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IFC Votes To Hear
Tri on Bias Charge
Lossing Reveals Committee Has No
Legal Access to Affiliate Statements
The judicial body of the Interfraternity Council last night voted
to hear the case of Trigon social fraternity Dec. 7. But in a discussion
preceding the vote, the body admitted that a constitutional tech-
nicality may restrict the information it can summon at that hearing.
The IFC executive committee, which doubles as the executive and
judicial branches of the fraternity system, set up the December hear-
ing to help resolve whether Trigon has legitimately been indicted on
grounds it discriminates in its membership selection.
That indictment was made in'early October by IFC's membership
committee, a three-man investigating body which charged Trigon

Hits Talk of
Merger Rift
Michigan Union President Kent
Cartwright, '65, last night said the
student officers of the Union and
Women's League have reached a
compromise on the activities mer-
ger of the two organizations.
He branded as false a report
in The Daily yesterday which
stated he and League President
Nancy Freitag, '65, were bicker-
ing about the compromise. Miss
Freitag was not available for
comment, but she too reportedly
has challenged the accuracy of
statements which were attributed
to her in the Tuesday paper.
The compromise proposal, ham-
mered out Sunday in a meeti-ng
of the Union and League student
officers, sets up a joint student
activities organization which is
equally responsible to the govern-
ing boards of both organizations,
Cartwright said.
The merged activities organi-
zation will be headed by a co-edu-
cational group of four students
which will sit on both governing
The new proposal differs- from
an o r i g i n a 1 recommendation
drawn up by the Union and
League student officers which
placed student activities solely un-
der the jurisdiction of the Union's
Board of Directors.
Not Acceptable
This was not acceptable to the
League's Board of Governors, who
amended the original recommend-
ation last Thursday and necessi-
tated a compromise, Cartwright
Now, while the merged activities
unit will be responsible to both
boards, the co-educational student
executives will tend to participate
more actively on the Union board,
he said.
For example, while the student
head of the merged activities or-
ganization will also chair the Un-
ion's Board of Directors, the stu-
dent position as vice-chairman of
the League board will be aban-
doned to a non-student member,
Cartwright explained.

with violation of the IFC bylaw
on fraternity membership selec-
tion. The law prohibits discrimin-
ation on the basis of race, color,
creed, religion, national origin or
The indictment - on religious
grounds - was entered by t h e
membership body following an ex-
amination of Trigon's constitution
and membership selection provi-
However, IFC President Law-
rence Lossing, '65, revealed last
night that the executive commit-
tee, which is empowered to take
disciplinary action, is not given
access rights to the membership
"This body is placed in a par-
adoxical situation," Lossing told
the executive committee. On the
one hand it has the authority to
judge the Trigon case. On the
other hand, it is without legal
means to demand the documents
for which the fraternity is on trial,
he added.
The fraternity will be asked to
volunteer the documents.
The apparent contradiction in
the committee's function and au-
thority was explained as an "over-
sight" by Lossing. He blamed Stu-
dent Government Council for an
inadequate grant of authority last
At that time, the Council, which
has authority over IFC and all
student organizations, completed
its membership regulations. In
them, it pledged its own investi-
gatory membership committee to
work "in conjunction with" the
IFC Tnembership body. This in-
cluded a grant of full access to
membership selection statements.
The SGC regulations do not,
however, provide for the IFC ex-
ecutive committee to view these
documents and there are stiff
penalties prescribed for any au-
thorized examiner who divulges
the contents.
Two members of the IFC execu-
tive committee, Frederick Lam-
bert, '65, and Treasurer Alan
Schwartz, '65, contended that SGC
had "by intent if not by the letter
of the law" delegated authority to
review the documents to the ex-
ecutive committee.
Lossing disagreed and said he
may enter a request to SGC for
a change of the membership regu-

-Daily-Kenneth Winter
THESE ARE THE AREAS the residential college's planners have to work with. If current plans are
approved, the college presently being planned will be in area 1; a second residential college will fill
area 2, and area 3, much of which is low and wooded, will be recreational space. If the planners de-
cide the first college needs more space, its campus may be extended into area 1 or 3. Central Campus
and the Medical Center are to the lower left of the area shown; North Campus is to the upper right.
The line above area 3 is a railroad track.
Discuss Residence Unit Ste

Just how much space does it
take to house and educate 1200
Last night the Residential Col-
lege Planning Committee, the site
planner, the architect, and mem-
bers of the University plant de-
partment met to discuss this ques-
The planning committee in-
cludes the dozen faculty members
who will compose the nucleus of
the teaching staff in the resi-
dential college. They have been
meeting every two weeks all fall.
Site Plans,
Two weeks ago the committee
saw the site plans of the college
for the first time, and discovered
it would have only half the space
many of them had assumed it
would occupy. A second residential
college, it was explained, would be
located on the other half of the
At the time, they heard that a
final decision had been made to
allot only 10.8 acres to the college,
which they felt might not be ade-
quate space.
However, Vice - President for
Academic Affairs Roger W. Heyns
and Vice-President for Business
and Finpnce Wilbur K. Pierpont
told the committee last week that
more land is available for the col-
lege, if needed.
Since then the planners have
come up with several other alter-
-The size of the college could
be reduced from a probable 1200
students to 900.
-The residential college could
take more or all of the space cur-
rently planned to hold two col-

-Some or all of the residence
college buildings could be built in,
an area which is now planned for
recreational space. The problem
with this plan is that the area is
both low and wooded, and the
committee is hesitant about re-

moving the trees. Since that area
is relatively isolated, vehicular
access would also be a problem.
. The planners will meet next
week to decide whether to ask for
more space or reduced size for the
residential college or to approve
the plans as they are.

City Bars
New Arb'
Road Idea
The Ann Arbor City Planning
Commission last night rejected the
idea of putting a north-south
thoroughfare through the Arbor-
etum area.
The commission took the action
by deleting the portion recom-
mending such action from the
Harland Bartholomew and Asso-
ciates traffic planning report pre-
sented to the commision.
John G. McKevitt, assistant to
the vice-president for business and
finance, presented reasons for the
University's opposition to the plan
in the public hearing preceling
the commission's decision.
No Part
He said that the Bartholomew
recommendation for the Arbore-
tum thoroughfare was an "ele-
ment of thoroughfare development
which has not been a part of
either the City Thoroughfare Plan
nor the Central Campus Plan."
He added that such a plan is
completely inconsistent with the
assigned University uses for the
Arboretum and that the University
plans make no provision. for any
change from these present uses. As
evidence of this, he noted that
the University has recently added
fencing and limited vehicle traffic
in the area.
McKevitt recommended that
other possibilities for resolving
the north-south traffic demand in
this area should be considered by
the city and the University, joint-
He added that "many of the
street closings on the proposed
Central Campus Plan require
careful coordination with recom-
mended improvements to major
thoroughfares adjacent to the
campus, and all development ac-
tivities on the campus should be
designed to permit the obtainment
of major thoroughfare rights-of-
way with adequate capacity po-
tential for long-range needs.
An Ann Arbor citizenwhospoke
at the public hearing concurred
with this view and added that
much of the "urban decay" around
the central campus is a result of
the road network and :he amount
of traffic it carries.
McKevitt said that )utside the
one area of contention, "the con-
sultants' report of Bartholomew
and Associates provides an exert
evaluation of the traffic and park-
ing phases of the Central Campus
Plan and the University finds its
solutions sound and reasonable.
Some of the report proposals
have already been recognized and
the city and the University are
cooperating in making the im-
provements suggested."
The city acted on an earlier
study recommendation in vacating
E. Washington between Fletcher
and Forest. This will enable the
University to build a parking
structure to serve the new Dental
School complex and adjust service
routes to the area in keeping with
the campus development plan.
The University previously in-
dicated its willingness to provide
land at the Huron-Forest and the
Washtenaw-Geddes-Forest inter-
sections for street improvements.

Buddhist Priest Rejects
Saigon Government Policy
SAIGON (A)-South Viet Nim's most influential Buddhist leader'
disassociated himself from Premier Tran Van Huong's troubled gov-
ernment yesterday but indicated he will not actively oppose it.
The statement by the Rev. Thich Tam Chau came on the eve of
Ambassador Maxwell Taylor's departure for Washington for a review
of U.S. policy in Viet Nam.
Taylor is believed to favor boibings of selected targets in neigh-
boring Laos and Communist North Viet Nam, a question likely to come
-$up in the discussions. But he also
is known to have one major reser-
Panma Ruler vation before recommending such
a move - that there must be a
Gains Support stable government in Saigon.
Tam Chau's carefully worded
Pdeclaration, issued to the press
PANAMA (IP) -- Panama's Na- after a day-long meeting of the
tional Assembly gave a decisive Buddhist hierarchy, said he was
vote of confidence yesterday to "not at all involved" in the for-
President Marco A. Robles for mation of Huong's cabinet. It
his policy in talks with the Uint- made no mention of civil dis-
ed States on the Panama Canal orders that have made Saigon un-
Treaty, easy for the past three days.

ministration building. The sit-in
lasted for three hours, and follow-
ed a two hour rally.
The demonstrations had started
Sept. 3 when the administration
ruled that student use of univer-
sity property for such activities
was illegal. As a result, eight stu-
dents were suspended. Prior to the
change of rulings, a student was
not allowed to campaign for out-
side political candidates or groups.
The administration also stated
at that time on-campus plan-
ning for "illegal" off-campus ac-
tivities was not allowed.
However, a change was not
made in policies retarding a prior
statement that students convicted
of off-campus "illegal activities"
would also be disciplined by the
Rule Change
The change of rules followed
moves by other campus interests
in regard to the student demands.
The Academic Senate, consisting
of faculty members defeated a
motion to commend or agree with
University President Clark Kerr,
on his actions. Levine said that the
Senate - seemed "insulted" that
the administration had ignored
the faculty recommendations.
The Senate wanted discipline
of the students removed from the
hands of the administration, and
Last Issue
With this issue The Daily
ceases publication for the
Thanksgiving recess. Publica-
tion will resume Tuesday, Dec.
given to the faculty.
A statement by Berkeley Chan-
cellor Edward Strong yesterday
finally implemented some of the
faculty proposals, and opened the
way for the legalization of on-
campus political activities. . ;
Free Speech
The Free Speech Movement, a
grouping of the campus' student
organizations, is now expected to
attempt to concentrate its efforts
on having Kerr define what legal
activities are. They also want to
try and remove the disciplinary
power now held by the adminis-
tration, and give it to the students.
Nothing comparable to Joint
Judiciary Council exists on the
Berkeley campus. At present the
only student government unit is
the student Senate, defined in its
charter as "an arm of the admin-

Berkeley Acts On
Student Protests
Campus Political Activities Allowed;
Self-Regulation Remains as Issue
Action taken yesterday by the administration of the University
of California at Berkeley granted to dissident students virtually all
of the rights they have been seeking for the past three months.
University rules have been changed to allow the students to
solicit funds for organizations and recruit members on the Berkeley
campus, according to Eric Levine, chairman of the Berkeley chapter
of Students For a Democratic Society. They are now also allowed
to meet on campus to discuss off campus activities.
Yesterday's happenings followed a demonstration in which
approximately 300 students staged a sit-in on the second floor of
Sproul Hall, the' university's ad-K

View School
The state may have to cut down
drastically on its capital expen-
ditures to provide more .money
to meet "the urgent problems fac-
ing the state's educational insti-
tutions," Rep. Neil Staebler (D-
Mich), defeated candidate for gov-
ernor, said yesterday.
Noting. that capital improve-
ments cost the state $50 million
yearly, Staebler, who will head a
Democratic study of state educa-
tional needs, remarked that this
money might be put to better use
if it were appropriated for educa-
tional purposes. The congressman-
at-large regards these, as the num-
ber one responsibility for the new
Democrat-dominated Legislature.
The possibility of financing.
state construction and other cap-
ital improvements through long-
range bond issues rather tnan
through y e a r I y appropriations
should be investigated, according
to Staebler
If the annual capital improve-
ment expenditures were lowered
there would be more money avail-
able for operating expenses which
include educational appropria-
tions, Staebler said.
Various methods for attaining
higher appropriations for educa-
tion will be investigated by the
Democratic Policy Committee, ac-
cording to Staebler, its recently
appointed chairman.
This committee which has tra-
ditionally "served as a sounding.
board for the Democratic state
chairman," according to Demo-
cratic Central Committee Re-
search Director Richard Miller,
will now take an active role in
state politics because of the Dem-
ocratic control of the Legislature
and Staehler's personal leadership.
The report of the Democratic
Policy Committee's findings and
recommendations in the educa-
tional field will be made public
on Dec. 12, three days before Re- .
publican Gov. George Romney's
"blue-ribbon" -committee reports
on its study of state higher edu-
Staebler contended that his
committee's report which will bas-
ically deal with the financing of
education will complement the
work of such groups as the "blue-
ribbon" committee which dealt
with the needs of educational in-
stitutions. Staebler also com-
mended the "blue-ribbon" com-
mittee for doing "a beautiful job."
The influence of Staebler's com-
mittee's report on the Democratic
party in Michigan will be deter-
mined by the State Democratic
Democratic State Committee
Chairman Zolton Ferency remark-
ed yesterday, however, that the
Democratic Policy Committee's re-
port would probably figure prom-
inently in any official line taken
by the party.
Ferency noted that the issue of
the financing of state education is
quite valid and pressing. He said
that among the main financing
issues which will be studied by
Staebler's committee are the pos-
sibilities of dipping into the state
surplus or seeking new sources of
Donald M D. Thurber, former
University Regent and newly-
elected member of the State Board
of Education, said that the. all-
Democratic State Board of Edu-
cation probably would be very in-
terested in Staebler's recommen-

Illinois Students Fight New IM Building
Proposal Financed by Student Fee Hike

The 24-12 vote with 3 absten-
tions was another jolting setback
for rebellious students and left-
wing extremists who accused Ro-
bles of taking a soft line on the
The vote came on a resolution
stating there should be no, change
in the original treaty policy spell-
ed out by President Roberto Chi-
an's government after last Jan-
uray's Canal Zone border rioting.
The resolution also said the
government had reaffirmed its
"firm determination to seek a
new canal treaty reflecting Pana-
ma's just demands," adding that
the "struggle for abrogation of the
1903 treaty and its amendments
will continue."
The resolution was drafted after
heated debate on policy between
Foreign Minister Fernando Eleta
and Jorge Illueca, a fiery na-
tionalist who headed Panama's
team in Washington, until his
resignation last week on the
grounds that Eleta had watered
down Panama's position.

The Buddhists have kept
the background in the cur
wave of protests and Tam Cha
statement was the first si
Huong took over from a milit
The Buddhists previously.
denounced the government
allegedly dealing too harshly w
anti - government demonstrate
Paratroops using bayonetsa
tear gas dispersed about 5,000 p
sons Sunday.
In the field, the CommunistN
Cong ambushed a governm
convoy on the road from Saigor
the resort of Cap St. Jacq
until now considered safe.
Students from three second
schools staged more riots Tues
but were kept behind the gate
their schools.
The students and Buddh
have criticized the composition
Huong's three-week-old cabi
some of whom were members
the Ngo Dinh Diem regime,
stroyed in a coup a year ago.


Three hundred University of
Illinois students at a noon pro-
test rally last Friday asked the
Board of Trustees to delay final
consideration on the proposed
intramural building until stu-
dents can express their opinions
on the new building.
The protest centers around the
use of student fees to pay for 75
per cent of the building and the
Board of Trustees alleged neglect
in consulting student opinion on
the issue.
The proposal that the trustees
are to vote on this month calls
for the construction of a building
to house intramural activities and
to contain co-recreational facili-
ties which will be paid for by
student fee payments. The propos-
al also calls for an $11 per se-
mester increase in student fees
which would go into effect when
the building opens-probably in
Five members of the Ad Hoc
Committee for Student Expres-
sion, a group formed on Nov. 17
to protest the trustees action on
the building, spoke at the rally for
wider distribution of information
of the building to students be-

Democrats and the Students for a failure to consult student opinion.
Democratic Society, are circulat- The YD petition asks for a de-
ing petitions which call on the lay of 30 days to allow students
trustees to delay any decision on a chance to study all issues in-
the building for 30 days so that volved in the building's construc-
students will be given an oppor- tion and vote on it in a student
tunity to express their opinions, referendum. The YD's are also
The petition of the ad hoc com- protesting the raise in student fees
mittee- does not ask the students since they claim it would hurt
to either support or oppose the students who are attending the
IM building but to unite in protest university because of the low tui-
against the University's alleged tion and fees.

VentTicket Sale for Pasadena
n to
[s Tours To Begin on Monday
s of
Students, faculty, staff and spouses wishing to sign up for the
ists University's Rose Bowl tours must make their reservations in 3545
n of Student Activities Building the Office of Student Affairs announced
s yesterday.
de- Reservations will be accepted from next Monday to and including
Saturday, December 5. The office will be open from 9 a.m. until
T12:30 p.m., 1-5 p.m., and 5:30-

Manning Explains South African Apartheid Policy

With a population of 16 million, the Republic of South Africa is
controlled by its three million whites, Prof. Emeritus C.A.W. Manning
of the University of London said recently.-
In an attempt to "contribute to clear thinking about South
Africa," Manning spoke to a political science class here and an NSA-
sponsored coffee hour in the Union.
Manning compared the white minority's economic control of
South Africa with the conditions that existed in the early United
States, saying that enterprise in the U.S. wasn't created by the
American Indians, just as it wasn't created by the Africans in South
Africa, and the white minorities controlled both.

Referring to these examples, he said that "Africa is purporting
to do the same thing with the Africans" in setting up independent
countries within South Africa. The separate tribal homelands could
be set up as independent governments, he maintained, but added that
it was questionable whether or not the Bantu (Africans) wanted
independence. He maintained that the desire for self-rule should come
from within "as in India and Eire."
South African Prime Minister Hendrik Vervoerd was quoted in
1951 as saying that the Transkei (an area in South Africa) would
never be fully independent, but says today that the Africans in
South Africa can be "as free as Ghana" if they want to be, Manning
said. Vervoerd would prefer that they didn't take this freedom
though, he added.

8 p.m.
Participants in the tour must
present identification and pay-
ment for the entire trip at the
time of signing up. At present,
transportation accommodations
-will be for 500 people for each of
the three trips-airplane, train
and bus.
The details on which transpor-
tation lines will be used will not
be available until Monday. The
airplane flights will vary in flight
time from three to six hours de-
pending on the kind of vehicle.
Gibbs Tours, Inc. of Chicago, the
tour travel agent, said yesterday
that the kinds of planes will in-
clude at least one prop jet,
probably three constellations, and
a DC-8. These plans, however, are

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