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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


Chance of light showers
continuig through tomorrow

VOL. LXXI, No. 51



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-Daily--David Giltrow
SGC OFFICERS--Seated left, Per Hanson, '62, executive vice-
president; right John Feldkamp, '61, president. Standing left,
Richard Nohl, '62, administrative vice-president; right, Arthur
Rosenbaum, '62, treasurer.
eldkamp HAnson ,
WinTo SGC Pot
0 A
Reelect President b Acclamation
For Record-Breaking Third Term
Student Government Council President John Feldkamp, '61, was
last night reelected to the presidency by acclamation. -
Come January, Feldkamp will have served longer than any other
Council President. Previous champion: Joe Collins, who served be-
tween February 1957 and March 1958. Collins was elected three
times, the first time to fill out the unexpired term of his predeces-
sor, William Adams, and twice on his own,
SGC Treasurer Per Hanson, '62, edged Arthur Rosenbaum, '62,1
for the executive vice-presidency in the evening's only contested'
vote. Richard Nohl, '62, and Rosenbaum were elected respectively

Set Group
To Study
The Ann Arbor Board of Edu-
cation decided last night to form a
citizens' group through the Wash-
tenaw County Association of
School Boards to study the idea of
a local community college.
The action stemmed from a re-
port made by the Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce's education
committee, which showed "con-
siderable interest" in a school of-
fering various two-year programs.
In February of 1960, the Board
asked the committee to, study the
proposal, and in the ensuing
months they conducted a random
survey of county businesses which
uncovered a great need for techni-
cal-vocational graduates.
No Degrees
The proposed school would prob-
ably not be a degree granting in-
stitution, and would be designed
for students who cannot meet the
ever-rising standards of the four-
year colleges, or who do not desire
an academic career.
There would therefore be no
competition with the University
or Eastern Michigan Universtiy in
this case, but Cleary College might
be affected.
James McDonald, chairman of
the C. of C. education committee,
reported last night the survey of
county business concerns covered
a range from 1 graeoropcETA
a range from large corporations
to two-man firms. Of 90 question-
naires sent out, 52 firms replied.
Forty indicated they would offer
opportunities for community col-
lege graduates in the form of job
advancement and/or higher pay.
Show Interest
Thirty-four respondents were in-
terested in further study of the
New Committee
The follow-up committee which
the Board hopes to see established
would be advised by a state-wide
consultant on such colleges, such
as the University's Prof. Raymond
Young of the education school.
A more detailed study, costing
between $3,G0-$4,000, would con-
sider whether local business
schools, adult education, and high
schools should assume such in-
struction; whether industry has
only a temporary need; if the
calibre of students would be high
enough; what area the college
would serve; and where financial
support could be found.

-Dally-Arnold Weingarden
WHOLE PERSON-James Downs argues for the re-institution of a ban forbidding Communist
speakers on the WSU campus. He asked if the "fuzzy ideal" of "educating the whole person"
justified lifting the ban.
Report Asks Aid to Schools

SGC Delays
Two Motions
Student Goernment Council
last night put off consideration'
on motions to obtain membership
requirement information from
fraternities and sororities and to,
establish a committee on student
rights and academic freedom.
The motion on constitutions
will be considered at a special
Council meeting Nov. 30, prob-
ably in the Michigan Union Ball-
room. Special procedures will be
adopted to allow constituents to
argue with Council members, and
all informations on the motion
will be made available.
The Council, after a fairly
lengthy debate, decided to put off
the rights and freedom commit-
tee motion until Dec. 7, (No oth-
er business than the constitutions
motion will be considered at the
Nov. 30 meeting.)
Daily Editor Thomas Hayden,
'61, offered the motion as a fol-
lowup to a 1959 motion, which
outlined the proposed committee
and set up procedures for actualiz-
ing it. Briefly, the committee
would formulate c definition of
academic freedom and due pro-
cess with particular reference to
the student and his rights, sub-
ject to Council approval, and look
at the state of academic freedom
at the University, with an eye
for learning all points of view on
It would also scrutinize the
state of student rights at the Uni-
versity, and make recommenda-
tions to the Council on it. Last-
ly, it would serve as a board of
grievance for complaints of viola-
tion of academic freedom or due
Generally three points of view
1) More attention must be paid
to these areas, because of their
central importance to the educa-
tional process. ' The committee
would act responsibly in its work.
2) There is little problem in
these areas, and the committee
would only make trouble. And if
there are problems, appropriate
channels already exist to deal with
3) The motion must stress more
student responsibilities. Rights
cannot exist alone. Responsibility
is also necessary for student and
academic freedom.
Police Limit
Pledge Pranks

>administrative vice-president and
treasurer by acclamation.
Secret Vote
The voting, which took place
only in the contest for, thesecond
spot on the Council's executive
committee, was secret,
Feldkamp and Noel were the
only members nominated for their
posts; Lynn Bartlett, '63, was
nominated for treasurer, but de-
Mary Wheeler, '61, whose name
had been mentioned previously for
the executive vice-presidency, ask-
ed that her name be withdrawn
from consideration even before it
was put on the floor. She stressed
the importance of her non-Council
responsibilities as president of the
local chapter of the National As-
sociation for the Advanement of
Colored People.
To Offer Prospectus
Feldkamp, who will offer a more
detailed prospectus at the next
Council meeting, said that the
new executive committee will lead
the Council further toward re-
sponsible student government dur-
ing the coming semester. This re-
sponsibility is divorced from par-
ticular issues or ideologies.
In his speech accepting the
nomination for Executive-Vice-
President - nominees speak only
when a post is contested- Hanson
said the Council will be only as
effective as its officers.

NEW YORK-A three-man com-
mittee called on Gov. Nelson
Rockefeller yesterday to set in
motion a multi-billion dollar, long-
Ike Orders
!Spending Cut
AUGUSTA, Ga. (A)-President,
Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday
ordered a sweeping seven-point
economy program aimed at saving
a billion dollars a year in overseas
As part of it, he ordered the
gradual return beginning Jan. 1 of
384,000 overseas dependents of
United States military forcesh
around the world.
The White House estimated later
that the emergency moves, ap-
proved after months of top-level
study, would cut down by one
billion dollars the amount of dol-
lars spent abroad in 1961.
Half of this saving will come
by slashing Defense Department
spending, the White House said.
Buying of American instead of
foreign goods for economic aid
will trim another 330 million. An-
other 270 million is to be saved in
cutting back operations of other

range program to revamp higher
education in New York State.
The group, headed by Henry T.
Heald, president of the Ford Foun-
dation and formerly chancellor of
New York University, urged that a
state university system"worthy ofI
the people of New York" be plan-
ned and financed.
They called for heavy support
for public colleges and universities
plus modest state aid for private
institutions, including church-re-
lated colleges. They also called for
the creation of two major new
graduate schools.
The recommendations would
raise the total annual teaching
and operating expenditures for
public and private higher educa-
tion from the present $300 million
to about one billion dollars by
(For the 1959-60 fiscal year,
Michigan's legislature alloted $127
million for capital outlay and
operating budgets to be distributed
among nine state-supported col-
leges and universities.)
The committee wrote that New
York had been spending relatively
less on higher education than
many comparable states. It warned
against yielding "reluctantly and
tardily to the enrollment pressures,
patching the system here and
there, fighting off public discon-
tent, of which there will be plenty,

and hoping that the problem will
solve itself."
The report said that the present
full-time and part-time enrollment
of 401,000 in all public and private
institutions of higher learning
would rise to 646,000 in 1965...
(Total enrollment in Michigan's
institutions of higher education
for the fall of 1960 is 95,400.) ,
Commenting on a controversial
aspect of the report, Heald said
he believed that state aid to pri-
vate colleges should "support all
institutions which turn out gradu-
ates" and that the committee in-
tended this to mean church-re-
lated colleges as well. The pro-
posal, if adopted, may have to
stand the test of constitutionality
in New York State.
(Copyright New York Times, Inc., 1960)
US Rebuked
In Laos Crisis
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)-Premier
Souvanna Phouma charged yes-
terday the United States illegally
supports Gen. Phoumi Nosavan,
making the right-wing rebel re-
gime less willing to compromise.
United States officials defended
their position as perfectly legal
under agreement already made
with Souvanna.

Governors Decide
To Postpone Action'
Petitioners Present Signatures,
Demand Re-instatement of Ban
' Prompted by fear of discontinued state financial si
port, Wayne State University's Board of Governors broke
their meeting yesterday without taking any action on th
policy of allowing Communist speakers on campus.
*State Senator Elmer R. Porter (R-Blissfield) threater
WSU with no more legislative support. The chairman of t
appropriations committee said, "As far as I am concern
Wayne State University will be hard put to fund any furti
Michigan tax dollars for its support as long as the Board
Governors permits Communist*
speakers to appear on cam-
Ann Byerlein, who led a group ., ~.
of petitioners asking re-instate- ..
ment of the ban, presented Por- .. . .,
ter's remarks to the board by
way of a letter she received from
the legislator.
Porter's statement seemed to
have more effect on the governors
than Miss Byerlein's arguments 4
or her 62,651 signatures that call- °
ed the lifting of the ban "open
co-operation with the Communist
Leonard Woodcock, chairman of ' '
the board, said he had "heard
nothing to change my decision"
in the speeches of Miss Byerlein
and her four supporters, but asked
for postponement of action until
Porter's letter was verified..-
also requested a c the let-
ter Miss Byerlein sent to the sen-
"Senator Porter has tremen-
dous power over whether or not k f
we will continue to function as
a state university," Woodcock
said. "We pperate by virtue of
the Legislature. This is a chal- ANN BYERLEIN
lenge we need to clear up." .., fights governors
Porter Agrees
Porter agreed with Miss Byer- Ri"
lein "one hundred per cent thatR oLs in e
this is indeed open cooperation
with the Communist Party.
"And you may also be assuredd
that the first chance I have the P
Board of Governors and President
(Clarence B.) Hilberry will find As part of their presentationr
out that I absolutely will not tol- the Wayne State University Bo
erate the stand they have taken." of Governors yesterday, the p4
The other members of the tioners showed parts of a mot
board reaffirmed their desire to picture that purported to 1
maintain the ban removal and student demonstrations with
defended the new policy. Communist movement in Amer:
Backs Policy The film, "Operation Abolitic
adoe o Michael Ference Jr deals with the demonstrations i
si, "I am convinced thatou
policy is a proper one and that riots at the House Un-Amerit
we have done everything possible Activities Committee hearings
to implement it the way we want." San Francisco last May. "It is
"The question is the nature of prime importance for our c
the approach," another gover- that the board see this film," p1
nor, Benjamin Burdick said, ad- tion leader Ann Byerlein said.
dressing Lobsinger. We all detest shows hw a few dedicated Coc
Communism as much as you do." monists used thousands of sym
,The problem extends beyond the thetic non-Communist students
ban, Governor Jean McKee ar- The HUAC - produced mc
gued. "It doesn't make any dif- traces the growth of the studt
ference if we do have the ban, pickets, Jeers, and hearing w
What we really need is vigilance. turbances in terms of the Cc
We've got to be very careful but munist leaders who were subp
if a speaker does provide some naed to appear at the hearings,
real service to the university he Actual disruption of the inve
should be allowed to speak here." gation proceedings came at seve
The fifth board member, Clair times. Once, the students in
A. White, was absent for most of galleries began chanting "O
the meeting, but joined in the the Doors!" over and over ag
unanimous vote to postpone ac- until they concluded with the f
tion- stanza of the National Anthein
Miss Byerlein said she would In a report to Congress, I
"go to the state Legislature and Chief J. Edgar Hoover called
and they nut of al pboardo- San Francisco demonstrations "
not revoke its present stand. best thing that had happened
She claimed support for her pe- the Communist party in years."
tition campaign from Don R.
Pears (R-Buchanan), speaker of Con "
the state House of Representa- n .oR eceives
tives, Rep. Lucille H. McCollough

(D-Dearborn) of the House and D R s
Congressman John Lesinski (U- Jenr Russell
Mich). She also read sympathetic
letters from J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Faculty Awar<
chief; Herbert Philbrick, author
See WSU, Page 2 Dr. Jerome W. Conn, profes
of internal medicine, has be
selected as a Henry Russel L
G r u Rejects tuer,the highest honor the U
. . ;., vpr,.y nsmennf n nn,. ,m . r,


Panel Views Current Attitudes in., Cuba

More important than the material achievements of the Castro
revolution has been the new sense of purpose and dedication gained
by the Cuban people, members of a Democratic Socialist panel agreed
last night.
The panel members, all students who have been to post-
revolutionary Cuba, gave similar reports of their initial skepticism
giving way to realization of the immense good being worked by the
Gretchen Kline, Grad, stressed the unreserved friendliness shown
by the Cubans for the American people. Hostility, she said, was
directed only toward Wall Street and the United States state depart-
ment, whom the Cubans do not regard as typical of America.
No Opposition
Miss Kline added that she met no one who opposed Castro or his
policies, including members of the entertainment and tourist indus-
tries, who have suffered the most.
Jack Erfurt, Grad, said he was not prepared for the Cuba that
he saw, and criticized the distortions of the American press, a
criticism that was echoed by the other panel members. His trip
to the island, he said, was "the greatest experience Of my life-
I saw a whole society undergoing total change."
In the two years since the revolution, more houses and schools
have been built for the masses than during the entire 60 years of
American dominated government, he stated.

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