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Partly cloudy,

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
tudentpartments: Housing a Flock in S


First of a Three-Part Series
"Michigan's concern for stu-
dent housing has deep roots. It
was a housing problem in 1841
which delayed the opening of its
original fall term for two months
until a dormitory was complet-
ed to house the entire enroll-
ment of nine undergraduate
men, each at a cost of $7.50 a
-Off-Campus Housing Book-
let for Students in Ann Ar-
bor, The University of
The University holds a position of
leadership in almost every field.
Its doctors find a cure for polio,
its economists counsel the Senate
on Chinese affairs and its physi-
cists design the intricate equip-
ment that helps send astronauts
whirling around the earth.

But for all its successful efforts creased by 25. (The University
to help solve the problems of the eliminated 25 units last summer toj
world the University has been un- make way for a new parking
able to come near a solution to a ramp.)
problem in its own front yard: Where did all the new students
There is a shortage of student live? According to statistics com-I

ousing in A n Arbor tnat causes
high rents for the students and
high profits for the landlord.
The boom in multiple student
apartments in the central campus
goes back to 1958. At that time the
University had just completed con-
struction of Mary Markley Hall
for 1200 co-eds and there was not
a single multiple apartment on
From 1959 until 1965 the Uni-
versity's Ann Arbor enrollment in-
creased 4,551 to a total of 26,050
students. During that time the
University built only 400 addition-
al housing units in Oxford Co-
op. The total number of married
student apartments actually de-

piled by the Office of Student Af-
fairs, the number of students liv-
ing in private off-campus housing
leaped 3,590 from 1959 to 1965.
When the University stopped
building student housing in 1958.
"No one knew that a private stu-
dent apartment market existed,"
explains Mrs. Norma Kraker of
the University's off-campus hous-
ing office. Students lived in room-
ing houses or old homes near cam-,
But that same year developer
Jack Stegman of Charter Realty
built Ann Arbor's first multiple
student apartment-a nine unit
affair on Geddes Road. "People
told me it was a crazy thing to

do," says Stegman. "No one would prise supplied an additional 336 plied to meet increased student de
think of moving a student into a apartment units in the central mand for apartments? Typically
new building like that." campus area. Given an average the new buildings comprise some
The unit was financed by a figure of 3.6 persons per unit, the six to 40 units with parking space
local bank and one official says increased occupancy in the cen- in the rear. The student usually
that at the time, "Everyone held tral campus was 1,210. pays $60 to $67.50 a month for
his breath." - Hence demand exceeded supply the apartment and. signs a 12-
Soon everyone was painting. The during this period by 672. This month lease.
building was a great success and naturally creates a high demand What are the-apartments like?
a flood of money began pouring for new apartment facilities, and Ann Arbor developer Theodore
into the local area.to finance new also helps to make rent increasesDaniels explains that apartments
apartments to soak up the student feasible. Rent went up an average are built in two basic styles, de-
surplus. of $2.50 a man last year, and most pending on the investor'slnten-
Private enterprise began build- landlords anticipate a similar rise tions.
ing when the University stopped. for the coming year. The first kind is of sound con-
What did all this mean for the At present, student demand def- struction built by long term in-
student? Bob Bodkin,,'67E, chair- initely seems to be continuing in vestors. Concerned about the pros-
man of the student housing com- the direction of private apart- Pect of a diop in the market, he
mittee, has provided one analysis. ments. From 1959 to 1965 the num- builds an all-masonry unit with
In 1964, a typical year, the in- ber of students living in private expensive accessories suc as dish-
crease in the number of Univer- dwellings increased by nearly 50 washers, two air conditioners and
sity students renting apartments per cent, while the number in good soundproofing. Usually the
over' 1963 was 1,872, according to dormitories, fraternities and sor- [investorudplans to hold on to his
Bodkin. orities stayed about the same. i
During that time private enter- What has private enterprise sup- I See STUDENT, Page 2

-Daily-Robert Rubenstein
PROGRESS IN CENTRAL CAMPUS housing means that new
multiple apartment units crowd out the older homes to make way
for student housing.


IFC Exec
Raps Cutler
IHA Echoes Criticism
That Sorority Rush
Delay Unwarranted
A resolution criticizing Vice
President for Student Affairs
Richard Cutler for his decision
to review Student Government
Council's approval of Panhellenic
Association's new rush policies was
passed by the Interfraternity
Council Executive Committee last
night. A similar resolution had
been released earlier in the day by
Interhouse Assembly.
The IFC Executive Committee
statement, which will go before
the Fraternity Presidents Assembly
tomorrow, called on that body to'
register their "collective disap-
proval" of Cutler's action.
Visible Issue
The committee's resolution not-
ed that the proposal had been a
"visible issue for many months in!
the deliberations of the Panhel!
Association, that Panhel had
sought continuously and in good'
faith the counsel of OSA, and that
proper ratification was accorded
the proposal by both Panhel As-
sociation and SGC.
"The FPA is greatly concerned
that Vice President Cutler's ac-
tions constituted a belated and
unilateral vote of no confidence in
the orderly management by stu-
dents of their affairs in the par-
ticipatory democracy so frequent-'
ly endorsed by OSA."
IHA's statement objected simi-
larly to Cutler's "intercession" in
student affairs. "The administra-
tion will always have the right
and the responsibility to guide
student organizations, but it does
not have the right to dictate policy
after students have made their
IHA Motion
IHA maintained that since Pan-
hel had sought and received ad-
ministrative cooperation delegated
by Cutler in researching the fall
rush proposal, and since the pro-
posal had been ratified by both!
Panhellenic and SGC without de-
bate from OSA, Panhellenic had "a
right to anticipate administrative
Cutler's action-the first time
he has taken such a step and only,
the second time such a step has
been taken by a vice-president-;
leaves the way open for him to
veto the SGC action. The Commit-
tee on Referral as'defined in the'
SGC plan functions solely as an
advisory board to the vice-






Late World News


LORMAN, MISS. (A)-NATIONAL Guardsmen holding bayo-
neted rifles marched to the north gate of Alcorn A&M College
last night after highway patrolmen forced back 1500 Negroes
who wanted to stage a protest march on the campus.
An officer said the three Guard companies, numbering about
175 men, were ordered to the campus from nearby Port Gibso.n
"in a hurry."
At the gate about 400 students joined the Negroes who tried
to walk onto the campus, the latest in a series of confrontations
since the start of a drive leaders said was aimed at deposing
J. D. Boyd, the college president.
established by the Nursing Student Council and the school's
administration in an effort to foster improved faculty-student
communication and to provide a sounding board for student
Created to evaluate the school's curriculum, investigate
baccalaureate programs in other colleges, and study the problems
of communication within the school, the committee is to consist
of one freshman, two sophomores, two juniors, two seniors, and
one graduate student. Petitions for the committee are, available
on the Nursing Student Council Bulletin Board, with interviews
scheduled to take place before the end of the current semester.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the Architecture School
has taken no action on the faculty's vote of no confidence in its
chairman, Prof. Jacques Brownson. Prof. Robert Metcalf, secretary
of the committee, explained that his committee does not plan
to do anything, since it is the University that hires department
chairmen and deals with contracts. Brownson refused to comment
on whether or not he intends to be at the University next year.
THREE OF THE NEW ASTRONAUTS selected this week are
alumni of the University's Engineering College, bringing the total
number of graduates from the aerospace engineering department
who have become astronauts up to six.
The three, James Irwin, Jack Lousma, and Alfred Worden,
were congratulated by University President Harlan Hatcher
yesterday, who cited them as following "in the fine tradition
established by three of their fellow alumni at Michigan, Lt. Col.
James A. McDivitt, Lt. Col. Edward White II, and Major David
A MASS MEETING for all teaching fellows is being held at
8:30 p.m. tonight in the west lecture hall of the West Physics
Bldg. The meeting will concern problems such as low salaries,
overly large classes and poor office facilities.
sors has found St. John's University guilty of a "grievous and
inexcusable" violation of academic freedom in the dismissal
of 21 faculty members late last year. No reason was given for the
dismissals, and no hearings were held.
A faculty strike has been in progress at the Catholic institu-
tion in New York City since Jan. 4. More than 60 other faculty
members have left the university out of sympathy for their col-
leagues. The administration had contended that the dissidents
were trying to "take control of the university."

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
Sphinx junior men's honorary held its ritual of initiation yesterday under the bitter cold sun of the Diag. The 28 men were inducted
into the ranks as they humbly waddled from the M to the League pool, symbolic of a mystic journey down the Nile.
New Grecat Lakes Labora tor To
S t6wudy RegIiornal a ter Pollution


'Will Serve
As VP for
Reorganized Office
Places Lee Under
Pierpont's Authority
University President H a r 1Ian
Hatcher announced yesterday the
appointment of Gilbert L. Lee, Jr.
to a newly created post of vice-
President for business affairs, an
office subordinate to that of Wil-
'bur K. Pierpont, who will remain
the University's chief financial of-
This new vice-presidential post
is a result of the reorganization
of the Office of Business and Fi-
nance, a move aimed at improving
the efficiency of that office. The
reorganization had been discussed
for a long time, according to Exec-
utive Vice-President Marvin Nie-
huss, and was recommended in a
study conducted by a management
consultant firm.
The following University func-
tions will continue to report di-
rectly to Pierpont under the new
organization: campus planning,
plant extension, investments, le-
gal affairs, general personnel poli-
cies, and financial analysis and
New Functions
Under Lee's immediate direction
will be these functions: controller,
personnel operations, plant opera-
tions, service enter'prises, purchas-
ing and management services.
Hatcher's announcement came
as a surprise to Regent Irene Mur-
phy, however, who said that al-
though the Regents .had "seen a
preliminary report," they had not
formally approved plans for such
administrative reorganization nor
the creation of the new vice-presi-
dential position.
Status Cloudy
Mrs. Murphy said that she did
not recall the new structuring of
the Office .of Business and Fi-
nance being passed at the public
Regents meeting, and thus, she
concluded, it has not been official-
ly accepted.
Regents William Cudlip and Carl
Brablec said, however, that the
Regents had accepted the plan for
reorganization "one or two months
ago" and had left the decision of
the timing of the new appointment
to Hatcher's discretion.
Cudlip said that the Regents
had instructed Hatcher to "go for-
ward with the plans for the reor-
ganization of the office of f-
nance," and hehadded that the
naming of the new vice-president
was left as an "internal adminis-
trative decision."
Regents Approval
Brablec also said that the Re-
gents had approved the .apoint-

By JOSEPH TOMLINSON Cooperation, made up of repre-{
Construction is slated to begin sentatives from all the Big Ten
this spring on the Gieat Lakes universities as well as the Univer-
Water Pollution Control Labora- sity of Chicago, served as an ad-
tory which will be located on visory committee to the U.S. Pub-
North Campus. It will be one Qf lic Health Service in deciding the
seven federal laboratories estab- laboratory's location. The commit-
lished for the purpose of studying tee recommended three institutions

Taylor Gives Hopwood Talk

By GEORGE ABBOTT WHITE ations are Southern and Midwest-

New York City, to be re-united

water pollution problems of the
nation on a regional basis.
The cost of the laboratory, in-
cluding both the building and the
equipment,\ will total nearly $3
million. Work should be completedt
on the laboratory by the end of
next year.
The Great Lakes Laboratory will
be under the control of the fed-
eral government, but will work
closely with the University. It has
been proposed that the laboratory
should support graduate training
at the University in the field of#
water pollution control and also
provide facilities for faculty re-
search in this field.
The Federal Water Pollution
,,r4','rnl ,A a+orl that th-,pa h

to the Public Health Service as
possible locations, and the Secre-
tary of Health, Education and
Welfare chose the University from
the three recommendations.
tThe laboratory will study pol-
lution problems concerning the 14
state area adjacent to the Great
Lakes. Research will be coordi-
nated with water. pollution studies
already underway in many mid-j
western universities, and state and
interstate water agencies in thef
The functions of the laboratory,
as outlined in the 1961 amend-
ments to the Federal Water Pol-
lution Control Act, include:
0 An analysis of the present
anti n'niatari f,+,, rof nf t,' I

One of the major pollution prob- The decaying process depletes
lems which will be studied by the the oxygen supply of the water,
laboratory is the eutrophication causes unpleasant ordors, and re-
of the Great Lakes. Eutrophica- duces the volume of water a lake
tion is a process in which 'lakes are can hold by depositing layers of
decayed algae on the lake bottom.
enriched by nutrients from water The algae also clogs water in-
borne wastes. These added nutri- takes and piles up on beaches
ents promote excessive growth.of creating conditions which have
aquatic vegetation which later ruined many shoreline recreation
dies and decays. areas along the Great Lakes.
'U' Athletic Board Members
Disregard SGC Resolution

Peter Taylor, novelist and critic,
will give the annual Hopwood
Awards Lecture at Rackham Aud.
this evening at 8. The awards for
fiction, poetry, drama, and essay
will be presented afterwards.
Taylor's reputation, for the un-'
initiated, lies not in long fiction

ern. And like them too, in his pre- with their prospective brides.
cise rendering of speech, of loca-
tion, in his disciplined craftsman- Discoveries abound as the sleepy
ship, he succeeds in moving be- town of Gambier is neatly
yond. icounterpointed by glitteringNew
yondfcuin York. With humor and always
In focusing intensely on region, with irony, Taylor brings his
Taylor reaches the innately uni-!would-be writers to new and pain-
versal. But he has not been con- fuld ersd n ebond un-
tent to allow his "people" to act ful understandings. The boys un-
eteir in derstand that the girls have

Prominent members of the
Board in Control of Intercolleg-
iate Athletics, who have refused to
comment on last week's Student
Government Council motion re-
questing the board to conduct
I nen meetngs. connne todisr-

Open meetings were advocated
by Bob McFarland, '68, who cap-
tured one of the two student seats
on the board in the recent campus
Passed unanimously at last
Thmsacv'c S(W, ntinL 4'hj, .h rp



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