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Chance of showers or
snow in the evening

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


School Gives
0 Design Open House
To Explain Function,
Working of College
From the blue glow of Cerenkov
radiation at the Phoenix Project
to the air turbulence in a super-
sonic wind-tunnel, many aspects
of general interest are open to the
public this weekend in the annual
"Technirama" open house of the
engineering school. The o, p e n
house enables demonstrations of
the past year's advances, innova-
tions and results.
Verbally. familiar but visually
unknown objects are presented in
their physical reality. For exam-
ple, computer is a common word
in the modern world, but rarely
does the layman see one. The
Computing Center will have three
on display. Among ;them is the
IBM 7090, one of the world's fin-
est computers. Students in a va-
riety of courses work with the
computers, but most students have
never seen one.
The Engineering Council pre-
sents the open house each year
with the hope that it will foster
an understanding of, and interest
in, the College of Engineering. En-
gineering is a progression of "de-
veloping ways to utilize economic-
ally the materials and forces of
4 nature for the benefit of man-
kind," the "Technirama" booklet
Two Methods
The engineering school seeks to
fulfill this goal through a union
of two methods: its academic pro-
gram and an active research pro-
9 gram.
,The open house is designed to
acquaint the student with the fa-
cilities of the school.
Other facilties, independent of
the engineering school are also
open to visitors. The Phoenix Pro-
ject is conducting tours through
its facilities, which include a two-
million watt nuclear reactor, var-
ious laboratories and experiments,
and two hot caves where radio-
active materials are handled.
'Blue Glow'
The reactor is enclosed in a
* tank of water, leaving the actual
core of the reactor open to view.
Nuclear particles, escaping from
the core, enter the water at a
speed greater than that of light
in water, giving off a soft blue
glow as they slow down and illum-
inating the room with the Ceren-
kov radiation.
Also on North Campus is the'
cyclotron, another device known
to the public through its name, but
seen by few in its physical pres-
ence. Another North Campus dis-
play, of an effect partially de-
veloped at the University, will take
place in the Automotive Engineer-
ing Laboratory.
The department of nuclear en-
gineering is displaying the laser,
the "wonder" device that has been
used to cut through steel and to
weld adetached retina in a human
s eye.
Future plans for this phenomena
forecast a rising importance for it
in the field of communications.I
Theoretically, a laser beam can
carry thousands of telephone calls,
or radio programs, etc., simul-
taneously. Attempts have been
made to communicate with orbit-
ing astronauts with a laser. Its
greatest possible uses are seen in
space where there is no atmos-

phere to scatter the block of beam.
Many other displays will be open
on the central campus.
Bus service between the Engin.
Arch and the Institute of Science
and Technology is provided every
half hour. Information stands have
been set up at both locations.

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date on the charge of unfair labor practices filed against the
University by the American Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employes Local 1583 very shortly, according to Wil-
liam Lemmer, University attorney.
The board wound up its hearings yesterday on the petitions
from several unions on their rights to be selected as bargaining
units for University non-academic employes. The petitions have
been heard throughout the last month under Public Act 379, an
amendment to the Hutchinson Labor Act, which permits union
representation for state employes. The board will not decide on
what units to divide the University employes into for several
months, Lemmer said.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL this week approved the
appointments of Mark Simons, '67, and Richard Handel, '67, as
administrative and coordinating vice-presidents. Simons and
Handel will join SGC President Edward Robinson, '67, and Execu-
tive Vice-President Cindy Sampson, '67, on an expanded four-
man executive committee. The post of coordinating vice-president
was added to establish a liason between SGC and other student
In other action this week, SGC adopted a motion to permit
any student to bring a motion directly to council.
the signatures of Michigan residents who feel that the Johnson
administration is "not working as hard or realistically as is neces-
sary toward a settlement of the war in Viet Nam." Pledges will be
available throughout the China Conference this Sunday.
Sponsored initially by the National Committee for a SANE
Nuclear Policy, the Voters' Pledge Campaign is backed by many
individual supporters both locally and nationally. The pledge
forms will be channeled to co-ordinators in each congressional
district, where they will be deposited at the White House during
a march on Washington to be held May 15.
* *8 * .
leased fron the Ingham County jail yesterday after posting bond,
pending their appeal of their convictions for trespassing on
Michigan State University property last October.
An order from the State Court of Appeals freed the three stu-
dents and one non-student who were jailed Monday and Tues-
day, ending the 57-hour protest vigil on the lawn of MSU Presi-
dent John Hannah. The vigil was staged because the four had not
been allowed to post bond and ended when they were freed.
* * * *
the United Nations and admission of Red China in its place was
advocated yesterday by Rep. Weston E. Vivian (D-Ann Arbor)
in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. Vivian
also called for a UN-sponsored election to let the Taiwanese
determine whether to join the mainland or become an independent
Vivian reasoned that Red China's inclusion in the Security
Council in place of Nationalist China would place all five of the
world's nuclear powers on the council. He also proposed the eas-
ing of travel restrictions to and trade embargos on Communist
China to demontrate to the younger men who will soon rule
China "that this nation does desire, and will take concrete steps
toward peaceful co-existence."
* * *
benefit for the Poor Peoples' Fund at The Ark coffee house Sat-
urday, April 2 and 9.
The program of the benefits will be divided between poetry
readings and music. Steve Bronson, Tony Stoneburner, and Don-
ald Hall will read from their own works on April 2. Jerry Badanes,
Larry Meyers and Martha MacNeil Zweig will present their poetry
on April 9. Music will be by the Huron River Ramblers and
Michael McClatchey.
be sponsored tomorrow by Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic
Association. Fifteen fraternities and sororities will have their
members out for the campus-wide drive to collect donations for
cancer research.
hold its twelfth annual conference at the University this weekend.
Prof. John Bowditch of the history department, who is president
of the society for this -year, said that the conference will bring
together well-known scholars concerned with French history.
Papers will be delivered by professors from Sorbonne and Oxford
and an address will be presented by the former president of the
European Community for Atomic Energy (EURATOM).
opening in Superior Township was announced by Francis C. Shiel,
manger of the University Service Enterprises Department yester-
day. The indefinite postponement of the opening was caused by
alternative thawing and freezing of the greens, making it im-
possible to get them into playing shape at this time, according to

Hart Attacks
Supports Ri
Backs Basie
War Policy
Expresses Concern
Over Adnministration' s:
Peace Talk Pessimism
Acting Editor: :
"I have the unhappy impression
that we would have been wiser had
we in 1954 not gotten involved in
Viet Nam," Sen. Philip A. Hart (D-
Mich) said in an interview yester-
"But the intervening events
since then have made us a little
like a man on a wild horse: he
isn't interested in hearing about
how unwise he was to get on-he
I wants to know what to do now."


Draft Policy,.


Hart emphasized that he sup- S
ported basic administration policy SPEAKING AT- YESTERDAYS RALLY on "D
and added that although "clearly Hart, Regent Irene Murphy and Prof. Ross Wil
there are elements of a civil war raise money for the defense of those students v
involved" in the Viet Nam conflict, Ann Arbor Draft Board last October.
N orth V ietnam ese activity "puts j- -_-t-h---- - -----
ith into a ctegoryof something HONORS CONVOCA TION:
While United States presence in
Viet Nam has "clearly increased
the North Vietnamese pressure on
we had been absent the Northml
would have exerted pressure any-
Concerned by Pessimism
Hart added that he felt strong-
ly that "we must always recognize
the possibility that third parties.
if they really try, can open the;
situation up in the United Na-. By DAVID KNOKE Smith, the m
tions or attempt to reconvene the The Rhodesian crisis is terday's 43rd a
Geneva Conference." He is under- asingvocation held
stood to be concerned by rer-squestions among the peoples of of the Common
that the administration yrepo-ts Africa and Asia which may have away from t
en up hope for peace negotiations as great a significance for the centricity of a
on the conflict and is preparing world situation as the United munity of natio
for a prolonged military struggle.States' actions in Viet Nam, ac-
"The specifics of the negotia- to Arnold Cantwell Smith, hO m o
secretary general of the British the Commonwe
- See HART, Page 2 Commonwealth, glo-Saxon heri

issent and the Draft" were (left to right).,
helm of the business school. The rally w
who were reclassified as a result of their sit

us Rhodes
nern oft
ain speaker at yes- continue past racia
nnual Honors Con- tory policies," he said
at Hill Aud., spoke "The danger over tl
nwealth's new trend eration or so, as we
the Anglo-Saxony adjust to the dema
British-lead com- shrinking planet, is t
ons. ferences and frictions
into the divisions o
f the 21 nations of wealth, and that the
ealth have an An- of race conflict will
itage; we cannot drawn.
--Smith maintained
Commonwealth is on
stitutions which could
ays lessen the danger to 1

Wilhelm Calls
For Use of
Seeks Revision of
Present Program, Not
.>: ; >4> Abolishment of It
"I am troubled by many of the
aspects of our present draft pol-
icy," Sen. Philip A. Hart (D-
Mich) said yesterday at a rally
sponsored by the Student Legal
Defense Committee.
Hart called for a new "system
of broad national service to sup-
plement the service one could give
his country through the armed
forces. None disagree that a Peace
Corps worker in a remote village
is making a significant contribu-
tion to his country at some per-
Sen. Philip sonal sacrifice. This can well be
as held to true in other areas of foreign or
-in on the domestic service."
The rally was held to raise
money for the defense of those
students who were reclassified as a
result of their sit-in on the Ann
Arbor Draft Board in October.
"I have serious questions about
the fairness and equity the present
concept of deferment for those
~ Li who can afford a college educa-
tion as long as a college education
is not economically within the
reach of all who might be aca-
demically qualified," Hart said.
* *o He also questioned the fairness
of letting local boards initiate
classification precedures when
l-discrimina- "geography and local traditions
mean far less in the nation's total
lhe next gen- manpower picture than they did
struggle to even two decades ago."
nds of our
hat our dif- "Today this screening by local
will harden boards, fair and conscientious as
f color and it may be, leaves policy questions
battle lines that should be studied," he said.
Sen. Hart raintained that"the
that . the silencing effect of the reclassifica-
ie of the in- tion is the real threat to freedom"
[do much to because it puts pressure on other
the future of students to refrain frm expres-
sion of views contrary to those of
ia, where the the administration.
rs who rule Hart said that while he himself
cks last fall had marched on this campus in
ilateral dec- the late 1930's declaring that he
lent, he said "wouldn't die for Danzeig," stu-
mpting to re- dents must come to the realization
s form of that not all problems can be
solved merely "if the men in
thodesia . .. Washington would just ban good
he Common- will and good judgement."
a as a leader Professor Ross Wilhelm, of the
maintained. economics department in the
future shape school of business administration,
nds not only in his speech said, that "from an
nment and economic viewpoint the draft is
uggle for the a waste" because it causes an
men." over investment in education as
young men are extending their
vocation, the schooling beyond the time they
ndergraduate would have normally spent in
d in speeches school, he explained.
dent Harlan Wilhelm suggested that the mili-
Walter, Uni- tary should fill some of their
manpower needs by calling re-
ie honorary serves and the National Guard.
as did Prof. He said that "the casualty rates
, Randall in in Viet Nam arise in no small
tanding con- measure from the amount of train-
d of infrared ing of the soldiers." By leaving the
D. Hoey, for- reserves and the National Guard
f Cranbrook at home, we are in the position
Hills, was of drafting the poorest trained
Citation in civilians to fight while the best
Ltributions to trained ones stay at home.
He said that "we have been

paying the guard and reserves for
their training since the Korean
War and it is about time we pre-
setdthe bill and received the
promised service."
atesegentIene Murphy, also
la es speaking, said that the first
amendment had become distorted
in past attempts to adjust, it to
rsement was present conditions. She protested
3HA position the reclassification of the protes-
tors by the Selective Service "be-
iat "Douthat cause of the danger it represented
ns and wants to future protestors."
of construc- Mrs. Murphy facetiously sug-
as. . . . Dout- gested that, if the First Amend-
gher density ment were to be written as it ap-
or high-rise pears to- be applied, then, in view
Lt the same of recent developments, it should
t fhp n read:


Center Formed To Find XN

To Put New Knowledge To Use

"There is a large and rapidly
growing gap between the creation
of new knowledge by scientific -re-
search and the full use of this new
knowledge,' stated a proposal for
the establishment of a Center for
Research on the Utilization of
Scientific Knowledge issued in
January of 1964.
The importance of the problem
was recognized by an all-univer-
sity committee, appointed by for=
mer Vice President for Academic
Affairs Roger Heyns, to explore
the responsibility of the University
in regards to the diffusion and
utilization of new knowledge. The
new center was created by an
action of the Regents in July, 1964;
as a part of the Institute for So-
cial Research.
Floyd Mann was appointed di-
rector of the new center, and is
now working with almost 40 pro-
fessional staff members.
Wasteful Gap
"This widening gap between the
creation of knowledge and its full
use is wasteful and is depriving

society of the potential benefitsf
of the new knowledge. This de-'
privation is greatest.in those fields+
in which scientific research has1
most recently been applied, name-1
ly, the health and social sciences,"
Mann said.
"The lag in the use of new+
knowledge has particularly serious
consequences for the s o c i a 1
sciences," he continued. "Society
generally can appreciate the value
of new knowledge created by re-
search only when this knowledge1
is put 'to constructive use and1
when it benefits all of society or,
at least important segments of it.
The problem is to make the value+
of such social science research
more evident."
Mann went on to say that "re-
search to discover the principles;
and factors affecting the utiliza-
tion of scientific knowledge falls
within the domain of the social
sciences. In spite of the import-
ance of this problem, there has
been very little research devoted
to it.
Reason for Lack
"One reason for this is probably
the youth of the social sciences; a

Mann said that one of the cen-
ter's goals will be to provide "an
attractive, supportive and flexible
base from which its staff mem-
bers, interested faculty members
from departments and professional
schools and nonuniversity affiliat-
ed personnel can work together
freely on problems of mutual con-
"It is predictable that tradition-
al divisions of labor and even
traditional university demarca-
tions among departments and
schools may have to be re-examin-
ed or restructured to meet some
of the principle objectives of the
new center, Mann said.
Train Staff
Mann said that it was realized
from the outset that the new cen-
ter would have to train and de-
velop its own staff, both because
there are at present few people
with the necessary mixture of
skils, and because those that do
have the skills usually command
salaries much higher than uni-
versities offer.

Speaking of Rhodes
150,000 white settler;
over four million blac
declared an illegal un
laration of, independe
the settlers were atter
instate a dangerou
"The outcome in R
matters not only to t
wealth, but to Americ
of the West," Smith
"The struggle for the
of world politics depe
on military contai
force, but on the stru
minds and hearts of
At the Honors Con
University's t o p u
scholars were honore
by University Presi
Hatcher and ErichN
versity secretary.
Smith received th
doctor of laws degree.
Emeritus Harrison M
recognition of his outs
tributions in the fiel
spectroscopy. Harry I
mer head-master of
School, Bloomfield
awarded the Regents
recognition of his con

Students, Faculty Evaluate Trimester

second is the very limited funds
available for any kind of social
science research."
F Mann pointed out that "the so-
cial sciences have now reached a
stage in their development where
the appropriate methodologies are
OIT# 1v.ihn for research n a eXl~i-

SHA Gives Endorsem(
Of City Council Candi


SGC, Douthat's endo

Completed questionnaire forms
for the literary college survey on
the trimester are just beginning to
trickle back to the Survey Re-
search Center, according to Ste-
phen B. Withey, acting director
of the center.

Some 1500 of the ten-page ques-
tionnaires have been sent out to
a random sample of undergraduate
and graduate students and faculty
m e m b e r s. The undergraduate
sample was scaled by class, so
that an approximately equal pro-
portion of each class received the
However, the proportion of sen-

areas not covered in the rest of the
More Rush?
For example, students are asked
whether the present trimester
schedule seems more or less rush-
ed than other academic calen-
dars, how they feel about the
exam and vacation schedule and
whether the trimester system has

being used for thms survey because - pointed out in
of the time pressure to get the mentation on the problem of ac- student H o u s I n g Association statements the
survey finished before the seniors celerating the dissemination and mailed out 1200 letters yesterday
graduate, he explained. use of new knowledge." stating its position on the Ann The letter states th
Good Response In order to achieve this ob- Arbor City Council candidates. opposes high-rise slum
Withey predicts a good response, jective, Mann's center is currently to improve the quality
hopefully as high as 90 per cent, organized into two major areas. SHA has been working for two tion by updating code
from students and faculty who The first is involved with the months in areas concerning the hat is in favor of hi
have received the questionnaire. utilization of research to improve city and the University, and living units (medium
"The University community re- the functioning of complete or- Wednesday night publicly inter- construction), but a

Results should beI


tabulated andI

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