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Warming trend over
the weekend

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom




Tradition has it that Ann Arbor
"becomes a village" when summer
Many people believe nothing
happens on campus during the
long four months between winter
term finals and the first all-cam-
pus mixer in the fall. With about
two-thirds of the University's
scholars, young and old, off to
recuperate from the past year and
r brace themselves for the next,
what can happen?
But the city is not entirely life-
less, nor is the University. Those
students who remained at school
for half or all of the spring-sum-
mer trimester were the same
struggling souls they were in fall
and winter, though a bit warmer.
Ann Arbor businessmen still
profited off them, city officials
still griped about them, and those

administrators who also remained9
in the city tried to keep them "un-
der control."
This summer, classes began on
May 3. But the action didn't wait
for the first day of the term, or
for the first issue of The Daily.
Two days before, the municipal
court ruled that the much-debated+
film "Flaming Creatures" was ad-
missable as evidence in the Cine-
ma Guild "obscenity" hearings. I
The summer-long controversy'
in the state Legislature over high-1
er education appropriations be-
gan, and the House defeated for
the first time Romney's bill for+
a state income tax. SpeculationsI
began that the low amounts al-
loted state educational institu-
tions would force a tuition hike
The Faculty Senate established
a six-member committee-four

t's What's
faculty members and two students Johnson's draft plan, which would
-to review mass media at the Uni- continue undergraduate student
versity, including The Daily, the deferments.
University Record, WUOM and June started out on a more or
WCBN. They will begin meeting less humorous note, for those who
this fall. have a morbid sense of humor. Due
May 6 saw the opening of the to a computer error, the Univer-
second Sesquicentennial Confer- sity sent hundreds of yellow and
ence on "Higher Education in To- blue "Welcome to Michigan" ori-
morrow's World," an event which entation folders to in-state stu-
introduced a summer-long sched- dents-even those who had been
ule of luncheons, conferences and rejected.
guest speakers to commemorate The humor did not last long,
the University's 150th year. however. A long-troubled Middle
The Univei ty's150thear. edEast broke out into open conflict,
The middle of the month passed and prompted heated debate here
with little of note happening on on campus. The hot summer Diag
campus, execept for Regent Alvin was the scene of a day-long teach-
Bentley's surprise gift of $500,000 in sponsored by the Arab Stu-
to the University for an endowed dents' Association. Students from
chair in history. Egypt and Syria distributed mim-
The end of May, however, eographed statements of the Arab
brought a major story, and relief position, and fielded angry or just
to many worried male students- curious questions from the small
the House gave final approval to crowd gathered around their ta-

bles in front of the General Li-
June was an eventful month. It
saw the resignation of Regent
Frederick C. Matthael, and the
appointment of his son to finish
out his term. A liaison commit-
tee between University students
and city officials was established,
and a new city housing ordinance
was passed, designating responsi-
bility for mose care and main-
tenance of apartments to land-
Voice, the University chapter of
Students for a Democratic So-
ciety, was refused University funds
to subsidize their national conven-
tion here on the grounds that the
convention could not be consid-
ered an "educational experience."
The convention was still held here,
however, and for a week Ann Ar-
bor overflowed with students

Ha pening,

The Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee cut the state higher educa-.
tion budget to $58.6 million, and
added wording intended to make
out-of-state students bear the
brunt of tuition increases; to the
tune of $600-$700. University Pres-
ident Harlan Hatcher promptly
attacked the Senate plan as "im-
practical and unrealistic."
As June became July, the House
delayed action on the amended
fiscal package, and University Ad-
ministrators extended the current
budget for an interim week. Fin-
ally, the University's appropria-
tion from the Legislature was set
at $59.1 million, the lowest per-
centage of increase over last year
given to any school on the higher
education budget. The necessity
for a fall tuition hike - long
expected - was confirmed, and

the Regents began confering to
decide on he, exact amount.
Meanwhile, University Towers,
under new management, made the
news with a revolutionary (for
Ann Arbor) eight-month lease.
Under the new plan, the apart-
ment management will take over
the responsibility of sub-letting
apartments in the summer, and
students intending to stay only
for the fall and winter terms will
not need to pay ten-months rent
for the opportunity of leaving
after eight months.
Rioting broke out in Detroit,
after two weeks of intermittent
disturbances in other major cities,
and concerned students mobilized
to organize blood drives and, after
the city had calmed, work crews
to go in and try to clean up the
blocks of debris and help re-locate
displaced familes.

President Hatcher announced
dorm fee hikes to be effective in
the fall, from $25 for triples to
$70 for singles, and all the stu-
dents sat back and waited for the
Regents to tell them just how
much more tuition they would
have to pay.
Finally, early in August, the
1o n g - awaited announcement
came. Out-of-state tuition for
both graduates and undergradu-
ates was rised $300, in-state un-
dergraduate tuition $72, and in-
state graduate tuition was raised
Now the party - or the grind
- is nearly over. Next week, the
thousands of summer students will
leave Ann Arbor and return to
their own home towns for a brief
taste of non-academic life before
the Great Influx of students into
The City begins again.

Selective Service Details
Deferment Requirements

GA Asks Probe
Of 'U' Rent Policy
Goes to Legislature After Meeting
With Feldkamp Brings No Accord

LANSING JW)-The State Selec-
tive Service System yesterday an-
nouced detailed instructions for
new college deferment require-
ments, as sent to local draft
Col. Arthur Holmes, state Di-
rector of Civil Service, said the
changes carry out provisions of
the Military Selective Service Act
which became ,effective in July.
Holmes said although require-
ments for undergraduate student
deferments have been liberalized,

those requesting such deferments
no longer will be eligible for defer-
ment as fathers.I
Local boards have been instruct-
ed to defer undergraduate stu-
dents as long as they are satisfac-
torily pursuing a full-time college
program and 'are making propor-
tionate progress toward their de-
gee each academic year.I
They may be deferred until they
receive their bachelor's degree,
cease to perform satisfactorily or

keep its building in Washington which was supplied by the Cen-
tral Intelligence Agency, but JNSA must pay the remainder of the
The' building was expected to be a major issue at NSA's Na-
tional Student Congress, which convenes tomorrow at the Uni-
versity of Maryland. Several radical and liberal speakers which
L NSA has invited have refused to speak because they said NSA
should give up all benefits it received from its association with
the CIA. Speakers who have refused include Arthur Waskow of
the Institute for Policy Studies, Andrew Kopkind of the New
Republic, Sol Stern of Ramparts magazine, and Mike Wood who
revealed the NSA-CIA link in Ramparts.
* * * *
ANN ARBOR'S NEWEST one-way street pattern will go into
effect at 9 a.m. Sunday. Strategically located policemen will as-
sist motorists through a "breaking in" period.
Major changes involve switching Division Street from a two-
way to a one-way street northbound between Hill and Beakes,
changing Fifth Ave. from a one-way street northbound to a one
way street southbound between Beakes and Madison, and making
Fourth Ave. a two-way street from its present one-way south-
on bound status.

attain the age of 24, whichever is
The undergraduate must re-
quest a deferment in writing and
arrange to have his college certify
his student status at the start of
each school year.
Local boards will no longer use
reports of class standing or college
test scores as criteria for student
New graduate requirement will
be stiffer. After Oct. 1, of this
year, only graduate students in the
health sciences or other. critical
fields designated by the Director
of Selective Service may be de-
Students entering graduate
school for the first time by Octo-
ber may be deferred for one year.
Graduate students starting their
second or later year of graduate
study by October may be deferred
for one more year to obtain their
master's degree or not to exceed
a total of five years, including all,
previous years of graduate study,
to earn their doctorate or profes-
sional degree.
Michigan local boards have
been instructed to allow college
students to request deferments up
until October. At that time all stu-
dent classifications will be recon-
Registrants who do not request
deferment in writfng and who do
not obtain certification of their
student status' by their colleges
will be subject to reclassification
into a class available for military7
With this issue The Daily
concludes publication,; for the
summer. The Daily will return
with preview issues on Aug. 29
and 31. Regular publication re- f
sumes Sept.' 1.,

Daily-Thomas R. Copi
All right, you guys ,. . summer- is .abost over .. . final exams. start next week and registration for
the fall trimester is only a few short weeks away. So stop goofing off and hit those books like you
should've been doing all term.'
Schools Take Budget in Stride
But Deans Cautious on Trend

Graduate Assembly is asking
the state Legislature to inquire
into the amount of rent paid for
apartments owned' by the Univer-
sity, GA President Roy Ashmall
said yesterday.
Ashmall said he wants the Leg-
islature to find out why there is
a difference between rents paid:
for University apartments and
rents paid for Eastern Michigan
University apartments.
"EMU rents appear to be 20-25
per cent lower for the same type
of apartment," he said, while the
closeness of the two institutions
indicates costs should be about the
Ashmall said his other reason
for contacting the--legislature-is
that "John Feldkamp, director of
University housing, has refused to
negotiate any further" in a dis-
pute over the lack of notice given
of a recent raise in rents for
married student apartments.
On Monday GA began circulat-
ing a petition threatening the Uni-
versity with a rent strike unless
this raise is delayed, at least until
Jan. 1.
Feldkamp has suggested that
the raise might be put off until
Oct. 1. Ashmall doubts the resi-
dents will accept this.
Signers of the petition, Which
sets Sept. 1 as the start of the
strike, will meet this weekend to
reach a final decision on their ac-
tion. Ashmall said he is hopeful
that at least 250 of the 925 famil-
ies affected by the raise will with-
hold the increase in 'rents from
the University.
So far, about 280 families have
signed. Ashmall, while anticipat-
ing that some of these might
change their minds and not join
the rent strike, said there were
a number of residents, now away
for the summer, who might join
when they return.
Feldkamp has said that if the
rent strike is long and costly, he
might withhold credit from those
failing to pay their rent, or as a
last resort, evict them.
Ashmall said the assembly has
already contacted several legisla-
tors, but noted it might be some

time before the Legislature, which
is not now in session, could take
up GA's request.
In 1965, a subcommittee of the
state House of Representatives
held hearings on campus on the
University's use of income from
tuition and residence hall fees.
ith Board
Contract negotiations between
the Board of Education and the
Ann Arbor Teachers Association
(AATA) have been tentatively
scheduled to reopen next Wednes-
day, School Board President Haz-
en Schumacher announced yester-
He also said that it would be'
very difficult to open school as
scheduled September 7. "It is ob-
vious that it is the position of the
teachers that school can open on
time if the board just gives in to
their demands,".he continued. "It
is possible that we might have
to seek help from the state
mediation and - fact - finding"
Schumacher added.
At Thursday night's meeting of
the AATA, David Stipe a key ne-
gotiator for the teachers, said,
"we continue to recommend a
favorable ratification of the agree-
ment, but we urge those of you
who have not voted . . . not to
vote until further notice."
The recommendation is appar-
ently designed to forestall the rat-
ification process until the AATA
has had some chance to try to
regain some of the economic con-
cessions made during the negotia-
tions which followed the second
defeat of a 512 mill tax increase.
- No formal action was taken on
Stipe's proposal since the number
of teachers present was less than
the 385 required for a quorum. But
Stipe felt those present supported
the plan.



Daily News Analysit

The University's academic com-
munity appears to be taking the
inevitable austeri'try of the Univer-
sity's tuition hikes and budget
slashes calmly, but with a wary
eye for the future.
The admissions and financial
aids offices report that students
also appear to be taking the news
in stride. "The tuition hike hasn't
even become a topic of conversa-
tion around the office yet," said
one counsellor.


Hart Says Senate Hearings Musi
Into Underlying Causes of Urba

Special To The Daily
could talk in Bloomfield Hills un-
til he was white in the face and
nothing would happen. But if he
went into downtown Detroit with-
out opening his mouth he might
be able to start a riot," Sen. Philip
Hart (D-Mich.) said yesterday in
an interview with The Daily.
He emphasized that it is not
only important that law-break-
ing be examined in the upcoming
senate hearings on riots, but also
the underlying causes. The Senate
has been engaged in debate on
a proposal to authorize Sen. John
McClelland's (D-Afk.) permanent
investigating subcommittee to
look into the disorders which
struck over 70 American cities
this summer.
"This investigation must not
concern itself solely with better

The Senate Judiciary Commit-
tee, chaired by ' James O. East-
land (D-Miss.), this week heard
testimony from a long list of po-
lice chiefs on alledged subversive
influence during the riots. But
Hart believes this approach super-
ficial saying, "we have to know
what it's like to live in the slums."
He said he asked a Cleveland po-
liceman what it's like to live in
the Hough area, and the officer
said he had "no idea."
As an aftermath to the rioting
the Senator predicted an exten-
sive investigation into current
federal projects.'"We need a crit-
ical analysis of the effectiveness
of existing programs - the war
on poverty and federal aid to
health and education. We then
have to decide what programs are
bad and what can be done to im-
prove them. This requires not only
a public effort but the involve-

But there isn't this concern about
pumping resources into the cities,"
he noted.
Hart believes the public and
its elected respresentitives will
eventually come around to ac-
cepting a wider responsibility for
eradicating inferor living condit-
ions. "We were always labeled big
spenders," he quipped, "but now
I hope people will say it might
have been better bookkepping if
we had put funds to constructive
use instead of spending them to
offset $500 million worth of dam-
ages in Detroit."
He credits the Johnson admin-
istration with a key role in rec-
ognizing and attempting to deal
with these problems. "When it
wasn't popular, this administra-
tion was espousing the Teacher
Corps and Head Start programs-
things which have proved suc-
cessful today. We are also grad-

In Riots
the war expenditures have given+
a very convenient excuse to those
waging war on the poverty pro-
gram itself."
At the same time, Hart has
deep misgivings about the U.S.
committment in Asia. Having re-
turned from a June fact-finding
tour of the Far East, including
Vietnam, he voiced disagreement
with House minority leader Gerald
Ford (R-Grand Rapids), who this
week called for expansion of the
bombing. "I don't think we're out{
to destroy the North, but I am
unhappy with as limited a war as
we have now," Hart said. "In fact,
I would hope that somehow we
could persuade the United Nations
to move in and attempt a resolu-
tion. It is apparent that a military
victory is not the answer; we have
to solve it politically."t
His trip left him with two dis-
tinct impressions. The first was

"The out-of-state fees do not
put our tuition out of line with
the private school group to whom
we compare," said Dean William
N. Hubbard of the Medical School.
"Our policy for the last eight
years has been that non-resident,
tuition should approximate that
of medical schools of the Harvard-
Columbia-Yale-Chicago caliber,"
he explained. Feesfor non-res.
ident medical, dental and pharm-
acy students are the highest in the
University at $1,900.
Assistant Dean Roy Proffitt of
the Law School concurs with this
assessment of the tuition boost
that places law tuition at $1,500.
"It's too early to determine how
much other private law school
fees wil rise, but among the finest
law schools," he said, "we're still
the bargain."
The Legislature increased the
University allocation by only $1.2
million this year, in spite of a re-
quest for a $16 million increase.
Academic officials appeared con-
cerned that this negative attitude
on the part of state support would
continue in the future.
"Being a clinician, I liken the
effects to a case of malnutrition,"
explained Hubbard, "There is an
insidious, rather than dramatic,
effect. We're certainly not being
starved, but like malnutrition af-
fects the child more tnan the
adult, major damage is being done
to new programs.
"How much longer this can go
on without permanent damage is
anybody's guess," he continued.
Harold H. Harger, assistant to
the Dean of the Engineering Col-
lege, admitted the tight budget
presented "grave uncertainties for
the future."
"One can tolerate a rigorous
situation for a period of time,"
said Harger. "But it is inevitable
in day-to-day situations that the
austerity will affect the quality as

the Office of Research Admin-
istration is contacting various na-
tional agencies in efforts to ex-
tend students' training and re-
search grants to cover the amount
of tuition increases.
Under the University's block-'
grant program, in which indivi-
dual departments are given liberty
to dispense funds to its students
as it sees fit, the University will
provide additional allocations to
complement current tutition sti-
Most departments had been
forewarned by their respective
deans that the University would
be left with a deficit in their bud-
get requests. Thus fiscal programs
had been prepared in advance to
meet the strictures required by the
austerity budget. Nevertheless dif-
ficultie s are expected in several

Thant, Romney Talks Highlight
Orientalist Congress Next Week

An address by UN Secretary-
General U Thant will highlight the
27th session of the International
Congress of Orientalists here next
An estimated 2000 scholars from
more than 50 countries will at-
tend the congress, making it the
largest international conference
ever held in Ann Arbor.
Presentation of papers and
scholarly discussion of the human-
ities and 'social sciences of the
geographical area "from Moroc-
co eastward to Japan and Indo-
nesia" will be the chief business
of the congress.
Founded in 1873 as a convention
of European scholars interested in

at Hill Auditorium on Friday.
In addition to the general meet-
ings, the congress will consist of
morning and afternoon sessions.
The morning program is divided
into 10 general areas of study,
with numerous subsections in each.
The 10 areas to be discussed in-
clude the Ancient Near East, Near
East and Islamic World, South
Asia in Ancient and Classical
Times, Modern South Asia, South-
east Asia, Early China, Modern
China, Japan; Korea and Central
Asian Studies.
The 15 special afternoon pro-
grams will be interdisciplinary in
nature. "American scholars will
present comparative studies in
various areas of modern interest

two Oriental art exhibitions anc
two concerts of Oriental and West
ern . music to coincide with th
The 700 foreign scholarsnwi
be housed in West Quadrangle
while visiting Americans will liv
in South Quadrangle. Dietitian
have been weeks in planning a:
international fare which will b
suitable for the Buddhist, Chris
tian, Confucist, Hindu, Jewish
and Moslem scholars.
With the help of a committe
of University near and Far East
ern specialists, the West Qua
kitchen has developed menus in
cluding both Oriental and "typ
ically American" food, and de
signed to conform to the dietar



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