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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom


'U'Agrees to New Program 3kNamara




In Joint Medical Training



In order to strengthen state-
wide programs for the first two
years of medical school, the Uni-
versity has entered into a unique
agreement to coordinate its medi-
cal facilities and instruction with
those at Michigan State and
Wayne State Universities.
Not to become effective until at
least fall 1964, the new program
would allow students seeking a
Ph.D. degree to remain at MSU
throughout their medical training,
while students striving for an M.D.
degree would transfer to the Uni-
versity or to WSU for the final
semester of their first two years
in medical school.
These students would then be
eligible for-but not guaranteed-
admission to medical schools in
or out-of-state to complete their
New School
The proposal was approved un-
animously at last week's meeting
of the Coordinating Council for
Higher Education, which also rec-
ommended a new four-year medi-
cal school, to admit 100 entering
students in 1971.
(The Coordinating Council, con-
sisting of the president and a rep-
resentative from the governing
board for each of the 10 state-
supported colleges, was formed in
1960 to coordinate inter-university
policies, particularly in budget re-
A council committee will formu-
late -by 1964 a plan for the loca-
tion and sponsorship for the
school, which would be the third
of its kind in Michigan.
Relieve Shortage
Both the tri-university coopera-
tive program and the proposed
four-year' school are designed to
help alleviate the state's critical
shortage of trained medical stu-
Michigan possesses 4.4 per cent
of the country's population, but
produces only 3.3 per cent of its
medical graduates. And, the coun-
cil was told, the state will have to
more than double its current total
of 248 medical graduates (from
the University and WSU) to 539 by
1975 if it is going to produce its
Citing these figures, Dean Wil-
liam N. Hubbard of the medical
school, a member of the council's
ad hoc committee on medical edu-
cation which drew up the graduate
cooperative plan, pointed out that
the proposal "has never been tried
before in the country."

Urges Allied
For Defense














Tells 'U'
Of West


To Get Additional Funds

This year's commencement ex-


ercises, held June 16th in the Sta-
dium, awarded degrees to over Judge
awarded by a top policy speech g ta l
urging European unity, presented Con -Co Suit
to them by Secretary of Defense
Robert McNama2ra

Echoless Chamber

(left) presided over a recent meeting of the Coordinating Council
for Higher Education, which approved a new graduate coopera-
tive plan for medical facilities. Dean William R. Hubbard (right)
of the Medical School did much of the work in formulating the

Another committee of represen-
tatives from the three participat-
ing institutions will "develop a
definitive plan" of implementa-
Hubbard said the cost of the
project - which, in accordance
with present attrition rates, could
handle a maximum of 40 addition-
al students here and at WSU -
would be "relatively inexpensive"
to the University.
No capital outlay would be re-
quired, although some increase in
staff and equipment would be nec-
essary. MSU, with its new two-
year Institute of Biology and
Medicine, would provide the "non-
clinical" courses, ,while the Uni-
versity and WSU would offer the
"clinically - oriented" programs.
Common criteria of admission and
grading would be adopted.
Ongoing Program
Hubbard played particular em-
phasis on the fact that the pro-
gram was not a two-year medical
school in disguise for MSU, but
rather an ongoing one leading to
four-year degrees.
(The state Legislature has been
extremely reluctant to delegate
funds to MSU for a medical
school. Reversing a previous deci-
sion, the Legislature finally ap-
propriated money for the new In-
stitute of Biology and Medicine
earlier this month.)

The medical committee's 43-
page report breaks down the
courses as follows: MSU would of-I
fer programs in anatomy, physi-
ology, bio-chemistry, bacteriology
and general pathology, all of
which would be parallel to similar
courses at the University and
Specialized Work
The latter two institutions
would provide specialized work in
human pathology, pharmacology,
clinical labroatory diagnosis, phy-
sical diagnosis and introduction to
clinical medicine.
Benjamin D. Burdick, a member
of the WSU Board of Governors,
cautioned against the hardships
for students who could not con-
tinue their third and fourth years
of medical training at one of the
three universities.
High Drop-Out Rate
While acknowledging that the
attrition rate within medical
schools declines sharply after the
first semester, he nevertheless not-
ed that "only a fraction" will be
able to go through the entire pro-
gram within the state, due to less
openings in the third and fourth-
year courses, and would thus be
forced to pay higher tuition to
schools in other states.
Available Openings
Hubbard replied that many
medical schools had readily avail-
able openings for qualified third
year transfer students and thus a
student completing his first two
years would have litlte trouble in
finding a school to finish out his
medical education.
His committee also recommend-
ed that capital construction pro-
grams at the University and WSU
be authorized and funded "at the
earliest opportunity." The Uni-
versity's, a $10,000,000 project, was
originally formulated in 1951 when
the medical school class was in-
creased to 200.
Careful Urging
The group also urged that "new
obligations for expanding the base
of medicaleducation in Michigan
should be undertaken only when
the new program does not threat-
en availability of funds for estab-
lished programs.
"The essence of timing will be
to spread the capital costs so that
the development of one program
does not jeopardize another," the
committee said.

Besides McNamara, who re-
ceived a Doctor of Laws honorary
degree, nine others from all walks
of life were honored by these
McNamara, noting America's
cultural, ties to Western Europe,
declared that the United States'
increased vulnerability to attack
will make it more, and not less
likely to regard an attack on
Western Europe as an attack on
America itself.
Deterrent Force
He called for a strong European-
American deterrent force to make
aggression unthinkable, while dip-
lomacy and other policy tools are
given a chance to work for the
alliance'slong-term policies.
Suggesting that non-nuclear,
war in Europe was possible, he
called on the Europe a ns to
strengthen their forces for this
But he discouraged any inde-
pendent, nationally managed nu-
clear force to be built in Europe,
saying it would be useless for
maintaining collective security,
and insignificant as a threat to the
already - established n u c l e a r
On the other hand, a new nu-
clear force would be detrimental
to collective security, McNamara
said, because "if a major antagon-
ist came to believe there was a
substantial likelihood of it being
used independently, this force
would be inviting a pre-emptive
first strike against it."
Too Small
He called any national nuclear
force too small to threaten major
nuclear powers, and said such a
force's deployment against popu-
lation centers would be "suicidal."
McNamara hinted that parties
to a future nuclear war might be
willing to agree - at least tacitly
-on aiming missiles only at mili-
tary targets, and not at population
centers. "The United States has
come to the conclusion," he said,
"that basic military strategy in a
possible general nuclear war
should be approached in much the
same way that more conventional
military operations have been re-
garded in the past.
"That is to say, principal mili-
tary objectives, in the event of a
nuclear war stemming from a
major attack on the NATO Alli-
ance, should be the destruction of
the enemy's military forces, and
not of his civilian population."
Honorary Degrees.
Besides McNamara, the nine
others who received honorary de-
grees included poets Robert Frost
and Theodore Roethke.
Frost, described in the ceremony
as a man who, through the exer-
cise of his genius, displayed "an
instinct for order and the power
See McNAMARA, Page 4

Attorneys seeking to get the
proposed constitution on the No-
vember ballot met a setback last
week when Ingham County Cir-
cuit Judge Sam Street Hughes
granted a stay of proceedings to
allow a state Supreme Court rul-
ing on two of his earlier decisions.
Attorney General Frank Kelley
is appealing a June 6 decision re-
fusing to dismiss a suit by Con-
Con president Stephen S. Nisbet
against Secretary of State James
M. Hare requesting that the Con-
Con election be held in November,
instead of April, 1963.
Refuse Declaration
At the same time Hughes re-
fused to issue a declaration of
rights which would place the is-
sue on the November ballot.
Soliciter General Eugene Kra-
sicky, arguing for Hare, said that
the language of the present consti-
tution demands that the vote on
the new one be held next April.
Con-Con lawyers said the prod-
uct should go on the November
ballot because it is fresh in voters
minds and could become effective
a full year earlier if voted in No-
Argue Case
They had hoped to argue the
merits of the case before Hughes
while the state was appealing the
earlier decisions, but Hughes's
ruling in effect told Con-Con law-
yers that one issue will be dealt
with at a time.
An Aug. 8 deadline faces Con-
Con. If court action is not com-
pleted by that date, the vote on
the proposed constitution must
wait until next April for Aug. 8 is
the last date issues may be placed
on the November election ballot.
Name Lewis
To Commission
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis has been re-
appointed to the Ann Arbor Hu-
man Relations Commission by the
Ann Arbor City Council.
Also appointed to the commis-
sion are Samuel J. Benjamin and
Carl A. Brauer, Jr. The two will
replace Rev. H. Vaughn Whited
and Herman Jacobs.
The new appointments will go
into effect July 1 to allow the old
commission members to partici-
pate in deliberations concerning a
possible anti-discrimination hous-
ing ordinance.
The Council also named Repub-
lican Councilman Wendell E.
Hulcher of the fourth ward as its
representative to the commission.,

NO ECHOS HERE-Ultra sensitive radar measurements in con-
ditions simulating outer space can be made in this 30 by 50 foot
room at the University. A special sponge rubber and plastic lining,
to eliminate echoes, makes the chamber about one million times
better for this work than an ordinary steel reinforced room,.
Regents Award Contracts
For Research Buildings
At their June meeting, the Regents approved project budgets
and awarded contracts for the construction of two research buildings
to be located on North Campus.
The buildings, which will house research administration and a
research center, were granted a budget of close to $1,200,000.-
The larger building, the Research Administration Bldg., will
cost an estimated $800,000, and will accommodate "the Office of

'Tax Package
Set To Yield
$79 Million111
Measures Become
Effective July 1
Michigan's beer drinkers, cig-
arette smokers and telephone us-
ers will keep the state solvent as
a result of legislature passage of
a $79 million dollar nuisance tax
The new taxes will become ef-
fective July 1.
Gov. John B. Swainson who had
opposed the nuisance levies, fa-
voring a "fiscal reform" rogram
based on a flat-rate income tax
allowed the nuisance tax bills to
become law without his signature.
$79 Million Package
The package includes:
1) A three-cent increase on the
cigarette tax which is designed to
raise $30 million;
2) a boost in the beer tax from
three-eighths of a cent to two
cents a bottle, designed to raise
$24 million;
3) a four per cent tax on tele-
phone and telegraph service, de-
signed to raise $3 million;
4) a three-quarter mill rise in
the four mill corporation franchise
tax, designed to net $10 million;
5) a four per cent liquor excise
tax, designed to raise $7 million.
All Night Session
The nuisance tax package was
passed in an all night session after
a House-Senate conference com-
mittee settled the difference be-
tween the House-passed $83 mil-
lion package and the Senate's $59
million package.
The Senate had reduced the
House's two-cent a bottle tax on
beer to one cent and had cut the
House increase of the corpora-
tion franchise tax to half a mill.
Gov. John B. Swainson called
the package "another backward
step away from fiscal reform," in
the first blast at what is likely to
become a major issue of the fall
election campaign.
Repudiated Action
"It is to be regretted that the
only revenue action the people of
Michigan can expect this year is
what was repudiated last year,"
he declared.
Sen. Clyde Geerlings (R-Kala-
mazoo) said that the taxes,
coupled with tight budgeting
would enhance the state's business
"I think the people, and espe-
cially the business world, will be
happy to know the Legislature has
passed a budget within existing
revenue. That will do more good
for the business and the economic
climate than anything else," he
Romney Dissatisfied
George Romney, Republican gu-
bernatorial hopeful, was not en-
tirely satisfied with the package.
"While I do not believe the state's
job, fiscal and tax problems can be
See TAX, Page 4

Council Considers Issues
Concerning State Colleges
The Coordinating Council for Higher Education last week con-
sidered several key issues within the state's network of colleges, as it
1) Arguments for a uniform policy among the 10 state-supported
institutions in the council toward communist speakers;
2) Reports by Vice-President for Business and Finance Wilbur K.
Pierpont on the "substantial" progress toward uniform cost account-

Research Administration, cur-
rently housed in the Temporary
Classroom Bldg.,uthe Cooley Bldg.,
and at Willow Run.
"The ORA handles the process-
ing of research documents, grants
and contracts; personnel services
and office services like duplicating
and editing," John McKevitt,
President for Business and Fi-
nance, said Friday.
He also indicated that the con-
struction will commence "any day
now" and that the - work should
be completed in approximately
one year.
The second research construc-
tion job approved by the Regents
was the Research Activities Bldg.,
which has an approved budget of
Tte$two-story building, which
will have fully equipped labora-
tories and several offices, will be
used for special research projects.
The first allocation of space will
be for research work devoted to
electronics and electrical measure-
ments in aeronautics, McKevitt

Staebler Cites
In a campaign pep talk to
Washtenaw County Democrats
June 19, Congressman-at-large
candidate Neil Staebler' warned
that the complexities of the Ken-
nedy program make its results
less visible and harder to sell to
the voters.
"The Kennedy program is not
like the New Deal," Staebler, the
former State Democratic Party
chairman, warned. "In that plan
there were broad projects which
everybody saw. The Kennedy pro-
gram has a multiplicity of small
projects aimed at specific prob-
Determined GOP
It will be a complex campaign,
he said, especially as the state's
Republicans, out of the governor-
ship for 14 years, will be deter-
mined to "break through this
Staebler cited the improvement
in the economy, medical care for!
the aged and a change in the in-
ternational situation as the three
key issues in the election.
Complex Issue
The economic issue is a complex
one, he said. "The Democrats have

ing in budgets submitted to the
state Legislature, and Extension
Service director Everett Soop on
the "much-maligned" activities in
this field; and
3) An explanation by council
chairman Regent Eugene B. Power'
of Ann Arbor that the University's
recent tuition boost "was not a
double cross" to the other state-
supported colleges.
No final decisions were made on
the four items.
Michigan State University Pres-
ident John Hannah and Wayne
State University President Clar-
ence Hilberry, both ruefully noting
the barrage of favorable and un-
favorable public comment on the
recent issues of Communist speak-
ers at MSU, WSU and the Univer-
sity, urged that the 10 schools
adopt some sort of common policy
towards such speeches.
A committee to look into the
"highly complex and emotional"
matter was formed, and the mem-
ber schools agreed to send each
other copies of their policy.
(University Executive Vice-
President Marvin L. Niehuss after-
wards commented that the Uni-
versity's basic position - grant-
ing use of facilities to controver-
sial speakers if the speech does
not violate Regents Bylaw 8:11 by
advocating subversion or actions
contrary to "our fundamental code
of morals" - would not be di-
rectly changed by any decision
formulated by this committee.

To Install
Telephones will be installed in
East and West Quadrangle rooms
as result of a June 1 residence hall
board of governors decision.
The phones, to be installed by
the middle of the fall semester,
will replace the current corridor
phone-booth system and will cost
$8 this year, Inter-Quadrangle
Council President Robert Geary,
'63, said.
As the installation will not be
completed in time for full fall se-
mester use, residents will only be
charged for the spring semester,
Geary explained. The regular cost
is $16 a year.
New Switchboard
Under the new arrangement an
expanded South Q u a d r a n g l e
switchboard will handle both.
South and West Quadrangle
phones and an expanded East
Quadrangle switchboard will take
care of the increased number of
East Quad phones.
The South Quad switch board
will be expanded from three to five
positions, Leonard Schaadt, resi-
dence hall business manager, ex-
Curtis Huntington, '64, West
Quadrangle Council president, ex-
pressed disappointment at the
board's action. He complained that
the action occurred so late in the
semester that channels of com-
munication, like The Daily and
WCBN, had closed down and many
residents would be uninformed
about the action.
Quads Oppose Action
Both West and East Quadrangle
Councils have opposed the placing
of telephones in rooms.
In relation to the telephone de-
cision, IQC's barring of Daily pro-
motion material in the quads, and

Registration Jam Marks Session,

The start of classes yesterday marked the beginning of the end
of a long tradition of summer sessions.
Yet, despite year-round operations there are certain features
of the summer session which will not vanish. The hush of early
morning, broken only by the howl of dogs in the pharmacy building,
the silence of dusk, interrupted only by the Plant Department
hewing trees; the joy of summer friendships, ended only by the Ann
Arbor police.
And, as ever, the registration period. There was a considerable
tie-up Thursday as about half of the estimated 13,000 summer
school students attempted to register.
There are several theories as to why the jam occurred. One
possibility is that about half the students are in graduate school.
There is no alphabetical staggering for their registration (under-


The Republican moderates
exacted their revenge on in-
come tax foe Sen. John Smeek-
ens {R-Coldwater} when the
nuisance tax package came to
a vote in the Senate.
Smeekens, who prides him-
self as an opponent of taxing
and spending, was forced to
vote for a tax bill for the first
time in his legislative career.
The moderates gained their
revenge by temporarily abstain-
ing from voting for the pack-
age. When the first roll call was
completed there were not

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