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Lit i~tAau


Snow or snow
flurries today

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
Tripartite ommissions Receive Support, r


In the midst of last semester's
teach-ins and sit-ins President
Harlan Hatcher's establishment of
three special presidential commis-
sions was far overshadowed by the
excitement of television cameras
and massive demonstrations.
But as the demonstrations quiet-
ed, down, Student Government
Council focused its attention on
the commissions and at its final
meeting last semester moved to fill
the three positions on the draft
commission and the four positions
on the student participation com-
mission by a petition-interviewing
process and to appoint three stu-
dents to the sit-in commission.
The commissions were set up by
Hatcher last November in response
to the students' demands that the
administration revoke the sit-in
ban and cease the compilation of

class ranks for use by the Selec-
tive Service.
They were designed to provide a
calm and orderly solution to these
and other problems. As establish-
ed, representatives of the adminis-
tration, faculty and student body
were to be appointed by Hatcher
to sit on each commission. Hatcher
immediately named Edward Rob-
inson, '67, SGC president; Mark
Killingsworth, '67, editor of The
Daily, and John Delameter, Grad,
president of Graduate Student
Council, to serve on the draft com-
mission. After Robinson and Kill-
ingsworth refused to serve, Hatch-
er said he would allow SGC to
select the members of the com-
As interest now turns to the se-
lection of students to serve on the
commissions and getting them in-
to operation, foreshadowings of
possible problems and outright op-

position to the commissions are missions, particularly because it A second problem with com- sions make bi-weekly or regular should take their problems and ministration is willing to give stu-
appearing from various sectors of can be a long, process before the missions, noted Simons, is that reports on their proceedings. recommendations directly to the dents the power they demand.
the campus. commission reaches any decisions, they tend to "do moderate things As Regents rather than working Another criticism Zweig levelled
Jay Zulauf, '67 Bus. Ad., presi- and that after that there is "no moderately" rather than do "thes at the commissions Is that they do
sons that does not seem to have a h omsin sta hyd
dent of the University Activities way to enforce anything." right things correctly," The re- been widely discussed yet is that Bluestone said students should not have a base from which to
Center, sees the commissions not Because the commissions are suit could be a set of compro- of time-limits or deadlines for form their own committee consist- work. The only solution, he said,
as a compromise or "sellout" but as still largely unstructured, no one mises in place of the decision-mak- commission recommendations. Si- ing only of students to take their is "a mass following ready to muck
a chance to make the "tripartite seems to know exactly what will ing power students are seeking. mons said that SGC has indicated opinions to the Regents, the ad- up the works, for without a base
governing" of the University that happen, to any recommendations Both Simons and Zulauf cited it expects a report from the draft ' ministration, the faculty and even of popular support commissions
the students have been asking for that come out of them. If the what could easily become another commission by May, but nothing the Legislature. It is necessary, he are senseless."
a working reality. student, faculty and administra- problem of the commissions, that has been said about whether oth- emphasized, for students to form SGC will accept petitoins and
Mark Simons, '67, SGC admin- tive representatives each take the of open meetings. Simons said that er commission recommendations their own "working committee to begin interviewing students to fill
istrative vice-president, said that recommendations back to their since one of the problems on cam- will also be expected then, or work out their own 'Knauss re- the positions on the draft and
in the midst of last semester's tur- constituencies, it might be a dif- pus has been that of closed meet- whether the sit-in and student port,' to elect representatives to student participation commissions
moil there was perhaps "no oth- ficult and time-consumngjob tings, he hopes the commissions participation commissions might an assembly to lay down and de- within the next two weeks. The
er alternative at the time" and convince each group that the rec- will operate on an open meeting perhaps continue their meetings tail the decisions students should three students to serve on the sit-
that in the end such commissions ommendations should be accepted, policy. into the next semester. be able to make." in commission will be appointed by
"may be the only way" to solve Simons said.'seC
the overall problem of the stu- Another possible procedure, and , Zulauf also expressed the desire From other areas on the cam- Zweig said the commissions will
dents' role in University decision- the one Simons prefers, would be ' for open meetings, pointing to the pus, however, there are strong cries not lead to substantive change be- Any student wishing to petition
making, for commission members to act as necessity for "good faith" and of dissatisfaction with the whole , cause they do not have final au- for any of the positions should ob-
However, Simons pointed out official representatives of their p ,, . 'idea of commissions. Both Barry thority. The commissions, he said, tain a petition from the SGC of-
some problems that a commis- constituencies and take their rec-"open communication as workg Bluestone, Grad, and Michael merely "siphon off opposition. giv- fices in the Student Activities
sion system often encounters. First, commendations directly to the Re- principles of the commissions. He , Zweig, Grad, chairman of Voice ing an air of participation "that Building and return them by the
he said, it is "easy to lose" com- gents for action, suggested also that the commis- political party, feel the students does not necessarily mean the ad- end of next week.

Seek Seats
On Council
Mayoralty, Proposal
Creating 6th Ward -
On April 3 Ballot
Ann Arbor voters will elect five
councilmen and a mayor in muni-
cipal elections to be held on April
3. Also on the ballot will be a
referendum to add a sixth ward to!
the city. As of last Tuesday, eleven'
candidates had filed for the elec-
The mayorality contest will see
incumbent Wendell H. Hulcher
(Rep.) opposed by Dr. Edward
Pierce (Dem.), a former council-
' Three Republicans and one
Democrat seek reelection to the
Council. H. C. Curry (Dem.), the
first ward incumbent, is opposed
by Ed Shafter (Rep.), and is ex-
pecting a tight race in the pre-
dominately Negro ward. Repub-
lican incumbents seeking reelec-
tion are: Douglas Crary. second
ward; John Hathaway, fourth
ward; and Richard E. Balzhiser
fifth ward.
One Lame Duck
Councilman Paul Johnson, third
ward, (Rep.) declined to seek re-'
election. Johnson, the only lame
duck Council member, predicted
that the Republicans would win
four of the contested seats. He
1 added that there was a good pos-
sibility for Shafter to take the
Democratic first ward.
The Republicans face a primary
for the seat vacated by Johnson
in the third ward. Patrick J. Pulte,
a developer and realtor, opposes
John C. Feldcamp, director of Uni-
versity Housing, for the Repub-
lican nomination in the third
Two of the Democratic candi-
dates are connected with the Uni-
versity. A. Jerome Dupont, '67 L,
will seek the second ward seat.
Dupont is employed by the Ann
SArbor public library. Gene Wilson,
the head of University Libra:'y re-
search, is running in the third ;
Other Democrats
Other Democratic candidates are
Gail Green '56, a former Univer-
sity student and presently general
manager of Don Canham Enter-
prises, Inc. in the fourth ward.
and Robert Greathouse, a PhD in
Chemistry, is the fifth ward.
The referendum to increase the
number of wards was introduced
by the Democrats._

uIw I icigaI 1 ta iI

Late World News
By The Associated Press
THANH PHU PENINSULA, South Vietnam-A U.S. Marine
Corps task force hit the beaches of this Meking delta area last
night and helicoptered onto landing zones inland. It was the first
direct American troop commitment to the delta in the Vietnam
Splashing ashore in steel amtraks from U.S. 7th Fleet ships
moored in the'South China Sea, the Marines quickly secured the
beaches at the southern tip of this marshy peninsula 55 miles
south of Saigon. The area has long been a Viet Cong base.
A task force of Vietnamese marines also moved in as this
largest amphibious operation so far in Vietnam got under way.
The Marine beach landings were virtually unopposed except
for snipers. The helicopter forces also caught some sniper fire.
By this morning, Marines were moving out across the water-
logged muddy terrain after a night of sniper harassment.
UNIVERSITY DRIVING regulations are being eased some-
what this semester for upperclassmen and for students who are
University employes. The changes were announced by Richard
L. Cutler, vice-president for student affairs, upon recommenda-
tion of the Student Traffic Advisory Board.
Beginning this semester employes enrolled in courses at the
University need no longer register their cars with the Student
Vehicle Bureau. In addition, students in good standing with 70
hours of credit may register their cars for full driving privileges.
Before this semester, 84 hours were required.
The advisory board noted that any student whose parents
live in Ann Arbor, as well as any commuter who lives more than
a mile and a half from campus, can already register a car for
full driving privileges. In addition many students with between
70 and 84 hours are entitled to drive because they hold jobs
requiring a car.
THE HOUSE ARMED SERVICES Committee may launch a
new round of public hearings on the draft before it receives
a report from an eight-member committee appointed to study
possible alternatives to the present system.
A group headed by the retired General Mark W. Clark is
scheduled to give its report on March 1. However, the commit-
tee feels that this deadline leaves it too little time for it to
make a detailed consideration before the present law expires
June 30.
The Clark group, in turn, is being hampered by a presi-
dential commission headed by former Assistant Attorney General
Burke Marshall which has delayed submitting its report to Presi-
dent Johnson. Originally expected by Jan. 1, this report has
been set back at least a month. The commission is reported
encountering many difficulties as it tries to agree on con-
PROF. ALEXANDER ECKSTEIN of the economics depart-
ment has been named as the new director of the Center for
South and Southeast Asian Studies. Eckstein is nationally known
as an expert in the economy of mainland China. He succeeds
Prof. Albert Feuerwerker of the history department.

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
Strange colors and weird shadows were projected onto the walls of the Union Ballroom last night as the students danced on. The
occasion was Mid-Winter Madness, sponsored by Chi Omega and Alpha Epsilon Pi, and it raised $650 for the American Cancer Society.
Critic Lesli~e Fiedler "Introduces

Rusk States
To Negotiate
Replies to Students'
Criticism of U.S.
Viet Nam War Policy
WASHINGTON (.,P) .- Secretary
of State Dean Rusk .voiced U.S.
willingness yesterday to meet with
Hanoi envoys-"either in public or
in secret"-to work out an end
to the Vietnam war,
Rusk's remarks came in a letter
to 100 student leaders, headed by
Robert Powell, University of North
Carolina student body president,
in response to a Dec. 29 letter
from them to President Johnson,
The students' letter reported
that a "new mood . . . of doubt
about the Vietnam war and the
draft" is growing among college
At the same time, Washington
authorities professed puzzlement
By The Associated Press
SAIGON - Premier Nguyen
Cao Ky of South Vietnam said
"we are getting closer to nego-
tiations every day" because the
North Vietnamese- "are finding
the war too expensive both in
money and men."
VI made an offer to "talk
peace" with Red China. This
was interpreted by some asso-
ciates as virtually a bid for
papal mediation of the Viet-
namese war.
SAIGON-The U.S. Air Force
said pilots shot down two Com-
munist MIG21s over North
Vietnam, running the week's
score to nine.
partment spolesman Robert J.
McCloskey told newsmen, "We
are prepared to order. a cessa-
tion of all bombing of North
Vietnam the moment we are
assured that this step will be
answered promptly by a corre-
sponding and appropriate de-
escalation on the other side."
over a new Hanoi broadcast giving
an "authorized" quote from North
Vietnamese Premier Pham Van
The newscast reported the pre-
mier said, "The position of the
four points of the Democratic
Republic of North Vietnam is a
basis of ways to settle Vietnam
State Department press officer
Carl Bartch indicated the U.S.
government is seeking a detailed
version of what the Hanoi leader
said. However, Bartch reported no
sign yet of any North Vietnamese
willingness to get into peace talks.
Rusk made these points in an-
swer to the U.S. students:
The United States is involved
in Vietnam because "the minimum
condition for order on our planet
is that aggression must not be per-
mitted to succeed." When aggres-
sion succeeds, the result is not
peace-it is more aggression.
0 The U.S. commitment in
South Vietnam has instilled vigor,
hope and' determination through-
out other parts of non-Commu-
nist Asia.
" The administration has put
t... .S, 7_ _ __ m-m- tn he


Mutant' to

'U' Students


By LISSA MATROSS Fiedler notes that their- most
Writer-in-residence Leslie Fied- revealing poems are found alnnost
exclusively in small underground
ler last night laid to rest "the magazines with obscene titles that
good old Left" and even "the New scare the average reader away.
Left" and proclaimed that "the According to Fiedler the old
future will be defined from the "culture religion" is gone. The new
cuckoo's nest." poets of today are most likely to
ask, "Who the hell is T. S. Eliot,
In his first lecture, "Youth Cul- anyway?" They draw their in-
ure and the End7 of Western spiration from Ray Ch'arles, comic
Man," delivered to an overflow books and mass culture. The new
Rackham audience, Fiedler intro- sanmssclueThnw
duced the concept of the "New writer, says Fiedler, is a post-mod-
Autant," the new radical who finds
it dCes.rable not to hP active "in1

ernist who writes in the language
of the future in a syntax that sub-
verts logic.
Digressing from his main theme
of the "new nutant," Fiedler spoke
of the end of the brutal brain-
washing of the WASP world. The
Jews, he says, began "by possess-
ing the imagination of the West-
ern world." The line stretched
from Kafka to Soul Bellow's "Her-
zog." The Jews helped to complete
the bourgeois, Anglo-Saxon tradi-

tion and created "super Protes-
Now, says Fiedler, this white-
Jewish-Protestantism has ended
and we have the rise of the White-
The true activist is "the mad-
man, the pure, uncompromising
revolutionist." Fiedler left his aud-
ience with an image of what he
considers the new face of radical
youth-Morgan, a film character
who ends up in an asylum.

" T'1 0 h-3

!the social conspiracy that defines!
it as the only possible world."
The new radical is an interna-
tional phenomenon, says Fiedler,
and can be found from Tokyo
to Prague to New York. He is

The Openmg [Pay 0o Llasses:
Scheduling Creates Confusion

Consumer Attitudes Fall in '66

Consumer attitudes continued to
deteriorate during the last threej
months of 1966-but at a slower
rate than in the preceding ,six
months, according to the latest
quarterly survey conducted by the
University's Survey Research Cen-
The SRC Index of Consumer,
Sentiment (based on answers to
five questions by some 1250 family
units in a national sample and
equated to fall 1956) dropped by
SR n gerentaf- nointe In the lst

coining accustomed to the unfav- pronounced of the adverse factors
orable news. and continues to exert an unfav-
The impact of news about infla- orable impact both on attitudes
tion and tight money on consumer toward personal - financial and
attitudes and inclinations to buy general economic trends. Second-
"may be less pronounced today ly, tight money and high inter-«
than a few months ago," they sug- est rates, of which close to two-'
gest. "A further deteiroration of thirds of all consumers are aware,
consumer sentiment appears to be are seen to hamper economic ac-
dependent on new bad news." tivity. Unfavorable conclusions are
Changes in consumer attitudes? also derived from the expectation
in the last three months were un- of an increase in income taxes,
even, the SRC report reveals. Per- 'shared by 53 per cent of all con-
sonal financial attitudes did not sumers ."
deteriorate further, and the 'same When asked what news theyj

easily recognized and might appear
as "The Imaginary Cowboy" in By CLARENCE FANTO
high-heeled boots or as "The ?1anaging Editor
Saint" carrying a holy book which It was a hard day all around.
at the moment might be "Under- Sleepy-eyed students on the way
standing Madia" or "Lord of the to their first classes yesterday
Rings." morning were greeted by a smow-
Fiedler, often called the most storm and slippery sidewalks. But
controversial current American the problems they confronted once
critic, left a partially critical, part- inside the safe confines of Angell
ly dazed audience. While many ar- Hall or the Frieze Building were
gued Fiedler's points, one girl com- far more discouraging.
plained, "Not only don't I know his Overcrowded classrooms were
point of view, I'm not really sure the most common first-day dif fI-
of what he actually said." culty facing students and pro-
But if there was controversy fessors.
over the philosophy being pre- "If you tell them to limit en-
sented, everyone agreed that Fied- rollment in your course to 40 stu-
ler used very provocative, deliber- dents, you can always count on
ate terms to describe the new Lpetting 5 0. ne harried nrnfessor

at noon yesterday were surprised
a find a sign informing them
that the course had been changed
to Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to
5:30 p.m. The resulting confusion
cr-ated a massive human traffic
jam in the auditorium complex at
the noon hour.
Some classes almost got off the
ground. Prof. James McConnell of
the psychology department was
preparing to give, students in his
Psychology of Influence course
definitions of terms "which will
change your immature, simplistic
notions of what man is all about."
Waiting for Monday
His students will have to wait
until Mondiay. however, because


front-row seats were hit in the
face by a flying snowdrift, cour-
tesy of a University snowplow, as
they tried to beat their fellow stu-
dents at the newly-discovered
game of "Find Your Classroom."
Unfortunately, the s t u d e n t s
arrived at the third spot on their
impromptu-tour of the University's
classrooms only to find the audi-
torium too small to hold, the en-
tire group. By this time, McCon-
nell decided to wait until Monday
before starting his lectures.
"Of course, there's no telling
what will happen Monday," he re-
marked cheerfully.
Grumbling Professors
Other professors viewed the sit-

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