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LSA Faculty Survey Shows
Semester System Preferred



Romney s

Associate Dean
reported yesterday
the poll of literary
on the trimester
stantial trend for
semester system."

SHAPIRO Hayes explained that
William Hayes the results with abo
that results of fourths of the response
college faculty The final figures wi
show "a sub- nounced in June by th
return to the ecutive Committee, wh
sored the poll.

these ar
ut three
s received
ll be an
e LSA Ex-
ich spon


-e The poll asked faculty members
- to vote "in favor' or "opposed"
. to the Executive Committee's
- resolution advocating return to
- the two-semester system with an
- "enriched" summer half-term.
Originally faculty members had
been asked to respond by April
28, but an extension was granted
until June as a result of pres-
sures on the faculty at the end
of the term,
It is thought that if the final
vote favors return to the two-
semester system, the results will
not be taken directly to the Re-
gents who have final authorilty in
all calendar matters. It is more
likely that they would be pre-
sented to either the President, a
Vice-President, or the Faculty As-
sembly for further action. The
Regents have already approved
the University calendar for at
least the next two years.
The Executive Committee spon-
sored the referendum after re-
ceiving the report of the LSA!
Committee on the Calendar head-
ed by Prof. GeorgeC E Hay, chair-
man of the mathematics depart-
The Calendar Committee had
conducted an i n v o l v e d and
thorough investigation of all the
ramifications of both the semes-
ter and trimester system. The
Committee's unanimous report to
the Executive Committee recom-
mended keeping the present tri-
mester system, with changes to
make it work better.
The Calendar Committee relied
primarily on questionnaires asking
students and faculty opinion to
arrive at its findings. They polled


Campus voted 6146-3906 in favor of abolishing faculty and
administration control of non-classroom affairs in a referendum
held Wednesday. The proposal must be approved by the faculty
before the Wisconsin Student Senate can begin gradual take-
over of authority now held by administrators and faculty. If the
change is not approved by the faculty, students expect a con-
frontation with the faculty, according to a member of the
Wisconsin Daily Cardinal staff.
* * * *
legal action to head off a petition drive to place the issue on
the November ballot. A Detroit attorney representing farm,
movie, and bowling interests asked yesterday for rehearings of
~ a suit seeking to stop the referendum.
The action followed the submission of 197,000 signatures
to the attorney general's office calling for a referendum. The
State Board of Canvassers is checking the valid-ity of the signa-
tures. If 123,096 of the names on the lists are those of registered
voters, the issue will be submitted to a vote.
If there is a referendum, the measure passed by the legisla-
ture allowing the state to remain on standard' time would be
temporarily nullified. Michigan would then go on daylight sav-
ings time for the first time in more than 20 years.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA trustees voted yester-
day to either terminate or transfer the university's controversial
germ warfare research projects.
Students and some faculty members have attacked the pro-
jects as being immoral and contend it violates university policy
that research be freely publishable. Both projects are secret.
The meeting of the trustees was unaccompanied by demon-
strations which marked Wednesday's meeting.
more academic fields into departments. The Regents approved
departmental status for the subjects of philosophy and political
science last week. Department chairmen will be named later this .
spring. The College now has 13 departments.
A GENERAL STRIKE of students and faculty recently shut
down Catholic University in Washington, D.C., for five days.
The strike was held in protest of $he dismissal of Reverend Char-
les E, Curran, an assistant professor of moral theology, who was
noted for his liberal views on the Church's stand on birth con-
trol and other issues-
The strike was ended after the reinstatement of Curran.
Following the announcement of his rehiring, Father Curran told
his students, "We have formed a marvelous community working
for a common cause . . . working for the betterment of Catholic
scholars and the university. To stop our efforts now would be
irresponsible. This must be the beginning, not the end."
FORMATION OF A 39-MEMBER citizens advisory committee
to the Michigan School Finance Study was announced today by
the State Board of Education.
The committee, representing virtually all segments of the
state's interests, will continue until Sept. 30 when the study is
scheduled to be completed. The study, delving into all facets of
education financing, was authorized by the Legislature.
The committee is to meet first with the State Board of,
Education and the study's research staff on May 24 in Lansing
for a day-long session in which the members will advise the study
team regarding a number of basic policy issues.




50 per cent of the faculty, all of
the teaching fellows in the major
departments, and a number of
students ranging from one-fourth
of the senior class to one-thir-
teenth of the freshmen, all select-
ed at random.
The Calendar Committee's re-
port noted strong enthusiasm
among the students and teaching
fellows for the trimester. The fac- WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
ulty quesionnaires, however, indi- by students who staged asit-in
cated a much greater desire for bysuetjh tgdasti
a return to the semester system. the lack of student involvement
among the senior faculty than trators came to a head Wednesd
among the rest of the staff. were supposedly destroyed month
The report also noted student
reaction against the increased
pressure on the trimester and D
urged that faculty members ceaseC U
trying to cover a semester's work s/
in a trimester. asmtrw
The Executive Committee's reso- !G
lution stated that a major infer-
ence to be drawn from the recent
survey of faculty and student By STEPHEN WILDSTROM
opinion is that adoption of the Special To The Daily
trimester system has resulted in
damage to a number of educa- DETROIT-A group of Waynej
tional values without offering suf- State University Students staged
ficient improvements as a com- a 24-hour sit-in, a rally and a
pensation. noisy demonstration yesterday inj
The Executive Committee, in an attempt to obtain a greater'
disregarding the report of the student voice in university affairs.
Calendar Committee and submit- About thirty students spent the
ting their own faculty poll, was night in the hall outside of WSU
described by a faculty member in- President William R. Keast's of-
volved in the dispute as asking the fice, and drew up a list of six de-
faculty to "please vote against mands to be presented to the ad-
this nasty old trimester system." ministration.
Yet this source added that as this The smouldering dispute flared
was an entirely appropriate action Wednesday when students found
for the Executive Committee to out about confidential files con-I
take. taining records of students' per-
The source added that, in an- sonal and political activities. The
alyzing the. results of three- University administration had
fourths of the poll, it should be previously denied the existence of
remembered that those with such files, which have been'kept
strong opinions, in this case those by the Department of Public Safe-
against the trimester, are more ty, the campus police force.
likely to respohd promptly. The students left the sit-in for a

Democrats Re ject
Revised Measure
Reconsideration Likely Next Week;
Focus Shifts to SenateeDeliberatin'
The state House of Representatives defeated its version of Gov:
George Romney's state income tax bill last night in a vote which
demonstrated an almost total lack of Democratic support.
The amended measure. providing for income taxes of two and a
half per cent on individuals. six per cent on corporations and seven
per cent on financial institutioiu, also met opposition from eight
Republicans in the roll call, losing 48-57.
Both parties appeared willing to reconsider the bill. but it was
returned to committee, apparentl for action early next week.
The focus now reverts to the Senate, which previously defeated
the bill in a similar form. Action on the bill in the House must be
taken before a May 15 deadline for new bills.
The plan must be approved in
the same form by House and Sen-
State Budget ate, .nd Republicans are anxious
to get the measure back to a vote
as early as possible next week,
M y o cIn caucuses held this week, Re-
publicans planned strategy to gain
! necessary Democratic support, but
a compromise package so far has
H k s9 K failed to materialize.
Only two of the 54 Democratic
Daily News Analysis house members voted for the bill
Even if a fiscal reform package yesterday-Rps. George Mont-
can overcome its obstacles in the gomery and Jack Faxon, both of
saeLegislature this year, theI Detroit. Both were interested in
amounts allotted tothigher educa- the inareorm
tion may still not be enough to for education financing.
prevent program cuts and tuition Yesterday's session eliminated a
increases, provision for a one-half pei' cent
But admi.istrators are still income tax which cities may levy
But dmimtraors re sillon non-residents.
wary of making any decisions on
their plans for next year until the Key changes in the bill worked
final budget is hammered out this out in caucus this week were a
summer. Yesterday's House defeat lowering of the personal income
of Gov. George Romney's Fiscal tax exemption from $1,200 to
package dampened the hopes of $1,000 The package retained a
its passage in this session and the three cent a pack cigarette tax in-
process of priming the public for crease and a reduction of the in-
an increase in tuition seems to be tangibles tax.
in operation. House Speaker Robert Waldron
A rash of tuition increases (R-Grosse Pointe) had claimed 50
throughout the state's colleges and Republican votes and 10 Demo-
universities this year was predicted cratic votes when the bill finally
by John Hannah, president of came to a vote. A bill requires 55
Michigan State University and votes for House approval.
chairman of the semi-official The vote ran very close to pre-
State Council of College Presi- dictions made earlier by House
sdents. Democratic leader William Ryan
Hannah told the MSU Board of of Detroit, who foresaw only no
Trustees recently that even if a more than four Democratic votes
fiscal bill passes in this session. for the motion.
MSU will still have to find $3 mil- In hopes of gaining Democratic
lion to meet its operating ex- support, Republicans had hiked
penses, "and there is no source in the corporate tax rate from 5 to
sight except student fees." 6 per cent and increased the per-
sonal tax exemption from $600 to
University administrators re- $1000. But Ryan said Wednesday
main hopeful that a major in- the compromise would be rejected
crease in tuition can be avoided because it places too much of the
this year. new tax burden on individuals and
t "The budget, even with fiscal not enough on business.
- reform, will probably not cover all The State Budget Bureau has
- our needs," explained University estimated that the new' taxes
D Executive Vice President Marvin would raise about $641 million
Niehuss, "but we. certainly feel it while proposed tax reductions
- is premature to make any firm would cost about $320 million,
commitment about what we can do providing a net new revenue of
f to increase our revenue." $294 million for the next ,fiscal
See FUND. Page 2 year.

-Associated Press
President William B. Keast studied the demands presented to him
outside his office yesterday. The demonstration was in protest of
in university de cisions. The clash between students and adminis-
ay when student s discovered that records of student activism which
s ago were still in the hands of the administration.
of Activst Records


12:30 pim. rally in front of State
Hall, a classroom building. A
crowd of about 1,000 braved cold,
wet weather to hear the demands
drawn up the night before.
The demands included seating
a non-voting student member on

A group of about 50 students
remaining in the late afternoon
decided to call a strike of classes
today and another rally this after-
noon. They have not yet decided
whether or not to spend another

the WSU board of Governors. night outside Keast's office.
giving students and faculty sole In response to the student re-
decision-making power over aca- quests for a student representa
demic affairs, establishing a tive on the budget committee
mechanism for binding referen- Keast said that he could not
dums and a allowing students to place a student on the commit-
appoint such officials as the Dean tee since it is an entirely ad-
of Students. ministrative body. "There are n
About three hundred students faculty members on it." he said
moved from the rally back to the In answer to other student de-
eleventh floor of MacKenzie Hall mands. he suggested that stu-
where Keast's offices are located. dents should deal with deans o
They chanted "We want Keast" the various colleges.
for about five minutes before set-
tling down to a discussion of the
files and the demands. Keast, who
met with students yesterday mor- P olicies
ning, did not appear at his office
met with stuntsysteday Inor-

r Student Records

in thle afternoun.
WE'RE ALL ALONE: _i feno
EEThepeiseywhereaboutsofteReturned to Draft CO]
"filesyesterdayafternoonwasun-_tolespknown Dean of Students Duncan
Help Us Repopulate The Daily City Roo with chairman of By JENNIFER ANNE RHEA '67, of Student Government Cou
the Council, the The report "Draft of Po ci, and Roger Leed, Grad, repre-
WSU student government, and Governing Student Record senting Graduate Assembly.
420 Maynard is empty, almost thosenof us brilliant, witty, re- burn the files at the public safety which was rejected in April byork lco uo hre
During the winter this charm- ative, articulate people who were department. According to Sells, port during the fall term with
ing little building which housesI crazy enough to stay in Ann Arbor Lasnrfsd eadnIh cil and Graduate Assembly has bwe n w e tdn nm
The Daily is filled to capac ityand un The Daily. Steve Firshein right to examine the contents be- 'been directed back to the special br rmtesm w ersn
iihwitr-edty.nhtean adLarry Medow are the tour- <!- fore they were dstroyed n r,.*n1wic i*wa frm_ tative bodies comprising the draft-

with the general feeling
assembly, but Article TN1
verts the whole tenor of
"It vests complete discr
the vice-president,"
"Therefore," he continu
rest of the report is 1


;s of the
hree sub-
fthe re-
,retlon in
Lied, "the

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ers and advertisers as well as a
goodly crop of non-staffers who
come for conversation, study, or
a good rubber-band fight. The
crowds are annoying at times-
its impossible to find a typewriter
or a place to sit down at peak
population periods.
But then again, when there are
lots of people around, fourths for
bridge are readily available; and
so are parties, bull sessions, grub-
bed cigarettes, and workers.
But it's spring and we're lonely.'

ageous senior editors who are run-
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If you can write news, features,
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.1v UU1--jV V 1 %: U1V llA'.committee, n wne 1Lt was ormu-
Sells said that he could not le- lated.
gally turn the files over to stu- The decision to remand the doc-
dents, since they were confiden- ument was made two weeks ago
tial. Sells ordered the files im- by the Committee on Student Rec-
pounded pending a decision on ords and Their Use, the parent ad-
their disposal. He said that the ministrative committee of the
decision on what to do with the special drafting committee.
files would not be left solely to According to James Lawler, as-
students but that their advice > sistant to the director of coun-
would be taken into consideration. seling and chairman of the sp'e-
Larson could not be reached for cial drafting committee, the move
comment yesterday. to send the report back to the
Sells attempted to speak~ at the drafting stage was made because
MacKenzie demonstration but was "it is believed that the disagree-
---- enziedem4nstraT T- was ments which arose over the re-,

ing group. meaningless."
While the drafting process is Lawler, who claims responsibil-
continued by the new representa- ity for this portion of the report,
tives, the release of anything sen- has said "It was felt that Article
sitive in the student's record by Three would strengthen the docu-
the University will require a spe- ment, that it would repose discre-
cial statement signed by the stu- tion where it should be, where in
dent in question d fact it does lie in any case."
dTme in.daftfthp.l "The statement is not an em-
The original draft of the polcy powering document," he continued,
was rejected because of the con- "but rather represents a commit-
troversial third article of the re- ment to honor a person's legiti-
port which states: mate interest in privacy, concern-
"Nothing in this document shall ing information transmitted about
be construed as a restriction upon him."
the discretionary privileges of the Through Article Three, Lawler



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