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Showers in morning,
clearing by night.

Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom



To Increase

Co- ileges

To Revise Operations

Tax Assessments
Hulcher Attempts To Slash Boost;
Budget Given Unanimous Support
Members of the Ann Arbor Common Council last night defeated,
6-4, GOP Councilman Wendell Hulcher's attempt to slash the proposed
hike in the property tax rate from 62 cents to 30 cents per thousand
dollars of assessed valuation, and approved the proposed budget 10-0.
Hulcher's amendment would have increased the tax only enough
to cover the new city hall. Voting for the reduction proposal were
Councilmen Robert Meader (R),


Veto Delay
For Plans
LANSING (A) - A Democratic
legislator last night tried to pre-
vent the state's three largest uni-
versities from going ahead with
plans for construction of self-li-
quidating buildings.
The proposal by Rep. E. D.
O'Brien (D-Detroit) picked up
only 10 supporters from among the
94 House members who voted on
The House then passed and
routed to the Senate a resolution
approving proposed construction
projects at the nine state colleges
and universities. They will cost
more than $33 million.
Indicate Increase
O'Brien argued that the proj-
ects, chiefly dormitories and stu-
dent union buildings, indicated
that the University, Michigan
State University and Wayne State
University are anticipating great-
er enrollments.
Each school enrolls more than
20,000 students, "and they are big
enough as they are," he said.
The Legislature should encour-
age expansion of the community
college system instead, he said.
No Approval -
Rep. Arnell Engstrom (R-Trav-
erse City), chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee, pointed out
that the three biggest universi-
ties are separate constitutional
bodies and need not obtain formal
approval of proposed self -liqui-
dating projects.
They are paid for with student
fees and tuitions, he said.
To Inerease
Aid Measure
Education Subcommittee yester-
day tentatively approved an in-
crease in the size of President
J o h n F. Kennedy's proposed
school-aid bill.
It added $162 million to the
proposed cost of a three-year plan
to help public grade and high
schools, boosting the estimated
three-year total to about $2.45
The subcommittee voted to base
school aid payments on the total
school age population rather than
on the average daily public school
attendance. It also recommended
that the minimum payment per
pupil be dropped from $15 to $12
per year.
To Consider
Strike Order
For Missiles
L. McClellan (D-Ark) said -yes-
terday President John F. Kenne-
dy is considering issuance of an
executive order to deal with strikes
and slowdowns harassing the
space flight-missile programs.
McClellan heads the Senate In-
vestigations Subcommittee which
has heard testimony that labor
troubles at missile bases have
thrown the whole program six
months behind, and added hun-
dreds of millions of dollars to its
He spoke after a closed door
talk with Secretary of Labor Ar-
thur- J. Goldberg, who had re-
quested the conference.
There had been reports the ad-
ministration hoped to get a firm

no-strike pledge from missile base
wnrkers. while providing by exec-

Henry Aquinto (R), Ralph Walter-
house (R) and Hulcher. Council-
men Gayle Flannery (R), Lynn
Eley (D), John Dowson (R), Theo-
dore Bandemer (R), Benamin
Nielson (R), and Mayor Cecil 0.
Creal (R) voted against the
amendment. Councilman John
Laird (R) was absent.
The Council has refused similar
tax increase proposals in recent
In arguing for his amendment,
Hulcher contended that the tax
hike need not exceed the rate
necessary to cover the city hall
bonds. He pointed out that the city
would receive an additional $191,-
000 through an increased tax base
resulting from various property
annexations throughout the pre-
vious year.
Budget Reductions
In addition he pointed out sev-
eral places in the budget where
reductions in the appropriation
might be applied..
His amendment was questioned
by Bandemer, who asked why only
'the city hall bonds would be met,
and not other special obligations
voted in elections.
Hulcher said that the city hall
bond issue was the only one au-
thorized during the past year, and
therefore the only one necessitat-
ing tax increase.
Need for "ervices
Eley questioned Hulcher's as-
sumption that tax assessments
should be in any way tied to an-
nexation,.* "The need for services
grows without reference to the size
of the city," he said,-Implying that
an increased tax base would not
always provide for the services
Hulcher concurred in voting on
the budget since, should the budget
fal to get the required seven votes,
the city automatically assumes the
budget originally proposed by the
city administrator before it was
amended by Council at their work
session two weeks ago. Hulcher
said he was voting for the lesser
of two evils.
In other action, Council voted
to refer the proposed joint venture
on a carport near St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital back to the committee
that recommended it for further
study. Councilmen Eley and Ban-
demer questioned some of the
technical points of the proposal.
"I see small if any chance for
this to benefit the city," Bande-
mer said.
Commi ission
Tax Increase
LANSING (--The State Tax
Commission yesterday recom-
mended a $331 million boost in
the state equalized property val-
ues-one of the smallest percent-
age increases in years.
Total equalized valuation for
the state will climb 1.33 per cent
to $25,202,011,000 if the .state
equalization board approves the
commission's recommendations.
The board will not act until
after a hearing in the state Sen-
ate chamber May 22, giving coun-
ties a chance to oppose the com-
mission's figures.

. . Phi Beta Kappa lecture

Ray Speak s
On Authors*
H. G. Wells shared with George
Bernard Shaw the reputation as
the most advanced men of their
time, Gordon N. Ray, secretary
general of the John Simon Gug-
genheim. Foundation said last
He spoke to the fifty-third -an-
nual induction banquet of the
Alpha Chapter of Michigan Phi
Beta Kappa in the Anderson Rm.
of the Michigan Union on "George
Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells: A
Turbulent Friendship."
Ray drew upon the mostly un-
published correspondence between
the two men to illustrate their re-
lationship. Although in public they
were allies, they wrote argument
and abuse to each other, Ray said.
Shaw Elder
Because Shaw was the older of
the two he assumed an attitude of
superiority over Wells and tried
to keep him off balance. Because
of this Shaw gets the victory on
points in most cases, although the
reader sympathizes with Wells,
who he thinks should have won.
Ray divided their correspondence
into six decades according to the
dominent topics in their writing.
Fabian Society
From 1900 to 1910 their chief
theme was the Fabian society. This
was a society of British socialists
to which Shaw belonged and fin-
ally got Wells to join in 1903. In
1905 Wells tried to bring about a
revolution within the organization
by demanding that the Fabians
assume a larger role in British
He was defeated by the old
guard of the organization led by
Shaw, and resigned from the group
in 1908. The letters Wells wrote
during this period were the best
of his life.
The next decade saw what Ray
called "Perhaps the biggest attack
anyone ever made on Shaw. In
attacking Shaw's favorable stand
on the Russian Revolution, Wells
likened Shaw's mind to a garbage
heap without something on which
he could stop and say; here is the
Concerned with Man
During the twenties they con-
cerned themselves with man and
science. When Wells learned that
his wife was dying with cancer, he
received a letter from Shaw advis-
ing him to stay away from doctors
as they were all "assasins."
The last two periods dealt with
economics and the problem of old
age. They kept writing until they
Shaw once asked in a letter how
history would regard them. Ray
answered him that although they
had little-success in showing the
way to a better life they were both
among the most interesting men
of their time;

See Drastic
Adj ustments
For Quality
The State Cbuncil of College
Presidents yesterday said that the
nine state-supported colleges and
universities will have to make dras-
tic budget and operations adjust-
ments to preserve quality educa-
This will prevent increases in
enrollment to meet the large num-
bers of students seeking admis-
sions, the council announced.
Hinting discontinuations of ma-
jor services, Chairman Victor F.
Spathelf of Ferris Institute said
that the budget changes neces-
sitated by the Legislature's actions
might "affect major institutional
operations and programs."
Increases Limited
The only enrollment increases
will be in areas where specific
funds are appropriated, Spathelf
said. The only mention in the pres-
ent appropriation bills affects
only Michigan State University-
Oakland, which the Legislature
has said it expects to add a junior
class next year.
The council said that the refusal
to increase enrollments would
mean refusing 6,000 students this
"We are faced with two alter-
natives," Spathelf said. "One is
to maintain the present quality of
higher education and the other Io
to make adjustments to try and
fit in the thousands of new stu-
dents who are seeking admission,
To Keep Quality
"Since we can't do both, it was
the unanimous decision that the
quality of our higher education
must be maintained."
The present appropriations gill,
which Is expected to pass the
Legislature sometime this week,
cut the funds for educations from
the governor's recommendations
of $117.4 million to $109.3 million.
The universities' bugets suffered
even more drastic cuts from their
requests of $141 million.
The Regents had already an-
nounced, as had several other of
the institutions' governing boards,
that if the Legislature passed the
proposed budget, they would be
forced into drastic courses of ac-
They listed the possibilities of
deficit financing, rebudgeting of
funds and accompanying changes
and cuts in operations, and cuts
in enrollments.
James Miller, president of Wes-
tern Michigan University, discuss-
ing appropriations, said that as
long as the Legislature remains in
session there remains a bit of hope
of obtaining funds requested by
the schools.-
Staebler Gets
Teaching Post
Neil Staebler has been named
distinguished professor of public
affairs at the University of Massa-
chusetts for the second semester
of 1961-62 John W. Lederle, pres-
ident of the university, announced
Democratic national commit-
teeman from Michigan, Staebler,
and Meade Alcorn former Repub-
lican national chairman, will
teach seminars in American poli-
tics for graduate students and
selected upperclassmen under a
grant from the Ford Foundation,
Lederle said.













Six students will meet with
administrators of Syracuse Uni-
versity today to discuss alleged
university attempts to stop dating
between students of different
The student newspaper, The
Daily Orange, discloeed these at-
tempts in a story Friday which
quoted two coeds. The women cited
warnings from student deans that
their parents would be notified if
they continued to date Negro boys.
Dean of Women Marjorie C.
Smith issued a statement in the
same issue saying that she was in
favor of "communication between
students of different races, "but
whenever it seems advisable that
parents know more about the dat-
ing habits of their daughters, the
university advises the coeds to
share this kind of information and
offers to correspond to the parent
if the student wishes."
Unlimited Freedom
She added: "A woman student is
free to deternine her own social
life within the limits of the time
she has . .. and standards of good
Speaking at a rally of about 700
students which was held Friday to
protest the reports, University
Vice-President and Liberal Arts
College Dean Eric Faigle stated
that there has never been a uni-
versity policy concerning the dat-
ing habits of students. "If any
such policy has been enforced ...
it has been without my knowledge
or the official sanction of the
Board of Trustees," he said.
He said the "confusion" might
,have resulted from a misinterpre-
tation by a student adviser at a
girls' living center of a confidential
communication from the Dean of
Women's office.
Holds Stand
However, Miss Smith commented
that she stood on the statement
she had previously made.
The Representational Committee
of International and American
Students is expected to. refer to
specific cases at its meeting with
administrators today.
The rally Friday was called by
the International Student Organi-
A faculty poll printed in The
Daily orange indicated the general
faculty reaction to be against any
regulation of student dating life.
Navy Launches
Polaris Missile
Navy yesterday successfully
launched a long-range Polaris mis-
sile more than 1,600 miles down
the Atlantic range. Officials re-
ported the 31-foot solid fuel rocket
performed as planned.

-AP Wirephoto
ALGERIAN PLAN-French President Charles de Gaulle gave a
nationwide broadcast yesterday in which he said he was prepared
to discuss the whole range of Algerian issues with the nationalist
De Gaulle Set To Carry Out
Algeria S elf-Determination
PARIS P)-President Charles de Gaulle said yesterday he will
carry out his policy of self-determination for Algeria with or without
the Algerian nationalist rebels.
But de Gaulle emphasized in a nationwide radio-TV broadcast
that he is ready to negotiate all phases of the Algerian problem with
the nationalist leaders. The towering President also declared the April



22 military revolt in Algeria "will
not retard the forward progress
of France.
"It is necessary that we settle the
Algerian affair . . . We intend to
discuss with those who fight us the
future of Algeria and the means
to make it work by universal suff-
De Gaulle said if these talks
fail "we must hasten and develop
on the spot accession of the Al-'
gerians to all responsibilities, in-
cluding those of their government,
so that in spite of everything, a
new Algeria will be built ..."
He had reassuring words for the
million European settlers in Al-
geria, saying France would never
abandon them. At the same time
he warned that if the Algerians
choose to break completely with
France a partition of the vast
North African territory might be
French- settlers, in a stunning
reversal of past attitudes, hailed
de Gaulle's radio-TV address as
reassuring and humane.
The settlers appeared particu-
larly impressed by his acknowledg-
ment of their contribution to
World War II victory and his
promise that in no case would
France abandon Algeria's Euro-
De Gaulle's threat that in case
of continuing obstacles by the na-
tionalist rebels he would build a
sovereign Algeria without them,
was greeted with approval too.
Algerians generally refused com-
ment on the speech.

Party Agrees
On Platform
For Con-Con
State Democrates reached agree-
ment yesterday on their party's
platform for the forthcoming elec-
tions of delegates to the constitu-
tional convention.
The Democrats seek "an equit-
able system of legislative repre-
sentation as expressed in the
Democratic party platform," a
statement issued by the Demo-
cratic State Central Committee
Other planks in the platform in-
cluded- the reductioni in the fre-
quency of elections and the num-
ber of elective officials; main-
tenance of the system of an elect-
ed judiciary, and the retention of
constitutional rights as guaran-
teed by the federal Bill of Rights
and the initiative, referendum and
recall provisions of the 1908 state
Constitution, now in effect.
Gov. John B. Swainson had
listed his own Con-Con objectives
as fair apportionment, retention
of popular control over the judi-
diary and preservation of present
constitutional rights.
He also said that the Repubil-
can dominated legislature hopes
to degrade the forthcoming con-
stitutional convention by forcing
it to meet in unimpressive. quar-
"Since the beginning of the cur-
rent session, there has been a great
deal of foot-dragging on the part
of the Republicans with the- in-
tention perhaps of impeding the
implementation of the conven-
tion call," Swainson said.
Introduce Bill
On Wage Laws
Clayton Powell (D-NY) yesterday
introduced a bill to bring em-

Truce Group
Must Certify
To Talk with Rebels,
Royalists Preceding
Geneva Conference
VIENTIANE (W) - A revived
three-nation Truce Commission
returned to Laos yesterday,with
certification of the cease-fire be-
tween the Western-backed royal
government and pro-Communist
rebels as its first job.
The commissioners arrived as
government truce negotiators were
holding another fruitless session
with a group representing the
Communist Pathet Lao and ex-
Premier Souvanna Phouma in Hin
Heup, 55 miles north of Vientiane.
Each side there accused the
other of violating the cease-fire
which was proclaimed last Wed-
nesday, but there was no report
of any wide-scale military action.
No agreement was reached on
where cease-fire talks would be
held and whether there would be
separate political discussions.
Cease-Fire Condition
Verification of the cease-fire i
a Western condition for attend-
ance at a projected 14-nation
conference, due to open in Geneva
Friday, on 'ie future of the jun-
gle kingdom.
Chairman Samar Sen of India
flew in aboard a chartered D-4-
with 20other men-representa-
tives of India, Canada and Com-
munist Poland on the commission
-from Saigon, South Viet Nam.
A similar commission group pro-
ceeded to Xieng Khouang, the reb-
el headquarters about 100 miles
north of this. administrative capi-
tal. There it is to deal with the
Pathet Lao and with Prince Sou-
vanna, professed neutralist whom
the Reds term the rightful head:
of the government.
Long Absence
The three-nation Truce Com-
mission, established under the
Geneva Indochina settlement of
1954, is taking a hand in Laotian
affairs again after a long absence.
The group withdrew in 1958 by
request of Laotian leaders who in-
sisted its work was finished and
accused the Polish members of
Sen said in an airport state-
"The international commission
for Laos are anxious to establish
contact with the appropriate par-
ties in Laos . . . It is the hope
of the commission that the par-
ties will cooperate fully with them
and that the immediate task of
the commission will be carried out
smoothly and satisfactorily."
Michi gamua
Adds Braves
To 'U' Tribe
When from out the paleface
From behind the staring moonface.
Came the slow and solemn
five booms
Telling that the evening spirit
Wanders over woods and meadows,
Lights the campfires of the
Then the Michigamua warriors
In their feathers and their
Soon will gather 'round the
oak tree:
'Round the oak tree called the

Fixed Election, Unpopular Actions Caused Revolt

The Korean revolution in April
of last year was inevitable, H. E.
Lee Wook Chang, the Korean am-
bassador to the United States,
said Sunday at a Korean students
The Korean people were dis-
satisfied with the rule of President

the students, he continued. The
popular sympathy was overwhelm-
ingly behind the anti-government
forces, however, and Rhee was
forced to resign.
Rhee is now living in Hawaii
and "he probably will not return
due to the resentment against
Ahim.s", ho vaui

tries have always been friendly,
he remarked.
As an example the Korean gov-
ernment encourages students to
come to the United States to
study because of better oppor-
tunities for education and finan-
cial aid.
The new regime is facing an
unemployment problem with these

men in the army who are needed
in civilian areas."
The real dilemna is that these
men are also needed to com-
prise a strong defense force force.
Chang sees a very gradual reduc-
tion in the armed services popu-
Inflation is another problem
currently plaguing Korea. In the

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