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As of yesterday afternoon, more than 1000 students and fac-
ulty had signed a petition supporting the United States govern-
,ment's proposals to "bring about a viable peace in Viet Nam and,
once peace is brought about, to enlist economic aid for the
entire area and to assure to the people of South Viet Nam their
right to choose a government of their own" without intimidation.
The petition will be sent to President Johnson.
"An Evening's Frost," adapted from the poet's verse and
letters by Prof. Donald Hall of the English department, will pre-
miere in New York on Oct. 11 at the Theatre De Lys. The play
was presented for the first time by the Professional Theatre
Program last February in Ann Arbor.
The University has submitted a record $18.2 million capital
outlay request to the governor and the Legislature, the adminis-
tration reported recently. This year's request is part of a five-
year $111.5 million plan to build for increased enrollment and
replace outmoded facilities.
According to Panhellenic Association President Laura Fitch,
'66, the likelihood of sorority recommendation forms being sub-
mitted to SGC Membership Committee is "very good." She said
that she expects at least 13-15 of the 21 sororities to submit their
forms by Oct. 1. The forms are used by alumnae to recommend
girls who are rushing at the University chapters.
The Ypsilanti Greek Theatre, the first of its kind in the
United States, will open in June 1966, the organization's board
of directors announced Thursday. The board authorized ticket
sales and outlined preliminary plans calling for an inaugural
season of with at least three major productions.
* *
Delta Sigma Theta sorority, in conjunction with Panhellenic
Association, SGC, and the Office of Student Affairs, presented
a program and reception last night to welcome the 12 exchange
students from Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, -Ala. Among the
speakers were Vice-President for Academic Affairs Allan Smith,
the dean of Tuskegee Institute and Prof. Arthur G. Hansen of
the engineering school. Hansen has taught at Tuskegee Institute.
* * * *
Jim Hosbien (as Paeudolus), Larry Glover (as Lycus) and
Marcia Heuven (as Philia) will head the cast in the Soph Show,
production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
Forum." The show will be presented Nov. 18-20 in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Robert C. Schnitzer, executive director of the University
Professional Theatre Program's 4th.Fall Festival, has announced
the cast 'for "You Can't Take It With You" to open Sept. 29,
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. It will be directed by Ellis
Rabb. Donald Moffat, Dee Victor, Rosemary Harris, Clayton
Corzatte, Jennifer Harmon, and Keene Curtis portray the central
characters. Also playing key roles are Gordon Gould, Joseph Bird,
Sydeny Walker, and Richard Wood.
Administrators and faculty connected with the University's
computer program are reportedly delighted with the progress
being made toward implementation of last year's report and
recommendations on computer use here. An IBM 360 model was
ordered last spring with special additions and modifications for
the University to begin on-line use in addition to present batch
processing. The modifications, worked out in close consultation
with University faculty, are proving so popular with other com-
puter purchasers around the country (including MIT) that IBM
is hard-pressed to keep up with the orders. Espeoially exciting
has been the number of federal agencies lining up with substan-
tial grants to support the University's computer program. Lack
of funds had been a major concern last year when the computer
committee was setting up tentative plans.
W T 1 t I

Break ]Down
Asian Crisis
Work Sessions Show
Various Perspectives
Of Viet Nam Problem
The International Conference
on Alternative Perspectives on
Viet Nam reconvened publicly yes-
terday when the four study
groups, which had been meeting
in closed sessions all week, pre-
sented their suggestions for end-
ing the war in Viet Nam at a
marathon conference in Hill Aud.
Each study group considered the
problem of peace from different
aspects. One group considered the
situation from the standpoint of
international politics; the second,
in terms of social and economic
development; the third, in terms
of conflict and conflict resolution
and the fourth, from the viewpoint
of revolutionary warfare.
The first study group consider-
ing "The problem of Viet Nam
from the perspective of the study
of international systems," advo-
cated immediate cessation of
bombings in North Viet Nam and
eventually the reconvention of the
Geneva Conference powers, with
the addition of the National Lib-
eration Front.
Reevaluate Ideas
The group decided the United
States must reevaluate some of its
conceptions of the world before
peace can be obtained. The U.S.
view of Communism as a mono-
lith aimed at military destruction
of the West is no longer valid
since neither nationalism nor in-
dependence are necessarily incom-
patible with Communist states.










Groups Query U.S. Intervention,
Suggest Alternatives, New Plans

Eleven teach-in seminars on
Alternative Perspectives on Viet
Nam were held last night from 10
p.m. to 2:30 a.m. in Angel and
Mason Halls.
There were continuous showings
of a Japanese film, "Story of a
Soldier" by Kubo and an ABC
Television Documentary, "The
Agony of Viet Nam," in Aud. A.
Although the purpose of the
teach-in was mainly to discuss al-
ternatives to the war in Viet Nam,
some who attended the seminars
still questioned the necessity of
such. alternatives. Prof. Marshall
Windmiller of San Francisco State
University led a tense debate as
he expained why this necessity
He said that the communist's
greatest advances have not been
achieved by military means, but
by propaganda; therefore, this
war is not destroying the bulk of
what we are attempting to de-
Outlines Action
Instead of war, he went on to
say, the following courses of ac-
tion should be taken.
-We must let China into the
United Nations because we have
to be able to negotiate with them;
-We must have a way other
than war to unite the Vietnamese,
and a coalition government should
be formed;
-Instead of giving money to
this new government, we should
give them more advanced tech-

nology through stepped up Peace,
Corps action, and
-We must let the Vietnamese
choose their own form of gov-
Nevertheless, Windmiller said,
we can delay elections long enough
to abolish some the the hatred
that has been built up toward the
United States (and democratid
forms of government). Our Peace
Corps, he added, and technological
assistance are good ways to miti-
gate this hatred.
Capacity Crowd
Aud. B was packed with 100
over its capacity for the 10 p.m.
seminar featuring Arthur Miller,
Prof. Anatol Rapaport of the psy-
chology department and Carl Coh-
en. Rapaport began by referring
to the afternoon speech by Bob
Parris of SNCC criticizing last
year's teach-in for being too tech-
nical. The basic question, Rapoport
said, who to talk to the elite
decision-makers in Washington or
the U.S. people.
Even if 60-80 per cent of the
people were vociferously against
the war in Viet Nam, Rapoport
contended, the fighting would con-
tinue because the U.S. govern-
ment "is a virulent military dic-
tatorship, a self-perpetuating, un-
stoppable juggernaut which dic-
tates U.S. foreign policy."
Cohen objected to this diag-
nosis, insisting that U.S. leaders
are rational men who can and
must be influenced. Several list-
eners agreed and stressed the
twofold need for action to orga-
nize public opinion and to pressure
U.S. policybakers directly.

Next to speak was Arthur Miller
who asked if the individual could
affect the course of events. Miller
said, if he (the individual) con-
cedes that events are beyond his
control, he must accept responsi-
bility for whatever happens be-
cause his silence has given con-
sent. Miller warned that through
inaction the individual may be-
come an accomplice of evil.
One appropriate form of action
is the teach-in, which,' Miller, ar-
gued, may have a great effect.
Johnson, Miller said, is in a state
of conflict-he's not really sure of
what he's doing and is thus open
to persuasion. Miller added he
"could not remember a leader
saying before that we were fight-
ing to negotiate."
World War II, Miller continued,
was a question of absolute right
versus wrong and the U.S. de-
manded unconditional surrender;
but today, an internally divided
leadership needs student opinion.
Miller said that Johnson just
doesn't have the right information
and that the students can give it
to him. Cohen and a listener sub-
stantiated federal myopia with
anecdotes of personal experience.
Miller stated that Johnson is
soothing the people by toning
down the war with euphemisms
so that he will be re-elected.
"Johnson can be reached," Miller
said, "by teach-ins on a large
He added that people in other
countries get from our culture the
idea of a vital, fast-moving, free-

wheeling place where things are
really happening. Then when the
State Department moves in, Miller
said, the U.S. image is destroyed.
Fifty students heard Ajit Singh,
specialist on underdeveloped coun-
tries from the United Kingdom,
Prof. Charles Moskos and Prof.
William Gamson, both of the so-
ciology department, Prof. Otto
Feinstein of Wayne State Univer-
sity and Dom David Steindl-Rast.
of the Mount Savior Monastery
in New York discuss the Viet
Nam situation in 25 Angell Hall.
NLF Demands
Gamson and Moskos said the
main demands of the National
Liberation Front as preconditions
to negotiation with the U.S.-Viet-
namese army are:
-That they recognize, and agree
to negotiate with the NLF as a
separate entity;
--That any interim government
formed as a result of negotiations
include the NLF as participants,
-That the 1954 Geneva agree-
ments are still valid and merely
need to be enforced, not rene-
Feinstein commented that the
first bombing of North Viet Nam,
ostensibly in retaliation for the
Tonkin Bay incident, was actual-
ly designed to stress the U.S. con-
tention that North Viet Nam had
a controlling part in the war. He
concluded that it had shifted the
emphasis from fighting internally
with the South Vietnamese to
fighting externally with the North

Miller Says
free Speechu
In Danger
Lord Brockway, Oda,
Mazey Featured at
Evening Program
"You know something that
previous generations could only
theorize: that there is a right and
a wrong to war," said noted play-
wright ArthurMiller, addressing
an audience of 4000 gathered in
Hill Aud. last night for a speaker
program of the International
Conference on Alternative Per.
spectives on Viet Nam.
Included in the program with
Miller were Lord Fenner-Brock-
way, former Labor niember of the
House of Commons now in the
House of Lords and chairman. of
the British Council for Peace in
Viet Nam; Makoto Oda, novelist
and leader of a non-Communist
peace movement in Japan; and
Emil Mazey, secretary - treasurer
of United Auto Workers.
Brockway outlined the activities
of British groups working to end
the war in Viet Nam, including
a National Ballot on Viet Nam:
He expressed regret that the
British government, "instead of
encouraging you, has let you
down" but assured the audience
that "in Britain there are hun-
dreds of thousands who oppose
the war." Brockway concluded his
remarks with a call for coordinat-
ed effort on a world-wide scale
among peace groups.
Oda, who spent some time in
the United States as a student
six years ago, said he found much
in this country to compare with
ancient Athens. Like the Athen-
ians, Oda said1, Americans "feel
democracy can solve everything."
Mazey prefaced his remarks by
saying that he was "disappointed
in President Johnson's lack of
candor in talking to the American
people about the war."~
Mazey said that he would an-
swer: the President's expressed
reasons for staying in Viet Nam
such as protecting the democracy
of the people and keeping prior
commitments by saying that they
are now living 'under a military
dictatorship. He also said that "if
we made a wrong commitment
then, by God, we should change
that commitment."

Leaders in Business, Government, Education Begin
Analysis of Political Developments in Southeast Asia

Associate Editorial Director
Special To The Daily
RACINE, Wis.-Leading repre-
sentatives of the business, aca-
demic and governmental world
vesterday began here a three-day

under President Eisenhower; Ches-
ter L. Cooper, an Asian specialist
on the present White House staff,
and William Henderson, manager
of international government rela-
tions for the Socony Mobil Com-
The total number of partici-

"Sukarno is exploiting the issue
of Malaysia" for two purposes:
first, to create a nationalist en-
thusiasm to unite populous Java
with the outer islands which make
up the remainder of Indonesia,
and, second, to force the powerful,
right-wing Indonesian army to

York Nniversity asserted that a
Chinese drive toward the South
Seas has been evident throughout
history "from the Ming Dynasty
to the Chinese republic to Mao
Tse-tung." He concluded that a
continued U.S. presence, bolster-
ing the countries on the Chinese

South Vietnamese economist," as-
serted that "most Vietnamese have
lived under the law of the gun for
over 20 years," and respect only
He characterized the Viet Cong
as merely the best organized min-
ority in South Viet Nam. Neither

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