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Berkeley Faculty Votes ove




To Back A dministrator
BERKELEY, Calif. (W) - The The students are under pressure sought to set up a table alongside
Academic Senate of the University of 'final examinations beginning the Navy's, a sit-in and fight en-
of California's huge Berkeley cam- Dec. 12. sued and sheriff's deputies were
pus last night voted confidence in / No Talk with Non-Students called. They arrested 10 persons,
Chancellor Roger W. Heyns em- The faculty vote at the outset of including ix non-students. fl Q osal
battled in a dispute over student the session in jam-packed Wheeler Savio Arrested t
protests on the strife-torn campus. Auditorium. He has refused to talk Among the arrested was non-
The faculty group also proposed a with rebelling student strike lead- student Mario Savio, who, when a F
settlement for the dispute. ers with their non-student sup- student, led the 1964 Free Speech O riu a e
Heyns said the vote showed uni- porters present in any capaci y Movement demonstrations at Ber-
ty between the faculty and the whatever. keley that resulted in more than " "
administration and should help Planned weekend talks to restore 0 arrests. Savio is a strike leaderSit
him in his important special meet- peace to the huge 27,500-student n 70the st o istie eawhr
ing today with the Board of Re- campus were thus stalemated over Heyns has refused to negotiate.
gents. a di: ute that began last Wednes-
gens adisutetha bean astWedes- The Senate resolution backing Two Students Allow
1he students' strike committee day over a Navy recruiting table Heyns contained five points:
was meeting last night to consider at the Student Union. -"Hey oine hive othat TO Make Statement
the Academic Senate's proposais. When an anti-military group -"We o ete npcellor, t at To Meet
the use of external police force, ex-' At Faculty Meeting
_- --- cept in extreme emergency and of
mass coercion, is in appropriate By SUSAN ELAN
Ito the function of a university." Admittance to a closed meet
TL . .- ." . t tit t 2 1A- 1Arrests Justified of the, literary college faculty







600 Present
At Largest
Meeting Ever
Pass-Fail Grading,
Class Ranking. Topics
Of 'Vigorous Debate'
The faculty of the literary co-
lege yesterday voted 305-115
against a resolution proposing that
LSA faculty members be permit-
ted to withhold grades while the
University continues to compile
class ranks.
The vote was taken at what
Dean William Haber of the liter-
ary college, termed the "largest
faculty meeting in the history of
the college."mApproximately 600
faculty members attended the
The proposal, introduced by
Prof. Herbert C. Kelman of the
psychology department, a s k e d

DEAN WILLIAM HABER of the literary college called a
meeting of teaching fellows yesterday. He reportedly asked each
department to either choose or elect on representative among the
teaching fellows.
Haber said he called the meeting in order to informally discuss
means of improving copmunications with the teaching fellows.
One course indicated that the meeting's agenda was to include
an informal discussion of grading as well.
The teaching fellows were reportedly angry because there
had been no uniform selection of representatives, the meeting
was called on very short notice and Haber chaired the meeting
and prepared the agenda rather than one of the teaching fellows.
One representative said he did not "trust an administration
which ignores us" while another stated that "we are the faculty,"
pointing out that in the psychology department alone 82 per cent
of the credit hours are taught by teaching fellows.
It was also pointed out that in the English department the
teaching fellows voted three to one against class rank, while in
the political science department the vote was two to one against
class rank and that the majority of students in their classes
voted to 'have their grades withheld. The teaching fellows felt
that grading should be left up to the individual teacher although
the representative from political science said that the entire fac-
ulty of the literary college should determine the grading policy
of the college.
Dean James Robertson reportedly called the Registrar's Of-
4 fice and was told that if no grade is sent in to its office the in-
dividual will receive no credit for the course and the individual
will merely receive a "Not Reported" on his transcript. The grade
will not result in an "E" or failure as was originally presumed.
Haber cancelled the meeting of all teaching fellows originally
scheduled for today. One teaching fellow said the group wanted
to have the meeting but did not want Haber to chair the meeting
or prepare the agenda. Haber said that whatever he had planned
or done at a meeting today would have been misinterpreted and
he therefore felt that it would be better to hold a meeting later
when the present tension died down.
* * * *
AN INFORMATION MEETING for all students interested in
working for the government next summer on the Washington
Summer Intern Program will be held at 4:00 today in Room 3-R-S
of the Union.
Undergraduates should note -that Dec. 9 is the application
deadline for the Office and Science Assistant Test to be given
Jan. 7.
Seniors and graduate students should apply to take the
Federal Service Entrance Exam. The deadline for these tests is
Dec. 21 for the Jan. 21 exam. .
Students are encouraged to take the tests on the earliest pos-
sible date in view of the early end of the spring semester.
nounced a ch1ange in registration dates for next semester.
Registration will take place Tuesday, January 3rd through
Thursday, January 5th. The first day of classes will be Friday,
January 6th, one day later than originally scheduled.
The reason for the schedule change is that Monday, January
2nd, the original opening day for registration, is a legal holiday
since New Year's Day falls on a Sunday this year.

Heyns has said the arrests granted yesterday to Peter Stein-
duiing the Navy recruiting table ; berg, Grad, and Barry Bluestone,
incident were justifiedr Grad, both of Voice political party,
-"In view of the complexity of to allow them to read a statement
recent events we urge the chan- representing the sentiments of
cellor not to institute university those students sitting-in at the
disciplinary proceedings against Administration Bldg.
students of student organizations The statement explained ther
from last Wednesday through the purpose of yesterday's sit-in,
present." which began at noon, as an at-
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-"We call for creation of a tempt, do r 'a)ine pa~ LU IaJ . 9 r
faculty-student commission con- the ranking referendum bindig
Sider new modes of governance and "to define the structure and -Daily-Roert Sheffield
and self-regulation" and that "the process of the University commun- DISSENT, DISCUSSION AND CURIOSITY drew up to 250 people to the third scheduled sit-in at
concerns and grievances expressed ity we would like to create;" and
byorn mandof orstuens xs d asktye fculty to joinite s the Administration Bldg. within the past week. Abut 40 faculty members joined the sit-in after the
be geny srous osder s deliberations at the Adminitra- i LSA faculty meeting to answer questions. The sit-in began at noon and broke up about 8:30 p.m.
be giveon and deliberation of the tion Bldg. at the completion of
commission."ft their meeting. AT SPECIAL MEETIN(,:
-"The strike should end imme- While Steinberger and Blue-_
diately," and the fifth point of- stone read the statement and an-I
fered unstinting support "in the swered the questions of the fac- i
chancellor's leadership." ulty, about 50 students crowdedI
No Amnesty around the doors of the meeting
No Amesty room hoping to gain admittance
Heyns has said he would not ask to the meeting or to be allowed "J
courtroom amnesty for the four to listen to it in another audi- EQ OlC ml er's OO
students arrested at the beginning torium. The faculty did not agree
of tlhe crisis. The Alameda County to either of these requests.
district attorney's office indicated Faculty Join Sit-in By DEBORAH REAVEN sity community and that all such an opportunity to sample opin-
they would be prosecuted. meetings have constituents' time." ions from their respective seg-
-At the conclusion of their meet-i Student Government Council last SCas eomne htamnso h omnt,
There has been no administra- ing, more than 40 faculty mem- night moved to implement the SGC also recommended that a ments of the community , E
tion action on the offer earlier bers joined the students in the student - faculty - administration e rtain number of the meetmgs
yesterday by another strike com- Administration Bldg. Most of them commission on student participa- be held as open hearings where Robinson, '67, president of SGC
mittee leader, Bettina Aptheke remained for over an hour an- tion established last week by Uni te niorties may present said, "Students on the committee
I student and an avowed Commun- swering questions about the fac- versity President Harlan Hatcher. should have time to think about
I ist, o negotate wit Heyshould- havefytimeidtot Hthink aboutr
ist, to negotiate with heynslwth-Iulty meeting and discussing stu- The resolution recommended that Responsives to Students what they're doing, ample oppor-
out Savio present. She told tha dent tactics and goals. The sit-in the commission consider "the tunity to reach other organiza-
to a Sproul Plaza rally. ended at 8:30 without the students whole governmental process of the In the motion, SGC expressed tions, and to take suggestions
By leaflet, Heyns appealed to ever being asked to leave. University and make proposals for its expectation that "the student from student discussions and
the school's 27,500 students to re- In spite of the defeat of the necessary changes." members of this commission be re- forums."
ject the classroom boycott asked proposal by Prof. Herbert C. Kel- sponsive to the wishes of the ,
by the Student Strike Committee. man of the psychology depart- Council also moved to selectStu- larger student community, and Sit-in Committee
Prioityto tudis mntthat th faultyof he it-dent members for Hatcher's com-. therefore plans to institutionalize
Priority to Studies ment, that. the faculty of the lit- missions on sit-ins and the draft. ctee eno es l Jay Zulauf, '67, president of
"Reflect upon your real reasonI erary college withhold grades as msin nstisadtedat contact between the commission'JyZlu,'7,peieto
orbeingt Caandr gve rslongeas thee Univrsity o ins In amending the original pro- and the student body in a num- University Activities Centel' moved
priorities to your studies," Heyns to compile class ranks, some of posal on the student participation ber of ways." These include regu- that "SGC reaffirm its decision to
urged. His statement was distri- 'the faculty members still seemed commission, Dick Wingfield, '67, lar reports to Council and various select students for the sit-in com-
buted yesterday, the first day of optimistic about the future. edmoved and Council passed that all kinds of public forums. Council mittee." -Selection shall be done by
the week before final exams when "This is not the first defeat business meetings of the commis- also urged that the committee not appointment by Council by Jan.
virtually no classes meet. and it will not be the last," said sion be open to "attendance by in- begin formal meetings until Feb. 19
Although few classes were meet- Prof. Arnold S. Kaufman of the I terested members of the Univer- 1 "so that the members may have Zulauf also moved that Council
ing, protest leaders still marched philosophy department. "The con- .eparticipate on the draft commit-
just outside the campus boomingi sequences of today, willbebone. Mdb A ctive e merso this committee
through a bullhorn, "Do not go to 'more step in Pjuilding a better Students G.iven A c iviole as eslce hog p
classes. Support the strike." University and a better society." pointment, the deadline being Jan.
The Strike. Committee handed Student Pledge . . 12. Council recommeded that the
out leaflets countering Chancellor As future plans of action the In Selecti g A dm ni strators comssion consider the issue of
Hayens' message. students voted to carry out a pro- canh isundbthraein
Opposed to Strike posal by Prof. Thomas F. Mayer for students to apply for the draft
"I am opposed to the strike," of the sociology department fora By LYNNE KILLIN j Minnesota's regents had sug- frstunt pply
... . ...A 1- n,,, . +~r~nn~c n+ +117f% w~a~nr ,,,,; TI ested that those students serving test next spring.

-Professors who disagree with
the University's policy of aiding
the Selective Service by compiling
class rank be allowed to grade
their students on a pass-fail basis
if they so desire;
-Professors who do so will give
a one paragraph evaluation of stu-
dents to whom they do not 'give
grades; and
-Professors who do this will be
required to submit the grades of
students who request them.
Faculty Pledge
These proposals are presently
embodied in a pledge which has
been signed by approximately 35
professors. Those who signed in-
dicated that they will withhold
grades regardless of the faculty
vote yesterday.
At the beginning of the meeting
Prof. Robert Sklar of the history
department proposed a rule pro-
hibiting non-faculty m e m b e r s
from attending the meeting be
waived but this was defeated. The
faculty subsequently voted to al-
low two student representatives,
Peter Steinberger, Grad. and Barry
Bluestone, Grad., to akea state-
ment before the faculty and an-
swer any questions the ficulty
might have. The two students then
left the meeting.
'Vigorous Debate'
After Kelman introduced his
prorposal, Haber said "the most
vigorous debate I've seen in my
experience as Dean" followed.
Haberaddedsthat the discussion
was, at times, "emotion-laden,"
Prof. Alexander Eckstein of the
eoconomics department opposed
Kelman's motion on several
grounds. He said that although he
was against class ranking he could
not withhold grades on the basis
of this opposition because "grades
were not instituted because of
class ranking and should not be
abolished on the basis ofnclass
ranking. Class ranking should be
attacked directly. Grades should
only be abolished on educational
Reasons of Consoience
Kelman, in a statement Intro-
ducing his proposal, argued that
"for reasons of conscience" he,
and others who have pledged to
withhold grades, will not "assign
letter grades to their male under-
graduates as long as these grades
are used to compute class rank for
submission to the Selective Service
He said that the-group feit that
the action withholding grades "is
the only way available to us at the
moment to express our conscien-
tious concern about the role of the
University in the Selective Service
Eckstein argued that allowing
each individual conscience to dic-
tate the procedures of the Uni-
versity "sets up a dangerous pro-
cedure." He added that it "opens
the way for a practice detrimental
to the University."
Further Discussion
Eckstein said, he is not against
the principle of conscientious ob-

Heyns said in his statement. Pro- pledge written and signed by stu-
test is legitimate; sometimes it is dents requesting that professors
imperative." not turn in grades until the Uni-
But he argued that disruptive jversity compiles with the ranking
tactics were incompatible with |referendum.
resolving *conflicts in.an academic Also passed was a proposal by
community. Michael Zweig, chairman of Voice,
He said the strike "negates .the setting up a steering committee of
'very idea of the university, which four people who will organize
I is the search for truth." speaker programs in all the living
"The real tragedy here is that units on campus next semester.
'students who are intent upon that All of the proposals to come out
, search are the primary, if not the of these meetings will be brought
'only, victims of this strike.' up at a mass meeting the third
"That tragedy, is unnecessary." week of next semester.

Selective Service Specialist Advocates
Limiting Draft Calls to 18-Year-Olds

btudents at two major univers- e
ities are being given the oppor-c
tunity to play a more active rolei
in university decision making.I
Members of the student bodies of
Northwestern University and thec
university of Minnesota are par-r
ticipating in the selection of im-
portant university officials.
Northwestern's charman of a
faculty committee selecting a new
Dean of Students, Donald Camp-
bell, has invited undergraduates,
graduates, transfer students and
faculty members to offer recom-
mendations of people considered
suitable for the position.
The final decision rests with the'
Board of Trustees.
They are expected to act on the
advice of the administration, 1
which in turn will probably ap-r
prove the candidate offered by the
faculty committee.r
The role of students at the
University of Minnesota is more
formal. Three students will parti-i
cipate on the alumni advisory
committee selecting a successor to
President 0. Meredith Wilson whof
will leave in July, 1967. These stu-i
dents along with nine other mem-c
bers of the advisory body will 1
present their recommendations to'
the Board of Regents, which has
the power to decide who will be
the future president. A faculty
committee also offers suggestions,
to the Regents.
'U' Serves as Model
This model for student partici-

on the advisory committee be sen-
iors or grads. Therefore, although
members of the various classes
petitioned for positions on this
committee, the student govern-
ment screened them, selecting a
qualified grad, a law student and
a senior.

Ann Arbor City Council
Pases Cycle Ordi-nance

CHICAGO (R'P) - Annual draft ; draft and some alternatives until pose of completing high school or;
calls should generally be limited Wednesday when conference offi- undertaking college programs aim-I
to 18-year-olds, an Army special- cials hope some compromise rec- ed at providing officers, doctors or
ist on Selective Service told a na- ommendations can be adopted. other specialists for the armed
tional conference on the draft yes- For Draft Study services.
terday. These will be turned over to the Hayes said his proposal would
Col. Samuel H. Hayes, director National Commission on Selective !have these advantages:
of military psychology at the U.S. Service, a 20-member panel con- -It would distribute the selec-j
Military Academy, suggested that vened by President Johnson to ; tion of draftees throughout theI
19-year-old youths also should be study the draft and make recom- social stata on the basis of apti-
retained on the draft lists on a mendations by next month, tude and ability. "It should be at
stand-by basis in case of emer- Parts of the draft laws will ex- least as fair as the lottery system
gency. pire June 30. and considerably more efficient,"
"If not inducted after their 19th In his analysis of the present he said.
year or not. deferred for cause," Selective Service System, Hayes -It would provide high qualityI

relationship to the national wel-
fare," Hayes said.
"In any assessment of critical
objectives, national security must
rank the highest."
Hayes also challenged the notion
that the armed services should
j serve as an educational or social
welfare agency-a position advo-
cated by many at the conference.
Efficiency Is Objective
These are worthwhile programs,
Hayes said, but "should not be
confused with programs to im-
prove the efficiency of our armed

Open Question
Coucil emphasized that they
consider the ranking issue an open
question and that if the commis-
sion so decided, rankings would
not have to be compiled next

The Ann Arbor City Council
passed an ordinance regulating
motorcycles at last night's Coun-
cil meeting and tabled an ordi-
nance on motorcycle rentals. The
ordinance is essentially a dupli-
cation of the new state law re-
garding motorcycles which will go
into effect 90 days after the Leg-
islature's adjournment.
The ordinance will go into ef-
fect 10 days after. the date of
its legal publication, which ac-
cording to City Attorney Jacob F.
Fahrner, Jr. should be around De-
cember 2Gth, the last day of fin-
The ordinance covers several as-
pects of motorcycle operation, in-
-All passengers must wear a
safety helmet;
-All cycles shall be equipped
with lights that are onerated with

drive in the center of the lane;
-Cyclists shall not ride more
than two abreast in any lane;
-It shallrbe illegal for a cyclist
to pass between adjacent lines of,
ve'hicles proceeding in the same d-
rection. They may pass on the left
of such lanes, and pass only on~
the right when it is lawful and
safe, and
-No one shall operate a motor-
cycle on sidewalks, bicycle and
bridal paths, city parks and open
spaces (scrambling courses) ex-
cept wheie designated.
Reduce Paper Work
Police Chief Walter Krasny said
that a local ordinance duplicat-
ing the forthcoming state law
would facilitate enforcement and
reduce paper work in issuing sum-
monses for violations.
At present some ambiguity exists
over the definition of a motorcycle
as opposed to a motor scooter and

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