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The rain in Spain
falls mainly on the plain

Vol. LXXX, No. 39 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, October 18, 1969 Ten Cents
NY economist named Mpres
By DAVID SPURR had been nominated for the post at a closed John Hannah last February when he re- ment or more black studies courses. "MSU he said. "Huf
Special To The Daily session Thursday night. signed to become head of the Aid to Inter- has had a large Negro enrollment for for himself b
EAST LANSING - The Michigan State White nominated former Democratic national Development program in Wash- years," he said. White maybe
University Board of Trustees yesterday Gov. G. Mennen Williams, but that nomi- ington. Four per cent of the university's 40,800 should have
named Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. a 43-year- nation lost on a 5-3 vote. Later in the Wharton's appointment was made de- students are black. One per cent of the was in the s
old economist and foreign policy expert, closed session, the trustees deadlocked 4-4 spite petitions signed by nearly 18,000 stu- nearly 2,000 MSU faculty members are When new
as the school's 14th president. on the nomination of MSU Secretary Jack dents supporting Adams for the job' black. Williams wa
p ~~~~~~Breslin dmwoi eade salbrlb h
Wharton, who is currently vice president Adams, who is regarded as a liberal by the "Wharton was the choice of the MSU presidency, ti
G ,vStudent reaction to Whartons appoint- students, had repeatedly said he would
of the Agricultural Development Corpora- Black Liberation Front (BLF) a long time widespread1
tion, a private, non-profit organization ment was guardedly favorable. "under no circumstances" accept the post ago," said BLF member Mike Hudson, who faculty.
tina riaeno-poftv rgniato ao, sidBIPmebe Mk HdsnwhWe don't really know anything about permanently, however.
based in New York, will become the first this an sai T o a y idenbo Ierviewd i ew York City yesterday, served on the selection committee of stu- "We weree
black president of a major U.S. university the Associated Students of MSU, the stu- Wharton said he did not think his 'ace dents, faculty and alumni that chose a political ap
when he takes office Jan. 2.thAsoitdSuetofMUthSt-Watnsiheidothnkisrc Wharton. party," expla
kJdent government. "But I think he will be would be an important factor in his new
Wharton's appointment was announced openly received. We are more than willing position. "If you look at my career, I have "I personally think he's the logical Student bo
yesterday after the trustees approved it by to be convinced of his abilities." never accepted any position on the basis choice, black or white. He's articulate and with Hudson.
a 5-3 margin. Casting dissenting votes were "I think it's great that they appointed of race," he said. "I believe you should be brilliant," he added. that Huff, WJ
three Democrats-Warren Huff, Clair a black man," said one student, "but I qualified and beat the competition that Hudson charged that the three Demo- ured by the
White and Frank Hartman, personally would have preferred (Acting way." crats who tried to block Wharton's ap- against Wha
During the meeting of the trustees yes- President Walter) Adams." Wharton said he did not expect students pointment did so for political reasons. lams," he sa
Clifton Wharton, Jr. terday it was revealed that two other men Adams has filled the post vacated by at MSU to demand a larger black enroll- 'They were caught in a political bind,"

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f was trying to make a name
y getting Williams into office.
e really believed Williams
been president, and Hartman
ame bind as Huff."
s leaked out last month that
s being considered for the
he trustees became targets of
protest from students and
against it because it was just
pointment in the Democratic
ined one student.
dy president Samet agreed
"I think it's abundantly clear
hite, and Hartman were press-
Democratic party to vote
rton and 'to push for Wil-
See MSU, Page 8



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higher state




Request exceeds 1969-70
outlay by $16.9 million
The Regents yesterday approved a request for a whop-
ping $84.2 million in state appropriations for fiscal year 1970-
The request, which will be filed with the state budget di-
rector for inclusion in Gov. William Milliken's proposed state
budget, is $16.9 million higher than this year's appropriation
and $9.3 million higher than the request submitted by the.
University last year.
Filing of the request, with hundreds of pages of support-
ing information, initiates the University's annual financial

LSA to
study role
of students
Literary college Dean William
Hays will invite a small number

struggle with the state gov-
ernment -- a fight which will
end sometime this summer
when the Legislature passes
the higher education appro-
priations bill for 1970-71.
The interim will be filled with
hearings in Lansing and confer-
ences between University admin-
istrators and a number of state
officials -- including Milliken and
key members of the Legislature.
The University's request in-
eludes funds for a seven ner e t .

The long-standing controversy over creation of a Uni-
versity discount bookstore was apparently resolved yesterday
as the Regents accepted in principle a plan allowing for stu-
dent-faculty control of the store.
By a 5-3 vote, the Regents agreed to modify the book-
store plan they approved last month to make it conform with
the proposal recently developed by student and faculty repre-
Regental approval of the plan was based on the condition
that the proposed bookstore corporation would qualify for
exemption from the state sales tax, and that the University
would be isolated from liability - -- -
for any debts the store might
incur.. to ban
"The whole proposal is built on
the assumption you can do those
two things," said President Rob-
ben Fleming. 'If something doesn't (
work out we'll have to look at this
thing again."
Under the plan approved yes-
terday, the bookstore would be sweetener
funded through a $5 fee assessed
against all students and faculty WSIGO '-ertr
members and refundedwhen theyWRoeH OFin cho ftSecreptary
leav the University. The fund- R br . Fnh o h eat
ing plan must be approved in a ment of Health, Education and
student referendum before the Welfare will announce today
money will be assessed. I severe restrictions on use of the
Control of the bookstore would artificial sweetener cyclamate, it
be delegated to a policy b o a r d was learned last night.
composed of six students a n d Finch decided on the strong
three faculty members. step against the widely used sweet-
The bookstore would be set up ener found in diet drinks and
as a non-profit corporation and foods after new laboratory evi-
would run on a break-even basis. dence this week disclosed that
First year savings are not ex- cyclamates produced cancer in
pected to exceed five per cent, in- rats.
cluding the four per cent sales tax It is understood that scientists
exemption. The policy board fail to be convinced that the sub-
would appoint a professional man- stance causes cancer in man.
ager to run the operation. . Finch's action will include a
"There:aresome unresolved phased recall of foods containing
problems," said Fleming. Among the substance now on store shelves,
those he mentioned were defining it was learned.
who is a student for the purpose The recall of cyclamate-con-
of the assessment, freeing the taming substances will take place
University from liability, and over a matter of weeks-as will the
assuring the sales tax exemption. substitution of other sweeteners
u"A majority of the Regents con- for cyclamates in the manufac-
tinue to sunport a bookstore." said turing process.

of students and faculty to formu- avrg iceseiLarieln
late h plan for a faculty-student wages and staff benefit improve-
council to govern the college. ment equaling about one per cent,
Hays agreed to create the "ad- These items form the largest sin-
visory committee" and issue the gle item in the requested increase
invitations to prospective mem- in appropriatiorts - about $6.4
bers after meeting yesterday with million.
students from the LSA Student Other increases would cover:
Assembly, - Inflation on non-salary items
Some of the faculty members amounting to $965,000.i
will be chosen from a list sub- -The addition or 149 faculty
mitted by the students to the positions for nine-month appoint-
dean. Hays will choose the rest. menits costing $2.9 million.'-
A formal proposal for a faculty- - The addition of 81 people to
student council was presented to the professional and administra-
Hays last week by the assembly.!tive staff, costing $1.1 million.
Under the proposal, the council
would consist of an equal number - An increase of 128 other staff
of students and faculty members, positions, costing $1 million.
with the dean as chairman. -- Increases in other non-salaryQ
This council would formulate areas, amounting to $3.2 million.
policy on college matters such as On a school-by-school basis, the
curriculum and admissions. largest requested increases aree
Actions of this council would be slated for the Medical Schoola
A$1.5 million), the Dearborn cam-1
subject to the veto of the faculty pus ($973,000), the education;
as a whole. school ($1.1 million), the literary 1

-Dal}y-Jerry wechsler

The Regents from Fleming's point of view


Regents open discussion of bylaws

The Regents yesterday began
discussing a proposal that would
make major changes in sections
of the Regents bylaws dealing with
University discipline and the role
of students in decision-making.
Asking questions and voicing
complaints, the Regents went over
a draft of chapter seven of the
bylaws with representatives of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, Student Gov-

Concentrating on the first two
sections of chapter seven, the Re-
gents discussed the creation" of a
University Council and a Com-
mittee on Communications.
The University Council, com-
posed of three students, three fa-
culty members and three admin-
istrators, would establish Univer-
sity-wide rules of conduct, with
approval from SGC and Senate
Assembly, the top faculty body.
The five-member Committee on
Communications would encour-
age the exchange of information,

set up discussions and forums and
arrange for arbitration of dis-
"I think we've got a job be-
fore us to go through these pro-
posals," said Regent William Cud-
lip (R-Detroit>. "We've got our
work cut out for us for a long
Regent Otis Smith (D-Detroit)
questioned whether the draft was
up to date in view of recent events.
Different groups have been work-
ing on the problems since Jan-
uary 1967.


advisory committee is ex-
to discuss the merits of the
See LSA, Page 8


college ($1.9 million), the engin- ernment Council and the ad hoc
eering college ($975,000), and the committee which drafted the pro-
dental school ($807,000). posal.

From Berkeley to New York, an-
guished tenants are turning increas-
ingly to collective action to solve their
common problems of poor maintenance
and high rents.
The Ann Arbor rent strike is only
part of a national tenants rights move-

The year of the

"The composition of the draft-
ing committee kept changing," re-
sponded SGC President Marty
McLaughlin. "All of the sections
have been revised since last
SACUA Vice Chairman Prof.
Robert Knauss said the present
version was approved by both
SGC and Senate Assembly after
each suggested some amendments.
Regent Robert Nederlander (D-
Detroit) asked why so few people
were included in the communica-
tions committee. Knauss said the
r purpose was to have a group small
enough to be able to meet and
-act in time of crisis.
Discussing the proposed Uni-
versity Council, President Robben
Fleming asked who would decide
the jurisdiction of the University
Several committee members ex-
plained that the University Coun-
cil would decide but would be sub-
ject to approval of SGC, Senate
Assembly, and the Regents.
The Regents will continue dis-
cussion of the bylaws proposal at
their November meeting.
In other action, the Regents:
-Asked Fleming to arrange a
regular monthly open discussion

tenant activity suddenly expanded into
a multi-class, nationwide movement."
The survey reports that in the first
eight months of the year, tenants or-
ganizations took collective action on
67 occasions in 29 cities. It further
notes that "it is obvious that our find-
ings do not indicate total national ac-

York into pressing an "anti-rat" cam-
paign and pasing a new law mandat-
ing the city to take over buildings and
make repairs when landlords refused.
In 1967, the first middle-income ten-
ant action was initiated in Chicago.
Residents of Old Town Gardens apart-
ments organized a union which won


75 per cent of the actions, and legal
activity, used 55 per cent of the time.
The tenant groups withheld rent in a
quarter of the actions studied.
Dramatizing the extent to which ten-
ant organizing has taken hold among
middle-class people is the case of Tib-
er Island-Carrolsburg Square in Wash-


Regent Otis Smith (D-Detroit).
"We're adopting the proposal but
we're making it very clear certain
points have to be ironed out."
Groundwork for yesterday's
agreement was laid at an open
meeting Thursday between the
Regents and members of the Sen-
ate Advisory Committee on Uni-
versity Affairs (SACUA), Student
Government Council, the Book-
store Coordinating Committee and
other groups.
"The Regents continued dis-
cussing it into the night," said
See REGENTS, Page 8
IOn Today's1
Page ThreeI
Anti-inflationary measures
are beginning to slow down
price rises, President Nixon
says. But he warns t h a t

In New York City, Canada Dry
Corp. said it would stop selling all
of its products, such as diet soda,
that contain the artificial 'sweet-
A spokesman for Abbott Labor-
atories in Chicago, a major manu-
facturer of cyclamate, said the
firm will have no comment until
Finch makes his statement at a
news conferencethis morning.
In Atlanta, Ga., Fred W. Dick-
son, president of Coca-Cola USA,
which manufactures Tab diet
drink, said he will have no com-
ment "until some action is taken
by HEW."
Nancy Dickerson, a National
Broadcasting Co. reporter, earlier
yesterday had broadcast that
Finch was about to take action
against cyclamate.
An independent laboratory re-
ported this week that very high
level doses of cyclamates fed to
rats over a long period of time
produced cancer in the animals'

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