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Con erence
The Student-Faculty Administration Conference, held yesterday
in the Union, discussed the future of Student Government Council,
the role academics and activities should play in the University and the
University's admission policies.
Several of the students at the discussion "Academics versus Activi-
ties" called for leadership by faculty. "We are asking for leadership,
not from the administration, but from the faculty," explained Allan
Stillwagon, '59, of Joint Judiciary Council. He said that the faculty
should guide the student in his studies and also express themselves
about campus issues.
Daily Editor Richard Taub, '59, chairman of the discussion,
criticized paternalism on the part of the University toward the
students. Many of the students made the point that there was "a great
difference between guidance and paternalism."
Academics "Unquestionably" More Important
Assistant Dean of Men John Bingley said that he tells his Great
Books classes that he is always available to them, but that only one
or two a semester come to see him, and "they usually come during
the last week of the semester to ask for a 'B'."
Prof. Robert Angell, director of the Honors Council, suggested
that, although activities have some value, academics are "unquestion-


Stu dent- University

that the Board in Review was 'loaded' with deans

ably" more important. He explained also that activities could be made of the Board in Review and the relationship between SGC, the
into a continuum, with some being quite valuable intellectually, and administration and faculty were the main areas considered in the
some on the other end of the scale would have primarily recreational group discussing the future of student government at the University.
value. Beginning the discussion, Richard W. Schwartz, '59, administra-
Prof. Angell said that intercollegiate athletics "in my own opinion, tive vice-president of the Union. called SGC a "loose" organization
and. I believe, that of a majority of the faculty," were greatly over- whose powers are not defined until it goes outside its jurisdiction.
emphasized. "Certainly, there are some football players who are David Kessel, Grad., SGC member, said the problem of student
intelligent and who would like to be able to study--considerably more government lies in the Board in Review, "a dean's conference plus two
than they are able to do now." students" which is "not a high minded, impartial group."
Martin Newman, '60, Union executive councilman, said that he In the area of the limits on the powers of student government,
felt that students went into activities to learn how to get along Prof. Lionel H. Laing of the political science department felt that a
with other people. Stillwagon then suggested that if that were the case definite delimitation of SGC's powers might confine it along too
they might be better off "with a scholarly reading of Dale Carnegie." narrow lines of action.
Activities "Seduce" Freshmen James A. Lewis, Vice-President for Student Affairs, speaking on
Prof. Angell said that Freshmen might be "seduced" into joining the recent Sigma Kappa decision, expressed his surprise that "the
activities by suggestions that they will "meet people and become issue would mean the end of student government, when we knew
important people on campus." sooner or later somebody would question SGC's power."
"I've always looked at activities as a crack you fall into and On the recent decision, Prof. Arthur M. Eastman of the English
can't get out of unless you lose an election ... and maybe then you department expressed his opinion that "the administration usurped
really win," explained Robert Ashton, president of the Inter-House on student power" and advised students to "fight the administration
Council. on one hand and find other areas in which to participate."
Student Government Council's limits and jurisdiction, the position Prof. George Piranian of the mathematics department explained

"the fact

historical accident. The faculty members were appointed to the Board
then became deans."
Adding to the comment of Prof. Charles F. Lehmann of the educt
tion school, that protest is the essential element of student governmen
Ronald Bassey, '61, SGC member, said that protest implied respec
for authority and the Council was confused by the influence of ti
Scott Chrysler, '59BAd, concluded the discussion by commentin
that "to just quit" is acknowledging there are only checks and n
balances in student government."
The third group dealt with the admissions policy of the University
The first part of this discussion considered the difference in educe
tional and admissions standards between different types of state
supported institutions.
Schools such as Ohio State University must accept all applicant
with a high school diploma, whereas the University has a selectiv
admissions policy.
It was decided by the group that the admission standards shoul
remain about the same as they are now and that the ratio of in-stab
See STUDENTS, page 5


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Pioneer Rocket
Begins Descent
Army Moon Shot Expected To End
With Morning Plunge to Timbuktu
WASHINGTON (P) - The moon probe Pioneer III last night
started plunging back toward earth and fiery destruction in the
atmosphere after soaring 65,000 miles into space.
The end of the Army's space shoot at the sun and the moon was
expected about 5:15 p.m. EST today over northwest Africa in the
general vicinity of Timbuktu.
The rocket never got up quite enough speed to escape earth's
gravitational field, approach and report on the moon and soar into
far space.
It did not even equal the 71,300 mile distance achieved by the Air
Force Pioneer launched Oct. 11. Space officials nevertheless termed
it far from a failure, saying in-







Russian Plan
Called Issue
In Election
Communist Party
Seeks Admission -
To Parliament Bloc


formation about the mysterious
and deadly zone of radiation sur-
rounding the earth would be
highly valuable.
At 9 p.m. EST, some 20 hours
after a thrilling blastoff of Pioneer
III from Cape Canaveral at 12:45
a.m. yesterday morning, the Na-
tional Aeronautics and Space Ad-
ministration plotted the gold-
washed package of instruments as
turning back earthwards from
about 65,000 miles out in space.
The final blaze of the man-made
meteor as it falls back into the
earth's atmosphere and is con-
sumed in the air, should be visible
for 100 miles, scientists said.
Scientists estimated the time of
the turnback and final plunge into
the atmosphere from data received'
at 5:17 p.m., when the rotation of1
the earth cut off signals from .
Pioneer III coming into trackers
at Goldstone, Calif.7
They said, the probe was at 227
degrees south latitude and 176 de-,
grees east longitude, or above the
South Pacific north of New Guin-
ea, at that 'time.
The approximate location of the
plunge into the atmosphere today;
was given at 19.5 degrees north
latitude and nine degrees west
longitude, or over the bulge of 1
northwest Africa.
Army and NASA scientists were
pleased with the results of yes-a
terday's test. Dr. Wernher vony
Braun, chief civilian spaceman
for the Army, said he thought theI
firing was "90 per cent success-

... favored candidate
Election Set
For Toda
CARACAS, Venezuela ()-Rear
Admiral Wolfgang Larrazabal was
ranked a slight favorite yesterday
in a three-man race for the presi-
dency today in Venezuela's first
free election in 10 years.
The 47-year-old admiral, who
led the junta which overthrew
dictator General Marcos Perez
Jimenez in January, is running
with Communist support that he
did not openly seek -- or re-
He faces a tough fight against
two staunch anti-Communists -
Romulo Betancourt, 50, a veteran
radical who fled into exile when
Perez Jimenez seized dictatorial
power in 1948, and Rafael Cal-
dera, 42, leader of the strongly
Catholic Christian Socialists.
Whatever the outcome, Vene-
zuela is assured of a government
to the left, since there is no con-
servative right-wing party in the
Women could decide the elec-
tion. With 2,913,801 voters eligible,
there are 132,285 more women'
registered than men. All three
presidential candidates directed
appeals to women.
The voters, in addition to choos-
ing a president, will elect a con-
gress of 144 deputies and 46 sena-
tors and municipal officers.

Geneva Nuclear Discussion
Approves Test Ban Section
GENEVA (Am)-The United States, Britain and Russia yesterday
approved the first article of a treaty to prohibit nuclear tests.
They agreed to leave the treaty-when and if completed-open
for signature by any country.
Agreement on the treaty's article was the first concrete achieve-
ment since the three-nation conference on controlled suspension of
nuclear tests opened Oct. 31. The article lays down the agreement of

Galens' Good Samaritan

.,.scores 17 points
Lee, Rogers
Lead Team
To Cage Win
Special to the Daly
KENT, O. -- The battered and
bruised Michigan team forgot its
aches and pains last night as it
clipped host Kent State, 83-55, in
the consolation game of the first
Annual Midwestern Invitational
Basketball Tournament.
Tennessee left no doubt as to its
supremacy over Wyoming in the
championship game of the four-
team meet. The Volunteers sound-
ly spanked their Western oppo-
nents, 90-69, just four days after
barely edging the Cowbys, 72-71,
in the season opener for each.
Tennessee burned its way into
the title battle by beating Michi-
gan, 80-66, Friday night, while
Kent took a 75-67 loss to Wyo-
Gene TorMohlen, 6'8" Tennessee
center, was voted the Most Valu-
able Player of the two day tour-
Tony Windis was the recipient
of a trophy given by Kent State's
See KENT, page 8
Finld Student
Filling Meter
Bruce E. Mitchell, '60, was fined
$5.00 yesterday for putting a

all signatory nations to prohibit
nuclear weapons tests. The article
has no legal validity until the
whole treaty is drawn and ratified
by the three governments.
Ahead of the negotiators is a
much higher jump-agreement on
an international control system
to prevent violations of the ban.
The text of the agreed article
was not made public under an
accord between the three powers to
publish only the complete treaty
Western sources said the word-
ing of the article clearly estab-
lished the right of all countries to
subscribe to the treaty.
This was considered a conces-
sion by Russia's Semyon Tsarap-
Bucket Drive
Passes Goal
Galens Bucket Drive will prob-
ably go over its $7,000 goal, Rob-
ert Gove, '59M, chairman of the
drive, announced yesterday.
About $6,500 has been collected
in the buckets set up around the
campus Friday and yesterday. The
remaining amounts will come
through mail subscriptions, Gove
The money will be used to pro-
vide Christmas gifts for children
at University Hospital.

World News
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW-Pravda accused the
United States and Britain yester-
day of stalling Geneva talks by
dredging up suggestions for con-
trolling a nuclear test ban to
which the Soviet Union could never
BERLIN-Charles C. Finucane,
assistant United States defense
secretary, flew in yesterday and
declared United States forces
stand behind the people of West
S* s
MOSCOW - Moscow Radio
broadcast yesterday a 150-word
account of the failure of the latest
American moon rocket attempt.
, ., ,
WASHINGTON -Secretary of
State John Foster Dulles entered

BERLIN ( ) -- West Berline
hold a city election today watch(
Intently by the world.
Fbr the real issue is the Sovi
plan to convert West Berlin in
an unarmed, free city.
Communist East Germans ar
West Germans, too, call the votir
for municipal offices a plebisci
on Premier Nikita Khrushchev
scheme to get United States, Bri
Ish and French troops out of tl
old German capital.
Mayor Willy Brandt has calli
upon the voters to send a thunde
ing "no" to the Kremlin by defea
ing every Communist candidate f
office. He calls the Soviet plan
device to suck West Berlin in
the Communist orbit.
Fight for Seats
Khrushchev himself has sa
his plan has no chance "unle
the people want it."
Ranged against forceful, 4<
year-old Mayor Brandt and oth
pro-West candidates for West Be
in's 133-seat parliament are Con
munist candidates and the propi
ganda machine of East Germar
and the Soviet Union.
Powerful as that machine is, tL
Communists have never elected
member of parliament since Berl:

GALEN AND FRIEND-Two cold souls, Charles Hamilton, '59M, a
member of Galens fund-raising committee, and a half-frozen
pigeon helped the medical honorary surpass its goal. The pair
teamed up at the Engine Arch to make the collections.
Report Allied Disagreement
Coneerning Berlin Crisis


'U' Student Stages Cold V

Hill Goldman is out in the cold
--but he seems to like it that way.
Camping out in a pup tent,
oblivious to the frigid Ann Arbor
weather, Hill is attempting to
lodge a protest against what he
considers "the mothering attitudej
at the University."
"I've been almost self-sustaining
for over a year and I wanted to see
if I could do it with my home."
Well-insulated, Hill, '59, has v ith-
stood a week of changing weather
and is ready to continue his ex-
periment for an indefinite period.

Walter Reed Army Hospital yes- was divided.in.1.48 ,, L
yesterday for observation. WASHINGTON OP) - New rifts have developed among the West- was divided in 1948. Few e
, , , ern allies in the course of drafting a rejection of Russia's demand a showing this time.
that they get out of West Berlin.aaw ge
TAIPEI - Nationalist vessels thattetotoffWesiBerlinfeSpare Na Effort
unloaded at Quemoy yesterday a United States officials said yesterday they believe the differences But the Communists have sp
big volume of military and civilan will be overcome - or perhaps temporarily bridged -- in preparation no effort to persuade West F
supplies. for decisive talks at Paris beginning next weekend. Representatives liners that their life will be be
-of the United States, Britain. if the Western Allies get out.
SFranceand West Germany are The East German press is
due to meet there a week from picting the Allied soldiers-esp,
today. The foreign ministers will ally the Americans-as drn
meet the next day. bums enjoying high living at
The possibilities reported here expense of the West Berlin
include a British suggestion for a payers--and West Berlin fraule
summit conference prima'rily on The Communists have sent I
issues other than Germnany, a German agitators into West Be
they conform to certain other complexioned Bo's who carry the French comment at one point that to make trouble and deface c
mores." Harvard Book Bag." the Russian note might be ignored paign posters of pro-Western r
He described his biggest gripe in A beat-up tam which Hill wears entirely, and a West German sug- ties.
grise in all-seasons came about when gestion that a plebiscite might About 180 Communists-moi
life as the "Ivy League-styled - he noticed the "Ivy League caps" convince Soviet premier Nikita them from the East-were arre
legians" and the "Bohemian fringe which a large segment of the male Khrushchev that his "free city" by West Berlin police Friday nil
blements twho do something not students sported. "Part of it was formula wouldn't work. They were released yesterday.
because they want to do it, but also that all the things I wear are Khrushchev proposed 11 days The arrests came as Bra
because the rest of the group does, very comfortable," he added. ago that West Berlin be made a leader of West Berlin's anti-C
Identically Attired Girls Recalling the innovation of his demilitarized "free city." That fol- munist Socialist Party, and M
As an example, Hill mentioned functional attire, Hill mentioned lowed his earlier demand that the German Chancellor Konrad A
living near a sorority house and that he was able to see how deep four-power occupation be ended nauer were winding up their e
watching identically attired groups the conformist trend ran among and allied troops and rights be tion campaigns.
of girls leave ther house each his friends. "Some of the fair withdrawn. Brandt's Socialists tradition
morning. "The Bohemians do the weather variety shunned me, some He allowed six months for ne- win elections in West Berlin.
same thing only they have pale tried subtle hints to correct me, gotiation from which time, if no
faces and beards as their trade- but my closest friends told me to agreement was reached, he said
mark," he added, change or else." Russia would turn over its rights Pranel
"But I've got nothing against Judge By Clothes to German Communist authorities
society," he continued. "I like to It seemed funny, Hill went on, in East Berlin. .n*_h 1n #



May Stop Authorities
"By showing that I can be self
sustaining, I may stop some of the


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