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ON P.A. 379
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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom

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Dean Stephen Spurr of the Rackham School for Graduate Studies
is among four top contenders for the chancellorship) of the seven
state-supported Fiorida universities..:....
Rolert Lynch. director of information services for the University
'fFlorida ('in Gainsville),* confirmed that Spurr «is in the running.
Other candidates for the job are Harold Crosby, president of the
noffered" he said. "Im very happy here "
Th total enrollment of esev
largest campus is at Gainsville
wih 17,500bytudents. Each college.. . . . . . *.* ~ Xk'..
responsible to the chancellor.
Former chancellor Broward Cul-
e Sr dpepper resigned Jan. 1, reportedly
becas e of disagreement be w en
'Fed Up'
N Last year Kirk vetoed 32 educa-
tion bills. The 32 Kirk vetoes were
partially responsible for the resig-
Preident J. aye Rei tz. AT he
time Weitz said he was "fed up
> ;with thearchaic educational sys-
- Kirk objected to the appoint-
ment of Weitz's successor, former -
~. Florida Supreme Court Chief Just-
ice Stephen O'Connell, charging Vice-President Nih
there was "dirty dealing," and de---
mandreingted reigainr of thd
bmlnairuse chiranof the Flor- NATIONWIDE CHECK:
ida regents, Chester Ferguson
dicato." utFergso refset
Dean Spuerw trmda "a U ' Race
X7~-,~ ~natioThefLniversity of Florida u
wit th rhiduainlss

*Regents To OK.New
Miandatory Age Limit
Two University vice-presidents are expected to leave their
posts- in the wake of a proposed revision in the Regents' by-
laws, which would regjuire top executive officers to retire at
age 65, The Daily learned yesterday.
Executive Vice-President Marvin L. Niehuss and Vice-
President and Director of the Dearborn Center William L:
Stirton would both be affected by the revision. Niehuss is 65,
while Stirton will turn 65 in March.
Both Niehuss and Stirton refused to comment on their
possible retirement.
The recommended rev_,S on would require the president
and the vice-presidents to etirewatu65. Formerly the retire-
ment age for top administrators
was set. at 70. Administrators be
low the rank of vice-president
would not be affected by the by-K1

? uss I 'ice-Presid

Breakdown Re

New Officers
5 Voice Political party last night
elected Paul Haywood, Grad, its

dent newspaper, the Alligator, then


new chairman.
"We've committed ourselves to
getting war research off campus,"
said Haywood. He listed this as
one major thrust of Voice action
for this term.t
Other Voice objectives include
getting the University out of the
Institute for Defense Analysis and
the establishment of the right of
students to make their own non-
academic regulations.
Haywood also wants to requit e
any recruiter who comes to cam-
pus to speak to students who
4uestion his right to interview at
the University. This demand
means that recruiters must speakI
with demonstrators.
Also elected to Voice posts were
*Julie Wrigley, '71, secretary; Rar,-
dy Jacobs, treasurer; Bruce Le-
vine, '71, chairman for the coin-
mittee on internal education;
Phyllis Schindel, editor of the4
Voice newsletter; and Douglas
Burke, Grad, chairman of the
Fishbowl committee.C

called for a protest strike against1ya
Kirk, but postponed any action Beginning with the fall term
when D irk agreed to call a special of 1968 the University will com-
session of the Florida legislature pile statistics classifying studentsI
to seek ways of finding more on the basis of "race or national
money for the state universities, origin."
Ferguson appointed a subcom- This will be done to fulfill re-
mittee of the Florida regents to quirements of the U.S. Depart-
consider appointing a new chan- ment of Health, Education, and
,ellor. The subcommittee's chair- Welfare (HEW) which surveys all
man, Clarence Menser, declined educational institutions to deter-
to say that he had spoken to mine if they are complying with
Spurn, but said "we wil be inter- IeCiilRht Act ofy1964.
viewing all possible candidates in; The University was required to
the near future."T

any of the areas mentioned in the{
questionnaire. These included ad-t
missions and recruiting policies,c
University housing and other fa-l
cilities, financial aid programs,;
extra-curricular activities, and!
off-campus housing.
Beginning with the fall senes-t
ter, the government will z equie e
"firm figures" rather than esti-r
mates in their reports. This re-s
quirement will have to be met by:
all educational institutions.
The 'information contained in
the reports is used by HEW to de-t
termine to what degree minority;
group students make use of facil-
ities and services of schools. TitleC
Six of the 1964 Civil Rights Act'
states that no institution shall re-
ceive federal financial assistance
if it discriminates on tae basis of
race or national origin.
The statistical reports will not
be the only criteria for determin-
ing whether or not institutions
are complying with the civil
rights act.

If the report filed by the inves-
tigating team concludes that d%-
crimination exists, HEW will hold'
hearings giving the institution a
chance to explain its position. If
the school fails to correct its dis-"
criminatory policies, -teps wil be!
taken to cut off its fede-al funds.
HEW officials hope that enrol)-
ment figures will aid fedet al!
agencies concerned with higher
education in establishing aid pio-
grams for minority groups.
Institutions like to have the in-
formation for their own use to
review their efforts and programsI
in the area of racial equality, ac-
cording to Solomon Arbeiter,
CNP Likely T
In JuteSChoo

law revision.
Sources indicate that the Re-
gents have generally agreed to the
proposed revision, although some
individual Regents have object-
It is expected that the by-
law revision will be approved at
Friday's Regents meeting. How-
eft Stinoi ever, some sources indicate pass-J
age ot the bylaw could be de ayed
until later this winter because of
other pressing business on the
Regents' agenda.1
Niehuss reportedly will announce
his retirement after University
quested President Robben W. Fleming
p~icks his successor. University
sources say Fleming will re-
higher education coordinator for name and expand the powers of
the HEW Office of Civil Rigbts. Niehuss' post in a minor admin-
Arbeiter cited the University of istrative realignment.
Illinois as an example of one Fleming is reportedly in thej
school which has been using such final stages of negotiation for;
figures for several years to study Niehuss' replacement. Sources re-;
the role of minority students. port the new man is an educatorl
from a non-Michigan institution
Arbeiter said that only four who is currently on leave and
schools have failed to comply with working for the government in
the regulations by refusing to Washington.
submit reports. Federal aid was . Fleming has not begun to look
terminated for Marion Institute for a successor to Stirton.
in Marion, Ala., Mississippi Col- The bylaw revision was not in-j
lege in Clinton, Miss., Bob Jones itiated by Fleming. The Regentsj
University in Greenville, S.C., and are continuously in the processing
Freewill Baptist Bible College in of revising their bylaws and have1
Nashville, Tenn. been considering changes in the
See HEW, Page 2 retirement age bylaws for some
Niehuss has been on the faculty
O RC VerSed an instructor and research as-
B ack A yers slince 1927 when he was appoint-eanisrco-ndeerha-;
sistant in the school of business
administration. He became an as-
sociate professor in the law
school in 1936, and professor of
in his own right of property with- law and Vice-President in chargej
in the school district which is of university relations in 1944. He
assessed for taxes." At presentwas named Vice-President and
Ayers does not own any property Dean of Faculties in1951.
in Ann Arbor. In an administrative restruct-
"If I decide to run, we will uring in 1962, the duties of the
either fight the law in court or Vice-President and Dean of Facu-
arrange for me to buy some lties was split into the Office of
property in Ann Arbor." Ayers Academic Affairs and Executive
continued. . Vice-President. Niehuss was named
According to Richard Bailey, one Executive Vice-President whilef
of the attorneys for the School Roger Heyns, then dean of the
Board, while the property issue literary college, was picked as,
"has never come up before, if the Vice-President for Academic Af-
Supreme Court's decisions on the fairs.t
former property qualifications for Stirton was appointed a Vice-
voting are applicable, it is not President of the University in July,1
necessary for a candidate to be on 1956. Four months later he was 1
the tax rolls. All he has to be-in given additional duties as director
laymen's terms - is liable for of the University's Dearborn cam-;
taxation." . pus.

Probe MSU
Book 'Cartel
LANSING UP) -- Atty. Gen,
Frank Kelley said yesterday he
was considering a Michigan State
University professor's request for
an investigation of possible viola-
tion of antitrust laws by book
stores in East Lansing.
fA decision on the proposed in-
vestigation will come "shortly,
within the next few days," said a
spokesman for Kelley.'
Walter P. Adams, a professor of
economics, asked Kelley to check
into what he termed "the possi-
bility that a conspiratorial 'cartel'
may currently be o p e r a t in g
among the bookstores of East
"This 'cartel'," he added, "may
be in contravention of the anti-
trust statutes of the State of
Adams is a. former economic
counsel to the U.S. Senate Anti-
trust and Monopoly Subcommit-
tee and a member of the U.S. at-
torney general's national commit-
tee to study the antitrust laws.
In his formal request to Kelley,
Adams said there was an "ab-
sence of price competition"
among the bookstores where MSU
students buy texts for their
He said there appears to be an
organization of bookstore man-
agers, headed by the bookstore on
the MSU campus, with a mem-
bership fee of $40 per store per
month, "ostensibly for the collec-
tion and dissemination of book
lists which are furnished by the
university's academic depart-
ments to the MSU Bookstore free
of charge.
James D. Howick, manager of
the MSU Bookstore, and off-
campus managers have denied
Adams' assertions of collusion.
They said the MSU Bookstore
began to supply the off-campus
stores with book lists only after
the academic departments said
they felt it was too great a cleri-
cal burden for them to make sep-
arate lists and suggested a master
list for the MSU store.

Not Involved
The subcommittee's report was
originally supposed to be submitted
Jan. 8, but when no candidate was
selected it was postponed until
Feb. 5. A reliable source indicated
that Spurr, a Florida alumnus,
was a-likely candidate because the j
regents were thinking about re-
cruiting someone not involved in
Fiorida's politics. The chancellor
draws up the budget for each of
the seven schools, subject to legis-1
lative approval.
Spurr came to the University!
from the University of Minnesota'
in 1952, and was appointed the
dean of the natural resources
school in 1962, where he served
until his appointment as Rack-
Cham dean in 1964.

furnish estimates of the number1
of students enrolled by race for
the fall semester. According to
Ernest Zimmermann, assistant to
the, vice-president of academic af-
fairs, the totals submitted were
550 Negroes and 700 in the cafe-
gory of "other races."
The report also required esti-
mates of the number of students.
in each racial category aarticipat-
ing in University housing, athletic
scholarships, and financial aidI
programs. The University was
also asked to answer questions
concerning discrimination in ad-'
mission policies and student ac-



Ann Arbor Citizens for New

A school whose report indicates Politics (CNP) are seriously con-
that some form of discrimination ididering supportinghBiAyers,
may occur will probably be visited irecor of the Children's Coin-
munity School, as a candidate to
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py an rik;W investigating LealTI.

Zimmermann explained that, The policies and practices o the
the University's report stated that school will be evaluated through
there was no discrimination in observation.

Dormitory Teach-In Continues Tonight

About 50 students attended a
teach-in on visitation policy and
women's hours last night at Smit-
ty's in South Quadrangle. This
was the second of three teach-ins
to be held this week sponsored by
Student Government Council.
At the teach-in SGC members
and South Quad residence staff
participated in a dialogue with the
students who were there. The
discussion ranged from student-
faculty-administratio. relations to
University policy concerning pun-
isment of violator of dorm reg-
ulations. The teach-in series will
continue tonight in Markley Hall
at 11:45 p.m.
In a special session last night,
Markley Council granted a request
by SGC for use of Markley facil-
ities for the teach-in tonight.
The meeting was called after
Markley president Don Racheter,
'69, declined to act on the request,
which was officially made late last
night by SGC Coordinating Vice-

fill one of the three vacancies on
the Ann Arbor Board of Edu-
cation in the city election this
"There's very little doubt thatt
running candidates for the School7
Board would be politically rele-
vant for New Politics," Ayers
said yesterday. "The only realj
problem is whether I would be;
the right candidate."
"There are several potential,
handicaps in my running. My age
and my 'relative lack of direct
experience with the Ann Arbor
public school system could be used
against me. And perhaps even my
association with the Children's
Community would be a liability,"
he continued.
'Model for Reform'
"But, my own feeling is that
the Children's Community will be
a decided asset because I can use
it as a model - in some ways -
for public school reform. This
is vital becase what so seldom is
talked about in these elections is
what's happening to the kids in
the classroom. And no one asks
whether what's happening to the
kids is good," Ayers continued.
The Children's Community is an
unstructured experimental school
for 24 children, aged four to
eight years old, operating out of
the basement of the Friend's Cen-
According to Bertram Garskof,
New Politics candidate for Con-
gress, a final decision on Ayers'
01,17.ii.,ov nnri h~,a HPCicirnn on

Committee Studies Conversion
Of Quad Houses into Offices.


surplus is in Vera Baits, Bursley,
.- fvfrr 1miin, r it; n in


The Plant Extension Com m ittee Wes Qauadr l eu s ing h has b n
is investigatig the possibilities of West Quadrangle, which has been
converting Lloyd and Chicago over capacity for the past three
Houses of West Quadrangle from years. "Last fall. the occupamcy
residence halts to academic of- was 105 of capacity," MacKay
fices. said.
MacKay commented that if
The Plant Extension Committee surplus housing is to be nade into
consists of the executive officers office space, it should be done in
of the University and is chaired those buildings where occupany
by Wilbur K. Pierpont, vice-pre;- problems exist.
ident for financial affairs. MacKay is a member of the
According to Director of Uni- three-man group that estimated,
versity Housing John Feldkamp, the rental cost .that would have
the important decision is when to to be paid to the Office of Uni-
convert West Quadrangle into of- versity Housing if West Quad

R. Bowyer, superintendent of
building service and maintenance;
Harlan J. Mulder, assistant to the
vice-president for financial af-
fairs: and James E. Lesche, as-
sistant to the vice-president for
academic affairs.
John G. McKevitt, assistant to
the vice-president for financial
affairs, described the committee'
investigation as a "tentative and
exploratory information gather-
ing" to keep officials poste on
existing facilities. "Certainly no
commitment has been made."
According to MacKay, the con-
version of the quadrangle into of-

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