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Cloudy with chance
of light rain

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
IhcCarth yDefends RightsofAnti- ar Pro


special To The Daily
C. Westmoreland's slur on the pa-
triotism of American dissenters at
home was an unwarranted intru-
sion into domestic affairs, Sen.
Eugene J. McCarthy (D-Minn)
said last week.
The senator gave his views in a
Daily interview on the eve of West-
moreland's address to a joint ses-
sion of Congress.
"If we had a parliamentary sys-
tem, with a cabinet and ministers,
there would be an established
means by which we could have a
real debate and discussion and
perhaps influence a change of
policy in time of war in this coun-;
try," McCarthy said.
"But we don't have that as a
part of our system. Consequently,

the only real test of foreign poli-
cy comes every presidential year,
which means that for a four-
year period we really have elected
a person with almost absolute pow-
er for military reaction almost any
place in the world."
The only way in which one can'
register a protest, the senator con-
tinued, "is through devices which
are not really provided for by any
legal process. The Congress doesn't
have any ways to protest effective-
ly-we can make spee.ches, send
letters to the President, but that
is not really one of the constitu-
tionally provided ways in which we
can exercise our power. And as you
spread on to the people, you even-
tually get to the point where a
demonstration of some kind of
protest or disapproval, while not
being a very rational means, is the
only thing that is available."

'And I think the issues in this
war, especially the moral issues
since it has been accelerated and
become more intense, are such
that I would be distressed if there
wasn't some public protest and
show of anxiety and concern in
this country."
McCarthy was highly critical of
the return of the general from
Vietnam to report to Congress on
the conduct of the war.
"A field commander -- a man
actively directing troops -- in my
judgment should not be injected
into political controversy unless
the fate of the Republic is at
stake. I don't think we've quite
reached that point in America to-
day," he explained.
McCarthy saic that Westmore-
land's interpreting the"war "sets a
dangerous precedent."
"On the one hand it's going ,to

make Qongress a kind of captive
audience and, on the other, it
takes the independent prestige of
the military and throws it into the
political arena. It is a very danger-
ous practice because one of the
strengths of American democracy
is that our armed forces have
remained essentially non-politi-
cal," he continued.
The senior senator from Min-
nesota, who is a member of the
Senate Foreign Relations Commit-
tee, has been an outspoken critic
of the administration's policy in
Asia, and has urged the President
repeatedly to end the "selective"
bombing of North Vietnam. In
January, 1966, McCarthy and oth-
er Senate "doves" campaigned
fruitlessly to convince President
Johnson to continue the Christmas
moratoriun on the air attacks.
Last week, McCarthy expressed

North Vietnam had gone beyond
the point where a simple cessation
of bombing was likely to bring
about any significant change in
the war."
"I don't think the negotiation
terms we've been offering have
really been significant," he said.
"This February I proposed that,
in addition to stopping the bomb-
ing, we announce that we were go-
ing to draw back from certain
areas. They would not have to be
border areas but could be a prov-
ince farther south-one in which
we might have had some hopes
for pacification, or some type of
neutralization, but an area in
which neither the U.S. nor the
Communists had a great military
advantage," he explained.
"We would say that we would
pull out of that area and see
whether some kind of compromise

government could be set up. If
that worked, we might draw back
and leave another area. It's the
reverse of the enclave idea which
Gen. Gavin proposed last year."
If the plan proved unfeasible.
and if the National Liberation
Front continued its terror activi-
ties in the province, we would re-
consider our concession to the Viet
Cong, he concluded.
In addition to Westmoreland's
return, last week saw the ex-
panded bombing of targets in the
North, including MIG airfields.
McCarthy expressed fear that this
new escalation might result in the
Chinese entering the war.
"I don't know whether it would
be intervention in the strict defi-
nition of the term," McCarthy
noted, "but I'm sure that it will
result ?n the Chinese giving more
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fl u irligal 1 ailYFigures Up
NEWS WIRE Over 1966

APARTMENTS LIMITED'S LEASE for the fall renting period
was recently approved by the Off-Campus Housing Bureau.
Original drafts of the lease had been rejected by the housing
office because several clauses in the lease did not meet University
standards. A revised lease was submitted by Apartments Limited
and subsequently approved by the housing office.
ALPHA KAPPA PSI, professional business fraternity, has
prepared an annotated "Guide To Selected Business Periodicals"
to be distributed to students of the Graduate School of Business
Administration. The booklet provides bibliographical data and
summarizes publication contentp of 62 periodicals received by the
Business Administration library. It was prepared as a pledge pro-
ject by the fraternity.
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questioned students at Pennsylvania State University about their
alleged involvement in the burning of draft cards in New York's
Central Park during the April 15 "Spring Mobilization to End the
War in Viet Nam," and there are reports that similar actions are
taking place on other campuses
Two students at Penn State who have admitted burning their
draft cards were contacted by FBI agents and asked to sign
statements waiving their Constitutional rikhts. Both declined to
sign the statement.
Penn State vice-president for student affairs Charles L. Lewis
said the FBI is not required to request permission to visit students
on the campus. He said the school requests that the FBI and local
police refrain from.disturbing classroom activities and from enter-
ing the University residence halls.
summer to expand its activities in the community by working with
children as both tutors and recreation leaders. The organization
will meet tonight at 7:30 in room 3510, Student Activities
A STUDENT at the University of Kentucky may be the first
ROTC student in the nation to lose his commission because of his
activities in opposition to the war in Vetnam. Don Pratt, a senior
will not receive his commission as a second lieutenant in the Army
because of an agreement between ROTC officials and himself.
Pratt denied comment on the agreement but stated that he
planned to join the Peace Corps The Pentagon stated that this
type of cancellation was unique It had earlier stated that as-
aociation with dissident groups could endanger a student's chances
of receiving his commission.
A "STUDENT POWER" candidate was recently elected presi-
dent of the student senate at Northwestern University. Ellis Pines,
who has issued a manifesto calling for a student revolution to
change the emphasis at Northwestern from the "concentration
on publishing, research, parental advice, and monetary profit"
to "learning in an aura of controversy" defeated his closest op-
ponent by 8. votes.

Some Delay Reported
As 9500 Students
Register for Spring
"Registration for the spring
term is running higher than last
year," Registration Director Don
E, Beach reported yesterday. "Our
estimates ave running very true to
Translated to actual numbers,
this means that slightly more
than 9500 students are enrolled
for the spring term-and the spring
portion of the spring-summer
term. This is an increase of more
than 500 students above the num-
ber enrolled here last spring.
According to Beach, Monday
and Tuesday's day and a half of
registration went smoothly despite
occasional delays, aggravated by'
the heat of Waterman Gym dur-!
ing the Monday half-day. Delays
were caused primarily by the us-
ual minority of students who ar-
rived either before or after their
scheduled time for registration,
Beach said,
Current estimates indicate that
the student body this spring is
composed of a little less than 60
per cent undergraduates. Over
three-fourths of these undergrad-
uates are juniors and seniors.
Official enrollment figures for
the spring term will not be sin-
nounced officially until the third
week of the term. These figures
will be the combination of the stu-
dents who registered on Monday
and Tuesday and the small, but
steady, trickle of students who
will late register on the third iloor
of the Administration Building.
Beach indicated that students1
were confronted with few closed3
courses. Those courses, such as
Physics 125, which were closed;
turned away few students since
counselors had been notified in
Difficulties have arisen result-
ing from the small number ofj
course offerings in certain depart-
ments for the spring term. SevereI
overcrowding and even insuffi-
cient number of chairs in certain
classrooms have been reported.

Fiedler Arrested
For Mariuana
fast Writer-in-Residence Pleads
1in ocent to Misdemeanor Charge
Leslie Fiedler, the University's Writer-in-Residence this past
winter, pleaded innocent in Buffalo City Court yesterday to the mis-
demeanor charge of "maintainin! a premises where narcotic drugs are
used." A jury trial has been scheduled for early June.
Fiedler, arrested Friday night along with his wife, son, daughter-
in-law, and two others in his home, is the faculty advisor to a campus
group at the State University of New York at Buffalo which urges the
legalization of marijuana.
Although he has made no comment since his arraignment, it is
thought that Fiedler's defense will center around showing that the
drugs found in his house were put there by an informant working
for the police, and were not consumed by him.
It is rumored that Fiedler has--

-Associated Press


Louis Abolafia outlined his platform for the Presidency of the United States Tuesday, stating that
lie wanted to spread love through art. Sitting through a 72 hour "Cosmic Love Convention" in a
theater in New York's East Village surrounded by hippies and bananas, Abolafia said that he would
set up cultural centers around the country to improve people's tastes.
Negroes Lose D11iie Election
Despite Registered Majority
By ROGER RAPOPORT Patterson defeated his 21-year- results indicate that many of them
Editor old FDP challenger Otis Brown Jr. discriminated carefully in their
special To The Daily 190-121 even though Negroes held choices. For example Negro can-
SUNFLOWER, Miss. - Negro a 194-160 registration majority didate Elvin Gibson led his slate
civil rights forces lost a major Five white aldermen also topped with 111 votes while Lonny Echels
battle to take over the govern- their Negro opponents. The top had only 32.
ment of this tiny delta town in Negro vote-getter, Elvin Gibson, Civil rights lawyer Morton Davis
voting here Tuesday. Despite a won 111 votes while the low white of Newark, N.J., said afterwards
Negro registration majority the victor took 160. FDP lawyer Alvin
all-Negro Freedom Democratic Bronson said the results of elec- that the outcome could have been
Party lost out in a bitter grass tion will be challenged in federal different were it not for the 38

been under surveillance for three
months, principally because of his
affiliation with the LEMAR (Le-
galize Marijuana) group.
Planted Drugs
Assuming Fiedler plans to chat-
lenge his arrest by claiming the
drugs were 'planted.' He will not
contest the arrest on the Consti-
tutional grounds of challenging
the legality of laws prohibiting the
use of marijuana.
The Fiedler arrest has not trig-
gered a great campus response, al-
though there was a tense period
over the weekend when University
President Martin Meyerson was
under great' pressure from 'forces
in the community' urging the im-
mediate dismissal of the English
It appears that much of the
objection was directed toward
Fiedler's participation with LE-
Original Statement
Meyerson original statement re-
leased Monday stated that "stu-
dents may talk about changing
the law, but at the same time they
must obey the law. If they do not
obey the law, they were to receive
no sanctuary at this university.
This also applies, far more, to
members of our faculty. I have
made it clear that this administra-
tion will not tolerate students or
faculty colleagues found traffic-
ting in illegal drugs."
In another statement issued
yesterday, Meyerson appeared
bouyed up by the faculty's support
which has arisen around Fiedler
and himself in reaction to forces
calling for immediate dismissal of
the author, even prior to his trial.
Meyerson said yesterday that "I
have determined that University
action at the present time is not

Quiz LSA'
Faeulty on
With over 70 per cent of the
responses r ec e iv ed, sentiment
among the literary college faculty
is running slightly in favor of
maintaining the trimester system,
Associate Dean William Hayes
said yesterday.
The poll conducted through the
mails was submitted to the faculty
by the LSA Executive Committee
last month. The committee sup-
ports the idea of reverting back
to the two-semester calendar .with
an "enriched summer half-se-
Asked to Vote
Faculty members were asked to
vote "in favor" or "opposed" to
the Executive Committee Reslou-
tion to revert to the two-semester
Hayes indicated that the final
results of the poll will not be
available until early June. Faculty
members had been asked to re-
spond by April 28 but end of
semester pressures necessitated
the delay in the final vote tabu-
The Regents who are respon-
sible for drawing up the Univer-
sity's calendar have already ap-
proved calendars for the next two
years featuring the present tri-
mester system.
If the results of the poll favor
the return to the two-semester
system, it is thought unlikely that
they would be presented directly
to the Regents.

roots political fight here and in
the neighboring city of Moorhead.
National attention has been fo-1
cused on Sunflower since the fed-
eral courts voided the results of
the municipal election held here
in 1965 because Negroes were not
given enough time to get on the
voting rolls. Senator James East-
land (D-Miss.) owns a 5,000 acre
plantation five miles from Sun-
'Party incumbent Mayoi W. L.

court. 38 invalid ballots will be spoiled ballots and the town's re-
involved in the protest. The FDP fusal to let' Negro poll watcher
lawyers also plan to protest a Joseph Harris assist 27 Negroes in
sudden decision Monday night by voting. Davis will argue in a suit
Sunflower officials not to allow to be filed in the 5th Circuit
Joseph Harris, a Negro poll watch- Court of Appeals.

Help Insult Ann Arbor Garbage Cans

As a campus institution for 76 years now, The Michigan Daily i
has woven its way into nearly every Ann Arbor heart.
Last fall for example, the editors received tbut blushingly did
not print) this missile which typifies the love and adoration held,'
for The Daily:1
I consider this without a doubt the worst waste of*eight dollars
\ I have ever committed.
I assure you I will never again make such a stupid blunder. !
Thank you so much for the left-wing editorials and Herblock 7
cartoons'-your prejudice (not bias) is very difficult to ascertain.
If fairness is ever instituted as a policy at your little propa-
ganda office, I will be most happy to subscribe once more. Until 3
then, I will not allow my garbage to be insulted.
Thank you,
G. Carpenter."

er, to assist Negro voters in mark-
ing their ballots. Only white poll1
watchers were allowed to help
Negro voters. The full resources
of the civil rights movement were
behind the FDP slate in Sunflow-
er. More than $5000 was donated
for the campaign and the town
of 500 was filled with civil rightsI
organizers, prominent attorneys,'
ministers and Negro personalitiesI
who succeeded in getting all butf
a handful of Negroes to go to the
But in the voting booths a num-
ber of Negroes decided to cross
over and vote for white candi-
dates. Mayor Patterson thanked
"all my Negro friends who crossed
over and voted for me" in a vic-
tory statement. Explaining the
defeat Tuesday night one big
name booster of the Sunflower
FDP slate, Percy Sutton, the Ne-
gro borough president from Man-
hattan, said "We didn't stick to-
gether. We talk one way and vote
another. The whites didn't vote
for you but you did vote for
them. Next time maybe you'll stay.
with your people."
The white community did open-
ly pressure Negro voters before;
the election. Monday all Negroes
received a mimeographed sheet
suggesting that "If you are smart
you will not be misled by paid

Engin Faculty Approves New
Course, Degree Requirements

Many of the Negroes who spoil-
ed their ballots were afraid to ask
assistance in voting from a white
poll watcher. Had Harris been
available Davis belives many more
of the Negroes might have voted
for the FDP candidates. He also
said that many of the 27 Negroes
who did get assistance from white
poll watchers did not vote a
straight Negro ticket for fear of
reprisals from the whites.,

The College of Engineering fac-
ulty has approved a reduction in
the number of credit hours needed
for graduation from 138 to 128.
The faculty also approved pro-
posals to increase entrance re-
quirements for freshmen and
make curricula changes that will
increase hours required in English,
humanities and social sciences.
The changes are tentatively
scheduled to first affect the fresh-
man class of 1968-69, according
toJ I ric pv nair.msn,,f th

All planned changes were based
on the recommendations of the
Core Studies Committee.
Proposed new classes include a
'Great Books sequence which
would replace traditional compo-
sition courses. The overall engi-
neering requirement in English,
humanities and social sciences
would be raised to an absolute
minimum of 24 hours and a sug-
gested minimum of 28 hours.
Courses in advanced English and
s English literature are part of the
recommended curricula.

ject." High school physics would
be necessary for entrance to the
course. Review of mathematics
courses and credit hours in the
first four terms was suggested
and approved.
Engineering classes would be
modified to provide a group of
core courses in materials, thermo-
dynamics, particle and rigid body
mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid
mechanics and electrical engi-
neering science. Freshmen would
be required to take a new four-
hour course in digital computing

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