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Continued mild today,
warmer tomorrow.

Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom


Council FailsTo Act
On Deadline Request
McCorry Asks Dec.1 Time Limit
For Greek Membership Statements
Student Government Council failed to take action early yester-
day morning on a request for a December 1 deadline for submission
of fraternity and sorority membership statements.
Jesse McCorry, 162, chairman of the Committee on Membership
in Student Organizations, appeared before the Council with his
group's request. The statements are to go to the Office of the Vice-
President of Student :Affairs. McCorry said he realized certain af-
filiated groups have individual problems which make it difficult to
submit their membership clauses




Kennedy- Gromyko

UNBECOMING CONDUCT?-Two University students seek ac-
cess to Betsy Barbour during one of the campus's semi-tradi-.
tional panty raids. What types of participation and to what
degree they are followed constitute "conduct unbecoming a
student" may be defined by the faculty Sub-Committee on Stu-
dent 'Discipline. The decision made in the case of these two
Michigan men is obscured in history.
F~ "
Group MVay Clarify
'Unbeco-ming'. Action
The faculty Sub-Committee on Student Discipline may develop
concrete definitions of "conduct unbecoming a student" in relation
to raids, riots and other demonstrations.
The group's chairman, Prof. John Reed of the law school, said that
initial consideration has already been given to. a possible statement
clarifying the phrase used to determine the grounds for judicial ac-
tion against students.
Discussion of the possibilities of adopting such a statement grew
out of the more general question of whether or not to define the
vterm of rulings on specific situa-

Kill Proposal
At Con-Con
LANSING (W) - All attempts'
to specifically authorize standing
committees of the Constitutional
Convention to hold closed ses-
sions were beaten down decisively
yesterday by the Convention's
Committee on Permanent Organ-
ization and Rules.k
But also beaten down at the
same meeting was a propdsal to
specify that all committee sessions
should be open, except those of
the Administration Committee
when it is considering the quali-
fications of staff members to be
The ruleshcommittee did not'
specify whether all committee'
sessions shall be open or may be
closed under some circumstances.
May Reach Floor
Yesterday's action does not pre-
clude the question of permitting'
executive sessions or requiring
open meetings from coming to the{
convention floor itself when the
proposed rules are presented Mon-+
Alvin M. Bentley (R-Owosso),1
a former Congressman, lost two
different attempts to gain rules,
that would have permitted execu-
tive sessions.
Facing what appeared obvious
defeat on his original proposal,
Bentley moved for a rule that
would have permitted any con-
mittee to hold closed sessions if
it first obtained authority by a
majority vote of the convention{
Original Proposal
After this, Bentley's original
proposalralso was beaten. It would
have provided that: "Any stand-
ing committee, by a majority vote
of its members, may conduct its
business in executive session, pro-
vided that no witnesses are to be
heard and that no votes are to be
taken during such executive ses-
John Martin (R-Grand Rapids)
led the opposition to Bentley's
proposals, with support from
Adelaide Hart (D-Detroit) and
Mrs. Dorothy Judd (R-Grand
Bentley's strongest support came
from Ann Donnelley (R-Highland
Park) and Melvin Nord (D-De-
U s.1) _ _ - a.-. -

tions, Prof. Reed said.
"We felt that this phrase was
probably an adequate one for our
situation here at the University,".
he said. .
Prof. Reed noted that whether
or not the sub-committee gives
further consideration and even-
tual approval to a statement on
demonstrations d e p e n d s on
whether the sub-committee mem-
bers feel there is .sufficient need
for clarification.
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea
said that while it would be im-
practical to delete "conduct un-
becoming a student," he hoped
that "something definite" would
clarify regulations in relation to
demonstrations such as panty
r,"If we were to spell out every
situation in detail it would take
volumes," he commented. "But I
think students should be alerted
to their responsibilities in the
matter ofsdemonstrations or
Specifically, such a statement
would warn students that conspic-
uous participation, leadership,
organization or provocation .dur-
ing a demonstration, and illegal
entry into women's. residence halls
would make them liable to severe
There was no indication as yet
of how the new ruling would apply
to women.
Brown, imburg
Seek SGC Posts
Thomas Brown, '63, and Aline
Limburg, '62, took out petitions for
Student Government Council yes-
terday. Deadline for petitions is
next Thursday.

Ribicoff ips.
Interest Lag,
WASHINGTON (P)-Secretary
of Welfare Abraham Ribicoff
startled 1,000 college presidents
and deans yesterday by telling
them: "I don't think you really
care about education, or are go-
ing to do anything about it."
He went on to tell the annual
meeting of the American Council
on Education, "There are very,
very few newspapers across the
country which have a deep inter-
est in education, and support it."
Ribicoff discarded most of a
prepared text and launched into
a blistering attack on those who,
he said, profess an interest in edu-
cation but do not accept their
share of the burdens.
He described the administra-
tion's, unsuccessful fight to get a
program of general federal aid
to education through Congress last
summer, and asked:
"Where were you educators?
Each of you were looking for your
own particular part, and were not
interested in doing something for
education as a whole. And educa-
tion was done in."
Ribicoff said there is a basic
indifference to the problems and
needs of education among the
American people.
Even so, he said, "I am convinc-
ed we will have an education pro-
gram. The President isn't a quit-
ter and neither am I. We got
licked last summer. We will be
back, and if we lose again we will
be back again."
SGC Calendars
of 'Pinafore'
Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Wednesday night received Stu-
dent Government Council per-
mission to calendar a perform-
ance of "HMS Pinafore" for Sat-
urday night, Dec. 9.
The Coupcil approved the ac-
tion unanimously with the under-
standing that there will be no
open sale of tickets for theSat-
urday night performance.
Tickets will be distributed to
cast members for sale to families
and close friends. They will also
be sold to sororities and fraterni-
ties in blocks, to alumni and to
Ann Arbor and out-of-town resi-
At the Sept. 27 meeting, SGC
granted G&S's request for calen-
daring Wednesday through Fri-
day evenings, Dec. 6-8, and Sat-
urday afternoon, Dec. 9, but re-
fused to approve a Saturday eve-
ning performance because it con-
flicted with quadrangle Christmas
The motion to approve the cal-
endaring was introduced at Wed-
nesday's meeting by John Vos, '63.

and accompanying interpretations.
Sees 'Persistent Failures'
"Nevertheless," he said, "in light
of persistent failure of certain
groups to comply with the regu-
lation on membership statements,
we find it very difficult to con-
tinue with our work without some
definite time limit."
The Council decided last year
to ask for the statements on
membership selection practices to
aid the committee's work in in-
vestigating possible violations of
Regent's Bylaw 2:14-which pro-
hibits discrimination by race,
creed, color or national origin-
and similar SGC rulings.
Blames Confusion
Panhellenic Association Presi-
dent Susan Stillerman opposed
setting up a time limit at this
time, saying she believed the de-
lay in submitting statements was
due to a basic confusion on the
part of sorority presidents as to
what information should be in-
cluded in these statements.
She said most sororities were
in the process of electing new
presidents when the committee be-
gan functioning, which added to
the difficulty.
However, most of the confusion
has now been cleared up, much of
it with the help of Vice-President
for Student Affairs James A. Lew-
is, and the presidents are better
able to explain the implications
of the regulations to their na-
tionals, she said.
Awareness Lacking
Interfraternity Council Presi-
dent Robert Peterson, '62, said a
main problem was apathy or lack
of awareness on the part of the
fraternities of the urgency of the
He said he is now in the process
of contacting fraternity presidents
to ask whether their chapters
have submitted statements yet.
He said many presidents are sim-
ply new in office and "have not
gotten around to doing it yet."
SGC Executive Vice-President
Per Hanson, '62, said that the
problem might be not only con-
fusion but also the fact that cer-
tain groups could not yet submit
their statements because they
were currently in violation and
working to remove their clauses.
In response to a question from
Daily Editor John Roberts, '62,
McCorry said the committee had
discussed sanctions in the event
of a violation being proved, but
has not clearly defined what
sanctions would be applied against
groups failing to meet a deadline,
should one be established.
Explains Problems
McCorry said the problem in
many cases is the national chap-
ters who are adamant in their re-
fusal to comply with the regula-
tion. "The committee wants the
campus chapters to have local au-
tonomy in membership practices,"
he said.
If a deadline of Dec. 1 is es-
tablished, the committee wants to
know if local chapters are able to
comply with the regulation as
stipulated by Regents Bylaw 2.14,
McCorry said.

Tension HitsV
New Highs
In Shooting
New Flareup Results
Over Rock Throwing
BERLIN () - A second gun-
play incident in 24 hours raised
tension to a new and dangerous
pitch along Berlin's concrete and
barbed wire wall last night.
The latest shooting occurred
when a Communist policeman
fired one aimed shot at a West
Berlin officer who demanded that
the Communists stop throwing
rocks at a West Berlin crowd. No
one was hit.
But hostile West and East Ber-
lin police forces facing each other
across the 25-mile wall were ner-
vous and angry West Berlin
crowds milled around critical
points, particularly at Bernauer-
strasse, scene of the two shootings.
West Berlin officials feared new
incidents might lead quickly to
serious trouble and attempted to
herd jeering and rock-throwing
demonstrators and sightseers to
side streets.
The Vopos (East German
peoples' police) appeared to be
furious that one of their men was
shot and wounded by West Ber-
lin police last night.
Fresh bouquets of flowers mark-
ed the spot where a 22-year-old
East Berliner, Bernd Luenser, fell
to his death when trying to escape
over rooftops to the West. His at-
tempt to escape led to the first
shooting fray between the two
police forces since the Communists
began building their wall seven
weeks ago.
The houses on the south side of
Bernauerstrasse are in East Ber-
lin, but the sidewalk is in the
West. Luenser and a companion
got past guards to one of the
roofs and made signs to people in
the street to spread a fire net
so they could jump.
Communist, police spotted them
and chased them across the roof-
tops, firing with submachine guns.
West Berlin police watching the
scene from the street first tried
to blind the Communists with
searchlights, and finally opened
fire when some Communist bul-
lets struck Western sidewalks.
West Berlin police said they fired
in self defense.
Scores Bias
Of Newsmen
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES-Rep. Steven B.
Derounian (R - NY) yesterday
charged that the American peo-
ple are not being adequately in-
formed of "the perils this country
is facing" because newsmen are
"pro-administration and do not
report the mistakes of the Presi-
Derounian said the press did
not report that an anti-discrim-
inatory clause was taken out of
the bill authorizing the Peace
Corps. By signing the bill, Ken-
nedy proved he has not lived up
to his- pre-election promises of
"good civil rights legislation," he

-AP Wirephoto
Howard leaps atop Cincinnati Red second baseman Elio Chacan at
home plate in the fifth inning of yesterday's World Series game.
A short passed ball prompted Chacon's slide into home under the'
protecting arms of umpire Jocko Conlan who called him safe.,
Chacon scored from third when Ralph Terry's pitch got away
from Howard.
Yank Errors Cost Game
As Reds Square Series
NEW YORK UP)-Hulking Joey Jay squared the World Series for
Cincinnati yesterday with a four-hit 6-2 victory in the second game,
while the New York Yankee defense goofed with three errors and
costly mental lapses.
Speedy Elio Chacon, subbing for the injured Don Blasingame,
scooted home from third with the tie-breaking run in the fifth while
a confused Elston Howard hesitated after recovering a passed ball.
Matters speedily worsened for the proud Yankees when a
strategic move by manager Ralph Houk backfired into a run-scoring
single by rookie John Edwards '

Set To Open
U.S. Urges Soviet
To Prevent Incidents,
Calls Action 'Tragic'
WASHINGTON (a) - The echo
of the gunfight between East and
West Berlin police reverberated in
Washington yesterday on the eve
of the conference between Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy and Soviet
Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro-
Washington officials, making
last-minute preparations for the
White House talks, were seriously
concerned over the shots exchanged
yesterday and Wednesday on the
border of East and West Berlin.
But the feeling was that while
shooting inevitably heightened
tension there was no sign indicat-
ing "trigger happiness on a higher
level," as one official put it.
Tragic Story
The State Department, in a,
statement, termed the shooting "a
dramatic and tragic story which
speaks for itself and requires no
The statement urged the Soviets
to prevent such incidents which it
said "seriously jeopardize peace
and public order in Berlin."
The department made it clear
tlze United States is convinced the
West Berlin police defended them-
selves against Communist East
German provocation. Officiils who
have first - hand knowledge of
events in Berlin said the West
Berlin police have shownhadmir-
able restraint during the weeks
since Aug. 13 when the Commun-
ists began to wall off their sector
of the city.
Confident Oficials
Officials are confident the inci-
dent will not influence the Ken-
nedy-Gromyko conference today.
There are far greater isues at
stake, these officials said, and
Gromyko's attitude ,during his
earlier talks with Secretary of
State Dean Rusk in New York
indicated. he is fully aware of
No preparations have been made
for a separate' Rusk - Gromyko
meeting. This depends entirely on
Gromyko, officials said.
The State Department s ready
for a separate conference between
the two policy chiefs, should Gro-
"myko wish one.
Have Little Optimism
Meanwhile, Washington has in-
formed London, Paris and Bonn
that careful. evaluation of the
Rusk-Gromyko talks has given the
Kennedy administration little
ground for optimism.
Officials said it is hard to believe
that fruitful negotiations could be
conducted with the Russians at a,
Big Four conference in the near.
Plead Innocent
By The Associated Press

McCOMB, Miss. - A handful
of the more than 100 demonstra-
tors who protested the suspension
of two Negro students for sit-ins
pleaded innocent to charges yes-
terday before McComb City Judge
Robert Brumfield.
Simultaneously, students at
Burglund Junior and Senior High
Schools walked 'out of a school
assembly because they said of-
ficials would not allow Brenda
Travis and Isaac Lewis to re-
enter school immediately.
The two students were arrested
Aug. 30 after a sit-in attempt at
the McComb bus station, and were
released last Saturday after post-
ing $1,000 cash bonds.
City Hall Arrest
The 19 who appeared in court
yesterday, were among 119 ar-
rested on the steps of the city
hall Thursday. The remaining 100
will go before Youth Court Judge
Hansfoi'd L. Simmons later.
Nine f theeAnnam.ing vp+m.r

in the sixth.
Throw Goes Wild
A wild throw by relief ace Luis
Arroyo and a shocking three-base
muff of a fly ball by Yogi Berra
contributed to two more Cincin-
nati runs in the eighth.
The teams traded two-run hom-
ers in the fourth after Jay and
loser Ralph Terry had battled
through three scoreless innings.
Gordy Coleman slammed a long
liner into the bleachers in right
center after Frank Robinson's
hard shot had bounced off Clete
Boyer's chest for an error.
Berra quickly squared vnatters
with his 12th Series home run,
following a walk to Roger Maris,
the home run hero who struck
out twice and ran his series hit-
less streak to seven at bats. Yogi
now trails only Babe Ruth with
15 and Mickey Mantle with 14 in
series homers.
Display Dash
The Reds, who have been called
such uncomplimentary 'names as
"Faceless," "Castoff" and "Mis-
See JAY, Page 6

ACWR Panel
Gives Opiniona
Of Work Plan
Three University students who
participated in the Operation:
Crossroads Africa experiment last
summer spoke last night on their
impressions of Africa at a Ameri-
cans Committed to World Respon-
sibility program.
"Africa was chosen for the sum-
mer work program because it is
just beginning to emerge and draw
public inte'rest. We believe Cross-
roads was a success because when
people are working together they
forget their differences," Elinore
Winn, '63, a Crossroads participant
in Gabon said.
A second speaker, Bonnie Wood,
'62, discussed the Southern Came-
roons, an extremely small African
nation located near Nigeria.
Discusses Protectorate
"It is a truly underdeveloped
place, owing much of its under-
development to the fact that it was
a British protectorate," she stated.
Because it was a protectorate and
not a colony, Great Britain would
not sink too much money into de-
veloping its resources, since it
would become independent eventu-
She explained that the people of
Cameroon have a high rate of
illiteracy and are not cognizant of
world relations. There is almost no
electric power and little communi-
cation through the press or radio.
Nearly 50 per cent of all Came-
roonian children die before they
are 15 years of age, and there are
only 19 doctors and four hospitals
for the population of over 800.000.

Felbeim Calls Cummings 'Vibrant, Passe'

"e. e. cummings is charming, delightful, vibrant and old hat."
The object of this description was also the subject of an analysis
last night by Prof. Marvin Felheim of the English department at a
Student Government Council Reading and Discussion Seminar.
"His eccentricities are of the 20's; he stands for the same things
Gertrude Stein and Hemingway stood for.
Believes Isness Is All
"Like them, he believes in an individualistic and exciting attitude
toward life. To cummings, to be is, and isness is all, and to live means
the comnlete accentaneo nf thee terms"

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