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MAY 40. 1962


Conference Views Future
Of University, Students

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Groun Stresses
Honors Program
The exceptional student-the
student admitted to the literary:
college Honors Program at some1
time during his career in the col-1
lege-and the treatment he re-
ceived and ought to receive dom-;
inated a discussion among 12 fac-
ulty members and students at-
tending the Conference yesterday.
The majority of these delegates
expressed the view that the Uni-
versity owes the best possible edu-
cation to the Honors student, for;
he will, by virtue of genetic super-
iority and willingness to work,
contribute most to society.
And, if a general downgrading
of the bulk of the undergraduates
not in the program is necessary to
afford this improved education, it
is quite justifiable.
Worthy Sacrifice?
Prof. Arnold Kaufman of the
philosophy department raised the
question of whether the sacrifice
of the best professors to a precious
few students at the expense of
nine-tenths of the undergraduates
is wise and ought to be policy.
Prof. Kaufman felt that the
systematic downgrading of the
"normal" undergraduate educa-
tion was not worth the superior
education given the Honors stu-
Discussion group co-leader Prof.
Otto Graf of the German depart-
ment, current director of the
Honors Program, asserted that the
sacrifice was quite good, not only
for the sake of the students in-
volved, but for certain professors
who "simply would not teach a
, "The justification for the Honors
Program is the same as a justifi-
cation for anything else-you see
how things would be without it.
If the program were eliminated, it
would be like spreading a million
dollars among a large population
-each person would come out two
dollars. richer, but the million-
aire would be ruined," Prof. Wil-
liam Le Veque of the mathamatics
department said.
No Justification Needed
Prof. Howard M. Ehrman of
the history department asserted
that the Honors Program, "like the
graduate school and various re-
search projects requires no justi-
fication-any such justification
would in fact have to be preceded
by a justification of the existance
of the University."
Ruth Galanter, '63, co-leader, of
the group, and a member of the
Honors Steering Committee, said
that the University has failed with
many of its non-honors students,
so that they do engage in the
"downgrading" interests Prof. Ehr-
mann had mentioned.
Lack of Inspiration
"But these 'mediocre' students
are not mediocre. The University
doesn't inspire them-sometimes,
through social connections, this
inspiration may occur, but it
should rightly 'be done in the
classroom. If we want educated
people, we must excite them to
education," Miss Galanter said.
However, Prof. Ehrmann argued
that the great number of under-
graduates are not academically-
"If you do this-if you feel the
bulk of students are not academic-
ally oriented, you, as a professor,.
will show it in your classes, and
your students will sense this at-
titude and act accordingly," Miss
Galanter said.
Prof. Le Veque added that "the
only way to maintain a great uni-
versity as such is by thinking of
students as adults and by con-
ducting classes with this thought
in mind."
journalism Assembly
V. V. McNitt of the McNaught
Syndicate will speak at the Jour-
nalism Honors and Award As-
sembly Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in

Aud. A.

Body Cites Apathy
Toward 'U' Needs
Ranging far and wide, Work-
shop B at the Conference on the
University generally conceded that
the University's relationship to the
state and the Legislature is not
a simple one.
But much of the problem was
found; to be in apathy or misun-
derstanding of the University's
And between those who do agree
that the University is entitled to
and needs more funds from the
Legislature there was still dis-
agreement about the source. of
those funds. Some favor increased
taxation and others call for finan-
cial cutbacks in other areas.
It was pointed out that the Leg-
islature, in the absence of added
tax revenue, hunted for further
sources of funds. One target is
the out-of-state student popula-
tions at the University, which leg-
islators contend is sapping the
financial beneficence of the state
without just cause.
It was pointed out that, al-
though the University is consti-
tutionally independent, it should
avoid airing its problems in pub-
The University's service to the
state was also considered. It was
pointed out that the extension
services of the various universities
overlap in some places and that
perhaps some manner of coordina-
tion should be undertaken to elim-
inate it.

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Building
before 2 p.m., two days preceding
General Notices
Commencement Instructions to Fac-
ulty Members: Convene at 4:15 p.m. in
the first floor lobby, Admin. Bldg. Buses
will be provided in front of the Admin.
Bldg. on State St. to take you to
the Stadium or Yost Field House to
join the procession and to take the
place assigned to you on stage, as
directed by the marshals; at the end
of the exercises buses will be ready in
driveway east of the Stadium or at
west side of Field House to bring you
back to the campus.
Distribution of Diplomas: If the
exercises are held in the Stadium,
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student Club,
Picnic, May 20, 6 p.m., 1511 Washtenaw.
.* * *
Graduate Outing Club, Canoeing, May
20 2 p.m., Rackham Bldg., Huron St.
S* * *
Lutheran Student Assoc., Picnic, May
20, 3 p.m., Leave from Luth. Student
Center, Hill & Forest.
U. of M. Folk Dancers, Dancing, In-
struction with Ted' Brott, May 22, 8
p.m., 1429 Hill.
Wesleyan Foundation, Worship & Pro-
gram, May 20, 7 p.m., wesley Lounge.

diplomas for all graduates except the
School of Dentistry, the Medical School,
and Flint College, will be distributed
from designated stations under the east
stand of the Stadium, immediately after
the exercises. The diploma distribution
stations are on the level above the
tunnel entrance.
If the exercises are held in the
Yost Field House, all diplomas except
those of the School of Dentistry, the
Medical School, and Flint College, will
be distributed from the windows of the
Cashier's Office and the Registrar's
Office, in the lobby, Admin. Bldg. Fol-
lowing the ceremony, -diplomas may be
called for until 9:00 p.m.
Student Accounts: Your attention is
called to the following rules passed by
the Regents at their meeting on Feb.
28, 193: "Students shall. pay all ac-
counts due the University not later
than the last day of classes of each
semester or summer session. Student
loans which are not paid or renewed
are subject to this regulation; however,
student loans not yet due are exempt.
Any unpaid accounts at the close of
business on the last day of classes will
be reported to the Cashier of the Uni-
versity and
"(a) All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the semester
or summer session just completed will
not be released, and no transcript of
credits will be issued,
"(b> All students owing such accounts
will not be allowed to register in any
subsequent semester or summer session
until payment has been made."
A Meeting of the Senior Class presi-
dents and other specially appointed rep-
resentatives will be held in 302 West
Engineering Bldg., Thurs., May 24, at
7:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing
the schedule and plans for Commence-
Events Monday
Michigan Kabuki Music Study Group:
Prof. William P. Mam, School of Mu-
sic, will present a lecture-demonstra-
tion on Japanese Kabuki Music and
Dance on Mon., May 21, 8:30 p.m. in
Aud. A, Angell Hall. The program will
feature Mrs. Malm dancing to the mu-
sic of the University Kabuki Music
Study Group. Open to the general pub-
Automatic Programming and Numer-
ical Analysis Seminar: "Perlis' Threaded
Lists" by James H. Rice at 4:00 p.m. in
Computing Center, Seminar Room on
May 21, Mon.
Engineering Mechanics Dept. Seminar:
Mon:, May 21, 4:00 p.m., 305 West En-
gineering Bldg. Prof. R. M. Haythornth-
waite, Engineering Mechanics Depart-
ment, will speak on "Kinematics of
Coffee at 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty
Doctoral Examination for Charles
North Moore, Business Administration;
thesis: "Productivity and Efficiency in
the Automotive Trade," Mon., May 21,
8th Floor Conf. Room, School of Busi-
ness Admin., at 3:30 p.m. Chairman,
D. R. G. Cowan.
Doctoral Examination for Morgan
Emory Jones, Linguistics; thesis: "A
Phonological Study of English as Spok-
en by Puerto Ricans Contrasted with
Puerto Rican Spanish and American
English," Mon., May 21, - E. Council
Room, Rackham Bldg., at 3:00 p.m.
Chairman, L. B. Kiddle.
Doctoral Examination for Stanley
Charles Wecker, Zoology; thesis: "The
Role of Early Experience in Habitat
Selection by the Prairie Deer Mouse,
Peromyscus maniculatus bairdi," Mon.,
May 21, 2009 Museums Bldg., at 2:00
p.m. Chairman, F, C. Evans.
Doctoral Examination for Edward
Wolfe Maupin, Psychology; thesis: "An
Exploratory Study of Individual Dif-
ferences in Response to a Zen Medita-
tion Exercise," Mon., May 21, 7611 Haven
Hall, at 2:00 p.m. Chairman, E. S. Bor-
Doctoral Examination for Gary Lee
Ter Haar, Chemistry; thesis: "A Study
of Tetraboranecarbonyl and Some of Its
Derivatives," Mon., May 21, 4024 Chem-


Hatcher To Help Dedicate
New Ford College. Campus
1 1'I

University President Harlan
Hatcher will join other educators
and public officials this afternoon
in dedicating the new campus of
Henry Ford Community College of
Ford College has moved from
Lois Street to the vast Fairlane
Estates donated by the Henry
Ford family to HFCC and to the
University. Ford College's. new
campus is across from the Univer-
sity's Dearborn Center.
President Hatcher will speak at
the dedication, which is scheduled
to begin at 4 p.m. with a proces-
sional of the Ford College faculty
wearing academic robes.
Other Speakers
Other speakers will be Benson
Ford, president of the Ford Motor
Company Fund; Ford College'
Dean Fred K. Eshleman; Dearborn
Mayor Orville L. Hubbard; Roger
Craig, Dearborn school board pres-
ident; Stuart Openlander, Dear-
born school superintendent; and.
Jack R. Ronbouts, state deputy
superintendent of public instruc-
Dearborn Center director Wil-
liam Stirton is invited to be a plat-
form guest.
Ford College's "new look" is one
of modernism. Four contempor-
ary-styled buildings border a
sunken gardens quadrangle. The
Science building is equipped with
an observatory, and the Activities
building is styled with an undulat-
ing shell roof.
Five More Buildings
Plans call for the eventual erec-
tion of five more buildings. When
the campus is complete, Ford Col-
lege will accommodate 12,000 stu-
dents - twice that which the Lois
campus held.
Ford College was the ninth of
the sixteen public junior colleges
established so far in Michigan.
Founded in September, 1938, the
college offered classes only at
night, in the Fordson High School
The college's enrollment reached
200, then dropped off because stu-
dents left for combat duty in the

second World War. Classes were
suspended in 1944 and 1945.
The college re-opened in 1946
on a full-time basis in a portion of
a partially-vacated elementary
school on Lois. In 1952 it pur-
chased the Ford Industrial build-
ing 50 yards away and expanded
its curriculum to include industrial
In 1956 Ford College erected a
science building on the campus.
In 1960 it obtaine t the Fairlane
campus and, with the aid of state
matching funds, began building
Board Makes
Also appointed by the Regents
were Prem N. Mathur of the Beri-
dix Corp., associate professor of
aeronautical engineering, for next
year; Paul F. Youngdahl of Ann
Arbor, associate professor of me-
chanical engineering for three
years beginning next year; John
D. Mohler of Drake University at
Des Moines, assistant professor of
music for next year;
Navy Appointee
Gerald H. Bonnette of the
United States Navy, associate pro-
fessor of dentistry, beginning Sept.
1 of this year; Dan H. Cooper of
Purdue taiversity, professor of
educational administration begin-
ning next year; and Kenneth M.
Dankel of the United States Navy,
assistant professor of naval sci-
ence, beginning Sept. 1 of this
For Men and Women--
"Tonsorial Querie invited"
-Completely air conditioned-
Near Michigan Theater





P.S. BY THE WAY, we notice that some of the
other shops around town are offering the Greene's
Handi-Hamper idea. But they can't offer the on-
the-premise refrigerated storage vault of Greene's
exclusive Microclean process. It's a plus to you at
the same price.


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