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Windy and cooler,
chance of showers

Vol. LXXXII, No. 45 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, October 31, 1971 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

The new politics of homecoming

Not too long ago the themes and spirit
of University homecomings were depicted
by paper mache dinosours ringed with
flowers and by mangled football players
stretched over mock end zones.
Over the past few years, however, this
traditional light-hearted attitude has al-
tered; and the flag-drapped funeral casket
carried by fist-raised war veterans in Fri-
day's homecoming parade exemplifies this
Under the theme of Let's Work Together
to Bring the Boys Home Now, this year's
homecoming parade sported several anti-
war floats as well as one protesting the
slaughter of Bengladesh people and selling
of U.S. arms to West Pakistan.
In addition to an anti-war parade theme,
several student organizations were involved
in getting a similar theme into the football
game's halftime show. Although University
officials expressed fears of bad' publicity,
It's a rare occasion when 75,500 people,
packe into Michigan Stadium to watch a
Satuday afternoon football game, will be
completely silent for any length of time.
Yet, as yesterday's crowd watched a con-
tingent of anti-war veterans release 100 black
ballloons-each representing 15,000 Asian and
American war deaths-to the accompani-
ment of taps, Michigan Stadium was silent.
The halftime event, an expression of anti-
war sentiment, served as a sharp contrast
to the happy, light-hearted tones of the pre-
ceding portion of the halftime show, in which
the band played "something old, something
new, something borrowed, and something
blue," including selections from Lawrence
Welk and "Jesus Christ Superstar."
In tones matching the solemnity of the
occasion, the announcer then told the assem-
bled spectators-students and alumni to-
gether - this year's homecoming theme:
"Bring all the troops home now. Let's have
a real homecoming this year."
"In the words of the student body," he con-
tinued, "there cannot be a real homecoming
unless a date is set now for the withdrawal
from Southeast Asia of all American forces,
equipment, and war aid."
Having introduced representative groups
from Vietnam Veterans Against the War
(VVAW) and Veterans Against the War
(VAW), who had lined up along the east side-
line, he said, "We ask you now to observe
a moment of silence-for those who have
died, those who are dying and those who may
yet die before this war is ended-as the
Michigan Marching Band plays taps."
The veterans then released the black bal-
University officials had agreed on Monday
to permit the anti-war observance during
The decision came after a petition asking
that the band march in peace symbol for-
mations and that anti-war speakers be allow-
ed on the field was presented to the admin-
istration. The petition was signed by 1,500
people, including two-thirds of the football
See ANTI-WAR, Page 10

UAC officers said they received no com-
plaints from students or alumni about the
parade slogan.
According to Phil Cherner, co-chairman
of the University Activities Center (UAC)
homecoming committee, the shifting focus
of homecoming this year is a result of the
increased willingness of UAC to respond to
the political climate of the campus.
"UAC is less reserved now about with-
holding its opinion than in previous years,"
Cherner says. "Traditionally UAC didn't
take political stances for fear of alienat-
ing people, but this year we are willing to
lose a little money to bring a variety of
differing opinions to the campus."
UAC president Jeff Kaplain adds that
over the past few years homecoming has
included a larger portion of the University
campus, gaining support of dormatories
and student groups in addition to the tra-
ditional support of sororities and fraterni-

"Floats in the parades now reflect a
wider segment of campus feeling," Kaplan
says, "and the number of protest-type
floats are increasing."
"If anything, people protested because we
weren't militant enough," Cherner said. He
added that no administrators tried to get
UAC to tone down its parade theme. "In
fact," Cherner added, "Vice President for
Student Services Robert Knauss and Re-
gents Gertrude Huebner (R - Bloomfield
Hills) both asked to ride near the pro-
testing Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
Although UAC received no complaints,
The Daily received a letter from chemistry
prof. Thomas Dunn arguing that a football
game is not the proper place to protest the
war. Dunn argued that people come to the
stadium for a football game and are in-
stead forced to attend a political rally
which might be contrary to their beliefs.
According to Kaplan, protest-type floats
first started appearing two years agc.

Daily-Sara Krulwich.
VIETNAM VETERANS symbolize their protest of the war in Indochina with a coffin, carried in Friday's homecoming parade.



Nixon, hit Senate
on foreign aid cut

From Wire Service Reports
News of the Senate's stand against renew-
ing foreign aid brought expressions of criti-
cism and disappointment from most of the
world community yesterday, while at home,
political leaders offered various opinions for
the unexpected decisions.
Most foreign opinion saw Friday's defeat
-which effectively terminated the vast ma-
jority of U.S. aid to foreign countries, at
least for this session of Congress-as a
result of the United States'; recent diplo-
matic defeat in the United Nations.
After the defeat of the U.S.-backed "Two
Chinas" policy with the help of many re-
cipients of United States support, President
Nixon publicly criticized their behavior.
In this light, the Senate's move was seen
by many abroad as an attempt to chastise
them for aiding a diplomatic defeat for
America-despite criticism Nixon himself
directed at the Senate soon after their Fri-
day vote.
The bill, which would have provided $1.3
billion for economic aid and $1.6 billion for
military aid until July 1, 1973, is for all pur-
poses dead. The Senate tabled a motion to
reconsider, thus killing the bill so that no
conference committee compromise is possi-
ble with the House, which passed a different
Revival of the aid program before Con-
gress quits for the year seemn especially
questionable. Leaders hope to end the ses-
sion in late November.
An entire new foreign aid bill could be
proposed, but it would take a long time to
formulate and is considered unlikely to
pass. Aid for specific purposes could be at-
tached to other measures, but they are
also expected to meet stiff resistance.
And. most likely, foreign aid could be ex-
tended through a continuing resolution-
a temporary appropriations measure that is
used to keep programs going until their
regular money is provided. But the liberal-
conservative block wlich defeated the mea-
sure is likely to oppose such action.
A filibuster against a continuing aid mea-
sure would require a two-thirds vote to
See WORLD, Page 10

President Nixon

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
PARTICIPANTS in yesterday's halftime demonstration against the war in Indochina release 100 black balloons, symbolizing 1.5 million
victims of the conflict so far.
Alumni group: Keeping in touch

Prof s confer
over tenure,
wage policies
"Faculty unwillingness to submit to re-
view procedures is a scandal," psychology.
and education Prof. Roger Heyns said yes-
terday in an address before the American
Association of University Professors (AA-
UP) University chapter.
Heyns was a keynote speaker in the sec-
ond of two panel discussions on salary and
tenure policies "in the Universities of the
Western World."
Panels representing Britain, Canada and
the United States provided a broad per-
spective for consideration of both topics.
Heyns criticized tenure while., defend-
ing its role in providing faculty members
with economic and employment security.
"We must remove the total identification
of the tenure system with academic free-
dom," he said.
Heyns pointed out that it is necessary
See AAUP, Page 10

One out of every 1,000 people in the United
States is a Michigan alumnus or alumna.
If this statistic sounds impressive, the
Michigan Alumni Association (MAA) is cer-
tainly trying to do it justice. Established in
1897, the non-profit organization sponsors a
wide range of activities in an effort to pro-
vide recreation for its members and to main-
tain their interest in the University.
Defining an alumnus as anyone who has
studied for at least one semester at the
University, MAA estimates that there are
250,000 alumni at present, over half of whom
have graduated since 1951. The association's
monthly magazine has a mailing list or
around 20,000.
There are 160 local alumni clubs, encom-

passing "every major urban center" in the
nation, according to Robert Forman, '59,
executive director of the MAA staff and
editor-in-chief of its magazine. While these
clubs collect their own dues, they also re-
ceive financing from MAA itself, for pro-
jects such as reunions and the hiring of
guest speakers.
Unlike the University's c o n t a c t with
alumni, which is directed toward securing
alumni gifts in annual fund-raising cam-
paigns, MAA sees its role as increasing
public awareness of the University. In-state
alumni groups, for example, have organized
drug conferences and environmental action
talks featuring University faculty members.
As an added incentive for alumni partici-
pation, MAA sponsors regular vacation trips

and summer family camps for its members.
The trips are advertised at "competitive"
prices and usually aspire to some educa-
tional value as well; the recent trip to
Vienna, for example, included the dean of
the University's music school.
Camp "Michigania" has been serving
alumni families ten weeks every summer
for the past ten years. In both the Michigan
camp and Camp "Michigania West," in
southern California, a staff of faculty is
employed and University students are hired
to help with recreational activities.
While both the vacation trips and summer
camps are financially self-suporting, the two
recent Rose Bowl trips have actually netted
slight profits for MAA, which have been
used to finance a student internship program
in congressional offices in Washington.
MAA also finances 55 class reunions each
year, inviting all alumni. Most classes try
to hold reunions every five years, but the
classes of 15 or more years ago seem to be
more enthusiastic about them than the
younger classes, according to Forman.
Despite the traditional image of alumni
groups, Forman claims, "We're not a fund-
raising organization." MAA is structurally
separate from the University, with its own
board of directors, although it does receive
some financial aid from the 'U'. However,
MAA has asked for a reduction in that aid
for this year and hopes eventually to be-
come completely self-supporting.

I --I

Union's new

roole examined

Although m o s t University
students are unaware of it, they
form a sizeable percentage of a
dying group.
Theyare among the dwind-
ling group of college students
who are without a student un-
However, the Michigan Union,

dent Robben Fleming's urging,
Douglas Osterheld. a professor,
at the University of Wisconsin,
was called in to study the un-
ion's operation.
The devastating report which
followed called for a major re-
vision in the orientation and
financial operation of the

Halloween: Happy heyday
The witch is on her broomstick riding very fast
Ooh-oh, ooh-oh, Halloween at last.
As dusk falls tonight, children old and
young will trickle out onto the streets of
America to collect treats and perform
prankish tricks, intended particularly for
those who are stingy with the treats.
In medieval times the festival was known
E as All Hallow's day. It was then a Celtic
elebration of summer's end. of the return-



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