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VOL. LXIX, No.38
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5,1959
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Transfer to State
Would Shift University Functions
To Central Board of Instruction
BY THOMAS HAYDEN'
Plans to transfer the program of high school accreditation from
the University to a state agency by next fall were blueprinted here
The transfer will only be made if the state provides enough funds
for the central agency, which would become part of the State De-
partment of Publie Instruction.
However, some have typified the state as "reluctant" to take
over the complex business of accreditation, and also noted that funds
£may not be available by next
Follows Other States
ara aVR The. mova would align Michigan
with 47 other states which handle
An Auto Caravan will em-. accrediting activities. Only in
bark for Saturday's game at California Arizona and Michigan
Champaign, ,Ilinois, tomorrow, do' 'universities continue to judge
Bill Skinner, '60, captain of the the quality of high schools.
cheerleading squad, announced, An iterim committee, com-
yesterday. posed' of representatives of inter-
All those interested in join- ested organizations, will be set up
ing the cavalcade should meet to work out details of the trans-
at the Union at 1 p.m. The pil- fer, Vice-President for Student Af-
grimage, headed by the cheer-, fairs James A. Lewis indicated
leaders, will leave from there at yesterday.
about 1:15 p.m. Lewis met yesterday with repre-
Skinner said everyone should sentatives from 21 educational or-
bring a car. ganizations interested in develop-
ing excellence in Michigan's high
LANSING (M-There's a move
afoot in the Legislature to end
automatic channeling of two-
thirds of the State sales tax to
schools and one-sixth to cities,
villages and townships.
All collections would go' instead
into the State treasury.
If lawmakers agree, the change
still would require a majority of
-all votes cast in a statewide ref-
erendum at the 1960 general elec-
A resolution to repeal the sales-.
tax-diversion amendment of the,
State Constitution was filed by
Senator Edward Hutchinson (R-
Hutchinson proposed letting the
Legislature grant local govern-
ments and school districts power
to levy more local taxes to make
At stake in the Hutchinson pro-
posal is more than 250 million dol-
lars a year.
Money To Go Back
Presumably, the Legislature
would send some of the money
back to schools and local govern-
ments to supplement locally raised
Gov. Williams suggested the
Legislature devote itself to more
pressing problems, namely a new
Williams said he doubted schools
and local governments would go
for the proposal.
The groups outlined the pur-
poses of accreditation, including:
1) Certifying that accredited
schools maintain minimum stand-
ards of excellence;'
2) Assisting schools in the main-
tenance and achievement of high-,
er educational standards.
The proposed move would be in
accord with the Russell Report on
Higher Education in Michigan
which recommended that "the
Legislature transfer the function
of supervising and accrediting of4
high schools ... to the State Board
of Education and the State De-
partment of Public Instruction,
with a corresponding transfer of
funds' to operate this service.
The program would cover both
public and non-public schools, but
would remain .entirely voluntary
instead of compulsory, following
the tradition of control 1of high
schools by the local school boards.
The interim committee would
finally evolve into a state com-
mission on accreditation, subject
to the state superintendent of in-
struction and to the state board
of education, Lewis said.
Represented on!- the interim
committee will be orib representa-
tive from the North Central As-
sociation, a regional accrediting
unit; one elementary school prin-
cipal; one junior high principal;
15 principals from public, private
and church-related high schools;
three classroom teachers; three
reprsentatives from private and
denominational colleges; one from
each of the nine state-supported
colleges; one from community col-
leges; four high school superin-.
tendents; and six members at
large, chosen by the state super-I
intendent of public instruction.,
LANSING ()-Two Democratic
senators yesterday revived a pro-
posal to remove sales tax exemp-
tions in three areas, but stirred up
little enthusiasm among Repb-
Sens. Harold M. Ryan of De-
,troit, Senate Democratic leader,
and Garland B. Lane of Flint sub-
mitted the 80-million-dollar plan
to a 16-man steering committee
looking for a solution to Michi-
gan's cash troubles.
The bipartisan committee from
the house and senate, winding up
their third session, screened half
a dozen tax possibilities and got
set to look over another score or
The Ryan-Lane blueprint, the
first to come from Democrats on
the committee, called for exten-
sion of the three-cent sales levy to
services by such business firms as
laundries, dry-cleaners and serv-
This, they said, would yield 30
million dollars a year.
Additionally, they suggested re-
moving exemptions on industrial
processing and agricultural ma-
chinery, calculated to produce
four millions from agriculture and
more than 45 millions from in-
Prefer Income Tax
"We would prefer an income
tax, but barring that, this is our
suggestion," said Ryan.
Sen. Carlton H. Morris (R-Kal-
amazoo), a leading GOP tax
strategist, jumped on the propos-
al as potentially dangerous to in-
"It would put Michigan business
in a bad competitive position with
with other states at a time when
we are short 400,000 jobs of full
employment," he said.
Earlier, Morris called for a
nickel a bottle extra tax on beer
which he said would raise 84 mil-
lion dollars a year. Democrats ob-
In Sco Woods
Gerald D. Butler, 50, supervisor
of retirement and insurance rec-
ords at the University, was found
dead yesterday in a wooded area
in Scio township nea? here.
Detective Sgt. Chester J. Parks,
Jr., of the Washtenaw County
Sheriff's department, said death
was caused by suicide. Butler was
found holding a double-barreled
Butler disappeared Tuesday aft-
er taking his three children to
school in the family car. He had
been on leave of absence from the
University for two Months because
of poor health.1
SUCCESSFUL-Al Haber, incum
Council Student Activities Comr
By JEAN HARTWIG
Television viewers at times out-
numbered Student Government
Council elections'spectators at last
night's ballot counting festivities
in South Quad's Club 600.
Hearty members of the SGC
Elections Committee, candidates
loyal roommates, and South Quad
residents who wandered in for a
coke, lined up along the roped-in
counting area as the latest results
were listed on a blackboard.
The atmosphere of the club
ranged from that of the New York
stock exchange to a night club
throughout the count.
As WCBN piped in strains of
the latest rock 'n roll tunes, can-
didates hovered arouind the small
tables on which their ballots were
piled, unobtrusively double-check-
ing the counters.
At periodic intervals starving
refugees from the upper floors of
the residence hall wandered in
and out of the refreshment line,
perching, around the small, round
tablse with their glasses to watch
The whole proceedings were ac-
companied bry a lowdexpectant
bumz broken only by .sporadic and
unenthusiastic applause as suc-
cessive elections wereuannounced.
As Jim Martens, '60BAd., Inter-
fraternity Council president, and
Jo Hardee, '60, SGC executive
vice-president, waltzed among the
ballot-counters, one "Quaddie,"
dressed in short-shorts. and an an-
cient sweatshirt entered the Club.
"What's going on?" he asked a
nearby viewer, who informed him
that ballots for eight SGC mem-
bers were being counted.
"Oh," he said, disappearinginto
the snack bar.'
Y y Three Others Get.
Full Year Terms
Bassey, Warnock, Bartlett Selected;
Shah, Miller, Jenks Get Half-Terms
By KENNETH McELDOWNEY
A record low of slightly over 3,500 students last nigt
-'swept 'Al Haber, '61, back into Student Government Council
on the first ballot.
As Haber's votes above the quota were redistributed, Nan-
cy Adams, '61, was also elected. On later ballots Ron Bassey,
,60, Bill Warnock, '61BAd., and Lynn Bartlett, '63, were elect-
ed to full year terms.
Jeff Jenks, '61, M. A. Hyde Shah, Grad., and Babs Miller,
160, were elected to serve out the remaining semester of the
terms of resigning Council
-Daiay-eima sawaya members, as the balloting con-3a
nbent, and Nancy Adams, former chairman of the Student Government tinued.
mittee, placed first and second respectively in th balloting count last As the ballots were first count-
ed shortly after 8:00 last night,
Haber polled a total of over one-
fourth of first place votes, to be
t f# ightDravs Fetv elected easily. His 906 votes were
well over 500 in excess of the
quota he needed to be elected.
" " When all of his votes in excess
of the quota were distributed
ve r ted by TV MUS C based on the second place choices
onhsballot, Miss Adams went
well above the quota and was
. 'Franzblau Dropped
On the third ballot, after the
new quota was set and excess
votes redistributed, no one was
elected and Charles Franzblau,
'1, who had the lowest number
of votes was dropped and his
votes redistributed. This was not
enough to elect another Council
James Zubkus, '62, a write-in . . reelected
s 4candidate who had polled 133 first
place votes after the first counting
a rwas dropped as the lowest man I
remaining on the fourth ballot.
His redistributed votes were not
enough to fill a Council seat, so on
the next ballotJohn Garland, '60,
After Garland's votes were re-4 Y
distributed Ron Bassey, '60, and
Bill Warnock were both elected on
the next ballot. On the same bal-
lot, after it was discovered that
-Dawy-seima sawaya the votes over the quota were not
CROWD-Students view the intricate process of the Hare system enough to elect a new membei of
during Student Government Council Count Night in Club 600 of dropped. BasseyTe pere other i
South Quadrangle. The count this year lid not attract many cumbent running.
When Tepper's 241 votes were
'HOPELESSLY INSOLVENT': redistributed, Lynn Bartlett, '63,
had enough votes to put him over
1 "s "the, quota and give him the re-
Institutes Receiver ship maining one-year term. The bal-
InstituesRec iesiploting then continued in order to BILL WARNOCK
fill the three semester terms re- . .. gets one-year term
For SUretyCompany These.terms were filled on the r
Itor S rety C~ipan next ballot as Babs Miller, '60,
s ~~~Jeff Jenks, '61, and M. A. yde 'i
LANSING ()--State officials, declaring "ultimate collapse is only h rd all ent oe the
a question of time," announced yesterday that receivership proceed- quota.
ings have been started against the Michigan Surety Co. Roger Seasonwein, 161, elections I
The company, with offices in Lansing, writes about seven million director, said that he was not at
dollars worth of premiums a year in 43 states, Frank Blackford, State all discou1taged1by 'the low turn
Insurance Commissioner, reported. out. He commented that one iea
Roscoe O. Bonisteel, a member of the Regents, is one of the Mich- son for the low vote could be the
igan directors of the company, who were "shocked," "apparently didn't bad weather. -Only 200 students
know what had happened" and voted yesterday morning in the v^"""-
were "most cooperative," accord- rain, he said.hx
ing to Blackford. Blames Rain
Blackford said assets are roughly In the afternoon when. the rain
2% million dollars and liabilities stopped, over 1,200 students vot-
r ~about four millions. ed. If it hadn't rained the voteY
te r An answer fied by thecompany would have been "way up," he
said state insurance coampny declared.
grlyinsrr examine I believe that the general level
of 40 than specific vocational It has a surplus of more tan one of voting was on a higher plane
training. s ihas ars in this election," Seasonwein said.
e eattribuesoman Attorney Genral Paul L. Adams any people commented that they
educated mind that a liberal edu- Atre eea alL dm were in favor of distributing the
cation helps develop has led to the said the case had been thoroughly platforms. LYNN BARTLETT
opinion that the women's educa- reviewed before the step was taken. Giving another example of the ... freshman elected
tion doesnt have- to be different Adams said insurance examiners increased voter awareness, Sea-
from the men's," Dean Heyns reported the company is, hope- sonwein mentioned the experi-
noted lessly insolvent. ment that was carried out at
Skills Important Couzens Hall - where a voting
"The well-educated woman who t' booth was installed. Though the SGC To M eet
has embraced the skills and facili- SphinX eS ects vote was low there, he said, the
ties available at college will be girls were able to vote more care-
happy, confident, and socially pro- fully because they were not rush- At] Ve od
ductive later on," Dean Heyns New M em bers ing to class.
concluded. System Explained The newly-elected candidates
Prof. Hard of the dental by- Once again the Pharoah has The Hare system was employed of Student Government Council
giene department spoke on the at- commanded his legions to -cross in the elections. will be seated at a 5 p.m. meeting
tributes of a career with specific the great desert and invade the Under the system all candidates tonight, Philip Zook, '60, admin-
training, such as dental hygiene, land of the barbarians to pick getting more than a set quota are istrative vice-president said yes-
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PANEL ON 'CONFLICTING GOALS':
'Woman Needs Role in Life A]
By STEPHANIE ROUMELL
By the time the average woman
is 32 years old her children have.
started school she has not yet lived
half of her life and she must find
'a new 'role in society, Dean Deb-
orah Bacon said last night at the
panel discussion, "A Looking Glass
of Conflicting Goals."
The discussion was an event of
Womens Week sponsored by the
Women's. League. Miss Bacon was
chairman of the panel that in-
cluded University President Harlan
Hatcher, Mrs. Norma Marshall,
assistant dean of nursing school,
Dean Willard C. Olsen of educa-
tion school, Dean Roger Heyns of
the lterary college and Professor
Dorothv H-ard. dean' of the de~ntal
question have been carried on at
various women's colleges such as
Stevens College, and. Sarah Law-
rence, he continued. "These schools
offer courses that anticipate what
the woman will be doing as they
lead their lives in the society of
which they will be a part."
Dean Heyns said that there is no
substantial barrier to stop the'
determined woman who knows
what she wants when her responsi-
bility as =a mother decreases and
she seeks a new one.
"College women are determined
and they usually can get what
they want," he averred. "This at-
tribute doesn't disappear with
Specific consequences of a lib-
eral education, such as the devel-
opment of creativity, resourceful-
ness, and the awareness of one's
goals, the dean said, are vital and
will have more utility at the age