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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


Snow ending today,
little change in temperature.

1 No. 110







Operation A bolition

Filns Accusations
Unfair,Council Says
Motion Upholds Right of Students
To Peaceably Protest Committee
Student Government Council last night condemned the House
Un-American Activities Committee's film, "Operation Abolition," for
unfairly accusing students of subversive activity. It expressed concern
over possible inhibition of students' right to peaceful protest. The
roll call vote was 10 to 4.
"Operation Abolition" depicts the student demonstrations sur-
rounding House Un-American Activities Committee hearings last May
in San Francisco. The committee produced the film, which is com-
posed of clippings from newsreels of the demonstrations, short
speeches by members of HUAC, and a narration which attempts to













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California To Act Against A TO1

Roll Callf
In favor of the motion to
condemn "Operation Abo i .
Panhellenic Association Pres-
ident Barbara Greenberg, '61;
Daily Editor Thomas Hayden,
'61; League President Susan
Kennedy, '61; Interquadrangle
Council President Thomas
Moch,'62; Student Government
Council Administrative Vice-
President Richard Nohl, '62-
BAd.; Philip Power, Spec.; SGC
Treasurer Arthur Rosenbaum,
'62; Roger Seasonwein, '61. ,
Against the motion: James
Hadley, '61; Union President
Perry Morton, '61; Dennis Sha-
fer, '63; and - Interfraternity
Council President Jon Trost,
Assembly Association Presi-
dent Myra Goines, '61, was ab-
sent from the meeting, and
SOC Executive Vice-President
Per Hanson, '62, was not pres-
ent for the vote.


link the demonstrations with the
Communist movement in America.
The SGC motion does not con-
done any student action in the
demonstrations which was not in
accord with non-violent precepts,
but upholds the right of students
to protest the activities and exis-
tence of HUAC.
Distorted Film
The Council said it cannot con-
done the action of the committee
which in its distribution of a dis-
torted film has also failed to act
according to the traditions of hon-
est analysis and due process which
are necessary to the best function-
ing of a free society."
It further urges all students to
become fully informed about the
demonstIrations through reading
matter, tapes and a recording of
the demonstrations and hearings.
An amendment proposed by Den-
nis Shafer, '63, to delete the sen-
tence ."SGC holds that the film
'Operation Abolition' unfairly ac-
cuses students of subversive ac-
tivity" failed.
Also Defeated
Union President Perry Morton's
motion to include a statement that
SGC's action was taken without
full access to the facts was also
Shafer questioned what SGC
could accomplish by censure.
"SGC has overstepped its bounds-
in saying the film should not be
shown," he said.."
"We aren't censoring the film;
we're simply saying it doesn't
measure up to the standards it
should, and expressing our ob-
jection to its misrepresentations,"
Panhellenic Association President
Barbara Greenberg, '61, comment-

Alters Rules
On Calendar
Student Government Council
early this morning approved with-
out dissent an executive committee
motion to change University reg-
ulations governing approval of stu-
dent activities.
The motion provides that rou-
tine petitions to hold student-
sponsored events may be approy-
ed by the Council president. Ap-
proval becomes effective 24 hours
after notification of the event has
appeared in the Daily Official Bul-
The revisions also strike from'
the regulatikns booklet a contro-
versial statement requesting that
groups calendar 'their activities
two weeks in, advance.' Several po-
litical clubs had objected that they
were unable to comply, and the
Coucil had repeatedly explained
that the statement was not a
rule, but a suggestion.
The Council approved a reso-
lution by Philip Power, Spec, to
endorse the idea of a Conference
on the University, and assist the'
planning and organization of such
a conference.
The motion mandates Council
President John Feldkamp, '61, to
send a letter to the Regents con-
taining the endorsement, a pre-
vious motion supporting .the idea
of a conference, yesterday's Daily
article discussing the Conference .
and a request that the Regents
endorse the Conference.
The motion also mandates the
president to contact members, of:
University Senate Advisory Com-
mittee and administrative officials
for the purpose of formulating an
all-University committee which
will plan the conference as soon
as possible.
In executive session, SGC se-
lected Prof. William Cave of the
education school as a faculty
member of the Committee on
Membership in Student Organiza-
Prof. Cave will serve in the;
place of Prof. Samuel Eldersveld.
of the political science depart-
ment, who is on leave from the
University for the semester.
Hatcher To Speak'

The California Attorney-Gen-
eral's office announced yesterday
that it will ask the governing bod-
ies of the state's public colleges
to require the schools to with-
draw recognition of local Alpha
Tau Omega chapters.
The decision was made the day
after the ATO national expelled
its Stanford chapter for pledging
four Jewish students. ATO's con-
stitution limits membership to
those "of the white race who have
accepted the Christian faith."
Assistant Attorney-General
(Franklin Williams said, "Since
the national ATO feels so deeply
about its membership restrictions
to drop a chapter that violates
them, it is naive to believe that
they have any intention of re-
moving the clause."
Set Deadline
(The State Board of Education
has set a September 1, 1964 dead-
line for the removal of bias claus-
es in fraternities and sororities.)
The state board has nominal con-
trol over all public schools in
Last Friday the Board of Trus-
tees formally adopted a suggestion
by Williams to withdraw recogni-
tion from the ATOK locals if the
national "penalized or disciplined"
a chapter at a Calif ornia state
school for violating its member-
ship rules. (Stanford is a private
Not Created
The board of trustees, however,
was not created until this year
and the members will not take
office until July 1.\"They can,
however, express their intent of
action as they did with this reso-
lution," Williams said.
Louis Heilborn, chairman of the
board of trustees, said that an in-
vestigation of ATO might con-
ceivably be presented to the board.
"This would arise if a general ex-
pression of ATO's national policy
was made" that indicated that a
chapter must adhere to the bias
If a particular situation arose at
any of the 'state schools which
have local ATO chapters, "This
would immediately come before
the board," Heilborn said.
Deputy Attorney General Rich-
ard Mayers, Williams' assistant,
said he is asking the trustees arid
regents "to find out what is hap-
pening on the state campuses."
Mayer said that evidence must
be shown of penalizing a chapter
at a state school before the trus-
tees would have power to act un-."
der the proposal adopted on Fri-

Regents Bylaw Missing

The search for a missing Re-
gent's bylaw has uncovered a
compounded crime of negli-
The detective story started
when a casual scanning of the
Regent's bylaws disclosed the
fact that there is no bylaw
numbered 8:04. An-8:03 exists.
Likewise an 8:05. But no 8:04.
Armed with this clue and in
search -of censorous intrigue on
the part of the administration,
the question was tossed into the
lap of Erich A. Walter, secre-
tary of the University.
Knits Brows
Walter knitted his brows and
then asked for the two tomes
containing bylaws in force since
1948. The solution to the mys-
tery was contained therein.
He first turned to the com-
piled bylaws as of 1948 and

flipped the pages to chapter
eight, which deals with student
affairs, conduct and discipline.
In 1948, Bylaw 8:04 existed. It
dealt with concerted absences
by students.
Walter then examined the
same chapter in the voluminous
loose-leaf notebook which con
tains all bylaws as of 1948 and
subsequent additions and
amendments added year by
year. There he found old bylaw
8:04, under the alias 8:05. But
no number 8:04.
Unworthy Accomplice
The truth was out. Bylaw
8:04 had merely dropped from
sight and had reappeared as
8:05 with a secretary as an un-
witting accomplice. But this
discovery was not all, for the
notebook showed two bylaws
numbered 8:07. The confusion
in cross reference resulting from

the mis-numbering of these sec-
tions is apparent.
Walter confessed that the
second 8:07 had been assigned
the number 8:08 in the 1958
compilation and all higher
numbers had then been elevated
one morehnumberto compen-
sate for the adjustment.
Never Done
But what about changing 8:05
back to 8:05? Well, this was
never done, he admitted, be-
cause of an oversight. Cross
references still exist to a bylaw
numbered 8:04, but these actu-
ally refer to bylaw 8:03 which
is an important section con-
cerning general standards of
student conduct, he explained.
Walter promised that the
false "numbers game" would be
corrected in a compilation com-
ing out shortly, but the mystery
of the missing bylaw was solved.
Bylaw 8:04's number was up.



Detroit Editor Traces Dialectic

Says Kuenzel Cited
No Specific Violation
Morton Defends Manager's Action;
Says Union Has Power 'of Expulsion
An Ann Arbor resident last night charged he was ejected from
the Michigan Union Grill on arbitrary grounds that he was a non-
student, although he was accused of no disturbance.
Joseph Harrison, a local real estate salesman, said that the
Union's General Manager, Franklin Kuenzel, told him he had to
leave the MUG because of a new policy that non-students and
studying students were not to use 0

Greet Movie
With Laughter
BY The Associated Press
"Operation Abolition" was greet-
ed with outbursts of laughter
when it was shown last night at
Wesleyan University in Middle-
town, Conn.
Six hundred students waved
American flags, sang patriotic
songs and shouted such slogans
as "We Hate Commies,"' to greet
Fulton Lewis III, son of the ra-
dio commentator and research
analyst for the House committee,
who accompanied the film.
Red, white and blue streamers
were strewn across the Wesleyan
chapel by students who also rais-I
ed deriding placards,
Some wore red armbands with
"DAR" inscribed on them.

If Marxism describes the world
as it is totally, philosophy as a
separate study at once loses all
validity, Martin Glaberman, man-
aging editor of the newspaper
"Correspondence" said last night.
Speaking at the Michigan Un-
Duke Decides
.To Integrate
DURHAM 0?)-Duke University
yesterday decided to admit Ne-
groes to its graduate and profes-
sional schools beginning next Sept.
The Board of Trustees passed a
resolution saying "qualified appli-
cations may be admitted to degree
programs in the graduate and pro-
fessional schools of the university,
efective Sept. 1, 1961, without re-
gard to race, creed or national
No Negroes presently are ad-
mitted to Duke, a' Methodist

ion in the first of a series of four
lectures of modern Marxism, Glab-
erman explained that just as He-
gel originally asserted, to know
anything totally-to arrive at its
truth--is to destroy it.
When men understand their
world, philosophy becomes linked
with action. At this point, man
no longer needs to search for to-
tal explanations but instead can
act to change the old society into
the coming .new one, Glaberman
Claims To Know
Marxism claims to know and
understand society completely
through the dialectical method
which was originally expounded by
the German "reactionary" philoso-
pher Hegel.
The method consists of three
important dialectical laws, Glaber-
man asserted. First, is the "law
of interpretation of opposites"
which refers to the phenomenon
whereby "everything of signifi-
cance contains its own opposites."
The concept of capital contains
within it the opposite concept of

labor. This contradiction or clash
is what moves capitalism forward
through its accomplishments and
pushes it ultimately to its own de-
Internal Clash
Law number two-"transforma-
tion of quality into quantity" -
asserts that changes caused by the
internal clash of opposites accu-
mulate slowly, develop unseen, un-
til the contradiction can no longer
be held within and a resultant
explosion takes place.
The third law--"the negation of
negation"-asserts that this in-
evitable explosion results in the
destruction of both sides of the
contradiction and a totally new
situation arises.
But as these rules or guides for
interpreting history are applied,
one must be cautious to only ap-
ply it to the current status of so-
ciety, Glaberman warned.
The validity of the dialectic and
the truth of Marxism is in effect
tested by experience. If the laws.
of the dialectic do not actually
conform to emperical reality, then
they are void and Marxism is
But by tracing history, the De-
troit editor claimed, one can see
the valid correspondence between
the dialectic and actual events of
the past and present.
Zeder Notes
Regent's Role
James C. Zeder, Republican
candidate for the University
Board of Regents, outlined the
role of a regent and presented his
opinions on a variety of issues to
the Young Republican Club at its
meeting last night.
"The Board of Regents is not a
political plum, and a member has
to be a businessman in order to
handle the big business finances
of the University and must have
had previous contact with educa-
til n- nr ar, iA at,... te

that facility. "Kuenzel said there
was no disturbance he could
charge against me nor that my
deportment was in violation of
any code of behavior," Harrison
said. "He said I ha'd to leave
simply because I am not a stu-
Life Member
Harrison said he was conversing
with William Evans, a Union life
member, when Kuenzal approach-
ed him. He and Evans said they
knew of one other person who
was asked to leave yesterday and
two who were ousted last month.
Three of the. four men are Ne-
"The implication that racial
bigotry is connected with this
action is a false one," Union Pres-
ident Perry W. Morton, '61, said
last night. He said he was certain
that the reasons Kuenzal actually
gave Harrison for asking him to
leave were the grounds for his
Morton said that Union house
rules defined the right of the
management's discretion to deter-
mine who is acceptable as guests.
"The Union's function in the
public realm is to serve anyone
who would like to come-if he
does not disrupt our services to
our members," he said.'
Morton said he could not specify
why Harrison had been asked to
leave, but that the Union had a
policy to discourage use of facili-
ties by those who would make the
atmosphere "unpleasant."
He said, however, that there is
no policy specifically excluding
certain individuals.
Prof. Lionel Laing .of the poli-
tical science department who is'
chairman of the Union committee
studying atmosphere said he knew
nothing of the incident nor was
he aware of any new policy to
exclude non-students.
General Problem
(The general problem of im-
proving atmosphere in the Union
is being studied by a committee of
Union Directors and other Uni-
versity personnel.)
Harrison said that when he
asked Kuenzel why he had been
singled out for ejection, Kuenzel
told him his name had been "dis-
cussed" and that Kuenzel was
asked to bar him from the MUG.
Harrison further charged that
the Union managed threatened to
call the police if Harrison did not
leave the building.
Kuenzel claimed there was noth-
ing unusual in asking non-mem-
bers to leave the MUG because
this was an established policy.
UN Could Air
'Peace Corps,
JKenunedy Saysve
WASHINGTON tP) - President
John F. Kennedy said yesterday
+he nwmsihf ,' ahligh.sm . .


E_ _ _

Asks Limit
To 'U' Size

State Sen. Clarence F. Graebner
(R-Saginaw) yesterday expanded
his position on the size of the
University by proposing that it
and Michigan State University
and Wayne State University all
be limited to enrollments of 20,000.
Graebner, a member . of the
Senate app'ropriations committee,
introduced a bill to the Senate
Tuesday which would add two
more years supported by the state
to the present two-year Delta Col-
lege located in the Midland-Sagi-
naw-Bay City area.
Graebner said'he felt there
should be more smaller colleges
and that he supported making
Delta a four-year school so that
it would draw students away from
the bigger colleges.
He said "many senators" agree
with him on the size of the state
"I've tried to do it (hold down
the size of large schools) on the
appropriations bill, and the rest
of the committee believes in it
but won't do it."
Regent Eugene Power answered
Graebner's charges that the Uni-
versity is too large, by listing
seieral of the distinct advantages
in size, including the "capacities
for specialized equipment and
faculty members.
"The question of how big is too
big is a very difficult one to de-
termine. If you can have the same
faculty ratio to students, adequate
classrooms, laboratory and hous-
ing facilities, the size isn't so
much of a problem," he said.
"Economy of operation, a cos-
mopolitan atmosphere for stu-
dents, and highly specialized
equipment all go with size."
Congo Chiefs
Hold, Meetin
In Malagasy
TANANARIVE, Malagasy Re-
public (M)-President Joseph Kas-
avubu of the Leopoldville, central
government yesterday was elect-
ed chairman of a roundtable con-
ference of Congo political leaders
seeking a way to peace.
Absent was Antoine Gizenga,
who claims to be the political heir
of leftist Patrice Lumumba of the
Stanleyville regime in Oriental
The conference's first action was
to cable the United Nations ex-
pressing a unanimous wish that
the UN refrain from any action or
new resolutions on the Congo
while the roundtable conference is
in session.
Cn1adheoro Prodite

Panel Sees Government Medical Care

The United States must even-
tually adopt the western European
view that each individual is as
entitled to a basic minimum of
government - sponsored medical
care as he is to food or shelter,

a Political Issues Club panel
agreed last night.
Prof, Marvin Fussfeld of the
economics department, supported
by co-discussant Dr. S. Kleinman
of Detroit, pointed to inadequate
personnel and services in the face
of a cost rising even faster than
the demand.
Changes in the basic technology
of medicine, Prof. Fussfeld said,
have resulted in a cost for medi-
cal care four times greater than
the cost at the end of World War
One Physician
Dr. Kleinman said there is onlyj
one physician for every 950 peo-
ple in our country. He refuted the

in the back door by getting it first
to the aged," on the grounds that
those whose needs are greatest
should be the first recipients. Dr.
Kleinman supplied data: four-
fifths of the people over 65 have
incomes less than $2,000, and one-
half receive less than $1,000.
Prof. Fussfeld's support of med-
ical care for the aged was based
on his philosophy that because the
individual contributes functionally
to our social order, the govern-
ment owes him something to keep
him functioning.
Dr. Kleinman, a strong advocate
of government health insurance,
said that the medical profession
is being condemned by most pro-
gressive elements in our society,


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