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Cloudy, windy;
cooler in afternoon

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


Board Backs
Cinema Guild
Court Case
Call for 'U' Actioni
Comes froni Faculty
Civil Liberties Board

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, < t Cal Faculty Demands Right
_o Aprove New resident
arte World News
BYThe Associated Press

The Faculty Assemb1y has
launched a drive to defend the
three students and a faculty mem-
ber who were arrested after a
Cinema Guild film was confiscated
by police a week ago. The Civil
Liberties Board, a creation of the
Faculty Assembly, announced the
inauguration of the fund in a
statement expressing the CLB's in-:
terest in the case.
The confiscations and arrests,'
according to the Board's state-
ment, "raise questions about the
relations between law enforcement
agencies and the University." The
Board claimed the University,
could not "serve the community at
large without its traditional free-
doms of assembly, discussion, and
inquiry," and urged "support by
every member of the University
for the le'gal defense of the case."
Additional Proposals
Yesterday's statement promised:
additional proposals after "further
examination of the case and its
implications." There was no in-
dication of what those proposals
might be.
Prof. Robert Friedman is receiv-
ing contributions as fund treasurer
at 1516 Rackham Building. Fried-
man is the acting director of the
Institute of Public Administration.
Meanwhile, a statement from
the Graduate Student Council
charged the University with adopt-
ing "the philosophy of the os-
trich" and called for "a positive
stance supporting the freedoms of
inquiry and expression." This fol-
lowed an earlier GSC statement
requiring the University to "pro-
tect the members of its commun-
ity from undue harassment or in-
terference" to carry out the!
charge of "pressing forward on!
the frontiers of research in all
Specifically, the statement ask-
ed that the University deal direct-
ly with law enforcement agencies,:
file amicus curiae briefs in appro-
priate courts, and publicly declare
its commitment to the issue of
academic freedom.
'Flaming Creatures'
The first statement further
claimed that because Cinema
Guild financing is handled by the:
University, the University's con-
sent to the showing of "Flaming
Creatures" could be inferred.
Yesterday's GSC statement also
contained a warning that the Ann
Arbor law enforcement officials
"will share any responsibility for
any civil disorders" they provoke
by intrusion at future Cinema
Guild presentations.
Roy A. Ashmall, president of
GSC, promised that GSC will join
with any movement to defend
Guild officials.
Statements from Cinema Guild
student officers indicate that
there will be no repetition of last
week's incident. Elliot Barden, '68,
said, '"I don't foresee any problem
But several other campus sources
indicated police officials would:
probably be on hand at tonight's
Cinema Guild experimental-film
The arrested persons, who were:
released after arraignment on
recognizance, had been charged
with the misdemeanor of showing
an "obscene, lewd, filthy, and in-
decent motion picture."

WASHINGTON-President Johnson, in his budget message
yesterday, asked that the fiscal 1967 appropriation for the Selec-
tive Service be increased to $60 million the Associated Press
The supplementary $5.47 million is needed to process armed
service inductions which have slowed in recent weeks because of
lack of funds.
The Selective Service is expected to have handled 311,000
inductions by June 30, instead of the 160,000 estimated a year ago.
VOICE POLITICAL PARTY passed a motion last night to
sponsor a showing of "Flaming Creatures" at Hill Auditorium
in the near future. Chairman Gary Rothberger, '67, said he felt
confident that sufficient financial support could be found to
make the showing possible.
* * * *
atory will launch a series of small rockets between today and
next Tuesday (Jan. 31) to try to measure possible fluctuations
in gravity waves high in the atmosphere.
The launchings are being made to check out a theory for-
wardednby University of Chicago aeronomist C. . Hines that such
waves not only exist but have a definite period, or time cycle.
THE CORNELL OBSCENITY CASE is still "in limbo" accord-
ing to one source. President James A. Perkins met with students
and faculty Sunday to review the chronology of and injunction
placed on the student literary magazine last week by the Ithaca,
N.Y., district attorney on grounds of obscenity.
Faculty and students are organizing to put university support
behind the magazine.
A court hearing set for Wednesday will determine the va-
lidity of the injunction. If the injunction is upheld, the district
attorney will have the option of arresting any or all of some 200
persons who signed a list over the weekend stating they had
sold the magazine.
AN ANTHROPOLOGY ADVISORY committee has formed to
call for action on problems of crowded recitation sections and
lectures in the anthropology curriculum. ,
The committee will hold an open meeting for all under-
graduates currently in anthropology courses tomorrow at 5 p.m.
in 2402 Mason Hall to discuss possible solutions.
* * * *
A TWELVE LECTURE SERIES on City Planning and the
Urban Environment was inaugurated yesterday by Robert Knox,
director-secretary of the Detroit Housing commission.
Knox called for an increased effort in urban renewal and
neighborhood conservation. He stated "America must develop
a national purpose that by right enables its citizens to occupy
decent, safe housing."
Calling for an increase in urban renewal funds, Knox ob-
served that the federal government has contributed funds in the
entire 17 year program which are equivalent of 20 days in the
Vietnam war.
The series will continue every Monday at 4 p.m. in room 130
of the Bus-Ad. building.
PROF. ERIC STEIN of the Law School, a University special-
ist in international and foreign law, has been named to the newly
formed U.S. State Department advisory panel for the Bureau of
European Affairs.
Stein is one of 22 members of the panel drawn chiefly from
the academic community, private foundations, and research
announced by Robert Schnitzer, executive director of the PTP.
The musical "Half a Sixpence" has been added to the series
and will be presented March 6 and 7 in Hill Aud., replacing the
previously announced presentation of "The Lion in Winter,"
scheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
Playgoers holding tickets on the old schedule need not make
exchange, they will be accepted for the corresponding perform-
ance of "Half a Sixpence."
Also announced was a change in the dates of "Marat/de
Sade" which was scheduled for March 6 and 7. This production
will, be held Feb. 20 and 21, and tickets outstanding with the
first date will be honored without change.
A GROUP OF COLLEGE professors who organized the Ad
Hoc Faculty Committee on Vietnam early this month reported
recently that they have collected more than 6,000 signatures of
faculty members at 200 colleges and universities in 37 states to the
plea: "Mr. President, stop the bombing!"
The organizers said that although they were mainly Demo-
crats or independents, they were becoming "increasingly dis-
illusioned" with the way Democrats were "avoiding the debate"
on the bombing issue.

Union Voices
To Reagan
March on Capitol
Proposed To Protest
Educational Policy
From Wire Service Reports
The AFL-CIO California Fed-
eration of Teachers proposed Mon-
day a statewide march on Sacra-
mento to "resist Gov. Reagan's
attack on public education.''
Marshall Axelrod, CFT presi-
dent, accused Reagan of "scandal-
ous treatment of educators and
students," and said that profes-
sors in academic robes, students,
and public school teachers will
be asked to gather from all over
the state on Feb. 11 to march
from Sacramento State College to
the state capitol for a rally.
Speakers at a noon rally on the'
Berkeley campus urged students
and faculty to organize into a
power bloc in order to obtain the
power to decide who will be the
new president. There was support,
at the rally for participation in
the strike.

-Daily-Andy Sacks

AFTER HIS FINAL LECTURE last night, Leslie Fiedler met with students in the MUG. He has
been on campus as writer-in-residence since Jan. 5, and is scheduled to leave today.
Fiedler Calls Suverf*Sion

Storm of Criticism

Gov. Ronald Reagan, in a news
conference yesterday, took strong
exception to the storm of criticism
that politics played a part in the a s t
14-8 board of regents vote last
Friday that fired University of

Use of University,

California President Clark Kerr.
Reagan called the firing of Kerr
necessary but ill-timed.
"I voted as one oithe 14," Rea-'
gan said, adding that his term
as governor would see "no arm-
twisting" of the regents on his'
Abrupt Action
Reagan accused Kerr of initi-
ating the abrupt action that sur-
prised the nation.I
Kerr, in a message before the
campus Academic Senate said he1
didn't resign when offered the op-I
portunity, while the board vote
was still unannounced last Friday,
"because I wished to take no vol-
untary part in a quick and com-1
plete response by the universityi
to the shift in the political power
and philosophy of the state."
TISR Group
From Depa
A student sits alone in a room
with a TV tube on which he sees
a group of students discussing a
problem. He's been told that he
was late arriving and that the
experiment in which he is taking;
part will begin as soon as the
members of the discussion group,
he is watching move to their sepa-
rate isolation booths.
The student watches each sub-
ject on the screen do a task or
make a response. Then he sees
himself on the screen and he
makes his own response.
This student belongs to a ficti-
tious group; he has been watchingj
a lengthy reel of video tape while
psychologists have been monitor-
ing his responses. Shades of Big
Brother? Not at all; this innova-
tion in controlled social psychology
is part of the Research Center for
Group Dynamic's unique approach
to the study of group behavior.
The Center became part of
the Institute for Social Research
in 1947 after it moved to Ann Ar-
bor from the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology. The Center
was founded by the late psycholo-
gist Kurt Lewin to study a field
of related topics which he came to.
label as "group dynamics." These
included such things as group
leadership, group standards and

"The modern university has be-
come the Ugly Multipurpose Uni-
versity," said Leslie Fiedler last
night in his final lecture as writ-
Although he looked out on the
lush setting of Rackham Lecture
Hall instead of the UGLI Multi-
purpose Room, he told his aud-
ience that the university, like the
Protestant church, spurns beauty
and constructs a campus of "dis-

ing process to
the practical
serve society."

"inculcate faith in Unfortunately, he said, the uni-
professions which versity has renounced freedom
and become the "last baby sitter

Service Organization
Fiedler said that the university
has become a "service organiza-
tion that teaches the values of
society and respect for the status
quo. The faculty have become ex-
perts-on-loan to business in a pro-
cess that begins with service and
ends with subservience."
Instead of the motto, "non

of the modern world." The faculty
must now serve in the capacities
of "nursemaid, chaperone, vice
squad and policemen."
Fiedler c i t e d "democratized
boredom" as another unfortunate
feature of current mass higher ed-
ucation, "The university has a new
cry, 'Ennui for All,' and it con-
stantly reminds us of our mean-
ingless obligations and of our chief
enemy-time," he said.

Comie From
Academic Senate
Opposes Budget Cut,
Charging of Tuition
Executive Editor
Specl To The Daily
BERKELEY, Cal.-The Berkeley
faculty came out yesterday with
fists swinging.
At a tension filled meeting of
the Berkeley division of the aca-
demic senate almost 1000 tenured
professors passed a resolution de-
manding that "the advice and
consent of the faculty be secured
in decisions affecting the appoint-
ment an dtenure" of a successor
to former University of California
president Clark Kerr. They also
adamantly opposed cuts in the
university budget and the char-
ging of student tuition. Only seven
faculty members voted against
the proposal.
At a secret meeting Monday,
Theodore Meyer, chairman of the
University of California regents,
had suggested to the academic
counsel that a faculty advisory
committee on selection of the next
president be established. The aca-
demic counsel, which consists of
the presidents of the Academic
Senates at the ~nine institutions
which comprise the University of
California, agreed to this pro-
The action taken by the Berke-
ley Senate yesterday, however, de-
manded, in addition, that the ap-
proval of the successor be sub-
ject to the approval of the fac-
The academic senate also passed
a directive instructing a sub-
committee to deliberate the ques-
tion of "whether a professors'
union with it attendant power to
negotiate by collective bargaining
with administration and regents
can be an effective instrument for
allowing the members of the aca-
demic senate to take part in de-
cisions affecting University wel-
Open Letter
Berkeley's faculty also approved
an open letter to the people of
California stating "you have en-
trusted the care of your university
to the board of regents. The ma-
jority of that board has betrayed
your trust. As of today no reput-
able educator would assume the
presidency of that university
which yesterday was the envy
of every other in the state."
An amendment to this resolu-
tion was passed stating that the
policy committee of the academic
senate will "tell us when 'today'
is over" and a reputable man can
be named to the presidency.
While over 1500 students gath-
ered around the faculty meeting
hall listening to the academic
senate's deliberations over loud-
speakers, the main motion intro-
duced by Prof. Kenneth Stampp
of the History Department was
The faculty resolution tables
the regents dismissal of Kerr a
"destructive political intervention
in the affairs of the university.
"Such intervention, tolerated by
a body (the Regents) upon whom
we depend for protection from
political intrusion threatens the
survival of the University of Cali-
fornia as an institution of distinc-
The resolution listed a five point
program for action:

-The Regents must strenuously
resist political intervention in the
affairs of the university and con-
tinue to protect academic free-
-The legislature must provide
financial support adequate to sus-
tain high quality and university
-That free tuition policy be


parate architectural styles where servia," I will not serve, the new
buildings confront each other with motto has become "At your serv-
overt hostility." ice, Sir," he said.

But it was the "multipurpose" The real purpose of the univer- Reforms Are Possible
aspect rather than the ugliness 'sity, according to Fiedler, is to "What is left," Fiedler contin-
that most disturbed Fiedler. The provide a liberal, humane, gen- ued, "is a nubile, bored, hetero-
university, he said, has become a eral education and provide a model sexual community presided over
vocational training ground and of a free community to the larger, by cops."
ultimately a vocational brainwash- less free community around it. I drdhom
- Fiedler added that some reforms
are possible and will make life at
the university more tolerable, but
only two choices are open for
DynamicsFree'those who do not want to be "serv-
iced, entertained, overseen and
trim enta lra ll l "Some students simply drop-
out into dreamland," he said, and
noted that the unspoken motto of
tists should be free to study in his performance and' security in the drop-outs becomes, "I'd rather
whatever they feel may be most the group. By changing patterns go nuts than go back to college."
useful for their work." of communications, the dispensa- He said the drop-outs can learn
Lewin had conceived of the Cen- tion of rewards and punishments the limits and possibilities of their
ter achieving a close relationship among members, and methods of own freedom and learn where the
between theoretical social science displaying comparative levels of self ends and the world begins.
and social practice. This balance status, the experimenters can The System
is exemplified through the inter- build a fairly accurate picture of Those who remain, however, can
disciplinary approach of the Cen- the force at work. turn to the "last use of the uni-
ter. As part of the Institute for versity-subversion of the system."
Other developments a b o u n d Social Research, the Center must Fiedler cited the sociological
from the mathematical models of rely on agencies outside the Uni- principle that says "whenever an
group behavior being developed by versity for support of its programs. institution defeats the goals in
Profs. Frank Harary and Dorwin The largest sponsors have been the whose name it operates, there are
Cartwright to the innovations in National Institutes of Mental formed within it voluntary asso-
laboratory methods created by Health, the Office of Education ciations which will pursue the
Prof. Robert Zajonc. On the prac- and some branches 'of the armed ends that the institution betrays."
tical side, the Center concerns it- forces. Because of its early start He said the weapons of the
self with issues relevant to social in the field, the Center has had youth culture are non-resistence,
problems, in the manner of its more experience with raising sup- sex, drugs, pornography and the
sister center, the Survey Research port than many other social sci- arts, and stated that "art was the
Center. ence programs. As a result, the most dangerous. A new film or
The impact of the Group Dyna- Group Dynamics Center remains literary magazine can threaten
mics Center upon the University the largest Center of its kind in established values and produce
has been to strengthen the social the country. real education."
psychology doctorate program,
country. Most of the Center's O R m nT U S
making it one of the best in the I G overnuty.Mot f heCnter'ii er l e/GtAp proves
scientists are social psychologists
who also hold teaching appoint-
ments in the literary college. '9 I E RE I O
Since Lewin and his colleagues
became interested in group dyna- -
mics as a field of scientific in- The federal Office of Education The $2 million loan for the
vestigation, the Center's work has yesterday announced final ap- library will be paid back by stu-
been largely devoted to defining proval of a $2 million federal loan dent fees over 25 to 30 years. The
nrnrrae o imnrfk".a 1irl ill*fnrtha ~niv eiv'c ,w t~-tai !TUnivrs"ity nlans fto letbids ronthe

Tuskegee Students T o Visit U'

Sixty representatives of the ed in 1963, attempts to promote
honors program at Tuskegee Insti- iunderstanding between the Uni-
tute will arrive on campus tomor- versity, a large Northern state in-
row evening to spend a week ob- stitution, and Tuskegee, a small
serving student life and' honors Southern school.
activities at the University. A group of Tuskegee students is
The 54 students and six facul- currently attending the Univer-
ty members from Tuskegee, a pre- sity, and 10 University undergrad-
dominantly Negro college in Ala- uates will be attending the Insti-
bama, will live with University stu- tute's winter term, which begins

mittee, said yesterday that a ten-
tative schedule for the visiting
honors students is as follows:
-Friday morning-an orienta-
t'on session with Dr. Otto Graf,
chairman of the honors council,
will open the visit.
-Friday afternoon-a tour of
the Phoenix Project and North
Campus, conducted by Dr. AvonI
C~rc chpa d of ' theUiffsied Si.

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