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Winds to diminish tonight,
colder tomorrow



To Begin Study on Education
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Gov. George Romney's 50-man "blue ribbon" Citizen's
Committee on Higher Educationswill make a sweeping study of the
state's higher education, ranging from tuition policy to institution
location to capital outlay.
A draft statemenit- of the committee's charge is circulating
among the state's college and university presidents, Charles Orle-
beke, Romney's education advisor, said yesterday. Its basis was

Senate FinR


nCe Unit Votes

agreed upon at a conference
To Anal ze
Delta Plan
Gov. George Romney yesterday
reiterated his desire to put the de-
cision on a four-year college in
the Saginaw Valley into the hands
of his "blue-ribbon" citizens' com
xnittee on higher education, how
ever, the University has received
no official word from the gover-
nor to this effect.
The University would have no
obiection to the citizens' commit
tee studying the Delta question
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher said yesterday. However
he emphasized the loss of time
which would result from the study
Romney explained his rationale
for delaying the decision until a
complete study is made at a press
conference in Lansing. He said
that the decision on what type
of four-year institution should be
put at the present Delta College
site was a fundamental statewide
education policy question.
Conflicting Plans
"It is unfortunate that there is
no statewide plan or program to
settle the matter and that there
are conflicting plans and pro-
grams, -the governor declared.
He indicated that there should
be # no legislative action either on
the bill sponsored by Rep. Ray-
mond Wurzel (R-Nortih Street),
callng fqr a "piggy-back" junior-
senior college attached to Delta
of the University plan for a Uni-
versity affiliated four-year branch.
"Almost any move would establish
a policy," he noted.
Romney said he wished there
were some way the Legislature
could affirm its support for a four-
year college in the region without
committing itself to any plan.
Would Aid Delta
President Hatcher said that in
the face of the urgent need for an
expanded program in the Saginaw
Valley, the University would be
willing to aid Delta in starting a
four-year college. If after the citi-
zens' study, the group disapprov-'
ed of the arrangement, the Uni-
versity would willingly pull-out,
he maintained.
Meanwhile, the House Ways and
Means Committee reported out the
Wurzel bill. However, details of its
amendments will not be revealed
until it is formally presented to
the House today.
The joint University-Delta reso-
lution is in the Senate business
committee. The University would
consider amending the resolution
to make the University's role in
establishing a degree-granting col-
lege in -the Thumb area a "trus-
teeship" which would end after a
specified period of time, Pesident
Hatcher indicated. However, he
said that the Delta people would
have to make this decision.
State Approves
In ADC-U Plan
Special To The Daily
LANSING-The Senate passed
enabling legislation for participat-
ing in the federal aid to dependent
children of unemployed fathers
(ADC-U) program yesterday, de-
spite Democratic warnings that
the law is unacceptable to the
federal government.
The bill now goes to Gov. George
Romney's desk for his signature.
The measure limits AD-U pay-
ments to the children of fathers
who have worked less than 32
hours in the two weeks before ap-

Democratic Senators contended
that this provision is arbitrarily
discriminatory, and designed to
save employers unemployment in-
surance taxes.
Sen. Philip Rahoi (D-Iron
Mountain) presented a telegram
from Assistant Secretary of Health
Education and Welfare Wilbur
Cohen claiming the measure is
Romney said he will contact
HEW. Secretary Anthony J. Cele-

of ,the presidents' representatives
"and Orlebeke last month. The
presidents will thus probably
make comments on details rathe'
than the substance.
In Ann Arbor University Presi-
dent Hlarlan Hatcher had a copy
of the committee's charge on his
desk yesterday.
y Problem of Enrollment
- The University will urge the
n committee to study the problem
s of expanded freshman enrollment,
and the criteria for adding new
professional schools in the state,
3 he indicated.
"The committee should pick
apart the needs and analyze the
capabilities of the individual in-
- stitutions," he added.
Orlebeke explained the commit-
tee would:
1) Determine the state's re-
sponsibility to higher education;
2) Determine priorities an rec-
ommend procedures for expand-
ing higher education in Michigan;
of 'Study the admissions policy
iofthe various state colleges and
4) Study levels of tuition;
Financing Alternatives
5) Attempt to find alternative
ways of financing capital expan-
sion, considering bonding and
methods other than the current
"pay as you go" system.
The committee will look into
past reports, including the Russell
Report of 1958, and will update
them. Orlebeke added that the
group will also review the efforts
of other states in higher educa-
No further appointments have
been made since- ics chairman and
vice-chairman' were announced
last Saturday, Orlebecke said, but
the rest of the committee should
be named soon.
The' governor has set no dead-
line for the study. However,.Orle-
beke expects preliminary reports
by the fall to help Romney and
t h e Legislature prepare next
year's budget. The committee will
continue into next year, he pre-
Plans for financing the study
have not been worked out, he in-
dicated, but Orlebeke said he ex-
pects no trouble. Donations of
staff and volunteer work will
keep the costs down, he noted.
Governor Cites
Inapplicab iiity
Of Decision
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Gov. George Rom-
ney stressed yesterday that Mon-
day's United States Supreme Court
decision voiding the Georgia
County Unit Rule System had no
bearing to Michigan reapportion-
The decision, calling for "one
man, one vote," in place of Geor-
gia's electoral college type county
unit system, " has no application
to the new constitution," Romney
"The new constitution provides
an excellent system for effective
representation of all Michigan
citizens in their Legislature, re-
gardless of whether these citizens
live in densely populated metro-
politan areas or sparcely populated
rural areas.
"I am convinced personally that
the new apportionment formula
will meet every legal test andrthere
is considerable legal backing for
this opinion, including the law-
yers in the Constitutional Con-C
vention who voted for the con-
stitution," Romney declared. <
He said the Supreme Court isl
ruling on each state's case in-i
dividually and that the validity of
legislative apportionment schemes
has not yet been decided.t
Romney cautioned against vot-
ing on the constitution on the
basis of the apportionment sec- .
tion, saying it should be comparedt

in its entirity to the old document.
UA R May Begin
Troop Withdrawal
source said yesterday the United
Arab Republic is ready to with-
draw troops from Yemen if Saudi
Arabia and the Aden Federation

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.. . sweeping study
Sees Faults
In Proposal
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher said yesterday that he
sees the "seeds of trouble and con-
flict" in the proposed new con-
stitution's education article.
There could be a conflict be-
twe the constitutional auton-
omy of the three major state uni-
versities and the proposed State
Board of Education, he noted.
"However, in the hands of high
minded individuals t h e state
board could be a fine institution,"
he added. "It could be of genuine
use to a state such as Michigan
with many state institutions of
higher education."
Cut Appropriations
President Hatcher said that if
universities had to present their
appropriations requests to both
the state board and directly to
the Legislature, there would be
two chances for the requests to
be cut.
The conflict could also' arise
over the board imposing value
judgments over the way the uni-
versities spend their money. He
expressed concern over the state
board's role in the co-ordination
of state-wide higher education.
He compared t n e proposed
board to the state board which
exists in Illinois and said that it
is possible in Illinois for the un.-
versity to persuade the legislature
to ignore the recommendations of
the board. 'The same situation
would exist in Michigan.
Work With Board
"If the constitution should pass.
the University will work with the
board to help it develop a high
tradition of service to the state."
The president, as a private cit-
izen, has publicly supported the
education section. "The total sec-
tion is a great advance," he said.
earlier in the month.
Under the proposed constitu-'
tion the superintendent of public
instruction, who would be appoint-5
ed by the governor instead of be-
ing elected, would head the en-
larged state board.
President Hatcher has support-7
ed the idea of the superintendentI
"being removed from the politicall

On Housing
Win Favor
Last night's public hearing
concerning the proposed new fair
housing ordinance featured an al-
most complete unanimity of sup-
port for an ordinance stronger
than the one submitted to the
city council by the Human Rela-
tions Commission.
Only two speakers, Edmund
Walter and Edgar Smith, opposed
the ordinance. The former called
it "discrimination against nrop-
erty owners" while the latter felt
that legislation should be directed
"at prejudice" instead of against
The remaining 26 speakers, in
general, called for five basic pro-,
posals concerning the ordinance.
Financial Institutions
First, the speakers generally
felt that the provision banning
discrimination in financial insti-
tutions, which Mayor Cecil 0.
Creal had suggested dropping
from the ordinance, should be re-
Second they asked that the def-
inition of a multiple dwelling be
changed from "a minimum of five
contiguous units" to "a minimum
of three non-contiguous units."
This definition would make the
ordinance cover more housing.
Third, the speakers called for a
ban on discriminatory advertis-
ing in the ordinance.
More Regulation
Fourth, they proposed tnat the
ordinance be expanded to include
regulation of realtors, builders and
Finally, they felt that the ordi-
nance ought to cover not only fed-
erally assisted housing approved
after enactment of the ordinance
but also housing financed with a
federal mortgage approved before
Many Groups
Among the groups represented
were the Ann Arbor Committee
f or Housing Legislation, t h e
American Civil Liberties Union,
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People,
the Student Government Council
Human Relations Board, and the
Ann Arbor Area Fair Housing
Association - Congress of Racial
I A number of local religious or-
ganizations also gave their sup-
port to a strong fair housing ordi-
Creal commented after the
meeting, "I don't think this meet-
ing was indicative of the diver-
gent opinions on this subject. It's
hard to say how many more pub-
lic hearings will be needed."

SRC Survey Studies
Consumer Attitudes 4
"During the last three months there was a sidewise move-
ment in consumer sentiment and willingness to buy," according
to the latest Survey Research Center quarterly Survey of Con-.
sumer Attitudes and Inclinations to Buy.
The Survey, directed by Professors George Katona and~
Eva Mueller of the economics department and SRC programz
directors, studied a nationwide cross-section of about 2000 adults
in January and February.e
"As has been reported on the basis of earlier surveys, con
sumer attitudes and expectations deteriorated slightly butw
steadily from early 1962 until the fall. The survey of November-y
December 1962 indicated a recovery up to the level of the:
beginning of the year. The recovery in consumer attitudes couldN
be attributed to a large extent
ito the solution of the Cuban {z{>;F
crisis of last October," the re-
port stated.?
Two Statements £e""""
The new survey data allows4
two definite statements:<
1) There were no further4
gains in the recovery of con-
sumer sentiment;
2) The improvement noted
in November has not been can-
A third conclusion, drawn
from .the findings with less as-
surance, is that the stimulation
present in November shows
some signs of wearing off.
The SRC Index of Consumer }f
Sentiment stood at 98.3 in Jan-
uary-February slightly, but not GEOGE sATONA
significantly, lower than either .en cr
two or 12 months earlier.
"In January-February 1963 the data obtained were most
favorable regarding interest in automobiles and least favorablez
regarding the longer range business outlook; attitudes toward
personal financial conditions ranked in between,":
A comparison of the current intentions data with those
obtained two years ago "augers" well for the sales prospects
of 1963 model cars. "Past experience indicated, however, that
intentions to buy expressed in January-February do not provides
any indication of the prospects for the new models introducedr
the following autumn," the report noted.L
Housing Prospects
Intentions to buy houses for bwner occupancy and planned
improvements and home repairs are somewhat more frequent
than a year ago.
Attitudes toward the personal finance situation, which im-
proved from August to November 1962, showed little changeg
since November. People's opinion about the general economic
outlook during the next twelve months are generally less favor-;
able than a year ago.
Business Prospects
When people are asked what they see ahead regardingk
unemployment and business prospects during the next five years,
the January-February data are less favorable than the Novem-
ber data.
Very little can be added to the November-December report
on attitudes toward a tax cut and the expected use of moneyr
saved through it, the study pointed out.
Favor Tax Cutw
"We reported before that close to two-thirds of'American
consumers are in favor of a tax cut, even though very many
people do not understand how a tax cut could stimulate the
economy and believe that in view of our obligations 'we cannot
afford a tax cut'."
The report stated that there are no indications that people
now count on paying lower taxes in the future and, in explainingA
their personal financial expectations and their economic out-g
look, hardly anyone refers to a prospective tax cut.
"There is no reason to associate the recent large auto-
mobile sales and the increased incurrence of personal debt
with expectations of tax savings. Should a taxcut be enacted,:
its stimulating effect would come in the future."

House Kill
Plan To Tax
U' Students
A proposal to tax bachelor's and
master's degree students $1200
and doctoral degree students $1500
within a 12-year period after grad-
uation appears to have been killed
in the House for the second
straight year.
Rep. Lester J.;Allen's (R-Ithaca)
bill, which is designed to es-
tablish a special fund for new con-
struction on campuses, was not
reported out of the House Com-
mittee on State Affairs yesterday.
The deadline for reporting out
bills is tonight,, but Rep. Roy T.
Brigham (R-Battle Creek), a
member of the committee, said he
would be "very much surprised" if
Allen's measure was passed.
"Unanimous" Opinion
No vote was taken, but it's a
"pretty well unanimous" opinion
of the committee members that
the bill simply would charge stu-
dents too much money, Brigham
A random-sample survey of Uni-
versity student commentary was
relayed to Allen, but was not
brought up in committee.
The survey, conducted by Grad-
uate Student Council and Student
Government Council, showed that
more than half the Michigan stu-
dents and the "overwhelming ma-
jority" 'of out-of-state students
questioned would not have enrolled
in public universities in the state
had Allen's legislation been in ef-
Would Limit Donations
A large majority of both in-
state and out-of-state students
warned that such a bill would
limit voluntary donations they
might make to the University in
the future.
The survey found wide-spread
student support for using state-
wide taxes to finance public high-
er education. One of the represen-
tative's chief reasons for drawing
up his proposal was to eliminate
what he felt was an excessive bur-
den carried by two thirds of the
state's population in support of
the one third that attended col-
Questionnaires were sent, out to
700 students Friday, and approxi-
mately 350 responded, GSC of fi-
cials said.
Senate Group
Approves Bill
WASHINGTON (M)-President
John F. Kennedy's proposed Youth
Conservation Corps, under heavy
Republican attack, survived its
first Senate skirmish yesterday.
The Senate manpower subcom-
mittee revised the Administration's
youth employment bill to leave its
ultimate cost up to future Congres-
sional action and then sent it
along to the full labor committee
after approving its essential fea-
The Democratic majority wrote
in a "good character" provision
to remove any idea that the pro-
posed conservation campus would
become dumping grounds for juve-
nile delinquents.

Raise WSU,
Lower MSU
Hold Off on Research,
Increase Total Bill,
Decrease Loan Fund
Special To The Daily
LANSING-The Senate Appro-
priations Committee reported out
the University's appropriations
measure yesterday, unchanged
from Gov. George Romney's orig-
inal request of $38.2 million,
Michigan State University's rec-
ommended budget was cut by
$386,000, but Wayne State Uni-
versity's was raised by $500,000 to
allow for/ 125 students in its
medical school freshman class.
In effect the total higher edu-
cation package was increased by
about $100,000 over Romney's re-
quest of $115.9 million for operat-
ing expenses at the ten state-
supported colleges and universities.
Scholarship Slash
There was also a $50,000 slash
in the state scholarship loan pro-
gram, because the Appropriations
Committee believed tht loan pro-
gram lacked sufficient guidelines,
Senate majority leader Stanley
G. Thayer (R-Ann Arbor), a mem-
ber of the committee, said.
The savings in the MSU bdget
were effected by combining its
co-operative extension service and
the agricultural experiment sta-
The Appropriations Committee's
final recommendation for MSU
was $38.1 million and for WSU,
The Senate has to approve the
entire education package by March
29, and the House by April 24.
Other recommendations in yes-
terday's bill were the following:
Ferris Institute, $2.6 million;
Grand Valley State College, $558,-
000; Michigan College of Mining
and Technology, $3.5 million; Cen-
tral Michigan University, $3.5 mil-
lion; Eastern Michigan University,
$3.7 million; Northern Michigan
University, $1.8 million and West-
ern Michigan University, $5.9 mil-
Romney had no comment on the
revisions of the education budget,
saying that his main concen was
that the general outline of his
budget be maintained.
No Rejection
Thayer declared that the budget
did not necessarily indicate a re-
jection of proposed programs and
increases, such as the $1-1.5 mil-
lion increase which the Uiversity
requested for the Institute of
Science and Technology, but re-
flected the problem of keeping
within a budget.
,When Romney introduced his
total budget on Jan. 31, he em-
phasized the need to get the state
on a sound fiscal footing before
he would be able to meet the
financial requirements of higher
In Ann Arbor University Presi-
dent Harlan Hatcher said yester-
day, before hearing that the ap-
pripriations measure had reported
out, that the University expected
to receive the original figure in
the governor's budget. "The only
dark issue is the $750,000 fund for
special research projects ,t state
universities," President Hatcher
The research project money is
contained in a separate appropria-
tions bill, which has, not reported
out yet.
If the budget of this, yar fol-
lows past years, there will be little
or no change in the $38.2 million
figure for the University. Rep.
Arnell Engstrom , (R - Traverse

City), chairman of the House
Ways and Means Committee, al-
ready has indicated that his com-
mittee will follow the Senate lead
on this matter.
Rusk Describes

Council To Choose Officer's,
Study Academic Committee
Student Government Council will elect officers and consider
forming a standing committee on academics tonight.
It will also act on a motion to speed initiation of a student-
faculty government.
Council member Kenneth Miller, '64, and Executive Vice-Presi-
dent Thomas Brown, '63BAd, are both seeking the presidency. Edwin
Sasaki, Grad, is running for either.
executive or administrative vice- TRADITIONALLY
president. No candidate has been
announced for treasurer.
The standing committee on
academics, proposed by Daily Edi- Forum S
tor Michael Olinick, '63, would co- odnt h ciiiso t d n
ordinae ther activitie ofu sudent
academic groups including the:=_,~
literary college steering commit-
tee, the Honors Cojncil steering
committee, Graduate S t u d e n tf
Council, the Engine~ering Council
and the education school Student
The motion o~n student-faculty
government, sJso from Olinick,
woul appintstudents to egt
pntcommttees of the 'Ijniversi y
S. t within oemnh
A previous motion that passed4
Cuclhad not et any timeuni

ees Lack of Church Social Role
"The church today concentrates solely .on individual ethics and
neglects social ones," Prof. Merrill Jackson of the Mental Health,
Resarc Intiutesai1 lstnight in the seventh Voic Foer o
American Society. a i
Speaking on "The Churches and Social Action"f Prof. Jackson fi_,.$ s:;;;_:>;;:;:>:::::;:::: >= <
and Rev. Erwin Gaede of the Ann Arbor Unitarian Church explored r :<:::> "
the possibilities of the American church involving itself strongly in
current social problems.
Prof. Jackson said he believed almost no serious discussion of
political or social problems took place in today's churches. "From
the point of view of social change the church is bankrupt," he said.

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