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With an increased demand for
physicians, a population affluent
enough to pay for medical serv-
ices and a yearly crop of pre-
medical students applying to
graduate institutions, the Ameri-
can medical education system has
not been able to either fill the
doctor shortage or accommodate
the many students wishing to en-
ter medical schools.
An increasingly populated Mich-
igan, with two medical schools,
has been faced with this problem
for several years. It has boosted
the facilities of both Wayne State
University's and the University's
medical schools, and it may soon

have a third school at Michigan
State University.
Recent controversy has centered
-round MSU's proposal to estab-
lish a "two-year medical school"
in East Lansing.
The proposed MSU "medical
school" will not offer a four year
program leading to an MD degree.
It will provide a two-year medical
program enabling a student to
complete medical training at an-
other institution. Michigan's' two
existing medical schools, unlike
the proposed MSU school, provide
conltinuous four-year instruction
culminating in the MD degree.
"Michigan State has long felt
that when a third medical school

comes, it should be here," said
John A. Hannah, MSU president,
in 1959. Though the school had
been considered for many years,
legislative planning and economic
limitations delayed the school's
Tomorrow the State Board of
Education will hold a public hear-
ing on the MSU medical school,
in Lansing. At the sessions, State
administrators will discuss the
proposals and implications of a
Michigan State medical school.
In recent months, the Gover-
nor's Blue Ribbon Committee on
Higher Education has suggested
that an MSU medical school not
be opened until enrollments at the

two existing schools were increas-
ed. Thus, MSU administrators
have directly opposed state offi-
However, the Michigan Medical
Society recently praised MSU ad-
ministrators for "effective plan-
ning and responsibility" in de-
veloping their medical school. The
MSU Board of Trustees establish-
ed the Institute of Biology and
Medicine in 1961 in preparation
for its proposed two-year medical
The institute contains depart-
ments of anatomy, pharmacology,
patheology, microbiology and pub-
lic health, psysiology, biophysics,
zoology, biochemistry, anthropol-
ogy, sociology, and psychology.

MSU's proposed medical school
would be created from 11 existing
departments in the institute and
from a new department of medi-
cine. Studies would be correlated
with clinical training at Sparrow
Hospital in Lansing.
Funds contributed by govern-
ment agencies and private sources
for the establishment of the med-
ical school have reached over $5
Preparations for the opening
were not completed by this fall,
and so, upon a recommendation
from the Association of American
Medical Colleges, MSU offered
the delay date for opening.
Last month, MSU officials an-

lege of Human Medicine" would
open in September, 1966.
Investigating committees h a v e
cited Michigan's gap in medical
education in the past. One report
said that, in order to maintain
1957-58's physician-population ra-
tio in 1975-76, it would be neces-
sary to increase the output of
Michigan medical schools by 3,600
a year.
At 1965, the half-way point in
the prediction, further facilities
appear to many to be needed if
this demand is to be fulfilled.
A special University committee
found that although Michigan
ranked seventh among states in
population, it ranked 23rd in total

Existing facilities thus appear
to some to have been used to max-
imum potential.
Current programs continue to
maximize potential facilities, but
may fail to fill the shortage of
Michigan medical school gradu-
ates. Tomorrow, the State Board of
Education will investigate whether
a medical school at MSU can ef-
ficiently decrease that shortage.
The University medical school,
ranked third largest in the nation,
has, in the past, worked with WSU
in co-operative training programs.
Facilities at St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital and Eloise County Hos-
pital were used under the super-
vision of WSU and University

nounced that the proposed "Col- number of physicians.


What's New at 764-1817




Voice' Political Party last bnight voted down a proposal for
support of the SDS draft protest program. This program, whose
aims were counseling for Coinscientious Objectors on- and off-
campus, and working for elective rather than selective service,
will again be presented to Voice after the executive committee
has considered the program more carefully.
The residential college student advisory committee decided
recently to augment its membership by two students, who may
be either undergraduates in the literary co'llege or graduate
students. Interested students should see Burton D. Thuma,
associate dean of the literary college and director of the resi-
dential college, in hisoffice at 1014 AngelltHall by Monday,
Nov. 1.
Only two people have so far registered to run 'for, Student
Government Council although about a. dozen candidates are
expected to run for the six open seats. Reach, a new student
organization, is expected to run four candidates, and Group,
another organization, is also planning to support four can-
didates. Registration closes at 5 p.m. this Friday.
* * * * -
The student senate at Central Michigan University adopted a
resolution which "censured and condemned the CMU board of
control for its part in the case of five professors who were denied
general salary increases by school officials." Oscar Oppenheimer,
one of the professors, charged that he and the others were
"fined" by the administration in an attempt to muzzle their,
criticism of university policy. None have received any valid
reason for their failure to receive the pay increases which were
granted to the rest of the faculty.
I * * * *
The Interfraternity Council executive committee moved last
night to recommend the elimination of present chaperone re-
quirements and replace them with the stipulation that two
undergraduate chapter officers be present at every registered
fraternity social function. It was also resolved that the executive
committee would "adopt a more rigorous approach to social
violations and commit itself to levying more severe penalties in
cases where such is deemed appropriate."
Long Distance
University President Harlan Hatcher's blue ribbon committee
on housing has completed the first draft of its report, according
to Lawrence Phillips, grad. Their last meeting will be held Nov. 5
at which time the committee will go over the report. "I feel, how-
ever," added Phillips, "that there will be no major changes. Not
long after Nov. 5 we will submit the report to President Hatcher
with an urging that it be made public.",
A campaign is now in progress to include a referendum vote
on whether the student body is in basic agreement with the
present government policy in Viet Nam with the next Student
Government Council ballot. Inter-Quadrangle Council is circulat-
ing petitions through the quadrangles and will set up a table on
the Diag Thursday to obtain the 1000 signatures necessary to call
for SGC action. The purpose of the vote is to determine if there
is a clear majority opinion on Viet Nam, and if so, how our
present policy fares, according to Lee Hornberger, president of






Sigma Chi Chapter Told
To Split from National

By SHIRLEY ROSICK ticle on membership selection
which disturbed Brown adminis-
The national chapter of Sigma trators.
Chi again came under fire for Rick Whiting, '67, a member of
permitting discriminatory prac- the IFC membership committee,
tices, as Brown University an- said that an IFC investigation of
nounced yesterday that it had Sigma Chi should not be "common
dirctditsloscalchapter of the knowledge." If any investigation is
fraternity to sever ties with its made, the details will have to be
nationaliorganization, worked out privately by the mem-
The national fraternity last bership committee and the fra-
April suspended the Stanford Uri- ternity involved, Whiting said.
versity chapter of Sigma Chi in a "We're not out to persecute any-
letter dated four days after a one," he said.
Negro student accepted a bid to Sever Ties
pledge the Stanford chapter. Brown's Dean of Me Robert
Brown University administrators Schulze said that its "Crary Comn-
objected to a clause in the Sigma mittee" directed the local Sigma
Chi national, constitution asking Chi chapter to sever ties with its
local chapters to refrain from national after the national Sigma
proposing for membership any Chi convention meeting in Denver
person who might not be cn- this summer. failed to revise the
sidered acceptable by any chater discriminatory clause in the na-
or any member anywhere. ; tional constitution.
Direct Results The Crary Committee is com-
As a direct result of the incident posed of faculty, deans and repie-
at Stanford last April, Vice- sentatives of the Brown Corpora-
President for Student Affairs tion (similar to the University's
Richard Cutler's office began an
investigation of the University's f
chapter of Sigma Chi. Cutler said NOT REHIRED:
the issue of the investigation is
not the national constitution, as
in the case of Brown University,
but rather to what extent the na-
tional organization intervenes in
the affairs of the local chapter, -
as evidenced at Stanford.
Jon March, '66, president of the By AL VALUSEK
local chapter of Sigma Chi, said
that the fraternity officers and A former Wayne State Univer-
advisors are working with the sity research associate was award-
membership committee of Inter- ed a $175,000 damage judgment
fraternity Council on matters o~f from WSU in a decision handed
the national's policy of member- down Monday.
ship selection. The damage suit, filed in 1960,
March said that the IFC corn- had sought reinstatement of Wil-
mittee had not mentioned the ar- liam Q. Wolfson to his 1953-54 po-


Board of Regents). The committee
in the past has persuaded four
other fraternities. to drop , dis-
criminatory clauses. Two of these
became local fraternities as a
Fred Yoder, leadership training
staff administrator for the na-
tional organization of Sigma Chi,
said that representatives at the
Denver convention this summer
discussed granting chapters local
autonomy, and most seemed to
be against it.
No vote was taken on the mat-
ter, since the proposal had not
been published and submitted be-
fore the convention he said.
John Tulp, president of Brown's
Sigma Chi chapter, said that his
fraternity was complying with the
Crary Committee directive to be-
come a local fraternity because it
values a "close and friendly con-
nection with the university" He
said however that breaking with
the national organization was not
"a preferred thing."

Rep. Faxon
. .Investigation
Education Committee
To Hold Inquiry of
U'-UMI Relationship
The State Legislature will in-
vestigate charges of conflict of
interest in the University's busi-
ness relationship with Regent E-
gene Power, Rep. Jack Faxon (D-
Detroit) announced last night.
Faxon, chairman of the House
subcommittee on higher educa-
' tion, said, "I have brought this
matter to the attention of the at-
torney general's office and the au-
ditor general's office for their
comment and suggstions."
"We expect they will report to
the subcommittee in about two
weeks,"'he said.
Executive Vice-President Mar-
vin Niehuss had no comment on
the impending investigation. Pres-
ident Harlan Hatcher is attend-
n.e i ing a convention in New York and
Daily-Robert Sheffield is not expected back until Thurs-
day. Regent Power left yesterday
his investigation on a six-week trip to the Far East.
Commenting upon a University
investigation of the relationship
of Power's firm, University Micro-
films, to the University, Faxon
said, "I don't feel a university
investigation is sufficient to main-
tain public confidence.
"We are undertaking this in-
vestigation so no doubt will be
left in the public mind as to the
he faculty there butintegrity of the Regents and their
t f administration of the University.
intained that he had I am confident that Regent Power
ity member, and so will be more than happy to make
ty mmbe, an sothis record clear."
pplications that he Faxon emphasized that, "This
ere for medical em- state investigation will not be con-
prospctive employ- ducted in such a way as to pen-
substantiation from alize the University's appropria-
position, found that, tions. Certainly the students can
was lying, and dis- in no way be held accountable for
for employment. any questionable actions on the
n of Circuit Judge part of the University."
fman was based on The Detroit representative also
n between perform- commented that, "The entire area
I actually being for- of conflict of interest has been
ded to that job. somewhat vague inrour state. I
aid in hisdecis think it's most appropriate that
had actually been this entire area be cleared so as
research work be- to remove future doubts on the
drafted, and thus activities of other public servants.
o be considered as a "Ifvit appears necessary to enact
e faculty. new legislation to accomplish this
purpose, then it is certainly my
" " intention to propose such a bill."
' SAn article in Saturday's Daily
.ls j sngled out four business rela-
tionships between University Mi-
crofilms and the University of
S 1 Michigan for discussion.
" They are:
-Selling copies of University
ns of higher educa- doctoral thesis in apparent viola-
tion of a University-student agree-
include letter-writ- ment.
s and lobbies to urge -Copying the 57,000-card Un-
islature to increase dergraduate Library catalogue and
propriations. Resnick selling it for $1900 without any

REP. JACK FAXON (D-Detroit) announcing

"a preferred thing."


'o Pay

Veteran Dam~

sition as director of WSU's med-
ical school's Unit for Metabolic
In addition, it had sought cash
damages of $500,000 as compensa-
tion for earnings lost during the
intervening period, and as dam-
ages for libel and slander because
MSU had allegedly misrepresent-
ed Wolfson's position.
Wolfson's relationship w i t h
Wayne State began in 1952 while
he was working with the meta-
bolic research unit in the Rack-
ham School of Graduate Studies.
At that time, he had developed an
eye-disease treatment which util-
ized the hormone ACTH. One of

man of the Department of Inter-.
nal Medicine at Wayne.
Meyers invited Wolfson to con
tinue his work toward a Class A
medical degree, which Wolfson.
had not obtained earlier because
of illness, at Wayne..
In addition, Wolfson was of-
fered the non-faculty position of
director of Wayne's Unit for Me-
tabolic Research, which . would
permit him to continue his re-
search activities. He accepted.
Wolfson was released from the
Army in November, 1956, and in
June, 1957, he received his M.D.
degree from Wayne. The follow-
ing day, he sought to have Wayne

member of th
only a student
Wolfson ma
been a facul
stated on ap
made elsewh
ployment. His
ers, seeking
Wayne of his]
officially, he
qualified him
The decisic
Charles Kauf
the distinctio
ing a job and
mally appoint
Kaufman s
that Wolfson
doing faculty
fore he was
was entitled t(

Dunbar Notes Federal Civil Rights Role


BMRH LLipatients, whom he had cured ;reinstate him as a member of
of a condition that would have led the faculty.j
The civil rights movement and to inevitable blindness, was GOar- The university refused, and
the government's relation to it was don Meyers, at that time chair- stated that he had never been a
the subject yesterday of Leslie.
W. Dunbar's second lecture of thej
1965 William W. Cook lecture se-
Dunbar, executive director of
the Field Foundation, began by af
quest ioning the adequacy of the
structure of thegovernment in .
relation to the rights struggle, not-
Bmingha, Aa to pus he gov- By GAIL JORGENSEN Resnick explained that a stu-
eim inent ainto aton.usthe s - dent-citizen committee on higher
ernment nto action. The same The University of Michigan. education will be set up at this
type of unwilngness or nability Student Employes Union Will KYU Day. This committee will
to act until forced was not re- sponsor a second "Know Your organize tactics for achieving
ment o the efederal gov Un-University Day" Nov. 13, accord- cheaper education at the Uni-


member of th
nomic problen
Tactics will
ing campaign
the state Leg
University app

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