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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


Students Seek

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
second in a three-part series on
pricing in Ann Arbor aserelated
to changing trends in the attitudes
of student-consumers. This article
deals with recent planning among
students to influence pricing; the
last part consists of various de-
tails and conclusions on Ann Arbor
i In the light of growing dis-
content among student-consumers
at the University, various move-
ments are taking shape in an ef-
fort to effect lower prices for
housing and books.
A few organized groups on cam-
pus are working toward establish-
ing bargaining boards with real-
tors-either with specific business-
men or Ann Arbor realtors in gen-
eral. They hope to offer the real-
For Lomax
To Give Four Talks,
Visit Students, Faculty
The schedule for Louis Lomax's
three week stay on campus, from
Jan.24 through Feb. 11 as the
University's f i r s t writer-in-resi-
dence of recent years, was released
Lomax will be on campus for a
total of 15 days, returning to his
home in Los Angeles at the end
of each of his three weeks of resi-
dence on Friday evening, and re-
turning the following Monday
During Lomax's stay he will de-
liver four formal lectures at Hill
Aud., address 19 classes and at-
tend seven lunches and nine din-
ners. He will also be free period-
ically for personal consultations
which will be held at his suite at,
the Michigan Union.
Lecture Themes
The four lectures will be deliv-
ered within Lomax's first two
weeks at the University and will
set the general tone and basic
philosophy of his period in resi-
Mr. Lomax, who can best be
classified as an outspoken con-
temporary thinker dealing with
current social problems, will speak
on the following topics during his
formal lecture series:
-"Thy God Shall Be My God,"
an analysis of the impact of the
American experience upon this
Republic's inherited religious tra-
ditions; Jan. 25 at 8:00;
-"Thy People Shall Be My
People," an analysis of the im-
pact of the American experience
upon this Republic's inherited
ethnic concepts; Jan. 27 at 8:00;
-"The Laborer and the Vine-
yard," an analysis of the impact
of the American experience upon
this Republic's inherited economic
actions, Jan. 31 at 8:00; and
-"The New Heaven and the
New Earth," a prophetic view of
the "Great Society," the goal of
the United States; Feb. 3, 8:00.
Busy Schedule
Classes in American history,
politicalscience, philosophy, jour-
nalism and English are among
those which Lomax will address
at the professor's request.
He will also be the guest at
various dinners and luncheons
given by groups throughout the
campus, including fraternities and
sororities, dormitories and religi-

ous groups, as well as at an eve-I
ning tea.I

tors specific guarantees on rent- board whereby organized consum- is, if the students only demanded,
ing contracts in return for more ers can make demands upon pric- and had nothing to offer in re-
desirable prices for the students. ing in view of an institutionalized turn, there would be no reason for
That is, the approach that is set of commitments and agree-
d ments. realtors to listen
developing is positive: The power' Assuming the idea of bargain-
of a boycott against certain real- This type of organization sees ing has value, what approach is
tors would hopefully be held back both sides-that is there is the to be taken? SGC and the Univer-
in an effort to reach satisfactory understanding that a reasonable sity of Michigan Student Employes
agreements between both parties. rent should be paid, but it is also Union are both organizations
On the other hand, realtors can the view that a reasonable rent which could easily construct such
benefit from the bargaining board is not one which is dictated en- a bargaining board within their
idea in that they could hypothet- j tirely by present supply and de- structures. The board could be set
ically depend upon the board, a mand standards. up as an ad hoc committee either
judiciary connected with it or Stu- The effort seems to step into the under SGC or UMSEU and then
force agreements or collect on le- problem with the assumption- that report directly to the Off-Campus
girciateedamaentsococtw le-organized consumers hold a power Housing Board of the Office of
gitimate damage costs, while giv- which realtors and other merch- Student Affairs. In this manner
ing a fair hearing to both sides. ants will have to respect. The the University can have a role in
In essence, the concept is one validity of this assumption rests the organization in an advisory or
of eliminating mass force in price inevitably upon the magnitude of overseeing capacity while leaving
setting and legal compulsion, and the threat these consumers osten- the initiative to students and their
the substitution of a bargaining sibly hold over the realtors. That organizations.


Representatives from GROUP legitimacy and power when it is eral alternatives should the proj- Ia profit making organization. . A
and REACH political parties could needed whether in behalf of std- ect fail at this time. formal combination, therefore.
be asked to sit on the board and dents or through the enforcement If the University Book Store might be difficult.
contribute publicity to their re- of housing contracts. fails at either the Office of Stu- At the present, the drive for a
spective constituencies. The idea An added feature. of this plan dent Affairs or the Board of Re- University BookStoredis in the
being that while the GROUP con- is that this "bargaining board" gents tits two remaining hurdles), wait-and-see stages. Vice-Presi-
stituents would lean toward a more can play the role of increasing then the following student actions dent for Student Affairs Richard
direct approach to the problem supply to meet demand. That is, could be expected. Cutler is in the process of com-
and while REACH would tend to- through the board itself or through -An intensive advertisement piling information to make his rec-
ward a more indirect approach, lobbying groups from SGC, UM- program to make' students more ommendations to other vice-presi-
the effort is toward the same end SEU or other organizations that aware of the SGC Bookery would dents and the Board of Regents.
-organization for the implemen- could encourage the city to relax be first on the list of efforts. After these recommendations have
tation of lower rents and more its restrictions on high rise apart- Subsequently, an enlargement of been made, the Regents will have
favorable prices in Ann Arbor for ment permits, encourage the Uni- the Bookery and a broadening of an opportunity to overrule or stand
students. There will probably be versity to increase construction of its book selections would possibly by their 1929 bilaw which pro-
little dissension on any plan which housing facilities for students, and follow. hibits a University book store.
can draw together an effective generally pursue a course of bar- -Second, there is talk of an
student initiative, through a care- tering, lobbying and publicizing attempt to coordinate the SGC Until Cutler makes his recom-
ful understanding of bargaining to achieve their goals. I Bookery with the operations of mendations and the Regents act,
.osIn regard to book prices, stu- :the Student Book Service. A prob- the students will have to keep their
assets of both studnts and busi.- dents have been working toward lem, however, is that the Bookery activities toward reducing the
nessmen and with the advice and the controversial University Book is student-run and non-profit, prices of books in the planning
consent of the University to add Store, but keeping in mind sev- while the Studeht Book Service is stage.

What's New at 764-18171





The Bookery, a student book exchange which saves the
student about 10 per cent in both buying and selling books, will
be open through Saturday in rooms 3R and S of the Union. The
texts for over half of the 97 original course listings have been
sold out already, but there is still a large supply of books for
introductory English, political science and speech courses and
several chemistry and French courses, according to Mike Dean,
'67, chairmas of the SGC committee on the Bookery.
The Bookery has taken in about $35,000 in sales since its
opening Monday morning, but its financial status cannot be
determined yet. "Breaking even is our goal," Dean said, "although
we are prepared to lose a little this first semester."
Increased spending for the war in Viet Nam may reduce
federal funds available to higher education, administration sources
Under the Higher Educaton Act passed by Congress last
year, $800 million would be available for construction and
financial aid to United States universities. Health, Education
and Welfare department officials indicate that there will be no
expansion in spending for higher education if present budget
plans remain unchanged. Spending last year totaled approxi-
mately $550 million.
The total federal budget is expected to rise to $115 billion
from a level of $99.4 billion last year. Of this, it is reported that
close to $15 billion will be allotted to the Viet Nam war.
Long Distance
Gov. George Romney's budget recommendation for the next
fiscal year, with the University's share of state money already
determined, is in the final stages of preparation, Charles Orle-
beke, the governor's assistant for education, revealed yesterday.
Orlebeke refused to divulge the amount of the University's
proposed allocation but gave assurances that higher education
appropriations in general will be substantially higher than last
year. Announcement of the governor's recommendation will come
when Romney delivers his annual budget message in the latter
part of this month. The University sent a record high $65.8
million general funds budget request to Lansing last fall; this
figure represents a $14.6 million increase from last year's $51.2
million appropriation.
The State Board of Education has established a subcommittee
to develop machinery for formulating a master plan for higher
education in Michigan, board President Thomas Brennan
announced yesterday. The subcommittee, chaired by board mem-
ber Dr. Charles Morton, has already held two meetings. The
master plan concept has been discussed and touted for almost
a decade and, since the board took office a year ago, it has been
under considerable pressure from educators to begin work in
this area.
* * * *

Add Courses
For Honors
Program Encouragef
I(dependenlt Study In
Interdisciplinary Ares
The courses offered in the
Honors College have recently
been increased although the num-
ber of students enrolled as fresh-
men in the program has remained
Prof. Otto Graf, director of the
Honors Council, pointed out that
the department of journalism has
created two new honors courses
which deal with mass media ad
are taught by Porf. William Por-
ter. The department has also cre-
ated junior and senior honors
seminars which will be taught by
Prof. Porter and Prof. Karl
Students Share Responsibilties
A new honors colloquium in
which students conduct a course
under facultydsupervision has also
been initiated. For example, stu-
dents assumed partial responsi-
bility for presenting material and
evaluating each other in a course
dealing with alternatives to the
present situation in Viet Nam.
Furthermore, Graf explained
that departments have increased
the number of students admitted
into junior and senior honors
There are presently about 28
college honors courses in addition
to honors sections of regular lit-
erary collegeccourses. Since hon-
ors courses depend upon the
unique qualifications and abilities
of their instructor their content
varies from term to term.
For example, Prof. Allan Seager
conducts the course America
Self-Evaluation (CH 398), in
which three periods of conflict in
American history are investigated.
The class may examine the Civil
War, World War I, the War of
1812, the Great Depression, or
other periods in oider to discover
what the American thought his
identity was.
In the course General Systems
CH 498), Prof. Kenneth Boulding
of the economics department
guides an examination into the
structure of theoretical systems
in diverse areas of learning. The
course is aimed at giving the stu-
dent an opportunity to do what
he wants to do through what
Boulding calls "think pieces" or



-Daily-Richard Steiner
DROPPING AND ADDING was at a steady rate during the past registration period because new
distribution requirements will not take effect until preclassification this semester.
'Don't Know Specificall Why
'(Received Grant, Says Ford


Seniiors Will
Follow Old
February Choices
To Decide Shift in
Class Offerings
Distribution requirements f o r
the Literary College will take
effect after the present semester
and students who preclassify be-
ginning this February will be per-
mitted to select courses on the
basis of the new distribution re-
Seniors will be obligated to fin-
ish their work this semester on
the basis of the old requisites.
If a decrease occurs in the en-
rollment of courses, its effect will
probably be felt most strongly in
the departments of chemistry,
physics and astronomy, according
to James .W. Shaw, chairman for
junior and senior counselors.
Shaw conjectured that increases
will probably be evident in phi-
losophy and mathematics, which
are expected to serve as optional
or swing courses in the humani-
ties, social or natural sciences.
Even in view of the new require-
ments, most departments will ex-
elude a few courses from distri-
bution requirements.
Revised Procedure
The revised procedure is as fol-
lows: The department will recom-
mend the exclusion of a particular
course, the Curriculum Committee
will then decide whether or not
the exclusion will be honored.
This is the exact opposite of the
procedure presently used: The de-
partments recommend s p e c i f i c
courses for distribution require-
ments and all others within the
department are automatically ex-
cluded as requisites,
A full list of excluded courses
will be made available to students
prior to the beginning of pre-
classification starting in February.
The list is now in the process of
being completed.
The University will make ad-
justments in course offerings and
other areas where It is necessary
after preclassification begins this
semester. The adjustments, Shaw
explained, will have to be subse-
quent to the results of course se-
lections by students.
The new distribution require-
ments incorporate the following
changes :
-Any course within a depart-
ment may be allowed as the par-
tial satisfaction of the appropriate
area requirement (though depart-
ments may apply to exclude cer-
tain courses from this distribu-
tion outline).
-Three courses rather than a
fixed' number of hours are re-
quired in each distribution area.

University Regent Carl Brablec (D-Roseville) may be Mich-
igan's next Superintendent of Public Instruction. Brablec said
yesterday that he is "not actively seeking the post" but confirm-
ed that interested organizations had submitted his name to the
State Board of Education as a possible replacement for Lynn
Bartlett, who gave up the position last summer. Board President
Thomas Brennan verified that Brablec's name had been sub-
mitted; however, he declined to say if the University regent is
among the seven people that the board's selection committee is
still considering.
To become superintendent, Brablec would have to resign
as a regent. Many consider Brablec's experience at all levels of
education (in addition to his work at the University, he is super-
intendent of Roseville's public schools) a point in his favor, but
the Detroit News recently noted that his age (58) may hurt his
chances for the job.

The controversy over the auto
industry's $10 million grant to the
University for a highway traffic
safety research institute took a
sui'prising turn yesterday as Henry
Ford II declared, "I don't know
anything specifically" as to why
the grant went to the University
rather than to a university with an
operating traffic institute.
Quoted in an interview with the
Lansing State Journal yesterday,
Ford cited the joint Auto Manu-
facturers Association-Ford Motor
Company-General Motors grant as
an example of what Ford was
doing to promote safety on Michi-
gan highways, but said he could
not offer a reason why the Uni-
versity was awarded the grant
rather than Michigan State Uni-
versity, which has an existing
traffic safety center.
Secretary of State James M.
Harerattacked theauto industry
Dec. 20 for "by passing" the MSU
center for the University institute,
which, he said, "envisions a $4
million building, plus recruitment
of researchers and faculty, before
it can even make a beginning.
This kind of grant certainly ef-
fectively precludes any answers
coming forth in the next 2% to 3
Automobile industry represen-
tatives, declining comment on
Hare's statement, had referred
newsmen to University officials.
Wnrr . r- hofis t in e ,,ta v ,, i a in

ment. but stressed that an im-
portant factor in the decision to
award the $10 million grant was
the University's $55 million Ses-
quicentennial fund-raising drive.
MSU does not have such a cam-
paign presently, he noted.
"What could be more natural
for the auto industry, which is
centered in the state, to support
the University's fund drive?" Nor-
man asked.
Heasaid he "didn't know" if the
traffic institute had originally
been included on the "long shop-
ping list" of programs the Uni-
versity hopes to gain support for
during the drive.
It has been disclosed that the
automobile industrydonors origi-
nated the idea of a center and,
at least in the' initial stages, op-
posed research on questions of
automobile design.
Norman conceded, however, that
the search for an institute director
is still primarily in the planning
stage, and added, "We don't fill
University positions in a crash
program." He said that it would
nevertheless be wrong to "assume
the center will be unable to func-
tion at all" until its building has
been built and all its staff have
b'een recruited.
can Republic (P)--The Domin-
ican armed forces yesterday

Hare had said that, rather than
wait until the University's insti-
tute was up to full strength, it
would be "far better to put one-
third of that money in the exist-
ing facilities at MSU and attempt
to get some quick answers for
immediate legislative use."
Norman would not comment on
the Hare statement, but cautioned
against "confusing action pro-
grams with theresearch programs
which are more suited to a uni-
University officials also feel that
the University institute "could
start about as fast as MSU could"
if it had received the grant'.
Secretary of Commerce John T.
Connor was quoted in the Dec. 17
University announcement as say-
ing, "This program along with
other private and governmental
efforts will go far toward achiev-
ing an integrated attack upon the
problems of highway safety."
Lowell Bridwell, deputy under-
secretary of commerce for trans-
portation, explained Wednesday
that Connor had issued the state-
ment after a meeting with repre-
sentatives of the University in-
cluding President Harlan Hatcher
and from industry but "was un-
aware that the University, or any
other university, did or did not
have a highway safety center."
"I'm quite confident," Bridwell
added, "that the Secretary is not
intent on getting involved in
whether the grant should have

Questionnaire Response 'Good'

Response to the course evalua-
tion questionnaires is "beginning
to mount" according to a repre-
sentative of the Committee for
Course Evaluation,
Although quesionnaires from
approximately 1000 students have

fessor's methods and approximate
Second, the survey could be
useful to professors in evaluating
their teaching methods.
"As someone who believes in the
knowledge of results, I would sus-
pect that teachers will be helped

The committee directing and

financing the drive includes rep- Romance Literature
resentatives from Student Govern-
mentCoucilIntr-Frterity In another honors course deal-
ment Council, Inter-Fraternity ing with romance literature (CH
Council, Interquadrangle Council, 493 and 494), Prof. Jean Carduner
Assembly Association, Panhellenic, of the French department and
Literary School Steering Commit- Prof. Frances Weber of the Span-
tee, the Honors Steering Commit- ish department, conduct an in-
tee. and University Activities .- --. o,. m ,,,n i a

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