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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom


Congress Considers
More Co11e e Aid
Collegiate Press Service
WASHINGTON-Higher education officials, buoyed by the pass-
age of the federal aid to education bill last month, are hoping to
repeat their success in the second session of the 88th Congress which
convened last week.
Now, an election-year Congress must supply funds for the pro-
gram. Observers believe that the appropriation will come, and be

May Vote
On Liqo
A proposal to extend the by-
glass liquor serving privilege to
businesses on Ann Arbor's east
side, leaving the University's main
campus a "dry island," is now be-
ing readied for the April ballot
by City Attorney Jacob Fahrner.
The proposal stemmed from
several petitions circulated within
the city which received 2,807 sig-
The petitions were filed with.
the city clerk's office by the East-
ern Ann Arbor Improvement
After Fahrner draws up the
proposal as it is to appear on the
ballot, it will be sent to Lansing
for approval from the governor's
office. This procedure must be
followed before the proposal can
be placed on the April 6 ballot.
At present the boundary line
for the sale of by-glass liquor is
Division St. The question is
whether to modify the charter to
permit extension of the by-glass
liquor privileges east of Platt Rd.
while keeping the Division boun-
It has been indicated that up to
four businesses on Washtenaw
eventually would petition the
council for by-glass liquor licenses
if the proposal is voted on and
passed by the electors.

9in the neighborhood of the amount
already authorized-$1.2 billion.
In anticipation of the appro-
priations, United States Education
Commissioner Francis Keppel has
already moved to push the pro-
gram into reality by setting up
five regional meetings to provide
information to college and uni-
versity officials about the college
facilities act and other educational
programs enacted by Congress.
Three Held Alreadyc
Meetings have already been heldf
in Atlanta, Dallas and New York.
The last two will take place in
Chicago today and San Francisco
Once again, Congress must de-
cide on reshaping the basic ROTC
programs offered at colleges and
universities. Last year, a plan to
provide four-year scholarships for
students voluntarily taking Army
or Air Force ROTC fell to the way-
side because of an anti-segregation
clause aimed at high school ROTC
Informed sources are looking for
a compromise to get the ROTC
changes through Congress this
year. The changes have been in
the congressional mill for three
Tax Relief
When Senate Finance Commit-
tee hearings begin this month on
the House-passed bill to cut every-
body's taxes, college and univer-
sity tuitions will be directly affect-
About 135 bills were introduced
last year calling for either tax
credits, deductions or exemptions
for the cost of college tuition and
Sother expenses.
Getting chief consideration by
the committee headed by Harry F.
Byrd (D-Va) will be a measure in-
troduced by committee member
Sen. Abraham Ribicoff (D-Conn).
The Ribicoff amendment to the
tax cut bill provides an income tax
credit on $1500 of tuition, fees,
books and supplies for college stu-
dents. The credit is subtracted
from the amount of taxes due
after all deductions and exemp-
tions are considered and after the
appropriate tax rate is computed.
The credit is available to anyone
paying tuition expenses. It is cut
by one per cent of the amount
1 which the taxpayer's adjusted
- gross income exceeds $25,000 so
that the taxpayer at the $57,500
level wouldn't benefit at all.
Ribicoff said the plan is aimed
at helping middle-income families
and urged a scholarship aid pro-
I gram for students of low income

Kirk Views
Of Power
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-History has taught
mankind that there is no way to
resolve the ever-present conflict
between central and local author-
ity in government, syndicated col-
umnist Russell Kirk told a group
of students and professors recent-
Kirk, speaking at a seminar of
the Intercollegiate Society of In-
dividualists, claimed that today's
mass society in the United States
is creating tremendous pressures
for the centralization of govern-
mental power in Washington.
"However," he said, "the ten-
sion between central and local au-
thorities is desirable. The ques-
tion is not one of abolishing this
tension, but rather of maintain-
ing a balance between the two
Kirk outlined the purposes of
the two political entities. The cen-
tral government has the responsi-
bility to 'maintain a common de-
fense for the protection of the
nation as a united group of
states, he said.
Local units of government, on
the other hand, are to act as pro-
tectors of the personal freedoms
of their citizens.
Kirk maintained that the "so-
called recent triumph of democra-
cy has not altered the controver-
sy." He said that some people
such as FrenchPresident Charles
de Gaulle argue "that we do not
have to worry any more about
centralizationrof power, claiming
that the power lies with the peo-
Kirk called this a nonsensical
point of view. He quoted John
Adams as saying "These people
See KIRK, Page 2

PLANNED ADDITION--Above is an architectural model of the nine-story, $3.5 million addition to be built onto the back of the General Library. Left to right in the
foreground are the President's home, Clements Library and the UGLI. The first floor of the addition will be an open-air plaza (flanked by columns) which will also
serve as a walkway. In exterior appearance, the new structure will resemble the Physics-Astronomy Bldg.
o Build Addi1t1o1 to General Librar

City Editor
The University has outlined
plans for a $3.5 million nine-
story addition to be built onto the
back of the General Library on

the space currently occupied by
West Physics Bldg.
The administration hopes to
have one third of the cost under-
written by the United States gov-
ernment under provisions of the

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Sees No Ebb. in 'U' Research

National Concerns Editor
The federal government fi-
nances research at the Univer-
sity because "we have compe-
tence," Vice-President for Re-
search Ralph A. Sawyer assert-
Commenting on Regent Fred-
erick Matthaei's concern that
a cutback in federal research
spending will hurt the Univer-
sity, Sawyer told the Regents
at their December meeting that
research spending will increase
He said that research spend-
ing is leveling off, but as long
as the University maintains its
high level of research quality,

the federal government will be
interested in buying research
here rather than spreading any
cutback to all institutions.
Only two agencies-the Na-
tional Aeronatuics and Space
Administration and its fellow-
ship program and the Health,
Education and Welfare Depart-
ment-are interested in geo-
graphically distributing its pro-
grams, Sawyer noted.
During the past fiscal year,
the federal government spon-
sored $28.2 million in research
at the University, -he said. Of
this, $12.7 million was spent by
the Defense Department and
$15.5 by other agencies. This is

the first year non-defense
spending has topped Defense
Department funds.
Twenty-five hundred stu-
dents worked on these projects
and 138 earned doctorates from
federally - sponsoredrresearch.
Thus federal research support
is significant as it produces
about a third of the doctorates
given, he noted.
Good Men
Sawyer attributed the Uni-
versity's success to "a most
competent staff to do research
and a good organization to get
However, he warned that if
the University "lets its staff
slip, then support will slip."

new federal aid to education bill.
It would like construction to start
in about a year and the project
to be finished by 1967.
At their December meeting the.
Regents got a glimpse of archi-
tectural models of the addition,
which would include :
Room for 400,000-500,000 books
and 250 carrells;
Nine levels, the first of which
is an open plaza to serve as a
walkway, lounging spot for stu-
dents and place for art shows and
And three or four classrooms,
probably for library science class-
To qualify for federal funds.
University officials will have to
submit a request to a yet-to-be-
formed state commission which
would determine priorities among
whatever requests come from
Michigan universities, then send
them to Washington for the fin-
al decision.
If the plan goes through, West
Physics Bldg. would be razed to
make room.
Overall, the new addition would
be similar in dimensions and ap-
pearance to the Physics-Astrono-
my Bldg.

As part of the administration's
long-range Central Campus Plan,
libraries would be grouped in one
corner of the main campus, with
the General Library and its new
addition having close access to
the UGLI and Clements Library.
With about 103,000 square feet,
the new building would be slight-
ly smaller in total size than the
UGLI, which is 136,000 square
Three Sources
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Roger W. Heyns said books
to fill the shelves in the addition
would come from three sources:
the backlog of about 350,000 vol-
umes now being stored out on
North Campus, reallocations from
the main section of the General
Library to relieve overcrowding
there, and new purchases.
Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont told
the Regents that "we have antici-
pated such a program (federal aid
for construction of libraries and
other academic facilities) and
started planning about a year ago
for a Central Campus library.
First in Line
"We would like to be the first
university in the nation to make
application for such a grant," he

. In addition to the grant cov-
ering one third the cost of -con-
struction, the University may ap-
ply for, federal loans which, com-
bined with the grants, would cover
three quarters of the cost.
Pierpont said that the present
design for the addition was the
one best-liked by both planners
and faculty men.
A record of $826,540 was con-
tributed to the University's
Alumni Fund last year by more
than 23,000 almuni and friends.
James K. Miller, fund mana-
ger, said there were 3000 more
contributers than in 1962 and
the fund raised $123,000 more
than the year before.
The money is used for aca-
demic needs which do not re-
ceive state appropriation sup-
port. Among these are distin-
guished teaching awards, re-
search, scholarships, student
.loans, special administrative
programs and class projects.


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