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TUESDAY, AUGUST O3, 1966 T HE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVEN

'Promrnent'

Citizens

r Regents - the word evokes im-
ages of a staid little group of pro-
minent citizens, supposedly politi-
cally nonlighed, that as publicly-
elected officials put up at least a
fair show of supplying a check on
the University's administrators.
That is, it would in any other
year. This year, the images are a
little more strikingly colored. Per-
renial symbol of the University's
"autonomy" as granted under the
State Constitution, the Regents
found the State on a few occa-
sions challenging their heretofore
unquestioned right to have the fi-
nal say on how the University
ought to be run, even though the
saying was sometimes only mimic-
king.
Autonomy was invoked as de-
fense against granting non-aca-
demic employes, defined constitu-
tionally. as public employees, col-
lective bargaining rights with
their public employer-the Re-
gents.
A bill to put all University con-
struction completely under State
control introduced this year in the
Legislature was called a threat to
autonomy.
Visitors at monthly, Friday af-
ternoon Regents' meetings (open
to other members of the public
outside the press only after April,
1962) can clearly see there' is no
'nay' saying. This it was not very

shocking when legislative inves-
tigator Jack Faxon (D-Detroit)
called the Regents ".rubber-
stamps" of the administration.
Suprisingly, one Regent, Carl
Brablec of Roseville, this year ex-,
pressed dissent on Vice-President;
for Business andn Finance Wilbur
K. Pierpont's recommendation
that the University continue to
seek injunction against recogni-
tion of unions as collective bar-
gainers for University employees.
Or maybe not so surprisingly,
since Brablec, a Democrat, had
strong union support in bidding
for his Regental post.
A major shakeup in the board
this part year left a Republican
weighted (5-3) membership. Dem-
ocratic Regent Eugene Power re-
signed when Attorney General
Kelley declared a conflict of in-
terest between his Regental post
and his position as head of Uni-
versity Microfilms, Inc. The de-
cision was announced after an
investigation spurred by a Daily
article revealing that UMI sold
graduate theses and copies of Uni-
versity libraries' shelflsts.
Subsequently, Republican Alvin
E. Bentley was named by Gov.
George Romney as Power's suc-
cessor; the term expires Jan. 1,
1973.
With one Democrat, Allan Sor-
enson, away on business in Spain,
the remaining-the Irene Mur-

phy-Power-Brablec axis-has been
fairly sympathetic to student
complaints and were the Regents
most oft-cornered by students for
discussion after meetings.
Power and Mrs. Murphy both
commented that the 1929 Regents'
ruling which students had thought
an impediment to establishing a
University - operated discount
bookstore was not officially bind-
ing. Mrs. Murphy was also agree-
9.ble to a discussion-subsequeut-

ly rejected by the majority of
the Regents-with students who
had pushed for the discount book-
store the reasons for rejecting
the proposal before the rejection
was publicly announced.
Both Mrs. Murphy and Brab-
lec are up for reelection.
Mrs. Murphy is a social work-
er and the founder of a firm
which imports Asian village prod-
ucts. She received her master's
degree from the University.

IKeep
K p
Brablec, currently superintend-
ent of schools in Roseville, has
held numerous teaching and edu-
cation posts. A graduate of East-
ern Michigan University, he earn-
ed his master's degree from the
University.
Allen R. Sorenson, a chemical
engineer, has also served as trus-
tee of Michigan Technological Uni-
versity. A University graduate, he
will conclude his term in Decem-
ber, 1969.

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Robert P. Briggs, who was nam-
ed in November, 1964 to replace
the deceased William McInally,
was a former vice-president for
business and finance and faculty
member. He is now executive vice-
president of Consumers Power
Co. and will end his term in 1968.
He received his master's degree
from the University in business
administration in 1928.
William Cudlip, a graduate of
the University's Law School, will
serve as Regent until the end of
1971.
Paul Goebel, another Universi-
ty graduate, is currently heading
the $55 million fund drive in con-
nection with the Sesquicentennial
celebrations. He is a former pro-
fessional football player and is
now an executive of a sport dis-
tributing company in Grand Rap-
ids.
Frederick C. Matthaei, former
Wolverine athlete and a Univer-
sity graduate, is now a Detroit in-
dustrialist. His term expires at
the end of 1967.
Alvin M. Bentley, former con-
gressman and member of the Blue
Ribbon Citizens Committee on
Higher Education, holds both a
bachelor's and a master's degree
in history from the University. He
is presently chairman of the Spe-
cial Gifts division of the Sesqui-
centennial fund drive.

on

PAUL GOEBEL

FREDERICK C. MATTHAEI

A regent's meeting, presided over by President Harlan Hatcher,
is a monthly ritual which is open to all curious observers.

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and college supplies
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READ AND USE DAILY CLASSIFIED ADS

ROBERT BRIGGS

CARL ERABLEC

ALVIN E. BENTLEY

ALLEN SORENSON

IRENE MURPHY

WILLIAM CUDLIP

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