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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
utler Report Urges Bookstore Reje
By BRUCE WASSERSTEIN should not be considered binding since 1929. mere realization of the Regents shirts-will be taxable. There are about $45,000 a year. Furthermore ler this diversion of funds would, o
since it has already been vio- Even if the Regents turn down that their ruling has been ignored currently federal tax suits being Cutler pointed out that even if the "in effect subsidize a segment of n
Vice - President for S t u d e n t lated by, for example, the Union the bookstore proposal for reasons for years." pressed against several college 13,000 feet of space necessary for the community (the bookstore h
Affairs Richard Cutler will recom- and League. of economic unfeasibility, their Cutler gave the following rea- bookstores which sell soft goods, a bookstore were available, crowd- users) at the expense of the gen- b
mentd to the Regents today that The bookstore has been a topic attitude toward the 1929 ruling sons in his report for not recom- and the imposition of a tax would ed- academic departments, admin- eral good."n
they deny the request of 13,000 of intense controversy since last may be indicative of their feel- mending the bookstore: mean a significant lowering of istrative units and housing facili- The report concluded by noting
students for a University spon- fall when members of Student ings toward subsidizing sound pro- -The ' profit margins of the the probability of economic suc- ties had priority over the book- that increased state support of 8
sored bookstore because it is Government Council organized a jects which are aimed at improv- local Ann Arbor bookstores are cess for the University bookstore. store. higher education and stronger re- b
economically unfeasible at the campaign to support the store. ing student welfare. not exorbitant in view of the sery- -The space necessary for a -The $150,000-$300,000 capital cruiting and scholarship programs r
present time. The answers the Regents give However, as SGC member Don- ices they render. bookst.ore would be expensive, outlay needed to begin a book- would be more beneficial for the t
Cutler will also advise the Re- today to the problems of the book- ald Resnick, '68, pointed out, "the -There is a possibility that the hard to find, and could be put to store would have to come from needy potential student than hav- i
gents that their 1929 ruling which store case will represent their first concrete precedent of establish- most profitable type of item in better uses. funds which would otherwise go to ing a bookstore. c
prohibits the University from major stand on University involve- ing the bookstore would be infin- the proposed bookstore-soft goods Cutler estimated that the space operational expenses or capital Objecting to the findings of b
competing with private enterprise ment in student economic welfare itely more significant than the such as pens,. paper, and sweat- needed for a bookstore would cost improvements. According to Cut- Cutler's report, Resnick pointed I

ut that Prof. Fred Shure of the
uclear engineering department
las successfully run a discount
ookstore for the last two se-
However, he admitted that the
Student Book Exchange sponsored
y . SGC this semester has lost
money. Resnick claimed, however,
hat this loss was not due to any
nherent economic fallacy in the
oncept of a discount bookstore
but rather to inefficient manage-
ment and planning.





Group Plans
Students Aim at.
A Deep Involvement
To Foster Creativity
Dissatisfied with the "moral and
philosophical bases" of the mod-
ern university, 29 University stu-
dents, faculty and non-students
have established the Free Univer-
sity at Ann Arbor to initially of-
fer 10 "courses."
The move is in line with what
some have called the "free uni-
versity movement" across the
country. Free universities have
typically been organized outside
of established institutions with
experimental course offerings ani
more "humanized" teacher-stu-
dent relationships.
"A free university is not eas-
ily definable," says the group's
"catalog," "nor is it subject to or
concerned with self-definition ---
It will be defined by those who
find value in these ambitions and
take part as teachers and students
in their pursuit."
"We want to get around inade-
quacies in opportunities at the
University," said Harvey Feinberg,
one of the university's "associ-
A ates" or organizers. He said the
university would concentrate on
course areas in which the Univer-
sity does not, for one or another
reason, offer courses presently.
"The free university 'ought to
be an auxiliary of the established
University," he said. "We hope
to fill some of its blind spots and
perhaps to influence its teach-
Several university associates la-
ter emphasized that the univer-
sity would be defined only after
its formation and that even then
the definition would change with
its members' desires. They agreed
that the university would conse-
quently become a different thing
to each of its members.
Carl Oglesby saw the university
as having as yet no particular so-
cial goals, not necessarily even its
own perpetuation. All emphasized
that the free university is strict-
ly politically nonaligned.
The associates' comments cen-
tered on the necessity they felt
for the sort of learning unavail-
able within "the traditional peda-
gogical framework"-the sort of
learning emphasizing unstructur-
ed interactions and individualini-
Registration and initial discus-
sions will be held at 7 p.m. to 10
p.m. Monday and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday at the Canterbury House,
218 N. Division. The registration
fee is $5. Course description book-
lets are currently being passed
out in the Fishbowl.
"We'revery serious about this,"
See GROUP, age 2

What's ew
At 764-1817
Two more University students who were reclassified as a
result of recent Viet Nam demonstrations were denied appeals by
their local draft boards yesterday. Ron Miller, '68, and Robert
Sklar, '68, were not allowed to appeal their local Royal Oak
Board No. 323 and thus joined Pat Murphy, '68, and David
Smokler, '67, as students who have lost their II-S draft classifi-
cations and have been denied appeals.
It was also learned yesterday that a short documentary
film will be presented this evening on CBS news concerning the
reclasification of local students. Miller will appear in the film,
which will appear on the Walter Cronkite news broadcast,
starting at 6:30 p.m.
The progress of the Course Evaluation Booklet has been
"stalled" because of lack of personnel, a member of the Course
Evaluation Committee said last night. In one of the "most crucial"
stages of processing the questionnaires, that of tallying the
responses, the responsibilities of the various student organizations
to supply personnel to help "have not been met except by the
barest minimum."
There have been approximately 9000 questionnaires received,
and, "potentially, the final booklet can be over 100 per cent
better than last year's," the committee member said. "It would
be unfortunate if the booklet failed to materialize due to lack
of student cooperation after so much time and effort has been
invested," he added.
The University Young Democrats' Executive Board yesterday
voted to support the Student Government Council, University
of Michigan Student Employes' Union and VOICE drive to
establish a University-supported ditcount book store, to join
in picketing the Administration Builling tomorrow at 2 p.m. to
demonstrate support of the proposal. The Young Democrats
also called on Vice-President for Student Affairs Richard Cutler
to formulate positive plans to this end.
The University Activity Center will present its second annual
symposium next week, dealing with the topic of "The Future
of American Individualism." The symposium, which will run
from Feb. 1-5, will consist of four evening discussion programs
to be held at 8 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium.
Dr. Kenneth Kenniston of the Yale Medical School will
present "Psychological Aspects" on Feb. 1. Walter Judd, former
Minnesota Congressman and keynote speaker at the 1960 Repub-
lican national convention, will speak on Feb. 3. The following
evening Nat Hentoff of "The New Yorker" will discuss "The Arts."
The symposium will conclude Feb. 5 with "Political Aspects" by
former New York Senator Kenneth Keating.
The Regents will hold their monthly meeting in the Regents
Room of the Administration Bldg. at 2 p.m. today. Among the
topics discussed will be the report of the Vice-President for
Student Affairs, Richard L. Cutler, on the University Bookstore.
A Flint citizens committee will meet today to consider a
several point program designed to give "strong support for
continuance of the University's Flint College branch," Guy Bates,
the committee's chairman, reported last night. The State Board
of Education recommended last spring that the branch be
replaced by a new, autonomous state school, but neither the
University nor representatives of the Flint community have
publically indicated that they will abide by the board's decision.














kuthor Cites
rv Contract,
[n Dcsion
Program Dropped,
But Hope Remains
For Future Series
Louis Lomax, who was to have
)een the University's writer-in-
'esidence for a three week period
eginning this coming Monday,
has been forced to cancel the en-
ire program due to unforseeable
levelopments and increasing local
involvements in the Los Angeles
The Lomax program has been
postponed indefinitely and at
present there are no plans to
bring another writer to the Uni-
versity this year.
The mood of the writer-in-resi-
dence committee was one of "re-
luctant acceptance" in announc-
ing Lomax's cancellation, but it
was emphasized by Elizabeth
Sumner, adviser to the commit-
tee, that Lomax is caught up in
a situation which he neither an-
ticipated nor desired, and that
he had acted in a manner which,
in light of the surrounding cir-
cumstances, seemed understand-
able and justifiable.
'Disappointing Reality'
In releasing the information of
the change of plans, the commit-
tee called the cancellation a
"painful decision for Mr. Lomax"
and a "disappointing reality for
the entire University community."
Thecommittee has informed
Sponsors of the program's can-
cellation, and has made it clear
to them that they can reclaim all
their funds in total. Lomax's stay
was to be financed principally by
campus organizations, including
the UAC, IFC, Panhel, and the
ORA, among others.
The committee stands to lose
approxinmately $150 as a result of
costs incurred for the printing of
two sets of posters and newspa-
per advertisements. Booklets
which were published to publi-
cize Lomax's stay were entirely
self-financing, however if the ad-
vertisers in the booklet reclaim
their funds the committee could
lose an additional $250.
Greater Obligation
The reason for Lomax's cancel-
lation was a new television con-
tract offered him which called for
a twice-weekly two hour program
on a Los Angeles station, as well
as a daily radio program.
At present Lomax has a weekly
television program which Mrs.
Sumner described as a "major
breakthrough in the usually con-
servative local networks." The

-Daily-Steve Goldstein
ROBERT BODKIN ADDRESSES last night's Student Government Council meeting. To his right is Pat McCarty, to his left is Mickey
Eisenberg. Bodkin proposed a Viet Nam survey and presented a motion providing for a student housing association.
SGC Alters Viet Nam Study Plan,
Sanctions Student Housing Union

Student Government Council
last night passed a motion pro-
viding for a Student Housing As-
sociation and defeated both a mo-
tion requesting a sturvey of stu-
dent opinion on the war in Viet
Nam, and one requesting an SGC
endorsement of a letter to Vice-
President Richard Cutler criti-
cizing his role in the University

Bookstore controversy.
After relatively little debate,
SGC unanimously passed each of
four separate motions providing
for the Student Housing Associa-
In its entirety, the motion pro-
vided the following:
1) A structure was authorized
consisting of a four member exec-
utive board and subcommittees in

Withhold Transcript from Draft Board

charge of rental and complaints,
University planning and city
2) A publicity and recruiting
campaign for the SHA was en-
dorsed and allocated $500 as ini-
tial expenses.
3) A library of Ann Arbor hous-
ing information was authorized
and allocated $50 for initial oper-
ating expenses.
4) The following persons were
appointed to the executive board
and will assume the chairman-
ships o ftheir respective commit-
tees: Stuart Gordon, '66, Univer-
sity Planning subcommittee; Neill
Hollenshead, '67, City Planning
subcommittee; Al Goodwin, '67,
Rental and Complaints subcom-
mittee, and Robert Bodkin, '67,
SGC representative to the SHA.
Bodkin, sponsor of the motion,
said, "The SHA will offer the
student body an opportunity to
I effer+ive wnrkrn thep nrnhlem of

the subject so that eventuallyt
students will be able to exert in-
fluence in University and city
planning as well as effectively
handling rental problems and{
Charles Cooper ,administrative
vice-president of SGC, question-
ed Bodkin on the motion:
Cooper: "How much communi-
cation will the Housing Associa-
tion have with SGC? Will it serve
as a committee under Council with
regular reports or will communi-
cation be sporadic at the pleas-
ure of the SHA executive commit-
tee and SGC?"
will be able to grow.
Bodkin: "Three members of
SGC will sit on the executive com-
mittee of SHA (Robert Bodkin, Al
Goodwin and Neill Hollenshead)
and can easily make reports to
Council during regular meetings.
Also, written reports can be made.
rrh CTAO nni A haves ha t+ m

A University administrator said
yesterday that a student has ,the
right to keep his transcript of
grades out of the hands of his

letter to the proper office.
He added, however, that the
student who requested it would
be responsible for the conse-
quences. Withholding grades
might be considered "obstructing

withhold all students' grades from
the draft system.
A Voice spokesman said that it
was "academically and intellectu-
ally unacceptable for tests and
class ranking to be used as the

that the University will not report
grades, ranks, test scores, or any
other such criteria to the Selec-
tive Service boards nor become
partners in any such transactions
of grades, except to supply the

versity would comply with Voice's
"My own impression," he said,
"is that nothing in the law re-
quires us to release grades."
The Voice spokesman said that

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