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High Schools

Prep are

'One-Up' Studen


Students coming, to the University from a large, comprehensive
high school may have social and educational advantages over students
from smaller schools, Assistant Director of Admissions Byron Groes-
beck believes.
In a large high school, -he says, students often have several
choices of course offerings and sometimes choices of instructors.
They are able to specialize to some extent in subject matter area,
which is usually not possible in smaller schools.
With many outside activities to participate in, these high school
students face many of the tensions experienced by University fresh-
men, due to conflicts of interest and shortage of time.
Forces Work
Consequently students are forced to budget their time, and to
develop good study habits if they expect to achieve their academic
and personal goals.
When they arrive on campus, they have learned to adapt to
many of the conditions less sophisticated freshmen find especially
Although some students from small high schools have had the

same experiences -as those from larger schools, Groesbeck points
out that this number is relatively small.
James H. Robertson, associate dean of the literary college,
stresses the fact that students from smaller high schools are subject
to less competition than those from large, metropolitan high schools.
Having been assured all through their preparatory careers that they
are effortlessly good, they are psychologically as well as academically
less well prepared for college.
Robertson also points out that the less competitive experiences
of these students makes it difficult to estimate the real significance
of their transcripts.
Groesbeck agreed that lack of competition can be a problem but
said he believes the top students from small schools compete against
internalized standards of excellence which are often very high. For
this reason, he believes they do not lose out by less direct competi-
tion with their contempararies.
Percentage Small
The percentage of applicants from less populated areas is small,
Groesbeck says, partly due to a misconception of the ;University as
a "big, cold place where a student is just a number."
Although there are no statistics available at present on the
numbers of students from rural areas as opposed to those from

urban centers, Groesbeck says the number applying from Michigan
areas north of the Bay City-Muskegon line is relatively small.
In making decisions on applicants from rural districts, the
admissions office keeps in mind all of the information it has avail-
able about the student's high school.
Use Records
From the records of former students and from personal know-
ledge of the staff and general quality of a high school, the office
is able to make some estimate of the meaning of the student's record.
In general, Groesbeck points out, the Admissions Office is a
little more cautious in accepting students from small communities.
In some respects, he says, it is worse for a student from a small
town to fail at the University than for one from a larger center
to do so.
"When a student from a small district is asked to leave the
University at the end of a year, everyone at home knows within
a day or two that he has flunked out," he says.
In the big cities, where such an occurrence is not news, or where
it does not spread so quickly, the reaction is not such a crushing
blow to the student.
For this reason, counselors from small high schools frequently.

urge the Admissions Office to avoid accepting students unless tb
are quite certain that the students are likely to succeed.
In speaking of a "small" or "large" community, Groesbeck w8
he is referring to the area served by the school. If a consolidat
school serves two or three towns, he explains, the total populatia
represented in the district may be reasonably large.
More Aware
In considering a student from a particular district, then, t
admissions office is more aware of the size of the graduating cla
than of the population of the particular town in which the stude
A hgih school graduating class with fewer than 75 students
usually considered "small." Groesbeck comments that many Michiga
high schools are in this category.
He believes that whatever can be done to consolidate hi@
schools is, generally speaking, to a community's advantage fro
an educational point of view and from the point of view of colle
Groesbeck comments that something ought to be done to e
courage the large group of able students who do not prepare I
and apply for admission to colleges.

Hatcher Sees Bright Future

Srt. isEan
Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom

I43ait i

(EDITOR'S NOTE - This article
was written especially for The Daily
by University President Harlan
Hatcher. It is intended to serve as
an introduction to the special sec-
tion in today's magazine, "Class of
198s: A Look at the University Two
Decades from Now.")
Five years from now, the Uni-
versity will mark its sesquicenten-.
It will then have been 150 years
since a judge, a priest and a min-
ister in the fur-trading settlement,
of Detroit established "The Uni-
versity of Michigania."
What will be the nature of the
institution as it pauses to observe
its first century and a half? What
will it be like 30 years from today,
on the 175th anniversary of its
One may attempt to answer
these questions both qualitatively
and quantitatively.
National Renown
I have no doubt whatsoever that
the University of the future will
continue to be'distinguished by a
faculty of national renown, aca-
demic programs responsive to the
needs of its times, rich resources
in books, machines and facilities,
and, of course, by a student body
of high competence.
We shall have always a strong,
active and able group of under-
graduates, selected by ever-im-
proving methods to insure admis-
sion to those best able to live and
grow and participate in the Uni-
versity environment.-
Surely there will be continued
growth, as well,-growth in total
enrollment, in the. physical plant,
in the scholarly studies of, the
faculty, in the services which the

University radiates in widening
circles around the entire globe.
Careful Reappraisal
Perhaps by 1967, the University
will have a student body of 28,000
to 30,000, at which time we shall
make a most careful reappraisal of
development beyond that point.
The graduate school will con-
tinue to grow in scope and depth.
Even by the time of our sesquicen-
tennial, I am sure the state and
nation will have far greater ap-
preciation for the value and
financial requirements for work at
the advanced levels.
The professional schools will
likewise continue to expand, en-
larging their knowledge and feed-
ing it back into the skills and
understanding of their respective
Massive Advance
And, interlocking with all of
these missions, there will be a
continued, massive advance of re-
search on all fronts, involving
students, faculty and staff in the
adventure and excitement of the
conquest of ignorance and the im-
provement of man's well being. At
the same time, equal energy,
earnestness, skill and faith will be
brought to bear by dedicated men-
and women in the letters, arts,
music, in the humane learning of
the social sciences.
Exciting new programs' and ex-
periments lie ahead.
We shall explore methods for
improving the quality of our in-
struction and student relation-
ships. We shall be creating new
centers on the frontiers of human
understanding. We shall strive to
gauge at each step what the future
will expect of the institution. We
shall attempt to broaden the base

of public understanding and sup-
port of higher education through
our alumni, faculty, students and
Difficult Problems
We will be faced, as always, with
difficult problems and challenges,
but these are the hallmark of a
great institution in turbulent
times. With the vast and varied
resources at our command, we
shall meet these tasks as best we
Higher education, the nation
and this University are on the
verge of a wondrous new age. The
hunger for knowledge is stirring
whole generations of youth. The
systematic search for knowledge
has given rise to a whole new in-
dustry of exploration. The em-
ployment of knowledge in building
national defense, seeking peace,
and uplifting mankind around the
world will occupy us for many
decades to come.
The University will have a part
in these efforts. Indeed, it will be
a national leader in them. For this
has been the University's mission
since its inception, and this is the
University's destiny in the years
Lemnitzer Plans
To Tour Pacific
man L. Lemnitzer, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will leave
today on a Pacifie trip which will
include South Viet Nam.
This will be his first on-the-spot
visit to Viet Nam since the United
States began builidng up its mili-
tary assistance program there.

U'Pooses New Constructio


b rr m a: b:UNIVERSITY
Henry iSimonCs Fi

PRESIDENTS'.. ... .:.::s:
rieze, 1869-1871
like President ed. 'Mixed classes are unthink-
,just when ten- able. University studies will
greatest, Haven produce shocking situations
ted the presi- when men' and women use ther
vestern Univer- same classroom."f
ryone calmed "Can you imagine what will
happen here if we attempt to
?resident Haven teach the facts of anatomy to
signed to be- women in the presence of a
of Northwest- class full of men?" the medical
school asked in horror.
But President Frieze brushed
it all off. "If she's qualified, let
her in," he said.
After passing an extraordin-
arily stiff entrance exam, Miss
Stockwell entered the Univer-
sity as 'a sophomore, as she
had earned enough extra
credits at Kalamazoo College.
* * *
". ' BUT THE FACULTY wasn't
:.. about to be swayed and the pre-
viously warring factions joined
forces to fight this insidious
thing. The medical department
served notice that an entire
duplicate staff must be retain-
ed and female instruction car-.
ried on in separate rooms.
President Frieze was unable
to shake this stand, and it went
on for several years.
But Miss Stockwell's en-
trance had another long range
I nothing to do effect. Noting her intelligence
and the stiffness of her exam,
eturned to nor- President Frieze abolished the
!rieze set about entrance exam for qualified
a separate de- Michigan students.
Zeopathic medi- President Frieze was relieved
om the medical of his post in 1871, when the
clearly wanted Regents finally tied down a
ith the matter. permanent replacement. He
appeased the served again in 1880-82 and
iat moment, he 1887-88, when it was necessary
them to give for his successor to be absent
"in a moment from Ann Arbor.
ity," $15,000 a He died in 1889, a respected
ears, instead of leader -in the field of education,
as promised in but he was also an accomplish-
ilty got their ed musician and connoisseur of
raises and re- fine arts. He donated his col-
sident Frieze's lection of Roman busts to the
Santa Claus. University to form the nucleus
of its Fine Arts Collection.
:ER DECISION His death brought about the
-te dision first state funeral in the his-
-the admission tory of the University, and it
an to the Ui- left many memorials to his

Plan Housing'
At Dearborn,
'Med Center
The University will likely erect
$3.9 million in new buildings at
the Medical and Dearborn Centers.
It is seeking approval by the
state legislature for a 300-unit
housing structure in the Medical
Center and a 100-apartment resi-
dence unit at its Dearborn Center.
The projects are part of a $25.5
million package of self-liquidating
construction projects submitted to
the Legislature by Rep. James F.
Warner (R-Ypsilanti).
No State Funds
The undertakings would not re-
quire funds from the Legislature,
as they would be financed by bond
issues which would be liquidated
by revenues from the housing
The proposed Medical Center
housing, expected to cost $2.6 mil-
lion, is one part of a larger 10-15
year development plan for the
Medical Center announced last
January by Vice-President for-
Business and Finance Wilbur K.
The entire $29 million develop-
ment plan includes completion of
the second medical science unit,
addition of a 200-bed children's
hospital, continued renovation of
University Hospital, addition of
the Hearing Research Institute,
and further expansion of research
For Student Use
Dean William N. Hubbard, Jr.,
of the Medical School explained
that the new housing units would
be used for medical students
studying in the hospital, and pa-
tients who are not confined to bed
but must remain near the hospital
for diagnostic reasons.
"Present conditions are inade-
quate for the whole group of para-
medical students working with the
hospital, and the building progress
for the second unit of the Medical
Science Building will eliminate
Beal House, which is now used for
the patients undergoing diag-
nosis," Dean Hubbard explained.
"This project is not primarily
an educational unit as such. It
would be a functional part of the
University Hospital," he added.
No Specifics
The specific location and details
of the proposed housing project
have not been decided, Dean Hub-
bard said.
The $1.3 million Dearborn Cen-
ter project would provide apart-
ments for married students and
faculty members in their first
years of employment.
Shriver Views
Corps' Policy
WASHINGTON M) - Director
Sargent Shriver of the Peace Corps
indicated yesterday that if a Com-
munist country asked for volun-
teers it would get them.
Appearing on a television inter-
view program (Opinion in the
Capital-Metropolitan Broadcast-
ing) Shriver said it is possible
Communist countries might ask







Kennedy Seeks





-AP Wirephoto
LETTER TO KHRUSHCHEV-Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary reads to reporters the
text of a letter President Kennedy sent to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on March 7 pro-
posing space cooperation. Kennedy suggested future joint efforts for travel to the moon and
planets, weather forecasting and global communications.




Syria, Is:
TEL AVIV (T) -- A United Na-
tions cease-fire early yesterday
halted the hottest frontier battle
in two years between Syria and Is-
Both sides had thrown in ar-
tillery and warplanes along the
sea of Galilee and both claimed
As the fighting raged, two Is-
raeli planes dropped bombs on
Northern Jordan near the scene
of the battle, a Jordanian military
spokesman said in Amman.
Authorities in Jordan announced
they had offered military support
to Syria against Isreal-"The com-
mon enemy."
Syria accused Israel of treachery
and aggression. Mrs. Golda Meir,
Israel's Foreign Minister, declared,
"We had no alternative but to
take action against the Syrian
military positions from which fir-
ing was directed at Israeli fisher-
man and police boats."
Claim Aggression
An Israeli army spokesman said
units of Israel's army stormed a
Syrian stronghold on the east
coast of the Sea of Galilee, blew
up its fortifications and killed 30
Syrians at a cost of 5'Israelis dead
and 10 wounded.
Syria said the Israelis were re-
pulsed with the loss of four tanks
Predict Chinese
Atomic Testing

rael Cease Fi'*ghting


and numerous casualties and that
artillery set ablaze the base from
which the attack was launched.
Syrian casualties were given as one
dead, five wounded. Israel denied
any tanks were involved.-
Syrians Claim
Syiia claimed 200 or more Is-
raeli soldiers were killed in the
The claim was made by Syrian's
southern border commander as
he talked to reporters at a Syrian
hilltop position overlooking the
battle scene.
The night attack came after
several ' days of clashes on the
waters of the Sea of Galilee in
which each side had accused the

other of provoking incidents in-
volving gunboats and fishermen.
An Israeli army spokesman said
three columns of troops, their
strength not disclosed, launched
the attack northward up the East
coast of the Sea of Galilee.
Israel claims the Sea of Galilee
is all Israel.
The objective was a village
known as Northern Nukev, which
the spokesman said had been con-
verted into a stronghold. It was
from Northern Nukev, he charged,
that Syrian guns had been- attack-
ing Israeli fishermen in the Sea.
The UN truce headquarters an-
nounced a cease-fire finally was
reached about 5 a.m.

Five Pomts
In Dispatch
Teo Russians
Letter to Khrushche
Proposes Satellites,
Mapping, Exploratio
WASHINGTON M) - Preside:
John F. Kennedy has proposed
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushch(
a five-point program of Unite
States-Soviet cooperation in spac
including weather satellites, corn
munications satellites and glob
mapping and space medicine.
In a letter to Khrushchev, KeJ
nedy raised also the possibiliti
of joint United States-Soviet e:
ploration of the moon's surfa
and of sending men on scientif
voyages 'to Mars or Venus.
The White House made pub.
the Kennedy letter yesterday.
was dated March 7 and was
response to a general Khrushch
proposal for space cooperatic
contained in a congratulato
message to Kennedy on la
month's orbital flight by Astrona
John H. Glenn Jr.
Discuss Monday
Kennedy proposed that Unit(
States and Soviet representativ
coming to New York for a Unit(
Nations outer space committ
meeting starting Monday, me
privately to discuss the Kenne(
Presidential, Press Secreta:
Pierre Salinger said Khrushch
has not yet replied to the Kenne
letter. However, this was not r
garded as significant by Washin
ton experts.
Kennedy specifically suggest
these five steps as a starter:
1. Joint establishment of ;
early weather satellite system '
provide global weather data I
prompt use by any nation."
Tracking Stations
2. Establishment of radio trac
ing stations in America and Rt
sia which will provide tracki
services of space shots for t
other country.
3. The United States and Rt
sia would each send up coore
nated satellites to be used .
mapping the earth magnetic fie
4. A joining by the Soviet Unix
in a cooperative effort alreai
underwayobetween the Unit
States and a number of ot
countries in experimental cor
munications by satellite. The gc
would be a system of communic
tions, including TV, connecti
Medicine Pool
5. A pooling and exchange
United States and Soviet knol
edge in the field of space medicir
Kennedy told Khrushchev t
United States is ready also to d

'M' Icers Triumph,
Capture Third Spo



Special To The Daily
UTICA - The Michigan hockey
team captured third place in the
NCAA hockey tournament yester-
day afternoon defeating St. Law-
rence, 5-1.
The Wolverines did not fall vic-
tim to overconfidence as they did
Thursday night in the opening
game against Clarkston. The win-
ning goal was scored before two


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