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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


New Choices
Stir Critics
In City Hall
Board; of Directors
Announces Creation
Of Housing Group
Mayor Wendell E. Hulcher's
appointments to the new housing
commission absorbed additional)
criticism yesterday, but spurred
supporting action by the Ann Ar-
bor Board of Realtors, a group
which originally opposed the com-1
The board yesterday announced
that a non-profit organization is
being set up "to meet the request
of Mayor Hulcher for more hous-
ing for the needy." It will be called
Ann Arbor Community Housing,
Inc. ,
The board said that five dwell-
ing units and a site for low-in-
{ come apartments have already
been secured. But both the board's
announcement and. the mayor's
appointments met with strongly-
worded criticism at last night's
city council meeting.
Dr. Albert Wheeler attacked the
mayor's appointees as neither
committed to nor representative of
the city's lower income groups and
their housing needs.
He criticized the mayor's deci-
sion to exclude any "activists" in
making his appointments, saying
that it was the activists who help-
ed to get the commission passed
in the first place.
Dr. Wheeler again claimed that
not one of the appointees was a
member of the group which the
commission was set up to aid.
"This is one more example of
the eternal exclusion and insult
administered by the city govern-
ent on the Negro community,"
hsaid in summary.
Dr. William Schneider condemn-
ed the "moderation" he claimed
Hulcher aimed for in his appoint-
ments. "It is no time for modera-
tion," said Schneider. "It is time
for commitment."
He termed the Board of Real-
tors action as "tokenism."
Minutes before Wheeler, and
Schneider spoke, the mayor "pro-
tested" the fact that citizens who
were in support of the commis-
sion's purposes were not willing
to cooperate in the solution, re-
ferring to the critics of his ap-
pointees. He reiterated his aim to
form a commission which would
provide broad representation and
stimulate support from the entire
The mayor considers the board's
action yesterday as one aspect of
that support-by a group which
commands influence and resourc-
es in the field of housing.
He went on to describe his
appointed commission as "main-
stream" or "middle-of-the-road,"
excluding "activists and people
from either of the extremes of
Sthought or action."
In another action last night,
Councilman Richard E. Balzltlser
withdrew his motion supporting
the President's policy on Viet Nam
saying that it had been intended
for Veterans' Day.
Councilman Robert Weeks took
w the opportunity to condemn the
motion, saying that "our Viet
Nam policy should be debated, but
in lecture halls, on radio and tele-
Vision, in the press and in the U.S.
Congress, but not in the cham-
bers of the Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil . . . by a resolution that over-
simplifies the issue and leaves
the impression that we are all 'un-


What's New
At 764-1817
Hot Line
The quarter-final winners of the Campbell competition, a
moot court contest of junior law students were announced yes-
terday. From the following 12 students four will be selected for
the semifinals: Calvin Bellamy, Michael Coffield, Kay Felt,
E. Frost, Natalie Gingell, James Kleinberg, Richard Leukart,
R. E..Rassel, Robert Sarow, Joel Strauss, Peter Truebner and
Robert Wells. Two alternates, John Briggs and Richard Halber-
stein, were also selected.
The local "blue ribbon" task force on housing, appointed
by University President Harlan Hatcher last fall, has completed
its report and is awaiting instructions from him on when it is
to be made public. Hatcher will be in Chicago today at a national
educators' conference, and has not yet announced when he will
allow the release of the report.
Members from Inter-Quadrangle Council and Assembly
House Council met for the first time Sunday night to discuss, a
proposed merger between the two organizations. The topic of
the discussion was based on a general outline of the proposed
structure; its function, purpose and duties. Inter-House Assembly,
accepted as the proper name for the merged organization, will
include an executive board and a presidents' council, with both
men and women representatives in attendance. Since the houses
are already being represented by their individual presidents, the
dormitory presidents will be allowed to attend the Inter-House
Assembly meetings as ex-officio members.
Long Distance
A precedent-setting "student summit conference" will take
place tonight following an address on the Viet Nam situation by
Governor George Romney at 7:30 in the University of Detroit
Memorial Building. Delegates from nearly all colleges and uni-
versities in the lower peninsula will be allowed to question the
governor after his speech. Plans for the event, which will be
broadcast over national radio and television, originated with
U. of D. Student Government President David Padilla.
Michigan State University's Faculty Committee on Student
Affairs will meet tonight in MSU's Kellogg Center for the second
and final hearing on Paul Schiff's bid for readmission. Schiff, a
former graduate sutdent at MSU, was refused readmission this
fall because of his activist behavior on campus last year. Schiff
questioned the university's right to deny him readmission on non-
academic grounds ,and took his case to the United States District
Court in Grand Rapids earlier this semester.
The court referred the issue back to the university, but main-
tained jurisdiction for ninety days. If the faculty committee
decides tonight to uphold MSU's refusal to readmit Schiff, the
court may waive jurisdiction, or may make its own decision
overruling the MSU decision.
A special session of.North Carolina's General Assembly met
yesterday to debate an amendment to the state's controversial
speaker ban law which 'prohibits Communist speakers at state
colleges. After the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
threatened to withdraw accreditation because of the law, Gov-
ernor Moore appointed a study commission to propose changes.
Its amendment, discussed yesterday, would return the respon-
sibility for selecting speakers to the boards of trustees of state
The students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill have been polled as 9 to 1 in favor of the amendment. Many,
according to the Daily Tar Heel, the school paper, would prefer
repeal but are willing to settle for a compromise. Secretary of
Commerce Luther Hodges, former North Carolina governor, urged
both sides to "give a little." The General Assembly will meet
again today to consider other amendments and vote on them.
Leaders of the Viet Nam Day Committee of Berkeley, the
initiator of the International Days of Protest Oct. 15-16, met
with officials of the city of Oakland yesterday, after a U.S.
District Court Judge delivered am informal opinion which said
that the city of Oakland's refusal to grant them a permit to
stage a march through the city to a nearby army terminal was
beyond the city's rights.
Judge William Sweigert, in delivering his opinion, said
Oakland's denial was an "unreasonable, arbitrary use of the
discretion of the city officials and an invalid interference with
basic constitutional rights."

SGC Members Again Keep

SGC Debate
'Voice View

Nam Poll from Ballot


Express Opinions on
Housing ControVersy,
Academic Reforms
Student Government Council
candidates expressed their opin-
ions on housing, academic reform,I
and other campaign issues yester-
day noon at the Hyde Park De-
bate. The SGC-sponsored debate
consisted of the candidates ad-
dressing the student body on the
DIAG to convey the highlights of
their platforms.
Edward Robinson. '67, repre-
senting GROUP Political Party,
said that "the SGC committee
structure needs revitalization."
Robinson referred to the role thatE
GROUP members have played in
the Bookstore Committee by "ac-
tivating student interest and get-
ting more signatures (13,000) en-
dorsing this program that any
other program has ever gotten on
this campus."
The policies of Reach Political
Party were conveyed by Al Good-
win, '66. Goodwin said that Reach
plans to deal with the housing
problem by 1) forcing the Univer-
sity to take a stand on the issues.
2) building up the off-campus
housing board, 3) publishing a list
of landlords "who have not acted
in good faith," 4) getting more
good quality high-rise apartment
buildings, 5) pushing for 8-month
insead of 12-month leases and 6)
strengthening communications
between Reach and the various
housing boards."
Independent candidate, Joan
Irwin, '66, stressed "the lack of
communications between the ad-
ministration and the students."
She asked that students be al-
lowed to sit on the Administra-
tion Board. In addition, she ad-
vocated academic reforms such asE
allowing students to go before the
Administration Board if they want
to drop or add a course. "In this
way we can get students involved
in policy-making decisions that
affect their welfare," she said.
Robert Bodkin, '67, told the lis-
teners of the recent motion he
sponsored to set up an academic
affairs conference. The represent-
atives to the conference will dis-
cuss such programs as ways of re-
ducing trimester pressure, aca-
demic credit for activities, and ef-
fective course evaluation.
Jim Wall, '67, based much of his
speech on proposing representa-
tion of foreign students by link-
ing SGC more closely to the In-
ternational Center. Wall said he
w an t e d to "activate student
awareness of student assistance
services such as the counselling
and health services."
Each independent candidate and
each party were allotted five min-
utes to express their viewpoints.

-Daily-Sheldon Davis
STOCKWELL SIT-DOWN DINNERS involve residents of the hall both as waitresses and diners.
Sit-downs have a long tradition at the 'U' but are being reduced in other halls.
DomSit-Duown Mermals:'
Apc fis
Asecs f isutd u

Kill Last Try
For 'U' Vote
Sev'en Opponents of
Issue Stifle Action
In Emergency Session
Seven members of Student Gov-
ernment Council yesterday stym-
ied last ditch efforts by the oth-
er 10 Council members to place
an opinion poll concerning the
government's Viet Nam policy on
Wednesday's SGC election ballot.
An emergency meeting called
yesterday by SGC President Gary
Cunningham, '66, was rendered
ineffective when sevenmCouncil
members intentionally remained
absent from the meeting. Thus
the meeting lacked the 12 mem-
bers needed for official action and
could not take the necessary ac-
tion to place the pollion the ballot.
Events shaping yesterday's inci-
dent began when Cunningham
ruled at last Thursday's Council
meeting that a two-thirds vote
would be necessary to pass the is-
sue. Steve Schwartz, '68, appeal-
ed the decision of thehchair. A
vote was taken and the chair's
decision was affirmed.
However, after the meeting last
week, Cunningham conferred with
John Feldkamp, assistant to the
vice-president in charge of student
affairs, and they concluded that
according to the Council plan a
majority vote is all that is need-
ed to place an opinion poll of this
nature on the election ballot.
Cunningham then called the
emergency meeting yesterday "to
rescind the decision of the last
meeting, with the specific intent
of submitting the opinion poll to
the student body in the upcom-
ing SGC election."
Abstaining from yesterday's
meeting were: Robert Bodkin,
'67E; Jack Winder, '66; Chris
Mansfield, '66; Rachael Amado,
'67; Richard Hoppe, '66; Lee Horn-
berger, '66; Susan Ness, '67, and
Paul Pavlick, '67.
Bodkin said, "My reason for
opposing the opinion poll on the
ballot both last week and through
my abstention yesterday is that I
believe the election ballot is no
place for a poll of this caliber. I
believekthe poll should definitely
be taken, but through other
Schwartz said he felt that the
ballot, which was to offer "four
different political and four dif-
ferent military alternatives,"
would have offered a good indi-
cation of general feeling on the
issue, rather than a mere polar-
ized view.

EDITORS NOTE Because of the
controversy over sit-down dinners,
a Daily reporter attended one at
Stockwell hall and reports here his
The sound of drowzy feminine
voices interrupted by occasional
laughter mixes with the rattle of
plates and silverware. This is a
Sunday afternoon "sit-down din-
ner" at Stockwell Hall, one of the
few women's residence halls main-
taining a tradition stretching back
over the years.
The people are mostly girl resi-
dents, although several are accom-
panied by parents or boyfriends.
There are over 500 girls in the
hall and two dining rooms run at
staggered times, 12:30 and 12:45.
At two minutes before the
scheduled opening of the doors,
less than 30 persons were stand-
ing in the hallway. Inside the
dining room, two dozen student
waitresses were scurrying about
briskly, setting silverware, water
and juice glasses, salads and rolls
at every place.
'Civilized Meal'
The talk in the narrow hallway
grew progressively louder and
more exuberant with the arrival
of another 60 girls. Someone
nearby let out an audible com-
ment on the sit-downs, "It's the
only civilized meal we have."
The doors opened and the hun-
gry diners poured into the room,
separating into small groups by
tables, signaling to friends that
more seats were available at their
After standing for grace, - the
spritely voices commenced again,
threaded with the shifting of

chairs and the bustle of wait-
resses. One girl at the table filled
out a "drink order"-coffee, tea
or milk, naturally-and the wait-
resses began serving at their var-
ious tables. Each waitress attends
four and five tables for a specific
function-serving the main plate,
beverage or dessert.
Dinner was asparagus, potatoes
with or without gravy and bread-
ed chicken pieces. The white-
jacketed and gray-dressed wait-
resses are residents of the hall and
consequently on personal terms
with the girls they serve. They
perform their duties in a cheerful
if somewhat perfunctory manner.
The meal progresses; girls at
the other tables appeared very re-
laxed, smiling, talking lazily and
gesturing with limp wrists, giving
short bursts of laughter now and
The constant movement of the
waitresses in contrast gives the
room and atmosphere of hurried-
ness that does not originate with
the diners.
Leave Quickly
Notwithstanding t h e leisurely
pace of the meals, most of the
people finished dessert and left
within 35 minutes of the start. At
cafeteria-style meals during the
week, the girls are required to
leave 20 minutes after the closing
of the lunch lines. There is no
time limit on how long the girls
can stay and chat across the
empty dishes of the sit-down.
This is also the only meal at
which smoking is permitted; yet
few of the girls seemed eager to
remain long in the fast-emptying
room. Already the waitresses were
beginning to bus those tables
ringed with empty chairs.
Conversation at the table was

Stockwell and Mosher, elaborated
on the importance of the sit-down
tradition :
"We feel very strongly about
retaining these dinners because
unless you do retain some of what
you might call .'the niceties' of"
living in institutions, very soon
these halls will not be much dif-
ferent from a kind of hotel.
"If we take these things away
and do not replace them with
something that adds to the halls,
we will have a hotel, not a resi-
dence. We seek to provide more
than a place for the girls to eat
and sleep."
A controversy erupted 1 a s t
month between the student kitch-
en staff and the Stockwell ad-
ministration about a proposed re-
duction in the number of sit-down
dinners the girls are required to
serve. At present there are four
sit-downs per month which must
be served by the staff members
or substitutes.
Petition Circulated
The controversy started with
the circulation among the kitchen
workers of a petition asking for
the mandatory number of sit-
downs to be reduced to one per
month. The girls complained
about the difficulty of getting off
work on specific Sundays and the
use of the same hourly pay scale
See SIT-DOWNS, Page 2

'Students Now Ask
Relevancy to Life'

Cohen Analyzes Federal School Aid Bill, Medicare

By LAUREN BAHR The first break in the alliance
Associate Managing Editor against federal aid came with the
passage of the Civil Rights Act in
"Federal* aid to education and 1964, Cohen explained.j
Medicare are two of the major Title VI of the act prohibits
programs undertaken by the gov- discrimination in "any program or
ernment which have interested me activity receiving federal finan-
personally," Wilbur Cohen, under- cial assistance." Thus the problem
secretary of Health, Education and of discrimination was taken care
Welfare, said yesterday, address- of in a separate piece of legisla-
ing students in the Law Club tion and Southerners were more
Lounge. disposed toward approving aid to
As of 1960, Congress had com- education legislation, Cohen ex-
pleted the 90th year of thwart- plained. But the question of paro-
ing attempts to pass any kind of chial schools still remained.
federal aid to education legisla--

"The passage of M
be attributed to thr

' idyllic, casual, centering on minor
points of academic and dating
edicare can roblems. Apple pie came, thick
ledcae anand juicy-sweet, the crowning

ee people --

Barry Goldwater, the Americani
Medical Association, and President
Lyndon B. Johnson running aa
close third," Cohen said.
"The 138-page Medicare stat-
ute has a number of distinctive
aspects which were necessary to
suit this type of social legislation
to the American environment,"j
Cohen said.
'Fiscal Intermediaries'
Under the law, the collection
of money is done entirely through
government forces, but there is a
"fiscal intermediary" or carrier'
such as Blue Cross or Blue Shield
to handle the administering of the

touch to a satisfactory meal. By
general consent,everyone at the
table decided the sit-down had
come to an end for this week. We
left the dining hall, walking be-
tween waitresses stripping and
folding the billowing table cloths.
Tradition Diminishing
Sit-down dinners in girls' resi-
dence halls are a traditional
function that is rapidly disappear-
ing. Although small halls such as
Helen Newberry. Betsy Barbour
and Martha Cook have managed
to hold sit-downs several times per
week, the larger halls such as
Jordan, Mosher, and Stockwell
have been in the process of re-

"Developing creativehdissatis-
faction is one of the chief pur-
poses of education," stated James
H. Robertson, associate dean of
the literary college at his Last
Chance lecture last night. Speak-
ing on "The Search for Relevance:
or The Bridge over the River
Why," he said young people must
use their experiences and profit
from them for a successful edu-
He explained that.relevancy to
life is the new higher goal which
students are striving to achieve in
their college experience. Through
an unselfish drive to find one's
self by using personal talents to
help others, the student attains
this goal.
Easy answers, unreasoning de-
sire for quick action, and group
P ressures are three temptations

a really "courageous" self exami-
nation, 2) learning from exper-
ience, 3) combining self respect
with a bare minimum of self
pity, 4) assuming the honesty to
blame one's self for mistakes,
5) realizing that verbalizing a
problem isn't solving it, 6) stop-
ping talking to listen and learn
from others, 7) disciplining one's
self to solve one's -own problems
before solving those of others,
8) taking faith in the dignity and
power of the individual to effect
change, and 9) avoiding easy ra-
tionalizations and taking a stand
to act on moral and philosophic
A professor can give you insight,
but he can't provide the jump
from the nonthinker to the think-
er. To secure this step there must
be a dynamic inner readiness to
have anything happen, he said.

tion, Cohen explained. "A com-
bination of forces resulted in this
inaction," he said.
Northern Republicans joined by
some Democrats feared the possi-
bility of federal control and in-.

Low-Income Families
To eliminate this problem the
Elementary and Secondary Edu-
cation Act passed by the 89th
Congress in 1965 provided for fed-
eral aid being made "available to
states not for all schools or all

S function of the interme- ducing the number of sit-downs
diary is to determine the reason- held over the years.

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