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Panhel Eyes
Revision of
Rush Policy
i Sororities Advocate
One Extended Period
For Fall or Winter
Alternate proposals advocating
a change in the present sorority
rush system to a single, annual
rush during either the fall or
winter term were discussed at last
night's meeting of the Presidents'
Council of Panhellenic Associa-
Sorority presidents will vote on
the revisions, in the form of con-
stitutional amendments, next
Wednesday. A two-thirds majority
vote is needed for passage of the
The issue of changing the pres-
ent rush system has been debated
for a long time. A vote was taken
among the houses on the issue of
having only one rush, and a gen-
eral consensus was reached. The
major question remaining is when
to hold the single rush period.
The proposal for the fall rush
*was recommended by the rush
evaluation committee. The com-
mittee, appointed by the Presi-
dents' Council, suggested that
several changes be made in the
constitution concerning rush. The
amendments consist of three
-Establishment of one formal
rush with four sets at the begin-
ning of the fall semester with
pledging during the winter semes-
-Holding an informal rush
period beginning right after for-
mal rush and extending until the
end of the year. (During this
period, a house could offer a bid
to any girl who was qualified for
formal rush. This rush allows a
house to fill its quota if girls leave
because of marriage or poor
-Define a rushee as an under-
14 graduate student of University of
Michigan who has registered with
Panhel for sorority rush.
Winter Rush
The alternate proposal for the
winter term involves the same
constitutional changes favored by
the rush evaluation committee.
ik Backers of the winter rush feel
girls need a semester to orient
themselves to college life before
they rush a sorority.
Advocates of the fal rush see
less pressure and more enthusiasm
if rush is held in the fall. In
either case a modification of the
actual structure will be made by
the new Panhel rush chairman,
Marty Wetzel, '67 N.
Miss Wetzel said, "I hope to
make rush as constructive as pos-
sible. I think making rush last
only one semester is indicitive of
the direction Panhel should take.
A If there is only one rush, then
other activities can be planned
within the Panhel calendar and
the sorority houses."
The Phanhel President, Martha
Cook, '67, takes a very optimistic
view of the rush proposals. She
feels that the present rush system
needs a change, especially since
most of the Big Ten schools have
a one rush system. Miss Cook
views the alternate proposals as
both "having valid benefits and
objections, but I leave the decision
with the individual sororities."
The rush evaluation committee
considered three plans: 1) the

rush system could remain un-
changed with the rentention of
two rushees and the present struc-
ture; 2) the two rushes could be
kept but the structure modified;
or 3) either the fall or winter rush
could be dropped, accommodating
the greater number of girls by
increasing the length by a day or

e miditgau Daily
Late World News
SAIGON (P)-The Viet Cong launched a heavy assault early
today on a United States Special Forces camp that keeps watch
on Communist infiltration routes from eastern Laos.
One report said the camp had been "badly cut up." A flare
plane reported the camp appeared to have been overrun but that
some of the defenders still were alive in the communications
bunker. A later report said there was hand-to-hand fighting in
the camp's perimeter.
The isolated camp is about 60 miles northwest of the U.S.
Marine and air center at Da Nang. Two companies of Viet Cong
regulars-about 200 men-first hit the camp early Wednesday,
inflicting casualties and shooting down one plane that went in
to help the defenders. See related story, Page 3.
Petitioning for a new central planning committee to continue
the work of the Writer-in-Residence Program has begun. Petitions
will be available in the UAC offices in the Michigan Union be-
tween now and March 18 and interviews will be held Saturday,
March 19. The committee will evaluate suggestions already volun-
teered by students and faculty in order to organize a writer-in-
residence program for 1967.
Petitioning for three student positions on the Board in Control
of Student Publications has been extended until March 15. Peti-
tions are currently available in the Student Government Council
offices in the Student Activities Bldg. Any full-time student-
graduate or undergraduate-is eligible to compete for the posts
in the Upcoming elections if he is able to obtain 75 signatures on
a petition by the new deadline. The publications board supervises
the operation of all student publications at the University.
A debate between Student Government Council presidential
candidates Edward Robinson, '67. and Robert Bodkin, '67, has
been tentatively scheduled for the early part of next week. During
the first part of the debate the two candidates will take turns
giving speeches; then they will be subjected to questioning from
four panelists, two from WCBN and two from The Daily.
* * * *
Voice last night announced some specific plans for partici-
pation in the International Days of Protest, a nationwide series
of demonstrations which will mark the anniversary of the first
Viet Nam teach-in this month. The program will begin March 14
with a noon Diag rally and an evening mass meeting at which a
definite plan for rallies to be held on March 24-25 will be de-
veloped. Current plans call for a draft protest and participation
in a regional march in Detroit, sponsored by the Detroit Com-
mittee'to End the War in Viet Nam.
Voice also revealed that it will continue to' picket State Drugs
as part of its general protest against working conditions of
migrant grape workers in California. Specifically, Voice objects
to State Drugs' refusal to remove Schenley liquors from its
shelves; the Schenley company employs migrants as part of its
* * * *
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships have been awarded to 34 Uni-
versity students, it was announced yesterday. The recipients are:
Annabel Adams,;'65; Christopher F. Ake, '66; Susan B. Beser, '66;
Barbara K Birshtein, '65; Douglas Braidwood, '66; Christopher
J. Brunner, '66; Richard S. Cook, '66; Evelyn K. Falkenstein,
'66; Stewart N. Gordon, '66; Karen O. Helgeson, '65; Diane F.
Hoffenberg, '66; Alvin R. Jaffin, '66; John W. Kaiser, '65; Arnold
L. Kanter, '66; Stuart Lasine, '66; Terry L. Markoff, '65; Suzanne
McClure, '65; David L. Meyer, '66; Ira J. Miller, '66; Joseph R.
Olson, '66; James C. Orcutt, '66; Robert G. Pachella, '66; Richard
Pearson, '66; Susan C. Peck, '65; Sharon J. Perszyk, '67; Joanne
L. Raymond, '66; Sally J. Shannon, '66; Leonore S. Shever, '66;
Ira N. Shor, '66; Geoffrey J. Smith, '66; Martha K. Smith, '65;
Kenneth L. Verosub, '65; Vaughn R. Walker, '66; Elizabeth L.
Weiss, '66; George A. White, '65; Kenneth A. Winter, '66.
Woodrow Wilson fellows get tuition and fees paid for one
academic year of graduate school, a living stipend of $2000, and
allowances for their dependent children.
The University appropriations bill for fiscal 1966-67 will be
introduced in the State House of Representatives at the end of
this week or the beginning of next, according to reliable Lansing
sources. The sources further indicate that the University's budget
may be cut sizeably below Gov. George Romney's recommenda-
tion. Romney had proposed an appropriation of $54.2 million,
well below the University's request of over $65 million.

Long Distance
Bettina Aptheker, daughter of an American Communist party
historian and an avowed Communist herself, has agreed to re-
frain from student activities at the University of California at
Berkeley. Miss Aptheker, 21, a senior, was charged with breaking
a university rule by staging more than one Viet Nam protest
rally in a week.

-Daily-Robert Rubenstein

The University awarded Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart (speaking) an honorary doctor of laws degree last night at the annual
Case Club banquet. University President Harlan Hatcher (standing, right) presented Stewart with the degree. The Case Club banquet is
the culmination of the Henry M. Campbell competition, in which law students argue a hypothetical legal case. Winners announced at
the banquet were Michael Coffield, '67L, and Kay Felt, '67L.
Dearborn Branch Faces Problems;
Still Continues Internship ogram

Oppose LSA
Draft Policy
Circulate Petitions
To Represent Faculty
Minority Viewpoint
Acting Associate Managing Editor
A motion passed by the literary
college faculty Monday criticizing
present Selective Service policy
and calling for a random selection
of college students for military
service is running into some op-
Prof. George Piranian of the
mathematics department presently
is circulatingta statement which
takes issue with Monday's resolu-
tion. Piranian said last night he
hopes to obtain a large number of
faculty signatures to represent the
substantial minority which op-
posed the draft motion at the fac-
ulty meeting.
In addition. Dean William
Haber of the literary college has
indicated his personal reservations
about the substance of Monday's
motion, and Prof. James Morgan
of the economics department,
chairman of the Senate Advisory
Committee on University affairs,
said yesterday he does not expect
SACUA to consider the literary
college proposal.
Stronger Motion
However, Prof. William Gamson
of the sociology department In-
dicated that an even stronger mo-
tion may be introduced at the
next literary college faculty meet-
ing. This proposal would ask
whether the University should co-
operate with the Selective Service's
efforts to rank students according
to academic standing in classifying
According to Gamson, this pro-
posal would suggest that the Uni-
versity withhold information about
the student's academic status un-
less the student explicitly re-
quested that his class rank: be
sent to his local draft board. At
present, the University supplies
the draft board with the informa-
tion unless the student objects.
Piranian said "the essential cri-
terion on which the question of
deferment must hinge is service
that the individual can give to the
Unsuccessful Students
He asserted that, while the top
college students are more valuable
to the country pursuing their
studies, those students at the bot-
tom of the academic scale should
not be granted a deferment from
military service. He added that to
exempt these students from the
draft while making the high
school graduates financially un-
able to attend college subject to
the draft discriminates against
young men from lower income
Haber, commenting before
Piranian announced his intentio
to circulate a dissenting state-
ment, said, "It is not the job of
an individual university to de-
termine what the nation's defer-
ment policy is or ought to be.
He added that "mere enrollment
in colleges and universities is cer-
tainly not an adequate cause for
deferment whenever national
manpower needs become tight;
someone must decide who among
those enrolled are involved in
training the completion of which
is in the nation's best interest.
Many of these issues were not
considered in the resolution

Morgan, however, indicated he
is in sympathy with the literary
college resolution. While saying
that he has no intention of bring-
ing the draft resolution before
SACUA (the executive body for
the entire University faculty), he
said he dislikes the whole draft
system and considers, this "an
attempt to complain about one
part of it."

The University's Dearborn Cam-
pus, though facing the same prob-
lems in housing and budget funds
as its parent institution, is con-,
tinuing its plan to fuse business
experience and education into a
viable internship program, ac-
cording to Vice-President William
Stirton, director of the Dearborn
Since its beginning in 1959, the
Dearborn branch has enhanced
its position as an important sup-
plier of needed skilled industrial
manpower in Detroit and across
the country. It now grants de-
grees in engineering, business ad-
ministration, and liberal arts,
while, at the same time, continu-
ing its cooperative internhip pro-
gram, which enables students to
alternate semesters between the
classroom and industry.
Dearborn only enrolls upper-
classmen, and is primarily supplied
by local universities, colleges and
community colleges such as Henry
Ford, although the 3 University
ranks as its second largest source
of transfers.
As the campus has expanded to
fill its 992 "student station" ca-
pacity, it has run into difficulties.
"We are against the ceiling in
housing," Stirton said. He ex-
plained that, though four housing
units have been approved by the
Regents, only one has been built,
and this one is filled to a bulging
106 per cent of its planned capa-
"In addition,, we have virtually
run out of parking space and the
library is spilling over," Stirton
It would appear that the en-
rollment has surpassed all esti-
mates, but this is not nearly the
case. 664 students are enrolled
full time in the day, 883 part time
and at night. However, the en-

rollment situation is affected by
the mixture, Stirton explained.
This simply means that though'
the campus may have reached
capacity in one kind of engineer-
ing, it still has a shortage in
another area where facilities were
set aside.
Budget Cut
Stirton explained that any ser-
ious budget cut, as a possible re-
sult of Gov. Romney's budget
request last month, "might cause
the reduction of graduate pro-
Stirton said that the community
reaction to the Dearborn campus
has been overwhelmingly favor-
able. He described industry as very
satisfied, and judged that it was
the "best acceptance by industry
that I would ever expect."
He traced this to the inherent
benefit of the intership program.
"It costs about one-seventh as
much to get permanent help from
the co-op program as from a con-

ventional program," Stirton said. departments expanding more into
Advantages the graduate level. At the same

Along with the satisfaction in
the community and industry, Stir-
ton felt students at Dearborn also
had distinct advantages with the
co-op system. He specified the
occupational guidance, the cur-
rency of instruction, the skill in
human relations and the remun-
eration to students.
Students in the co-op program
receive an average of $3.19 per
hour in Engineering and $3.04 in
Bus. Ad. on their semesters of
Since Dearborn runs on a twelve
month calendar, it takes 2/3 years
to complete the Bus. Ad. degree
program and 3 years for an en-
gineering degree.
Though the campus has yet to
surpass its projected "992 student-
station" capacity, expansion is
planned in different ways. Stirton
foresees .the engineering, business
administration and liberal arts

time, horizontal expansion into
other fields of education, such as
new departments in engineering
and the humanities, is projected.
Stirton added that the success
of the campus could be illustrated
by other developments which re-
flect confidence in Dearborn's
program. "As of this past Feb-
ruary, we took over the Chrysler
Institute of Engineering in De-
troit," Stirton said, and this gave
the campus another 46 full-time
students working toward their
mnasters in mechanical engineering.
Requests come from companies
in such places as Niagara Falls
asking for participation in Dear-
born's unique co-op program.
The future for Dearborn is filled
with "many exciting plans," ac-
cording to Stirton. And all rest
on the unique blend of industry
and education which has molded
the University's Dearborn branch.

Proposed Doctorate Degree
Gets Mixed Reaction from GSC

A proposal to grant a new degree
to Ph.D. candidates who have
completed all requirements for a
doctorate except their doctoral
thesis met with a mixed reaction
at Graduate Student Council last
All Big Ten graduate schools
and the University of Chicago
are currently considering creating
such a degree, and Dean Stephen
Spurr of the graduate school re-
quested that GSC sound out the
opinion of University students on
the proposal.-
Council m e m b e r Katherine
Sears, Grad, said students in the
humanities definitely favor the
proposal but those in the sciences
think it an "unnecessary formal-
ity that might discourage people
from actually continuing with the
GSC took no formal action last
If put into effect, the degree
would "formally recognize the
stage between the master's degree
and the doctorate," said Spurr.
The holder would still be able to
fimish his dissertation and receive
his doctorate.
After a Ph.D. applicant com-
pletes all his class work, he be-
comes a candidate and must write
a thesis. In effect, the new degree
would be given at this point and

drop-outs in graduate schools.
Should this program be instituted,
he continued, those students who
leave school with three or four
years of graduate studies would be
able to command higher wages.
than those with simply a masters
Spurr also attributed "more
status to it" referring to the
Due to the enormous demand
for teachers in many schools, both
DeLamater. and Spurr hope the
new degree, if passed, would be
accepted by most .schools as ade-
quate for teaching. DeLamater, in
addition, differentiated between
the teaching degree and the re-
search degree that he said is not
often necessary to the knowledge
or competence of a teacher.

The new degree will also clear
up the clerical problems of the
graduate schools, according to De-
Lamater. At present, the student
must be kept on the records in
good standing for a period of
seven years whether he is actually
registered or not. If this new pro-
gram were to be used, it would
mark a fixed point of progress at
which the student could be drop-
ped from the active files. Read-
mission would be possible when-
ever he found it possible to finish
his doctoral program.
The measure will be considered
at an April meeting of graduate
school deans from Big Ten schools
and Chicago and will be put into
effect as quickly as possible with
consideration of student, faculty
and administration response.

____ i

Defeat Tax Credit on Educational Costs

Petitioning Begins for Student
Advisory Committee Positions

By The Associated Press
yesterday rejected the proposal of
Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-
Conn) to provide a tax saving of
up to $325 a year on college edu-
cation costs.
The roll-call vote on the bill,
which was indirectly supported by
the University administration one
near a o. was 47-37.

up to $325 for college expenses.
Annual cost of the proposal was
put at $1 billion, but the Con-
necticut Democrat said it would
not take effect until 1968.
The Ribicoff amendment was
defeated by only three votes in
Several of the Democrats who
supported it are running for re-
election this year. Others, like Sen.

tion of large public colleges.
The organization had fought
the proposal largely because so
many of its benefits would have
been concentrated in the middle-
income groups-62 per cent of its
dollars would have gone to fam-
ilies with incomes between $3000
and $10,000 per year.
When the association voted to
censure the Ribicoff proposal last

As submitted by the administra-
tion and approved Feb. 26 by the'
House, the tax measure would pro-
vide additional revenue of $1.2
billion in the current fiscal year
and $4.8 billion in the fiscal year
which starts July 1.
The Social Security amendment
adopted Tuesday long has been
pushed by Sen. Winston L. Prou-
ty (R-Vt).


Petitions for positions on the
Student Presidential Advisory
Committee will be available
through this week from the Stu-
dent Government Council and
Graduate Student Council offices,

ningham and GSC President John
DeLamater, Grad, will interview
all those who petition and submit
their recommendations to SGC and
After the recommendations are
approved by SGC and GSC the
committee will receive an official

does and should be, and an under-
standing of the structural organ-
ization and internal workings of
the University.
The resolution passed by the
Regents last month also invited
the faculty Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs and

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