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Legislators Given
Delta Resolution
Calls For Both Houses To Support
Proposal To Establish 'U' Branch
A resolution backing the establishment of a University branch
on the Delta College campus is now in the hands of the Legislature
Introduced concurrently in both houses yesterday, the resolution,
if passed, would "request the University and Delta to continue their
plans of jointly operating a two-year community college and for the
University to operate a degree-granting program as a branch on the
'Delta campus."



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It also suggests that the two
the Legislature in designing a

...Delta proposal
Allen Seeks
Viewpoint s'
More than 800 University stu-
dents today will receive question-
naires designed to provide Rep.
Lester J. Allen (R-Ithaca) with
campus opinion on hisaproposal
to charge college graduates $1200
to $1500 to be channeled into a
special capital outl'ay fund.
Noting Allen's request for such
commentary, Graduate Student
Council decided to send out a four-
question survey in order to take
advantage of the "unique oppor-
tunity for communication 'etween
the students of thisUniversity
and the state Legislature."
Student Government Council,
whose executive board tentatively
approved the idea Monday, is co-
sponsoring the survey.
Assessed for Degree
Both in-state and out-of-state
students graduating with a bache-
lor's'or master's degree would be
assessed $1200, doctoral degree
students $1500.
These, students, who would be
required to sign promissory notes
before receiving a diploma, would
have to pay within 12 years after
graduation, at four per cent in-
There is an exemption for mar-
ried women showing economic
hardship, and payment would be
delayed if the graduate were in
the armed forces or completing
his education.
In Committee
Allen's bill is now in the House
Committee on State Affairs.
The GSC-SGC survey asks four
1) Would you have enrolled at
a state-supported university in
Michigan if such a promissory
note was required;
2) Would payment of such a
fee limit future donations you
might consider giving to tne Uni-
3) Is it discriminatory to ex-
empt married females who dem-
onstrate financial need;
4) Is it fair to tax those indi-
viduals who do not seek a college
education to provide funds for
operating expenses and capital
outlay programs at state-sup-
ported universities in Michigan?
Since the legislative deadline
for reporting out bills is Wednes-
day, the questionnaires have to
be in by Monday in order to be
relayed in time to Allen. He in-
troduced a similar measure last
year, but it died in committee.
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institutions "work in harmony with
feasible operating budget" for the
new branch. The introduction of
the resolution follows the circula-
tion of the complete University-
branch plan, approved by the Re-
gents two weeks ago, among state
Major Step
Approval of the resolution would
be a major step toward implemen-
tation of the branch proposal,
since no formal (enabling) legis-
lation is required for establish-
ment of a branch by an existing
However, University and Delta
officials have declared that. they
would not set up the branch with-
out a vote of support from Lan-
Thayer Sponsors
The resolution was introduced(
in the Senate by Senators Stanley
G. Thayer (R-Ann Arbor) and.
William Leppien (R-Saginaw) and
referred to the Senate Business
Committee. It was introduced in
the House of Representatives by
William Boos (D-Saginaw) and
Carl Little (R-Saginaw), and is
now in the House Committee on
Rules and Resolutions.
It joins an alternate proposal,
the "piggy-back" plan, which
would set up an independent state
college in the area, in seeking
legislative approval. This bill 3s
now in the House Committee on
Ways and Means and has strong
support in there.
A leading House supporter of
the University-branch resolution
said last night that its sponsors
are having trouble getting repre-1
sentatives tosign (and thereby!
endorse) the resolution. The num-!
ber of signatures on a controver-
sial resolution is generally con-
sidered to be indicative of its
chances for success when it comes
up for a vote.
See Discontent
Over Relations
Discontent is growing among
Delta College faculty members
over faculty, a4ministration rela-
tions, two Delta faculty members
reported yesterday.
Donald Woodworth, a Delta in-
structor, said that the faculty is
working for improved communica-
tions and academic due process
with regard to appointments and
The present policy toward in-4
structors is that they are on "a
trial basis and the college can re-
new or not renew a contract with
no reasons given," Delta President
Samuel D. Marble commented last
Woodworth charges that this
policy is contrary to due academic
Woodworth is one of two in-
structors who did not receive a
new contract to sign. No reasons
were given but the decision is be-
ing negotiated and reconsidered,
he added.


r Alter Plan
For Class
All undergraduates w 11 be
allowed to pre-classify for courses
next fall, Ronald L. Keller, ad-
ministrative assistant in the Of-
fice of Registration and Records,
said yesterday.
The system, originally limited
to students taking courses in the
literary college in its initial trial
last semester, will be extended to
undergraduates in the architec-
ture college, the education school,
the business school, the nursing
school, the music school, the
pharmacy college, the natural re-
sources school and the engineer-
ing college.
Pre-classification allows stu-
dents to select their courses and
sections for the coming semester,
- permitting them to avoid having
to enroll in specific classes at
Abolish Class Cards
In addition to extending the
pre-classification program, class
cards have been abolished, Keller
Students pre-classifying will
only have to fill out two forms,
an elections card and a schedule
form, Keller said.
The Office of Registration and
Records will then supply depart-
ments with lists of students in
every class and the number of
open spaces, in that class.
Change Courses
In or4er to smooth out the pre-
classification s y s t e m, students
with "academically valid reasons"
will be allowed to change courses
at registration if they have the
permission of their counselor.
This will remove some of the
burden from individual depart-
ments which, this semester, han-
dled all changes in the schedules
of pre-classified students, Keller
The office is still undecided
about whether students who wish
to switch from one section of a
course ,to another section of that
same course will be handled by
the departments or at registration,
he added.
Issue 'Time Permits'
To help minimize such switches,
the Office of Student Affairs will
be issuing "time permits."
Given out by Director of Stu-
dent Organizations John Bingley,
the'y will specify hours students
must have free in order to work
or to participate in activities, in
much the same way that early
registration passes allowed stu-
dents to arrange schedules to suit
their particular needs, Keller said.
Students will see their coun-
selors, select courses in the pre-
vious semester and pay fees on a
deferred basis.
He described the present pro-
gram as "phasing into". such an
Pre-classification will begin
next Monday in the literary col-I
lege and the other units will begin
at their convenience, Keller said.;

I AM MEETING with you to-
day because there appears to
be some need for clarification
of the University's attitude on
the matter of fair housing, and
because of the misrepresenta-
tion of my own position. We
need to get things back on the
right track.
Let me first emphasize my
own personal belief and convic-
tion. I wish to state as clearly
as I can that I am now and al-
ways have been opposed to dis-
crimination in any form.
Speaking as an individual, an
educator and a citizen of Ann
Arbor, I endorse the concept of
fair housing legislation. There
has been a constant improve-
ment in this community in pro-
visions for housing for all. In
the event that there can be
further progress toward this
goal by enactment of fair hous-
ing legislation, I personally
would encourage such action.
* * *
WE NEED and will get fair
housing legislation. It must be
accompanied by warm human
understanding and grow out of
community good will.
I hope Ann Arbor will be a
model in both. This community
is known with affection in all
parts of the world and among
all races and nations which I
have visited. Often the happi-
ness was' engendered and fos-
tered by a fine citizen of this
community who took a personal
- interest in a student from an-
other land, a different race, but
a common spirit. We have a

feeling of humiliation and hurt
when an adverse incident oc-
curs. Fortunately they are few.
We would like to hasten the day
when they disappear-every-
where in the world.
As for the University, I have
stated many times and on every
possible occasion that our posi-
tion is forthright. The Regents
Bylaw states that the Univer-
sity shall not discriminate
against any person because of
race, color, 'religion, creed, na-
tional origin or ancestry-in its
own facilities.
* * *
THE BYLAW also states that.
the University shall work for
the elimination of discrimina,-
tion from non-University sourc-
es which affect our students or
staff. We have done so and will
continue these efforts.
With respect to this matter,
the University-and I as its
president-fully endorse the
concept of fair housing legisla-
tion and have so informed the
Mayor and City Council..
Furthermore, I would encour-
age the president of Student
Government Council, members
of the Student Human Rela-
tions Board, and faculty and
staff members as individuals,
to express their views on the
* * *
THERE ARE approximately
2000 faculty members and near-
ly 8000 staff members, research
personnel and other University
employes. If you count other
members of University families,

Text of President 's Speech

... fair housing

the number may reach 15,000 or
20,000. These persons are spread
through the city and are among
its leading citizens. Many of
them are active in positions of
civic affairs. They have a re-
sponsibility as Ann Arbor citi-
zens to sponsor and work for
any legislation they think will
help our community.
It is preferable that social
progress be made through indi-
vidual actions of faculty, em-
ployes and students, rather
than through the dictation of a
dominant institution in any

r **--


Ann Arbor
' n rbrPresident Reiterates
'U' Position to Creal
Proposes To Provide Testimony
If 'U' Personnel 'Clearly Involved'
In a letter to Ann Arbor Mayor Cecil O. Creal and the City Coun-
cil, University President Harlan Hatcher said yesterday that the
University "does not wish to dictate legislation or tell the 'city how
to conduct its affairs, but it heartily favors a fair housing ordinance."
He said that the letter states "the position of the University."
The President also said that a representative of the University
would testify at future hearings on specific questions concerning
the ordinance where it is clear that substantial numbers of Univer-
sity personnel would be involved. President Hatcher revealed the

Cudlip, White Support
Proposed Constitution'
The fact that the incumbent Regents are opposed to the new state
constitution propt..ued the two Republican candidates into the Regen-
tal campaign.
Both William E. Cudlip of Grosse Pointe and Ink White of St.
Johns stressed their support of the new constitution and especially its
education article yesterday.
The eight-man state board of education provided for in the
new constitution would be an important "tool to help solve the

Unit Approves
Anti-Bias Move
LANSING-Gov. George Rom-
ney's proposal to fight discrimina-
tion in housing began a difficult
course through the Legislature
yesterday after approval by the
Senate State Affairs Committee.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. John
W. Fitzgerald ; (R-Grand Ledge),
which Romney labeled as one of
his key proposals, emerged after
the Michigan Real Estate Asso-
ciation failed to revise it.
It would prohibit a real estate
agent from "suggesting, , recom-
mending or otherwise encourag-
ing discrimination" by a seller
against a prospective buyer.

"growing educational needs of the
state," White said.
Coordinate Education
The proposed elective board and
appointive superintendent of pub-
lic instruction would help coordi-
nate higher education throughout
the state and act as a liaison be-
tween the various universities, col-
leges and the Legislature, both
candidates indicated.
White commented that being a
Regent involves more than a re-
sponsibility to the University; it
entails a responsibility to the en-
tire state to provide higher educa-
tion for all students who can qual-
The University plays another
role in the state. It must cooperate
with industry and the state to
form an industrial complex in the
area, Cudlip noted. More industry
and new fiscal flexibility, offered
under the new constitution, will
aid in making the state financial-
ly stable.
Support Needs
White and Cudlip indicated that
although Gov. George Romney
was not able to extend the ade-
quate appropriations to the Uni-
versity this year, he will support
the University's educational needs
as soon as the. state is fiscally
The University should maintain

Cancels Bid
IThe Syracuse University chap-
ter of Lambda Chi Alpha frater-
nity recently withdrew a bid ex-
tended by Sy Oskeroff after the
chapter learned that Oskeroff was
Chapter President David Ben-
jamin explained yesterday that
the action was taken after dis-
cussion with Oskeroff, "because
he could not be expected to go
through the initiation ritual with-
out being a hypocrite to his reli-
Parts of the Lambda Chi ritual
i n v o l v e "professing Christian
ideals," Benjamin said, but he
would not explain the ritual more
fully. "The ritual and everything
about it is secret," he said.
Oskeroff Explains
Oskeroff explained that he was
not told to leave, "but they left
it up to me after telling me I'd
be a hypocrite. They did not tell
me what parts of the ritual were
involved." .F nally, the bid was
withdrawn, le said.
Interfraternity Council Presi-
dent John Meyerholz, '03BAd, a
member of the University chapter.
of Lambda Chi, stated that there
is "nothing in the national con-
stitution or in the ritual" which
bars any person or "which goes
against any belief." He suggested
that the Syracuse chapter might
have used the ritual as an excuse"
to drop the pledge for other rea-
sons of personality.
Bias Substitute
IFC advisor John Feldkamp,;
however, indicated that "ritual s
could be used as a substitute for
a bias clause," but that he could
not comment on the Syracuse ac-
tion without further information.
"This is a question which has
not been studied in detail and has
never been resolved by the Stu-
dent Government Council Com-
mittee on Membership," he noted.!
Oskeroff said that at no time
during rush was any mention
made of religion or the religious'
quality of the initiation.!
Benjamin said that Lambda Chi '
"was founded on Christian basis
and has traditionally been a Chris-
tian fraternity. No Jewish person
has ever been a member of the

letter to members of the Human
Relations Board yesterday at a
meeting in which he clarified his
and the University's position on
fair housing legislation.
Clear Attitude
The letter states that "in order
to make clear the attitude of the
University and its president on
the subject of fair housing legis-
lation now being considered by the
City Council .. ., I should like to
say that I earnestly recommend
and vigorously support fair hous-
ing for this community-and all
communities. I pray that it may
be accomplished with good will
and warm human understanding.
"The University wished to work
with the Ann Arbor community
in all matters of mutual interest.
It does not wish to dictate legis-
lation or tell the city how to con-
duct its affairs, but it heartily
favors a fair housing ordinance,
particularly because the Ann Ar-
bor community is so closely linked
with the University as the resi-
dence of so many faculty and stu--
dents of every race.
Mutual Concern
"It is and has been a satisfac-
tion to work with you, members of
the Council and the community in
all matters of mutual concern."
Director of University Relations
Michael Radock commented hat
"this statement is not a departure
from the President's previous point
of view, but merely an attempt to
clarify a misrepresentation of his
own belief and the University's
President Hatcher noted that
the statement suports the concept
of fair housing legislation; it is
not in support of the legislation
presently before City Council, as
this is as yet not fully formulated.
Shouldn't Dictate
In his statement of Feb. 21,
Hatcher said that "we do not be-
lieve the University should at-
tempt to dictate legislation to the
city of Ann Arbor." He expressed
"sympathy" with the efforts of the
HRB to secure fair housing legis-
lation and said the University pol-
icy of non-interference in city
matters did not reflect an attitude
of non-concern.
David Aroner, '63, chairman of
the HRB, presented President
Hatcher with the faculty petition
recommending University support
of fair housing legislation.
President Hatcher noted that
the faculty and students are more
effective and important in in-
fluencing legislation in this case
than the "abstract University"
could be.I
In further delineating his per-
sonal position, President Hatcher
said that "I felt distressed when
seemingly cast in the role of being
antagonistic and not being con-
cerned with the issues." He added
that he felt he had been mis-
represented as appearing un-
interested in the legislation.
GOP Leaders
Urge Passage
Top-ranking GOP leaders gath-
ered in Ann Arbor last night at a
Washtenaw County Republican's
banquet to urge passage of Mich-
igan's proposed new constitution.
Mrs. Lenore Romney, principal
speaker, gave the line party work-
arc, wtill nrnhnahly taein fiehH,,cr

board Votes
To Endorse
Merger, Plan
The Michigan Union Board of
Directors ,met last night with
members of the Michigan Union-
Women's League Study Commit-
tee and unanimously endorsed its
preliminary recommendations that
"the Michigan Union and the
Women's League and their facili-
ties become one organization."
The Board agreed to accept
Daily Editor Michael Olinick's,
'63, motion that "the Michigan
Union Board of Directors has re.
viewed the preliminary recom-
mendations of the Union-League
Study Committee and strongly en-
dorses their contents.
"We find the concept of a single
co-educational structure for stu-
dent services and &ctivities a
sound and desirable one. The
Board recognizes the need for an
implementation committee to de-
termine the specifics of the pro-
posed merger."
Establish Committees
The two-page preliminary rec-
ommendation calls for a merging
of the student activities wings of
the Union and League and the
establishment of an implement-
tion committee to work out spe-
cific details of a merger between
governing boards of the groups.
Referring to the recommenda-
tion, Olinick . said, "I'd like to
comment on this report, but there
seems to be so little substance to
comment on. I certainly endorse
what there is here."
Union sExecutive Vice-President
and study committee member Jon
Carlson, '63, noted that the study
committee's "referring of any
major decisions to an implement-
ation committee is to procrastin-
ate and to disregard its charge."
Great Task
He further commented that the
work of deciding the specifics of
any merger between the govern-
ing bodies is "too great a task for
an implementation committee to
Associate Dean of the literary
college' James A. Robertson and
chairman of the committee re-
ported that it was the feeling of
his group that students should
take a less active role in the man-
agement of business operations
but should be represented on a
governing board charged with
these duties.
Olinick said he thought that
putting students in a minority
position on the board of directors
would be unwise. He advocated,
instead, their representation in at
least an equal position with the
adult members from the faculty,
administration and alumni.
Bruce Groom, '63, member of
the Board and study committee
returned,'"I don't think we want
to reduce the student voice on
the board, but I do think that
there is a need for .a board with
more of a day to day, week to
week understanding of the pro-
posed organization's financial
Outgoing Michigan Union Pres-
ident Robert Finke, '63, comment-

Broadway Cast To Play Here
"Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?" the controversial work of
American playwright Edward Al-
bee, who has been acclaimed by
critics as the "Tennessee Williams

of the 1960's," will be presented by a strong undergraduate as well
the Broadway cast in Ann Arbor as graduate program. "I would not
under the auspices of the TJniver- favor the elimination of the un-
sity's Professional Theatre Pro- dergraduate school, although there
gram. is a feeling in the state that this
Robert C. Schnitzer, execut've might happen," White said.,

director of the PTP, commented
that "it is quite a coup to bring
the show here while it is still
enjoying a very successful run on
Because the play is such a drain
in t'he nntnrc +lifli' a fltwln OCmlI

In answer to a question on the
University's position on fair hous-
ing, Cudlip said "anything pro-
hibiting discrimination is good
and wise." White also supports
civil rights.
i Delta Expansio~n

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