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The co-ordinator of the University's trimester plans examined
their progress yesterday, and said their future "lies in the hands
of the gods and the Legislature."
And without disrespect for religion, he emphasized the Legis-
"We're ready to go at the earliest possible moment-when-
ever we get the, money from the state," Stephen Spurr of the
Office of Academic Affairs said. Spurr, who doubles as dean of
the natural resources school, moved into the OAA last year as
a staff assistant to Vice-President for Academic Affairs Roger
W. Heyns.
Calendar Adjustment
A major step toward full-year operation was made this year
when the University adjusted its calendar from two semesters
and a summer term to an integrated 2112 semester program. For
the first time students registered for classes in August; the fall
semester started the day after Labor Day and will end before
Christmas vacation. The spring semester will end in May. ,
All 17 schools and colleges have transferred to a 12 month
budget. Previously most units budgeted for only the two-semester
academic year. The summer session was considered separately.
The Univerity had planned to implement its third semester
beginning next summer, but the Legislative appropriation for the
fiscal year 1963-64 did not include funds for this move. Con-

sequently plans have been pushed back to the summer of 1965.
The coming summer session, however, will be different. Ad-
ministrators consider it a transition between the past, when it was
something apart from the academic year, and the future, when it
will be part of an integrated full-year program.
The principal change benefits faculty, who will be paid at
The principal change benefits faculty, who will be paid at the
same monthly rate which they receive during the academic year.
In the past, an arbitrary maximum limit was imposed on
summer school salaries. While instructors and assistant professors
might receive compensation in proportion to their yearly rates,
associate and full professors did not.
In its 1964-65 budget request to the state, the University has
asked $460,000 to augment the 1964 summer program. More than
half of this money would go for the higher faculty salaries and
fringe benefits. In addition, the University anticipates five per cent
higher enrollment and needs money for extra staff, supplies and
Special Lab Courses
The University also wants to run special laboratory courses
for science students who were unable to take them this fall and
will be "closed out" again in the spring. The budget statement
includes a $50,000 request to meet the needs of 200 students in this
If limited funds from the state force the University to mark

priorities and cut back its summer plans, the new faculty pay
schedule remains a must. "We're committed to this program and
we'll find the money for it in one way or another," James E.
Lesch of the OAA says. Lesch specializes in the budgeting aspect
of trimester.
He indicated that the laboratory program, among others, would
be sacrificed for the salary boosts.
Except for special courses, the summer session will remain
eight weeks since the University lacks the funds to shift to a full
-12 or 14 week-summer semester. Toward this end its has asked
$1.25 million from the state for the academic year 1964-65. The
University could then run a full summer term in 1965.
Ready for Anything
Spurr's office has prepared two calendars for the '64-'65
academic year-one comprising the present schedule and the
other equaling a trimester schedule. "We can go from two and a
half to three terms just as fast as the funds are made available,"
he says.
"We wouldn't have much trouble adjusting our calendar. The
fall and summer semesters are already in the right place. All we
have to do is start the winter semester shortly after New Year's and
knock a day or two off spring vacation."
The University should know by April, when the Legislature
normally passes appropriation bills, whether or not it will have
the trimester money-and the trimester. *

... of gods and men

... faculty first

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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom


Aides May Oppose
Tuition Boost Plan
Special To The Daily
LANSING--Chances have improved that Gov. George Romney
will not recommend a tuition hike for the University and the nine
other state-supported universities and colleges in Michigan.
The current goal of key Romney aides is a $12 million operating
increase for the 10 state-supported schools-an increase which they
hope the Legislature will provide without requesting funds from
"tuition hikes. The $12 million es-
timate represents a $2 mililon in-
U .S. crease over previous Romney pro-
vw jections.
H t1Whether the Legislature would
1ogo along with this recommenda-
Hy on remains to be seen. Senate
Appropriation Committee Chair-
man Frank D. Beadle (R-St.
Sess Clair) has previously predicted
that a majority of his committee
would favor tuition hikes to pro-
By ROBERT HIPPLER vide part of the increased ap-
,The United States press should propriation to higher education.
report foreign policy news for The Legislature can only recom-
those who read it-the foreign mend such a hike, but University
policy makers-and not for an officials and state educators have
imaginary' audience as they do to- noted that an insufficient approp-
day," Prof. Bernard C. Cohen of riation would force the tuition
the University of Wisconsin said boosts.
last night. A final policy decision to de-
Speaking before the November termine whether to recommend a
Political Science Roundtable, Prof. tuition hike and to set the size of
Cohen claimed that editors and the appropriation boost is yet to
reporters, in writing and assign- be made, Romney's legal advisor,
ing importance to foreign policy Richard C. Van Dusen, cautioned
news, use as criteria predictions in an interview yesterday.


Unit Opens
New Project,
In England
For the first time, the educa-
tion school will offer its students
a chance to enroll full-time in
professional education in a se-
mester abroad program with the
University of Keele, in England,
it was announced yesterday.
This program will be in addi-
tion to its established program
with the University of Sheffield,
also in England.,
"At the moment, our arrange-
ments with the University of Keele
are for the fall semester only
whereas the Sheffield program
operates for both fall and spring
terms," Prof. Claudea Eggertsen
of the education school said.
"However, we might extend our
agreement withKeele sometime to
cover the whole academic year."
Since the first students were
sent abroad five years ago, 75
have participated in this program
which is open to first and second
semester juniors and first semes-
ter seniors. "It has helped them
to become teachers of greater in-
sight and contributed to their pro-
fessional competence," Prof. Eg-
gertsen said.
"We are offering the student a
chance to compare teaching meth-
ods in England with our own, an
insight into the attitudes toward
school in British communities and,
an incomparable opportunity to.
judge our own institutions by oth-
er standards.
An important feature of the ed-
ucation school's expanded semes-
ter abroad policy is a new grant-]
in-aid plan which provides tuition
grants and in some cases actual
grants to pay living costs. The lat-
ter may amount to as much as one
half the total cost, for students
of demonstrated need, Prof. Eg-E
gertsen noted.l
"We hope the plan will meet
one of our problems-the-shortage
of male applicants. By bringing
this grant-in-aid plan to the at-
tention of the male population
along with the opportunities for a
graduate career in education, we
hope to encourage their participa-
Commenting on the relative
costs of a semester at Sheffield,
Prof. Eggertsen declared that "a
student will pay no more to go to
Sheffield than to stay home, andC
this includes transportation."


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Russell Expresses Pride
In New Education Board
Special To The Daily
LANSING-One of the fathers of the movement to have Michigan
coordinate higher education planning-John Dale Russell-returned
home yesterday to commend the coordinating provisions in the new
constitution that he advocated five years ago.
Russell, who in 1958 planted the seed for a general state co-
ordinating agency in the "Russell Report" on higher education,
expressed pride and pleasure in the State Board of Education which
will become operative a year after the new state constitution goes
into effect Jan. 1.
The new board has been given the authority to serve as a
"general planning and coordinating body" for higher education and
will advise the Legislature on university financial requirements.
Early Vision
It was Russell who envisioned, in his 1958 report, a "Coordinating
Board" that would serve as a financial liaison to the Legislature.
Returning to Michigan to address a higher education conference
here, Russell said in an interview afterward that this "board should
be a solid first step toward coordinated planning without infringing
on the autonomous right of each institution to establish its own
To maintain institutional sovereignty, he observed, the constitu-
tion establishes-in accord with another 1958 Russell recommenda-
tion-separate constitutional status for each of the 10 state-sup-
ported institutions being coordinated by the board.
Currently, only the University, Michigan State University and
Wayne State University hold this autonomous constitutional status..
Planning For All States
In his earlier address, Russell had explained the need for state'
educational planning agencies throughout the country "that will
have acceptance" by educators, legislators and the public alike.
Through such a coordinating group, Russell predicted, "bold
educational plans can be formulated while funds to implement them
can be obtained."
These plans will have to take into account issues which in-
evitably accompany state-wide planning, Russell said. They include:
-Whether a state wishes all its high school graduates to attend
public post-high school facilities within the state;
-The delineation of function between large university complexes
and the community college system;
-The rapidly increasing capital outlay needs.
Russell is currently a member of a Georgia citizens' commission
on higher education which advises the governor.

'U' Refuses
To Discuss

we won't deal... . .. with force
Debt Limit Hike Waits
IFor Kennedy Approval
WASHINGTON (A')-Senate passage yesterday sent to President
John F. Kennedy a bill he requested to raise the temporary national
debt limit still higher-from $309 billion to $315 billion.
The vote was 50-26 after Senate Democrats defeated 44-35 a
Republican-led effort to hold the new ceiling at $313.4 billion. On
passage 39 Democrats were joined'

Second Picket,

of importance supplied to them
by the press services, and a theory
that they are writing for the im-
aginary "man on the street."
"The result," he said, "is that
many newspapers shortchange for-
eign policy news. Such stories are
usually written in simple, catchy,
repetitive words designed for, as
wire service people say, 'the milk-
man in Omaha'."
Easy Reading
The theory behind this typehof
writing, Prof. Cohen noted, is that
the simpler a foreign policy story
is, the more it will be read. Those'
who have an interest in foreign
policy matters are not likely to be
those who want simple words and
phrases, he said. "These are the
very people-among them our for-
eign policy makers-who will seek;
an intelligent, coherent, detailed
report of happenings.'
More space should be devoted to
foreign policy happenings than is
today, Cohen said, noting that
"two to four pages are devoted to
sports, sometimes an entire page
to shipping news. Why not more
space for foreign policy news?"
Cohen emphasized that press re-
porting has a good deal of influ-
ence on foreign policy makers, and
thus should be given better play,
both in quality and quantity, in
the newspapers.-
"Foreign policy makers use the
papers as an indication of the
trends of public opinion," he said.
"They also use them for some in-
dication of the order of import-
ance of the news."
Different Reasons
Prof. Cohen mentioned other
factors which contribute to the
lack of quality in foreign policy

However, "I don't think we're
(the governor's advisors) inclined
to recommend a tuition increase
at this time," Charles Orlebeke,
chief education aide, explained.
The $10-$12 million tentative
increase figure would be a logical
recommendation in view of the
governor's committment to "fol-
low the guidelines set down by
the 'blue ribbon' comimttee as
much as we can under existing
revenue conditions," Orlebeke pre-
The "blue ribbon" Citizens'
Committee on Higher Education
last week issued a unanimous rec-
ommendation to the governor that
the operating appropriation for
the 10 schools be increased next
year $25 million over its current
$110 million level.
Of the $25 million, however, only
$12 million was considered abso-
lutely essential to meet growing
See CHANCES, Page 10

'Dig We Must'--Progress Lies Ahead

by 11 Republicans, with opponents
equally divided at 13 Democrats
and 13 Republicans.
Chairman of the Finance Com-
mittee Sen. Harry F. Byrd (D-Va)
voted against the bill 'as an indi-
cation of my opposition to the new
dangerous fiscal policy now being
taken by the administration.
"The policy calls for federal tax
reduction andtincreasedmfederal
expenditures at the same time,
with planned deficits throughout
the foreseeable future," the Vir-
ginian said.
Republican leader Everett M.
Dirksen of Illinois needled the
Democrats by calling on them to
accept his amendment raising the
permanent ceiling from $285 bil-
lion to $300 billion.
Dirksen said the administration
might as well face up to it-that
the debt is not going to drop be-
low that for the foreseeable fu-
But Sen. George A. Smathers
(D-Fa), floor manager for the
bill, said any amendment would
force a delaying conference with
the House, which voted the $315
billion limit on Nov. 7.
Besides, Smathers said, it would
be impossible in floor debate toI
agree on what a new permanent
ceiling should be.
Co-Op Group
Seeks Funds
Peter Roosen - Runge, Grad,
snnkesm an fnr the Friend nf the

African States
Raise Threat
Of New Conflict
ADDIS ABABA (A) - Ethiopia
and Somalia accused each other of
provocations along their disputed
border yesterday, raising the
threat of a new conflict in Africa.
"There must be an end to pro-
vocation," Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie, said in a speech to
his parliament in Addis Ababa.
He charged Somalia's govern-
ment with instigating and sup-
porting violations by armed bands
of Ethiopia's frontier for the past
"By these methods Somalia
hopes to realize its policy of ter-
ritorial aggrandizement," he said.
Somalia Premier Abdi Rashid
Ali Shirmarke, in reply, accused
Ethiopia of border aggression and
interference in Somali affairs. He
said Somalia would undertake
"any sacrifice that might be nec-
essary" to defend itself.
In his speech, Haile Selassie said
his country's "patience is not lim-
itless." A Somali government,
spokesman said Shirmarke regard-
ed this statement as a serious
menace to Somali peace and se-
Shirmarke, in a note to all am-
bassadors and diplomatic missions
in Mogadishu, his capital, rejected
Selassie's charge that Somali
guerrillas have been attacking
Ethiopian territory.
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Organization Claims
Hiring Discriminatior
By Admuinistration
The University released yester-
day, a six-point letter from the
Direct Action Committee demand-
ing an end to alleged discrimina-
tory hiring and otherwise threat-
ening a picket line which would
"shut" the Administration Bldg.
Vice-President for Business and
Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont said
the University "will not discuss
with or consider the demands of
any group or individual based on
the threat of violence." University
officials indicated they would not
"dignify" DAC's demands with
further comment.
DAC is a local, non-student or-
ganization; membership estimates
of the group range from 30-150.
Earlier this week, DAC became a
focus of controversy when it at-
tempted, through heckling, to pre-
See TEXT, Page 10
vent a speech here by Mississippi
Gov. Ross Barnett.
Toward the end of last month,
30 DAC members picketed the Ad-
ministration Bldg. to protest al-
leged discrimination and said they
would close the building in a sec-
ond picket if their job demands
were not met.
In the letter, delivered to the
personnel office on Tuesday, the'
group listed the following six de-
mands, along with a time table for
-Preferential hiring of Negroes;
(one week)
-An end to the practice of job
tests concerning "skills which are
irrelevant to the particular open-
ing; (one month)
Early this morning the local
NAACP declared in a statement
that it has "an established pol-
icy of non-violence in relation
to solving civil rights problems
and we neither condone nor
support any efforts which are
either violent or accompanied
by threats of violence. There-
fore, we view the threats by
DAC as unwelcome, unneces-
sary and a potential source of
physical disorder in the com-
-"Dismissal of racists, bigots,
those who reject qualified appli-
cants for jobs on the basis of their
race, color, creed, nationality or
political affiliation;" (one week
after fact is established)
-Notification to DAC of job
openings, "until an agreed upon
number of Negroes are given pref-
erential hiring'' (one week)

"For one thing," he said, "re-
porters, especially abroad, tend to
travel in packs, and write alike.
Those who do not join the group
soon find themselves frozen out.
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