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Warmer today with chance
of showers in the evening




Haber To Permit
Classes on Friday'
Letter to Department Heads Allows
Instructors to Make Up Own Minds





While classes are officially cancelled for next Friday, some meet-
ings will be held in the University's four largest colleges-literary,
education, engineering and music-though largely at individual in-
structors' discretion.
A letter was sent yesterday by Dean William Haber to all
literary college department heads giving them a "local option" on
the holding of classes. According to Associate Dean Charles Lehmann
of the education school, classes
~p meeting on Saturdays only will be
held next week. While Dean Leh-
. mann anticipates that some
classes may be held on Friday, he
{$ said that the school has taken
:.;no other official action except to
recognize the University policy.
Some Will Anyway
The engineering school has
taken no special action except to
announce the study dates. Assist-
ant Dean Arlen Hellwarth feels,
however, that the great dissatis-
faction expressed by faculty mem-
bers will undoubtedly lead some
to hold Friday meetings.
The music school will not can-
cel various individual organ ex-
aminations which it had scheduled
on the Hill Aud. organ mainly be-9
cause of the difficulty of resched-
uling, Associate Dean John Flower1
said. Various other classes or in-i
DEAN WILLIAM HABER dividual performance examina-
. permits Friday classes tions may also be held, but they1
will not have the official sanction
CONGRESS SPLIT:* of the school.l
* The letter sent to literary col-f
lege departments states that "be-
Powell Hits cause of the widespread impres-c
sion that classes would be heldf
'Se jous' Stall through Friday, some departmentsr
and individual instructors have al-I
ready made plans to use this dayE
Scho 1"'1ifor class meetings or examinations.
On ~c o Bill Chacun A Son Gout
"The Vice-President for Aca-
Collegiate Press Service demic Affairs supports my recoi-
WASHINGTON - A stalemate mendation that departments bet
between House and Senate educa- given a local option to proceedC
tion leaders-with both sides ac- with these plans, if they so wish."r
cusing each other of congressional The letter was the result of aa
blackmail-has apparently killed "fairly general concern" voiced by
hopes for any aid to education faculty at Monday's faculty meet-a
legislation this year. ing over the sudden announce-x
In an interview this week, Rep. went that Friday and Saturdayr
Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY), were to be reserved for study,t
chairman of the House Education Associate Dean James H. Robert-f
and Labor Committee, said the son said.
feud "is creating a crisis in edu- Due to an oversight,dthe first
cation." announcement of the dates ap-s
At the heart of the controversy peared in the academic calendarr
s a split between House-Senate on the inside rear cover of the fac-t
conferees over a compromise ver- ulty directory.
sion of the Vocational Aid Edu- Dean Haber's letter concludes:g
cation Bill. "Strong representations have al-
Bill Killers ready been made that in the fu-
Powell said the delay over the ture all teaching units participated
Pocational aid bill "is very ser- fully in calendar decisions whichn
ious. This delaying action is killing affect teaching and examiningg
aus education bills." time. In addition, I have urged c
Il educ caio is lders rthat such decisions be published t
Senate education leaders are early, accurately and approp-c
eeping the $1.2 billion college aid riately" u yr
bill from reac in a the floor and
IJIL L. ~~.L L~~.IALL5 ILL~LL~U d riatly."

New Plan
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher will head a University
delegation appearing before a
committee of the National Aero-
nautics and Space Administration
on Dec. 17 to recommend that a
proposed $50 million electronics
research center be located in
southeastern Michigan.
Robert Burroughs, director of
the University Office of Research
Administration, commented yes-
terday that "while we cannot pre-
dict the outcome of the commit-
tee's decision, we're hoping for a
favorable reaction."
The NASA hearing was arrang-
ed by Sen. Philip A. Hart (D-
Mich) and Rep. Neil Staebler (D-
Mich) on Hart's insistence that
the administration make a study
of the feasibility of locating the
center in Michigan.
University Places Bid
After the Wall Street Journal
wrote an article saying private re-
search industry in the Boston
area was urhappy with the pro-
ject, the University put in a bid
for the center last March.
The center was originally slated
for a Boston location. However,
congressmen objected s v ral
months ago to NASA locating it
there in deference to the Ken-
nedy family - particularly Sen.
Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass),
who campaigned in 1962 on the
promise that he could "do more
for Massachusetts."
"The NASA committee has been
charged with studying the avail-
able locations for the project and
making its report to James E.
Webb, NASA director," Burroughs
Congress Ultimately
"Webb and NASA will select the
site; Congress will issue the ulti-
mate approval. NASA may go
through the entire legislative pro-
cess and still come up with a
recommendation for the Boston
area," Burroughs said.
University, business, research
and public utility leaders have
been asked by Gov. George Rom-
ney to give their full support to
the campaign to win the project
for Michigan.
"This facility would conduct re-
search in electronics, physics and
related fields, and its location here
would be important to the indus-
trial, economic and scientific pro-
gress of our state," Romney wrote.
Ask Serious Consideration
Burroughs explained that Presi-
dent Hatcher and leaders of busi-
ness, research, public utilities and
government leaders are asking the
committee to seriously consider
the Michigan location. The next
choice for the project would be
the Great Lakes area.





Group Considers

Medal Give
'To Kennedy
WASHINGTON OP) - Presiden1
Lyndon B. Johnson wrestled yes-
terday with problems centering
around NATO and military spend-
ing and awarded the Medal o
Freedom to the late President
John F. Kennedy as a "pioneer for
Johnson made another unan-
nounced posthumous award of the
medal, the nation's highest civil-
ian honor for peacetime service.
This one went to the lats Pope
Johnson covered NATO, a pro-
jected allied nuclear force and
military spending in a single hour-
long conference with defense and
state department advisers, includ-
ing the two secretaries.
Notable Achievements
The medal ceremony, at noon
in the White House, was a follow-
through on Kennedy's selection of
31 American citizens and foreign
nations who have marked up not-
able achievements in many fields.
They included persons such as
singer Marian Anderson, French
statesman Jean Monnet, Navajo
Indian health worker Annie Wau-
naka, educator James B. Connant,
and Felix Frankfurter, former Su-
preme Court justice.
White House Press Secretary
Pierre Salinger saidthat certainly
it was by no means a letup day
for the man who became the
President just two weeks ago upon
Kennedy's assassination.
Briefing for Rusk
Secretary of State Dean Rusk
and Secretary of Defense Robert
S. McNamara will be heading for
Paris and a semi-annual meeting
of NATO foreign, defense and fi-
nance ministers that starts Dec.
16. The meeting is expected to go
into such matters as long range
NATO strategy, so Johnson want-
ed to catch up in this and other
He was brought up to date as
well on talks that have been Lin-
der way in Paris on a multilat-
eral force.
For the United States, special
ambassador Livingston Merchant
has been the chief participant.
Standing in for him yesterday, to
bring Johnson up to date on the
attitudes of the various govern-
ments, was Walt W. Rostow, head
of the State Department's policy
planning staff.

WAY BACK WHEN-The University's latest movie about itself, "Perspective Michigan," shows the
campus as it looked around 1900. State St. looking south from East William St. in the horse and
buggy era was a broad, but unpaved boulevard. The Congregational Church (far right) still stands,
but the picket fence, built when the University was located in the rural east end of town, has long
since disappeared. So has University Hall, one of the earliest campus buildings, which appears
through the trees.





New 'U' Film Depict.



At the request of the Regents,
University Television Center has
produced a 25-minute newsreel in
color and black and white, cover-
ing the events of 1962-63.
Originally intended for use by
the Alumni Association at various
alumni gatherings about the coun-
try, the film is now also to be
pressed into service by the Uni-
versity relations office for show-
ing before service groups in Mich-
Entitled "Perspective Michigan,"
the film opens with a shot of the
late poet Robert Frost receiving
an honorary degree from Univer-
sity President Harlan Hatcher,
followed by a shot of former Wol-
verine football great Tom Harmon
being honored at half-time.
Do You Remember...
The film then skips through the
highlights of 1962-63, picking up
shots of the Michigras floats, the
Glee Club's triumphant return
from their European tour, the
education of the Peace Corps
trainees for Thailand and Michi-

gan's all-sports championship in
the Big Ten conference.
One of the highlights of the film
is the sequence covering the birth-
day in honor of University Presi-
dent Emeritus Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, held in the Michigan Union
ayear ago last June. Candid
glimpses of President Ruthven and
his famous Morgan horses, testi-
monials by former Regent Harry
Kipke and Prof. William D. Re-
velli of the music school, and a
description of the alumni gifts for
"the past, the present and the
future" to President Ruthven pay
tribute to the University's for-
mer chief executive.
Flashback photos gleaned from
The Michigan Historical Collec-

tions of the University campus 75
years ago compared to the new
buildings springing up now are a
striking description of how the
University is progressing.
.. That Wonderful Year?
The film also shows glimpses of
the coming of the University's
theatre-in-residence, The Associa-
tion of Producing Artists, the new
Ann Arbor Research Park on
North Campus, and explanation
of the year-round calendar by
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Roger W. Heyns. Also in-
cluded are views of the new alumni
family camp at Boyne City.
Public showing is scheduled for
4:10 p.m. Thursday in Aud B.

Views Role
Of Publicity,
Gordus Foresees
No All-Out Drive
To Recruit Scholars
A new faculty group is seeking
ways to improve the University's
ability to attract top-notch stu-
dents to Ann Arbor.
Headed by Prof. Adon A. Gordus
of the chemistry department, this
subcommittee of the Honors Coun-
cil is comparing the University's
publicity and scholarship programs
for highly qualified students with
those at other institutions.
Prof. Gordus emphasized that
the establishment of the sub-
committee "is not the first step
toward a mass recruitment cam-
paign. We are interested in explor-
ing means of giving potential Uni-
versity students a more complete
picture of the University before
they select a college."
Look Again
The study, initiated about a
month ago, was one of a series
launched after various discus-
sions of ways to improve the
Honors program. "The program
had grown to the point where it
was felt that a new look could
now be taken at the procedures
for contacting and attracting
high-quality students," Prof. Gor-
dus explained.
One of its chief objects of com-
parison is Michigan State Univer-
sity, where an intensive recruit-
ment campaign has attracted
many top-ranking high ' school
MSU is being studied" closely
because it is nearby and offers a
good comparison, he explained.
"Our concern is not exclusively
with what MSU is doing. We are
trying to figure out in what ways
information about the University
can be disseminated. The Univer-
sity offers top high-school stu-
dents many distinct opportunities
-yet perhaps we've taken them
for granted, not realizing that po-
tential students are unaware of
Concern Here
However, reports from East Lan-
sing claiming that 198 winners of
Merit Scholarships entered MSU
as freshmen this fall have raised
some concern among faculty mem-
bers and were discussed at the No-
vember literary oallege faculty
meeting. The Office of Academic
Affairs reportedly also has studied
the situation.
The University, with 29 Merit
scholars in its entering class this
fall, had for the past decade
shared first place among state
institutions with the University of
California at Berkeley. The num-
ber of Merit scholars an institu-
tion has is considered an impor-
tant indicator of the quality of its
student body: consequently, it is
a factor in its academic reputa-
Prof. Gordus commented that
same University faculty members
see Michigan State's recruitment
program as a "commendable at-
tempt" to improve standards,
while others see it as luring top
students away from the University.
MSU Scholars
He cited several reasons for the
high MSU Merit-scholar statistics:
-"It's partially a question of
semantics," he said. Of the 198
reported Merit scholars, about 160,
he estimated, actually received
MSU-financed scholarships which
were simply administered by the
Merit Scholarship Corp. This
would leave only 30-40 actual
Merit scholars in the MSU fresh-
man class.

All 29 University Merit scholars,
on the other hand, received their
Merit money from non-University
sources. The University doesn't
give scholarships through the
Merit Corporation, Prof. Gordus
-Another factor is the litera-
ture which MSU sends out to high
school students and counselors,
For instance, Michigan State sends
out numerous public-relations cir-
culars to counselors and potential
students, "while the University
sends out little more than its gen-
eral-information catalogue." Prof.

Carr Orders Cancellation
Of Probe into Assassination
WASHINGTON VP)-Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr
announced yesterday that he has called off a state court of inquiry
into circumstances surrounding the assassination of President John
F. Kennedy.
The Texas state official; making the announcement from the
justice department, said he acted in compliance with a suggestion
by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, who heads the com-
mission appointed by Presidente

Mill from reacning neoraa
final approval until House mem-
bers compromise along Senate
lines on the vocational aid bill,
which also contains extension of
student loans and grants under
the National Defense Education
tThe joint conferees have ham-
ered out a compromise version
of a bill to aid colleges and uni-
versities with loans and grants
over a five-year period to build
campus facilities.
Senate Approval Needed
The "bricks and mortar" bill
sailed through the House Nov. 6
and needs only quick Senate ap-
But the education conferees of
both Houses haven't met since
Nov. 8 to mold a compromise ver-
sion of House and Senate voca-
tional aid legislation.
While they are at odds on many
points of the vocational bill, the
chief roadblock is the formula to
be used in distributing program
funds. The Senate wants a form-
ula based on per capita income,
while the House prefers one based
on population. The Senate formula
would favor poorer states in the
South, while the House plan would
help Northern states with large
Bomb Victims
Sue in Japan
TOYKO (M)-A Japanese civil
court declared yesterday the
United States violated interna-
tional law by dropping atomic
bombs on Hiroshima and Naga-
saki in World War II.
The opinion by Judge Toshimasa
bf Toyko District Civil Court-
nn Paal' a. na- o , i. fh


Wolverines Continue
Win Streak, 8-
Without much of a fuss, Michigan went about its winning
basketball ways last night, rolling past Nebraska in decisive 80-55
With 11 players in the scoring column, Michigan was never
threatened. The Blue jumped into a 7-0 lead before the Cornhuskers
even got a shot at the basket and ran the margin to 15 points
before the end of the half. In the second stanza, Coach Dave
Strack's crew never let up the scoring pace, leading by as much as
27 points near the end of the game.
The victory kept alive an undefeated winter for the highly-
rated Wolverines, with three victories in as many starts. Strack's
men travel to Indianapolis Wednesday to face Butler, a team that's
won three straight over the Wolverines.

Lyndon B. Johnson to conduct a
similar inquiry.
This turn in the investigative'
aftermath of the Nov. 22 assassi-
nation came some hours after a
repoi't that Lee Harvey Oswald,
the accused killer, told his wife he
tried to shoot Gen. Edwin A.
Walker eight months ago.
Narrow Escape
A bullet fired through a window
into the right-wing general's Dal-
las home on April 10 narrowly
missed Walker and he was slightly
cut by flying glass.
Government sources said Mrs.
Marina Oswald, Russian-born wife
of the Marxist-ex-Marine, has
told federal agents that Oswald
came home and boasted excitely
of his exploit on the night of the
attempt on Walker's life.
Carr said he has been invited
to participate with the Presiden-
tial commission in its study and
will do so, standing ready at all
times to call a court of inquiry
into session in Texas if it can be
useful in questioning of witnesses1
in his state.
May Still Convene
He also made it plain to news-
men that a court of inquiry still
may be convened in his state after;
the Presidential commission con-
cludes its work if he feels any;
good purpose would be served in
convening the state investigating
The episode reportedly is part'
of the FBI's massive report on the
assassination, delivered yesterday
to the Justice Department and
shortly to gn to the White Huse.

USNSA Stops.
Support, Local
Co-op Forms
The former United States Na-
tional Student Association Coop-
erative Bookstore has been re-or-
ganized into a new, local organi-
zation which will attempt to main-
tain a co-op bookstore on this
The new group, the Friends of
the Ann Arbor Cooperative Book-
store Association, was formed
when USNSA withdrew its sup-
port of the campus store. The in-
itial capital for the enterprise is
being provided by the Continen-
tal Student Cooperative, which
had operated a successful co-op
bookstore at the University of Chi-
cago for several years, but funds
for stock in the future are in-
tended to come from member-
ships bought by the students and
faculty of the University.
At present, control of the book-
store is in the hands of a tempor-
ary committee headed by. Peter
Roosen-Runge, '65 Grad, but it
will come under the control of the
people who buy $5 memberships
in the co-op. Non-voting member-
ships for $3 are also being sold.
All policies will be decided by the
voting members.
I nn avrenti

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