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VoL LXXVI , No 48-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, July 19, 1968 Ten Cents

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Czechs reject Soviet bloc
order to halt new policy

Regents to act
on revisions in

-Associated Press
Czech leader Alexander Dubcek
SENATE GRILLING:
Fortas hits extreme
methods of protest
WASHINGTON (J') - Abe Fortas, fighting to win confirmation
as chief justice of the United States, said yesterday he is opposed
to having Communists teach in the schools or work in defense plants,
' The Supreme Court justice, in a third day of testimony before the
Senate Judiciary Committee, also said he disapproves of extreme
forms of protest and dissent.
And he readily registered his recognition of the authority of
Congress and state legislatures to investigate subversion.
"I have sid on many occasions that I believe in the exercise
of investigative powers in this field," Fortas said in response to a
6 question by Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.).,
"I certainly believe in the necessity, the validity and the right
of Congress to investigate subversion."

PRAGUE (AP)-Czechoslovakia's
leaders rejected yesterday Soviet
block demands that they abandon
liberalization and return to the
old guard existence they cast
aside six months ago.
In a television speech to the
nation, Communist chief Alexan-
der Dubcek said he and the party
leadership were determined to
continue the new policy though
"our road will not be easy" and
"we need calm and hard work."
As the Moscow-Prague confron-
tation thus seemed unresolved,
there were these other develop-
ments:
HANDS OFF
-In London, British Foreign
Secretary Michael Stewart sug-
gested that the Soviet Union keep
hands off Czechoslovakia. "It is
not for us to order the internal
affairs of Czechoslovakia," he
told the House of Commons, "not
for us or for anyone else except
the people of Czechoslpvakia."
-In Belgrade, a Yugoslav re-
port from Prague said Soviet
Commnunist chief Leonid I. Brezh-
nev will meet with Dubcek tomor-
row or Sunday. Yugoslav Presi-
dent Tito was reported to have
postponed briefly a trip to Prague
to stress his solidarity with the
independent-minded Czechoslov-
aks, Sources said the Prague
leaders may have asked him to
defer the visit for the moment.
The Yugoslav Communist party
meanwhile declared its full sup-
port for Prague,
In Moscow, Premier Alexei N.
Kosygin met with Czechoslovak
Deputy Premier Frantisek, 1Ham-
ouz to discuss economic relations,
the Soviet news agency Tass said.
SOVIET TROOPS ,
-In Prague it was announced
that Soviet Marshal Ivan Yacu-
bowski will return to Moscow to-
day after supervising withdrawal
of Soviet troops from Czechoslo-
vakia. About 16,000 Soviet troops
were reported still In the country
after Warsaw Pact maneuvers
that ended June 30.
Dubcek said in his speech "we
are solving problems which have
amassed in past years in the party
and in our society . . . and at-
mosphere has arisen when every-
one can publicly, without fear,
honorably and openly arrive at
his own opinions."
In reply to a letter from the
Soviet ,nion and four East blok
allies demanding a halt to the
"absolutely unacceptable" liberal-
ization drive, the Czechoslovak
party presidium denied their con-
tention that counterrevolutiona-
ries had taken hld "without
meeting due resistance on the
part of the party and the people
in power."
DEFIANT STANCE
The Czechoslovak stance was
defiant and it seemed to be split-
ting Europe's Communists into
Ptwo deeply antagonistic groups of
Prague backers and Prague ol"-
ponents.
The orthodox parties had told
the Prague leadership in their
joint letter that they regarded it
as "our task" to see tight party
control re-established, press cen-
sorship returned and anti-Com-
munist forces dealt a "decisive
rebuff."
The confrontation over the
Czechoslovak issue has forced
Western Europe's two biggest
Communist parties, those of
France and Italy, away from their
nominal friendship with Moscow
and to the side of Prague. With
them are two other renegades
from the Soviet bloc, Romania
and Yugoslavia.
Allied with the Soviets are
Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and
East Germany.

student affairs

By URBAN LEHNER,
Co-Editor

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The Regents will rule this morning on separate bylaw
drafts proposing reorganization~ of the Office of Student
Affairs into an Office of Student Services and the estab-
lishment of a University Council and a Committee on Com-
munications.
Faculty and student members of the ad hoc committee
which drafted two of the bylaws asked the Regents yester-
day to defer action on all three iof the proposals. There Were
no indications that the Regents have already taken action.
If they do ,decide to pass -bylaws today, they have the
options of accepting all or some of the proposed language,
of rewriting the drafts, or

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Studlent represenitatives weigh Rlegental Comm,
RIJegen ts, studentsi
bows at public heo

By URBAN LEHNER
Daily News Analysis
Students and faculty members
yesterday scored a clean 7-3 vic-
tory over the Regents in the sea-
son's third open hearing in the
Uon'ns capacioushA n d e r s o n
Room.
The contest pitted the Regent's
desire to pass bylaws on student
discipline immediately against
student and faculty ?ears that the
Office of Student Affairs reor-
ganization bylaw, which included
a section on discipline, had been
hastily' drawn, inadequately re-
viewed by the ad hoc committee
and represented regression rather
than progress in a number of its
provisions.
A side-skirmish was waged on1
the Regents' ability to delegate
authority .to a University Coun-
cil.
Student-faculty tallies came
early in the. hard-fought bout and
again in the second half on
strong, well-informed arguments
by Prof. Robert Knauss of the
law school, Dean James Robert-
son of the Residential College and
students Robert Neff, Michael Da-
vis, Eric Chester, and Tom West-

erdale. Assists from the 100-plus
crowd were credited to Prof. Ar-
thur Mendel of the history de-
partment and students Dennis
Sinclair, E. 0. Knowles, and John
Bishop.
BRegental scores resulted from
pragmatic logic by Regent Fred-
erick Matthaei, Jr., clarity by Re-
gent Lawrence Lindemer, and
forthright honesty by Regent Paul
Goebel.
"I would like to see something
tied down until such a time when
you (the ad hoc committee) come
along with proposals," said Goe-
bel. "We can pass bylaws now and
pass them then both," he added.
"I want .to know exactly how
much time you will need (to draft
an alternate OSA reorganization
bylaw)," Lindemer said.
Matthaei argued that the existing
bylaws were obsolete because they
do not reflect existing practice.
Hence, he concluded, new bylaws
had to be passed.
This set up the first major
student-faculty scoring flurry.
Neff, Chester and Westerdale
pointed out that Student Gov-
ernment Council for the past sev-
eral years had jurisdiction overy

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Pn raly f
MeCarthy
Today at 4:30 p.m. on the Di
supporters of Sen. Eugene M
Carthy will gather to promote
state-wide petition campaign
demonstrate support for McCl
thy's bid for the Democratic pr(
idential nomination.
Speaking at the rally will
Zoltan Ferency, former StA
chairman of the Democratic pE
ty, Prof. Otto Feinstein of Way
University and chairman of 1
Michigan Citizens for McCart,
Marvin Brown, head of a bla
caucus of the state delegates
the Democratic national conve
tion, Jack Vaughn III of Detr
and Jerry Dupont and 'Wes Vivi
candidates for the Democra
nomination for the Second Cc
4 gressional District.
McCarthy supporters are ma
ing a nation wide effort to soli
millions of voter signatures
present to the delegates at t
convention next month. Ti

~~~* Thurmond quizzed the justice
for 21/% hours before Chairmlan
James 0. Eastland (D-Miss.) ad-
Journed the hearing until thisj
morning.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ernest F. Hol-
lings (D-S.C.), said in a Senate
speech that he will oppose For-
iag tas' confirmation "because I
IC- cannot approve the Philosophy of
a the Supreme Court."

the recogni
student or
calendaring
events. The
by Fleming
thority to t1
dent Servic
Knauss e
tip-in, tha
proposal re
isting set-u
the Hatche
Role of S
Making, bu
stitute a th
able situati
eral yearsE
proved the
report in p
meeting.
At two p
gent Willia
ad hoc com
to draft by
sent a state
'"hrafting
lip s id. "L
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that a Un
written by
to embody
Hatcher C
"We are
the text,"S
An argur
authority to
Lindemera
committee
been made
versity Cou
gents' ultirr
UniversityC
"We thou
answered
President S
"Then yo
made it ex
torted.
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plicitnessm
cause unde
the Regent
thority to d
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approve ev
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ratified -by
Council an
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be no deleg

amending and passing parts
of any or each.
The Regents are expected to
announce at their open meeting
this afternoon that all student
driving regulations have - been
abolished. President Fleming has
already prepared a letter to the
parents of freshmen and sopho-
mores explaining that the Univer-
-Daily-Larry Robbins sty no longer prohibits driving by
ents I any student, but encouraging par-
ents to prevent students from
bringing cars to Ann Arbor.
STUDENT ROLE
The University Council and
frade Committee on Communications
bylaws were drafted primarily by
i the ad hoc committee, the OSA-
OSS bylaw was written largely by
Fleming.
ri , in ~ , The bylaw Grafts represent at-
tempts to embody in specific lan-
tiqn and regulation of guage the principles espoused by
ganizations and the the Hatcher Commission on the
of speakers and Role of Students in Decision
e bylaw draft written Making. The Regents approved
would give that au- the Hatcher Commission's report
the new Office of Stu- at their April meeting.
es. This will be the last Regents
explained, with a nifty meeting until September, and the
t the Fleming's OSS ,attempt to jam work which under
fleted neitherthe ex- nrmal conditions would have
p nor the intentions of been deferred until .the August
r Commissin on-the meeting coupled with the bylaw
Students in Decision- proposals has produced the long-
at would instead con- est agenda for a Regents' meeting
irowback to an unten- in recent memory.
ion which existed sev-Inrctmeoy
ago. The Regents ap- ALTERNATIVE
Hatcher Commission's Attempts to draft bylaws agree-
rinciple at their April able to all segments of the Uni-
versity community as well as the
oints in the game, Re- Regents have been shrouded in
am Cudlip asked the controversy for the greater part
amittee not to attempt of the summer. The controversy
rlaws, but merely .pre- has led to delays which have ap-
ement of principles. parently aggravated some of the
a text is easy," Cud- Regents.
eave that to us."A
Westerdale explained At yesterday's open hearing -
iversity Council bylaw Regents Lawrence Lindemer, WiI-
administrators failed liam Cudlip, Robert Brown, and
the principles of the Paul Goebel asked faculty and
)mmission report. student members of the ad hoc
very concerned about committee when drafts of a by-
Westerdale said. law proposing a University Judi-
nent over the Regents' ciary and an alternative OSA re-
m delegate started when organization bylaw draft could be
asked members of the ready.
why no mention had The University Judiciary was
in the proposed Uni- also, proposed by the Hatcher
ndil bylaw of the Re- Commission.
nate responsibility for NOT INVOLVED
operations. NTIVLE
.ght that was implicit," The original draft of the Uni-'
Graduate Assembly versity Council bylaw was written
tuart Katz. in May by former Vice President
)u wouldn't mind if we for Student Affairs Richard L.
xplicit?" Lindemer re- Cutler and William Steude, direc-
tor of student-community rela-
committee member tions.
artz explained that ex- Students and faculty objected
was unnecessary, be- that they had not been involved
r the state constitution in the drafting and took excep-
s always had final au- tion to specific provisions of the
lo whatever they want- bylaw.
uire that the Regents The ad !hoc committee was
cry regulation proposed formed as a result, and a new
niversity Council and University Council bylaw written.
Student Government The ad hoc committee also com-
d Faculty Assembly be- pleted a draft of the Committee
uld take effect would on Communications bylaw, one of
ation at all. tle proposals under consideration
TUDENTS, Page 6 by the Regents this morning.

Bylaw rif
poses two
qlwstions
By DANIEL OKRENT,
Co-Editor.
Daily News Analysis
There are primarily two ques-
tions of import surrounding the
Regents' current confrontation
ith revision of; the University's
bylaws. While one question -
the ,proposed :revisions will be
passed -,is self-evident, the other
is a bitt more hidden and perplex-
ing: Why, this early in his term
as University president, has Rob-
ben Fleming chosen to bring the
issue to the fore, thereby risking
alienation from a large segment
of the faculty, and most students
as well.
To date, President Flening has
been the perfect example of the
mediator, drawing broadly from
his experience as a labor arbitra-
tor and applying it well to the
constant conflict within the Uni-
versity.
Some observers feel that Flem-
ing is moving ahead so boldly b~e-
cause he is trying to solidify his
position with the Regents. Several
times this week, he indicated to
student members of the ad hoc
committee which is drafting al-
ternate bylaws that he has pre-
sented his proposals only because
of Regental pressure.
Others feel that the same Flem-
ing, who has already had ample
time as president to win most of
the faculty as well as the Re-
gents to his side, is now showing
his true feelings about University
government without fear of jeo-
pardizing his power or position.
The mystery surrounding the
chances of passage of the bylaw
revisions is far more clear. Judg-
ing from Regental statements at
yesterday's open hearing, and pre-
vious stands taken by the Regents
on similar issues in the past, at
least parts of the bylaw 'being
considered will be adopted. Defi-
nite expression of a tough-fisted
attitude was forwarded yesterday
by Regents William Cudlip, Rob-
ert Brown, and Paul Goebel, and
with Regent, Otis Smith not in
town for tpday's meeting, the
three need only one more vote for
a majority,

Sen. Wayne Morse
countered in another
speech defending Fortas'
pation in . White House
ences while on theS
Court bench,
"What is this nonsense
says that the separal
powers or the Constituti

D-Ore.)
Senate
partici-
confer-
Supreme
e which
lion of
on pre-

Hoover claimtsSDS
plans draft sabotage

'ents honorable men from con-
sulting with one another on grave
issues of the day?" Morse asked.
Fortas turned aside most of the
questions put to him by Thur-
mond,, saying he could not reply
and remain true to his oath as a
Supreme Court justice.
"You have expressed your views
to the President when he has
called you down there, and over
the telephone, haven't you?"
Thurmond asked.

By STUART GANNES
FBI directoi J. Edgar Hoover
said in a prepared statement yes-
terday that workshops dealing
with "sabotage and explosives" for
possible use against Selective
Service offices were organized
and operated at the national con-
vention of Students for a Demo-
cratic Society in June.
The SDS meeting in East Lans-
ing "explored the use of combusti-
ble materials and various types of
bombs which could be devised to
d e s t r o y communications and
plumbing systems of strategic
buildings," Hoover said.

hope that such an outpouring of "No sir," Fortas replied,
public sentiment for McCarthy's
I candidacy will bring him support. "Never."

ELECTION CHALLENGED
New CEO faces more confusion

His statement came in a report
on FBI operations for the fiscal
year just ended.
Mike Klonsky, the national sec-
retary of SDS called Hoover's
statement "ridiculous and ab-
surd. "Everyone knows J. Edgar
Hoover is a right-wing fanatic
and a lunatic."
Klonsky claimed the statement,
taken in its historical context was
nothing more than a "device to
smear SDS - just another red-
staining movement."
Klonsky also said SDS believes
one brings about change by or-
ganizing people. The only violence
that members of SDS experience
is the violence directed against
them. Violence is absurd."
"We think the danger we pose
to Hoover lies in the ideas we
offer. I would like to see him pro-
duce any kind of evidence for
his charges," said Klonsky.
Hoover has described SDS as
the heart of a "new left" subver-
sive force comparable to the
Communist party in its "concept
of violence as an instrument to
destroy the existing social order."
He said the delegates "even dis-
cussed the finer points of firing
Molotov cocktails from shotguns,
as well as similar forms of so-
called defense measures which
could be used in defiance of po-
lice action."
Hoover attributes much of the
"unrest and violence" experienced
rtn + t-irn aiti omrt ~ 4-.o ha Au

By MARCIA ABRAMSON
The n e w 1 y - reorganized
Washtenaw County Citizens
Committee for Economic Op-
portunity last night attempted
to sort out some of the confu-
sion which led to the decision
last month of the County
Board of Supervisors to assume
the CEO's functions.
However, the CEO was im-
mediately confronted with an-
other problem: Mrs. Deborah
Grubbs, a representative from
Ann Arbor, challenged the elec-

Two technical a s s i s tants
from the Michigan Office of
Economic Opportunity attended
the meeting to provide aid for
the group. The state office has
criticized the CEO for improper
procedure and inefficiency.
The 36-memberCEO was re-
organized in accordance with
restructurinp guidelines issued
by the Economic Opportunity
program. Membership is di-
vided evenly among poor peo-
ple, representatives of local
government agencies and ren-

ious day and had not been
able to select delegates.
The CEO did authorize fund-
ing for the Legal Aid Society,
which had been denied money
on several counts at last
month's meeting. The society
was able to answer criticisms
to the board's satisfaction.
However, both the Head'
Start and the OEO Day Care
programs revealed financial
and legal problems in their re-
ports.
Continuing criticism a r4 d

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