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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


Appoint Greene Deputy~
Of Civil Rights Group

Walter R. Greene, author of the
Pentagon's studies of University
hiring practices, has been appoin-
ed Deputy Director of the Michi-
gan Civil Rights Commission, ef-
fective April 10.
Since 1962, Greene has been the
Michigan Director of the Defense
Department's Office of Contract
Compliance and is now Acting Re-
gional Director of the Qffice.
The Office of Contract Com-
pliance has made two reports on
University employment. The first
study, disclosed by The Daily in
November of - 1966, focused pri-
marily on the racial composition
of the student body and faculty.
The report said that the Univer-
sity is known as a school "basical-
ly for rich white students" and
made 25 ;recommendations "for
broadening equal opportunities"
Discuss Hiring Practices
The second study, released by
the University several weeks ago,
made 16 recommendations on Uni-
versity employment practices. The
report recommended that "a
crash program" be established to
improve the "exceptionally bad
employment practices which cur-
rntl Lxist in the Sehool of En-

our recommendations. I have ab-
solutely no complaint against the I
way the University reacted to my
report. My only complaint is
against The Chicago Tribune for
the irresponsible way in which
they blew up the entire story and
got their statistics and facts com-
pletely wrong."
Spokesmen for The Chicago
Tribune yesterday had no com-
ment on Green's remarks.
"Our objective is not to achieve
a specific number, goal, or ratio,"
Green said in explaining the re-
"However, when as was the case
with a college in the University,
there is a total absence of any
members of a minority group, this
is indefensiblemin this day and
Greene complimented the knowl-
edge and understanding that both
the administration and the iac-j
ulty exhibited in regard to his
recommendations. He contrasted
the University's comprehension of
the meaning of equal employment
opportuity with the understanding1
shown -by most corporations. He
said, "The major problem we face
is a total inability to understand

have been the most effective in-
strument in dealing with discrim-
ination in employment to date.
For we are asking the employers
to take definite attion, rathger
than merely remedying one spe-
cific complaint.
Greene's new post will take ad-
vantage of his experience with the
Defense Department. Greene said,
"My new job with the Civil Rights
Commission has not been precise-
ly spelled out. But it is their in-
tention to use my experience in
dealing with compliance and com-
plaint review"
Quakers Ship
Viet Money
To Canada
About $1500 collected by area
Quakers to- provide medical sup-
plies for North and South Viet-I
namese was, transferred Sunday
to the Canadian Friends Service
Committee despite a U.S. Treasury
Department ruling making gifts
of money to the North Vietna-
mese or National Liberation Front
civilians illeghl.
Five area Quakers who made the
presentation were, Mrs. Kenneth
Boulding, Grad; Prof. Robert
Blood of the sociology depart-
ment, Gerald Lalone, Grad; Gil-!
bert Hamilton, a Dearborn highj
school English teacher, and Miss?
Polly Lee, a Waterford librarian.
Possible Prosecution
One spokesman for the five said'
that they may be liable to prose-.
cution under the Trading with
the Enemy Act and the Export!

Ninth President
Starts Term in'68
Managing Editor
Robben Wright Fleming will become the ninth president of the
University of Michigan.
The Regents elected Fleming, the current chancellor of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Madison campus at a special public meeting at
10 a.m. this morning. Fleming accepted immediately in Madison.
Fifty-year-old Fleming will become President designate Sept. 1
and take office officially on Jan. 1, 1968.
The Regents sped up their decision to offer Fleming the post here
after he was offered the presidency of the University of Minnesota
March 19.
Fleming was apparently waiting for the decision of the Michigan
Regents before moving on the Minnesota offer.
In accepting the Michigan post this morning Fleming said that
he has "already been in touch with representatives"of the University
of Minnesota and that he was "sure that it will shortly appoint a dis-
tinguished new president "
The Regents and-key faculty leaders met with Fleming informally
here last weekend. He has also t

talked extensively with alumni
and student leaders here.
Saturday several of the Regents
and Fleming met here with chair-
men of the faculty, student and
alumni advisory committees.
Fleming who holds a law degree
--Daily-Andy Sacks is well known for his work in labor
REGENT ROBERT BRIGGS (right) and President Harlan Hatcher at a news conference this morning, arbitration. He was chairman of
the presidential board which
helped settle the 1962 Atlantic and
1? 'Gulf coast dock workers strike.

ren iy ex. 11tu u.U1Url-
"' i what we want."
Discussing these reports. Greene Reviewing his experience with
said, "The University is proceed- C the Office of Contract Compliance,
ing very satisfactorily to meet all Green said,, "I believe that we

1 exrs , r . Driggs Report,
Flemings Acceptance

Report to the Board of Re-I
gents from Chairman Robert P.
Briggs of the Regents Presiden-.
tial Selection Committee:,
On behalf 'of the Presidential
Selection Committee, I submit to
the Board of Regents the nomina-
tion as the next president of the
University of Michigan Robben

Start project at Wrand D
four-month program wa
the Office of Economic{
Committee for Economi
46 pre-school children fro
the case of Leslie Bieder
week after discussing ai
profanity and references
Thousand Leaders Amon
has been presented ats
past year. According to
intendent, the casting o

- - ==_ Control Act. Conviction under the J Wright Fleming, presently Chan-
acts could result in 10-year prison cellor and Professor of Law at the
SITY students will volunteer for a Head terms and $10,000 fines. University of Wisconsin Madison
Day Care Center, Inc., in Willow Run. The The ioney was passed on to the campus.
s made possible by a $14,031 grant from Canadian organization because a I
Opportunity to the Washtenaw Citizens U.S. Treasury ruling prohibits Mr. Flemmg was in the original
c Opportunity. The program will serve ?checks or money orders to be group of candidates recommended
om Washtenaw County. processed by American banks by ytee In its evaluation of him the
the Vietnamese groups,.e.I t vlaino i h
Committee said "without excep-
OFFICIALS planned yesterday to review Symbolic Transfer tion, the comments which have
rman, a teacher who was suspended last The money was transferred in been obtained, both written and
a Michigan home to representa-th hknw im
play which had "numerous instances of aMcia oet ersna oral) from those who know him
to sex" in his classroom. The play, "A tives of the Canadian organiza- and have seen him work have been
tion before a symbolic presentation unanimous in lavish praise . . . He
ig You," is about life in urban slums and of a $1 bill in a Bible wau made i u rated an outstandig scholar
h of ai$tb ll i n a B blhw s ad

Mr. Fleming's academic and ad-'
ministrative experience has been
at the Universities of Illinois and
I isconsin, from which he earned
his law degree. His baccalaureate
degree is from Beloit College where
he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
His special field of interest is in
labor law and industrial relations.
He has published extensively in
this field and has been much in,
demand as an arbitrator. In 1966
he was elected president of the
National Academy of Arbitrators.
At Wisconsin his student-admin-
istration and faculty-administra-
tion relations are described as ex-
cellent. I quote again from the
Faculty Advisory Committee eval-
uation: "When finding it necessary
to decide against the wishes of
some special interest groups, he
has managed to do so in such a
manner as to avoid offending
them-and to retain their trust
n,-, fit -no l +Vnir ffnnin "

friendship. President Harrington
is one of the most distinguished
educators in the country, and Wis-
consin is lucky to have him.
Since it is known that another
great university, the University of
Minnesota, has considered my!
name among others whom it
thought to be qualified for its
presidency, I want to make it
clear that I have only the highest
admiration and respect for that
institution. I am sure that it will
shortly appoint a distinguished
new president. I already have been
in touch with their representa-
Having made the difficult deci-
sion to leave, I look forward to
becoming a part of The Univer-
sity of Michigan. Its distinction
is too well known to require reit-
eration on my part. I shall-do my
best to be worthy of its traditions.

Fleming says he is "strongly
committed to the academic free-
dom concept. You can't escape
controversy and you can't escape
bad publicity. Controversy is often
a pretty healthy thing. I guess I
believe that you can keep these
things from exploding if they're
handled with some care and un-
The new President' will be in
Ann Arbor Friday to attend the
University Honors Convocation.
Dean William Haber of the lit-
erary college who knows Fleming
through common work in labor
arbitration praised him as a "very
warm, calm man with tremendous
respect for students and faculty."
"I get a feeling that Fleming is
a mian with a great sense of jus-
tice," added Regent Trudy Hueb-
ner (R-Bloomfield Hills). "And his
wife will do a marvelous job of
filling the shoes of Mrs. Hatcher."
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher convened the historic
meeting this morning with a gavel'
made from the wood of one of the
school's original buildings, Uni-
versity hall.

R. Fleming':
The newly selected University
president, Robben Wright Flem-
ing, recently received a standing
movation from students sitting in at
Bascomb Hall, the University of
Wisconsin Administration Build-
The 300 students were protest-
ing the arrest of 16 students in
two days of demonstrating against
the presence of Dow Chemical Co.
recruiters on the Madison campus.
The students had barricated Flem-
ing and the Dean of Student Af-
fairs into Flemings office, but rose
to cheer when it was announced
that Fleming had sent a personal
check to post bond for eleven of
the arrested students.
Prof. Charles C. Killingsworth of
the Michigan State University
economics department who has
known Fleming for 15 years, said,
"I admire very much the equani-
mity with which he handled him-
self in the situation. He did not
favor calling the police but also
did not think that any small group
should be able to bar anyone from
the campus. He dealt well with a
difficult and explosive situation."
Fleming has been active in edu-
cation for 20 of his 50 years. After
receiving his B.A. from Beloit Col-
lege in Wisconsin in 1938 and~an
Ll.B. from the University of Wis-
consin in 1941, he went to work
as an attorney for the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
In 1947, he went to the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin as the direc-
tor of. their Industrial Relatioins
Center and in 1952 went to the
University of Illinois to become
president of their larger Institute
for Labor and Industrial Relation.
In 1964, he was called back to
Madison to become chancellor of
the University of Wisconsin.dy
Fleming is a man admired by
his colleagues. Killingsworth said,
"He is one of the men I admire
most, not so much for his scholar-
ship, which is not negligible, but
for the kind of man he Is. He is
warm and outgoing, but without
any evidence of backslapping."
Fleming has gone through i
previous test by student demon-
strators. Last spring, Wisconsin
students protested the compilation
of class rank for the Selective
Service System.

seven Detroit area c urcnes wimn i
Arnold A. Meier, regional school super-
f a 15-year-old girl as a prostitute was

at the Canadian end of the Atm-
bassador Bridge.
At least 30 persons crossed the
bridge while 20 kept a silent vigil
on the American side.


and excellent teacher." and tit seems) their azfection.
A sense of Mr. Fleming's atti-
The Student Advisory Commit- tudes may be evident from a re-
tee min a recent report rated Mr. mark he made in a Chancellor's
Fleming favorably, Report last September. He said,
"It will always be a black mark
against large universities when we
have to admit that there are stu-
dents who graduate without know-
( ing a single professor well enough
t lip to ask him for a personal recom-

OSA Plans No- Action on Jolt

By MIKE THORYN hate to have this effectiveness
"We are operating on the Cutler said that joint judic de-
assumption that a student Judi- cisions of "guilty" in the field of
ciary is capable of handling non- non-academic conduct can be
academic discipline," David Baad, appealed to him. However. "I have
assistant to the vice president of never had an appeal."
student affairs said yesterday. Last October, the Regents per-
Tentative Joint Judic appoin- mitted the vice president for stu-I
tees said over the weekend that dent affairs to delegate his judi-
they would give aquittal to all cial authority to "academic au-
students charged with violating I thorities. student groups, and


all staff, professional colleagues, itiated a committee to look into
phomore girls, and he is doing . the Health Service as part of a
ackground reading in order to "normal periodic policy of review-
ake an informed decision. ing a staff agency."
"In making the decision, I will "In this area, we need to an-j
trying to implement the phi- ticipate where we need to be years
sophy my office has followed ahead of time," Cutler said.
ver the past two years," Cutler Letters have been sent to the
.ys. deans of health-related schools
"The University experience is and the University offices of
ke the rest of one's life," he says. Housing and Student-Community
College should be a continuing Relations asking them to desig-

Mr. Fleming is a proven admin-
istrator, teacher, scholar and hu-
Mr. President, I move the elec-
tion of Robben Wright-Fleming as
President of The University of
Michigan effective January 1, 1968
and as President-designate effec-
tive September 1, 1967.
Statement from Robben W.
Fleming, Chancellor of the
University of Wisconsin Madi-

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