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Seventy-Fifth Year

Each Time I Chanced To See Franklin D.
.Out-of-State Students: Black Mark on the Record
by U. Nel Berkson


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and up.

and up,


Washtenaw Citizens Should
Support Comniunity College

PROPOSED Washtenaw Communi-
ty College would serve to alleviate
many of the county's growing educational
High school graduates who either can-
not afford further education or who do
not have the requirements for college ad-
mission are presently up against a stone
wall. Employment opportunities are prac-
tically non-existent unless the graduate
has at least some technical skill.
Ironically, with the number of unem-
ployed' high school graduates growing,
the industrial employers find there is a
shortage of skilled or semi-skilled workers
to fill job opportunities.
posed college would offer is a one- or
two-year technical and vocational train-
ing program developed to meet the needs
of area industry.
Thus, just one of the college's programs
would help solve two problems: indus-
try's employment need and the surplus
of unemployed high school graduates.
The curriculum also includes a two-
year program in regular college work aim-
ed at those who plan to repair scholastic
weaknesses before transferring to a four-
year school.
THE PROBLEM of unemployment in the
county extends to more than just high
school graduates. Adults also suffer from
technological innovations which have re-
placed their jobs.
The proposed college has a program for
the retraining and continuing education
for adults which would help solve the
program of displaced and unemployed
Aside from high school graduates and
displaced adult workers, the Washtenaw
County unemployment program is wors-
ened by the high percentage of high
school dropouts.
IF THE COMMUNITY college is created,
perhaps these dropouts would be mo-
tivated to finish high school and continue
their education in a technical or voca-
tional program.
The majority of these dropouts are
already in a deprived economic bracket
and suffer from a feeling that there is
Managing Editor Editorial Director
ANN GWIRTZMAN ............... Personnel Director
BILL BULLARD ........................ Sports Editor
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GARY WYNER............Associate Sports Editor
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MARY LOU BUTCHER. ...Contributing Editor
CHARLES TOWLE.........Contributing Sports Editor
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no hope of raising their socio-economic
status. If there were an institution with
programs aimed directly at alleviating
their employment (and eventually their
economic) problem, perhaps they would
take advantage of it. At least there is the
chance the college would appeal to them.
A GROUP of interested citizens have
formed a committee for the Washte-
naw County Community College on the
basis of a citizens' survey of the county's
educational needs. The committee, head-
ed by Professor Emeritus Wyeth Allen, is
working on informing the public of the
educational needs which the proposed
college would fulfill.
Other groups working with either the
culturally deprived student, the unem-
ployed dropout or high school graduate
are laying the groundwork for the pro-
posed college. ,
The Tutorial and Cultural Research
Project is set up to give tutorial aid to the
city's culturally deprived elementary and
secondary school students. University
students volunteer to tutor and so far
the project has worked well.
Also th'e Ann Arbor Human Relations
Commission has contacted and worked
with unemployed high school graduates
or dropouts to either secure them jobs or
place them into a vocational or techni-
cal training program.
Richard Simmons, Jr., assistant director
of the commission, has set up a Job
Placement Bureau and is working on get-
ting a counseling program into operation
to channel unemployed youths into avail-
able positions.
outgrowth of programs such as these.
Its creation depends on the outcome of
the January ballot.
If the citizens defeat the proposed
Washtenaw County Community College,
they are denying the county's youth of
opportunity for higher education and pre-
venting the work of the Tutorial Proj-
ect and the HRC from coming to natural
climax and fruition.
The citizens of Washtenaw County can-
not afford to let an opportunity such as
the proposed college be defeated. The in-
formed, conscientious citizen will vote
"yes" in January.
Poor Sports
current presidential race were present
at yesterday's Minnesota-Michigan Home-
coming football game.
As the 60,000-plus crowd streamed into
the Stadium they were continually pest-
ered by persons trying to give out single-
sheet "lineups." In the past a similar
sheet had contained only innocuous ad-
vertisements for local merchants, but this
one revealed the gory details of the Jen-
kins' case on its backside.
Slightly later, as the band finished up
its salute to the United Nations for Unit-
ed Nations Week, a helicopter appeared
over the southern horizon with an adver-
tising streamer trailing behinrd proclaim-
ing in big, red letters, "Help the U.S. get
out of the UN."

Next year's enrollment reaches a record figure of
30,300-Wait a minute. What did you say? Oh!-30,900.
The numbers seem to whirl like a computer on election
Can anything be done? Not much. The University
is not its own boss. It belongs to the citizens of the
state of Michigan. Try to tell them that Johnny can't
come here next year because enrollment is being frozen.
Last year's "blue ribbon" report on higher education
projected a total college enrollment in the state of 229,-
000 next year, 321,000 by 1970. These figures, which are
already being revised upward, compare to an actual
160,000 in 1960. Eighty per cent of the total enrollment
comes to the University and nine other state schools.
The pressure is on. Enrollment here will be going
up by 1500-2000 a year for the next ten years at least.
UNWANTED GROWTH is the first fact of life at
the University, and it is to the administration's credit
that it hasn't wasted time trying to avoid that fact.
Especially since the establishment of the Office of
Academic Affairs in 1962, the University has constantly
sought to gauge its long-term needs and resources.
Regardless of the merits of any higher education
institution with an enrollment over 30,000, the Univer-
sity has so far done a competent job of attempting to
cope with such numbers, While problems exist here
which can't be overlooked, when they are placed in
perspective against those of other monstrous state
institutions, the University comes out looking like Puff
the Magic Dragon.

ON THE OTHER HAND, the ceiling on out-of-state
students will greatly harm this institution if it remains
in effect. For the sixth straight year, the percentage
of non-Michigan residents at the University has dropped
until it is now nearing 25 per cent. The figure has
normally been over 30 per cent, sometimes well over.
The University has opted to keep the number of
out-of-state students constant; each year's extra stu-
dents have come entirely from within the state. Univer-
sity officials claim they don't like the policy, but they
have so far been unwilling to stand up to an ignorant
Legislature which uses this issue as a club.
A vocal minority of legislators is always threaten-
ing to cut the University's budget if it doesn't limit
out-of-state enrollment, As a matter of fact, a narrowly-
defeated rider on last year's higher education apprpria-
tion bill would have called on all state schools to reduce
out-of-state enrollment to 15 per cent.
TO PRAISE the cosmopolitan atmosphere out-of-
state students provide the University has become cliche.
These students, as a group, far out-perform their in-
state colleagues. They should, because their selection
process is much tougher. When wondering why Michigan
has earned a reputation far above other state schools,
it is worth comparing the out-of-state proportion here
and elsewhere.
Alumni continually express concern over the limit
on out-of-state students. They realize what such students
have meant to the University. Here is one element of
the enrollment situation that the administration can
do something about, and it's time that Lansing's bluff
on this issue was called.
* * * *
TOM SMITHSON made one good move in his semester
as SGC president-he decided not to run again. His

mishandling of Council business, both at the table and
away, steadily earned him the ire of more and more
Doug Brook now takes over the presidency at a
time when SGC could not be more glum. Not only are
members doing nothing, they don't begin to know what
they should be doing. Motions grow increasingly super-
ficial; debate at the table has become virtually non-
existent. The last meeting had to break up for lack
of a quorum.
BROOK HAS both administrative skill and an ex-
cellent, analytical mind which could aid SGC greatly if
he decides to depart from the tradition of Council
presidents and go to work. While he is not liberal, the
liberal-conservative breakdown on SGC has become
completely irrelevant. The division is between the com-
petents and the incompetents, and Brook is one of the
very few who falls in the former category.
His major drawback is a tendency to use SGC to
frame his own sense of humor. Brook unfortunately
considers himself a protege of Steve Stockmeyer, the
second worst president I have known on Council. Stock-
meyer's only concern was how SGC could further his
own political career. Once he got the title of president,
he proceeded to make jokes, drink beer and cheat his
way into a second term of office.
BROOK HAS enough problems, and hopefully, he
will not become so self-impressed that he will forget
his job. The officers stopped meeting regularly under
his predecessor; the committee structure is in bad
shape; students have not been assigned to-SACUA sub-
committees yet this year; membership regulations are
not being enforced.
* Brook has all the qualifications to be a good presi-
dent, and Council never needed him more.

The Week in Review
A Regents Meeting and a Pair of Major Decisions

Assistant Managing Editor
Assistant Editorial Director
which plans for new dormitory
construction were approved and
projected enrollment figures for
next fall were released culminated
news events this week at the Uni-
In terms of the undergraduate
student, the meeting could have
been moreasignificantaonly if the
Regents had named a new vice-
president for student affairs. The
current vice-president, James A.
Lewis, last summer announced
plans for his retirement from the
office. Informed sources had spec-
ulated the Regents might name
his successor at the October meet-
HOWEVER, a building schedule
for four housing complexes-Burs-
ley Hall, Cedar Bend Housing I
and II and the residential college
-was approved by the Regents, as
well as architectural plans for a
$4.9 million University Events
The new residential units will
house an additional 3600 students
by 1968-hardly soon enough, for
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Roger W. Heyns told the
Regents the University can expect
a record 1800-student enrollment
increase next August.
COMPARING projectedenroll-
ment figures with scheduled con-
struction for next year raises sev-
eral important questions. The Uni-
versity is planning to admit an
additional 1800 students, bringing
total enrollment to 30,900; how-
ever, it plans to complete no new
academic or housing facilities by
Even though it intends to en-
force a deferred admissions policy
which would accept some of these
additional students for the winter
term when enrollment is tradition-
ally smaller, the University will
be crowded. Classrooms and dorms
are already jammed with this
year's record 29,103 enrollment.
* * *
vide housing and classroom space
for the additional 1800 students
somewhere, but where? Officials
at the Friday meeting were unani-
mous in their optimism that the

University can handle the increase.
One wonders where their optimism
came from.
An fncrease of 1715 students this
year resulted in the temporary
housing of 460 students in make-
shift quarters in the dorms. An-
other 1800 above this year's en-
rollment cannot conceivably be
accommodated in University hous-
ing in its present form.
It appears evident thit admin-
istrators must be planning some
revision of University housing pol-
icies which would free eeded
spaces in the dorms for new stu-
dents. The most logical chan;ge
would be to grant apartmlent per-
mission to junior women now re-
quired to live in University hous-
ing. Such a policy change would
ease housing problems, iu, do
nothing to alleviate cramped
classroom conditions.
* * *
ANOTHER interesting aspect of
the projected enrollment figures
is that they do not correspond to
those in the University's operating
budget request. Made public just
two weeks ago, the budget request
of $55 million submitted to the
state Legislature was geared to an
enrollment of 30;300.
University officials have now
uped their estimate of next fall's
enrollment by 600. They have not,
however, altered the operating
budget request to make financial
provision for the extra 600.
Vice-President Harvin L. Niehuss,
the University had rejected the
idea of asking the state for more
money. He said the additional
students will increase revenues.n
It is true that 600 additional
students will bring in 600 more
tuition payments. But one won-
ders why, if tuition alone will not
finance an education for the rest
of the enrollment, the Regents
consider tuition sufficient payment
for the education of an additional
This may indicate that a tui-
tion hike, the second in four years,
is under serious consideration.
projected enrollment figures raise
concerns the status of the out-of-
state student at the University.
In a public statement last Wednes-
day, Registrar Edward Groesbeck
revealed that 73 per cent of the
present University enrollment con-
sists of Michigan residents, an

increase of 1.2 per cent over
last year.
The qualified out-of-state ap-
plicant is slowly being edged out
of the admission race by the
mushrooming crop of Michigan
high school graduates seeking en-
rollment at the University. The
trend began in 1959, and no end
is in sight.
* * *
HEYNS TOLD the Regents Fri-
day that although the University
will increase enrollment next year,
the out-of-state student percent-
age enrollment will remain at its
present level. This means the per-
centage of out-of-state students
to in-state students will drop again
for the seventh consecutive year.
It is understandable that th
University, a state-supported in-
stitution, should give some pref-
erence to Michigan residents in
admissions. But it is truly un-
fortunate that this means cutting
down on the number of out-of-
state students, often the most
active and academically apt group
on campus.
THE NEW University Events
Building, scheduled for completion
by 1966, will hold 14-16,000 per-

sons. Although it was designed
primarily, as a basketball arena,
the building can also be used for
other sports, lectures and stu-
dent entertainment.
The versatility of its design
speaks well for its planners. If
used as a concert hall by such
groups as the Chad Mitchell Trio
the new structure should effective-
ly eliminate the problem of block
ticket sales the Homecoming com-
mittee encountered working with.
the smaller facilities of Hill Aud.
* . .
STUDENT Government Council
officer elections resulted in the
following slate of officers for the
fall term: Douglas Brook, presi-
dent; Gary Cunningham, execu-
tive vice-president; Sherry Miller,
administrative vice-president and
Eugene Won, treasurer.
It is understandable that the
slate of officers to breathe life
into Council, which, by any con-
servative estimate, has been on
the decline since 1958. However,
judging by the undeniably un-
professional conduct of last Wed-
nesday's Council meeting, it might
be more appropriate to think of
the new officers as witnesses of
Council's death-throat rattle.

THE STUDENT protest move-
ment, currently exhibiting some
of the life that Council lacks, ex-
perienced another set-back Thurs-
day when Joint Judiciary Council
found Voice political party guilty
of violating two University rules.
Voice, in large part responsible
for the student protest revival,
sponsored an Oct. 5 student rally
on the Diag and distributed pam-
phlets in the Fishbowl. Permission
to hold the protest rally had
been denied by John Bingley, di-
rector of student activities and
JJC convicted Voice for illegal
procedures in these actions and
suspended recognition for one cal-
endar year. The suspension, how-
ever, will not become effective
unless Voice is convicted for sim-
ilar violations before May, 1965.
Loss of recognition would mean
an activities group could not spon-
sor speakers or use University
While JJC's suspended sentence
may be a fair one, hopefully it
won't stamp out life in one of the
few campus organizations now ex-
hibiting it.

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construction, Arkansas is ex-
periencing a spirited two-party
race for the governor's mansion.
Incumbent Gov.eOrville Faubus
(of Little Rock fame) is being
challenged by Republican Win-
throp Rockfeller (Nelson's broth-
er) in what may be the most im-
portant state race of the 1964
Just 15 years ago the late V. O.
Key, the foremost student of
Southern politics, pointed to Ar-
kansas as his best example of the
South's one-party politics. The
Democratic Party consisted of
many factions based not on politi-
cal philosophy or ideology but on
friendship and personality; thus,
as leaders arose and disappeared
there were few stable patterns
which could be discerned in Ar-
kansas politics. And, of course,
nomination in the Democratic
primary was tantamount to elec-
tion; there was no Republican
Party to speak of.
* * *
ALL THIS is changing now in a
way that moderate Republicans
long hoped it would and political
scientists predicted it should. Un-
like other Southern states which
have built Republican parties by
rallying around Barry Goldwater
as an opponent of civil rights,
Winthrop Rockefeller has built his
own party in Arkansas around the
desirability of industrial growth
for the state.
Rockefeller, a transplanted New
Yorker who bought a ranch in
Arkansas over a decade ago, has
served for the last eight years as
chairman of the Arkansas Indus-
trial Development Commission, a
post to which he was appointed by
Govurnor Faubus. In this capacity

eluding some strong supporters of
Barry Goldwater resent the take-
over of the party by the enthusias-
tic Rockefeller organization, and
some of these people have an-
nounced their support of Faubus.
ON THE ISSUE of Negro rights,
Rockefeller is known as consider-
ably more liberal than his op-
ponent. His campaign has been
free of the race-baiting tactics
which so often have characterized
Southern politics; in fact he tried
to avoid bringing the issue of
civil rights into the campaign at
Although he opposed the 1964
Civil Rights Act, Rockefeller has
said, "I believe as an American-
and I believe that all Americans
should believe-that there isn't
any room in this country for first
and second-class citizenship. I be-
lieve in equal rights for all Ameri-
cans, and I also believe that with
rights go responsibilities-and that
last is all too often forgotten."
Since one-seventh of the register-
ed voters in Arkansas are Negroes,
Rockefeller is likely to benefit
from that element for his mod-
erate stand.
Orville Faubus, on the other
hand, gained fame for his part
in the Little Rock school integra-
tion riots in 1957 when he defied
a Supreme Court order and called
out the state militia to prevent
integration of a Little Rock school.
For this act, he was for many
years viewed as the symbol of
Southern segregation.
5i" M
BUT DESPITE this reputation,
Faubus has not been the rabid
racist that some other southern
governors have been. Until re-
cently he has been known in his
own state as a racial moderate; in
fact, he ran as a moderate on the

The five terms which Faubus
has served have not been without
positive accomplishment. He has
increased pensionsand welfare
payments, built roads, improved'
mental institutions and presided
over a fairly prosperous (for Ar-
kansas) economy.
* * *
THE MAIN political support of
the governor has come in the past
from the rural and backwoods
areas of Arkansas which he him-
self calls home. In an effort to
solidify that support Faubus has
emphasized his identification with
these rural areas; he has called
the campaign "a battle to see if
a poor boy can still beat a mil-
Faubus has also attempted to
pull together various factions of
the Democratic Party in the state
in support of the entire Demo-
cratic ticket, and he has met with
some success. The governor had
little opposition in the primary
last July, and he has received
at least implicit support from
popular Sen. J. William Fulbright
who, despite his sharp ideological
differences with the governor,
fears strong opposition from the
GOP in his 1968 senatorial cam-
paign should Rockefeller win.
The governor himself has come
out in support of the Johnson-
Humphrey ticket, which he ex-
pects to take Arkansas.
Rockefeller, for his part, unlike
other southern Republicans, has
kept his distance from Barry Gold-
water in an attempt to win mod-
erate and liberal votes. He has
endorsed the Arizona senator but
rarely mentions him. At the same
time he hopes to benefit from the
coattails effect of a strong con-
servative vote for the Republican
presidential candidate.
* * *



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