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Fair, cooling towards
evening; colder tomorrow


Years of Editorial Freedom



Defense Grants
I:No Longer First
Burroughs Sees Change as 'Healthy'
For Departmental Distribution at '
For the first time in the history of the University, United States
government supported research in non-defense areas exceeded re-
search for defense purposes in a single academic year.
Figures ust released show that in -the year ended June 30, 1963,
the volume of non-defense research was $15.5 million, while defense-
related research totaled $12.8 million.
Director of Research Administration Robert Burroughs com-
mented that the increase in non-defense research fosters a "healthy"
situation for the University.
He explained that the University's "big problem" with large
sponsored research programs is that the distribution of the program

Panhel Formalizes Open Rush Plan

... aid from alumni

... hotel business

Haun Defines
Housing, Roll
Eugene Haun, director of Uni-
versity residence halls, explained
the nature of residence halls last
night in his keynote address to
the opening session of the Big
Ten Residence Halls Presidents'
The duties of a residence hall
are many and varied, Haun said.
It is like "running a hotel for
7000 extremely temperamental
permanent guests."
Haun posed such questions as
"what is a residence hall for," and
asked students to answer them.
He gave his own answers to
the questions although he ; noted
that he could not answer many
of them.
"The purpose of a residence hall
is to act as the roof of the Uni-
versity under which students
spend most of their time out of
class," Haun said.
Academics are becoming more
and more important in residence
halls all over, Haun said. In ref-
erence to the University Pilot
Project, he stated that the Uni-
versity is conducting a. "small,
modest, hopeful experiment" in
order to 'find the limits of the
significance of correlating activ-
ities in lecture halls with those
in residence halls.
It is the faculty who is most
discontented with life in residence
halls, Haun claimed. The faculty
feels that residence halls are not
sufficiently academic, he explain-
As it is proper for the faculty
to control academic life, it is just
as proper for students to control
residence halls, Haun said.
"We need a conference or col-
loquy among students to bring an
academic tone to residence halls,"
he said..
The Big Ten: Residence Hall
Association is currently holding
its fall conference at the Univer-
sity to provide continuity between
the annual BTRHA spring con-
ferences. Traditionally a business
conference, this year's fall meet-
ing will discuss the spring con-
ference location and the theme
for that conference.
In the student meetings held
during the conference, recent in-
novations in Big Ten residence
halls will be discussed.
GOP Hopeful
Returns Home
LOS ANGELES ()-Gov. Nelson
A. Rockefeller headed home for
New York yesterday, pleased by a
California reception he termed
"fantastic, far better than I an-

Oamong University departments re-
flects the interest of the sponsor.
Thus, defense-related research
funds tend to fall into the engi-
neering and physical sciences
areas, while non-defense research
funds branch into the clinical,
social and life sciences depart-
Engineering Leads Field
The largest single portion of the
total University research budget
for last year was invested in re-
search in engineering and related
physical sciences.
In the previous fiscal year, ac-
cording to a report from the En-
gineering College Research Coun-
cil, the University topped all en-
gineering schools in the country,
which do pot run independent
laboratories, in this respect.
"Research in other fields .s of
equal impotrance to the Univer-
sity," Burroughs said..
"The ORA is constantly eval-
uating the ratio of research pro-
gram distribution in or'der to
maintair. a balance.\ Current
trends show that more and more
areas in the University are get-
ting support from the outside.
This reflects a broadening base
of support for the University," he
Recently" released figures show
that the federal government spon-
sored th3 bulk of University re-
search programs last year, ac-
counting for about $28.3 million
of the University's $35.5,million
total volume of research for the
Total volume of University re-
search in the previous fiscal year
was $31 million.
Rises Above Estimates
Total volume of research for
this year was slightly higher than
figures previously estimated. Bur-
rougls attributed this to a re-
adjustment in the assessment of
overhead, or indirect costs.
Industry last year supported
University research of about $1.3
million, a sum representing a ratio
typical of college research pro-
grams. The volume for state and
local governments was $118,000.
Private foundations contributed.
about $1.3 million and the Uni-
versity, from its own funds in-
cluding its general appropriation
from the state, put some $4.3
million into its research program.
' Research support from United
States government agencies for
fiscal year 1963 broke down as
follows: Air Force, $4.4 million;
Army, $5.6 million; Navy,, $1.6 mil-
lion; other Department of De-
fense, $1.2. million.
Others included: Atomic Energy
Commission, $2.7 million; Natioxnal
Aeronautics and Space Adminis-
tration, $2.4 million; National
Science Foundation, $2.3 million;
Department of Health, Education
and Welfare, $7.7 million, and
miscellaneous agencies, half a
million dollars.

Alumni Set
Lhaw School
A group of 38 alumni who will
submit a critical evaluation of the
Law School in approximately
three months, are conferring with
students, faculty and administra-
tors of the school today.
The committee of Visitors was
created two years ago by Uni-
versity President Harlan Hatcher
in consultation with Dean of the
Law School Alan Smith and "in-
terested faculty," Asst. Dean Roy
Proffitt said yesterday.
The purpose of committee eval-
uations, which take place yearly,
is to discover "how the school
might be strengthened from the
practicing lawyer's point of view,"
Dean Proffitt said.
Two Groups
Members of the committee were
initially selected among private
practicing and government at-
torneys, with the two major cri-
teria being wide geographical and
age distribution.
Arriving yesterday, the group
attended law classes and confer-
red with school administrators.
Dean Proffitt named four areas
suggested by administrators and-
alumni as possibly meriting criti-
cal study.
Curriculum problems, the first
area, include the content of re-
quired core courses and the quality
of legal writing courses.
"The greatest deficiency in the
law graduate today is his inability
to write the English language
clearly, simply and forcefully,"
last year's committee report stat-
ed. Because the committee sug-
gested developing stronger writing
courses in the law school, a fac-
ulty committee was appointed this
year to study the possibilities for
change. However, "The committee
hasn't filed a report yet," Dean
Proffitt commented.
The second area of possible con-
cern is the adequacy of training
for future public service lawyers,
"those who introducejudicial and
legislative reform movements and
participate in state affairs," Dean
Proffitt explained.
Thirdly, although The Michigan.
Law Review is recognized as good
experience for prospective lawyers,
it's quality may merit considera-
Financial Assistance
Last, the adequacy of student
financial assistance programs will
definitely be considered.
Among last year's committee
report suggestions were enlarge-
ment of the placement service and
See ALUMNI, Page 2

Action Aids
Any Sorority
Shy of Quota
Committee Changes
Formal Rush Stages
Panhellenic Association voted
unanimously Thursday to allow
University sororities to hold open
rush during the coming rushing
Open rush will be held in the
event that a sorority does not ful-
fill its quota of pledges during
formal rush and wishes to add to
its pledge class.
Formal rush will begin Jan.- 17
and will officially close on "pledge
Sunday," Feb. 2. Open rush will
begin shortly after this.
Any girl who qualifies for for-
mal rush will also qualify for open
rush. This means that she will
need at least a two-point overall
grade average. Girls will not be
required to go through formal
rush in order to qualify for open
rush, however.
Few Participants
Last year open rush was held
by four of the 22 sororities. Open
rush at that time was not given
pre-rush approval by Panhel. This
year open rush has been formal-
ized as a part of the rushing pro-
"It is now at the discretion of
the individual houses whether or
not they will hold open rush,"
Panhellenic Association President
Patricia Elkins, '64, commented.
"It is still possible that there will
be no open rush.
"It will not be known until
after formal rush whether the
houses will want open rush. How-
ever, upon request, approval from
Panhellenic will be given to all
sororities desiring open rush," she
Individual Determination
All open rush procedures will
be determined by the separate
sorority houses. It is possible that,
as in the past, open rush will be
held on an informal basis with
dinner invitations and informal
get - togethers f o r prospective
pladges as a part of the rushing
Open rush will end sometime
during spring semester in order to
leave the houses sufficient time
to carry out pledging and initiat-
ing procedures.
Since pledges must be able to
live in their sorority houses the
following fall semester unless
otherwise excused, pledging nust
be completed by the end of spring
Recently through committee
work Panhel has restructured the
first stages of formal rush. This
spring there will be no themes or
decorations during the first three
sets. The remaining rounds of
rush will continue to be held as
they were in the past; fourth set
will involve a skit or theme pro-
gram-and final desserts will re-
main as they were.
These changes were instituted
in the hope of establishing more
communication between the rush-
ees and the sororities and to en-
courage better understanding by
both, Miss Elkins said.



Hassan, Algerian Leader
May Seek Summit Treaty


Few Budget Gaints
Special To The Daily
LANSING-When Gov. George Romney submits his pro-
posed higher education budget td the Legislature in January,
don't expect vast increases in his recommendations over last
year, a top Romney aide-warned recently.
Charles Orlebeke, administrative assistant to the governor,
cautioned in an interview that under Romney's fiscal reform
program "we are not contemplating vast changes in the overall
budget-or in the allotment to higher education."
Romney will unveil his overall budget-to cover the 1964-
65 fiscal year-before the Legislature in January. His proposed
$110 million allotment last year for the 10 four-year colleges-
which is considered the 'higher education budget'-was not
slashed by the Legislature.
- Still Speculatory
This year's budget considerations are "still highly specula-
tory" pending the recommendations of Romney's advisory
"Citizen's Committee on Higher Education," Orlebecke observed.
Although these recommendations "should be strongly in-
fluential," the general range for the higher educational appro-
priations can still be approximated as ranging from "no increase
to a boost of $5 million," Orlebeke said.
If the Legislature does not cut Romney's possible proposal
-this would bring the appropriation for higher education to
roughly $115 million at maximum, a 4.5 per cent increase
over last year's $109.8 million figure.
Theoretical Boosts
"But these values are all highly theoretical," Orlebeke
The possible maximum $5 million boost in no way means
that Romney will try to effect a matching monies plan
whereby an increase in the higher education budget would have
to be matched by tuition increases at the 10 recipient colleges,
he said.
Orlebeke clarified that while Romney has publicly indicated
his intention "to investigate" a program in Ohio which imple-
mented the matching monies system, "any assumption that
this means he will favor the idea is purely speculatory."
Yet To Be Made
This is a "policy decision yet to be made," Orlebeke said.
However, the only certainty about the budget for this coming
year is that it will be tightly drawn around fiscal reform, he
Orlebeke went on to say that "no attempt will be made to
initiate sweeping financial reforms." What Romney wants from
the citizen's education committee is "a set of intelligent and
forward looking recommendations that can help put Michigan
higher education on sound financial footing."
Key to these recommendations will be the report of an
interim subcommittee-chaired by Alvin Bentley-which is
dealing specifically with the proposed budget to be introduced
in January.
Long-Range Plan
The overall citizen's committee has been charged with in-
vestigating the educational needs of the state and conceiving
a long-range master plan for educational development during
the next decade.
While these long-range recommendations are being pre-
pared for a November, 1965 release, the interim subcommittee
"is just about to wind up its work," Orelebeke noted.
The Bentley subcommittee is expected to have completed
its work by the beginning of November and present its report
to the overall committee "some time in the middle of Novem-
Although this subcommittee is not running behind schedule,
time is crucial, he said. Romney must have the report some-
time late in November "or there will be plenty of trouble."



... no commitments




... no unity pledge
Rebel Chief
.Denies Pact
By The Associated Press
MICHELET, Algeria-Hocine Ait
Ahmed, leader of the Berber re-
bels in the Kabylie mountains,
yesterday denied President Ah-
med Ben Bella's assertion that
Col. Mohand Ou el Hadj had
joined with government forces to
fight against Morocco.
Ait Ahmed told a news confer-
ence that Ou el Hadj was still with
him and waiting for Ben Bella to
fulfill promises including one to
release imprisoned opposition lead-
er Mohammed Boudiaf.
Meanwhile a, Moroccan task
force yesterday claimed to have
isolated an Algerian battalion after
a two-day desert battle near the
oasis of Hassi Beida.
Gen. Ben Omar Driss, Moroc-
can task force commander, said
his troops were unable completely
to encircle and destroy the Al-
"They sneaked out, profiting
from the night," Driss told news-
men near the Hassi Beida water
Driss said his troops suffered
insignificant losses in the fight-
ing. He said the object of the
Moroccan attack, started Thurs-
day afternoon, was to "clear the
terrain of the threatening enemy
and hold Hassi Beida."
Youthful Moroccan pilots Vold
newsmen their missions had taken
them over the Algerian-held oasis
of Tinfouchy and Zegdou.
FCC Proposes
To Add Stations
WASHINGTON () -- The Fed-
eral Communications Commission
announced yesterday plans to add
400 UHF television channels to
the present table of assignments.
This includes 370 reserved for

* *


See Solution
To Problem
As 'loudy'
Proposed Conference
To Set Peace Terms
For Disputing Nations
ALGIERS R) - The Algerian
government said last night Presi-
dent Ahmed Ben Bella and Mor-
occo's King Hassan II would meet
Monday in Tunis to seek peace
with six African monarchs and
presidents looking on.
But early today, after others
had been heard from, uncertainty
clouded the prospects for such a
speedy solution to the Algerian-
Moroccan frontier conflict. Mor-
occo, for one, raised doubts. Tun-
isian officials were noncommital.
The African summit conference,
as described in the Algerian gov-
ernment announcement, would
bring together in Tunis the war-
ring principals, President Ben
Bella and King Hassan; King Id-
riss, of Libya; and Presidents
Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia,
Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United
Arab Republic, Sekou Toure of
Guinea and Modibo Keita of
Selassie Counted
In addition to these seven
chiefs of state the conference
would have on hand Ethiopia's
Emperor Haile Selassie, who has
been chief go-between in peace
efforts on visits to Morocco, Al-
geria and Tunisia. It was assumed
he would have an ex officio role
as chairman at Tunis if the con-
ference goes on as outlined in the
Algerian announcement.
In Rabat, capital of Morocco,
officials would neither confirm
nor den:* that such a meeting had,
been accepted by King Hassan.
Instead, these officials said they
wanted a preparatory meeting of
foreign ministers in advance of
any summit session.
Tunisian officials this morning
would neither confirm nor deny
that their capital would be the
scene of a summit peace confer-
ence. They said they were await-
ing the arrival of a special mes-
sage from Ben Bella to President
Bourguiba in connection with the
proposed meeting.
French Trip
Tunisian sources also said Haile
Selassie, who has been .visiting
Tunisia, is leaving for France to-
day and plans to lunch with Presi-
dent Charles de Gaulle in Paris
Morocco's call for a preliminary
foreign ministers' meeting seemed
to rule out any summit session as
early as Monday.
Prior to the Algerian govern-
ment announcement Selassie had
suggested Tripoli, Liltya as the
conference site and had nomin-
ated six of the chiefs of state-
not including Guinea's President
Toure-as participants.
Behind the Scenes
The announcement came after
a day of backstage negotiations in
which the Algerians appeared to
be dragging their heels on hold-
ing a summit meeting with Has-
The enlargement of the con-
ference from the originally pro-
posed six participants apparently
represented a compromise-as did
the choice of Tunis for the con-
ference site.
The composition of th confer-
ence included at least three na-
tions which have not directly sup-
ported the Algerian case. They
are Mali, Libya and Tunisia.
No Explanation
It was not explained whether

any of the conditions posed ear-
lier by Ben Bella had been ac-
cepted by Hassan and the other
There was little concrete news
from the fighting point, where
sporadic skirmishes continued over
a wide desert area south of Co-
lomb Bechar.

Svetlova Sees Advantages for Ballet Enthusiasts '

The study of ballet is good for
anyone, both mentally and phy-
sically, Marina Svetlova, prima
ballerina who was seen last night
at Rackham auditorium, declared
in an interview.
Through dance, one becomes
more alert toward everything on
earth, Miss Svetlova continued.
The discipline of ballet helps to
develop sharpness of the mind and
body, as well as providing a pow-
erful emotional release.
Miss Svetlova, who has per-
formed throughout the world, ex-
plained that the atmosphere of
a university campus and audience
was very alive and welcoming,
more so than an adult city au-
dience. Young people have become
more aware of the classical ballet
in the past 10 years, she added,

formance. Just as a concert singer
will present the main arias, she
pointed out, so will a ballerina
perform the most well-loved selec-
Included in the program were
several pieces of Flamenco danc-
ing, performed by the other mem-
bers of the ensemble. The Spanish
dance and classical ballet, Miss
Svetlova said, are a good mixture
as their development is so allied.
In addition, she noted, they give
variety to the program.
Miss Svetlova was trained in
Paris and danced with the Ballet
Russe de Monte Carlo as well as
with the American Ballet Theatre
and the Metropolitan Opera. She
remarked that the American Bal-
let technique is generally more
polished and clean than that seen
in a European company. 'the

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