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Continued mild,
no rain

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom








Shock waves continued to re-
sound across the country yesterday
in response to the summary dis-
missal Friday of Clark Kerr as
president of the University of Cali-
Kerr's job was immediately
terminated by a 14-8 vote of the
board of regents of the 87,000-
student school. The firing was the
culmination of a dispute between
Kerr and Gov. Ronald Reagan
over budget matters and the uni-
versity's long-standing free tui-
tion policy, which Reagan wanted
to abolish.
Although Reagan claimed he
was not present at the meeting
when the vote was taken, several
regents including Theodore Mey-
er, chairman of the board, said
that Reagan was there and voted
to dismiss Kerr.
To Advise on
Pre-Maj ors

Most educators and administra-
tors expressed shock and dismay
in the wake of Kerr's dismissal.
University P r e s i d e n t Harlan
Hatcher said, "I feel deeply dis-
turbed. The circumstances sur-
rounding Kerr's dismissal were
tragic and a serious blow to the
Univeristy of California."
Prof. Owen Chamberlain, Nobel
laureate in physics and chairman
of an emergency faculty meeting
held Friday in Berkeley, said,
"There is a great deal of dis-
couragement and anger at the ac-
tion of the board among the fac-
ulty. First, the faculty supported
Kerr. Second, there is a feeling'
that if there was to be a change
in the presidency, it should not be
done in a precipitous manner and
in such a way as to suggest that
there is a close involvement with
state politics."

He continued, "I have no infor- for the job and the regents' action since Reagan took office. him a vote of confidence or re- tion yet of who may be selectedI
mation on resignations at the was without any justification." Controversy surrounds the ac- lease him from the office of presi- by the regents to replace Kerr.,
present time but I think the fac- Feuer said he thought that the tual circumstances under which dent. He stated he never would John Summerskill, president ofI
ulty is worried that some members entire faculty of the university Kerr was fired from the $45,080- resign." Mrs. Hearst also said that San Francisco State College com-I
will start voting with their feet." should submit their resignations a-year post. Kerr and his sup- Kerr was fired because of "lack mented. "oy, are they going to'
A faculty member at the Davis if the dismissal is enforced. porters claim that the president of administrative ability." Prof. have a hard time filling that job,I
campus of the university said, "I Feuer wrote an article. "The was ousted for purely political Phillip Selznik of the sociology de- especially in this political climate."
don't know about your faculty, New Tyrants of Berkeley," for the considerations, partment at Berkeley called Mrs. Both students and faculty at thel
but the faculty around here us- Atlantic last fall in which he Opponents of the president, Hearst's comment "silly," university have demanded a role
ually sits back on their tenure sharply criticized leaders of the however, say that Kerr demanded Reagan had hinted during his in the selection of the new presi-
and does not get aroused over Berkeley Free Speech Movement. a vote of confidence from the re- gubernatorial campaign that if dent.
anything, but since the dismissal He said yesterday, "The students gents at the Friday meeting. The elected he would seek the removal S
they've been angered and aroused. in the movement will have to do meeting was originally billed as a of Kerr as president and promised Speculation was rampant on the
We all fear the loss of key faculty a lot of rethinking" on their at- showdown between Reagan and to "clean up the mess at Berke- future of the university system's
members." titudes towards Kerr. "Kerr went State Assembly Speaker Jesse ley." Reagan openly charged dur- chancellory and faculty members.i
Faculty recruiters for the Uni- down on the tuition issue, an issue Unruh over financial matters. ing the campaign that students In a telephone interview, Feueri
versity are active in the Berkeley that was in the interest of the Kerr said that he was not aware were campaigning for ex-Gov. Ed- suggested that the entire facultyc
area, an administration source in- students," Feuer added. that his status was to be discussed mund Brown on university. cam- and the chancellors should resignE
dicated yesterday. Prof. Chamberlain said, "In at the meeting until Friday mor- poses their posts in protest over the dis-'
Prof. Louis Feuer. formerly of view of the timing of the dis- nin. Imissal.
Berkeley and now at the Univer- missal, I feel this is a failure of Mrs. Randolph Hearst. a regent, implications er i None of the chancellors could be
sity of Toronto, said that the fir- the board of regents to insulate said "Kerr delivered a second mreached for comment. Roger W.j
ing was a "terrible, unfair thing. the university from state politics." ultimatum to the regents to the I will be at the University and at Heyns, chancellor of the .Berkeleyz
Kerr was the best man in America The January meeting was the first effect that they must either give .other schools. There is no indica- I and former vice-president for aca-



Selected Students
To Sign Elections
Cards for Two Ternis
A series of 29 pre-concentration
meetings designed to help^ sopho-
mores decide upon a field of
specialization has been scheduled
for Jan. 23 through Feb. 2 by the
Junior-Senior Counseling Office of
the literary college.
The sessions, scheduled to pre-
4 cede advanced classification which
begins Feb. 6, will offer second-
semester sophomores' opportunity!
to meet with department repre-
sentatives in 29 fields of concen-

unlikely to
vote Demo
attempt to
and Conno
provision fi
ment of r
slowed du
the Holy C
morrow to
istrauinn of

IGAN STATE UNIVERSITY'S Board of Trustees is
have a chairman in the near future. Despite a one-
ocratic majority, the board recently split 4-4 in an
o choose between Democrats Don Stevens of Okemos
or Smith of Pinconning. The board's bylaws make no
or a tie vote.
RMY OFFICIAL in Chicago said recently that enlist-
ecruits asking specific program assignments will be
ring the last days of the month due to a flood of
Col. Peter Bermingham, commander of the 5th Army
it program added that the slowdown will not affect the
of general enlistees, especially men with no prior
* * *
Zross fathers who operate Notre Dame will be held to-
study giving laymen stronger influence in the admin-
f the Roman Catholic school.
Dame president Theodore H. Hesburgh said in a letter
students, and others connected with the university
lt reorganization is "an inevitable development." The
is currently directed by a six-member clerical board,
[vised by a 30-member lay board.
personnel and a rise in collective bargaining in govern-
cies will be new problems in the study of industrial
according to George S. Odiorne, director of the Bureau
ial Relations.
Le said recently that university and hospital admin-
ill need information on how the Fair Labor Standards
pply to them when it becomes effective month.
ureau has slated a ,series of intensive briefings on
lems for concerned local administrators.

-Daily-Rony Holcomb
The Andrew Hill Jazz Quartet gathered from bases in New York -and Detroit for their campus appearance last night. (See Review P. 2.)
oCUtilizes InterDepartmenta Cooperation
I e

At each meeting, the faculty i l
representative will discuss his de-
partment's concentration program, to alumni,
outline the specific requirements that he fe
for graduation and the options university
available to students and answer which is ad
"Students may attend as many INCRE
of these meetings as they wish," I UNivE
said lames W. Shaw, chairman of University
faculty counselors for juniors and ment agen
seniors, "but they are strongly relations, a
urged to attend at least one since of IndustriF
the meetings represent the best Odiorn
means of acquiring the informa- istrators w
tioressential to planning a con-, Act will
L centration program."Acwila
Poor Response The B
Programs of this nature have these prob
been conducted every winter for
"about the last fiveryears," Shaw
said. In the past, he continued,
many students have failed to take
advantage of the program. How-
ever, he said publicity for the
meetings is more extensive this
year than before, and he hoped cutler
that this will result in greatly in-
creased participation.
A letter which explains in detail By N
the purposes of the program and Richard
which includes a schedule of all hulking m
pre-concentration meetings is be- and a sho
ing sent to every second-semester the thick
sophomore in the literary college. tackle fift
Any student who finds that no last game.
meeting has been scheduled for Talking
his field of interest may make an nately sm
appointment with a counselor in two differ
' that field in 1223 Angell Hall. ting on hi
The letter also contains infor- dent for s
mation concerning an optional a friendly.
counseling program. Under the But bene
terms of this program, selected aind tired
students may sign their own elec- hedgin
tion cards for two of their last fensiveness
four semesters in the literary jl to be the
college. This has
'Card-Signing Routine' ally good
Shaw said that the optional tThe ex-
counseling program was designed took the bi
"in an effort to dispense with the Ui
some of the more routine aspects . with a H
of academic counseling." Too for the n
often, he explained, academic dent left-
counseling is merely a "card-sign- He furt
ing routine" which has little aca- dence ofx
demic value. He hopes that by body whe
eliminating the more mechanical (they say
aspects, the counseling session will ban on s
provide a more meaningful dis- told SGC
cussion session between counselor that ther
and student. new rule.
By mic
Early Program Required being ope
Any sophomore interested in dent lead
this option must submit a' tenta- of the mo
tive elections schedule for his Jun- of SGC,
in.. .a nnti. nn ,'c o h4' nraivic nr

demic affairs at the University,
has reportedly been under consid-
eration as a replacement for Pres-
ident Hatcher when he retires next
winter. Kerr's dismissal opens the
possibility that Kerr also will be
seriously considered for the post
Many University of California
faculty members expressed deep
fear and concern over the situa-
tion. Prof. Arthur Kipp, president
of the faculty assembly at Berke-
ley, said that an emergency fac-
ulty meeting has been called for
next Tuesday. In a meeting Fri-
day, over 400 faculty members vot-
ed to send a message to Kerr ex-
pressing their sorrow and concern
:ver his dismissal. .Prof. Charles
Muscatine, also of Berkeley, said
yesterday that many faculty mem-
bers are also sending individual
messages of regret to Kerr.
Case Erupts
At Cornell
Students' Magazine
Confiscated; Court
Injunction Upheld
An injunction issued ; by the
district attorney of Ithaca, N.Y.,
to halt the sale and distribution of
a Cornell University campus lit-
erary magazine for alleged "ob-
scenity" was upheld In court yes-
terday. A hearing is set for
A university ban of Thursday on
"The Trojan Horse" was rescind-
ed by a student board which de-
cides official university policy in
publication matters.
The ban was originally levied by
a lower - echelon administrator
while President James A. Perkins
and Cornell vice-presidents were
out of town. Campus police filed
the first complaint; the ban was
later rescinded, but only after
Tompkins County D.A. Richard
Thaler had enjoined the magazine
on civil grounds.
The Scheduling, Co-ordinating
and Activities Review Board's
(SCARB) rescinding of the ban is
subject to review by a faculty
board, but sources at Cornell say
support for the decision is strong
among the faculty.
Sales Despite Ban
The fifteen students named in
the' injunction, issued upon re-
quest of Thaler, observed the halt
order, but other students were ob-
served selling copies in defiance
of the civil ban.
Two lawyers retained by an ad
hoc student group contested legal-
ity of the civil injunction in court
yesterday afternoon. They main-
tained that the D.A. had taken
out the writ without the presence
of the party being enjoined-the
editors and sellers of the maga-
zine. The judge supported the in-
The injunction threatens the
arrest of all persons, including edi-
tors, who had written for the
issue, v~hich contains a 14-page
story stapled to its cover that had
been termed obscene, and any stu-
dents who sell issues after its ban.
Administration Balks
Cornell students staged an or-
derly rally at noon yesterday dur-
ing which vice-president of stu-
dent affairs Mark Barlow told
1200 students that the adminis-
tration could not contest the le-
gality of the DA.'s entry onto
campus, "but we do question his
propriety." The magazine was sold
only on campus and not in the
downtown area.

Barlow and Perkins are calling
a meeting of university commun-
ity leaders for later today to "gain
a perspective on the issue," ac-
cording to Barlow
Following the rally, a petition
stating that the undersigned had
s o I d the mAgazine circulated
among students. Over 178 signa-
tures were gathered, according to
student body president David
Brandt, but not all of them had
actually sold the magazine. The
petition is to be turned in to
Thaler Monday; student leaders
hope the number of signatures
reaches 300.
Can Arrest All Signers
If the hearing on Wednesday

The University instituted lastj
semester the nation's first doctoral
program in psycholinguistics as a
special field.
Integrating and applying the
skills and knowledge of the psy-
chologist and linguist to the study
of language and language be-
havior, psycholinguistics is a rela-
tively new discipline within the,
behavioral sciences.s


Cutler is a big, even
an with thick glasses
ort crew-cut. He has
body of a defensive
teen years after his
in his office, alter-
oking cigarettes from
ent packs he has sit-
s desk, the vice-presi-
tudent affairs seems
man, As indeed he is.
ath the casual banter
philosophy is a cer-
on, a self-conscious
f swords and de-
s which didn't used
s not been an especi-
year for Cutler.
psychology professor
runt of the blame for
versity's compliance
UAC subpoena asking
ames of certain stu-
wing groups.
her lost the confi-
much of the student
m his office issued
're-emphasized') a
it-ins after he had
earlier that week
e would be no such
d-November it was
ly said by many stu-
ers, including some
ire respected members
that "you just can't

Any comments by me could do
more harm than good." Even
in saying these few words he
seems on his guard.
The essence of an interview
with Cutler now is one word
answers and "no comment:"
One of his favorite state-
ments, and one which his as-
sistant has also begun using,
is that "you have to know
where you want to go and pick
the best way to get there," This
implies political sensitivity and
a willingness to operate within
"the system." But "the system"
often has no place for students,
The goal he seems committed
to is giving the students a
larger role in making decisions

which affect their lives, as was
called for by the Reed Report.
Indeed, this apparent commit-
ment was one of the principal
reasons why his selection two
and a half years ago to head
OSA was greeted with almost
universal acclaim.
He feels he has gone a long
way during his tenure at OSA
towards implementing the Reed
Report. He cites the student
committees to advise the Uni-
versity vice-presidents, and the
student committee which is
submitting recommendations
for a new University president
as major examples of how far
the student has come.
See CUTLER, Page 2

The field has grown rapidly
in the last ten years but until
now there was no opportunity to
obtain a doctoral degree in it as
a speciality, according to Prof.
Ronald S. Tikofsky of the psy-
chology and speech departments,
chairman of the new program.
The goal of the doctoral pro-
gram according to Tikofsky, is to
prepare scholars and researchers
who will be competently prepared
to assume positions in universities,
research laboratories, g o ve rn-
mentalagencies and industry.
Study Language Behavior
Psycholinguists are concerned
primarily with explaining, predict-
ing or controlling language be-
havior. They study the association
between human activities and the
nature of the code used to cate-
gorize, influence and record these
Some of the areas studied by
psycholinguists are the ways lan-
guage is acquired, how a second
language is learned, the deterior-
ation of languge skills after brain
damage, conditions under which
specific kinds of language are used
and implications of this usage
for the speaker and society.
The bulk of the doctoral curri-,
culum consists of course work in
psychology, linguistics, and com-
munication sciences. All students
in the program take a two-year
core program designed to build
competence in experimental de-
sign, laboratory and field research
methodology, knowledge of the
psychological processes associated
with language usage, and knowl-
'edge of the features and structures
of languge.
Related Courses
Students will also take courses
in such fields as Anthropology,
Philosophy, Speech Pathology, and
Sociology, depending on the par-
ticular area of psycholinguistics
they are interested in.
Three new courses within the
program have already been ap-
proved and will be instituted next
fall: a year's introductory course
in psycholinguistics, open to grad-
uate students in other programs
as well; a seminar in psycholin-
guistics; and a tutorial research
All three of the courses will be

"Both the departments of psy-
chology and linguistics have been
exceedingly helpful from the be-
ginning," he said, adding that
they do not feel in competition
with each other concerning the
Tikofsky also commended the
University for its initiative in in-
stituting a doctoral degree in this
field: "I think the development
of this new program is a demon-
stration of the University's fore-
sight in recognizing this rapidly
developing field and taking steps
to assure us a position of leader-
ship in its future development,"
he said.
The new degree program was
approved last January by the
Graduate School following the
recommendation of an Ad Hoc
Committee of faculty members.

It had been set up in the sum-
mer of 1965 in response to aware-
ness of the increasing number of
research programs related to psy-
cholinguistics with no well-inte-
grated program in the field.
Last fall two students were ad-
mitted into the program. Tikofsky
indicated that next year the ad-
ministrative committee of the pro-
gram hopes to admit six to ten
new students, adding that so far
over 70 inquiries have been re-
ceived with a minimum of pub-
Program Preparation
Entry into the program can
come from one of two general
areas. Students with undergrad-
uate degrees in Psychology, Lin-
guistics, or other related fields
and no graduate training may ap-
ply directly for admission to the


State Board of Education
Acquiring Redefined Role

The State Board of Education,
a target of frequent criticism over
its two-year existence, is begin-
ning to acquire a more defined role
in Michigan's educational affairs.
The board's authority is vested
in Article VIII, Sec. 3 of the state
constitution, which states the
board "shall serve . as the general
planning and coordinating body
for all public education, including
higher education, and shall advise
the legislature as to the financial
requirements in connection there-
However, under the new consti-
tution, all the state universities
have a u t'o n o m o u s governing
T h e problem, according to
board member Edwin Novak, is to
coordinate and plan while respect-
ing that autonomy.
Autonomy Not Threatened
Thomas Brennan, president of
the board, said that autonomy is
not a "major" problem because
the board has taken a public stand
that it "has no right or intention
of interfering with the internal

1965 and in the position the gov-
ernor's office has taken in refus-
ing to approve any legislation es-
tablishing a new program or
school unless the board has recom-
mended it, the board prefers to
base its power on prestige and
respect for its decisions.
"It is most effective to work
co-operatively with the universi-
ties, rather than being dogmatic,"
Brennan' said. "We don't want to
run into court every week to main-
tain our authority."
The Master Plan for Higher Ed-
ucation is an example of the
board's efforts to move in that
'Healthy Dialogue'
While the board will issue the
plan, "it will be based on a healthy
dialogue between experts, includ-
ing the presidents and the elected
and appointed governing, boards
of all state-supported schools,"
Novak said.
The board is also the spokes-
man for education as it relates to
state government.
The board's relationship with
the Legislature was defined in the

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