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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


M , There has been little disputek
among Student Government Coun-t
cil candidates over the basic prob-
lems confronting the student body
an the University during thel
canpaigning f or Wednesday'sE
Rather, the differences of opin-
ion arise concerning the solutions
to these problems and the means
of attaining these solutions. c
Controversy in the presidentialI
campaign centers around the value
of a complete slate over an inde-
pendent candidate.
Robert Bodkin, '67E, REACH
candidate for the SGC presidency,
is running at the head of a ticket
that includes not only Neill Hol-
lenshead, '67, his official running1
mate, but also candidates he has1
County Asks'
Aid in UFO
Police Report Seeing
Mysterious Objects
At Dexter Swamp
A fiddler in the swamp attempt-
ed to bring flying saucers to earth
with music yesterday morning, but
his efforts were in vain.
The fiddler was one of several
college students who descended in
carloads on the farm of Frank
Manner after the latter had re-
ported sighting an unidentifiable
flying object Sunday night in the
swamp behind his home in Dexter,
15 miles west of Ann Arbor.
Washtenaw County officials
have now called in the Defense
Department and the Air Force
for help in discovering just what
it is all about. County Sheriff
Douglas Harvey, who said he was
a disbelieverat first, noted "with
so many trained police personnel
and reliable citizens having seen
them, I must believe something is
in the Washtenaw County skies."
However, although Manner and
about 40 other police and civilian
observers are sure they saw some-
thing with red, blue and white
lights floating about in the air for
several hours and landing on the
ground, they have no evidence.
Harvey said he found "nothing""
in the way of physical evidence in-
dicating a landing had taken
place. There was not any burnt or
flattened grass, and a geiger
counter check revealed nothing.
Manner's report followed sev-
eral reported sightings of Uniden-
tified Flying Objects (UFO's),
identical to those observed Sun-
day in the Dexter area the pre-
vious Tuesday and Thursday.
UFO's-in a formation of seven-
have also been reported in Saline,
Milan, Livingston, Howell and
Saginaw, Michigan, as well as
Toledo and Sylvania, Ohio, and
several parts of Indiana.
They were also reported in the
Monroe swamp area, which was
the scene of monster sightings
last summer.
A rash of sightings was report-
ed last October in Coldwater,
about 15 miles east of Ann Arbor.

The scene of Sunday's sighting
report happens to be almost
exactly the spot where a flying
object was reported more than
five years ago.
Manner and his son said the
object had red, blue and white
lights, and appeared to be brown
in color, with a "quilted" effect
on the surface.
As they watched, lights went
out and the UFO suddenly ap-
* . peared 500 yards away. When
lights from the flashlights of
policemen touched the area, the
lights became very bright then
The object was next reported by
Dexter patrolman Robert Hun-
nawell who saw it fly 1,0,00 feet
above his patrol car. It was joined
by four others, he said.
Later Deputies Stanley McFad-
den and David Fitzpatrick search-
ed the, swamp area for two hours.
They reported a flourescent light
from beyond a hill ahead of them.
When they reached. the hill, the

slated to fill appointive positions
on an expanded SGC executive
Edward Robinson, '67, offers
the alternative choice of a presi-
dent without party affiliation.
If elected, he hopes to govern
by consensus and plans to solicit
aid from present and newly-elect-
ed SGC members regardless of
their party membership.
The SGC candidates have con-
cerned themselves with such prob-
lems as:'
-the scope of issues with which
SGC should be concerned;
-possible structural revisions of
-lowering of the costs of living
for students in Ann Arbor;
-student participation in the
decision - making process of the
University-in such areas as North





Campus planning and academic
reform and
--relations between SGC and
the Office of Student Affairs, the
University, the Ann Arbor com-
munity and the state legislature.
Questions have been raised over
the concern SGC should have with
national and international issues
that do not directly involve the
students as members of the Uni-
versity community..
In general, REACH candidates
and independent Bob Smith, '67,
have emphasized that SGC should
focus its attention on local issues
and involve itself in broader social
issues only peripherally. The four
SCOPE candidates and Robinson,
however, have stressed that the
broader issues, too, are properly
within the scope of SGC's activi-
ties, especially when these issuesy

touch directly on the campus.
Several candidates have advo-
cated revision of the present
structure of SGC. SCOPE has
asked that ad hoc committees
should be formed to deal with
particular issues as they arise, re-
placing the present system of
standing committees. They feel
that issues rather than the com-
mittee structure attracts student
workers for SGC.
REACH has proposed a revamp-
ed structure which would delegate
what they consider minor regu-
latory duties of SGC to the com-
mittee structure and other stu-
dent organizations, and include a,
public relations division whose job
would be not only to expand the
prestige of SGC, but also to assist
in conveying student needs to
proper authorities both within

and outside the University.

cost of living:
third highest:

point out that
in Ann Arbor is
in the nation.


However, there seems little
chance that the idea of a Univer-
sity-sponsored bookstore will be
revived by the new council. Al-
though SCOPE candidates all ex-
pressed dissatisfaction with the
way the University administration
dismissed the bookstore issue last
fall, they did not seem to antici-
pate being able to effectively raise
the issue again in the near future
-and several REACH candidates
have flatly called the bookstore
issue dead.
All candidates, however, said
they plan to work for low-cost
University housing and lower

prices in the Ann Arbor area;
REACH candidates assert they
have already begun encouraging
location of more discount stores
in Ann Arbor as a means of driv-
ing down prices through competi-
The candidates also wish to in-
crease student participation in
University affairs. Proposals in
the area of academic reform in-
clude establishment of advisory
committees at either the depart-
mental or at the Office of Aca-
demic Affairs level, or both.
They have cited inadequacies in
North Campus planning in for
food service, transportation, hous-
ing, and recreation facilities, and
demand greater student partici-
pation in North Campus develop-
ment decisions.

Questions have been raised by
SCOPE candidates a b o u t the
alleged paternalistic attitude of
OSA and the University toward
students. In general, the candi-
dates seem to feel that the OSA
has been hampered in its attempts
to help students because it is de-
pendent on other offices within
the administration, for such things
as financial approval and the
necessity that OSA go through
channels to accomplish things.
Therefore, many candidates have
said that SGC should work to
strengthen the OSA so that it
can come to theirimage of it as
a representative and pressure
group for students in the admin-
Support has been expressed for
the voter registration drive to in-
crease the number of students vot-

ing in Ann Arbor city elections.
The candidates also feel that go-
ing directly to the city council
and/or the state legislature when
student needs warrant it can be
an effective means of achieving
solutions to students' problems.
REACH places emphasis on
working with administrators and
legislators, backed with "well-re-
searched objective reports," and
looks to organization endorsements
rather than mass student support
in effecting change.
SCOPE, however, also sees value
in petitions, picketing and mass
demonstrations. They feel that
SGC still lacks student backing
and, therefore, is limited in acting
as a represenative of the student

Late World News
SAIGON, SOUTH VIET NAM (P)-The powerful Buddhist
Institute, which has brought down several governments in the
past, appeared headed for a showdown yesterday with Prime
Minister Nguyen Cao Ky's government.
Prospects of immediate demonstrations and possible rioting
Were eased when Thich Tamu Chau, chairman of the National
Buddhist Institute in Saigon, personally stopped an antigovern-
ment demonstration this morning.
mended that the following eight people serve on the student
committee to advise the Regents in the selection of the new
University president: Georgia Berland, '67; Jeanne Charn, '67;
Russ De Jong, '67; Henry Robert Bloom, '68; Gretchen Groth,
Grad; Lawrence Lossing, '68L; Lauren Bahr, Grad; and Edward
Herstein, Grad.
Graduate Student Council and Student GovernmentCouncil
still must approve the selections. GSC will meet Wednesday and
SOC Thursday night.
.* * . * *
VIET NAM WAR BLOOD DRIVE for U.S. and Vietnamese
troops will be conducted in the Union ballroom March 31 and
April 1. The drive is being conducted in cooperation with the
American Red Cross. Anyone 18 or older weighing at least 110
pounds and in good health can sign up March 21-28 on the Diag.
The Red Cross will give the donations to the Defense Department
which will then send them to Viet Nam. "The donations are not
intended to be in support of the war. They are just a recognition
that there is a war and people need blood," said SAE member
Mike Carney.
qualification test were available starting yesterday at all Mich-
igan local draft board offices. Tests will be given May 14, May 21
and June 3 at 32 centers at colleges throughout the state.
THE ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL, in action last night
granted a liquor, license to the proposed Village Bell, a branch of
the Pretzel Bell to be located on South University. The move,
which would make the Village Bell the first restaurant in the
area with a liquor license, had been opposed by the nearby First
Presbyterian Church.
* * * *
ningham last night confirmed that he had endorsed Ed Robinson
to succeed him as SGC president in a letter for The Daily edi-
torial page. SGC officers Harlan Bloomer, executive vice-presi-
dent; Charles Cooper, administrative vice-president; and Mike
Gross, treasurer, had previously endorsed Robinson.
CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY SCHOOL, an experimental school
for four, five and six year olds in Ann Arbor, will have a bucket
drive on campus all day tomorrow. Funds will be used for
materials, teachers' salaries and next year's planned expansion
for a first grade.

New Course
Consider Program
On Contemporary
Affairs, Problems
A proposal for the establishment
of a series of courses on Contem-
porary Affairs is now in the proc-
ess of being studied by the literary
college faculty curriculum commit-
tee, according to Prof. Daniel Fus-
feld of the economics department.
If approved, the program will
be set up by the literary college
next fall.
The program includes plans for
courses on such contemporary
problems as: race relations, pov-
erty, art and the critics, the or-
ganization of power, social and po-
litical foundations of United States
foreign policy, and emerging na-
tions and the West. In all, 11
possible courses have been suggest-
ed by a subcommittee of the cur.
riculum committee, which has
been working on the program since
last October.
A problem such as the Viet Nam
war, explained Fusfeld, would be
dealt with as part of the larger
issue of foreign policy, the object
being to get to "fundamental is-
sues rather than the immediate
manifestation of those issues."
Fusfeld, chairman of the sub-
committee composed of students
and faculty, commented that there
is "a lot of interest in the Uni-
versity at all levels" in contempor-
ary issues, and that the "educa-
tional program of the University
would be improved by giving at-
tention to these things."
"This is not a radical departure
from things the University has
been doing on a trial basis, such
as in the Honors Program and the
Residential College," he continued.
In effect, he said, it would "in-
stitutionalize something like a
Free University, which I think
is a good thing."
The classes would be operated
on the format of small discussion
groups of not more than 20 people,
said Fusfeld, in order to allow
for a high degree of participation
and student-faculty exchange of
Elective Credit
All the courses would be run
on a strictly voluntary basis, and
offered purely as electives. Full
credit would be given for the
classes. However, the program
would be restricted primarily to
See CONSIDERS, Page 10

-Daily-Thomas R.Copi
THE RED-HOT SGC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN hurtles headlong into the final day of campaigning today. Ed Robinson, '67 (left),
shown speaking to Pi Beta Phi sorority last night, and Bob Bodkin,'67, who addressed Delta Phi Epsilon sorority last night, square off
at the polls tomorrow.
Co~xmunity-Oriented Activities:
Contribution, Effects Unclear
By NEAL BRUSS The Ann Arbor voter registra- dents to vote, SHA members at- Government Council when it pass.
Daily News Analysis . .tion period ended nearly two weeks tempted to implement registration ed a resolution, sponsored by Ed-

Attempts to integrate students
in state and local affairs through
increasing voting power and eco-
nomic awareness have been accel-
erated this semester.
The Student Housing Associa-
tion and other campus groups have
sponsored efforts to register all
eligible students for voting. Other
moves have been designed to moti-
vate reform of voting requirements
and make students aware of their
civil liberties as economic con-
Much of this activity is new to
the University. Techniques have
been tried for the first time, and
their effect on both students and
the Michigan community is. not
clear yet. Furthermore, in many
of these areas, there is a lack of
data substantiating the success
or failure of the work only recent-
ly undertaken.
New Force
Probably the most significant
new force in student affairs this
semester is the SHA. Although it
was organized last fall, the organi-
zation began major activities only
a month and a half ago. It has
made preliminary plans for eco-
nomic and legal research and in-
terviews with City Council candi-
dates, and it took part in the re-
cent voter registration drive.
However, SHA has had no ma-
jor success. It was not responsible
for obtaining the eight-month
lease or any other prominent gains
this semester. The result of its
research have not been published.
With so much of its work incom-
plete, it is impossible to determine
the impact SHA will have on stu-
dent -affairs. Current evaluation
is inconsequential and premature.
Ta !Q Aoesm r rcnciii

ago. As of today, there has been
no official tally or age breakdown
of the individuals who either ap-
plied for or were granted voting
Some observers feel that the
mailing method SHA employed
was insufficient to mobilize a sig-
nificant segment of the eligible
student population. They asserted
that person - to - person contact
would have been more effective.
Furthermore, the influence of
other student groups taking part
in the registration campaign has
not been accounted for. Other
organizations may have had an
equal or greater effect on inform-
ing and motivating students to.
In addition to motivating stu-

at City Hall by aiding applicants'
in the mechanics involved. The
success or failure of this work has
not been substantiated in figures,
but both City Clerk John Bentley
and City Attorney Jacob Fahrner
said they have not felt the effect
of any specific student efforts di-
rected at their decisions.
1964 Election
Fahrner said that there had
been far more student enthusiasm
to registration during the 1964
registration period preceding a
presidential election. He said that
he had been consulted by about
25 students in 1964 for every one
this year.
Attempts at increasing student
voting power in another direction
were undertaken by the Student

Harvard Med Students Initiate
C 1hangesin School Curriculum

ward Robinson, '67, to urge state
legislators to lower the . state's
minimum voting age. to 18. The
bill, Robinson said, was intended
to show unified support exists be-
hind diverse attempts of, political-
ly-oriented student groups to low-
er the voting age.
However, there has been no re-
action to the SGC move. The state
legislature has not reconsidered
lowering the voting age since the
motion was adopted.'
Such activities will have an ef-
feet on student affairs, 'even
though their value cannot be as-
sessed now. They are new and un-
tested attempts at getting students
involved in the larger community
which influences their welfare at
their University.

The curriculum at almost any
medical school can tend to be a
chain of lectures and labs, so stu-
dents at Harvard University's
Medical School have initiated a
plan of studies to relieve them-
selves of instruction that has
sometimes proven meaningless,
instruction often referred to as
The twenty - five second - year
medical students, almost one
fourth of the class, have adjusted
Harvard's pathophysiology course
to fit their idea of a meaningful
The students have been placed

Medical School. In their letter
they expressed their dissatisfac-
tion with the possibility of "grow-
ing intellectually passive."
They stated their goals: learn-
ing in order to retain command of
what they study, relying upon
their own resources to master es-
sential facts and making more
efficient use of their time.
Ebert remarked, "We will watch
their progress closely and with
great interest, so that we might
learn whether or not this ap-
proach to curriculum modification
.. will warrant like modification
in our teaching methods."
To obtain insrtuctors for the
experimental section, the program

it means he must do "about ten
times more work" to adequately
prepare class.
Even within this departure
group there is some dissention as
to the correct way to conduct the
course. Five of the students are
presently not taking unit exams
that occur at the end of each topic
of study, approximately every two
A spokesman for the experi-
mental group did mention that
many students are going to the
better lectures. "Many of the lec-
tures are purely didactic, though,"
he said.
Some students who have re-
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