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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom


LXXII, No. 90


ilson Gets Appointment
.s Temporary IST Head








At their regular meeting Jan.
19, the Regents approved the ap-
pointment of Prof. James T. Wil-
son, associate director of the In-
stitute for Science and Technolo-
gy, as acting director, replacing
Prof. Joseph Boyd, who/resigned
Feb. 1.
They also appointed Prof. John
L. Oncley of Harvard University
as director of the Biophysics Re-
search Division of IST and Prof.
George W. Stroke of the Massa-
chusetts Institute of Technology
as professor of electrical engineer-
ing in the engineering college.
Both men will assume their posts
next fall.
Held Scholarship
Prof. Oncley was elected to the
National Academy of Sciences in
1947. He graduated from South-
western College at Winfield, Kan.,
in 1929 and from the University of
Wisconsin in 1932. In 1953, he
held the. Guggenheim and Ful-
bright scholarships to King's Col-
lege in London.
Prof. Stroke has been with MIT
since 1951, and according to Dean
Stephen S. Attwood of the engi-
neering college, "his presence here
will add strength in the exploita-
tion of the new 'laser' instrumen-
tation technique, using quantum
electronic principles for generat-
ing in the visible spectrum radia-
tion having the signal coherence
of radio and radar waves."
Until Prof. Wilson accepted his
initial IST position, he had been
chairman of the geology depart-

ment since 1956 and had been at
the University since 1940. He
graduated from the University of
California in 1935.
Approve Contracts
The Regents also approved the
contracts for construction of the
new IST building, basing a proj-'
ect budget on low bids totalling
over $3.1 million, $2.7 million of
which will be provided by state
appropriation, and the rest by the
National Institute of Health.
The contract for, general archi-
tecture and structural trades was
awargied to Spence Bros. of Sagi-
naw, mechanical trades to Shaw-
Winkler, Inc. of Detroit; building
electrical work to Turner Electric
Service of Ann Arbor, and electri-
cal and telephone services to Long
Electric. Co. of Detroit.
Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont re-
ported that former Regent Charles
S. Kennedy of Detroit wishes the
$10.000 given the University in his
name to be "loaned as a revolving
fund to needy students at a low
interest rate." The Regents ap-
proved the request.
Establishes Endowment
Northern Trust Co. of Chicago
advised the University that Ger-
trude H. Newbury of Buchanan
has established the F. Ernest New-
bury Fund for endowment of the
University, the interest to be used
for scholarships, in the overall
amount of $15,000, according to
The Regents amended the By-
laws, Sec. 4.03, concerning the

Senate Advisory Committee or
University Affairs -Membership
to hike the size of the committeE
from 17 to 19 members, to include
representatives from the Flint Col-
lege and the Dearborn Center.
They also amended Sec. 29.08,
to increase the Board in Contro]
of Intercollegiate Athletics, from
7 to 9 members, each holding of-
fice for no more than two three-
year terms.
Increase Representation
They amended Sec. 31.08 to in-
crease the University Senate rep-
resentation on the Board of Gov-
ernors of Religious Affairs from
five to seven members, extending
the terms of the student members
from one to two years, adding the
chairman of the religion studies
committee in the literary college
as an ex-officio member, and de-
leting reference to Lane Hall, since
the office is now located in the
Student Activities Bldg.
The Regents established a de-
gree program in thebpharmacy
college leading to a bachelor of
science in medicinal chemistry,
beginning next fall, and they
granted permission to the public
health school to cease admitting
new students for degrees in pub-
lic health nursing after Septem-
As the meeting closed, Regent
Irene Murphy of Birmingham
noted that the occasion marked
the shattering of 130 years of
tradition, since for the first time
in the University's history, a mem-
ber of the general public attended
a Regentsrmeeting. Thirteen-year-
old, Willard R. Huss of Niles, a
page for the Speaker in the House
of Representatives, is credited with
the feat.


Asks Money
For Schools,
Calls Budget Realistic
For 'Dynamic State'

Gov. John B. Swainson proposed
a record $528.3 million budget to
the Legislature last month.
The governor's proposals repre-
sent an increase of 14 per cent
over current spending. Most of
the increase would be earmarked
for state school aid, state colleges
and universities, mental health
programs and. welfare programs.
Swainson described his plan as
a "realistic budget for a dynamic
state of nearly eight million ped-
ple responding t~o the inspiring
potentials of the space age we
have entered."
-- Wide Program
The proposal contains a far-
reaching construction program for
mental institutions, colleges and
universities and capital develop-
The $56.2 million construction
program would supplement $22.6
million the governor asked for
construction from current revenue
to complete or continue projects
under way now.
The $56.2 million ' program
would include $33.6 million for
educational buildings, $12.2 mil-
lion for development in the Lans-
ing area and $7.2 million for men-
tal health projects.
Current Revenues
Swainson estimated the state
will realize $468.3 million from cur-
rent revenue sources in the fiscal
year starting June 30 That is
nearly $9 million under his esti-
mate of a year ago for income in
the current fiscal year, a figure
reduced in the interim because tax
revenues failed to live up to ex-
His new tax program will yield
another $71 million, leaving $11
million over his spending pro-
posals which would be applied
against a state treasury deficit
expected to top $90 million by the
end of the current fiscal year.
Swainson proposed a $15 million
increase for higher education
operations, including $12 million
for the 10 state colleges and uni-
versities and 16 community col-
leges. The total would go up to
$124.6 million.

College Council Finds
Education Budget Shortj
The Michigan Council of State CollegePresidents unanimously
agreed last week that Gov. John B. Swainson's recommended budgets
for higher education was extremely inadequate.
Meeting at Kellogg Center in East Lansing, the Council found
the governor's figures, representing an increase of $10.5 million, falls
far short of meeting the state's minimum education needs. It was
little more than one-third of the amount submitted in requested
budget increases by the nine colleges and universities.
They had requested a net increase of $27,904,056 had been indi-
cated as; essential for anticipated enrollment increases, enlarged plant
operation costs, salary and wage adjustments, restoration or im-
provement of existing programs and services and other costs.
Budget Low
The budget, under fire for overestimation of needs, was actually
"unrealistically low," the Council observed.
They pointed particularly at the enrollment predications that
indicate from 7,000 to 8,000 additional qualified students seeking ad-
'mittance to Michigan's state col-

WSU To Keep
Present Fees;


No Boost

}" JB t

Welcome back to Ann Arbor,
and feel free to browse in
the John Leidy Shop.' We are

Wayne State University, having
received no encouragement on
their proposed deal with the Leg-
islature, voted last week to con-
tinue present tuition fees for the
spring semester.
Three months ago, WSU offer-
ed to boost tuition for the spring
'semester by $16 if the Legislature
would make a deficiency appro-
priation of $217 thousand to re-
store the amount cut from its
current budget.
The appropriation would have
allowed WSU to accept some 700
qualified students turned away last
fall. House Ways and Means Com-
mittee Chairman Arnell E. Eng-,
strom (R-Traverse City) said that
WSU would get no special con-
sideration when the proposal was
Although that deal was off,
Leonard Woodcock, chairman of
the Board of Governors, reported
that WSU would not withdraw the
second part of its offer, which was
to increase tuition over a three-
year period from $280 to $450 a
The second WSU plan included
a deferred payment feature which
would make the cash increase $20
each year, with the balance defer-
red until after graduation.

leges next fall.
To handle this number, includ-
ing supporting services and main-
tenance of *new buildings con-
structed to accommodate. them,
will cost an additional $10,607,477,
or more new money than is con-
tained in the budget request.
This will leave unfunded defer-
red plant maintenance needs, in-
adequate equipment budgets, sal-
ary and wage adjustments and
plans to bolster deteriorating in-
structional programs.
Emergency Measures
Last fall the state institutions
accepted approximately 6,000 new
students without the added fi-
nances to provide adequate in-
structional facilities. They were
accommodated o n 1 y through
emergency use of temporary in-
structors and graduate assistants
at the expense of educational
quality and accompanying de-
partmental research, the Council
The presidents were emphatic
that "we cannot permit further
deteroriation of educational qual-
ity as more new students knock
at our doors."
All of the state institutions of,
higher learning are experiencing
extreme difficulty in keeping their
able faculty and staff because of
severe competition from commer-
cial and educational sources. To
head off further inroads the pres-
idents are requesting funds for
reasonable salary and wage ad-

Special To The Daily
ST. JOSEPH-A generally hos-
tile audience heard Gov. John B.
Swainson warn that Michigan
must have additional tax money in
order to "achieve a more pros-
perous, richer, abundant and
meaningful life for all of our
citizens," as he addressed the Gov-
ernor's Conference on Economic
Development, Jan. 31.
"It is not my purpose to take
the easy or convenient way," he
continued. "I intend to speak out.
as clearly and candidly as I can
on our common problems and
their rational solutions, despite
what I have been assured are
sizeable political hazards.
"Quite frankly, if such a stance
does jeopardize my political fu-
ture, so be it."
Shifts Blame
The governor shifted the blame
for Michigan's sagging economy to
the national economic picture. "If
the national economy is limping
along, the citizens of the other
49 states simply don't have the
money to buy Michigan products.
It's that simple."
He noted a basic vitality present
in Michigan, demonstrated by the
fact that the state has "weathered
the national economic storms
without even greater .damage."
Charles A. Rogers, of Muskegon,
regional representative for the
United Autoworkers, took the Leg-
See STRESSES, Page 3

At Meeting

Special To The Daily
LANSING-Gov. John B. Sv
son has proposed the enactme:
a 312 per cent corporate and
sonal income tax and a five
cent tax on financial institu
to cover the increased budge
has planned for the coming I
In a message before the L
lature on Jan. 26, the gove
told the lawmakers that the
tax would produce some $300
lion .in increased state revent
He also advocated complet
peal of the business activities
as a means of "relief" for bus:
in the state, exemption of m
facturing machinery and eq
1nent from the personal pror
tax, and elimination of the
per cent sales and use taxe
food and prescription drugs.
. Aid.Local Units
The governor added that
extra one-half per cent in
new income tax would go toN
aiding "the fiscal plight of
units of government."
Republicans however mad
clear that they were quite
satisfied with Gov. Swain
"I want to commend him
his straightforward approach
long. last," Speaker of the H
Don R. Pears (R-Buchanan) c
mented. "He has finally prese
a program that is not hidden
der the table and represen
versatile approach to taxatior
"It was as imaginative as E
in Wonderland' and as versati
the old 'shell game'"
Pears called the governor's
gram "a one-man flight to f
oblivion," and pointed out that
proposed income tax would v
a hardship on "the little mar
"His proposal provides absolu
no protection against an iner
to a rate of six per cent
people's earnings by 1965 o:
ten per cent by 1970. Add thi

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