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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom











American consumers have be-
come much less optimistic since
the first of this year.
The latest quarterly survey con-
ducted by the University's Survey
Research Center (SRC) in August
reveals that widespread awareness
of rising prices and high interest
rates have caused many people to
doubt whether prosperity will con-
tinue, the University News Service
Consumer intentions to make
major purchases, however, remain
almost unchanged from a year
Voice Holds

The SRC Index of Consumer
Sentiment has declined from its
high of 103.2, reached in August
1965, to 95.8 in May 1966 and 91.1
in August 1966. This drop is sim-
See Related Story, Page 10
ilar to Index movements recorded
prior to the recessions of 1958 and
1960. For example, the Index fell
from 100.2 in December 1956 to
92.9 in June 1957 and 83.7 in De-
cember 1957.
Profs. George Katona and Eva
Mueller of the Economics Depart-

ment, directors of the nationwidet
survey, emphasize that these data
might be misleading because con-
sumer demand is influenced by
both changes in attitudes and
changes in consumer's ability to
buy. "Even though consumer at-
titudes have turned down, people
continue to have the money to
support a high level of discre-
tionary spending," they point out.
"Income, even in real terms and
per capita, was much lower in
1957 and 1960 than today. More-
over, consumers are now much
more accustomed to continuous


;ood times than in those past personal financial situation a year cent a year ago. that tight money and higher in-
rears." from now have become less favor- Yet relatively few people be- terest rates have an adverse effect
With the economy in its sixth able. lieved A on business. The survey showed
rear of continuous expansion, the The deterioration in people's that these opinions have greatly
>roportion of families reporting notions about the business out- sion would come soon. contributed to the worsening inj
ncome increases remained very I look is somewhat more pronounced Price increases, past and ex- consumer sentiment.
nigh in August, the SRC report than that with respect to their pected, are now the consumer's Since late in 1965, a majority
tates, own finances, the SRC report greatest worry. Nine out of ten of consumers have believed that
At the same time the survey re- states. A majority continue to be- people expect prices to go up dur- the war in Viet Nam has a favor-1
realed a decline in the proportion lieve that times will be good dur- ing the coming year, and more able influence on domestic busi-
)f people who feel they are better ing the next 12 months, but more than one-third expect price in- ness. But a further increase in the
Dff financially than a year ago, people than earlier this year now creases of more than five per cent cost of the war is viewed as having1
and an increase in the proportion foresee bad times. in 12 months. Nearly two-thirds an adverse influence by a majority
;aying they are worse off, pri- A recession was thought "likely of all consumers know about the of those with an opinion.
narily because of inflation. to happen again" by 32 per cent increase in interest rates, and a "The proportion of families ex-J
People's expectations about their of all families, as against 20 per majority of this group believes pressing an intention to buy a carI



L cjiI igau ailyi

Protest Presence
Of Plainclothes
Police on Campus
4yMembers of Voice Political Par-
ty staged an all-night sleep-in
last night in the office of Wilbur
K. Pierpont, vice-president and
chief financial officer.
From five to 30 members of the
organization maintained the vig-
il, which they threatened to con-
tinue until their demand for a
meeting with Pierpont is met.
They are trying to force a
change in the University's pres-
ent policy of calling on plain-
clothes officers of the Ann Arbor;
police department during recent
political demonstrations.
Pierpont refused to see mem-
bers because, a University source
said, he feels Cutler should be the
students' contact with the admin-:
istration. He was not personally
available for comment. h r
"The policemen are there for
the sole purpose of watching over
Slife and property whenever it ap-
pears threatened," said Richard L.
Cutler, vice-president for student
affairs, last night.
The students charge that Cutler
has in effect turned down a two-,
week-old petition to investigate
the University's position on the
* police issue.
Cutler maintains that not only
are all the University's vice-presi-
dents discussing the issue "seri-
ously, sincerely and in accord with
the established orderly processes
of the University" but that "there
are two clear channels for stu-
dent interest of this sort, my of-
fice and the student relations sub-
committee of the Faculty Assem-
"Both of these channels are
The Voice Members have asked J.
Duncan Sells, director of student
activities and organizations, to
arrange a meeting between them-
selves, the student relations sub-
committee and vice-presidents
Cutler and Pierpont to discuss the
issue. They say they will not
leave Pierpont's office until they
are assured of such a meeting.
Sells had not been able to ar-
range the meeting by last night,
although tentative plans for a
meeting between Voice members
and members of the student rela-
tions subcommittee were laid.
Cutler would not comment on his
reaction to such a meeting.
Voice members say the issue
centers around the "harassment
and intimidation" they say they
have recieved from the plain-
clothesmen. They charge the of-
ficers have taken photographs ex-

Late World News
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-THE $1.75 BILLION antipoverty bill was
passed by the House last night, but it tightened congressional
control over the program and added curbs on spending.
Passage came after Republicans, rebuffed in their efforts to
make any major changed in the bill, tried to kill it outright and
momentarily succeeded.
The bill now goes to the Senate, which takes up a $2.5 billion
version of the, measure today that is $750 million over President
Johnson's budget request.
SAN FRANCISCO-Armed National Guardsmen moved out
of a riot-ripped area here last night as young Negro volunteers
sanctioned by city officials undertook peace patrol duties. In St.
Louis, about 100 civil rights marchers, chanting "black power"
and "police brutality" protested the shooting of a Negro prisoner
apd then dispersed.
It was the third straight day of racial unrest in both the
cities. Police, by mutual agreement, kept their forces on the
Hunter's Point district's main commercial street in San Fran-
cisco while the volunteer Negroes, wearing armbands provided
by police, patrolled residential areas.
The demonstrators in St. Louis marched on a police head-
quarters, with at least one arrest made when a Negro youth
threw rocks. The St. Louis chapter of the Congress of Racial
Equality called for another demonstration Saturday night.
THE UNIVERSITY WILL ASK the state for $24,151,000 for'
new construction and remodeling, and enlargement of several
other older buildings, in 1967-68.
The capital outlay request, already approved by the Regents,
will be transmitted to the state budget office today.
In accordance with state requirements, the University will
also provide the state with descriptions of each of the proposed
building projects for the coming year and a projection of build-
ing needs for the next five years. The five year projection, includ-
ing next year's request, totals $149 million.
** *~ *
THE MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE Company will perform at
Hill Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 28 under the auspices of the
Professional Theatre Program, Robert C. Schnitzer, executive
director, announced today.-
Ann Arbor will be one of 30 U.S. cities to be visited by the
unique troupe on its first tour of the country in 15 years..Miss
Graham, America's greatest dancing-actress, has been honored by
heads of government on practically every continent.
EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS from throulhout the state
are coming here today to attend the 49th annual meeting of the
University Press Club of Michigan. The theme for the meeting is
"The People Problem."
Lloyd Wendt, editor of Chicago's American, one of the major
Midwest daily newspapers, will give the main dinner address at
6:30 p.m. in the Union. In a talk entitled "Problems of Law and
Order,", Wendt will review Chicago's modern police methods and
deal with the question of whether respect for law and order is
possible under today's prevailing conditions.
Vice-president for Student Affairs Richard L. Cutler will dis-
cuss the student activist and why he is different from the pre-
World War II college student at 12:15 p.m. today in the Anderson
Room of the Union.

-Daly-Chuck Soberman
The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Josef Blatt, performed last night at Hill Auditorium.nThe all-student group
performed works by Haydn, Schumann, and Ravel. The concert was free and sponsored by the School of Music.
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or a large household appliance re-
mained almost unchanged against
a year ago, although an increasing
proportion says that now is a bad
time to buy these items," the SRC
report states. "They believe this
because of high prices as well as
tight money and high interest
"On the other hand, there has
been a considerable increase in
the proportion of people believing
that the prospect of rising prices
is an argument for buying dur-
ables now."
Queried By
Policy Previously
Unrecognized; Haber
Expresses Concern
Asserting the need for investi-
gatory action, Dean William Ha-
ber of the Literary College ex-
pressed conditional concern over
a previously unrecognized Chem-
istry department practice involv-
ing a "disloyalty" category on
student evaluation cards.
The "Personal Record" form
that Chemistry department uses
is employed for the purpose of
aiding the department in making
recommendations "for entrance to
medical schools, employment ap-
plications, etc.",as is stated at
the top of the card.
Question Loyalty to U.S.A.
Among the eight categories in
which the instructor is to evalu-
ate the student (e.g., personal
manners, initiative, chance of suc-
cess in -future occupation) is ,a
question that reads "Do you know
of any facts indicating disloyalty
to the U.S.? If so state them."
The card is distributed to all stu-
dents in introductory Chemistry
classes, to be completed in relation
to such data as name, class, and
local address. On one side of the
card, the instructor records the
students' grades, while on the re-
verse he, grades the students'
personality attributes. The stu-
dent may opt to have none of the
questions answered, but cannot
exclude some and include others.
Dean Haber, who emphasizes
that his incomplete knowledge of
the situatiory prevented him from
issuing a categorical statement
concerning the department's prac-
tices, commented that the par-
ticular question involved "seems
System a 'Blue Law'?
Earlier, Prof. Robert C. Taylor,
acting chairman of the Chemistry
department, noted that thecur-
rent evaluation system has been
used for the past "eight or ten
years," adding that periodical
complaints have arisen, but con-
crete action has never been taken.
"Admittedly," Taylor affirmed,
"the chemistry instructor has not
had the opportunity to make any
observations on a student's po-
litical leanings. In this light, to
my knowledge, no student has
ever had negative information re-
corded in .this category."
As to why the question is at all
included, Taylor pointed to the
need for as complete information
as possible in making out recom-
mendations, as well as to the fact
that "the FBI and similar agen-
cies sometimes come to check on
a particular person."
"No Earthly Reason"
Dr. Alexander Barry, Assistant
Dean of the University Medical
School, commented that he saw
"no earthly reason" why a Medi-
cal School would be concerned

with such information, but did
qualify this statement in assert-
ing that he could only speak for
the medical school at this Univer-
sity and that it might conceivably
depend on the individual case, in
that the University, as a state
institution, is empowered to pro-
duce M.D.'s of high character.'
Dr. Frank Whitehouse, pre-pro-
fessional counselor for the Medi-
cal School, said that medical
schools in general "do not search
for such information."
Some students enrolled in the
department's introductory courses
expressed initial shock at seeing
the question, but asserted that
they saw "no general alarm" at
its inclusion on the form when
I the cards were first distributed

Daily News Analysis
'We the women of the 23 social
sororities of the University of
Michigan, welcome you and invite
you to join our sisterhood."
This was the beginning of the
prospectus sent to all incoming
freshman women prior to their
orientation this year. Perhaps it
is responsible for what has been

the most successful rush in years. leaving this responsibility to rush can gain the needed friendships
This year marked the first time alone. Once the girls were sold on of life by becoming an active
incoming freshman women had, the system rush then became a member of a sorority," one article
as a scheduled part of their orien- matter of simply selling a particu- stated. Other articles stressed the
tation, a film and discussion on lar sorority house. ability of sororities to provide so-
sorority life at the University. The This nmay account for the 93 per cial and academic opportunities.
program was conducted by Panhel. cent acceptance of spaces available This hard sell treatment, which
Pre-Sell in sororities this semester. It has included picnics of actives, fresh-
The program, it was reported, further been suggested that those men and their parents in areas all
sold incoming students on sorority students who signed up for rush over the country, were contribut-
living before rush rather than had already decided to pledge if ing factors to the "success of
~ ~ asked. Therefore, there was less rush."

'SGC Fills Vacancy;
Sets Referendum

tl .

By AARON DWORIN if "the University would indicate
Student Government Council, at to the student body that it will
its weekly meeting held last night, consider the results of the refer-1
appointed Bruce Kahn, '68, to fill ; endum as binding upon itself,
the seat left vacant by the resig- then enough interest' will be gen-
nation of Robert Bodkin, '66, and erated to cause a representatively
approved the final wording for large turnout." This extensive stu-
the campus-wide draft referen- dent involvement will indicate a1
dum. . keen interest in the topic and
SGC also approved changes in further heighten the referendum'si
regulations for student organza- effectiveness.
tions.,Significant among these was _____
the decision that only two officersI
of a group desiring recognition fIOIMECOiIING:
have to submit their names to
SGC. A faculty advisor is urged,
but not mandatory. Organizations
no longer have to submit complete]
:U membership lists to SGC if they
do not desire to do so._
The wording of the draft refer- Announce,
endum, as approved, will consist
of two parts. The first part will
read: 1) "The University should By DEBORAH REAVEN l
cease the compilation of class
ranks to be used by the Selective In conjunction with Homecom-
Service," and its opposite. ing, the University Activities Cen-:
The second part will consist of ter announdced y e s t er d a y the
choices regarding the drafting of judges for the Queen competition.t
men into the armed forces.
The choices are either: 1) all plan an n Diag Art Fair, Oct. .
males must serve, 2) only males ; .o;, anda+1,o. chatei ;s'

disillusionment with the system
during rush. Disillusionment was
a major reason so many girls
dropped rush in previous years.
Booklets this year stressed the
functions of a sorority rather than
their physical features. "We did
not want rushees to know simply
that one house has pillars and an-
other has steps. Therefor'e there
were no pictures of the houses in
the booklet this year," reported
Martha Cook, president of Pan-
Sorority Promised Land
Freshmen were sent a booklet
that stressed the benefits of the
sorority system. "Life would in-
deed be a 'weary pilgrimage' with-
out friends, . . . a college woman

First semester rush as compared
to second semester is an important
factor in the success of rush this
year. Freshmen began the rush
course their first week here. They
had little time between arriving
here and starting rush to form
close friendships with other new
freshmen. Therefore, their choice
of sorority, or lack, was not de-
pendent upon whetner a friend
had pledged or had been dropped
by a particular sorority.
Whether or not this year's rush
will stay successfull will not be-
come clear until next January,
This year's rushees have a
whole year to debate their decision
to pledge, for they will not move
into their houses until next year.

S CharterBus;
s Judges, Art Fair
have not been established for The judging will be Thursday
that game. night, October 20 in the League
Reservations may be made from E ballroom. Judges will include Will
3-5 Monday thru Thursday in the Geer, member eof the Association
UAC offices on the second floor of Performing Artists; Bruce
of the Union. Fisher, Grad, musical director of
Art Show MUSKET, and Jack Rouse, Grad,
Student art work will be shown director and choreographer of
from 8a.m. to 6 p.m. during the MUSKET. The queen will be in-
two 1av of the Art Fair. Judges Itroduced at the dance Friday

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