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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom



VOL. LXXVH,4 No. 117




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NU Faculty
Ilnvestig ates
Student Dai y
Faculty Considers
Control of Official
Information Releases
The Northwestern University
faculty has launched an investiga-
tion of the university's student
newspaper, the Daily Northwest-
Faculty members voted Tuesday
during their regular meeting to
"go on record with a statement
of discontent" over ,the paper "as
a vehicle for important and of-
ficial news."
Robert R. Strotz, dean of North-
western's College of Arts and Si-
ences, told Associate Dean Richard
J. Doney Monday to collect ex-
amples of how the Daily had
failed to report items, the facul-
ty or administration consider im-
Associate Dean J. Lyndon Shan-
ley, author of the faculty resolu-
tion, termed the investigation n
more than "whether or not there
should be an approval in the pub-
lishing of some kinds of official
k information. This is not a question
of editorial practices."
The "discontent" was apparent-
ly brought to the surface when a
faculty announcement concerning
the, Far Eastern Language Insti-
tute did not reach print. Joan
Schumann, editor of the Daily
Northwestern, attributed the oc-
currence to a natural mistake, say-
ing that there was a misunder-
standing in who was to pick up
the information from the faculty
office. Associate Dean Shanley,
however, called the incident, "Just
one of the complaints that I have
heard for so long."
Shapley went on to say that
"no one instance is great,"' but
that concern has arisen from many
small errors. He indicated that the
Daily Northwestern had ignored
important faculty announcements
in the past, and thus, they had
never reached the university com-
Doney was asked to gather com-
plaints voiced by some 40 faculty
members concerning discontent
with the Daily Northwestern. Edi-
tors of the paper, in trying to
reach Doney, were greeted with
the statement, "I've nothing to say
,to the Daily today, or in the fu-
ture." Doney was not available for
comment yesterday.
Editors of the Daily Northwest-
ern feel that certain articles and
editorials have bothered the ad-'
ministration, and they feel that
the investigation could become a
major question of editorial policy:
Miss Schumann commented,
"The Daily is only printed four
times a week, usually an eight-
page paper, and has very limited:
space." The editors of the paper,
feel that the administration could
force them to print certain an-
nouncements that could indirectly
be viewed as censorship, since it
would take up space they feelcould
be more importantly used.
Meanwhile, In related activity
here at the University, the Facul-
ty Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs decided Monday
to refer a proposed review of The
Daily's relationship with the Uni-
versity community to the Faculty
Assembly at its meeting next Mon-
If the Assembly agrees to such
a review, it will bei nvited to sug-
gest possible methods for carrying
it out. The original request for an

investigation to "consider the
proper purpose, function, and re-
sponsibility of a student newspa-
per in the University community"
came from the Board in Control
of Student Publications.

' -

,hJtr Johnson





Late World News
By The Associated Press

In MVidst of CIA-NSA.Furor

MOSCOW - THE SOVIET Communist party newspaper,
Pravda, Wednesday night accused Mao Tse-tung of planning
"new provocations against the Soviet Union" in an attempt to
bringMoscow-Peking relations to "a complete rupture."
Pravda asserted that Mao and his group aim at "aggravating
Soviet-Chinese relations to the limit, and, in the final count, to
bring them to a complete break."
"However, fearing responsibility for the consequences of
this step, they do not dare act openly and are striving to provoke
the Soviet Union to rupture these relations," Pravda added.
There was no specific threat that the Soviet Union would
break relations. But Pravda stressed that relations are likely to
get worse.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION at its regular meet-
ing yesterday appointed three committees to deal with the
board's constitutional responsibilities.
James O'Neil and Dr. Peter Oppewell were named to a com-
mittee to study the state's constitutional responsibilities toward
free public education. Dr. Oppewell, Leroy Augenstein and Char-
les Morton were named to a second committee to study discrimi-
nation and equal opportunity in state-supported schools. Both
committees were charged with interpretation, evaluation and
recommendating necessary revisions.
James Brennan, Marilyn Kelly and James O'Neil were named
to a third committee to study the board's bylaws and consider
revision of the sections on tenure and succession of officers.
THREE MEMBERS of the University faculty have been
awarded Fulbright grants by the State Department to lecture in
foreign countries.
Samuel H. Barnes, associate professor of political science,
will lecture at the University of Rome.
Edwin. J. Thomas, professor of social work and psychology,
will lecture on research methods in social work at the University
of Bradford in England.
Finn C. Michelsen, professor of naval architecture, will
lecture at the Technical University of Denmark, in Copenhagen.
The three grants are among some 500 given annually to U.S.
faculty under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange
Act of 1961, known as the Fulbright-Hays Act.
A SPECIAL TASK FORCE of off-duty Ann Arbor police
officers is accounting for more than $400 a day in bond money
from alleged traffic violators..
Police Chief Walter Krasny and Municipal Court Judge S. J.
Elden made that disclosure yesterday in an announcement of a
new plan to clear a backlog of unserved warrants.
Krasny and Elden decided on the new program after it was
found that present police manpower would not permit men to be
detached from regular duty to begin serving what they called
"a mountain" of old warrants. More than 3000 warrants for
alleged parking and moving traffic violators are believed to be
on file with the police and the court.
A $594,000 GRANT from the Danforth Foundation of St.
Louis was accepted by the University yesterday. The money will
go to finance a five-year program to train college instructors,
improve their status, and make undergraduate teaching an in-
tegral part of the doctoral program.
The grant will help initiate programs in five departments:
botany, history, philosophy, physics and psychology. All are in
the Literary College.
Through the training plan, 175-200 graduate students will
be trained for college teaching in a three-phase internship
* *
A MANPOWER UTILIZATION and education program has
been established by the Institute of Labor and Industrial Rela-
tions of the University and Wayne State University.
Under the direction of Joseph Tuma, a manpower training
representative for the United Automobile Workers, the program
is designed to continue institute research and education activi-
ties aimed at helping undertrained, underskilled, and under-
educated workers.
THE FORD FOUNDATION announced yesterday that it has
awarded a grant of $500,000 to the Institute for Social Research
for continued support of the Inter-University Consortium for
Political Research.
The consortium has been in operation since 1962, and in-
cludes 22 univeristies from coast-to-coast, including most of
the Big Ten universities. Its purpose is to exchange informa-
tion, with the institute serving as the main coordinating and pro-
cessing center. The new grant will allow expansion of the SRC
files on voting behavior and of computer-aided research.

Report Drop
In Fraternity
Pledge Total
Open Rush Continues
In Attempt To Raise
Sagging Pledge Rates
With only 415 students pledging
fraternities during winter rush, a
decline of 23 per cent from last
winter, and with fall figures also
below last year's, the University's
47 undergraduate fraternities have
gained a total of 955 pledges since
September, almost 200 fewer than{
last year.
A structured Open Rush was
initiated last week for the first
time, to "bolster the fraternities
that didn't do so well in the reg-
ular rush period," Tom Weber, '67
former Interfraternity Council in-
ternal vice-president, said. The
seven houses participating in the
Open Rush program have taken
17 pledges, which are not includ-
ed in the figure of 415.
Regular informal open rushing
will add somewhat to the pres-
ent figure, Tom Morton, '69, IFC
rush chairman, said,

-Daily-Don Horwitz
LITERARY COLLEGE DEAN WILLIAM HABER (center) called -yesterday's meeting of the Special
Committee on Class Ranking "very fruitful." Ruth Baumann, '68, protested during discussion that
grade ranking often fails to effectively measure extra-curricular interests and creativity outside the
SGC Ranking Committee

The total rush registration of " i
752 represented a 25 per cent de-i
cline from last year's figures to i
the lowest level in four years. The By JENNIFER ANNE RHEA lation to the general grading prac- persons seeking entrance to grad-
percentage of registrants who The Special Committee on Class tices currently in effect at the uate schools, candidates for aca-
pledged, however, has remained Ranking for the Selective Service University. demic honorary societies, employ-
stable. discussed the antra- and extra- Prof. E. Lowell Kelly, director ment applicants, and scholarship
Morton partially attributed the educational uses of ranking at its of the Bureau of Psychological petitioners.
decline in rushing and pledging open meeting last night. Services, pointed out that much Moreover, ranking extends into
to draft pressures. He pointed Narrowly defining its charge as discrepancy in ranking exists not extra-educational activities involv-
to new selective service procedures the "study of class ranking for the only among the grading proced- ing promotions in firms, the at-
which classify all freshmen 1-A , :Selective Service" in relation to ures used within the 'various col- tainment of a professorship, com-
rather than 2-S, pending the out- the compilation of class rankings leges at the University, but also petition for higher salaries, and
come of their first year grades by the University, the committee among universities and colleges of acceptance into certain social
and/or selective service examina- approached the question of rank- differing quality throughout the 'groups.
tion score. ing on an informal basis. It at- nation. This was seen as throw- Ruth Baumann, '68, and Thom-
He added that many students tempted to avoid any discussion ing a discrepancy into all such as Lieder, '68. both pointed out
decided to "concentrate on their of grading or ranking in relation- grade-ranking evaluations of stu- that grade ranking often fails' to
studies" this semester, "People 'ship to the military situation. dents, regardless of the purpose measure effectively the extra-cur-
have the idea that fraternity ac- ' This was done to narrow the of the ranking. ricular interests of the student,
tivities lower your grades," Mor- Iapproach to the topic of rank- It was also determined that vir- his creativity beyond the class-
ton said. ing for the committee's first for- tually all grading systems em- room, his need to become involved
However, Doug Marshall, assist- mal meeting. It hoped thus to pro- ployed-pass-fail, paragraph eval- in social relationships.
ant to the director of student or- vide a more common ground on uations of a student's performance, Although all agreed with this
ganizations, points out that last which the committee could pro- percentage compilation of grade opinion, they thought that at the
semester's average fraternity grade ceed to analyze the question of point averages-inevitably lead to present time there is no substi-
point was only twelve one-hun- evaluations in general. some degree of ranking. tute for academic ranking of some
dreths of a point from the all- Different methods of ranking This is the result of the need sort in view of the demands im-
men's average. were consequently discussed in re- for some sort of evaluation for posed for such a standard by the

To Cheek on
Integrity of
Disclosure of CIA
c(ontributions Brings
Calls for Investigation
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-In response to
disclosure that the government's
top espionage agency financed ac-
tivities abroad by the nation's
largest college student organiza-
tion, President Johnson orded
yesterday "a careulvreviewof
any government activities that
may endanger" the "integrity and
independence" of America's edu-
cational institutions.
The disclosure. that the Central
Intelligence Agency had been se-
cretly contributing funds to the
U.S. National Student Association
brought howls of protest yester-
dday and demands for a prompt
Johnson directed Acting Secre-
tary of State Nicholas Katzen-
bach, CIA chief Richard Helms
and Secretary of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare John W. Gard-
ner to draw up a policy to guide
"government agencies in their re-
lationship to the international ac-
tivities of American educational
organizations." Katzenbach made
the announcement of the Presi-
dent's action.
Eight House Democrats urged
an inquiry "at the highest level"
into the secret funding by the
CIA of the NSA's, participation
in world student conferences.
The organization received an es-
timated $200,000 a year during
most of the undercover relation-
ship, which lasted more than 10
years. It was broken off at the re-
quest of NSA.
The association, representing 1.3
million students at 300 colleges,
has both domestic and internation-
al programs.
Brown said Tuesday night it
"comes as a shock" to find the
board was "only the policy-mak-
ing body on the secondary level."
Asked who was the top policy-
making body, he said, "The CIA."
In an earlier statement NSA
President Eugene Groves express-
ed fear th relationship may have
ended the usefulness of the or-
Only a few top officers of the
organization -ever knew about the
arrangement, NSA spokesmen said,
and the reaction at the organiza-
tion's headquarters .Tuesday was
one of dismay and embarrassment.
The Washington Post quoted an
unidentified NSA official yesterday
as saying, "Every year the CIA
picked out a man or two that it
could trust and told them about
the undercover funding" of NSA.
The source said some of these
young men later joined the CIA,
often acting as liaison agents to
the student group.
The students group's connection
with the spy agency was confirm-
ed by government officials after
Ramparts Magazine announced in
newspaper ads that it would ex-
pose "how the CIA has infiltrated
and subverted the world of Amer-
See CIA-NSA, Page 2

Florida Students Go Into Second Day of
Sit-in Hoping To Rescind Probation

A protest sit-in in the Florida
University administration bldg.
headed into its second day last
night, as over one hundred par-
ticipating students called on the
Florida University administration
to rescind the disciplinary proba-
tion given to Pamela Brewer on
Miss Brewer was placed on pro-
bation for posing in the nude for
the campus humor magazine.
According to Steve Hall, execu-
tive Editor of the Florida Univer-

sity Alligator, the student news-
pare, "probation is one of the
lightest punishments a student at
Florida can receive."
Hall said that the sit-in, which
began following a teach-in called
to discuss the issue of censorship
on campus, has caused a division
among Florida University stu-
Opposition to the sit-in has
come from the "campus leaders,"
Hall said. He included the editors
of the Alligator and the student
body president in this group.
He said that the; coalition of
"leaders" are working with the
school administration to set up a
"commission composed of repre-
sentatives from the student body
and the administration to study
rules and possibly come up with
changes. Hall added that the
Florida University's Code of Con-
duct has come under fire in the
past several months "not so much

Miss Brewer was found guilty of'
"inappropriate and indiscreet con-
duct" by a disciplinary committee
composed of eight faculty mem-
bers and two students, all ap-
pointed by the Florida University
Speakers at Tuesday's teach-in
called for changes in discipline
procedures, including formation of
an elected discipline committee
made up of half students and half

antra- ana extra-educationai eval-
uations which must be met.,
At the end of the meeting, Dr.
Ernest Zimmerman, assistant to
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Allan Smith, raised the is-
sue of the standards used to de-
termine the status of a student's
enrollment as a "full-time" stu-
dent. A draft of various proposals
on this problem was presented to
the committee for future study.
Dean William Haber of the lit-
erary college, chairman of the
committee, summed up the meet-
ing as - a "very fruitful" one, es-
tablishing a "healthy dialogue be-
tween the students and faculty."
Members of the committee are
Professors Ernest Zimmerman,
Gordon Van Wylen, William
Brown, E. Lowell Kelley, Kenneth
Boulding, and Frances Allen, Dean
William Haber

Halberstam Tells of Isolation in Poland

Brandeis Student Class Boycott
Rated '80 Per Cent Effeetive

"Poland is a gray country and
is getting grayer." For David Hal-
berstam, New York Times cor-
respondent in Warsaw, the gray-
nes of Poland was represented by
"a year of isolation and c'onstant
emotional friction, waiting for the
government to say 'get out.'"
Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer
prize for his coverage of the Viet-
nam war, said yesterday in a Uni-
versity Lecture in Journalism, that

tacts, impressed on him continual- market as universally accepted.
ly the knowledge that he would be The populace regard the state as3
expelled. an "invisible occupation."
But, he commented on "the Poland is "probably the most
quiet daily bravery of the people- disappointing state behind the
their very contact with an Amer- Iron Curtain," Halberstam con-;
ican marked an active independ- tended. "Ten years ago we thought
ence from the regime." it had the most promise, but today
Halberstam found the Polish more stories are written about the
people greatly stirred by their change in Eastern Europe than
knowledge of American life. there is change."
"Politics is in a sense closed off" Commenting on the current out-
for Polish youth, he said. "They: look in Vietnam Halberstam voiced
know they cannot improve the his nessimism that uresent opera-

snecia To The Dailv

because it is unfair, but more be-U
cause it's unclear and ambiguous." WALTHAM, Mass.-A student
He hoped that the commission boycott of all classes at Brandeis
which is being set up will be able University which began yesterday
to "at least clarify the Code." was "80 per cent effective," Henry
Referring to the sit-in, Hall Sussman, news editor of the cam-
went on to say that those involved pus newspaper, reported yesterday.
in the demonstration "do not rep- The two-day boycott at Bran-
resent a cross-section of the stu- deis, which enrolls neai'ly 2500
dent body. They're the 'bearded students, was called to protest
people' - the campus radicals." "general overcrowding of under-
Hall said that the leaders of the graduate classes, and the resulting
site-in ,mostly members of the Iacr of faity-student-adminis-I

dress a mass meeting scheduled for
Sussman said that no one knows
exactly what Sacher will say, but
suspected that he will place the
blame for overcrowding on the
individual departments, rather
than on the administration.
President Sacher and a host of
deans and concerned faculty mem-
bers had met with students the
evening before the boycott. At that
meeting Sacher said he was "very
disappointed" by the technique of
nrontest mnlnvrl he the stuents

one was more realistic. It claimed
that professors taught 1.1 under-
graduate courses per semester on
the average, that individual coun-
seling was limited, and that nec-
essary courses were overcrowded
or simply not available.
In a statement distributed to the
faculty Monday, the Ad Hoc Com-
mittee stressed "the boycott . .
is not meant to be a reflection on
the quality of teaching at Bran-
deis. It is directed toward the in-
creasing number of situations in
which a teacher and his student

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