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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


ClosedDoor Visits
To ,Be Reinstated

Police Seize Cinema Guild Film;

By JOYCE WINSLOW "Regarding the second issue on
S o u t h Q u a d'* s controversial whether or not the faculty com-
closed-door visiting hour policy mittee ought to be consulted," Or-
appears headed for a quiet rein- lin said, "we felt it should.
statement later in the week. Not Consulted
Prof. Louis Orlin of the Near "We had not been consulted on
Eastern history and literature de- the visiting, hour policy," Orlin
partment and spokesman for the said. "We learned that the policy
Residence Hall faculty advisory was in effect from an Ann Arbor c o m plicated
comtesaid yesterday that he News article.. 'jI~II ~ U
will present a petition advocating "Feldkamp did send us a memo
reinstatement of the policy to before the article appeared, but
Residence Hall Director John he put the memo inside a book-Issues
Feldkamp by the end of the week. let, Standards for Students.' All
Feldkamp, who makes the final lt SadrsfrSuet. l
decision, told The Daily that he of us had read that booklet al-
has been frthis policy fro th ready, so naturally when I opened t S..Jtalke
the envelope and saw that, I just
beginning." ifiled it. I had no idea there was
Reviewed1 New Poliev






vcvacwcu i cw rVaavy

"South Quad'shvisiting hour
policy was reviewed," Orlin ex-
plained, "because we felt the new
program was a change in policy
'and not just a variant on the old
policy. The issue was a double
one: first, whether the new policy
was an educationalbenefit for
residence h a 11 s, and second,
whether the faculty committee
ought to be consulted."
"Regarding the first issuen" Or-
lin said, "none of us are actually
ini favor of a closed-door policy,,
but we are willing to try it pro-
~%viding the built-in guarantees are
honored. We want to stress the
importance of student responsi-
bility in this decision to reinstate
the new visiting hour policy.
"There have to be penalties for
violators. Only student discipline
will make the program work. We
S hope that students will receive
this liberalization of visiting hour
policy as an educational privilege
rather than as a long over-due


versity of California regents' mee
favor of tuition." He said Tues
legislation to impose tuition fees
the regents do the same for the
Reagan strongly condemned
ministration for holding up fina
students. The move was promp
per cent cutback in finances to
"precipitate and unwarranted."
Assembly Speaker Jesse Unri
meeting with Reagan, said he we
4000 Cal. students opposing tuiti
the regents meeting.
from Michigan State University
hepatitis, reports Dr. James Feu
Center. Feurig said nine cases ha
since the start of the term. He
this by no means represents an e
The State Health Departme
break of the disease throughout
flamation of the liver, often is ac
a feeling of distress and cramps.
last night. John De Lamater, the
announced the results:. Roy Ashn
executive vice-president; Kirk C
ident; Ed Bloomberg, treasure]
secretary; and Claiborne Gilbert
night's elections marked the first
two vice-presidents. The post o
added as an extension of the offi
De Lamater.
meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow in t
istration Building.
central committee recently pass
Johnson Administration to "sup
Nations) Secretary-General U T
Nam and to accept U Thant's
The resolution also urged
immediate initiative" on prisoner
long-range plans for keeping ba
and send no further troops to Tha
U Thant's three-point progrv
bombings of North Viet Nam, mu
of the conflict in the South and
tional Liberation Front as well a:
Viet Nam.
activities of the Professional The
a grant of $25,000 from the Nat
annimearm,+ nov mp frnm reimne

a memo inside." Prosecution Board
The faculty committee has not To See Film Today;
been consulted on major issues for
at least five years due to changes Delay in Ruling Seen
in administration and administra-
tive structure. By HARVEY WASSERMAN
Originally, the committee of Editorial Director
five was appointed by the Regentsl Lieutenant Eugene Staudenmei-
as the only organizational chan- er told students at Ann Arbor City
nel to express faculty opinion on Hall last night that he confiscated
residence hall policies. The com- the film "Flaming Creatures" on
mittee hasbeen in astate of sus- powers granted him "by a state
pension for some time, due to hazyA law against obscenity. CWhen
structure, pressed further on the specific law,
"We met in token ways," Orlin he said "you can check with the
said. "None of us felt we were i h county prosecutor's office in the
participating in vital decisions morning."
We were invited to meetings de- Staudenmeier entered the Cine-
signed to inform us rather than ma Guild auditorium last night
to be asked in advance about a with another man, probably a
policy, county prosecutor named Thomas
Shea. ter viewn bout 2 mm-ign
"We feel we have a vested in- utes. of threigSabutrmio- CLIMBING INTO A SQUAD CAR, Lt. Eugene Staudenmeier fright)
terest in the residence halls and utestad eio fiscated from Cinema Guild last night under his coat. The film so
deredit coiscprate H satiTdss e
feltwe wuldasset te vaue fgiveshoingwAnew uhgwsra.a mmberofnhe CnemsGuideb
the board in our willingness toae did not a have agn warrant, but ui-n
eatd heSasctings iny co in a
with the county prosecutor's office. - -
housing director, we felt we should He would not identify his com- I A L V A E STUDIEN IT PROQBLEM1!S:
reintroduce ourselves." panion.
The law he was probably refer-
ring to can be found in Michigan
Statutes annotated Section 28.5 75D 's .
g d(1)xswhich in part states "Any per- flj
son who knowingly sells, lends, t s - T e w d Lebn pse Wtdn
gives away, shows ... any obscene,h.
lewd, lascivious, filthy or inde-
Uetasadistic or masochistic
l admision roedres fr newofwy a isdtemercnCvl -
W SANWIRE mto picture film . , shall be SIis t ' u
W EEguilty oquestiosthaaroseS ekinitde-u
t bLegal Precedents
the ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~h qcol.H al h cin C u esstontrsme ipre-y
__________________ fTense were two-fold:
Te ure ur lin By RON KLEMPNER a g a i n s t incumbent Republican
Reagan will attend the Uni- United States vs. Ulysses (1930) A. Jerome Dupont, '67L, is ask-
ting today "to express myself in held that a book must be judged ing the Ann Arbor voters for a municipal elections.
day that he would not ask for in its entirety and could not be job on City Council after he grad- The ward encompasses students
at the state colleges unless the ruled as obscene on the basis of uates his spring. Dupont is run- living in the central campus area
tUniversity of California. a few passages which of them- ning for the second ward council and the middle class homes in Ann
the college and university ad- selves might be objectionable. seat on the Democratic ticket Arbor Hills. Dupont views over-
-eadmnsdionprosedur tescrnte Ernest Goodman a Detroit - y
ad amiiong pcedures fncern lawyer with the American Civil
te b Ragn' anoncd 0 Liberties Union said "The Supreme _g
strigensrulsrrquirngevalutio Ure S mA JS.tu.dhesentsmymke
the schools. He calls the action Court has set down some prettyn trn s tmen tg
ub, who will attend the regents of the entireproduction. As long
uld receive a petition signed bya as there is redeeming social value nnsJabb
on at a nes conference before in the work as a whole, one can- TP recoih ,n selhrof e n - S oonobcenteas
nt find itabscne onthe bhal-sis o oneos h lnt ljnosadsnossatg
of a few questionable parts."
2n Goodman also mentioned te Literary college students wererdoflficially on Feb. 6, Shaw said.
ted 35 students have withdrawn possibility that aidefense might be urged yesterday to make appoint- Current seniors (students who
this term because of infectiousI built on 'whether or not a city, ments to see their counselors be- now have 85 or more hours of
rig, director of the MSU Health I official had the right to act on tween Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 to dis- credit) will have the first oppor-
ve been diagnosed at the center this own in interrupting a filmi cuss general academic and voca- tunity to schedule appointments
said although there is concern, :without a warrant or an official, tional plans. with their counselors, beginning
pidemic on the campus. eiwfrhn. Counselors have in o r~ e timef Jan, 19. Other students may make
nt aidit ad o rpors o anPreiou Cofisatiflsavailable during this period to seeI appointments starting Feb. 1.
students before the pre-registda- Shaw pointed out that the pass-
the state. The disease, an in-itin rush begins, said James W. fail option will be available for
companied by an upset stomach, had confiscated films previously in h h J
the same manner without chal-i Shaout, chairman of the unior-a
lenge on this ground,I Senior Counselors. The plan to 1juiran seosstti
xtuenee iad htchre make the time period available with the summer term this year.
.held elections for new officers could be brought on the level eith- wa omltdb h ieayTh pinwsaalbet rd
retrin prsidnt f te cuncl 'r o a isdmeaor r afelnycollege's Student Steering Coin- uating seniors this term who sign-
reairl, presidentGrethecn ci rothiseeaoo flny mittee. ed up for it during the registration
- .(See FILM, Page 2) Advance classification will open' period earlier this month.

-Daily-Ion Horwitz
) of the Ann Arbor police holds a print of "Flaming Creatures" con-
ciety was forced to substitute "Great Dictator" for their 9 p.m.
ard talks (right) to some of the 100 students who sat-in at City

Ring, Student1
ncil Seat Victory
coming the apathy of students to planning and leadership in attack-
participation in city politics as ing the problems of the commun-
the major obstacle to winning his ity. Issues needing consideration
bid. are transportation, the housing
He feels that the ward is one in market, and parks and recrea-
which a student on the Demo- tional facilities.
cratic ticket could potentially out- ! Transportation: Dupont not-
draw a conservative Republican. ed that some recent city measures,
His immediate goal is combat- such as the facelifting given Main
ting what he sees as city's attempt Street, have worsened rather than
to keep students off the registra- alleviated the public transporta-
tion rolls, despite the fact that Lion situation. He favors investi-
many of them have been residents gating the feasibility of increas-
ingmass transit systems in Ann
years. Arbor, specifically in the down-
"To get these people on the vot- town andcentral campus area.
ing polls, I usually have to accom- Housing: Dupont said that
lpany them myself to the city's zoning changes are needed to per,-
time consuming, and even if they mitan increased population den-
all wanted to go through the pro- sity in the central campus area.
cess, it's hard to find the time to Some efforts must be made to
take them all down there." increase the availability of rentals
Registration will be suspended near the campus," he said.
next week for the primary and i Recreation: In order to in-
will open again in four weeks. Du- crease recreational facilities, Du-
pont is unopposed for the candi- pont proposed that consideration
dacy in the second ward. He said be given to construction of a sum-
that when the polls re-open the mer area camp on the model of
Democratic party will have a ma- Camp Dearborn. "The closest rec-
jor campaign underway to register reational area tohthehcity is 20
students in the ward. miles away, and the children who
Dupont cited the need for coun- need it most are the ones who can
cil to apply more imagination, least afford to travel that far."

Show Halted;
Charge Film
Is "Obscene
IncensedI Audience
Blocks Officer's Exit
But Violenice Avoidled
Managing Editor
The Ann Arbor police halted the
showing of "Flaming Creatures"
at Cinema Guild last night and
seized the film on grounds that it
was "obscene."
About 100 students subsequently
marched to the city hall in ten-
degree weather and staged a sit-
in at the police station lobby to
The case is scheduled to go be-
fore the county prosecutor today,
and he may bring formal charges
against Cinema Guild.
Capacity Crowds
Lieut. Eugene Staudenmeier,
chief of the Anil Arbor Police
DetectivessBureau .eviewed the
movie during the 7 o'clock per-
formance as part of a capacity
crowd of 300 in the Architecture
Auditorium. He left the ador-
a tium about 8 P.m after the vivid
depiction of a rape scene, entered
the second floor projection booth
and seized the film.
Staudenmeier said he took the
film, which had been playing
about 20 minutes because a "mis-
demeanor had beey committed be-
fore a police officer."
The police officer was reported-
ly acting on a formal complaint
filed earier this week by adAr-
chitecture School professor who
contended the film was obscene.
The profensor had never seen the
The incensed audience blocked
Staudenneier's exit from the pro-
jection booth for a short time.
r Don't Be Afraid'
When the way cleared Stauden-
meier hesitated before setting
out into the hostile crowd. "in
not leaving until you get all those
people out of the way." he told
CinemanGuild officials.
"Oh, comeon," Assistant to the
Vice-President for University Re-
lations Jack Hamilton told Stau-
denme-er. "You know-sticks and
Staudenmeier rushed down the
staircase to a chorus of boos and
insults from the crowd.
There was no violence, although~
a compact police squad car was
kicked by several persons in the
crowd as it drove away.
March on City Hall
Then crowd which gathered in
the police station lobby of City
H{all demanded an explanation for
the ;confiscation of the film.
"I declared it was obscene be-
causedof my previous experience,"
said Staudenmeier.
About 10 students sat-in for
I about four hours at the police de-
partent lobby. The students had
all gone home by early this morn-
'Your Responsibility'
University Vice-President for
Student Affairs Richard L. Cut-
ler had told Cinema Guild leaders
Tuesday afternoon, "You know
you're responsible for anything
that happens tomorrow and the
University Isn't."

The Cinema Guild ordered
"Flaming Creatures" from New
York City, according to chairman
Ellen Frank, '68. The film has
been banned in New York City
and in Amsterdam.
The film was delivered from
New York by freight to avoid pos-
sible difficulty with federal postal
regulations, Miss Frank said.
When the film arrived, it was
screened by the Cinema Guild ad-
visory board, which decided the
film had "redeeming social value"
and considerable artistic merit,
she said.
'Not Dehumanization'
"I've seen it and it's good," said
Miss Frank. "My definition of
pornography is not dehumaniza-
+4n~ + - + n. - ,.,.a i + hisfilm



3rant, administrative vice-pres-
r; Mary Mansnerus, recording
t, corresponding secretary. Last
t time that the GSC has elected
3f executive vice-president was
ce of the president, according to
'ill hold their monthly public
he Regents Rm. of the Admin-
C CLUBS of Michigan's state
ed a resolution calling on the
port all initiatives by (United'
hant to cease hostilities in Viet
three-point program" for peace
that the United States "take
exchanges. state that it has no
ses or troops in Southeast Asia
am includes a halt in American
tual and reciprocal de-escalation
d peace talks involving the Na-
s the U.S. and North and South
T, one of the most successful
atre Program, has just received
lonal Council on the Arts. The
'il chairman Roier Stevens in


Stokely, Ai

ky Push Black Power
By THOMAS R. COPI run on the basis of power and self- son for organizing is to attain
Special To The Daily interest." power," Alinsky said. "And when
A central issue in the quest for we organize a Negro ghetto, we
DETROIT-"The questien is not black power, Carmichael said, is don't come out with pastel pow-
whether we should be violent, but that of "definition." "To be de- er," he said.
whether we have enough might to fined is to be contained. As long "We must forget about human-
take what we want," Stokely Car- as we can be defined by white itarianism and other such noble
michael said here yesterday. th America we shall be contained by motivations," Alinsky said. "If we
stage here at the Central Meth- it," he said. are concerned about living in a
ostg hrch wthe rcal orgaer '"White America is forcing its free society, we must enfranchise
Sduult Church with racial org szedefinition 'black is bad' onto the the Negro," he added, "because
Saul Alinsky, said that he does black people," Carmichael contin- the disenfranchisement of any
not condemn violence as a tactic. ued. He said that the black peo- group will cause a power vacuum
"Everything this country has was ple are not rebelling against the which will result in the downfall
ab tained through ece f definitions that have been im- of our system."
ereomw wiliiaetoepressed upon them. Alinsky went on to attack. the
er reforms, we will imitate those pesduo hm "welfare colonialism" which he
of our oppressors," Carmichael Alinsky, somewhat of a folk- said is practiced in the U.S. "The
said. hero among community organizers, said; is actic ed teUS"Te
The chairman of the militant said that black power is simply ghettoes are regarded as colonies
Student Nonviolent Coordinating black people organizing to have andtimals," he said. The people in
Committee went on to say that the power to act as full-fledged animrals hestad.n, peopl i
black power, which he seeks, may American citizens. It is black peo- power, Alinsky mainteeptheoa in the ghet
be defined as: 'ple organizing politically to devel- troep the eole n the ghets-
toes Th coonil mntaitywantsI
- "Developing a milieu where op their own power base, outside I to prevent riots and other trouble
both political parties. he said. . - , - ,+ ...a o .

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