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Caucus Shows Republican Support
Falls Below Expected Minimuni
Gov. George Romney's fiscal reform program is bogged down in
the state Legislature, and there is serious question as to whether any
tax program will be passed this year.
A poll taken in Republican House caucus yesterday showed
that only 33 representatives favored proceeding with a tax package'
which includes an income tax.
This is substantially less than the 40 votes house speaker Alli-

Cty Council
Sets Office
Ann Arbor City Council last;
night approved a job description
for a full-time human relations
director and passed unanimously
the first reading of the ordinance
which establishes the position.
The job description, prepared by
Paul Wagner, chairman of Human
Relations Commission, . outlined
the characteristics, duties and
qualifications of the new office.
The director, "subject to admin-
istrative approval, has charge of
and is responsible for the develop-
ment and implementation of a
program of investigation, research,
education and counselling in mat-
ters involving inter-group rela-
He is also responsible for the
enforcement of all codes, laws and
ordinances relating to human re-
Duties of the director include
acting as executive secretary to
' the Human Relations Commission,
investigating complaint cases in-
volving human relations and pro-
viding laison with between gov-
ernmental agencies and civic and
private organizations.
In other action council also ex-
pressed its consent to a letter
written by City Administrator
Guy C. Larcom, Jr. which en-
dorsed the' police department's
practice of filming demonstrations
held within the city.
The letter was in response to a
charge made by Ann Arbor's
branch of the National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of
Colored People that the practice
of filming demonstrations violat-
ed the "privacy of individual dem-
onstrators." The group also claim-
ed that the films could be used
as "a potential instrument of
Right Situation
May Influence
Voting Pattern
By The Associated Press
Politicians look for possible
handwriting on the wall-though
perhaps sketchy - in scattered
elections across the country today.
In Mississippi, voters settle a
rare general election campaign for
governor as they decide between
Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson, a veteran
Democratic political f gure, and
Republican Rubel Phillips.
Most observers give Phillips a
chance to pull a historic upset if
the voting turnout is much lower
than the expected 300,000
Both candidates are pledged to
fight desegregation in this last!
bastion of school segregation.
Philadelphia Issues
In Philadelphia, Democrats'
pushed President John F. Ken-
nedy's name yesterday in last
minute campaigning to elect May-
or James H.J. Tate to a four year
Republican James T. McDer-
mott, a 37-year-old lawyer who
has never held political office. is
opposing Tate in a contest which,
due to mounting civil rights ten-
sions, should be a close one.
Kennedy went to Philadelphia
last week in Tate's behalf, while
Gov. William Scranton has cam-
paigned for McDermott.
Kentucky Battle
A big issue in today's guberna-
torial election in Kentucky is
which candidate - Democrat Ed-

ward T. Breathitt or Republican
Louie B. Nunn-can build up the
state economically.
An executive order by retiring

son-Green (R-Kingston) predicted
would be cast in favor of such a
More Votes
This lack of Republican sup-
port will make it necessary to
have many more Democratic votes
than were anticipated by Green
for passage of the pro)gram.
Green was non-commital on the
actions of the caucus, but said
that the House compliment to the
special joint committee which was
appointed to revise Romney's fis-
cal program had been expanded
from five to eight. Green said that
the committee would "secure ad-
ditional facts and figures and
work out plans."
On the other side of the capital,
Sen. Stanley F. Rozycki (D-De-
troit) said that "it doesn't even
look as though they'll be able to
get the six votes needed to get
the income tax bill out of the
Senate Appropriations Committee,
and this is the central bill in
Romney's program."
Blast Plan
Sen. Lloyd Stephens (R-Scott-
ville), who is considered to hold
the deciding vote in the commit-
tee, leveled a blast at the proposed
state income tax yesterday, and
although Stephens refused to say
whether or not he would vote to
release the bill to the Senate floor,
his apparent strong opposition to
the income tax bill is a good in-
dication as to where he stands.
Stephens said that the Legis-
lature should abandon money
matters and get to work on con-
stitutional implementation.
Rozycki commented that it
"doesn't look like anything will
happen as far as tax reform is
concerned in this special session
of the Legislature."
Democrat's Stand
Also yesterday, the Democratic
State Central Committee issued a
resolution stating exactly where
the Democratic party stands on
fiscal reform.
The resolution declared that
Romney's fiscal reform program
should be rejected as inadequate
unless it contained these seven*
-A state-wide income tax
-Repeal of the sales tax on
food and prescription drugs
-Repeal of the intangibles tax
-Repeal of the business activi-
ties tax
-State-wide reform of real and
personal property assessment pro
-Tax equity for senior citizens
-Adequate assistance to local
units of government and school
districts, collected by the state
and distributed to local govern-
Not Committed
Although the committee's rec-
ommendations do represent over-
all party policy, Rozycki said that
"the central committee doesn't
necessarily speak for Democratic
legislators. Their ideas are merely
a suggestion for the legislators."

For Placing,
Te literary college faculty
"overwhelmingly" voted yesterday
to continue requiring its appli-
cants for freshman admission to
take achievement tests, Dean Wil-
liam Haber said.
The action came after the col-
lege's admissions committee re-
iterated its view that these tests
should be retained and used
"mainly in placement and coun-
selling once students have come
to Ann Arbor."
The tests, given to high school
seniors by a national testing
agency, have been required by the
literary college for two years on
an experimental basis. Last May
the admissions committee pro-
posed to the faculty that this re-
quirement be continued.
But the achievement tests' va-:
lidity was questioned, and the
committee was asked to review the
In backing the tests, the ad-
missions committee answered two
basic charges leveled against the
achievement tests.
First, opponents that claimed
the tests don't measure what they
purport to measure-the level of
a student's achievement in a par-
ticular academic field. Studies by
the Bureau of Psychological Ser-
vices and other groups had indi-
cated a low correlation between a
student's achievement-test scores
in a given field and his college
grades in that subject.
But "the use of college grades
as the sole basis for construction
or evaluation of tests of any sort
is open to question. The charac-
teristics of the students we want
cannot necessarily be inferred
from the grades we give the stu-
dents we have," the committee
"The professionals in a particu-:
lar field are the ones to decide
whether a certain test measures
knowledge of their subject," their
report said.
Second, it was argued that the
achievement tests merely dupli-
cate the Scholastic Aptitude Test,
which seeks to measure general
academic ability in would-be col-
lege students.
While admitting some overlap
between achievement and scholas-
tic aptitude tests, the committee
asserted that "the question is
whether the degree of overlap is
large enough to eliminate the
practical utility of one test or the
other. We believe that it is not."I
Compromise !
On Foreign Aid
WASHINGTON (P)-Democratic
and Republican Senate leaders
agreed at a huddle yesterday to
make an all-out fight for their
proposed compromise $3.8-billion
foreign aid bill. '. 1
They rejected a suggestion by
Sen. Wayne Morse (D-Ore) that
their package amendment-reduc-
ing the $4.2-billion foreign rela-
tions bill by $385 million-be laid
aside pending Senate action on a
series of other deeper cutting pro-
posals by Morse and others.

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Soviets Block U.S. Berlin Convoy 'Lunmp Su'
WASHINGTON UP-The latest BERLIN ') - A United States To G overnor
incident involving Soviet stop- Army convoy tried to break
page of a United States Army con- through a Soviet blockade on the ' Ribbon Uni
voy attempting to reach West Ber- highway lifeline to West Berlin fluC Ld I 1L
lin caused grave concern in ad- early this morning but was boxed May Request Boost
ministration circles last night, in by at least six Russian armor- For State
This became known shortly aft- ed personnel carriers.FCollege
er reports reached Washington of The incident caused grave con-
Soviet armored personnel carriers - cern in Washington as the night By LAURENCEK BAUM
and sedans blocking a convoy wore on and the Russians con- Gov. George Romney is expected
when it attempted to break tinued to block passage to the to be advised by his "blue ribbon"
through to Berlin after having .: .:*12-vehicle convoy at the Marien- education committee that his an-
been delayed by the Russians since born checkpoint on the western ticipated appropriation recommen-
early Monday morning. end of the 110-mile autobahn dation of $120 million for higher
While earlier in the day the linking Berlin to West Germany. education next year would be $20
White House and the State De- "". It appeared to have the mak- million too small.
partment had stressed that the ad- ings of a new serious Soviet- This fact was disclosed yester-
ministration was not overly alarm-.American confrontation on the day by top University and state
ed by this latest harrassment of Berlin issue. officials after the key interim
Western communications with the Demand Troops Dsmount "blue ribbon" subcommittee com-
Communist - encircled city. last -.The 44-man convoy was first pleted its report over the weekend.
night a high ranking official con-.stopped at Marienborn at 8:01 This report will now go to the
ceded that the incident took "seri- ca.m. Monday. The Soviet officer overall committee on Nov. 15 be-
ous dimensions." in charge demanded that 15 pas- fore being sent to the governor to
The matter, the official said, sengers in three of the trucks dis- advise him in making his January
was the subject of "intensive con- -Associated Press mount and be counted. appropriation recommendation to
sultations" between the three di- BLOCKING U.S. TROOPS AT AUTOBAHN-Soviet armored cars The convoy commander, Lt. the Legislature.
rectly affected Western allies - are placed across the autobahn at the Marienborn checkpoint, the Gen. John Lamb, refused. Lump Sum Recommendation
e twestern end of the superhighway linking Berlin and West Ger- The day passed without change. Alvin Bentley, chairman of the
the United States, Great Britain seser- Then, around midnight, the con- interim subcommittee which will
and France-and West Germany. many. The United States convoy had been delayed since early voy suddenly moved forward, driv- submit the report Nov. 15, reveal-
The administration, the official Monday morning, ing ahead about a quarter of a ed that his group is recommending
said, takes the interference of - -~ - ~ mile before the Russians sent a a "lump sum" needed in its opin
armored cars, physically blockingTi their blockading vehicles across ion "to fulfill the state's higher
the American convoy, most ser- TENSIONS EASE: the road. educational needs 'rfiscal194-
ously. Aside from that, the longer A United States Army spokes- 65."
the incident lasts, the greater the man said the blocking of the con- I This sum is reportedly much
danger of serious confrontationI Viet i ani Junta elaxes voy was a "flagrant violation of closer to the $140.8 million request
becomes. the Western allies' unrestricted made by the 10 state-supported
Officials took the view that pro- j iT right of access to Berlin, for which colleges and universities than to
cedural technicality is not the real u r1Iew C 'rs W orkers actions the Soviets must bear the the governor's current $120 ml-
issue on the autobahn and that a) full responsibility for any conse- lion estimate based on expected
there cannot be any question of a quences." tax revenues.
"I o c a 1 misunderstanding," as By The Associated Press Diplomatit Moves "We simply arrived at a lump
claimed by the Russians after the The ruling military junta in South Viet Nam announced a The attempted breakthrough sum on the basis of the number of
last incident in October. relaxation of the martial law curfew in Saigon yesterday, but im- was preceded by a series of dip- degree-seeking students in the
A Soviet expert at the State De- posed stricter limitations on government workers. lomatic and military m v e s. state-supported institutions multi-
partment maintained that the i It warned that all workers who fail to return to their jobs United States Secretary of State plied by the amount per-student"
Russians were seeking to use the without suitable reason in the wake of last weekend's revolution Dean Rusk met with Georgi M. that was felt sufficient to educate
current atmosphere of apparently wil__be__hargedwith i Kormenko, the Soviet Charge these students, he explained.
relaxed tension to nibble away at Aswll be charged with desertionh'gtfniandrsins
allied rights and gain greater con-. and punished, demanded the convoy be released. Stacal Dat
trol over the Berlin access routes. Cease Firin g The revolt overthrew the rul- At about the same time, a The report backs up the figure
One ting is unquestionable, the ;ingCatholic government of Presi- maneuver of the United States with statistical data comparing it
Soviet specialist said. The SovietsiJ , 1 17 * dent Ngo Dinh Diem and placed Army Berlin garrison scheduled to other state per-student appro-
clearly have resumed selective har- In Border War Buddhist military leaders in com- to start today was postponed for priations, Bentley said.
rassment of Western access to the mand of the nation.1 24 hours because of the crisis. Recent surveys have shown
city. The question why remained FIGUIG. Morocco () - Both Diem, and his brother Ngo Dinh -all the states in rate of increase
unanswered last night. sides ceased firing on the disputed Nhu, reportedly committed suicide TIT . aheatert udeae
Prior to the latest Soviet stop- Morocco-Algeria frontier yester- in order to escape the humility of U nit Institutes each year of the per-student ap-
page, Secretary of State Dean day. defeat. However, Madame Nhu in p opmigation.
Rusk had asked Russia to permit A precarious calm settled over the United States received a tele- w P In computing the total figure on-
the American convoy which had this Moroccan oasis where three phone call from a "top Vietna-N wat- compmittee did not choose to de-
been held up to proceed by the days of artillery and mortar shell- mese general" yesterday saying comiee idtot choote "omde-
State Department declined to say ing took 20 lives and wounded 20 that her husband and brother-in-Fo cidee ow to shlt thel sum"
Rusk had lodged a protest. civilians. law were "brutally killed" by the ed.
The White House also reacted At 10:30 a.m. Algerian troops on insurgents. By ALAN SHULMAN Defends Lump Sum
cagily to newsmen's questions surrounding mountain ridges re- The unidentified general report-sDefendsnLumpnSum
about the affair after Rusk and his ceived a radio order to stop shoot- ed to the former first lady of Freshmen entering the naturalr- In defending the interim sub-
top Soviet e x p e r t, Llewellyn ing. The order was issued after the South Viet Nam that Diem had resource school next fall will par- (comrnyttee's choice to recommend
Thompson, called on President arrival of a Mali Republic staff been shot to death and her hus- prtgiam in a omon i ye that "we thought in terms onlyted
John F. Kennedy. officer to supervise the truce. band had died from stab wounds. aprofessional school," Dean Steph- the needs of the stateras ona of
en H. Spurr announced recently. The lack of time and data also
"We have substituted a natural precluded an institution-by-insti-
science or social science course for tution recommendation, he said.
the literary college's language re- Another major factor in the
Pnrer uI quirement in the freshman's cur- "lump sum" recommendation,
N1n TO - In - NE EES riculum," Dean Spurr said. "Other Bentley revealed, was the testi-
than this, there is little difference mony of key university presidents
between the typical literary college including University President
By H. NEIL BERKSON program and our own." Harlan Hatcher and Michigan
To cope with the problem of State University President John
Drawings and models decorated the Michigan Union ballroom last the entering freshman who is un- Hannah.
night as John G. McKevitt of the Office of Business and Finance certain about his future plans, an Cite State Needs
explained the "Central Campus Plan" concept to interested students. orientation course in natural re- "These men all emphasized the
The "Plan," first announced in July, is a long-range guide for sources will also be included in total needs of the state rather
expansion of the University's physical facilities. the curriculum. "The one-hour than the particular needs of their
While specific building projects are not detailed, the planners orientation course gives the stu- institution," he observed.
will work within the "grouping" concept already established. Future dent an opportunity to meet pro-: In issuing its lump figure rec-
fessors in the school and hear ommendation, the subcommittee
expansion will continue to keep engineering facilities, literary college them talk about their specialties," has opened the way, Bentley said,
facilities, the library complex and natural science facilities as Dean Spurr said. for the Legislature to appropriate
separate units on the campus, McKevitt said. "As a student finds out more a mass sum itself and let the 10
Key Element about the subjects within the institutions "divide the pie."
A key element of the plan will be emphasis on walkways which school, he can move into the area He explained that although the
allow the student to travel directly from one destination to another, he likes. However, if he decides to committee expressed no formal de-
he added. The "Plan" also envisions much greenery and open transfer to the literary college he sire to see the Legislature permit
I space around the campus. need only pick up a foreign lan- the schools to divide a delegated
guage to meet their requirements." sum, the idea was discussed "since
McKevitt called the physical plant planning merely a frame- In addition to the common first many legislators and educators
< work, "a canvas on which we can create an imaginative, attractive, year program, the natural re- have noted its possibilities."
successful University in terms of its academic and research functions. sources school will, at the same In Lansing, Romney's top edu-
J "Our planning assumed a growing, changing University. Our time, open a sophomore-level cation advisor, Charles Orlebeke;
f r job was to provide flexibility-alternatives against which the aca- course, Natural Resource Ecology commented that the possibility
demic planners can now do their work." 201, to literary college students was "not very likely" and that

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