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Committees Confer




On New State Budget
'Discussion of MSU Programs
Causes Further Delay in Passage
By The Associated Press
LANSING-The majority of the proposed 1963-64 state operating
budget went to conference committees yesterday to resolve minor
differences between the Senate and Heuse versions.
At least three of the bills, for capital outlay, special state building
planning and higher education operations, went to conference com-
mittees dealing with power pliant and extension service issues at
Michigan State University.
The Senate held fast to its earlier decision regarding the MSU
extension program. and power plant programs, failing by a vote of
16-16 to pass a House-imposed









Redistrictin ,
Wage Bills
Near Climax
By The Associated Press
LANSING-The House yester-
day neared the showdown stage on
bills to establish a state minimum
wage and to reapportion the sys-
tem of Congressional districts to
make room for the 19th seat,
which was added after the 1960
Democratic leaders and spokes-
men for the AFL-CIO endorsed
new amendments to the minimum
wage bill as drafted by Rep. Marie
Hager (R-Lansing), a co-sponsor,
and Gov. George Romney's office.
The changes would raise the
proposed minimum wage from $1
to $1.15 an hour, bringing a salary
increase to an estimated 250,000
Labor spokesmen estimated that
the new proposal would, affect
about 800,000 of nearly 1.3 million
workers who are not covered by
the federal minimum wage law.
As a means of keeping the re-
districting issue alive, virtually
all House Republicans agreed to
lend temporary backing to a
Congressional districting scheme
drawn up by the 16th District
GOP Committee. Support,. how-
ever, was far from unanimous.
The plan is to aksure that a
reapportionment bill will not.die
before the Wednesday night pas-
sage deadline and will be referred
to a joint House-Senate confer-
ence committee for settlement of
inter-chamber differences.
Both bills have already passed
the Senate, but due to substitutes
brought up by the House, sub-
stantial changes have been made.
Controversy has also surrounded
a bill proposing free bus rides to
pupils of non-public schools. The
measure was readied yesterday for
a final vote in the House.
The bill would require school
districts which transport pupils-by
bus to do the same for parochial
children, at an additional cost of
$1 million to the state and $400,-
000.to $500,000 to local districts.
Edinger Quits
MSU Faculty,
Charges Decay
Prof. Lewis J. Edinger of Michi-
gan State University cited the "de-
teriorating academic climate at
MSU" as his major reason for
leaving the university, the State
News reported yesterday.
Profs Edinger, of the political
science department, will take a po-
sition at Washington University
in St. Louis.
He objected to MSU's growing
any larger unless "we are assured
of adequate legislative appropria-
tions to back up our growth. With-
out assurance of enough faculty
and finances, MSU should not get
any larger," he said.
Discounted by Employers
"The MSU degree will be dis-
counted by prospective employers
and graduate schools unless MSU
protects its academic integrity by
higher admissions standards and
higher scholastic standards and
protects its students by not per-
mitting the student body to ex-
pand to phenomenal size without
assurance of funds for faculty and
facilities," Prof. Edinger warned.
He pointed out several problems
:which have come about due to the
'overly large classes. Professors
have no time to give students in-
,dividual attention, inside or out-
side the classroom.

Their time is so limited that
they are unable to keep up with
their literature in their field or
tutor students.- It is difficult to
wriite lette~rs of' rnmvom io4rw

hike in spending in this area for
next year.
Senate Criticism'
Members of the Senate have al-
ready criticized the extension pro-
gram, charging that it contained
unneeded projects, and slashed its
budget to $5 million. This is about
$200,000 less than the current level
and another $200,000 under rec-
ommended increases.
The House voted to hold the
program at this year's level at
least, following heavy pressure
from its supporters.
Sen. John T. Bowman (D-Rose-
ville), an arch-critic of the MSU
service, challenged the Senate to
stand up to such pressure.
"If we can't stand up to a little
pressure, we might, as well go
home," he said. "There are more
real budget needs in this state
than this program."
Power Plant
The other disagreement now
being resolved in committee is over
whether or not to build a $7 mil-
lion power plant at MSU. The
Senate called earlier in the year
for planning funds and initial
construction money for the pro-
However, the plan met opposi-
tion in the House. Representatives
have charged that public power
would be more expensive than
contracting with utility firms.
In addition, they oppose an ex-
pansion of the MSU plant as por-
tending a significant increase in
the student body.Rep. Caroll'New-
ton (R-Delton), for instance, urges
a 20,000 student size limitation
for any Michigan university.
Appropriations for the Univer-
sity are in the same package un-
der. committee consideration./ But
the same $38.2 million amount
has been approved overwhelmingly
in both houses,' and no, amend-
ments to the University allocation
are expected.
Hodges Asks
Level Prices
WASHINGTON WP)- Secretary,
of Commerce Luther H. Hodges
asked yesterday that businesses;
using steels resist the temptation
to raise prices of their products
any more than would be justified
by increases in the cost of steel.
Hodges, at a news conference,J
also urged that steel users avoid!
building up inventories to ex-1
cessively high levels.a
The secretary estimated that
more than half of current steel
buying is a hedge against the pos-1
sibility of a steel strike later this
year. Knowing what he knows
about wage patterns and condi-3
tions in the industry, he said, he
personally would exercise re-I
If inventories are excessive,i
Hodges commented, a letdown at
the end of 1963 could have dis-
couraging effects on the economy.i
As it is now economic indicatorsf
are pointing upward. Although1
there are no guarantees for a
continued upsurge, he said, signs
are more optimistic than a few,
months ago and the country may1
enter 1964 in good shape.E

.Beam Usage
WASHINGTON (') - A liquid-
filled chamber which promises to
be useful in earth and space com-
munications was reported on by
its inventor, former University
staff member, Robert W. Terhune
at a news conference yesterday.
The new device-called a para-
metric optical amplifier-is a part-
ner to the laser, an experimental
device that produces a nearly pure,
highly disciplined beam of light.
Terhune, currently of the Ford
Motor Company's scientific labor-
atory, explained that the device
can take the beam of a laser and
produce from its light a full rain-
bow of laser light of different fre-
quencies or colors-the frequency
determines the color-at the same
time amplifying or boosting the
power of the beam.
Pulsing Molecules
A laser is a device which uses
the pulsing molecules within a
crystal or a gas to send out near-
ly pure frequencies or colors of
light travelling in parallel straight
lines. The light of the rest of our
world is mostly a mixed-up, dif-
fused light.
Terhune shines the laser light
beam through a chamber of liquid
nitrogen. The photons are particles
of light entering the chamber are
annihilated and produce new pho-
tons of both increased and de-
creased frequency or color.
It is the excited vibration of
the molecules in the liquid that
both amplify and split the laser
light beam.
No Longer Dependent
What the experiment means is
that work with lasers may no long-
er be dependent on the frequency
of the laser beam itself.
Now perhaps selective frequen-
cies might be used to open up light
much the same way the radio-cial
of frequencies was opened for
Terhune emphasized he has only
performed the experiment and
found the effect. There is still
much difficult engineering to be
done before his experiment can be
translated into working devices.
The process also needs a laser
capable of producing a light beam
of more pure frequency, thereby
strengthening the product of the
Some experiments have already
used the technique in the search
for a suitable laser light to per-
form underwater detection. Radio
waves are attenuated and weaken
too quickly and therefore can't be
used underwater.
Catching Light
Sound equipment like sonar has
been the only effective underwater
detection radiation emitter. Re-
searchers went to try out green
laser light as a sort of under-
water radar, catching the reflected
light from distant, hidden objects.'
Another possible application is
in space communications. Weak'
signals coming back from space
could be amplified in their orig-
inal frequency by a device using
the principle of a parametric am-
Still another possibility is use
of infrared, invisible light of the
spectrum-perhaps as a surveil-
lance device picking out differ-
ences in heat over an area.

Hatcher Announces
Successor to Heyns
Economics Department Chairman
Chosen from Recommendations
Prof. William Haber, chairman of the economics depart-
ment, will become literary college dean, effective July 1.
University President Harlan Hatcher announced the
selection yesterday at a meeting of the literary college
Prof. Haber will fill the vacancy left by the promotion
of former Dean Roger W. Heyns to the post of vice-president
of academic affairs in Feb-.t

... opera ... "Androcles"

... "Earnest"

'U' Players Announce Playbills

The University Players have an-
nounced plans for the next two
Playbill seasons, Summer 1963 and
Fall-Spring 1963-64.
Productions featured in the sum-
mer series will be "South Pacific,"
"Two for the Seesaw," "Androcles
TO Discuss
Council Plan
Motions to increase student-
Faculty communication will be con-
sidered by Student Government
Council tonight.
SGC will also examine proposals
to make changes in the Council
constitution, called the Council
Plan, including a provision which
would create campus-wide election
of the president.
Toward the formal establish-
ment of closer faculty-student ties,
Council Executive Vice-President
Edwin Sasaki, Grad, will present
a set of motions calling for thea
creation of eight subcommittees
which could meet with commit-
tees of the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs, work-
ing body of the Faculty Senate.
The Sasaki motions follow the
guidelines established by the
SACUA Committee on Student
Relations (one of the eight in-
volved) which recommended that
"SGC create a parallel structure
to the committees of SACUA." s
Sasaki also announced that
there will be two motions offered
to revise the Council Plan. The
first, submitted by the Committee
on Student Concerns, would ex=
pand Council to twenty members
and have the president and execu-
tive vice-president elected campus-
wide. !
The second motion, to be pre-
sented by the executive board,
divides the legislative and execu-
tive functions of the council, pro-
viding for the executive vice-
president to preside at meetings
and placing the standing com-
mittee system under the adminis-
trative vice-president's ' jurisdic-
Changes in the Council Plan are<
subject to Regental approval. 1

and the Lion," "Monique," and an
opera to be named later.
The regular season series will
consist of "The Miser," "Thieves
Carnival," "The Importance of
Being Earnest," "Biederman and
the Firebugs," "Henry V," a play,
yet unselected, written by a Uni-
versity student, and a full-length
Open Season
"South Pacific," which will open
the summer season June 26, will
star Prof. Ralph Herbert of the
music school in the role of Emile
De Beque, the French expatriate
planter. Prof. Herbert is a mem-
ber of the Metropolitan Opera
Prof. William Halstead of the
speech department will direct the
production, running from June 26-
William Gibson's "Two for the
Seesaw" will follow South Pacific
in the summer series running July
10-13. Prof. William McGraw of
the speech department will direct
this comedy, which has only two
characters, a lawyer from Omaha
and a dancer from New York.
Shaw Comedy
"Androcles and the Lion,"
George Bernard Shaw's Christians
vs. gladiators comedy, will be pre-
sented July 17-20. Prof. Hugh Nor-
ton of the speech department is
in charge of directing the play.
When Androcles pulls a thorn out
of a lion's foot, he sets off a string
of unusual events.
Caesar and his court of dandies
get more than they bargain for
when they tangle with the fero-
cious maker of converts, Ferrovius,
and the mistress of confounding
common sense, Lavinia.
As a contrast to Shaw's satire,
the Players will follow with"Mon-
ique," a mystery of French mur-
der by Dorothy and Michael
Blankfort, running from July 31-
Aug. 3. The play features a "per-
fect crime" and what has been
called one of the most intricate
plots of the decade.
The opera, not yet selected, will
end the summer Playbill series
running from Aug. 7-10. Prof.
Josef Blatt of the music school
and Prof. Jack Bender of the
speech department will be co-
directors of the production.
Fall Season
The Fall-Spring season opens
Oct. 16 with Moliere's "The Miser."
In what is often called Moliere's

funniest comedy, a father and
son compete for a woman's affec-
tion. The play will run until Oct.
Another Frenchman, Jean An-
ouilh, will follow' Moliere on the
Fall-Spring schedule. His "Thieves
Carnival," to be presented Nov. 13-
16, mixes fantasy, farce and com-
edy in a tale of three "rascals"
who attempt to deceive a pair of
"well-bred" young ladies.
Oscar Wilde's "The Importance
of Being Earnest" will appear Dec.
4-7 under the direction of Prof.
Claribel Baird of the speech de-
partment. This play describes a
gay blade in not-so-gay Victorian
Modern Comedy
Feb. 26-29, Max Frisch's "Bie-
dermann and the Firebugs" will
be presented. By a Swiss author,
this play is a comedy that keeps
its eye on modern society. It deals
with an arson-fearing hair tonic
manufacturer and a' firebug who
visits him.
The play by a University stu-
dent has not been selected yet.
However, it will be produced April
In their last drama of the sea-
son, the Players will present
Shakespeare's "Henry V," April 22-
The Players' season will close
with a yet-to-be-announced opera
produced jointly by the music
school and the speech department.
All Playbill productions will be
presented at the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre with the exception
of "Henry V," which will be pre-
sented on the Elizabethan stage of
Trueblood Aud.
Currently, the players are pre-
senting "The Madwoman of Chail-
lot," which will close Saturday

ruary, 1962. Burton D. Thuma
has been the acting dean.
The Regents made the appoint-
ment at a private session last Fri-
day, but formal announcement
was delayed until after the faculty
meeting yesterday.
Faces Challenges
"The literary college faces chal-
lenges," Prof. Haber said. "But it
has resources, manpower and good
will. It is an honor to be given the
opportunity in providing adminis-
trative leadership in meeting these
Prof. Haber was selected by
President Hatcher and the Regents
from the recommendations of a
six-member literary college faculty
The committee, headed by Prof.
David M. Dennison, chairman of
the physics department, began
work in March, 1962, to draw up
specifications of qualities and ex-
perience desired in the new dean.
The committee also worked to
assist in compiling a list of suit-
able candidates and to reduce this
list to a final panel from which
an appointment could be made.
Faculty Government
Inrfaculty government, he has
served as chairman of the Presi-
dent's Commission on Year-Round,
Operation and has twice been
elected to the literary college ex-
ecutive committee. He has also
been a member of the executive
committees of the Institute for
Social Lesearch, the Center for
Research on Economic Develop-
ment, the Institute of Labor and
Industrial Relations, the Memo-
rial-Phoenix Project and the Sen-
ate Advisory Committee for Uni-
versity Affairs.
"We are unusually fortunate
that we can turn to a man whose
career is filled with distinguished
accomplishments," Vice-President
Heyns said.
"There are critical times ahead.
We must face the problem of ex-
panding enrollments, adjustments
to year-round education and ever
increasing competition for fac-
ulty," he added.

...new dean

NCA Revie
.Among Prf
The report of North CE
alleged charges of low facul
has just been submitted to
The six man study com
the request of the State Boa

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Tregonning Discusses Plans for Malaysian State
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the new state of Malaysia will be declared on Augs 31," Prof.
Kenneth Tregonning of the University of Singapore said insteectui.
: Malaysia, which is the proposed federation of the British colonies
.M t. Y IA of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei, is not a :,...:..:: : :
ne dePrf Tregonning said. "The idea of combining the British
'wateritrie ws first rvvdi suggested in 1888,and was revivein14
Ueritrie "In 1961, the idea of a merger was revived again by Piime
" " .. - . Minister Tanku Abdul Rahman of Malaya, one of the outstanding
'W 'jleaders in the fomto.f1aasa" entd

1ws 'Low Morale'
ofessors at EMU
entral Association's study committee into
ty morale at Eastern Michigan Universlty
NCA Executive Secretary Norman Burns.
amittee which was set up by 'the NCA at
ard of Education reviewed alumni charges
4that faculty expression was stifled
by EMU administrative policies.
Chairman of the study commit-
tee Robert W. MacVicar, vice-
president of academic affairs at
Oklahoma State University, stated
that his board paid a four day
visit to EMU and spoke to mem-
bers of the faculty, administra-
t.. ion and alumni.
EMU President Eugene Elliot
>?>called all the charges "general. I
{never could find out what any
...specific charges were,"~
President of 'the State Board of
*Education Chris H. Magnusson
{said the discontent came from
various campus groups concerning
unirelated topics but that they
w ere "very hard to pin down."
"Last year there was discontent
{tt about buildings, athletics, and the
{ 'failuire of E.MU to renew one po-

Get Funds
S t a t e Democratic Chairman
Zolton Ferency noted yesterday
that his party was "having some
success" in. their fund-raising
drive to finance a- recount of 'the
constitution votes.
"The money is coming in by
dribbles, with the largest contri-
bution so far $100," Ferency said.
Whether or not there will also
be a recount in the Regents' race
will depend on the amount of
money that can be collected,
Ferency continued.
Recent Meeting
"I talked with Regent Donald
M. D. Thurber of Crosse Pointe
at our recent party meeting and
he indicated that any recount
decision would be entirely in the
hands of the state central com-
mittee," Ferency said.
The recount will focus on paper
ballot precincts and areas where
the "yes" constitutional votes were
outnumbered by the amount of
votes for Democratic office-seek-
ers, Democratih leaders h a v e
Ferency chose Lansing attorney
James E. Burns chairman of the
Citizens R e c o u n t Committee,
which is being formed to direct
party efforts in obtaining funds.
Choose Precincts
Other committee members will
probably be named today. The re-
count committee was created to
choose the precincts for recount-
The extent of the recount will
depend entirely on the amount of
funds raised by the committee.
The cost of rechecking the tallies
for all of Michigan's 5,209 pre-
cincts would be $26,045.
Prominent Republicans, includ-
ing Gov. George Romney and Re-
publican State Chairman Arthur
G. Elliott are confident that the
recount will not change the out-
come of the spring vote.
Edward A. McLogan of Flint,
executive director of the coordin-
ating committee for the new con-
stitution noted that "the margin
is two or three times beyond what
is normally considered as the
limit in- terms of changing a vote


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