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Councl oI
Proposal Expresses
Grave Concern
Charges Violation of Ethical Code;
Seeks Reappraisal of Policies
By JUDITH OPPENHEIM
Student Government Council last night discussed in committee
of the whole a motion to express "grave concern over the apparent
trend towards irresponsibility in news reporting and editorial com-
ment in The Daily."
The motion, introduced by James Yost, '62, states that The
Daily has not met the standards set forth in its code of ethics. It
urges The Daily to examine its present policies in light of its code
and to take steps to ensure objective reporting of the news and in-
stitute "calm' fair and intelligent" editorial comment.
Not Condemnation
Yost explained that while his motion is not intended to con-
demn The Daily, he believes the newspaper had been neglecting its

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Daily

Legislators Want
Admissions Curb
House Votes Each Way on Proposal
To Curtail Non-Resident Students
By ROBERT FARRELL and MICHAEL HARRAH
Special to The Daily
LANSING--A bi-partisan House coalition yesterday lost
the first skirmish in a fight to compel the state's colleges and
universities to limit out-of-state enrollment to 15 per cent
of their total student bodies, but they took no final action.
Yesterday's actions also made it clear that the House will not
add funds to the Senate-ap-7

I ' Calendar
Investi gaed
By MICHAEL OLINICK
Two members of the Universit3
Faculty Commission on Year
Round Operation discussed their
group's investigations into possible
plans for a revision of the aca-
demic year calendar with members
of Student Government Council
last night.
- Prof. William Haber of the eco-
nomics department, chairman of
the commission, said the com-
mittee has centered its interest
about an intermediate solution be-
tween a plan for a quarter or tri-
mester system and the present
calendar.
Such a plan might include a
semester beginning right after
Labor Day and continuing through
Christmas, another semester from
January 2 until- mid-April and 'a
"split" summer session. The sum-
mer program would include a 16
week semester or could be broken
up into two eight-week periods.
Half Sessions
A student could elect one or two
of the summer half sessions en-
abling him to complete two and
a half or three full semesters each
year.
Prof. Haber said that there were
"some very real doubts" about the
quarter and trimester plans be-
cause they give E. student a irather
limited choice.
A full year schedule of classes
provides for little break for the
student to relax and thus it drew
"relatively little enthusiasm" from
the commission, which is to report
its recommendations to University
President Harlan Hatcher by May
15.
Prof. Haber stressed, however,
that the commission had already
decided (after 16 meetings in the
last few weeks) that the University
ought to plan on year long opera-
tion-though no student or faculty
member should be so required.
Maximum Use
"Overwhelming pressures for ad-
missions necessitate such a change
from. the present calendar. Our
goal is maximum use of facilities-
both of buildings and time, as
well as student and faculty minds."
Prof. Stephen Spurr of the natu-
ral resources school said that the
commission was "impressed by the
complexity of the University" and
this saw a need for flexibility in
planning an academic year. "No
one wants forced acceleration," he
explained. "We realize that a cer-
tain amount of non-classroom
experience is important."
daze Hides
Tray Robbery
About 1,200 trays worth $3,600
were taken from East Quadrangle

"responsibility to improve the im-
age of the University, the student
and itself in the eyes of the ad-
ministration and other people."
He cited The Daily's code of
ethics, in the form drawn up in
1940, which says that reporting
in The Daily's news and editorial
columns shall be as "calm, fair
and intelligent" as possible. He
said that recent Daily articles had
not lived up to these standards.
Criticizing the motion's vague-
ness, Acting Daily Editor John
Roberts, '62, emphasized that it
does not specify when the alleged
irresponsibility began, what par-
ticular points of the code of eth-
ics have been violated, or which
individual articles have violated
the code.
Many problems of errors in quo-
tation sources result from the fact
that "stories must be written
quickly, set quickly In type and
cut quickly," he said. Mistakes
made for these reasons are un-
avoidable and are not deliberate.
Code Revised
Roberts also pointed out that
the code of ethics referred to in
the motion has since been revised
and that the 1952 revision deletes
the phrase "calm, fair and intel-
ligent."
Union President Paul Carder,
'62, answered the charges of,
vagueness by insisting that list-
A full, chronological report of
the debate will appear on the
inside pages of tomorrow's Daily.
ing of specific grievances would
constitute tampering with free-
dom of the press which is con-
trary to the stated aim of the mo-
tion.
But he did cite The Daily's han-
dling of the Scheub report on the
quadrangle situation as Irrespon-
sible as it raised doubts as to the
quality of the quads in the minds
of parents of incoming freshmen.
Council rules do not permit a
vote on an expression of student
opinion until the meeting after al
committee of the whole has dis-
cussed the issue.;

-Daily-Ronald Krone -Daily-James Keson
MARKLEY MELEE--Bystanders at last night's panty raid saw several successful attempts to gain the desired articles. Several hundred
men had marched on Mary Markley Residence Hall after a sortie involving sports cars at South Quadrangle.
Spring IsHere .OftoheHl

By DAVID GEIGER,
DAVID MARCUS,
and PHILIP SUTIN
Spurred on by firecrackers and
cheering girls, several hundre :
men chanting "pants, pants,'
mobbed Mary Markley last night.
Several raiders pulled a screer
from a ground floor window and
entered the dormitory, whict
houses more than 1,200 women,
Some were shoved against the
glass side panel It broke, slightl3
injuring two students.:
Lift Sports Car
The tumult began at about 9
p.m. when residents of South and
West Quadrangle swarmed onto
East Madison Street to lift sports
cars bodily to block the road.
Police came with tow trucks anc
moved the cars back.
They left, and the students
moved the cars' into the streel
again. Yelling "to the Hill," the
crowd then headed toward State
Street.
Staff men attempted to halt the
mob at the corner, but after some
hesitation, half the group, roughly
150, rushed through the Cook Law
Quad chanting "to East."

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At East Quadrangle several hun-
dred students joined the march
toward the Hill. They reached
Markley at about 10:10 p.m. and
filled the courtyard. Women lined
up at the windows and in the
stairwells to taunt the raiders.
A firecracker exploded and an
undergarment fluttered down from
a window, followed by several
more at intervals. "I don't think
more than ten pair were lost," one
observer commented.
Dean of Men's office investigator

proved higher education ap-
propriation bill.
The House first passed and then
defeated the amendment to the
bill which would make all college
and university funds conditional
upon their limiting non-resident
admissions. But at no time did it
agree to any changes in the sums
granted to the state's nine col-
leges and universities.
Amendment Proposed
The limiting amendment was
proposed by Representatives Al-
lison Green (R-Kingston), the
majority floor leader, and William
Romano (D-Warren) who made a
similar proposal with a 10 per,
cent limit last year.
It was passed by the House in
the committee of the whole, 53-
34.
The House then debated wheth-
er or not to accept its own rec-
ommendation and voted 47-51
against it, but will vote again to-
day when Romano re-introduces
the proposal.
Second Vote
The second vote was confused,
with representatives in large num-
bers changing their votes both
ways, some of them more than
once, and at one point the pro-
posal had the 56-vote majority of
the House needed for passage.
If the House passes'the amend-
ment, the whole bill will have to
return to the Senate, but observ-
ers see little chance for joint pas-
sage of the limit.
The University, which has 33
per cent out-of-state enrollment,
and Michigan State University
with 25 per cent, would be the
two state institutions primarily
affected by the change.
No Additions
With no additions from the
House, the University appropria-
tion stands at $35.4 million, $8.5
million short of the Regents' re-
quest and $1.7 million short of
Gov. John B. Swainson's proposal.
The: Regents have already or-
dered, the administration to study
possible austerity measures which
might be invoked if the Senate-
approved $35.4 million figure
passes. These 'include enrollment
limits,' deficit operation and con-
tinued maintenance cutbacks.'
Representatives G ilb e rt S.
Bursley (R-Ann Arbor) and Wil-
fred G. Bassett (R-Jackson) led
the opposition to the Green-Ro-
mano amendment.
Present Policies
Bassett maintained limitation of
out-of-state enrollment was de-
sirable, but that the universities
would be forced to do this them-
selves by raising tuitions if the
Legislature maintained its pres-
ent policies.
Romano said the state's ex-
penses for out-of-state students
alone were equal to those for
three of the state's smaller col-
leges.

Lead er Raps
Depledging
IOWA CITY W)--The president
of the first white social fraternity
at the State University of Iowa
to pledge a Negro has moved out
in protest to the expulsion of the
Negro, Andrew J. Hankins, fresh-
man from Waukegan, Ill.
Richard N. Boe of Lake Zurich,
Ill., president of Delta Chi fra-
ternity, said he moved to a room-
ing house Tuesday because "the
understanding was that if Andy
didn't stay I wouldn't stay. I feel
the chapter made a bad mistake."
A member of the fraternity,
Jerry 'Parker of Ottumwa, said
"undoubtedly it was pressure from
the national office and other chap-
ters" which caused some members
of the chapter here to vote Han-
kins out.
Pollock Plans
Bid for Seat
In Convention
Prof. James Pollock, chairman
of the political science depart-
ment, yesterday announced his
canidacy for the Republican
nomination for the constitutional
convention from the first district
of Washtenaw County.
Termed "the father of Michi-
gan's civil service" when he served
as chairman of the Michigan Civil
Service Study Committee, 1935-
37, Prof. Pollock will be opposed
by George W. Sallade, '61L:
In the other Republican nomi-
nation race for the 33rd Senator-
ial district, former Regent Roscoe
0. Bonisteel faces Lewis G. Christ-
man. Fred M. Greenstreet of
Ypsilanti is running unopposed
from the second, district of Wash-
tenaw County.
Prof. Pollack, a graduate of the
University, has been a member of
the faculty for 35 years and, serv
ed as head of the political science
department for 14 years. In 1959
he was one of five faculty mem-
bers to receive awards for distin-
guished faculty achievement. He
also holds the James Orin Mur-
fin professorshipofepolitical sci-
ence.
Noting the present critical sit-
uation of the state and nation,
he said, "The very existence of our
federal system of government is
at stake, and unless we can find
the proper institutions and the
men and women willing and cap-
able of operating them, state and
local governments will soon be-
come the errand boys for Wash-
ington."

Harold Swoverland circled the
crowd with a flashlight, and Dean
of Men Walter B. Rea collected
names and identification from five
participants. He said he could not
say whether they would suffer
disciplinary action until he had
spoken with Joint Judiciary Coun-
cil.
He. added that students were
warned after last spring's food
riot-panty raid that inciting a riot
would merit severe punishment.
Two students were expelled for

U' Awaits. T axWaiver
On Sh p-Model Device
By BUEL TRAPNELL

sparking the 1960 incident, but
were subsequently reinstated. He
later remarked that disciplinary
action would center around the
window breaking.
'Hell of a Blast'
An ice cream truck followed the
rioters, At Markley the driver
commented, "This has been one
hell of a blast. I had a feeling in
my blood that any day now spring
fever would hit everybody. And
now besides ice cream they want'
the pants.
"I'll be around selling ice cream
after the riots. So when you get
through yelling at the girls start
yelling at me for. your favorite
flavor."~
Many students took pictures of
the rioting, and it was rumored
that some. of the photographers
were representatives of Joint Ju-
diciary.
Crowd Behavior
A psychology major commented
that only about a quarter of the
students exhibited crowd behavior.
The dean of men concurred, say-
ing, "This is a spectator sport."
The crowd included many wom-
en students who had left the
dorms before doors were locked.
Several couples stopped to watch.
Rea seemed most concerned over
the encouragement offered by
Markley residents. "The admins-
tration and policescouldn't have
done any more to stop it. A crowd
this size is very difficult to con-
trol."

EMOTIONALISM:
Press Drives Cuba

By LINDA REISTMAN

"American journalists actually
helped drive the Cuban revolution
toward Communism by their cov-
etage," Herbert L. Matthews of
the New York Times editorial staff
said here yesterday.
Speaking on - "Cuba and the
American Press," Matthews
charged that the American press
was guilty of intense emotionalism,
lack of sensitivity to the Cuban
situation and Communist hysteria
in its coverage of the revolution.
Since the present Castro regime
has been labeled communist, it is
impossible for correspondents to
go against public opinion in their

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A $37,114 ship-model testing device purchased by the naval
architecture department has been drydocked a week inm the Detroit
customs office waiting either congressional action or payment of a
T25Y2 per cent import tax.
Rep. George Meader (R-Ann Arbor) introduced a bill in Congress
to forgive the University of the duty tax, and it was sent to the
"Ways and Means Committee. "The
bill will apparently be passed in
time, but congressional action is
not very fast," Prof. Richard B,
Couch, chairman of the naval
i to L eft architecture department, said.
"Meanwhile, we would like to be
able to use this carriage."
Castro was not only a Communist, The towing carriage is made by
but anti-Communist. "I've been a German firm-the only one in
reproached for failing to predict the world that specializes in the
what would happen in Cuba, but design and construction of ship
my statement was an accurate model laboratory equipment.
description of Castro's sentiments Thederano anyuhadene.
at that time. The German company had de-
Profound Impact signed a towing carriage "almost
Matthews believes that the sen- exactly like the one we wanted,"
sational coverage of the executions Prof. Couch said. To have one
following the revolution had a built specially in the United States,
profound impact on the American to avoid the duty tax, would have
public. "Almost every Cuban fam- cost about five times as much.
ily had been affected by Fulgencio "We saw no reason why we
Batista's tyranny during the last should have to pay a duty on some-
two years of his rule. The agita- thing bought by a state university
tion and feeling that- built up led for an educational purpose," he
to these executions, and none of said. If Rep. Meader's bill nasses.

HUAC DEMONSTRATION CASE:
California Jury Acquits Meisenbach

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SAN FRANCISCO W)-Robert
J. Meisenbach was acquitted yes-
terday of a charge that he club-
bed a police officer during stu-
dent demonstrations against the
House Un - American Activities
Committee in San Francisco city
hall last May 13.
The 10 women and two men de-
liberated two hours and 50 min-

Schaumleffel on the head with the
officer's own night stick.
The jury heard 223,000 words
of widely diverging testimony in
10 trial days.
In its deliberations it called for
50 news picture exhibits of the
city hall disorder and asked for
a reading of Schaumleffel's direct
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him. Police rebuttal witnesses who
assisted in the Meisenbach arrest
said they didn't see anybody hit
anyone.
Walter Giubbini, assistant dis-
trict attorney, said the jury
weighed the evidence and came
back with the answer of not guilty.
The case rested on whether as-
sault was cnmmitted and should

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