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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom



Address Pinpoints Current 'U'Problems

I have recently returned from
the meetings of the International
%Association of Universities in To-
kyo. There are three gratifica-
tions in such a mission. One is
the pleasure of going to an in-
teresting foreign culture to ob-
serve the changes that are taking
place. The second is the meeting
itself and the third is the added
joy of returning to my own uni-
versity in Ann Arbor.;
The meetings themselves were
rewarding. They dealt with three
problems of concern to every
country in the world. First, get-
ting this present generation of
talented youth into uniyersity
training while there is yet time.
Second, how to relate the univer-
sities of our day to their socie-
ties and to the economic base
which supports them and is in
turn served by them.
And the third, the preservation
or establishment of autondmy and

freedom for our universities so
necessary to their functions.
I returned from these plenary
sessions and visits withmy col-
leagues around the world far from
satisfied and by no means com-
placent but, shall I say, at least
encouraged. We are among the
best there is. And we expect to
get better.
It is a pleasure to be home to
the peace, calm, and protected
pursuit of learning for which Ann
Arbor is justly famous. We are
already well into another academ-
ic year.
This is the second year of our
full three-term program. It is go-
ing better than most of us ex-
pected. We have by this means
set pup equivalent of a brand new
college of some 4000, and it will
There are many adjustments
and improvements that can be
made, including a better program

for the third term of next year,
based upon our experience of this
We enter the year 1965-66 at a
new level of support. It is more
nearly in keeping with the re-
sponsibilities which we carry than
has been true in the past several
years. And I think we can truth-
fully say that this year finds the
University at greater strength in
all of its areas than has been
true at any time in the past.
We offer our thanks and ap-
preciation to the Legislature of
Michigan for its understanding of
the needs of the present day and
once more we express our grati-
tude to the Governor's Blue Rib-
bon Committee for their able an-
alysis and their concept of the
support necessary for our insti-
tutions of higher learning.
These new levels of support for
higher education, growing ever
more exepnsive, quite properly

.5#... .... .... .

The Daily carried an inaccurate
and distorted account of Uni-
versity President Harlan
Hatcher's "State of the Univer-
sity" address. The inaccuracy
stemmed from a confusion of
tenses while presenting back-
ground material, which put re-
marks the President had made

earlier this year into an entire-
ly false context. There is no
need to rehash the specifics of
our error, but we wish to apolo-
gize publicly for the poor re-
porting of a significant event to
the University community. In
the hope of rectifying our mis-
take, we present the full text of
the President's remarks below.

.... ...............

have engaged a larger degree of
public interest and concern than
in the past. This is appropriate,
but it is in turn placing rather
heavy demands upon the universi-
The universities are being bur-
dened unnecessarily by having too
many points of judgment and de-
cision. These now involve the Con-
troller's office, the Governor's of-
fice, the Legislature, the Senate
Finance Committee, the House

the Coordinating Council, and the
studies of the Blue Ribbon Citi-
zens' Committee.
It is not surprising that the
question of autonomy for univer-
sities was a subject for an inter-
national conference. The Univer-
sity of Michigan is inevitably in
the forefront of any such discus-
sion. Autonomy under the elected
Regents has proved its worth over
the years and was deemed to be
so good that it was extended to
all the other state colleges and
universities .under the new con-
stitution of Michigan.
It 4is something of a wry irony
that we are in danger; in some
areas, of saying that since some
of the newer institutions are at
the outset unable fully to exer-
cise their autonomy that autono-
my should be removed from all.
We are in some such situation
with respect to the appropriations
for buildings for our campus. I

hope it can be worked out.
During the, last 20 years, the
universities have found themselves
in a most trying situation World
War II saw massive destruction
of cities, homes, factories, trans-
portation, schools, universities. It
left speritual and material exhaus-
tion and degradation, frustration
and loss of hope. Restoration and
rehabilitation alone outran the
capacity of the world, especially
the United States to fulfill.
But this was not our only un-
dertaking. Into this devastated
and already overtaxed post-war
world, we procreated a new gen-
eration so out of proportion to
the normal growth that he have
had to call it a population explo-
sion. There was no possible way
to control this. The results could
be foreseen and were, but like
the relentless unfolding of a clas-
sic Greek drama, the consequences
have descended upon us. The sheer

Ways and Means Committee, the
Education Committee, the Com-
mittee on Colleges and Universi-
ties, the State Board of Educa-
tion. And, on another level, the
Washington auditors, the state au-
ditor, the legislative auditor, our
own internal audit, and the CPA's
employed by the Regents for the
regular business audit. And we can
add the Michigan Council of State
College Presidents, the Michigan
College and University Presidents,

number of our children outran
our capacity to absorb them prop-
erly into our disrupted and swollen
Our cities built for a few thou-
sand or hundred thousands have
been completely overrun by mil-
lions. The few amenities we have
managed to cultivate have been
largely engulfed and dissipated.
We do not have enough schools,
colleges, universities for them at
the normal rate of growth. We
could not update courses of study
fast enough. We could not create
jobs or opportunities for signifi-
cant participation in the whole
fabric of modern life for them
and we could not cope with the
rush to the cities and in turn
from the decaying cities out to the
This has been true not only
in our own country but in Great
See HATCHER, Page 7




What's New at 764-1817
Student Government Council last night unanimously approved
its University bookstore report which will be presented to the
Regents for their meetings Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21 and 22.
The report requests the recinding of the 1929 Regents ruling
which prohibits "mercantile establishments" within University
buildings which would compete with local merchants.
SGC believes that "the Regents ruling is contrary to the
concept of securing economic benefits for the students, especially
when these benefits coincide with educational objectives."
The report presents evidence that: businesses in Ann Arbor
would not suffer greatly from University, the University has a
responsibility to the students and the ruling is now ineffective,
i.e., the Michigan Union Grill charges no taxes to patrons. The
report will be discussed at the open Regents meeting Friday, Oct.
22 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the meeting can be obtained in room 2550
of the Student Activities Building.
The Ann Arbor Board of Realtors yesterday voted to publicly
oppose creation of the city's proposed housing commission. The
board supported its stand by stating that, "The proposed pro-
gram is so vague and open-ended that it is not acceptable."
* * * * .
The Ann Arbor Commission for the University of Michigan
Sesquicentennial is planning a 100,000 person celebration to com-
memorate the University's 150th birthday in 1967. This will be
part of a year-long celebration in appreciation of the University's
contributions to the community.
The Legislature approved the recommendation bf the House
subcommittee on Higher Education for the location of the pro-
posed Saginaw Bay College yesterday. The college will be located
in one of three sections of Saginaw county bordering Bay county.
The site was chosen as a median point of the tri-county area.
William Groening, head of a private fund-raisingcommittee for
the new college, said construction is expected to begin next spring.
q * . t
Over 2,500 students have planned their programs in the first
two weeks of pre-registration. "Things appear to be going smooth-
ly," said Dean George R. Anderson, freshman and sophomore
counselor, yesterday. As of now, there are no closed courses in
the literary college.
It is, however, difficult to get an appointment to see a coun-
selor, and some counselors are booked into December.
* *, * *
Dick Reiss, Yale senior and chairman of a group organized
to re-evaluate United States' foreign policy in Asia, said *yester-
day that 30 campuses have already formed chapters of the or-
ganization and that 20 more were expected to follow.
Reiss emphasized that the purpose of the group,- Americans
for Reappraisal of Far Eastern Policy, is mainly to center dis-
cussion on the question of U.S. diplomatic recognition of, and
U.N. admission of, the Peoples' Republic of China, and not to
demonstrate against current policies. He felt that ARFEP is not
a logical extension of groups currently protesting U.S. policies
since it is an impartial discussion organization. Its statement of
purpose does, however, call for a U.N.-supervsed cease-fire in
Viet Nam, as well as U.S. "readiness to negotiate towards the
recognition of the Peoples' Republic of China."
A national series of conferences will be held Oct. 24 on mem-
ber campuses to, raise the issues described and to dramatize
ARFEP's emergence as a national organization.
The University does not have a chapter. Those interested
may contact the national headquarters at 404A Yale Station,
New Haven, Conn.




L Dispute





Days of Protest Receive
Support, Cond emnation

Mixed reactions on the "Inter-
national Days of Protest" both on
campus and across the country
were received yesterday.from Ann
Arbor City officials, University ad-
ministrators and a congressional

Mayor Wendell Hulcher of Ann
Arbor said yesterday in a news re-
lease ". . . as mayor, I will con-
tinue to support the Ann Arbor
1 a w enforcement agencies in
carrying out their assigned duties,
and the preservation of law and

Local Unions To Ask
Bargaining Equality

University officials and three
unions which are seeking recog-
nition as the sole bargaining
agents for groups of University
employes under the amended
Hutchinson (public employer) act
will appear at a formal hearing of
the State Labor Mediation Board
in November to present argumeits
on the University's contention
that it cannot be constitutionally
included under the act.
An official of one of the unions
involved said yesterday that if the
board upholds the University's
contention, his union will consider
that the University is "just like
any private employer-and we'll
strike to gain recognition."
Did Not Appear
Instead of appearing at a board
meeting in September to consider
petitions from the three unions
filed under the amended act--
which requires "certain public em-
ployers" to recognize a union as
the sole bargaining representative
for a unit of employes if a major-

ity within the unit supports the
union-Vice-President for Busi-
ness and Finance Wilbur K. Pier-}
Pont sent the board a letter de-
claring that the Regents had de-
cided the amended act could not
constitutionally cover the Univer-
This set the stage for the
board's formal hearing on the
matter, which will be held Nov. 23.
'U' Contention
William Lemmer, a University
attorney who has been concerned
with formulating the University's
position on the act, explained yes-
terday that the University would
stress its contention that the Leg-
islature could not infringe on a
constitutionally-established body,
the University, by enacting legis-
lation which gives an administra-
tive body-the labor mediation
board-jurisdiction over some of
its employment policies.
A University statement on Oct.
4 declared that administration of-
ficials believe that "the terms and
conditions of employment at the
University are the responsibility
of the Regents, who are elected by
and responsible to the people of
the State of Michigan."
Edward Kantzler, president of
the Washtenaw County Construc-
tion Trades Council and a business
agent for Teamsters Union Local
297, two of the groups seeking
recognition under the amended
act, said the union's attorneys
would argue that the amended act
can in fact cover the University.

Hulcher has received telegrams
from several residents of Ann Ar-
bor asking that no public demon-
strations be allowed and that the
city council veto action promoting
these activities. Hulcher said in"
the statement that, regarding the
council's approval of several activ-
ities by the protesting groups, "the
protection of the general welfare
will be accomplished."
Concerning the planned sit-in
of the local Selective Service of-
fice the mayor said that, "If civil
disobedience is practiced . . . I ask
that the police act to enforce our
The Selective Service office de-
clined to comment on the demon-
strations and possible police ac-
tion saying that all communica-
tions with the city were "confi-
dential." The police department
About 1:15 this morning, the
float depicting a concentration
camp prepared by the Viet Nam
Day Committee for the Inter-
national Days of Protest which
was to be part of the Home-
coming parade was destroyed by
vandals. The float was outside
of Lester House when it was
destroyed and no one has any
idea of who was responsible.
The police have been called in
to investigate.
also declined comment on the
basis that no official statement
had been issued by the depart-
ment's higher officials.
Richard L. Cutler, vice-presi-
dent for student affairs, said yes-
terday that, although the admin-
istration had taken no official
stance, it was his personal hope
that the demonstrations would be
"orderly and peaceful."
A reaction to the national plans
for demonstrations in over 80
cities came from Sen. Thomas J.
Dodd(D-Conn), vice-chairman of
the Senate Internal Security Sub-
committee. The committee pub-
lished a report Thursday to sup-
port what it termed the Commun-
ist infiltration and exploitation of
the teach-in movement.

MSU Action
Unlawful in
Schiff Case
Three Federal Judges
Hear Charges; Deny
Dismissal Request
The United States District Court
of Grand Rapids ruled yesterday
that Michigan State University
had acted unlawfully in denying
readmission to graduate student
Paul Schiff without a hearing.
The court considered two mo-
tions. The first, in which MSU
asked for dismissal of the case,
was denied.
The second, Schiff's demand for
a temporary injunction for his re-
admission until a final decision,
was denied without prejudice. Ac-
cording to Kenneth Lang, the
American Civil Liberties Union at-
torney who represented Schiff, this
means that the motion could be
brought up again "if circumstanc-
es warrant."
Although Schiff's motion was
denied, the court ordered MSU to
notify Schiff in writing of the
10 days, and to hold a hearing
reasons for his expulsion.
Lang and Ernest Mazey, execu-
tive director of the American Civ-
il Liberties Union of Michigan
were "satisfied" with the decision.
"This is a landmark decision in
that for the first time a Michi-
gan college or university has been
judicially required to give a stu-
dent a hearing before denying the
right to continue his education,"
Mazey said. Lang said that the
case was "based on the 1st and
14th Amendments," and added
"the court has definitely decided
that MSU hasn't acted properly."
John Hannah, MSU president,
released this statement following
the decision: "The action taken
by the federal court in Grand
Rapids today in the case of Paul
Schiff vs. Hannah, Fuzak, and the
See HEARINGS, Page 6

-Daily-Ron Berman
Arthur Collingsworth '67 (standing), chairman of the Univer-
sity's Young Republicans, and Kenneth Yeasting, '67, administra-
tive vice-president for the Conference on Viet Nam's steering
committee display the telegram they sent to President Johnson
yesterday. 2,057 students signed the telegram which state "We,
the undersigned students and faculty support your efforts to
bring a viable peace in Viet Nam."

Haber Cites Rewarding.Life
As Major Goal of Education

Coed Meal Demands Differ,
SNewberry Reqet i-on

"Education should provide us
with the resources to confront and
enjoy life," said Dean William
Haber of the literary college in
his "Last Chance" address con-
cerning educational objectives in

be employed by agriculture and
the blue collar jobs.
We do need "more education,
more skill and more technological
knowledge," but we also need an
educational system which will
create well-rounded individuals,'
he added.

Niehuss ClaEno

.T- "a 7


1s Legislature Helen Newberry dormitory resi-
dents have reversed the Stockwell
} s trend by petitioning the Univer-
1 Inform aton sity for re-establishment of a sit-
down meal.

halls; Leonard Schaadt, business She also said that for cafeteria
manager of resident halls; John style meals fewer kitchen workers
Pearson, manager of Stockwell are needed, so the Newberry job-
and Mosher residence halls and less have had to turn to other
Richard Cutler, vice-president for dorms for employment.
student affairs. Stockwell residents have the re-
Early this week they received a verse dilemma. 131 of 525 rest-

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