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Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom


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VOL. LXXIII, No. 126~---~~~~--
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SGC Demands Nullification



Student Government Council at
a special meeting yesterday rec-
ommended nullification of the
presidential election in the busi-
ness administration school to Joint
Judiciary Council, and expressed
"strong disapproval" of a proposal
before the Legislature to charge
college graduates extra money.
SGC's Credentials and Rules
Committee found 29 "possibly in-
valid" votes out of 88 cast. Since
there was a difference of two
votes between the two presidential
candidates, Council has requested
Joint Judic to void the election if
more than one invalid vote is sub-
Council passed a motion from
Howard Abrams, '63, protesting a
plan from Rep. Lester J. Allen (R-
Ithaca) that; would charge college
graduates an extra $1200 to $1500
for a special capital outlay fund.
'It approved a related motion co-
sponsoring a survey by Graduate
Student Council sampling student
opinion on the subject.
Invalid Names
In the business administration
school election all voters had to
sign their names stating that they
were eligible second semester jun:
iors or first semester seniors in the
school. This list was checked
against the class rolls in the
school, turning ip the 29 "invalid"
Chairman of ' Joint Judic Law-
rence Schwartz, '63, explained that
his organization will investigate
the situation as soon as possible,
and may hold a special meeting
early next week.
By its constitution, Joint Judic
is given "final authority" in all
campus elections except those for
Last year in a similar situation
Joint Judic voided the literary col-
lege elections.

I Arab







-Daily-Richard Cooper
NEW MEMBERS-Sherry .Miller (left), Thomas Smithson (cen-
ter), and Michael Knapp (right) listen to discussion at yesterday's
special SGC meeting held for the seating of new members. Edwin
Sasaki and Fredrick Rhines also joined the Council.
Davis Lauds Hatcher
On Fair HousingL' Stand
Prof. James M. Davis of the education school and director of the
International Center issued a statement on housing discrimination in
Ann Arbor that backed the stand of President Harlan Hatcher and
other University officials.
In supporting the University policy Davis noted that "our job is
to house foreign students, not to reform the community."
Noting that it is one of the center's first duties to help incoming

foreign students find housing, the

Unfair Taxes
In the motion against 'Rep. Al-
len's plan, Council noted that such
payments would be unfair taxes
on students and that they would
discourage high caliber students
from attending the University.
Allen's bill, currently in the
House Committee on State Affairs,
would make students graduating
with a bachelor's or master's de-
gree pay $1200, and doctoral de-
gree students $1500 to the state.
Students would be required to
sign promissory statements before
graduating, obligating them to pay
within 12 years at four per cent
SGC and GSC are co-sponsoring
a survey on student opinion on
the subject, which will be tabulat-
ed and passed on to Allen after
next Wednesday's regular meeting.
SGC member Kenneth Miller,
'64, and SGC Executive Vice-Pres-
ident Thomas Brown, '63, an-
nounced their candidacies for
Council presidency'also.
The newly elected members who
took their seats on SGC for the
first time were: Michael Knapp,
'64; Sherry Miller, '64; Edwin Sa-
saki, Grad; Thomas Smithson, '65,
and Fredrick Rhines, '64. Abrams'
and Miller took seats as re-elected
Cole Debunks
Research Role

A-Test Belt-
To Remain,,
Van Allen conceded yesterday the
artificial radiation belt created by
last summer's high-altitude Unit-
ed States nuclear test is going to
last longer and cause more trou-
ble than he had anticipated.
Van Allen, discoverer of the
natural radiation belts which bear
his name, thus reversed his field
in his running argument with some
government scientists about the
effects of the blast high over the
He said at a news conference
that-in contrast to his earlier
estimates of about a year-he now
expects the artificial belt to last
for about 10 years and hopelessly
foul up for at least that long ex-
periments aimed at learning the
secrets of the Van Allen belts.
He added that he feels the man-j
created radiation also will consti-
tute a continuing menace to man-
ned flights through the areas of
space it occupies.
Since early last September, the
government has been contending
that part of the man-made belt
might persist for many years and
indicated it meant at least a dec-
The government's position was
actually a reversal of one it had
taken prior to the July 9 nuclear
shot. In its September statement

statement goes on to say that "al-
though the. International Center
staff has seen a decrease in hous-
ing discrimination, we deplore the
continued extent of discrimination
against individuals because of race,
creed, color or national origin."
It added that "the center's staff
regrets that it is necessary to
screen housing to reduce the pos-
sibility of students and visiting
scholars from abroad confronting
It finished up by welcoming "all
efforts that serve to eliminate dis-
crimination. Equal opportunitysfor
housing would' assist us in our job
of finding a satisfactory hous-
Davis added that he did not
consider it the center's mission to
force landlords in the city to
change their views on discrimina-
tion. When trying to arrange hous-
ing for foreign students the center
usually asks landlords whether he
has any preferences or limita-
tions regarding prospective rentees
and only sends him students he
will accept.
Recognizing that "there is pre-
judice in Ann Arbor," Davis, in a
previous statement to the Ann Ar-
bor Human Relations Commission
said that "we try to cushion the
foreign scholar from it. We do not
want him to waste his time by
becoming an instrument in chang-
ing social customs."
The ordinance is designed to
prevent housing discrimination by'
multi-unit dwelling owners, fi-
nancial institutions and with pub-
lic funds.
The statement is the second
Prof. Davis made on the subject.
When the Human Relations Com-
mission brought the measure to!

House Vote
]Passes Bill,
On Economy
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Working under a
Wednesday deadline for reporting
bills out of committee in the
house of origin, the House approv-
ed two measures designed to ex-
pand the state's economy yester-
The measures would authorize
local governments to issue bonds
to help finance industry and would
authorize the creation of business
development corporations that
would issue similar bonds.
The first passed 83-10 and the
second 89-3.,
Rep. Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann
Arbor), the bill's sponsor, said
these measures would put Michi-
gan up with states that already
have these development tools.
Rep. Joseph Kowalski (D-De-
troit), Democratic minority lead-
er, announced he has asked an at-
torney general's opinion on the le-
gality of the first proposal. He
contended it violates a constitu-
tional ban on using state credit
for private purposes. Rep. Harry
A. Demaso (R-Battle Creek) as-
serted that only local government
credit would be involved.
Meanwhile, the $750,000 "pilot
research program" remained in
the House Committee on Ways
and Means. The committee is not
bound by the March 20 deadline
for reporting bills out, but Rep.
Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann Arbor)
said the House will take action on
it early next week.
The House Committee on Rules
and Resolutions, also not under
this limitation, is currently study-
ing the resolution introduced
Thursday by Rep. William Boos
(R-Saginaw) recommending es-
tablishment of a University branch
on the campus of Delta College.
A bill providing funds for the
construction of a stadium to house
the 1968 Olympics was endorsed,
despite an attempt to impose crip-
pling amendments by Rep. Rich-
ard Guzowsky (D-Detroit).
'U' Renames
Dearborn Unit7
DEARBORN-William E. Stir-
ton, vice-president and director of
the Dearborn Campus, announced
yesterday the name change from
Dearborn Center to DearbornE
Campus of the University.
"The new name is more descrip-
tive of the close, continuing and
strengthening relation between the
Ann Arbor and Dearborn cam-E
puses of the University," Stirton
He said the word center was not
a comprehensive enough term fort

MERGER-The federation of the United Arab Republic, formerly Egypt, Syria and Iraq, was re-
portedly finalized last night in Cairo. UAR President Gamali Abdel Nasser (left) and representa-
tives of new Iraqi strongman Abdel Salam Aref (center) and of Syria's Ziad Hairi are on the verge of
agreement. Yemeni leader Abdullah Al-SalIel has cabled Nasser he wants his national to join.
Scott Urges Release of USIA Polls

Scott (R-Pa) urged yesterday im-
mediate release of all United
States Information Agency polls
of overseas public opinion about
American prestige.
He addressed telegrams to Ed-
ward R. Tilurrow, USIA director,
and chairman John E. Moss (D-
Calif) of the House Government
Information Subcommittee.
Scott asked them to cancel an
agreement they reached Feb. 27
providing that polls classified as
Moscow Asks
Poet To Resign
Literary Post.
MOSCOW (AP) - The Moscow
writers organization ousted its
liberal-leaning leader yesterday in
favor of a Communist party-liner.
It was the first artists' organi-
zation shakeup since Soviet Pre-
mier Nikita S. Khrushchev con-
demned Western influences in So-
viet art and criticized art groups
for failure to discipline dissidents.
Tass said that Stephan Shchipa-
chov, an elderly poet, was reliev-
ed as chairman of the writers
group at his own request. The di-
rectorate named as his successor
novelist Georgi M. Markov, who
also is a secretary of the national
writers union.
Earlier, sculptor Ernst Neizvest-
ni, whose work Khrushchev brand-
ed a "nauseating concoction," re-
canted in a statement in the par-
ty newspaper Pravda. Neizvestni
praised the "Marxist-Leninist
world outlook" in art and promis-
ed to "work more, better, more
ideologically, more expressively."
His was the first public apology
from the group of writers and ar-
tists Khrushchev criticized for de-
parting from the traditional real-
ism and optimism of Soviet art.

confidential are to be made public
two years after their completion.
USIA Polls
Re said the agreement was vio-
lated by what he called a 'leak
to a reporter Thursday of a USIA
poll purporting to show United
States prestige is "very high in Eu-
"The AP reports that the poll
was taken last month and then
goes on to say, 'the results, still
marked confidential, were obtain-
ed by the Associated Press from a
source who asked not to be nam-
This, Scott continued, "suggests.
that the agreement itself is en-'
couraging the worst sort of news
management yet attempted by
government officials."
Leaks To Press
"Today, the government is com-
mitted only to releasing polls
whose results it already knows,"
Scott added, "polls which will be,
made public during the height of
the 1964 election campaign. But
when a government official de-
cides that a 'confidential' poll re-
flects kindly upon his agency, he
leaks the poll to a eporter.
"Moreover, the loll appearing in
the newspapers today reports
something called 'net favorable'
percentages. These apparently are

percentages of percentages and are
both misleading and confusing."
Scott said he could not believe
eter Murrow or Moss wants to
be party "to either news manage-
ment or intentional withholding
of information which the Ameri-
can people should have."
Teacher Fired
For Omitting,
'God' in Pled o*
WAYNE, N.J. (P)--The Board
of Education has voted to uphold
the stand taken by the superin-
tendent of schools who suspended
a junior- high school teacher for
omitting "under God" from the
pledge of allegiance to the flag.
More than 300 persons-includ-
ing the teacher, Alfred Piaget, Jr.
-attended a heated two-hour
public hearing on the matter last
night. The board vote was 6-3.
Piaget was suspended March 4
by school superintendent Rocco
di Pietro with the approval of the
president of the board, Robert T.
Ratcliffe. Piaget, who said- he is
an agnostic, later was reinstated.

See Nasser
As Top Man
In New State
Expect Each Member
To Retain Its Identity
Within Close Alliance
ICAIRO W/)-Egyptian President
Gamal Abdel Nasser and envoys
from Iraq and Syria agreed last
night after hours of negotiation to
form a unified three-power Arab
nation, a reliable source reported.
They then turned to details of
a constitution, he added. 'N
It was understood a communi-
que will announce sweeping deci-
sions after the final three-power
Some Identity
The new union would amount to
a federation of the three Arab
states, with each retaining its
identity but under some form of
central government with one chief
Nasser seems certain to be the
head man of the union. But with-
In the past six months pro-Nasser
forces have taken power in Ye-.
men, Iraq and Syria.wr
The long negotiations here indi-
cated, however, that there were
compromises on all sides and that
Nasser must acknowledge the- in-
fluence of the Ba'ath Socialist
Party he has scorned. Ba'athists
had a hand in the uprisings in
both Iraq and Syria, and many
of the party's members oppose a
close Arab union.
Size-of France
The union would create an Arab
nation with 38 million people and
an area about three times the size
of France. Economic potential
would derive from Egypt's fertile
Nile,: Syrian agriculture and Iraqi
Sources said the agreement calls
for some form of central parlia-
ment to be based on population.
This would give Egypt a two-
thirds majority.
However, agreement on a cen-
tral parliament is a concession to-
ward the-Ba'athists.
With Nasser for the dramatic
talks was the blue ribbon group
of old comrades among the Egyp-
tian officers who overthrew King
Farouk 11 years ago plus equally
impressive delegations from Syria
and Iraq.
Chief of State
The Syrians were headed by
Deputy Prime Minister Nihad El
Kassem and Army chief of state
Ziad Hariri, whose armored col-
umn overthrew the old Damascus
regime just a week ago.
The Iraqis were led by Deputy
Prime Minister Aly Salah Es Saady
and Foreign Minister Taleb Hus-
sein Shebib, who strongly pushed
the Ba'athist views of Iraqi Pres-
ident Abdel Salam Aref.
A broadcast from the Yemeni
capital of San'a said President
Abdullah Al-Sallal had cabled
Nasser his regime is ready "to
join any union agreed upon." Ye-
men and Algeria have been men-
tioned as ultimate members of the
'union but Algeria is cool to the
From the opening talks it was
evident that the Syrian and Iraqi
delegations were pressing hard for
some immediate steps toward uni
ty. It was reported that Nihad El
Kassem forced the Ba'athists
within his own delegation to ac-
cept the new proposals on a threat
of . resigning and remaining in
Similar pressures were apparent
-though less strong-within the
Iraqi delegation.

Examine Rules
A committee of house mothers
which has been studying Univer-
sity student regulations with par-
ticular emphasis on those pertain-
ing to women will report its find-
ings to the Office of Student Af-
fairs next Thursday.

French Railroad Strike
Adds to Labor, Problems
PARIS R)-A 24-hour railroad strike tied up most of this coun-
try's trains yesterday as a high religious body gave its tacit blessing to
miners who started a strike 15 days ago.
The new encouragement to the 170,000 coal miners was from the
French assembly of (Roman Catholic) cardinals and archbishops. It
called on the public to give support to the miners in line with an earlier
position taken by the bishops of France.
The rail strike caught many travelers and commuters unprepared
because it was announced late Thursday and went into effect at 4 a.m.
yesterday. It was called to pro-
test the naming of a government
committee to study the over-all
French strike situation. Talks on
O l k wage incr we=s n de d. t s

"You can't research your way the government-represented by City Council, a letter from Davis the growing programs on the Dear-
into a job," a major vice-presi- the Atomic Energy Commission was read in its support. born Campus.
dent of General Motors warned and the Defense Department-said
Wednesday night, citing the mis- the artificial belt created by the INTERNATIONAL SELECTION:
conception that research in itself blast over Johnston Island was I T R A I N L S L C I N
will create jobs. much stronger than had been an-
Edward N. Cole, General Motors ticipated and might persist for
groupvice-president for cars and many years.rnBtt o
research has to be product-orient- Meanwhile, Van Allen had
ed. He added that business can'- steadfastly held to his views._
not afford "research for its own voiced prior to the shot-that the By BURTON MICHAELS
sake." anticipated artificial belt would A new entry in the list of female ethnic folk singers is Bonnie
In a speech to the University not persist for more than a year. A
chapter of Sigma Xi engineering But yesterday he said he has Dobson, who presents an international selection with a blend of pure,
honorary, Cole declared "we need changed his position due to evi- gentle soprano and personal charm.
people who have the burning de- dence accumulated by Explorer Appearing last night before the Folklore Society, the redheaded
sire to create something new that XV, a scientific spacecraft design- Canadienne sang everything from ballads and love songs to political
consumers absolutely can't do ed especially to study the new ar- satires, including tunes from France, French Canada, America and
without. We need capable people'tificia4 belt, and to evidence ob-
who have the creativity, ingenuity, tained by several other satellites the British Isles.
perseverance, and courage to! --:_-:____"I began singing folk music as a hobby eight years ago in Que-
change all things-if these can 4-*j1 )'bec summer camps, and never read music until last December," Miss
bring improvements and greater , tinci JIS oW Dobson said. Her professional career having opened about three years
value to our products." ae at1Atusago, she is now studying music in Chicago. "I studied English in col-
and the University have n ainrTO Aid Studentslege-at the University of Toronto-but now singing is my whole fu-
ed a good relationship. Currently, ture."
General Motors is supporting a The Student Relations Board in I usually present the feminine viewpoint," she said, referring
University project in air pollution conjunction with the Michigan to such pieces as 'Cuckoo,' which treats infidelity and pure love with
from combustion engines-one of Union's Creative Arts Festival is traditional symbols. She also offered a trilogy on marriage: "The Old
the major problems of the auto- presenting Dave Brubeck in the Maid's Lament"; "Complaint of the Ill-Married," and "Where Babies1

fers New Ft

v. v v i-~/ d V' t/.'./

Labor unrest has been spread-
ing since the coal miners walked
off their jobs to back demands
for an 11 per cent pay increase'
and a 40-hour week. The govern-
ment has offered a 5.7 per cent
increase and restudy of wage scales
in September.
Nearly all commuter and local
trains were idled, as well as most
of the long-haul passenger trains.
Paris subways and buses were not
A few international trains man-
aged to get through, although most
were an hour or more late.
The miners held their ground,
except in one small pit where they
worked for 24 hours to supply a
local coke operation and then went:
back on strike.
Hatcher S .trPggg

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