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Regent Power calls for

'Assured Income'for 'U'

University Regent Eugene Power yesterday called for an "assured
income" to meet the University's needs without the "annual struggle
for funds" in the State Legislature.
Labeling the present approach to the University's budget re-
quests "short-sighted," he proposed that the University enlist the
support of industry to help persuade the Legislature of the necessity
of a fixed source of funds for higher education in the State - pos-
sibly a corporate income tax.
Corporations Will Benefit
Regent Power said that while many business organizations in the
state want taxes lowered, "these are the groups who stand to benefit
most by the trained graduates of our universities."
He told Regents that increasing tuition and charging utilities to
the self-liquidating program don't face the real problem."
Regent Power pointed out that a large percentage of tax monies
are now earmarked before they are even collected. This means that
when it comes to economizing, education and mental health, which
have no reserved .sources of revenue, are prime targets of the Legis-
Power Followed President Hatcher
His remarks followed a ten-minute presentation by University
President Harlan Hatcher on the present status of the University's
operating budget requests in the State Legislature.
In response to Regent Power's suggestion, Regent Leland Doan
cautioned against taxing corporations. "You're on thin ice when you

start talking about a corporation tax," he said. "You have to take a
look down the road and see what will happen to industry."
On the other side, Regent Paul Adams fully endorsed the pro-
posal, commenting "the University should be freed from going to the
Legislature each year."
Bonisteel Asks Study of Fees and Scholarships
Immediately following President Hatcher's discussion of the
problem of obtaining funds for the operation of the University, Re-
gent Roscoe Bonisteel proposed that the administration gather com-
plete data on the relationship between fees and scholarships, on the
ratio of non-resident to resident enrollment and other "pertinent"
His proposal, adopted unanimously by the Regents, called for a
report of the data, with "proper recommendation," to the Regents
at the earliest possible time.
The President opened the discussion with an explanation of his
Thursday suggestion to the Legislature that 20 per cent of the Uni-
versity's operating budget should annually come from student fees,
the remainder to be appropriated by the State.
Long Term "Workable Formula"
"We want a workable formula on a long-term basis so we're not
left dangling on our budget each year," President Hatcher said.
Regent Adams, however, expressed a belief held by several other
Regents that the 20-80 ratio should be considered an "approach to
the problem for the present time" and "not a pattern for years to
Responding to the President's request for Regental opinion, Re-

gent Otto Eckert said, "We can't arrive at a solution until we know
what the Legislature as a whole will do. We can't come forth with
any definite program until we know where they are. We shouldn't
commit ourselves to any type of program at this time."
Expresses Concern Over Budget Slash
During yesterday's discussion, several Regents voiced concern over
the Legislature's attitude in threatening to slash the University's
operating budget requests for next year.
Regent Charles Kennedy noted the Regents are "a constitutional
body responsible to the people of the State for the satisfactory and
proper administration of the University."
Regent Adams reflected that the increasing dependence of the
.University for funds is tending to make the Regents "a less auto-
nomous body."
In introducing his proposal for a fixed source of University op-
erating funds, Regent Power saiid, "Part of this action (the Legis-
lature's) is an attempt to invade our prerogative as a constitutional
body entrusted with the administration of the University as we see
May Restrict Growth of Society
"If you throttle and restrict training," he continued, "you will
throttle and restrict the ultimate growth of society."
President Hatcher initiated the hour-long discussion with a sum-
mary of University-Legislature negotiations so far, and a brief sur-
vey of how the University has met its costs in the past.
He termed the present concern of the Legislature over raising
tuition a "national phenomenon."

|erLegislators across the country have made this their special in-
terest and concern this year," he said. "The impact of the total tax
load on the American public has made government bodies exceedingly
conscious of large expenditures, although items other than educa-
tion are not being talked about.
President Says Education 'Exposed'
"Education is really exposed," he continued. "The legislatures are
trying to save the nation from bankruptcy by cutting down on the
one investment expenditure (education)."
The President also discussed with the Regents his other recom-
mendations to the Legislature Thursday: that a sum up to 10 per cent
of student fees be made available for students in need; and the future
inclusion of utilities and land costs of residence halls, now charged
to the state, in the student room and board fees.
Of the last proposal, President Hatcher said, "These items have
tended to obliterate everything else, though they don't even make a
dent in the University's need for funds."
Discussion Centers on Tuition Raise
The discussion at yesterday's Regents' meeting centered chiefly
around the proposal Thursday to the State Legislature from President
Hatcher in concert with the Presidents of Wayne State and Michigan
State Universities.
In terms of they University, it called for a raise in tuition revenue
from $6,900,000 this year to $8,500,000 next year, if the State appro-.
priates the necessary complement to the University's proposed $33,-
000,000 budget.

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Latest Deadline in the State






Search Continuing
For Missing Coed
Police Report State-Wide Alert
Will Start If Student Not Found
A University co-ed, Jan Petra Lapin, '59, was still missing early this
morning after University and Ann Arbor police officials conducted a
24-hour search for her.
Miss Lapin was reported missing to city police at 2 a.m. yesterday
when Katherin Glass, Hinsdale Resident Director, received an anony-
mous phone call saying Miss Lapin was not in her room.
Mrs. Glass said the phone call had no "sinister connotations" and
probably came from someone who knew the girl but was afraid to re-
port her absence sooner.
Police now have a "local alert" out for the five-foot, six-inch, 135-

pound English major. Miss Lapin
SGC Lecture
Report Sent
For Restudy
The Regents yesterday referrec
S t u d e n t Government Council's
lecture report to the University
Lecture Committee and Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs James A.
Lewis for study.
Vice-President Lewis, who pro-
posed the study, said it should
take a "very short time." He pre-
dicted a report by the end of the
Regent Paul Adams of Sault Ste.
Marie called the SGC report "very
excellent" and said it contains
suggestions which "should be
Committee To Be Consulted
Vice-President Lewis commented
after the meeting that the SGC
committee would be consulted dur-
ing the study and that its view-
point would be presented to the
Regents even if the- Lecture Com-
mittee disapproves of some of its
report. He added that this would
be the first opportunity given
members of the Lecture Commit-
tee to report directly to the Re-
gents, although they were con-
sulted often by the SGC commit-
Prof. Carl Brandt of the engin-
eering English department, secre-
tary of the lecture committee, said
he had not been informed of the
move. "The attitude of the com-
mittee," he said, "has been that we
don't feel we should advise the Re-
gents as to what the authority or
personnel of the committee should
Individual Judging Needed
Tom Sawyer, '58, chairman of
the SGC lecture study committee,
said yesterday members of the
University committee had ob-
jected to SGC's insistence that
strict criteria for approving and
rejecting proposed speakers be set
down. "They felt each case had to
be judged on an individual basis."
A second major Lecture Com-
mittee objection was that many of
the report's suggestions, are al-
ready being carried out. Sawyer
said, however, that procedure for
clearance of speakers is still not

has short brown hair and blue eyes
Viand wears glasses. When last seen
at 11 a.m. Thursday, she was wear-
ingkred, white and blue plaid
slacks, a trench coat and blue
suede shoes. She carried no books
or suitcase.
If the co-ed is not located by
this morning police will issue an
all-state alert.
According to city police she was
last seen by a University student
who asked her for a date for to-

U.S. Ready
For Treaty
In M id-East
Ike Willing To Enter
Into Baghdad Alliance
TUCKER'S TOWN, Bermuda (A)
-President Dwight D. Eisenhower
has told Prime Minister Harold
Macmillan the United States is
willing to join the Baghdad Pact's
Military Committee in a move to
check the spread of communism in
the Middle East.
The action-disclosed yesterday
and hailed by the British-is sure
to elate all the Middle East mem-
bers of the five-nation pact.
It came as President Eisenhower
and Prime Minister Macmillan
turned next to talks on plans to
bolster Britain's atomic striking
power to compensate coming re-
ductions of military manpower
dictated by economic necessity.
Luncheon Discussion
In advance of the Eisenhower-
Macmillan session-on that matter,
the President discussed related
problems at a lunch with key
military diplomatic advisers who
flew in from Washington.
The American and British dele-
gations joined in attempting to
shroud the Eisenhower-Macmillan
defense talks in secrecy, saying
security was involved.
In addition to Britain, the Bagh-
dad pact members are Iran, Iraq,
Turkey and Pakistan.
The alliance is designed as an
anti-Communist defense shield
across the northern tier of the
Middle East.
Pressure Exerted
Member nations have long been
exerting much pressure on the
United States to join the pact as1
a full member, or failing that, the
military planning group.
The United States already is a
member of the Economic and
Countersubversive committees.
But the move to join the military
unit also seemed sure to upset the
Arab nations of Egypt, Jordan,
Syria and Saudi Arabia, all hostile
to the pact.
It could also touch off Israeli
demands for parallel security as-
surances from the United States.






A thletics
Net Gain
An excess of more than a half-
million dollars in athletic depart-
ment funds was reported to the
University Regents at their meet-
ing yesterday.
A report from the Board in Con-
trol of Intercollegiate Athletics
said receipts were $561,171 in ex-
cess of outlay in the year ending
last June 30.
This excess of operating receipts
over disbursements was 54 per
cent higher than in the last fiscal
The annual report listed operat-
ing receipts at $1,434,879 for the
year ending June 30 with dis-
bursements totaling $873,707.
It added that the Board felt
warranted in reporting "our fi-
nancial position is good."
Using the cash balance on hand
at the beginning of the year, the
board spent $882,384 on plant ad-
ditions. A $22,000 increase in out-
lay over the previous year was
"not considered excessive," ac-
cording to the report.
A policy of saving will be fol-
lowed for the immediate future,
the report said, because the most
pressing needs of the physical
plant have been met.
The favorable report came
from: a $164,000 increase in sports
net income; a $13,000 increase in
semester fees; a $28,000 increase
in athletic coupon books; a $5,700
increase in radio receipts and a
$4,800 increase in television re-

World News
By The Associated Press
TOKYO -. Yellow objects were
sighted today in the general area
where a United States military
transport plane vanished yester-
day with 67 Americans aboard.
United States Air Force search
planes sped to the area about 360
miles southeast of Tokyo in the
hope the objects might be yellow
life jackets or yellow dye markers
carried by the plane.
LONDON - Walkouts began in
Britain's key heavy industries to-
day hours after a railway workers'
dispute was settled and a formula
was reported for ending a shipyard
Harried government officials
still faced a threat of the worst
labor walkout in 31 years despite
the reported successes of a fever-
ish day of shipyard and railway
negotiations yesterday.
WASHINGTON - Senate rack-
et probers yesterday listed $709,-
420.14 of Teamsters Union funds
as lost, misappropriated, unac-
counted for or questionably used
in operations on the West Coast
A big chunk of the total was a
"loan" to the president of the big
union, Dave Beck, which showed
up suddenly and mysteriously on
the books after Treasury agents,
began digging into his income tax
** *
ANDERSON, Ind.-Prime Minis-
ter U Nu of Burma was quoted by
Nationalist China's ambassador;
as saying, "Red China can take
over Burma without difficulty."

Mar ylen Segel Elected
New League President

Marylen Segel, '58Ed., was an-j
nounced president of the Leaguej
Slightly rattled and very ex-1
cited, Miss Segel discussed future
plans. "The League is running
beautifully now. My only concern
is seeing that all women realize
how many different services we
To increase student interest in
League activities, she has advo-

. .. missing coed
night. She told the boy she thought
she might be out of town for the
Mr. and Mrs. John Lapin, the
girl's parents, came to Ann Arbor
from Bay City to aid in the search.
Lapin told police he didn't feel the
girl had gone to a relative or
friend's house. "If she had, I'm
sure we would have been contacted
by her by now," Lapin said.
The girl's roomates said she gave
no indication she was planning on
leaving campus. She was described
by friends as a "capable student,
a participant in several extra-cur-
ricular activities and quit :appy."
According to the girl's parents,
who had dinner with her Wednes-
day, Miss Lapin gave no sign of
any problems that would account
for her disappearance.
Police have not yet determined
the amount of money Miss Lapin
had at the time of her departure
from the dorm.
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon,
who conferred with police and Mr.:
and Mrs. Lapin, declined to com-
ment on the girl's absence.
T .

-Daily-Charles Curtiss
. . . new League president
cated combining League and Un-
ion committees working on similar
"At the present time the League
and Union work together on ori-
entation and special projects such
as the Hospital service. However,
I believe even more co-operation
would increase student interest



and aid us in reaching our com-
mon goals."
She also suggested combining
the office of house activities chair-
man with that of Women's Sen-
ate representative so that house,
campus, and League activities
would be more closely coordinated.
The new president first became
interested in League activities in
her freshman year as general
chairman of Frosh Weekend.
As League President, Miss Segel
will be an ex-officio member 'of
S t u de n tGovernment Council,
chairman of the League council,
and a member of the Joint Judi-
ciary Interviewing Board. She will
also act as ex-officio vice-presi-
dent of the League Board of Gov-
Dag, Nasser
Plan Marathon
M~eeting Today
CAIRO (R) - Secretary Gener-
al Dag Hammarskjold of the
United Nations and Egyptian Pres-
ident GamalsAbdel Nasser have
scheduled a marathon meeting for
today in an effort to find face-
saving solutions to Middle East
They arranged for talks to begin
in midmorning today at President
Nasser's resthouse in a park on the
Nile eight miles north of Cairo.
These will continue through
lunch and on into the afternoon.
This second meeting between
the two since the secretary gen-
eral arrived here early Thursday
followed almost continuous ses-
sions yesterday between Sec. Ham-
marskjold and Egyptian Foreign
Minister Mahmoud Fawzi.
Altogether the two talked to-
gether more than 12 hours Thurs-
day and yesterday.
Pakistan Fete
To Be Held
Pakistan students will celebrate
the first birthday of their coun-
try's republican constitution at 8
p.m. today in Rackham Audito-'
M. Sulaiman Kakli, former
president of the Pakistan Stu-
dents' Association, will keynote
the program with "Pakistan Looks
Aiysha Hashmi, Grad., will give
a music recital on the sitar.

People Hurt,'
By Tremor
Homes Flooded Near
Center of Quakes;
Boulders Block Roads
of earthquakes - two so violent
that the earth groaned audibly
and tall buildings swayed for s
half -lilnute in San Francisco-
dealt injury and property dam-
age over a 150-mile area yester-
Five shocks were spread over-a
period of 41/2 hours. The latest
rumbling quake shook the city at
3:15 p.m.
The center of the quakes ap-
peared to be just south of San
Francisco at Daly City, population
Homes Flooded
Homes were flooded there by
toppled water heaters. Many
homes were cluttered with debris.
Store windows were smashed.
At San Francisco Airport, United
Air Lines closed its big mainte-
nance base and evacuated 4,000
employes for two hours.
More than a dozen persons were
bruised and cut by being hurled
against walls or struck by falling
objects. Buildings cracked. Plas-
ter fell.
Tumbling boulders closed coast-
al highways. Thousands of fright-
ened people spilled into the streets.
Gas mains were severed. Scores
of small fires broke out in San
Francisco, which bore the brunt
in 1906 of an earthquake and fire
which cost 600 lives.
School Dismissed
Schools and colleges dismissed
A painter working atop the Gol-
den Gate Bridge said the span
"shook like a tree in a gale."
The two major shocks, like the
one-two rapid fire punch of a
boxer, began at 11:45 a.m. The
earth groaned as it twisted.
Two lesser shocks occurred an
hour earlier, and an hour later,
than the midday giant jolts.
In between, almost too many
aftershocks to be counted were
felt in southern San Francisco
and the San Francisco peninsula.
The big jolt was felt from Sac-
ramento, 75 miles north of San
Francisco, to IHollister 75 miles
The big ones rang the bell of
St. Patrick's Church on Mission
and 4th Sts. The shocks also
touched off fire alarm signals.
Group To Study


Need for Greater Educational Provisions Stressed

University President Harlan Hatcher last night stressed the need
for adequate recognition of higher edudcation's financial needs.
Addressing the Eighth Annual Institute on Advocacy dinner, he
said there is a tendency on the state level to trim budgets at the ex-!
pense of institutions of higher learning.
President Hatcher also pointed out little provision is made for aid
to education on the part of the Federal Government, even in this -year's
mammoth budget.
Unless something is done to expand facilities for higher education
"there will certainly be knockings at the doors and no rooms in the
inns," he said,
President Hatcher outlined the part the University intends to play
in accommodating the rapidly increasing number of young people of
college age.
A large student body at the University does not mean confusion or
a "promiscuous milling around of students," he explained, adding that
the enrollment is really divided between a collection of 16 schools and



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