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DEFENDING
EDUCATION CHANGES
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Vol. LXXVIlf, No. 33-S Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wednesday, June 19, 1968 Ten Cents

Six Pages

Report shows
stu dents favor
no-hours rule
By PHILIP BLOCK
A University Survey Research Center report on the
experimental "no-hours" and visitation policies enacted last
January shows the majority of residence hall students favor
the continuation of'both policies.
University officials, have said the results of the survey
would be a vital factor in deciding whether to continue the
experimental policies.
"At this time the general feeling is that no changes in
the present policies are necessary," explained University

Attorney

General

Kelley
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MSU

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confii

nterest

Regen ts
face full
agenida
By HENRY GRIX
The Regents will be confronted'
with a load of contrgqversial busi-
ness at tomorrow's mdnthly meet-
ing.
They will receive a report from
the Ann Arbor City Council rec-
ommending that student driving
regulations be enforced until a
"definite physical and financial
plan" is established for handling
an increase in vehicles.
Student Government Council
abolished all student driving reg-
ulations last March, but the Re-
gents failed to approve the re-
moval of restrictions which pro-
hibit freshmen, sophomores and
juniors from having automobiles
on, campus. Freshman are also not
allowed to use motorcycles here.
However, the joint University-
City Committee on Student Ve-
hicle Regulations recommended
the removal of driving restrictions
from sophomore and junior stu-
dents.
Regent Otis Smith, who ques-
tioned the failure of the medical
school to recommend Dr. Albert
Wheeler for a full professorship at
last month's meeting, said last
week he will pursue that issue.
At the May Regent's meeting,
Smith asked whether Wheeler has
not been advanced "because he's
not competent or because he holds
some provocative political views."
Wheeler, chairman of the state
conference of the NAACP, has
served nine years as an associate
professor of dermatology and
microbiology.
The Board of Governors of Uni-
versity residence halls will sub-
mit a progress report on the ex-
perimental elimination of women's
hours approved by the Regents
last January. The report concerns
the policies employed by those
dorms where freshman and soph-
4 omore women with parental con-
sent voted to set their own curfew.
President Fleming indicated last
week he may submit to the Re-
gents a draft of a University
Council bylaw prepared by an ad
hoc committee of students and
faculty.

Housing Diretor John Feld-
kamp last night.
The survey, released yesterday,
partially fulfills the Regents' re-
quests that the Board of Gover-
nors of University Residence Halls
conduct a thorough review of the
two policies at the end of the 1968
winter term.
At their meeting last week the!
Board decided that they would
not be able to meet formally im
mediately after the completion of
the report.4
EHowever, Feldkamp said that
he would soon meet with indi-
vidual members of the Board so
that some kind of repor' on their
intentions can be communicated
to Vice President for Student
Affairs Richard Cutler before the
Regents meeting tomorrow.

VARIOUS ATTITUDESdi
The report, entitled "Attitude'
and Opinion Survey - Freshman
Women's Hours and Visitation
Policies," examines a range of
student attitudes from satisfac-
tion with policies adopted by re-
spective residence halls to feel-
LAST ISSUE '
This is the final issue of The
Daily for the spring half-term.
The Daily will resume publi-
cation next Wednesday.
ings .about any inconveniencesj
caused by the liberalized policies.
"There is a positive relationship
between the liberalism of the
house visitation policy and stu-
dents' satisfactioni with it and
with their particular house," the
report said.
However, the survey discovered
that for nearly all students neither
the changes in visitation nor the
adoption of a "no-hours" policy
for women had any effect on their
choice of residence for the fol-
lowing year.
PARENTAL PERMISSION
Concerning the granting of no-'
hocrs privileges to freshmen,
about half the students polled felt
that parental permission should
be required for this privilege.
The majority of those who ad-
vocated a parental permission re-
quirement felt that this stipula-
tion should only be applied to
freshman women.
Over 80 per cent felt the remov-
al of hours had no "adverse ef-
fect" on freshman women.
The survey is based on samples
of 4,885 questionnaires turned in
by residence halls students and
staff at the end of the winlter
semester.

Martin
new tracki
coach
Burnley first
black appointed
to athletic' staff
! By JOEL BLOCK
The Board in Control of Inter-
collegiate. Athletics yesterday, an-
nounced the appointment of Dave
Martin as head track coach. The
board also appointed Ken Burnley
and Jack Harvey as his assistants.
Burnley is the first black coach
in the history of the University.
- Martin replaces Don Canham,
who succeeds H. 0. "Fritz" Crisler
as Michi an's athletic director.
Canham as head coach of the
track squad for the ,past 20 years.
Burnley was a sprinter on the
Michigan' teams from 1962 to 1964.
His appointment comes two
months after black students
staged a lock-in at the Admin-
istration Bldg. in which one of
the major 'demands was for the
hiring of black coaches.
Martin, 31, was a middle-dis-
tance runner for Michigan in the
early '6's. He ran the half mile,
mile and steeplechase events,
holding a Michigan record of
4:06.9 for the mile until last year.
He still holds the Michigan record
for the steeplechase and won All-
American recognition while com-
peting under Canham's super-
vision.k.
Harvey, also an All-American,
as captain of the 1967 track
squad. He holds tht Big Ten out-
door shot put record and took sec-
ond in the NCAA indoor cham-
pionships.f
Last year Harvey served as as-'
istant track coach at the Univer-
sity of NevadaA Under Martin, he
will mainly handle the field
events.
Burnley holds degrees in physi-
cal education and special educa-
tion and has been teaching at
Ypsilanti East Junior High. He is
currently still competing for the
Ann Arbor Track Club and has
served as its president. He will
coach the sprinters and hurdlers
This is the first year that Mich-
igan will have three coaches fort
the track team. "We're adding
another coach because that's what
all the other schools in the Big
Ten are doing," Martin said. "We
also need another coach because
of the number of boys, around
90, out for the track team now-
adays."
Martin has been assistant coach
to Canham for the past five years.

Report on. May cites
IBM, office building
States financing, construction, renta

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1.

By STEVE NISSE
Special To the DaiIy
LANSING-The private business activities of, Michigan
State University' Vice President Philip May represent a
conflict of interest, State Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley ruled yes-
terday.
A member of MSU's Board of Trustees called for May's
resignation last night at a hastily called news conference.
"The day in which Phil can be of any value to the uni-
versity ... is behind us," said Trustee C. Allen Harlan.
Harlan, a Birmingham Democrat, and MSU President
John A. Hannah are subjects of pending Attorney General's
rulings on similar conflict questions. A spokesman for Kelley

New track coaches Harvey, Burnley and Martin
NTR'S, H LETTERS:
When you reunder 2,.0

said those opinions may be'
expected early next week.
Rep. Jack Faxon (D-Detroit),
who requested Kelley's opinion
last November following a story
in Thepaily revealing May's re-
lationship with International Bus-
iness Machines, predicted, "May
is going to have to resign or face
a major challenge in the courts."
'The attorney general's opinion
was critical of May's interest in
the financing, construction and
leasing of an -office building in
Lansing whose principal tenant.
is IBM.
The building was constructed
by the Philip Jesse Co., whose
major stockholder is May's wife.
MSU leased $494,437 in services
fror IBM during 1967.
May went on sabbatical leave in
February to study financial prac-
tices at other universities. He has
been chief financial officer at
MSU for more than 20 years.
Kelley's opinion stated, "I do
not bell ve that the situation in-
volvingI/MSU as principal tenant
in a building in which Mrs. May

involved firms with /MSU business ties

By NADINE COHODAS
If you happen to be a literary
college student plagued either by
continuing scholastic maladies or
a drastic drop in your gradepoint
average, you can expect a letter
from the college asking you not
return.
If your difficulties have been
very serious you may receive a
letter (H-notice) asking you to
withdraw. More likely, you will
be sent an NTR notice asking
you not to reregister without
consulting the LSA Administra-,
tive Board,
Board Chairman and Assist-
ant LSA Dean James Shaw ex-
plains the Board reviews the rec-
ord of any student whose term or
overall average falls below a 2.0
or who hasbeen on academic
probation during the previous
term.
'ACTION-PENDING'
Of these 1500-2000 students
whose records are reviewed about
350 are sent either an H-letter or
an NTR notice. The remainder
may be placed on, continued on,
or removed from probation, or
given "action-pending" status, a
means of defering action until
all grades are in.
Regardless of what kind of
action is taken, a student is wel-E
come to talk with a member of
the Board. The purpose of this,

meeting, Shaw emphasizes, is to'
give both the student and the
Board a subjective view of the sit-
uation.
Any student receiving either anm
H-letter or an NTR notice can'
petition the Board for reinstate-
ment. Shaw says the latest sta-
tistics show 'about half the peo-
ple receiving either letter petition
immediately. About half of those'
are reinstated.
'Kids School'
to answer CEO
Children's Community School
director Bill Ayers will argue for
the school on WOIA radio at 9
a.m. today to answer the refusal
of the Washtenaw County Citizens
Committee for Economic Oppor-
tunity to act as intermediary for
a crucial $11.250 grant to the
school.
The refusal motion termed the,
school "too controversial." A pri-
vate school cannot receive funds
directly from a federal agency.
School staff members met last
night to discuss alternate fund-
ing, but were unable to determine
any specific sources of funds.
"It's clear they don't want us
to have the money for political
reasons," Ayers said.

The Board consists of six fac-
ulty members, two chosen every
year for three year terms, two
students from the Literary Col-
1ege Steering Committee and
seven ex-officio members who set.
policy. Actual decisions in these
cases, however, are made by the
ex-officio members.
The ex-officio members of the
Board include Assistant Deans
James Shaw and George Anger-
son, and Prof. Otto Graf of the
Honors Council. Administrative
aide John Pyper will take over the
Board position recently vacated
by John Manning, former assist-
ant to the dean. Charles Mor-
ris, assistant professor of psy-
chology, will fill Pyper's post.
Both of these changes are effec-
tive July 1.
Rounding out the ex-officio
membership are administrative
aides Allen Smith and Robert
Kusch.
REVIEWING CASES
In reviewing NTR cases Shaw
stresses the Board tries to avoid
the "mere arithmetic" of add-
ing honor points. "We attempt to
exercise a sensitive reading of
the transcript. "When necessary,
we review an entire academic
file," he says.
Shaw says the Board "tries to
determine the readiness of a stu-
dent to continue here at this time
profitably." He comments that
many times a student is ready to
continue his education at the,
present time but would be better
off on another campus.
LATER TIME
In other instances a student
may be able to continue profit-
ably at the University but at a
different time, depending upon
his personal circumstances.
The Board takes into account
the courses a student has taken
as well as his grades. A student
doing satisfactorily in every class
but his foreign language, for ex-
ample, may be sent an NTR
notice since he cannot receive a
degree without passing the lan-
guage requirement.
NTR notices may also be sent
to students who have built a
cushion of good grades in courses
outside the literary college but
who are doing poorly in their LSA
courses.
Shaw says these letters serve
as "early warning" devices for
anticipating scholastic problems.
NO WAY TO TELL
Of the students who are given
permission to re-register, Shaw
says about half succeed and the
other fail regardless of their grade
point deficit.
But he adds there is "no clear
indication which half will suc-
ceed. This still puzzles us. No
single bit of evidence provides an

Ct
New EY6rk
Democrat
vote cOse
ALBANY, N.Y. (A')-Gov. Nel-
son A. Rockefeller automatically
picked up 71 Presidential conven-
tion delegates in New York's pri-
mary election last night, but po-
litical allies of the late Sen. Rob-
ert F. Kennedy and Sen. Eugene
J. McCarthy were locked in a close
fight for the Lemocratic senatorial
nomination.
The Kennedy ally, Nassau Cop-
ty Executive Eugene H. Nickerson,
took an early 2-1 lead in the race
to oppose Republican Sen. Jacob
K. Javits. But midway New York
City councilman Paul O'Dwyer, a
staunch McCarthy supporter,
surged into the lead.
Joseph Y. Resnick, a supporter
of Vice President Hubert H. Hum-
phrey, trailed.
With 8,504 of the state's 13,40$
districts counted, O'Dwyer had
191,222 votes, Nickerson 183,613
and Resnick 149,023.
McCarthy also wor nine presi-
dential convention delegates in
early results, as his supporters de-
feated slates organized in behalf
of Kennedy and Humphrey.
Slates of delegates organized
on behalf of Kennedy, Humphrey
and McCarthy competed for 117 of
123 Democratic presidential dele-
gate posts to the national conven-
tion. With the assa sination of
Kennedy, delegates pledged to him
generally said they would go un-
committed to the convention.
The Democratic state commit-
tee later will name 67 more dele-
gates-at-large, bringing the total
to 190. The Republican commit-
tee will appoint another 10, for a
total of 92.
Rockefellers delegate haul was
assured because of supporters of
Richard M. Nixon contested for
only 11 of the 82 Republican con-,
vention seats. When there is no
formal contest, there is no way of
writing in other names.
Rep. Emanuel Celler, easily won
renomination in Brooklyn.
.Adam Clayton Powell, the Har-
lem Democrat ousted from Con-
gress in 1967 on charges that he
misused public funds and for de-
fying court orders in a New York
slander case, appeared to have
won renomination.

LEADERS EXPECT AT LEAST 40,000 TODAY

Poor

People

mo1bilize

for march

Atty. Gen. Kelley,
has a substantial interest should
be permitted to continue.
"It is my opinion a conflict of
interest does exist between May's
obligations to the public as Vice
President for Business and Fi-
nance of MSU and his personal
financial transactions involving
the Philip Jesse Co. and its
contractural arrangements," the
opinion continued.
"I am astonished at the rul-
ing," May said. "I cooperated with
the Attorney General and pro-
vided him with all the informa-
tion he requested . ..'apparently
he has distorted the facts to
See ATTORNEY, Page 2

WASHINGTON to) - Tens
of thousands of Americans con-
verged on the Capital yesterday
for a mass march to demon-
strate support of the Poor
People's Campaign and urge an
end to poverty and violence in
a troubled nation.
The eve of the march was
marred by a fight between a
group of campaigners and po-
lice on a corner of the White
House grounds.
Protest leaders predicted yes-
terday at least 40,000 persons
will take part in what they
expect to be the largest appeal
to the conscience of the nation
since the 1963 civil rights
march on Washington.
The demonstrators join the
campaign, conceived by the
late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. as the last opportun-
ity for the nation to heal its
sores of poverty without repe-
tition of the racial violence
that has rocked American cities
in recent summers.
King was assassinated by a

About half a dozen arrests
were made.
The incident apparently be-
gan when a group of marchers
refused to cross to the other
side of the street as they
neared the northwest corner of
the White House grounds.
At the Agriculture Depart-
ment, meanwhile, a n o t h e r
group of demonstrators briefly
used a new tactic in the around-
the-clock picketing they began
at the agency last week. About
six of the group began pound-
ing on a metal barrel with
sticks.
Asst. Agriculture Secretary
Joseph M. Robertson asked
them to stop. They took a vote
and decided against it. But la-
ter they stopped.
The campaigners have been.
at the department frequently
in protest of hunger in Amer-
ica.
Before King's death, he had
hoped for hundreds of thou-
sands of participants in the
mass march. But organizing

MSU trustee upholds
decision to host SDS

LANSING (IP)-Barring the "de-g
spicable" Students for a Demo-
cratic Society from campus would
only have made them martyrs, a
Michigan State University official
said yesterday.
Don Stevens, chairman of the
MSU Board of Trustees, made the
statement in reply to a state sena-
tor's demand to know why SDS
was allowed to hold its national
convention on campus last week.

yI
cted "the flying of the red flag
and the pictures of Lenin and
Marx hanging in the convention
hall." "Signs and placards posted
about the convention border on
vulgarity to put it mildly," he
added.
"In my opinion, the MSU Board
of Trustees should ask the univer-
sity president to put an end to
this sort of irresponsible activity
which is repulsive to the people of

EMMOMMER"m

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