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_ =iPledge Not To

Tabulated of > lah Give Grades
. To Males
Referendum To Males
35 Profs To Submit
- C'.. 1 - TI L~' 9. l 1



Most Students Favor
Student Deferments,
Alternative Service

Most students who voted in
Wednesday's draft referendum en-
dorsed the drafting of "able-bod-
ied males chosen on a selective
basis" while asking that the men
so drafted be allowed to choose
whether they should serve in the
army "or have formsofalter-
native service open to them."
Student Government Council
officials released the results of
the second half of the referendum
yesterday, giving this conclusion.
Results from the first half of the
referendum, which showed stu-
The University should cease
the compilation of class ranks
to be used by the Selective
Service: 6,389.
The University should con-
tinue the compilation of class
ranks to be used by the Selec-
tive Service: 3,518.
Regardingdrafting of men
into the armed forces, I prefer:
All able-bodied males must
serve: 1,630.
Only some able-bodied males
randomly selected by lottery
must serve, with no deferments
granted: 884.
Only some able-bodied males,
chosen on a selective basis, must
serve with deferments granted:
The government should not
conscript for military or non-
military service: 1,198.
I prefer a draft system in
which all those chosen :
-Should serve in the armed
forces: 1,558.
-Should be able to serve in
the armed forces or have forms
of alternative government-ap-
proved service open to them in
lieu of serving in the armed
forces: 6,940.
dents disapproved of the Univer-
sity's present policy of sending:
student class ranks to draft boards
m by a 2:1 margin, was released
Wednesday night.
Rick Handel, '67, coordinating
vice-president of SGC, blamed the
lack of ballot counters for the
delay in finishing the count.
Part II offered several choices
and the opinion combinations
gravitated from a wish to abolish:
conscription completely to total!
endorsement of the present draft?
Student Government Council
President Ed Robinson attributed
these three factors - cessation of
class rankings, desire for alterna-
tive service, and the small number
of votes cast for a lottery-as rep-I
resenting self - interest motives
contrary to any idealism.
Ruth Baumann explained, "The
choices on part II of the referen-;
See STUDENTS, Page 2

missal of three Michigan State University instructors planned to
spend a chilly football Saturday on the lawn of MSU President
John Hannah, a spokesman said yesterday. Jean McCollom,
editor of the off-campus magazine Zeitgeist, said the student
sit-in group would abandon its vigil in Bessy Hall today and
resume it in front of Hannah's house. The students are pro-
testing the release. of MSU's American Thought and Language
department of instructors Bary Groat, J. Kenneth Lawless and
Robert Fogarty.
STUDENTS AT CITY COLLEGE of New York yesterday
voted against compiling class ranks for release to the Selective
Service by a margin of 2320 to 1737. They also voted against
making their college facilities available for the administration
of Selective Service examinations;
its earlier statement requesting the administration to negotiate
with faculty and student organizations on student-administration
differences, and offered its help in this task. GSC's proposal read,
"The University administration should negotiate immediately,
in good faith, with SGC and other appropriate student and fac-
ulty organizations on the following questions:
-"The relationship between the Office of Student Affairs
and SGC:T
-"The question of non-academic student discipline; and
-"The general question of securing full and reasonable stu-
dent participation in the making of those decisions which im-
mediately and importantly involve student interests."
Cincinnati that "persistent civil disobedience in a society that
has gone as far as ours to avoid alienation of minorty groups
can be seen as a danger signal that there are malfunctions in
the operations of our institutions." Allen was delivering a guest
lecture series at the University of Cincinnati.
Jr. (D-NY) will be the keynote speaker for the University
Activities Center (UAC) symposium on "Life in the Urban Ghetto"
at 8 p.m. Monday in Hill Aud. He will discuss "1966 Elections:
The Turning Point in Negro-White Relations."
Admission to the lecture by the Harlem Negro congressman
will be 50 cents. A panel discussion and question period will
follow the talk.
THREE FORMER TENANTS of University Towers are plan-
ning to file suit against the apartment building's managers to
recover advance rent and damage deposits. The three women
broke their lease on the advice of the Off-Campus Housing Office
after they failed to get any heat last winter. Although the lease
was broken by mutual agreement between the women and the
manager of the building, the management claims that this was
a verbal agreement and is nonenforceable. Mrs. Norma Kraker,
supervisor of off-campus housing, was not available for comment.
that it is sponsoring two charter flights to Europe this summer.
Flight 1 will leave May 3, Detroit-London and return June 3,
Brussels-Detroit. Flight 2 will leave May 15, New York-London,
returning Aug. 19, Paris-New York.
All regularly enrolled students of the Univeristy and all
regularly employed faculty and employes are eligible. Sign-ups
for Flight 1 will be Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2X of the
Union. Sign-ups for Flight 2 will be Nov. 29, same time and
place. Questions can be referred to the Student Offices of the
Union between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,
662-4431, ext. 1039.

"Critical Evaluations'
In Protest to Ranking;
A 'pledge" promsing not to com-
pile grades for male undergrad-
uates requesting that their grades
not be compiled has been signed
by a group of almost 40 faculty
members in six literary college de-
The move, which began yester-
day when five professors issued
the policy statement and began
soliciting signatures, was under-
taken because, according to the
statement, the signees "do not feel
that the evaluation we supply of
a student's performance in our

Power in
Majority Rejects
Sit-In, Picketing
At Present Time
At an open meeting yesterday,
overflowing the Union Ballroom
with almost 1,000 people, students
overwhelnjingly voted to stage a
teach-in Monday as proposed by
Student Government Council Pres-
ident Edward Robinson.
Students also voted to hold a
rally Monday afternoon and ac-
tively to seek faculty support for
students efforts to take an effec-
tive part in decision making.

The Union Ballroom was overflowing with students and faculty yesterday afternoon as a Voice spon-
sored meeting decided what steps should be taken to effect a greater, student role in University
decision making.

Proposals for more
tion, such as picketing
were rejected for time

violent ac-
and sit-ins,

courses snould be used to deter- 'A SERIO US MATT
mine he must fight and perhaps':
' die in Viet Nam."
Qualitative EvaluationsT
In place of grades, the signees,
will give to all male undergrad- ,
uates a one-paragraph, qualitia-
tive evaluation.
They will continue to give for-
mal grades to graduates and fe-
male undergraduates "in order to
underline the fact that it is not By ROGER RAPOPORT that had
grading per se that is at issue here, out consu
but a use of grades which we con- When University President Har- Discuss
sides to be illegitimate." Ilan Hatcher returned to Ann Ar. ,

.efutes Charge



Conflict bor from a trip Oct. 1 his first
The statements recognizes the move was to call his Vice-Presi-
signees' action brings them "into dent andChief FinancialOffi-
conflict with current University cer Wilbur K. Pierpont. Hatch-
practce."er wanted to discuss the sit-in at
practice. Pirn,'s nffin hc 110

was ani
new rule
'please d

been established with-
lting the group.
ing the new sit-in rule,
said, "I don't think it
interim regulation or a
but merely a simple
t of existing policy -
on't disrupt our offices'."
r said that he "quite

could be in a position to run the
university-in administrative posi-
One Exclusion
Hatcher said that he knew of
only one instance where students
are excluded from helping to make
rules that affect them.
"In cases of serious matters of

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Their action is prompted by the
administration's refusal to imple-
ment Wednesday's draft referen-
dum which indicated student op-
position to the University com-
piling class rankings and submit-
ting them to local draft boards as
a criteria for student deferment.
No Comment
Vice-President for Research A.
Geoffrey Norman, speaking in the
absence of Vice-President. for
Academic Affairs Allan Smith, le-
fused to comment on the profes-
sor's proposals not to compile
Prof. William A. Gamson of the'
sociology department and one of
the original signers of the pledge,
said that "more professors have
refused to sign the policy than
have accepted it so far. However,
most have expressed basic ap-
proval of our intent. If we get.
2-300 signatures I'll consider it

, i

stme h end4ed theday e- j honestly can't conceive of rules individual conduct when people are
sumed had ended the day be- of student coiduct being promul- completely out of the pale - the
fore. I gated without consultation with academic deans handle the situ-
"Hello, this is Harlan," said the student body. We've been ation quietly to avert publicity
Hatcher.= working from an orderly base in that would affect the student ad-
"Hello, this is Eric," replied one these matters and including stu-I versely."
of the student activists still sit- dents in our policy making." s- Explaining the University's de-
ting-in at the office. "The students have proven their cision to continue ranking stu-
"It seems to me," said Hatcher value -in such matters. I really am dents in spite of a 2-1 student
discussing the current campus impressed by them. I think if you vote against such a policy Wednes-
situation in an interview yester- give them two or three years they See HATCHER, Page 2
day, "that when the President of-
the University tries to call his
chief financial officer and a stu- T
dent answers the phone the sit-
uation is out of hand."
Iu 'That Kind of Thing'
"We just can't have that kind
of thing here," said Hatcher in Per*IsStudent'Ui

defense of the University's con-
troversial new sit-in ban. Student
SGovernment Council suspended its
relationship with the University's
Office of Student Affairs Thurs-
day because the University failed
to consult the group on the new


_ _ _ _ v _ _ _ /

The meeting, sponsored by Voice
Political Party and chaired by
Voice member Howard Wachtel,
Grad., was called to decide on
action to be taken to make the
administration accept the results
of, the student draft referendum
as binding, and to discuss ways of
securing meaningful student par-
ticipation in decision making on
student affairs.
The group decided to delegate
responsibility for both Monday's
teach-in and rally to SGC.
Substance of Teach-in
According to Robinson, tWe
teach-in will deal with both rank-
ing and student participation.
"The faculty and the administra-
tion will be encouraged to attend,"
he said. "If the administrators
don't come, the students and fac-
ulty will have to independently
decide what to do from there."
Evidence of faculty mobilization
was presented when Prof. William
A. Gamson of the sociology de-
partment read a faculty pledge on
grades stating that those who
signed intended to grade male stu-
dents on a pass-fall basis instead
of formal grades.
Voice, which han approved a
proposal last Tuesday stating that
a sit-in would be the appropriate
tactic if the University refused to
accept the draft referendum as
binding, did not push this proposal
'To Soon In the Game'
Voice members seemed to agree
when Douglas Ross, Gra., president
of the Young Democrats, said it is
necessary to draw as many people
as possible into the movement for
student participation in decsion
making. "A sit-in would make this
movement too exclusive too soon,"
he said.'
While the group turned down
the idea of a sit-in immediately-
and in fact did not even have such
a proposal to vote on- it did not
preclude a sit-in as one of the
recommendations of next Mon-
day's teach-in, sources noted.
The students appeared in fair
agreement on general goals. Rob-
inson sumied up the feelings of
general discontent when he said,
"We are completely dissatisfied
with the role granted to us by the
administration. We feel that we
should have primary authority in
the area of student affairs and we
will make continual efforts to
work toward that goal."
Explosive Atmosphere
Nevertheless, the atmosphere of
the room was explosive. Students
were divided on how best to
achieve these goals. SGC was
pushing for moderation, Voice
claimed 'that students had been
moderate too long already.
Michael Zweig, Grad, chairman
of Voice said, "This meeting has
power. And we're scared of this
power. The University seeks to
keep. the power in its own.hands.
But we must declare our power
over everything that concerns
Fred Smith, SGC member, rep-
resented a more moderate student.
view. "It is time to aulet down the



iatcher has called the buc
Won't Hurt Work split a "most ill-advised and mis-
Gamson does not feel abolish- taken action, and quite a serious
ing grades will adversely affect matter."
the quality of work done by stu- "I just don't see that there is
dents. an issue here about consulting
3 Other original signers were students. My concept of SGC's
Profs. Herbert C. Kelman, Rich- role is that it aids the adminis-
ard D. Mann and Harold L. tration in making rules that af-
Raush of the Psychology depart- fect them," he commented.
ments and Robert A. Sklar of the } Hatcher said he "couldn't think
History department. of any" regulations affecting SGC

Managing Editorf
Daily News Analysis
The student movement to gain
a. voice in University decision-
making appeared to be in danger
last night of breaking up in a
climax ' of fragmentation and dis-
Yesterday's meetings made evi-
dent differences between Voice
and SGC.
Basic Difference
The basic difference in tactics
consists of a revolutionary ap-
proach to the problem of student
participation on the part of Voice,
as compared to a reformist tactics
of SGC and other students.

SGC Break: Stepping Out of OSA into U' Community

This difference in approach is
what may lead to the demise of
the student movement here. Voice
wants to change the system un-
der which students are granted a
minimum of power over decisions
directly affecting them by seeking
to overturn the present power
structure; SGC and the non-af-
filiated students at the meeting
adopted a strategy based on work-
ing within the present system; but
changing it so as to increase the I
role of students in policy forma-
Moderate Approach
The more moderate approach
stresses the importance of gaining
massive faculty backing for any
attempt to persuade the adminis-
tration to rescind the week-old
ban on sit-ins, to abide by the re-
sults of Wednesday's draft ref-
erendum, and to grant students
an equal role in a tri-party sys-
tem of decision-making.
However, the division between
the two courses of action and their
respective advocates is so serious
that any possibility of a unified
student show of strength is be-
coming less likely. As last night's
meeting broke up in confusion,
several Voice members were en-
gaged in furious arguments with
SGC members.
Charges of Subversion
Each,group was charging the
other with attempting to "sub-
vert" the meeting. There were also
charges that the chairman of the
meeting, Howard Wachtel, Grad,
a Voice member, had been unfair
in his conduct of the session.

By PAT O'DONOHUE tation with students," but also Cutler declined to comment on students and other responsible
Daily News Analysis said "that the realities of his re- the situation yesterday. elements of the University com-
Student Government Council sponsibilities do not allow him to But his vice-presidential col- munity, has in fact broken down.
has made a big move. guarantee that such consultation leagues rejected Cutler's idea. "Over a period of 2%/ months
They have "stepped out of the will take place in every instance." Cutler. nevertheless kept in the we have made every effort to con-
Office of Student Affairs and into A secondary cause of the SGC University statement on the draft suit with concerned and interested
the University community," ac- break, another instance where referendum a declaration. that groups in the administration and
cording to SGC President Ed Rob- student opinion was ignored. was "indeed the whole issue of grading faculty. With the faculty the
inson. the University's continued insis- is under discussion at this Uni- communication was profitable ...
The question in the minds of tence compiling class rankings for 3 versity and elsewhere in the aca- With the administration the re-
the people who make up that the use of the Selective Service demic world. Such discussion is lationship was not forthcoming."
community is this: Why? What System. desirable and will involve student, Robinson emphasized a f t e r
for? y sSGC sponsored a referendum f a c u 1 t y and administration." I Thursday's decision that SGC's
The immediate causes of the polling the students' opinion of the Nevertheless, the statement con- efforts must now center around
move were the University decisions present Selective Service ,System cluded that the University could unifying and educating the stu-
banning sit-ins and retaining class Wednesday asking them to vote on not cease compilation of class dent body to support the motion
yanking. whether the University shouid rankings. The aim must be to worn with
SGC held an emergency meet- continue to compile class ranking That evening, SGC voted to the faculty and administration
ing Monday night, voting to break or cease such compilation. break its ties with the OSA. "to develop structures which let
... _ , . ,_ .. n 1.. ..1.m. ; i1 .


regret the withdrawal of SGC." ment and assume that SGC is still
The statement asserted SACUA's operating in accordance with the
willingenss to work with SGC in official SGC plan because ,that's
"seeking solutions to the vexing where their authority c o m e s
procedural and substantive prob- from."
lems new before it. Duncan Sells, director of stu-
In Thursday's aftermath. SGC dent organizations said, "We've
Executive Vice-President Cindygttowrhrdrhnevrfr
Sampson, '67, said that the bireak got to work harder than ever for
s University-community communi-
was "a constructive and positive cations, using any facility we have..
step" and that SGC hopes "to gain Our doors are open."
open communications with the
University community without the An administration in the OSA
OSA conducting, them,"by the indicated that when SGC com-
break, mitted itself to breaking away
rShe added that "as -long as we from the OSA it undertook the
were existing in the old structure responsibility of setting up a dia-
the OSA represented students. logue with the faculty and the ad-
People asked that OSA what SGC ministration. He said it was im-

- , ai rather thanaskingI t nortant for SGC to assume the

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