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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


LXXI, No. 80


Presidents Take
No WSU Action
No Plans for Future Discussion
On United Policy, Says Group Head
The Michigan Council of State College Presidents yesterday
failed to take action on Wayne State University's month-old proposal
for a common policy toward Communists wishing to speak on cam-


Council President Victor Spathelf of Ferris Institute said the
Council had not discussed any statement on a common speaker policy
for all the state schools. He said that he had heard of no plans to
debate the matter at future meet-
ings, and added, "A united state-
S ment of policy wasn't judge nec-
St d aeeisWSU President Clarence Hil-
Coor- al ation berry, a member of the Council,
said that his school still wanted
[ Cf a joint speaker policy, but point-
Ooleges ed out that it was up to the ad-
ministrative boards of the indi-
vidual schools to approve such ac-
The Michigan Council of State tion, and that if several boardsj
College Presidents adjourned its decided to work on a Joint speaker
two-day session yesterday after policy the matter could be brought
renewing its studies of factors up before another meeting of the
impeding the coordination of the Council.
programs of member schools. Spathelf noted that the Coun-
The studies, which will provide cil had endorsed WSU's policy,
data requested by last year's ap- which permits Communists to lec-
propriations bill, seek to imple- ture if their purpose is of edu-
ment the following goals: cational rather than propaganda
1) The development of uniform value.
budgeting and accounting prac- Opposition to WSU's position,
tices among all nine member which last year replaced a 10 year
schools. old ban on Communists, has pro-
2) The creation of a formula for duced a petition campaign urging
estimating the nature of the in- reinstatement of the old ruling.
structional load at state institu- A declaration by State Sen. Elmer
tions by means of computing credit Porter (R-Blissfield) that the Sen-
hours, and distribution of stu- ate Appropriations Committee,
dents into freshmen, sophomores, which he heads, would not in-
etc. This would replace the less crease WSU's funds in future
accurate head count of all stu- budgets unless WSU reinstated the
dents, which is currently used. speaker ban, has also brought
3) The updating of J. D. Russel pressure upon the school's Board
study statistics on average salaries of Governors.
paid to teachers and non-teach-
ing employes of the schools.
Changes in class sizes during the
past two years will also be charted,3
to aid the Council members in
estimating their need for expanded taeb ler
Council President Victor Spat- ,
helf of Ferris Institute said that Ann Arbor resident Neil Staebler,
the Council was looking for a outgoing chairman of the State
coordinator who would harmonize Democratic Party, confirmed yes-
the budget proposals of the mem- terday that he is considering an
ber schools, and help to avoid offer of a teaching position in
duplication of facilities, but added political science with an Eastern
that so far a suitable applicant university.
had not been found. Noting that Staebler refused to name the
the job called for "top-level, university involved, but an Associ-
proven ability and experience," ated Press report has indicated
Spathelf added that "there are not that the institution is either Har-
many people in the nation avail- yard or the University of Massa-
able "who meet our standards." chusetts.
The Democratic chairman ex-
pressed his reluctance to "pulling,
p A up roots" in Ann Arbor.
Marvin L. Niehuss, Vice-Presi-,
To Advocate dent and Dean of Faculties, indi-1
cated that to the best of his;
Ct"" knowledge, the University is not
Con-uon Votes preparing to offer Staebler a post.
Staebler remarked that the re-'
LANSING OP) - A bi-partisan cent offer is consistent with the'
legislative committee yesterday direction in which "I expect to
agreed to recommend two special move." He is scheduled to speak
elections for selection of delegates Feb. 12 at Harvard University on1
to a constitutional convention if "The Future of American Poli-
the convention proposal meets tics."
voter approval in April. Staebler repeated that he is not
The Senate and House group interested in any governmental
rejected a proposal by citizens for job.
Michigan to conduct a primary He has also been mentioned as,
delegate election simultaneously a possible replacement for Thomas
with the regular April 3 election. H. E. Quimby of Grand Rapids as
Four city and county clerks told national committeeman fromJ
the committee the joint election Michigan. Previously, Staebler hadI
would confuse voters and election been considered as a likely choice
workers and pose serious mechani- for the national Democratic chair-
cal problems in precincts using manship.
vnJW.A LLLmuUin

To A.rise
The question of whether Voice
party or Student Government
Council should control local pub-
licity for the food and fund-raising
project to aid Fayette and Hay-
ette and Haywood counties, Tenn.
may arise at tonight's Council
Voice is now coordinating the
national project, and will ask SGC
to calendar the local drive.
Roger Seasonwein, '61, will pro-
pose that an SGC committee send
a letter to student organizations,
faculty and administration and
community organizations explain.
ing the drive. Other parts of his
motion deal with distributing
mimeographed fliers in the area,
encourageing student participa-
tion in the project, and giving
aid to the local organizers.
Plans Communications
Carol Cohen, '64, who is co-
chairman with Seasonwein of the
project for Voice, announced that
the party is already contacting
civic organizations to explain the
drive. She said that Voice plans
to communicate with other stu-
dent organizations soon.
"We certainly want SGC sup-
port for what we're doing, but I
think we can handle the local
Prefers SGC
Seasonwein thinks SGC can fi-
nance the local campaign more
easily than Voice, and ought to
coordinate it for that reason.
Daily Editor Thomas Hayden,
'61, will introduce a motion asking
the chemistry department to dis-
continue use of non-academic
evaluation cards in its basic
courses. The motion contends
that evaluation of a student's
loyalty to the United States by
an instructor, and the potentiaf
use of such evaluations is con-
trary to democratic princilpes.
Hayden will also introduce a
motion to request a clarification
of specific points in University
bylaw 8.11, which contains the
University's restrictions on lec-
tures. SGC would ask the Univer-
sity Committee on Lectures
whether affiliation with the Com-
munist party is sufficient reason
to deny University facilities for
a lecture and whether the ap-
parent intent of the bylaw differs
from its actual implementation.
To Ask Committee
Seasonwein will move to estab-
lish a committee to examine the
practices and policies of Joint
Judiciary Council.
The motion asks for an examin-
ation of the due process granted to
alleged violators of University
regulations, the revisions of Uni-
versity regulations being suggested
by Joint Judic, and the body's
theoretical and actual relationship
to the offices of the Deans of Men
and Women, the Subcommittee on
Discipline, and the Committee on
Student Conduct.
Riot On Cuba
Pro- and anti-Castro demonstra-
tors fought in the streets last
night in anticipation of a govern-
ment decision on future relations
with Fidel Castro's Cuban regime.


The nation's consumers are un-
easy about business trends and
their own financial situation, but
the recent sharp downward turn
in consumer sentiment and will-.
ingness to buy has been checked.
"Knowing of adverse economic
developments, most people antici-
pate no further change for the
worse, but they see little reason for
early improvement," the Survey
Research Center's latest survey of
consumer attitudes and inclina-
tion to buy, reports.
"The new data are consistent
with the notion that the present
recession will remain unusually




The Center's index of consumer
attitudes is substantially the same
as it was in ,May and August,
standing between the extremes of
optimism recorded in 1955-58 and
the alarm and pessimism of early
Growing Awareness
The survey indicates "widespread
and growing awareness of un-
favorable economic developments."
The expectation of "good times"
in the coming year has lessened
since May in eVery income group;
more than half of the people in-
terviewed reported unemployment
in their community and, a larger
proportion reported worries about
job security and unemployment




Adams A sks Court
o Throw Out Sui
Paul L. Adams, state Attorney General, has asked the United
States Supreme Court to dismiss the suit filed by August F. Scholle
against the State Senate.
Adams wants the case thrown out because he claims that the 14th
Amendment does not apply to the apportionment of congressional
The amendment forbids a state to deny any citizen "the equal
protection of the laws."
Wants 'Protection'
Scholle, who is trying to force the senatorial district boundaries
change so that senators represent population, not area, claims that

Sees Boost

To Economy
YPSILANTI (--Gov. John B.
Swainson yesterday reported he
has high hopes that the new Ken-
nedy administration will provide
a "national impetus" to the econ-
omy that will benefit Michigan
several ways.
Returning from a half-hour con-
ference with the President-elect
in New York, Swainson told news-
men he received assurances that
the administration will back pro-
grams benefitting Michigan in
critical areas of unemployment,
medical care for the aged and
federal aid to education.
Swainson said he asked for the
conference to advise Kennedy of
Michigan's needs in these and
other areas.
He said Kennedy agreed that
Michigan, with 227,000, or eight
per cent of the total labor force
unemployed as of Dec. 15, has a
critical joblessness situation.
"He agreed that the auto indus-
try is so vital as to make this a
matter of national concern.'"

he does not have "equal protec-
tion" because he lives in an under-'
represented area.
He said he is "appalled" that
Adams is trying to "Justify legis-
lative misrepresentation."
He is fighting only for "a demo-
cratic government that, does not
make third-class citizens out of
some and a privileged class out of
others" through unequal represen-
Asks Hearing
Scholle asked that his case, de-
feated in the Michigan Supreme
Court, be heard along with a suit
that has been brought againstthe
Tennessee legislature.
A victory would probably invali-
date the apportionment in a num
ber of states, Prof. John White of
the political science department
"If the Supreme Court decides
in favor of Scholle, it would go
against judicial precedent, but the
court's acceptance of the Ten-
nessee case indicates it is at least
willing to discuss the question
which had previously been re-
garded as well-settled," he said.
Thus the reapportionment prob-
lem would go to the Michigan leg-
islature and if it was not solved,
Michigan's senators would prob-
ably have to be elected at large.

vung mcnines
The committee, appointed by
Republican and Democratic cau-
cuses in both houses, also backed
proposed partisan election of con-
vention delegates. Citizens for
Michigan, a statewide group which
promoted the constitutional con-
vention vote, authorized in the
November election, called for dele-
gate selection on a non-partisan
Rep. Robert E. Waldron, (R-
Grosse Pointe) said the legislative
committee favors a primary elec-
tion in June "after school is out
and before vacation begins." The
final election, they said, sould
be held in September some time
after Labor Day.
Senator Asks
Delay In Vote
WASHINGTON (P)-Democratic
leader Mike Mansfield moved yes-
terday to push aside the Senate's
fight over its anti-filibuster rule


Student Report Criticizes Cuban Policyled

A conference room in the Union
filled with faculty, students, and
recent visitors to Cuba reflected
the "ordered chaos" of ideas on
the controversial Cuban situation.
Sponsored by the Committee for
Improved Cuban-American Re-
lations, last night's program, "Re-
port and Controversy" commenced
with reports on Cuban life and
terminated in an open discussion
of such questions as Communism
in Cuba, popular opinion of the
revolution, and the New York
Times' suggestion of a possible
U. S. invasion of Cuba.
Students who visited Cuba over
vacation reported that tremen-
dous progress has been made un-

Cuba. Modern schools and bill-
boards along the roads reading
"Illiterate-Learn to Read" attest
to the great efforts being made
in the vital area of education.
Ann Arbor resident Joe Harri-
son, a Negro, in citing the remark-
able degree of integration and
respect for Negroes existing in
Cuba, told of his sadness in leav-
ing Cuba and his realization that
"it would be 600 miles before he
would again be treated like a hu-
man being."
Criticisms were leveled by par-
ticipants and audience at certain
deficits of the Castro regime, par-
ticularly the restrictions of free-
dom of speech, lack of an anti-
Castro paper, the replacement of
courts by revolutionary tribunals,
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