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Sir 43an


Fair and warm, with
little chance of rain

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
Sesquicentennial Plans Proceedingon Sc


For the new freshmen and the
veteran seniors, the seasoned fac-
ulty and the toiling grads, 1967
will be an exceptional year of
personalities and pageantry as the
University celebrates its 150th an-
Next year's Sesquicentennial
calendar is highlighted by five
major ceremonies, numerous na-
.tional conferences, and countless
exercises in nostalgic self-glori-
The Central Sesquicentennial
Committee, chaired by Prof. Char-
les Joiner of the Law School, has
been planning for several years to
carry 'out the anniversary pro-
gram with the theme: "Knowl-
edge, Wisdom, and the Courage
to Serve."
The high points of 1967 will be
the five major ceremonies:

! Major Ceremony I-March 1-
5, an alumni celebration in Ann
Arbor climaxed by a banquet in
Cobo Hall, Detroit. About 5,000
persons are expected at the din-
ner, which will be addressed by a
national figure. t
* Major Ceremony II - April
26-29, the "International Confer-
ence on Higher Education in To-
morrow's World." Leading educa-
tors from 16 countries will par-
ticipate in the conference, which
will be climaxed by the Univer-
sity's commencement, to be ad-
dressed by Zakir Husain, vice-
president of India.
The names of the participants
have been released, and include
two educators from Communist
nations, Alexandr Danilovich Al-
exandrov of Leningrad University'
and Adam Schaff of Warsaw Uni-

versity. Five other European edu-
cators are attending.
North American educators in-
clude such renowned personalities
as James B. Conant, former U.S.
ambasador and president of Har-
vard; Mary Bunting, president of
Radcliffe; John Hannah, presi-
dent of. Michigan State; Roger
Heyns, chancellor of Berkeley;
Grayson Kirk, president of Colum-
bia; Nathan Pusey, president of
Harvard; Owen Wilson, president
,of Minnesota; Teodoro Moscosco,
special advisor to the Asst. Sec. of
State for Inter-American Affairs;
and many others.
! Major Ceremony III - July
12-14, centered around "The Uni-
versity and the Body Politic." The
conference will bring together
prominent figures from' govern-
ment, industry, foundations, la-
bor, education and the arts to dis-

cuss the responsibility of the Uni-
versity to the public.
* Major Ceremony IV - Oct.
1-6, a campus program bringing
together a number of great indi-
viduals in different fields under
the title "Voices of Civilization."
Although the final list of partici-
pants has not yet been revealed,
these 20 or 30 individuals will par-
take in seminars, lectures, and
various other formal and informal
encounters with the faculty and
" Major Ceremony V - Nov.
15-17, an' international confer-
ence on "Fertility and Family
Planning-A World View": The
population explosion and birth
control vWill be explored by lead-
ing scientists and world leaders.
In addition to the five major
ceremonies, a national student
conference is planned at the Uni-

versity in late March. Representa-
tives from major U.S. colleges and
foreign guests will examine the
student's role in our rapidly
changing society. This conference
will be highlighted by a banquet,
distinguished speakers, and num-
erous small discussion groups.
All student participation in the
150th celebration is being directed
by the Student Sesquicentennial
Committee, chaired by Cindy
Sampson, '68. The SSC is plan-
ning an escort service for Uni-
versity guests and is coordinating
all major campus events to tie in
with the Sesquicentennial theme.
MUSKET, which held a contest
last semester to find original
script, lyrics, and music for its
1967 presentation, will have its
next show on a Sesquicentennial
One of the outstanding dra-

matic features of 1967 will be the
Arthur Miller Festival, honoring
one of the University's most dis-
tinguished alumni. The Speech
Dept. will produce his "Memory of
Two Mondays," "Enemy of the
People," and "The Crucible." The
Professional Theatre Program will
stage "After the Fall" and "Inci-
dent at Vichy."
Two major works of music have
been commissioned by the Sesqui-
centennial Committee. One will be
a piece for large orchestra by a
leading American composer, Roger
Sessions, which will premiere ri
,Hill Aud. in the fall of 1967.
The other composition is by
Ross Lee Finney, of the Music
School, and is an arrangement for
orchestra and chorus. It will have
its premiere in the 1967 May Fes-
tival with the Philadelphia Or-
chestra and University Choral

The Sesquicentennial is also be-
ing commemorated in three books
about the history and traditions of
the University. A narrative history
and a pictorial history will be
issued in early 1967. "Our Mich-
igan," a collection of essays by
alumni writers, was released last
The planning and actualization
of the University's 150th year pro-
gram is being directed by Richard
Kennedy and a staff of assistants
in the Sesquicentennial Office in
the Michigan Union.
As 1967 approaches, the 200.,00
alumni and students of the Uni-
versity-one of every thousand
Americans-will cast a glance back
to Ann Arbor as the University
examines and encounters the suc-
cesses and problems of its second
150 years.

. i 11 .



Benton Harbor Tense,


S ehaadt SAIC1
Appointed to
New Position
Business Manager
To Become Associate
Director of Housing




Benton Harbor tensed last night,
an 18-year-old Negro boy was
* dead, and the National Guard was
on a ready alert.
According to sources in Benton
Harbor, there were no cars on the
road as the city waited for violent
reprucussions after a Negro youth
was killed Tuesday by gunshot
from a passing car which, onlook-
ers say, contained two white men.
The shooting victim was Cecil
Hunt. No Benton Harbor radio or
television stations have reported
the shooting, suposedly on the
request of local authorities. Thus,
even while news of Hunt's death
was going throughout the nation
via the wire services, Benton Har-
bor did not know about it.
It was learned that a 36-year-
.old white man was being held
without bail in Berien County jail,
supposedly to be charged with the
Hunt murder.
Gov. George Romney delayed
calling up the Michigan National


Guard on the request of Benton
Harbor Mayor Wilbert Smith, and
sources from the city reported last
night that, although there were
sporadic incidents of stone throw-
ing. and three different areas' in
the Negro section of the town
seemed tense, there was no mas-
sive outburst of violence.
Mayor Smith declared a state of
emergency after the shooting.
State Police and the local police
were trying to maintain some kind
of order, but even though they
had cut off roads leading into the
Negro section of town there was
fear that violence might still erupt.
A group of Negroes marched on
Mayor Smith's house yesterday,
some of his windows were broken.
Parents Frightened
It was reported that "many peo-
ple, both Negroes and whites, are
in jail now" and also that some
white parents have sent their chil-
dren out of the city.
A Negro woman in the center of
one of the riot areas commented


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to this repotrer that much of the
trouble is being caused by "irra-I
tional thinking youths who want
to get their names in the papers.
The Negroes here in Benton Har-
bor have no cause to riot. We are
treated well by the whites."
It was reported than bricks and
rocks were being thrown at cars
coming off the I-94 exit into Ben-
ton Harbor, but this was uncon-
State Police Director Frederick
Davids flew to Benton Harbor yes-
terday from Lansing on Gov. Rom-
ney's orders to take a first hand
look at the situation.
Scattered groups of Negroes,
totaling about 150, gathered in
knots around a filling station yes-
terday that was the focus of Tues-
day night's violence.
Fifty or 60 policemen, mostly
state troopers, watched them for
a time, then dispersed them into
smaller groups and spread them
out without incident.
A few minutes later some rocks
and bottles were thrown but no
one was hit.
Long Night
Police were alerted and out in
the Negro area as the warm,
muggy night wore on.
Tension lingered throughout the
evening as the local police sup-
plemented by state troopers con-
tinued to patrol the Negro area.
As the night wore on the mob
thinned. Teen-age gangs smashed
windows in stores, automobiles
and houses, although no serious
injuries were reported.
Even as Tuesday night's vio-
lence built up, Negroes discussed
the situation with city officials
for nearly two hours, then named
a 17-member committee to present
demands. ?
One demand was that police
chiefs of Benton Harbor and Ben-
ton Harbor Township issue mem-
orandums directing their officers
not to address Negroes as "boy"
or "girl" or use references to race.
The two chiefs promised their men
would be polite and use "Mr., Mrs.
and Miss."
Mayor Smith agreed to work
with the 17-member committee
on recreational problems.
Smith said it was the -first time
he had heard a complaint on lack
of recreation facilities and told
the Negroes:
"There is a lack of communi-
cation as to what your needs are."


Leonard Schaadt, veteran busi-
ness manager of University resi-
dence halls, has been named to
the new position of associate di-
rector of University housing, ef-
fective today. The move is expect-
ed to shift more housing authority
away from the Office of Business
and Finance to the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs, as suggested in the
1962 Reed Report on re-organiza-
tion of the OSA.
Mr. Schaadt's position is being
filled by Chester J. Malonoski who
will be called business manager
of university housing. Mr. Mala-
noski formerly managed Univer-
sity Apartment Facilities. Both
men will report directly to John
Feldkamp, director of University
"This change will strengthen
student affair's ability to deal
with business aspects of univer-
sity housing," said Feldkamp. He
explained that Schaadt will be
given charge of budgeting and
planning for university housing.
Formerly these functions had been
performed only by Francis Shiel,
Manager of Services Enterprises,
a unit .of the business office.
Schaadt will continue to have
charge of operational aspects of
university housing.
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs Richard Cutler said the4
changes "complete implementa-
tion of recommendations made in
the Reed Report."
Until the Reed Report in 1962
Schaadt had reported to Shiel.
Since then he has reported to the
Other changes prompted by the
shift include the appointment of
Roy Passon, formerly supervisor
of residence hall maintenance, to
the new position of supervisor of
planning and construction of Uni-
versity housing.
Paul Bowyer, formerly supervi-
sor of building services for Uni-
versity apartments, is now named
supervisor of building services for
University housing. Gil Lutz, for-
merly business manager of West4
Quadrangle will become director:
of Northwood Apartments. JohnI
Briggs, formerly assistant director
of West Quadrangle, will become
that unit's business manager.

CEDAR BEND Housing on North Campus-the University's newest ex
Future Student

Late World News
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW-THE SOVIET government - has forbidden the
distribution here of the Warren Commission report on the assassi-
nation of President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. Embassy reported
There was speculation that the ban was imposed because
the Warren Commission version of the assassination conflicts
with a version often presented in the Soviet press, that Kennedy
was killed by a right-wing conspiracy of "Texas oil barons."
RICHARD M. NIXON told the 48th national convention of
the American Legion last night that at its present rate the Viet
Nam war will last five years. Nixon called for "common decisions"
by the Johnson administration to shorten it without appease-
ment. Nixon said the war "is the most unpopular war in America's
A SURVEY STUDY of faculty life in Ann Arbor, the
"Academic Staff Questionnaire," is nearing completion, accord-
ing to William Schlatter, assistant to the vice-president for
academic affairs.
The survey, which is an attempt to define the multi-faceted
world of the University faculty member, covers topics ranging
from the use of parking structures to freedom in deciding upon
and implementing teaching methods. Expected to be completed
in October, the results will be distributed to those faculty mem-
bers who submitted the questionnaire.
* * *
A BUILDING PROJECT grant of $1,000,000 has been made
to the University under a Health, Education & Welfare Dept.
program for colleges and universities.
The grant, to be applied to an additional $3,200,000 of state
funds, will be used to construct a classroom-office complex on the
recently cleared land behind Hill Auditorium and Burton Tower.
The building will be used to house the modern language depart-
ments of the Literary College, providing the state money clears
an appropriations logjam in Lansing.
A similar grant has been made to Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity toward construction of a $4,500,000 science building.
FOOD SERVICE WILL be available seven days a week at the
University's North Campus Commons beginning .Sept. 3, Robert
J. West, manager, has announced.

Slub poena
May Suggest
'U' Compliance With
HUAC Request Leads
To Investigation Here
The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs yesterday
formed an ad hoc committee "to
^. ~examine' the University's response
to the recent House Un-American
Activities Committee's subpoena"
of membership lists of three cam-
pus organizations, James Wendel,
vice-chairman of SACUA said.
Wendel added that the com-
mittee, meeting in executive ses-
periment n dormitory living. ion, "will also examine the Uni-
versity's policy and procedure in
ew M ode general when served with sub-
poenas by government bodies with
special reference to possible in-
fringements of the individual civil
rights of members of the Univer-
sity community and to make rect
eeping people from living in Ce- ommendations for future Univer-
ar Bend is transportation. Since ity policy in this area."
mly a small percentage of the Wendel, a member of the mathe-
esidents in the complex actually matics dept., will chair the com-
ttend classes or do research on mittee which will consist of "a
orth Campus, most students broad, representative" group to be
ust commute to Central Cam- named today of six additional
us every day. Even though most faculty members and two students.
esidents are eligible for driving Interim Report Soon
rivileges, the parking space prob The committee is not required
am on Central Campus may dis- to meet a specific deadline but will
ourage the use of cars. However, deliver an, interim report Sept. 19
egular bus service is being ini- for the scheduled meeting of the
ated with the start of classes Senate Assembly. Under SACUA
oday, with buses leaving both rules it is not possible to take a
ampuses every eight minutes. formal vote on an interim report
The accommodations provided so no final decision will be made
n Cedar Bend include single and at that time. SACUA has the
ouble rooms, which share a cen- power to submit any final recom-
ral lavatory, and double and mendation to the Regents.
riple suites, with private baths. There is no indication as to
he rooms are also provided with what action will be taken.
entrex telephone service. Faculty Petitions
Laundry facilities and janitor- Yesterday's meeting was con-
al supplies are available in each vened in response to a petition
lousing unit, with basic mainte- presented by 12 members of the
iance the responsibility of the faculty, requesting that a special
esidents. Requests for repairs in meeting of SACUA be called as
he quarters may be made at the soon as possible to establish a
entral desk of each house. Since committee to examine the decision
neal service or cooking facilities made.
re 'not provided students must Five members were needed for
at in restaurant facilities on the a quorum before the meeting could
Commons," or else go to Central be held. Six SACUA members were
ampus. present: Professors John Gosling,
Because of the upperclass stand- assistant dean of the medical
ng of students residing in the school; Thomas McClure of the
omplex, house rules are compara- art department; Irving Copi of the
ively liberal. Residents may have philosophy department; Robert
nembers of the opposite sex in Howe of the aerospace engineer-
-heir rooms from noon to midnight ing department; Felix Moore,
in weekdays, and from noon to 2 chairman of the department of
A.M. on Fridays and Saturdays. bio-statistics, and Wendel, who
All units have resident directors chaired the meeting.
o enforce rules and insure the Administrators Comment
mooth operation of each resi- Allan F. Smith, vice-president

The opening of five new resi-
dence halls in the Cedar Bend
complex on North Campus this
fall is one step toward the easing
of .the University's crowded hous-
ing situation.

Juniors, seniors, and graduate
students are eligible to live in the
housing units. At present, most of
the students in the complex are
transfer students..
One of the major drawbacks


NSA Congress Calls For
Abolition of Military Draft
The National Student Associa- ties around the nation, endorsed

tion Congress passed a resolution
calling for the abolition 'of con-
scription, after a , heated, nine-
hour debate at its annual conven-
tion yesterday.
The congress, composed of stu-
dents from colleges and universi-

Robinson Calls for Balloting
On University Draft Policies

the principle that government
should not have the right to con-
script. NSA urged that until the
abolition of the: draft, some
method of alternative service
should be put in force.
The delegates said times of na-
tional emergency-to be declared
by Congress-are the only occa-
sions where conscription should
be used. Then also, alternative
means of service should be avail-
The delegates, at the second day
of a plenary session, also worked
on resolutions.,on Viet Nam, drugs
on campus and academic freedom.
The session ends early this morn-
ing, with elections of a national
president and two vice-presidents,
one for national and one for in-
ternational affairs.
The proposed resolution on Viet'
Nam opposes the President's poli-
cies, and the bombing of North
Viet Nam, and calls for prepara-
tion for eventual withdrawal of
United States troops and negotia-
tions with the National Liberation
The first draft of the resolution


SGC President Ed Robinson said
yesterday that he wants an all-
campus referendum on what the
University's position on the draft
should be, and the extent to which
it should co-operate with the de-
mands of local boards.
Voice political party is' now cir-
culating a petition asking SGC to
conduct a "binding referendum
that shmi1,l he immedriatelyoheedi-

rankings if the student specifically'
requests them to do.
-he also called for an over-all
examination of the total social
implications of the draft, i.e. a
"philosophical" overview of the
role of the draft in the American
Robinson said he will ask coun-
cil to do a study of the draft. He
then plans to hold a campus-wide
vote on the draft issue.
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Michigan colleges and universities
and with civic leaders throughout
the state to form a "state-wide
committee" to study the issue.
September meetings have been
set up with Walter Reuther,
United AutoWorkers president, to
engage union participation and
support, and with student govern-
ment presidents from other Mich-
igan schools.
Plans for vice-presidential ad-
visory boards, which have been

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