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r ~Seventy-Sixth Yeart

Under the Influence
Stop In The Name of Love
of Meredith Eiker


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A2 U R & D Recruiting:
Another Milking Job?

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, has been declared a day of love
for Detroit, the day of Motown's first "love-in." As
usual the Midwest has lagged behind the cities innovating
the love-in-New Ycrk, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
-but our chance is finally coming.
Scheduling the event in the Belle Isle bandshell,
Trans Love Energies, a group of artists, writers, and
musicians who live and work around Detroit's Artists
Workshop, has planned a day of romping in the sun-
singing and dancing, balloons and food-holding hands
with strangers, and smiling at policemen.
The only advance stigma the day will bear is that,
according to the Detroit Free Press, the love-in is spon-
sored by "hippies" "Who are hippies?" Answers Free
Press writer George Walker, they're "People who wear
beards (some don't) People who don't care much about
money. People who (some of them) take LSD."
And, according to Walker, what's "square" is "every-
body else."
THE WHOLE CONCEPT of the love-in seems to be
kind of a nice thine. Noel Cooper, promotion manager
for Trans Love Energies, is quoted in the Free Press
article as saying, "Were trying to give people in Detroit

something like the Sar Francisco scene. We want to give
them something free. something they would enjoy. We're
going, to give them as much love as it's possible to show
"I haven't seen The Man (policeman) love a person.
I would lkie to see them come to Belle Isle and enjoy
the world."
Said George Zeipekis, "Bring bells and flowers and
dress as beautifully as you like. Just wear what you want.
People are people. No suits. No ties. Just feel comfortable
and free and happy."
NOW I'M NOT at all sure what the love-in in Detroit
is going to be like or who will go and who will stay away.
But I've got an idea what a love-in in Ann Arbor might
be like, let's say on3 scheduled in the Arb on April 25:
First of all. in true love-in spirit, The Daily and The
Ann Arbor News would publish a joint free edition. Guest
editors for the issue would be Vice President for Public
Relations Michael Raddock and Chris Carey of the Uni-
versity's News Service
Gary Rothberger would escort Lt. Eugene Stauden-
meier to the festivities in an official Sesquicentennial
car driven by Regent Paul Goebel.

SGC President Bruce Kahn would serve Vice Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Richard Cutler his hot dogs and
potato salad, while the vice-president prepared his state-
ment abolishing hours for high school seniors.
SINCE THE LOVE-IN would be held immediately
following the last final exams. Follet's and Ulrich's book-
stores would set up stands in the Arb for buying back
books at the same price they sold them for.
For entertainment the last 14 minutes of "Flaming
Creatures" would be shown along with a Mickey Mouse
cartoon for the adults, while guest bands would include
Harlan and the Regents, Ho Chi Minh and the Peace
Feelers, and Ed Robinson and the Movements.
Faculty members would finish grading exams with
student asistance, telling students how well or poorly
they did rather than turning in grades to the transcript
people and the draft boards.
ALL IN ALL the day would be a grand success,
everyone in the University community would love every-
one else -.-.
Maybe ...


THE UNIVERSITY is currently partici-
pating along with six Ann Arbor re-
search and development corporations in
a joint advertising campaign aimed at
recruiting technical personnel to fill va-
cant positions in both industry and Uni-
versity research operafions.
This slick advertising campaign, called
A2 U-M R & D, has thus far cost the
University some $5000 or 25 per cent of
the total cost of the program. At this
point, not a single research or profes-
sorial appointment has been definitely
The response to the series of display
advertisements, which has appeared in
three different technical journals since
last October and which will run through
the middle of the summer, has been ex-
cellent, according to both officials of
the University and private industry. Over
200 requests for information have thus
far been received.
tacting those people who do show
interest in coming to Ann Arbor seems
to preclude the possibility that they will
pick the University over private indus-
try, unless their talents are such that
only an educational institution can make
use of them.
When a resume is received from the in-
'terested party, a copy of it is sent to
the University and each of the person-
nel directors of the six corporations. The
University which is paying the largest

share of the project is given no advan-
tage in procuring an individual's serv -
ices. A person submitting a resume may
receive as many as seven competing job
The, University, with a generally lower
pay scale than private industry, is im-
mediately at a disadvantage. It apnears
that only those individuals' services who.
are not needed or wanted by private in-
dustry would come to the Unive st by un-
der the way the program is presently
THE UNIVERSITY has lent its name
and its prestige to a project for which
it stands to gain little or nothing. The
program, a part of the Institute of Sci-
ence and Technology's Industrial Devel-
opment Division, is supposedly designed
to serve the University's "public service
function to the state's industry." But a
$5000 expenditure to help other Wealthy
corporations recruit technicians seems to
be nothing more than a milking job.
The University presently has enough
problems keeping its faculty in the face
of tempting offers from just such com-
panies as Bendix Aerospace and Conduc-
tron, two members of the cooperative
The program is up for reconsideration
this summer. At that time, the University
could well devise more mutually benefi-
cial enterprises with local industry than
A2 U-M R & D.


Letters: The Handwriting Is on the Wall

To the Editor:
WOULD LIKE to applaud the
University for taking a firm
pro-Vietnam war stand. Yes, be-
lieve it or not, the University of-
ficials are definitely hawks. But
they are not too sure how this
would affect their control on the'
students so they have done it be-
hind our backs through the Plant
Every day as I walk by the
blue construction fences in fro n
of the Union I am affronted by
various slogans, exclamations and
statements of personal opinions
slopped on the aforesaid fence in
blinding yellhtic paint.
THIS IS ALL very .normal but
I would like to bring to your at-
tention the life expectancy of
these signs. An anti-war slogan
will last for three or four days

at the very longest, but the pres-
ent war signs ("Hang Ho" and
"Send the 1st to Hanoi") hive
been on display for two weeks.
So there you have it, the Uni-
versity of Michigan is behind the"
war 100 per cent and I would
like to congratulate them for tak-
ing this unpopular stand. Hawk-
ishly yours,
-Jeff Van Hartesveldt, '70E
Voice Resolution
To the Editor:
VOICE, at its April 11 meeting,
passed the resolution printed
below and asked its officers to
transmit it to SGC tonight:
"1. Voice notes that J. Michael
Forsyth6, SGC-appointed legal
counselor to students and Stu-
dent Rental Union's ,legal advisor,
is president of Associated Apart-

The Draft Card Law Burns Out

IT'S GOOD TO KNOW that one branch
of the government is still untinged
by the anti-left paranoia that has af-
flicted many public officials since mas-
sive demonstrations against the war in
Vietnam began.
Monday, a United States Court of Ap-
peals in Boston ruled as unconstitution-
al one absurd law passed by Congress
in the wake of these demonstrations-
the 1965 amendment to the Selective
Service Act which forbids the burning
of draft cards. The decision, written by
Chief Judge Bailey Aldrich, stated in
part: "In singling out persons engaged
in protest for special treatment, the
amendment strikes at the very core of
what the First Amendment protects."
A law already existed which required
all draft-eligible males to have their Se-
lective 'Service cards in their possession
at all times. Although the desirability of
that law is questionable, it should have
been adequate to handle draft card burn-
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Editorial Staff
MEREDITH EIKER, Managing Editor
City Editor Editorial Director
SUSAN ELAN..........Associate Managing Editor
LAURENCE MEDOW....Associate Managing Editor
STEPHEN FIRSHEIN .. Associate Editorial Director
RONALD KLEMPNER .... Associate Editorial Director
SUSAN SCHNEPP..............Personnel Director
NEIL SHISTER ..................Magazine Editor
CAROLE KAPLAN.. Associate Magazine Editor
LISSA MATROSS.... ...,............ .. Arts Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Neal pruss, Wallace Immen,- David
Knoke, Mark Levin, Patricia O'Donobue, tteve wild-
DAY EDITORS: David Duboff, Kathie Glebe, Aviva
Kempner Carolyn Miegel, Cynthia Mills, Jennifer
Anne Rhiea,
Sports Staff
tLARK NORTON ............. Sports Editor
ROBERT McFARLAND .... Executive Sports Editor
GRAYLE HOWLETT..... ..Associate Sports Editor
RICHARD STERNET....Associate Sports Editor
SPORTS NIGHT EDITORS: Howard Kohn, Bob Lees,

In singling out those who deliberately
and publicly destroyed their cards as a
form of symbolic protest, for punishment
more severe than for those who through
carelessness forgot to carry them, Con-
gress displayed a flagrant disregard for
the right of men to engage freely in pro-
test of public policy.
WHEN A MAN engages in an act of
speech, that act is protected under
the guarantees of the First Amendment,
so long as it does not directly infringe
on the rights of another individual. If
the act of speech is accompanied by a
violation of a constitutional law, then
that other act is subject to penalty. But
the two must always remain separate,
and only the second should be punish-
Many political activities, although not
literal acts of speech, constitute speech
in a symbolic sense. Thus, one who com-
mits civil disobedience may be punished
for his deliberate offense, but never
because he committed civil disobedience.
And one who burns his draft card in
protest of the war in Vietnam may be
sentenced for failing to have the card in
his possession, but not for the act of
burning the card itself.
SINCE THERE SEEMS to be a conflict
between Monday's decision in Boston
and decisions on other draft-card burn-
ing cases reached earlier in two other
courts of appeals, it seems that the Su-
preme Court may have to resolve this
conflict. Hopefully, the highest court in
the land will concur with the judges in
Boston on this issue.
An Exectution
AARON C. MITCHELL was murdered
yesterday by the people of California.
Mitchell, a 37-year-old Negro charged
with killing a Sacramento policeman, be-
came the first execution victim of the
year and California's first since Jan. 23,
Five hundred protestors spent the night
outside the prison walls and another
group kept an all-night vigil in front of
Gov. Ronald Reagan's home in Sacra-
mento. Reagan had refused a commuta-
tion on Tuesday.
raises the issue of capital punishment
into the foreground of public attention.

"And Now. To Get Back To The Subject Of
Ethical Conduct-"

ments, a local real estate firm;
"2. Voice urges SGC and Stu-
dent Rental Union to discharge
Mr. Forsythe from these positions
and replace him with someone
whose interests are not in such
blatant conflict with those of the
students he is to advise, and'
"3. Voice further urges SGC to
examine the procedures which led
to Mr. Forsythe's appointment,
and take steps to ensure that fu-
ture procedures for hiring legal
consultants are free of the faults
which permitted selection of Mr.
Forsythe." -
-Gary Rothberger,
Chairman for Voice
Serious Disruptions
To the Editors:
'/ITHIN THE past month the
University has experienced
two of the most serious instances
of disruption of the academic pro-
cess since the dismissal of three
professors by President Hatcher
and the subsequent censure of the
University by the AAUP which oc-
curred in the late 1950's.
The incidents to which I, refer
are the interruption of the speech-
es of Senator Philip Hart and
Repsresentative Gerald Ford dur-
ing the Alumni Weekend, and the
intrusion upon and effective dis-
ruption of the press conference
recently held by the president-
elect of the University.
THE FACT THAT these meet-
ings were disrupted by students is,
in my view, a matter of utmost
concern to those students at Mich-
igan who value academic freedom
and are themselves preparing for
careers and lives in which free ex-
pression and diversity of opinion
will play a large part.
No student in an institution of
higher education has the right to
act so as to prevent the expression
of views at variance with his own.
It is even less defensible !to act
so as to prevent such views from
being heard by others.
I do not believe that a univer-
sity can tolerate the presence of
those persons-whether students,
faculty or administrators-who
would challenge and inhibit the
principles of free expression, in-
quiry and diversity that make pos-
sible the advancement of thought
and learning.

THOSE WHO ARE unable to ac-
cept those basic conditions of a
university education ought to ab-
sent themselves from the univer-
sity before their totalitarian be-
havior begins t to threaten the
values upon which a university is
The students who disrupted
these meetings have, in my opih-
ion, demonstrated their funda-
mental opposition to free speech
and inqury; and accordingly, I
would urge them to withdraw from
an institution which is committed
to the preservation of those values
and which is therefore presumably
forever at odds with their own
system of values.
FURTHERMORE, the faculty
and students of the university are
already faced with serious internal
threats to the academic freedoms
they now enjoy without the addi-
tion of others brought about by
irresponsibleactions of their fel-
low students.
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs, Allan Smith has shown, by
h's refusal to act in the recent
Cinema Guild case and by his
hindrance of the activities of the
Civil Liberties Board and the Cin-
ema Guild Defense Fund, a mark-
ed up concern for the values of a
university. In addition we have the
example of Vice-presidents Smith
and Cutler casually providing the
House Committee on Uni-American
Activities with the names and fac-
ulty and student members of a
perfectly legitimate university or-
Such behavior is as Mr. Smith
and Mr. Cutler have so clearly
demonstrated, indefensible and
worthy of censure.
Most recently a heavy handed,
attempt to block the appointment
of the editor of the Michigan Daily
failed, I believe, because members
of the State Legislature articulated
their own support for Mr. Rapo-,
port while too many adminis-
trator, Regents and faculty stood
by, willing to look the other way
in that case.
IF A UNIVERSITY is to remain
free of rigid external or internal
controls, it is essential that those
persons within it who value free-
dom of inquiry respond not merely
to threats to those freedoms posed

by their traditional enemies: the
It is equally important that they
apply the same standards to those
of their fellow students who would,
by their anti-democratic and ir-
responsible suppression of others'
rights of free speech, threaten the
survival of academic freedom on
this campus as well,
-James McEvoy, Grad
in the Beginning. .
To the Editor:
I were hungry and they were
called "revolutionaries."
Then the counter-revolutionar-
ies killed the revolutionaries and
Then the revolutionaries killed
the counter-revolutionaries and
some "non-revolutionaries."
Then Americans killed revolu-
tionaries, some counter-revolution-
aries (by mistake), some non-
revolutionaries (by accident), and
North Vietnamese (onmpurpose) .
Then North Vietnamese killed
Americans and counter-revolu-
tionaries in self defense.
Then Australians and South Ko-
reans, coming to the aid of their
"~American friends" killed revolu-
tionaries, non-revolutionaries, and
some counter-revolutionalies (they
all look the same and to quote
President Johnson, "Let's hang
the coon skin on the .wall"), and
North Vietnamese (onapurpose).
THEN CANADA, the quiet man
on the quiet International Con-
trol Commission (other members
are quiet India and quiet Po-
land) gave material aid, and by
their. quietness, moral support to
the Americans, Australians, South
Koreans, and others-so more rev
olutionaries, counter-revolutionar-
ies, non-revolutionaries, North Vi-
etnamese, Chinese, Russians.,.
could be killed.
Faculty members became mildly
indignant, and some even signed
petitions which nobody gavena
damn about.
Law became less than meaning-
Some people even thought about
an International Brigade and
banging the bang-bang men.
--A. G. Sugerman
Legal Research Assistant
School of Public Health





A Tonkin Wrench in the Constitutional Machinery

AS PRESIDENT Johnson meets
the Latin American presidents
at Punta del Este he must make
do with the inconvenient and
sometimes embarrassing fact that
under the American Constitution
he can speak for the United States,
but he cannot fully commit it.
He is in a position to propose
-in this case that our aid to
Latin America be increased up to
approximately $1.5 billion during
the next five years. But under the
Constitution, the power to dis-
pose, the power to appropriate
this money, rests with the Con-
gress, and the President is not
able to make a final financial
pledge at Punta del Este.
"The verdict of history, in
short," says Prof. Edwin S. Cor-
win, "is that the power to deter-
mine the substantive content of
American foreign policy is a di-
vided power, with the lion's share
falling usually, though by no
means always, to the President."
ways of dealing with the prob-
lem of divided power which aim
to avoid the situation where the
President negotiates with a for-

divided power in international af-
fairs is to appoint as members of
the American negotiating commis-
sion influential leaders of the op-
posite party in the Senate. The
failure to do that, the choice of
a retired Republican diplomat in-
stead of a Republican senator, may
have been the critical mistake in
Woodrow Wilson's handling of the
treaty of Versailles.
Another method is for the Presi-
dent to consult with the leaders
of the Senate before he negotiates.
This has often been done, and
often, but not always, it has work-
ed successfully.
Another method of dealing with
divided power is to try to per-
suade Congress to commit itself
to the President's proposals before
the negotiations begin abroad.
This was the method President
Johnson attempted to use only to
be rebuffed by the Foreign Rela-
tions Committee of the Senate.
Obviously it was a mistake to ask
for a commitment by the Senate
unless he was sure that he would
get it.
eign policy is a perennial problem

up a block against secret treaties.
It compels the President to edu-
cate public opinion by explaining
NOR HAS IT proved to be an
unworkable system, as John Hay,
for instance, thought it was. The
system works best when there is
a friendly and confident under-
standing between the President
and the Congress. Like so many
features of the American consti-
tutional system, an underlying
consensus is necessary to operate
Because of the absence of that
consensus the President failed to
get from the Senate a commitment
in advance to support him for the
next five years. There is grit in
the constitutional machinery. The
grit is there because of the grave
abuse by the President of powers
which were voted to him under
the Tonkin Gulf resolution.
I wish the incident had not
happened and that the President
would not have to appear at Punta
del Este after being rebuffed by
the Senate. How damaging are the
effects likely to be?
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