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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
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By WALLACE IMMEN provide universities with the over current $1,000 out-of-state But if passed, the measures including University President form will be shelved for a while, money must be available for sal-t
and BARBARA BECKER money they need from the most tuitions. This reflects a high ra- would force a tuition hike under Harlan Hatcher. Hatcher sent a predicted Rep. Robert Mahoney, aries by Monday or we can't run
Special To The Daly reasonable source," according to tion of faculty to students and policy letter from the University (D-Detroit), a member of the the state."
LANSING - Reaction to Sen- Sen. Garland Lane (D-Flint) of a number of special programs at to Engstrom yesterday afternoon. House Committee. "We're close He said that without taxes, edu-
ate calls for a heavy tuition in- the Senate Appropriations Com- these institutions which require allocations. Hannah presented three reasons to a settlement, but not that cation appropriations will remain
crease for out-of-state students mittee. larger operating expenses, ex- Hannah made a last ditch ef- why state colleges cannot operate close," he said. virtually the same as they were
was negative yesterday and op- But the state budget office plained Philip Maye, Michigan fort to plea for higher education on their current allotment next "It is more reasonable to expect last year. Although this would
postion is already organizing. computed what this would mean State University financial officer. appropriations on behalf of all year. He said: a budget will be passed for Rom- mean a technical cut because of t
The governor's office, as well, to the 12 schools on the educa- The ten other state supported 12 state supported colleges and -Increased admissions have al- xey's signature this week and then inceasing costs and enrollment
noted\ that Gov. George Romney tional budget and cries of shock schools must charge between universities yesterday morning, ready been determined; the fiscal reform will be brought jumps, he said present allocations
will be pushing representatives to have arisen from legislators, ad- $1200 and $1300 each, indicating Rep. Arnell Engstrom (R-Traverse d back within thirty days for could easily be boosted later.
reduce the sting of the tuition re- ministrators and students as well, a tuition hike of between $200 and City), House Appropriations Coin- faculi an saary rike crhave another -try," he said. Mahoney The budget in its current term
quirement when the appropria- The figures were arrived at $300 each to meet the Senate pro- mittee chairman, conferred with been made; and explained that it would be next is Romney's "austerity plan"
tions bill comes to a vote today by dividing the gross operating posal it was announced. Hannah for an hour in a session April before the first revenues which would cut 18 per cent off
or tomorrow. budget for each school by their Engstron described as "inform- -A civil service employe pay come in from new taxes anyway
The measure requires out-of- total enrollment, to provide the University officials had called tive but robabl of little value."hike increasevicust bemet. pacomcn f tax es asywy e ted state spending costs by
state students to pay 75 per cent educationcost per student. Seven- a $600 possible tuition hike un- . When the House convened, Yes-added latg to su lement the
of their education costs. It is ty-five per cent of that figure was reasonable" on Monday. Hannah acted in his position erday they carefully skirted both later sppwith a $945 million budget for
part of a three amendment pack- then taken as the goal for out- "It is totally unrealistic to ex- as president of the Council of the budget and fiscal reform. A enext year.
age .in the $231 million education of-state tuition charges next year. pect that any school can raise its State College Presidents morning caucus with Romney had "Our primary concern in the A large number of Democrats
appropriations bill which passed The University and Michigan The meeting had been on the been frustrating for the fifth day budget at this point is not so agreed that they oppose demand-I
the Senate a week ago with only Technological Institute ended up tuition by from $200 to $600 do- spur of the moment and Hannah fn a row. much with education, but rather ing a large out-of-state tuition in-
minor opposition. with figures of about $1700, in- lars, replied John Hannah, MSU had only a -short time to pre- The budget will probably be with payrolls," said Rep. Robert crease next year.-
The measures were designed "to dicating a needed rise of $700 president, yesterday. pare by calling several presidents taken up this week and fiscal re- Traxler (D-Bay City). "The "These proposals are obnoxious1

and unconstitutional," said Rep.
Jack Eaxon (D-Detroit), who said
he is gatheing a large bloc of votes
to eliminate the tuition amend-
"The bill is aimed primarily at
the University," he noted, because
they have the largest out-of-state
"Non-resident students give
Michigan schools quality and to
price them out of the education
system is to put a spike in that
quality," Eaxon continued.
"The bill is of dubious value
and doubtful wisdom," he said. He
lashed at another provision of the
bill which would deduct overhead
expenses, received from outside
sources, from the school's appro-
"This package willnot find the
support it needs to. pass in the
House," he predicted. .

SDS Plenary Session Votes
To Seat 23 Voice Delegates

The National Convention of
Students for a Democratic So-
ciety milled into its second day
yesterday, as groups of delegates
and students hovered around the
classrooms, lobby, and lawns of
Angell Hall.
The morning session began with
panel discussions, which later be-
came organizational meetings, and
finally workship groups in the
afternoon. The plenary session,'
held in the Natural Science audi-+
torium last night, saw a lengthy
dispute over the seating of the
Voice Political Party delegation.
The size of the delegation was fin-f
ally set at 23. The meeting was
also interrupted by an impas-'
sioned statement for action by a
non-SD S'er from New York.
After settling these two mat-
tes, the convention moved on toa

determine the schedule for today's
proceedings. Delegates will be
seated in the morning, and work-
shops on topics approved by the
body last night will be held in the
afternoon. Topics included are:
organization, University, draft,
foreign policy, internal education,
labor and working class, hippies
and the underground press, and
civil rights.
Draft Discussions
The draft discussions, the most
widely attended sessions of the
day, opened with a discussion of
the problems of draft resistance.
Ken Kirk, member of the Nation-
al Lawyers Guild, followed with an
analysis of legal contingencies con-
fronting draft resisters. The aft-
ernoon session saw tactical discus-
sions and proposed * anti-draft
demonstrations were discussed.
"Liberation of women" served as
another panel topic: While the



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morning session of this group con-
sisted of both men and women,
the afternoon group, dominated in
number by women, voted to limit
attendance to women alone, since,
in the words of one attending SDS
member, "the whole theory behind
the Black Power movement is that
Negroes run their own show.
Another w o r k s h o p entitled,
"Where America is going" discuss-
ed the bureaucratic methods of
problem solving. Such methods as
"information gathering," "cata-
gorizing-processing," and "goal-
setting" were condemned by group
participants as dealing with the
"realities of the computer" rather
than real human situations. As a
result, these bureaucratic methods
can not come close to solving such
problems as poverty and Vietnam.
The major portion of the Plen-
ary meeting consisted of a lengthy
debate.to determine whether Voice
Political Party should have 23 or
29 delegates seated at the conven-
tion. After two and half hours of
debate and clarification, the con-
vention voted 87 to 72 to seat only
23 delegates. A second balloting
was taken which upheld the first
decision with a vote of 93 to 79.
The total number of delegates to
be seated at the convention now
stands at 154.
Fiery Plea
The Voice debate was inter-
rupted by a fiery plea from Berin
Morea, a member of Black Mask,
for less talk and more action."
There are sixteen people in jail
out there and you sit here and
quibble over who's gonna get to
vote." Black Mask a non-SDS-af-
filiated group of New York white
poets and artists which "supports
black radical groups, and hopes to
form a coalition of black and white
urban radicals."
He was referring to the sixteen
members of the Revolutionary Ac-
tion Movement (RAM) who are
currently in jail in New York and
Philadelphia, charged with con-
spiring to blow up a subway sta-
tion, burn a lumberyard, and as-
sassinate Roy Wilkins of the
NAACP and Whitney Young of the
Urban League. Morea is seeking
a statement of support from the
SDS convention for the sixteen
RAMers, who asked him to present
their case at the convention.

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
Presenting their old identification card for the last time, students registering for term IJIb pay
their tuition (above). In the Fall, new ID cards bearing the owner's social security number will be
issued. Classes begin today, and late registration will be held in the basement of Waterman Gym.
Ro ertson ViesdNew Duies
AsResidential ollegeHead

"The present Substitute Senate
Appropriation Bill was developed
with no opportunity for any in-
stitutional representative to be
heard," Hatcher stated. "The as-
sumptions used to reach the gross
budget figures in this bill are un-
"The dollar result in the pro-
posed net state appropriation
would be a devastating blow to all
of higher education in Michigan,"
Hatcher's letter continued. "It is
obvious that the level of state sup-
port is totally inadequate to carry
on the programs of the state-sup-
ported institutions and wholly in-
sufficient to meet the needs of the
youth who are to be educated in
our colleges."

Hatcher Xttacks
Senate Position
President Drafts Position Letter;
Calls Committee Plan 'Impractical'
University Preeldent Harlan Hatcher called the legislature's plans
for raising non-resident student fees "impractical and unrealistic"
in a position letter on University appropriation needs for the next
year to Rep. Arnell Engstrom (R-Traverse City), yesterday.
Engstrom, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, had
met with Michigan State University President John Hannah yesterday
morning on higher education needs throughout the state.
Hannah, acting in his position as chairman of the Council of Col-
lege Presidents spoke for all 12 state-supported colleges and univer-
sities in presenting a plea for increased appropriations.
Hatcher prepared the letter after the meeting to supplement
what Hannah had been able to present in the hour he was allotted.
It was the first official statement prepared by the University on
tuition hikes and the budget.

I Student Role

By The Associated Press
REPRESENTATIVES of civil rights group from Midwest
states arrived in Washington today to protest selection of Weston,
Ill., as site for a giant atom smasher and received a promise a new
attempt would be made to overturn the choice.
Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., said he will move to strike
Western as the site for the 200 Billion Electron Volt proton accel-
eator or to have its authorization bill sent back to committee.
Conyers is a Negro and Ann Arbor was one of the unsuccessful
bidder for the atom smasher.
* * * *
THE ARMY CLAIMED Tuesday that Capt. Howard B. Levy,
an Army doctor convicted of disloyalty and disobedience, ,would
defect to a Communist country if he is released on bail pending
appeal of his conviction and three-year sentence.
The Army told the U.S. Court of Military Appeals it learned
from a reliable informant that Levy, 30, a Brooklyn, N.Y., der-
matologist, said on May 31 that if convicted he planned to seek
bail and then flee to a Communist country and seek political
asylum .
Capt. L. Dean Moore, representing the Army, said the in-
formant quoted Levy as saying he would "remain absent from the
United States for a period of several years, during which time he
would denounce the United States."

"I'm very much excited by the
prospect of being director of the
new Residential College," James
H. Robertson, Associate Dean of
the literary college said. "The more
you live with the idea of such a
college, the sounder and more valid
it seems. To my mind it is one of
the most hopeful answers to the
problem of largeness at the Uni-
On June 30 Robertson officially
takes over retiring dean Burton D.
Thuma's position as director of the
Residential College. The college is
to open in East Quadrangle in the
Robertson will have many duties
as director of the new college. One
he counts as most important is
"establishing a rapport between
the administration, faculty and
students of the college.
In establishing the "rapport" he
speaks of, Robertson says he in-
tends to make the college into an

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"academic community where each
person has a certain responsibility
for managing the community and
keeping it healthy. That includes
shaping the curriculum and the
regulations, and in general de-!
termining the climate in which all!
the students will live."
In addition, Robertson wants
the college to have "as much im-
pact - on the structure of the rest
of the University as it possibly
The kind of impact Robertson
refers to includes affecting the
shaping and planning of new
courses with an eye to small sem-'
inars and interdisciplinary study.
Since the majority of the faculty
in the College will also teach reg-
ular University courses, Robertson
hopes they will bring the emphasis
on personal contact found in the
College to the rest of their stu-
Robertson will have other du-
ties besides merely establishing a
"rapport." Working with his ad-
ministrative colleagues, he must
find new staff for the College, find
interested faculty to work on plan-
ning committees to develop new
courses, develop a workable budget
for the school, contribute ideas for
programming and suggest possible
guest lecturers.
"In short, I will have just about
all the duties of the dean of a
small college," Robertson said.
In addition, Robertson must do
the job of interpreting the Resi-
dential College both to those with-
in the University community and
to those outside it. This will in-
clude working with the dean and
faculty committees of the literary
college, the Housing Office and
the Office of Student Affairs. j
During the last two months,
Robertson has been getting in
some practice in the public re-
lations skills he will need in hisI
new position. He has met with
alumnae groups in New York,

ment has been uniformly high."
Robertson has also had a steady
stream of correspondence and visi-
tors from other campuses who
want to "see what we're up to."
He has also been keeping in close
touch with other universities with
similar residential college pro-
Robertson was not a member of
the commission which formulated
the plans for the Residential Col-
lege. But his background in aca-
demic counseling and his work
with the LSA curriculm committee
have prepared him for the job he
is about to officially undertake.
Robertson earned his BA degree
at New York University. He came
to the University to receive his
masters in English and his PhD in
American Literature. Robertson
has been teaching at the Univer-
sity since 1938. He was appointed
assistant dean of literary college
in 1950 and was later made as-
sociate dean.
In his work on the curriculm
committee Robertson supported
and helped to shape interdiscip-
linary courses, and he has served
as chairman of the Administrative
Board on Academic Counseling.
He said all these things "more
or less fitted" when the Residen-
tial College became a reality and
a new director was needed.

Adequate Support
He continued that "Adequate
support of higher education is the
most important capital investment
the citizens of .our state can make.
We strongly urge that you and
your colleagues, as representatives
of the people, make that important
investment for the future."
Hatcher commented specifical-
ly on four major provisions of the
bill, adding that he is prepared
to document any or all of the Uni-
versity's needs in detail.
He said plans for increasing
non-resident student fees would
be "so drastic and so high as to
be both impractical and unrealist-
ic. The gap lbetween the pro-
posed net appropriation and the
gross budget as set forth can-
not be closed merely by an in-
crease in student fees."
Salaries of staff, he said, must
move up "not less than the low-
est of other institutions and agen-
cies (in the state)."
Needs for .equipment and re-
habilitation, he explained, must
be met.
"Theaching staff committments,
made in good faith," (which in-
clude salary inceases, "must be
honored," he said.

Gves Report
The Presidehtial Commission on
the Role of Students in Decision
Making released their interim re-
port late last week.
The report defines what the
commission feels are the important
University government problems
presented by student participation
in decision making.
The members of the commission
agreed that the groundwork had
been laid in their meetings of the
last five months for agreement on
the solution of these problems-
perhaps by mid-fall.
The amount of protections or re-
strictions the University should
offer the student was recognized
in the report as one of the chief
problems in the student decision-
The amount of weight the stu-
dent voice should carry in decision
making was considered another
problem area. The commission
asks in the report if "administra-
tive or faculty consultation, ad-
vice, review, consent or veto is
appropriate in areas where stu-
dents play a definitive role? .. .
Should student representatives be
provided some direct formal access
to the Board of Regents "
The question of the structure of
student government and its inte-
gration with the administration
was also mentioned as a major
problem area.
Gretchen Groth, grad, a member '
of the commission, commented
that they were "not in general
bogged down. Given the size and
ambiguity of the mandate, it would
have been impossible to come to a
conclusion at this point."

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to live. And when you're finished

Housing Commission Considers
Sites for Low-Cost Dwellings

, The Ann Arbor Housing Com-
mission is presently considering
several sites for the construction
of 22 low-income housing units in
the city, Henry V. Aquinto, chair-
man of the commission, said yes-
frn'r "dav

children being taken into consider-'
ation, Aquinto said.
Under a separate contract with
the government, the commission
has been granted $35,000 to lease
houses from individuals in the
commuinity. which can then be

"Our housing must come up to
code," he explained. "We refuse
to accept any substandard dwell-
ings. And rental units as a whole
are scarce in Ann Arbor. But I
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