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Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


Sunny and



'U' To Increase

Unions Plan

To Strike



Railroads; Mediators

Pierpont Report Outlines Plans for
Rate Raises in 1966 and 1967
The minimum wage of students presently employed by the
University will be increased from the present $1.00 per hour to a
minimum of $1.15 Jan. 1, 1966 with an increase to $1.25 per hour
by Jan. 1, 1967, stated a report issued yesterday by Wilbur K.
Pierpont, University Vice-President for Business and Finance.
"The University will continue its policies of establishing wage
rates to meet or exceed the minimum rates established by minimum
wage laws," the report said.
"Approximately 35 per cent of the University students are paid
from $1.00 to $1.25 per hour. In September of this year there were
approximately 800 student workers who were paid $1.00 per hour
as beginning rate working in food service units, the libraries, and in

Try To Avert
Syria, Israel Clash
In Border Dispute


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Groups Back
City College
Three Ann Arbor groups have
come out in support of establish-
ing a Washtenaw County com-
munity college.
The Ann Arbor Chamber of
Commerce board "enthusiastically
and unanimously" supported the
establishment of a community col-
lege on the basis of a recent report
made by its Community College
Study Committee.
The 15-man committee, headed
by Anthony J. Procassini, person-
nel director of the Bendix Systems
Divisions, has been studying the
need for the proposed Washtenaw
County Community College since
College Warranted
Procassini said the committee's
report indicates there is a large
enough number of students in the
county to make the operation of
the college not only practical but
The committee believes a large
number of potential community
college students between 18 and
65 will be unable to increase their
job opportunities or prepare them-
selves to attend a degree-granting
college with a county community
If the colleges were established
it would have technical and vo-
cational programs as well as a
two-year academic program.
Select Location
A subcommittee of the group
recommended the area between S.
State Rd. and Jackson Rd.-pref-
erably Within three or four miles
of Ann Arbor-be considered.
Availability of a tract as large
as 200 acres at a cost equivalent
to a 25 to 30-acre site in a high-
cost sector was cited as one rea-
son for the general area recom-
Another reason given was the
nearness to the University to per-
mit the community college to draw
upon its personnel and "other ad-
The subcommittee recommended
a 200-acre community college site
to permit expansion and to pro-
vide adequate parking space.
Place on Ballot
Members of the Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce are circulating
petitions in Ann Arbor and
throughout the county to place a
proposal for the establishment of
the community college on the Jan-
uary ballot.
The ballot also would include a
proposal for a charter mill-limi-
tation of one and one-fourth mills
for operation and for the election

office work," the report said.
Douglas Brook, '65, president of
Student Government Council, said
Pierpont had contacted him and
that this report was prepared es-
pecially for SGC. "I am happy
to see this kind of attitude as it
seems to negate to a great extent
the assertion that the administra-
tion is unwilling to negotiate with
Brook pointed out that the Uni-
versity is not legally bound by
either the state or federal mini-
mum wage laws and that its will-
ingness to follow the state mini-
mum wage is an indication of good
faith. He went on to say that
Pierpont has asked SGC to have
a few members meet with him in
the near future to discuss the
wage problem.
When asked what he thought
the roll of the University of Mich-
igan Student Employes Union
should be in the whole question
of student wages, Brook said, "The
union is taking the attitude of
an ask and give relationship. SGC
believes in student-administra on
cooperation with the two groups
working in concert as the solu-
tion. It is a community problem."
High Living Costs
Barry Bluestone, '66, president
of UMSEU, said, "The University
should be considering the federal
minimum wage of $1.25 per hour,
especially when the cost of living
in Ann Arbor is one of the highest
in the nation." He pointed out
that many universities have a
much higher minimum wage than
the $1.00 an hour starting salary
here. Bluestone said that Michigan
State University now has a mini-
mum wage of $1.25 per hour.
"Brook is completely uninform-.
ed about the operations of the
union and has refused to become
a member," he said. He denied
that the union is operating on
the premise of ask and give. He
said the union has been in "con-
stant contact with the University
since the beginning of the semes-
"A few weeks ago SGC passed
a motion saying UMSEU should
be the student voice in the wage
question. It has been functioning
that way; it shall continue to do
that," Bluestone said. "If SGC
wishes to cooperate with UMSEU
we would be happy to have their!
Bluestone said that many uni-
versities in the country notably
Michigan State University, the
University of Wisconsin, the Uni-
versity of Minnesota and Central
Michigan University have put the
question of student wages as a
priority item in the universities'
budgets. Yesterday, at a meeting
with Pierpont, Bluestone asked
the University for a commitment
to making wages a priority item.
"Pierpont refused to make one,"
he said.!

The Israeli military


SAIGON (JP)--Communist guer-
rillas advanced south through
flood-ravaged provinces north of
Saigon yesterday while in the cap-
ital Premier Tran Van Huong
stood off two challenges to his new,
It seemed symptomatic of the
frustrations dogging South Viet
Nam that at a time of national
disaster, Buddhist students dem-
onstrated demanding an end to
Huong's young regime. And the
High National Council that ap-
pointed him put him to hostile
Helpless to stop the southward!

itary show of strength that cowed
student topplers of Vietnamese
Hold Back Riots
Truckloads of troops, including!
elite airborne units, poured into!
Saigon. A company of airborne
soldiers took up positions behind,
barbed wire at Dien Hong Palace,!
where the government was in ses-
There was no violence, al-
though riot police and paratroop-
ers eventually were used to hold
back the 1500 demonstrators.
The youths, starting from Sai-
gon student union headquarters,
stormed through four liolice lines

the valleys openly. There is no man charged that the Syrians be-
one to stop them because militia gan the fight with machine gun
and troops were drowned or fire, then lobber mortar shells
forced to flee the rush of water. and finally brought up two World
No Viet Cong sabotage could War II German tanks.
matchothe havoc wrought by the The Syrians fired on the Dan
floods, which ripped up 200 miles Shaar Hyishuv collective settle-
of the only north-south railway ments and inflicted heavy damage,
leading from Saigon to the hitting two houses, destroying
disaster area. electric installations and blowing
up a fuel tank, he said.
GhSyrialodged an urgent com-
plaint with the UN Security Coun-
ncil in New York and the UN truce
Key Factor i * observation team in Jerusalem.
The Syrian communique said Is-
raeli artillery shelled two unarm-
Budgetrized Arab villages in the demili-
tarized frontier zone and that


belongings yesterday as flood waters receded. Part of the town had been
Floods have drowned more that 5,000 persons, wrecked communications an
10 provinces and dealt the anti-Communist war in the area a staggering blo
Communists Move South in

TEL AVIV (M)-Israeli jets pounded Syrian border posts with
>>napalm and gunfire yesterday in the worst clash on the Syrian-
Israeli border in years.
Each side accused the other of starting the battle.
An Israeli army spokesman said two Israelis were wounded and
Associated Press two border settlements were heavily damaged by Syrian gunners.
Viet Nain gathered their He claimed the Syrians began the fight by attacking an Israeli
under 12 feet of water. army patrol on Israeli territory.'
d transportation across In Damascus, a Syrian army communique said seven Syrians
w. died and 26 were wounded in 100 minutes of air and land fighting
about 25 miles north of the Seas
Tof Galilee. He said the Israelis suf-
V i t 7 a m Ifered heavy casualties. m-Lt

infiltration of the Viet Cong be-1

cause of wrecked communications,'Von hei way toward t.
'on their way toward the water-

} Huong's government L put on a m- front palace where Huong was an- This year's budget emphasis has Syrian forces countered with mor-
swering questions before the High centered on the University's efforts tar and artillery fire against five
Council. I to relieve the enrollment pressures Israeli border settlements and mil-
Troops and fire trucks ringing in the state as well as maintaining itary positions.
the area halted the students. Ban- its other important functions, At UN headquarLers in New
neis and shouted slogans from James E. Lesch, assistant to the iYork, Syrian Ambassador Rafik
olicy te marchers called first for a vice-president for academic af- Asha charged that Israel attacked
iar lcabinet reshuffle and later for fairs, said yesterday. to "poison the atmosphere of the
Huong's resignation. Despite last year's emphasis on forthcoming UN General Assem-
MOSCOW (OP)-The giant Rus- The crowd eventually broke up the research role, teaching con- bly."
sian Federation, largest of 15 re- after a delegation of students re- tinues to be the primary activity With tensions heightened by Is-
publics in the Soviet Union, yes- portedly was permitted to present of the University, Lesch said. "The rael's decision to begin tapping
terday repealed restrictions on a petition. One student leader said high quality of our staff is the the Jordan River - and Arab
private gardening and livestock there probably would be no more major reason why the University' threats to oppose this-there have
raising imposed during ex-Pre-! demonstrations for two days be- can attract $40 million dollars a been a number of clashes in re-
mier Khrushchev's rule. cause of the flood disaster. year in research money." cent months along the 50-mile-
The Soviet news agency Tass Before Council There are three bepic functions long Syrian-Israeli frontier. But
said the presidium of the Supreme Huong, answering hostile ques- -teaching, research and the pub- yesterday's battle was by far the
Soviet of the Russian Federation tions from the High National lic services of the University, Lesch most serious, and it was the first
issued a decree rescinding meas- Council inside the palace insisted explained. While the first is most involving a full scale air attack.
ures enacted since 1956 at Khru- later he was unaware the demon- important, the second and third _
shchev's insistence. stration had been going on. must also be considered as im-
The new order restored to pre- Like some members of the High portant functions of the Univer- H ope LTocD
The ewes order restord o pe- Council, the students are dissatis- sity, he said.
1956stock andlevels the size r of private plots fied with the makeup of Huong's Building the proper environ- FU710
stockanthsieoprvtplt VII Sn
collective farmers could have for government, which contains some ment to optimize the teaching at W l out S o
i s dtechnicians who served under the University increases the cap-;
thei nrcnAl uc --e-

Resigned To
A recent survey of sign-out
systems in women's housing units
revealed that 83.3 per cent of
the houses are satisfied with their
present systems, while 16.6 per
cent are dissatisfied.
Houses expressing complaints
are Barbour, Couzens, Jordan,
and Vandenberg Co-op.
Couzens and Barbour are dis-
satisfied with aspects of their
voluntary week-day sign-out sys-
tems. Klaran McKusick, '65, presi-
dent of Couzens, said, "one com-
plaint concerns a penalty for
failure to sign in when signing
out is voluntary. It seems a con-
tradiction of purposes."
Miss McKusick also said that
some seniors misused their privi-
lege of extended hours by "stay-
ing out until 6:45 a.m., just be-
fore the night lady went home."
A discussion clarified that ex-
tended hours do not constitute an
In Barbour the major complaint
is that a senior, who has no
hours, cannot leave the dormi-
tory after midnight to go for a
walk or snack, said President Syl-
via Kasey, '64.
Jordan and Vandenberg ex-
pressed dissatisfaction with their
mandatory sign-out systems. Last
year Jordan had a house vote ac-
cepting this system. Alison Ather-
ton, '66, president of the house,
said that now the general opin-
ion of the residents is that the
system "doesn't seem worthwhile
and causes too much trouble."
Cheever and Newberry are sat-
isfied with their compulsory sign-
out systems. Newberry president
Peg Gray,'65, said that "at one
time there was heated discussion
about abolishing it, but the house
voted to keep the system for safe-
ty reasons."
The survey also showed that 15
of the 24 women's housing units
on campus acquired their pres-
ent sign-out systems by vote of
the members of .each house.
The remaining units-Barbour,
Blagdon, Bush, Couzens, Elliott,
Hunt, Little, Seeley-Oxford, and
Thronson-arrived at their sys-
tems when their respective House
Councils voted for them.

Worke rs To
Leave Jobs
On Nov. 23
Discussion Hinges
On Wage Increase;
More Talks Monday
150,000 members of six unions are
preparing to strike Nov. 23 against
about 90 per cent of the nation's
railroad industry.
Government mediators continue
efforts to head off the planned
walkout over wages and fringe
Francis A. O'Neill of the Nation-
al Mediation Board met for an
hour and a half yesterday with
chief union spokesman Michael
Fox. He said his talks with both
sides will resume in Chicago Mon-
day morning.
Fox heads the Railway Em-
ployes' Department of the AFL-
CIO with headquarters' in Chicago.
Strike Date
The six shop unions are free
to strike after midnight Nov. 19
when a 30-day mandatory wait-
ing period expires.
The delay was imposed auto-
matically under the Railway Labor
Act when President Lyndon B.
Johnson named an emergency
board to study the dispute "be-
tween the railroads and 11 non-
operating unions, including the
six shop craft groups.
The six shop unions so far have
rejected the emergency.board's
recommended wage increase of 27
cents an hour over three years.
Low Pay
The shop unions contend .they
are far below pay for comparable
work in other industries and "feel
they have been shortchanged," a
union spokesman said.
There is no remaining provision
under federal law to force a strike
Former Mayor Richardson Dil-
worth of Philadelphia, who head-
ed the presidential emergency
board, was quoted by radio station
WRCV-NBC in Philadelphia as
saying he believes there will be no
Strike Notce
Union sources said formal strike
notices would be sent out shortly
to the railroads. Although the five
other unions involved have made
no strike plans,. they apparently
would observe the shop crafts'
picket lines.
The 11 unions represent more
than 400,000 railroad workers.
The shop unions claim worker
productivity has increased 3.2 per
cent while they have had no pay
raise since 1962. They are insist-
ing on ,"a substantially better wage
offer." Railroad negotiators re-
portedly have refused to go above
the emergency board's recommen-
The unions have demanded a
10 per cent wage increase plus
14 cents an hour, amounting to
about 40 cents, retroactive to June
30, 1963.
Union sources said shop craft
wages now average $2.63 per hour
and all 11 nonoperating unions
The dispute involves virtually
all the nation's major railroads
except the Southern and Florida
East Coast railways.
Ferenc y Raps
LANSING-Gov. George Rom-
ney's appointment of a bipart-

san State Highway Commission
yesterday was "high-handed"'and
"speaks. poorly for future rela-
tions with the legislature," said
Democratic State Chairman Zol-
ton Ferency.
Romney announced the appoint-
ment of two Democrats and two
Republicans to the constitution-
ally established Highway Corn-

ueir pe lso. us.
Tass said that "in recent years,
these limits were groundlessly
Some collective farmers lost'
their private plots and animals
in recent years when their collec-
tive farms (kolkhosi) were turned
into state farms (sovkhozi).
Under the new decree, former
kolkhoz members would now get
back the land and animals they
formerly had.
Meanwhile, a state farm direc-
tor wrote in the Soviet govern-
ment organ Izvestia that his work-
ers ought to get a bigger share of
the profits to supplement their
salaries or for improvements in
entertainment and service facili-
Izvestia published the proposal
on its front page - indicating a
certain amount of official recep-
tivity to the idea.

President Ngo Dinh Diem before
his overthrow and death last No-
Inside the palace, Huong beg-
ged for an end to political bicker-
ing and support for the civilian
government to save the country
greater chaos. Apparently unsat-
isfied by his answers to questions,
the Council called a meeting for
today. It can throw him out of
office, just as it put him in.
Flood Disaster
Already his 10-day-old regime
was faced with the greatest nat-
ural calamity in 60 years, the
typhoon-fed floods that ravaged
10 provinces, drowned at least 5000
persons, left thousands homeless
and hungry, swept away railways
and bridges and washed out roads.
Refugees said the Viet Cong
guerrillas, who in their mountain
hideouts escaped the wrath of this
week's floods, now are moving into

abilities in the other areas, he'
"To get the highest quality staff
possible we must offer both high
salaries and ample research op-
portunities. To afford . this we
must have more money and have
asked for the budget increase by
emphasizing the importance of the
University in. the enrollment prob-
lem in the state," Lesch said.
The budget increment will be
used to increase and maintain a
competent staff, he added. Forty-
six per cent of last year's incre-
ment was used for salary increases
and new staff.
Commenting on this year's
budget request, Lesch said that the
University has asked for less than
the sum of the requests that the
heads of the University budget
units had recommended. "We have
already cut the requests and we
expect less than we asked for."

DETROIT (A)-Detroit's news-
paper blackout moved into its
fourth month with the settlement
outlook somewhat improved.
Representatives of pressman's
local 13 and the publishers re-
sumed negotiations eat 5 p.m. yes-
terday and at 12:30 a.m. were
continuing in round the clock
talks over the size of the crews
on new eight unit presses at the
Detroit News.
The pressmen's dispute over one
man is the only remaining con-
flict. The unions want to main-
tain a 16-man work crew while
the publishers are bargaining for
a 15-man crew.
The other striking union, Local
10 of the Paper and Plate Hand-
lers Union signed' contract Thurs-
day after members voted to accept
a two year pact with the publish-

No Policy Changes for Britain Now, Say 'U' Experts

University experts agree that
despite the flurry of activity
which has accompanied the first
days of Prime Minister Wilson's
government in Britain any im-
mediate radical new departures
in policy are unlikely.
A four vote majority is just
too small to effect any radical
changes," commented Prof. James
K.- Pollock of the political science
department. "They will go as far
as they think they safely can,
however," Pollack added.

ports. This unfavorable balance of
trade has led to a balance of pay-
ments problem which threatens
to undermine the stability of the
Raise Tariffs
To remedy this situation, Wilson
has imposed a high tariff on im-
ports and increased the income
tax rate, especially for those with
higher incomes.
However, Laing remarked, "had
the Conservatives been elected,
they would have had to do much
the same thing. They didn't face
up to it for fear the unpopularity

Pollock, who like Laing was in
Britain last month to study the
British election, observed, "The
country was tired of the Conser-
vatives, but it was still afraid of
Labour. If Wilson can build up
confidence in Labour during a
year or year and a half and then
pick an issue to go to the country
with, the electorate may give him
the working majority he desires."
Another close observer of Brit-
ish politics, Prof. Gabriel Pearson
of the English department, com-
mented that Prime Minister Wil-
son may try to hold off another

cessful, it may take at least two
years to rightthe balance of pay-
ments problem.
Opinions Differ
Pearson is more optimistic,
however, than Pollock and Laing
about Labour's chances of pass-
ing major legislation.
"Wilson has been keeping the
an attempt to keep his support
political temperature high in an
attempt to keep his supporters at
a high pitch," Pearson said. "Par-
liamentary debates have been very
partisan and embittered to an
unusual extent for to early in the

intends to go ahead with what
he considers necessary programa
He can do this successfully, Pear-
son added, unless he gets defec,
tions from his own party, and de-
fections are unlikely as long as
the political temperature remains
'Pearson noted that Wilson has
cleverly arranged his government
so that most of the potential
right wing Labour defectors have
been given government positions.
Given a stake in the Labour gov-
ernment, these potential rene-
gades are now much less likely




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