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TOd IEEPEN Sir:uyr
Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom


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An opportunity was presente
to me to review a draft of an ar
ticle in connection with the serie
iaving to do with athletics at th
A careful study of the. tex
which carried many correction
and deletions from the origins
draft /still revealed many mnaccu
racies and distorted facts. Appar
ent lack of understanding of wha
procedures are permissible an
not permissible and a confusio
as to the provisions of the old i
and new aid legislation seemed t
appear with frequency in the ar
Space will not permit a ful
treatment of all the inacuracie;
but a few examples will suffic
to serve certain points.
No Ceiling on Aid
The article declares, "Under th
rules no athlete may rceive fund
beyond recognized scholarships
and these scholarships must no
exceed the cost of his education.
This is not a factual statement
Conference Regulation, Rule 7
Section 2c does not place a ceilin
on aid to an athlete "made avail
able to ,him because of condition
totally unrelated to his athleti
abilities or his participation in
athletics and the receiving of such
aid has been reported to the Com-
Another statement in the ar-
ticle suggests, "Gifts from alumni,
alumni clubs or friends are pro-
hibited." This is an unqualified
statement. There can be found no
language in the Regulations which
prohibits our Detroit alumni from
giving an "M" ring to football
players; our Chicago alumni from
presenting watches to Chicago
area athletes, or watches being
presented to one of our champion-
ship hockey teams by alumni.
In the article, reference is made
to the average pay to program sel-
lers which "seems to be $15 to
$25 for two or three hours' work."
Actually, a commission rate of
eight per centis allowed for foot-
ball program sellers. Most other
institutions pay 20 per cent. The
average pay per person last year
was $14.10 per game; the average
was $12.40 in 1956 and $11.55 in
On Percentage Basis
The work program is not es-
tablished on a salary basis. Foot-
ball pograms are on a percentage
basis. All jobs associataed with a
football game at the stadium are
on a flat amount arrangement
and all other employment is on an
hourly rate procedure.
students who are athletes or
non-athletes in the employ of the
Athletic Department receive the
same hourly rate as that which
generally prevails on campus. It
must be borne in mind, however,
that the provisions of a work pro-
gram vary widely in the old and
new aid plans.
The article declares that the
"M" Club controls two parking
lots. It should be understood that
these lots are assigned to the "M"
Club to be administered as it sees
See CRISLER, page 4
Snow Storm
Abates in.East
By The Associated Press'

d Sell Programs
- Most of these jobs come with
s the football season. They include
e giving out student programs, sell-
ing programs, and parking cars
Students are paid five dollars
s an afternoon for giving out the
1 student programs, those long yel-
- low slips distributed at each en
" trance to the stadium. According
d to one student athlete who held
n the job, most people never distri
n buted these programs for any
a longer than 45 minutes.
They are also required to give
- these slips only to students with
! ID cards, however, according to
s this person, ID cards are seldom
e checked.:
Earn More Money
Those who sell the 30 cent pro-
e grams make a great deal more
s money. They are paid four cents a
copy and are supposed to work
t through the first half.
" Total pay varies with individual
initiative and attendance at a
, particular game. Average pay
g seems to be $15 to $25 for two to
- three hours work. One student
s who has supervised the distribu-
e tion of the programs earned $300.
University Athletic Director H.
O "Fritz" Crisler says he pays
athletes the same wage he would
hiring anybody from the outside
for these jobs.
, U' Owns Lots
The University also controls two
parking lots which provide jobs
for athletes. The 'M' Club con-
trols two others. Crisler said ath-
letes get paid "the goin'g rate" for
these Jobs. However, one athlete
reports that he and two other
men split the total income from
one lot and this amounted to $20
to $30 pay for each man per game.
The 'M' parking lot attendants
are paid seven dollars for two to
three hours work. On some oeca-
sions those working, however,
have neglected to turn n all the
receipts. However, this seems to
be quite uncommon.
Athletes also get paid for clear-
ing the ice at the Coliseum. The
job takes 40 to 50 minutes for
which the scraper received last
year $2.50. One person interviewed
sadi he cleared the ice five after-
noons a week.
Alter Practices
This practice like others has
been altered to conform to the
new Big Ten rules, under which
they would now be prohibited ac-
cording to one member of the
Bord in Control of Inter-Colle-
giate Athletics.
Questions are often raised about
the amateur status of foreign ath-
letes who attend United States
universities. One athlete inter-
viewed said that he really had
been paid for participating in his
sport at home but that he was
sure this never could be proven.
Works While Playing
-He. was paid, he said, for work-
ing in a store while he actually
played for a team in the town. He
never expended very much effort
Many foreign athletes, this per-
son said, had little intention of
ever going to college, because they
could not afford it.
When they learned they could
get scholarships for participating
in athletics in American institu-




Demands for substantial in-
creases in teachers' salaries were
labelled "mere nonsense" last night
by Professor Emeritus Harley H.
Bartlett of the botany department.
He said the absence of salary,
boosts could be compensated for
by greater community respect for
teachers, specifically those below
the college level.
Speaking before the Michigan
Academy of Science, Arts, and Let-
ters, Prof. Bartlett claimed there
are "too many teachers" for any
wage increase to be possible.
"They can't hope to receive cash
rewards so long as their energy is.
largely engaged in trying to keep
many children out of trouble with
the police," he pointed out.
Prof. Bartlett assailed the prac-
tise of "indiscriminate democracy,"
in which Americans "reduce the
superior and elevate the inferior
to mediocrity." He said the chief
fault of the educational system is
that it turns out "too uniform and
substandard a product."
The teaching profession is in
danger of being destroyed by this
non-selectivity, he said. "Teachers
should be allowed to eliminate
some of the pupils to do betteer
The essence of democracy, he
said, "should be to make a sincere
effort to find an appropriate niche
.in society for everyone, according
to his ability.",
a a
nesian army claimed yesterday itt
had 300 rebels trapped against af
lakeshore in North Sumatra' and
that rebel forces were being whit-
tled by death and desertion.
The revolutionary regime, onI
the other hand, announced overX
its radio at Bukittinggi-that it hadc
formed a fledgling navy and puts
it into action.against a govern-c
,ment blockade.

View SGC
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Ths is the sec-
ond in a series of articles describing
comments of Student Government
Council candidates at the pre-elec-
tion open houses. Candidates' discus-
sions of internal SGC problems are
Included in today's article.)
Student Government Counc;
needs a number of changes, ac
cording to the -candidates runnin
for SGC.
The students running hav
voiced diverse criticisms of th
Council's present setup, and indi
cated what structu-al and interna
problems need to be solved.
There is too much factionalisn
and too many obligations to or
ganizations rather than to th
campus as a whole, Jo Hardee, '60
Concern Needed
SGC has not made itself felt o
the campus, she told the Pan
hellenic Association open house
Students do not think the Coun-
cil is vitally concerned with stu
dents problems; apathy would noi
be so great if the Council affecte
the students to a greater degree
Miss Hardee said.
SGC could be enlarged, but an
increase should come among elect-
ed members, she said at Delt
Gamma sorority.
Bruce Hoffman, '59, told Stock-
well Women's Residence SGC
should use its functions of passing
resolutions to a greater extent. He
also urged ex-offico memberships
for the presidents of the Inter-
national Students Association and
the Inter-Cooperative Council
Goal Asked
SGC needs to give itself a goal,
toward which it should work, ac-
cording to Carol Holland, '60. She
said a progress chart, showing
accomplishments and indicating
what needed to be done, would
help, although "it sounds childish."
More contact with the students
is needed, Miss Holland said. She
suggested SMC might broadcast
programs into residence hall din-
ing rooms during meals.
The Council has done too much
for the minority affiliated groups
on campus, she told Alpha Xi
Delta sorority; it should under-
take projects of more widespread
Urges Increase
SGC could use \ three more
elected members to give wider
campus representation, Paul
Kampner, '59, said. An ex-officio
representative from the ISA
should also be on the Council, he
.Kampner claimed SGC has too
many committees, most of which
are not accomplishing anything in
reasonable lengths of time.
"SGC has skirted a lot of con-
troversial issues, David Kessel,
Grad., claimed. "The trend is for
the work to be done by a very
few people," he said.
Boost Expression
He told Martha Cook Women's
Residence the Council should ex-
press student opinion on more
occasions, to both faculty and
administration. Kessel cited a lack
of graduate student representa-
See STUDENT, page 4

University Regents Ter
Prpoe Ct(Ieredi

Representative Says
Research Essential
Rep. Charles Boyer (R-Traverse
City), chairman of the Joint Legis-
lative Committee on Higher Edu-
cation said the University is doing
"an excellent job in the field of
instructional costs."
In a letter released at yester-
day's Regents' meeting by Univer-
sity President Harlan Hatcher,
Rep. Boyer said in the area ,of
salary expenditures per student
credit-hour, the University seems
"to be doing & better joI than even
the community colleges."
President Hatcher said this
should answer contentions by the
chairman of the Senate Appropria-
tions Committee, Sen. Elmer Port-
er (R-Blissfield, that community
colleges will solve the state's edu-
cational needs.
No Breakdown
"In no way has this study any
method of breaking down instruc-
tional costs and research costs."
He said if this could be alone, the
University's instructional costs
would be even lower.
He added that "research activ-
ities of faculty members are es-
sential characteristics of univer-
sities with a national and inter-
national reputation."
Costs Lower
Rep. Boyer said the University's
costs of instructional expenditures
per faculty member indicate an
average salary of $4,612 compared
to the average of $5,446 for first
two year college level work in the
state's 10 universities. For the
junior and senior year level courses
the University average is $6,444
compared to $6,453 for the average
of all state schools.
University Vice - President and
Dean of Faculties Marvin L. Nie-
huss said this probably was due to
the higher proportion of teaching
fellows at the University,

The Board of Governors of
Wayne State University yesterday
sent Gov. Williams a protest at the
exclusion of the University from
the State capital outlay bonding
In their resolution, the Board
of Governors said that Wayne
State is in the heart of the metro-
politan area where unemployment
is greatest and the need to remedy
the situation is strongest. Also, its
physical plant is inadequate for its
educational requirements.



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