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WARMER
High-75
Low-55
Windy and warmer,
little chance of rain

Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
VOL. LXXVI, No.18 ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1966 SEVEN CENTS

EIGHT PAGES

UU,

Profits

from

Dorm

Deposit

Fee

Challenged

By ROGER RAPOPORT
Ever wonder what happened to
that $45 deposit you made when
you moved into South Quad, Mar-
tha Cook, Markley or one of the
other University residence halls?
Not that it's any cause for
alarm. Almost all the 8000 dorm
residents do get their money back
when they leave the dorm.
Nonetheless, the University still
managed to make a total of about
$21.000 profit from room deposits
last yrear-$15,000 in bond reve-
nues gained from investing the
deposits and $6 707 worth of for-
feitures.
First, Controller Howard Cot-
trell estilates that the University
made about $15,000 from the mon-
ey by investing it in short term
bonds.
' (In the spring the bonds are
cashed back in. Students who

choose to leave the dorm are giv-
en back their $45.)
Second, according to University
Housing Director John Feldkamp,
150 students forfeited their room
deposits for various reasons. In
the process, the residence halls
kept $6,707 worth of deposit mon-
ey.
Feldkamp explains that some of
the students forfeited their room
deposits because they failed to no-
tify the University by June 30
that they wouldn't be living in the
d-,rm again this year. .
Not surprisingly, a number of
University officials are dismayed
about the way the University nets
more than $21,000 from room en-
rollment deposits.
Until 1961, the University had a
$50 room deposit applied to all
dormitory residents. This was
abolished in 1961 in favor of a

$50 continuing enrollment deposit
applied to all students attending
the University. A student did not
get his continuing enrollment de-
posit back until he left the Uni-
versity.
But in the summer of 1965 the
continuing enrollment deposit was
dropped in favor of two new de-
posits. The first is a $50 refund-
able enrollment deposit. This mon-
ey is paid by the student several
months prior to entering the Uni-
versity and is credited to his first
tuition payment.
At the same time a $45 room
deposit similar to the pi-e-1961 de-
posit was established.
According to one administrator,
"Many of the dormitory directors
opposed reinstituting the $45 room
deposit. They thought the $45
should simply be credited to the

students' first bill as is done with
the $50 enrollment deposit.
The critics contended that by
holding the room deposit for the
school year the University is prof-
iteering from the students.
But Feldkamp counters that the
University must hold the money
to pay off any damages to the
room. "To credit a room damage
deposit to the first residence hall
payment would be a- heck of a
way to run a housing operation,"
he says.
Similarly the University business
office contends the deposit money
is handled normally. Controller
Cottrell explains that the deposits
are put into the "University's tem-
porary investment pool."
"The money is then put into
short-term bonds that yield about
five per cent annually. When we
have to pay back the deposits in

the spring we sell
he says.

the bonds off."

What happens to the $15,000 in-
terest? Since we don't separately
identify funds in our investment
program, the Regents can use the
money any way they want to,"
explains Cottrell.
Is the $15.000 worth of interest
actually used for non-residence
hall purposes? "Most likely the
Regents would use the money for
general University capital expen-
ditures like plant expansion or ac-
quiring new land," says Cottrell.
He adds that this revenue from
the invested room deposits is "the
only money generated by the resi-
dence hall program which is used
for general University purposes.?'
Does Feldkamp mind losing the
interest from the room deposit in-
vestment to the University gen-
eral fund?

"The process of having that in-
vestment credited to a separate
residence hall account simply isn't
worth the trouble,' he says. "To
justify asking for that would en-
title the business office to charge
off the administrative costs to
the housing office. The net result,
would be considerably less than
$15,000 to the residence halls."
While the residence halls do not
keep the interest from the room
deposit, they do keep the $6,707
in forfeitures. One University of-
ficial contends that the forfeiture
arrangement "makes the residence
halls worse than a hotel. You can
check in, pay your money' and live
up to your contract Sand still lose
your $45 by not telling them you
are checking out."
The contention is that the Uni-
versity does not give students suf-
ficient warning about losing the

deposits. A student who forgets to
tell the residence halls he is not
returning is simply out $45.
But Feldkamp contends the ar-
rangement is fair. "Students for-
feit a lot more in apartment units
in Ann Arbor. I don't think our
arrangement even covers the cost.
"About 100 of the kids who for-
feited the deposit were potential
freshmen who never showed up,"
he adds. "The others were stu-
dents who broke the terms of
the contract. For example, one
kid left the dormitory to get mar-
ried. Others said they were com-
ing back to the dorm and didn't
show up.
"That's what deposits are for,"
Feldkamp concludes. "Some place
down in Pennsylvania still has my
$50 non-refundable honeymoon
room deposit."

.

Israel Tour
Counts For
U' Credits
Near East Serves
As Classroom for
Bible History Course
Ry DAVIID DTWOFF
A fiv-week tour of Tsrael Pnd
the Mediterranean was topped off
with academic credit for sixteen
University students this summer.
Traveling through Israel, these
students were partici sting in thej
department of Near Eastern Lan-'
guages and Literature's program
of "studies in Judeo-Christian
heritage."{
"Biblical history can be pretty'
dull when studied from a purely
academic context," according to
the trip's resident instructor, Prof
Louis Orlin. "But when it can be
seen and really experienced, If
only vicariously, it comes alive"
Academic Frame.
"The trip had a definite academ-
ic frame of reference," says Or-
lin. Students travelled in all areas
of Israel, and were given an op-
portunity to see sites of historical:
interest as well as modern cities,
gaining first-hand experience in
archaeological excavation.
Students making the trip were
given credit for History 403 and
404, historical background of the;
Bible. While traveling there was:
a continuous program of lectures
on Biblical history.
The keeping of a journal was
also required, in which students
recorded their impressions of the
trip and how it correlated to their
formal studies.
"Understanding"
"It is small things like this," one
of them writes, 'which became
more understandable to me-
things of everyday life which may
seem unfathomable to us. The larg-
er concepts of understanding and
perception of peoples comes, how-
ever, through reading their litera-
ture.
"Thus, while viewing historic lo-
cations can provide keen insights,
I think it imperative to under-
stand things in a broader context,
which can only be gained by read-
ing what people have to say about!
themselves."
Wide Range
The itinerary covered -a wide'
range of places of interest, from
the runins of ancient Hebrew and
Roman temples to the modern
cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. I
Their stops included the Hebrew
University, the Hadassah Medical
Center with Chagall's stained
glass windows, the monument to
President Kennedy, various syna-
gogues, and many other common;
tourist attractions.
Most of the trip, however, was

NEWS WIRE

Late World News
By he Associated Press
SAIGON--U.S. AIR FORCE pilots shot down two Communist
MIG17s, probably downed a third and damaged an advanced
model MIG21 in a series of aerial battles over North Viet Nam late
yesterday, the U.S. Command reported.
In the heaviest areial combat of the war, American pilots re-
ported seven separate encounters with the Soviet-designed MIGs
in "MIG Alley" northeast of Hanoi.
The U.S. Command made no mention of any U.S. losses in
yesterday's aerial duels.
HEALTH SERVICE will hold its. annual "flu shot" clinic for
students. faculty and staff beginning today.
Individuals vaccinated against flu since July 1963, need
receive only a single dose. Those vaccinated previous to this date
or who have never been vaccinated should receive two doses about
one month apart.
Hours for the clinic will be 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to.
4:30 p.m..
* * *
A FEDERAL COURT in Denver has ruled that a university
can compel campus fraternities to observe nondiscriminatory
membership policy on race, religion and national origin. The
court upheld the University of Colorado's action in placing on
probation the. local chapter of Sigma Chi in May, 1965.
The fraternity appealed to the federal court to rule that the
university's action was unconstitutional because ,it allegedly
denied fraernity members the freedom to choose their associates.
The three-judge court ruled that the university's action was
within its authority to impose regulations upon students and
sudent organizations and pointed out cases in which college of-
ficials have abolished fraternities entirely.
Action by the university against the local Sigma Chi chapter
was not directed against anything the local chapter had itself
done. The chapter was placed on probation because the national
fraternity had suspended the Stanford University chapter for
pledging a Negro.
The Colorado regents held that the local Sigma Chi chapter
should be placed on probation as an affiliate of a national or-
ganization that had denied membership on the basis of race-
as in the Stanford case.
STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE FUND is urging students and
faculty to contribute to' a new legal defense fund for University
students reclassified last fall following a sit-in at the Ann Arbor
Draft board.'
The students, whose appeal to the Presidential Draft Appeal
Board was turned down Monday, must in last resort go to the
Federal Courts, according to James McEvoy, Grad, chairman of
the committee. Additional funds are needed to support their
appeals, he added.
The committee has already raised more than $2,000 to finance
the students' unsuccessful appeals to the local, state and national
boards.

-Daily-Ron Holcomb
STUDENTS AT THE PROGRESSIVE CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY SCHOOL In Ann Arbor listen as one of their teachers reads at
their temporary meeting place in West Park. As sson as facilities are finished, classes will begin in the Friends Center.
Children Set Limits or Learning

U Students
May Face
Draft Heat
State Boards Issuing
Soine Temporary 1-A
Reclassifications
By CLARENCE FANTO
Managing Editor
Some University students may
receive temporary 1-A draft classi-
fications from their Michigan
draft boards during the next two
weeks, state Selective Service di,
rector Col. Arthur Holmes said last
night.
A change in local draft board
policy whereby 2-$ student defer-
ments expire at the end of the
academic year instead of in Oc-
tober may mean that some Mich-
igan boards will reclassify students
1-A until they receive information
from tle University that the stu-
dent is taking a full course load,
Holmes said.
The University will not send
Selective Service forms filled out
by students during registration to
local draft boards for several
weeks, Ernest Zimmerman, assist-
ant to the vice-president for aca-
demic affairs said yesterday.
30 to 45 Days
A period of 30 to 45 days is re-
quired to compile the information
which is to be sent to the local
draft boards, Zimmerman pointed
out.
There have been reports that
increasing numbers of University
in-state students have received
1-A classifications in the past two
weeks. Selective Service counselor
Thomas Clark was unavailable for
comment on this last night.
Zimmerman acknowledged that
there have been some individual
cases of students under pressure
by their draft boards. In these
cases, the University has offered
immediate assistance to the stu-
dents.
Holmes pointed out that the
state has been under great pres-
sure to supply manpower in recent
months. He said he expected this
pressure to continue for at least
several more months.
The October draft call from
Michigan is 3,700 men, the highest
level since the Korean war.
He emphasized that in order for
a draft board to renew a student
deferment, it must have definite
information from the student and
the University about the number
of credit hours and the class
standing of the students.

At

Liberal Community School

By BETSY TURNER ents. Any family with an income children come from varying eco-
Sho, sared ls Community of less than $3000 is exempt from nomic levels. About half of thes
The 'C h i 1 d r e n' omnt tuition. The top amount chargedchlrn om fomte ide
School, started last October, was is $550. About half the enrollment children come rm are fromiddle
founded as an- alternative to thepytutn.Piaedtnsre class -while the rest are from lower
publicsch lEtenv to the pays tuition. Private donations are a
pubic cho Eghteen tot20 also received. income levels. Inter-personal re-
children from the ages of 4 to 61 I, ,, ~ ~ ~,, lationships are stressed.

will be meeting at the Friend's
Center on Hill St. as soon as theI
facilities are completed. ClassesI
are now being held at West Park.
The school is experimental. Al-
though it is licensed to teach on
three separate levels - pre-school,
kindergarten, and first grade -no
pre-assigned grade divisions exist
comparable to the public school
system. The children work at their
own speeds doing whatever inter-
ests them. Nothing is imposed by
adults, only, materials and assist-
ance made available.
Funds for the supplies, salaries,
and rent are raised in several
ways. Tomorrow, a bucket drive
will be held on campus. A rum-
mage sale is planned for Oct. 8.
In December, there will be an artj
fair of children's work and other
donated art objects.
Ability to Pay'
Tuition is charged according to
the income of the children's par-

l ly j.JJ. c prIncpe Iki' owe n1 k Iii
the school is encouragement of. The curriculum of the school
self-development and exploration contains all the standard subjects
on thedpart of the child. Teaching -reading arithmetic, social stud-
methods of Warner and Montes- ies, and science as well as a pro-
sori and the philosophy of child gram in Spanish. However, the
rearing as presented by Neill in approach is quite different, from
"Summerhill" are employed. the official school system. Empha-
Another important point in the sis is placed on allowing the child
philosophy is the attitude toward to learn when he is ready-to learn.
individual children. "Each child No proding is done or grades given
must first realize the skills hefor earnyng'forae.hearndng
possesses and be allowed to de-I for learning's sake is the founda-
velop them. Growth as a person is tion of instruction.
valued above all else. After. he is The reading program is pattern-
secure within himself, he will ven- ed after Sylvia Aston Warner's
ture out and exchange skills with theory of organic reading. The
others and begin exploring," says: children learn how to read and
Nancy Frappier, one of the par- write words which are within their
ticipating mothers. vocabulary. The words are placed
Cross Cultural on cards for the child to study. In
The school is cross cultural. this way, reading and writing is
About 50 per cent of the children meaningful to the child and serves
are Negro. There are also children a real purpose-communication.
from many nationality back- New Methods
grounds. Both Negro and white The math program employs sev-

eral methods of study. Work
sheets counting rods and games
are just a few. It is important to
have many approaches available
so that each child can use the
method which is most helpful to
him.
Utilization of authentic mate-
rials from foreign countries is part
of the social studies program.
Some of the assistants, mothers,
and the teacher have visited other
countries and brought back books,
drawings, and other objects. By
using these aids, the study becomes
more personal and therefore more
real to the children.
Facilities
Telescopes, microscopes, opaque
projectors and telegraphs are used
in science demonstrations. The
kitchen is also available for other
experiments. The science instruc-
tor is a retired engineer who lives
in the community.
Trips into the community will
be taken about three times a week.
Last year, the city hall, botanical
gardens, restaurants, farms and

dairies
visited.

were a few of the places1

BAAD GayNewAddition to OSA

'Witiz-Kids

Off the beaten path-"in the By NEIL SHISTER Go through the offices and you knew -it , all - the - time, but real
rouh and raw." as Orlin put it. . get the feel, guys who came intelligence.
Difficulties in moving about and New guy in the Office of Stu- through the system but still Studied politics, economics and
t , extremp h y t tal of the trav- deint Affairs, huh? "; ehaven't turned their back on it.: philosophy at Oxford when he was
elinT was done in buses. usually Yeah. Went to school here, Sort of like young copy-writers in there for two years in the mid-
not air-conditioned) were cited; was editor of The Daily, Rhodes «<K <. r a good Madison Ave. firm except 50's as a Rhodes scholar; he's do-
bv Orlin as the major drawbacks scholar. they're wearing sport coats in- ing graduate work now in history.
of the trip. What's OSA do anyway, ..stead of suits. Should be books in this office,
Extended Stops what's it all about?. Enter Dave Baad. H"Iow come no books?'
Thu h most of th davs w r'r He smiles a lot and sometimes "No room."
S. sent in traveling from one sot Te run all te n -a - even laughs out loud. But you can "Oh."
S another; there were several ex- e ftenti d almost sense him looking around It's. tough to peg a guy right
tended stops among them five ya know, like fraternites an when he laughs, as if he knows it off, especially one who is an ad-
tendd stps, mongthem fivesororities, ho u si ng, activities,
days on a kibbutz, a monastery on thatkies hfsufs. ThygdntiI is somehow inappropriate for an " AIministrator, a world of good in-
that kidiof.stff. Theddon't;
Mount Carmel, an international reall run them, but they sort administrator to be outwardly en- tentions if weak chins. But Baad
student village, and five days at of oversee it all. ..eysrjoying himself. Maybe after he's j seems, perhaps most of all, to have
the excavations at Tel Gezers been on the job longer he won't ! the faith.
where the group gained practical They're the guys in the ad- laugh much. Baad has served with interna-
experience in the problems faced ministration, then, that sort of Baad has taken over as Cutler's tional groups like the Interna-
null far the kid. right. - --~akr .n- ,Ann raeanthe"

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women are fine, but I was looking
for something more," says the now
married Baad.
Faith. He does seem to have a
real faith, hard to tell in what.
But the years he spent with the
international groups were worth-
while, he says, since they served
as training ground for the young,
emerging leaders of many coun-
tries. This pleases him. Machia-
vellian? No, hardly.
After a while, he says, he just
got tired of traveling. Names an
awe-inspiring number of times
he's been to Asia, something like
seven or eight, and almost as
many times to Africa.
He cites the figure easily and
reluctantly. he wears it well.

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