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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom

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. LXIX, No. 92





eed Fund Assurance
or Dearborn Opening

Three -Power
Seeks, Peace






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Special to the Daily
DEARBORN-The time and ex-
tent of opening, the University's
Dearborn Center will be deter-
mined by the state legislature's
assurance of adequate funds, Vice-
President William Stirton said
Speaking before the Association
of Wayne County School Superin-
teikdents, Stirton, who is director
of the Center, called attention to
the need for an $84,500 appropria-
tion to hire admissions officers and
job coordinators and need for a
$550,000 first year operating ap-
The $84,500 is a non-recurring
expense essential to the Center's
opening on time, he said.
Jobs Integrated
Three-fourths of the students
at. the Center, which will offer
only junior, senior, and graduate
courses, will attend school on a
carefully coordinated work-study
basis, he explained, with job in-
ternships being closely integrated
with courses.
The Center will run on the four
term, or quarter system, with stu-
dents in engineering and business
administration attending classes
one quarter and working the next,
half the students in class in any
If the necessary operating funds
are not made available soon, Stir-
ton said, the Center's opening may
be delayed a quarter or certain
programs delayed or minimized.
The campus' four buildings, con-
structed from a $6.5 million' grant
by the Ford Motor Co. and the
Ford Motor Co. Fund, will be
ready for students in September.
Opens in Fall
While the campus is built for
2,700 students, plans call for open-!
ing the center in September with
400 students; and enrollment grad-
ually increasing, he said.
"'We're in a goldfish bowl and
everyone's looking in," he said,
referring tothe unique integrated
work-study program. Student jobs
are available in neighboring in-
dustry, and, Stirton emphasized,
are essentially research intern-

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DEARBORN CENTER-The University's Dearborn Center will
occupy the 210 acres represented by the darkly shaded areas of the
map. Directly to the north, Dearborn's community college is
constructing a new $8 million campus.
Ford Mansion To House
Euain Faiie

Special to The Daily
DEARBORN-Henry Ford's subdued baronial mansion, Fairlane,
will be the finest adult education, conference and seminar building in
the world if Vice-President William Stirton has his way.
The old mansion, with over 50 rooms, has sterling silver doorknobs,
mahogany paneling and what Stirton calls "fine environment for meet-
Built in 1915 for over $1 million, Fairlane is humble luxury. Ford
placed the home in a plush natural'environment. The front of the
home faces the Rouge River, which Ford dimmed, building a power-

Tax Move
LANSING (A) - An alternative
to mortgaging the Veterans Trust
Fund was offered yesterday by
Governor G. Mennen Williams.
He said the way was now open
to raise the state's debt limit and
borrow $50 million to meet the
cash emergency, thanks to pre-
payment of spring taxes by busi-
Gov. Williams, after summoning
legislative leaders to explain the
new prospect, did not necessarily
endorse it.
In any event, he told them, the
package of trust fund mortgage
bills pending in the House should
be kept alive for the time being.
Plan Debt Ceiling
Raising the state debt limit from
the present ceiling of $250,000
would require a constitutional
amendment. If the Legislature ap-
proves, it would go to a decisive
statewide vote April 6.
The Legislature would have to
act by March 2, favoring the high-
er debt maximum in each chamber
by a two-thirds favorable vote.
The governor said receipt of
a $5,100,000 check from the Ford
Motor Company yesterday morn-
ing boosted advance payment of
taxes by business over the last 10
days to $31,500,000.
With this extra money in the
treasury, Gov. Williams said it now
appeared the state could meet
essential obligatoins until about
April 15, just nine days after the
spring election.
Republicans Quiet
Republicans, apparently suspect-
ing the Governor's motives in
bringing forth the new possibility
just before their state convention,
had little to say.
Sen. Frank D. Beadle (R-St.
glair) and Rep. Allison Green (R-
Kingston), majority leaders, said
the debt limitation answer was
worth study.
Rep. Green added that 'he
thought the Governor was "stall-
"Big business has given him a
way to stall off the cash crisis until
after the election. He sees his
chance and he's taking it," he
"We're willing to talk it over,"
he continued.
The Legislature recessed a day
early in recognition of the GOP
state convention today and tomor-
row in Detroit.
Rep. Joseph J. Kowalski of De-
troit, Democratic house leader,
cautioned that money on hand
and in sight until April 15 will not
permit payment i full of state
school aid obligations.
From the governor's appraisal of
the situation, it appeared payment
of another monthly installment to
the University of Michigan and
Michigan State University was in
the cards.

for a combination appointive-elec-'
tive board for the next four years.
With 56 votes needed for pass-
age, the Senate-approved ap-
pointive plan was beaten 49-35.
The action virtually cleared away
any clouds hanging over selection
of candidates for a six-member
elective board at the Republican
and Democratic state conventions
this month.
Rep. Waldron said Wayne need-
ed an interim elective-appointive
board, containing several current
members, "to assure continuity of
Democrats, pushing for a sweep
of all six positions in the April 6
election, rejected the idea.
Still alive, but unlikely to come
up for a public vote, is a proposed
constitutional amendment which
would give Wayne the same con-
stitutional status under an elec-
tive board as the University and
Michigan State University.
Still resting in a House commit-
tee, it needs two-thirds favorable
vote in the House and Senate to
go on the ballot.
SGC Urges
A letter-urging discussion of the
Counseling Study Committee's re-
port was put in the mails today.
The letter, signed by Roger
Seasonwein, '61, a member of the
committee, and addressed to all
student groups on campus,, states
that without "student interest in
this area, the committee's two and
one-half years of work could lose
all value."
Seasonwein asked the presidents.
of the League, Union, IFC, PanHel,
IHC, Assembly and The -Daily
Editor to discuss-
1) the facts and recommenda-
tions contained in the report,
2) the manner in which the
recommendations could be imple-
mented, and
3) further suggestions and addi-
tions to the report.
A major part of the counseling
problem, he continued, is making
students aware of the services
available. This program of discus-
sion, he hopes will help solve the
Seasonwein said he is planning
to release details of a further pub-
licity program by the middle of
next week. "I would like to see the
whole campus informed-and talk-
ing about this report," he said.

IFC Adopts
Bias Study
Interfraternity Council 1 a s t
night adopted a proposal to set
up a committee to survey the
area of "restrictive" clauses.'
The plan, as presented by Presi-
dent John Gerber, '59, would evpl-
uate the present situation, and
recommend by June "definite
plans" for the Council's future
action in the area.
"We cannot, and do not wish
to avoid this matter," Gerber ex-
plained. "Fraternity feelings on
selectivity must be defined and
Gerber pointed to a "consider-
able reduction" over the past dec-
ade in the number of houses hav-
ing restrictive membership
clauses. Since little action has
been taken recently, he noted a
need for "re-evaluation" in the
area by the proposed committee.
The group, consisting of five
fraternity men, would "formally
compile relevant information and
air all the various arguments"
concerning selectivity.
In other action, Gerber read a
letter sent to Vice-President for
Student Affairs James A. Lewis
concerning the area of recogni-
tion of fraternal organizations.
The letter stated that the IFC
Executive Committee did not feel
that powers of recognition should
rest completely with Student Gov-
ernment Council; a group with
"little continuity of membership
and no understanding of, or ap-
preciation for, the entire scope of
the fraternity situation."

House Democrats
Smother WSU. Plan
LANSING (IP)-House Democrats yesterday killed a bill to make
the Wayne State University Board of Governors elective instead of
Two other measures to raise Central Michigan College and Eastern
Michigan College to university status passed by overwhelming mar-
gins and moved to the Senate.
Rep. Robert E. Waldron (R-Grosse Pointe) tried in vain to win
Democrats to a compromise plan on the Wayne governing body, calling

.Ike Asks
For Bank
House asked Congress yesterday
for quick approval of a multi-bil-
lion dollar increase in the United
States 'contribution to the World
Bank and the International Mone-
tary Fund.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
declared: "There is real urgency
for prompt action."
One reason, unspoken, was that
a delay beyond midyear would un-
balance his $77 billion budget for
the government year beginning
July 1. This year's budget already
is running a big deficit, estimated
at $12 billon.
Need Capital
In a special message President
Eisenhower said the 68-nation
bank and fund find themselves
needing more capital to perform
their tasks of stabilizing world
trade and supporting the develop-
ment of free world countries.
Proportionate increases are be-
ing proposed in all the countries
belonging to the two lending in-
The increased United States
subscriptions recommended by the
President call for:
To the fund, a cash payment of
$1,375,000,000 in gold and dollars.
This is a 50 per cent increase,
bringing 'this country's quota to
Urge Increase
To the bank, a 100 per cent in-
crease in the pledged United States
subscription. This would not be
in cash, however. It would simply
be earmarked and guaranteed for
the bank's' use if needed to cover
defaults on bank loans.
There have been no defaults in
the bank's 12-year history.
In the Senate the. President's
message was assigned to the For-
eign Relations Committee. The
committee chairman, Sen. J. Wil-
liam Fulbright (D-Ark.) told re-
porters he knew of no significant
For himself, he said: "I have
always supported bank and fund
legislation and will do so now."
In the House, the message land-
ed in the Banking and Currency

This work will provide valuable
experience, and -at the same time
enable the student to pay his way
through school, Stirton explained.
Fees for the four quarters will be
equivalent on a yearly basis to
those paid on the Ann Arbor
campus, he said.
Cite Fee
Students on the job will pay a
$40 fee if state residents. This is
necessary, he explained, because
of the cost of a coordinating course
and student services offered by the
Will Build Soon
Dearborn school superintendent'
Stuart Openlander said the city's
Henry Ford Community College
will soon begin construction of
its four-building campus adjacent
to the Dearborn Center.
This will provide, in effect, a
"four-year college situation, al-
though -the two institutions will be
.separate, Openlander said the
grant of 75 acres from the Ford
Motor Co. will make the campus,
planned to accommodate 11,400
students, "a little cramped."
He added that the possible shar-
ing of facilities with the University
would help alleviate the situation.
" He suggested a combined library
or auditorium as a possible co-
operative effort.
Openlander said the new junior
college campus will cost $8 million,
$6 million of which has been ap-
proved by the city's voters.,
Urge Riots
In Veniezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (P)-Pol-
tical foes of President-elect Rom-
ulo Betancourt are reported plan-
nling street disorders in protest;
' against his inauguration today.
Military police are expected to
take strong precautions against
any such outbreak.
Intelligence agents said today
the opposition plans call for wom-
en dressed in black to block traffic
around the capitol when Betan-
court arrives, while demonstrators
denounce him.
Betancourt, 50, is the first freely
elected president of Venezuela in
a decade. He heads the Leftist
Democratic Action Party.
The first disorder was reported
planned for midnight in El Silencio
district of midtown Caracas, where
rioters battled nolice with stinere

Nations Pu
For Quick

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Plan Growth
For Honors

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
in a series of articles concerning the
departmental honors programs of the
literary college.)
The fine arts honors program is
patterned after that of the philo-
sophy department.
"Though the fine arts program
came into existence about three
years ago it -was only given in
1955-56," Prof. Nathan T. Whit-
man of the fine arts department
said. In that year only seniors
participated in the program.
"We find that most majors in
fine arts tend to be women," Prof.
Whitman said. This situation is
changing and in the future we
hope to equalize the number of
male and female students major-
ing in the department."
The fine arts program runs for
three semesters. It is possible for
a student to enter the program
in the first semester of the junior
yeari but he will be. on trial for
that semester. "These students
would be given extra work in the
courses they are taking in order
to determine their capability,"
Prof. Whitman said.
"Next year the philosophy de-
partment will begin its junior'
program," Prof. William P. Alston
of the philosophy department
said. We have been running the
senior program for about six
years, he added.
All senior honors students
worked with one faculty member
who was interested in the same
branch of philosophy as the stu-
dent. "This year different stu-
dents will be assigned to different
faculty members," Prof. Alston
See 'U', Page 8
Daily' Needs
Photo Staff

,generating plant which Mrs. Ford
never allowed him to operate.
To the west is a quarter-mile
field, "the fairway," and a trail
running through natural woods
and leading to the famous rose
Stirton said the natural beauty
of the area, now University Dear-
born Center campus, will be pre-
served. The rose gardens have been
cared for since the University took
'over, as have the blue garden and
the English garden. "We're not
cutting a single tree out," Stirton
claimed proudly. He envisions a
series of paths leading through the
rustic setting.
The old house, brown stone on
the outside, has been stripped of
its furnishings and some of the
fancy ceilings have been covered
with fluorescent lights. This was,
done when the building housed the
Ford archives which were moved
when the University gained pos-
session of the structure.
Stirton took Wayne County
school superintendents on a tour of
the building yesterday. He pointed
out the vast number of rooms,
each with sturdy soundproof doors
See FAIRLANE, page 2

Predict Acceptance.
Of Zurich Proposal
For British Colony
LONDON. (P) - Britain, Greece
and Turkey pushed toward a last.
ing peace in Cyprus yesterday with
swift rounds of talks aim~ed at
bringing independence to that
troubled British colony.
Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd
told the House of Commons that
talks in London with Greek and
Turkish foreign ministers on 'the
Zurich Agreement on Cyprus were
going well.
Reliable informants predicted a
three-power conference to put the
final touches on the accord would
open in London Monday or Tues-
Greek Foreign Minister Evan-
ghelos Averoff and his Turkish
counterpart, Fatin Zorlu, expressed
optimism for winning British ap-
proval of the plan to make Cyprus
an independent republic, reached
at Zurich Wednesday.
Announce Plans
In Nicosia, Turkish Cypriot lead-
ers announced plans to fly to Lon-
don 'today.
There was conjecture that Arch-
bishop Makarios, exiled leader of
the Greek Cypriots, would come
to London. Makarios has praised
the Zurich Agreement as laying
the foundation for a quick solu-
tion to the Cyprus issue.
Now in Athens, Makarios was
exiled by the British. They ac-
cused him of fostering the violence
of Eoka, the Greek Cypriot under-
ground that fought for union with
The three-power conference of
foreign ministers is expected to
include both Greek and Turkish
Cypriot leaders, sitting as asso-
Conduct Study
Prime Minister Harold Macmil-
lan's cabinet made a preliminary
study of the Zurich agreement in
two meetings yesterday. The cabi-
net was expected to reach some.
decision on approval today.
There were reports of some con-
servative resistance to the idea of
yielding yet another part of the
once-mighty British empire. But
it was thought that Greek-Turkish
guarantees that Britain's strategic
position on Cyprus will be pre-
served will overconie objections.
The three ministers scheduled
another meeting for today. Zorlu
told newsmen: "It is progressing
very well."
May Decide Date
Averoff said he thought it pos
sible they would decide on a date
of a tripartite meeting tomorrow.
An offical announcement said
Sir Hugh Foot, governor of Cyprus,
has been told to return to Britain
at once for consultations.
A foreign office spokesman said
Lloyd will report to the Cabinet
today on his negotiations with the
Turkish and Greek fofeign min-
The next step in the mechanics
of granting independence to
Cyprus would be British Cabinet
approval of the Zurich Plan, sub-
ject to ratification by Parliament.
The Greek and Turkish cabinets
also would have -to give assent.
Lloyd and the Greek and Turk.
ish foreign ministers met at the
foreign office. The session was
largely devoted to British questions
about the text of the accord, which
has not yet been made public.
Staebler Asks
For Tax Plan
Democratic state chairman Neil
Staebler last night challenged Re-
publicans "to let the people know

through their spring convention
Saturday where they stand on
Staebler made the comment be-
fore the Democratic convention in
his home county of Washtenaw.

Increased Student .loans
Lower Federal Fundsf.
Federal loan funds are quickly being diverted into student pockets.
Men students have already borrowed half the money available
to them, Dean of Men Walter B. Rea reported yesterday. He said that
if the demand for federal loans continues as it is now, no funds will
be left by the end of the month. Assistant Dean of Women Gertrude E.
Mulhollen noted that about one third of the money to be spent
Son women students has been com-


Panel. Objects to Rigidity in, Science

A panel composed of a political scientist, a zoologist and an
historian tried a little debunking of science last night.
A definition from a noted physicist, P. W. Bridgeman on the
nature of science characterized the evening.
"Doing your damnedest with your mind," was Bridgeman's defini-
The definition was quoted by Prof. Inis L. Claude of the political
science department, who served as moderator.
Oppose Rigid Scientific Approach
While not all the debunking of science, and was done for the
purpose of clarifying the methods of social science, a stand was
taken against a too rigid approach to science.
Panel members warned against the dangers of letting techniques
in science get out of control and the idea that there is anything like
an unbiased study in social science.
Prof. Robert I. Crane of the history department said that the
social scientist who maintained that his study was unbiased was
dangerous, because he fooled both himself and possibly his audience.
"One of our most serious problems in natural science is letting our
methods run away with us," Prof. Frederick Smith of the zoology de-
partment said.
Cites Animal Study
He cited as an examnle a study where animals were reduced to

Money Still Available
There will, however, still be
money left in the University's
general student loan fund.
At the University's Flint col-
lege, "acceptable" applications for
loans are now being processed for
the full amount of its share of
the federal. grant. More students
applied for loans at Flint than the
college was able to handle, Rea in-
dicated, and almost all of these
were in education school.
He attributed the rush for loans
provided under the National De-
fense Act of 1958 to the act's
generous terms, "which are more
generous than any institution can
provide." Loans need not be re-
paid until a year after leaving
school, and they may be repaid
over a ten year period.
Cite Priority
Further, "special preference" is
set for students majoring in math-
ematics, science,.engineering and
foreign languages. For students
who plan to teach, there is a "for-
giveness clause," allowing them to
deduct 10 per cent from the loan

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