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Partly cloudy with
showers in evening

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
Union-League Plan Becomes uccessful R(
By KATHRYN TEICH ' Union and League has abated. and the League Board of Gover- expressed by Kent Cartwright, was budgets of all the student organi- proving ourselves this year." tivities organizations went ahead. o
The proposals that were in dis- nors, claiming that Cutler would whether the vice president would zations." The merger between the Union A report from the senior officers i
The merger of the Union and pute before the June 10 meeting have enough influence as a mem- have too much say in the conduct Many observers say now this and the League was first proposed of the League and Union execu- a
the League, proposed over four of the Regents were: ber of both boards. of the student activities if the fear of control of UAC activities in 1962, and turned over to the tive boards was submitted to the i
years ago, finally reached comple- -That the funds for the UAC The Office of Student Affairs, OSA office kept the accounts for was unfounded. Union-League study committee for Regents last January, but final p
tion stage on June 10. The new would be kept in the Office of the however, according to John Feld- UAC rather than the Union busi- "The OSA has filled the role of examination. After eight months approval of the organization was V
organization is now a functioning Auditor for Student Organizations; kamp, assistant to the vice presi- ness office as the Union had done. consulting agent and no strain has of deliberation, the committee pro- withheld until the OSA offered a y
unit. -That all changes in the struc- dent for student affairs, felt that The merger report submitted by been placed on the officers to duced the Robertson Report which recommendation. The merger was t
In spite of the many struggles ture of the UAC must be pro- because of the merger, the UAC the officers of the Union and comply with programs they do suggested a merger of both the finally accepted last June when n
that have characterized the mer- posed through the Vice President would become a definite all-cam- League for approval by the Re- not approve," Pam Erickson, '66, activities organizations and their the Regents accepted Cutler's
ger, "the University Activities for Student Affairs; and pus student organization that gents last January recommended UAC vice president of adminis- actual physical plants. proposals.g
Center has not felt the conflicting -That the University Activities could not be ignored by their control by the Union business of- trative affairs has said. The plants would have been un- The Office of Student Affairs g
effect that it once feared from Center will be responsible to the office. fice, but the Regents decided to Miss Erickson also said, "The der the direct control of a board was created in 1956 but neither s
the merger report accepted by the respective governing boards of the Since all the other organiza- wait on a report from Cutler. merger has become more of a of directors composed of students, the Union or the League came un-
Regents," President James Kropf, Michigan Union and Michigan tions on campus were responsible According to Feldkamp, "since reality than we had ever hoped, faculty and alumni. However, the der its jurisdiction.
'66, said recently. League and to the Vice President to the Regents through the vice the UAC would be using funds For so long UAC seemed like it Regents rejected the idea of a "This campus has a tradition of
Vice President for Student Af- for Student Affairs. president, Cutler felt that UAC from student fees, the OSA be- was just dealing in concepts, and merged boards with student rep- independent boards-like the In-a
fairs Richard Cutler also said that All were approved on Cutler's should be too instead of being lieved that it should be involved even last spring the organization resentatives. "We do not believe tercollegiate Athletic Board-andc
he is pleased with the merger, as recommendation. responsible directly to the sepa- in the dispersion of the money, was in a state of confusion. But it desirable for students to be in- the Union and League boards
far as it has gone. He believes that Last spring's senior officers of rate boards as had previously been We also believed that any changes now we are functioning as a uni- volved in the management of a wanted the organizations to keep
any antagonism between the Of- the Union and League wanted all the case. in the amount allocated to UAC fied organization, continually re- faculty center and of a conference their quasi - independent status,"
fice of Student Affairs and the control of the organization to be The second concern of last should be discussed in a centrally evaluating our performance be- center," the report stated. Cutler said. t
two boards directly governing the with the Union Board of Directors spring's officers of the Union, as located place set-up to handle the cause we know that we will be However, the merger of the ac- The UAC now has four senior t

ifficers and ten committees to
rmplement its program. As major
ctivities organization on campus,
t is responsible for such diverse
rograms as Homecoming, Winter
Weekend, Musket, Soph Show, last
'ear's Symposium on Poverty and
he Creative Arts Festival. The
iew UAC operates with much
;reater efficiency than the old or-
anizations ever could, Holmes
"The Michigan Union and the
Women's League were starting to
ompete in too many fields. This
was the reason for the original
:0-sponsoring of activities like
Musket and Soph Show," he said.
From here, the logical step was
he merger of the facilities of the
wo organizations.

' At 764-1817
Controversy over the Interquadrangle Council presidency is
still raging as Greene House in East Quad and Fletcher Hall
continue to demand a new election in a case to be decided by
Joint Judiciary Council.
Both units want to unseat Lee Hornberger, '65, current IQC
president who succeeded to the presidency when his predecessor,
John Eadie, married.
The dispute centers on interpretation of the IQC constitution
which requires a new election of a president if a vacancy occurs
in the 'first semester. The advent of the trimester system has
made determining the "first" semester difficult. Hornberger
claims that the vacancy occurred when Eadie resigned earlier
this month while the two housing units say it occurred when
Eadie left East Quad last April. The constitution also requires
that the president must have had at least a year's experience in
residence halls student government in IQC or quadrangle council
level, which Hornberger does not meet.



The University Young Democrats, in a resolution passed by its
executive board last night, urged University President Harlan
Hatcher and Regent Eugene Power "to seriously reconsider any
plans concerning a new repertory theatre which may have been
"We recognize the need for a repertory theater," the Young
Democrats' statement said of Democrat Power's idea. "But we
also believe that the many other more urgent needs of the
University-such as the residential college and the Center for
Research on Learning and Teaching-should not be jeopardized
by the construction of such a proposed theater, which would
require at least $2 million from general University funds."
M * * *
The increase in the minimum wage for student employes to
$1.25 an hour, instituted last spring, has had no effect in
eliminating the shortage of student, part-time labor, according
to Robert Wagner, assistant to the business manager of the
resident halls.
There has, in fact, been a definite decrease in the number
of job applicants, he added.
"There are over two hundred positions available at this
time," according to Wagner. Student sources estimate there are
twelve hundred potential jobs in the dormitories.
The University has been forced to hire temporary, full-time
employes to subsidize the student labor market, he said.
Commenting on Wagner's disclosure, Barry Bluestone, presi-
dent of the University of Michigan Student Employes Union, said,
"If there were more flexibility in job hours and an increase in
the basic wage to $1.40 an hour, I am confident the problem of
student labor shortages would be eliminated."
* * * *
According to a high University official yesterday, all six
Oxford cooperative houses will remain open this year. A shortage
4 of girls had resulted in the possibility of shutting down one of
the houses but the girls of Oxford conducted over the past weeks
a campaign to induce girls to move from overcrowded dorms to
Oxford and the effort was successful enough to cut vacancies
below the required level. Though some vacancies remain there
is no more danger of closing one of the houses.
The University turned its Survey Research Center of the
Institute of Social Research upon its nonacademic employes
recently to determine its performance as an employer. Its report
indicated 48 per cent of all respondents were "generally satisfied"
with the University as a place, to work. Another 28 per cent
were "completely satisfied," while only one per cent were "not
satisfied at all." The only area of discontent was promotions.
Only six per cent thought they had a "good chance" to be
considered for an attractive position. At the other end of the
scale, 32 per cent said they had "no chance at all." As to wages,
56 per cent consider University wages comparable or better than
those paid by other employers and 39 per cent felt wages poorer
than elsewhere.
The Student Government Council Committee on the Univer-
sity Bookstore will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in rm. 3R of the
Union. Plans will be made then to distribute petitions, fact sheets
and statements of policy. The committee plans to collect 10,000
signatures to convince the Regents of student support for the
proposed University discount bookstore.
S * *m o *
n~aaianonmn ('mmii4I nst wank namnrd a motion

SGC Probe
To Question
Greek Bias
Panhiellenic Hope:
Reduce or Eliminate
Selectioni Prejudice
The Student Government Coun-
cil Membership Committee, in its
meeting today, will discuss future
policy in its attempt to end dis-
crimination in sorority member-
ship selection.
According to Committee Presi-
dent Ron Serlen, '66, the major
issues are "whether we want to
just reduce discrimination, or to
eliminate it and how can we best
accomplish our goals."
The Membership Committee was
established by SGC in 1963 for
the purpose of ending discrimina-
tory practices in the membership
selection policies of University or-
ganizations. When the committee
requested that sororities submit
copies of any document or part of
a document used in their houses
for membership selection, all so-
rorities eventually submitted parts
of their constitutions pertaining
to membership.
However, according to John
Feldkamp, assistant to the Vice
President for StudenttAffairs.
"some sororities said that their
m e m b e r s h i p recommendation
forms didn't bear on membership
selection - a contradition in
The membership recommenda-
tion forms are used by alumni to
recommend rushees to the active
chapters of their sororities. In
many sororities, a girl cannot be
pledged unless she receives one or
m o r e recommendations f r o m
alumni in her home town.
After the Membership Commit-
tee had asserted the content of
these forms was pertinent to mem-
bership selection and had request-
ed sororities to submit these foims
as part of their membership
statements, Panhellenic Associa-
tion expressed support of this ac-
tion and passed a resolution urg-
ing sororities to submit these
forms by Oct. 1, 1965.
Submit Forms
At a Panhellenic Association
meeting Tuesday, a vote revealed
16 houses are planning to submit
forms by tomorrow, leaving five
that will not have submitted.
The reason given by the sorority
presidents who are not submitting
"rec" forms is they have failed to
receive permission from their na-
tional organizations.
Some say there are a predomi-
nance of southern chapters in
their nationals that have used
their influence to block permis-
sion. Others explain that their
alumni want to preserve the rights
of sororities to be private organi-.
zations with no obligation to ac-
count for their procedures.
Administration's Position
When asked about the adminis-
tration's position on alumni con-
trol, Feldkamp said, "Sororities;
are not required to have complete
local autonomy, but there are a
number of girls in sororities on
this campus who are not even
allowed to talk to University offi-
"We have a policy and we've
tried to state it as clearly as pos-,

V=P Names
'Members, of
Housing Bd.
Advisory Committee
Of Nine Students,
One Administrator
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs Richard Cutler announced
yesterday the appointment of nine
students to the Student Housing
Committee. The committee has
been established in response to
demands from various student or-
ganizations for University action
to provide low-cost housing in the
campus area.
Named to the committee were
Georgia Berland, '67; John Bis-
hop, Grad; Robert Bodkin, '67;
Tony Chiu, '66; Stewart Gordon,
'66; Robert Goyer, Grad; Lee
Hornberger, '65; Russel Linden,
'68; and William McDougald,
Grad. These students represent
the various organizations and
committees that have expressed an
interest in the housing problem in
recent months.
Cutler announced that William
L. Steude, director of student com-
munity relations, had been asked
to serve as chairman of the com-
mittee. Also working with the
committee will be F. Eugene Haun,
director of University residence
halls, and other University per-
Cutler stated that in selecting
those students who would serve on
the committee had attempted
to get representation from all the
groups who had expressed interest
in the problem of housin te.
The function of the committee,
as Cutler envisioned it. would not
be to make final decisions on the
planning and construction of
housing, but rather to serve in an
advisory capacity. He added, how-
ever, that he would "rely heavily
on their recommendations."
Organizational Support
Stewart Gordon, chairman of
the Joint Committee for Low-Cost
Housing which has received sup-
port from numerous student or-
ganizations, said his estimation of
the effectiveness of the committee
would have to be delayed until its
first meeting.
The concept of the committee
as an advisory organization, Gor-
don said, was in the original un-
derstanding of its purposes. He
said the power of final decision
resting with the administration
would probably be on the financial
feasibility of each project. He
added the people on the committee
all knew each other and that it
should run smoothly.
Russel Linden, ''68, on the
other hand, was somewhat dis-
appointed in the set-up of the


-Daily-Jim Lines
Master of all he surveys, University President Harlan Hatcher is shown here with representatives, of
Alpha Phi Omega, the service fraternity, examining the first distributed copy of this year's Student
Directory. The second and succeeding copies of the directory go on sale for $1 today.
Schiff Cites Issue with MSU
'Academic Freedom on Trial'


is Housing

)ff. ampi

IndNew Plan
Subcommittees To
Administer Most
Executive Policies
Student Government Council
passed a motion last night which
will revise the Joint Committee on
Low Rent Housing providing for
the seating of an SGC representa-
tive and a Graduate Student
Council representative on the exe-
cutive board of that committee.
The motion, sponsored by Robert
Bodkin, '67, acknowledges an in-
terim structure for the committee
consisting of an executive board,
subcommittees and constituents.
Bodkin said that the new pro-
gram would "place the existing
'fluid' structure of the committee
on a more solid basis." He added
that including SGC and GSC rep-
resentatives to the executive board
will "widen the basis of support
for a movement that had not been
incorporated until this time."
New Structure
The new structure provides for
five sub-committees dealing with
long range planning, publicity,
education, housing defense and
University planning.
Overall policy will be planned by
the long range committee which
will design programs, strategy and
The Publicity Subcommittee will
activate the student body to sup-
port the programs planned by the
other committees.
Students will be informed of
committee activities by the sub-
committee on education. It will
deal with specific issues that arise
concerning off-campus housing.
The Housing Defense Commit-
tee will assist students whose ren-
tal contracts are not upheld.
The University Planning Sub-
committee is not functioning yet
because its relation to Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Richard
Cutler's advisory committee is not
yet defined.
According to Bodkin, these sub-
committees will form a "league of
constituents with the common
goal of improving housing and
providing for quality in housing at
low cost."
SGC Administrative Vice-Presi-
dent Charles Cooper, '66, said,
"The -problems in off-campus
housing require an autonomous
body with -adequate representation
and coordinated efforts. We be-
lieve that this revised structure
can provide these elements."

Paul Schiff, Michigan State
University graduate student, ap-
peared at a Voice-sponsored meet-
ing last night to state his case
against MSU, which has denied
him re-admission on non-academ-
ic grounds.
Of the 30 in attendance, about
10 were from the University, the
rest having come from East Lans-
ing with Schiff, following a rally
at MSU this afternoon where 400
expressed support for Schiff.
First to speak was Mike Price,
coordinator of the Committee for
Student Rights (CSR) at MSU.
He termed MSU a "party school"
characterized by "militant apa-
thy." CSR was founded to "op-
pose the doctrine of in loco par-
entis and to-challenge the univer-
sity's claim to be paternalistic,"
according to CSR's "~Declaration
of Purpose," written by Schiff
who also edits the CSR news-
letter, Logos.
Schiff said he had not enrolled
for the spring term at MSU in or-
der to devote all his time to CSR,
vicil rights, and Viet Nam activi-
ties. He was admitted to the his-
tory department masters' pro-
gram for the summer term only
to receive a letter two days before

the American Civil Liberties Un-
ion, which decided that a civil
liberties issue existed and began
to prepare the case.
Although the history depart-
ment has largely evaded the con-
troversy, Schiff mentioned an
Academic Freedom Newsletter
published by "an independent
group of faculty members." The
newsletter is protesting the re-
fusal of thesMSU newspaper, the
State News, to print letters con-
cerning the Schiff case.

the fall term, in reply to a let-
ter allowing him to reapply. He
has had no answer. The case will
be heard in Grand Rapids Federal
District Court on Oct. 4. Schiff
is demanding an injunction for
his readmission+
Schiff contends that he (and
CSR) have been denied the right
of free speech and press and that
his individual case has been arbi-
trarily handled by the administra-
tion without due process of law.
The case will be heard by Judge
Noel Fox, whom Schiff termed a
"fairly liberal Democrat."

On Sept. 22, Schiff wrote
Fuzak asking to be readmitted


Pembroke Dean Refuses
To Discuss Morality Issue

Rosemary Pierrel, the dean of
Pembroke, Brown University's un-
dergraduate women's college, con-
tinued to refuse comment on the
moral implications of the univer-
sity health service's prescription of
birth control pills for unmarried
Brown President Barnaby C.

Editor of the Brown student
newspaper, the Daily Herald, M.
Charles Bakst reported that Dean
Pierrel termed the health service
practice a purely medical question
and could see no connections be-
tween it and Pembroke's social
Under the present system, all
women are obliged to live in dor-
mitories and must sign out if

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