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Increasing cloudiness with a
chance of evening showers

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom



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By ROGER RAPOPORT man, a prominent local real estate Jacobson's did ultimately get But there was a difference at
Editor developer and President of Char- the property at 325 Maynard last 325 Maynard. In 1962 the old Uni-
ter Realty Co., formed the Wood- Friday from Stepar which finished versity music school was slated for
First of a Two Part Series mere Corp. with his wife and paying the University for it last replacement by a new building on
You would hardly care to look Loren Campbell, an Ann Arbor at- Thursday. North Campus.
twice at the view on 325 Maynard torney. Now the store will build an ex- As Graham Conger, of the Uni-
Street. All that stands behind a Feb. 27, 1964 the name of the pansion on 317 and 325 Maynard. versity investments office explains
brightly painted blue fence are corporation was changed to Stepar The city is currently planning lit, the school felt it best not to
masonry remains of the Univer- Investments Inc. to extend the Maynard Street car- replace the Maynard Music build-
sity's old music school, a few rusty Mr. Stegeman explains that the port across the street to rest atop ing with a new University struc-
beer cans, and some waxpaper purpose of Stepar was to "pur- the Jacobson addition. The Ann ture because "we would run into
bags that came off Hamburger's chase and put together a parcel Arbor city council approved the quite a lot of town opposition be-
sold by nearby Red's Rite spot. of land for Jacobson Stores Inc.," I plan on March 7. cause the merchants wouldn't like
But behind the scenes is one of j a' Jackson based merchandiser But the story of how the prime us taking up prime commercial
the more fascinating stories in the'! with a store here at 311 Maynard land, next to the Arcade and just land when we could go elsewhere.
world of Ann Arbor real estate. St. around the corner from central Besides we can get a premium

While the purchase price was
high, Mr. Stegeman may have
saved himself about $31,700 in the
transaction and cost the Univer-
sity a like amount.
The transaction began shaping
up at 3 p.m. Feb. 11, 1964. The
University publicly opened five
bids that had been submitted in
response to the announced offer
of the property. The winning bid
of $161,500 was submitted by John
C. "Stegeman for a corporation
to be formed.-
Shortly after the Feb. 11 bid
opening, Vice-President Pierpont
(now also Chief Financial Officer)
submitted a document on the bid-
ding for inclusion in the agenda
for the Feb. 27, 1964, Regents
meeting. The agenda is always
sent to the Regents well in ad-
vance of the regular monthly
The document noted that five
bids had been opened publicly at
3 p.m. on Feb. 11.
See TWO, Page 2

While 325 Maynard is a mere 66 The plan appears quite simply, campus got where it is makes an
by 132 feet lot, its location across tp have been to merely acquire I intriguing, if complicated tale.
from the Maynard Street carport property at 317 Maynard and 325 To begin with the University is
and next to Nichols Arcade makes f Maynard-the Ann Arbor Press almost exclusively in the business
it one of the most valuable spots Inc. and the University's music of buying, not selling, central
in Ann Arbor. school respectively, campus land. Everything from
Such property is naturally of in- The property at 317 Maynard ' South Quadrangle to the Survey
terest to firms that map expansion was acquired by Stepar and sold Research Center rests on land that
plans and local real estate devel- to Jacobson Stores Co. on June 24, was acquired from private parties,.
opers do what they can to help '1965. However, acquiring the land Virtually no central campus land
out. next door at 325 was a bit more has been sold by the school in re-
On Feb. 5, 1963 John C. Stege- I complicated. cent years.

price for the commercial land."
So on Dec. 21, 1962, acting on
the recommendation of Vice Pres-
ident for Business and Finance
Wilbur K. Pierpont, the Regents
,decided to authorize the sale of
325 Maynard "under public bid
The land was sold through pub-
lic bid arrangement and ultimately
acquired by Stepar for a price of

-Daily-Andy Sacks
EXCAVATION ON MAYNARD ST., shown here will make room for an expansion of Jacobson's
On. the left is 317 Maynard, on the right is 325 Maynard.

Literary Faculty Starts New Liberal Arts J


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v ote noosis
'Flexibility'I an HIleher
Of Pass-Fail NEWS WIRE
Form New Faculty
Committee on Inter- SGC HAS BEGUN the Legal Aid Service on a permanent
Disciplinary Studies basis. The council pays two-thirds of the cost for legal counseling Re
for any student of the University

Llican City



Thelitery colleg ul
The literary college faculty yes-

terday unanimously voted to es-
tablish a new degree program
callbd the Bachelor of Arts in
Liberal Studies.
Also, the approximately 175 lit-
erary college faculty members vot-
ed at their regular monthly meet-
ing to increase "the flexibility" of
the pass-fail program. In addition,
it voted to establish a literary
school faculty Committee on In-
ter-Disciplinary Studies.
The literary college faculty al-
so passed a resolution requesting
the General Library give priority'
to acquisitions-new books-in the
allocation of its present and fu-
ture funds.
Begins Next Fall
The new degree program will
go into effect in the fall term,
1967, and will be open to incom-
ing freshmen only. The literary
school's Curriculum Committee,
which formally recommended the
program, will monitor the opera-
tion of the program and report its
findings to the faculty, together
with further recommendations, by
January, 1971.
Dean William Haber, of the lit-,
terary college, sair the new pro-
gram is meant to complement the
liberal arts tradition of "allow-
ing for intellectual shopping-
around." Haber described the pro-
gram as "broad and yet rigorous
with sufficient requirementsI
to a ppeal to the serious student
and yet make it possible for each
student to reach his own objec-
Basic Requirements
The program stipulates that a
student will have to fulfill cer-
tain basic requirements (eight
hours of Great Books, and eight,
hours of introductory history, as
well as basic University require-
ments) as prerequisites for the
In the last 54 hours as a jun-
ior and senior a student must take
See LITERARY, Page 2

15 minute appointments from 2-5 this Friday afternoon are
still available for $2. Interested students should call 663-0553
or get information in 1546 SAB.
cipients of the 1967 Guggenheim Fellowship awarded by the John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
The four professors are Di Raymond Grew (Assoc. Prof.
History), Dr. Monroe Hafter (Assoc. Prof. Spanish), Dr, James
Dickson Murray (Prof. Engineering Mechanics), and Dr. Marshall
Sahlins (Prof. Anthropology).
The awards are given annually to applicants who have con-
tributed to scholarly and scientific research or who have demon-
strated outstanding creative ability.
Instructors of three other Michigan colleges also received the
award. These included Dr. Avrom Fleishman and Charles Pollock
of Michigan State, Dr. Hector-Neri Castanada of Wayne, and
Joyce Carol Oates of the University of Detroit.
SIX UNDERGRADUATES in the College of Engineering
were awarded $1,400 in prize money for essays submitted in the
college's annual Cooley Essay Contest. Winners were Donald W.
Kosy, '67; Robert H. Gruhl, '68; Andrew Pack, '70: Larry The-
bos, '69; Stephen Rudner, '70, and Charles Rudner, '70.
Colombia University trustees have decided to discontinue under-
graduate class standings rather than maintain them and withhold
the grades from local draft boards.
The University council, composed of faculty members and
administrators, had recommended on March 23 that rankings no
longer be made available to the Selective Service System.
But the Trustees said yesterday that the policy would be un-
wise because it "might be regarded by many persons as an in-
trusion by the university into the political arena."
Instead the trustees just did away with class rankings, rather
than have to face the possibilities of "political conflict."
54 M :K
A DECISION FROM the University of Wisconsin's three man
student court is expected today on whether or not SDS will re-
main on the Madison campus.
The decision, which will have taken almost two weeks, con-
cerns the Student Senate's right to oust the leftist organization
fpr allegedly breaking student laws while demonstrating against
Dow Chemical Co. interview last month.
SDS is also presently fighting a "constitutionality case" in
Wisconsin federal courts seeking to free students arrested on civil


First Ward's
Curry Only
Elect Feldkamp;
Return Balzhiser,,
Hathaway, Crary

New Fight To
End Greeks'E
Traditional Problems
Eliminated; Focus on
Alumni Interference
The fight to end discrimination
in fraternities and sororities has
moved to a new battlefield ac-
cording to John Hollett, '67,
chairman of the Interfraternity
Council's membership committee.
Hollett says that traditional
problems of overt discrimination
clauses and objectionable rituals
have been eliminated after several
years of investigation.
The focus of attention has now
turned to abolishing alumni in-
terference in membership selection
and educating students and !
alumni in an effort to end de
facto segregation, he added.
Initiative for investigation of
Greek discrimination at the Uni-
versity has rested with the mem-
bership committees of Student
Government Council, Interfrater-
nity Council, and Panhellenic As-'
Dan Fitzpatrick, assistant to
the director of student organiza-
tions, predicts no administartive
pressure will be put on fraterni-{
ties and sororities here.
See SCHOOLS, Page 8

-Daily-Robert Sheffie
A THIRD OF ANN AR13OR'S eligible voters including newly-registered students ballots yesterda3
They elected four Republicans and one Demoocrat to City Council.
Committee on Ranking

Republican candidates won vic-
tories in yesterday's City Council
election in all wards except the
first. With only a 35 per cent
voter turnout, the city elected
four Republican councilmen, one
Democrat and a Republican may-
or, incumbent Wendell Hulcher.
Hulcher was returned to office
for a second term over Democratic
candidate Dr. Edward Pierce by
id a vote of 8,764 to 7,120.
Y. cThe lone Democratichvictory
came in the first ward where in-
.cumbent councilman H. C. Curry
won over his Republican opponent,
E. M. Shafter. Curry had 1,454
- votes to Shafter's 1,081. Pierce had
larger majorities in the first, the
only ward he carried.
Democratic candidate E. Jerome
Dupont, '67L, lost narrowly in the
s~ec'ond ward to the ninmbent


Pittsburgh Students Riot Just for Fun'

Students at the University of
Pittsburgh settled back into the
routine of classes today partially
ashamed and partially frightened
of the riots which have been
"celebrating the rights of spring''
over the past several days.

sunset students started to pace up open of dorm windows, an offense}
and down the campus streets according to student regulations.
blocking traffic. At 9 p.m. the riot During the migration, panty
broke open and a barrage of water raids ensued, and large groups of
balloons, toilet paper, and stones students began cheering "Let's go
were heaved at the cops. When Pitt!"
one officer was felled by a rock, Superintendent of Police Slus-
nine extra units of policemen were ser dressed up in green tennis
called in, including a canine divi- shoes and kackies to get into the

union lobby completely soaked by
water balloons and tainted by the
fading colors from toilet paper.
Out of toilet paper, water bal-
loons, and small furniture, the
students simultaneously heaved
out all telephone books and insig-
nificant papers. The campus, yes-
terday, looked like a disaster area


Daily News Analysis
As the President's Committee on
Class Ranking and Selective Serv-
ice enters the final phase of its
work, much still remains to be
Since the University charged
the commission to act by May, its
next meeting or the one after it
may be its last.
The committee has yet to come
to a- decision on the two basic
i s s u e s confronting it: what
should it recommend the Univer-
sity do regarding ranking this
May, and what should be the com-
mittee's long run recommenda-
tions for the future.
The alternatives which the com-
mittee will consider at its next
meeting revolve aroundthe ques-
tions whether rankings will be

at all.f
"I've never been entirely con-
vinced that we had any businessx
advising anyone on an issue that'sx
up to the students to decide,"
Ruth Baumann, '68, a studentS
member of the committee said at3
last night's meeting.
It seems almost certain at this
point that the committe will not1
recommend that the Universityt
cease compiling class 'rankings.
The consensus of the committee
was that rankings serve too many
other needed purposes to be elim-
inated entirely.'
What- remains unclear is wheth-
er the committe will recommend
that rankings not be sent to the
Selective Service system. The com-
mittee will consider the suggestion
of Professor William E. Brown of
the dental school, chairman of

right to be considering the issue I University to submit rankings be-

fore the semester begins.
In general, the committee mem-
bers seem impressed with the com-
plexity of the issue.
"Its one of those questions where
you'll be wrong no matter what
you decide," Dean Haber said.
"There are times," noted Prof.
Kenneth E. Boulding of the eco-
nomics department, "when I wish
the Regents would just flip a
Election Returns
(inc-R) 8764
Edward Pierce (D) 7120
First Ward -
H. C. CURRY (inc-D) 1454
E. M. Shafter (R ( 1081

Republican, Prof. Douglas Crary,
of the geography department by
180 votes. Final totals were Du-
pont with 812 votes to Crary's 992.
In the third ward John C. Feld-
kamp, director of University hous-
ing, swamped his Democratic op-
ponent Gene Wilson by a margin
of 815 votes. Feldkamp, with 2,588
votes to Wilson's 1,773, will take
the council seat being vacated by
Republican Paul Johnson, who is
resigning for business reasons.
John Hathaway, an incumbent
Republican, defeated his Demo-
cratic opponent, Miss Gail Green
by the largest majority in the
election, polling over two-thirds
of the vote. Final totals in the
regularly Republican fourth ward
were Hathaway with 1,901 votes
to Miss' Green with 992 votes.
Prof. Richard Balzhiser of the
chemical engineering department
was elected to a second term in
the fifth ward. He defeated Demo-
cratic candidate Robert Great-
house by 2,226 votes to 1,430 for
In the coulnty-wide race for



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