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* Vol. LXXVIII, No. 50-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, July 23, 1968

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Four Pages

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Student leaders, faculty express
'optimism after Regental inaction

Council appoints


HRC head

-Associated Press
By the hair
A Boston police detective drags a woman by the hair to a nearby
police van on Boston Common. Police moved in early Sunday
morning after students and hippies who have been congregating
on the Common failed to abide by a 10 p.m. curfew.
Czecho slovakia
PRAGUE LA' - Soviet troops completed their withdrawal
from Czechoslovakia last night, reliable informants reported,
but other sources said the Soviet Union had told the govern-
ment in Prague the nation's western borders must be
The sources said the Kremlin leaders contended the
Czechoslovak army is incapable of defending the western
The Soviet Union "demanded a solution to this situa-
tion," presumably meaning that Soviet army troops should
---- - be stationed in the country,

The Regents' action Friday
postponing action on three con-
troversial bylaws has brought
highly faovrable reactions from
student leaders and faculty mem-
Michael Davis, a member of the
ad hoc committee working on
drafting bylaws to implement the
Hatcher Commission's Report on
the Student Role in Decision Mak-
ing, was "surprised and pleased"
at the way the Regents acted on
this issue.
"There seemed to be a basic
change of attitude," he says, "the
Regents appeared to be making a
gesture of good faith."
Davis feels that the most im-
portant factor in the Regents ac-
tion was that "they received new
information at the open hearing
Thursday that had never been
presented to them before."
SGC vice president Bob Neff,
'69, gave greater significance to
what he termed a "crisis situa-
tion" confronting the Regents.
"The Regents were responding
to pressure," he said "it was made
clear to them that if the bylaws
were enacted the University would
be in for a lot of trouble."
Neff and Davis consider the in-
terim rules enacted by the literary
college and Law School as a re-
maining weak spot. "If the schools
should try to enforce these every-
thing may break down and we'll
be in a real crisis," Davis says.
Both Davis and Neff foresee a
trend to greater direct student-
Regent communication.
"Student government will very
definitely go directly to the Re-
gents more often than before; at-
tempting to work through vice
presidents or even Fleming is too
slow and unrewarding," Neff says.
"Often information isn't trans-
mitted and persuasive arguments
aren't used."
John Bishop, a member of the!
President's Advisory Committee,
does not see this as an overly de-!
sirable trend. He fears that the
Regents may "interfere too much
with University workings."
Prof. L. S. Gosling of the med-
ical school said that the members
who were present at yesterday's
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs meeting "were
happy that the Regents acted as
they did" in postponing the by-
law decision.
Gosling added that S A C U A!
would try to keep in touch with
the student groups and the ad hoc
committeerofsstudents who are
trying to revise the bylaw.
"We're sure that the students
are acting quickly and we hope
that the faculty will act with
equal dispatch" he said.
Gosling explained that SACUA
would try to meet as early in the
fall as possible to prepare a posi-
tion statement on its reaction to
the status of student conduct pol-
icy. A meeting of the Faculty Sen-
ate will probably be held as early
as Sept. 4.
President Fleming has indicated
willingness to discuss the bylaw
revision with the Faculty Senate.

-Associated Press
rd rather b e right
Vice President Hubert Humphrey told an informal news conference in New York yesterday
that he would make no deals with George Wallace. Humphrey said he would rather not be Pres-
ident than "depend on a racist vote." Later Humphrey said that whether or not he would ask Sen.
Edward Kennedy to be his running mate would be "greatly dependent on Mr. Kennedy's wishes
and views."
Vietnam costforces
Shalt in draf phyt sicals

will also act as city housing(
expediter and staff assistant
to the Youth Commission.
Cowley will return to a salary
less than what he would have re-
ceived if he had not resigned. City
Administrator Guy Larcom, who
recommended re-hiring Cowley,
called him "the best available."
In other action, Council dis-
cussed complaints of excess noise
from one of the city's "major
nuisances" - electronic musical
instruments. Complaints centered
on use of the West Park bandshell
and excess noise at a Main St.
Council was unable to pass an
ordinance last night because the
complaints were brought up at a
special 'session for reception ofa
tax study group report.
However, city officials promised
police action at West Park or
anywhere else where "bands play
in violation of public nuisance
ordinances." They would not spe-
cify what foim the action would
Council will hear a report from
Larcom at its next meeting on the
possibility of offering "large open
spaces" for "this form of Inter-
tainment." An ordinance will
most likely be passed at next
week's meeting.
The citizen's tax study group:
recommended a city income tax
of I2 to one per cent to replace
in part the existing property tax.
Committee members, including
University professors Daniel Fus-
felt, George Grassmuck and Robin
Barlow, predicteP an increasing
deficit for the cit'y and urged plac-
ing the income tax on the ballot!
as soon as possible.
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severe financial problems plaguing
the federal government as a re-
sult of the Vietnam war are be-
ginning to take their toll on thei
Selective Service System.
Selective Service Director Lewis
B. Hershey has ordered all local'
draft boards to schedule no more
preinduction physical examina-
tions for August or September.
The move,,in effect, will limit the
draft between now and late Octo-
ber to persons who already have
passed their physicals, or have
received notices to take them.
Hershey said physical examina-
tions were being temporarily halt-
ed as an economy measure made
necessary by the $6 billion reduc-
tion in Federal spending ordered
by Congress for the fiscal year
which began July 1. Hershey also
rescinded the filling of vacancies
and promotions in the Selective
Service System until further no-
Selective Service officials say
the suspensionrofphysical exam-
inations will have no effect on
their job of supplying manpower
for the military. They also em-
phasized that the "embargo may
be lifted at any time." As long as
the suspension is in effect, how-
ever, all draftees will be taken
from the pool of "slightly more
than 100,000 men" whoalready
have taken and passed their phy-
sicals, but have not yet been in-
ducted, officials said.
The draft call for August is only
about 18,300, compared with a
level of 40,000 a month last spring.
agree aid

d efense
to testify
r J. Ervin, Jr. (D-NC), asked yes-
terday that Justice Department
lawyers who prepared a memo-
randum defending Supreme Court
Justice Abe Fortas' record be call-
ed for questioning before the Sen-
ate Judiciary Committee.
Chairman James O. Eastland
! (D-Miss), said he would get in
touch with the department about
sending witnesses for questioning
The committee has concluded
its questioning of Fortas on his
nomination to succeed Chief Jus-
tice Earl Warren and also, tem-
% porarily, its questioning of Judge
Homer Thornberry to replace For-
tas an an associate justice.
As the committee was about to
conclude yesterday's hearing, Erv-
in said he had noted that "the
Department of Justice has started
propagandizing the committee."
He referred to a memorandum
prepared by the department on
Forta's record on the court. It
was placed in the committee's
record last Saturday by Sen. Phil-
ip A. Hart (D-Mich).
Ervin said he would like the
lawyers who drafted the memo-
randum to be called for question-
ing or, if Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark
is unwilling to let them appear,
to have Clark himself or his de-
puty come before the the commit-
for questioning.
Hart said the memorandum had
been prepared at his request and
said he felt it served to provide

the informants added.
In a communication to the
Czechoslovak government, the So-
viet Union also demanded "intern-
al consolidation" in Czechoslo-
vakia and "suppression of coun-
terrevolutionary tendencies," the
sources said.
The Soviets used both terms to
describe the democratization pro-
cess here.
The sources also reported that
the Soviets demanded the removal
of Lt. Gen. Vaclav Prchlik as head
of the Communist party's central
committee's department which is
responsible for defense and secur-
ity to the partt.
Prehlik had been among the
most vocal in the demands for
withdrawal of Soviet troops from
This information, from inform-
ants who have proved reliable in
the past but cannot be identified,
came as preparations went ahead
for a meeting of Soviet and
Czechoslovak leaders to discuss
Prague's drive away from the
Stalinist brand of communism to
a more independent and liberal
At the same time, other inform-
ants said the last of the 18,500
Soviet troops, who remained in
Czechoslovakia after Warsaw Pact
maneuvers three weeks ago, had
crossed the Slovak-Soviet border
near Presov.
Their reported departure coin-
cided with the agreement to hold
showdown talks in Czechoslovakia.
The Prague liberal leadership was
known to have insisted that the
troops clear out before the meet-
Ing could begin.
Soviet acceptance of Czechoslo-
vakia as a site for the conversa-
tions - the Kremlin had proposed
two Soviet cities last week - was
greeted here with widespread re-
lief as a possible prelude to a de-

Although the Department of De- principle of selective conscientious
fense has not listed the call for objection, a category which does
September, Mrs. Betty Vetter, ex- not exist under present Selective
ecutive director of the Scientific Service regulations, which only
Manpower Commission, expects permit CO exemptions for those
draft calls will be relatively light who oppose all war out of reli-
until about January, when they gious conviction. The report said
will. skyrocket unless there is a the principle of selective conscien-
major cutback in the size of the tious objection is essentially a
armed services before then. question of human rights.
Mrs. Vetter, an expert on the The World Council of Churches
effectof the draft on the nation's has 237 member denominations,
manpower needs, says Hershey's representing most major Protest-
order suspending physical exam- ant and Eastern O r t h o d o x
inations will have both a good churches throughout the world.
anc a bad effect on college gradu-
aces and graduatefstudents who
no longer have deferments.
"Assuming the order stays in ue m orct Sy
effect and the Selective Service
System has to take its share of "
the budget cut, this will delay the,
induction of many graduates and site of con
graduate students who have not
taken a physical until at least No- By The Associated Press
vember," Mrs. Vetter said. "It will The Democratic national chair-
allow many students to start grad- man, John M. Bailey, conceded
uate school and possibly get in at yesterday the party's convention
least one semester of work before "might be moved" from Chicago if
being taken." a 76-day strike is not settled in
But Mrs. Vetter also said the time to permit installation of com-
suspension on physicals may re- munications equipment.
duce the number of high school Bailey told newsmen "it might
graduates not planning to go to be possible" to shift the conven-
college who volunteer for the tion to another city, but he denied
armed services. She explained having any discussions with of-
that many non-college men tend ficials of Miami Beach, site of the
to volunteer for the service when Republican National Convention.
they feel the draft breathing "In spite of what you may have
down their necks after they are heard or read, I have not talked
called to take a physical. "Theyto Miami Beach and no arrange-
don't have a student deferment ments along that line have been
and they know they're going to made," he ysaid.
have to go, so they volunteer for A strike by the International
the branch of service they prefer.! Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Bt this odervancelshysicalsr(IBEW) against Illinois Bell Tele-
But this order cancels physicals'poeC.hspeetdisa-
for these young men as well as for phone Co. has prevented instal-
collge radates" se sid. lation of television, press and
college graduates," she said. Iradio wiring and equipment at the
"Every time you lose a volun- International 'Amphitheatre where
teer, you add another draftee," the convention is scheduled to be-
Mrs. Vetter said. The more the gin Aug. 26.
draft call is increased, then the Bailey's remarks that the con-
greater the burden becomes on vention might be switched appa-
college graduates whoialready rently ended speculation that a
have received their physicals.
In another draft-related devel-
opment this week, the fourth as-
sembly of the World Council of
Churches, meeting in Sweden, ap-
proved church support for young
men who resist the draft. A repor
adopted by an overwhelming ma-
jority of the 720 delegates at the
meeting said individuals should
have the rjght to refrain from
participation in "particular wars,
such as the Vietnam war, on
grounds of conscience.
The delegates thus endorsed the
Black militants k
form alliance

City Council last night appointed former Human Rela-
tions Commission director David Cowley to return to the post
he left a year ago.
Cowley will return to the HRC from a position in Africa.
He succeeds Robert Brown, who resigned April -1- after only
five months as director.
Increased responsibilities were delegated to the ERC
director in the resolution to appoint Cowley. The director

contract between the Democratic
party and the city would be bind-
ing and prevent moving the con-
"There's no question that we
had an agreement with the city
which lived up to its part," Bailey
"We find a new problem, how-
ever, which we didn't expect to
have when we signed the con-
In Miami Beach, installation of
facilities for the Republican Na-
tional Convention came almost to
a standstill yesterday as pickets
marched for the third day in front
of the big hall where the meeting
is scheduled to open Aug. 5.
Only telephone workers crossed
picket lines set up by the IBEW.
The union I's protesting plans
by the CBS television network to
use non-union personnel to oper-
ate a videograph which super-
imposes information on the screen.
All three TV networks reported,
however, that 'their work was
ahead of schedule and a delay of
several days would not cripple

PITTSBURGH (P)-Members of
the United Steel Workers Union
mounted pressure on a silent,,
watchful industry yesterday with
a snowballing, near unanimous
strike votO-hopeful the threat
will produce a substantial wage-
pension boost to avert an Aug. 1
nationwide steel shutdown.
This vote is described as some-
what psychological, to wrench
negotiators into more visible ac-
tion, and also as a pledge of con-
fidence in the union's leaders.
It is also expected to produce
management's first economic of-
fer-reportedly not yet on'ethe bar-
gaining table-to the 450,000 steel-
workers. Industrywide talks began
June 3.
Failing that, the ninth steel
strike in 32 years seems a certain-
ty. The union last Walked out for
116 days in 1959.
Officially, the rank-and-file
vote on whether "to-strike-or-not-
to-strike" is to be held today. But
some of the 600 locals in the U.S.
and Canada started early.
The tabulation - mostly by
standing and voice votes-is ruii-
ning between 85 and 100 per cent
for a walkout. Participants total
a third or less of the local mem-
It is the first time in the union's
rough history that the men have
had a chance to tell their leaders,
and their boses, whether they'd
slam shut the gates of, the mills,
if necessary.
"Nobody wants a strike," said
Paul Hilbert, director of the usual-
ly-militant District 15 in the Mc
Keesport - Homestead - Irvin -
Clairton area around Pittsburgh.
"But the industry must know we
will, if we must."
Hilbert, sure his men will come
out today "solid-100 per cent,"
said, "We have to show inter-
national union officials we're be-
hind them so they'll hammer but
the toughest contract."
Bernard Novak, president of the
4,000-member Local 2227 in Irvin,
describes the voting as "psycho-
logical, simple and sweet."
Top-level negotiations, mean-
time, reportedly continued in se-
crecy-and the site, as usual, re-
mained a mystery.
This kind of iron curtain on
news was deliberately raised by
union President I. W. Abel and R.
Conrad Cooper, the U.S. Steel
Corp.executive who is the Indus-
try's chief negotiator.
The union never has publicly
disclosed its demands but it is
under pressure to get as much 'as
it did in the can and, copper in-
dustries earlier this year, which
ran up to 6.5 per cent.

not solution to poverty
CINCINNATI OP)-The nation's When Gardner finished speak-
governors discussed poverty and ing, Massachusetts Gov. John
and ghettoes yesterday and the Volpe, the chairman, called for
majority of those who spoke comments. They came thick and
agreed that more government fast, with numerous dissents to
money is not the answer to the Gardner's statement.
overall problem. In related developments at the
Democrats / and Republicans national conference:
alike developed that consensus. -The governors unanimously
It was a crackling, down-to- adopted a resolution praising
earth discussion, toched off by President Johnson. It said he has
Jorh dW.Gasrne, formher off by "established the best working re-
John W. Gardner, former secre- lationship that has ever existed
tary of health, education and wel- between state and federal gov-
fare. In a speech before the gov- ernments.".The resolution was in-
ernors first plenary meeting, he troduced by California Gov. Ron-
said : ald Reagan.
"We cannot solve the awesome -Gov. John J. McKeithin of
problems that cloud our future as Louisiana told a news conference
a nation without spending a great that George C. Wallace, Third
deal more money than we are now Party candidate for president, is
spending." the favorite in at least six states
now-one a Western state. He said
A qu**te fromif the majority parties run a close
race in November Wallace's' vote,
as it now appears, would be "cer-
* 4~ tainly enough to throw the elec-
tion into the House of Represent-
TOKYO (P)-Communist party -The 23 Democratic governors
Chairman Mao Tse-tung has or- went into an evening meeting but
dered engineering and science col- several said they did not know
leges in Red China to shorten what would be discussed. Gov.
their schooling process and select Philip H. Hoff of Vermont said

NEW YORK (IP)-The Black
Panther party and the Student
Nonviolent Coordinating Commit-
tee have formed a "working al-
liance" which the two militant
groups hope will be the genesis
of a black political party, it was
disclosed yesterday.
James Forman, former SNCC
chairman, said the alliance will

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