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r today, with
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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

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OSU Journalism Dispute Involves Student


Second o1 a Two-Part Series
EDITOR'S NOTE: Yesterday's ar-
ticle outlined the controversy over
the appointment of a new journal-
ism department head at Ohio State
University. Today's story delves in-
to the relationship between the
journalism department and the
student newspaper, the Lantern.
Editorial Director
Special To The Daily
The underlying basis of the con-
troversy, even as conceded by J.
Osburn Fuller, dean of Ohio State
University's College of Arts and
Sciences, is the student newspaper,
the Lantern.
The feeling is that the William
E. Hall appointment represents a
"railroading job" by OSU Presi-
dent Novice G. Fawcett so that
he might have his own spokes-
man with the controlling voice
above -the Lantern. Barton felt
the appointment of Donald Fer-

guson from Nebraska on the jour-'
nalism staff might well be indica-
tive of a trend to "pack the jour-
n alism faculty with Hall men" so
that if changes were to be made
in the Lantern, they could be made
in the name of the journalism fac-
ulty as such.7
Barton said that if the admin-
istration's intent in appointing
Hall was really based on their ex-
pressed desire for a graduate and
research program, they should
have chosen a man who had ex-
perience in these fields. One fac-
ulty member asked "If Hall is so,
sincere in his desire for a grad-
uate program, why has he spent:
10 years at a school where there
is none?" Barton added that little
research had come out of the Ne-
braska journalism school under
Fawcett, in an interview with

Lantern reporters, said that "he great many cases where important
has not discussed the future of the happenings on campus are not re-
Lantern with Hall, but that Hall ported."
had indicated that 'he had exam- Barton said Fa w c e t t had
ined the history of the school of throughout his own 16 months as
journalism and found that the department head, done nothing
Lantern had been a laboratory but complain about the Lantern
product of the school and would at quarterly budget meetings. He
continue to be'." pointed to one meeting in which
Fawcett further said he hoped Fawcett "spent an hour and 20
"the Lantern can be a completely minutes complaining about the
free publication so that there is news and editorial pages of the
no interference from anyone, in- Lantern, and about 10 minutes on
cluding the alumni." the committee's official business."
In the same statement, how- He said that Fawcett's feeling was
ever he said that "all students how-that the Lantern had played too
fees in support of the Lantern, much on OSU's weaknesses and
and therefore students feel they not enough on its strong points.
should have some say in its con- Barton said he felt the Lantern
tent." He further said "there is had done a good job of showing
room for improvementintheLan all facets of the university.

bought a full page Lantern ad in ciate himself from Lantern policy
which he said "the question is: and budgetary problems."
Who shall determine the contents The report also stated, however,
that "we find it reasonable for
of the paper. the administration to have sought
He said that both Barton and an academically oriented director
Kienzle before him had "not for the School of Journalism....
knuckled" under administration We see no necessary connection
pressures on the Lantern, and each between this search and adminis-
had suffered on a salary basis. tration control of the Lantern."
Since the Hall appointment,


A 'J.wingA L e. nail apponLmenLt
a committee of five non-journal-
ism faculty generally considered
to be fairly liberal, issued a study
entitled"Special Report on the
Lantern Controversy" in which
they stated that "there is evidence
that pressure from the administra-
tion existed long before the pres-
ent controversy."
Against "this feeling of admin-
istration oppression" on the Lan-
tern, the report recommended that
"President Fawcett should disso-

there have. been numerous demon-
strations on the OSU campus pro-
testing the appointment, in the
name of a free press.
Wednesday, led by the Free Stu-
dent Federation, an outgrowth of
last year's Free Speech Front, stu-
dents and faculty picketed the ad-
ministration and then met in the
center of campus to question an
empty chair labelled "President
Fawcett had been invited to at-
tend to answer questions, but did

not appear. Questions were asked'
of him in absentia and placed on
a scroll which was later delivered
to him. The questions were on the
order of "What guarantees have
we of your guarantee of Lantern
freedom?" and "How will the Hall
appointment affect Lantern free-
One group questioned whether
all the facts of the Hall appoint-
ment were reaching students and
faculty through the Lantern.
"On our own campus the presi-
dent and his cabinet of adminis-
trators have tried for years to
prescribe what the campus news-
paper should carry or not carry.
What it should play up or play
down. Usually the plea has been
that nothing should be carried
which would damage the "image"
of the university or its adminis-
trators. Seldom was the test ap-
plied as to whether it was the

the tri
gan fo
free Jo
ally d(
who w
with n
new po

The implication was that
uth, if it hurt, should be
nged or at least played
(the Lantern journalism
ts) to publish a house or-
or the institution, particu-
the administration of the
tion? It is the spirit of
)urnalism, non-captive jour-
L, that is threatened. The
sity administration is ,re-
ier Fawcett said "I person-
on't attend rallies and carry
signs. If there are people
vant to, it is-quite all right
me. He said there was no
ility that Hall's appointment
be rescinded "because of
t demonstrations or other
is scheduled to arrive in
bus July 1 to assume his

tern. Its emphasis ought to be
fundamentally in reporting of uni-
versity news. Apparently there a

Willard M. Kiplinger, chairman
of the Kiplinger Washington Edi-
tors and an alumnus of OSU,

To Review
College Cuts
Regents To Discuss
Possible Changes in
Funding of Program
The faculty planning commit-
tee's decision that proposed
changes in the residential college
are unacceptable, and their hopes
for more money for the college#
leave the Regents with the same
"dilemma" they thought they had
resolved last month.
At that time they decided that
there would be neither "differen-
tial" rates for those attending the
college nor more cuts from the
budget of the rest of the Univer-
sity. Now, with a chance they may'
add funds, the Regents will have
to reconsider these two alterna-
tivesrRegent Irene Murphy said
Mrs. Murphy stressed that she
does not know what is going to
happen, or what should happen.
She said she is in favor of the
residential college, but expressed
some doubt that it requires the
extra funds as urgently as the
faculty committee claims, especial-
ly when it may require differential
fees, or cutting programs else-
Meanwhile, the administration
isn't saying what it is considering.
Architects indicate that it is still
possible to have the proposed re-
visions finished, sent to and ap-
proved by the Plant Extension
Committee in time for the Regents
meeting on Friday.
The faculty planning committee
hopes that before the plans are
sent to the Regents some com-
promise can be worked out with
the administration. However, at
the moment they have not heard
from the administration.
Otherwise, he feels much needed
money may come in when it is too
late to change building plans.
Meanwhile, faculty members in-
dicate that the Regents's accept-
ance of the residential college has
increased faculty support for it.
One faculty member said he
thought that if a vote on it were
taken now, as was done to orig-
inally approve the residential col-
lege, the number of those in favor
of it would be greatly increased.I
He suggested that although the
faculty was disappointed -and con-
cerned about proposed cuts, they
would make the best of whatever
the Regents approve.

A LEGISLATOR SAYS TWO staff members of Ramparts
magazine will confront Michigan State University officials Mon-
day in a hearing on whether MSU provided a cover for the CIA
in Viet Nam.
Democratic Rep. Jack Faxon of Detroit said the object was
to remove a cloud of suspicion from MSU's overseas activities.
MSU President John Hannah has denied the charge. He
said when MSU found the CIA men in the advisory group, they
were removed.
The MSU group was training Vietnamese police officers.
Hannah said the men who turned out to be CIA employcs had
been hired to teach counter subversionary tactics-something
with which the MSU faculty members were unfamiliar.
Faxon said yesterday that Ramparts editor Warren Jinckle
and Stanley Sheinbaum, who wrote the introduction for the MSU
article, would fly to Lansing from California Monday.
Sheinbaum was a member of the MSU advisory group.
Faxon said they were coming to Michigan at their own
He said members of the House Ways and Means Committee
would try to get at the differences between their version and
MSU's version of what happened in Viet Nam.
Faxon said faculty members at a number of universities were
disturbed by the possibility of a university group "being infil-
trated and used as an instrument of a federal program to gather
confidential information."
"I think MSU has nothing to be ashamed of if all the facts
are known," he added.
He said MSU representatives at the hearing would include
Hannah, Ralph Smuckler, acting dean for international pro-
grams, and Wesley Fishel, a political science professor who
served with the MSU Viet Nam mission.
ABOUT FIFTEEN STUDENTS picketed University President
Harlan Hatcher's residence yesterday protesting the University's
agreement to administer the Selective Service draft deferment
exams here. The students termed the test a "beat the draft"
Representatives of Students for a Democratic Society and
Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy called
the 2-S deferments "undemocratic and discriminatory." People
should have a choice, they said, of how they desire to serve the
national interest.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Institute at the University will
celebrate its 25th anniversary with a two-day program starting
During ceremonies tomorrow, the ELI's first director, Prof.
Emeritus Charles C. Fries, will be awarded a Regents' Citation
of Honor.
University President Harlan Hatcher will make the presenta-
tion to Fries, who was one of the pioneers in applying the science
of linguistics to the teaching of a foreign language.
The ELI was established in 1941 to meet the then-growing
need to teach English to Latin American students. It was begun
as an intensive eight-week summer program and claimed an en-
rollment of nine students. By the third summer, the students
eight-week course and an added 15-week course is now 500.

SHA Plans
Voter Drive
Next Month
Summer Students To
Receive Information
On Voter Registration
Student Housing Association is
planning another voter registra-
tion drive to be conducted the
first two weeks in June. Letters
- containing information on regis-
tering in Ann Arbor and the re-
quirements will be sent to all grad-
uate students and seniors enrolled
in the Spring-Half or full Summer
All the people on the mailing
list ill also be contacted either
by phone or personally. The, com-
mittee also plans to use bumper
stickers, posters and slogans to
promote their campaign.
Commenting on the effective-
ness of a summer campaign, Neill
Hollenshead, SHA city planning
chairman, said, "The reason we
feel a campaign such as this will
be successful is that most stu-
dents who stay in Ann Arbor in
the summer are permanent resi-
dents and- therefore eligible to
vote." All people who wish to vote
in the Aug. 2 primary must be
registered by July 5.
Another purpose of the drive in
addition to actually getting stu-
dents to register, is to point out
to the student exactly how much
influence he can have and how
much city affairs do affect him.
"A detailed analysis I conduct-
ed shows that over one-third of
the people registered from Feb.
23 to March 7, the period of the
last voter registration drive, were
students. This is quite significant
since the difference between the
two political parties was only 1 1,
per cent of the total vote cast,"
Hollenshead commented.
SHA members also pointed out
that Robert Weeks, councilman
from Ward 3, a ward with a high
concentration of student voters,
won bynon e vote out of nearly
5000 cast.
The main issue concerning SHA
at the present time is city-Uni-
versity housing. A proposal drawn
up by the committee suggesting
changes in city policies on hous-
ing will be presented to the city
council within the next two weeks.
The proposal contains revisions of
zoning ordinances and building
codes which will take student
needs and desires into account,

-Daily-Paul Bernets
David Katzman (left) and Robert Rockaway (right), teaching fellows in the history department,
and other members of the Teaching Fellows Organization negotiating committee met last night
to discuss the demands and proposals concerning salary adjustments and faculty privileges they will
take to Vice-President for Academic Affairs Allen Smith on Monday.
Hacher Takes Position
OnUnion Controversy

China Claims
Its Plane Hit
By U.S. Jets
Reds Term Incident
A 'War Provocation';
U.S. Officials Silent
From Wire Service Reports
LONDON - Communist China
last night denounced as "an act of
war provocation" the alleged in-
trusion of five American fighter
planes over its territory.
Peking said one Chinese plane
was shot down by guided missiles
from the American jets in Yun-
nan Province, about 20 miles in-
side Chinese territory.
Hours later, it was learned in
Saigon that a Communist MIG-17
was downed with a Sidewinder
missile in a dogfight with U.S.
Air Force Phantom jets north of
Decline Comment
U.S. officialsin" Saigon and
Washington declined comment on
the incidents, which indicated a
major escalation in the air war in
Southeast Asia.
The Peking announcement was
the first official report that a
Chinese Communist plane had
been downed by Americans since
the start of the Vietnamese con-
A Chinese defense ministry
spokesman was quoted'as saying,
"This is an extremely grave in-
cident, a deliberate, systematic act
of war provocation by the John-
son administration. The debt in
blood owed by U.S. imperialism to
the Chinese people must be
'Massive Reinforcements'
The spokesman said the mci-
dent "took place at a time when
the U.S. is sending massive rein-
forcements into South Viet Nam
and extending its bombing of
North Viet Nam."
Meanwhile, U.S. officials tn-
plied yesterday that North Viet
Nam's three jet airfields might be
attacked if Communist MIGs in-
flict losses on American planes in
future dogfights.
These officials said the United
States, as a means of reducing
losses, would use the most effec-
tive methods' and tactics to com-
bat any weapons or aircraft that
attack U.S. planes.
Missiles Fired
Officials discussed the possibil-
ity two days after MIG-17 jet
fighters were reported to have
fired missiles at American planes
over North Viet Nam, without
doing any damage.
Bombing the airfields would be
taken in some quarters in a major
new step in the Viet Nam war.
The alleged downing of the Ch-
nese aircraft was believed to be
the first air engagement over
-Yunnan Province, although Pe-.
king has charged that American
planes have violated its air space
The Chinese broadcast which
reported the American attack said
Chinese fighter planes counter-
attacked and the American air-
craft f 1 e d southwestward. No
American planes, were reported
shot down.
U.S. policy on possible, air en-
counters with Chinese planes was
outlined at a briefing for editors
and broadcasters in Washington
last month. U.S. officials drew a
distinction between a "no sanc-
,,,.r ,nl,-v Aenrlt.nrimninlP o

President Harlan Hatcher re-
cently concluded a report to the
Board of Regents on the Univer-
sity's relationship with unions,
especially four which are trying to
organize the University's non-
academic employes. There has
been a lot of antagonism and un-
pleasantness between the unions
and the University in the past
President Hatcher tries to re-
verse much of this in his report
when he says, "For many years
the University has worked with
labor unions, recognizing the free-
dom of each individual employe to
decide for himself whether he
should join or should not join a
"The University has expressed
its belief in and willingness to

support principles of representa-
tion," he said.
The University's problems with
the unions began with the passage
of Public Act 379. an amendment
to the Hutchinson Act which pre-
viously prohibited public employes
the right to collective bargaining
representation under a union.
With the passage of Act 379,
public employes were given col-
lective bargaining rights. First an
election, conducted by the State
Labor Mediation Board is held
among the employes to choose a
bargaining unit, and then the
board makes the decision on the
proper representational unit for
the employes concerned.
Four unions, the American Fed-
eration of State and County Mu-
nicipal Employes, the Washtenaw
C o u n t y Building Construction
Trades Council, the International

Union of Operating Engineers, and
the Teamsters are seeking to rep-
resent some of the Univeristy's
non-academic employes.
Approximately 575 University
employes are now involved in the
present organizational drives.
The State Lavor Mediation
Board has concluded its hearings
on the petition of only one of the
four unions, and the hearing ex-
aminer still has to make a final
decision. Another union is in the
process of the preliminary hear-'
ings, and the final two have not
yet petitioned to be scheduled by
the board.
All anti-union activities inter-
fering with the union's organiza-
tional effort since the denial of
the injunction can now be classi-
fied as unfair labor practices un-
der the Hutchinson Act.
The University feels the pay
adjustments and benefits it gave
to its employes covers all 8,000
and was not an attempt to in-
fluence the 575 involved in union-
ization. As President Hatcher stat-
ed, ". .. all (of the employes) are
eligible to enjoy improvements as
funds are available."
All of these problems are rami-
fications of the larger problem of
University autonomy. The Uni-
versity has taken the stand that
its employes are not public em-
ployes because the University does
not come under the jurisdiction of
the Hutchinson Act. The Univer-
sity Regents feel that the State
Constitution guarantees them in-
dependence in running the Uni-
versity. They feel that being given
the state control over their em-
ployer-employe relationships they
will be establishing a dangerous
precedent of state controlover the

U. of Chicago Sit-In Opposes Draft Examination

Special To The Daily
CHICAGO-University of Chi-
cago President George Beadle last
night rejected student demands
that the ,university suspend class
ranking procedures and cease co-
operating with the Selective Serv-
ice System on draft deferment
The students, totalling nearly
600, carried their occupation of

voted to allow them to enter the1
building rather than risk violence.
Milton Singer, a long-term pro-j
fessor and administrator at the
university, addressed the students.
He said that a large portion of the
faculty was sympathetic to the
end but not the means employed
by the demonstrators.
Meanwhile, student government
president Thomas Heagy called for
a special assembly for today to
consider the possibility of holding
a referendum. The referendum
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would only provide grade and
class standing information at the
request of the particular student
involved. At the same time, the
university will continue discus-
sions to see if its present policy
can be improved and to formulate
suggestions for the improvement
of national student deferment
"The university's inquiry and
deliberation on these matters has
been in no way assisted by this

Earlier in the day, students or-
ganized to block access to the ad-
ministration building. They re-
fused to admit employes and al-
lowed only telephone operators
handling emergency calls and.
some maintenance workers and
others handling routine university
business to enter the building.
Demonstrators held periodic
meetings to plan strategy. Deci-
sions were made on a parliamen-
tary basis.


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