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Campus Reactsto
Berkeley Report
Liberal Recomniendations Please
UC Students, Disgruntle Officials
4 Reaction raged on both sides yesterday after a University of
California regent-appointed committee published a study of the
Berkeley student disorders that turned around and criticized the
"It hardly deserves more consideration than a magazine article,"
one administrator said.
"It's a great report," Mario Savio, student leader of the uprising
at its peak last fall, countered.
"Everybody here is laughing. We were sure that the regents were
sitting back expecting a confirmation of what they had already said,"

Trimester System Incurs Sporadic Successes

The trimester experiment has turned out to be a success in the
opinion of many of University department heads.
Pre-registration had caused doubts as to whether or not en-
rollment would be large enough to justify the enlarged summer
However, late registration filled the classes very desirably.
Although some departments were hampered by the unexpected
popularity, or unpopularity, of certain courses, in general, their
predictions turned out to be quite accurate. A few departments had
trouble getting enough personnel, while others did not.
The Romance Languages and Literature department were not
forced to add or drop any classes from the time schedule.
Most of the classes had about half the fall and winter term
enrollment. In the elementary courses which normally have 22
students, there were from 10 to 16 in French 'and from 5 to 13 in
Spanish. In intermediate courses which usually contain 15 students
there is an average of six or seven. The more advanced courses
also are about half the normal size, Prof. J. C. O'Neill, chairman
of the department, said.
All undergraduate courses run through the full term II, with

one exception, Italian 101. The graduate courses are taught during
IIIB. O'Neill explained that they had neither the staff nor the
funds to conduct a sizable number of classes during IIIA.
He doubted that IIIA would be as successful as the others for
a long time, because of difficulty in hiring teachers and because of
lower student attendance. It is somewhat difficult to hire regular
staff for the full term, because the need for teachers is greater
during the regular fall and spring terms and because the faculty
is allowed to teach all three trimesters.
But fortunately, O'Neill said, they were able to hire excellent
foreign teachers to replace the regular staff. "The trimester has
been very successful so far and I think it is very worthwhile," he
On the other hand, Prof. C. K. Pott, chairman of the Germanic
Languages and Literature department, said that, as in past summer
sessions, they had no difficulty in hiring regular faculty for the
From past experience, therefore, he is optimistic about IIIB. He
had been worried about IIIA. Therefore, his department offered a
"cautious but suitable" program for IIA.
The German department is not offering a program for the full

term, because they felt that all courses offered in IIA could be
followed up by the next course during IIIB. Pott said that he was
"quite pleased with the way the trimester system has turned out
and that, for the German department, it has been a success."
Not all the departments met with such success. The English
department was forced to cancel English 447, because only three
students had enrolled in it. They also had to add six sections for
English 123, 231 and 269.
Robert D. Marble, office manager of the English department,
said that some classes are approximately the same size as the fall
and winter term classes. They had tried to reduce class size during
the summer, because of the shorter time alloted for course mate-
rial. However, because of erratic enrollment and the unpredicta-
bility of what the students will sign up for, overcrowding resulted.
The political science department did not have to drop or add
courses for the summer. They did not expect a large enrollment in
their department, so they offered a limited number of courses.
The small enrollment in the mathematics department was
expected and is normal for summer session. The chemistry depart-
ment, experiencing a 50 per cent increase in enrollment, did not
have to add or drop courses.


Protest U.S.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (A)
-- A demonstration protesting
U nited Stateseintervention in the
Dominican Republic touched off
violence between factions in the
demonstrators' ranks last night,
as one person was reported killed
and three others injured.
The casualties apparently oc-
curred when shooting broke out
among the crowd of 5000 in a
square facing the congressional
Witnesses said the clash involv-
ed Communist and anti-Commu-
nist elements within the crowd.
The demonstration was jointly or-
ganized by the pro-Peron General
Labor Federation (CGT) and the
leftist university students' groups.
The fighting demonstrators de-
manded that.. the U.S. wAthdraw,
its troops from the Dominican
Republic and that Argentina
should not send any troops there
as part of a proposed inter-Amer-
ican force.
Foreign Minister Miguel Angel
Zavala Ortiz told newsmen while
the demonstration was still going
on that President Arturo Illia's
administration was thinking of
issuing a decree to dispatch "pro-
tective" and not "fighting" forces
to the Dominican Republic.

David Newcomb, who is covering
the report for the student news-
paper at Berkeley, commented.
Committee Liberal
Newcomb said that most people
felt the regents did not realize
that committee head Jerome
Byrne was so liberal when they
appointed him to the committee
three months ago.
An important question mark re-
mains in the controversy: will the
board of regents accept and take
action upon the report? Although
the committee was expressly form-
ed by the regents, there were in-
dications that it would not.
The chairman of the board of
regents had said "in my personal
opinion" that "I doubt they'll
treat most of the recommenda-
tions with great seriousness."
Newcomb said he had no idea
what action the .board would take
on the report.
The nine-man committee's 85-
page report is probably not what
the regents had expected. It sug-
gested a large number of sweep-
ing changes including:
-Decrease in the "enormous
powers" of the regents;
-A student referendum to de-
cide on the degree to which stu-
dents can engage in political ac-
-Breaking up of the univer-
sity's branches into nine autono-
mous universities in a "common-
One official, Vice - Chairman
Dean H. McLaughlin of the uni-
versity's Academic Senate, said
yesterday, "In spite of the large
size of the staff, eight members
plus Byrne, the report is obviously
based upon information of a not
properly wide range.
"Little opinion is presented
from the large number of faculty
members who were shocked and
dismayed by the conduct of many
Genuinely Concerned
The committee report lacked
strong censure of protesting stu-
dents. On the contrary, it said
they "were genuinely and deeply
concerned about off-campus po-
litical and social action and their
'freedom' to use the university
property as a base for the organi-
zation of their efforts in this di-
It did, however, criticize stu-
dents for having "turned their
backs on the due process prin-

oviet Lunik Fails
'Soft Landing' Test
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW-The Soviet Union announced yesterday that its space-
craft Lunik 5 hit the moon but indicated it had failed to make a
"soft landing" on the lunar surface.
Such a landing would have put the Russians at least half a
year ahead of the United States in the race to put a man on the moon.
The first announcement distributed by the Taas news agency
after the landing said Lunik 5 "hit the moon in the area of the Sea

New Interim Government

eventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedon




Final Plans Set for Teach-In


of Clouds" at 10:10 p.m. Moscow

time (2:10 p.m. Ann Arbor time).
It said "a great deal of infor-
mation was obtained" as the 3,250
pound craft approached the moon.
The purpose of a soft landing
is to continue to allow the craft
to continue to emit radioed in-
formation after it lands on the
moon. 1
Partial Failure
By saying information was ob-
tained only in the approach, the
announcement indicated t h e
moonshot was at least a partial
The announcement implied-but
did not say-that the spacecraft
had failed to lower itself gently
onto the moon.
With indications of a soft land-
ing failure, the Russians wordedI
their announcement of the results
so as to emphasize the accom-
plishments in gathering data.
It said information obtained was
necessary "for the further elab-
oration of a system for soft land-
ing on the moon's surface."
Learn Mistakes
A Western observer suggested
this meant they had learned what
went wrong this time and hoped
to avoid that trouble the next
A soft landing would have en-
abled the space ship to take the
first photographs from the moon's
surface and radio them back to
earth. This has been impossible
with satellites that crashed on the
The experiment could also show
whether man can land on the
moon in the type of space equip-{
ment developed so far.
The last two Soviet mannedF
spaceships returned to earth by
what was called a soft landing
systetn. The ships first used par-
achutes, then fired retro-rockets
to brake the final decent.
The moon lacks atmosphere
necessary to support a parachute.
The space station was launched
Sunday by a multi-stage rocket.
The last stage of the rocket was
first placed in orbit. Then the
space station was fired off toward
the moon.

Conditions are "go" for the
telephone hookup from Wash-
ington which will connect the
national teach-in this Saturday
to college campuses, according
to local sponsors.
Members of the Inter-Uni-
versity Committee for a Public
Hearing on Viet Nam disclosed
the details of the program yes-
The University's hookup to
Saturday's teach-in will feature
a three-hour broadcast of a
policy debate from Washington
and a,9a-minute local discus-
sion period.
Aud. A
Loudspeakers will be set up
in Aud. A to relay the Wash-
ington confrontation which will
begin at 1 p.m. The teach-in
will also be broadcasted by
WUOM from 1 to 4 p.m.
Special Assistant for Na-
tional Security Affairs Mc-
George Bundy will uphold the
administration's v i e w p o i n t,
while Prof. George M. Kahin
of Cornell University will op-
pose them in the debates.
Each of these men will de-
liver a 30-minute initial pres-

entation. Then the floor will be
open to questions from a group
of panelists who will question
Kahin and Bundy to test the
strength of their positions.
Partisan Debate
The panelists will also be
partisan in the debate. Sup-
porting the administration's
viewpoint will be Profs. Zbyg-
niew Brzeziniski of Columbia
University, Wesley Fished of
Michigan State University,
Robert Scalapino of the Univer-
sity of California at Berkeley
and another person yet to be
Attacking U.S. policies will
be Profs. Hans J. Morgenthau,
University of Chicago, Stanley
Millet of Briarcliff Junior Col-
lege, Mary Wright of Yale Uni-
versity and William A. Wil-
liams of the University of Wis-
Prof. Ernest Nagel of Colum-
bia University will moderate
the debate.
Before the Washington broad-
cast is received locally, Prof.
Andrew Collver of the sociology
department will deliver an in-
troductory speech at 12:30.
At 4 p.m., when the broad-

cast is completed, a summation
of the debate and the Viet Nam
issue will be given by Prof.
George Totten of Eastern
M i c h i g a n University, Prof.
Rhoades Murphey of the Uni-
versity's geography department
and Carl Oglesby, member of
the Peace Research and Edu-
cation Project of the Students
for a Democratic Society.
About 1000 teachers from all
over the country are expected
to attend Washington's live
teach-in, according to teach-
in sponsors.
The. sponsoring committee.
has received $15,000 from in-
dividual contributors to finance
the teach-in.
Saturday's debate is a direct
outgrowth of the first teach-in
held at the University on March
Among the parts of the
Washington teach-in which
will not be broadcasted are a
morning session which will in-
clude speeches by Morgenthau,
Prof. Arthur Schlesinger Jr. of
Harvard University and Issac
Deutscher of the University of
London. An evening group of
seminars will not be broadcast-


U.S. Forces Needed To Prevent Crisis

Special To The Daily
DETROIT-"U.S. aids in South-
east Asia are necessary to prevent
a large conflict from developing,"
Thanat Khoman, Minister of For-
eign Affairs of Thailand, said at
a press conference here yesterday.
The Thai foreign minister went'
on to say that the U.S. military
stepup in South Viet Nam will
be shown as justified in the course'
of future events.
Thanat is visiting this country
in order to present a "Report
from Free Asia" in several large
American cities. The report is a
statement of Thailand's position
regarding the growth of com-
munism in Southeast Asia.
Thailand, according to minister
Thanat, is "not adverse to nego-
Shastri Lauds
Soviet Policies

tiations that will insure a lasting
peace in Southeast Asia," but so
far "no indication of desire to
hold such talks has come from the
other side.
The foreign minister felt that
Thailand might be the next target
for communist aggression and
pointed out that infiltration by
communists across its borders is
already taking place.
Thanat said that precautions
against communist action are al-
ready being undertaken in Thai-
land, including "Bracing up" bor-
der protection, making sure that
any troop movements across Thai
borders will be communicated
quickly and effectively,

The Chinese have said they plan
to encourage insurgency-most of
it indigenous-in the countryside
in Thailand.
Thailand is at present one of
several small Southeast Asian
countries threatened by leftist re-
Cambodia and Laos are neutral,
while South Korea and South Viet
Nam are aligned with the U.S.
North Korea and North Viet Nam
are Communist-led, and do not
face rebellions.
The leader of Thailand untill
his death two years ago was Sarit
Thanarat, an old-line military
general with strong anti-Com-
munist beliefs. Thanat Khoman

'Cost-Sharing To Harm 'U' Research

U.S. Favors
OAS Move
For Peace
Hopes Grow Larger
As Rebel-Minister
Intimates Settlement
based interim government em-
bracing both government and re-
volutionary leaders emerged last
night as the probable vehicle to
preside over a hopeful return to
peace in the Dominican -Republe.
The goal would be free elections
within about six months.
The United States is giving futll
support to efforts by the Organi-
zation of American States to es-
tablish such a governmei*.
Latin American diplomatic
circles reported it may be in sight.
And Col. Francisco Caamano
Deno, head of the Dominican
rebels and their designated Presi-
dent of the Republic, was reported
possibly more amenable to such a
plan than he has been in the past.
This optimism about eventual
rebel agreement was based partly
on a statement yesterday by rebel
Foreign Minister Jottin Cury in
Santo Domingo after a meeting
there of two OAS peace officials
with Caamano.
"There is every reason to hope
we are near a settlement," he said.
Hopes here were also fed by
Msgr. Emmanuele Clarizio, the
Papal Nuncio in Santo Domingo,
who reported Tuesday he was
highly optimistic after meeting
with Caamano.
Straw in the Wind
There was perhaps one other
straw in the wind, too, in a letter
Caamano sent to the Organization
of American States yesterday.
He called on the OAS to make
an urgent on-the-spot investiga-
tion to determine whether Com-
munists have control or influence
over his movement as some have
And then he said he would ac-
cept the establishment of an inter-
American police force in the Do-
minican Republic-a key element
in moving toward a solution.
But he coupled this acceptance
with the proviso that such a force
"might act as soon as the con-
stitutional government (his rebel
government) is recognized by the
OAS governments."
There appeared no likelihood
this requirement would be accept-
ed, but there were hopes here it
would be dropped.
Caamano suggested that former
Presidents Romulo Betancourt of
Venezuela and Jose Figureres of
Costa Rica and ex-Gov. Luis
Munoz Marin of Puerto Rico help
the OAS conduct the investigation
on Communism in his movement.
Include All Groups
The broadly based interim gov-
ernment the OAS is shooting for
would include all groups in the
Dominican Republic except Com-
munists and followers of ex-
dictator Rafael Trujillo.
It would choose a provisional
nresident, nreferabl some non-

The section of a recent recom-
mendation which would require a
grant recipient to share the cost
of research with the federal gov-
ernment would be detrimental to
the University in the long run,
Robert Burroughs, director of the
Office of Research Administration,
said yesterday.
At the same time, Burroughs
hailed another part of the recom-
mendation which would eliminate

the 20 per cent limitation placed
on the amount of reimbursement
universities and colleges can re-
ceive for indirect costs as a "step
Cost sharing would create a
deficit which the University would
have to make up from funds which
ordinarily go. for other purposes,
Burroughs explained. He said that
every activity sponsored by sources
outside the University would have
to be paid for completely by these
sources. Otherwise, the Univer-


He also noted attempts by his succeeded him in power.
government to raise social and -
economic standards of the people ~ O '
in the outlying districts as a bul- rlHHE O T
wark against communist takeover


in rural areas.
Another point the foreign min-
ister treated was the proposal of
French President Charles de,
Gaulle that all of Southeast Asia1

U' Players Announce Summer Plays

sity would take a financial loss.
There are some additional fac-
tors that must be considered, Bur-
roughs explained. In the first
place, indirect costs are difficult
to determine. They can be deter-
mined on an overall basis but not
in terms of a specific project.
In the same sense it is difficult
to determine how much of an ad-
ministrator's time is spent work-
ing on one specific project, but it
is possible to determine how much
time he spends on all research
Another factor which creates
difficulty is that many grants do
not make allowances for indirect
costs. For example, Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare Department
grants do not allow even 20 per
cent of direct costs to pay for
these indirect costs, Burroughs ex-
It is because of the inadequacies
of several types of grants and the
inadequacy of the federal govern-
ment's reimbursement for indirect
payments that Burroughs claims
the change is an advantage.
Assuming that the 20 per cent
limitation is not replaced with
something equally as bad, or
worse, the University has made
a gain, Burroughs said.
Representative J o h n Fogarty
(D-RI), chairman of the House
Appropriations Subcommittee for
the Department of Labor and
Health, Education and Welfare,
however, explained that the cost-
sharing recommendation w a s
madee hcaue research n nipots


MOSCOW (A)-Prime Minister be made a demilitarized, neutral
Lal Bahadur Shastri of India zone.
thanked the Soviet Union yester- "If Southeast Asia becomes neu-
day for what he called its large tral, Thailand will become a hunt-
role in making the Indian policy ng grounds for communist expan-
of nonalignment possible. sion," he said.
Shastri arrived in Moscow for With regard to similar proposals
a seven-day visit. He had a one- for demilitarization made by many
hour meeting with Premier Alexei U.S. intellectuals, and especially
Kosygin in the Kremlin soon after at the University's Viet Nam
his jet plane arrived from New Teach-In, Thanat said that with-
Delhi. out access to full knowledge of
At a Kremlin banquet later, the situation, no useful attempt
Shastri said in a prepared speech to analyze policies could occur.
that Indian nonalignment had Thanat pointed to the recent
been subject to "serious pressures developments in the Dominican
and threats to our independence Republic as evidence that com-I
and territorial integrity . . ." munism "will not be satiated inj
"The ability to pursue this pol- its drive for world conquest," but#
will continue to spread.

Students and Ann Arbor residents will not fiid cultural oppor-
tunities lacking this spring a's four new plays come to Ann Arbor
thanks to the efforts of the University Players.
"The Hero," the first play to be presented, was written by one
of Ann Arbor's own playwrights, Carl Oglesby.
"The Hero," to be presented May 28 and 29 in Trueblood
Auditor'ium, treats the audience to an exciting experience, as unusual
theatrical conventions are combined with the dynamic expression
of important ideas.
Unlike the classical tragic hero who was basically a noble man
but dominated by a tragic flaw, the hero of this play is a profoundly
evil man. However, he has a conscience and this provides the impetus
for the events which follow.
Robert McKee, John Descutner, Judith Kendall, David Barr
and Barbara Sittig, Grad, will protray the major characters.
Arnold Kendall, who directed "The Peacemaker," another of
Oglesby's plays, will also direct "The Hero."

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