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Warming trend
will continue

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
Resignation of Student Editors Causes Stir

att MSU

By ROGER RAPOPODT yesterday's News because. "I've de- Wednesday that it was a good
Special To The Daily cided to wait until Monday to thing Wells decided not to run the
"The function of the Univer- print the story where it belongs on story because if he had wanted to
iTh se cnter of thebne- the editorial page. print the piece he (Berman) would
sity is to be a center for debate; The controversy began last week have stopped it.
for dissent and even dispute. when Wells agreed with his edi- Berman confirmed this in an
The University campus must be torial board, consisting of Manag- interview yesterday saying, "It
a place for freedom of thought ing Editor Richard Schwartz, was fortunate Wells made up his
action." Campus Editor Jim Sterba, Edi- mind the way he did because if he
-Warren M. Huff, Chairman torial Director Linda Rockey and'hadn't, I would have had to do
of the MSU Board of Trus- Sports Editor Larry Mogg to print something I detest doing: stop
tees in the State News, Wel- charges and countercharges by them from printing the story."
come Week edition, Septem- MSU and Paul Schiff, who was de- Berman convinced Wells that he
ber,,1965. nied readmission to MSU this fall should not print the story until
EAST LANSING-The resigna- because of his political acti :ities. after the faculty hearings were
tion of four free-thinking editors Wells said yesterday, however, completed because he "did not
of the Michigan State News pro- that News General Manager Louis want to influence the outcome of
yoked debate, dissent and even Berman, a faculty member who re- the hearings in any way."
dispute on this Rose Bowl-con- tains ultimate control over what The other four editors refused
scious campus yesterday. is printed in the News, convinced to accept the decision and when
More than 2,500 curious students him not to run the story. a compromise attempt failed, they
and faculty members purchased The two statements list the uni- resigned at 4 p.m. Thursday.
copies of yesterday's Daily sold by versity's reasons f o r denying Berman made it plain that his
a campus political group to read Schiff's readmission and the grad- decision was not an attempt to
the story of the resignations that uate student's reply to the charges. deprive Schiff of a right to have
left editor-in-chief Charles Wells The MSU Faculty Committee on his views aired. "My personal
the sole remaining member of the Student Affairs which is deliberat- opinion," said Berman, "is that
newspaper's editorial board. The ing the case is now considering I'd like to see Schiff thrown off
editors resigned Thursday. both statements. campus. But I wouldn't lift a
Wells explained that the State According to Sterba, Berman finger to try to do anything to
News did not print the story inI told the editorial board on hurt him."

Both Berman and Wells are
agreed to printing the statements
on the editorial page after the
hearings are completed and a de-
cision has been reached.
According to Berman, the crux
of the issue is "whether or not the
editorial board can overrule the
editor." Berman points out that
the advisor retains ultimate au-
thority over what goes in the paper
and that the other four editors
were "strictly in an advisory ca-
pacity to the editor."
Wells, who has filled the posi-
tions of the four resigning editors
with two sophomores and two jun-
iors said, "I don't feel bad about
the resignations." Referring to
Berman's role on the paper Wells
said, "He's a big help. I use his-
judgment quite often but I don't
feel I'm being consored."
However Sterba disagrees. "I'd
like to see the advisor be an ad-
visor, not a person with ultimate
authority over everything that
goes in the paper."
Wells, who received the resigna-
tion of three more senior staff

members yesterday including the
paper's culture editor, said that he
referred to a number of parties
before making his decisions. He
consulted U.S. District Court Jus-
tice Noel P. Fox who has heard
the Schiff case and members of
the Faculty Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs. Wells said they told
him to use his own judgment.
While Wells consulted with the
judge and faculty members, Sterba
and two of the other resigning
staffers discussed tloe issue with
MSU President John H a n n a h
Wednesday night. According to
Sterba, Hannah said he had no
objection to printing the story,
although he would prefer the stu-
dents to wait. He added that if the
editors thought they were right,
they should go ahead and print it.
Hannah refused to talk to re-
porters yesterday.
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs John Fuzak, a co-defendant
with Hannah In Schiff's pending
civil rights suit against the uni-,

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
MICHIGAN STATE STUDENTS distribute copies of yesterday's Daily containing a story about
the resignation of four editors of the Michigan State News.



What's .New
At 764-1817
Ben Moore, president of Local 1583 of the American Federa-
tion of State, County and Municipal Employes (AFL-CIO), filed
a petition yesterday with the State Labor Board asking to be
recognized as the bargaining agent for the University Hospital
building service department and the hospital service unit.
However, the Nov. 23 hearing at which the unions' petitions
asking to be recognized as the bargaining agents for University
employes has been postponed indefinitely, pending the attorney
general's opinion, Moore added.. A new date will be set after the
opinion on whether the University's employes are covered by a
recent amendment to the Hutchinson Act is released
Moore wants to represent the maids, porters, janitors, window
and wall washers in the building service department and the
maids and porters in the service unit. This would cover about
226 employes in the hospital.
Moore also said that Local 1583 has sent a letter to Personnel
Director Charles Allmond asking that the University recognize the
local as the bargaining agent for these two units. Moore added
that next week his union will file another petition asking to be
recognized as the bargaining agent for the hospital's central
service department (elevator operators, messenger services),
nursing service (nurses aides and orderlies) and the department
of dietitics.
A scheduled launching of four small rockets by a private
company under contract with the University and using the
facilities of the U-owned rocket range in the Upper Peninsula
has been postponed awaiting more favorable weather conditions.
' The next possible launch date is Monday.
The Space Defense Corporation of Birmingham, Michigan,
is developing a system of gathering weather data from buoys
floating on the oceans. Harold F. Allen of the Aerospace En-
gineering Department is director of the project and manages
the 200-acre range which the University received from a mining
company and began to develop last year.
Long Distance
Wayne State University has granted a charter to a campus
chapter of the controversial, leftist W.E.B. DuBois Club. Dr.
James P. McCormick, WSU vice-president for student affairs
said the approval was held up for several weeks while the univer-
sity checked out charges that the DuBois clubs are Communist-
font organizations.
Inquiries to the attorneys general in Lansing and Washington
brought forth replies that there would be no reason to deny,
recognition to the group. But campus chapters of the Young
Republican Club and the Young Americans for Freedom issued
attacks on the university's action.
Students will seek to raise a minimum of $5000 to finance
what they call "Operation Tender Tiger."
Patrick Brennan, president of the student council, said the
project is an effort to "do something positive to show our
feelings" about the current Viet Nam conflict.
Studnets will seek to raise a minimum of $5000 to finance
"adoption" of an orphanage or a village in Viet Nam. Brennan
said the project "will show our GIs that not all college, students
are dirty little people who carry signs and burn draft cards."

Regents Approve





Expect Moj

High University officials yester-
day returned from talks with fed-
eral representatives in Chicago on
the 1966-67 financial aid program.
The University is eligible for
increased federal aid under the
Higher Education Act of 1965
passed by Congress in September.
The University may request at

A represE
ment of I
Welfare, P
the campus
ed the effi
would stror
toration of
financial re
Moussa lite
amount of

least $1,500,000 in National De- available t
fense Education Act loan funds triple withi
for next year, Walter B. Rea, More tha
director of financial aid, said yes- dents recei
terday. This year's request was for NDEA prod
$1,282,000, of which the federal crease of 1
government cut $200,000. There is average loa
a possibility that these funds will and is expi
be restored, Rea said. ' $800 next

-Daily-Richard Steiner
HAL DRAPER, veteran of student demonstrations at Berkeley,
speaks to students about goals and problems of the "New Left."
Draper Views Goals
Of Yew Radicals'

The new education bill offers
"many attractive possibilities" to
the University, Rea commented.
but the details of additional aid
which will be made available will
not be known until early next
Special Treatment
A number of midwestern uni-
versities were represented at the
talks in Chicago. The University
was hoping for "special treat-
ment" because of its status as a
trisemester school. Ordinarily,
fund allocations are not made
known until February, but a res-
toration of the NDEA loan request
and possible additional funds may
be forthcoming in January, Rea

I students w
loans is als
applying fc
sent to all
ber. It is li
allocated i
available fc
mer or fall
erence isg
junior colle
granting lI
A new p
of 25 per cE
to be utiliz
Other nE

ibution Rules
- Tew Plan
~e edea l"iTo Affect-,
Class of '69
entative of the Depart- grants for needy students, who
Health, Education and may be identified by a university
eter Moussalite, visited as early as the seventh grade and rogram Abolishes
two months ago, prais- who would be encouraged to apply Specific Credit Hour
ciency of the Office of for a grant in their senior year of
Aid and indicated he high school. Area Requrements
ngly recommend a res- -Government-guaranteed, re-
the University's total duced interest loans, designed pri- By LEONARD PRATT
quest for student loans. marily for middle-income families The Regents approved signifi-
predicted that the total whodare supporting several college cant liberalizations in the literary
federal financial aid students simultaneously. college distribution' requirements
o the University mayd' esuirn
in the next five years. -Expansion of the existing at their monthly meeting yester-
an 1500 University stu- work-study program with more day.
ved loans through the liberal terms for eligibility. At In addition, they:
gram this year, an in- present, only families with a mixi- Heard progress reports on the
.50 over last year. The mum income of $3,000 per year are Office of Student Affairs' inves-
n totals $750 per year eligible. The program is not in use tigation of University-sponsored.
ected to rise to at least at the University. because of the bookstore proposals and onsthe
year. The number of difficulty in finding eligible stu- administration's investigation of
ho will be granted such dents at that income level, Rea Regent Eugene Power's (Ann
o expected to increase., said. Arbor) relationship with the Uni-
ion and instructions on versity library system,
or NDEA funds will be
universities in Decem- " Approved a new dean forthe
kely that funds will be D rafrSchool of Natural Resources and
n March, with grants 0 Received reports on the prog-
Protestsorhesu-ress of the University's $55 MU-
term next year. Pref-FudDie
"iven to freshmen and lion Fund Drive.
ge transfer students in Basic Changes
oans and scholarships.-assifieu. Noting that "There is too great
rovision of the higher a gap between the . . . theory of
bill allows a maximum distribution, and its realization,"
ent of NDEA loan funds By CHARLOTTE A. WOLTER the Regents adopted three basic
ed as outright grants or Eric Chester, '66, chairman of changes in the system, to take
w features of the bill Voice political party, yesterday effect in the fall of 1966.
became the first of the protestors While maintaining the three
a t i o n a 1 opportunity arrested for sitting-in at the Ann general areas-social science, na-
Arbor Selective Service office dur- tural science and humanities-in
ing the International Days of which courses must be taken, the
" Protest last month to be reclassi- details of. picking those courses
I os fied 1-A by his local draft board. have changed greatly.
Chester said that he was, noti- The first of the changes does
fiedyaway with the present system of
fidyesterday by mail of the rqiigta pcfcnibro
^yi' / j change in his draft status. Pre- requiring that a specific number 'of
Siously, his classification had t o sbdeptarenrts coursesto
1-Y, effective until June, 1966. luris be arent ro asecitf
The 1-Y classification means fulfill an area requirement.
er information alone," "draftable only in cases of na- Social Science
"Quantative decision tional emergency," one'of the low- For example, to fill a social
epend for their effec- est draft priorities. Chester had science requirement, students must
on relevant and timely received that classification because now take "fourteen hours of work
he was arrested for sitting-in at in at least two departments in:-
Holt pointed out that HUAC hearings. cluding a two-term sequence in
rger firms have adopt- Chester said that as of yesterday one department. Not more than
st progressive methods, the only action taken by the draft eight hours in one department
he impact on industries board had been the change in may be counted toward satisfa-
onomy as a whole has classification. He had received no tion of this requirement." 2
studied systematically, notice of induction, nor had he There is a list of some 28
hazard some educated been asked to report for a pre- different courses, from many dif-
at have some factual induction physical examination. feerent departments, which are
It was his conclusion
Iufacturing inventories The action taken by Chester's the only courses approved to ful-
latively lower, are better draft board follows predictions fill the distribution requirements
and fieluate less." made by Col. Arthur Holmes, di- in social science.
anfcats feserector of the State Selective Serv- But under the newly'-approved
ing the effects of these ice system. Holmes had said earlier system, all that a student has to
ts on the economy as that he believed that some of the do to fulfill the social science re-
olt said "the manufac- m+ nnl mihr oan aifieniiaurement is to take any three

Hal Draper, an author affiliated
with past and current free speech
movements at the Berkeley cam-
pus of the University of California,
presented "a talk on the present
of the New Left with a cocked
eye toward the future," to stu-
dents yesterday in the multipur-
pose room of the Undergraduate

marked by five qualities, Draper
said. They were: amorphous policy,
preoccupation with an innate
wrong to correct in American so-
ciety, rejection of liberalism as a
manifestation of the American
establishment, m o r a 1 choices
made to fill the "vacuum created
by an absence of ideology," and
"above all, a non-ideological sys-
tem of ideas and an aversion to
commit oneself to any ideals even


Assess Fluctua
In Nation's Ee

Draper said that most descrip- when in full view.'
tions of the new radicals were
"grueling experiences." He felt Draper spoke of an "ideological
that any such description would hangup" that manifests itself in
be difficult due to the amorphous the new radicals because of c)n-
nature of the movement and cori- sistent anti-Communist thought in
fusion with pseudo-radicals, "the the United States. Current stu-
hippy left," and old leftists. dents can only associate anti-
The new radical movement, Communists with witch hunters,
though hard to define, could be I Draper said.

Two revolutionary developments
in the past 15 years have pro-
foundly influenced the problem of
i n v e n t o r y fluctuation, Prof.
Charles C. Holt of the Social Sys-'
tems Research Institute at the1
University of Wisconsin said yes-
Addressing the 13th annual Con-
ference on the Econmic Outlook,
Prof. Holt said that the basic

Two Student Protestors File Guilty Pleas

from bett
Holt said.
methods d
tiveness up
only the la
ed the mo
and that tl
and the ec
yet to be
"we can
guesses th
that "mar
are now re.
a whole, H

Two University students who
were arrested Oct. 15 during an
anti-Viet Nam war demonstration
at the local Selective Service office
pleaded guilty to a charge of tres-
passing in Circuit Court Wednes-
day. They were among 36 of the

Sklar said he was entering a Bronson told the court that the l going to the draft board office. cause of the difficulties is that in-
guilty plea "because I did not real- University bears some responsi- Judge Breakey also asked Miller i creased sales stimulate inventory
ize the full implications" of the bility for Sklar's participation in to list the names of other par- building,y ofluctuationsultwhich nlead in-
sit-in demostration at the draft the demonstration because the ticipants in the demonstration. vnory fluctuations whic la to
board. leaflet advocating civil disobed- Judge Breakey overruled Downs' income fluctuations, producing, in
He told the court that he learn- ience was distributed in the lobby objections, and Miller named turn, changes in consumer spend-
ed about the demonstration after of a University building and a eight of his co-defendants. , r l i


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