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Rho de
When g e o 1 o g y Prof. Frank
Rhodes became dean of the liter-
ary college last July, optimism for
productive change in the Univer-
sity's largest educational unit was
Armed with, an acknowledged
reputation from h i s colleagues as
a liberally-oriented educator, plus
a genuine stamp of approval from
many undergraduates who were
acquainted with him, Rhodes step-
ped into his new job and strongly
asserted that "the dignity and im-
portance of undergraduate educa-
tion be re-established."
Although few of Rhodes' plans
for innovation in the literary col-
lege have progressed far beyond
the drawing-board stage as of yet,
he cautions "Nobody can pretend
you're going to see change over-


night." In fact, Rhodes has said
since the beginning of his term
that he does not expect many ma-
jor changes to take place on a
short-term basis.
Throughout his term of office,
Rhodes has been haunted by the
spectre of insufficient funds. The
fact that the college has been
"strapped for funds" can perhaps
take much of the blame for the
lack of any visible changes in the
literary college so far.
A brighter budget outlook for
next year should help to improve
matters, Rhodes says.
Rhodes' major academic achieve-
ment in the six months since his
appointment has been the allevia-
tion of the closed-course problem
of the past two semesters. But
perhaps more important, his com-
mitment to long-term administra-

tive reform of the college is re-
flected in his creation of two asso-
ciate deanships-one for curricu-
lum, the other for student aca-
demic affairs.
Rhodes' determination to solve
the problem of closed LSA courses
has apparently borne fruit in re-
cent months. Declaring that "we
cannot live with the student frus-
tration and resentment generated
by this constant backlog of closed
courses," he secured the financial
resources necessary to create 3.000
new spaces in Fall and Winter
term courses. His staff is now us-
ing student "course - preference"
forms in an effort to assess shift-
ing course demands - a procedure
which will hopefully avert future
course closings.
Rhodes has also recognized the
need for a system of student



course evaluations. By allotting
$8,000 in funding for the Associa-
tion for Course Evaluations (ACE).
he has helped make possible a
comprehensive publication by the
end of the summer. According to
Marc Grober, head of ACE, that
publication will deal only with
LSA courses, with an all-campus
evaluation system a future goal.
In an effort to provide financial
relief for the college, Rhodes help-
ed persuade Gov. William Milliken
to include $450,000 for new equip-
ment for the college as part of his
current funding proposals for the
University. Rhodes is confident
that the appropriation will be ap-
proved by the legislature, pointing
out that it reflects the only area
in which Milliken's recommenda-
tion matches one of the Univer-
sity's requests.

The question of how "experi-
mental" programs such as the
Residential College and the Pilot
Program should figure into the
context of the literary college is
another of the college's major
concerns. The LSA committee re-
viewing the RC is due to release
its report April 1. In addition,
Rhodes plans to set up commit-
tees to examine the Pilot Program
as well as housing oriented around
language and honors programs. He
expects those studies to make
"exciting recommendations about
changes in the future patterns of
living and learning."
Since the beginning of his term
as Dean, Rhodes has emphasized
his commitment to academic re-
form through a greater awareness
of student needs with "collegiate
rather than departmental em-

phasis." I-is ideas seem to be re-
flected by those of his new Asso-
ciate Dean for Curriculum Charles
Witke, whose job is "to co-ordi-
nate the 1,450 courses offered by
the college."
Speaking at a recent LSA fac-
ulty meeting, Witke suggested a
number of possible innovations, in-
cluding interdepartmental teaching
programs and freshmen seminars
staffed by senior professors, rather
than by "vulnerable assistant pro-
fessors or the somewhat heartier
teaching fellows."
In an effort to stimulate non-
specialized study, Witke envisions
a "pool" of new courses, each of
which would draw upon the re-
sources of several departments.
"College doesn't exist as an ex-
cuse for grad school," says Witke,
See RHODES, Page 8

LSA DEAN FRANK RHODES talks with stu-
dents at a student-faculty coffee hour last week.

See Editorial Page



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chance of sun


Vol. LXXXII, No. 137

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 31, 1972

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

. new



'U' ban lifted
on Hill Aud.

Ulster violence

-Daily-Robert Wargo
Meditation at Rackham?

* Alan Watts, Zen philosopher, talks to an audience at Rackham
Auditorium yesterday, where he lectured on the philosophy of
culture. Watts said that knowledge of death should prevent
fear of it.
Charges leveled at
Second Ward D em

BELFAST (R) - Extremists
yesterday mounted gun and
bomb attacks in Northern
Ireland as the British govern-
ment ordered an extra 600
troops into the province amid
fears of heavy Easter fighting.
A British Army explosives ex-
pert and a woman bystander were
killed, with two dozen other per-
sons wounded.
Meanwhile. Northern Ireland's
PrimedMinistersBrian Faulkner
resigned from his post yesterday
to seek a seat on the British Par-
Faulkner has branded Britain's
recent official takeover of the em-
battled province as a "betrayal."
His policy now is to win back the
powers of the provincial Parlia-
ment, which Britain has suspend-
ed for at least a year.
The outlawed Irish Republi-
can army was blamed for yester-
day's wave of bomb explosions in
three separate cities of Northern
Ireland. The attacks virtually
ruled out last weekend's talk ofj
an armed truce during the holi-
One of the blasts in Lisburn. a
town six miles south of BelfastE
that houses the headouarters of
the British Army in the province,
exploded from a parked car noar,
h city center, injuring 16 shop-
ru battles between British sr-
my troops and terrorist sniners
broke out in Belfast and in the
border town of Belleek, 90 miles
to the west.
In Belfast's Andersonstown dis-
trict a woman bystander coiiaht
in a crossfire was shot dead.
brinvin the death toll in the nro-
vince to 292 since British trons
arrived to restore order in Au-j
gust 1969.-
Parades ma rkin the 56th an-
niversary of the 1916 Eadetr Re-
hellion - which ld to the nar-
tition of Ireland and emeraene
of th- Trich renublic-wer- sched-
u*ed for Belfast, Londonderry and
other towns.
Thi stirred fears of clashesE
with Protestants, furious over the
British takeover.
The narades could give William'
Whitelaw. Britain's new overlord
of Northern Ireland. his first taste
of the sectarian strife.
Whitelaw will rule the nrovince
by decree for at least one var
under London's direct-rule noln.
which susnends the provincial
The British Defense MTinitvv
announcad it was sending in the
extra troops from the Ctuien's
RPiment only hours after the
SBritishParliament overwhelmin-
ly annroved the takeover bill.

The University administration agreed last night to re-
scind its ban on Saturday night's "Get Out The Vote" concert
in Hill Auditorium.
However, under the terms of an agreement reached by
University Attorney Roderick Daane and concert organizers
late last night, sponsorship of the event will be shifted from
Friends of The Rainbow People, a student organization, to
the Student Governient Council Voter Registration Corte
In addition, concert organizers will have to pay five city
fire marshalls to enforce no smoking regulations inside the
auditorium and must encour-
age those attending the con-
cert to observe no smoking
When asked why SGC was being
allowed to sponsor the event, Uni-
versity Attorney Roderick Deane I A fr

-Daily-Robert wargo
DAVID SINCLAIR (above left), a representative of the Rainbow People's Party, argues with Univer-
sity Safety Director Frederick Davids (above center) and University Attorney Roderick Daane
(above left) over the University's decision to rescind a permit for the use of Hill Auditorium Satur-
day night. Later at the afternoon meeting, Daane (below left) and John Sinclair( below right) listen
to further debate.

said, "SGC is not simply the alter
ego of the Friends of the Rainbow
People's Party. Its existence is
quite apart from the other spon-
Wednesday, University President;
Robben Fleming issued a state-:
ment banning the concert, citing'
alleged "massive violations of the
law, particularly with regard to
the use of marijuana," at a pre-
vious event scheduled by the
Friends of the Rainbow People.
The event was a Dec. 10 Free John
Sinclair rally in Crisler Arena.
Earlier yesterday, Friends of the,
Rainbow People had filed suit inj
circuit court asking for an order
to force the University to allow
the concert to continue.
It was unclear last night wheth-
er the suit would be withdrawn
today in the wake of the settle-
The "Get Out The Vote" con-;
cert was designed by its organ-
izers to encourage youthful par-
ti -nntin 'n Mnnrn,. d Citv C, n_



In a statement released today,
16 individuals and two black
student groups charged Second
Ward Democratic City Council
candidate Michael Morris with
"proving unworthy of black and
poor people's trust."
The statement, printed in an
advertisement in today's edition
of The Daily, claims that Mor-
ris prosecuted two students
through the University judiciary
after they allegedly disrupted
his class and asked student to
join in the Black Action. Move-
ment (BAM) strike of 1970.
Morris, a chemistry professor,
replied to the charges last night.
"We all supported the aims of
the s t r i k e and sympathized
greatly with the strikers," he
said. "However, one must weigh
sympathy for the strikers

against violation of a basic
principle of democracy, freedom
of assembly."
According to sources on both
sides of the issue, the contro-
versy began when a representa-
tive of BAM asked permission
to speak to Morris' class about
joining the strike. Morris gave
his assent, and after the BAM
representative's talk, three or
four of the students in the class
Morris claims that the rest of
the students then chose to re-
main in class, though he said
that he remained "neutral"
throughout the episode, believ-
ing that "in tense situations
students tend to follow the
teacher's lead."
See MORRIS, Page 12

Federal B rrga

judge sends

unit defeat
Supporters of two proposed Afro-
American and African cultural liv-
ing units yesterday expressed
"frustration" a n d "disappoint-
ment" with the Regents rejection
Wednesday of the proposals.
Both .students and University of-
ficials, however, indicated they
would work to develop alternatives
to deal with what the University
has recognized as problems of
minority groups on campus.
"I'm dissatisfied with the Re-
gents," said Lee Gill, chairman of
the South Quad Minority Council.
"We've been working with enor-
mous energy since December. All
the Regents issued was a two par-
agraph statement."
At a special meeting Wednesday
the Regents rejected a proposal to
establish separate corridors at
South Quad and Stockwell for stu-
dents interested in Afro-American
They cited both fear of segrega-
tion and legal barriers as reasons
for rejection.
Instead t h e y approved unani-
mously a statement setting up a
committee to develop programs
"for dealing with the academic,
counseling and living problems of
minorities on campus."
Gill said that members of the
minority council, Black Women of
See AFRO, Page 12





. HARRISBURG, Pa. (P)-A fed- plotted to kidnap presidential aide . The defense had denounced then
cpa eeon, m I
eral judge turned the Harrisburg Henry Kissinger and destroy fed- 31-year-old Douglas as a "liar Parelect on,R
Seven trial over to the jury yes- eral property. a scoundrel and a confidence said yesterday.
terday after telling it that the man."
bomb-kidnap conspiracy case The jury took with it to its de- Invitations ha
against the Rev. Philip Berrigan liberations room more than 100 The jujrors were scheduled to to all parties pa
and six others "is not a political prosecution and defense exhibits. return to the courthouse this election to set
trial or a trial against the war in Included were copies of 24 letters morning for further debate on tables at Saturda
Vietnam " exchanged between Berrigan in- charges that the defendants plot- President Flem
side the Lewisburg, Pa., federal ted to kidnap presidential aide concert was not
The jury began its deliberations penitentiary and his trusted lieu- Henry Kissinger and blow up gov- dented. In sumi
as the trial, which began Jan. 24, tenant in the Catholic left anti- ernment property, unilaterally refu
neared the close of its 10th week. war movement, Sister Elizabeth However, they will hear a re- University facili
The Harrisburg Seven trial is re- McAlister. reading of the court's instructions pus Gay' Liberat
garded as a test of the govern- Berrigan, 48, a Roman Catho- on the conspiracy law before re- wished to stage
ment's power to limit radical acts lic priest, faces a maximum 50 suming deliberations. ference on homo
by means of federal conspiracy years in federal prison if con-
laws. The government charges victed on six counts in the indict-
that Berrigan and the six others ment. He already is serving six
---yea-r-sf board Ne rnoar
Sister Elizabeth, 32, could get 40
years on five counts.le i at r ,i
1The others are liable to five leo
years each on a single conspiracy ec
count. They art the Rev. Neil Mc- By MARK ALLSHOUSE
Laughlin, 31, the Rev. Joseph A billboard control law - which environmental-
Wenderoth, 36; both priests; An-'ii
thony Scoblick, 33, a former priestjsts promptly called "totally inadequate" - yes-
his wife, Mary Cain Scoblick, 33 terday passed the State House of Representatives
an ex-nun, and Eqbal Ahmad, 41 and went to Governor William Milliken for ex-
a Pakistani educator in this coun- pected approval.
try on a resident visa. Ahmad is The bill passed within two days of a federal gov-
the only non-Catholic defendant ernment deadline that the state either pass stricter
The seven were charged with billboard control laws, or lose $20 million in high-
an escalating conspiracy - draft way construction funds.
board raids to recruit followers A proponent of more stringent billboard con-
followed by a plot to blow up!
Washington's tunnel heating sys- trols, State Rep. Raymond Smit (R-Ann Arbor)
K tem and finally the planned ab- voted agains: the measure and termed the new law

Ann Arbor's First Ward has tra-
ditionally been safe territory for
the city's Democratic Party. Re-
publicans have not elected a city
council member in the ward since
1960, and in last year's council
race, Democrat Norris Thomas de-
feated his Republican opponent by
nearly a two to one margin.

)nay s Lay Loun-
Rainbow People's
n John Sinclair
ve been extended
articipating in the
up information
ay's event.
ming's ban on the
entirely unprece-
mer, 1970, he also
used the use of
.ties to the cam-
tion Front, which
a national con-


issues n

law passes state
logists angered
The bill, which was passed by a 56-32 vote by
the House, was a compromise measure to replace
a former bill which did not meet the federal high-
way beautification requiremeAts.
The U.S. Transportation Department had threat-
ened to withhold highway funds if Michigan did not
, come up with an acceptable billboard law by today.
Under the new bill, cities, townships over 50,000
people, villages, and charter townships can pass
ordinances "regulating, and controlling' size, light-
ing and spacing signs. Existing local laws would
The bill also calls for the state to reimburse

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