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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom

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Warmer, rain in afternoon;
colder tonight with snow.

See Page 4

LXXII, No. 93



Sad Weather Delays
ianaveral Launching
Attempt Postponed 24 Hours
Due to 'Storm-Tossed Atlantic'
By The Associated Press

Cuban Ambassador
IWalks Out of OAS
WASHINGTON (P)--Cuba walked out of the Organization of
American States yesterday moments after the OAS Council took
formal notice of the exclusion of Fidel Castro's Communist govern-
ment from the Inter-American system.
The, Council had met to implement the exclusion resolution
adopted last month at Punta Del Este, Uruguay. Cuba's walkout
makes further action merely symbolic. However, some more formali-
,ties may be necessary. Formal

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ed States called off its ninth
scheduled attempt to launch As-
tronaut John H. Glenn Jr., around
the world early today for fear he
would be lost in the storm tossed
The tenth attempt was set for
The on-again, .off-again situa-

tion apparently has failed to un-
settle Glenn. He was described by
space officials as still calm and
taking the fluctuating situation
It was clear both at Canaveral
and Washington that the govern-
ment was determined to get Glenn
off just as soon as conditions
would safely permit.
At his news conference yester-
day President John F. Kennedy
was asked if it might not be wiser
to postpone the orbital attempt
until spring when weather con-
ditions might be more reliable. The
President said such a delay would
"slow our whole space program
down at a time when we are mak-
ing a concentrated effort."
"I know," the President added,
"it is a strain on Col. Glenn and'
it has delayed our program and
it puts burdens on all of those
who must make these decisions as
to whether the mission should go
or not."
The 5 p.m. advisory from the
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration yesterday also
"The stormy weather now along
part of the Mercury track in the
Central Atlantic is expected to
improve slowly.
"A storm currently developing
off the East coast of the United
States should move out to sea
threatening to cause more stormy
conditions near some recovery
areas in the western Atlantic."
Weather forced the eighth post-
ponement early yesterday. After
receiving the word, Glenn break-
fasted, returned to bed about 2:45


Votes NSA


.expects contract

May Teach
AID Projeel
A formal report regarding a
proposed contract between the
Agency for International Develop-
ment (AID) and the College of
Engineering to undertake a co-
operative program in engineering
education in;Brazil has been sub-
mitted for approval to AID offi-
cials in Washington.
Prof. James C. Mouzon, associ-
ate dean of the engineering col-
lege, compiled the report. "It is
my expectation that the contract
will be awarded in late spring," he
said. "If all things go as expected
we hope to have University fac-
ulty teaching in Brazil by August."
During the spring of 1.961 'the
College of Engineering was re-
quested by AID to consider engag-
ing in a cooperative program in
engineering education in Brazil.
Specifically it was suggested that
the University undertake such a
program in cooperation with AID
and the Institute of Aeronautics
(ITA) at San Jose Dos Campos,
Brazil, and one or two other in-
stitutions, Prof. Mouzon explained.
Makes Trip
As a result of this request, Prof.
Mouzon and Prof. Brymer Wil-
liams of the engineering college
made a trip to Brazil in early De-
cember to determine the nature of
the problems and the feasibility of
a cooperative program by the Uni-
They studied in detail the situ-
ation at ITA, Prof. Mouzon said.
They also spent some time at the
University of San Paulo examin-
ing the work in haval architecture
and marine engineering, to which
the University has been contribut-
ing for about two and a half years..
The institute was established in
1950 by the Air Ministry, Prof.
Mouzon explained. It was an effort
to build an institution free from
all the traditional ills in the Bra-I
zilian educational system.
High Calibre
The institution is of a very high
calibre, Prof. Mouzon noted. "It
was refreshing to see the progress
that has been made 'in so short a
period by a young institution with
a very high turnover in its staff,"
he added.
Prof. Mouzon's report recom-
mends a long range program of
eight to ten years. The basic ob-
jective as stated in the report is
to "strengthen the Brazilians'
competence in the fundamental
areas of engineering and science
(including mathematics as is judg-
ed desirable), develop laboratories
and libraries as required, and ini-
tiate and expand graduate work
and research programs."
Tf +the.,m.iAr+f. . award.A the

Students Set
For 'Project'.,
in Washington
"More than 75 University stu-
dents will travel to Washington
today to participate in a confron-
tation of key government officials
in which they will present a pro-
gram of positive initiatives to end
the arms race," Richard Magidoff,
'63, spokesman for the delegation,
said last night.
The students will travel to
Washington in two chartered buses
which will leave at 7:30 p.m. in
front of the Michigan Union.
The delegation will join with
thousands of other students to
"demand an end to the armaments
race which leads us towards a
world in which, whether in war or
peace, none of us will want to live;
and demand that steps be taken
to reverse the process and to re-
new -the long and nobler struggle
-now almost forgotten-for peace
and freedom for all men."
In addition to the confronta-
tion, the students will attend a
large rally where they will hear
addresses by Norman Thomas,
Emil Mazey, Leo Szilard and oth-
On campus, sympathetic stu-
dents will demonstrate their sup-
port of the project by wearing
white armbands.
The delegation will return Sun-

Asks Change
In Program
LANSING WP)-Gov. John B.
Swainson called yesterday for ex-
tensive revamping of the State
Unemployment Compensation Pro-
gram to increase benefits and
lengthen the duration, widen
coverage and pump more cash in-
to the ailing benefits funds.
The Governor, in a 6,000-word
message to the Legislature, said
Michigan has lagged "shamefully"
behind other states in improving
jobless benefits.
Michigan'saverage maximum.
weekly benefit of $39.38 ranks 24th
in the nation, he said.
Lawmakers, he said, have been
"blackmailed" into inaction by
arguments that increased benefits
would worsen Michigan's business
"The business climate argument
is a form of blackmail to which
no self-respective state can af-
ford to submit."
Swainson proposed: raising
benefits each year for the next
six years to a miximum base of
$55, or 50 per cent of the average
weekly wage of $110. In addition,
a worker would collect $3 for
each dependent up to a maximum
of $5. The top rate thus would
move up from $55 to $70.
Officials of the Michigan Em-
ployment Security Commission
estimated the program would in-
crease employer payments to the
jobless pay fund by 18 per cent
immediately. Based on total pay-'
ments of $150 million last year,
the increase would be $27 million.
He suggested: 1) liberlizing dis-
qualification rules for persons who
quit voluntarily to six weeks with-'
out cancellation of wage credits,'
2) removing the eligibility require-'
ment that jobless workers must
actively be seeking work in ad-'
dition to registering for work at
the employment service and re-'
porting regularly to check for job
Under the Swainson program
higher benefits would be paid for
by removing restrictions on in-
creasing an employer's tax rate
by more than one per cent in any
T rainees
Trainee meetings for pros-
pective Daily staff members
will be held at 4:15 p.m. today
in the Student Publications,
Bldg. 420 Maynard.
Editorial, business and sports
staff members will explain the
functioning of The Daily and
the personnel program to allr
students interested in joining
the staff.-
No experience is needed.

notice of the Punta Del Este dec-
laration was taken by the Council
President, Alberto Angel of Colom-
bia. He referred any further ac-
tion to the Council's general com-
mittee for urgent study..
Then Cuba's Ambassador, Carlos
M. Lechuga, started to speak. He
was rebuffed by the chairman, who
told him he had not been given
the floor. But Lechuga continued.
Angrily, he told the council that
the chairman's action was illegal
but "we are going to retire."
"We don't want to remain in
this organization," Lechuga said.
"We came here to protest the il-
legality of the act. We're not in-
terested in remaining."
Then the Cuban ambassador
stalked down a short hallway to
the OAS press room tortmake a
final statement to reporters, de-
claring "This final phase of the
OAS proceedings has been shame-
ful" and violated the OAS char-
ter. He said he would return to
Cuba immediately.
Receives Bid
The Michigan Council of Com-
munity College Administrators has
requested a deficiency appropria-
tion of $515,000 from the Michi-
gan Legislature.
Philip J. Gannon, Community
College Administrators legislative
chairman, has submitted the re-
quest to cover unexpected increas-
ed enrollment for the current
year: This request is similar to the
one Wayne State University made
a few months ago with their offer.
to increase their tuition if they
could get a deficit appropriation.
This request wil receive more
consideration and has a better
chance of action than WSU's re-
quest, Rep. Raymond C. Wurzel
(R-Night St.) reported. Wurzel,
chairman of the education com-
mittee, said that the Legislature
considers community colleges as
part of the regular high school
program, and, thus are not re-
sponsible for their own deficits as
are the universities.
The report attached to the Com-
munity College request show that
unexpected enrollment increases+
have boosted the total enrollment
upwards approximately 25 per
cent instead of the 11.2 per cent+
estimated last year.1
This increase makes the total
equated enrollment for the 16+
community colleges expected at
almost 24 thousand students as+
of this June, 30, instead of the
originally estimated 21 thousand.
The request has not been made
into a bill yet but will get action
soon, Wurzel reports.
Legislators received the request+
Tuesday during the regular ses-
sion, but its existence was not
released immediately. Unlike the
WSU deficiency, this one was not
immediately recognized.

Next Month
Council Rejects Move
To Postpone- Ballot
Student Government Council by
7-4 vote with one abstention voted
last night to hold a referendum on
the University's participation in
the National Student Association
at the March 20 and 21 SGC elec-
The motion, introduced by Union
President Paul Carder, '62, and
SGC Treasurer Steven Stockmeyer,
'63, would validate the referendum
if 3,000, or 75 per cent of those
voting for SGC officers ballot on
the proposal.
Student Government Council
unanimously passed an amend-
ment to include initiation and
referendum in the Council Plan
at its meeting last night.
In both the areas of initiating
legislation and of remanding legis-
lation already passed by SGC to
the student body, a petition of
not less thanone thousand sig-
natures is required.
Council itself, by a two-thirds
vote, may remand legislation deal-
ing with specific sections of the
Council Plan to the student body
for approval at the next regularly
scheduled election.
Majority Needed
In both initiative and referen-
dum, a majority of those voting
constitutes adoption of the mo-
tion, except in cases of change of
the Council Plan, which requires
a two-thirds vote.
This action will then be binding
to the Council, subject to its
regular review procedures. How-
ever, the amendment 'states that
"SGC shall not legislate contrary
to a vote by the student body in
an initiative until after the next
regularly scheduled election."
This clause limits the strength
of the word "binding," as the
legislation may be changed after
the next regular election.
Defeats Amendment
The Council defeated the amend-
ment of Administrative Vice-
President Robert Ross, '63, which
stated that legislation could be
remanded by SGC to the stu-
dent body providing Council had
previously acted on the legis-
lation and the action would be-
come effective at least six weeks
before the next regular election.
Ross said the provision that
Council had already acted on the
legislation was made so that ref-
erendum would not become "a
vehicle for irresponsible legisla-
tion and an escape-hatch for
Council." It would still allow
Council to refer matters to the
student body, if necessary, he add-
Union President Paul Carder,
'62, opposed Ross' view, saying he
does not believe the referendum
will be used by Council to "dodge"

Ann Arbor Negroes, seeking to
retain Walter W. Hill as Com-
munity Center executive director,
won the first round in their fight
last night by electing three can-
didates, nominated from the floor
of the center's annual meeting, to
the board of directors.
Probate Judge Francis O'Brien,
Henry Bretton and Mrs. Flora.
Cherot all defeated opponents
nominated by the center's nomi-
nating committee. The member-
ship also passed a motion re-
questing the new board of direc-

Wegm anNotes
House Reaction
Tof Health Bill
A bill currently before the House
Committee on Interstate and For-
eign Commerce which would pro-
vide aid to education for. the
health professions has met with a
generally favorable reaction from
congressmen on 'the committee,
Dr. Myron E. Wegman, dean of the
University's public health school,
said yesterday.
The bill, if passed, would pro-
vide federal grants for construc-
tion of medical, dental, osteopath-
ic and public health teaching f a-
cilities, -extension of research facil-
ities and scholarships to medical,
dental and osteopathic students.
The principal danger to the bill,
Dr. Wegman said, is that it may
become tangled in the general bat-
tle between the President and
Congress over education. While
aid to health professions has
nothing to do with the main con-
troversial issue of aid to parochial
schools, Congress could decide to
pass just one education bill.
If this happens, the one passed
will not be the health professions
Dr. Wegman recently endorsed
the bill in his testimony before
the House committee. At the same
time he proposed an amendment
which would give schools of pub-
lic health a special matching ra-
tio for construction.
As the bill now stands the fed-
eral government and the school
would each supply 50 per cent of
the cost in most cases, with the
federal share rising as high as
one-third for major expansion
Dr. Wegman testified that a
special ratio for public health
schools is justified by their na-
tional and internationalcharac-
'ter. Public health students come
from all over the country and
from abroad and serve the entire
nation, often the entire world.

-Daily-Ed Langs
FILLS VACANCY-Retiring IQC President Thomas Moch was
selected to fill a vacancy yesterday on Student Government Coun-
Negroes Win Beginning
Of Fight To Retain Hill

tors to reconsider its firing of
Hill and to offer him a two-
year contract which will give him
an opportunity to "implement his
John S. Dobson, president of
the board and an outgoing mem-
ber who was not running for re-
election, complained of the "bit-
ter" treatment the board had re-
ceived. He continued in his re-
fusal to disclose the reasons for
Hill's firing.
Makes Charges
Earlier, he had charged that the
protest movement was an at-
tempt by the Ann Arbor chapter
of the National Association for.
the Advancement of Colored
People to take over the center.
Controversy originally stemmed
from the charge that Hill b .td
been dismissed as of the end of
his contract next June because
he had taken a more militant
position on methods for increased
integration than had his prede-
cessor, the late Douglas Williams.
The Rev. Lyman S. Parks,
speaking in Hill's defense said
that the Negro youths of Ann
Arbor often feel "Unless you be-
long to the, crowned group you
have no chances.
'Not Only for Whites'
"I hope that they might rec-
ognize that the University in this
city is not just for a few whites.
The center under Hill can give
the youth of this city the kind of
program that would help them
realize this."
He criticized the board of direc-
tors for "steamrolling" the dis-
'missal over the heads of the
membership when the members
themselves consider Hill's leader-
ship "satisfactory."
James Horn, identifying himself
as a social worker, said, "This cen-
ter needs someone who can get
along with his employers, the
board of directors."
He noted that the hiring anid
firing of the executive director was
a prerogative of the board and
that the members were showing a
lack of confidence and gratitude
in those who had worked through
the years to build up the center.
Motions were also passed to set
up two committees. One of them
will study possible bylaw revisions
for the center and the other will
try to draw up statements of policy
and philosophy,
There will be another general
membership meeting Feb. 28 in
order to select committee mem-
Choose Treasurer
For 'U' Committee
Student Government Council
Treasurer Steven Stockmeyer, '63,
was appointed to the University

Moch Picked
To Occupy
Vacant Seat
Stages Interviews;
Council Fails To Fil
Vos-Vacated Seat
Student Government Counc
last night selected outgoing Inter
Quadrangle Council Presiden
Thomas Moch to fill the sea
vacated by the resignation of Wi
liam Gleason, '63.
The Council made its decislo:
,after 20 minute interviews wit:
Moch, Fernando Batlle, '64A&I
and James Walter, Grad, and
50 minute executive session.
"Due to the number of impor
tant issues which the Council Wi
be facing in the next weeks, 804
felt the need to appoint a perso:
with the background and exper
fence in the issues," a Counc
statement explained.
At Interview
"I still have interest in what I
being discussed and believe I ca:
serve well a little bit longer,
Moch told the Council in. hi
Moch indicated he could no
devote the same amount of tim
to SGC as h had been to IQI
when he was its ex-officio mew
Asked if his selection would per
petuate an elite on Council, MiIoc2
replied "I do not see where ther
is much of a, conflict. I would nc
ask to serve on Council If I'fel
it inappropriate."
In the interviewing Moch, in
dicated that Council deliberation
In the area of discrimination ha
been badly fumbled. "The peopi
who first thought SGC shoul
take action in this area failed t
analyze everything.
Stuck with Contradictions
"Now the Council is stuck wit
contradictions, problems and comr
mitments hard to keep. I 'thin
that SGC should start fror
scratch and come up with some
thing that its knows will work."
The Council should not allo
discrimination, he added. Bu
Moch said that he is "not in fave
of pushing things except when th
groups involved are not willin
to go it on their own."
"The Office of Student Affair
Study Committee Report is sig
nificant to what is going on 0:
campus. The Council should loo
at the report closely," Moch saic
Can Get Idea
With four Council members o
the committee, SGC can get
good idea of what was presente
and what was left out and thu
can take a firm stand upon i1
he indicated.
Moch indicated satisfaction wit
Council backing of InterQuad
rangle Council stands. He urge
the Council to seek any change
following regulations, attemptin
to change them if necessary.
The Council declined to fill th
vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of John Vos, '63.
Panel Asks
Salary Hikes
In GovernmenI
WASHINGTON (P)-A presiden
tial panel recommended yesteI'
day raising federal salaries to at
tract and hold in governmen
service men and women with su
perior skills and capabilities.
The panel, headed by Clarenc

Randall, said the pay scale fo
Civil Service, Postal Service, For
eign Service and other service
should be brought up to that pali
to persons doing like work in non
government jobs.
The panel, which studied vari
ous plans for revising federal pay
scales, made no dollars and cent
recommendations. Instead, i
made broad general recommenda-
The groun headed by Randall


SSees Incipient Democracy in Russia

A primitive and incipient de-
mocracy is developing among the
Russian people.
Discovery of this amazed the 31
Peace Marchers who walked from
San Francisco to Moscow last
year, Bradford Lyttle, a leader of
the March, related last night.
They discovered that the Rus-
sian people want freer discussion
and more participation in policy
determination, he said.
Civil Liberties
But, he added, the Russian peo-
ple don't understand the concept
of civil liberties.
"They want freedom for them-
selves, and for Communists in
nther nnntrie hut thv dAn't see

outspokenness of university stu-
dents, the frank and profitable
discussions with Russian citizens
on the way to Moscow, and the
notes handed Peace Marchers.
'Are With You'
One of the notes said, "Do not
believe absolutely the words of
our demagogic officials. We are1
with you." Another said, "The kind
of thinking here is slowly chang-
Lyttle said that the students
the Peace Marchers met with at
the University of Moscow were
more outspoken, aggressive and
uncowed than any students he has
ever met.
He told about the enthusiasm
of peasants and soldiers to read
and discus the 150.000 leaflets

Marchers' five point program: uni-
lateral disarmament, defense by
means of peaceful resistance, re-
fusal to work in armament fac-
tories producing arms, soldier res-
ignation from the military, and
public demonstration against mili-
tary installations.
Lyttle, a medical research engi-
neer, revealed that he was called
a fascist provocateur by opponents
during emotion charged assem-
blies, but that most listened quiet-
ly and attentively.
Peace Marchers
Lyttle said the Peace Marchers
saw "not the slightest vestige" of
a civil defense program in Russia.
And he added that it is not true
that the Russians did not know
that their leaders were conducting




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