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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


SGC Drops
Attempts At
Binding Vote
Will Seek To Make
'U' Accept ResultsOf
Draft Referendum
In the face of heavy adminis-
trative opposition, Student Gov-
enment Council has decided to
abandon plans for making its draft
referendum binding on the Uni-
versity until after the referendum
has taken place.
According to SGC member Ruth
4 Baumann, '68, SGC still believes
that the referendum should be
binding and will continue to push
for acceptance by the adminis-
tration of the student decision
after the referendum has occurred.
But Administrative Vice-Presi-
dent Mark Simons, '67, added that
if enough support for the refer-
endum is provided by students and
faculty it will be unnecessary to
bind the administration before the
Support for Referendum
Student support came last night
in the form of a unanimous mo-
tion by the Panhellenic Associa-
tion President's Council .to back
SGC in their efforts to hold the
referendum. This resolution fur-
ther stated that the results of the
referendum should be binding on
the administration.
Four SGC members, who met
with Vice-President for Academic
Affairs Allan F. Smith Tuesday,
said that Smith made it clear that
since the administration is under
no institutional obligation to ac-
cept a decision made by students,
the administration would not agree
to be bound by a student referen-
Result Considered
According to SGC President Ed-
ward Robinson, '67, Smith says
that he is interested in the re-
sult of the referendum and he be-
lieves that it will be considered
by the administration. But he
agrees with an earlier statement
made by Vice-President for Stu-
dent Affairs Richard L. Cutler,
that the University will not agree
to be bound by a student referen-
The draft referendum, whose
sponsors seek to set a precedent
for students taking part in mak-
ing decisions which directly effect
them, as well as to measure stu-
dent reaction to the present sys-
tem of University compilation of
class rank, may be studied by
Cutler and SGC for possible re-
wording to remove any bias in
the present form.
Education Program
In order to strengthen support
for the referendum, SGC is spon-
soring a program of education
representing both sides of the
draft question. Beginning next
week, speakers will go to Univer-
sity housing units, fraternities and
sororities to express their views on
the draft question in general and
to impress on the students the
importance of supporting the ref-
SGC has also tentatively sched-
uled a teach-in for Oct. 30 as a
part of its general education pro-



Pass- Fal

s Next



Late World News
By The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON-Rep. Wayne L. Hays (D-Ohio) charged on
the House floor last night that a witness at last August's tumul-
tuous hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activi-
ties was paid $1,000 by Congress after he testified.
Hays said records of the House Administration Committee
show that Phillip Abbott Luce, one of three "friendly" wit-
nesses during the hearings on a bill aimed at curbing antiwar
demonstrations, was paid that amount on Aug. 22, 1966.
A GROUP OF WELFARE recipients has formed a union to
protest a "degrading and humiliating" welfare system and de-
mand that changes in the system be made.
The group, made up of recipients of Aid To Dependent Chil-
dren and welfare, calls itself an organization for Humanizing
Existing Welfare (HEW). They presented their demands to the
Washtenaw County Department of Social Services yesterday, and
obtained an appointment for next week, Kate Emerson, a spokes-
man for the group said.
The group claims that "deprived of basic necessities in the
home, our children grow up removed from the community. We
ourselves are removed from the community because of the way
people treat us."
The group presented 12 demands, including: that any welfare
recipient be allowed to join the union without harassment or
interference; that members of the welfare department meet with
the union's grievance committee; that all budgetary changes be
made after the union is notified and that all rule changes be
announced before they take effect.
4 ! k
AMERICA'S COLLEGES are floundering in administrative
and academic traditions which many grade and high schools are
discarding, U.S. Health, Education and Welfare Secretary John W.
Oardner told Michigan educators last night.
"The question is," G ardner told an audience at Oakland
University, "whether change has gotten into the fiber of higher
education," the Associated Press reported.
* * * *
RACIALLY INTEGRATED school systems are necessary "to
properly educate our students for their future lives in our inte-
grated society," a member of Ann Arbor's Human Relations
Commission said last night.
Commissioner Max R. Frisinger made the statement in reply
to a charge by a city school board trustee that pressure from the
human relations commission and some civil rights groups debased
the quality of education, the Associated Press reported.
* * *
HOMECOMING '66 will kickoff tonight at 5:30 p.m. with a
bed race from here to Detroit. The men of Tyler house will start
their jaunt from the steps of the Union pushing their custom-
made bed to the downtown office of the Detroit Free Press. They
will be challenged in a race against the clock by Anderson house
who will push their bed back from Detroit, planning to arrive in
Ann Arbor Saturday morning.
The route both teams will follow will take them from the
Union up State Street to Plymouth Road, down Plymouth to
Ford Road, then Michigan Ave. into Detroit.
Homecoming will also present a free warm-up mixer tonight
in the Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. Music will be by the Vanguards
and entertainment will be presented in the form of talent com-
petition by the eight finalists in the queen contest. This will be
the final judging of the contestants.
GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL, at its meeting this week,
proposed to amend its constitution as a result of the Knauss
report, a student-faculty recomiendation for larger student
participation in University affairs. These internal changes are a
necessary prelude to an SGC-GSC merger which according to GSC
President John DeLamater, must come eventually. Voting on
these changes will be on Nov. 2.
THE PROPOSAL TO CREATE Student Advisory Boards to
the president and vice-presidents of the University is now in the
hands of the vice-presidents for their consideration, Richard
Cutler, vice-president for student affairs, said yesterday.
The executive officers will now discuss the proposal and per-
haps suggest possible changes before any further action is taken,
he said. Cutler, who was to revise the proposal before passing it
on the other vice-presidents, said that there have been "no sub-
stantial changes" from the proposal that was drawn up in con-
sultation with students.

Report Two
Resist Ky
Refuse To Withdraw
Resignations on Eve
Of Manila Meeting
SAIGON (P)-At least two of the
seven South Vietnamese cabinet
members who resigned were re-
ported refusing to withdraw their
resignations today despite strenu-
ous pressure.
The ministers for youth and
education were said to be "willing
not to make an issue" of their
dispute with Premier Cao Ky's
northern - dominated regime just
before the Manila conference on
Viet Nam, but sources said they
insisted their resignations remain
in effect.
Unofficial reports circulated that
Ky had prevailed on the other
five ministers to withdraw their
resignations. But no informed
source indicated that Ky had
managed to resolve the basic dif-
ferences between his inner circle
of natives of North Viet Nam and
the dissenting ministers, all of
them natives of South Viet Nam.
Affects Conference
The Cabinet walkout had been
a blow to Ky because the ministers
charged the predominantly mili-
tary regime was corrupt. This
would have damaged the regime's
image at the Manila summt meet-
ing on Viet Nam opening Monday.
The resigning ministers said
there is corruption in the regime
and that they were "concerned:
th f th n tin is bpn io ai el

Listening to Ralph Firstofall describe the Ho
cavemen and cavewomen who publicized theE
holding the first wheel ever made at the Unix
W.at for

Hastens Plans
Junior Participation
In Program Begins
With Summer Session
The pass-fail grading option
originally scheduled to take effect
next May, will be offered to second
semester seniors winter semester.
James Shaw, chairman of jun-
ior and senior counselling, said
the decision was made to imple-
ment the program sooner than
planned "because some graduating
seniors had requested the change"
and because it is a "good idea."
Shaw said that the change for
seniors will be done at "some in-
convenience to individual counsel-
lors and clerks in the Office of
-Daily-Don Horwitz the Registrar and Records."
L, BIG .DEAL rDecision Leeway
1, BI DEALFor .seniors who have not pie-
classified, classification will take
mecoming activities this weekend are some of the place as usual, but seiors who
events on the Diag at noon yesterday. They are have already pre-classified will
versity.3 have to fill out drop-add cards,
-if they decide to elect a pass-fail
course. The decision however can
be made anytime between today
and the first day of classes.
Shaw emphasized that time was
needed to implement this program,
Although they are allowing sen-
iorsh it by putting through
i crash program, it would multiply
the administrating problem four-
0 i fold to allow juniors to do the
same, he added,
Four Points
The pass-fall grading plan in-
cludes four major points:
e most damaging- ture of the remaining sites is -Second semester seniors in
nor to circulate was the important factor. Each site "good standing" may elect one
marshy areas in has been individually studied for course on a pass-fail option;
ite contained quick- its geologic suitability. -The course elected can not
sign reading "Dan- Prof. Donald Eschman of the count toward the students' distri-
" was erected along, geology department who was in- bution or concentration require-
forming the west volved with the geologic studies ments;
the site when the of the Northfield area, said the -A student must abide by his
made their first in- results of these tests proved any decision once the course has be-
quicksand rumors to be false. "It gun, and
e pointed out that is the view of those who con- --The course elected will carry
in the area have ducted the tests," he said, "that graduation credit but will not
i to traffic in years this site meets all engineering and count for honor points.
king of the roadway geologic requirements for con- Satisfactory-Fail
py soil making them struction of such a facility." A student who agrees to takea
unrepairable. -to When plans were first drawn course on a pass-fail basis will re-
also widespread. up there was a question of wheth- ceive a "satisfactory (pass for
also re d. er bedrock or sedimentary depos- credit) " mark on his record for a
idnts othesomearea its would be a better base for the grade of C or above. A grade be-
firm or deny such foundation. low C will be entered as "unsatis-
ne did, however, say Water in the substructure was factory (fail-no credit)."
able to build any- also of concern. Shaw emphasized the fact that
rtion of his land be- Tests showed the soil to be dens- a pass-fail course will not be an
not stable enough er than necessary to sustain a load audit. The pass-fail option will not
iundation. on the order of the accelerator's be applied until after the grades
Not Feasible equipment. The reports confirmed have been compiled and handed
uation was explain- that the substructure of North- in, therefore the instructor will not
Washtenaw County' field is as capable as any other know that the course was taken
artment, which said material of supporting the accel- under the option. Students, there-
re not heavily used erator securely. fore, can not expect to give partial
1 is quite swampy. The important factor, then, ap- attention to these courses.
ssible to keep roads pears to be time, as the committee Non-Concentration Courses
rviced through the must annource a final decision by Shaw said the program is de-
economically feas- early January if a request is to be signed to encourage seniors to take
included on. the next fiscal budg- courses outside of their fields of
surface conditions, et for appropriations for prelim- concentration. He expects that
not significant in inary planning, In the meantime, approximately one-quarter of the
nsideration of the the residents in Northfield are seniors will take advantage of the
site. The substruc- not making many definite plans. new pass-fail option.


nat Le na ion is ecoming a pol-
ice state." By WALLACE IMMEN Perhaps the
The said the military leaders Members of 103 families living and false-run
should "stop poking their noses on a tract in Northfield Town- that the very
into business they know nothing ship are waiting with more than parts of the s
about," and that they had insisted passing interest for the Atomic sand. A large
"the government show some signs Energy Commission to announce ger Quicksand
of accomplishing something to the final, choice of site for its Sutton Road
better the life of the people in proposed 200 billion electron volt boundary of
general." ' nuclear particle accelerator. AEC officials
Ky announced to a crowded Most of them are making no spection visit.
news conference that while he was plans for the future until they It was sinc
in Manila he was leaving the gov- determine whether the AEC will seveial roads
ornment in the hands of one of use their land as the location of not been op en
the seven who quit Wednesday, the accelerator, in which case they into the swaml
Deputy Premier Nguyen Luu Vien. will be forced to move. It now ap-
who also had been scheduled to+ pears as if the final selection will ',unusable and
gto Ma be postponed until after the No- ies of cattle be
vember election. the ooze were
Prepared Statement Northfield is but one of six sites When quest
Ky's prepared statement made in different areas of the country long-term res
no mention of the cabinet crisis, remaining under consideration by refused to af
and the premier ignored questions a selection committee from the statements. Or
about it submitted to him in writ- AEC. The site finally chosen will thingwannepe
ing by newsmen. become the location of the world's t ing on a ps
Deputy Premier Vien and Pub- largest nuclear physics research cause it was
lie Works Minister Truong Van facility with a predicted cost of to support a fc
Thuan, one of the seven who re- $375 million. The road sit
signed, were present at the news Small Plots ed by the
conference but wouldn't talk to The Northfield plot is composed'Hihby ep
newsmen. of almost 100 residential and farm these roads a
Several others of the seven dis- holdings. Most of the farms are and the land
senters were on the platform as in dairy and small crop produc- While it is po
he spoke, but as the news confer- tion and would be difficult to re- open and se
ence began the prime minister did locate at present land prices in so area, it is not
not immediately explain whether advantageous a location close to a ible.
their resignation had been accept- cty d ns The damp
ed or withdrawn. n addition, many substantial however, are
___ _ _ homes, owned by people who con- te E'sc
mute to Ann Arbor for work arein t AECs c

Student Steering Committee Assuming
More Active Role on Academic Scene

this area; some were built as re-
cently as 1962. Most of these wcfuld'
be unfeasible to move, although
some along the edges of the land
may not have to be moved.
The state has not as yet con-
tacted the individual landowners,
leaving them wondering how their
land will be purchased. Some of
the residents recently claimed they
were not even aware that the state


merns of In

Spurr Seeks Adoption of New
Candidate in Philosophy Degree

The literary college steering
committee has been transformed,
in a quiet but emphatic change,
from an idealistic discussion group
to what its chairman, Joe Litven,
'67, calls "a real generator of ideas
on the academic scene."
The committee, which consistsj
of about 20 students, was con-
ceived in the early 1950's by As-
sociate Dean James Robertson to.
serve in an advisory capacity toI
him and various faculty commit-I
"The group," explains Litven,
"is a self-propagating student part;
of the literary college. Its membersI
are appointed, and, until now, have[
had only subtle and indirect in-!
fluence within the college." +

college. and that weekly meetings observed Litven, "can only be , members. "When something hap- plans to buy their land and fear
are often inspired discussion ses- made meaningful with the imple- pens in one of the faculty com- eviction.
sions. But too often the discus- mentation of ideas." mittees on which we sit, we'll Current Property Prices
sion and inspirations go no fur- Consequently, at last Tuesday's be prepared not only to discuss it, Plans announced last year call
ther, he said. meeting, the steering committee but to offer concrete suggestions as for purchase at current property
Many times," continued Litven, decided .that it would be necessary well," said Litven. values and the handing over of all
"members would go to faculty to actively begin researching and Further, the steering committee deeds to the AEC. The combined
committee meetings and report publicizing some of the student is seeking to bring inter-city stu-cot $f mhelporand siaen
their own personal opinions and problems it has been discussing dents from Detroit to the Univer- be appropriated frwm the state's
ideas rather than those of the and philosophizing on for 15 years. sity during the summer. But more , aproprad fro efstate
steering committee." At that meeting, guest speakers importantly, it is working on ideas general budget, but no definite
..-.... ,._ _ __. _ _ __I T .. . .. . , ..i .F4 .L . 1 _ .. ., , airrangem ent has yet been discuss-

By DAVID DUBOFF The Certificate represents a first the development and codification
Dean Stephen Spurr of the stept toward the establishment of of the degree which have been
Graduate School is travelling a formal degree. Spurr said that generally agreed upon by its sup-
around the country trying to "sell" it is "designed to give not 'only porters:
graduate school deans on the con- recognition to the many students 0 "The degree should be inter-
cept of a new degree between the who have completed all their re- mediate rather than terminal,
Masters and the PhD. ; quirements except the dissertation, malking the attainment of pro-
On Oct. 10th Spurr, a leading but also to meet the needs of stu- gress substantially beyond the
advocate of the degree of Cand'- dents who wish to become fam- M.A. or M.S. but substantially
date in Philosophy, which would iliar with the subject matter of short of the Ph.D.";
be awarded to students who have a particular field of specialization, 0 "The degree should be phi-
finished all the requirements for and yet who are not interested in losophical rather than profession-
the PhD except the dissertation, the type of detail and extended al, without separate admissions
presented a paper outlining the scholarship required by the doc- standards, independent selection
background of the degree and the toral dissertation." of students, or distinctive gradu-
reasons why it is needed to a ation requirements." "By having,
meeting of the Committee on In- heCaecte which d the new degree in the mainstream
stitutional Cooperation (CIC), The Certificate, which differs of philosophical education, the
composed of the graduate school only in formality from the pre- dangers in offering two separate
deans of the big ten schools plus viously used notice of admission highways for graduate study would
the University of Chicago. to candidacy for the doctorate, can be avoided."
Th" ,nbe changed to a formal degree on " " r e. shuld be a _r-

Few students and faculty have
been aware of any tangible steer-I
ing committee function or, as Lit-
ven moaned, "of the existence of
any tangible steering committee!"
Litven attributed the committee's;
obscurity to an overriding lack of
communication and general stu-
dent apathy. The committee itself
often chooses to remain aloof and

Prof. Marvi
lish departs
tee member
by pointing
the Univers
thing of a
cess," that
academic ax
serious that
As Litven

n Felheim of the Eng- for new courses. ed.
ment aroused commit- Theoretically, New Courses Although the residents have
s' consciences and ires Felheim reminded the commit- voiced expressions of resentment
out that education at tee that theoretically any six stu- at the length of the selection pro-
sity has become some- dents can get together with a tac-' ess, they are not generally hos-j
"de-humanizing pro- ulty member and start a new tile to the plans. All appear will-
perhaps there is an course which if successful might ing to move if Northfield is select-
pathy which is far more ultimately be offered in the reg- ed.
n any student apathy. ular literary college program. A few. however, have begun ru-
noted, "It has become Courses which students most com- mor campaigns in an attempt to

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