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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
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To aid in Residential College
planning, faculty members have
visited experimental colleges in
California, Massachusetts a n d
Michigan State University. But,
they have given little attention to
an experiment much closer at
And, ironically enough, a small
school in operation for seven years
within Wayne State University-
Monteith College-offering an un-
structed approach to learning, was
named in honor of one of the
founders of the University.
Like the planned Residential
College, Monteith attempts to
remedy the faults of the depart-
mental system that offers general
sketches of specific areas by pro-

viding basic courses of an inter-'
disciplinary nature.
Perhaps Monteith has been
overlooked because Wayne is a
"communters" school and Mon-
teith's physical set-up can not be
of the Residential College form,
where students will live in the
immediate area of the college's
classrooms, with other Residential
College students.
However, Monteith's adminis-
trators will. argue that the inte-
gration of "living and learning."
Residential College style, can be
stultyfying. They say that the way
the curriculum is organized and
the students' part in this organi-
zation will determine the degree
of "dedication" to leraning more
than the sense of "community"
that can be derived from placing

living and learning quarters side
by side would.
Monteith students use the same
classrooms as other Wayne stu-
dents, though administrative of-
fices and a student center are sep-
arate from any university-wide
offices, occupying old houses, a
trademark of the Wayne campus.
Basic Monteith courses are sim-
ilar to the Residential College's
"core program" of a freshman
seminar; Logic and Language
course, History of Western Man,
Human Behavior and the Contem-
porary World.
But, the most exciting facet of
Monteith's curriculum is one that
directly involves students in cur-
riculum planning.
The "Co-operative Self-Educa-'

first graduating class in senior
discussion groups allows students
interested in a specialized area not
covered by courses in Monteith or
any of Wayne's other colleges, to
organize their own courses, obtain
a faculty sponsor, and receive
credit for the courses as electives.
Examples of past courses have
been: Film Language: Its History
and Evolution, Northern Student
Movement, Art and the City, and
Students choose or have a ma-
jor part in selecting their own
reading lists, grading methods and
type of classroom structure, Free-
University style.
While the Residential College
will offer degrees only to those
who concentrate in specific areas,

who specialize and also awards
degrees in "general education" for
those who want a broad liberal
arts background but do not plan
to attend graduate school or en-
ter a profession.
The idea is similar to one of
the University curriculum commit-
tee, for a "bachelor's degree in
humanistic studies." That propos-
al will be considered by the fac-
ulty-at-large this fall, along with
suggestions for pass-fail courses
and a "concentration-at-large"
program, an interdisciplinary ap-
proach to the problem of a "ma-
jor," unified by time periods or
sociological categories.
Students at any class level in
Monteith are permitted to elect
tutorials for up to 10 of the 16
hours required each quarter. A

similar program will be offered
in the Residential College, but only
for upperclass students, who may
be given the alternative of doing
directed individual reading in
their fields of concentration.
Monteith students are not sub-
jected to a foreign language re-
quirement, though many do study
languages to prepare for future
formal education.
Instead of the traditional fresh-
man English composition course,
students are graded on papers
they write throughout the basic
courses, on the basis of form as
well as content. Tapes of all lec-
tures are available for student use.
Monteith students are required
to follow these "basic" courses: a
six quarter sequence in natural
science, five quarter sequence in

the science of society, five quarter
sequence in humanistic studies,
and a two quarter senior colloq-
uium, culminating in the writing
of a thesis directed by a faculty
The last colloquium sequence is
centered on one of the three gen-
eral areas covered in the basic
Basic course sequences do not
cover specific disciplines as bot-
any, social psychology or history
of art but rather attempt unifica-
tion under such categories as: The
Rise of Scientific Thought, The
Problematic of Social Science and
Contemporary Man and the Arts.
The above requirements fill ap-
proximately half the student's pro-
gram in the first two years.

Even with the radical curricu-
lum, Monteith students have little
trouble transferring credits to oth-
er schools or gaining acceptance
for graduate studies-alumni have
gone to Harvard, Yale, the Uni-
versity and the University of
Chicago; among others.
And, though the curriculum
seems unrestrictive at first, Mon-
teith students ahe pushing for
further reforms. Encouraged by
educator-author Paul Goodman,
who is very much impressed by
Monteith, they are asking for the
removal of all basic course re-
quirements, carrying on the tra-
dition of the "Cooperative Self-
Education" organizers in seeking
greater control over their educa-
tional process.


tion" program conceived by the I Monteith offers degrees for those

U.S. Craft

& lhe 1 iri~gan Daily 'Heads for


1I c T JIrv IKR

Late World News
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK--TWO WHITE youths were critically wounded
by gunshots last night when four Negroes being approached by a
group of whites in a white neighborhood opened fire, police
Officers said the wounded youths told them the Negroes were
standing on a corner in Brooklyn's predominantly white Flat-
bush section when a group of about 40 whites ran toward them to
chase them from the neighborhood.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-Marshal Amaury Kruel yes-
terday followed up his sudden resignation from the army by
charging the government of President Humberto Castello Branco
with abuse of power.
Kreul made the charge in a statement distributed to news-
men less than 24 hours after his retirement from command of
the powerful Sao Paulo-based 2nd Army.
* * * e
SAIGON-A BATTALION-SIZE unit of the U.S. 5th Marine
Regiment was reported in heavy contact early today with a large
Communist force entrenched about 25 miles northwest of Chu
Lai on South Viet Nam's northwest coast.
DEAN Z. DOUTHAT RECEIVED the unanimous endorse-
ment of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party for his bid for
the Democratic nomination for the University's Board of Regents
late last night.
John J. Collins and Norman Krandall, also candidates for the
nomination to the regental seat, appealed for the Washtenaw
endorsement which is felt to be "psychologically important."
However there was no discussion on their endorsements.
The Washtenaw County Democratic Party held its conven-
tion in the Michigan Union Ballroom.
The final nomination for the post will be made at the Demo-
cratic State Convention Aug. 20, in Grand Rapids.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION recommended yester-
day that the Legislature help Detroit out of its money troubles
by boosting state aid to districts which have high nonschool
,taxes, the Associated Press reported from Lansing.
The Detroit School Board has said that to avoid cutbacks,
it needs $12.5 million more than the $159.4 million it has budget-
ed for 1966-67. The proposed cutbacks include half-day sessions
for the first and seventh grades.
The State Board said Detroit could cut its expected shortage
to about $8 million by using $4.5 million now held in reserve.
Legislative leaders and Gov. George Romney have agreed that
under recent legislation, the state should handle the payments.
POLICE OFFICIALS BREATHED a sign of relief yesterday
over the calm they say has settled over Lansing's Negro district-
but remained on guard to prevent a fresh outbreak of violence,
the Associated Press reported.
- The 20-square block predominantly Negro area was sealed
tightly for the second consecutive night-with police guards keep-
ing out all but area residents.
A neighborhood meeting was called for the dual purpose of
telling disgruntled youth of agreements worked out between city
officials and Negro leaders, and of keeping them off the streets.
Negro youth, their adult spokesmen, clergymen and social
organization representatives, meanwhile, started working out a
program to cope with a generally acknowledged shortage of
recreational facilities in the area. The barricades were torn down
before midnight.

Orbiter Spacecraft
Working Perfectly
America's camera-carrying Lunar
Orbiter spacecraft, its complex
systems operating flawlessly dash-
ed along a near-perfect, quarter-
million-mile course through space
list night, heading for an intended
orbit around the moon on Sunday.
Its goal is to beam to earth,
during the next 36 days, nearly'
400 pictures taken from 26 miles
above the moon's surface showing
nine potential astronaut landing
sites, the downed Surveyor 1
spacecraft, and portions of the
moon's hidden backside.
The flying photographic labo-
ratory - looking like a windmill
with its four power-producing
solar cells extended-blasted off
from Cape Kennedy yesterday as
Ithe payload of an Atlas-Agena
A later report said preliminary
data showed the spacecraftwas
on a course that, if permitted to
continue, would miss the moon by
about 5,600 miles.
Clifford H. Nelson, Lunar Or-
biter project manager, reported
this path was well within the cor-
rection capability of a mid-course
motor aboard the payload. He said
that sometime after 15 hours of
flight the motor would be fired by.
ground command to adjust the
course toward a closer approach to,
the moon.
Following a complex flight path,
the Agena upper stage soared into
a parking orbit about 115 miles
above the earth, coasted for 28
minutes, and then re-ignited to
kick the payload outward into
C npf T . O.nc bi

Detroit Area
Flares Anew
Whites Shoot Negro,
Fire Bomb Smashes
Window in Violence
DETROIT A')-Violence flared
anew last night in a racially mix-
ed neighborhood on Detroit's East
Side. One Negro was reported shot
by white youths and a gasoline
fire bomb smashed through a drug
store window.
Police said 15 arrests were made,
on charges ranging from inciting
to riot to possession of explosives.
Both whites and Negroes were
among those arrested.
Two hours after the flareup, of-
ficials reported the situation un-
der control.
Shortly before the fire-bombing
incident, a 26-year-old Negro
walked into Detroit's Receiving
Hospital with blood streaming
from a gunshot wound In the left
The victim, Tyrone Powers, 26,
told police he was walking down
a street when he heard the squeal-
ing of tires, stopped, looked around
and saw three white men in a
Powers said one of them shout-
ed, "Look out, nigger," and then
fired two shots as the auto sped
away. Powers was described by
hospital attendants as in tempor-
arily serious condition.
Last night's outbreak occurred
in the same area where violence
flared Tuesday night after police
tried to make a routine arrest for
Detroit's 4000 policemen were
ordered on 12-hour shifts and all
leaves canceled although Police
Commissioner Ray Girardin de-
scribed the original Tuesday dis-
turbance as "an isolated but ser-
ious incident."
Before the new flareup, Girar-
din told a news conference he had
expected no repetition of the rock-
throwing and window-breaking
that broke out in a 16-block area.
Members of the city's crack com-
mando-trained tactical mobile unit
moved into the area again last
night and urged bystanders to go
Police said seven white youths-
five boys and two girls-were ar-
rested while walking down a street
carrying homemade Molotov cock-
tails (bombs made of gasoline-
filled pop bottles).
Girardin said police had been
able to cope with the situation and
will continue to cope with it be-
cause "we feel the community is
helping us."
In Tuesday night's disturbance,
seven persons were arrested and
two injured, including a Negro
policeman cut by a knife during
the original arrest attempt

-Associated Press
THE ATLAS-AGENA ROCKET BLASTS from its launching pad with the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft that will orbit the moon attached to
it. The spacecraft will take pictures of the hidden Surveyor I sites.


Ramparts ChargesInstitute Aids
U.S. Chemical Warfare, Suvinir


vne o uunar vr er s sensors
successfully locked onto the sun
49 minutes into the flight as an-
other began searching for the star An article in this month's Ram-
Canopus. The sun and Canopus parts magazine charges the Uni-
were to steer the spacecraft along versity of Pennsylvania with en-
'its planned 90-hour, 238,466-mile gaging in a weapons research pro-
trip to the vicinity of the moon. gram in the use of biological and
If successful, the 850-pound chemical warfare that is directly
spacecraft would become the first concerned with the chemical war-
U.S. payload orbited around the fare program in Viet Nam.
moon. Seven previous U.S. at- The magazine also charges that
tempts failed. the university runs a school for
The Soviet Luna 10, launched spies in the guise of a course in
last April, orbited the moon and political science.
reported that micrometeorcids are Ramparts made a similar accu-
more frequent in the vicinity of sation against Michigan State Uni-
the moon than in interplanetary versity this spring. Ramparts'
space, the moon has a low mag- writers charged that MSU served
netic field and no dense atmos- as a cover agent for the Central
phere, and radiation near the Intelligence Agency while oper-
moon is 100,000 times less than in ating a program in South Viet
the earth's radiation belts. Luna Nam.
10 had no camera. In the article on the University

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of Pennsylvania, Ramparts' Re-
search Editor Sol Stern reported
that the university's Institute for
Cooperative Research is directed
by "the Defense Department's
Chemical Corps. The article
charges that the institute also
summarizes "the state of knowl-
edge on biological and chemical
weapons systems, both offensive
and defensive, in terms of inter-
est to decision makers and poten-
tial users ...'
The article adds that "In a
study done for the institute by
another University of Pennsyl-
vania division, the Foreign Policy
Research Institute, germ and
chemical warfare is evaluated in
terms of its effect upon the po-
tential role of such weapons in
the strategies of the United States
and its allies, and . . . how these
weapons might lend greater flex-
ibility to the military posture re-
quired for the support of United
States foreign policy.

aerosol-sprayed arsenic and cya-
nide compounds over the rice
fields of South Viet Nam."
It further strongly suggests that
the research at Penn led the State
Department last July to begin "to
move toward a reconsideration of
the official American policy which
opposes the use of germ warfare."
Toward this end, there appeared a
"memo advocating the surrepitious
use in Viet Nam of tularemia."
The idea of spreading this dis-
ease, akin to bubonic plague, "was
approved up to the assistant secre-
tary level at the State Depart-
Government grants provide the
largest single source of the uni-
versity's total income, Ramparts
says, adding, "Penn is not so much

a university on the make as a uni-
versity that has been had."
Another instance in which the
university "has been had," says
Ramparts, is its Political. Science
551, "a course for spies."
Taught by Drs. George and
Charlotte Dyer, this "is in reality
a thinly disguised training course
for future intelligence agents."
The professors "announce at the
beginning of the semester that one'
out of 10 who take the course will
be recruited for the CIA." Accord-
ing to the official syllabus, it in-
cludes field work in which "joint
military-political maneuvers are
laid in any sort of available ter-
rain where unusually useful, and
hopefully predictive lessons may
be learned."

Liberals Cut Support of Negro Groups

Union Officials Rap Delay In

A 0

First of Three Parts
The northern liberals, fearful of
extremism, are cutting back
sharply on contributions to the
more militant civil rights organi-
The big drop in donations from
the liberal community is verified
by top officers and former lead-
ers of the Congress of Racial
Equality (CORE), the Student
Nonviolent Coordinating Commit-
tee (SNCC). and the Rev. Dr.

2) Worry or disgust about bit-
ter attacks, primarily by CORE
and SNCC, on United States in-
tentions and on "morality" in Viet
Nam and on the military draft.
3) A decline of enthusiasm now
that the Northerner is being jos-
tled by civil rights militancy in
his own backyard.
Emphasize Demands
Both CORE and SNCC have re-j
cently emphasized demands for

the King organization because mer CORE leaders put it as high
many whites do not differentiate as $350,000.
among the organizations. Contributions Down
Lincoln Lynch, associate nation- Ivanhoe Donaldson, new director
al director of CORE, says that of the New York office of SNCC,
contributions fell significantly aft- which operates primarily in the
er a CORE officer at Mount Ver- South but has frankly depended
non, N.Y., denounced Jews in gen- on white northern financial help,
eral at a public meeting in Febru- says, "our contributions are 40 to
ary. 45 per cent less than we normally
White Support have at this time of year."
Lynch says that about 80 per He says that the Student Com-
cent of his group's financial sup- mittee is nn nn g mnnted "hv

:Organized in 954, the Institute A
fo Coeraieeserc"a Aceionon
been host to a wide spectrum of
classified defense projects, Of
these, the chemical-biological war- By WALLACE IMMEN
fare projects," Ramparts reports, Organization and planning in
"have had by far the most exotic the union's fight for representa-
code names-Big Ben, Caramu, tion of non-academic University
Wasp, Whitewing, Summit and employes is continuing despite the
Spicerack. The 1962-63 annual long delays and uncertainty con-
report boasts of the institute's 'ac- nected with the court case testing
cumulated experience and our the legality of Public Act 379.
unique position of competence in Union officials told The Daily
the field of biological and chemi- yesterday they are becoming very
cal weapons systems'." concerned with the slowness of the

Bargaining with 'U'

379 unconstitutional. The Univer-
sity sees PA 379 as a threat to its
The controversy over whether
non-academic University employes
may be allowed collective bargain-
ing rights began a year ago with
the enactment of Public Act 379,
amending the Hutchinson Act
which previously prohibited public
employes representation in a un-
ion The amendment allows for

precedent of state control over the
The University has filed a suit
on the constitutionality of PA 379
in Circuit Court which has been
postponed pending a ruling by
Judge William Agar as to whether
the court has jurisdiction over the
case. If he rules that the court
has jurisdiction, he will then move
on a decision. If the court has no
jurisdiction the case will be dis-

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