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Showers subsiding this afternoon;
cooler on Sunday

Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


LSA May Drop
English Course
To Consider Earlier Concentration,
Senior Class Knowedge Integration
The literary college curriculum committee is seriously considering
abolition of required freshman English, earlier concentration and
means for senior students to integrate their knowledge.
Prof. Wilbert J. McKeachie of the psychology department, the
committee's chairman, yesterday told a community college adminis-
trators' conference here that the higher equality of entering students-
due to better high school preparation and a more selective admissions
policy-is making such changes possible.
Freshmen Develop
These freshmen have developed their writing skill by the time
they come to the University. Their need is for more opportunity to
"polish their writing ability in their
field of interest and study, he con-
: '> tinues. This can be best accom-
v :' plished by emphasizing writing
more in other courses. Better stu-
dents who know more clearly what
..:. they wish to do, Prof. McKeachie
2 says, may want to begin concen-
trating in their sophomore year.
Therefore when they reach their
senior year they will have more
time for general education and
r cognate courses at a higher level
than introduction.
, Because of its size, the Univer-
sity can respond to the pressure
T for more specialized courses. But
as the number of courses increase
there will be a resultant pressure
for integration, Prof. McKeachie
f predicts.
Integration Courses
" One way this could be done, he
said, is through integration courses
} .'' =:in the senior year. Another way
4.: ::' '- which some of the students at the
" ~ University have suggested is by
giving comprehensive examina-
tions in the senior year or in
both the sophomore and senior
T ~ years.
Other students who understand-
ably wish to avoid additional tests,
.. 1+ s he continued, have suggested sen-
~.. = for seminars and tutorial pro-
g. rams,

The Commission on Year-Round
Integrated Operations has formu-
lated "certain guiding principles"
and has begun consultation 'with
faculty and student groups to eval-
uate alternative University calen-
After a preliminary evaluation
of these alternatives, the commis-
sion, appointed by University Pres-
ident Harlan Matcher, has de-
fined "problems of concern," Prof.
William Haber of the economics
department said last night.
.Prof. Haber, who ischairmanof
the group, said it had raised the
problems of the possibilities of
eliminating the "lame duck" se-
mester in January by scheduling
a semester between Labor Day
and winter vacation, integrating
the summer session "into the over-
all educational pattern" and
scheduling an academic calendar.
Complete Semesters
"Thus students, if they so de-
sired, may complete the equiva-
lent of two and a half semesters
during an academic year and still
have a two month vacation year."
Such a calendar might include a
Labor Day to Christmas semester,
a January to middle April semes-
ter and a 16-week summer session
from May through August.
The summer session could be
used for a full semester's work or
divided into two eight week ses-
sions. A student could attend one
of the shorter semesters and still
have time to earn money to fi-
nance his next year.
Committee Sponsors
The Senate Advisory Committee
sponsored an open discussion yes-
terday by members of the senate
and the commission on the prob-
lems of year-around operation.
Prof. Stephen Spurr of the na-
tural resources school, executive
secretary of the commission,
stressed that no decisions have
been reached on any of these
points and none would be reached
until shortly before the commis-
sion's report to President Hatcher.
At the meeting various members
of the faculty spoke for and
against the trimester and quarter
plans. It was pointed out that the
quarter system is "entirely fea-
sible" and has had many advan-
tages, but does "involve a major
change in University operation
that may be questionable in light
of the values returned."
Some faculty members said the
trimester plan, has other advan-
tages because it offers three full
Other members of the faculty
thought that the present calendar
would meet the needs of the Uni-
versity for "some time to come,
particularly in light of its cur-
rent financial prospects."












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. batter up

Smash WSU
With 15 Hits
All these things we've been
hearing are true.
About the Wolverine baseball;
team, that is. Down at Ferry Field
yesterday power laden Michigan
smashed out 15 hits--including
three home runs-to make it a
miserable TGIF for Wayne State
The score was 14-8, but it wasn't
that close. The Wolverines didn't
even get their licks in the tail end
of the ninth. If they did it would
have been anti-climatic anyway;
the damage done in eight frames
was enough to make any coach
tremble or smile-depending on
which dugout he was in.
No Colossus
Admittedly Wayne State is not,
the colossus of college baseball
but the cross town institution did
field nine players, two of which
became martyrs before nightfall
These were the chaps - Larry
Strausberger and Jerry Neuman
by name-who were charged with
the task of sending the horsehide
plateward. This they did, inci-
dentally, at different times; not
both at once, although it prob-
ably wouldn't have mattered.
Strausberger worked the first
GOP Defeats
tax Program
Special to The Daily

IQC Sets
Administrators, faculty members
and students will meet to discuss
the problems facing the men's
residence halls today in an Inter-
Quadrangle Council - sponsored
Quadrangle conference.
More than 100 persons will seek
"to identify, explore and analyze
the vital issues which are espe-
cially important" to the system,
IQC President Thomas Moch, '62,
The conference will be divided
into ten areas, in which three dif-
ferent one hour discussions are
planned. The topics are staff,
food and dining room service,
house activities and programs,
regulations, the Michigan House
Plan, facilities and services, stu-
dent government, judiciaries, fra-
ternities, and administration.
"The discussion sections will
open up ideas to a wider view, a
broader and deeper look, and of-
fer each participant maximum op-
portunity to explore these ideas
with others," Moch said.
IQC has opened the conference
to all quadrangle residents who
want to attend.

Party Line Balloting
Cuts $109.6 Million
From First Request
Special to The Daily
LANSING - The state Senate
last night voted down increased
appropriation for colleges in an
atmosphere of partisan recrimina-
Expect for the $150,000 grant to
Grand Valley State College, the
education measure was passed just
as the appropriations committee
had released it.
The senate bill provided $109.6
million for higher education.
Gov. John B. Swainson had re-
commended spending $117 million
in this area, and even this figure
had been called "shockingly in-
adequate" by University officials.
Party Line Vote
In what was almost a party line
vote, Republicans withdrew an
earlier ammendment to the bill
which would have added $2.5 mil-
lion to the total appropriation.
The University would have re-
ceived $750,000 of this amount.
Sen. Farrell Roberts (R-Oakland)
said he withdrew the amendment
he himself had introduced because
of "the fiscal irresponsibility" of
the Democrats.
Roberts, together with eight
other Republican moderates, had
joined with the Democrats to in-
troduce the amendment. The stra-
tegy of the Republican moderates
called for renewing the "nuisance
tax" on telephone calls in order
to provide the additional revenue.
Afternoon Caucus
This was done in the afternoon,
after a Republican caucus had
apparently failed to create a un-*
ified party stand on the issue.
At that time Democrats seemed
hopeful that the added funds
would eventually be voted in.
But when a Democratic caucus
in the evening decided not to sup-
port renewal of the "nuisance
tax," the GOP moderates joined
the rest of the party in stripping
the education bill of its added
A corollary proposal by the eight
Republicans would have added $1
million to the $76million mental
health appropriation, but this, too,
was withdrawn when it appeared
that the "nuisance taxes" would
not be supported by the Demo-
Dissident Republicans
Stanley Thayer (R-Ann Arbor),,
one of the eight dissident Repub-
licans, blamed Governor Swain-
son for "forcing the Democrats to
adopt an uncompromising stand
in their caucus. The Democrats'
refusal to support the 'nuisance
See SENATE, page 2

DAILY APPOINTMENTS-John Roberts (upper right) and Charles Judge (upper left) were appointed as Daily editor and business
manager, respectively, by the Board in Control of Student Publications last night. Other senior appointments made by the Board to
The Daily's business and editorial staffs included (from left to right) Myra Guggenheim, advertising manager; Mary Gauer, associate
business manager; Philip Sherman, city editor; and Harvey Molotch, editorial director.
Roberts, Judge HeadDaiyStafs

John Roberts, '62, was named
editor of The Daily last night by
the Board in Control of Student


Board Postpones Decision
On Next Generation Editor
Appointment of editor of the creative arts magazine, Generation,
was postponed until the May meeting of the Board in Control of
Student Publications, Olin Browder, member of the board, announced
last night.
There was one petitioner for the post of editor and since the
applicant failed to appear for his interview, no, decision could be
Smade at this meeting he said. As
it is now, no successor to Michael
Wentworth, '61, wil be named to

Charles Judge, '62BAd, was ap-
pointed Daily business manager.
The Board also named the fol-
lowing to senior editorial staff po-
sitions: Philip Sherman, '62, city
editor; Harvey Molotch, '62, edi-
torial director; Faith Weinstein,
'62, magazine editor; Susan Far-
rell, '62, personnel director; Pa-
tricia Golden, '62, associate city
editor, and Richard Ostling, '62,
associate editorial director.
Business Staff
Senior business staff positions
were given to: Myra Guggenheim,
'62, advertising manager; Mary
Gauer, '62, associate business man-
ager; Roger Pascal, '62, accounts
manager, and Mervin Klein, '62,
finance manager.
Roberts will replace Thomas
Hayden, '61, as editor. This ap-
pointment will make Roberts one
of the seven ex-officio membersof
Student Government Council.
Roberts, a resident of Spring
Hill, Kan., is a 20-year-old junior

majoring in astronomy. He is in
the literary college honors pro-
gram and a member of the exec-
utive committee of Americans
Committed to World Responsibil-
Business Manager
Judge will take over as business
manager from Judith Nicholson,
'61. A juniorsinthe business ad-
ministration school, he is 20 years
old and a resident of Ames, Ia.
He is a member of Sphinx, jun-
ior men's honorary, the Student
Relations Board of the University
Development Council and Phi
Gamma Delta social fraternity. He
also served on the central com-
mittees for both Homecoming and
Succeeding Nan Markel, '61, as,

city editor, Sherman is a resident
of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a history
major in the honors program. He
is 19 years old and a member of
Molotch Tasks
Molotch will take over the edi-
torial director's tasks from Jean
Spencer, '61. He is a resident of
Baltimore, Md., 21 years old, and
a philosophy honors major.
Miss Guggenheim, who will take
over the job of advertising man-
ager which has been vacant for
the last year, is a 20-year-old na-
tive of Chicago, Ill. She is ma-
joring in Political Science.
Miss Gauer will replace Mar-
jorie Bluestein, '61, as associate
business manager. Nineteen years
See BOARD, page 2


Seger Cites Battl~e
OfPolitics, Arts
In a mixture of "bittersweet and light, controversial folksinger
Pete Seeger came to Ann Arbor last night.
Free on bail after a trial convicting him of contempt of Congress
for his refusal to answer questions before the House Committee on
Un-American Activities, Seeger included in his program a song that
the judge refused to let him sing in court, "Wasn't That a Time".
Songs Express
"Everything I believe is expressed in my songs," he later com-
mented. "There has always been a running battle between politicians
and artists. Shakespeare recog-
nized this in his sonnet "Art Cir-
cumscribed by Politics".
Noting that he will appeal his {
conviction in October, he said,
"Politics and art are not related
in the customary sense. "But in.
the broadest sense, art, including

the position of editor until May.
Generation is the creative writ-
ing magazine on campus and in-
cludes poems, stories and art from
University contributors.
The magazine is published under
the auspices of the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications per-
iodically throughout the academic
No comment was received from
Wentworth on the situation.
"A decision will be reached at
the next meeting regarding Gen-
eration," Browder said.
End MSU Vote
EAST LANSING (P) - Elections
held yesterday for officers at
Michigan State University have
been cancelled because of irregu-

Seinsheimer To Edit'Ensian

Ticket Holders
May Receive,
New .Refund
Further refunds may be in store
for holders of tickets for Wednes-
day's Ray Charles concert.
After a meeting yesterday with
University attorneys, Richard
Kennedy, adviser to the sponsor-
ing Student Relations Board of the
University Development Council
said he is "hopeful" of more re-
turns. Fifty per cent of the price
of each concert ticket is now be-
ing returned to holders after
Charles did not appear at the
Charles's band and accompany-

Jean Seinsheimer, '63, will edit
next year's edition of the Michi-
ganensian and Paul Krynicki,
'62, will be the new business man-
Other editorial staffers will be
Susie Shapiro, '63, personnel man-
ager; Marlene Michaels, '62, copy
writer, and Betsy Robson, '62, en-
gravings editor.
Succeeding John Martin, '62, as
editor, Miss Seinsheimer is a soph-
omore in the literary college from
Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in
Krynicki, a 20-year-old pre-
medical student from Detroit, re-
places Jim Kay, '61, as business


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