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10 OhioState ...44 Iowa .. .
3 Illinois..... 0 Indiana ....


7 Purdue .... 19 Wisconsin.. 23 Georgia Tech 21 Notre Dame.. 30 Indiana (Pa.) 14
8 Miami (0.) . . 6 Oregon St. .. 20 Duke ...... 0 Southern Cal 0 Slippery Rock 7


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Chance of light showers,
cooler tonight.

Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom
Tomorrows Professors: How Are They Tra
By MICHAEL OLINICK investigation and study-finds that the problem has increased in demonstrate the University's concern for teaching and provide In the literary college, for exam
Something may finally be done to help that usually well- gravity despite its wide recognition and the "vigor and competence" evidence to the Legislature and the state's taxpayers that the and sophomore instruction is carrie
dressed man who does all the talking at the front of your classroom. brought to bear upon it thus far. , University is taking "positive measures to increase its efficiency of assistant professor; 68 per cent1
dr fs ou ask him your prfessorkg tat is) wnt hs ocuaton. To solve the problem, the committee-and later the Senate and effectiveness in the face of the expanding burden of higher At present, the committee poi
SIf you ask him (your professor, that is) what his occupatione Advisory Committee-urged the creation of a Center on University education." for ensuring teaching quality are
Tea'ching. With the central objective of improved instruction in The center should also help to attract new faculty by indicating becoming inadequate."
less often, he'll say "educator." It is a rare occasion when you mind, the proposed center would have to check out these duties: to them that good teaching is appreciated and recognized here, com- Percentage
hear "teacherh"ap a r. . -SERVE as an active source of information. mittee members believe. Year-round operation-now sla
commimen is toer harshipenot to tchi. Treachi h rin '-ASSIST, upon request, the faculty individually and collectively It is easier to teach apprentice instructors good teaching habits could cause the apprentice segme:
commitment is to scholarship, not to teaching. Teaching, however, in all efforts directed toward improvement of teaching. than break veteran professors of bad ones, so the center's main stantially as more teachers will b
is a highly Important part of higher education. The undergraduate -PROVIDE organized and prompt communication to and from concern is with the beginning teacher. On the individual level, here semester operation with heavily i
colleges are essentially teaching institutions, and a university is the faculty. is where the most help is needed and, collectively, the problem Liteary College Dean Roger
a complex of research and teaching functions whose boundary lines -ENCOURAGE and support relevant research, grows more acute as a larger per cent of the classes are taught beginning teachers into two classe
he uality ofbt utb rsre.-PROMOTE proper recognition and reward for teaching ex- by these men. regiinstucor notocas
The quality of both must be preserved. cellence. Teach Underclass Courses
At this University it Is not. The proposal cam in the form of a "study document" written There are about 400 teaching fellows on the University faculty, "Every one of the departments
Urge 'Prompt Measures' last spring and forwarded to the University administration for representing more than 20 per cent of the total. They handle a very gram for its teaching fellows. Many
This is the claim of the. University Senate Committee on Im- consideration. Vice-President and Dean of Faculties Marvin L. Nie- high percentage of important freshman and sophomore courses. about the role of a teacher and the
provement of Instruction which is convinced that "a situation has huss is slated to meet with SAC chairman Prof. Charles Sawyer of Adding to these the 250 or so instructors, we find that 37 per presentations," he explains.
developed which presages serious deterioration in teaching quality the history of art department and his committee tomorrow to cent of the total faculty are at the stage of their teaching where Quite often, the senior men i
unless prompt measures are taken to cope with it." discuss the possible implementation of the project. the committee, at least, feels that they need guidance and super- lessors and up) are assigned a t
The 10-man committee-which spent a year and a half in The group developing the idea of the center claims "it will vision. See GROUI

nple, 54 per cent of the freshmen
ed on by persons below the rank
by assistant professor and lower.
nts out, the existing procedures
"overloaded and in danger of
may Jump
ted to begin in September 1963-
nt of the faculty to grow sub-
e needed to handle a split-third
ncreased student enrollment.
Heyns divides the problem of
es: the teaching fellow and the
has some kind of training pro-
involve seminars and discussions
means to improve his classroom
in a department (associate pro-
eaching fellow to supervise. The
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Early M SU TD's


Insufficient funds, the possibil-
ity of dropping prestige, faculty
discontent and "crystal-ball" ap-
propriations techniques were list-
ed as major University problems'
by a panel of state and University
officials yesterday.
Vice-President and Dean of Fac-
ulties Marvin L. Niehuss cited the
necessity of added finances to
provide for University, expansion
needed to keep pace with the rest
of the nation's and world's insti-
tutions of higher education:
Without the needed funds, he
pointed out, the University does
not grow. And without growth, it
loses its reputation and its fac-
Attacks Appropriations
Rep. Charles A. Boyer (R-Man-
istee) attacked the, appropriations
committees of the state Legisla-
ture as using "crystal-ball" tech-

niques to determine Michigan's
appropriations to its colleges and
Niehuss and Boyer, chairman of
the Legislature's Interim Commit-
tee on Higher Education, agreed.
that the state's institutions all
shared the problems of finances,
and that to better the situation,
the Legislature would have to pass
new measures to obtain revenue.
The four-year old. Russell Re-
Sport on Higher Education, a doc-
ument commissioned by and sub-
mitted to the Legislature, was a
"grandiose waste of money," since,
it is not used, Boyer said.
-- Lies on Shelf
He accused his fellow legisla-
tors, even those on the appropria-
tions committees, of putting the
thirteen-volume study on the
shelf and never-using it to find a
"scientific, systematic way of ap-
propriating funds for state uni-

ISA Cancels Syrian Talk
After Arab Group Protests
International Students Association has canceled a proposed sem-
inar on the crisis in Syria after a protest from the Arab Students Club.
The Arabs' resolution stated that "it is premature and indeed
harmful to find that ISA is exploiting the Syrian situation under the
pretense of academic discussion. Any talk about such a topic will be
armchair speculation and may be misleading information."
Planned Seminar
The cultural committee of ISA had planned to invite two students
and two professors from the political science department for the sem-
dinar, ISA Vice-President . Jack

The University came in for at-
tack also, however, when Boyer
told the assembled alumni from
the Devel'opment Council, for
whom the panel was held, that
they had better look to poor pub-
lic relations to explain many of
their problems.
The administration needs to pay
more attention to creating a good
public image, Boyer said. There is
just no concern among the legis-
lators constituents--even those
whose sons and daughters go to
state institutions-for the plight
of the higher education system.
Niehuss pointed up the problem
of faculty losses by saying that
for the first time in many years,
the University's average faculty
salary was lower this year than
Twenty-three per cent of the
teaching staff is now made up of
teaching fellows from the gradu-
ate school. Niehuss said. Although
the University. certainly has no
objections to the use of teaching
fellows, it would not be employing
23 per cent of them if it had its
way, he said.
Dropping Behind
Many faculty, particularly the
younger men-those onrwhom the
University counts to replace its
retiring professors, are beginning
to get the feeling that the Univer-
sity is "losing the race," Niehuss
This is even more true of the
younger faculty because they have
not been here long enough to see
the University recover from other
poor years, he explained.
Commenting on the extremely
tight budgets since 1957, Niehuss
remarked that: "If you want low'
cost teaching-we've got it. If
this is educational efficiency, the
University ranks extremely high."
Niehuss pointed out that many
of the problems of financing are
not manufactured by the Legisla-
ture, but must be met by it.
Hatcher Says
'U' Must .Plan
For Quality'
The "naked shock of vast num-
bers" of oncoming students and
the mounting 'mass of knowledge
and skills to be mastered must not
undermine the quality of the Uni-
versity, President Harlan Hatcher
said Friday night.
"But the careful planning now
going steadily forward in this
period of slackened state finances
will continue to transform the
campus and.bring it into harmon-
ious oneness with the University's


Three Lost Fumbles, Interception
Stall 'M' Ground, Aerial Offensive
Sports Editor
Like biting finger nails and smoking, there are some hab-
its you just can't break, Michigan found out yesterday.
Heralded as the team that could beat Michigan State,
the 1961 version found the going rougher than the five pre-
vious winless years as the Spartans plowed, passed and sped
to a devastating 28-0 victory. The last time the Blue won the
annual rivalry was in 1955.
Like blue eyes or personality, you've either got it or you
haven't got it and Michigan clearly did not have it as the.
Spartans scored before five "--
minutes had elapsed after
knocking the ball loose fromSeek o nHalt


-Daily-Ed Langs
STORY OF THE BLEAK DAY-In a typical scene from yesterday's game, Michigan State's Her-
man Johnson puts his head down and barrels into a host of Michigan tacklers for additional
yardage. Michigan's Ken Tureaud (39), Jon Schopf (76), Dave Raimey (19), and Ben McRae
(43) try to halt the fleet Spartan. The halting seemed always to come to late for the Wolverines.
Defense Drill Proves Successful

Public Colleges
Urged To End
Student Fees.
Public universities and colleges
should charge their students little
of no fees, the executive director
of the Michigan Council of State
College Presidents said yesterday.
Merritt M. Chambers, a former
University professor, told the As-
sociation of Governing Boards of
State Universities and Allied In-
stitutions that scholarships served
certain useful purposes, but "did
not promise much by way of get-
ting competent people into col-
lege who would otherwise not be
Addressing the association's 39th
annual meeting in Lincoln, Neb.,
Chambers said selective awards
only go to the top few per cent
of students, but do not reach the
other "millions of oncoming youth


Maier, '63, explained yesterday..
However, the Arabs' complaint
was more than an attempt to
stifle discussion. The objections
seem' to be reasonable because all
the facts about the Syrian situa-
tion are not known at present, he
"The purpose of ISA is to create
friendship. Political discussions
are a part of this process, but
discussions at the expense of cer-
tain groups -break up harmony."
Await Developments
ISA president Anees Jung, Grad,
said that the association would
wait to see what further happens
in Syria before attempting to set
up another similar panel.
"ISA is not here to antagonize
any club," she said. "There are
many other topics worthy of dis-
Miller Proposes
Bonding Program

WASHINGTON (P) - Defending
jet interceptors flew more than electronic
6,000 sorties over North America important,
yesterday in an effort to sweep the "But the
skies clear of invading enemy throughou
bombers. ing and gri
It was the big mock war of 1961 At noor
-Sky Shield II attack th
The early stages of the aerial many of1
defense exercises were carried out bases.
successfully Air Force officials said, In alm
with new detection and communi- sponse; the
cations systems getting a major a declarat:
share of the credit. action. Ra
Praise Efficiency and Icela
Officials of the North Americanlocated th
Air Defense Command (NORAD) the word
and the Strategic Air Command
(SAC) praised the efficiency of
United States and Canadian Air
Force personnel who participated
in the "atomic missile attack on
North America."
But the defenders had the ad-
vantage of two new ballistic missile
early warning sites in Alaska and CLAR
Greenland. And NORAD officers ine tha
made use of the new SPADATS Lion de
electronic system. SPADATS is the Your
space detection and tracking sys- threate
tem which carries reports of air- so deva
borne objects from the distant surfa ce
radar stations in Alaska, Green- for 100
land, Iceland and picket ships at Your
sea. colony
"We're a better unit than we for a f
were a year ago," said a NORAD Wha
spokesman at Colorado Springs, This
Colo., one of the three main head- assignr
quarters of the defense system. freshm

units is tremendously fighter squadrons "scrambled" and
" the spokesman said. went up to look for the invaders.
efficiency of our men Shoot Down Enemy
t the system is comfort- "Gentlemen, we shot down our
ratifying." "eteew htdw u
nthe simulated missile first 'enemy' over the Boston sec-
eoretically destroyed tor," an Air Force colonel reported
the NORAD and SAC at 1:02 p.m. (EST)-one hour and
two minutes after the giant oper-
ost instantaneous re- ation began. The plane which
e signal was flashed for theoretically had- been knocked
ion of war and counter- down was one of 150 British Royal
dar points in Greenland Air Force Vulcans coming in from
nd and the picket ships the north. The "kill" was made in
.e invaders and flashed the vicinity of Goose Bay, Labra-
to the mainland. Jet dor.

Michigan's Bennie McRae on
the Wolverine 31. From then
on the explosive MSU line and
the hard-driving backs never
stopped, as the half showed
Michigan behind by a 21-0
Michigan put up a game fight
in the second half, launching a
63-yd. drive to' the Spartan one,
but there the attack was stym-
ied. The Wolverines picked up 101
yds. as compared to State's 105
in the second half and yielded
only a single touchdown, early in
the last, quarter. State picked up
295 yds. total to Michigan's 176.
Hamtramck sophomore half-
back Dewey Lincoln was the lead-
ing ground-gainer for the East
Lansing visitors, grinding out 60
yds. on seven tries. George Saimes
was the workhorse of the game
with 16 carries and 57 total yds.
plus a touchdown.
Fumbles played a key role in
the Wolverine defeat, as they lost
the ball three times via bobbles.
See MSU, page 6

Strike, Action
OAK RIDGE P) - President.
John F. Kennedy intervened last
night to prevent a major strike
at one of the nation's key atomic
plants, the top-secret Y-12 pro-
ject here. He wired union and
management officials negotiating
for a new contract asking them
to postpone for 10 days any strike
action at the present three-year
contract's midnight expiration.
The negotiations during the 10-
day period will be handled by the
Federal Mediation and Concilia-
tion service.
If a settlement is not reached
in that time, the President asked
that the negotiations be turned
over to the Atomic Energy Labor-
Management Relations Panel for
Both the Atomic Trades and
Labor Council, which represents
3,200 employes at the Y-12 plant
and the Union Carbide Nuclear
Co., agreed to the President's
terms, averting the walkout.
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Project Noah' Plans Survival Colony

By The Associated Press
REMONT, Calif-Imag-
t the survival of civiliza-
pends on you.
problem: the world is
ned with a nuclear war
astating that the Earth's
would be uninhabitable
task: design a survival
to keep civilization alive
ull century.
t do you do?
was "Project Noah," an
ment handed the 83
en students at Harvey

ed colonies, plus detailed facts,
figures and opinions on just
what the Earth's last survivors
would need to keep on surviv-
They provided schools, hos-
pitals, gymnasiums, little thea-
tres, swimming pools and ten-
nis courts, hobby centers and
machine shops. They devised
systems of food production that
would make the colonies self-
sufficient in a matter of
But what of this thing called
civilisation? How do you de-

exists in the mind of man, and
it also must be preserved.
Thus it was that the stu-
dent groups placed extreme em-
phasis on education in the sur-
vival colonies. If the educa-
tion system fails, they said, the
culture will wither away. The
education must be designed to
pressure civilization in the
minds of people vWho would be
born, live their lives, and die
without ever seeing the out-
side world.
Basically, the systems 'they
outlined followed the pattern

The student groups empha-
sized that no survival colony
can possibly preserve the cul-
ture of the civilization that
establishes it. Group "A" put
it this way:
"In collecting the best minds
of our society, we also will have
concentrated in one place the
people who, in any society, are
the instigators of change.
Here, unchecked by the other
classes of society, the pace of
change will increase manyfold.
"What we will actually be
preserving, then, is not a spe-

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