See Editorial Page
, t C tgaYi
chance of rain
Vol. LXXXII, No. 15
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, September 26, 1971
debate to start tomorrow
ANN ARBOR RESIDENTS pedalled through the streets for nearly an hour yesterday morning in order to draw attention to the anti-
polluting nature of cycling. Their ride was part of several events throughout the week which hope to focus concern on the city's environ-
Increase in 'U' bicycle traf ic
ceea'tes need for routes, parki~ng
Senate Assembly will begin what may
be the final round of debate over University
policies on classified and military research
Assembly, the faculty representative
body, will discuss a report issued last Tues-
day by its Research Policies Committee
(RPC) recommending limited reforms in
policing the University's $5.5 million a year
in classified research projects.
Besides the proposals contained in the
committee report, several other resolutions
to change current guidelines on classified
research, adopted in 1968, are expected.
The Assembly session will begin at 3:15
p.m. in Dow Aud. of the Towsley Center
for Continuing Education on the Medical
Last March, after a heated debate on the
subject, Assembly ordered RPC to develop
its recommendations on the research issue.
Previously, students and faculty mem-
bers held protests, marches and a week-long
fast to protest classified and military re-
search at the University.
They claimed that military projects here
were aiding the U.S. effort in Vietnam and
that secrecy should not be allowed at a
university. Defenders of classified resarch
arvued that the research has important
peaceful applications and that the freedom
of faculty members to do this type of re-
search should not be denied.
RPC issued a preliminary report in June
and its final recommendations last week.
The committee proposed more information
on classified projects be given to the Clas-
sified Research Committee (CRC), which
reviews secret research proposals, and be
In addition, RPC urged a new Senate
Assembly committee to reassess classified
projects annually to assure that proposals
approved by CRC did in fact conform to
In these policies, the RPC report sug-
gested two changes. One present guideline
prevents classified research "the specific
purpose of which is to destroy human life
or incapacitate human beings."
Controversy has arisen over how this
provision should be interpreted, however.
The report recommends new language stat-
ing, "The University will not engage in any
research, the specific purpose or clearly for-
seeable results of which are injurious to
human life and welfare."
Furthermore, RPC suggests that policies
on classified research be applied to all re-
search at the University, regardless of whe-
ther there are security restrictions on it or
At least two resolutions seeking harsher
restrictions on classified research are ex-
pected to be presented before tomorrow's
One will be a revised version of a reso-
lution introduced last March by social work
Prof. Roger Lind and medical Prof. Donald
Rucknagel barring researchdthe results of
which could not be published.
Such a provision would eliminate all but
four per cent of the University's $5.5 million
in classified research annually, allowing
only projects that are termed classified be-
cause the researchers require access to clas-
sified materials to prepare for an other-
wise open project,
The other resolution to come before As-
sembly is expected to state that it is the
general policy of the University not to ac-
cept classified research.
The resolution will, however, allow ex-
ceptions when the possible benefits of the
project for mankind far outweigh the clas-
A new committee would be set up to
hear requests for exceptions and the bur-
den of proof will be on the researcher pro-
posing a classified project.
By BETH OBERFELDER
To the delight of the city's handful of
dealers, bicycles have reached a new pin-
acle of popularity here.
As the owners of the bike stores struggle
to meet what one of them called "hundreds
of backorders," city officials and enthusiasts
are formulating policies to make riding bi-
cycles, on both business and pleasure trips,
Despite the enthusiasm of bike riders for
what environmentalists believe is the answer
to many urban air pollution problems, the
lot of the city's bike riders has not been
The cars seem never to heed the wobbly
cyclist, bike racks are crowded and thieves
According to Bob Johnson of the City
Planning Commission, the biggest thrust of
the city's efforts to date has been to create
ccessable and efficient bicycle routes. But
before such routes can be instituted, John-
son explains, "we have to find out where
people want to go."
Observers speculate that the majority of
"commuter" bike traffic, as opposed to the
more traditional children's recreational bi-
cycle usage, is between the campus and the
student communities in the older areas of
Recntly, city work crews have begun a
$3.6C0 program of excavating 53 "curb cuts"
hroughout the campus area to facilitate
SMOKE-IN AT CAPITOL
But Mayor Robert Harris, himself a cy-
clist, is concerned that the curb cut pro-
gram, while progressive, is not entirely prac-
"The curb cuts seem to be too narrow.
It involves so much concentration that you
often forget to look before entering t h e
The new bike routes are to be marked by
internationally accepted blue and w h i t e
"bicycle route" signs, although there is, city
cfficials say, a shortage of the labor needed
to erect them.
But according to bicyclists, cuting down
curbs is needed to ease the bump that every
cyclist knows goes with riding in cities.
See BICYCLES, Page 10
Young and merry
Leaping gleefully about, these sportive youths attracted the roving eye of a photog-
rapher at yesterday's Michigan-UCLA grid affair. The Wolverines stomped the Bruins
38-0 for their third win. See story, Page 9.
LOW FALL RUSH
Sororities struggle against
'obsolete' Greek stereotype
Police stand by, crowd gets
By PAT BAUER
"Sorority . . . don't let that word turn
you off so fast!" says a recent Gamma Phi
Beta sorority advertisement.
During the bi-annual sorority rush now
in progress, sorority women are busy trying
to attract new members to their ranks. But
the big problem seems to be getting people
So far this year, about 250 women have
registered for rush, compared with 1,600
signed up in 1966. In order to fill each
house's quota, about 525 women must rush
and pledge a sorority, Panhellenic Associa-
tion officers say. But Panhel Chairman
Shelley Shannon emphasizes that sororities
are able to remain self-sufficient with con-
siderably fewer residents.
Many sororities have faced the member-
ship problems by taking in boarders, who
live in the sorority but are not members.
Current estimates place the number of
boarders in the University's 17 sororities at
However few sororities have been unable
to get themselves out of their financial bind.
In the past year, two sororities were forced
to close because of financial difficulties,
bringing to three the number to fail in the
past 25 years.
According to Judy Carrol, Gamma Phi
Beta's rush chairman, it's difficult to dis-
pel what she considers to be obsolete soror-
ity stereotypes. "We just want people to
know that sororities aren't the same stuck-
up cliquey places that everyone thinks they
are," she says.
Because the term "sorority" has been
viewed in an unfavorable light for the past
few years, sorority women say it's hard to
find freshmen whose minds are still open
to the Greek system.
"We have to rush the freshmen in Sep-
tember," says Carroll, because, if we wait
until second semester, their Resident Ad-
visors indoctrinate them so thoroughly that
they wouldn't even want to rush."
Despite the stereotypes accepted by most
students, sorority women emphasize that
See SORORITIES, Page 10
Faculty to hear
President Robben Fleming will give his
annual state of the University address to
the faculty tomorrow night. The address,
before the Faculty Senate, a ceremonial
body, is set for 8 p.m. at Rackham Lecture
Fleming will also present several awards
to faculty members including the Distin-
guished Service awards for instructors and
assistant professors and the Distinguished
Faculty Achievement awards.
A reception in the League Ballroom will
follow the program.
By GREG D UKAS
and DPUG JAC'IBS
Special To The Daily
MADISON, Wis.-"Free auue, free dope,"
chanted almost 1,000 demcnstrators yester-
day, as they sm' ked marijuana and marched
in drizzling rain from a lakeside park near
the University of Wisconsin to the State
Capitol, about a half mile away.
Under the watchful eye of state police,
particirants in the "first annual marijuana
harvest festival" held a sm'ke-in and march
* to protest the jailing cf Dana Beal, organizer
of the 1970 and 1971 July 4 smoke-ins in
Washington, D.C. Beal is now awaiting trial
in Madison for possession of marijuana.
Police, both at the dem, nstration and later
last night, refused comment as to why mem-
bers of the crowd we-e not arrested for
possession and use of marijuana.
Despite the open smoking of marijuana
and taunting rF wolice, there were no arrest.
until after the demonstration ended. At
that time, about a dozen people were picked
up for throwing rocks and breaking street
For the most part, however, the festival
and march was orderly. "We're too wrecked
to even antagonize the police," said one
The activities started at noon with a
permit for the march had been granted to
the "First Annual Marijuana Harvest Fes-
tival ?nd Dana Beal Anti-Heroin Movement,"
a few weeks earlier.
"Man, this crowd is so zonked, we can't
even sing straight," said one Universicy of
Wisccnsin junior on the way to the capitol.
Others in the crowd expressed similar senti-
Cutside the capitol, police refused to com-
ment cn th.e proceedings and stood watching
as members of the crowd passed joints
Speakers read off several demands of the
group, including: legalization of marijuana,
a free one-ounce per week allowance of
marijuana, freedom for all "political and
psychedelic prisoners," and an end to the
Vietnam war, with peace treaty provision
that the United States buy $100 million worth
of marijuana a year from Vietnmeese
The crowd then marched the few blocks to
the courthouse and jail where Beal is being
held, and several more speeches were made
before the afternoon's activities ended.
MANY CHANGES DUE
By GERI SPRUNG Althoug
Special To The Daily as a tran
DEARBORN - Once known as the Henry Fo
"loneliest campus in the state," the weren't e
University's Dearborn campus has be- to go thr
come a bustling, crowded place with according
the entrance of its first freshman class Dean of t
this fall. Spurr, hea
Dearborn formerly a camDus for only ed the un
h it was designed to serve
nsfer school for students of
id Community College, "there
nough students who wanted
ough that kind of program,"
to former Vice President and
the Graduate School Stephen
ad of the committee appoint-
adertake the revitalization ef-
Dearborn is now administered by its
first chancellor, Leonard Goodall, in
place of the dean who formerly ran
Along with the 314 freshman, how-
ever, come a host of new problems-
including the immediate need for more
parking, housing, faculty members and
a whole new curriculum.
rooms. Yet Dearborn is still in need of
many new parking spaces, houses and
Although University officials hope to
further expand the campus to meet fu-
ture incoming classes, the primary ob-
stacle is obtaining funds - something
a hard-pressed state legislature is not
eager to appropriate.