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Vol. LXXX, No. 42 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 22, 1969 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

SET head
meets with
state aide
Eisner delivers
education reform
letter to Milliken
The president of the Uni-
versity's Students for Educa-
tional Innovation (SEI) met
yesterday with education of-
ficials in the Milliken admin-
istration in Lansing to discuss
reform of teacher training'
Jack Eisner of SEI also deliv-
ered a letter to Gov. Milliken ask-
ing that he give attention to "es-
tablishing training and program
priorities for the state's schools of
education," and "seriously investi-
gate the possibility" of financial
support for innovative teacher
training programs here.
SEI is the officially recognized
student organization in the edu-
-Associated Press cation school.
elior One of the officials who met
with Eisner, James Phelps, As-
s first Socialist sistant Director of the Commis-
See story on sion on Educational Reform, said
he was "very impressed with the
concern that SEI is showing with
the training of teachers."
Phep's commission was instru-
mental in helping Milliken de-
-2 AW 70 velop proposals for' state-w I d e

rU'panel studies liberal education

At the University, where lectures and
recitations are daily fare, classes usually
don't draw too much attention.
But when 12 professors, three deans,
three students, three vice presidents and
President Robben Fleming begin holding
bi-weekly seminars, something impor-
tant is likely to be in the making.
In the making, if fact, is a broadly-
based, long-range study of the future
of liberal education in the University-
both where it is going and where it
should be going.
The idea for the study emerged last
spring from the executive committee of
the literary college and was passed along
to the University administration. The
immediate result was the formation of
an LSA preparatory committee which
began holding seminar meetings last
"After evaluating the executive com-

inittee's proposal, we thought it could
be sharpened up," says Vice President
for State Relations and Planning Arthur
Ross. "The problems are pretty com-
plicated because the school is so large
and heterogeneous."
In addition, Ross points out that a
large amount of literature has been
written recently on the problems in-
volved. "We thought people would ben-
efit from finding out what had been
done so they wouldn't have to spend
time rediscovering the egg," he says.
The preparatory committee, conse-
quently, was formed with a view to-
ward isolating and refining the myriad
of issues involved. These problems of
the future of liberal education will be
taken up for a thorough review by a
study commission which would begin its
work as early as next term.
One of the problems which is sure to
face the committee and the study com-

mission which follows is the role stu-
dents should play in the college"spe-
cifically in the areas of decision-making
and administration.
And this problem has already cropped
up in regard to the structure of the
preparatory committee itself.
At the committee's first meeting-a
dinner session at Fleming's house-
Gradua,e Assembly President Norm Wil-
son and Daily Editor Henry Grix sug-
gested that more students should be
included in the body.
As a result, LSA Assembly President
Kenneth Lasser was added to the com-
mittee. But there remains dissatisfac-
tion with its composition.
"The committee is very, very top-,
heavy with faculty," complains Wilson.
"It's very presumptuous on their part
to be planning the future of the school
without student participation."

Grix suggests that both black and
women students should be included on
the committee.
Associate Dean Alfred Sussanm ac-
knowledges that even with the inclusion
of Lasser, the number of students on
the committee is small. But he says he
is hesitant about adding more members
to the committee because it is already
In addition, Sussman points out that
the major study of the future of liberal
education will be undertaken by the
study commission next term. "We have
in mind a pretty good representation
for students on that committee," he
Wilson says he would quit the com-
mittee if he thought this would force
the faculty to include more students.
But he says this is unlikely and indi-
cates he plans to stay on the committee.
See LSA, Page 8

Brandt becomes chano
Willy Brandt takes the oath as West Germany'
chancellor, at inauguration ceremonies yesterday
Page 3.
Food poisoning
in Barbour sie1l
Food poisoning may have caused the su
about 20 girls in the Betsy Barbour dormito
Most of the girls came down with v o
diarrhea, and additional symptoms like ch
cramps within a six-hour period. Several
thought food had caused the illness.
Some residents of Barbour were relucta
blame their illness on food poisoning, specu
have been a 24-hour flu.


dden illness of
ry Monday.
mmiting and
ills, fever and
girls said they
nt yesterday to
lating it might


educational reform announced in
a speech last week.
While the commission's report
concerned itself primarily with
elementary and secondary edu-
cational reform, one section asked
the governor to "Ask the Legis-
lature to appoint a joint commit-
tee to recommend appropriate ac-
tion on teacher certification,C
evaluation, training, and incen-
Both faculty members and stu-
dents in the education school have
been reviewing the University'sI
involvement in teacher training
with a critical eye for more than
a year. Eisner said he made his
trip in order to let Lansing of-
ficials know that there is a sig-
nificant desire for reform.
According to one close Milliken
aide, the rough draft of the Gov-I
ernor's recent speech did include'
a call for reform at the Univer-
sity level. The section was drop-
ped, however, after discussion
with Milliken's staff.
YThe aide said yesterday t h a t

Liberal Wins
mayor race
in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Ga. (PAI - Liberal
Democrat Sam Massell rode a
surge of black votes to victory last
night over Republican Rodnay
Cook in Atlanta's runoff mayor's
With virtually all of the votes
counted, the 42-year-old vice
mayor hadta11,000 vote lead over
Cook, an alderman and state legis-
With all 149 precincts reported,
Massell, a Jew, had 61,558 votes
to 49,455 for Cook. Still to be
counted were approximately 2,600
absentee bllots.
The decisive vote was in the pre-
dominantly black 3rd Ward, where
Massell had a better than a 10-1
Cook, a moderate, took the lead;
early in the nonpartisan election
for a successor to retiring Demo-
cratic Mayor Ivan Allen Jr., and:
held a shaky lead for four hours.
But as returns from black pre-r
cincts poured in, Massell overcame
the deficit and jumped to a com-
manding lead.
Cook took predominantly white
precincts in the race which lacked
controversial issues but which
turned bitter and fierce in its'
waning days.1

But Dr. William Joy, director of
University Environmental Health
and Safety, said yesterday that
he doubted the 20 girls could suf-
fer flu attacks at the same time.
Joy was first notified of t h e
outbreak when one of the girls
entered the health service and
mentioned that several other girls
were also sick.
In an extort to determine the
cause of the outbreak, the Health
and Safety department has dis-
tributed a three page question-
naire to the 120 residents of Bar-!
The questionnaire attempts to
determine a correlation between
the illness and whether it w a s
transmitted through friends in
the dorm or through contamina-
tion of the food supply.
An official report can not be
issued until the results of the
questionnaire are tabulated and
organisms from stool and f o o d
samples are isolated, said Joy.
While most of the girls became
ill Monday evening, at least one
Barbour resident didn't h a v es
symptoms until yesterday.
"I was away for the weekend,"{
said Kathy Murphy, "but I ate
some leftovers Monday. They have
a lot of leftovers around here."
However, she declined to blame
her illness on food poisoning, add-
ing "I can't say anything until
we're sure."
If the final report determines
the cause of the illness as f o o d
poisoning, a thorough investiga-
tion of the Barbour kitchens will
be initiated, according to Joy.1

Rejects welfare
funds increase
The Washtenaw C o u n t y
Board of Supervisors yester-
day approved unanimously
the bulk of a proposed $7.8
million county budget for
1970, after they again declined
to include in the bikdget a 25
per cent increase in payments
to welfare mothers.
The request for the increase,
originally made by the Welfare
Rights Committee (WEC), was
supported by some 60 professional
members of the community who
picketed outside the County Bldg.
for one hour yesterday morning.
The 25 per cent increase would
reflect the rise in the cost of liv-
ing since 1961. Current ADC al-
lowances for such items as food
and clothing are based on 1961
While refusing to increase cur-
rent welfare payments, the board
did appropriate an additional
$40,000 in an attempt to increase
the effectiveness of present wel-
fare programs.
The board specifically allocated:
-$5,000 to set up a "clothing
center"where church groups
would distribute clothing to needy
$$12,560 to provide a bonus of
$25 to each family joining the fed-
erally-funded food stamp pro-
-$10,000 to employ an assistant
in the Social Services Department,
whose purpose would be to teach
county social workers techniques
n in budget planning. These tech-
g niques could then be passed on to
il the welfare recipients;
- -$12,500 to provide an addi-
tional attorney in the office of the
Friend of the Court. His main
e ,task would be to assist divorced
ADC mothers in collecting alimony
During a public hearing which

Eisner's letter to Milliken, an in-
dication of a desire for reform,
may stimulate the Governor to
make an additional program- I
oriented statement on reform of
teacher training.
Phelps explained last night that P
! currently, there is no precedent PROF. ROBERT SEGAL of the social work school urges the Wasi
for the state to subsidize experi- increase in the monthly allowance to ADC families. Despite a sim
mental. innovative educational supervisors declined to add funds for the ADC increase to the 1970
research. "This is mostly a fed- -
eral concern at the moment," he AFFIRMATIYE ACTION PROGRAM
"Over a period of time, however.
we hope the state will be able to
exert more leadership in this area
than it has in the past," he add- t t iiicreas
Phelps said it was the hope of
officials that reform of K-12 level
structures would make school By LINDSAY CHANEY team-including the city person-
boards and principals realize the Ann Arbor has undertaken new nel director, the city administra-
necessity for developing new and efforts to increase the number of tor, Human Relations Commission
more efficient ways to t r a i n black city employes. director and city attorney-which
teachers. Under an Affirmative Action will coordinate efforts with city
Currently, the Milliken admin- Program passed by City Council departments to increase black em-
istration is working toward estab- Sept. 29, departments throughout ployes.
lishing a number of "regional cen- the city will upgrade the level of The team will review the pro-
ters" to coordinate cooperative black employment until it equals gress of the program in March,
programs between the state, the the percentage of blacks in Mich- and once every three months
universities, and the school sys- igan-12 per cent. afterwards.
tems. Now, only 5.8 per cent of the
Eisner also met with Represent- 125 black employes in the city are All the officials on the team are
ative Clifford Smart, (R-Walled in professional jobs, compared to .hite.
Lake), who heads the House Ed- 55.9 per cent of the white staff. Mayor Robert Harris made it
ucation Committee. Eisner s a i d The program, proposed by Coun- clear at last week's council meet-
that Smart was receptive to the ! cilman LeRoy Cappaert (D-5th ing that the city will not give
idea of educational innovations. Ward), establishes a four-man preferential hiring to blacks--a

-Daily-Larry Robbins
htenaw County Board of Supervisors to provide funds for a 25 per cent
nilar appeal from some 60 professional members of the community, the
budget, and unanimously approved it intact.



amTb 'FbI~"



practice which may be unconsti-a
instead, said Harris, the Af-
firmative Action Program should
insure that qualified blacks are
recruited and informed of possible
job opportunities with the city.
Presently, department heads are
drawing up lists of probable job
openings in their department in
the next six months. These lists!
will be reviewed by the affirmative
action team.
Reaction to the program has
been mixed.
City Personnel Director Joseph
Frisinger anticipates relatively few,
problems with the program. His:
main concern is the slow turnover'
of city jobs, which he fears could'
make it difficult to bring about a
fast increase in the number of
black employes.
"Many employes that seek pub-
lic employment do so because of
its security; they want to stay for
a long time," explains Frisinger.
Frisinger notes however, that
informal efforts in the past five
years have already increased black
employment from five Per- cent in
1964 to about 15 per cent in 1969,
David Cowley, director of the
HRC, feels there is a possibility
of silent resistance to the program
on the part of some department
"When c e r t a i n departments
show a continual tendency toward
having no black employes, it is
nae.,OIp t hns a , P-P is ni ,,m - di

procedures, the Affirmative Actio
Program seeks to improve testin
of job applicants, which civ
rights groups have charged is en
vironmentally biased.
The tests, they claim, evaluat
applicants on the basis of ques
tions which have no relevancet
the job itself.

Consequently, all written tests'
except special tests which are
used by the police and fire depart-
ments have already been elimin-I
ated in favor of on-the-job evalu-'
'We're trying to make the testsI
more relevant to the job," says
Frisinger. "If a guy applies to be
a tree-trimmer, we give him a tree
to trim, not a written test."

preceded the budget vote, 12 of
the profe'sisonals urged the super-
visors to add $262,762 to the so-
cial services appropriation to
cover the requested 25 per cent
increase in ADC payments.
The speakers also unsuccessfully
urged the board to provide funds
to meet additional requests by
WRC for:
See COUNTY, Page 8





Disciplinary action will be taken by
officials of Eastern Michigan University
against the editor and staff of "The Sec-
ond Coming," a new radical student-
oriented publication distributed there for
the second time yesterday.
The issue, which contained a satirical
article and editorial criticizing Eastern's
homecoming queen pageant, was distri-
buted in violation of a campus rule which
states that "sales.assemblie.nrnmotional

night she is considering a libel suit
against "The Second Coming."
Yesterday's controversial article, en-
titled "Meat: The Game for Men," was
accompanied by pictures of the 10 EMU
semi-finalists in the homecoming queen
competition, and across the page, a rear-
view picture of the bodies of 10 women in
identical white bathing suits.
EMU males were offered the chance
to match the faces to the right body.
The nersn mbaino- the most "conrret"

forced to compete as sex objects in order
to gain recognition or security.
The article was written by a staff mem-
ber currently active in trying to organize
a "Women's Liberation" movement at
"The Second Coming" is the second
"underground" publication attacked by
EMU officials. Attempts last spring to
publish "The Obsidian" failed after of-
ficials confiscated the issues.
EMU Vice President for Business and

The brief cites section 19.414 of Michi-
gan Annotated Statutes, the "regent's
enabling legislation," which states, in es-
sence, that the regents of a state univer-
sity shall have the authority to make
rules governing the use of facilities, and
governing the actions of students who at-
tend the institution.
It was unclear yesterday whether the
administration's decision to take action
was in response to the failure of the or-
ganizaiton to obtain permission to distri-

Aiken predicts rapid
troop withdrawals
WASHINGTON R) - Sen. Aiken, ranking Republican mem-
George D. Aiken (R-Vt) said yes- ber of the Foreign Relations Com-
terday he expects practically all mittee, told the Senate "Unless
American ground troops will be the unexpected happens, I expect
withdrawn from South Vietnam that practically all of our ground
within one year. troops will be withdrawn by a
The senator sounded a keynote year from now."
for widespread optimistic fore- There are 408,000 U.S. Army and
casts about the war-and the Sen- Marine troops in Vietnam, out of
ate Foreign Relations Committee a total American military force
postponed a planned series of fn+ nn

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