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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom


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VOL. LXXII, No. 34




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PredictBright Future
For Freshman Class
Practically every one of the 3,300 University freshmen will be
academically eligible to continue as a sophomore, admission officials
predicted yesterday.
The most selective freshman group in University history, the
class of '65 should at least equal the achievements of those who en-
tered ,a year ago, Assistant Director of Admissions Byron L. Groesbeck
said. More than 90 per cent of them posted satisfactory grades dur-
ing their first year.
More Selective
Each freshman group for the past decade has been more selective-
ly chosen than the one before it, until today's successful applicants

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. explains fee refunds
U' Draftees
.To Receive
University students called to ac-
tive duty by thearmed services
will receive a full refund of se-
mester fees, University Comptrol-
ler Gilbert L. Lee has stated in a
memo to the billing office.
In addition, they will not need
to pay a service charge for this
Less than a dozen students have
left the University this semester-
to assume active duty, Supervisor
of Student Billing Neil M. Tracy
said yesterday.
Otherwse, students would re-
ceive a full refund without a serv-
ice charge only if the change in
"fee status" were brought by ad-
ministrative action of the Univer-
sity, he explained.
Other Instances
Tracy cited the dropping of a
course or the removal of students
from a class that is too full as
instances in which such a refund
might be demanded.
In all other cases a student
.leaving during the first two weeks
of school is refunded his entire
fee minus a $30 dis-enrollment
charge. If he is leaving during the
third through sixth week, the stu-
dent loses half his fee, and beyond
the sixth week the student forfeits
the entire amount.
If a student changes frm one
program or school to another
within the University, he is mere-
ly reassessed the appropriate fee
for the new program selected.
Refunds Slow
At present refunds are coming
back more slowly that usual be-
cause the student- billing office is
swamped with persons who have
mistakenly paid $50 more than re-
quired for their fees, Tracy said.
Many freshman and transfer
students, not realizing that the $50
deposit they paid before they came
to Ann Arbor was to be applied
to their fees, paid the full $140
during registration, instead of only
the $90 they still owed.
Obvious Refunds
Once these "obvious refunds"
have been taken care of, the stu-
dent billing office will begin
processing the more involved re-
funds for students who have
changed their. status, he explain-
First these refunds requests
must be properly recorded in the
billing office.
Each case must then be checked
to see if the money came from a
loan, scholarship, or from the stu-
dent himself, to make sure that
the office is returning money only
tonindividuals entitled to it, Tracy

mare-nine times out of 10-those
who graduate in the top quarter
of their high school classes.
Eighty-nine per cent of this
year's group ended up in the top
quarter, as compared to 86 per
cent last fall, "a very slightly
higher" figure, Groesbeck said.
A class-rank breakdown shows
that 57 per cent of the freshmen
were in the top tenth of their
graduating classes, 25 per cent in
the second tenth, and 12 per cent
in the third tenth.
I After all other criteria are con-
sidered, a student who ranks in
the upper .tenth of his graduating
class and has the recommendation
of his principal is virtually cer-
tain to be successful at the Uni-
versity, Groesbeck said.
Analyzes Standards
He pointed out that the increas-
ed quality of the class arises from
a higher number of well-qualified
students in a growing college-age
population and increased aware-
ness by the high schools as to
who should apply to the Univer-
This awareness accounts for the
slightly lower number of applica-
tions received last year. "The drop
came in the group of unqualified
out-of-state students who view
the University as a place of high
academic competition and fear
they won't make the grade,"
Groesbeck said.
Associate Director Gayle Wilson
added that counselors and princi-.
pals "realize that competition is
mounting . and recommend the
student for admission only if they
think he will succeed here."
Counselors' Role
Wilson explained that counse-
lors, like admission officers, eval-
uate students in the light of their
backgrounds and planned pro-
grams of study, realizing that com-
petition varies in each University
school and college.
The literary college - which
accounts for 60 per cent of the
freshmen-has the most severe
competition, while the more spe-
cialized undergraduate units have
less of a problem.
"There is a qualified student
in every slot, however," Groesbeck
said, "and there are no -vacant
Railroads Ask
Financial Aid
Of Governors
NEW YORK (P-Ailing eastern
railroads yesterday urged gover-
nors of ten states to help them
cure "truly critical" ills that have
plunged them $122 million in the
r6el so far this year.
Six spokesmen, five of them
presidents of major lines, attrib-
uted their plight mostly to a "jun-
gle of unfair competition" with
rival modes of transport fostered
by discriminatory tax and regula-
tion policies.
Jervis Langdon, Jr., president of
the deficit-ridden Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad, said nationaliza-
tion of the railroad industry
threawened unless the federal gov-
ernment moved q'uickly to the res-

SGC To Send Wires
On Mississippi Violence
Student Government Council voted last night to send telegrams
t6 Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Gov. Ross Barnett of
Mississippi regarding violence related to civil rights activities in the
The message to Kennedy takes note of the evidence of violence
and lawlessness in Mississippi in connection with such activities
and urges him to state "publicly under what conditions the federal
government will intervene in that state and what form such inter-
vention would take."
Implicate Actively
It further urges him to "implicate actively through investiga-

tion and procedure all existing f
Offer First
District Plan
T on-Con
LANSING )-Six Democratic
delegates yesterday submitted
the first legislative apportionment
plan ' to the Constitutional Con-
The proposal informally touch-
ed off what is certain to be one
of the hottest disputes at the
Convention. Democrats have set
reapportionment of the Legisla-
ture as one of their top goals.
The sponsoring group, all from
the Detroit area, proposed to al-
locate to each member of the
House of Representatives votes
equal to the combined vote cast
in his district for his office at the
last election.
Voting Power
The voting power of each rep-,
resentative thus would be altered
after each biennial convention.
If the two representatives were
elected from ' single district, each
would cast a number of votes
equal to half the combined votes
cast for the two positions.
Another Democratic proposal
would limit the disparity in the
population of Michigan's congres-
sional districts to 5,000. The dif-
ference in the current 18 districts
is as much as 500,000.
Tax Proposal
Michigan AFL-CIO President
August Scholle urged the conven-
tion not to make any changes in
the way state tax revenues are
earmarked, unless it first changes
the state's legislative setup.
Scholle, in testimony scheduled
for delivery at a hearing of the
con-con committee on finances
and taxation, repeated the AFL-
CIO stand that the present state
Legislature is not truly represen-
He said the reason Michigan
voters earmarked some $592-mil-
lion tax dollars was because "they
had no confidence in the Legisla-
ture being fair and equitable in
the distribution of these reve-
Civil Service
Prof. James K. Pollock of the
political science department told
a con-con committee studying pos-
sible changes in Michigan's civil
service that Michigan and Califor-,
nio have the best such depart-
ments in the nation.

ederal civil rights legislation and
Sespecially requests him to act im-
plimenting those laws which au-
thorize him to file suit in federal
court against all those who hinder
Negroes when they attempt to
register to vote."
The letter to Barnett asks him
to guarantee protection to every-
one throughout the state of Mis-
sissippi and to uphold the right of
citizens of all races to assemgle in
non-violent protest.
It also requests him to insure
that the 18 students who go on
trial Monday in, Pike County re-1
ceive fair and just treatment.
The students were arrested after
participation in a walk-out from
Burgland Negro High. School in
sympathy with two other stu-
dents who were refused re-admis-
sion to the school after serving a
prison sentence for taking part in
a sit-in.-
Revise Motion
The motion, introduced origin-
ally by Brian Glick, '62, passed
by voice vote. Deleted from the
letter to Barnett were two points
proposed by Daily Editor John
Roberts, '62.
Robert's amendment originally
urged Barnett to secure the re-
lease of Brenda Travis from the
Mississippi Negro Girls Industrial
Training School and to secure re-
admission of those students pres-
ently barred from Burgland High.
A substitute for the letter to
Kennedy proposed by David Croys-
dale, '63, would have expressed
SGC concern over the recent evi-
dence of violence in McComb and
urged the Student Nonviolent Co-
ordinating Committee to "abstain
from demonstrations or other ac-
tivities which might incite fur-
th r violence."
rhat motion was defeated.
Local Colleges'
Need 'Priority'
Community colleges should be
given priority in the expansion of
facilities for higher education, the
State Council of Community Col-
lege Administrators said in a pre-
liminary report on the role of 'the
Michigan community college.
Among its recommendations, the
council urged additional personnel
-in the state Department of Public
Instruction to work exclusively
with community colleges, the shar-
ing of costs by the state govern-
ment and the local community,
co-ordinated committee efforts of
state colleges and universities with
local colleges and consideration of
the establishment of independent
community college districts.

COLOR GUARD-Two new membe'rs, Mauretania and Outer
Mongolia, will raise the total membership of the United Nations to
103 and will, add two new banners to the long line of flags that
ring the front wall before the UN Secretariat in New York City.
Resignation A ttributed.
To 'Lack of Philosophy'
City Editor
Assistant Dean of Women Elsie Fuller said yesterday she is resign-
ing because she can no longer ascertain an overall philosophy to guide
her in her work in charge of women's residence halls.

Ordinarily, Mrs. Fuller said, sh
housing for next year, but there a
Nations Vote,
To Withhold
Action on Cuba
ern hemisphere nations voted al-
most unanimously yesterday to de-
lay any concerted action, against
the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba.
Only Guatemala opposed a move
to refer to a committee for study
Peru's proposal for an investiga-
tion of the,.Castro regime by the
Organization of American States.
Cuba abstained.
At a tense meeting of the OAS
Council, U.S. Ambassador DeLes-
seps S. Morrison saidahe did not
consider the action as "in. any
way implying an indefinite post-
ponement of consideration of the
matter. This we emphatically can-
not support either expressly or im-
Diplomatic observers neverthe-
less regarded the move as a blow
to the prospect for immediate ac-
tion against the Castro regime.
The decision to refer Peru's
proposal to the OAS general com-
mittee was reached after intensive
behind-the-scenes maneuvering.

Chin,Russians Lift-
Double Veto Threat
U.S., Soviets Fail To Reach Accoi
On Stopgap Secretary-General
UNITED NATIONS 0-The Security Council yesterd
approved United Nations membership for Outer Mongolia a
Mauritania, breaking' a deadlock that had endangered J
tionalist China's seat in the UN.
Nationalist China had threatened to veto Outer Mongo
and the Soviet Union to veto Mauritania. Both lifted th
veto threats, sending the membership applications of the 1
small countries on to the General Assembly, where final e
proval is assured. They will' become the 102nd and 103rd
Powers Deadlock
Meanwhile, ,the United States and the Soviet Union m
another unsuccessful try yesterday at breaking the deadl

;he would now be planning women's
re "just uncertainties" and she has
- no guidelines within which to

Study Committee
(A faculty-student committee is
currently studying the Office of
Student Affairs Philosophy and
structure, with an eye to possible
revisions. Mrs. Fuller's resignation,
effective Dec. 1, was announced
at Friday's Regents meeting.)
Under Dean of Women Deborah
Bacon, who has also resigned, the
dean's office has operated with the
assistant deans possessing "great
freedom and scope and operation,"
Mrs. Fuller said. She said her own
aim is to consider entering stu-
dents as individuals.-
'Cannot Operate'
But now, she said, "I cannot
operate on a day-to-day basis with
no long-range statement of policy
and philosophy."
Dean Bacon's resignation has
added to the uncertainties, Mrs.
Fuller added.
-She said she is leaving Dec. 1,
after 16 years in the dean's office,
so that the person or agency to
which housing responsibility is
delegated will have a free hand
in whatever planning is done.
Expresses Regret
Mrs. Fuller also expressed re-
gret about breaking her long rela-
tionship with Assembly Associa-
tion. She said she has shared both
planning and decision - making
with the dormitory student gov-
ernment organization.
Mrs. Fuller said her procedure in
organizing women's accommoda-
tions has been to send out ,a dor-
mitory' policy statement along
with the residence application
given to entering freshmen. But
this year, she has done nothing on
the statement-usually written in
October - because there are no
The policy has been, she said, to
let individuals state what they
want in the way of a roommate-

over appointing a 'stop-gap.
secretary-general. A United
States spokesman said another"
meeting might take place later,
this week.
The spokesman said United
States Ambassador Charles W.
Yost and Soviet Delegate Valerian
Zorin reached no conclusion on
the stalemate. Informed sources
disclosed that each side remained
adamant on 'the main point still
at issue-how many top-level ad-
visors the acting UN chief should
have and what geographic regions
they should represent.
The United States and Russia
have agreed on U Thant, Burma's
chief U1N delegate for the top spot,
but the United States has stood
fast on fixing the number of chief
aides at five -- from the United
States, Russia, Western Europe,
Africa and Latin America.
Backstage Maneuvering
The package deal admission of
the two new nations was conclud-
ed after weeks of backstage ma-
neuvering and appeals that reach-
ed to, President John F. Kennedy,
who urged President Chiang Kai-
Shek's Nationalists not to jeopar-
dize their UN seat by vetoing Out-
er Mongolia as they had done in
The Nationalists claim Mongo-
lia is only a Communist puppet
state and rightfully belongs to
The deadlock was set up by the
Soviet Union, which vetoed Mauri-
tania last December and threat-
ened to do so again unless the
Mongolians were admitted.
With the onus thus thrown on,
the Nationalist Chinese by the So-
viet Union, Mauritania's 12 Afri-
can supporters approached the
Threaten Retaliation'
These 12, all former French Af-
rican colonies like Mauritania,
warned they would retaliate
against a National veto of, Mon-
golia by voting for Communist
China when debate on-seating Pei-
ping comes up in the General As-
sembly later this year. Their dozen
votes might have been enough to
bring Peiping into the UN.
At yesterday's meeting of the
11-nation Council, nine members
voted for Outer Mongolia's ad-
mission-Britain, Ceylon, Chile,
Ecuador, France, Liberia, the So-
viet Union, Turkey and the Unit-
ed Arab Republic. The United
States abstained.
Nationalist China's Tingfu F.
Tsiang did not participate in the
vote, "so that no .pretext, how-
ever meager or unjustifiable, may
be seized upon by the Soviet Union
to cause further delay in the ad-
mission of Mauritania."

Dor'ms Vote
Dress Rules
Stockwell Hallhouse council la
night decided to continue the tri
period for the new dress regul,
tions which allow residents 1
wear slacks and bermuda shor
to lunch.
Council members have announ
ed- that the rules are permaner
but the dining room superviso
have the right to ask any girl
return to her room and change
they don't like the way she
Also, if this privilege is abus
it may be taken away at any tim
Jordan Hall
Jordan Hall's new regulatior
which also allow women to we:
slacks or bermudas to lunch, a
now permanent.
The house council at Jordan d,
cided to change the rules and in
posed no trial period.
Further changes were made
the dress regulations at Mosh
Hall, Ellen Franks, '64N, said. T]
residents are allowed to we
slacks and bermudas to lunc
Sweatshirts and bluejeans are a
so allowed for Saturday lunch
and dinners and Sunday nig

Trial Basis
These regulations were initia
ed on a trial basis and will be r
viewed by the house council, whi
initially set up the regulations.
At Betsy Barbour House Ui
,rules have now been revised t
allow residents to wear slacks an
bermudas to Sunday evening te
President Diane Goodman, '63, ri
Miss Goodman also said th
since Barbour now consisted s
many women who had alreat
lived on the Hill that had hs
different dress regulations, mar
new changes may be made.
Alice Lloyd Hall President Si
Parsell, '63, indicated that thi
far there had been no action take
to change rules due to the oth
changes on the Hill.
At Mary Markley Hall, a dre
regulations committee has bee
set up to review and clarify pre
ent rules. Patricia Cannon, '
chairman of the committee, ind
cated that thus far no discussic
had taken place regarding til
possible change of rules in Mark


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Novak Criticizes Ayn Rand at Seminar

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Ayn Rand is a force for the
perversion of philosophy among
the young, Prof. Maximillian E.
Novak of the English department
said yesterday.
He countered protest at a Stu-

about five years ago; it is a world
which she is making for herself."
Because Miss Rand's novels are
easy to read, dramatic and roman-
tic, they have become extremely
popular, Prof. Novak said.
"The Fountainhead," however,
is a perfect example of bad maga-

merging of two great corpora-
tions," Prof. Novak asserted. "It's
totally incredible."
Also there is no inter-action be-
tween the characters in her novel.
"People talk for hours without
understanding one another."
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ference with SGC candidates tonight in the Michigan

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