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Vol. LXXX, No. 74 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 3, 1969 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Rate hike'
for dorms
discussed
By ROB BIER
Several committees on Univer-
sity housing met yesterday to
discuss policy, and are expected
to reach important decisions af-
fecting dormitory residents within
the next week.
The proposed rate hike - pos-
sibly as much as $100-was dis-
cussed at a meeting of the Resi-
dence Halls Rate Committee. The
committee was expected to make a
final decision today but some
members of thedcommittee re-
quested additional information
and facts.

I

Black st
By DAVE CHUDWIN
The history department has taken
the unprecedented step of adding two
black graduate students to a faculty
search committee which will recom-
mend candidates for African and Afro-
American history positions.
The appointment of Michael Young
and Ron Woods to the search commit-
tee came as a result of a Nov. 21
meeting between six black students
and history Profs. Sam Warner and
Sidney Fine, acting department chair-
man.
The meeting took place at the re-
quest of a representative of the Black
Student Union (BSUa.
About 100 black students demon-
strated outside the department lib-
rary, scene of the meeting, in support
of black demands.
During the two-hour session Young

udents to
and Woods, along with black grad-
uate students Howard Lindsey, Wil-
liam Suttles, and BSU leaders R o n
Harris and Ron Thompson, questioned
selection procedures for faculty mem-
bers and asked why no black history
professors have been appointed.
The search committee, then c o m-
posed entirely of faculty members, had
already made recommendations on
three positions in Afro-American and
African history.
Candidates selected by the search
committee are sent to the depart-
mental executive committee, Dean
William Hays of the literary school,
and the Regents. They usually receive
automatic approval.
The committee recommended a white
professor be appointed assistant pro-1
fessor of Afro-American history and,+
according to Fine, an African was on 1

s.i
sit on hi
the verge of being recommended to
teach African history.
In addition Fine recommended that
a black be appointed simultaneously to
a position in the Afro-American stud-
ies program, now separate from t h e
history department, and to a history
department post.
Fine explained this to the students
at the meeting and also described
faculty selection procedures.
He told the black students that the
department would be willing to add a
fourth person in the Afro-American
field if the literary school w o ud d
provide the added funds. Hays later
approved the request, according to
Fine.
During the meeting Fine invited the
black students to meet with the search
committee to present a list of possible
black candidates.

iistory cc
"We were perfectly willing to dis-
cuss anyone they brought to our at-
tention," Fine said yesterday.
Fine and Warner also asked the
black students to nominate two his-
tory graduate students to serve on the
sarch committee.
Fine emphasized later that his ac-
tions were made freely and that he
and Warner did not "feel coerced." He
added, however, that the atmosphere
was "somewhat strained."
The seating of the two students was
alproved by the history faculty 1 as t
Tuesday with only one dissenting vote.
"Those actions have a potential to
help matters," Lindsey commented
later. "We've had some nice commit-
ments made, but we want to see how
they work out."
When asked whether students will

.
mmittee
serve on other history search com-
mittees, Fine said he did not regard
this situation as a precedent, describ-
ing it as a "special case."
"We lack credibility with the blacks
and they are suspicious about our
search procedures because we h a v e
failed up to now to locate and appoint
black professors," he explained.
The history department would be
"delighted" to succeed in hiring black
professors and would make every ef-
fort to do so, he added. "The com-
petition for black talent is fierce."
The goal of the search committee,
now including the two students, is to
find a qualified black scholar to fill
the fourth Afro-American position, ac-
cording to Prof. William Freehling, the
committee chairman.
See BLACK, Page 8

Jack lYer

I "it izC
liA Ihead
By JOHN WISS
Inter-House Assembly IHA)
yesterday discussed housing pri-
orities, staff rooms, and the legi-
timacy of President Jack Myers'
election.
Bill Thee. '73, said students who
live in the Michigan Union be-
cause of housing shortages are
dissatisfied with the way Myers
has been running the organization,
and he argued that Myers' Feb.
11, 1969, election was illegal since
a quorum of IHA members was
not present.
"Myers doesn't inform all the
IHA representatives of meetings,'
but only sends out notices to a
select few of about 15 who support
him in his views," Thee said.
It was decided at yesterday's
meeting, however, that a quorum
was not constitutionally necessary
at the time of Myers' election.
IHA also discussed giving fresh-
men and other select groups dorm
priorities over returning students,
giving staff single rooms, and ap-
proved the plans for a co-ed floor
at Mosher-Jordan.
"One of the chief reasons why
plans for the co-ed floor were
held up until now was a Daily
article written when the plan was
first being discussed at the begin-
ning of this year," charged Myers.
"It gave a very misleading impres-
sion of the plans, and this did not
go over with the Regents very
well," he added.
The remainder of the discussion
centered around the Residence
Halls Tenants Union (RHTU).
This newly formed tenant or-
ganization, has close ties with( the
Tenants Union monetarily and le-
eally. Their goals inelude separate
room and board contracts. no
compulsory house dues, a higher
priority for housing withiut the
University budget, better food
service, and single rooms for staff.
The last demand has already been
a p p r o v e d by the University
through the work of IHIA.
Their main demand is for the
University to recognize the RHTU
as the collective bargaining agent
for the dorm students.
''This group the RHTUi would
have imi!tr goals as IHA, so I
dont tsee why we shouldn't lend
them any support that we can,"
Myers said.
When asked whether the RHTU
would be willing to work as a
committee of IHA, Kris .Johnson,
IHA administrative vice pres-
ident and proponent of RHTU
said. "We. would sooner not be
under an organization which
would slow down our plans of get-
ting our demands met..
The discussion was tabled until
the next IHA meeting but the
RHTU is going to continue with its
plans of forming their union any-
way, said Miss Johnson.

Another meeting has
scheduled for Friday.

b e e n

"Over the weekend," said rate
committee chairman Ed Salo-
witz, associate director of Uni-
versity housing, "I'll take the com-
mittee's recommendations a n d
draw up a final draft. We'll go
over it at our Tuesday meeting
next week and should have a final
report ready by the end of the
week."
Also yesterday, the Residence
Halls Planning Committee met to
discuss possible conversion of
some dorms to co-ed set-ups.
"We hope to have our report on
the conversion in the hands of Mr.
Feldkamp (director of University
housing) by this Friday," said
committeebmember Paul Lingen-
felter, assistant building director
at Bursley.
While the Planning Committee
still has to take final action, some
consensus has been reached, ac-
cording to Lingenfelter.
He said the committee would
probably recommend that provi-
sions be made for the minimum
requirement of 412 spaces for men.

THE NUMBERS GAME

he draftlotter:
Samte issues
accoii tpany2
new systemt
By HANNAH MORRISON
The draft lottery did not sig-
nificantly alter the old ugly issuea
of the draft-at least that's the
reaction of students and reprie-
enta tives of eneerned organiza-

This would be accomplished by tiocs.
converting Couzens Hall and Ox-
ford Housing to co-ed, creating The Ann Arbor Draft Cunsel-
approximately 400 spaces in all. ing Center has been swamped with
Both residences are now women's questions to interpret the results
of the i ttr dnr dip nt nt

housing.
The shift is not, expected to
create a shortage of housing for
women. "If you're talking about'
minimal requirements," Lingen-
felter pointed out, "you have an
excess of 500 spaces for women.
They never materialize, of course,
since we fill them with graduate
students.'
Opposition to this formula has
been raised by some residents at
West Quad, which is presently all-
male. They would like to see both
Stockwell Hall. which is all-
women, and all-male West Quad
converted to co-ed dormitories, in
a one-fbr-one switch.
At the rate committee meeting,
members discussed the possibility
of saving money - and possibly
cutting back the amount of the
fee hike by transferring someI
educational and staff costs to the
general fund budget.
Currently, these costs are paid
for by students with their dorm
fee money.
It Oitoday's
Page Three
* Common Market members
decide to begin drawing up
plans for Britain's entry in-
to the market after France
dropped its objections.
# A U.S. military court de-
clines to impose a ban on
interviews and the publica-
tion of photographs dealing
with the My Lai incident.
* University Health Service
has become crowded after'
new fire regulations forc-
ed the evacuation of t h e
fourth floor.

o Lne iot ert ana oes no an i-
cipate a change in its functions.
The Rev. Ron Tipton, assistant
minister at the Baptist Campus
Center, which houses the Counsel-
ing Center, said, "The old system
of exemptions and deferments is
still in effect. The only thing dif-
ferent is the random method of
choosing those available." He said
the center's role has increased,
"until the lottery is understood."
To answei the questions that
have arisen concerning the lottery,
the Draft Counseling Center is
holding discussion sessions for all
interested at 8:00 p.m. tonight and
Fiiday at the First Baptist Church.
510 East Hui'on.
Barry Cohen, local coordinator
for New Mobilization Commit tee
also said that the lottery does not
change the draft. "Now our future
rests with fate, rather than a
seven-man selective service board.
The draft lottery is no more ef-
fective than firing General Her-
shey. The only advantage is that
it lets you know ahead of time
what to expect and plan."
Cohen anticipates a great in-
crease in the amount of resistance
to the draft, because of this.
New Mobe will be conducting
pre-induction classes in January
to teach eligibles what to expect
from the army.
The draft lottery did not affect
New Mobe's views. As represented
by Cohen, New Mobe still states
that the draft ought to be abol-
ished. As before, their main ob-
jectives are education of students
regarding the army and how to re-
act to it.
Daniel Buck in the Selective
Service Liaison Office of the Peace
Corps says that there has been no
increase of applications for the
Peace Corps as yet. He says that
it is too early to determine the ef-
fects of the lottery upon the or-
See SAME, Page 8

No less uncertain
Eligible meen calculating
chanlces for 190call-up
By HENRY GRIX
Editor
Daily News Analysis
Although President Nixon says he sought to reduce un-
certainty by establishing a new draft system, the lottery
begun Monday night has left both winners and losers be-
wildered and almost as unsure of their status as ever.
Nevertheless, the operation of the lottery is agonizingly
simple: those whose numbers were drawn first are most
eligible for the draft. The Administration reports those whose
numbers rank among the first third chosen have a "high
probability" of being drafted. Those in the bottom third have
a "relatively low probability" of being drafted and those in the
middle have what the White House terms an "average" pro-
bability.
The major question asked in Ann Arbor yesterday seems to con-
cern just who is affected by the lottery. Official statements specify
that all men between the ages of 19 and 26 (by Dec. 31) are affected
by the lottery. The inumbers these men received Monday night list
their permanent draft eligibility with the Selective Service System.
Although new lotteries will be held each year to set eligibility for
new 19-year-olds, the numbers selected last night are permanent
for those who are now in the 19-26 age bracket.
Occupational and student deferments will, however, continue to
apply. This means a 20-year-old junior with a II-S will maintain his
deferment until graduation. Upon graduation he will be eligible for
the draft on the basis of the number chosen Monday night. The 18-
year-old freshman, meanwhile, must wait until next fall to receive a
draft lottery number.
The random nature of tne lottery leaves scattered loopholes.
Students who boast a "relatively low probability" of being inducted
mention the possibility of withdrawing from school for a year to
)raft, speaks before a local group expose themselves to the required 12 months of maximum vulner-
ability. They may then return to school and regain their deferments.
Upon graduation, they no longer face top priority on the draft
rolls. As long as draft calls continue to drop and the Vietnam war
subsides, this may prove a safe out. But any shift in international
affairs could change the picture. Besides if many students choose
this course, the draft boards will probably reach the higher numbers
ry svster quicker.
850,000 men are included in the pool which was formed Monday
night. Pentagon officials expect about 290,000 of these men will enlist,
an entire political and economic filling 54 per cent of the projected quotas.
system." "That system, if you
want a name for it, is the nation- This will leave 560,000 men eligible for the draft. About 45 per
state system," Reeves said.' cent of those-or 250,000 men-are likely to face induction. Beginning
As a "symptom of the system," Jan. 1, those born on Sept. 14, the date with the number one lottery
the draft must be destroyed, he ranking, will be called first. Men will be called thereafter in the
added, as we "attempt to destroy order in whicl, their birthdays were drawn Monday, until the quota
archaic institutions and set up is'filled.
,new ones." In the final analysis, the lottery changes the draft in only two

TOM REEVES, chairman of the National Council to Repeal the I
yesterday. He called for complete abolition of the draft.
.Speaker demands e
attac ks Nixon'slot

By ART LERNER
"The draft must be destroyed
and no reform will really change
that fact," the chairman of the
National Council to Repeal the
Draft told a local gathering of 45
people last night.
Tom Reeves, a political science
professor and a member of the
National New Mobe Steering Com-
mnittee, said that President Nixon
was "unable to do anything sig-
nificant about the draft, since the
draft is necessary to carry out a
militaristic fomeign policy."
Speaking at a dinner sponsored
by the Ann Arbor Committee of
the Michigan Council to Repeal
the Draft, Reeves emphasized the

importance of "young people" in
the drive to repeal the draft. He
distinguished "young people" from
"students" because "a great num-
ber of the people involved in the
revolution are non-students and
GI.'s.",
"The draft is very close to the
heart of the student revolution,"
he said. Reeves pointed out the
predominance of military spend-
ing in the federal budget.
"More of our federal budget
goes for the military than in Ger'-
many in 1939 and twice as much
as the Soviet Union," he said.
"The President is determined to
maintain the power to induct, and
to keel) the inductioni system to
allow him to induct whenever he
sees fit," Reeves added. He feels
that President Nixon's plans for
a volunteer army include retain-
ing the power of the President to
contie conscription in times of
crisis, which, lie says, could e-
sult in a recurring diaft call of
up to 100,000 nien followed by
three om' foui' months without a
draft.
Reeves outlined sotte of the
ac tivities pt'esently instituted by
the National Council to Repeal
the Draft.
Hie projected three directions in
which the group plans to move.
These ar'e "educating high school
students about the draft and its
repeal," "taking advantage of the

Reeves said that he is often
confronted with the question, "But'
how will we defend America with-
out the draft?" His answer is that
"Amnerica is the greatest of the
nation-states. If America cannot
defend herself without the draft-
slave labor - we must begin to
change the institutions of our
society."

major areas. First it makes 19-year-olds without deferments the prime
targets for the draft. And for another, the lottery substitutes fate for
the discretion of the local boards.
But the lottery does not end what some see as the draft's main in-
equities--deferments are still available. And essentially, the draft issue
remains the same for many college students who probably will not
try to pull punches with the lottery: they simply will become eligible
upon graduation.
,Fate, as expected, is favoring some and upsetting others.

PLAN NEW ATTEMPT

Recall Harris drive
By TIM BRANDYBERRY] posed ourselves." he explained. "Our miss-
Concerned Citizens of Ann Arbor has ing it was not significant. We can pick any
again missed its target date for the filing 90-day period we want," he added. "All
of petitions for the recall of Mayor Robert we have to do is persuade those who signed
Harris and six Democratic councilmen. over 90 days ago to sign again."
The group will continue to gather sig- I this way, the group can acmulate
natures, this time aiming to put the recall signatures without having to work against
referendum on the ballot for the primary a deadline, he added.
elections on Feb. 15. said Jack Garris. "We will continue to gain signatures.-
leader of the recall group. Garris continued. "because as time goes

falls short

,j- -
rose Bowl tickets in adequate
supply to meet student demand
Officials at the Michigan ticket The 9,000 tickets allocated to campuses have been allowed to
department said yesterday they the University and not sold to buy Rose Bowl coupons.
expect to have enough Rose Bowl students under the contract with Of the tickets available to
tickets to meet the student de- the Rose Bowl Committee will be alumni, 1200 have been assured
iiandi. sold to alumni. allocation to the Conlin-Dodd
In all, the University has been travel agency for distribution as
allocated 13.000 tickets. Ticket In addition, a small number of
alloated13 ~tickets will be reserved for the part of a tour sponsored by the
department officials expect to sell !University's official party accord- Alumni Association. The Alumni
about 4 000 tickets to students, Un ic r d ennery, crd- office has already received 1284
staff and faculty before the dead- ig to Richard Kennedy, Secretary requests as of yesterday afternoon.
line at the end of this week. The !ofthe Michigan Rose Bowl Com- The remainder of the alumni

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