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Council Decides



With Daily Editors,

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~ ax Defeat Sparks Dispute

Now that the last-ditch at-,
tempt to pass nuisance taxes
to increase the higher educa-
tion appropriation has failed,
incriminations fill the air.
Republicans claim that Gov.
John. B. Swainson waited too,
long before agreeing to the tax-
es. Swainson said the Republi-
can majority in the Senate
crippled state services.,
Democratic National Com-
mitteeman Neil Staebler issued
a statement yesterday demand-
ing that Senator Stanley G.
Thayer (R-Ann Arbor) give
"the real explanation" of why
he voted against the nuisance
taxes Tuesday night.
Fail to Pass
The failure to pass the taxes
climaxes a long series of po-
litical maneuvering which
started over revenue estimates.
The Democrats estimated that
revenues beginning July 1961
will be $477 million, while the
Republicans estimated $462 mil-
"We (the Democrats) feel
that our educated guess on es-

timated revenues for the com-
ing fiscal year is just as accur-
ate as the Republican's," Sen.
George C. Steeh (D-Macomb)
"The governor's budget rec-
ommendations are within the
estimated $477 million. We be-
lieve that all signs point to-
ward an upturn in the econo-
my. The Republicans tend to
' Thayer Attempts
Over three weeks ago Thayer
attempted to obtain a bi-parti-
san agreement to extend the
nuisance taxes; but with no
help from the governor, it fail-
Last Friday, when the House
passed their appropriations bill,
Thayer said he had most of
the Republican "moderates"
behind him but lacked the nec-
essary four or five Democratic
votes to carry the measure.
Steeh said'that there was no
opportunity to caucus on Fri-
day, and therefore he could not
deliver the needed votes. "On
Monday we were ready, but the
Republicans were not."

Over that weekend Thayer
said that many of the Republi-
cans who were originally com-
mitted to the expiration of the
taxes were returning to their
original position. He also said'
that Steeh could not guarantee
the Democratic votes until
Then, when it seemed that a
compromise could be reached
with both parties rallying to
the taxes at the same time, the
division of the tax package it-
self brought disharmony.
Couldn't Muster
That same night Thayer
drew up a proposal which call-
ed for $19 million in taxes of
which $3.5 would go to higher
education. But by this time
Tayer could n otvmuster
enough votes and never sub-
mitted his plan to the Senate.
T h e following morning
Swainson said he would not
stand in the way of passing the
taxes. The Republicans all said
that his move was too late, al-
though the Democrats submit-
ted what was in essence, Thay-
er's proposal. It failed 17-12.

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Students View, Debate Film

Pass Motion
As Substitute
For Yost's
SGC Plans To Hold.
Tuesday Conferencet
With Seniors-Juniors
Student Government Council1
last night adopted by voice vote at
motion by Acting Daily Editor
John Roberts, '62, to have Coun-
cil members meet with The Daily
They wil confer with Daily sen-+
iors and junior editors at 3 p.m.
The Council had previously
voted nine-to-eight to substitute
Roberts' motion for one proposed
by James Yost, '62, which express-
ed "grave concern" by the Coun-
cil over an apparent lack ofre-
sponsibility in news reporting and
editorial comment in The Daily.,
An amendment to Roberts' mo-
tion, proposed by Per Hanson, '62/
was defeated. The amendment
would have placed Yost's motion
expressing concern on the agenda
for next week's SGC meeting.
Speakers in favor of Roberts'
motion believed the meeting of
Council members with the Daily
staff would prove more effective
than Yost's motion in promoting
better communication between
The Daily and the Council.
Panhellenic Association Presi-
dent Susan Stillerman, '62, and
Assembly Association President
Sally Jo Sawyer, '62, said that
SGC, if it passed Yost's motion
without first availing itself of the
opportunity to discuss issues ob-
jectively, would be acting with
greater irresponsibility than The
Daily has been accused of.
Arthur Rosenhaum, '62, said he
did not believe the Daily deserved
the consideration of a meeting of
the type Roberts proposed, since
in the past 'The Daily has not
shown a comparable willingness to
discuss issues before publishing
Nevertheless, Rosenhaum said he
was willing to support Roberts'
motion in hopes that the meeting
could be conducted 'in good faith."
Opposing the motion, Hanson
said The Daily in instances in-
cluding the Scheub report on resi-
dence halls, fraternity bias clauses
and the Michigan Union policies
had not consulted the student or-
ganizations involved before com-
menting on their activities.
Interfraternity Council Presi-
dent Robert Peterson, '62, said
that in the past Daily editors have
ignored protests regarding their
articles and policies and have
shown no indication they will
change their attitude now."

Council Cites
Rules Violation
In executive session last night
Student Government Council
adopted a motion to review favor-
ably the appointments of Robert
M. Berger, '63, Jane S. Glick, '62,
Robert A. Greenes, '62, Juliet T.
Pearce, '62, and Larry A. Stinson,
'63E, to Joint Judiciary Council.
"SGC however, notes that cer-
tain irregularities in pre-inter-
viewing procedures occurred," the
motion said.
"For such procedures to have
been proper, they would have had
to have been approved as, con-
stitutional amendments to the
Joint Judiciary constitution.
"However, not wishing to ab-
struct the process of Joint Judi-
ciary, the Council accepts the
nominations in good faith."
The irregularities SGC referred
to were involved in the institution
of a screening process ahead of the
final interviews' for Joint Judic
Final interviews are held by a
six-man board composed of three
officers from Joint Judic and three
from SGC. The screening com-
mittees consisted of only Joint
Judic members.
The screening procedure was set
up by Joint Judic Chairman Char-
les Gessner, '61E, to eliminate the
necesity for the full commmittee
to hear all the applicants for the
five open positions on Joint Judie.
He defended his action as being
with his powers under the Joint
Judic's by-laws.
Constitutional amendments for
Joint Judic must be approved by
both the University Subcommittee
on Discipline and SGC.
Gessner said last night that
Joint Judic intended to set up a
joint committee with SGC in the
fall to consider the advisability of
recommending some screening
procedure in the form of a consti-
tutional amendment.
He added: "It is unfortunate
that we got into this procedural
trouble. This (the institution of
screening) was only a test, and
we feel it was successful."
Boland Plans
A ngola Probe
erick H. Boland of Ireland, presi-
dent of the United Nations Gen-
eral Assembly, told Soviet Deputy
Foreign Minister Valerian A. Zorin
yesterday a five-nation UN com-
mittee of inquiry on Angola would
be formed within the next few
Boland replied to a request from
Zorin that urgent steps be taken
to carry out provisions of a Gen-
eral Assembly resolution urging
Portugal to respect human rights
and freedoms in its African terri-
tory of Angola.

Plans No
'Time Remains
For More Actioi
LANSING (A) - Gov. John,
Swainson told the Legislature ye
terday not to expect him to cal
special session to take care of i
portant matters lawmakers doi
deal with during their regul
The time to act on bills st
pending is now, the governor si
in a special message to the Leg
The governor made clear 1
stand on the situation after thr
major bills died under last nigh
deadline for passage of all mei
ures through both the House a
Senate. They would:
More for Education
1) Extend special taxes on te
phone and telegraph bills and
penny-per-pack tax on cigareti
producing nearly $20 million a y(
for state colleges and universitt
mental health programs, statese
ploye pay raises and state aid
public schools. They are part o
$50 million, package of nuisar
taxes scheduled to expire June
2) Bring Michigan under 1
new program of federal aid
dependent children of unemplo:
workers. Michigan would real
about $20 million from the em
gency plan.
3) Set up restriction agar
billboard advertising on the int
state highway system, bring
Michigan $$ to $8 million in f
eral funds if it adopts the p
before July 1.

--Ak- wirepnoto
NO CEASE-FIRE-Capt. William Chance, a uniformed military
assistant on the front lines of the fighting in Laos, is shown at
Pa Dong, as he reports that the rebels are still ignoring the cease-
fire plea. American military advisers are counseling the pro-
Western Royalist forces.
Husk Visits Geneva
For Talks'on1Laos
GENEVA (),-Secretary of State Dean Rusk arrived last night for
the 14-nation conference on Laos amid doubts that the sessions will,
get under way on schedule tomorrow.
Rusk said he would take part in the conference "if information
from Laos permits it."
Real Cease-fire
Rusk and other Western officials have declared they would:
refuse to take part unless there is a real cease-fire between Commu-
nist and anti-Communist forces. Three leading members of an In-
dian - Canadian - Polish .--control

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Approximately; 100 East Quad-
rangle residents saw the contro-
versial film strip "Communism on
the Map" last night.
Sponsored by Strauss house, the
program included an introduction
by Dr. Arnold Brown of Dearborn
and a refutation of the film by
Kenneth McEldowney, '62. An hour
long discussion session followed
the showing.
The film, with its tape-recorded
sound track, claims to trace the
development and extension of
Communist influence. Starting
with- the Russian revolution, it
notes the countriesrunder Rus-
sian domination and specifies
thosein which Communist in-
fluence is greatest.
Lists Countries
The film includes all of Europe,
Asia expect Formosa, and South
America except the Dominican
.Rap Kennedy's
Cuban oliey
NEW YORK P)-Seventy New
!ngland college professors and
writers took a half-pagead in the
New York Times Tuesday to :urge
President John F. Kennedy to re-
vise United States policy toward
Inan open letter to the Presi-
dent, the professors criticized the
Central Intelligence Agency for
having "blundered in an inexcus-
able and almost inconceivable
way" in what the letter described
as the CIA's attempt at a counter-
revolution in Cuba.
The statement, described as
written by members of the Har-
vard faculty, urged the adminis-
tration to "reverse the present
drift towards American military
intervention in Cuba" and to at-
tempt "to detach the Castro re-
gime from the Communist bloc."
Lewis Shows
Revised Film,
II, narrator and technical di-
rector of the controversial film
"Operation Abolition," disclosed
here last night that he has been
showing a corrected version of the
film since April 4.
The mistake in the original ver-
sion of the film on the student
,.na dina the an m.an,,seon

Republic as being under extreme
danger of Communist influences
from within.
It also classifies Canada, Mexico
and Hawaii as being centers of
Communist power.
It also cited errors in United
States foreign policy in not ship-
ping arms to Batista and Chaing
Kai-shek in their fight against
Communist rebels.
Narrator Describes
The narrator also described the
American mistake of recognizing
the Soviet Union. He claimed that
such recognition gave the Soviet
government the prestige to save
,its country from"imminent finan-
cial breakdown."
Brown, who though not a mem-
ber of the American Legion, which
supplied the film, came to show
it, commented that it is "a factual
McEldowney said that the film
draws "an equation between so-
cialism and communism.
Red Infiltration,
"It claims Communist infiltra-
tion in countries with strong so-
cialist labor parties which in fact
are anti-Communist," he added.
The film cited a British Labor
Party member's statement that
socialism is a transitory step to

Communist. It also noted that the
main weapon in Communist con-
quest has been subversion from
within rather than external force.
Opinion was divided on the film
during the ensuing discussion per-
Ernest Coleman, '63, noted that
the film is intended to bring about
"an awareness of Communist ten-
dencies in these countries."
Tone Down
"While it is much too strong, it
is hoped that they will tone down
later films and make them more
acceptable to the academic com-
"Films like this one are intended
to stir up patriotism among the
people," he, concluded.
John Roberts, '64E, ommented
that "the people who made the
film are using the same tactics as
the Communists.
Javits Declines
Mayoralty Race
NEW YORK (P)-Sen. Jacob K.
Javits (R-NY) emerged from a
heated Republican policy meeting
last night to announce that he will
not run for mayor of New York on
the GOP ticket.

commission, whose job is to certify
that a cease-fire is in effect, fin-
ally left for headquarters of Com-
munist and neutralist rebel head-
quarters at Xieng Khouang in Laos
yesterday after being rebuffed on
Random fighting continued; but
there has been no serious outbreak
for a week.
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
A. Gromyko said the Soviet Union
would make "every effort to solve
the Laotian problem justly and
without procrastination and stamp
out a hotbed of war danger."
Freely Resolve
He added that he hoped other
delegates would act so as to "pro-
mote the restoration of peace in
Laos and create conditions under
which the Laotians can freely re-
solve their domestic affairs with-
outside pressure.".
Rusk stressed a necessity of
making arrangements for the
peace and independence of Laos.
"The search for peace in Laos
is worth the best efforts of all
who might come to the table.'

IBM 704 Goes MAD When User Makes. Mistake

Birehers Ask
WASHINGTON ()- Two con-
gressmen asked the House Rules
Committee yesterday to approve,
an investigation of charges that
the John Birch Society follows the
line of Fascism, Naziism, Com-
munism, and Ku Klux Klanism.
The two congressmen are mem-
bers, of the society.
The committee, after hearing
the pleas of Rep. Edgar W. Hei-
stand (R-Calif) and Rep. John H.
Rousselot (R-Calif), deferred ac-
Congressmen Describe
Rousselot and Hiestand described
the charges as' "distorted state-
ments, half truths and innuen-
"These are serious charges,"
Rousselot said. "I think it would
,be a healthy thing to clear the
But a member of the committee,
Rep. B. F. Sisk (D-Calif), said he'
had a hunch that the request for
an investigation was part of a
publicity-seeking drive, on behalf
of the society, whose founder,
Robert Welch, once called former
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
"a dedicated, conscious agent of
the Communist conspiracy."
Rousselot denied the society is
anti - Catholic, anti - Semitic, or
anti-Negro. He said it has re-
quested the resignation of mem-
bers who advocated anti-minority
HUAC Refuses
The House Committee on Un-
American Activities recently re-
fused to investigate the society.!
The committee said it lacks juris-
Hiestand then sponsored a reso-
lution to create a seven-member
House committee to do the investi-
It was Hiestand's resolution that
the rules committee took up yes-
Ni xon .Blames
GOP 'Rebels'
Former Vice-President Richard
M. Nixon blamed dissidents among
wMminhiean Rnuiar RfMnndanv fon

GOP' Indicates.
House Democrats introduced res-
olutions yesterday to suspend leg.
Islative rules to allow considera-
tion of the billboard and unem-
ployment assistance programs.
GOP leaders in both the House
and Senate, however, indicateg
they stood little chance of adop-
Lynn M. Bartlett, State Super-
intendent of Public Instruction,
assailed the Legislature for failure
to appropriate more money for
state-supported colleges and uni-
"The Republican-controlled Leg-
islature makes it necessary for the
public schools of our state to
operate on the same per-pupil al-
lowance for the third consecutive
year," he said.
Druids Tap'
New Members
From the Stonehenge circle,
Aided by the witches' cauldron,
Mystic plans were brewed in
Many twigs were examined;
Many rocks were overturned,
Subjected to heat from blazing
Observed by men of knowledge
, and magic.
Those decayed were burned and
Finally from the murkey grove,
From the Cave where Fingal
The Order of the Mighty Oak
Causing the earth to shake and
Causing nations and peoples to
All to bend the twig and sapling
And to capture the sturdy
Big-Bossing Book-Bending
Boxelder Balgley
Calmly-Collected Committee Chie
Cork Cohen
Fast-Floating Free-Flowing Fir
Good-Grabbing Grunt-Groaning
Gum Gladstein
Golf-Grabbing Great-Swinging.
Green Ash Goode
High-Hopping Hoophoocker
Hickory Higgs <
Hefty-Runt-like Hemlock Hunter
Keen-Krushing Krafty King-nut
Kool-Kushened Kraft-Kramming
Krab Apple Krynicki
Lead-Lofting, Load Locust Lucky
Long-Lunging Rink Lapping
Locust Lunghammer
Mad Mashing, Might, Mahogany
Magnificent Writing, Mad Markin
Moosewood Marks
Meandering Mercury, Massive
Muscled Maple McRae
Massively Mauling. Mee with the

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A user of the computing cen-
ter's IBM-704 electronic computer
could easily lose his sanity trying
to put the right data on the punch
cards and to communicate effec-
titvely with the machine in its
own language, Robert Rosin, com-
puting center senior programmer,
So he programmed the 704 to
print pictures of Alfred E. Neu-
man and Moxie Axotol (mascots
of a national comic magazine)
captioned "What, Me Worry?"
when it is fed erroneous instruc-
It then informs the user of his
mistakes, and even refers him to
the section of the operating guide
that could tell him how to cor-
rectly program the instructions.
Temporarily Abandoned
But the computer has such a
heavy schedule now, Rosin said.
that even Alfie's picture has been
temporarily abandoned, and the
704 just seriously lists the mis-
'takes and refers the user to the

Michigan Algorithm Decoder
(MAD) to translate technical
lnaguage into machine language.
MADTRAN Translates
"MAD translates about four to
five times as fast as FORTRAN,"
Rosin said. He and H. E. Fergusno,
Grad, wrote MADTRAN, which
translates FORTRAN programs
into MAD programs, so that either
may be used on the computer.
Rosin emphasized that serious
work is done with the two-year
old 704. It is rented at a stan-
dard IBM 60 per cent educational
discount to do only academic
Cards punched on a keypunch
machine are put into a reader,
which records its information on
magnetic tapes. From then on,
tape is used for the computer
Monitor Program
When the machine requests it,
a tape containing many jobs is
then loaded for processing. A mon-
itor program is used to feed the
jobs in sequence through the
conmmute itself.

large work load by the approxi-
mately 1,000 people who use it.
Computer Cpmmunication
Rosin said that at many instal-
lations computers are used only to
process information, but at the
center, the 704 is used to learn
about computers and how to com-
municate with them, and to teach
students, in addition to processing
data gathered in all phases of
scientific research.
There are 440 students enrolled
in the two computer programming
courses taught here. The comput-
ing staff does not program the 704
for any of the people who use it;
they only assist when help is
Eventual Printout
"The IBM 704 can process the
typical small student job in 45
seconds, including translating,
checking its 'library' for things the
user might have requested, putting
the output on an appropriate tape
for eventual printout on another
machine and proceeding to the
next job," Rosin commented.
The computing center is work-


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