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Regents Approve Kerr Reorganization Plan

University of California President Clark Kerr has recommend-
ed to the university's Board of Regents that sweeping changes be
made in the organization and control of the massive University of
California's nine campuses giving the chancellors of the individual
campuses more autonomy.1
The Regents at their June 18 meeting in San Francisco ex- ,
pressed general approval of the proposals made by Kerr. .
Kerr implemented July 1 most of the aspects falling within
his present authority. He requested the Regents to consider making
greater delegation of their authority, to enable further adminis-
trative decentralization on the campuses level.
Asks Amendments
He announced he would request the university's general coun-
cil to draft amendments to the Standing Orders of the university
necessary to implement the proposals.
Kerr indicated that the four areas of administration that
would be centralized are: academic personnel; budget adminis- ;
tration; grants and contracts, and grounds and buildings.
In general, Kerr called for large scale delegation of adminis-
trative authority to each chancellor, with the president and the +
Regents retaining only those, powers which Kerr described as 1

"essential to the maintenance of a strong and unified University
of California."
Academic Personnel
Concerning academic personnel, the main proposal was that
the chancellors be permitted to approve all appointments and
promotions to the ranks of associate professor and professor. Only
those few appointments involving salaries in excess of the univer-
sity's basic academic salary scale and appointments of "Regents
Professors" would continue to require university-wide approval
under Kerr's proposal.
Kerr submitted to the Regents the following resolution of the
Academic Council, adopted at its meeting on June 16:
"We applaud President Kerr's efforts in the area of increased
administrative decentralization. Because of the critical importance
and great complexity of the problem and because of the absence
of many faculty members during the summer months, we recom-
mend that final action on the president's proposals not be taken
until such time as local and university wide agencies of the
Academic Senate have had opportunity to offer their advice and
Approval of Grants
Kerr also called for changes which would permit some 98 per
cent of all grants and contracts to the University of California to
be approved on the campus level. The president would retain
lit i.a

approval authority over proposals involving more than one campus
and over major Atomic Energy Commission contracts, contracts
with foreign governments, and grants and contracts involving
major construction or commitments continuing more than five
In the field of budget administration, Kerr announced that
new policies would go into effect on July 1 giving each campus
greater flexibility to transfer funds within the campus budget.
Under Kerr's action an estimated 98 per cent of all budget trans-
fers would be finally approved at the campus level.
Kerr called for a substantial increase in the authority of the
chancellor for the administration of the University of California's
capital outlay and grounds and buildings programs. This includes
the appointments of architects for individual projects and the
authority to approve construction contracts to the lowest bidder.
Kerr's four proposals stressed an increasing role for univer-
sity wide administration in developing university-wide policies
and reviewing campus performance with respect to such policies.
He also indicated that he will make regular reports to the Regents
in each of the areas, evaluating performance of the programs.
Officials indicated that the liberalization was not a direct
effect of the student demonstrations at the Berkeley campus last
fall - though the disturbances had affected the timing of the

Asserts Probable
Tuition Increase
May Hike In-State Rate $50;
Out-of-State Fee May Jump 8100
A tuition hike averaging about $50 per year for Michigan
residents and $100 for- out of state students will "very probably"
be approved at the next Regents meeting, a high administrative
source indicated yesterday.
The fee increase would yield about $1.6 million in additional
revenue for the University, the source said.
Because some administrators feel that all undergraduates within
the same school should pay the same rate, there is a good chance
that the fees for freshmen nd sophomores will be raised more

Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom




Radical Ideology Presented


Viet Nam Air Base,




-Associated Press
SOME OF THE VIETNAMESE TROOPS left behind to defend
the beleaguered Ba Gia outpost are shown above. Viet Cong guer-
rillas overran Ba Gia early Monday but withdrew after about 90
minutes. They remained in the area, however, raining mortar
rounds into the compound the rest of the day.
North Vietnamese Missile
Sites Now Ready for Action
WASHINGTON (IP)-The State Department reported yesterday
two missile sites in North Viet Nam are now ready to take Soviet
sui'face-to-air missiles and two other sites are rapidly nearing that
state of readiness.
Heretofore the State Department had confirmed that one missile
site had been observed in the Hanoi area and said there might be a
second site in the same vicinity.
At the same time, neither State nor Defense authorities would
completely rule out the possibility that Soviet surface-to-surface
medium-range missiles are in North Viet Nam. In response to news
reports to this effect the Defense

B-52 Planes
Blast Jungle
Near Saig-on
Viet Cong Ambush
Government Convoy;
Sink One of 28 Boats
DA NANG WP) - About 8000
more United States Marines be-
gan landing in South Viet Nam
today to beef up the force of
Leathernecks already in the coun-
try, a U.S. spokesman announced.
The Marines came ashore at
beaches near the strategic Da
Nang air base from U.S. Navy
ships in the South China Sea.
The new arrivals will bring the
total of U.S. military personnel
to nearly 60,000, including about
25,000 Marines. Some 9500 Ma-
rines are already stationed in and
around Da Nang.
The U.S. spokesman declined
to say what the specific mission of
the new Marine force would be,
but it was assumed they would be
used to provide additional secur-
ity for the big base from which
many of the air strikes on North
Viet Nam are flown.
Viet Cong guerrillas infiltrated
the base last week despite the
heavy Marine guard around it and
three U.S. Air Force planes were
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert
S. McNamara announced on June
16 that another 16,000 to 21,000
U.S. Army troops and Marines
were being moved to South Viet
Nam and would be in place in a
few weeks.
Blast D-Zone
As landing craft began ferrying
the Marines ashore at Da Nang,
U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers again
blasted the dense, Communist-
infiltrated jungle northeast of
Saigon with heavy explosives.
It was the third such strike by
the big strategic air command
bombers, which are based at
Guam, 2200 miles away. The B-
52's pounded the so-called "D-
Zone," 35 miles northeast of Sai-
gon, on June 18 and again on
A 2500-man allied task force
plodded through one section of
the almost impenetrable Viet Cong
lair yesterday blowing up tun-
nels and the abandoned huts of
guerrillas in one section of the D
Zone. The soldiers were virtually
unopposed, except for some hos-
tile dogs.
There was no immediate dis-
closure on the number of planes
in the raid or any assessment of
In another action 20 miles
north-northwest of Saigon last
night, the Viet Cong ambushed a
28-boat government river convoy,

"As we have heard, as we shall
continue to hear hopefully, these
are the days of radicalism."
Speaking at the first Noon
Lunch Discussion of the summer,
Tony Stoneburner - poet, PhD
candidate in English, Methodist
minister-presented "one of the
most radical pieces of theology"
in years: "The Secular City" by
Harvey Cox.
Stoneburner suggested the pow-
er of Cox's argument for the vir-
tues of the Secular City by a
story of a "Cox-Playboy Maga-
zine" tilt that occurred earlier this
year at the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology. Collegians who
had brought Playboy's as sym-
bols of their "bold sexuality"
were sent home somewhat shaken
in the realization that Playboy
was, in reality, deathly afraid of
freedom and responsibility - of
'Table-Turning Shock'
"Cox's book is a series of in-
tricate arguments whose result is
table - turning and shock for
many," Stoneburner began. "It
commends organization, seculari-
zation (as distinct from secular-
ism), pragmatism, mobility, pro-
fanity and the multiversity. It
condemns the prevalent proposi-
tion that the job of each is a
divine calling, the 20th-century
concern for the doctrine of the
Church, and suggests that "I-
Thou" relationships may not only
be unnecessary in our changing
world, but often potential chaos-
Stoneburner made clear that
Cox "offers few original insights.
His particular virtue and the ex-
citing strength of the book is that
it makes coherence of the insights
of younger theologians.'
He mentioned Dietrich Bonhoef-
fer, whose effect upon contem-
porary theology may be likened in
its creative radicalness to insights
by Einstein and Whitehead and
continued: "Cox's book is exciting
because it is radical, because it
makes clear once and for all that
there is no hope for Christianity
if it is not radical."
Stoneburner then gave an over-
view of the book: "Cox interprets
the disintegration of Christendom
where the God of myth and meta-
physics dies and man "comes of
age," where he has freedom and
responsibility and takes over the
job, God-the-Father had begun."
The Secular City contributes to
this evolutionary maturity by sig-

than those for juniors and
seniors the source said.
Presently juniors and seniors
pay higher tuition than freshmen
and sophomores.
The source indicated that a tui-
tion hike will be recommended by
the executive officers of the Uni-
versity to the Regents. He also
commented that the possibility of
the fee hike has been discussed
with therRegents at past meetings
this year.
Although the Regents have the
full power to accept or reject the
recommendations of the executive
branch of the University, the of-
ficial source indicated that the
Regents have been very receptive
to the idea of the fee hike.
The Regents meeting at which
the hike will probably be announc-
ed will take place this Friday if
Gov. George Romney signs the
legislature's appropriation bill for
higher education this week, the
source said. He pointed out that
notices were sent to the Regents
to keep Friday open and that the
education bill reached Romney's
desk yesterday.
Two Weeks
According to state law, Romney
has two weeks to act on a bill
from the day it reaches his desk
If he neither signs the bill nor
vetoes it, the bill will automatical-
ly become law.
Although Romney has indicated
that he will not veto the supple-
mentary legislative appropriation
to teacher's salaries which allo-
cates $900,000 to the University
he has not yet officially indicated
his attitude toward the higher
education bill as a whole.
Most observers, however, con-
sider it very unlikely that the gov-
ernor will veto the entire measure
indicating that the University's
appropriation is fairly safe. The
$51.2 million figure is only $1.2
million higher than Romney's owr
According to the administrativ
source, the necessity of the fe
hike is determined by the gar
between the projected operatin
expenses of the University for a
fiscal year and the amount o:
money appropriated by the stat
$51.2 Million
This year the Legislature ha
passed an appropriations bill al-
locating the University a total o:
$51.2 million. Although a recor
high, this total is several millior
dollars less than the University
The Regents had requested a
$55 million appropriation.
Last year the University wa
given $44 million by the Legisla-
John Feldkamp, assistant to thi
vice-president for student affairs
has said in the past that if a
tuition hike is passed, the offic
of financial aid will make avail
able additional funds, grants an
loans to needy students.
He said that provisions were al
ready being made to cover th
added expenses of the recentl:
passed dorm fee hike.
The last tuition increase was n
The probable passage of the tui
tion hike will follow an increas
of dorm fee rates by $50, an
nounced a few weeks ago by th
Regents. Taking into account th
$35 quad rate hike put into effec
last fall, residence hall assess
ments have increased by about 1
per cent in the last two years.

-Charles Burling


TONY STONEBURNER considers a question on "The Secular
City," by Harvey Cox. Stoneburner, a critic and creative writer
as well as Methodist minister, gave the first of the Office of
Religious Affairs "Luncheon Book Discussion Series" yesterday at
the Union.

Tories Win
Three Votes
Over Labor
LONDON (P)--Britain's Labor
government was staggered by
three sudden voting defeats in the
House of Commons early today.
The opposition Conservatives
registered majorities of more than
a dozen votes in the biggest par-
liamentary blow to Labor's pres-
tige since it took office last Oc-
Jubilant Tories shouted "out"
and "resign."
No Elections
Government spokesman imme-
diately put out word that Prime
Minister Harold Wilson would not
quit office and call new elections,
since Labor, along with Liberal
opposition in Commons, does not
view the votes as a basic issue of
Nevertheless, the defeats did
come on a clause in the finance
bill, always considered the most
important piece of legislation in
any parliamentary session.
First Defeat
The first Labor defeat today
gave the Conservatives a majority
of 14. The vote of 180-166 was
Labor's first defeat on the finance
The vote was on a Conservative
motion designed to limit the effect
of the government's new capital
gains tax on investment trusts, a
popular method of investment for
small savers.
Immediately afterward the gov-
ernment suffered a second defeat,
this time by 13 votes on a techni-
cal motion concerning the same
Edward Heath, chief Conserva-
tive spokesman on finance, then
moved that the House should ad-
journ further discussions of the
finance bill. This was a device to
force a third vote, and still fur-
ther embarrass the government.
The third vote produced an-
other 13-vote majority for the
Little more than half the House
took part in the voting. The high-
est turnout was 346 votes, com-
pared to a total membership of
629 since 1 seat is vacant.

naling the end of two previous
epochs. Stoneburner outlined them
as "tribal society and town socie-
ty, with revolutionary changes be-
tween, culminating in the new and
present epoch of Technopolitan
society. In the first, man was
mythic and magical; he was inti-
mately related to nature and the
"It was a closed system of com-
pact meanings in which there was
no room for any transcendent
point of view. The second, town,
was where metaphysical and reli-
gious man emerged with discon-
tinuity between man and God,
man and nature. Technopolitan so-
ciety, our present, Cox suggests, is
where man understands in prag-
matic ways."
'Double Standard'
In Cox's book, every cultural ex-
pression, including the Church, is
examined and measured by a
"double standard"-what is hap-
pening in the world and Biblical
faith, Stoneburner said.
The real value of Cox's book
seems to be that it is big-fisted,
multi-faceted, intellectually; it
brings a whole group of disci-
plines to work on a whole group

of phenomena and brings them
to a convergence.
'Who Knows God'
Stoneburner worked to the crux
slowly: "Man is no longer saddled
with the Man-God relationship of
the two earlier epochs. He is an
adult come to his father's position,
he receives the inheritance: this
world and full responsibility for its
operation and direction." Then he
threw a "blasphemous-bombshell,"
by asking: "Who knows God inti-
mately now?"
There was a stunned silence
into which he rushed, "The mys-
tics did earlier perhaps, but now,
in our world today, in the Tech-
nopolis, God calls us to work
with Him, to work out His plan!"
The radical echoes of Dietrich
Bonhoeffer and his man-for-oth-
ers, his condenmation of "cheap
grace," his concern for "this
world," became roars.
Stoneburner concluded with a
reference to Genesis where Man
names and has care of the Gar-
den. "Man can realize the Tech-
nopolis. Now he can do; he has
the knowledge and the techniques.
Man is now the heir of what his
Father has prepared."


Recognition of
Algeria Given
States has granted recognition to
the new Algerian government of
Col. Houari Boumedienne, the
State Department announced yes-
And it was disclosed that Presi-
dent Lyndon B. Johnson has sent
a reply to Boumedienne's message
of congratulation to the U.S. on
its July 4 Independence Day ob-
The S t a t e Department an-
nounccement of recognition ended
formally two weeks of uncertainty
about U.S. policy. It opens the
way for developing normal U.S.-
Algerian business relations and
possible negotiation of a new aid
agreement between t h e two

Department has said only "we
have no evidence of any surface-
to-surface sites in North Viet
No Attacks
Although reconnaissance planes
and drones have kept close tabs
on the progress of the surface-to-
air missile site work no effort has
been made to knock out the in-
Contingency plans have been
made to deal with this threat. The
method to be used would depend
on the stage of development of
the sites at the time of any United
States attack.
If the sites were to be hit be-
fore the missiles were operational,
it might be done by conventional
bombing. However, if the U.S.
attack were launched after the
antiaircraft missiles were in fir-
ing position, the U.S. planes prob-
ably would try to come in at low
level and fast to avoid being


'U' usca Society Begins Summer Bill1,
The University Musical Society presents the first of four pro- :>
grams in its second annual Summer Concert Series tonight.
Appearing will be Gary Graffman, an internationally acclaimed
young pianist in his first Ann Arbor appearance. Graffman will per--'
form two of Felix Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words," "Sonata S,
in A-flat, Op. 110" by Ludwig Beethoven, "Variations on a Theme
of George Handel" by Johannes Brahms, and Robert Schumann's
well-known "Carnival, Op. 9."
Graffman made his professional debut with Eugene Ormandy
and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1947. Two years later he won the ,
coveted Leventritt Award and an opportunity to perform with the f
New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
His London debut established him as one of the formative young

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