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THE DISMISSAL OF
CLARK KERR
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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
VOL. LXXVII, No. 95 ANN AARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1967 SEVEN CENTS

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Reactions
Are Shock
And Dismay
Davis Students Hold
'Love In' to Show j
Feelings for President
By RON KLEMPNER
Reaction at the University in
California to the dismissal of the
University of California's Presi-
dent Clark Kerr was one of shock
and surprise.
Professor Philip Selznick, chair-
man of the sociology department
at Berkeley, summed up the sen-
timents of many when he said,
"Everyone is shocked and sad to
see Kerr leave, We opposed him
at times, but no one can deny all
that he accomplished.
"It appears to be a ruthless act
on the part of the Board of Re-
gents. Not so much in the fact
itself' that Kerr left. It was felt
by many that eventually he would
resign as a result of undue press-
ures, but the abrupt manner in
wihich he was dismissed, and the
Regents' appearent response to
outside pressure is extremely
shocking. It just doesn't sound
like the procedure that any digni-
fiel board would follow"
Immediate Effect
Kerr's dismissal took effect im-
mediately, and many influential
administrators at Berkeley ad-
mited that they had no idea who
their next president would be.
Richard L. Cultre, vice-president
for student affairs, said, "I hope
and pray that it doesn't happen
here, too.' Cutler who was a fac-
ulty member at Berkeley ten
years ago said that he assumed
that Berkeley's chancellor, Roger
Heyns, is being considered as a
candidate to replace President
Hatcher, but that the actions of
the California regents was an un-
precedented action, and he had no
idea of how this would affect
Heyns.
Common Skeptism
A political science professor re-
flected a common note of skep-
ticism among California faculty
members, when he said, "Obvious-
ly'the regents have caved in under
the pressure of Reagan. There is
displeasure on all campuses, and
the future doesn't look good." '
In referring to talk of an exo-
duc of faculty and teaching fel-
lows from California, he said,
"There is a great deal of appre-
hension, and these events do not
reassure nervous members of the
faculty."
Meanwhile, students at the
Davis campus were holding a
"love rally" at nine o'clock to
show their appreciation of all that
Kerr has done. One student sum-
med up the sentiments of the day
when he said, "that bastard sold
us out, but I kind of liked him."
A student spokesman at Davis
said that six faculty members
have already left their campus,
and added that there is a good
possibility that several if not all
the chancellor's will resign.
Savio Speaks
Another frmer student, Mario
Savio, had harsher words for Kerr
when he said, "Good riddance to
bad rubbish. The multiversity is
dead, long live the university."

AioCaieDismissed
Araig FourT Cinema GildaderTs After 14.8

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NEWS WIRE-Examinatioi
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THE FORD FOUNDATION has donated $230,000 to support
intensified studies of Chinese and Japanese languages at the
University and 10 other schools. The three year grant will help
continue cooperative programs in Far Eastern languages.
NEARLY HALF OP THE 3.8 MILLION students who entered
the ninth grade this fall probably will go to college, but only one
in five is likely to stay around long enough to win a degree, says
a U.S. Office of Education study.
The department says about 2.9 million of the 9th graders or
77 per cent may graduate from high school. About 1.7 million or
44 per cent will probably enter college. About 780,00 or '21 per
cent, may win a four year bachelor's degree.
Still the figures indicate a slight decrease in the dropout
rate. In 1956 only 460,000 or 17 per cent of the 2.7 million high
school freshmen went on to bachelor's degrees in college.
* * *
ABOUT 750 MEN registered for fraternity rush this semester,
down about 19 per cent from the same period last year. But IFC
ruch chairman Harold Kaplan, 68 said the figure is still "the
third largest winter rush in history." He added that "a larger
percentage of those registering actually rushed then last year."
The decline in rush came in the face of an Office of Student
Affairs report that fraternity membership jumped 17 per cent to
2,721 during the fall term.
WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE Leslie Fiedler will speak Sunday
night at Cinema Guild on the film censorship issue, not tonight
as had been scheduled. The discussion will follow the 9 pm.
showing of "Monsieur Verdoux."
U.S. SUPREME COURT JUDGE Tom C, Clark has selected
Larry Nichols, Grad, as one of his two law clerks for the October
1967 term.
FALSE DRAFT CARDS are being investigated by the Federal
Bureau of Irvestigation at the University of Maryland. An article
in the Diamondback, the school paper, said that at least 50 copies
of false draft cards had been made by a student and sold to
friends at $5 each. Falsifying a draft card is a Federal offense
and can bring a $10,000 fine and up to five years in prison upon
conviction,
FREE TUITION FOR STATE UNIVERSITIES has been
proposed as a solution to rising tuition costs by an Indiana
educator. M, M. Chambers, professor of higher education at In-
diana University made his appeal following reports of rising
tuition and other costs at most state universities and colleges.
A cost survey was made at the opening session of a joint meeting
of the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and the As-
sociation of State Colleges and Universities in Washington.
The survey showed increases of as much as ten per cent in stu-
dent costs, 'the largest increases being in out-of-state tuition
charges. Chambers said that most state schools were originally
intended to provide tuition free education.
THIE U.S. NAVY SURFACE and Aviation Officers will visit
the University of Michigan Campus on 23 through 25 January
1967. The teams will be in the Student Activities Building from
9:00 AM.-4:00 P.M., and will give out information about Com-
missioned Officer Programs for college students and graduates.
Officer Qualification Tests will be administered during this
period. Examinations for the Women Officer Programs last one
hour; for the male Surface and Aviation Programs, one and a
half hours and three hours respectively, Tests will entail no
obligation,

Discuss Film Seizure
At Public Meeting
By ROGER RAPOPORT
Four Cinema Guild leaders were
arraigned in Ann Arbor Municipal ;
Court yesterday on charges of
committing a misdemeanor by
showing an "obscene, lewd, filthy,
and indecent motion picture." The
film, "Flaming Creatures" was
seized by police during a showing
on campus Wednesday night.
Preliminary examination for the
four defendants, the film society's
advisor Hubert Cohen, a professor
'of engineering English, and three
student leaders of the group, .
Mary Barkey, '68, Elliott Barden,
'68, and Ellen Frank, '68, was set! ARRAIGNED
for Jan. 30 in Municipal Court. Guild leaders
They were all released on per- f engineerin
sonal recognizance which elmi- o
noted the need to post cash bond.
After the preliminary hearing
the case is expected to go to l
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
for trial. Maximum sentence for
violating the state obscenity law (lE
is a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. er
The University Regents did not
discuss the Cinema Guild issue at
their regular public meeting yes- By PAT O
terday. S t u d e n t Government A broad segme
Council had asked the school to' community and
provide legal aid for Cinema Guild voiced dismay y
in a resolution passed Thursday; seizure of the
night. Creatures" by th

Board Vote
ReagandReortedly
Favored Firing
But Denies Voting
By STEVE WILDSTROM
Clark Kerr was fired as Presi-
dent of the University of Califor-
nia by the school's Regents in a
surprise move yesterday.
The Regents voted 14-8 to dis-
miss Kerr immediately from his
$45,000 post as head of the 87,000
student, nine-campus school y
Kerr's tenures~ was not publicly
scheduled as an issue at the meet-
ing called to discuss the school's
financial difficulties. However, ac-
cording to Governor Ronald Rea-
gan the firing came after presi-
dent Ken:z allegedly pressed the
board for alvote of confidence
during the Regents meeting.
Reagan Surprised
Reagan, who sits on the board
of regents as ar ex-officion mem-
ber, reportedly left the meeting
aboutan hour before the vote to
dismiss Kerr. On arrival at the
Los Angeles airport, he expressed
surprise at the firing but said "I
think the Regents acted in a re-
sponsible manner. However, in a

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
IN MUNICIPAL COURT on obscenity charges yesterday afternoon were Cinema
Mary Barkey, '68, Elliot Barden, '68, the group's advisor Hubert Cohen; an instructor
g English, and Ellen Frank, '68,
mmuny11 Vo1es Dismay
Campus Ar Film SeZure

'DONOHLUE
ent the University
faculty members
esterday over the
film "Flaming
ie Ann Arbor po-

In addition petitions with 1,100 lice at Cinema Guild Wednesday
signatures asking Regental sup- night, However, some faculty
port for the film group were members of the University com-
brought to the board. munity supported the police ac-

But the Regents declined to
recognize student representatives
who had submitted a written re-
quest to read the petition aloud.
The Regents reportedly discuss-
ed the matter during their private
morning meeting. However, they
voiced little interest in providing
legal support for the students.
Meanwhile Cinema Guild filed
suit against Ann Arbor Police
Chief Walter E. Krasny, police
Lieut. Eugene Staudenmeier and
Assistant Washtenaw County Pro-
secutor Thomas Shea in Detroit;
Federal District Court.
The case was set for Jan. 30
before Judge Thaddeus Mach-'
rowicz.
The suit asked for a preliminary;
and permanent injunction re-"
straining the local police from
subsequent prosecution, arrests,;
and seizures for showing art films,
a declaratory judgment prohibit-,
ing "prior censorship of films" by
the police, immediate return of
the seized copy of "Flaming Crea-
!tures," and $15,000 damages.
In other developments the Ann.
Arbor chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union blasted the
film seizure. In a statement the
group said: "It is impossible to
make judgments regarding the
See FOUR, Page 8

tion as proper.
Prof. Robert Weeks of the en-
gineering English department and
a member of the city council,
agreed, stating that "I don't like
having the police wading into the
University, I'm uncomfortable
about that."
Visiting Prof. Henry Aiken of
the philosophy department also
expressed disapproval with the po-
lice entrance onto the "academic
scene." It's disturbing when city
cops enter the University-dis-
turbing on the grounds of aca-
demis freedom," he explained.
'I think the police were definite-
ly out of order," commented Es-
ther Goodstein. Her reaction was
shared by Leslie Fiedler, writer-
in-residence, "The most appalling
thing is the fact that a faculty
member lodged the complaint. The
police action was totally and ab-
solutely wrong, gross and unfor-
givable," he commented.
Prof. Stephen Tonsor, in the
history department, disagreed.
"It's up to the law to protect the

community from an irrational look at it in its entirety and in
minority, The law defines what is I context."
obscene and a policeman was on Aiken said "It wouldn;'t make
the scene and decided it was por- any difference to me whether he
nographic. Now it's up to the had seen the whole thing. I would
courts," he commented. still strongly disapprove of what
Most students and faculty mem- the police had done on the
bers objected to the police seizing grounds that there is a question of
the film after only seven minutes civil liberty and because porno-
of it had been shown. Weeks graphy should not be a matter of
claimed that 'a work of art should police action. The individual must
not be judged piecemeal but as a learn to discriminate on his own.'{
whole. To establish whether it is
pornographic or not, one must See 'U.' Page 8
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Halt Inution Physica
Due T o Shortage of Funds

CLARK KERR

By CLARENCE FANTO
Mlanaging Editor
All pre-induction physical ex-!
aminations by Michigan draftj
boards have ' been cancelled at
least until April because of lack
of funds, State Selective Service
Director Col. Arthur Holmes said
yesterday.
Holmes said another reason for
the cancellation of the physicals'
was a lowering of the monthly
draft calls.
If draft calls rise again because
of a decrease in voluntary enlist-
ments, sufficient money will be

Shaw To Replace Robertson
As New LSA Assistant Dean

forthcoming to appropriate funds
to resume the physical exam,
Holmes asserted.
Holmes noted that the likeli-
hood that college students might
be drafted remains unchanged in
spite of the lower induction rates.
However, there will be longer de-
lays in calling some men if the
draft remains low.
The draft director clarified the
guidelines by which students may
retain their deferments if they
plan to enter graduate school.
Top One-Quarter
Some local boards in other
states have been required that stu-
dents attain a ranking in the top
one-quarter of their senior classes
as well as posting a grade of 80
or l':igher on the Selective Serv-
ice deferment examination,
Holmes reaffirmed that this
holds true for Michigan students
provided they are completing their
education in the normal period of
time as determined by their
school.
Thus, prospective graduate stu-
dents must enter a graduate
school this fall if they receive.
their bachelor's degrees this
spring.
Individual Problems
Holmes also pointed out that
local boards often take into ac-
count individual problems. In one
case, for example, a student who
ranked in the top quarter of his
class based on senior grades but
ranked lower based on the four-
year cumulative average compiled
by the University was granted a
deferment after Holmes verified
the student's average by calling
the registrar here.
In other states, draft boards
have also been cancelling pre-
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press conference yesterday even-
ing, Kerr said, "I was not at the
meeting but 'the vote was 14 to 8
and the Governor was one of the
Two Regents Jesse Unruh,
speaker of the California State
Assembly, and the board's chair-
man Theodore Meyer said Gov-
ernor Reagan voted to fire Kerr,
Both men were present at the
meeting..
Another Regent, Mrs. Randolph
Hearst, wife of the.newspaper
magnate said Kerr was dismissed
"because of a lack of administra-
tive ability."
Blames Politics
Kerr blamed politics for his diis-
,missal. He indicated .that Reagan
had never asked for his resigna-
tion and had only leaned yester-
day that his status would be dis-
cussed.
Kerr said in a press conference
last night that the Regents are
obliged to "not respond too quick-
ly to the swirls of political winds
in the state; because there is a
new governor, this does not mean
there has to be a new president
of the university. This has never
happened in any good university
in the United States. The Univer-
sity should serve thruth, and not
political partnership,"
There was no immediate indi-
cation of who might be named
to replace Kerr as. president.
Speculation yesterday included
Frank Murphy, chancellor of the
UCLA campus, Robert McNamara,
scecretary of defense, and Max
Rafferty, state superintendent of
public education as possible suc-
cessors. A spokesman for the Daily
Californian, the student news-
paper of the Berkeley campus said
however, that theere was no def-
inite indication that any of these
names were being seriously con-
sidered for the job.
Heyns Future?

uRegents Shown Building Plans;

By NEAL BRUSS
James W. Shaw was named as-
sistant dean of the literary college
by the Regents yesterday.
Shaw, who .is currently chair-
man of faculty counseling for
literary college upperclassmen and
a lecturer in English replaces As-
sociate Dean James H. Robertson.

To Publish Booklet Next

Week

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By NEAL BRUSS The study applies to. construc- isity's $55-Million Program. for operating expenses. "Their
f'he fourth issue of a booklet tion on the Flint and Dearborn Regent Paul Goebel, national gifts were previously for bricks
explaining the University's "ex- campuses as well as in Ann Arbor. chairman for the $55-M campaign, and mortar," Bentley said.
ressed needs for facilities," It presents figures for remodeling said that as of the beginning of Both foundations are based in'
"Buildings Under Study" was pre- and additions to existing buildings. the year, 3,300 alumni were par- the state.
sented to the Regents yesterday at Twenty per cent of the project ticipating as sollicitors in the A $3.5 million grant from the;
their regular monthly meeting, investment would be assigned to campaign. Department of Health, Education
Vice President and chief finan- liberal arts and allied undergrad- Goebel said that 2,000 individ- and Welfare will probably allow
cial officer Wilbur K. Pierpont uate, graduate and professional uals are currently considered as construction of an addition to the
explained to the Regents that the units. Engineering and technology ;possible donors of $10,000 or more. School of Public Health to begin
booklet is not "a rigid document would receive nearly 14 per cent; Among recent gifts accepted at this year, Hatcher said. The Kel-
for today," but presents "a table health services, 27 per cent; li- yesterday's meeting is a $600,000 logg Foundation has contributed
of opportunities" for physical braries and information systems, i endowed professorship in market- $2 million to the project,

Robertson becomes director of the
Residential College July 1,
Shaw, who is 34, will largely
deal with student affairs in the
literary college. He will also chair
the college's administrative board.
According to Dean William
Haber of the literary College Shaw
has "attracted the favorable at-
tention of students as well as
faculty and administration as a

ren Smith, who requested relief
from his chairmanship to allow
him more time for teaching and
research. He was also appointed
full professor.
LeVeque replaces Prof. George
Hay, recently named associate
dean of the Graduate School,
Dr. Dominic D. Dzieqiatkowski
was named professor of dentistry
and first permanent chairman of
the department of oral biology
in the School of Dentistry.
He will also be a professor of
biological chemistry in the Medi-
cal School. He is currently an as-
sociate professoratRockefeller
University, New York,
Prof. Harry Benford was ap-
pointed chairman of the depart-
ment of naval architecture and
marine engineering.

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