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Vol. LXXIX, No. 46-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 18, 1969 Ten Cents

Four Pages








By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN SGC demands for greater power
Student Government Council for the student-controlled policy
has put the controversial Office of board, the three student members
Student Affairs policy board in a at the meeting announced they
state of limbo with the withdraw- were withdrawing from the com-
al of all student members from mittee, Council President Martin
the committee. McLaughlin said yesterday.
The action came at a meeting of McLaughlin said the remaining
the policy board Wednesday night two student members of the com-
after both student representatives mittee were understood to support
and Acting Vice President for withdrawal from t h e board. He
Student Affairs Barbara Newell noted, however, that even if they
stood firm in their dispute over did not support the action, they
the decision-making authority of could be immediately recalled b3
the board. Council.
When Newell refused to accept With the five student members
SGC walks out
of ROTC foru
Student Government Council President Marty McLaugh-
lin and Executive Vice President Marc Van Der Hout last
night walked out of a forum on the relationship of the Uni-
versity to the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
They walked out after members of Senate Assembly's
Academic Affairs Committee, which sponsored the meeting,
refused to discuss the possibility of giving students parity
representation on the committee.
Prof. Horace Davenport, committee co-chairman, ex-
plained that Senate Assembly established the committee and
therefore its structure was not a legitimate question to be
discussed at the .forum.
1 Van Der Hout was originally a
T ial te committee member, but resigned
wen other members failed tL,
agree to more student representa-
Committee Co-Chairman Theo-
dore Buttrey said in his introduc-
tory comments that committee
members have not reached any
tIW o b Sr consensus on the ROTC question.
He said the three courses of ac-.
By ALEXA CANADY ion' open to the University are
maintaining its present status
Jacqueline Evans and Au- with ROTC; making ROTC an
drySionwe arragnd A- extracurricular program and with-
dry Simons were arraigned in drawing credit and financial sup-
District Court yesterday af- port; and completely breaking off
ternoon on charges resulting the University's contract with the
from an incident in front of program.

board $67.3



withdrawn from the nine-man
policy board, t h e r e can be no
quorum, McLaughlin pointed out.
"The committee is nonfunctional."
he said.
SGC has demanded t h a t the
OSA policy board be given com-
plete control of policy in the of-
fice. In addition, in cases when
such policy decisions must be re-
viewed by the Regents or the Uni-
versity's executive officers, SGC
stipulated that Newell must sup-
port the majority position of the
policy board.
Newell could not be reached for
comment last night.
McLaughlin said the acting vice
president agreed during Wednes-
day's three-hour meeting she
would consider binding those pol-
icy board decisions which did not
need to be reviewed by the Re-
gents or executive officers.
But if the decision required re-
view, McLaughlin said, Newell in-
sisted she would be forced to ar-
gue her own position on the issue,
not necessarily following the de-
cision of the policy board.
Newell did say she would not
prevent the opinion of the policy
board from being heard by the
Regents or executive officers,
McLaughlin noted, "but she is not
willing to be our mouthpiece."
SGC members have argued thatI
under the provisions of the Hatch-
er Commission report the policy
board was to function as the de-
cision-making body for OSA.
President Robben Fleming has
argued that it i,necessary to re-
ceive the personal advice of the
individual administrator' involved
for the executive officers td make
judicious decisions.
But SGC members countered
that as long as both the views of
the students and the administra-
tion were admitted, the executive
officers would support the admin-
"As long as their opinions count
and ours don't, that's not accept-
able to us," McLaughlin said.
The controversy flared up three
weeks ago when the OSA policy
board censured Director of Uni-
versity Housing John Feldkamp
for filling a personal recommenda-
tion with the board which differed
from the position his own policy
board had taken.
SGC members argued that Feld-
kamp's job was only to administer
policy, not set it.'

'Regents may vote
on tuition level today
The State Legislature, working late into the night, moved
toward passage early this morning of a conference committee
report on the higher education appropriations bill which
would provide the University with $67.3 million for the 1969-
70 fiscal year.
The conference committee report was accepted by the
Senate at 1 a.m. and sent to the House where concurrence
was expected.
The proposed appropriation is almost identical to the
one recommended by Gov. William Milliken in January. Uni-
versity officials have said they can avoid a substantial in-
crease in tuition only if the Legislature approves an appro-
priation as large as the gov-,f--- --


-Associated Press
APOLLO 11 FLIGHT DIRECTORS team views the earth on a small television screen at Mission
Control in the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas. The same image appears on the giant
wall-screen in the background.





HOUSTON WP - Apollo 11 was
nudged into a truer lunar course
yesterday more than halfway on
its journey to the moon.
However, -the Soviet unmanned'
spaceship is already circling the
moon with the rumored mission
of bringing lunar soil home before
the American astronauts could.
But. American experts tracking,
Luna 15 doubt it would land on
the moon.
Apollo 11 reached the halfway
mark of its trip at 10:33 EDT. The
last half of the trip will take

more than twice as long as the
first because the pull of earth's
gravity has reduced the speed of
the spaceship to 3000 miles an
To refine their course, the
pilots fired their rocket engine for
three seconds boosting their speed
by 14 miles an hour. This set the
Apollo spacecraft on a path that
will take it 69 miles from the
moon's surface.
The engine used in the course
correction manuever is the same
one that will brake their speed

the Whistle Stop restaurantC
last Saturday.
Evans who is charged with dis-
orderly conduct for using "vile,
profane, or obscene language in
a public place" stood mute. A plea
of not guilty was entered in her
behalf by the court.,
Evans Insisted on her right to a
jury trial, and Judge Pieter Thom-
assen set her trial for 9:30 a.m.,
Aug. 28.
The court entered a plea of not
guilty for Simons who also stood
mute. Simons is charged with con-
ducting herself in a public place
so as to "obstruct the free and un-
interrupted passage of the pub-
The date of Simons' jury trial
was also set for 9:30 a.m., Aug. 28.
Grant Fisher was also arrested
last Saturday on the charge of
"obstrcting, resisting, hindering,
and opposing a law enforcement
officer in the discharging of his
The incident occured early Sat-
urday morning when police or-
dered Richard Gartee, manager ofI
the Whistle Stop, to remove a ta-
ble and chairs from a patio own-
ed by the restaurant.
- When more police arrived, Gar-
tee asked Evans, an employe of
the restaurant, to get the officers'
badge numbers.- Witnesses said
she returned to the restaurant
saying, "I got the pigs' numbers,"
was then arrested.
Witnesses also said that Simons!
was arrested while trying to ob-
tain signatures for a statement
saying Evans had not spoken pro-
fanely. They claim she inadvert-
ently stepped over a line police
had drawn and ordered the crowd
to stay behind.
In other action in District
Court, Donna McNeil, 19, whose
two-day trial on creating a con-
tention during the South Univer-
sity Ave. street disturbances had
resulted in a hung jury last
month, had the ° criminal count
against her dismissed Wednesday.
Assistant Prosecutor Thomas F.
Shea agreed to a dismissal of the
charge after conferring with Judge

Several viewpoints were- pre-
sented by the audience, which
numbered about 40. One student
felt that ROTC is an ethical ques-
tion and compromise is impossible.
Acceptance of ROTC on campus
to any extent means sanctioning
the military, he said.
Some people felt that by keep-
ing ROTC on campus it could be
improved, humanized, and demili-
tarized. Others felt that it is im-
portant symbolically for ROTC to
be dropped by the University.
At one point during the meeting,
moderator Davenport interrupted
a student who said the faculty
might keep ROTC on campus in a
limited context as a way to main-
tain research grants supported by
the military.
When the student, Robert May-
er, asked to finish the point he was
making, asking "isn't this an open
forum," D a v e n p o r t answered,
"This will be an open forum after
(Prof. Bernard) Galler speaks-
shut up."

Democrats, radicals
discuss street people

Saturday to send them into lunar
orbit. It will also boost them on
their return trip Monday.
Today, if needed, the spaceship
engine will be fired again at 3:25
p.m. to perfect the flight path.
The main activity of the day,
however, begins at 4:30 p.m. when
the lunar module (LM) landing
craft is pressurized for the first
The hatch between the LM and
the command ship will be opened
at 5:40 p.m. and Edwin Aldrin
will crawl through the tunnel into
the LM. Command Pilot Neil Arm-
strong will follow 10 minutes later.
Both astronauts will inspect
the LM interior and become fa-
miliar with weightlessness while,
working inside of the module.
Aldrin will return to the com-
mand ship at '7:15 p.m. followed
by Armstrong five minutes later.
The hatch will be closed at 7:30
Space agency officials said yes-
terday there is a plan to have the
Apollo 11 astronauts to leave
medals for two dead Soviet cos-
monauts on the moon. The medals
are a symbol "of the feeling of
comradeship all pilots have for
one another," the space agency
officials said.
The medals are to be placed
alongside a patch representing
America's three Apollo 1 astro-
nauts who died in a spacecraft

ernor recommended.
The Regents meet today in their
regular monthly session and are
expected to set tuition levels for
The $67.3 million conference
committee figure was an approxi-
mate average of the allocations
proposed by the Senate and House
when they passed the higher edu-
cation bill in different forms ear-
lier in the legislative session.
In addition to 1 the decision on
financing, the conference com-
mittee eliminated three House
amendments which would have
had the effect of restricting the
Regents and other university and
college governing boards in their
control of the operations of themr
institutions. A fourth such pro-
vision was modified so that it
would not have immediate effect.
A provision which would have
immediately cut off funds from
any school which challenged the
constitutionality of any provision
of the higher education appro-
priations act was omitted from
the conference committee bill.
The Universiity, along with
Wayne St te and Michigan State
Universities, is presently chal-
lenging the constitutionality of a
number of provisions in earlier
higher education appropriation
Two other provisions which
would have limited the scope of
University programs and forced
cutbacks in programs if tuition
revenues proved inadequate to
meet planned expenditures were
also eliminated. -1
A provision which would have
had one effect of barring the Uni-
versity from increasing tuition
was maintained in the bill, but
will not apply to tuition increases
instituted before Sept. 30, 1969.
As written by the conference
committee, the bill will, in future
years, force universities and col-
leges to announce tuition in-
creases on or before April 15 of
the preceeding academic year. .
A provision which would take-
away scholarships from students
convicted of disorderly conduct,
violence to a person or damage to
property while participating in
any disorder or disruption of
school functions was also main-
tained in the bill.

pobe gets,
LANSING Vh--The nearly'7-
month-old Senate committee
investigating campus unrest-
criticized for not yet reporting
any findings-has been auth-
orized to spend up to $50,000
in state money to continue its
Chairman Robert Huber (R-
Troy) said he would "go out in
sackcloth and ashes with open
hands," s e ek i n g contributions
from foundations and industry, so
the committee would not have to
spend the money granted after
lengthy Senate debate Wednesday.
The Huber committee was set
up in January and given $25,000
to finance operations. Since that
time, Huber has issued a pre-
liminary report, outlining inter-
views held with college officials
and students, and has reported
hiring and outside firm to probe
"As the study unfolded," he told
the Senate, "we decided that if
we were going to do a. serious, in-
depth study, we would have to go
onto all the college campuses, pub-
lic and private" for interviews.
He said the committee had spent
$6,000 of . the allocated $25,000,
but faced a proposed program that
could total '$60,000-$70,000.
"I hope we won't need it."
Minority Leader Sander Levin
(D-Berkeley) said he "hoped there
would have been some product in
writing to justify authorizing
$50,000. "But, I have not )seen any
results that justify it," he said.
Sen. Roger Craig (D-Dearborn)
contended that conclusions of the
committee-first branded a "little
HUAC," after the controversial
House Un-American Activities
Committee, and a "witchhunt" by
opponents-"could be submitted
right now, without spending more

Nearly 40 liberal Democrats.
approximately 12 members of
Radical Caucus and several "con-
cerned citizens" discussed their
respective political positions and
philosophies last night.
The meeting which was spon-
sored by the Democratic party was.
called to discuss the "aims of the
street people and their relation-
ship to the community." However,
the debate extended to the differ-
ences between liberals and rad-

Radical Caucus members who,
had initially understood they
would not be allowed to speak at
the meeting passed out leaflets
prior to the meeting which called
for "locally constituted commu-
nity control boards" over police.
However, the evening's discus-
.sion began with remarks about the
street people from the four-mem-
ber panel. Allan Schreiber, a
teacher at Ann Arbor High School,
opened the remarks by maintain-
ing that the problem in the city
is not because of outsiders but in-

cludes "kids of Ann Arbor from
"The street people are children
of the post war era," he added.
"They're frustrated. They want
fast radical changes.''
Another panel member, former
Ann Arbor school Board Chair-
man Hazen J. Schumacher, noted
the "weird community responses"
to recent events like prohibiting
bare feet in stores on South Uni-
Schumacher also said many
residents of the city's west side


Board debates

The Model Cities planning
board held a public hearing last
night to seek the advice and
opinion of owners and renters of
property in the programs' area
on an important re-zoning issue.
Dr. Albert Wheeler, of the.
medical school, who is chairman
of the state NAACP, explained
what rezoning of Area I, of the
Model Cities program, would
mean to people who own or rent
property included in that area.
The physical improvement of
that neighborhood is presently
concerned mainly with the re-
zoning of it to one-family and
two-family dwellings until the

Mrs. Deborah Grubbs,
member of the Human RH
tions Commission and the p
ning board, further expla
"We've seen the specula
come in and build high-rise
artments that we can't rent
cause we don't have the mon
The planning board c
several arguments for this
zoning, including:
-It will prevent the spec
tors from proceeding to b
apartment and business bu.
ings while the Model Citiesp
is being developed;
-If the area is changed
commercial or high-rise ap
ments, then most residents,
hna to mnvo n ar arP-z'

~ ~~ are afraid. He said many of the
A TRIN area's residents feared the welfare
protests last September would spill
out into that part of Ann Arbor.
Steve Arnold, a University grad-
uate in psychology who was also
on the panel, suggested the city
"keep up communication with all
segments of the community," and
a number of pe o said he was "angry at drug laws
la- nue ofth eoplesapoe on both which makes all the people I know
ela- sides of the proposal, criminals."
lan- The board made clear, how- "If you treat this whole pheno-
ined ever, that it will not decide mena as a religion, then things
tors whether or not to request the fall into place," said University
ap- zoning change until it conducts education Prof. David Angus, the
be- a door-to-door survey of the other panel member. He main-
ley." residents of the area involved tained the street people were not
ited to get their opinions, a real threat.
re- Area I is bounded by Division "Police shouldn't be sucked in
St. on the east, the Huron River by the revolutionary rhetoric," he
ula- on the north; the Ann Arbor added. "Someone who can't get a
uild Railroad on the west, and Ann band to a park on time is not
iild- St. on the south.' going to start a revolution," he
plan Wheeler also briefly explained claimed.
the program of Ann Arbor, Skip Taube, of Trans Love
dto which -is one of 150 communi- Energies, and Student Govern-
art- ties designated by the federal ment Council member Shelly Knoll
will government as a Model Cities p r were asked to be on the panel.
Sarea. The target of the program 'However, both declined the offer.

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