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THE MORALITY
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Vol. LXXXIl, No. 59

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 17, 1971

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Research
Fleming's

plan

faces

challenges

By TAMMY JACOBS
Daily News Analysis
In President Robben Fleming's
long - awaited statement on
classified research Monday, he
neither accepted nor rejected the
controversial proposal passed by
Senate Assembly. Instead, he
challenged the policy in several
areas.
If the assembly, the faculty
representative body, is to see its
resolution put into effect: by the
Regents, these challenges clear-
ly will have to be met, for the
Regents are very much influ-
enced by Fleming's advice.
The policy, passed last month
by the assembly after an eight-
hour debate, calls for the Uni-
versity to "not enter into or re-
new federal contracts or grants
that limit open publication of the
results of research" unless "the
proposed research is likely to
contribute so significantly to the
advancement of knowledge as to
Justify infringement on the free-
dom to publish openly."
The proposal also sets up a 12-
member committee to review re-
search proposals, and specifies
that two of the committee mem-

President Fleming

bers must be involved in classi-
fied research, and two be phi-
losophically opposed to such re-
search.
Fleming's statement lists four
main criticisms of the policy,
including:
-A suggestion that a clause be
included to suspend the policy
"in times of national emer-
gency;"
-A suggestion that the policy

COMPROMISE MOVE:
Union Board to add
another student seat
By CHARLES STEIN
In a compromise move, the Union Board voted last night
to give students additional representation in its membership.
The new proposal would increase the number of student
seats from three to four, while holding the number of alumni
and faculty seats at three each.
The decision was a compromise between the students'
desire for parity and the feeling on the part of the board's
adult members that the present membership of the commit-
tee should be retained. The final vote came after a proposal
4 calling for a three-two-two membership division was de-
feated overwhelmingly, with

be extended to all classified con-
tracts, not just federal ones;
-A criticism of the review com-
mittee set-up in which members
would specifically be chosen be-
cause of their philosophy toward
classified research; and
-A question of whether a
statement of assembly's "intent"
that all classified research pro-
posals be passed through the
review committee before being
forwarded to the sponsor is truly
one of "intent," or whether it is
a mandate to the committee.
If Fleming's proposals were ac-
cepted, the assembly's policy
would surely change drastically.
P e r h a p s the most serious
change would come in the com-
position of the review commit-
tee, which Fleming maintainsj
should be "broadly representa-
tive of the University commun-
ity," but would have no quotas
to assure that end.
Many faculty members accept-
ed the assembly policy because
of the promise that research pro-
posals would be reviewed by at
least two opponents of such re-
search. Changing that clause
might arouse serious opposition.
Another question lies with
Fleming's contention that the
policy should apply to more than
just "federal" research con-
tracts. Since the policy itself was
an outgrowth of a long debate
over military research, this al-
teration would be major change
in scope.
Such broadening might, again,
raise substantial q u e s t i o n s
among faculty members who re-
luctantly accepted the "federal"
research proposal.
Fleming hints that if "accept-
able" answers are found to the
questions-there is a good chance
that the policy might be ac-
cepted by the Regents.
However, the statement also
raised other questions, most con-
cerning the problems that will be{
faced by personnel involved withI
classified research, should thej
policy be put into effect.
"My concern is that any policy
which is adopted be rational, fair
to all our colleagues, and if it
changes existing conditions, there
shall be a time phasing so thatr
individuals who may be adverse-t
ly affected are reasonably pro-
tected," says. Fleming.r
He couples this request for aI
time-phasing with a request for
clarification of an amendment to;
the assembly policy which states
that "any financial burden thatc
results from a change in classi-
fied research policy be bornej
See RESEARCH, Page 8

U'women's Fair
By JAN BENEDETTI
The wide range of local women's organizations
united yesterday to participate in the community's
first Women's Information Fair, held in the Union
Ballroom.
Sponsored by the Commission on Women, the
fair drew organizations involved in many activi-
ties, including abortion repeal, consciousness rais-
ing, pay equity for women and grievance pro-
cedures for University employes, and job counsel-
ing and placement.
The fair, which attracted nearly 4Q0 women
during the day, was aimed at introducing to wo-
men the wide and possibly confusing range of
services that the 20 participating organizations
offered.
Women signed up for consciousness raising
groups, discovered women's studies courses, dis-
cussed sexism at the University and received
numerous information sheets, pamphlets and book-
lets.
One woman, an employe of the University for
over 20 years, commented, "When I started work-
ing here women were really pushed around by
men. It makes me feel good to see all the work
being done by women's organizations now."

-Daily-Denny Gainer

Light vote
marks fir st
election day.
By TED STEIN
An apparently uneventful first day marked the two-day
all-campus election yesterday as student voters are being
asked to fill nine Student Government Council seats and
decide several important referenda.
Literary college students must also fill 10 seats on its
executive board and vote on two referenda pertaining to the
college in a separate ballot.
The general impression conveyed by poll workers, election
officials, and observers was that it was a "quiet" day that did
not witness any serious election problems.
Unlike past elections, ballots were not tallied last night
to indicate voter turnout. Election officials were reluctant to
speculate although election di-'-
rector David Schaper, '75, said
that generally v o t i n g was
"pretty good."
"p et o d"Other observers, however, such"
as former election director Victor 4 T )
Gutman, '75, described the turnout i cu ss
as "light."
According to Gutman, student
voting is traditionally heaviest on
the second day of an election. Even
in last March's three-day SGC
presidential election this was the By GENE ROBINSON
case.
Regarding possible election "ir- The Regents will discuss the
regularities" such as ballot stuf- future of classified research this
fing, tampering with ballots, and week at their monthly meetings
students voting more than once, here in Ann Arbor.
which have plagued past student Scheduled is discussion of the
government elections, Schaper said Senate Assembly resolution on
usual" n classified research. The statement,
Although Schaper admitted yes- passed last month, calls for the
terday that certain measures had University to "not enter into or
been taken to prevent such elec- renew federal contracts or grants
tion violations as ballot stuffing, that limit open publication of
She would not disclose such pro- the results of research," except
ceduresd when the research is likely to con-
"We'd like to keep such planning tribute significantly to the "ad-
secret to make it effective," he vancement of knowledge."
added. Senate Assembly's recommen-
Schaper pointed out that the dation require the Regents' ap-
major problems encountered yes- proval before they can go into
terday was the shortage of poll effect. The Regents will not of-
workers. This kept polling places ficially act on the measure until
at the University's Medical Science December.
Center and in front of the Physics The Regents are expected to
and Astronomy building f r o m attend a public forum on classi-
In setting up polling places In fied research tomorrow. The for-
various campus dormitories an- um, sponsored by the University's
other problem occurred. Schaper Committee on Communication's,
said both South Quad and Stock- will be held in the Union Ball-
well Councils refused to allow the room at 4 p.m. Speakers at the
voting sites to be'set up. forum will include both students
Polling places at East Quad, and faculty members involved in
West Quad, Alice Lloyd, Couzens, the classified research issue.
Mosher-Jordan, and Markeley resi-
I dence halls were open last night They have also scheduled a spe-
between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Ac- cial public meeting from 2-4 p.m.
cording to Schaper, polling places tomorrow to discuss the report of
will be open in the same places the University's Committee on
around dinner tonight, with the
possible addition of polling places Long-Range Planning for the
at Bursley residence hall and Baits Health Service. The meeting will
housing, be in the Regents Room of the
Meanwhile, SGC member Joel Administration Bldg.
Silverstein, '72, spoke on behalf of
the increased funding referendum On Friday at 11 a.m. they will
to passers-by on the Diag, provid- hold an open meeting where they
'ing taped music for most of the will again discuss classified re-
hour between noon and 1:00 p.m. search. They will also hear a re-
Silverstein enumerated the various
SGC "priorities," the subject of an port on pass-fail grading, and
important referendum, in defend- discuss the literary college's new
See TURNOUT, Page 8 administrative plan.

SG<C MEMBER:
Goldman cites reasons,
for sudden resignation

t

Blacks to
fmeet schoo l
board today;
By GAYLE POLLARD
A list of demands stemming
from a black boycott of Ann
Arbor's public schools which end-
ed Monday, will be discussed open-
ly tonight at a special briefing ses-
sion before a scheduled board of
education meeting.
y The demands were-.first present- i
ed to school officials at a special
closed meeting Monday night, but
results of the meeting have not
been released, by agreement of'
the black steering committee and'
school officials.
However, William Stewart, Ann
Arbor Public Schools' public infor-
mation officer, said yesterday "the
meeting was very reasonable."
No black spokesman could be
reached for comment.
The one day strike was called
last week by a coalition of black
parents and students because of
frequent racial incidents in the
city's public schools. The boycott
See BLACKS, Page 8

only students supporting it.
The board functions as the'
governing body of the Union, and
makes policy and budgetary de-
cisions relating to the use of the
building facilities. Management of
the hotel and cafeteria as well as
allocation of space within the
building are included in these
broad powers.
In addition, the board has di-
rect financial control over UAC
which must submit its budget to
the board for approval.
"Of course we weren't complete-
ly pleased with the decision," re-
marked Board president Jeff Kap-
lan. '73, "but it does represent a
step toward equal student repre-
sentation."
The plan approved by the
board is by no means a final de-
cision, however, since it falls un-
der the category of an amendment
to the Union's constitution. This
means it must be approved by
the Union's life membership,
which included 70,000 alumni in
addition to all male students cur-
rently enrolled in the university.
Logistically, this could present
a tremendous problem for theI
board as the sheer time and ex-
pense involved in polling this con-
stituency could be prohibitive. The
details of the plan will be studied
by the board and should be ready
See UNION, Page 8

By TONY SCHWARTZ
Charging that Student Govern-
ment Council is "a non-represen-
tative tinker-toy body," Barb
Goldman, '74, yesterday listed her
reasons for unexpectedly resign-
ing from council Monday night.
Goldman resigned as SGC
members gathered in an emer-
gency to investigate the status
of a $1500 allocation for a stu-
dent print cooperative. Her resig-
nation is the fifth to hit Council
since October.

Administrative Vice - President printing equipment to Goldman,{
Jay Hack said yesterday that as a representative of the Univer-
Goldman's seat would be filled sity's Student Print Co-op. No
by appointment after the_ new such purchase has yet been made.
council is elected. He added that Goldman, who is a member of
it was unclear whether candidates American Revolutionary Media,
would petition the council or whe- (ARM) handed in a check for
ther the 10th person in the cur- about $1500 from ARM with her
rent SGC race would be selected. resignation Monday night.
Besides a letter to The Daily Goldman writes that "the para-
yesterday, Goldman declined fur- noic accusations and outright lies
ther comment on her actions. thrown at the Print Co-operative,
Several weeks ago, SGC allo- me, and ARM served to prevent

cated $1500 for the purchase 0f

Foreign aid remains in imnnbo;
House defeats Senate version

WASHINGTON (A) - T h e
legally penniless foreign aid, de-
fense, and antipoverty programs
were kept in limbo last night
when the House rejected an ear-
lier Senate resolution for con-
tinuing them and insisted on a
House-Senate compromise con-
ference.
House leaders tried to accept
t'he Senate resolution to ex-
tend temporary spending au-
thority until Dec. 1 to put the

programs legally back into busi-
ness immediately. But this re-
quired unanimous consent and
two House members refused to
go along.
The House finally decided by,
voice vote to send the Senate
Dec. 1 date into a House-Sen-
ate conference with the origi-
nal House resolution to con-
tinue the programs until the end
of this year's session of Con-
gress.

NON-RESIDENTS BENEFIT

Spending authority for defense,
foreign aid, antipoverty and the
District of Columbia legally ex-
pired at midnight Monday and
the Senate approved the Dec. 1
extension yesterday afternoon.
Thus far there has been no
appreciable effect on the oper-
ation of the affected agencies
where employesare continuing
to work on the assumption that
Congress will work out some-
thing in the near future.
In other action yesterday, the
Senate voted 53 to 29 to grant
President Nixon authority to
impose a 15 per cent surcharge
on imports into the United
States, in place of the present
10 per cent levy.
It voted in the same action to
grant Nixon authority to im-
pose quotas on any products
coming into this country.
It did this by defeating an
amendment of Sens. Alan Cran-
ston, (D- Calif.) and J a c o b
Javits (R-N.Y.), to strike from
the $23.9-billion tax-reduction
bill a Finance Committee pro-
vision granting the new powers.
Sen. Wallace Bennett, (R-

the Student Print Co-op from
providing student access to the
larger County Co-operative being
set up by the Black Economic De-
velopment League, Welfare Rights
Organization (BEDL-WRO) ."
Under a motion proposed by
Goldman, SGC had allotted the
$1500 grant to the University Stu-
dent Print Co-op as a matching
investment with BEDL-WRO for
a cooperatively owned print col-
lective.
According to SGC members, a
misunderstanding had arisen be-
tween Goldman and Council over
the amount of input and control
which Council would have in the
larger Washtenaw County Print
Cooperative.
Despiteiher original proposal
Goldman writes that SGC was tc
have no control over the larger
cooperative, stating that Council
"overextended its power-starved
hands to go around the Student
Cooperative which was where its
power ended."

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Rackham
By GLORIA JANE SMITH
Rackham students, a large majority of
whom are not Michigan residents, may soon
encounter what appears to be a favorable
change in their school's enrollment policy
and fee structure.
A proposal to establish a minimum fee
for dissertation work, with no distinction
between instate and outstate students, is

fee.

change

that is both equitable and fair," explains
Rackham Dean Donald Stokes.
In a study made two years ago, students
were shown to be paying disproportionate
amounts for their dissertations ranging
from $25-$4300, explains George Hay, the
Rackham associate dean who drafted the
original proposal.
The use of "loopholes" as well as the

proposed
the full-time full term fee paid by a pre-
candidacy Michigan resident-which at this
time amounts to $1200;
-defense of the dissertation must be held
under a full term postcandidacy enrollment;
and
-during the time of postcandidacy en-
rollment, a student may elect one course
fnr ma1nn

Small D.C.
wa protest
w r rom Wire Service Reports
WASHINGTON - Possibly indi-
cating an unintentional de-escala-
tion of the anti-war effort, less
than 100 p e r s o n s gathered in
Washington Monday to demand

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