87% Ask for Self-Service In Recent Council Survey
An overwhelming majority of undergraduates polled by the Student Council indicated that the only change in the present dining hall system they would accept was more self-service. Results compiled yesterday showed that 87 percent of those answering the question "Would you accept more self-service?" circled "yes."
Charles M. Warchol '63, chairman of the Dining Halls Committee, said yesterday that he would recommend to the Council at tonight's meeting that it advocate the installation of a milk dispenser in each House in view of this response.
For the same reason the Chairman will also recommend that the Council favor the continuance of the University's policy of "natural attrition," whereby no new employees are hired to replace those that leave.
Approximately 2400 students responded to Thursday's poll, most voting against the other alternatives listed. To the question "What is your response to elimination of seconds of meat?" 63 per cent circled the answer "intolerable," and 24 per cent, "acceptable only as a last resort."
The results were also negative on the question of limiting the number of glasses of milk per meal to two; 42 per cent thought it "intolerable," though 40 per cent were either "strongly" or "slightly" in favor of it.
A fourth question, asking about the substitution of margarine for butter, fared better than the ones on meat and milk; 50.5 per cent were either strongly or slightly in favor of the change.
Warchol said, however, that he would not recommend that the Council advocate the substitution of margarine, as the result was less than 60 per cent, the figure the Committee had considered necessary to indicate a general trend.
May Coordinate House Drama
In another area, Howard J. Phillips '62, President of the Council, announced preliminary plans for coordinating House drama activities in order to save money and avoid scheduling conflicts.
The proposal calls primarily for common ownership of expensive theatrical equipment, such as lighting apparatus, stage risers, and stage construction tools. By combining their efforts, House societies could reduce budgets and thus expand programs, Phillips said.
Also included in the plan was a proposal to systematize the scheduling of plays, to avoid having several given on the same weekend. Such a plan would be necessary to avoid equipment shortages.