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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom


Views Student Housing

The University has the obliga,-
tion to take the lead and keep the
pressure on local landlords to end
discrimination in housing, Regent
Eugene B. Power said yesterday.'
Speaking at the discussion on
student housing at the Student-
Faculty-Administration -,Confer-
ence, Regent Power said the Uni-
versity has "some responsibility"
to see, students are properly
housed. He said the University in-
speets student' housing for this
The University inspects only
sanitary conditions of local apart-
ments before they become "ap-
proved," not discriminatory con-
ditions. These apartments must
also be certified by the city build-
ing inspector to see that they are
safe. Apartments are only rein-
spected when complaints are re-
ceived about their conditions, the
panel noted.

Discrimination against foreign
studentsas . one of the centers
of discussion. Many members of
the panel noted the difficulty
which foreign students have in
obtaining apartments in the Ann
Arbor area. Some noted that dor-
mitory' food often was not palat-
able for students used to entirely
different menus.
"Since the University has a role
in establishing student housing,
this roles should be extended to
foreign students, too," Regent
Power said. "In the not too dis-
tant future, the University must
provide accommodations for for-
eign students with adequate cook-
ing facilities."
There is a thin line between.
compatible and non-compatible
discriminatory practices in hous-
ing, Vice-President for Student
Affairs James A. Lewis said. If a
man rents just a room or two in

e ni 1e
In raternities
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a linal report in The Dily series
on discrimination in fraternities.)
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea and Vice-President for Student
Affairs James A. Lewis composed the following statement in response
to five questions The Daily asked' regarding racial and religious dis-
crimination in fraternities,
1. What is the relationship of the state university to fraterni-
ties with written discriminatory policies? What is your feeling
regarding their existence?
We are sure you have reviewed the actions'of President Ruthven
and Hatcher. These are the only actions which can be considered a,
University Policy in this area for with respect to this question. We
would call your attention to a sentence in the Resolution recently
passed by the Regents establishing the Student Government Council
"The Regents are naturally concerned with the right of University
living group to govern their own affairs, including the freedom of
" choice of members, within the
framework of University policy
W 0 1 eand not by requirement of a
national organization-"
This statement needs elaboration
as to the reference to University
Policy but it certainly reflects an
attitude on the part of the Re-
By TOMVTECIgents. We personally feel strongly
By OM ITEKIthat we are beyond the point" of

his own home, he has a right to
choose who lives there.
Delared Illegal
If, however, renting accommo-
dations is a commercial enter-
prise, then discrimination can be
declared illegal.
A question ws raised as to
whether there was discrimination
within residence halls. Lewis said
often students request roommates
of the same race, religion or na-
tionality and they are so placed
in the residence halls.
He added that it is not demo-
cratic to deny a Negro student
who wants to live with another
Negro student this right. He said
often whether or not a roommate
sleeps with the window open is
more of a factor for good place-
ment than race or religion.
The possibility of one semester
dormitory room contracts was dis-
cussed, as was some form of re-
bate for meals students 'do not
eat. Both were rejected as "ad-
ministratively infeasible" and
"not possible"in a business sense."
Need Year Contract
Joel Stoneham, business man-
ager of West Quadrangle, said one
year contracts are necessary to
finance , the residence hall sys
tefli,,ensuring total occupancy and
the accompanying revenue.
"The residence hails are not a
convenience; they're big busi-
ness," he said.
"You must consider the indi-
vidual," Student Government
C o u n c 11 Administrative Vice-
President Phil Zook, '60, said.
Satisfy Majority
"If I satisfy the majority, I'm
doing a good job," Stoneham re-
"This is one reason why we
don't let businessmen run the
University," Assistant bean of the
literary college James H. Robert-
son remarked.
"When you're running a busi-
ness, that obligation comes first,"
Mark Noffsinger, resident director
of South Quadrangle, declared.
Studentts ,Cite
'U Problems
At Meetings
"No one sends presents to an
obstacle course," David Kessel,
Grad., a member of Student Gov-
ernment Council, said at yester-
day's Student, Faculty, Adminis-
tration Conference's discussion
on "Transition from Student to
Remarking on alumni support
of the University, it was noted
that those students who get the
most from their school and don't
look at it as an obstacle course
will be the ones who support it
best. Support in this discussion
included moral as well as finan-
cial backing.
Regent Eugene Power, who was
visiting the discussion, was asked
what he thought a good alumnus
was. He answered that such a
person was a result of training to
contribute to the welfare of so-

Ike Ready'
To Modify
U.S. Stand
GENEVA 03)-President Dwight
D. Eisenhower, in his latest
communication to Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev, has made
moflifications in the United States
position at the nuclear test sus-
pension conference, it was learned
There also were indications that
British Prime Minister Harold
Macmillan has sent a similar letter
to the Soviet leader.
The letters were aimed at
breaking the deadlock in the six-
month-old nuclear talks and at
creating . a favorable atmosphere
for the Big Four Foreign Ministers
Conference opening in Geneva
Congressional sources in Wash-
ington reported earlier that the
Eisenhower message urged an
agreement on at least a limited
ban on nuclear testing, and a
preliminary suspension of atmos-
pheric tests.
Advance Proposals
New proposals advanced at the
nuclear meeting here Friday by
United States Ambassador James
J. Wadsworth were in line with
the position taken in the Presi-
dent's letter.
The United States, with Bri-
tain's backing, promised to study
carefully a Soviet proposal for a
limited number of one-site inspec-
tions of suspicious disturbances.
The two Western powers also
agreed to the idea of mixed na-
tional and international manning
of control posts, so long as the
international element was in great
enough strength to guarantee e-
cient and unhampered operation
of these stations.
Inspecting a Problem
The questions of control post
manning and the amount of on-
site inspections necessary to en-
force any ban on atomic and
hydrogen weapons tests have been
the chief stumbling blocks to the
conclusion of a treaty by the
nuclear conference.
The United States and Britain
moved carefully toward the Soviet
position on both these. points. But
conference sources emphasized
that the Soviets now will have to
make concessions of their own to
insure efficient working of the con-
trol system. ,
If the Soviets want a limited in-
spection system, they must make
clear, for example, that they will
authorize enough checks to make
it difficult for any power to cheat
on a test ban.
Previously the West had in-
sisted on complete foreign man-
ning of all control posts. The
Western powers now are willing to
let the Soviet Union have Soviet
citizens in control of posts on So-
viet soil. The West still will in-
sist, however, that foreigners re-
present a majority of the 30-man
staff in each station.
SOC Group
Plans Meeting
There will be a meeting of the
Student Government Council Clar-
if c"tion Plans Coihmittee - at 7
p.m. Monday on the third floor of
the Student Activities Bldg.
One topic -of discussion will be
possible changes in the Board in

World Diplomats Gathe
For Big Four Conferenc

UP, OVER AND DOWN -- Bob Gutowski, (left) world champion pole vaulter, of the Quantico Ma-
rines, lets go of his pole after clearing the bar a 14'9%". Michigan's Eeles Landstrom, (center)
beginshis descent after clearing the sameheight. Mal Schwarz of the Marines(right) prepares to
hit the sawdust after tying the other two. By recording this leap all three share the distinction
of sharing the new Ferry Field record. The Wolverines defeated the Marines, 68Y2-63'A in dual
meet competition yesterday.
Track Team Defeats Quantico Marines


Michigan's improving baseball
team came from behind twice yes-
terday to take a pair of one run
victories from Northwestern, 8-7,
and 5-4.
Clutch hitting in both ends of
the doubleheader enabled the Wol-
verines to boost their Conference
record to 5-4 and moved:them into
a tie for fourthin.the Big Ten
title race.
In the first game of the twinbill
it was a long triple off the bat of
Jack Mogk that gave Michigan the
nod. The junior centerfielder came
to the plate in the last of the ninth
inning with two out and two'team-
mates on base.
Scores Easily
Mogk promptly blasted a long
drive that ricocheted off the cen-
terfield fence on the first bounge.
George Fead scored easily from
second to break the 7-7 tie and
give the team its first victory of
the day.
Earlier in the contest Mogk had
smashed a towering home run that
cleared the right-centerfield fence
some 380 feet away. The blast,
coming with the bases empty, was
the first home run hit by a Wol-
verine at Ferry Field this year.
Michigan had tied the score in
the eighth inning when Bob Kuch-
er, in a demonstration of heads-
up play, stole home. Both he and
relief pitcher Nick Liakonis had
beat out well placed bunts to get
on base and had advanced on
shortstop Gene Struczewski's
Breaks for Plate
Then with two out Kucher broke
for the plate. Racing down the
basepath, he dove head first into
Clean Sweep
Michigan athletic teams made
a clean sweep yesterday. The
baseball team defeated Wiscon-
sin twice, 8-7, 5-4 (see pages 1,
6). The track team edged the
Quantico garines, 68Y2-631A
(see pages 1, 6). The golfers
upset Ohio State, Purdue and
Northwestern (see page 7), and
the tennis team completed the
sweep by swamping Wisconsini,
94 (see nape7

debate as to the written bias
clause. We have a mutual feeling
that fraternities on this campus
must endeavor to such clauses at
the earliest possible moment.
2. How successful has the pro-
gram of education been in solv-
ing the problem?
Dean Rea and I feel that the
Inter-Fraternity Council is not as
continuously effective in its edu-
cational program as it should be.
Turnover in top leadership results
in fluctuations in emphasis from
year to year. Good work has been
done but more needs to be done.
We recognize our resporjibility in
the educational effort and also the
need for support from the alumni
3. Is any change in University,
policy coltemplated?
Great progress has been made in
the last few years. Time is running
out on this issue, however, and the
Fraternity system must speed up
its action on the elimination of the
written bias clause. While it repre-
sents slow progress, we feel that
the educational approach to the
problem of discrimination will
provide the only lasting and satis-
factory solution.
We believe that changes in
existing attitudes can be accom-
plished only by the sincere and
sustained efforts of the Inter-Fra-
ternity Council and of the active
(student) members of our fra-
ternity chapters.
4. How do you feel about what
is sometimes called "unwritten
Our feeling is that our students,
without reference to race, color, or
creed, should be free to make
choices as to the kind of men they
wish tq live with in their home
here at the University.
Chapter actives, in the main, are
at the undergraduate level. A truly
democratic process should make
any male student eligible for mem-
bership in any fraternity. It should
also enable the' fraternities to
identify the qualities and interests
desired in new members and to
choose them on such bases without
the pressures of compulsory legis-

Wolverine trackmen edged out
the Quantico Marines, 681/2-631/2,
in a hotly contested dual meet
yesterday, ,with the entire meet
being run in the shadow of one
of the greatest pole-vaulting con-
tests ever held.
In the top aevent of the after-.
noon Eeles Landstrom of Michigan
and Bob Gutowski and Mel
Dulles' State
WASHINGTON (A)-A mild at-
tack of pneumonia has further
weakened the condition of John
Foster Dulles, seriously ill with
The 71-year-old former Secre-
tary of State suffered the attack
at Walter Reed Army Hospital,
where he has been a patient much
of the time since Feb. 12.
"Secretary Dulles has contracted
a mild pneumonia," the State De-
partment said yesterday in a medi-
cal bulletin. "The initial response
to antibiotics has been satisfactory
and his temperature is now normal.
"He is, however, somewhat
A department press officer,
Joseph Reap, said he did not know
when Dulles contracted the pneu-
monia. Since his temperature was
reported returned to normal, he
presumably was suffering from it
Friday, when he had at least three
Dulles' successor, Secretary,
Christian A. Herter, dropped by
the' hospital to say goodby before
leaving in mid-afternoon for the
Big Four Foreign Ministers' Con-
ference in Geneva. The State De-
partment said that as Herter left
after their brisf talk, Dulles called
out, "good luck, Chris."

Mes Am is' Theme Wins for Maize

Maize Team and its theme of friendship in Paris, won Frosh
Weekend last night with a total of 53 points.
The winning theme, Maize-A-Me, was translated into French
friendship as "mes amis" in a huge sign over the entrance to their
half of the League Ballroom.
Maize team General Chairman Judith Brouwer, '62, described
the dance decorations as "a French street, with old fashioned street
lamps filled with colored cellophane, park benches, and a long pink
awning leading to a beauty parlor in the center of the floor."
Flash Eyes
Inside the parlor there were displays of bottles, hats and hair-
dos, she continued, and two huge pink poodles with flashing eyes
and curly tails.
The programs carried out the theme with small hand mirrors,
which, when opened showed the evening's events.
The'Maize floor show as the story of an "American poodle in
the French world of poodles, who finds her "mes amis," Miss Brouwer


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