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Rules Districting
Federal Panel Delays Injunction
To Invalidate State Apportionment
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-A three-judge federal court ruled yesterday that Mich-.
igan's newly-drawn Congressional districts were unconstitutional,
but delayed issuing an injunction against them.
TJhe panel divided 2-1 over whether the 19 districts drawn by
the 1963 Legislature violated the equal protection from the laws
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U.S. Plan Hit
rBy Grornyko
MOSCOW (/P)-Foreign Minister
Andrei A. Gromyko turned a Soviet
cold shower on the Geneva Dis-
armament Conference yesterday,
charging the Western powers do
not want agreements on important
proposals. He assailed President
Lyndon B. Johnson's proposals as
propaganda maneuvers to screen
the arms race.
"The United States administra-
tion proposes . . . in the absence
of any disarmament, the establish-
mnent of international control over
the most secret types of weapons
and over the most secret aspects of
military production."
Gromyko said the Soviet Union
had made varibus proposals to
slow down the arms race and ease
tensions. Among these he listed
measures to prevent surprise at-
tack, to establish denuclearized
zones, and cut down of armed
He claimed a Soviet proposal to
liquidate bombers "would mean a
big advance," whereas a counter
proposal by Johnson to eliminate
only obsolete bombers "does not
produce anything."
Gromyko asked that the con-
ference get to work on general
and complete disarmament, put-
ting details such as inspection in
the background.
The western plan for disarma-
ment, he said, is unsatisfactory
and he branded as "artificial con-
coctions" Western insistence on
security and inspection during the
period of any disarmament pro-
Proposals made by British For-
eign Secretary Richard A. Butler
last week at Geneva were not new,
Gromyko said. Butler proposed
building up peacekeeping forces of
the United Nations.
This proposal was made by
Premier Khrushchev in 1960 at
the United Nations.
"No sharp words would be ex-
cessive to characterize the pro-
ceedings of the 18-nation disarm-
ament committee," said Gromyko.

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stitution, as charged by two Henry
Ford Community College profes-
sors who filed the suit.
The court deferred action on
invalidating the districts until the
March 23 hearing. The court could
force all Congressmen to run at
large or direct the Legislature to
reapportion them.
Judges Talbot Smith, Clifford
O'Sullivan and Stephen J. Roth
are hearing a case brought orig-
inally in 1962 by Donald A. Calk-
ins and Karl J. Jacobs of Henry
Ford Community College in Dear-
Calkins and Jacobs brought
their case first on the 1962 Con-
gressional districting plan.
The three judges acted yester-
day on an amended complaint up-
dating the case to apply to the
new 1963 districting for Congres-
sional seats.
The court said in a statement:
"Having read the plaintiffs'
amended complaint and having
heard the arguments of counsel,
the majority of the members of
this panel believe that the allega-
tions of the amended complaint
make up a prima facie showing
that the 1963 state of Michigan
Congressional Districting Appor-
tionment Act is unconstitutional."
Yesterday's hearing was on an
application for a preliminary in-
junction. The court deferred this
until March 23. That hearing was
set for Port Huron.
The court's statement did not
say which of the three judges dis-
Calkins and Jacobs charge that
differences in populations of the
ditsricts as drawn up by the 1963
Republican-controlled Legislature
amount to discrimination and thus
violate the "equal protection"
garantee of the federal constitu-
Republican Gov. George W.
Romney, who called the district-
ing plan "one of the nation's
best," is in Hawaii on vacation.
Sees Opening'
For Canal Talk
PANAMA (P)-President Roberto
Chiari said last night he believes
President Lyndon B. Johnson has
opened a way to a solution of the
seven-week-old crisis over thet
Panama Canal.
The Panama president said
Johnson's latest remarks were "not
in conflict" with this country's
basic position on the canal dispute.
Johnson told a news conference
Saturday that the amended 1903
Panama Canal Treaty, the core of
contention between the two coun-
tries, probably would require re-
vision this year or next. At the
same time, he underlined that the
United States never would accept
preconditions to treaty discussion.

Give Data
On Polling
To Study Issue
Of Juniors' Bid
The Women's Conference Com-
mittee, on the basis of its fall
suir v ey, recently recommended
many liberalizations in University
regulations for women, but failed
to recommend junior apartment
privileges despite such a prefer-
ence among 60 per cent of Uni-
versity women.
The recommendations havenbeen
submitted to Vice-President for
Student Affairs James A. Lewis,
who is expected to take official
action on them before spring re-
cess. He plans to make his deci-
sions known when classes resume,
Assembly Association President
Charlene Hager, '64, said yester-
The WCC recommended only
"further consideration" of junior
apartment permission.
"Sorority women have already
signed housing contracts for next
year, and dormitory women are
signing contracts today," Miss
Hager said. "Junior apartment
permission would be ineffectual
because these housing contracts
could not be broken," she added.
"Recommendations ready for
implementation next year" include
a change in women's curfew from
12:30 a.m. on weekends to 1 a.m.
on Friday nights and 1:30 a.m
on Saturdays.
The largest single vote in the
survey on junior hours, however,
was for junior key permission on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Consider It
However, change to junior key
privileges is "further considera-
tion" material just as junior apart-
ment permission is. "It was felt
that not enough support was in-
dicated for abolishing junior hours
next year to warrant a recom-
mendation of such nature," Miss
Hager said.%
Also in this area, WCC advo-
cates ten automatic late permis-
sions per semester for qualified
junior women and eight for
sophomores instead of the present
eight for junior women "in good
academic standing" only.
Also recommended was that the
Women's Conference Committee
composed of the president of the
Women's League, chairman, pres-
ident of Panhel, president of As-
sembly and the highest ranking
woman of Joint Judiciary be the
channel for changes in women's
regulations (except housing and
'Overwhelming' Support
The two changes that received
an "overwhelming yes" in the poll
-to allow women with senior
privileges to leave their housing
units after closing and to delete
the rule forbidding freshman
women to visit men's non-Univer-
sity approved housing-are also
strongly recommended by WCC.
Also, calling hours for the op-
posite sex in University housing
were recommended as 9 a.m. until
closing. The visiting hours are
presently from 12 noon to closing.

Cart-Wright, To Head "Union




NEW UNION OFFICERS-Kent Cartwright. '65 (seated) was named president of the Michigan Un-
ion last night. Other officers for the coming year are John Grant, '65 (right), executive vice-pres-
ident and William Kotila, '65, administrative vice-president. Cartwright, former chairman of the
Union international affairs committee, succeeds Raymond Rusnak, '64, in the presidency. Grant,
former public relations chairman, follows Robert McKenzie, '64, in the executive vice-president's posi-
tion. Kotila, past chairman of the campus affairs committee, takes over the administrative vice-
president's position from Norman Peslar, '64E.
ICandidates Debate SGC Form

Student Government Council
candidates debated Sunday wheth-
er Council should exist in its
present form. Most candidates
agreed that this is the major issue
in the campaign.
The discussion came at an all
campus forum held in the Union
before less than fifty students.
Richard Keller Simon, '66, co-
chairman of the Student Govern-
ment Reform Union charged that
present incumbents "don't have
Setonian ,Action
Stirs Protests
On Regulations
The two-month suspension of
the Setonian, Seton Hall Univer-
sity's weekly newspaper by Bishop
John J. Dougherty, university pres-
ident, has served as a springboard
for protest against university reg-
Students are picketing the uni-
versity for changes in dress reg-
ulations and other rules which
they consider unfair at the same
time as negotiations aimed at re-
storing the Setonian continue.
An eleven member student com-
mittee met with administra ion
officials yesterday, but little prog-
ress was made, Setonian editor
Rocco Pietro said. Another meet-
ing is scheduled for today.
However, Pietro claimed that
there is only a slight possibility
that the paper will be allowed to
resume publication before April
when the staff will be reorganized.
Meanwhile, the United States
Student Press Association is con-
sidering implementing the "dis-
aster" plan by. importing other
college newspapers to the Seton-
ian campus. The Manhattan
Quadrangle and St. John's Down-
towner are planning issues Ior
Seton Hall, but are awaiting con-
tact and more information from
Setonian editors.

past records" on which to base'
their platforms. He said that his
party proposes an "evaluation of
SGC" to determine its value in its
present form."
Simon noted that it is not
"SGC's job to sort paper clips"
and said that SGC should have,
meaningful discussions in its meet-'
Another SGRU candidate, Rob-
ert Grody, '66, proposed direct
election of the president and vice-
president of SGC. He said that
such a referendum could pass if
more students knew about the
Grody said that SGC should not
"consider so much but should work
Not Present Form
'Even a strong SGC can't do
anything with the present form,")
Thomas Copi, '67, of SGRU as-1
serted. Copi explained that SGRU
does not know what should be
done, but it proposes studying the
issues with the faculty.
"There is too much politicking,
and legislative machinery, and too
many committees for SGC to be
effective," Carl J. Cohen, '66, co-
chairman of SGRU said. He claim-
ed that the Hare system of voting
"is absurd" and that there should
be "no ex-officio's on Council withc
Cohen added that SGRU pro-
poses setting up a constituent as-
sembly so students in the Univer-
sity can be heard.
David Block, '66, another SGRU
endorsed candidate, said that

ready begun doing feasibility stud-
ies on various aspects of the
"SGC is certainly ineffective" but project but has been careful "not
that the reasons are not known. 'to make any decisions" until the
He said that a student-faculty literary college faculty gave its
study group would find out what opinion. Though only advisory,
these reasons are, the faculty's endorsement was con-
Look at Facts sidered crucial to the success of

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Favors Plan, 2-1,
In Key LSA Vote
Oens Way for 'U' Administration
To Establish Residential Division
The residential college;proposal passed a crucial hurdle
yesterday as the literary college faculty threw its support be-
hind the project.
The approximately 175 faculty members voting approved
the proposal by a two-to-one margin.
Their action opens the way for the upper administra-
tion to begin making specific plans for the new,1000-studen
liberal arts- college, to be located on or near the University
campus. Using the specifications developed yin the literary
college, as a starting point, the Office of Academic Affairs
will now "prepare a proposal"
to be put before the President
and the Regents," Vice-Presi- ColleEn
dent for Academic Affairs
Roger W. Heyns said last night.
University Issue Now
at the University level, since
this is a University-wideissucR equire ent
Heyns said. Both the University
Senate, the all-University faculty
body. and the Academic Affairs The literary college faculty yes
Advisory Committee, composed of terday agreed to drop second-se-
all the schools' and colleges' deans, mester freshman composition from
will be consulted, he explained. its list of required courses.
If these steps are completed by Students entering next fall wil
I this fall, the residential college be the first to be affected by thi
will be included in the Univer- revision. Currently-enrolled liter
sity's 1965-66 state appropriation ary college students still must com
request, he added. This would plete English 124.
place the new college's opening smeorofc psionwl
date as early as September, 1965. Some sort of composition wil
Heyns said the OAA has al- remain to be available to sec


"Look at the facts, where Coun-
cil has failed and where it hasn't,"
Don Filip, '65, a member of the
Students United for Responsible
Government said. He charged that
SGC cannot implement what the
students do not want.
Chad Grey, '66L, another SURGe
member, commented, "We should
not ask SGC to decide something
vital each week."
Scott Crooks, '65, SURGe en-
dorsed incumbent, saw a great
need for communication between
SGC and its constituency.
Gary Cunningham, '65, a SURGe
candidate and an incumbent, said
that all segments of the Univer-
sity now are represented on the
present council.
"SGC can be an effective stu-
dent governing body" in such areas
as student parking, the Confer-
ence on the University, laundry
services, and other areas as shown
last year, he added.
"SGC has already opened some
doors" since it was formed and
it would be wrong to start from
scratch again, Cunningham claim-
He suggested that SGC might
plan expansion in the areas of
academic affairs, a new profes-
sor's chair, student rule-making,
and also expand work with the


the residential college since it
must draw its faculty from the lit-
erary college.
Following the vote of approval,
Dean William Haber of the lit-
erary college asserted happily that
"the matter has been thoroughly
aired and fully discussed. I con-
sider-and many members of the
faculty consider-this action as
'enabling legislation,' fully recog-
nizing that much planning needs
to be done."
He said that the nearly two-
hour debate yesterday mainly cen
tered on costs: "Will it divert
money from operations already
Reflecting this concern, the fac
ulty attached two strings to its
endorsement: "there will be no
diversion of funds normally allo-
cated to the literary college, and
costs (should not be) incommen
surate with those associated with
other forms of instruction in the
literary colege."
Hay Committee Report
The faculty vote followed the
presentation of a report from Prof.
George E. Hay, chairman of the
mathematics department and head
of a faculty committee evaluating
the project. The original proposal
was drawn up by a committee
headed by Prof. Lawrence Slobod-
kin of the zoology department.
Its supporters hope the unique
new college, by having students
both live and study together with-
in one building or complex of
buildings, will create a small-col-
lege "esprit de corps" centering
on intellectual interests. It would
teach only students "living in"'
these students would be expected
to "informally make a commit-
ment to remain for the entire un-
dergraduate program. However, it
would be unwise to attempt La
force any student to continue i
the program against his will," the
Hay committee advised.
Full Status
The new college's faculty would
have full-fledged literary college
appointments, serving on tempor-
ary assignment in the" residential
division. There probably would be
no faculty living in the college.
Its administration would be
headed by a director who also

Group Terms Qualification
Of English Teachers Poor'
At least half the nation's high school English teachers are poorly
qualified, a report recently prepared by the National Council of
Teachers of English indicated.
Portions of the report, due to be published this spring, were
presented yesterday by James R. Squire at a conference of English
supervisors at the Office of Education. Squire, executive secretary
" Df the Council, said that the report
was based on information from
7400 secondary school English
teachers and 3000 elementary
r Contact Among the findings:
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