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'U'Hopes To Expand Through Trimester Program

(Continued from Page 1)



SUMMER TRAVEL (Lisle Fellowship)
A special exploratory service unit of Peace-Corps type
will provide a unique opportunity for a selected group of
young adults of varied vocational training to serve in an
underdeveloped area. Language: Spanish. Cost: $750.

Preliminary plans were com-
pleted for cooperative housing on
Oxford Road which wil house 420
women students. Announcement
was also made of a Joseph Bursley
Hall for the North Campus which
features co-educational dining and
social facilities.
Con-Con .
Constitutional Convention dele-
gates heard two other proposals
that would extend the boundaries
of. the University. John Faxon (D-
Detroit) asked that the Wayne
State University Board of Gov-
ernors be erased and WSU placed
under the constitutional jurisdic-
tion of the Regents.
Faxon also urged that Eastern
Michigan University at Ypsilanti
be put under the University. He
believes that his plan would not
erase the separate identities of
the several schools, but only con-
solidate their constitutional status,
in the interest of simplification
and uniformity.
In April, the voters of Michigan
decided to rewrite their 52-year-
old constitution.
The Republicans had taken a
consistently lukewarm stand on
con-con, while the Democrats op-
posed it practically down to the
wire. Non-partisan groups such
as Citizens for Michigan, the
Junior Chamber of Commerce and
the League of Women voters cam-
paigned heartily for it.
In spite of their efforts, however,
78 of the 83 counties opposed the
calling of the convention. Five of
the most populous counties, how-
ever, cast enough votes to pass the
The GOP campaigned largely
on a platform that called for very
little change, the Democrats called
for many drastic revisions. The
mandate was clear, as the Demo-
crats were buried in the Repub-
lican landslide all over the state
with many normally Democratic
districts going Republican.
Many prominent citizens won a
spot at the convention. American
Motors President George Romney
(R-Bloomfield Hills) and former
state senator Edward Hutchinson
(R-Fennville). The presidency of
the convention went to former
State Board of Education member
Stephen S. Nisbet (R-Fremont).
Hutchinson and Romney became
The convention is now meeting
in committees, hammering out the
various resolutions and proposals
that it will act upon after the first
of the year. Alvin Bentley's (R-
Iwosso) education committee has
heard proposals ranging from giv-
ing each college and university
constitutidnal status and its own
governing board to putting all the
schools under one coordinating
Michigan State University Pres-
ident John A. Hannah's (R-East
Lansing) reapportionment com-
mittee is hearing the views of
local government officials all over
the state on re-districting the
legislature. Proposals in that area
range from abolishing the state
Senate and electing a one-house
legislature strictly on a popula-
tion basis to allowing one senator
to each of the 83 counties.
Other prominent delegates and
their committees include former
Regent Roscoe I. Bonisteel (R-
Ann Arbor), education; Regent-
elect Paul G. Goebel (R-Grand
Rapids), finance and taxation;
AFL-CIO Vice-President William
Marshall (D-Taylor), executive
branch; and Prof. James K. Pol-
lock (R-Ann Arbor) of the poli-
tical science department, suffrage
and elections.
MacIntyre Joins
Publications Board

William C. Maclntyre, Grad,
was named yesterday to fill a va-
cant seat on the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications. He
was appointed by the executive
committees of Student Govern-
ment Council and the publications

ready begun on this new 10-story high structure. The Regents
have asked the Legislature to appropriate the additional $7 mil-

lion needed for its completion.
U1'&the Bud get . .
The University, chained by the
legislature with a budget appro-
priation of $35.4 million, only
$147,000 more than the year be-
fore, laid plans for austerity.
The Regents ruled out a tuition
boost; they instructed the admin-
istration to economize wherever
They had originally requested
$43.9 million; Gov. Swainson
slashed it to $37.1 million.
The House.-Committee on Ways
and Means recommended a $109.2
million total for higher education.
After hearing extensive testimony
from college and university admin-
istrators, the Republicans (holding
a 56-54 edge) attempted to pass
that figure. They were temporarily
thwarted by Rep. Frederick Olsen
(R-Sheridan) who abstained, de-
manding $200,000 more for his
constituent, Ferris Institute at Big
They overrode his objections,
however, and both House and
Senate passed the budget.
The Legislature just generally
hemmed and hawed during their
last session and generally left
things where they found them.
Speaker of the House Dean R.
Pears (R-Buchanan) emphasized
that the Legislature had been as
generous as possible. They in-'
creased the appropriations for all
but one state agency (mental
health); all the various schools
and colleges except Wayne State
University got more money, and
income tax failed again by a fairly
-decisive margin.
Gov. John B. Swainson pro-
posed an overall coordinating
board to correlate the activities
and requests of higher education.
The Legislature turned it down,
because, as Sen. Stanley Thayer
(R-Ann Arbor) said, "there is a
need for coordination but this
council is not the panacea."
The request was quite similar to
one made by AFL-CIO President
August Scholle before the con-
stitutional convention education
committee late in the year. It
would have included representa-
tives of the various institutions,
the Legislature and the statehouse.
However, during the summer,
after the Legislature had adjourn-
ed, a joint House-Senate interim
committee on higher education
hired A. C. Lamb Associates of
Detroit to "determine the costs of
learning at Michigan State Uni-
versity, Wayne State University
and Western Michigan University
(at Kalamazoo)," according to
Sen. Frank D. Beadle (R-St.
He mentioned that the study
was not for comparison but to
provide a guide in legislative plan-
ning for higher education.

Also during their regular session,
many legislators broached the
subject of limiting the-number of
out-of-state students enrolled at
the state's colleges and univer-
The House first passed, then
reconsidered and defeated, a pro-
posal to make higher education
budgets contingent upon their
limiting out-of-staters.
Virtually to a man the legisla-
tors agreed that something had
to be done about the numbers of
out-of-state students flowing into
Michigan's state supported col-
leges. They differed only in the
measure that should be employed.
As yet, however, they have taken
no positive action.
As the next session of the legis-
lature approaches, some of the
members are taking a different ap-
proach to the problems with the
state's money affairs.
Sen. Carleton R. Morris (R-
Kalamazoo) recently has proposed
a package of special taxes to pro-
vide for higher education capital
expansion in the amount of $150
million. For the next five years
the State Council of College Pres-
idents had requested only $25 mil-
lion more.
Vice-President Niehuss said that
the University was "encouraged by
Sen. Morris' optimistic attitude." '
and he felt that "education would
benefit by it."
State Colleges ...
The University was not alone in

receiving an austerity budget.
Wayne State University was cut
down to a figure below the one it
received a year before.
Ferris Institute was forced to
turn away applicants already ad-
mitted for the fall semester in'
order to continue operation.
Eastern Michigan University cut
all non-endowed scholarships, re-1
fused to fill faculty vacancies.3
Michigan Institute of Mining and
Technology at Houghton planned
to boost tuition for out-of-state
While the eight other state-sup-'
ported colleges sought joint means
to increase their appropriations,
WSU offered its own deal to the
House Committee on Ways and
Means. WSU will increase student
fees if the Legislature will match
the new sum with increased funds.
The Detroit school offered to
boost its tuition -by $1.25 a credit
hour for an estimated $217,000
hike every semester. The Legis-
lature would allocate an addi-
tional $2.4 million each year.
Vice-President Niehuss said the
University has no plans for such
an offer to the Legislature at this
time, but he noted that President
Hatcher had prompted the legis-
lators to establish a proportion
for responsibility of funds, i.e. the
University would supply 23 per
cent of its budget and the state
would make up the balance.
WSU adopted a quarter-system
calendar this fall and promptly
met objections by the faculty. The
faculty formally requested the in-
stitution's governing board to re-
consider their decision to institute
the quarter system in 1962.
The faculty action grew from
concern that all changes could

not be concluded to everyone's i
satisfaction by next fall.t
Industry ...1
Dec. 1 saw a pledge by the Uni-
versity to give full cooperation to
a plan by areo-industrialist Wil-
liam P. Lear which may become
the first move toward creating a
growing business and industrial
center in the Detroit-Ann Arbor
Lear foresaw a series of steps,
utilizing University research, con-
sulting and Willow Run facilities
to relocate his aircraft industry
now in Europe.
President Hatcher saw Lear's.
plan as a "wonderful thing for
the state" as it would eventually
bring in a -$5 million a year pay-
roll and perhaps more industry.
The plan is "in accord with the
interests of the University," he
In two or three recent speeches,
President Hatcher pointed to the
untapped resources of the Mid-
west and urged that more research
funds be directed away from the
coastal states and funnelled into
this area.
The financial gain which the
University would receive raised, in
turn, questions about the extent
industrial and military needs are
channeling the course of research.
As University research^ becomes
more and more underwritten by
federal and private funds, care
must be taken that the first serv-
ice of the institution, education,
is not impaired.
Vice-President for University
Relations Lyle M. Nelson resigned
his post late in May to accept a
similar position at Stanford Uni-

versity. His duties were assumed
this fall by Director of University
Relations Michael Radock, who
had previously been with the Ford
Motor Company.
Nelson said that he "did not
feel he could turn down the op-
portunity. I did so once before
but the renewed offer is such that
I have concluded I should accept
Regents Otto E. Eckert and
Charles S. Kennedy, both Repub-
licans, declined to seek re-election
this spring after 16 years on the
board. They will be replaced on
Jan. 1 by Republican Paul G. Goe-
bel of Grand Rapids and Democrat
Allan B. Sorenson of Midland
who were elected in April.
The election left the line-up on
the board at 6 Democrats and 2
During the summer session, the
State Council of College Presidents
appointed Visiting Professor of
Higher Education Merritt M.
Chambers as its executive secre-
They also supported earmark-
ing of specific revenues for use
of the state's colleges and univer-

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