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House To View
Minor Fund Cut
House May Postpone Deadline;
Newton Scores Non-Residents
As University operating budget and capital outlay appropriations
approach the final stages of enactment, rumors of conservative cuts
trickle from a deadline-conscious Legislature.1
Rep. Carroll C. Newton (R-Delton), a member of the House Ways
and Means Committee said last night that the committee will con-
sider "for sure" one or two small reductions in operating budget
levies to colleges and universities.
But, legislative sources indicated that these minor cuts will suffice
for even the most fiscal-minded members.
Pending before the House committee is the University's $44
million operating budget appropriation and $5.7 million capital out-
< lay levy. Both-bills have been pass-
ed in the Senate.
Last night's deadline for action
on all bills other than budget bills
has prevented the Ways and
Means Committee from meeting
to study the education budget
measures, committe chairman Ar-
nell Engstrom (R-St. Clair) in-
Rep. Gilbert E. Bursley (R-Ann
Arbor) confirmed reports that the
House may even postpone the
Ways and Means Committee Fri-
day deadline to get the bills it is
considering out of committee to
the House floor.
Not Carefully Considered
"We haven't carefully consider-
ed the higher education approp-
riations bills up to this point and
I don't know what we will do with
them," commented Rep. William
Henry Thorne (D-Dearborn).
When the final test comes, the
CARROLL NEWTON old issues will be cropping up,
sources indicated.
Outstate-instate student ratios
C Passes remain a concern to the Legisla-
SG C ture. Rep. Newton explained that
the state universities have a re-
Stu # Mdotion sponsibility to shoot for a goal
Studot eventually of 15 per cent outstate
students within any school's total
enrollment. "Instead of seeking
The Student Government Coun- this goal some of the state's uni-
cil last night passed a motion versities and colleges have main-
which will set up a committee to tained a high percentage of out-
study student government on the state students," he asserted.
University campus. Not Low Enough
In other action it approved the About 29 per cent of the Uni-
election rules f-r 1964 and passed versity's students are not Mich-
a motion to endorse the drive for igan residents, he said.
ntributions and signatures in "We want to investigate the $10
cport of the John Fitzgerald million in the $131.1 million high-
supportofh Jh Ftga er education operating budget bill
Kennedy Library. which was designed for 'beefing
The motion establishing the up' education and 'catching up' to
committee to review student gov- other states," Rep. Newton said.
ernment was entered before Coun- This year's appropriation to the
cil by Carl Cohen, '66, and Barry University is $6 million higher
Bluestone, '66. The committee will than last year's $38 million levy.
be composed of three faculty mem- Rep. Newton thought the Sen-
bers, four students, and two rep- ate passed the appropriations bills
resentatives of the administra- a little higher than they wanted.
tion recommended by the vice- The Senate appropriated $75,000
president of student affairs. more to Michigan State than Gov.
Conclusions reached by the com- G e o r g e Romney recommended.
mittee may be presented to the Sen. Stanley Thayer (R-Ann Ar-
campus in the form of a referen- bor) indicated at that time that
dum. The final report must be he thought State got the increase
submitted to SGC no later than as a result of restructuring of
March 1,1965. their request by the Appropria-
Ma c 1, tions Committee. He considered
The election rules were drawn up this unintentional.
jointly by Eugene Won, '66, Cohen University administrators main-
and Bluestone. They concern ad- tain official confidence that the
ministration of election, candidate University's appropriations will
eligibility, rules of campaigning, remain intact.
voting process and procedure in Capital outlay levies will prob-
case of violation of any election ably not be changed, Rep. Eng-
regulation. strom noted. House and Senate
SGC President Tom Smithson, leaders collaborated on setting
'65, presented the motion concern- capital outlay levels more than
ing the John Fitzgerald Kennedy they did for operating budget
Library. funds. he indicated.

To Set Up
Ins titute
Collegiate Press Service
CHICAGO-A report recom-
mending the establishment of an
independent National Humanities
Foundation, similar to the Na-
tional Science Foundation,.will be
issued next month by the Com-
mission on the Humanities.
The mission of the proposed
humanities foundation would be
broad-including support of "so-
cial sciences not supported by the
NSF," scholarly research and
"creative arts" projects, teacher
institutes, student fellowships and
the construction of needed facili-
ties in relevant areas.
The Commission on the Human-
ities is composed of 20 distinguish-
ed educators and humanists-in-
cluding Prof. William Frankena of
the philosophy department-and
the chairman of International
Business Machines. It is sponsored
by the American Council of Learn-
ed Societies, the Council of Grad-
uate Schools in the United States,
and the United Chapters of Phi
Beta Kappa.
Report Outlined
The forthcoming report, which
is still in the draft stage, was out-
lined at a session of the National
Conference of the Association of
Higher Education Tuesday by
Charles Blitzer, the commission's
staff director.
Hopefully, the proposal for a
national humanities foundation
will be introduced to Congress as
legislation next January, Blitzer
said. Both Blitzer and the other
panelists who participated in the
session stressed, however, that if
the foundation is to be set up,
humanists themselves will have to
campaign actively for it. In other
words, there seems to be a need
for scholar-lobbyists.
The immediate goal of the
foundation's supporters is the rec-
ognition of the principle that there
should be a federal agency sup-
porting the humanities for their
own sake rather than for any
contributions their study might
make to national defense or any
other particular concern of the
federal government.
Fear Federal Control
Congressional opposition is an-
ticipated to the commission's basic
conclusion that the federal gov-
ernment should provide support
for the humanities because the
health of the humanities at all
levels is an issue of national con-
Another issue in creating the
foundation is its location in the
Executive Branch of the federal
government. Three institutional
forms have been suggested for the
-A National Institute of the
Humanities, similar to the Nation-
al Institutes of Health, located in
the Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare as a part of the
Office of Education.
-An expanded NSF which
would include the humanities.
There seem to be few, if any,
champions of this proposal, al-
though outspoken opposition to
it has also not been heard.
-A separate National Human-
ities Foundation.

Jury Acquits DAC Picketers

Acting Associate Managing Editor


After a heated courtroom de-
bate, seven members of the Direct
Action Committee were acquited
last night of sidewalk-blocking
They still face arraignment on
charges they interfered with a
police officer fulfilling his normal
The acquittal came from a jury
composed of five whites and one
Negro. It finally was selected
Tuesday night after about seven
hours of hearings in which 47
prospective jurors were excused.
Municipal Court Judge Francis
L. O'Brien is presiding over the
Forced Off

Awaits Approval
By Labor Unions
emoves Threat of Nationwide Halt
Of Trains Scheduled for, Saturday.
WASHINGTON MP)-President Lyndon B. Johnson announced
settlement last night of the 5-year-old railroad work rules dispute.
The settlement, which requires ratification by the five unions
involved, removes the threat of a nationwide rail stoppage scheduled
to start at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
"This is a good day for our country," Johnson said in announcing
the settlement on a hastily arranged nationwide radio-television
Accepted in Principle
Speaking for the unions, Roy 9. Davidson of the Railway Brother-
hoods said the agreement was accepted in principle subject to the
ratification procedures of the}


The incident occurred Feb. 28
when eight DAC members picketed
Ann Arbor City Hall. It was charg-
ed that the demonstration forced
pedestrians to stepp off the side-
walk into a muddy lawn extension.
At the demonstration, the DAC
members became involved in a
scuffle yith firemen and police.
The demonstration protested
alleged police brutality, citing as
an example the handling, of the
arrest of several Ann Arbor youths
earlier in the week of the demon-
The prosecution brought forth
testimony from witnesses led by
Assistant City ~Attorney S. J. El-
den, to the effect that they saw
persons stepping off the sidewalk
to go around the demonstrators.
However, the defense, consisting
of Milton Henry of Pontiac, Sol
Plafkin of Detroit and Eddie
Smith of Detroit's GOAL group,
argued that the prosecution was
unable to produce one witness who
was himself actually forced off
the sidewalk by the DAC picket-
Out of Respect
They argued that people who
went off the sidewalk to go around
the picketers did so out of respect
for the picket lines and not be-
cause they could not stay on the
The defense called Judy Weiss-
man to the stand, who testified
that the picketers were sufficient-
Turks Reject
Makarios Plan
To' Get Peace,
NICOSIA, Cyprus (P)-Turkish
Cypriots rejected last night a
package proposal by President
Archbishop Markarios for a gen-
eral amnesty and other measures
to restore peace to this troubled
Mediterranean island.
A Turkish Cypriot official called
the proposals by the Greek Cypriot
leader nothing but propaganda.
"The Turks only fought to de-
fend life and property from at-
tacks and are not guilty of any
acts as suggested by Markarios,"
Defense Minister Osman Orek
said. "To accept his offer of an
amnesty would amount to an ad-
mission of guilt."
Swedish troops of the United
Nations force meanwhile are re-
ported to have rushed to western
Cyprus where three Greek Cyp-
riots, including a woman, were
wounded in a flareup of village

ly far apart to walk between them.
Also, the city ordinance per-
taihing to such offenses as were
considered in the trial does not
mention sidewalks.
The defense further argued that
the seven DAC members could not
be found guilty of blocking pass-
age because the police, in the time
before the scuffle broke out, did
not arrest them, the implication
being that there wasn't sufficient
illegality to arrest them.
The second part of the trial-
on charges that the picketers ob-
structed the duties of a policeman
-will begin today.
There were eight DAC members
involved in the incident, but one of
the eight, as yet unidentified, is
reported to have left the state.
DAC was formed last summer
by civil rights advocates opposed
to the more moderate methods of
other local civil rights organiza-
tions. Its methods centered on
raucous demonstrations w h i c h
sometimes bordered on the viol-
ence the group often threatened.
A predominantly non-student
group, DAC nevertheless focused
on the University as a target for
many of its protests. Some of its
members provoked strong contro-
versy in October by periodically
interrupting a speech by Mis-
sissippi Gov. Ross Barnett in Hill
Aud. with jeers and catcalls.
Pickets Ad Building
DAC also picketed the Admin-
istration Bldg., demanding prefer-
ential hiring of Negroes by the
University. The group threatened
to "shut" the Administration Bldg.
with a violent picket, but this sec-
ond demonstration never material-

ized. Its methods were condemn-
ed by the local chapter of the
National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People.
The group has labeled Univer-
sity President Harlan Hatcher a
"bigot" and picketed his home, al-
legmngthat Hatcher is a member
of the Detroit Athletic Club and
on the board of directors of a De-
troit company, and that both or-
ganizations discriminate against
Among the adults arrested at the
sidewalk demonstration were Del-
mar Barnard, David Barnard,
Amanda McKenzie and Miss Weis-
Bill Classifying
Units as Private
Clears House
A bill classifying fraternities,
sororities and co-ops as private
housing units, passed in the House
last night, Rep. Gilbert E. Burs-
ley (R-Ann Arbor) reported.
He authored the bill, which if
it passes the Senate, will offer the
units $5000 each in property
In other action Bursley intro-
duced a resolution that would
provide $52,000 for operating ex-
penditures for the University
sponsored space launching site in
the Upper Peninsula. The resolu-
tion seeks to release the money
from the $750,000 State Research
Fund appropriated last year.
It will also require concurrent
Senate passage.

PRESIDING AT THE TRIAL of seven Direct Action Committee
picketers is Judge Francis L. O'Brien (,left), while Assistant City
Attorney S. J. Elden heads the prosecution. The picketers face
charges of blocking the sidewalk and obstructing the police.

labor organizations.
"While the agreement falls short
of satisfying all the important de-
said, "we recognize that significant
mands of the employes," Davidson
gains have been made."
J. E. Wolfe, chairman of the
National Railway Labor Confer-
ence and chief management
spokesman, said the settlement
"promises to restore the morale
of our 700,000 employes to its
highest level and bring a rebirth
of the spirit of cooperation be-E
tween union and managementE
Most employes of the five un-
ions involved who are paid on an
hourly basis will receive seven paid
Suitable lodging and $1.50 for a
meal will be paid to trainmen who
must spend more than four hoursf
away from their home terminal.
Inequity adjustments were made
to bring wages of employes paid
by the hour closer to the wagel
rates of those paid on a mileage
Railroads Gain
The railroads won the right to
reduce the number of employesf
required under present rules to
man self-propelled track main-
tenance equipment. Also in the1
companies' favor, new rules will
be etsablished which enable them+
to a limited extent to use road
crews for certain kinds of yard+
Management will benefit under
the agreement also by the unions'+
withdrawal of their request for+
overtime pay for road employes
and their request for night shift
differential pay for all classes of
Labor Department spokesmen
said the agreement provides a bas-
is for complete settlement of all
the issues in the five-year-old dis-
pute, with one exception.
One Exception
The exception is the railroads'
proposal to combine some division-
al runs, thus requiring train crews
to work longer before being re-
Government spokesmen empha-
sized that this issue could not lead
to another strike threat.
The question of inter'dlvisional
runs is being referred to a com-
mittee of the unions, railroads and
Federal officials expressed con-
fidence that the final drafting of
the detailed agreement would be
accomplished in a short time.
Other features of the agreement
-The unions withdrew their
request for overtime pay for road
employes. (Yard service workers
now receive overtime beyond
eight hours.)
-The unions withdrew their re-
quest for night shift differential
pay for all classes of employes.
Railroad Proposal
-The railroad's proposal to
combine some divisional train
runs, thus lengthening the runs
before crews are changed, was re-
ferred to a committee composed
of the parties and two sof the
mediators, George Taylor and
Theodore Kheel. The committee
will discuss the issue further but
will not have the power to make
any binding decision. A govern-
ment spokesman said the issue
could not lead to any possibility
of another strike threat.
New rules will be established
which will enable the railroads to
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Outlines War
On Poverty
"The best we can do is to reduce
systematically the sway that pov-
erty holds in this country."
This is the solution to today's
poverty problems as told by Prof.
Robert Lampinman of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin last night in
the Union Ballroom. He is the
braintruster behind President Lyn-
don B. Johnson's "War on Pover-
ty" program.
"This systematic reduction of
poverty is a war of attrition," Prof.
Lampman said. It mainly entails
a three point plan of attack.
First Cure
One of these cures is that of
"achieving and maintaining full
employment," he said. He emha-
sized that unemployment-espe-
cially its duration-is an impor-
tant cause of poverty.
Prof. Lampman said that 15 per
cent of the United States popula-
tion is unemployed at one time
each year. Those who oppose this
percentage are only taking a
cross - sectional view by not
evaluating unemployment for the
entire year, he added.
"How much higher would our
total national income increase if
unemployment would decrease?"
Prof. Lampman queried.
Second Cure
A second panacea he proposed
is "to improve the rate of eco-
nomicaligrowth." "We are in a
situation where if we can reduce
the level of unemployment, we
can simultaneously raise the level
of national production," he com-
"Growth is going to come to us,
but what kind of effort is going to
effect this growth," Prof. Lamp-

Educator Council Hears,
Objectors to Flint Growth
The Michigan Co-ordinating Council for Public Higher Education
listened to opposition Tuesday to the University's proposed expansion
in Flint.
But the advisory educational body put off formal action until the
next meeting, according to Chairman Warren Huff, trustee of Mich-
igan State University.
The council heard complaints from two faculty members of the
Flint Community Junior College, who are opposing the University's
lan to enlarge its upper division
IT? 1 1a Adopt Statement

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Tubey To Usher in Michigras Carnival

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The gray of winter has parted
asunder to make way for the 'gras.
The usual dull college routine
will be broken this weekend as
Michigras '64 gets into full swing.
The bi-annual extravaganza is
expected to draw 50,000 people
and raise over $10,000 in net
profit for donations to six nation-
al and local charities.
The weekend carnival takes an
early start with a frugue contest
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The Regents adopted a state-
ment at their monthly meeting
last Friday announcing their in-
tention to review all expansion
plans with Gov. George Romney's
Citizen's Committee on Higher
There was no specific mention-
of the co-ordinating council, but
Regents emphasized their willing-
ness to work with community col-
lege officials.
Members of the community col-
lege wired their disapproval to
their representative on the co-
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man cited as a reference John
Kenneth Galbraith's book, "The
Affluent Society."
Prof. Lampman suggested an
improvement in the mobility of
labor with financial and educa-
tional resources being directed
towards the poor.
Third Cure
Thirdly, he suggested that a
transfer of income and services

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