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VOL. LXXVII, No. 146 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1967 SEVEN CENTS
By PHILIP BLOCK duction and thus large donations
The Ypsilanti Greek Theatre, a Reasons for the theatre's large
unable to raise $505,837 in unpaid debts have been attributed to both
debts has decided to postpone its the nature of the Greek theatre
1967 summer season for one year. and the way which last summer's
the theatre group also intends season was launched. The Board
to ask Eastern Michigain Univer- wanted to reproduce Greek drama
sity to include Greek drama in in the United States just as it
its present theatre program, was produced in Athens.
At its Wednesday meeting, the 'This included converting EMU's
theatre's Board of Directors baseball stadium into an authen-
adopted the following two addi- tic outdoor Greek theatre, com-
tional measures: plete with, a Greek stage four
-Immediate efforts will be stories in height. In addition,
made to resolve the theatre's Greek drama necessitates a cast
$80,000 debt to the Federal Gov- much larger than contemporary
ernment. Unpaid pledges amount- theatre because of the use of a
ing to $33,000 will be collected to large chorus and orchestra.
help pay off this debt. However, the cost of the theatre
-The theatre will request that would not have been so high had
the Ypsilanti Chamber of Com- it not been for the speed with
merce and Industrial Development which the season was launched.
Corporation continue its recently Because the entire stage had to
assumed responsibility for the be built within five days, con-
business management of the struction costs were much high-
Uphold Many 'U' Rules
By MICHAEL HEFFER Counc
City Editor vacant
Several students awaiting final ciary.
approval of their membership on been in
Joint Judiciary Council predict lected
that in the future the judiciary still h
will acquit all students charged ped
with violating rules established by the s
administrators or established by Joint
students when administrators had condon
veto power over them. dentsf
The .students are part of a group little r
of nine recommended by a joint Stei
committee of Student Government four o
its 'All7 )T? A W'h r. C' -W-71
il and Joint Judic to fill nine
cies on the 10-member judi-
Although the students have
informally told'they were "se-
for membership," they must
ave their appointments ap-
d by SGC.
er Steinberger, Grad, one of
tudents recommended for
Judic, feels that he cannot
ne the punishment of stu-
for violating rules they had
responsibility for enacting.
nberger said that he and
thers stated this position on
their petitions for Joint Judic. He
said he has talked to all the stu-
dents recommended and believes
that at least six of those recom-
mended agree with his position.
"Our philosophy is that we are
not inclined to enforce aiy rule
which has not been passed by a
stuident. body which assumes com-
plete responsibility for it," he said.
"This L quite likely what we
will do," said Steinberger. say-
ing that he wished to inform the
campus of what probably will be
the basis for decisions.
JAZZ BAND PERFORMS
The University Jazz Band performed a t Hill Auditorium last night.
Students Influence Plans- For
Upcoming Residential College
The theatre originally hoped
that EMU would be able to supply
some financial aid but the pro-
posed measures call for no mone-
tary contribution on the part of
the University. The basic change
will be to give the theatre program
a more academic atmosphere. Sev-
eral professors in the speech or
drama department will be ex-
pected to fill some positions on
the Theatre's Board of Directors.
The Ypsilanti Chamber of Com-
merce first took over the theatre's
financial operations on April 6
for a thirty day trial period. The
chamber's manager, Donald Ruf-
fer, gave a summary o fthe thea-
tre's financial crisis.
"Of the total $505,837 deficit,
the $80,000 Federal tax debt must
be paid before any of the other
debt are settled. $270,000 of this
balance comprises several out-
standing loans and the remainder
consists of unpaid local bills."
During its fund-raising cam-
paign, the theatre has been look-
ing for a single large contribution
which would lift the theatre into'
financial solvency. However, for
the most part, contributions have
all been small.
ei than they would have been
Compounded with the unusually
high production costs were the un-
expectedly low gate receipts. At
the start of the season, the au-
diences barely filled a few hun-
dred of the stadium's 1,020 seats
during matinees. Towards the end
of the season with increased pub-
licity, the theatre began to draw
crowds two and a half times as
large as the initial audiences.
However, the larger gate receipts
could only skim off the top of
the quarter million debt that had
The small audiences were cer-
tainly no indication of the type
of criticism which the plays re-
ceived. Every drama critic in the
country gave favorable reviews to
Euripides' "Orestein" and to Aris-
tophanes' "The Birds," the two
I IA Y HE A1(IRRE "TED:Because we are judges and not
legislators, our actual decision can
only be made when cases come be-
fore us., when we are forced to
Locai Quakerl's c3C take the responsibility for each
individual decision. But I see very
little likelihood that our feelings
" will change."
Aid for Vietnamese Steinberger said he thinks Joint
Judic should recognize regulations
By LUCY KENNEDY Mrs. Kenneth Boulding, Grad, passed by students who specific-
Four Ann Arbor area Quakers one of the Quakers contributing to ally state that their rules are not
will risk a $10,000 fine or ten CFSC, said, "We are undertaking subject to administrative veto and
years' imprisonment today when this action in full recognition that that they take full'responsibility
they donate $1,000 to the Cana- the U.S. Treasury Department in- for them.'
dian Friends Service Committee, terprets such action as illegal."
a gi'oup that distributes medical The government, she said, bases He believes that such a criteria
supplies to civilians in North and its opinion of illegality on the woul4 mean that all non-academic
South Vietnam and the National Trading with the Enemy Act of regulations outside of SGC rules
Liberation Front. 1917 and the Export Control Act pertaining to student organiza-
Libeatio Frot. Itions and elections would fall into
The Quakers will be defying a of 1949.-thencaneyons wo int
Treasury Department order made This interpretation will be chal- the category of rules joint judic
last February, an order denying lenged in court, Mrs. Boulding
Americans~ the right to send funds continued. "It is our feeling that No undergraduate student can
to relief agencies providing med- no government has the right to be disciplined other than for aca-
ical supplies in North Vietnam regulate humanitarian relief even demic reasons without appeal be-
I when there is a possibility that fore joint Judic, he said. He added
and to Viet Congcontrolledareasuch relief can fall into the hands that under present rules "there is
Su Veof an enemy." no GSA power of review of acquit-
Joining Mrs. Boulding in do- tal" by joint judic.
nating to CFSC are Prof. Robert Students' Rules
t? ilS, J udige Blood of the sociology department, Steinberger, who spoke to SGC
Glbert Hamilton, a' high school last Thursday about' his position,
English teacher in Dearborn, and asd hersdiev sb su dens shou ,
rMiss Polly Lee, a librarian in said he believes students should
Waterford. lay down their own rules of con-
By LEE WEITZENKORN tion." Most importantly, however,
The Student Planning Commit- minecommitterchtectlpegradir
tee of the residential college has system, student government, and
been most influential in express- orientation program of the col-
ing student needs and desires and lege, she added.
in having these plans incorporated The student committee made a
into the new college, according to study of the University's present
faculty planners of the college. dormitory system and used it as
Merle Jacob, '68, a student on a basis for designing the dorms
the committee, said, "the commit- for the college. The dorms will be
tee has been concerned with all much smaller, having only about
phases of the college except for 40 students per living unit.
fund-raising and faculty selec- Their plans have strayed away
from the long corridor designs of
many of the present dorms on
campus. Also, many of the double
rooms will include a partitioned-
off area for studying.
Miss Jacob said the students
planning committee were also
deeply involved with the grading
system and to a. certain extent,
the curriculum of the college, and
worked for the inclusion of pass-
fail courses. This system will be
used for all language courses as
well As some oOthers-
MSU, StudEahO e
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY'S second residential college -
New College-will open next fall. The college's chief aim is to
maintain "the values of a close-knit student body" within a
rapidly growing university. When it opens, the college plans to
enroll about 100 freshmen and 20 sophomores, the Associated
THE GOOD FRIDAY MARCH of Spanish-American pro-
testing migrant labor working conditions in Michigan headed
toward the State Capitol yesterday after the group attended Tre
Ore services in St. Charles, the Associated Press reported.
In Friday's march some carried signs in Spanish reading:
"Viva la Causa."
Their cause, said Tom Chavez, chairman of Latin Americans
for United Political Action, LAUPA, is "workman's compensa-
tion for migrant workers, better housing and better education."
* * *
A TEACHER AT A JUNIOR HIGH school in a deteriorated
area of Detroit has been suspended for encouraging his students
to produce a play about life in big city ghettos, the Associated
Press reported yesterday.'
The play has been performed several times in Detroit-area
Leslie Biederman, 24, was suspended by school authorities
who called the play objectionable.r
Parents of children at the school say they will protest to
the school board.
"The play contains a number of items objectionable for use
in school with junior high school students," said Arnold A. Meier,
regional school superintendent, in a letter suspending Biederman.
* * * *
THE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN school is displaying an
exhibition of pre-Colombian art assembled by Robert Huber of
Mexico City in its main floor cases. The 72 piece display includes
artifacts from the Zapotec, Totonac, 'Aztec, Maya, Tarascan, and
Olmec pre-Spanish civilizations ranging in age from 4000 to 400
years. The show was lent through the Four Winds Gallery of
STUDENT MEMBERS of the advisory committee for the
Vice President for Student Affairs held their first open meeting
last night. Its purpose was the reception of student opinion and
organization of a staff to help develop a well-researched position
on the various concerns of the office of student affairs.
While the faculty committee .Although the half million debt!
was responsible for most of the will have to be paid through out-
curriculum, it also followed some right donations, the Theatre ex-
of the suggestions of the student pets to facilitate the building of
committee, Miss Jacob said. theb $150,000 EMU fund through
Among these will be the initiation thiUn tdehe donation willrb
of a science course designed for binding on the contributor only ifl
non-science majors. the 1968 season is actually pro-j
Although the student commit- duced. The idea was suggested be-
tee has spent much time discus- cause many board members feltf
sing the student government for that contributors had been hold-
the college, they decided to leave ing back because of their hesi-
the final formation up to the stu- tation to support a dying program.t
dents and faculty of the college EMU President H a r o 1 d E.
themselves, Miss Jacob noted. Sponberg is expected to presentt
During the community govern- the Theatre's plan to the univer-
ment orientation week, a commit- sity regents at their regularly
tee of students from the residen- scheduled meeting on April 10.r
His report will include an up-to-
tial college will be selected by lot date account of the Theatre's fi-
to meet with the faculty and begin nancial situation in addition to
the year-long project of setting up teebenefits tertheatre has to
a community government. Al- offer to the. university.
ah mmhth stud nent. g cn- The proposed connection with
though the student planning com- EMU is believed to have severals
mittee will provide some guidelines benefits. First, the theatre would c
for the students to follow, these gain prestige as a result of its as-
sugestonswil no besociation with the university and$
suggestions will not be binding. consequently might bring about
Next year's residential college increased contributions.g
students will all be freshmen. Second, the university would bec
This may be a drawback in able to use its broader purchasing
planning government, the planners power to obtain supplies for thea-
fear, because the students will tre at lower cost. It is felt thatc
have no experience in college life the haphazard spending of thea
and may have little idea about the first season resulted in abnormalt
type of arrangement most will operating costs. The Board feels t
benefit under, that a more sophisticated buyingr
The students hope that a com- procedure is needed if the thea-
munity spirit will develop at the tre is ever to become self-sup-
college and that the students Finally, the university would P
there will become actively involved provide a tax umbrella for con- d
in their government, Miss Jacob tributors, making tax-free contri- e
said. , butions possible. Under the pres-
The student committee's fourth'ent situation, a much smaller o
major contribution was the plan- amount of a contributor's income P
may be designated as a tax de- a
By ANNE BUESSER
Students at Michigan State Uni-
versity for the first time last
semester helped to determine fel-
low classmates' grades.
According to Prof. William Lash-
brook of the MSU speech depart-
ment, "student desires for respon-
sibility" have been partially satis-
fied at MSU where students par-
ticipate in peer evaluation.
At MSU student evaluations
count 11 per cent toward the final
grade given to 623 students in in-
Enlarges Class Enrollment
Besides giving students more
'esponsibility, Lashbrook said, peer
evaluation helps students learn the
bases of criticism and enables the
speech department to handle twice
as many enrollees.
In the MSU program, each in-
structor is assigned 50 students,
divided into two groups of 25 each.
The instructor alternates between
groups and, in his absence, panels
of students evaluate the speeches
of classmates according to pre-
In Ann Arbor, Prof. Howard
Martin of the University speech
department said that peer evalu-
ation was not an official policy of
the curriculum, although several
teaching fellows have been experi-
menting with them on their own.
'New Re-Education Process'
"It would involve a whole new
re-education process," Martin ex-
plained. "For the most part stu-
dents are accustomed to being
evaluated by the instructor."
Because there is no incidence of
overcrowding at the University,
peer evaluation is not necessary to
alleviate the burden of overworked
N t.7 TI LF /
instructors, Martin continued.
Asked if he thought students
should have opportunity to speak
in the more relaxed atmosphere of
an. all-student audience, Martin
said, "Fear is a damn good thing.
We can't always remove the trials
and tribulations from the world ...
it isn't like that. We can't sit in
our own family all our life."
One of the speech department's
teaching fellows who is allowing
his students to evaluate each
other's performances, James Holm,'
Jr., said, "I'm attempting to allow
students to criticique not so for
grading as for effective listening
and sensitivity training as an au-
With active communication be-
tween the teacher and the stu-
dents, Holm continued, the in-
structor can also judge the effect
of oral presentations on the stu-
dent audience. Without student
opinions, "all we perpetuate are
our own prejudices and biases."
'Basic Belief in Peace'
Blood called the action "a new
application of basic Quaker belief
in peace." He feels that the dona-
tion is a more positive application
than objection to military service
or refusing to pay federal income
Hamilton said that the con-
tributors had the assurance of
CFSC that the money going to
North Vietnam and the National
Liberation Front would be used
only for civilians.
Atonement for Vietnam
"This is only a token of what
we would like our country to do to
atone for the suffering of the
Vietnamese people," Hamilton
The practice of CFSC and the
Red Cross has been to supply
funds for medical supplies in equal
proportion to North Vietnam,
South Vietnam, and the National
Liberation Front. The American
Friends Service Committee also
divided funds equally between the
three groups until February's
Treasury Department order.
duct. He asserted that this is im-
possible w h e n administrators
make the rules or when students
make the rules when adminis-
trators can veto them.
"Residence hall councils and
judiciaries, if they do not assume
complete responsibility for mak-
ing and enforcing their rules,
could find all their penalties re-
versed on appeal to joint judic,"
"If they did pass and enforce
rules not subject to veto, joint
judic would probably refuse to
hear any appeals from house Judi-
ciaries, except on due process
grounds. This would leave the
dorms completely autonomous in
passing and enforcing the rules
that affect dorm people alone."
He added that rules of campus-
wide application, such as driving
regulations, could be enforced by
joint judic if SGC asserted juris-
diction and passed them not sub-
ject to veto.
Freitag Sees Space Program
Contributing to Human Welfare
By DAVID LLOYD
Capt. Robert Freitag, director
of the Manned Space Flight Cen-
ter Development, predicted yester-
day that space stations and
monthly lunar excursions could be
accomplished by the early 1970's.
Speaking before the National
Student Sesquicentennial Confer-
ence, Freitag warned against
ning of an orientation week for
" the college's first class. This pro-
gram will coincide with the orien-
tation activities offered by the 1 30 Possible
"tunnel vision" interfering with
the opening of broad prospects in
space. He said viewing the space
effort as a "race" as an example
of this shortsightedness. He also
encouraged today's youth to pre-
pare themselves for an unpredic-
table, but challenging future in
"To stand still," he said, "is to
fall behind. "The challenge is to
search continually for new knowl-
Freitag pointed to the proven
utility of space in such fields as
mapping, oceanography, global
communication and meteorology.
Future refinements of a "resources
analysis system" could enable man
to mark the progress of crops,
guard against water shortages,
and predict the harvest yields.
While such a system is not in the
near future, it could, according to
Freitag, evolve from continued ad-
ad- n + a r - a M n
"Man's survival depends on knowl-
edge" according to Freitag, and
the space effort is a major stimu-
lation'to new ideas in an increas-
ingly small world.
Included in the lecture was the
showing of the film "The Twelve
Gemini," "Gemini" shows how the
objectives of the Gemini flights--
long duration, rendezvous and
docking, re-entry flight path con-
trol, extra vehicular activity, flight
and ground proof proficiency are
Freitag said that our success
in the space age "vitally influences
our prestige in peace." The 'open
news coverage of United States
launchings, he continued, portrays
"a nation of great capacity and
determination." He also noted that
the Soviet Union spends two to
three times more on its space pro-
gram than the U.S. does.
Special Orientation S a
However, the committee's tac- In Searchfor W riter-In-Residence
ulty advisor, Prof. Ellis A. Wunsch
of the English department, terms R, TDTTH ROMTANfUn m 11..nCaA 'Pd'.-.r. Da,-1nannia nr,- the
0*~ 4-ha nnrnrnm
the college's orientation "a dif-
ferent kind of pi'ogram which
Stakes advantage of a small con-
munity of students and faculty."
For example, the students have
nnned a freshman seminar at
ny JJ r 1iik)ilr
The search for a successor to
Leslie Fiedler got underwayrlast
week as the Writer-In-Residence
Committee began sending letters
. to 130 prospective candidates.
program, empnaslzeu aary tenz
jamin, '68, general chairman of
the 1967 planning committee.
The 14-member committee was
responsible for bringing Fiedler
to the University last January.
--- o i a iv fn f- -vtn -r m i
peope 1aware LI.We3 rugr ain
existed and proved that it is not
necessary to have an eminent per-
son in order for the program to be
The intensive publicity cam-
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