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Scattered showers;
cooling in afternoon

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom










Proposals for Student Rights
Meet With Limited Enthusiasm


Increase Level

Reaction to a recept statement
issued by representatives of five
leading college organizations on
the academic freedom of students
ranged from mixed enthusiasm to
general indifference.
The statement issued by repre-
sentatives of , the American As-
sociation of Colleges (AAC), the
American Association of Univer-
sity Professors (AAUP), the Na-
tional Association of Student Per-
sonnel Administrators, the Nation-
al Association of Women's Deans
'R and Counselors and the .National
Student Association (NSA) tenta-
tively includes provisions urging:
-A list of due process require-
ments guaranteeing the student's
right to defend himself in disci-
plinary actions.
-The right to attend college
without regard to race, to invite
speakers of students' own choos-
ing, and to have complete free-
dom of off-campus action with-
out fear of university punishment
for the violation of civil laws.
-Protection of students from
"arbitrary and prejudiced" grad-
ing by professors.
-A free student press, at best

legally and financially autonomous
from the university.
Praising the statement, Student
Government Council Executive
Vice-President Ruth Bauman said
"the statement seems significant
especially in its specifics such as
the free student press section.".
However, she continues, "the
general tone is vague-it implies
good things- but can easily be
worked around. As a statement of
philosophy, it is a step in the
right direction; as a statement of
policy, it seems to have little
But Dean William Haber of the.
literary college called the report
"I never heard of a problem
arising at the University where a
student's rights particularly in re-
gard to defending himself were
infringed," Haber said. He added
that,in principle, most of the pro-
visions prevail here.
Similarly, Dean Gordon Van
Wylen of the engineering college
felt there existed a "wholesome
interaction between the students
and faculty in the engineering
In regard to freer student pro-

Late World, News
By The Associated Press
ISRAEL REPLIED to the United Nations last night on a
General Assembly demand that it rescind its annexation of Old
Jerusalem, but the reply was not made public.
The last announced position of Israel was that unity of Jerus-
alem - the Israeli new part and the formerly Jordan held Old
City - "is irrevocable," The reply was in a five page letter
sent by Ambassador Gideon Rafal, head of the Israeli delega-
tion, to Secretary General U Thant.
A VIETNAM STUDY COURSE will be presented on four
successive Tuesday evenings, tonight through August 1, at the
Wesley Foundation Lounge of the First Methodist Church. The
series of public lectures and discussions is sponsored by the
Interfaith Committee for a Conference on Religion and Peace,
in cooperation with Vietnam Summer.
Prof. David Singer, of the Political Science department will
speak on "U.S. Foreign Policy and Social Revolutiops" in tonights
Prof. Eric Wolf of the Anthropojogy department, will speak
next week on "Historical, Cultural and Sociological Background
of Vietnam."
Prof. David Wuffel, from the University of Missouri will
discuss "The History of U.S. Involvement: Major Turning Points"
on July 25.
Walter Goldstein, visiting Professor from the School of Inter-
national Affairs; at Columbia University will speak on "The
Strategy of Containment and Future Conflicts in Southeast Asia"
on August 1.
The meetings are open to the public. A $1 registration fee
may be sent to the Interfaith Committee at 2235 Parkwood,
Ann Arbor, or paid at the first meeting.

tests which could be a result of
these provisions, Van Wylen said
"there is a more creative and re-
sponsible approach to solving
problems than protesting." On the
racial provision, he said recruit-
ment of Negro engineering stu-
dents requires more effort be-
cause "they are motivated toward
the social sciences."
Vice President for Student Af-
fairs, Richard Cutler, offered no
comment of the statements.
Pleasant, But Irrelevant
But John Manning, associate
dean of the Literary College at-
tacked the statements. "The doc-
ument appears to be pleasant, but
irrelevent and perhaps just sym-
patetic to the issues of today."
Manning adds, "It is basically
silly to assume that any national
effort to endorse these proposalsj
based on philosophic compromise
is going to eventually have any
impact on individual colleges."
I"Specificly, howepver, she con-j
tinues, "I agree to the student free
A spokesman of both the AAC
and the National Associations of
Student Personnel Administra-
tors, had no comment on the ac-
tual content, since it is still being
changed, but sees a basic need
to adopt these forthcoming state-
ments as official policy of colleges
and universities in the country.
Account for Diversities
"One of the difficulties in adopt-
ing a series of provisions," the
spokesman said, "is to make them
relevent to the diversities of any
college community."
A member of one of the national
associations, NSA, said one of the
aims at the meetings of the five
associations is to give the students
of small liberal arts institutions
freedom from censorship. It it
equally hopeful that other groups
and organizations of college com-
munities will accept these pro-
posals. particularly the small reli-
gious institutions, he added.
Howard University
Another representative of one
of the associations who did not
wish to be named, asserted that
the recent dismissal of several pro-
fessors and students at Howard
University promoted the ideas in
the first proposal. Similarly, the
"speaker-ban" law in such states
as North Carolina and Illinois pro-
moted part of the second state-
Reasons behind endorsing these
provisions result from the earlier
Berkeley demonstrations and spe-
cifically from an article in the
American Association of Univer-
sity Professors Bulletin of the
Winter of 1965 issue supporting
academic freedom.
Since the article in the Bulletin
was published, there have been
many . reactions among college
leaders to its views. For this as
well as other reasons, the five na-
tional college organizations are
now engaged in drawing up pro-
posals initially concerned with stu-
dent academic freedoms.

-Associated Press
Three of the eight Republican congressmen who proposed a step-by-step de-escalation of the war in
Vietnam met with newsmen yesterday in Washing ton to discuss the proposal. The co-signers are
(left) Rep. Richard Schweiker (R-Penn); F. Bradford Morse (R-Mass); and Robert Stafford (R-
Hfouse Members Su*bmit
Vietolcy Alternatives
By LUCY KENNEDY Instead, they proposed in a news steps that would not put the North
Congressman Marvin L. Esch conference yesterday that the ;Vietnamese at a military disad-
(R-Ann Arbor), joined'seven other United States should halt all vantage.
House Republicans yesterday in bombing in North Vietnam north' Examples given by the group of
proposing a diplomatic alternative of the 21st Parallel for 60 days. measureable and equivalent de-
to the administration's present If during that time the North escalatory steps by the North Viet-
policy in Vietnam. Vietnamese Government undertook namese govprnment might include:
The group said the administra- a similar step toward de-escala- the cessation of shipments to and
tion's war policy now is "unyield- tion, the United States would im- from specific military supply de-
ing and inflexible-rigidly insisting mediately halt all bombing in pots in the southern portion of
that the first concrete step toward North Vietnam north of the 20th North Vietnam; the erection of
de-escalation be taken by North parallel for 60-days-and so forth barriers on and the non-use of
Vietnam." They did not, however, through five steps. specific supply routes in North
agree with either set of the admin- The decision on what would con- Vietnam and Laos, and the release
istration's critics ("those who stitute a "similar de-escalation of U.S. prisoners of war.
would bomb more and those who step" would be made by private Rep. F. Bradford Morse (R-
would bomb less"). diplomatic interests and would be' RepksBaforMre r-
_____ _______Mass.), spokesman for the group,
said if this plan bf small steps
yy pi were successful, "a spirit of con-
Wilkins Says Sum- ner Riots fidence might emerge" between the
United States and Hanoi which
4? X could lead to peace negotiations,
M!lust Not Become 'Fixtures a similar staged de-escalation in
a7 1ll Suth Vietnam or both.

differences are being worked out
in conference committees.
Over the weekend, Senate mem-
bers of the conference committee
reportedly agreed on a figure of
.$59.1 million for the University.
However, a House conferee said
last night that the House will
stand firm on its figures, which
follow Gov. George Romney's rec-
ommendations, and fight for in-
The size of the tuition increase
depends on the Legislature's final
figure. A decision is thought un-
likely until the end of this week,
however, since Senate represent-
atives to the conference committee
will not be in Lansing until Thurs-
The University's original budget
request submitted last spring was
$74.4 million, an increase of 16.5
million over last year's appropria-
tion of $57.9 million. Included was
an estimated $5.9 million to main-
tain existing programs and cover
a 6.2 per cent enrollment increase
of 2,244 students to bring enroll-
ment to 38,307.
The $62.2 million appropriation
approved by the House would
meana shortage of $2.6 million,
or about $35 per student per term,
to cover existing programs and
increased enrollment commit-
For example, no money was al-
located for the Residential Col-
lege although the staff has al-
ready been hired to prepare for
the fall opening of the college.
Executive Vice-President Mar-
vin I. Niehuss described the House
version as "a very minimal budg-
et" on Saturday and added, "I
don't think it's going to meet the
University's needs for faculty in-
creases and salary increases. It
would about take care -of, enroll-
ment increases, which we now ex-
pect to be eight or nine per cent."

Committee to
Fight Over
Senate Plan
The Senate half of the legis-
lature's six-member conference
committee on the appropriations
budget went fishing yesterday,
leaving behind a plan ti give the
University $59.1 million.
A storm appears to, be brewing
over the figure and an amendment
which asks a freeze in non-res-
ident enrollments. The House
members have given notice they
will fight the plan, but cannot
take action until' the Senators
come back from a retreat in Craw-
ford County on Thursday.
The group had added an amend-
ment to freeze out-of-state enroll-
ment "at a level not exceeding 5
per cent more than the school's
1966-67 non-resident percentage."
The University currently has a
25.6 per cent non-resident enroll-
Rep. George Montgomery (D-
Detroit), a member of the com-
mittee said the House members
are preparing to ask for.Romney's
original requests to state-support-
ed schools "and we hope for much
more," he added.
The 14 conference committees
were chosen at random by Rep.
Robert Waldron and consist of
three members each from the
House and Senate. Agreement ap-
peared close yesterday on other
sections of the state budget and
Waldron predicted it would filially
balance at a level of about $1.1 bil-
lion for the new fiscal year.


Not Yet Decided
Postpone Regents Meeting Pending
Legislative Appropriations Decision
A University vice president confirmed yesterday that the Uni-
versity will raise tuition for the fall. However, he would not speculate
on the size of the increase.
"We haven't set the level of the increase," the vice president ex-
plained. He commented that state appropriations were inadequate to
maintain present levels of University services and said additional
reyenues had to be secured.
The Regents were expected to act on the tuition increase and
the University's fiscal 1967-68 budget at a special meeting this after-
noon but University officials announced yesterday morning that
the meeting had been postponed, probably until sometime next week.
They have been waiting for the Legislature to -agree on higher edu-
cation appropriations.
A higher education budget bill passed by the House last Friday
would provide $62.2 million for the University, compared to $58.6 mil-
lion in the Senate version. They

Vietnam Summer Project Tak
In Communities Throughout A

By The Associated Press
Roy Wilkins, executive secretary
for the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored Peo-
ple told the NAACP convention in
Boston last night, "the riot tech-
nique . . . must not become a fix-
ture of summer life."
But riots continued yesterday,
with a flare up of looting and
window smashing in Tampa, Flor-
ida and an uneasy truce in Water-
loo, Iowa.
Efforts to bring racial peace to
Tampa had been stepped up yes-
terday but a new outbreak of loot-
ing and window smashing by
young Negroes was reported.
James Hammand, director of
the city's commission on human
relations, said he was negotiating
with police to enlarge the city
e eHold
In a pilot project of door-to-
door campaigning in a 14-block
area of Detroit, workers found
that 60-70 persons said they would
be willing to attend meetings at
homes in their area and more said
they would be willing to take the
literature. (About half the resi-
dents were not at home.)
Neighborhood Programs
About five homes were found
in which residents said such meet-
ings could take place. The Viet-
nam Summer people are present-
ly helping local residents to take

of 90 businesses to a mass meet-
ing today to discuss employment
of more Negroes.
Waterloo police, in an effort to
avert a repetition of Sunday
night's Negro riot, announced a 10
p.m. curfew for "all young per-
sons" would be strictly enforced.
Mayor Lloyd Turner said the
curfew applied to all young per-
sons in the city.
Meanwhile, Wilkins told the
opening session of the 58th an-
nual convention of NAACP that
"our group cannot make solid
progress as a result of the actions'
of a riotous few."
His remarks were in a prepared
Wilkins said congressmen who
refuse to enact legislation such as
the civil rights bill of 1967 "are
creating the atmosphere in which
an outbreak of violence can occur.
Wilkins issued a call to all civil
rights groups to "exploit the
breakthroughs that have been
opened up."
And he gave credit to militant
Negro leaders for shaking up some
Negroes and whites who "badly
needed the treatment."
"In this connection the real
service of militants should not b
underestimated," he said, " . . . in
spite of the raucous activity, their

table but will change a limited
war to a total war.
Joining Esch and Bradford in
the proposal were Reps. John R.
'Dellenback (R-Ore.), Frank J.
Horton (R-N.Y.) Charles Math-
ias, Jr. (R-Md.), Charles A. Mos-
her (R-Ohio), Richard S. Sch-
weiker (R-Pa.), and Robert T.
Stafford (R-Vt.).

National Engineering Academy
'Plans Sesquicentennial Meetig

youth patrol on a permanent basis. Steady escalation of the war
The commission invited owners will not, the group feels, force
North Vietnam to the negotiating

The National Academy of Eng-
ineering will hold its third au-
tum meeting here, September
21-22, as part of the University's
Sesquicentennial celebration and
consider the topic "Engineering
for the Benefit of Mankind."
Nine distinguished speakers,
most of whom are engineers and
members of the Academy, will ex-
amine the outlook for the next
three decades for developments in
energy, materials, structures, fluid

Alvord and Francis Fisher on "In-
strumentation for Mechanical
Engineers," Professor Edward Ep-
stein on "Satellites for Weather
Observations," Professor Emmet
Leith on "Fundamentals of Len-
seless Photography," Professor
Bertram Herzog on "Time-Shar-
ing Computers: Their effect on
Engineering Use of Computers,"
Professor Walton Hancock on
"Predicting Human Performance

Professors Harm Buning and Les-
lie Jones on "Upper Atmosphere
and Space Activities."
An evening session will be held
featuring Dean Gordon 'Van-
Wylen, who will discuss the status
and goals of the college. Professor
J. G. Eisley will talk about trends
in undergraduate education and
Associate Dean Norman Scott will
discuss trends irl graduate edu-

The Vietnam Summer Project is
off to a strong start in half a
dosen Michigan communities.
That assessment of the com-
munity-organizing "t e a c h-o u t"
movement against the war in Viet-
nam comes from George A. White,'
'65, full-time field secretary for
the state-based project.
Vietnam Summer was organized
earlier this year by war opponents
in the New York-Boston and Ber-
keley-San Francisco areas. Rev.
Martin Luther King announced
the program in a speech at the
Spring Mobilization march to New
York in April.
Since' that time, hundreds of
communities have begun their own
projects. with over 4,000 volunteer

ical, informal discussion, door-to-
door and draft information cam-
The Ann Arbor Vietnam Sum-
mer committee purchased the city
library's old bookmobile for $300
and is paying off the cost in $25
shares. The bookmobile has been
repainted bright yellow and put
into almost continuous use in a
"peacemobile" project that tours
shopping centers, fairs and parks
in neighborhoods where literature
is passed out or door-to-door can-
vassing is going on.
The "peacemobile" went to Yp-
silanti on the morning of July 4th
and took part in the parade. Over
1500 leaflets with the theme "Sup-
port Our Boys: Bring Them
Home" were passed out. Sur-

The door-to-door campaign has
over three dozen persons working
to contact people for mailing lists
and organize neighborhood dis-
cussion groups on the war.
"Thiryt persons may not sound
like much," said White, "but with
careful planning, they can cover
an awful lot of ground in a short
time." Last night, a mass meeting
at the Unitarian Church ended
with dividing up the crowd into
small units, giving general orienta-
tion on canvassing and leafletting
door-to-door in the Burns Park
Good Coverage
Detroit's Vietnam Summer pro-
ject got underway two weeks ago
at a press conference to announce
its opening which was given good

shock techniques, and their over- mechanics, radio astronomy. sys-

simplification of complex issues,
they have shaken up Negroes and
whites . . . their service outweighs
their disservice."
Wilkins again criticized the
concpet of "black power" by say-
ing "the important thing is not
the color of any other abstract at-
titude of power, but the effective
exercise of power for good pur-

tems-and designs, and environ-
mental and biological engineer-
All of the Symposium sessions
will be open to the public and
each talk will be followed by
comments from one or more of
the participants.
Engineering Convocation
The College of Engineering will

over the direction of their neigh- poses." hold its convocation September
borhood's effort, and other neigh- He said progress on civil rights 21. Augusus B. Kinzel, founder of
borhoods are being contacted in a was ".undeniable, but painfully in- the Academy of Engineering and
similar tactic. adequate." its first president, will be one of
Lansing has "one of the best- The chief executive officer of the main speakers. Kinzel is now
organized projects in the state," the oldest and largest civil rights' president of the Salk Institute

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