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Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom


GSC Decries Confidence Loss

Senate Passes Outlay Bills,

Graduate Student Council last
night decried the "erosion in con-
fidence in the University" that
has prompted recent faculty resig-
nations, and asked the Legislature
to "take all possible means" to re-
affairm its willingness to provide
sufficient financial support for
higher education.
GSC took the move after various
faculty members had resigned, giv-
ing as 'reasons their belief that
the "state and the citizens of the
state" were unwilling to give the
University enough fiscal aid.
T ~ F
resigns from Brandeis
Two Resig
At Brandeis
Wednesday from Brandeis Unver-
sity, charging political infringe-
m d violation of academic
Prof. Kathleen Gough Aberle of
the anthropology department and
her husband, Prof. David F. Ab-
erle chairman of the department,
resigned simultaneously, in the
face of reprimands from Brandeis
President Abram L. Sachar.d
President Sachar reprimanded
Prof. Aberle after she addressed
an audience of students, at their
request, Oct. 24, two days after
President John F. Kennedy re-
vealed the discovery of offensive
missile sites in Cuba.
At that time, she criticized the
American policy toward Cuba,
saying "I also hope that if there
is a limited war Cuba will win and
the United States will be shamed
before all the world and her im-
perialistic hegemony in Latin
America will be ended forever."
British Subject
Prof. Aberle, a British subject
who said she was speaking as a
"foreigner" and an "international-
ist," also said that "I do not sup-
port or praise Castro for equip-
ping Cuba with nuclear weapons."
President Sachar also reprim-
anded her for dismissing one of
her classes to enable the students
to participate in a peace march
18 months ago.
According to President Sachar,
"there is only one issue: whether
a faculty member, at this crucial
time, could make the statements
that were made. There is no issue
on her right to dissent."
President Sachar commented
yesterday that all he did was re-
primand her and that she was not
suspended and no punitive action
was taken.
The Brandeis Faculty Senate,
meeting Wednesday, found no
reason to make this an academic
freedom issue, he said. The entire
faculty will meet tomorrow to con-
sider the report of the Faculty
The Associated Press reported

the Brandeis faculty considered
the matter for four hours last
night and then recessed until to-
day. There was no statement..
President Sachar's cpnsure was
based on the timing of her speech.
He said other faculty members
had also criticized United States
policy but had "refrained from
statements that were reckless and
To Appeal Case
Prof. Aberle said that she in-
tended to appeal the case to the
American Association of Univer-
sity Professors and that, although
she thought it was a violation of
academic freedom, "the definitions
are tricky and I cannot be sure
what the AAUP will do."
Writing to the Justice, the
na.Apc student newsnaner to

"Representing students to whom
the quality of education is of
greatest concern-many of whom
will be teaching in such institu-
tions, including the University"
in the near future, the council
called the situation "deplorable."
Goes to Romney
The motion, from Peter Roosen-
Runge, will be sent to Gov. George
Romney, Sen. William G. Millikan
(R-Traverse City), chairman of
the Senate education committee,
Rep. Raymond C. Wurtzel (R-
North Street), chairman of the
House education committee, the
Regents, University President Har-
lan Hatcher, and Vice-President
for Research and Dean of the
graduate school Ralph A. Sawyer.
In a related statement, GSC will
ask Romney to appoint concerned
and informed educational leaders
to his "blue-ribbon" Citizen's
Committee for Higher Education,
which will study the state's edu-
cational system.
Four Claim
C ensorship
SOUTH BEND (-) - A student
magazine's suggestion that the
University of Notre Dame presi-
dent be given another job led to
the resignation of the magazine's
three top editors and its faculty
advisor yesterday.
The student editors of the mag-
azine, the Scholastic, charged cen-
The Rev. Charles McCarragher,
vice president for student affairs,
termed it a dispute over enforce-
ment of "existing policy."
Trouble Growing
Trouble had been growing since
a Feb. 22 editorial complained
the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh,
Unversity president, was spending
too much time away from the
campus. It suggested that a lay-
man be named president and that
Hesburgh be given the title chan-
But the immediate cause of the
resignations was the deletion of
two articles termed "offensive"' by
the administration from the issue
scheduled for distribution Friday.
One of these articles discussed
the student senate's recent "dec-
laration of rights and grievances,"
which urged more liberal dormi-
tory rules. The other was a satire
about campus spring riots.
Issue To Appear
Father McCarragher said the
issue would appear Friday without
the articles.
Resignations were announced
yesterday by John McCabe, Evans-
ton, Ill., editor; John Ahearn, Chi-
cago, managing editor, and James
Wyrsch, Springfield, Mo., asso-
ciate editor. All are seniors.
The magazine's advisor, Donald
Costello, an assistant professor of
English, also resigned. Costello
didn't disclose the contents of his
letter of resignation but said it
stemmed from censorship of the

Since the governor is expected
to announce his appointments to
the committee today, the request
will have little effect.
Create Three Committeesu.
In other action, the council
created three new GSC commit-
tees-one to prepare an orienta-
tion booklet for incoming graduate
students, one to study student
driving problems, and one to in-
vestigate possibilities of liberaliz-
ing library regulations.
GSC mandated its "graduate
representative" on the Student
Driving Committee, currently
meeting with the administration,
to offer the same proposals as the
Student Government Council rep-
These include: the possibility of
using space in existing parking
structures for student parking; the
possibility of constructing a stu-
dent parking structure, or the al-
ternative of eliminating driving
fees collected in the past as funds
for either of the solutions.
Defeat League Motion
GSC defeated a motion that
would have enabled the council to
work in conjunction with the Wo-
men's League in establishing a
graduate orientation program be-
yonduthat of the booklet.
jCouncil cited the work in this
field by individual graduate de-
partments, and the lack of need
to "lead graduate students around
by the hand" as rationale.
GSC urged its members and all
other graduate students to con-
sider petitioning for student po-
sitions on the committees of the
University Senate, for positions on
the Conference of the University
Steering Committee, and for places
on the Public Discussion Commit-
.Dismiss Four
At Frostburg
For Book Use
FROSTBURG, Md. R) - Four
young Frostburg State Teachers
College faculty members were dis-
missed yesterday for what they
charge was a conflict with the
administration o v e r academic
Part of the issue involved, the
professors said, was the selection
of three books-Lolita, Lady Chat-
terly's Lover and Tropic of Can-
cer-for use in their English
R. Bowen Hardesty, president
of the college, denied that the fac-
ulty'members were not rehired for
either reasons of academic free-
dom or the book controversy.
Some 600 of the 1200 students
enrolled demonstrated peacefully
last night protesting the dismissal
of the professors. Three other pro-
fessors in different departments
resigned in protest.
The four dismissed were mem-
bers of the 16-man English de-
partment and with the exception
of one, had been with the college
for just one year.





Thayer Calls
Rights Action
Measure Passes Out
Just Before Deadline
With only one minute remain-
ing before the midnight deadline
for action on bills from the house
of origin, the Senate passed yes-
terday a civil rights bill which
Sen. Stanley Thayer (R-Ann
Arbor), majority floor leader,
termed "the most important of its
kind in years."
The bill, aimed at preventing
discrimination because of race, re-
ligion, national origin or ances-
try, would apply to housing (real
estate transactions), education
and public accommodations.
The measure, highly favored by
Gov. George Romney, will now go
to the House.
Provide for Commission
Also included in the bill is a
provision for the establishment of
an eight-man commission to in-
vestigate violations and enforce
the bill. The commission would be
appointed to four-year terms by
Romney with the advice and con-
sent of the Senate.
Thayer noted that the commis-
sion would essentially take over
the functions of the current Fair
Employment and Practices Com-
The bill is similar to the civil
rights section of the proposed con-
stitution coming to a vote Mon-
day. There is some question what
effect passage of. the document
could have on the bill.
Constitution More General
Thayer maintains that the pro-
posed constitution is more general
in its coverage of the discrimina-
tion problem than the measure
passed yesterday, and would func-
tion as a guide for passing legis-
lation implementing it.
"This bill," Thayer said, "is
more specific, dealing with cer-
tain clear-cut areas. And I'm sure
any incompatabilities which might
arise between the proposed con-
stitution and it could be easily
straightened out."
The Senate also passed yester-
day a statewide minimum wage of
$1.15, a measure to alter the con-
troversial Ford-Canton strike ben-
efits decision of the State Su-
preme Court and a bill providing
for rezoning of Michigan into 19
congressional districts.
Redistricting Plan
The redistricting plan, designed
to eliminate the election of a
congressman-at-large, would ac-
commodate the state's growing
population, giving them better
It was sponsored by Sen. Far-
rell E. Roberts (R-Pontiac) and
contains many of Romney's ideas
for creation of a 19th district.
Also given the nod by the Sen-
ate was a bill allowing bus trans-
portation for parochial school stu-
dents at public expense in districts
that transport their own students.

Delta Measure Passes House

The "piggy-back" bill for Delta
College breezed through the House
yesterday, and now faces its tough-
est hurdle-the Senate Committee
on Education.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ray-
mond C. Wurzel (R-North Street)
passed 86-4.
Originally conceived by Assist-
ant Dean John X. Jamrich of
Michigan State University's educa-
tion school, the "piggy-back" plan
would establish Saginaw Valley
Senior College (SVSC): an inde-
pendent state college giving jun-
ior- and senior-year instruction
only. It would be run by a nine-
man board of trustees appointed
by the governor with Senate con-
Delta Would Remain
Delta, a locally-supported junior
college, would continue in its
present role, having no formal
connection with SVSC.
It stands as the major alterna-
tive to the - University-branch
plan, which would set up a four-
year University campus at Delta.
Wurzel admits the bill's future
"will be rougher" in the Senate.
Its first stop there is the educa-
tion committee, where two influ-
ential senators are staunchly op-

posed to it, favoring the alternate
University-branch plan. Senators
William G. Milliken (R-Traverse
City), committee chairman, and
Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann Arbor),
GOP caucus chairman, need only
one more vote in the six-man edu-
cation committee to stall the bill
until the reporting-out deadline
two weeks from now.
Any Remaining Member
Thayer said last night that this
third vote "could be any one of
the four remaining members. I
haven't heard any of them give
their views on it, but I don't think
they're greatly concerned over the
The House-approved version of
the "piggy-back"bill retains sev-
eral amendments made by the
House Committee on Education
and Ways and Means.
It still requires the thumb area
to raise at least $1 million, "by'
a method other than taxation," as
a prerequesite to the establishing
of SVSC as a state college.
Several Amendments
The ways and means commit-
tee also added several amendments
strengthening the Legislature's
control over SVSC's operations-
especially its financial affairs. An-

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Douglas Claims Propaganda
Mars American Education
WASHINGTON (RP)-Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
described American education last night as blemished by "more prop-
aganda . . . than we appreciate"-some of it racial, some religious,
some ideological.
"Americanism is often taught as a brief for whatever American
foreign policy may be in effect, no matter how defeating it may be,"
he said in a speech prepared for the National Civil Liberties Clear-
ing House.I

Thurber Works
Th re ok U'For ''Expansion
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third part in a series of five profiles
of Regental candidates. There are two openings for Regent which
will be decided in the April 1 election.) :
Orderly expansion of facilities to meet the needs of the.
burgeoning student population is the most important task facing
the University and the other institutions of higher education
in the state, incumbent Regent Donald M. D. Thurber stresses.
The Democratic candidate for Regent believes that the
problem is "to get ready and be ready" for a doubled enrollment
in 1970. The University must take its place in solving the
space-enrollment situation.
"Co-ordination of the various state-supported colleges and
universities is not as important as having sufficient facilities
to accommodate the increasing number of qualified high school
graduates," he asserts. Explaining his stand, Tiurber says,
"Take for example a pie big enough for six people. Now no
matter how you co-ordinate the pieces on a plate, there will
never be enough for twelve. You have got to have another pie."
Orderly Expansion
He uses this example to show that orderly expansion of
the existing educational facilities, not simply co-ordination of
the institutions is the way to solve the education crisis.
Thurber sees the concept of a branch campus at Delta
College as one form of expansion for the University. There is
no doubt of the need for a four
yercleein the tn-count cleeryr<
area, he believes. If the Uni-
vrsity's plans for a branch
campus do not gorthrough, at.
least the state-wide controversy
has focused attention on the
area's needs.
What schools really need is a
"recommitment of the state's,
energies and revenues" to foster>
expansion. The University
plays an enormous role in the
diverse economy of Michigan .
and it could do much more if
there were greater financial
support from the state." People
must see the University as part
of the economy with the capi-
bility of "getting the state mov-
Constitutional Provisions DONALD M. D. THURBER
There are several provisions expansion
in the proposed constitution
which may not help the state's universities and colleges expand,
according to the candidate.
He questions the effect of the provision which will require
that grade schools and institutions of higher education be
financed by sales tax funds. Under the present constitution
only grade schools are supported by sales tax money. The result
of this provision will be increased local property taxes to
support schools and increased pressure on the Regents to raise
tuition to meet the financial needs of the University.
"I also doubt the wisdom of the provision which mandates
the Governor to intervene during the fiscal year if anticipated
revenue is in conflict with appropriations," Thurber maintains.
A readjustment of the appropriation in mid-year would
have an "extremely unsettling effect on faculty, students and the
reputation of the University."
Several Problems

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to block bill
other gives the Legislature the
power to select a site for the pro-
posed institution.
Still absent too is the $50,000
state appropriatoin to get SVSC
started, which was cut out by the
education committee.
Neverthless, if the bill survives
the Senate, "I see no reason why
SVSC couldn't begin operations
this fall," Wurzel asserted. "It
would be very easy for the Legis-
lature to appropriate some money
when we come back this fall."
Chances Decline
The chances for passage of the
"piggy-back" plan-as well as the
two Delta-University resolutions-
have declined since Gov. George
Romney announced that he wants
no final action on the Thumb-
area college until his "blue-rib-
bon" committee studies the mat-
ter in a statewide context.
Wurzel noted that the piggy-
back bill "is only permissive leg-
islation-if the 'blue-ribbon' com-
mittee comes up with some other
plan, fine.".
Police Prevent
Voter March
A second Negro voter registra-
tion march in Greenwood, Miss.,
was broken up by local police yes-
terday in an attempt to keep the
city's civil rights struggle under
The march of some 50 Negroes
was led by Rev. D. L. Tucker of
Greenwood. Tucker was bitten in
the leg by one of the police dogs
during the course of the demon-
stration. Police Commissioner B.
A. Hammond said the minister
was definitely not bitten but
Tucker said this was a lie.
He was sent to the emergency
ward of the Greenwood hospital
and four or five stitches were
taken in his leg.
Claim Threat
Claiming the marchers who were
walking along on the sidewalks
were a threat to normal traffic,
the police dispersed the crowd. A
group of sheriffs from surrounding
counties met at the Greenwood
police station Wednesday night
and were briefed on procedures
used in Jackson during the Free-
dom Rides and marches in 1961,
but a police spokesman said they
were there as consultants rather
than reinforcements.
Despite the hostility in the
morning a voter registration rally
was held last night at the Turner
Methodist Church in Greenwood.
James Farmer, executive director
of the Congress for Racial Equal-
ity, was the chief speaker.
According to Wiley Branton, a
Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee worker, and one of the
localpolicemen there was no trou-
ble although police were placed
on duty near the church.
Prisoners Tried
Earlier yesterday six of the elev-
en men arrested were tried on dis-
orderly conduct charges arising
out of that day's demonstration.
SNCC workers Robert Talbert and
Curtis Hayes were released. Bran-
ton said those still in jail, all of

Body Allots
New Building
Make No Changes
In Other Allocations;
Await House Approval
The Senate passed the capital
outlay bill early. yesterday morn-
ing, making permanent the sub-
stitution of Medical Science Unit
II and the other University pro-
jects in the Senate version of the
Before the measures cleared the
Senate, the body added a science
and technology building for West-
ern Michigan University, Sen.
Arthur Dehnel (R-Unionville) said
last night.
No changes were made in the
University's allocation.
Now the capital outlay bills
must be approved in the House,
but they have until April 24 to
do so.
Divy Up Sum
The final "quick action" capital
outlay planning bill includes a
total of $1.11 million, and a list of
projects. The building engineer-
ing division of the administration
department will divy up the lump
sum once the House and the gov-
ernor have approved the measure.
All told the University received
$625,000 for the University Hos-
pital renovation, $750,000 to com-
plete the remodeling of the heat-
ing plant, $772,000 to complete
the Psysic-Astronomy Bldg., $2.3
million to continue work on the
new music school,-and $500,000 to
begin the fluids engineering build-
ing in the regular capital outlay
These projects total $4.9 million
out of the $24.9 million bill.
Plan Two Buildings
In the "quick action" measure
the University will receive an es-
timated $180,000 for planning two
buildings - the second medical
science building and the proposed
dental building.
Originally the University had
asked for funds for a new archi-
tecture building. Funds' for this
building were eclipsed when Med-
ical Science Unit II was substitut-
ed for it on Tuesday.
The University has been trying
to get funds for the medical build-
ing for ten years. University Pres-
ident Harlan Hatcher said yester-
day that it was too bad that a
important project like the archi-
tecture building had to be scraped,
but that it was a new project,
while the medical building was a
projecthwhich the University has
long sought.
Explains Substitution
Sen. Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann
Arbor) has offered an explana-
tion as to why the medical build-
ing was not originally included'
either in Gov. George Romney's
capital outlay recommendations or
in the Senate Appropriations
Committee's proposal. He claims
that there was a "mix-up in the
state controller's office and the
building division thought that this
project would put them over their
Major capital outlay provisions
for planning or building at other
schools were the following:
Michigan State University, a
conservation-forestry building and

a new heating plant for the Oak-
land campus; Wayne State Uni-
versity, a law school building; Cen-
tral Michigan University, a class-
room building; Western Michigan
University, a heating plant expan-
sion; Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity, a power building; Northern
Michigan University, a science
building; and Ferris Institute, a
technical building.
Refuses - Stand
On Con-Cow.
Incumbant Regent Eugene B.
Power of Ann Arbor has taken no
stand on the proposed state con-
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"Many texts subtly downgrade
the Negi'oes in favor of the
whites; he said. "Some . . . pro-
claim Protestantism over Catholi-
cism and Christiantity over Jud-
aism by failing to describe the
history of religious liberty in a
fair way.
"Teaching communism is be-
coming a fad," Douglas contin-
ued. ". . . moreover, the tendency
has been to serve a political rather
than an educational need. Those
who travel in Communist lands
know that a Communist re-
gime is not all black, while we are
all white . Is there enough cour-
age and independence left to dis-
close what features of the Soviet
system are not evil?"
Douglas, in his sharp criticism
of American education, enumer-
ated several cases of censorship
by school boards of school libra-
ries. He included the case of a
California school board he said
banned "a brochure 'The Rule of
TLw in World Affairs' by a Jus-

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