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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXVII, No. 14S

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN; SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1967

SEVEN CENTS "

SIX P

INCOME TAX:
Senate Approves Tax Reform;
House To Delay Vote on Issue

Voice Protests at
Induction Ofice

Regent Bentley Gives
$500,000 to Establish
Chair in History et

By WALLACE IMMEN
Special To The Daily
LANSING-The fate of action
on the state's appropriations
budget appeared more unsettled
than ever yesterday after the
State Senate's approval of Gov.
George Romney's tax reform pack-
age.
An air of caution prevaded the
state Legislature, though House
minority leader Rep. William
Ryan (D-Detroit) noted Demo-
crats are more receptive to a tax
plan now that it has received
Senate approval.
He predicted a delay in voting
on the measure to allow for nego-
tiations, which should take at
'least a week.
Major Provisions
The major provisions of the
package adopted yesterday by the
Senate are:
" A 2% per cent personal in-
come tax with a $600 per person
exemption.
* A 5% per cent corporate in-
come tax.
* An increase from 50 cents to
a dollar per $1,000 in the intan-
gibles tax paid by financial in-
stitutions on customer deposits.
Repeal of the business activ-
ities tax.
* A $15 .per person credit on
state income tax for sales taxes
paid.
" An increase in exemptions
from $20 to $100 in intangibles
taxes paid by individuals on
stocks and bonds.
" A credit toward state income
tax of one-half of city income
taxes paid..
Appropriations Budget Waits
Meanwhile, the Senate's big-
gest remaining job of the session,
the appropriations budget, must
wait in committee.
The chairman of the Senate
Appropriations Committee, Frank
Beadle (R-Port Huron) explained
that no state agency budgets can
be reported out until it is clear
whether or not more revenues
from a tax reform will be avail-
able. Romney's original budget in-
cludes $255 million in expected
new revenue from tax reform.
Without that money, the state
will have an operating deficit of
$182.3 million after all planned
allocations.
Austerity Budget
In order to avoid this Romney
has prepared an alternative "aus-
terity budget," which would cut
state programs to the bare mini-
mum (by about 15 per cent). This
plan would balance the books.

Since the total education por-
tion of the original budget is
$271.6 million, that would mean
about a $40 million slash in money
available for education appropria-
tions.
Educators have been demanding
positive action on fiscal reform to
avoid what one legislator described
as "educational suicide."
"We can make fast work of
the fiscal reform package now,"
claimed Vincent J. Pettipren (D-
Inkster). "We've been marking
time waiting for the Senate vote."
The plan which Democrats find
most favorable is distinctly dif-
ferent from the package approved
by the Senate. The plan forward-
ed by Ryan calls for a surtax on

both individual and corporate fed-
eral taxes, instead of a flat rate of
2% per cent and 5% per cent.
Other provisions of the plan re-
semble the Senate package except
for a proposed rebate on state
sales tax.
A caucus and a survey of Demo-
cratic House members has been
called when action resumes on
Monday. Republican leaders hope
to pick up enough support for a
vote by Friday.
Explaining the surtax, Ryan
called a graduated income tax
"grossly unfair."
"It is difficult enough for Dem-
ocrats to get enthusiastic over any
non-graduated tax, we won't take
this without compromise."

NEWS WIRE
DETROIT-Michigan will pat itself on the back while looking
to the future in the next eight days. It's Michigan Week beginning
today.
Volunteers will be spreading the word of the state's accom-
plishment's and opportunities
The goal? To sell Michigan to itself and to the world, says
Dr. Edgar L. Harden, Northern Michigan University president'
and general chairman of Michigan Week.
The celebration is billed as the only one held by any state.
The spectrum of Michigan life will be in focus-Religion, gov-
ernment, history, agriculture, tourism and youth are among the
subjects..
LANSING-The State Department of Education wlll initiate
a guarantee loan program next fall for students in post-high
school vocational, trade, business and technical schools in the
state.
The program is part of the new National Vocational Student
Loan Program set up by the' federal government.
Regulations governing state operation of the program will
be determined at a public hearing June 8 at the Michigan State
University Student Union. Representatives from business schools,
schools of cosmetology, aviatior and other trade or technical
schools are expected to attend the hearing.
Under the program, loans will be made by private lending
institutions with state allocations of the federal funds used to
guarantee their repayment. A total of $72,000 has been allotted
to Michigan for the program. and will serve approximately 1,000
students, the State Department of Education estimates.
Only- students who are not eligible for state loans under
present programs for students in community colleges and four
year colleges or universities will be eligible for vocational student
loans.

By AVIVA KEMPNER
Special To The Daily;
DETROIT-About 30 members
of Voice Political Party demon-
strated without incident in front
of Detroit's Fort Wayne Induction
Center yesterday morning.
While Voice picketed and passed
out literature, one member, James
Russo, reported for his pre-induc-
tion physical. He planned to talk
with the inductees inside about
the war and the draft, but he was
kept isolated.
Russo also did not complete his
physical. Because he thought "the
purpose is to intimidate the in-
dividual." He refused to undress
or sign required papers. At the
time of his escorted release of-
ficials refused to comment on the'
consequences of Russo's failure to
complete his physical.
It was later reported that the
officials stated that "a report will,
be sent to his local draft board."
Another member also managed
to enter Fort Wayne in an effort
to pass out literature inside. He
said, however, that the men were
prevented from accepting the leaf-I
lets and the ones received in front
of Fort Wayne were seized inside.
Under the surveillance of the
military and Detroit police, the
demonstration continued for over
two hours starting about 7 a.m.
The signs contained such mes-
sages as "No Draft for an Unjust
War" and "The Rich Make Wars,
The Poor Fight Them." The leaf-
lets consisted of both anti-war and
anti-draft material.
The M.P.'s ,required that' the
picketers restrict themselves to
specific sidewalk areas, and adhere
to the sign, "U.S. Government
Property, No Trespassing."
The demonstration was prompt-
ed by Russo's request for Voice
support at his pre-induction phys-
ical. Formerly a University stu-
dent, he took his file from his
local draft board office in Wayne,
Mich., last week. The Federal
Bureau of Investigation is re-+
ported to be investigating Russo
for this interference with Selective
Service procedures which could re-
sult in federal charges.+
He has had no contact with the
FBI since May 8, the day he took
the file. If the FBI had arrested
Russo at the induction center yes-+
terday morning, Voice members
had decided beforehand to appear
at his arraignment and ask for his
release.
Russo is also one of the 200+
youth who burned their draft1
cards during the peace march in
New York last month. He is cur-l

and information
rights."

about their

Larson, Wins
Wayne State
Council Race
By MIKE THORYN
Special To The Daily
DETROIT--Wayne State Stu-
dent-Faculty Council Chairman
Charles Larson was the over-
whelming Student-Faculty Council
vote leader as counting finished
in a long crowded room on the
fifth floor of David Mackenzie
Hall.
Students apparently heard and
read his name enough times dur-
ing the past days of the Wayne
Student Movement to place him
at the head of the ballot. Not all
the other leaders of the movement
were successful in vying for the
eight places open on the Council.
The person with the second most
votes, Paul Tanner, is considered
a liberal, but was not associated
with the movement.
The Council, composed of eigh-
teen student members and eight
faculty members appointed by1
Wayne President Keast, choseI
their chairman from the student
members. Larson appears to be
the likely choice for chairman,
though he said that his reappoint-
ment chances ware "hard to say."
Balloting, which was held Wed-
nesday and Thursday, was by the
preference system. Students elect-
ed eight candidates by placing;
numbers through 8 next to the
name. Candidates receiving a:
number 1 after their name receive$
eight points, two, seven points,f
and so on. The eight candidatesE
with the most points are elected.t
About 2,000 people voted, 7 per7
cent of the student body.
Charges made by some S-FC t
candidates that the election didf
not receive sufficient publicityE
were denied by Daily Collegianr
editor Zartan Kupelian. "We hadE
to find out petitioning was open.
It was not announced by S-FC,"
he said.

rently classified as a conscientious
objector by his local draft board.
Former Voice chairman Michael
Zweig, grad, explained that Voice
was "trying to give the guys re-
porting for their physicals a dif-
ferent point of view on the war

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
REGENT ALVIN M. BENTLEY

APARTHEIDISM:{
'Shareholdelrs Defy
1 *1
GM S. African Act
By NEAL BRUSS an Episcopal committee at the
Special To The Daily meeting, called f6r an end to in-
vestment of new funds and prof-
DETROIT-A New York paint- its in South African plants. He
er, Arthur Hughes, this week gave asked GM officials to:
$80,000 of General Motors Corpor-
ation common stock to the Afri- ! End discriminatory wages.
can Aid and Legal Defense Fund 0 Publicize South African wage
to protest GM activities in the scales.
Republic of South Africa.
Hughes yesterday announced the Establish a minimum wage
transfer of his 955 shares at the above the poverty level.
annual GM stockholders meeting *9Break connections with the
at Cobo Hall here. His announce- South . African Federation, the
ment came at the end of an aft- semi-official propaganda source.
ernoon of protest against GM: 0Make certain that its plants
South African activities. are not manufacturing vehicles
The fund is a tax-exempt affil- which can be converted for mill-
iate of the American Committee tary uses.
on Africa. Christopher Hobson, a Chicago
Classification Differences stockholder, said at the meeting
White workers at the GM plant that the question for GM is
at Port Elizabeth are classified as whether the company "is going to
skilled workers while non-whitesI extend the concern for the com-
are classified as unskilled and-are munity which it says it feels for
paid less. than subsistence wages, the United States or be a partner
according to Hughes. "I am horr- in apartheid."

By MARK LEVIN
The University Regents at the
monthly meeting yesterday ai
nounced the donation of $500,0'
by Regent Alvin Bentley (F
Owosso) to establish an endowE
chair in history.
To be called the A.M. and :
P. Bentley Chair in History, tl
gift represents the first ful
endowed chair given to the $f
Million Program by an individu
donor. Bentley, who is present
convalescing from major surger
is chairman of the major gif
committee for the $55 M prograi
Bentley is currently pursuing h-
doctorate in history at the Un
versity.
"The Bentley endowment pe
mits us to attract a senior schol
of international reputation wl
will add further luster to the di
tinguished reputation of our fa
ulty," .explained History Depar
ment Chairman William B. Wi]
cox.
The endowment allows appoin
ment of a scholar in whatever fie
the history department finds tl
most outstanding candidate, b
does not restrict successive a:
pointments to that field.
"The Bentley name and that
the University have a long ar
distinguished association" Unive
sity President Harlan Hatch
commented. "We are grateful
Regent Bentley for making so ge:
erous a gift to link them togeth
permanently."
In other action, the Regents aj
proved the establishment of tl
Arthur H. Vandenberg Lectur
ship Fund, to honor the late R
publican Senator from Michiga
who served as chairman of tl
Senate Foreign Relations Commi
tee.
The first five years of the pr
gram will be financed by sever
undesignated gifts to the Unive
sity. The lectureship fund will 1
located in the political science. d
partment and will be administer
by a faculty commmittee which
being chosen by Samuel J. Elder
veld, chairman of the politic
science department and Executi
Vice-President Marvin L. Niehu:
Also announced at the meeti
were 253 faculty promotions. T1
names of the faculty members w
not be released until May 22.
Seventy-five associate professe
were promoted to the rank of ft
professor effective with the sta
>of' the 1967-68 school year
August. Ninety-five assistant pr
fessors were made associate pr
fessors and 83 instructors and le
turers were promoted to assistal
professorships.

FORCED COMMITTEE FORMATION:
Students, Faculty Opposed '54 Dismissals

By PAT O'DONOHUE
Second of a Series
"It seems very clear to me that
the special committee was estab-
lished because of the strong fac-
ulty and student opposition to the
firings," commented H. Chandler
Davis Thursday on the 1954 dis-
missals of himself and Prof. Mark
Nickerson, of the Medical School,
for refusing to answer questions
posed by the House Un-American
Activities Committee (HUAC).
When the University initiated
disciplinary proceedings against
the three professors, Davis, Nick-
erson and Prof. Clement Markert
of the zoology department, who
had refused to give out informa-
tion on their political beliefs, it fell

heir to bitter charges of violating
academic freedom.
"Nobody's freedom has been in-
vaded or abridged at the Univer-
sity," President Harlan Hatcher
told the Facutly Senate two
months after dismissing Davis and
Nickerson.
The teachers' strongly disagreed
and were supported by the Uni-
versity Senate, the faculty's of-
ficial vote, and later by the Amer-
ican Association of University Pro-
fessors (AAUP), as well as by
numerous students.
Their cases became the focal
point for much of the campus re-
action to the tensions which the
Congressional investigations had
generated. And in the four or five

months between the teacher's ap-
pearances before HUAC and the
end of the most intense reaction to
their dismissals, much was re-
vealed about the thinking of many
members of the University com-
munity.
Within hours after the three
appeared before HUAC, which was
then conducting investigations in
Lansing, Hatcher suspended them
from the faculty.
According to procedures estab-
lished u p o n recommendations
from the Faculty Senate (with
Hatcher's concurrence, several
months before, when HUAC an-
nounced its plan for an investiga-
tion), the university administra-
tion had to investigate the three
cases. A decision on whether the
men should be recommended for
reinstatement or dismissal would
follow the faculty investigation.
"It "was made very clear to us
that the University had negotiated,
before the subpoenas were issued,
with HUAC and had persuaded the
committe to cut down the list of
subpoenas to a small enough list
of hard-core radicals that the
University would be willing to
fire," explained Davis in Thurs-
day's interview. "I think that the
fact that any of us survived is
another clear indication that the
opposition to the firings was much
stronger than they had anti-
cipated," he added.
The executive board of the
literary college began closed-
door questioning of Prof. Markert
and Davis immediately, and the
medical school executive board
followed shortly by launching its

said "I think now that I should
have had open hearings. I had
nothing to gain from closed hear-
ings."
Soon after both executive com-
mittees had reported to Hatcher
recommending reinstatement, the
president asked a special advisory
committee of the faculty to make
its own investigation of all three
men. It began its hearings in the
summer of 1954, although, "theo-
retically the fact that all three of;
us would be fired was clear some-;
time in April. It's just that they
(the administration) had to toss it
off to the faculty by keeping,
Markert," claimed Davis.
"The majority of the committee
was sympathetic. They were trying
to get a general picture of a fine
upstanding academic, even though
left-wing, that they would feel
justified in saying 'he's all right',"
said Davis. "I simply said to them,
'what do you suspect me of? If
you suspect me of anything that
has to do with my competence,
then let's discuss it, but all you're
asking me about is politics.'"
He cited an example: "For in-
stance, one of the things they did
was to get six questions from
HUAC.
"HUAC had assured the admin-
istration that they were sticking
to, the hardcore radicals but they
didn't really have much on me so
afterwards, when the University
was getting together material to
fire me, HUAC gave them the most
insignificant little things, like an
appearance on a particular plat-
form. I told the committee that it
had no business regarding this as

asks the Regents to fire Davis be-
cause his refusal to answer ques-
tions both before HUAC and the
special Senate committee was "in-
excusable in a member of our pro-
fession."
Davis' statement on his dis-
missal claimed that "Public in-
timidation has made many people
terrified, not merely of Comm,
nism but of anything they have
been told might be construed as
socialistic. Many people have been
so confused that they could not
think of the subject if they dared.
"I will not talk politics under
duress."
TUESDAY: Repercussions: 1
Past and Present

auuV1U111rLU Alu611G. 1"L vi
fied to make a profit off this type
of labor," Hughes said.
GM Chairman Frederick G. Don-
ner replied that the company's
practices abide by the laws of the
country."
"We have been in South Africa
for 40 years and have employed
more and more non-whites," he
said.
GM has increased wages of non-
whites, and provided job-training
and free meals and medical serv-
ices, according to Donner.
Over 20 persons including sev-
en from Ann Arbor picketed with-
out incident outside Cobo Hall be-
fore and during the meeting.
Rev. David Gracie, who said he
I represented the GM holdings of

Mayor Seeks Civic Action
In SolvingCrime Problem

By HELEN JOHNSON.
"Community Problems and Law
Enforcement" is the topic of a
conference to be held today from
1-4 p.m. in City Council chambers
of the Ann Arbor City Hall.
Wendell Hulcher, Ann Arbor
mayor, called the conference "to
seek solutions involving citizen
participation and problems of law
enforcement as it relates to youth
and to police-community rela-
tions."

a ah Homer Saves Title Hopes;
1W7', Purdue Lead Tennis, Golf

-Delivering the keynote addr
-"The Impact of Joint Supre
Court Decisions on Law Enfor
ment"-will be James Geor
professor of the University's I
School.
Hulcher, Georg , Albert Whe
er, state president for the Nati
al Association for the Advan
ment of Colored People, and s
eral Ann Arbor citizens will p
sent a panel and answer questi(
on crime prevention.
According to Eugene Staud
maier, lieutenant detective of
Ann Arbor police, the city's cri
rate rose 11 per cent in 1966 o,
that of 1965.
"So it's important that we ht
broad participation," asserts D(
aid Borut, assistant to thec
administrators.
The only objection to the c(
ference Hulcher has noted is
letter sent to him by Ann Arb(
Congress of RacialbEquality (C
RE). The letter stated:
"For CORE to be represen
in a conference on crime le:
unjustified belief in a bigoted
titude that already exists - t
Negroes have a serious crime pr
lem."
Hulcher called the CORE obj
tion "unwarranted."
The mayor has received w
of another crime prevention :

By ROB SALTZSTEIN
Jeff Zahn's first intercollegiate
home run of his career was the
decisive blow in Michigan's 5-4
victory over Michigan State yes-
terday at Ferry Field.
Zahn's home run, coupled with
an Ohio State-Minnesota double-
header split at Minneapolis yester-
day, threw the Wolverines into the
Big Ten lead for the first time this
year.
Should Michigan win today at
East Lansing and OSU and Wis-
consin lose one game each, the

Netters Place 7
The Michigan tennis team set a
blistering pace yesterday in the
second round of the Big Ten
Championships, placing five of
six singles players into today's
finals and keeping two of three
doubles teams alive for the semi-
finals.
At the end of match-play, the
Wolverines held a point and a half
lead over Michigan State, 119-
11712. The next closest team was
Indiana with 84.

Mayhew in First
Judging by the results of the
first 36 holes of the Big Ten Golf
Championships, any team that
wants to overhaul the Purdue
Boilermakers had better use the
women's tees.
Despite rising winds throughout
yesterday afternoon, Purdue man-
aged consistent low shooting over
the tough par-72 Michigan Course,
to tally 791 to Michigan and
Michigan State's 809.
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