.Page 4-Sunday, April 16, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Eighty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom
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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 157
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THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Don't delay on
LL SPECULATION ended last
week with regards to possible
Uxiversity-Central Intelligence Agen-
cy connections. For the first time,
significant details were made
,ayailable under the Freedom of Infor-
xiation Act (FOIA) about previously
s ret relationships between Univer-
sity faculty and the CIA which existed
as long ago as the mid-1960's.
Professors in various departments
and in the Center for Chinese Studies
kept running correspondence with
Agency personnel, frequently offering
to scrutinize their students as possible
CIA recruits. With the limited
materials released by the Agency,
though, it was impossible to determine
whether such recruits were being used
for actual spying or just for analytical
Faculty members and possibly ad-
ministrators were also taking advan-
tage of field trips, seminars, and
classified documents offered by the
CIA, sometimes offering questionable
favors in return.
Right now, the names of such
University employees are not as
crucial as finding out to what extent
their involvement with the intelligence
agency may have hindered their
responsibilities here or their overall
commitment to education. Some
evidence suggests that professors may
have been more enthusiastic about
maintaining a CIA connection than
their teaching duties.
, The detailing of University-CIA ties
brings up again the question of
whether there should be formal
restrictions on what a member of the
University community can or cannot'
do in cooperation with the nation's in-
telligence agencies. Guidelines have
already been adopted by some univer-
sities - Harvard being the prime
example. That campus' guidelines
prohibit secret relationships of any
kind between faculty or staff and
agencies like the CIA.
Identical guidelines have been con-
sidered at this University, but have
been given low priority by some of-
ficials because there has previously
been no documented proof of secret
relationships with the CIA.
There is proof enough now to satisfy
even the most skeptical of community
members. We suggest that the Regents
and the Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA) examine
once more the merits of the so-called
In light of the recent disclosures -
and of possible future disclosures of
even greater magnitude - the Univer-
sity should adopt restrictions which
guarantee students an education free
of government manipulation.
U NIVERSITY PRESIDENT Robben Fleming warned last week
that students will likely face another tuition hike next fall. The
increase, which is now almost an annual event, will help prop up a
sagging general fund.
The University has been troubled by a large year-long deficit -
which is currently estimated at $1 million. Over $5 million of increased
state appropriations has already been committed for next year.
Despite several other actions already taken this year - such as the
campus-wide hiring freeze - Fleming said, "There will clearly be a
need of a tuition hike."
Fleming declined to comment on details of the proposed tuition in-
crease, which will be submitted to the Regents for discussion this
According to Fleming and Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Harold Shapiro, who is also the University's chief budget officer, the
size of the tuition hike will depend on how much money the University
eventually gets from the state, which, at the earliest, will not be
determined until May.
intelligence roles uncovered
OVERNMENT SPYING was in the news last week in Wash-
ington and in Ann Arbor.
As the nation heard news of the indictment of former CIA chief
Patrick Gray and others for illegal surveillance in the early 1970's
against the Weather Underground, the University of Michigan was
hearing for the first time details of covert campus recruitment by
America's overseas spy agency, the CIA.
From documents released by the CIA under the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, it was revealed that a number of faculty members in the
Political Science, History, Economics and Geography Departments -
as well as from the Chinese Studies Center - have served as secret
recruiters in cooperation with the agency.
The China Center, in particular, had a close relationship with the
agency over the years, according to the documents.
According to President Robben Fleming, there is really nothing
wrong with this form of recruitment by the spy agency.
But, wrong or right, the faculty members involved seem intent on
keeping their activities with the CIA under tight wraps.
legal aid saved
U IVERSITY LEGAL AID won a major victory in last week's
MSA election. A record number of students cast ballots in the
student government election, overwhelmingly approving a new, man-
datory MSA funding increase.
The Campus'Legal Aid Office will receive the bulk of the funds -
$1.74 per student per term. If the Regents approve the funding in-
crease, the Legal Aid program will expand its legal staff three-fold.
The office will now be albe to serve all students, rather than just those
meeting strict income requirements, as at present.
In Assembly elections, veteran Eric Arnson eased past the Peoples
Action Coalition's Kate Rubin and Bullshit's Irving Freeman to
become the next Assembly president. His SABRE Party captured
near majority of the MSA seats.
This should give him the clout to fulfill his promise to make MSA a
more effective voice for students.
In all, some 33 candidates were elected to seats on the expanded
Assembly, from a record-breaking field of almost a hundred.
L EASES OF six members of Bursley's Board of Governors
were terminated early this week because the group had spent half
of a $400 dorm party allocation to purchase marijuana.
Acting Housing Director Robert Hughes' decision was based on a
recommendation from Bursley Building Director Tod Hanson, who
has since made provisions for the six students to remain housed
throughout the examination period. None of those evicted will be
allowed to return to University housing next year.
Whether or not any of the students fight the action, at least one of
them indicated the lease termination should not have been a surprise
to them.'The housing leases which the six students had signed con-
tained clauses saying the purchase of pot was grounds for eviction.
Student reaction to the decision by the Bursley Board to purchase
the three quarters of a pound of marijuana varied. Comments ranged
from "It was a pretty good party, to "They (Board members) were
pretty stupid to get themselves involved in that in the first place."
Later in the week, Hughes said he Was planning to form a student-
staff committee to examine the structure of dormitory governments.
He discounted speculation that the Bursley incident was the catalyst
for formation of the committee, saying it had been "on the back of my
more consolidation talk
T HE ON-AGAIN, off-again proposal to combine food service for
Hill dormitories was on again last week. The Housing Office
released results of a study by an architectural firm for a new, dining
hall and kitchen behind Mosher Jordan.
The facility would serve students in Couzens, Alice Lloyd, Stockwell
and Mo-Jo. Existing food services in those dorms would be scrapped.
Housing officials contend the plan, under consideration in one form
or another for a decade, would help cut dorm food costs and make ad-
ditional recreational space available on the Hill.
According to the architect's plans, the new dining hall would create
space for an additional 100 students in the four dormitories.
It is not known when the proposal will go before the Regents. In the
past, several Regents, including Ann Arbor Democrat Sarah Power,
have expressed interest in the consolidation idea.
However~Hill residents have, in the past, strenuously objected to
suggestions for a common eating facility for their residence halls. But
if the proposal is acted on during the summer break, past opposition
may hardly matter.
Stop the food service follies
LETTERS TO THE DAILY
HE END OF the school year is
traditionally the time when
University administrators let the mon-'
sters out of the closet.
managers figure that no news is better
than bad news. And, when students
leave for the summer and the campus
paper shuts for the term break, why
not take the opportunity to break the
bad news when no one's here to hear or
read about it?
Well, they've done it again. Acting
Housing Director Robert Hughes has
just released plans for combining food
services of Alice Lloyd, Couzens.
Stockwell and Mosher-Jordan halls.
The plan calls for scrapping food
services in the four residence halls. In-
stead, students would have to trek over
to a new dining hall which would go up
The scheme is a social planner's
delight and a dorm inhabitant's night-
. iughes contends the plan would save
money. He may even be right. But any
possible savings pale before the ob-
vious flaws in the consolidation
The Hill dorms are noted for their
individuality, even eccentricity.
Residents of Lloyd have a sense- of
group identity. So do the people at
Couzens and at Stockwell, and at
Consolidated food service would
seriously detract from the sense of
community within each of the Hill
dormitories. It would impair the
quality of life on the hill and help turn
some of the most desirable University
Housing into some of the least.
We wonder how Robert Hughes
would respond to the suggestion that he
and his family eat all their meals at a
house down the block because of the
cost savings resulting from "efficien-
cies of scale." Does he think students
will look forward to skirting the mid-
winter snow drifts and ice patches on
the way to dinner each night any more
than he would?
The Housing Office puts forward one
more argument in defense of the food
service consolidation plan. By building
the new dining hall, they say, space for
100 more student dorm spaces would
But if dorm space is the issue, why
not attack it directly? Why not build a
new dormitory or additional student
The Housing Office should scrap the
consolidation plan. If Housing officials
don't do it, the Regents should send the
ill-conceived scheme to the burial it
On the dearth of true heroes
To The Daily:
Might I inquire as to the pur-
pose of the "editorial" in the
Thursday edition by a Mr. Jef-
frey Selbst? This article's jour-
ney into fantasy, in which was
enumerated the hit and run mur-
der of Robben Fleming, was
remarkably base as an attempt
at humor. Will the next Daily
editorial be a series of jokes
about birth defects?
Furthermore, the essence of
this editorial's political commen-
tary was at best cretinous. For
instance, the writer's labeling of
Bryant and Schafly as "feminine
ascists." Mrs. Bryant opposes
homosexuality and Mrs. Schafly
the Equal Rights Amendment.
This does not qualify them as
fascists, but rather qualifies your
writer as a profound muddlehead
of bovine intelligence who would
throw all right-thinking to the
winds in search of alliteration.
Selbst's bemoaning the dearth
of true heroes in the seventies
was also somewhat ridiculous
when we were informed that his
own sixties idols were none other
than that charming philosophical
hack and confessed criminal
Jerry Rubin, and the ever-
lovable aronist and incendiary
Abbie Hoffman. With the vapidity
of its comment and the almost
complete lack of judgment con-
tained therein, one can but
specualte as to why this article
was immortalized in print. Has
the "New Wave" in popular
music burgeoned forth to become
I would wholeheartedly agree
with Mr. Selbst's statement that
a Free Selbst campaign will
begin in the near future. But this
movement, I would hope, will be
an effor to free him from the
bounds of an imagination barren
of all taste and judgment, and
flourishing only with a sense of
humor which should have been
outgrown in elementary school.
To The Daily:
We of the following black and
minority student organizations
have tried two consecutive weeks
(4/4(78 and 4/12/78) to get a
$50.00 advertising alloction for an
African Dress Ball, sponsored by
all of us for the cultural, political,
social, and academic enrichment
for ALL students, from LS&A
student government, which pur-
ports to represent all students in
LS&A. We find it quite funny and
sad that whenever all black and
minority groups approach LS&A
student government, they never
seem to be able to achieve 'a
quorum to vote on the allocation.
Unfortunately, it is now too late
for an alloction to help us, and as
a result our ball will probably be
cancelled. Again blacks and
minorities will be excluded from
taking full advantage of services
offered by this University.
We ask the Dean of LS&A, Billy
frye, to do any and everything to
save the ball and remove this
gross disregard for the needs and
problems of black and minority
students and our organizaions, by
the LS&A student government.
-The Black Christian
Nationalist Church College
Cadre, Black Student
Union, the African Students
Association, Baits Black
Council, Alice Lloyd Minority
Council, and Alpha Phi Alpha
To The Daily:
Great moral fervor is no excuse
for ignoring facts or for rewriting
history. Albert Ettinger (4/14)
claims that "Egypt and Saudi
Arabia have resisted the tem-
ptation to bomb their neighbors."
Let me correct him!
Egyptian planes bombed Tev-
Aviv for.months in the 1968 war
and Egyptian boats shelled the
city of Haifa in 1956; I witnessed
both these events personally.
Egyptian planes wiped out entire
villages in Yemen(!) in 1967,
using nerve gas.(as substantiated
by the International Red Cross,
May 14). True, they did not bomb
Israel in 1967 but only because
they lost their planes during the
first two hours of the war. (In
spite of their resulting air
superiority, the Israelis did not
bomb Cairo). In the 1973 war, the
Egyptians launched long-range
missiles to hit Tel-Aviv. For-
tunately these were intercepted
in mid air, close to the city, and
catastrophy was averted. (Again
the Israelis did not use their
domination of the skies to bomb
Saudi Arabia has not yet bom-
bed ANY of its neighbors simply
because she did not have the
means. Give her the' most
modern plane on earth, the F-15,
and targets will surely be found
(guess where . . .). And why
should Sadat, who ordered the
sneak missile attack on Tel-Aviv
in 1973, not use modern F-E5
planes? His personal history of
serving the Nazis in World War II
and his open letter of admiration
to Hitler published in Al
Musawwar, Sept. 18, 1953, are not
the best recommendations.
To The Daily:
I can't help but think that "the
Bursley six" would not be facing
eviction if the Michigan Daily
had not been so quick to run an
expose. of the, :matter. Having
spent two years as an RA, I know
that this is not the first time dor-
mitory government has sub-
sidized an illicit drug' pur-
chase-it is just the first time
that anyone has been caught and
reprimanded. Because the Daily
drew attention to this situation.
the powers-that-be were left with
no choice but to evict the offenders
as an example to others. Let's
hope that the Daily shows better
judgment next time.
To The Daily:
I would like to inform all the
University of Michigan stuidents
on how the Ann Arbor Bank and
Trust Company is ripping them
off. On April 1, 1978, the Ann Ar-
bor Bank and Trust Company
amended its rules and
regulations governing savings
accounts. These rules are in
direct conflict with the interests
of University students.
To begin with, they are putting
a service charge on savings ac-
counts. They are going to charge
fifty cents for each withdrawal
over four per month on accounts
of less than $2000.
It is obvious this will hurt
college students like myself in the
Ann Arbor area. It seems that
college students are "using their
savings accounts like checking
accounts,' according to the ad-
ministrative office of the Ann Ar-
bor Bank and Trust Co.
This appears to be a scheme to
take advantage of the poor
college student. Also, there will
be a service charge of $2.00 on all
accounts which are closed within
one year from the date of the first
deposit (Again, effecting the
eight-month college market).
The attitude of this bank seems
to be more in their own interest
than in the interest of the
customer. What I look for in a
bank is the procurement of my
business rather than attempts to
terminate my accounts due to
these abusive and unnecessary
service charges. This is the last
straw as far as I'm concerned. I
have checked out the National
Bank and Trust and found they
have no such policy and do not in-
Asylum for a refugee
ECTOR Marroquin is no prophet. But
Marroquin, a young, realistic
Mexican citizen who fled his country in
X1974 for refuge in the United States,
will be here Tuesday to speak and his
message should be heard.
The U.S. government is now taking
steps to deport Marroquin, an action
-which would, in effect, put him back in-
to the hands of a system which has im-
plicitly guaranteed a ruthless
Marroquin left Mexico in January
1974, not so much by free choice as by
an instinctual desire for self preser-
vation. As a university student, he was
implicated by the government in a
political assassination, and, knowing
what methods Mexican police had used
on close friends to "prove" their guilt
in alleged criminal activities,
Marroquin was being accused of
taking part in numerous crimes in
Mexico. He was arrested by U.S.
authorities last September for
carrying false identification papers
and now faces expulsion as an illegal
Marroquin is likely not the vicious
terrorist Mexican officials would have
us believe he is. As a student, he loudly
favored government change, but was
repulsed by various guerrilla
The Mexican government, by
anyone's standard, is a repressive one.
It has been documented by such groups
as the nobel prize-winning Amnesty In-
ternational that authorities have little
concern for human rights - let alone
for the fair trail and due process con-
cepts we are so familiar with. Recent
DAVID GOODMA N- GREGG KRUPA
Editorial Page Director
BOB MILLER...................,................Sports Editor
PAUL CAMPBELL ..............Executive Sports Editor
ERNIE DUNBAR.................. Executive Sports Editor
HENRY ENGELHARDT..,........Executive Sports Editor
RICK MADDOCK......................Executive Sports Editor
CUB SCHWARTZ.................. Executive Sports Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Jeff Frank, Gary Kicinski, Geoff Larcom,
Brian Martin, Brian Miller, Billy Neff, Dan Perrin, Dave
Renbarger, Billy Sahn, Errol Shifman, Jamie Turner, Bob
ASSISTANT NIGHT EDITORS: Jeff Blake, Elisa Frye, Pete
Leininger, Liz Mac, Eric Olson, Kevin Roseborough, Diane
Silver, Tom Stephens.
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Al Fanger, Lisa Kaplan, Gary Levy, Scott Lewis, Bill Thomp-
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