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'U' Response m.rtjigan Daly
To Subpoena NEWS WIRE
SACUA Plans Talks

With Smith, Cutler on
Lists Given To HUACt
The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs' subcommit-
tee, presently, investigating the
University's decision to submit
membership lists to the House
Un-American Activities will soonl
begin talks with Richard Cutler,
vice-president for Academic Af-
The committee will also speak1
to other faculty members, stu-
dentstand Voice political party
members who strongly protested
the University's action in order
to "get their views" and see'
what actually happened, accord-
ing to James Wendel vice-chair-,
man of SACUA.
The sub-committee held its
first meeting yesterday and plans
to encourage a discussion of mat-
ters concerning the study and to
obtain a wide range of views
which could be used for possible
future policies advocated by the
The members of the sub-com-1
mittee include the representative
heads and members of three sub-
committees of SACUA: Abraham
Kaplan, chairman of the educa-
tional policy sub - committee;
Leonard Greenbaum, chairman of
the student relations sub-commit-
tee; John Bardach, chairman of
the public-relations sub-commit-
tee; Marvin Kanouse of the den-
tistry school; Sheridan Baker of
the English department; Brad-
ford Perkins of the History De-
partment; Edward Robinson, '67,
president of Student Government
Council and John DeLamater,
Grad, president of Graduate Stu-
dent Council

Late World News
By The Associated Press
that Fidel Castro is building schools near missile bases "to pro-
tect the bases with the lives of thousands of children."
The National Association of Cuban Teachers in Exile made
the charge in a cable to the World Confederation of Teachers at
Washington, D.C.
Spokesmen for the exiles said they received the information
from teachers working in the Cuban underground.
D-ARK., suggested Saturday the United States should "calm
things down" in Viet Nam.
Arriving for a six-day Bermuda vacation, the chairman of
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee described the Viet Nam
War as "the most unpopular war we have fought."
"We should be de-escalating it and also the bombing of
North Viet Nam. We must slow it down, hold a conference and
come to some compromise settlement to stop the killing," he
day that the hiring of a former State Department official as pres-
ident of the Automobile Manufacturers Association was designed
to stifle competitive development of car safety items.
Nader said Thomas C. Mann, 53, former undersecretary of
state for economic affairs, was hired because the auto industry's
"trade association is being whipped into shape to forge a united
industry position on such public issues as safety, and stifle theI
diversity, dissent and competition which otherwise might occur
to the public's benefit."
were killed Saturday in a fiery three-car collision on the rain-
slick Ohio Turnpike west of here.
The Highway Patrol said it was the worst single accident in!
the turnpike's history.
Five persons in one car from Trenton, Mich., were killed, as
were four persons in a station wagon from Mount Clemens, Mich.
The patrol said a young girl was thrown clear from one of the
autos, and survived.

sity. And the boys q
Survey &
Major Ca-
black ghettos of the North, an
opinion survey reported last night,
Negroes are more worried about
criminal tyranny than police bru-
tality; more concerned with sound
education and discipline than with
integrated schools.
And a chasm between rising ex-
pectations and ghetto realities lies
behind racial rioting, the report
A Negro truck driver from Los
Angeles' Watts section describes
the frustration of his life this way:

esterday afternoon brought out the best in the Mudbowl at the corner of Washtenaw and S. Univer-
quickly took advantage of the opportunity to frolic with a football in the mud and water.
iy Expectation-Realit Ga
use of iots in Negro Ghetto

Rising Enrollment Figures Bring Housing,
Parking Problems to Dearborn Campus

"A person who comes here they
expect a land of milk and honey,
but they still find segregation in
a concealed form; they become
fusted (sic)."
Opinion Polls
In the more scholarly words of
John P. Kraft, Inc., which trained
slum Negroes to interview their
neighbors in a service of public
opinion polls:
"What this means is that if the
Negroes in Watts had had virtual-
ly no hope, such as in certain
areas of the Deep South, or com-
plete rights then there would have
been no riot.
"Things were getting better, but
not fast enough to satisfy the
desire for equality," the polling
firm says.
Robert E. McAtee, who gave the
data to a Senate panel investigat-
ing big-city problems, said it is
based on surveys conducted in
Watts, in Chicago and Baltimore,
and New York's Harlem. He said
intensive surveys have been con-
ducted since the Watts riots.
Kraft conducted the surveys for
the New York Times, the Ameri-
can Broadcasting Co., and for a
Negro Subculture Revealed
Its combined report says the
data reveal an important pheno-
"The subcultural world of the
Negro. It may prove to be a gen-
uine stumbling block to those pro-
grams of the federal government
designed to bring the Negro
into full and active participation
in all facets of modern American
Dealing with Watts, the report
says Negroes there appear to want
leadership which can get them

Nevertheless, the survey says,
48.4 per cent of the Watts resi-
dents interviewed believe the riot-
ing helped their chances for
equality in jobs, schools and hous-
ing, only 23.8 per cent think that
cause had been harmed.
Nearly 47 per cent of the people
surveyed believe there had been
police brutality in Watts.
But, the Kraft survey indicates,
fewer people in Watts than in New
York, Chicago and Baltimore be-
lieve there is more violence ahead.
The report said 61 per cent of the
people sampled in the other cities
think more violence is likely; 61
per cent of the people in Watts
think it is not.
The report says the people in-
terviewed in Watts believe that
something will be done to improve
their lot, that they had "got
Crime and Housing Problems
In the Harlem interviews, the
Kraft report finds crime and hous-
ing are rated the two biggest prob-
"The apparent meaning of put-
ting crime at the head of the list
is that more police protection is
wanted," the report said.
Even in Watts, the Kraft survey
says, 47 per cent of the people-
the largest bloc of those with an
opinion, look favorably on the
Negro Wants Protection
"The - Negro like anyone else
wants to preserve his family from
harm, and for this there must be
adequate police protection," the
report says. "What exists in the
ghettos at present is apparently a
situation whereby a small minority
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dissatisfied w i t h neighborhood
schools. "In fact, these parents
blame the children just as much
for not taking advantage of the
educational opportunities as the
teachers not taking enough in-
terest," the report says. "Indeed,
discipline probably is in the fore-'
front of the parents' interest."
Inadequate Housing
Housing ranks second to crime
as the problems rated worst by
Harlem residents. And the report
f i n d s overcrowded, inadequate
housing can be both cause and
effect 'of such problems as family
instabiilty, unemployment and
over-reliance on welfare.
The Kraft survey includes this
statement by a Harlem Negro:
"Welfare dependants are breed-
ing too fast. These welfare de-
pendants should be placed in a
neighborhood by themselves in-
stead of in projects with decent
working class men and women.
They build slums wherever they
Demonstrations Helpful
These are among the other find-
ings reported by the Kraft sur-
-On the effect of peaceful civil
lights demonstrations, 64 per cent
of those surveyed in New York,
Chicago and Baltimore feel they
have helped improve the lot of the
Negro; the figure in Watts, 77 per
-Twelve per cent of the people
interviewed in New York, Chicago
and Baltimore say they hate whites,
25 per cent say they like whites.
The figures in Watts, 7.9 per cent
and 64.3 per cent.

Seek Value
Of Student
SGC Members Plan
To Evaluate Wisdon
Of NSA Membership
Associate Managing Editor
The University's relationship
with the National Student Associ-
ation may soon be re-evaluated'
At least one Student Govern-
ment . Council member - Michael
Dean, '67-is currently harboring
doubts about the wisdom of SGC
maintaining its NSA membership.
Dean said last night that he
plans to question the University's
NSA delegates, who recently re-
turned from the annual NSA con-
vention, about whether the student
body receives enough benefit from
the organization to justify the ap-
proximately $1500 spent by SGC
at the convention.
Regional Improvement
One of the delegates, Daily Ex-
ecutive Editor Bruce Wasserstein,
'67, defended the University's
membership in NSA and recom-
mended improvement of NSA op-
erations on the regional level.
"NSA membership benefits Uni-
versity students in three ways,"
Wasserstein said. "First, it giyes
them a voice in the organization
which can best represent student
opinion to the nation. Second, it
enables them to participate in de-
velopment of concrete regional
programs, such as the present
effort to gain support for the 18-
year-old vote.
"Finally," he said, "delegates to
the NSA convention have a rare
opportunity to .interact with stu-
dent leaders from other campuses.
In the process, they pick up ideas
which can be applied on their
own campus and thus provide in-
valuable aid to local student gov-
Other NSA delegates could not
be reached for comment last night.
The NSA, founded in 1947, is the
largest national student confeder-
ation in the .United States. It now
has approximately 325 member
schools, delegates from which de-
cide its policies at an annual sum-
mer convention.
The University has been a mem-
ber of NSA since it was founded,
although in 1962 it almost with-
drew from the organization. At
that time, the question of NSA
membership was put to an all
campus referendum and students
voted to maintain their NSA af-
filiation by a narrow margin.
No Value to Campus
Last fall, Michigan State Uni-
versity's student government vot-
ed to withdraw from NSA because
a majority of its members felt
that NSA neither offered pro-
grams of value to the campus nor
was representative of the political
viewpoints of MSU students.
At this year's convention, held
last week at the University of
Illinois, NSA delegates passed mo-
tions asking for an abolition of
the draft, criticizing the Johnson
administration's Viet Nam policies
and condemning the 1966 civil
rights bill as a "token response
to minority groups."
The NSA Viet Nam motion,
passd after a heated nine hour

On the University's Dearborn
Campus, as elsewhere, the tradi-
tional university problems of
housing and parking shortages
pose acute problems.
"As far as off-campus housing
is concerned," said Dr. William
E. Stirton, Vice-President and Di-
rector for the Dearborn Campus,
"we have exhausted all that is
available in the Dearborn area."
At the present time only one
University owned housing struc-
ture is functioning, a unit of
apartments built to accommo-
date 106 students. The University
gives first preference for the
apartments to married couples,
explained Stirton,
Plans for three more units,

not be completed for at least an-'
other year.
"We have placed ads in the pa-
per, contacted such groups as the
Chamber of Commerce and local
PTA's to secure more private
housing. We have now had to ask
students to find their own facili-
ties," said Stirton.
Co-ops Pose Problem
Another problem in securing
housing facilities which is some-
what unique to the Dearborn
campus because of its co-op pro-
gram is the need for semester
leases. In the business adminis-
tration and engineering schools,
each student is required to spend
one semester in school and the
next working for an industry in
his field of study. Many of the
jobs are not in the immediate

However, a heavy evening enroll-
ment makes the problem more
acute. No immediate solution has
been offered..
The growing enrollment at
Dearborn explains why these two
problems are so pressing. This
year,d196 new students were ad-
mitted. This is an 80 per cent in-
crease over last year.
Only junior, senior or graduate
level students are enrolled. The
trimesters start in October, June
and February. Students carry
twelve month programs alternat-
ing semesters of work and school-
ing. The pay for co-op jobs av-
erages $6300 a year.
The yearly calendar has been
set up so that both students who
have attended Junior Colleges for

enrollment are transfers from
four year schools.
In addition to the engineer-
ing and business administration
schools there is a large liberal
arts division. About 40 percent of
the overall enrollment attends
this school. Although some stu-
dents do participate in the co-op
program in connection with the
liberal arts school, it is not re-
quired. Concentrations are of-
fered in eight different areas in-
cluding Chemistry, Economics and
English. This year, a foreign lan-
guage program in French will be
The original four buildings and
land were donated by industry in
1957 at a cost of $10 million. The
major contributor was the Ford

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