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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


'U'Students See Action in Capitol's Summ



EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first While his statement has some
in a series of four articles on im- mesrofhpblmstfte
pressions of Washington, D.C., dur- -measure of hyperbole, most of the
ing the summer, when Mark Kil- University's interns who worked
lingsworth served as a congression- here would agree that it none-
al legislative assistant and as The theless gives some indication of
Daily's Washington Bureau, what working in Washington for
By MARK R. KILLINGSWORTH the summer can be like.
Special To The Daily Half the Fun
WASHINGTON - "Despite my For most of the University's,
several years of picketing and contingent of government interns,
other campus political activity at like all the summer workers (who
the University, I saw few tangi- numbered nearly 10,000 and came
ble results. But in the short from nearly every college and uni-
space of this summer, I person- versity in the country and also
ally desegregated over 70 South- included numerous, non-college
ern school districts!" young adults), getting there was
Christopher Cohen, '67, one of half the fun-and also half the
over 60 University students work- problem.
' Ing as summer governmental in- Basically, two kinds of jobs are
terns, was reminiscing about his open for students - in executive
experiences as a Justice Depart- agencies or in congressional or
ment staffer in Georgetown's Sil- senatorial offices. A few Univer-
ver Dollar here. sity students also worked in pri-

vate concerns, as did Alan Gal-
braith '66L who was with the
law firm of Edward Bennett Wil-
Although a profusion of chan-
nels to a Washington job exist'
for the student job-seeker, the
problem has always come in
matching up the channels with'
Form 57
A large number of the Univer-
sity's Washington delegation sim-
ply picked out an agency, sent in
the famous government Form 57
to apply for employment, took the
Federal Service Entrance Exami-
nation-almost essential due to
the civil service status of much
federal summer employment-and
Others, with personal connec-
tions, managed to land jobs in

short-tcrm, non-civil service fed-
eral agency jobs or in congression-
al offices, where the individual
congressman himself does the hir-
Still others, somewhat fewer,
got their jobs through the ef-
forts of organizations like the
Michigan Center for Education in
Ford Foundation
Financed partially by grants
from the Ford Foundation, MCEP
secures job openings and pays
part or all of the salaries for sum-
mer internships not only in Cap-
itol Hill offices of Michigan leg-
islators, but also in political or-
ganizations and interest-groups
(locer to home, such as the Cham-
ber of Commerce. the AFL-CIO,
tne United Auto Workers, and
the respective state nolitical par-

ty central committees.
MCEP, whose University repre-
sentative is Prof. Jack Walker of
the political science department,
examines student applications and
then recommends several students
for each opening. The final choice
is made by the potential employer.
Other University students found
out about what steps to take
through the University's own pro-
gram, which most interns feel is
modest and underpublicized.
The University's program is di-
rected by Prof. Ferrel Heady, the
director of the Institute of Pub-
lic Administration.
Francis Pentti, '64, now a full-
time official in the Maritime Ad-
ministration, received a modest
expense allowance under the pro-
gram, and then set to work keep-

ing students informed on the nec-
essary examinations that were be-
ing given and other information.
Adequate Pay
Pay varied from $50 to over
$120 weekly, which most students
found adequate to live comfortably
on, and it came from many sourc-
es, from MCEP to regular federal
salaries to a special congressional
internship appropriation.
One University congressional in-
tern started out filing correspond-
ence, then graduated to research-
ing speeches, and finished his
summer with all the duties of a
full-time congressional legislative
assistant and a salary increase
from $75 (an intern's pay) to $125
a week.
The University students who did
get employment get all kinds of

Charlotte Greenfield, '68, em-
ployed in the Agency for Inter-
national Development (AID) in
the State Department, worked
with classified documents in an-
alyzing aspects of economic devel-
opment in nearly 80 underdevelop-
ed countries.
Christopher Cohen, in addition
to working in the civil rights di-
vision of the Justice Department
helping to process school deseg-
regation applications, also had the
job of writing % 150-page manual
explaining procedures undcr the
school desegregai.ion guidelines for
the use of both the civil rights
division and the equal opportunity
section of the United States Of-
fice of Education.
Still another student, working

in the Securities and Exchange
Commission, analyzed complicat-
ed statements of financial pro-
ceedings submitted to SEC by
banks, brokerage firms, and other
financial institutions.
For some University summer in-
terns, their experience was not
only enlightening-but fascinat-
"I was attached to the plan-
ning section of my bureau of -he
State Department," one such
summer worker relates. "I went to
the staff meetincs concerned with
program coordination as part of
my work, and heard reports from
my own and other divisirns on
everything from current foreign
aid negotiations to the effect of
Defense Secretary Robert McNa-
See COMPETE, Page 2


What's New
At 764-1817
Prof. Kenneth P. Davis, chairman of the department of
forestry since 1950, has been appointed acting dean of the
School of Natural Resources at the University. He will serve
until Dec. 31, 1965, or until a new dean is appointed. The
natural resources department has recently combined five de-
partments into three and taken in the landscape architecture
department. Prof. Davis' main task will be to develop new cur-
riculums and to carry through the changes which have already
been made.
The Ann Arbor Board of Education has approved a Univer-
sity Hospital work-study program for potential school drop-outs
which will involve the employment of up to 25 local 16-year-olds
at $125 per hour for a 30-hour week. The program, entitled
"Training Opportunities for Public Service" (TOPS), will be
submitted for funding under the Equal Opportunity Act, said
Jules Schrager, director of the hospital's department of social
Dean -Phillips of Tuskegee Institute and Vice-President for
Student Affairs Richard L. Cutler will be the guest'speakers at a
program and reception for the Tuskegee exchange students on
Friday, Sept. 17. This welcome will launch the Michigan-Tuske-
gee exchange program, should include University students attend-
ing Tuskegee Institute within the next few years. Sponsors are
Sigma Theta sorority in conjunction with Panhellenic Associa-
tion, Student Government Council, and the Office of Student
Barry Bluestone, president of the University Student Emplo-
yees' Union, announced that a "Know Your University Day" will
be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Conference
people from all over the state who have a concern with higher
education in Michigan are being invited to attend," said Blue-
stone. At the conference, members of the labor community, the
clergy, high school principals, journalists, state legislators and
civil rights leaders will be able to learn more about their state
university and discuss problems connected with making higher
education financially feasible for all qualified citizens.
Acting on recommendation of the United States Public
Health Service in anticipation of an influenza epidemic due to
a re-occurring two to three year trena, the University Health
Service will hold influenza vaccination clinics on Tuesday, Sept.
14. Students, staff and their spouses can take their vaccinations
at a charge of $1 for students and $1.50 for staff between 8 and
11:30 a.m. and 1 and 4:30 p.m. at the Health Service. Those who
have had influenza vaccinations since July, 1953 should have one
dose, and all others should take two. Clinics for second treat-
ments will be announced.
Greene House President Stuart Adler, '68, Fletcher Hall
President Samuel J. DeMan, '69, and other quadrangle residents
are continuing to press for an Inter-Quadrangle Council presi-
dential election, contesting the right of Lee Hornberger, '65, to
occupy the office of president of Inter-Quadrangle Council.
Although East Quadrangle Council had dropped its case against
Hornberger, there are other interested quadrangle residents who
were previously pressing for such an election and plan to continue
their efforts. The case will probably be heard first by the Inter-
Quadrangle Judiciary Council.
* * . *
For the second consecutive year, the Young Republican's.
Diag sign has been mutilated. Last year during George Rom-
ney's visit, the oil cloth was torn from the sign and this message
was left: "This was a large oil cloth. It was ripped off. Come
see the governor anyway." An equally intelligent communique
was left this year: "This cloth was not ripped off, but care-
fully removed to prevent destruction."
Long Distance
Sources in California have reported that implementation of
the controversial Byrne Report is proceeding quite rapidly in
spite of the initial hostile reaction from University of Califor-
nia Regents. The report was released last spring following the
Berkeley riots and recommended sweeping changes in the struc-
ture of the statewide university system to give more autonomy
to the individual campuses, less day-to-day control to the uni-

Fix Crowded
Conditions in
'Thaw' in Residences
Allows Transfer Out
Of Converted Rooms
Dormitory overcrowding is being
reduced as students transfer from
converted rooms in a period of
thaw following the residence hall
As of September 7, the residence
hall system was undersubscribed
by 38 students, although high rates
of overcrowding exist at specific
halls. There were 164 vacancies at
Markley Hall, 87 at Oxford Apart-
ments, and 35 at Lloyd Hall. Five
n othersresidence halls posted vac-
Student preferences in dormi-
tory selection were evident in over-
crowding levels at specific halls.
South Quadrangle listed 105 stu-
dents over capacity, Stockwell
Hall, 87, and East Quadrangle, 124.
Residence hall officials have
difficulty transferring students out
of these three halls because of
their popularity. However, Direc-
tor of Residence Halls Eugene
Haun said that by September 18,
he expected that all students
wishing to transfer from crowded
halls will have, been granted the
opportunity, and only those wish-
ing to retain residence in crowded
accommodations will remain in
converted rooms.
Haun attributed the decrease in
residence hall occupancy to with-
drawals made by upperclass stu-
dents. He said that the Office of
Residence Halls allowed students
in converted quarters to break
their contracts if they wished to
move into off-campus housing.
By September 18, Haun expect-
ed residence hall employes would
be able to move out excess furni-
ture from the converted rooms.
However, because of a shortage
of employes, Haun said this proc-
ess would take several weeks.
The shortage of workers in resi-
dence halls extends into kitchens
and other facilities greatly un-
derstaffed. Haun said that resi-
dence halls are understaffed on
all levels, and many work oppor-
tunities are open to students.
When the residence halls open-
ed this fall, new and returning
students had found a much-im-
proved situation in University
residence halls, as compared to
the overcrowding of last year. Un-
like last year, there were only 440
students who had been assigned
to converted rooms and there was
no need for the temporary hous-
ing in dormitory attics and stor-
age places that had been institut-
ed in past years.

Gordon Approves Reply to




-Daily-Richard Cooper
RAPT LISTENERS Lauri Lipson (left) and Patricia Lindgren (right) hear Los Angeles law student and suspended police offi-
cer Michael Hannon describe violence as the only alternative to success in nonviolent civil rights protest.

200 Gather
In Diag- Rally
On Problem
Call Vice Presidents'
Answer on High-Rise
Apartments 'Vague'
"The group feels that it has
enough power that the University,
in an unprecedented way, has re-
plied to our demands in 24 hours,"
said Stewart Gordon, chairman of
the VOICE Housing Committee,
addressing a crowd of about 200
gathered on the Diag for a rally
to consider the problem of expen-
sive and inadequate student hous-
ing both on and off campus.
Gordon had preceded these re-
marks with a reading of the
VOICE committee's five demands
for better housing and the reply
to these demands issued yester-
day by Vice-President for Student
Affairs Richard L. Cutler, and
Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont.
Gordon said at that time that
he was generally satisfied with .or
had received clarification of all
of the specific replies to each
demand, except the point concern-
ing a University policy statement
on high-rise apartments.
'Vague Reply'
He stated that the reply was
"vague" and that it indicated
"... that they will do almost noth-
At this point a heavy rainfall
forced the rally to adjourn to the
Fishbowl, where about 50 students
stayed on to hear discussion con-
cerning the next measures to be
taken by the committee.
Gordon again led off the dis-
cussion with his estimate of the
group's success up to that time.
He said that they had "D won
recognition of their strength, in
that the University had made a
major policy statement, and 2)
won a commitment to talk on°a
lot of issues."
Start Talking
He added that the group would
start talking and only if the Uni-
versity did not come through
would they use action.
The next speaker was Eric Ches-
ter, also of the Voice committee.
He thought that before, the Uni-
versity "did nothing, and now
they do little," and added that
the ambiguity of the statement
by the vice-presidents "seemed to
give something but gave noth-
In the open discussion that fol-
lowed, the group was divided on
what their immediate response
should be. A motion was intro-
duced which moved that a com-
mittee should be set up that would
hire snmenn nf evnertise nthe

Police Officer Names

Violence as

Substitute for Non-Violent Protest

A Los Angeles policeman and a
last-semester law student iden-
tifying himself as a democratic
socialist declared yesterday that
"the only alternative to the suc-
cess of nonviolent civil rights pro-
test is violence. I am not advo-
cating violence-just stating a
fact," he added.
Michael Hannon, suspended for
six months from the police force
for activities in the Congress of
Racial Equality and peace move-

ments, spoke to a crowd of ap-'
proximately 150 people on the
police role in the recent Watts
Hammon approved of civil dis-
obedience because, before, the civil
rights movement was not "moving
fast enough. Social pressures are
piling up and are going to explode
eventually. They won't disappear.
They must be dealt with now," he

impoverished Negro, he said. It'
was not a race riot as some people
thought because there were no
organized gangs fighting. The riots
"all went on in a defined area of
the Negro ghetto in L.A.-the
most depressed area." Therefore
it was not an all-inclusive Negro
riot as some newspapers portrayed.
The basic characteristic of this
area is extreme poverty. "Early in
the morning one can see crowds


Boiling Over of men waiting to take buses out
The Watts riot was a boiling to farms to pick truck crops for
over of social pressures on the one dollar an hour. After paying


six bits for a peanut butter sand-
wich, which the boss thoughtfully
provides, and $4 or $5 for the bus,
a farm laborer is lucky if he
makes $8 a day," Hammon said.
And there are actually men fight-
ing for a chance at these jobs, he
It is not a question of segrega-
tion but one of poverty. "These
people don't have jobs now and
they have no chance for jobs in
the future. The civil rights groups
have come up with no solutions
and there isn't even a poverty
program in L.A." This is because
"the politicians couldn't agree who
would hold 'onto the purse
strings," he added.
Strike at Symbols
sThe Negroes were striking out
at the symbols they hated. The
first targets were the black and
white police cars. Then they
struck the "cockroach merchants"
-those small merchants living off
the poor people by selling on
credit and then repossessing the
article as soon as one payment isl
He then mentioned the "gold-
mien" avi , ..n oal aa

Ann Arbor To Host Bi-Lingual Conference
On Alternative Perspective on Viet Nam
By ROGER RAPOPORT Brockway, a British political fig- turn to the United States. University participants include
ure, and Jules Roy, a distinguished Buddhist Monks Marshall Sahlins of the anthro-
A major international confer- Algerian-French writer, whose ar Several Japanese B u d d h i s t pology department, biomathetician
ence, Alternative Perspective on tides have appeared in Le Monde. monks will be present and should Anatol Rapoport and Carl Ogles-
'Vet Nam, will bring a host of The conference, which grew out provide for an interesting con- by, who is president of Students
distinguished scholars, humanists, of the teach-in movement that be- frontation with a number of for a Democratic Society.
artists, and religious leaders to gan in Ann Arbor last March, is Christian monks planning to at-
Ann Arbor September 14 through snsnored .by the Inter-Universi- tend. The general session at 1 p.m.

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