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Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom

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toudy, cold showers tonight

Committee on Appropriations, that
"the Regents would not go ahead
with any Delta-University pl'an
without ;legislative approval.
'Verbal Promise'
However, Begick said he was
aware of a second "verbal prom-
ise" made recently by President
Hatcher in which he stated the
University would maintain a.
"hands-off policy" until January
with Delta College.
Begick sought clarification of
President Hatcher's intentions
from Beadle last night on the floor
of the Senate.
Beadle reportedly said he was
sure the University would not go
ahead in anything without legis-
lative approval.
Senate sources report that Be-
gick is upset with Beadle for mak-
ing any arrangement with Presi-
dent Hatcher without consulting
other members of the Senate.
'Arms Race'
The Delta College expansion
issue has been viewed by some
legislators and higher education
leaders throughout the state as a
possible fuse to set off an "arms
race" to grab branch colleges
among Michigan's universities.
Gov. George Romney is opposed
to any steps being taken until the
new Citizens Committee on High-
er Education has had .a chance to
survey the "entire education pic-
ture in Michigan."
The committee, appointed two
weeks ago with a Delta study high
in priority, will probably not put
any recommendations in the
hands of the Legislature for some
" The governor has said he favors
the establishment of four years ofr
college in the Delta area, but he
indicated he would prefer no
* legislative action until next year.

... thumb-area battle

Despite a student petition and
letters from the American Civil
Liberties Union and the Ameri-
-can Association of University Pro-
fessors, the Board of Trustees of
Delta College remains firm on its
stand on the non-renewal of the
contracts of two faculty members:
"The board has considered the
petitions but has not changed its
position," G e o r g e Butterfield,
Delta personnel director, reported
"Every faculty member at Delta
is on a.oner-year trial contract; no
one is on tenure. Therefore my
case is not unusual and everyone
is equally threatened," commentel
Donald Woodworth, one of the
men who did not receive a con-
tract renewal. -

Boyd Hits
Michigan industry is not taking
full advantage of the University's
research capabilities because it
does not understand it, Assistant
Director of Research Administra-
tion Robert A. Boyd declared yes-
Boyd, who serves as the Institute
of Science and Technology's liai-
son with industry, said that in-
dustry "misunderstands that Uni-
versity research is interested in
basic knowledge. It is carried on
in the theoretical stage, not the
product-development stage."
Director of Research Adminis-
tration Robert E. Burroughs not-
ed that only 43 of the University's
110 research contracts are with
Michigan firms.
Misses Contributions
Industry, he asserted, "often
doesn't recognize the contributions
research can make. They try to
get 'seat-of-the-pants' solutions to
problems requiring a more sophis-
ticated approach."
Boyd cited a questionnaire that
went with the University's new
bulletin on research for industry.
While the bulletin was well-
received-1100 out of 4000 recip-
ients asked to be put on the mail-
ing list-the replies indicate that
industry misunderstands the pur-
poses of University research, he
"They expect new products, but
the utilization of knowledge ac-
tually is their own responsibility,"
Boyd declared.
Must Educate
He said that the University will
have to educate Michigan industry
to utilize basic-research findings
to develop their own products.
Executive secretary of the Ann
Arbor Chamber of Commerce Wil-
liam Bott agreed with Boyd that
education will be needed before
industry will fully utilize the Uni-
versity's facilities.
Industry is too "hardware-
oriented," Bott said. It must at-
tack new problems, he added.
Economic Department
^Rep. Gilbert~ Bursley (R-Ann
Arbor), chairman of the House
Committee on Economic Growth,
predicted that the proposed re-
vamped economic development de-
partment will help industry take
advantage of the University.
He said that a strong depart-
ment under strong leadership will
encourage research-based indus-
trial development.
In anouncing the lack of indus-
trial participation Burroughs cit-
ed revised estimates of sponsored
research spending this year. Re-
iterating his prediction of last faill,
Burroughs said that non-defense
department spending will pass de-
fense department spending for the
first time.
The Defense Department will
contribute $14 million while the
National Institutes of Health, the
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, the Atomic Energy
Commission and the National Sci-
ence Foundation will give over that
Sawyer added that he expected
this trend to continu.
Grand Valley
Credits Allowed
The University announced re-
cently that it will accept transfer
students from the new Grand Val-
ley State College.
Director of Admissions Clyde
Vroman extended University aca-

demic recognition to Grand Valley.
The new college will enroll its
first freshm n class this Septem-
ber and add a class each year
thereafter. When it has a complete
four-year program it will be eli-
gible for accreditation by the North
Central Association.



Romney Hold


(ote on'

Education Committee Meets,

GOP Caucus Battles
Over Key Proposals
Special To The Daily
LANSING-The Legislature and
Gov. George Romney dueled to
standoff last z r.. in the first
real showdown between the legis-
lative and executive branches at
the Capitol.
Several key pieces of legislation,
cornerstones in the Romney pro-
gram, were bottled up in House
committees and the governor was
faced with the prospect of prying
them loose prior to the committee
deadline last Wednesday.
After long GOP caucusing, the
House Committee on State Af-
fairs reported out the controver-
sial Senate-approved parochial
school-bus bill, which would fur-
nish bus transportation to paro-
chial school pupils on the same
basis as public school students.
ACLU Hits Bill
The Michigan Chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union as-
serted yesterday that the bus bill
is illegal.
ACLU Executive Director Emil
Mazey charged that it violates
both the Michigan and the United
States constitution, because "fur-
nishing transportation at public
expense to church-regulated
schools constitutes a direct benefit
to such schools."
Wage Bill Stalls
Much harder to dislodge was
the -minimum wage bill from the
House Committee on Labor, where
committee chairman Rep. Riemer
Van Til (R-Holland) was adam-
ant about killing it.
But under virtual orders from
the governor's office, the labor
committee reluctantly sent a min-
imum wage measure to the floor-
with one hook: It wasn't Gov.
Romney's proposal. Rather it was
a heavily amended bill originally
offered by Rep. Marie Hager (R-
Lansing) in the House, which pro-
vides for one dollar an hour mini-
mum wge throughout the state,
with virtually no exemptions.
Now Romney supporters in the
House are faced with amending
this bill to their liking over the
opposition of House Democrats
who want a more liberal measure
(such as Mrs. Hager's) and the
Republicaiis who don't want any
minimum wage legislation whatso-
Fair Housing Dies
Things were different, however,
in the state affairs committee,
where chairman Rep. Lloyd Gibbs
(R-Portland) flatly refused to re-
port out the governor's open oc-
cupancy (fair housing) proposal.
Gibbs contended the bill in its
present form was bad legislation,
and he added that the committee
had not been given sufficient timeo
to study it and make the proper
So Rep. Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann
Arbor) gave notice late Wednes-1
day evening that he would move;
Thursday to discharge the state
affairs committee from further
consideration of the bill. His move
was supported by Representatives
Paul Chandler (R-Livonia), Don-
ald Wismer (R-Port Huron) and
David F. Upton (R-St. Joseph), allj
freshmen members.-


Special To The Daily
DEARBORN-The new "blue-ribbon" Citizens' Committee on
Higher Education held a "get-acquainted" meeting April 5 and planned
the first steps in its study of Michigan's college system.
"This committee will be more important in shaping the future of
Michigan than any group that will be organized in the next two years,"

-- :,

- NIH controversy


670 Protests
A petition was circulated and
signed by 670 students. It asserts
that the manner in which the
board refused the, renewals "has
hurt the college by giving both
students and faculty a feeling that
their freedom has been lost and
an injustice has been done."
The petition requests the board
to change its procedures so there
will be no repetition of "such
morale-destroying acts." They Y do
not want to lose the services of
"two men whom they greatly ad-
mire and respect."
One of the circulators of the
petition, Fione Picard, commented
that "the students will use much
restraint, so that: something may
be gained in the future if not
presently." '
The Delta Collegiate, the col-
lege's newspaper, ran an editorial
condemning the board. It says
that the "action is an injustice
to the school and the community.
Academic freedom has at least
been indirectly violated."
Ask Explanation
The editors demand that the
board give reasons for their ac-
tions, Louis Picard, editor of the
paper, said.
Three division heads, the hu-
manities department dean, and
Delta President Samuel D. Mar-
ble, h a v e recommended that
Woodworth's contract be renewed.
"My request for a hearing was
ignored by the board," Woodworth
The Saginaw Valley Chapter of
the ACLU, in a letter to the board,
condemns it for ignoring the fac-
ulty recommendations. It charifes
the board with merely "communi-
cating dogma," and encroaching
upon a professor's right to the
protection of the First Amend-
ment. The letter also requests the
adoption of the procedures of
academic due process.
The local chapter of the AAUP
is waiting for action from the
national office. Its letter also



Sentence Heads
O f Newspaper
For Contempt
adelphia Bulletin executives, con-
victed of contempt for refusing to
answer grand jury questions about
stories they published, yesterday
were sentenced to five days in jail
and fined $1000 each.
The two men-President Robert
L. Taylor and City Editor Earl
Selby-refused to purge themselves
by giving the grand jury the in-
formation it asked.
Theirs were the first convictions
growing out of the grand jury in-
quiry into alleged corruption in
Philadelphia's city government-
an inquiry begun over five months
The Bulletin has been in the
forefront since mnid-1961 in de-
manding an impartial investiga-
tion of city hall corruption charg-
They had declined to answer
certain questions asked by the
grand jury, or to bring in request-
ed documents, invoking privilege
under a 1937 state law that pro-'
vides newspapermen do not have
to disclose sources of information
in any legal proceedings.
Specifically, they were called to
testify about stories quoting John
J. Fitzpatrick, former city council
sergeant-at-arms and one-time
Democratic ward leader.

New Revision
Of NIH Rules
Stirs Protest
The University has no com-
plaints about tightened National
Institute of Health grant regula-
tions although some have been
voiced at other universities.
The Wall Street Journal report-
ed last week that medical school
officials from several major uni-
versities have complained that the
new regulation, designed to meet
Congressional criticism about loose
NIH financial controls, are too
"Our university is swarming
with agents from the National In-
stitutes of Health. An attitude of
mutual trust has been replaced by
one of suspicion and policing," the
Journal quoted one eastern medi-
cal-school dean. It said another
declared, "What they are doing is
burning down the barn to get rid
of the mice."
University officials, however, re-
port no such complaints here.
Vice-President for Research Ralph
A. Sawyer noted that new NIH
regulations requiring more specific
projects, progress reports and lim-
ited foreign travel were only in
line with other federal agencies.
He added that NIH has set up
a series of meetings to explain the
new regulations.
Prof. Rensis Likert of the psy-
chology department, director of
the Institute for Social Research
and chairman of the University
Senate Committee on Research
said that the faculty group had
received no complaints but will
investigate if any develop.
The new regulations follow a
Congressional investigation which
found abuses of NIH grants, es-
pecially with a private New York
research firm. {

Gov. George Romney asserted in
an opening speech.
The governor charged the com-
mittee with the responsibility of
"coming up with a plan and a pro-
gram for higher education in
Michigan, and then presenting the
facts supporting that plan in such
a way that it will develop public
"Years ago, Michigan built a
considerable reputation in higher
education. The University became
a pattern university for other
states. Michigan was also the site
of the first land-grant college-
Michigan State University," Rom-
ney noted.
But today, he said, there is
destructiveycompetition among
the state's institutions, "both in
programs and in seeking legisla-
tive appropriations."
Asks Early Report
Romney asked them to have
some short-range recommenda-
tions ready this fall, in time to
consider in formulating his budget
recommendations for 1964-65; and
to have its final report compiled
by fall, 1964.
He emphasized that the group
is on its own in setting more spe-
cific goals and carrying out its
Turning to a plan of action, the
committee decided its first step
should be that of fact-gathering.
On a suggestion from Mrs. Mil-
dred Jeffrey, UAW public-rela-
tions director, the group will in-
vite representatives of Michigan's
public and private colleges and
universities to give background in-
formation on their institutions at
the "blue-ribbon" committees's
next meeting.
Remember Russell'
Former state representative
Charles Boyer (R-Manistee) also
suggested the group examine the
1958 Russell Report on Higler
Education in Michigan for back-
ground data. "Everybody used the
Russell Report except the Legisla-
ture-for whom it was designed,"
Boyer observed.
The group also considered its
internal organization. Joseph Ross,
president ofsFederal Department
Stores,suggested that the "interim
report" this fall, dealing only
with immediate needs for the 1964-
65 school year, be restricted to
recommendations on quantitative

. addresses citizens
offer Land
For Building
Higoh School
The University recently has of-
ficially offered 25 acres of land
in the North Campus area just
north of Huron River to the Ann
Arbor Board of Education for the
proposed new Ann Arbor senior;
high school, according to a joint
announcement of a tentative
agreement by the Regents and the
school board.
If the new high school is- built,
the University will discontinue op-
eration of University High School
and transfer about 170 students,
presently in the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades, to the Ann Arbor
public school system.
The construction of the new
high school is dependent on a
favorable vote on a 712 millage
proposal and $6,000,000 bond ref-
erendum to go before Ann Arbor
voters in the May 7 school election.'
Asst. Dean of the education
school Charles Lehmann comment-
ed that "if the bond issue fails,
the high school will continue but
its discontinuation will only be
delayed for one of two years." He
added that it was inevitable that
University High School will be dis-
Dean Lehmann noted that there
were many inadequate features in
University High School including
inadequate pool, athletic, science
and home economics facilities.

Expect Vote
On Package
This 'Week
Ways, Means Unit
Approves Measures
With Few Changes
City Editor
Special To The Daily
LANSING-The House will con-
sider appropriations bills, includ-
ing the University's allotments,
in the general orders calendar
today or tomorrow, Rep. Arnell E.
E n g s t r o m (R - Traverse City),
chairman of the House Committee
on Ways and Means, said yester-
If the body approves the ap-
propriations package it will go to
third reading' and final passage
Thursday or Friday.
The ways and means committee
reported out their recommenda-
tions on appropriations last week.
The University's sum for the gen-
eral operating budget and capital
outlay programs went unchanged
from thle Senate version of the
bills, passed two weeks ago.
Total Package Slashed
Although the total appropria-
tions package has been sliced by
several million dollars off the Sen-
ate version, many major approp-
riations weren't touched.
A total of $122.6 million ,is
slated for higher education in the
1963-64 budget as it now stands,
just about what the governor
recommended. Almost one-third of
the total goes to the University:
$38.2 million,
The University is also slated to
receive $2.7 million for "opera-
tion and administration of the
psychiatric service in Children's
Hospital, neuro-psychiatric insti-
tutions and the Mental Health Re-
search Institute." This figure rep-
resents a $500,000 increase over
the amended Senate version, re-
storing the total to the original
amount recommended by Sen.
Frank D. Beadle (R-St. Clair),
chairman of the Senate Commit-
tee -on Appropriations.
Details of 'U' Bill
As the appropriations package
now stands, the University will
also receive some $5 million in
capital outlay and planning money
for a variety of projects, including
$2.3 million to continue work on
the music school, $772,000 to com-
plete the Physics-Astronomy Bidg.,
$750,000 to complete renovation
of the central heating plant,
$625,000 to continue renovations
of University Hospital, $500,000
to start 'construction of Fluids
Engineering Unit II, and planning
money for a new dental building
and Medical Science Unit II.
Michigan State University fared
better in the House than in the
Senate. The ways and means com-
mittee restored $200,000 of the
$386,000 cut from MSU's budget
by the Senate. The institution's
total figure now stands at $32.2
The alterations were made in
the funds alloted for MSU's ex-
tension and agricultural experi-
mentation programs. By putting
the $200,000 back into the pro-
gram, the House gave State a total
of $5.2 million for the extension
service and the agricultural ex-
perimentation station. This is the
same amount appropriated last
Other Appropriations
Other appropriations for gen-
eral operations in higher educa-
tion included $17.6 million for
Wayne State University, $5.9 mUl-
lion for Western Michigan Uni-
versity, $3.7 million for Eastern
Michigan University, $3.5 million
each for Central Michigan Uni-

versity and Michigan College of
Mining and Technology, $2.6 mil-
lion for Ferris Institute, $1.8 mil-
lion for Northern Michigan Uni-
versity, and $558,000 for Grand
Valley College.
Figures on the capital outlay
allotments for the other schools
also cleared the committee. MSU

SRC Suggests New Plan
Of Student Participation
An alternative proposal to a Student Government Council plan
for student-faculty government was outlined by the faculty Student
Relations Committee yesterday.
Reporting to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Af-
fairs (SACUA), the group suggested the formation of student com-
mittees parallel to committees of the Faculty Senate.
The students had asked for appointment to eight major commit-
tees of the Faculty Senate. The Senate meets only once a year and
. conducts the major portion of its
business through the SACUA and
its related committees..


Devine, Davis, MCambridge To Star in omedies

Andy Devine, Ozzie Davis and Mercedes McCambridge will star in
three of the Drama Season's five productions this spring.
Devine will star in Paul Osborn's fantasy-comedy, "On Borrowed
Time," which involves a boy and his grandfather chasing Death up a
tree. Devine has been in motion pictures for 36 years.
Davis will perform in his own "Purlie Victorious," a comic-farce
about Negroes looking at current problems with Dick Gregory-type
Also a Movie
Recently running in Chicago, the play has been made into a movie

Reciprocal Arrangement
The SRC proposal notes that
"these student committeesmight
then, upon their own request, or
upon invitation by the Senate
committees, be included in the
Committee deliberations," and
added, "a similar reciprocity might
be extended to members of the
Senate committees."
Eight SGC members attended
the meeting, and in general ob-
jected to the SRC suggestion on
the grounds that it would only in-
crease an already unwieldly stu-
dent government bureaucracy.
Dichotomy Remains

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