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The Office of Student Affairs Study Committee yesterday offered
an education-oriented "master plan" to save the University from
possible "institutional schizophrenia" by bringing its non-academic
actions in line with academic purposes.'
The 12-member committee called for a clearly-defined philosophy
of student affairs which would be consistent with the educational aim
of the Vniversity: "to stimulate in each student the maximum intel-
lectual growth of which he is capable and to enable him through'
resultant development of character and abilities to make maximum
contribution to his society."
For a student to achieve this growth, he must be considered a
participating member of a "community of scholars" with, responsi-
bilities and opportunities "commensurate with his capacities," the
committee's report stated.
Propose Restructure
On the basis of this affirmation, and a "philosophy of adminis-
tration," the committee developed a proposed restructuring of the
OSA along functional lines and made a broad series of recommen-
dations for policy changes in housing, rule making and enforcement
and counseling in its report released yesterday.
The committee would give final authority and responsibility for
student affairs to the Vice-Presidenit for Student. Affairs, who would
be advised by a student-faculty-administration Executive Council..
The 'immediate responsibility for operations of the OSA would rest
with a Dean of Students and an Associate Dean of Students of the
opposite sex.
The committee would also set up a Director of Housing--re-

porting directly to the vice-president--to assume the present duties
of the Residence Halls Board of Governors and replace the Board
with an advisory committee. An assistant dean of students would be
charged with handling discipline.
The committee justifies almost every proposal with an argument
based on educational aims.
Lewis Disagrees
Vice-President for Student Affairs James A. Lewis-who ap-
pointed the committee and who will advise the Regents on what
changes in the OSA are needed-said yesterday he does not agree with
everything in the report, but believes "the committee achieved its
goal of an over-all study of the philosophy and structure of student
Lewis, however, along with the other 11 members of the com-
mittee, signed the report as a unanimous opinion.
Giving "assurance regarding the moral health of the University,"
and pointing to strides ahead made by the OSA, the committee
nevertheless spots three major weaknesses in the University's cur-
rent administration of student affairs.
The report claims that: the University's philosophy is "unclear"
with respect to its responsibility for educational values of the non-
academic life and activities of the students; the University's prac ,
tices have been "less than fully consistent"; the present OSA struc-
ture "falls substantially short" of ideal requirements.
In framing its philosophy of student affairs, the committee sees
one of the University's functions to "awaken or reinforce" in each
student a sense of service.

... signs report

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Seventy-One Year3 of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXI, No. 98


Genn a
Navy Destroyer
Locates Capsule
Flier Renedies Control Problem
By Switching to Manual Operation
tronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., rocketed around the world three
times yesterday in a magnificent display of courage.
President John F. Kennedy said he would be at the Cape
Friday to offer the tation's thanks.
The 40-year-old Marine lieutenant colonel's flight ended
at 2:54 p.m. in the Atlantic Ocean near Grand Turk Island
in the Bahamas, about 700 miles southeast of here where his
capsule was retrieved by the U.S.S. Noa.
Though the United States achievement lagged some 10
months behind that of the Russians, there was no doubt that
Glenn's flight was a boost to the morale of the Western world
u and raised hopes that the





Pass New7
With only minor changes, the Fraternity Presidents Assembly last
night approved by a vote of 39-1 the Interfraternity Council Executive
Committee's proposed amendments to current IFC rush procedures.
If approved by Student Government Council, the changes will take
effect next fall. They have no bearing on the approaching spring rush.
Before last night's meeting IFC President Robert Peterson, '62,
expressed concern over reports that certain houses would introduce

Praise Flight
Of Astronaut
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-From President
John F. Kennedy on down, the
world congratulated Col. John H.
Glenn, Jr. for his orbital flight
around the world yesterday.
After the flight, Kennedy came
out into the White House rose
garden and saluted astronaut
Glenn as "the kind of American
of whom we are most proud."
"I know that I express the great
happiness and thanksgiving of all
of us that Glenn has completed
his trip," the President said.
Kennedy returned to his desk
and spoke directly with Glenn over
a special radio hookup between the
White House and the destroyer
USS Noa.,
The President congratulated
Glenn and told him he would see
him at Cape Canaveral Friday.
A mammoth Washington celebra-
tion is being lined up, including
a parade from the White House
up Pennsylvania Ave. to the cap-
The orbital flight proved to be
a sort of super goodwill tour. Ex-
pressions of sympathy, pride and1
congratulations arose around the1
The peoples of Britain and West-
ern Europe, kept up to date by
news dispatches, radio and TV,t
shared in the tension, relief andf
enthusiasm of the United States.

United States would really
catch up.
An obviously pleased and proud
President Kennedy also said he
would receive Glenn in Washing-
ton Monday or Tuesday.
Despite minor trouble with his
craft's automatic control system,
Glenn sailed over Cape Canaveral
for the second time at 12:56 p.m.
and continued on into his third
The trouble, which developed
during the first orbit, was in the
altitude control system which de-
termines the capsule's position in
space. Streams of hydrogen perox-
ide gas spurt from 18 nozzles on
the capsule surface, maintaining
the proper altitude.
When the problem cropped up,
Glenn switched immediately to a
new partially manual system
which is referred to as "flying
by wire."
See NAVY, 'Page 3

... around the world
To Reconsider
The rescinding of the referen-
dum on University participation
in the National Student Associa-
tion, SGC policy on adequacy of
membership statements, and the
Office of Student Affairs Study
Committee Report will be cosid-
ered at today's Student Govern-
ment Council meeting.
One motion by Union President
Paul Carder, '62, would rescind
last week's Council action estab-
lishing the referendum and sec-
ond would set Council policy in
participating in NSA.

.Block Vote
On City Unit
defeated 58-42 yesterday a move
by administration leaders to win
a quick floor test of President
John F. Kennedy's plan to set up
a cabinet department of urban
affairs and housing.
It did so by refusing to force'out
of the Government Operations
Committee a resolution of disap-
proval of the reorganization plan.
The leaders had planned to use
this resolution as the vehicle for
the test.
The administration's supporters
had been pushing for a vote on the
plan ahead of the House which is
scheduled to start floor debate on
it today.
The politically - explosive plan
had been expected to win Senate
approval but House Democratic
chieftains have conceded it is in
serious trouble there.
As a tactical maneuver, the ad-
ministration wanted to get a Sen-
ate vote of approval first, if pos-

-amendments to the amendment
which would so "water down" the
plan as to change its basic philos-
ophy, that of "helping both houses
and rushees to make better deci-
No Alteration
"If you do not agree with our
philosophy," Peterson told the
presidents at the start of discus-
sion, "then I would rather you de-
feat the whole plan or refer it back
to committee, instead of altering it
with amendments."
The small houses immediately
expressed their prime concern as
Theodore Haworth, '62, president
of Trigon, proposed to limit the
new plan's stringent qualifications
for pledging to formal rush periods.
This would permit small houses
to continue their pursuit of pledges
during informal rush, a practice
which currently sustains them.
. Bruce Boardman, '62BAd, of Phi
Delta Theta, and Richard Young,
'63, of the IFC Executive Com-
mittee successfully argued that
this amendment would allow rush-
ees to avoid seeing a large number
of houses before pledging. The
amendment was defeated.
John McConnell, '63E, of Alpha
Tau Omega, Wayne Smith, '63E, of
Delta Tau Delta and William Har-
ris, '64E, of Phi Epsilon Pi, offered
a series of motions; one concern-
ing the scheduling of rush, and
the other again dealing with in-
formal rush.
The first motion was ruled out
of order by Peterson. The second
motion proposed to let a man
pledge in informal rush if he did
not participate in formal rush.
This amendment was also de-
Informal Pledging
A third amendment dealing with
informal pledging finally satisfied
the body and was passed. William
Mair, '63BAd, of Tau Kappa Epsi-
lon, proposed that a man who "has
completed two or more semesters
in residence at the University" be
able to pledge in.informal rush.
The thinking in this idea was
that someone at the University
for a year is familiar enough with
the fraternity system without hav-
ing to see a great many houses.
An 'amendment by David Baron,
'62E, of Phi Gamma Delta, reduc-
ing the number of houses a rushee

-Daily-Kenneth Win
RUSHING DISTRICTS-According to the 'new rush plan, the 43 campus fraternities will be divid
into five districts. Before he can pledge a rushee will be required to visit one house in each distr
plus three more for a total of eight. Four houses in district 5 are not on the map.

Panel Discusses Research Problems

"The University seems to be
going along in whatever direction
the money happens to be coming,"
Prof. Gerhard Weinberg of the
history department said yesterday.
In a panel discussion on spon-
sored research, sponsored by the
Graduate Student Council, ffive
faculty members attempted to
answer the question, "Is the Money
Worth the Price,"
Participating in the panel along
with Prof. Weinberg were Profes-
sors John Allen of the zoology
department, Paul Fitts of the psy-

outsiders come to play a part in
University functions," he said.
While this phenomena may not
necessarily be bad, he indicated,
"we must step back and look at
the University's operations as a
whole. Perhaps certain arbitrary
limits ought to be set on the
amount of money spent on re-
Prof. Morrison, "taking the op-
posite side," discussed. the neces-
sity of sponsoredresearch in the
education program of graduate
students. "Research and graduate
education are complementary," he

which have a catalytic relation-
Prof. Fitz advocated four courses
of action in an attempt to bring
about a thoroughly integrated re-
search-teaching program:
1) Research funds should be set
aside for research, he said.
2) Constant effort should be
made to maintain high quality
standards in research, he went on.
3) Selectivity should be em-
ployed in 'all research undertaken,
he noted.
4) The University must main-
tain a "voice in Washington," and
attempt to direct policy which

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