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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
Student Groups oin Sesquicentennial Prepai


1967 is nine and a half months
away, and with it will come the
4 University's Sesquicentennial cele-
brations. Elaborate preparations,
which were begun several years
ago by a full-time professional
staff, have received a recent boost
in the students' realm as the Stu-
dent Sesquicentennial Committee
has shifted into full gear.
Composed primarily of repre-
sentatives from six major campus
organizations, Panhel, IFC, IHA,
The Daily, UAC, and SOC, the
SSC has unveiled plans for an In-
ternational Student Conference to
be hosted in Ann Arbor in late

long 150th anniversary celebra-
The conference will be run by
a committee of the SGC. Petition-
ing for positions on the committee
began yesterday. Applications and
information concerning the com-
mittee may be obtained in the
Sesquicentennial office on the first
floor of the Michigan Union.
According to Cindy Sampson,
'68, chairman of the SSC, and
Dottie Richmond, '68, secretary,
preliminary plans call for a four
day program to be highlighted by
workshops and speakers. The dis-
cussions will revolve around the
March of 1967 as part of the year-

role of the student in a rapidly
changing society.
The intellectual, political, cul-
tural, and moral sphere of stu-
dent life will be discussed at the
c o n f e r e n c e. Tentatively, each
morning and afternoon will con-
centrate on a specific area of stu-
dent involvement, with pertinent
and world-famous speakers giving
lectures, followed by smaller dis-
cussions among the student repre-
Miss Sampson sees the size of
the conference to be about 150, an
important number for this birth-
day year. The largest percentage
of the students would be from
American universities, with for-

eign students comprising a smaller
but important portion.
"With a blending of American
and international views, all the
students can gain a broader in-
sight into the future problems and
demands of the college student,"
Miss Sampson said.
She stressed the unique oppor-
tunity such a convention offers to
all involved, and emphasized the
benefits to be gained by working
on the conference committee.
The SSC also has been planning
action in various other fields.
Polly Stagg, '68, a member of the
central committee, said that plans
are being developed for an escort
service and an information booth

to serve visitors to the University.
The services would be run by stu-
dents to guide dignitaries who are
guests on the campus in conjunc-
tion with the major ceremonies
and other activities during 1967.
Committee representatives and
University officials are trying to,
interest magazines and television
networks in focusing coverage on
the campus during its anniversary
year.' Reaction f r om several
sources here has been very favor-
Also in connection with the Uni-
versity's banner year, the SSC is
co-sponsoring with UAC a contest
for the original script, lyrics, and
music for the 1967 MUSKET pro-

duction. $500 first prizes will be
awarded for the best script, lyrics
and music submitted. The final
scripts and music must be turned
into the Sesquicentennial office by
April 1.
Other interesting features of
the over-all Sesquicentennial pic-
ture have recently been disclosed.
In addition to the five major cere-
monies sponsored -by the Univer-
sity, the schools and colleges are
each carrying out observances in
their respective fields.
The literary college plans a ma-
jor week-long symposium on "The
Place of the Liberal Arts in Higher
Education." E a c h department

within the college is carrying out
its own.ceremony.
The speech department has pro-
posed undertaking the production'
of a series of plays by University
alumnus Arthur Miller as part of
an Arthur Miller Festival during
The philosophy department has
proposed to host an international
philosophical c o n-f e r e n c e on
"Western Philosophy -The Con-
flict of Divergent Philosophies."
The School of Music has also
developed a schedule of tentative
programs. It has arranged for the
commissioning of two music com-
positions and the world premiere

of the works, one by Ross Lee
Finney and the other by Roger
Also, arrangements have been
made for the composition of a new
University song by Jerry Bilik and
Hazen Schumacher, which will
provide new thematic material for
the Marching Band and Glee Club.
The political science department
is planning a program dealing with
the Atlantic community and its
future, emphasizing the role of
political integration of the nations.
In the student, alumni, and ad-
ministrative realms the prepara-
tions for the Sesquicentennial year
are progressing rapidly.

Petition Due
Against LSA
Draft Motion
Piranian 'Hopes 100
Will Sign Statement
Criticising Resolution.
Prof. George Piranian of the
mathematics department hopes to
get about 100 signatures on a peti-
tion he is. circulating which takes
'issue with the literary college fac-
ulty's recent resolution supporting
a random draft selection policy.
Piranian expects most of the
signatures to be gathered by
Wednesday. He then intends to
place an advertisement in The
Daily with money currently being
raised for that purpose stating the
reason for the petition and listing
the signees.
At the moment, he estimates
that about 35 signatures have been
collected, but, he will not have
definite information on the num-
ber until tomorrow as the petition
is still in circulation.
Explaining his opposition to the
resolution, he said' "I do not think
that the present draft policy is
entirely satisfactory, but it is bet-
ter than the policy that was pro-
posed by the resolution."
Piranian commented, "The pas-
sage of the resolution reflected a
lack of confidence in our foreign
policy, but it is not an effective
gesture of protest against that for-
eign policy.
"I can't read everybody's mind,
but I get the impression that a
fair number of people dislike the
present draft policy because they
associate it with the war in Viet
Nam. To my mind, the question
of draft policy and what we ought
to do or ought not to do in Viet
Nam are two separate questions."
He added, "My opposition to the
resolution is independent of my
opinion of our policy."
Asked about further protest,
against the resolution, he an-
swered, "I have no plans for action
beyond the publication of this
statement of dissent."
Other opposition to the' literary
college's resolution came from
Dean William Haber of the liter-
q. ary college, who said last week
"it is not the job of an individual
university to determine what the
nation's deferment policy is or
ought to be."
There are indications , that an
even stronger motion than that
passed at the March meeting may
be introduced at the next faculty






Regental Action

on Power

PAMPLONA, SPAIN (R)-2,000 STUDENTS were dispersed
by police fire hoses last night at the University of Navarra. They
were demonstrating in sympathy with students at the University
of Barcelona.
Barcelona students have -been demanding a democratic
student organization in opposition to the government-supported
Syndicate of University Students and 500 staged a sit-in at a
monastery Friday.
The University of Navarra students, carrying placards saying
"We're not Communists," tried to march to the provincial govern-
ment headquarter, but police broke up the demonstration.
PROF. ALEXANDER ECKSTEIN of the economic depart-
ment will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations committee
Friday morning, as the committee continues its hearings on the
nature of mainland China. Eckstein is generally regarded as the
country's leading expert on the Chinese economy.
are now open for petitioning. Petitions are available in the
UAC offices of the Union and the League and will be accepted up
to Sunday, March 20, at 5 p.m.
announced Sunday night. The Moss Tent Award went to the
Fluxfilms on the stipulation that they not be shown again. The
Prix Die De Varti award went to "Relax Your Mind." "Hexus,"
presented by Milton Cohen, was given an honorable mention.
The six prize winners of $100 each were "O Dem Watermelons,"
"Matchgirl," "Tongue," "Schmeerguntz," "Nothing Happened
This Morning" and "Up-Tight, L.A. Is Burning."
* * * *
TONIGHT AT 7:30 THE TWO presidential candidates in the
upcoming Student Government Council elections will debate in
Aud. A. Edward Robinson, '67, and Robert Bodkin, '67E, will take
turns discussing campus issues for the first part of the program
and then will be subjected to questioning by a four-man panel
selected from the staffs of WCBN and The Daily. The debate is
being sponsored by the University Activities Center.
AWARDS TO THE OUTSTANDING independents were pre-
sented last night in a recognition night sponsored by IHA. Jim
Kropf, '66, past president of UAC, and Cynthia Parry, president
of Martha Cook, were judged to be the outstanding independents
for the past year. Daily Editor Robert Johnston was awarded an
honorable mention.
761-4671 IS THE "GRIPE LINE" set up by Reach political
party to handle student complaints concerning any aspect of life
at the University. The gripe line is aimed at giving students a
chance to express their attitudes about current problems to can-
didates running for SGC positions.
leaders will be held Wednesday in the Union from 6:45-9 p.m.
Prof. Lee Danielson of the industrial relations department will
address the leaders on "Leadership and Leader Images."

.. ... Send Power

Urge Power
To Remain


Groups Ask Attorney
General To Resolve

Student 1 e a d e r s came out
strongly yesterday urging that
Regent Eugene B. Power maintain
his position as a member of the
Board of Regents.
S t u d e n t Government Council
and the Executive Board of the
Graduate Student Council adopted
resolutions recognizing P o w e r 's
contributions to the University
and higher education and asking
that the cqnflict of interest be-
tween Power and the University
revealed Saturday in the attorney
general's report be resolved im-!
The GSC resolution urged the
Regents to "unanimously reject
Regent Power's resignation," and
to "establish a committee to work
closely with the office of the at-
torney general which would de-
termine the legal guidelines which
would permit Regent Power to re-
tain his office without any con-
tinuation of a conflict of interest."
The resolution adopted by SGC
is a compromise between motions
proposed by SGC presidential can-
didates Edward Robinson, '67, and
Robert Bodkin, '67E. It stated that
SGC "would ask that every at-
tempt be made to resolve the con-
flict of interest . .. . before any
action is taken by the Board of
Regents . . . so that the Univer-
sity may maintain the benefit of
his (Power's) services if he so
Original Resolution
The original resolution proposed
by Robinson asked the Regents to
postpone consideration of Power'sf
resignation until their meeting
next month.1
Robinson said that since Power's+
resignation was not demanded in
the at'torney general's report, theE
postponement would allow time to{
consider the details of the report1
and to work out "proposals which
would eliminate any possible con-+
flicts of interest, and therefore
eliminate any reason for resigna-
Bodkin replied by submitting a
substitute motion urging that
"SGC leave the decision of accept-
ing or rejecting the resignation of
Regent Power to the discretion of
. . the Regents.
He said that this is "not an
area for SGC to be involved in.
SGC should point to , the good
things he has done and show sup-
port on that basis, but permit him
to make his own ethical decisions
without any interference from us."
Robinson said that while SGC;
realizes that the decision "is not;
up to us" this should not mean
that as a representative organ 'of;
the study body SGC "should not

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
PICTURED ABOVE are members of SGC bedating a resolution asking that Regent Power's con-
flict-of-interest case be resolved so that he may retain his position. In a similar proposal also passed
yesterday the Graduate Student Council urged the Regents to "unanimously reject Regent Power's
resignation," and to ask the attorney general for legal guidelines which would prevent conflict-of-in-
New Advisory Committees:.
Will The--y Satisfy Students?
e e

To Governor.
Regent May Keep
Seat on Presidential
Selection Committee
Gov. George Romney told a
press conference yesterday he
would not speculate as to what
course he will pursue regarding
the resignation of Regent Eugene
B. Power until the Regents act
at their Friday meeting.
"I'm certainly not going to de-
termine any course of action un-
til I see what the Regents do,"
Romney said.
In addition, a copy of the letter
of resignation which Power sub-
mitted to University Secretary
Erich Walter last Friday has been
sent to the governor and the sec-
retary of state, making his res-
ignation official.
Lansing sources had previously
been confused as to whether Pow-
er's resignation was in fact valid,
since state law requires that when
a Regent chooses to resign the
governor' and secretary of state
"shall be notified."
Substantial Conflict
Power was cited for substantil
conflict of interest in an opinion
issued by Attorney General Frank
Kelley last Friday. He then im-
mediately offered his resignation
to University Secretary Erich Wal-
ter, whp conveyed the letter to
the Regents.
Regent Irene Murphy comment-
ed yesterday that Power's resigna-
tion was "a courtesy for consulta-
tion which would probably be
conveyed to the governor with the
Regents' comments."
Moves are still in motion, how-
ever, to allow Power to remain
on the presidential selection com-
mittee, an autonomous panel of all
the Regents acting as private in-
dividuals established last month to
advise on the selection of the next
Faculty Moves
In addition, moves are afoot
among the faculty to urge that
Power be able to remain a Regent
and resolve his conflict of inter-
Profs. John Gosling of the Med-
ical School, Alexander Eckstein of
the economics department, and
Richard Beardsley of the anthro-
pology department, are circulat-
ing a petition urging an opportuni-
ty for Power to reconsider his ac-
tions and make the necessary bus-
iness adjustments.
If the resignation of Power, a
Democrat, is accepted, Romney
would be able to appoint some-
one, presumably a Republican, to
fill out the remainder of Power's
term, which does not expire un-
til 1973. This would shift the bal-
ance of power on the board, giv-
ing the Republicans a 5-3 major-
Press Conference
Romney commented at his press
conference that he has not decid-
ed whom to appoint for a replace-

Bodkin Tells City SHA Aims

The Ann Arbor City Council last
night heard a presentation by
Robert Bodkin, '67E, member of
SGC, outlining the aims of the
Student Housing Association, of
which he is president.
Bodkin spoke during the "aud-
ience' participation" section of the
council meeting at which time any
interested citizen is permitted to
speak about pertinent issues.
Stressing the aims of both SGC
and SHA to the councilmen, Bod-
kin emphasized that the increasing
number of students registering to
vote may result in them having a
larger voice in future city housing
No Specific Requests
Bodkin did not ask council for

the car be permitted between noon
and 1 p.m. when few classes are
in session.
Car Restricted
The car will be restricted to the
campus area of South University
and East University and will
broadcast only non-partisan mes-
In other action last night, the
council delayed granting a liquor
license to the Village Bell, a
branch of the Pretzel Bell, which
is to be located on South Univer-
sity. If granted, this would be the
first establishment with a liquor
license in the campus area since
The council agreed to let a sup-
porter of the move, probably some-
body connected with the Pretzel
Bell. and a representative of the

The council proposed applica-
tion for program reservations with
the Public Housing Authority.
Such applications must be made
prior to receiving federal funds for
They are debating the recom-
mendations of the Housing Com-
mission, which urged the building
of new housing for needy persons
in Ann Arbor.
There is debate as to whether
the council should alleviate the
housing problem by leasing exist-
ing vacant houses to the poor, or
if it is best to begin a large con-
struction program to build new
Insufficient Supply
The principal objection to pro-
viding immediate housing is that

Will the multitude of student
advisory committees recently sug-
gested by Vice-President for Stu-
dent Affairs Richard L. Cutler
satisfy students' demand for a
more meaningful and adequate
voice in the policy-making of the
University? Or will these commit-
tees become only a means for
theoretically involving the student
but giving him no actual influ-
ence or power?
In putting the new plan into
effect, Cutler has authorized each
director in the nine divisions of
the newly restructured Office of
Student Affairs to set up advisory
committees in any way suitable to
the needs of his department.
None of the committees for the
nine OSA divisions-student activ-
ities, religious affairs, financial
aids, health service, counseling,
residence halls, international stu-
dents, student-community rela-
tions and bureau of appointments
-have actually begun to function.
No Student Committees?
And in some divisions, according
to their directors, student advis-
ory committees may never be es-
Dewitt C. Baldwin, coordinator
of the Office of Religious Affairs,
said that "a formal advisory com-
mittee would be almost artificial,"
since the individuals working in
the ORA have a constant relation-
ship with the students.
He added, however, that in the
n. - n.. %CA .iontci xrh -. ..&L Pt,

life of' the campus-not just aca-
demics and not just activities."
According to Sells, more student
involvement is necessary. However,
students must earn their position
by demonstrating their responsi-
bility, he said.
Committee Responsibility
These committees will be com-
pletely responsible to the individ-
ual directors unless something in-
volving interaction between two or
more divisions develops. In that
case, Cutler will then act as a me-
diator and coordinator.
Cutler said that "students should
definitely have a voice in Univer-
sity affairs."
He added, however: "This pro-
posal of student advisory commit-

tees will not satisfy the most mili-
tant students. Seldom does any
group go from no participation to
full participation. Some students
want radical changes overnight."
Student leaders have voiced
widely differing views-both opti-
mistic and pessimistic-on the ef-
fectiveness of Cutler's new advis-
ory committees.
Gary Cunningham, '66, presi-
dent of Student Government
Council, feels that the student
can have an adequate voice
through advisory committees. "The
important thing is to have ac-
cess to the people who are making
decisions and to the material be-
ing used before the decisions are
See WILL, Page 8

Economics Faculty,
Grads To Confer

The faculty of the economics
department recently agreed to
consider suggestions from gradu-
ate economics students concerning
changes in preliminary examina-
tions, degree requirements, cur-
riculum, counseling, and teaching
There have been two general
meetings of the graduate students

students dealing with what he felt,
in general, the economics depart-
ment's responsibility was in train-
ing students. Other students later
distributed papers on the same
general topic and a meeting was
called to discuss these ideas. After
finding that many of the students
had definite opinions on what
should be done, committees were
formed for each of the areas under

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