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Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom


Faculty Criticizes Flint Plan

Special To The Daily
FLINT--The possibility of ex-
panding the University's Flint
(senior) College into a four-year
institution is encountering local
opposition from the Flint Commu-
nity Junior College faculty.
Discussions between Flint offi-
cials and the faculty to try to
quell the faculty's dissatisfaction
have not basically altered its po-
sition, taken last week in an em-
phatic resolution condemning the
proposed expansion, Prof. Norwin
Hqgm, president of the community

college faculty senate, revealed
yesterday. .
The Flint and FCJC, although
without official structural ties, are
loosely linked by their adjacent
locations; their sharing of facili-
ties and their complementary two-
year set ups which offer a total,
four-year, baccalaureate degree
University officials who are
currently investigating the idea of
admitting a 200-student fresh-
man class to the Flint College next
year, have declared their inten-
tion not to become invloved with
the community junior college fac-
ulty criticism.





San Notes 'U' Participation
In Program for Negroes

"What are the factors influencing
adjustment to college?" Leonard Sain of

the Negro student's total
the admissions department

University Dean for Statewide
Education Harold M. Dorr called
the resolution an indicator of only
an "internal squabble." He inter-
preted the dissatisfaction as "little
more than the customary uneasi-
ness which precedes any discus-
sion of change."
The prospects for expansion are
being viewed by an inquiry com-
mittee consisting of University
administrators, Flint officials and
prominent Flint citizens.
Mid-December Report
It will issue a report in mid-
December to the Flint Board of
Education, according to its super-
intendent, Lawrence Jarvie. He is
a member of the inquiry group.
One of the issues in that report
may be the community college
objections to the move as reflect-
ed in the resolution passed last
week. The community college sys-
tem is considered by University
officials as a powerful lobbying
element in Lansing.
The faculty resolution, accepted
almost unanimously by the 129
out of a possible 160 full-time fac-
ulty members present at the meet-
ing, criticized the prospect of Uni-
versity expansion in Flint as being
"against the best interests of high-
er education in this part of the
Faculty Concern
Sent to FCJC Dean Lewis Fi-
bel, the resolution was issued be-
cause of the faculty's concern over
an idea which endangers the com-
munity college, Prof. Holm ex-
University and Flint officials
have continually re-emphasized
that a four-year institution would
not endanger the community col-
Prof. Holm noted that the fac-
ulty was also worried that in ad-
mitting a freshman class, the
University Flint College liberal
arts program would drain off the
top liberal arts students currently
taking their freshman and sopho-
more years at the community col-

His job is primarily concerned with finding answers to this
Sain was hired this fall to participate in the University's pro-
gram for improving the Negro's position in higher education. In the
" course of explaining his work to
:r the community, Sain has suggest-
ed that the concentration of Negro
*r students in the city schools is one
of the chief factors. Negro chil-
dren comprise over 50 per cent of
the school enrollment in central
Detroit, Sain quoted.

lal Service

Hold 1Memor:

literary figure

Cite Reaction
To Death
Of Huxley
"Probably Aldous Huxley edu-
cated more young people, in the
sense of putting them in touch
with ideas, than any other per-
son," Prof. Allan Seager of the
English department said last
night in reaction to news of Hux-
ley's death from cancer Friday
evening at the age, of 69.
Huxley, the British born novel-
1st who had lived in California
for the last several years, was
most famous for his works "Brave
New World" and "Brave New
World, Revised." Both books dealt
with the increasing complexity of
modern society.
His novel "Brave New World"
has sold nearly a million copies
since it was first published in
Philosophical Writings
"His works are packed with phi-
losophy-the latest things. At one
time, people read Huxley to find
out what was going on intel-
lectually," Prof. Seager added.
Commenting on the meaning
Huxley's work holds for students
of modern society, Prof. Eugene
Feingold of the political science
department said that "Huxley
was a commentator on some of
the more important trends in
modern society."
Huxley's works raised the pos-
sibility of a domination of modern
society by the utilization of pleas-
ure. He predicted the rise of hal-
lucinogens, tranquilizers, and other
sources ofescape in modern life.
Foresaw Psychosomatism
"In some of his works, such as
"The Devils of Loudun," Huxley
effectively foresaw the possibility
of psychosomatic illness," Stephen
Fox of the Mental Health Re-
search Institute said, regarding
the novelist's contributions to re-
search into human personality.
Huxley wrote more than 14
books, including a dozen novels.
He was awarded the American
Academy of Arts and Letters'
Award of Merit for his earlier
novels, including "Point and
Counterpoint." "Eyeless in Gaza"

"This concentration of students'
from similar cultural backgrounds
serves to create a pure culture of
non-achievement in the school,"
Sain said. He explained that non-
achievement attitudes result from
the strong influence of the peer'
group and the weak influences of
middle-class values and academic
These attitudes are not unique
to the Negro student, Sain con-{
tinued. "My work should increase
our knowledge bf the problems'
faced by other disadvantaged stu-
dents," he stressed.
In the category of disadvan-
taged students, Sain mentioned
those from foreign-born families.
arid those from rural or economic-
ally depressed areas.
Other Interpretations
In search of other interpreta-
tions of the Negro's educational
problems, Samis developing and
co-ordinating programs with oth-
er educational institutions and
planning research activities.
One of the areas that Sain is
particularly concerned with is the
problem of motivation: Why do
some Negro students drop out of
high school, and why do some
decide not to come to college when
they are capable?
Included in this problem is the
difficulty of financing a college
Invitations Extended
Hoping to learn about high
school problems, the admissions
department has invited public
school principals to meet here on
December 11 with Vice-President
for Academic Affairs Roger Heyns,
Dean Freeman Miller of the grad-
uate school and Richard Plaut of
the National Scholarship Service
for Negro Students.
Sain also has tentative plans for
developing a program "to acquaint
the large number of interested
students with the many facets of
the 'Negro Problem'." This pro-
gram may begin this spring with
a series of informative lectures by
social scientists.

U.S. Officials
See Johnson
Consider Security,
Legislative Situation
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-President Lyn-
don B. Johnson took over thej
mighty machinery of government
yesterday on his first full day asj
chief executive, putting the na-
tion's business ahead of grief fore
his fallen chief.
Catapulted into the highest
office by the assassin's bullets that
cut down President John F. Ken-
nedy in Dallas Friday, the solemn-
faced Johnson:
-Make a quick visit to the
White House, perhaps for a Presi-
dent's early morning session in
t h e map - bedecked "situation
room' where the nation's security
affairs are screened.
International Problems
-Met with Secretary of State
Dean Rusk, undoubtedly to go over
international problems that may
be multiplied by the passing of
-Working on split-second tim-
ing, held another quickly arranged
session there with Secretary of
Defense Robert S. McNamara, pre-
sumably to assess the nation's de-
fense situation at home and
-Met with congressional lead-
ers, also called in on short notice,
to go over the legislative situation
and perhaps to help decide
whether Congress should call off
business for the .whole Thanks-
giving week, in mourning and for
a reworking of plans.
Eisenhower Pays Respect
-Then, accompanied by the
new first lady, Lady Bird Johnson,
made a dash through a pouring
rain back to the White House it-
self for one semi-ceremonial mat-
ter. That was the visit of former
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
t0 pay last respects, along with
other dignitaries, to the man who
succeeded him in office.
Mourning for Kennedy contin-
ued yesterday as government, of-
fices, businesses and the Post Of-
fice announced that they would
not operate on Monday.
Locally, there will be no mail
deliveries, the University will close
and many stores will be shut
Pravada Charges

Police Link Rifle to Oswald


... commencement speaker
W rte Tti ty l

1 By The Associated Press
DALLAS - Dallas Police Chief
Jesse Curry said last night that
photographs found in the home
of Lee Oswald's Russian-born
wife link him with the rifle used
in the assassination of the late
President John F. Kennedy.
Curry said the pictures will be
used as evidence in Oswald's mur-
der trial.
He has been charged with mur-
dering the President, killing a
Dallas policeman and now with
attempting to kill Texas Gov.
John Connally. The last charge,
assault with intent to murder Con-
naly, was filed yesterday after-
noon, the chief said.
Mail Order Rifle
Curry said the FBI has a letter,
in Oswald's handwriting, ordering
the rifle from a mail order house
in Chicago. Oswald used an alias
and a Dallas post office box num-
ber in the letter, he said.
The FBI headquarters in Wash-
ington confirmed Curry's state-
ment about the letter but would
make no elaboration.
Oswald has repeatedly denied
any connection with Kennedy's
"We have been in this business
a long time," Curry said. "After
you've talked to a man you can
usually tell whether or not he will
sign a statement. Oswald has
shown no intention of making a
District Attorney Hen-'y Wade
is confident of getting the death
penalty for Oswald, a man police
say is proud of being a Commun-
Protests Innocence
Curry said Oswald was con-
fronted with the pictures and
declined to say what the other
tested his innocence. The chief
with other evidence but still pro-
evidence was or describe Oswald's
reactions when he saw it.
Curry said ballistics tests on the
rifle have been "very encourag-
Wade said Oswald will be tried
first-probably in mid-January-

in the death of the President. "If
we get the death penalty as ex-
pected, there will be no need to
try him in the other case, said

-Associated Press
LIES IN REPOSE-A flag-draped casket containing the body of the late President John F. Ken-
nedy rests today on a catafalque in the center of the White House East Room. Guarding the casket
is an honor guard made up of representatives of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force.


well-known New York lawyer who
has defended many Communists
on various charges.
But Abt said, "If I were asked,
I would in all probability have to
decline - because of my" sched-
ule - to defend Oswald." He said
it would not be "fair, to my other
clients" to take the case.
Discussing Oswald's impending
trial, Wadeesaid he "expected no
change of venue.
"I do not believe any motion for
a change of venue would be grant-
ed in this case," he said. "All of
the state of Texas, everyone, has
been exposed to the intensive
newspaper, radio and television
coverage of this tragedy.
"Regardless of where a trial is
held, the same problems would be
encountered in securing a jury."
It is customary in murder cases
here for the defendants to be ex-
amined by a private psychiatrist.
This will be done within the next
few days, Wade said.
The earliest trial date that could
possibly be set would be two weeks
after the indictment is returned.
But, Wade said, in Texas it is
customary to add two weeks more.
In other recent developments,
the entire United States-Mexico
border was closed for nearly six
hours Friday when police of both
countries believed that the slayer
of Kennedy might attempt to en-
ter Mexico.

No Classes
Hill Aud. Ceremony
To Honor Kennedy;
No Library Service
Associate City Editor
The University will close to-
morrow, joining the nation in a
day of mourning, University Presi-
dent Harlan Hatcher declared
yesterday, soon after President
yndoB. Johnson had asked the
country to pause in respect for the
deceased chief executive.
In declaring the state of na-
tional mourning for tomorrow, the
day of President John F. Kenne-
dy's funeral service, Johnson said,
"I invite the people of the world
who share our grief to join us in
this day of mourning and rededi-
A University memorial service
will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Aud., with President Hatch-.
er presiding.
There will be no classes tomor-
row, including night classes, the
libraries will be closed and all
University offices and buildings
will not be in operation, President
Hatcher announced. However, the
Professional Theatre Program's
presentation of "Brecht on Brecht"
will be staged as scheduled.
Earlier yesterday, President
Hatcher had pronounced a Univer-
sity state of mourning for the en-
tire weekend and issued a blanket
cancellation of all University
events previously scheduled for
yesterday and today. The libraries
will be open today.
In his proclamation, Johnson
said the President "has been taken
from us by an act which outrages
decent men everywhere.
"He upheld the faith of our
fathers, which is freedom for all
men. He broadened the frontiers
of that faith and backed it with
the energy and the courage which
are the mark of the nation he led.
"A man of wisdom, strength and
pace, he molded and moved the
power of our nation in the serv-
ice of a world of growing liberty
and order. All who love freedom
wll mourn his death.
"As he did not shrink from his
responsibilities, but welcomed
them, so he would not have us
shrink from carrying on his work
beyond this hour of national trag-
"He said it himself: 'The energy,
the faith, the devotion which we
bring to this endeavor will light
our country and.serve it-and the
glow from that fire can truly light
the world . ..
The University service will in-
lude the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John F.
Bradley, delivering the invocation;
Rev. Hoover Rupert, First Meth-
odist minister, giving the central
prayer, and Herman Jacobs, direc,
tor of the Hillel Foundation, deliv-
ering the benediction. The Men's
Glee Club will sing two hymns.
St. Mary's Student Chapel will
hold a special all-campus requiem
mass at noon tomorrow.
'M'-OSU Tilt
For Saturday
Sports Editor
Michigan and Ohio State flash
ed the go-ahead sign early last

night on a plan to reschedule yes-
terday afternoon's football game
for this next Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
in Michigan Stadium.
Thus, the traditional season fi-
nale that has gone on unbroken
since 1918 will take place over
Thanksgiving vacation, just hours
before Michigan's basketball team
begins its regular season with Ball
State at Muncie, Ind.
Tickets issued for yesterday's
game will be valid this Saturday,
but no announcement has been
made about refunds.

At Ceremc
United States Set
Labor W. Willard Wi
the featured speaker

.L v'.i In Moscow, Pravada charged
that American right-wingers are
MY trying to use the assassination of
Kennedy to stir up anti-Soviet
cretary of and anti-Cuban hysteria.
jrywllb The organ of the Communist
at com- Party said Dallas police were try-
._ ; in h to nin it on United States

...denies slaying
H. Louis Nichols, president of
the Dallas Bar Association, who
met with Oswald yesterday after-
noon, said Ocwald told him he
would like to be represented by
John Abt of New York City, a

In the area of
plans to question
at the University
tors contributing
demic success.

research, Sain
Negro students
about the fac-
to their aca-

mencement exercises, which will'
be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 19 in
Hill Aud.
Following the ceremonies, Uni-
versity President and Mrs. Harlanj
H. Hatcher will host a tea in the
Michigan League ballroom.
A total of 1,770 degrees will be
awarded, of which 245 will be doc-
torates and 340 will be masters
degrees. University officials ex-
plain that holding the commence-
ment exercises on a Thursday is
an experiment to see whether it
will be a more convenient day
than a Saturday, the day on
which it has traditionally taken

Communists "for provocative pur-
No0 Issue
Out of respect for the death
of President John F. Kennedy,
and in compliance with the day
of national mourning Monday
proclaimed by President Lyn-
don B. Johnson, The Daily will
not publish its Tuesday morn-
ing edition. The business and
editorial offices of The Daily
will be closed Monday.

Leaders To Pay Respects
At Arlington Funeral Rites
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The late President John F. Kennedy will be
buried in Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow afternoon, follow-
ing graveside services there.
At 1 p.m. today, the President's body will be moved from the
White House and an official cortege will accompany it to the ro-
tunda of the Capitol, where it will lie in state for one day.
Members of the President's family, along with cabinet and gov-
ernment leaders, members of the Supreme Court, Congress and dip-

In addition to hiring Sain, the
University has engaged in co-
operative activities with Tuskegee
Institute in Alabama and with
other Midwestern colleges.

Hatcher, Walter Collaborate on Great Lakes History

brief overview of the entire region.
"A Pictorial History of the This is followed with much more
Great Lakes," the latest book by detailed chapters on such subjects
University President Harlan H. as Great Lakes geology, history,
Hatcher, "is intended to announce shipping and cities.
the opening of the Great Lakes Photographs represent a major
to the world," President Hatcher portion of both the book and of
said Thursday, the research time spent on it,
The book was co-authored by Walter noted. He mentioned that
President Hatcher and University the Michigan Historical Library
Secretary Erich A. Walter. w as very helpful in providing him
President Hatcher's first work with both photographs and "leads"
on the subject of the Great Lakes to photographs which the library
.cn - "Trhr r .e r T irje. .- - - f- a--

President Hatcher said that a
major value of the book is "its
bringing the modern importance
of the (Great Lakes) area to
Off and On
The authors spent a total of
four years in writing the book.
They noted, however, that be-
cause of the nature of their posi-
tions it was naturally impossible
for them to work continuously.

>lomatic representatives of foreign
nations will be present at cere-
monies placing the body in state
At the funeral services, the
bowed heads will be those of such
men as:
President Charles De Gaulle of
France, his differences with Ken-
nedy dissolved by death.
Sir Alex Douglas-Home, new
prime minister of Britain, and
Prince Philip, representing Queen
Elizabeth II.
King Baudouin of Belgium.
Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of
West Germany and Mayor Willie
Brandt of West Berlin.
Foreign M i n i s t e r Masayoshi
Ohira of Japan.
Anastas Mikoyan, first deputy
chairman of the Council of Min-



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