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Souvanna Desires Laotian Neutralism

In a letter sent to Senators Phillip Hart and Patrick Mc-
Namara and Congressman Weston Vivian, Gary Cunningham,
'66, president of SGC, and James McEvoy III, Grad, president of
GSC, expressed concern about the "growing climate of repression
that is developing around the debate on Viet Nam." They cited in
particular Senator Dodd and Attorney General Katzenbach who
have "challenged the basic right of freedom of expression."
Cunningham and McEvoy expressed specific concern over
the proposed investigations of students arrested for sitting in at
the Selective Service office. This "investigation" they said, "is
unwarranted, a violation of the rights of petition and a re-
pressive act."
Student Government Council's Committee for a University
Bookstore will not reveal its future plans in case their proposal-
is rejected or tabled by the Regents at their meeting this Friday,
Steve Daniels, '67, a committee member, said yesterday. The
committee is still hoping for an acceptance by any of the Regents
for a conference to discuss the issue.
The student book service, which began operation this fall
offering freshmen books for discount prices, will be expanded,
' according to its founder, Fred Shure, of the nuclear engineering
department. The new store, opening Nov. 1, will sell through the
entire year, six days a week, and will offer four to five times as
many previously-stocked books, intending to serve all University
Student Government Council announced the formation of a
student advisory committee to the student affairs counseling of-
fice. Serving on the committee are Charles Cooper, '67; Rick
Handel, '66; Stephanie Hooker, '67, and Maxine Loomis, Grad;
several members must still be appointed. As its first area of con-
cern, the committee plans to study the availability of marital and
pre-marital counseling services including birth control informa-
tion and services. This study will include an inquiry into student
and staff opinion.
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching will
conduct a series of workshops for University faculty designd to
improve self-teaching methods. The four meetings directed by
George Geis, research associate at the center, will be held Oct. 21,
22, 23 and 28.
* * * *
At a GROUP meeting recently, executive board members
'~ including Barbara Salsburg, '68, Susan Wineberg, '67, Ruth
Baumann, '68, and Ed Robinson, '67, were appointed. At future
board meetings issues concerning academic and economic reform
such as distribution requirements, counselling, and housing will
be discussed. At present, the upcoming Student Government
Council elections in which GROUP hopes to run seven condidates,
is the most important concern, commented Marty Kane, president.
* * * *
At its annual alumni conference this weekend, the Univer-
sity's Medical Center initiated a fund drive for contributions to
the center's work. Regional campaign teams will be established
to canvass alumni personally. This effort is being conducted
separately from the University's capital drive for $55 million. No
specific goal has been set.
* *~ * *
The unique program to bring Louis Lomax, author, philoso-
pher and civil rights leader, to the campus early next year gets
underway at 7:30 p.m. tonight with a meeting of the advisory
committee sponsoring his visit in Rm. 3516 SAB.
The following people were elected to UMSEU office: Donald
Resnick, '68, president; Judy Klein, '66, vice-president; and Carol
Ungar, '67N, secretary-treasurer. Elected to the executive com-
mittee were: Barry Bluestone, '66; Edward Tobes, '67; Tanye
Sabaroff, '67; Judy Kovan, '68; Ruth Baumann, '68, and Maura
Bluestone, '69.
Long Distance
The Michigan State University's Men's Resident Hall Associa-
tion (MHA) has requested that the MHA president vote against
paying dues for the National Student Association (NSA).
"MHA didn't think the benefits students would derive from
NSA would be worth the money student government would have
to pay," John Mongeon, president of MHA said. "Most Big Ten
schools don't support NSA," he added.'
Last year a referendum was held at Michigan State, and
the student body voted to retain membership in the NSA.
The Student Peace Union (SPU) of the University of Colo-
rado made a plea for a "meaningful discussion of non-violent
solutions to international problems." As ROTC cadets drilled,
SPU demonstrators marched along the sidelines distributing hand-
bills expressing concern "for our fellow students who needlessly
suffer because of policies (such as those of ROTC) which place
unwarranted emphasis on military responses."
Meanwhile, two top leaders of the California Legislature
threatened yesterday a legislative crackdown on the University of
California if the Berkeley campus continues to be what Assembly-
Speaker Jesse M. Unruh termed "a staging area, a fountain-
head" for anti-Viet Nam demonstrations.
He said one legislative committee is probing the campus anti-
Viet Nam movement and another may take on the job.
* * * *

Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood announced recently
a plan to pay all university tuition fees at Newfoundland's
Memorial University by 1966, and later to provide "salaries" for
the students.
Students living at home will receive $50 a month while those
from out of town (paying room and board) will receive $100.
"This will be the one and only university in the western hemi-
sphere with free tuition and salaries too boot," Smallwood said.
In Halifax, Canada, New Democratic Party Leader T. C.
Douglas pledged free university education as a major plank in
his election platform.
* a* *

Prince Souvanna Phouma, the
neutralist premier of Laos, making
a strong attack on communism,
voiced his country's gratitude to
the United States for helping it
"r esist the insidious tide which is
unfurling over that part ofhAsia
and threatens to engulf all of
us" in a speech here yesterday.
The Prince's speech contained
one of his most vigorous denun-
ciations of communism-of which
he said Laos' three million peo-
ple "want absolutely no part" -
and made a strong plea for neu-
tralism as "an instrument to im-
plement the maintenance of peace,
of pacific co-existence and har-
mony between nations."
The Laotian government, with
the Prince at its head, is fighting
the Communist-dominated Pathet
Lao rebellion, which the Prince es-
timated controls about one-fifth
of the people, primarily in theI
eastern mountain areas.t

code of behavior, no rights, no
frontiers. They only want to in-
stigate revolutions wherever they
can to impose what they choose
to call 'the dictature of the peo-
ple' and announce the advent of
a social paradise where classes
and state would be abolished."'
The speech, sponsored by the
Souith and Southeast Asia Center,
was the Prince's first since his
arrival in this country yesterday,
and the first he has ever made at
an American university. He leaves
today for New York to attend the
United Nations General Assembly.
Pleads Cause
The premier spoke, forcefully
to an overflow audience in the
crowded main room of the Clem-
ents Library of his attempts to
"plead the cause of Laos, victim
of foreign interference in its af-
fairs on the part of some hostile
neighbors which, to further their
own ideology, did not hesitate to
t spread chaos and subversion in

in the next year, "more and more
disturbing interferences from par-
ties whose motives are well-known
and flagrant violations of interna-
tional agreements prevented the
kingdom from achieving its goals."
HeUndermine Agreements
Headded that despite further
trips to Communist and Western
capitals by King Savang Vatt-
hana and himself, the 1962 Gene-
va Agreements on Laotian neu-
trality were continually undermin-
ed by the Pathet Lao and "some
hostile neighbors," including North
Viet Nam.
.But the premier still held out
hope for a possible return to a
stable coalition government in the
country, maintaining that "the
Pathet Lao, who are creatures of
the Viet Minh, will return to the
Laotian government when the war
in Viet Nam has ended."
Coalition Government
He pointed out that the gov-
ernment formed in 1962 after the
,Geneva Accords neutralizing Laos
were signed was composed of
rightist, neutralist and Pathet Lao
forces, and "despite difficulties
which have forced us to remove
some Pathet Lao members from
the government, other Pathet Lao

ministers without portfolio
"Only North Viet Nam ha
respected the Geneva Accords
Prince stressed. "You can be
it is true, for I was with
Pathet Lao in 1961-62 fig
rightists. A North Vietna
general from their general
came to see me regularly.
"North Viet Nam has alway
ed Laotian frontiers to cross
the North to the South, bot
fore and after the Geneva A
ments," he continued.
Troops Remain
"The. Geneva Agreements
ulated that foreign troops be
drawn from Laos after the a
date," he said. "Only abou
North Vietnamese technician
whom I myself demanded le
left Laos for the North. A
the North's regular military t
in Laos, she has always
nied they exist-so they rema
The Prince said later i
interview that he agreed wit
present U.S. policy in Viet
of bombing the North and inc
ing its commitment of troo
the South.
It will prove to the North'
war does not pay," he said.
"When the U.S. took its

have sion to take a more active role Prince Souvanna. Only after in-
in the war, Communist China de- tense pressure from the U.S., Brit-
s not cided the U.S. was not a paper ain, Australia and the King did
," the tiger-but a real tiger," he said in they reinstate him.
sure response to a question after his Disillusioned
z the speech. By this time, the neutralist
hting "As usual, they will fight the Prince-the head of the govern-
amese Viet Nam war to the last Viet- ment. in which both rightist Prince
staff namese," he declared, saying he Phoumi Nosavan, then the depu-
doubted the U.S. action will draw ty premier, and pro-Pathet Lao
ys us- the Red Chinese into the war. Prince Souphanouvong, Souvan-
from Speaks in French na's half-brother, were members
h be- The premier spoke in French -had himself grown thoroughly
gree- to his audience, which had been disillusioned with both the Pathet
given copies of his remarks in Lao and Phoumi.
English. During the short ques- The army leaders, Generals Si-
stip- tion period following his talk, Pro- ho Lamphoutacoul and Koupra-
with- fessors James McNeil and Jean sith Abhay, and Souvanna joined
greed Carduner of the Romance Lan- forces after the coup. Phoumi
at 30 guages department served as in- was demoted from deputy premier
ns - terpreters. The premier was intro- to finance minister, and the U.S.
ave- duced by Prof. Eugene Feingold -with the full approval of the
s for of the political science department. government-began first surveil-
roops The Prince was emphatic and lance flights and then offensive
de- affirmative in his interview in de- attacks against the Pathet Lao
in." claring that he had been strength- and the Ho Chi Minh trail to
n an ened as a result of the two abor- South Viet Nam.
h the tive rightist coups of April, 1964, Phoumi and Siho then attempt-
Nam and January, 1965. ed a coup oil January 31 of this
,reas- In 1964, dissident rightist mill- year, which was crushed by Gen.
ps to tary leaders-bitter over the Kouprasith. Souvanna, according
Pathet Lao's disregard of the Ge- to most observers, has now emerg-
"that neva Agreements and disillusioned ed considerably stronger political-
with pervasive corruption in the ly, both in his own country and
deci- Right-succeeded in overthrowing abroad.


No Ethics
The Prince maintained that for Although he termed his 1956
"the fanatical ideologies involved" trip to Communist China and
in Asia, "or at least for those who North Viet Nam "fruitful" in view
are trying to subjugate Laos, there of the formation of a government
exist no ethics, no international of national union in his country

Committee Airs Views
On Housing to Pierponi

By JANE DREYFUSS by the Survey Research . Center'
which are thorough samplings of
TheStudent Advisory Commit- student tastes in quietness, spce,
tee on Housing met yesterday study facilities and food.
with Wilbur Pierpont, vice-presi- "Our committee wants to know
dent for business and finance and how to build better university
made suggestions concerning fu- housing," Linden said. "Whether
ture financing of University hous- to make lounges smaller and, con-
ing. sequently, rooms larger is part of
The major problem before the the question. One thing is definite;
board according to Russell Linden, we want to steer away from build-
'68, SGC representative to the ing large dormitories."
committee, is -how to build more "Right now, housing for mar-
housing with the best allocation ried students is a big need," Lin-
of funds. den said. "Construction of a new
"University housing is financed development, Northwood 4, to join
solely by loans and revenue from already-constructed Northwoods 1,
2 and 3 is being considered. Mar-
state does not provide any money ried students must have more
for dorms. If we are to build more housing quickly."
resident halls one or two solutions
are open: either room and board
rates must be raised or there must R USH UP 80%
be a reduction in services. (i.e. _________,____
maids, housemothers). It's all a
question of University policy," he
The committee discussed with
Pierpont certain suggestions for
obtaining money, Linden said. He ;
-DayJ Lines citeda federal housing act passed
peaking to a large audience in in 1955 that provides for 50-year
munism and stressed the impor- loans with 3 per cent interest.
"The question is whether the By LAURENCE MEDOW
- University is willing to make usenn
of it.,I believe they probably will," A recent article in the Wall
he said. Street Journal claimed that fra-
The meeting with Pierpont was ternities were "on the way out."
inconclusive, according to Linden, The picture at the University,
since members of the committee however, shows the opposite to
mJl 1) ZC merely threw out suggestions, be true, according to Richard A.
He added that Pierpont was Hoppe, '66, president of the Inter-
already most aware of and was fraternity Council, and John Feld-
able to reveal the problems in- kamp, assistant to the vice-presi-
herent in them. dent for student affairs.
Apart from yesterday's meeting This fall, fraternities experienc-
on finance, the housing commit- ed the largest rush in their his-
versity will play a receding role tee faces other problems. Univer- tory. There were 1450 registered
in the WRAND project, allowing sity President Harlan Hatcher's rushees an increase of 80 per
the neighborhood organization to Blue Ribbon Housing committee, cent over the highest previous to-
eventually administer to its own appointed in January has yet to the hes pevious to-
I ~ tal, and 625 men pledged, an in-
concerns-unassisted. report their findings. crease of 40 per cent over last
"We expected to hear from fall's record of 450. Another rec-
Henry Alting, also an employe them in June," Lindenhsaid. "I'm ord rush s Aexpected for next
of the University, is an advisor to dspone htte ae' e h 85
WRAND with an office in the poted thatse aet re- semester, too. Many of the 825
commnit cener.ported yet because a great many men who did not pledge in the fall
community center. people refuse to commit them- I will iuiwi.. a ,iitth neio

He mentioned other projects in
the planning stages: co-ed Bursley
Hall on North Campus and Cedar
Bend No. 1 for graduate students.
A suggestion for Cedar Bend No. 2
and it will be investigated shortly.
Linden said that a further con-
sideration of the board is the
fear that too many students are
signing leases now for next fall.
The University lease policy has
not yet been released and won't
be until January. "Students who
sign now may hurt themselves by
signing with realtors who might
not go along with the University
policy, particularly the eight-
month lease," said Linden. "I want
to caution all students not to sign
before next semester."


SOUVANNA PHOUMA, shown above, neutralist Laotion premier, s]
Clement's Library yesterday. His speech strongly denounced Coin
tance of neutralism as a major factor in world peace.
WRAND Leade rs Ei
Need for More Inv(


University students and work-
ers in the Willow Run Association
for. Neighborhood Development
(WRAND) met in the Student Ac-
tivities Building last night to dis-
cuss the organizational structure
of WRAND, its background and
the WRAND Volunteer Day,
scheduled for Saturday.
"We need more involvement and3
interest among people who can
see clearly and interpret objective-
ly," Jesse Rutherford, a worker in
WRAND, said.
"We need people outside ourl
community as well as within, who
are interested in the progress of
human welfare not only in Ypsi-
lanti arid Superior Townships, but
all across the nation," he added.
Awarded Grant
WRAND, set up in the two town- ,
ships several years ago, was ,
awarded a federal grant of $188,-!
252 from the Office of Economic!
opportunity' last January for the
purpose of a demonstration proj-
ect in social and cultural mobility
in the War on Poverty.
Jessee Hill, coordinator of'
WRAND, outlined its organiza-
tional structure. He said that. a
programatic approach has been
launched to serve the needs of the
community, including a day care

jects in the WRAND Community,
Interest Stifled
Hill said that participation and
interest has been partially stifled
by a sharp controversy that has
arisen over the worth of the fed-
eral grant and the demonstration
"Unfortunately, we have not had
too many people out to see the
operation," Hill said.. "Many
journalists have chosen to describe
WRAND on the basis of second or
third hand information."
Donald Roberts, associate proj-'
ect director from the University,
noted last night that the role of
the University in the WRAND
project is mainly in the area of
technical assistance and guidance.
The federal grant was made di-
rectly to the University's Institute
of Labor-Industrial Relations and
then subcontracted to WRAND.
Receding Role
Roberts continued that the Uni-

"We are trying to work with
high school dropouts, to give them
the necessary skills for employ-
ment," Alting said. "Our efforts
are to reach as many of these
people as possible," he added.
Commenting on the way in
which the University became in-
volved, Hill explained t h a t
WRAND sought to combine the,
resources of the large institution
with itself because it needed to
grow with the University's tech-
nical assistance from an "em-
bryonie" state.

selves before they do."
Another question up before the
committee is the allocation of
North Campus lands.
"We want to secure it now be-
fore it's given elsewhere," Linden
said. "There is approximately a 1.5
acre plot of land now being bid
on by two groups, a fraternity and
a co-op. We will interview them
and make recommendations. Our
recommendations won't be bind-
ing. There is no guarantee they
will take our advice, but I am
hopeful they will at least con-
sider it."
Next week the advisory com-
mittee will study two surveys done

to pledge, in addition to those who
decided to wait until their sec-
ond semester to rush, Hoppe said.
The success of the fall rush
can be attributed to the job IFC
did in making men aware of the
opportunities fraternities offer,
Feldkamp said. IFC carried out
an extensive program of public
relations during the summer and
before rush in the fall.
Many innovations contributed to
the large turnout:
Slide Program
-Every male freshman saw a
20-minute slide -program with
commentary illustrating fraternity
life and the activities fraternities
engage in,
-An experimental rush party
was held in Chicago for incom-
ing freshmen and their parents.
(Because of itssuccess, IFC plans
to hold similar functions in many
areas in the Midwest and New
York next summer),

-More cooperation from the
Inter-Quadrangle Council and
house presidents allowed the Rush
Information Programs in the
Quads to be much more successful,
-More rush sign-up tables were
set up than ever before.
Hoppe also pointed out that
there were more freshmen this
year. The size of the University
contributes to the strength of the
fraternity system. Critics may
think fraternities are dying be-
cause they cannot keep up with
growing undergraduate enroll-
ments. Fraternities cannot keep up
in percentages but the growth rate
in the number of chapters aid
the number of men initiated is
higher than ever, Hoppe explain-
'Not on Decline'
Fraternities are not on the way
out, Ioppe emphasized. Today
there are 4500 undergraduate
chapters in the nation and ac-
tive-alumni membership is over
4.5 million. One fraternity has es-
tablished 29 new chapters in the
last year and another has had
over 200 petitions to establish new
The growth in the number of in-
stitutions of higher education
means more fraternities, Hoppe
said. The administrators look to
fraternities as a solution to hous-
ing problems; students look for
the close group living fraternities
offer. Fraternities are also be-
coming more and more important
as focal points for extra-curricu-
lar activities.
The fraternities system at the
University is among the strongest
in the nation, as its awards from
the National Interfraternity Coun-

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