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'U' Samples
In Michigan
Prof. Warren Miller of the
political science department took
a sample of Michigan voting pre-
cincts which was used for an early
estimate outlook of the guberna-
torial race for the National
Broadcasting Co.
"A sample was drawn from 100
Michigan precincts out of a total
5500 in such a manner so as to
represent all precincts in the
state. It was not used for a pre-
diction of how people were going
to vote, but for an estimate of
how people had already voted."
In Michigan the estimate, which
indicated that more people had
voted for Romney than Swainson,
was made when the actual total
number of votes then counted
showed Swainson with a 200,000
vote lead, Prof. Miller explained.
"If one knew which votes had
gone to make up the total plac-
ing Swainson temporarily ahead,
one wouldn't be misled about the
election returns being reported.
On election night even astute
practitioners don't have all this
kind of information at hand."
The sample for the Michigan
study was selected several months
before the election, and then elec-
tion returns were drawn from the
district samples as the polls closed
and reported their votes. This dis-
trict sampling provides a way of
handling the problem of inter-
preting results, Prof. Miller noted.
"TV and radio are caught in a
trap where they make the elec-
tion a pretence of a 'horse race,'
which has tremendous viewerrap-
peal. People learn by 9 p.m. how
the election came out on the basis
of estimates," he added.
The question is how the net-
works are going to keep listeners
interested if results come in so
In the past networks put all
their money and energy into col-
lecting information rather than.
for analysis and interpretation.
"If simple application of sampl-
ing techniques can be applied, it
may realize the potential for
spending election evening on an-
alysis and interpretation of what
has happened during the day."

-Daily-Kenneth Winter
... Western complex
Set Theme
On weekend
In keeping with its western
theme, this year's Spring Week-
end will be called "Way-Out
The symbol for the fair is a
hybrid cowboy/collegian t i t 1e d
"Oedipus Tex with the Western
The April 26-27 Michigan Un-
ion - Women's Athletic Associa-
tion-sponsored fete will feature
the Weekend's characteristic skit
night, a dance and Island Park
Canoe race.
In addition, Spring Weekend
will be marked by western build-
ing fronts decorating the Diag, a
wagon race with boy-drawn, girl-
carrying buckboards, a western
saloon party (dry, but with
"gambling" and a line of chorus
girls) and many individual events.
Bretton Wins
Center Election
Prof. Henry L. Bretton of the
political science department was
elected president of the Ann
Arbor Community Center yester-
day, after serving a partial term
as acting president.
Secretary of the University
Erich Walter and Prof. David
Dickinson of the Medicial School
were elected members of the ex-
ecutive committee.

Rating Plans Overlook
Good Area Programs

Regents Announce Changes,
New Faculty Appointments

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have a bias toward the larger in-
stitutions. Similarly, studies which
attempt to place overall ratings
on colleges and universities can
often overlook a place that has a
distinguished department or is
strong in one particular area.
Furthermore, they often indi-
cate past reputation, as the
Pittsburgh study points out, with-
out pointing out recent improve-
ments in a given institution.
Fine Distinctions
These studies also run into dif-
ficulty in making fine distinc-
tions b e t w e e n institutions.
Though most rate Harvard as the
best in the nation overall and in
many specific fields, there is
much question about the distinc-
tion between the tenth and elev-
enth or whether any such dis-
tinction is possible.
Administrators, like Vice-Presi-
dent Niehuss, tend to regard rat-
ing systems merely as general
guideposts. When taken together,
they may give a general picture
of how the University as an in-
stitution is regarded but are not
infallible or absolute.
For example, the amount of
government research and devel-
opment contracts given to any

single institution is "an indicator
of where the government feels
that it can get results for its
money," Vice-President Niehuss
said. Among non-profit institu-
tions, the University ranked fifth
in 1961, fourth among universi-
ties, 48th among all defense con-
Non-Research Institutions
Yet University officials will ad-'
mit that, taken as a rating, this
1ist discriminates against non-
research oriented institutions. For
example, Harvard comes out with
less than one third as much worth
of defense research contracts
than the University. Yet most
raters place Harvard above the
University in their final overall
Studies which use the percent-
age of distinguished alumni or
faculty listed in some directory
also sometimes fall afoul and can-
not be regarded as wholly satis-
factory indicators of quality.
Indicators of where Wilson and
Fulbright winners chose to com-
plete their education are consid-
ered fairly important by adminis-
trators since this ultimately shows
the drawing power of a particular
Yet there is wariness of most
all these rating systems. First, no
rating as comprehensive as the
Pittsburgh rating has been done
in 10 years.
Furthermore, blanket rating of
the University can be dangerous
because of the size and diversity
of the institution.
N DEALoans
Now Available
The Office of Financial Aids
now has available applications for
National Defense Education Act
loans for next year.
Students are eligible to borrow
up to $1000 for the year with pay-
ment due within ten years after
graduation. Preference will be
given to students majoring in
science, mathematics, engineering,
a modern foreign language or who
want to go into teaching.

The Regents approved the fol-
lowing changes in status at their
regular meeting Friday:
Prof. John P. Dawson of Har-
vard University appointed visiting
professor of law for the coming
semester. Prof. Dawson was a
member of the Law School faculty
from 1927 to 1957, except for
some periods of government ser-
Margaret J. Hunter, research
biophysicist in the Institute of
Science and Technology, also ap-
Councils Elect
Quad Officers
The following students were
elected to West Quadrangle Coun-
cil executive posts last Monday:
Curtis Huntington, '64, president;
Donald Mielke, '66E, appointed by
Huntington to be treasurer; and
Jay Herbst, '65E, Inter-Quadrang-
le Council representative.
Tuesday, S o u t h Quadrangle;
Council elected Jeffrey MacKin-
non, '65, president; Thomas Web-
er, '66, vice-president; John Eng-
lish, '66, treasurer; Steven Her-
shey, '66, secretary; and Kent
Reynolds, '66, re-elected IQC rep-
Mielke's appointment in West
Quad is subject to the approval
of the West Quad Council, which
has not yet considered the ques-
Huntington said that the ap-
pointment was necessary because
no candidate ran for the office
of West Quad treasurer this .cIc-

pointed associate professor of bio-
logical chemistry, effective immed-
Biodynamics. Section
Kenneth E. Jochim appointed
professor of physiology, effective
March 1. He is now head of the
biodynamics section of the defense
research laboratories of the Gen-
eral Motors Corp.
Paul R. Julian appointed assist-
ant professor of meteorology for
the current semester. He is now
on leave from the. High Altitude
Observatory in Boulder.
Gordon L. Nordby, associate re-
search biophysicist in the In-
stitute of Science and Technology,
also appointed assistant professor
of biologicial chemistry, effective
Samuel Sachs II appointed
See REGENTS, Page 5


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ed as chairman of the Committee on
the University.
Favorably Reviewed: That Student
Government Council favorably review
the following appointments to Joint
Judiciary Council:
For terms expiring in December, 1963:
Howard Eglit, John Markiewicz, Sue
Sherwood, Cathy Ctipe, Harry Youtt.
For a term expiring in June, 1963:
Pat Golden.
Adopted: That the following expres-
sion of student opinion be placed be-
fore the student body in the spring
elections :
"Present composition of Student Gov-
ernment Council is as follows: Eighteen
students, eleven to be elected, seven ex-
officios, namely the highest student of-
ficer in the Michigan Union, Women's
League, Panhellenic Association, Assem-
bly Association, Inter-Fraternity Coun-
cil, Inter-Quadrangle Council, Michigan
"Resolved that all members of Stu-
dent Government Council be elected by
the student body."
Approved: "That candidates for Stu-
dent Government Council, Board in
Control of Student Publications, and
LSA President, have printed after their
names 'Voice,' upon certification by a
letter countersigned by the candidates
and Voice chairman, Joe Chabot."
Approved: That Voice Political Party
Alpha Omega Fellowship, Meeting -
intellectually examine the claims of the
Bible through lecture and discussion-
presently studying a "Harmony of the
Gospels," Every Sunday Morning, 10
a.m., Grace Bible Church, 110 N. State.
All interested students invited to at-
Baha'i Student Group, Worship Serv-
ice; Theme: World Peace, March 3, 11
a.m., League Chapel.
Culture Club, General Meeting, March
5, 7:15 p.m., Union.
International Students Assoc., For-
eign Students Assoc. Conf. of State of
Mich., March 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March
3, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., International- Ctr.;
ISA Dance, March 2, 8:30 p.m., WAB.
Pakistan Students' Assoc., Eid Re-
Union- (Entertainment - refreshment),
March 3, 7:30 p.m., International Ctr.
Voice Political Party, Executive Meet-
ing, March 2, 10:30 a.m., 2534 SAB.
Everyone welcome.
Young Democrats, Meeting of the
Executive Board to Interview & En-
dorse candidates for SGC, Open to all
YD members, March 4, 7 p.m., 3516 SAB.

become a chapter of Students for a
Democratic Society.
Adopted: The following proposal:
At various times during the past, the
University of Michigan has provided
financial assistance to some of the fra-
ternities and sororities on campus at
times when their financial need was
particularly acute.
In recognition of the above fact, Stu-
dent Government Council hereby peti-
tions the Board of Regents of the Uni-
versity of Michigan to make such as-
sistance available to those fraternities
and sororities who are deprived of the
financial support of their alumni and/
or national organizations if the reason
for the withdrawal of financial support
is the local chapter's pursuance cf a

policy of non-discrimination in mem-
bership selection.
Student Government Council here-
by mandates its President to communi-
cate this motion to the Board cf Re-
gents and to work towards ottaining
from the B'oard of Regents a public
commitment to the substance of this
Approved: Ad hoc recognition to the
Committee for a Democratic Student
Government, this recognition to expire
on March 14, 1963.
Adopted: That Student Government
Council hereby delegates $45.00 from the
funds allocated to the International
Relations Board to the USNSA Commit-
tee for the purpose of a seminar on
International Student Programming to
be jointly sponsored by the USNSA
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