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Cloudy and colder
with light snow

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


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Survey 0nO
LSA Staff To Poll
Professors' Attitudes
On Draft Question
The literary college faculty will
canvass by mail the entire faculty
to obtain their opinion on the con-
troversial issue of student defer-
At a meeting of 225 faculty
members, the literary college fac-,
ulty devoted most of the meeting
to a resolution on student defer-
ment submitted by Prof. E. Lowell
Kelly, of the Psychology depart-
Kelly's resolution urges 'that:
-"Any change in University
policy towards student deferment
be made applicable only to young
men becoming 18 (or 19) years
old," thus enabling them to com-
plete their degrees.
--Each young man who reaches
the draft eligible age be advised
as soon as possible, thus enabling
him to make definite plans for the
future, and
-"If selective service is con-
tinued, the present program of
II-S deferment be retained on the
books for use, if and when the
needs for military manpower
should increase to the point where
a policy of no student deferment
would seriously threaten the na-
tion's supply of specialized college
trained personnel."
Considered Next Month
Kelly's resolution is on the
agenda for the regular faculty
meeting, February 6.
The debate, according to Dean
William Haber of the Literary
College, "lacked some of its pre-
vious intensity."
The literary college faculty set
a precedent by allowing debate to
be conducted in Committee of the
Whole, thereby enabling a freer
discussion not hampered by the
traditional Robert's Rules of Or-
Poll Assumption
The Literary College's Faculty
Poll assumes that ranking will
continue to be based on a student's
academic performance and a na-
tional policy. On the basis of this
assumption it asks the faculty's
opinion on what kind of record
should be submitted where the
record should be sent, and if the
University should change its pres-
ent practices, when the change°
should be made effective.

A NEW STUDENT UNION, organized to present student
grievances to the administration and to provide services to the
student body was formed last night. At the meeting, which
attracted about 70 people, various proposals concerning the pur-
poses of a union and the means of organizing one were pre-
sented. Considerable sentiment was expressed for a political
party arising out of the union. Other ideas presented for the
union included a student book exchange, a rental information
service and a student counseling program.
A general meeting will be held next week for further dis-
* * *
THE MANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL met last night and after
some tense moments of partisan debate on tax policy unani-
mously requested that Mayor Hulcher appoint a citizens blue
ribbon committee to explore ways of increasing city income.
Among some of the suggestions were a request on the state
legislature to increase the rebate to local governments from gas
and other taxes; a special census to update Ann Arbor's popu-
lation figures making the city eligible for a greater share of
county taxes; re-evaluate the status of tax exempt property;
and an examination of the feasability of adding some of the
state and federal government property in Ann Arbor to the tax
Democratic councilmen Leroy Capparet, Robert Weeks, and
Eunice Burns mentioned a city income tax as one means of
bringing additional revenue to the city; Paul Johnson (Republi-
can) said that the city must live within its means, and reiterated
that this did not include an income tax.
Capparet also admonished Hulcher for his heavy partisan-
ism in selecting past committees, and 'urged that the mayor
make the tax committee as bi-partisan as possible.
* * * *
PETITIONING FOR SEATS on the Presidential Commission
to study University decision-making and the Draft Committee
to study University relations with the Selective Service will close
Friday. Petitions are available at the Student Government Council
office on the first floor of the S.A.B.
* * * *
THE INTRUSION OF the "Fifth Estate," public relations
men, has created a crisis in American journalism, said William
Eames, political editor of KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, in his lecture
here Monday,
Eames warned that the growth of the "Fifth Estate" has
created the danger of less and less good reporting being done.
The public relations men, he said, act as buffers between public
figures and the public.
"The euphoria of 'the good guy,' so much a hallmark of thez
public relations man, creeps into the reporter until he too be-
comes an imagemaker, not a prober and a representative of the
public good," said Eames.
Eames maintained that the most fruitful field for the
"estate" has become the growing field of political campaign
* *4*
AN OPINION PROFILE drawn recently by the Louis Harris
national system of pollsters from conversations with 1,200 college
seniors across the nation showed that 51 per cent felt the Peace
Corps helped to cast a favorable American image overseas.
Another 86 per cent said they believed the Peace Corps was doing
an "excellent" or "good" job.
The poll was undertaken to determine student attitudes
toward the Corps and other public affairs issues, such as the
Vietnam war, civil rights, and the War on Poverty.
The Corps was judged the most successful American effort
abroad in terms of promoting a better "image" and also of im-
proving the well-being of foreign peoples.
* * * *
THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION will award 1,600 new fellow-
ships for 1967-68 in 92 foreign languages and related studies
under the National Defense Education Act. Seven thousand sim-
ilar intensive training grants have already been awarded underj
the NDEA.
Both summer and year-long fellowships will be provided for
students chosen through 52 participating colleges and univer-
sities in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Fees for




M'ay Take



Student Fees Financing
,Seveal Ne Bu~lingS

$4.3 Million
From Fees
Student Fees For
Non-Student Building
Break with Policy
The administration has pro-
posed a "tentative financial plan"
that }would pledge up to $4.3 mil-
lion of operational budget money
-to be taken from student fees-
to finance the construction of a
new University theatre, The Daily
has learned.
Under the plan, now being con-
sidered by the Regents, the school
would pledge annual payment of
$175,000 worth of student fees out
of the University's general fund
over the next 25 years to repay a
$2 million loan (at 5 per cent
interest) on the theatre.
The move is contrary to admin-
istration plans announced this
summer, which indicated the the-
atre would be financed entirely
through gifts.
It also runs counter to the tra-
ditional University policy of spend-
ing student monies on student-
oriented buildings such as .the
Michigan Union and North Cam-
pus Commons.
The theatre, which is now budg-
eted at $4.5 to $5 million will be
paid for with the $2 million loan,
a $1.3 million gift from Regent-
emeritus Eugene B. Power, and
$1.2 to $1.7 million worth of un-
designate .gifts from the school's
current $55 million fund drive, ac-
cording to the tentative plan,
The University's Vice-President
and Chief Financial Officer Wilbur
K. Pierpont declined comment on
the matter. "No financing plan
has been finalized by the Re-
gents," Pierpont said. "I don't
want to anticipate what the Re-
gents are going to do."
Sources nevertheless indicate
that the tentative plan for the
theatre is virtually certain to win
official Regental approval in the
near future, Architectural plans
have already been drawn for the
1,426 seat structure planned for a
Felch Park site.
The theatre has been the sub-
ject of a vigorous campus contro-
versy during the past year and a
half. Until 1963 the theatre was
a low-priority item on the Uni-
versity's capital outlay building
schedule. But it received a sud-
den boost with a $1.3 million gift
from then Regent Eugene B. Pow-
In the fall of 1965 officials
learned of the plan to commit
student fees to the theatre proj-
ect. Some opposed spending the
fee money on the theatre, con-
tending that the funds could be
better spent on additional class-
room and faculty office space.
After a senior editorial appeared
in The Daily, denouncing the pro-
posed use of general fund money
for the project, the administration
postponed announcement of the
theatre from September 1965 until
August 1966.
In August administrators assur-
ed reporters that the theatre would
be financed exclusively with Mr.
Power's donation and other gifts
from the school's $55 million fund
In addition to the theatre, the
Regents are looking at an adminis-
tration plan to spend $4.1 to $5.4
million worth of student fees to
build a new faculty center and $7.2
to $14.4 million worth of student
fees to build new campus recrea-
'tional facilities.
The administration has told the
Regents that the proposed $1.7 to
$2.2 million faculty center could
be financed with a loan at 5 per
cent interest. Repayment would be
$138,000 to $180,000 annually over
30 years.

NL-/ -m- %P W.AL

Suggested dates on the ques-'
tionnaire are: As soon as possible,
May 1, 1967, Sept. 1, 1967, and
Jan. 1, 1968. Another alternative
was offered suggesting that only
those students entering the Uni-
versity after the revised policy is
announced be affected by it.
The results of the poll will be
studied by a committee, appointed
by Haber, consisting of Kelly,I
Profs. Angus Campbell, in the
Sociologyand Psychology depart-
ments and Theodore Newcomb, of
the Psychology and Sociology de-#
partment and will then be reported
to the Faculty at its February 6 1

The University will spend over
$12.9 million worth of student fee
money from the general operating,
fund to pay for construction of
three new campus buildings ac-
cording to financing plans ap-
proved by the Regents during the
past year.
The student fee money in the
general fund would be spent over
the next 35 years, to pay off pub-
lic loans and bond issues on the

building, graduate library addi-
tion, and Residential College.
The library addition and Resi-
dential College will open up more
room for books, classrooms and
faculty offices, and the new ad-
ministration building will open up
new space for classrooms and of-
fices in the present administra-
tion building.
Student fees will be used to pay
off a $2 million loan on the li-
brary, $2.9 million worth of loans

and an $8 million bond issue on tially financed with a $2 million,
the Residential College, for a total ten-year bank- loan.
of $12.9 million. The additional $900,000 will be
Interest charges on the three provided from the University's
loans, which have not been final- temporary investment fund on a
ized, will probably cost an addi- temporary basis.
tional $1.5 million worth of stu- The entire $2.9 million loan will
dent fee money. be repaid from student fees on a
According to Vice-President and Regent-approved 18 to 20 year
AChiefrinngialOficePilbdentKcontinuation of a $340,000 a year
Chief Financial Officer Wilbur K. fee allocation for the Student
Pierpont, the $2.9 million admin- Activities Building.
istration building project, now The $5.2 million graduate li-
under construction, is being par- brary addition will be partially
- _ financed with a $2 million federal
loan at 3 per cent interest,dac-
cording to Pierpont. Other funds

University's new administration on the administration building,


Sells Becomes Dean at Wayne-
Fitznatrick Seen as Successor

National Educational Grrns

.a +++eLjY err W-

- Duncan Sells, the University's
41Director of Student Organizations
BackL/Yr er t tY t ol R le nnounced his resignation here to-
ck Larger Student Po y Role ay to take a position as Dean of
Students at Wayne State Univer-
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CPS)- -Freedom to discuss questions with few exceptions. They should, sity in Detroit.
Three major educational organ- of institutional policy and opera- however, delegate many of their Sells will assume his new job
izations issued a qualified call this tion; responsibilities, and concentrate Jan. 16 at a substantial increase
week for student participation in -the right to academic due pro- on long-term planning, on raising in pay and responsibility over his
college and university policy- cess when charged with serious capital and operating funds, and position here. He will have wide
making. violations of institutional regula- on overseeing personnel policy. authority over Wayne student
Despite "large obstacles" to such tions; and The president, the report said, I affairs.
involvement, the groups said that --The same right to hear speak- "is measured largely by his capa- While no successor has been
colleges should seek ways to "per- ers of their own choice as is en- city for institutional leadership." named, sources indicate a likely
mit significant student participa- joyed by other components of the As chief executive and planning candidate is Sells' assistant Dan
tion within the limits of attain- institution." officer, he must maintain commu- Fitzpatrick.
able effectiveness r cStudent Role Undefined , nications within the institution Great Popularity
These suggestions were contain- and between the school and its Sells has enjoyed great popular-
ed in a short note on students as .oThe educational organizations public; and he must "innovate and ity among students here since
part of a statement issued by the avoided issujtg a mainsectionony tUnter s
American Association of Univer- students, however, because, they joining the University staff in
sity Professors, the American said, an attempt to define stu- Faculty Responsibility August of 1965.
Council on Education, and the As- dents' role, at a time when it is Faculty members should have the His independent stand on many
sociation of Governing Boards of rapidly changing, might hurt stu- major responsibility for curricu- controversial campus issues - he
Colleges and Universities. The full dent interest and because "stu- lum, student instruction, decisions favored abolition of class rankings
statement, in preparation since dents do not at present have a on tenure, promotion, and dismis- for the Selective Service, was
1964, primarily discussed the re- significant voice in the govern- sals, and policies governing salary against turning in the names of
sponsibility of trustees, presidents, ment of colleges and universities." increases, the report added. It student activists to the House
Arfi ,,n T ,n f "It would be unseemly to ob-- warned that external restraints on UnAmerican Activities Committee,
f..I ±LtLL~ fLi GU~iLL~± t f

came to know him well and to did his undergraduate and gradu-
have a high regard for his matur- ate work in zoology, chemistry,
ity, candor and energy, and for his biology, and entomology, was an
skill in communicating with stu- administrator there for five years
dents and faculty alike. I have before taking a post at Michigan
great confidence in Mr.. Sells and State University at Oakland in
look forward to his vigorous and 1961, before coming here.
imaginative contribution to a vital Asked about the import of Sells'
part of the university's work." resignation his secretary, Mrs.
Sells, who once sold livestock Joan Ringel said, "I'll miss him,
pest control products for Dupont, he was my favorite person."

for the library addition include
a $1.5 million federal grant- and
$1.7 million worth of uncommitted
gifts from the school's current
'$55 million fund drive.
The $2 million loan for the li-
brary Will, be paid back by student
fees over* 25 to 30 years. The Uni-
versity plans to let bids on the
library addition this spring with
building completion expected in
At their June meeting the Re-
gents approved as "sources of
funds" for the new $11.8 million
Residential College $8 million
worth of revenue from a projected
bond issue, $1.1 million through
refinancing South Quadrangle,
$1.4 million from other residence
hall income and an anticipated
$1,850,060 worth of gifts from the
$55 million fund drive.
He indicates that "financing
arrangements for the Residential
College won't be finalized for some
time. We don't have to make up
our mind until the final plans are
ready in May or June."
He cited several complications
in financing the Residential Col-
lege. "We don't know about gift
monies yet, and we're not sure

Budget CuTuition
Priirbrlgl Cal

LOS ANGELES Q)-State Fi- He asked instead that the pro-
nance Director Gordon Smith pro- gram be delayed for a year.
posed yesterday a ten per cent cut Smith repeated a charge by
in the University of California Governor Ronald Reagan that the
budget, along with tuition fees for previous administration of Dem-
students and the use of the uni- ocratic Governor Edmund G.
versity Regents' own $22tmillion Brown had earmarked 15 mont h
fund to help balance the state income for the 12 month budget
budget. including the income from th
Smith's proposal at a special first six months of the next fisca
board of Regents meeting ran into year.
stiff opposition from the U. of "I am only asking you to ex-


about the release of government
funds for the project."

and Tacuity zor uovernmenu of
Colleges and Universities. No
main section was offered on stu-

scure, bu superficial equality of
length of statement," the report
said, "what may be a serious lag
entitled to separate and full con-

faculty responsibility for education and advocated allowing drinking
of students can impair the "educa- in ' greek housing units for stu-
tion effectiveness" of an institu- dents over 21-has won him many
tion. friends among the student body.
mhoeafmt w-e x-- -- ari xxt H was close to anmbmer of


Set forth below is an administrative report to the Regents
on "Fees Required for projects under study":
Budget Range
"Recreational Facilities Under Study $240,000 480,000
"'nP 1+iltx r anti , 138.000 180.000



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