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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom

XI, No. 94

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1961

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May Consider
Lesidence Plan
May Incorporate Foreign Students
Into Projected Graduate Qu-arters
By FAITH WEINSTEIN,
'he University administration will consider a compromise pro-
for incorporating foreign students into a projected graduate stu-
housing unit.
'he plan, presented by the International Center Board of Gov-
s, through Vice-President 'for Student Affairs James A. Lewis,
not follow the "International facility" proposal, suggested in a
t survey conducted by the International Center. That facility
i be primarily oriented towards the foreign students, although
"with a considerable sprinkling of

AT MSU:
.Trustees

Ai Plan

in Payment
f 'U' Fees

The Regents will consider a plan
for installment paying of instruc-
tional fees, including tuition, at
their meeting this afternoon.
In November, 1960, University
registfation officials indicated
'.that a plan for fee payment simi-
lar to Wayne State University's,
which .provides for a down pay-
ment of one-fourth the tuition at
registration and the payment of
the balance in three 30-day in-
stalIments after classes start, was
under consideration.
The University plan provides
that the student could pay any
amount or none at all when he
registered and would be billed for
tuition and residence hall pay-
ments after classes had begun.
A central accounting office
which could handle lab fees, li-
brary and automobile fines along
with the tuition, and residence
hills payments' in'the same ac-
count was also suggested at that
time..
To Introduce
Bll for State
Scholarships
By HARVEY MOLOTCH
A bill providing for the annual
granting of 50 state scholarships
of $1,000 each will be introduced
In the House of Representatives
"sometime next week," Rep.
George Montgomery (D-Detroit)
said last night.
Under the four-year program
which Montgomery will co-sponsor
in conjunction with a member of
the House higher education study
committee, the grants will be dis-
tributed according to competitive
scholarship based on special state
examinations. Financial need will
not be a criterion.
Prospective recipients would
have to be Michigan residents who
are judged "good citizens of high
moral character" by a special 11-
member commission appointed by
the governor.
To Have Choice
The award winners would have
their choice of attending any ac-
credited state, private or state-
supported institution which ac-
cepted the student for admission.
'Montgomery pointed out that
similar bills have been introduced
in other sessions during the last
few years but in each case the
bill never reported out of the
House ways and means committee.
The Detroit Democrat indicated
that he felt the bill which would
cost $400,000 in its fourth year,
has a greater chance of success.
this session due to the state's
slightly improved financial situa-
tion.
To Administer
The commission which would
administer the program is to be
made up of three representatives
from the University, two from
Michigan State University, one
from Western Michigan Univer-
sity, two from private colleges and
three private citizens.
Montgomery indicated the pur-
pose of the bill is to stimulate high
school achievement. It would also
aid bright students from low-
income families.
If the program proves success-
ful, Montgomery hopes to expand
the number of grants, perhaps
through donations of private
foundations.
At present, there is not state
program of scholarships although
tate-supported universities and
colleges maintain their own pro-

Americans.
"I would never back a straight
International house, or even one
primarily for foreign students,"
Lewis said yesterday. "But I will
solidly support a joint facility."
The projected graduate student
unit is a result of "needs we have
been thinking about for a long
time," Lewis said. "We will begin
to discuss plans in about six
months, for financing and build-
ing some kind of facility to pro-
vide single rooms with a joint,
cafeteria, or apartments for grad-
uate students."
Common Needs
"As there is a lot in commonl
between the needs of graduate:
students and foreign students, we
will certainly consider including
certain kinds of special facilities
for Foreign students," Lewis said.
Considering the needs of the
older foreign student with diet
problems, within the scope of a
graduate housing unit, "is the only
administratively feasible thing,"
Prof. James M. Davis, director of
the International Center said.
Essentially the new proposal
changes the emphasis from the
foreign student to the graduate
student, while providing many of
the same advantages, Prof. Davis
said.
'Great To Dream'
"It's great to dream about a $6
million facility, with everything
we need (including a great many
meeting rooms and halls), but
that would be very difficult to fi-
nance," he added.
"Any plan that can meet the
need for foreign student housing,
which is most acute, and also meet
the need for informal social rela-
tionships, is desirable.'
Foreign student opinion strong-
ly favors the graduate house over
the International facility.
Much Contact
"I would prefer the graduate
students to be separated from the
undergraduates," S. Ghose, '61E,
said. He and several other foreign
students strongly urged as much
c9ntact as possible between Amer-
icans and foreign students.
"It would be better to have
more Americans than foreign stu-
dents," David Uh, '61E, added.
Since foreign stucents come to
America at least partially to learn
about Americans, he felt that a
two-to-one ratio of Americans to
foreign students would be ,most
desirable.
Prof. Davis called the new pro-
posal a good and feasible com-
promise.
He also said the need for an
International House, as a kind of
haven for the foreign student, is
not nearly as necessary in the Ann
Arbor area as it is in places like
New York and Chicago, where two
International Houses are thriving.

Announce
Secretary
By CYNTHIA NEU
The Michigan State University
Board of Trustees yesterday elect-
ed Jackweir (Jack) Breslin as its
secretary, ending a political hassle
which has continued since the post
was vacated last year.
"Partisan politics had no part
in the final decision," Breslin
claimed. "It has always been the
policy of the Board of Trustees to
find the best qualified person for
the specific job, and this was
true in finding the secretary."
The six-man board is composed
of five Democrats and one Repub-
lican.
The $23,500 post Breslin will fill
was vacated last year when James
W. Miller became president of
Western Michigan University.
First Charges
The Democrats were first charg-
ed with exerting political pres-
sure when State Superintendent
of Public Instruction Lynn M.
Bartlett bid for the position and
later when the names of Secre-
tary of State James M. Hare and
Democratic National Committee-
man Thomas H. E. Quimby were
mentioned for the post.
Newspapers were first to levy
charges of 'politics' and 'patron-
age' against the Democrats. Their
cry was taken up by others
throughout the state, apparently
causing a reluctance to appoint
any prominent politician.
MSU President John Hannah
also said there was no political
pressure leading to the appoint-
ment.
"Breslin is a very capable per-
son and I'm glad the issue was
decided," Hannah added.
Hannah recommended Breslin
for the post three months ago, but
the board's approving vote of 42
was not unanimous as required.
Hannah again suggested Breslin
yesterday, and the vote was 4-0,
with Jan B. Vanderploeg (D-Mus-
kegon) absent and Don Stevens
(D-Okemos) abstaining.
Has Confidence
Stevens explained "I have every
confidence in Breslin, but I feel he
is more valuable to Michigan State
University in his position working
with the legislature. For that rea-
on I will neither vote for nor
against him."
Breslin has served for two years
as legislative liaison agent for the
board, and his main duty will con-
tinue to be working with the Leg-
islature.
He also will supervise non-aca-
demic personnel, be the custodian
of all property, and oversee expan-
sion and long-term building.
Ask Teaching
Of Marxism.
CHICAGO ()-A report read-
ied yesterday for the American
Bar Association urges teaching of
Communist doctrines, objectives
and techniques in the nation's
schools.
Its drafters said they were
aware that a program of Com-
munist instruction would be be-
set with many obstacles. But they
said they hoped members of the
legal and teaching professions
would mobilize public support to
carry it out.

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--Daily-Jerome Starr
NEW OFFICERS-Thomas Moch sits at the head of the IQC
conference table for the first time in his new capacity of Council
president. Robert Geary (left), vice-president, and Roger Pfeuffer,
secretary-treasurer, were also elected last night.
Mock New IQC Leader,
Succeeding R osemergyv
By THOMAS HUNTER
Out-going Inter-Quadrangle Council president Daniel Rose-
mergy, '6lEd., picked up his gavel for the last time last night at
an IQC special elections meeting, then turned it over to Thomas
Moch, '62E, new president by acclamation.
Presidents of 14 of the 24 houses in the quadrangle system met
to select officers for IQC's second year of operation. At least 13

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BET

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Cite Incident
At Wliams
In Statemient.
Student Referendum
Leads to Decision
To Cease Affiliation
By MICHAEL OLINICK
The Dartmouth chapter of Beta
Theta Pi has severed its affilia-
tion with its national fraternity
because of alleged racial discrimi-
nation against the Williams Col-
lege chapter and "hypocritical
dealings" with the Dartmouth
unit.
The action came late Wednes-
day night as the climax to a se-
ries of events which began in 1954
when a student referendum at
Dartmouth set September, 1960 as
the deadline date to remove dis-
crimination clauses from frater-
nity constitutions.
D a r t m o u t h's undergraduate
council asked each of the 24 fra-
ternities of the New Hampshire
campus to obtain replies from
their national offices, stating what
pressures would be put on a local
if it pledged a Negro student.
The national Beta office ig-
nored the request and filed a let-
ter saying that members of every
racial and religious grouphad
been actives in Beta, Oak Win-
ters, Beta president at Dart-
mouth, said last night.
Last fall, however, two cases
arose where Beta chapters tried
to pledge Negro students and were
subjected to pressures by the na-
tional, Winters claimed.
National officers and alumni
told the Bowdoin chapter that
Beta had a "gentleman's agree-
ment" not to pledge Negro stu-
dents and that a group should
depledge a Negro who sought to
be a member.
The Betas at Williams were or-
dered not to initiate its entire
pledge 'class "until further notice"
by the national Board of Trus-
tees. A Negro student is a mem-
ber of that class.
Winters said his Dartmouth
chapter had investigated the sit-
uation at Williams and concluded
that the injunction was issued be-
cause of racial discrimination and
not because of the alleged iniqui-
ties in the rush plan at Williams.
Daily To Hold
Staff Tryouts
The Daily will hold a meeting
for those interested in joining its
staff at 4:15 p.m. today on the
first floor of the Student Publi-
cations Bldg.
Those interested in the editor-
ial, sports or photography phases
of journalism should attend.

votes are needed for election.

Besi

Seek To Free
School Funds
In Louisiana
WASHINGTON (M)-The Justice
Department yesterday filed a civil
contempt action designed to com-
pel the state of Louisiana to re-
lease certain school funds to the
Orleans parish school board.
The money has been withheld
in the school desegregation con-
troversy there.
The action, brought in the Fed-
eral District Court at New Or-
leans by United States Attorney
M. Hepburn Many, was directed
against M. Jackson, state superin-
tendent of public education.
The Justice Department asked
that Jackson be required to turn
over to the parish school board
about $350,000 withheld since last
September
It marked the first court action
of the present administration in
the New Orleans school situation.

ides Moch, the assembly approved
Robert Geary, '63E, as vice-
president and Roger Pfeuffer, '64,
as secretary-treasurer. The slate
ran unopposed.
The two replace David Catron,
'61, who served as vice-president,
and Michael Mason, '61, retiring
secretary-treasurer.
Moch, who has served as South
Quadrangle's president for the
past year, briefly outlined the
program he has set for the com-
ing year. He said he would like to
bring the individual house presi-
dents closer to the IQC by means
of presidents' conferences.
He wants to improve quad-
rangle athletic programs with
more effective purchasing. He
wants to open the way to a sum-
mer storage plan that would aid
residents returning in the fall.
He also wants to see a quad-
rangle-sponsored dance compar-
able to the old J-Hop.
"And we should do something
about deferred rush since the
quadrangle system is involved,"
Moch said.
"We're interested in working out
a solution which will satisfy both
the quadrangles and the fraterni-
ties."

ROMAN CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT:
Union Beyond Human Means,_ Churchmen Agree

r:> V

By SANDRA JOHNSON
Though American Roman Cath-
olics and Protestant churches
have some common goals, union
between them is beyond human
means, two theologians agreed
yesterday.

Both men accepted the differ-
ences between the two faiths.
Participating in this "Theologi-
cal Dialogue: Protestant and Ro-
man Catholic,": the Rev. Dr. Mar-
tin E. Marty, associate editor of
"The Christian Century," a Luth-
eran, and the Rev. Fr. Gustave
Weigel, S.J., professor of theology
at Maryland's Woodstock College.
"God and only God will make
one church," Father Weigel said,
"in terms of man it can not be
done at all."
University Community
A university community is of
particular importance in defining
and clarifying the different reli-
gious doctrines, Rev. Marty added.
Some people today believe all
churches are essentially the same,
,a~n that. nnin,+c nnw,.hich +h~t,

should each keep their loyalties
to their religious vision. "We
should work not necessarily for
separation, but we must respect
each other's distinctions."
As a result of these differences,
some anti-Catholic feeling has
grown up among Protestants in
the past. And likewise among
Catholics there has been some an-
ti-Protestant feeling. "False fears
have been erected out of oblivion,"
Rev. Marty said.
But once Americans accept the
fact that their nation has many,
co-existing religions, and then un-
derstand the churches' common
goals, apprehension will subside,
he continued.
Catholics Aware
American Catholics are aware
of Protestant opposition and even

lowed to be both Catholic and
American. He himself sees no con-
flict in these two allegiances, and
Kennedy's election gives him
some assurance that Protestant
Americans are beginning to accept
his position as well..
The second goal is to "scien-
tifically understand all of reality,
of God and of man." Father Wei-
gel then cited ways Catholics are
seeking to improve the quality of
their schools and colleges.
A third Catholic goal is to deep-
en their awareness of God. In a
world where "secularism is in the
air," and where religion is valued
only as it helps maintain moral
standards, this is not easy.
Secularism, Not Communism
"By secularism, I do not mean
only Communism," Father Weigel

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