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Was A Day of Honor and HumiiWty orStudents

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands addresses the Honors Convocation . . . 'Young Bucks' initiated into Michiganua . . . President Harlan Hatcher welcomes guests at after

-Daily-Richard Cooper
noon reception

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Warmer with showers
through Sunday

Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


Faculty Viet Nam
Lobbyists Return
Five Spent Three Days in Capital;
Will Make Results Public Today
Five University professors returned last night from a 100-man
'academic lobby' in Washington, D.C., that was organized by a
nation-wide university political action group to press for changes
in present U.S. policy in Viet Nam.
Individual delegates would not discuss the possible effectstof
the lobby last night. They plan a large press conference today.
From first reports, it appears two important effects could
develop from the lobby:
-1) The pressure could cause legislators to ask for a change
in present administration policy, although many observors don't


OK's Unified'
Budget Plan
The State Board of Education
told the state-supported schools
to go ahead with plans to prepare
a unified budget request for 1966-
1967 at a meeting of the Michigan
Coordinating Council for Public
Higher Education this week.

P .
Prince Calls for Involvement
In his address to the Honors
Convocation yesterday, P r i n c e
Bernhard of the Netherlands call-
ed for the creation of a world
community in which "all men
participate equally in the choos-
ing of their governments and its
over-all policies."
The Prince, who was made an

However, the University opposes honorary Doctor of Civil Law by
the plan, making it the only dis- the University, said that interna-
senter among the ten institutions tional politics can no longer be
involved. the sole domain of "those in
The idea of a unified request is authority" but demands wider
an attempt to eliminate the po- involvement since such problems
litical bickering that many people "now involve the whole of man-
feel hurts the school's position in kind."
asking for higher education ap- He emphasized the role that
propriations from the legislature. the United States must play in

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Negro Votes
Start Change
In Tuskegee
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond of a three-part series on the
problems of the Negro in Macon
County, Alabama.
Special To The Daily
TUSKEGEE, Ala. - "We knew
we weren't going to get any
spectacular results when we first
started out," Tuskegee Institute
sociology professor Charles Go-
million said recently in an inter-
"But the situation has changed.
There are many more tools at our
command, and we, intend to use
them to attack the lamentable
lack of educational, economic and
social democracy in M a c o n
The role of the Tuskegee Civic
Association has been significant
in providing these tools, observers
say. Gomillion, its president, ex-
plained that a small, informal
Negro group started out in the
1920's by discussing ways to im-
prove their community.
Gomillion feels that the road to
future progress in the county "will
depend largely upon the quality of
political action and local govern-
He says that education will be
a crucial factor in improving the
' Negro's ability to get a job, and
in improving his environment and
his standard of living-and notes
that in the 1950's per-pupil state
aid to Negro schools was still 40
per cent below that given to
Since 1963 the school system
has technically been integrated,
but the state board of education
has closed one high school for
"economy." Another burned to the
ground under mysterious circum-
stances. Three remaining school
buildings "are in deplorable con-
dition-and I don't see how we'll
get any state money to improve
Gomillion, whose father was
illiterate and whose mother had

any immediate action. '
The experience may cause Detail
mportant Faculty-Student not yet
ittee to Stop the War in board Pr
[am to change direction in told the
litical action program, since board is
of the five delegates are to handl
s of the Faculty-Student year.
ittee. In Jan
Varied Reception discussed
r reception was quite var- each sta
aid Prof. Arnold Kaufmann budget t
e philosophy dept., a dele- submit a
ind member of the Faculty- tions for
nt Committee. "Some people lature. B
hostile, I must admit, but inates th
legislators received us with
,sy ~Regent
sy. question
second possible effect may to rule
nore immediate importance. tions, ex
aculty-Student Committee is of a bo
ng a March on Washing- cannot b
,nd a nationwide teach-in stitution
and changes in policy will of the
those plans. school.
Not Best TargetI
'. William Gamson of the Univer
)gy department, another del- Hatcher
and chief spokesman for tancy, to
'aculty-Student Committee, council x
hat he felt that the Con- of time
s probably not the best tar- He exp
a.ti-war lobbying. would re
ison declined to elaborate tain dat
at is the best method for the Univ
ng political pressure, say- it prepar
would "take a half hour to "There
n" and would be describ- among
ay at the press conference. would co
ides Kaufmann and Gamson sent a
delegates were Prof. Mar- Hatcher
Sahlins of the anthropology wholehea
ment, and Professors Marc underlyir
and Leo Stodolski of the some fi
s department. about spe

Not Finalized
s of the proposal have
been finalized, but state
resident Thomas Brennan
schools this week that the
not adequately staffed
le a unified request this'
iuary, board members had
the possibility of having
te institution submit its
o the board, which would
proposal for appropria-
all schools to the legis-
rennan's statement elim-
his possibility for 1966-67.
t William Cudlip has
ed the board's authority
on University appropria-
plaining that the advice
ard with no legal status
e substituted for the con-
ally - authorized decisions
governing board of each
President Hatcher
sity P r e s i d e n t Harlan
said the University's hesi-
support the coordinating
plan is partially because

this world community, saying that
because of this country's power,
productivity and enterprise "it
has assumed, as it had to, the
additional burden of world leader-

Curriculum Issue
Faces Early Vote
Plan Advocates Approve of Greater
Responsibility in Course Selections
The literary'college's curriculum committee report calling for a
decrease in distribution 'requirements will come to a vote at a spe-
cial faculty meeting Monday, April 19, if debate is completed.
The proposal fOr revision of the present requirements was
first submitted by the curriculum committee, headed by Prof. Louis
Orlin of the Near Eastern Language and Literature department,
at a faculty meeting April 5.
The argument supporting the change is that a student will have
a greater selection, and therefore a greater responsibility-An choos-
ing his courses. Distribution, if
the proposal passes, will no longer
be based on credit hours, but on
Away from Paternalism
"We want to get away from
college paternalism," Orlin said. Juniors See
By giving the student a wider
range of choice, we are challeng- Col
sions which will directly affect
his academic progress. Anyone expecting a normally
"The best way for a student to quiet day today will be disap-
get- breadth and depth of educa pointed as the University holds its
tion is for him to think of his 23rd annual "University Day" for
program as a whole, not in sep- 150 Michigan high school jun-
arate blocks-distribution on the iors.
one hand and major on the other In cooperation with the Univer-
hand," he said. sity Activities Center, the admis-
The prerequisite system and sions office and the residence
present arrangement of depart- halls will give the students a
ments and course will be in ef- glimpse of University life. Admis-
fect whether or not the proposal sions counselor Michael Stone has
passes, Orlin said. planned a day that will provide
Goes into Effect the students with information
If approved, the new plan will ranging from descriptions of the
go into effect the academic year courses offered by the different
1966-67. schools to the opinions of present
Roger Price, chairman of the students about university life.
literary college steering commit- Drn h onnsuet
tee, said heheartily approves of will learn about the functions of
the proposal. "Ultimately gradu- the University as well as specif-
ation should be based on courses
also, not credit hours," he said. ncomng fres chools offer the
Prof. Diigald Brown, chairman 'iTco dyng lfreshmd y
of the zoology department, said The day will be climaxed by

Leadership Understood .
"Such leadership must be well -Daily-Richard Cooper
understood. It is not only cap- PRINCE BERNHARD of The Netherlands spoke at the Annual
taincy in time of war; its purpose Honors Convocation held in Hill Auditorium yesterday to rec-
is not only to lead in assisting the ognize scholastic excellence. The Prince was the recipient of the
developing countries or to be in ogiIshlsi xelne h rnewstercpeto h
deveopin coutris orto b ni honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.
the forefront of the exploration
of space. Leadership is demanded should think exactly alike, "but of goodwill ,and as exponent of
of this great country in all spheres that we should be aware of the ' th Bilderberg Conferences, the
of human endeavor and-most of necessity to continue to work to- Foundation for European Culture
all-in all branches of learning," gether for the common good." and th eunification of Europe.
the Prince added. The Prince finished his speech "His successful efforts to es-
It is in the halls and classrooms by saying that "the road to peace tablish mutual respect among men
that questions are discussed and is a long one, and every tiniest and lasting peace among nations
ideas put forth "which eventually step forward along that road have earned for him an accolade
influence the views of statesmen counts. best expressed by Woodrow Wilson
and ultimately the decisions rul- The citation awarding the Prince in these words, 'The princes
ing the destiny of all," Prince with his honorary degree praised among us are those who forget
Bernhard added. him for his excellence in his themselves and serve mankind',"
Level Inequalities many endeavors, and ambassador the citation stated.
In order for this country, to be - ---------
of assistance in a lasting way, ther
Prince said that theUnited States Urdsgg
equalities which keep this world e g at s TSg s
usrelthisUes gflleatnin- vJ1si o/
hundreds of institutes of learningPs ho gy I p o ent

plained that the proposal
quire submission of cer-
a to the council before
ersity could possibly have
are also differences
the state schools that
mplicate attempts to pre-
unified budget request,"
added. "The University
artedly supports the idea
ng the plan, but we have
undamental reservations
ecifics as they now stand."

around the Atlantic Ocean are the
lrnnprc n f the h pitn no nf nir



last night he also approves of of

Federal Grant Goes

Keepers o Lile tekps Haagteicual a
Western civilization which was the proposal. He particularly ap -
born in freedom and endowed with Eight students have formed the nucleus of a unique new com- proves of the idea that the de-
tolerance. We must maintain this mittee, the Undergraduate Advisory Commit.tee, designed to facilitate partment staff can decide if a
her-itage and strengthen it, and the communication of ideas and feelings between the students and course should have a laboratory
be ever ready to share itwith all faculty of the psychology department. session, instead of being man-
who may have need of it." The other members of the committee will include any under- dated to have a lab session as in
orTo h graduates who have enough interest in the psychology department to the present system.
What is really important, he send suggestions and complaints to this newly-formed board. The Reasonable Compromise
concluded, is not that all people committee hopes that, through the criticisms and suggestions of Prof. John Bowditch, chairman
-students taking 'U' psychology of the history department, viewed
courses, the committee can help the proposal as a "reasonable
compromise between letting a stu-
to improve the quality of many dent take anything he wants and
courses. totally restricting his choice."
ral '"The purpose of our committee One of the areas of controversy
1o I fo r A d d itio n is to evaluate different psychology is the provision in the proposal
courses through a student-student ;that states advance placement
evaluation. The students can con- courses in high school will not
The Graduate Library will receive a $1,458,333 federal grant to sult and bring suggestions to a satisfy distribution requirements,
help build an eight-story addition, Rep. Weston E. Vivian (D-Ann board composed entirely of under-. as is now the case. Orlin refused
Arbor) and Sen. Patrick V. McNamara (D-Mich) announced yester- graduates," Phillip Jones, '65, to comment on this poinit.
day. chairman of the Undergraduate The report was spurred by the
da.Advisory Committee, said. many student criticisms of the re-
The funds, which will finance one-third of the total building cost, sory o teesih. mh n tdenits.
are being provided under the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963. Some of the projects that the stricted requirements.
Theres ofthe$4,75,00 illcoe fom he nivrsiy bildngcommittee has proposed include The report calls for the follow-
The rest of the $4,375,000 will come from the University building advising possible psychology ma- ing distribution requirements:
funds and the Sesquicentennial drive, jors during their sophomore year, -Three social science courses,
The eight-story addition will be connected to the back of the investigating the problems of get- two taken in the same depart-
present structure and will house 700,000 books. The first five stories ting into graduate school or what ment.
will contain the stacks and should serve the University for the next ; sort of jobs or research work can -Three natural science cours-
.__ T~ - A ,. of +hn U -nv r siyTlhrri' be taken with an underaraduate es. one being a lab course.

Peace Corps
The Peace Corps Information
Booth located in the Union,
lower lobby, is open from 8
a.m.-8 p.m. Two representatives
from Washington, Dan Witt
and Sal Tedesco, will be at the
booth. Placement tests will be
given in the Union, third floor,
at 8 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 7
p.m., thru Wednesday, April 13.
Those wishing to take tests
must register at the informa-
tion booth.
the afternoon panel discussion ar-
ranged by Richard Herrington,
'68, chairman of UAC's committee
for University Day. An admis-
sions counselor, two summer ori-
entation leaders and a member of
UAC will participate in the mod-
erated discussion on University
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