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Union- ea
(Second of a Series)
When the Michigan Union and the Michigan League approved
the Robertson Report last May, they accepted the philosophy of
a merger of their two organizations.
The Robertson Report left the actual details of the merger
to an implementation committee-a committee which would
work out legal problems, financial problems and a management
structure. The implementation committee would decide what to do
with the two buildings and would propose an effective date for
the new organization.
The Union and League were supposed to appoint three mem-
bers each to the committee. At the same time the report was
endorsed, however, the two governing boards voted to send it to
the Regents for "comments and suggestions." The League declined
to appoint its members to the implementation committee until
after the Regents had acted.
Await Comment from Regents
The Regents received the report in June but have yet to
comment on it. They asked Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont and Vice-President for Student Affairs

Mer ger: Elements

James A. Lewis to view the study first. Lewis and Pierpont are
expected to make their report at tomorrow's monthly Regents
The- obvious question is what role the Regents have to play in
the merger plans, and the answer is simple: they own both the
Union and League buildings. Both organizations, in other words,
are financially responsible to the University.
The present Union building opened in 1919; the League
building opened in 1929. They were primarily built through alumni
and alumnae pledges. The Union opened unfinished for lack of
funds; the League found itself without operating funds as soon
as it opened. At this point in their histories, both governing boards
went to the Regents and deeded them the buildings in return for
necessary finances.
Other Ties to Regents
There are other financial ties. In the middle- 1950's the
Regents backed a $2 million bond issue which enabled the Union
to expand. The present MUG, the student activities wing and
enlarged conference facilities came out of this expansion. More-
over, the Regents provide both the Union and the League with
roughly $100,000 per year from undergraduate student tuitions.

Being so financially indebted to the Regents
would embark on a major structural revision witho
approval for the project. The Regents could st
plans merely by taking control of the Union
The report they are considering is not withou
-A University Center to be governed by a;
-A single coeducational student activities org
the center and responsible to this board.
LaymanBoard of Directors
The board of directors envisioned in the Ro
would be a "layman board," composed of studen
alumni. It would have ultimate control over both
activities aspects of the center.
One of the men now studying the report,
Pierpont, has a much different view of how the]
should operate. He believes that the activities and
should be divided, that activities should be hand

s, neither group but services should be handled by professionals. He thinks the
ut gaining prior "layman board" is outdated.
op any merger Pierpont expressed his viewpoint to a meeting of the Union-
and/or League League study committee last December. "At the present time,"
he said, "we have so fragmented our financial investments in so
t controversy. It many facilities that we do not get maximum use, we have no
flexibility to move.
single board of Students Aren't Businessmen
"Students," he argued, "do not come to the University to
undertake a business enterprise but rather come in search of
anization within scholarship and student activities in a broad sense. Somehow on
this campus we have gotten off the track. Students have become
involved in hotel management, 1tbor relations and financial
obertson Report management." How could a center be run by a board which would
nts, faculty and change every year, he asked.
Instead of a board of directors (upon which the Robertson
the service and Report gave him a seat), Pierpont would like to have direct
responsibility for the service aspect of the center. He feels he
Vice-President could run the proposed center much more efficiently than a board.
proposed center By this thinking, the activities sponsored by the Union and
service aspects League would be divorced from the center, receive money directly
led by students See ACCEPT, Page 8

See Editorial Page



Temperatures the same,
chance of showers

Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom



Committee Hears Views


COUNCIL OFFICERS--These four will lead Student Government
Council until the March election. From left to right are Thomas
Smithson, executive vice-president; Russell Epker, president;
Sherry Miller, administrative vice-president, and Douglas Brook,
SGC Votes Epker President,
Fis Other Officer Positions
Student Government Council last night elected Russell Epker,
'64BAd, to the office of Council president for the fall 19ยข3 term.
Also elected to Council offices were SGC Administrative Vice-
President Thomas Smithson, '65, to the position of executive vice-
president; Sherry Miller, '65, administrative vice-president; and Doug-
las Brook, '65, treasurer.
In other business, Council defeated a motion submitted by Michi-
gan Union President Raymond Rusnak, '64, which would have placed
further restrictions on regular

The Committee on Referral did
not reach a decision yesterday on
whether it will recommend a veto
of the Student Government Coun-
cil motion "Membership Selection
in Student Organizations" to Vice-
President for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis.
The committee is tentatively
scheduled to hold a meeting Mon-
day "to come to its final decision,"
according to its chairman, Prof.
Joseph Kallenbach of the political
science department.
Holding an open hearing yes-
terday before meeting in execu-
tive session, the committee listen-
ed to views on the motion's leg-
ality from Lawrence Smith, '37L,
attorney for 11 campus sororities,
and from SGC President Thomas
Brown, '66L.
Smith contended that the new
Michigan constitution, going into
effect Jan. 1, will invalidate the
motion since "it will confer upon
the Civil Rights Commission sole
jurisdiction in the area of civil
rights with reference to educa-
He explained that in light of
the state attorney general's re-
cent opinion "any purported juris-
diction with respect to civilrights
in the field of education is taken
away from the Regents and any-
one purporting to act in this field
by their authority."
He also reiterated past objec-
tions that the Regents delegation'
of this authority to Council is in-
valid because it attempts to dele-
gate legislative power.
Brown answered these objec-
tions noting that the attorney
general's ruling is an opinion and
not an official legal ruling. He
also observed that the constitu-
tion places the Regents on an
equal constitutional level with the
Human Relations\Commission.
No Issue Now
In answering questions, Brown
said that he feels a procedural
question of the motion-the com-
position of membership tribunal-
"is not an issue t this time." -
Following the hearinig, the com-
mittee moved into executive ses-
sion. Although he would not spe-
cify what the committee had dis-
cussed, Prof. Kallenbach had in-
dicated earlier that the legal ques-
tions raised by Smith "would have
to be clarified from another
authority. d
Lewis noted that he hopes to
get a legal opinion on Smith's ob-
jections today from the Univer-
sity lawyers.

To Levy'
The ExecutivedBoard ofthe
Graduate School decided yesterday
to require a $50 enrollment deposit
from all newly admitted graduate
The deposit is an attempt to
cope with the ever-increasing
numbers of students who seek ad-
mission to the school but who do
not decide whether or not to at-
tend, until registration.
Assistant to the Dean of Ad-
missions Max Crossman, said the
deposit, to become operative in
the Fall of 1964, would "apply to
graduate students just entering
the University as well as pre-
viously-enrolled students who have
been absent for one semester or
more, and those who were admit-
ted but failed to show, and want
to get in now." f
Currently enrolled students and
those who pursue their studies ex-
clusively during the summer will
not be subject to the new policy.
Commenting on the effectiveness
of the deposit, Crosman said it
would "firm up our knowledge of
how many new students are com-
ing and how many former stu-
dents are returning. Certain situ-
ations, however, will not be cover-
ed by the new policy. Details in
administrating this ruling with
regard to special cases, such as
teaching fellows, will be worked
on at administrative meetings;"
he said.
Newly-entering students will be
required to pay their deposits at
the time they are admitted. The
deadline for, these payments will
probably be around May 15th.
Chicago School
Head To Stay
CHICAGO-School Superinten-
dent Benjamin C. Harris withdrew
his resignation yesterday.
Harris, the nation's highest-paid
superintendent, resigned earlier
this month during, the Chicago
controversy over "de facto" school
segregation, accus'ing the school
board of usurping his prerogatives.
Civil-rights groups who had de-
manded Willis' resignation reacted
angrily to his retu'n and promised
further protests.

To S,

Dey Sees War Threat in Ti

eed Fscal

"India cannot come any closer
in its relations with the United
States than it now is without pre-
cipatating war," Indian Minister
for Community Development Sur-
enora Kumar Dey, '31E, said in an
interview yesterday.
"India and the United States
understand each other almost as
well as two nations can," the
former University student said.
"The only other thing that could
be done is a war pact, and when
Space A-Ban
Gain s in U
lution,calling on all countries to
bar nuclear weapons from outer
space won unanimous adoption
yesterday in the United Nations
General Assembly's main political
It was slated for final approval
in the 11-nation Assembly itself
The Soviet Union and the Unit-
ed States, which have stated their
intentions not to station atomic
weapons in space, sponsored the
resolution with the other 15 coun-
tries that participate in the Ge-
neva disarmament negotiations.
France, which is boycotting
those negotiations, joined in the
applause that came when com-
mittee chairman Carl W. A. Schur-
mann asked if there was any ob-
jection to the resolution. Hearing
the applause, Schurmann declared
it "audibly adopted by acclama-
The action was the first step to-
ward disarmament since the Aug.
5 Moscow treaty for a limited nu-
clear test ban. It was regarded as
a moral commitment on the part
of the two big powers, the only
countries now able to put nuclear-
armed artificial satellites in orbit.

you have a war pact, you create
other alliances against you."
The United States understands
this, Dey said. If Red China
launches an all-out attack of In-
dia, "it would bring world war
No Chance
The Indian cabinet minister
said that in such a war "neither
Indians nor others would have
much chance for survival." That
war would have to involve United
States and Soviet Union and in-
clude the use of nuclear weapons.
It would be "speculation" to pre-
dict whose side the Soviets would
be, on, Dey said.
He noted that India was rione-
theless happy to accept Russian
economic and military aid. "Even
your government welcomes such
Dey said that "slowing down
the pace of economic develop-
ment was one reason Red China
attacked India. It has put a ter-
rible strain on our economy. A lot
more resources have to be diverted
to armaments than can we rea-
sonably afford."
,Substantial, But .. r
Dey called United States aid
to India "substantial," but "our
needs are enormous.
"We can't hope to bridge the
gap between our requirements and
the assistance we are getting. But.
economic assistance is a signifi-
cant factor in the progressive
growth of India as a modern
Dey said that despite the ob-
stacles, "considering the size of
the country, what has been done
would appear to be fairly astound-
Two of the greatest hindrances
to community development have
been the effective demonstration
of new practices and making new
manufactured aids such as fertil-
izer easily available to the farmers.
To solve these problems "we
need, more technically qualified
people," Dey said.

"There is a shortage of
personnel (for college to
but the situation is i.
from year to year." He s
about 150,000 students w
graduating each year fro
tutions of higher educati
Population Up
Another large problem:
population growth, Dey
noted that last year's
cent increase in nationa
resulted in only a 2.5l
increase in per capita inc
rest being taken up by tl
lation increase.
"The response to the
has been enormous," D
"We cannot make the wh
available fast enough."
Dey said that he expel
Indian Prime Minister Ja
Nehru would remain in p
most as long as he lives
See DEY, Page8
Seitz Predi
Tighter Re
On. Researcz
science and astronautics,
mittee kicked off its
pensive study of federally
ed research yesterday, a:
a leading, scientist warn
decisions"which lie ahead
President Frederick Sei
National Academy of Scie
dicted that the period ofi
growth of federal researc
ing is ending and that t
be difficult problems in
what types of projects w
off from federal funds,
York Times reported.
He warned that the mo
sive areas of research-
high-energy physics or a
-must be watched especi
fully "to make certain th
sults obtained Justify the+



Van Dusen,
es Tells Caucus
f trained f Chan
said that Thayer Predicts
ere now
m insti- 'Serious Troubles'
on. Because of Delay
is India's By PHILIP SUTIN
said. He National ConcernsEditor
five per
1 income Senate Republican leaders, wor-
per cent pied by delays in legislative action
some, the on Gov. -George Romney's fiscal
he popu- reform, began to speed considera-
tion on that issue.
program 'Senate Republicans caucused
programd yesterday, discussing amendments
ey said. to the Romney program proposed
rewithal by his legal aide, Richard Van
Dusen. The changes, which will
cted that help smooth the path of the pro-
waharlal gram will be introduced today,
ower "al- Sen. Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann
s." Asked Arbor), Senate majority leader,
8 - said last night. However, Thayer
refused to divulge their contentW.
Although Thayer had called up-
cts on the Senate Tuesday to take
speedy action on the reform pro-
s gram, this matter was notdis-
cussed, he added.
,Serious Trouble
Admitting the program was in
"serious trouble," Thayer had call-
e House ed for an end to "this innocuous
ubcom- stalling, this interminable delay
dompre- and this obstructionism."
-support- The Legislature has been in
rnd heard session since Sept. 12, but has met
of "hard infrequently and often for short
1. weeks. The Legislature will take
itz of the another long weekend off today.
rnces pre- Sen. John P. Smeekens, a avow-
unlimited ed foe of the key income tax
h spend- provisions, however, pointed out
here will that "in the Senate there aren't
deciding enough votes to get the bill out
ill. be cut of the tax committee, enough to
the New discharge the committee from con-
sideration of the bills or enough
st expen- to pass the bills."
-such as If Referendum
stronomy But he cautioned that there may
Tally care- be enough votes to pass an income
at there tax, if it were subject to voter
expense. referendum approval.
The Senate leadership can count
on only three votes on the 'six-J
member taxation committee. With~
Sen. Stanley F. Rozycki (D-De-
troit) strongly committed against
the Romney program, the GO.
leadership must seek the votes f
Geerlings, who is opposed to many
elements in the package, including
the key statewide income tax, or
Democratic Minority Leader Sen.
Oharles S. Blondy (D-Detroit) who
also is opposed to many elements,
but considered more inclined to
No Hurry
Sen. Clyde Geerlings, chairman
{ of the key Senate taxation com-
mittee, has given no indication of
hurrying consideration of the re-
form program. He scheduled a
meeting for yesterday, but waited
for word on Van Dusen's changes.
The House taxation committee
has agree to hold morning ses-
sions, but its pace is not expected

Hoover Warns
Of Communist
Open' Activity
WASHINGTON () - American
Communists are operat.ng more
openly than ever in the belief they
are free from prosecution-at least
for the time being-FBI Director
J. Edgar Hoover said yesterday.
They are basing their confidence
on the workings of the judicial
system -of the very government
they are trying to subvert, he as-
He expressed his views in the
FBI's report for fiscal year 1963
which ended last June 30. In one
section it said, "A new trend is
evolving within the party. A num-
ber of party leaders believe they
now are safe from arrests for some
time. They contend there will be
no more charges brought against
them under the Internal Security
Act of 1950 until the cases against.
Hall and Davis finally are settled
by the Supreme Court."
General Secretary Gus Hall and
National Secretary Benjamin J.
Davis 'have been indicted for fail-
ing to register as party members.
The drive for public support of
Communism is increasing with a
"something for everyone" plat-
form, Hoover said. "Their major
aim is to convey the impression
that Communists are loyal citizens

Council elections and approved a
motion offered by Daily Editor
Ronald Wilton, '64, which man-
dates an SGC committee to make
a study of the grading system used
by the University.
Epker, who defeated SGC Exec-
utive Vice-President Edwin Sa-
saki, Grad, and Michael Knapp,
'64, in the running for the presi-
dency, commented, I hope to be
a very non-partisan president and
to take advantage of opportunities
to speak to any group on and off
campus about the University, the
student role, and the inter-rela-
tionships between the University
and the outside community, in-
cluding the Legislature."
He called for each Council mem-
ber, working with the executive
committee, to take individual re-
sponsibility in the ensuing term
for moving into the areas of aca-
demics, Central Campus planning
and the proposed residential col-
Smithson, Miss Miller and Brook
ran for office unopposed.
Later in the meeting, Council
defeated Rusnak's motion which
asked that further stipulations be
made in the campus-wide elec-
tions of SGC members. The mo-
tion would have required that the
ratio of candidates to available
seats on Council be maintained at
a minimum of one and one-half
to one.
In the event that there were
not enough candidates to main-
tain this ratio, Rusnak suggested
that the number of seats up for
Pa nti n n rmri hp rAnnrac ri m i


Panelists View Guilt in Franz Kafka's Works

When faced with an unknown
guilt and with a situation to
which there is no ultimate answer
and with which he cannot deal
in ordinary terms, Joseph K. in
Kafka's "The Trial" assumes a
manner which ultimately makes
him guilty, Prof. Frithjof Berg-
mann of the philosophy depart-
ment said last night.
This manner makes K. unable
to cope with the court which ac-
cuses him, and in this impotence
lies K.'s main guilt, Prof. Berg-

cussed humor, guilt and the role
of women in Kafka's works.
Prof. Kaufman disagreed with
Prof. Bergmann on the character
of guilt in Joseph K. He said that
K. is actually guilty of a basic in-
sincerity in his relations with
others. Because of this, he is un-
able, until the end and then only
in a general way, to accept any
guilt at all on his own part. All
his actions are directed toward
finding the nonexistent laws which
in the story he had supposedly
violated before his arrest by the
Sumner said that K.'s guilt in

that it was K. himself who dream-
ed up the court and his unknown
guilt. K. is, however, too obtuse
to penetrate his own creation.
Prof. Wyatt thought -that, since
Kafka took such great pleasure
in setting up fantasy worlds in
which all elements took on a real
appearance, "The Trial" probably
deals with more than an objecti-
fication of Joseph K.'s feelings
alone. Rather, the entire tale, with
all its implications for reality, is
Kafka's personal creation.
Considering humorous elements
in Kafka, the five agreed that not
only did Kafka derive great pleas-
ure from asrtistic ctreation, b ut

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