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Clearing in late

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


Literary College aculty

Passes Resolution

Asking for

Random Draft Selection Policy

Faxon Asks
Conflict of
Interest Law
Proposed Legislation
Result of Daily Article
On UMI Relations I
The state investigation into a
possible conflict, of interest be-
tween Regent Eugene Power and
the University has resulted in the
introduction of new conflict of
interest legislation in the Michigan
The bill, filed by Rep. Jack
Faxon (D-Detroit) for the House
Ways and Means subcommittee on
higher education appropriations,
would implement the 1963 Mich-
igan Constitution's prohibition
against conflict of interest.
Daily Article
The new legislation was largely
the result of a story on Regent
Power's business dealings with the
University that appeared in The
Daily last Oct. 23, according to
The Daily article pointed out
four instances in which Power's
firm, University Microfilms, Inc.,
might have been acting improper-
ly, one of which was by micro-
filming and selling doctoral theses
without compensation to the
It was also charged that UMI
sold the University Library shelf-
list without paying the University
royalties, advertised the product
without University consent and
kept cameras in the Undergradu-
ate Library for microfilming Uni-
versity books without a rental pay-
ment to the University.
Faxon said he will withhold
comment on whether a conflict
existed in the Power case until
the release of the Michigan attor-
ney general's opinion.
Kelley's Opinion Due
The lengthy opinion was com-
pleted by assistant attorney gen-
eral Eugene Krasicky over three
weeks ago. Attorney General
Frank Kelley is currently review-
ing the opinion, with release ex-
pected shortly.
Regent Power, who is president
of University Microfilms Inc., and
his attorney reportedly spent over
four hours discussing the opinion
with the attorney general's office
in Lansing Feb. 22.
The new conflict of interest
legislation would apply to legisla-
tors, state officers, and state em-
ployes in the legislative, executive
and judicial branches, including
eductional institutions.
Its definition of conflict of in-
terest includes:
-A situation in which an af-
fected person together with his
immediate family, stands to gain
more than $1,000 from any con-
tract involving the state or its
political subdivisions.
-Engaging in business while a
public official in an enterprise in
which he is director, general man-
ager, or of which he owns a sub-
stantial portion-either directly or
The bill would prohibit:
-Use of confientialtinforma-
tion to further personal interests.
-Making of investments sub-
sequent to acquiring the confi-
dential information.
The bill would implement a pro-
vision of the new constitution that
states that, "no member of the
Legislature nor any state officer
shall be interested directly or in-
directly in any contract with the
state or any political subdivision
which would cause a substantial

conflict of interest."
* Faxon said that the Power in-
vestigation "provided the neces-
sary food for thought to formu-
late the proposed legislative pro-
'U' Investigation
A University investigation con-
ducted at Regent Power's request
concluded last Dec. 17 that there

Late World News
DUBLIN, Ireland (MP-One of Dublin's most famous monu-
ments, the Nelson Column, in the heart of the city, was blown up
this morning. The monument has for years been a target of the
outlawed Irish Republican Army and other anti-British groups.
It commemorates Lord Nelson, Britain's admiral at the
Trafalgar victory over the French in 1805.
Both the Irish Republic and the six counties of Northern Ire-
land, which still is part of the United Kingdom, have lately seen
an upsurge in extremist acts. Tfhe IRA so far has disowned re-
sponsibility for recent gasoline bomb incidents aimed at British
institutions in Dublin and Belfast. But both governments have
expected an increase in this kind of activity as Ireland nears the
50th anniversary next month of the 1916 Easter uprising, which
led to the republic's independence from the British crown.
Dean William Haber of the literary college yesterday, told a
faculty meeting that plans for the proposed Residential College
will be submitted to University President Harlan Hatcher and to
Vice-President for Academic Affairs Allan Smith this week. The
plans were reviewed by Haber and the literary college's executive1
committee. Details on the plans will be announced shortly, Haber
Regent Irene Murphy last night dismissed as an "amusing
rumor" reports that West Virginia University President Paul
Miller was being considered to succeed University President Har-
lan Hatcher next year.
The reports, which originated in Morgantown, W.Va., quoted
"the most reliable source in West Virginia" as saying Miller,
former provost of Michigan State University was in the running
for the position.
Two national wire services, as well as newspapers in Morgan-
town and Charleston, W.Va., carried the reports over the week-
end. However, Miller issued a prompt denial, terming the rumor
"an absolute fabrication."
The Office of Admissions will sponsor its annual community
college counselor-student conference today at the Ann Arbor
The purpose of the conference, says it schairman Ralph Ban-
field, assistant to the director of admissions, is to arrange inter-
views with students who entered the University in 1965, to ex-
change ideas about waiys in which the University can better
serve community colleges, to furnish information which will help
prepare and guide students to be successful at the University and
to report new developments at the University,
At the same time, counselors from the more than 20 com-
munity colleges throughout the state will have an opportunity to
meet with students having transferred from their respective
schools to the Univeristy in order to ascertain how the community
colleges might better prepare their students for the University.
In order to aid students in making a smooth transition to the
University, a panel discussion is planned for the afternoon at
the Michigan League to present basic information about the
various schools and colleges on campus.
Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court will be on
the bench at the University Law School this week for the annual
Henry M. Campbell Competition.
Four student finalists will present final arguments before the
Final Court (mock Supreme Court) at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in
Hutchins Hall.
Also donning robes for the law student competition will be the
Hon. Clifford O'Sullivan of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth
Circuit Court; Hon. W. Wallace Kent, chief judge of the U.S.
District Court, Western District of Michigan; Charles W. Joiner,
acting dean of the Law School, and Prof. Robert L. Knauss.
Students giving final arguments will be: for the petitioner-
Michael W. Coffield and Kay Felt; for the respondent-Peter L.
Truebner and Edmund B. Frost.
The students, all juniors, are the finalists in the competition
that has narrowed from a field of 32 Case Club members.
The legal restrictions imposed upon corporate "insiders" in
dealing with the shares of their own corporation is the subject of
this year's competition.
The clear deliniation of the rights and obligations of cor-
porate insiders is an area of the law that is as yet unclear, says
Prof. Knauss. Knauss specializes in corporate law and wrote the
lengthy and detailed program for the competition.

Vice-President for Research Geoffrey Norman today ex-
pressed strong interest in certain objectives of the proposed federal
automotive safety legislation, 'which encompass those of the new
Highway Safety Research program under development at the
President Lyndon Johnson repeated his demand for the safety
act in proposing to Congress last week the establishment of a
federal Department of Transportation.

CAZZIE RUSSELL (33) AND BILL CURTIS (25) of Michigan State battle for the rebound under the Michigan bucket. The ball, how-
ever, bounced the Spartans' way as it seemed to all night and State raced on to an 86-77 upset win.
Po elf f'0fersaEducation Bil
To R ie-establish NEALoants

A bill which would appropriatej
$150 million dollars to the Na-
tional Defense Education Act loan
program for the 1966-67 academic
year has been introduced in Con-
gress by the Administration.
Entitled the "Higher Education
Amendments of 1966" the bill is
sponsored by Rep. Adam ClaytonE
Powell (D-NY) and would, in ad-
dition to re-establishing the NDEA
program, provide $453 million for
grants for construction of under-

graduate facilities and $4 million Office of Financial Aids source=
for construction planning. termed "chaotic."
In his January budget message,;
President Johnson proposed that The confusion resulting from
the administration of student i the proposed change lead to a
loans be transferred from the number of protests from univer-,
NDEA to a new program of' pri- sities, loan administrators and}
vately - financed, federally - subsi- i members of Congress, requesting
dized loans established under the re-establishment of the NDEA
Higher Education Act of 1965. loans.'
On March 1, Johnson proposed
The proposal for the change in a message to Congress "an or-
came with very little advance derly transition" from the NDEA
notice to university loan adminis- to the federal-guaranteed program
trators, resulting in a situation an "so that no eligible student will be

deprived of the needed financial
assistance." The Powell bill, known
as H.R. 13174 was introduced the
same day.
,Karl D. Streiff, assistant direc-
tor of financial aids, called the
development a "very hopeful and
pleasant surprise."
The NDEA appropriation for the
current year was $179 million. The
proposed appropriation for next
year represents a $29 million cut.
However, the federally-subsidized
program remains in effect and'
students may negotiate loans with
private lenders (such as banks,
savings-and-loan associations or
credit unions) and the loans will
be guaranteed a' d subsidized by
the federal government.

Motion Hits
New Methods
Of System
Asks Administration
To Seek Support
At Other Schools
The literary college faculty, at
their March meeting yesterday,
passed a resolution criticizing the
newly announced Selective Serv-
ice deferment policy and calling
for a system of random selection
among college students for the
military draft.
The resolution calls for the Uni-
versity administration to "take a
position favoring a national policy
of random selection within the
group of all college students," and
to take "vigorous steps" to align
other universities in support of
this policy and in opposition to
the present procedures.
Present System
These present procedures of the
Selective Service System involve
the use of rank-in-class and scores
on a special examination as bases
for deferment of eligible college
The sponsors of the resolution
charge that the recently revised
Selective Service policy "pen-
alizes students from lower socio-
economic strata and places a false
emphasis on the mere attainment
of academic grades."
The resolution which was pass-
ed differed slightly from the orig-
inal version which was proposed
last month. Its sponsors, who in-
clude Prof. Robert C. Angell of
the sociology department and four
colleagues in the psychology de-
partment, made these changes be-
cause of the recently announced
policy of the University to coop-
erate with the Selective Service
System in sending transcripts and
class rankings to local draft
boards, unless the student whose
records were to be examined, ob-
jected to this procedure.
Original Version
According to Angell, the orig-
inal version of the resolution had
called for the University to cease
computation of student ranks in
terms of grade point averages, and
thus avoid the necessity for re-
porting ranks to local draft boards.
It had also asked that the Uni-
versity refrain from lending its
"prestige and support" to invita-
tions for students to take the na-
tional examination.
This point was dropped, because
of the University's announcement,
and also because it was learned
that many draft boards would dis-
criminate against University stu-
dents because their school was not
giving out information the draft
boards wanted.
Angell said that by passing the
resolution, the faculty of the lit-
erary college had done their part
and that now all they could do
was wait and see what the admin-
istration does.
Angeli acknowledged that there
were "not many precedents of a
college faculty asking the Uni-
versity administration to form pol-
icy," and that he was not sure
of what procedure would be fol-
lowed, if any were followed at all.
Angell Suggests
Angell suggested that Dean Wil-
liam Haber of the literary college
would present the resolution to
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher, who in turn could give
it to the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs for

Haber, however, contended that
the "resolution simply requests
that action be taken by the ad-
ministration," and that the liter-
ary college faculty would take no
further steps to bring about a
change in the administration's pol-
Smith Comments
One administrator, Allan F.
Smith, vice-president for academic
affairs, said that he was "puzzled
at what the literary college ex-

Students Plan Campus Chapter

Of tontroN
Students at the University havej
announced their intention of
forming a local chapter of the
W.E.B. Dubois Club-a left-wing,
organization which has been ac-j
cused by United States Attorney
General Nicholas Katzenbach of
being a Communist-front organi-
zation 'and whose national head-
quarters have been the target of.
recent bombings,
The purpose in forming theI
local group, according to Eric,
Chester, '66, and Gary Rothberger,
'67, is to "insure the right of a
group that has been declared sub-
versive and an agent of a foreign
power to be recognized on a Mich-
igan campus." There had been3
widespread speculation that the
chapter at Wayne State Univer-
sity would be banned - by the"
Secondly, the students want "to

A plan to set up the mechanism
jfor administration of this program
in Michigan is awaiting approval
by the Office of Education in
ministration's dirty little war in ever, that members of the organi- Washington.
Viet Nam." z ation had no objection to Comi- The proposal to appropriate
Yesterday, counsel for the club, munist participation in the club, funds to NDEA does not mean an
Patrick Hallinan, stood in front He indicated that he was not per- immediate solution to the confu-
of its shattered national head- sonally aware of any Communists sion over student loans, OFA
quarters in San Francisco and said in his local chapter. sources cautioned. Loan applica-
that a court challenge would Nowakowski said the purpose of tions will not be available until
quickly be made of the move by the club was to promote dissemi- the situation becomes clearer,
the Justice Department. An explo- nation of socialist ideas and alter- Streiff said. The funds will not
sion ripped through the club's natives to the present syitem . . actually become available until
headquarters Sunday, lessthan 48 and to protest the administration's Congress passes H.R. 13174.
hours after the department's an- foreign policy.
nouncment.There has been, according to
nouncement. He said that he had assurances' OFA sources, some speculation as
Meanwhile, Mark Nowakowski, from the administration at Wayne to why the NDEA appropriation
chairman of the Dubois Club at State that the club could continue was presented in the form of an
Wayne State University said last as a recognized student organiza- amendment rather than as a nor-
night that a threat to "do the tion. Far from hampering the mal appropriations bill. One idea
same thing" was received there. club's effectiveness, the attorney is that the NDEA loans will be
Nowakowski denied that his general's charges has resulted in tied-in with portions of the High-
club or the national organization an increased membership and ex- er Education Act, for instance, a
was "directed or controlled by panding interest in the organiza- student may be required to par-
Communists." He did admit, how- tion, Nowakowski reported. ticipate in the work-study program
__ ___in order to qualify for a loan. An-

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113 Stuidents 2 Parties


show that Katzenbach's smear and -- - -- - - -
red-baiting tactics just don't suc- jV ie f r C ocl S
ce d n frghenn eol awayl L o ( ouncit beats
from radical an danti-war move-
ments," said Rothberger.
Katzenbach, in a petition to the By JANE DREYFUS Smith, '67, will run again for a
Subversive Activities C on t r ol council seat.#
Board, charged that the Dubois Thirteen students have filed pe- I Two REACH members are of-
clubs were "created and control- titions to run for Student Gov- fering opposition for the executive
led by the U.S. Communist Party." ernment Council in the Mar. 23 j positions. Incumbent Robert Bod-
Under the 1950 Subversive Ac- elections. REACH was the only one kin, '67E, is petitioning for presi-
tivities Control Act, the board will of the student parties to submit a dent, while incumbent Neil Hol-

other speculation is that students
may be.awarded NDEA loans only
after they have failed to secure a
loan privately. None of these spec-
ulations have been confirmed.
The administration estimates
approximately $34 million in re-
paying onhoutstanding NDEA
# loans in the 1967 fiscal year.
These repayment funds are loan-
ed out again directly by the uni-
versities bringing the total NDEA
funds for next year to $184

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