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VOL. LXiX, No. 103 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1959 FIVE CENTS
In Athletic Board
By BARTON HUTHWAITE
A recommendation designed to "broaden student representation"
on the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics was passed at
last night's meeting of Student Government Council.
The proposal calls for University President Harlan Hatcher to
select three students from a panel of six names recommended by
the Council and submitted through Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James Lewis.
The Council's statement will 'be sent to the athletic board for
"recommendations and suggestions."
Managers To Act
The Michigan Managers Association, a board consisting of,
the student managers of athletic teams and intramural managers,
was also requested to offer their
F raterniThe proposal, if accepted, would
eliminate the present campus-
wide elections for the posts.
Recognized Students now wanting a seat on
the board have either to be nom-
10 inated by the Michigan Managers
Association or have to file a peti-
tion signed by at least 300 male
By JEAN HARTWIG students.
Choose in Similar Manner
Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity "All the students should be
was recognized by Student Gov- chosen in the same manner," Daily
ernment Council last night despite Editor Richard Taub, '59, said in
conflict over an alleged Christian support of his motion. '
bias clause in the national consti- The proposal would also raise
tution. The prosa woudnaloiratse
Endorsed by a letter from Dean the present two student limit to
of Men Walter Rea, the group of three and require a yearly turn-
20 members was called "deserving over of the student representa-
favorable consideration of Student tives. The plan now in effect calls
Government Council." Dean Rea for one student chosen each year
had submitted a prior letter re- for a two-year term of office.
questing recognition be postponed Recent controversy about the
until further information from the athletic board's present arrange-
national office could be obtained. ment has centered around charges
In a letter from the national that outstanding athletes have
president, SGC was "assured" that perenially been elected to the
the chapter's constitution was posts.
within the University's regulation.
Due to a revision of the bylaws
the chapters are "in large part
f anonymous from the national of-
fice," it said.
The controversial clause limiting
members to men believing in "ag-
gressive Christian participation"
was interpreted at a national con-
clave in 1953 to include "men with
good morals of all denominations. "
John Gerber, '59, president of
the Inter-Fraternity Council, said
IFD had considered the possibility
of another fraternity at the Uni-
versity and had "arrived at an
affirmative answer to all questions
Ray North, national Alpha Kap-
pa Lambda field representative
added that he was in "complete
agreement" with the 1953 inter-
pretation of the clause in question.
The fraternity, which is not par-
ticipating in the present IFC rush-
ing program, was represented at
the SGC meeting by Tom Buck,
The probationary period for ap-
proval of fraternity chapters here
is between one and three years.
SGC also recognized temporarily'
the University of Michigan Demo-
cratic Socialist Club.
The organization was formed to
"try, to arouse, political thinking
on the part of the student body,"
according to William Evans, '59,
' acting chairman. It is not affiliated
with any other young Socialist
Club, such as the one at Wayne, he
Some controversy was, raised by
Richard Taub, '59, Daily Editor,
concerning the constitutional pro-
visions that new members must be
voted into the group by the present
membership and that a quorum
consists of five voting members,
the same number composing the
Ron Bassey, '61, explained the
provisions were necessary because
of the nature of the organization
which is "not similar to other large
A motion to table consideration
of recognition for further clarifi-
cation of the constitution was de-
feated and Taub's motion for rec-
ognitibn of the organization and
approval of the constitution for a
year was passed.
At the end of the probationary
period, the group will again come
before SGC for a review and final
Another payment from the state
is expected by the University early
Coaches Could Pressure
Under the present system, Taub
said, "Coaches could put pres-
sure on the student member" to
cast. his vote a certain way.
But Interfraternity Council
president John Gerber, '59, dis-
agreed, urging only athletes be
seated on the board. Terming it a
"necessity,", Gerber advised a stip-
ulation allowing one member from
an athletic team to be seated on
Administrative vice-president Jo
Hardee, '60, supported Gerber's
suggestion. "We are running the
risk of eliminating possible athletic
candidates," ,she said.
Gain Student Voices.
Taub voiced disapproval with
Miss Hardee's suggestion saying
"our job (SGC) is to gain student
voices where we can .'. . and'we
ought to work in this direction."
Athletes are in a difficult situa-
tion, he added. They sometimes
cannot view the situation objec-
tively, Taub said.
The motion takes adequate care
that there is an opportunity for
athletes to sit on the board, Taub
added in fayor of the change.
Inter-Hod se Council president
Robert Ashton, '59, termed the
major problem one of student
representation. "I don't see the
difference between students and
student athletes," he said.
Coll ege To Get
A bill to change Central Michi-
gan College at Mount Pleasant into
a University was passed recently
by both houses of the legislature.
The bill, the first passed by the
six-week-old 1959 session, is before
Governor G. Mennen Williams for
his consideration. If signed by Gov.
Williams, the bill would become
effective June 1.
A house-approved bill which
would give university status to
Eastern Michigan College is Pend-
ing in the senate.
GENEVA (J)-The United States
and Britain said yesterday Soviet
Premier Nikita Khrushchev's rigid
stand on nuclear disarmament has
brought test bail talks here to the
verge of collapse.
"Shouldn't we now be packing
our bags," demanded United States
delegate ames . Wadsworth of
Semyon K. Tsarapkin, the Soviet
' Tsarapkin replied that the ques-
tion of packing bags was up to the
West but there need be no talk
of failure if the West switched to
a "more realistic attitude."
Concentrate on Speech
Both Wadsworth and Sir Mi-
chael Wright, the British delegate,
concentrated on Khrushchev's
speech in the Kremlin yesterday.
Khrushchev asserted the funda-
mental United- States and British
demand for an effective interna-
tional control system was com-
Wadsworth and Wright for the
first time expressed doubts wheth-
er it was worthwhile to continue
negotiations on a nuclear treaty.
They devoted most of- an un-
usually brief session to expressing
their objections to Khrushchev's
speech and putting to Tsarapkin
the question: Where do we go from
They said Khrushchev indicated
the Soviet Union would never ac-
cept an effective control system to
prevent cheating. They scoffed at
the Premier's insistence a control
organization would spy on the So-
The talks have been in progress
for nearly four months.
SGC President Maynard. Gold-
man, '59, gave the Council his
resignation, to be effective March
18, last night.
Goldman resigned in order to
allow the Council with its newly-
elected members to select a new
At the same meeting the Coun-
cil approved a recommendation to
the literary college senior officers
requesting a change to the ori-
ginal nominating procedure for
Due to a "highly unusual" pro-
cedure followed by the senior
board in establishing the new
policy, the Council declared the
action to be incompatible with
senior class constitutional stipu-
The present nominating proce-
dure change was not ratified by
all the members of the senior
class executive board.
Under the new petitioning poli-
cy, which went into effect last
week, presidential candidates were
required to get 50 signatures and
submit a two-page statement of
their conception of the office to
a special committee of the current
college president, a member of
the literary college faculty and
the chairmen and another member
of the literary college steering
No Direct Jurisdiction
The candidates would then be
interviewed and a slate would be
presented to the Council. Former
procedure does not include such
a selective board.
Although SGC has no direct
jurisdiction over senior class poli-
cy, the Council could refuse to
calendar officer elections to en-
force its recommendation.
WASHINGTON () -President
Dwight D. Eisenhower said yester-
day any talks with Russia would
be almost useless until Premier
Nikita Khrushchev changes his re-
fusal to consider Western pro-
posals for easing Berlin tensions..
President Eisenhower coupled
with this remark a renewed notice
that the United States and its
Allies will stand firm in Berlin
despite Russia's threat to end four-
power rule in the divided city
At a news conference he accused
Khrushchev of adopting an illogi-
cal, no-concessions attitude.
'Ready To Negotiate'
"Now, the United States has al-
ways made clear," he said, "we are
always ready to negotiate when
the other person will give us the
slightest area or region in which
"But if there is to be positive and
a negative answer to give to any
question before you do attempt to
negotiate, then I can't see very
well, very much use for confer-
President Eisenhower said it
would be a very grave mistake to
convene a summit conference, as
Khrushchev demanded yesterday,
without adequate preparation.
Pessimism Will Spread
Without such preparation, he
said a feeling of pessimism
and hopelessness would spread
throughout the world. He recalled
"we got exactly zero progress" at
the Geneva summit meeting in
1955, saying the Soviets then re-
fused to settle concrete problems.
President Eisenhower asserted
his determination to remain strong
and vigilant in the face of Soviet
An appeal for "well-rounded"
engineers was sounded yesterday
by Dean Stephen S. .Attwood of
the engineering school.
The statement came in the en-
gineering school dean's semester-
ly report to students in this
month's issue of the Michigan
Today's technical student must
have "a strong grasp of the basic
fundamentals of, engineering and
science, especially mathematics,"
Dean Attwood said.
Young men interested in engi-
neering or those now enrolled in
some field of engineering at the
college level must realize this, he
Dean Attwood said this strong
base would provide "... . a foun-
dation upon which to build new
knowledge, knowledge that can-
not possibly be accumulated while
"In this day of missile and sat-
ellites," he added "the engineer-
ing student must also have "the
ability to discuss the project clear-
ly and concisely, both verbally
and in writing."
House Republicans Push
Veterans Fund Debate'
LANSING (M)-In a maneuver that caught Democrats completely
off guard, House Republicans tried to force action on the state's
financial crisis yesterday in a stormy session marked by a near fist
fight on the House floor.
In the hottest, most confused meeting of the year, Republicans
succeeded in moving the four-bill package to mortgage the Veterans
Trust Fund up to the debate stage.
When Republicans refused a recess after revealing their strategy,
Democrats staged a "wildcat walkout" from the chamber to plan their
next move. When the session ended, newsmen surrounded Rep. Joseph
J. Kowalski (D-Detroit), Democratic floor leader, to get his reaction.
... to conduct study
To Con sider
By NAN MARKEL
In a move to implement the
literary college honors program,
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the Eng-
lish department will conduct a
two-year study on a general pro-
gram for junior and senior honors
The honors program for fresh-
men and sophomores was set up
two years ago. Prof. Felheim will
work on plans for possible inter-
departmental study for upperclass-
men, whom the program will also
include beginning next year..
' "The Honors Council is alert to
the dlanger that students might
become too narrowly specialized in
the period of concentration during
their junior and senior years,"
Prof. Robert C. Angell, director of
the honors program, noted.
Develop New Courses
What Prof. Felheim will do is
"stimulate the development of
challenging courses by depart-j
ments for students majoring in
other fields," Prof. Angell said.
Although "so far I have only
ideas," Prof. Felheim explained,
"my job will be to investigate pro-
grams at other schools and the
possibilities .of realizing our ideas
here." Citing examples, he noted
interest in tutorial study, student-
conducted seminars, interdiscipli-
nary work and comprehensive out-
"We will also aim at keeping
students who are in one particular
area aware of the community of
scholarship which exists broadly
throughout the college," he said.
It is expected that visiting scholars
will be asked to take part in in-
formal discussions and special
seminars with upperclass honors
students, he added.
Begin Next Fall
Prof. Felheim will begin work on
the program next fall. His ap-
pointment, on a one-third time
basis, is supported by the Carnegie
The "professional teacher," as
Prof. Felheim describes himself,
spent the past school year and
summer session teaching in Eng-
land and France. In 1954 he was
the recipient of the University
Literary Class of 1923 award for
outstanding teaching of under-
He has been an English instruc-
tor at the University since 1948,
when he came here from Harvard.
His specialty is Shakespeare and
As he talked Rep. Harry J. Phillips(
(R-Port Huron), frequently inter-
Standing in the background,
frashman Rep. William H. Thorne
(D-Detroit) nearly began a fight
Democrats had expected a vote
on a proposal to meet the state's
current cash shortages by raising
the state's debt limit from $250;000
to $50 million dollars.
If approved by voters in the
April 6 election, it would enable
the legislature to borrow to meet
Instead, Rep. Emil Peltz (R-
Rogers City) opened the session by
proposing to lift the Veterans
Trust Fund bills from cold storage
on the House table and bring them
up for debate.
It was seen as a move to tag
Democrats with the responsibility
l of passing or rejecting, the plan,
submitted by Gov. G. Mennen
1 Williams, before the spring elec-
Caught off guard, Kowalski at-
tacked the maneuver as a "Smart-
alec-attempt at political manipu-
Seven more petitions were taken
out for Student Government Coun-
cil yesterday, making a total of 15
candidates for the six positions
open for the spring election.
The petitioning deadline for
Student Government Council was
extended to 6 p.m., March 2, at
the Council's meeting last night.
The new petitioners are Ken-
neth Hudson, Spec., Bruce Bow-
ers, '60, Harry Cummins, '61, Larry
King, '61E, James Damm, '61E,
Wendy Harris, '60Ed., and Conrad
Petitions for the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications were
also signed out by Robert Goyer,
'61, and Allan Stillwagon, '59.
Lawrence Silver, '60BA., Alan.
Greenberg, '59BAd., and Gary
Plotkin, '60BAd., have taken out
petitions for business administra-
tion school senior class president,
vice-president and treasurer re-
Harvey Lapides, '60, is running
for literary college senior class
vice-president and Sarah Rowley,
'60, for treasurer.
Besides the six SGC positions,
and senior class offices of the
literary college, business adminis-
tration, education and engineering
schools, petitions may be taken out
for one position on the Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics, three on the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications and
six positions as Union Student.
HARTFORD, Conn. (A') - The
general board of the National
Council of Churches sidestepped
yesterday any major action on a
controversial. report dealing with
The Board, at its mid-winter
meeting, formally received the re-
port calling for steps toward diplo-
matic recognition and United Na-
tions membership for Red China.
In a resolution adopted unani-
mously, the report simply was sent
to the Council's department of
The report was adopted last
November by a World Order Study
Conference and aroused wide
criticism. The Rev. Dr. Daniel A.
Poling, editor of the Christian
Herald, said last month the board
would be asked to repudiate the
The Rev. Dr. Poling is not a
member of the board and was not
present yesterday. The Board pre-
viously had said the conference
spoke for itself and not the Na-
The report now would have to
clear through two groups before
it gets to the general board.
Earlier, the Council President
had urged churches to speak out
on all controversial issues.
The Rev. Dr. Edwin T. Dahl-
berg said the church has a "clear
Biblical mandate to teach and
enlighten the conscience of our
own generation on the life and
death issues of our time."
By. The. Associated Press
MOSCOW - Tass said last
night President Dwight D. Eisen-
hower in effect had advised Brit-
ish Prime Minister Harold Mac-
millan not to sign a British-Soviet
In a long dispatch from Wash-
ington, the Soviet news agency
termed President Eisenhower's
attitude toward Macmillan's cur-
rent Moscow visit "decidedly cool."
The dispatch said President
Eisenhower had given what' it
called reluctant approval to a pos-
sible British-Soviet nonaggression
pact "providing it does not violate
any existing committments."
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE
BASE, Calif. The first firing of
the Discoverer satellite was post-
poned indefinitely yesterday aft-
er a launching attempt was called
The Air Force said no datehas
been set for another attempted
No reason was given for the
cancellation of yesterday's sched-
uled firing which. was finally
called of f five hours after' the
noon deadline originally set.
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WASHINGTON - The Senate
By ROBERT JUNKER
A proposed constitutional
amendment to require detailed fi-
nancial reports from the state's
universities to the state legisla-.
ture was reported out of a House
State Rep. John J. Fitzpatrick
(D-Detroit); the proposal's spon-
sor, said it is intended to provide
the detailed accounts from the
University and Michigan State
University which he claims are
not presently available.
University Vice-President Wil-
liam Stirton said such reports of
income and expenditures are
"readily available." Vice-President
in Charge of Business and Finance
Wilbur K. Plerpont added these
detailed reports are provided for
the legislature and state officials.
Rep. Louis C. Cramton (R-La-
peer,) chairman of the House
committee on revision and amend-
ment of the Constitution, said the
measure passed the committee
Concerning the bill's chances of
passing the House, he said, "The
bill should pass by Monday. I
don't think there's any contro-
versy, about it."
"I don't imagine the institu-
tions are going to stick their necks
out and oppose it," he added.
Wants Specific Breakdown
Rep. Fitzpatrick wants specific
breakdowns of income'the Univer-
sity 'receives from investments,
salary ianges of University facul-
ty and detailed accounts of how
all money is being spent.
"The University says its a con-
stitutional body and we (the legis-
lature) have no right to the fig-
ures. 1 say we do," he explained.
"I think they should be' more
than willing to provide these fig-
ures," he said, "and I think we're
entitled to know them if we're
giving the University the people's
Not Individual Salary '
Explaining he did not expect
the University to publish each in-
dividual's salary, Rep. Fitzpatrick
said he "wouldn't be interested in
these.-I don't want to be personal
against anybody," he declared.
Pierpont said detailed reports of
income from investments are
published each year after the
University's accounts have been
audited. All investment transac-
tions are approved by the Regents
and reported to them monthly,
Rep. Cramton explained a con-
stitutional amendment is neces-
sary to require the detailed ac-
counts because the Regents are a
constitutional body. The amend-
ment must pass the legislature by
two-thirds majorities hI each
To Be Put on Ballot
This procedure must be com-
pleted by March 6 to get the pro-
posal placed on the ballot in April
for voter approval, he explained,
The committee also reported out
a proposed amendment to give
Wayne State University constitu-
tional status under its own gov-
erning board which would "con-
trol all expenditures from WSU
State.Rep. Charles S. Blondy (D-
Detroit) proposed a state building
authority be established to imple-
ment Gov. G. Mennen Williams'
PROF. BRAZER SAYS:
Income Tax Needed in New
By SELMA SAWAYA
"An income tax must be the
keystone of any new tax legisla-
tion for the state," Prof. Harvey
E. Brazer of the economics de-
partment said last night.
In a speech to the League of
above 3.3 per cent of taxable in-
come," he added. This modifica-
tion would. be expected to yield
approximately $20 million in reve-
nue a year.
A second feature of the pro-
posal is a corporate net income
nually per person for state resi-
dents. he explained. a
The loss to the state incurred
by this feature would be partially
compensated by the gain from
taxation of telephone and tele-
Other features of the program
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