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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom





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Committee Ends
Semester's Work
Wise Leaves Meeting in Dispute
Over Board's Power To Review
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Student Government Council Plan Clarification
Committee approved a tentative plan to submit to the Regents for approval
during the spring final examination period. The Daily had ceased publica-
tion for the semester, and the account of the meeting is printed here. The
new plan, copies of which have not been released by the Office of Student
Affairs, incorporates substantive review of SGC actions as a major change.



Plan After

De bate



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Appropriation Bill in Senate;





A tentative Student Government Council plan was approved by
SGC Plan Clarification Committee early in June in a heated
ting on which a student member walked out.
Mort Wise, '59, left the meeting after a clause permitting a
ew of any of SGC's actions that members of the referral com-
ee deemed "unreasonable" was passed. Wise in his parting re-

Fall Fatal
BRUCe HarlanA
Slimmer Sports Editor
Bruce Harlan, Michigan diving
coach, died early yesterday as theI
result of an accident in which hei
fell from a diving board 27 feet to
the poolside below.
The 33 year old mentor wasl
supervising the dismantling of div-t
ing equipment in Connecticut whenf
the accident occurred. Uncon-z
scious after the fall, Harlan was
rushed to a hospital with headc
and shoulder injuries. He neverc
regained consciousness.
The accident occurred in Fair-c
field, Conn, where Harlan's swim-t
ming and diving troup had been s
making an appearance. With him
on the tour were his wife, Frances,t
and their children, Freddie, four,t
and Laura, seven.c
Returned from Bermuda
The troup had originally comes
from Bermuda where the Harlans1
had vacationed earlier this month.t
Harlan both coached and per-t
formed in the water show.,
Harlan and swimming coach
Gus Stager are generally con-1
sidered to be one of the mainF
reasons for Michigan's rise to the'
top in Big Ten swimming circles.I
Harlan was named diving coachr
in 1954 after the retirement of
Michigan swimming mentor Matt
Harlan and Stager formed a
potent coaching combination, lift-
ing Michigan to two consecutive-
NCAA swimming championships in
1958 and 1959. The 1959 team is
"considered by many experts as the
most powerful in Michigan history,
and one of the strongest teams
ever developed at any school.
Won Titles
Harlan was born in Landsdown,
Pa. and while in high school he
'was a champion pole-vaulter and
wrestler. He learned to dive while
in the Navy during 1944 and 1945.
In 1946 Harlan won the National
AAU springboard diving title.
Harlan developed into one of
the world's greatest divers, winning
20 major diving championships,
the most ever accomplished by an
American diver. At one time he
was NCAA, National AAU, Big Ten
and Olympic title holder.
Since Harlan came to Michigan,
the Wolverine diving squad has
compiled one of the best records in
twenty years. In 1955 Jim Walters
won the Big Ten title; in 1957 Dick
Kimball won the NCAA title; and

marks said he could not continue
to be a member of the committee
and consider a plan directly con-
trary to his beliefs.
In the discussion that preceded
this action both he and Barbara
Maier, '59, former League presi-
dent and another student mem-
ber, voiced heatedly their oppo-
sition to any form of review not
limited to jurisdictional questions
or procedural irregularities.
Vote for Motions
In place of "unreasonable ac-
tion" they moved that SGC's de-
cisions be subject to review only
in cases "contrary to the great
weight of evidence." This motion
was defeated by a seven to two
vote. The only two votes cast in
favor were those of Wise and
Miss Maier.
The other criteria for review,
procedural irregularities and jur-
isdiction, were approved without
lengthy debate.
In supporting their motion Wise
and Miss Maier said one of the
main purposes of the committee
was to rid the SGC plan of any
ambiguities it contained. If the
plan read "unreasonable action"
this would only add another am-
biguity, they claimed.
Legal Point
Ron Gregg, '60, SOC president
and the third student member of
the committee, differed with this
view, saying the difference be-
tween the two points is only a
very narrow legal point and is not
really important.
He also said that if "unreason-
able action" was not left in the
plan it would be impossible for
the committee on referral to give
advice in' many cases where it
might be helpful.
Wise said that the review should
only come on basic issues and not
on small ones in which there
might be only a difference of
opinion. He insisted that since
the Council had passed a motion
stating it was only in favor of
"contrary to the great weight of
the evidence," any vote against
this would be a vote against one
of the three parties of the plan.
However, Gregg added that
since the motion had been passed,
he had talked to members of the
Council and the majority seemed
to support the review being also
based on "unreasonable action."
In answering a question put to
him by one of the students, Vice-
President for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis said he inter-
preted "unreasonable action" as
meaning substantive review.
Miss Maier and Wise had
See GROUP, Page 2

City Council Falls To Act
On Creal's Renewal Veto
The City Council last night failed to act on Mayor Cecil O.
Creal's veto of Ann Arbor's Urban Renewal Plan.
The non-action followed a long procedural tangle. Confusion and
frustration caused by it were apparently two reasons nothing was done
to sustain the veto, according to Councilwoman Florence R. Crane.
One supporter of the plan, Councilman A. Nelson Dingle was ab-
sent from the meeting, and another, Councilman James Brinkerhoff,

Plans 'Talk
On Futurej
President Harlan Hatcher will
i n i t i a t e the Summer Lecture
Series at 4:15 p.m. today with a
talk in Aud. A, Angell Hall, on
"The University Looks to the Fu-
The series, which runs through
July 27, will focus on the theme
"Modern Man Looks Forward."
All lectures will be held in Aud.
A, and are open to the public.
"The City of Tomorrow" will be
the topic of a symposium at 8
p.m. next Monday with Charles
Blessing, planning director for
Detroit, acting as moderator.
Prof. Max Lerner, who teaches
American Civilization at Brandeis
University, will discuss the ques-
tion, "Can We Win the Future?"
at 4:15 p.m., July 1. Next on the
schedule is "Frontiers in Music"
with Prof. Wiley Hitchcock of the
music school delivering the talk
at 8 pm., July 7.
Lloyd Berkner, president of the
Associated Universities, has chos-
en the topic of "The Impact of

'>'came late. Creal yesterday vetoed
Council's actions of the previous
week which backed the renewal
Council now has 30 days to act
on the veto, and needs eight of 11
votes to reverse Creal. Only six
members approved the plan last
How much mroe delay the fed-
eral government will put up with
is not clear. It originally asked
for the final submission of the
plan by June 1, but later extended
the date to June 15. It would pay
two-thirds of the net cost of the
At last night's meeting, Mrs.
SCranebegan debate on Creal's
veto by moving to postpone action
on it for two weeks. The motion
was seconded. Councilman George
Keebler made a substitute motion
to sustain the veto, and his mo-
tion was seconded.
After considerable discussion
of procedure, Assistant City At-
torney S. J. Elden said he thought
both motions should be ruled out
of order -- Mrs. Crane's since no
action was under discussion, and
Keebler's since it was inappropri-
ate as a substitute. Both were de-
clared out of order.
Council did approve the crea-
tion of a committee proposed by
Creal to work on voluntary re-
habilitation in the area and the
rest of the city.
House Passes
School Aid Bill
LANSING (MP)-The House last
night approved a 30-million-dollar
increase in state school aid for the
fiscal year that starts July 1.
The bill passed with surprising
ease on a 73 to 13 vote despite
strong opposition from the House
Ways and Means Committee.
It now moves on the Senate,
where there is considerable senti-
ment against any increase.

ould Increase
Operatng Funds
Faculty Salary Boosts Expected
If Legislature Approves Measure
The University's future - financially and perhaps aca-
demically - rests with the troubled Michigan legislature as
it convenes tonight in Lansing.
Senate Bill 1076, authorizing an 11 per cent increase in
University operating funds for the 1959-60 fiscal year, should
be passed without much change this week, observers in Lan-
sing and Ann Arbor report.
After Senate action, the House of Representatives still
must consider the appropriation. The bill calls for a net ap-
propriation of $33,367,275 for .
administration and operation
of the University, its Flint LSAaHrnCs
College and Dearborn Center.H a t
Included in the sum is $500,000fFsh
Teologyn Isiueof Science and Freshman
Technology, rejected last year by
the Legislature as the University p
suffered a budget cut of over one .E E fl ents
million dollars.
The proposed sum would be an
increase of three million dollars Applications for admission to
over the present budget of $30 the literary college from entering
million. freshmen have been cut off at the

"BUT OUI"-Seems to be the comment of the French lady to
the father of the girl who finds "The Boyfriend" in the speech
department play by that name.
'Boyfriend' To Charleston.
Into Ann Arbor Tomorrow
Poor little rich girl meets poor little rich boy and the result
turns out to be Sandy Wilson's "The Boyfriend," on view at 8 p.m.
tomorrow through Saturday at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The satiric spoof on the musical comedies of the roaring twen-
ties focuses on the romantic antics of two Britishers abroad - Polly,
a student at a Riviera finishing school and Tony, a messenger boy
who hanily turns out to be not

Science on Society
for 4:15 p.m., July
T. R. McConnell,
higher education at'
of California, will
Future of American
4:15 p.m., July 22.

and Culture"
13 and Prof.
who teaches
the University
discuss "The
Education" at

so poor, after all.
Romance runs high for every-
one involved, to the tune of
countless song-and-dance rou-
tines and flapper-prompted hi-
jinks. Directed by Prof. William
P. Halstead of the speech depart-
ment, "The Boyfriend" is the first
in the department's five-point
summer playbill. Dance director
is Prof. Esther Pease of the physi-
cal education department with
Paul Miller directing the orches-
Wilson's spoofing of the era's
spirit has been well-received, both
in London where it is still play-
ing, and in New York, where it
ran for two years beginning in
Wilson, not yet born when the
era the burlesques came in, fur-
nished book, lyrics and music for
the show.
He was rewarded with critical
praise ranging from Brookes At-
kinson's comment that the author
"has a knack for coating the ob-
vious with humor" to Walter F.
Kerr's judgment that the play is
a "wonderfully tinny triumph"
and a "romantic adolescent love-
letter to a girl in a cloche hat."

The final lecture will be deliv-
ered by Prof. John Ciardi, of the
Rutgers University English de-
partment, who will speak on
"Adam and Eve and the Third
Son" at 4:15 p.m., July 27.
The series focuses on the theme,
"Modern Man Looks Forward."
Annually a summer highlight for
campus and off-campus audiences,
the series will run through July 27.
All lectures will be held in Aud. A
and are open to the public.

Four. Whi ltes
Southern judge yesterday handed
out life sentences to four white
youths convicted of assaulting a
Negro coed.
Sentencing came seven weeks
after the crime.
Circuit Judge W. May Walker
told the four sternly they had
committed a horrible crime and
were lucky to escape the electric
chair. He recommended that they
direct any appeal they might
have to God.
A life sentence for rape in
Florida customarily means serv-
ing at least 10 years in prison,
although they would become eli-
gible for parole after six months.
Herter Speaks
of Red Talls
On Television
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Secretary of
State Christian A. Herter will go
on nation-wide television and ra-
dio tonight to tell the American
people about the thus-far futile
efforts to reach agreement with
the Russians regarding Berlin and
other problems.
Sec. Herter's 15-minute broad-
cast starting at 8 p.m. (EST) will
be carried live by all the major
radio networks and by the NBC
and CBS television networks.
ABC-TV will carry a delayed
broadcast at 9:30 p.m.
Yesterday Sec. Herter gave
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
an hour-long report on the dead-
locked Geneva foreign ministers
talks, now recessed until July 13.
Sec. Herter said he reported to
the President in general terms
and that they discussed "just
where we are" in efforts to ease

If the measure passes both
houses, the three million dollar
boost would free funds to improve
faculty salaries - called the Uni-
versity's greatest concern by Pres-
ident Harlan Hatcher.
Lucrative job offers to Univer-
sity faculty members continue at
a dangerous rate from other
schools and industry, according to
University officials.
University Vice-President and
Dean of Faceulties Marvin L. Nie-
huss said, "This is a gratifying in-
dication of the Legislature's rec-
ognition of the need for faculty
salary increases."
However, while at least partial-
ly satisfying the need for raised
faculty pay scales the proposed
$33.4 million appropriation falls
nearly six million dollars short of
the total $39.2 million requested
by the University.
The allocation of $33.4 million
was proposed last week by the
Republican-controlled Senate Ap-
propriations committee, headed
by Sen. Elmer Porter (R-Bliss-
The recommendation slashes by
about $750,000 Gov. G. Mennen,
Williams' request for an appro-
priation of $34,275,050 to the Uni-
The bill, in its total, seeks $100.8
million for the state's nine pub-
lically-financed schools and uni-
versities,"$13million*more than
this year's appropriation of $87
Breakdown of proposed appro-
priations for all nine schools, in-
cluding per cent increase over the
1958-59 sum, is as follows:
Michigan State University,
$27,719,768, increase of $2.4 mil-
lion, or 9.5 per cent.
Wayne State University, $14,-
794,457, increase of $5 million, or
52 per cent.
Central Michigan, $2,657,545,
increase of $252,545, or 10.5 per
Western Michigan, $4,444,915,
increase of $769,915, or 21 per'

earliest point in the University's
The college's quota of 1,900
freshmen for the fall semester was
reached May 15, Gayle C. Wilson,
associate director of admissions,
said yesterday. No new applica-
tions are being considered for ad-
mission, he explained, but a few
students who previously had sub-
mitted incomplete applications
are being enrolled.
The total size of the freshman
class will be about 3,100 - essen-
tially the same as last year due
to the limited funds on which the
University must operate.
The dental hygiene unit of the
dental school has also been closed
to applicants, but the other seven
schools and colleges open to
freshmen are still admitting stu-
dents and none are "dangerously
near" their quotas, Wilson pointed
Only 39 may enter the two-year
dental hygiene curriculum each
year, he commented, and. it has
traditionally closed its doors to
applicants early in the year due
to the "highly competitive" na-
ture of the program and the
strictly limited quota.
Although applications increased
only slightly this year, Wilson ex-
plained, those who applied
seemed to have "more serious in-
tentions" of attending the Univer-
sity, with the result that enroll-
ment totals in general are ahead
of last year.
"We didn't have large numbers
of 'shoppers'," he added attribut-
ing this to the fact that the Uni-
versity has initiated a $50 deposit
due when the student accepts ad-
The curtailed budget given to
the University by the state legis-
lators last year necessitated the
introduction of quotas, Wilson
Each unit of the University also
works on quotas for transfer stu-
dents, but none will be filled until
mid-summer, he estimated. The
admissions office is now process-
ing a large number of applica-
tions from transfers.

Daily Seeks Staff Writers for Summer

Do you want a quiet, relaxed
and creative summer?
Then consider The Daily as a
summer activity. Writers are
needed for the editorial and re-
viewing staffs. Photographers are
needed. A meeting for all those
interested in summer work on
The Daily will be held at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow on- the second floor
of the Student Publications Bldg.,
420 Maynard.
The Daily has much to offer
those who work on it, Susan
Holtzer, '61, summer co-editor,
said. She pointed to the educa-
tional values and the experience
of newspaper work.
Robert Junker, '60, also summer
co-editor, pointed out the value
of the nickel soft drink machine

u For your convenience, clip out this coupon and mail today to t
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