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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


Warmer, generally fair
tonight and tomorrow.



Council May Revise
Comittee's Rules'
Postpones Approval of Procedures
For Membership Selection Group
The Committee on Membership Selection in Student Organizations
last night submitted to Student Government Council its proposed
procedures, but the Council put off their approval pending some
As proposed the procedures specify that any individual,. or the
committee itself, may make complaints about violations of member-
ship selection regulations. Names of organizations in violation will
not be disclosed unless a public hearing is demanded by the group.
"The complainant and the group complained against shall have
the right to file an answer to the statement of charges. The group

Reor ganizes
Student Plan
Student Government Council
last night approved extensive re-
organization of machinery to deal
with campus international stu-
dent affairs on campus and began
consideration of a resolution to
condemn the House Un-American
Activities Committee's movie,
"Operation Abolition."
The HUAC motion, substantial-
ly like one recently passed by the
National Executive Council of the
United States National Student
Association, contends that the
film contains serious misrepre-
Furthermore, it implies that
participating students perpetrated
acts of violence, and that the stu-
dents were "dupes" of Commu-
To See Film
The Council intends to see the
film and hear debate by outside
sources before taking action on
the motion.
The international student regu-
lation presented by Brian Glick,
'62, past chairman of the Inter-
national Coordinating Board,
abolishes the International Co-
ordinating Board and establishes
br nternational Relations Com-
mittee as a related board of SQC.
The motion also directs S GC's
present International Committee
to "provide service to foreign and
American students by concerning
itself with all programs, activities
and projects in the area of cam-
pus international affairs."
Ex-Officio Members
The international committee
will include ex-officio representa-
tives of all campus organizations
concerned with the area of inter-
national affairs.
Direction of International
Week, which had been a func-
tion of the International Coordi-
nating Board, will now be done by
an International Week Chairman
and a committee chosen by him.
The International Week Chairman
is to be chosen by the Council.
Related'to planning of interna-
tional activities will be an annual
conference, to be held in May, to
be entitled the* International Ac-
tivities Orientation and Planning
Conference which will consider all
international activities,
Housing Problem
James Seder, '61, chairman of
the SGC- Human Relations Board
said, "I see nothing more that
can be done in the area of housing
for international students, be-
cause further laws are needed be-
fore substantial progress can be
made." Seder said the Human Re-
lations Board had in the past
dealt with international relations
mainly in connection with housing
of foreign students.
Union President Perry Morton,
'61, objected to Glick's proposal
because "it would harm the need
for coordination of International
Activities in a formalized man-
ner." ,
Belgian Khing,
Socialist Chief
Meet in Palace
BRUSSELS (W) - King Bau-
douin met with Socialist Party
President Leo Collard last night
on the heels of a demonstration
by rock-throwing young toughs

complained against shall have the
right to appear in person, have
legal or other counsel, and be
given a reasonable time in which
to prepare its case," the com-
mittee's statement says.
There are four possible decisions
the committee may reach on a
complaint: dismissed as no case;
recommendation to withdraw re-
cognition; recommendation to re-
tain recognition; and suggestions
for other remedies.
Might Occur
Committee chairman James Se-
der, '61. explained that a recom-
mendation to retainrecognition
might occur if some discrimina-
tory practice was found, but the
group in violation also showed
evidence of cooperation and pro-
gress in removing it.
The Council asked the commit-
tee to consider removal of a re-
quirement that every member vote
yes or no on every question and
a provision that members having
a direct interest in a particular
case be denied a vote on that
question. Seder explained that the
yes-or-no provision was intended
to counteract possible outside
presure on committee members to
abstain from voting on certain
Several Council members in-
dicated that they doubted the
magnitude of such pressure.
Voting Privileges
Interfraternity Council Presi-
dent Jon Trost, '61, objected to
the denial of voting privileges to
committee members with, direct
interest in a question. "Affiliation
or other personal interest in a case
does not necessarily mean that'
the person cannot vote objec-
tively," he said. "Whether or not
he feels qualified to vote ought to
be left to the individual's discre-
Interquadrangle Council Presi-
dent Dan Rosemery, '61Ed., com-
mented that the procedures did
not specify the step-by-step ac-
tions of the committee in dealing
with complaints. He suggested a
minimum time limit before the
committee could take a final vote.
James Hadley, '61, contended
that since the committee would
handle a wide variety of com-
plaints, such a time restriction
would seriously hamper its ef-
fectiveness. The Council did not
recommend the addition of a
minimum time limit.
According to the May 1960, ac-
tion in which SGC established the
membership selection committee,
the group is required to submit its
procedures before the close of this
semester for Council approval.

ate, caught up in its perennial
battle over filibustering, yester-
day agreed to start conducting
routine business in between argu-
ments today.
The unanimous consent agree-
ment was bbtained by the new
Democratic floor leader, Sen. Mike
Mansfield of Montana, who not-
ed that President Eisenhower has
been notified that Congress is
back in session.
Under the agreement senators
will be able to introduce bills and
carry on other chores while de-
bating the question of whether
the rules should be changed to
make it easier to cut off
Democratic senators settled one
family fight by agreeing on a
compromise plan for filling future
vacancies on their policy and
steering committees.
The new arrangement cuts into
some of the leadership powers
Mansfield inherited from former
Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas,
who becomes Vice-President on
Jan. 20.
The 12-member policy commit-
tee clears legislation for floor ac-
tion after it has been approved
by standing committees. The 15
rteering= committee members
choose party members on the
regular standing committees.
While the Democrats squabbled,
Republican congressional leaders
conferred with President Dwight
D. Eisenhower at the White
Hopse. They announced later they
wohld resist any "reckless spend-
ing" proposals but would not pre-
sent "blind opposition"' to legis-
lation sought by the Kennedy
Senate GOP leader Everett M.
Dirksen of Illinois said the Repub-
lican position on domestic legis-
lation would follow guidelines laid
down by Eisenhower. He described
the GOP position as middle-of-
Louisiana Acts
To Approve
School Grants
BATON ROUGE ()-The Louisi-
ana House yesterday approved 69-
31 Gov. James H. Davis' $28 mil-
lion sales tax increase program.
The tax hike, which earlier failed
by three votes to muster the neces-
sary two-thirds majority, is de-
signed to give financial aid to
parents who want their children
to1 attend segregated (private)
The state Senate must now vote
on the measure.
Earlier, the administration won
94-2 passage of a companion
measure, dedicating the tax raise
to the new grants-in-aid program.
This was set up during the three
straight special sessions Davis
called to fight school integration
in New Orleans.

U.S. Diplomats




Roa s


Cohen Calls
White House
Talks Biased
'U' Expert Scores
Conference on Aging
WASHINGTON (9)-A leading
social security expert has accus-
ed the American Medical Associa-
tion, private insurance compan-
ies, and business interests of
stacking next week's White House
conference on aging.
In a letter to President Dwight
D. Eisenhower, Prof. Wilbur J.
Cohen of the School of Social
Work said these groups "have so
arranged it that . . . they have
captured a disproportionate share
of the delegates to the confer-
One of the key issues to be dis-
cussed at the conference will be
methods for financing medical
care costs of the aged. Prof. Coh-
en, an adviser to Congress for
many years on social security
matters, has openly supported a
medical care program tied to so-
cial security.
Oppose Method
The American Medical Associa-
tion, the Chamber of Commerce
and most of the insurance in-
dustry strongly oppose this meth-
od of financing medical care for
older people.
Prof. Cohen's letter, dated Dec.
17, was prompted by an invita-
tion from the President to attend
the conference. The letter and an
answer to it by conference chair-
man Robert W. Kean were releas-
ed by Kean's office at the request
of reporters.
Prof. Cohen told the President,
"I am not sure, at this time,
whether it is desirable to attend
the conference ...
Matter of Policy
"Since I am supporting Presi-
dent-elect John F. Kennedy's rec-
ommendation for medical care for
the aged through social security,
I believe the issue now is a mat-
ter of policy for the Congress to
"As presently constituted, it ap-
pears that the conference will be
manipulated by organized medi-
cine as another excuse to block
action in Congress on this legis-
lation. I do not feel that I should
be a party to such use of public
funds for the conference."
Kean,rresponding for Eisen-
hower, didn't directly reply to,
Prof. Cohen's charges, but point-
ed out that his office didn't have
any control of the delegates
chosen to attend; that they were
chosen by the state governors.
"Knowing you," Kean added, "Il
do not think you will let them get
away with it, but will appear and
fight for what you think is best+
for the country."

-AP Wirent
WANTS VISA-A Cuban who fought in the United States armed forces in World War II holds up
his framed honorable discharge certificate along with his passport as he tries to get a visa in
Havana yesterday before the American embassy closed. With him are other Cubans seeking visas.
ACW Leaders Stir Interest.



Leaders of the Americans Corn-
mitted to World Responsibility
were in Washington two weeks
ago in the midst of accelerating
official interest in the idea of a
Youth Corps.
Two major conferences, both at-
tended by Alan and Judith Gus-
kin, Grads., and public statements
by leaders and educators marked
the greatest flurry of attention to
thes proposal since it was raised
by President-elect John F. Ken-
nedy just before the November
At the Conference on Interna-
tional Economic and Social Devel-
opment, called to chart "Foreign
Aid for the Sixties," an entire day
was devoted to discussion of the
Calls Group
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
has labeled Communist led or in-
spired, a group called the Progres-
sive Youth Organization which
met this weekend in Chicago.
About 80 persons, half students,
were at the meeting whose pur-
pose was to organize the PYO.
The group presented a "Youth
Bill of Rights," which is composed
of a five-point plan: the right of
youth to plan their own lives free
from fear of nuclear annihilation
or the burden of military service,
and the freedom to share ideas
and skills with youth of other
countries; the freedom of all
youth to organize freely and to
examine all ideas present in the
world; the right of youth to an
education based on an ability to
learn, not the ability to pay; the
rights of Negroes and all other
minority groups to employment,
education and all other public
services; the rights of all youth,
men and women to job training
and full employment of skills with
a future of job advancement and
economic security.
"The purpose is to provide all
people the opportunity to examine
scientific socialism. The group
intends to take some obvious
political manifestations of unrest
and examine the basic social and
economic reasons for them," Ken-
neth Pierce co-editor of the Chi-
cago Maroon, the only reporter
to be present at the meeting, says.
"The group advocates socialism
only as a posible solution to the
world problems.
"Some of the leaders are mem-
bers of the Communist Party and
others are not, a particular politi-
cal affiliation is not a pre-
requisite to belonging to the or-
ganization," Pierce continued.

youth corps. Guskin, who had been
invited by Prof. Samuel Hayes of
the economics department, spoke
briefly at the conference and dis-
tributed copies of a study group
report prepared by University stu-
dents. Kennedy endorsed the ob-
jectives of the conference, which
was attended by over a hundred-
organizationsinvolved in foreign
aid and development.
Research Team
Also speaking before the group
was Prof. Maurice Albertson of
Colorado State University, head of
a research team authorized by
Congress last summer to investi-
gate the possibilities of a 'youth
service. The Guskins conferred
with Prof. Albertson after the
IESD conference and again fol-
lowing a later conference called by
Rep. Henry Reuss (D-Wis).
Prof. Albertson announced that
he and two other representatives
of the Colorado State University
Research Foundation would go
abroad during January to see if
the youth corps idea would be well
received by other countries. His
study is being financed by private
funds in addition to the $10,000
authorized by Congress.
Reuss, who introduced the bill
to conduct the youth corps study,
convened a .meeting of some fifty
representatives of government and
private organizations s'pecifically
to allow Prof. Albertson to gather
information for his report.
Major Development
A major development at this
conference, held on Dec. 20, was
the general agreement that any
peace corps legislation should not
be linked with draft 'exemption.
Such an arrangement had been
opposed on the previous day.
Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, selective
service director, opposed the draft
link. He warned that Congress had
traditionally refused to grant ex-
meptions to anyone other than
conscientious objectors and last
surviving sons..

He pointed out that most parti-
cipants would qualify for age, edu-
cational or occupational defer-
ment. With the small numbers
now being drafted, these defer-
ments would probably be tanta-
mount to exemption.
This was the consensus of the
Reuss conference also, although
dissents were registered by a rep-
resentative of the United Auto
Workers and the Guskins.
Earlier, the Institute of Inter-
national Education had sent to
Kennedy a report outlining a
"practical implementation" of the
peace corps proposal. Harlan
Cleveland, dean of the graduate
school of citizenship and public
affairs at Syracuse University, re-
leased the report, which proposed
that no more than a thousand
carefully srceened and trained
youths should be chosen to initi-
ate the program. The report op-
posed draft exemption for partici-
pants, although it recommended
T' Receives
Nearly all of the 800 boxes of
the momentos, pictures and docu-
hients of former Gov. G. Mennen
Williams have arrived in Ann
Arbor to be added to tie Univei-
sity Historical Collection and a
few more are expected shortly.
Williams and his wife, Nancy, in
a letter to the Regents at their
Dec. 16 meeting said "The objec-
tive worth of these papers can best
be realized if deposited in those
(historical) collections."
Many of the items, which were
catalogued chronologically at the
capital, will be open for public
exhibit later, but the main value
will be to researchers.

To Continue
Naval Base
Hecklers Interrupt
Security CouncilTall
As Cuban Speaks
By The Associated Press
United States officials haule
down the Stars and Stripes fror
the embassy flagpole in Havan
yesterday as America and Cub
traded bitter charges in a Unite
Nations Security Council debat
interrupted by anti-Castro hteck
Most of the embassy staff lef1
with only a token force of 11 stay
ing to finish the details of turnin
over the United States propert
and conduct of affairs to th
Swiss ambassador, Walter Ross
In Washington, Presiden
Dwight D. Eisenhower serve
notice, however, that the Unite
States intends to. maintain 'it
naval base at Guantanamo Bay.
In a tersely worded statement
he reminded the Cuban govern
ment that "the treaty relatioo
under which we maintain the nav
station may not be abrogate
without the consent of the Unite
Soviet Support
In the Security Council, Cuba:
Foreign Minister Raul Roa, sup
ported by the Russian represents
tive, repeated Cuban claims the
the United States was planning t
attack Cuba and that the brea
in diplomatic relations will pre
cipitate the aggression.
Roa asked for the meeting Sa
turday i'i a letter declaring th
the United States was plannin
an attack on Cuba "within a fe
hours." He had just started speak
ing yesterday when six Cubans i:
the public gallery began shouting
Guards hustled them out, and th
debate was resumed.
False Charges
United States delegate Jamne
Wadsworth told the council Roa
charges were false, fraudulen
hysterical and ridiculous and o:
previous occasions had failed t
win support from the Council it
self, the American foreign minis
ters and the UN General Assembl
Wadsworth denied specifi
charges that the United State
was engineering the diplomati
isolation of Cuba and that it ha
circulated to other America
foreign ministries' a documen
setting out that it- wasprepare
to order military intervention i
"The real attacker here," Wads
worth declared, "is the Cubai
government. The weapons at
character assassination and fals
All Governments
"The target is .not just th
United States but all those govern
ments of the Western hemispher
whose policies the leadership i
Havana does not happen to like
And the launching point for th
propaganda invasion is right her
in the United Nations."
"We do not ignore the fact,
Roa charged, "that this break wi
precipitate the aggression; but I
is fortunate that the nest of viper
which was the North America
embassy in Cuba has also dis

Demonstrators Clash at UN

strators for and against Cuban
Prime Minister Fidel Castro clash-
ed outside United Nations head-'
quarters yesterday as the United
States and Cuba traded bitter
charges in the Security Council.
At least one man was hurt and
several others were spattered with
egg and tomatoes before police
restored order between two groups
fighting outside the public en-
trance. Inside the Security Coun-
cil chamber, the debate was twice
disrupted by hecklers.
Seven men an a woman were
expelled from United Nations
,headquarters for yelling, "Viva
Castro," from the public gallery
of the Council chamber.
As they reached the street, about
as many anti-Castro pickets threw
eggs and tomatoes at them.
The anti-Castro group charged
across the street, police swung
clubs to keep them back and one
man was knocked down, bleeding
from the forehead. The man said

Study Evaluates U.S. Student

Financed by the United States
Office of Education, an immense
study of America's high-school
student is now underway.
Called Project Talent, it is an
inventory of the aptitudes, abili-
ties and backgrounds of 450,000
urban, suburban, rural, public,
parochial and private high-school
students throughout the country
which will continue to study the
individual students for the next
twenty years.

individual's choice of a career,
and an analysis of the educational
experiences which prepare stu-
dents for their life's work.
Battery of Tests
The two-day battery of tests
was given to high-school students
in May, 1960. The tests attempted
to get as much information as
posible about the students' abili-
ties, achievements, interests and
An additional survey gave a

boys are not necessarily superi
to girls in mathematical abili
and that spelling in original e
says is poor. An official bullet
publicizing results more specil
cally is expected to be released
the spring.
In recognition of the need
develop an educational syste
adequate for tremendous diversi
of abilities, Project Talent see
to analyze "any talent that ci
be foundd by paper and pent
means,- including non-academ:

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