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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom







Last of a Series
Never before in history has man
had so much knowledge so readily
available to him. With the tech-
niques of information transmission
and absorption, nankind stands
on the verge of another knowledge
explosion sure to surpass the first
explosion that came in with the
invention of moveable type 500
years ago.
Computerization and instantan-
eous print out will shatter time-
space gaps and radically change
the character of education on all
The vision is brilliant but the

current realities are less dramatic.'
"Hardware" to put the theories
into practice are still undeveloped
and full of "bugs." Better com-
puters wait on the development of
trillion-bit memory cells. Even the
best duplication processes are mar-
red by "noise." Nevertheless, many
people are working ahead to make
sure that when these difficulties
are worked out, the framework will
be there to support the new ren-
The launching of the Early Bird
television relay satellite more than
anything demonstrated the shrink-
ing-world concept and the feas-
ibility of linking distant points of

the globe in instantaneous con-
versation and information ex-
change. -
H. G. Wells, that great en-
visioner of the shape of things to3
come, caught a glimpse of the
single-world when he proposed the
World Encyclopedia three decades
"It is a primary institution
which has to appear if that world-
wide community towards which
mankind, willy-nilly is being im-
pelled, is ever to be attained."
A debate is raging over the ad-
vantages of a single centralized
file for information storage versus
a series of smaller active files

linked in a network. A bill before
the House of Representatives
would provide a single point of
access for all users of the many
government agency information
systems, but the bill does not con-
cern itself with the many non-
government data sources.
Alvin Weinberg of Oak Ridge
National Laboratory has proposed
the creation of a central depository
for manuscripts, making their con-
tent retrievable even before their
publication. The perfection of
long-distance xerography (LDX)
and national computer networks
makes manuscript dissemination
from a central place a moot point.

In the past few years several;
government agencies have been
by-passing conventional microfilm
(with 1:24 reduction) in favor of
the microfiche, a transparent film
card first used in France. While
conventional microflim is placed
serially on a strip of film, the
microfiche can hold up to 100
microimages on a 4 by 6 inch
piece of film, with spaces for
added images.
Alfred Tauber of the Houston'
Fearless Corp. which manufactures
the CARD display system that
sorts, finds and displays an en-
larged image, foresees microfiche
photocopying within the library

as a major publishing activity.
Writes Evan Herbert, associate
editor of "International Science
and Technology":
"The university library of the
future is visualized as the central
resource of an information-trans-
fer network encompassing the uni-
versity's total information sources
-not only published works, but
the departmental and laboratory
files, conference papers, notes and
correspondences and even the irr-
dividual members of the univer-
sity's intellectual community."

learning met in Chicago in mid-
1965. Out of this conference grew
a nonprofit organization, EDU-
COM, financed by a $750,000 grant'
from the Kellogg Foundation.'
EDUCOM exists to disseminate
reports on the state of information
techniques and establish task
forces to consider such questions
as the centralized versus region-
ized store.
Under the. guidance of Director
James G. Miller, also director of
the University Mental Health Re-
search Institute, EDUCOM has
mushroomed to 27 universities
comprising over 100 campuses.

backbone of EDUCOM's endeavors.
In the area of basic research, in-
formation written in an article at
New York could be coded into
the computing center in the
Northeast area and delivered the
same day to a California scientist,
even though he was unaware of
the article's existence at the time
of his queries.
The libraries of small institu-
tions could be as complete as those
of even the Library of Congress
just by pushing a button to ini-
tiate the outflow of books on
microwave systems to read-out
machines of television receivers.

To put these

techniques to

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of eight institutions of higher I Computer networks form the


'U' Reaction
To Fund Bill
Niehuss Says Share
Is Not Proportionate
Considering Growth
The higher education appropria-
tions bill introduced late Wednes-
day in the Michigan Senate, in
which the University received an
appropriation of $59.5 million for
its general fund and $3.5 million
F for capital improvements, met
with lukewarm -reaction by Uni-
versity administrators.
The bill which was prepared at
the direction of the Senate Ap-
propriations Committee called for
a total of $239 million for higher
ducation, an increase of $16 mil-
lion over the Governor's request.
The University apropriation was
almost $3 million above the gov-
ernor's budget recommendation of
$56.8 million, but was still sub-
stantially below the University's
original request of $65.8 million.
'Not Proportionate'
University Executive Vice-Presi-
dent Marvin Niehuss indicated
that he was pleased with the over-
all budget for higher education,
but that the share allotted to the
University "was not a proportion-
ate one considering our anticipat-
ed student increase."
Niehuss said that he had "hoped
that state funds would have been
distributed a bit more equitably."
Niehuss called the capital im-
provements appropriation ade-
quate, but said that there was no
money allotted for the proposed
new modern languages classroom
building or tht new Architecture
'U' Fortunate
Lansing observers said that the
University was rather fortunate to
receive this amount for new con-
struction considering its position
regarding Public Act 124. Sen.
of the Senate Appropriations
Garland Lane (D-Flint), chairman
Committee has insisted that Uni-
versity comply with the act, which
calls for the Senate to choose the
architect for all University con-
Meanwhile, moves were under-
way among conservative members
of the Senate Appropriations
Committee to cut the proposed ap-
propriation before it is reported
out of committee.
The bill does not have to be
reported out of committee until
April 22, the deadline for all ap-
propriations bills to reach the
Senate floor. Members of the com-
mittee, have expressed reserva-
tions about the size of the overall
higher education appropriation,!
but did not indicate if they wished
to cut the University appropria-!
tion specifically. Lansing sources!
indicated that Michigan State!
University, which received a sub-
stantial increase over the Gover-
nor's recommendations, was the
most vulnerable target at this

_, NEWS I RE '' IaI~

Teachers To Ue R1*uPlan
Join NationalRi

Union Soon
Teaching Fellows
Report Increases
In Membership


Committee' s

CHARTER REALTY HAS FILED suit against University
student David Grekin, '67, for non-payment of rent during sum-
mer, 1965. Grekin said that University housing officials had
advised him in spring, 1965, that the University would take no
steps in disciplining students who failed to keep up contracts
during the summer trimester.
Mrs. Norma Kraker of the off-campus housing office said
that the University would "help. where we can," but of course
would not go as far as supplying lawyers for Grekin.
LANSING P)--JAMES B. HOFFA JR., 24-year-old son of
Teamsters Union president, has been named to a Senate research
position on the strength of his University law studies performance.
Young Hoffa, whose father reached only the ninth grade in
school, is one of nine students given the appointments in the
Legislature. Each post pays $5,000 a year. The nine were chosen
from a list of 15 submitted by the University.
being explored by a central committee headed by Sam Chafetz, '67.
The group is studying different ways of raising funds to lengthen
the scope of such a program.
The committee has gone to many sources in the administra-
tion, faculty, and student body to compile a list of potential
residents. They are still welcoming suggestions.
Each of these potential residents will be contacted during
the summer and a priority list will be made on the basis of the
responses. The committee should reach a final decision in
University administration's failure to consult them on the estab-
lishment of the Highway Safety Research Institute, announced
last December. This was the indication of this month's annual
report of the subcommittee on research policy of the Senate
Advisory Committee on 'University Affairs (SACUA).
It is understood that some SACUA members were "furious"
about the administration's swift decision to accept a $10 million
auto industry grant for the institute without any consultation
with faculty. Vice President for Research A. Geoffrey Norman,
the subcommittee minutes say, admitted "possibly a mistake had
been made (by the administration) in not keeping at least a few
members of the subcommittee informed," but added, according
to the report, that "the major responsibility for establishing such
programs must rest with the.University administration."
In 1964 Roger Heyns, then vice president for academic affairs,
sought a mechanism for fuller faculty participation. Norman,
according to the 'Teport, said "the suggested procedure had never
been accepted by Vice Presidents Heyns and (Allan) Smith
(Heyns' successor) for a variety of reasons among which may
be mentioned its cumbersomeness, the necessity for rapid action
on occasion, the confidential nature of negotiations in certain
instances and the possibility of sabotage of desirable programs
or of railroading through undersirable ones." The report does
not clarify the meaning of "sabotage" or "railroading."
Norman did agree, however, that a member of the SACUA
research subcommittee would be placed on the institute planning
ANN ARBOR'S FIRST REFORM Jewish congregation will
be established here next fall with regular Friday night services
and a religious school. Temple Beth Emeth (House of Truth) was
formed by a steering committee chaired by Assoc. Prof. Ronald
Tikofsky of the speech .department.
The First Congregational Church, under the spiritual lead-
ership of Rev. Terry Smith, has offered the use of its facilities
to house both the religious school and worship services.

Representatives of the Teaching
Fellows Organization reported yes-
terday that "The TFO will con-
sider affiliating with the Ameri-
can Federation of Teachers at
some future date."
They went on to say that "over
80 per cent of the teaching fellows
in the economics and history de- J
partments have already agreed to'
sign a membership form that en-
titles them to 'all privileges of the
University of Michigan Teaching
Fellows Organization." The TFO's
expect strong support from mathe-
matics, sociology, political science,
anthropology, English, music and
philosophy, while several other de-
partments are partially organized.
The TFO representatives report-
ed several members were "very
concerned" over Vice-President for
Academic Affairs Allan Smith's
statement on Wednesday that the
teaching fellows' demands would
be discussed at the departmental
level. The representatives said that
"The teaching fellows' prime pb-
jective is a University-wide ad-,
justment in the basic salary of , r
$2,475 for half-time teaching."
The teaching fellows say their
organization drive will continue AS THE WINTER TERM RUSH
throughout the summer. This week helter skelter on oh-so-pressure
the individual departments are catching up on their studies and
electing representatives and alter-
nates to the Executive Committee, l
which will be a policy-making FUTURE NEEDS:
One TFO representative said to-
day that "this organization is
really only one step in improving R e
the quality of undergraduate edu-
cation at the University. We feel
that this problem has long been
ignored while emphasis has been
placed on research and graduate
and professional training."
The teaching fellows said that By AVIVA KEMPNER
it was reported that the adminis- University Health Service, as
tration is "studying carefully what indicated in a long range study
may be done by this fall to im- made for the Office of Student Af-
prove the general working condi- fairs, will be unable to meet grow-
tions of teaching fellows." ing student needs by 1968 with its
Faxon To Hold Quiz
Into MSUmCIA Link
A full-fledged legislative inquiry MSU President John Hannah, said

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
HES PELL MELL toward its close, and final examinations scurry up
d students, one cannot help but admire those who take time out from
d catch up on an even more valuable commodity: zzzzz.
orts Health Service
Sj orE pansion

Uphold SGC
Decision -on
Panhel Plan
Robinson Calls Move
In Students' Action
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs Richard Cutler yesterday ap-
proved a request to amend Panhel-
lenic Association's constitution.
The revision will provide for "one
formal rushing period at the be-
ginning of the fall semester,"
rather than the two formal rush-
ing periods which had previously
After consideration of the pro-
posal, the Committee on Refer-
ral, which serves as an advisory
group to the vice-president for stu-
dent affairs, advised Cutler that
he should sustain Student Gov-
ernment Council's approval of the
rush plan.
Certain questions have been pos-
ed regarding this issue which can
evoke no concrete evidence or opin-
ion: the speculation on the trau-
matic effect on freshman women
of rushing, the effect .of rushing
on grades and fall versus spring
rushing. The committee does feel
convinced, however, that the re-
duction from two formal rushing
periods to one in each year will
unquestionably be beneficial to
There is confusion in this is-
sue relating to the respective roles
undertaken by the committee and
Cutler. Cutler has the power not
to accept advice of the commit-
tee, Therefore, there is a question
of legality, since the SGC plan of
a referral committee is an Instru-
ment authorized by the Regents.
In the present situation, how-
ever, the committeeereported it
feels that both Cutler and the
committee have acted in fulfill-
ment of their responsibilities to
the provisions of the SGC plan
and to the Regents.
Speaking in a more laudatory
tone was SGC President Edward
Robinson, '67, who said 'yesterday,
"We were glad about Dr. Cutler's
approval, because the Committee
on Referral's report corroborated
the evidence on which he based
our decision. Theirrecommenda-
tion to sustain our decisions was a
strong' support of the students'
right and ability to govern them-

existing facilities. Health Service
has remained in the same building
since 1940, while the student body
has more than doubled from 12,000
to 29,000 people over this 25-year
Current feelings of the student
body, however, indicate dissatis-
faction with the present Health
Service set-up. Student complaints
range from violent outcries, "I
would never go there in a million
years," and "they only cure mono,
v-d, and pregnancy" to unfortun-
ate, personal experiences. Comnion
grievances include the constant
switch of doctors, differing and
sometimes wrong diagnosis, and
incorrectly ready x-rays.
Different Opinions
One boy who wishes to remain
anonymous was suffering from a
constant pain which prevented him

from sleeping at night. He went
to Health Service daily for several
days, each time seeing a different
doctor and receiving different
opinions. He felt, "I seemed to be
making certain decisions in the
direction the diagnosis was going
to take."
In reference to the turnover of
doctors at Health Service, Dr.
Morley Beckett, director of Health
Service, estimated about "one to
three new doctors are recruited
each year to, fill the vacancies of
the established positions."
Several coeds have complained'
of misread x-rays which resulted'
in inadequate treatment and add-
ed pain.
Dr. Walter Whitehouse, head of
the x-ray unit at University Hos-
pital, said that diagnosis may
See NEED, Page 5


SHA Meets with Developers,
U' Staff on Housing Plan

Student Housing Association
moved toward finalizing its In-
tegrated City-University Housing
proposal Wednesday as it revised
its plan with opinions expressed
by City Council members, Uni-
versity administrators, and local

! Amendments to the R-4C tafin; City Council members M\
zoning revision currently under Eunice Burns and Prof. Riche
consideration by council. Balzhiser of the engineer
Code Revisions school; architects Richard Ahe
r Changes in code revisions en- Theodore Smith, Donald Van (
couraging developers to build more ler, and Theodore Daniel, and cc
common living and recreational tractor Richard Butcher.
areas. Private Investment


into the connection between Mich-
igan State University and the
Central Intelligence Agency in
South Viet Nam will be conducted
early next month, said Rep. Jack
Faxon (D-Detroit), chairmani of
the subcommittee on higher edu-
cation yesterday.
The university was accused in a
magazine article of having served
as a front for CIA agents while
engaged in multimillion-dollar aid
project advising the government of
the late Viet Nam President Ngo
Dinh Diem.
An MSU spokesman acknowledg-
ed that CIA men were among
those on the staff but contend'ed
the university did not find out
about their role until later, after
which they were dropped.
rs. The accusation against MSU ap-
rd peared in the April issue of the
ng monthly magazine Ramparts,
mn which also said the university
.r- bought guns and ammunition for
n- Diem's security forces, including
the palace guard. Diem was oust-
ed and killed in 1963.
4's INo u~ 1rcases

no such purchases were made.
In its role as adviser, he said,
the university merely made recom-
mendations to U.S. officials on
what equipment was needed for
the civilian police force.
In a news conference, Warren
Hinckle, executive editor of the
magazine, termed the MSU in-
volvement in Viet Nam "scanda-
lous" and suggested that Congress
and state legislatures look into
similar programs now being car-
ried on in other countries.
Dispute Contention
Stanley Sheinbaum, who was
campus coordinator of MSU's Viet
Nam project for more than three
years, disputed the university's
contention that it did not know-
ingly hire only CIA men.
"I say Hannah and the hierar-
chy knew about it," Sheinbaum
said from Santa Barbara, where he
now is with the Center for Demo-
cratic Studies.
Robert Scheer, the magazine's
foreign editor, added that univer-
sity officials "knew fully what they
Ewere doing."

Views Role of Women PhDs

EDITOR'S NOTE: Betty Stark
is a mathematics grad student
who last fall became aware of
the small number of female
professors at the University.
This article is the results of her
work since October.
Chances are most students out-
side of the nursing school have
had very little contact with female
It's not their fault. There just
aren't that many women teaching

Lack of Women
Four departments, English,
mathematics, art history and psy-
cology, give illustrations of this
lack of women. The English de-
partment has one women professor
-here defined as a faculty mem-
ber of PhD level or the equivalent

hold told women. Their attitudes parttime appointment. Yet the
are often based on concepts of percentages for art and art history
the role of women in the family female PhD's ranged from a low
and in business, concepts which of 14.3 per cent to a high of 35
they extend to the PhD-holding per cent in the 10-year period.
woman. * Psychology Department

The psychology department has
13 women faculty out of a total
of 118, yet the ranges of psychol-
ogy doctorates granted to women
ran from 10.7 per cent to 19.4
per cent in this period.
Thus the proportion of women
on the - faculty is far below the

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