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XIV, No. 85

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1964

THREE SECTIONS

TWENTY-SIX PAGES

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Report Collapse
Of Canal Accord
Panama Demands New Treaty,
Withdraws Washington Diplomat
. WASHINGTON W)-United States officials held fast this morn-
ing to the hope that an agreement quieting the Panamanian crisis
would stand despite reports from Panama that the agreement had
collapsed less than 24 hours after it was signed.
Authoritative official sources in Panama disclosed last night
that the government of President Robert Chiari had decided to com-
pletely break relations with the United States unless this nation
agreed to negotiate a new Panama

Asks $131
By EDWARD HERSTEIN
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Gov. George Romney recommended a $21 million
increase in 1964 state appropriations for higher education in his
State of the State address before the Legislature Jan. 9.
The increase will bring the total requested appropriation for
the operating expenditures of state colleges and universities to
$131 million.
Romney aide Charles Orlebeke indicated that this year's higher
education appropriation "would follow the general pattern" of
past requests. With the University traditionally receiving about
a third of the appropriation, this means that the University may
get up to an additional $7 million, bringing its appropriation to
$45.2 million--only $2.6 million short of its request.
$27 Million for Construction
Romney also asked for $27 million to continue construction
of 25 buildings and urged that state higher education institutions
should start planning now buildings costing $41 million.
The request for operating expenditures falls $4 million below
the $25 million minimum boost recommended in the interim
report of the Citizens' Committee on Higher Education. The

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construction request, though $5 million over the 1963 appropria-
tion, is $22 million under the $49 million figure recommended by
the "blue ribbon" group.
Orlebeke explained that an increased revenue outlook and
"blue ribbon" committee report were major factors behind the
unexpected $21 million hike.
See Related Story on State of the State Address,
Page 7, Section 2
Last October, Controller Glenn S. Allen predicted that only
$10 million more would be available, based on a budget balanced
at $580 million. Romney's proposals rest on a budget balanced
at $624 million.
Senate Majority Leader Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann Arbor)
said the request was satisfactory. It recognizes that "the big
problems will come in two or three years," he said.
But Thayer added that "it is difficult to say" whether the
Legislature will pass an appropriation this large. He said that the
reaction of the Senate Appropriations Committee was "favorable."
The appropriations committee chairman, Sen. Frank D. Beadle
(R-St. Clair), said he would "take a good look to see how Romney
expects to have it spent" before deciding whether to support such

an appropriation. "If they need it, it isn't too big; if they don't
need it, it is," he said.
Beadle had also previously indicated that higher education
could at best expect only a $10 million increase in operating
appropriations and forecast that a majority of his committee
would want at least part of this to come from a tuition increase.
Engstrom Declines To Speculate
Rep. Arnell Engstrom (R-Traverse City), chairman of the
House Ways and Means Committee, refused to speculate on the
final higher education appropriation. No meaningful statement
can be made, he said, until Romney presents his budget in detail,
Jan. 22.
However, Engstrom noted that tuition should bear some of
increased educational spending. He said that his committee might
consider linking a tuition increase with boosted appropriations.
But, Engstrom continued, "the state is going to have to bear
an increasing share of the burden."
Engstrom added that buildings forwhich planning money was
appropriated last year will have first priority for the capital outlay
increases recommended by Romney. Plans for medical science
building, unit II, a dental school building and children's hospital,
financed by a $180,000 appropriation this year, are being developed
by the University.

Government
To Support
Housing Rule
WASHINGTON (M) - United
States H o u s i n g Administrator
Robert C. Weaver announced yes-
terday a model agreement with
Minnesota designed to put federal
teeth into enforcement of the
state's fair housing law.
The pact would provide for fed-
eral sanctions for violations of
state laws. In many cases, this
would permit the federal govern-
ment to act where it now is pow-
erless under the limited provisions
of the executive order against ra-
cial discrimination in housing.
Weaver said the federal govern-
ment expects to reach similar
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agreements soon with the 11 other
states that have comprehensive
anti-discrimination laws.
When th'e agreements all are
signed, Weaver said, nearly 41 per
cent of the nation's total popula-
tion and 25 per cent of the Negro
population will be affected.
Other states with fair housing
laws that affect urban renewal,
public housing and private resi-
dences are Alaska, California,
Connecticut, Colorado, Massachu-
setts, Michigan, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, Oregon
and Pennsylvania.
Most of the state laws already
provide penalties, usually a fine
or a jail sentence or both.
Under the agreement, the fed-
eral government could exact addi-
tional penalty by withdrawing its
financial assistance. The agree-
ment applies only on federally as-
sisted housing projects.
Informally, this type of cooper-
ation has been going on for some
time, Weaver said, but the new
agreement provides for systematic,
exchange of information about
new projects, new housing loans
and violations.
One of the major complaints
about the executive order has been
that it is limited in its scope. The
Minnesota agreement overcomes
some of the limitations.

Canal Zone treaty. But officials
in Washington said there had
been no official notification of
been no official notification of
the action as of midnight.
The sources said President Chi-
ari had asked the Costa Rican
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Page 8, Section 3
government to take over Pana-
manian affairs in Washington and
that Costa Rica had agreed to do
so.
Panama has also asked the
United States government to with-
draw its diplomatic personnel from
this tense capital, the sources said,
adding that Panama is bringing
home its envoys from Washington.
Panamanian Ambassador Augusto
Arango has already been returned
here.
The latest flareup in the crisis
apparently hinged on an interpre-
tation of wording in the agreement
reached early yesterday-whether
the United States had agreed to
negotiate a new treaty or merely
discuss outstanding issues between
the nations, including the treaty.
The agreement also called for the
resumption of diplomatic relations
which Chiari had suspended last
week.
The agreement was aimed at
ending the crisis that erupted last
week over Panamanian rights to
fly its flag in the Canal Zone.
Twenty-three were killed and
more than 200 wounded in rioting
and demonstrations by mobs that
invaded the United States-con-
trolled Canal Zone.
Asks Laws
On .Welfare
L A N S ING G(P) -Gov. George
Romney, in a special message to
the Legislature, called for adoption
of a six-point welfare program to
increase Michigan's share of fed-
eral funds by $13.6 million, ease
the burden on local government
and cost the state nothing more.
Some $7 million of this would-be
used to expand participation in
programs of federal aid to de-
pendent children of unemployed,
medical care to aged, aid to the
blind and aid to the disabled..
Romney said Michigan's local
units of government-which fi-
nance direct relief chiefly through
the property tax - would realize
a $6.6 million saving.
The governor said his new
ADC-U plan already has been ap-
proved by an official of the De-
partment of Health, Education
and Welfare, which had blocked
acceptance of the 1963 law on
grounds it was "discriminatory."

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Need Agency
To Regulate
U.S. Funds
By PHILIP SUTIN
National Concerns Editor
Special To The Daily
LANSING - A new state agen-
cy will have to be created to ad-
minister an estimated $30 million
of federal college construction
funds headed toward Michigan.
Charles Orleseke, Gov. George
Romney's administrative aide on
educational matters, said last week
that the nature of the new agency
has not been determined, pending
a meeting with health, educational
and welfare department officials
today in Chicago.
Under the $1.2 billion College
Construction Act, passed by last
year's Congress, federal capital
outlay funds may only be granted
to a college on the basis of a state-
wide plan formulated by a "broad-
ly representative" state commis-
sion.
Michigan, and perhaps every
other state, lacks this sort of
agency, Orlebeke continued. Under
the act, the commission must be
composed of both educators and
private citizens.
The meeting in Chicago, to be
attended by Orlebeke, representa-
tives of the state's department of
administration and of the various
state colleges and universities, in-
cluding Assistant to the Vice-
President for Business and Fi-
nance John C. McKevit, is one of
several regional meetings HEW
plans.
The University is seeking feder-
al support for a proposed eight-
story addition to the General Li-
brary.

-Daily-James Keson
END OF THE LINE?-Edward G. Groesbeck, director of the
Office of Registration and Records, predicts that lines like
these will disappear in the near future. He said that soon all
students will pre-classify, and registration at Waterman gym-
nasium will be entirely eliminated.
Groesbeck Notes Record
Spring Enrollment for 'U'

Council Sets
Ordinance
On Housing
By THOMAS COPI
Ann Arbor's fair housing ordin-
ance went into effect Jan. 1 de-
spite an opinion by State Atty.
Gen. Frank J. Kelley whichyde-
clared the ordinance illegal.
Kelley holds that the civil rights
commission set up in the new con-
stitution, which also went into ef-
fect on Jan. 1, preempts any laws'
the cities of Michigan might make
in the area of civil rights.
City Atty. Jacob F. Fahrner Jr.1
issued an opinion of his own which
he summarized by saying that
"the opportunity to acquire inter-
est in real estate is not a civil right
in the new constitution and would
only become a civil right if the
Legislature declared it as such."
Fahrner said that the question
of legislative interpretation was
the basic difference between his
and Kelley's opinions. He also
noted in his opinion, however, that
he found "no constitutional provi-
sion, statute, or Supreme Court
decision to the effect that a Michi-
gan city, or its local public offi-
cials, are legally bound by an opin-
ion of the attorney general and
must comply with his rulings." On
this basis Fahrner disagreed with
Kelley who had said that his opin-
ion holds the force of law unless
overturned in court.
Fahrner summed up the import
of his opinion and studies by say-
ing that since he didn't consider
"fair housing" a civil right "le-
gally," then the CRC had no juris-
diction over it, and the city had a
perfectly legal right to pass a fair
housing ordinance.

More than 26,000 students reg-
istered for the spring semester at
the University, Director of the Of-
fice of Registration and Records
Edward G. Groesbeck said yester-
day.
Almost 4,000 of these students
registered yesterday afternoon,
Douglas R. Woolley, administra-
tive assistant in the Office of
Registration and Records noted.
Woolley said the heavy snow
storm which struck much of the
Midwest may have been respon-
sible for the long lines yesterday
afternoon.
Spring enrollment figures -
down about 1,000 from last se-
mester - still represent the larg-

est spring enrollment in the Uni-
versity's history, Groesbeck said.
He noted that midyear gradua-
tion, transfers from the Univer-
sity and the normal percentage of
dropouts account for the drop.
Groesbeck said he hoped ad-
vance classification will eventually
eliminate classification in Water-
man gymnasium entirely. The first
step, Woolley noted, will be to re-
quire all students - including
graduate students - to advance
classify. Under consideration for
fall registration is a plan to set
aside two days to allow those stu-
dents who are advance classified
to register and to reserve the third
day for those students who are
not.

Give Statements
On,Membership
Avoid Possible Penalties by SGC-
Including Lifting of Recognition
By MARY LOU BUTCHER
The five sororities which had not previously submitted
complete statements containing their criteria for member-
ship selection have filed new documents with Vice-President
for Student Affairs James A. Lewis, meeting today's dead-
line.
Failure to submit a statement could have resulted in a
variety of penalties ranging from suspension of rushing priv-
ileges or social activities to withdrawal of recognition.
Lewis indicated last night that he had received four
statements and that he had been informed that the fifth
would be submitted today."
"The statements will be kept i
on file for the use of the Ekns Noes
membership committee in ac-
cordance with the provisions
of the membership regula- Panhel Rush
tions."
The statements will be exam- Alterations
mned for adequacy by the com-
mittee, and may be used in an
investigation of suspected dis- By MARGARET LOWE
criminatory selection practices.
According to Student Govern- Change has been the keyword
ment Council's membership rules in planning the 1964 women's
and regulations approved Oct. 23, rushing program, which officially
all recognized student organiza- begins Friday with the first
tions must file statements listing round of mixers.
clauses of their constitutions and Two of the changes in Pan-
by-laws dealing with membership hellenic policy will enable more
selection practices and policies. women to rush. Because of the
Inadequate Statements changes the following women
Following SGC's adoption of can now register for this year's
the regulations, the five sorori- program before 3 p.m. Friday:
ties - Alpha Epsilon Phi, Delta 1) First and second semester
Delta Delta, Phi Mu and Sigma juniors who transferred to the
Kappa--and a professional den- University this semester.
tal fraternity, Delta Sigma Delta, 2) Members of national and 10-
were notified that their previous cal sororities which do not have
statements were deemed inade- chapters on this campus. These
quate and that a 60-day limit, people are eligible for a social
expiring today, was in effect for membership, which allows them
the filing of new statements. to participate only in the social
The national offices of the five activities of a chapter.
sororities have employed com- Panhel President Patricia El-
mon legal counsel since 1962 to kins, '64, said that such eligible
contest SGC's authority to legis- women who wish to particilate
late on matters concerning affili- should contact Miss Jan Miller,
ated groups p PPanhel counselor, 1011 SAB.
The decisions by the local Another of the changes this
chapters to submit statements year is that for the first time as-
were pending approval by the sociate rush counselors are lead-
national offices for most of the ing regular rush groups.
60-day period. Still another major change is
SGC Granted Power the shortening of the rush cal-
SGC was first empowered by endar. Last year's four weeks
the Regents to implement Bylaw have been reduced to 15 days,
2.14, prohibiting discrimination and more rushing is now done
within the University, as it ap- during the week.
plied to student organizations in In addition to these changes
November, 1959. open rush has been given pre-
The Regents twice reaffirmed rush approval by Panhel for the
Council's authority over student first time. This year open rush
groups when sorority attorney has been formalized as part of
Lawrence Smith questioned it. the rushing procedure.
A request from Smith for an Several loans will be available
oral hearing at the December from Panhel women who want to
meeting was denied, pledge but cannot afford the ex-
Susan Harkonen, '64, president tra cost. Panhel dues have been
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