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Page Eight


Wednesday, November 29, 1972

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, November 29, 1972

Faculty to hear grading plan

(Continued from Page 1)
Psychology Prof. John Milhol-
land, chairperson of the Curricu-
lum Committee, believes there are
many times during the first two1
years when a student should be
graded. The proposal, he says,
provides a student with a coherent
non-graded atmosphere during the
first two years, but doesn't prepare
him for the upperclass years when
"grades really matter."
Although a proposal for a fac-
ulty referendum on various grad-J
ing systems was on the agenda for
the literary college faculty's No-;
vember meeting, the question was
never considered. The faculty got;
bogged down in extensive debate

on parliamentary procedure for
other matters and so the proposal
was not discussed.
The Executive Committee sub-
sequently had Milholland with-
draw the proposal for a faculty
referendum. T h e referendum
would have polled faculty opinion
on the same three grading reform
proposals which students voted on
during the campus election.
Since passage of the student-
approved reform proposal by the
faculty in January seems unlike-
ly, the whole grading issue will be
given to the Graduation Require-
ments Commission for study. This
group will review a wide variety
of topics including distribution,

Police ran out of control
at Southern, profs say

language and concentration re- I tem."
quirements, University composi- The policy committee will in-
tion, work-study instruction a troduce the student-approved re-
three-year degree program, credit form proposal at the December
by examination and student-teach- faculty meeting. A vote is not ex-
er, University - community rela- pected until the January meeting.
tionships . Witke thinks all work done by
The commission has instructions the committees will not go to
to report back to LSA Dean Frank waste as the graduation commis-
Rhodes by June. But since the sion will rely heavily on work al-
commission got a late start, they ready finished.
may not be finished until Sept. "The question of grading re-
1973 at the earliest. form," says Witke, "must be con-
Supporters of the proposal and sidered within the entire context
grading reform are dismayed at of the educational experience.
the lack of progress. Grading as it relates to admis-
"The various committees have sions, teacher - student relation-
already spent over 2,000 work ships, concentration, language and
hours considering grading reform," distribution requirements is the
says Psychology Prof. Bob Hefner, most comprehensive way to ap-
chairperson of the Joint Student- pproach the subject."
Faculty Policy Committee. "With So it appears that unless the
all its other tasks, the graduation reform propposal should pass in
commission will spend very little January, the present system will
time reviewing the grading sys- be used for at least another year.
4 OSSPIJmembers
face recall bySG
(Continued from Page 1) political, the Regents won't co-
The current housing controller operate."
is HPB, one of the unit committees Another SGC-appointed student
under the office of student serv- member asked, "What type of ex-
ices. Students have a majority on pertise will UHC have when its re-
this committee and are appointed elections are held every fall and
through an application/interview winter term?"
conducted by OSSPB. Jacobs and UHC president Roger
Presently three student vacancies Mason in response called for more
on HPB are being filled. student power instead of input.
Becca Schenk, SGC-apponted stu- Mason said SGC is attempting to
dent member of OSSPB, said she give students authority over those
feels she is representing students who have the expertise needed.

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John spoke for himself
Twelve-year-old John Malachowsky displays bottles of model air-
plane paint in his West Babylon, N.Y., home yesterday. Annoyed
by a four-cent hike in the paint's cost, he wrote a postcard
complaining to the Internal Revenue Service. The Justice Depart-
ment filed a $150,000 suit yesterday against the paint manufacturer,
citing Malachowsky's complaint.
Nixon appoints new
HEW, defense heads

Army and Navy ROTC instructorsj
told a black investigating commit-
tee yesterday that state police and
sheriff's deputies ran out of con-
trol and had to be restrained re-
peatedly by campus security of-
ficers the day two students died in
a confrontation at Southern Uni-
"The situation was very confus-
ed, with little or no control being
exercised by the deputies or the
state police," Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ho-
ward Walton said.
Students and ROTC faculty
members gave conflicting testi-
mony about what precipitated the
Nov. 16 conflict. A student witness
said state police lobbed the first
tear gas grenade. But Army Maj.
Leon D. Jackson, an assistant pro-!
fessor of military science, said
the first tear gas he saw came
from the crowd of students.
Jackson also said he got mostly
"negative responses" from of-
ficers and members of the univer-
sity administration in attempting
to get medical help for students-
one dead, one dying - who lay on
the sidewalk.
He said at one point he ap-
proached two university officials
of his acquaintance and spoke
about the need for medical help.
"Their words were, 'It's good
for them. They knew what they
were getting into. They deserved
what they got' - words to that
effect," Jackson said.
Bright future
for Calley?
homa City newspaper says it has
learned that an Army panel con-
siderinig the clemency plea of Lt.
William Calley has submitted fav-
orable recommendations in the be-
lief that Calley's confinement in
connection with the My Lai mas-
sacre is cruel and unusual punish-
The Daily Oklahoman said yes-
terday, "There were indications
the panel may have suggested lift-
ing some of the restrictions now
imposed, or even some form of
The newspaper said the recom-
mendations of the three parole and
clemency officers who interviewed
Calley Monday were submitted
Tuesday to the commanding gen-j
eral at Ft. Benning, Ga., where
Calley is being held under house
arrest pending his appeal.

The black committee, chaired
by Hawood Burns. of New York,
director of the National Conference
of Black Lawyers, adjourned after
two days of eyewitness accounts.
Burns said the committee would
release a written report on its
findings within the next two weeks.
Across town, state Afty. Gen.
William Guste was conducting an
official investigation. But Guste's
biracial panel is holding its hear-
ings in secret, along the lines of a
grand jury investigation.
Southern's controversial presi-
dent, Dr. G. Leon Netterville, and
his top aides appeared before Gus-
te's panel yesterday. Netterville
has refused to appear before the
black panel, as has East Baton
Rouge Parish Sheriff Al Amiss,
who was in charge of officers
summoned to the Southern cam-
pus at the request of university
But Baton Rouge City Council-
man Joseph Delpit, who is black,
did appear yesterday and told the
all-black ppanel he thought the two
students were murdered by offic-
"There's no question in my mind
that the incident that happened at
Southern University was murder,"
he said.

with her stance against the SGC
proposal. "I feel that some of the
criticism raised by SGC is validj
but their solution is wrong."'
She supports the current policy
whereby housing is controlled by
an OSS unit committee.
Members charged at last week's
OSSPB meeting that if housing was
removed from OSS control, its
power would be fractionalized.
One student member said, "The
vice president and the Regents are
cooperating now with the student-
controlled HPB. When it becomes

The OSSPB members have been
summoned to appear at both the
informal meeting tonight and the
SGC meeting Thursday.
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(Continued from Page1)
Born in Boston, a Harvard law
school graduate, Richardson is a
former lieutenant governor and
state attorney general of Massa-
At the HEW department with its
110,000 employes and myriad pro-
grams, Richardson dealt with the
HEW budget of $78.9 billion, larger
than the Defense Department. j
As Defense secretary, he will
take over a military establishment
of more than 3,400,000 people.
Speculation had centered on his
possibly becoming the next secre-
tary of State or attorney general.
He had been mentioned also as
a possible second-term running
mate alongside President Nixon
pnd now is being touted in some
circles as a presidential contender
in 1976.
Richardson's public image at
news conferences is one of stiff-
ness and formality, with adroit cir-r
cumlocution when he doesn't feel
free to speak on an issue.
Richardson was an army officer
in Europe during World War II.
He was decorated with the Bronze
Star for heroism and was nicknam-
ed "Lucky" for his war-time es-
At the start of Warld War II he
was turned down for military ser-
vice because of poor eyesight.
So Richardson memorized the
eye chart and got into an Army
uniform, but another physician re-
versed the chart and he was bar-
red from combat duty.
Caspar Weinberger would bring
to HEW the reputation of a tight-
fisted money manager who believes
that problems are best solved in
the private sector rather than by3
In his tenures as chairman of
the Federal Trade Commission and
deputy director and then director
of the Office of Management and
Budget, the 55-year-old lawyer has
picked up a nickname: "Cap the
It partially reveals Weinberger's
philosophy about government: the
bureaucracy should be lean and ef-
ficient. No agency should ask for
more money until maximum effic-

iency is achieved.
In his new job, he will preside
over the department that spends
most of alld-the huge bureaucracy
that deals with the federal gov-
ernment's social spending.
Theabudget this year for HEW
was almost $79 billion-which is
far more than the entire budget of
almost any other country in the
Nixon, whose campaign slogans
included a pledge to "get people
off welfare rolls on to work rolls,"
evidently believes Weinberger is
better suited than anyone to hold
down spending by HEW.
Roy Ash, millionaire industrial-
ist and co-founder and president of
Litton Industries, said OMB will
place much emphasis on manage-
ment of the federal purse under
his tenure.
Ash, however, was vague on his
attitude about federal fiscal policy.
He saidhe would wait until he got
hinto the job before saying any-
thing about it.

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