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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom

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'egents Accept Inadequate' $47

Million Budget











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tymies Progres's
Hatcher Sees Possibility of Need
To Seek More Relief During Year
A record-hig# but still "shockingly inadequate" operating budget
46.6 million for 1961-62 was approved by the Regents at their Jure
President Harlan Hatcher called the budget an "extremely tight"
evoking "a sense of frustration, because at a moment when we
ild be moving confidently and aggressively forward we are trying.
i not moving forward-to lose as little ground as possible."
The effect of the budget on the University will be studied by the
iinistration during the coming months, President Hatcher said.
may become necessary to seek additional relief before the year is
Rule Out Fee Raise
However, a fee increase was ruled out by the Regents at their
i meeting when they reiterated the University's commitment
to low-cost, publicly supported ed-
oaRR TPThe operating budget approved
by the Regents is only $400,000
higher than the current year's: It
0-0 is composed of $35.4 million in
-ISstate appropriations ($147,000
more than last year but $8.5 mil-
he University will accept a fed- lion less than the University re-
loan of $1.25 million for con- quested), $10.6 million in fees and
etion of a new type of co-oper- $650,000 in other income.
e housing. Increases in the budget result
he co-op project will include 11 from the small appropriations in-
dings to house 428 women, with crease and $250;000 more in fees,
rg facilities for 180. They will mostly from the Dearborn Center.
ace older co-op units Geddes Niehuss Criticizes Budget
Cheever. Vice -President and Dean of
ce-President for Student Af- Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss term-
sJames A. Lewis said building ed it- "a completely standstill
s, financial data and engineer- budget, in fact a retrogressive one
exhibits will have to be filed in view of the situation at other
approved before the funds, ap- schools."
riated by the Community Fa- Hardest hit by the new budget
ies Administration, can be re- are faculty salaries, laboratories
ed. and laboratory equipment, librar-
he new co-op units will be self- ies and maintenance. Enrollment
dating and will involve $565,- has been restricted to present lev-
of the University's own funds. els except in the graduate school,
he new units, each of which Dearborn Center and other areas
house about 40 women, will be that can absorb more students
on a University-owned site without increases in staff or fa-.
Oxford Rd. between Geddes cilities.
and Hill St. at the end of The tight budget resulting from
h University Ave. Lewis said the $35.4 million state appropria-
cannot give an approximate tion has placed "extreme pres-
yet for the beginning of con- sure" on the faculty, President
ction. Hatcher pointed out. One out of
e said the extension of co-op every five has received job offers
sing will not have any effect from other schools, industry or.
he number of women granted government.
'tment permission in their sen- Can't Raise Salaries
rear. But the University is unable to
raise salaries except those result-
ing from promotions and promises
mo n Defends to meet outside offers.
Maintenance has been forced to
a level "below prudence, but we
aster Action, can do nothing about it," Presi-
dent Hatcher said.
tes 'Status' Regent Eugene B. Power of Ann
Arbor pointed out that the $17,000
in increase for University libraries
ie Michigan Union's statusn does not even cover the "normal
University as a "private club" increase" in the cost of books.

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fy. Evaluate Affa

A committee to study the
structure of the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs will be appointed.
by the end of July, Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs James
A. Lewis said Friday.
Action to establish the com-
mittee was taken in the wake
of a faculty report to Lewis
recommending "sweeping struc-
tural changes" and "reassign-
ment of present personnel" in
the Office of Student Affairs.
Lewis said he has not yet de-
cided what the composition of
the committee should be but
that he will report the names of
committee members to the Re-
gents at their July 28 meeting.
There will be "careful discus-
sion" with students before any
definite steps are taken, he
Submit Report
The faculty report was sub-
mitted to Lewis by thb Senate
Committee on Student Rela-
tions after a three-month study
of the organization and policies
of the Office of Student Affairs,
particularly the Dean of Wom-
ens' Office.

The committee, headed by
Prof. Charles Lehmann of the
education school, made .seven
major recommendations:
1) Adoption of the thesis that
"the general educational :e-
sponsibility of the University
rests ultimately with the fac-
Ask Sweeping Changes
2) Sweeping structural
changes in the Office of Student
Affairs to make its functions
"responsive to the needs of 1961,
and beyond" and assumption of
greater responsibility by the
3) A program to implement
Regents' bylaw 2.14 on discrimi-
4) Clarification of the rela-
tionship of the* Office of Stu-
dent Affairs to other University
5) A review of housing ar-
rangements for students "in-
cluding attention to the ques-
tion of size, the kind and quality
of supervision and other related
Reassign Personnel
6) "Re-assignment" of pres-
ent personnel in the Office of
Student Affairs, some "to be ac-
complished without delay."

7) Establishment of an or-
derly grievance mechanism for
students, possibly by enlarging
the scope of the Committee on
Referral which was created in
1959 to consult and recommend
on protested actions of the Stu-
dent Government Council.
The student relations com-
mittee undertook its study late
in February after receiving a
documented protest about the
orientation and practices of
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
and her office from a group
Students Form Group
The 1960-61 Daily senior staff
was the nucleus of the group
which also included James
Seder, '61, Mary Wheeler, '61,
and Barton Burkhalter, '62, of
the Human Relations Board.
The students' document re-
ported several incidents indi-
cating irregularities in the con-
duct of dean of women's func-
tions and urged attention to
problems in the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs.
When the faculty committee
agreed to study the students'
document, it made clear that
this in no way meant prior ac-
ceptance of the validity of the

evidence or conclusions. Miss
Bacon had access to the report
during the course of the in-
The committee met a dozen
times over three months before
drawing its own investigation to
a conclusion.
In the course of its inquiry,
the committee shifted its focus
from the dean of women's of-
fice to embrace the entire Of-
fice of Student Affairs and the
philosophy of the University-
student relationship in general.
Lewis explained that two of
the faculty committee's recom-
mendations - implementation
of the Regents' bylaw on dis-
crimination and a review of
student housing arrangements
-he had assumed as a "special
responsibility of the Vice-Presi-
The recommendation for the
establishment of an orderly
grievance mechanism for stu-
dents will be discussed with
SGC, Lewis added.
The full text of the faculty
report has not yet been re-
leased. Lewis was unable to say
when, if ever, it would be made

Regents Aprove
'Altered Calendar
Accept Commission Findings;
To Add 'Split Third Semester
With no hesitation and a bare minimum of public discussion,
the Regents unanimously approved sweeping changes in the Univer-
sity calendar at their June meeting.
The eight-man governing board endorsed the recommendations
of the faculty commission which called for the inception of a
split third semester plan for year-round operation of the University.
Having had extensive private talks with the commission's chair-
man, Prof. William Haber of the economics department and its
executive secretary, Prof. Stephen Spurr of the natural resources
school, at their May meeting int

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Local College
Selects Name,
Finishes Plans
Plans are now complete for the
construction of a new Lutheran
college, to be called Concordia Col-
lege, on a site two miles east of
the city limits.
The governing board of the col-
lege has asked Paul Zimmerman,
now the president of Concordia
Teachers College in Seward, Neb.,
to be president. Zimmerman, who
will have a definite answer to
the offer by July 11, has been in
Ann Arbor to survey the site.
"Every indicationis that he
will accept the post," Ernest C.
Laetz, business manager of the
University Hospital and secretary
of the new institution's board in
control, said.
The City Council has voted to
extend water and sewer service to
the $6 million junior college of the
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
The college's beginning enroll-
ment is expected to be approxi-
mately 400 with an ultimate total
enrollment of approximately 1,000.

Colleges Concur on Counting Methods

The Michigan Council of State
College Presidents decided yester-
day that the nine state-supported
universities and colleges will adopt
uniform methods of reporting in-
structional loads and enrollment
as well as uniform accounting pro-
Council Chairman Victor F.
Spathelf said the new procedures
will be put into effect July 1. The
Council has also adopted a basic
program for a continuing space
utilization study and a formal plan
for a faculty salary study.
Controllers of the nine institu-
tions have been authorized to pre-]
sent at the next Council meeting
agreements and procedures which
will form the basis for a compara-
tive study of institutional unit
costs of operation by function and
major curricula.
Report by Level
Enrollments will be reported by
credit hours registered for by stu-
dents at five separate levls. Lower
division will consist of freshmen
and sophomores, upper division of

juniors and seniors. Master's, doc-
toral and graduate - professional
students will each be a separate
Previous Plan
A previous plan for estimating
instructional load would have op-
erated on a full time equivalent
method based on the average num-
ber of hours carried by students
in each category.
Vice-President and Dean of
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss did

not view the move as a step toward
achieving a central coordinator for
the Michigan colleges and univer-
He said the action was taken
through the office of the Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction and
is in compliance with last year's
appropriations act which requested
the state's educational institutions
to represent enrollment on a basis
agreed upon by all college presi-

WSU Protests Demand
To Hold 'Racial Census'
Wayne State University-fresh veteran of a nine month struggle
to defend its policy allowing Communist speakers on campus-is now
embroiled in a controversy over racial discrimination.
WSU is awaiting a ruling from state attorney general Paul Adams
on whether it must take a "racial census" of its non-teaching em-
ployees, WSU Provost Arthur Neef said yesterday.
The Fair Employment Practices Commission has demanded the
census in the wake of charges levelled by a Negro mimeograph operator

Traverse City, the Regents needed
less than a minute to formally
adopt the new calendar.
Urges Plan
The commission-appointed by
University President Harlan Hat-
cher in early March-urged an
"efficient and educationally sound
plan" based on an academic term
equal in length to the present 15
week semester.
The first term would begin in
late August and end before Christ-
mas. The second semester would
run from early Jaruary to early
The third term, from mid May
through August, could be "split"
so that some courses would be of-
fered throughout the entire semes-,
ter, others during the' first eight
week period and still others during
the second half only.
The last period would be held
in July and -August and meet the
needs of students who have tra-
ditionally enrolled during the sum-
Imaginative Plan
Regent Eugene Power of Ann
Arbor-the only Regent to com-
ment on the plan at the June
meeting-called it "imaginative"
and "practical".
The Regental board of six Dem-
ocrats and two Republicans had
approved "in principle" year-
round operation of the University
in January. They instructed Presi-
dent Hatcher to appoint the com-
mission to stud v the possible al-
ternatives of full year program-
The commission's recommenda-
tions, outlined in an 84-page re-
port, call for a gradual transition
into the new calendar over a four
year period.
Individual Work
The eight-man faculty com-
mission hopes the new plan for
University operation will place
greater emphasis upon individual
work by each student.
"The plan calls attention to .the
need for a new effectiveness in
educational procedures . . . The
University as a whole should not
refrain from moving toward a
schedule of operation that would
permit the placing of greater and
greater responsibility in the hands
of the individual student for his
own adult and responsible self-
The main problem in imple-
mentation of the new calendar
seems to be a financial one. The
commission recognized that "funds
for year-round operation are not
presently available. It is of the
view, however, that, since a change
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fwho was dismissed by WSU last
year. He claims he was fired be-
cause of his race.
Must Classify Employes
Neef said the FEPC told Wayne
it must classify its employes by
race, count them and detail their
job classifications. He called the
census "both legally and morally
improper and it works to the detri-
ment of the basic philosophy of
the PEP act."
Others Could Do It
WSU has told the FEPC that the
commission or "any other outside
agency" would be allowed to make
the survey, though it objects to it|
' The suggestion was not accepted,
Neef said.
"Our objection to this is that
the Fair Employment Practices act
and the dictates of our own con-
sciences demand that we not ask
these questions of our employees..
"It does nothing constructive
and puts the person who asks the
I questions in the awkward position
of being open to charges that he
discriminated because of his prior
Neef brought the matter into

Rdock Set
To Fill Post
Michael Radock, manager of
educational affairs for the Ford
Motor Company, was named by
the Regents at their June 16:
meeting to replace Lyle Nelson as
public relations head of the Uni-
Nelson is leaving to take on a
similar job at Stanford University
in California.
"Although I don't know a great
deal about the specifics of my new
job," Radock said, "I'm looking
forward to working at the Univer-
sity, and living in Ann Arbor.
"Working in educational public
relations at Ford, I'm in many of
the same areas I'll be in at the
University. And there's much in
common between knowing about
education and feeling a sympathy
with the aims of higher educa-
Radock will supervise the Infor-
mation and News Service, Special
Publications, Community Services,
State Services, and the University
Development Council.
He will start work on July 15,
and work with Vice-President Nel-
son until he leaves in August.
Serving on the Board in Control
of Student Publications and the
Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics, Radock will also work
on the Broadcasting Committee
and act as a general coordinator
of public relations functions.
Before starting work for Ford in
1953. Radock worked in public re-
lations at Westminster College in

A total of 11,304 students will
take University summer session
credit courses this year, includ-
ing 10,184 on the Ann Arbor
Merlin W. Miller, associate
director of the office of regis-

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