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February 10, 1961 - Image 13

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State Pre are-Stands
CaptalOutlay Hassle
,search at the U nEvsersxi
th Gets Support
rch at the Univer-
blems does it bring? a
st in a series, exam- r' ia4::
ture of the Univer- s;r
S ASwainson Prefers
r 25, 1950, Ralph A. More Moderate Rise
ie the University's L
ident for research. By MICHAEL BURNS
r _ ..
L960, the state Leg- 4 The conflict over the amount
give final consid- rxof capital outlay funds continues
uidget submitted by
sd m'dto find both sides firmly en-
which listed a new ytrenched in seeminly irreconil-
ic building as hav- able stands.
:>roty for the annua The University's opinion, ex-
appropriation. The pressed at the January Regents'
re .e Uhiver- e meeting by University President
hree of which weres
;tr Bldg., In-.Harlan Hatcher and Vice-Presi-
tronomy Blg dent for Business and Finance
ice and Technology
new cyclotron lab- Wilbur K. Pierpont, favors a
roposal for the Mtu- three-point program which would
pg, was defeated u provide funds to continue present
events demonstrate projects, and to start new ones-
rease in importance.buildings which were not built
Mear In t grne M * . because of the recent moratorium
qrr.. . . .. . . . . .buildings which will be needed in
to Widlow Run,' \!F.k if r :'$+n 14 f2: }::' G j X+
the University ex- .the future.
entire central cam-. Gov. John B. Swainson has
kngell Hall to the recommended only moderate in-
buildings. Research k'creases in capital outlays, to be
wo miles to North financed entirely by the State
h is reached in a Bonding Authority, which would
fy bus, and to the EXTENSIVE RESEARCH-University scientists and technicians finance state buildings through
search laboratories do research work in facilities extending in and out of Ann Arbor. bond issues and then would pay
ainute drive from Some laboratories are as close as Angell Hall and others are as the issues by charging rent on
far as Willow Run, some thirty minutes away, these buildings to the institutions
a theseeprimarycenusing them. This would necessar-
:hy the University's ily limit the revenues and defer
ation is scattered UMRI: the cost over several years, Swain-
e world by various son admits.
its and expeditions. D - Legislative Appropriation
f the University's L7President Hatcher has urged the
erah rogr indepar-s +legislative appropriations commit-
crihnrjdi trc-p tees to recommend a $24.3 million
literary college, en- Fuofn ns it t
ieand the Medical . capital outlay appropriation for
f _nd__h____d_______University construction next year
. - to meet the deficiency in state
partmental agencies A change In the name and func-. id
caretheagenciti- Ato nge n the neityResrchthe future University needs in the buildings created during the past
arch are the Insti- tion of the University Research ields of research and to provide few years "when there has been a
e and Technology' Institute (UMRI) was approved by liaison between the University virtual moratorium on all new
te new Pho research the Regents at their Januarymeet- and outside agencies. state-supported projects.
ges research for the ing. The office will also work with The Legislature has allocated
atomic energy. Hereafter, the name will be the the University vice-president for planning funds to start these
ter Research Office of Research Administration research, in the research area, du- sturctures, but no construction
f Research Admini- to more accurately describe its ties which UMRI had previously funds have been appropriated,
.e office of the vice- purely administrative work and to undertaken. Pierpont said. He listed the build-
esearch, which are avoid confusing it with the Insti- An executive committee will ings as the proposed $4.3 million
the total" research tute of Science and Technology continue -to direct the office but music school, $2.4 million Fluids
iister the Universi- which conducts the large majority under new membership specifica- Engineering Bldg., $7.6 million
rograin, but do not of all Uiversity research. tions. The appointment terms to heating plant and Services Bldg.,
research. Robert J. Burroughs, former di- the committee have been short- and the $10 million Medical Sci-
artments'' research, rector of UMRI was appointed ened -from three to two years. ences Bldg. wing.
)llege and Medical ORA director. The appointment Members will be the director or These could all be financed by
h. projects are pre- and administrative changes will research administration, deans of a state bond issue, President Hat-
ic, or research with be effective July 18. the engineering, literary and med- cher suggested.
>ractical goal, while The ORA will be in charge of ical schools, and four members ap- Already Let
g college's research administering and maintaining ap- pointed by the Regents from the An additional $20-$22 million
tly applied, or re- propriate records on all University Faculty Senate. would be needed this coming fiscal
ecific practical pur- research, not just contract re- Under the old University by-law, year throughout the state "to
search as UMRI formerly did. The the committee members were the meet the legal obligations of con-
ch is the process of new responsibilities also include UMRI director, the dean of the tracts already let by authorization
scientist pursuing maintaining information on and graduate school and six members of the Legislature," he declared.
U,' Page 6 assisting in the determination of of the Faculty Senate. The University's share would in-
lude funds to continue construc-
tion of the Physics-Astronomy In-
stitute Bldg., the Institute of
A $W , + X. Science and Technology Bldg. and
rehabilitation o f e University
.'.a. . nc. .... , .*,H o s p i ta l .
:.> ; ,:<.:: ;.. ": ,:.;' .. ;;:' ., ::;t«'r ,, }:: His third area of concern is one
. L y .'"' Q of long-range planning to meet
"N ~. ....... .~.,the demands "caused by an addi-
.~.' ~ ...... . ~tional 50,000 18-Year-olds and by
..~....~. ~ ~ ..~...~... ~rapidly expanding new areas of
;, ., r.: . r k .:.}h.. 4< , < r knowledge which require advanced
.~......training and research of the type
______carried forward as a major re-

LOOK FOR THE BLUE LABEL' sponsibility of the University."
_ _ _ _Swainson's program is a great
deal more conservative. He will
ask the legislators for a total capi-
tal outlay budget for fiscal 1961-62
j. :°. ". of approximately $38.5 million,
as compared with a total request
of over $201 million by all state
kre agencies. Education alone asked
aafor $90 million.

New Party Leaders Emerge

There were major changes In
the leadership of both Republican
and Democratic parties last week-
New state chairmen were chos-
en by both conventions at their
nominating conventions for the
bi-annual spring elections. The
Democratic change will probably
mean little in terms of policy, but
the change in the Republican par-
ty may be quite significant.
Neil Staebler, the Democratic
chairman for the past ten years,
voluntarily stepped down to al-
low Gov. John B. Swainson to
choose his own party leader. Law-
rence Lindemer, the Republican
chairman, who has been closely
associated with Paul Bagwell and
the liberal Republican group, also
stepped down.
Staebler was an early supporter
of former Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
liams. Working in close associa-
tion with Williams, Staebler
brought about a major reform in
the Democratic party. When Wil-
liams was first elected, there was
virtually no cohesion in the par-
ty, and, in many areas of the
state, there was almost no party
Board Votes
To End Bias
At Oregon
The Oregon Board of Higher
Education has given icollege fra-
ternities and sororities a two-year
deadline for ending racial and re-
ligious discrimination.
Any chapter which is still re-
quired by its national chapter to
practice discrimination will lose
recognition after Jan. 1, 1963.
The board, which supervises op-
eration of Oregon's six state-sup-
ported colleges, said only a few
fraternities and sororities still
have restrictions against minority
At the University of Oregon, As-
sistant Dean of Men L. A. Man-
gles called the actions "surpris-
ing." Citing the progress made and
"the support and confidence given
to fraternities and sororities by
the dean of students, the dean of
men, "I am set back that they
found a deadline necessary," Man-
gles said.
Gary Rothenberger, president of
the University of Oregon clgapter
of Sigma Chi, one of the fraterni-
ties affected by the deadline, said,
"The national office is well aware
of the situation in Oregon and
over the country, and I am sure
that this problem will be discussed
and will be definitely be on the
agenda for the grand council this
"We are naturally deeply con-
cerned with the future of this
local chapter and will according-
Set To Speak
At YR Meeting
United States Representative
Gerald Ford (R-Mich) heads the
list of speakers to be presented by
the Young Republicans this se-
Rep, Ford, who was under ser-
ous consideration for the Republi-
can Vice-Presidential nomination,
will speak at 4 p.m., Feb. 14.
The first of three colloquia on
labor and economic problems will
be held Feb. 16. Foreign affairs
and civil rights will be the other
colloquium topics.
YR President Steven Stockmey-

er, '63, said that prospects also
look good for a "big-name" speak-
er this spring.

organization at all. The state was
virtually controlled by Republi-
The Democrats now hold all po-
sitions on the state Administra-
tive Board (governor, lieutenant
governor, attorney general, secre-
tary of state, treasurer, auditor
general, superintendent of public
instruction, and highway commis-
sioner), and two United States
senators. There are Democratic
majorities on all higher educa-
tional policy-making boards and
justices nominated by Democratic
conventions (for the non-partisan
judicial ballot) are in the major-
ity on the state Supreme Court.
The November election marked
the first time in many decades
that the Democrats had put up a
slate of candidates which covered
every office available. Staebler
was also the leader of what is
known in the Democratic party as
the "Ann Arbor coterie." This
is a group of Ann Arbor and De-
trbit intellectuals who have pro-
vided much of the "brains of the
party" and many of the concrete
legislative programs of the Wil-
liams administration.

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