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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


The complexities of modern the
technology have made it virtually its
impossible for any one educa- supp
tional institution to offer its stu- tion
dents a full range of facilities for nati
advanced studies and research in in o
specialized fields. amo
For this reason, the concept of inst
the joint cooperation program has A
become prevalent among colleges Will
and universities on a local as well the
as regional scale. Within the last istra
15 years, student and faculty ex- of i
changes and programs involving coml
joint use of technical equipment The
have been arranged by nearly links
every college in the nation. resp
Notable among these is the eight pian
year old Committee on Institu- yer
tional Cooperation (CIC), com- T
prised of member schools of the is c
Lit School
Courses To
Be Delayed
Finance anl Control
Hinder Contemporary
Affairs Proposal

Ten Conference and including
University of Chicago. Since
inception, with the financial
port of the Carnegie Founda-
, the committee has gained
onal attention f r its success
rganizing cooperative ventures
ong these 11 traditionally rival
dministrative Dean Robert L.
liams, CIC representative for
University and a top admin-
ative representative from each
the other 10 member schools
prise the formal committee.
se men act as communications
s with the faculties of their
ective institutions and meet to
their programs three times a;
he work of the CIC, however
continuous as the representa-

tives keep abreast of
ments which might best
dIed in cooperation, and


ing them whether it is , may take a semester of highly to the
t involved in a coopera- specialized courses not available studies.
re. at his own college. Or, a

Universty to continue his tural education and research-
and-development programs car-
fter beginning research, he ried on abroad by American uni-
nd he requires the use of versities through funds granted

be han-
keep in

touch with their school's facul-
ties, who are the basis of the pro-
One of the committee's most
important functions is the coordi-
nation of "regional utilization" of
facilities. Attempting to avoid
duplication of expensive equip-
ment, which is necessary but of-
ten of limited use,. CIC sponsors
the location of highly technical
equipment at one member in-
Allowing researchers from 11 in-
stitutions access to the equipment
of one in their work reduces
"downtime" and allows for more
efficient operation.
The remarkable degree of suc-

cess the CIC has found in culti-
vating cooperation is due in large
part to the so-called "seed grant.".
This is the granting of CIC money
for travel and lodging expenses to
promote meetings by inter-uni-
versity faculty groups to discuss
possible projects. Although such a
grant is small, it has often meant
the difference between success and
failure in getting a cooperative
program started.
Often, such a group agreed that
cooperative pursuit of a new field
or development which may re-
quire a large expenditure on fa-
cilities is feasible. In this case,
the group makes a report to the
11 representatives.
In turn, the committee members
call chairmen and specialists in
departments in that field in their

school ask
wise to ge
tive ventu

Informed that a certain pro- The program is expanding rap-
gram would be in the best interests idly and although it is designed
of the schools, the committee ap- primarily for doctoral candidates,
points a subcommittee to study! it is available at all levels, includ-

what degree of cooperation on the
project is feasible.
The subcommittee considers
fund requests to be presented to
granting organizations and adds
recommendations f r o m several
schools. Acting as an intermediary
agency, CIC recommendation is
quite effective in persuading don-
ors that funds are necessary.
More than 40 programs spon-I
sored by CIC are now under way.:
Of them ,the most widely pub-{
licized is the Traveling Scholar
Program through which a student

ing undergraduate with depart-;
mental approval.E
As an example of how this co- E
operation works, a student from1
the University wishing to do stud-t
les in biometerology (studies of
climate and its relation to human!
behavior) may find he has needt
for the special curriculum in psy-
chological climate studies avail-!
able at Ohio State University.
If accepted, he may register atI
the University, paying regular tui-r
tion. He may then attend OhioE
State for a semester and returnE

the specialized equipment avail-
able at the "Biotron," a specially
designed climate-control chamber
at the University of Wisconsin. As
a Traveling Scholar, he may plan
a research program employing the
Biotron and attend classes for a
semester at Wisconsin.
Increasingly, foundation and
government agencies are finding
the CIC a means of stimulating
significant projects in the national
Under a contract with the U.S.
Agency for International Develop-
ment, the CIC is currently involv-
ed in a study project aimed at an-
alyzing and evaluating agricul-

by AID.
The study is seeking to identify
the factors affecting the success
of university assisted activities
abroad and the way in which
these factors can best be used in
furthering the objectives of the
$50 million spent on the U.S. for-
eign assistance program.
For the future, the committee is
considering extension and enlarge-
ment of most of its programs.
With its success CIC is quickly
becoming the model of efficient'
joint cooperation between institu-
tions both on a regional and in-
ternational basis.


Law Grads

* ,
. a.

NWV WIKL To Receive
~'wNew Degree
414r Mthtoan BOB
Now Become Juris
Doctorates Instead of
tf' , , ItU T Bachelors of Law

Late World News
By The Associated Press

The proposal that the literary
college establish a number of
courses on contemporary affairs
has been delayed because of ".-.
a number of problems and the
vague nature of the proposal. .,"
Professor Daniel Fusfeld of the
economics department said.
Fusfeld proposed last March that
the literary college establish a ser-
ies of courses dealing with con-
temporary affairs. The proposal
was immediately given to the liter-
ary college's curriculum commit
tee which decided that it merited
the attention of the school's execu
tive committee, since the proposal
crossed into the areas of financing,
administration, and' othergareas
not under the curriculum group's
This referral came in late April,
giving the executive committee no
chance to act upon the idea be-
fore summer 'vacation. This, to-
gether with the fact that the
group has, in Fusfeld's words, ".
more important things to consider
resulted in an absence of any defi-
nite action on the proposal.
Despite delays, the contempor-
ary affairs course proposal is still
under consideration. Fusfeld said
Monday, " I have been planning
and still plan to get a group of
students together who worked with
me on the project last year andj
try to work out the problems the
plan presents.'
Among the problems the project'
presents, he stated, are where the
money to run the courses will come
from, how the faculty will be se-
lected, how to schedule these pro-
grams, and how to eliminate the
vagueness of the original pro-
The concept of the course would
be rather unusual in that it would
be both interdepartmental and
very loosely constructed, that is,
the course content would be de-
termined by the students and their
faculty member. Professor Fus-
feld cited a course on Poverty in
America as an example, "The
group could meet, decide to go out
and read on the subject for a few
weeks, reconvene, and elect what
course they would pursue. Assum-
ing the students would want to do
individual research, they could
study their respective topics, then
meet to report on and evaluate,
their work."

MASSACHUSETTS-Edward J. McCormack, nephew of the
speaker of the U.S. House and long a rival of the Kennedy clan
in Massachusetts, won the Democratic governship nomination in
the Bay State yesterday.
In another featured contest in 11-state primary balloting,
Gov. Karl F. Rolvaag won renomination in Minnesota by an
emphatic margin. He did this although the convention of his
Democratic-Farmer-Labor party had passed him by for endorse-
ment, in favor of Lt. Gov. A. M. Keith.
From Wisconsin, meanwhile, came returns showing. that Lt.
Gov. Patrick J. Lucey, a backer of the late John F. Kennedy from
away back, had captured the Democratic nomination for governor.
Republican Gov. Warren P. Knowles was unopposed for renomi-
The Massachusetts tallies put former Gov. Endicott Peabody,
Democrat, on the comeback trail. He defeated Boston Mayor
John F. Collins for a senatorial nomination.
Peabody will face Republican Atty. Gen. Edward W. Brooke
in November. Brooke was nominated by the GOP without oppo-
sition and if elected will be the first Negro. to sit in the U.S.
Senate in 85 years.
A STANDING ROOM CROWD of about 500 students filled
the Union Ballroom last night for the IFC mass rush meeting.
Donald Kaufman, IFC rush chairman, served as master of cere-
monies, and introduced the guest speaker, Mr. Wallace Weber
from the athletic department.
Richard Van House, '67, IFC president, detailed rushing
procedures to the freshmen. Van House also announced the set-
ting up of a rush counseling service to give the rushees non-
biased information on fraternities and rushing. He announced the'
addition of a new house, Pi Kappa Alpha, and an increase of 30
per cent in this semester's pledges.
* * *
TEACHING FELLOWS have been welcomed to their "unique
dual status" as both teachers and students by University Vice-
President Allan F. Smith.
In a letter addressed to all teaching fellows, Smith explained
some of the benefits, material and intellectual, going to the grad-
uate student who is also a part-time teacher. He noted that
"many, probably most, of the eminent scholars of the present
served universities as teaching fellows."
Among special benefits received by the teaching fellow are
in-state tuition rates for himself and his wife, if she is also a
student; eligibility for the staff group life insurance and hospital
insurance programs; faculty library privileges; and access to
free parking lots served by University commuter buses. Parking
privileges in on-campus lots and structures are available only to
teaching fellows living far from Ann Arbor or those with physical
handicaps, Smith's letter explains.
DEAN WILLIAM HABER of the literary college has been re-
appointed to the Federal Advisory Council -on Employment Se-
curity, by Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz.
Dean Haber, a professor of economics at the University, will
have served as a Council member for 20 years with this new

Graduates of the University's
Law School will rec, ;e the Juris
Doctor (J.D.) degree instead of
the Bachelor of Laws degree (L.L.
B.), Law School Dean Francis Al
len has announced.
The LL. B. degree has been
.awarded by the Law School since
its first graduating class in 1860.
At that time, the requirements
for admission were that the can-
didate be at least 18 years old,
and that he furnish "certificates
giving satisfactory evidence of
Sgoodmoral character."
To earn the degree the sLudent'
was required to be 21 years old.
to have pursued the full course of
two years in the deparnernt."
passed an approved examination,
and written "a dissertation not
less than 40 folios in length, onk
some legal subject selected by
Since then, there have been
many changes in the -requirements
for both admission and the L.L.B.
In addition, new degrees were
made available-both masters and
When the J.D. degree was first
awarded in 1909, it was to distin-
guish between the candidates for
the law degrees who were gradu-
ates of approved universities and
colleges and those who were nor.
Within a few years it was also
used as a mark of distinction for
the students who maintained su-
perior academic records.
Since 1962, 'this has meant that3
to receive the J.D. degree the stu;
dent .had to maintain an averagei
grade of B or better in all work
carried after entering the Law
With the J.D. for all students,
distinction for academic excellence7
will be denoted by the traditional
phrases "cum laude," "magna cum
laude" and "summa cum laude."'
The last will be awarded only in
ipdividual cases, on recommenda-
tion of the faculty. The degree
"magna cum laude" will be
awarded to those graduating atj
the end of the winter term in the
top five per cent of their class,
"cum laude" to those graduating in
the next 20 per cent of their class.
August and December gradu-
ates will receiev ethe same degree
and mark of distinction awarded
to those who had the same grade-
poiunt average at the end of thec
winter term.#

-Paul Josephson
PROF: REINHARD BENDIX, reknowned sociologist at the University of California at Berkeley, dis-
cussed last night some of the issues raised in Monday night's colloquium. The colloquium was the
first in a series of four on comparative studies in history. They are being presented in conjunction
with the establishment of a Masters Degree Program in comparative studies here.

Researchers Given


Rising Costs
Force Down
Service Cuts
Food Price Inflation
Preceded Austerity
Measures in Housing
A constricted labor market and
rising food costs have precipitated
austerity cutbacks in the Univer-
sity residence hall, system this
year, Residence Hall Business
Manager Chet Malanoski reported
Malanoski cited the inflationary
tendencies of the entire economy
as the source of the greatly in
creased food costs. Malanoski, who
succeeded current Associate Direc-
tor of Housing Leonard Schaadt
as business manager for the dor-
mitories this semester, pointed
out that the removal of certain
dormitory services is not unlike
similar belt-tightening being done
in institutions and households
across the nation.
A majoar chunk of the increased
food prices have been due to the
summer price hike of the Michigan
Milk Producers Association. Bolgos
Farms, a major local supplier, re-
ports that costs to the distributor
have risen eight cents per gallon
in the time period since the in-
crease. This same rise in costs,
directly transmitted to the retail
consumer, is being effected across
the whole state, as well as in many
other parts of the nation.
Concerning the labor situation,
Malanoski pointed out that an
across-the-board wage increase to
University employees was required
to keep up with private businesses
and, in turn, keep the current
clerical and manual staff on the
University payroll. He said furth-
er, the increases, inclulding a dor-
mitory student kitchen help raise
from $1.25 to $1.40 per hour,
forded the residence hall system
"to either raise prices or reduce
In following the latter course,
the' system has abolished Sunday
evening meals, employee bussing
of dishes and provision of table
Added on to these cutbacks was
the abolition of Associate Advis-
ors (House Mothers) in men's
houses. S. Daniel Rosemergy, di-
rector of Markley Hall, pointed
out, however, that the removal of
house mothers was not entirely
an efficiency measure. The deci-
sion was reached after much dis-
cussion about the actual advisa-
bility of the Associate Advisor's
role in the "home-away from-
home" environment.
Both Malanoski and Rosemergy
asserted that complaints from dor-
mitory residents have been rela-
tively sparse, except for those con-
cerning the exclusion of Sunday
evening meals.

By Conflict of. Interest Code

Special To The Daily
CARBONDALE, Ill.-A conflictI
of interest code for researchers
working on - federally-sponsored
projects, designed to ward off
governmental regulation, has been
adopted by the Southern Illinois
University Board of Trustees.
The code was drawn up jointly
by the American Association of
University Professors and the
American Council of Education in
December, 1964. The SIU Board
of Trustees, in adopting it, said it
"would help reduce the need for
detailed and onerous government
The document lists eight poten-
tial conflicts and stresses stand-'
ards and procedures to avoid or
forbid such practices.
The conflicts include:
--Orienting governmentally -
sponsored research to serve pri-
vate firms or interests of the re-
searcher without telling the uni-
versity or sponsoring agency;
-Purchasing major equipment,
or supplies from firms in which
the researcher has an itnerest
without disclosing the connection;
-Transmitting to a private firm
or using for personal gain the
products, results, materials or rec-
ords of a government-sponsored
--Using for personal gain "priv-
ileged information" such as knowl-
edge' of possible new sites for
government operations, new pro-
grams, and of the selection of
contractors or subcontractors;
-Negotiating or influencing the
negotiations of contracts relating
to the staff members research be-
tween the university and other
organizations the researcher main-
tainis an interest ;
-Accepting gifts or special fav-
ors from organizations with which
the university may do business or
extending gifts and favors to em-
ployes of the sponsoring agency
in any way that could be seen as
influencing the recipients;
-Misleading the univeristy and
- --i .nn nmnun-+ a _f in-

federal government about the ac-
conflicts and to make its staff
understand the nature of gov-
ernment-private research conflicts
'of interests, the code continues.
It should establish accounting
procedures to insure that the fed-
eral. money is properly spent. A
system insuring that the univer-
sity knows the potentially con-
flicting' outside interests of its re-
search staff should be developed,
the code adds.
The university should establish
standards on conflict of interest

tions it has taken to avoid these
and provide advice on them, the
code says.
"The above process of disclosure
and consultation is the obligation
assumed by the university when
it accepts government funds for
research. The process, must, of
course, be carried out in a manner
that does not infringe on the le-
gitimate freedom and flexibility
of action of the university and its
staff members that have tradi-
tionally characterized a univer-
sity," the code declares.

Housemother Study Group
Established at IHA Meeting


State Board To Receive Tentative
Master Plan for Higher Education


Inter-House Assembly Monday
night established a committee to
review and report on the present
action .being taken on "phasing
out" housemothers in men's resi-
dence halls. A resolution will be
presented at the next meeting,
Sept. 26.
The committee, headed by Russ
Jennings, '68, was set up after a
petition to retain housemothers
was presented by Ron Puma, '69.
As an exploratory group, the com-
mittee will also consider the sug-
gestion that faculty associates re-
place the-housemothers, as well as
discussing the rationale behind
the "phasing out" and alterna-
tives other than that of the facul-
ty advisors.
Otheir action at .the IHA meet-
ing included a motion for an ap-
propi'iation of $25 to help with
publicity costs of a speaker pro-
gram to be held in South Quad on
Sunday afternoons. Speakers will
include Congressman Westion Vi-
vian (D-Mich.) , .and gubernatorial
candidate Zolton Ferency.
From this came the suggestion
that IHA create a rotating speak-
'ers' program to reach all the resi-

Regents Add Discussion
Of Subpoena to Agenda

Also in the planning are a series
of evening workshops for house
officers to be held in early Octo-
ber, the establishment of an Ox-
ford Council, dinners in the resi-
dence halls'with President Hatcher
for executive officers, service pro-
jects in Ann Arbor, and continu-
ation of the brother-sister . pro-
gram now including Palmer and
Allen Rumsey houses.

By LAURENCE MEDOW forts at coordinating higher edu-
f the cation; the- proper relationship
Tentative' provisions for te between the state board and the
State Master Plan for Higher Ed- Legislature and the distinctive
ucation will be presented to the roles to be played by the three
State Board of Education after a major state universities, smaller
meeting with university presidents state institutions, private schools
next week, Harold T. Smith, profi- and community and technical col-
ect director for development of the leges in expanding Michigan's ed-
plan, said recently. ucational facilities.
Discussed by educators for al- The final form of the plan will

After his meeting with univer- The citizens comrnittee will pro-
sity presidents next week Smith vide representation for business
plans to meet with the communi- and professional interests. Eco-
ty college board of 'directors. He nomic and professional groups will
has already met with community be asked to nominate members for
college administrators, the committee.
Smith expects the procedure for Each of these advisory groups
providing faculty representation will, at any point in the develop-
for discussion of the plan to be ment of the plan, be free to sug-
ironed out at the meeting with the gest any changes or revisions in
';iversity neszidents. :the nlan Smith emnhasized The

The University Regents may
discuss the University's handling
of a subpoena from the House
Un-American Activities Commit-;
tee at their regular monthly
meeting Friday.
Membership lists of three cam-
pus political organizations were
submitted to the committee after
a week of consideration by top
University ofiicals of possible al-
ternative actions.
There have hen indicntions

Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Allan Smith were - the prin-
cipal participants in the discus-
sions which preceded the decision
to submit'the membership lists.
In the aftermath' of the inci-
dent Student Government Council
voted to abolish the requirement
that student organizations file a
membership list with the Office of
Student Affairs in order to gain
official University recognition. Di-
rector of Student Organizations J.
uncan Sells indicated the OSA




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