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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom




Weigh Proposed Distribution Changes

Supporting the need for distri-
bution requirements, but adding
that the present ones are not a
satisfactory balance between depth
and breadth of course require-
ments, the Literary College Cur-
riculum Committee has prepared
a report of suggested requirement
These revisions were presented
to the faculty' as a whole in the
spring of 1965, and were later
passed. These proposals will now
come before the Regents at their
November meeting.

If they are approved by the Re-
gents, they will be incorporated
into the 1966-67 Literary College
bulletin, and the entering fresh-
man class of 1966 will fall under
these new provisions. These re-
quirement changes, however, will
have no bearing on presently en-
rolled students at the University.
The basic hope of the faculty
is that under these new require-
ments, the student will be able to
fulfill his distribution require-
ments without being unnecessar-
ily restricted.

"These proposals received very
enthusiastic faculty and student
approval, and we regard them as a
big step forward," said Associate
Dean William Hays of the lit-
erary college.
What are these new changes?
At present a student must take
14 hours in social studies, 12 hours
in natural sciences and 12 hours
in humanities. The changes elim-
inate the hour requirements and
put a required number of courses
in their place.
If the proposal is passed by
the Regents, a student would ohly
have to take three courses in the

three different fields. There will
still be a division as far as areas
within each field of study, and
a student would have to take two
courses within one of these di-
vision areas and the third in an-
There would also be a require-
ment that at least one of the
natural science courses involve
laboratory work.
Another proposed new require-
ment stipulates that the third
course in any oft he fields can be
replaced by either a course in
mathematics or philosophy except
the one laboratory course.

In 1963 the distribution re-
quirements were changed, and the
required mathematics or philoso-
phy course was eliminated.
That meant if a student desired
to take courses in either of those
areas (especially mathematics,
since philosophy was classified as
a humanities course), he would
not be fulfilling any requirements.
Subsequently many students were
unable to take those courses.
In addition to these formal pro-
posals, the Curriculum Commit-
tee has also released a list of
supplementary recommendations.
The committee feels that there

should be a direct relationship
between the credit hours given
for a course and the amount of
work required. There is presently
a definite discrepancy between
hours and credit in many courses,
especially in science.
The committee also urged the
different departments to remove
all prerequisites which tend to
cause a mature student to mark
time at the introductory level.
The present requirement of one
term of English Composition to
be satisfied by a student in his
first two semesters of residence
remains unchanged.

The present foreign language
requirement of a fourth semester
proficiency in one language also
remains unchanged, but there is
reportedly hope of a further study
into this area.
The Curriculum Committee is
continuing its study into the prob-
lems of requirements and is at
present setting up a survey.
Throughout all its study, the
Curriculum Committee has tried
to value those "qualities of in-
tellectual initiative and mature
self-reliance" which it feels ought
to characterize all students.

What's New at 764-1817

Says Law L
Perils First,
Call Indiana 'Red' Act E
Unconstitutional, Seek L tt ic
High Court Decision




Prompted in part by a Daily article dealing with the subject,
Councilman Richard E. Balzhiser has requested *a report from
the Ann Arbor Police Department on the use of narcotics in the
city-campus area. He said yesterday that independent sources
using unfamiliar terms had informed him that "something"
implying marijuana. was smoked at parties and was freely
Balzhiser hopes the current police investigation will determine
the existence and/or the extent of the problem and will create
a general awareness throughout the community of the use and
effects of narcotics.
A motion to place a questionnaire to discover how the
majority of University students really feel about the government
policy in Viet Nam on the next Student Government Council
ballot will be considered at tonight's SOC meeting. The poll
will present political and military alternatives and the voter
will be asked to state his preference.
* * * *
Students interested in studying in Germany for a year may
learn about the University's junior year abroad program in Frei-
burg at an informational meeting 'tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Rm.
3-R of the Union. The program, in its second year of operation,
is jointly sponsored by the University, the University of Wiscon-
sin and Wayne State University.
"The program offers students the opportunity to live in
Germany for a year and study at a German university," Asso-
ciate Dean of the Literary College James H. Robertson said yes-
terday. The details of the program, plus impressions from
students who have returned from Freiburg, will be discussed at
tonight's meeting.
Municipal Court Judge Francis L. O'Brien, who last month
sentenced 36 anti-Viet Nam war demonstrators to 10 days in the
County Jail on a trespassing charge, has received more than
40 letters commenting on the sentence.
Because the appeals are pending, Judge O'Brien does not
feel it proper to reveal the contents of the letters. "However, I
can say many have come from servicemen in Viet Nam," he said.
Congressman Robert Kastenmeier (D-Wis) spoke last night
at the Law Club Lounge on "The Judiciary Committee-The
Lawyers' Committee."
Kastenmeier said he was definitely in favor of student
protest, but labeled draft-board sit ins and draft-card burning
"ludicrous," and "most probably illegal." "They are self defeating
and tend to alienate," he said.
The University housing and finance advisory, committee to
Wilber Pierpont, vice-president for business and finance, and
Richard Cutler, vice-president for student affairs, met yesterday.
"The meeting was frustrating. We have no enthusiastic support
of our suggestions, only conceding nods. We have not received
as much cooperation as we could have. Everyone is sitting on his
heels waiting for the President's Blue Ribbon report due Mon-
day," Stuart Gordon, '66L, said.
"Another problem, " Gordon added, "is the lack of long-range
University planning. They do not build until there is a crush
of students and then they build piece meal, not for future needs.
They are still thinking like a small town college," Gordon said.
Long Distance
Freedom of speech must be protected even for "fringe minor-
ity" students whose antics on Viet Nam policy are widely un-
popular, Michigan Lt. Gov. William G. Milliken (R) said yester-
"I deplore the actions of this fringe minority . .. They are
clearly out of step with the vast body of state and national
opinion. They reflect unfairly on the 80,000 draft-age men on
Michigan college campuses.
"It is difficult to grant freedom to immature individuals
who remember their rights and forget their responsibilities,"
he said. "Yet we must. It is precisely when our anger and disgust
are most intense that we must guard most against the suppression
of legitimate dissent in the name of patriotism."
Alameda County's Board of Supervisors has announced that
it is .billing the University of California $15,982 to cover expenses
incurred,* in halting the recently Berkeley Viet Nam protest
marches. The County Board voted approval for the bill, which
represents the overtime pay given to sheriff's deputies who
blocked the marchers at the Oakland City limits on October
fifteenth and sixteenth.
The reason given for the board's action was that the protest
march was spearheaded by a group whose activity centered on
the Berkeley campus. The Calofirnia regents have unofficially
indicated they will decline to pay. An official reply will be forth-
cnming at their November meeting.



The defense of three University
of Indiana students indicted for
alleged Communist conspiracy is
basically a defense of the right to
free speech, Prof. Joseph Schneid-
er of the school's sociology de-
partment said last night.
The question is, he said, "Do
you believe in the First Amend-
The three students, members of
the Young Socialist Alliance
(YSA), were indicted in 1963 for
violation of the Indiana Anti-
Communism Act, but have not yetC
faced trial.
In localpre-trialdproceedings
the law had been declared un-
constitutional, but a subsequent
Indiana Supreme Court decision
reversed the ruling early this year.
The three students were joined
by Schneider and several others in
filing a complaint October 6 with
the United States Supreme Court.
They asked for an immediate
injunction to stop prosecution
and an ultimate ruling that the
act is unconstitutional.
Although the constitutionality of
a law restricting the right of free
speech is the main issue, observ-
ers feel the most vociferous stu-
dents have devoted more atten-
tion on a different issue.
While these students say that
the Indiana Anti-Communism Act
should be declared unconstitution-
al, most of their outrage has cen-
tered around the misuse of the,
law in Bloomington, where thei
three students allegedly conducted
their conspiracy.
The committee, in a press re-
lease last week, said that local
prosecutor Thomas Hoadley con-
ducted a "campaign to force In-
diana University to remove the
YSA from the campus and prevent
it from functioning as a legiti-
mate student organization."
The committee also charged
that he "initiated a witch hunt
against the YSA." They claimed
that he had had someone "eaves-
drop" on a meeting of the stu-I
dents in a private home.!
The committee did not explain
how, if at all, Hoadley's actions
have any bearing on the constitu-
tionality of the act.
Ralph Levitt, one of the defend-
ants, implied recently that this
example shows how "local prose-'
cutors in various states can use
them (sedition statutes) to vic-
timize individuals for their poli-
tical ideas."
Hoadley was cautious in an-
swering the charges. He told Thel
Daily last night, "I am only doing
my job. They (the committee)
have said these things from coast
to coast and I don't have the time
or inclination to oppose them."

FBI's Probe,
Of Pro-Cong
'Group 'uiet'
Members' Names
Not Sought; Justice
Department Involved
If the Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation has begun an investiga-
tion of the Committee to Aid the
Vietnamese as announcedin the
Daily Friday, it has been doing so
quietly, the committee's chairman
indicated yesterday.
As yet the only act by the FBI
in the investigation has been an
interview last Saturday with Stan-
ley Nadel, '66, chairman of the
group, which has been raising
money to aid Vietnamese citizens
living in Viet Cong controlled
Nadel said yesterday that the
FBI investigators only asked him
if he had anything to say about
his activities, which he refused to
answer on the grounds that he
had not consulted a lawyer and
no formal charges had been laid
against him.
Names Not Sought
No attempt has been made by
the FBI to obtain the names of the
25 members of the organization
from the office of student affairs,
according to Duncan Sells, direc-
tor of student organizations.
Sl. s pointed out that the office
is not required to divulge the
names to the public, and will not
do so unless the information isI
subpoenaed by the attorney gen-
eral's office.
Justice Department
The United States attorney in
Detroit, who announced last
Thursday that his office was look-
ing into the possibility that stu-
dents belonging to the committee'
would have to register as agents
of a foreign government, said yes-
terday that the information had
been passed on to the internal
security division of the Depart-
ment of Justice.
The probe had been requested
of University officials by the Uni-
versity Young Republicans, and
was then forwarded to the office
of the U.S. attorney in Detroit,
who yesterday declined comment
on the outcome of the investiga-

Eight thousand copies of the book "None Dare Call It Treason" by John A. Stor
tributed free to students at the University this week. The books are being mad
Americanism Educational League which has its offices in California. The organiz
an essay contest relating to this controversial book in which students may either
statements in the book. According to John R. Lehrner, executive director of thec
copies of the book are to be distributed at the University and the books are bein
proximately 400 colleges across the country. "We are distributing the books so th
a better idea of what we mean by the Communist conspiracy."
Year=Long Ce lebrc'
Of 'U' Sesquicentei

fStemns fronm
Tuition Hike,
Faxon Releases Audit
a;4Results; Announces
Power Quiz Delay
Representatives from Student
Government Council and the Uni-
versity of Michigan Student Em-
playes Union will be invited to
speak before Rep. Jack Faxon's
(D - Detroit) higher education
subcommittee at its public hear-
Ings here next Wednesday, Faxon
said yesterday.
"We want to hear their side,"
I Faxon said in announcing the
unprecedented move.
Faxon also released yesterday
the audit of the University's tui
Daily-Jim Lines tion and housing accounts which
T ' ' his"subcommittee began last sum-
mer in response to the University's
tuition and dorm fee hikes. Wed-
nesday's hearings, which will be-
er avbe bn -the gin at 10 a.m. in the Regents'
eailable sbys e meetingroom, will center on the
cation is sponsoring results of the audit.
r support or refute Postponement
organization, 10,000 in addition he announced a
g given out at ap- postponement of the Legislature's
at students can get probe into the University's rela-
tionship with University Micro-
films, Inc., from next Wednesday
until "early in December."
The UMI hearings will be post-
poned, Faxon said, to allow Regent
Eugene Power (Ann Arbor) presi-
dent of UMI and currently in Ja-
pa to be present at them and
also because the current hearings
will occupy his group until then.
Faxon also mentioned that he
expected two members of the State
Board of Education to be present
at Wednesday's meetings.
He emphasized that the audit
ations, is overseeing itself contains no conclusions
cipation in the affair, about the 'University's use of its
i began its meetings funds, and that those conclusions
mester, and plans are will only be reached by his sub-
lementary stage. Pro- committee after hearing testi-
r major annual activ- mony from the University's execu-
dapted to the Sesqui- tive officers.
eme.d Three copies of the audit were
ing are proposals for sent yesterday to Marvin Niehuss,
icipation in the ses- executive vice-president, Faxon
l celebration: explained, "so the University can
gras-type weekend to make comments or corrections n
observance of the the figures before the hearings
birthday. Skits and begin." Faxon said copies would
icenter on the theme be made available to the public as
s in the life of the soon as they are printed.
Donald Resnick, '68, president
anor international of UMSEU, said last night that
nce retenatnal his group's address to the hearings
erence directed at a will be in three parts.
na stdentaor issue. ,Three Sections
ba dramnan uial, "One section will deal with our
be written and per- general economic philosophy, one
udtenesitcha'show, with local housing problems and
the Univpersity's an- one with student fees," Resnick
celebrations and be- s Mickey Eisenberg, '67, com-
ty alumni in Detroit's mented that "student fees" in-
cludes "everything but housing."
on to the student, "Student costs can be divided into
regularly scheduled two general accounts," he said,
i college of the Uni- "housing and 'other.' Whatever
been urged to mark we do not 'present to the sub-
sary with symposia committee under 'housing,' we will
events, therefore present under student

Second of Two Parts
The University will be 150 years
old on Aug. 26, 1967, but instead
of observing this auspicious occa-
sion for a day, it plans to celebrate
it for a year.
Besides the five major ceremon-
ies being planned by the Central
Sesquicentennial Committee, the
students and faculty are also
planning supplementary events to
honor this educational landmark.
In 1967 the University will be
the site of various important con-
ferences of educators. For exam-

ple, the Congress of Orientalists,
a meeting of about 1500 scholars
of Asia, will be held in Ann Arbor
Aug. 11-20, 1967.
The city of Ann Arbor is plan-
ning a gala celebration on Aug. 26
to mark the birthday of its home-
town institution. A huge dinner
-and party are planned at the IM
Bldg. The University did not move
to Ann Arbor until 1837. It was
previously located in Detroit.
From the student standpoint the
outlook is for an interesting and
festive 1967. A Student Advisory
Board, composed of a representa-
tive from each of the major cam-

pus organiza
student parti
The Board
early this se
still in the e:
posals call fo
ities to be a
centennial th
The follow
student part
.-A Michig
kick-off the
booths would
of 150 years
-A natio
student conf
-An origi*
which could
formed by sti
centering on
niversary, co
many of the
fore Universi
Cobo Hall.
In additi
alumni and
affairs, each
versity has1
the anniver
and cultural

Cavanagh Seen as 'Close to Charismatic'
In Appeal; Political Future Called Bright

Detroit Mayor Jerome P. Cav-
anagh's overwhelming victory over
Walter C. Shamie Tuesday has
presented some interesting ques-
tions: Where does he go from
here, why is he so popular, does

Urban Affairs or Secretary of
Health, Education and Welfare;
or remaining mayor until a senate
seat or the governorship is open.
Competitors for Cavanagh
Thomas pointed out, though,
that if' Sen. Pat McNamara (D)
retires in 1966. former Democratic

also applicable in higher levels of lations with the government aided
politics. in obtaining the dollars he needed
Record of Achievement for his programs.
Foremost is the fact that Cav- Close to Charisma
anagh developed meaningful pro-; A third source of his popular-

grams and was able to achieve
them, the hallmark of a strong

ity, Thomas and Bromage agreed,I
is the youthful, dynamic, articu-
ite imace he ha nrnoiecter an




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