THE MICHIGAN DAILY
The campus chapter of the
NAACP voted at its meeting Sun-
day to sponsor with other local
and campus groups a non-violent
direct action workshop to be held
on Nov. 25-26 at Lane Hall.
The chapter voted to encourage
its membership to participate in
non-partisan election day dem-
onstrations supporting civil rights.
They also decided to send out a
complaint form for off-campus
housing discrimination to house-
holds op their mailing list.
The NAACP membership drive
will take place from Nov. 14 to
18. A membership booth will be
set up in the fishbowl. The group
also established a committee. to
plan a NAACP dance on the week-
end of Dec. 9.
Willowpolitan will be organiz-
ing bus service to both Willow
Run and Metropolitan Airports
for students leaving for Thanks-
The buses wlil run from noon
to 7 or 8 p.m. on Wednesday, No-
vember 23; exact locations and
times of buses will be announced
within the next two weeks, chair-
man ArthurRosenbaum, '62, said.
In the past, buses have usually
been routed from the entrance of
the Michigan Union directly to the
main terminal building of the two
Application blanks for tickets
will be available beginning No-
vember 7 at the main desks of all
dorms and at the Student Activi-
Blanks may also be secured by
writing to Willowpolitan, c/o Stu-
dent Government Council, Student
Willowpolitan is a student
service sponsored by SGC on a
non profit basis.
Center To Study Party Affiliation
By SANDRA JOHNSON
The Survey Research Center is
conducting a study of the current
"Our major interest," Prof.
Warren E. Miller, program direc-
tor of the center and director of
the present study, pointed out
Thursday, "is not in issues or
outcome of the immediate cam-
paigrW, but is in assessing the ex-
tent to which political attitudes
and behavior are stable and the
extent to which they are subject
to marked and important change.
Electorate Interviewed -
Now, during the weeks preced-
ing the election, the social scien-
tists at the research center are
surveying the attitudes and af-
filiations of a national sample of
Immediately afer the election,
another survey of these same peo-
ple will be taken to see if their.
attitudes have been influenced by
the outcome of the election.
Preceding the 1956 presidential
election and the 1958 congression-
al election, this same national
sample of the electorate was in-
"By recording the political
opinions of the same group of
people over a period of time,"
Prof. Miller explained, "we can
find out to what extent they tend
Party Allegiance Examined
"For example, we are interest-
ed in learning how stable a per-
son's sense of belonging to a po-
litical party is.
"We already know that over-all.
allegiance of American voters has
remained almost constantly 45
per cent Democrat and 30 per
cent Republican for some time.
"However, we have never be-
fore had adequate means of find-
ing out how many people remain-
ed in the same party and how
many switched their affiliations,
since different samples of the
electorate were surveyed.
"But now, with our follow-up
of the same individuals, the de-
gree to which their allegiances
change can easily be determined."
"Though it is possible that the
repeated interviews might cause
S ces Oen
A University-owned parking lot
in the area of the ice rink be-
tween S. Division, Hill and S.
Fifth Sts, is not being used fully
by the student body, Mark Noff-
singer, assistant to the Dean of
Men, said yesterday.
The 200 car capacity parking
area, which was opened this year
for the first time as a student
lot, is reserved for any student
vehicle bearing an "E" sticker, at
The lot is open daily from 7
a.m. to midnight. Storage of autos
overnight is prohibited.
the people who are surveyed to
become slightly more aware of
politics and as a result change
their views," Prof. Miller said,
"we do not think that the effect
of the interview is so great that
it will make any significant dif-
ference in our data.
"In fact, when we went back
for our second interviews, we
found that many people had even
forgotten that they had ever giv-
en us an interview before.
"Politics are just not a major
concern to most people and the
effect of our interviews is not
important enough to set them off
on a new train of thought.'
In the questionnaire;being used
in the pre-election study now be-
ing conducted; the interviewee's
answers to the first few questions
indicate his attitude toward the
political parties and the presiden-
Further. questions give him an
opportunity to express his ideas
about such issues as foreign aid,
federal aid to education,.and fed-
eral guarantees of work for all
who want a job.
Other questions concern segre-
gation, the United States' posi-
tion in the World, and low-cost
"By January," Prof., Miller pre-
dicted, "we will have collected all
our data. The study itself should
be completed within three years."
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