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New Conservative: Quiet Man



News Analysis
The new student rebel, repre-
sentative of the new left, has
made himself a well-known figure
on the campus. He has received
national recognition, and through
such actions as the teach-in and
sit-in has received voluminous
Yet, the conservative student,
the balance on the other side, has
become a quiet and little-known
force. Instead of receiving pub-
licity, he has become increasingly
hard to find.
Except among themselves, con-
servatives seem to shun campus
discussions on their viewpoint. Oc-
casionally a conservative may be
seen giving out books on the Diag,
mailing or peddling an occasional

pamphlet. He cannot compare in
pure volume to his counterparts on
the other side of the political spec-
This inactivity may be account-
ed for by the fact that many con-
servative students see themselves
as individualists who act and think
on their own, not as products of
social forces. They prefer to keep
many of their ideas to them-
selves rather than congregate in
groups to vocalize their feelings.-.
This view is backed by a study
of ultra-conservatives made by
former University Prof. Richard
Schmuck of the psychology de-
"Seldom do these people seek
out right-wing groups themselves.
Rather, they are sought out by a
conservative organization. The

group capitalizes on some factor
in their personality, some circum-
stance, or some opinion to convert
these people to extremism."
The membership figures of a
leftist campus group, and one on
the right back up this theory.
YAF claims a membership of 30
while VOICE claims its member-
ship numbers 150.
The backgrounds of most con-
servative students seem to be
rather similar. According to War-
ren Van Egmond, '68, president
of Young Americans for Free-
dom, a group known for its right-
wing activities, "most of the con-
servative students are highly mor-
alistic people from a small-town
Van Egmond points out that one
of the main concerns of his group
is the decline in moral values. He
sees a rapidly changing moral

structure as leading to the dra-
matic increase in crime in our
country. He attributes this in-
crease to a breakdown in the
"strictness of the American family
Researchers who have investi-
gated this idea of loss of cohesion
in family structure have found
that the extremist, on both sides
of the political spectrum, typically
comes from a harsh, punitive, non-
permissive family in which he is
not permitted to show resentment
or hostility. Having repressed hos-
tility, he may become anxious and
uncertain in unclear situations and
may tend to be a black-and-white
The real concerns of campus
conservatives seem to parallel the
basic tenets of the nationwide con-
servative political resurgence. Con-

are against extended federal con-
trol and fear misuse of federal
power. They are ardently opposed
to any power expansion by the
Soviet Union and other Commu-
nist countries and fear conciliatory
moves toward any of these coun-
"One aim of all conservatives is
opposing Communism," Van Eg-
mond says. "But the difference be-
tween YAF and the over-publiciz-
ed John Birch Society is that
the Birchers feel all Communism
is a serious threat which results
from an internial conspiracy.
YAF's feel this is a big problem
but are not ready to give a sim-
ple explanation for such a com-
plex problem."
Tom Anderson, president of the
Libertarian League, felt that such
anti-Communist statements are
attracting many to the conserva-

tive movement as represented by
YAF. His group is conservative
only in their belief in laissez-faire
"These groups are picking up
support because of Viet Nam. Peo-
ple are developing an unreasoned
patriotism which causes them to
ride on the coattails of YAF's ar-
dent patriotism," Anderson says.
Campus. conservatives seem to
have special scorn for their liberal
counterparts. The Free Society As-
sociation, another highly conserva-
tive group, has published a pam-
phlet "Protest" describing the stu-
dent rebel. They begin their book-
let with a picture of a jeering
rebel looking unshaven and long-
haired. They describe these rebels
as "student dropouts, and campus
hangers-on," and voice scorn for
the motives of the student left.
"They feel any tactic is a good

tactic if it creates maximum sen-
sation, disturbance, or just plain
noise. Civil disobedience has be-
come a tactic leading towards full-
scale revolution," the pamphlet
Special venom is reserved for
teach-ins. They are described as
"all night marathons by non-ex-
perts. The new left leaders pre-
fer one-sided indoctrination ses-
sions to more or less objective de-
Whether antagonistic, silent, or
extremist, the conservatives are
still a force on campus. Though
the disasters of the 1964 elections
have caused them to revamp their
organizations and re-articulate
their goals, they have not lost
their fervor. Underneath their vo-
ciferous accusations they present
many basic questions which as yet
remain unanswered.

servative groups

state that they

President Rebuffed;
Full $190 Million
Appropriation Sought
A House Education subcommit-
tee yesterday unanimously reject-
ed President Lyndon Johnson's
proposal that funds for National
Defense Education Act loans be
slashed by $40 million.
In recommending that the full
$190 million originally proposed
for NDEA be appropriated, the
subcommittee also threw out a
section of the Administration bill
which would have made loans
available only when a college
proved that it could not obtain
loan funds for its students from
private or state sources
$190 million had originally been
proposed for NDEA for the 1967
fiscal year which begins July 1.
President Johnson in his January
budget message proposed that
NDEA be eliminated entirely for
the coming year in favor of a new
program of federally-sponsored
private loans. This proposal met
with vigorous oppositin from uni-
versity loan administrators, who
felt that private lenders would not
be willing to participate, and from
members of Congress.
President Retreats
On March 1, the President re-
treated from his earlier position
and proposed in a message to
Congress that NDEA be partially
restored for upcoming year with
the phase-out delayed until the
1968 fiscal year.
That same day, Rep. Adam
Clayton Powell (D-NY) submitted
a bill that would restore $150 mi-
lion to the NDEA program. In
addition to the fund cut, the
Powell bill made several changes
in the program that nas operated
since 1958:
=Students would be "encour-
aged" to seek loans from sources
other than NDEA;
-The federal Commissioner of
Education would be' authorized to
call in any promissory notes held
by schools for NDEA loans, with
the university acting only as the
agent of the government in col-
lecting on .the notes. In the past.
schools participating in the NDEA
program held their own notes and
used repayments for new loans;
-After Sept. 30, 1966, 90 per
cent of all NDEA repayments
would have to be turned over to
the Office of Education. The 10
per cent put up by the school as
matching funds would be retained
by the colleges. The original date
under the NDEA amendments of
1965 for universities to begin turn-
ing over repayments to Washing-
ton had been 1969. The University
anticipates approximately $115,000
in repayments for the coming
Changes Unclear
It was not immediately clear
which, if any, of these changes had
been affected by the subcommittee.
Rep. Edith Green (D-Ore),
chairman of the education sub-
committee, said that the motion
passed expresses determination "to
continue the present student loan
program at it has been in the past
for the next fiscal year."
Decision Soon
"There has been tremendous

SGC Votes
1 Ip.midigan ail To Postpone


THE REGENTS ARE EXPECTED to issue a statement com-
mending Regent Eugene B. Power and make a "significant
announcement" concerning plans for the residential college at
their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. today. Gov. George Romney
accepted Power's resignation Tuesday after an attorney general's
opinion ruled that Power's business connection with University
Microfilms Inc. constituted a technical conflict of interest with
his duties as Regent.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY agreed yesterday to submit
all building plans to the State Controller's Office for approval.
Public Act 124, which was enacted in 1965, requires that contract
and bidding arrangements also be made through the Controller's
Office. Wayne State and the University were alone in protesting
the law, challenging its constitutionality. Funds for University
buildings are being withheld by the state because the University
refuses to comply. Executive Vice-President Marvin Niehuss made
no comment.
HELEN HAYES WILL APPEAR in the Professional Theatre
Program's Fifth Anniversary Fall Festival with the APA Repertory
Company next Sept. 20-Nov. 6. The APA will premiere a new
production of Jean-Paul Sartre's "The Flies." In a triple premiere
of three short plays, the company will do Yeats' "The Cat and
the Moon," de Ghelderode's "Escurial" and Johnson's "Sweet of
You To Say So."
Miss Hayes will appear in three productions of past seasons
with subscribers being able to choose one of the following:
"School for Scandal," "Right You Are" and "We, Comrades
Subscriptions will be available beginning Monday, March 21
in the PTP office at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
* * * *
FOUR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS have been awarded Dan-
forth Graduate Fellowships this year, Prof. Alan T. Gaylord of
the English department announced recently. They are Evelyn
Falkenstein, '65; Stanley A. Kaplowitz, '68; Kenneth L. Verosub,
'65; and George Abbott White, '65.
Gaylord, who is the liaison officer at the University for the
Danforth Foundation, said that the scholarships are awarded
on the basis of scholarship, strong commitment to college teach-
ing, and an interest in the development and values of the college
The Danforth Foundation was founded by William H. Dan-
forth, a former chairman of the board of the Ralston-Purina Co.,
and defines itself as "an educational foundation interested in
religion." It awarded 120 Danforth fellowships this year to stu-
dents across the nation. The fellowships pay graduate school
tuition and are renewable up to a maximum of four years, with
additional amounts available for married students and dependents.
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. (AP)-Irishman Eddie MacCarron of
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, celebrated St. Patrick's Day by ap-
pearing behind the counter of his coffee shop with his hair
dyed bright green.

Council Asks To See
Draft Before Funds
To Be Appropriated j
Student Government C o u n c i 1
moved last night to postpone a
$400 appropriation to the Student
Housing Association f o r the
printing costs of its legal pamph-
let titled "Students, Leases, Land-
The pamphlet, a joint project
of SGC and SHA, represents the
first major effort on the part of
SGC to inform the student body
as to their general legal rights in
the area of leasee-lessor relation-
Five thousand copies of the 12
page pamphlet, which was sched-
uled to go to the printers today,
were to have been distributed on
campus the last week of March.
See Book First
Council member Steve Schwartz,
'68, objected to the motion to
grant the funds on the grounds
that none of the Council members
had seen a draft of the pamphlet,
and so had not had an opportunity
to see whether it "is approaching
all the questions we want it to
approach." He felt that there may
be an overlap between it and the
Off Campus Housing booklet pre-
pared by the University.
SGC presidential candidate Ed
Robinson, '67, stated that he
"voted to postpone so that we
could see the exact copy, check it
for ambiquities which would hit
us as laymen perhaps more than
it would a lawyer, and then okay
the expenditure for a booklet
which is necessary and worth-
Conflicting Opinions
Bod Bodkin, '67E, and Neill Hol-
lenshead, '67, SGC presidential
and vice-presidential candidates,,
issued a joint statement saying
that "we are disappointed that
certain members, by voting for
postponement, would not accept
the compromise proposal presented
by the president of SOC.
SGC President Gary Cunning-
ham, '66, had earlier proposed an
amendment to the motion stating
that the funds be appropriated
after presidential review of the
motion. .

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
THE ENGINEERING COLLEGE CONFERRED an honorary degree yesterday on Dr. Simon Ramo
at a convocation of engineering students and teachers. A number of awards were given to outstand-
ing students of the Engineering College at the same time. President Harlan Hatcher was present at
the ceremonies. Ramo also spoke on the use of computers today in the social sciences.
Computers To Do Routine:
Allow Man Higher Study

Set Up Plans
On Viet Nam
Protest Days
Unauthorized VOICE
Rally Held on Diag;
Violates Regents Rule
Campus Viet Nam protests drew
public attention twice yesterday,
as the Ann Arbor Viet Nam Day
Committee finalized plans' for Its
participation in the International
Days of Protest March 25-26 and
Voice Political Party held an un-
authorized noon rally on the Diag.
At a mass meeting last night,
the Viet Nam committee decided
-Hold a Diag rally on March
25, at which faculty and students
will speak on the United States'
involvement in Viet Nam, general
foreign policy, the war's effect on
the people at home and the over-
all impact of the worldwide pro-
test movement.
--March from the rally to the
Ann Arbor draft board where pro-
testors will picket, distribute leaf-
lets, and present their reasons for
protest on paper to the officials
-Go to Detroit March 26 to
participate in the Protest Days
march and picketing of the "Jef-
ferson-Jackson Day Dinner at Co-
bo Hall,'and
-Carry on a program of general
education on the Viet Nam situa-
tion which will include a group of
the committee members answering
individual questions on the Diag
March 25.
A sympathy vigil will be held by
the Women for Peace in an un-
determined public place for those
students and citizens unable to at-
tend the march in Detroit.
The earlier Voice rally was not
ai.horized as usual by the Office
of Student Affairs because Voice
officials refused tc. sign a state-
ment saying they wouild Inform
their guest speakers tha a %eents
bylaw forbids any speaker to ad-
vocate violation of state or fed-
eral law. Heretofore, a Voice
spokesman said, Voice has been
permitted to attach a rider to the
statement to indicate that it con-
siders the provision unconstitu-
tional and will therefore tell the
speaker to ignore it.
However, this time J. Duncan
Sells, director of student organiza-
tions, ruled that the rider does
not conform to the intent of the
Regents' bylaw. Although the OSA
made no attempt to prevent the
rally, Sells sent a memo to Stu-
dent Government Council last
night pointing out Voice's viola-
tion of University rules.

The application of technology
in solving social problems will al-
low man to study the complex
intellectual aspects of our society
while relegating the routine work
to computers, Simon Ramo, in-
dustrialist, scientist and educator,
said yesterday at the annual en-
gineering college honors convoca-
Ramo who spoke on "The Com-
ing Technological Society" was
afterwards awarded an honorary
Doctor of Engineering degree by
University President H a r 1 a n
In his speech, Ramo emphasized
that the world is becoming in-
creasingly fast-paced, complex
and interacting, and it "urgently
requires solutions to the problems
of its physical operations of pro-
duction, communication, transpor-
tation and resources control and

Economic Problem: .Cure for Inflation
Could Involve. Halt to High Employment

However, Ramo stressed that "a
match between the need for solu-
tions and the ability to formulate
solutions exists, so science and so-
ciety" will progress together and
enjoy the benefits that technology
can bring.
Society's social maturation to
technical advances will require
three changes.
-The average citizen has to be-
come more sophisticated in certain
aspects of science and technology.
-The citizenry must be aware',
of exactly where the imbalances
between technological and socio-
logical progress exist.
-A professional group of tech-
no-sociologists must equate social
needs and desires with technical
Technological Fallacies
Ramo then analyzed some of the
misconceptions that current so-
ciety has with regards to a tech-
nological future. The "computer
will replace man" fallacy is a strik-
ing' example of a major miscon-
ception. Ramo said that the com-
puter will simply "extend the brain
power of man," but not control
him. He feels the great miscon-
ception lies in viewing the compu-
ter as a competitor, rather than a
partner of man.
Another fallacious notion that
Rama attacked was that self ini-
tiative and free enterprise will die
away. However, Ramo felt that a
new kind of free enterprise will
result, with consumers having a
wider range and freedom of choice
than ever before.
All consumers will have to do
to indicate their desire for a par-
ticular product will be to "sign
with their thumbprint" upon see-
ing the product advertised on two-
way television or use their tele-
phone to dial in their requests.
Not All Mechanized
Ramo does not foresee in the
future a totally mechanized so-
ciety with moving sidewalks which
many have forecasted. The costs of
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will ensue. will be a "golden era
where science and technology will
be used for the good of man."
The awards given at the convo-
cation were the following:
Outstanding achievement wards,
at the undergraduate level- Jacob
Arbel, '66E; Richard Bawol, UE;
Michael Broome, '66F;' Clifford
Greve, '66E; Thomas Lacchia, '66
E; Ralph Lucas, '66E; Norman
Mack, '66E; Norman Otto, '67E;
Richard Pettit, '67E; William Pol-
lock, '66E; Mary Tiffany, '67E;
Nicholas Vagelatos, '67E, and
George Workman, '66E.
Outstanding achievement wards
at the graduate level - Walter
Biggs, Patrick Cassen, Pin-Yu
Chang, James Davidson, Subhash
Goel, Neil Greene, William Mac-
Beth, Jon Moore, Carl Popelar,
Stuart Schwartz, David Scrubbs:
Andrew Teller and Iee White.
Singleton Award-Samuel Ful-
ler, '68E.
Tau Beta Pi Award - Robert
Bodkin, '67E.
Andrew Kucher Prize - Paul
Liscom, '66E.
Distinguished Scholar Award -
William Pollock, '66E.

Students To Elect Delegates
To 19th USNSA Congress.

"At our level, inflation is mainly
a problem for rich people," Prof.
Daniel B. Suits of the economics
department said of the most talk-
ed stumbling block confronting
the U.S. economy.
He said, during a recent inter-
view, that at this point the thrust
of efforts to combat inflation
would be to "halt the present
trend toward a high level of em-
ployment"-trading "a rich man's
or college professor's comfort for
the unemployed's well being."

pool of unemployed, and workers
sticking with the jobs they have,
wage increases are small. In pros-
perous times, with the pool of
unemployed small and workers
more willing to quit jobs in search
of a better one, employers are
forced to bid higher for labor.
The cost of producing goes up, and
so does the price.
Thus "with high unemployment,
wages and prices rise slowly; as
the level of unemployment falls,
wages and prices rise more
But "the cure of one problem,
i.n -nl--manf --n-ac ilh nfbo

there is eight per cent unemploy-,
While at the eight per cent level,
30-40 per cent of the labor force
experiences unemployment at
some time of the year, and-par-
ticular segments are very hard
hit. For example, at that level a
majority of the teen Negro labor
force in Detroit is out of work.
Suits said that the people hit by
unemployment are largely inarti-
culate, and thus you do not hear
their complaints. Inflation does
hurt some "little people," those
who are retired and those on fixed
inrna hi,. rasr nr- ad in

is a definite possibility. "But sub-
stantial tax increases, or other
anti-inflationary measures would,
in my opinion, be a premature in-
terruption of our progress in re-
ducing unemployment. It is an
attempt to protect the buying
power of a college professor's in-
come at the cost of a worker's
Asked about the direction of in-
flation if the war in Viet Nam
intensifies, he answered "increas-
ing the amount of manpower and
resources devoted to the war would
of course, tend to push us beyond
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Students will elect four delegates
from a field of seven candidates
to the 19th annual National Stu-
dent Congress of the United States
National S t ud e n t s Association
March 23. The University's four
other delegates to the congress willj
be appointed by Student Govern-
ment Council.
Running in the March 23 elec-
tion are the following: Charles
ononnr '66- Ronna Jo Magy. '67:

The University chapter of US-
NSA has, in the past, acted as a
liaison between other schools and
Michigan which is one of the lead-
ing members of the organization.
According to three of the candI-
dates, Miss Magy, Hornberger and
Resnick, the NSA chapter here
has done little in the past year.
"The University chapter has
fallen apart since Sue Orrin, a
past NSA coordinator, left. NSA
has ceased to function on this

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