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(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of tour articles deaiinj
with Judieial bodies on the campus.)
Lack of full student responsibility often results in an increas
amount of residence hall staff influence on the operation of judicia
groups, Robert Ashton, '59, former Interhouse Council preside
Particularly in the individual house* council, the effects of t
staff is felt. In large part this is due to the manner in which judiciari
derive their power.
Houses, Ashton noted, are encouraged but not forced to mainta
their own judiciary groups. Since 1953, when the Residence Ha
Board of Governors sanctioned these systems, the trend in all but
few has been to establish and operate these groups.
House Function Defined
Originally the plan was formulated by Assistant Dean of M
John Bingley when he was Resident Director of East Quad. The id
was and. is to refer cases to student ajudicating groups to devel
student awareness of the difficulties involved in maintaining prop
student discipline.
House groups then deal primarily with individual problems as

Staffs Infin
g the area of quiet hours. Each unit decides upon the procedure it wishes
to use in selecting the members of their judiciary council. Method here
varies from direct appointment by the house council to general elec-
eyd. "The main problem affecting the functioning of the house judic
ry is that violations tend to be reported by staff members rather than
nthe men in the house," Ashton said. Fear of repercussion from the
hemen he has to live with Is the main reason for student apathy in this
he area, Harold Scheub, Grad., resident advisor of Strauss house, main-
in Many also feel that this type of policeman activity is part of the
l staff's duty as paid employes doubling sometimes as disciplinarians,
al Ashton added.
a Cites Staff Pressures
As the only ones likely .to bring charges, it follows in certain
cases that staff members may want their opinions reflected in the
en judiciary decision. To achieve this, in rare cases staff may result to
ea Ipressuring members of the council.
op An example of this occurred in a judiciary case in which a resident
~er advisor told the members of the group that he wanted a certain
individual punished more severely for violating quiet hours, among
in other things.

ence House
Because the members of judic felt that the resident advisor had
not considered all facets of the case, they disregarded the staff recom-
mendation. Despite the fact that their feelings were clear to the
resident advisor, he rebuked the judiciary after the hearing for not
reaching an "effective conclusion."
Staff, Judiciary Meet
The main sphere of influence comes in another manner. The
major difficulty stems from the tendency of staff and judiciary to
meet formally or informally to discuss the common problem of disci-
pline, Dan Belin, '59. former president of Strauss house, pointed out.
Through this association the judiciaries feel "overly responsible" to
"punish and rehabilitate" and it is through this association that judi-
ciaries may tend to reflect staff opinions, he went on to say.
"No judiciary may condone an infraction which is brought to its
Sattention, in my opinion," Belin declared. "But its means of handling
the infractions are varied. It is here where the trouble lies."
Further influence comes in a similar line where judiciaries look to
staff for guidance and as a result assume staff opinions on certain
Smatters, Ashton mentioned. .~=
i Advisors Affect Effectiveness
SDiscipline policies set up by each house advisor tend to directly
affect judiciary effectiveness, Joel Paris, '60. East Quad judiciary

In dic iaries
chairman commented. These policies, he went on, determine whether
the staff handles a problem personally, refers it to the house judic or
request that it be handled on the quad level.
Residence halls do not require that violations be referred to
student groups for settlement. In most cases the volume of cases heard
will depend on staff confidence in ability of the house council.
The factor of total staff effectiveness in handling problems them-
selves also influence the number of cases referred to the judiciary.
"The Huber House staff has gained the men's respect to the degree
that they can handle discipline problems most effectively themselves,'
one house resident commented.
Similar Attitudes May Influence
ofConceivably this respect could also be contingent on the similarity
ofthe group's attitudes to those of the resident advisor and quad
resident director.
"Depending upon the serious nature of the case and the resident
advisor's desire to see it heard on a higher level, the case may have
its first hearing on the quad level,'" Boren Chertkov, '60, lHC president
In cases where the resident advisor feels the house grouP isn't
capable, he may propose to have what he considers a more competent
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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom


In Fraternities
"The undergraduate fraternity man is just a transitory unit of
the whole national fraternity. He equals a sm~.ll fraction; the alumni
visitethee AneArbor campus recently ttend a districtr convention.
Many say the tie he represents - that of the local chapter to
the national fraternity-is invaluable. But others call it inhibiting.
Increases Complexities
Regardless, the relationship is pertinent to any study of religious
and racial discrimination in fraternities. And it adds considerably





Steel Men
Want Early
C' ~



Summer 'U'
To Opert
Despite the University's hazy
flnancial outlook, Vice-President
and dean of faculties Marvin L-.
Niehuss predicted yesterday that
the summer session will be held
as planned.
Niehuss noted that the adminis-
tration has several times in previ-
ous years thought of dropping the
summer session to save money,
but that the move would not be
"worthwhile." .
The summer program is close
to self-supporting, he explained;.
Last year it cost roughly $1 million,
with an income of approximately
$6 or $7 hundred thousand.
He added it would disrupt plans
of students and also of faculty,
members who depend upon the
extra session for income.
Anticipates Enrollment Increase
However, associate director of
the summier session Prof. N. Edd
Miller, Jr., of the speech depart-
ment, anticipates an enrollment
increase of six or seven hundred
over last summer's 1,000,
Coupled with ,"essentially the
same" number of course offerings
and faculty members, the increase
will mean larger classe&.'"he sum-
mer session' was "cut-bad]- inan-
cdally" last year along witb the
rest of the University, Prof. Miller
said, and at present, plans are

'tos the complexities of the situa-
Particularly at Eastern schools,
fraternities have been split -
either voluntarily or by force -
from the nationals, thus making
the local chapter autonomous and
free to set up its own constitu-
tion and by-laws.
Fraternity men at the Urniver-
sity generally cherish their bond
with the national, for several rea-
Several Tangible Benefits
Not only does a local share a
common ritual and heritage with
the national, but a number of
tangible benefits can be derived
from linkage with the national.
National financing makes schol-
arships, loans and grants available
to indivdual members. Moreover,
rushing is theoretically better for
a house with a national reputa-
Travel opportunities are en-
hanced by national affiliation.
Fraternity mexn may travel from
chapter to chapter at practically
no expense. Numerous job oppor-
tunities also spring from national
''Often Swallow Beliefs'
National affiliation is so valued,
in fact, that men will "often swal-
low their .beliefs at a convention
in order to preserve the national
fraternity," a local Greek claims.
In other words, a chapter might
suppress its feelings about dis-
crimination rather than open a
rift among the delegates.
thenundergraduates delegates hold
the voting power. For constitu-
tional changes a two-thirds or
three-fourth majority vote is usu-
ally required. In the case of Phi
Delta Theta, majority votes at two

-.-. GOP City Chairman

Gilbert Bursley, past ward co-
ordinator, was named to succeed
Norman Randall, as Ann Arbor
Republican City Chairman last
night at the Republican Honors
Bursley, the assistant directoi'
of the University's Development
Council, pledged himself, his fel--
low officers and the committee to
carrying on the work of the 1959
organization in the coming year.
"We must provide very capable
and top-flight candidates and
must have clear, sensible positions
on public issues," he declared.
The duties of the GOP ch air-
man are to arrange all Republican
affairs for te city oAnArr
itself and in its" relation to the
Named as vice-chairmen were
Mrs. Russell Dobson, Mrs. Fred-
erick Coller and Mrs. William
Coughlin. Secretary and treasurer
of the Republican committee will
be Mrs. Kenneth Magee and Her-
bert Ellis.
Mrs. James Nichols and Mrs.
C. N. Trabandt will be headquar-
ters co-chairmen. William Car-
man, chairman of public relations
and publicity, will be assisted by
John Ragland.-
Assistant Dean of Women Eliz-
abeth Davenport will continue
chairmanship of the education
committee, which .familiarizes
voters with the candidates.

eL~tl~itllLHinsdale House Council of East
Quadrangle voted toresign fromn
By The Associated Press The vote was prompted by the
Steel negotiations opened yes- presentation of a petition signed
terday on a hopeful note with both by 70 per cent of the house mem-
sides asserting they wanted to bers advocating withdrawal from
reach an early, amicable contract IHC. The petition criticized IHC
agreement without government in- for failing to effectively fulfill its
tervention. purpose in coordinating the .ac-
President Dwight D. Eisenhower tivities of the houses and the
hinted the governnient may step various quadrangles.
in if the bargaining points tQa It denied that IHC had ade-
new inflationary surge of wages quately represented its members
and prices, to the faculty and administrators
The President, at his Washing- Service Project Lack
ton news conference, urged both Also criticized was the notable
sides to exercise good sense and ilack of service projects beneficial
statesmanship in the talks. Other- to Hinsdale House as a whole.
wise, he said, the American people IHC President Boren Chertkov,
could not stand Idly by and let '60, said that it is unfortunate that
themselves get hurt. Hinsdale, as a member of the
He cautioned the steel industry Presidium, couldn't offer construc-
and its workers that "the United tive criticism. He added that "con-
States cannot stand still and do structive criticism" will always
nothing" if they push wages and aid an organization.
prices upward in an inflationary Chertkov declared that he did
spiral. not think that any of the other
Essentially, President Eisenhower houses would follow Hinsdale's ex-
~was taking no new stand in urging ample.
both management and the union William Anderson, '61, president
to display good sense, wisdom and of Hinsdale, commented that "tat
statesmanship or risk government the present time I know of at least
controls on profits, prices and pay, one other house that is carrying
"So, therefore," he said, "I on an extensive probe into the
would again insist that the whole functions and values of IHC. Still
17[5 million of us ought, to make others are voicing their dissatis-
clear that we are concerned about faction with the Council."
this matter." 1 "owever, at the present, I

don't know whether they will go
as far as Hinsdale," he added.
The HinsdaeNounciy Dsuggested
that a letter of resignation be
sent to the Board of Governors,
IHC, Chertkov and to officials in
the Student Activities Building
advising them that Hinsdale will
no longer pay dues to IHC-.
Upon learning of the Hinsdale
action, the president of Huber
House, Edward Berne, '61, insisted
that Hinsdale would have better
presented a constructive proposal
IThe second set of meetings ex-
plaining the Dearborn Center to
interested sophomores' was held
yesterday at the epgineering col-
Prof. Axel Marin, chairman of
the college's permanent commit-
tee on the Center, reported the
details of the Dearborn engineer-
ing program.
He indicated, that the basic
program was similar to the Uni-
versity's, but that'the ,Center will
operate on the quarter system so
that courses are dlivided into se- .
Inmesters on a different basis.

SGC Sets Me

tn in Qud

The program operates out of copnsecutive conventions are ne-
funds allotted for the fiscal year cessary.
195-6. Lketh ret.ofthe Uni- However, many chapters of a
versity, Miller said, "we don't know ntoa r oae r h ot;
what to expect in the way of ap- and "heatedly oppose" changes in
propriations." FudPsaeSee GREEK, Page 2
While Niehuss could not be defi- - ~ ..
nite about funds for the summer, O . I6 ~JW4
he Indicated he expects the Vet- OiIL, %t(
erans' Trust Fund will provide
money for the first payment due
to the University's summer session AMMAN, Jordan - Samir Ri]
in July. ,hind King Hussein's often shaky
As it is planned, the sessioii will yesterday pleading ill health.
open June 22, featuring a series of The action may foreshadow
lectures on "Modern Man Looks 'the United Arab Republic.
Forward." Historian Max Lerner The. King apparently felt h:
will discuss the future of Americansrngnuh ocepthrsg
civilization, and Lloyd Berkner, stogeog oacp h ei
"father" of the International Geo-
physical Year, will speak on "The RICHMOND, Va. - A Federa
Impact of Science on Society and tant state of Virginia further a
Culture." yesterday.
A panel will consider "The City' In a reversal of a District Cou
In Transition." Panelists include County a seven-year grace period
Thomas Creighton, editor of an Court ordered the rural Southside
architectural magazine, Prof. John fled Negroes to white schools in S
Kohl, of the engineering college, , *
and Charles Blessing who is De-
troit planning director. WASHINGTON - Atomic Ener
To Present Ciardi McCone said yesterday a scientific
The future of poetry and music further reassurance to the people

s Roundup
fai, the pro-Western strongman be-
throne, resigned as Prime Minister
restoration of closer relations with
Ls own hold on the country was
:nation, which came as a surprise.
1 Appeals Court pushed the reluc-
long the school integration, road
rt decision allowing Prince Edward
,the United States Fourth Circuit
County to prepare to admit quali-
gy Commission Chairman John A.
advisory committee soon 'will give
of the world about the very small

To onsider Apointments
Student Government Council
will hold its weekly meeting at for an SGC-sponsored bicycle auc
7:30 p.m. today in dining roomn tion and Haber will explain hi
two - oSotQuadrageto e- progress in compiling information
abl ore sude ngts to enh for a report on nuclear testing
proemes Joudee '60 vexec- The Council will also conside
utive vicepsiden sai yeser- appointments for representative
day, ic-rslln ad etr to the National Students Associa-
The Council will consider the tion Congress, the Student-Busi
appointments to Joint Judiciary ness Relations Committee, th
Council made by the SGC execu- Human Relations Board and ~
tive board and the present Joint Student Book Exchange Manager
Judic. Those nominated are Ron-
ald Greenberg, '61, Carolyn Os-
b,'60d, Mal Skh a '6 an To Pree
bo 6&d, MicarskhaPre.nd
Janet Weaver, '60.
The Council cannot amend the
list, but may send it back to the
appointing board for reconsidera-
tion, Allan Stillwagon, '59, judic ,
cairmnan, explained.
Al Haber's '60, resolutions on ..
academic freedom at the Univer-
sity, tabled last week, also will be
.discussed at the meeting. The
resolutions include a request fork
a policy statement from the Uni-
versity and the establishment of
a special board to study academic
A joint recommendation to es-
tablish a permanent committee to
study fraternity rushing proce-
dures will be submitted to the

The final set of. meetings will be
;held at 4 and '7:30 p.m. in Rm.
131 of the business administration
scThey will be directed primarily
toward sophomores in the literary
and engineering colleges and
- oward those about to enter the
-business administration slhool.
s Vice-President and Director of
IDearborn Center William Stirton,.
. Director of Admisslons.Clyde Vro-
r man and two members of the
s business administration school's
-permganent faculty committee on
- Ithe Dearborn Center will speak.
eThese two men are Prof. R. Lee
a Brummet, chairman, and Prof.
.EgrH. Gaiflt.

on how to improve the or
tion instead of dropping ou.
"n answer to this, Ander
Hinsdale council has car
an extensive investigation:
functions of IHC and its i
Hinsdale House. This in
tion included inviting to ou
cil meeting Robert Ashto
Robert Garb while they w
officers of IHC."
As a result of these in
tions a eot wsto ha'
preeed aet the last IHC
ium rmeeting,d he contin
is only slightly overeto
However, I was denied the:
The next House Council
was attended by many n
of the mHc executive boa
derson said. Several point
report and Hmnsdale's Int
IHC were discussed.
A tape recorder valued
and a recording of Monday
abortive panty raid were
cated from a student's r
the West Quadrangle staff
The tape contained nois
rioting and profane phr
Wenley House Resident
Russel C. Gregory, Grad., w~
attempting to dispel th
,The student, Anthony
62, discovered the eq
missing yesterday morni
was uncertaxin as to when
Gregory, who yelled at
during the disturbance t
that -- thing out of the w
told his assistant resident
to take the equipment.
Gregory said last ni
ordered the confiscation,
Elshout had removed his
and was dangling the r
from the window. Elshout
the microphone was' taped
screen and the screen v
removed from the wind
that he was 'not creating
turbance with the. recorde
Although unable at first
termine th'e location of hi
ment. Elshout, after que
several people, asked his a
resident advisor and dis~
that the recorder and ta
"locked up" in the ARA's
The University has the
enter a student's room
time. 'There is, however, a'
ar'rangement whereby staf!
enter except in cases of

'Say Actions
Of overnor
g~aniza- ' il a i g
son said
wieeks, Sneekens Demnands
into the State Make Known
valestg Details on Finances
[r coun-
rn, and By JAMES SEDER
ere still A political turmoil which has
been simmering beneath the sur.'
vestiga- face for nearly two weeks and'
ebee began to boil over on the floor of
Preid the Senate last Wednesday erupted
Lid Iyeterday
uedwhich The Rpublicans claim the cash
p ages. crisis is a hoax, perpetrated by the
floor." Governor
rneetigFor the past several weeks. the
mtng Republicans in the Legislature,
rdbeAn particularly inI the Senate, have
rd ofn-h been charging with increasing in-
srest in tensity that the state financial'
eres incrisis is a fraud.
On the floor of the Senate last
Wednesday Sen. John P. Smeekens
(R-Coldwater) .announced that he
es was "convinced" that the Gover-
nor was misleading both the Leg-
islature and the people of Michi-
Smeekens Speaks.
Sen. Smeekens' speech carme ojilly
R a few minutes after the Governor
.'and his principal administrators
at $200 spent over an hour briefing report-'
night's ers on the details of the crisis-
confis- and the administrative board's
oom by plans for handling this crisis.
yester- Sen. Smeekens charged that his
efforts to obtain certain specific
e of the details of the state's -financial
ases by condition had been repeatedly re-
Advisor buffed by the administration. As
"ho was a result, he continued, he would
e noise vote negative on any tax or cash
bill to appear before the Senate
Elshout, until he received the desired~ in-
uipment I ormation. -
rg and The actual eruption came late
it was Monday when State Treasurer
Sanford Brown told reporters that
Elsbout the state was not legally bound to
o "Get tpay $35.5 million in primary
'indow " school interest payments May 15.
advisor IPreviously, the administrative
board had maintained that it was
gh h required by law to do this.
because IBeadle Comments
screens Hearing this, Senate Majority
:ecorder Leader Frank Beadle (R-St. Clair)
claims commented:
Ito the "This settles it. If it is true the
vas not school payment can be delayed
ow and then there is no excuse for payless
a dis- paydays. The cash crisis is ho-
r. kum."
to de- Sen. Beadle then rejected a two-
sequip- part proposal by the Governor
stioning that the Veterans Trust Fund bill
ssistant be passed and then the Governor
covered and Sen. Beadle sit down together
pe were and talk out the tax problem until
closet. Ithey reach some conclusion. They
right to fwould meet "24 hours a day, if
at any necessary," Paul W. Weber, Gov.
wrorking Williams' press secretary said.
do not Weber explained that Attorney
emer- General Paul Adams says that law
covering the primary school inter-
est payments is extremely "con-
fused," and that Adams is still
~ ~ not sure of the legal implications.

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