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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom

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Growing overcast with
possible rain Thursday



Moderates Push
State Income Tax
Passage Appears Imminent as Bill
Comes to Senate Floor for Debate
The first major step in passing a state income tax will be made in
the Senate today.
Sen. Stanley G. Thayer (R-Ann Arbor), leader of the coalition of
Democrats and moderate Republicans desiring the passage of an
income tax, said last night the tax program now bottled up in the
powerful Senate Taxation Committee will be brought to the floor for
econsideration. The action will

Hatcher Reports on

Tour from Peru

.moderate leader

PoHock Hits
GOP Action
Despite heavy criticism from
Prof. James K. Pollock of the
political science department, a
Republican delegate to the Con-.
stitutional Convention, Republi-
can plans for a change in district-
ing of seats in the Legislature ap-
peared safe yesterday.
Prof. Pollock attacked a part
of the Republican proposal which'
would increase the size of the Sen-
ate by four members-one. each,
for Wayne, Oakland, Genessee and
Macomb counties.
The action would be temporary,
pending the 1970 census. After the
census, there would be reappor-
tionment on a formula giving 80
per cent weight to population and
20 per cent to area. ,
Although Senate districts will be
"unfrozen" in theory, Prof. Pol-
lock said that no change was in
sight for 22 nonmetropolitan seats.
"The Senate will continue to
have a majority made up of the
very same districts frozen into the
Constitution in 1952," he added.
Prof. Pollock said the Legis-
lative Organization Committee's
report, which has the support of
most Republican delegates, "seems
to favor reform," but its plans
tend to keep the situation un-
Delegate John A. Hannah (R-
East Lansing), chairman of the
sponsoring committee, defended
the Senate plan. "It's very easy
to make destructive criticism of
f any proposal,", he said.
"We wanted to give representa-
tion to all important groups in
Michigan's economy-tourists, ag-
riculture, mining, manufacturing
and urban areas.
Delegates rejected a Democratic
substitute for the Republican
plan. The substitute calls for a
38-member Senate equally divided
between both parties. Senators
would vote on bills in ratio to
the number of votes they received
at their election.,

come in a form of a motion
by Sen. Frank G. Beadle (R-St.
Clair), majority caucus leader, to
discharge the taxation committee.
Thayer has explained earlier that
this is a form of censure which is
necessary only because Sen. Clyde
H. Geerlings (R-Holland), head
of the taxation committee, has
said that no income tax will ever
come out of his committee.
Income Tax
Once the income tax program
is out of committee, the coalition
will wait a few days to decide the
exact nature of the program they
wish to pass, Thayer said.
This afternoon, after the Senate
has met, Gov. John B. Swainson
will address a joint session of both
houses of the Legislature.
Thayer said the address will be
delivered in light of the knowledge
that the income tax will have been
freed of the taxation committee.
Coalition Passes
The tax program the coalition
passes will only use amended bills
now in the Senate. No part of the
final program will originate in the
House, Thayer said.
This is a change from the coali-
tion position of last week when
they planned to use a temporary
nuisance tax package originating
m the Senate, according to Thayer.
Tax Passage
This change comes just two days
after an income tax package intro-
duced into the House by Rep. Rollo
G. Conlin (R-Tipton), head of the
House Taxation Committee, was
strongly criticized by Democrats
including the governor.'
Thayer indicated the coalition'
has more than the necessary 18
votes to pass the motion to dis-
charge the committee, but would
not reveal the exact number.
Syrian Junta
Desires Unity
Am'Ong Arabs
DAMASCUS (P)-The military
high command yesterday followed
up its suppression of a pro-Nasser
rebellion in the north with a
declaration that unity with the
liberated Arab powers is its prime
Naming neither President Gamel
Nasser's United Arab Republic nor
any other nation, the high com-
mand said unity must be establish-
ed "on a thoroughly studied basis
ensuring no future errors."
(Radio Cairo charged that' Da-
mascus "authorities were "breaking
their pledge to abide by the Homs
Conference resolutions," meaning
decisions reached by high com-
mand and pro-Nasser negotiators
at the city of Homs Sunday.
A merger of Syria and Egypt in
the United Arab Republic was
shattered'last Sept. 28 by a mili-
tary revolt amid charges that
Nasser had turned Syria into a
concentration camp.
Restoration of Syria's ties with
Cairo was the aim of the Aleppo-
based army uprising.

Says Future
Of Education
'Looks Good'
Sees Student Unrest
As'Settling Down'
From Lima, the capital of Peru,
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher reported yesterday by tel-
ephone that the future for educa-
tion in Venezuela and Peru "looks
The globe-trotting President, on
a month-long tour for the Ford
Foundation, left Ann Arbor March
8 on a two-nation junket to sur-
vey the possibilities to further the
foundation's Overseas Develop-
ment Program for Latin America
and the Caribbean.
Student Unrest
In Venezuela, he reported to The
Daily, there has been a great deal
of student unrest, which has caus-
ed the universities to close their
doors. However, the situation is
settling down, he said, and several
of the institutions have resumed
their classes.
"Things are getting straightened
out," he reported. "The unrest has
been largely political, stirred up by
professional agitators."
He added that the trouble has
centered mainly in the economics
and humanities schools of the uni-
versities and that the profession-
al schools were not involved.
Autonomy of Universities
"The agitators had been using
the autonomy of the universities
to their advantage," he said, since
the government did not keep con-
stant watch on their activities be-
hind the educational facade.
The President reported the
"buildings and equipment in Peru
are quite inadequate and the stu-
dent enrollment has been climb-
ing steadily." The universities are
not prepared to handle the influx.
The President spent three weeks
in Venezuela and visited all the
universities, including Centraland
Oriente, where much of the politi-
cal trouble has centered.
Various Officials
He said that the various educa-
tional officials were to get ahead
with their programs, and that he
saw great possibilities-for finan-
cial assistance in both countries.
President Hatcher added that he
had "several areas" he would rec-
ommend to the foundation for
their consideration for inclusion in
the Overseas program, but that
he would reserve specific .details
for his report, which he will pre-
pare when he arrives in this coun-
try Monday.
Many Officials
He added that he had conferred
with many officials in both coun-
tries on both political and edu-
cational matters and he found
great enthusiasm for both educa-
tional progress and President John
F. Kennedy's Alliance for Prog-
"They are mainly concerned
with the more overriding socio-
political aspects of the program at
this time," he said. "But they are
hoping ultimately to avail them-
selves of the full benefits."
The President, as head of the
Pord delegation, is serving on his
second such assignment. He visit-
ed the Soviet Union in much the
same capacity in 1959.






Council De







]Plan Return
To Algeria
For Exiles
Come-Back To Occur
Before Referendum
TUNIS ()-The Algerian Na-
tionalist Government in exile is
drawing up plans for a mass re-
turn of its supporters to Algeria
before the crucial self-determina-
tion referendum.
The project now under study by
nationalist ministers calls for the
return of 10,000 Algerian civil ser-
vants from Morocco, Tunisia and
United Arab Republic and the es-
tablishment of nationalist press
services in Algeries.
In principle, an all-Algerian vote
to elect a parliament and name a
government should follow- self de-
termination within several months.
At this stage, no Algerian na-
tionalist doubts that the self-
determination referendum later
this year will result in independ-
ence. Most Algerian politicians
here are already preoccupied with
the problems connected with in-
dependence and with consolidation
of their power in a new Algeria.
Many agree that the birth of the
new nation will be extremely pain-
ful and marked by internal clash-
. "The hardest year of our
struggle is ahead," somberly said
a nationalist minister.
The main preoccupation of the
provisional Algerian government,
based in the Tunisian capital for
the past 3/2 years, is to win con-
trol of Algeria after independence.
The nationalist regime is well
equipped to face this task. It has
a well developed administrative
apparatus and is backed by a
tough and disciplined army of
40,000 men based in Tunisia and
It takes credit for leading Al-
geria's struggle for independence
and negotiating an accord with
Yet there are some dissensions
and personality clashed within the
rebel regime which eventually
could become more dramatic.
In addition, a sizable part of the
rebel setup inside Algeria appears
opposed to a sweeping takeover
of the country by the "emigres"-
their name; for the Algerian na-
tionalists who left the country to
conduct the rebellion from the
For the time being, the nation-
alist officials here believe -their
takeover of the country will not
encounter serious , obstacles. They
intend to make sure of this by
bringing into Algeria as soon as
possible all Algerian nationalists
who have been working in the
Moroccan, and Tunisian adminis-
trations as well as those residing
in other Arab nations.


-Daily-Jerome Starr
HEARING-Dr. Sidney Smock, counsel for Sigma Nu fraternity, explains the organization's case to.
a Student Government Council hearing last night. He warned that a deadline may force the dis-
banding of the fraternity as the organization's low stature does not put it in any condition to fight
bias regulations at this summer's Grand Chapter convention.
Regents,S Share

* *


k Regents and Student Govern-
ment Council members discovered
they shared many common con-
cerns about the University and the
student's role in it when the two
groups met together last month.
The unofficial transcript of the
dinner meeting, released this week,
shows that discussion ranged over
many topics, including the inde-
pendence of the Regents from ad-
ministration control and possibil-
ity of public Regents meetings,
campus dissatisfaction with non-
academic regulations and the Of-
fice of Student Affairs Study Re-
port, the problems and state of
Health of SGC, and student aware-
ness and interest in extra-curric-
ular activities.
Rocked in Cradles
Regent Donald Thurber of De-
troit objected to the theory that
University administrators keep the
governing board "happily rocked
in a cradle," pointing out that few

administrators accept this notion
empirically. While administrators
are questioned and consulted heav-
ily by the Regents, they are not
manipulators, he said.
Explaining that the Regents
were emphasizing accessibility and
were reaching beyond the admin-
istration for ideas, Thurber called
on the Council for suggestions and
requests. In response to a remark
by Robert Ross, '63, the Regents
then pledged to consider the ques-
tion of opening their meetings to
the general public. Only represen-
tatives of the press are now al-
OSA Study
Much of the discussion centered
around the OSA study report
which the Regents had discussed
informally with study committee
members and on which the Coun-
cil had just drafted its recom-
Brian Glick, '62, asked the Re-
gents if they were going to change

Finalists Argue Case as Justice Stewart.

British Balloting Depends
On Success of Incumbents
The outcome of British national elections is determined mostly by
the success of the party in power, the campaign usually makes little
difference, Prof. David Butler, political scientist from Oxford Uni-
versity and visitinghonors lecturer, said yesterday.
Prof. Butler, author of several books on the last three general
elections in Britain, maintained that citizens vote in terms of domestic
politics at the time, not primarily
on international issues. "Bread
andbutter issues count more in
elections," Prof. Butler indicated.
PresidesCampaign Issues
Contrasting British and Ameri-
. can campaign issues, he said that
It is rather unusual for so many in American politics administra-
Supreme Court cases to be post- tions are blamed for the mistakes
poned until the next term, Justice of the past. In Brita scape goat
Potter Stewart of the United Only in 1945 was the Conservative
States Supreme Court said yester- party rejected for getting the
day in a WUOM interview., country into war.
To say these cases are being , The Conservative party has been
deferred until the newly appointed in office for about three-quarters
justice, Byron White, can cast the of a century, but Britain does-have.
deciding vote, is jumping to con- three parties. The Liberals are no
clusions, Justice Stewart said. longer a dying party; they are re-
However, for significant cases covering slightly, he said.
that come before the Court, it is Indiffirent Politics
important to have a full court Although Britons may practice
pass on them. Justice Stewart said an "indifferent kind of politics"
ted. was pleased White had been toward foreign affairs, the bomb
appointed, and nuclear testing "will come up
He cited the recent Tennessee in the 1963 election," Prof. Butler

student affairs administration sig-
nificantly after the time and work
put into recommendations and
opinions by various student, fac-
ulty and alumni groups.,
Regent Allen Sorenson of Mid-
land said he would be "surprised"
if the OSA report were not sub-
stantially implemented. Regent
Eugene B. Power of Ann Arbor
stressed that the Regents are
aware of the interest in the OSA
and "share the concern that stu-
dent affairs be administered in the
best possible manner."
Not Transmitted
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis told Coun-
cil members that their opinion on
the OSA report would not neces-
sarily be transmitted by him to the
Regents, since he was still in the
process of receiving opinions and
formulating'his own recommenda-
tions to the Regents.
Some of the Regents said the
Council could present whatever it
wished to present directly to the
Regents, "since this is anyone's
prerogative." Some Regents.ex-
pressed a desire to see the Coun-
cil's OSA recommendations in the
near future.
Current Problems
In discussing current problems
of the SGC, Council President
Richard Nohl, '62BAd, cited com-
munications with other segments
of the University and the burdens
of ex-officio Council members as
two major ones.
In response to a question, Nohl
said that the Council's goals could
not be stated cohesively, "but can
be broadly conceived as working to
make the University a better one."
He cited the work being done on
the questions of fraternity dis-
crimination, participation in the
National Student Association, in-
ternal educational programs and
streamlining of administrative
Low Number
Regent Sorenson asked about
the low number of candidates run-
ning for election to SGC. Ross said
that increasing academic pressure
was turning students'from partici-
pation in activities which place
high demands on time and energy.
SGC ,Executive Vice-President
Richard G'sell, '63E, doubted that
See SGC, Page 2
AEC Sets Aside
Pacific Test Area
WASHINGTON (?)-The Atomic

Smock Acts
As Counsel
For Group
Hearings To Continue
After Spring Recess
If Student Government Council
sets a deadline at the end of this
semester by which Sigma Nu fra-
ternity must comply with Univer-
sity rulings on discrimination
clauses, the group will be forced
to disband.
Dr. Sidney Smock, counsel for
the local Sigma Nu chapter, Gam-
ma Nu, who spoke for the group
at the SGC hearing last night,
explained there is little hope of
the group securing a waiver
(The SGC deliberations will con-
tinue after vacation.)
The investigation of the chap-
ter, whichmust be conducted be-
fore a waiver will be granted,
might not be sufficiently favorable
to merit granting a waiver, Dr.
Smock believed.
The local presently is on social
probation, in debt, second lowest
in scholastic standing and has only
18 members living in its 39-capa-
city house.
A member of the Sigma Nu High
Council will be visiting campus to-
morrow, but there has been no in-
dication if the visit will have any
relation to the waiver.
Smock said the chapter was in
violation of the University Bylaw
but if the deadline recommended
by the Committee on Membership
at the end of this semester were
set, the chapter "will be the first
victim of attempts to get rid of
all bias."
Both University Bylaw 2.14 and
the SGC Regulation on Member-
ship Selection in Student Orga-
nizations prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race, religion, color,
creed, national origin or, ances-
He proposed setting a deadline
for fall of 1964. During the inter-
vening years the group will have
two opportunities to push for the
removal of the bias clause at na-
tional conventions.
Dr. Smock also pointed out that
the chapter has been "100 per cent
cooperative" and has pushed fqr
removal of the bias clause at con-
ventions and through letters to all
local chapters in the past.
In regard to a deadline Dr.
Smock pointed out that during a
phone conversation with the na-
tional secretary it was explained
to him that the national will
grant a waiver only if there is a
deadline applicable to all student
organizations on the campus.
Later some question was raised
to the status of this requirement.
Apply for Waiver
The group has voted to apply
for a waiver, but technically has
not done so. During his state-
ments, Vice-President for Student
Affairs James A. Lewis, explained
that he could not sign the waiver,
which must be signed by a Uni-
versity official, because it asked
a date deadline and none had been
He said, however, that he
had sent a notarized letter to the
effect that the chapter here was
in danger of having recognition
Walter Dennison and Charles
Gilbert, alumni of the local chap-
ter testified as friends of the court,
emphasizing that the efforts of
the local in the past to remove
the bias clauses.
Alumni of Chapter
Dennison emphasized that the
alumni of the chapter were in

full support of the elimination of
the bias clause not only at the
local but also at the national level.
He also explained that the Uni-
versity chapter had set the

The four finalists in the championship round of the 38th annual
Campbell Competition presented their oral arguments yesterday to a
"Supreme Court" with Justice Potter Stewart of the United States
Supreme Court presiding.
The other members on the Campbell Competition bench were
Judge Sterry R. Waterman of the United States Court of Appeals, De-
troit Police Commissioner George Edwards, Dean Allan F. Smith and
Prof. B. James George of the Law School.
The Campbell Competition is an annual argument of a case of
particular interest and note, David Dykhouse, '63L, chairman of the
Campbell Committee, said.
This year the case involved the state prosecution of a private
wire-tapper who used the information for black mail and commercial
purposes. The state based its case on wire tapping evidence with a
court order. The defendant appealed his case saying that the state
statutes were unconstitutional.


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