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Tuesday, April 15, 1969 . Ann Arbor, Michigan Page Three
Lin Piao chosen Nixon outlines domestic lans;
to succeed Mao calls for tax, crime measures
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i vrs xLv ur --- i ne L communistparty congress yes-
terday approved a new party constitution and declared that
Defense Minister Lin Piao will be the successor to party chair-
man Mao Tse-tung.
The party also formally declared that Mao Tse-tung's
thought is the law of the land, ending weeks of speculationR
concerning the future of Maoist doctrine in China.
A communique broadcast by the official Communist Chi-
nese News Agency Hsinhua said the 1,512 delegates to the first
party congress since 1956 unanimously approved the new con-
--__- ---._-_stitution, which "has clearly

-, -WASHINGTON - Presi-
dent Nixon yesterday unveiled
the broad spectr um of his ad-
ministration's domestic pro-
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educational
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patterns
(Continued from Page 1)
together. New and without insti-
tutional inertia, the college is the
topic of much of the RC's "mean-
ingful dialogues."
Teaching is usually the center
of controversy, with instructors
admitting their methods, de-
serve re-evaluation. Says one, "I'm
a new teacher, and, you know, I
don't really know how people get
educated, so I keep trying new
things, I keep experimenting."
Besides attempting to transform
courses into discussions, teachers
try abdicating the "formal distant
authority" r o 1 e traditionally
ascribed to them. Professors have
offices in East Quad's basement,
where students come freely to chat.
Resident fellows inte dorms are
"pals, not policemen," according
to one RC student.
And Robertson, more a father
figure than a distant bureaucrat,
enjoys a respected and amicable
Sposition. Students occupy his of
fice without political motives and
talk with the dean or his gregari-
ous secretary Mrs. Razelle Brooks
-the college's mother-in-resi-
dence. No administrative office on
campus rivals it.
Criticism, too, is handled in a
distinctive manner. When a dispute
in literary college departments
surfaces, it signals serious differ-I
ences among professors, one RC
professor explains. But when some
facet of RC is criticized, there are
no such implications. Criticism
and re-evaluation are the name of
the game. It goes on all the time,
aiming toward improving the col-
lege and the education it offers.
But when you're new, and you
dare admit you really don't knows
how people are educated, you can
afford a few mistakes.X
TOMORROW:
THE CURRICULUM

reaffirmed Marxism, Lenin-
ism, Mao Tse-tung's thought
as the theoretical basis of the
party's thinking."}
The new constitution, like the
old, calls for congress meetings
at least once every five years. It
provides for party membership for
workers, peasants, "revolutionary
servicemen" and "other revolu-
tionary elements" who have reach-
ed the age of 18. The old consti-
tution opened membership to "any
Chinese citzien who works and
does not exploit the labor of
others."~
According to Hsinhua, the next
order of business is to elect a Cen-
tral Committee. The committee
was riddled by purges begun in
August, 1966 as part of the "culd
tural revolution," Mao's sometimes
bloody campaign to regain incon- :
tested leadership.
The first big sign of his con-
fidence in te outcome of the
revolution came at a Central Coin
mittee meeting last October, when'
Liu Shao-cbi, formerly the Chi- Ma s-ug, lf
nese president, was ousted from - _______
all government and party posts UNIONS M11AY STRIKE:~'
and accused of leading a faction - .J tJX .4
trying "to usurp the leadership of
the party, the government and the, " e4
army" to promote "bourgeois" B r t s

In a special message to Con-
gress, Nixon outlined a pro-
g r a m embracing continued
high taxes, larger Social Se-
curity benefits, a crackdown
on crime, and a two-stage tax
reform,
While dealing in generalities
for the most part, the President
promised to fill in details and
start specific recommendations to
Congress this week.
The general recommendations
listed in his message called for:
-Increased S o c i a 1 Security
benefits to help meet increased
living costs.I
-Unspecified new measures to
battle organized crime, racketeers,
narcotics traffickers, and peddlers
of obscenity.
-Tax credits designed to at-
tract private financial help for
meeting urgent social needs.
-A program to strengthen a.
national drive for equallemploy-
met opportunity for all Amer-
icans.
-A thorough reorganization of
the Post Office Department. How-
ever, Nixon took no stand on
whether to put the service in the
hands of a semi-private corpora-
tion.
-Home rule for the national
capital'which would include a
representatve in Congress.
-Cutting in state and local
governments on part of federal
revenues to help them avoid "ra
constant fiscal crisis"-a step
bound to please, many governors
and mayors who are on record
for this.
-A far-reaching, new program
for developing mass transit sys-
tems, airways and airports.
I-A comprehensive labor-man-
power program taking in job
training and placement, improved
unemployment insurance, and
better health and safety features.
-Reforming the tax system in
the itrest of wiping out unfair-
ness and abuses, plus the first full-
dress revision since. 1954. A few
steps are to be taken this year,
but the main review is slated for
1970.
In response to congressional im-
patience at Nixon's pace in put-
ting together his domestic pro-
gram, he told the Senate and
House members Monday that in
the first 12 weeks of his admin-
istration: "Peace has been the
first priority."

--Associated Press
t, and his successor, Lin Piao

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Mao and Lin earlier were elect-
ed chairman and vice chairman
of the congress. The Central Com-
mitte, once it is elected, will for-
mally choose the top party of-
ficers-certain to be Mao and Lin.;
According to Hsinhua, the con-
gress also unanimously approved
a report by Lin which "expounds
profoundly Chairman Mao's theo-
ry of continuing the revolution
under the dictatorship of the pro-
letariat . . . and sets forth the
fighting tasks hereafter for the
whole par'ty and the whole na-
tion."

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LONDON (/P) - British Prime volt presents the most serious
Minister Harold Wilson's Labor challenge to the leadership of Wil-
government is preparing to face son's government in the nearly
an open rebellion from the back- five years it has held office.
bone of its political support, the The government's decision was
trade union movement. ' seen as virtually certain to inten-
The union opposition is-expect- sify demands from trade union
ed to result from the government's leaders for a massive one-day
decision yesterday to speed up strike May 1.
moves to curb strikes. The Union heads are also de-
By some accounts, the union re- manding a special meeting of the
Trades Union Congress to oppose

are secret until then, the budget
was understood to include meas-
ures which would take the equiva-
lent of $960 million in purchasing
power away from British consum-
ers in the coming year.
The only issue economic ana-
lysts in London here were debating
was whether the new budget would
involve tax increases, some alter-
native plan of forced savings, or
a combination of both. There was.
full agreement that once again
Britain's budget would have to dis-
courage the purchases of imported
goods that have kept the nation's
foreign trade booki in the red.

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THE TRIAL of Sirhan Bishara Sirhan went to the jury
yesterday.
Earlier in the day, the state rested its case against the assassin
of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy by asking the jury to return a verdict of
first degree murder. The defense has asked for a verdict of second-
degree murder, arguing that Sirhan was mentally unhinged when he
shot Kennedy last June.
The jury may return any one of four verdicts including aquittal
or second-degree manslaughter. In a 44-minute statement, Superior
Court Judge Herbert Walker cautioned the jurors against considering
the subject of penalty in their deliberations, and instructed them to
reach a verdict without being influenced by pity, passion, or prejudice.
* * *
ALEXANDER DUBCEK, chief of the Czechoslovak Com-
munist party, will reportedly confer with Soviet leaders this week.
The meeting will take place prior to Thursday's crucial session
of the party's Central Committee. The committee meeting is expected
to be the scene of a showdown between supporters of Dubcek's reform
program and pro-Soviet hard-liners.
Meanwhile, Czechoslovakia was scheduled to participate yesterday
in the latest Warsaw pact military maneuvers.
Prague's agreement to participate has been linked by some ob-
servers to the mystery surrounding a government announcement
Saturday-which was withdrawn two hours later-that more Soviet
troops would be sent to Czechoslovakia.
ISRAEL AND EGYPT engaged yesterday in both air and
land fighting.
In the eighth consecutive day of gun dueling across the Suez
Canal, the Israelis reported one soldier killed and three wounded.
The Egyptians in turn claimed one civilian was wounded and several
civilian homes were hit by artillery.
Both sides acknowledged that one Egyptian MIG had been
crippled in a dogfight with Israeli jets. The Egyptians charged that
Israeli planes had violated their airspace over Port Saia, which has
recently been used by the Soviet fleet.

the strike controls. The TUC rep-
resents nine million workers.
The British government also ap-
proved a tight new budget yester-
day. Wilson was understood to
view both the tough budget and
the strike controls as musts in his
drive to restore Britain's economic
health and bring its foreign pay-
ments out of the red. Informants
say the prime minister argued
forcefully in an afternoon Cabinet
session for action now on the
strike controls.
The sources said the precise for-
mula for the strike controls is to
be worked out in the next three
weeks and presented to Parliament
for approval by summer. It had
originally been expected that the
proposals would be introduced no
earlier than next year.
The more - controversial pro-
posals in the labor package in-
clude mandatory secret ballots be-
fore any union-backed strike can
begin, an obligatory cooling-off
period before wildcat action, and
fines against violators of strike
curbs. This last provision especial-
ly touched off outcry from labor.
Ray Gunter, former labor min-
ister in Wilson's Cabinet, said
Monday the split between govern-
ment and the union movement is
critical.
"I see no hope of the Labor
party winning the next election-
certainly not under its present
leadership,' he declared in an in-
terview.
The next election must be held
by March 31, 1971. Wilson is
gambling that the economy will
have been righted by then.
The budget will be announced
in the House of Commons today
by Chancellor of the Exchequer

LSA. curriculum panel
approves RC experiment

By RICK PERLOFF
The literary college curriculum
committee yesterday approved the
establishment of an experimental
student-run course in the Resi-
dential College.
The course, entitled "Communi-
cation, will be offered as a one
term experiment this fall. There
is a limit of 30 students who will
be allowed to take the course as
a substitution for one of the two
required "core" courses. However,
an unlimited number may take it
as an elective.
The RC Representative Assem-
bly-the college's student-faculty
decision-making body - approved
the implementation of the course
last week. However, all new
courses that offer college credit
require curriculum committee ap-
proval.
According to the students who
planned the course, it is designed
to give students an alternative to
the required curriculum and to
instill in them a quality of
"independent scholarship." The
course will be taught by three or
four student leaders who will be
guided by three faculty advisers.
One unit of RC credit will be

the student leaders upon success-
ful completion of the course. In
addition, written evaluations of
the students will besubmitted by
their student teachers. The fac-
ulty advisers will write evaluations
for the teachers.
The student leaders will be pri-
marily juniors. Some sophomores
are also expected to teach. They
will be selected "on the basis of
their being well-read, having
depth of knowldege and ability to
relate to other students," explain-
ed !Lynn Eden, '71, an originator
of the course.
Prof. Carl Cohen of the philoso-
phy department, an ex-officio
member of the curriculum com-
mittee and associate director of
the RC, supported the experiment.
In other action, the committee
approved a request from the po-
litical science department to offer
all 300 and 400 level political
science courses for four credits,
instead of three. All courses in
the department will now be worth
four hours. 100 level political
science courses are presently
worth four credit hours.
In addition the committee ap-
proved a proposal from the Eng-
lish department to teach English
123 and 325 for four hours.

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