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University faculty morale is presently holding up well under the
pressure of outside job offers, but prospects for the future look grim.
This is attested by a Daily survey of 11 of the University's 15
schools and colleges and 25 of the 29 departments of the literary
While University staff members have received what was described
as "an unusual number of offers" - well over 200, according to the
survey - only 55 professors are reportedly leaving'thus far.
"But if things continue as they are for the next month in Lan-
sing and the next year at the University, the situation wilt be criti-
cal," Chairman Leo Goldberg of the astronomy department prophe-
Younger staff members, in particular, find salary increases tempt-
ing, although not necessarily because of fear of the state cash crisis.
Hit Science, Math
The mathematics and science departments and the engineering
school have been hardest hit.
Prof. G. E. Hay, chairman of the mathematics department, re-
ported that he has lost five key men of his staff of 57. With the
department's strongest topologist going to Harvard University; two
other staff men are consequently leaving.
One of these professors had just been hired for the 1959-1960
academic year when he received word of the topology "raiding." Prof. CENTER OF A C
Hay said he therefore accepted an offer with another university. tinues, faculty me
f -. Thirteen members of the mathematics staff received offers from industry and other;


High Despite

U' Crisii

other schools, with one professor approached by five different schools.
Prof. Hay estimated the total number of offers for the department
at 22.
"A fairly common salary increase offer is $3,000," he said. "One
man was offered $5,000 additional."
"But there won't be a collapse," he asserted. "The present unrest
presents only a minor annoyance to people and a slight desire to get
away from the atmosphere we're living in."
Prof. Hay said he has noticed some difficulty in hiring people:
They question whether or not they will get paid next year.
"The long-range view," Dean Stephen S. Attwood, of the engi-
neering college, said, "seems to be 'I know I. can weather the storm
for a short time, but can I do it for two, three or four years?'
Notes Continual Pressure
"The situation is a continual pressure," he continued. "A lot of
people are sitting on the edge now and unless the University is able
to make substantial raises next year, we'll feel it the following year."
Attwood attributed faculty losses to "uncertainty here, attrac-
tive salary offers elsewhere and normal turnover."
His college has received the greatest number of job offers and
the highest proposed salary increases.
"We have had 25 job opportunities, offering a range of increase
from 30 to 80 per cent," Attwood said.
Of these offers, six have reportedly been accepted. A professor
in chemical and metallurgical engineering will head a department at
the University of Notre Dame.
Five other engineering professors have requested leaves of ab-

sence to work for airplane companies in California. "But the difficulty
here is that we have no assurance that they will return," Attwood
added. '
"If we miss a payday, some will undoubtedly leave permanently,"
he affirmed.
Prof. David Dennison, chairman of the physics department, de-
clined to comment.
Losses in the chemistry department are not as severe as those in
mathematics, the applied sciences or other pure sciences. One of 30
men in the department is presently resigning, according to Prof. Leigh
Anderson, chairman.
Grade Present Problem
To him, the greatest problem seems presented by graduate stu-
dents from other universities.
"Actually, these outside graduates, potential members of the fac-
ulty, are not coming here because they hear the faculty isn't being
Will the problem be solved when the financial crisis is resolved?
"No," Prof. Anderson replied, "this fiasco in Lansing may hurt the
University for a long period of time."
There has been "no indication of a drop in staff morale" in three
of four natural science departments, the survey showed. Prof. James
T. Wilson, geology department chairman, said simply, "I have noth-
ing to report."
Prof. Kenneth L. Jones, botany department chairman, noted,
"There has undoubtedly been some restlessness; on the whole, I've
See FACULTY, Page 2

CRISIS-As Michigan's financial turmoil con-
embers are receiving lucrative Job offers from


See Page 4


Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom


VOL. LXIX, No. 168
IHC Orders
Of Structure
Purpose, Potential
To Undergo Study
The Presidium of the Inter-
House Council last night told its
president to choose a committee
which would study IHC's preseni
The motion ordered IHC Presi-
dent Boren Chertkov, '60, to ap-
point a group to investigate the
purpose, function and potential
of the organization. The commit-
tee is to report back to IHC the
first week after the Thanksgiv-
ing recess and recommend any
necessary changes.
Chertkov said the organization
had two choices. "We could have
discussed specific changes in the
constitution yesterday or we could
have set up a study committee.'
The first idea was abandoned
because the Executive Board be-
lieves that it has a responsibility
to try to make the IHC success-
ful under the present constitu-
tion. Thus the study committee
was established to see if the or-
ganization could function under
the present constitution.
The IHC president said that "a
series of criticisms, including the
recent Hinsdale House disruption,
caused the executive board to re-
alize the importance of setting up
such a committee."
Serving on the committee will
be two members of the faculty,
two members of the administra-
tion and at least three represen-
tatives from the men's residence
halls. Under the present IHC con-
stitution, the Presidium must ap-
prove the appointments to this.
In other business the Presidium
approved the following as chair-
men for IHC committees: Big Ten
secretariat, Hugh Witemeyer, '61,
IHC Judiciary chairman, Louis
Jaffe, '60, House Services, Barrett
McGregor, '61, Academic-scholar-
ship, Cliff Venier, '61, Rush study,
Edward Berne, '61, and assistant
to the administrative vice-presi-
dent, Edward Cohen, '60.
Soviet Tactics
Draw U.S. Ire
GENEVA (A - In a crisp two-
minute speech United States Sec-
retary of State Christian A. Her-
ter admonished the 'Soviet Union
yesterday to stop accusing the
West of preparing for an aggres-
sive war.
Associates said Herter was seek-
ing to clear the air in negotiations
over Germany.
The Secretary of State was obvi-
ously annoyed at the charges
bandied about in the conference
both by Gromyko and East Ger-
man Foreign Minister Lothar Bolz.
He warned Soviet Foreign Min-
is ter Andrei A. Gromyko that
such accusations can lead to seri-
ous tensions in the Big Four For-
eign Ministers Conference.
Herter's intervention highlight-
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Tables Selectivity Report
The Selectivity Study Committee of the Interfraternity
Council recommended to the IFC Executive Committee last
night that a program of positive action toward the "eventual
elimination of arbitrary discriminatory restrictions and prac-
tices" be initiated.
The report was tabled in order for the Executive Committee
to facilitate further study.
The committee, chaired by Fred Wright, '59, also recom-
mended that the IFC "while maintaining the necessary and
basic principles of free membership selection by individual fra-
ternities, be opposed to selectivity practices which are based on
race, nationality or other similarly artifiicial criteria, rather
than individual merit."
However, Wright emphasized the importance for the IFC to
recognize that these practices "present a question of attitude,
which is ultimately more important than that of legal re-
Therefore the committee recommended that the IFC, "in-
stead of attempting coercive measures, should endeavor to "as-
sist local chapters and work directly with their national organ-
izations toward the voluntary elimination" of the practices.
In order to effect this the Study Committee asked the Exec-
utive Committee to alter the IFC administrative structure by
having the Fraternity Services Committee devote about "half
its time in the area of membership selection"
Wright said "such a change would provide the greatest
opportunity for continuity in policy and effort."
Conference Track Meet
Set To Open Here Today

.Big eTen
Big Ten faculty representatives
tightened Conference eligibility
rules yesterday in the first day of
its three-day spring business ses-
The faculty group will combine
with Conference athletic directors
this morning to decide the future
of the present Rose Bowl pact
which expires next year.
Early speculation saw renewal
of the series as remote. However,
an unprecedented secret ballot in
which the proposal might be
passed isn't being ruled unlikely.
Neither is a postponement of the
decision until a later date out of
the picture.
In action yesterday, the faculty
group ruled that a Big Ten ath-
lete who withdraws from school
the same semester in which he
competed must wait one calendar
year after re-entering before re-
gaining eligibility.
The former rule stipulated that
only six consecutive months of
enrollment was required.
An age limit of 19 years was
reaffirmed for all alien athletes
except hockey players who parti-
cipate in outside contests before
entering a Conference school.
They will lose a year's eligibility
IM' To Host
Michigan yesterday was
named the site of two 1960
Big Ten winter sport cham-
pionships by Conference ath-
letic directors.
Wrestling will be held March
4-5 and swimming at the Var-
sity Pool on March 3-4-5.
The gymansties meet was
awarded to Minnesota and
Iowa will host fencing on the
same weekend.
Ohio State was given the in-
door track meet at a previous
Conference meeting.
for every year they are over 19 in
which they compete on foreign
soil. The age limit was formerly
set at 20 years for all athletes.
Also changed tentatively at a
previous meeting and reaffirmed
yesterday was the requirement of
athletes to maintain a 2.5 overall
grade-point average in order to
receive renewal of full financial
aid grants.








Michigan, which replaced Illinois as Big Ten indoor track titlists
March, begins a bid today to wrest away the Illini's outdoor crown.
The two schools begin their battle along with eight othr teams
two finals and six preliminary events at Ferry Field at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are still availabe at the Athletic Administration Bldg.
r today's contests and tomorrow's slate of 12 finals (beginning at
1 p.m.) Since it is a Conference-
sponsored meet, students cannot
t/.Y.sYget in on their ID cards.
A e dThe only thing that odds-
e makers definitely expect is a two-
. . team runaway by defender Illi-
dead Ilitnois nois and challenger Michigan.
Otherwise, the.best authorities are
By BUZ STEINBERG split on their choice for a win-

Dewey Says
Siberia 'Best'
For Students
If University students go to Rus-
sia they should be sent to Siberia,
Prof. Horace W. Dewey of the
Slavic language department, sug-
gested yesterday.
Recently returned from a trip
to Russia with University Presi-
dent Harlan Hatcher, Prof. Dewey
pointed out that student visitors
would enjoy themselves more at a
place like the University of Irkutsk
where few foreigners had studied
and where they would receive more
Moscow and Leningrad univer-
sities are the places where for-
eigners usually study, so that
Americans would be no novelty, he
Any intelligent Michigan stu-
dent who knows Russian would do
very well in Siberia or in any Rus-
sian university, Prof. Dewey em-
Reflecting on the language in-
struction in Russian schools, which
is his primary interest, he reported
that the Russians are about to
change their already effective
language instruction program.
Believing that their youth did
not converse as easily as they
would have liked with English-
speaking visitors at the 1957 Mos-
cow youth conference, the Rus-
sians have decided to emphasize
an oral - aural program, Prof.
Dewey related.
It will be similar in some re-
spects, to the University's language
laboratory program followed by
the German and the romance
language departments.
Prof. Dewey said that "language
lab" facilities at some Russian
schools are already superior to
those at the University. In one
place he saw a laboratory with a
collection of about a thousand dif-
ferent English language tapes,
each of which played for 40 min-
The tapes represent the lan-
See DEWEY, Page 2

-Daily-Michael Rontal
RECALLS TRIP-Prof. Horace W. Dewey of the slavic languages
department describes language teaching in the Soviet Union. He
recently returned from Russia where he accompanied University
President Harlan Hatcher on an inspection of the Soviet educa-
tional system.

Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING - Michigan's
netmen stormed through the first
round of the Big Ten tennis finals
yesterday by sweeping every match
they played.
The Wolverines took a com-
manding lead over everyone in-
cluding last year's champs, Iowa.
Michigan finished the day with 24
points compared to the Illini's 18,
and Minnesota's 12.
Leading the "M" netters was
captain Jon Erickson who swept
past both of his opponents in
number one singles. Erickson
played steadily and pushed his
shots past Keith Anderson of. Wis-
consin and Vandy Christie of
Northwestern with ease. He took
two sets from each by the identi-"
cal score, 6-1, 6-1.
Following Erickson's footsteps
was Gerry Dubie who also drew a
two-match first round. Dubie
found his first opponent, Minne-
sota's Hugh Tierney, a fast lefty,
but after the beginning volleys,
he found his range. He defeated
the southpaw in two sets 6-4, 6-4.
In the quarterfinal match
against Gay Messick of North-
western, Dubie played aggressively
and smothered his opponent, 6-2,

Illinois coach Leo Johnson
wasted no time naming Michigan
the favorite after he arrived in
town yesterday. He pointed to
Michigan's indoor victory and in-
juries to two of his key perform-
ers, Del Coleman and Paul Fore-
man, as the main factors.
"Coleman could be worth 10-15
points if he is well," explained
Johnson. "But is is hobbled by a
leg injury."
Foreman, British Empire broad
jump champion, has an unusual
foot injury, the coach added.
See 'M', Page 6

'U Regents
Set Meeting
.For Today
The University's Board of Re-
gents will hear a report on the
University's financial situation at
their meeting at 2 p.m. today.
They will also consider Student
Government Council's resolution
disapproving loyalty acts in the
National Defense Education Act.
The Regents will also approve
leaves of absence for faculty, and
the appointment of department
chairmen. A survey and report on
University building projects will
be considered.

View Change
In Students
Notes Participation,
Vigor about Country
A picture of the Soviet Union
as a "nation in ferment" was
given by University President Har-
lan Hatcher in his speech, "Our
Soviet Neighbors," last night.
President Hatcher described the
new generation of Russian stu-
dents as having "a new standard
of measure which does not begin
at the Czarist level, but much
It is impossible to predict what
this generation will do, but It is
certain that they will do some-
thing, he said.
Their being educated in the
Soviet system, and turned loose in
a new society "must result in a
profound modification," he main-
He stressed the violent surge of
progress which is sweeping the
Soviet Union describing the new
technology in which "acres of
apartment houses are being built
night and day to provide housing
for the people."
Meets Indian Delegation
President Hatcher reported that
he had met, on one of his tours,
an Indian delegation of engineers,
who were guests of the Soviet
Union for three months while they
studied the workings of the Rus-
sian steel plants.
"Wherever we turned we could
not escape the sense of vigor and
participation," he noted. Russia is
in a state" of such rapid transi-
tion that no one who has not been
there can possibly comprehend it,
he added.
As head of a delegation of schol-
ars who went to' Russia for the
months of April and May, Presi-
dent Hatcher was able to see a
good deal of the workings of Rus-
sian education.
"The Soviet Union has payed
handsomely for education," he
said, "and my fullest observation
shows that they have made it pay."
Hatcher "Astounded"'
"I was astounded at the breadth
of the reading done by students
majoring in English," he noted,
"especially by the high quality of
English spoken by these students
who had never had any contact
with an English speaking person."
The Soviets have the greatest
educational incentive system I
have ever seen, President Hatcher
said, but there is something miss-
ing in the overall picture Hof edu-
cation as Americans know it.
As an example, he cited the case
of a arnn of vnung connomics

. .. addresses University

Opwood Speaker Defines Poetic Form

Poetry is the embodiment of the "swaying form," Howard Nemerov,
poet and novelist, said in his address to the Hopwood winners yester-
day in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Speaking on "The Swaying Form: A Problem in Poetry," Nemerov
cited the way good poetry probes and shifts and identifies its form with
the artistic impulse of the author.
Thisform, however, may go against what the public is accustomed
to, he noted.
The poet used religion as a norm in society, comparing the artistic
notion to it The wavin form tries to followreliginn in that both

The winners of the 1959 Hopwood Awards were announced yes-
Largest money winner was. Joseph Kennedy, Grad., who received
the largest single award of $1,400 for a collection of poems titled "The
Nest." He also won a major award of $1,000 in the essay division for
"Who Killed King Kong."
Louis Megyesi, '59, was another double award winner. He received
$1,100 in the major drama classification and $1,100 in the major
fiction grouping.
Other major awards went to Carroll Cox. Grad., who won $800


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