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Clearing, gradual cooling
later in the day

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


Increase of
$4.6 Million
Over '66-67
'Modest' Increase
In Staff Benefits


New York To Consider
Free State Tuition Plan

Following is the University's new yearly tuition schedule.


Undergraduate residents
Undergraduate non-residents
Graduate residents
Graduate non-residents
Law residents
Law non-residents
Medical, Dental and Public
Health Schools residents
Medical, Dental and Public
Health Schools non-residents

$ 420

Increase over
$ 72

M ,

At Others' Expense By ANN MUNSTER must be rati
New York state's constitutional New York in
By DAVID KNOKE convention Committee on Educa- The comm
The Regents approved a gen- tion voted Monday night to re- sociate Judg
eral fund (operating costs) budg- quire the state's legislature to, pro- New York's C
et of $83.2 million for 1967-68, vide a system of free higher edu- the precise I
after increasing student fees by cation for all state residents. posal was to
$4.6 million. The proposal envisions a pro- six member
This budget, up $5.3 million over gram of aid to students in both will report b
last year's, is just $100,000 over public and private colleges sit- mittee today.
what the University considers its uated in New York state. Rep
minimum operating costs - the 17-7 Vote Republican
amount necessary to continue The New York proposal was view the pl
present programs plus minimum adopted by a dote of 17 to 7 by version of an
increased staff benefits. the convention's Committee on the state gua
The fee increase was necessitat- Education. It is believed to have education to
ed by a much lower-than-expected a reasonably good chance of pas- wants it. Th
appropriation from the Legisla- sage by the Democratic-controlled sented June
ture. The University had asked for convention. Most of negative votes president An
$74.6 million, a $16.5 million in- on the committee came from the Brooklyn).
crease over last year, but received .Republican minority. All pro- The propo
only $58.1 million. The University posals adopted by the convention committee v
had originally planned a $91.1 mil- --____
lion budget for next year.
The University will retain a
"modest" improvement In, staff VI
benefits at the expense of other 0)
items, as it did last year.
Inadequate Funds
"Because we have again given
top priority to wage and salary in-
creases, the University will again By LUCY KENNEDY ularly and th
have inadequate funds for equip- and JILL CRABTREE expect extrei
ment, supplies, space rehabilita- with the Uni
tion and other urgent funds," The Regents yesterday after- ly low salary
President Harlan Hatcher said. noon considered and filed Gradu- Roy Ashma
From the increased fees and ate Assembly's resolution saying uate Assem
state appropriations, the Regents students in the University's mar if a meeting
allocated $3.6 million' for salary ned student apartments on North ween studei
and wage increases and for the Campus will not accept an in-
employment of new staff to meet crease over last year's rate before dent for Stun
the anticipated enrollment rise. January 1, 1968. Chief Finan
This fall 37,413 students are ex- More than 270 students living Pierpont. Fe:
pected to enroll, an increase of in the units affected by the $10 a Ashmall, "do
1,350 over last year. month increase (University Ter- Pu
According to Allan F. Smith, race and Northwood Apartments) Pul
vice-president for academic af- have signed a petition stating they increasebe
fairs, new staff will account for will withhold the extra rent until .c.
approximately $1.5 million and sal- they are given adequate notice of giving stude
aries and wages for $2.1 million the increase. their contre
of the increase. Jan. 1 was named as the earl- however, tha

fied by the voters of
a referendum.
nittee charman, As-
e Francis Bergan of
Court of Appeals' said
anguage of the pro-
be determined by a
subcommittee which
ack to the full com-#
ublican View
as on the committee
an as a scaled-down
earlier proposal that
arantee a free college
any resident who
is proposal was pre-
22 by convention
.thony J. Travia (D-
sal adopted by the
would spell out the
hat it was difficult to
mely' efficient service
versity's comparative-
all president of Grad-
bly, asked Feldkamp
could be set up be-
nts and Vice-Presi-
dent Affairs Richard
Vice-President and
acial Officer Wilbur
Ldkamp, according to
odged the issue."
it Off to Oct.
suggested the rent
put off until Oct. 1,
,nts 60 days to break
acts. Ashmall said,
t he doubted if North
dents would accept an
ner than Jan. 1.
ns to look as if ne-
th Feldkamp are not
Ashmall commented,
r an investigation by
gislature into the ex-
lved in maintaining
ed what he would do
nts of the apartments
extra rent for a long
ne, Feldkamp said he
faced that situation
would only use evic-
would be more likely
uld threaten to hold
students failing to
1 rent.

principle of free education, leav-
ing implementation of the policy
to future legislative action. Ber-
gan said the Legislature would
be given no timetable to inaug-
urate the program and that there
was no precise estimate of its
Private Colleges Protest
The chairman said that private
colleges in the state had protest-
ed that they would be left out
under a system of free higher
education limited to public col-
The plan contemplated by the
committee would permit t h e
Legislature to provide some form
of financial assistance to students
at private colleges or possibly
even direct aid to the colleges
The chairman deemed it un-
likely that the committee's de-
cision would be affected by a pro-
posal now before the convention
to repeal the 73-year-old ban
against any financial aid, direct
or indirect, to church supported
The proposal also authorizes the
state legislature to work out a
system of so-called compensatory
education to provide extra aid
for the teaching of disadvantaged
persons, such as Negroes and
Puerto Ricans.
A group of New York City
Puerto Rican community leaders
urged the committee last week
to draft a constitutional provision
guaranteeing such extra educa-
tional help.




Icrease Student
'Aidby $1.650,000
All Non-Resident Hikes Set at $300,
Resident Undergraduate up by $72
The University Regents yesterday approved a non-resi-
dent tuition hike of $300 in all schools and a resident in-
crease of $72 at the undergraduate level and $80 at the grad-
uate level. In-state law, medical, dental and public health
school fees were raised $100.
The fees at all levels are the highest among public col-
leges and universities in the Big Ten. and the state.
A $500,000 portion of the additional revenue was routed
to increase student aid funds and another $150,000 for aid
was provided from undesignated donations to the $55M cam-

-Daily-Robert Sheffield
MARVIN NIEHUSS (left), executive vice-president, Allan F.
Smith (center), vice-president for academic affairs and A.
Geoffrey Norman, vice-president for research, discussed the
University's budget before the Regents meeting.

paign. The rest of the fees will1
ating funds. The gross total of
$24.9 million, which is $4.6-
million more than last year.
The tuition increase was ap-
proved unanimously after a
long session on Monday and
most of yesterday morning.
Several dozen possible alterna-
tives for the size of a fee hike
were presented in reports on
University budget needs for the
coming year, but no plan could
be found which would avoid a
large-scale tuition increase.
OAA To Send Letter
Students will be informed of
the decision in a letter from the
Office of Academic Affairs later
this week.
Fees for University services at
University Hospital and ,other
units including residence halls
were also approved. Students have
already been informed of the res-
idence hall increases.
An ability-to-pay plan, similar
to that adopted recently at Mich-
igan State University, was scrap-
ped because the Regents felt that
the increased student aid in their
formula would be just as equitable
for students in need and would
avoid the extra bookkeeping and
the questionable constitutionality
of MSU's plan, which calls for
students to present a copy of their
parent's income tax return as the
basis of their fee.
Ratio Maintained
The Regents decided to main-
tain the existing ratio between
in-state and out-of-state fees at
1 to 3. The state Legislature's
budget bill had recommended that
only out-state fees be raised, to
lay 75 per cent of the cost of ed-
ucation on non-resident students.
The size of the increase was
computed from this fall's planned
enrollment. The increase had to
make up the $4.5 million differ-
ence between the existing revenues
and University's minimum needs
for the coming year. In-state fees
were based on a 22 per cent in-
See REGENTS, page 2

be added to the general oper-
student fees this year will be
City Council
To Fil 5th
Ward Seat
City council is expected to name
a successor to the fifth Ward seat
now held by Richard Balzhiser at
its Aug. 21 or Aug. 28 meeting.
Balzhiser, whose resignation was
accepted by city council Monday,
effective Aug. 22 will serve as a
White House fellow. He was given
a leave of absence from h'is post
as professor of chemical and
metalurgical engineering by the
Regents yesterday.
Balzhiser will serve in the De-
partment of Defense., He is the
first White House Fellow from the
University since 1952, 'and will
serve for one year.
Republican Edge
Balzhiser, a Repulican, will have
his successor appointed by the
council, in which the Republicans
hold a seven to four edge.
According to the City Charter,
the council must appoint a succes-
sor within 30 days.
Mayor Wendell Hulcher said the
council will probably act on a
successor the week after Balz-
hiser's resignation takes effect,
meaning Aug.. 28. This would re-
quire calling a special council ses-
sion, since Aug. 28 is scheduled
to be a working committee session.
One-Year Appointment
White House fellows work with
members of the President's cabinet
to give noted scholars a close view
of the workings of the government.
Balzhiser, who had a four-point
grade average at the University
was also mayor pro ten, which
necessitates apsecond selection by
council to fill that position.

'Significantly Short'
"This is significantly short of
what we hoped to do when the
original request was made to the
Legislature," Smith told the Re-
gents. About $10.6 million had
been asked to cover increases for
this' area, which has suffered for
the last five or six years from low
state appropriations.
Smith mentioned that many oth-
er areas are again experiencing
shortages. The library allocations,
he noted, would be just sufficient
to continue existing acquisition
programs and cover maintenance,
costs of library buildings.
New schedules for nonacadem-
ic staff increases-including serv-
ice, maintenance, office and craft
personnel-were made partly on
merit bases and partly in an up-
ward adjustment to bring wage
schedules in line with those paid
state civil service employes in
comparable classifications.
Minimum: $1.82 per Hour
The new schedules establish a
minimum rate of $1.82 per hour
in an effort to bring the Univer-
sity minimum wage to $2 an hour
for regular, full-time personnel as
soon as possible.
Students and other temporary
personnel will receive a minimum
rate of $1.55, up from $1.42 per
"Even though we have given
highest priority to the salary and

iest acceptable date for a rent
hike, because an increase at this
time would give students some op-
portunity to find other housing,
in Ann Arbor.
Student Advisory Committee
Students from the Student Ad-
visory Committee on Housing met
with Director of University Hous-
ing John Feldkamp yesterday and
found a few alternatives to a rent
increase at this time.
One large expense students
questioned was an increase in the
number of janitors for the apart-
ments. They felt there was a great
deal of waste in present janitorial
Feldkamp said, however, that
time studies were being made reg-

Campus resid
increase soot
"If it begi
gotiations wi
going well,"
"we'll ask fo
the state Leg
penses invol
these apartm
When ask
if the resider
withheld the
period of tin
had, "never
before," and
tion as a last
He said it
that he wou
credits from
pay their full


SRU, SHA May Try Boycott
To Obtain Eight-Month Lease

Student Housing Association
(SHA) may organize a boycott
this week of some apartment
buildings managed by Apartments
Limited, in an attempt to obtain
an eight-month lease and more
equitable damage deposit policy
at these properties.
Four apartments buildings un-
der the management of Apart-
ments Limited that were formerly
under the control of Ron
Smith would be the main target

of a possible boycott. The build- they are a long way from charging
ings are located at 911 South For- equitable rent."
est, 1327 and 1337 Wilmot and At a meeting last night, full con-
1320 S. University. trol of damage deposit policy was
Apartments Limited is a man- handed over to Apartments Lim-
agement firm that handles the ited. Formerly the buildings con-
operation of apartment buildings trolled by Smith had handled
for several owners. The managers their own damage deposits.
of Apartment Limited - Richard There was no discussion at last
Barnhill, Kenneth Barnhill and night's meeting, however, of a
Karl Malcolm-own some build- possible boycott. No decision was
ings of their own in addition to made on next year's leasing
managing buildings for other policy.
owners. Talked with Students
Apartments Limited spokesmen "I've talked with students about
said, however, that Smith was Smith's apartments and about the
disposing of his interest in the possibilities of establishing an
four buildings and had left town. eight month lease," Richard
"We feel," Malcolm commented, Barnhill said, "but I did not have
"that the difficulties we had with the impression we were being
the Smith buildings have now faced with boycott action or im-
been taken care of." mediate action of any kind."
Students Feel Inequities Van Lente said a student boy-
Some students, however, feel cott could be organized by this
great inequities still exist between Thursday. Students would be en-
the rent charged and the service couraged not to rent apartments
offered by the present owners. in the four Smith buildings
"These buildings have been through signs on campus and
singled out," Tom Van Lente, literature passed out at the
grad, chairman of SHA, said, "be- Apartments Limited office.
cause last year Smith went 'Rather Negotiate'
through the buildings after the "We would rather negotiate
damage deposit checks had been with Apartments limited," Van
written and refused to refund the Lente said, "than set up a boy-
mn n 4, ninna1 rr~ntkmo i ,P.f A h vn thA., n.lrd- rof Ilaaol


The following figures provide a run-down of tuition, levels
at Michigan's 11 state-supported colleges and universities.
The exact amount of MSU tuition for in-state students is
determined by the income of the individual student's parents.
Residents Out-of-State
The University
Undergraduate $420 $1,300
Graduate $460 $1,500
Michigan State University
Undergraduate $154-500 $1,200
Graduate $384-530 $1,230

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