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Possible flurries;
clearing on Sunday

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom







Students Say










Claims 'Flying Saucers' *AM Comes Tister

Deferment Rules

ixesuut oj Swam

DETROIT M)-Some of Michi-
gan's flying saucers were in effect
shot down yesterday by a special
M Air Force investigator who said
they probably were swamp gasses
and not unidentified flying ob-
But some of those who said
they saw the objects remained
Meanwhile, Rep. Gerald Ford
(R-Mich) called for a full Con-
gressional investigation of the
"UFO" incidents.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek discussed his
findings at an overflow news con-
ference after spending almost a
week interviewing persons in the
Ann Arbor and Hillsdale areas
where most of the sightings orig-
Hynek is a Northwestern Uni-
versity astrophysicist and scienti-
fic consultant for the Air Force.
Numerous Sightings
Numerous UFO sightings have
been reported in recent weeks,
many of them by lawmen.
Hynek emphasized his investi-
gatiQn was confined to two specific
days of sightings and did not
cover all of those reported.
"I am not making a blanket
statement to cover the entire UFO
phenomena over the last 20 years,"
Hynek said.
Can't Prove
"I emphasize that I cannot
prove in a court of law that this
is the full explanation of these
sightings. It appears very likely,
however, that the combination of
the conditions of this particular
winter-an unusually mild one in
this area-and the particular
weather conditions were such as
to have produced this unusual and
puzzling display."
Hynek said his study was con-
fined to March 20 sightings made
near Dexter, a small community
about 50 miles southwest of De-
troit, and one made at Hillsdale,
about 100 miles west, on March 21.
Although there have been num-
erous other reports of UFOs in
the state, Hynek said he would
not investigate them because not
enough persons had seen them.
He said he investigated only those
sightings seen by a large group of
Grounds for Investigation
"If only one person reports see-
ing something, it might be dis-
counted," Hynek said. "But if 10
or 20 report seeing similar objects
then it is grounds for scientific
Hynek also pointed out that
photos released to the press Thurs-

day which showed two lights in
the sky over a series of street
lights were "without any question"
trails made as a result of a time
exposure of the rising moon and
the planet Venus.
The photos, taken March 17
near Milan, Mich., about 25 miles
southwest of Detroit, have no
reference to the March 21 sight-
ings at Hillsdale, to the north,
Hynek said.
Hynek noted that most of the
sightings were near a swamp.
- Dismal Swamp
"A dismal swamp is a most un-
likely place for a visit from outer
space," Hynek said.
"It is not a place where a heli-
copter would hover for several
hours or where a soundless secret
device would likely be tested."
Most witnesses to the flying
objects described them as having
glowing lights, some red, green
and yellow and appearing to move

p~uasHit Administration
as Interference with
sideways and move a short dis- Research, Academics
Hynek said that such a sight By LYNNE ROTHSCHILD
is not to be seen frequently and'
as a matter of fact is of a The faculty of the architecture
unique character. department yesterday voted no
"I have never seen it myself," confidence in its department
he said, "and I can easily under- chairman, Prof. Jacques Browson.
stand the dismay of the witnesses
who saw it and who sincerely and recent University history.
accurately described what they The decision was reached after
saw" dalmost a week of meetings, coin-
Hynek said it seemed likely that plaints and rumors within the de-
present spring thaws released partment sparked by student dis-
trapped gases resulting from de- content. The students complained
composition of organic materials. that the department administra-
tion was attempting to exert un-



More Than Coincidence
"It would seem to me that the
association of the sightings with
swamps in these particular cases
is more than coincidence," Hynek
"No group of witnesses observed
any craft coming to or going away
from the swamps. The glow was
localized there."I

gently chided California for creating a Michigan-to-California
"brain drain."
Hatcher, speaking at a banquet honoring newly-inaugurated
Berkeley chancellor Roger W. Heyns, former University vice-
president for academic affairs, noted that in the last few years
California has selected for top posts four top University faculty
"The University is on the eve of its 150th anniversary,"
Hatcher commented, "and we recognized an obligation to assist
states and universities which are younger than we are. Yet I feel
impelled to say that we believe Michigan's obligation to help
California has now been fully satisfied."
Committee were announced yesterday by Chairman Robert
Golden, '67. They are Katherine Adams, '68; Elizabeth Aries, '69;
June Bagdade, '67; Si Benninga, '69; Carol Cohen, '67; Blanchard
Hiatt, '67; Nelson Lande, '67; Ronna Jo Magy, '67; Sarah Po-
kempner, '68; Barry Rubin, '69; Diane Lynn Salt, '69; Adria
Schwartz, '68; Judy Stonehill, '67; Susan Weisberg, '69, and
Daniel Wocik, '67. .
The total membership of next fall's committee is now 20.
Golden commented, "We have expanded the size of the committee
in order to become more involved in the academic functionings
of the University."

due pressure in some areas of re-
search and academic life. :.-.::::<
sThey also felt that certain pro-
fessors, including Browson and
Dean R. F. Malcolmson of the
architecture and design school,
were forcing a particular philoso-
phy of design upon the students.
They contended that students were
forced to adhere to the philosophy
at the risk of failing courses.
Prof. Robert Metcalf, secretary
of the department's executive com-
mittee, explained that there were
differences between the faculty
and the administration which "for
some time concerned the pro-;
Neither Metcalf nor other fac-
ulty members would elaborate up- THE THREE STUDENTS arrest
on what brought on the concern. right) Craig Holton, a student a
The faculty decision to vote no Ann Arbor High School and De
confidence in Browson came after the draft board. All three were
long discussion and much "soul-
searching," according to Prof. Her-
bert Johe. The resolution was first
passed at a four and one-halfs
hour faculty meeting Thursday
Move Reviewed
The move was reviewed and dis-'
cussed yesterday afternoon witht
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Allan Smith and "Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Richard By ROGER RAPOPORT
Cutler. The announcement was and MARTHA WOLFGANG
made before students assembled at A brief skirmish resulting in
an open meeting to questionrg
Browson and Malcolmson. three arrests highlighted an other-
Malcolmson said he did not nise placid Viet Nam peace dem-
know what the effect of the no- onstration at the Ann Arbor draft
confidence vote would be. board yesterday afternoon.
Surprise Expressed Dean Engel, '66, Craig Holton,
Some students expressed sur- a 19-year-old Ferris State College
prise at the no-confidence vote. student, and Earl F. McIntire, an
Both students and faculty mem- 18-year-old student at Ann Arbor
bers emphasized that the vote High School were all charged with
should not be construed as a re- disorderly fighting by Ann Arbor
flection upon Browson's character Municipal Judge Francis L. O'-
or his work in architecture. Brien and released on $25 bond.
Faculty members praised stu-
dents for the orderly fashion in The scuffle occurred about 2:30
which they expressed their griev- pm miwhen Holton,McIntire and
Sances. two companions started a fight
.- ~ Engel and Byron Yates, '66

ed in a brief scuffle outside the Ann Arbor draft board w
t Ferris State College, his companion Earl F. McIntire, a
an Engel, '66. En gel was one of the 100 University studen
charged with dis orderly fighting.
Dd in Skirmisi
Board Protes]

-Ge Hershe
\> la
-11.Reveals New,
Prospective Gras
And Seniors Must
xReach Upper Quarter
Acting Managing Editor
New Selective Service System
deferment standards announced
yesterday have tightened academic
requirements for prospective grad-
uate students and senior under-
Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey. re-
vealed that in order to qualify for
a continued 2-S deferment, seniors
must achieve a scholastic standing
in the upper one-quarter of their
class based on their last year's
work or score more than 80 on the
national deferment qualification
omas R. Copt test.
ere (left'to In addition, they must be ac-
student to cepted for a degree by a grduate
studet at or professional school for classes
ts picketing beginning Ain the fall after their
graduation. The graduate school
must certify that the student is
"satisfactorily pursuing a full-time
cwrse of n, ading t
j his degree.
Other Guidelines
For other students, the following
guidelines were released:
-In order to qualify for a con-
tinued deferment, freshmen must
score in the upper half of their
et, Pam Lu- class or attain a scre of 70 or
d appliance more on the national Selective
ok the' after- Service test.
her personal -Sophomores must reah the
view of the upper two-thirds of their class and
juniors the upper three-quarters.
All still have the option of retain-
e soldiers are ing deferments on the basis of a
ery air they 70 or higher on the national test.
The class standings are deter-.
hn Layton, a mined on the basis of full-time
ichiga Uni-male students only.
he couid not If a student it "pursuing a
ey are coming course of instruction which re-
vice Board to quires the completion of.t re than
ctive Service four years of full-time undergrad-
to do vith uate study degree," he must main-
o ottain a standing in the upper three-
st carries oquarters of his class after the ftir
Fran Lipton, four years or pass the test with A
she thought score of at least 70.
she ik though Rising Volunteer Rate
ike. Echmann Gen. Hershey told The Daily last
to die."week that it may not be necessary
seemed dis- to draft college students for at
nstration tak- least six months because of the
bor. One man rising rate of volunteer enlist-
e Pretzel Bell ments.
stration across The increase in volunteers has
a friend why been reflected in declining draft
not being ar- quotas during the last two months.
end explained Hershey had predicted that
t prevent such draft calls would level off at about
snapped back, 19,000 for at least half a year.
in laws ought Sufficient Manpower
He had suggested that draft
was down on boards would probably find suffi-
ts. Two doors cient manpower in the 1-A pool to
board at the avoid calling college students for
elderly gentle- the time being.
rom the stock But he warned past experience
d, "Personally has demonstrated that when draft
s. We should calls decline, enlistments fall off
Viet Nam. But simultaneously, thus requiring a
r picketing. I subsequent increase in draft calls
tired to fight to maintain a constant incoming
flow of manpower.

who were among 100 University
students and faculty members
picketing the Ann Arbor draft
board. Yates was taken into cus-
tody but police did not press
Engel, who is manager of the
Student Book Service pleaded not
guilty and was set for trial on
May 18. Holton and McIntire en-
tered a plea of mute because thby
did not have counsel. Their trial
date will be set on March 30.
over 50 pickets submitted state-
ments protesting the war to draft
board officials.
At least six counterdemonstra-
tors, bearing signs such as "2,500
Americans have died in Viet Nam,
what have you done?" joined in
the picket 'line to register their
point of view.
The protest began on the Diag
at 9 a.m. when 20 students huddled
for a peace vigil despite 20-degree
temperatures. Prof. Tom Mayer
of the sociology department was
the principle speaker at the noon

One counter pick
caroni, a 19-year-o
'store employe who to
noon off to register
protest took a dim
"I don't see how th
like this when all th
fighting for the v
breathe," she said.
Her boyfriend Job
student at Eastern M
versity added that,l
understand "why th
to the Selective Ser
protest. The Selec
Board has nothing
p.licy decisions; it ju
But demonstrator
'68, explained that
the draft board, "is 1i
-deciding who gets 1
Most townspeople
mayed by the demon
ing place in Ann Ar
standing outside th
lnnk- dAt the deamn


Frigid Weather Mellows. Demonstrators' Spirits


It was cold and snowing on the
Diag and it was lunch time. There
was a rally going on and the peace
signs and buttons were out in
force, but somehow everything
seemed too tired - the picketers,
the speakers, and even the passers-
by. If THE movement hasn't lost
its own self-momentum, it seemed
yesterday to have lost much of its

public charisma, but then again
it was awfully cold outside.
On the steps of the general li-
brary Tom Mayer of the sociology
department was making a good if
perhaps lengthy speech criticizing
the American rationale for fight-
ing the Viet Nam war, but no-
body seemed really to be listening.
He made the same points which
traditionally bring shouts, both
pro and con at these affairs, but

yesterday they seemed to fall an
deaf ears.
When he and the other speakers
finished giving their talks there
was a thumping-like applause, the
sound of leather gloves hitting
each other, but it sounded like it
was coming more out of courtesy
than real conviction.

so far, was strangely missing. The
picketers and the speakers looked
like people with more of a job than
a real mission to perform, and
they efficiently but unemotionally
went through the motions of get-
ting it done. All the ingredients
for a good rally were there except
for the spark.

Evangelical Spirit Missing The crowd, for the most. part,
The evangelical spirit, which has appeared to be bored and generally
characterized the peace movement unconcerned. Most students scur

Tied past the rally, shooting it a rally on the Diag. the street and asked
quick glance but not pausing to Following the Diag rally, 15 the protestors werei
listen. Those who did, stayed for students began a 50-mile walk to rested. When his fri
only a little while, and most of Detroit to participate in today's that the laws did not
those who heard the speeches were picketing . of a, Democratic party demonstrations hes
people already committed to the dinner at Cobo Hall. "Well then, the dan
cause. However, most of the protestors to be changed."
Maybe this is the way with headed toward the draft board But not everyone
causes, maybe it was just because where they were joined by ad- the Viet Nam picke
of tihe weather, but either way the ditional pickets. Most of the pro- down from the draft
fury seemed to be mostly spent. testors turned in statements to E. F. Hutton Co. an e
The faces of protest. and their the draft board charging that the man turned away f
signs had lost their novelty. Urg- Viet Nam war is immoral and. a ticker to tell a frien
ing the government to "bring violation of international law. One I'm with those kid
troops ,home now" has become al- picket, Skip Taube, '69, burned an get the hell out of V
most a hackneyed phrase. expired draft card in the office. then I'm too old fo
Those awaiting the march down- He produced his current draft card guess I'm just toot
town to the draft board were mill- and was not arrested. anymore."
ing about, exchanging remarksa sn rt
and laughs with each other but
plainly anxious to get going. DRAFT CARD BURNINGS:
As the rally was about to break__
up, the girl who had been acting
as a kind of announcer during the D o e .isr p
proceedings made a last-ditch ef- r t s s E ut
fort to get some kind of crowd
participation, urging them to "get
out and do something" if they By The Associated Press Mayor Samuel W. Y
were against the war. She was an Protests against the draft and Victory in Viet Nam
interesting - looking girl, blonde- the United States involvement in the pro group, "I t
streaked hair and a lot of cools, Viet Nam erupted throughout the to do everything we
but in the tone of her voice it ap- country yesterday to start off to control anti-Viet
peared that she sensed the rally what has been billed as a two-day campus haven't got
was aig, t marching peace demonstrations to know the Commi
The eight protestors mrhn There were a total of 20 arrests _ +V-

eorty told the
n Association,
link we ought
can at home
Nam demon-
dents on this
sense enough
es are in the

ss Nation
young persons for loitering and
blocking traffic after they sat
down in the street in front of the
Boston Army Base. One 18-year-
old high school dropout tried to
burn his draft card but ripped it
up when he couldn't get it lighted.
Solne B o s t o n longshoremen,

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