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Summer Trimester
Offers Few Courses
Departments Put Main Emphasis
On Introductory Curricula
In reality, the only undergraduates for whom the concept of a
summer semester will be in effect are those whose only interest is
fulfilling distribution requirements.
The summer semester catalogue, recently released, indicates that
many literary college departments are not increasing the number of
courses being offered ordinarily during the summer and, in some

Libraries Stressed in Funds Request


Pledge Quota
Short by 35
The sorority system fell only
35 pledges short of meeting their
minimum quota this year.
Panhellenic Association report-
ed ;yesterday that 521 women
pledged during this year's Spring
and Fall Rush, 376 freshmen and
145 upperclassmen.
The final number of pledges is
114 places short of the system's
total pledging capacity, which is
based on an estimated number
of women dropping out of houses
during the year. The "minimum
quota' refers to the number of
women necessary for the houses
to meet financial obligations.
Total Registration
The total number of women who
registered for Spring and Fall
Rush this year came to 1281, 931
freshmen and 350 upperclassmen.
During the course of rushing, 760
women dropped rush, were drop-
ped, or didn't receive bids.
These figures compare to a
total number of 1320 women rush-
ing last year, with a final number
of 500 women pledging. This was
132 places short of the total capa-
city. But the system then included,
one more house, Phi Mu, which
no longer has a chapter on cam-
There are six houses this year
that still have places for ad-
ditional pledges. Two of these
houses only have one place to fill.
The other four houses, while hav-
ing more places to fill, "are in
a better situation than'they were
last year," according to Ann
Wickins, '65, president of Panhel.
Open Rush
These four houses are now par-
ticipating in open rush in order
to meet their quotas. Five houses
pledged 30 women during open
rush last year.
Anyone may participate in open
rush as long as they are a full-
time student and have a 2.0
cumulative grade-point average.
Sororities may participate in
open rush until the last day of
Four sororities have been active
on campus during the past two
years despite the fact that they
have been under their quotas and
have had transfer students from
the more crowded sororities living
in them to ease their financial
It was not revealed exactly how
the three remaining sororities
(with Phi Mu gone) fared in rush.

cases, are not offering any full
time courses at all.
Generally, the only courses be-
ing offered for the full semester
are the basic introductory courses.
The few other courses being of-
fered for the full semester are on
the 400-level.
The political science, botany,
chemistry and economics depart-
ments are not offering any full
time courses this summer.
Prof. William Palmer, chair-
man of the economics department,
said that he "assumed few stu-
dents would continue" for both
eight week periods to warrant any
full time curriculum.
Another consideration that Pal-
mer pointed out was the inade-
quacy of their budget for the sum-
mer. He said that the department
"couldn't do much more" than it
has under the budget they have.
Prof. Robert Blood, chairman of
the sociology department,admit-
ted the number of sociology
courses being offered this summer
is "very meager," but "we were
very surprised" at the small
budget allotted the department by
the University.
Increased Faculty
Concerning the prospects of, an
increased faculty for a full se-
mnester curriculum the following
summer, Blood said there was a
good chance "there would be
none" available. This is because,
he said, the faculty "just does not
want to teach an entire summer."
Prof. J. C. O'Neill, chairman of
the romance language department,
had the same problem with fac-
ulty not wanting to teach the
summer semester. A possible rea-
son for this, he said, was the
'lack of a supplementary budget''
for full summer semester faculty.
The supplementary budgetchas
been included on summer school
budgets before and has been
"extra gravy" to encourage faculty
to remain in the summer to teach.
"Nothing was refused by the
University," O'Neill added. It was
the impression given by the Uni-
versity that this summer would
be "a modest start," he said.
Don't Know
Prof. Cecil J. Nesbitt, associate
chairman of the mathematics de-
partment, said the reason for so
few full semester courses being
offered is because "we really don't
know how large the demand will
Prof. Warner G. Rice, chair-
man of the English department,
said the English course curricu-
lum for this summer "hasn't as
yet been set," but as far as avil-
abiilty of staff, the department
is "not in any trouble."
The history department is offer-
ing only three full time courses.
Prof. John Bowditch, chairman of
the history department, indicated
that the main reason for this is a
lack of staff. University policy in
the past has been that a professor
should only teach two semesters
in succession, Bowditch said.
After the University has been able
to "gear itself" to having regular
staff working under a normal
semester's budget, then the de-
partments will be able to offer a
selection of courses "which will be
attractive to the undergraduate."
The statistics that the Univer-
sity released concerning student
opinion about the summer semes-
ter "wasn't very helpful," Bow-
ditch said. They did not say the
students were interested in full
time courses, but, he added, it
"did not pinpoint what courses
they wanted."
Prof. R. B. Brandt, chairman
of the philosophy department,
said his department had a plan to
offer 13 courses full time plus
others on an eight week schedule
but the summer budget was in-
sufficient. He added, however,
that "it wasn't bad as a start."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The University is seeking $55.7 million in state
funds for its 1965-66 operations. This record sum represents an increase
of $11.6 million over the current year's appropriation of $44.1 million, a
jump of more than 25 per cent. This article is the last of a series
explaining why the University is requesting this unprecedented appro-
priation hike.
Libraries, the maintenance of new and expanded facilities and
locally oriented research have all been earmarked to receive por-
tions of the University's requested budget increase for next year's
Of the additional $11.6 million sought from the state, the
University has recommended the following allocations:
-$658,100 to augment the amount spent this year on books
and library services;_
-$604,000 to provide services for new buildings and to increase
the current sum spent on facility rehabilitation and maintenance;
-$723,000 to supplement the research program and to expand
the amount spent on the University's public services.
Not Unprecedented
The increase sought for library operations is not unprecedented
here. In 1963-64 the budget allocated a total of $2.35 million for
libraries. The appropriation request for the current year sought to
increase this sum by $585,000.
Furthermore, despite the fact that the state cut the total re-
quest for this year by $3.5 million, the University considered the
libraries' needs of such high priority that they were allocated

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$2.98 million, or $50,000 more than originally sought in the appro-
priation request. Therefore, the total increase of $635,000 in funds
spent on library services this year almost parallels the $658,100
sought for next year's operations. '
The increase in library funds has been earmarked for staff
additions, remodeling, equipment improvement and expansion of
the book fund.
Personnel Growth
Although enrollment at the University is expected to grow by
7.3 per cent next fall, the libraries are planning an 8.2 per cent
expansion in personnel. The reason for this is the expected higher
rate of library use by the average student. According to the appro-
priation request, "the increasing quality of the student body per-
mits more independent study" and, therefore, "higher use of
library facilities."
At present, in almost all of the University's libraries there is
the need for varying degrees of remodeling. Furthermore, several
programs and responsibilities of the libraries need to be expanded
and require increased appropriations. These include the binding
program, cataloguing, the acquisition and replacement of micro-
film and the additional expenses of rising book costs.
The $604,000 increase in operating funds sought for next year
under the heading "Services for New Buildings, Rehabilitation and
Plant Maintenance" is necessary because operation and main-
tenance funds for several new buildings on campus have never
previously been allocated. These include the Space Research Labor-

Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

atory on North Campus and the Institute for Social Research,
Argus Buildings I and II and the Administration Services Building
on Central Campus.
Standard of Repair
Furthermore, according to the appropriations request, in most
University buildings "normal standards of repairs and maintenance
have not been maintained for many years because not enough
funds were available." As a partial step toward recovery of "de-
ferred maintenance" the University has planned several steps of
a repair and replacement program which will improve mainten-
ance of both buildings and grounds.
Although most of the more than $40 million the University
spends each year on organized research comes from other than
state appropriations, "this kind of support provides only meager
funds in money of the areas of research which are most closely
extensions of classroom, laboratory and instructional responsibili-
ties of the University." Therefore, the ever increasing need for the
University to pure research and its own functional responsibilities
must be sponsored by state funds, and this is the reason for much
of the increase sought in the area of research.
Similarly, the University's public service functions, such as its
broadcasting service and educational surveys, are rapidly expand-
ing. Funds for these operations, although partially recruited from
sources other than state appropriations, must, for the most part,
be allocated from the general fund and account for a significant
portion of the requested budget increase.

IFC Tells T
Name September 1
As Date of Deadlinte
Local Fraternity Faced with Loss
Of All Privileges of Member UnitI
Trigon fraternity, found guilty of religious discrimination by
the Interfraternity Council two weeks ago, was, last night, given
until September 1, 1965 to revise its ritual or lose all privileges
regulated by the IFC and possible expulsion from IFC.
IFC President Lawrence Lossing, '65, said that the date of
September 1, 1965 was selected because the meeting at which the


















ritual would be changed would be
held during the summer. The
change must come before the
Grand Council which represents
the entire fraternity and meets
annually sometime during the
summer months.
Lossing said that if the changes
have not been made by the given
date, a recommendation will be
made to the Fraternity Presidents'
Assembly from the IFC Executive
Committee to revoke IFC recog-
nition entirely.
After September 1 and until to-
tal recognition is revoked, Trigon
will retain representation in the
FPA, but will lose rush privileges,
participation in intramural sports,
positions in IFC and eligibility
for awards and scholarships from
IFC, Lossing said.
Old Verdict
Although the verdict was reach-I
ed two weeks ago, the Executive
Committee decided to wait until it
had more time to give serious con-
sideration to the penalty, which
necessarily was after rush had
ended, Stephen Idema, '65, IFC
executive vice-president, said last
night. Idema said that Trigon
would still be under the jurisdic-
tion of IFC and would have to
comply with the bylaws even if it
were denied all privileges.
First Action
Trigon's case is the first judi-
cial action IFC has taken in the
area of discrimination. The fra-
ternity presidents approved a by-
law prohibiting discrimination in
October, 1963, Lossing said.


Theatre Chain
Ignores SGC
Efforts by Student Government
Council to set up a meeting with
W. C. Butterfield, Inc. offices in
Detroit over the recent admission
price increase at their three Ann
Arbor theatres, have so far had
no success.
SGC President Douglas Brook,
'65, and Council member Thomas
Smithson, '65, will make one more
effort today to set up the con-
ference before SGC meets tonight.

Hannah Urges Limited
Undercass Enrollmen ts
Michigan's three largest state-supported universities should hold
their ratio of freshman and sophomore students to a standard 40
per cent of their total enrollment, according to John Hannah, presi-
dent of Michigan State University.
Records offices at the three colleges reported that the Uni
versity now has 57 per cent undergraduate enrollment. MSU pres-
ently has 82 per cent and WSU I-
has 71 per cent. Freshman and
sophomore enrollments are ap- Ir u hi i
proximately half of these total i
undergraduate figures.
Hannah, speaking to MSU's fac-t
ulty in his annual "State of the
University" message, suggested!
that the extra undergraduates be TEHRAN -Prime Minister Has-
diverted to local community col- san Ali Mansour died last night
leges. of bullet wounds inflicted six
"There would be objections to days ago by a young assassin. He
this plan," he said, "but it would was 41.
have the virtue of distributing Mansour, who had battled con-
the undergraduate load more servative Moslem elements in car-
equitably, leaving the universities rying out the Shah's program to
to devote more of their resources transform Iran into a modern
to education for upperclass under- state, was gunned down last
graduates, graduate education and Thursday as he stepped from his
research." limousine to enter the Majlis
"It will not be long until more (lower house of parliament).
than half of all Michigan high (oeouseoparliament).
school graduates will seek post- women's suffrage and redistribu-
secondary education of some tion of large church and private
kind," he noted. "And it would be lando ra s chur aan ry.
a mistake to proceed on the lands to Iran's poor peasantry.
assumption that all of them Both proposals stirred the anger
would be accommodated in our of ultra-traditionalist Moslems.
large universities." Police immediately seized a 20-
University Executive Vice-Presi- year-old part-time student, Mo-
dent Marvin L. Niehuss felt that hammed Bokharaei, as the gun-
the issue was one to be decided man. They said he was carrying
on by each individual institution. out a plot in behalf of a small
"If MSU wishes to limit their un- group of Moslem fanatics he head-
dergraduate enrollment that's all ed.
right," he noted, "but it will have Mansour had served under a
no immediate effect on the Uni- prime minister, Hussein Ala, who
versity." survived an assassination attempt
"The University's present fresh- by a Moslem fanatic in 1955. Four
man/sophomore ratio is some- Iranian prime ministers have been
where around 28 per cent," Nie- shot at by religious fanatics in the
huss said. "I frankly can't re- last 16 years.
member when we've been as high The Shah was wounded slightly
intentior ient, an weh ave no by a Communist assassin's bullets
in 1948.
Niehuss noted that a greatly in -_
creased burden would be placed
on the state's community colleges UMSEU Halts
by the plan. He said that the
entire pattern of the state's edu-
cation could be shifted by the

t :Move Ousts
ryGovern ment
New Leader To Pick
Twenty-Man Group
To Advise Regime
SAIGON OP)-Lt. Gen. Nguyen
Khanh swept back into power in
a bloodless coup early this morn-
Khanh, who first came to pow-
er as premier of South Viet Nam
almost one year ago to the day,
issued a communique saying he
was taking charge "to resolve the
political situation at the present
Civilian Prime Minister Tran
in Van Huong and Chief of State
Phan Khac Suu evidently were de-
posed. Informed sources said it
was expected Khanh would ap-
point Suu as chief of state with
the mission of naming a new
prime minister and government.
Advisory Function
Khanh said that his general
valuation staff would name an20-member
and the military-civilian council to advise
fore pre- the government on important de-
ccording cisions. He did not specify who
hairman or what the government would be
Student except that he would be in charge,
executive Informed sources said Khanh
claimed that he had obtained an
ionnaires agreement with the insurgent
d Thurs- Buddhists, under which the Bud-
e offices dhists would halt their anti-gov-
he Mich- ernment campaign indefinitely.
he turn- The sources said that under the
ate Li- agreement Thich Tri Quang and
the fish- other top Buddhist insurgent lead-
m ers would leave the country.

Notes Effects of Defense Spending Cuts

Course Rati
Plans Prod
on Schedut
Plans for the course ev
booklet are on schedule,
booklet should be out bef
registration on Feb. 22, a
to booklet committee c
Gary Cunningham, '66,
Government Councile
Course evaluation questi
will be available today an'
day at the undergraduat
of the Michigan League, ti
igan Union desk, near t
stiles in the Undergrad
brary, and at a table int
bowl open from 9 a.m.-5 p
Questionnaires were di
earlier this week in U
housing units and may
obtained from carridor rep
tives. The questionnaires
returned by Thursday.
The coordinating come
the booklet last night n
representatives from the
societies and student
committees who will cho
dents to evaluate theq
Juniors and seniors wh<
perior in their fields w'
the evaluations. Each wi
ate forms on courses from
of his major.
The student evaluator
instructed by graduate

With the government reduction in defense spending, the problem
of diversification confronts many major American industries.
Stressing the challenges presented by the necessary change in
industrial orientation, Arthur W. Barber, deputy assistant secretary
of defense for arms control, discussed this problem and its ramifica-
tions on industry in a lecture entitled, "The Economic Implications
of Defense Spending" at the Mental Health Research Institute last
Although the reduction of defense spending has been discussed
the past year throughout the country and it is generally agreed that
there is a problem, few agree what the nature of the problem is,
Barber said.
Problem of Diversification

make it extraordinarily difficult
to introduce a major innovation,"
he said. "Now it would be easier
to build housing for men on the
moon than men on earth."
There is little agreement on
how to proceed to help men on
earth, and until this problem is
solved the diversification of in-
dustry is a bleak prospect, Barber
Barber cited Governor Edmund
Brown of California as an ex-
ample of one who recognizes op-
portunity for market growth
through diversification. Brown
initiated strong state leadershin

still be
must be
mittee of
net with
oose stu-
to are su-
vill write
ill evalu-
the area
s will be

See Earlier Story, Page 3
The coup apparently did not in-
involve any violence, arrests or
force. No troops were around any
of the key government installa-
tions and Huong and his cabinet
were free and apparently under
no duress except that of being out
of jobs.
Apparent Victory
The move wasrapparently a
clear cut victory for the Buddhist
movement, which has been using
every technique in the last several
weeks to get Huong out of office,
including demonstrations, riots
and a protest suicide.
Huong had replaced Khanh as
prime minister. Khanh, who had
eied nower in a hlondles cnim

Council To View

A proposed picket of Drake's
Sandwich Shop was called off
Monday by the executive commit-
tee nf t TTniversitv of Michi-

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