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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom







4Orlebeke Seeks
Autonomy Limit
Asks To Keep New School Bodies
From Gaining Immediate Control
Gov. George Romney's top educational advisor yesterday warned
against giving "immediate autonomy" in January to the new govern-
ing bodies taking over control of seven of the state-supported univer-
sities and colleges.
Charles Orlebeke, Romney's educational aide, issued his warning-
in the face of an announcement by Sen. Gerry Brown (R-Kalamazoo)

Set Requests
For Support
Of Colleges
National Concerns Editor
Special To The Daily
LANSING-State-supported col-
leges and universities are request-
ing $144.8 million in appropria-
tions based on a current enroll-
ment of 118,109.
The total requests, as detailed by
Richard L. Beers, deputy director
of the Department of Administra-
tion's budget division, represents
an $8 million increase over last
year and a $44 million rise above
current appropriations.
Total enrollment increased 9,-
042 this Year as all colleges and
universities registered growth and
Grand Valley State College open-
ed this fall.
MSU Enrollment'
The statistics also revealed that
Michigan State University's enroll-
ment surpassed the University's
for the first time this fall.
The University had 27,388 stu-
dents in Ann Arbor, the Flint Col-
lege and Dearborn Campus. Mich-
igan State had 29,094 students in
East Lansing. Oakland Universi-
ty's 1,498 students are counted
separately and part-time extension
service students are not included.
The University is requesting
$47.6 million next year compared
to a $44.2 million request last year
and a $38.2 million appropriation.
Michigan State is seeking $40.5
million, compared to a $39.6 mil-
lion request last year and an ap-
propriation of $32.2 million.
Wayne State Request
Wayne State University is ask-
ing for $22.8 million compared to
a $22.5 million request last year
and a $17.6 million appropriation.
Ferris State College is seeking $3.5
million, compared to a $3.2 million
request last year and an appropri-
ation of $1 million.
Grand Valley State College seeks
$1.1 million, asking $861,000 last
year and receiving $879,000. Michi-
gan College of Mining and Tech-
nology is asking for $6 million,
compared to $4.3 million last year
and a $3.5 million appropriation.
Central Michigan University is
seeking $4.8 million, compared to
$4.3 million last year and a $3.4
million appropriation. Eastern
Michigan University is asking for
$.9 million, compared to $5.1 nil-
lion last year and a $3.7 million
Northern Michigan Request
Northern Michigan University is
asking for $3.2 million, compared
to $2.9 million last year and a $1.8
million appropriation. Western
Michigan University seeks a $9.4
million appropriation, compared to
a $7.7 million one last year and a
$5.9 million appropriation.
Wayne State's enrollment is 22,-
000, up from 20,736 last year; Fer-
ris State College, 4,785, up from
4,234; Michigan Tech, 3,602, up
from 3,588;' Central Michigan, 6,-
557, up from 6,005; Eastern Michi-
gan, 7,199, up from 5,946; North-
ern Michigan, 3,551, up from 3,061,
and Western Michigan, 12,014, up
from 11.117.
Grand Valley State College wel-
comed its first class of 221 stu-

O that his educational subcommit-
tee is framing legislation which
gives these bodies "immediate and
complete autonomy" effective Jan.
This autonomy would be similar
to that currently enjoyed by the
"big three" universities.
The question of when these
seven new bodies are to receive
this autonomy is currently under
consideration by Attorney General
Frank Kelley.
His opinion is only advisory,
however, issued to aid the gover-
nor and Legislature in creating
legislation to implement the con-
Under the new constitution, the
governing bodies, to be appointed
by the governor, will take over
their institutions as "body cor-
porates, but no date has been
Favors Slow Takeover
Orlebeke said that he would like
to see this takeover made slowly
in view of the fact that the cur-
rent state board of education will
be in operation until 1965.
Currently, four of the seven uni-
versities affected-Eastern Michi-
gan, Western Michigan, Central
Michigan and Northern Michigan
-are under the control of the
state board.
The other three institutions
have separate governing bodies
which are not body corporates.
Body Corporate Status
The status of body corporate
enables each institution to handle
its own financing and to hold pro-
perty-as the body corporate Re-
gents are currently empowered to
In arguing for the immediate
autonomous take-over by the
seven governing bodies, Brown as-
serted that the body corporate
status will give these boards "equal
constitutional authority" with the
three major university body cor-'
Orlebeke called for the reten-
tion-at least temporarily - of
"certain positive assets" under the
centralized budgeting control
which the seven institutions cur-
rently enjoy.
He explained that while the
three major universities-current-
ly body corporates-handle their
own financing individually, the
state comptroller's office now han-
dles the item-by-item financing of
the other seven state-supported
universities and colleges.

View Role
Of Faculty
Various University schools and
colleges have different ways of in-
volving faculty members in deci-
sion-making, a faculty panel dis-
cussion last night indicated.
At a meeting of the local Ameri-
can Association of University Pro-
fessors chapter, the panel analyz-
*ed the government of four units
-the literary and engineering col-
leges, and the Law and Medical
The literary college governing
process "works, by and large, very
well,' but has its 'blemishes,
Prof. Arthur M. Eastman of the
English department said. Accord-
ing to its faculty code, the gov-
erning faculty of the college-in-
cluding members of professorial
rank and instructors one year
after their appointment - has
"charge of the affairs of the col-
lege," except those given to the
dean or executive committee.
Prof. E. Lowell Kelly of the
psychology department brought up
the problem of a faculty mem-
ber's "decision to exercise his fran-
chise" by participating in the gov-
erning faculty. Noting that only
100 out of about 900 eligible mem-
bers attended Monday's faculty
meeting, he suggested the appoint-
ment of departmental representa-
tives to the governing faculty.
Dean's Role
The dean is the "executive offi-
cer of the faculty," and the elect-
edsix-man executivecommittee is
"analogous to a president's cabi-
net," meeting in closed session to
consider matters such as budget-
ing, appointments and promotions,
Prof. Eastman continued.
"Once elected, it operates in
secrecy," and thus is "cut off, to
some extent, from its constituen-
cy," he said.
In addition, standing commit-
tees are "involved in service and;
in periodic, though perhaps irreg-
ular policy-making"
Prof. Eastman sees a problem
here: these committees must pre-
sent their recommendations to the
governing faculty, whose members:
are often unfamiliar with the is-
sues. As a result, the faculty is
"likely to retreat to a negative
vote." he said.
He called forsthe dean's office
to "see itself as an administra-
tion in the political sense, with its'
committees representing itself n
policy making." Thus committee
reports would go through the
dean's office.
The operating procedure of the
engineering college is "remarkably
like the literary college," but its
democratization is more recent,
Prof. Arnold M. Kuethe of the en-
gineering college said.
"Anything you hear about dem-
ocratic processes in the engineer-
ing college is true-somewhere,"
he said. The departments range all
across the spectrum, from tightly-
run to highly democratic.
Thus "something is left to be
See AAUP, Page 2

'U' To Request Aid
Under Medical Bill4
The University is quietly formulating its request for fed-
eral funds from the recently enacted medical aid bill.
Indications are that the University will seek funds for the
following five projects:
Projects Sought
-The Medical Science Bldg., Unit II;
-A new dental school;
-A new public health school building;
-Added teaching facilities for the University Hospital and
lastly - expansion of nursing
school facilities.
Of the five projects, the med-
ical and dental buildings are >
top priority items on the Uni-
versity's capital outlay request
list; the state Legislature has
already appropriated planning
funds for them. The other three
buildings have received littlex
attention up to this point.
To Increase Health Person'nel
The medical aid bill, signed
by President John F. Kennedy
in September, is aimed at in-
creasing the number of physi-
cians, dentists and other pro-
fessional h e a 1 t h personnel.
Congress authorized an appro-
priation of $175 million in con-
struction grants to be given out
to colleges over a three-year
period. JOHN G. McKEVITT
The money will primarily go . .. medical expansion
toward construction of new
teaching facilities for the training of such personnel, although
some funds have been allocated for modernization of existing
facilities. Congress stipulated that no more than two-thirds of
the cost of any one project could be covered by federal funds.
The remainder would be provided by the state or private grants.
The legislation also established a $30.7 million student loan
"We anticipated the passage of this bill when we went to
the legislature and asked for planning funds last spring," John
See BILL, Page 2
Miss0ssipi, Kentucky
See Democrat Victors
WASHINGTON (RP)-Democrats won the Mississippi and Ken-
tucky governorship fights last night-the latter by a razor thin
mtargin-and likewise turned back a GOP bid to capture the Phila-
delphia city hall.
In the Blue Grass state, Democrat Edward T. Breathitt, Jr.,
clung to a 15,000-vote lead at 1:00 this morning-which was expected
to diminish to perhaps 10,000 when the count was complete.

S'ci Reform Proposal
I - - FcILtio. n ~

"Organization" was the key
word at a panel discussion on the
trimester held last night at the
Michigan Union.
Participants were James A.
Lewis, vice-president for student
affairs, Dean James Robertson of
the literary college, N. Edd Miller,1
assistant to Vice-President of
Academic Affairs Roger Heyns,
Michigan League President Gret-
chen Groth, Daily Editor Ron
Wilton, and Pan-Hellenic Asso-
ciation President Pat Elkins.
"We won't have the same lei-
sure we have enjoyed in the past,"
Lewis said in regard to the prob-
lems of keeping the University in
year-round operation. "We can
partially meet the problem by hav-
ing more facilities than we utilize
at any one time.
"Even more important is the
effect of this operation on stu-
dent activities and student organ-
izations." It will be necessary to
compile in advance information on*
who will be on campus to run the
activities each semester.
Allows No Plateau
"The semester as planned allows
no plateau; if you get behind now
you're dead," Dean Robertson
commented on the increased tem-
po at a university with a tri-
mester. In addition, there is
"built-in competition of better
students who are coming in."
There has been no marked in-
crease in anxiety so far, but this.
is predicted to come between
Thanksgiving vacation and final
exams, Dean Robertson explained.
Exams before Christmas vaca-
tion should give courses more con-
tinuity and be a more natural
culmination to studying, he con-
tinued. The premium is going to
go to the student who perceives
what needs to be said and says it.
There may be an increase in stu-
dents who don't show for exams,
Dean Robertson continued. "Tri-
inester is just one factor in step-
ped-up tempo."
Preclassification is necessary as
far as counseling aspects are con-
cerned, he added. "You no longer
have time for both registration
and orientation in the shortened
The dean noted that a student
can plan earlier to get the courses
he wants rather than taking his
chances at registration.
Planning Fails
Such planning has not been
working so far. Counselors cannot
talk to students about current
problems because they are con-
cerned with preclassification. Five
week grades for freshmen have
had to be abolished because of the
pressure on the administration
"The most hope lies in reorgan-
ization of the patterns of growth
with their decentralization into
colleges. This would give the stu-
dent some identity."
Miller surmised that complete
year-round organization w o u1 d
not take place for decades due
to lack of demand for a full sum-
mer session.
Psychological Change
He sees the change in the length
of the semester as psychological,
since only two or three periods are
cut out. However, "the feeling is
so strong that it becomes a real-
ity." The fall semester is the most
drastically affected by the elimin-
ation of a vacation before exams.
The possibility of students fin-
ishing school in less than three
years was looked on with disfavor,
by Dean Robertson. "It's a mis-
take to feel you have to get
through as quickly as possible."
Students need time to figure out
what they want to do, he said.
Rushing through is a false eco-
nomy. A student should have a
chance to explore his interests;ba
mistake in planning should not be
f atal.
Politics and Education
"Starting the trimester is basic-
ally a political decision, Dean Rob-
ertson answered to Wilton's ques-

tion on why the trimester has
started when it is not yet fully
planned out. It gives the public
the appearance that the Univer-
sity is being used fully.
Miller sees the decision as an

BursBey tees ngut rrospects
For House Passage of Measure
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Gov. George Romney's statewide income tax
proposal, the heart of his fiscal reform program, is all but
In Senate action, Sen. William G. Milliken (R-Traverse
City) failed in an attempt to get Romney's tax plan substi-
tuted for another income tax proposal submitted by Sen. Basil
W. Brown (D-Detroit) and Sen. Stanley Novak (D-Detroit).

Panel Cites
T~ 34 bi

Senators Defeat

Meanwhile, the Hquse Repub-~
lican caucus passed a motion
asking the taxation committee
to release the governor's in-
come tax bill.
Rep. Gilbert E. Bursley (R-Ann
Arbor), who made the motion,
said that the caucus asked for
release of the bills "as soon a pos-
sible," even though they probably
wouldn't be able to get enough
votes for passage because it want-
ed to get the proposal out onto
the floor where everyone could
vote on it.
No Definite Action
Robert Danhof, Romney's legis-
lative advisor, said that "the bill
isn't dead yet," pointing to the
fact that definite action has yet
to be taken in the House.
Senate Minority Leader Charles
S. Blondy (D-Detroit) was non-
committal on the Senate's action,
saying that anything can still hap-
General opinion seemed to be,
however, that the income tax bill
had been in fact defeated, and
the rest of the governor's program
would probably go down with it.
Decide Democrat Vote
Sen. Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann
Arbor), Senate caucus leader and.
one of the major proponents of
Romney's fiscal reform program,
said that the Democrats had ob-
viously decided in caucus to vote
against the income tax bill. Even
though he would go ahead witht
work on the rest of the bills in ther
governor's program, there wasn'tt
much hope of their passage with-I
out some form of bipartisan coali-
tion, Thayer added.-
The income tax plan proposedI
in the Senate by Brown and No-t
vak consisted of a flat rate taxdto
be paid on the graduated federal1
income tax.
Milliken justified his substitut-
ing Romney's bill for Novak's and
Brown's by saying that their bill
wasn't nearly complete enough,
and that when the new constitu-
tion is enacted, it would probably1
be declared illegal because of itsC
dependancy on a graduated .tax
Graduated Tax Unconstitutional
The new constitution specifically
states that a graduated income tax
is unconstitutional.
Brown denied that the bill would'
have been declared unconstitu-
tional. He also said that he andt
Novak had not introduced their
plan simply as a device for get-
ting Romney's bill before the
Senate if it became stuck in com-
mittee. "We proposed the bill as
an alternate income tax program.
-not as a vehicle," Brown said.
After an early attempt to ad -
journ the Senate had failed, the
Senate Republicans caucused, and
the governor sent a message tot
the caucus which stated that thet
Republican party was in serious
trouble unless the income tax bill
passed. Romney also said that the
party was remiss in not going:
forward on the bill.
Move for Adjournment
The Republicans then returnedt
to the floor, and Thayer imme-
diately moved for adjournment.
The motion was again defeated,
and it was at this point that Mil-
liken made his proposal.
Milliken explained, "I think that
it would be a tragedy for this
state for us to take negative ac-i
tion which would doom the fiscal :
reform program."
Democrats Complain .1
Many Democrats in the Senate
complained that the Republicans 1
had not consulted with them in


It was Mississippi's first real'
Democratic-Republican race for
governor and the Democrat, Lt.
Gov. Paul Johnson, rode to vic-
tory quickly, though Republican
Rubel Phillips showed consider-
able strength.
Democratic Mayor James H. J.
Tate of Philadelphia, running with
President John F. Kennedy's
blessing, was elected to a full,
four-year term over Republican
James T. McDermott. Tate, form-
er president of the -city council,
stepped up to mayor last year
when Richardson Dilworth resign-
ed to run, in vain, for governor.


MUSKET Dates Boy friend'

Set Courses
On Retarded
For the first time, next semester,
the education school will offer a
complete program for training
teachers of the mentally retarded.
This program, which was ap-
proved by the education school
faculty yesterday, will meet state
requirements for teaching the edu-
cable or trainable retarded on the
elementary or secondary school
Prof. Melvyn Semmel, of the
education school, will teach the
methods courses that were not
available before. In past years,
special education majors interest-
ed in the mentally retarded had
to take the majority of their
courses at another institution.
Related to this new training
program, the education school
plans to work with the psychology
department in developing an in-
stitute for behavioral research in
mental retardation.
"One central purpose of the
teacher training program is to
meet the increasing demands from
Michigan's public schools," Prof.
Semmel said. He stressed that
there are at least 10 positions in
teaching the retarded open to
every graduate in the field.
Last year, only 16 of the 127i
students in special education were
specializing in mental retardation.
Illustrating the gap between
supply and demand for these

... fellowship program
Group Pl'ans
A planning committee to work
out the details of the first nation-
wide fellowship program for doc-
toral candidates in business ad-
ministration was established yes-
terday at a two-day conference
held at the University.
The five-member committee will
consider the form of cooperation
between the 22 schools who at-
tended the conference and the
methods of accomplishing this,
Dean Floyd A. Bond of the school
of business administration said
yesterday in an interview.
Named to the committee were
Dean Bond, Dean John W. Cowee
of the University of California,
Dean George P. Baker of Harvard
University, Dean George P. Shultz
of the University of Chicago and
Dean Richard M. Cyert of Car-
negie Institute of Technology.
Similar to Wilson Fellowship
The program, to be set up with-
in the next year, will be similar
to Woodrow Wilson fellowships,
which are not open to doctoral
candidates in business administra-
tion, Dean Bond said.
The program will probably in-
clude the creation of a non-profit
corporation to obtain and allocate
funds, he said.
"The fellowships will probably
be given to the individual stu-
dents who could go to the school
of their choice," Dean Bond added.
Question of Dollar Value
The number and dollar value of
the fellowships is one of the ques-
tions the committee will deter-
"Funds will most likely be
sought from foundations, business
corporations and possibly govern-
ment," Dean Bond said.
Each school would still main-
tain its individual program.
EQC Requests
Opened House
The East Quad Council unani-
mously voted to deliver a motion
permitting East Quad residents to
have women in their rooms at
times other than open-opens.
The proposal, if agreed upon by
Resident Director John Taylor,
I ..- A n - n Aiil ir r i 1 T

MUSKET 1963 tonight will pre-
sent "The Boy Friend," a musical
comedy in the style of The Twen-
ties, by Sandy Wilson.
The play, which originated as a
British nightclub review, is a spoof
of the tried and true girl-meets-
boy formula of the 1920's, Direc-
tor Jack Rouse said.
In a private girl's school on the
French Riviera, Polly - very
wealthy and posing asa secretary
-meets Tony-very wealthy and
posing as a messenger.
They fall in love; they quarrel;
they reveal their true identities;
they live happily ever after.
Three full stage settings as well
as period costumes, and banjo,
have been employed to maintain
the atmosphere of the original




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