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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom


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U' Professors To Head'
Thai Training Center
For Peace Corps Unit'

THAI CENTER-Prof. Marvin Felheim of the English depart-
ment (left) and Dean of State-wide education Harold M. Dorr
plan to, direct the Peace Corps training program here.
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Buyers' Confidence
Returns' in 1961
Consumer confidence in the nation's economy has improved
during the past three months, according to a Survey Research
Center report released today.
"A large proportion of the American people are aware of the
upturn in business conditions, and a growing number judge the
economc outlook for the next 12 months as 'good'," Professors
George Katona and Eva Mueller of the economics department,
program directors at the center, stated in their third measure-
mient for 1961 on consumer attitudes.
They cautioned that these findings indicate "recovery and
not a boom" as far as consumer spending is concerned.
The researchers speculated that increases in personal income,
which are likely in the period ahead, will increase the consumer's
ability to buy and provide an additional stimulus to consumer
The most striking change over the last three months,
according to the survey, has been in the public's appraisal of
business conditions.
In May-June, 1961, there was an even division between those
who judged business was better than during the previous year
and those who judged that it was worse. The findings of! the
recent survey indicated that more than three times as many
people thought conditions were better instead of worse.
Consumers are expected to make a sizable contribution to
business recovery in coming months, as shown by growing opinion
that attractive buys are available in household goods, cars and

To Pursue,
Four Fields
Gedney, Bowman,
Leetsma To Head
Local Units in Plan
The University will train ap-
proximately 60 Peace Corps volun-
teers for service in Thailand.
Dean of State-wide Education
Harold M. Dorr said yesterday the
University has signed a contract
for establishment of the Thailand
training center here.
"All volunteers will receive a
'common core' training program,"
Prof. Robert C. Leestma of the
education school explained. In
addition each will specialize in one
of four fields: Teaching English
as a foreign language, malaria
eradication, trade and industrial
education or assisting instruction
at Chulalongkorn University in
The common core program will
consist of five parts: Thai lan-
guage and culture, which will
both be taught under the direction
of Prof. William J. Gedney of
the English department, American
culture and institutions under the
direction of Prof. Marvin Felheim
of the English department, physi-
cal education under Guy G. Reiff
of the Physical Education Depart-
ment and personal health and hy-
giene, under the general super-
vision of Dean Myron E. Wegman
of the school of public health.
Prof. Gedney anticipates that
Americans will encounter diffi-
culties with Thai because it is
a tonal language. It will be hard
for them both to hear and to
imitate the subtle distinctions ina
tone that differentiate word from
Lectures given by specialists,
both from the University and else-
where, discussion groups, films
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Nixon Seeks
In California
Vice-President Richard M. Nixor
last night ended months of spec-
ulation by announcing he will run
f or governor of California next
He promised to serve the ful)
four-year term, if elected, and
declared himself out of the 1964
Presidential race.
The 48-year-old California Re-
publican, who lost the 1960 Presi-
dential election to President John
F. Kennedy, told a televised news
conference that the present state
administration of Democratic Gov,
Edmund G. Brown is in a mess.
Prepared Statement
Brown promptly retorted in a
prepared statement that Nixon
"has surrendered to heavy pres-
sure from Republican bosses in the
East to enter a contest he tried to
avoid, seeking an office he really
does not want, under a four-year
contract he does not intend to
Explaining his decision not to
run again for the Presidency,
Nixon said:
"The next governor must be a
man who will devote not part, but
all of his energies to this job."
Bungling Man
He characterized Brown, who is
expected to seek re-election, as an
"amiable but bungling man (who)
cannot clean up this mess for
which he is at least partially re-
Nixon told more than 100 news-
men in a downtown hotel, that he:

Home Calls for Talks
To Settle Berlin Crisis
UNITED NATIONS (P)-British Foreign Secretary Lord Home
yesterday pledged his country's best efforts to seek a negotiated settle-
ment of the Berlin crisis.
He called for new disarmament talks keyed to President John F.
Kennedy's latest proposals.
Last night the Soviet Union unveiled an eight-point plan it
declared was aimed at easing international tensions and creating an
atmosphere favorable to general t
and complete disarmament.R u k S e
Double-Dealing Rusk eeks
Lord Home spoke to the General
Assembly, where he accused the
Russians of double-dealing in the l
Geneva test ban negotiations. He saarifiittioe
said if world peace is to be assured,
the Soviet Union must drop a NEW YORK M)-Secretary of
policy of setting "man against State Dean Rusk is understood
man" and promoting civil strife. to d Fo Minister
The Soviet plan was distributed ave urge reign str
in the form of a memorandum to Andrei Gromyko yesterday to ex-
United Nations delegations. plain what the Soviets mean by
Among the eight points were "guaranteed access" to West Ber-
such familiar Soviet proposals as: lin after they sign a peace treaty
Renunciation of use of atomic with Communist East Germany.
weapons, a non-aggression pact This is regarded by United
between NATO and Warsaw pact States and allied leaders as a key
powers, withdrawal of foreign point for exploration in determin-
troops from alien territories, and ing whether there is any real basis
measures to lessen danger of sur- for East-West negotiations on a
Urge Investigation peaceful solution of the Berlin
Ghana, India, the United Arab Rs.
Republic and Venezuela meanwhile Rusk and Gromyko met for four
proposed an urgent Assembly in- hours at the Soviet foreign min-
vestigation into the death of ister's headquarters on Upper
Secretary-General Dag Hammar- Park Avenue, beginning with a
skjold in a plane crash in Northern luncheon and ending with an in-
Rhodesia Sept. 17. They said UN tensive two-hour discussion of the
investigators could cooperate with problems of Germany and Berlin.
groups already looking into the When they broke up, Rusk told
cause of the crash. reporters that "we had a very
Behind-the-scenes negotiations good lunch and a very good talk
continued on efforts toward As- and will meet again Saturday
sembly action on a stop-gap morning."
successor to Hammarskjold, but no
Assembly proposals are expected Gromyko said that "our con-
until next week. versations are not concluded."
In a major policy speech to the The talk was understood to have
General Assembly, Lord Home pro- been wide-ranging but to have
jected as sterile the Soviet concept given Rusk no clear indication
of peaceful coexistence at a time whether the Soviets are prepared
when the civilized world faced the to agree to a negotiating formu-
stark choice of whether "it is to la which would be acceptable to
live or die." the Western powers.


-AP wirephoto
TUG-OF-WAR-A 77-year-old woman is caught in an East-West
struggle as she tries to escape from East to West Berlin. An East
Berlin policeman holds her arms, while a West Berliner grabs her
legs. The West Berliner wrenched her free and they fell into the
safety net.

Carder, Sawyer, Nemlaha,
Glick To Represent Council
Fifth, Non-Voting Participant Requested
By Students, Rejected by Reed's Committee
Four members of Student Government Council will participate on
the Study Committee on the Office of Student Affairs as full voting
A fifth, non-voting, student member requested by Student Gov-
ernment Council last week will not be appointed to the committee.
List Delegates
The Council's delegates to the study committee will be Michigan
Union President Paul Carder, '62, Brian Glick, '62, Women's League

President Bea Nemlaha, '62, and
Assembly Association President
Sally Jo Sawyer, '62.
The non-voting member would
have come from a group composed
of the Daily senior staff and. three
members of the SGC Human Re-
lations Board, who compiled in-
formation on the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs this spring.
At last night's SOC meeting,
Council President Richard Nohl,
'62BAd, read the following letter
from Prof. John Reed of the Law
School, study committee chair-
Committee Meets
"The study committee on the
Office of Student Affairs met to-
day with the members of the,
executive committee of the Stu-
dent Government Council and thej
framers of the recent SGC motion
relating to the study committee
(Daily Editor John Roberts, '62
and Brian Glick, '62).
"After full discussion of thet
matter of student memberships on
the study committee, it was con-
cluded-and seemed to be thea
consensus of the entire discussion1
group-that four members of the.
Student Government C ou n e i 1
should serve as members of the
study committee.
"These memberships are with-
out qualification; they imply full1
status in terms of responsibilities
and rights.
No Membership
"It was decided specifically that
there would be no membership for
a fifth student, not a member of
the Council.
Prof. Reed said it was generallyk
agreed not to include the fifth
Resource Person
He said the principle reason was
that the extra member would have
served primarily as a resource
The group from which this
member would have been chosen
confined its study to a limited as-
pect of the Office of Student Af-
At 2 a.m. this morning, Stu-
dent Government Council was a
still in executive session try-c
ing to reach a decision on stu- r
dents to fill the Council's
three vacancies.-
Eighteen students had peti- 1
tioned for the vacancies which
were Created by the resigna-g
tions of Philip Power, '60,
Roger Seasonwein, Grad and
Mary Wheeler, WL. T4 in-
terim appointments Noll ex-
pire at the time of the CouP+ f
cil's fall elections Nov. 7 and t

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World Acts
At Expense
Of Germany
BONN (A) - Foreign Minister
Heinrich von Brentano said last
night efforts are being made in
the world-including in the Unit-
ed States - to settle the Berlin
crisis at Germany's expense.
He told a meeting of members
of Parliament of his Christian
Democratic Party that the Bonn
government must undertake to
persuade its allies that they should
stick to their policy even in times
of crisis.
Brentano said any talks between
Bonn and East Germany were "out
of the question" because recogni-
tion of the Communist regime
would make 17 million East Ger-
mans lose their hope for freedom.
It was the second time in 24
hours thataBrentanobmade refer-
ence to statements by Gen. Lu-
cius D. Clay, President John F.
Kennedy's special representative
in Berlin. Clay caused an uproar
last weekend by saying that West
Germans must face up to the ex-
istence of a Communist East Ger-
man state and that talks between
the two Germanys may have to
come in five or six years.
Brentano said he had inquired
in Washington about Clay's state-
ments and had been assured that

Boulding View's '1984'
At, First SGC Seminar
A bad book, but "all bad books are important and all good books
are bad"-that describes George Orwell's "1984," according to Prof.
Kenneth Boulding's analysis at Student Government Council's opening
reading and discussion seminar.
Over 100 students moved from the packed Honors Lounge to the
Multi-Purpose Room to hear Assistant Dean of Men John Bingley,

1. Made his final decision on
the governorship last night.
2. Will not run on a slate be-
cause "Californians resent ma-
chine politics."
3. Expects the other announced
candidates for the GOP nomina-
tion - former Gov. Goodwin J.
Knight, Assemblyman Joseph Shell
of Los Angeles and ex-Lt. Gov.
Harold J. (Butch) Powers-to re-
main in the primary race.
No Bearing
He said any political opponents
who bring up matters which have
no bearing on his qualifications
for public office "will have to an-
swer their charges and they will
be in the fight of their lives."
Nixon two months ago declared
he would run for governor only if
he decided he was the one man
who could unite California Repub-
licans and unseat the Democratic

U.S. Planes
May Be Sent
For Berlin
By The Associated Press
The United States may detach
almost 500 more jet planes and
thousands of additional troops to
Europe by the end of the year if
the Berlin crisis is not resolved,
Defense Department sources indi-
cated yesterday.
The indication followed reports
that all or most of 18 Air Force
National Guard squadrons alerted
for active duty next Monday will
be sent overseas for any Berlin
The squadrons have a total of
411 jet fighters, most of which are
capable of carrying nuclear, as
well as conventional weapons.
An additional four squadrons
reporting for duty at the same
time are equipped with reconnais-
sance versions of the planes.
At the present, 40,000 additional
troops have been ordered to Eu-
rope. NATO now commands about
5,000 fighter planes on the Euro-
pean continent.
The Army is raising its *ground
forces from 870,000 to over 1 ml-
lion. Another 123,000 Army re-
servists and National Guardsmen
will report for duty next month.
It was noted, however, that the
Guard squadrons would not have
been called to action unless an'
increase in Allied military strength
in Europe had been anticipated.
Negroes Riot
After Police
Arrest Leader
NEWARK W)-More than 600
Negro youngsters rioted outside a
police station yesterday in the
aftermath of a police attempt to
cope with disorderliness outside a
nearby school.
The rioters were dispersed by
fire hoses and no one was serious-
ly hurt.
Nine rock-throwing youths, aged
8 to 14, were arrested.
Police had been called by the
principal of West Kinney Junior
High School to disperse some 200
pupils who were watching a fist
fight between two boys, outside
he school.
Three policemen were attacked
by about a dozen boys when they
sought to send the youngsters
home. A ringleader of the attack
was a 17-year-old youth who was
not a student at the school. P-
ice withheld his real name but
aid he went by the nickname of
Abdulla Muhammad.
The youth tore off the gun and
holster of a policeman and then
ield the gun on the officer. The
outh was then grabbed from be-
hind by a second policeman and
ut under arrest after much kick-
ng and fighting.
Shortly after theyouth had
een taken to a nearby police
tation, more than 600 youngsters
athered outside the station.
U.S. Rejects
[erlin Riunor
tates spokesman denied yester-
ay that the United States or its

Prof. Boulding of the economics
1department, and Prof. James Gin-
din of the English department dis-
cuss Orwell's anti-utopian work.
Melodramatic and sensational,
I1984 "is not a good novel. It hinges
on a pretty constant sentimental-
ity," Prof. Gindin asserted. The
love affair is unconvincing, and
Orwell's fixation with cleanliness
becomes monotonous. He also
found a note of "minor petulance"
in the work which does not really
reflect the issues in our society.
Literary Importance
Dean Bingley and Prof. Bould-
ing, however, maintained that the
book does have importance in
utopian literature. Orwell builds
a society containing the bad-
points of past eras. He shows that
when a utopia is achieved, it may
soon become unpopular because it
is inadequate. I
Prof. Boulding agrees with Or-
well, when he insists that lasting
social systems consist of "necessity,
chance and freedom," all not pro-
vided in a corporate society.
and ain,,,

Rushees Urged To See Many Houses During Rush
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Speakers at last night's Interfraternity Council's mass rush
meeting urged rushees to "view thoroughly" as many houses as they
can and to choose carefully from the system.
IFC President Robert Peterson, '62, said "you owe it to yourselves
to rush."
He noted that "although fraternity men have at times been called
stereotyped, you will find that each house is different, emphasizing
different things."
Fraternity Opportunities
Peterson cited "opportunities within the fraternity system" in
which he included "the opportunity to choose those people with whom
you will live for the next three years and to be chosen by them.
"This is the cornerstone of the fraternity system," he said.
Peterson noted as one of the main values of the system "the op-
portunity to find a group with which you can identify.
"There is a need for this on a campus of 25,000 people."
House Leadership
Peterson also cited opportunities for leadership within the houses.
"Individual fraternities run their own affairs within the general

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