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CONVOCATION
LACKS MEANING
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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom

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WARM
Partly cloudy today,
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VOL. LXXI, No. 159

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1961

FIVE CENTS

SIX PAGES

Ask End of lSUAffiliate Bias

-AP Wirephoto
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION-British Foreign Minister Lord Home (left) and Soviet Foreign Minister
Andrei Gromyo conferred at Gromyko's residence in Geneva yesterday. They failed to agree on
arrangements for a 14-nation conference on the future of Laos, and decided to postpone to formal
opening of the parley until today.

Rusk, Gromyko To Confer
So Laos Talks Can Begin
By The Associated Press
GENEVA - Secretary of State Dean Rusk decided early today
to meet Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko face to face to see
if they could solve the issue of who should speak for the Laotian people
at the East-West conference on Laos.
Wrangling over the Soviet Union's insistence that the pro-Com-
munist Pathet Lao be given full status as a government at the con-
efrence table prevented the 14-nation meeting from getting under
-way yesterday as planned. There

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JOSEPH PERKINS
... integrationist

Court Frees
Integrationist
Joseph Perkins, University stu-
dent prior to June, 1960, was ac-
quitted Wednesday of trespassing
charges in a Charlotte, North
Carolina court.
Perkins, who is Congress of
Racial Equality field secretary, was
arrested while participating in
CORE's Freedom Ride to challenge
interstate commerce bus segrega-
tion in the deep South.
He was seized while attempting
to have his shoes shined in the
barber shop of the bus terminal.
Judge Howard Arbucke ruled that
the barber shop is an integral part
of the bus terminal and that
therefore an interstate passenger
could not be excluded because of
race.
He based the decision on the Su-
preme Court ruling in Boynton vs.
Virginia case of December, 1960.
On Tuesday three other Free-
dom Riders were attacked in a
Greyhound waiting room in Rock
Hill. S. C.
The police caught the two white
youths, but the CORE members
refused to press charges.
An hour and a half later when
the Trailways bus arrived in Rock
Hill the waiting room was shut-
tered.
Jim Peck, editor of the CORE-
lator, the CORE newsletter, and
Henry Thomas, were arrested in
Winnsboro, S. C. Wednesday,dbut
were later released.
The ride is testing the enforce-
ment of the Supreme Court de-
cision against discrimination on
interstate motor carriers or in
any bus terminal facilities which
are available as a regular part of
the transportation company's op-
eration.,

were suggestions among the big
Western delegation that perhaps it
would be better not to hold the
conference at all.
The Rusk-Gromyko meeting is
expected to take place this morn-
ing.
The outcome may determine
whether the conference, called ao-
cording to both sides to seek meansj
of making Labs a peaceful and
neutral nation, eventually gets
started or not.
Fighting to keep the Communist
camp from winning a strategic
edge in the jump-off stage at the
bargaining table, Rusk advanced'
two firm demands that prevented
the conference from opening yes-
terday as scheduled.
Demands Certification
First, Rusk insisted there could
be no conference unless there was
certification from the three-nation
International Control Commission
in Laos tht an actual cease-fire
existed. He was satisfied on that
point by a report from the Indian-
Canadian-Polish commission.
Second, Rusk refused to agree
that the pro-Communist Pathet
Lao could be seated at the con-
ference as though it were a gov-
ernment of Laos, as the Russians
demanded. He said the Pathet Lao
'could not claim full governmental
status with the same standing as
Premier Boun Oum's pro-Western
regime.
It was on this point that efforts
to open the conference broke
down.
Still Hope
Although some delegates per-
sisted through yesterday in be-
lieving the talks might get under
way today, a British spokesman
said it was not likely they could
begin until Monday or Tuesday.
In Vientiane monsoon rains
washed out a scheduled second
meeting of government and rebel
cease-fire negotiators at rebel-held
Ban Namone.
.The rains forced back helicop-
ters carrying a government mili-
tary team, truce commissioners
and newsmen toward Ban Namone,
60 miles north of Vientiane.

CUBA :
To .Press
Inquiries
WASHINGTON P)-Two Sen-
ate subcommittees announced
plans to .press their Cuban inves-
tigations yesterday as news arriv-
ed that Fidel Castro had cut off
all motor traffic to the United
States naval base in Guantanamo
Bay.
The Senate Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Latin American
Affairs said it would question
Adolf A. Berle Monday on his role
in last month's disastrous attempt
by Cuban exiles to invade their
Caribbean land and overthrow
Castro.
Berle, an adviser to Secretary
of State Dean Rusk, heads the
State Department's task force on
Latin America.
Demands Records
The Senate Internal Security
Subcommittee said it has directed
Richard Gibson to produce rec-
ords Tuesday identifying the
members of the Fair Play for
Cuba Committee. Gibson is acting
secretary of the pro-Castro com-
mittee.
The Navy disclosed the halt in
auto and bus traffic to the Guan-
tanamo base, which lies in Cuban
territory.
Once it found out about the
halt, the Navy said, it used its own
buses to meet the workers at the
gate and drive them to their jobs.
The United States buses are not
permitted by Cuban authorities to
leave the base.
Work Normal
The Navy said all work on the
Guantanamo base was proceed-
ing normally, despite the harrass-
ment.
Sen. Wayne Morse (D-Ore),
chairman of the Latin American
Affairs Subcommittee, would not
detail what his group expected to
learn from Berle, a former assist-
ant secretary of state and ambas-
sador to Brazil.
But Morse told a newsman:
More Information
"I'm of the opinion there is a
great deal of information the sub-
committee doesn't know about in
connection with this invasion.
"We hope witnesses will be call-
ed during next week who will
give us the whole story."
Morse said Tuesday's hearing
would be closed to the public.

G
Group Seeks
To Set Date
For Deletion
Request To Affect
Three Fraternities
Michigan State University's All-
University Student Government
passed a recommendation last
Wednesday that three fraternities6
with racial bias clauses be given
until Jan. 1, 1962 to remove them.
Sigma Nu, Alpha Tau Omega
and Sigma Chi would be affected
by the resolution if it is passed by
the Faculty Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs.
AUSG has no jurisdiction over
fraternities, President Lawrence
Campbell said. The body can onlyI
make recommendations to thet
committee for action.
Fraternities at MSU are grantedI
charters by the university. Other
organizations receive them fromc
the student government and aree
responsible to it.
Campbell said, "Although we do
not have the Constitutional power
to take any actions, I am quiteI
optimistic that our recommenda-
tion will be passed by the com-c
mittee."c
The resolution, which specific-s
ally criticized the three fraterni-
ties, provides a 180 day probatiun
period after which they would beF
suspended.E
Campbell noted that the recom-t
mendation only concerns racial
discrimination and then only in
cases of written bias clauses.
He added that a waiver grant-f
ing local autonomy would be con-N
sidered sufficient.t
The resolution received support
from the MSU Interfraternityr
Council President Lawrence Os-
terink.c
A similar measure had been in-
troduced for consideration by thee
AUSG last year but it died because
of insufficient time at the endr
of the last session before the re-
cent MSU elections.
LSA Studies
New Proposal.
On Counseling
The literary college is consid-
ering an arrangement wherebyI
freshmen would be assigned coun-r
selors by residence, hall houses,
Associate Dean of the Literaryt
College James H. Robertson saids
yesterday.
If the proposal were put intoF
effect, all or most of the freshment
residents of a house would have
the same counselor.
Dean Robertson cited two advan-I
tages to the plan:.
First, it "would give literary
college freshmen a better sense
of identity with their counselors ifc
a number of people each knew
were to have the same counselor."
Second, it "would serve as a
communication bridge between the
residence hall staff and the aca-
demic counselors."
He also noted that "the pro-
posal could be strengthened by
the counselor taking part, by in-
vitation, in house activities." .
He added that the final decisionf
would come after further consul-
tation with the Dean of Men and
Dean of Women's offices.
The plan was originally discuss-t
ed by- representatives of these of-
fices several months ago..

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elson Reported Leaving

For

Position at

'OPERATION ABOLITION':
Debate HUAC Film Dup

By BEATRICE TEODORO
The charge that students who
participated in the demonstra-
tions against the House Un-Amer-
ican Activities Committee in San
~Francisco last May were "Coin-
runist dupes" was one of the
central issues in a debate yester-
day between Roger Seasonwein,
'61, and Fulton Lewis III.
The film "Operation Abolition"
is distorted because it does not
prove its allegations that the Uni-
versity of California Berkeley
campus students were led and in-
cited by Communists, Seasonwein,
a member of Student Government
Council, said.
"Through factual inaccuracies,
ambiguity and innuendo," he add-
ed, "the film leads to the belief
that the students were Communist
dupes."
Students Dupes
Lewis, technical director of the
film, asserted that the students
were dupes because they allowed
themselves to be "led" by such
"Communists" as suppoenaed wit-
ness Archie Brown, and cited
singing within the Committee
chambers.
In the context of the film, how-
ever, the meaning of dupes is
based on "fallacies and false state-
ments," Seasonwein said.
"The fallacy asserts that if an
individual has the same goals or
used the same methods as a Com-
munist, he is a dupe," he said.
Planned at Berkeley
He pointed out that the demon-
strations were planned by the
Berkeley Student Committee on
Civil Liberties and cited a Univer-
sity of California professor as
stating there were no Communists
"in positions of leadership" in the
policy of the the student com-
mittee.
Lewis said the film made a dis-
tinction between the pickets out-
side the City Hall, who were not
under as much Communist influ-
ence as those demonstrating in
the building.
He quoted statements of San
Francisco Mayor George Christo-
pher, police inspector Michael
McGuire and Municipal Judge Al-
bert Axelrod to the effect that
"known Comrmunists were in lead
of agitation."

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-Daily-
REBUTTAL-SGC member Roger Seasonwein, '6
"Operation Abolition" in a debate with Fulton Le
technical director of the film. The debate on the
was held yesterday in, the Multipurpose Rm. of UG
PROTEST BIAS:
AADAC Pickets Kre
Whie Stockholders.I
During the S. S. Kresge annual stockholders'
throughout yesterday afternoon, over 100 members of t
Direct Action Committee and Detroit Congress of R
picketed S. S. Kresge's national office..
Rudolph Lombard, student sit-in leader and chai
Orleans CORE, addressing the stockholders on the pro
of stock purchased by Ann Arbor CORE urged the sto
to continue to accept dividends

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tanford
To Remain
es' Through End
Of Summer
'U' Officials Refuse
Comment on Report;
Nelson Unavailable
By RALPH KAPLAN
Vice-President for University
Relations Lyle M. Nelson will ac-
cept a job as director of Univer-
sity Relations of Stanford Univer-
sity this fall, a source at Stan-
ford said last night.
The Stanford position will be
a newly created post in the office
of the President. The job will be
separate from present public re-
lations and information positions
at Stanford.
The source reported that Stan-
-James Keson ford was about to launch $100,-
1, discusses 000,000 fund-rising drive and need-
wis III, the ed a university director to head
HUAC film it.
Solve Dispute
MI Improving Stanford's public re-
lations with the community and
placating inter-university disputes
will also be duties of the Stan-
ford job, the source reported.
sS Stanford's President James B.
Sterling refused to deny the re-
port. University President Harlan
1leet Hatcher had no comment. Nelson
could not be reached for comment.
Nelson became director of Uni-
meeting and versity relations in 1957, after
nArbortransferring from San Francisco
he AnnlAty State College. In June, 1960, the
acial Equality Board of Regents approved a pro-
posal to make this post a new
rman of New vice-presidency. The title of Vice-
xy of a share President for Relations had not
ckholders "not been used since 1951, when. the
post was held by Marvin L. Nie-
lasL lhuss.
31 Regent Eugene Powers refused
to predict whether or not the Re-
Tax gents would continue the post as
a vice-presidency if Nelson were
to leave. "The- functions will be
performed, regardless of the title
P'The House that goes with the job," he com-
mented. Power said, "Nelson has
emittee heard done an excellent job and been a
esterday but valuable addition to the admin-
the adminis- istrative staff."
ch centers on Was General Secretary
billion in tax Nelson was assistant to the
s which mod- president and general secretary of
plants, the corporation at Educational
the measure Television and Radio Center n
e verbal brick- Ann Arbor for two years until
witnesses who September, 1953, when he went to
is nats San Francisco State College,
iscriinatory,and d Besides his duties as vice-presi-
e and shaped dent, Nelson has worked with the
g people Development Council, been chair-
of the legis- man of the broadcasting commit-
, too-notably tee, and general co-ordinator of
al of special various University relations func-
dividends and tions.
nuation of the
air passenger M, Nine Edges
aking for the
nber of Coin- W s o s6
ax credit planWisconsin, -
eatment . . . a
ne segment of By BRIAN MacCLOWRY
he said, bene- It was Bill Freehan day at Ferry
which happens Field yesterday.
to make un- No one planned it that way, so
ments in 1961. the big catcher staged an ad lib
n, Americans presentation of his own, hitting
on vice-presi- two home runs and a double and
%I depreciation driving in five runs, which .lifted
park "another Michigan to an uphill 6-5 victory
nt boom." But over Wisconsin.
d do far less It was his second homer, lead-
ic good "than ing off in the bottom of the tenth
would leave a inning, that gave Mike Joyce his
income in the fifth conference win, and eighth

- and low-in- of the season, without a loss.
thereby would Tossed Gopher Bal
sumption." His victim was Badger- right-
hander Ron Krohn, who had la-
bored through nine innings only
j 7~ Rto see victory dashed on his first
l nfnhin te fmt'

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tainted with injustice."
Lombard presented 6,500 boycott
pledges from concerned shoppers
to the stockholder's meeting. Ac-
cording to CORE's more recent
information, Kresge now has seg-
regated counters in Atlanta, Mid-
field and Birmingham, Ala., Me-
taine and New Orleans, La., and
Danville, Va.
Lombard told the stockholders
that D. W. Fritz, manager of the
New Orleans store stated last Sat-
urday he will "cooperate with the
national directive to serve Negroes
at the lunch counter."

African States Reaffirm
Support for United Nations
MONROVIA, Liberia (MP)-Leaders of a score of African nations
regarded as pro-Western or noncommitted last night reaffirmed their
faith in the United Nations.
They called the UN "The only organization which, in spite of past
weaknesses and mistakes, is best adapted to achieve a real solution of
the Congo problem."
A resolution adopted by the leaders at a conference here also
called on all African nations "to desist from such activities as hasty
-- recognition of breakaway regimes
in the old Congo republic and
generally from taking sides with
rival groups in any form or man-
IF ner. "

Ma'yI
Revisec
WASHINGTON (A
Ways and Means Coy
many witnesses y
few good words for
tration tax bill whi
a plan to grant $1.7
credits to businesse
ernize and expand
This key part of
drew the bulk of the
bats from assorted
described it as d
confusing, ineffectiv
to benefit the wron
But other phases
lation were opposed
the proposed repe
benefits on stockc
the suggested contix
10 per cent tax on
fares.
Joel Barlow, speE
United States Char
merce, called the to
"preferential tax tre
direct subsidy to or
business." It would,
fit only a business v
to be in a position
usually large investi
Robert R. Natha
for Democratic Acti
dent, said the specia
allowances might s5
temporary investmez
he said they wouli
long-range economi
tax measures which
larger proportion of
hands of the middle
come groups which1
stimulate more con
P"91 MA

COLD WAR PROBLEMS:
llN 1T A 1A - j

ioynoee I Votes Ilirthi Rate remtl

By JUDITH BLEIER
and MICHAEL HARRAH
"Population is a major threat
to world survival; we would be
more alarmed if we weren't so
immediately concerned with atom-
ic warfare," Prof. Arnold J. Toyn-
bee of the University of London
said yesterday.
Prof. Toynbee was in Ann Ar-
bor to address the 38th annual
Wnr f-.- na.t+n

He also mentioned the possi-
bility that the sides as they uow
stand would realign. "These al-
liances -don't last very long. The
West might find Russia as her,
staunch ally against Communist
China. It's a very temporary sit'va-
tion. Nothing but some sort of
world government will solve the
problem.
Agreement, not Conquest
*'T"-ho d nnr.a cnn thn-,

He likened the recent American
"fiasco" in Cuba to the Suez af-
fair. "I was in Japan at that time,"
he recalled. "The feeling was that
someone had started a local war,
and it could easily develop into
a major conflict.
"When a big country attempts
to step on a smaller nation, it
arouses the feelings of the whole
human race."
Prof. Tovnbee said that there

Directed at Ghana
This obviously was directed at
such countries as Ghana and
Guinea, which recognize the Lum-
umbist and Stanleyville regime of
Antoine Gizenga as the Congo's
legal government. The UN and the
West recognize the Leopoldville
government of President Joseph
Kasavubu.
Neither Ghana nor Guinea was
represented at the conference. The
two countries, along with the
United Arab Republic, Morocco
and Mali, make up the so-called
Casablanca group, which does not

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