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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXI, No. 99


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SGC Resolution Hits
Evaluation Reports
Hayden's Motion Questions Value
Of Chemistry Department Card
Student Government Council recorded its opposition to the use
of non-academic evaluation cards by the chemistry department last
The Council passed a motion introduced by Daily Editor Thomas
Hayden, '61, expressing its concern over evaluation cards which ask'
about the student's personal manners, emotional stability, social
responsibility and loyalty to the United States.i
The SGC motion states in part, "Student Government Council
notes with concern the use of student non-academic evaluations in

LANSING (R)-The stirringr
lines "Hail, Hail to Michigan;
the Champions -of the West,"
will reverberate across the state
forevermore, if Sen. Charles S.
Blondy gets his way.
Blondy, a Democrat from
Detroit, wants to make the
University of Michigan fight
song "The Victors" the official
state song of Michigan.
The senator acknowledged ,
that his bill will not be greet-
ed warmly by alumni, students;
or faculty at Michigan State
University, the University cross-
state rival, or at any other
Michigan college for that mat-j
"But it's a thrilling, inspir-
ing song and that's what wel
need for an official state song,"
he said.
Blondy, whose district em-
braces Wayne State University ;
and the University of Detroit,
says he ordinarily does not
favor one university over an-

introductory chemistry courses.
The Council questions the compe-
tence of an instructor to reliably
determine such characteristics of
his students. SGC is furthermore
gravely disturbed by the potential
use of such evaluations in years
to come.
Inhibits Students
"Finally, the use of these non-
academic evaluations serves to in-
hibit students in their willingness
to speculate or to actually form
political or social associations
while in college; such evaluations
are therefore contrary to the vital
concepts of freedom of thought,
expression, peaceful assembly and
"Non-academic evaluations by
persons who are truly in a position
to give valid information to pros-
pective employers cannot be con-
demned. I can only object to such
evaluations when they are im-
properly handled, and do not rep-
resent accurate knowledge of the
person involved," commented Ex-
ecutive Vice-President Per Han-
son, '62.
Postpones Consideration
SGC postponed final considera-
tion of two separate motions in-
olving changes in University reg-
ulations. One would make it pos-
sible for student organizations to
file with the University a notarized
statement in place of a complete
membership list. A special stipula-
tion allows the University to see
membership lists when compliance
with University regulations is
Sponsor of the motion Roger
Seasonwein, '61, explained that
this keeps membership lists out
of the hands of people who might
use them merely to intimidate
students later.
Introduce Motion

Wins Test
Of Power;
Blocks Bills
Sam Rayburn (D-Tex) yesterday
won his first test of strength in
the House Rules Committee which
the House recently reorganized at
his insistence
By identical votes of 8-6, the
committee killed Rayburn-opposed
proposals to allow broadcasting of
House proceedings and to curb
federal spending without direct
It put off until today a vote on
another measure opposed by Ray-
burn. There were indications it
would modify the proposal to
overcome the speaker's objections.
The measure would create a com-
mittee to study national fuels
First Test
The committee votes were the
first since the House, by vote of
217-212, upheld Rayburn's plan to
break the power of a conservative
coalition by boosting committee
membership from 12 to 15. Yes-
terday's' action clearly demon-
strated that Rayburn forces are
now in control of the committee.
In the past, a coalition of four
Republicans and two Southern
Democrats had frequently block-
ed legislation supported by the six
other Democrats.
Packed Cofimittee
"I thought," commented Smith
after the vote, "that the commit-
tee was packed to prevent it from
bottling up legislation. It looks
like the bottleneck has been tight-
ened, instead."
Smith earlier had indicated that
he would insist on votes on just
about everything that comes be-
fore the committee, including
measures opposed by the House
leadership. His idea, he explained,
was to "let the liberals take the
blame for the bottlenecks. I have
a mandate to let the House act on
these matters."
The resolution to permit broad-
casting of House and House com-
mittee proceedings was designed
to overcome Rayburn's repeated
rulings that present rules do not
permit it.
'U' Considers
Clinical Duty
For Students
The Medical School is current-
ly considering upper-class cur-
riculum revision that would en-
able the students to assume a de-
gree of clinical responsibility for
At present, students work in the
wards but without full-time clini-
cal responsibility for patients, Dr.
H. Waldo Bird, assistant dean of
the Medical School, said yester-
day. Under the new plan, stulents
would have this responsibility and
would be on call for duty at any
Called "clinical clerkships," the
plan would make the students a
more integral part of the "health
team" that is serving a particular
patient. They would do ward work,
laboratory work related to their
patients insofar as able, and be
liable for other duties, such as
during operations.
The new proposal would first
affect the present sophomore'
class, which will enter third-year
work in June.


Next semester's engineering cur-
riculum will give more emphasis
to humanities and basic science
courses, Prof. Lawrence C. Maugh,
chairman of the engineering col-
lege's Committee on Curriculum,
announced yesterday.
"These changes indicate a trend
towards a possible five-year pro-
gram that would involve the in-
creased use of humanities and
social sciences." Extensive curri-
culum revisions have been under-
taken in the chemical and indus-
trial engineering departments and
in the new materials engineering
"The primary changes will in-
troduce more humanities in groups
and blocks. This lets students be-
come familiar with at least two
courses in a given field," said
Prof. Maugh. Where only a few

years ago engineers took as little
as six credits of humanities elec-
tives, they will now be able to
elect 16 credits.
Maugh Explains
Prof. Maugh explained that
"every five years, the Engineering
Council for Professional Develop-
ment (ECPD) accredits the en-
gineering college. They survey
both humanities and technical
courses. Lately, they have been
pushing a little vigorously for more
humanities and more fundamental
science. Each department tries to
come up to what would satisfy
the accreditation committee."
"The accrediting committee
pointed out that they were not
too happy with the number of
non-technical electives." In re-
ference to this number, Prof.
Maugh noted that "we couldn't

get by with much less. We may
still have to add a course or two."
"Therehas been a gradual tran-
sition of the emphasis by omitting
courses that treat the art and
practice of engineering, and sub-
stituting courses that are concern-
ed more with basic science and
Gradual Change
"All of this is due to a gradual
change from expecting that a
graduate will immediately go into
his practice, to a view that instead
he now needs more fundamental
training in order to develop higher
professional activities. In many
fields it is felt that professional
work will have to be given after
the engineer graduates and the
engineering college will have to
give him more basic training."
"The ECPD is composed of en-


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Boyd Leadls
Lialison, Unit
The University has appointed
six men to provide liaison between
it and the organizers of the Great-
er Ann Arbor Research Park, Uni-
versity President Harlan Hatcher
announced yesterday.
Prof. Robert A. Boyd, project
representative of the Office of
Research Administration, will head
the group.
"Cooperation between the com-
munity and the University has
already brought many national
research organizations to Ann
'Arbor," Hatcher said.
"In naming this committee the
University is expressing its strong
belief that continued cooperation
of this type will score even greater
success in the future."
Other members of the committee
are Dean Stephen S. Attwood of
the engineering college, Raymond
E. Carroll, director of the engi-
.neering college's industry program,
Frank R. Bacon, Jr., associate re-
search engineer; John G. Mc-
Kevitt, assistant to the vice-presi-
dent for business and finance, and
David S. Pollock, supervisor of
community services.
The Greater Ann Arbor Re-
search Park is a non-profit cor-
poration created to promote and
develop a 200-acre research park
site on the south side of the city.
It was formed by the Chamber of
Labor Rej ects
Recovery Plan,

The second motion, introduced
by the Executive Committee,
makes several revisions in calen-
daring procedures. In effect, it
gives authority to the SGC Pres-
ident to approve routine events.
Earlier in the meeting, Council
President; John Feldkamp, '61,
read a letter from the Young Re-
publicans Club suggesting several
calendaring changes. YR said
political clubs consistently abuse
the present regulations because
the nature of their programs pre-
cludes much advance notice.
Negroes Open
In Brownsville
By The Associated Press
An all-Negro 'corporation has'
opened a supermarket in Browns-
ville, Tenn. for Negroes who claim
they are unable to buy in stores
owned by whites because they
registered to vote.
Nola W. Bond, store manager,
said the business has more than
200 stockholders with shares sell-
ing for $52 each.
A store clerk, Sarah A. Shannon,
said that patrons are regularly
asked to show their voting regis-
tration cards.
"If they do not have one we
encourage them to register and
exercise their voting rights. How-
ever, we do not refuse to serve
them if they do not have a card,"
Miss Shannon said.
(Carol Cohen, '64, chairman of
the local Tennessee Campaign
which is collecting food, clothing
and funds for the Negroes, indi-
cated that the campaign would.
continue "until it received infor-
mation on the people running the
market and the adequacy of their
("It is an admirable idea and
will keep the people going until
something definite is established
in the Federal court hearings,"
she said.)

To Chane
Of Courses
Tradition-steeped names like
"Astronomy 11," "Psych 31," and
"Soc 60" will be missing from the
University Announcement when a
new campus-wide course number-
ing system goes into effect this
The new scheme, according to
Edward Groesbeck of the Office of
Registration and Records, will be
the most rational and systematic
in the country. Courses will be
assigned numbers which clearly
indicate their level of advance-
ment, from introductory courses
(numbered 100-199) through post-
master's theses and research (900-
In general, undergraduate
courses will have numbers from
100 to 500, while graduate-level
courses will range from 400 to
1000. First year professional
courses will begin at 500.
The renumbering was necessi-
tated by the chaotic condition of
the present system, Groesbeck
said. Some undergraduate courses
have numbers in the 200's, com-
pared with graduate courses num-
bered as low as 1 or 2. This lack
of correspondence between num-
ber and level of advancement cre-
ated confusion when transcripts
were sent to employers and other
In addition, faculty advisers un-
familiar with specific courses were
often unable to make appropriate
recommendations to students. The
worst problems arose when a
course would be dropped by a de-
partment and its number reas-
signed to a completely different
course after only a year or two,
Groesbeck said.
Groesbeck first considered bring-
ing the system here in 1953 and
had it worked out in its present
form by 1955.

Prof. William Haber of the eco-
nomics department and a member
of President John F. Kennedy's
economic task force praised the
depressed area bill now before
In discussing the bill, which
asks $430 million to rehabilitate
the nation's economically depressed
areas, Prof. Haber warned that no
amount of money would help un-
less the community itself cooper-
Based on Report
The bill, based on the depressed
area task force report which Prof.
Haber helped prepare, is the sec-
ond piece of legislation proposed
for distressed areas. An earlier bill
called for immediate stop-gap aid
to seriously depressed areas such
as Detroit.
"One must distinguish between
Sees Dilemma
For Colleges
cannot hope to meet the univer-
sity demands of 1970 following
present patterns, a Ford Founda-
tion spokesman said here.
Alvin C. Eurich, vice-president
and director of the foundation's
Fund for the Advancement of Ed-
ucation, told Michigan legislators
at a meeting on the Michigan
State University last night it was
unlikely that Michigan could meet
the estimated $375 million higher
education bill that yfar. Even if
it could, the state could not hope
to double its faculty to meet an
estimated 100 per cent enrollment
increase, he added.
A full-time planning operation
for the needs of the future is
necessary, Eurich said.

Praises epressed Area Bill

areas with large unemployment t
due to recession and those whose
economic distress was recognized
long before the recession and will :
continue after we recover," Prof.
Haber explained.
"Distressed area legislation :
should be used primarily in the J
latter category." He included De-
troit and areas of the Upper Pen-
insula in this category.
Asks Loan Fund
The new proposal specifically
calls for a $300 million loan fund
which communities would draw
upon to expand or attract indus-
try, and $75 million in grants to
help communities supply roads,
water and other public facilities
needed by industry.
The bill also asks $10 million a
year to maintain unemployed
workers while they learn new PROF. WILLIAM HABER
skills required by desirable Indus- ,...supports Kennedy bill
tries and one and a half million
to areas that need money for eco- is an attitude of closest collabora-
nomic planning. tion between local business and
"It would be naive to expect labor leaders. Federal agencies are
thatmere passage of Federal legis- no substitute for that, it can't be
lation would immediately help legislated by .law."
such communities, as their prob- "The President's plan makes
lems are so deep-seated," Prof. good sense and will help only if
Haber warned, it results in intimate cooperation
Collaboration Needed of the community involved," Prof.
As important as time and funds Haber added.
Ater Suggests Africans
Capitalize on Traditions
Prof. David Apter of the University of Chicago yesterday pro-
posed that African countries should capitalize on some of their tra-
ditional ideas and institutions as a new method of handling economic
and political problems.
The type of government, the amount of economic advancement
and the subsequent social changes depend upon the adaptability of
the tribaltraditions to the modern world, Prof. Apter said.
Of the three basic types of tribal tradition, the hierarchical is
the quickest to adapt to new methods. Under this system the king
was an independent authority and
the unity of the people depended
on their loyalty to the crown. The
hierarchical system traditionalizes
/' adaptation.
ecession In Ghana the tribal government
was pyramidal, the king was the
highest authority, but the lower
day's era actually built houses chiefs were autonomous. This type
brick by brick, in the manner of of tradition poses difficulties for
the ancient Sumerians, when nationalists. Change is viewed as
houses may be so easily "inflat- the destroyer. of existing social,
ed" from foam plastic. and religious relationships.
Odid t prepleoft1961. c- The third type of tradition is
tually eat the "cadavers of dead segmental. In Eastern Nigeria so-
anals , ciety moves through age group
animal" . cycles with the authority resting
However, the present generation with the elders. There is stiff
will be forgiven by its successors, competition between individuals,
Prof. Wernette said. After all, it but the final tribal policy is
didn't have the benefits of mod- reached through compromise.
ern science! Prof. Apter pointed out that
The result of growth will be three modern governmental sys-
more goods and services and more tems arise from these traditions.
products. The increased wealth The mobilization system, which is
can be used as a basis for ad- almost militant socialism, sets its

CIO said yesterday President John
F. Kennedy's economic recovery
program is insufficient to stop
rising unemployment unless aug-
menited by a $5 billion temporary
income tax cut.
The labor federation again ad-
vanced its plan to cut withhold-
ing tax payments taken from
workers' paychecks by $10 a week
for 10 weeks to give every taxpay-
er a quick extra $100 of spend-
ing power. Nearly $5 billion would
be pumped into the economy in
less than three months.
The report by the AFL-CIO's
economic policy committee, head-
ed by Walter Reuther, Auto Work-
ers Union president, elaborated on
organized labor's view that Ken-
nedy's programs are fine as far
as they go but lack the full im-

Wernette Seeks Quick End to]

Suspensions Temporary
Marsh said that the suspensions
are only temporary, and that any
"political or social action" group
wishing to gain recognition could
apply to the committee by sub-
mitting their constitution, a mem-
bership list and other required
The YDs and YRs should easily
be able to fullfill all the require-
ments, Marsh noted. But the catch
for the Independent Socialists lies
in a 1954 ruling on political groups
on the campus which requires that
these groups be affiliated with a
recognized party in the state.
Independent Socialist leaders
have indicated that their group
cannot affiliate with any particu-
lar one of the several socialist
parties in Michigan.,
Prevents Calendaring
The committee action, taken
Friday and officially announced
yesterday after the Collegian ran
a partial story, referring only to
the action on the Independent
Socialists, Tuesday, also prevented
committee action on any requests
for approval of events by the three
This had no effect on the YDs
or YRs, as the only scheduled
event, a YD-sponsored talk last
night, had already been approved
at a previous committee meeting,
Marsh said.
But it did prevent approval of
a planned talk on Castro and Cuba
by a member of the national Fair
Play for Cuba Committee and a
Detroit lawyer which the Inde-
pendent Socialists were to have
Campus Politics Allowed
I Marsh made it clear that the
committee's action would not ef-

Prof. J. Philip Wernette of the
business administration school
took a look at the United States
economy yesterday and saw an
almost immediate end to the pres-
ent downturn with virtually un-
limited future long-run prospects.
The economy's upturn will be-I
gin by April at least, if it has not
already begun, he told a speech
assembly in Rackham Aud. Sea-
sonal factors may be currently
shadowing an upturn which be-
gan before Christmas, he explain-
For the new decade, the so-
called "Soaring Sixties," Prof.

uct; and a 15 per cent increase in
population, all by 1970; and a
doubling of the standard of liv-
ing within 35 years.
The most serious danger to
United States prospects is destruc-
tive war, Prof. Wernette said. He
suggested that a great many pres-
ent problems-such as inflation
and deflation, automation and la-
bor-management relations-can
be solved, in the spirit in which
past Americans have solved their
problems, and with progress en-
There will be some job displace-
ments due to disappearance of
some industries and their prod-

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