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Vol. LXX X, No. 42 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 17, 1968 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Panhel limits alumnae,




Court action
threatened on
'McCarthy vote

committee to investigate all rec- zations that they eliminate bind-

Panhellenic Council last night ommendations which may be dis- ing or required recommendations
approved a motion requiring all criminatory. at their next convention or they
sororities with binding alumnae Sororities which do not comply will be unable to rush the year
recommendations on prospective with the resolution will be denied following.
members to keep those recom- rushing privileges this year. Required recommendations are
mendations on file with Panhel's The resolution further states recommendations pre-requisite to
membership committee. that the houses in question must pledging.
The motion would allow the propose to their national organi- Panhel's action culminated a
three-year controversy centering
around alumnae power to veto the
pledging of a new member.
Twenty-four sorority and ex-
officionvotes were cast in favor of
the resolution, with Alpha Gamma
Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon and Sig-
ma Delta Tau voting against it.
Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta and
1 Sigma Kappa abstained.
Sr: Signia Delta Tau's negative vote;
was cast because they favored a
later motion to drop rushing priv-
ileges immediately for the 16 hous-
es which did not return Panhel's
original anti-discrimination state-
ment last month.
"We feel that this resolution is
f .j postponing action for another two
years," said Sue Jospey, president
of Sigma Delta Tau, "and it is a
definite compromise of what wea
Before voting, Claire McNight,
president of Pi Beta Phi, announc-
ed, "We have received a ,communi-
cation from our national organiza-
.................tion instructing us to vote no on
this motion or face probation and
revocation of our charter. In
j}" spite of this we are voting 'yes'."
-: '=Theresolution says that in order
to rush in January, 1969, the 16
houses which did not return the
original statement must use one of
: ::three options. They are:
-Submit the original statement,
Copi signed by the local chapter.
-Daily-Thors R. -Submit to Student Govern-!
ment Council or to Vice-President
hfor Student Affairs Mrs. Barbara
Newell a copy of the sorority's
S DISCUSS PREJUDICE.'national membership policy show-;
ing that the house does not use
a system of binding or required
" recommendations. This option will
allow those houses who do not use
bSc n d i n g recommendations but
whose nationals have questioned.
Panhel's legal authority to act to
sfs reels comply with the resolution.
LLL -If the house uses required

Blaze guts DKE 1o
A raging fire destroyed the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house
vacant at the time, was completely gutted and damage was estimatt
ities condemned the building last Friday.
Federal cutback

ed at 590,00
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porting re
besides N

Leaders of the state-wide McCarthy write-in drive may
go to court to fight Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley's ruling yesterday
stating that their votes will not be counted.
Kelley ruled that "a vote cast by inserting a sticker
containing an uncertified list of names as presidential
electors is void and need not be tallied."
Some McCarthy backers had planned to use ballot stick-
ers bearing the names of presidential electors pledged to
McCarthy as a means of'-
.voting for the Minnesota
senator. iFormer
The group was not able to have
their electors certified by the state
before the Sept. 3 deadline.
Kelley's ruling, which is binding U 'stu
unless overturned in court, also
said that if McCarthy supporters
scratched Democratic nominee
Hubert 'Humphrey's name from ets Nobel
their ballots and wrote-in Mc-
Carthy's name instead the ballots
would be counted as votes for the ' From Wire Service Reports
regular Democratic electors who A former University doctoral
almost certainly would vote for student was one of three Ameri-
Humphrey. can professors to receive a joint
"Presumably." the ruling con- Nobel Prize foi medicine and
a ily -Lasr rcy tali~s tinued, "the elector intends to physiology yesterday,
vote for the list of presidential
electors selected and certified by Marshall Nirenburg, who re-
the Democratic party, but merely ceived his doctorate in biological
wishes by his write-in vote to ex- chemistry from the University in
morning. The house, press his own personal preference 1957, was lauded along with Han
00. Ann Arbor author- for the presidential candidate." Gobind Khorana of the Univer-
Kelley ruled that since the slate sity of Wisconsin and Robert Hol-,
of 1 po-M~arhy lecorshadley of Cornedl University, for
gof 21 pro-McCarthy electors had enetic research that points the
not been certified to the secretary
of state by any political party, a way toward combating hereditary
vote for it would be void. illnesses and which may some day
The ruling also stated it was not give men the power to control his
possible to vote for some of the biological destiny.
Democratic electors and not oth- Nirenburg joined the National
lo w ers. It further stipulated that in Institute of Health in 1957 and in
precincts using voting machines a 1959 began to investigate the pro-
voter is not entitled to a paper cess of protein synthesis, which
ballot to enable him to write in his led to his efforts in deciphering
Fly c ~own slate of presidential electors." the genetic code-the achievement
Prof. Marc Ross of the physics for which he won the prize.
department, treasurer of the Ann Prof. Merle Mason, who was a
Arbor-based McCarthy campaign, member of Nirenburg's doctoral
search at the University said last night that lawyers are committee, said last night he was
SF and NIH were the presently being chosen to handle "a good graduate student." Mason
nt of Defense - $16.5 the group's court case. confessed that the committee had
he Atomic Energy Coin- The first goal in court would be no idea Nirenburg might go on to
$2.5 million, and the De- to obtain an order allowing the earn the Nobel Prize.
write-in votes to be counted, said According to Mason, "No one
of Health, Education John Koza, Grad., a member of ever has that idea about any of
are- $17 million, includ- the group. Actual' challenging of the people who receive Nobel
Kelley's ruling would come later, Prizes." He added, however, that
he added. "everyone realized the importance
'resident .Norman sai, "If the margin between Hum- of the discovery Nirenburg made."
5 per cent of the $62 phrey and Nixon is greater than A Swedish fellow scientist who
oes into salaries and the number of write-in votes, we won the medical prize in 1955,
the 3,500 undergraduate just won't bother trying to get Prof. Hugo Theorell, explained
it on the record books and we'll Nirenburg's achievements in larger
ate students involved in take it no further," Ross said. r s
i:teC T1i s..l t~P mrrAl

The once tremendous grokth
rate of University research. most

prepare .revised budgets which al-
low an overall reduction of ex-
penditures of 15 to 25 per cent for


A motion will be presented to
Student Government Council to-
night asking Council to determine
whether fraternities and sororities
qualify as student organizations.
The motion will be introduced
by E 0. Inowles who explained
that "for 12 years, SGC has held
every\ other student organization
to certain rules. We've ignored the
refo rms
Approximately 130 English ma-
jors and faculty members met yes-
terday in Angell Hall to discuss
possible changes in the organiza-
tion of the English curriculum and
formation of a student group to
v present ideas and opinions to the
The group spent over an hour
discussing basic questions of poli-
cy before deciding to adjourn un-
til next Wednesday at 5:00. The
location of the meeting will be
announced in English classes, -ac-
cording to Prof. James Gindin,
who chaired the informal session.
The students, while not present-
ing any clear program for the de-
partment, brought up the question
of the reasons for concentrating in,
English. Many contended that
there are two types of English ma-
jors - a "pre-professional" stu-
dent who 'looks forward to grad-
uate work, and a "hedonistic" stu-
dent, who "just likes to read."
Some students conteided that the
English department focused on
the "pre-professional" students
and promoted the idea of insti-
tuting another sort of program for
the "hedonistically" inclined.
Prof. Russell Fraser, chairman of
the department, disputed the al-
legation, but seemed hard pressed
for an explanation of the value of
some departmental requirements.
4 Concerning the requirement that
all students concentrating in Eng-
lish must take a English literature
survey course, Fraser said "you
want it so you can take advantage
of all that came before you."

recommendations; it must obtain e b h the 1969 fiscal year. million; t
fact that the Greek system doesn't one on each prospective member jy sui t by the dwa goa-
qualify for the priviledges it re- through appeal or house mandate. e'mdent, is slowing down. Researchers are reluctant to missionl---d
cetves." If it utilizes binding recommenda- A $6 billion cut in the federal pichow tefunding slew- partment
down will affect their ongoing
Knowles maintains that frater- tions, it must keep all recommend- budget attached by Congress rsac "The amont einated and Welfa
nities and sororities cannot be re- ations on file with Panhel's mem- to the President's 10 per cent in-r esearch has either gone downding NIH.
cognized as student organizations bership committee. come tax surcharge is the major:
if alumni are able to control the To rush in 1970-71-the period 'eason for the decline, according or remained the same," explained Vice P.
selection of members throygh the immediately following most of the to Robert Burroughs, director of Prof. Martin Hoffman of the psy- "About 55
binding or required recomhmenda- houses' national conventions-the the Office of Research Adminis- chology department, who is cur- million gc
tion system, sorority must either submit the tration (ORA). rently involved in an NIH assistedwages for
original statement, or one saying
However, SGC president, Mike that their national no longer uses The $62.1 million expended for and gradu
Koenke said "whether or not research during fiscal 1968 was an Fewer projects are getting new
fraternities and sororities are stu- bCdingrecommendations. b r easeo only 4.2 per ce s vn support as well, he added, citing research."
dent organizations is not a point! SGC instructed their member- increase of only 4.2z per cent over h; Venm a a hsmjr
den oraisin " nship committee last week to m- fiscal 1967, barely keeping pace d the Vietnam wa' as the major
SGC is raising." vestigate whether the 16 houses rith inflation, fund drain.Aa
Koeneke contends this motion affected by the Panhel resolution "Current and projected cuts in Burroughs predicted a change
"doesn't hit our major objection were in violation of Regents' By- the budget of sponsoring agencies in the funding of future ORA pro- Studer
head on - that of discrimination law 2.14, which prohibits discrimi- will soon begin to be felt," Bur- grams which currently total ap- partment
in membership selection." nation in the selection of members roughs said. "We will be doing proximately 2,500 active projects. forum to
The SGC Council Plan states for any recognized student organi- well if we stabilize our research "Urban and social problems will form tod
that if an organization is to be I zation. Committee chairman Mike .. 'receive increased funding while 3532 of
recognized as a student organiza- Kahn has said that no report will oue.other areas will probably reain Building
tion, its executive board and vot- be made public until their in- Over 600 projects funded by the constant " he said. first of
ing niembership must consist of vestigation is complete. National Science Foundation and ctat kd. fistdos
students only. The 16 houses affected by last the National Institutes of Health The breakdown for 1967-68's students,
If fratit d night's action are: Alpha Chi (NIH) are hardest hit by govern- $62 million research expenditure forums h
not qualify as student organiza- Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha ment spending cutbacks. The two!has not been completed by ORA.ano
tions, they can re-apply for re- Epsilon Phi, Alpha Gamma Delta, federally funded agencies which IWe ran into some difficulties m
cognition as a student-community Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi supplied nearly a quarter of the an we ave o re-c , a - TheH
organization. However, as a stu- Omega, Defta Delta Delta, Delta total basic research last year are icia said. ciation-
d e n t - community organization, Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kap- staggering the release of new In fiscal 1967, $46 million of and decl
alumni cannot have more than a oa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, funds. the $59 million total came from well as
1/3 voting control in the house. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta NSF researchers were asked last one large source: the United States dents-w
"This proposal will hit a larger Phi, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau month by A. Geoffrey Norman, Government. ing 7 p.i
issue facing sororities and frater- Alpha. vice president for research, to Major Federal departments sup-
nities that of local autonomy of
individual chapters," Knowles said. LECTURE AT R ACKH A M
He referred to the policy of al-
lowing alumni to determine house
rules and regulations. T 7'1 ['Y t a"'


lleniic forums
rs in the sociology de-
t have called a student
discuss academic re-
day, at 8 p.m. in room,
the Student Activities
The meeting is the
its kind for sociology
in the wake of other
held by students in the
ology, history, English,
cs and philosophy de-
[istory Students Asso-
all graduate students
ared history majors as
other interested stu-
Nill hold its next meet-
m., Monday in Aud. A.

However, Zolton Ferency, one
of those listed as McCarthy elec-
tors, seemed to think a case
challenging the ruling should be
pressed in any event. "It might
be important in future cases to
see how this pertains to a minor-
ity party," he said.
"It may be worthwhile to see
whether the state is in violation
of the Supreme Court," he added.:
Ferency maintained this was!
very similar to the Supreme Court
decision in Ohio. There the Court
ruled that George Wallace's name
must be present on the Ohio bal-
lot on the grounds "competition
in ideas and governmental poli-
cies is at the core of our electoral
process and of the First Amend-
ment freedoms."
The write-in effort is continuing
despite the Kelley ruling. 75,000
See WRITE-IN, Page 6

brms : 11s5 means we su uenyw
came to understand the alphabet
of life as far as heredity is con-
cerned. Some illnesses result from
misprints in this process."
Theorell said something wrong
with hemoglobin, the red colorjng
of the blood, or with the enzymes,
active proteins, could make a body
prone to certain ailments.
"The three Nobel Prize winners
have not provided any remedy for
such illnesses, but their great feat
in research lies in the fact they
have shown what it is we have to
attack to combat the illnesses,"
he said.
In breaking the genetic code,
Nirenburg p r o vi d e d the key
through' his research, and Kho-
rana and Holley went on to-prove
the structure in detail, Theorell
Man -could - conceivably control
the physical and perhaps mental
makeup of generations yet unborn
when further work is done in this
Nirenburg has said the final,
breakthrough may come within 25
years or .so, "perhaps before man-
kind is ready for it."
Many scientists have worked
on the problems for which t h e
profesors won the world's most
coveted medical distinction. The
three will share equally in the
award, which has earecord cash
value this year of $70,000.
The medical prize is one of the
five set up to be awarded an-
nually under the will of Alfred
Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.



Before, a sorority or fraternity
can be re-classified 'as a student-
community organization, its con-
stitution must be reviewed by SGC.
Houses with provisions allowing
either students or alumni to dis-
criminate in the selection of mem-
bers would not be recognized.
Michael Davis, member of Coun-
cil said "before we tell sorority or
fraternity alumni they cannot
participate in house affairs, we
should make sure all necessary
evidence concerning anycontrol
is available."
Davis said that trying to break
down outside control by ouster ofi
alumni control is "the most ob-
vious means but the one that will
accomplish the least."
Nader t1 speak
at Med schoo

I. F. Stone:

J have no easy answers'

Associate Editorial Director
Reflecting on his own dilemma with the politics
and policies of 1968, I. F. Stone yesterday assured
a University audience he is not an oracle of :the
"I have no easy answers for you," said Stone, .
speaking at Rackham in the second of a series
sponsored by the journalism department.
"In a free society when people care, they get
what they want," he said. "And when people don't
care, they get what they deserve.
"America deserves to be punished, especially
for her crimes in Vietnam, and this year's presi-
dential race is a punishment."
Stone, 61, editor and publisher of the icono-
clastic I. F. Stone's Weekly, ventured forth on the
incredibly comprehensive topic of "our murky
"We're caught in huge, institutional, bureau-

that a representative government does not embody
magic formulas.
"Unfortunately we do have a representative
government at times. The men in Congress and
the man in the White House represent people
vho are concerned about issues but who aren't
concerned enough to do, anything about them."
Perhaps there is little that can be done, Stone
conceded. The momentum of the machine called,
government will always be carrying itself into
bogs like Vietnam.
"You can't expect our military to openly admit
it can't win a fifth-rate war," he added. "And you
can't expect our Congress to understand how
Vietnamese can leave their families and live like
rats to fight us."
Stone clearly and desperately wishes they
would, of course, but he does not see the answer
in revolution and counter-revolution.
"We know everything and understand nothing,"
he repeated, honestly admitting that his opinions
werj iit as susentible to scrunity

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