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Students Should Be Consulted
On Possible Tuition Hike

The news releases are mimeographed, the television
tapes are set to go and President Harlan Hatcher got a
haircut at 4:30 p.m. yesterday in the Arcade Barbershop.
The $55 million is in the bag. President Hatcher will
announce that the University is definitely going to meet
its three year fund drive goal at a 9:30 a.m. conference
in the Detroit Press Club.
While thin on uncommitted funds, the $55 M drive
headed by Regent Paul Goebel definitely will provide
some of the needed Geritol to get the ailing Mother of
State Universities back on her feet.
Advance indications are that the fund drive will
probably go several million dollars over the stated goal.
HATCHER'S ANOUNCEMENT this morning will kick-
off a gala alumni weekend celebration which culminates
Sunday with a huge birthday party for thousands at
Cobo Iall in Detroit-certainly a wiser site choice than
McCormick Place.
The alumni weekend has everything. Among impor-
tant sons of the scene for the festivities are Peace Corps
Director Jack Hood Vaughan (he speaks at 6 p.m. today),
Esquire Publisher Arnold Gingrich and Lynn Townsend,
Chairman of Chrysler Corp.

(Unfortunately one of the University's best known
alumni, Haitian lifetime President Francois "Papa Doc"
Duvalier, a medical school graduate, couldn't break from
the island for the festivities. Apparently Duvalier hasn't
made his $55 M pledge either.)
BEST OF ALL, the biggest weekend of the year has
been conveniently scheduled during spring break, so the
alumni won't be bothered by a lot of students. If you
can't go home this weekend, at least keep things down.
The administration and the alumni have a right to
some peace and quiet once in a while.
Actually the weekend should provide a welcome relief
to administrators here who have been up to their neck
in crisis.
Optimism is even rising at the Student Activities.
Building. Says one crisis-watching official "If we can get
past the Cinema Guild furor, we should be able to make
it through the rest of the semester without a crisis."
In the wake of the Cinema Guild affair the Ann
Arbor City Council passed a resolution Monday night
telling "all citizens" to "be concerned and disturbed by
th evolution of an acceptance of pornography and
They need have little fear since Vice-President for

Student Affairs Richard L. Cutler is "concerned" and
working hard to keep things clean on campus.
In a meeting with Student Government Council Feb.
20, Cutler strongly hinted that if SGC did not stop
Cinema Guild from showing Andy Warhol's "Blow-Job"
that he, President Hatcher, or the Regents would.
He said that to maintain the autonomy of the Uni-
versity-i.e. SGC's decision making power-it would be
good if SGC blocked the film so that they wouldn't be
overruled by Cutler, the President, or the Regents.
Cutler said it would be best to quell campus emotion
by not showing the film. Cutler said if the film was
shown it would "lead to such a public furor that many
of our privileges and prized rights would be infringed
SGC has gone ahead and authorized the showing of
"Blow-Job," which is a 33 minute film of a man's face.
The only action is when the man winks and twitches his
BY THE WAY, hats off to the Ann Arbor News for
another fine job of University coverage during the
Daily crisis. While the New York Times flew a reporter
600 miles to cover the story, the News couldn't send any-
one five blocks.


Administration Building point to an
increase in tuition for the fall, '67 term:
" Governor Romney slashed $4.2 mil-
lion from the University's budget request
last month when he recommended that
the Legislature provide $62.2 million for
general operating expenses. In a year.
when Romney is calling for either fiscal
reform or cuts in state spending-a year
when the mood of an evenly-balanced
Legislature is unclear-there will be no
financial bonuses from the state.
The University is competing for fac-
ulty with schools that can offer allur-
Ingly high salaries. In addition, costs of
equipment, construction and physical up-
keep for the University ar erising.
TWO YEARS AGO, a similar situation
arose-though many people felt the
needs were not as pressing, and that an
increase was unwarranted. The decision
by -the Regents to approve a tuition (and
dorm fee) hike was made during the sum-
mer. It did not appear that students were
either consulted about the move, or given
advance notice to prepare them for ris-
ing costs of living.

At that time, University administrators
created a $250,000 financial aid fund to
help ease the burden on students - al-
though a good deal of that hardship was
due to the suddenness of the announce-
HOPEFULLY, the administration will
not work totally behind the scenes
again and forget to consult students this
time. Consideration of financial problems
and remedies could be the first task of
vice-presidential advisory boards. Before
students make long-range commitments
about summer employment and their own
budgeting, they should be informed of
the fees they may have to pay-even if
the Legislature has not acted on the pro-
Furthermore, if a tuition increase is
effected, the setting up of a financial aid
program similar to the one in 1965 would
show good sense and good faith.
Increased tuitions have been branded
as "appalling" by high state officials.
Even more appalling, however, are tui-
tion hikes suddenly formulated when
most students are out of town.


Letters:Heinous Sin of Sharing a Lemonade


Barry Untangles the Web

LAST WEEK history was made. The New
York Times and Barry Goldwater fin-
ally came out against the same thing-
the CIA's financing of a whole mishmash
of organizations, Whereas the Times
merely protested against the agency's use
of naive students for propaganda pur-
poses, Barry Goldwater revealed the con-
spiracy in its true, insidious light.
The.Central Intelligence Agency, osten-
sibly a protector of, puppet dictators
around the world, opponent of social
progress in underdeveloped countries, as-
sassination mastermind par excellence-
in short, defender of everything a lot of
Americans hold sacred-is secretly financ-
ing the Socialist Conspiracy!
As the list of, funded organizations
grew in size after the initial NSA revela-
tions, it became obvious (even to the
most otiose), that the CIA was linked
with blatantly pro-leftist groups - the
Institute of Public Administration of New
York, the National Education Association
and the Retail Clerks International As-
sociation of Washington, D.C.
WMN IT WAS discovered that Norman
Thomas was also involved, Barry could

remain silent no longer. As the former
senator put it, "Why don't they spread
the money around? In other words, what
they have been doing with it as far as I
can see, is to finance Socialism in Amer-
And now it all becomes clear. The CIA
-really "Communist Infiltrators Anony-
mous"-has been secretly engaged in a
'gargantuan struggle with J. Edgar Hoov-
er. (In fact, one of the subsidized groups
did an expose on the FBI-the "Freedom-
Building Incognitos.") Hoover's opposition
to the consular treaty is really aimed at
preventing Russian undercover agents
(dupes of the CIA?) from discovering the
truth about American Communist party
secretary Gus Hall, who is really a G-
man in disguise.
The ramifications of the CIA plot may
never be totally comprehended, but one
thing stands out amidst the confusion. As
the Bard so aptly put it 350 years ago:
"WHAT A TANGLED web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive."
Acting Associate Editorial Director

To the Editor:
LIVING as a member of a highly
organized bureaucracy is un-
pleasant at best; it is unbearable
when the bureaucracy refuses to
deal with any situation on a per-
sonal, individual basis. This un-
bearable situation is the way of
life at South Quad.
On February 24, a friend of
mine who does not live in the
quad, sat with me as I ate lunch
in the SQ dining room. In the
course of the meal, my friend
took approximately three sips of
lemonade. Immediately, a kitchen
official rushed out, accused me of
"sharing my lunch," and confis-
cated my meal ticket. (Meal shar-
ing is strictly prohibited by SQ
rules.) She treated me not like
a person, with whom she could
liscuss the situation, but like a
piece of machinery which had
broken down and needed repair
(punishment). I was told that I
would have to see Mr. Fox, the
quad director, to retrieve my tick-
NEXT, I WENT to Mr. Fox's of-
fice. The quad director explained
to me that sharing a meal is
against quad rules, which I knew.
I explained that I do not consider
three sips of lemonade to be a
''meal," but that I would be quite
willing to pay for the lemonade,
assuming that the lemonade would
cost about 2c. Mr. Fox informed
me that the cost of lemonade is
3%/c, but that I would have to
pay a $2 fine for violation of the
Frustrated by Mr. Fox's refusal
to consider the individual case,
his refusal to consider whether or
not lemonade constitutes a meal,
I asked him if. he ever thought
about people, not rules. He replied,
"No, never." This remark may have
been meant sarcastically, but I
have had no indication that it is
not true.
ALTHOUGH I can see the point
of a rule which forbids stealing
extra food for friends, the lem-
onade does not constitute "extra"
food. I have paid approximately
$475 to live in South Quad this
semester, and a good part of that
sum is a pre-payment for meals.
Thus, I had already paid for the
lemonade which my friend drank,
and I cannot understand the jus-
tice of a rule which fines me for
putting it into his mouth, instead
of my own. I also question the le-
gality of a system which with-
holds academic credits as a pun-
ishment for not paying a dormi-
tory fine.
At this point I am not concern-
ed about the $2 fine; I have paid
it. However, I refuse to succumb
quietly to a system which has no
respect- for the individual, and
which is concerned only with the
machinery of bureaucracy.
-Linda Shapiro, '69



. Time for the
Gifts in Order?
To the Editor:
A T THE RISK of sounding like
sour grape-eaters, we feel some
comment should be made on the
University Activities Center's prac-
tice of giving cash awards to out-
going executive committee mem-
bers. The case of Soph Show is the
one about which we have some
knowledge, but it is merely a case
in point.
An award of $50 was presented
to each of the general co-chair-
men of Soph Show. The amount
of work they did on the show is
not in issue; both worked long and
hard. But there were others-the
cast in particular - who worked
just as long and just as hard.
They expect no remuneration and
receive none. Similar cases -exist
for all major UAC functions. For
that reason, presentation of cash
awards to the general co-chairmen
or any other participant in a
UAC function is both unjust and
in poor taste.
FOR THE PRESENT, all we can
do is urge that the practice be
discontinued in the future. But we
would recommend to all recipients
-and we are sure they will agree-
that this money be donated to
some worthwhile University func-
tion such as the Residential Col-
-Raymond Taetle,'69
-Robert Kanter, '69
--Robert Deutsch, '69
Prejudging 'Creatures'
To the Editor:
the Ann Arbor City Council
supporting that often-quoted and

next event . . ."

Panhel and Membership Policies

misquoted statement of Univer-
sity President Hatcher at last
month's Regents meeting. The
context of the speech has been
disputed, but City Council last
night decided it was about "the
evolution of vulgarity."
The actions of City Council and
President Hatcher both refer to
Cinema Guild's showing of "Fla-
ming Creatures" I fail to see how
City Council is so' confident that
obscenity is involved. As far as I
know, unless they have availed
themselves of the police station's
film library, they have not seen
"Flaming Creatures."
relying on Lieut. Staudenmeier's
one-paragraph description of the
film, contained in the Ann Arbor
police's brief. If they are, I re-
mind them the brief is still only
an allegation. I have read this my-
self, and cannot identify the de-
scription as fitting the "Flaming
Creatures" I saw.
Last night's City Council action
represents a large step toward
prejudicing the "Flaming Crea-
tures" case now in the courts. City
Counciltalks about "obscenity."
Yet the "obscenity" remains an al-
legation; the film remains unseen.
lected, it is likely that the very
clear-cut issues of the Cinema
Guild case will eventually have to
be settled in a court of appeals.
The atmosphere of Ann Arbor now
is most certainly not conductive
to fair settlement of the case.
-Lemar Morrison, '68

Students, Not Faculty
To the Editor:
with Mr. Kahnweiler's letter
(Feb. 26) regarding the unhappy
state of the engineer's image, I
would like to point out that the
resolution he attributed to the En-
gineering Council was rather the
pious product of the engineering
college faculty. The Engineering
Council is in fact the Engineering
College Student Council.
On January 26 the Engineer-
ing Council passed the following
"The Engineering Council joins
with the Student Government
Council, the Graduate Student
Council and the Civil Liberties
Board of the Faculty Assembly
in condemning the actions of the
Ann Arbor Police Department in
confiscating the film 'Flaming
"THE BELIEF that any group
of people may act as a censor
for anyone else is indefensible un-
der any circumstances and it
makes no difference if the act of
censorship occurs within an edu-
cational institution or within the
community as a whole.
"We believe that the University
has the right and obligationto car-
ry on the continuous inquiry and
exploration of the world in which
it exists."
-Frank Haurwitz
Engineering Council
Attack on Fishwrap
To the Editor:
IN HONOR of that great Ameri-
can journalist, I would like to
propose a William Randolph
Hearst Prize for "creative" head-
lining and suggest that the first
award be tendered our current
campus fishwrapper. The headline
in the February 23rd edition is a
case in point: "Michigan's Legis-
lators Call Board's Action Appal-
ling'." On reading the article we
find that 35 legislators, acting as
individuals, forwarded their views
with regard to the board's ac-
tion to the University officials.
This is only one in a series of daily
examples of what our editors call
responsible journalism. We still re-
call the Pentagon "discrimination"
Under "Late World News" (by
the Associated Press) we find six
items ranging from tickets for the
coming Musket to a School of
Business Administration honors
banquet. I reckon it must have
been a slow day at Berkeley. We
now anxiously await the use of
yellow ink.
Pity, I can recall when The
Michigan Daily was once a great
-Howard Diamond
Assoc. Prof. of Elec. Engrg.

Power in Poetry
To the Editor:
''WAS Diag and the birthday
Did sit and nothing on the scene;
All flimsy was the Motown wake,
And the Booth missed its glean.
"Beware the Sesquiwack, my
The winds that bite, the skits that
The frivolous Bantamsyme.
HE TOOK his vocal sword in
Long time the bookworm foe he
So rest-d he by the Wines Field
And farce aplenty brought.
And as in uppish thought he
The Sesquiwack, with eyes of
Came strutting through the Fish
Bowl rude
And T-G'd as it came.
O TAP the Keg great'Sesquiwack
And chartreuse the purple too.
The vocal wolff is nessled drear
In vociferous trembulant goo
One, two, one two, the teachers
The music chairs went swing and
Mark Lane was bright and with
his head
He smartly stayed away.
TWASDIAG and the birthday
Did sit and nothing on the scene;
All flimsy was the Motown wake,
And the Booth missed its glean.
-Alan M. Kaplan, '47

To the Editor:
IN THE controversy between the
Board in Control of Student
Publications and the Michigan
Daily the lack of information is
a serious handicap to intelligent
I like to suggest that the
Daily would perform an important
service to the community if it pub-
lished two statements: (1) a state-
ment describing in some detail the
official relations between the
Board and the Daily. What is the
legal position of the Board? From
what source does the Board derive
its powers? In what ways, if any,
is the Daily responsible to the
Board? (2) a statement of the
financial condition of the Daily
and the Board.
A full disclosure of this sort
would, I think, provide the neces-
sary factual base from which use-
ful discussion could continue.

-William R. Steinhoff





lenic President's Council have spon-
sored a resolution that aims to take some
of the nationals' influence out of the se-
lection of sorority members on this cam-
pus. The success of the proposal depends
In large part on the actions of Panhel in
the next few months.
Although alumnae recommendations
are designed to provide additional infor-
mation on prospective members, some
houses cannot pledge a girl if an alumna
submits a negative report.
The Panhel resolution states that alum-
The Daily is a member of the Associated Press and
Collegiate Press Service.
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Published at 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mich.,
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Acting Editorial Staff
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City Editor Editorial Director
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LAURENCE MEDOW ...... Associate Managing Editor
STEPHEN FIRSHEIN .. Associate Editorial Director
RONALD KLEMPNER .... Associate Editorial Director
RSTRAN SCHNEPP.............. Personnel Director

nae recommendations are of "question-
able value" and could be used for pur-
poses of racial or religious discrimina-
tion. By necessity, the resolution is direct-
ed at national sorority organizations, since
they have the power to set membership
policy. Panhel's proposal puts it on the
student power bandwagon: sorority wom-
en are saying in effect that they don't
want someone 500 miles away selecting
their pledges.
Colorado and Wisconsin universities
consider this problem of alumnae inter-
ference important enough to have forced
their sororities to deal with it.
Unfortunately Panhel's resolution was
signed by the house presidents-not as
representatives with formal mandates
from their chapters, but rather as indi-
viduals voicing their own opinions. For
this reason, its effect on the nationals
may be minimized. To lend extra weight to
its actions, Panhel should have either
polled the chapters individually or con-
ducted a referendum of all the sorority
members. In fact, it is not too late to im-
plement these courses of action.
MOST IMPORTANT, Panhel must not
permit its proposals to die quietly. In
addition to presenting them, it must pres-
sure the nationals into accepting at least
a degree of local autonomy in member-
ship selection.

Mormons, Negroes, Romney, and the Presidency


agree with Orville Faubus, but
at least I know where he stands.
That's more than I can say for
George Romney."
Dr. Palmer S. Ross, Negro min-
ister, made this statement three
days after he attempted to pin
Gov. Romney down about his atti-
tudes on the Mormon Church's Ne-
gro doctrine.
The Mormon Church does not
admit Negroes to the lay priest-
hood because they are a "cursed
race"-descendants of Ham. This
inability to hold the priesthood
relegates them to an inferior,

tion with an example about the
Kennedys' resignation from an or-
ganization - the Metropolitan
Club of Washington, D.C.-which
did not admit members of minor-
ity groups, particularly Negroes.
According to, Dr. Ross, Romney
"dodged the question with an ir-
relevant statement about what he
told the Republican party."
Ross commented that "You're
not answering my question, gov-
ernor," and tried again. "Romney
became very excited-hot as, a
pistol-waved his hands and in-
sisted that he stood on his civil
rights record. Someone asked an-
other question."
After the meeting. according to

Dr. Sterling McMurrin, dean of
the University of Utah's graduate
school and a liberal Mormon, told
me that "Thousands of Mormans
would have been delighted to have
Romney say he didn't support the
church's Negro policy. He missed
an opportunity at the ministerial
conference to win votes and also
to do a great deal of good for
his church."
McMurrin finds it "hard to be-
lieve Romney takes seriously the
position of the church on the Ne-
gro-he doesn't appear to go along
with it. However, he is an ortho-
dox, practicing Mormon. He's in
a spot and I feel sorry for him."


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