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Report Reve
Although the competition for the services gf top faculty is
becoming stronger each year, the University has never lost a
faculty member it desired because it could not meet competing
salary offers, two administration officials said recently.
Since University policies toward faculty salaries and tenure
are flexible, any competing financial offer to staff members has
been met, according to reports by both Vice President for Academic
Affairs Roger W. Heyns and Theodore H. Drews, head of the
Office of Institutional Research.
Drews completed a study of the reasons for the termination of
service among faculty members three years ago. It showed a variety
of reasons which prompt faculty to leave the University.
Climbing or Climate
They ranged from a desire for professional advancement and
personal and family considerations to a desire for climate change.
But while an increase in salary was evidently a consideration in
sixty-five percent of the cases, only two associate professors gave
this as their primary reason for departure.
Heyns felt that University intentions should be to keep its
faculty happy from the start or employ any strategy aimed' at

>als Causes of Teachers' Departure

retaining those who are considering leaving will be futile.
He and Drews further declared that the University is as suc-
cessful as any major state-supported institution in attracting top
quality educators.
Different Attractions
This, they emphasized, depends in part on the particular field
in which the University is seeking new people.,
For example, the astronomy department might have a difficult
time acquiring an optical astronomer because of the University's
lack of on-campus facilities in this area while, because of new
installations on North Campus, a nuclear physicist might be easily
Drews also indicated that there are many forces at work in
the competition for University faculty members. Although eastern
Ivy League institutions have little more to offer than the Univer-
sity in the way of facilities, their private endowments and prestige
are attractive, Drews said.
Quick Rise
In addition, younger faculty members are lured by department
chairmanships at smaller schools seeking a single good man to
strengthen a department. A small school thereby surpasses what
the University is ready to offer the young professor. The University

of California-Stanford and Berkeley-was indicated as being a
big drawing power not only because of research money and avail-
able facilities but also because of its climate.
Drews said that competition from other schools came in spurts
and was almost cyclical in nature depending primarily on their
rebuilding programs and grants, and thus no one institution was
presenting much more competition than any other.
"The top notch faculty," he said, "respond more to a profes-
sional environment-research facilities, high caliber graduate stu-
dent assistants-than to monetary considerations."
However, Heyns remarked that research grants usually follow
faculty members and not vice versa. Also, government, industry and
other research agencies vie heavily for University staff members.
Salaries within the various University departments will reflect
the demand for professors in that field although an equilibrium is
maintained through the University's budgetary allocations. The
sciences, particularly physics and math, are considered the most
vulnerable to competition and sustain the heaviest losses to industry
and government.

ments where shortages of good people are prevalent. The Law
School, for example, pays its professors a mean salary of $19,800
per University year compared to the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts' mean salary of $13,854.
This is because the University -"competes" with the law profes-
sion at large for professors, and some compensation must be made
to keep them at the University.
Both Heyns and Drews expressed concern over the possibility
of a cut in state appropriations beneath the University's request.
Lower Rate
Heyns said that faculty salaries throughout the country have
been rising steadily at a rate of about seven percent each year but
the University appropriations have not. Exact increases depend on
the decisions made at Lansing. If a cut is made in the University's
financial request, however, the budget will be adjusted to accom-
modate faculty salaries first, they said.
Drews said that salary increases at the University have risen
in proportion to state appropriations and have kept pace with the
proportional salary increases at other state supported universities.
A comparative study of teaching salaries at other state-sup-
ported Big Ten schools and the University of California for the
See REASONS, Page 5

Small Departments
However, losses are most strongly felt

in the smalle' depart-

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Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom




Mott Opposes Board



yip Data

Charles S. Mott indicated yes-
terday that the Mott Foundation
will not contribute to the develop-
ment of the four-year autonomous
state school proposed for Flint by
the State Board of Education.
Earlier this year, Mott pledged
'4 $2.4 million to the University on
the condition that it go ahead
with plans to develop a four-year
Definite Plans
Underway For
New College
Since the idea of a residential
college at the University was ac-
I cepted early in 1964, the Faculty
Planning Committee and the Stu-
dent Advisory Committee of the
Residential College have worked
toward the reality of that educa-
tional institution.
According to a progress report
compiled by Burton D. Thuma,
director of the residential college
and chairman of the Faculty
Planning Committee, to date the
committees have completed and
submitted to the architects gener-
al specifications for the residence
halls, buildings for offices and
classrooms, a laboratory building,
a library, a 500-seat auditorium,
and a community center.
When the building dimensions'
S 'have been agreed upon, the arch-
itects will submit some alterna-
tive site plans. When plans ac-
ceptable to the Committee have
been drawn up, both building
. and site plans will be submitted
for consideration, hopefully before
the end of April-to the Plant
Extension Committee of the Uni-
In the area of curriculum, cer-
tain general guide lines have been
laid by the Faculty Planning
Committee. The report indicates
that the programs should be de-
signed to meet requirements for
graduate study in those disciplines
to be offered in the residential
college and also to meet the re-
quirements of certain profession-
al programs such as medicine,
dentistry, law, and graduate work
in business administration.
According to the report, the
program of the freshman and
sophomore years will be designed
to train students in the "tools- of
scholarship," with a view to pre-
paring them for more independent
work in the junior and senior
years. Thus, it is proposed that
as a freshman and sophomore the
student will have intensive for-
eign language training, so that in
his junior year he is prepared to
use the foreign language in his
work. This use of -the language
will not be confined to courses in
literature but in reading mater-
ials in all the subjects that he is
In addition, freshman and
Report Hanoi
Gets Missiles
xr, a 0=nrrfnT fret a L.C..

program at its two-year Flint
The state board ruled last week,
however, that, while the Univer-
sity should be permitted to admit
freshmen at Flint this fall, its
branch should be replaced by an
independent state institution as
soon as possible.
Mott indicated yesterday that
his withdrawal of the $2.4 million
offer was to express disapproval
of the board's decision.
Seeks Clarity
"The Mott Foundation wants to
make it clear to Gov. George Rom-
ney and the State Board of Edu-
cation that it does not agree with
the proposal and is not interested
or willing to support it now or in
the future," Mott said.
The Mott grant was to be a key
factor in the University's plans to
build a new campus for its branch,
which now shares facilities with
Flint Community College. At the
time of the state board ruling,
board-officials expressed hope that
private groups would support their
proposal for an independent
school. The proposed new institu-
tion would also require a separate
The Flint decision is the first
test of the new state board's in-
fluence, and board President
Thomas Brennan has indicated
that reaction to the ruling will be
an important factor in determin-
ing his opinion as to whether the
board should be granted more
authority. A proposed constitu-
tional amendment which would in-
crease the boards power by elim-
inating the autonomy of individ-
ual state schools is' now being
considered by the Senate Judiciary
At the moment, the board is
embarking on studies that will
eventually lead to the development
of a master plan for higher edu-
cation in Michigan.
According to. board vice-presi-
dent Leon Fill, the board's plans
-A visit to Sault Ste. Marief
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the l
the Center for Research on Conflict
The area of experimental g
ficant research tool in studying
Prof. Anatol Rapoport, re
Mental Health Research Instit'
individual reactions to game sit
the parameters of disarmament.
The most basic of the ga
variety in which mutual coopers
to rewards for both, defection]
and defection by one party leads
and heavy punishment to the'oth
..i By varying the amount of re
he can study the effect on beha
. In this situation Rapoport f
m their performance in the gam
at an average 50 per cent level
dropped until about trial 30, R
recovery starts and cooperation i
trials, cooperation is at an avera
In another experiment play
the same choice that their opp

next Wednesday to consider Mich-
igan Technological University's
plans to expand its branch pro-
gram there and to investigate the
long-range educational needs of
the area;
-A study of medical education
in Michigan, which inevitably will
include consideration of Michigan
State University's controversial
two-year medical program, and
-An investigation of possibili-
ties for establishing an indepen-
dent four-year state university in
'the Bay City area, as recommend-
ed in the report of Gov. George
Romney's "blue ribbon" Citizens'
Committee on Higher Education."
Relevant to long-range expan-
sion of education in Michigan,
Sen. Garland Lane (D-Flint) has
introduced a bill in the Senate
to provide a state authority to
supervise and coordinate schools;
offering technical and vocational3
training but not granting bac-
calaureate degrees.
While supervision of s u c h
schools is presently entrusted to
the state board,Lane does not see
his proposal as a challenge to the
board's authority.






'U' Professors Support
Johnson's Viet Policy
Sixteen members of the political science department, professors
and instructors, have indicated support of President Lyndon B. John-
son's current policy in Viet Nam .A letter to the President signed by
these 16 faculty members, was released yesterday to The Daily.
In that letter, the faculty members stated they "staunchly
support" the views presented in the President's speech of April 7
given at Johns Hopkins University, "believing that the policy he
then enunciated best serves the interests of the United States and
of world peace."
The letter is being sent to the President with copies addressed
to Secretary of State Dean Rusk and McGeorge Bundy, assistant to
the President, according to Prof. Russel H. Fifield of the political
science department and one of the signators of the letter. The letter
--- 'was circulated among members of



Davies Explicates Role
Of Contemporary Poets
"A poet has a life such that simply by living he challenges,
criticizes, and condemns his society. The prophets, puch as D. H.
Lawrence, are outside the culture; the poets, like Carlyle and Blake,
shape the culture. They are society's indispenables."
Thus Prof. Donald Davies of Oxford University, noted British
poet and critic, summed up the need for the sincere poet at the
annual Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards presentation.
"Poetry is now merely a vehicle by which a poet acts out his
agony and discomfort of being a poet or even of living in the 20th

ViolenceBitter Feud Figure
In 'Unique' County's Polities
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series on the political
situation in Livingston county, Michigan.
Special To The Daily
HOWELL-After two years of polite in-fighting, the two factions
within Livingston County's Democratic party split wide open in last
fall's primary campaign and the county convention which followed it.
The spark ignited when Martin Lavan, a Brighton lawyer who
had controlled the county Democratic apparatus until 1962, made a
full-scale effort to regain control. His opposition: Edward Rettinger,
Hamburg township clerk, who had ousted Lavan as, county Demo-
cratic chairman in 1962.
The Lavan and Rettinger factions quickly squared off, accusing

the department by Professors Fi-
field and Frank Grace, according
to Assistant Prof. Norman C.
Thomas who also signed the letter.
Both Fifield and Grace refused
any further comment on the letter.
There is "considerable difference
of opinion" among those who sign-
ed the letter, Thomas said. "Some
of the people on the list are more
critical of Johnson's policy than
others," he noted.
However, "the basic thread of
agreement" is that we all feel the
President's speech provided a
"basis for satisfactory settle-
ment," Thomas continued. "It is
a constructive and positive re-
sponse to the problem and one
which deserves support," he added.
Most of the people who signed
the letter are "liberals," accord-
ing to Prof. Robert N. Wells, an-
other signator. "Many people will
say 'Here come the right-wing
hawks'," he added, "but the sig-
nators are mostly people who have
taken a liberal approach to foreign
Commenting on the student-
faculty teach-in of March 24th
which protested the administra-
tion's policy in Viet Nam, Wells
said he would have participated in
it if it had been "a dialogue rather
than a protest."
As it was, the set-up of the
teach-in "did not provide a frame-
work for a meaningful exchange of
Views," Wells added. "I had a1
feeling that the dice were loaded,"
he said, "and that no one really
wanted to listen to the other side."'

century. The public life and the
private life of the poet are miser-
ably confounded" Davies said of
the new "confessional" poets, the
sincere poets of the present time.
The Hopwood Awards, among
the largest cash awards for crea-
tive writing in the country, are"
now in their 35th year. This year
there were 16 major and 14 minor
awards in the fields of fiction,
drama, poetry, and essay, totaling
$16,900 in cash.
Paula Spurlin of Ann Arbor, Dan
Campbell of Olivet, and Mrs. Ann 01-
sen Burr, also of Ann Arbor, each
won two major awards.
In the minor drama awards Steven
Coffman won $600, Davida Kurnick won
$500, and Diane Ouding won $400.
In the major essay department Pau-
la A. bpurling ($900), Anne E. Burr
($600), Michael Schover ($500) and
Sherman Silber ($400) 'all received
The winners in the minor essay
department were Marilyn Schiffman
($300), Elizabeth Meese ($400), Su-
zanne Naiburg ($500), and Carolyn
Coffin ($500).
The winners in the major drama de-
partment were Daniel Campbell ($900),
Theodore Rancont, Jr. ($800), Anne
E. Burr ($600), and Donald A. Bohlen
The winners of the major fiction
department were Paula Spurling ($900),
Alan G. Palmer ($700), Joseph N. Wil-
kenson ($700), and Daniel R. Campbell
The winners in the minor fiction de-
partment were Nelson P. Lande ($300),
Robert M. Hunt ($300), Gerald Fife
($500), and John A. Holm ($600).
The winners in the minor poetry
division were Martha A. MacNeil ($600),
Claudia Buckholts ($400), and Judith
Snider ($300).
The winners in the major poetry di-
vision were Rev. James Torrens ($500),
Steven W. AMay ($500), Alvin E. Fritz
S($800), and Charles J. Stoneburner
Only seniors and graduates are al-
lowed to compete in the major divi-
sions. Undergraduates are eligible for
the minor Hopwood awards.

We Erred
A report on the Michigan Schol-
ars in College Teaching program
.which appeared in The Daily re-
cently contained inaccurate state-
ments which may have been mis-
leading to the reader,
The Michigan Scholars program
is designed to recognize and. en-
courage capable undergraduates
to enter the field of college teach-
The story incorrectly stated that
one-third of the Michigan Schol-
ars "elect to pursue graduate
study." Actually all but a few of
the 340 Michigan Scholars who
have reached the graduate level
have gone on to graduate school.
The one-third mentioned above
represents those who chose to at-
tend graduate programs at the
The recent Daily report says the
few Michigan Scholars who do not
go beyond the Masters degree "are
at best Master's degree holders
who have spent three years main-
ly preparing for college teaching."
The word "least" was intended
where "best" appears.
The story concluded by saying
the growth and development of
the program at the University "is
being restricted by the improper
emphasis on PhD degrees and re-
search." This statement was an
unwarranted conclusion from a
previous story on the program that
appeared in The Daily.
The original story was checked
back with Jellema, but due to
some oversights in copy-editing of
the story, these incorrect state-
ments appeared.

To Inspect
Greek Policy
To Rule Out Possible
Discrimination in
'Recommend' Forms
Panhellenic Association, at a
meeting of the Presidents Coun-
cil yesterday, passed a resolution
supporting the Membership Com-
mittee of Student Government
Council in its request that the
sororities submit their membership
recommendation forms for inspec-
tion by the committee.
The inspection is meant to im-
plement the Committee's regula-
tions on membership in student
organizations which state, "No
group shall adopt, maintain or
apply a discriminatory member-
ship policy or accept as valid a
veto fromalumni oractive mem-
bers based on race, color, religion,
creed, national origin or ancestry,"
Following an address by Vice-
President for Student Affairs
Richard L. Cutler on the future
use and purpose of the Greek
system at the University, Pan-
hellenic passed the resolution by
a vote of 24 in favor to two op-
In a preface to the resolution,
Panhellenic asserts that the rea-
sons for its support of the action
of the Membership Committee are
as follows:
--Panhellenic h a s "strongly
supported the status of collegiate
chapters of sororities as recog-
Last Issue
With this issue The Daily
completes its publication for
this term. The first edition for
the summer term will appear
May 5. The fall tet'm's Daily
will begin with a free preview
editions Aug. 27. Regular pub-
lication will resume Aug. 31.

each other of such political
as War
ast part of a three part series on
aming is fast becoming a signi
disarmament and cooperatiol
search mathematician at th
ute explains that he is usin
uations to study what he call
imes is the prisoners' dilemm
ation between two players lead
by both is detrimental to bot
to high reward for the defecto
wards for each course of actio
vior caused by variation of th
ound men differed from wome
ning situation. Men started ou
of cooperation. This percentag
Rapoport said. At this point
ncreases until at the end of 30
ge 70 per cent level.
ers oppose "stooges" who mak
onents made on the last tria

crimes as ineffective party leadership
and divisive tactics.
During the 1964 struggle:
o Each group charged that the
other faction's candidates for the
September primary ballot had
filed illegal nominating petitions;
-Primary election ballots had
the names of Rettinger-supported
candidates in smaller size and
boldness than those backed by
-A riot occurred at last fall's
Democratic county convention,
prompting a State Police investi-
gation, and
-A court suit challenging the
n. validity of the eventual winning
e faction, the Rettinger group, is
g now in progress.
is . Started in 1930's
Lavan first took over the chair-
a manship in the 1930's when he
s settled in Brighton and ran for
h county prosecutor on the Demo-
)r cratic ticket.I
In the fall primary of 1962,
n however, Lavan failed to put up a
n Democratic slate of candidates
e for county offices. A number of
dissatisfied Democrats then stag-
n ed a write-in campaign for such
it a slate.
;e The Michigan Democrat, a par-
a ty newsletter, reported later that
0 the Lavan forces had supported
"what some called 'acceptable Re-
e publicans'" in the 1962 primary
. |in lieu of selecting a Democratic


,Ypsilanti Plans GreekTheatre

nized student organizations;"
-It supports the "University
policy on non-discrimination bas-
ed on Regents' By-law 2.14;"
-It recognizes the authority to
implement this by-law given by
the Regents to SGC, and
--It recognizes that "sororities
are student organizations which
are subject to the rules and pro.
cedures established by SGC to im-
plement Regents' By-law 2.14."
Cutler Comments
Cutler said in his address that
he is concerned about the Greek
s;;stem to the extent to which it
lives up to its ideals.
He said although he is sensitive
to the sorority members' right and
need to select their associates, he
cannot understand the kind of
selectivity based on social, na-
tional, religious or racial back-
ground. He explained that one *of
the advantages of the University
is its diversity-the onortunity


The first authentic Greek am-
phitheatre to be constructed in
over 2000 years is to be built in'
Ypsilanti in the next year, ac-
cording to plans announced re-
cently by Mrs. Clara G. Owens,
president ot fhe Ypsilanti Greek
The new theatre will -ombine

The plays will be produced by
a resident professional semi-rep-
ertory company. Greek stage and
motion picture ("Never on Sun-
day," "Phaedra") actress Melina
Mercouri will be among members
of the first season's company. The
program will be a varied program
of classic Greek drama and more
contemporary plays, Mrs. Owens

the $4 million needed to build the
theatre is to begin soon, Mrs..
Owens noted. Over $200,000 has
already been raised in the Ypsi-
lanti area.
The 1,900 seat auditorium will
be fully enclosed and air-condi-
tioned; other features will include
a glass enclosed intermission gal-
lery with a view of Riverside Park
an1 the Huron River. The gallerv


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