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Change Overdue

Board Underscores 'U'

Athletic Neet

:'N0 MATTER WHAT THE METHODS used to study life
in the quadrangle, they would uncover substantially
the same criticisms conveyed in the Survey of Student
Opinion in East Quadrangle. As both the students who
were interviewed and the staff who evaluated the in-
terviews charge, life in the quadrangles is too often a
negative experience.
Freshmen who come to the University expecting to
enjoy their stay in the residence halls soon are discour-
aged by the rules which confront them at every turn.
Those who might desire to press for changes are deterred
by the inaction which follows recommendations to resi-
dent advisers by house councils and to the administra-
tion by quad councils and the Inter-Quadrangle Coun-
cil. Action on an individual level seems almost absurd by
The lack of communication between the residence
hall staff men and the administration renders any com-
munication between students and staff men ineffective,
whether or not the latter agree. Frustrated by this com-
munication break-dowri and its resultant, inaction, stu-
dents may turn to more drastic measuressuch as food
riots and panty raids to make themselves heard.
Given an environment which they perceive as un-
changable-arbitrary regulations, Business Office ethics,
institutional food, the unfulfilled need for individual and
small group privacy--men tend to prefer a mass escape
from the quads each year, rather than an attempt to
alter atmosphere.
THE IMPROPER CONSbERATION of the report by the
administration in itself validates the claim that the
University is not making a proper attempt either to study
the residence hall problems or to do anything about the
ones brought to their attention.
The report was given to the assistant dean of men
in charge of residence halls last spring, but it got no
further. Why didn't a report compiled by staff men,
raising questions critical to the system, reach the stu-
dent government and all administragors concerned with
the quadrangles?
We appreciate Herbert Sigman's concern with the
neglect of this report, and his courage in bringing criti-
cism of the quadrangles to public attention.
Whether or not the study's methods were "scientif-
ic," the University cannot continue to ignore the explicit
and implicit unhappiness with the residence halls shown
in it. We suggest that the Student Relations Commit-
tee of the University Senate, as well as the Office of
Student Affairs, follow the Inter-Quadrangle Council's
The light this report throws upon quadrangle living
has been obscured for almost a year. Fast and full action
now is mandatory.
Legislature Receives
Education Proposal
Measure Would Create Committee
To Aid State College Coordination
A modified form of Gov. John B. Swainson's proposal for a
state council on higher education was introduced in the State
Legislature Thursday.
The bill asks the establishment bf a 17-member council com-
posed of representatives from state college and university boards,
community and private colleges, private citizens appointed by the
governor and the superintendent of public instruction to coordinate
4 the policies of the state's icolleges

Daily Sports Editor
The Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics made public a
well-acknowledged fact yesterday-the University badly needs a multi-
purpose facility to house several of its athletic teams.
In its annual report to the Regents, the board said:
"For the past several years the major concern of the board with
regard to our physical plant has been the pressing need for a multi-
purpose building that will meet certain long-standing athletic needs
and also serve a variety of useful purposes in numerous non-athletic
activities of the University."
A special committee of the Board has intensively studied this
subject and a preliminary report from that committee was forwarded
to the Regents in. February.
Regents Take Report
Vice-President for University Relations Lyle Nelson said the
Regents looked over the report and it is now in the hands of Wilbur
Pierpont, vice-president for business and finance.
"There is no question about the need for such a facility. It is just
the question of other needs and most important, the financing of the
project," Nelson said.
The athletic department's use for such a building has been ap-

parent for several years, although it has not been well-publicized.
Yost Fleldhouse, for instance, is one of the poorest places in the
Conference in which.to watch a basketball game. Its capacity is listed
at 9,000, but when the number of spectators rises above the five or
six thousand mark, many spectators have a very poor vantage point.
Poor for Recruiting
In addition, the fieldhouse is definitely not a good selling point
as far as recruiting goes. If basketball coach Dave Strack were to
succeed in making Michigan a fairly respectable basketball school, he
almost certainly would need an impressive facility to attract talented
The proposed building presumably would contain facilities that
could be used by the hockey team. Although the Ice Coliseum is not
quite so outdated as the fieldhouse, it lacks space in the arena itself
(its capacity is 3,500) and in its "lobby."
Besides basketball and hockey, an indoor track will be needed to'
replace the present one in the fieldhouse. Some Conference teams
have refused to run on the antiquated track. Thus, Michigan is pre-
vented from holding several attractive dual meets as well as the
annual Conference indoor meet.
Although it is not certain just exactly what the building will

contain, there is a chance it also might provide improved facilities
wrestling and gymnastics.
The proposed multi-purpose building also would provide a num
of important services for the non-athletic sphere of the Univers
community. For instance, Nelson said, it would be an ideal locat
for mid-year graduation exercises and also for spring exercises wh
inclement weather prohibits use of the football stadium.
In addition, the building, which will probably contain an are
seating anywhere from 12,000 to 20,000, could be used for jazz a
popular music concerts.
Non-Athletic Need
Summing up the non-athletic need for the building, Nelson add
"At present we don't have a really adequate place for large stud(
gatherings. Even Hill. Auditorium is becoming too small for freshm
orientation gatherings."
The big problem, as Nelson put it, is financing such a structu
A building of this size, with several of the proposed-facilities, wo
run well up into the millions of dollars.
The Regents have asked the board to submit a five-year proj
tion of its revenues and expenses. The athletic department, whi
See BOARD, Page 6

Str itrna
Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


VOL LXXI, No. 118









Lake Forest
Group Seeks
Court Order
University of Iowa chapter of
Delta Chi social fraternity has
pledged a Negro member for
the first time in its history at
the school.
The new pledge, a member
of the freshman basketball
team, was the first Negro
pledged by a white fraternity
there, a university official
said. Delta Chi has no bias
clause, but it is unknown
whether any chapter has ever
before pledged a Negro.
Faced with a possible court,
fight, Phi Delta Theta suspend-
ed its Lake Forest chapter until
the 1962 fraternity convention,
members of the local announced
last night.
The suspension came Wednes-
day morning after the Illinois
Theta chapter said it would re-
pledge a Jewish student the na-
tional ordered dropped from mem-
The local group voted early yes-
terday morning to continue thea
action they outlined Wednesday.
This includes preparing to seek a
court injunction preventing the'
national from revoking or sus-
pending its charter.
Suspension Confirmed
Larry McClain, Phi Delt presi-
dent at Lake Forest, said that
Jack Shepman visited the chap-
ter house Tuesday night to con-
firm the suspension.
Shepman was a member of the
five man national council that or-
dered the depledging of Donald
Schiller last month on grounds;
that he was not a Christian.
National Silent
Phi Delts' national executive
secretary Robert Miller would+
neither deny nor affirm that the
suspension action was taken. "A
statement may be forthcoming+
later, but right now things are'
just too transitory and unclear."+
The suspension means that the
Lake Forest chapter can not ini-
tiate or pledge anyone until a
year from this summer. The con-
vention delegates can extend the
suspension, expel the chapter or
reinstate it.










Regents Agree to


Athletic Board
Attacks NCAA
Rules Power
The Board in Control of Inter-
collegiate Athletics 'yesterday
leveled a blast at the National
Collegiate Athletic Association for
what it termed the NCAA's grow-
ing tendency to usurp the author-
ity of individual schools and con-
The board said it was "gravely
concerned" about the NCAA's
"new and portentious general
course," which is moving towards
gaining control of eligibility rules
governing "all intercollegiate ath-
letic contests that an institution
might engage in during the year."
"We are gravely 'concerned that
the NCAA is getting into this type
of regulation," the board said in
the report accepted by the Regents
at their meeting yesterday.
Reply to Amendment
The criticism was the board's
reply to an amendment to the
NCAA cpnstitution adopted at the
association's 1961 convention in
The amendment stated'that the
NCAA should' have authority to
legislate concerning "basic ath-
letic issues such as admissions,
financial aid, eligibility and re-
Such regulation by the NCAA,
the 'board said, would cause ex-
treme complication in the admin-
istration of athletics, and added
that "national rules often do not
take into account local conditions
and ways of doing things."
The board's report questioned
the ability of the NCAA to effec-
tively enforce "a set of eligibility
rules throughout the United States
without building up a tremendous
Eligibility Rules

and universities. Swainson's pro-
posal had been for a 21-member
group which would also include
representatives from the Legisla-
ture. Legislatures were not in-
cluded in the bill proposed Thurs-
Local legislators had received
the governor's proposal cautiously
while admitting the need for
greater coordination of higher
education on the state level.
Sen. Stanley Thayer (R-Ann
Arbor) had pointed out that the
proposed council would not be a
"panacea" for the state's educa-
tion problems and that many
problems could be solved by the
governing boards of the individual
Rep. Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann
Arbor) said the council might
have merit in planning a "long-
range plan" for the educational
needs of the state.
He called for a 10-year blue-
print forecasting enrollment poli-
cies necessary to meet the impact
of the increasing number of
young people seeking a college
The bill was introduced in the
state Senate by Sen. Patrick Doyle

For '
Regent asks
For Leaves
Discussion of the large number
of sabbatical leaves requested from
the Regents this month, prompted
the suggestion by Regent Donald
Thurber of Detroit that adminis-
tration sabbaticals be granted.
'There is something to be said
for this," he affirmed in dismissing
the chuckling reception which his
proposal met.
Vice-President and Dean of
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss ex-
plained that administrators do not
have tenure (that is, the guaran-
tee of sabbaticals and retirement
benefits after a certain number of
years service to the University).
However, Niehuss promised to
look into the matter at Thurber's
insistence and present a report
on it in the future.
Bias Denied
By Scientist
ate Internal Serurity Subcom-
mittee yesterday accused Prof.
Linus Pauling of the University of
California, a Nobel prize-winning
chemist, of displaying "a consis-
tent pro-Soviet bias."
In Cleveland, Pauling told a
convention audience here tonight
that if the senators will waive
congressional immunity, he will
sue them,
"I am not even a theoretical
Marxist,' Pauling said.
The Senate committee accused
Pauling of associating with and
aiding the Communist cause in




East Quad Staff View Report

The scope and value of the stu-
dent survey on quadrangle condi-
tions released publicly this week
evoked discussion yesterday from
three East Quadrangle staff men
who helped compile the report.
John Taylor, East Quad direc-
tor, said the 181-page document
had "some limited value to staff
who kept in mind what and who
were studied."
Taylor said the answers and
criticisms levelled by 40 East Quad
residents in interviews held last
spring would not aid the educa-
tional staff of the other two mens'
residence halls. He claimed the
answers would not be helpful be-
cause the population is different
in each residence hall.
Different Groups
"You can't survey the people of
Chaicago about their problems
and expect the same criticisms to
hold in Pittsburgh," he explained.
Taylor cited his close relation
to the gathering of materials for
the survey. "The report was done
by Harold Scheub (then resident
adviser in Anderson House) under
my direction. He cleared all the
questions and the procedures of
interviewing with me.
The quad director emphasized
that the study was made mainly
for use by the staff. "They took
what they could out of it and used
it to improve the quadrangle. This
was the purpose of the survey."
Questions Methods
He claimed the report also could
not be used extensively because
the methodology behind it was
"highly questionable in objectivity
and validity."
Warren Eagle, '61L, resident ad-
visor of Cooley House, also worked

with Scheub in drawing up the
report. He thought the report
would be used "constructively."
He agreed with Taylor that the
intention was not to recommend
changes that would apply in South
and West Quads, but "to examine
the policies and problems of our
own residence hall."
Special Living Unit
Eagle stressed that the quad-
rangles are one type of living unit
and must examine what benefits
they can offer the University stu-
dents. "Whatever we're offering,
we've got to make it available in
the best way we can. Such a study
can help.
"The thing that bothers me most
is the attitude that the system has
them beat. If they knew that
things were being done, attitude
would be better."
Another resident advisor, Ray
Tanis, Grad., of Prescott House,
claimed the survey was not given
the recognition "it should have
Much Work
He traced the long hours of
work and discussion that went
into the report and the "many
Board Seeks
Further Study
Of SGC Letter
The Regents yesterday acknow-
ledged receipt of a letter from
Student Government Council pro-.
posing establishment of a Con-
ference on the University, and re-
ferred the matter to the Office
for Student Affairs.
Students, faculty and adminis-
trators would participate in the
weekend meeting to try to explore
methods for improving the Uni-
The Regents expressed interest
in the proposal, but had not had
sufficient time to carefully con-
sider it. A report is expected from
the student affairs office on de-
velopment of the plans.
Regent Eugene Power of Ann
Arbor warned that the idea may
have been formulated too late for
this semester, but the University
should still hold the conference in
tne fall, if the spring is too early.
'U' Proposes.Novel

really dedicated resident advisers
who have studied student views
on many occasions."
Tanis saw value in the wider
use of the report which might go
beyond a listing of specific com-
plaints. "The report is mainly a
reiteration of gripes we have heard
"It points out, however, the 'big
picture.' It shows the, general
trends and'patterns of quadrangle
needs that can be concluded from
a general cross section of student
Court Requires,
New Districts
In Legislature
ion County jutge ruled yesterday
that the Indiana General Assembly
is an illegal and powerless body
because it has disobeyed constitu-
tional mandates to repportion it-
State Atty. Gen. Edwin K. Steers
immediatedly advised the affected
state lawmakers to await court
decisions on laws they may pass
in future to determine the effect
of the ruling.
Judge John F. Linder of Super-
ior Court 5 issued the decision in
a suit filed by state Sen. Nelson
G. Grills (D-Indianapolis) which
attacked the validity of the elec-
tion of 23 state senators, including
himself, in 1958.
Linder Aeld that the legislature's
failure to reapportion violates
both the Indiana and United
States . Constitutions and said:
"Members of the General Assem-
bly attempting to serve after the
date of this judgment are with-
out de facto authority to act."
Angotans Riot,
Kill Settlers
LUANDA, Angola (Portuguese
West Africa) (P') - A series of
bloody anti-white uprisings by
machete-wielding Negroes since
Wednesday morning has killed,
mutilated and wounded a number
of plantation settlers near the
Congo borders.
(Portuguese agency reports

For Classes
At Each Unit
Schools To Exchange
Full Credits, Grades,
Progress Reports
The Regents yesterday approv-
a plan to allow selected students
at both Wayne State University
and the University to elect courses
at either institution without pay-
ment of additional fees.
The plan, approved by WSU's
governing board Wednesday, wil
become effective immediately.
The plan will be restricted to
advancedand specialized stu-
dents, with the permission of thi
individual departments and schooli
at both institutions.
Economics Program First
Vice-President and Dean of
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss ex-
plained that the economcis de-
partment had started the Uni-
versity on the program when it
investigated the possibility of ex-
changing certain courses with
Grade credits, progress reportc
and other pertinent data will be
reported to the university in whici
the student is enrolled ,ormer
ly, a grade credit above "C" giv-
en by any school was transferred
to the University as a "C.")
Harold M. Dorr, dean of state-
wide education, will supervise thi
program at the University,
Long-Term Study
Niehuss, presiding in the. ab-
sence of University President Har-
lan Hatcher, who was in Lexing-
ton, Ky., attending lhis sister',
funeral, said the move was the
result of several years of meet-
ings between the -two universities
He said it would provide "a
broader opportunity for. a student
to take advantage of the educa-
tional facilities at the other insti-
Regent Eugene Power of An
Arbor said the agreement was i
step along the road to increased
cooperation between the schools.
'Unique Programs'
"We must do more of this with
in the state," he emphasized. Pow-
er said the plan would allow eaci
individual schools to follow it
own "unique program." Regent
Donald Thurber of Detroit agreed
with Power's statements.
Niehuss saw no need for a state
coordinator to handle this type o
i~t~r~istit4 inna .naam .o ial-


-Plan Allows


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Test Analyzes, College Success Potential

A University professor is cur-
rently analyzing the results of a
test which "may make a major
contribution to higher education
and campus counseling by predict-
ing success in college and aiding
in vocational guidance."
The test, which was devised by
Prof. Benno G. Fricke of the psy-
chology department, indicates a
student's motivation for success.
"By contrasting the responses :-f

ings are obtained on a variety of
Prof. Fricke found that students
who do well academically usually
obtain a higher motivation for
success ranking than students of
the same tested ability with low
grade point averages.
Some people may have the ne-
cessary ability but lack the drive
and other personal attributes
which lead to success. For ex-
ample. there are janitors with
high IQ's but who lack the drive

sophomore counselor, had the
freshmen list their preferences for
different fields of endeavor. The
opinion, attitude and interest sur-
very compares the student to
those who have already entered
these fields.
"Some other tests are so ob-
vious that they do not tell the
students anything but merely re-
peat what he is willing to say. This
new test gives information of
which the student often is not

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