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Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


Larcom Reports
Faulty Housing
Council Hears Buildings Labeled
As Below Legal Construction Codes
City Administrator Guy C. Larcom told the Ann Arbor City
Council last night that there are at least 317 cases of substandard
housing within the city. He noted that the seriousness of the cases
vary, but that all were below legal limits.
Of 852 housing projects begun since 1955, the date the city first
inaugurated its separate building department, only 402 have been
certified for occupancy, Larcom said.
249 "dual family projects" have been built since 1955, but only 93
have been inspected, he noted. Larcom completed his report by noting
that only 85 of the 232 rooming houses built or renovated since 1955
have been approved by the city for occupancy.
To remedy the situation, Larcom recommended that the council
hire two additional full-time buil ing inspectors. He said that these
:.: .} inspectors would begin work by
starting inspections of the esti-
mated 650 Ann Arbor rooming
houses which have never been
certified. The list includes .build-
. - ings on both the city's and the
}r;.. ' . University's list of questionable
A f t e r questionable buildings
have been inspected, Larcom sug-
gested the institution of a regular
program of building inspection. As
the program is outlined, it would
allow for regular inspections on a
basis of two-year intervals. Lar-
com said that two additional in-
spectors would be enough to keep
up with local construction.
Further strengthening the city's
policy on rental housing, Larcom
proposed that certification notices
be issued with a date of expira-
tion, a practice not followed
GUY . LACOMpresently.
GUY . LARCOM Samuel J. Eldon, assistant city
,,attorney, noted that enforcement
Ct Sof , these procedures, as well as,
A HC Beeks those already in effect, is also
being strengthened. Under new
procedures, the owner of a sub-
standard building will be given a
1.1(LI.11 certain period, from 30 to 90 days,
to repair his property. If the re-
pairs have not been certified by
~on-tracts the end of this period, the owner
will receive a notice from the city
W L4UJREN BAUR + attorney's office.
If repairs are not completed
Assembly House Council passed within 15 days after this notice,
a motion yesterday calling for al- the attorney's office is authorized
leviation of the present situation to prosecute the owner. This prose-
caused by residence hall over- cution may take either the form,
crowding. of a fine or of the issuing of a
warrant against the owner. A
The motion as presented by third method would be the issuing
AHC President Maxine Loomis, '65 of a Circuit Court order to either
directs that AHC work for the repair the property or to tear it


Viet Nam
Near End

Of Strike
SAIGON (')-Saigon's genera:
strike went into its second day
yesterday but appeared nearing ar
Labor leaders were negotiating
with top government officials an
seemed to believe that the big-
gest of their demands-the right
to strike and organize-already
had been met.
Meanwhile, government and
United States authorities investi-
gated the possibility that for the
first time North Viet Nam had
sent battalion-sized integrated
units into South Viet Nam to
help the Communist Viet Cong.
The Saigon government claim-
ed that two enemy battalions were
ambushed Sunday just south of
the demilitarized zone between
North Viet Nam and the south.
Saigon claimed that 64 of the
enemy were killed in a three-sided
trap laid by government forces.
Gen. William C. Westmoreland
commander of U.S. forces in Viet
Nam, told newsmen there was a
possibility that the two . enemy
battalions were regular North
Vietnamese units and that thi
was under investigation. He said
reports from U.S. officers in th
area were still sketchy.
The general strike in Saigon
Sunday raised fears of a genera
collapse of Premier Nguyen
Khanh's government and another
coup. Although U.S. officials said
they were confident the troubles
could be ironed out, the mood of
the American community was one
of deep depression.
Viet Cong elements were be-
lieved to have played an import-
ant part in the walkout yester-
day of 20,000 workers, which crip-
pled communications and public
utilities in the capital.
Nearly 3000 demonstrators mill-
ed yelling about the premier's of-
fice during more than an hour of
negotiations there between union
leaders and Labor Minister Dan
Sy Hien. The government gave in
on several points, but deferred
until today a decision on the
workers' demands for such thing
as the legal right to strike and an
end to the state of emergency
proclaimed last month.
Student demonstrators of twc
rival factions virtually took ove
the coastal city of Qui Nhon; 26C
miles northeast of Saigon. They
seized the radio station and broad-
cast demands for ousted from the
government of all can Lao ele-
ments--meaning holdovers from
the Ngo Dinh Diem regime.,
Reliable sources disclosed blood-
shed attended the tenporary seiz-
ure of the Ban Me Thuot radic
station Sunday by American-
trained irregulars of the Montag-
nard Mountain tribesmen who
want autonomy in the four prov-
inces where they make up most
of the population.
Meanwhile, United States offi-
cials in Washington are uncertair
whether two American destroyer
s ored hits on any of four un-
identified vessels they encounter-
ed in the Gulf of Tonkin last
Friday night.
So far, it was reported by au-
thoritative sources yesterday, nc
evidence of any hits, such as
debris or floating bodies, has been
Presumably the vessels were
Communist North Vietnamese tor-
pedo boats. The Russian news
agency Tass said in Moscow yes-
terday that three unidentifie
ships were reported to have beer
sunk by American destroyers and
that five ships in all were "al-

Dorm Ci






----Johnson Signs Education Bill

President Lyndon B. Johnson
yesterday signed into law a mas-
sive $7 billion appropriation bill
which will provide several million
dollars for loans and construction
The bill, allocating funds for
several federal agencies, will help
thousands of potential nurses and
doctors pay their expenses prac-
tically interest-free.
It will increase the nation's
largest general loan program-the
National Defense Education Act.
And it represents the first fed-j
eral investment in undergraduate
and graduate classroom construc-
tion, which has heretofore been
left to the state and private donor.
The federal agencies involved
are the departments of Labor and
Health, Education and Welfare.
Express Anxiety
But officials, aware of the bill's
content since the introduction last
spring, have expressed greater
anxiety over the timing recently.
The President's signing yesterday

will free most of the funds in time
for the first tuition payments
Sept. 30.
The urgency to pay off loans-
pledged to students last spring
and this summer-prompted offi-
cials here recently to request and
receive an advance payment of
$500,000. This money comes from
the nation-wide $135 million
NDEA loan program.
The University's share will be
increased by $200,000 next semes-
ter, lifting the total participation,
to $700,000 for the year.
.Matching Money
These funds are increased one-
tenth by University matching
money and expanded further by
students repaying their loans of,
past years. Nearly 2000 studentsi
will participate.
/ The appropriation bill offers $10
million to the nation's potential
dentists and doctors. The Univer-
sity will receive about $250,000 of
this amount.
Prof. John Gosling of the med-
ical school reported last night that
he anticipates about $150,000 will


deletion of the last line of resi-
dence hall contracts which now,
reads, "the University reserves the
right to revise the rates upward
or downward within the period of
this contract."
Under this motion, the Univer-
sity would have to make any
changes in room and board rates
before residence hall contracts are
signed. "The existing situation is
very unfair to students who plan
their school-year budgets and then
are suddenly confronted with an
increase in rates," Miss Loomis
Less Overcrowding'
The second part of the motion
concentrates on lightening the
burden of the existing over-crowd-
ed conditions in the women's res-
idence halls with emphasis on
considerations for the future of
the system.
Four possible measures were pro-
posed for dealing with the prob-
lem and ARC plans to investigate
all of them before deciding which
one or combination would be most
feasible for further implementa-
1) The progressive revision of
admissions policy as regards the
seemingly unlimited admissions
Goes Beyond AHC,
This proposal goes a little be-
yond the 4urisdiction of AIC ane
would involve legislative as well
as administrative action. Accord-
ing to Miss Loomis, AHC plans
to investigate the present policies
to determine if anything can be
done to change them.
2) The planning and construc-
tion of more University residence
halls immediately, if the problem
is to be decreased even by the
fall of 1966.
3) The implementation of an
updated system for residence hall
contracts, with special emphasi.
on the rapidly, changing needs of
trimester students.
One Semester Contracts
Under consideration here is the
possibility of one-semester room
contracts, so that students whc
desired could move out roff the

down, Eldon noted.
Larcom explained that the only
housing unit which the city has
on record are those for which
building permits have been taken
out. This includes both new build-
ings and major building renova-
If no building permit were ever
taken out, however, the city would
have no record of the building
and would never have inspected
it, Larcom said.
In other words, if no building
permit were ever requested to
cover major renovations, or if the
building has not had any major
repairs since 1955, it, has not been
certified or inspected.
Larcom said that there was no
way of telling what percentage
of multiple dwellings in the city
have not been inspected because
of this lack of a registration pro-
cedure for them.
Hannah Advocates
Summer Schooling
Prof. John A. Hannah, President
of Michigan State University, said
in a speech yesterday that the
United States should consider
abandoning summer vacations and
start operating schools year-round.


IUAW Names
Deadltine for
GM Strike.
DETROIT 01)-The United Auto
Workers union yesterday set a
strike deadline of 10 a.m. Friday
against giant General Motors
Corp. unless a* contract is signed
covering the firm's 354,000 UAW-
represented workers.
UAW President= Walter Reuther
told newsmen that, in addition,
the union has set a second strike
deadline of the Friday a week
later for settlement of some 18,000
at-the-plant grievances.
Reuther said that the deadline
fwas being set five days in advance
'to give the company maximum ad-
vane notice.
Louis Seaton, vice-president of
GM in charge of personnel, dis-
closed that the company made a
new econo~mic proposal covering'
hourly-rated employes represented
by the union.
Seaton said the new proposal
"is in line with the settlement
established at Chrysler."
He, described the offer as "a'
realistic b a s-i s for agreement
which we hope can be concluded
as soon as possible."
Bosh the _Chrysler and Ford
agreements with the UAW pro-
vide for 36 minutes of relief time
daily instead of the previous 24
minutes for those whose work pace
is controlled by machines or as-
sembly lines.
The annual improvement factor,
currently 2.5 per cent of the base
wage rate or six cents an hour,
' whichever is greater, goes to 2.8
per cent, or seven cents, in Sep-
tember of 1966. An additional, two
cents an hour will be added to
the wage rate the same month.
There will be no 'general wage
increase in 1964 but employes will
receive an increase of about one
per cent in take-home pay next
month when the company starts
paying the full cost of group life
ant disability insurance. Herto-
fore, workers have shared the
Malcolm Denise, chief bargainer
for Chrysler, has described the
new contrac. as including larger
life insurance benefits, fully com-
pany-paid health insurance for
both employes and retirees and in-
creased severance pay.

SA CUA Sets Committe
For Liaison with Pierpont'
{ A faculty advisory committee to Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont will take its place among existing liaisons
between professors and administrators.
Formation of the Committee on Business and Finance was an-
nounced at yesterday's monthly meeting of the faculty Senate Ad-
visory Committee on University Affairs.
According to Prof. Richard Wellman of the Law School, chair-
man of SACUA, the advisory group will communicate faculty thinking
on a wide range of problems to Pierpont. While the group will occa-
sionally m a k e specific recom-
mendations to him, it will be
primarly consultative, d e a ling Hear
largely with faculty opinion on
how to approach given concerns.
The committee, to be chaired;$e$

become available for medical'
school loans. In accordance with.
federal provisions, about $100,000
will go to freshmen and the re-
mainder to upperclassmen.
Dental School
The dental school will distribute
$100,00 with freshmen also getting
For the nursing school, Dean
Rhoda Russell has been unable to
estimate the loan funds which will
become available. The money will
be allocated through a special
nursing advisory board along the
enrollment, state population and
need guidelines which apply in
most federal loan programs..
Johnson's signature has also
set in motion the administratiye
machinery, for dispersing $483
million in building fundsthis year.
This sum includes $60 million in
graduate construction grants and
$180 million for undergraduate
Undergraduate Funds
The undergraduate funds will be
dispersed by state commissions.
In Michigan, the legislature has
created a nine-man group, repre-
senting public and private col-
leges. It will appropriate $10 mil-
lion in federal funds annually,
using school building programs as
a guide to determining priorities,
The graduate construction
grants are being allocated directly,
by a federal agency, the Office of
The Office of Business and Fi-
nance here has announced its in-
tention to apply for .part of a $5
million graduate library addition.
The signing of the appropria-
tion bill was termed "urgent" by
higher education officials through-
out the country.

SOffzicial Sees
600 More
Views Cedar Bend'
Housing Project as
Too Small To Help
The residence halls are certain
to be more crowded next fall than
they are now, Residence Halls
Business Manager Leonard
Schaadt predicted yesterday.
Schaadt indicated that the only
new dormitory the University
plans for next fall-the North
Campus Cedar Bend Housing proj-
ect-will not keep up with the in-
crease of incoming freshmen, let
alone' accommodate the hundreds
of students now living as extra
men in converted dormitory rooms.
I Cedar Bend's capacity will be
about 600.
Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont, Vice-
President ..for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis, Assistant Director
of Admissions Byron G. Groesbeck
and Residence Halls Manager Eu-
gene Haun all had no comment on
Schaadt's prediction last nigl t.
First Indication
Schaadt's was the first indica-
tion from the administration that
the currnt housing situation will
continue into next year.
Currently, an estimated 500
dormitory residents are living in
rooms to which the University has
added an extra man this fall. Of-
ficials have;added an extra man
to many doubles and to some
The Cedar Bend Project is slat-
ed to accommodate upperclassmen
only, most of whom would be
transfers from other dormitories.
Schaadt predicts that though Ce-
dar Bend will take 600 students
from the other residence halls,
over 600 ,new freshmen will enter
the University next fall, worsen-
ing the present crowding in the
Whether Schaadt's prediction
comes true or not, the University
has several tricks up its sleeve, for
bdth this year and next. All are
aimed at getting students out of
the residence halls.
For example, Pierpont and
Lewis have discussed a plan which
would allow this fall's fraternity
pledges above freshman level to
break their residence halcon-
tracts and move directly into fra-
ternity houses if they wished.
The plan, which would require
an action of the residence hall
board of governors, was proposed
by Inter-fraternity Council Presi-
dent Lawrence Lossing two weeks
ago Administration sources indi-
cated last night that Lewis might
have comment on it today,
Local Freshmen
Officials have also considered a
plan requiring all freshmen with
homes in or near Ann Arbor to
live at home. Such freshmen cur-
rently have a choice between home
and the residence halls. The Uni-
versity used a plan similar to this
during the jam-up following World
War II.
In addition, officials are letting
no new graduate studentsinto the
residence hals. Under a t policy
initiated this fal, the University
is signing contracts with only those
who already live in the halls.
Haun indicated last night that the
policy will continue next fall.
Earlier this month, Haun ad-
justed downward the rates for all
students in dormitory rooms with
an extra man. Students ,n a $960
single which has been converted
into a double now pay $890 apiece.

This is $10 below the ordinary rate
for doubles. Students in a $900
double converted into a triple now
pay $830 apiece. This is $15 below
the ordinary rate for triples. At
the time of the adjustment, Haun
indicated that if crowding con-
tinues next year, similar rates will
Lewis will release a general re-
port today on this month's relo-
cation of over 400 students from

by Assistant Dean Herbert Johej
of the architecture and <design1
college, will supplement three
i existing subcommittees w h i c h
have so far dealt with separate
areas of Pierpont's office. These
groups-the subcommittees on the
Economic Status of the /Faculty,
Campus Planning and Major
Medical Insurance-will continue
to operate, but with various per-
sons under Pierpont.
"Creating the one overall com-
mittee avoids . the necessity of
Pierpont being involved person-
ally with three different groups.
The new group also enables him
to give a better focus to his com-
munication with the faculty,"
Wellman said.
SACUA has advisory committees
with all the other vice-presidents
except Vice-President for Research
Geoffrey Norman and Vice-Presi-
dent for University Relations
Michael Radock.
A group to work with Norman
is, however, in the process of be-
ing formed. Wellman reported
that SACUA also received yes-
terday a draft proposing a new
committee to deal with University
procedures in creating new in-
stitutes and centers for research.

BILOXI, Miss. W)--A bi-racia:
federal grand jury began yester-
day looking at the government's
carefully built up evidence in the
case of the three murdered civil
rights workers.
The 22 whites and one Negrc
housewife on the jury were told
by United States District JudgE
Sidney Mize to keep in mind the
federal laws on conspiracy to vio-
late the civil rights of individuals,
intimidation of voters and willful
denial of constitutional rights.

Theobad Outlines Needs forTybernate

Names 'U' rofessor To Aid!
Settlement of Detro tStr iie
Associate Managing Editor
Gov. George Romney yesterday named Prof. Russell A.. Smith of
the Law School chairman of a commission to recommend, procedures
for settlement of Detroit's 70-day old newspaper strike.
The three-man commission will begin meetings this morning with
representatives from both the newspapers and. the striking locals.
Romney told the committee to report back to him by noon Thursday.
ab He announced, formation of the
commission after meeting for
aotan hour with officials of
the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit
* News, striking Local 10 of the
Plate and Paper Handlers Union
!' So iety Pressmen Union.
,radual transitional period, during,,Named to the committee with
income could be derived without' Smith° were President Clarence
reased. Hilberry of. Wayne. State. Univer-
sity and. Bishop, Richard S. Em-
ies, in recognition of the fact that rich of the Episcopal Diocese of
provement in much the same way Michigan.
Smith said the procedures the
,o be guaranteed an income. This commission may consider range
peole orkd drig te ea tatfrom continued collective bar.-
aneopie workedadr in eanha gaining to a conceivable hearing
~nt igh tanard f lvingandwith a fact-finding commission to
-esent prosperity. binding arbitration.
the mentally and physically in-' In describing the. commission,
Romney said It would "merely
that he does not sanction the recommend to me, the unions and
nt as a planning agency for the the publishers, a procedure which
^ - -- - -- -- -will be used to achieve final settle-

Economist Robert Theobald said last night that every person in
the United States should be guaranteed an income as a matter of
Addressing a meeting of the Economics Society, he emphasized
that the only alternative to a guaranteed income is to keep the present
job-income link intact.
To continue this link, however, would have regrettable results.
The growing combination of the computer and the automated self-
regulating machine - the cybernation revolution -will mean that
there will be fewer jobs, and thus less opportunity to earn income, in
the future, he said.
"The industrial revolution eliminated man's muscle from pro-
duction, and the cybernation revolution is eliminating his mind," he

could reach this goal through a gr
which various sources from which
directly working for it would be inc
-Students should receive salar
they are toiling toward societal im
as a laborer.
--Everyone over 65 should also
is justified by the fact that older pi
was the foundation for our prese
should, therefore, profit from the pr
-Society should provide fort
Theobald stipulated, however,
expansion of centralized governmer

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