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'Class Rank,


To Decide Classification

Local draft boards will use class
rank and the score on a nation-
wide test to determine who gets
student deferments, Gen. Lewis
Hershey, director of the National
Selective Service System said
The new system will be used
*for deferments next fall, Hershey
said. The first tests will be given
in May or June.
Under the new system, similar
to the deferment policy used be-
tween 1951 and 1963, either a stu-
dent's grade on a Selective Service
national test or his ranking in
his college, or both, will be used
as criteria in classifying him. The
final decision will be up to the

local board, by law; but the Selec-
tive service System will supply
The test will be voluntary; a
student who feels that he would
rank too low in his class for a
deferment but still deserves one
could take the test.
Students at the University who
rank in the bottom half of their
class would probably take the test
for that reason.
A passing test score under the
old system was 70 for a student
to be considered for deferment for
a regular college course and 80
for a graduate student, except
that a grade of 70 was acceptable
for graduate students in the heal-
ing arts.

Hershey said he will announce
guidelines for acceptable class
ranking soon.
The guidelines used in the 1951
deferment program stipulated that
a student at the end of his first
year of college should rank in the
upper half of his class; at the
end of his second year in the
upper two-thirds; and at the end
of his third year in the upper
three-fourths of his class.
If Hershey elected to use those
same guidelines in the present
system, then a literary college
student would be considered satis-
factory is he had a 2.74 at the
end of his first year, a 2.62 after
his second year, and a 2.65 after
his third year. (These figures are

based upon counselling office data
for the literary college in 1964-
Vice-President of Academic Af-
fairs Allen Smith said he "assumed
the University will cooperate with
the draft boards."
Smith said that the right of a
student to withhold his transcript
of grades from his local boards,
which Smith had recently affirm-
ed, would probably not extend to
withholding his rank in class, as
long as class rank was a required
part of deferment policy.
Peter DiLorenzi, president of Voice
Political Party, said the Selective
Service System's move was "un-
democratic," since deferments
would go to "the competive, and

the economic, socially and racially
privileged," thus penalizing the
underprivileged, the uncompetitive
and the individually creative."
"The testing system reinforces
the values most objectionable in
our society," DiLorenzi said.
He said that he would introduce
a resolution at the next Voice
meeting asking that the University
refuse to give grades or class
rankings to the draft boards with-
out the student's personal request
and that the University should
discourage students from taking
the test.
In his announcement, Hershey
said he had reached his decision
after consultation with other gov-
ernment agencies an leading edu-

cational associations. He has been
holding meetings with various edu-
cational groups since Jan. 9.
Negotiations have already been
initiated with testing agencies,
Hershey said, and the student cer-
tificate which schools submit toE
local boards is being revised to!
include class standings.
Hershey has said he would hope
to work things out so that there
could be one or two Selective Serv-
ice qualification tests before the
end of this school year and pos-
sibly four during the first year
of operation of the new procedure.
He told a news conference last
week he had no idea what the
monthly draft calls will be next
year, but added that "30,000 a

month as a diet is too great for
us" when asked if a draft of col-
lege students would be needed.
The budget sent to Congress
this week by President Johnson
put m a n p o w e r requirements
through the draft during the year
beginning July 1 at 160,000, com-
pared with an estimated 360,000 to
be inducted during this fiscal year.
The March draft call is 32,900
compared with 29,400 for Febru-
ary, 38,230 for January and
45,229 for December.
The old test passed approxi-
mately65 per cent of the college
students who took it. Fifty-three
per cent of the freshmen, 62 per
cent of the sophomores, and 71
per cent of the juniors passed it.

according to Educational Testing
Service figures for one test sample
made in 1951.
The results varied widely, how-
ever, between schools. At one col-
lege, only 35 per cent passed it,
while at another, 98 per cent had
a passing mark.
The test was weighted toward
the natural sciences. Among fresh-
men engineers, 68 per cent passed
it while in the general art, only
48 per cent passed it.
A report published in 1951 re-
ported that many of those who
took the testawere enabled, through
it, to get a student deferment
even though they would,,not have
gotten one through the class-rank







Of ' Funds
'Not Likely'
Legislator Indicates
University Relations
With State Strained
Hopes that the State Legislature
will restore the large chunk of
University appropriations cut out
by Gov. George Romney in his
1966-67 budget are dim, according
to Lansing sources.
-For the 1965-66 budget, the
Legislature appropriated consider-
ably more funds than the governor
had requested. However, "this
year," as one legislator said, "the
University has not engendered
very much good will in the Legis-
lature by some of its actions and
attitudes. The chances for any
sizeable increases being granted
above the governor's recommen-
dations," the legislator continued,
"are slim."
The University had requested
from the governor over $65 mil-
lion, but received only $56 million.
For any additional funds over the
governor's budget requests, the
University must look to the Legis-
lature for any assistance.
Little Change
Sen. Garland Lane (D-Flint),
* chairman of the Senate appropria-
tions committee, commented that
the Legislature would have to live
within its means this session. "We
will begin to hold extensive hear-
ings," Lane continued, "in about
two weeks. However, I don't feel
the final state budget will vary
over a million dollars either from
what the Governor has requested."
Rep. Jack Faxon (D-Detroit),
chairman of the House subcom-
mittee on education, said that "it
is incumbent on the University to
demonstrate need to the Legis-
lature, before any increases can
be granted."
Faxon added that the University
will have to treat the Legislature
on equal terms, showing explicitly
where the University is in need of
additional funds. Faxon said that
"the failure of the' governor to
4 give the University the funds it
requested should not mean a tui-
tion increase. There are many
alternatives for saving money,
which last summer the University
did not look into," Faxon said,
referring to last summer's tuition
* "It is not the desire of the
Legislature, Faxon concluded, "to
keep the University expanding,
while other state colleges have not
taken in their full enrollment."
Budget "Realistic"
Rep. Marvin Esch (R-Ann
Arbor) labeled the Governor's bud-
get as "realistic." He commented
that since there was no tax reform
in the last session of the Legis-
lature, there is only a limited
supply of appropriations to be
granted. " ere must be a break-
through," sch added, "if the
University is to receive any greater


What's New
At, 764-1817

Christopher Cohen, '67L, is investigating the possibility of
a course evaluation system being established at the law school.
"We hope to present the proposal to the lawyer's club board of
directors for their approval as soon as possible," Cohen said.
The board of directors is the student governing body of the law
school. The proposal will probably also be subject to review by
the law school faculty, Cohen added.
* * * *
The University Activities Center's 1966 World Fair opened
last night at the Union with a ceremony attended by University
President Harlan Hatcher, Ann Arbor Mayor Wendell Hulcher,
and Sir James Easton, consulate general of Great Britain.
The fair continues today from 1 p.m. until 1 a.m. Variety
shows will be presented at 7, 9, and 11 p.m. A special free
children's show will also be presented at 4 p.m.
Angell Hall escaped possible serious fire damage yesterday
by the quick action of a student who soused a dust mop smolder-
ing in a first floor janitor's closet. Daren Jean Otis, '68, tracked
the burning odor to its source and put out the mop, which had
been resting on a heating pipe, by dousing it in a sink.
John Manning, administrative assistant to the dean of the
literary college, said that everyone on the first floor had noticed
the odor but apparently no one had been able to trace it. There
was a chance that Angell Hall might have been destroyed had not
Miss Otis acted when she did, Manning said.
.Long Distance
The attempt of Stewart Albert, organizer of a free university
in Berkeley, California, to use an old three-story house for
classes seems to have been thwarted by the landowner, Nicholas
Landsmann. Albert had been trying to assemble a faculty of 20
to open a free university next month and had hoped to use the
rooming house for classes in communism and radical activism.
Yesterday Landsmann squashed the idea. "There will be nothing
of that sort. Nobody' will be allowed to have groups, Communists
especially," he said, adding that the building is strictly a rooming
house for University of California students.
The Michigan Senate has passed a resolution that would
establish a branch of the University of Wayne State's law school
in Lansing. Under the provisions of the resolution, jointly intro-
duced by Sen. Raymond Dezendzel (D-Detroit) and Sen. Emil
Lockwood (R-St. Louis), the law school branch would be primarily
for legislators to take courses in law.
The resolution stated that the University and Wayne State
both had "a deserved reputation as being outstanding law
schools in the country and of possessing the finest faculties of
legal experts in the country."
Sen. Edward Robinson (D-Dearborn) said that "since the
University does not have a night school, their professors could
commute to Lansing each night."
"MSU should have a law school and perhaps some day it
will," he added, "but until then we have to go to the University
and Wayne."

--Daily-Andy Sacks
TWENTY-NINE PROTESTORS ARRESTED last Oct. 15 during a sit-in at the Ann Arbor draft board were found guilty of trespassing
yesterday and will be sentenced Tuesday. Defense Attorney Ernest Goodman (left) announced that he will file an appeal in district court
next week. Walter Krasny, right, deputy chief of police, was one of the major prosecution witnesses at this week's trial.
lEG, Panhel Try New Approach
To Ai1d ZTA Me -mbershi Dritve,-

To File Next
Appeal with
Detroit Court
Judge Rejects Legal
Argument Based on
Nuremburg Decision
A jury took 20 minutes yester-
day afternoon in Washtenaw
County Circuit Court to convict
29 student protestors of trespass-
ing in a Viet Nam protest sit in
October 15 at the Ann Arbor
draft board. The students, who
are out on $100 bond, will be
sentenced Tuesday by Judge
James R. Breakey Jr.
Defense Attorney Ernest Good-
man said he will file an appeal
with the State District Court of
Appeals in Detroit early next week.
The defendants were appealing
an earlier conviction in Ann Ar-
bor municipal court.
Goodman, who was beseiged by
objections throughout the, three-
day long trial, was unable to pre-
sent his planned defense or deal
with the motivations of the pro-
New Concept of Law
"I didn't really expect they
would allow the development of
a new concept of law in these
circumstances," commented the
defense attorney after thedei-
sion. He referred to the court's
resection of his legal argument
based on the Nuremburg Decision
of 1946.
"It requires a little more feeling
and a little more willingness
I'm hopeful we will find a court
that will find this argument
Goodman's brief had contended
that the individual's moral re-
sponsibility to protest government
activities he finds are immoral
justifies the use of nonviolent
protest tactics.
In his concluding argument
Goodman had told the jury,
"While the 'rights of property
owners are important they are not
sacred. I ask you merely to con-
sider the nature of the protestors
"These students are a different
breed . . . they reflect a genera-
tion that faces problems we did
not," said Goodman.
"It is a little difficult for those
of my age to understand this. In
our day it was more customary
for college students to engage in
social activities.
"All I ask is that you keep in
mind the nature of a student in
a democratic society facing the
problems of that society. And 'I
ask you to keep in mind the
difference between our lives, in
passing judgement on them."
Concluding Argument
In his concluding arguments,
Prosecutor Delhey interpreted the
trespass law as meaning, "Get out
when you are told to get out.
He said that, "While the offense
here is not as serious as many
brought into court, it is still
serious. There were 13,000 confi-
dential records in the office.
"They took the law into their
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Zeta Tau Alpha, with the sup-
port of Panhellenic Association
and the Inter-Fraternity Council
will launch its unique expansion
program on Saturday, Feb. 6 to
boost its present smal member-
ship to the Panhel quota of 65
Instead of the standard rush
situation, members of ZTA and
various sororities will meet per-
sonally with an expected five to
six hundred interested girls and
hold open discussions about soror-
ity living.
At present the ZTA house is
physically the smallest on campus
and can house a maximum of only
40 girls. With the building by the

national ZTA chapter of a new
annex to accommodate 25 more
girls and with about 14 girls
graduating at the end of this
semester, by next fall there will
be openings for more than 40
new members.
Suffered in Rushes
Too often in past rushes, ZTA
has suffered from the small house
stigma, and its membership has
decreased to the present 34. Dur-
ing the recent spring rush, there
was only one new pledge.
Because Panhel girls, transfers
from other schools who cannot
be accommodated by their own
sororities, have filled house vacan-
cies, there has been no real dan-
ger of the extinction of the

chapter. But the the new annex,E
more girls will be needed to allow
for a better chapter, Dorothy
Robling, '67, president of ZTA,
commented last night.
"The whole idea of the expan-
sion program is tremendous and
exciting. It is giving us the chance
to make the chapter what we
would like it to be," said Miss
Robling. "We can come back next
semester with as little as 10 or
15 pledges-but with less we would
be forced to leave."
Won't Leave
According to Laura Fitch, '66,
president of Panhel, "ZTA prob-
ably wouldn't leave campus. Every
effort of the sorority and Panhel-
lenic is being put into this ex-
pansion program to build up mem-
bership now. We are trying to
conduct an ideal rush-what we
thought would appeal to the wom-
en of this campus."
Panhel began plans for the ex-
pansion last fall, with the main
goals being the unification of the
sorority and fraternity systems.
Miss Fitch explained that Panhel
was aware of what had been done
to expand sororities on other
campuses, but the plans here call
for some important differences:
no alumni will be interviewing
rushees and the main emphasis
will be on the open discussions to
run a more honest and concrete

sity and will speak, along with
Sigma Pi alumna, to interested
"If this idea works and has the
kind of cooperation needed, there
is no limit to how healthy and
how good the simple program of
expansion could be," said Hoppe
last night.
Last year, there was some specu-
lation to the continuation of Al-
pha Omicron Pi and Kappa Delta
sororities, but according to Miss
Fitch, they took in a sufficient
pledge class this spring, and do
not need to conduct similar ex-
pansion programs.
Has Financial Strength
ZTA only needs members. It has
the financial strength of its na-
tional chapter to build its annex
and the campus support of all
sororities and fraternities. Accord-
ing to Pam Swart, '66, the com-
pletely unique rush program
should interest many girls. A com-
plete schedule of events has been
publshed to explain the method
of rush.
Girls from all classes are wel-
come if they can meet the mini-
mum requirements of a 2.0 overall
average and a 12-hour course load
this semester. Second semester
freshmen and sophomores are es-
pecially desired.
The entire rush period will last
one week. beginning with an in-

Wolverines Starve Of f Late Tech Rally

The Wolverines double loss to
North Dakota last week now takes
on added significance for three
teams, as Michigan's icers tighten-
ed up the WCHA race with a 3-2
win at the Coliseum last night, in
what was termed the "most excit-
--- __ _ _f ., n1

enough after the game. "It was
certainly a big win. They're dan-
gerous every time they come here,
but we got more than they did.
They had a lot of chances, but
they weren't as, effective as they
might have been."
Took the Advantages
Tech Cnah .Thn MacInnes.

overwhelming d i f f e r e n c e, but
enough to indicate that Michigan
Tech seemed to hold the edge, de-
spite the final score.
After making several sliding
saves in the opening stanza, Best
was beaten by Bob Baird, who re-
captured the lead in goals scored
with 14 on the season. at 8:27.

get the most single period action
he's had all year, making 18 saves.
Several power plays on both
sides netted no scoring, and Tech
picked up its first goal with both
teams at full strength, while Barry
MacDonald was serving a 10-min-
ute misconduct for bumping the

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