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Scattered showers
in the afternoon.

Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


Appoint Study Group
For Student Affairs
Committee To Discuss OSA Make-up
Students May Participate in Fall
Daily Co-Editor
The appointment of an ad hoc committee to study the structure
of the Office of Student Affairs was reported to the Regents yester-
day by Vice-President for Student Affairs James A. Lewis.
Action to establish the committee was taken in the wake of
a faculty report to Lewis recommending "sweeping structural
changes" in the student affairs office.
The study committee, composed entirely of faculty members,
includes Prof. John W. Reed of the law school, chairman of faculty

Cease Talks
On Algerian
Oil Rivalries
LUGRIN, France (AP) - Frenc]
Algerian peace talks broke dov
last night over the future of tr.
A rebel spokesman declared ti
long rebellion "now becomes
war for control of the Sahara, o:
if yoc like, a war for oil."
French official sources said th
rebel delegation refused to con
tinue negotiations unless its de
mands were satisfied for full sov
ereignty over the Sahara, who
rich oil resources are being d
velop by France.
Rheda Malek, spokesman fo
the Algerian nationalists, said th
rebelp were forced to break of
negotiations because the Frenc
refused to discuss the nationalis
claim to the Sahara.
"We have reached an impasse,
Malek told a news conference
"What they are trying to do
impose on us the partition of Al
geria. This is unacceptable to tb
Algerian government, the Alger
ian people and the people of a
France maintains the Sahara i
not actually part of Algeria. Th
French have announced plans fo
joint economic development of th
Sahara for the benefit of coun
tries bordering it.
Soviet Swap
The University has turned dowl
a State Department bid to joi
in a university-to-university ex
change with the Soviet Union.
"We will contiue, however, t
participate fully in the exchanges
set up by the respective nationa
scientific academies," Vice-Presi-
dent and Dean of Faculties Mar-
vin L. Niehuss told the Regents
yesterday. "This way is just as
Neihuss pointed ou the dif-
ficulties that other American uni-
versities were having to setting
up an exchange program with
parallel institutions within Rus-
sia. He said the University con-
ferred with Harvard (which has
a program with Leningrad) anc
Columbia (with Moscow State
"They haven't been able to ex-
change anybody yet," he said, re-
porting that the Columbia and
Harvard administrators said they
would not enter the program again
"if they had it all to do a second
Niehuss said that individual
exchanges in whic4 the University
personnel participated were "as
extensive as any other school's."
He pointed out that Prof. Nich-
olas Kazarinoff of the mathe-
matics department was the first
American ever to teach a regular
course at Moscow University. He
returned from the Soviet Union
last month and discussed possible
exchange plans with Niehuss.
Outgoing - Vice-President for
University Relations Lyle M. Nel-
son humorously suggested that
the University set up an exchange
program with Irkutsk University
in Siberia and that Niehuss be
the first exchange professor. The
State Department had listed Irk-
utsk and Kazan as possible
University President Harlan
Hatcher noted' that Irkutsk was
only several miles from the prison

camp where Russian novelist
Fyodor Dostoevsky served time.

subcommittee on discipline; Jame.
H. Robertson, associate dean an
chairman of the counseling pro.
gram of the literary college; Mar:
LaMore, mental hygienist a
Health Service and Barbara Rot-
vig, of the women's physical edu-
cation department, chairman of
the Women's Athletic Associatior
advisory committee.
More Members
Also included are Prof. Georg(
M. McEwen of the English depart-
ment of the engineering college
and Prof. Francis X. Braun o:
the German department, faculty
associate of Wenley House and
member of the Board of Governors
of the residence halls.
Prof. Marvin Felheim of th
English department, chairman of
the Senate student relations com-
mittee which submitted the re-
port to Lewis, has been invited to
serve as liaison between the faculty
group and the study committee
This would enable him to attend
all meetings of the study com-
Appointment of a group to study
the structure of the office of stu-
dent affairs is one of the steps
taken by the administration in
response to the Senate committee's
report to Lewis on the student af-
fairs office and the philosophy of
the University-student relation-
ship in general.
Two of the faculty group's other
recommendations - implementa-
tion of the Regents' bylaw on dis-
crimination and a review of stu-
dent housing arrangements --
Lewis has assumed as a "special
responsibility of the Vice-Presi-
The entire problem of the stu-
dent affairs office was discussed
by the Regents in preliminary
meetings Thursday night.
Full Participation
Full student participation in
the discussions of the committee
will be arranged in the fall when
students return to campus, Lewis
At that time he will discuss
with Student Government Coun-
cil methods by which students
might participate.
"The students may wish to set
up a somewhat parallel study
committee," Lewis explained. In
this case, one or two students
from the committee could serve
as student representatives on the
ad hoc study group.
If not, it is possible that one
or two students may simply be
appointed to serve on the study
committee, he said in response to
a question by Regent Eugene B

.. .new markets

Eye Future
.f _
' Market', Tie
fFor British
GENEVA (P')-Diplomatic in.
fommants said yesterday the Eu-
ropean Free Trade Association
(EFTA) has given Britain tenta-
tive approval to join the asso-
ciation's rival, the Common Mar-
British delegates spelled out
Macmillan's stand in a secret ses-
sion of EFTA ministers. Inforni-
ants said the ministers gave their
approval in principle and drew up
a statement to be released after
Macmillan outlines his policy be-
fore Parliament Monday.
Several indications have been
reported from London that his
policy is to seek membership in
the booming Common Market un-
der terms which would not sabo-
tage the economies of Common-
wealth countries and other EFTA
France and the other five na-
tions which compose the Com-
mon Market - West Germany,
Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands
and Luxembourg-are reducing
their tariff barriersin a joint ef-
fort to build up a mass market of
more than 200 million people.
They also are moving toward a
form of political integration.
Precautions have been taken to
prevent a leak on Macmillan's
exact stand before he outlines the
British position in the House' of
The Prime Minister Thursday
night won an overwhelming vote
of confidence from Commons on'
the Conservative government's
latest austerity prograim aimed at
bolstering the pound.
Britain hopes Common Market
membership also would help pep
up exports to the import level.
That would raise problems for the
other EFTA nations - Sweden,
Norway, Denmark, Switzerland,
Austria and Portugal.

"U' M,
Could Train
Those To Go
To Thailand
Propose Four-Month
Program for 45-50
The Peace Corps has informall
asked the University to under
take a training program for Thai
land, Vice-President and Dean o
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss re
vealed yesterday.
Dean of State-Wide Educatio
Harold Dorr, coordinator of corp
activities for the University an
two faculty members returned yes
terday from Washington afte
preliminary conferences with corp
No agreements or contracts hav
' been signed yet, Niehuss told th
The proposed four month train
ing program would involve abou
45 to 50 students, most of then
college graduates. It would dray
on many campus facilities, prob
ably including the English Lan
guage Institute, and other organ
of industrial relations, publi
health and business management
Field trips to simulate actua
conditions in Thailand might b
- scheduled to study malaria an
- other prevalent health problems.
Training in vocational agri.
- culture - perhaps in conjunctior
- with Michigan State University -
could make up part of the pro-
Niehuss said the University
wbuld be an "appropriate" place
for Thailand training because o
the men and facilities we have.
A program in Thai aimed tc
r help the Thai learn and teach
English has been operated by EL]
for several years. Prof. William J
I Gedney, of the English depart-
ment, is an expert on the Thai
language and culture and has just
returned from work there. He ac-
companied Dorr to Washington.
Prof. Albert Marckwardt, head
of ELI, also attended the con-
The corps has asked various
universities to administer similar
programs for other specified na-
tions. Notre Dame is expected to
augment one for Chile.
Thailand is a pro-Western mon-
archy and an active member of
the Southeast Asian Treaty Or-
ganization. It lies in close prox-
imity to Burma, Vietnam and
Status Given
To Linguistics
A new department to coordinate
and supervise the teaching of lin-
guistics at the University was es-
tablished by the Regents yester-
The English Language Institute
and the language laboratory, both
of which involve the application of
linguistics to the field of language
teaching, will be incorporated into
the new department.
Recommendation for the estab-
lishment of the linguistics depart-
ment was made in recognition of
the distinction between linguistics,
which treats language as a science,
and the usual approach to English
or foreign languages, Vice-Presi-

dent and Dean for Faculties Mar-
vin L. Niehuss explained.
The department will include 11
full-time faculty members cur-
rently teaching linguistics at the
University and 16 others who will
have joint appointments in other







Regents Ask $106 Million
For More Construction

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Bowles and 'Soapy' in Africa


-AP Wirephoto
WELCOME TO NIGERIA-Chester Bowles, Undersecretary of State, (second from right and G. Men-
nen Williams, Assistant secretary of state for foreign affairs, are welcomed to Lagos, Nigeria, by
U.S. ambassador and the chief of the Nigerian foreign affairs ministry. They came to confer with
U.S. officials in that country on problems of the sub-Saharan nations.
Senate Passes Defense Hihe




v _. j

voted 81 to 0 yesterday to give
President John F. Kennedy the
emergency military funds he ask-
ed to help meet Moscow's threat
to world peace.
The unanimous vote authoriz-
ing $958,570,000 for a quick de-
livery of new missiles, ships and
planes followed a statement by
Sen. Richard B. Russell (D-Ga)
that the Western world must arm
itself to the point where "if some
mad man insists upon war, we
can destroy him."
A Senate Appropriations Sub-
committee was reported mean-
while to have boosted the regular
defense appropriations bill to ap-
proximately $47 billion. Members
said the group added about $500
billion more than Kennedy sought,
mainly for an additional wing of
long range B-52 bombers.
Extra Funds
The extra funds were in addi-
tion to the $3.5-billion emergency
authorization Kennedy asked this
week as a result of the mounting
Berlin crisis.
Referring to the proposed build-
)p of non-nuclear forces, Russell"
told the Senate:
China Defeated
By Senators
WASHINGTON (P) - By a 76s
to 0 vote the Senate went on rec-
ord again last night in continued
opposition to United States dip-
lomatic recognition of Red China
and its admission to the United1

France Boycotts UN Council
As Bizerte Discussions Start
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (P)-France boycotted yesterday the
United Nations Security Council debate on the Bizerte crisis.
It called for French-Tunisian talks entirely outside the UN.
The latest French snub of the UN came on the heels of a gov-
ernment declaration in Paris making clear that France would not be
bound by any council decision on Bizerte.
The 11-nation council took note of a letter from Ambassador
Armand Berard declaring that France would not participate in the
debate, then went ahead with its

"I don't think we should give
any impression" that the United
States would limit itself to a con-
ventional weapons defense.
First With Bombs
"We once said we wouldn't be
the first to use the atomic bomb,"
Russell said, "and that gives the
Russians an advantage."
Russell said- the new buildup
will "give us a nix" of weapons
and added:
"I've never advocated laying
aside any weapon we might need
to defend the security of the
United States."
Congress man
Predicts Early,
Orbital Flight
WASHINGTON (P) - Chairman
Overton Brooks (D-La) of the
House Space Committee said yes-
terday that the first attempt to
put an American in orbit can be
made as early as November, a
month or two ahead of earlier
"We have waited long enough
and provided enough money to do
the job and should get ahead with
sending a man around the earth,"
he told a reporter.
He said there was no need to try
another up-and-back suborbital
shot similar to those made by as-
tronauts Alan Shepard and Virgil
The Baton Rouge, La., news-
paper quoted Brooks as saying in
a telephone interview this coun-
try plans to put a spaceman in
orbit in about 90 days.
A spokesman for the National
Aeronautics and Space Adminis-
tration declined to confirm or
deny Brooks' estimates. He said
dates and types of launchings are
frequently altered as circumstances
change, and added that the
agency does not make public its
schedules in advance.
Brooks said an attempt to orbit
the moon could be made by 1966,
to be followed in 1968 or 1969 with
a landing on the moon by a man-
ned space craft.
Appoint Alston

Several senators demanded a
greater effort by this country's.
European allies, but Sen. Everett
M Dirksen of Illinois, the Repub-
lican floor leader, said:
"Let's show Khrushchev we
mean business by passing this by
a unanimous vote."
By way of rounding out the
unity theme, it was announced
after the 81-0 vote that all 19
absentee senators were in favor of
the bill.
Companion Bill
Next the Senate called up Ken-i
nedy's companion bill giving him
broad authority to call up to 250,-
000 reservists to active duty and to
extend for an extra year the serv-
ice of men already in the armed
Criticism of what they called
foot dragging by the allies came
from Sens. Allen J. Ellender (D-
La), John Stennis (D-Miss), and
Ellender, a long-time critic of
foreign aid, said the joint defense
contributions of England, France,
and even West Germany are "a
sad story."
Regents Alter
Driving Rules
For Students
University driving regulations
were changed yesterday to permit
all seniors "in good standing" to
operate a car.
Driving permits had previously
been limited to students over 21
years old.
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis told the
Regents the new ruling (which in-
volved a change in the Regents
By-laws) would not mean any
appreciable increase in the num-
ber of cars on campus.
Most students become 21 years
old sometime during their senior
year, he explained. The only ef-
fect of the ruling will be to permit
them to have a car a few months
earlier in the year.
At the same meeting, Wilbur K.
Pierpont, vice-president for busi-
ness and finance, announced ac-
nuisition nf a narking structure

Plan Lists.
Outlay Needs
For 5 Years
Pierpont's Program
Seeks $10 Million
For Remodeling
The Regents took a long look
at capital outlay needs yesterday
and approved a program calling
for $106.1 million in state funds
for new construction.
Adopting a program drawn up
by Vice-President for Business
and Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont,
the Regents also asked for $10.6
million for remodeling and addi-
tions to present structures.
At the top of the list was the
Physics-Astronomy Bldg. already
under construction. The Legisla-
ture has granted $4.3 million for
the structure during the last two
years. The Regents will ask for
the rest of the $7 million allocat-
ed the project next year.
Music School
Second in the appeal for money
to construct 26 new projects is
the School of Music slated for
North Campus. The University
will seek $2.7 million next year
and an additional $1.7-milliorn I
The long-range plan will be fil-
ed with the Budget Division of
the state's Department of Admin-
istration. It is stlllpreliminary and
is subject to later review and
modification by the Regents.
Other new construction called
for next year includes a Fluids
Engineering Bldg. Unit II of
Medical Science Bldg., Dental
Bldg., a School of Education on
the North Campus, a new Archi-
tecture and Design school also
on North Campus, Mathematics
and Computing Center, Engineer-
ing Laboratory. The total is $12.7
Medical Center
The Regents also approved a
$23.8 million program for new
construction and remodeling in
the Medical Center. The Univer-
sity is seeking a Children's Hos-
pital, Maintenanceand Storage
Bldg. and a Cancer, Geriatrics
and Chronic Illness Bldg.
The total asked for new edu-
cational facilities compares with a
$114.2 million estimated in a five-
year plan drawn up last spring.
The requests are sub'stantially the
The main difference in the
sums is the $2.8 million already
given to the Physics-Astronomy
Bldg. and a drop of $1.9 million
in the estimated cost of the Den-
tal Bldg. Anticipated federal
grants lower the University's cost
for the building, Pierpont said.
The University will wait a year
before requesting funds for Unit
I of a Science Bldg., a Nuclear
Energy Laboratory, Plant Service
Bldg., Chemistry Bldg., Engineer-
ing Laboratory, library and office
building, University elementary
and high school. Most of these
will be located on North Campus.
A North Campus Structures
Laboratory, a Law Classroom
Bldg., a Public Administration
and Political Science Bldg., Unit
II of a Science Bldg., a Sanitary
Engineering Laboratory, a High-
way Laboratory, a Graduate
School Classroom and Office
Bldg., and a speech clinic will wait
until 1964-65 to reach the.legisla-
Coop Housing

Plan Approved
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business-43 minutes after the
scheduled 4 p.m. meeting time.
Tunisia asked for the meeting
in order to press demands that
France be compelled to withdraw
its forces held before the fighting
that flared around the Bizerte
base last week A council resolu-
tion last Saturday called for a
cease-fire and return by both
sides to pre-battle positions.
Berard, permanent representa-
tive at the UN for France, was
not present at the council table.
His deputy, Pierre Millet, and'
three other members of the dele-
gation sat as observers.

Radio Astronomy. Accident'

John Dickel, instructor in astronomy, began the Astronomy
department's open house with a lecture entitled, "What's Ruining
the Records."
Dickel explained that the title was derived from the fact that
the field of radio astronomy was first discovered by persons in
Carl Jansky, a telephone employe, was assigned to find the.
cause of some telephone communication disruptions in 1932, Dickel

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