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'U' To Study Minorities

The Office of Financial Analysis
has been designated to coordinate
a study of individuals of minority
groups employed by the Univer-
sity, Frederick E. Oliver, director
of the office says.
The Board of Regents, comply-
ing with a request from the Pres-
ident's Committee on Equal Em-
ployment Opportunity, asked at its
Dec. 21 meeting that the study be'


"We are just getting underway,"
said Oliver, who called the study
a "priority job." The Office plans
forms in all offices and depart-
ments of the University, and then
make a compilation of the result-
ing statistics. He could not predict
the date of completion of the
study, but indicated it would take
some time.
Washington Request
The original request for such a
compilation came from the gov-

House Democrats Predict
Elarged Rules Committee
WASHINGTON (MP)-Liberal House Democrats predicted yesterday
they will win the fight for an enlarged House Rules Committee-and
said the Republicans are on the spot.
The House Democratic leadership of Speaker John W. McCor-
mack (D-Mass.), also was cautiously optimistic and dropped any idea
of postponing the crucial vote beyond opening day next Wednesday.
But because of massive opposition of southern Democratic conserva-
tives', the administration forces

Thayer Wins
Senate Post
Special To The Daily
LANSING - For the time being,
Republican moderates control the
state Senate.
The 23 GOP members of the 34-
man upper chamber emerged from
a grim two-hour caucus in a Lan-
sing hotel Dec. 27 after choosing
Sen. Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann
Arbor) caucus chairman and
chairman of the committee on
committees, and giving the mod-
erates four of the six Republican
seats on that committee.
Thayer,, an avid supporter of
Gov. George Romney, won these
two key positions by only a 12-11
count over Sen. Frank Beadle
Beadle Mystery
r But nobody knows who was the
moderates' 12th vote. Alignment
of the other 21 Republicans is
common knowledge, but it's a mys-
tery which way Beadle himself and
Sen. Harry Litowich (R-Benton
Harbor) went in the secret ballot-
Beadle may get the chairman-
ship of the appropriations com-
If he accepts the latter post -
as Thayer would like him to -
Beadle would replace arch-con-
servative Elmer Porter (R-Bliss-
field) as head of the group which
molds University appropriations
as well as those for most state
government agencies.
Romney Pledge
Thayer called the moderate
sweep a victory for the newly-
inaugurated Romney. "I am
pledged to the Romney Adminis-
tration. As caucus chairman, it is
my responsibility to see that its
programs are carried out."
He added that the election of
new brand of Republicanism."
moderate leadership "signals a
Thayer said it came in with Rom-
ney on the executive level and now
was extended to the legislature.
"This positive type of Republi-
can approach will view state prob-
lems "with the careful eye of the
businessman and the enlighten-
ment of the scholar," he explained.
Other results of the GOP show-
down had moderate Sen. William
Milliken (R-Traverse City) elect-
ed as floor leader, and conserva-
tive Sen. John Smeekins (R-Cold-
water) given the nod for the
relatively insignificant post of
president pro-tem.
Thayer acknowledged that a
"majority of the new senators"
voted with the moderates. These
freshman legislators included Sen-
ators William J. Leppien (R-Sag-
inaw), Emil Lockwood (R-St.
Louis), Sen. Milton Zaagman (R-
Grand Rapids), Robert Vanderlaan
(R-Grand Rapids) and Garry
Brown, (R-Grand Rapids).
They joined hard-core moder-
ates Senators John Fitzgerald (R-
Grand Ledge), Farrell Roberts (R-
Pontiac), Frederic Hilbert (R-
Wayland), Thomas Schweigert
(R-Petoskey), Milliken and Thay-
Considered in the conservative
camp were Senators Clyde Geer-
lings (R-Holland), Harold Hughes
(R-Clare), Kent Lundgren (R-
Menominee), Haskell Nichols (R-
Jackson), Lloyd Stephens (R-
Scottville), Paul Younger (R-Lan-
sing), newcomer Lester O. Begick
(R-Bay City), Arthur Dehmel (R-'
Unionville), Porter and Smeekins.
Thayer cautioned against spec-
ulation on committee chairman-

need to pick up some Republicar
votes to win.
Rep. John Blatnik, (D-Minn.)
said Republicans "can be labeled
obstructionist from the start," un-
less they line up with those who
want to keep the Rules Committee
at 15 members, rather than let it
revert to 12 and again give com-
mittee conservatives power tc
block legislation.
Enlarged by special resolutior
two years ago, the committee will
revert to 12 members unless the
House again acts,
"There will be a lot of real soul
searching," on the part of Repub-
licans, agreed Rep. Chet Holifield,
(D-Calif.), "it will put Republicans
on the spot. Either they vote tc
enlarge the committee or they vote
to use this mechanical device tc
prevent the House from voting
legislation up or down."
Blatnik and Holifield spoke tc
newsmen after a lengthy strategy
meeting with McCormack.
President John F. Kennedy has
said his legislative program will
be hurt unless the Rules Commit-
tee continues-at 15 members.
The decision two years ago was
by a 217-212 vote of the House.
By this narrow margin, the House
cut the power of Rules Committee
Chairman Howard W. Smith, (D-
Va.), and other Democratic con-
servatives to stalemate bills by
joining with four Republicans on
the committee.
Holifield said he felt more con-
fident of winning this time than
he did before the test two years
ago. A spokesman for McCor-
mack's leadership also has voiced
cautious confidence. But no one
is claiming certain victory.
Asks Revised
Debate Rules
Sherman Cooper (R-Ky) sug-
gesteC yesterday two changes in
the Senate's rules, claiming they
would make its debates shorter,
livelier and more to the point. '
One of his proposals would re-
quire debate to be confined to
the measure up for action in the
Senate. A Senator now can talk
about anything under the sun.
Cooper urged also altering the
rules to limit written statements
in Senate debates to the floor
manager of a bill, the authors of
major amendments, and the lead-
ers of the opposition.

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ernment in March of last year,
and was in line with a general re-
quest from Washington that all
contractors with the federal gov-
ernment submit such data.
The University, as a major con-
tractor among educational insti-
tutions, received $28.5 million in
government grants and contracts
during the fiscal year ending June
30, 1962.
However, University officials did
not immediately react in compli-
ance to the government request,
because University non-discrimin-
ation policies had previously ruled
on race, color, religion, national
origin or ancestry of employes.
No Violation
The University also investigated
provisions of the state Fair Em-
ployment Practices Act, and found
that such a post-employment study
would not be in violation of the
Continued correspondence with
Hobart Taylor, Jr., special coun-
sel for the President's Cmmittee,
resulted in several recommenda-
tions for the procedure to be fol-
lowed in making the study.
Taylor suggested the University
"turn in a count based on a visual
check," and also pointed out that
the records be listed apart from
regular personnel records and
simply considered post-employ-
ment statistical data. He asked
that the minority groups to be sur-
veyed should "constitute an identi-
fiable factor in the local labor
Some University officials, pre-
paring to fill out the requested
government forms in their own de-
partments, remarked on the am-
biguity of the government form.
One office noted that it did not
plan to keep the results of the
survey, for it did not consider it
University policy to keep such
Make Change
In Engineering
The Regents recently approved
a change in the wording of the
statement of degree requirements
for students seeking undergradu-
ate engineering college degrees.
The scholastic requirements for
graduation are now expressed in
terms of the quality and level of
attainment reached by the stu-
dent rather than in terms of the
total number of credit hours. The
basic level of attainment required
1) Demonstrated proficiency in
fundamental fields of study com-
mon to all degree programs; and
2) Satisfactory completion of the
particular program of courses, or
their equivalent, required in the'
elected degree program. All de-
tailed requirements are to be spe-1
cified by the engineering college
There will be no course changes
for most engineering students.
However, students who have the
equivalent of a listed course are
no longer required to take that
course to fulfill the requirements.
Judgement of the equivalence of
courses or level of attainment will1
be made by a representative of the
faculty most closely associated
with the field of work.
Also, at present, a student, by
having at least 30 hours of work

Gfives Plan
For Delta
To Grow
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Delta College's hopes
of becoming affiliated with the
University took a beating during
the Christmas recess when a tem-
porary legislative committee rec-
ommended that a unique "piggy-
back" plan be instituted as the
best blueprint for expansion of
Under this plan, drawn up by
Assistant Dean John X. Jamrich
of Michigan State University's ed-
ucation school, an autonomous
junior-senior college would be set
up to handle transfers from Del-
ta, a freshman-sophomore institu-
tion, as well as students from other
community colleges.
The two schools would have
separate administration and fac-
ulty, but an interlocking board of
Short on Time
Sen. Lester O. Begick (R-Bay
City), chairman of the interim
legislative committee which went
out of existence Dec. 31, explained
that the group simply didn't have
sufficient time to give detailed
thought to schemes for a Delta
tie-up with the University.
He noted that his committee was
obligated to report back to the
state Legislature, but "we couldn't
act on anything that wasn't defi-
He emphasized, however, that
the Legislature certainly would be
able to consider any alternative
plans for Delta expansion which
might be formulated.
Favor Affiliation
Nine of the 12 Delta trustees
favor some sort of affiliation with
the University, perhaps along lines
similar to the University's branch-
es at Flint and Dearborn.
Former Delta board chairman
Maurice Brown admitted that "we
don't have a plan yet," but prom-
ised to "come up with something
more concrete" this month.
University officials have tended
to be lukewarm towards estab-
lishing a branch at Delta, al-
though negotiations on the mat-
ter are continuing.
Entering Agreements
Several legislators atpresent
openly favor the "piggy-back" plan
over University affiliation. "The
Legislature never had intended
when it set up these junior colleges
to give them the right to enter
into agreements with college
boards to set up a four-year col-
lege," Rep. Allison Green (R-
Kingston) asserted.
"It floors me that you think so.
If you can do this, then there is a
'Pandora box' being opened for
state universities to set up a
branch anywhere and at anytime
they please," he added.
Another committee member as-
sailed a branch approach as "su-
permarket" education.

Faisal Calls
UAR, Yemen
DAMASCUS (P) - Premier
Crown Prince Faisal of Saudi Ara-
bia announced general mobiliza-
tion of his country yesterday,
lie and Yemen's republican regime
charging the United Arab Repub-
with continuing air and sea ag-
The announcement hardened
the belligerent positions taken by
both sides in the festering inter-
Arab dispute - President Nas-
ser's United Arab Republic and
the new Yemen republic on one
side, the monarchies of Saudi
Arabia and Jordan, plus the tribal
warriors of the dethroned Yemeni
king, on the other.
In a nationwide broadcast over
Faisal said Saudi Arabia is "de-
termined to take every measure to
repeal this aggression," which he
said reached a peak with border
attacks in the last few days.
He vowed the government would
spare no means to reinforce its
armed forces. He authorized the
nation's supreme defense council
tc take "all necessary measures to
enable the country to defend its
internal and external security."
Faisal's words were taken here
as an indication Saudi Arabia will
seek arms from other nations.
The United States has tried to
keep out of the dispute, which has
been fanned by propaganda on
both sides. But on the one hand,
American oil investments in Saudi
Arabia are huge-estimated as
high as a billion dollars - and
on the other, the United States
government recently gave formal
recognition to Yemen's three-
month-old republican regime.
Faisal charged "repeated ag-
gressive attacks from the sea and
air" were made against Saudi
Arabia's southern and southwest-
ern frontier during the last month.
Quads Get
New Listings
As installation of room tele-
phones in East and West Quad-
rangles is now complete, the
phone numbers of the two
quadrangles have been changed.
The number of West Quad-
rangle is the same as South
Quadrangle: NO 3-7541.
The new number of East
Quadrangle is NO 5-4111.

Cuba May Release
250 U.S. Citizens
WASHINGTON (P)-State department sources said yesterday
about 250 American citizens may be permitted soon to return from
Cuba to the United States.
The Red Cross sent a small plane to Havana in what may be
the first step of this latest evacuation from the island.
Officials here said the Swiss embassy-which is handling United
States diplomatic relations with the government of Cuban Premier
Fidel Castro-has advised that ?

about 250 persons with claims to
United States citizenship are in-
volved in the pending move.
Did Not Join
It was explained that these are
United States citizens of Cuban
extraction or with Cuban con-
nections who, for various reasons,
did not choose to join in the
earlier repatriations from the is-
The reported 23 Americans who
are prisoners of the Cubans are
not involved in the current nego-
tiations-nor are the 1,000 or so
additional relatives of Cuban in-
vaders whose removal from the
island has been in abeyance for
more than a week.
The Red Cross reported from
Miami that it had chartered a
100-passenger four-engine plane
to fly out the Cuban-Americans.
But, the relief organization said,
some hitch developed and this
charter was canceled.
Flies to Havana
In place of the DC-6B, the Red
Cross chartered a twin-engined
DC-3 which has a capacity of
about 30 and flew to Havana yes-
terday with a team of three Red
Cross workers-two pharmacists
and a doctor.
It is not known here exactly
how many persons with valid
claims to United States citizenship
remain in Cuba, and the estimates
range from 500 to 2000.
It is difficult to get an ac-
curate figure because many of
those involved are married to
Cubans, have lived most of their
lives in Cuba andhave been as-
similated into the Cuban popula-
Clear Red Tape
Like government sources here,
Red Cross officials in Miami were
unable to say just what caused
the delay in removing the 250
Cuban-Americans. But indications
were that those wishing to leave
have not yet been fully cleared
through the Cuban red tape.
According to officials here, the
plan is to fly the Americans back
to the states on planes being used
to fly Red Cross food and medi-
cines to Cuba.
Bighinatti said no roster of the
250 persons had been received.
"The only thing we know is that
the Swiss ambassador notified the
United States state department
that Castro okayed 250 Americans
to leave," Bighinatti said.


Regents Set
Regents Eugene B. Power and
Donald M. D. Thurber announced
last week their candidacy for the
regental nomination at the Demo-
cratic state convention Feb. 2.
Power will be seeking his sec-
ond term as a Regent while Thur-
ber, appointed to the body in 1958,
will be seeking his first elected
Both said they plan to campaign
as a team if nominated-"a team
within a team," Thurber noted.
The two will be running with
other Democrats for Wayne State
and Michigan State Universities
governing boards, the state board
of education, and superintendent
of public instruction.
To Hold Talks
The Michigan Regional of the
United States National Student
Association will meet at the Uni-
versity this weekend.
Delegates from Alma College,
Central Michigan University, Flint
Junior College, Kalamazoo College,
Marygrove College, Mercy College,
Michigan College of Mining and
Technology, Michigan State Uni-
versity, the University and Wayne
State University will attend the
three day conference.
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Roger W. Heyns will deliver!
the keynote address Saturday
morning. His topic will be "Uni-
versity Autonomy."
Five workshops are scheduled
for the weekend with plenary ses-
sions to follow. Michigan Union
President Robert Finke, '63, and
Student Government Council
member Kenneth Miller, '64, will
lead the first workshop, a discus-
sion on speaker policy.
The second, led by Daily Editor
Michael Olinick, '63, and Council
President Steven Stockmeyer, '63,
will deal with the relations be-
tween financing higher education
and the control of educational

Drug Charge
NAACP President
Claims State Tries
To Discredit SNCC
A Michigan State University
student and a former MSU stu-
dent, carrying supplies for unem-
ployed Negroes, have been arrested
in Clarksdale, Miss., on charges
of "unlawful possession of barbit-
The pair, Benjamin Taylor and
Ivanhoe Donaldson, both of whom
have pleaded innocent, left Mich-
igan last week with 1,500 pounds
of food and clothing collected by
University students before the
Christmas recess for unemployed
Negroes in the Clarksdale area who
have been denied relief by Missis-
sippi authorities.
They have refused to distribute
federal surplus food designed to
aid Negro agricultural workers left
out of work by an early winter.
Friends of the Student Non-Viol-
ent Coordinating Committee, a
University student organization,
gathered the goods and also deliv-
ered $500 Tor their aid.
Taylor and Donaldson left Ann
Arbor in a truck three days before
Christmas and arrived in Clarks-
dale on Christmas eve. After deliv-
ering their cargo they went to
Louisville where several integra-
tion groups had collected more
food, clothing and medicine. They
arrived back in Clarksdale on Dec.'
Clarksdale Chief of Police Ben
Z. Collins said yesterday that his
men found the pair sleeping in
their truck at 3 a.m. and brought
them in for "investigation." They
were not under arrest. Later the
truck was searched and the bar-
bituates discovered, he said.
Collins said he was "not at lib-
erty" to name the drugs or indi-
cate in what quantity they were
Aaron Henry, president of the
National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People in
Mississippi and a Clarksdale resi-
dent, eventually found out that
Taylor and Donaldson were in jail
although they were not allowed
any phone calls. He secured law-
yers for the pair and preliminary
hearings were waived so that bail
could be set.
"We didn't expect bail to be any
more than $1,000 and we wanted
to get the boys out," Aaron ex-
plained. However, Circuit Judge
Edward H. Green set bail at $15-
000 each.
"They really fooled us. That was
a bit more than we could afford,"
Aaron said. Taylor and Donald-
son's lawyers moved for a writ of
habeas corpus on grounds of ex-
cessive bail, but yesterday Green
reduced the bond to $1,500 each.
Several groups are now attempting
to raise the money to get them
Three doctors in Louisville who
gathered the medicine have sent
sworn affidavits to Mississippi and
the United States Civil Rights
Commission stating that there
were absolutely no barbituates,
sedatives or narcotics among the
articles collected.
Carl Braden of the Southern
Conference Educational Fund,
which helped collect the goods in
Louisville, voiced the suspicion that
Clarksdale police "are not beyond
planting barbituates which they
bought in some corner drugstore."
Collins unconditionally denied that
any such act had taken place.

School Admits
Two Negroes
ATLANTA (A)-Emory Univer-
sity, which has more than 4,000
white students, admitted two Ne-
groes yesterday as full time stu-
dents for the first time in the his-
tory of the Methodist-supported
A snieman caid the two Allie


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Pair on Negro Relief Trip

Regents Appoint Chairmen
To Head Three Departments

Musical To Arrive

By The Associated Press
versity faculty members won $1,000
prizes for papers presented at last
week's meeting of the American,
Association for the Advancement
of Science.
Prof. William A. Gamson of the
sociology department won the an-
nual socio-psychological prize for
his work on political coalitions.
Prof, Richard D. Alexander of the
zoology department was awarded
the Newcomb Cleveland Prize for
his paper on "The Role of Be-
havioral Study in Cricket Classifi-
The meeting was highlighted by
the reading of papers especially in
the social sciences and considera-
tion of the role of science in the

.,"-Uk aV1 v w ° The Regents named three new department heads at the Decem- ,
at the Ann Arbor campus prior tob
his last 30 hours before gradua- ber meeting before the Christmas holidays.
tion can elect six of those last 30 Prof. Walton M. Hanock of the engineering college was appointed
hours at another recognized col- chairman of the industrial engineering department, replacing Prof.
lege. Wyeth Allen who will retire this semester. The department of engi-
neering mechanics will have a new
head, Prof. Jesse Ormonroyd.
His term will begin next July,
upon the retirement of Prof. Rus-
sell Dodge, the present chairman.
OR OS TeenfalORSNew Botany Head
o norsIresentatNewonsHeadProf. Alfred S. Sussman will be-
eome head of the botany depart-
ment in the literary college after
He declared that in scientific sure-pressure to get the answer Prof. Kenneth Jones retires in
matters, "the government exists today. The whole circumstance is July.
almost apart from the people. intimidating," he concluded. The Regents accepted $58,000
There are Atomic Energy Commis- Prof. Van Allen suggested that grant for research on ambulatory
sion men who live out their lives the President's committee be given patient housing at the Medical
without ever talking to anyone ex- looser ties to the executive depart- Center from the W. K. Kellogg
cept other AEC people. ment and that the group consult Foundation.
"The whole spirit of science in more outside experts before giv-
government is under political pres- ing advice. Vice-President for Business and
I I Meanwhile, the association's Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont re-
committee on science in the pro- ported that the Physics-Astron-
motion of human welfare attempt- omy Bldg. will be completed late
ed to stimulate discussion on th this spring. Construction on the
new Lawrence D. Ruhl research
role of science in the community. center on human genetics will be-
!{-Human Survival gin soon.
The group suggested earlier in The Regents accepted the con-!
the year that a "new science of struction bid at the meeting.
human survival" be established so
that mankind will not misuse the
results of scientific research. Other building reports indicated
As a result of the dangerous and that the structure and some of


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