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Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


Parly cloudy
and cooler tonight



Court Demands
District Changes
Virginia's Senate Terms Reduced
From Two to Four Years by Action
WASHINGTON (P')-Virginia lost in the Supreme Court yester-
day an effort to stay a lower court's legislative reapportionment order
that would cut the terms of incumbent state senators from four to
two years.
Chief Justice Earl Warren turned down without comment a peti-
tion by State Atty. Gen. Robert Y. Button for a stay so the question
could be considered by the full Supreme Court on a later appeal.
This lets stand an order by a three-judge federal court in Alex-
andria, Va., which on Sept. 19 ordered Virginia to reapportion both
its House of Delegates and Senate by Dec. 15. At the same time, the







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.LBJ"To Fi┬▒ht
Steel Rise
LOS ANGELES OP) - President
Lyndon B. Johnson let it be known
yesterday he is prepared to take a
determined stand against any
steel price increase at this time.
The President's views were made
known to newsmen by associates
who said he has been keeping
close tabs on reports of a possible
price hike and feels that one
would be hard to justify now.
Johnson, who is studying eco-
nomic reports between campaign
speeches, also feels that the na-
tion's economy has enough mo-
mentum to maintain its advance
at least until mid-1965.
Some reports from his economic
advisers suggest the possibility of
a sag in the economic upswing
about July 1, 1965 unless steps are
taken to head it off.
Steps under study include revi-
sion of excise taxes, due to expire
next June 30. Johnson is repre-

tribunal directed that both Sen-
ate and House seats be put up
for election by January 1966.
November Election
The lower court followed up a
Supreme Court order of last June
that Virginia must reapportion its
legislature as nearly as possible
on the basis of population in time
for the already scheduled Novem-
ber 1965 election.
Current members of the House
of Delegates were chosen in 1963,
for two-year terms. The lower
court said "orderly procedure"
would suggest that the members
continue until expiration of their
terms in January 1966.
But the incumbent senators,
also chosen in 1963, were elected
to four-year terms. The court said
there is "no warrantable founda-
tion" for permitting them to serve
beyond January 1966.
Button told Warren that no
other Federal District Court had
ordered a state legislature to cut
the terms of its own members. He
said the Supreme Court had allow-
ed members of both houses of the,
Maryland legislature to stay in
office until 1967 and Button asked
that Virginia get similar treat-
However, it was noted in New
York that special Federal Court
has ordered that state to reap-
portion by next April and to hold'
a special election in 1965. This
would mean legislators elected
this year will serve only one year1
instead of the normal two.t
Gov. A. S. Harrison already hasj
made preliminary plans to call the
legislature into special session in
line with the court's Dec. 15 dead-,
U *S. A dinit
ir Miscue

Raids Start
On Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (P)
-Indonesian guerrillas are believ-
ed to have made a new seaborne
landing on the southwest coast:
of the Malaysia mainland early
today, the government reported
Prime Minister Tunku Abdul!;'
Rahman confirmed that Indones-
ian guerrillas made a new land.
ing on Malaysia's southwest coast
and three of the invaders have
been captured.
A government spokesman said
"prompt action is being taken by
security forces" and a curfew has<
been imposed in the suspected
landing area on the Malacca coast.
He gave no further details.
Other official sources said the
size of the landing party was not
immediately known. No contact<
was immediately reported between
government troops and guerrillas.
About 60
Reports without immediate con-=
firmation here said the invasion
group was believed to number
about 60 and was said to have
crossed the narrow Strait of Ma-
lacca from the Indonesian island
of Sumatra in five boats.
These reports said the boats
were found at the mouth of the
Kesang River on the Malacca
border with Johore state, some 80
air miles soutli of Kuala Lumpur.
The reported landing site is 70
miles northwest of Johore's Pon-
tian region where 108 Indonesian-<
directed guerrillas slipped ashore
in three groups last Aug. 17 to
op'en up a second front in In-
donesia's undeclared jungle war
against Malaysia.
Indonesia has pledged to crush
this British-backed federation.
Guerrilla raiders for the past year
have been making quick guerrilla
strikes at Malaysian Borneo from
across a shared border with In-
donesian Borneo.
The Pontian landings were fol-
lowed by the airdropping of 96,
Indonesian-led paratroopers into
the inland Labis area of Johore
last Sept. 2.?
The invasions led Malaysia's
government to declare a nation-f
wide emergency and put the coun-I
try, including its territorial waters
and air space, under tight secur-
ity regulations.
Still In Force
The emergency measures are
still in force, although the gov-
ernment announced Tuesday it.
had broken the back of the Pon-
tian and Labis guerrilla cam- C
Widespread military operations,
which at their height included
British Gurkha troops and New
Zealand infantrymen plus straf-
ing attacks by British Air Force
jets, have resulted in the killingF
of 47 guerrillas and the capture ha
of 1'33. uti
There was speculation-but no "cl
confirmation-that the latest re- uc
ported landing might have beenP
staged to reinforce or rescue the
remaining 18 guerrillas in the eig
Pontian swamps and jungles. cy


With off-campus h o u s i n g
crowded and no new dormi-
tories planned until 1966, the
International Center is facing
serious problems in housing
new foreign students.
Mrs. Kathleen Mead, admin-
istrative assistant at the cen-
ter, explains that this year for
the first time all newly enter-
ing foreign students had to find
off-campus housing. In pre-
vious years, the University has
had s o m e dormitory space
available for them.
But this year the University
admitted about 250 more fresh-
men than it had expected, and
was forced to locate 450 stu-
dents in temporary housing at
the beginning of the semester.
All students are now out of the
temporary housing, but the
University still has no extra
space in the residence halls.
Serious Problems
Foreign students face serious
problems in trying to get places
in the residence halls. The Uni-'
versity sends housing applica-
tions only to students who have
paid their enrollment deposit.
But foreign students run into
trouble paying their deposits,
Mrs. Mead explains. Some don't
have the money to send in ad-
vance, and some are barred by
their countries from sending
large amounts of cash. As a re-
sult, the majority of foreign
students can't pay the deposit
until they arrive in the fall. By
this fall, the overflow of Ameri-
can students had taken all
available dormitory space.
The dormitories aren't the
only place foreign students have
problems. Off-campus housing
is as scarce as it has been in
years. "Through the years I've
been able to build a list of
moderately priced apartments
that foreign students can rent,"
Mrs. Mead says. "But this year
we lost about 100 rooms in old
houses which are being torn
down to make way for new
apartment buildings."
New Apartments
The new apartments are of-
ten too expensive for foreign
students, she explains, although
sometimes foreign students get
around this difficulty by "bud-
dying up" with four or five peo-
ple in an apartment.
Almost all foreign students
want to live with an American
family, but none are living with
Ann Arbor families this year.
There are two reasons for this,

Foreign Houtsing--Crowded

Mrs. Mead says. Many Ann
Arbor residents are reluctant to
offer the use of their homes to
students on a long-range basis,
and Ann Arbor is in any case
too small a community to ab-
sorb any appreciable number of
But many Ann Arbor fami-.
lies do act as hosts to foreign

TER---Its problem is to help
house the 1300 students from
foreign nations attending the
students on a short-range
basis. The Ann Arbor Council
of Churches sponsors a pro-
gram under which local "host
families" receive foreign stu-
dents on visits to their homes.
The experience students get in
observing American customs
and life is "very useful," Mrs.
Mead comments.
First Nights
In addition, Mrs. Edna Bald-
win, wife of Rev. DeWitt Bald-
win, coordinator of religious af-
fairs at the University, arranges
for foreign students to stay in
Ann Arbor homes the first few
nights they are in town. "125
families offered this fall to
meet students when they ar-
rived and take them into their
homes for a good dinner and a
badly needed rest," Mrs. Mead
T h e International Center,
University and c o m m u n i t y
groups are working together to
help foreign students find
rooms. The center is able to
place a few students - those
who apply earliest-in the In-
ternational H o u s e s. 'Baldwin

House for men, Nelson H
for women, and Friends' C
for women can hold abou
students, Mrs. Mead noted.
The center also aids stud
in looking for housing by
ranging for them to arrive
weeks early, on Aug. 17, f
special two - week oriental
program. During this pe
alumni groups drive stud
around town to look for ro
while residents of Ann A
offer information on avail
Finding housing for mars
foreign students does notr
too difficult a problem if
center is notified ahead of t
"We are constantly in t
with the Married Couples H
ing office and are usually
to have housing ready for t
when they come," Mrs. M
said. "It is important that m
ried couples have housing w
they arrive. It's both discour
ing and exhausting for aI
eign couple-often with .a f
ily-to arrive and then hav
look for housing."
No relief is in sight for
housing shortage until i
"We hope that the North C
pus Cedar Bend housingP
ject, which will open then,,
relieve some of our probl
But until that and the o
North Campus projects o
we just don't know how w
going to house the news
dents who come in each tei
Mrs. Mead commented.
Besides facing a hous
s h o r t a g e, the Internati
Center also faces a crams
situation in its present quar
"Riaht now we're renting ro
from the Union. Our of
space is nearly the same
when we had only 250 for
students on campus, butr
we're serving 1,400 studen
Mrs. Mead explained.
Recreation Room
"The major Problem with
present facilities is thats
dents lack recreation room
addition, we need more kitc
suace so that the different
tionalities can hold dinnersE
"We've sent plans forr
facilities to the administrat
but as of yet they have not b
approved. From the fund-r
ing efforts of the Universi
susquecentennial activities,
hone to get enough funds
build a new center that
properly serve our fore
students," she said.

Would Go. into Effect
ouse BeginningNext Fall
t 40
Plan Asks Schools To Cooperate
dents p r t
ar- In Setting Costs, Asking Funds
to a
ents The state's 10 tax-supported colleges and universities
ooms are seeking to shelve their squabbles and unite in preparing a
rhor joint budget request which can be submitted to the Legislature
sable next fall.
It will have no bearing on the Legislature's appropriations
rried this spring.
pose The idea, already approved in principle by presidents
the of the state schools, was hailed yesterday by legislative, state
ouch I and University officials.
ous- Joint Plan-
able The joint budget plan would bring together representa-
em tives from the schools, including the University, to weigh the
Mar- respective financial merits
hen and needs of the institutions.
ag- An appropriation level would ..
for- Ebe jointly set for each institu-
a t I tion and then combined into
Ve to ..
one total for all the higher in-
the stitutions .
am Both the individual and to-
pro tal request would be submitted {
will to the governor and Legislature.
The bid would have the backing
ther of each school in lobbying for the
pen, appropriation. The schools would
ve're also agree to absorb jointly any
stu slashes in the overall figure.
ri,' Currently, the schools formu-
late and submit their requests in-
sing f dividually. The Legislature trims
onal i the bids according to somewhat
rped undefined criteria, leaving some
ters. schools h u r 1 i n g. "favoritism"
oms charges.
ffice < Coordinating BARRY BLUESTONE
as The agency for shaping the co-
eig o rdinated request would be the
n o," M i c h i g a n C o o r d i n a t i n g C o u n c i l f orrt s " ? u b i H g h r E c a o n i s
ts 'Public Hi-gher Education, its
chairman, Warren Huff, said yes-
the terday. In Foreign
stu- He explained the council, a
. n voluntary grouping of the 10
hen schools, has been working on the
na- joint request as part of its stud-
and ies on unifying cost determina-
tion and accounting procedures. By DAVID BLOCK
new Huff cited three advantages for Student Government C o u n c il
ion, the plan: last night approved a motion
been I) It would "end the confusion which recommends that the ad-
ais- which has existed in previous ministration move to increase the
ity's years" over the needs and merits number of foreign students at-
we of the institutions.. "It's better tending the University.
to that we pry, into each other's. Council also conducted a point
can affairs and set budget levels than by point examinationofthe Stu-
eign that the Legislature do so," he dent Organization ruleg as rewrit-
said. ten by Sherry Miller, '65, and
.....-''. ) twud lmntPitr Tin doaif 'RRat ncdr


11-L O SAIGON (A') - Cambodia won
sented as believing that other tax A
revisions would be in order to ammuntion from Saigon yester-
head off any threat of a reces- day for its propoganda campaign
sion, against United States and South
Johnson let it be known that Vietnamese armed forces trying
he feels steel industry profits for to root out Communist Viet Cong
the first nine months of this year bases alonb the Cambodian-Viet-
-an estimated 29 per cent above namese frontier.
the same period in 1963--are a A U.S. embassy spokesman an-
major factor in his belief that it nounced the unarmed U.S. Air
would be tough for the industry Force C-123 transport felled by
to justify a price increase now. gunfire from Cambodia Saturday
Other Funds . inadvertently had strayed over
And he is known to have point- Cambodian territory in foggy
ed to other funds available to the weather. He said the United States
industry which constitute a com- regrets the intrusion.
pany's cash flow. The crash killed eight Americans
Cash flow includes, in addition who were aboard the transport on
to net profits, money available to a supply dropping mission. Guer-
a company through depreciation rillas were found to have looted
allowances and tax benefits de- the bodies of personal effects
signed to encourage the building when a ground-air recovery party
or modernizing of plants and arrived Sunday at the wreckage,
equipment. strewn across a central Vietna-
Steel imports have been increas- mese hillside about 250 yards in-
ing substantially in recent years side the frontier.
and Johnson is known to feel that The spokesman said there also
American producers, by improved is a possibility that three arm-
production techniques, could im- ed helicopters in the recovery
prove their competitive position. operation crossed the frontier.


President Sets Eduation Review Panel
Collegiate Press Service plan and coordinate federal edu- of various governmental agencies
President Lyndon B. Johnson cation programs. to meetings of the committee. This
s issued a two-pronged exec- Second, it authorizes the com- means a great increase in poten-
ve order aimed at achieving missioner of education, Francis tial representation on the c4mmit0
oser coordination of federal ed- Keppel, to assume a leading role different federal agencies involved
ational activities." in developing and reviewing fed-dintergecionl pro-
eral ducaiona polciesadministering educational pro-
First, the order establishes an eral educational policies. grams.
ht-member Federal Interagen- The order also contains provi- In authorizing the commissioner
Committee on Education to help sions for inviting representatives of education to evaluate the ef-
-- --- ______-fects of current and potential fed-
eral education programs on the
nation's schools and colleges,
Johnson indicated a broad ap-
proach to education. The order
~eclts Political Polls 'ocnieaonterlinsp
, o lit ca l o llsspecifically advocates "taking in-
between education and policies in
fields such as manpower devel-
series of interviews on a scien- conservatives who have not been opment, defense, military man-
ic basis in order to account for voting in recent years because power, economic growth and sci-


Campbell Doubts Prejudice Af f

2) It would eliminate inter-
institutional conflicts which have
marked school relations in past
years and caused the Legislature
to cut appropriations.
3) It would unite pressure of all
10 institutions on certain' goals
since each school would realize
that a slash of one institution
would mean a slash for all.
In June, the Council's executive
arm, the Board of State. College
Presidents, approved the joint re-
quest idea "in principle," resolv-
ing to work for its implementa-
tion by the fall of 1965.
The group reportedly rejected
a proposal to make this fall's re-
quests jointly. They decided, in-
stead, to work experimentally to
see if a joint request is possible.
The 10 schools have already
individually sent to Lansing their
fund bids.
Terming the joint request, "a
very promising idea," University
Executive Vice-President Marvin
Niehuss said "we're all for it." He
added there are a number of de-
tails to be worked out.
These include agreement on
cost-per-student, cost-per-credit-
hour andclassification of re-
search money.
Niehuss said the joint request
plan is patterned after a pro-
cedure used in Indiana whereby
the four state schools submit a
joint total based mainly on costs
the previous year.
A spokesman for Gov. George
Romney said statewide coopera-
tion is a "good sign." But he
I wannari that.hn ra nnril ni an hp

Diane Lebedeff, '65, and consider-
ed motions by Barry Bluestone,
'66, concerning the use of the Diag
for rallies and the distribution of
The foreign student motion, in-
troduced by International Student
Association President Yee Chen,
'65, demonstrated the fact that the
number of students from other
countries, on this campus has de-
clined in recent years, contrary
to the prevailing trend in most
major American universities.
SGC Believes
The motion states that "SGC
. believes that the University
. . . must make a stronger com-
mitment to the education of stu-
dents from other countries as part
of the total effort of this nation
in the quest for peace and inter-
national understanding."
The organization rules, present-
ed for Council's examination, had
been extensively reorganized and
rewritten by Miss Miller and Miss
Lebedeff. The new version elim-
inates the requirement of a fac-
ulty adviser for student organi-
zations and the minimum mem-
bership requirement.
The section in the new version
of organization rules which stipu-
lates that a student group must
not advocate, the violent over-
throw of the government, was de-
leted by Council, the rationale be-
ing that SGC does not have the
right ,to pass judgment on the
philosophies of other student or-
ganizations nor demand loyalty,
oaths from them.
Council considered Bluestone's
motion which recommended cer-

By HAROLD WOLMAN we have more knowledge about
It is unlikely there is a hidden that than about the decision pro-
Goldwater vote not showing up in ess at the convention."
the political polls due to peoples' Despite this knowledge, Camp-
reluctanceo admit race preju- bell said that polls were often im-
reutne to amtrc r etfravrettfraos
dice, according to Prof. Angus perfect for a variety of reasons.
Campbell, director of the Survey First, methodologies might be
Research Center. weak and subject to bias. This is ;
Campbell, ,co-author of "The what occurred in 1948 when primi-
American Voter," a study of vot- tive sampling methods were used.
ing behavior, noted that in 1960 Campbell commented that he
people he interviewed did not hes- wasn't sure how much weakness
itate to say they were against remained in the polling techniques
Kennedy because of the late Presi- of organizations such as' the Gal-
dent's religionu lup Poll, the Harris Poll, and
de"At any rate," Campbell added others because these are all pri-
"AIn ae"Capeladd vate business concerns and they <
"a respondent doesn't have to say'
he is voting for Goldwater be- typically do not make public their
cause he hates Negroes. There are methodology.

a f

opinion changes over a period of
This year, Campbell said, the
Center is continuing a series of
election studies started back in
1948. The 1964 election, he noted,
is particularly interesting becausej
of two peculiar qualities which
their study is concentrating on.
The first is the extent of ideolog-
ical differences between the two
candidates and the second is the
impact of the Negro revolution.
Campbell commented that us-
ually voters are not very aware of
policies in ideological terms. "In
1956 only one half of our sample

they feel that neither party offers ence."V
them a choice. Johnson's order was allegedly
However, Campbell said that the rd e wa allegedly
Center's studies had shown that precipitated by the expansion in
those who felt most strongly about federal education programs and
politics were the most consistent the diffusion of these programs
voters and that strong Republi- among so many different agencies.
cans were the most consistent Members

voters of all groups.
Campbell said that he sees some
similarity between this election
and that of 1896 when a sharp
ideological split between Bryan
and McKinley existed. He noted
I that many people changed their
j party identification after that
Ielection and the Republicans be-

Members of the committee will
be representatives of the National
Science Foundation, the Atomic
Energy Commission, the National
Aeronautics and Space Adminis-
tration and the Departments of
State, Defense, Agriculture and
The Office of Erucatinn which



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