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VOL. LXXVI, No. 13 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1966 SEVEN CENTS

EIGHT PAGES

EDUCOM

Linking

the

Country's

Universities

By DAVID KNOKE
Would you like to attend a
lecture, viewed by" 10,000 students,
given by a professor with a na-
tional reputation, in the comfort
of a small classroom? Or directly
search the catalog of a library
2000 miles away for a bibliography
of hard-to-get books?
Dreams such as these may be-
come tomorrow's educational reali-
ties and the credit will be largely
due to the initial endeavors of a
University-based organization call-
ed the Interuniversity Communi-
cations Council, or EDUCOM for
short.
EDUCOM is a non-proft organ-
ization promoting the use of sev-
eral comunications media .among
the nation's universities.
It was created in response to
what one of its founders, Prof.
James G. Miller, director of the
Mental Health Research Institute,

calls "the Second Industrial Revo-
lution-the revolution in informa-
tion."
"A number of forms of elec-
tronic 'hardware'-computers, light
pens, graphic displays-and 'soft-
ware' - computer programs - are
now available and applicable to
university functions," said Miller.
"Each of them, however, needs to
be evaluated carefully as to effec-
tiveness and costs in human time
and money in comparison with
more traditional methods."
One advantage of EDUCOM's
emphasis on computer networks is
that several universities may share
time and costs of operations they
might not be able to afford sepa-
rately.
"However, we wouldn't want the
students and faculty to get the
idea that these innovations would
replace the teacher and exploit
the student," cautions Miller. "I

strongly feel the opposite is true.
Much of the time spent at rote
teaching can be taken up by the
machines, leaving student and
orofessor with more time for
meaningful interaction."
The idea for a technical facili-
ties network for the health
sciences grew out of a 1964 con-
ference of the Association of
American Medical Colleges. Miller.
Medical School Dean William
Hubbard and Associate Dean Al-
exander Barry originally incor-
porated the organization. They re-
signed as incorporators when most
of the presidents of the eight char-
ter universities expressed the de-
sire for the institutions to become
direct members and to expand the
program to cover all professions
and disciplines.
"During our first year, member-
ship shot up from 8 to 42 univer-
sities with 150 campuses and a

third of all university students,"
said Miller, "and it should go up
again at next month's council
meeting. Membership is open to
any university or college in the
U.S., Canada or Mexico, although
no colleges have applied as yet."
EDUCOM is largely supported
by a five-year $750,000 grant from
the Kellogg Corp. of Battle Creek.
Member institutions pay $250 an-
nual dues and appoint a repre-
sentative to EDUCOM.
An organizational change re-
cently occurred which should en-
able EDUCOM to greatly increase
its membership and accelerate
work on its many pressing prob-
lems.
Edison Montgomery, vice chan-
cellor for planning and general
affairs at the University of Pitts-
burgh, was elected president dur-
ing the summer and he will take
over the administrative duties that
Miller held as executive director.

Miller will act as principle scient-
ist in charge of technical affairs
such as research and development
of i in p r o v e d communications
media.
The selection of a permanent
location for the organization will
probably be made within a month.
The University has offered to con-
tinue as host: the universities of
California, Pittsburgh, New York
and Duke are also bidding for
selection. With a full-time staff
and offices, EDUCOM will attempt
to contact more universities and
colleges about joining.
Planning for a prototype com-
puter network linking several cam-,
puses across the country has al-
ready begun. Miller indicates that
a request to the federal govern-
ment for the necessary develop-
ment money will shortly be made.
"Task forces, of which there are
five, are inter-university technical

committees ,located on the cam-
puses where their chairmen are,"
explained Miller. The task forces
do research on basic problems
which the communications net-
work will face, such as continuing
education after leatng the uni-
versity, clinical applications of
medical information storage and
retrieval, and copyright laws.
Prof. Arthur Miller of. the Uni-
versity Law School is co-chairman
of the copyright task force with
Prof. Benjamin Kaplan of Har-
vard.
"The immediate aim of the
copyright task force is investiga-
tion of the proposed revision of
U.S. copyright laws which is now
before the Congress," said Miller.
The bill in its current stage pro-
vides for a sweeping revision of the
55-year old , laws and would be
very protective of authors' and
publishers' rights.
"The bill is rather insensitive

Jo the new technology of image
reproduction by electronic means.
It may actually act as a restrain-
ing device on computer use for in-
formation transmittal if passed in
its present form," said Miller.
"A new bill will be introduced
soon and we have every reason to
believe it may be more charitable
to electronic reproduction."
The University Computer Policy
Committee combined with an
"Intercom" committee, for EDU-
COM affairs a few weeks ago.
Committee chairman Prof. Nor-
man Scott, associate dean of the
engineering c o 11 e g e, comments,
"The computer policy committee
studies such aspects as diffuse
and concentrated computer termi-
nals, location of computers on the
campus for easy access and var-
ious other responses the Univer-
sity should make to fit into
EDUCOM's networks.

U.S. To Fight
Admission of
China to UN'

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Administration Asks
U Thant To Continue
To Preside over UN ;
WASHINGTON (Al) - After re-
viewing its China policy, the
Johnson administration has de-
cided once again to oppose an ex-
pected move in the United Nations.
to seat the Red Chinese.
In reporting this yesterday, U.S.
officials also said America will join
in backstage efforts to persuade
U Thant to take another term as
U.N. secretary-general.
The interpretation h e r e of
Thant's announcement that he '
will not offer himself for a second
five-year term is that he can still
be drafted.
Sd eBig Problems
The U.S. officials listed the sec-
retary-generalship, indirect con-
sideration of the Viet Nam war,
and African issues as the three
biggest items in store for U.N.
General Assembly as it opens its
annual fall session next Tuesday.
The China issue is expected to
be a secondary matter compared
with the attention likely to be
focused on several other items, but
the Johnson administration has
been paying close attention to
what might happen if the peren-j
nial subject is raised once more.
The U.S. officials said it appears
that the same group of countries
which last year sponsored what is
known as the Albanian proposal
will come up with it again this
fall. Under this proposal, Red
China would be admitted to the
United Nations in place of Na-
tionalist China.
Close Vote
The vote last year on the Al-
banian proposal was 47-47.. From
their preliminary head count, the
U.S. officials anticipated that the
comparable vote in this fall's.
General Assembly session would'
a be at least as strong against giv-.
ing Peking a seat at Formosa's
expense. Passage of the Albanian
resolution would require a two-
thirds majority.
The Washington authorities do,
not anticipate a two-China pro-
posal will be put forward-calling
for U.N. membership for both
Communist and Nationalist China.
The U.S. officials said that the
United States will oppose Com-
munist Chinese entry on the
grounds that Washington cannot
abandon Nationalist China and!
that Red China has shown an ag-
gressive militancy which should
not be rewarded by a U.N. seat at
this time.

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LANSING (GP)-CIVIL RIGHTS leader Whitney M. Young
yesterday urged Michigan business leaders to hire more Negroes
and to support "responsible Negro leadership."
Young, executive director of the National Urban League, told
members of the State Chamber of Commerce: "Our problem is
not good will or ill will but no will. If responsible people do not
lead, irresponsible people will. Thus we have our Black Muslims
and you have your John Birchers and Klans and these Nazi
groups."
THE GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL last night adopted
a resolution asking for a Michigan Higher Education Assistance
Corporation designed to improve the financial ability of high
school graduates to obtain an advanced degree.
The Council also asked for a comprehensive Blue Cross-
Blue Shield program which would enable students to cancel indi-
vidual policies.
DR. RONALD LIPPITT, program director for the Center for
Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge, has been
appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Child
Health and Human Development Council by the Surgeon General
of the Public Health Service.
* * * *
GOV. GEORGE ROMNEY said yesterday he was confident
that "barring considerations other than those directly related to
the project itself," Michigan will get a proposed $1 billion atom
smasher currently sought by six areas throughout the nation.
"We've put the full force of our state behind the effort to gain
approval of the Northfield Township site, north of Ann Arbor."
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY officials yesterday
estimated that fall enrollment there would hit a record 13,000,
an increase of more than 25 per cent over last fall, when 10,187
students were enrolled. While EMU's budget for the 1966-67 year
is based on an enrollment of 12,000 students, Dean of Admissions
and Financial Aid Ralph F. Gilden said Eastern has a policy of
accepting, as far as possible, all qualified Michigan high school
graduates who apply.
BEGINNING ACT. 3, THE University Extension Service will
offer the Six Evenings With the Professors lecture series with
topics ranging from African race relations to human organ trans-.
plantation. Each of Michigan's three major universities, Wayne,
Michigan, and Michigan State, contribute two professors for the
six wegk series.
"OUR MICHIGAN," WRITTEN by prominent University
alumni describing life at the University since 1893, is the first of
three books prepared in honor of the University's 150th anni-
versary in 1967.
Edited by Erich A. Walters, "Our Michigan" reveals what the
University has meant to 39 former students who have made
their marks in science, government, literature and business.
Contributors include John Ciardi, poetry editor of the Satur-
day Review, Lt. Cols. James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White,
Arthur Miller, and Richard L. Tobin, managing editor of the
Saturday Review.

Police Deny
Reports of
Crime Wave
Officials Call Rumor
Of .Campus Violence
Greatly Exaggerated
By NEAL BRUSS
Contrary to reports circulating
the campus, local police and Uni-
versity officials deny that a crime-
wave is sweeping Ann Arbor and'
the campus area.
Sgt. Donald Carnahan, dispatch
officer for the Ann Arbor police
says "there is no real problem
here.
"There may be an increase in
the number of crimes this year
over last year, but that's true in
all major cities."
Carnahan used the city's strong-
arm robbery total as an index of
violence in the city. He said that
in the month since students be-
gan returning to the University
for fall semester, there were five
such robberies, not an unusually
high iumber.
Carnahan also says general
crime throughout the city has
been scattered and the campus
area has not had an unusually,
high crime rate.
Reports of violence appear to

Urge, Result
Deter mine 4
'U' Policy
Referendum Outcome
Not To Be Binding
On Administration
By STEVE SHAVELL
Student Government Council
last night voted unanimouslyto
hold a two-part, all-campus ref-
erendum on the draft, specifical-
'ly the extent to which the Uni-
versity should cooperate with Se-
lective Service in its demands for
class ranking. The survey will also
sample overall student reaction to
conscription.
Council wants results of the
election to be binding on the ad-
ministration, but the administra-
tion is under no institutional ob-
ligation to accept any rendered
decisions.
SGC decided to hold a referen-
dum, convinced that "compilation
of class ranks by the University
directly affect the educational
process and that a survey of cam-
pus opinion on the general draft
question would be welcomed na-
tionally."
Education
An extensive, balanced campaign
to give the students "education in
the broadest sense of the word"

-Daily-Jim Hassberger
ARJAY MILL ER president of the Ford Motor Co., delivered the first McInally lecture yesterday,
emphasizing a closer co-operation between industry and universities in solving common problems.
'Help Society Be Flexbe

have developed out of several in- ~ on the draft issue will precede
cidents early this month. the referendum, which will be held
A freshman from Detroit said®? simultaneously with regular fall
he was beaten near the Law Quad V r E U TI SGC elections Nov. 16.
on a Saturday night and reported 7The first part of the referen-
having his "face kicked in." He dum will ask the student whether
said police told him he was the he agrees that the University
eighth citizen in five weeks to By NEIL SHISTER porate management is responsible creased societal function, Miller, should cooperate with Selective
report an assault. Arjay Miller, president of Ford solely to the shareholders must told of plans for the ,production Service and comply to its de-
Another student was beaten on Motor Co., said here yesterday that be enlarged. Under current condi- of battery-operated automobiles mands.
the steps of the Union when he preventing "individual obsoles- tions, management cannot effec- which will not pollute the air. The second part will sound out
was mistaken for a member of a cence" is the critical p}oblem con- tively discharge its long-run re- Ford's Steps campus reaction to various alter-
gang by rival gang members. fronting American education to- sponsibilities to shareholders un- He also outlined steps Ford has' natives to the present system of
William Steude, director of ! day. less it also behaves responsibly taken to co-operate with the anti- conscription. For example, the stu-
community relations for the Uni- "Schools must turn out people toward employes, customers, gov- inflationary policies of the gov- dent might be asked to choose
versity, does not know of any inci- able to stay ahead of the acceler- ernment, education and the public ernment, institute a Job Corps between a universal draft, a sys-
dents near the University Law ating pace of change in business at large," emphasized Miller. Training Center and provide for tem of draft by lottery at 18, or
school or the Island Dr. residential and other aspects of life." As an example of how Ford the removal of old cars from road- a system with no conscription and
area, where other outbreaks were Delivering the first McInally Motor Co. is performing an in- side junkyards. a voluntary base.
reported to have occurred. Lecture, a series named after the - --- --------Choice
-_ "- - late William K. McInally, business- | He would then be asked to choose
man and University Regent, Miller t B oard R eacts Calm l among suggested ways of fulfill-
devoted his speech to emphasizing L FI ing his own service obligations.
the critical need for individual Students alone should make de-
flexibility in today's world. cisions which solely affect stu-
i A o n ey"Difficulties in the world stem ToSU Law School Plandents, said Robinson, defending
from the uneven pace of change. his proposal that results of the
Our values, our institutions, and referendum be binding on the ad-

CONTROVERSY ENDS:
Legal Aid Cinic Gets -Feder
By MICHAEL DOVER community to be served, in this University students. however.
The Washtenaw County Legal case representatives of the poor. will be eligible for assistance if
Aid Clinic ,after a year of contro- Criteria for Eligibility they have a resident status.
versy, has been appropriated $96,- James Hiller, president of the The allocation of the federal
000 by the federal Council of Eco- board, explained those eligible money will enable the clinic to hire
nomic Organizations to continue, for aid may not earn more than two full-time lawyers to supervise
with the help of University law $200 per month for one dependent the students and handle the diffi-
students, legal aid for those un- to $480 per month for those with cult cases ,to open an office in
able to pay counsel. 10 dependents. Ypsilanti to supplement their pres-
The controversy was over alleg- Prof. White said a Michigan Su- ent one in Ann Arbor, and to ac-
ed under-representation of the in- preme Court decree requires the quire secretarial help.
digent population on the Board of state to supply a public defender, Purely Volunteer
Trustees of the clinic. The CEO when financially necessary, to all
* did not allocate funds to the clin- defendants in priminal case an. Before the CEO appropriated

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though a clinic lawyer m
present at all times
Allowed To Plead Case
"The law students are mor
lay advisors," he said, "b
lay advisors cannot plead<
before the court. But the st
are allowed only to repre
client of the clinic to the
which the presiding judge a]
He explained that the st
were given this privilegeb
U.S. Supreme Court in a
i mandate Mnt of the ind

ust be our ways of thinking about man
and society are constantly chal-
e lenged by the rapid- advance in
e than scientific knowledge and techno-
because logical achievement."
a case Cultural 'Catch-Up'
udents EurWe are gaining mastery over
sent a our environment faster than we
extent are learning how to harness that
[lows." mastery to human purposes-and
udents we haven't really decided what
by the ;purposes we want to serve."
recent Thus, Miller concluded, it is the
aes in function of universities and indus-

By LAWRENCE MEDOW lishing a fifth one must also be
Thomas Brennan, president of investigated.
the State Board of Education last Brennan said he didn't feel any
night expressed' surprise that the rush in establishing a new law
propsal of a law school at Michi- school or expanding existing fa-
gan State University had come up cilities. The proposal for an MSU,
so soon. law school was originally pushed
Brennan joined Board "member by legislators last spring and wasj
Edwin Novak in predicting that opposed by the Board then, Bren-
the application authorized Wed- nan said.
nesday by the MSU Board of The law school has been close-
Trustees would "calmly" be re- ly linked to MSU's College of Hu-
ferred to a committee within the man Medicine, which is enroll-
State Department of Education ing its first students this fall.

ministration.
"It is not our intent that the
referendum be brought back to us
to have to decide among our-
selves," declaredsRobinson, "but
we want its results to be the final
answer."
Administration Resistance
Administration reactions to the
idea of a binding referendum will
likely be negative. According to
Robinson, vice-presidents Smith
and Cutler will probably not ac-

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