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Voter registration for the Ann Arbor April election was
concluded Monday amidst a rush of late student applicants. City
Clerk John P. Bentley said his office is unable to compile figures
for the total period due to the sudden increase in applicants
in the last moments of the official period.
Assistant City Attorney Fred Steingold said that during the
registration period, he consulted with a majority of student
applicants whose residence status was unclear. He said that
during the ten-day period following the City Council primary,
approximately 5 students either appealed a refusal or were
referred to the attorney's office by the City Clerk. Of these,
approximately one-third to one-half were considered residents
and registered by the clerk.
The preliminary reports of both the Interfraternity Council
Executive Committee and the Office of Student Affairs on the
case of a girl reported to have relations with several hundred
men was read last night at a meeting of the IFC Executive
Committee. The committee directed a subcommittee to draw up
a final report on alleged, fraternity involvement to be released
late next week.
Dr. Myron E. Wegman, dean of theSchool of Public Health,
is one of a 15-member presidential task force leaving from San,
Antonio, Texas, March 12 to survey the educational and health
needs of the Vietnamese people.
The group, headed by Welfare Secretary John W. Gardner,
will divide up into health and education teams to help "plan an
intensified attack on hunger, ignorance and disease," as a fol-
low-up to the Honolulu conference, the White House said.
The federal government's Housing and Development Agency
has authorized a. loan of $2.5 million to the University for
construction of the two Cedar Bend housing units on North
The loan will be supplemented by $1.3 million in University
funds. John G. McKevitt, assistant to the vice-president for busi-
ness and finance, said construction on the Cedar Bend units is
in progress and is expected to reach completion by the fall of 1967.
The Law School held elections for the Board of Directors
and the Board of Governors yesterday. Those elected to the
Board of Directors, the Student Council of the school, include:
Chris Cohen, '67, president; Eric Reif, '67, vice-president; Ed
Bittle, '67, treasurer; Phil Nicely; '67, secretary. Seven members at
large to the Board of Directors were also chosen: Lynn Bartlett
Jr., '68; Bill Connor, '67; Bob Flaherty, '67; Joel Strauss, '67;
Bob Wells, '67; Sharon White, '67; Nancy Wickman, '68. Al Field
was elected as the student representative to the Board of
Governors, the audit corporation which is in charge of the
Law School.
y e *
A spokesman for the University said recently that contracts
are awarded to printing concerns without consideration of the
union or non-union status of the shop. The statement was made
in reaction to a Michigan State University position on the matter.
MSU has required that shops awarded contracts be able to
affix the union label to printed materials. They recently softened
this to the requirement that the shops "demonstrate that their
quotations for work are based on prevailing wages and working
conditions in the community." The University said contracts are
awarded if the bids "meet our specifications," the spokesman said,
and without regard to "the prevailing wage rates."
Long Distance
Announcement of the final five sites for the Atomic Energy
Commission's proposed $348 million accelerator will be made
within two or three weeks.
United States Rep. Weston E. Vivian (D-Ann Arbor) said
recently that the announcement would be ready within a "couple
of weeks." Col. Charles K. Reed, chairman of the Academy of
Science's site selection committee, refused to discuss a report
that the committee had already narrowed its choices to five,
including the site in Northfield Township, outside of Ann Arbor.
An Associated Press story from Milwaukee had listed Ann
Arbor and the other four sites as finalists, but the report was
said to be "speculative." A spokesman for the AEC said that the
report was based only on the fact that the selection committee
had visited the five sites.



New Ruling
On Objectorsi
Motion Would Cover
Individuals Opposed
To Particular War
The American Civil Liberties
Union has proposed a motion to
advocate draft exemptions for
those who conscientiously object
to a particular war, although they
do not oppose all war in general.
The organization plans to move
through the courts and Congress
to establish exemptions for non-
pacifists who oppose the war on
moral, social, philosophical or re-
ligious grounds.
A person may presently qual-
ify as a conscientious objector if
he is opposed to war in any form
on the basis of a religious belief.
In the Seeger Case in 1965 the
Supreme Court stated that a be-
lief in a supreme being is not
required for religious objection.
The objections cannot be leveled
against one particular war. Thus
under the present legal defini-
tions a conscientious objector must
prove his objection to all war, in
any place, at any time.
The ACLU is trying to change
these considerations and push
them to extend beyond solely pac-
ifist beliefs.
War Protestors
If approved by the courts the
ACLU motion may have an effect
on the stand taken by the re
classified war protestors on cam-
pus. It would become easier for
them to claim conscientious ob-
jector status. If the court accepts
the idea of objecting to a partic-
ular war rather than the abstract
idea, they will have to re-exam-e
ine the personal moral codes ast
well as the political, sociological,x
or philosophical beliefs held by anI
individual- in order to determine
his objections to a war like theI
one in Viet Nam.
The ACLU rejected a contentionI
that its proposal would lead toi
"conconscientious" draft-dodging.
"Men seeking exemption from mil-a
itaryservice as conscientious ob-
jectors must undergo a rigid in-
vestigation. Feigning of conscience
under such circumstances is mostl
unlikely. It would be the most dif-i
ficult exemption to establish."
Ernest Mazey, head of the ACLU
in Detroit, felt that there would
be no attempt to use the case oft
the Ann Arbor protestors to test
the motion of the ACLU in the
courts. Mazey was not sure that
any case can be made for calling
the actions of the students a mat-1
ter of conscience rather than po-
litical objection to the war.
Mazey was not optimistic about
the actions of the court. He felt,r
rather, the organization would
seek to work through Congress to
pass a law recognizing their claims.

-Daily-George Junne
AT A MEETING IN THE SGC OFFICES yesterday, the election rules were explained to candidates for various positions in the campus
elections on March 23. Addressing the petitioners is Steve Brown, '69, Election Director. Present are candidates for SGC, the Senior
Class offices of the Literary and Engineering colleges, the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the NSA delegation.
SGC Candidate# Pooses Debate;
Election Iss'ues BeWill BeDiscussed

Sources Say,
Motion Has
Good Chance
Lane's ieasure
To Be Controlled
By 10 Man Council
A measure introduced in the
state Senate this week would place
the power to control all new build-
ing and construction for state sup-
ported universities in the hands
of the state Legislature. The bill,
which Lansing sources indicate has
an excellent chance of passage, is
sponsored by Sen. Garland Lane
(D-Flint), chairman of the power-
ful Senate Appropriations Com-
Lane's proposal would create a
higher education building council
to be comprised of five senators
and five members of the House.
The council, which would have
nearly absolute control over all
building projects, would meet con-
struction costs through the issu-
ance of $500 million' worth of
bonds, to be repaid over a 25 year
period. Before the council may act
however, voters would have to ap-
prove the bond issue in a refer-
endum this fall.
Under the plan, the council
would have to approve all new
building projects. No new con-
struction could be undertaken at
any state university until the
council had approved the acquisi-
tion of real estate, construction
plans and bond issues.
Further approval by the State
Board of Education and passage of
~a resolution by the Legislature
would also be ~required before ac-
tual construction could begin Uni-
versity classroom and dormitory
projects are presently under a pay-
as-you-go plan, with funds ap-
propriated in each year's state
Self-liquidating projects, such
as dormitories which are now fi-
nanced through the issuance of
bonds that are paid off through
student fees, would also be under
the new council's control. The Uni-
versity presently needs no approv-
al from the Legislature for such
types of construction.
The bill appears to be in con-
flict with the state constitution
which gives universities the free-
dom to spend legislative appro-
priatgons as they see fit. However,
Lane disagrees with this conten-
"The attorney general, in an
opinion issued last October, said
that the Legislature may attach
reasonable strings to appropria-
tions to universities,' said Lane.
"We went over that opinion very
carefully and we think this bill
is constitutional."
If the proposal is passed, It
would release $65 million from the
budget for next year. Lane con-
tends that this additional money
would eliminate the need for fiscal
reform in this session of the Leg-
According to one Lansing offi-
cial, Lane's proposal is a counter-
blast against the power of Rom-
ney. Lane, in an election year, is
supposedly attempting to show the
voters plainly that the legislative
and executive branches are equal-
ly powerful.
Marvin Niehuss, executive vice-
president, declined comment on
the proposal until he is able to
study the provisions of the bill.


Edward Robinson, '67, independ-
ent presidential candidate for Stu-
dent Government Council, last
night challenged his opponent,'
Robert Bodkin, '67E, REACH pres-
idential candidate, to an open de-
bate on the role of the president
of SGC. The debate is tentatively
planned for next week in the Un-
ion Ballroom.
Bodkin accepted the proposal,
and details concerning the for-
mat will be worked out.

undergo no drastic change in the
near future," a spokesman from
REACH said last night. "Examples
of what might be expected in
terms of specific projects are the
Student Housing Association, the
recent academic conference and
special efforts in the areas of pric-
ing and economic discrimination."
Areas of Concern
"REACH will avoid several areas
of concern," the spokesman con-

the party consider work in these
particular areas outstandingly rel-
evant to student government." He
cited such international questions
as "the war in Viet Nam and fed-
eral domestic programs when they
do not apply to the University of
"The role of student govern-
ment," the spokesman continued,
"is to deal with the problems of
the University, not the problems
of the world which other insti-
tutions are better able to tackle.
Admittedly, the role of SGC is to

express the voice of the student
body on any issue the student
body chooses, but the greatest
progress will be made on issues
and projects close to home," he
"As part of my plans, I would
like to see the University use low
interest federal funds to build
apartments," Robinson said. Stu-
dents should also be considered in
academic reforms starting at the
departmental level and working up
to an overall advisory committee,
he added.

tinued, "because the party is
neither equipped to offer responsi-
ble action in the areas nor does

"The key to this campaign,"
Robinson said at the candidates'
meeting last night, "is going to
be to look beyond the words to
what has been done, how it was,
done, and what will be done by
the prospective presidential can-
Running on Records
Both Robinson andBodkin are
incumbents. "Bodkin and his vice-
presidential running mate, Neil
Hollingshead, will be running ont
their previous records," said Alex,
Goodwin, '66,member of the exec-j
utive board of REACH.

Law School's Legal*Aid Clinic
Faces Denial of Federal Funds

The Law School's Legal Aid
Clinic, an organization composed
of law students who provide legal
services for those who cannot af-
ford them, has recently encounter-
Prd diffinutiesn ver itst atemnt to

Borys Views Russian Society

"The basic approach of REACH secure federal funds.
party to University problems will The Washtenaw County Citi-
zens' Committee of Economic
Opportunity must approve appli-
cations of all poverty programs in
the area for federal assistance.
Before approving the Legal Aid
h an esClinic's application it first re-
gviewed the group's structure.

should have more representation
on this body.
At the committee's next meet-
ing a motion was introduced to
reconsider the approval of the
Legal Aid group's structure. Mem-
bers of many interested groups,
such as CORE, NAACP,' social
workers, law students. Law School
faculty,' and individual members
of the economically-deprived,
voiced their opinions.
It was pointed out that the
poor could contribute many valu-
able ideas to the governing board
of the clinic, for they understood
their own problems better than
anyone else.
The meeting closed with the
passage of a motion that a ten-
man body consisting of law stu-
dents, the poor, committee mem-
bers and the bar association be

set up to negotiate the claims ofI
the different groups involved. I
No Representation
However, no representatives
from the Washtenaw County Bar
Association were present and those
currently on the Board of Trus-
tees of the clinic refused to meet
with members of the Economic
Opportunity Committee on the
grounds established by the com-
The bar association proposed
that three of its members meet
with three members of the com-
At its next meeting, the com-
mittee again voted on the struc-
ture of the clinic's eight-man
executive board. This motion was
defeated and, hence, the clinic
was denied its application for
federal funds.

"Any change in Russia must
come from within the party itself;
the masses nave no means of or-
ganization with which they can
bring about change themselves,"
said Prof. Jurij Borys, professor of
political science at the University
of Stockholm, yesterday in his
lecture presented by the University
Russian Society.
In his lecture, "Changes in the
Composition of the Soviet Political
Elite," he noted that these altera-
tions in the Communist elite were
evidenced in three historical
periods following the revolution in
The first period consisted of
I+th nrnfacinnal rev nrlu"tionies"

cracy and a well-organized ele-
ment of coercion. The criteria for
promotion no longer depended
strictly on party devotion; pro-
fessional -administrative qualities
became important prerequisites for!
positions of power.
The present period has become'
one of functional lea.dership and
technocratic skill. Of the total '
membership in the Praesidium.
46 per cent have had technocratic
education. The strict dogmatists
are slowly loosing their high posi-
tions, according to Prof. Borys.
The Western spokesmen have
stressed that Soviet change is be-
ing pushed through by the youth-
ful elements of Russian society.
Pronf Bnrvs aknowledged that the

Disagreement arose over the
composition of the Board of
Trustees, the governing body of
the clinic. This group is presently
composed of five members from
the Bar Association, one Law
School professor, and two repre-

sentatives of the community. T b rI
Certain members of the Eco- 1
nomic Opportunity Committee
objected to the fact that no mem-
bers of the poor community were
on the board even though provi-
sion was made for them to serve
in an advisory capacity. By NEIL SHISTER
It was argued that the federal
government specified that the re- The Office of Institutional Re-
cipients of a poverty program search will survey 6000 members.
should play some role in policy of the University academic staff
formation. Without adequate votes to determine their attitudes to-
on the governing body of the Legal ward the nature and conditions of

Survey Faculty About
Academic Conditions

All members of the University;
faculty, both full-time and part-
time, have been mailed surveys,
as well as research associates and
assistants, librarians and adminis-
Questions deal with staff mem-

and has to be considered in gain-
ing insight into them and posing
possible solutions," Smith added.
The surveys require between 35
and 40 minutes to complete and
Smith expects most of them to be
returned to the QIR within a

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