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;Mild tonight with
chance of light showers

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom






Expected to ass niform Draft Rules

EDITOR'S NOTE: This may be the commission's report in hand, is
year Congress steps into thegreat expected to demand, at the least,
debate on the draft. Some sourcestodmna e
believe a change is in the air. This a revamping of the present sys-
article, the second of a two-part tem to establish national stan-;
series, outlines what could happen. dards and cut into the autonomy
By SEYMOUR M. HERSH of local draft boards.
WASHINGTON ( P)-The De- Nobody, not even the most
fense Department, President John- enthusiastic advocates of most:
son's Commission on Selective drastic measures, is willing to
Service and millions of young predict Congress will do much
Americans and their parents are more than that.
convinced it's time to change the Johnson already has made it
nation's draft laws. They may get clear he believes the law needs
their way this year.
The burden falls to Congress. changing. He established the 20-
which must decide by June 30t member commission last summer
whether to extend key provisions and ordered it to study exhaust-
of the Selective Service law. The ively the problem and come up
issue will get its most thorough with some recommendations.
hearing since the current law One high committee official said
was passed in 1951. in an interview that much of the
Sometime in the next two commission's actual decision-mak-
months President Johnson, his ing has been completed and mem-


bers now are in the process of
preparing a final version of the
The official said a key provi-
sion calls for a shakeup of the
present Selective Service system!
and the establishment of national
standards to reduce inequity.
Still to be decided are two key
issues: the Pentagon's demand
that the order of draft be reducedj
so that youngest men get called'
first and the various'proposals for'

ity." Hershey acknowledged re-
cently," "but not with numbers.
Since World War I, right or
wrong, good or bad. the armed
forces .haven't had to worry about
At the heart of the problem-
and the discontent-is the present
system of local autonomy for the:
more than 4,000 draft boards
across the nation, many of them
headed by veterans of World War'
I. .

outcry has mushroomed only the or go on to graduate school The military's educational stan- drafted. Roughly. 70 per cent of
past two years-along with the' rather than face the prospect of dards have been eased in the past' all others also end up in the Army.
sharply increased U.S. commit- being classified 1A. few months to the point at which Many experts believe no work-
ment in South Vietnam. An estimated total of 1.8 million men with fifth-grade or equiva- able solution is possible within the
More than 600,000 youths have 18-year-olds will become eligible lent educations, are considered ac- framework of the present system.
been drafted since late 1964, but for the draft ool this year-the Crptable. As one means of solving the
mfsr thentd etumbdraf hisryBear- Critics have charged that this present draft dilemma, four major
most of the attention has focused largest number in history. By ear- amounts to increasing the chances alternatives to the draft have
on those youths who havert been ly 1970's that total is expected for lesser-educated youtrhs. to get emerged from the various confer-
drafted. to grow to two million yearly. drafted without boosting the ences and other discussions in the
The debate has produce a new But draft calls are expected to chances of the more privileged. past year.
breed of protester-the draft-card drop by a third this year. Last; But Hershey contends that critics These are:
burner; strained the present Se- week the Pentagon announced a who have charged the Selective 0 The all-volunteer military.
lective Service System for han- March draft call of only 11,900, Service with blanket discrimina- Advocates of this program, who
dling draft appeals; and led to more than 50 per cent below the tion against Negroes and youths' acknowledge it does not have
a series of high-court battles over 1966 monthly average. with poor education don't know' much popular 'support, envision
the constitutional rights of con- Adding to the disparity this all the facts. large military pay increases and
scientious objectors. year will be the Pentagon's new Recent Defense Department improved living -conditions that
There were those youths who policy of lowering mental and statistics show that about 30 per would attract enough young men
fled to canada to avoid the draft; physcial standards to permit an cent of the youths who drop out to meet all military requirements.
others flocked to join National estimated total of 100,000 margi- of grammar school and about 27 At a recent draft conference, it
Guard and Reserve units, and still nally qualified men to enter the per cent of those who go on to'
others d cided to stay in college' armed services. graduate school eventually get' See CONGRESS, Page 2


a lottery system to further re- The varying interpretations i
duce unfairness. these boards have given to the I
One fact is indisputable: the guidelines supplied by national
present Selective Service system is and state draft headquarters have
nf air. . led to the, inconsistent pattern of
student and occupational defer-
Even its most ardent supporter, ments that now is under heavy at-!
Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, na- tack.
tional draft director, agrees. The pattern has existed since
"We've had trouble with equal- the end of World War II but the

'U' Official
Blasts LSD'
Use Claims

c__ r __ - _- Anthro.Dept.
h 1AIic an BaI~J 9Will Involve
NEWS WIRE Non-Majors

Prof. To Give News
Conference; Police
May Probe Sitiation
University officials yesterday de-
iied that there was widespread
use of LSD and marijuana on cam-
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs Richard L. Cutler said, "We
attempt to keep our ear to the
ground but we just haven't picked
up any such information. We may
be stupid or blind, but I think
this office would know if the use
were as widespread as Prof. John
C. Pollard said."
One University administrator in-
sinuated that "Pollard was hav-
ing hallucinations" about the ex-
tent of drug us.
The rebutal followed a'claim by
Prof. Pollard, a psychiatrist in the
Mental Health Research Institute.
that LSD from New York was be-
ing sold on the "black market" in'
Ann Arbor at $5 per capsule.
Administration 'Laughable'
Last night Pollard said, "The
sale of illicit drugs is well-known
by many students; for me to make
a rebuttal to the denial by Univer-
sity administrators would be laugh-:
able." Cutler was unavailable for
comment last night.
Pollard is holding a press con-
ference at 10 a.m. in the Adminis-
tration Bldg. this morning to an-
swer newsmen's questions.
Pollard first made his revela.-
tions that "enormous amounts of
marijuana" and LSD "may be~
used on this campus" to the Wash-
tenaw Medical Society Tuesday:
night. Pollard said last night that
he could not substantiate his
claims with factual evidence. He,
said he had offered his views to,
the meeting of physicians and area
high school teachers as "impres-
sions and opinions."
Pollard has taken the drug five
times himself for experimental
purposes, until the supply was re-
stricted by the federal government.
He is seeking permission to use
the drug in further studies,
Police Chief Comments
Walter E. Krasny, chief of the
Ann Arbor police, said last night
that he believes "there is a great-
er showing of drugs around the
campus now than two years ago,1
that. is to say, we are more aware_
of it than two Years aao."
"We have suspicions," said Kras-I
ny about the incidence of LSD. He
questioned the use of the term
"widespreadto describe the situa-
tion at the University. "Pollard
talks about LSD, somewhat of a
'new kick' to us, but as far as'
marijuana-'pot parties' - we've
been aware of them for quite someI

.«7.J '

Second Department
To Broaden Base of
Advisory Committee

members who represent the poor has been filed with the local,
state and regional offices of the Office of Economic Oppor-
tunity, requesting a withholding of funds from the board pending
a review of the selection of a new clinic director.
Six members of the 19-member board, representing the poor
clientele of the aid clinic, were excluded from selection of the
new director last Thursday, according to Mrs. Emma Wheeler,
head of the local National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People.
The petition also protests the exclusion of the'six members
from the original personnel committee. It charges that "the
individual selected for director is a relative of a lawyer member
of the board, and national OEO regulations regarding nepotism
make the hiring of this man illegal."
* * *' *
PROF. 0. L. CHAVARRAI-AGUILAR of the linguistics de-
partment will resign to become chairman of the department of
languages and linguistics at the University of Rochester, it was
learned yesterday.
Chavarria-Aguilar came to the University in 1957 and was
acting director of the linguistics department for the 1966 summer
term. He is currently assistant director of the Linguistics In-
stitute of the Linguistics Society of America.
His current research is concerned with ancient Indian gram-
matical theory. While on leave in 1962-64, he established an
English language program at the Indian Institute of Technology
in Kampur, India.
sociation has petitioned the WCC Board of Trustees to recognize
the association, a faculty group, as exclusive representative for
professional-negotiations and collective bargaining.
The group is seeking recognition under the Hutchinson Act
which requires a public employer to recognize as exclusive repre-
sentative of the employes an organization which is designated
by the majority of employes. The association, a local unit of
the Michigan Association affiliated with the Michigan Education
Association, claims to represent more than 90 per cent of the 41
full-time teachers at WCC.
The board delayed action on the petition until the next meet-
ing. It held an executive session with its attorney on the require-
ments of the Hutchinson Act and expected developments.
THE FORD FOUNDATION has awarded $230,000 to 11 uni-
versity and Michigan State University, for. special instruction
in Far Eastern Languages. The three-year grant will support
summer institutes to help students of Japanese and Chinese
speed up their learning of the two languages.
The grant was presented to the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation, a voluntary association made up of the Big Ten
schools and the University of Chicago. The CIC Far Eastern
language program began in 1963 under a Ford grant.
Suspend So. Quad's
Closed Door Plan

The anthropology department's
academic advisory committee is
adding non-anthropology majors
to its ranks, accenting a growing
campus trend toward involvement
of a diversified student group in
shaping academic policy.
The anthropology unit is the
~second to include non-majors on
its advisory group. The psychology
department's academic advisory
commiteee took a similar step in
Widening the spectrum of the
group, according to one member ssociated Pres
of , the Anthropology committee, .LA (ESTATE
"opens channels of communica-
tors, and faculty. Almost every Gov. George Romney delivers his "State of the State" message in the House of Representatives
student enrolled needs a chance chamber of the Legislature. He asked for tax reforms. Standing at Gov. Romney's rear is Lt. Gov.
to participate in decisions which William Milliken. (See story Page 3).
affect his curricula and I am
hopeful the idea will spread to STA TS SYNIBOLS,
the rest of the University."-1
Acting in cooperation with the
teaching fellows, members of the ;A"
committee will talk to recitation
sections of the introductory cour- c se
ses (anthropology 101, 131, 222,! l
and 428) during the next week.
setoso h nrdutr orss(nhoplgE0.11 2,

Favor New
Regent Here
Top State Official
Says Romney Wants
Bipartisan Board
Gov. George. Romney is leaning
toward the appointment of a
Democrat to fill the Regent's seat
left vacant by the resignation of
Allan R. Sorenson (D-Midland).
a ranking state education official
indicated yesterday.
"If we follow the Gov.'s past
practice," the source said, the
Board would not become repre-
sentative of merely one party.
Sorenson was the last remaining
Democrat on the Board.
Mrs. Trudy Huebner, one of the
seven Republican Regents, has al-
ready indicated that she feels
Romney should appoint a Dem-
ocrat to fill Sorenson's position.
The announcement of a re-
placement is not expected prior
to the first of February. Romney
and his staff have been preoccu-
pied with the preparation of yes-
terday's stateof-the-state ad-
dress and other pending appoint-
Democratic representation on
the Board has dwindled rapidly
in the past year. Eugene Power
resigned last March and was re-
placed by Republican Alvin Bent-
ley. Carl Brabec decided not to
seek re-election, and both Re-
publican candidates, Robert Brown
and Mrs. Trudy Huebner, were
victorious in November.
Frequently mentioned in Dem-
ocratic circles is Donald M. D.
Thurber of Grosse Pointe, who
served one two-year term as Re-
gent before he was elected to the
State Board of Education. He was
defeated in November for a full
eight-year term on the State
Other possibilities on the Dem-
ocratic side include William T.
Patrick Jr., a former Detroit coun-
cilman, and Robert Nederlander,
a Detroit attorney who unsuccess-
fully sought a Democratic Regent-
al nomination last fall.
Republicans mentioned as pos-
sible candidates for the vacancy
include two former Republican
state chairmen, Lawrence B. Lin-
demeer of Stockbridge and John
Feikens of Detroit, and Mrs. Mar-
cia Strickland of Bloomfield Hills,
who is backed by Regent Alvin


They are trying to recruit stu-
dents, specifically non-anthro-
pology majors, for their next open~ I
meeting on January 25th.j
By including these non-anthro-
pology majors in their discussions, ByI
the group hopes to formulate pol-
icy to improve the introductory Whyc
aspects of anthropology. "Many Harlan1
students take these courses merely toilet for
for distribution," commented one, sity atto
committee member, "and we think doesn'te
they should be able to take them Status
for enjoyment as well as for dis- Nonen
tribution." are selec
At the open meeting several ministra
suggestions will be discussed by Universi
the students and a course , of Eugene
action devised. Among the plans The ex
for course improvement to be dis- servicet
cussed are: 'However
" Doubling the numbers of re- Presiden
citations per week and excluding second
one lecture from all introductory administ
courses. If this plan is adopted, What
the role of the teaching fellow serious
would be expanded and the recita- fices at
tion periods might have more Direct
meaning and better attendance. tions Di
Each student would therefore be today t
responsible for material covered Wayne
in recitation as well as in lecture. tains f
" Cutting the section size in does pri
half and having the recitation dents.
sections meet as discussion groups But U
every other week. The present John F
size of most introductory recita- curtains
tion section in anthropology runs though
between 35 and 50 students.
Although the agenda is still in
the formative stages, the commit-
tee hopes to use these suggestions .'
as an outline for discussion.
Future plans for the committee
include a closer study of the roleO
of the teaching fellow, specifically
in the area of lesson planning.!
Member of the committee ex- B
pressed their dissatisfaction with, "The7
the type of study undertaken in whelmin
the recitation classes. sponsibi
One difficulty in the teaching residenc
fellow's position is that he may overflow
be notified of his course assign- A last n
ment as little as three days prior function
to the beginning of classes. Mem- student
bers of the committee suggested But

does University President
H. Hatcher get a private
r his office when Univer-
rney Edmund Cummiskeyj
even get a carpet?
se. "All' office furnishings
cted on the basis of an ad-
tor's requirements," says
ty purchasing director
0. Ingram.
xigencies of providing legal
do not require a carpet.
, it's a long walk from
at Hatcher's office to the
floor men's room in the
tration building.
all this reflects is the
nature of furnishing of-
a major university.
or of Student Organiza-
uncan Sells (who resigns.
o accept a new post at
State University) has cur-
or his office because he
vate counseling with stu-
niversity Housing Director
eldkamp doesn't have any
for his office, even
he makes about $4,000

more a year than Mr. Sells. But'
then Feldkamp doesn't have to
worry about peeping toms, since
his office is on the third floor.
Sometimes office planners must4
make fine distinctions in furnish-
ing offices. Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer Wilbur K.
Pierpont, who frequently enter-
tains imiportant financiers has
wall to wall carpeting.
But Vice-President for Student
Affairs Richard L. Cutler, who.
usually entertains students has a
carpet that stops a foot short of
the wall.
Another symbol is doors. Execu-
tive Vice-President Marvin Nie-
huss has two doors -to his office,
Vice-President Cutler has one.
And Niehuss' Secretary has a car-
peted reception room. Cutler's
Sometimes lw level adminis-
trators luck out in furnishings.
Cutler's assistant David Baad has
attractive curtains in his office
which were originally.installed for
Mrs. Elizabeth Davenport, the
Assistant Director of Student
Counseling who now works up-
But other low level administra-

tors lose status when they have
special symbols.
For example top deans usually
get three ashtrays. But asistant
deans only get one. When one
heavy smoking assistant dean
brought an extra ashtray from
home the University Janitors re-
fused to empty' it.
But Plant Department director
Alfred Ueker denies that his staff
plays any role in perpetrating a
typicalMadison Avenue bureauc-
racy here.
"We have no status symbols
around here. Our janitors take
care of all property found in Uni-
versity offices," says Ueker.
Still the OSA's Sells remains to
be convinced. He brought two
Oriental throw rugs to work to
brighten up his drab tile floor.
They have not been cleaned or
vacuumed by University Janitors
in a year.

l et
dqual? Well, Not Quite

Committee To Issue,
State College. Goals

May Investigate
Krasny indicated that someone By JOYCE WINSLOW
in the police department on the South Quad's liberal new closed
narcotics squad would probably door visiting hour policy has been
contact Pollard in the near future suspended pending a review by the
"about witnesses or persons of University's Residence Hall Board
value" to the police in investiga- of Governors, Tomas Fox, direc-
ting the illegal use of drugs. tor of South Quad said last night.
Polard indicated that the Fed-
eral Narcotics Bureau had tried The experiment launched last
to contact him by phone while November by Fox allows South
'Quad residents to keep their doors
he was out.
"eina p i , e t closed when entertaining members
-Being a physician, the doctoro h poiesxdrn pc-
naturally has priveleged communi- of the opposite sex during speci-
cations with his contacts." said h fied visiting hours. Students in
Krasny. "We would probably re- other Residence hall must keep
quest that he advise his sources the doors opened, during similar
that they voluntarily come to us. periods.

could have any visitor he chose in1
his room at any time. This is ab-
solutely misleading."s
Te faculty members of the
Board indicated that the article in
the Ann Arbor News was the first
written statement on the visiting
hour policy they had read. They
did not know that the policy was
in effect.
But housing director Feldkamp1
wrote a memo to each Board
member in October detailing the
plan. He tucked the memo inside
a booklet, "Standards for Stu- 3
dents" which was mailed Nov. 1
to each faculty member of the

dler_ Defends Right
Academic Freedom

teacher has only one over-
ng responsibility-the re-
lity to be free," writer in
ce Leslie Fiedler told an
audience in Auditorium
ight. "And he has only one
n-to free the minds of
English teacher Fiedler
-e ri - -n-ar - mv flp

it is vain and pointless," said
Fiedler. "The teacher must con-
firm the faith of young people in
the power of their own senses and
Fiedler asserted that the prim-
ary duty of the teacher is not in
"forcibly injecting the student
with certain subject matter that
is, at best, optional, and at worst,

A "philosophical statement ont
the direction and goals" of the
State Master Plan for Higher Ed-
ucation will be issued soon by the.
study steering committee for the
development of the plan, according
to John Porter, head of the Bu-
reau of Higher Education and
assistant state superintendent of
public instruction.
The statement will also provide
boundaries and guidelines for in-
vestigations to be conducted by the
study committees now being es-
tablished,' Porter said
Once agreement is reached on
the philosophical statement, the
c--- .tr nmmf ppwillhprin +n

The statement will define the
role of the state board and eda'-
cational institutions in develsping
the plan and the obligations of the
institutions to make information
available for .the study.
Porter said the statement would
be concerned with the drafting of
the document and not its content.
Therefore, it would not include a
listing of issues to be studied.
Meanwhile, Harold Smith, pro-
ject director for the master plan,
recently reported that seven study
committees are now being estab-
lished to consider:
(1) potential enrollments and
enrollment projections leading to
growth renmmendations for the

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