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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


'U' Students
Voting Right
* Cutler Responds to
Brinkerhoff Letter
To City Republicans
Acting Managing Editor
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs Richard L. Cutler last night
reaffirmed the University's posi-
tion favoring student participation
in city elections, as long as they,
meet slegal registration require-
Cutler's statement came in a
response to a letter distributed to
Republican voters by James Brink-
erhoff, director of plant expansion
in the Office of Business and Fi-
nance. Brinkerhoff, campaign
* chairman for 2nd -Ward Republi-
can City Council candidate James
Riecker. In the letter, Brinker-
hoff voiced fears that students
might "steal the election" because
many of them registered for the
first time this year.
Cutler said:
"Mr. Brinkerhoff's statement
does not represent an official po-
sition of the University. Any stu-
dent who meets the legal require-
ments for registration has the
same right to vote as any other
The Brinkerhoff letter urged all
Republicans to vote, even by ab-
sentee ballot if necessary, because
of the heavy student registration
in the ward.
"Lest non-residents steal the
April 4 election, every effort must
be made to support our outstand-
ing candidate for City Council.. ."
Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont de-
clined to repudiate the statement
made in the letter, but he empha-
sized the statement was made by
Brinkerhoff in his role as a pri-
vate citizen rather than a Univer-
sity official.
Pierpont said "any citizen has
the right to express his views as a
citizen." He added that he did not
agree that Brinkerhoff's statement
might be interpreted as being in
conflict with the University posi-
tion favoring voting by legally
qualified students.
Democratic 2nd Ward candidate
Dean Douthat expressed shock
that "Brinkerhoff could reflect
this kind of attitude about stu-
dents for whose welfare he's sup-
posed to be looking out. Most stu-
dent voters are graduates, many
of whom have been in Ann Arbor
for six years."
"This is a terribly divisive let-
ter which pits class against class
and implies a 'second-class citizen-
ship' attitude toward students,"
Douthat said.
Riecker, the Republican candi-
date, is an officer of the Ann Ar-
bor Bank.
"Is he willing to accept the de-
posits but deny the voting rights
of certain qualified voters? Is he
willing to finance construction of
housing for some qualified voters
as long as those voters have no
voice in the zoning and building
codes which affect their hous-
ing?" Douthat asked.
Riecker contended that he had
"tried to encourage people to vote
who were legally entitled to do so."
He argued, however, that the
vote in itself is not the answer to
the problem of student grievances.
He urged that attempts should be
made to work through the Univer-
sity to create better housing con-
ditions "through a larger supply,
which would increase competition
and reduce prices.

"After all, the University is re-
sponsible for you people," he said.

not be cut by the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to
a highly-placed Lansing source. He indicated that the University
will probably receive more funds than the amount recommended
by Gov. George Romney. There is no indication what action the
House Appropriations Committee will take, but in the past the
group has been more liberal on appropriations requests than
the Senate committee.
Hearings on the University's appropriations will begin next
week in the Senate. According to a Senate source, "We are dis-
gusted with the University's tuition increase coming on the heels
of the highest appropriation ever, but I don't see how the interests
of higher education would be served by an appropriation decrease."
awarded to the University for financially needy students, Rep.
Weston E. Vivian (D-Mich) announced yesterday. The grants
will go to an estimated 340 students who "would not, but for the
grants, be financially able to attend college and who show evi-
dence of academic or creative promise." To qualify for the
award, the students must be accepted for enrollment as full-time
undergraduates or already be enrolled and in good standing as
ticipate in the inauguration of Roger W. Heyns as chancellor of
the Berkeley campus of the University of California tomorrow.
Hatcher will speak on behalf of the Association of American
Universities, of which he is immediate past president, and will
offer congratulations to Heyns who was until last August vice-
president for academic affairs at the University.
FULL-TIME STUDENTS SEEKING a continuation of their
Selective Service deferment must carry enough work to qualify
then for graduation in the usual length of time, draft officials
have told college representatives. Twelve hours per term is com-
monly accepted as the minimal level of a full-time student.
There have been reports recently that students would be
required to complete 30 credit hours each calendar year in order
to retain 2-S deferments. According to the American Council on
Education, there is no such specific stipulation as long as the
student graduates in the normal four-year period. Thus, a stu-
dent who carries 35 credit hours one year and 25 hours the
next year would still be considered a full-time student as long as
his date of graduation remains unchanged.
part of the International Days of Protest, March 25-26. 10 to 15
University students plan to leave about noon tomorrow and arrive
in Detroit at 4:00 Saturday to join the march down Woodward
Ave. to Cobo Hall. The Detroit Committee to End the War in
Viet Nam is co-ordinating the march with the picketing of Cobo
Hall, where the Democratic party is holding its Jefferson-Jackson
Day dinner. At 8:00 Saturday night, Thomas Hayden, founder of
Students for a Democratic Society and former Daily editor, will
speak to the participants in front of Cobo Hall.
at 3:15 p.m. in Aud. A of Angell Hall, sponsored by the student
legal defense committee on "Dissent and the Draft." Hart, along
with Regent Irene Murphy and Prof. Ross Wilhelm will discuss
the Selective Service reclassification of ten-University students
and the validity of current Selective Service policies.
* * * *
IF A $375 MILLION ATOM SMASHER is awarded to Ann
Arbor, the community stands to gain about $540 million a year in
extra business, Washington economists predicted yesterday. The
list of potential sites for the nuclear complex was narrowed this
week to six, including Ann Arbor.
Meanwhile, Prof. Lawrence Jones of the physics department
urged that Congress provide the necessary funds to get the facility
started. He and other high energy physicists have worked and
studied with each of the two design groups who proposed the
200-billion electron volt accelerator.
Jones said he hoped the Atomic Engery Commission would
select a final site on the basis of two major criteria: quality of
the community as a place for family living and the excellence
of the nearby academic institution. He said physicists agree the
giant facility should be built."promptly."
* * * *
dents to serve on the Student Committee on Presidential Selec-
tion was given yesterday by Graduate Student Council. Student
Government Council has yet to act on the recommendations which
were announced Monday, but it is scheduled to act at a meeting







al Race
Wins Ps
With 3, to 2
REACH Candidates
Take Majority of
Six Council Positions
Edward Robinson, '67, won a
smashing victory last night over
REACH candidate Robert Bodkin,
'67E, in the Student Government
Council presidency election.
Robinson and his running mate,
Cindy Sampson, '69, ran up more
than a three-to-two margin over
Bodkin and Neill Hollenshead, '67,
REACH vice-presidential candi-
REACH candidates, however,
achieved the top three positions
omas R. Copi in the contest for five one-year
Union. The terms on SGC.
ce-president Fred Smith, '67, led the group
with Dick Wingfield, '67, and Marg
Asman, '68, running close behind.
eBob Smith, '68, an independent
IB ? candidate, wonthe fourth seat
while incumbent Ruth Baumann,
running on the SCOPE ticket,
took, the fifth position.
Michael Dean, '67, fourth can-
didate on the REACH slate, came
in sixth. He will fill the seat
vacated by Robinson, serving until
,1 as each of the next SGC election in the fall.
Ltes hascon- Donald Resnick, '68, lead the
race for the elections to the Unit-
independent ed States National Student Asso-
eil and newly ciation. Filling the other three
job of SGC elected positions were Charles
wn and decide Cooper, '66; Ronna Jo Magy, '67,
ut the issues. and Bruce Wasserstein, '67.
vert ideas into Bob McFarland, '68, was victor-
tion." ious over .Roger Rosema, '68PE,
7, Scope can- for the student seat on the Board
who was re- in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
on Council, letics.
t thing now is In the contest for three student
ipation in the positions on the Board in Control
the University. of Student Publications. Steve
ave more in- Schwartz, '68, Bill Bullard, '68L,
SGC must also and Stephen Berkowitz, Grad,
must a were elected.
U tU~U

TABULATION OF SGC BALLOTS (at left) continued late into the night yesterday at the Election headquarters in the
I final winners of the top posts were (on right): Edward Robinson, '67, president of SGC, and Cindy Sampson,'68, executive vi
Rfobinison on Victory: SGC ".To
Actvist, InvolvedinEverythi
By BETSY TURNER Concerning the question of him a fine and successful year. We the president as we
"It's like when Carnegie Tech whether the council can function believe strongly in the value of the elected candida
, effectively with Robinson as presi- student government devoted to at- tracted."
beats Notre Dame by 70 points." dent and the majority of members tacking problems of the student. Bob Smith '67,
Someone in the crowd muttered as elected to council representing We both intend to continue work-cdida fo
Stood watchig the totals go up REACH political party, Smith said ing in council toward this goal. We I cndidate o coun
Rnetton.A thenaes Bodkn ant I think the council will be able look forward to working with all right now is to sit do
Robinson. And that's just about to function well since all the mem- newly elected council members and it gols to wor o
what happened. Ed Robinson, '67.,esbt el lcedadtoeitn oshr u xe'ec ts goals and work c
ndee ddte rs- sbothnewlyelectedandthseitenthsh n ares' experience Then SGC must con'
independent candidate for piress- finishing out their terms are in- with them in all areas."pstv laso c
dent of Student Government terested in getting things done positive plans of ac
Council, led from the beginning. Our job now is to find the issues Dick Wingfield, '67, newly elect- Ruth Baumann, '6

Commenting on his victory, Rob- and start to work."
inson said, "SGC is going to be Bob Bodkin, '67. and Neill Hol-
involved in everything. We're go- lenshead, '67. REACH candidates
ing to have an activist SGC in s for president and vice-president
the sense that it will push its who were defeated last night said,
programs through the proper "We have submitted the issues of
channels and enlarge the channels this election to the voters and
their response has been decisive.

ed council member, and REACH
candidate, said, "I am disappoint-
ed in the caliber of the campaign
for this election. However,ethis
disappointment is only retro-
spective. I intend to work closely
with those elected to' build an SGC
oriented toward more substantive
matters than the campus ap-
parently considered in this elec-
tion. This is a commitment that

didate for council
turned to her seat
said, "The impor'tant
to get student partic
decision making of t
The student must b
fluence on campus.
investigate issues
campus and begint
real voice of the stu
issues as well."

As far as specific programs are
concerned, Robinson intends to
push for the use of federal money
for housing and also University
building of apartments on Uni-
versity land. On the academic lev-
el, departmental committees with
students majoring in particular
areas and also graduate students
participating are planned.
SGC will also work for changes
in the area of counseling. One of
the main changes will be the hir-
ing of professional, full time psy-
chological counselors at least at
the freshman and sophomore lev-
Also commenting on the elec-
tion, Fred Smith, '67, REACH can-
didate for council and one of the
top vote getters, said, "The main
objective now is to make council
an effective working body. REACH
as an organized group can act as
a liaison between the student and
the council. It can feel the pulse
of the student body and find the
issues that the students are really
concerned about."

Neill and I extend our warmest
congratulations to Ed and wish

to act as the
dents on these

Education Appropriations Bill
To Reach House Floor in April


Explanations for, UFO Sighltings Grow

The House Appropriations Com-
mittee plans to report to the floor
the education appropriations bill
April 28, Congressman Weston E.
Viviai said yesterday. Included in
the irequest are funds for higher
education student loans.
But under normal congressional
procedure, final actionwould not
be taken on the bill until at least
the middle of May, and no funds
for student loans would actually
be available until that time.
Meanwhile, a bill to authorize
continuation of the National De-
fense Education Act through the
1967 fiscal year remains before
the House Education and Labor
Committee. Last Thursday a sub-
committee of the Education Coin-
mittee, bucking the wishes of the
Johnson administration, recom-
mended authorization of $190 mil-
lion for next year's NDEA pro-
gram. The subcommittee also pro-
posed operational changes in the
Johnson proposal.
Procedural Changesj
The President had requested
only a $150 million authorization
and had also asked a number of
procedural changes in the pro-
gram. For example, under the ad-
miiistration bill, a college would
qualify for NDEA funds only after
it had proved that no student loan
funds were available from any
other sources. The subcommittee,
however, resolved to keep the pro-
gram "as it has been" in past
Vivian said that there is "virtu-

Vivian said that he was attempt-
ing to contact officials in the fed-
eral Office of Education to find
out if any action is planned to
speed passage or to provide some
sort of emergency provisions for
schools such as. the University,
where the trimester system re-
quires loan commitments to be
ready within the next few weeks. .
Loan Crisis
The crisis in student loans arose
out of President Johnson's Janu-'
ary proposal to replace the NDEA
with a new program of federally-
subsidized, privately - financed
loans established under the High-
er Education Act of 1965.
This proposal met with protests
from college loan administrators
who claimed that banks would be
unwilling to loan funds to students
under the provisions of the act

and that the program could not be
set up in time for the coming aca-
demic year.
Vivian said that when the loan
program was incorporated in the
Higher Education Act last year, he
and other congressmen received
insurance that the plan had been
endorsed by the major American
banking associations. On this
assurance, he added, the privately-
financed loans seemed feasible.
However, on a local level, he add-
ed, banks failed to participate in
the program.
In response to pressure from col-
leges and from Congress, the Pres-
ident on March 1 retreated from
his earlier position and asked for
$150 million for NDEA. It was
this bill that the subcommittee
rejected last week in favor of the
full appropriation.

*Ed Robinson' 67......... 2800
Robert Bodkin '67E,.....1847
Council Seats
*Fred Smith '67..........1984
'Dick Wingfield '67......1832
*Marg Asman '68 ...-...1721
*Bob Smith '67 .... . 1640
*Ruth Baumann '68......1513
*Mike Dean '67......,..1404
Dan Okrent '69.....,....881
John Kelly '68 ..678
Cheryl Dembe '68 .....:600
*Donald Resnick '68 ...:. 1943
*Charles Cooper, '66 ......1899
*Ronna Jo Magy '67".."..1824
*Bruce Wasserstein '67 .. 1688
Lee Hornberger '66,......1618
James Wall '66,.........1566
Malinda Schaill '67 ......1327
*Bob McFarland '68 ......2511
Roger Rosema '68PE .... 1314
*Steve Schwartz '68 ..... 1975
*Steve Berkowitz, Grad .. 1699
*Bill Bullard '68L.......1525
Edward Herstein, 66 .... 1414
Durlin Hickok '69.....1232

1 .,.,

Speculation over the current
rash of reports concerning uniden-
tified flying objects (UFO's) has
mounted in recent days, with
several authorities offering pos-
sible explanations for the sight-
Three professors at various
Michigan universities, as well as
a U.S. Representative and a De-
tective Captain, have given pos-
sible accounts for the observations.
U.S. Rep. Weston E. Vivian (D-
Ann Arbor) offered his theory
yesterday, saying that the "flying
saucers" might be government
r. w arnh irmIi

the Astronomy Department, pos-
tulated that the University's radio
telescope on Peach Mountain
north of Dexter might account
for the Dexter Township reports.
Bidelman explained that the red
and green lights described by the
observers might be caused by a
reflection or auroral displays on
the gridded dish of the telescope.
He added that aurora are influ-
enced by the solar (sun spot)
cycle, which has been compara-
tively active in the last week.
"I feel certain that it was a
natural phenomenon," Bidelman
said, "although maybe not or-

of Dearborn Observatory at North-
western University, set up head-
quarters at Selfridge Air Force
Base in Mt. Clemens yesterday, in
an attempt to make further in-
vestigations into reports of flying
Hynek interviewed at least 12
people connected with the ob-
servations, and spoke to the county
civil defense director and 87 coeds'
involved in the Hillsdale sightings.
Hynek said that the basic fact
he had discovered so far was that
"people all agree on hovering
lights on the unidentified object,
but they are hazy about the ob-
iect's shape."

Dective Capt. Louis Rosenau
said Wednesday his department
believed five teenagers purchased
weather balloons and put gas in
them, and attached them to rail-
road flares. These flares, he said,
burn with a brilliant light for 15
to 30 minutes.
Whether or not the proposed#
solutions adequately account for
the "flying saucers" is still an
open question, however. No single
theory has been able to accom-
modate all the observations re-
As of now, no armed service or
civilian company has reported

Dorm Services May Be Cut
To Hold Down Rising Costs

Curtailment of residence hall
services is likely to be adopted
next year as a method of holding
down dormitory expenses during
a period of increasing costs, ac-
cording to Director of Residence
Halls Eugene Haun.
Among moves contemplated by
dormitory administrators are:
" Adopting a system in which
students would bus their own trays

were increasing dormitory room
and board fees and lowering qual-
ity of food standards in dormitory
Haun said that a decrease in
student job openings would not
deprive opportunities for employ-
ment from students dependent on
residence hall employment for
Judith Klein, '66, president of
the University of Michigan Stu-
dent Economic Union, said that it

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