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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXVI, No. 12










University - Will



The Free University experiment
in Ann Arbor may be coming
to an end.
Established last winter, the Free
University of Ann Arbor was de-
signed to offer interested students
an informal educational experi-
ence where small group discus-
sions and personal contact was
the rule rather than the excep-
tion. Like similar groups at sev-
eral other campuses, it was com-
pletely separate from the main
But, though approximately 300
students registered for its pro
gram last term, there are as yet
no specific plans to re-establish
the Free University this fall.
Many of the school's organizers

have other commitments this year
which prevent them from spend-
ing a significant amount of time
working on the Free University.
However, there is still a chance
that something will materialize.
Prof. William Livant of tre osy
chology department, who was in
Poland when the Free University
was first formed, has expressed in-
terest in the idea and organiza-
tion. He has called a meeting ten-
tatively scheduled for early next
week for people interested in re-
juvenating the Free University.
Where to hold classes was also
an important question last semes-
ter and will have to be considered
this year.
There was some effort made last
year to obtain facilities where

classes could be held and a gen-
eral headquarters established but
none was secured. The meeting
locations were decided upon by
the individual groups. Some of
the classes met in co-ops, some in
individual homes.
No attempt was made last year
to contact the University. for fa-
cilities. The reasons for this were:
first, more informal settings than
the traditional classroom were de-
sired; second, since the Free Uni-
versity was a counter movement
to the University, it wished to es-
tablish itself without University
Funding was another problem.
A tuition of five dollars was ask-
ed of those who could pay it. The
policy on tuition as stated in the

prospectus was, "If some find it
impossible to pay this fee, it will
be waived," If tuition wasn't paid,
where was the needed money to
come from?
Another hope which the Free
University had when it originated
was to establish interaction be-
tween the different groups so that
they could also learn from each
other. Very little inter-contact was
ever established. Activities as a
larger group were non-existent.
Participation in the Free Uni-
versity was entirely voluntary.
There was no system of grading
established and no credit of any
type given. None of the teachers
kept any records on the individ-
ual students.
Data concerning the first se-

mester of the Free University, its
weaknesses, strengths, participa-
tion, and satisfaction of goals was
never collected. There is no record
of how many students continued
to the end of the courses and how
many courses themselves ran to
The statement regarding cur-
riculum in the original is vague.
It states, "some of the courses de-
scribed will perhaps prove dead-
ends, and those will be discontin-
ued by common consent." How-
ever, there is no way of knowing
how the students liked the courses,
what changes were made, which
areas were dropped, and which
ones were retained as originally
conceived. '

Many of these problems are
ones of administration, many of
pre-organization, Neither of these
has been worked on this year. One
of the main questions concerning
the future of the Free University
is, can an effective administra-
tion, the type of administration
the Free University needs, emerge
from the group expressing inter-
est now, or any other group on
Courses at the Free University
were offered in 18 different areas.
Modern political economy, con-
temporary music, historical theo-
ry, and poetry were just a few of
the subjects covered. People who
wished to teach a course volun-
teered and wrote short course

nrospectus. There was no selec-
tivity concerning teachers.
Another important question
which will determine the Free Uni-
versity's future is, are there
enough people interested this year
and informed about pertinent sub-
jects who will take the responsi-
bility for organizing a reading list,
composing some basic questions
and leading study in a given area?
The Free University idea orig-
inated on the Berkeley campus
when a few students met together
during a student strike to hold in-
formal classes. Free Universities
now exist in Chicago, Philadel-
phia, Los Angeles, New York and
Boulder, Colo. Universities of this
type are also being planned for
other parts of the country.


'U' Ma Buy
Office of Housing,
Greeks Negotiating
' Sale and Transfer j
Informal negotiations are cur-
rently being held between the
newly created office of Univer-
sity Housing and four undergradu-
ate fraternities concerning the
prospects of the University assum-
ing ownership of each fraternity's
The University's acquisition of
fraternity houses, sanctioned last
January when the Regents ap-
proved plans for the University
taking ownership of the Nu Sig-
ma Nu medical fraternity house.
is a move intended to make it
easier for fraternities raising
money to improve or renovate
their physical plants.
Under this program, deed to the
ownership of a fraternity house is
presented by the fraternity cor-
poration, to the University as a
gift. Thus subsequent money do-
nated to the fraternity for build-
ing projects is non-taxable, since
the gifts actually go first to the
University to be put in a special
fund for the fraternity.
Thus, under the plan where the
University owns the house, dona-
tions to a fraternity for building
projects can be deducted from in-
come as a charitable gift, dona-
tions to the University being tax
University ownership of houses
will not be "merely a tax dodge"
according to John Feldkamp, di-
rector of University Housing.


MSU Asks

Lipp irii~3tt t t t Board for


Late World News,
By The Associated Press
GEORGIA-ELLIS G. ARNALL, a liberal former governor,
grabbed the lead last night in the Democratic race for governor.
In the November elections he will face Rep. Howard H. Callaway,
Georgia's first Republican contender for governor in history.
Arnall led from the start in a battle with five other Demo-
crats, who jockeyed around for a runoff spot Sept. 28. With three
strong candidates bunched behind Arnall, it was unclear whether
the second runoff man would be James H. Gray; Lester G. Mad-
dox, whose battles for segregation won national attention; or
State Sen. Jimmy Carter, a racial moderate.
WASHINGTON-A U.S. DISTRICT Court jury made up of
nine whites and three Negroes convicted Robert M. Shelton, Im-
perial Wizard of the United Klans of America, of contempt of
Congress for refusing to produce Klan records for the House
Committee on Un-American Activities.
Shelton and his attorney, Lester V. Chalmers, said immed-
iately that they would appeal. "I'll take it to the top," Shelton
told newsmen.
yesterday to fight a federal court ruling opening the doors of the
previously all-white institution to Negroes, the Associated Press
Girard College is a Philadelphia school for elementary and
secondary. school students founded under the will of Stephen
Girard, Revolutionary War era merchant. Girard stipulated in
his will that the school was for "poor, white, male orphans."
The latest in a series of attacks by civil rights organizationsr
and individuals on the all-white policy resulted in a decision last
Sept. 2 that the school comes under provisions of the State Public
Accommodations Act of 1939, which provides that no one may be
barred from public institutions or accommodations by reason
of race.

Trustees Point Out
Need for Extended
State Legal Education
Citill- an Unmet nep for w-
jimnS atf'g ardi of dirnldiran to
9.- tule th- pctP1-iz hment of a
A 0e-'rPntin't law- s' hol at
Tfirl said MSUT h'Ts a'eeyr v he-
njn nrplirninary plannino for a
jIv s-hool.
Th n1rolnosal for an MTT, W
s'heol first came un befor the
tatp last snrinz when a stake
)-oislator nonosed the annronrn'-
tion of money to start such a
college. The nronosal failed.
Authorize Request
MSTT trustees then authori:-d
John Hannah. MSU president, to
make a formal application to the
state board-the state's coordin
ating agency for higher education.
One trustee. Clair White of Bay
City. said he hopes the school wfill
be able to focus on the trainin
of lawers in specialized public
service areas, such as local school
The law school pronosal has
been closely linked with MSU si
College of Human Medicine. li-hich
is enrolling its first students this
fall. Both have long been favored
by the college's administration.
Medical School
The College of Human Medicine
is presently a two year institution.
but last summer the MSU trustees

Cutler Gets
Final Plans
For Boards
Advisory Committees
To Vice-Presidents
Proposed by Students
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs Richard Cutler received yes-
terday a formal proposal for
establishment of student. advisory
boards to key University adminis-
Developed in part during a ser-
ies of meetings between Cutler and
students last summer, the plan
was presented by its co-sponsors,
Student Government Council Pres-
ident Edward Robinson, '67, SGC
umber of recommendations con- memb?r Neil Hollenshead, '67, and
aw County traffic fatalities over Mamb reeHmanse,',n
condition he is illustrating above. Marvin Freedman, '67.
Cutler will now review and re-
write the. students' version and
then send the proposal to the Uni-
,, u Lversity's other administrative offi-
cers for further study.
The proposal as it now stands
calls for immediate establishment
rita if of advisory committees to the
president, the executive vice-presi-
dent, and the vice-presidents for
tire." He also thinks students academic affairs, student affairs
should have more than the normal and business and finance.
"six hours" behind the wheel Selection Process
driver training experience. According to the plan, a five-
In addition to legislation on the eight man committee will be se
vehicle and the driver (such as lected to advise each vice-pres-
motor vehicle inspection laws and ident. Any student will be eligi-
tougher penalties for drunken ble to serve on one of the cote-
driving), Huelke advocates legis- mittees; selection will be through
lating safer highways. a petitioning process conducted
'Death Valley' by a combined committee of Stu-
During the four year stud 40 dent Government Council and

Prof. Donald F. Iluelke of the anatomy department has made a n
cerning auto safety. Huelke, who has conducted a study of Washten,
the past four years, is concerned with putting an end to the type of c
Says'67 CrF
Won'tReduce Ii

New safety features on 1967 cars
will avert virtually no traffic
fatalities, says a University pro-
fessor who has devoted the past
four years to investigating 177
fatalities in Washtenaw County.
"Excepting the collapsible steer-

accidents between Oct. 31, 1961
and Nov. 1, 1965.
Greatest Advance
Huelke calls the collapsible
steeringcolumn being installed in
all 1967 models "the greatest
safety advance since the seat belt,"
but added that he is unable to
determine how many of the 177
fatalities could have been avert-

propsoed that the state board au- ing column, new safety equipment ed with the device. He suggests,
thorize expansion of the sch' on the 1967 cas would have saved however ,-hat some of the 9 vic- I



Ll Ui1119 Ll1C lUtll YCdl Niltltiv Iit/ {

+. O YEPOR DAI L E L- h JIt J. yesterday that uYy
Feldkamp is emphatic in claim- 800 girls remain in rush at the start of the third set. Twelve-hun- program to a full four years. This only a few of the 177 victims," tims who died after striking the people died on an eight mile
ing the University will own houses d- plan is still awaiting board act on. column might have lived had the stretch of I-94 between Romulu
i fact as well as theory, and to .PHState board members could notcnew device been installed. and Ann Arbor Huelke calls
assure that the following steps will registered for rush at the beginning of the fall, but roughly 400 be reached for comment on the anatomy department. "tya ey."
be taken under the program: have since dropped out. The rushees must complete five rush sets MSU law school proposal last In a final report on his four year Houclais "hervativeai its He criticizes the narrow 30 fool
-the University will lease before bids are given out. night. The board is presently in investigation delivered to an an- estimate that 5,000vlive cod be median and the use of pine pillars
houses to the fraternity on a the process of developing a master atomy seminar yesterday, Huelke se to guard the roadway at steep
short-term basis, for periods of 5 IFC PASSED A RESOLUTION LAST NIGHT liberalizing the plan for post-secondary education said, "All of the padding and re- saved wver yeabelts. ar t at embankments,
years or less; hours for upperclass women in the communal areas of the fra- in Michigan. The plan, which will cessed knobs installed in the 1967 least 15,000 could be saved; any- Twenty fatalities were produced
-charges to members living in ternities. Previously restricted to the hours of freshman-sopho- probably be ready early next year, cars will be a help in minimizing one who doesn't wear a seat belt by cars that, crossed over the med-
the house will be comparable to more curfew, junior and senior women will now be allowed i is intended to provide guidelines non-fatal' accidents. But in the is a fool," says Huelke. About ,ian. He says that a "car going five
those charged by other fraterni- the communal areas at any time. for decisions on expansion of fatal accidents we are dealing 50,000 people died in American to ten miles an hour can break
ties; higher education, such as the pro- with tremendous impacts, which through the pillars." In one fata
The fraternity's non-communal areas will be open to all posed MSU law school can not be avoided by simply mov-traffic last year.
the University is final, never re - women on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. until women's Student Wages ing back the instrument panel." Huelke's Washtenaw County the pillars.
veting back to the fraternity un- closing hours. It was emphasized that these regulations are only I H associate Dr. study shows that 40 per cent of Huelke wants metal guard rails
e the fraternity n- minimum standards set by the IFC, and the individual fra- In other action at yesterdays Huelke and his at D the 177 victims would have lived at the site. As a result of these
terniiesae freettefurhertighenpheseruleoastheydee meeting, the MSU trustee$ raised Paul Gikas of the pathology de- if they wore seat belts. Another 13 findings the state highway depart
purchases it at a competitive ternities are free to further tighten these rules as they deem the minimum wage for student partment made a detailed study e wo a b n h a t i t
market price. necessary. workers from $1.25 to $1.40. into 139 fatal Washtenaw County per cent would have hlved . by ment has agreed to improve the
_ .. wearing belts and shoulder bar- highway in 1967, two years ahea
ness. In 10 per cent of the cases of schedule,
IM PROVED EFFICIENCY: there was no indication of the ef- The owner of 1966 Ford with
fectiveness of belts, while the re- "six seat belts and every safet
maiming 37 per cent would have option offered," Huelke notes thai
died even with belts. Dutch Elm disease has been ay
'U' To Use Computers for Central Data File sa oeuepce se otafcsft
"The 37 per cent should have forces of late.
just stayed home that day," says . One Washtenaw County traffic
Huelke. victim Huelke studied died when
By MICHAEL HEFFER fice, but it may be a long time ment over the old tapes. Wasson and Richard L. Cutler of the Of- massive file to be compiled in the He also suggests that the Volks- his car struck a tree on a rura
The University is acquiring two before other offices find out. With explained that when the informa- fice of Student Affairs. first place? wagen as something of a "metal iroad. Huelke asked county offi
of the latest model IBM computers the master file, the office which tion is on tape, the entire tape Under this committee are two These are, at the moment, un- coffin." fus claiming they cold afr
as a first step toward the estab- first received the change in in- must be played to reach informa- other groups studying the speci- der study. fused, claiming they couldnt af
lishment of an "integrated central formation will forward it to the tion in a certain section. The fics of two proposed files, one on Zimmerman sees the master file "There would be nothing wrong ford it.
file" of information to end dupli- computer, which would therefore disc system, however, is like a students and one on faculty. Zim- system as doing away with a num- with a Volkswagen if everyone About a year later the tree con
cation and to speed up and ex- be up to date. jukebox, allowing for direct access merman said there are "several ber of repetitious paper files that drove one. But when I see Cadil- tracted Dutch Elm disease and i
pand information retrieval. Other problems that could use to the desired information. hundred" categories in which in- are repeated in many depart- dre a bigChevrolets,eI'd pefer to w rsut 5,000 t healthazardou
What University administrators master files are those of space Administrators also hope to have formation might be stored about ments. It will lower the volume of spAots in Michigan have been re
and computer experts hope to de- needs, budgeting and planning. terminals to the computer stored about a student. The committee paper work, he feels. Huelke also says that, A Volks- mots in Micase be ted
velop is a central file of informa- Zimmerman says. For example, in several of the offices that w is trying to decide which are "ap- It will allow for the pro'ision wagen can turn over on its own movedsalately Huelke
tion that is presently stored, with the OAA is currently working on a be using the information on master propriate," realizing, said Zim- more up to date information, accord if you jam the wheels too sese,"H
varying degrees of up-to-dateness. study of space needs, work that files. merman, that not everything can more quickly, and the information hard." Huelke does consultant-
in dozens of administrative offices. requires information from all Ibe stored. will be more complete, he said. work for American auto makers. As
By gathering central files, ad- i areas of the University. For example, the OAA and the Zimmerman said it will be sev- Zimmermann added that some- Huelke says that in at least
miistrators will be able to go di- . . the payroll office might have ter- eral months before such a list of times information is not sought half of the accidents the driver
Theinivesitystmater will mbelsableiltoi tgofodi -I
rectly to the computer-which will The Unversity's master file minals, possibly information to be stored is fin- for because of the time and ener- had been drinking. He suggests
be given the latest changes in plans center around, the acqi- typewriter-like equipment, right n ished. Wasson predicted that in gy involved in researching some- that one way to avert the problem
ofio se r h ng f rafeatm n ht wI3 0s o e numb ers, Iand '40. i d fir ,e c nactligth te c m i n w ud ei h pter" or mk it e se ofn h t i - r g lto s a a n t b r n t e Shl r h p
information immediately-instead sition of two new computers. IBM their offices, enabling them to be about a year some of the informa- thing. This system, he feels, will locally might be to rescind zoning
of searching for a department that36',md nmes3an4.indrtcnacwthhecm tion would be in the computer, "for make it easier to find that in- regulations against bars in the
has the information, and wonder- These have capabilities that pres- puters. inquire only." He added that it formation. central campus area. LANSING (A')-The State De
ing if it is correct. ent University computers lack. Zimmerman said the OAA is not may be three to five years before Zimmerman said he did not Bars Too Far partment of Education said yes
The development of these files Harry Wasson, manager of sys- sure yet about exactly what kinds all the files are set up and being know how much money it will h dt terday it received 2,538 applica

Graduate Student Council.
S The SGC-GSC committee will
recommend a slate of students to
fill the committee positions which
tmust then be approved by ma-
jorities of SGC and GSC. If
the councils reject the slates, they
will be sent back to the combined
committee for re-evaluations and
The presidential advisory board
will include the presidents of SGC
1 and GSC, and the chairmen of the
vice-presidential advisory boards.
Regular Meetings
The plan calls for regular bi-
weekly meetings of the commit-
tees with the vice-presidents. After
each meeting the chairmen will
submit a report to the chairman
of the ;presidential advisory board
1to keep him informed of, the pro-
ceedings of all the committees.
The proposal sets up a snecial
procedure - for handling privileged
yinformation. All privileged infor-
mation will be relayed by the com-
mittees to the executive commit-
tees of SGC and GSC. which will
decide whether to release it to
Council members. If it is released,
the information will be disclosed
All open information will be given
in closed sessions of SGC and GSC.
t directly to Council members.
1 .Robinson said last night that
s Cutler was in""general agreement"
- "things look good for the estab-
with the plan and that he thinks
lishment of the proposal."
Freedman and Hollenshead said
( they were "extremely pleased with
development of the whole pro-
posal" and at this point were "ex-
tremely optimistic about the pos-
sibilities for complete success."
Freedman and Hollenshead first
- submitted the proposal at a meet-
- ing of students and University ad-
- ministrative officials last spring.

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