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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom










By ROGER RAPOPORT in the literary college. A request
With a hat in one hand and for a $4.8 million General Class-
rabbit's foot in the other, Uni- room building submitted as sixth.
versity officials prepare to make priority in new construction last
their annual trek to Lansing in year was dropped from this year's
search of millions of dollars for list. It is replaced by a request for
new classrooms, offices, laborator- a $7.5 million chemistry building.
ies and hospital beds. But unless "The literary college thinks it
the University and the state Leg- can more easily postpone class
islature can resolve a bitter poli- needs than a new chemistry build-
tical feud, the administrators may ing," explains Assistant to the Vice
return home empty-handed. President for Finance James Mc-

The Regents have approved a
request for $24,151,000 in 1967-
68 for capital outlay (construc-
tion) funds and will send it to
Gov. George Romneyin about two
weeks. But until they settle the
hassle over public Act 124, which
essentially deprives the University
of its right to design and plan its
own buildings, there is a slim
chance of getting new money.
The request,,released today, re-
flects a key change in priorities

Still bottled up from last year's
request are $28 million worth of
high priority University construc-
tion projects, all covered under
P.A. 124. The University refused!
to take the Legislature's offer to
finance state studies for six build-
ings. The studies are the key step
toward actual appropriation of
construction funds under P.A. 124.
At the moment, the prospects for
this year appear dim-the $28 mil-

lion worth of buildings looks far might extend control to other as-
from assured, Vice-President for pects of the University. If the
Business and Finance Wilbur Pier- state can put conditions 'on capi-
pont says, "Planning on the six tal outlay appropri'ations it might
projects is being held up pending be able to put them on operational
resolution of P.A. 124. appropriations as well.
(The state has appropriated The funds for projects already
money for only one of the seven underway, such as the Dental
projects covered by P.A. 124 last School, are not in jeopardy: P.A.
year--the heating plant. The state 124 has not been applied to works
gave $500,000 for the building.) in progress.
Briefly the problem is this: As a result, the University did
The state refuses to appropriate get about $5 million for capital
money for the buildings unless it outlay this year from the Legisla-
gets to approve the University's ture out of a request of $18 million.
choice of architect and watches But, according to McKevitt, "In
planning as specified in P.A. 124. the past the Legislature has ap-t
The University refuses to comply, propriated as much as $9 million."
viewing the law as a threat to its Niehuss says that if it wasn't
autonomy. for the 124 hassle "some of our
According to Executive Vice- projects would have been approved
President Marvin Niehuss, one and we would be further ahead
reason the University refuses to in our construction plans."
let the state plan the buildings Last summer the Legislature of-
is, "If we submit to this, the state fered to give the state budget bu-

reau $170,000 to finance planning University would employ the arch- the fall" to try to resolve the mat- dream shopping list by state leg-
and studies for six University itects," says Niehuss. ter. "I'm hopeful we can settle islators. Appropriations generally
buildings. The University actually went be- this by the end of the year," he fall far below requests.
The money would have paid for ' fore the state's joint capital ap- says. Currently the University has
planning the new $4.3 million propriations committee with the But Pierpont says, "I just don't $74.4 million worth of construc-
Modern Language building and Classroom and Office Building know when it will be resolved." tion projects underway with all
studies for the $5.1 million Science proposal. They explained to the The total University capital out- funds.
I building, $6.2 million for the committee that the University ar- lay request from the Legislature Engineering and Law School pri-
Architecture and Design building, chitects had already completed for 1967-68, $24.1 million, is nearly orities were affected by the re-
$4.9 million for the Math and plans for the structure, But, ac- $6 million above last year's request. quest. A $10.7 Engineering build-
Computer building, $5.2 million cording to Niehuss, the Legislature The request is to be sent to the ing and $4 million Engineering
for the Residential College library refused to appropriate the money Legislature as part of a five year library have been elevated to sev-
and science facilities, and $2.7 mil- because presumably the building projection. enth and eighth priority this year.
lion for General Library renova- was covered under P.A. 124.
tions. . In 1968 the planned request is The engineering people have
The catch was that the Univer- "Until the planning is done by $26.7 million. In 1969 the Univer- verified the fact that we have to
sity had to comply with P.A. 124 the state they don't want to sity is asking for a record $42.6 start doing something about meet-
to get the projects moving. "They move," explains Niehuss. "The de- million which is topped by the .ng their space needs," McKevitt
wanted a recommendation of ar- cision was made more difficult by 1970 request of $42.7 million. The explained.
chitects from us," says Niehuss. the fact that all other state schools 1971 request is a relatively small A $10.1 million law classroom
The University refused and sug- are complying with P.A. 124," he' $12.6 million. and office building has dropped
gested that it be allowed to plan adds. For the 1967-72 period the to- from eighth priority last year to
for itself; as had been done in Niehuss says that he has been tal request amounts to .$149.06 10th this year. "This was prompted
the past. "The Regents objected in contact with state officials aid million. The capital outlay request because of insertion of other high
that the state rather than the hopes to set up a meeting "during is generally viewed as a kind of priority projects," says McKevitt.

Critic Fiedler Chosen for
Writer-in-Residence Post




The Residence Program Com-
mittee has announced that social
and literary critic Leslie A. Fied-
ler will be the University's writer-
in-residence for a three week per-
iod beginning January 5.
Fiedler was selected from a field
of thirty writers, lecturers, and
men of letters. The committee
searched. for a man who, in the
words of committee chairman Sam
Chafetz, 67, "will provide provok-
ing ideas and integrating perspect-
ives and will stimulate further ex-
ploration on the part of individual
participants and the community
at large."

Fiedler is a controversial critic
once labeled "the wild man of
American literary criticism," by
Granville Hicks of the Saturday
Review. According to committee
Publicity Chairman Paula Cam-
eron, '67, "Fiedler offers one of
the newest and most vital out!
looks on society today; he finds
ideas where many never thought
to look before."
The thing immediately apparent
about Fiedler's writings is the
variety of expression. In penetrat-
;-" nifini mo Ila 199Z 011 llm r V

Although Fiedler is predominately
recognized as a literary critic, his
writings have included such di-
verse subjects as political analyses,
essays on race relations and stud-
ies of voting behavior.
Fiedler's own career exemplifies
this extensive variety. Born in
New Jersey in 1917, he recieved de-
grees from New York University,
the University of Wisconsin, and
Harvard. During the war he served
in the Naval Reserve as a Japanese




ing criticismsn e nasE
erything from the Hi
case to the possibilit
sexuality in "Huckleb

anarnbeaev- In 1941 he became affiliated
ss-Chambers with the English department of
berry Fi n. Montana State University, where
b nry n.'he remained as chairman of the
department until 1964. During
this period he spent two years as
a Fulbright Fellow and lecturer at
the Universities of Rome, Bologna,
and Athens, in addition to being
a resident fellow in creative writ-
ing and Gauss Lecturer at Prince-
ton. Most recently Fiedler has held
REavisiting professorship at the
State University of New York in

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of the Student Non
arrested late last nigh
tion with Tuesday's rio
Detective Supt.4
arrested at SNCC hea
ing held under $10,004
duct-inciting to riot
disorderly conduct-dis
"He offered no res
a hearing at 8:30 a.m.
4 The arrest came
the riot area and May
threat of further disorc

Scheduling Lectures
.-- - - .The Residence Program Com-
mittee, presently in the process of
scheduling Fiedler's upcoming vis-
ate Bulletin it, is planning several formal lec-
tures in which Fiedler will speak
Stokely Carmichael, national chairman on subjects of concern not only to
violent Coordinating Committee, was himself and the student body, but
t and jailed on two charges in connec- also to the faculty and interested
t in southeast Atlanta. members of the Ann Arbor com-
Clinton Chafin said Carmichael was #munity.
dquarters He said Carmichael was be- Tentatively, these lectures will
0 bond on a charge of disorderly con- introduce such topics as the im-
and under $1,000 bond on a charge of portance of drugs in today's youth
strng tnepeace.hrgculture, the irrelevance of a uni-
sturbing the peace. versity education and the shifting
sistance," Chafin said. "He will be given values of the male and the fe-
today." male in a technological society.
as police relaxed rigid restrictions in These lectures are designed
ror Ivan Allen Jr. said he believes the to serve as a catalyst to foster di-
,der is past. rect contact between Fiedler and
e' . .. ethe individual student through in-
-.formal discussion groups, lun-
? World NIews - cheons, classroom visits and per-
y The Associated Press sonal consultations. These will be
t cnh luld UrthroLu houts Fiedler's

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT EDWARD ROBINSON. '67, makes a point at last night's meeting. On Robinson's
left is his executive vice-president, Cynthia Sampson, '67. He gave a "state of the Council" speech, touching on his plans for the year.
He spoke of an upcoming all-campus referendum on the University's compliance with draft laws and SGC's policy of requiring mem-
bership lists from all accredited student organizations. Lists were recently subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
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Steering Pane1, To Coordinate
'U' Negro RecruitmPrograms

Action Stems
Faculty 'SponsorStill
Remains Responsible
For Group's Activities
In a move prompted by the Uni-
versity's recent disclosure of stu-
dent names to the House Commit-
tee on Un-American Activities,
Student Government Council last
night freed student organizations
from- the requirement that they
file a list of their membership
with the Office of Student Affairs.
According to the new procedure
accepted unanimously, all that is
necessary for a student group to
be officially recognized is a state-
ment of objectives, a copy of its
proposed constitution, a letter
from a faculty adviser and a state-
ment of contemplated affiliation
with off-campus groups.
Previously an entire membership
list was required by SGC before
a student group was officially rec-
ognized and allowed to use Univer-
sity facilities.
There was no real debate on the
proposal, the only question being
whether there was some way to
prevent faculty members from
having to file their names, but this
was ruled impossible since some-
body must assume responsibility
for calendaring events.
The draft issue-the extent to
which the University should co-
operate with the Selective Service
-also dominated the year's first
Claiming the draft "causes a dis-
tortion of the educational process
in forcing students to be more
concerned with grades than real
educational achievement," SGC
President Ed Robinson asked for
a campus referendum on whether
the University should release class
SGC did not take conclusive ac-
tion on this motion nor on one
made : proposing speakers repre-
senting both sides of the draft is-
sue appear before the student body.
Robinson continued with his
outline of the basic problems con-
fronting SGC this year by de-
scribing the action to be taken
on the 18-year-old vote.
Saying that "students can near-
ly control many districts in Ann
Arbor if they're given the vote,"
Robinson described the program to
get the 18-year-old vote, which
will be coordinated in the state by
Jim Graham, president of the
Michigan State student body, will
head the state program. An hon-
orary committee, consisting of
Walter Reuther, Henry Ford and
George Romney among others, will
serve as an advisory committee for
the campaign.
"Major changes only come
about when people take major


TOKYO-COMMUNIST North Korea has proposed a confer-
ence of the powers involved in the Korean War "for the peaceful
settlement of the Korean question."
The North Korean proposal was made in a speech by Vice-
Premier Kim Kwang Hyup and reported by the Korean Central
News Agency monitored in Tokyo.
North Korea has for years insisted that the only solution to
the Korean question is through bilateral talks between North
and South Korea without outside interference.
But he did not say that the United Nations troops must be
pulled out before an international conference is held. The words
he used were that the U.N. 'must decide" on their withdrawal.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH on Michigan college campuses-
including the admission of Communist speakers-will result in "a
stronger and better nation," Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley told a group
of lawyers yesterday.
According to the Associated Press, Kelley urged Michigan
citizens to "rededicate themselves to the principles of academic
freedom and freedom of speech on this eve of the new academic
GOV. GEORGE ROMNEY rejected Democratic gubernatorial
candidate Zolton Ferency's invitation to a series of fall debates,
the Associated Press reported last night. Ferency had proposed a
series of debates "in the historic tradition of the Lincoln-Doug-
las and the Kennedy-Nixon debates."
STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL will make interim ap-
pointments to fill two seats made vacant by the resignations of
Al Goodwin and Donald Resnick.
The appointments will be made by means of petition and.
interview, and will extend only until elections. Petitions for in-
terested students will be made available by SGC early next week.
THE UNIVERSITY has expanded its Opportunity Award
Program to include 91 new freshmen for the current fall term.

three-week period of residency.
Requests for individual or group.
meetings with Fiedler will be'

handled through the Residence;
Program Committee.}
The Residence Program was re-
vived in 1964 for the first
time since poet Robert Frost's vis-
it during the years 1921-23. Last
year the committee had selected
Louis Lomax, author of "The Ne-
gro Revolt," as guest writer-in-
residence for January, 1966. Un-
fortunately, due to obligations in!

The newly formed University'
Steering Committee on the De-
velopment of Academic Opporttfn-
ities, created to coordinate the
University's efforts in attracting
Negro students and faculty, has
succeeded in organizing the Uni-
versity to move in the right direc-

Los Angeles, Lomax was forced to According to Committee Chair-
cancel his engagement here. <i

# man Norman R. Scott, associate University does not intend to hire
dean of the engineering school, Negro staff from other universi-
the committee has not yet solved ties "to dress up the front win-
any problems; however, a firm dow."
basis has been formed for future He said further that as qgalified
action. Negroes emerge from graduate
The committee, created last schools and as present Negro pro-
January by the Office of Aca- fessors wish advancement, the
demic Affairs, is composed of 17 University will seek them out and
members who are drawn from all hire them.
sectors of the campus-from the Scott also said that in the first
law school to the department of meetings of the new, semester the
pediatrics. The committee has committee would be giving serious
created three subcommittees to consideration to a proposal by Dr.
oversee the three programs pres- Leonard Greenbaum of the engi-
ently in operation which are con- neering English department, which
cerned with these problems-the calls for a sociological study to be
O pportunities A w ard P rogram , -th e-F a"lty-an-Staffecrui-
the Faculty and Staff Recruit-'
ment Program and the Tuskegeea
Student-Faculty Exchange Pro-MD
Scott indicated that there is a, .
serious and active concern on the2
part of all the members of the:V I
committee and that the committee
has received active support from
all over the University-the OAA By The Associated Press

conducted in high schools through-
out the state.
The study would determine ex-
actly what attitudes potential
Negro students hold toward the
University and how these atti-
tudes came to be developed.
Scott said "we would like to
know just what is keeping Negro
students away from the University
and what colleges and universities
they prefer."
He said that this type of data
would be invaluable to admissions
counselors in their efforts to en-
courage graduating Negroes to
attend the University.

h Scores

in particular. Partial results released last
Scott commented that the com- night indicate that 84 per cent of
mittee will, in the coming year, the men who took the first Selec-
emphasize faculty and staff re- tive Service college qualification
cruitment, however not at the ex- test last May 14 made a passing
pense or the downgrading of the grade or 70 or better.
other equally important programs. I
He said that the lack of qualified It was shown that 26 per cent
Hegraidtatftndfacoual edof the men made between 70 and
Negro staff and faculty was a in . On--- -4",^-

the analysis showed it was taken
by more college freshmen than by
any other group.
Selective Service has announced'
that two more test sessions will be'
held Nov. 18 and 19 A man may,
take the test only once.
The results are made available'
to local draft boards as advisory
material which may be considered

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