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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXIV, No. 146




Johnson Delays
Railroad Strike
Unions Give 15-Day Postponement;
Rails To Renew Negotiations Today
WASHINGTON (P)--President Lyndon B. Johnson received last
night a pledge from both sides to postpone for 15 days a national
rail work-stoppage slated to start at 12:01 a.m. today. The President
had asked earlier for a 20-day delay.
A union spokesmn said the President voluntarily dropped the
request for a 20-day postponement and asked a 15-day stay, instead,
because he felt that is enough time to reach a settlement in the five-
year-old dispute that repeatedly has brought the nation to the

'U' Capital Outlay Bill Passes Senate

To Establish
New Group
Above IQC
Interquadrangle Council initiat-
ed action last night to establish
a House Presidents' Assembly that
would have final authority over
IQC action that it chose to con-
The move was made possible
by the return of East Quad rep-
resentatives to IQC. East Quad
had been boycotting IQC meet-
ings since March, making it im-
possible for a quorum to be
The motion concerning the
House Presidents' Assembly, which
passed 4-2 with West Quad rep-
resentatives opposing, was made
by John Koza, '64, of East Quad.
The motion proposed that a new
article to the IQC constitution
be added which would make it
possible for an assembly of all
house presidents to be called at
the request of the IQC president
or by a petition of nine house
presidents. For the new article to
become effective, it must be ac-
cepted by two-thirds of the house
Power Use
"I expect that the presidents
will use their power sparingly,
leaving all routine matters at the
discretion of the present IQC
body," Koza said.
IQC also voted to send to com-
mittee for further study a pro-
posal to change present methods
of literature distribution by lower
house councils. East Quad has
charged IQC president John
Eadie, '65, with censorship in this
area. The apparent impending de-
feat of this proposal at an earlier
meeting was the immediate cause
of the boycott.'
Eadie denied the accusation of
censorship. "I am glad that the
issue has been referred to com-
mittee for rational, constructive
discussion," he added. "The action
is in line with a suggestion that
I made to IQC representatives
earlier 'this week."
IQC Boycott
Commenting on East Quad's re-
turn to IQC, Koza emphasized
that the mandate given to him
and East Quad president George
Steinitz, '66, by East Quad Coun-
cil to boycott IQC had not been
violated. "The mandate permits
the representatives to attend IQC
to consider amendments and ac-
tion pertaining to the proposed
assembly and literature distribu-
tion. Our participation in future
IQC meetings is contingent on
favorable committee action on the
literature issue."
Phi Mu Plans
To Stay Active,
Study Housing
Phi Mu sorority will remain, on
campus and continue its chapter,
Field Secretary Pat Johnson an-
nounced yesterday.'
The national organization of Phi
Mu has decided that the Univer-
sity group will retain its chap-
ter. Whether or not it will re-
tain its house depends on the
number of people who will be re-
turning next year and on the
financial situation of the house.
A national officer of the soror-
ity will be at the University be-
fore the end of the semester to
decide whether or not the chapter
will retain its house. If it doesn't.
Phi Mu will have the status of an
associate sorority along with Al-
pha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sig-

ma Theta.,
The sorority has taken no pledg-
es in the past two years. The*

Obrink of a nationwide rail shut-
A Good Show
Johnson made the announce-
ment after a four-hour meeting
with representatives fromboth
sides. He said "railroad service .. .
will continue," and that negotia
tions will resume at 10 a.m. to-
morrow in the White House.
The President congratulated
both sides and said they "acted
in the public interest."
Wayne Johnston, president of
the Illinois Central Railroad, sa'id
on behalf of management: ".We
pledge ourselves to continue our
efforts to reach a fair settlement."
Tell the Unions
Roy Davidson of the Brother-
hood of Locomotive Engineers
AFL-CIO, said telegrams were be-
ing sent to members of all un-
ions to suspend the strike against
the Illinois. Central, which precip-
itated the national crisis Wednes-
Davidson said the union mem-
bers were being asked to go back
to work on the Illinois Central "at
the urgent request" of Johnson.
Johnston spoke in behalf of all
the nearly 200 railroads involvec'
in the dispute.
The Last Seconds
The announcement of the post-
ponement came almost literally in
the 11th hour before the strike
scheduled at one minute after mid-
night which would have tied up
virtually every train in the nation.
Johnson had met with the rai
and union negotiators personal
after Secretary of Labor W. Wil-
lard Wirtz had failed to get an
agreement to avert a walkout o'
iembers of five operating rail un-
Johnson told the executives of
the unions and of the carriers that
it is in the interest of the nation
that they accept his proposal to
return to what he called the stat-
us quo for 20 days.
. Try Again '
In the interval, he had sai,
Wirtz and the chairman of the
national mediation board will
"work intensively and continuous-,
ly with the parties to achieve a
settlement of the remaining issues
iiu dispute or to obtain agreement
on procedures assuring their ulti-
mate settlenent."
"I will keep in close touch per-
sonally with this situation," John-
son added.'
WhitedHouse Press Secretary
George Reedy said Johnson told
the opposing parties that:
"The extremely serious conse-
quences of a nationwide shut-
down of the railroads are plain
and clear. The interests of the
parties and of the public require
that every practical effort be made
to avoid these consequences."
Johnson had disclosed his 20-
day-delay aim just before sitting
down with the disputing parties.
Avoid Slump
Speaking in the East Room to
businessmen who had been called
to the White House to discuss bus-
iness leadership in the civil rights
field, Johnson said he would seek
a 20-day moratorium in order to
avoid a slump in the nation's econ-
omy an#l an increase in unemploy-
Strong expressions of distaste
for another intervention by Con-
gress came yesterday from botl
Senate and House.

To Discuss
Program in
House Unit
$5.7 Million Allowed
For Building Funds
The University's $5.7 million
capital outlay appropriation pass-
ed the Senate yesterday as part
of a bill covering all state in-
The Senate appropriations bill,
which keeps intact Gov. George
Romney's recommendation for
higher education capital outlay,
now goes to the House Ways and
Means committee for further con-
R o mn e y ' s recommendation,
made last January, was $3.3 mil-
lion short of the amount requested
by the University. The bill as it
now stands provides $800,000 of
the $5.7 million for remodeling
and general renovations of Uni-
versity buildings.
The remaining $4,955,000 of the
University's appropriation breaks
down into:
-$385,000 to complete the
school of music project.
-$1,870,000 to complete the
second unit of the fluids engineer-
ing building.
-$1,200,000 to start construc-
tion on the medical science build-
ing, unit II.
-$1,500,000 to start construc-
tion on the dental building.
While the :bill was in the Sen-
ate appropriations committee, Un-
iversity officials asked the legis-
lators to add the North Campus
architecture and design school
building funds to the capital out-
lay levy.
At the time the bill was on the
Senate floor Majority Leader
Stanley Thayer (R-Ann Arbor)
commented, "I attempted to
amend the bill to include an ar-
chitecture and design school ap-
propriation. The amendment was
defeated ten to nine."
University 'officials expressed
some disappointment that funds
to start plans for the proposed
architecture and school building
on North Campus were not in-
Capital outlay appropriations
to the other state supported col-
leges and universities suffei-ed no
change on the Senate floor, Lans-
ing sources indicated.
Operating Budget
Still under consideration in the
Senate is the University's operat-
ing budget appropriations. The
Senate bill is virtually the same
as Romney's recommendation for
the higher education operating
budget levy.
Sen. Thayer doubted that the
higher education operating budget
bill would be voted on by the Sen-
ate today. Senate rules demand
that the bill be acted on by Tues-
day night.
Referring to the clause in the
higher education operating budget
bill that states universities may
not use the appropriated funds to
expand branch colleges, Sen.'
Thayer noted the clause may be
Motion Defeated
His motion on the Senate floor
to delete the clause was defeated
ten to nine, he said.
A University official comment-
ed that the clause was in last
year's bill. "It didn't affect us
last year and it shouldn't affect
us this year."
"The provision shows legislative
intention more than any thing
else," Sen. Thayer concluded.












To0 Detail Plan




Panhel Attacks Regent's Ide


Name Wyllie
To New Post
In line with the University's re-
cent policy of stepped-up "personal
diplomacy," the Office of Univer-
sity Relations will undergo a
major staff and structural' re-
orientation, effective May 1.
The shift is expected to gear
University public relations toward
increased state-wide and national
coverage for the susquicentennial
celebration in 1967.
Specifically, the staff "promo-
tions and changes in responsibil-
ity" announced yesterday by Uni-
versity Relations Director Michael
Radock, include:
Mass Media
-The promotion of Cleland B.
Wyllie to the newly created posi-
tion of "assistant director of uni-
versity relations for mass media."
He will work directly with periodi-
cal and broadcasting representa-
tives throughout the country,
Replacing Wyllie in his current
post as director of a revamped in-
formation services division will
be Miss Alice Beeman.
-The placement of Frederick
E. Moncrieff as manager of the
news service, moving up from his
current post as co-ordinator of
radio and television news.
State Services
-The expansion of the office of
state services under its new direc-
tor, James D. Shortt. He will be
assisted by Donald A. Morris as
manager of special programs and
David S. Pollock as manager of
community services.
Morris said yesterday that the
office of state-wide services will
enlarge its "Operation Michigan"
program innovated by Radock two
years ago.
One facet of this program to be
expanded is the "President's Con-
ference" which takes University
President Harlan Hatcher to urban
centers within the state. He and
other key University administra-
tors brief a specially-selected au-
dience on various aspects of the
University and higher education.

Panhellenic Presidents Council
yesterday expressed unanimous
opposition to the recent proposal
of Regent Allan R. Sorenson.
Responding to Sorenson's pro-
gram that affiliate houses be dis-
associated from the University,
Panhellenic Association published
a resolution stating that they
"strongly support the status of
collegiate chapters of sororities
as University recognized student
"We believe that any proposal
which would sever our ties with
the University would be contrary
to the aims and purposes of Pan-
hellenic Association and the in-
dividual collegiate chapters at the
University of Michigan.
"The existence of sororities on
this campus is based on the prem-
ise that they provide an exper-
ience for the individual which is
comptible with the complimen-
tary to the educational goals of
the University."
Sorenson's proposal was design-
ed to solve the problem of dis-
crimination in sorority member-
ship. Panhel took the position
that, "In accordance with our
belief that sororities should be- a
recognized part of the University,
we support the University policy
on non-discrimination based on
the Regents By-law 2:14.
"We uphold our right to selec-
tive membership without regard
to race, religion, color, creed, na-
tional origin or ancestry."
Stress Vote
In proposing this resolution to
the Council, Panhel President Ann
Wickins, '65, stressed the impor-
tance to the presidents of voting
as members of collegiate chapters
of Panhel.
This was in response to a gen-
eral concern expressed by a few
presidents that their national or-
ganizations might have objec-
tions to the resolution. They ex-
pressed some fear that the resolu-
tion could be interpreted as mean-
ing that the sororities were put-
ting themselves willingly into the
hands of the University.
Some of the presidents feared
that under such an interpretation,
the University could legally de-
mand the right to intervene in
any aspect of sorority organiza-
tion they might wish to control.

Miss Wickins emphasized that
the presidents have the right to
express their own opinion as col-
legiate chapters at the University.
"We are not deciding that we owe
our allegiance to the University
versus the nationals or to the Na-
tionals versus the University," she
"We must get away from the
idea that allegiance to the nation-
als means absolute agreement with
them," she continued.
Miss Wickins went on to say
that the sororities must hit a
balance between allegiance to the
University and allegiance to Na-
tional Panhellenic. "By passing the
resolution we are setting a prece-
dent for active participation in
the national organization as well
as in the University."
She explained that the reasons
behind the resolution are varied:.
Separated from the University,
the sororities would be put in a
very difficult position in terms of
the mechanics of running the or-
ganization. A significant problem
would arise from limited access to
University facilities.
-It would be necessary to em-
ploy sorority almuni to handle the
jobs which now fall to Univer-
sity administrators. If alumni ad-
visors and supervisors replaced
University administrators; it could
mean greater control by alumni,
who are not necessarily familiar
with the University and the tem-
perament of the campus.
Sororities might have difficulty
attracting pledges under a dis-
associated status, Miss Wickins
said. "How could we ask students
who come to get an education
from the University to join a group
which is separated from and not
recognized by the University?" she
Miss Wickins concluded that
there is no reason for sororities to
disassociate from the University,
asserting that selective member-
ship and nondiscrimination are
compatible with the University as
an institution.
Meanwhile, Lawrence Lossing,
'65, president of Interfraternity
Council, issued a letter to all fra-
ternity presidents repudiating Sor-
enson's proposal on the grounds
that, "Fraternities are every bit
as much student organizations as

they are private clubs, cont
Sorenson's assertions.
"We derive our mem
from the University. We ar
ised in part on the belief t
can and will make a sigi
contribution to the educa
our members.
"To separate fraternitie
the University would be t
diate our obligation to s]
the academic pursuits of t
Make HR
Despite protests of loc
rights groups, Ann Arbi
Council voted last night t
the appointment of Rev.]
Holfreter to the Human R
During the deliberatio
Ann Arbor Civil Rights C
ating Council distributedf
letter protesting the pro
followed by Mayor Cecil (
and chairman Paul Wad
making the nomination
Republicans, however,
to disregard the protests.
advantage of their 1
strength in the "lame-duck
cil, they followed the stric
line' in support of the
Both Democrats on cou
posed the measure.
Mrs. Eunice Burns sta
mediate opposition to the
ination. She objected to
adequate procedures invo
the nomination and not
selection of the particul
"The most important co'
tion is that appointments
follow a consistent and o
of procedures that ensure
amination of a candidat
dentials by the interested
The other Democrat
Teachout, said that a vot
measure should not be t
cern of the "lame-duck"
but should be tabled until
council could deliberate
"The priority of our newly
council should be realized:
to obtain the best possit
port of the general popula
Wendell Hulcher, the
council representative on
man Relations Commissi
pressed the Republican vi
"We have sought defini
during the past year. M
worked for sound humani
among all people of the
gardless of race or other
Procedural Problerr
Hulcher criticized the to

T-old ay..
Lewis Says
a WCCRequest
Met, in Part-,
Notes New Regulations
To Differ in Places
From Survey Results
Changes in women's hours and
u regulations were announced yes-
terday by Vice-President for Stu-
dent Affairs James A. Lewis, who
said that the details of the
changes will be announced today.
The changes came after, the
personnel of the Office of Student
Affairs met with leaders of the
major women's groups on campus
to consider changes in women's
regulations proposed through a
G survey carried out by the Women's
Conference Committee.
rary to Disputed Areas
Lewis said that there were three
bership areas of dispute between the OSA
e prem- and the recommendations in the
that we WCC survey:
nificant - apartment permissions for
tion of junior women;
-liberalization of junior wom-
s from en's hours, and
o 'repu- -the proposal that women with
hare in key permissions br allowed to
he Uni- leave their housing units after
_ Passage of all three points on
Cy which there was disagreement was
denied by the OSA.
The WCC had not listed junior
apartment permissions among its
recommendations; they included
deletion of the rule prohibiting
W freshman women from visiting
men's non-University approved
al civil off-campus housing and changing
or City the calling hours for the opposite
Q accept sex in University housing from
Fred R. 12 noon until closing to 9 a.m.
elations until closing.
Both of the latter proposals were
ns, the accepted by the OSA.
.oordin- In making its recommendations
an open for liberalization of womer's
.cedures hours in general, the WCC had
). Creal put its proposals in terms of num-
gner in hers and length of automatic late
for the permissions (ALP's).
seemed WCC Proposals
Taking The WCC's proposals in this
political area were: that seniors should get
" coun- more than 10 ALP's of three hours
et party in length; juniors-eight (sorori-
pary'ties) or ten (residence halls) of
mayor's two hours in length; sophomores
ncil op- -eight of two hours each; fresh-
men-eight of either one or two
However, the OSA went even
ted im- further than the WCC's recom-
the in- mendations by abolishing hours
lved in for junior women on weekends, as
to the well as other liberalizations which
ar man, will be announced today.
nsidera- Not using ALP's as a basis for
should liberalization of women's hours
pen set was cited as a method of eliminat-
the ex- ing red tape and a step towards
e's cre- even further liberalization in the

Debate Negro Stand in Fall I

Students To Discuss Moves
On Racial Issues, Poverty
Some 500 student activists will converge on Ann Arbor this week-
end to review plans for stepped-up movements for racial justice and
the abolition of poverty.
Most of the students are temporarily out of school working full-
time across the country in white and Negro ghettos. Their activity
presentl.y includes rent strikes,
rallies of the unemployed, lobby-
ing with public officials, and civil
disobedience in places such as
Appalachia, Harlem, Baltimore,
J l Ctio n s Washington, D.C., Chester, Pa.;
Philadelphia; Boston; Newark;
Cleveland; Detroit; Chicago; At-
lanta, and Jackson, Miss.
ty were a tremendous success, it The meeting is intended to
would take too long and accom-
plish no more than the DemocratsI s h ar p e n community-organizing
are presently trying to do." strategies for creating mass dem-
onstrations and political action
this year. The students generally
favor civil rights, full employment
through government planning and
public works programs, and slash-
es in the armaments budgets to
finance the "war on poverty."
Sponsoring organizations are

1 1 -

"Negroes should not support the
Democratic nor the Republican
party in 1964," Clifton Deberry,
Socialist Worker presidential can-
didate, said last night.
"Which way should the Negroes
go in 1964?" was the question un-
der debate at a discussion spon-
sored by the Student Non-violent
Coordinating Committee.

vote against those parties which the Negro can forge ahead under
condone racism. The achievement an independent system."
of justice and equality lies in Barnard agreed that the Ne-
changing the system itself. groes needed an independent sys-
"The Democrats and the Repub- tem of representation, but found it
licans are equally bad. The only in another sector. "We need e
reason that the civil rights bill Freedom-Now party. The Demo-
is even being debated today is that crats are the main ones who have
the Negroes have initiated the thrown the Negroes out. This
movement themselves. It boils country's economy was developed
down basically to this: nobody rep- on three hundred years of free la-
resents the Negro." bor and another hundred in ex-

e on, the
he con-
the new
upon it.
in order
ble sup-
the Hu-
on, ex-
te ends
Ve have
city, re-!
vo Dem-

Most Controversy
The point on which there was
the most controversy between the
OSA and the women leaders was
that of women leaving the housing
units after closing. At the first
meeting between the two groups,
the ISA said that such a plan
was unfeasable.
As this was one of the areas in
the survey which received the
most support, the women issued
a statement to the OSA clarify-
ing their position and presenting
further arguments in behalf of
their recommendation.
The statement presented argu-
ments on several facets' of the
proposal, stating that "the moral
issue under question is a false
one," and the fact that "back
Idoor exits a~re being' usedr1after


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