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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
VOL. LXXVI, No. 131 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 1966 SEVsN C L. TS

EIGHT PAGES

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Humanities

Research

Gaining

Wider

Support

By DAVID KNOKE;
National and local interest in
education and research in the
humanities seems to be increasing
steadily, as evidenced by the in-
creased financial support and in-
creased college enrollment in the
humanities. Faculty and student
research in areas other than the
h e a I t h, biological and hard
sciences is coming in for a larger
share of attention, as evidenced,
for example, by increased graduate
enrollment in these areas, accord-
ing to Freeman Miller, associate
dean of the graduate school.
National Science Foundation Di-
rector Leland Haworth has re-
leased figures for 1960-63, showing
that while the national enrollment
increase in the physical sciences
was 20 per cent, enrollment in the
language and literature divisions
increased 61 per cent. This was
almost twice the average enroll-
ment increase for all divisions in
the nation's colleges.

"Our figures for enrollment at
Rackham probably reflect propor-
tional increases similar to the na-
tional figures," said Miller.
Miller is head of the Disserta-
tion Grant Program at the gradu-
ate school. The program, accord-
ing to Miller, provides up to $400
to a doctoral student for "unusual
dissertation research." The pro-
gram has an annual budget of
around $21,000, partly funded by
state appropriations and partly by
National S c i e n c e -Foundation
funds.
A committee of three or four
persons is appointed to supervise
the graduate student's work when
he has passed the required pre-
liminary stages of courses, foreign
language reading examinations
and two preliminary examinations.
"The Dissertation Grant Pro-
gram will consider all requests for
financial assistance from a stu-
dent who submits a supporting
statement from his doctoral com-

mittee. The grants committee
meets three times ,a year so that
needs which suddenly arise can be
dealt with more quickly," said
Miller.
"Perhaps a student in psycho-
logy needs funds with which to
pay subjects.in experiments which
he is running. Or perhaps he must
travel to the British Museum to
do special research in their li-
brary. The grants committee eval-
uates the application and makes
the award on the basis of need and
the research's contribution to the
student's doctoral studies," said
Miller.
When asked about the result of
research in the form of published
materials, Miller said that the
doctoral thesis required of most
students for the PhD was original-
ly conceived of as a "dissertation
of original discovery" with event-
ual publication in mind. Such
theses, often several hundred
pages long, are usually published

Spotlight on Research
in book form or as a journal series.
Original study and research by
University faculty in the humani-
ties is financially supported pri-
marily by local sources, according
to Ralph B. Lewis, assistant to the
dean of the graduate school.
Lewis noted that federal agen-
cies give extensive support to areas
other than the humanities and the
fine arts.
"The people in the health, bio-
logical, and physical sciences have
had years of experience in dealing
with national agencies, whereas
faculty in the humanities have
had few places to turn for finan-
cial support," he said.
Two programs to which Uni-
versity faculty can turn are the
Faculty Research Grants Program
and the Faculty Research Fellow-
ship programs.

According to Lewis, the stipends
are granted with the idea that
the recipient will do the research
primarily by himself, rather than
become director of a project, al-
though he may hire research and
clerical assistants with the grant
moneys.
Faculty Research Grants, sel-
dom exceeding $5000, are often
given for pilot projects leading to
larger projects later, and are often
granted to "stimulate research of
younger faculty members who
have little means for other sup-
port,' according to Lewis.
Faculty Research Fellowships
and Grants are- available through
application to the g r a d u a t e
school's executive board. The re-
quests are evaluated by the appli-
cant's peers in one of the six di-
visional research committees: the
physical sciences, the biological
sciences, languages and literatures,
the social sciences, the fine arts
and the health sciences.

Faculty Research Fellowships
differ from the grants in that they
are awarded for work the appli-
cant will do in between his' sab-
batical leaves from teaching. The
applicant is to devote his time to
research project which he has sub-
mitted and the fellowship is given
in lieu of a salary.
The value of faculty research is
emphasized by Prof. Frank L.
Huntley of the English department
and president of the University
Research Club.
"Students should be aware that
a professor's reputation rests not
just on the teaching he does but
in the researched and published
work which establishes his repu-
tation within his discipline," said
Huntley.
"Promotions and tenure are
based to a large degree on the
published research of. original in-
vestigations in a faculty member's
field. The humanities are in great
need -of subsidation because these

publications do not even make
enough money for the author to
cover expefses of the research,"
he added.
One of the purposes of the Uni-
versity Research Club is to bring
together faculty members who are
acknowledged original contributors
to their fields for monthly meet-
ings, creating a situation where
men in 'such diverse fields as
poetry and nuclear physics can
meet and exchange ideas. The
club has about 200 members, and
new members must undergo a
rigid evaluation before being in-
vited to join.
Two papers, one on a scientific
topic and one on a fine arts topic,
are usually read and discussed at
the meetings, according to Hunt-
ley. The club also sponsors the
annual Henry Russell Lectureship.
A faculty member is given a stip-
end to deliver an address on a
topic which he has researched and
made a contribution to the field.

Registration
An Editorial.. Unchanged
MANY ELIGIBLE STUDENT VOTERS have not yet regist- " "
ered for the April fourth election. :.B;A f Idavitl
We urge these students take advantage of their opportunity B yf i v
and register before the deadline on Monday. N
In the past, registration has elicited little student response par- New Student Voter
tially because of pessimism toward the traditionally restrictive reg- IMust Still Register
istration procedures. In light of the success of students who have Under Old Methods
already attempted to register, however, this attitude is inexcusable.
By NEAL BRUSS
THE POTENTIAL for an effective student turnout in the com- The Michigan declaration of;-,
ing election is great. In two significant ways, a strong student residence form was delivered .to
turnout in the April election and the registration preceding it Ann Arbor officials yesterday
would be of great benefit to students in particular and the entire weteoul carifysidene e-
pected would clarify residence re- E
University-city community in general. quirements for prospective student
First, the awareness of the student-University viewpoint on voters.
issues like housing prices, planning, transportation and parking Both City Clerk John P. BentleyI
will gain importance in the-eyes of city officials and candidates.;. and City Attorney Jacob Fahrner
This awareness will improve the information flow between the expressed surprise at the omission'
and said that previous procedures}
town and the University and will be extremely important to the for determining voter eligibility
future of the burgeoning Ann Arbor metropolitan area. would be retained.
Also, a successful turnout in the April election, and in the The affidavit will be utilized for
process of registration itself, will be one step toward the examina- recording sworn statements from
ions ho nrapplicants. In addition, the city -
ion of the state's philosophy of student voting rights. In fact, clerk will continue administering
the examination is already underway. oral examinations dealing with
residency.
SWE URGE, THEREFORE, that unregistered eligible students The affidavit was detained at a
examine the information that has been sent to them, that Kalamazoo print shop and thus
was unavailable for use during the
they know specifically their voting rights and that they register at Ist week's examination of student Springtime is co
City Hall before Monday. group members applying _during charming/ In an
registration campaigns. The form tion with nothin
-THE ACTING SENIOR EDITORS was explicitly conceived to provide uing The ladies
::""..":..:::":.:::".'., r":. ~ '-.:: .. ::::>....">.:.::"..::.::>:. "::> .::. new grounds for judging student
qualifications, possibly differing folk, the season
from precedents in court decisions. Vacation.
Basic Qualifications
An applicant must state three NEW POL
basic qualifications on the affi-
davit.
-That he is "a bonafide resi-
dent of the State of Michigan and
of the City of Ann Arbor. L.
-That he has "no other home
with parents or elsewhere."
-That he understands "a false
declaration made for securing reg- J o
istration" constitutes perjury. ,/

i aily-Thomas R. Copi
ACES FORESEE THE COMING OF SPRING.
ming, men's fancies are turning/ To delusions and illusions, other than learning/ The ladies, flirtations, their coyness is
n aura of dandelions, the scent is alarming/ Ah, Springtime is coming and midterms are through/ It's home for vaca-
ng to do/ But papers and projects while visiting relatives too/ Men's stomachs are turning, for summer they're yearn-
in a flurry, about finals they worry/ Ekk! Springtime is coming, h ayfever victims wheezing/ But for these sporty
is pleasing/ They all appear after a winter of hibernation/ (The Daily will reappear next Tuesday) . . . Happy
ICY CRITICIZED:
4, Faculty React Favorably
Ran'do-m Draft Resolution

Republicans
Ask Inquiry
Into Draft
Representatives See
U.S. Troop Increase
In Viet Nain Conflict
WASHINGTON (/P) - Thirty
Republican House members called
yesterday for an immediate in-
vestigation of the draft, charging
the present system is haphazard
and mired in a jungle of red tape.
Administration efforts to per-
suade allies to supply men for
Viet Nam also should come under
congressional scrutiny, the group
said in a statement issued prior
to a late morning news confer-
ence at the Capitol.
"The search to provide manpow-
er to fight the war in Viet Nane
should be equitable and efficient,"
the , congressmen said. "We 'are
concerned that it is neither."
The group predicted the ad-
ministration "may .soon seek to
increase substantially the number
of United States forces in South-
east' Asia" and said "we can no
longer afford a haphazard ap-
proach."
In replying to the Republicans,
who asked whether the draft sys-
tem should be reorganized, Lt. Gen.
Lewis B. Hershey said he is not
satisfied with the time it takes to
run men through the manpower
supply pipeline.
He pointed out that experience
has shpwn it is necessary to have
about six times as many men in
the draft pipeline at any one time
as are expected to be needed to
fill the next monthly draftcall.
Classification, appeal and arm-
ed forces examining procedures all
take time. Hershey said, adding
that one local board which recent-
ly came to his attention had re-
ceived 3000 appeals in about six
weeks.
Hershey conceded some inequi-
ties exist but contended that ab-
solute equity never has been at-
tained.
One of the areas that needs
investigation, the 30 said, is the
shift in policy toward drafting col-
lege students and whether use of
grades and qualification test are
really equitable.
The seven members who ampli-
fied te prepared statement said
they wanted to make it clear they
are not in favor of "making the
draft punitive. The right of hon-
est dissent must be upheld."
In the statement, the congress-
men also claimed:
-The Defense Depaxtment is
"not making maximum efficient
use" of present personnel. They
cited a recent report which show-
ed that 9000 enlisted men held
jobs in of ficers' clubs, hobby
shops, bowling alleys, golf courses
and commissary stores.
-Nearly 280,000 men classified
IA aren't available for the draft
because their papers are "stalled
in the bureaucratic pipeline."
-"There does not appear to be
a clear order of priority in which
the administration is considering
calling various manpower groups
for service."
-Tests scheduled to help deter-
mine which college students should
be given deferments discriminate
against liberal art students and
favor those concentrating on sc!-
ence courses.
Three of the 30 congressmen are

Late World News
WASHINGTON (A)-Sen. J. W. Fulbright (D-Ark) said yes-
terday that unless the United States is ready to fight a general
war in Asia over Viet Nam, "we have no alternative but to seek
a general accommodation" with Red China.
Fulbright told the Senate that the central issue in Viet Nam
is "the contest between Chinese and American power," and he
added: "It would seem to me highly advisable to indicate to the
Chinese that we are prepared to remove American military power
from all of Southeast Asia in return for similar withdrawal on
her part."
WASHINGTON (/P)-President Johnson's proposal for four-
year House terms coinciding with presidential terms, was rejected
by members favoring longer .terms.
Rep. Frank Chelf (D-Ky), chief sponsor of a constitutional
amendment to change the present two-year term to four years,
said that a poll of the supporters shows that they want the terms
staggered so half the House would run every two years.
Hotline
The Young Democrats voted last night to support Student
Housing Association's voter registration drive, an attempt to
encourage eligible students to register to vote in the Ann Arbor
city council elections.
Michigan Forensic Guild members elected their 1966-67
officers last night: President, Lee Hess, '69; vice-president, Larry
Rogers, '69; treasurer, Walt Shapiro, '69, and secretary, Don
Racheter, '69.
Long Distance
In an attempt to bridge the gap between scientists and non-
- ...-. .~fide rh-n.. n ...TTni, arc . s P.n intP.rriPrn atmrntl'

The affidavit provides four lines
for additional information. How-
ever, the only section on the form
dealing with residency is the "no
other home" clause which fails to
provide information beyond that

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By ANN L. MARCHIO

CORRECTION
The newly opened Student
Rental Sejrvice charges a fee of
I $25 for its summer subletting
service, not $40 as was reported
in yesterday's Daily. The $15
fee for drawing up lease agree-
ments is not an additional
charge, but is included in the
original $25 fee.
currently obtained by the city
clerk.
From Lansing?
The form was said to have been
prepared by Michigan Secretary
of State's office. However, indi-
viduals involved with election pro-j
cedure in that office denied au-
thorizing the form. There had been
discussion of a more complete af-
fidavit prepared late last year but
that form was not issued.
City officials said that the re-
cent affidavit was the first such!
form distributed by state agencies.I
Past interpretations of voter regis-
tration laws have been sent in
memos and other such comnMuni-
cations. Fahrner said that he did
not anticipate any substitution orE
revision of the new affidavit.

Literary college professors had
mixed, but generally favorable re-
actions to a proposed resolution
suggesting that the Selective Serv-
ice System draft deferment be
based on a random selection of
college students.
This resolution would oppose the
newly adopted system of giving
students an opportunity to test
their academic achievement in
order to determine eligibility for
a deferment.

Prof. Jesse E. Gordon of the
school of social work, one of the
sponsors of the resolution, said
that it stood a very good chance
of being passed while a resolution
which completely opposed the
draft would meet a great deal
more opposition. He felt that per-
haps a further resolution more
critical of the draft policy might
be called for later.
Gordon said, "There should be
no special categories for defer-
ment, except perhaps for age.
This includes, of course, no de-

it is "tougher on lower class kids
to come back to school after be-
ing drafted." He felt that the lack
of money support and family
backing all contribute to the dif-
ficulty.
Morgan regards the resolution
as only a side issue to the major
problem of peacetime draft. He
feels that the drift as it is now is'
a combination of special privilege'
and lottery. Morgan questions
wlether the new proposal will
actually improve the system. or
make it even more of a lottery due
to the additional random selection
of the college students.
Prof. Daniel R. Fusfeld of the
economics department is also in

favor of the new resolution. He
feels that the policy of the Selec-
tive Service not only discriminates
against the low socio-economic
groups but also forces universities
to become a part of the system. He
commented that it is not quite
proper to consider university per-
formance tests as criterion for
draft status.
Agreeing with the proposal, Prof.
Charles L. Stevenson of the phi-
losophy department had a slightly
different reason for favoring the
random selection. He believes that
the "present policy favors the
brighter student rather than sim-
ply *the student with a middle
class background."

The sponsors of the resolution, ferments for college or work."
which was submitted by a group Lower Class
of psychology and sociology pro- Prof. James N. Morgan of the
fessors, believe that the revised economics department stated that

system of the Selective Service'
"penalizes students from lower
socio-economic strata and places
a fales emphasis on the mere at-
tainment of grades." They predict
that the present system will grav-
itate students to easier courses+
because of the increased pressure
for high grades. They also feelE
that students who are economical-
ly disadvantaged, yet able to get!
into established universities, will
"favor academically poor institu-
tions in order to maximize their
chances of obtaining a draft de-
ferment based on class rank."
Vigorous Steps1
The resolution also asks the
University to take "vigorous steps"
to align other universities in sup-k
port of the random selection pro-

« .

Trimester-A True Hinderance
To Extracurricular Activities?

By L

LAWRENCE MEDOW

Freshmen and sophomores;
tive in student organizations
cently denied that increased st
loads caused by the trimester s
tem are hindering student org
izations in the efforts to fi
student workers.
interfraternity Council is
parently not hampered in
onerations hv the trimester's

the last year, he reported. mester but they are also aware
"As the University becomes more that extra-curricular activities
ac- selective, we are getting more take them away from the masses,
re- capable people," Feldkamp e- allow them to learn more about
udy plained. "Greater needs for study the University and get a more
sys- timenhave also forced us to get rounded education."
an- things done faster and more ef- , .s
ind ,,centy. Sherry Meyer, '69, first presi-
ficiently. dent of Inter-House Assembly,
ap- The trimester system influenced supported Feldkamp's view that'
its IFC in intensifying its recruiting student organizations are not be-
in- program: visits to pledge class ing threatened by trimester pres-

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