Saturday, July 28, 1973
THE SUMMER DAILY
'U' students sing the tuition blues
By JO MARCOTTY
When students here found out about the University's
newly-announced record tuition hike, some were angry,
some resigned, and some simply felt they had been
But none of the students polled by The Daily yes-
terday afternoon were happy about the big boost.
BOB FISCHER, a literary college (LSA) undergradu-
ate from Birmingham, Mich., uttered the universal
Bob Fischer "It's a real shame."
The increase came in response to the Supreme
Court's decision voiding the old six-month nonenroll-
ment residency statute, a ruling which would have cost
the University an estimated $2.5 million loss in tuition
TO ABSORB that loss and the ever present inflation
factor, the Regents approved fee hikes averaging 24
per cent for all students.
"For the working student who has to put himself
through school, the tuition hike is an added burden,"
" Fischer continued in yesterday's interview. "How can
he concentrate on his education and still make enough
R. Kessman money to make it through?
A FEW STUDENTS felt that certain aspects of the
increase were justified.
Maurice McDonald, a California-born graduate stu-
dent in economy, commented, "I think it's okay that
juniors and seniors have to pay more for their educa-
tion. Freshmen and sophomores take lectures with 500
or more people in them. Upper classmen's classes are
smaller and they use more teachers. They should pay
their equal share of the costs."
"I wasn't in favor of lowered out-of-state tuition,"
said Janet Nelson, a Rackham linguist from Port Hur-
Janet Nelson on, Mich. "People who don't live here don't pay state
taxes, even if they do vote here. But then, I expected
a tuition hike."
ANOTHER linguistics major from New York, R.
Kessman, voiced his opinion of the tuition increase as
being "pretty awful."
One very resigned student was Betsy Alexander, a
graduate from Detroit. "I didn't know about it until
today. After a while my reaction is just, 'Oh, well'. I'm
so used to being screwed by the University that it
doesn't make any difference any more."
JEANNI LIN, an LSA student from Louisiana didn't
Maurice understand the Regent's decision at all. "It's not too
MacDonald cool. I don't know why they did, I just don't know why."
Beef from the bank?
If you can't find any beef at your groc-
er's try opening a checking account in a
St. Louis bank. They're giving away steaks
with every new $200 account. Beef is now
a prize item because Phase IV controls
are making marketing of beef unprofit-
able, with rising production costs and froz-
en selling prices. If you can't go to St.
Louis, go fishing.
DETROIT - The two Chrysler workers
who shut down the Jefferson Avenue As-
sembly Plant for 13 hours this week will
speak at a victory celebration Sunday
sponsored by the United Justice Caucus-
a group of rank and file workers at the
plant. Organizers of the event said they
hope it will show the management and the
UAW brass that rank and file members
will continue to fight for decent working
conditions. Larry Carter and Isaac Shor-
ter, the two men involved, staged their
protest to demand the firing of supervisor
Clean air costs $
The Environmental Protection Agency
said yesterday the transportation controls
and other clean air measures it has pro-
posed may wind up costing the average
motorist from $32 to $175 - and the na-
tion as a whole somewhere "in the low
The Senate Armed Services Committee
voted 11 to 0 to trim U.S. military troop
strength at home and around the world by
seven percent. The action came as De-
fense Secretary James Schlesinger ap-
pealed to the Congress to forego sub-
stantial troop reductions until he can
make arrangements with NATO allies to
share the burden of maintaining a U.S.
garrison in Europe. The House Armed
Services Committee has recommended a
smaller cutback, which would save over
$1.6 billion in next year's budget.
. . . The Medieval Festival gets under-
way this weekend with performances at
three different locations. There will be
one at 3:00 p.m. in the Arb today. Tomor-
row there will be one at 11:00 a.m. at the
Ark and another at 3:00 p.m. at West Park
. . Those interested in joining a black
tennis club should call Tom Mason at
764-2011 . .. Truffaut's "Shoot The Piano
Player" will be shown at Angell Hall, Aud.
A at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. . . . the Preston
Sturges Weekend will show "Christmas in
July" at Arch. Aud. at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.
. .. Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession"
will be presented at the Power Center at
Cool and cloudy weather will continue
today with a chance of rain in the late
afternoon. Highs should be near 80
Thousands jam into
N.Y. rock* festival
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (UPI) -- Four
years after the founding of the "Wood-
stock Nation," tens of thousands if young
persons jammed rural upstate New York
yesterday for another midsummer rock
festival. Traffic deaths ,and drug arrests
had started already.
Police estimated 150,000 persons had
"saturated" the area, a full day before
the festival at the famed Grand Prix race
course was to begin. Lines of cars and
campers backed tip traffic for miles lead-
ing into the small western New York com-
munity in the Finger Lakes resort area.
Three persons died yesterday in traffic
accidents trying to get to the spot.
The site of the festival was approxi-
mately 120 miles west of the dairy farm
where in the summer of 1969 about 400,-
000 persons converged for the Woodstock
Festival that became the symbol of the
youth movement of the late 1960s.
The crowd that showed up at Watkins
Glen yesterday was similar in appear-
ance and manner to the earlier Wood-
Many in the crowd just walked around,
dressed in blue jeans and shorts. One
youth wandered through the camping
area shouting: "Spare change? Spare
joints? Spare chicks?"
Officials reported about two dozen ar-
rests, mostly for drug violations.
The crowd, some coming from as far
away as California, will hear The Grateful
Dead, The Band and the Allman Brothers
Band during the day-long concert today.
The lines were hours long, getting into the rock festival at Watkins Glen, N.Y. yes-
terday as more than 150 thousand fans of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers
and the Band made their way onto the concert grounds. This sun worshiper found
his auto roof the ideal place to wait his turn.
ACCEPTS 'U' POSITION
Arthur -Miller to teach.
By DIANE LEVICK
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ar-
thur Miller, a former University student
and Michigan Daily reporter, will return
to campus this October to conduct inform-
al seminars and advise faculty.
Appointed adjunct professor in residence
to the University's theatre area, Miller
will conduct a major graduate seminar
centered on whatever students desire to
"WE'VE ASKED HIM to consider a
course on his own works," says J. Roland
Wilson, general manager of the Univer-
sity Professional Theatre Program. "It
will probably be a mini-course type set-
up." If there is demand for Miller to con-
duct a seminar on American theatre, says
Wilson, undergraduates may well be al-
lowed to enroll.
In addition to running seminars, the au-
thor of Death of a Salesman and The Cru-
cible will advise faculty "in whatever ca-
pacity they want," according to Wilson.
"He can be brought in to lecture. And
anyone interested in writing a doctorate
on him would be in an ideal situation."
Director of Theatre Programs Richard
Meyer hopes to direct a work that Miller
is currently writing somefime this season.
WHAT HAS LURED Miller back to his
alma mater? "He has a warm spot for
Michigan," Wilson speculates. "He did an
article 15 years ago on his- thoughts on
Michigan in Life magazine. And he has
worked with Meyer." The two worked at
Lincoln Center on Miller's play After the
Graduated in 1938, Miller studies play-
writing under Prof. Emeritus Kenneth
Rowe. "I've heard the scuttlebut view of
him -- like you hear about many great
writers - that as a student he (Miller)
didn't set the world on fire," reports Wil-
son. "He made a name for himself after-
Miller has periodically returned to cam-
pus, as in 1965, when he addressed a Hill
Aud. conference on alternative perspec-
tives in Vietnam. "It was the first major
Vietnam war protest of nationally import-
ant figures getting together. Miller was
strongly anti-war," says Wilson.
MILLER, an Avery Hopwood Award
winner himself, also visited campus in
1963 to distribute the awards in play-
wrighting and receive an honorary Doctor
Dorothy McGuigan, now with the Center
for the Continuing Education of Women
and a Daily writer at the same time as
Miller, relates a story she heard about
Miller and the Hopwoods:
"He was washing dishes to put himself
through school. It was said he swore he
wouldn't change his socks from the time
he submitted his play until he won a Hop-
wood. Two months later he got one,"