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Gentle breezes with
little chance of rain

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom.
Changin:'The Wheels GrindS
By ROGER RAPOPORT ("phasing out") housemothers in mothers, had resigned from his ned motorcycle ownership for and sororities. Until last month (D-Detroit) is visiting Ann Arbor son
Can you tell what Eugene Haun, men's dormitories. job by the time the ladies return- freshmen. this authority rested with Director today to look into the prospect of pres
former director of University res- Such is the way major changes ed to Ann Arbor for fall terms, Some decisions are so important of Student Organizations Duncan holding investigations into on and sum
idence halls 'is saying in this let- are usually made at the Univer- Haun is now teach-ing at Eastern that no announcement is made Sells. off-campus student housing here, invo
ter written to men's dormitory sity-politely, gradually and quiet- Michigan University. until a special part of the summer. Feldkamp says he would "like Faxon is chairman of the House A
housemothers this summer? ly. University officials agree that Explaining the housemother When the University submitted to to move to a single rate in the Higher Education subcommittee. Pres
"Some timeago, I told the as- the coming year will see many new move, the University's new hous- a House Un-American Activities residence halls, instead of having Faxon also thinks a new state sity
sociate advisors that if the time developments on campus. The ing director John Feldkamp says, Committee subpoena for the mem- separate rates for single, double, conflict of interest law could force at m
ever came when changes in their question is not merely what will "Although there were a number of bership lists of three student or- and triple rooms, respectively." In President Harlan Hatcher and Re- troit
positions were contemplated they happen, but rather how the chang- outstanding housemothers, many ganizations August 11; no public other words, students in a triple gent Robert Briggs into adjusting vers
would hear the news from me. es will occurg of these women had trouble relat- statement was made until August would pay the same fee as students their outside business relation- both
"That time has come to pass. Some changes, like the house- ing to the boys." 15, two days after the Daily stop- in a single. ships. The law was passed this
"The positions of those ladies mother decision, come during the ped publishing for the summer. "We'd do this on a seniority summer in the aftermath of the thes
who retired at the end of the aca- summer vacuum when Ann Arbor Feldkamp hopes e use grad- At least one administrator now basis," explains Feldkamp. "Most resignation of Regent-emeritus t
demic year 1965-66 will not be is virtually deserted. Others occur ate women and married couplies in says it was a mistake to delay the other schools have a single rate." Eugene Power because of a "sub- tor
filled. However, those ladies who as a series of rapid-fire decisions. place of the departed housemoth- release, since it made the Univer- "We'll also take a close look at stantial conflict of interest" in Hat
have contracts for the coming Pressure from the outside often ers. sity appear to be holding back the sophomore women's residence his business dealings with the Uni- now
school year 1966-67 will continue forces change. Still other develop- Naturally summer is a popular information. requirement," says Feldkamp. versity. exp
in their assigned posts. The posi- ments evolve gradually over the time of year for decision making Sometimes change comes sud- "Some people feel we should just Faxon says he is disturbed that and
tions of associate advisor will be years. at the University. In summer 1965 denly. The housing office is a case have the freshman residence hall Hatcher is on the board of the stat
phased out as the incumbents re- The decision to phase out house- the University raised tuition and in point. In addition to the deci- requirement for adjustment and Ann Arbor Bank where the Uni- for t
tire or choose other means of em- mothers (eight of 24 are gone so housing fees. This summer the sion on housemothers, the Univer- orientation purposes." versity has a multi-million dollar Sc
ployment. .." far) was made during the summer. University revoked parking priv- sity's new housing director John Naturally outside forces like the working balance. Faxon also ques- S
Haun was simply explaining that when they were gone. Eugene ileges for teaching fellows and pre- Feldkamp is now in charge of state Legislature prompt change at tions the $9000 Hatcher receives grad
the University is getting rid of Haun, who notified the house- doctoral instructors and also ban- housing functions in fraternities the University. Rep. Jack Faxon in directors fees from Detroit Edi-

Co. Regent Briggs, a vice-
ident and director of Con-
er's Power Co., may also be
ecording to the Detroit Free
s, about $1 million in Univer-
endowment funds were held
iid-1965 in Consumers and De-
Edison securities. The Uni-
ity also buys services from
egent Briggs says he will "put
e matters in front of the at-
ey general," but President
Cher says, "I have no comment
nor will I." Rep. Faxon is
cted to seek an attorney gen-
s advisory opinion on these
other relationships after the
e establishes official guidelines
he new law.
)me policy decisions take shape
ually over the years. One has
See THE, Page 2

LSA Faculty To

Vote on Pass-Fail Grading,





















Associate Managing Editor




the education faculty. A total of

The education school faculty
yesterday expressed "concern" at
the failure of the University's ad-
ministration to consult student
and faculty opinion before com-
plying with the House Un-Ameri-
can Activities Committee subpoena
of three campus organizations'

120 faculty members are eligible
to vote on such a resolution.
The resolution's text, released
last night, asked "the administra-
tion for assurance that in the fu-
ture decisions of such importance
will be decided in consultation
with the Faculty Assembly as well
as with appropriate s t u d e n t
Stronger Motion

censure key administrators at the
literary college meeting next Mon-
Introduced by Prof. Loren Bar-
ritt, the education school resolu-
tion was passed after a lengthy
debate in a secret-ballot vote.
The resolution will now be sent
to the Faculty Assembly through
the school's representatives and
to Vice President for Academic
Affairs Allan F. Smith.

Cormmittee Gives
Approval to Plans
New Degree Under Consideration;
Faculty Vote Expected This Fall
The Curriculum Committee of the literary college is ex-
pected to formally recommend to the LSA faculty senate a
"pass-fail" grading system for upperclassmen, a new inter-
departmental concentration program, and a new degree pro-
gram called Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies on Monday.
The pass-fail recommendation was approved by the LSA
executive ; committee and is expected to be presented and
deliberated at the faculty meeting. A vote on the proposal is


membership lists. Passage of the resolution coin-1 P a r t i c i p a n t s in yesterday's
A resolution to that effect pass- cided with reports that faculty in closed, regular meeting stressed
ed by about a two-to-one margin the literary college might intro- that the resolution was "mild"
among the 90 present members of duce an even stronger motion to and "carefully worded," and em-
phasized that it dealt with the
procedures followed by the Uni-
versity administrators-the lack of
student - faculty consultation --
rather than their final decision to
comply with the subpoena."
Opposition to the resolution
nevertheless reportedly centered
around the contention that the
administrators' decision was right
and justified.

-Daily-Andy Sacks
Zoltan Kodaly, renowned Hungarian composer and conductor, presented a lecture last night on the
"Folk Song in Hungary and Everywhere" at the Rackham Lecture Hall.

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT is expected to reach 6 million this
fall, an increase of at least 9 per cent over last year's 5.5 million,
according to recent U.S. Office of Education estimates.
At the same time, the number of college and university
instructors is expected to increase by 8.6 per cent to 466,000.
Of the total projected enrollment, 4 million are expected to
enroll in public and 2 million in private institutions, up, from
3.6 and 1.9 million respectively last year.
DEAN WILLIAM HABER of the literary college was named
man of the year by Delta Phi Epsilon sorority at its golden anni-
versary convention held recently at the Sheraton Cadillac Hotel
in Detroit.,
Mrs. H. G. Rossner, international president, introduced Dr.
Haber and the presentation was made by Mrs. John A. Sherman,
Toronto, Canada, a member of the sorority's council.
Dean Haber's address covered 50 years of change in such
areas as international relations, education and civil rights. Mrs.
Haber is financial advisor to the Delta Phi Epsilon at the

Proponents of the resolution
maintained that the resolution
"simply points out that (Vice
Presidents) Smith and Cutler both
have advisory committees and
neither of them consulted those
committees," in the words of one.
The resolution says, "The fact
that legal means were used to
obtain this information in our
view should not have precluded
consultation, particularly since
several days of discussion were in-
volved before the actual decision
was made."
Last spring many SACUA mem-I
bers were reported outraged by
the administration's failure to con-
sult them before deciding to ac-
cept a $10 million auto industry7
grant to set up the Highway Safety'
Research Institute. Vice-President
for Research A. Geoffrey Norman
later placed a SACUA researcha
subcommittee member on the in-
stitute's planning committee.


Pennsylvania 'U' Bans'
All Secret War Research

The decision by the University
of Pennsylvania, recently charac-
terized by Ramparts Magazine aq
"Ben Franklin's school for spies,'
to drop classified, or secret, re-
search under government contract
has reopened concern about the
place of classified research on
university campuses.

Pennsylvania President Gaylord was conducting research into
P. Harnwell announced Sunday chemical and biological warfare
Y that the university would accept for the armed forces.'
- research only under the condition Confronted with this allegation,
s that "the results of all research the institute's director, Prof. Knut
" must be freely published." This Krieger, argued that the research
policy decision was seen as the re- was directed towards "the protec-
t sult of agitation by university ac- tion of military forces and civilian
e tivist faculty after the disclosure populations which might be at-
last November that the university's tacked by chemical or biological
Institute of Cooperative Research weapons."
Faculty Votej

Vote Needed
"The pass-fail recommendation
is on the agenda for the faculty
meeting Monday but it is not like-
ly to be handled at that time,' a
high administrator said yesterday.
The pass-fail system, as well as
the "non-major major" and the
new degree entitled "Bachelor of
lArts in Liberal Studies" are part
of what one member of the Cur-
riculum Committee for the literary
college termed "a package deal."
The triumvirate were under
study last year but only the pass-
fail system received formal recom-
mendation from the executive
committee, according to Dean
William Haber of the literary col-
lege. He indicated that unless the
faculty unanimously approves
these two programs at a fall meet-
ing they will come up- before the
executive committee in April.
No Package Deal
. "It is not a package deal; cur-
riculum cannot be treated as
items in a department store-if
you buy one you buy them all,",
said another official. '
Many sources indicated that the.
pass-fail system would most like-
ly be voted upon in the October
meeting of the faculty. The future
of the rest of the "package" is un-
certain. While all three programs
will presumably be presented at
Monday's meeting, a single faculty
objection to this new legislation
would cause it to be tabled for 30
days under faculty meeting rules.
Thus the Curriculum Commit-
tee's report may be referred to the
executive committee, which does
not hold regular meetings. Execu-
tive meetings are usually held in
the spring unless a major item
needs its approval. And as one of-
ficial indicated, "These are im-
portant items, but they are not
major items. We are still in the
exploratory stages in both the un-
dergraduate and graduate levels."
Integral Part
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expected at a faculty meeting
later this fall.
If implemented the plan
would allow juniors and sen-
iors to elect one course per
semester which is not part of
his major concentration and
not a course for distribution
A student who agrees to take
a course on a pass-fail basis,
will receive a "satisfactory
(pass for credit)" mark on his
record for a grade of C or above
according to the proposal. A grade
below C will be entered as "un-
satisfactory (fail no-credit)." The
student will receive crdit towards
graduation for such a course but
will not receive honor points.
'Non-Major Major'
A second key recommendation
is for the establishment of a "con-
centration-at-large" p r o g r a m
which would allow students to take
an interdepartmental major. Nick-
named the "non-major major,"
the proposal is designed "to ac-
commodate students who may
have well-conceived special aca-
demic interests which do not fall
within existing departments or in-
terdepartmental c o n c-entration
Another possibility is a concen-
tration "based on a social unit
(e.g., the family or the concept of
the group), or based on a rela-
tionship (e.g., inter-group rela-
tions on various levels)." A "con-
centration at large counselor"
would approve acceptable pro-
The new degree program is call-
ed "Bachelor of Arts in Liberal
Studies." The program stipulates
that a student will have to ful-
fill certain basic requirements
(eight hours of Great Books, and
eight hours of introductory his-
tory), as well as basic University
In the last 54 hours as a junior
and senior, a student must take
18 hours in three different distri-
bution areas such as humanities,
social science, natural science and
languages." Eight to 10 of these
hours must be in a single depart-


Kresge Institute Studies Complexities of Hearing

Although the Kresge Hearing
Research Institute resembles many
otherbuildings near the University
''Hospital, it houses a basic re-
search operation unique in char-
acter and extent.
Built in 1960 through the phil-
anthropy of the Kresge Founda-
tion, the Institute is perhaps the
only one in the world to be de-
voted solely to hearing research.
Its purpose is to bring specialists

specially mounted on vibration-
insulating platforms.
An interdisciplinary approach to
many problems is evident through-
out the building and areas of the
building are provided for histology,
tissue culture, experimental sur-
gery, electron microscopy, bio-
chemical and physiological re-
search, A training laboratory has
also been fully furnished by the
National Institute of Health for
use by medica1 ehnol reidents in

Until about five years ago, lit-
tle was known about the function
and structure of the inner ear.
Because it is encased entirely
within the temporal bone of the'
skull and covered by the ear drum,
it cannot be viewed in a living
person. Experiments, therefore,
must be made using specimens re-
moved in autopsy and preserved
for involved study.
An organization of specialists in
hearing research has established a
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bones at any time during his life'
by signing a simple agreement
form in the presence of a witness.
The donor is then given a white
card to carry at all times giving
instructions to the doctor in charge
at the time of his death. The doc-
tor will phone the director of a
regional Bone Bank center and ar-
range air shipment of the tem-
poral bones to the center for
The removal of the bone does
not damage any other parts of the

thousands have pledged into they
program, a great many of them
will be alive for many more years.
More Pledges
The researchers are now inter-
ested both in receiving more
pledges and especially in obtain-
inig $ specimens from the totally
deaf or people with a marked
hearing loss.
Deafness is truly an "invisible
handicap", easier to deny and
conceal than other deficiencies,
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Neverheless, the faculty senate
voted in April overwhelmingly in
favor of ending all classified re-
search, President Harnwell's state-
Irment indicated that the Coopera-
tive Research Institute would be
jA spokesman for the critics,
Gabriel Kolko, associate professor
of history, had said the study of
military technology was "inappro-
priate to a university."
After the policy change was an-
nounced, Prof. Kolko said, "If im-
plemented, they would mean that
a major American university has
disengaged itself from the tradi-
tional public university - Defense
x Department relationship.
Basic Issues
"If the university is serious
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