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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXIV, No. 23




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Move To Implement
Document on Merger
Appoiit Rusnak, Balzhiser, Devine
To Study Juncture of Union, League
The Michigan Union Board of Directors unanimously approved
tne appointment of an implementation committee for a Union-League
merger last night.
In keeping with the Robertson Report for the merger, the com-
mittee includes a student, Union President Raymond L. Rusnak, '64; a
faculty member, Prof. Richard Balzhiser of the engineering college;'
and an alumnus, Edmund DeVine.
However, neither Vice-President for Business and Finance Wilbur
K. Pierpont nor his representative will chair the committee, as the
<'Robertson Report suggested. Rus-
I ~nak explained that Pierpont refus-
ea *rw led to participate on a committee
whose work he eventually would

Faculty Committee
Scrutinizes Council
SRC Questions 'SGC Cognizance'
Of Referral Committee Function
The Student Relations Committee yesterday \considered the
relationship between Student Government Council and SGC's referral
committee in the discrimination issue and admitted students on
SGC's parallel student relations group to its meetings.
Also, "SRC raised the question as to how much /cognizance SGC
had taken of the present referral committee in SGC's recent action
to develIon an effective nlan forH

Governor To Revan
Fiscal Reform Schem
To Aid ayne Count
* To Correct


... counselor exchange

Unit Accepts

Students will participate "for
the first time" in higher education
planning as the Michigan region
of the United States National
Student Association will partici-
pate in .Gov. George Romney's
"blue ribbon" Citizens Committee
for Higher Education.
Regional chairman Howard Ab-
rams, '63, said that the "blue rib-
bon" committee's acceptance of
proposal for presenting indepe-
pendent student research on Mich-
igan higher education to them
marked "the first time students
have been involved in a project
of this kind."
Students, Abrams said, will be
making a beginning in assuming
responsibilities of full membership
in the academic community. The
USNSA group will have the same
report'submitting privileges as any
state higher education institution.
'Future Stake'
"In addition, the continual
feedback to campuses and the in-
trinsic importance of the project
will educate students to the prob-
lems of Michigan education, in
which they have both a present
and future stake," he com-
A written report will be given
to the "blue ribbon" committee
early next fall with a formal pres-
entation probably occurring during
a November weekend in 1964.
The "blue ribbon" committee
'will make an interim report to
Romney this fall and will make its
final report in the fall of 1964.
Various educational groups will
be submitting studies for the "blue'
ribbon" consideration.
The Michigan region of USNSA'
is planning a conference at the
University on Nov. 22-24 to plan
the study.
Observers Added
Non-voting observers are also
being invited to the planning con-
ference. These would include rep-
resentatives of . statewide college
youth groups such as the North
Central region of the National
Federation of Catholic College
Students, Young Democrats and
Young Republicans.
Approximately 50-60 represent-
atives of Michigan's institutions of
higher learning, selected by their
individual student governments,
are expected to attend the meet-
From this large group, a work-
ing steering committee of from
five to seven people will be elected
to carry out intensive research on
a continuing basis. -
'Solid Research'
This group will have as their
objectives "solid analytical re-
search into the problems before
them . . . and a formulation of
concrete and viable proposals,"
according to Abrams.
Individual and group research
will continue for the remainder of
the '63-'64 school year and plans
are also being considered which
will permit the steering commit-
tee to devote most of next summer
to the project.
Abrams added. "In addition to
covering areas under consideration
by the citizens committee, the pro-
fect will explore problems unique
to students and examine others
with obvious student perspective."
USNSA is making no prior ar-
rangements for outside advice be-
lieving it "best to draw upon ad-
visors and resource personnel as
the steering committee sees -fit-
both as to personnel and extent of
Two Yale Clubs

have to judge as an administrator.
League Aides
The Robertson Report also calls
for a student, faculty and alumna
implementation committee mem-
ber from the Michigan League.
However, the League board ap-
pointed no members at its Sep-
tember meeting as it was awaiting
word from the Regents.
"The Regents have not even ac-
knowledged receipt of the Robert-
son Report, which we sent them
last spring. We can only assume
they are in tacit agreement with
its stated intention to appoint an
implementation committee this
fall," Rusnak explained.
"I hope the League will consider
appointing its implementation
committee at its next meeting. One
reason is that the committee is
supposed to gather such back-
ground material as alumni reac-
tion to the report," he continued.
New Study
When the Regents received the
Robertson Report, they referred it
to Pierpont and Vice-President for
Student Affairs James A. Lewis for
study. According to Regent Irene
Murphy of Birmingham, the Re-
gents also requested a general re-
view of all student activities and
a "long-range program planning
While Rusnak emphasized that
he has been unable to obtain offi-
cial word on the status of the ad-
ministration study, Student Gov-
ernment Council President Thom-
as Brown, '67L, suggested "there
are written comments on the Rob-
ertson Report, but none on a gen-
eral review of student activities.
However, this may be done with-
in the next year."
Rusnak did note "hearsay evi-
dence" that Pierpont has asked a
lawyer to study the -legal prob-
lems involved in a merger, and
thus far has discovered no legal
Separate Functions'
Rusnak also specualted that an
administration report would rec-
ommend separating student activi-;
ties completely from business mat-
ters, giving Pierpont control over
business matters, and retaining
the separate names Union and
League to satisfy alumni.

To Exchange
Rush Aides
For the first time a rush
counselor from an associate sor-
ority will counsel next spring a
rush group not in associate rush
and a counselor from a full Pan-
hellenic house will in turn counsel
a group going through associate
rush, Panhel President Patricia
Elkins, '64, announced yesterday.
The two associate groups on
campus do not have houses. They
are composed entirely of Negro
student3. In the past associate
rush counselors were exclusively
associate Panhel members, and
regular rush counselors were from
full members of Panhel.
Another new policy is that a
single fee of $3 will entitle a Pros-
pective rushee to go through both
regular and associate rush. In the
past a separate $1.50 fee was re-
quired for associate rush.
Regular Listing
Also, the associate sororities will
be listed in regular alphabetical
order in the rush booklet. Previ-
ously, they have been specially
Commenting on the rush coun-
selor plan, Miss Elkins said, "This
policy is based on the premise that
rush counselors elected within a
chapter are pledged to represent
the Panhellenic system, which en-
compasses all 24 groups."
She pointed out that the big-
gest barrier to having associate
members counsel those going
through regular rush has always
been that students not living in
sorority houses do not have suf-
ficient experience to answer pros-
pective rushees' questions.
Find Facts
Carole Jasper, '65, volunteered
to acquaint herself with aspects of
sorority living in order to counsel
rushees going through regular
rush. "I will need to be able to
answer many of the questions
rushees have which pertain to
what it's like to actually live in a
sorority house," Miss Jasper said
last night.
Jane Reinsberg, '65, will be
counseling associate rushees.
Panhel is arranging for her to
spend several weekends at differ-
ent sorority houses in order to
better acquaint herself with sor-
ority living.
Lower Barriers
Miss Jasper said she hopes the
lowered rush price and objective
placement of associate houses in
the rush booklet will tend to break
down some of the misgivings pros-'
pective pledges have about going'
through associate rush.
"A major reason why our chap-
ter is all Negro is that non-Negro
students haven't known about
associate rush in the past," Miss
Jasper commented.
Miss Jasper claimed that the
main reason campus Negrosoror-
ities do not have houses is that
"they don't have enough members
to support ahouse."

Irv tA,,, u,4*1.du6 ,t, Pla .J
implementing the Regents' policy
against discrimination," S R C
Chairman Prof. Richard Cutler of
the psychology department said.
"The committee further express-
ed the hope that the function of
the referral committee is clarified
in further deliberations between
SRC and SGC," he said.
Advisory Role
The referral committee, as set
up by the SGC plan, is limited to
an advisory capacity. Its mem-
bership consists of eight students,
alumni, faculty and representa-
tives fro mthe University admin-
The committee convenes when-
ever the vice-president for stu-
dent affairs contemplates a veto
of an SGC action or whenever
four or more members of the com-
mittee believe that Council action
would involve jurisdictional ques-
tions, procedural irregularities or'
unreasonable action.
Other Means
It may also be convened by any
party involved in SGC action, such
as a fraternity or a sorority, or by
an appeal by SGC itself, the plan
The committee can at most, af-
ter gathering information, advise
the vice-president for student af-
fairs that the SGC action should
be sustained or that Council
should be directed to reconsider
its action.
The decision to admit the stu-
dents, Prof. Cutler said, is in
keeping with the decision of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, SRC's parent
body, to delegate admitting au-
thority to committee chairman.
SRC is the first SACUA committee
to admit students.'
Review History
Yesterday's SRC meeting also
saw Professors Charles Lehmann
of the education school and Robert
Harris of the Law School review
the history of SRC participation
in discrimination issues of fra-
ternities and sororities, Prof. Cut-
ler said. The review was to bring
SRC's four new members up to
Panel To Begin
Research Stidy
During October
The House panel which will
investigate federal research spend-
ing is in its early organizational
stages, an aide to Rep. Carl Elliott
(D-Ala), the group's chairman, re-
ported yesterday.
The actual investigation of the
$14 billion federal research pro-
gram 'will begin "sometime in
October," he predicted.
He said the committee has held
some "informal meetings" but no
exact procedure has yet been de-
termined. Presently the group is
selecting a staff and getting its
rules approved.
Committee members are Repre-
sentatives John B. Anderson (R-
Ill), Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio),
James C. Cleveland (R-NH), El-
liott, John F. Fogarty (D-RI), Phil
M. Landrum (D-Ga), Pat Minor
Martin (R-Calif), George P. Miller
(D-Calif) and Melvin P r i c e

NATO Fleet
made a bid yesterday to join the
planning for a NATO nuclear fleet
but encountered United States re-
sistance on one of London's terms.
Diplomatic sources listed this as
one of the main results of a wide-
ranging discussion between Secre-
tary of State Dean Rusk and Brit-
ish Foreign Secretary Lord Home.
On leaving Rusk's quarters,
Home told newsmen he will con-
sult the- Macmillan government
and see Rusk again over the next
few days. The two meet with Ger-
man Foreign Minister Gerhard
Schroeder today and with Soviet
Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro-
myko Saturday.
Other Points
Also during the day's three-
hour session, it was authoritative-
ly reported that:
1) Rusk told Home that the
Soviet Union has shown an inter-
est in buying corn as well as
wheat. The Russian approaches
about a possible purchase have
been made to private United States
traders but not to the United
States government.
2) Rusk and Home agreed that
any NATO-Warsaw Pact non-
aggression treaty-which they ex-
pect Gromyko to propose Satur-
day-should include a guarantee
of freedom of West Berlin.
Mull Indonesia
3) Possibilities of activity at the
United Nations to curb Indonesia's
militant hostility toward new-
born Malaysia were discussed but
no decision was reached. Home
was said to have raised this sub-
Both sides agreed that President
John F. Kennedy's plan for a
seaborne Polaris missile force to
be operated by interested NATO
members was a prime topic. Prime
Minister Harold Macmillan orig-
inally was sympathetic to the idea
when he and Kennedy met in
Nassau last December.
But since then the Macmillan
government, pressed by domestic
political problems, has shown re-
luctance to join in the program-
ming. The United States has push-
ed ahead with talks with West
Germany, Italy, Greece and Tur-
key and a new round of discus-
sions is slated to start in Paris
Oct. 7.
Diplomatic sources said Home
told Rusk that Britain would be
willing, to join the forthcoming
talks provided this does not com-
mit Britain to becoming a mem-
ber of the so-called multilateral
Rusk was said to have replied
that the United States will be re-
luctant to widen the subject of
the talks to include other schemes
because the five interested NATO
governments have already agreed
that the meeting will be about the
multilateral force.
Under the proposal as it now
stands the NATO countries would
join in building, manning and con-
trolling a surface fleet of some 25
ships, each carrying eight atomic-
tipped Polaris rockets.

-Associated Press
HEADS MEET-Out of a conference between Gov. George Rom-
ney (left) and Detroit's Mayor Jerome Cavanagh came revisions
in the governor's fiscal reform program to aid Detroit and Wayne
County. Romney declined to give details.
UNVBloc Aims To Ban
Voting by South Africa
UNITED NATIONS (IP)-The strong African bloc, is putting
finishing touches on a strategic campaign aimed at depriving South
Africa of its vote at the current session of the General Assembly.
This was reported yesterday by sources close to the leadership
of the .32-nation group, the largest single bloc at the United Nations.
Portugal is also the target of the group, but final strategy
against that nation has not yet been decided. The group is made

up mainly of newly independent"
African nations who are bitter foes
of South Africa's racial segrega-
tion laws and Portugal's policies
in her African territories.
Call for Expulsion
Senegalese Foreign Minister
Doudou Thiam surprised the as-
sembly Wednesday by declaring
that the African nations would
present a resolution calling for
expulsion of Portugal. But the
sources close to the African lead-
ership said a final decision is still
to be reached.
In policy debate yesterday For-
eign Minister J. Rudolph Grimes
of Liberia, a member of the group,
said it was up to the Security
Council to remove a threat to
peace he said was caused by Por-
tugal in Africa.
As for South Africa, the sources
said, the Africans plan to chal-
lenge the credentials of that
country's delegation when the as-
sembly's credentials committee
makes its report.
End of Session
Normally the report is submitted
toward the end of the session, but
the Africans are bringing pressure
for an early report.
The sources said the Africans
plan to demand that the assembly
declare invalid the credentials of
the South African delegation. .
If approved that would mean
deprivation of voting rights for
South Africa for the duration of
the session.
The sources said the Africans
will base the action on these alle-
South Africa is- governed by a
minority government representing
only whites; the government is
kept in power by a policy of force
directed against the predominant-
ly black and colored population;
the government follows a policy of
violating human rights contrary
to provisions of the UN charter.

GSC Views
Graduate Student Council last
night considered the need to
achieve greater student participa-
tion in graduate departmental
policy making.
Lawrence Phillips, Grad, unoffi-
cial chairman of the student role
committee in policy formulation,
noted his hope that "0SC can
make inroads into the numerous
monolithic graduate departments
where students are only empow-
ered to run the Coke machine."
'Minimal Participation'
He explained that his research
had revealed "only a minimal
amount of participation by gradu-
ate students in the programs of
their department."
Phillips complained that this
lack of participation existed "just
because this is the way it's always
He noted that faculty members
have been receptive to student
ideas "when they are confronted
with student policy suggestions."
Consider Suggestions
Many faculty members have
never previously considered these
student suggestions, Phillips ex-
Other representatives also gave
informal reports of the student-
faculty relationships within their
organizations. These indicated
that student-faculty ties currently
are found mainly in coffee hours
and academic presentations.
But as for policy making, "the
students just don't know what's
going on," Andrew Hawley, Grad,
representative from the English
department said.
GSC's consideration follows a
general trend of student interest
in University academic policymak-
In a response to a desire for
more student participation in Uni-
versity decisions, Student Govern-
ment Council last spring establish-
ed committees parallel with those
of the Senate Advisory Commit-
tee on University Affairs.
These two student units will sit
with the SACUA bodies as ob-
servers if the SACUA groups
Set Anti-GOP

in Program
Declines To Detail
Specific Revisions
In Taxing Proposals
By The Associated Press
LANSING-Gov. George Rom=
ney yesterday said he will modif:
parts of his fiscal reform progran
after he admitted to weaknesse
affecting Wayne County revenues
Romney's announcement cam
a day after he met with Detrol
Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and De
troit City Controller AlfredN
Pelham, but the governor insiste
he knew of the deficiencies befor
the meeting.
The major goal in modifying th
tax program, Romney said, is ti
insure an increase of $8 to $1
million in general fund revenue to
Wayne County, preferably througi
local-option levies.
Cavanagh and Pelham corn
plained that Romney's proose
$5-a-vehicle would not help Wayn
because the county does not ur
rently use general revenues fo:
road purposes.
No Funds
Pelham estimated that th
county could use no more tha
$500,000 which would go to th
sheriff's road patrol.
Romney admitted that Cavanagi
had won a point but said it wa
too early to tell what amendment
he, might propose to aid Wayn
Pe also informed the
ernor hat his proposed lo6al
option real estate' transferfe
for county revenue would onl
raise $3.5 to $4 million a yea
Romney said his figures showe
the revenue would be $6 to $'
million, but explained he is no
having these figures rechecked.
Announce Opposition
Meanwhile, Michigan beer mak
ers and dozens of Detroit's elderl
citizens announced opposition t
parts of the Romney plan.
The senior citizens made thei
protest before the House Taxatoi
Committee presently holding hear
ings in Detroit.
Witnesses, representing severa
senior citizen organizations, back
ed a flat homestead tax exemptio
instead of Romney's proposal t
defer up to $200 a year in pro
perty taxes on homes owned b:
citizens older than 65 years.
Tax Limits
These homes must be valued.fo;
tax purposes at less than $5004
and the taxpayer's income coul
not exceed $2000 a year.
A senior citizen organizatio
leader told the committee tha
his constituents did not want t
pass the "unencumbered equity
on to their children.
CORE Pickets
In/ Syracuse
Orderly picketing continued this
week at a Syracuse urban renewa
project following a warning b2
Syracuse University that student
arrested for civil disobedienc
would be put on "disciplinary pro
bation as an immediate and initia
university action."
The announcement came Satur
day from Syracuse Vice-Presiden,
Eric H. Faisle after 51 student
and 9 faculty members had bee
arrested for- "unlawful intrusion'
as they crossed the work line a
the project in the first 6 dayi
of Congress on Racial Equality
sponsored picketing.
These students who are to ap
pear in court this morning are
not subject to the university's nev
ruling. However, each individua
case will be reviewed by either th

dean of men or the dean of wo
Faige's statement said. that
'4'rnn .naA dicne cn.. naopfii

... implement report


Bergmann Interprets Kafka's 7'arable on Bugs'


"When a self identifies itself
not with a mind but with a body,
then it can become such that it
transforms itself into a bug;" Prof.
Frithjof Bergmann of the philos-
ophy department said in para-
phrasing the primary message of
Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis."
Prof. Bergmann spoke last night
in the second session of the Stu-
dent Government Council Read-

committed to such an obnoxious
profession that even after mo-
mentous occurrences such as
transformation into a bug it would
remain a mere tool of the pro-
fession-Prof. Bergmann laid the
basis for a variety of message in
the story.
After stating the primary mes
sage, he proposed that "the self,
allowing everyday life to occupy
it completely, can find its approp-

Prof. Bergmann began his lec-
ture seeking to clarify the concept
of the parable, in which form the
story presents itself. The parable
as literary form is far from a mere
mold; rather, it is akin to a cat-
alyst, "a potent fluid poured into
a vat (the story's content) and
transforming all that is there."
The parable works as a meta-
phor does, deriving force from
taking on "the density of a thing."

and parable. To give force to the
metaphor that "teaching is like
falling into a pit full of leeches,"
he wove a parable around a mu-
seum guard (teacher) who had to
apologize for the stupidities of
visitors (students) to a statue (his
subject matter) of Apollo with
which he was especially intimate.
When the guard brought his
statue into a small museum which


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