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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

" VOL. LXXVI, No. 27





Control Pills: Is Brown's Policy Part of Trend?

The growing national acceptance
of contraceptive devices was docu-
mented yesterday as Brown Uni-
versity revealed that its health
clinic prescribed birth control pills
for 'unmarried Pembroke coeds.
A resolution passed this sum-
mer by the United States National
Student Association also reflects
the role universities are being
asked to take in furthering the
usage of birth control. It urges
that all university operated health
centers disseminate birth control
information., The resolution does
not, however, mention the distri-
bution of birth control devices.
Locally, the University indirect-
ly aids students in obtaining birth
control information by referring:
them to other agencies and allow-

ing doctors relative independence
in treating students.
The Brown student newspaper,
the Daily Herald, reported yes-
terday that Helath Service Direc-
tor Dr. Roswell D. Johnson ad-
'mitted that for the past year
birth control pills have been pre-
scribed for unmarried coeds at
Pembroke, Brown's undergraduate
women's college, who are over 21
or have parental permission.
Johnson made clear that pre-
scribing the pills was a matter of
his "private orientation," not uni-
versity policy.
Herald editor M. Charles Bakst
said that the dean of Pembroke
declined comment on the health
service's practice but that Brown's
president in vague terms expressed
his confidence in Dr. Johnson.

Bakst anticipated that the pres-
sure of negative public opinion
from parents, donors, and the
predominantely Catholic popula-
tion of Providence, R.I., might
force the administration to nom-
inally disavow the current prac-
tice but that the prescription of
pills would probably continue
Bakst said that Brown students,
accepting birth control practices
as realistic and moral, were sur-
prised to learn that health service
had been prescribing pills, but
were not shocked or offended.
In an editorial yesterday en-
titled "The Bitter Pill" Bakst con-
trasted the "intelligent and en-
lightened" health service action
with the Victorian system of sign-

outs, curfews, and housing rules
for the women of Pembroke. Bakst
said he hoped that pointing out
this hypocrisy would force a re-
examination of the whole philoso-
phy b e h i n d rules .governing
women's conduct.
Bakst said that Dean of Pem-
broke Rosemary Pierrel, speaking
to a convocation of Pembroke
students on "The Role of Edu-
cated Women in Society," com-
pletely skirted the issue of the
pills and liberalized rules.
Campus Attitude
Director of t h e University
Health Service Dr. Morley B.
Beckett said that it is possible,
though not the normal practice,
for a student to receive birth con-
trol information and devices from
a doctor at health service. Beckett

said that doctors are asked to re-
fer students to the Washtenaw
County branch of the Planned
Parenthood Clinic but are given
no strict orders and must use their
own judgment in dealing with
specific cases.
Chairman for the Washtenaw
County Planned Parenthood Clinic
Mrs. K. O. Courtney said that
about 200 of the 5,000 people the
clinic serves each year. are Uni-
versity students.
Available Here
Clinic president Mrs. Oliver
Overseth explained that informa-
tion and prescriptions for birth
control devices are available to
women over 21 or to those pre-
senting parental approval or proof
of intent to marry.
She said that those not meeting

the' above qualifications are not
turned away but may be given
information on birth control and
on non-prescription devices.
Administrative Vice-President of
S t u d e n t Government Council
Charles Cooper, '66, present at
the USNSA convocation passing
the voluntary sex education reso-
lution, said that facilities of the
Planned Parenthood Clinic and of
the University are inadequate to
aid all those students seeking in-
He cited as an example of this
inadequacy a 300-level course on
marriage and family relations in
the sociology department which
always has many more applicants
than the 60 or 70 it can handle.
Cooper suggested the institu-

tion of more courses on sex educa-
tion by the sociology and psy-
chology departments and health
He said that the USNSA resolu-
tion urging university health cen-
ters to offer birth control infor-
mation passed almost unanimous-
ly. The call for the resolution to
also urge the distribution of birth
control devices was defeated by a
very small margin of two or three
out of the over 300 votes, he said.
Cooper said it was surprising to
find that delegates from small
Catholic girls' colleges were in
favor of health centers distribut-
ing devices as well as information.
Opposition to including birth con-
trol devices in the resolution came
chiefly from delegates of middle-
sized colleges, he said.


What's New
At 764-1817
Faculty members involved with Great Books 191 do not seem
overly distressed about the book-burning on the Diag last week
of Homer's Iliad. Prof. Otto G. Graf, director of the Honors
Program, termed, the incident a "belated spring prank." Prof.
Howard D. Cameron, lecturer in the Honors course, felt any
distress concerning the display generated from the term "book-
burning" which "may mean nothing to students today" but was
an expression of horror in the '30's and '50's.
Harry Chesebrough, Chrysler Corporation vice-president for
product planning and development, has been named chairman
of the national corporation's committee of the $55 million fund
drive. His task will be to solicit large capital gifts from major
Michigan national corporations. The leaders of the fund drive
will: meet- here .for a 'three-day leadership conference starting
Sept. 30.
The Graduate Student Council has requested that Student.
Government Council permanently allocate approximately $1800
per year to the maintenance of the GSC. This figure represents
thirty per cent of the contributions made by graduate students
to the SGC budget.
1. * * *~ *
George F. Lemble, secretary of the Citizens' Committee on
Housing yesterday listed eleven reasons why his organization is
seeking to have the newly established Ann Arbor Housing Com-
mission placed 'before the voters in a referendum. These include:
the need for low cost housing has not been established here,
low cost housing would attract persons to Ann Arbor who would
not otherwise be here, and the housing commission was establish-
ed "over the objection of the city attorney." City Councilman
John Hathaway, a supporter of the commission, said that most
of the claims were not valid. Lemble said that he was confident
his organization would obtain the needed signatures on petitions
and would defeat the Housing Commission on the referendum.
* * * *
The Young Democrats of Ingham County yesterday issued
a statement deploring the action of Michigan State University
toward graduate student Paul Schiff. Schiff is suing MSU for
denying him readmission to the university on the grounds that
he "acted to disrupt the organization of the University."
- n
Today flu shots will be given at the Health Center from
8:00 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. All persons needing
a second shot can obtain one in late October orearly November.
To date, 3,235 shots have been given at the Health Center. The
charge is $1 for students and $1.50 for faculty.
* * * *
President Johnson will sign into law this morning a measure
establishing a National Foundation on Arts and Humanities,
kindred to the National Science Foundation. Participants in the
ceremonies will include Rep. Weston Vivian (D-Mich) and some
84 other sponsors of the bill, the first Congressional legislation
on the arts since 1877.
The foundation would be authorized to provide $10 million
in aid to cultural and literary endeavors that are inadequately
subsidized by private foundations. Vivian's aides report that he
will recommend the Ypsilanti Greek Theater, an outdoor amphi-
theater for classic productions, as a deserving recipient of the
new foundation's funds. The congressman has not yet. been
apprised of University plans to construct a repertory theater.
Busy Signal
Kenneth Winter, '66, yesterday reported that the status of
his last year's proposal for a student-faculty community council
for the residential college is still indefinite. The suggested council
would be equally divided between students and faculty and would
have legislative responsibility for all aspects of the college
except curriculum and budget, which would be handled by com-
mittees appointed by the council. Burton D. Thuma, associate
dean of the literary college, said yesterday that the plan has
been submitted to the faculty advisory committee for the resi-
dence college but has not been discussed yet.
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is
seeking to expand its sphere of influence and broaden its base
of support-with help from the state. The University's budget
request-about to be sent to Lansing-contains a proposal asking
fn'. t millin in funds so that the center can mke the thrust







'U' Enrollment Up
13th Straight Year

Enrollment in the literary col-
lege has reached a record high
of 13,744 students this year-an
increase of 1,715 over last fall.
The total includes 10,181 under-
grads and 3,563 graduate students.
University enrollment for the
fall semester has climbed to a new
high of 31,267-2,164 more than
last year. This is the thirteenth
Vacancies in
Oxford May
Close a Unit
Despite overcrowding in some
girls' dorms there is a possibility
that one of the Oxford housing
coop units may be closed because
of a lack of girls to fill it. Ac-
cording to official sources yes-
terday, efforts to avoid the shut-
ting down of this house have been
made largely by Oxford girls
themselves, and have been some-
what successful.
The entire Oxford system has
capacity for 412 girls, and at pres-
ent is housing only 299, according
to official sources. The Oxford
suite system is short only three
of its 88-girl capacity while the
apartment system is short 80 of
its 144-girl capacity. The short-
age in the apartments has result-
ed in officials making the four-
man apartments into three-man
units, at no additional cost to their
Cooperative Sections
In the cooperative sections, how-
ever, the solution is not so easy,
according to officials. There are
approximately 30 vacancies dis-
tributed among the six different
houses. University officials have
threatened to close down one of
the houses entirely to save ongo-
ing expense, moving the girls from
that one house into the vacancies
in the other five.
To avoid this, Oxford girls have
sponsored an open house and have
been contacting girls, especially in
South Quad and Stockwell, to try
to induce them to move to Oxford.
The number of coop vacancies is
still near 30, and the rumored
official deadline of October first
for closing the house is only one
day away. But the campaign has
met with some success, as, accord-
ing to Frederica Evan, '66, work
chairman of Noble House, some 15
girls have moved to Oxford from
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consecutive year in which fall en-
rollment has set a new record.
This figure includes all stu-
dents enrolled at University cam-
puses and centers. In addition,
there are 3,186 students partici-
pating in credit extension pro-
grams bringing total enrollment
to 34,453.
Registrar Edward Groesbeck has
not yet announced a breakdown by
class or in-state, out-of-state to-
In the fall of 1951, University
enrollment was 17,226. In the past
five years, enrollment has increas-
ed by 6,279. Enrollment has in-
creased about 1000 per y e a r
through the early sixties, with an
increase of 1700 last year.
Administrators predict a total
of over 41,100 students at the Uni-
versity by 1970 and more than 50,-
000 by 1975.
The breakdown by schools with
comparison to last year's figures:
architecture and design college,
820 (down 24); business admin-
istration school, 1,161 (up 90);
Dearborn campus, 776 (up 99);
dentistry school, 522 (up 11); edu-
cation school, 2,937 (up 129); en-
gineering college, 4,485 (up 226);
Flint college, 831 (up 195); Law
School, 1,115 (up 35); Medical
School, 1,655 (up 82); music
school, 867 (up 97); natural re-
sources school, 388 (up 101); nurs-
ing school, 792 (up 32); pharmacy
school, 218 (up 26) ; public' health
school, 333 (up 2); and social
work school, 466 (up 57).
A total of 7,573 students are
enrolled in the Horace H. Rack-
ham School of Graduate Studies.
They are assigned to various
schools and are included in the
above figures.
University officials were better
prepared for this year's increase
than last year's. Last year, offi-
cials underestimated enrollment
by over 500. This year, the esti-
mate was only 367 short of the

Daily-Robert win
PRESIDENT AND MRS. HARLAN H. HATCHER talking with Robert C. Schnitzer, executived
tor of the Professional Theatre Program, at last night's APA premiere.
Controversy Surround
Start of New-' SDS Grou

Regent Does
Not Attend
President Angered,
Disturbed by Daily's
Critical Editorial
In a surprise move last night,
University P r e s i d e i t Harlan
Hatcher did not announce plans
for the construction of a reper-
tory theatre at the President's
Premiere of this fall's Association
of' Producing Artists season.
There had been official indica-
tions to Daily reporters that such
an announcement would be forth-
coming. Regent Eugene Power of
Ann Arbor had planned to give
the University $1 million towards
mart the construction of a modern the-
lmartI atre. Its total cost would be
direc- around $3 million.
Power did not attend any of the
festivities of opening, night and
declined to comment afterward.
Puzzling Day
Hatcher's failure to announce
the theatre capped a day in which
these events transpired:
-In the morning, Hatcher de-
nied reports that he would reveal
plans for the theatre, which will
be named after Power. The Presi-
dent did, however, reiterate the
community's need for a modern
Gp theatre;
-In the afternoon, Power was
described by a close friend as
ere un- "taking it very hard," a reference
ctuality, to an editorial appearing in yes-
te to the terday's Daily that criticized the
eal and Regent's intention of commiting
ding to the University to construct a
center- theatre.
where -In the evening, Hatcher was
rman in characterized as "extremely upset"
it would about the editorial and angered
rmanent that the theatre had been unveiled
in the press.
as sincee In Dark
nfusion. Other University officials re-
ated for mained in the dark as to the tim-
I appar- ing of the announcement. How-
e to the ever, they reiterated earlier state-
that he ments that plans for a theatre
his rep- have been approved, and that ar-
chitects for the project have been
Power has been known for many
that he years as a strong supporter of ex-
n if he cellent theatre and an interested
ent that patron in building a modern
ng. This structure with his name here.
y taken, This interest has been fanned
hi of the by the Uhlveristy's enthusiastic
an and reception for the Association of
esman. Producing Artists, a resident rep-
on, both ertory company that opened here
elieve in in 1962 and has gained national
r within, acclaim.
the elec-
orson to Cat o To
ning the a Ease
Cubans' Exit

The issues of the controversy
that rocked Voice Political Party
on Monday, were clarified yester-
day in a series of statements made
by representatives of Voice and
the group proposing to establish a
second chapter of Students for a
Democratic Society (SDS) at the
At the present time Voice is
the recognized chapter of SDS
on this campus.
Robert Thorson, one of the or-
ganizers of the new chapter of
SDS, said yesterday that "It is not
the intention of the new group to
attack Voice per se. We just want
to build an active chapter of SDS'
as we believe it should be. Voice

simply has failed to utilize the
great potential that exists on this
Speaking more specifically he
added that he felt Voice should
not commit itself as representing
a consensus on such topics as U.S.
policy in Viet Nam. He thought
that it should act as a "vehicle to
express views of individuals" while
those within it were perfectly free
to express or not to express any
Eric Chester, '66, recently elect-
ed chairman of Voice, claimed
that Voice should be a "combina-
tion of education and action."
On Tuesday it seemed that the
main charge against Voice was

that some of its actions w
democratic, although in a
this charge was subordinat
issue of disaffection of r
would-be members accor
Thorson. The controversy
ed around the meeting
Chester was elected chair
which Voice also decided9
continue to have one pei
This election meeting h
been enmeshed in much co
Stan Nadel, '66, also nomin
the post of chairman, had
ently sent a representativ
meeting with the message
had decided not to run. T
resentative never arrived.
Nadel has since said
probably would have ru
had known of an amendm
was passed at this meetii
amendment has indirectl
according to Nadel, mudf
control from the chairm
made him more of a spoke
Because of this 'confusi
Nadel and Thorson, who b
a decentralization of powe
the organization, thought1
tion should have been pc
for a week. This led Th
charge that "not postpo
election was not in the de

Refuse To Pay Cooling Bill

After rejecting the idea of a
rent strike, the residents of a new
Ann Arbor apartment house de-
cided to refuse to pay their air
conditioning bills because of al-
leged sales misrepresentation by.
the building's owners. Claiming
+ha+ +he salesmen had tltna nts

The residents in the new units
are now receiving electricity bills
averaging $30-$35 a month which
included charges for the electricity
consumed by the air conditioning
units, according to Engelmann.
The bills without the added fees
would have amounted to $6-$10 a
month, he said.
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threatened with eviction but the
owners will have to assume the
legal expense of taking us to court.
Our position is that we are now
paying the rent and the electricity
bill but refusing to pay the cost of
running the air conditioners."
The residents also cited that the
bill for the air conditioning in-
enAj the cost of coinnn the ha1l

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