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"The problem of national control versus University control
of local sorority chapters has been the major problem confronting
Panhellenic Association, particularly since the formation of the
membership committee in October, 1963," Janet Miller, assistant
to the Director and Associate Director of Stiadent Activities and
Organizations and advisor to Panhellenic, said last week.
a The Membership Committee, authorized by the Regents to
investigate possible discrimination in sorority and fraternity
membership procedures, requested that sorority membership rec-
ommendation forms be submitted to the committee.
Panhellenic President Laura Fitch, '66, pointed out that
because some of the national organizations are opposed to their
local chapters submitting these forms, the University chapters
are faced with a conflict of aims and interests.
Three Alternatives
According to Miss Fitch, the local chapters are faced with
three alternatives. First, they can give complete loyalty to their
national organizations, risking the loss of their status as recognized
student organizations.
Second, they can go along with the University, risking the
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loss of financial support from their nationals and eventual dis-
continuation of their local chapters.
Or third, they can independently decide what they think is
right on individual matters, and support their decision whether
it agrees with University policy, national policy, or neither policy.
Third Alternative
Miss Fitch said that at the present time, Panhellenic is
concerned with the third alternative: whether or not the local
chapters have the right to assert an independent opinion, and
if they do have this right, whether or not they want to use it
and accept the responsibility it implies.
Miss Miller commented that both the national organizations
and the University have reasonable arguments to support their
The national organization, composed of alumnae, feel that
they have a right to influence the affairs of their local chapters,
she said. For them, sorority membership does not end, with
Much Money, Time
Many of them have put large amounts of time and money
into their sororities, and they feel strong ties to the collegiate

They also feel that a sorority is a private national organization.
and that individual universities do not have the right to demand
information. "They are afraid that demands for information will
lead to attempts to control. This has already occurred at other
universities," she added.
Miss Miller explained that the University, on the other hand,
sees the sororities as primarily student organizations, which, like
all other recognized student organizations, must present proof
that they are obeying University rules.
Goals Not Same
Miss Miller emphasized that the goals of the University .
and of the national organizations are very similar. She said,
"Both the nationals and the University want the local chapters
to change with the changing times and with the changing campus.
However, each group wants to be the one to supervise this change."
According to Miss Fitch, there are two major problems that
have prevented Panhellenic Association from taking some kind
of stand on the matter: lack of communication and lack of
She pointed out that the atmosphere and the situation on
the University campus are different from those of other campuses,

in terms of educational goals and in terms of student activism.
She said that the national organizations do not understand the
situation, and can easily misinterpret any action taken by the
local chapters.
Until They Understand
Until they understand why and how this 'University is
different, they cannot understand why the sorority system at the
campus must be different," she commented.
She also emphasized the difficulty of any unified action by
Panhelienic Association, because of its changing membership.
'By the time they have discussed the problem in Panhellenic
and with their individual chapters, the year is over and new
presidents step in." She said that this problem has had real
bearing on the reluctance of local chapters to make decisions.
Hope for Decisions
Miss Fitch said she hopes that Panhellenic will arrive at
a decision soon as to whether or not they want to make auton-
omous decisions. She explained that these decisions would concern
matters other than membership selection procedures.
She said that the main problem in reaching a decision is
the problem of authority.




Rain, with a possibility
of thundershowers

Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


Curriculum Committee
Recommends Revisions
The literary college curriculum committee submitted its proposal
for a revised distribution requirement program yesterday at the
literary college faculty meeting. A-meeting to vote on the proposal
will be set for later this month, Dean William Haber of the literary
college said.
The revisions recommended by the curriculum committee seem
to be geared to the trimester. The report recommends:
- - -Three c o u r s e s in social

Senators To AAUP State Conference
Study Role Praises Blue Ribbon Report

Vote Republicans Into
Offices of City Council


State Medical

School Plans
'n Schedule
"The statements in the recent-
ly released Citizens' Commission
"blue ribbon" report on higher ed-
ucation are ambiguous, and do not
affect our plans to proceed with
our two-year medical school," Dr.
Andrew D. Hunt, Jr., dean of the
College of Human Medicine at
Michigan State University, com-
mented recently.
He remarked further, "I think
the report hedges the issue" in
its discussion of the MSU medical
school. "It simply states as a fact
that MSU is doing this."
But the "blue ribbon" report
states: "The committee concurs
with the recommendations of the
report of the committee appointed
by the Michigan Coordinating
Council for Public Higher Educa-
tion, which was basically that the
nedical school facilities at both
Nayne State University and the
University of Michigan be en-
larged before considering the es-
tablishment of either a two-year
or another four-year state sup-
ported medical school."
1962 Statute
"The MSU medical school is get-
ting started on the basis of a
statute passed in 1962 which gave
the authorization to go ahead,"
Hunt explained. "The school was
recommended by a committee re-
port of the Michigan Coordinat-
ing Council prior to the 'blue rib-
bon' report."
H o w e v e r, the Coordinating
Council Report actually . states
"There is no evidence at present
of an unmet need of sufficient
magnitude for clinical service in
the Lansing-East Lansing area so
that this need would justify the
establishment of a medical school
and university hospital."
One spokesman for the MSU
school said that it would fill a
vital need. He said that every
year about six per cent of medi-
cal school students drop out, usu-
ally in the first two years.
Arithmetical Vacancy
Dr. William Hubbard, dean of
the University Medical School, ex-
plained that this is an "arithmeti-
cal rather than a real vacancy
since no medical school staffs for
one hundred per cent completion."
Thomas Brennan, chairman of
the State Board of Education, said
that the board is not going to
consider giving an advisory opin-
ion on MSU's medical school im-
mediately since their plans will
not be affected by legislative ap-
Hunt explained that there is
"no issue as far as he is concern-
ed regarding appropriations from
the Legislature."

sciences, two taken in the same
-Three courses in the natural;
sciences,.two in the same depart-
ment and one a laboratory
: course, and
-Three courses in humanities,
two in one department.
The English and foreign lan-
guage requirements would remain
the same. A student is currently
required to take English 123 and
achieve fourth - semester profi-
ciency in a foreign language.
The report recommends that a
student desiring more mathe-
matics and philosophy in his pro-
gram be allowed to substitute such
a course for a required natural
science, social science, or humani-;
ties course. Currently math-phi-.
losophy constitutes one of the
groupings in the humanities re-
One of the main bones of con-
tention of the curriculum com-
mittee's report is the status of
advanced placement courses taken;
in high school. The report recom-
mends that a student who has
taken advanced placement coursesj
enter the University on a higher
level but not be exempt from the,
distribution requirements in the
social sciences, natural sciences,
and humanities.,
State Board To
Consider Flint
The State Board of Education
will meet in Lansing today to con-9
sider the University's plans to de-
velop E four-year program at its
Flint branch next fall.
According to Thomas Brennan,,
board chairman, the meeting;
p r o b a b I y will be continued
Wednesday, and a decision may1
be announced then. The board is
empowered to 'issue an advisory
opinion to the legislature as to
whether money for Flint expan-
sion should be included in the
University's budget for next year.

.1 The state council of the Conference of the American Association
of University Professors met last Saturday in East Lansing, endorsing
the recommendations of the "blue ribbon" Citizens' Commission and
Senator Edward Robinson (D- supporting the stand taken by the chapter at Ce'ntral Michigan
Dearborn) has asked that a com- University in regard to faculty-administration relations.
mittee of five senators be ap- The council is comprised of the presidents, or their 'representa-
pointed to study the relationship tives, of the 30 AAUP chapters in the state. Twenty-five repre-
between faculty and administra- *sentatives were in attendance
tion in forming policy in Mich-
igan state-supporited schools. Saturday.
legislature may well be faced with The cferees reacte. Gaorgl
decisions in the area of faculty- iN e e lRomney's "blue ribbon" Commis-
administration relationship, a n d sion on Higher Education. Prof.
that it thus should become in- I:Wilfred Kaplan of the University,
formed on the role of the faculty chairman of the Committee on
in oliy-akig.Co 'a pleedPromotion of a Co-ordinating
He said that the recent Senate o t Board of Education, said that the
resolution concerning the Univer- representatives endorsed the rec-
sity faculty's original plans fora; ARommendations "very enthusias-
k ss esByXIARK R. KILLINGSORTHtically."
sti'ike to protest the government s!SeilTTeDiyStogRl
policy in Viet Nam is an example Special To The Daily Strong Role
of legislative involvement but did TUSKEGEE, Ala. - University In particular, the proposed
not motivate his request for an and Tuskegee Institute students strong, -co-ordinating role of the
investigation. said goodbyes yesterday morning State Board of Education was en-
Prompted by Situation as the University Symphony Or- dorsed by the AAUP. The con-
"My proposal was prompted by chestra left this Alabama town ferees thought the board was
the situation at Central Michigan after its concert here Sunday. somewhat hampered because of
University," Robinson said. "A re- The orchestra had presented its the deficient budget accorded it.
cent tour of CMU and contact concert to a near-capacity aud- The AAUP 'will recommend in-
with people at the school have ience of over 3000 townspeople terim funds for the board, accord-
given me the impression that its and Tuskegee students. After- ing to Kaplan.
faculty does not have adequate wards, Tuskegee students held a The problem of implementing
means to convey grievances to the reception for the orchestra at the proposal for a strong boardl
administration." which their choir director, Relford was discussed at the conference.!
Robinson insisted that he does Patterson, told them, "Thank you The council wants to do more
not have preconceived notions of for your beautiful music - and than to just praise the "blue rib-
what the facultys role should be your beautiful souls." bon" recommendations; it seeks
and emphasized that he does not A emn oefBat h ways to administer the findings,
believe the legislature should be- r A beaming Josef Blatt, the Kaplan added.
come more active in internal af- orchestra conductor, then told the Kalnadd
faiis of state schools. Tuskegee students, "If I was able The council reviewed the fac-
He said he requested that a to tell my orchestra that they ulty-administration relations at
legislative committee make the have done an unusually good job Central Michigan University. The
study instead of the State Board --and I rarely say that-it's be- local AAUP chapter had voiced
of Education because he does not cause of the great goodness and its approval for faculty complain-N
feel the new board is equipped to great kindess we have found here ing of lack of involvement in uni-
handle the investigation at this throughout our stay." versity policy. The controversy
time. However, he added that the Students sat up outside dormi- was heightened a few weeks ago
committee's report could be .turn- tories on the campus in the balmy when a bill was introduced in the
ed over to the board. 75-degree weather talking and Senate calling for a committee to
Blasted Earlier singing after the reception. investigate such relations.
Robinson had earlier blasted Leaving the next morning, the Local Report
CMU for excluding the . faculty students described themselves as The council heard a report from
from the decision-making process, tired but delighted with their stay. the local chapter and subsequently
an allegation quickly, denounced Several were discussing plans for acknowledged and approved of
in a telegram signed by a report- continuing the musical exchanges, the stand of the local chapter.
edly large group of faculty. which Tuskegee inaugurated in Prof. Ralph Loomis of the engi-
However, Robinson noted that spring 1964 with a concert in neering school and president of
signatures on the telegram includ- Ann Arbor by its world-famous the Michigan AAUP said that the
ed names of administrators, deans choir. council "re-affirmed the convic-
and many faculty members with- One idea under consideration tion of the National AAUP."
out tenure "who could be subject was a joint University orchestra- The latter has for a long time
to administration pressure to sign Tuskegee choir performance of, a urged for the consultation of
such a telegram." requiem or oratorio on both cam- teachers in matters of university
"I have received a number of puses next year. policy.
letters favoring my stand from The exchange of musicians is The AAUP's recommendations,
CMU faculty members as well as ; part of an overall exchange rela- Ifor supervision and planning inI
from several professors at other tionship which. the University and higher education date back at
state schools," Robinson added. Tuskegee are now developing. least to last September.'

wife in attendance at a pre-election
feated Mrs. Eunice Burns in last
Democrat was elected to the council's
Hulcher victory returned a Republica
The council seats have been evenly
and Democrats with the mayor holdi

-Daily-Robert Sheffield
ndell E. Hulher, and his
engagement. Hulcher de-
night's polling. Only one
s five contested seats. The
n majority to the council.
split between Republicans
ing the balance.

To Give Graduate Aid

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a two-part series on gradu-
ate education.
A large portion of graduate
school fellowship funds will be
administered by individual depart-
ments this year, in accordance
with the current policy of gradu-
ate school decentralization.
In 1963-64 the graduate school
recorded over $2.5 million in fel-
lowship aid, about one-fourth of
which was administered by the
graduate school itself. These di-
rectly-administered funds consist
of Rackham funds, general funds,
and endowment funds.
The executive board of the grad.
uate school, a 10-man administra-
tive board composed of members

)f the graduate faculty, voted this
year to distribute most of the di-
rectly-administered funds to de-
partments, which then decide the
;ype and amount of fellowship
for each applicant.
Describes Decentralization
Dean Stephen H. Spurr of the
graduate school, describing this
decentralization, said, "More divi-
sional activity in the graduate
school is inevitable. The graduate
school is not really a school, but
rather a coordinating faculty
overlaying the rest of the Univer-
Freeman D. Miller, associate
dean for fellowships and research
grants of the graduate school,
concurred with Spurr and added
that departmental handling of fel-
lowships is the most practical
way to distribute the many new
fellowship grants available.
Miller explained that 10 years
ago the graduate school was al-
most the only source of fellowship
funds. Thus, centralized handling
was relatively practical.
Vast Number
Recently, however, a vast num-

GOP Keeps
Past Majorit
Of Six-Five
Ann Arbor votei's returnied a
Republican majority to city coun-
cil in yesterday's election by vot-
ing in ,a Republican mayor and
four Republican council members.
The Republican election sweep
gives them a six-to-five majority
on council, the same as it was
this past year. The Democrats,
who retained four council seats,
had only one council candidate
elected. They needed two victories
to gain a council majority.
Ann Arbor's new mayor is Wen-
dell E. Hulcher, who defeated his
opponent, First Ward Council-
woman Mrs. Eunice Burns, by
3,695 votes. Hulcher is a former
fourth ward councilman. The total
vote cast was 10,978 for Hulcher
and 7,283 for Mrs. Burns.
Only Democrat
New first ward councilman, H. C.
1 Curry, was the only successful
Democratic candidate. He defeat-
ed Republican F. Del Coates by
a margin of 231 votes. The total
vote cast was 1478 for Curry and
1247 for Coates.
In the second ward, Republican
Prof. Douglas D. Crary of the
geography department beat his
Democratic opponent Mrs. Phillis
Wright, 1337 to 885 votes. His mar-
gin was 452.
Republican' incumbant Pa ul
Johnson retained his third ward
council. seat by a margin of 363
votes, beating Democrat Prof.
Joseph Kallenbach of the political
science department. The total vote
was 2,496 for Johnson and 2,133
for Kallenbach.
Largest Victory
The largest Republican victory
was in the fourth ward, where
John R. Hathaway swamped his
Democratic opponent Jay Stielstra
by 1,096 votes. Totals were 2,437
for Hathaway and 1,341 for Stiel-
In the fifth ward, Republican
Prof. Richard E. Balzhiser of the
chemical engineering department
whipped Democrat Robert W. Carr
2,796 to 2,117 votes. Balzhiser's
margin was 679 votes.
Hulcher said he was pleased to
serve as mayor of Ann Arbor and
that Ann, Arbor is a wonderful
place to live.
"It is a privilege to serve the
He cited the major problems
Ann Arbor will be facing as civil
rights and planning for the rapid
population increase.
Mrs. Burns, Democratic can-
didate for mayor, said she was
sorry the Democrats lost the elec-
tion but from the things the Re-
publicans have said, the Demo-
crats can look forward to some
progress in the field of civil rights,
low-cost housing, planning and
youth progi'ams.
Still Fight
She added that the Democrats
will still keep fighting for the
issues in which they believe.
The last time prior to 1964 that
the Democrats won a city elec-


Stasheff To Provide First Israeli TV Service

By JACK REISMAN Jordan are some of the Middle
East countries that may use the
Prof. Edward Stasheff of the
.apeff e i programs if they have receiving
speech department ,a pioneer in equipment.
educational television, is leaving During the first year of broad-
for Israel at the end of this month casts, the television station will
to set up that country's first offer seventh- and ninth-grade
television station. ' English, mathematics and sci-'
This first television station, ence. These programs will be pre-
which will be operational by Jan- served on video tape and used for
uary 1, 1966, will broadcast pro- the next year's broadcast. During
grams directly to 30 schools. The the second year, the program will
television service, designed to cope i be expanded to include eighth-
with the teacher shortage in Is- and tenth-grade mathematics,j
rael, will divide its time between English, and science and a few
elementary and secondary school other subjects. The third year the
courses. i station may expand both ways to
The Rothschild family group, the fifth-, sixth-, eleventh-, and
that is financing the television twelfth-grade subjects while still
nm eit will ,ir'p tthe no m . . .. .. .. ..

Washington, D.C., for an excellent ber of fellowships have been add-
teacher who also knew the tech- Ied, including those sponsored by
aiques of broadcasting, the associ- the National Science Foundation,
ation recommended Stasheff. Prof. the National Defense Education
Stasheff has worked for WPIX Act and the United States Public
WNYE in New York, and has Health Service.
served the Ford Foundation as Miller said, "The departments
special consultant on the educa- have had to guess and balance
tional uses of television in the their needs. Also, the departments
four know their own plans better than
Middle East. He has written wedo."
books on the subject of television we d."
production or educational broad- For this reason, the executive
casting, and serves on the edi- board, under the direction of for-
torial boards of several journals. mer graduate school Dean Ralph
A. Sawyer, began five years ago
Stasheff's first task in Israel to experiment with decentraliza-
will be to train the studio teach- tion plans.
ers in educational television tech- First Time
niques, and to train the studio This year is the first time that
staff in the methods of television decentralization of f e 1 o w s h i p

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