Ford confirmed that reproduc-,
either. tions of confidential documents-
Hershey said he has no plans some involving the CIA-printed
now to step down as head of the in an underground paper, The
draft system. Only a request from Mole, were stolen from his office.
the President or poor health would One of the documents concern-
lead him to quit, he declared. ed a proposal by Harvard to the
"I f" he CIA for a project to be carried
I get crticized for my age,"heout at the university. Another
said. "I'd like to make it clear that was a telegram from the State De-
I have nothing to do with that." . See FACULTY, Page 8
versity policies," met yester-
day privately with faculty
advisers to. discuss the situa-
At Queens College, New York,
a moratorium suspending police
action against about 100 sit-in
demonstrators was agreed upon
early yesterday, a school spokes-
man said. It was the second sit-
in within 10 days.
Thirty-eight students and a
teacher were arrested. The sit-ins
began over a protest against de-
fense-connected recruiters o n
Students atR theNewark, N.J.
campus of Rutgers University
e n d ed. a week-long boycott of
classes yesterday, in protest of the
board of governors' refusal to re-
allocate $6.9 million for campus
At Oberlin College in Ohio,
where students staged an all-night
sit-in, protesting the presence of
Peace Corps recruiters on campus,
the student senate asked for the
resignation of college president
Robert K. Carr and resolved to
sever its working relationship with
Funeral services for Regent Al-
vin M. Bentley, who died Thurs-
day, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Ap-
ril 14, in the First Congressional
Church of Owosso.
The family has requested that
any memorials take the form of
contributions to the Alvin M.
Bentley Foundation, which pro-
vides scholarships to colleges
throughout Michigan, or to one's
own favorite charity in the Bent-
Bentley died Thursday in Tuc-
son, Ariz. of a sudden inflam-
mation affecting the central nerv-
ous system. Gov. William Milliken
has not yet announced whom he
will appoint as Bentley's suc-
ard or the
ay parts of
SOCIAL WORK SCHOOL
Black students push recruitment
By LORNA CHEROT
Daily News Analysis
The Association of Black Soc-
ial Work Students (ABSWS),
like similar student caucuses in
other professional schools at the
University, has been pressuring
its administration to fulfill an
obligation to educate black stu-
Currently there are 26 black
students registered in the school,
while last term there were only
11 Rnt ARSWS sav the scohooI
work school. The students have'
led the recruitment in response
to Fauri's claim that he h a s
been unable to find qualified
But now caucus members be-
lieve it is the faculty's respon-
sibility to actively encourage
black students to enroll.
The students say they have
successfully demonstrated t h a t
blacks are interested in social
work, and so they believe they
PxP intmif in their dnmands
it is now unlikely recruitment
will start before the fall term.
But recruitment-is only a part
of increasing the number of
black students. Prof. Lawrence
Gary, a doctoral candidate in
social work, believes the school
must also revise admissions pol-
- Admission is restricted to stu-
dents with bachelor's degree. It
makes no/difference in what
area they have received their
degrees .ar.v hnwever helieves:
the faculty. Out of 70 doctoral
candidates, two are black, but
Gary blames this small number
on a lack of administrative in-
terest to recruit actively.
Although there is a black-
oriented academic program now
being taught, Gary says it Is
"tentative" and not "meaning-
The program, which Gary
helped draft, is divided into six
areas - Afro-American culture
and life, the politics and econ,