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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom





MSU Trustees Divided
On In-State Tuition Hike

Two members of Michigan State
University's Board of Trustees
have indicated that they will
"wholeheartedly oppose" any tui-
tion increase for in-state students
at MSU.
C. Allan Harlan and Don Stev-
ens, both Democrats, said that
despite the inadequacy of the
Legislature's appropriation for
MSU, they would oppose any such
increase unless it was tied to an
ability-to-pay- system.
Both said, however, they would
"reluctantly": favor an out-of-
state tuition increase.

MSU officials -have called the
legislature's appropriation about
$5.5 million short of their needs
for the next academic year.
Under an ability-to-pay system,
students would be charged tuition
according to their family income.
Students from families with less
than a $5,000 annual income would
pay the current rate of tuition,
$358.50 per year. Students from
higher income families would be
forced to pay tuitions of up to
$1,000 yearly.
MSU administrators have voiced
opposition to such a system on the
grounds that it would "drain off


Late World News
By The Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J.-The death toll rose to seven in three straight
nights yesterday in this riot-torn city. Three Negroes and a white
policeman were killed as a curfew originally called for at midnight
was moved up to 10 p.m., without apparent effect.,
Democratic Gov. Richard J. Hughes said a third of the city
was under seige, cordoned off by police and National Guardsmen
in the grip of what he termed "criminal insurrection." Over '700
arrests have failed to quell sniper duels between police and rioting
THE FIRST MEETING of the International Atomic Energy
Agency ever to be held at a U.S. university begins Monday, July 17
at the University. More than 70 papers will be presented at the
three-day meeting by nuclear scientists and engineers from 25
countries, including the United States, the Soviet Union, Yugo-
slavia, Poland, Israel, Japarl, and Germany.
VIETNAM SUMMER PROJECT will hold a second community
workshop on Monday, July 17. Canvassing of the Pittsfield Village
area will follow an orientation session at the Unitarian Church,
1917 Washtenaw, at 7:00 p.m. Open House will be held at Viet-
nam Summer headquarters at 516 Oswego on Sunday, July 16,
from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

superior students from higher in-
come families" if MSU alone adop-
ed it.
The Board of Trustees were in
a 4-4 deadlock at their last meet-
ing on June 30 over approval of
a budget which incorporated a
straight tuition hike for in-state
students. Four of the board's five
Democratic members voted against
the proposal, favoring the "abil-
ity-to-pay" system. According to
Harlan, "there will be no retreat
by the Democratic members of the
board" at their meeting next Fri-
day, when they will try to reach
agreement on the MSU budget.
Refused Comment
Wayne State University Gover-
nor E. J. Forsythe refused to com-
ment on the possibility of a tui-
tion hike for WSU. The Board
of Governors is holding private
meetings this week to try to work
out an agreement on the budget
before their official meeting next
Forsythe said that the WSU ap-
propriation, $33.5 million instead
of the requested $33.8 million, was
"going to hamper our -operation."
Forsythe added that his feelings
about the Legislature's freeze on
out-of-state enrollment were "am-
Mostly Local
"Most-90 per cent--of our stu-
dents are from the local area.
However, we have hoped to at-
tract more national and inter-
national students in the years
WSU's Student-Faculty Council
has passed a resolution "strong-
ly rejecting" any "proposal to im-
pose further financial demands"
on the student body.
In Lansing, Edwin Novak, presi-
dent of the State Board of Edu-
cation, called the Legislature's ap-
propriations for the state's univer-
sities "severely below essential lev-
Novak said that any resultant
tuition increases "are actually in-
creases in taxes-consumer type
"Accordingly, then, when one
examines the 1967 tax reform,
these consumer-type taxes must
be considered a part of that pack-

-Daily-Robert Sheffield
Hatcher presents a brief review of the University's financial situation to the Board of Regents
at their special meeting this morning.
Need Bridge wth oiics

NAACP 'Young Turks' Demand
Overhaul of Governing Body

Seek More Data,
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'Additional Study
Call for Student Fee Adjustment;
Date of Future Meeting Uncertain
The Regents, in a special meeting this morning, delayed
action on the University budget and the level of student fee
hikes pending further investigation of its sources of revenue
for next year.
The Board indicated an "adjustment of the student fee
schedules" and authorized continuation of operations and
payrolls at existing levels for the rest of the month.
They added that the tuition increases must be set to
"make sure no University student will be prevented from con-
tinuing his education because of insufficient financial sup-
University President Harlan Hatcher requested the moves
after presenting, a review of
the University's financial sit-
uation with regard to the $59.1 Text of Hatcher's
million state appropriation
approved in Lansing Wednes-
day. The appropriation leaves It is recommended that the
a deficit of $4.7 million from Regents authorize payment of

BOSTON (R)-About half the
delegates to the National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Col-
ored People convention staged a
rebellion yesterday, staying in a
darkened ballroom after adjourn-
ment to call for an overhaul of
its governing body.
The militant 'New York state
conference, largest single state
delegation at the convention, fol-
t lowed its "Young Turk" presi-
dent Donald Lee of Buffalo in re-
fusing to move after Chairman
Matthew Perry called for adjourn-
"If you, adjourn, we will not
leave," they shouted. Perry ad-
journed. The lights and micro-
Sphones were turned off. But about
500 delegates, including most of
the younger members, stayed in
their seats, chanting "we shall
not be moved."
By the light of a single televi-
sion camera, with Lee standing on
a chair; those remaining adopted

zations steal the angry young Ne-
groes, steal the militants," shout-
ed. Alfred Williams, of East Lans-
ing, Mich.
Williams, a prime mover be-
hind some of the more militant
youths at the convention, persuad-
ed delegates to adopt a resolution
calling on the board to increase
youth members from three to 17.
"We'll make you a new organ-
ization if you can't do it your-
self," he said. "There are new
trends in civil rights . . . these
sentiments are not peculiar to
youth, but are particularly felt by
Williams' speech made before
the convention officially adjourn-
ed, amended a proposed resolution
which had merely called for a
study on whether more young peo-
ple should be on the board, and a
report to the 1968 convention.
The two actions came in a day
of swift maneuvering in which
executive director Roy Wilkins

At a news conference Dr. Eu-
gene Reed of New York state, a
spokesman for the "Young Turks,"
disassociated his group from
Moore, and said they support Roy
Wilkins but not the board of di-
A flyer circulated by his group
among the delegates said the Unit-
ed Auto Workers were paying the
expenses "of a large numbr of
dlegates" to "prevent NAACP from
taking a strong position on cer-
tain key issues, particularly - + -
discriminatory practices of seg-
ments in organized labor."
The flyers suggested that the
UAW go on record opposing dis-
crimination in the building trades
unions, eliminate "its lily-white
policy of selecting regional direc-
tors," and name more Negroes to
its executive boards.
The resolution, sponsored by
New York's delegation, asked for
a convention committee to recom-
mnri awn.. n f ginn 4ha mnmrhar

A polarity will always exist be-
tween the universities and gov-
erment, but bridges of under-
standing must be cultivated,.ac-
cording to Ludwig Erhard, former
Chancellor of West Germany.
He said conflicts will continue
to arise because of the tension
between the realms of thought
and those of power.
Erhard spoke as an educator
at the convocation which ended
the three-day sesquicentennial
conference on "the University and
the Body Politic." His speech was
In German, and was translated
by Prof. James K. Pollock, of
the Political Science department,
who worked with Erhard shortly
after the war.
Warning that mass demonstra-
tions must not be considered in
every case a stronger weapon
against the compulsion of author-
ity, Erhard said "the actual situ-
ation implies at least a readiness,
if not a necessity, to come to a
mutual understanding" between
government and the universities.
He described a "gulf that sepa-
rates intellectual grasp and po-
litical decision," which has dis-
irupted century-old democracies
(the United States and Great
Britain). He said that ideas are
about to penetrate from the Com-
munist world and developing na-
tions which "if brought to their
logical conclusion would disrupt
our political, social and economic
The danger with accepting
these policies, said Erhard, is that
totalitarian states "have a sad
reputation that while they are
generous in supporting science,
learning and research in a finan-
cial way, they do this just as

be the task of the university to University President Harlan Hat-
give new and original thought to cher. Honorary doctor of law de-
the relationship and to enhance grees were given to Michigan's
its standing beyond mere techni- Gov. George Romney and John
cal knowledge. Gardner, secretary of Health, Ed-
Erhard was conferred an honor- ucation and Welfare at the con-
ary doctor of civil laws degree by vocation as well.'
Keep Tuition- Low,
Fe-ming Advocates

"Those of us who believe the
cause of democracy is best served
by maintaining tuition and fees
in public institutions at as low
a level as possible must pin our
hopes on convincing state legisla-
tors of the validity of our posi-
tion," said Robben W. Fleming,
President-elect of the University,
at yesterday's Sesquicentennial
conference "The Support of High-
er Education."

on their families' ability to pay,"
saidsFleming, "and the benefits
of such a system to the state
would outweigh costs which would
not be too great."
Fleming also attacked the im-
balance of federal financial aid
which he said have gone to the
physical sciences "with the con-
sequence that the social and eco-
nomic problems of man are re-
ceiving very modest research at-
He pointed out that in the
decade 1953-63 federal support to
state schools grew by seven per
cent, the identical amount that
state supportdto the same institu-
tions declined.
Since state financial aid is used
largely for undergraduate study,
he said additional sources of funds
are needed in order to avoid un-
due reliance on teaching assist-
ants for undegraduate courses.


a minimum University operat-
ing budget of $83.2 million
which includes student fees
and a small amount of other
The Legislature believes the
University can make up the dif-
ference with an increase in out-
of-state tuition..
A large increase was indicated
last night when Vice-President
for Academic Affairs Allen Smith
toldd WXYZ-TV in Detroit that
the University would raise tui-
tion as much as $300 for the aca-
demic year starting at the end of
August. Smith said due to the
budget cut there is "no alternative
but to raise the tuition sharply."
"Because of the problems cre-
ated by this gap, a bit more work
will have to be done," Hatcher
told the Regents. The Board is
presently on call by the President.
They will meet when "enough
data is available in order to deter-
mine the exact amount of ad-
justmentin student fees and final
passage of the University's oper-
ating budget for the coming fiscal
Hatcher described the situation
as "most difficult . . . for our stu-
dent body," and recommended
that the University "communi-
cate" with the students and their
parents on the "likelihood of
changing fee schedules" and the
eventual notice of the exact
amount of that change.
In a private meeting last night,
the Regents were presented with
a complete text of legislative ac-
tion in regard to the University's
appropriation, according to Re-
gent Frederick Matthaei Jr. The
meeting lasted for almost six
hours because "this is a serious
problem and there is a lot of
concern," Matthaei noted.
Regent Otis Smith, the lone
Democrat on the Board, expressed
the general sentiment of the
Board when he noted that "This
is the only sensible thing we can
do at this time.",
Regent Robert Briggs asked if
there "was any way we can soften
the blow with deferred pay-
ments?" Wilbur K. Pierpont, vice-
president and chief financial of-
ficer, told the Board that a de-
ferred tuition payment plan is
presently available.

the July 1967 payrolls ana the
continuation of other July op-
erations, subject to the final
determination of all sources of
revenue for 1967-68, including
an adjustment of the student
fee schedules.
In considering the fee sched-
ule changes, we intendd to be
sure that no University of
Michigan studentwil hbe pre-
vented from continuing his ed-
ucation because of insufficient
financial support.
WSU Faces
Shortage of
Vital Funds
President Keast Lays
Blame on Legislature;
Tuition Hike Nears
Wayne State University is faced
with "an extremely serious prob-
lem," said WSU President William
R. Keast last night. He deemed the
1967-68 appropriation "so far be-
low Wayne's needs to operate at
curent levels, let alone to assume
extra responsibilities, that strong
measures are needed to align the
university's resources and respon-
"In my personal opinion," Keast
continued "tax reform in Michigan
is essential. But if the legislature
had acted so that the taxes could
be collected in June rather than
October then at least Governor
Romney's budget could have been
WSU was allocated $33.56 mil-
lion, a $1.2 million increase over
last year. Romney had recom-
mended a $1.5 million increase.
Keast felt that the only accept-
able aproach to the problem of
low appropriations was a tuition
increase. He said that lie felt any
other actions would be either un-
fair to the students or would de-
feat the goal of a university.
Keast was unable to discuss spe-
cific figures until after the WSU
Board of Governors meeting next
Wednesday and Thursday, but he
stated that there were several al-
ternative schemes prepared for
submission to them. He did say
that all present plans call for stif-
fer increases for out-of-state stu-
"My greatest single concern,"
said Keast "is to ensure education-
al opportunities at Wayne will not

He explained that the answer
to the tuition problem must be
found between the extremes of
free tuition and full cost reim-
"The opportunity for an educa-
tion is so valuable' to the nation
that the cost to the student must
never be placed beyond the reach
of the common man," said Flem-
However, Fleming, chancellor at
the University of Wisconsin who
becomes President-designate in
September, did not relate his
topic to the Legislature's cut in
the University's requested budget
which may force a tuition hike.
He said his policy is to decline to
answer questions in public about
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The following figures represent a view of the' University's
undergraduate fees as compared to current -levels at other col-
leges and universities in the state.
Residents Out-of-State


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