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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXIV, No. 162









Flint Expa
Invokes C
Conmuniity Col
Pass Anti-Expai
The University is moving ahea
in 1965 while community collegec
ing to halt them.
University and Flint officials
more permanent foundation for tJ
dent Marvin I. Niehuss reported.
But community college officia

tions to the planned addition


U Readies
Press Plans
For Johnson
Press relations were made last
Saturday to publicize President
Lyndon B. Johnson's appearance.
at the University's 120th Com-
Director of University Relations
Michael Radock flew to Washing-
ton to discuss the event with As-
sistant Press Secretary Malcolm
' Kilduff at the White House. The
conference was centered mostly
around press relations for the
May 22nd exercises.
Publicity arrangements are now
being made with Presidential Ap-
pointment Secretary Kenneth 0'-
Donnell and Presidential Press
Secretary George Reedy.
Not Discussed
Radock said that security meas-
ures were not discussed in depth
put that White House Security
Police will shortly contact the
Office of University Relations.
Secretary of the University Erich
Walter reported that such meas-
ures will not be disclosed for an-
other two weeks.
The Office of University Rela-
tions has received one offer from
a television station for a "pool fa-
cility" which will enable all sta-
tions to telecast the graduation
ceremony. Kilduff is presently ad-
vising the pool chairman at the
White House.
In addition to the public broad-
cast there will be a closed circuit
available at Hill Aud., Rackham
Lecture Hall and Amphitheatre
and Trueblood Aud.
Times Unknown
Johnson's times of arrival and
departure here are presently un-
known, but Radock reported that
Johnson must return the same day
to address a dinner in Washing-
ton, D.C.
The commencement exercises
are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
in the Michigan Stadium. The
ceremony will be moved to Yost
Field House in case of unfavorable
weather conditions.
Johnson shall receive an honor-
ary .degree of law at the gradua-
tion and afterwards will be honor-
ed at an afternoon lunch with
other recipients of honorary de-
General Information
Radock took general informa-
tion of the University to Washing-
ton, commencement programs and
procedures and pictures of the

nsion Plan * *
)ntroversy Enrolli
lege Officials Admission's
ision ResolutionSS cS
E KIRSHBAUM Limit, Cause
d with plans to expand Flint College
officials around the state are arm- Of Reduction
conferred here yesterday to lay a
he expansion, Executive Vice-Presi- Most Schools Show
ils continue to vocalize their objec- Substantial Decrease
freshman-sophonore levels at the By JUDITH BARNETT
4University's upper - division col-
lege. The move would set up a Spring enrollment figures re-
four-year degree-granting insti- leased yesterday showed a net
tio undyer egee-ntm aumpices -total of 26,161 students in resi-
tution under Regental auspices. denc at the University, a decrease
'Personal Reasons' of 1,227 students over the number
Dean Louis Fibel of the Flint enrolled last fall.
Community College recently an- "This drop is due to the fact
nounced his resignation effective that the University does not have
June 30, "for personal reasons." the admissions capacity in the
But faculty sources in Flint dis- spring that it has in the fall,"
closed that he was "quite dissat- Steven Spurr, dean of the natural
isfied with the prospects of the resources school said.
community college in Flint." Spurr claimed that the fact
Dean Fibel declined to com- that the number of students grad-
ment on his reasons for resigning. uating exceeded the number of
His boss, Superintendent of students entering the University
Community Education Lawrence had much to do with the decline
Jarvey headed the delegation from in enrollment. The number of
Flint here yesterday. Working men enrolled is 16,863; the num-
w i t h University administrators, ber of women, 9,298.
Niehuss said, the group set their All schools and colleges, with
Immediate plans along these ten- the exception of the Flint exten-
tative lines: sion, Natural Resources College
Joint Committee and the Graduate school, have de-
-To appoint a joint University- creased in number this spring.
Flint committee, with heavy fac- The literary school and engineer-
ulty representation, which will de- ing college led the list with 482
velop a "suitable curriculum" for and 321 students leaving respec-
Flint's needs. An earlier blueprint tively.
of the expansion has forseen a The architecture and design col-
liberal arts program emphasizing lege had a spring enrollment of
professional training for business, 691, decreasing 53 from fall fig-
teaching and engineering. ures. The remaining breakdown of
This committee would also de- schools and colleges would be
termine the staff needs to meet business administration, 996,
the eventual student increase from (down 6), Dearborn. 547 (down
its present 600 level to 3000. 39), dentistry, 436 (down 20 stu-
-To set up a second commit- dents), education, 1072 (up 95),
tee, composed mainly of Flint of- engineering college, 2585, Flint ex-
ficials, to study the space avail- tension school, 612 (up 10), grad-
abilities and needs. The blueprint uate school, 6642 (down 38), law,
calls for the use of existing facili- 966, (down 41 students), literary
ties during a transitional three- school 8297, medical school, 1,229
year period. This would necessi- (down 61), music school, 569
tate the University only to seek (down 44), natural resources, 206,
operations funds from the state nursing, 700 (down 58), pharmacy,
"for enrollment increases." 107 (down 10), public health, 217
T Cooperative Ties' (down 23) and the social work
-To continue a liaison com- school,339 (down 16).
mittee of Flint and University ad- Representative Richard Guzow-
ministrators. An original six-man ski(D-Det.) has recently intro-
liaison committee, including Jar- ski (D-Deasre yntro-s
vey and Niehuss, formulated the duced a measure into the House
general blueprint for expansion, for limitig istate-outstate ratios
While its membership may be al- at the University.
tered, the objective of maintaining Representative William Romano
joint bonds between Flint and the (D-Warren) has led the opposition
University would remain the same, in the past for limiting outstate
Niehuss explained. admission in state universities.
Of primary concern to this com- Although Mr. Romano acknowl-
mittee would be working with the edges the need for outstate stu-
community college, he said. dents to "create a cosmopolitan
When the Regents formally ac- atmosphere," he feels there is "a
cepted an invitation to expand drive by elitist state institutions
their senior college "as expedit- to admit more out-of-state stu-
iously as possible" at their April dents."'
meeting, a flurry of community "I, as well as President Harlan
college criticism was unleashed. Hatcher, have an obligation to
Criticizes Expansion see that first the Michigan student
The representative of the com- gets a good education," Romano
munity college system on .the claimed.
Michigan Co-Ordinating Council Since the fall enrollment fig-
for Public Higher Education, Dean ures are the only ones used by
Phillip Gannon of the Lansing most universities to compute in-
Community College, criticized the state-out-state enrollment break-
proposed expansion before the downs, there are no figures avail-
council a week ago. able in the spring concerning that
At the same time, the Michigan ratio. '
Association of Junior and Com-
munity Colleges passed a resolu- PTP
tion "questioning the wisdom of PPAUSPICES:
~this expansion."
The statement claimed that the
addition of freshman-sophomore A
levels in Flint would "duplicate A Pr4yT o .
the work already offered by Flint

Community Junior College on the
very campus where the proposed The Association of Producing
expansion would take place." Artists will return to the Univer-
Share Facilities sity for its third Fall Festival Pro-
Currently, the University's Flint gram under the auspices of the
College and the Flint Community Professional Theatre Program.
College have adjoining campus The repertory company will run
facilities and share several facili- for eight weeks Sept. 23 through
ties. Nov. 15 in four new productions,
Niehuss yesterday pointed to the among them "War and Peace"-
Regents' official expansion state- a stage adaptation of Tolstoy's
ment in reiterating the Univer- novel, "The Hostage" by Brendan
sity's willineness to "review the Behan and George Bernard Shaw's
plans with Gov. George Romney's "Man and Superman" in Lydia
Citizen's Committee on Higher Mendelssohn Theatre.
Education." A hearing before the The aduction of "War nd



* *

nent Declines by 1200






SGC Takes
Campus Poll
On Actions
The students will have a chancej
to express their opinion on recent
SGC action today.
The Public Relations Board of
Student Government Council is
administering a student opinion
poll for SGC. There will be a table
on the diag, open from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. today where students mayI
fill out the forms.
The questions on the forms
concern action already taken by
the Council and proposed action,
and includes a space for additional
The poll's purpose is to make{
SGC more cognizant of student
opinion so that it can more ac-
curately represent its constitu-
ents, Barry Bluestone, '66, the
maker of the motion to conduct1
the poll, noted. He said that the
more studentsdthat participate the
more meaningful the poll will be.
Results of the poll will be tabu-
lated during the summer and pre-
sented to SGC next fall.
'rimary Will
Goes to Lodge
By The Associated Press
Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge
won with ease his home state's-
Massachusetts-Republican presi-
dential primary yesterday, and
Pennsylvania Gov. William W.
Scranton bolted far ahead in his
state's GOP ballot for its favorite
Lodge, the administration's en-
voy in South Viet Nam, quickly
rocketed ahead in Massachusetts'
write-in preferential primary and
was running second in Pennsyl-
Scranton, like Lodge, is not an
avowed candidate although some
Republicans hope to prod him into
the race as the fastest dark horse.
And his supporters labored against
rain yesterday to whip up a strong
write-in showing for him.

MSU Paces Nation
In Merit Winners
Michigan State University will get 206 National Merit
Scholarship winners in the fall, compared with about 30 for the
University, but there is more to the figures than appears on the
And contrary to the fears of some at the University, the dif-
ference is not likely to affect legislative appropriations to the
University. According to Sen. Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann Arbor),
the number of National Merit winners at the two schools has
"never had any influence on appropriations decisions."
At a February meeting of the American Association of Uni-
versity Professors he reportedly indicated that the Legislature
is gaining ' a greater apprecia-
tion of quality differentials
among state universities.
'Crass Fashion'
Nevertheless, he said last
night that "going out in a kind4
of crass fashion to pull in Merit
scholars, spending a lot of
money simply to be able to say
that you have a certain num-
ber, is a rather poor way tox
show that you have a first class ......
But the figures seem to speak
for themselves. For instance,
while MSU Vice-President forF
Special Projects Gordon Sab-
me reports that 400 Nationalr
Merit finalists will be among
MSU's freshman class of 4500
this fall, the University will
enroll 600-700 freshmen of PROF. ADON GORDUS
finalist caliber in its 3400 en-
tering class, Assistant Director of Admissions Byron L. Groes-
beck said.
Furthermore, when MSU began its then-unique program of
granting $100-$1500 scholarships to finalists through the Na-
tional Merit program in the fall of 1963, it had only 30 winners
on its campus and ranked 66th in the nation. In one year, grant-
ing 149 scholarships through its own program and attracting
an additional 59 with scholarships from industry and founda-
tions, it brought its total to 228.
157 of 206
Without the school-sponsored grants, MSU's current total
would be only 89. And of the over 200 Merit winners it will admit
this fall, 157 of them will receive their money from the school
and 49 from other sources.
The University, however, currently has 79 Merit winners
and will replace at least 30 of these in the fall, Groesbeck said.
Last fall it admitted 29 winners.
But either way you look at it, MSU seems to be on top.
Counting its own Merit funds it ranks first among the nation's
colleges, but without them, it is still third.
Is the picture still dark for the University? Not at all, Groes-
beck says, for there are other considerations which tend to offset
MSU's claim, as the November issue of its alumnus magazine
states, that "we lead all universities in new Merit scholar fresh-
First Choice Push
The considerations center mainly on MSU's recruiting pro-
cedures. The East Lansing school sends out letters to all Na-
tional Merit semifinalists urging them to list MSU as first choice
on their Merit application form and inviting them to visit the
The Merit hopeful must indicate a choice by the time he is
a finalist. According to Ivan Parker, assistant director of finan-
cial aids, MSU advises that listing that institution at the top of
the list will not only increase the applicant's chances of getting
Merit money-from MSU's own funds-but will give him a
better chance of receiving other MSU funds-especially one of
the $1500-a-year Alumni Distinguished Scholarships for which
See MSU, Page 2

$41.8 million for next year
represents a 9.4 per cent in-
crease over the current ap-
Current Level
Rep. Carroll C. Newton (R- Del-
ton) said "we felt it was a big in-
crease for one year."
Rationalizing the across the
board cut Newton explained "we
didn't know what the 'building for
the future' money was to be used
for. Increasednenrollment and
raising faculty salaries are impor-
tant but other purposes for the
'building for the future' requests'
were not so clear."
Some members of the commit-
tee were doubtful of expected en-
rollment increases Rep. Wilfred
G. Bassett (R-Jackson) asserted.'
These predictions failed to ma-
terialize in elementary schools as
was once anticipated."
"Legislators have become wary
of these claims," he noted.
Not Needed
The money appropriated to re-
model East Medical Bldg. will not
be needed until the Medical
Science Bldg., unit II is completed
some two years from now Bassett
explained. The remodeling would
not be done until East Medical is
vacated when the medical building
is ready for use.
"There is no need to appropriate
money that won't be used for two
years," he indicated.
The total operating budget ap-
propriation to higher education
was cut from ,$131.1 million the;
Senate approved figure to $124.6
million. Each school was cut by
the same five per cent figure
from the level approved in the
The capital outlay cut of $300,-
000 to the University was the only
major capital outlay cut to higher
The $41.2 million approved by
the House Ways and Means Com-
mittee for next year's operations
fund is 9.6 per cent higher than
the current fiscal year levy of
$38.2 million.
Annual Increase
Since World War II, University
operating budget appropriation
was increased each year at an
average rate of 15.3 per cent un-
til the 1958-59 fiscal year when it
was cut almot $1 dollars. It was
increased by 11.2 per cent in
1959-60. but for the following four
years the average increase was a
modest 3.5 per cent.
Must Act
The House must act on the bill
by midnight Friday. Bassett indi-
cated that in the past 10 years
the House has approved 95 per
cent of the bills approved by the
ways andmeans committee.
After the House acts on the bill
a joint House and Senate com-
mittee will rectify differences be-
tween the Senate and House ver-
sions of the bill.
Senior Board
Officers Picked
For Next Year
The Senior Board for 1965 has
been selected to take on the lead-
ership responsibilities for the en-
tire s ,,,, n a c

IFC Fines
Sigma Chi"
For Violation
The Executive Committee of In-
terfraternity Council last night
fined Sigma Chi $700 for viola-
tions of University regulations oc-
curring at its pledge formal on
April 11 and reprimanded Beta
Theta Pi for conduct unbecom-
ing a fraternity.
Two hundred dollars of Sigma
Chi's fine was suspended for one
The fraternity was found guilty
of failing to properly register its
party, having alcohol present, and
permitting women to enter non-
communal areas, specifically the
upper floors of the house.
Attempted Registration
It was brought out that Sigma
Chi had attempted to register the
function, but that irregularities in
their registration form had ore-
vented its acceptance by the ad-
ministration. One of the signa-
tures on chaperone cards submit-
ted for approval had been forged.
Along with the rejected regis-
tration, Sigma Chirhad entered
a request for permission to al-
low women attending the pledge
formal to be in nonconmunal
areas. Such permission has been
granted the fraternity in the past.
In explaining the Executive
Committee's decision, Stephen
Idema, '65, IFC executive vice-
president, emphasized that Sigma
Chi had been caught in the act
of committing the violations by
a University officer.
Decision Precedented
He further pointed out that
there were ample precedents on
record that justify the decision,
calling special attention toa sim-
ilar case last semester.
The size of the fine was partly
determined on a basis of the
number of men in the fraternity,
he remarked.
Sigma Chi can now appeal the
case to either the IFC Executive
Committee by presenting addition-
al evidence or the Joint Judiciary.
Beta's Too
Beta Theta Pi was brought be-
fore the executive committee be-
cause of a complaint filed with
the Office of Student Affairs by
a resident advisor in South Qaud-
The complaint charged the fra-
ternity, which is located next to
the quad, with causing a disturb-
ance last Wednesday. At the time,
members of the fraternity were
wrecking an old car in their park-
ing lot by throwing rocks and ce-
ment blocks at it.
In discussing the case, the com-
mittee expressed considerable con-
cern over hostile feeling between
many residents of the quad and
members of Beta Theta Pi.
Pass Resolution
As part of its decision, the com-
mittee passed a resolution ack-
nowledging that Beta Theta Pi
is not solely responsible for inci-
dents involving South Quad and
the fraternity. The resolution
further established a committee
consisting of the IFC president.
t --h a nrirntf fa na . P

All State Colleges
Cut by5 Per Cent
Money for East Medical Bldg.
Taken from Capital Outlay Plan
Claiming there was insufficient justification for the Sen-
ate approved higher 'education appropriations increase, the
House Ways and Means Committee cut the ten state colleges'
and universities' operating budget requests by five per cent
across the board last night.
The University's $44 million operating budget levy as
submitted by Gov. George Romney and approved by the Sen-
ate was cut to $41.8 million.
The University's capital outlay request was cut $300,000
to $5.4 million. The $300,000 was originally designated for
remodeling East Medical Bldg. This year's operating budget
is $38,2 million. The proposed

Return for Third Fall Festival

has been. appearing on the off-
Broadway stage in New York.
"Man and Superman" by Shaw is
the only one of the ,three per-
formances that is a part of the
APA's repertory. A fourth pro-
duction, as yet to be announced,
will complete the fall program.
In addition, the PTP will pre-
sent their Play of the Month
Series, with five international and
Broadway attractions, to be an-
nounced in the future, December
through April. There will be a
New Play Project production in

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