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Election, Referendu



Elections .
A campus-wide election today
will select eight students to sit
as members of Student Govern-
ment Council and will refer to the
electorate a new method for se-
lecting the SGC president and'
Voters will go to the polls at
any of 14 campus locations and
will be allowed to cast ballots be-
tween 7:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Polls will be located at the
South, East and West quads; Mary
Markley Hall; Business Adminis-
tration Bldg.; Law Quad; Engi-
neering Arch; Undergraduate Li-
brary Terrace; Diag; Fishbowl;
Michigan Union stairs; Frieze

Bldg.; Women's Athletic Bldg.;
and East Medical Bldg.
Present Cards
To participate in the elections,
students must present their stu-
dent identification cards to be
punched by poll workers.
Elections will be determined by
the Hare System of voting. Voters
must preference, by number, eight
of the 12 candidates seeking elec-
tion. Of the eight who are elected
to Council seats, the first six
elected will be given full term.
positions; the remaining two, half-
term seats.
Seeking election are Douglas
Baird, '66, Douglas Brook, '65,
Scott Crooks, '65, Gary Cunning-
ham, '66, Jeffrey Davis, '65, in-
cumbent Russell Epker, '64BAd,
Barry Kramer, '65E, Elaine Res-
mer, '64, incumbent SGC Treas-

urer Fred Rhines, '64, Howard
Schecter, '66, Robert Shenkin,
'65BAd, and incumbent SGC
Administrative Vice - President
Thomas Smithson, '65.
Rhines and Miss Resmer are
running as write-in candidates.
Also presented to the voters
will be a referendum to approve or
reject a new method for selecting
the Council's executive officers.
These officers, the president and
executive vice-president, are cur-
rently elected by the Council it-
self. The referendum will ask that
voters approve a change in the
Council constitution so that these
officers may be elected on a
campus-wide basis.
The referendum will be valid
only if 3000 voters, or 75 per cent
of those voting in the election,

whichever is greater, participate
in it.
A two-thirds majority decides
the referendum.
Should the referendum pass, it
would be binding on Council and
would take effect in the spring.
Several campus student groups
have announced their endorse-
ments of certain candidates seek-
ings seats on Council. Voice Po-
litical Party has endorsed Smith-
son and Schecter. Interfraternity
Council announced its stpport for
Brook, Crooks, Epker and Smith-
Young Republicans
The Young Republicans under-
scored the candidacy of Brook,
Epker, Crooks, Cunningham and
Baird. The Young Democrats fav-
ored Smithson and Schecter. In
addition, Smithson, Brook and

Epker were endorsed by the In-
terQuadrangle Council.
Candidates elected to Council
will officially take their seats at
a special meeting at 4 p.m. Friday
in Council chambers
SGC President Thomas Brown,
'66L, noted that recent action by
the SGC committee on referral
to "stay" SGC's motion "Mem-
bership Selection in Student Or-
ganizations" would have no effect
on the regular seating of newly-
elected Council members.
Some Effect
However, he did specify that
the committee's action would have
some effect on the presiding offi-
cers at the Council table.
Presiding off'icers are regularly
elected and take office at the first
regularly scheduled Council meet-


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In an issueless campaign, the 10
declared candidates and two write-
ins mainly devoted their speeches
and platform statements to de-
fining Council's authority within
the University structure.
Inherent in these definitions
was each candidate's view of how
SGC relates to the faculty, ad-
ministration and Office of Stu-
dent Affairs. How these relation-
ships could best be used to deter-
mine Council's goals is a prime
The following are brief summa-
tions of the candidates' views:
Douglas Baird, '66, defines
Council as a "very powerful and
effective legislative organization"

which ought to work for modified
change within existing student or-
Student-f a c u 1 t y government
should be viewed as "in its in-
fancy," with the rise to maturity
to be made through the responsi-
ble selection of student represen-,
tatives, he notes.
Douglas Brook, '65, feels that
Council "as a representative body,
must concern itself with issues and
programs that are genuinely in the
student interest."
Council should try to strike a
balance where the laws of Michi-
gan and the rules of this Univer-
sity are respected, while at the
same time respect for the import-
ance of student activities is main-
tained, he says.
Scott Crooks, '65, makes a clear
delineation between what belongs

in Council's hands and those ar
"which rightly belong in otl
hands for action."
Areas which he feels belong
Council's hands include closing
gap between faculty, administ
tion and students and eliminat
discrimination on the campus.
Gary Cunningham, '66, obje
to factional bickering in Cour
which he calls "the perennial
of war."
He wants Council to "quit bi
ering and begin acting" in si
projects as student-faculty g
ernment. By prodding the S
subcommittee members meet
with the faculty, he hopes tl
Council can aid in the betterm
of faculty-student ties.
Jeffrey Davis, '65, finds gr
fault with the "creation of a t

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with a cooling trend this evening

Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXIV, No. 33





IFC Rules
On Zeta Psi,
Acquits ATO
Interfraternity Council's execu-
tive committee used its newly ac-
quired judicial power for the first
time last night, to deal with two
alleged fraternity group violations
of University conduct regulations.
Verdicts: one conviction, one
Zeta Psi was found guilty of
having alcoholic beverages on its
premises. The complaint was made
by Harold Swoverland, investigator
for the Office of Student Affairs.
Zeta Psi President Frank Strother,
64 admitted the charges.
The house was fined $150. $75
of the fine was suspended. One
semester ofdsocial probation was
also suspended.
However, a suspended $65 fine
which was levied by Joint Judi-
ciary Council against Zeta Psi
last spring was automatically in-
voked. Thus the fine will cost the
house a total of $140. The spring
fine was for an unregistered party
with alcoholic beverages.
Alpha Tau Omega was found
innocent of having an unregister-
ed party in its house. This com-
plaint was also. brought by Swo-
verland. House President Eugene
Hanlon, '64, said that there were
only two couples in the house,
both of whom were studying.
So Social Function
"We could not call thisva social
function," IFC Executive Vice-
President Richard Mandel, '64,
chairman of the judicial body,
IFC received authority to )ry
complaints of fraternity conduct
violations from JJC three weeks
ago. JJC had formerly tried the
cases itself.
The IFC executive committee-
composed of the five IFC senior
officers, one house president rep-
resenting each of the five frater-
nity .districts, three alumni and a
representative of the OSA-serves
as the judicial body.
Swoverland is responsible for
investigating and making com-
plaints to the OSA.

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Predict Consumer Demand

Consumer demand will con-
tinue to show strength for at
least the next half year, accord-
ing to the Survey Research
Center's latest quarterly re-
port on consumer attitudes and
inclinations to buy.
Consumer's sentiment was
"cautiously optimistic" in Aug-
ust, but still below the peak
level in November 1962 follow-
ing the settlement of the Cuban
crisis, the SRC economists re-
The report is based on a sur-
vey of a nationwide cross-
section of 1,350 adults and is
the latest in a series conducted
regularly since 1951. Designed
to measure consumer attitudes,
motivations and behavior, they
are directed by Professors
George Katona and Eva L.
Mueller of the SRC Economic
Behavior Program.
Change for Better
A pronounced change for the
better since May has occurred
in people's attitudes toward
business conditions. The im-
provement in busines expecta-
tions is due in part to the re-
laxation of international ten-
sions, in part to the absence of
unfavorable news, the , report
Agreement on the test ban
treaty apparently signified to
many people the easing of
world tensions. "If people are

not tense they will spend more,"
was found to be a common
consumer attitude.
The growth in optimism
about business conditions be-
tween May and August, 1963,
was also a result of "a decline
in the proportion of people who
had heard unfavorable econom-
ic news."
Good Time Now
The judgement that it is "a
good time to buy" with refer-
ence to cars, houses and house-
hold goods, the economists note.
"For cars a major improve-
ment occurred already in early
1962, for houses a sharp up-
turn in favorable evaluations of
market conditions was regis-
tered in early 1963, while for
household goods the upturn oc-
curred recently-between May
and August."
This trend represents "a
growing feeling that prices are
low or reasonable and that
good buys are available."
Attitudes toward personal fi-
nances reflect "a high- degree
of satisfaction and confidence,"
the report states.
The survey found that about
two-thirds of the American
people believe, as they did in
1962 and earlier in 1963, that
the proposed taxcut is "a good
idea." There has been some
decline in the past 12 months
in the judgement that the pro-
posal is "bad."

"In particular, concern that
a tax cut would lead to a cur-
tailment of defense spending
and other vital government
programs seems to have di-
When questioned about what
they woud do with their tax
savings, three out of four people
said "they would spend the
money," the report notes. This
bears out the fact that increas-
ed spending by consumers is
strongly associated in people's
minds with improved economic
The survey found that "only
slightly over one-fourth of re-
spondents said they expected
that Congress will pass the tax
cut. The remaining people be-
lieved that the bill will not be
enacted or they were unfamiliar
with the President's tax pro-
gram and its progress in Con-
The effect of a tax cut, if
enacted, would be to strengthen
confidence, the report notes.
"In 1962 and in 1963 the con-
sumer sector played a leading
role in bringing about the up-
surge in business activity. Now,
more vigorous aid from the
business and government sec-
tors seems to be needed to sus-
tain a high rate of economic
expansion," the economists con-

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Ahmned Sees
In A lgeria
Akli Ahmed, 18-year-old Alger-
ian student, confesses he doesn't
know what his fate will be now
that his father is in open rebel-
lion against the government.
His father, Col. Mohand ou el
Hadj, joined Berber leader Hocine
Ait-Ahmed in opposing Algerian
President Ben Bella and took the
whole-7th division of the National
Army with him.
Col. Mohand is not against the.
idea of one party rule, Akli Ahmed
points out, for he helped negotiate
the compromise that established
one party rule.
Limits Democracy
His complaint is that Ben Bella
has limited democratic forms in
the party, and has squeezed out
many Berbers who contributed to
the war of liberation.j
Akli Ahmed arrived in Ann Ar-
bor in July and will spend a
iemester in the English Language
He plans to transfer to North
Carolina and study education. HeI
hopes to teach English when he
returns to Algeria.
The Algerian situation is more
complicated than the press is
making it, Akli Ahmed complain-
ed, and it is not dividing along
racial lines even though the in-
surgents are mostly Berber.
Americans may be settling for
a racial explanation because they
find it easier to understand, he
Nevertheless, Col. Mohand is ex-
pressing a long, frustrating Ber-
ber desire to share the job of gov-
erning their own country.
Much Invasion
During the 3000 years of Berber
history, no less than ten foreign'
peoples have invaded, conquered
an dsettled North Africa: Phoene-
cians, Greeks, Jews, Romans, Van-
dals, Byantines, Arabs, Spaniards,
Turks and the French.
In each of these invasions, the
Berberscmade common cause with
the invaders, then bitterly fought
the regimes they set up.
In the past few weeks, Berbers
in the Kabylia mountains just
southeast of Algiers, have brought
their country to the edge of civil
war to protest Ben Bella's year-
old regime.

Claim Kennedy Read

To Sell Excess




Rowe Views Loss
OfNew Students
Despite the increased number of students enrolled at the Uni-
versity this year the pharmacy college has suffered a 20 per cent
drop in the number of its students.
This decrease, which reduced the number of students enrolled
from 144 last year to 177 this year, is due to the college's changeover
to a five year undergraduate program, according to Dean Thomas
D. Rowe of the college of phar-
The five year program is man-
datory for all students who wish-
to obtain a pharmacist's license.
Many other universities who have
a similar program also have suf-
fered a decrease in the number
of students enrolled.
To meet this problem, the phar-
macy college has inaugurated a
program to interest more quali-
fied students in the study of phar-
macy, Dean Rowe said. Talks will
be held during the year with high
school science teachers and coun-
selors, so that they can give their
students a clearer idea of the
pharmacy profession.-
Meetings also will be held at:
residence halls to interest literary
college students in transferring
into the pharmacy college. DEAN THOMAS D. ROWE
The undergraduate program was ... enrollment drop
increased by an additional year to
lighten the yearly class load on
pharmacy students, who had to HouseUnit Cuts
take 17-18 credit hours of work
per semester in the past. Sinc Education Bill
this work usually included two lab j
courses, the typical pharmacy stu-
dent was spending up to 30 hours For Science
per week in classes, Dean Rowe
The extra year also allows the WASHINGTON -An adminis-
students to take more non-science tration attempt to provide federal
electives and to take prerequisite aid to scientific education receiv-
courses in their proper order. ed a heavy setback yesterday from'

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Vinall Outlines Income Tax Demands



There are two prerequisites for
Democratic acceptance of a state-
wide income tax: acceptance of
certain sales tax exemptions, and
an official ruling on the consti-
tutionality of the tax plan, James
Vinall, public relations director of
the state Democratic Party, said
Vinall explained that the Demo-
crats would consider voting for


Staff Sells Garg,
Exports Publication

Gov. George Romney's income tax
proposal only if it were coupled
with legislative acceptance of the
part of the governor's plan call-
ing for exempting groceries and
prescription drugs from the four
per cent sales tax.
Vina l also noted the claim by
Rev. Joseph Gillis (D-Detroit)
that the governor's income tax
proposal was unconstitutional.
Gillis said that if the bill were
passed as it now stands, it would
be subject to future changes at
the whim of Congress.
Calls for Ruling
Calling for a ruling on the issue
from Attorney General Frank
Kelley, Gillis said that the prob-
lem concerns the fact that Rom-
ney's proposal makes references
to the federal income tax for the
purpose of setting allowable ex-
Gillis commented that the idea
violated the 1908 state constitu-
tion, under which Michigan will
be functioning until next year,
because that document prohibits
one tax law referring to another.
Romney's plan calls for a tax
of 2 per cent on individuals, 3.5
per cent on corporations, and 5.5
per cent on banks, with all levies
based on formulas and exemptions
provided for in the federal income
Gillis decried the governor's
references to the federal tax as
"that statute which will exist
on the last day of the taxpayer's
year." This would mean in effect
that any change Congress made
in the federal tax would auto-
matically apply to the state tax
as well, Gillis claimed.
"That takes it right out of the
Legislature's hands. This is an-
other example of the sloppy
draftmanship in Romney's pro-

He added that changing the bill
to establish all references to the
federal tax as it exists on a cer-
tain date, instead of its current
wording, would correct the situa-
Vinall noted that even if such
a change is made, many Demo-
crats will still object to the bill,
saying that many people who do
not pay a federal income tax will
pay a tax to the state.
He explained that in addition to
exemptions, the federal tax allows
the taxpayer to choose between a
flat ten per cent deduction or an
itemized list of allowable deduc-

In Purchase
Mansfield Suggests
Administration Awaits
Committees' Initiative
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON--High adminis-
tration sources said yesterday thbe
United States is on the verge of
selling more than $300 million
worth of wheat to Russia and East
European Communist countries.
President John F. Kennedy is
expected to announce a grain sale
arrangement shortly, perhaps at
his news conference today, the
sources said.
The Soviets were reported to
have shown interest in buying
some $250 million worth of the
grain, with Hungary, Czechoslo-
vakia and Bulgaria bidding for
another $60 million.
No Firm Offer
However Senate Majoritly Lead-
er Mike Mansfield (D-Mont) said
"to the best of my knowledge, no
firm offer" has been made by any
of the Communist countries to
purchase United States wheat or
other grains.
He suggested to newsmen that
Kennedy would likesome "initia-
tive" from appropriate congres-
sional committees and farm or-
ganizations before making up his
The Kennedy administration is
reported to have been taking do-
mestic political soundings on
whether public sentiment would
favor sales to the Iron Curtain
Variety of Views
Charles B. Schuman, president
of the American Farm Bureau
Federation, said his organization
had not been approached by the
administration on the question but
believes it is up to Congress to
"The Congress is in the best
position to reflect the view of the
American people," Schuman said.
Herschel D. Newsom, master of
the National Grange, said his or-
ganization has in the past opposed
subsidized sale of products to
Communists. However, he said, "I
have told the administration that
it is my feeling that the Grange
would not necessarily oppose sub-
sidized sale of wheat to the So-
viets at this time."
Diag Action
The diag today will be the
scene of a protest demonstra-
tion, an art exhibit and an
The 4:00 p.m. demonstration,
sponsored by Voice Political
Party, will be in protest over
American policy in South Viet

Wyatt Explains Kafka Appeal

Gargoyle is back again.
The new issue of what is laugh-
ingly called the campus humor
magazine goes on sale today here,
and on the campuses of Michigan
State Universitl and Eastern Mich-
igan University.
Editor John Dobbertin, '64, an-
nounced that 8000 Gargoyles were
printed, which makes it the larg-
est campus-published non-sub-
scription humor magazine in the
Foreign Aid
Heartened by the sales of the
last two 'er issues-the last one
sold completely out in 7 hours-
Dobbertin announced that he ex-
pects to sell 3500 copies at MSU
and another 1000 at EMU.
Dobbertin claims that this issue
is "more subtle" than the last one.

"Kafka has become the suf-
fering saint of our generation be-
cause he cleaves to the long re-
pressed regions of our minds that
speak of us so often," Prof. Fred-
erick Wyatt of the psycholog? de-
partment said last night.
Prof. Wyatt spoke in the fourth
of the SGC Reading-Discussion
Seminars on the works of Franz
Trying to establish a basis for
Kafka's great attractiveness to
readers and critics, Prof. Wyatt
turned to a Freudian interpreta-
tion of the uncanny and the om-
inous in Kafka's works. The
author's fame, he said, derives
from his immersion in the 'pri-
meval roots of the human condi-

uniform, says that the uniform
stands for the "Fatherland,
But connected with this author-
ity is a pervading logic in Kafka's
writing, a logic charged with an
almost polemical sarcasm and
irony, and with remarkable in-
ternal coherence.
The assumptions from which
Kafka's stories proceed, Prof.

Wyatt noted, may be fantastic
ones, and the story may be em-
bellished with dreamlike events
and moods, but beneath these ap-
paritions it moves nonchalantly,
ominously, consistently.
Thus, against the backdrop of
a pervading authority, no matter
how causeless its accusations are,
Kafka's protagonists find them-
selves wholly submitting to their
torturers. They accept their guilt;
it is finally so overpowering that
being punished by the authority
is equivalent to being wrong, and
the victim feels the punishment
"in his whole body."
But having reached this state,
the victim has totally destroyed
himself, just as Winston Smith
was no longer a human being
once he had learned to love Big

the House Appropriations Commit-
tee, the New York Times reported.
In passing the National Science
Foundation's appropriation, the
committee completely removed a
$114 million program which would
have :
1) Tried to induce more stu-
dents to take up graduate work in
engineering, mathematics and the
physical sciences;
Better Scientists
2) Aided universities in attract-
ing better scientists and engi-
3) Started improved study pro-
grams to bring better students to
In addition the committee cut
$151 million in requests for in-
creases in present programs from
the NSF budget. The only increase
approval was for increase in sal-
aries for foundation personnel.
Senate More Generous
The appropriation approved by
the committee totals $323 million.
The Times predicted that the
House would agree to this total,
but that the Senate would be

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punches are pulled as the clear-
thinking analysts agree that neith-

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