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OL. LXVII, No. 1






Students Get
More School

SWon't Stop


epa tized

U' Political
Clubs Make
Fall Plans


To Fac

This Year

Students will have more class
days this year, due to a change in
the University academic calendar
but they will also have a study
period prior to each exam period
Compiled last spring, and ap
proved by the Regents in May, the
new calendar in its internal struc-
ture remains the same as the old
but the Christmas vacation period
has been shortened from last
year's 17 days to 10.
Assistant to the president Erich
A. Walter explained that the vaca-
tion was shortened in order to
equalize the two semesters.
Both Semesters Equal
Under the old calendar, there
were 96 class and exam days in
the fall semester but 98 in the
spring semester. With classes now
beginning three days earlier and
the shortened vacation, each se-
mester will consist of 99% class
and exam days.
"Very definitely the result of a
compromise," Walter reported,
"The revised calendar will provide
4 equal time for both the Monday,
Wednesday, Friday class sequence
and the Tuesday, Thursday, Sat-
urday sequence."
"In the past," he said, "Sat-
urday classes often suffered by
being omitted at the beginning of
holiday periods."
Students had wanted the first
semester to end before Christmas,
Walter said, but they could not
agree on returning to the Univer-
sity early enough to make this
possible-on or before Labor Day.
-because of their committments
to summer jobs.
Football Program Considered
The Athletic Department also
found an early September open-
ing day a great handicap in its
football training program.
Students on the calendar re-
vision committee favored the so-
called lame-duck session immed-
iately after Christmas and just
preceeeding finals, even though
there was a general feeling that
the period should be dropped.
Many faculty members agreed
with students so the session was
shortened, but not eliminated.
Thanksgiving recess. will re-
main the same, beginning Wednes-
See STUDENTS, Page 9
'U' Language
Get Revised
The University's foreign lan-
guage requirements have been re-
Fourth semester proficiency in
a language is required for the
B.A. degree. Previously only two
semester proficiency was required.
New requirements e m p h a s i z e
proficiency rather than length of
time the language has been studied,
according to literary college as-
sistant dean, James Robertson.
Dean Robertson said incoming
freshmen who demonstrate fourth
semester proficiency are excused
from further language study. The
language may have been learned
at home, in school or abroad.
A story outlining language re-
quirements on page 7, activities
section, of this paper is inaccu-
Baaken Wins
NSA Election

Cars Without'
~Leg'al Cause.
t, The University has failed to get
Sthe blanket authority it sought
tto stop cars for the purpose of en-
forcing driving regulations.
IVice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis said Friday
that., in essence, the three addi-
tional 'officers hired to enforce
new University driving regulations
Iwill have no more power than En-
Sforcement Officer Harold Swover-
land had last year.
J The officers will be county
Sdeputy sheriffs, empowered to stop
*all automobiles for violation of
state, county or local laws. As
Board of Regent employees, they
will also be able to stop any car
with a student registration decal.
*Need Legal Reason
According to Lewis, the officers
=will need a legal reason, such as
"suspected traffic violation, to stop
unregistered cars.
For a month trial period, end-
ing in October, all infractions of
rthe new regulations will go to
Joint Judiciary Council for ad-
All students bringing cars to
tcampus must register their ve-
hicles and pay fees at the Office
of Student Affairs. Students over
21 and those under 21 who are
married or whose parents live in
Ann Arbor will qualify for an
"exempt" permit.
Those under 21 may qualify for
a "special" permit forcommuting,
business, health and temporary
All permits, including storage,
are accompanied by a fee. Most
of the fees will be $7. However,
those students carrying one to four
credit hours will be exempt from
fees, while those carrying five to
nine credit hours will pay $4.
Temporary permits will be
granted upon payment of a $1 fee
for one to 10 days, inclusive, and
$2 for 11 to 30 days, inclusive.
Those-registering cars for one
semester only wil be required toy
pay the full $7 fee, but they will
receive a refund of $3.50 whenr
they leave the University atthens
end of the semester.
Fees paid by the student when
he registers his car will cover ad-
ministration costs and eventual
solution of the campus parkingy
New Police Car
Out of an expected revenue of
$30,000, $18,000 wil be spent for.
equipment, supplies and officers'
salaries. Equipment includes a
special blue and yellow car with
siren and red light. The car is
marked "University Enforcement
Officer." Decal costs will also be
borne by registration fees.
According to Assistant Dean of
Men Karl D. Streiff, officers' sal- l
aries will be comparable to those
of Ann Arbor policemen, between
$4,500 and $5,000.
Additional money, an expected
$10,000 to $13,000, will go into ar
fund for student parking, accord-
ing to both Lewis and Streiff.
There are no immediate plans for
either parking or storage, but
"we're working on it as fast as we
can," Lewis said.t
At the time of registration,in
the University, each studentmustI
sign a statement assertingi that
he understands and is willing to
abide by all grovisions of Univer-



Greatest Strain
Ann Arbor Landlords Raise Rents;
Limit Smoking, Drinking, Noise
University officials have found themselves in the middle of a
serious housing shortage this fall as students continue to pour into
Ann Arbor, many with no place to live.
The major part of the crisis has fallen to the Dean of Women's
office. Many women are literally walking the streets with their
Others have been temporarily housed by sympathetic Ann Arbor
residents. An increase of lately admitted upper-class women, plus
100 more freshmen than last fall's

BIKES AND MORE BIKES-Thousands of bikes descended on the University campus last week,
overflowing racks and jamming sidewalks. All bicycles must be licensed.

Daily Plans
M eetingS
For Tryouts
Initial tryout meetings for The
Daily will be held Sept. 26 and 27.
Editorial, Sports and Women's
staffs will meet at the Student
Piblications Bldg., 420 Maynard
St., at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and
4:15 p.m. Thursday. The Business,
staff will hold its first meetings at
4:15 p.m. Wednesday and 7:15 p.m.
Freshmen and scholastically elig-
ible students can report at one of
these meetings to join The Daily
Tryouts on the Editorial, Sports
and Women's staffs will learn fun-
damentals of headline writing,
proof reading, news, editorial and
feature writing, and page layout
during their first semester on the
news paper. He will be assigned a
beat to cover, thereby receiving
the opportunity to meet prominent
University, local and national fig-
New members of the Business
staff will gain experience in ad-
vertising, promotions, accounting
and layout.

Ann Arbor Laws Require
LicnssorAl Bicycles
Wheels around campus will again be under surveillance this year
as local law enforcement officers renew. their attempts to revive a
ruling which received little attention before last spring.
All bicycles owned and operated in Ann Arbor must be licensed,
according to city ordinance regulations.
Lt. Walter Krasney, of the Ann Arbor Police Department, said
last week that owners of unlicensed bikes will be fined and their
bicycles impounded.
Last semester, several University students were forced to re-
claim their bicycles and pay fines at the police department because
they did not comply with existing=
Lt. Kraan applicatiostudents i
cycle license at City Hall or at the P ceT o Sell Books

As University students return
to the campus this fall, they
find themselves in the midst of a
hot election campaign.
Local political clubs have al-
ready made plans for stirring up
interest with rallies, debates and
nationally-known speakers.
Young Republicans, Y o u n g
Democrats and Students for Stev-
enson are making definite plans
while the local chapter of the Na-
tional Association for the Advence-
ment of Colored People and the
Ann Arbor Labor Youth League
are not presently committed to any
prescribed course of action.
Debate Series Planned
A series of debates between the
YDs and YRs is being planned,.
according to Lew Engman, '57, YR
president. Bill Peer, '57, YD presi-
dent, has suggested the further
possibility of a "round robin" of
debates with groups in other
Engman reported that city and
county Republican parties are. co-
operating with the campus YRs
on a rally this fall to feature a
"top national figure," perhaps of
cabinet rank.
Also planned for this fall is a
"first voters" program, aid to stu-
dent voters of both parties in reg-
istering for absentee ballots.
Predict Increase
Peer predicted a great increase
in YD activity during the coming
campaign, saying all efforts would
be ir, the direction of getting the
Democratic candidate elected He
noted "a lot of new interest" in
the organization during the elec-
ti;n year.
Plans are now being made for
a program of student participation
in the city party's canvassing and
phoning activities.
Students for Stevenson, the
youngest of the political groups
on campus, is hopeful that Sen.
Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) will
be one of its speakers during the
While taking a non-partisan
stand the NAACP will follow the
policy of "rewarding our friends
and spanking our enemies," Tay-
lor explained.
See 'U,' Page 8

IfY the student is a minor, his
application must be endorsed by
his dormitory resident advisor or
other University residence hall of-
A charge of 50 cents is made for
each license issued.
Lt. Krasney also warned that
students must equip their bicycles
with lights and reflectors. Bikes
not properly equipped will also be
subject to impounding.
He said that cyclists are subject
to the same regulations as motor-
ists and warned that when riding
on sidewalks student cyclists must
give right of way to pedestrians.

Expectations by the staff of a
$12,000 business promise to make
this year's Student Book Exchange
operations the most successful
Entirely student-staffed and
operated, SBX was established
several years ago to give students
an opportunity to selltand buy
their used texts at their own
Located this year in the base-
ment Hobby Workshop of the
Union, SBX will be open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Saturday this week.

1345 total have strained the wo-
men's housing capacity.
Sororities are "packed to the
eaves," according to Dean Debor-
ah Bacon and there are now pools
in women's residence halls.
"Simply Overcrowded"
Regretting that landladies shied
away from undergraduate women
because of the inevitable gentle-
man callers and phone calls in-
volved, Dean Bacon summed up
the entire problem, "This town is
simply over-crowded."
University officials have worked
-closely with the Ann Arbor build-
ing commission to help ease the
strain. Houses in one and two
family zones which were not per-
mitted to take boarders last year,
have been allowed a maximum of
three. Since June, 150 new housing
permits have been granted.
Landlords and investors have re-
acted quite clearly to the old law
of supply and demand. Rents have
nosed upwards. Land which once
sold for 200 dollars an acre in the
north campus area is now going
for several thousand.
Landlords have become quite
particular about their tenants. Ad-
vertisements now call for "One
well-mannered senior or grad stu-
dent. No smoking or drinking per-
Plagued by a shortage of funds
for new sewage and water facili-
ties, and a lack of land for new
house construction, city'- housing
commission has had difficulties.
John Ryan, building commis-
sioner,feels the situationwill be
settled by the end of October. The
problem is not unique he said. "In
East Lansing the building com-
missioner is also tearing his hair
Northwood Not Ready
A problem for many students
and their families is that only 48
of 300 Northwood apartments are
ready, after the University had
been assured all summer by the
contractor that they would be
completed by registration time.
Twenty of these families are now
being housed at the Fresh Air
Some foreign students have
come more than 12,000 miles to
be temporarily housed on cots be-
cause of the apartment shortage,
commuting distances, and prohibi-
tive rents. (See adjoining story.)
Men's housing is crowded but
not crucial. William Cross, assis-
tant to the dean of men, said "ev-
ery fraternity and annex is
jammed to capacity."
Leonard A. Schaadt, business
manager of residence halls re-
vealed that 60 men are living in
the make-shift pool on South
Quadrangle's ninth floor. A total
of 20 are living in two pools at
West and East Quadrangles.
'U' Officers Act
Amid the maelstrom and hulla-
baloo of this crisis, University of-
ficials have acted to, stop-gap a
situation that did not come unex-
pectedly. Newstories have been
run in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Chel-
sea, Dexter, and other communi-
ties within 15 miles, according to

Davis Calls
Fall Housing
Not Able To House
All Foreign Students
The housing situation for in-,
coming foreign students this fall
has been termed "desperate" by
staff directors in the International
According to James Davis, direc-
tor of the International Center'
there are no remaining available
rooms or apartments and only 60
per cent of the foreign students
have arrived at the University.
"We expect another one hundred
students this week and we don't
expect to find housing for them
right away," Davis said.
"The other tragic thing," Davis
continued, "is the way rents are
going up. I think the landlords
are pushing up the rents because
of the need."
Backing up Davis on the raise
in rents, an Indian student at the
center complained because rooms
which he had looked at last month
are from two to three dollars a
week more this month.
Temporary Housing,
Tn order to accommodate the
overflow of male foreign students,
cots are being set up in the Cen-
ter's Madalin Pound house and
the basement of Lane Hall.
"If the situation gets really bad,*
Davis said, "some of the women
will have to be housed temporarily
in Health Service. But this will
happen only in the case of an ex-
treme emergency," he added.
The staff is hoping, however,
that during October, what they
call the month of adjustment,
these students will be absorbed.
"We're not thinking beyond that,"
Davis maintained.
Not Confident
"We are not at all confident
about the housing situation,"
Davis said. "It will be difficult,
but on the basis of last year, I
think the students will be absorbed
by mid October."
Davis says he is still hoping
faculty families williconsider rent-
ing rooms where they haven't be-
fore, even though they may be
some distance from the main cam-
pus area. This, he added, would
help alleviate some of the housing
difficulties for these students.
NSA Congress
Will Be Held
Here in August
The University will play host
to the 10th National Student As-
sociation Congress next August.
Student Government Council's
Congress bid, prepared by presi-
dent Bill Adams, '57, vice-presi-

Orientation Begins as Conventions End

Biggest convention of the year-topping both Democratic and
Republican in size and mass confusion-is the niversity's orientation
Instead of meeting to nominate a single candidate, these delegates
(all new students) meet to elect individual and varied courses.
"I've lost my orientation group and I don't know where to find
it," is one of the resulting problems.
Director of Orientation Robert L. Garfield, permanent chairman
of this convention, hears many stories of this nature.
In his spare time, Garfield runs back and forth to luncheon
and dinner meetings with orientation leaders, keeping order and seeing
that "the delegates from Minnesota will please find their seats."
The individual student new to campus is the person most affected
by orientation. He walks into Hill Auditorium at 8 a.m. to find a
convention atmosphere and literally hundreds of blanks to fill in and
questionnaires to answer.
This is +he fellow wh n fndshimselfwrmting "Yes" in the blankr


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