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VOL. LXXVH, No. 136






Illinois Bans
DuBois Club
By 8-2 Vote
0 Cites Local Group's
Ties to National
'Subversive' Society
Special To The Daily
Illinois Unversity board of trustees!
voted yesterday 8-2 to instruct
university officials to refuse rec-
ognition of the local W.E.B. Du-
Bois Club. The decision reversed a
6-3 vote of February to recognize
the. club.I
University President David D.
Henry said he would abide by the
board's decision. The board, in ef-
fect reversing its decision of last
month, acted on the basis of a re-
port from its general policy com-
mittee. Stating' that "informal
connections have been found to
exist" between the local and the
national DuBois Clubs.
The committee report said the
board had cleared the club for
recognition last month "on the
assumption that there was no link
formal or informal" between the
two groups.
Register as Subversive
The national DuBois organiza-
tion has been asked by the Attor-
ney General of the. United States
to register as a Communist front
group with the Subversive Activi-
ties Control Board (SACB).
However, the board has chal-
lenged the request, and the SACB
has made no decision on the issue
as yet.
The committee said it acted on
the basis of information from
Dean of StudentstStanton Millet.
After talking with Ralph Ben-
nett, local club founder, Millet
said that the local club "is ad-
mittedly affiliated or connected
with the national organization,
taking these terms to mean a co-
operative, informal, but clearly es-
tablished relationship."'
Not Chartered
The local group is not chart-
ered, however, and it is auto-
nomous and independent. The
local club is not formally bound
to tollow any policy directives of
the National organization.
Heary said, "I would ,have pre-
ferred to have had the DuBois
Club recognized." But, he said.
the University would lose funds if
it recognized the club because of
public misconceptions.
The Illinois student government
is reported to be considering
bringing a Communist speaker to
the campus in defiance of a state
law forbidding use of university
proporty by "seditious, subversive"
The state senate's attack of the
trustees' original decision to ree-
ognize .the Club on violation of
this law, the Clabau-h Act. is
presumed to have brought pressure
to bear on the reversal:

u ie gan + ttilTo Evaluate
NEWS WIRE Aid Society


B efore Si




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Late World News

To Develop Set of
Alternative Plans;
Financing Uncertaiii

aff E lection

WASHINGTON (A)-The State Department announced yes-
terday that it will remove the 15-year-old ban on travel of
American citizens to Communist Albania. Relaxing the travel
curbs first imposed in the cold war years after World War II is
part of President's Johnson's annuonced policy to seek better
relations with Communist East E'urope. Still off-limits to U.S.
citizens are North Vietnam, Communist China, North. Korea, and
Cuba. Albania is an ideological ally of Communist China.
REED COLLEGE in Portland, Ore., will not provide class
rankings to local draft boards starting next fall, the Associated
Press reported yesterday. Acting President Byron Youtz said that
after the final grade review in the spring, a student who is
making satisfactory progress will have a statement to that effect
sent to his draft board. He said the college felt that class rank to
establish student deferments was educationally unsound and
undesirable and that Reed would work with other institutions to
have the ranking system changed.
* * * *
THE LEGAL AID SERVICE, set up by Student Government
Council, has retained an attorney who will be available for
consultation every Friday afternoon from 2-5 p.m. beginning
March 17. The charge to students for the service is $2 for each
15 minutes. Appointments may be made in the SGC office, Rm.
1546 Student Activities Building (call 663-0553 for information);
students should bring ID cards and $2 when making appoint-
JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES in the motion picture version
was presented in Ann Arbor last night without police inter-
Ann Arbor police chief Walter G. Krazny had discussed 'the
possibility that the film's showing raised legal issues with City
Attorney Jacob F. Fahrner and County Prosecutor Thomas F.
Delhey Monday.
Krazny told The Daily yesterday that a decision had been
reached in these conferences but would not reveal what had
been decided. Two plainclothes policemen did attend the open-
ing performance last night. Last night was Ulysses' world pre-
miere in 65 U.S. theatres and several more in other countries.
direction of Prof. George R. Cavender, will give their first for-
mal concert in University history tonight at 8 p.m. in Hill Aud.
The Varsity Band will play first featuring works by Tanese,
Handel and Thielman; the Concert Band will feature several
Ann Arbor premiere performances. No admission will be charged:
A CAMPUS CANDIDATE FORUM for all those running in
the Student Government Council election will be sponsored by
Inter-Douse Assembly, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Aud. B. The
presidential candidates will speak first.
JAMES GRAHAM, chairman of the Associated Students of
Michigan State University, last weekend was elected new Mich-
igan Region chairman of the National Student Association.
MSU's student organization decided two weeks ago to rejoin NSA
after a year and a half out of the organization.
American escalation of the war in Vietnam and called for a halt
to the bombing of North Vietnam in his monthly press confer-
ence. He said President Johnson is "seeking peace in Vietnam but
not seeking it in the right way." Goheen endorsed the proposed
draft lottery and reaffirmed his opposition to student deferments
"except where very definite national need can be shown."

The Citizen's Committee on
Economic Opportunity (C E O)
voted unanimously last night to
conduct a complete evaluation of
the Legal Aid Society (LAS), and
to draw up a list of alternative
suggestions if it was decided not to
continue financing the LAS as it
presently exists.
The committee has until April
30 to make its decision. If it votes
at that time to terminate aid to
the LAS, the society will remain
in operation until July 31, when
its contract with the SEO expires.
The LAS, a legal service which
provides counsel to people in the
county unable to afford other legal
aid, is staffed by University law
students and has handled 'over
1,000 cases since its inception in
July, 1966.j
Present Controversy
The present controversy between'
the LAS and the CEO began with
the filing of a protest with the
CEO over the selection of George
Stewart, a National Labor Rela-
tions Board attorney, as director'
of the clinic.
This protest was filed by three
CEO members appointed to repre-
sent the poor on the Legal Aid
Complaints against the LAS
board include:
-Their apparent unwillingness
to listen to the representatives of
the poor on their board.
-Attitudes of apathy or oppo-
sition to the clinic among mem-
ber's of the clinic's board.
For instance, the funds for the
clinic were not used until several
months after they became avail-'
able. The process of hiring a direc-
tor was also not completed until
six months after the funding of
the clinic.
--T'heapparent unwillingness of

Story Held.
To Protect
Past Staff Member
Informed Schwartz
Of Link Last August
Two of the current officers of
the National Student Association
knew 6f NSA's financial relation-
ship with the Central Intelligence
Agency before they were elected to
Ed Schwartz, NSA national af-
fairs vice-president, said both he
and President Eugene Groves were
told of extensive CIA involvement
in NSA's overseas programs at the
annual conference last August
about a week before the elections
took place.
Sam Brown, chairman of the
supervisory board of NSA, said
Feb. 17 that only, after having
been elected and signing a secur-
ity oath was a student told of the
CIA involvement. Brown also said
only one or two senior officers of
NSA knew of the relationship.
NSA waited to break the story
of the financial arrangement until
after Ramparts Magazine ran ad-
vertisements for an article on the
'relationship because they didn't
want to "compromise the integrity
of innocent people," according to

-Daily-Robert Sheffield
SGC CANDIDATES (left to right) Marti Lieberman, '69, George Steeh, '68, and Gene De Louw,
'69E," joined Judy Greenberg, '67, Mike McDermott, '69, and Janis Sorkin, '68, in a panel discussion
last night over WCBN radio. The students express ,d varied opinions on the question of the student
role in the decision-making process.
SGC Candidates Express,
Views, on Student Power

m 1A members :of 12t 7b V1t By MICHAEL DOVER However, she said that student Lieberman, who feels that SGC
many members of the board to
attack the legal and bureaucratic Speaking on a WCBN radio spe- decision making might.not be the should continue in its separation
structures which confront the cial, "Meet the Candidates," six most im)ortant issue, and suggest- from the OSA.
poor.SGC candidates last night express- ed that SGC work towards the "If no one else is going to rep-
ed a wide spectrum of views on goals desired by the students in resent our interests, we have to
-The hiring of a director who student power and representation any way possible. She said she fav- j represent our own," said Lieber-
has no previous experieth ce with in the decision making process. .ored re-establishing formal ties man, "if the interests of the in-
legalservices to the poor, and T with the OSA, broken by SGC dividual are not represented, de-
"manner rin wch teyrprnta from SGC ties with the Office of last fall in protest of the admin- mocracy has failed."
ties of h hothe rweres ign d Student Affairs to increasing con- istration's failure to consult stu- DeFouw also favored re-estab-
po t d s stituent r stati SGC de dents concerning the sit-in ban, lishing OSA ties. He said that the
Sh e n e v e r important decisions ..en representation in SGCde-which has since been rescinded for function of SGC is "presenting to
about the clinic were made." cisions. further study, the administration rational and re-
The board presently consists of The candidates agreed on the sponsible proposals and sugges-
12 awyrsonelawproessr, ndpoint of student involvement in Sorkin, however, pointed outspnilproasadsge-
12 lawyers, one law professor, and the on-makng poemt that SGC still receives $20,000 a tions. SGC must gain credibility
six representatives of the poor. the dedonhmtkimplese, it year from the Regents, and said in the eyes of students, faculty and
The lawyers are appointed by the The candidates speaking on this that communications have actual- administration."
County Bar. The CEO would like Th addtssekn nti ly been enhanced since the break, He favored a strictly repre-
to see these lawyers picked by the first of three WCBN interviews of benn c e the bre a sentative SGC, saying, "I think we
people they servethe 19 SGC candidates were: Gene pointing to the vice-presidential settvO.syig Itikw
people they serve. hDeFouw,' 69E; Judy Greenberg advisory boaitds as an example. should go back to the students
The CEO's investigation is in- Ede , 69E, Jery '69;bMi' She said that the major concern themselves and vote as they want
tended to determine if the board 67Ed.; Marti Lieberman, 69; Mi- SGCfaces is involving itself in is- to us to vote."
hasmae mximm ffrttochael McDermott, '69; George;
has made a maximum effort to chel. '69, and Janis Sorkin, '68 sues which affect the students, "In order for SGC to move for-
secure lawyers who will represent thereby increasing student interest ward we cannot remain an iso-
the poor, and whether or not Moderating the discussion were in SGC lated body," said McDermott. "I
poor, ad wheter or ot (,!ntam n _SOC. .

Total Year-End Credit Hours
Determine 'Full-Time' Status

'Quite Shocked'
"I was quite shocked, quite an-
gry about the whole business,"
Schwartz said, in recalling his re-
action to the revelation.
The CIA was disclosed last
month as covertly funding NSA's
overseas activities as well as the
activities of dozens of labor, edu-
cation. church and student groups
through "front" foundations.
Last August 'before the NSA
Congress, Schwartz was told of the
relationship. At that time Eugene
Groves, current NSA president,
was in London and could not be
reached. Groves was told when he
returned to the United States a
week later, according to Schwartz,
and subsequently elected presi-
Schwartz described the quandry
that faced him: "My question
was should I still run for office?"
He decided in the affitmative.
At the congress, Schwartz con
tinued, Rick Stearns, who was
later elected international affairs
vice-president, was curious about
an extensive security check which
he had been undergoing. When
Stearns was informed, after the
election of the reasons for the
check, he was "furious, as all of
us were," Schwartz said.
After Schwartz, Groves, and
Stearns had taken office, "the
question of disclosure of the. CIA
relationship came up several
times, schwartz said.
y { Ramparts Magazine
When the NSA officers learned
that Ramparts Magazine would
publish an article disclosing the
NSA-CIA financial link, a series
of staff meetings were held to
draft a statement about the rela-
tionship and 'to decide the date of
its release. They decided to wait
until Ramparts broke the story.
Replying 'to charges in the
column written by Columnist Jack
Anderson, an associate of Drew
Pearson, that he had urged the
NSA to withhold the information
1 from the public in order to protect
his 3-A draft deferment (occupa-
tional deferment), Schwartz said,
"My draft deferment was not in

The Office of Academic Affairs
is auditing undergra-, da te stu-
Jents' hours of academic credit to
provide certification of "iull-tine"
student status to the selective
service boards of those students
requesting the determination.
If a student has not completed
the number of hours indicated by
the study plan for his school and
degree program, his local draft
board will be notified that he is
ao longer making normal progress
toward his degree.
Certification of full-time status
:epends on a minimum number of
l ernester hours completed in each
academic year ending in August.
Students are advised to check
their own records to insure that
their progress will meet the re-
iuired schedule, as outlined by the
table, at the end of the present
winter term, according to Ernest
Zimmerman, assistant to the vice-
president for academic affairs.
If the student does not fulfill
[he number of hours required for
full-time certification, his name
will be sent to the coilns n- tlii-
Fice of his school. The student
must submit a "study plan" to

last fall and forwarded to the
draft boards of those students re-
questing the information. All stu-
dents enrolled for 12 semester
hours credit were certified as full-
time then. Draft boards generally
base student student deferments on
the "normal progress" towards a
The University has found in the
past that students not always tak-
ing a proportional yearly share
of the total academic hours re-
quired were still graduating within

the minimum number of years for
their particular program.
According to Zimmermann, a
survey of the minimum number of
hours requir d in each school and
program reduced the certification
of full-time status to the yearly
minimum shown below.
The number of credit hours are
not sent to the draft board unless
the student requests this be done;
only the information that a stu-
dent is full-time or not full-time
is released in this process.

there has been any breach of con-
tract or failure to perform services
by the LAS.
The CEO will negotiate with
the present board in an attempt
to bring it up to Office of Eco-
nomiz Opportunity standards for
representation of the poor. They
plan to talk with students whor
have worked in the Clinic and
former clients as well as board:
members. If the board proves un-
satisfactory, the CEO is prepared
to create a new one.
Mrs. Joan Adams, one of the
Ann Arbor representatives to the
CEO and chairman of the sub-
committee appointed to study the
activities of the LAS, made it
clear that the investigation is not
intended as a personal attack on

'68, and Scott Schrager, '68.
WCBN will present two more
interviews with SGC candidates.
The specials will be aired at 7:45
today and Thursday,
Greenberg said that SGC must
"create a bond between the stu-
dent and his representatives." She
proposed that SGC members go
right into the dorms to widen
contact with student opinion, and
that SGC hold referendums to as-
sertain the general student view-
point on issues concerning them.
Greenberg also called for an
SGC - sponsored re - evaluation of
Health Service and the intramural
system, and suggested that she'
was in favor of eventually allow-
ing freshman men a choice on
whether to live in the dormitory.

Lieberman said SGC must push think the word conjunction is
for implementation of the Knauss needed, not the word pressure or
Report on student decision-mnak-conflict." He did not specify
ing.Re s d enC deoul"convince whether he was in favor of re-
ing Htetsd GChould t establishing SGC-OSA ties.
castrated body" by gaining con-ofSGehcomrine the ati.nH
cessions from the administrationi of SGC during the past year. He
on issues affecting the students. brakth tadn ormal
He pointed to financial expendi- beak with the OSA does not mean
tures as an important area in communication would be harmed.
which the student voice should be;In response to recent suggestions
heaird. that SGC set up a well-defined
constituent assembly, with wards
Lieberman also said he favor- and precincts which could hold
ed "independent outside support" their representative responsible for
of SGC through money raised with their actions, Steeh agreed with
concerts and activities. He said !McDermott in voicing concern that
this would free SGC of control a divided precinct system would
from the Regents. I lack unity and mobilization of
"SGC began for the first time opinion, and pointed out that SGC
this year to take an active role in meetings have a constituents' time,
the decision-making process," said but that it is rarely used.
Sorkin also proposed the re-
structuring of SGC and the Grad
uate Student Council into under-
graduate and graduate assemblies
which would work together in mat-

Full-Time Student Standards


Normal Time

Min. number of credits completed at end of:

Poll Shows Entering I
Consider Campu 'S 1t

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ters affecting both. jeopardy. I did suggest (at the
In addition, she said that the staff meeting) . . . that it was my
veto power that Vice-President for opinion that a blanket denuncia-
Student Affairs Richard A. Cutler tion (in any NSA statement about
wields over SGC was extreme and the link) of the U.S. government
suggested the substitution of a would insure the reclassification
tri-partite commission of students, of the nine staff-members '1-A,'

Bus. Ad.


cent said they would have no prob-
lem meeting financial needs.

-Seventy per cent stated they!
have "drive to achieve" and 58







(4 yrs.)

in? American Council on Edu- The survey data provided an per cent think they have leader- faculty and administration. simply on logical grounds that the
-ation's survey of the University's analysis of the character of the ship ability. She also called for more stu- (draft) board would be antagon-
4.150 freshmen revealed that 72 student body. Results indicated -Political conservatives num- dent voter registration, pointing ized. Your article states that I said
per cent of enterin'students con- that: bered 19 per cent and 34 per cent out that over 50 per cent of the 'our information tells us if we
sider the campus atmosphere as --Freshman high school grades indicated that they are political student body is over 21. Lieber- blast the CIA, we'll still lose our
"in'ellectual." averaged between A and A- for liberals. man had expressed support for deferments, implying that the CIA
More than 70 per cent of the 15 per cent: 28 per cent had an Forty-nine per cent of the fresh- the student candidate for City . . . or somebody told us this would
fresmnnen indicated that they in- A- average. men interviewed thought their Council from the Third Ward, Jer- happen.' This is categorically


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