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Vol. LXXX, No. 14 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 19, 1969 Ten Cents
'Ubookstore: Better han ivingit to U
EDITORtS NOTE: The Regents are ex- fear that a University bookstore will be could save from $13 to $20 on $150 worth This summer, the Regents ordered an For example, charging $10 for a six- In addition,
ieced to make their finaldecision today successful enough to hurt their opera- of books. inventory of SGC's infant discount store foot roll of canvas, Webster says the dis- breaking the
store. Meanwhile, Student Government Coun- tions. But some supporters of the SGC book- in an apparent attempt to determine whe- count store has forced Ulrich's to lower the beck's in the m
el will holla z p.m.Dia [ rally and sub- Robert Graham. manager of Follett's store proposal do not base their argu- ther students can run a financially stable price of the same item from $16.95 to might prove i
press their demands. This is the last of says a discount bookstore would "htrt our ments on the prospect of substantial dis- retail operation. $10.95. Similarly, he adds, Ulrich's re-
poress their dced the prie of Bic pes frost$o19 Last year, 11
freature articles on the bookstore con- services to students" ---personnel, and counts above the sales tax exemption. Act- And at the time, the store was showing duced the price of Bic pens from $.19e asat
inventories, he says, would have to be ing Vice President for Student Affairs a net loss of $1,500. "Most of the loss," ,x- to $.10.
By MARTINHIRSCHMANd-cauttowsn.f$Brba.rMNewelhelsays:-directly from t
and JIM IcERSOMN cut own. Barbara Newell says: plains SGC Treasurer Dennis Webster, Ulrich declined to be interviewed last saler simply r
"This student discount bookstore would "If we get nothing else, we'll get the was caused by the newness of the opera- night and declined to comment on the the students.
Daily News Anialysis hurt students in the final analysis," he four per cent," apparently satisfied that tion" - experimentation and the hidden examples given by Webster.
While the bookstore controversy rages claims, this would be enough to justify opening location in the SAB. Webster fee
on, the dispute has quietly shifted away Fred Ulrich, owner of Ulrich's Book- the store. When the discount store opened last discount books
from arguments over the feasibility of store, was sufficiently concerned by the Meanwhile .opponents of the store say But with students now back from sumer January, one of Webster's main objectives ie believes tho
the project. discount bookstore proposal to attend a the discounts would be "minimal" oi' non- vacation, and with the discount store re- was to provide competition for Ulrich in to overemphas
Although there remains considerable Regents open hearing on the subject in existent, but few have argued strongly located in th Union. Webster says busi- the field of art supplies. The result, he count itself.
disagreement over the size of the dis- Julie and try to convince the board not that the operation would be a failure. m ss is booming. By the end of the month says. is the price decrease on canvasses t
count which the proposed store could to create the store. And Graham attended "If the University opens a bookstore he expects the store to be breaking even. d nts I thinkso'
offer, there appears to be general agree- yesterday's meeting between SGC and the and gives it direction and control it can't Webster also claims that lower prices at
ment that - at worst - books would be Regents, also arguing against the pro- fail," said Regent Robert Brown at the the discount store have forced merchants Webster would like to see a University offer discount
sold at list price with the total saving posal. July meeting. At that meeting, Brown to mark down prices on certain items. He discount bookstore take on similar mono- are just ticked
limited to the four per cent state sales SGC has argued that the bookstore vot- d against both the SGC proposal and says Urich's Bookstore has lowered prices olies in certain segments of the book And Wesbte
tax exemption. would eventually be able to give a dis- the one submitted by President Fleming. on several items - including IBM cards, market, but doubts that this could be done the same for
Owners of local retail bookstores -- count of from five to ten per cent in Brown explained his vote saying t h e liquitex acrylic paints, artists' canvases initially. The first priority, he says, would dents would r
the most adamant opponents of a Uni- addition to the four per cent sales tax bookstore "is not going to satisfy desires and Bic pens - because of competition have to be books for the large number of worthwhile th
versity discount bookstore -- apparently exemption. If Council is right. a student of students t make discounts." irom the store. students in the literary college. he says.

Ten Pages
Webster says difficulties in
strong grip held by Over-
nedical and law book market
ie says, medical students in
mpted to order their books
he publisher. But the whole-
efused to sell the books to
Is sure that a University
tore would be a success, but
se in favor of the store tend
ize arguments about the dis-
st students would still come
ount Store) even if we, didn't
s," he says. "A lot of people
J at local stores."
r feels the effect would be
a discount bookstore. "Stu-
ather give their money to a
ing than to Fred Ulrich,"








Expected to recounend
severing of financial ties
Complete severance of all financial and departmental
ties between ROTC and the University is recommended in an
initial draft of the final report of the Academic Affairs Ad-
visory Committee of the Senate Assembly.
A co-chairman of the committee, classics Prof. Theodore
Buttrey, said the form in which the report is now reworded
will probably be signed by the majority of the committee, and
will probably be acceptable to the Assembly.
Prof. Joseph Payne, chairman of the Assembly, agreed.

ROTC drive
Disruption on a non-violent
level of ROTC classes will continu
throughout today as scheduled and
the weekend will serve as an or-
ganizational, appraisal and air-
ing session for further action.
Resistance. Radical Caucus, and
Students for a Democratic Society
members convened last night to
evaluate the week's success, and
arrived at similar conclusions --
that spirit has been extremaly low
--and more persons are needed to
participate in dormitory, Diag. and
Fishbowl rallies. as well as in class
Supporters said they hope vol-
unteers turn out to march after
tomorrow's football gamne.
To educate prospective new-
comers to the coalition, "teach-
ins" are planned for tonight and,
tomorrow night to explain U.S.
imp~erialism and how it works and
to introduce tactical procedui'e.
In addition, a descriptive leaflet
will be distributed over the week-
end, similar to those made up at
Harvard and Dartmouth, that will
depict the relationship between
ROTC - the military - and the
coalition and spell out coalition
SDS activist Dave Bernstein ex-
plains, "We can't be part of a
movement until we create a move-r
ment. We must confront people
with the issue at hand and letI
them decide."1
"We have to keep in motion, im-
plement our procedures, and per-
haps then people will understandI
that there is something relevant1
to relate to," stresses Bernstein.

"If the Defense Department
doesn't agree with the conditions'
set forth in the report the Assem-
bly finally adopts, I'm willing to
recommend that they conduct
their programs elsewhere," he
"I think the recommendations
included in this draft are the kind
the Regents and the administra-
tion as well as the faculty can
s u p p o r t wholeheartedly," he
The draft, discussed by the
I committee yesterday, recommends
complete severance of all financial
and departmental ties with ROTC,
and asks that no credit be allowed
ROTC courses, and a student-fac-
ulty-adiministration committee be
established to evaluate all ROTC
personnel on the University staff.
supervise ROTC curricula. and
mediate problems concermning the
status of ROTC students,
The draft also asks that staff
members of the ROTC programs
be recognized by their military
titles unless they hold regular
academic title appointments, but
Dean Robert, Williams said yes-
terday that this recommendation
has already been substantially
"One of the essential charac-
teristics of ROTC is that it is a
recruitingmechanism with unique
p~rivileges not granted to any other
employer of college graduates,"
the report continues.
And it further states, "A more
satisfactory solution (for both the
University and the Department of,
Defense> might be for the ROTC
programs to be run as extra-
curricular activities.'
The draft's recommendations
are similar to the conclusions of
the preliminary report released
last week, but "are part of an at-
tempt to combine the majority
positions of the committee into
one statement." Buttrey explained.
The committee last week voted
6-5 in favor of modification rather
than severance.
See UNIT'S, Page 10

Dl)y- Larrv Robbis
Books4tore debate

Randy Braccialarghe, South Quad staff member, Robert Graham,, manager of
English Prof. Marvin Felheim. Regent Lawrence Lindemer, and SGS President
discuss the proposed student discount bookstore issue at South Quad last night.,
Page 3.

Folletts Bookstore,
Marty McLaughlin
A story appears on

,march ,r a
Student Government Coun-
cil's fight for a University
discount bookstore moves into
a crucial stage today with a
2 p.m.-rally on the Diag fol-
lowed by a march to the Re-
gents meeting in the Admin-
istration Bldg.
SGC voted unanimously last
night to "cancel" all University
classes at 2 p.m. to gather maxi-
mum student support for the
However, Vice President for , .
Academic Affairs Allan F. Smith
said the University has not sched-
uled any such cancellations and
indicated classes will proceed as
The Regents are expected to
vote at 1:30 p.m. today on the
creation of a University bookstore.
SGC has proposed the bookstore
be funded through the University
and a one-time $1.75 per student
tee assessment, approved 4-1 in a
student referendum last spring Regent Nederlander
that drew over 6000 voters.
President Robben Fleming has
suggested voluntary contributions
and outside gifts finance the
The Regents turned down th R e
SGC plan 8-0 and Fleming's pro-
posal by a 4-4 vote at their July
Although the Regents will pre-stu d en
store before the students arrive at
their meeting. Council members
believe an impressive student Student Government C
turn-out will demonstrate to the debated the feasibility of cr
Regents the depths of student store yesterday in a genera
interest in a University bookstore. heated over the question o
Some Council members have
raised the possibility of disrupt- Ann Arbor bookstores.
ing the meeting if the Regents do The discussion began a
not vote for the SGC proposalthe iersiy b egsore
Both SGC President Marty Mc- fit the University bookstorc
Laughlin and Executive Vice Pres- ed into a dialogue on the r
ident Marc Van Der Hout agreed competing with private boo]
that if the Regents do not accept
the SGC plan and 200 people are Council members and s
willing to disrupt the meeting they er stressed that the Rege
would urge people to disrupt. should be responsive to t
"I will urge them to go in and desire of the students toe
demand why the Regents turned tablish the bookstore.
down our proposal," added Van
Der Hout. Over 6500 students voted 4-1
However, both McLaughlin. Van a referendum last spring, in fa
Der Hout and several Council of establishing a student disco
, members seemed to stress that bookstore funded by a $1.751
any disruption would be contin- assessment. This proposal was
gent both on the number of people feated 8-0 by the Regents in J
there and on the mood of the A compromise plan submit
crowd. by President Robben Fleming
But SGC as a body was unwilling finance the bookstore throt
to vote for disruption. Van Der voluntary contributions also 1
Hout introduced a motion threat- defeated 4-4.
ening disruption if the Regents do Yesterday's meeting wasa
not accept.the SGC bookstore ra ged by Fleming last week.
See SGC, Page 10 ' iT R id lit aka




Possible dorm
pledged by Fe



Regent Goebel

The University yesterday an-
nounced major concessions to
students who have been living in
temporary housing facilities since
the current semester began.
Housing Director John Feld-
kamp released a statement an-
nouncing the policy changes at
the meeting of the Board of Gov-
ernors of the Residence Halls.
About 40 of the 126 students
still in temporary housing attend-
ed the meeting to protest the
housing situation that has left
them living in dorm cafeterias.
study rooms and linen c'loset s.

Feldkamp said there would be
a reduction in rates for rooms
converted to contain one more
pjerson than they are programmed
for. Singles converted to doubles
will now cost $950 for each resi-
dent. A normal double costs $1040.
Doubles converted to triples will
also cost less than regular triples.
$860 as compared to $950. Both
adjustments will be made retro-
active to the beginning of the se-
Feldkamp also announced that,
effective yesterday men in all res-,
idence halls except Baits can
terminate their. leases without loss

of their $45 housing deposit if the
termination will free a space for
a freshman now living in tempo-
rary housing,
Students had demanded that
policy be adopted over a week ago,
but housing officials then turned
it down, saying it would have no
effecton the tempora'y housing
In announcing the concessions,
Feldkamp also said there would be
97 spaces available in the Mich-
igan Union and League for fresh-
men now in temporary housing.
However, a check with Union'
and League officials last night in-
dicated that at most 68 of those
spaces will be permanent. Thirty-
one spaces in the Union will be
available only for the next eight
Feldkamp suffered persistent;
prodding by students present and
even by some of the board mem-
bers. They were not convinced
that everything possible was being
done to get the students out of
temporary quarters.
The students' dissatisfaction
was partly neutralized by the con-
cessions announced by Feldkamp,
but skepticism still remained.

iouncil members and the Regents
eating a University discount book-
illy cordial exchange that became
of allegedly exhorbitant prices of
round the issue of how much pro-
could accumulate, but sidetrack-
amifications of a University store
ome students in the audience lat-
!nts,, -_
h e
es- 'ixon nanies
lvr)usiness prof
fee 00
de- Ito econ staff
ted A University finance professor
h has been named senior staff econ-
was omist on President Nixon's Coun-
cil of Economic Advisers.
ar- Prof. Sidney L. Jones of the
School of Business Administra-
ote tion will 'be on leave of absence
ent from the University to work under
er- Paul McCracken, chairman of the
is- council and currently Edmund


St deni
A student credit union, the
first organization of its kind
on any U.S. campus, has set up
shop in t h e Michigan Union.
With 660 members and $8,700
in assets, the young organiza-
tion seems to be thriving.
Student Credit Union Presi-

est to depositors, but are unable
to guarantee this.
The first 40 loan applications
were reviewed last night by a
three-man SCU committee. The
interest. charged on a loan is
one percent a month on the un-
paid balance of the loan.
At present, SCU loans a r e
l tt i~t1 to nfl zn. , 4. s C..r

man of the Student Consumer
Union. "I wanted to put stu-
dents in a better economic posi-
tion." he explains now.
After presenting his propo al
to Tom Brown, the associate di-
rector of the Office of Stident-
Community Relations. Smith
persuiadedStudent Government

last two men were named ad-
visory members of t h e credit
union board. The SCU opened
in the Michigan Union Aug. 18.
Why do students need a cred-
it union? According to Smith.
banks often fail to act as the
service institutions they are
meant to be. and fail to meet

i to dat0 y'sI


e t egentsi U not a Le aV "
on either the SGC fee assessme
plan or Fleming's proposal yest
day. but. agreed to schedule a d

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