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Relate History of Daily, Board in Control Reld


(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of two articles describing the
history of relations between The Daily and the Board in Control of
Student Publications.)
,The Michigan Daily was supposed to be under the Board in
Control of Student Publications for only a few years.
Instead, The Daily has remained under the Board for 59
Steps to create a Board were begun in 1903.
At a meeting of the University Senate 'in that year a
report was made on behalf of a special committee on non-
athletic student organizations, recommending that a board be
created to "regulate the Daily."
An editorial in a 1903 issue of The Daily explained that the
"Senate decided that The Daily was not truly representative of
student interests and they determined to buy the paper and
place it in the hands of the students." Through its board the
Senate purchased The Daily from the stockholders who formerly
owned the paper.
Management Committee
"The Daily was not, however, purchased outright. The Senate
determined that a committee 'should be formed to manage the

paper and that the stockholders should be paid out of the net
profits of the paper from year to year. As soon as this debt was
paid the Senate intends to turn The Daily completely into the
hands of the students.
"This managing committee was to be composed of four
members of the faculty and three students appointed by and
from the student body."
The editorial also explained that any rumors which said that
the managing committee intended to exercise censorship over the
paper were absolutely untrue. In stating the policy of the managing
committee the editorial said that "it desires to stimulate to the
highest degree student interest in the paper and it fully realizes
that student interest cannot be 'maintained in a paper whose
columns are censored and inspired by faculty members."
The first meeting of the Board in Control of The Michigan
Daily was held in November, 1993. In 1908 the University Senate
extended the jurisdiction of the Board to cover all periodical
publications edited by members of the student body and changed
the name to the Board in Control of Student Publications.
Plans Office
The Board began plans in 1913 for a University-owned print-
ing plant and offices for the student publications. In 1914 the

Board was operating under a five year contract in which the
Ann Arbor Press printed The Daily and furnished office space
for all of the student publications in its building on Maynard
Street. The present Student Publications Building was completed
in 1932.
In 1919 the Regents incorporated the Board as a nonprofit
corporation and provided for the selection of its members in
the bylaws.
Four members were to be appointed by the President from the
University Senate and three were to be elected by the students
from the student body.
In 1932 the Regents adopted a bylaw providing for one of
the four faculty members on the Board to be the Dean of Students,
ex officio. A committee on University publications of the Alumni
Advisory Council held a meeting in 1932 at which it was pointed
out that The Daily was regarded by many as an official organ
of the University. The committee recommended that there should
be somewhat stricter control of .the material included in the
paper. As a result of this suggestion two almni actively engaged
in newspaper work were added to the Board in 1933.
They served on the Board without voting power until 1941.
At this time the Regents adopted a new bylaw which increased

the faculty membership to six and gave the alumni voting power.
In 1954 when the change in administrative offices was made,
the vice president for student affairs sat on the Board as an
ex officio in place of the Dean of Students.
A new bylaw was adopted in 1960 which added the Director
for University Relations as an ex officio of the Board. In practice
he had been sitting on the Board since 1956.
Broadly Fixed Rules
'Although the role of the Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications is fixed very broadly by the Regents, its specific functions
are controlled in large measure by tradition," Prof. Olin Browder,
chairman of the Board, said.
"One of the traditions is to respect the editorial freedom with-
in the law of libel and within the Code of Ethics. The Code is
not a set of rules set up by the Board, but rather principles
founded by the staff and approved by the Board, he said.
The Board is primarily responsible for the financial solvency
of 'all of the operations that proceed under its authority.
In regard to the editorial staff, the Board must insure
that there is no violation of the law in any publication and the
Code of Ethics is respected. Also, the Board appoints the senior
staffs of the various publications in the spring of each year.

Students To Undergo
Housing Experiment
Plan Features Informal Contact
With Instructors, Faculty Advisors
Acting City Editor
The literary college executive committee and the residence halls
are preparing to undertake a joint venture in student living next fall,
according to East Quadrangle Director John H. Taylor.
Greene House, in East Quad, will be converted into a living unit
where students will come in informal contact with their, instructors
and other faculty members outside the classroom. This would create
the type of living unit now being successfully operated at Harvard,
Yale, and Oxford Universities, Taylor said.
It is possible that the students would have the same faculty
advisor, perhaps living right in the house; classes and seminars could
H be held in the house; and students
could be assigned to the same see-
H it F.' e t ons in freshman English and
H it J~aw ett other beginning courses.



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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom

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On Rally Ban
The faculty and students of Ohio
State University are at odds with
President Novice G. Fawcett, fol-
lowing Fawcett's cancellation last
Wednesday of a "civil rights rally"
sponsored by the Students for
Liberal Action.
Justifying the "indefinite" post-
ponement of the meeting, Fawcett
"This judgment is based on that
portion of University Rule 21.09
which states, . . . those whose
views do not contribute in some
way to the University's educational
program are not acceptable as
guest speakers.' "
The speaker in question is
Philip Luce of The Emergency
Civil Liberties Committee. He and
two associates were to have spoken
on HUAC.
William W. Van Alstyne, associ-
ate professor of law, delineated
the two issues involved in the con-
flict. "First, there is the general
issue of the right to have speakers
of any opinion on the campus.
Then there is the question of final
authority in planning the speak-
ers who do come."
In the last week action has been
taken by students and faculty to
establish clear policy with regard
to these questions.
Student Senate passed a motion
protesting Fawcett's action, affirm-
ing "the right of the OSU student
body Ito decide for themselves
which speakers to hear and what
views to accept . .."
Several ad hoc groups of sta-
dents have protested the-cancella-
tion in protest rallies.
Writing in Friday's edition of
The Ohio State Lantern, the cam-
pus newspaper, Van Alstyne said
. the power to initiate and
withdraw invitations for guest
speakers to appear on campus has
been delegated to faculty members,
and that no authority to overrule
. . . has been delegated to any
other member of the university

Still Tentative
Taylor emphasized that the pro-
gram was still in the -planning
stages and that definite details
were still up in the air. He noted
that there was even the possibility
of linking the project with a simi-
lar one ini one of the women's
The East Quad director said that
the launching of the program was
partially as a result of a recent
survey by Syracuse - University of
16 of the nation's top colleges.
"Syracuse found that freshmen
were quite, disappointed at what
was expected of them by their
peers," he said. "In creating a spe-
cial atmosphere in Greene House,
we're hoping to have the upper-
classmen set a high level of, ex-
pectancy-for the incoming stu-
No Special Standard
He said that the residents of the
house were not going to be selected
on any special basis, but just
through the normal process.
"This will ensure an impartial
experiment," he said. "We don't
necessarily want model students,
because we wouldn't be sure the
program would work under regu-
lar conditions."
Taylor said 'that the level of ex-
pectancy freshmen encountered is
important. "If they discover the
thing to do is fill one's waste
basket with water, lean it against
a neighbor's door, and knock, they
will soon adjust to that level of
expectancy. But if they discover
the lounge to be a place for dis-
cussion of current affairs, they will
strive for that level."
Academic Emphasis
The new program will place an
emphasis on academic pursuits,
but it will not de-emphasize ath-
letics or extra-curricular activities.
"We wouldn't want the students
to become isolated or an ingroup;
that would defeat the project.".
Taylor said that the success of
the program depended on its re-
ception by- the upperclassmen in
the house. "We hope to create a
certain atmosphere that will per-
meate the whole house and in
which the incoming student will
find himself immersed."

SGC Relents
In Sigma Nu
Violation Act
Student Government Council's
Committee on Membership with-
drew its recommendation asking
that Gamma Nu chapter of Sigma
Nu fraternity be found in viola-
tion of Council regulations on
membership at last night's Council
The letter from Jesse McCorry,
chairman, said that the waiver
granted by the fraternity national
has made it possible for Sigma Nu
to pledge and initiate men in
compliance with Council's regula-
tion of May 18, 1960.
The motion concerning The
Daily, introduced last week by
Robert Ross, '63, was lifted off
the table by a 7-6 vote. The Coun-
cil postponed discussion on the
Ross motion until next week, how-
ever, because of the time shortage
caused by the 9:20 p.m. adjourn-
ment time set by SGC.
Council also approved a change
in the constitution of Joint Judici-
ary Council which altered the
method of interviewing and nomi-
nating new members.
The change sets up a screening
committee of two elected members
and two members of Joint Judic,
who will present the nominating
committee with candidates "who
meet the primary criteria set by
the nominating committee." A
unanimous vote of the screening
group will be needed to reject a
Robert Berger, '63, chairman of
Joint Judic, said that the reason
for the change was that in the
spring five positions open and
often 30-50 people petition. The
change will expedite the selection

R even ues
U Funds Dependent
""~ OnNuisancee Taxes
Appropriations Committee Agrees
On Budget Ceiling of $500 Million
The trend of thought in the legislature is to insist the
University and other state-supported institutions of higher
education raise tuition for additional revenue, Senate Appro-
priations Committee Chairman Elmer R. Porter (R-Blissfield)
ill participate said yesterday.
turing piano Porter, noting that his committee had agreed on a spend-
on of French ing ceiling of $500 million dollars - only $18 million more
is of Richard than last year, reiterated that tuition would have to be the

MAY FESTIVAL-Thor Johnson, Eugene Ormandy, and Byron Janis (left to right) wi
in the 69th annual festival which opens tonight with an all-Beethoven program fea
soloist Janis. Other programs will include an evening of British composers, an afterno
composers, a Russian program, a Dvorak program, and a concluding program of work;

Janis To Begin May Festival

Former Govern
Williams, in his
Governor's Not
rpublished by th
and telling of h
and observation
'=twelve years in
that, "The futur
lies in the excellei
tiveness of its ed
In order to reta
"one of the fines
systems in the c
liams sought du
"Federal tax
for the costs of
tion to the indivic
"Better pay, bet
and respect .
eliminate our sho

The 69th annual May Festival
wil open tonight at 8:30 in Hill
Aud. with an all-Beethoven pro-
gram featuring piano soloist Byron
Janis and the Philadelphia Or-I
chestra with Eugene Ormandy
The program will begin with
the Overture to "Coriolanus," bas-
ed on the drama "Coriolanus" by
Heinrich Joseph von Collin.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, the
"Pastorale," will follow.
The "Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
for Piano and Orchestra" will con-
clude tonight's presentation. Mr.
Janis will be the featured per-
former in the concerto.
Curtin To Sing
The second May Festival pro-
gram, Friday evening at 8:30, will
center on compositions of British
composers. Soloists Phyllis Curtin,
soprano, Richard Lewis, tenor, and
Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, will
be featured w'th the University
Choral Union and the Philadelphia
Orchestra. Thor Johnson will be
guest conductor of the Choral
Opening the program will be Sir
William Walton's . "Partita for
Orchestra." Lewis and Miss Curtin
will then sing excerpts from Wal-
ton's opera "Troilus and Cressida."
Following intermission, Miss
Curtin and Gramm, with the
Choral Union, will perform
Vaughan Williams' cantata "Dona
nobis pacem."
French Music
French composers will be fea-
tured in the Saturday performance
at 2:30 p.m. William Smith, as-
sistant conductor, will lead the
Philadelphia Orchestra with John
DeLancie, oboist, and Lorne Mun-
roe, violon - cellist, presenting
The program will open with
Gretry-Mottl's Overture to "Ce-
Stahr Resigns
Army Position
Stahr Jr. will leave as civilian

phale et Procris." Lalo's "Con-
certo in D Minor for Violoncello
and Orchestra" with Munroe will
Following intermission, three
works will be presented: "Suite
francaise" by Milhaud, "L'Horloge
de flore" by Francaix, with De-
Lancie and "La Valse," a choreo-
graphic poem, by Ravel.
Soloist Jerome Hines will . be
featured in Saturday evening's all-
Russian performance at 8:30.
"Fireworks," a fantasy for or-
chestra by Stravinsky, will be
first on the program. The Phila-
delphia Orchestra with Ormandy
conducting will then present Pro-
kofiev's "Classical Symphony in
D Major."
'Godunov' Excerpts
Hines will sing excerpts from
"Boris Godunov," an opera by
Moussorgsky. The excerpts include
the coronation scene, monologue,

the seige of Kazan, hallucination
scene and farewell and death of
Boris. The final number will be
Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 6
in B Minor," the "Pathetique."
The fifth concert at 2:30 Sun-
day will be Dvorak's "Requiem
Mass." The Choral Union and
Johnson as guest conductor and
the Philadelphia Orchestra will
present the "Requiem" with solo-
ists Miss Curtin, Lili Chookasian,
contralto, Lewis and Gramm.
Concluding the May Festival
will be a program of the com-
positions by Richard Strauss.
Gyorgy Sandor, pianist, and An-
shel Brusilow, violinist, will be
featured as soloists. The presenta-
tion opens with the tone poem
"Don Juan," followed by "Bur-
leske" with Sandor as soloist.
Brusilow will conclude the pro-
gram with the tone poem "Ein

source of any substantial fund
increase for higher education.
He had made the same state-
ment at the beginning of the
legislative session.
University President Harlan H.
Hatcher said that the Regents had
"held in abeyance at the present
time until the legislature has com-
pleted its appropriation to the
University Executive Vice-Pres-
ident Marvin L. Niehuss noted
that although the Regents would.
make no decision until after ap-
propriations were made, that the
University has only two substan-
tial traditional means of support,
appropriations and tuition.
The University has asked the
state for an additional $4-5 million
for operating funds this year.
No hearings have yet been held
by Porter's committee on educa-
tional appropriations.


or G. Mennen
new book, "A
tes," which is
he University,
is experiences
z duringrhis
office, writes
e of Michigan
once and effec-
ucational sys-
in and develop
st educational
country," Wil-
uring his six
higher educa-
ter conditions,
. in order to
rtage of fully

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
fourth in a series of nine articles
tracing the history of Michigan's
state-supported colleges.)
Plans call for the opening of
Grand Valley State College near
Grand Rapids in the fall of 1963
with a class of 250-300 freshmen.
The school, a general liberal
arts college, stands as the first
four-year state college or univer-
sity to be started in Michigan in
approximately 75 years.
I t RidiP~ nndlita dn 145R. 59


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School System
opment of excellence of stand- lature will demand a unified
ards at the U of M and MSU." control unless we can move co-
Takes Money ordination at a quicker and
On the question of federal aid more effective pace."
to education, Williams noted In working out a formula for
that "The federal government budget allotments to the Uni-'
takes seven out of every ten tax versity and MSU, Williams sug-«
dollars and contributes only gested a set amount for each
four out of every one hundred underclassman, a different
educational dollars." This situ- amount for each upperclass-
ation makes federal aid essen- man, and a special formula for
tial if the overall tax load is to graduate schools.
be kept at a reasonable level. On the office of the governor,
He expressed confidence that Williams noted that, "The Gov-
the University's Institute of ernor's power results only in
Science and Technology "is go- part from the constitution ands
ng to help make Michigan a statutes. If the people are with
center of learning, research and you, you can do just about any-
high pay, high profit, research thing; whereas if the people ari
oriented industry." not with you, you cannot, oi
When Williams became Gov- can, only with the greatest difli- <"
ernor he found that one of the culty, exercise many of the pow-
most neglected areas of Michi- ers that are yours under law."

Miller Notes Changes
In University Campus

Arthur Miller returned to his
alma mater yesterday.
The 46-year-old Pulitzer Prize-
winning playwright took a whistle-
stop look at the campus while he
enrolled his daughter in next fall's
freshman class.
The tall, dark, rugged looking
author, who graduated in 1938,
looked at the central campus
buildings that weren't here before.
"Many of the vistas are gone
because of the needed classrooms.
But it's a matter of having the
vistas or the students. And I'd
rather have the students." he said.
He is now working on some
stories and a play to be produced
on Broadway while he tends his
shade tree farm in Connecticut.
"The University is more mech-
anized now," Miller said. "Stu-
dents are judged by their grades

The University appropriation is . ibcnueai tasa
dindicate a potential of 8,000-10,-
is brought in this year through the 000 students in the eight-county
imposition of various "nuisance area around Grand Rapids. By,
taxes." starting a eollege which is able
One such package, presented by to save costs in land acquisition,
Sen. Carlton Morris (R-Kalama- building utilization, and advanced
zoo), would offer a six year. $150 instructional methods with year-
million capital' outlay bonding round programming, it is esti-
plan for higher education. mated that these students can be
Taxes presently being considered educated with significant econo-
by theHouse include a two-cent mies for therstate government and
per package boost in the cigarette the taxpayers.
tax. An additional two-cent per A capital outlay request of $1.8
bottle levy on beer, a four per cent million has been made for the
liquor excise tax and a four per construction and planning of three
cent charge on telephone and units to go up this summer. The
telegraoh services. The package board of control has approved
would bring in $63 million. these plans.
Other suggestions include a real The first building will feature
estate tax and a tax on profes- flexibility, containing not only
sional services, classrooms, library, and study fa-
Morris' package, if passed by the cilities, but also administrative
lpaislature. would bring in an es- and faculty offices, eating facili-
timated $83 million, ties, and emergency health service.
Republican moderates, dpfeated The college will begin with
in an attemot to pass an incomey '
tax, generally agreed to go alon uyear-round programming, but
wit nisnceta tow~ mstfull programming with four
with nuisance tax th hmostclasses will not be realized until
felt that tbhv could only be re-, 1967.
Pgardeo as "tpmnorarv c1tnti'yrc"197
n-ded to fulfill the state's fiscal Requirements for admission to
obligations and meet the mini- the college have not been deter-
a .nnropriations to state institu- mined yet.
tions.sIn addition to the school's pres-
idnnrl.Jme .mege r

End Vote Case
In Tennessee

ident, Prof. James Zumberge. for-
merly of the University's geology
department, a vice-president for
business and finance has been
chosen along with an assistant to
the president for academic affairs.


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