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Fair, sunny;
still cold

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom



To End in '68; Lottery

To Start in '69

Some Defermen
President Johnson's proposed'
lottery system to replace the cur-
rent selective system for the mil-
itary draft is scheduled to go into
effect on Jan. 1, 1969.
Before the system takes full ef-'
fect, however, the process of tran-
sition is likely to see the end to
most draft deferments, probably
by the middle of 1968.
The President is asking Con-
gressional action . to extend the
current draft law, due to expire
June 30, for four mode years. If
Congress grants his request, he
will, be empowered to make the
changes he wants by executive or-

ats To Continue:
der without further legislative ap-
While officials admit the tran-
sition process from the current to
the proposed system has "not yet
been thought through," they said
the chances are that the new rules
would not be used to disrupt the
plans of men now under the de-
ferment rules.
Graduate students currently de-
ferred would probably be permit-
ted to complete work to the near-
est degree under the old defer-
ment plan.
Johnson's proposals asked for
random selection for the draft
from a "prime list' of 19-year-old
and previously-deferred men each

year; an end to 'graduate defer- re-organizing the selective service either to extend the present law
ments in most fields except "ex- administrative machinery, is in FtLoom s- t or to enact new draft provisions
treme hardships," medicine, dent- the order of induction by age. In- Fight " 'overL ottery - by June 30. The current law gives
istry and the ministry; and the stead of drafting oldest men be- the President authority to estab-
abolition of deferments for fathers low the age of 26 years first. By PHILIP BLOCK ate student deferments. In addi- lish all deferments and induction
and men in so-called "essential Johnson's proposal calls for men and WALTER SHAPIRO tion. Representative F. Edward orders for the armed services.
occupations." aged 19, plus men 20-25 years pre- Hebert (D-La.), senior Democrat Senate reaction was milder as
He left undecided the question viously deferred, to be exposed to Southern Democrats are leading on the committee said that the Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-
of continuing deferments for un- the random draft first for a per- the mobilization in Congress to group Owill also work toward pre- Wash.) who is senior member of
dergraduates, but indicated that iod of time, probably one year. oppose President Johnson's pro- venting a national lottery. the Senate Armed Services Com-,
once a student had graduated They would be summoned in an posed lottery system for the draft. The President announced Mon- mittee said that while he did not
from college he would be placed arranged order to fill draft quotas Representative L. Mendel Riv- day in a special message to Con- want a lottery, he would not at-
in the pool with 19-year-olds. issued by the Department of De- ers (D-S.C.), Chairman of the: gress that he intended to establish tempt to enact legislation which
If otner college students are fense. Those not reached during House Armed Services Committee, by Jan. 1, 1969 a lottery to deter- would prevent the President from
kept on the deferred list, they will the call up. period would be ro- announced that he will try to mine who would be drafted for creating a draft lottery. However,
probably be given five years or up tated to a less vulnerable position limit the President's control over military service. The President left Senate Majority Leader Mike
to the age of 24 years to obtain a on the list when new men became the draft by creating explicit Con- undecided for the moment the Mansfield (D-Mont.) said he did
degree. If deferments are con- eligible. gressional guidelines. question of deferments for college not believe that Congress would
tinued for undergraduates, they Men who had never been de- Rivers announced that he will undergraduates, citing the dis- simply renew the powers of the
will also be continued for appren- ferred would be eligible up until follow the recommendations of the agreement among his expert ad- Selective Service Act and "leave
tices in certain crafts. 26 years: those who had received Congressional draft panel headed visors. everything to the President."
The major change in the new deferments would be eligible until by Gen. Mack Clark (Ret.) and Rivers' Committee will be re- In contrast to the response on
draft law proposals, aside from 35. oppose the ending of undergradu- I sponsible for drafting legislation capitol hill men, local reactions

to the President's draft proposals
were favorable.
William Haber. Dean of the Lit-
erary College and Chairman of
President Hatcher's Commission
on the Draft and Class Ranking,
felt that the change "was long
"It is clear to anyone who has
had any experience with man-
power, that absolute autonomy of
local boards must be balanced by
a clear statement of national
policy and criteria," he said.
"There is much *to be said for a
more equitable system of requir-
ing service in the armed forces,
than prevails under the present
Another member of the Com-
mission, E. Lowell Kelly of the
psychology department, also felt

_ -

Court Hears -
SDS Appeal
At Wisconsin
Challenges Student
Senate's Right To Oust
SDS from Campus
The University of Wisconsin TOKI
student ,court will present an in- ilitia ah
junction to the chancellor of the turned a
university and "the president of t
the student body today that places Chinese la
a restraint on the student senate's vince had
order to ban Students for a Dem- "againstr
ocratic Society from the Madison U.S.-Japan
The document, which will be ORAN
presented this morning, includes College ye
some of the strongest statements to Colum
ever issued by the student court,;
according the Bill Cambell, stu- McNair.
dent counsel for SDS. All bu
The court, through a spokesman, Negro sch
claims that..it has the power to are dema.
overrule the senate's decision and ment of tl
thus keep SDS a technically recog- pended a:
nized student organization. failure to
Challenge Authority fiuet
The Student senators said last taught on
night that they will fight this
"self-grabbed" authority by the AN A
court, One senator said, "They York's 84-
haven't got a chance." when the
The court's action came after The senat
the student senate accepted a com- T n at
mitee's recommendation that SDS in commit
be banned from the Madison cam- feller and
pus for at least one .semester. legislature
The committee chairman, Ar- Under
thur Dick Minar, said that action mother's l
was taken because SDS violated new legal
several student and faculty codes, introduced
during a recent Dow Chemical Co.: (D-Wyan
Breaks Student Laws mittee wit
Cambell was asked if he felt
SDS did in fact break student STUD
laws. He told The Daily, "I have elections c
no idea and, as counsel for them, presidency
what I believe is irrelevant.' Cam- seats on tl
bell explained that the present dent, vice-
issue is whether or not the student lege and
senate has the right to oust a stu- theat,
dent organization from the cam- theNatin
pus without appeal to the student, Board in t
court. trol of Int
The committee, which voted in As of
favor of SDS "dis-organization" by these post
a vote of 7-2, concluded that SDS Student A
had "willfully hindered the rights'
and freedoms of other students"V
when it blocked the doors leading VOIC
to Dow campus interviewers. The student se
SDS students, led by a Richard to ban th(
Cohen, were protesting Dow's "It is depl
manufacturing of war materials fellow stu
for the Vietnam war.g a better u
See COURT, Page 2

--Spurr Asks
4r iIlgain BaiI New Degree
NEWS WIRE Acceptance

Late World News

Two Post-Masters
Degrees Would Meet
College Teacher Need

By The Assm
YO-Radio Peking hint
ong the Manchurian bo
gainst Mao Tse-tung in
Anguage broaddast said
told the provincial mi
possible attacks of Sovi
nese reactionaries."
sterday made tentative
bia Saturday to seek
ut about 200 of the 1,70
oal have been boycotti
nding changes in schoo
hree students dismisse
fter leading demonstra
request the return of
one-year Woodrow Wi
year-old abortion law
Assembly Codes Comm
e is expected to keepE
tee and prevent the bil
Sen. Robert F. Kenne
present law, abortion
ife; the Blumenthal me
grounds for abortion..
d in the Michigan Lei
dotte); he said he expe
hout difficulty.
closes tonight at 10:00
y, and executive vice-p
he Council. Petitioning
-president, and secreta
the Engineering College
nal Student Associati
Control of Student Pub
ercollegiate Athletics.
yesterday, relatively fe
s. Petition's are still av
ctivities Building.
enate of Wisconsin Un
e campus chapter of SE
[lorable that a studentg
dents in legitimate p
niversity and put ane

ciated Press By NEAL BRUSS
Two proposed post-masters de-
ed yesterday that some Chinese grees below the traditional Ph.D.
order with the Soviet Union had level to meet the rising need for
n Red China's power struggle. A colge teachers were proposed,
the army in Heilungkiang pro- yesterday by Dean Stephen H.
litia to strengthen their defenses Spurr of the University graduate'
i-ti modserngesinismnd the ns school to the 22nd National Con->
et modern revisionism and the ference on Higher Education in
The degrees he proposed would
udents at South Carolina State "jointly . . . provide definitive aca-
plans for a 42-mile protest hike demic goals for individuals who
an audience with Gov. Robert want to teach . . . but whose pro-
fessional interest may not be best
satisfied by the type of scholar-
O students at the predominantly Iship required by the Ph.D. disser-
ng classes since Thursday. They tation." EDWARD ENGLISH, Negro folk poet,
1 regulations and the reinstate- "Academicians have come to is currently travelling around the worl
d last week. The three were sus- realize that the traditional train- Alabama, many of whom now live in a
ations sparked by the college's ing for the Ph.D. cannot possibly
two white professors who had -and pehaps not even propoge FREEDOM FIGHTER:
ilson fellowships, teachers in our overcrowded con-
plex universities, our multiplying
ILL introduced to broaden New four-year institutions of higher E n's.-.
was effectively stifled yesterday coegesdour axodingcom
nittee killed the Blumenthal bill. "By 'new degrees for college
a companion measure locked up teachers'." Spurr said, "we are noto
1, backed by Gov Nelson Rocke- speaking of a new terminology, but 1 1
dy, from reaching a vote in the rather of new acceptance of ex-
isting proposals in the hope that
a larger number of graduate stu- By MICHAEL DOVER plight
is permitted only to savethe dents will find a satisfactory ob- God, will you ring ing in'
asure would have created several jective both in terms of their aca- The liberty bell Tent
A similar bill has been recently demic pursuits as a scholar and Just one more time? and dr
slature by Sen. John McCauley of their subsequent career as a We need to hear it now. . must i
cted it to be passed out of com- college teacher. Edward English wrote those Theya
"Such acceptance does not pre- lines; he read them last night at tried t
elude the possibility-nor the nec- the Canterbury House. English is were f
COUNCIL PETITIONING for essity-of re-examining and tight- traveling the world with his poe- farme
for enng up the Ph.D. program it- try-a poetry of prayer and a sub- Eng
Openings are available for the self," Spurr added liminal protest for the freedom with t
residency as well as for regular The proposed degrees - forms and dignity of the Negro. ordina
is also being held for the presi- of which have been either prepared English is a deeply religious project
ry-treasurer of the Literary Col- or implemented in the University man of 52 years. He is current- is to bi
e and also for representatives to and other American and -Euro- ly reading his poetry in hope that to bui
on Congress and seats on the pean schools-are: he can shed some light on the federal
lications and the Board in Con--"A Candidate's Certificate, to
abe called Candidate in Phil-j
osophy." Spurr referred to a re- Hin[.11
w people have applied for any of port prepared by graduate deans
ailable on the first floor of the of the Big Ten school and the
University of Chicago when he
said the candidate degree "is pro-
' last night sent a letter to the posed for the purpose of recog-
s nizing formally the successful at-
niversity protesting the attempt 'tainment of that stage in the doe- By PAT O'DONOHUE Journ
DS. The statement read in part: 'toral program marked by the pass- alway w
government should restrict their ing of a comprehensive examina- ' U.n ewpapersr ss s tiont
rotest and in seeking to make I tion and the completion of essen- than European papers "but only passag
end to the Vietnam war." d tiallyall requirements up to the the New York Timesrand two or "We
doctoral dissertation. three others are worth reading," act c,
--- - "The certificate is intended to claimed playwright Arthur Miller all di
mark an intermediate point in the during a discussion of "The Right The k
advance toward the doctorate at a of Free Expression" held in Rack- much
level widely recognized in Ameri- ham lecture hall last week during said.
can graduate school." Sesquicentennial celebrations.' Mill
Spurr said in an interview that Miller was supported in his cri- oppose
R ig h ts the graduate school began giving ticism of U.S. papers by Arnold recogn
Candidate certificates last May, Gingrich, editor of Esquire maga- mater
but that this was an informal doe- zine. Gingrich said freedom and "I'm
ument. He said a faculty board in license are being confused by some be ag
the graduate school by this spring newsmen, and he specifically cri- the m
will consider creating a full Can- ticized the New York Times. ' in ch
, didate's degree, which would show However, Mike. Wallace of the he sai
formal completion of degree re- CBS-TV news said that "Free ex- "Ih
performance in the course.)" quirements unlike the certificate. i
-The student has a right to __ pression in radio and television is it all.
-"A Master of Philosophy" de- in just about the same shape in ties, t
protection against improper dis- gree. In this prgoram, Spurr said, every other medium of mass en- ing
closure of information concerning "students specifically apply and tertainment," despite "doubters' " "Th
his grades, views, beliefs, political are accepted for a program dis- claims that they are subject to the pa
associations, health, or character tinct from the Ph.D., and there pressure from sponsors and the any n
which an instructor acquired in is no implication that they will federal government.
the course of his professional re- be allowed to continue on toward a "If ted e re s one subject in whIntelliU
lationship with the student. doctorate following successful com-j e th
Draft Referendum pletion of their program." television and radio have demon- Thisa
Affirming the student's position Spurr said that current efforts strated . independence . .a.it magaz
as a responsible individual, the to establish a program like the is Vietnam in all its ramifica- two rei
Associated Students of Michigan proposed Master of Philosophy'for tions," Wallace continued. Mille
State University sponsored a refer- the urenaration of college teach- Gingrich spoke primarily of the PEN

-Daily-Chuck Soberman
presented his poetry at Canterbury House last night. English
Id in an effort to gain support for his neighbors in Selma,
makeshift "Tent City."

Otis Smith
Appointed to
Regental Post
Former State Justice
Named by Romney as
First Negro Regent
F o r m e r Michigan Supreme
Court Justice Otis M. Smith was
appointed to the University Board
of Regents yesterday by Gov.
George Romney.
Smith, a Democrat, was the first
Negro to serve on the Supreme
Court and will be the first Negro
to serve as a Regent. He will com-
plete the term of Alan Sorenson
(D-Midland) who resigned in Jan-
uary. The term.expires January 1,
Smith joins seven Republican
Regents on the eight-man board.
Smith served on the high court
from 1961 until last year when his
re-election bid was unsuccessful.
Prior to his appointment as a Jus-
tice, he served as assistant prose-
cutor in Genessee County, chair-
man of the state public services
commission and as State Auditor
Smith, 45 years old, is currently
employed in the legal division of
General Motors Corp. in Detroit.
Smith said, "It is a distinct pri-
vilege to serve the people of Mi-
chigan in any capacity. I am es-
pecially grateful for the opportun-
ity to serve on the Board of Re-
gents of Michigan's finest Univer-
sity and one of the,world's best."
Gov. Romney said, "I am de-
lighted that Otis ' Smith has ac-
cepted this appointment. The Uni-
versity and the entire state will
benefit from the public service ex-
perience and the personal attri-
butes he brings to his new respon-
sibilities. I know he will make a
definite contribution to higher ed-
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher said, "The University is
fortunate to have the service of
Otis Smith as a Regent and we
welcome him to the board.
Smith is a native of Memphis,
Tenn. He attended Fisk and Syra-
cuse Universities and graduated
from the Catholic University Law
School in 1950. He received Catho-
lic University's National Alumni
Award in Government in 1961.

Bents His Poetry:
pace, Not Power

of the displaced Negroes liv-
Tent City, Ala.
City is a town of canvas
y, barren earth. Its dwellers
travel two miles for water.
are there because they had
to vote in an election, and
orced to leave the land they
d as sharecroppers.
ish works in conjunction
he Student Non-Violent Co-
ting Committee's Tent City
t. The plan of the program
uy plots of land on which
ld permanent houses with
I funds, plots which can be
-bh Debate
.xpress iont
al "went far out of theirj
'hile the case was in litiga-
to reveal all the disputed
es in the Manchester book.
eneed a pure food and drug
vering printed media and;
ssemination of intelligence.
rowledge industry should be
better policed," Gingrich
er disagreed, saying that he
es censorship, although he
nizes that some "disgusting"
ial is published.
not saying there wouldn't
great deal of trivia even if
ost responsible people were
arge. Most of life is trivia,"
have a mixed feeling about
As the guardian of our liber-
he press has something miss-
e most important story of
ast year was not disclosed by
ewspaper--that the Central
gence Agency was polluting
.S. and all its- institutions.
was disclosed by a raggedy
ine, Ramparts, with maybe
porters," Miller continued.
er said that as president of
"Poets, playwrights, editors,

farmed to support the new inhab-
(Contributions may be sent to
SNCC Tent-City Fund, Post Office
Box 572, Selma, Ala. 36701.)
For English, poetry suffices. To
him the vote is the ultimate sec-
ular power. The closest he gets to
relating his poetry to the "Black
Power doctrine of SNCC's Stokely
Carmichael are the lines:
The strong will live.
The weak will perish.
Here is my struggle.
But English does not talk about
what he calls "SNCC politics." "I
am a religious man," he says, "I
am a peace man."
He spent years collecting drift-
wood on the Pacific; he has a
great love for the sea. With the
money, he hopes to make by sell-
ing reproductions of his wood ash-
trays, the purses he has made,
and his etchings, he hopes to build
two hospitals, one on the Atlantic,
one on the Pacific.

Justice Clark To Preside
On Moot Law Case Today .

SMSU Student Bill of
Receives Approval ol

By RON LANDSMAN The student could appeal any al-
and RICHARD HERSTEIN leged violation of his academic
In two separate actions at Mi- rights and also any university
chigan State University, the fa- regulation which he felt was in-,
culty and the students asserted consistent with the document.

The finals of the annual Henry
C. Campbell Moot Court Competi-
tion will be held today at the Law
Two teams composed of two sec-
ond year law students will pre-
sent their finl arguments before
retiring Supreme Court Justice
Tom C. Clark, Judge Wade H. Mc-
Cree, Jr., of the 6th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals, Commissioner
Phillip Elman of the Federal Trade
Commission, Dean Francis -A. Al-
len of the Law School, and Thom-
as E. Kauper, assistant professor
of the Law School.
The four students, Edmund Car-
ney, Robert P. Hurlbert, Carl von
Enge and Stephen C. Wood have
survived two elimination rounds
this year. Judging is based on the
-.y~r s.' .r . h iz .. : fc -A % h i

cases, especially that of Borden
Dairy Company vs. the Federal
Trade Commission, 1964.
Justice Clark's presence attests
to the national fame of the Moot
Court competition. However, the
other judges are also well-known
and qualified. Elman was involved
in the original Borden Dairy Com-
pany case while McCree has long
been active in this area.
"This is one of the most import-
ant student activities of the law
school" according to Dean Allan.
"Many other schools, recognizing
the value of such an activity, also
have case club student organiza-
tions, many of which are a requir-
ed part of the curriculum," he add-
Hurlbert praised the experience
saying that "it gives students a
rhan + t aos nd l m mtheir own


the student's position as a res- The document would requirel
ponsible member of both the uni- each department and college to;
versity and the general commun- set up channels for consideration
ity. of student complaints. A student1
A student referendum on the would have the option, however,l
draft held last week favored alter- to appeal the decision of a depart-,
native service methods. ment's complaints committee to'
The MSU Academic Senate last'the college committee,
week passed a 62-page document Main Points
m'ngpnteeing nmong other things, The main oints would provide


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