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Str ujan
Seventy-One Years, of Editorial Freedom


Increasing cloudiness,
rain tonight.

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VOL. LXXII, No. 111




Group To Report
On Coed Housing
Regents Expect Board of Governors
To Comment on Feasibility of Idea

The Alumni Association and the
Development Council this week re-
ceived recommendations which
are expected to resolve a conflict
that has developed between the
two organizations.
The recommendations w e r e
made by a committee, appointed
last fall by University President
Harlan Hatcher. The committee
members are University Executive
Vice-President Marvin L. Niehuss,
Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont, and
Director of University Relations
Michael Radock.

Fo Resolve

Group s'Conflic

The wheels are starting to turn
slowly on a possible new Univer-
sity policy concerning co-educa-
tional housing.

.. 'nearer than you think'
Hold Rallies
NEW YORK (P) - Young con-
servatives and young liberals held
rival rallies here last night.
Some of the diametrically op-
posed youths found time to picket
each other.
Most, however, were content to
listen and cheer their respective
standard bearers - Sen. Barry
Goldwater (R-Ariz) for the con-
servatives and Sen. Hubert Hum-
phrey (D-Minn) for the liberals.
The battle of the ideologies grew
out of a long-planned rally at
Madison Square Garden by the
Young, Americans for, Freedom,
and the subsequent decision of
student members of the Americans
for 'Democratic Action and Young
Democrats torally at the same
time at St. Nicholas Arena.
YAF Liberation.
"World liberation from Com-
munism" was the YAF's theme,
while "stand up for Democracy"
was the liberals' rallying cry.
More than 17,000 conservatives
filled Madison Square Garden al-
most to capacity. Goldwater told
them that the conservative move-
ment "spells the twilight of radical
liberalism as it has been practiced
in this country for too long a
Humphrey scored both the ex-
treme rightists and leftists, saying
they "talk the same religion" and
"sleep in the same political bed."
'Empty Heads'
There were 2,500 young liberals
at the rally, filling only about half
of the arena. Humphrey referred
to this in his speech, saying that
"the problem in America is not
empty seats by empty heads."'
In a 20-minute speech Gold-
water said the threat of Commun-
ism has forced the United States
into a conservative position to
defend individual freedom.

A committee on co-ed housing
established by the Residence Halls
Board of Governors last October
will hold its first meeting today.
The five - member committee,
chaired by Francis C. Shiel, man-
ager of Service Enterprises, and a
board member, will deal with the
possibilities of o-ed housing in
existing, dormitories.
Regents concerned with the
problem of an overall policy state-
ment on co-ed housing expect that
the Board 'of Governors will soon
bring a ,report on the feasibility of
such housing before them, though
not at- the March meeting.
Reed Recommendation
While these is currently no such
housing in the University, the rec-
ommendation of the Reed report
that, "some residence halls should
be made co-educational," has stim-
ulated much interest in the sub-*
Regent Allen R. Sorenson feels
that "co-ed housing is a lot closer
to reality than many people
think." Sorenson- would like to
see specific proposals so that the
administration can form its policy.
Regent Donald M. D. Thurber
says that although he cannot
presently decide his position for
the future, he is "impressed with
the results of experiments in co-
ed housing which took place in
the quadrangles a few years ago."
Women in Quads
For a couple of years, until the
opening of Mary Markley in 1958,
women occupied specific houses in
South, East, and West Quad-
Regent Eugene B. Power adds,
"I have always been in favor of
co-ed housing. I feel it offers
many educational advantage's. It
is certainly a much more normal
living situation."1
Sorenson, Thurber, and Regent
Irene B. Murphy met informally
with a small group of students be-
fore the February Regents meet-"
ing to discuss topics of mutual
concern. The Regents at this
meeting were impressed with stu-
dent interest in co-ed housing,"
Sorenson says.
New Feeling
He notes a feeling among the
students that, "the Shiel commit-
tee hasn't done its job."
(These student-Regent meetings
are a new idea. They will take
place monthly to give the Regents
an opportunity for coser contact
with students.)
Shiel claims that his committee
has faced personnel problems, and
that he has no deadline within
-which to finish the report. He says
that it took a long time to get an,
Inter-Quadrangle Council member
for the committee.
Moch Comments
Former IQC President Thomas
Moch, '62E, who was responsible
for the original proposal whichj
established the Shiel committee,1
feels there is no reason for the+
long delay in calling a meeting.
The October motion instructs
the committee to have a .report
ready by the March meeting of1
the Board of Governors, which
takes place one week from Mon-

The Development Council, or-
ganized in 1954, is the fund-rais-
ing arm of the University and re-
sponsible to the University ad-
ministration. The Alumni Associa-
tion is a 65-year old corporation,
legally independent of University
Changing Character
At the core of the dispute is
the changing character of the
Alumni Association, which has
taken growing interest in the
operation and future of the Uni-
versity. A major part of this in-
terest is expressed by Alumni As-
sociation General Secretary John

E. Tirrell, who would like his or-
ganization to help the Develop-
ment Council raise funds from
Tirrell explained that the re-
sources of the Alumni Association
can be of great value in soliciting
funds from alumni.
He said that the day of the rac-
coon coat, when alumni were in-
terested only in the nostalgia of
their college days, is over, and
that today's alumni are anxious
to make a contribution to the fu-
ture of the University.
Until 1947 the Alumni Associa-
tion did no organized fund rais-

ing. In that year, the Student I Development Council as a perma-
Legislature, the predecessor of nent fund-raising" organization.
Student Government C o u n c i l, The Alumni Association, which at
asked for a living memorial to thethtimsowdnfralIe-
University's war dead. that time showed no formal inter-
The University then formed a est in soliciting financial support
special committee to raise money for the University, did not oppose
for the memorial-the Phoenix the formation of the new group.
"Atoms for Peace" Project. The In September, 1958, Tirrell be-
Alumni Association enthusiastical- came Alumni Association general
ly supported the project and help- secretary. And on Oct. 24, 1958, the
ed raise funds. Association's Board of Directors
Organizes Council organized a study committee "to
In 1954, after the Association examine the present organization-
had stopped raising money, and al structure of the Alumni Asso-
with the Phoenix Memorial Labor- ciation, its relationship to the Uni-
atories in need of more financ- versity and the Development
ing, the University organized the I Council."



Off eri





In September, 1959, the commit-
tee met with the committee of
the Development Council to dis-
cuss the relationship between that
group and the Alumni Associa-
More Progress
At this meeting it was decided
that more programs could be made
by forming a joint sub-committee
to study the problem. For nine
months, this sub-committee and
the original Alumni Association
committee were unable to form a
satisfactory definition of the rela-
tionship between the two organi-

Air Report
Suggest Changes
In Rules, Housing
Student Government Council
made recommendations last night
on the Office of Student Affairs
Study Committee Report, includ-
ing suggestions for major changes
in rule making and housing re-
quirements, and sent them to a
style committee for final drafting.
The style committee, composed
of SGC treasurer Steven Stock-
meyer, '63, and Brian Glick,. '62,
will combine the recommendations
approved by Council in committee
of the wholeinto onebstylistically
cohesive document by Sunday.
After formal approval, the docu-
ment will be sent to Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs James A.
After defeating a proposal by
the Council's structure committee
for a policy 'commission directly
responsible to the Regents with
the power to review OSA appoint-
ments, the Council adopted a sub-
stitute by Daily Editor John Rob-
erts, '62, creating such a committee
under the vice-president for stu-
dent services, which the vice-presi-
dent for student affairs post would
be retitled under a SGC proposal.
The student-faculty commission
would have the power to make
rules and regulations concerning
extra-classroom conduct subject to
Regent's policy and the review of
the vice-president of student serv-
The Council amended its hous-
ing committee report to limit com-
pulsory living in residence halls
to freshmen instead of men only
as originally proposed. It recom-
mended apartment permission for
women in their sophomore year.

'U' Incurs Heavy Loss
On Costs of Overhead
The University is losing money on research contracts which
do not cover all its overhead costs and pays the difference out
of- its state supported funds, administrative dean Robert Williams.
told the School of Education faculty Tuesday.
The percentage of these costs the contractor is willing to pay
is determined by negotiations and varies between 50 per cent for
the Department of Defense to less than 10 per cent for many
Williams said that the foundations believe "the University
should be performing this function anyhow, and they should not
charge us overhead on doing

raternity To Face
Possible C Action
Local Votes To Apply for Waiver
From Clause in National Charter
The Committee on Membership. in Student Organizations
has submitted a recommendation to Student Government
Council concerning.the compliance of Sigma Nu social fra-
ternity with the University regulation on membership selec-
tion, Council President Richard Nohl, '62BAd, announced last
Details of the recommendation were not made public.
This is the first case to be brought before the Council by
the membership committee. SGC may take disciplinary action
against Sigma Nu, includingy

Add Rutssian
Russian will now fulfill part of
the graduate language require-
The executive board of the graol-
uate school yesterday decided to
add "a reading knowledge of Rus-
sian to the basic language re-
quirement permitting the studejt
to elect any two: Russian, German
or French, except that a depart-
ment may specify any two of the
three it will require for its stu-
Associate -dean Howard S.
Bretsch of the graduate school
who made the announcement said
that many other graduate schools
accept Russian as one of several
languages to fulfill doctoral re-
Prof. John Mercereau, chairman
of the Slavic language department,
forsaw an increased demand for
Russian on the part of graduate
students. "We have had about 50
students per semester in the two
reading courses. The numbers rose
immediately after sputnik, and
have continued -to rise, although
at a slower rate."

something that they should be
doing with their own money."
Other Agencies
Williams indicated that other
government agencies such as the
National Science Foundation, and
the department of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare pay overhead
rates ranging between 15 and
25 per cent.
"It is clear, consequently, that
the University is supporting out
of its own funds the difference
between these rates and the 50
per cent which the Federal Gov-
ernment has agreed upon as a re-
sult of annual audits. The Uni-
versity takes the difference out
of its state supported funds," Wil-
liams said.
These overhead costs include the
use 'of University buildings and
physical plant, research admin-
istration expense and departmen-
tal library and general University
expenses such as salaries and
Fringe Benefits
In addition there are fringe
benefits and related items for'
which the University is respon-
sible. Some projects include more,
services for which they are willing
to pay than others. The Univer-
sity, therefore, must make budget-
ary provisions for payment of the
remainder of the overhead costs.
It is the difference between the
fixed rates of the various agencies.
which the University is obliged to
cover, Williams said.
"During the current year it is
estimated that the total overhead
revenue to the University will ap-
proximate $4.6 million. This sum
is not profit but based on a string-
ent financial audit of University
operations and effort by the Gov-
ernment to reimburse the Uni-
versity for expenditures actually
made, and auditors of the defense
Budget $4.6 Million
Williams said the $4.6 million
is budgeted to the Office of Re-
search Administration, the spon-
sored sections of the Institute for
Science and Technology, business
functions like accounting and pay-
roll, the research facilities at Wil-
low Run and staff insurance and
retirement benefits. The money is
used to assist in securing and ad-
ministering contracts and grants.
I -
StartD Irive
A "nrti" iet R, do e

... income taxes,

A ttack Plan'
Of Kenedy
WASHINGTON (W)--President
John F. Kennedy's proposal that
the chief executive be authorized
to cut income taxes temporarily if
a recession threatens got a cool
reception yesterday from the Sen-
ate-House Economics Committee.
Most Democratic members said
the "economic substance" of the
plan is good-but it would be prac-
ticable to work out an alternate
procedure under which Congress
itself could act fast to vote such
a cut.
Republicans and one Democrat,
Sen. William Proxmire of Wis-
consin, condemned the proposal
as an invasion of Congress' Con-
stitutional control of taxes. But
they indicated willingness to talk
about an alternate plan that would
leave the initiative with the law-
The committee issued majority
and minority reports on the Presi-
dent's economic report, on which
the committee held extensive hear-
ings with officials and specialists
from private life as witnesses.
The two sides agreed on some
recommendations in the interna-
tional economic field, notably that
it is time for Western European
countries to give the United States
tariff concessions and to take on
a bigger share of aid to underde-
veloped countries.

withdrawal of recognition,' if
it is found to be in violation of
the regulation.
Steward Loud, '62BAd, president.
of the local Sigma Nu chapter,
said the group has voted to apply
immediately to the national for a
waiver of its membership clause,
but declined to comment further
until after the Council takes ac-
The Sigma Nu national consti-
tution, Article IL Section 4 states:
"Membership Qualifications. Mem-
bers must be Men; free -born and
of free ancestry, and without Ne-
gro blood."
The University Regulation on
Membership in Student Organiza-
tions provides: "All recognized,
student organizations shall select
members on the basis of personal
merit and not race, color, religion,
creed, national origin, or ances-
The Council will not consider
the matter immediately. Nohl ex-
plained that he is presently work-
ing with Prof. Robert Harris of
the law school, the Committee's.
legal counsel, to study the rec-
Nohl said he hopes to recom-
mend a procedure for handling
the case to the Council next week.
"This case should not set a
precedent for disciplinary action
on future cases, since -each case
will be unique and the facts will
be, different," Interfraternity
Council President Robert Peterson,
'62, said.

Vows To KDill
Income Tax
LANSING - The Senate Taxa-
tion Committee was told candidly
yesterday that nuisance taxes are
not a solution to Michigan's fiscal
However, despite the opposition,
Clyde 'H. Geerlings (R-Holland),
committee chairman, said that it
is a question of either a nuisance
tax package or an income tax.
He said that "there will be no
income tax this year."
Geerlings vowed that his com-
mittee will klll every income tax
bill brought before it.
During a 90-minute hearing, 16
witnesses made clear that they
want no part of proposals to en-
act new taxes or increase taxes on
beer, liquor, cigarettes, telephone
use, services or wholesale business.
The tax proposals have been
given as a possible solution for
Michigan's need for a minimum
increase of $50 million this year.
Michael R. Spaniolo, a lobbyist
representing the Michigan Tobac-
co and Candy Distributors As-
sociation, said that the cigarette
smokers are suffering tax dis-
On every pack of cigarettes,
Xvichigan smokers pay a state
specific tax of five cents, a penny
sales tax and eight cents Federal
tax, he said.

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Parkinson Notes Metamorphosis

There is a fundamental law
which governs all medical re-
It says that: "Successful re-
search attracts the bigger grant
which makes further research
This law, which concerns the
inevitable metamorphosis of the
successful research scientist
into an administrator, was laid
down by British historian C.
Northcote Parkinson during a
recent meeting of the American
Federation for Clinical Re-
search held at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Med-
Cites Example -
Prof. Parkinson cited as an
example of the workings of his
law the case of Dr. Lockstock,
for years a close associate of

investigation of the hearing
ability and intelligence of mod-
ern song writers.
Organize Staff
But its soon as this program
got under way, Dr. Lockstock
found himself so busy with the
organization of his 432-man
staff, and the establishment of
"health schemes, vacation ros-
ter, recreational facilities and
pension rights" for them that
not only could he do no re-
search himself, he could not
even directly supervise anyone
else's research.
Prof. Parkinson noted that
the greatest amount of Dr.
Lockstock's time since 1948 has
been spent in futile efforts to
establish acceptable salary ra-
tios between scientifically and'
medically qualified researchers.
At the beginning of the project
both groups, since they were

this demand has led to Dr.
Lockstock's only discovery since
he began the project. This dis-
covery is simply that "medical
men are more concerned with
status than with money." The
doctors cannot be satisfied un-
til they earn more money than
the scientists. The scientists
would sooner see them all work-
ing for nothing than the doc-
tors earning more.
Prof. Parkinson also offered
several observations on hospital
administration and on the cur-
rent trend toward narrow spe-
"The current principles of
hospital administrations date
back to a period of history when
wages were low in comparison
with the cost of equipment," be
noted. "Things were more valu-
able than people, so it seemed
only reasonable to waste

this shift in balance that "all
hospitals were organized wrong-
ly from the start." Instead of
classifying and housing patients
in accordance with the particu-
lar illness, hospitals should
place them according to their
nursing needs.
The highly skilled, expensive
nurses could then be placed
with the most critically ill pa-
tients, and others left under
the care of personnel with less
Fading Field
On the subject, of the van-
ishing general practitioner,
Prof. Parkinson remarked that
"there is something to be said
for the creature who sees the
problem as a whole."
"Suppose, for example," he
told the medically trained
gathering, "that my words of
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Indirect Costs Plagu'e Harvard
S By JUDITH BLEIER government for little of its sup- ing costs on a dollar for dollE
One of the most serious prob- 'port, indirect costs are negligible basis also creates difficulties fi
lems which Harvard University and often difficult to identify. the university. ,
faces as a result of its increasing "In sufficient magnitudes, how- Matching tunds for teachir
involvement in federal programs ever, federal grants can make a facilities are much more difficu
is that of unreimbursed indirect university poorer rather than rich- to obtain than those for researc
costs on grants, a report on "Har- er by building up unreimbursed facilities, the report says.
vard and the Federal Government" costs," Harvard's public health schoc
says. The report indicates that some for example, has found priva
"Most spectacular in 1959-60 agencies, particularly the Depart- foundations, industries, and ind
were the unreimbursed costs aris- ment of Health, Education, and viduals, as well as the goveri
ing from research grants, which Welfare, have not felt obliged to ment, reluctant to finance teachir
made satisfactory allowance for pay the full institutional rate of facilities needed to train peop
direct, but not for indirect costs," 28.5 per cent for indirect costs. for the public health field.
Harvard officials report. Refusal to pay higher than an Question Involved
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