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VOL. XIXC, No. 32
STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL:
Approves Vote-docking Rule
By THOMAS TURNER'
Candidates for Student Govern-
ment Council who violate elec-
tions rules may be fined votes by
SGC's Credentials Committee.
SGC approved plans last night
whereby the Credentials Commit-
tee may at its own discretion sub-
tract any number of first place
4AMES A. HARE
By RALPH LANGER i
A Democratic victory in the Nov.
4 election was forecast by Michi-
gan State Secretary James A. Hare
last night in an address before the
University's Young Democrats
Hare. indicbated that all of the
pre-election polls have forecast
a Denocratlc victory and pointed
out that the gubernatorial pri-
mary ht' neve garnered more
than half of thb votes for the
* Governor G. Mennen Williams
captured 54 per cent of the pri-
mary vote this year, Hare said, and
following the formula used for
many years of adding 12 per cent
the Democrats could, conceivably,
pull 66 peri cent. Hare expressed
"oubt that this large majority
wbuld be. reached but had few
doubts of victory.
Predict TV Barrage
Hare forecast a last-ditch bar-
rage of television propaganda by
the Republicans in an effort to
influence the 'five or six per cent
of the electorate that could in-
fluence the election
He indicated that the GOP has
had copmmittees 'for ten years
search for material and would
probably save their strength until
the last 36 hours when it would be
difficult for Democrats to- refute
all "frauds, shams, or lies" advo-
cated by the GOP.
United States Congressional
candidate Robert Hall expressed
hope for an intangibles tax also at
last night's meeting. He explained
'that a $30,000 farm in Michigan
might pay $300 in property taxes
while an owner of $30,000 in stocks,
and bonds might pay only $30.
Hall called for an "equitable and
fair" program of taxation that
would iron out the discrepancies
in the program and also raise more
tax money for the state.
The Republican policy of "brink-
manship" was attacked by Hall as.
a "vascillating policy" that does
not recognize the principle of "self
direction and insists that nations
that are growing in nationalism
take a stand either for democracy
or communism when these coun-
tries may be uninterested in the
cold war and only wish to promote
their, own welfare.
The Republican policy of "if
they ain't for us they're agin us"
has resulted in a loss of prestige
for the United States that has
reached an'al time low, he said.
Commenting on the possibility
of a Democratic party split over
a strong civil rights platform, Hall
said that he would personally
"take a stand on the principle and
let the others go where they feel
Democratic Gov. G. Mennen
votes from the candidates' totals
as an alternate punishment to
All decisions o the Credentials
Committee are fihal, SGC decid-
ed, and need not beconsidered by
the Council itself.
The Credentials Committee
consists of all elected SGC mem-
b'ers whose terms do not expire
with the election at hand.
Debate Two Aspects
Debate on the vote-docking
question centered both on the,
fairness and practicality of this
type of penalty and on 'a possible
limit on the number of votes the
committee could subtract.
Sue Rockne, '60, objected to the
plan .on, the grounds it "penalized
the voters as well as the candi-
dates" since they cast votes in
good faith and these may not
a It was pointed out that disqua-
lification of a candidate would
deprive more, voters of their
"rights," if indeed this is a valid
Fred Merrill, '59, said monetary
fines would be more practical
since they could be applied equal-
ly -well before or after votes are
counted and would deter cheating.
Mort Wise, '59, SGC Treasurer,
said the ° Credential Committee
had discarded the idea of finan-
cial penalties because some people
can better afford fines than oth-
Daily Editor Richard Taub, 59,
pointed out that fining candidates
in money doesn't affect their sta-
tus regarding the Council seats
for which they are running.
Discussing a limit on vote-fin-
ing, Robert Haber, '60, said that
Three years have passed since
University of. Colorado' Regents
placed a 1962 deadline o removal
of discriminatory clauses in fra-
ternity and sorority membership
If by that time racial and re-
ligious discrimination is not dis-
carded from the constitutions and
rituals, offending organizations
will be asked to leave the campus.
Recent editprials in the "Color-
ado Daily" and the "Denver Post"
newspapers reported that most
University of Colorado organiza-
tions are still committee to "the
old discriminatory practices."
tion is temporarily one of the
subjects people publicly avoid,"
the Colorado Daily asserted.
"This semester's Rush Week
saw at least one sorority reject a
girl solely on the basis of her
race," the Denver Post said.
"The girl, of Japanese-Ameri-
can background, has a fine per-
sonality and an excellent high
school record," the paper com-
mented,. "and several sorority
members wanted to pledge her.
They were told, however that lo-
cal alumnae had a policy forbid-
- Alumni Pressure
The Post continued, "We under-
stand that the pressure to pre-
serve discrimination comes not
from the student members but
from prejudiced alumni who
failed to profit from a college edu-
cation. Many of the affiliated stu-
dents now at the University of
Colorado would pledge members
of- other races if they felt free to
setting a ceiling might limit the
committee since it cannot fore-
see what violations will come up.
Scott Chrysler, '59BAd., called
disqualification "taking away all
ballots" and asked why there
should be a gap between a 50 or
100 vote penalty and disqualifica-
Possible penalties should range
from one vote to all, according to
the seriousness of the violation,
Hear WUS Report
The Council also heard a report
from World University Service
Drive Chairman Judy Judy, '61,
who said dinners, an auction and
solicitation during football games
were being considered as fund
sources to supplement the low
bucket drive total.
SGC Course Evaluation chair-'
man Ron Gregg, '60, said his com-
mittee will illustrate next week
specific ways in which the liter-
ary college announcement could
be expanded to better meet stu-
HAVANA - Rebel leader Fidel
Castro's troops have seized the
United States government mickel
plant at Nicaro on the north coast
of Oriente Province.
All communications have been
cut off from the 100 million dollar
property, according to a report
from reliable sources, which is be-
ing taken as truth by United States
Some 80 Americans are at' the
Nicaro plant, 67 of Which are de-
pendents of the personnel .there.
No report of "paralyzation of
work at the plant has been re-
ported. However, persons who have
knowledge of the surrounding area
believe the rebels have taken posi-
tions on the higher ground above
the plant where mines are located,
threatening the personnel if gov-
ernment forces are brought in.
More than once previously rebel
bands have entered the property,
carrying off bulldozers and other
The entire district surrounding
Nicaro is reportedly more or less
dominated by the rebels under the
leadership of Raul Castro, younger
brother of Fidel Castro, although
the situation is far from stable.
In addition, three rebels posing
as passengers captured a Cuban
commercial airliner in flight over
Oriente Provinbce, informed sources
Eleven people have petitioned
for the -five Student Government
Council seats which are open.
Council member Lois Wurster,
'60, is not planning to run for re-
election in November, she said
Robert Baer, '60, Ronald Bas-
sey, '61, Irwin Dinn, '61, John
Garland, '60, Robert Haber, '60,
and Charles Kozoll, '60, have taken
Others petitioning include Paul
Lichter. '60, Roger Mahey, '61,
Jerry Manning, '60, Elmer Pruske,
'60, and Richard Sims, '61E.
Haber was just recently ap-
pointed to SGC to fill a Council
TAIPEI, (-) -Secretary of
State John Foser Dulles and Na-
tionalist President Chiang Kai-
Shek have agreed that their coun-
tries must stand together against
The agreement was disclosed in
an exchange of toasts at a state
dinner Tuesday night.
Yesterday they met again -
while Communist and Nationalist
guns dueled heavily in the Que-
moy area - in what may be their
final talk before Dulles returns to
The way appeared cleared by
three days of conferences on the
Formosa Strait crisis for a new
statement of solidarity. Qualified
sources said they did not expect
anything spectacular. Dulles
warned that United States war-
ships may return to escort duty
on the supply run to Quemoy if
that becomes militarily necessary
because of the renewed Commu-
Little or no policy changes are
expected in view of a continuing
gap on certain points, These in-
clude the United States view that
the Nationalists could reduce gar-
risons on the offshore islands if
the Communists quit shooting.
Chiang received the Secretary
yesterday morning at his hillside
Nationalist quarters expressed
surprise at rumors of a rift- be-
tween Chiang and Dulles. They
describedsc trumors as ill-
"I don't know of any rift," de-
clared Kiang Yi-Seng, spokesman
of the foreign office..,
Both Nationalist and American
sources said that when Dulles ar-
rived Tuesday he made clear his
consultations were "not aimed at
reaching any new agreements"
but "... further to consolidate a
relationship of mutual trust and
confidence which is of immense
value to all of the free world."
Last night this objective had
Chiang described Dulles as an
"inexorable and uncompromising
antagonist to Communism and to
its evil accompaniment of aggres-
sion and conquest by force"-and
as a staunch and loyal friend.
QUEMOY (u') - Communist
coastal batteries plastered the
beach area of Little Quemoy after
down yesterday and a continuing
gun battle went into the, second
From 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to 10
a.m. yesterday, the Reds fired
9,331 shells at the offshore is-
lands, the garrison command here
The command spokesman said,
"We gave them back about the
The Nationalists claimed yes-
terday they hit a communist mo-
tor pool and set 48 trucks afire.,
They also claimed to have de-
stroyed 15 guns, 12 emplacements
and an observation post.
In the exchange yesterday the
Nationalists on Quemoy unleashed
a furious barrage on Red emplace-
ments on nearby islands and at
Lienho on the mainland.
The heavy shelling by the Na-
tionalists was the first time they
have been able to answer the Red
fire shot' for shot.
Militar Shoots Juite
CHICAGO () - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower climaxed
his coast-to-coast campaign swing
last night by asserting Americans
have become more prosperous
than ever during his administra-
Speaking to a cheering crowd
of more than 4,500 at the Chicago
stockyard auditorium in which he
was nominated for the presiden-
cy, President Eisenhower said the
recession has been licked without
the help of "a federal wheelchair"-
and in spite of "radical" demands
from Democrats in Congress.
The Chief Executive quoted a
report from the Chairman of the
Council of Economic Advisors,
Dr. Raymond -Sauminier, saying
"impersonal income is at an all-
time high and is continuing to
rise. We can confidently expect
further increases in Jobs and in
incomes as our economy expands."
I Accuses Democrats
In last night's speech, televised
nationally, President Eisenhower,
continuing what might be called
his own version of "give-em-hell"
technique, accused the Democrats
of spending too much money, try-
ing to push into state and local
affairs and of being divided to
the point where they are "incap-
able of offering America anything
except deadlocked government."
President Eisenhower said both
Democrats and Republicans are
united in a search for a peaceable
world and strong defense.
"But .on matters domestic and
non-military," he said, "our po-
litical parties part company."
"Republicans practice efficien-
cy and thrift. The dominant wing
of the other party most assuredly
"Republicans favor less federal
intrusion into America's city and
community life. The radicals
stand exactly for the opposite.
"Republicanism is not section-
al - not divided on social and
fiscal grounds," he added. %
"Yet the opposition is so bitterly
split as in fact to constitute two
distinct parties, masquerading un-
der one name," he said,
East German authorities are
still holding a former University
student seized by Russian soldiers
George S. Milroy is being held
by the Communists on charges of
illegally photographing a Soviet'
His father, Claude Milroy said
the State Department is still
awaiting the East Germans' an-
swer to their demand for Milroy's
The father commented the
United States has deiied the
charge and is protesting younger
Milroy's arrest at the town of
Neue Strelitz, 70 miles north of
RANDALL LABORATORY-Funds for a $3 million addition are
being sought from the state legislature to complete Randall
addition planned 34 years ago. A one-story shop area will be built
(left) to connect the proposed wing (to be built in the foreground)
to the building.
Seek Randall Addition
By ROBERT JUNKER
Cramped and dangerous conditions in Randall Laboratory were
cited by members of the physics department as reasons for a new
Cyclotron Building on North Campus and- an addition to Randall
A $1 million structure to house the cyclotron .currently, in the
basement of Randall is being sought from1 the state legislature, as
well as a, seven-story addition to the Laboratory to house the physics
and astronomy departments.
At present Randall Laboratory is "hazardous from the stand
point of radiation," Prof. H. R. Crane of the physics department noted.
The new North Campus structure
To -Hit Orbi
Radio Signal Lost
CAPE; CANAVERAL, Fla. (P)
The Army launched a ballo
satellite toward space tonight i
apparently failed to put it i, or
A statement issued in Washir
ton by the Defense Departm
and the International Geophysi
Year Committee two and one-h
hours after the launching said:
"Radio records received from, t
satellite instrument package sh
the performance of the rocket. i
"While the information avalal
is not easily interpreted it is pre
tically certain the experiment
not successful and an orbit
The spectacular lunching e
peared' to be perfect from t
ground and the army said
missile was on its planned cou
when its first stage burn-out cn
~at -the calculated time.
But when1 the signals were o
10 seconds before the Second ste
of the rocket was due to: igi
it was not known what happen
to the satellite.
The scientists said they did r
expect'to have further informati
on the satellite'before 8 amn'18
Examination nderwray N
Detailed examination of' aU'-'
strumentation data was unda
Thus, the whereabouts of
unique balloon satellite call
"Beacon" was a mystery.
This was the sixth attempt
the Army to fire its mighty Ju
Three of the previouslaune
ings were completely successfti
The shoot was unique in l-
an attempt would be made
free and inflate the balloon aft
a 50-inch long cylindrical ca
was fired into an orbit some 1,
miles above the-earth.
If everything went well, b
United States would have the fi:
satellite visible to the naked e:
Even at maximum altitude, I
12-foot diameter balloon wb
reflecting the sun should be
bright as the stars in the ,
Dipper. It will glow brightet
It descends toward earth in
orbit, and will be observable'ii
before dawn and at twilight
The nine and one-quar'
pound balloon, called "Beace
by the sponsoring Natinal Ae
nautics and Space Administ
tion, was made of a tough plas
calux mylar with a thin coat
aluminum. If successful, it co
float around the globe for a wE
or a little longer before droppi
back into the earth's atmosphe
"would provide some large under-
ground space for the cyclotrons
and the ground covering these
units will provide protection from
radiation," he explained.
At present the cyclotron, locat-
ed in one of the sub-basements of
Randall, cannot be adequately
shielded from radiation.
In addition, the Cyclotron
Building would provide research
rooms, shops and some offices, "a
complete nuclear physics labora-
tory," Prof. Crane said.
By moving the cyclotron, or
atom-smasher, to the new struc-
ture, ~needed additional space for
teaching and graduate research
work would be provided in Ran-
dall, he added.
"Teaching space on central
campus is in very short supply,"
he said. "This would be a way of
trading North Campus space for
badly needed space on central
Seek New Cyclotron
The cyclotron now in operation
at Randall, would be installed in
the new structure "immediately,"
he said. The physics department
is also asking the Atomic Energy
Commission for $2 million for
construction and maintenance of
a new, large 40 million volt cyclo-
tron, Prof. Crane explained.'
"Progress in our negotiations
for this machine has been stalled
because we have not been able to
assure the AEC that we will have
a building to house it." The new
See PHYSICS, page 3
Ways 1o Alter
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third.
In a series of 10 articles written by
Prof Arthur W. Bronage of the Uni-
versity's political science department
for the Associated Press on the ques-
tion of calling a Constitutional Con-
venti n. xThat issue will appear on
the Nov. 4 ballot.)
By ARTHUR W. BROMAGE
There are three ,methods of
changing Michigan's constitution.
The legislature may submit
amendments for ratification by the
voters. The people themselves may
initiate an amendment and put it
on the ballot. Or a constitutional
convention may be summoned,;and
it may propose either general revi-
sion or amendments It is this third
proposition that will appear on
the November ballot.
Why call a convention if the.
constitution can be changed two
other ways? The objective of a
convention is to review the docu-
ment as a whole with an eye to
major modernization. This objec-
tive can be accomplished by sub-
mitting to the voters either a new
constitution or a series of amend-
ments to the old one.
There is no point in holding a
convention just to tinker with
existing provisions. Details may
be improved by the, other two
methods. What conventions can
do, and have, stands forth from
the record of past performance.
Michigan has had three consti-
tutions. The first, dating from
1835, was the simplest and most
flexible of the three. Confined to
the essentials, it created a strong
governor and left wide discretion
to the legislature. The governor
and the lieutenant governor were
the only elected executive officers.
The governor could appoint minor
executive officers, judges of the
supreme court, and county prose-
At the middle of the last cen-'
tury, a convention was called and
drafted a constitution about twice
as long. It won approval at the
polls in 1850.
See VOTERS, Page 5
STUDENT FROM ENGLAND SAYS:
UN Must Admit Red Chinese To Insure Peace
By KATHLEEN MOORE
Only by admitting Communist China to the United Nitions can
the free world expect to gain peace in Southeast Asia, Beverley Poole,
Grad., from England said last night in the first International Student
Association debate of the year.
Poole and his team member, Shiv Dayal, Grad., from India, pre-
sented thes most persuasive arguments, according to a vote from the
audience, to the resolution, "America Would Endanger World Peace
by Pursuing a Policy of Defending Quemoy and Matsu."
Poole supported the resolution with three claims. Military force
of any kind, Poole said in summary, could lead to a devastating third
world war. By granting Communist China membership in the United
Nations, settlement of the issue of possession of the off-shore islands
might be settled through negotiations and a ruling from the United
Nations, he claimed.
site leaders rose up in open
test yesterday against the pro:
that the new civilian space 'ag
take over most of the Army's
of space-missile scientists.
The Army counterattack
launched at the annual convex
of the United States Army I
ciation, composed -of active
reserve officers and represi
tives of military industry.
Heretofore, the' Army lei
had been timid in voicing
feelings on the issue of surrei
ing their top men and muc
their facilities for missile-s
But yesterday tlese off;
fortified' by strong reolu
adopted by the convention,
such words as "disastrous"
"fatal" in describing proposal
the new. civilian - space adn
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