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Mostly cloudy today,
warmer temperatures tomorrow

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


Sees Defacto
Mlorsell Says Negro
Schools Need Not Be +
Inferior Institutions
Defacto segregation will not end
in this generation or the next,
John Morsell told the University
Republican Club's conference on
civil rights yesterday.
Although dfacto segregation inI
housinguand in schools may per-
sist for some time, he said, there
is no reason that children cannot
receive good education in pre-
dominately Negro schools.
Morsell, assistant executive di-
rector of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People, spoke on the problems of
{ Negroes in Northern urban cen-
ters.' "The agony of Northern and
Western cities has its roots in the
failure to find racial justice in the
South. Almost all Negroes now liv-
ing in the North were either born
in the South or are the children
of Southern parents," he said.
"The North dug this hole for
itself by turning its back on the
South and the newly freed Negro
in 1876. If the North had remained
true to its trust, we would not be
facing nine-tenths of the problems
cities face today."
Morsell cited the lack of co-
hesiveness in the Negro family as
a major source of urban unrest.
Vivian Speaks
Speaking at the same session,
C. T. Vivian, director of economic
affairs for the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference (SCLC)
and assistant to Martin Luther
King, talked about the problems of
social organization in Chicago.
Working on a base contributed
by Saul Alinsky's work in Chicago,
King and the SCLC are attempting
to weld the Negroes there into a
politically potent force.
"The Negro is caught in a great,
gigantic cycle," Vivian said. "If
you are born in a slum, you have
a second rate education. If you
have a second rate education, you
have a second rate job. If you have
a second rate job, you and your
children will continue to live in
the slums."
Beyond Negro Community
Vivian said that the problems
his organization is concerned with
go well beyond the Negro com-
munity. "When we are talking
abont slums, we are talking about
the kind of policies that decide
where you will live and what kind
of job you will have."
He added, "As we raise issues in
Chicago, we are able to get sup-
port beyond just Negro support
because the issues we deal with
are not only Negro issues."
Vivian said that yesterday the
0 issue in civil rights was public
accommodations, but today the
emphasis has swung to economics.
He claimed that in addition to
being given a second rate educa-
tion and earning only two-thirds
as much as other Americans, the
Negro in the "ghetto" pays higher
44 prices than the non-slum dweller.
"There is a color tax on every-
thing the Negro buys."

What's New
At '764-.1817






Over the weekend a University student won the Glass City
open. chess tournament. Gary Robinson, '66, a member of the
chess team, defeated all other competition in this large tourna-
ment for master players in the midwest.
The brochure of the Off-Campus Housing Office, which had
been promised for the beginning of this semester, was recently
sent to the printer. The finished copies are expected to be
available to students within the next three weeks.
G. Mennen Williams, undersecretary of state for African
affairs, will give a speech at the University on Sunday, Feb. 27,
Alison Atherton, '66, chairman of International Emphasis Month,
announced yesterday. Williams will speak on "Recent Develop-
ments in Africa."
Other International Emphasis Month programs will include
a panel on "Careers in World Affairs" on Mon., Feb. 21, and a
speech by James A. Donovan, director of the United States
Advisory Commission on International Education and Cultural
Affairs, on Tues., Feb. 22.
* * * *
The fourth edition of The Stock Market, a book which is
co-authored by a University professor and his son, has recently
been published by the McGraw-Hill Book Company. The volume
has been completely revised by Wilford J. Eiteman, who teaches
at the Business Administration School, his son David K. Eiteman,
who is an associate professor at UCLA, and Charles Dice, who is
a professor emeritus at Ohio State University.
There have been notable additions since the book's initial
publication in 1926. A section has been added on foreign stock
exchanges, and the treatment of the New York Stock Exchange
has been revised. As a result the book is technical enough to be
used as a reference book by stock exchange officials, while at
the same time is readily understandable for the reader who
knows relatively nothing about the stock market.
The Washtenaw County Citizens' Committee for Economic
Opportunity has been awarded a grant from the Office of
Economic Opportunity totaling $14,147, as the federal con-
tribution to the cost of "Operation Medicare Alert." This program
is designed to bring information about the new medicare program
to senior citizens throughout the county. A number of volunteers
will work with paid employes of the County Committee in dis-
tributing this data.
* * * *Y
Donal F. Klaasen has been named business manager of the
Dearborn Campus of the University. Klaasen, who was assistant
director and business manager of the University of Michigan
Press, assumed his duties on February 1.
A group of University students have formed a group calling
themselves "Students for state Senator Gil Bursley for U.S.
Senator." The chairman of the group, Kenneth L. Yeasting, '67,
said in announcing the formation of the group that "Gil
Bursley's deep interest and extensive knowledge of the problems
of Michigan as well as his 15 years of foreign service for the
federal government' qualify him as an outstanding candidate
for U. S. senator."
-"Politics and the Independent Regulatory Commission" will
be explored in three Thomas M. Cooley Lectures at the University
Law School February 22, 23, and 24. The lectures will begin at
3:30 p.m. in Room 100, Hutchins Hall. A critique panel of
professors distinguished in the field of administrative law will
conclude the lectures. This discussion will be held at 3:30 p.m.
March 2, also in Room 100, Hutchins Hall.
** .* *
A National Science Foundation report of scientific and
engineering manpower in Communist China, in the years since
the establishment of the Communist regime in 1949, lists Uni-
versity degree holders as the prominent scientists there.
Three members of the Chinese' Academy of Sciences board
of directors in 1963, the final year of the study, have received
degrees from the University; 21 of the leading scientists and
engineers listed in the report also hold University degrees.

Lewyal Aid
Unit Refuses
Clinic Talks
Board of Trustees
Rejects Meeting With
County Committee
The Board of Trustees of the
Legal Aid Society, the policy mak-
ing body for the group, has stated
that it will not meet with the
county's Economic Opportunity
Committee under terms specified
by the committee.
On January 4 this committee
approved the society's application
for federal funds by accepting the
structure of the group.
At the next meeting, however, a
motion was passed to reconsider
this acceptance on the grounds
that the Board of Trustees did not
include adequate representation
frohi the low inicome community,
the group served by the society.
Reversal came after discussion by
law students, members of the pov-
erty class, and other interested
groups. None of the practicing at-
torneys on the board attended.
Representatives of these groups
were asked to "negotiate a settle-
ment acceptable to all parties,"
and to report to the committee at
a meeting next Tuesday.1
J. J. Hller, president of the
board, in a letter to all the mem-
bers of the committee explained
that the board would not concur
with the committee's request to
have the entire board meet with 1
law students, representatives of
the poor and an arbitrator.
The board's counter proposal of
having three board members meet
with three members of the com-
mittee was not acceptable to Elrie
Chrite, staff director of the com-
The letter stated that the board
has repeatedly agreed to demands
formulated by the committee, and
it is dismayed by the reversal of
the approval of funds for the
The trustees voted to close the
Legal Aid Clinic next week if they
have not received $2",000 with
which to pay part of their bills. If
the clinic is closed, the program
will be operated through the of-
fices of private attorneys. This will
probably result in reduced par-
ticipation by the University's law
The letter summarized the
Board's position: "We hope you are
willing to place the welfare of
the poor people of your commu-
nity first and reconsider your re-
consideration of our application."

Change To
Complained ini Letters
To Draft Board and
Local Congressmen
It was learned yesterday that
George Steinitz, '66, has become
the second reclassified Viet Nam
protestor to have his 2-S draft
status reinstated.
In a taped interview with
WCBN radio, Steinitz said he re-
ceived notice of reclasification last
December from his local Valley
Stream, N.Y., draft board. At that
time, he said, he, his parents, and
fellow protestors sent letters regis-
tering their complaints over the
reclassification to cong resmen
from their local district. Steinitz
said' they soon received replies
from many of them, including
Senator Robert Kennedy (D-NY),
indicating that they were "mak-
ing efforts to be helpful."
Steinitz said he received word
from Kennedy "as recently as two
-Daily-Andy Sacks weeks ago" that pressure was be-
ence was a major speaker during ing applied to the national Selec-
y this weekend. tive Service office to bring about
* a reversal of the reclassification
decision. In light of this, he attri-
buted the change in status to be
due to the efforts of Senator Ken-
nedy, and felt that the impetus
for the change in status might
have come from the national
R ig ~hs rMichigan Selective Service Di-
rector Arthur Holmes in a phone
interview last night said that the
re-reclassification "could not have
He urged the Republican party come directly from the national
to break the current Democratic board." When asked if he felt that
monopoly of the Negro vote, saying the national board might have ap-
it in effect "nullifies the Negro's plied pressure to Steinitz' local
political voice." board to bring about the reinstate-
Williams called on the Repub- ment, Holmes said "no," but indi-
lican party to sponsor legislation cated he was not in a position to
with "some teeth in it to attack know for certain. National board
de facto school integration in the chief Louis B. Hershey could not
North and token registration in be reached last night for comment.
the South." Steinitz said that he had ex-
He charged that Negroes are pected some results in his attempt
"still being robbed of a decent to regain his 2-S status, but that
education, that federal money is he "did not expect them this sud-
being used to perpetuate integra- denly."
tion in housing and that politi- Steinitz said he would continue
cians are using War on Poverty to demonstrate against the war.
money to pay off political debts. Earlier this week Douglas Tru-
By the time the money gets down ax, '66, regained his 2-S deferment
to the deprived, all that is left is in an appeal decision of his local
advice," he added. draft board in Grand Rapids.
- --0

HOSEA WILLIAMS of the Southern Christian Leadership Confer
the Civil Rights Conference held at the University
Urge s Negroe sI
Equal Eooi

By RANDY FROST substandard medical care, educa-1
tion, and job opportunities for
A call for immediate and mean- Negroes. "Our objective," he said,
ingful civil rights action was is- is a "restructured society where
sued yesterday by Lieutenant every man can earn a decent
Governor William G. Milliken. living."
Speaking to the Civil Rights Welfarism Not Answer
Conference, "Promises to Keep," Williams emphasized, however,
sponsored by the University Re- that welfarism was not the an-
publican Club, Milliken declared swer, and merely leads to mental
that "striking down of barriers anguish and humiliation for re-'
blocking full equality regardless cipients. The problem, he said, is
of race, color, religion, or national to "rid Negroes of apathy, fear,
origin, is the most pressing un- and ignorance"y
finished business of our country The real emphasis in the aiea of
and our state." Negro rights must be political,
He pointed with pride to Michi- Williams maintained, and he ob-I
gan's strong constitutional state- ;seved that the "Negro vote is


ment of principles on civil rights n tied to any one party, al-
and its Civil Rights Commission though presently it is psychologi-
which has "broad jurisdiction and cally fit for the Democratic party."
powers to investigate alleged cases
of discrimination."
Laws Not Enough UA C SYMPOSIUM

Milliken maintained, however.
that legal guarantees of equal
rights are not enough and that
"emancipation of the Negro will
not be completed until he has
equal economic opportunity." Mil-
liken called for a "massive train-
ing and retraining program for the
unemployed, and the education of

Keating Warns Overcrowding
Threatens Individuals' Rights

MSU Icemen Crush 'M' to En


every child capable of it."
eThe Lieutenant Governor x-By DAVID KNOKE concerned with the exploding pop-
pressed concern over thegra Former United States Senator ulaecuse the problem does not
ualist" who counsels delay and Kenneth Keating (R-NY) last "Becausedtelem oes not
patience for the Negro. "It is im- night warned that present as well strike ieditely the most
By JM TIDALLpeople tend to ignore the implica-
moral to ask or expect any citizen as future generations are facing a tions that starvation in India has
For the first time in Michi- to accept future delivery of a right crisis in the rights of the individ- for Americans in the future," he
gan's last eight home hockey which is his today," he said. ual because of the threats posed by said.
games the final buzzer was a With violent racial turmoil near a run-away population explosion Keating suggested that a White
welcome relief. the surface in many parts of the in the world. House Conference on population
Last night the puckmen suf- United States he urged that Amer- Keating spoke in the fourth and control could be called to offer
fered through a frustrating 60 icans recognize certain "obliga- final lecture of the 1966 University "excellent opportunities for high
minutes of play that saw them tions and responsibilities." Activities Center symposium on level discussion on the problem."
outskated, outshot and outhustled -that the most critical domestic "The Future of American Individ- Keating said that more direct
by the Michigan State Spartans problem we face is in the civil ualism." governmental support for birth
who picked up the second half rights area, that it can be sur- The solution, he said, is to find control clinics and bureaus of in-
of a weekend sweep by a score of mounted, and that now is the a means of stabilizing population formation are needed in this
4-2. In another wide-open, brawl- time; growth behind production to create country. "Facilities should be pro-f
ing game the 3250 fans had plen- -that equal Constitutional pro- a high standard of living. vided at all levels of government-
ty of excitement but they never tection must be extended to all "This must be done without national, state, and local-so that
saw a Michigan advantage as Americans; coercion," Keating cautioned. "We persons who must rely on public,
State jumped off to a 2-0 lead -that the whole question of must not interfer with the basic health accommodations will not
and were never headed after that, civil problems must be removed right of a family to decide on the be short changed," he said.
ending a home winning streak from partisan politics; number of children it should have. Lastly, the United States must
that dates back to December 4. -and that the achievement of What I am advocating is a situa- provide extended support and sup-
The two-game away-home se- equal rights for Negroes is not tion where those who feel an eco- ply of birth control information
ries was cluttered with a total primarily a gift but a precious nomic necessity to limit their to countries overseas, wheneverl
of 33 penalties, and the pair of service to the nation and the families would have access to in- they so request.
losses dropped Michigan to a 7-5 American ideal. formation telling them how to go Keating said he agreed with;
mark in conference play while Understand American Principles about it." President Johnson's statement be-
MSU now stands at an even 8-8. Miliken concluded that in a Four-Point Program fore the United Nations that,
Nasty Occurrence world where the basic human Keating outlined a four-point "Population is second only to the
Probably the real "moment to dignity of the individual person effort that would reduce birth quest for peace as humanity's
remember" in last night's bruiser is everywhere being denied by rates and expand human rights in greatest challenge."-

in world population. He said that
the present 3 billion figure is esti-
mated by most reliable sources to
double before the end of the cen-
tury. The crisis in individual
rights arises from the inability of
production and food supplies to
double as rapidly.
Keating said that Thomas Mal-
thus' formula made in 1800-that
human populations tend to grow
geometrically and food supplies
only ari hmetically-has held true
for the last 150 years.
"In underdeveloped countries in
Asia, Africa, and Latin America,
where the leaders are talking of
independence and a fierce nation-
alism, population pressures are so
acute that their people are now
materially worse off than they
were just a decade ago. As a con-
sequence all the rights of individ-
uals-the rights to food, clothing,
housing, education and employ-
ment-that we take for granted in
this country no longer exist there."
Dangers Hidden
i In this country, the loss of con-
I stitutional rights is not an evident


danger at present, but the crush
of overpopulation may well signal
an impending loss of the rights of
the individual to "the good life,"

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