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Pedestrians, Bike-Riders Play 'Do dge'em'

"We have our share of odd ac-
On a campus where there are cidents, too. Ten days ago there
people, people, people there are was a fellow going the wrong Way
going to be bikes, bikes, bikes- on a one way street-laws for cars
nearly 5,000 of them at latest es- apply to bikes, you know. He ran
imate. head on into an automobile-one1
Campus pedestrians and bicycle- of our police cars.
riders seem to have adapted very Stolen Bike
successfully to each other. "And then there were the two .
One mass of assorted bikes and fellows that rode by one of our
people flow down one walk and off-duty officers, sitting in his
afiother mass down another walk. car. They were joking about the
The two masses meet, flow into 'stolen' bikes they were riding,
one another at the crosswalk and bikes that they had barrowed from
emerge without even breaking friends without their friends
stride. knowing. The man followed them
Tragedy and found out it was true.
"And if one of them gets out "We've got a new ordinance
of step, there's tragedy," Prof. against that now," Murray ex-
William Joy, director of environ- plained. "Any individual who takes
ment, health and safety at Health a bike without the permission of
Service, said. the owner is deemed disorderly
In his work to make the campus person and prosecuted as disor-
safer for students, Prof. Joy has derly."
reports on 40 bicycle accidents last The reason the police are crack-
year where the students involved ing down on those who borrow
required attention from the medi- their Friend's bikes without asking
cal center, is because it turns out that most
He lists 65 mishaps occuring of these bikes never get back.
during the last year and a half, Thousands Stolen
including two already this fall. Murray says that the number
Only the cases where written stolen each year ranges into the
accident reports were turned in thousands and there are hun-
are counted in these figures. "Ac- dreds of unclaimed bikes in police
tually the figures could easily be possession right now. He pointed
higher, since we haven't been in- to a pile of two-wheelers five and
sisting on them from the doctors six-deep behind the station.
as we had before," Prof. Joy said. "Those are only a few. The
Many Accidents stolen bikes all go into the car-e
He points out that of almost 1,- port but that's overflowing so we
300 accidents during the year and have to stash them behind the
a half period, 133 involved vehicles station."
of one sort or another. Just un- Murray says that the city takes
der half of these were bikes, in about 50 bikes a month. "We
The bike incidents resulted make every effort to find the own-
mainly in asorted bumps, bruises, ers, and around 97 per cent are
cuts, contusions, abrasions, and recovered in the end.
sprains. Occasionally there were No Thanks
fractures and lacerations. "And then when we do find the
One of the nost serious cases owners of those things after all
involved a rider who suffered head our work," he says, pointing to
cuts and a fracture when he ran the registration files, the those-
into a pedestrian and was thrown notified files, the list-of-bikes-
to the ground. No mention was held files, "there's not even a
made of the pedestrian, thank-you.
Hard Time "Some of them practically de-
The reports indicated that some mand to know what took us so
people have a rather hard time long." And those bikes which no-
just staying upright on a bike, body calls for? "Our auctions run
Prof. Joy said. Icy pavement every three or four months."
causes many scraped knees and It was only a decade ago that
skinned elbows. there were no bicycles allowed on
The most frequent accident is the central campus. There were
when the door of a parked car no rules or laws prohibiting them.
is suddenly opened and the bi- Riding down the diag just wasn't
cyclist slams into it. done.
Lt. Henry Murray of the Ann Now the Office of Student Af-
Arbor police agrees with Prof. Joy. fairs has again come up with a
"The driver can see the cars that plan to go back to bike-less diags,
are coming through his mirror, but to take a little of the new age out
it's practically impossible to see of the University campus and to
a bike rider." put a bit of the ivy back in.
Union, SGC T oO ffer

Asks Money
From U.S.
To Aid Plant
International Center Director
James M. Davis yesterday sug-"
gested that the federal government
give funds to colleges and univer-
sities as a part of their program
supporting international students.
Davis proposed that the money
be given as matching funds to the
government's scholarships f o r
these students.
Speaking at a regional confer-
ence in San. Francisco of the
National Association of Foreign
Student Advisers, of which. he is
national president, Davis said that
the government must find "new
ways" to support parts of higher
education in the future, including
foreign student exchange.
"Seen in terms of the over-
riding considerations of the pre-
sent cold war, the exchange of
persons for educational purposes
looms very large," he said.
But a threat to the foreign stu-
dent exchange is posed by possible
doubling enrollments in the next
decade, Davis said, which might.
squeeze out the program if facili-
ties and staff cannot keep up with
He listed two lines of action
which can counteract this threat.
First each institution can
strengthen its local work with
foreign students and visitors.
Second, the national organiza-
tion can set up a training program
for personnel, and try to work
closelykwith government personnel,
to make it possible to get "what.
we need to do the job."
Junior Girls' Play
Tryouts Extended
Tryouts for Junior Girls' Play
have been extended through to-
day. An announcement of the cast
will appear in The Daily tomorrow.

Members of 'the Inter-Coopera-
tive Council development commit-
tee met yesterday with Vice-
President for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis and several local
businessmen to discuss plans .for
opening two new co-op houses
next year.
Phillip Benkhard, Grad, chair-
man of the development commit-
. Assistant Dean of Men John
Bingley will speak at the opening
session of the Panhellenic Asso-
ciation Workshop at 7:30 p.m. to-
day in the Hussey Room of the
The workshop will consist of
five discussion groups which will
meet in the Michigan League un-
der the leadership of members
of the Panhel.
At 4:15 p.m., Susan Stillerman,
'62 A&D, will conduct a discus-
sion on "Panhel and the Cam-
pus." At the same time Kathleen
Bennett, '62, and Mary Jane Wil-
liams, '61Ed, will lead a discus-
sion on "Panhel and Our Alums"
and Katherine Steffek, '62, will
conduct a discussion of "Panhel
and the Sorority."
Two discussion groups will meet
at 7:30 p.m. A group lead by
Carla Maize, '62, will discuss "Pan-
hel and the Faculty." "Panhel and
the Administration" will be the
topic of a discussion group lead
by Mary Shaefer, '62.
Each sorority will send five del-
egates to the workshop, and non-
affiliated women are invited to

tee, told the meeting at the Michi-
gan Union that a six-man -group'
composed of faculty members and
Ann Arbor residents will advise
ICC in its plans for expansion.
"The history of co-ops is a his-
tory of revolt," Benkhard said.
"I would like to see co-ops co-
operate with the University and
the community. This group will
help up make plans with a greater
degree of stability; It's difficult
to plan long-range policy when the
planners change completely every
four years.
Houses Inefficient
"All our present houses are in-
efficient to some extent, because
they weren't built as co-ops but
as private homes, which We had
to remodel.
"Right now there are three
men's co-ops, four for women, and
one for married couples. The in-'
terest in co-ops is so great that
we could fill two new houses in the
fall, and still have people on the
waiting lists.
"We are thinking of building one
of the houses, and renting the
other," he said. "It all depends
on the kind of houses for sale, and

the cost of remodeling. We
borrow enough money from k
sources to cover the cost of bu
ing one house."
Different Needs
Lewis told the students, ''
help .fill the need for diffe
kinds of housing for diffe
people. Still, you live on sue
shoestring that sometimes I w
about your health and sa
standards. I wish we had z
money to help you."
He told the ICC members
during his tour of the Far
last year he talked with n
former students of the Univen
and found that they spoke
thusiastically about the year
the co-ops.
Discussing recent federal b
ing bills which offer loans
private housing groups, such
co-ops, if the university conde
co-signs the loan, Lewis expla
that "The University won't co-
loans, because it doesn't war
mix University housing with :
University housing. It is a p
against involving ourselves inr
tempts by> private organiza
to use public funds."

ICC Discusses Two New CQ-op 1
I p

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to stay together. This is far
superior to the coffee hours where
everyone just drinks their coffee
and leaves."
Twelve people, eight students
and four faculty members, are in-
vited. Any student who wants to
attend should contact anyone at
the Student Activities Bldg.
Jeanne Pann, '63, assistant
chairman of the SGC committee,
said, "We talk about everything
from clothing styles to Red China
at these dinners."
Next semester. SGC and the
Union plan to schedule one din-
ner every week.
Petitioning Begins
For Joint Judic
Petitions for the Joint Judiciary
Council may be obtained from
Miss Marcia F. Hughes in the
Dean of Men's Office, second
floor, Student Activities Building,
beginning today. To be eligible
for membership a student must
have cgmpleted 60 hours of cred-
it by the end of this semester.
Takes 'U' Student
Barbara Meader, '61, died in St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital Sunday of
a hemorrhage in the heart muscle.
Funeral services for Miss Mead-
er, daughter of Congressman and
Mrs. George Meader, will be held
at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's


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