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Report Cites Fac


Oniversity faculty members overwhelmingly approved continued
participation in intercollegiate athletics a University sub-committee's
report released yesterday shows.
But the faculty also registered its disapproval of several Western
Conference policies including grants-in-aid to athletes, regardless
of need and the minimum standard set by the conference for the
admission of athletes.
Lessen Professionalism
The report was compiled by the Sub-Committee on Professional-
ism in Intercollegiate Athletics under the chairmanship of Prof.,
Robert C. Angell of the sociology department. The group was
originally formed to fulfill a Senate resolution "to correspond with
other Big Ten universities to determine what action their faculties
might take to lessen the degree of professionalism in intercollegiate
The subcommittee decided to poll the University faculty as a

"useful beginning to its work." The survey encompassed 375 faculty
members with all but 44 responding.
Results show that 84.4 per cent of the faculty favored continued
participation in intercollegiate athletics, while only 8.5 per cent
back withdrawal. The remainder had no opinion.
On the question of academic standards, faculty members feel
that the present Western Conference requirements are too lax. The
rules require that an athlete have a high school class-rank and test
scores indicating that he will make an average of 1.7 or better
in order to receive a grant-in-aid.
Stricter Standard
Of the faculty members polled, 65.4 per cent favor a stricter
conference standard while only .9 per cent are in favor of less
stringent standards. The University requires a 2.0 projected average.
On the issue of grants-in-aid to athletes, the report shows strong
feeling that financial help to athletes should be connected with need.
Almost 43 per cent of those polled answered that they feel there
should be no grants-in-aid specifically for athletes, while only 22

ulty Approval
per cent felt that athletic grants should be independent of need. control of ath
According to a Dec. 1961 revision of conference rules, grants-in- knowledge oft
aid can be given to athletes with no regard for need. The Univer- only six per ce
sity's Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics opposed this Later, the
change. faculty contr(
Stay in Conference they felt it pi
Despite any reservations the faculty may have about Western 60 per cent sa
Conference rules, 64.2 per cent of those polled indicated that they per cent havin
are in favor of remaining in the conference, while only 13.7 per Among the
cent back withdrawal. Twenty two per cent were undecided. that faculty
Somewhat indecisive are the results of a question probing at- Athletics bee
titudes toward the Rose Bowl agreement with 44.9 per cent favoring selected from
it, 35.2 per cent opposing it and 19.9 per cent with no opinion. Harlan Hatch
The report notes that "it is evident that the fate of this agree- Affairs.
ment might become a close issue in the Senate if those who now
have no opinion were to become interested in the matter on the The repor
negative side." by the board,
One series of questions in the questionnaire deals with faculty

ofS orts
hletics. Given three questions designed to show factual
the board, its size, composition and selection processes,
nt answered all three correctly.
questionnaire gave the respondents the details of how
ol system works at the University and askedtwhether
rovided a sufficient degree of faculty regulation. Nearly
aid it did, while 18.9 per cent said it did not with 21.1
g .no opinion.
hose who were dissatisfied, about 4.3 per cent suggested
members of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate
elected directly by the Senate. At present, they are
a panel of names submitted to University President
her by the Senate Advisory Committee on University
Bring to Senate
t also suggests that certain matters presently considered
might be brought before the whole Senate for debate.
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Motion Asks Hours Reforms

Student Government Council
will study a plan for extensive
liberalization of women's hours at
its regular meeting tonight.
Two motions before Council,
one from the Committee on Stu-
dent Activities, and one from Ex-
ecutive Vice-President Thomas


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Brown, '63, ask for several major
changes in current regulations.
Both motions request permission
for freshmen women to visit
apartments, extension of weekday
closing for freshmen women to
midnight and an increase in the
number of late minutes allowed
each semester.
Extend Closings
The committee motion asks for
extension of weekend closings to
at least 1 a.m. The Brown motion
asks for extension to 1:30 a.m.,
with limitation on the number of
late permissions to one a semes-
ter; 2:30 a.m. for Homecoming,
and Spring Weekend Michigras.
The committee motion also re-
quests elimination of hours and
apartment permissions for junior
SGC members have expressed
strong support for many of the
Hours Survey
The Committee on Student
Activities made its motion after
taking an hours-survey in the
women's residence halls, co-ops
and one sorority.
Committee Chairman Claire
Walter, '64, said that the present
hours situation does not allow
women to learn how to run their
own social lives, since the Uni-
versity does it for them. She also
cited the "difficult" crowded,
closing time conditions at the
women's residence entrances as
a problem needing treatment.
The results of the survey show-
ed a strong backing of the pro-
posals brought forth by the com-
mittee. The survey is based on
responses from 866 women, al-
though it was distributed to many
more who failed to respond or fill
in the questionnaire properly.
Broader Survey
The committee is planning an-
other broader survey covering
more women, but it feels fairly

certain the results will be very
Brown has offered his proposals
as a substitute motion for the
committee's, because he doesnot
personally approve of the sug-
gestions regarding junior women,
and feels these particular points
would hinder administrative ap-
proval of the others.
In a related motion the Com-
mittee on Student Activities has
asked SGC to recommend the
elimination of chaperone forms
for s o c i a 1 events. It cites
little compliance with the rule
and its failure to accomplish what
it was intended to do.
Council will consider these pro-
posals in committee of the whole
discussions as motions of student
opinion and must suspend the
rules to vote passage on any of
them tonight.
Of those women participating
in the survey, 29 are residents of
cooperatives, and 47 from sorori-
ties. The class breakdown of the
respondents living in the dormi-
tory system was 433 freshman,
221 sophomores, 104 juniors and
32 seniors.
The Committee noted that "the
survey is not to be taken as just
a sample of campus opinion."
Also on the agenda is a motion
from Howard Abrams, '63, asking
for elimination of ex-officio vot-
ing power and the addition of ex-
officio representatives from Grad-
uate Student Council, Inter-Co-
operative Council and the Inter-
national Students' Association.
Council will hear a report on
the Organization of Student Af-
fairs Study Committee, and a re-
port on student health insurance.
The Council is currently seek-
ing petitioners to the Committee
on Membership, and other SGC
affiliated groups. Interested stu-
dents should make application at
the SGC office in the SAB.


Livant Stresses Role of Past

Head To Call
New Electio n
Nuclear Arms Fight
Unites Liberal Groups

... domestic peace corps
Peace Corps
To Create
Domestic Unit
nedy administration may act with-
in a week or two to start setting
up a domestic version of the Peace
President John F. Kennedy al-
ready has accepted recommenda-
tions of a cabinet-level commit.
tee that the corps be created. It
would be designed to help Ameri-
can communities solve some of
their problems much as volunteers
serving abroad are helping foreign
Administration officials said
yesterday K en n e d y may act
through an executive order, a re-
quest to Congress for legislation,
or both.
The foreign Peace Corps was
created by executive order on a
pilot basis, given some money from
the White House budget, and al-
lowed to recruit and train corps
members before Congress got
around to authorizing a full scale
Peace Corps program by legisla-
This could also be done on a
domestic basis, but persons famil-
iar with the planning say it is
more likely that Kennedy will
merely authorize a planning and
preparatory program through an
executive order. He would leave it
up to Congress to enact legislation
authorizing actual operation, with
a recruiting and training system.
A 22-man committee is working
in Washington and is a standby
group of the committee that pre-
pared the report proposing a do-
mestic peace corps.
The committee is putting to-
gether information that might be
useful to the President in prepar-
ing an executive order or. a legis-
lative request to Congress.

"If we look around today we
find a great deal of behavior of
our policies is based on how right
or wrong our predictive assump-
tions have been," William Livant
of the Mental Health Research In-
stitute said last night in the first
of the VOICE forum discussions
on American society.
He pointed out that in this in-
stance he was not referring to a
moral right or wrong, but rather
to whether a certain policy had
succeeded or failed.
As an illustration he discussed
America's interpretation of the So-
viet Union's potential following
the Russian revolution and as it
existed a few years ago.
Evil Will
"After the revolution we believed
Russia represented an evil and
malevolent will. We also,' how-
ever, believed it lacked skill to
make this evil will into an effec-
tive power. Although almost every
significant event which has oc-
curred since we drew this conclu-
sion about the Soviet Union has
proved it to be wrong, we are only
now revising our interpretation of
Russian skill and have as yet fail-
ed to make any alternation in our
beliefs about Russian will," he said.
Thus one of the two major ques-
tions necessary to ask if we are to
increase our ways of learning in
a contemporary society is what the
history of a particular problem has
been, Livant said.
"A society that forgets the suc-
cesses or failures of the models it
is using to guide its, policies is
imeA +r CnfiJ Ill

Greene Plans Injunction
In Appeal for. Entrance

VOICE speaker
cept on faith. If mistakes are
made then we have the preroga-
tive to question the right of those
who made the mistakes to issue
pronouncements without proof of
their validity."
As an instance of such a mis-
take he pointed out that urbani-
zation and industrialization were'
supposed to bring about the amel-
ioration of the civil rights prob-
"In the face of failures like this
to predict events correctly, we
must ask ourselves seriously
whether the image of the world
in which we operate is gravely de-
ficient," he said.
Livant termed this examination
of what has gone before "radical
renovation." He also discussed the
sort of reactions that occur when
we are confronted with past fail-

There are two primary ways of
reacting to the discovery that
something went wrong, Livant
said. "The first is what I call
'fleeing forward' which means es-
sentially that if you are frightened
of what has just happened you
run ahead faster."
The second way to meet mis-
takes is to forget they happened,
he said. This is beginning to take
more and more work.
Secrecy or a system of managed
information is another effective
way of allowing people to forget
what they do not particularly want
to remember, as is segregation in
all its aspects. Livant commented.
Restrictions on information and
dissent are therefore the result of
the attempt to erase history. From
such attempts and their successes
comes a system devoted to the
ritual repetition of error.
"A system which is wrong in its
fundamental assumptions and re-
moves itself from all, criticism suf-
fers from something morally in-
Lehmann Asks
More Funds
The education school "desper-
ately needs" funds to expand its
overcrowded facilities on the sec-
and floor of University High
School, Prof. Charles F. Lehmann
of the education school said.
Ile said that negotiations with
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Roger W. Heyns and Vice-
President for Businessand Fi-
nance Wilbur K. Pierpont are now
under way and that a decision re-
garding the allocation of funds by
the University should be made
"within a month."

yesterday to ask a federal appeal
the University of Mississippi.
The attorneys announced thei
States District Judge Sidney Mizer
in Greene's suit. Mize, at the end
ruling, telling Greene to exhaust
all administrative remedies at the
university before turning to the
courts for help.
Speeifically, he directed Greene
to appeal to the university's com-
mittee on admissions, if he wanted
to challenge registrar Robert El-j
lis' rejection of his application.
Ellis testified at the hearing thatj
he turned down Greene's applica-
tion, because he had low grades.
Greene applied by mail twice
last fall and appeared on the cam-
pus during registration last week.
He asked Mize to order his en-
rollment on the ground that the
federal court orders in the James
H. Meredith case were class action
and applied to all Negroes.
In Oxford, three Pike County,'
Ala., men have filed separate dam-
age suits against four Justice De-
partment officials as an outgrowth
of the desegregation riots at the
University of Mississippi last fall.'
Each of the three asked $50,000
damages in the suits filed in La-
fayette County Circuit Court yes-I
The three men charged that'

for Dewey Greene Jr. laid plans Boon
s court to order his admission to TI
be a
r intention to appeal, after United its k
refused to give an immediate ruling is cc
of a one-day hearing, deferred his men

ed to cetidowniai.
he second question which must
sked if a society is to increase
nowledge, is just exactly "who
ompetent to make pronounce-
ts of policy which we can ac-

. .government falls
Bill Stallts
A proposed state constitutional
amendment which would prevent
public educational institutions
from opening their facilities to
speakers "advocating, teaching or
urging subversion" now lies dor-
mant in a House committee.
No legislator voiced opposition
to the substance of the measure,
but two technical difficulties dis-
suaded the House Committee on
Revision and Amendment of the
Constitution from taking a vote,
at its first hearing yesterday,
Rep. Homer Arnett (R-Kalama-
zoo), chairman of the committee,
reported last night.
Several members argued against
amending the present state con-
stitution, feeling that it might be
better to wait until after the fate
of the proposed constitution is
decided in the April elections.
Conflicting Legislation
The other problem is the possi-
bility that the legislation may
conflict with the section to which
it would be added, Arnett said.
Sponsored by Rep. Richard A.
H. J. Guzowski (D-Detroit), the
proposal would prohibt speeches
urging subversion of the state or
national government, but the sec-
tion which would be amended
states that "every person may
freely speak, write and publish his
sentiments on *all subjects, being
responsible for the abuse of such
Aside from these two difficul-
ties, committee members were def-
initely "in sympathy with the pur-
pose" of the amendment, Arnett
disclosed, on the grounds that
Communists have no respect for
and continually abuse the privil-
ege. of academic freedom.
Not Scheduled
He has not yet scheduled thet
next hearing for the Guzowski
measure, which stands as a joint
House resolution.
Another such resolution - the
proposed poll tax amendment to
the United States constitution -
was reported out of Arnett's com-
Imittee vesterdav with a favorable,

By The Associated Press
OTTAWA-With calm delibera-
tion, the combined opposition in
Canada's Parliament struck down
Canadian Prime Minister John
Diefenbaker's Conservative gov-
ernment last night over the issue
of his indecision on accepting
United States nuclear warheads.
He went down to defeat with
bitter words on United States pol-
icy and Secretary of State Dean
FRusk. ,
Diefenbaker immediately set in
motion machinery for dissolving
Parliament and calling new elec-
tions, probably April 18. An-
nouncements on both are expected
after he confers today with Gov.-
Gen. Georges P. Vanier.
Nuclear Dispute
The elections are expected to
center on the United States-Cana-
dian dispute on nuclear defense
of North America.
The State Department in Wash-
ington had no comment on the
fall of Diefenbaker's government.
A last-minute attack by Dief-
enbaker on so-called United States
intrusions in Canadian affairs
failed to save his minority govern-
ment. The opposition Liberal, So-
cial Credit and New Democratic
Parties combined forces in the
House of Commons and brought
the government down with two
quick no-confidence motions.
Identical Votes
The votes of the Social Credit
and Liberal motions were identi-
cal, 142 to 111, and only two New
Democratic deputies voted with
the government.
Only once before since Canadian
confederation in 1867 has a fed-
eral government been beaten on a
no-confidence vote in the Com-
mons and that was in 1926, when
Arthur Meighen's Conservative ad-
ministration was toppled by one
vote, 96 to 95, on a Liberal no-
confidence motion.
In the outgoing Parliament, the
Conservatives held 115 seats, the
Liberals 99, the Social Credit Par-
ty 30 and the New Democrats 19.
Two seats in the 265-seat chamber
were vacant.
In the end It was a Social Credit
motion that defeated Diefenbaker.
White Enters
Regental Race
Ink White, a weekly newspaper
publisher from St. Johns, yester-
day announced his candidacy for
the Republican nomination for
one of the two Regental posts to
be filled in the April 1 election.
He is chairman of the Clinton
. County Republican Committee and
was a delegate to the Constitution-
al Convention.

Discusses Disarmament Talks

By LAURENCE KIRSHBAUM I of test ban talks to the United until 1961 that we said what we
"'We can't presume that people States has been our past ineptness wanted."
who oppose nuclear test-bans are in negotiations."If there had been Better Prepared
anti-peace," Prof. Harold K. a real opportunity to get a lastinga "Although since that time we
Jacobson of the political science test ban in 1958 this opportunity have improved technically to
department said last night, might have been missed," he said. create a more accurate detection
The whole set of Geneva nego- Four Stages system and have created (in 1961)
tiations must be put into proper Prof. Jacobson cited four areas the Arms Control and Disarma-
context, he said in his lecture-dis- of failure in the negotiations: ment Agency, if we're going to be
cussion "Attitudes and Actions at 1) In the preparation for the serious about test-ban talks we've
the Negotiating Table" at the talks "there was no government got to be better prepared."
Friends Center. opinion formulated on what was Prof. Jacobson also raised the
A first consideration is that "we the best national interest in the question of the iternational im-
Scannot be certain that a test an negotiations or on what level of plications of test-ban talks. "While
will favor the United States." detectability was needed to pre- the talks might prevent the spread
There are doubts as to whether serve that interest;" of nuclear weapons . . .are we
the Soviet Union ever wanted or 2) The talks themeselves began worse off if France. Germany and
now wants a test ban. It is very in 1958 with the United States at Red China have nuclear weap-
possible that "they only wanted a political disadvantage as the ons?"
to negotiate in order to forestall talks had been initiated by the As to the future long-range
American weapon development Soviets and as the United States 'value of negotiations he said that
and to reduce American missile had been planning an elaborate while "they may lead to stabili-
superiority," he said. test series; zation between the two nuclear
Cites Moratorium PROF HAROLD K JACOBSON 3) There was furthermore a powers" he was "pessimistic"
To demonstrate this Soviet tac- . . . disarmament "poor handling" of technical data about the chances for a bilateral
tic he cited the Soviets breaking on the part of the United States. agreement.

World To End
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brain yielded. He joined The
You, too, can become enjoin-
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their civil rights were violated, and
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