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Sign-Outs Raise Debate

The problem of mandatory vers-
us voluntary- sign-outs has raised
a controversy in Stockwell Hall.
The protest centers around the,
fact' that a new system of manda-
tory sign-outs is being imposed
on girls in the hall without their,
consent. The girls are also pro-
testing the fact that they, were
denied a vote on a valid petition.
Monday night a meeting was
held to present 'the new system
ro the residents of the dormitory.
The new system consists of sign-
outs by hours rather than by cor-
ridors as previously.
Expected Arrival
A girl will sign out for the
hour she expects to be in, and if
she does not call or otherwise no-
tify the residence hall that she
will be late, the dormitory will
begin looking, for her if she is
not in by one-half hour after the
time she specified.
Those girls who do not know

when they will be in can sign
out for closing.
Another feature of the system is
that girls will not pull their own
slips. One-half hour before clos-
ing someone will be on duty to
pull slips. The system will un-
dergo a trial period of four weeks
before any kind of vote will be
Spring Vote
Last spring when the ruling was
made that the sign-out policy
would be left up to the individual
residence halls, Stockwell House
Council voted to maintain manda-
tory sign-outs with changes that
were to be investigated by a com-'
mittee, and appointed by Stock-
well President Christine Wellner
Last week, before the commit-
tee had ,presented itsreport, a
petition was circulated in the dor-
mitory and presented to the House,
Council asking for voluntary sign-
The Stockwell constitution state
in section 5 that "in the instance

Attorney General To Decide
'~ r
College Autonomy Question

The state attorney general's office will issue a long-awaited
decision on the autonomy of state-supported universities early next
week, Deputy Attorney General Leon S. Cohan said last night.
The ruling is being sought by the University and other state-
supported schools. They claim that the state's capital outlay bill,
which allocates building funds through the state comptroller, is
an infringement of their consti-
tutional autonomy.
The capital outlay bill, passed
by the Legislature last spring, pro-
vides $31 million in building funds
for the state schools, and more
than $5 million going here.
But educators protested, start-
ing last spring, that the measure
was giving State Controller Glenn
Allen unprecedented powers to
withhold the money. He holds one
option to approve contracts on
buildings, a function which has
heretofore rested with the gov-
erning bodies of institutions.
Although Allen said he did not
intend to invoke this power, he
recently withheld approval on
minor projects at noneducational
institutions. They are also cover-
ed by the bill.
Cohan said that his office was
"taking great pains to resolve a
DIRECTOR HAUN complicated issue." He would not
speculate on the office's decision,
but indicated a wide range of
Ha fnMTin fWI1Tl possibilities.

that the House objects to a meas-
ure or law passed by the House
Council, the House may overrule
this measure by submitting a pe-
tition signed by at least 25 per
cent of the members of the House.
Upon receiving said petition, the
Council shall hold a House vote
on the matter."
No Vote
According to Kathryn Otto, 168
Miss Wellner refused to let the
girls vote despite the fact that a
petition had been submitted. Miss
Otto along with other members
of the house feel that the four
week trial period is too long and
should be shortened to two weeks,
but they were refused a vote on
this point also.
Fifty per cent of Stockwell res-
idents are freshmen this year and
many of these girls feel that since
they were not here last year, they
have had no say in the sign-out
Miss Wellner justified the ac-
tion taken by the House Council
by saying that the petition has
not been ignored but voting on it
has been deferred until the new
system is given a try. "The com-
mittee worked hard and I don'
want to throw their work out the
window," Miss Wellner said. "The
girls will be allowed to vote on
what system they wish at the end
of the trial period," she explained.
Try Out System
"We spoke to John Bingley, di-
rector of student activities and or-
ganizations, and he agreed to let
us try the new system. He sug-
gested a trial period of two months
and we have cut that down to one
month so that we cannot cut it
any further without his permis-
sion," Miss Wellner added.
However, Bingley told the Daily
that he has no right to interfere
in the Interior operation of any
student organization. "I can in-
terpret constitutions and give my
advice, but that is all," he empha-
"I spoke with Miss Wellner and
advised her to try to convince the
girls to try the new system, but
this was only advice," Bingley
said. "I did not authorize her to
force anything on the girls, be-
cause I do not have the right to
do this."
" Mandatory
Lynne Nickle, '67, who is in
favor of mandatory sign-outs, ex
plained her side of the story. "I
am in favor of mandatory sign-
outs because it makes allowance
for a lot of girls who sign out
with good intent and are the ones
to get penalized for being late."
"The new system is designed tc
protect the girls and not the dor-
mitory," Miss Nickle continued. "It
does not do any good to sign out
if no one checks on you until
According to Jill Slingerland
'66E, the new system prevents girls
from pulling other girls' slips. "If
someone's slip is pulled the dor-
mitory will never know whether
she is in or not and whether or
not something has happened to
IF C Says 470u
Pledge in Fall
Interfraternity Council has re-
ceived 470 signed pledge cards this
fall, IFC rush chairman Kelley
Rea, '66, announced yesterday. '
"This constitutes a very suc-
cessful rush period for fraterni-
ties," Rea said. "The figure 47('
represents an increase of 100 over
last fall's pledge total."
He pointed out that only about
50 more men registered for rush
this fall, so that the percentage
of rushees who pledged increased
almost 8 per cent.

F ghtKills
Aid Hopes
The controversy surrounding
Health Care for the Aged appears
to have doomed students' prospects
here for receiving financial aid
under social security legislation.
Under the proposed extension to
the social security program, stu-
dents at the University between
the ages of 18 and 22 whose
fathers are deceased or disabled,
would receive $80 a month.
The Social Security bill was
passed by the House and the Sen-
ate in different forms. The major
difference was the inclusion of the
Health Care for the Aged program
in the Senate version of the bill.
The House version does not in-
clude this provision.
A House-Senate conference com-
mittee has been unable to come
up with an adequate compromise
between the two versions, the of-
fice of Sen. Phillip Hart (D-Mich)
reported yesterday.
The bill would have provided
$175 million to students between
the ages of 18 and 22. It was ex-
pected that 275,000 students would
have been affected by the bill.
This would have provided approxi-
mately "$60 to each student each
Of this total number of students
affected, between 800 and. 1200
students of the University would
have received monthly benefits of
$80. The increase in benefits to
University students is based on
the higher incomes of their fathers
before death or disablization.
The extension of Social Secur-
ity benefits to students between
the ages of 18 and 22 is based on
the government's realization that
a full-time ,student in a univer-
sity or college is not self-support-
ing. These students are dependent
on aid.
The original Social Security pro-
gram provided $100 a month for
a widow and $90 a month for
each child below the age of 18.
This amount however. must not
exceed $254 each month.
Under the new extension, the
money would be sent directly to
the student throughout the year,
including vacations.
Students in all public and ac-
credited private, vocational and
academic institutions will be con-
sidered for the benefits. The ques-
tion of what is considered "full
time" will be decided by the De-
partment of Health, Education and
The spokesman for Sen. Hart
emphasized that the bill will be
brought up again in the next ses-
sion of Congress.
House Passes
NDEA Raise'
The extension to the National
Defense Education Act, wnich will
raise the ceiling available for stu-
dent loans from $135 million to
$163 million, was passed yesterday
by the House of Representatives,
the office of Sen. Philip Hart (D-
Mich) reported.
The increase in the money that
is available will result in an in-
crease of loans available to-gradu-
ate schools. They may now apply
for a maximum of $2500 annually.
The undergraduate maximum re-
mains at $100 annually.

The bill continues to give finan-
cial a i d to institutions f o r
strengthening s c i e n c e, mathe-
matics and foreign languages.
The NDEA will now be voted
upon by the Senate.

from completely mixing apart-'
ments and cooperatives for upper-
classmen with underclass dormi-
tory rooms to some mixing and
some separation.
The argument for mixing facili-
ties' was based, on the benefits
cially underclassmen would derive
from living with students haviig§
different amouns of experence.
While this arrangement might
make it more expensive to hire a.
residential adviser for the under-
classmen in each living unit, since
there would be relatively fewer of
them, the benefits of peer coun
selling might compensate for this,
some students felt.
Preferential Regulations
All kinds of facilities might
exist in each unit, though only
older students would be allowed to
occupy the apartments or co-
Those favoring greater separa-
tion contended that upperclass-
men-if they are to be kept in the
residential college and not lost to
outside housing-would want to
be somewhat isolated from under-
classmen. Moreover, it would be
toa hard to administer different
regulations - such as these on
hours-if underclassmen and up-
pereiassmen were mixed.
Nevertheless, this group did not
want complete separation. The
proposal they accepted -already
approved by the faculty committee
working on the residential college
-includes two types of living
units :
-About 20 underclass units of
40 students each, with dormitory-
style facilities for 32 underclass-
men and 8 upperclassmen per
-About 20 upperclass units ofj
20 students each, offering apart-
ments and cooperatives as well as
dormitory facilities.
Intermingled Buildings
Discussing how the residence,
classroom, dining and library fa-
cilities should be arranged on the
college's campus, the committee
decided there should be as much
intermingling as feasible.
The residential college area is
an 11-acre plot near North Cam-
pus, bounded on the north by
Fuller Rd., on the west by the
Huron River and on the south by
railroad tracks.
Associate Dean B u r t on D.
Thuma of the literary college,
residential college director, and.
Prof. Theodore Newcomb of the
psychology and sociology depart-
ments noted that the area is so
small that precise arrangements
will be relatively unimportant as
far as walking distance Is con-
To further enhance the freedom
of those at the residential college,
most committee members felt it
would be best to allow students to
pay only for those meals they
actually ate.
At the same time, however, it
was felt that some students should
be able to buy an advance ticket
for all meals if they want.

Political Restricti
;Spark Berkeley Ii

Discuss Housing, Layout,
Meals for Residence Unit
The students planning the residential college would like a partial
segregation of upperclass and underclass living facilities, residences
fairly close to classrooms and no one required to pay for meals in
The living arrangements question, the most controversial at the
student committee's meeting last night, produced suggestions ranging

.U.EAIUIL -ii 1 - v 7 V vx,
New Fi greS
Housing officials will soon pre-
sent both statistics and a written
statement to student groups which
have requested an explanation of
last year's $34 dorm fee hike.
Residence Halls Director Eugene
Haun said yesterday he plans to
release a statement concerning the
hike "within about a week." He
has indicated the statement will
go into "as much detail as pos-
Haun also said yesterday he
will release within a about a week
a general analysis of dormitory,
expenses. The release, probably in
the form of a pie-shaped chart,
will detail last year's expenses and
this year's anticipated costs. Such
a chart is released every fall,
lased -on statistics compiled under
the direction of Residence Halls
Business Manager Leonard
Both Inter-Quadrangle Council
and Assembly House Council have
requested in recent weeks that
Haun's office explain the hike.
IQC asked "a breakdown showing
"where every penny" of the total
room and boards payments go.
AHC passed a motion objecting to
methods involved in setting the
Their main complaint was that
the hike was not approved by the
Residence Hall Board of 'Gover-
nors, which according to the Re-
gents' bylaws must approve such
The board has invited repre-
srntatnves of both IQC and AHC
to its meeting Tuesday. The rep-
resentatives plan to offer the

He observed that the decision
could uphold the bill, invalidate
it in total or invalidate one por-
Other sources in Lansing noted
that a total invalidation would
cripple the capital outlay program
and force a special reconvening of
the state Legislature.,
But this is viewed as an un-
likely prospect.
Formal Request
A formal request for a decision
was submitted last month by the
Michigan Council of State College
Presidents, a voluntary body of
top administrative and governing
officers from the state schools.
Their contention cites the "cor-
porate body" status accorded all
tax-supported institutions under
the new Michigan constitution.
Previously, only the University,
Michigan State University and
Wayne State University had been
granted this status-which per-
mitted the institutions unrestrict-
ed control of their own finances.
The ruling has been promised
before budget and other executive
officers in Lansing convene for
their monthly "administrative
board" meeting Tuesday.

NiXon Ras
mer Vice-President Richard Mt
Nixon last night delivered a vig-
orous' attack on the administra-'n
tion of President Lyndon B. John- .J. EDGAR HOOVER tb
son and said the greatest obstacle b
to a Republican victory In Novem- --fa
ber is a massive defection by GOP A
votrs. m Te
Nixon told more than 200 peo- Tor
L at a $1000-a-plate fund rais-
ing dinner here that Republicarn~
presidential nominee Barry Gold-e
water is being challened on sev- es
eral points dent Diehard MLi
He added, however, that John- H
son's record is even more vulner- MCOMB, Miss. (P)-State and th
able than Goldwater's. federal officers charged three ca
eGreat Danger? white men yesterday with two ra-
t e are those who wou cial bombings in this jittery south- m
have you believe that the country wst Mississippi area - the first
would be in great danger under ,break In a broad investigation ot
Barry Goldwater," Nixon said. summer violence.
"Let me tell you this: the for- Sheriff R. R. Warren reported r
Neign policy of Lyndon Bainer officers arrested Paul Dewey Wil-
Johnson presents a far greater son of McComb after spotting
threat of war than a new, Repub- weapons In his car Wednesday Ct
lican foreign policy under Barry ight. Also arrested were Ernest
Goldwater." Zeeck, 25, and James Wilson, 8, a
Nixon told his audience they also of McCompb. sli
needn't feel defensive about Gold- "He finally broke down," War-
water because, even though he ren said. "and told us a little bit
changes his stand occasionally, of what had happened. He im- a
"when he changes, it is not be- plicated the other two. We arrest- is
cause of political expediency, but ed them yesterday" 1r
because of principle and because Wilson was jailed at Magnolia l
the times have forced a change and the other two were moved to dE
in the way he thinks.". Jackson far questioning. P
Acceptance Speech District RAttorney Joe Piggott
"In his acceptance speech at said all were held without bond del
Atlantic City, Lyndon B. Johnson fMr the Pike County Grand Jury 1
called Barry Goldwater a ranting convening Monday.,
raving, demamogue," Nixon ald First announcements of the
"He must have been looking in arrests came from Gov. Paul
the mirror. Barry has his faults, Johnson in Jackson andFBI 'Di-a
but he is not reckless. He is a rector J. Edgar Hoover. ,ar re
calm, reasonable, honest, decent, Warren said he hped he m
responsible man." aarrests would ease racial tensijnsri
Nixon said that too much time thati have built up as Y6 Negro t
and effort chs been spent by churches and homes were borbed
magazine writers, news column..te uring civil rights activities ngtl:sa
and commentators on collateral is- summer
sues while little if any comment All thre were eharged under as
has been given to the choice Gold- state law against explosives, which
water presents. ' can carry the death penalty. c
Taig aloru,"Navn alD epis:-',a rtncmenofthe--
SAIGON Pa)-U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D.Taylor said yesterday 'c
South Viet Nam's governmental crisis is a serious factor in the war, de
but the Communist Viet Cong has never been so f from a military d
victory. p
"Despite their desperate efforts, despite long years of war and n
violence and heavy support given to them by governments i
Peking and Hanoi, today they are mnilitarily farther from success
a han ever arid their men must st
know it," Taylor told a 'news con- bE
Taylor discounted the fact that
iss Child atak ihsnl ltoso
talions in some engagements. A y
snt* may work the night shift' and Red -battalion usually numnbers bE
300 to 400 men.,
member that the under-achievers The Ambassador said the tempo cs
bu their lives and to try to under- has remained about the samte y
ve tutor will be a symbol to the since he took up his $iuties July 7
asiuccssortoH.ry"abo Loge
re to be.
bvalen abouthearningsupandthisvnadito,by' Navy sureyteams
Pkin acld aloi mtogay n hbe has returned from the scene of the
d. T hdytalatest. Gulf of Tonkin incident
ented which makes the tutorial with a conclusion that two high- bE
speed craft threatened patrolling yt
ortant factor in whether the child U.S. destroyers, it was learned fa
rents feel it is a new dawn fpr yesterday. .a


Morris Asks Understanding of Lower Cl(

"To effectively help the lower class child, the prospective tutor
must understand the possible material and psychological deprivations
he may have experienced," Prof. William Morris of the education
school said last night.
In an address before the Tutorial and Cultural Relations Project,
he stated that some of the children are lacking the wherewithal of
life. Some come to school in Ann Arbor hungry and without proper
"Also, some of these children lack a model to emulate, especially
the hnvs Their fathers ma.v not be home much. and if they are, the

children have with adults. One par
the child will rarely see him.
He told the student tutors to re
may have problems in other areaso
stand them, because the prospectiv
child of what he could possibly aspir
Often the lower class child is a
progress is very uneven, Morris sal
oriented rather than concept-ori
process difficult.
"The child's parents are an imp
succeeds in the program. Some pa

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