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See Ege 4

Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom

No. 86


rout To Study
hool Calendars
ommitte4 Will Examine Better Use
)f. University's Teaching Facilities



University PresidenHarlan Hatcher's Calendar Study Committee
ins to devise a calerlar which is "educationally defensible," and
study ways of mor effectively utilizing the University plant,
cording to a report of he committee.
Under the present wo semester system, the University facilities
e not at maximum us, all year around. Quarter system and a three
nester system are tvow possible ways to use buildings to capacity,
e report said.
Several Universities are on the quarter system. Under this pro-
im the school year f divided into four terms, with one of them
-serving as summer session. A three




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semester system has just been
recommended for Wayne State
University by a faculty committee
Student Capacity Up.
Such a change would boost its
student capacity 20 per cent. The
new schedule which is subject to
approval of Wayne's Deans, Presi-
dent Clarence Hillberry, and the
Boafd of Governors would:
1. Drop the traditional 13-week
2. Place faculty members on a
12-month contract with a 20 per
cent pay raise.
3. Make it possible for a stu-
dent to earn a bachelors degree in
32 months.

. .. noted critic
Robert Graves, famous English
et, short story writer, critic and
olar will read and comment on
own works at 4:10 p.m.
dnesday in Rackham Lecture
Since 1928, Graves has written
nerous books, some of the latest
ng the "White Goddess," "Col-
ted Poems," "The Golden Ass,"
reek Myths" and "Homer's
traves was born in London,
gland in 1895. He was a captain
the Royal Welch Fusilleers in
rld War I and was made a
fessor in English literature at
Egyptian University in 1926:
[is talk, sponsored by the Eng-
department, is open to every-
C Grou
*ew Fraternity
he Executive Committee of the
erfraternity Council decided
night to recoinmend the fra-
pity presidents allow Alpha
ppa Lambda fraternity to begin
ctivation. at the University
:t fall.
ewis Bacon, national execu-
* secretary of Alpha Kappa
nbda, told the committee that
fraternity's first step would
to give an active in another-
pter a scholarship to come to
University and start the col-

The University committee plans
to spend a great deal of time
studying different types of calen-
dars. Copies of all past University
calendars will be studied; requests
have been sent to 1,300 colleges
for their calendars; accrediting
agencies are being contacted to
learn what they consider impor-
tant in a calendar: The Deans of
the University schools and colleges
have been contacted for informa-
tion on desirable calendars; rules
of the Western Conference and
those of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association are being:col-
Conferences Planned
The group also plans conferences
with administrative officials, and
is interested in the opinions and
suggestions of any member of the
University community.
The group was established early
in January and has been working.
ever since. Each committee mem-,
ber has a specific assignment, and
the committee has a full time sec-
Its membership includes Prof..
S. Dwyer of the mathematics de-
partment as chairman, James D.
Shortt of the University relations
office as secretary, Prof. Marcus L.
Plant of the law school, Prof. Leo
M. Legatski of the engineering
school, and Scott Chrysler, the
student member.
The committee replaces a larger
University calendar committee
which has been trouble shooting
the current calendar.
It plans to complete a program
and present it to the University
with the rationale for it, before
September, 1958.

Snag Came
In Missile's
First Stage
Rocket Split Result
Of Slight Deflection
The Air Force said yesterday that
irregularities in the engine cgntrol
system caused the Vanguard/satel-
lite-bearing test vehicle to break
apart shortly after its launching
early yesterday.
The irregularities occurred in
the engine control system of the
first stage of the three-stage Navy
57 Seconds Later
It came 57 seconds after the
launching of the rocket. Within
three seconds the irregularities
had deflected the missile so far to
the right that it broke in two.
The Air Force statement said
the Vanguard projects include
"two more test vehicles" before
another attempt is made to launch
a full-sized satellite.
The Navy-disappointed in its
second failure to get a satellite
aloft-plans to delve deeper into
just what went wrong before try-
ing a third shot.
Parts Recovered
The Air Force said in a prepared
announcement transmitted to it
by the Naval Research Laboratory
that parts of the wreckage also
have been recovered offshore.
The loss of the Vanguard was a
sharp setback to Navy hopes to
put a series of small satellites into
an orbit during the International
Geophysical Year now under way.
That program already is already
considerably behind schedule.
The Air Force, which operates
the missile test center at Cape
Canaveral for the armed services,
searched the waters 3 to 10 miles
off shore for wreckage.
Among the ruins might be the
6.4-inch sphere stored in the mis-
sile's nose for an attempt to place
another earth satellite in company
with the Army's Explorer estab-
lished-in orbit last Friday
Sallade Asks
Tax Revision
Special to The Daily
BAY CITY-Two changes in the
state's tax structure were urged by
Rep. George W. Sallade (R-Ann
Arbor) to "improve Michigan's
industrial climate."
Speaking before the Bay City
Lions Club luncheon yesterday,
Rep. Sallade attacked the business
activities tax and the property tax.
The possible candidate for the
Republican gubernatorial nomina-
tion said "the Legislature must en-
able local governments to level
excise taxes so they may depend
upon sources of revenue other
than the property tax.
"The property tax is a fied
charge:-upon business, realestate
and personal inventories that must
be paid whether a firm is making
a profit or not."
He called the business activities
tax "a burden on those businesses
that are beginning operation in
the state and must be paid even
before any profits." It should be
levied upon a profits basis rather
than on its volume of business.

Budget Cut
Six Million
Governor Supports
Science Institute
The University's request for
1958-59 operating funds has been
cut almost $6 million by Gov. G.
Mennen Williams.
In a budget message delivered
to the Legislature last week, the
governor asked $31,459,103 for the
University, a figure considerably
lower than the r e q u e s t e d
Gov. Williams' recommenda-
tions are only $1.2 million above
the University's budget for the
current fiscal year compared to
the 7 million hike asked.
Trimmed Request
A total budget of $47,667,000
was requested by the University
for its 1958-59 operations. Capital
outlay, or building, funds are a
separate request. The Legislature
was asked to supply $37,274,000
with the remaining $10,393,000
coming from students' fees held
at this year's rate.
Last year the Legislature
trimmed the Governor's recom-
mendation for the University ,by
$1.4. Many observers in Lansing
believe the Legislature will do the
same this year although they are
not guessing by how much.
Gov. Williams' budget included
a separate item of $2,870,000 for
the establishment of an Institute
of Science and Technology at the
University. In a separate message
to the Legislature he requested
funds for construction of a build-
ing to house the Institute.
University Vice-President Wil-
liam Stirton yesterday said the
operating money is necessary be-
cause the Institute will be estab-
lished before a separate building
for it is built.
Labor Institute
Gov: Williams boosted the
project as desirable "to meet the
scientific challenges of our times."
The governor included in his
budget $150,000 to create an In-
stitute of Labor and Industrial
Relations at the University in co-
operation with Wayne State Uni-
He also called for $100,000 for
the Dearborn branch which is
scheduled to be open in the fall
of 1959, and $348,750 for research
in human resources.
A total state budget of $361,400,-
000 was given by Gov. Williams.
He said it would be $5,200,000
above anticipated revenues but
added that the deficit would be

of Missil pi a

Pierpont Visits"
Waseda U'
University Vice President in
charge of Business and Finance
Wilbur K. Pierpont left last week
for the Far East to consult with
members of the University's fac-
ulty now doing work with the in-
dustrial productivity research
group at Waseda University, To-
kyo, Japan.

'his student, he explained
ild "hand-pick" three or four
n at the University to form a
leus for the new chapter.
ese men would meet with'alum-
sometime around the first of
:t year to form plans for buy-
or renting a house and ex-
iding their activities.
t this time, he added, they
. probably form a "social club"
.ch would become the chapter
m it can satisfy the require-
its of the University and IFC.
'he Zeta chapter of Alpha Kap-
Lambda deactivated at the
.versity just after World War
The national was originally
nded on bhe West Coast as a
cite, Protestant" social frater-
r, Bacon said. It removed the
testant restriction in 1940 and
racial one in 1946.
ebels Push

'U' Faculty Members Van Duren, Stoking, O'I oke Pass A wa

Prof. Arthur J. Van Duren,
chairman of freshman and sopho-
more academic counselors in the
literary school and professor of
German, recently died of a heart
Charles H. Stocking, former
dean of the College of Pharmacy,
and Prof. Emeritus Earl C. O'Roke
also passed away during the mid-
year recess.
Dean Stocking died quietly Jan.
31 at his winter home in Braden-
ton, Fla. Doctors attributed Prof.
O'Roke's death at St. Joseph Mer-
cy Hospital Jan. 30 to a heart at-


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