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Fair Housing Bi11l
Changes Passed
Final Vote Awaits Another Session;
Absences Give Democrats MajorityI
Ann Arbor City Council last night passed the three controversial
amendments to the City's Fair Housing Ordinance on the first read-
ing. Council voted in favor of the amendments five to four along
party lines.
Republicans Mayor Cecil O. Creal and Councilman William E.
Bandemer, second ward, were absent from the meeting giving the
Democrats the majority.
The amendments, presented by First Ward Democratic Council-
woman Mrs. Eunice Burns, would extend the housing units covered
by the ordinance, prohibit discriminatory practices by real estate
agents and prevent retaliation against persons supporting the or-
dinance. The second and final reading on the amendments will
be taken at the council's first meeting after it confers with the
State Civil Rights Commission
ee s oMar.3 on the possibility of in-
O p ' t Sees corpoi nthe sttesit cle in
discrimination into the city's or-
D e an f r dinance. This proposal, the Hl-
e andr cher" amendment, was presented
last month by Wendell Hulcher,
lNJH ousing former councilman and Republi-
W1 1JU ~g can candidate for mayor.
Mrs. Burns said the council had
By JOAN SKOWRONSKI an "enviable opportunity to take
a big step toward the elimination


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President Asks

Goodman Sees Students as Major Force For More Funds
For Racial Reforms in U.S. Education

The preliminary report of the
high-rise housing study being con-
ducted by Johnson, Johnson and
Roy, Inc., was presented to the
Ann Arbor City Council last night.
The proposal for a comprehen-
sive survey conducted by an out-
side business firm dealing with
the development of appropriate
zoning controls, and physical de-
sign standards for high-rise build-
ing in Ann Arbor was accepted by
the City Council early this year.
Considering the central business
district as basically a University
community, the report asserts that
the greatest housing demand is
created by students attending the
"If present trends continue, by
1975 we can expect a range of
between 5500 and 7500 more peo-
ple to be seeking a place within a
short distance of the central cam-
pus . ." The expected demand for
high-rise housing structures adja-
cent to the campus and central
business district would then be
well in excess of the developable
land capacity.
As a solution to the demand for
high density housing, the report
emphasizes the importance of
prime and secondary fringe areas
with the establishment of special
districts for height density resi-
dential development.
The value of these areas would
be to allow for the distribution of
high density development within
walking distance of the central
business district and the campus
to prevent excessive development
in the central area. This policy of
selective density would create a
"checkerboard variety" of low den-
sity, medium density, and high
density zones which would be com-
plementary to the city's present
To solve the parking dilemma
created by high density housing,
the report recommends a three-
fold approach; primary parking
within the housing site boundar-
es, secondary parking located near
the residential development, and
fringe parking basically providing
automobile storage aras in an
outlying district.
Other recommendations contain-
ed in the report include: increas-
ing maximum floor area in ratio
to size of lot area, establishing
premiums for desirable develop-
ment' such as open plazas, ar-
cades, parking decks, and recrea-
tional facilities, and creating min-
imum set-back above the secone
story on all high-rise develop-
Second Dean
Leaves Post
A rapidly growing controversy
over morality at Stanford Univer-
sity has resulted in the resigna-
tion of the associate dean of wom-
en, three days after Women's Dean
Lucille A. Allen gave uppiher post.
The resignations came in the
wake of student charges that some
deans used undue influence in dis-
ciplinary cases and that one dean
believed some young professors
used literature in an attempt to
seduce coeds.
Miss Bonnie Fitzwater submit-
ted her resignation yesterday be-
cause "an unjust and sensation-
al attack by a small group of stu-
dents has resulted in the abro-
gation of the rights of officers
of the university," she said.
Meanwhile, a faculty committee
refused to make public the results
of an investigation into student
charges that Dean Allen, among
others, tried to pressure members
of the Student Judicial Council in
the handling of disciplinary cases.
Also at issue was the student
allegation that Dean Allen tried
without success to enlist co-eds
to monitor freshman English

of discrimination in city housing
with the passage of the amend-

"It is the duty of students to

education, and I would like so- laws 'founded on utter scientific
ciety to find itself blasted by the fallacies." Professors are morally,
fire of university truth," Good- obligated to dissuade lawmakers
man declaredsfrom their illusions, Goodman
In their- traditional role asI maintained.

Burns Proposal
She proposed a three-point pro-
gram which includes the passage
of the amendments, the seeking
of specific ways which the state
CRC can help the city and the
stepping-up of the community re-
lations program sponsored by the
city's Human Relations Commis-
In opposition to Mrs. Burns,
First Ward Councilman O. Wil-
liam Habel said the ordinance
should include the state article to
give complete coverage and that
the council will be able to discuss
it with the state CRC.
He also commented that he
doesn't believe the amendments
"would work" because Municipal
Couit Judge Francis O'Brien
would not accept any discrimina-
tory housing cases in his court
and the ordinance is presently up
for hearing in Washtenaw Cir-
cuit Court.
Last spring O'Brien ruled the
ordinance unconstitutional be-
cause the state preempts locali-
ties in the field of civil rights
under the new state constitution.
City Attorney Jacob Fahrner is
appealing that decision.
Doesn't Believe
Fahrner said he doesn't believe
the constitutional language covers
anything and needs legislative ac-
tion behind it. He added that if
the words of the policy have the
power to create legal protection,
then he would agree with Habel.
With the Circuit Court accept-
ance of the appeal of the ordi-
nance, the ordinance can be
amended regardless of the former
decision on its unconstitutionality.
Third ward Republican Coun-
cilman Paul Johnson said it was
council's duty to pass laws which
can be enforced and the passage
of the admendments would mis-
lead people who think they will
give them additional coverage.
Union Board
{makes Peace
With Cutler
The directors of the Michigan
Union last night put the finish-
ing touches on the student activi-
ties merger with the Women's
The merger, which is to take the
form of a co-educational Univer-
sity Activities Cehter whose four
student directors will sit on the
sUnion and League boards, has
been unofficially completed for

force faculty to become men
again" so the two groups together
can rebuild the "community of
So Paul Goodman, noted an-
archist authormand social critic,
said last night in a wide-ranging
discussion on the "degeneration"
of modern higher education.

f 4

moral leaders and judges, he said,
the universities should make
themselves felt on a wide range
of issues which are at thevery
foundation of civilization and
which therefore obligate the uni-
ver itie to ta~ke action:

-Managed news. "The role of
the universities is to censure the
press, Washington, the United
States Information Agency when-
ever it finds information being
controlled. It would be wrong for

Expansion Plans in Conflict
With Governor's Recommendations
Special To The Daily
FLINT-"The University's branch at Flint will admit a
freshman class this fall," University President Harlan H.
Hatcher said last night. .
Fears had been expressed that the branch would not ad-
mit freshmen this fall because of Gov. George Romney's fail-
ure to recommend funds for the expansion.
Earlier in his statement Hatcher noted that, "One
thing that is required (for Flint's expansion) is that the Leg-
islature correct the injustice that was recommended and
and reincorporate Flint's appropriation into the University's

s~taau~ saba. ~u..wv.=.-Yi511s Lo LA fI~iiacu ty to say, stop the war in
The groundwork for the free --Classified scientific research. Viet Nam, for instance; that is
university, Goodman said, was Goodman maintained this phrase for all citizens to decide. But man-
laid in the Middle Ages, when is a contradiction in terms, since aged news contradicts the ground-
teachers and students alone de- science must involve a completely work of a free civilization."
cided what and how they were free flow of information. Pro- In these and similar areas, he
interested in teaching and learn- fessors are "bound in duty" to said, it is essential that student
ing. They paid deference to no prevent knowledge from being liertis bo thad tad
outside interest, and that included made secret, he said. libertarians both prod and ally
administrators as well as the -The -training of specialists "in themselves with faculty to create
state. the more highly articulated de- soid fiversi twhiconlaret
This arrangement not only al- I(fense industries." Such trainingsultyoandsunt is of
lowed the universities to fulfill can only "tend to prevent peace,' ulty and students regain somb of
properly their educational respon- PAUL GOODMAN he claimed, since it creates "a their power that this can come
sibility vis-a-vis the student, cents." Thus the knowledge in- class of experts who are good for about.
Goodman declared. dustry is breeding a huge sector nothing except maintaining the "Of course, faculty, being in their
It also allowed the universities of the population which can be cold war and the military estab- present race for grants and ad-
to serve as the moral leaders of I radicalized by changes in educa- lishment" and who therefore have i vancement, are now almost im-
society at large, he said. This re- tion, he said. a vested interest in the present possible to budge," Goodman said.
sponsibility has been abrogated "Society is playing with fire state of affairs. "But in the ideal sense, the fac-
under the present domination of in its commitment to mass higher I -The existence of sex and drug ulty are the university; along with
higher education by administra---------------- --- -- --------~----the students, they are the only
tors and the universities' subser-s.
vience to a bureaucratized society g ur sryar ;::le an ._he ad-
Goodman drew heavily on rei League Starts A nniversary mons thatonartere usle .h
evens attheUnivrsiy of! "After all, faculty for the most
cent events at the University of .
California's Berkeley campus, *"1 + part know something. It is al-
where last fall students staged W ith Speech on U W m qei misbt wso;e
and ostensibly won a vigorous pro- - thing without becoming superior
test against an administration to administrators," he said.
ban on student political activity By ALICE BLOCH But the faculty-student alli-
on campus. He asserted it is neces- ance Goodman hopes for would
sary for such protests to spread The League's 75th anniversary celebration began last night with result in ntore than the universi
across the country and set up a banquet and a lecture by Mrs. Edna French, '02, on the history ties becoming forceful social insti-
"islands of democracy." of women at the University. ! tutions. It would also bring to ahi
Specifically, he lauded the an- Speaking in the Vanderburg Room of the League to a gathering end the students' present status as
alogous efforts of Students for a of Alumnae Council members and League officials, Mrs. French "one of the major exploited class-
Democratic Society to serve as a was introduced by League Administrative Vice-President Patricia es in America," Goodman said.
"catalytic agent" among the poor Griffin, '04, as "the lady whoGi - -____ - - "Students are exploited because
in America. Through its economickn .their time, life and capabilities
research and action project, SDS knows everything there is to know are being used for ends extrinsic
hopes the poor can "realize them- about the University."s s ectto them, for someone else's pur-
selves as human beings" by effect- She first described the period poses More and more we are or-
ing a "fundamental reconstruc- during the 1860's when the Uni- Vote of 5000 oanizing our educational system
tion" of decision-making pro- versity began debating "whether to processuetina systd-
cesse tdtwomen had enough intellectual toproceocertain kinds df prod-
ce he noted that SRS has not ability and physical strength" to Student Government Council ucts, like the factory system with
been particularly concerned with manage the life of a full-time presidential candidate Paul Pay- its characteristic speedups," he as-
withn th unier-tudet. k, '66, recently challenged other serted.
political action within the uver- student.C candidates to follow his ex- "The school process is ether
sities to fulfill its concept of "par- The decision at this time was SmClendydaesnto oklo fie "heyschoosesis euthek
ticipatory democracy." It is vital, negative, but by 1870 the doors ample by refusing to take office what you choose, what you think
Goodman said, that groups with of the University were opened to unless 5000 or more students cast is noble, what fits your desires-
an SDS ideology are established to 35 women. votes in the upcoming election. or it is being formed for you by
work for university reforms. "These first women, many of "A low turnout at the polls counselors and administrators tc
The Berkeley Free Speech Move- whom entered the Medical and means that SGC can be openly fit the larger machine of socie-
ment, he continued, has done just Law School, were not welcomed by defied without fear of any strong ty. Mostly, we have the second
this. It worked on the assumption the faculty, the city, or the reaction from the student body,' case, and this is what lead to
that students are an even more churches," Mr. French said. "Pro- Pavlik said. Berkeley," he continued.
crucial force for social change fessors made the girls sit in the
than the poor, front of classrooms and called
The importance of 'students, them 'gentlemen' and 'mister'."dO ff-Ca mpus H ousing O ffice
Goodman said, rests on the fact In 1872 the University women
that 42 per cent of the economy organized "QC, a literary, but A
termed the "knowledge industry. especially social" group and the A nswers SG C A ccusation
Students are participating in the forerunner of the League was
largest mass industry in the na- officially organised.
targs sIn 1895rUniversity President In response to Student Government Council criticism of the
t1QI.mp-- -I . .0 us «..TT ousing ii 'soT.+ci diD t f

budget." University officials
gave no comment when asked
where funds would come from
if the Legislature did not re-
store Flint's appropriation to
the budget.
Hatcher made his statements
at a joint meeting of the Flint
Board of Education and the Uni-
versity's Board of Regents in
Flint last night.
These statements of Univer-
sity policy could precipitate a
clash with Gov. Romney.
Romney's Position
Yesterday, Romney noted that
if the state colleges do not coop-
erate in the creation of a state
plan for higher education they
may face "highly centralized
methods of control."
Romney has advised against the
University's expansion in Flint
until the State Board of Educa-
tion can develop a state expan-
sion plan.
The governor said the colleges'
refusal to cooperate could be re-
flected in gubernatorial' budget
recommendations and legislative
appropriations. He also threat-
ened expansion of the Board of
Education's powers to include en-
forced coordination as well as its
present advisory power.
Coordination would ease bane-
ful intercollege competition, Rom-
ney said, "And if you think there's,
competition now wait until they
start building branches in earn-
Wait and See
"Either we're going to expand
our education system one way
through new schools, or another
way through branches.
"Before the' expansonl takes
place," he said, "we must decide
which it is going to be."
Hatcher accused the state budg-
et office of "questioning the judg-
ment of the University and the
Flint community" in deleting the
request for Flint's expansion from
the University's appropriation re-
quest for next year.
"This was done," he said, "while
at the same time generous provi-
sions were being made for ex-
panding freshman classes at the
other nine state universities and
the budget office likewise being
apologetic for the inadequacy of
their recommendations."
"It seems to me to be an abso-
lute inconsistency for the leader-
ship of this state to say . . . that
'the University should not engage
in this educational enterprise here
on its own campus; and that these
students must wait until some in-
definite future when some yet un-
defined board makes some yet un-
defined news survey to indicate
whether or not this is a proper
way of educating the young peo-
ple who will be. too old to be edu-
cated by the time all these things
are in," he concluded.
In his speech at the meeting,
C. S. Mott, the philanthropist who
i has financially supported the Uni-
versity's branch at Flint, also
said that the branch will have
t The controversy over whether
5 to expand the state's higher edu-
cational facilities in the future



'U' Needs Bond
Or Tax Bill,
Ferency Says
The Legislature must approve
new sources of revenue-through
either a fiscal reform plan or a
bonding program for the higher
education 'capital outlay-if it is
to restore any part of the cuts
Gov. George Romney made from
the University's budget request,
according to State Democratic
Chairman Zolton A. Ferency.
In a telephone conversation last
night, Ferency speculated that
University President Harlan
Hatcher's speech at Flint -- in
which he announced that the Utni-
versity will continueits 'Flint ex-
pansion next year whether or not
it gets funds from the state to do
so-will have negligible effect on
the University's chances for get-
ting more money. "This is another
view injected into an already
many-sided argument," he said.
"The legislators canniot take
money from one university and
give it to another and improve the
overall educational situation,"
Ferency - said. "It would have to
do this were it to give the Uni-
versity more money without added
Ferency, who has termed Rom-
ney's budget recommendations
"inadequate," pointed out that the
immediate urgency of building
higher education faclities for the
University must overrule the ex-
pense of the interest charges
which would accrue were the Leg-
islature to pass a bond issue. He
added that there is some support
in the Legislature for such an
issue-which could provide up to
$50 million in funds for school
The only other way the Legis-
lature can provide more revenue
is by passing a fiscal reform pro-
gram so the state can dip into
its cumulative surplus this year
without going into debt next year,
Ferency said. Democrats have
criticized Romney recently for
"throwing the ball to the Legis-
lature" in expecting it to initiate

several months"' liOf-
SSThe weight of this knowledge James B. Angell hired Dr. Eliza O -Ca
Final Steps industry-including such sectors Mosher as the first Dean of Wom- the H
ly board meeting, the Uniondi- as education, communications and en. Mrs. French was one of the her sta
rectors took these final steps: electronics-is seen partially in 12 women on the League Council S
-They gave final passage to the growth of a tremendous under Dr. Mosher, and she said pressu
the report establishing the UAC "monk class" of people like that during this time the League allow
teachers and social workers "to began its tradition of "being an
which was tentatively approved inonyf
December; take care of society's various institution that gives of itself to "L
--They appointed Union Presi- outgroups--Negroes, those moving the University without thought te
dent Kent Cartwright, '65, to work of f the farms, the aged, adoles- of getting anything in -return. they--
with John Feldkamp, assistant to
the director of student activities BEARD 'PREJUDICE:
and organizations, in formulating____________________
a policy statement on the relation-
ship of 'the UAC to the Union
Iboard and the vice-president for m m U
student affairs.;e
-They voted to ask Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Richard An instance of the world's am- revealed that she "did not siti
Cutler to head the appointments bivalent attitude toward beards here and say you were fired."
committee which will select the displayed itself yesterday in the Because the Lawyer's Club is
four student directors of the acti- Lawyers Club kitchen in an ap- not under the stipervision of Uni-
vities center next Monday. parently discriminatory act against versity housing, Mrs. Langer was
Cooperation beard weareis. well within her rule against beards.
Cartwright said these actions Aaron Grossman, '66L, former- "My discharge," Grossman said.
reflec aeng atitue of co-ope- ly employed in the Lawyer's Club "is an unreasonable, arbitrary and
Union and Cutler. Cutler has ex- kitchen and proud possessor of a capricious abuse of administrati
Unin ndCuter Ctle hs x-full reddish-brown beard, got his discretion, having no reasonable _
pressed concern with the ambig-
uit ofhisoffcilrlatonsipiskers caught in an administra-r relationship to the quality of my r:
uity of his official relationship - -rtt
with the students on the board. tive meat cutter yesterday when work. It demonstrates an ovei t
He has. however endorsed the Ms. Margaret Langer, director of prejudice to the wearing of beards -

ampus Housing Office, Mrs. Elizabeth Leslie, cooriairo
ousing Office, said yesterday that SGC had. "misinterpreted"
atements on a recently proposed motion.
GC had passed a motion urging the Housing Office to bring
re to bear on Ann Arbor landlords, using University leases, to
students to sign individual leases, making them responsible
or their share of the rent.
Landlords will not give a lease to each student. They feel that
annot afford this. Such a practice would lead to more drop-outs
------ --and landlords would not have the
guarantee that they would receive
rent for eachunit," she said.
Mrs. Leslie also explained that
the present system is to the stu-
dent's advantage. She said that
J now when a group of students
has rented an apartment and one
of them leaves, it is the respon-
- sibility of the remaining students
to fill his place.
However, Mrs. Leslie pointed out,
if the landlords give separate
leases, the landlord can replace
a student who has left, with any-
one he can find to move in, and
the replacement does not neces-
sarily have to be a student.
In response to statements made
by Douglas Brook, '65, president
of SGC, charging that realtors
hav n mnri influence with the

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