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by tonight

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedow


New Conflict

of Interest





When University President Har-
Ian Hatcher was asked last July
about a potentian conflict of in-
terest regarding his directorships
of three Michigan corporations he
he said "I have no comment now,
nor will I."
But President Hatcher may have
to change his mind.
A landmark opinion on Michi-
gan's new conflict of interest law
is exepected to be handed down
by Attorney General Frank Kelley
by the end of this month. The law
took effect last Friday;
The opinion will probably force
Hatcher to terminate his director-
DuBois Club
State Senate Attacks;
U of Illnois Group's
Legality Questioned
The University of Illinois trus-
tees today will "reconsider" their
recognition of the local chapter of
the W.E.B. DuBois Clubs.
Recognition of the Champaign-
Urbana DuBois chapter has come
under attack by the Illinois state
senate as a violation of the 1947
Clabaugh Act which forbids the
uise of the university property by
"subversive, seditious and un-
American organizations."
The senate declared that the
"DuBois Clubs have been desig-
nated as a communist-front or-
ganization . . . the senate urges
the Illinois board of trustees to
rescind their decision to recog-
nize the club."
New Republican Trustees
Three newly-elected Republican
trustees will be seated on the
board today. They replace three
Democrats who were in the 6-3
majority on a vote to recognize
the club last month. Sources at
Illinois said the board Is now ex-
pected to ban the club.
Hugh Fowler, national execu-
tive secretary of the'DuBois Clubs,
maintains that the Illinois chap-
ter is an autonomous group, affil-
iated in name only with the na-
tional organization.
Four representatives of the stu-
dent government's Committee on
Student Affairs (CSA) are sched-
uled to appear before the trustees
today to emphasize that the pri-
mary question is not the local:
club's affiliation with the national.
Affiliation at Issue
Dean of Students Stanton Millet
had been trying to make affilia-
tion a central issue in the contro-
versy according to Ralph Bennett, '
the local DuBois Club founder.
Bennett claims, "The real issue,
is whethe' the club should have:
the right to form. Recognition does
not imply approval but just gives
the right to use facilities."
Students are expected to again;
demonstrate against the Clabaugh1
Act outside the building where the
trustees are meeting. Several may
try to get into the meeting to pre-
sent a petition for the repeal of
the act.
Bans Subversives
T, he Clabaugh Act, sponsored In
41947 by Rep. Charles W. Clabaugh'
(R-Champaign) forbids use of the
university's facilities and campus-!
es by "subversive, seditious and
un-American" groups.
Illinois President David D. Henry
is scheduled to meet Friday with
20 student representatives to dis-
cuss the administration's stand on
the recognition of the DuBois Club.
Henry had previously refused to
speak to 700 students who gath-

ered outside the student union last
week demanding to hear his posi-
tion on the issue.

ship of the Ann Arbor Bank, the
Detroit Edison Co., and Tecumseh
Products Co. Regent Robert P.
Briggs (R-Jackson), executive
vice-president and a director of
Consumers Power Co., may also be
A number of other state college
administrators who serve on bank
and other corporate posts may
have to give up their directorships
The opinion will be harsh on
"cozy relationships between some
state universities and banks which
operate within their respective
university communities," a Lan-
sing source indicates.

Stringent new limits on the pri-
vate busines interests of public
officials will be set.
Even though the opinion hasn't
been released, the ivory towers are
shaking. Last week, Michigan
State University President John
A. Hannah requested Kelley to
advise him whether there is a
conflict of interest in his serving
as a director of the Manufacturers
National Bank of Detroit, Michi-
gan Bell Telephone Co., and the
American Bank of Lansing.
"There is some confusion about
what the new law specifies exact-
ly. If there is any possible conflict
I would, of course .resign from

the boards," Hannah added.
A Lansing source indicated that
Hannah's move was an attempt
to take some of the wind out of
the Attorney General's ruling.
which has been expected for;
"He knew he was going to get;
burned, so he came out ahead of!
schedule to ease the pain," theI
source indicates. I
The opinion, will interpret a '
1966 law which sharply restricts,
the freedom of public officials to '
hold interest in private corpora-t
tions doing business with state|
agencies. s
The 1963 Michigan Constitution I

says that: "No member of the At that time. Kelley requested
Legislature nor any other state of- that the Legislature act to clari.
ficial shall be interested directly fy the Constitution. The Legis-
or indirectly with any business y e tnsednewLogist
which has a contract with the laturethen passed a new confici
state or any political subdivision of interest law last June. The
where it might constitute a sub- law states that no state officer
stantial conflict of interest" or employe who acts as a director
Last March, following Theo
Daily's disclosure of the business .president, general manager, or
relationship between Regent Emer- other directive officer of a pri-
itus Eugene B. Power, chairman vate firm may "engage in a busi-
of University Microfilms, Inc., and ness activity which requires him
the University library, Kelley ruled to disclose confidential informa-
that Power was in a "substantial tion acquired in the course of his
conflict of interest." Power re- official state duties."
signed as a Regent following the Afte' a barrage of inquiries from
ruling. state officials about the meaning


of the legislation, Kelley decided to
draw up a comprehensive opinion
to clarify the law.
The attorney general's opinion
will discuss the abstract meaning
of the law and also meet specific
guidelines for officials. Kelley's
ruling will have the force of law
unless overruled by a court.
The University had about $1
million in endowment funds in-
vested in Detroit Edison and Con-
sumers Power as of last August
and is also served by Detrnit

General's opinion on his Consum-
ers Power interest. He said that
he has given all pertinent infor-
mation to Kelley and is awaiting
his ruling. Briggs Is a full-time
employe of Consumers Power; the
Regental position carries no salary.
Hatcher received $9300 in di-
rector's fees from Detroit Edison
two years ago. Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer Wilbur K.
Pierpont was a director of the Na-
tional Bank and Trust Co. of Ann
Arbor in 1965 but has since left

/ l I irligian aiIy

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. OP)-Gov. George Romney of Michigan
said last night he believes a lottery system for drafting youths
would be superior to the present system at a news conference at
Harvard University.
"I think there should be national standards on the draft
rather than the application of different standards as determined
by local boards," he said.
ENGINEERING COUNCIL announces that petitions for posi-
tions on the Student Advisory Boards for the Placement, Fresh-
man Counseling, Curriculum, and Program Counseling Faculty-
Administration Committees are now available in Dean Van
Wylan's office (255 West Engin).
Service is holding 'an open meeting tonight at 8 p.m. in 3540
SAB. The purpose of the meeting is to give members of - the
University community a chance to express their opinions on the
issue of ranking to the Committee. The Committee urges anyone
who is interested in the issue to come and speak. Also, written
statements will be accepted at any time. -
* * .* *
INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIL and Panhellenic Council an-
nounce their joint endorsement of the following candidates for
SGC positions: Bruce Kahn -and Ruth Baumann for president
and vice-president; Nancy Amidei, Judy Greenberg, Richard
Heideman, Enoch Knowles, Michael McDermott, and Kay Stans-
bury for Council seats; and Richard Metzger and Laurie Sutta
for positions on the Board in Control of Student Publications.
* ~*
candidates may state their views Thursday night from 7 to 10
in Aud. B. The presidential candidates will speak first.
* **
PRIZE WINNERS FOR THE'Fifth Ann Arbor Film Festival
are: "A Clue to the New Direction" by Andrew Meyer, First Prize
and Prix Gerard Malanga ($200 and $100); "Castro Street" by
Bruce Baillie, Second Prize ($150); "Winter '64, '66" by David
Brooks, Third Prize ($100); "Lapis" by James Whitney, Fourth
Prize ($50); "The Bridge" by Tom Berman, Awards for Local
Film-maker and Prix Henri Chapier ($25 and $100); and "Scis-
sors" "and "Four Girls" by Keewatin Dewdney, Local Film-maker
Award ($25).
* * * *
THE ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL last night passed a
resolution directing City Administrator Guy Larcom to draft a
resolution applying for Federal aid to finance a study of Ann
Arbor's transportation system and the potential for instituting
a mass transit system.

lEdison.the board. He could not be reached
for comment yesterday on his
1 Last summer, Briggs said that reasons for terminating the direc-
he would request the Attorney torship.
Strike at Ohlo U
Forces Shutdown
Report Congestion, Co:nfusioin, Tieups
As Students Get Early Vacation
Normally 15.000 students would be attending classes now in
Athens, Ohio, a small town 85 miles from the nearest metropolis. But
Saturday "it 'was like a ghost town" one student told The. Daily. "You
could even hear the wind blow."
The Ohio University students had cleared off campus Friday,
when President Vernon Alden called the spring vacation two weeks
early because of striking university employes.
Alden had told the wire services that all was quiet and that "we
and the union leaders have agreed not to issue any statement until
But Edward Dailey, the American Federation of Public Employes'
area director out of Youngstown, Ohio, told The Daily last night;
"Well, I'll be damned. I didn't know anything about that." Dailey
asked, totally unaware of administrative moves. "I haven't been able to
contact him for several days. Do you have his phone number?"
Dailey had been in Athens for the past week but had not spoken
with Alden since Friday.
"We had made some suggestions but had been given no replies,"
Dailey said. "If you're calling anyone else, would you please"tell them
we've made no agreements for turning on fans or anything!" the
union leader asked.
Dailey represents the union of 700 university employes who struck
last week because the university would not deduct union dues from
their wages.
Alden claimed that the university had no legal authority to do
this, citing a 1947 Supreme Court case involving the city of Dayton
for his evidence.
The workers struck on March 5 paralyzing the university. Alden
had the alternative of closing down the school, which he said, "would

-Daily---Robert Sheffield
"Ee-Iec-trical Banana is bound to be a sudden craze"

New Campus Discovery
By NEAL BRUSS "Bananas are selling at ten readers have offered a number of
Ever wonder why the grizzled cents each in Ashbury, Cal., says ways of using peels, and the San
iold fruit peddler smiled as he a California student. "At Berke- Francisco Chronicle has said the
rolled his pushcart down the ley, if you want a banana, you effects are not caused by the peels.
I rlle hi puhcat dwn hehave to get to the stores the mo- "You can wrap a stick of gum
street? ment they open," heradds. with a peel and let itset for two
"Scrape off the white fibrous A University psychology student weeks. Then you bake the peels
peel, bake it at 400 until it's dry, says that a day after puffing the and throw out the gum, he adds.
grind it up and smoke it in a peel, one feels like he has the "You can freeze the peels before
pipe," suggests one University stu- flu." ye baking them. Or you can boil them
dent. When you smoke it, your ,face for three hours. Different methods
T e results have prompted some muscles tighten. This is an effect give better highs according to our
here to hail bananas as a cheap of marijuana. But other signs like readers."
the morning-after sickness show
and legal substitute for marijuana. t mi nanteic. A University coed who tried it
"I heard a truck zooming out- is igt aean anesthetict said she rolled the peel in toilet
side my window much louder than back to a line in a song by Brit- issue. "Pipes arent feminine,she
usual," says one student after a ish folk-rocker Donovan, "Mellow said.
rent banana t e te nd Yellow: 'e-lec-trical banana, is A hfew sorority sisters and I
my sense of balance seemed ab- bound to be a sudden craze.' overheard some people talking
normal," adds another. "The current fad," says the stu- about smoking banana skins last
But other students report they dent may have been kicked off by Friday when we were at the Mich-
can't get high on bananas. "I tried an article in the California under- igan Union Grill. We decided to
it and nothing happened. Bananas ground paper "The Berkeley try it. .




Arbor this week to provide personal counseling and guidance for
students considering joining the Peace Corps. They will explain
what to expect in training, what programs are available this
summer, and what some of the countries are like. Appointments
can be scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday-March
14, 15 16-in Suite 317-18 of the Bell Tower Motor Inn at
300 S. Thayer.
* * *
NINETEEN UNION LEADERS from the Communications
Workers of America will meet.with any interested students and
faculty at a Guild House open luncheon-discussion tomorrow
(Wednesday). They've been on campus for two months as part
the International Leadership Training Program,.
* *, *
STOKELY CARMICHAEL, chairman of the Students Non-
violent Coordinating Committee, was reclassified 4F by his local

are only good for putting on your
cereal," says one.
"I went up on the peels," says
another student. "My hands and
eyes weren't working right. But
then I went to a T.G. and had
a few drinks. All the effects be-
came confused.''
"Bananas and their peels con-
tain saratonin, a chemical in the
nervous system," a Detroit phar-
macologist says. "But I don't
think smoking the peels could
bring abot the brain-blood tran-
sport necessary for a good psy-!

Barb." "It made me a little sick," she
A Barb spokesman said the af- said, "but I usually get sick when
fair began several weeks ago with I sit too close to a fireplace. Any-
an anonymous letter. Since then, how, I don't smoke."
U' Team Wins Fourth Place
n Putnam Competition

jeopardize the academic credit or"
tuition of our students," or start-
ing spring vacation two weeks
Thursday he announced that
the school would remain open. On
Friday he changed his mind.
He quickly gathered up some
students in Memorial, Auditorium
and announced over the loud
speaker system that the school
would close down.
Pandemonium set in. A girl
rushed into' the undergraduate li-
brary where some 500 students
were studying, jumped on the table
and yelled, "Alden shut us down!"
In three minutes the library was
empty, one student, reports..
15,000 students began what one
called, "The greatest mass exodus
since Moses went into Egypt."
Thousands of students trying to
cash checks forced the Athens
Bank to close down because they
"just didn't have enough cash."
The bus stations were jammed,
since they are the only way out
of the isolated town of Athens.
An attendant at the station said.
that the buses couldn't even leave
because students blocked the
It took phone operators almost
three hours to tell people to "quit
calling" and let the lines clear
before anyone could call out.
Hundreds of students took to
the roads in cars, on foot and
hitch-hiking in an attempt to
reach nearby towns to phone for
money and reservations for trans-
portation. One rumor had 300 stu-
dents chartering a train from Co-
lumbus to Fort Lauderdale.
When Dailey was asked about
the exodus, he replied, "Oh, yes.
Yesterday President Alden met
with his executive council and de-
cided to meet tomorrow with the
state attorney general to discuss
the legal "ambiguity" which has

'' Liaison
"The question of communica-
tions on campus and the Daily's
relationship with the Board in
Control of Student Publications
(now before the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs)
is in limbo," Prof. William E.
Brown of the dental school, chair-
man of SACUA said last night.
He reported that SACUA at its
regular monthly meeting yester-
day, decided to leave the issue of
campus communications open un-
til it could "take a look at the
whole problem," Brown says.
Committee Established
At the same time that SACUA
faced the campus communications
issue it created the structure for a
Committee on Evaluation of
The committee wa.s recommend-
ed last month at the SACUA meet-
ing in a report submitted by the
Subcommittee on Student Rela-
The committee will be composed
of 11 members: 8 faculty mem-
bers to be appointed by SACUA,
two students to be appointed by
Student Government Council and
one student todbe appointed by the
Graduate Student Council.
"We will consider the (campus
commnication) issue thoroughly
reviewed only after further stu-
dy," Brown said. "SACUA doesn't
feel it can leave things the way
they are now," he continued.
'Not Harassment'
"The Daily is only a part of the
whole chronic problem of com-
munications on campus. There Is
communication trouble between
departments and between faculty

The University has placed fourth

setts Institute of Technology, 3.
University of Chicago, 4. Univer-
ity~ of Michigan, and 5. Prince-

draft board in the Bronx Mond

Engineer Parley Prob
Question Benefits of]

lay for reasons not disclosed chedelic high," he added. out of 251 colleges in the United ton
Anybody who wants to ana yze States and Canada in the 27th The competition was administ-
banana smoke will have a lon annual William Lowell Putnam ered by the Putnam Foundation
e T iesrow fcheicaleeim saan fromheadquarters at the Univer-
Ge " ;sahead of him." a University phai- Mathematical competition.siyoCafrnatBeklyhs
macology professor said. "It could The Michigan team's rank was year. It was given in two three-
take ten years to track down the the highest in history for the hour sections of six questions each
* chemical involved." mathematics department. The on November 19, 1966.
P rofession There's nothing to these ba highest rank achieved in previous nThree Entrants
nana reports," says Tom McCann, years was twelfth. Each school designates three
a spokesman for the United Fruit Most Important Test entrants as its team before the
responsible for all of the develop- Co. in Boston, the world's largest: Prof. Melapalaya S. Ramanujan, contest.
ments. banana producer. of the mathematics department, Prof. George E. Hay, chairman
in "The only times you will get who directed the team, said "The of the mathematics department,
lack of student inteiest trips from banana peels are when Putnam competition is the most commented that the results were
the social sciences and humanities you slip and slide on them," Mc- important college level competition especially encouraging because
is responsible for the engineering Cann adds. in the country." "Placing within only one team member was a sen-
school's lack of a strong liberal "We did hear. however, about the top five schools is a matter ior.

"The modern engineer seems to
have a lack of interest in the
society around him," according to
an engineering student who dis-
cussed whether the engineer is a
.glinf,.h ir nrnfpec.-nn a+ an en- I

neer has assumed a major respon-;
sibility in today's life., . . . The
high standard of living in our
country is due largely to engineer-
ing know-how."I
The other student on the panel,:
AllanC line '6W7E .sid that the en=

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