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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom

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VOL. LXIX, No. 142











ratern itie

Group oulHold
Recognition Power
. Proposal Names Lewis Chairman
Of Nine-Member 'Liaison' Group
Interfraternity Council will submit a plan to create a Board in
Control of Fraternity Affairs, having power to recognize Greek-letter
groups, to the Student Government Council Clarification Committee
next week.
United Greek support is sought behind the move which would
eliminate SGC authority over certain fraternity matters, notably in
the area of recognition.
Panhellenic Association is expected to follow soon with a similar
proposal, according to IFC President Jim Martens, '59.
Endorsed Last Night
Endorsed unanimously by the Fraternity Presidents' Assembly
last night, the motion would set up a nine-member group headed by
t James A. Lewis, University vice-




















ESees Need
For Review
The Committee on Clarification
of the Student Government Coun-
cil Plan agreed yesterday that they
"recognize the virtues of a broad
scope of power for SGC, but with
some protection for other Univer-
sity equities," that is, some form
of review.
The Committee also reached
agreement as to the desirability of
j setting up some kind of mechan-
ism whereby consultation and in-
formation exchange could take
place between the Council and
other segments of the University
before SGC reached, a decision.
Reach Accord
' A tentative accord was reached
calling for "a certain amount" of
examination of the Council's ac-
tions after their passage and rec-
ognizing that, the Vice-President
for Student Affairs, acting as the
~ delegated representative of the
University President, may thus
veto Council actions in his place.
The student members of the
Committee explained their sug-
gestions presented last week.
Bobbie Maier,'59, former League
president, explained that in the
dent plan is designed to obtain in-
formation for SGC from the fac-
ulty and administration before
the' Council passes a motion. But
the Council is not required to abide
by such recommendations.
Mort Wise, '59, former SGC
executive vice-president, and Ron
Gregg, '60, Council president, rec-
ommended the formation of a
University Affairs Commission to
provide, a channel for "reprsen-
tatives of all three elements of the
University community to sit to-
gether and discuss matters of mu-
tual interest and concern."
Discuss Proposal
Prof. Oliver Edel of the music
school discussed a faculty proposal
which calls for a committee on
referral, which would consider
both the4 substance and procedure
of SGC actions. The committee
would meet upon the written re-
quest of any three of its members
when a poipt of disagreement
arose Idue to an action of the
The committee would then ad-
vise the Vice-President for Stu-
dent Affairs and the Council that
the action should be sustained, if
it thought SGC's action well taken.
Or kt would suggest that the Coun-
cil reconsider the matter and send
to the Vice-President information
of thecommittee's :action if it
felt:SOC's action to becill advised.
It would then be the Vice-Presi-
dent's responsibility to veto or
"" pass the actions of the Council,
presumably taking into considera-
tion the recommendations of the
committee on referral.
The committee, itself, has no
i power or review, and can only
suggest to SGC that it reconsider
an action.
The committee's next meeting
will be from noon to 2 p.m. April
30 on the third floor of the Stu-
dent Activities Bldg.
Faculty Note.
The Daily requests that those
faculty members intending to
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president for student affairs.
Dean of Men Walter B. ReaJ
would join Lewis, in addition to
one faculty member, the ranking
male member of SGC, the IFC
president, the faculty member of
the IFC executive committee, two
undergraduate fraternity district
representatives, and the chairman
of the Alumni Interfraternity Con-
The group would act as a "liai-
son" between the administration,
faculty, the student body and fra-
Major functions would include
recognition and withdrawal of
recognition from undergraduate
and graduate fraternities. The
Board would also act on fraternity-
related matters which primarily
involve fraternity alumni and the
Lacks Judgement
The proposal's rationale claimed
that authority over fraternity mat-
ters should not rest with SGC,
which is by nature lacking the
"mature judgment of faculty,
alumni, or administrative person-
raternities are "quasi-student"
rather than "fully-student" or-
ganizations, the statement ex-
plained. Alumni, as sole property
and house owners, are often in-
volved as much as the undergrad-
uates in & fraternity. -
Power is therefore misplaced
when given to a completely student
organization like SGC, the report
IHC Offers
SGC .Debate
Should SGC be abolished?
A debate on the topic sponsored
by the Inter-House Council will be
held in dining room one of South
Quadrangle at 8 p.m. Tuesday
The panel will consist of Prof.
Paul Henle of the philosophy de-
partment, Al Haber, '60, a member
of the council, and Michael Bent-
wich, Grad.

Form Photo
'The Residence Hall Board of
Governors voted yesterday not to
ask for photographs of applicants
with the women's residence hall
application forms.
Instead, applicants will be noti-3
fled on the instruction sheet which
accompanies the form that two
photographs will be required when
she returns her room contract.
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
said, however, that the new policy.
would not be able to go into effect
this year because applications have
already been sent out.
Forms Distributed
"The forms have been going out
since December," Miss Bacon com-
mented. She said that changing
the procedure at this time would
result in too much confusion to
make it feasible.
Oliver Moles, Grad., chairman
of the University' Human Rela-
tions Committee was present at
the meeting and presented a state-
ment from the committee at the
meeting, which called for the pro-
cedure that the Board ultimately
Both the statement and mem-
bers of the Board cited the method
adopted by the Board last year for
the applications for men's resi-
dence halls. The forms will be
identical in this area.
'Reference Pictures'
Miss Bacon said the photo-
graphs have had "nothing to do
with discrimination in any way."
Both she and Dean of Men Walter.
B. Rea remarked that the pictures
were used for reference. Rea said
that he is sometimes asked about
students who have been gone for
"15 or 20 years." The photographs
aid in associating the name with
the person.
The Board also "passed in prin-
ciple" the scheduling of dances
in the Markley Hall snack bar on
Saturday nights. It was stipulated,
however, that administrative de-
tails would have to be worked out
with the residence hall business
office and the Office of the Dean
of Women.
The Board also moved to post-
pone action on installing tele-
phones in every room of those dor-
mitories requesting it noting that
it would require an increase of fif-
teen or sixteen dollars per resident.
They said they would wait until
something more definite was
known on room and board in-
, creases.

Reli ion Studies Course
For Graduates Planned
A proposed graduate religious studies program is now before the
literary college curriculum committee, Prof. George Mendenhall of
the Near Eastern studies department, announced recently.
The proposal calls for courses integrated into departmental pro-
grams rather than segregated into a special department of religion,
Prof. Mendenhall, chairman of the Committee on Studies in Religion,
said. He called this the committee's "disciplinary point of view."
Attract Professors
Action on a graduate program was taken first because the com-
mittee believed that at first qualified professors would be more de-
-sirous to teach graduate students

Death Cause
Of Couple,

while doing individual research
than to give undergraduate in-
struction, he said. Only in this
way, he continued, can the Uni-
versity attract and hold scholars
of hte highest competence.
An improved undergraduate
program would be an inevitable
outgrowth of graduate level study,
Mendenhall said. The undergrad-
uate concentration program, cov-
ering courses in disciplines deal-
ing with religion and specific tra-
ditions has only three students
enrolled for the 1958-59 academic
The Committee also favors the
initiation of an undergraduate
course in comparative religion or
the history of religion, he re-
Cites Need
The need for such a course is
based on the United States' in-
volvement with foreign lands of
varying religions and on the re-
ligious pluralism within this coun-
try, he said.
Other proposals to the curri-
culum committee encompass re-
quests for visiting lecturers, li-
brary support, graduate scholar-
ships, publications of a technical
nature, an expanded research
program and additions to the
teaching staff.
Some DelaV
While "some delay" in submit-
ting final Urban Renewal plans
to the federal government will be
-helpful, bemocratic Councilman
Lloyd Ives said last night, he is
"not sure" postponement "is not
a delaying action."
The City Council voted Monday

Pro pose
The latest in schemes for chang-
ing natural science distribution re-
quirements was discussed last
night at the conference held by
the literary college steering com-
A two-group requirement is now
proposed by the natural science
study committee, Prof. Erich Stein-
er of the botany department said.
Students will be asked to take at
least one course from a group
which includes astronomy, physics
and chemistry, and at least one
from a group of geology, botany
and zoology.
Under this plan, only 12 hours
will be necessary to fulfill the sci-
ence distribution requirement, in-
stead of the 14 to 16 hours sug-
gested last month.
Students would be able to take
examinations to waive up to four
hours of this requirement, Prof.
Steiner said.
May Take Tests
He added that the natural sci-
ences study committee still urges
the admissions office to set mini-
mum entrance standards in math-
ematical proficiency, since "tests
show some students not even .cap-
able of 10th grade mathematics
needed for physics and chemistry."
Apportioning a set number of
students to each of the natural
science departments, which was
proposed in the last report, has
"dropped by the way," Prof. Stein-
er noted.
In the question and evaluation
period, Prof. Samuel Krimm of
the physics department explained
that astronomy was grouped with
physics and chemistry because "all
three are essentially the same,"
and because the chemistry and
physics departments could not
handle the increased student load
Including these three in the
same group, he said, will tend to
make teaching techniques in the
courses equal.
Called 'Strange Concept'
Prof. Lawrence Slobodkin of the
zoology department called the set-
ting of a minimum level in math-
ematical proficiency "a strange
He explained, "If the University
is very lucky and very patient, it
might in a century graduate 10
very important men. Possibly one
will be a poet and one a Latin
translator, neither of whom could
pass a 10th grade mathematics
proficiency exam."
However, the correlation be-
tween mathematical and verbal
ability is high, Prof. John Milhol-
land of the psychology department
said. Only occasionally will a
"poet" register in the top per-
centile on a verbal test and in the
bottom percentile of a mathemati-
cal test.
Our admissions policy, he add-
ed, should make room for this

Schaadt Says Rais<
To CoverPay.Hik
Residence Hall Board of Governor
Must Approve Room, Board Booi
Room and board increases in the residence halls a
"probable" according to Leonard A. Schaadt, business ma
ager of residence halls.
He said yesterday that a raise would be necessary
cover an increase in salaries for those employed by t
residence halls, and noted that the pay boost would be nee
ed in light of faculty pay in- "
1chaadt's comment was prompt-
ed by a statement of Vice
President and,, Dean of Faculties
Marvin L. Niehuss that he was
"confident" the University's re-
quest for funds to raise faculty
salaries would be approved by the
state legislature.
Calls for Increase

. . . died Monday

The deaths Monday of Profes-
sor-emeritus Jan A. Van den Broek
and his wife were due to "natural
causes," according to the sheriff's
Prof. Van den Broek retired from
the engineering mechanics de-
partment in 1955, after 41 years of
service to the University.
The report of Dr. R. Craig Bar-
low, deputy medical examiner,
said Prof. Van den Broek died of
a heart attack, and his wife of
peritonitis due to a ruptured in-

Prof. Van den Broek was strick- to ask the government for a
en at 10:00 a.m. Monday, accord- three-month extension until Sept.

Both the University's and Gov.
G. Mennen Williams' request to
the legislature call for a nine per
cent increase for faculty members.
Schaadt said he didn't know
how great an increase would be
given to those employed by the
residence halls, but pointed out
that pay raises need not be the
same percentage as those given to
the faculty.
This would greatly increase the
cost of services such as painting,
plumbing and especially, laundry
whose costs are almost, entirely
labor expenses, he continued.
Wait for Opinion
Schaadt said he would wait for
student opinion as to whether
maid service would be returned
to its former once-a-week sched-
ule rather than the every other
week plan that has been in effect
since the begining of the present
academic year. He said he is will-
ing to do whatever the students
request in this field.
Boren Chertkov. '60, president-
elect of Inter-House Council said
he was informed of a possible
room and board increase eailier in
the year. He also said a discussion
of the matter would come before.
the IHC presidium tomorrow.
Any positive action on the in-
crease must come from the Resi-
dence Hall Board of Governors.
The Board will hold .its next
meeting. May 19.
Haber To Ask
SGC Approval
Of Connittee
A motion to take steps to in-
crease academic freedom at the
University will be introduced by
Al Haber, '60, at the Student Gov-
ernment Council meeting at 7:'30
p.m. today in the Student Activi-
ties Building.
Discussion will center on a pro-
posal to establish a S t u d e n t
Rights Committee to hear student
grievances on alleged infringe-
ments on students in all academic
areas of the University, Jo Har-
dee, '60, Executive Vice-President,
A new public relations program
intended to bring students in more
personal contact with SOC will be
introduced by the Executive Com-
mittee. The plan will advocate
moving the meeting place of vari-
ous meetings to different areas of
the campus and a revival of the
SGC Newsletter.
A motion calling for the estab-
lishment of a special SGC office
manager to supervise the Coun-
cil secretariat and serve as sedre-
tary of the executive committee
will also be submitted. The bill,
which will also call for a salary of
$50 per semester, will be presented

World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Senate brushed aside a no-hurry rule
yesterday and whisked through by a 93-0 vote its confirmation of
Christian A. Herter as Secretary of State.
This cleared the way for the suave, shcolarly, 64-year-old Herter
to take over with full authority from cancer-stricken John Foster
The reason for the rush is that Herter leaves Monday for Paris
to take part in a free world Foreign Ministers' Conference in prepar-

ing to an autopsy performed yes-
terday at University hospital. His
wife's attack apparently occurred
later in the day. according to Dr.
Barlow, but the seriousness of her,
condition had probably prevented
her from noticing her husband's
Earlier reports had speculated
on suicide on the part of Prof.
Van den Broek, the possibility be-
ing suggested by a list of per-
sonal possessions he had been pre-
paring at the time of his death.
However, Prof. Van den Broek's
family doctor revealed he had
previously had a heart attack.

1 to complete steps necessary to
ask federal aid. The action had
been recommended by Republican
Mayor Cecil 0. Creal, victor over
Ives in the recent city election.
The government listed 11 items,
needing completion by the city,
Creal pointed out last night, in-
cluding final plans for financing,
for relocation, and for handling
Before these plans are devel-
oped, Creal continued, a vote of
the people will have to be taken.
"In the past the Council has
spent too much time on Urban
Renewal," he said.

..'.*died last night
Prof. Bethel
Found Dea
Last Nighit
Prof. Frank H. Bethell of
internal medicine department
rector of Simpson Memorial Ir
tute, was found dead last nigh
the corner of Thayer and Ki
A passer-by found Prof. Be
at 9:30 p.m., lying on a lawn
tension, Ann Arbor police repo:
He was dead on arrival at Uni
sity Hospital a few minutes l
Prof. Bethell had been atten
a convention in Chicago. P
theorized he had returned to
Arbor on the'9 :24 train and wa
up State Street with a small
case, before being stricken.
Death apparently resulted
natural causes, police said,,tho
cause was not"immediately
Prof. Bethell was named dir
of the Simpson Institute in
The organization is a Unive
center for .research on blood
In 1939, he was honored with
Henry Russell Award. The Ru
award is given annually to
most promising young fa
A graduate of Princeton
versity, Prof. Bethell studied
Cambridge University, Eng
two years, and received the de
of Doctor of Medicine from J
Hopkins University In, 1929.
He came to the University a
instructor in internal medicin
193 1, was" named assistant
fessor in 1936, associate profe
in 1943, and professor in 1949
He is survived by his wife,
former Margaret Krieger, and
To Compete
For ISA Post
M A. Hyder Shah, Grad
Pakistan and George Han
Grad., of Greece are vying for
Ilternational Students' Asso
tion presidency, Robert Arn
159. ISA president announced

ation for East-West talks on Me
touch-and-go German situation.
* *
LANSING-Uncertainty cloud-
ed the fate of a Republican plan
to utilize the Veteran's Trust'
Fund to meet the state's cash
crisis as the bill moved toward its
first test on the Senate floor.
However, its prospects were bol-
stered by the qualified endorse-
ment of Democratic Gov. G.
Mennen Williams, author of an
alternative mortgaging proposal
that cleared the House last month.
Under the legislation as revised
Monday by the Senate Appropri-
ations Committee, the Fund's 50
million dollars in'securities would
be turned into cash immediately.
* * *


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Thomas Offers Alternatives to 'False Moralism'

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - As alternatives to
the "false moralism" of American
cold war policy, Norman Thomas,
six-time Socialist candidate for
President, last night proposed four
programs: disarmament, strength-
ening the United Nations, disen-
gagement, and economic aid.
"United States foreign policy is1
based on the preparation for nu-
clear war - that we shall have
peace by balance of terror," he
told guests at the Detroit Press

of United States commitments in
the Far East, Middle East and
This is not a return to isolation,
Thomas said. But we must make
a conscious' imaginative effort to
free ourselves from unknown and
very dangerous commitments to
wars around the world.
Not a Critic
"I am by no means a wholesale
critic of my country or my coun-
try's foreign policy," Thomas told
an audience sprinkled with rep-
resentatives of the major Detroit

less absolutely necessary. "Eisen-
hower has said that we could not
win a ground war in Europe. All
we are doing is protecting Berlin
by threat of war, hoping that the
bluff will not be called."
There appears to be worse dan-
ger of war now than before the
Second World War, Thomas add-
ed. "In this sense our foreign pol-
icy in the cold war hbs failed.
"Nobody in his right mind can
say that this has given us se-
curity, that we are successfully
containing Communists." He con-
ciirt .. A pf ycp nrIa ra H snv. n

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