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Cloudy, windy
with snow

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


On 'Offset'
Campaign Donation
Raises Questions on
SGC Election Rules
A controversy has, developed
over the literary magazine "Off-
set" giving money to support the
campaign of SGC candidates.
During the last election ten dollars
was given to Robert Bodkin, '67E,
by the magazine to support his
Under SGC election rules, said
Michael Handelman, '67, president
of Offset, each candidate may
spend only a fixed amount of his
own funds on campaign expenses.
When expenses exceed this mini-
mum, the candidate, especially if
he is not running as a member of
a political party, which enables
him to pool funds, is required to
seek support from student organ-
Lee Hornberger, '67, told SGC
that Offset had made a similar
offer of money to Steve Daniels,
'67, of Group.
Offers Ten Dollars
"I was in the room when Han-
delman called Daniels," said
Mickey Eisenberg, '67, member of
SGC. Handelman offered Daniels
ten dollars if he would support a
motion in SGC the following se-
mester to give Offset money."
Eisenberg said.
"It is within the prerogative of
any publication to endorse can-
didates," said Edward Robinson,
'67, member of SC "but if a
publication's treasury only has
$30 in total, then it becomes a
question of whether the reduction
of the treasury by ten is only to
insure its increase at a later date."
He cited that "last week SGC was
presented with a petition by Off-
set asking for a grant of $100
through the SGC sponsorship
"This is a simple case of back-
scratching," .Eisenberg said. "A
literary magazine has no business
in the realm of politics," he added.
Qualified Candidates
Handelman disagreed. He said
that "Offset considers it a duty
and a privilege as a student pub-
lication to support qualified can-
didates whenever possible . . . We
consider it a prerequisite of our
position to support those who we
think would be a credit to Coun-
"Mr. Schwartz's figures are
false," Handelman added. "There
were exactly $39.57 in our treasury
at the time. Mr. Bodkin came to
us for support. We gave him only
$5 in cash and the remaining $5
in office supplies. We offered ten
dollars to Steve Daniels who we
also felt was a qualified candidate.
He said he was not running but
that our contribution could go to
Group as a whole. We decided that
we did not know the Group can-
didates and so declined the offer."
Sell Your Vote
"It is silly to imagine that any-
one will sell their vote for $5,"
Handelman concluded. "Any SGC
candidate who would seriously
consider it can apply to Offset.
We are paying $2.50 in cash and
five dollars in scrap paper. It will
be on a first come first served
basis; after all, we only need to
buy a majority."
The literary magazine Offset
is produced primarily by students
of the Honors Council. It appeared
last year with creative writing and
special in-depth reports on impor-
tant campus issues.

* Hershey,.
1U' Studell
Draft Director Lt. Gen. Louis B.
Hershey clashed with members of
the education subcommittee of the
House of Representatives in
Washington Thursday over the re-
classification of twelve University
protestors. Meanwhile two of the
reclassified students, Peter Wolff,
Grad, and Richard Shortt, '67,
filed suit against the Selective
Service in federal court in New
The two students have asked
the federal court to enjoin the


NES WirEatailt


Representatives from Student Government Council and Grad-
uate Student Council met yesterday to discuss the selection of
members for the student committee that will be making recom-
mendations on the selection of a successor to University President
Harlan Hatcher. The representatives: John LeLamater, grad,
president of GSC; Larry Phillips, grad, former president of GSC;
Gary Cunningham, '66, president of SGC; Robert Bodkin, '67,
member of SGC; Al Goodwin, '66, member of SGC; and Edward
Robinson, '67, member of SGC, decided that they should choose
for the committee a "group of responsible students who represent
the breadth of student interest," and who will coordinate their
work with that of the other committees, the faculty committee
and the alumni committee. It will share the information that all
groups will be seeking, although such sharing will have to be
decided on by all the committees, once they are formed, which
will not be for several weeks, since the student committee, for
example, will not recommend names of possible members for
two weeks. At that time the group will select ten names and give
them to the various councils, SGC and GSC, who will act on
them either at their next meetings or the week after, although
GSC will probably accept the names at that meeting, DeLamater
said yesterday.
The University Development Council will announce the five
winners of the $150 senior scholarships for outstanding achieve-
ment this evening during intermission of the Mitchell Trio
Concert at Hill Aud.
* * * *
Theodore Drews, head of the Office of Institutional Re-
search, is resigning March 1 to accept a position with the Office
of Education in Washington.
x * * *
State Rep. Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor) has become
the first to announce his candidacy for the second congressional
district seat now held by Rep. Weston Vivian (D-Ann Arbor).
State Sen. Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann Arbor), who has been
linked with a move to support Esch% candidacy, has de-
clined to say if he would actively campaign for Esch in the up-
coming Republican primary. Bursley indicated that former state
Sen. Stanley Thayer, who may oppose Esch, would also be accept-
able to him as the GOP candidate.
Two petitions have been accepted for election to the office
of president of Inter House Assembly. The election will be held
at the meeting, Monday, of the presidents council of IHA.
The two petitioners were officers in Inter Quadrangle Coun-
cil, and Assembly, which merged to form IHA. Sherry Meyer, '69.,
was Secretary of Assembly, and John Savage, '68, was vice-
president of QC.
No petitions have been received for any other elective execu-
tive position. However, petitions are being reviewed up to the
election date.
Long Distance
Yale Prof. Staughton Lynd, who recently lost his passport
because of an unauthorized trip to North Viet Nam has been
invited to speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
The executive committee of the university trustees last week
turned down a student request that Communist party theoretician
Herbert Aptheker be allowed to speak on the campus. In New
Haven,Lynd said he would talk to Aptheker before replying to
the invitation.
* * * *
The trustees of Michigan State University reaffirmed their
policy of allowing controversial speakers on the campus when
they are sponsored by recognized campus groups. MSU trustees
said their policy was in line with an agreement on the issue
reached with other state colleges and universities.
President Johnson's plan to end the National Defense Edu-
cation Act college student loan program is running into a wave
of opposition in Washington.
Republicans have joined with Democrats in vowing to try to
continue a program which they contend is not only highly
popular but also effective in providing training for students from
low-income families.
Since it was established by the 1958 act, the program has
provided loans totaling about $620 million for almost 800,000
Johnson proposed in his budget message last month that the
NDEA loans be terminated and that students receive help instead
from a program of government subsidized and guaranteed loans
from private institutions.
[louse Clash over
it Re0las sifications


-Daily-George Junne
The Literary College Steering committee held an open meeting yesterday in the Union to interest students in petitioning for committee
positions, which will continue till March 1. The committee discussed a preliminary proposal by Prof. Louis Orlin to the Curriculum
Committee of the Literary College concerning a general bachelors degree program requiring no specific concentration requirements.
*Plant Teach-In ont China, Drft
Taltis, U. S., Po li*cy Protests,

'U' To Give
Grades To
Draft Board
Will Withhold Class
Rank and Transcript
If Students Request
The University will continue to
co-operate with the Selective
Service offices as it has in the
past, however it will respect the
wishes of individual students not
to release their grade-point aver-
ages or class rank.
Despite the vehement opposi-
tion of Voice political party which
feels that the University is acting
in a manner of "blind acquie-
scence" to Selective Service chief
Louis Hershey, Ernest Zimmer-
man, assistant to the vice-presi-
dent for academic affairs, said
that class rankings will be re-
leased to the local draft boards if
asked for, unless individual stu-
dents specifically request other-
Zimmerman said that he expects
the Selective Service system to
soon revert back to the standards
used during the Korean period for
the granting of deferments, and
thus the University would be ask-
ed to supply local draft boards
with student's class rankings.
Standard Policy
It is a matter of standard policy
for the University to give the
local draft boards any informa-
tion it requests. Zimmerman said
that this policy is intended to
work for the student's benefit
since it avoids reclassification
errors by the local board due to
insufficient information.
Earlier in the week, Peter Di-
Lorenzi, head of Voice political
party, criticized the office of Aca-
demic Affairs and its head, Vice-
President Allan Smith, for releas-
ing information about the stu-
dent's class rank and academic
DiLorenzi said that the values
of the University and those of the
Selective Service boards are not
necessarily the same, and thus the
University should not automatical-
ly accept the board's standards
for the issuance of deferments.
By releasing class rankings, he
feels the University is implicitly
expressing approval of the board's
Manpower Requirements
"The University is putting itself
in the position of the Selective
Service system and saying that
because manpower requirements
have to be met, they must be met
in the manner which Louis Her-
shey dictates," DiLorenzi com-
.Emphasizing that a grade-point
does not fully measure the degree
to which a student is contributing
to the University community, Di-
Lorenzi suggested that participa-
tion in such extra-curricular ac-
tivities as SOC, The Daily or tu-
torial programs should be con-
sidered in the granting of defer-
Alternative Program
If it is not possible for an alter-

By MARSHALL LASSER sound out feelings on escalation at is speaking "out of a thousand 30 congressmen, not among the
home. different mouths." public as a whole.
Voice is soon to be heard from Missing Ingredients DiLorenzi commented on grow- In respect to the popularity of
again. The campus political party, Two crucially missing ingre- ing misgivings about' the war. The the Voice position on campus, Di-
affiliated with Students for a dients in the offensive, DiLorenzi Senate hearings often display a Lorenzi admitted that its stands
Democratic Society (SDS) is mak- thought, were public announce- great deal of bitterness, and many on Viet Nam, such as recognition
ing plans for more protests over ments of the United States' will- congressmen strongly disagree of the NLF, probably have little
United States foreign policy and ingness to negotiate with the Na- with government policy, he said. support, but on the other hand
the living conditions of Californian tional Liberation Front (the South As to whether or not this di- its views on the reclassification
grape pickers, for a China teach in Viet Nam political arm of the Viet vision might be interpreted by issue have a great appeal. Asto
and for discussion of the Selec- Cong) and to pull its troops out the Communists as a sign of the support for Voice as a whole,
tive Service's request for informa- if an interim government could be weakness in our resolve to carry he pointed out that its member-
tion on students' records. established to hold elections. Citing on the war, he said that it could ship had tripled since the Viet
Coming up Marca 20, the first contradictory statements made by be viewed this way, but that North Nam sit in, and that there have
anniversary of the Viet Nam teach the administration and leaders of Viet Nam would most likely con- been a lot of inquiries about it
in, is a teach in on China. Ex- the war, he said the government sider it just a disagreement among from students and professors.
tended over 12 hours, 2 p.m.- -
2 a.m., it will feature seminars,
discussions, debate, and an early, "T
morning rally on the Diag. j auj P ed icts
The afternoon's events will con- UVercrow In
sist of 13 seminars in Hill Audi- I
torium and Mason and Angell "
Halls; leading them will be na- Next emester Dormitories
China. Three possible speakers are'
Felix Greene, the British writer By SHIRLEY ROSICK in 1968-69, if the project can ever and residential college housing
who has authored three books on - accumulate enough funds. projects are completed.'
China; Mary R. Wright, historian Despite a levelling-off of new The Cedar Bend housing group On attracting private developers,
from Yale; and Ian Myrdal, son j freshman admissions and the will accommodate only upperclass Shiel said, "They move fast enough
of Swedish economist Gunnar opening of new dormitory space, and graduate students, thus doing for us around here."
Myrdal, who has lived in China for Residence Hall Director Eugene little to alleviate dormitory over- Dormitory space problems be-
a number of years. au . crowding from the large freshman came serious in the fall of 1964,
Evening Seminars "likely" dormitories will again be classes of the past few years and when due to late admissions, 200
There will also be 13 seminars overcrowded next fall. the still large, even though not in- more freshmen than were expected
in the evening, and, hopefully, a Assistant Director of Admissions creasing freshman classes of the arrived on campus. They were
debate on the United State's China Byron Groesbeck reported that future. shuttled into cramped temporary
policies with Walt Rostow, or an- there will be no rise in the num- Student housing committees housing in floor lounges and li-
other State Department official, ber of new freshmen admitted this have urged administrators to make braries. Finally, about 300 rooms
defending the administration's year. He contended that the de- use of federal loan funds to pro- were converted to accommodate
positions. Appearances by several mand from Michigan residents for vide new housing and to encour= them.
campus authorities on China, in- places in the freshman class will age private developers. When it was learned that 1800
cluding Alex Eckstine and Norma remain the same for the next few New Housing Plans new students, 600 more than prev-
Diamond, are planned for the years. However, it is not clear just iously expected, were anticipated
teach in. Even with the levelling off of what the University's plans for for the fall of 1965, housing offi-
Later in the week, on March the freshman admission level, new housing are. cials moved to avert'a repetition
24 and 25, Voice will protest U.S. though, it is likely that there will Haun says he has "no knowledge of the 1964 crisis by converting
Viet Nam policy as part of the be an increase in the number of of any new buildings." rooms at the end of the 1965 win-
International Days of Protest. The those who choose to return to the Francis Shiel, manager of Serv- ter term. About 1,072 rooms were
schedule of events has not yet been dorms, since upperclass enroll- ice Enterprises, said that discus- selected for possible conversion;
planned. ment is now higher than that of sion on new housing will have to 600-700 were finally occupied as
The Selective Service Office's previous years. wait until Cedar Bend, Bursley converted rooms.
request for information on stu- Enrollment Increase-
dents' class rankings is another And though Groesbeck predicts _.f1 I-r&
mni rsmnaxisbui i cgjg


issue that Voice feels must D

l lfthat freshman admissions will be fAca-
levelling off, the Office of Aca-

io r iwN'tv

armed forces rather than face
prosecution for the violations.
He claimed that his agency, like
many others, frequently makes ad-
ministrative determinations with-
out prior court decisions.
"I would like to have the name
of any student who has been in-
ducted or reclassified because of
his opinions or his failure to ex-
press his opinions," said Hershey.
Draft-age men can object or
demonstrate all they want, he said,
but if they break the law, "that
is a horse of another color."

. "Right now there has been no
request for immediate relief." The
government has 60 days to answer
the charges.
Levine claimed that a letter
opinion, written last month by
Assistant U.S. Attorney General
Fred M. Vinson Jr. "indicates that
the justice department views what
the Selective Service has done as
"Apparently the local boards in-
volved are not responsive to the
Justice department. Only two of
the fourteen students reclassified
have won back their deferments."

Sour Grapes demic Affairs' own growth report
Action in a different area is from the fall of 1964 anticipates
being planned for next week. an enrollment increase to 41,797 oreign r
Voice, along with the Student by 1970 and to 50,186 by 1975.
Nonviolent Coordinating Commit- Census Bureau estimates predict
tee and other SDS groups across that on the national scale the' By ROBERT KLIVANS
the nation, supporting a boycott of college-age population will jump Stat S Gilbert Bursley (R-
the Delano Grape Co. in an attack from 12 million in 1965 to 14.3i Ann Arbor) outlined his recom-
on the living conditions of the million in 1970 and 16 million in mendations touthe State Senate
company's employes. 1975. on international trade expansion
This Friday afternoon the group' Even if enrollment levels were before a Young Republican Club
will show the CBS documentary to be relatively stabilized,. dorms meeting this week. He specifical-
film "Harvest of Shame," a study would still be overcrowded. Fig- ly called on the Legislature to
of the workers' conditions; after- ures from the audit report by the grant the University $150,000 for
wards, a member of the Farm State Legislative Auditor General's the support of an Institute for
Workers Association will speak on office last fall showed that all International Commerce.
the topic. Later in the evening, dormitories were housing more Bursley explained that the
Voice will vote on whether or not students than they had been de- Graduate School of Business Ad-
to picket Ann Arbor area stores signed to, with the exception of ministration has already compiled
that carry Delano Grape Co. pro- Markley Hall, Fletcher Hall, and a report on such -an institute for!
ducts. ! the Law Club. Stockwell Hall was the University.
Gary Rothberger, Voice member, overcrowded by 139, South Quad He explained that he hopes the


implementation of advertising pro-
The other bills called for the
creation of a separate division of
International Commerce in the
Department of Commerce, the fi-
nancing of an international foun-
dation and the establishment of
an advisory committee on inter-
national activities.
The recommendations in the
field of international trade were
a result of a State Senate com-
mittee trip to Western Europe in-
vestigating the prospects for com-
mercial expansion of Michigan
In the orig-inal recommndantion

de Institute

native program to be devised, Di-
Lorenzi categorically said that the
University should not release class
rankings to the draft boards.
Zimmerman said that the Uni-
versity was in "no position to make
wide-spread policy concerning the
restriction of information" since
any such stand would probably
end up with the draft boards tak-
ing reprisal action against Uni-
versity students.
The Voice group also proposed
that a University-wide plebiscite
be held to determine whether or
not grade information should be
released. This idea was rejected by
Plebiscite Proposal
DiLorenzi said that Smith's at-
titude toward the plebiscites pro-
posal was that decisions of this
nature must be made by adminis-
trators, not fundamentally tran-
sient students.
The Korean policy for the
granting of deferments was based
on a student's rank as compared
with other men in the same class
and in the same school. Thus a
junior in the literary college, for
example, would be ranked in re-
spect to other junior men in the
literary college.
At present the Registrar's office
compiles separate rankings for
men and women. During the past
fall semester, women consistently
ranked higher than men in com-
parable classes, the all women's
average being 2.80 as compared to
an all men's average of 2.62. Thus

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