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Researchers See
Economy Boost
Surveys Indicate Wage Increases
To Stimulate Consumer Demand
The nation's consumers, whose expectations play an important
role in shaping the United States economy, are looking forward to aI
sustained period of prosperity, according to the September 1964 Survey
of Consumer Attitudes and Expectations conducted by the Survey Re-
search Center. f
Personal financial progress and prospects as well as the general
business outlooi also improved, according to consumers, an unusually
large proportion of whom reported increases in wages and salaries.
These findings have led the investigators, Profs. George Katona
and Eva L. Mueller of the economics department, to conclude that the






'New' Library: Inside Story

SAM ,Fined;
Rush Rights
In Jeopardy
As a result of a "scavenger hunt
raid" on the Sigma Chi house Nov.
1, Sigma Alpha Mu was found
guilty of "conduct unbecoming a
fraternity," fined $200, and had
rushing privileges suspended for
one semester at a meeting last
night of the Inter-Fraternity
Council Executive Committee.
In a separate matter, Sigma Al-
pha Mu was also fined $100 for
possession of alcoholic beverages
at a social function.
According to IFC Executive
Vice-President Stephen Idema, '65,
the suspension and fine resulted
from a suspended sentence from
last year originating with a similar
pledge policy case. John Feldkamp,
assistant to the director of Stu-
dentActivities, told the SAM pres-
ident, Robert Pincus, '66, that the
curb on rushing could be lifted
if the fraternity presented to his
office a new pledge policy, accept-
able to the committee.
The SAM's had recently volun-
tarily inaugurated a new pledge
policy, revised from the one which
caused last year's find.
Sigma Chi was not found in vio-
lation of any rules or bylaws, but
was warned by Feldkamp that it
had come dangerously close to
breaking University rules. He ad-
vised the Sigma Chi president,
Fed Lambert, '65, to warn his
fraternity's members of how close
the fraternity had been to in-
SAM was found guilty of violat-
ing three IFC bylaws concerning
rusing and pledging, stating that:
-All men pledged to fraterni-
ties shall be given training and
education of a constructive nature
during the entire period of their
-All pledge activities are to be
confined to the fraternity chapter
house and its grounds, with the'
exception of activities which are
IFC sponsored or approved, proj-
ects which are a service to the
community or University, and,
projects which are not detrimental
tohthe fraternity system as a
-Anw unified pledge activity
which results in public disfavor
on the fraternity system, or does
physical damage or harm to fra-
ternity chapter houses or mem-
bers thereof is a violation.
City To View
Building Plans,

4economy will be stimulated by
substantial consumer demand dur-
ing the Christmas season and next
Higher Proportion
"In September 1964 a substan-
tially higher proportion than, three
of 12 months earlier expressed
the opinion that during the next
five years they could look forward
to good times, and a substantially
lower proportion thought that.
recession and widespread unem-
ployment would be the rule during
the next few years," the report
This optimism surpassed a
fseven-year peak in consumer
sentiment reached earlier this
The effect of the tax cut did not
seem to be significant. Consumers
were aware of wage and salary in-
creases rather than increases in
take-home pay simply as a result
of the tax cut, Katona said.
"The actual reduction of tax
withholdings, which took effect in
March 1964, was not received with
enthusiasm since most people felt
the amount of increase in their
take-home pay was quite small,"
the study indicated.
An earlier survey had indicated
that anticipation of the tax cut
strengthened consumer confidence.
"The amount of gain resulting
from the tax cut is accurately
known by a small proportion of[
people," the report stated. Many]
people did not know how much
they benefitted from the tax cut
and some thought they did not
benefit at all.
M a j o r expenditure decisions
were rarely attributed to the tax
cut, but rather to raises in pay,
the survey found.
"The frequency of expenditures
on cars, other durables, or addi-
tions to homes appears, according
to survey data, to be related to
favorable developments in salaries
or wages rather than to awareness
of benefits from the tax cut," the
report said.
The investigators believe that
consumers will have a greater
readiness to spend in the next few
months both because they are
more optimistic about future pros-
perity and because they have an
increased rate of debt repaymentE
and greater savings.
Russian Radio
Lauds .Albania
LONDON - Moscow radio last,
night beamed a message of friend-
ship to Albania i-n line with the
new Soviet government's efforts]
to patch up its quarrels withI
Communist China.I
Albania has been Peking's one
staunch ally in Communist East-3
ern Europe. Since 1961, there
have been no ambassadors ex-1
changed between the Albanian
and Soviet capitals.C

The planned new addition to
the General Library Building will
be spectacular in appearance and
tremendously useful, Frederick H.
Wagman, director of the Univer-
sity Libraries, said recently.
The new building, which will
be connected to the back of the
present building, will be seven
stories high and wil cost from $3 1/2
to $4 milion.
A great need for more book
space is the primary reason for
building the addition. The present
structure, designed to contain
800,000 books, now holds almost
1/ million volumes.
Five Floors
The first five floors of the new
building will house stacks for
700,000. At the library's present
rate of growth of 30,000 books
per year, the new structure should
adequately serve the University's
needs for the next ten years.
Speaking of the existing build-
ing, Wagman said: "This build-
ing is not really a general library;
it is the graduate library in the
historical disciplines, the admin-
istrative offices for library offi-
cials, and the technical process-

vious, and we do need some special
facilities: air-conditioned storage
for rare book and papyri collec-
tions, space for maps, more office
The top floor of the new build-
ing will house the rare book col-
lection. Located on the sixth floor
will be classrooms for courses re-
quiring use of rare books, the
papyri collection (both Greek and
Egyptian), map rooms, and all li-
brary administrative offices. The
remaining five floors will contain
only stacks and carrels.
Air-conditioned storage rooms
for the rare books are a great
need, for parts of the collection
have been deteriorating due to the
poor temperature and humidity
conditions in the General Library.
Federal Aid
The University hopes to procure
about one-third of the funds
needed through the Federal High-
er Education Facilities Acts. The
rest will come from the University
building fund and funds obtained'
in the Sesquicentennial drive. The
University may also seek private

Kucceeds McInally
~ n EightMnBoard
Selection of Ex-Vice-President Ends
Speculation over Romney's Choice
Robert P. Briggs of Jackson was named yesterday to the Board
of Regents by Gov. George Romney. He will fill the term of Regent
William K. McInally who died last August.
Briggs is a former University vice-president for business and
finance and faculty member. He served as vice-president from 1945-
51, leaving the post to join the Consumers Power Co. He is now an
executive vice-president of tne firm.
In announcing the appointment, Romney said, "Bob Briggs
is exceptionally well qualified for this important post, and I am


ing center for the University li-
brary system.
"We have long outgrown this
space. There are far too few car-
rels for graduate students and faca
ulty members. Most of the indi-
vidual study rooms have been con-
verted to stacks.
"The need for book space is ob-

Scott Seeks
GOP Audit

donations. Scott (R-Pa), the only statewide
Actual construction will begin Republican candiate to survive the
once sufficient funds have been Democratic landslide in Pennsyl-
raised. The building will take vania, yesterday urged an immed-
about two years to complete. iate, independent audit of the
campaign treasury of the GOP
national committee.
He said if a reported $1.2 mil-
lion surplus exists, he's certain "it
" " was intended to keep the radical
rin eerina right in control of the Republican

SCEEPE Views Eng

7 C7

A new campus group is trying
to answer the problem of the Uni-
versity's role in edudting'°'the
engineer so that he will not be
out of a job when cuts in defense
spending close his field and
force him to find another en-
gineering specialty.
The Student Committee for
Employment in a Peacetime
Economy is trying to do just that,
to find out how the University can
better adapt its engineering grad-
uates so they will not be affected
by the decreasing number of jobs
in defense industries, Diane Kew-
ley, '64E, of the committee, said
SCEEPE is specifically trying
to find a relationship in the aca-
demic community between the ad-
ministration, the faculty and the
students in the engineering col-
lege to meet this need, she em-
One major question the com-
mittee is considering is specializa-
tion in the undergraduate years.
"Does this specialization cause
graduate troubles in later years
when they must relocate due to
the closing of their fields?"
Miss Kewley noted that the
California Institute of Technolo-
gy and the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology have both
changed their curricula to in-
clude a "broader scientific back-
The emphasis is on the role of
the engineer in today's society,
not as a technician, but at a

The committee feels that the
engineer should not only have
the technical knowledge but he
should also have the ability to
make social and moral decisions
which are being required more
and more of engineers, Miss Kew-
ley said. She added, the commit-
tee does not feel that the engin-
eering education at the Uni-
.versity fulfills this basic require-
The committee has planned a
three-part program in which sep-
arate sub-committees will be re-
sponsible for:
-Study of possible revisions in
the engineering curriculum.
-Having campus programs to
bring to light the effects of de-
fense cuts.

-Surveying the engineering
students to determine their needs
and desires..
Miss Kewley said that the
SCEEPE sees further cuts in de-'
fense contracts and feels "they
will be considerable." The group
is functioning to consider "relo-
cation" of engineers and not the
merits or ill effects of disarma-
ment itself.
Defense moneys have already
been reduced in areas such as
San Diego and Boston where
there is a high concentration of
defense industries. Salaries have
increased much less in the last
few years than in many of the
other professions and there are
fewer jobs than before, she com-

There have been reports that
the surplus would amount to $2{
million, but GOP national 'com-
mittee officials said Monday there
is a sizable surplus but less than
that. The New York Times in a1
Washington dispatch yesterdayj
said the figure was reported to be
$1.2 million. It attributed the fig-;
ure to officials at Republican na-
tional headquarters.
Scott told a news conference,
"these people (the radical right)1
apparently anticipated the defeat
of Barry Goldwater and Williamf
E. Miller and hoarded this money."
He declared many Republican
congressional and senatorial can-
didates lost mainly because theyx
were short of funds, and didn't getf
any from the national committeeI
because they were either against
Goldwater or lukewarm toward hisf

Cohen To Submit SGC Resignation;
Seat May Be Vacant Until Election

sure that by virtue of his long
and faithful association with the
University he will contribute sig-
nificantly to the future growth of
this fine institution."
University President Harlan
Hatcher said, "We welcome Mr.
Briggs to the University's Board
of Regents. He has a long and
rich background in the field of
higher education and has shown
a great sense of public service. He
has acquired an extensive knowl-
edge of the University through his
long and dedicated association
with us."
When Briggs' appointment was
first rumored in September, a few
administrators, dissenting from
policies he had followed during his
term as vice-president, privately
expressed misgivings over his be-
ing a Regent.
However, President Hatcher said
yesterday that "Regent Briggs
brings experience and thoughtful
judgment to the Board of Re-
gents and is highly qualified to
serve as a Regent of the Univer-
There had been extensive specu-
lation the past few months con-
cerning the vacant regental posi-
tion. In addition to Briggs, Rom-
ney was reportedly also consider-
ing Goldwater conservative Ink
White of St. Johns, a newpaper
publisher who ran unsuccessfully
for the board in 1962; Lawrence
Lindemer of Stockbridge, a former
state Republican chairman, and
former congressman Alvin Bentley,
a member of Romney's "blue rib-
bon" Committee on Higher Edu-
Romney was originally expected
to name his choice before the
elections, and this seemingly elim-
inated Briggs, who was then a
Republican candidate for the state
board of education.
However, Romney withheld the
appointment, apparently because
he was wary of disrupting party
unity before the elections in the
event that his selection was not
agreeable to a praticular faction
of the party. Briggs, following his
defeat in the Nov. 3 election,
again became eligible.
Briggs holds bachelor's and mas-
ter's degrees from the University.
He was a member of the business
administration school faculty from
1927-1945 before being appointed
to the vice-presidential position.
Since leaving the University he
has served as president of the
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
and is currently co-chairman with
Romney of the Governor's Special
Commission on Traffic Safety.
Regent Briggs' was in Chicago
last night and unavailable for
comment on his appointment.
The eight regents of the Uni-
versity are elected for eight-year
terms, two being selected every
other year.
, Formerly, this -election was held
in the spring of odd-numbered
years with the last one conducted
in 1963. Last December the state
Legislature moved regental elec-
tions to even-numbered years to
comply with the new state con-
sitution, which eliminated spring
elections. The next election will
be held in November, 1966.
McInally was elected in 1959;
Briggs will serve out his term
which expires in 1968.

Carl Cohen, '66, has announced
that he is resigning from Stu-
dent Government Counucil.
Cohen, who notified SGC of
his resignation yesterday after-
noon stated that he is leaving
his SGC post for "personal rea-
sons. SGC at its meeting tonight
is expected to accept the resig-
There are two possible courses
of action that SGC may take
under these circumstances: it can
convene its Interview Committee,

or it can simply allow the vacan-
cy to remain until the spring elec-
tions. If SGC decides to fill the
vacancy, petitions would be sub-
mitted to the Interview Committe
consisting o'f the members of
the Executive Committee, one ex-
officio member of SGC, and one
elected member.
Up To Council
SGC president Douglas Brook,
'65, said that the decision to
fill the vacancy or to leave it
open would be "left up to the
Council, not to the Executive Com-

Gargoyle Returns, Turns into Tyme'

mittee." He added that the coun-
cil would "probably leave the seat
open until spring."
In the spring of 1962 under
similar circumstances, the SGC
held a petitioning period and after
interviewing the petitioners, de-
cided that none of them were
The SGC is also expected to
continue its series of grievance
reports that began on Sept. 16
with a report of grievances that!
Barry Bluestone, '66 presented
to the SGC.
Since that period, Council has
taken these grievances and di-
vided them into fourteen areas
with committees to study each
Tonight reports from the com-
mittee studying parking prob-
lems and the committee study-
ing the problem of insufficient
course openings are expected to
report back 'to the SGC.
Last week reports on communi-
cation, residence hall overcrowd-
ing, central campus housing, off-
campus housing and study space
were received at the council meet-
When all the committees have
reported, SGC intends to compile
the recommendations that it has
approved and pass them on to
the administration.
In other action, Rachel Ama-
do, '67, will present a motion
that would have the SGC be res-
ponsible for a WCBN broadcast

Gro6ups Eye
Final. Plans
For Merger
The student executive commit-
tees of the Michigan Union and
the Women's League met in sepa-
rate sessions last night to view a
final proposal for merging the
student activities wings of the two
The Union Executive Commit-
tee discussed the proposal, but
did not vote on it. The League
Executive Council voted on the
proposal, but the results will not
be made public until the govern-
ing bodies of the two organiza-
tions-the League Board of Gov-
ernors and Union Board of Di-
rectors-reach a decision.
If it is approved by both boards,
the Regents will be asked to con-
sider the proposed merger at their
December meeting and the stu-
dent and alumni members of the
Union will vote on it in a referen-
dum next spring.
Under the current proposal for
the merger, the student activities
organizations of the Union and
League would be united and
placed under the supervision of'
the Union Board of Directors. The
League Board of Governors would
be relieved of all responsibility for
student activities.
The activities merger would be
accomplished by combining the
two existing groups of senior} offi-
cers into one co-educational com-
mittee of four members. This
group, in addition to directing co-
educational s t u d e n t activities,
which are currently provided
separately by the League and
Union, would serve on the govern-
ing bodies of the two institutions.
Both have student, faculty and
administrative representation.
Few Year's
Plans for the merger of the
Union and the League have been
seriously discussed for the last few
In May of 1963 a Union-
League study committee, chaired
by Associate Dean James Robert-
son of the literary college, recom-
mended the consolidation of the
two institutions into a University


With today's release of Gargoyle, the University humor maga-
zine, one wonders whether the half-apologetic grin of Garg, the
magazine's mascot, is not a reflection of sentiments created by last
week's nationally overwhelming Republican defeat. This political
situation is the subject completely satirized in "Tyme," the second
Gargoyle publication of the year.
"'Tyme,' in the tradition of That Other Magazine," the editors
say, "tries to present a completely honest, accurate, and biased
picture of all news."
Perhaps the most obvious similarities between the two magazines
are found on pages 1-7 which include the art work of the cover
and adds, letters, and index.
From this point on throughout the magazine, the parody works
to complete itself, and the magazine is comprised of such notoriously
familiar headings as The Nation, which discusses some of the lesser

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