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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom





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New Campus


Starts Drive fliriigal Iailt
For Students NEWS WIRE

Brochure To Open.
Residential College
Publicity Campaign
The residential college planning
committee has just completed a
brochure about the new college
for distribution to all potential
The brochure, which will be sent
to all high schools requesting in-
formation about the literary col-
lege, serves as a first introduction
to the residential college.
Prof. Theodore Newcomb of the
sociology and psychology depart-
ments, said yesterday that Uni-
versity field counselors about to
speak to high school students
throughout Michigan, predict a
great interest in the college.
Admissions Procedures
Newcomb, on the faculty plan-
ning committee for the college, has
been working with the admissions
office on admissions procedures,
and has met with all admissions
interviewers, explaining what to
the residential college, said he has
tell prospective freshmen.
Associate Dean Burton Thuma
of the literary college, director of
received many inquiries about the
ccollege. He said the information
brochure is designed to answer
these questions, but that if neces-
sary, special interviews will be ar-
The residential college commit-
tee hopes to admit the same pro-
portion of honor and average stu-
dents, men and women, in-state
and out-of-state students, that the
literary college has, so that its
t success will not be attributed to
a special, 'honors' student body.
At present, all applications for
admission into the literary college
have a space where students can
indicate interest in the residential
Special Application
Once a student is accepted to
the literary college and fills out a
special application for the resi-
dential college, the committee
members will examine his appli-
cation. They will then send a
large number of these applica-
tions to the Survey Research Cen-
ter to determine how many of
each type of student. i.e. men from
out-of-state cities, are applying
and how many should be accepted
to have the same proportion the
literary college has.
The - committee will accept 228
students for each of the next two
years. or about seven per cent of
applicants to the literary college.
Although final plans call for
freshman classes of about 400 stu-
dents, the first two classes will be
much smaller because 228 is all
the two houses in East Quad-
rangle that the residential college
will occupy, can hold.
Starting Small
Newcomb said that otherwise
they would have had to use four
houses, two for men and two for
women, which would have meant
500 students. He said that it is bet-
ter to start small than large, add-
ing that there are "as many prob-
lems in a small college as in a
large one."
He feels that East Quadrangle
the best dormitory for their pur-
"Thuma added that the commi-
t e plans, for sometime possibly
late next month, to hold a meet-
in, for faculty to discuss the resi-
dential college and the role and
si-ection of professors for it.

Late World News
By The Associate Press
ATLANTA, Ga.-HARDLINE segregationist Lester G. Maddox,
who follows the views of Alabama's Gov. George C. Wallace,
scored an upset victory last night and won the Democratic nomi-
nation for governor. He defeated Ellis G. Arnall, who ran on a
moderation platform.
With 1,693 of 1,908 precincts reported: Maddox led Arnall
401,037 to 332,800.
The runoff votes upended the Sept. 14 primary results which
placed Arnall first and Maddox second, by about 45,000 in a six-
man field. Arnall said last week he might lose and charged that
Republicans were supporting Maddox as an easier opponent for
GOP nominee Howard H. Callaway, the state's only Republican
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE eligible to take a nationwide
office and science assistant exam nationally used in selecting
applicants for many of the temporary jobs in federal departments
and agencies to be filled in the summer of 1967. The test will be
offered in this area on Nov. 26, Jan. 1, and Feb. 4; application
deadlines for these three tests are Oct. 21, Dec. 9, and Jan. 9.
Interested students should make application for civil service form
5000-AB from the U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1900 E. Street
N W., Washington, D.C.
*~ * *
TEACHING FELLOWS IN THE political science department
this week formed a departmental organization to improve com-
munication with and represent their interests to the administra-
tion. The group joins similar organizations now functioning in
the economics and sociology departments.
E JACK PETOSKEY, director of orientation in the Uni-
versity registrar's office, has been named dean-elect of Alpena
Community College, Alpena, Mich. The appointment, approved
this week by the Alpena Board of Education, is effective January
30, 1967. Petoskey has been with the University nearly 10 years.
* * *
DEAN MYRON E. WEGMAN of the public health school has
announced the names of the first five speakers -who will present
the "Silver Anniversary Lecture Series,' 'one of the major events
tied in with the school's 25thnanniversary observance during
1966-67. The series will begin Monday (Oct. 3) when the speaker
will be Dr. George James, former Health Commissioner of New
York and dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York.
Included in the list is Dr. Karl Evang, Director General of the
Health Services of Norway, who will speak here December 5.
Others whose appearances were confirmed today will be: Dr.
Richard S.F. Schilling of the London (England) School of Hy-
giene and Tropical Medicine, October 10; Sir Austin Bradford
of the Communicable Disease Center, U.S. Public Health Service,
Atlanta, Nov. 21.
ommended last week that the school stop ranking students for the
draft. The action is subject to approval by the college's board
of trustees in November and to further discussion next term.
If approved, rankings would be eliminated in July, 1967.
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS who wish to secure grants under
the Fulbright-Hays Act for graduate study or research abroad
during 1967-68, or for study and professional training in the
creative and performing arts have until October 12 to file
Application forms and information about this year's compe-
tition riay be obtained from the University's Fulbright program
adviser, Dr. Howard Bretszh, 1014 Rackham Building.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of
legislation which created this government-sponsored exchange
program. Since 1946, approximately 15,000 grants have been
awarded to American graduate students for study in countries
throughout the world.
terday continued debate on the Faculty committee report con-
cerning student freedom.
The report, released in June, was first reviewed last Tuesday.
At that time, the council accepted, in principle, the statement
endorsing editorial freedom for the student staff of the State
News, MSU's newspaper. The individual details for a change in
policy, however, must be reformulated and resubmitted. The pres-
ent system for the paper includes an advisor who has the power
to change or censor anything before it is printed.
The next meeting of the Council to consider these points
will be held in two weeks.

Union Blasts
'U' Refusal
TH l"ram.
AFL-CIO Condemns
flateher, Regents For
Ow"iosi!ln to PA 379
The Michian AFL-CIO yester-
day unanimously approved a reso-
lution condemning President Har-
lan Hatcher and the Republican
members of the Tniversity Board
of RPo-onts for their opposition
to PA 379, a state law requiring
public emnlnytrs to basin col-
leet'volv 4th omnl'v r
Dopad St'-v-s. PediicAton di-
vector ft- the state AFL-CIO. said
last ni't tht th- resolution was
critical of all the R'uents exc-nt
Trene !w'-hv and Carl Brablec
for th-ir "f-,1ire to rPcn--ize the
processcs of th nublic act."
He said that th-re was no dis-
cussion of any further kind of ac-
tion avainst the TTiversity except
the approved resolution.
There had been indient'o-s last
week that the AFL-CTf would
manifest its discontent with the
University's stand throu-h a boy-
cott of the University's education-
al servi"es.
The major facility that was
threatened by such a boycott was
the University-Wayne Institute of
Labor and Industrial Relations.
But an AFL-CIO snokesman
said that the University educa-
tional services are "too tied in
with Wayne State" to establish a
boycott which could hurt the Uni-
versity and not Wayne.
University administrators main-
tain PA 379 infringes on the Uni-
versity's constitutional*autonomy.
But the University lost a plea
for an injunction to stop certifica-
tion of collective bargaining units
in the University, and its suit to
overturn PA 379 is still pending
it) the courts.
In a speech last week to the

-Daily-Don Horwitz
Centered around the duo themes of bigness and "Nothing Is Impossible," the central and standing committees mass meeting for Ses-
quigras-formerly Winter Weekend-was held last night in the Union. Because Winter Weekend fell short of student expectations
during the past two years and because 1967 is the sesquicentennial anniversary of the University, the University Activities Center has
changed the name of this February event and is seeking to broaden its scope in a number of ways. Although no plans are definitely
made, the Sesquigras schedule is pointed in the direction of two concerts, one on Thursday night and the traditional Saturday night
performance of the winter weekend, a possible farewell address by President Harlan Hatcher, the traditional diag games, and the
invocation of faculty skits in honor of the sesquicentennial. Petitians for the Sesquigras committees are to be handed in at the UAC
offices in the Union by Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.

To Roevse 'U'FinancialP

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Daily News Analysis
Next week the University will
present to the legislature its re-
quest for its 1967-68 state appro-
priation, the largest in history.
The ritual will begin, and the
budget will take its annual journey;
through the Lansing labyrinth,
emerging sometime next spring in
its finished form.
Yet this coming request may be
one of the last to be submitted in
the traditional object of expendi-
ture form. The state has asked
that beginning in the 1968-69 re-'
quests, all budgets be reported in
program budget form.
Program budgeting is a product
of the business world, where ex-
ecutives needed a system to fore-
cast needs and resources years in-
to the future. With program
budgeting, each request for funds
must be accompanied by a list of
goals, and these priorities of
space, manpower, equipment, etc.
are eventually reduced to dollars.
Program Budgeting System
When Robert McNamara left
Ford Motor Co. and became Sec-
retary of Defense, he imposed the
program budgeting system on the
Defense Dept. The new method
proved so efficient that in late
1965 President Johnson directed
all executive branches of the gov-
ernment to convert to PPBS (Pro-:
grammed Planning Budget Sys-
From the federal level, PPBS is
now being adopted at the state
level. However, it has not yet been
used comprehensively at any uni-
versities, since it presents some

distinct problems to the adminis-
trators and planners.
Program budgeting hinges a
great deal on one's ability to eval-
uate the success of a certain in-
vestment of money, such as a cor-
poration's expenditures on plant
improvement. In the field of edu-
cation, however, one encounters an
obstacle in the evaluation of a
program's worth. For instance,
how can the value of scholarly
research be weighed in terms of
dollars and cents?
Long-Range Planning
Program budgeting is designed
to classify the decision-makingc
process so that mistakes can be
located and corrected. But what
is easy to judge in the business
world is not always so in the Uni-
versity, and this is one of theE
challenges t h a t the program,
budgeting system offers.
Yet the other side of the coin

Besides giving the University a
valuable timetable of priorities, a
program budget would further re-I
duce departmental variations to a
common denominator. That is, the
system would require projected ex-
penses to be evaluated in the same
units for every facet of the Uni-
Program budgeting would also
ease the painful priority system,
where, in the final evaluation, de-
partmental projects are chopped
off in the financial squeeze.
Though the new method would not
necessarily increase the availabil-
ity of funds, it would more clearly
delineate goals and priorities for
the entire University complex.
The University's conversion to a
progranm budget is an evolutionary
process, according to James E.
Lesch, assistant to the vice-presi-
dent for academic affairs. The

£'LUvNS-'NS' ident Hatcher alluded to the col-
lective bargaining issue. "The old
and weary bitterness of labor-
University, in Lesch's estimation, management strife and warfare
is not yet completely ready for the should not be carried' into the
change, since "we need exercise in public service or into a modern
the preparation of guidelines." university environment," he said.
It is this very process, a crea- He added that for legislatures to
tion of guidelines for the Univer- set a university budget and then
sity's progress, which offers a allow bargaining "is to require
sweeping change to the Univer- frustrating rituals by the wrong
sity's future. agents, at the wrong time, in the
wrong plasce, over the wrong, is-
As Lesch said last winter, "high sues.' '
er education has a lot to learn The original AFL-CIO resolu-
from previous users of program tion, which called for a boycott
budgets, and I believe that the but was never passed, criticized
general agreement at this Univer- the Regents for showing "open
sity among the administration, is defiance of the law," for using
that we should move towards the "public funds to employ private
utilization of at least some of the attorneys" to challenge the law
more promising aspects of the and for refusal to "acknowledge
system." its responsibilities under the law"
That the University will one despite an advisory ruling from
day know where it is aiming years Attorney General Frank Kelley
in advance is an interesting pros- saying PA 379 applies to the Uni-
pect. versity.

reveals a number of fundamental""
changes in the University's future=cs h pg b ei sl1c t10n Qestion s
course when program budgeting is
adopted. Ultimately, it will impose
upon the bureaucracy a long-range
planning system it has never really
had. aculty'Evaluation1Procedure
With a comprehensive program
budget in effect, departments will By CATHY PERMUT biased because of grades received. helpful criticism in his years as a
submit plans not only for that yCnHPE Tless dn teacher. But, he says, "there is no
year, but also projections of what Is the usual grumbling about sNonetheless, the distribution of
gade ina curs no ony mal-question that in highly prestigious
that program will include and cost poor teachers a perennial disease grades in a course not onldes- American universities faculty pub-
for the next several years. Also, like sophomore slump? Do those ures the ability of the students to lication counts a great deal." He
departments will submit the ex- unfavorable comments often ex- perform certain required tasks but feels that many professors attain
pected results from such an invest- pressed by students indicate real also displays the professor's ability s t a t u s, and thus promotion,
ment in that program, and with dissatisfaction with the quality ofI to kindle enthusiasm among stu- through contact with members of
these guidelines, budget officials teaching? And, do the opinions of dents. their profession rather t h a n
at the University could easily students have any real weight in Dean Gordon Van Wylen of the through contact with their stu-
evaluate a program's effectiveness the promotion of the University engineering school suggests that dents.
and worth. staff? more weight is lent to the informal
According to the recent findings opinion of students asmall Theans s ne
According toatheerecent findingssopinionsof students in a smal
of the American Council of Edu- school because of the close ties moted without publishing. But if
cation the publications of profes- between department heads, pro- student opinions ublidiscounted
sors are the primary concern in fessors and students. Graduate and classroom visits are few and
teacher evaluation. But Professors school Dean Stephen Spurr also, far between, then deans and de-
Alexander Astin and Calvin Lee spoke of these intimate relationspartme chairmen must, and do,
Sof ACE's Office of Research object in a small college which allow for man
to he trss lacd n pblca-"anamle lo ofinfrmtio." as Astin and Lee reported, rely
to te sres plaed n pblic- "n .mplefla' o infrmaion on "opinions of colleagues and the
tion and research at a majority Helpful Criticism teacher's scholarly research and
could better their welfare on cam- of the 1100 colleges and univer- Spurr personally found formal publication" to judge the effec-
pus by electing to Ann Arbor of- sities used in the poll. They feel 'student evaluation a source of tivenss of their staff.

Preston,. Koeneke Discuss Plans fi


Student Government Council
has two new members - John R.
Preston, '69, and Mike Koeneke,
'69-who were selected a week
ago by a petition and interview
process to fill two seats made
vacant by the resignations last
year of Donald Resnick and Alex
Despite their inexperience, Pres-
ton and Koeneke have a good
working knowledge of SGC and
the University. Preston researched
various student problems while
wnrking with REACH. and Koen-

draft referendum and the associ-
ated educational speaker program.
Both Preston and Koeneke feel
that the draft referendum is fore-
most among the issues confront-
ing SGC. The Nov. 16 SGC-spon-
sored referendum will sample stu-
dent views on alternatives to the
present system of conscription and
on the University's continuing pol-
icy of supplying Selective Service
branches with the class rankings
of male students.
The new Council members beck
the idea of the referendum and
believe the administration should
adhere to the student decision, but
only if it represents the opinion

fices candidates sympathetic to
student problems.
As members of Council, Preston
and Koeneke will do committee,
work in areas which interest them.
Preston plans to help in re-'
vamping the University's judiciary
system, which is now being revised'
to avoid such inequitable situa-
tions as "double jeopardy" trials
in which students are tried in stu-
dent and civil courts for the same
Koene'=e feels that the voter
registration project, which he now
oversees will also help to "make

great reliance is also placed upon _----- --
evaluation of individual teachers
by department chairmen. SGC Plans Draft Teach-In
But at this University, while 3.~ r f l a h i
classroom visits by staff heads are
not prohibited, they are notmental o Educate Student ers
evaluations of teachers do not
come from first hand observations.
Student Evaluations By GREG ZIEREN pus interested in the draft ques-
tion in order to get assistance in
If the ability to teach involves Tentative plans for a teach-in publicizing the issues.
the instructor's impact on his stu- late in October to educate the SGC is communicating with
dents, a logical source of infor- campus on the draft issue before 1 other college student governments,
mation about a teacher's effec- the November draft referendum urging that they sponsor similar
tiveness would be the students was discussed at a public meeting referendums on the same date. It
themselves. Not so, say research- of Student Government Council is hoped that this would draw


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