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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom



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VOL. LXIX, No. 167




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Students Say
Bias Ruling
Won't Work

To Meet







Favor Education
To Eliminate

"Coercive legislation" will not
solve the problem of discrimina-
tion in fraternities and sororities,
itudents- told members of Student
Government Council's study com-
mittee on the 1949 bias clause
ruling, in an open hearing yester-
The University regulation which
states that "recognition will niot
be granted any organization which
prohibits membership in the or-
ganization because of race, re-
ligion or color" is being examined
by the committee to determine if
it is presently adequate.
Alnog with gathering opinions
from deans and administrators,
the group invited interested stu-
dents to present their views be-
fore formulating specific recom-
mendations during meetings to be
held next week..
Force Fraternities
Forcing fraternities to remove
written restrictions won't defi-
nitely eliminate arbitrary, selec-
tion, Fred Wright, '59, pointed
out. Wright, chairman of the In-
terfraternity Council's Selectivity
Committee which is analyzing the
discrimination problem, told the
SGC group that these coercive
measures will not provide a last-
ing solution.
The concept of educating the
system to the value of non-dis-
criminatory practices should be
emphasized, Wright said. '
'Affiliate resistance to investi-
gations of discriminatory prac-
tices must first be overcome,"
Daily Editor Richard Taub, '59,
committee chairman, explained.
The tendency among fraternity
and sorority members is to equate
attempts to eliminate bias prac-
tices with an anti-affiliate orien-

REVIEWS TRIP-Lyle Nelson, director of University relations,
returned Monday from a six-week trip through Russia, where, he
says; "no adequate place".exists for the humanities.
Relations Director Tells
Of Journe-y to Russia
Impressions of "a different world" summed up a quick six-week
tour of 15,000 miles of the Soviet Union, as University Relations Di-
rector Lyle Nelson reviewed his Russian trip yesterday.
Settling back in his own office world, Nelson described a schoolI
system fitted to goals of government and economy, in a land where
"they start with a set of ideas" and fit their lives to them.
He attributed great Soviet strides in teaching languages, the. fine
arts, science and technology to the role each plays in the nation's
policy. But he noted "no adequate place" for the humanities, which
have no immediate importance in

LANSING (R) - The State Ad-
ministrative Board yesterday for-
mally agreed to meet today's $5,- RUSSEL LECTURE:
100,000 state payroll but put off a
:ecision on setting aside $6,700,-
000 for universities. ilder
Gov. G. Mennen Williams left Wd
little doubt that a sizable chunk
of cash soon would be released to By JOHN FISCHER
the University, Michigan State The pure mathematicians of
University and Wayne State Uni- modern era should not bei
versity. surprised if they discover t
"I think we'll have sufficient concepts being applied in pres
revenues for the payments," he day problems, Prof. Raym
said. "The question is whether Wilder of the mathematics
we can start digging into the partment said.
backlog." Prof. Wilder spoke on "The
The governor referred to ar- ture of Modern Mathematics"
rearage of $19,600,000 in pay- terday in Rackham Amphithe
ments by the State Treasury on as the 1959 Henry Russel Lec
1958-59 operating appropriations er, the highest honor the Uni
to the three big universities. sity can give to a faculty men
To Complete Analysis of associate professor rank
He said that further analysis of above.
the Treasury's capabilities will be Just before the lecture, Unit
made tomorrow in the light of sity President Harlan Hatcher:
more complete revenue data ex- sented award citations to him
pected by then. The board acted to Prof. William R. Dawson' of
to release tomorrow's major state zoology department, the winne
payroll and a minor state payroll 'the Russel Award for the ran?
skipped May 15 after hearing a instructor or assistant profes
report from State Treasurer San- Carry Honorariums
ford A. Brown. Prof. Dawson's award car
The minor payroll, amounting with it an honorarium of $
to about $130,000 was withheld while Prof. Wilder received $1,
from state lawmakers, judges and In his lecture Prof. Wilder tra
legislative staff members. mathematics from the time of.
Auditor General Frank S. Szy- Babylonians up to the present;
manski yesterday cleared the way then examined the nature of p
for meeting other bills by com- ent-day mathematics.
pletin gpayments of $35,500,000 in He maintained that even
primary school interest funds that pure mathematics of the mod
have had first call on treasury re- era is applied - conceptually.
sources since last Friday. plaining that he viewed math
Owed Millions a science, i.e. a way of dealingv
The three universities, now reality, he said that pure mat
owed nearly 20 million dollars in maticians affect reality by
monies appropriated by the legis- panding the scope of their fiel
lature a year ago, asserted power- Find Practical Use
ful claim to help Monday and Prof. Wilder claimed that
Tuesday in 1959-60 budget re- "ivory tower" research probe
views with Gov. Williams. would find a practical use nov
University and MSU officials in the future and mentioned t
said they have no place but the a colleague had said, "Thank (


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iscusses Math's Scope

-Daily-Allan winder
AUSSEL--Award-University President Harlan Hatcher presents
Prof. Raymond L. Wilder of the mathematics department the
award certificate of the 1959 Henry Russel Lectureship, the
highest honor the University can give to a faculty member of rank
associate professor or above.


Selectivity Essential
Any study group must also real-
ize that "selectivity" is essential
'to the concept of fraternities,
Wright indicated. Changing this
concept would necessitate ques-
tioning the place of fraternities at
the University.:
The idea of selectivity can be
retained if the racial and religious
qualifications are both overtly and
covertly removed, the participat-
ing students agreed..
A regulation with "more teeth"
t'han the 1949 ruling would help
to solve this problem, Thomas
Hayden, '61, stressed.
SGG Passes*
New Budget
For J-Hop
The 1960 J-Hop budget was ap-
proved last night by Student Gov-
ernment Council.
The final budget was agreed up-
on in a meeting held by the Fi-
nance Committee. Committee head
John Feldkamp, '61, treasurer,
recommended the proposed Sock-
Hop be eliminated. Other recom-
mendations included reducing the
decoration expense by $50 and
lowering ticket. prices from $7 to
The price of tickets prompted
most debate on the J-Hop budget.
Feldkamp commented if the price
were lowered there would be a
good chance that more people
would be encouraged torpurchase
tickets. Roger Seasonwein, '61,
said the limited capacity of the
League Ballroom would tend to
offset any ticket increases due to
a decrease in prices.
As the $6.75 price for tickets
had been included in a motion
to approve the budget, Seasonwein
made an amendment increasing
the price to $7. This amendment
was defeated.
A motion by David Kessel,
Grad., to continue the Foreign
Student Leadership Project only
if it would be no expense to SGC
was- also passed. Kessel made the
point that with the large number
of foreig nstudents . already on
campus the money night be better
spent on developing better com-
munication between foreign and
American students.
SGC also gave temporary recog-
nition to the Iraqi Student Society
as a University student organiza-
tion. The reconi tine is fr nn

Russian Trip
University President Harlan
Hatcher will review his six-week
trip to the Soviet Union and his'
impressions of its educational sys-
tem in a speech at 8:30 p.m. to-
day in Hill Auditorium.
A short question and answer
period will follow his discussion,
Anne O'Neal, '60, chairman of the
ague's international committee,
announced yesterday.
She added an invitation to
three members of 'each housing
unit to attend a reception forE
President Hatcher afterward in
the Vandenburg Rm. of the
The speech will also be broad-
cast over a local radio station.
Space is still open in the
Summer Reading and Discus-
sion Program Roger Season-
wien, '61, announced last night.
Those who are interested can
participate by signing up with
Ruth Callahan at the Student
Activities Bldg., he said..

Russian goal-getting.
Art a Social Science
Art is terme'd a social science in
lussia, Nelson said, explaining
that it is a realistic art whose
purpose is depicting, the struggle
of the masses.
As a member of University
President Harlan Hatcher's dele-
gation, Nelson's special role was
to look over university adminis-
trations in general, and the com-
munications system.
With a tired smile he noted,
"University administrators there
have problems the same as ours."
He recalled the journalism de-+
partment head at the University'
of Moscow who had begged him to
praise separate faculties for jour-
nalism schools when he traveled
to other institutes where journal-
ism is part of the faculty of phil-
ol&gy. "
Educators Disagree
Educators in Russia argue con-
stantly on the merits of the two
setups, he said, much as Americanf
educators argue over the merits
of a separate journalism school
at Northwestern University as
compared to the departmental ar-
rangement at the University. .
Approximately the same ratio
of, administrators to students ex-
ists in Russia, the University Re-
lations Director said. Moscow Uni-
versity, for instance, has approxi-
mately the same number of ad-
ministrators as the University.
But these "rectors" (presidents)
and "pro-rectors" (vice -presi-
dents) still teach in addition tor
,their other duties.
See NELSON, Page 2

State Treasury to turn to for that my work can't be put to use."
money to meet month-end pay- This mathematician was a point
rolls, and perhaps throw a finan- set topologist. This field is rela-
cial bone or two to most pressing tively young. An electronics firm
creditors, is using theories of this field to
MSU on May 1 stopped all pay- save $2 million annually, Prof.
ments to suppliers. The U-M has Wilder said, and he warned that
well over a million dollars in bills field was not safe from becoming
backing up to February. applied.
Says No Clear Distinction
Emphasizing the lack of a clear
* distinction between pure and ap-
plied mathematics, Prof. Wilder
mentioned two groups of mathe-
maticians who each claimed to be
olicy W applied mathematicians and called
the other group pure.
However, he maintained that
By SHARON EDWARDS pure mathematicians did not have
The University medical school to prove a need for existance by
can accept a higher percentage of claiming to be applied, for, con-
out-of-state applicants this year trary to popular belief, the mathe-
than it hasinthe ns act nnn41, matics field is not static.


Report Ike Determined
To Hold Summit Policy
WASHINGTON (I)-President Dwight D. Eisenhower is reported
determined to spurn the idea of a summit conference if Russia fixes
a new deadline for turning East Berlin over to the East German Reds.
He also is pictured as ready to refuse to meet with Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev if the Kremlin threatens in advance any kind of
one-sided action in East Germany.
Secretary of State Christian A. Herter has made this attitude
clear to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko during private talks
outside the Big Four foreign min-

More Student-
Seek Refinements
In 'Sound' '' System
A suggested code for improved
operation, of a "fundamentally
sound" academic counseling pro-
gram is before the literary college
executive committee.
Prepared by a seven-member
committee on academic counseling,
the 25-page report proposes an ex-
perimental programn to give cer
tain students increased responsi-
bility in choosing a curriculum, to
the extent of signing their own
election cards.
The report, basically surveying
junior-senior counseling, also:.
1) Proposed that no substantial
changes be made in the organiza-
tion and administratidn of the
counseling offices;
2) Reiterated that excellence In
counseling be considered criteria
for merit raises and promotions.,
3) Suggested that counselors be
offered released time from teach-
ing on a uniform scale.
4) Emphasized that no counsel-
ors be drawn from non-faculty
Robertson Chairs Group
The group was chaired by James
H. Robertson, assistant dean of
the literary college. Also included
were Prof. Richard Boys of the
English depai'tment, Prof. Paul
Henle of the philosophy depart-
ment, Prof. Donald L. Hill of the
English department, chairman of
the faculty counselors, Prof.
George Peek of the p6litical sci-
ence department, Prof. Harry
Sharp of the sociology department
and Prof. Wyman R. Vaughan of
the chemistry department.
The comnittee warned that the
proposed experiment , in cqurse
elections, by -students involves un-
certainties and confusion.
Although the committee agreed
it is educationally- important for
students to do as much of their
own program planning as possible,
opinion was divided as to how
much freedom the student should*'
be given in outlining his program.
Propose Experiment
Under the expiriment proposed,
juniors and seniors in certain
selected departments would sign
theirown Celection, cards each
semester.. Counselors would still be
available to give advice upon re-
quest. -%,
No other substantial counseling
demands would be made of the
student, other than requiring the
planning of junior and senior pro-
grams with concentration advisers
late in the sophomore year and-
returning for a progress check late
in the junior year.
It was recommended that a few
selected- junior-senior counselors
'willing to experment with such
a plan . . . be authorized to do so,"
with consent of their departient.
Plan's Effect
The effectiveness of such a plan
would have to be carefully ana-
lyzed, the report continued. The
plan "could hardly be set up for:
less than a two-year period," with
counselors submitting conclusions
at that time, the committee added.
Other sections of the report out-
lined a framework for academic
counseling "at its best."
The committee equated counsel-
ing with "individualized teaching.
designed to guide each student to
See COUNSELING, Page 2 -

Poet To Speak
At Hopwood
The Avery Hopwood Lecture and
the Hopwood awards presenta-
tion in creative writing will take
place at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Howard Nemerov, poet and nov-

' .5
World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS,.N.Y.-A spokesman for the Algerian rebels
indicated yesterday the Chinese Communists had agreed to aid them.
Abdelkader Chanderli, New York representative of the Algerian
Front of National Liberation, was asked about the outcome of a recent
nine-man mission the rebels sent on a month's tour of Red China from
their Algerian provisional govern- >
ment in Cairo and Tunis. ATL r ur- 7 n V T N nF


to Assistant Dean Robert G. Lovell.
This increase is the direct re-
sult of Wayne State University's
increasing of their freshman medi-
cal class from 75 to 125 all of
whom must be state residents.
It is now possible to accom-
modate "all good Michigan ap-
plicants in these two medical
schools," Lovell said, enabling the
University to accept- more non-
resident students.
No Quota
There is no definite quota of
non-residents to be accepted, how-
ever. The admissions committee
begins to review applications from
residents and to make acceptances
in September and continues for
several months, later accepting the'
best of the non-resident appli-
See TO, Page 2

Firemen Fiht
Store Blaze
Firemen fought a two-alarm
blaze of as yet undetermined ori-
gin for about an hour in the Elec-
tric Service Co. building at the
corner of Maple and Stadium
streets last night.
Four pieces of equipment and
approximately 20 firemen battled
the fire which swept through
about one third of the $25,000
building, City Fire Chief Ernest
Heller said. Fireman Ra'ymond
O'Brien was sent to the hospital
for a cut knee requiring several

isters conference room at Geneva.
Top officials said yesterday Her-
ter had President Eisenhower's full
Wants Progress
Authorities familiar with Pres-
ident Eisenhower's attitude stress-
ed the President is sticking to his
condition that there must be gen-
uine progress at the foreign min-
isters level in order to make a
summit conference' worthwhile.
They said mere absence of So-
viet threats will not be enough to
persuade him to meet with
Meanwhile, France and West
Germany last night were reported
to have blocked an American-
British move to lay a skeleton Ger-
man peace treaty before Russia at
the Big Four conference.
Toughen Attitude
French - West German confer-
ence strategy is to toughen up the
West's attitude toward the Rus-
It was in line with this strategy
that the Americans and British
earlier yesterday postponed action
to initiate secret talks with

Unions Fightaor il
CIO yesterday declared war on
the Senate Labor Bill.
Congress, meanwhile, seethed
over a retaliatory strike threat at-
t tibuted to Teamsters Union Chief
James R. Hoffa, an ousted AFL-
CIO brother.
Hoffa was quoted Tuesday at'
Brownsville, Tex., as threatening
a nationwide labor walkout if
Congress passes restrictive labor
laws. He denied it yesterday in
San Francisco. -
The Senate Rackets Committee
announced it will demand that,
Hoffa say under oath just what he
The AFL-CIO Executive Coun-
cii, top federation policy group,
said it wants federal legislation to
help unions curb corruption but
will fight any moves to hamstring
unions. It said the Senate bill,
which it once supported, now is
unacceptabledbecause of-the way
it' was amended.
The House has not yet acted.
The uproar in the wake of Hof-l
fa's strike talk at Brownsville in-
cluded these developments:,
1) The Rackets Committee said
it wants to query Hoffa about cqr-
ruption in mid-June and will ask
him then about any retaliatory
strike plan.
2)Secretary of Labor James P.
Mitchell told newsmen in Los An-
geles that Hoffa's reported strike
threat is "the most arrogant,
brazen thing I've heard in my
life." Mitchell said it was an un-
heard of threat to Congress.
Goes on 'Sale"
The spring issue of Generation,
fli vnt~.4 a r fts C' W i OW i t av nf

* ' * *
refused yesterday to write a non-
discrimination clause into pro-
posed new housing laws. The unre-
corded. 138-48 vote came as the
House neared a showdown vote on
the big bill. It rejected an amerid-
ment by Rep. Adam Clayton Powell'
(D-N.Y.) to deny federal loans or
assistance without prior written
assurance that housing would be
available to anyone without regard
to race, creed or color.
* * *
BAGHDAD - The Communist'
Party became. the last remaining
national political organization in
the Iraqi political arena yesterday
after the moderate leftwing Na-
tional Democratic Party said it
was withdrawing.


Sollinger Describes Future Gargoyle

"The first function of the Gargoyle will be to try to displace
The Daily; if that can't be effected, we'll try to displace the Board of1
So spoke Richard Pollinger, '61, fresh from the triumph of being
appointed next year's editor of Gargoyle, campus "humor" magazine.
"Say that Gargoyle will be better and funnier next year," Pollin-
ger said, "but that we can't divulge the big secrets.
No Ideas
"Actually it's that I don't have any ideas."
Pollinger worked on the Garg staff last year.
"It may seem that I'm not qualified to be editor, but I really'
am," he said a trifle defensively. "I've worked on several small pub-I
lications, but not around here. And I did most of the writing for a
(aruat hi-rl3-.1 I~tnt r ,. Cnfinttl( A hus-chhnhr1 m r.7iria nfE'hu-.

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