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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
JudiciaryReform Promotes NewAuthorit'


Daily News Analysis
When a student getsc
bringing beer to his fra
party, tearing up hisl
mother's room or pullingt
"M" on the Diag, whod
what to do with him-thea
istration, the faculty or his
The answer today is-all
To say the least, having
ent sets of judges and a vas'
ber of courts makes studen
cipline confusing.
But not only is there con
about the proliferation of U
sity courts. More important
versity faculty and officia
also worried about insuring
process" for alleged studen
lators - and about decidin

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nas utimate responsiolty ior reg- it to tne resident of tne univer- now, says Baaa, "any inaaequac-'
ulating their conduct. sity, in another to the faculties of ies are due to an absence of well-
The question of student disci- each college and school. defined chains of authority."
caught pline, both its mechanics and David Baad, assistant to the The present judicial set-up looks
ternity establishment of an underlying vice-president for student affairs, like this:
house- philosophy, is not easy to resolve. is currently working with student At the "original jurisdiction"
up the Fraught with the subtle issue of and faculty groups to revise the level there is a Driving Court to
decides individual rights vs. preservation judiciary process. The new pro- e n f o r c e automobile reulations,
admin- of social order, revision of a cam- gram, which Baad emphasizes is separate housing judiciaries and
fellow pus judiciary structure is a diffi- still of a highly tentative nature, an IFC court to hear fraternity
cult, time-consuming task, as should accomplish two things, ac- violations.
three, those at the University currently cording to various interested .Above these is the Joint Judi-
differ- engaged in it are finding out. parties: ciary Council of 10 students. They
t num- To compound the inherent prob- -"streamline" the existing sys- hear appeals from the lower
nt dis- lems, there is a second issue at tem of student judiciaries, clari- "courts" as well as original cases.
stake in the revamping of the Uni- fying and m'aking more direct the But there is difficulty in deter-
nfilsion versity's judiciary system, one of lines of responsibility; mining where JJC comes into play
Jniver- power. --resolve the ambiguity over in respect to the other judiciaries.
t, Uni- At present, it is uncertain where ultimate authority, although this JJC is an appendage of SGC;
ils are final power for non-academic dis- will probably require Regental this is the formal source of its
g "due ciplinary action resides. The Re- action. power. It, in turn, established the
nt vio- gents By-Laws are ambiguous, for "There is very little reason for Driving Court under the office of
ig who in one section they appear to give eliminating anything that exists University - Community Relations.

But the separate house judiciaries The committee, however, refused The By-Laws state that "the jurisdiction in these areas, the
and the Inter-Fraternity Council to hear the case. "We felt there President of the University shall By-Laws also state that "the gov-
judiciary are not now officially in was no clear basis for taking jur- exercise such powers of discipline erning faculties (of the schools
the system, since neither was cre- isdiction." said Prof. Spencer Kim-xI
ated by JJC. ball of the law school, then the as are inherent in a chief execu- and colleges) shall have power of
"It's a real mess," says one JJC chairman of the committee. tive and are necessary in connec- discipline over cases of miscon-
member. tion with the proper performance duct commited by their own stu-
In those cases that JJC actually Richard L. Cutler, vice-president of his duties." dents."
hears, it can recommend penialties for student affairs, initially dis-
up to suspension or dismissal. I agreed with the committee's in- President Harlan Hatcher'gave Thus the statement appearing
cases of dismissal or suspension, terpretation, butKimball says was his power to Cutler, informing in "Standards f o r Students"
however, they only recommend "satisfied' with the way the mat- him in a letter last April that, "in (1966)-that the Vice-President
and cannot themselves enoce nt ter worked itself out. matters of misconduct unrelated for Student Affairs shall be em-
Here confusion over ultimate pow- The case then was transferred to academic activity, responsibility powered to apply sanctions, includ-
er begins. to the executive committee of the for discipline has been delegated ing dismissal of a student from
In a case last year involving literary college, and the student to the Vice-President for Student theUniveristy,bwen restablished
possesison of marijuana, JJC ruled was allowed to stay in school. Affairs." standards (of behavior) are not
Butsom fel tat he atcer met" - has caused consternation
that a student be suspended. The This question of authority-pit- But some feel that the Hatcheramong faculty aware of it
case was forwarded to the Com- ting the Office of Student Affairs letter, in and of itself, does not
mittee on Standards and Conduct, against the faculties of the various represent the final answer to the Final Appeal to Dean
a group of three faculty members colleges and schools-arose from question. "The literary college faculty has
and two students, for what was the obscurities in the Regents By- And even if it does seem to give given much of its discipline power
assumed would be the final verdict. Laws, the student affairs vice-president See ADVISORY, Page 2

'U' Decides

'FPA Backs I
SGC Draft LiSI

To Submit
House Plans
Legislative Committee
To Examine Proposed'
Nu Sigma Nu Lease
The University has agreed to
submit full details of' its plan to
build a house for Nu Sigma Nu
medical fraternity to the state
The move sets the stage for an
investigation into the matter next
month by the House Higher Edu-
cation Subcommittee.
Rep. Jack Faxon (D-Detroit)
said following conversations with
University officials yesterday that
he was not concerned about the
possibility of the University serv-
ing as a tax shield for donations
to the fraternity building fund.
"What we are concerned about,"
said. Faxon "is the University's
departure from the traditional
principle of building housing
available to all students. For in
this case, admission to a Univer-
sity owned housing unit will be
on a privately-determined basis."
Faxon pointed out that this is the
first time a public Michigan Uni-
~, versity has built a fraternityI
Never Provided Plans
"We are also concerned that the
University never provided us with
plans on this matter in the first
Donations to the University-
owned fraternity building will be
tax deductible as educatiohal con-
tributions. This procedure has
been used to build a number of
fraternities at other schools acrossI
the country.
University officials pointed out
that the arrangement for the fra-
ternity house had been drawn inj
line with existing Internal Rev-
enue Service regulations fully
sanctioning such donor-University
Following his discussions with
Vice-President and Chief Financial:
Officer Wilbur Pierpont and Exe-
cutive Vice-President Marvin Nie- i
huss, Faxon said he was "confi-
dent this matter can be resolved
without serious misunderstand-
Clarification Offered
In a related- development, Uni-
versity Housing Director John:
Feldkamp offered a clarification
of the arrangement for construe- -
tion of the fraternity.I
Feldkamp indicated that he
views the plan as a method to
"further construction of student
housing with funds not normallyI
available to the University."
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Late World News
By The Associated Press
JAKARTA, INDONESIA-The prosecution Friday demanded
the death penalty for former Foreign Minister Subandrio,
charging he aided in the Communist-led coup attempt last year.
Winding up the state's case in the treason trial of President
Sukarno's onetime No. 2 man, the military court prosecutor made
the death demand at the end of a four-hour sum-up.
ments are exceeding expectations, the Defense Department an-
nounced yesterday, the November draft quota has been reduced
from 43,700 men to 37,600-
The Pentagon announced also that 12,100 men will be in-
ducted in December, the lowest total since March 1965. In part,
this is attributable to a moratorium on inductions during the
Christmas season-from Dec. 16 to Jan. 1.
All the men drafted in November and December will go
into the Army.
The Defense Department said it anticipates that in January
it will ask Selective Service to induct about 33,500 men, based on
the average taken in the last six months.
liminary action to lessen the confusion regarding student organi-
zations' complaints about University policy. The Council pro-
posed two methods for challenging policies: an organization may
initiate discussion on its own by indicating its intent via a written
statement to the Council, or it may request the assistance of SGC
in filing is grievance.
In other business, a Committee on Rules and Regulations was
proposed. Its duties would be to familiarize organizations with
existing rules, review current regulations, and assume a general
policing function against violations by student organizations.
THE AD HOC COMMITTEE on the Disclosure Question will
issue its report Monday on the University's compliance with the
House Un-American Activities subpoena of Aug. 11. The report,
which represents over a month's study by the committee, will be
given at a Faculty Assembly meeting in the Rackham Amphi-
theater. The meeting will start at 3:30 and is open to all faculty
members. Copies of the report are being sent to Assembly mem-
bers today for arrival Monday.
TWO PUBLIC PROGRAMS will be held as part of the major
conference on the death-of-God theology to be held at the Uni-
versity Oct. 26-29.
Featured speakers will be two of the leading proponents of
radical theology. Thomas J.J. Altizer will speak on "The Kingdom
of God and Death of God" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Michigan
Union Ballroom. William Hamilton will give a presentation of his
views, with a panel response, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, in Rackham
In addition to these two conference programs, "An Evangel-
ical Perspective of the Racial Theology" will be presented by
John Montgomery on Oct. 21 at 4:10 p.m. in the Multipurpose
Room of the Undergraduate Library.
awarded to three University graduate students. They are RobertI
N. Audi, Jerrold G. Rusk, and Barbara Weston.

Fraternity Presidents
Also Agree To Make
Result Binding on '-
The Fraternity Presidents' As-
sembly last night passed a reso-
lution supporting Student Gov-A.
ernment Council's draft referen-
dum to be held on Nov. 16. Theyz
also gave their support to the
S3GC proposal that the decision of
the referendum be binding on the
At last month's meeting the res-
olution met .with failure. Last
night the resolution passed only
after considerable debate.
The resolution was sponsored
by Nelson P. Lande, '67, of Zeta
Beta Tau. Much of the concern
of the fraternity presidents cen-
tered on the fear that the reso-
lution would be partisan in re-
gards to the decision made in the
voting itself. Dick Van House, '67,
president of the Interfraternityf
Council, said, "I feel that I can
express for the members of the
FPA a continuing concern that
partisanism in political issues be
Robinson Speaks
Ed Robinson, '67, president of "
SGC, who was brought in to clar-
ify certain points in regards to
the referendum, said that the FPAI
resolution would not have a par-* T ONL
Vsan Hose commheteng. Ibe-In the midst of the failure of the Public F
ievne Hofse ostd, f rble depositors are continuing a run on the Ch
aspects of tonight's discussion was Association. The bank has not failed, howe
the opportunity it provided for what over $2 .million," but that that was o
personal questioning of Robinson story on Detroit bank.
which led to a clarification of
the referendum." 4 A UPJE TANG-
Robinson said that through a eur MEEI NG*
speaker program, he could suffi-
ciently educate the student body.
He expressed the hope that the
individual houses would partici-
pate in ths program."y rsnl
Van House said, "My personal
opinion is that the resolution is
one of the most important items
.that has come before the Assem-
bly this semester, because it per- F a Eu
tains directly to each of the mem-
hens of the fraternity system. By LAURENCE MEDOW lature on
While we encourage fraternity ments of e
- mn o prtciptein herefr- American Association of Univer- .mnt o
men participatesi the refer- sity Professors members confront- be aggressi
endum, we emphasize that we "There is a
don't take any stand on its poli- ed Donald M.D. Thurber and Dr. revision a
tical implications." Leon Fill with questions on issues never have
Van House said that in mat- facing higher education in Mich- cation," he
ters concerning the students alone, igan at a meeting of the campus
such as the decision to forbid chapter of the AAUP last night. Both ca
compilation of class ranks, that Both Thurber and Fill are Demo- they disag
f the student body should be con- cratic incumbents running for re- ture's righ
sulted, and that its opinions be election to the State Board of Ed- new buildi
respected. ucation in the Nov. 8 elections.-
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Bank of Detroit, news has come fr
inatown branch of the San Francisc
ever, and officials estimate that rem
nly about 2 per cent of the total as
ation Iss1

tionis for
Send Names
r . To Regents .'
StudentReport Ranks
Candidates, Analyzes
Goals of Education
The selection of the University's
ninth president passes an impor-
tant landmark today as the. fac-
. ulty, student and alumni advis-
ory committes on presidential se-
lection submit to the Board of Re-
gents their lists of primary nom-
inees to succeed President Har-
lan Hatcher in 1967.
Ever since the Regents made
their request last February, the
faculty and student committees,
aided by a small staff of research-
ens, have ben sifting through the
names of hundreds of prominent
-Associated Press educators, government leaders and
business personalities.
Prof. Arthur Eastman of the
English 'department, chairman of
om California that the faculty committee, notes that
o Savings and Loan the list of about a dozen names,
tnovals were "some- in ranked and grouped order, al-
sets. See Page 3 for though the result of intense scru-
tiny and months of study, re-
mains "tentative and subject to
continuous revisions."
Statement of Goals
The student committee, beside
submitting an independent list of
its top choices, also in ranked or-
der, has prepared a report on the
I a e sstate and goals of the Univer-
sity. According to a spokesman
for the committee; Lauren Bahr,
Grad, the report studies:
-A Working Model of the Uni-
versity, including a philosophy of
education, the University as a
p scommunity, and the role of the
aoner violates the con- University's participants;
autonomy granted to -Areas of current concern,
institutions. -The role of the president.
lature, however, has Here the students tried to point
has the power and it out the criteria they used in eVal-
e to have it unless it uating possible candidates.
the courts, Thurber--Finally, the list of reom-
said, however, that he mendations for president from the
Il-informed enough to students.
the advisabiilty of th, 5 Point Scale
ursuing a court test. In their consideration of nom-
inees, the students used five basic
points as general guidelines:
e -The candidate's reputation
kl I) and respect in his own field as a
-Administrative experience and
/ background;
em ia -Political experience or abil-
virus studies had been -Attitude toward students, and
d by other research -Status as an educator or in-
However in that year, terest in the field of education.
Gross showed that a Separate Reports
d leukemia in white Testudent and faculty comn-
ry of interest resulted mittee reports are being submit-
years of related study, ted separately, though there has
60, there was enough beenconsiderable interaction be-
li0, therueswstenough tween them in the form of meet-
liakh ings and discussions about names
under consideration.
y the director of NCI, The idea of the students and
the following years faculty possibly submitting one
ed millions of dollars joint list was mutually discarded,
esearch in this field. since, according to Prof. Alfred
Conrad of the Law School, vice-
ersity, a pioneer in leu- chairman of the faculty commit-

the financial require-
education and it shouldI
ve in that role," he said.
a need for complete tax
rd without it we will'
enough money for edu-'
ndidates also said that
grred with the legisla-
ht to review plans for
ings (Public Act 124) in

that such a]
The legi,
assumed it
will continu
is tested in
added. He
was not we:
comment on
University p

First Advisory Committee Provides Link
Between Students, Public Relations Staff
By MARY ANN REIGELMAN other executives for approval. March, 1966, the committee, hand- do not see this relationship as a
Radock said that if these boards picked by SGC, met for the first one-way track-the idea must
The first student advisory tom- are set up his committee would time to discuss plans and objec- prove mutually beneficial to be
mittee at the vice-presidential probably be incorporated into the tives. successful."
levael, to Vice-President for Uni- ! a1'cyr ' s p.M fOf the committee. Smith com- In its September 29 Meeting. the

the role the board should play in
realtion to the -Legislature and the
state-supported colleges and uni-
versities, the roles of those in-
stitutions in relation to each other,
the developing Master Plan for
Higher Education and the feasa-
bility of the branch approach tot
educational expansion.
Thurber said that he did see the
board as a "superboard" control-
ling the individual governing
boards of the state's educational
institutions, such as the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents. Rather,
both Thurber and Fill agree that
the board should aim at voluntary1
cooperation through a "meeting of
minds" instead of coercing obed-
ience through Attorney General
opinions defining the board's legal
Both pointed out that the Mas-
ter Plan is intended not as an in-
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Human Virus
Cause of Leuk

An ultra - microscopic organism
containing a pearl-like string of
dark DNA bodies may be the cause
of human leukemia.
Dr. William H. Murphy of the
Medical School's Department of
Microbiology is trying to find evi-
dence that the villainous agent in
human leukemia is a virus.
Leukemia is a blood cancer di-
sease characterized by abnormal
numbers of leucocytes, or white
blood cells, in the blood steam. The
incidence of the incurable, almost
always fatal, illness is 5 per 100,000

before 1951.
Dr. Ludwig
virus cause
mice. A flur
in some ten;
until in 196
evidence to
man leukemi
Prodded b
Congress in
has allocate
for intense r
The Unive
bni- ae.

versity Relations Michael Radock.
is now in operation, according to
Robert Smith, '67, chairman of the
Formally established March 16.
1966, the committee has only re-
cently begun to meet on a regular
ha -,, TtC, r,,irnngp a a C ,lfini byh~

Communications Link
Ideally, the committee will act
as a communications link between
students, student organizations
and the University Relations Staff.
Radock will discuss policy prob-.
lems and suggestions with commit- ;

ments, "Committees of this type
can provide students with a valu-
able channel of communications tot
University administrators. I hope
administrators can see the valuel
of bringing students into the deci-{
sion-making processes of the Uni-

committee met with Radock to set
up a format. Members will meet
twice monthly-once with Rauock
and once by themselves.
Plans for Meeting
Following the October 1 ,session,
Smith said that during the next


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