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SRC GROUP: ;'U' To Make
Body To Study Student Quad UHF
Role Within 'U' A ffairs is

The working body of the faculty is creating a study team of
students, faculty and administrators to probe the role of the student
in University affairs. The size and membership of this study com-
mittee is yet to be determined.
The committee will be formally established at the mid-February
meeting of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs.
At that time the exact ob-


-Daily-Ed Langs
AS GUESTS OF THE UGLI OFFICIALS, police officers bedecked in blue jackets and white plastic
crash helmets were entertained by non-rioting students yesterday evening in the east end of the
UGLI basement. A good time was had by all.
Rumored Riot in UGLI Attracts

Police, Crowd

-- But No Rioters

Helmeted police swept into the
basement of the Undergraduate
Library last night to quell a rum-
ored riot. They were greeted by
laughing students-but no riot.
Pictures of the scene, however,

were taken from at least one
photographer by officials. A li-
brarian explained, "We do not
want any publicity."
In anticipation of a rumored
prank, students gathered at 9 p.m.
in the east area of the UGLI
basement. An official considered

Saigon Coup Forces New
U.S.-Vietnamn Policy Review
SAIGON (P-With a verbal jab at United States Ambassador
Maxwell D. Taylor, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Khanh yesterday put Harvard-
educated Nguyen Xuan Oanh into office as premier of South Viet
Khanh also said he would ask Phan Khac Suu to stay on as chief
of state until a new government is formed. Khanh had ousted both
Suu and Premier Tran Van Huong in a bloodless coup Wednesday.
At a news conference, Khanh also said the cabinet, except for
Huong, would remain in office on a caretaker basis.
Taylor's Reaction
Khanh scowled as he said he had not yet conferred with Am-
bassador Taylor on the coup. Asked what Taylor's reaction to the
Scoup' has been,' Khanh snapped
"Why don't you ask him?"
Philosopher "This is an internal problem.
You know from my past actions
how important I consider internal
' e s Tthatters and national sovereignty.
11T~lew ruth I'm sure the United States will
accept any of our actions in the
By MICHAEL HEFFER interests of the Vietnamese people,
not putting the interests of any
Does religion justify dempcracy? single individual above these in-
Does religion provide the founda- terests."

the milling crowds rowdy and de-
manded that they disperse or else
she would "call in the security
Suddenly the lights went off,
and UGLI officials refused to turn
them back on until the police
Upon arrival, the police were
engulfed by curious students. One
officer noted, "It looks to me like
there is no riot; it is only a bunch
of college kids walking around."
A Sgt. Remnant, spokesman for
the policemen on the scene, said
he had no explanation for the,
summoning of the officers.
The riot rumor was originally
spread by the UGLI basement
attendant, who asserted, "These
people are acting more like juve-
nile deliquents than students."
3 Correction
In yesterday's Daily, the ten-
tative time schedule for the
summer session was wrongly
referred to as the "summer
semester catalogue." It was an-
nounced by Douglas R. Wool-'
ly, director of registration and
records, that "the final spring-
summer time schedule will be
available February 18." He
said it will "list all courses of-
fered and their times." The
courses will be those in the
spring period (IIIa), summer
period (I1Ib) and those in the
16 week period (III).
She described the incident to
the upper echelons of the UGLI
administration who, in turn,
phoned the police. One librarian
on the main floor, who had not
been downstairs, told students
asking for help, "There is a riot3
in the basement. I can't help you1
The students meandered about
the library for over 45 minutes,1
taking the incident with all thet
seriousness of a study break. The
police officers seemed to take the
situation lightly once the threat
of riot was dispeled.
By 10 p.m.. the library was back
to normal.
Library officials refused com-
ment on the incident but reported
no damage.,

jectives and composition of the,
committee will be announced,
Prof. Wallace Berry of the music
schoolsaid yesterday.
He is chairman of SACTJA's
Student Relations Committee
which initiated the idea for the
study group.
General Concern
"There is general concern that
students are not given a format to
express effectively their opinions,"
Berry declared. The study team,
officially titled "The ad-hoc Com-
mittee on Student Participation in
University Affairs" will seek to
propose workable machinery for
airing student sentiment.
The idea for a study of the stu-
dent's role here has come from
many quarters within the Univer-
sity, Berry said. One source was
an article in The Daily by Prof.
Arnold Kaufman of the philoso-
phy department, last December.
He wrote "students have an im-
portant responsibility to assist in
the development of a more invig-
orating University community."
Events at Berkeley
To this internal pressure, re-
cent events at the University of
California's Berkeley c a m p u s
"have added great urgency,"
Berry observed.
The study group is expected to
include undergraduates and grad-
uates as well as representatives of
the Office of Student Affairs. It
will take up the philosophical
question or the desirability of stu-
dent participation in University
affairs based upon previous spe-
cific arrangements to assure such
participation such as in Student
Government Council and student-
faculty "government."
Berry has already cdntacted
some students to ascertain inter-
est in serving on the committee
and has named a tentative chair-;
man for the group. Newly-elected
Graduate Student Council Presi-;
dent James McEvoy, Grad, and
his immediate predecessor, Law-;
rence Phillips, Grad, have both
agreed to serve. Prof. Marvin Fel-
heim of the English department is
the proposed chairman.
Increased Co-operation 7
A plan to increase student-fac-
ulty co-operation was instituted
two years ago when SGC estab-
lished a number of subcommittees
parallel to major subcommittees
of SACUA. The object was to seat
student members on the corres-
ponding faculty committees, but
this plan failed for lack' of stu-
dent participation, 'erry observed.I
In establishing the study group,'
the faculty will be following a
successful tradition in reforming
student affairs. The development
of Student Government Council
in 1954 and the re-organization
of the Office of Student Affairs
in 1962 followed recommenda-
tions by similar committees. 1

Expect No
Reversal in
Iran Policy
TEHRAN, Iran (M-The assas-
sin's bullet that ' struck down
Premier Hassan Ali Mansour will
bring no major changes in Iran's
internal or pro-West foreign
This was made clear yesterday
by the new premier, Amir Abass
Hoveida, who said after present-
ing his cabinet:
"As can be observed from the
composition of the cabinet, all of
them are men who were used by
Mansour. The new government
does not intend any major
changes in ministers.
. "There will also be no change
in Iran's foreign and internal
economic and social policies."
Moslem Church Land
The Shah had named Mansour
premier last March to press his
campaign to buy up Moslem
church land and that of other
large holders and sel it to pea-
sants on easy terms.
As security police continued
their relentless investigation into
the death Tuesday of Mansour,
informed sources asserted that the
Moslem terrorist group believed
responsible for the killing is not
powerful enough to create gen-
eral turmoil or an effective anti-
Shah movement.
Crack Down
The sources said the new gov-
ernment will cracle down merci-
lessly on the fanatics. Those tak-
ing part in the assassination plot
soon will face execution, they
The sources said this isolated
act of terrorism will not affect
Iran's dealings with Western oil
Even while Mansour was linger-
ing between life and death, five
new bills for Persian Gulf off-
shore oil exploration were put be-
fore parliament. He had planned
to present them personally when
he was shot in front of parliament
last Thursday.
Oil Legislation
Both parliamentary and oil
circles said they expect the bills
to be approved by both houses of
parliament within a fortnight.
The measures provide Iran will
get 75 per cent of oil income and
$108 million in cash.
Similarly, Iran's ten-year-old
alliance with the West, particular-
ly, its ties with the United States
and with the Central Treaty Or-
ganization, will not be shaken by
the assassination, the sources said.

Ultra High Frequency receivers
are coming to University resi-
dence-hall televisions, but they
will be purchased through Uni-
versity channels.
East Quadrangle Cooley House
President Jim Lemmel, '67E, re-
vealed yesterday that his house
was denied University permission
to purchase and install a UHF re-
ceiver for the house television set.
Lemmel said yesterday that Roy
Passon, coordinator of building
services for the residence halls,
told him the University would not
let any students or non-University
personnel climb onto the quad-
rangle roof to install the UHF
Passon last night declined to
comment on the roof ban, but
Residence Halls Business Manager
Leonard Schadt explained, "we
can't allow students up on the
roof; it's icy and someone might
fall off and get killed."
Unlike many University build-
ings, whose roofs are relatively ac-
cessible, the residence halls have
traditionally kept roof doors lock-
ed tight.
Elaborating, Schadt explained
that all UHF receivers and an-
tennas will be purchased by the
University and installed by the
Plant Department. He indicated
that plans currently are underway
for the project but that he is not
certain when it will be completed.
Cooley House had hoped to have
its all-channel receiver installed
by last Tuesday, as its members
wanted to watch the Michigan
State basketball game on UHF
channel 50. They had planned to
purchase the receiver and antenna
from a local store which agreed
to help install the equipment.
The merchant had offered the
students a special deal on the
equipment, provided the merchant
would be allowed to install it, the
students reported.
Through the 'U'
Lemmel said he was told that
the purchase must go through the
University. "We don't see why we
have to go through all this red
tape," he said.
Interpreting University policy,
Schadt said that it is "best for the
University to purchase this equip-
ment, because we can get a better
price and insure the equipment as
He said that studies have al-
ready been made at South Quad,
Mary Markley and West Quad to
install the equipment. Schadt is
not certain when the project will
be completed. However, he said,
he'd "rather have the University
do it and do it properly."
The Cooley students are not
pleased by the decision. As Lem-
mel pointed out, "We'd much
rather do it ourselves, it would be
a lot faster."
Nonetheless, for the time being,
the Cooley MIouse 21-inch TV is
destined to receive only 12


tions for democracy?
"It is in the general interest of
democracy to find out the true
foundations of democracy," Prof.
Carl Cohen of the philosophy de-
partment, Dearborn Campus, said
last night. He doubted religion
could be the foundation or the
justification of democracy.
Cohen spoke on "Reflections on
the Religious Foundations of De-
nocracy," at the B'nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation. He emphasized
that his talk was a "reflection,"
not an "argument."
Defines Democracy
Cohen spoke of democracy as
"a form of government whose
members participate in their gov-
ernment." He said while religion
could be spoken of as either "a
set of beliefs, attitudes or means
of conducting oneself," he would
refer to it as "beliefs."
Noting that people claim there
are relationships between democ-
racy and religion, Cohen took one
" of these claims, "religion justifies
democracy" and analyzed its pos-
sible meanings.
First Meaning
The first meaning could be "that
religious truths must be justified
if democracy is to be justified,
making religious truths necessary
for the justification of democra-
cy," he. said.
In discussing this claim, Cohen
asked: "Does political liberty en-'
tail that the soul be free?" He
said "if we learned that there is
no God, we still would not aban-
don our liberties or weaken our
convictions. Our political beliefs
are not dependent upon religious
truths. We can find other grounds
to justify liberty," he added.

Unfriendly Relations
Personal hostility b e t w e e n
Khanh and Taylor has been evi-
dent since Dec. 20, when young
generals of the former premier's
high command overthrew the
High National Council that was
the legislative foundation for Pre-
mier Huong's civilian government.
Each has told newsmen that he
regards the other as unworthy to
hold his respective job.
Seventh Coup
The coup was the seventh in a
series of governmental upheavals
that have averaged only 65 days
apart in this Communist-menaced
nation since the destruction of,
President Ngo Dinh Diem's regime
Nov. 1, 1963.
There are indications that the
United States will at least coun-
.tenance the latest military take-
over, with the hope that a frame-
work of civilian control will be
restored if scheduled elections are
held March 21.
Civilian Governmvest
The military leaders have indi-
cated they intend to operate as far
as possible within the legal frame-
work of civilian government and
to retain plans for early selection
of a national assembly.
There was no reiteration of a
State Department warning to
Vietnamese military chieftains
Dec. 22 that continued American
support was based on the exist-
ence of a Saigon government "free
of interference."
Exiles Buddhists
Usually reliable sources said
Khanh made a deal with leaders
of the Buddhist insurrection, at
least on a temporary basis, which
called for the departure of several
into political exile abroad.
State Department officials re-
fused formal comment on Khanh's
coup. Press officer Robert J. Mc-

1. SGC thanks those students
and student organizations who
supported the "stay-in" action
at the Michigan Theatre on
Friday, 22 January 1965.
2. In view of the failure of
Butterfield Theatre manage-
ment to meet with representa-
Lives of SGC to discuss the
price icreas , SGC urges a
continuing boycott of the Cam-
pus, State, and Miiigan The-
atres in an effort to force such
3.nIn urging students to sup-
port this boycott, SGC pledges
itself to seek alternative forms
of entertainment for students
on weekends. These alterna-
tives will be provided In cooper-
ation with other student or-
4. Executive Committee of
SGC contact Regents to urge
Regents to divest themselves,
of stock in Butterfield Com-
pany because SGC feels that
the interest of the student
body conflicts with that of.
Butterfield Theatres.
5.. SGC will attempt to meet
with leaders of all student or-
ganizations interested 'in spon-
soring a picket and boycott of
Butterfield Theatres. The pur-
pose of this meeting shall be to
discuss possibility of affecting
a picket and/or boycott in the
next month.
SGC Voices
Student Government Council at
its meeting last night, unani-
mously voted to continue its long-
range pressure on the Butterfield
Company in protest of the re-
cent increase in movie prices.
Coming out of a Committee of
the Whole session, SGC adopted a
long-term resolution by Barry
Bluestone, '66, and Thomas
Smithson, '65, stating the direc-
tives of student protest. The res-
olution calls for a coalition of all
student organizations in an all-
out attempt at a boycott of the
Butterfield Theatres and at of-
fering alternative low-cost student
Decline of Interest
One of the problems that the
SGC members saw as imminent
is a decline in student interest and
students' accommodation to the
price increase. To' counter such a
possibility, Bluestone said, "we
must have a coalition of student
organizations with SGC at the
"We must continue to boycott
the 'Butterfield Theatres for the
next month. We must provide so-
cial pressure on the University to
divest itself of its stocks in the
Butterfield Company and we must
apply pressure on the Regents."
Student Action
Douglas Brook, '65, president of
SGC, said that the events of last
weekend will not be the end of
student action, and implied that
increased student action would re-
sult if Butterfield representatives
refuse to negotiate with SGC.
Dorm Movies
"I'm going to ask the dorm pres,
idents to show the regular Sun-
day night movies on Friday and

1 Days
Would Affect
Dorms Only
Cutler Denies Rumor
That OSA Policies
Are Already Set
A decision concerning apartment
permission for junior women can
be expected from the Office of
Student Affairs within eight to
ten days.
At the same time, Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Richard
L. Cutler, who made this an-
nouncement yesterday, firmly de-
nied rumors that OSA policy is al-
ready set, emphasizing that "there
are at least ten vital, interrelated
issues which have yet 'to be re-
"I would advise any dormitory
residents with a special interest in
this decision not to commit them-
selves for next year one way or
another at the moment," he said.
(According to current Office of
Student Affairs policy, only'-senior
women with parental consent'and
women over 21 have automatic
apartment permission. Any change
in this policy would not take ef-
fect until fall and would come
too late to affect sorority women.)
Rumors Abound
Rumors announcing 3ju n io r
apartment permission have been
circulating in women's residence
halls prompting some sophomores
to sign apartment contracts. Con-
tributing to these rumors has been
a poll circulated by the Women's
Conference Committee (composegl
7f Women's League President Nan-
cy Freitag, '65; Assembly Asso-
ciation President Maxine Loomi,
'65N, and Panhellenic Association
President Ann Wickins, '65) re-
questing a count of the number of
sophomore women who would take
advantage of junior apartment
permission if it were granted.
WCC 'included this proposal in,
a series of recommendations sub-
mitted to Cutler's office at the
beginning of the semester. Based
on an earlier survey of regula-
tions circulated last year among
undergraduate women, the recom-
mendations also called for key
permission for juniors and per-
mission for all women with keys
to leave their residences after clos-
According to the WCC, last
year's survey indicated that a
plurality of undergraduate women
wanted these three .changes.. This
fact coupled with the "philosoph-
ically justifiable" basis for the
chianges prompted the recommen-
Cutle Seeks Poll
Cutler requested the WCC poll
of sophomore women just complet-
ed. Of 451 women polled in the
residence halls, 317 said they
would definitely move into apart-
Yments if permitted. WCC feels,
however, that the necessity for
parental consent, which was not
raised in the survey, would lower
that number.
Regardless of the decision,
sophoiore sorority women will
not be able to move out of their

houses next fall. "With rush over
for this year, the vacated places
could not be filled," Miss Wickins
The other two recommenda-
tions would affect all women.
According to Cutler, "these will
be taken up in what we view as
their order of urgency. It is es-
sential that we move one way or
another on the apartment ques-
tion, but the sign out issue, for
instance, can wait."
WCC presented the same three
recommendations to former Vice-
President for , Student Affairs
James A. Lewis last April, but they
were not acted on. Lewis did,
however, approve the elimination
of junior hours on weekends and
the extension of freshman and
sophomore hours.
Act To Prolong;
Dock Walkout

A took at. Life With an Oxford Flavor

Within the fringe are the plati-
tudes and prejudices of post-war
England. Beyond the fringe, the
four Oxford graduates hurl darts
in an irreverent spoof.
Tonight at 8:30 the Broadway
cast of "Beyond the Fringe" will
hurl darts at every aspect of po-
litical and social life in Hill Aud.
The British satire first opened
in London and moved to New
York in October, 1962.
The play spent two successful
years before the critical audiences
of both cities, and was termed
the "reigning" hit of its engage-
ments there.


Religion and Democracy
A second meaning is that reli-


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