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THE REVISED
HOUSE PLAN
See Page 4

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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom

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MOSTLY SUNNY
High-68
Low-44
Partly Cloudy, cooler
tonight.

VOL. LXXI, No. 162 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1961 FIVE CENTS

SIX PAGES

To Revise
Quad Plan
On Houses
The University plans to rewrite
the Michigan House Plan Assis-
tant Dean of Men for Residence
Halls John Hale said yesterday.
Hale said the revision of the
document, which has served as o
statement of the basic philosophy
of the residence -halls since 1941,
was necessitated "largely because
of outdated language and means
of expression."
He noted that the plan, formu-
lated by Prof. Karl Litzenberg of
4 the English department, refers to
staff men as "faculty members,"'
views student government as
being weak.
Better Fulfill
In addition to a greater role for
student government and revised
wording; Hale said the rewriting
would consider "ways in which the
residence halls can better fulfill
their educational funciton."
While no method of revision has
as yet been announced, Hale said
that "students will be involved in
rewriting the plan."
Interquadrangle Council Presi-
dent Thomas Moch, '62E, com-
mented that the plan "gives the
impression of being 20 years old."
"The nature of the residence
halls have changed since it was
written."
Ideas Circulating
He noted that recently "there
have been many ideas going
around about the residence halls
of which most people are not
aware and that could be brought
to light in such a rewriting." -
"Many of the ideas in the orig-
final plan are still quite valid. An
example is viewing the houses as
social and athletic units with in-
tegrated living."
"However, the houses right now
are just going on. There really
doesn't seem to be an ultimate
goal in the residence halls."
Minor Points
He noted that in addition to con-
sidering new ideas there are "many
minor points, little things, I would
like to see changed."
Moch suggested that a scnd
conference on the quadrangles
next fall could discuss the probem
y of "an ideal house."
Senators Drop
Church School
Aid Provisions
WASHINGTON (P) - Senate
Democratic leaders late yesterday
decided to drop any idea of tying
aid for church schools into the
general school grant bill but to try
to provide such aid in a later sep-
arate measure.
The decision was announced 'by
Senate Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield of Montana, after a
two-hour session at the Capitol
with high offlicials of the John F.
Kennedy administration.
Mansfield said, however, that
the decision was made by the
Democratic Congressional chief-
tains. He said the administration
executives were present only to
receive the word.
Proceed Rapidly
The majority leader said the
Senate would proceed as rapidly as
possible to try to pass the $2.55
billion general school aid measure.
It reached the Senate yesterday.
Debate on the bill started an
hour and a half before the session
in the majority leader's office.

For several days Democratic
Senate leaders had been toying
with the idea of trying to join
together the general bill with an-
other measure extending and
broadening the 1958 National De-
fense Education Act.
Some Help
This act contains some help for
private schools, and the Demo-
cratic leaders have been discussing
a plan to broaden it to include
some construction funds for such
institutions.
The idea was that joining the
two bills would give Roman Cath-
olics and other church groups deft-
nite assurance they would not be
overlooked in school legislation
and would ease disappointment of
Catholics at not being given loans
in the general bill as they had
asked.
Asked why the decision finally
wrs reahed vnt ton or Av. a -

Change Psychology
Introductory Course
By CAROLYN WINTER
The psychology department is changing its introductory course
next year by eliminating the present psychology 31 and replacing
it with two new courses, psychology 100 and psychology 101, Prof.
R. L. Isaacson said yesterday.
Psychology 100 will be an introduction to psychology as a natural
science and will give credit toward fulfilling the natural science
Odistribution requirement. The

Joint Judic Penalizes Students

Motion Set
By Hanson
By BARBARA PASH
At tonight's Student Govern-
ment Council meeting, the Daily
motion originally proposed by
James Yost, '62, will be reintro-
duced by Per Hanson, '62.
Hanson said he is reintroducing
the motion "to provide a basis
for discussion at the Daily meet-
ing." The meeting between the
Daily senior staff and night edi-
tors and SGC members was held
yesterday. This meeting resulted
from a substitute to Yost's mo-
tion proposed by Acting Daily Edi-
tor John Roberts, '62, and passed
by SGC last week.
"I am not going into the Daily
meeting with any prejudices,"
Hanson said. However, he explain-
ed that he thought Roberts' mo-
tion "avoided the issue." Roberts'
motion was to try to delay action,"
Hanson said.
Kenneth McEldowney, '62, dis-
approved reintroduction of Yost's
motion before the Council-Daily
meeting had taken place as
"against the spirit of last week's
motion that was passed." "If
Council members still thought it
necessary to introduce a motion on
the Daily, they should have wait-
ed till after the meeting," he said.
Soviet Chief
May Parley
With Kennedy
WASHINGTON (Mn - President
John F. Kennedy received a per-
sonal message from Soviet Premier
Nikita S. Khrushchev yesterday
amid maneuvering for a possible
meetin.; between the two chiefs
early next month.
Soviet Ambassador Mikhail A.
Menshikov brought Khrushchev's
letter to Kennedy and remained at
th~e White House for more than
half an hour.
Although official secrecy shroud-
ed the session, informed sources
said the Khrushchev message and
the Kennedy -Menshikov conver-
sation did nothing to hinder the
possibility of a get-together
Hannah To Run.
For Con-Con Post
EAST LANSING ()') - John A.
Hannah, president of Michigan
State University, has announced{
he will be a Republican candidate
for election to the constitutional
convention from Ingham and
Livingston Counties 14th senator-
ial district.

other course, psychology 101, will
introduce psychology as a social
science and will give credit that
can be applied toward fulfilling
the social science requirement.
Content Different
The content covered in these
courses will be different. In gen-
eral, behavorial correlates of
changes in physical stimuli will be
studied in 100. Behavorial cor-
relates of changes in social stim-
uli will be the central feature of
the social science course.
The present introductory honors
course psychology 32 will be elim-
inated, but there will be honor
sections of both 100 and 101, he
said.
A non-major can take either of
these courses or both of them.
The psychology major will be re-
quired to take both as well as an
introductory laboratory course to
be offered for the first time next
fall.
This course, psychology 110, will
be a two-credit course and can be
elected with either of the intro-
ductory courses.
Tentative Steps
These new courses are tentative
first steps toward a change in the
department's undergraduate pro-
gram. The purpose is to make
more courses available for majors
at the intermediate level by
strengthening in the integrative
courses at the senior level, Prof.
Isaacson said.
At present, the basic courses, the
core of the psychology major, are
at the intermediate level. For this
reason, majors find it difficult to
elect specialized courses which are
taught by some of the top men
in the department.
By strengthening the introduc-
tory courses and the senior cour-
ses, the psychology department
hopes to provide more freedom in
the middle to elect these specializ-
ed courses.
Biggest Change
The biggest change in the new
introductory courses willbe in the
way that they are taught. Much
more responsibility will be placed
on the student.
There will be no required !ec-
tures in either course. However,
starting about the sixth week of
the semester there will be col-
loquium-type lectures by special-
ists who will talk about their re-
spective fields. These lectures will
be optional and will serve as ad-
ditional resource material
The recitation groups will be
small and will be oriented toward
the mastering of the minimal con-
cepts of the course and the study
"in depth" of some parts of the
field. In this, the teacher will be
more of a guide than a lecturer,
Prof. Isaacson explained.
The grade for the course will be
most dependent on a depth study
of some individual topics. Con-+
nected with this phase of the
course will be a new movement to-
ward tutorial systems. Each stu-
dent will be guided by his teacher
in his individual studies, he said.

Group Gets
Suspended
Suspension
Sentences Include
Fines, Probation
By DAVID MARCUS
Seven students received sus-
pended suspension for participa-
tion in the May 3 panty raid, Joint
Judiciary Council announced yes-
terday.
The suspension, effective for the
1961-62 academic year, could be
invoked if any of the seven re-
appear before Joint Judic in the
coming year.
In addition, six of the students
were fined $40 each and one $25.
Disciplinary Probation
The six were also placed on dis-
ciplinary probation, which forbids
participation in rushing, all cam-
pus extracurricular activities, or
the holding of house offices.
The hearing took place at Joint
Judic's regular meeting last
Thursday. The penalties were then
approved by the Faculty Subcom-
mittee on Discipline.
The -students were notified by
mail yesterday. They have 24 hours
to appeal to the Faculty Sub-
Committee for reversal or modifi-
cation of the decision if they so
desire.
Active Participation
Four of the students were penal-
ized because they "actively partici-
pated i i a panty raid during which
demonstrations they entered a
women's residence hall," Joint Ju-
dic stated.
Two others "actively partici-
pated in a panty raid during which
demonstrations they blatantly re-
sisted authority."
Another was accused because he
"remained on the premises after
being asked to leave" during the
raid. In all cases, the formal
charge was "conduct unbecoming
a student."
Stiff Discipline
Charles Gessner, '63E, Joint Ju-
die chairman, commented that
suspended suspension "is as close
as we go to suspension in order to
use this stiff discipline hanging
over their heads." It makes a stu-
dent more conscious of his behav-
ior in the future.
Kennedy Tries
To Aid 'Riders'
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-Attorney Gen-
eral Robert F. Kennedy made a
personal effort yesterday to assist
a group of white and Negro "Free-
dom Riders."
Kennedy aides -report that the
Attorney General had asked the
state of Alabama to provide local
police protection for the group.
The Justice Department has
directed the Federal Bureau of
Investigation to start an inquiry,
to determine whether Federal law
was violated when a bomb was
tossed into a bus carrying Freedom,
Riders at Anniston.r

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Pears Asks Standardized
Budget Evaluation Mode

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--AP wirephoto
KOREA--Lt. Gen. Chang Do Young, chairman of the revolutionary committee, is shown as he
leaves the presidential mansion after a secret meeting with President Yun Po-Sun.
Korean Ambassador Requests
U.S. Backing of Premier Chang

WASHINGTON P)-Korean
Ambassador Lee Wook Chang
pleaded yesterday for the United
States to back up the overthrown
government of Premier John C.
Chang by endorsing the moral
backing expressed by top American
officials in South Korea.
The ambassador told a news
conference only "moral support"1
of the United States is needed, not
military help, and he is confident
the coup will fail soon. He said
officials here should repeat what
the two Americans said in Seoul.
No Official Comment
But in an atmosphere of sur-
prise and confusion over the situa-
tion, officials here were saying al-
most nothing about the turn of
events.
"The situation there is so fluid
and unclear that I am unable to
make any substantive comments
on i ," Lincoln White, State De-

STATUS SYSTEM:
Slobodkin Talks on Jewish Peck Order'

partment press officer, told news-
men.
Officials at the Pentagon de-
clined any comment at all. And
members of Congress were waiting
to lear. more before saying any-
thing, although some-like some
officials-said they had been aware
AADAC Plans
Two Protests
At Bus Depot
By BEATRICE TEODORO
Two demonstrations, one urg-
ing enforcement of the recent Su-
preme Court decision on desegre-
gation in inter-state travel, and
the other commemorating the
seventh anniversary of the Su-
preme Court decision on school in-
tegration, will be staged from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. today before the
Ann Arbor bus terminal.
The Ann Arbor Direct Action
Committee is protesting the treat-
ment of members of the "Freedom
Ride" who met with violence in
Alabama, Anna Holden, AADAC
spokesman, said. The members of
the Congress of Racial Equality
were testing the desegregation
law in bus station waiting rooms,
rest rooms and restaurants.
The National Students Associa-
tion is also encouraging demon-
strations concerning both the
"Freedom Ride" and the school
integration decision, Kenneth Mc-
Eldowney, '61, co-spokesman of
Voice said last night.
"Though the Supreme Court as-
pect is not the function of any
single student organization, I be-
lieve that all students should take
this opportunity to express both
their support of the decision and
their objections to the way the
freedom riders were handled," Mc-
Eldowney said.
Marvin Rich, human relations
director of CORE said that picket-

that all was not well politically in
Korea.
Pressed Repeatedly
White and Pentagon officials
were pressed repeatedly about
statements issued in South Korea
by Gen. Carter M. Magruder, com-
mander of UN and United States
forces in Korea and United States'
Charge d'Affairs Marshall Green,
expressing support for the Chang
government.
White said the statements were
made "in the scope of their au-
thority in their posts." He would
not say whether the statements
were cleared here in advance.
The State Department spokes-
man said it is not clear to what
extent the Korean armed forces'
under Magruder's UN command
participated in the coup
"The coup is against the will of
the people, therefore it will fail,"
Ambassador Chang said.
Senate Picks
New President
For Next Year
The Faculty Senate yesterday
elected Prof. Charles Sawyer of the
history of art department as chair-
man of the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs for
next year, current president Wes-
ley H. Maurer of the journalism
department said.
The Senate also heard a report
from the Educational Policies
Committee, headed by Prof. Arthur
Eastman of the English depart-
ment. Senate Secretary Ferrel
Heady of the political science de-
partment said no details on the
report would be released.
In its last meeting of the semes-
ter, the Senate named Prof. Stuart
Churchill of the engineering school
to be vice-president of the SAC
and Prof. Merwin H. Waterman of
the business administration school
as secretary.

Legislators
Blast Wayne
For Cutback
Porter, Engstrom
Criticize Reductions
In Education Fields
By MICHAEL HARRAH
Speaker of the House Don R.
Pears (R-Buchanan) last night
reasserted his joint plan with -Sen.
Frank D. Beadle (R-St. Clair) to
investigate the individual budget
evaluation processes of the state
college and universities with a
eye toward their standardization.
And the chairmen of the legis-
lative finance committees, Sen.
Elmer R. Porter (R-Blssfield) and
Rep. Arnell Engstrom (R-Trav-
erse City), advised the Wayne
State University Board of Gov-
ernors. to reconsider their decision
on the curtailment of admissions
and activities next year to adjust
to the state appropriation.
"This is a time to judge the
value of specific programs rather-
than take a hatchet approach on
all operations," they said in a
joint statement.
Committee Chairme .
Porter is the chairman of the
Senate Appropriations Committee
and Engstrom heads the House
Committee on Ways and Means.
In explaining his investigatory
plans, Pears said that "the various
colleges and universities obviously
use different criteria and methods
for arriving at the budget the
submit to the Legislature.
"This is evidenced by the fact
that their per capita estimates
vary. It has gotten to the point
where we will have to make them
uniform. The present situation is
confusing to the committees, and
thus equitable and fair allotments
don't result."
Bills Introduced
Bills have been introduced sev-
eral times in the Legislature to
appoint a co-ordinator for higer
education, who would have the
power to standardize universities-
budget requests, particularly
through making their methods of
presenting and evaluating statis-
tical information more uniform.
He emphasized that the diverse
methods were not a new problem,
but that "this has been going on
for years."
He said that the investigation
would be "informal, sometime be-
fore the next legislative sesi on
(in January)."
Minority Floor Leader Rep.
Joseph D. Kowalski (D-Detrot)
said that the Democrats did not
plan to concur in any such inves-
tigation. "These institutions are
constitutional bodies. There's not
much we can do about them," he
said.
Better Plan
Beadle said that the investiga-
tion would be mainly "to come up
with some better plan. We did the
best we could with the money
available. The colleges and mAver-
sities refused to raise their tuition.
We'll have to work something out"
Porter and Engstrom took WSU
to task for the curricula they
chose to curtail.
"It is significant that two of
the areas mentioned speci ically
for cuts are teacher education and
medical education," they said.
"These are fields in which the cuts
are intended to hurt the most.
'Nothing is said about courses
offered in badminton, archery.
bowling, trampolining, tumbling,
fly-casting, bait-casting, square
dancing and folk dancing. All of
them are listed as courses for
credit in the Wayne program."

By STEVEN SHAW
"Statements about Judaism seem more authoritative coming from
an 'ignorant zoologist,' " Prof. Lawrence Slobodkin of the zoology
department said yesterday in a "parochial talk"-"Some Observations
on the Peck Order (status-system) Aniong Jews" at the annual instal-
lation of Hillel officers.
Prof. Slobodkin, recent recipient of the University's Henry Rus-
sell Award, said half-jokingly "it has long been fashionable for any
Jew who has read four issues of 'Commentary,' a book by Buber, and
an anthology of Talmudic sayings, to set himself up as a spokesman
to the Jews.. . " This person, continued Slobodkin said in his semi-
serious manner, particularly if he were "uncontaminated" by a tra-
ditional Jewish education, and had gained respect in the Gentile
world, would be listened to with rapt attention by the Jewish Com-
munity. Yet if this same individual "has no sense of shame" and be-
comes a rabbi, his Jewish audience suddenly dwindles and he ceases to
be a "Jewish authority."
In a humorous vein, the professor pointed out that "any Harvard
Ph.D. will receive more attention than any non-Harvard Ph.D., ex-
cept if his field is Semitics . . . " "A social scientist, still 'above' a
linguist or philosopher suddenly has less status among Jews if someone
finds out that his specialty happens to be the Jewish community.

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