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Continued mild,
light winds

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
Recommendolice visoroar Contini


Six weeks ago Guy Larcom, the
city administrator, recommended
a formal continuance of the Ad
Hoc Committee of a Police-Com-
munity Advisory Board.
The board was called together
last summer by the then Acting
Police Chief Krasny to discuss
complaints concerning six specif-
Ic incidents, general police pro-
cedures and other current ten-
sions in Ann Arbor.
Chaired by Chief Krasny, the
board consisted of Lieutenant Stot-
tlemeyer, Captain Olsen and Ser-
geant Kling, members of the po-
lice department; City Personnel
Director Freisinger, Director of
Human Relations Cowley and Lar-
com. Also included were Negro
leaders Albert Wheeler, chairman

of the local branch of the NAA-
CP; Ezra Wowry, chairman of
the local branch of CORE; Coun-
cilman H. C. Curry and several
members of the business commu-
As a result of the summer meet-
ings, changes were made in po-
lice procedures after hearing com-
plaints from members of the Ne-
gro community. One such com-
plaint dealt with the number of
patrol cars used in the Ann St.
area-too many often acted as
further irritation when there were
tensions in the air.
Larcom noted that reducing the
patrols.in the Ann St. area, was
a small matter for the depart-
ment and did not hamper its du-
ties while doing a great deal td-

ward satisfying the Negro com-
Another complaint also in the
Ann, St. area concerned the use
of too many squad cars in han-
dling routine matters. Wheeler
described an incident which oc-
curred on a quiet Saturday after-
noon: When a number of police
came to Ann St., angry words
were passed among local residents
and the police. As the situation
intensified, Larcom and civil
rights leaders were brought to the
area to talk to the crowd and
avert an unnecessary incident.
Wheeler pointed out that the
commotion had begun over one ap-
parently drunk man.
Other complaints dealt with po-
lice cars blocking the street while
investigating minor disturbances.

Such action antagonized the com-
munity because traffic was block,
ed and normal activity was dis-
Also changed was the local "pro-
fanity law" which was made to
conform to the state law. The lo-
cal law forbade profanity in "pub-
lic places," while the state law
only forbids it in the presence of
women and children. Wheeler
pointed out that when all other
charges failed, police were able to
make this stick. He didn't deny
the use of profanity, but added
that situations often provoked
such language from both sides.
Both Larcom and Wheeler voic-
ed concern over the escalation of
minor offenses that usually in-
volved further charges of profan-
ity and resisting arrest. Wheeler

mentioned one such incident where
someone was found innocent on
a misdemeanor charge, but later
had to face two felony charges
that were results of his efforts
to resist arrest.
The Negro leaders also expressed
concern over the fact that there
was only one Negro on the police
force-a patrolman for 13 years.
Within a month after Chief Kras-
ny took over, the patrolman was
given an exam and promoted two
positions to that of sergeant.
It was also hoped that there
would be Negro command officers
and possibly a Negro as deputy
chief. Other feelings existed that
the entrance examination was ori-
ented against Negroes, and that
some measures should be provided,
possibly through the pending ad-

visory board, to work with the
personnel department and do
away with such a bias.
Also from the summer meetings
evolved the idea that patrolmen
in the Ann St. vicinity should
spend time in acquainting them-
selves with area businessmen so
as to reach a better police-com-
munity rapport.
Other successful results of these
meetings included using young
civilian community leaders to quell
riots potential disturbances. These
incidents weren't limited to the
Negro community, but included
preventing riots between white and
Negro gangs in the area.
Wheeler attributed the success
of civilians in preventing disturb-
ances to the fact that the com-
munity's complaints were getting

a fair hearing, and put a great
deal of faith in their leaders and
the Ad Hoc Committee meetings.
He commented further that to
discontinue this committee would
pull the rug out from under the
responsible members of the com-
munity in their efforts to im-
prove police-community relations.
Larcom found the committee to
be so successful that he recom-
mended the Council formalize it
and continue its operations. He
pointed out that the adoption of
many of the committee's proposals
has aided police work by clearing
the atmosphere where they work
This summer's meetings also
made members of the Negro com-
munity aware of why the police
See STUDENTS, Page 2

Board Action
Postponed on
Med Schools
Osteopathic College
Consideration Comes
Before Final Decision
As proponents of the establish-
ment of a state-supported osteo-
pathic c oll1e ge watched, the
' State Board of .Education moved
yesterday to table the report of its
Citizens' Committee on Education
for Health Care.
The board will postpone further
consideration of the committee's
report until the Michigan Osteo-
pathic Association can present its
6 proposal for an osteopathic col-
The committee had recommend-
ed that Michigan State Univer-
sity's two-year pre-clinical course
in medicine be expanded to a full
four-year program leading to an
M.D. degree. The report also rec-
ommended expansion of the med-
ical schools at the University and
Wayne State University to reach
a "minimum goal" of 590 first-
year places for medical students
in Michigan by 1976.
"It seems to be the concensus
of the board that no decision on
% the proposed MSU medical school
should be made until the full pro-
posal of the osteopathic associa-
tion is heard by both the health
care committee and the board,"
board member Edwin Novak (D-
Flint) said last night after the
In attendance at the two-day
meeting in Lansing were Dr. Vince
Murphy, president of osteopathic
association; the dean of the Col-
lege of Osteopathic Medicine, in
Pontiac; and the association's leg-
islative lobbyists. The bulk of the
meeting was occupied by the pres-
entation of the citizens' committee
The osteopathic college support-
ers also met with John Porter,
head of the State Department of~
Education's Burau of Higher Ed-
ucation, to set up timetables for
their meetings with the citizens'
committee and the board.
The board will probably meet
with the whole citizens' committee
shortly after the first of the year
to discuss the report, Novak pre-
Porter and Mrs. Eugenia Car-
penter, a research associate in the
4 School of Public Health, presented
the committee's report to the
The University has assigned
,Mrs. Carpenter to the board and
the citizen's committee as a full
time staff consultant.
Michigan Supreme Court Justice
Otis Smith, chairman of the nine-
member committee, was unable to ;
attend the meeting because of a .
conflict with his court duties.
The osteopathic issue first arose
last fall when bills providing for
the school were passed by both
houses of the Legislature. At that







Draf t

NEW JOINT JUDICIARY COUNCIL officers announced last
night are Ken Krone, '67, chairman; Ed Lieb, '68, secretary; Marv
Friedman, '67, chairman of the driving court.
AT A MEETING of the Judiciary Subcommittee of the Exec-
utive Committee, Interfraternity Council (IFC) yesterday took
punitive action against Chi Phi fraternity for violating IFC's By-
Laws on Rushing.
Chi Phi must present a pledging program which will comply
with IFC regulations before Jan. 14 or it will be deprived of
rushing privileges. A rush enforcement committee will observe and
report on Chi Phi's Hell Week procedures. The fraternity must
pay a fine of $500 or have 85 per cent of the house's active mem-
bers participate in 200 work hours for the benefit of charity.
The committee said that Chi Phi's rushing practices "were
clearly in violation" of sections of the bylaws although it recog-
nized that Chi Phi has taken steps to improve their rushing pro-
cedures and hopes that this action will help them to further im-
prove rushing procedure.
Chi Phi can appeal the penalty to the IFC Executive Commit-
tee if it is dissatisfied with the decision.



* . *

SOME 250 STUDENTS crammed into the lobby of the Uni-
versity of Maryland Student Union yesterday and shouted in de-
fense of Marine recruitment on campus being protested by the
Students for a Democratic Society.
The students overturned a table set up by the society oppo-
site a table containing a Marine display urging students to join
the Marines. "Kill the Communists!" the students chanted.
A society sign read: "Lose a leg for Lyndon."
- * * *
MADISON, WIS.-Jibes and jostling were traded by Uni-
versity of Wisconsin students yesterday in a protest at a U.S.
Marine Corps recruiting table on the campus.
Foes and supporters of the war in Viet Nam were the com-
The shoving and pushing melee developed when a group
calling itself the Committee for Direct Action followed up on its
earlier announced plan to confront the Marine recruiting effort
in the university's Memorial Union Building.
Action committee backers triggered the Wisconsin disturb-
ance when they tried to question recruiters about alleged incidents
in the Philippine Islands and Korea.
The Marine recruiters refused to comment.
Some protestors carried picket signs saying Marines trained
killers. The pickets argued they should have the opportunity to
set up displays to espouse their cause, too.
WASHINGTON-Members of the College Young Democratic
Clubs of America intend to continue their organization despite a
split with the Democratic National Committee.
"In the event that it is impossible to re-establish a satisfac-
tory relationship-as it now appears-without the forfeiture of our
freedom of expression on issues of vital concern, we are prepared
to exist and build our party," the college group said Sunday in a
The organization's executive committee met Sunday in an
emergency session after its executive secretary, W. Gary Winget,
and a club member, Michael Ferri, were fired last week from po-
sitions with the national committee.

"No Grade'
Hold Parley
Meet To Consider
Position After Faculty
Votes on Grading
Signers of the "no grade" pledge
met last night to consider their
position as affected by the liter-
ary college faculty's action on
Monday and the grading policy
statement of the college's execu-
tive committee on Tuesday.
The faculty group issued this
' No decision to abandon the var-
ious pledges has been made. The
signers are continuing to seek ways
to keep open options on grades.
They also hope to minimize any
injury to which their students
would be subject under the pres-
ent regulation."
The meeting lasted from 9 p.m.
through the early hours of the
morning. with no action taken
The meeting was called so that-
those professors and teaching fel-
lows who signed a pledge not to
give grades could decide if such
action would be sufficiently harm-
ful to their students to warrant
withdrawal of the pledge.
On Monday, the literary college
faculty voted down a proposal to
allow faculty members to with-
hold grades as long as class rank-
ing continues. The college then
followed this action with a state-
ment that students who did not re-h
ceive normal letter grades would
eventually get an "E."r
The executive committee yester-i
day issued a statement reiteratingc
"the existing policy that a.l stu-
dents enrolled in courses ar' en-p
titled to receive letter grades with-s
out special request."
'Ihe faculty resolution had pro-d
koscd that in classes where teach- 1
eis were not giving grades. stu-d
dents could individually requestr

DeGaulle Guest of Soviets
Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin (hand to face) talks with his guest, President Charles de
at a reception given French dignitaries in the Soviet embassy in Paris last night. Ati
is Soviet Ambassador to France Valerian Zorin.
Unhappy Truce at Ilerkei
Prevails ater S trikeaDecru

No Specific
All Volunteer Army
Proposed, Eliminate
Student Deferments
CHICAGO AP,)-A national con-
ference completed its four-day ex-
amination of the military draft
yesterday with. a call, in effect,
for a far-reaching shake-up of
the Selective Service system and a
strong endorsement of an all-vol-
unteer army as a leading alterna-
Under rules adopted before the
final session, no specific recom-
mendations or agreements were
reported by the conferees-but the
wide areas of consensus were ap-
-The existing draft system is
-Associated Press unfair and arbitrary and must be
drasticaly revised or eliminated.
-Student and occupational de-
ferments must end.
Gaulle (left) -Congress should undertake
extremne right next year an intensive study of
the feasibility of an all-volunteer
- professional army, estimated to'
cost between $4 billion and $17 bil-
lion above present costs.
If a study proves the profession-
al army is feasible, Congress
should replace the draft with a
"transitional system"' designed to
bring more volunteers into the
More than 100 scholars, govern-
ment specialists and students took
part in the conference, organized
n to call for ex- by the University of Chicago be-
11 with the anti- cause of increasing public concern.
rs, led by non- The case against the draft was
summarized by Prof. Roger W.
lution said, "We Little of the University of Illinois
ipation of out- at Chicago, who recommended a
ate and direct complete reorganization of the
rsity rules and functions of the local draft boards
stration to take to "make them more compatible
to prevent their with reality."
campus activi- Local autonomy of draft boards
has been critized as fostering vary-
ing.standards that are applied
ecture Little, whose presentation re-
ceived near-unanimous applause-
* one indication of the conference's
hV ipQ feelings-called for the elminina-
, stion of student and occupational
deferments, enlarged registration
pear in the uni- pools to encourage uniformity in
cifically where draft calls, and a Selective Serv-
f freedom break ice-initiated. public education
' program to alert 18-year-olds to
1 center around all facets of the program.
aothy Leary at Col. Dee Ingold, a Selective Serv-
N how academic ice offical who represented its
otect him. Fied- director, Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Her-
y incident as a shey, at the meeting, praised the
he contradiction session and said he would take a
ion of academic number of new ideas back to
totalitarian aca- Washington.
As originally envisioned, the
e lecture series, draft conference would have pre-
alled "The Last pared a list 'of specific recom-
ersity" and will mendations for the National Com-
th the strange mission on Selective Service, a spe-
erican university cial panel appointed by President
ersity is used by Johnson to report on the nation's
r conscious and, {aft_ , i, ,aV fln t nt.

Banks Dislike Lengthy Loans

time Attorney General Frank-Kel-
ley issued an informal advisory
opinion stating that the Legisla-
ture cannot legally establish a new
state college or university until
the board gives its recommend-
ation. It was felt then that if the
Legislature gave final approval, a
court test of the board's author-
ity would result.
Working for a third medical
school at MSU since 1961, MSU
enrolled its first students in the
two-year program this fall. How-
ever, they had already petitioned
the board for permission to ex-
.,,., . +...F-rcsn - t -cr m A11.

LANSING (A)-Spokesmen for Tuesday they didn't like the cur-

Michigan's biggest banks made
plain Tuesday they don't like
making long-term loans to college
students at six per cent interest
per year-.
Even though the state guar-
antees 100 per cent of the loans
and takes out life and disability
insurance on the borrowers, bank-
ers said they are unhappy with
the State Guaranteed Loan Pro-#
gram because:

rent setup.
"It's just a dollars and cents
situation,' said William Rutter, as-
sistant vice president of Detroit's
Clty Natonal Bank. "At 6 per cent
simple interest, you're asking a
great deal of the banks to serve
the entire community. We think
we're losing money."
"We're doing it gladly," Rutter
added, "but I think this goes be-
yond the banks. Somebody else has
got to pick. up the ball somewhere

months after he graduates. He
may have as much as 10 years to
repay it.
Authority figures indicate the
program has loaned $6,269 million
to 8,959 successful applicants since
operations startedin October 1962.
Some $5,721 million of that total
is outstanding.
It takes so much time to explain
to a young applicant what a note
is, or interest, that closing the loan
isn't practical, said vice president
Wendall Beckwith of the National
Bank of Jackson.
"What forced us to withdraw
fi, frmthe program " sa dKnneth


BERKELEY, Calif. W)-An un-
happy truce prevailed yesterday
on the University of California's
revolt-torn campus with the end-
ing of a five-day classroom boy-
But rebel leaders -insisted the
protest will be renewed in the new
school term after Christmas.
The Board of Regents on Tues-
day night ordered the firing of all
teachers staying on strike. The
decree, issued after an emergency
regents' session, had quick effect.
Teaching assistant members of
the AFL-CIO American Federation
of Teachers-specific target of the
regents' decree-voted a "condi-
tional suspension" of their strike..
About 600 striking students then
voted a "temporary recess" in
their walkout protesting a clash of
non-campus police and demon-
strators in the Student Union
building one week ago.
Sheriff's deputies arrested three
students and six non-students. A
sit-in and fight had started over
the presence of a Navy recruiting
team. Campus police had blocked
the attempt of an anti-draft group
to set up a propaganda table
alongside the Navy recruiters.
An angry regents' minority led
by Edwin W. Pauley, Los Angeles
oil man, demanded the firing of
all teachers who had participated
in the classroom boycott since
Nov. 30.

Leslie Fiedler, literary and social
critic, has announced the topics,
of the three lectures he will deliver
as writer-in-residence at the Uni-
versity from Jan. 5 to Jan. 25.
Fiedler, who has propheciszed
the "end of the novel as a literary
vehicle," is, according to writer-
in-residence publicity chairman
Paula Cameron, a critic who "uses
literary criticism as a means to
espouse social criticism."
In such books as "An End to
Innocence" and "Waiting for the
End," Fiedler has dealt with topics
that range from the young dope
addict to homosexuality in "Huck-
leherr Finn.

Robert Atkins, 23, the graduate staff in the decisio
assistant union president, said ternal police to dea
duration of the strike suspension Navy demonstrato
depended on the outcome of ne- The regents reso
gotiations with the administration, oppose the partic
Atkins said, "We reaffirm the siders who instig
right of the union to strike for violation of unive
any demand that comes out of direct the admini
abridgement of rights of students continuous action1
and faculty." interference with
It supported Heyns and his ties."
Fiedler Announces L
1opics for W,inter S

freedom as they ap
versity, and spe
these guarantees o
The lecture wil
the case of Tim
Harvard and shoo
freedom did not pr
ler sees the Lear
manifestation of t
of the limited act
freedom by semi-I
demic rules.
The last of th(
Jan. 24, will be c
Uses of the Univ
be concerned wi
nature of the Am
and how the univ
society to further

-Six per cent isn't enough and along the line."E
they're losing money; Other bankers said they are



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