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VOL. LXIX, No. 98
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1959
Dean fea Favors
1 Board Revision
Requests Impartial Membership
r To Review Future SGC Actions
By PHILIP MUNCK
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea said Wednesday that the Board in
Review of Student Government Council should not include "any
member who has an immediate stake" in cases reviewed by the Board.
He said that he included himself and Dean of Women, Deborah
Bacon, as well as the president of SGC.
He said that several mesmbers of the Board were "too -close to the
subject" when they were rendering a decision on the Sigma Kappa
To Study SGC:Plan
f The Board should not contain anyone who has a "pre-determined
point of view or vote" on any issue reviewed by it, he added. Dean
_ _ _ _ _ Rea who will be on the SGC Plan
By 'JAMES BOW
The prospects look fairly good
for local reinstatement of Alpha
Phi Alpha, Milton Tarver, '61, fra-
ternity president, said yesterday.
The Negro social fraternity has
been an associate member of the
Inter-Fraternity Council since
1955, when it lost its 'house be-
cause of financial difficulties. Ac-
cording to the Inter-Fraternity
Council Constitution, a chapter
without a house may be an asso-
ciate member for no more than
five years, subject to review by
the council's executive committee.
Alpha Phi Alpha must find a
house by 1960 and increase its
membership to 20, the IFC and
the Office of the Dean of Men
stipulated last fall. Present fra-
ternity membership is "about 10,"
Letter Sent to National
When the status of the chapter
was reviewed last fall, the frater-
DEAN WALTER B. REA
By THOMAS KABAKER
Inter-House Council praesidiumn
last night gave tacit support to
the report which Robert Ashton,
'59, presented the members of the
Residence Hall Board of Gov-
ernors the latter part of last week.
Ashton began the meeting with
the reading of his report, after
which he said he hoped he had
not offended the group either with
the report or the manner in wlhich
it was presented.
None of the members of the
praesidium expressed approval or
disapproval of the report, which,
contained ten issues .that Ashton
saidhe felt needed the considera-
tion of the Board.:
Several of those present, how-
ever, asked the reactions Ashton
had encountered after the pre-
sentation of the report. Ashton
replied he had received "varied
reactions," ranging from "It sh'uld
1) have been done long ago" to "Such
complaints should never have
been presented to the Board."
Y Ashton said he had been ac-
cused by several persons of "wash-
ing dirty linen in public." He con-
tinued, however, to say that this
was not his intent. He declared
discussions on several of the issues
had not led to any progress in
these fields and that by present-
ing thee issues in writing he
hoped he might attract more at-
tention to them.
Hopes for Reconversion
Later in the meeting, Ashton re-
vealed hopes of having Victor
Vaughn House reconverted into a
men's dormitory. The residence
originally housed medical stu-
dents, but became a women's hous-
ing unit during a shortage of
living units available to the Uni-
versity's women students.
Ashton said a conversion of the
building would depend largely on
the needs of the medical school for
such a dormitory.
He said that if the medical
school did not need the building
he felt there was a 50-50 chance
of its coming into the men's dormi-
tory system, preferably as an up-
Student Government Council ap-
proved the appointment of four;
members to the Student Conduct
.'Study Committee at its meeting;
Clarification committee, which
may recommend changes in the
Board in Review and its powers,
said the committee should take
enough- time to make their recom-
mendations last for some time.
The committee is being formed
to study the SGC Plan - SGC'
equivalent of a constitution - on
the request of the Regents who
asked Vice-president in Charge of
Student Affairs James A. Lewis to
"report any suggestions or changes
which seem necessary and desir-
Dean Rea commented that in
his opinion, "We were somewhat
hasty in drawing up the plan be-
cause we were anxious to get the
Council into operation.
Recognizes Need for Change
$ We never expected the Plan to
be a perfect one, since conditions
are constantly changing and the
means for meeting them must also
change. I am not surprised that
the Plan should need some
Vice-president Lewis termed the
goals of the committee "purely a
clarification of areas of jurisdic-
tion." He said he did not think the
committee would make any evalu-
ation of the 1949 regulation re-
quiring student organizations to
'be without restrictive membership
clauses or practices.
This is the clause of which SGC
found Sigma Kappa sorority in
violation in 1956 and again in
1958. When the Council's decision
to -withdraw recognition from the
sorority was stayed by the Board
in Review, the Council appealed
to the Regents.
The Regents' order to investigate
the area by the Plan's Clarifica-
tion Committee was caused by this
Vice-president Lewis also said
he did not.want to see the com-
mittee get into the area of the
student regulations booklet.
By JOHN DeMOTT
The Ann Arbor City Council
approved a change in its annexa-
tion regulations last night.
The modification was designed.
to permit a firm or, industry
which is within physical reach of
city water facilities, but which is
not in the city proper, to use
The problem results from the
fact that some city water mains
extend outside the city limits, in
the anticipation that this land
will eventually come within the
The change in regulations pro-'
vides that any concern which
avails .'itself of these facilities
must pay the equivalent of Ann
Arbor taxes for their use, and
must agree to annex to the city
as soon as physically possible. The
old regulations had provided that
a concern must be within city
boundaries to receive any city
The modification was specifical-
ly designed to allow an old Ann
Arbor firm to use the city's water.
facilities upon the opening of its
new plant on the south side of
The Council also approved the
annexation of several plots of
land at its meeting, one of which
was over one hundred acres in1
Three Ann Arbor firemen were
cited by the Council for the heroic
rescue of four children from as
blazing State Street home on
February 5. The firemen who were -
commended are Captain Emersonl
F, Ehnis, Richard K. Hartman,
and Eugene Zulz. '
In further action, the Council
approved a $119,000 bid on a 135-x
By JEAN HARTWIG
The possibility of a Student-
Faculty Conference on counseling
is "pretty much definite," Roger
Seasonwein, '61, one of the two
student members of the Univer-
sity Counseling Study Committee,
Although no specific plans have
been made for the event, which
will "probably be held just before
or just after spring vacation," it
has been endorsed by Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs James A.
Lewis and Prof. Lowell Kelley of
the psychology department, chair-
man of the committee.
"The purpose of the conference
would be to promote a means
whereby the faculty, students and
administration can communicate,"
A hearing on the Counseling Re-
port is also being considered by
Student Gdvernment Council. The
final decision for such a program
depends on the amount of interest
expressed to the committee by stu-
Send Letters to Leaders
To provide an opportunity for
students to express their opinion
on the Counseling Study report,
letters to leaders of student or- i
ganizations will be sent by SGC
The letter, intended to stimulate
discussion by the executive officers
of the organizations on the report,
will request a summary of the dis-
cussions to be sent to SGC.
Specific requests for reactions
to the recommendations of the re-
port and the facts contained in the
report will be sought by the Coun-
cil, as well as suggestions for
implementing the report by or-
ganizations as well as individual
Seasonwein said he wasn't sure
about the nature of the responses
expected from the letters, but add-
ed that "all recommendations will
come to the attention of the pro-
Results Apparent Already
He pointed out that some bene-
ficial results have already come
from the report, such as the meet-'
ing of University counselors and
the publication of the counseling'
booklet summarizing the commit-'
Student opinion would concern,
such areas as juniors and seniors;
signing their own election cards
and the use of professional coun-
selors by the University.
Booklets containing a summary
of the counseling report will also
be sent to the organizations with
the letters requesting opinion "just
on the theory that some of them
might readit," he added.
. . . heads chapter
CAPE CANAVERAL (JP) - A
power packed Atlas ICBM blew
apart with a brilliant flash of
white flame three minutes after
launching early today.
The 80-foot "Big A," key weapon
in the missile race with Russia,
exploded on its own when a mal-
function occurred just before en-
gine burnout, Air Force officials
It was the seventh time an Atlas
had broken apart for one reason
or another in 21 launchings con-
Iducted since .June, 1957.
Trouble After Burnout
The huge war rocket bolted
aloft at 12:38 a.m. (EST) on what
reportedly was a 4,900 statute mile
ocean-spanning shot aimed at
checking out reliability and ac-
The trouble developed after
burnout and separation of the
twin booster rockets as the main
sustainer engine proceeded to push
the rocket up to the blazing speed
needed for the space journey.
Atlas appeared to perform
smoothly at the start as it roared
up atop a plumelike tail of white
fire. After 60 seconds it curved
high. in the black sky and pro-
ceeded toward the Southeast as a
faded dot of light.
Last Explosion in September
At the three-minute mark there
suddenly was a splash of white
against the sky as the 120-ton
missile broke up.
The last Atlas explosion came
EAST LANSING (P)-Michigan
State University yesterday asked
the legislature for property now
occupied by the Boys Vocational
School in Lansing for a possible
third medical school in the state.
"Michigan State has long felt
that when a third medical school
comes, it should be here," John A.
Hannah, MSU president, told the
State Board of Agriculture, the
university's governing body.
The state presently plans to
transfer the vocational school to
Whitmore Lake, near Ann Arbor.
"The point we're making, "Press,
ident Hannah said, "is the Boys'
Vocational School will be vacated.
If we're going to have it, it ought
to be made now that we want it."
The Board's resolution did not
exclude the possibility that thet
school site could be used for' an-
other purpose by MSU. But it did
stress the long-range desire for a1
medical school at Michigan State.1
The Board delayed action on a
plan to consider all MSU graduate<
students as Michigan residents1
either immediately or after six
months for the purpose of pay
President Hannah explained that
MSU was losing many well-quali-i
fled students to other universitiesc
where graduate students auto-1
matically are recognized as resi-1
AFTER TIREE MINUTES
Army Atlas ICBM Explodes in Air
September 18 on the first attempt
to shoot the missile the complete
Since then seven of the Convair
weapons have been launched suc-
A new procedure for nominating
the president of the senior class
of the literary college was an-
nounced by Lou Susman, '59, pres-
Petitions for president may be
obtained at the office of Assistant
Dean of the literary college James
A. Robertson. Those running for
the position will fill out the peti-
tion including a two-page typed
statement of his aims and inten-
tions concerning the office itself.
The petitions will. then be con-
sidered by a literary college board
consisting of the president of the
senior class, Susman; chairman of
the literary' college steering com-
mittee, Sarah Weiner, '59; a mem-
ber of the steering committee and
a member of the literary college
faculty, neither of whom have been
After reading the submitted
petitions, the board will interview.
the candidate and submit a slate
of acceptable candidates to Stu-
dent Government Council's Elec-
Petitioning, which opened yes-
terday, will end at 5 p.m. Feb. 27.
Interviews will be held March 2
and 3 and the final slate of candi-
dates will be announced March 4.
Petitioning procedure for all
other senior offices of the literary
college is the same as last year,
In Fire Here
Charles J. Andrews, chief of the
Ann Arbor Fire Department from
1902 to 1939, died in a fire in his
bedroom about 8:45 a.m. yester-
Firemen said a discarded cigar-
ette apparently started the blaze'
by igniting sheets and blankets on
Andrews' bed. The fire destroyed
the bed and burned through the
hardwood floor beneath.
Firemen found Andrews under
a table near a window. He was
taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospi-
tal, where he was pronounced dead
of smoke inhalation. He was 88
Andrews had served longer with
the Fire Department than any
other man since its organization.;
He joined the department in 1898,+
became chief in 1902 and retired
nity was, not meeting the neces-
sary requirements, William G.
Cross, assistant dean of men in
charge of fraternities, said yes-
A letter was sent to Alpha Phi
Alpha national with specific rec-
ommendations to the Epsilon
chapter "to.insure proper demon-
stration of fraternity activities on
the University of Michigan cam-
"Membership should increase
this semester," Tarver said. "The
biggest problem is establishing an
alumni house corporation and
finding an alumni adviser."
The, fraternity scholastic aver-
age, which is required to be 2.25
for reinstatement, is "above a two
point," Tarver estimated.
Prospective Adviser Found.
He said that a prospective
alumni adviser has been found.
'By next year we should have an
active alumni corporation," he
con'imented. The corporation is
required to supervise the pur-
chase and maintenance of a fra-
Other requirements which Tar-
ver said have already been met,
include: 50 per cent of the fra-
ternity's membership regularly
participating in extra-curricular
activities; regular participation in
intra-mural sports; an active so-
cial program; regular attendance
at IFC meetings and functions;
and a positive and constructive
pledge training program.
cessfully, including the first suc-
cessful ICBM range flight Novem-
ber 28 and the 35-day Atlas satel-
lite which soared into orbit De-
The main mission of the abor-
tive flight was to send a blunt-
shaped nose cone hurtling to a
spot of water just short of the
Ascension Islands at the far end
of the ocean range.
An explosion at this stage of the
Atlas program came as a surprise.
Missile ex~erts had felt that Atlas
was six months ahead of the origi
nally planned schedule to make it
Atlas is being groomed as the
sturdy workhorse of the United
States missile arsenal.
The Air Force plans to use Atlas
to boost a space probe to the
planet Venus this June and to
carry the first man into space
when that program is ready.
The last Atlas test was a highly
successful one conducted over a
3,400-mile range February 4.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last
in a series of articles concerning the
departmental honors program of the
By RUTHANN RECHT
The junior year of both the
economics and botany departmen-
tal honors program is conducted
on a tutorial basis.
"Last fall we attempted to select
students on the basis of the grades
they received in the beginning
courses in economics, Prof. William
B. Palmer of the economics depart-
The course was started this fall.
It provides one hour of credit and
gives highly individualized instri c-
tutor two students each. "The
cusses the books with his tutor.
Choice Left to Student
Five staff members volunteer to
tntor two students each. "The
type of work done in the junior
program is left largely to the tutor
and students," Prof. Palmer said.
Some papers are assigned to
junior students but none of these
are of substantial size, he noted.
"We planned to have two or
three meetings with all the tutors
and tutees but had only one this
semester," Prof. Palmer said.
"All students, in the first semes-
ter of the senior year, read texts,
books and journals which are dis-
cussed at weekly two-hour semi-
nars," Prof. Shorey Peterson of
the economics department said,
Study Growth of Ideas
The reading has been partly a
study of the historical development
of economic ideas, in order to
achieve some sort of high-level
synthesis. This follows the array
of more specialized courses that
have been taken after the broad
elementary course, he continued.
Another theme of the first
semester has been a somewhat
critical examination of capitalism'
in various important aspects, Pof.
In the second semester of the
senior year the students do indi-
vidual projects which result in a
substantial paper. In these papers
they can exploit their fields of
special interest and competence.
Weekly two-hour seminars are
also continued during the second
See ECONOMICS, Page 8
Petitioning for senior class offi-
ces, memberships on the Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Athletics,
Board in Control of Student Publi-
cations and Union Student Direc-
tor positions opened yesterday, ac-
mvrii o Richard Erh '61.
Leaders of Britain,
Greece, Turkey Sign
LONDON OP) - Peace came to
Cyprus yesterday after four years
A five-party conference reached
agreement on independence for
the island after 81 years under
the British flag.
An historic document estab-
lishing the Mediterranean island
as a republic was initialed last
night in a London hospital room
by the prime ministers of Britain,
Greece and Turkey.
Prime Minister Andrew Macmil-
lan and Greek Premier Constan-
tine Karamanlis carried the offi-
cial document to the bedside of
Turkish Premier Adnan Men-
deres, recovering from injuries
suffered in a plane crash outside
Third Session Final
The agreement came in the
third and final session of a con-
ference dogged by rumors of dis-
cord and snarled by the Menderes
Archbishop Makarios, 45-year-
old exiled leader of the Greek Cyp-
riots, ended up by signing the
agreement after dropping earlier
objections to some of its clauses.
With Turkish Cypriot leader,
Dr. Fazil Kutchuk - who also
signed - Makarios accepted Brit-
ain's proposals that military bases
on Cyprus remain under British
The'agreement - actually a
complex series of documents -
also was signed by Greek Foreign
Minister Evanghelos A v er o f f
Turkish Foreign Minister Fatin
Zorlu and British Foreign Secre-
tary Selwyn Lloyd.
The three prime ministers ini-
italed a cover document, making
"I'm very happy with the ac-
cord," said Makarios in his hotel
Asked if he would be returning
to Cyprus, the bearded archbishop
smiled and replied: "Yes, in a few
days." He is expected to be the
first president of Cyprus.
Makarios was sent into exile by
the British in 1956. The British
charged he supported the Greek
Cypriot underground, Eoka, which
backed its demands for union
with Greece with bombs and
The agreement at las heals the
serious rift between NATO part-
ners Greece and Turkey.
SGC To Run
Stdent Government Council will
sponsor a chartered bus service,
Willopolitan,- to Willow Run and
Metropolitan airports March 27,
according to Philip Zook, '60, Stu-
dent Activities Committee chair-
Buses, making six runs from the
University during the afternoon,
will stop at the Union and some
spot on the Hill, he said. The
exact place has not been decided.
Information sheets, application
blanks and return envelopes for
the purchase of tickets will be sent
to students in the residence halls
and distributed through the travel
Tickets, which will be sold
through the mail and in the SGC
area, will be collected by the bus
No provisions have been made
for a return trip, as difficulties
were encountered in selling return
tickets in similar plans made in
previous years by the Wolverine
Club and the Union.
Tus i n rtir,.ww nf . e. r .:
Arabs Are Pro-Arab,
By LANE VANDERSLICE
A man who lived with-and led-Arabs for over fifteen years
yesterday backed up Arab claims that they are trying to pursue an
independent course of action.
"We are inclined to interpret everything they do as either "pro-
American or pro-Russian," Sir John Bagot Glubb, for seventeen years
head of the Arab Legion, said. "This is not true," he said, "Arabs are
There has been somewhat of a reaction in the Arab world against
the Russians, he said. "Two years ago, any educated Arab would not
have said that Russia was a danger to the Arabs. I think they are
finding Russia not quite so altruistic as they had expected," Glubb said
To Appear Tonight
University Platform Attractions will present Sir John Glubb in
"A Soldier With the Arabs" at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Much of Glubb's discussion centered on Jordan, where he spent
his years in command of the Arab legion, the; army of Jordan. A
British citizen, Glubb was asked for political reasons to leave Jordan
in 1956 by King Hussein.
. In response to a question, Glubb said that "secure" was "perhaps
rather a strong word" for King Hussein's position in Jordan.
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