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Light snow flurries
turning colder tonight

Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom
Recommends Student-Faculty Govern


Seek Representation
As Preliminary Step
Unanimous Vote Endorses Measure
Urging Greater Policy Making Role
Studernt Government Council last night unanimously endorsed
the idea of a student-faculty government, and took preliminary steps
towards, its establishment.
SGC passed a motion from the Committee on the University re-
questing permission from the University Senate Advisory Committee
to appoint students to the "eight major policy-making committees"
of the Senate. This is designed to "involve students more actively in
University policy-making and to provide a means for testing the
feasibility of such a government."
Council will discuss the issue with University administrative units
includihg the 1,egents, the President and vice lRresidents of the
University, the deans' conference
Tand various committees of the
Sets Method University Senate.
Several Re~aifs
" ~The motion :states that a stu-
For E lection dent-faculty government would
have several results.
Faculty-student contact would
By GLORIA BOWLES increase in an atmosphere of more


I >

Student Government Council
voted last night to choose four of
eight delegates to the United
States National Student Associa-
tion in a direct, campus-wide elec-
All eight delegates are current-
ly selected by Council, which will'
continue to choose four delegates.
The motion, to go into effect for
the first time in Spring, 1964, is
aimed at the formation of a better
delegation to the. Congress.
The proposal, noted Howard
Abrams, '63, chairman of Coun-
cil's Committee on VSNSA, also
answers critics who felt that Uni-
versity delegates to former con-
gresses did not accurately repre-
sent the views of students.
In other action, the Council
passed a statement of criteria for
election of Regents,' which imple-
ments last week's motion of par-
ticipation in Regental elections.
Council accepted the statement
from its Committee on Regental
elections, which considered eight
specific problem areas, and added
an amendment relating to student
economic welfare.
Kenneth Miller, '64, in the
amendment which he presented,
asked that Regental candidates be
"aware of the financial problems
of a non-mobile student popula-,
The amendment noted three
possible areas of action, including
elimination of restrictions on stu-
dent enterprises, significant loios-
ening of the driver's code, and
higher wages paid to student help.
Ross Announce
Student Government Council
President Steven Stockmeyer, '63,
and Council member Robert Ross,
'63, announced their resignations
at last night's SGC meeting, ef-
fective March 15.
The resignations thus boost to
seven the number of vacancies to
be filled in the March 13 all-
campus election for Council.
In a letter to SGC. Stockmeyer '
and Ross cited the crucial position
of and the need for "major al-
terations" in the forms and the
procedures of Council.
"We are not leaving a sinking
ship, but, rather opening up op-
portunities for new leaders," they

i "mutual discussion and confront-
ation" than possible under class-
room conditions:
Major University issues would
be debated in public "by a gov-
ernment democratically elected
fromthe respective constituen-


Issues Facing 'U'
Students would become actively
involved in discussing the educa-
tional issues facing the Univer-
A student-faculty government
"would involve students and fac-
ulty more directly in University
policy-making than is presently
the case." This would be only in
matters affecting all the schools
and colleges.
In an amendment by Robert
Ross, '63,. the motion emphasizes
that SGC 'does- not. favor a stu-
dent-faculty government for stu-
dent affairs alone, but for "co-
operative government of Univer-
sity affairs, broadly conceived."
'Power Grab'
Committee chairman R a 1p h
Kaplan, '63, said that the motion
was more concerned with creat-
ing a community government and
to some extent a community life
than with arguing for a "power
grab" that would remove control
from the administration.
However, a student-faculty gov-
ernment might result in some loss
of administrative power, he added.
Council passed the motion on
the following principle:
"SGCbelieves that the ideal of
free interchange of knowledge
and belief is essential to the ef-
fective functioning of any edu-
cational community. In order for
such an ideal to prosper it is im-
perative that students and faculty
think of each other as joint mem-
bers in a community of scholars,
with similar concerns and abili-
Specialized Tasks
"Although it will inevitably be
true that faculty members will
have greater specialized knowl-
edge in their particular academic
discipline, this does not mean that
students are incapable of making
highly significant contributions to;
the less specialized task of gov-
erning the University."
The motion admits that stu-
dents have not always shown in-1
itiative in participating in aca-
demic and general institutional
policy-making, but it cites as a4
major cause the fact that Council
has been limited to student activi-i
ties and governing student organ-t
SGC recognized the transitionall
problems and did not propose any
specific structure for such a gov-
ernment at this time. i

Group Hits
IGOP Stands
The Democratic City Commit-
tee recently adopted a campaign
platform for the April 1 city elec-
tion, calling for a more "active,
intelligent and forward-looking
city government."
The platform charges that the
Republican-dominated city council
has often been inactive at "times
when action is mandatory."
For example, the Democrats
claim that the City Council Re-
publicans passed the new zoning
ordinance "after years of delay
e and only as a result of pressure
from groups of all kinds.
"During this period of calculat-
ed delay, land in the city was pur-
chased and immediately put to
uses which, under the new ordi-
* nance, are non-conforming and
largely undesirable."
However, the platform states
that "the new zoning ordinance
. can provide orderly growth
and development to the city if
properly administered."
With regard to administering
the ordinance, the Democrats
charge the city government with
"spot zoning" and "zoning favor-
Violated Spirit
In other areas, the platform
backs a charter amendment grant-
ing, legislative initiative and ref-
erendum. It also claims that "the
mayor, in his appointments to the
county Board of Supervisors, has
violated the spirit of bipartisan
representation called for in the
city charter."
The party asks thatathe char-
ter be amended to assure this
Another source of Democratic
disapproval was City Council's at-
tempt= to deal with violence in
Ann Arbor. It calls the anti-brawl-
ing ordinance that was proposed a
"threat to individual liberty."
Fair Housing
The Democrats also charged that
the Republicans have delayed ac-'
tion on a fair housing ordinance.
At their open public hearings
recently, city Republicans waived
the time limit to discuss the high-
ly controversial topic of fair hous-
ing. The human relations prelim-
inary plank stated, "We believe all
citizens of Ann Arbor should en-
joy equal protection of the law
and that no person should be de-
prived of his civil rights, his indi-
vidual freedom, or his property
Accordingly, we support action
including possible local legislation
to protect and preserve these
Platform Support
However, Prof. Karl Lamb of the
political science department pre-
sented a motion urging "support
of platform language 'which sup-
ports housing legislation this
year." The motion was passed 15-
In the preliminary zoning and
planning plank, the Republicans
say they will continue study of
the newly enacted zoning ordi-
The city charter plank asks for
a vote on charter refinements no
later than spring 1964. The party
sees no need for general revision
of the charter as it now stands.
The Republicans' civic improve-
ment plank pledges that "future
expenses not within the city's
operating budget must be brought
before the people for approval.
Ann Arbor faces major expendi-
tures for the central business dis-
trict and a Huron parkway.











Hatcher Requests
Delta Appropria tion
Special To The Daily
LANSING-University President Harlan Hatcher asked the Sen-
ate Appropriations Committee yesterday for $50,000 for preliminary
planning to establish a branch four-year campus at Delta College.
In answer to questions President Hatcher said that "it is just

Coait tee
Hears Plea

within the realm of possibility t
Presents '
Outlay Plan
Special To The Daily
LANSING - Vice-President for
Business and Finance Wilbur K.
Pierpont presented the Univer-
sity's capital outlay requests at
the Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee hearing yesterday.
Gov. George Romney's capitali
outlay proposal included funds to
complete the heating plant re-
modeling, Institute of. Science and
Technology Bldg. and the new
music school.
Vice-President Pierpont asked
for $500,000 for planning for the
Engineering-Fluid Dynamics Bldg.
and $2.5 million for actual con-
struction. It will be ready for con-
struction this summer.
In the planning stage, Medical
Science Unit II is first on the Uni-
versity's list.. He asked for $400,-
000 for planning. The Dental Bldg.
with $300,000 for planning and
funds for the proposed new Archi-
tecture school were next on the
schedule, he commented.
A Rose
Is a Rose ...
Special To The Daily
LANSING - Michigan State '
University has changed the,
name of its Oakland branch
from MSU-Oakland to Oakland
University, but legislative re-
action was distinctly cool to
the whole matter.
"Rather inconsiderate,"j
Speaker Pro-Tem of the House
Wilfred G. Bassett (R-Jack-
son) said yesterday, noting that
other state colleges and univer-
sities are seeking name changes
from the state Legislature.'
For MSU's part, East Lansing
officials are proud of the new
arrangement and they aret
"very particular" about getting 1
the new name right.f
"Let's get all the names right
in that case," chuckled one leg-
islature. "I seem to recall that9
MSU's real name is somewhat1
more than they let on."
State's real moniker?-The
Michigan State University of
Agriculture and Applied Science.




hat the University could begin a
'pilot four?year program at Delta
by next September, if the processes
can be worked out quickly."
Meanwhile, Rep. Raymond C.
Wurzel (R-Port Huron) said that
his bill endorsing the opposition
Jamrich proposal to the Univer-
sity-Delta plan would come up for
discussion in committee next week.
He denied that Gov. George Rom-
ney had asked him to stall the
bill in committee until his pro-
posed "blue ribbon" committeeron
education had formulated a mas-
ter plan for education in the state.
Legislative Questioning
The President's request for $50,-
000 was a spur-of-the moment de-
cision, followingg intensive Legis-
l ative questioning about the ex-
tent of the University's planning
on the thumb-area college.
"The University is not in a
hurry" to establish a center at
Delta, President Hatcher indicated.
Both President Hatcher and
Vice-President Niehuss have in-{
dicated that the University would
submit any mutually agreeable
plan reached by Delta College and
the University to the Legislature,
as soon as it is ready.
No Grass Underfoot
"No grass will be growing under
our feet in pursuing to a logical
conclusion these explorations,"
President Hatcher told the Bay
City Junior Chamber of Com-
merce Tuesday night.
Vice-President'Heyns explained
to the Appropriations Committee
yesterday that there are two main
areas in which the University and
Delta are trying to solve. First,
an agreement must be reached
on how to govern the new four-
year college. Delta College, as a
two-year community college, would
be preserved as it is, he'main-
A completely new four-year
school would be established in con-
junction with the community col-
lege. The Regents, who would have
ultimate authority over the pro-
posed four-year center, would ap-
point a governing board, perhaps1
drawing members from the Delta
Trustees, Vice-President Heyns
Wrong Term
"The word 'merger' is not the
correct term to explain the Delta-
University proposal," he maintain-
The second area of concern,
according to Vice-President Heyns,
is creating an "intellectual com-
munity," in which there would be r
a certain interchangeability of fac-
ulty between Delta and the four-
year center. The idea of "mutually
supporting staffs" would benefit
both institutions, he indicated. 11

CRESTATRON-University President Harlan Hatcher holds a
crestatron, developed by University researchers to counteract
enemy radar. Sen. Frank D. Beadle (R-St. Clair) and Sen.
Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann Arbor) watch the demonstration at
the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with the Univer-
House To Vote on Proposed
Anti-Subversive Resolution
Special To The Daily
LANSING-The joint resolution from Rep. Richard A. "Honest,
John" Guzowski (D-Detroit) will be voted on in the House today.
He filed notice yesterday that the proposal prohibiting the use
of state-supported educational facilities for speakers advocating sub-
version would report out of committee. The proposed amendment to
the existing state constitution states that: "Every person may freely
speak, write and publish his sen- - - .-- ?



timents on all subjects, being re-
sponsible for the abuse of such
right; and no law shall be passed
to restrain or abridge the liberty
of speech or of the press.
"No educational institution sup-
ported in whole or in part by pub-

B o a rd T o M eet T o s d r1
Three ilotions

By President
Calls IST Projects
Key To Strengthening
Economy of State
Special To The Daily
LANSING - The University
pushing the advantages of Uni-
versity research for the state, ask-
ed for $1-1.5 million additional
funds for the Institute of Science
and Technology at the Senate-Ap-
propriations Committee hearing
with University officials yesterday.
Research at the University is the
"unique key to strengthening the
economy of the state," University
President Harlan Hatcher told the
committee in his plea for more
state funds.
The University produces an un-
matched number of productive
projects which give ┬░more returns
on every state dollar spent than
offered by any other state univer-
sity, he emphasized.
Additional Funds
The University's hearing yester-
day provided official opportunity
to ask for additional state funds
and a reconsideration of Gov.
George Romney's budget request
of $38.2 million for the Univer-
s ty.'1 2
President Hatcher said Rom-
ney's $6.1 million increase for
education in the state does not
meet the urgent needs before the
state. The proposed $1.55 million
increase over last year's appro-
priation for the University will
cause the University "to lose a
little ground when it should ad-
vance," he told the senators.
The University had requested a
$7.2 million increase over last
year's appropriation.
Re-examine Budget
President Hatcher said he rec-
ognized that the $6.1 million fig-
ure for education may be frozen;
but he urged the committee to re-
examine other parts of Romney's
budget for the needed funds for
"I'm quite distressed that the
proposed budget contains no pro-
visions for the on-going, job-
creating, research. It really puzzles
me that in planning for Michi-
gan's commercial and economic
]health, there is no provision for
this one going and creative cen-
ter," he commented.
The $1.55 million increase for
the University does not give rec-
ognition to the University's re-
search potential, officials indicat.
Originate IST
Vice-President for Business anc
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont said
that the state originally provided
funds to start IST and this year's
capital outlay requests include
funds to complete the new Science
and Technology Bldg.
However, now the University is
worried that the state will not
follow through on this project, he
inle~el i..Pres elnt P rnn

lic funds shall permit any of its The Michigan Union Board of
facilities, building, grounds or Directors will meet at 7:30 p.m.
sanctioned organizations to be today to consider three motions.
usedas spakig o deonsra- The first motion proposes an
used as a speaking or demonstra- extension of the Union check-
tion forum by any person advocat- cashing service to women stu-
ing, teaching or urging subver- dents, faculty and staff members.
sion." The second proposal recom-
If passed by two thirds of the mends that billiard room priv-
House and the Senate the resolu- ileges be extended to all male fac-
tion would be placed on the April ulty members, that fees for the
ballot for public consideration. If use of the room by Union mem-
adopted it would become an bers be raised to a level compar-
amendment to the state constitu- able to those of similar Big Ten
tion. student facilities.
"I'm sure no member of the The third motion is a proposed
House is going to vote 'No' and say policy statement for the "Mich-
to the Communist Party, 'Welcome igan Union Reports," a student
to our schoools'," he maintained. publication printed by the Union.
Hall Denies Communists
Want Violent Overthro
NEW HAVEN (P)-Communist leader Gus Hall told a somewhat
skeptical audience last night that Communists are not interested in
a violent overthrow of the American government.
He termed such a concept infantile.
Hall spoke to an audience of 400, concentrating his remarks onI
what he called the difficulty of being a Communist in the current
American political atmosphere. His talk was interrupted at times byI
- scattered hoots and catcalls, but
he was given generally warm, if
somewhat brief, applause at his
introduction and after his appear-

Rested Leadership
Ross and Stockmeyer gave three
specific reasons for their resigna-
tions. They noted that "it has.
become increasingly evident in the
past year that Council leadership
has rested on ' us in the main.
Ross and Stockmeyer will grad-
uate in June and leave two seats
to be filled by Council in the fall.
They also cited "personal" and
academic reasons for the resigna-
Of the other Council members,
Michael Kass, '65, has decided not
to seek a second term. Ken Miller,
'64, and Howard Abrams, '63, have
not yet decided whether to seek
another term. Assembly Associa-
tion President Mary Beth Norton,
'64, who now sits as an ex-officio
member has taken out a petition
fn 1. nlml ta -


Berle Links Poltical Interven


i uiuicct lcu. v iuu-'r ebluumi rie p,

American political-economic institutions have to keep up with
the continuing frontier of organization, development, and conflict,"
Prof. Adolf A. Berle of Columbia University said yesterday.
The United States now operates under the doctrine of inter-
vention, Prof. Berle said in the third of four William W. Cooke
lectures. "The political state intervenes whenever the economic
effects of the free market are not pleasing to the community.
"The formulation of institutions that influence the functioning
of the economy allows the integration of the Aemrican political and'

F'ttut)I (, ft ' UI ( f IIii I f t I )Outside of Strathcona Hall, a inicte tatth N
dozen pickets marched with signs could fill the new building w
that read "Down with Red Trai- federally sponsored research p
hair-line of forming a shotgun solution, and any further develop- tors," "Man without God at Yale," ects, but that the University w
ments may bring this about." and "Liberty or License?" welcome state sponsored proj
Bumping Institutions None of the marchers was ad- which would bolster the state ci
The second major problem that arises out of intervention ;, mitted inside the auditorium. omy.
that "institutions that institutionalized solutions for past problems 'Aware of Pressures' State programs, tied to
are starting to bump into each other.,;Hall told members of the Dwight state's economic welfare are
Hall Campus Council, sponsors of provided for now at the Uni
The Federal Power Commission is responsible for overseeing the his talk, that he was "aware of sity; growth is coming from o
electrical power "grid" of the nation, Prof. Berle said. The Atomic the extreme pressures exerted side the state,'' he maintained
Energy Commission has recently contracted out electrical power against every attempt to hear the Because of IST,' Ann Arbo
plants, and as these plants feed into the grid, "the AEC and FPC may Communist viewpoint from a Com- becoming a research complex

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