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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial


LXXIV, No. 24-S



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EMU Instructors
Resign Positions
Mott, Jacobusse Cite 'Intolerable,
Crowded Teaching Conditions'
Two Eastern Michigan University English instructors have re-
signed due to "intolerable teaching conditions."
Stewart R. Mott and K. Don Jacobusse have claimed that due to
heavy teaching loads and overcrowded classrooms "we cannot do the
job we expect of ourselves, and so we hurt ourselves and our students."
Their resignation is indicative of growing dissatisfaction among
EMU faculty with the. classroom conditions created by insufficient



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Regents Set Capital Outlay Need IU Research Pos


ANew Aircraft
A nnounced
By President
WASHINGTON MP) - President
Lyndon B. Johnson announced
yesterday development of a new
high speed plane which he said
would provide worldwide recon-
naissance ability.-
He told a news conference that
the new aircraft flies at three
times the speed of sound at al-
titudes above 80,000 feet with the
most m o d e r n reconnaissance
The system will be used during
periods of hostilities and at other
times when potentially hostile
forces are confronted, he said.
Although he did not say so,
Johnson appeared to be answer-
ing Republican critics-including
Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz),
the GOP presidential nominee-
who have charged the Democratic
administration has not initiated
any new strategic weapons sys-
Deployment of production units
of the plane to the strategic air
ROCHESTER (R) - A mob of
Negroes and whites, estimated at
about X00, dioted early today in
a Negro section of Rochester
and police ordered every avail-
able man to the scene.
Police said the disorder stem-
med from efforts to arrest a
Negro on a charge of public in-
force will begin soon after testing
in 1965, Johnson said.
He declared that actions from
the Communit north against
South Viet Nam "could provoke
a response;°' but he-said so far
as United States policy goes "we
seek no 'wider war."
In an obvious reference to a
proposal by French President
Charles de Gaulle, he noted that
the United States does not "be-
lieve in a conference call to ratify
He said American policy on this
point is unchanged.
Johnson said the need is for the
Communists to carry out existing
agreements which, going back to
1954, provide for neutralization.
and peace In Southeast Asia.
Pn civil rights, he said he
doesn't see how it can be removed
as a campaign issue 'in the presi-
dential campaign this year.
He said he intends to debate
the hard and serious issues in an
attempt to resolve them.
The question was raised whether
he intends to enter a pact with
Goldwater in which they would
agree not to make civil -rights an
Johnson said no, he had no such
plans, and added that after all
that's the purpose of political
Johnson also commented briefly
on a number of international
He said the United States has
constantly called for strengthen-
ing the free countries of Europe.
So no European country, he said,
should ever have to choose be-
tween its ties to Europe and its
ties to the United States.

funds, Prof. Hoover Jordan, chair-
man of EMU's English depart-
ment, said last night.
Dissatisfied Instructors
Mott mentioned at least three
other instructors whom he knows
are dissatisfied with EMU condi-
tions. He said that this feeling
"certainly exists among many
"We need enormous additions
to our budget if we are to hire and
retain enough faculty to bring
teaching loads to acceptable levels
and control the size of our class-
es," Prof. Jordan said.
He noted that English instruc-
tors must teach 12 hours of class
a week, whereas instructors at the
University, Michigan State Uni-
versity and Wayne State Univer-
sity teach only nine. He also
pointed to a 35:1 student-teacher
ratio in EMU's English depart-
ment. The same ratio at the Uni-
versity is around 28:1, he said.
Won't Teach at EMU
"The crux of the matter is
whether we can offer sufficient
inducements to attract new staff.
We have been conducting an enor-
mous number of interviews for
new faculty, but most young men
won't teach here. They can get a
comparable salary here, but they
can certainly find better condi-
tions at larger state schools."
Mott and Jacobusse submitted
their letter of resignation to EMU
Regents and administration, Gov.
George Romney, the State Board
of Education and the Citizen's
("Blue Ribbon") Committee on
Higher Education. They mention-
ed teaching 40 students in some
classes and having to spend 80
hours a week to do a job that took
only 50 hours 15 years ago. Both
taught a total of 130 students last
year; they claimed the load 15
years ago was only 70.
Mott said even part-time in-
structors must spend 30-40 hours
a week to do their jobs properly,
while 20-25 hours should be suf-
No Conferences, Reading
"We have no time, with so many
students, to correct papers, to
hold individual conferences or to
do the reading we must to remain
stimulating teachers. With so
many students in each class, lively
discussion with everyone joining
in is impossible," the letter stated.
Jordan said that similar condi-
tions exist at Northern, Central
and Western Michigan Universi-
ties, at Ferris State College and
other Michigan institutions. "The
bigger state schools have been able
to get ahead of these conditions
with large enough appropriations.
The problem is to take the smaller
schools and bring them into a
competitive position. This would
require a great deal more money
from the Legislature," he said.
Mott and Jacobusse issued a
direct appeal for such funds in
their letter. "Michigan is a rich
state. There is no reason why we
should not have the best system
of higher education in the coun-
"The people of this state-not-
ably the state Legislature-must
awaken to the need for more am-
ple budgets for higher education
.if they expect to keep good teach-
ers and if they expect to produce
educated citizens," the letter said.
Jordan further noted the "enor-
mous growth at EMU. Two years
ago we had 6000 students; last
year there were 7400, and this year
we expect close to 10,000. Unless
we have money to expand our
staff, this growth can certainly
hurt us in terms of class load and
class size."

The Regents packed up and
sent off to Lansing yesterday a
$14 million request for construc-]
tion and remodelling funds in'
The University received $5.7
million this year.
The program for next year
seeks to build and maintain fa-
cilities for training potential doc-
tors, architects, residential college
students and scientists.
Expect Cuts
The $14 million program, sub-
mitted to the Regents by Vice
President for Business and Fi-
nance Wilbur K. Pierpont now
goes to the governor and Legis-
lature where it is expected to be
heavily slashed. The official pro-
gram will finally emerge from the
Legislature sometime next spring.
Specifically, the Regents are
asking for $6.3 million in general
education facilities and nearly $8
million for medical center facili-
ties, including remodelling. The
remaining $28,000 would go to-
ward construction on the Flint
To train potential doctors, the
construction r e q u e s t s include
nearly $7 million to continue workE

on the Medical Science Bldg.,
Unit II and the dentistry build-
ing. The program also solicits
money for a clinical care and
teaching facility and University
Hospital renovations.
High Choice
Hoping to start the residential
college by 1968, the Regents have
given high priority toaan under-
graduate classroom and office
building. Price tag: $2 million. The
building would actually be a clus-
ter of structures that could inter-
lock with dormitories. They will
be going up on the golf course site
at Fuller Rd. The clusters of dor-
mitories and academic units would
provide the "adaptability to new
educational principles" which the
residential college planners intend
for it.
They have envisionea a 1200-
s t u d e n t, self - enclosed eating,
studying and living complex sep-
arate from the literary college but
offering a liberal education.
For the potential architect, the
Regents have placed a $1.5 mil-
lion request to start construction
on a college of architecture and
design building which would go
out on North Campus. This build-
ing will cost the state $5.2 million
altogether, spread over a period of
several years.
More Funds
The scientist is also represented
in the building program. The Re-
Find Accord
WASHINGTON (IP) - President
Lyndon B. Johnson and Republi-
can presidential nominee Sen.
Barry M. Goldwater (R-Ariz)
conferred ; alone yesterday and
agreed "racial tensions should be
avoided" in the campaign ahead.
White House Press Secretary
George Reedy gave that account
of their talk after Goldwater slip-
ped in and out of the White House.
"ThePresident met with Gold-
water and reviewed the steps he
had taken to avoid the incitement
of racial tensions," Reedy said.
Goldwater expressed his posi-
tion, which was that racial ten-
sions should be avoided.
"Both agreed on this position."
Reedy said both men reviewed

gents are asking $275,000 for a
Science Building Unit I, $200,000
for a math and computer center
and $175,000 for a chemistry
It all adds up to $14.2 million.
Attached to this program request
is a projection of future plans
through the 1969 year. The total
cost for the five years surpasses
$100 million.

But a spokesman for the office
of business and finance concedes
that the University will be lucky
to get half that much over the
five year period.
The top priority items in the
program adopted yesterday are
the architecture building, the res-
idence college classroom building
and the two medical buildings.
University officials expect to
receive money for these projects.


D ean of Graduate School To Stay
In That Post until Successor Found

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SHADED AREAS SHOW the boundaries of Negro Harlem and
Spanish Harlem in New York's Borough of Manhatten. West
Harlem is roughly from 110th Street north to 165th Street, be-
tween Park Avenue on the east and Morningside Avenue on the
west. Spanish Harlem is east of Park Avenue.
Police CommissionerBans
Demonstration in Harlem
NEW YORK MP)-Police Commissioner Michael J. Murphy, talking
within the sound of civil rights chants and songs, last night banned
an anti-police demonstration planned for today by A militant Harlem
He immediately was rebuffed.
William Epton, leader of the Harlem Defense Council, said the
organization would go ahead with the mass meeting on a Harlem
street. Another Negro leader, Bay-
ad Rustin, said Murphy's ban Florida racks
would resut in ". . . a disaster."
Epton, a self-described Com- Do
munist. called the ban unconsti- W11
Murphy, speaking at police ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. () -
quarters while some 300 pickets Florida cracked down on the Ku
marched outside chanting charges Klux Klan yesterday and prom-
of police brutality, said he issued ised to place more charges today
the ban "to preserve and improve in a vigorous effort to stop racial
the uneasy peace which now pre- violence in St. Augustine.
vails" after a week of bloody Hours before the crackdown
racial violence. started, a fire bomb was thrown
White residents of the neigh- into the empty dining room of a
borhood in lower Manhattan jeer- plush motel that had integrated
ed at the Congress of Racial temporarily.
pickets, who were led Warrants were sworn outbharg-
Eualr ity t, h er e ing five Klansmen with burning
under police protection to subway a cross on private property with-
entrances shortly before 11:30 p.m. out permission. One of the five
(EDT) when they ended their was charged with wearing a hood
demonstration. that covered his face, an old state
There was no recurrence of the law that dates back to the original
violence that exploded there the crackdown on the Klan in the '30s
previous night. "These nocturnal night riders
The Harlem Defense Council cannot be prevented in every in-
had distributed handbills an- stance," Gov. Farris Bryant said,
nouncing the planned Harlem "but we expect to pursue it
demonstration. vigorously."

Rule Relaxed
For Drivig

The Regents yesterday chose Prof. A. Geoffrey Norman
of the botany department to direct the University's $40 million
research program.
He will succeed Dean Ralph A. Sawyer as vice-president
for research on Aug. 1. The 69-year-old Dean Sawyer is re-
tiring from that post but will continue in his other position as
dean of the graduate school until a successor can be selected.
Prof. Norman, a nationally known scientist who is di-
rector of the Botanical Gardens here, was hailed as "an ideal
candidate for the post" by*
Vice-President for Academic
Affairs Roger W. Heyns. w>ter 4
The 59-year-old native of Eng-
land will drop his teaching load
but remain temporarily as direc-
tor of the Botanical Gardens
Will Guide Program
In recommending the appoint-
ment, Heyns told the Regents thatU
Prof. Norman will "combine the
experience, dedication and under-
standing of research and education
necessary to guide the University's
research program."
Prof. Norman was unavailable
for comment. His appointment
ended a nine-month search for a
replacement to the nationally-re-
nowned Sawyer.
Stepping into Dean Sawyer's
shoes, Prof. Norman will be tak-
ing over a position created five VICE-PRESIDENT NORMAN
years ago by the Regents. Its
basic duties are two-fold:
Duties Listed
To work with the vice-president W orld . ews
for academic affairs on all policy
matters regarding the role of re-
search in education.
To serve as the liaison between
the federal agencies which supply By The Associated Press
the $40 million annually in re-
search funds and the more than WASHINGTON-In an effort to
14,000 professors, students and discourage widespread hoarding
technicians who perform the re- and speculating in coins, the Sen-
search. The Office of Research Ad- ate yesterday approved use of the
ministration is instrumental in date 1964 on all new coins until
helping to execute the latter func- the current nationwide shortage is
tion. over. The measure now goes to the
Dean Sawyer called Prof. Nor- House.
man "well - backgrounded" for
working with federal agencies. He CHICAGO-A jury of eight men
pointed out that Prof. Norman has and four women deliberating the
spent the past year on leave in fate of Teamsters Union President
Washington as an advisor to the James R. Hoffa and six co-de-
president of the National Academy fendants in a $20 million mail
of Sciences. fraud and conspiracy case retired
Held Posts last night without reaching a ver-
In addition, Prof. Norman has dict.
held research posts with the army WASHINGTON - The Senate
during World War Two and is a voted yesterday to establish a per-
member of numerous national sci- mianent "blue ribbon" committee
ence organizations. to investigate complaints of im-
One of Dean Sawyer's major proper or illegal conduct among
lontributions to the University re- its members or employes and then
search program was his frequent deferred action on a financial dis-
appearances before congressional closure resolution. The 61-19 vote
committees. Just recently he work- set up the select committee, pro-
ed with Sen. Philip A. Hart (D- posed by Sen. John Sherman
Mich) to have a $2.5 million grant Cooper (R-Ky), caught Senate
for a water pollution laboratory leaders of both parties by surprise
inserted into an appropriation bill. * * *
But the significance of the re- WASHINGTON - Thirteen na-
placement for Dean Sawyer ap- tions and the Vatican City yester-
oeared to be as much structural day initialed an agreement for es-
as it was financial. tablishment of an internationa
Foreshadows Policy communications satellite system
Prof. Norman's appoint*.ient was under United States management.
viewed here by officials as fore-
shadowing a policy shift. This SINGAPORE - Sporadic racial
shift, it was explained, would be fighting continued early today or
toward greater emphasis on re- riot-torn Singapore Island. There
earch as a sub-division of aca- were no new reports of mob clash-
demics. as which earlier had rocked the
Heyns hinted at this shift when island.
he praised Prof. Norman at the HOUSTON The Constitutor
neeting for his "dedication t H
having research and teching mu- Party nominated Joseph B. Light.
tually reinforce each other." burn, owner of a general store a
After the meeting, administra- Jan? Lew, W. Va., as its surprjs
tors privately disagreed on the candidate for president yesterday
specific structural changes which His vice-presidential running mate
would accompany the appoint- is Theodore C. Billings of Denver
ment. a grocery store owner.

Shedding their dark suit coats the brief statement before it was
for shirt-sleeved comfort, the issued.
Regents yesterday breezed through "It was reviewed with Gold-
4 one-hour monthly meeting in water," he said. "He was aware
which they: that we were going to issue this
Relaxed the- driving permit statement."
qualifications by deleting the 90 Reedy would not go beyond
hour requirement. The change that.
permits any "senior in good Nor would he spell out in detail
standing" to obtain a permit. Stu- the tension-averting steps John-
dents over 21 years of age also son mentioned at their meeting.
remain eligible. Vice President for Reedy said Johnson has re-
Student Affairs James A. Lewis viewed his position "in a number
recommended the change to by- of statements" and touched on it
pass difficulties in cases where a again at his news conference ear-
senior has slightly less than 90 lier yesterday.
hours, but is in good academic
standing. *
Heard Vice President for Aca-Pan-A merican
demic Affairs Roger W. Heyns
explain that under the tri-term
schedule, faculty members will notT l n
bei encouraged to teach more than
two semesters consecutively. How- WASHINGTON OP) - Sixteen
ever, he said, that this policy will American nations neared agree-
be flexible, particularly for teach- ment last night on action to im-
ers who want to take two-semes- pose a diplomatic and trade em-
ter leaves of absence. bargo on Cuba and to warn the
Appointed Justin W. Leonard, Castro regime it faces a possible
the head of research and develop- armed attack if it continues sub-
ment for the Michigan Depart- versive aggression.
ment of Conservation, to a full The action, contained in a reso-
professorship in the natural re- lution expected to be voted upon
sources school. by the Inter-American Foreign
Prof. Leonard will also be act-J Ministers Conference here today,
ing chairman of the fisheries was proposed by Panama, Costa
department. Rica and Colombia.


'U' Forced To Rebate Computer Funds to U.S.'

Due to a contract change
last year with International
Business Machines, the Univer-
sity now is forced to charge the

computers, which are owned by
the company. There were two
changes in the contract. The
first was a minor rate change.
Word Switch
The second was a change in

".gross rate" for the use of
computers. The gross rate is
what IBM charges companies
for the same thing. The Uni-
versity uses the money it saves
to help finance its computer

Geea ?ino LOS ANGELES-The Rev. Wil-
l However, the general consensus hmH uateyugpls
? was that the research vice-presi-ta H.D aythyonpis
dent would be placed directly un- ! who asked Pope Paul VI to dis-
derthevie-pesden fo aade- miss James Francis Cardinal Mc-
icdafairs. entyre as archbishop of Los An-
This would return the research geles, has been transferred to a
rcle to the subordinated position it parish in suburban Anaheim,
occupied in 1959 when the research MIAMI - Three exile 'groups
vice-presidency was established.
At that time, the Regents ap- fR C

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