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Chance of showers,
turning to snow

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
Second Ward Candidates Differ on Basic


Daily News Analysis
Voters in An Arbor's second
ward will chose between two cor-
porate executives with vastly dif-
fering political policies to fill the
City Council seat vacated by vet-
eran Re p u b li c anconservative
councilman and occasional Mayor
Pro Tern 0. William Habel in the
city election April 9.
The two candidates, Democrat
Dean Douthat and Republican
James Riecker have formulated
campaigns appealing to a diversity
of ward interests. Yet, their cam-
paigns are centered on issues
geared to individual sectors of the
community: Riecker's to business-
men and homeowners, and Dout-
hat's to students and lower-income
The second ward is comprised
of a majority of undergraduate
students, the residents of the high-

cost Ann Arbor Hills subdivision,
University faculty members, and
low-income families living in
apartments above stores and old
and often substandard housing.
Riecker, a one-time University
undergraduate and currently a
vice-president of the Ann Arbor
Bank, stresses improving munici-
pal transportation facilities, avoid-
ing a city income tax, and other
issues important to local business-
men and their families.
Douthat, once a doctoral candi-
date at the University and cur-
rently a computer systems engi-
neer, raises issues concerning co-
operation of University adminis-
trators and councilmen, the use of
federal funds for building low-cost
housing and other problems keyed
to students, minority groups, and
new residents.ti
Both candidates, however, state
they do not look for support from
any single element of the popula-

tion. On the housing issue, Riecker
On general city issues, the can- says he feels that high-rise con-t
didates disagree on several points. struction was the only answer to
Douthat offers detailed suggestions student needs during a period of
to remedy Ann Arbor problems, expansion. He recommends that
while Riecker generally encourages changes be made in zoning laws,
Council study leading to unified and that the building code main-
action. tain standards of quality in new
Riecker does not believe stu- developments.
dents necessarily need to gain vot- Douthat says that several groups
ing power to be represented on of needy residents including grad-
Council. He feels conscientious uate students, foreign students,
councilmen will consider their in- and minority representatives have
terests, especially when compre- been unable to secure adequate
hensive and detailed appeals are housing, and that "this problem
submitted by unified student gov- should receive the attention of the
ernment agencies. Human Relations Commission."
Douthat, however, encourages However, he also suggests that
student voter registration. He feels due to increased enrollments, the,
graduate students have not been University forced a boom in hous-
sufficiently represented w h e n ing demand on the city, and that
issues such as housing were con- it therefore had a responsibility
sidered in previous Council ses- for supplying some apartment
sions, and says "this could best housing. He suggests the Univer-
be corrected by student participa- sity and' city work together in
tion in Council elections." specific building projects to sub-I

sidize low-rent housing.

residence and need requirements.

Douthat proposes that under a Douthat expresses a similar opin-
federal program currently in op- ion, saying that this city action
eration, building inspection could should .be an example for similar
be implemented by increasing projects by the University and pri-
funds. He also recommends a plan vate agencies.
by which real estate operators Both Riecker and Douthat say
would be subject to punishments measures should be taken to, im-
by decreased rent rates they could prove transportation. Douthat ar-
charge on occupants if structures gues that-increased road construc-
were found to be substandard. tion would create congestion in
He said that in current practice, the campus and downtown sectors.
housing inspectors are hesitant to He suggests that the current bus
condemn a building due to the system be implemented with a sys-'
hardship imposed on occupants, tem of subscribed bus service
but if low-rent housing was in- modeled after the existing school
creased, substandard h o u s i n g bus system.
could be eliminated. . Douthat also says he has dis-
Both Riecker and Douthat favor cussed with Vice-President for
the city securing federal funds for Student Affairs Richard Cutler a
studying low-cost housing con- plan through which E-sticker rev-
struction plans, and then continu- enues could be joined with city
ing to construct such housing with funds to build a parking structure
federal funds. Riecker says that expressly designated for student
students should be considered for automobiles.
such housing if they meet general Riecker suggests that during ex-

NE W(etigaRE ail

pledge and go active would be raised from 2.0 to 2.2 if a motion
passed last night by the Interfraternity Council Executive Com-
mittee receives final approval by the Interfraternity Presidents
Assembly on April 7.
John Manning, faculty advisor to IFC, noted that "the fra-
ternity system as a whole has had a substantially inferior aca-
demic record in comparison with other groups on campus." The
point is, he continued, "these young men, recognizing that fra-
ternities over the years have lost sight of the Greek ideal of
scholarship, are now turning responsibly and seriously to applying
a forceful remedy."
There had been speculation that if the present fraternity
academic trend continued, the Office of Student Affairs might
take some action, such as eliminating fall rush for fraternity men.
A motion.was also passed at the meeting recommending that
the amount of time a fraternity can carry a super pledge be
held to one semester.
The committee dismissed a previous conviction of Phi Sigma
Delta for alleged pledging violations.
appointment to the University's Board of Regents to replace
Eugene Power, according to a report yesterday by United Press
Lindemeer, a former Republican state chairman, managed
the 1964 presidential campaign of New York Gov. Nelson Rocke-
feller in Michigan. He is a graduate of the University, a former
state representative and a one-time assistant Ingham County
Charles Orlebeke, education assistant to Gov. George Romney,
indicated yesterday that no choice had yet been made, but an
announcement would be coming shortly.
evening at 8:00 in. Aud. A of Angell Hall. Sponsored by the Stu-
dent Housing Association, the program will include the inter-
viewing of candidates for city council by members of the SHA
Executive Board and several other students. The interviewing will
be preceded by the presentation of an integrated city-University
housing proposal, SHA Chairman Bob Bodkin, '67E, said last night.
"swamp gas and stars" does not seem to have brought an end
to the flow of flying saucer reports from Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor police and the Washtenaw County sheriff received
over 50 new reports of flying saucers yesterday. One report in-
volved a half-dozen sheriff's officers and Ann Arbor policeI
watching an object from the front of the County Jail on W. Ann St.

Washington .i
Not To Send
China Expert
Lattimore, Greene,
Eckstein Featured at
Teach-In on China
Organizers of next Sunday's'
China Teach-in said yesterday
that the State Department will not
be sending representatives to the
teach-in. However, a number of
noted China experts, such as Owen
Lattimore, Felix Greene, author
and producer of the film "China,"
and Prof. Alexander Eckstein of
the economics department will
participate in the event.
Prof. Eric Wolf, an organizer of
the teach-in, said that the State
Department was "simply too busy
. all over-loaded" and that they
had "given up worrying about
what people think."
Rev. J. Edgar Edwards, another
teach-in organizer, who talked to
a number of people in the State
Department trying to get a rep-
resentative here, said that John
Piercey, chief of conferences and,
speaking in the Office of Public
Services told him, "We don't like
our men pitted against the
Pro-U.S. Position
Wolf said that he has invited
Prof. Frank Trager of the politicalj
science department at New York
University to represent the gov-
ernment position on the China
question. No confirmation has yet
been received, Wolf noted.
Rev. Edwards said he"... deep-
ly regretted that our own govern-
ment either does not see fit to
have its policies represented at an
important institution like the Uni-
versity, or cannot find a person
to represent them for five hours.
This is unfortunate especially
since this is educational in aim.
This conference arises out of a
desire for more information."
The teach-in will extend from
2 p.m. to 2 a.m., beginning with
speeches and discussions, to be
followed by seminars. Sunday
night will feature two speeches,
one for and one against American
policy, which will be followed by
further discussions and meetings.,

t I .
launcher. After the rocket is ins
allows the missile to be aimed.I
automatically perform one or m
The launcher and other equipm(
Plan tMI
IIlich iga
Seagulls on Michigan's Kewee-
naw peninsula may be dodging
some funny looking objects if the
present plans of Prof. Harold
Allen of the engineering school
become a reality.
Allen has planned a full-scale'
launching site for weather data
gathering missiles on University-
owned land in the Upper Penin-
Presently, the true nature of the
upper atmosphere is largely un-
known. The effects that this area!

pansion of Ann Arbor highways, says that elected officials must
"the city should act to preserve continue examining appropriation
and beautify roadsides with sign requests.
ordinances and tree plantings." Both say they attended sessions
of the Goals Conference of the
Council reform also appears as City Association for Area Plan-
an issue in the campaign. Riecker ning held early this year. Douthat
proposes that the dollar limit of feels that the conference accom-
contracts which may be negotiated plished much in showing citizens
by the city administrator be raised that the city and University lacked
to permit Council to handle other comprehensive planning. As a
business. He also feels the city's member of CAAP, he says annual
several a d v i s o r y commissions goals conferences should be held
should be strengthened with in- to continue planning.
creased personnel. Riecker says he feels that if
Douthat, however, thinks that nothing else, initial communica-
councilmen should receive stipends tions were begun, especially "be-
in order to encourage candidacy tween representatives of the city
of representatives of the Ann Ar- and outlying townships."
bor poor, people who could only The two second ward candidates
afford to work if compensated. He have expressed their views in pub-
also suggests granting Council a lic m e e t i n g s and statements
full-time research and secretarial throughout the campaign. Both
staff and establishing a Council assert that their campaigns are
Ways and Means Committee to geared to the diversity of interests
examine budget figures. Douthat in their ward.
New Motion
4< ~On Draft To
Be Proposed
Faculty Resolution
Would Urge 'U' Not
To Release Grades
A motion to be voted on at the
- next faculty meeting could make
the University less a tool of the
draft board and put less emphasis
on grades in determining draft
The motion, presented at the
last faculty meeting by Prof. Her-
bert Kelman of the psychology
department, will be voted on at the
next meeting, April 4. It proposes
that the faculty ask the University
administration to report students'
rank and grades to their draft
boards not as a matter of course
but only if the student specifically
requests this be done.
The present University policy is
to give the draft board informa-
tion on the students' rank and
* grades unless students specifically
small; solid-fuel missile into a request that the information not
s fired out through a tube which be released. Kelman feels that this
upper atmosphere. There it will puts somewhat of a stigma on the
ey are recorded for later study. umic repot tshhhave his aca
the University an accessory to the
present draft policy based on class
Srank or standardized test scores.
Better Chance
At the last meeting another mo-
tion on withholding draft infor-
* mation was presented but it did
nnlnot pass. However, Kelman feels
that his motion has a better
chance since it is more specific.
For example, he noted that The first motion said that the
sodium from the salt vapor con- University 'sh o u l d not report
taminates the air, and changes the students' grades for non-academic
true composition of the atmos- reasons unless the student requests
phere. Measurements. from the it. Kelman's motion, however, says
middle of the continent would that grade reports should only be
give you a more honest result. withheld fron students' draft
Also, Allen said, the weather ob- boards.
viously can be quite different over Kelman's proposal is to some ex-
Illinois and Michigan than it is tent an outgrowth of the resolu-
over Florida. tion passed at last month's fac-
Accurate Measurements ulty meeting advocating random
The Keweenaw peninsula site is selection of draftees from college
located within a reasonable dis- classes without regard to grades
tance of the geographical center or test scores. Kelman sees his
of the continent, and is thus fav- motion as another way of express-
orable to unadulterated measure- ing dissatisfaction with the pres-
ments.o ent draft policy based on a scho
The previous rocket launchings lastic achievement while allowing
at the site were made from tem- students to have the final decision
porary setups. In the summer of on how much their grades, will
1964, five solid-fuel rockets and count.
payloads made available by the Kelman agrees that there are
United States Weather Bureau many things wrong with taking
were launched from tubes driven only the bottom half of the class,
'into the shore. but his motion would allow stu-
S horoedents to be considered by the draft

Last December, the site was boards on the basis of their grades
utilized to test the feasibility of a if they wanted to release their
year around remote rocket system. academic record.
Four small rockets were fired for Statement Circulated
the Space Defense Corp., as part A statement is presently being
of a "weather buoy rocket" sys- circulated giving arguments for
tem (Webrock). Kelman's motion. Kelman feels
Allen said that more Webrock that the motion could be valuable
firings will be made this summer in reaffirming the confidential
at the site. The tests are part of nature of a student's grade report
the development of a system of and could serve as an expression
buoyed rockets. These rockets of faculty conviction that grades
could be moored in a certain area, ought not to be used as the prin-
and then fired at a future time cipal means of deciding a student's
when desired. draft status.
Prospects for the construction Kelman agrees with the psy-
of the site are not too good, Allen chology and sociology professors
said, even though it could easily who advocated the random selec-
be put in a functioning mode if tion of draftees because ;the pres-
the money was made available ent draft policy favors the upper
now. The original project received classes. Members of the lower

EENAW PENINSULA LAUNCHING SITE are shown above loading a
serted, the launcher is turned into a vertical position, and the missile is
The rocket shown is capable of carrying its payload into the rarifiedt
ore experiments. The results are transmitted to the ground, where the
ent shown was dismantled after the series of shots.



n 's Keweenaw P

may have on the weather of the
interior of the continent, and on
Michigan, can only be surmised
since little knowledge has been
accumulated about its nature.
Allen's proposed range would help
gather this information.
This range would handle med-
ium range rockets capable of
reaching that portion of the at-
mosphere "higher than weather
balloons can go, but lower than
the feasible orbit of a satellite."
The two present weather detec-
tion devices leave this area largely

Hatcher Lectures on 'American Paradox'

Permanent Gear
A site such as Allen visualizes
would cost under $1 million ,and
would.entail a variety of perma-
nent electronic gear. First, tele-
metry gear would receive the sig-
nals from the rocket, while radar
equipment was tracking it. Some
weather gear would be needed to
determine the wind and other var-
iables that could affect the flight
path of the rocket.
While past firings with portable
gear have only used small, solid
fuel rockets, Allen feels that the
site could handle a missile as large
as the Redstone, the missile that
first sent an American astronaut
on a sub-orbital journey from
Cape Kennedy.
The Keweenaw peninsula is in
a unique geographical position. It
juts up into Lake Superior, and
the proposed rocket range, located
near the tip of the peninsula, is
almost in the center of the lake.
As a result, the rockets can be
fired in any general direction, as
long as they fall in a 60-80 mile
wide circle. All firings so far have
been fired in a southeast direction,
primarily to avoid the possibility
that an errent missile might land.
in the Canadian section of the
Unguided Missiles
All of the missiles used at the
site so far have been small, solid
fuel rockets, which are basically
ungided missiles. Weather factors,
such as wind, affect a rocket the
same as they would an arrow, and
could blow a projectile out of the
designated landing area unless
prior precautions had been taken.
Thus, there is a pressing need for
weather gear at the site. Once

Special To The Daily
COLUMBIA, Mo, - "We are
shocked to find about us an
America we never intended to
And abroad: "This background
points up even more sharply the
perspective in which young people
see man at war in unmitigated
horror and a stupid folly which he
must outgrow."
This is the harsh paradox of the
American dream and was the
theme of University President
Harlan Hatcher's second lecture at
the University of Missouri yester-
day entitled "Paradox and Sur-
prise in the American Dream:
What Went Wrong?"
r Cnniinnr +he serie last niL-ht

Again he alluded to the war in control of our impulsive hearts in
Southeast Asia without mention- this endeavor," he said.
ing it directly. "If the values which we so
"It is not lost on this young col- willingly embrace are so self-
lege generation that it now costs evident and of such critical im-
far more in all elements of en- portance to the world, it remains
ergy, substance, and creativity to a mystery why the rest of the
kill one poor enemy-labeled man world, which is not unintelligent,
in a steamy jungle than to bring does not and has not joined more
health and happiness to his entire enthusiastically and forcefully in
village." the common endeavor. If our free-
Furthermore, President Hatcher doms are in danger, those of other
said "there is no difficulty in the nations are in even greater peril.
scale of ethical values as to which They do not seem to read the situ-
we would prefer. And if we pre- ation in this same light."
fer, why don't we proceed?"
Citng hepos wa eonoic At home, President Hatcher
Citing the post-war economic said, "the power potential of
miracle of Japan, which occurred yiuth poer poential o
concurrently with its post-war de- youth," awakened when they go
materialization, President Hatcher among the pockets of the poor, is
saw no reason why we could noti based on and motivated by the
sro e sy stirring of deep ethical principles
proceed. aviA is A 'ni4+n n,,rnn q 11

new ones better shaped "to inter-
face with new knowledge and ex-
perience," was a recurring one in
President Hatcher's two conclud-
ing lectures.

our bombs while we struggle with
the exasperations and occasional
tragedies of Berlin, the Near East,
Korea, and now Viet Nam."


tti ,icv~i ca. #
Activism on Campus As a result of these paradoxes,
In the last lecture he slowly he said, "There is a diffused mal-
brought a non-activist University aise among us-the by-product of
of Missouri auidence face-to-to- these unexpected issues."
face with many of the questions He blamed neither past nor pres-
raised so vigorously by the con- ent generations, "Each has made
temporary student movement. a constant effort to give his chil-
dren a better chance for a better

"We are just beginning to real- life than it enjoyed." He chided
ize that man is not a two-dimen- modern youth for their impatience
sional creature bound wholely and and lack of understanding for the
measureably to earth and time, trials of their parents - but he
that he can not sum up his des- hardly blamed them for seeking
tiny in material things. The some- outlets in revolt from the pre-ar-
thing more also sifts through and ranged lives handed them at the
escapes to disrupt our class among universities.
our perfected machines." In the process of reshaping the
He cited the modern American world, getting "knowledge, wisdom

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