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University President Harlan
Hatcher's advisory council on
fair housing released yesterday
its long-awaited report on the
proposed Ann Arbor fair hous-
ing ordinance analyzing in de-
tail the ordinance's shortcom-
The report points out legal
loopholes by which a landlord
could avoid the provisions of
the ordinance if it were to be
passed and suggests means of
tightening it to be more in-

Compiled by Professors Sam-
uel J. Eldersveld of the political
science department, Donald C.
Pelz of the sociology depart-
ment and Luke K. Cooperrider
of tshe Law School, the report
criticizes the proposed ordi-
nance in four areas.
Loose Definition
First, the ordlinance, because
of a loose definition of "hous-
ing unit," does not make any
provision governing discrimina-
tory practices for the sale or
rent of a single-family dwelling

other than that financed by
federal assistance. Although
the ordinance makes clear the
rules dealing with rooms or
apartments, it will be of little
assistance to someone wishing
to purchase used housing.
Second, the landlord who
owns five or more adjoining lots
will be prohibited from dis-
crimination in the sale of his
lots under the ordinance, but
if he owns four or less adjoin-
ing lots, the ordinance does not
apply in their sale.
Third, financial institutions

are prohibited "from discrim-
inating in the granting of
money for the purchase of a
multiple-family dwelling." But
there is no attempt to control
the sale or rent by a private
home owner of his personal
Power Limited
Fourth, because the power of
the ordinance to prevent dis-
crimination is limited to private
hiome owners who have taken
federally assisted loans sub-
sequent to the date of the or-
dinance, there will be an ex-

tremely small number of land-
lords affected.
The report states that "in
the fall of 1962, 7,990 students
lived off-campus in rented
rooms, apartments or houses.
About one-fifth of them lived
in rented rooms."
The ordinance will have
great effect in the area of
single rooms and apartments,
since the coverage is stated as
applying to proprieters owning
five or more housing units.
However, if the multiple-family
dwelling is owner-occupied, the



owner can claim an exemption.
The report estimates that the
ordinance would apply to more
"than 58 per cent of the rental
units in the campus area, and
more than 43 per cent of the
rental units in the city at
"On a similar basis it is es-
timated that if the specifica-
tion of the number of housing
units required for classification
as a multiple housing accom-
modation were reduced from
five to three, the coverage of

the ordinance would include
more than 84 per cent of the
rental units in the campus area
and more than 64 per cent of
the rental units in the city at
large," the report continues.
While the fractioih of hous-
ing affected on campus areas
barely exceeds half, the report
concludes that this number
represents an improvement sig-
nificant enough to make it
Still Falls Short
However, the report notes the
ordinance would still fall short

See Editorial Page



Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom
'U'enate Creates Committee on Staffxcei


To Study Conditions
Surrounding Staff
} Unit To Act in Advisory Capacity,
Confer Each Month with Heyns
SThe University Senate yesterday created a Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on Conditions for Staff Excellence.
Its scope-"the conditions essen1tial to the. development and pres-
ervation of an excellent staff"--could include evaluations of salaries,
Pr omotion rates and available facilities, but not the professional qual-
I y of the faculties in the various schools and colleges, Prof. John















B or den Cites sadlsA
He chaii
ulty meetir
"Gov. Babcock got angry at the bate.
support given me by the State The new
Board of Regents and advised me an advisor
to leave the state," Prof. Moton ing with
Borden of Montana State Uni- academic,
Prof. Borden made a speech in To fulfil)
St. Paul, Minn., on March 6 where committee'
he termed the governor and the cedures b3
legislature as becoming more and faculty me
more "right wing."view of a
The state legislature immed- whichd her
iately called for an investigation Osoa ars
of Prof. Borden. '"However, what sinlcr
they were investigating was never "If signi
quite clear to me," he said, found in su
Free Speech mittee shoi
MSU President Harry K. New- procedural
burn held an investigation at the ment said.
request of the regents and sub- I
mitted his report on April 8. The "This pri
regents by a vote of 6-3 accepted a means o
President Newburn's report sup- channels o'
porting "my right! of free speech," tive decisi
he said, explained.
"I have made five other speech- "In giver
es on the 'radical right' in Mon- tee could lh
tana at "arious cities in this state other chan
and there has been no repercus-- d"
sions outside of large newspaper "Howeve
coverage," Prof. Borden said. to act on E
At no time was Prof. Borden "Te r
suspended or in immediate danger procedural
of losing his position. ;shosad
'Would Leave' procedures
'After the April 8 meeting of the he said.
regents, Gov. Babcock said, "If I In carryi
felt as Dr. Borden does about the ties, the (
future of Montana, I would avail "give speci
myself of the opportunity to leave to the pre:
the state." partments,
Gov. Babcock said that academic with respe
freedom was not at* issue. He in assurin
clamed that Prof. Borden was an in policy-!
employe of the state and as such plementati
had a responsibility to uphold its bylaws."
institutions instead of belittling; pr
them. *

017 thle Medical S3chl
Ivisory Capacity
r's the Senate Advisory
on University Affairs
tee' which drafted the
It passed the all-f ac-
ig yesterday without de-
committee will act in
y capacity only, meet-
the yvice-president for
affairs at least once a
SIts responsibilities, the
should "develop pro-
y which an individual
~mber may seek its re-
dministrative decisions
~eeves have had a sen-
ficant Inadequacies are
ch procedures, the com-
uld recommend suitable
corrections," the state-
NTot a By-Pass
oposal is not devised as
f by-passing the usual
f review of administra-
ons," Prof. Henderson
n instances the commit-
iear specific cases after
nels had been exhaust-
r, it will have no power
L case except in an ad-
mittee is likely to find
differences among the
Icolleges. Some of these
may require revisibon,"
ing out its responsibili-
committee should also
fic and early attention
sent procedures in de-
schools and colleges
ct to their effectiveness
g faculty participation
naking, including im-
on of existing Regent's
evious Proposal
us report containing a
Jr a commission with
ponsibilities was passed
iate in April, 1961, but
position from deans of
leges and schools. Al-
nate passage is usually,
decisions, the Senate
ted the approval of the
horeturnedthe* rpt
e them.
he differences between
lsis that the pent
s inot a coemmisson
independent mandate,
ent for Academic Af-
W. Heyns said.
mmittee will also be in
raction with my office,.
hle commission had a
ependent existence," he

ZoniEng Case
The Ann Arbor City Council
last night decided to send the Stu-
dent Co-operative House issue
back to the planning commission
on the basis of new informationi.
Previously co-operative houses
have been located in the two
family 'dwellings zone. Recently,
however the council shoved co-ops
the cost of new land for building
co-operative units is much higher
than in the .two family dwelling
About 25 students from the
Inter-Co-operative Council were
present to protest the change in
zoning. .
Bus Committee
The city council also decided to
form a Citizen's Bus Committee to
study the present city bus prob-
lem. The City Bus Company is
scheduled to cease operations at
6 p.m. Thursday. .
"A special citizens' committee
met this afternoon to discuss the
current bus problem, but no solu-
tion could be reached," Mayor
Cecil 0. Creal said.
"This proposal is too late for
any immediate action, but I'll be
happy to appoint a committee to
see whether it can solve the prob-
lem," he noted.
The new committee would con-
sist of representatives from the
chamber of commerce, Michigan
Municipal League, University, pub-
lic schools, and labor.
The planned bils committee will
explore the co-operative use of
the bus line among interested par-
ties and evaluate the consequences
of a "no-bus" city.
The city bus system has been
losing money since its raise in
prices to meet wage and hour de-
mands of drivers. Patronage has
dropped considerably since the
price increase, and the company is
unable to meet its payroll obliga-
tions and maintenance bills of
more than $3000.
The bus company and its ac-
companying school bus service has
been operating since 1957.

YESTERDAY the U n ivyer si ty Se na t e
expressed its deep concern over the prob.-
ternof discrimination in student organizations.
The motion passed by the Senate strongly
supports the concept of delegating to students
the authority to deal with this bias. It also
rgsthe adoption of procedures sim ilar to
those outlined by the Harris Report.
We share this concern with the faculty and
urge the Regents to reaffirm Student Govern-
ment' Council's power jn this area. We also
urge the Regents to adopt the basic outline
of the Harris Report.
THE PROBLEM of discrimination in stu.-
dent organizations is a very live issue. In
the past, SGC has shown some reluctance to
move forcefully in this area. Vested interests
on Council are a partial cause for the lack of
action. Recently, Council has also been afraid
of legal action. But a fear of administrative
reaction has been the major cause of SGC's
Students can look back on a long history
of abortive attempts to solve this problem.
In 1952, University President Harlan Hatcher
vetoed a proposal passed by the now-defunct
Student Affairs Committee that would have
set a deadline for the removal ofbas. In
1959, SGC's decision to withdraw recognition
from Sigma Kappa sorority was set aside by
the administration.
This year, the first stumbling block has
been whether the Regents can delegate their
legal authority in this area to SGC. Dean
Allan Smith of' the Law School is currently
preparing a legal opinion on this question
for the Regents. It is likely that his opinion
will back the delegation of power.

AnEdiorial. ..

A second problem is -procedural. Prof.
Roibert Harris of the Law School h'as written
a report which clea-r delineates methods
and procedures for a student solution of the
problem. This report, approved by SGC and
now, in substance, by the faculty, has not yet
been seen by the Regents; they are awaiting
Dean Smith's fnlopinion beore considering
procedural matters.
THERE TS no- question of the Regents'
desire to rid the University of bias. Their
intent is clearly expressed in Regents Bylaw
2.14. The only justifiable delays ini this at-
tempt are those required to work out proper
procedures for students to assume responsi-
bility in this area.SGC cannot solve the prob-
lem without Regental backing-.
Regent Eugene B. Power has expressed the
opinion that a plan similar to the Harris
Report will be approved by the Regents. Its
final form, of course, will depend on Dean
Smith's opinion and the attitude- of the
WHATEVER final plan the Regents may
pass, we strongly urge that it give full
responsibility for eliminating bias in student
organizations to students. We hope that the
Regents will act both in the letter and spirit
of Byla 2.14. We would like to see the
Harris Report implemented in a meaningful
and effective manner.
The faculty has spoken. SGC has spoken
through its acceptance of the Harris Report.
We sincerely urge that the Regents act at their
May meeting by taking a positive stand that
will point the way to a student solution to
the bias problem.

Group Supports
Harris Proposal
Power Hints Regents' Approval
Of Student Jurisdiction on Criteria
The University Senate yesterday strongly backed the
power of Student Government Council to take action against
student organizations practicing discrimination in member-
ship selection.
The faculty resolution will be forwarded to President
Harlan Hatcher and the Regents to be considered at their
May 17 meeting along with the riport of Prof. Robert J.
Harris of the Law School.
Because the authority of?~


SGO in this area has been
challenged by an lawsuit from
five sororities which did not sub-
mit complete statements to SGC
on their selection criteria, the
Regents have been reviewing By-
law 2.14, which prohibits racial
and religious discrimination by
University groups.
Support Harris Approach
The Senate also endorsed the
"general approach" taken in Prof.
Harris's proposal, which delegates
clear authority to SGC .to act in
this area and provides a struc-
ture to implement Council's au-
Drafted by the Senate Commit-
tee on Student Relations, the
in0 enin bias clauses and dis-
crimination in student organiza-
tions could be justified only by
the efforts to frame spccific SGC
powers to enforce the bylaw.
Regent Eugene B. Power of Ann
Arbor said last night that the
Regents will probably approve a
plan giving students control over
discrimination jurisdiction. "The
Regents in consultation with the
administration and students will
implement something like the
,Harris proposal," he predicted.
Some Opposed
Power commented that although
opposition to student control has
been expressed by some of the
Regents, all are in favor of the
spirit of Bylaw 2.14.
Prof. Wallace T. Berry of the
music school, a member of the
S t u d e n t Relations Committee,
"RESOLVED (1) that the
SACUA express its concern over
the problems of discrimination
in all forms and descriptions
on the part of any student or-
ganization, (2) that it look with
favor upon a general approach
of delegating authority to stu-
dents such as exemplified in
procedural proposals submitted
by Prof. Harris and (3) It hopes
that the implementation of this
approach and objective can be
accomplished without serious

University of Texas President
Joseph R. smiley will become the
next head of the University of
Colorado, effective July 1.
"I regard the potential of: the
University of Colorado as extr~me-
ly challenging and think it is a
position that any educator would
be flattered to accept," Smiley
said yesterday:
Replace Newton
He will succeed President Quigg
Newton who has resigned, eff ec4
tive June 30.
The University of Colorado was
embroiled in a conflict last fall
over articles that appeared In the
student newspaper, the Colorado
Daily. Some critics of the paper
disagreed withseditorializing about
Sen. Barry Goldwater.
The controversy developed as a
letter-to -the editor writer in the
Colorado Daily called Goldwater
a montebank and an "old futzer."
Republicans in the state objected
to the letter and it became, a
major Colorado board of Regents
campaign issue.
When the paper published a
second, similar letter, Newton re-
moved editor Gary Aithen and
imposed special classes in libel
upnthe staff.
Sup ley would make no comment
on the incident or the newspaper
on the grounds that he .did not
know enough about them.
No Announcement
No public announcement con-
cerning Smiley's salary was made.
However, he admitted that he will
be getting more than his present
salary of $24,000 a 'year. Newton
has been earning $25,000 a year.
Newton will become head of the
Commonwealth Fund of New York.
Public To View
JJC Document

Court Refuses
To Invalidate
Con-Con X1ote

proposal f(
similar resi
by the Sen
received op
various col
though Ser
binding on
had reques'
Regents w
which wrot

The Natmonai Institutes of
Health grants for medical research
are being allocated amid conflict-
ing interests and possible abuser
of power, Rep. William S. Springer
(R.-Ill) charged recently.

The NIH, a system of fee eral
agencies supporting hieaith re-
search in various areas, ,uses
panels of non-government scien-
tists who decide how its plentiful
funds-nearly $1 billion next year
-shall be allocated.

By The Associated Press

LANSING--The State Supreme One of t
Court turned down a request yes- jthe pps
terday to declare invalid the April commtees
1 vote which adopted the new with an
state constitution. vice-Presid
The move set the way for the fairs Roger
State Board of Canvassers to meet I"The con
and certify the adoption of the direct intei
constitution which has been de- whereas ti
layed to await the high court's kind of ind
decision. said.

I~rcksn otes U se ofTheory
"The classroom of the future will be oriented towards the in-
dividual student," Prof. Stanford C. Ericksen, director of the Univer-
sity's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, said at a lecture
to the faculty of the Medical School yesterday.
Prof. Ericksen suggested means to improve teacbing methods by
use of information from research in the behavioral sciences in a
lecture on the "Possible Applications of Research and Theory of Human
Learning to the Special Problems of Teaching in the Medical School."
Experimental Basis .

SSpringer said he may present
evidence demonstrating that the
scientists have shown bias toward
'their home institutions in passing
out grants. .
Charges Denied
Officials of the public health
service, which has authority over
NIH hae deniedthe charges. J.
of the Medical School, who has
served on these NIH committees,
'pointed out last night that a
scientist does not participate in
the discussion or vote on a grant
'application from his home institu-
He commented that having
scientists allocate the grants is a
desirable arrangement because
"the basis of the allocations is
scientific." He added that he was
not aware of any abuses of power
by the scientists.
Running Battle
The Springer charge is the lat-
est round in a running battle over
alleged laxity in the administra-

Elections Director Robert M.
Montgomery and Board Chairman
David Lebernbom both made clear
that the boar i woukd meet shortly
--perhaps toda -'i -to validate the

Beport Findings
The previous commission would
have .reported its findings to only
Executive Vice-President Marvin
L. Niehuss.
The new committee on staff

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