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Warmer with a chance
of light rain tonight

Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom


Assembly Stops
Initiative Actions
YRs Fail To Obtain Permission;
Move Only Effects Residence Halls
The circulation of National Student Association initiative peti-
tions in the dormitories was officially stopped Thursday night by
Assembly Association President Mary Beth Norton, '64.
"These petitions were stopped from being circulated,_ because no
one had gotten permission of Assembly as they are required to do."
Vice-President for Student Affairs James A. Lewis said that he
was "certain that petitioning must be cleared with Assembly and
$Inter-Quadrangle Council before it



.. NSA initiative
Students Vote
Out of NSA
The Vanderbilt University Stu-
dent Senate voted 14-12 Wednes-
day to withdraw from the United
States National Student Associa-
tion,Vanderbilt Student Govern-
ment President Thomas Aber-
nathy said yesterday.
As president, Abernathy has the
power to veto the senate's decision
before next Wednesday's meeting.
However, he said that "although
I personally would like to veto
the action," the 12 senate mem-
bers who voted in favor of NSA
were not a majority and will not
have time to participate on NSA
projects this year.
Therefore, he has decided not
to veto the move.
Not Hostile
The student Secretary of Stu-
dent Affairs, William Brooks, said
that Vanderbilt's withdrawal was
"not a hostile move against NSA."
He said that the senate, the legis-
lative branch of the student gov-
ernment, questioned "what tan-
gible benefits the students received
from NSA."
Brooks said that since Vander-
bilt joined NSA about four years
ago, the issue of continued par-
ticipation has come up annually
He said that two questions have
been raised.
F i r s t, whether Vanderbilt's
voice as a Southern university was
being heard at the NSA Congress,
was questioned.
The second question was stu-
dent concern that NSA voiced
opinions on topics which are not
student affairs. Also, he said the
student body is not in complete
agreement whether they want to
be part of an organization which
endorses the student sit-in move-
Abernathy said that he was dis-
appointed in the senate's decision
since students did not consider the
potential of NSA, but rather the
fact that the individual has not
benefitted from the organization.
Brooks pointed out that all the
members of the senate who had
attended the NSA Congress voted
in favor of the association.
He also said that two years ago
a 'campus-wide referendum had
been held and the students voted
to withdraw from NSA; however,
the student senate ignored the
Campus movements have begun
to join the Southern University
Student Government Association,
but Brooks said that he doubted
that Vanderbilt would join since
CTTWCo A c little t. v~o. ff h n

can be circulated in the dormitor-
ies and that a check would be
made to see if it must also be
cleared with the Board of Gov-
Stopped in Stockwell
One petition was confiscated in
Stockwell by the judiciary chair-
man, and Miss Norton's order stop-
ped them in other dormitories.
"Most of the women who were
approached to sign the petition
did not know what they were sign-
ing. The woman who circulated
the petition in Stockwell misrepre-
sented its purpose and the facts,"
Miss Norton said.
There is nothing in the Assem-
bly Constitution which specifical-
ly forbids petitioning, but there is
a Board of Governor's regulation
which forbids surveys and ques-
tionnaires from being circulated
without permission of Assembly.
No Soliciting
"Another regulation stops any
solicitation of money, clothing, or
books without the permission of
Assembly. Either of these regula-
tions may possibly apply to the
NSA petition circulation. This rule
may also apply to this case."
The petition was being circulat-
ed under the auspices of YR's.
Miss Norton said that she spoke
with YR President Mark Hauser,
'64, and that he said that the
group was unaware of the ruling.
Hauser Talks
Hauser said that t1he YR's were
unaware that there was any reg-
ulation making the circulation 'of
petitions in the dorms illegal and
that "two hours were spent check-
ing for any regulation that might
forbid it."
"We asked a few girls to circu-
late the petitions, and we did not
give them any instructions where
or how to circulate it."
Miss Norton said that she "was
called at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Thursday by Michigan Union Pres-
ident Robert Finke and asked
if the circulation of the petitions
in dormitories was legal. However,
no one consulted me before the
petition was confiscated to check
if such petitioning was permitted,"
Miss Norton explained.
The petition in Stockwell was
not presented clearly, and the
woman circulating it refused to
explain it adequately.
A letter turned into Miss Norton
by a resident of Stockwell explain-
ed the improper information given
by the woman circulating the ini-
tiative petition.
The letter said that when "I re-
See NORTON, Page 2

Editors Hit
By Newton'
special To The Daily
DETROIT-Fifty-seven editors
yesterday condemned the actions
of University of Colorado Presi-
dent Quigg Newton in firing Colo-
rado Daily Editor Gary Althen.
The editors, gathered here for
the 38th annual conference of
the Associated Collegiate Press,
signed a petition claiming that
Newton "violated fundamental
principles of academic freedom
and of freedom and autonomy of
the press."
They called upon Newton to re-
affirm these principles and re-
consider his dismissal of Althen.
Limited Circulation
The petition had limited cir-
culation during two hours of the
conference's second day. The de-
cision to protest Newton's action
came early Friday morning after
some of the editors met with cur-
rent Colorado Daily staff mem-
bers who gave them more details
of the Althen incident. They hope
to collect more signatures today.
Pultizer Prize winner Harrison
E. Salisbury, director of national
correspondence for the New Yorx
Times, addressed the conference
on "A New Look at the Soviet
He stressed the need for accur-
ate information about the Soviet
Union so that the United States
could correct its past "inabilities
to correctly assess the capabilities
of the Soviets.",
Many Schools
Meeting with the 840 student
delegates to the ACP conference
are 102 members of the National
Council of College Publications
Advisers. All told, 231 colleges and
190 student newspapers are rep-
Outlining the aim of the student
press "both to develop and serve
its community and to cultivate
freedom of expression, stimulation
of thought and response in the
community," the editors assert
that the press must be inde-
pen ,nt of external interference
or censorship to fulfill these goals.
To Meet Today
Conference delegates will meet
at 8 a.m. today to consider a
resolution on freedom and re-
sponsibility of the student press.
This resolution is based on the
National Student Association's
basic policy declaration on the
campus press.

submit SGC,
Ten students filed petitions yes-
terday to become candidates for
the Student Government Council
election Nov. 14.
Three other prospective candi-
dates did not turn in petitions and
election materials by the noon
deadline. Two were SGC President
Steven Stockmeyer, '63, and Coun-
cil Treasurer Thomas Brown, '63
BAd. Charles Barnell, '63, also did
not submit his petition at noon be-
cause it is reported he thought
that the deadlinerwas midnight.
Stockmeyer and Brown, as in-
cumbants, did not have to obtain
the 250 name-petition.
However, SOC executive vice-
president Richard G'sell, '63BAd,
who is chairman of the Creden-
tials and Rules Committee, says
that a meeting of the committee
will be called tomorrow to con-
sider the meaning of petition.
The other incumbant, running
for re-election, Robert Ross, '63,
submitted all election materials
by the deadline.
Considers Candidacy
The Credentials Committee will
also have to consider Barnell's
candidacy, Michael Levine, '63,
elections director, said. Before tak-
ing out petitions candidates had
to sign an affidavit asserting that
they were "aware of all the peti-
tion and election rules."
Levin also said that Stockmeyer
called him at about 1 a.m. Fi iday
morning and informed nim that
he would not submit his platform
and other election material by
the noon deadline because thd
election rules said only that peti-
tions were due at that time.
Levin said that he told Stock-
meyer that it would be all right
for him to do so on the techni-
cality of the interpretation of pe -
The other candidates are Russell
Epker, '64 BAd; Donald Filip, '64E;
Gary Gilbar, '65A&D; Bruce Hop-
kins, '64; Michael Kass, '65; David
A. Nelson, '64; Regina Rosenfeld,
'64; Frank Strother, '64; and
Thomas Swaney, '64,.

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emphasized that the committee
was fully cognizant that "The task
cannot be accomplished by a
magician . . . it will take a long
and often uphill climb if dif-
ficulties are to be overcome and
a healthy and growing economic
community is to be attained."
Considering developments of the
past decade, "the present state of
the Michigan economy is quite
remarkable . . . (It) has shown
a phenomenal vitality, astrength
and a vigor which promises much
for the future," Prof. Haber added.
Prof. Haber went on to outline
a vigorous program of economic
development for Michigan, as
urged by his committee. Such a
program, he said, should include
the establishment of a State De-
partment of Commerce which
would "assist business in general
and small business in,.particular."
The present Department of
Economic Development and ac-
tivities like Michigan Tourist
Council should be incorporated in
the new department, Prof. Haber
Bonding Authority
Also urged by the committee was
the establishment of a Michigan
Development Corporation with
bonding authority to assist in the
financing of new and expanding
firms. "We know (this) was de-
feated in a state-wide referendum.
It should be tried again," Prof.
Haber said.
Prof. Haber further recommend-
ed that a non-partisan Council of
Economic Advisors be set up "to
identify emerging economic prob-
lems and to recommend appro-
priate action."
Michigan should take the lead-
ership in working toward the de-
velopment of a Great Lakes De-
velopment Agency, as "our long-
run economic future will be sub-
stantially influenced by the use
we make of the water resources
and the economic potential of the
lakes," Prof. Haber concluded.
Nixon To Offer
Cuban Statement
VALLEJO, Calif. 0P)-- Richard
M, Nixon said yesterday he will

Calls Local Income Tax:
Vital in Fiscal Reform'
"It is sheer evasion to suggest that you can have fiscal reform
without a personal and corporate income tax based on earnings
rather than business activity and property and sales," Prof. William
Haber of the economics department said Thursday.
Prof. Haber, who is currently serving as chairman of Governor
John B. Swainson's Committee on Michigan Economy, presented the
preliminary report of that committee before a Detroit meeting. He

:Approve Keeping
a Ships at Distance,
Thant Reveals Cuban Compronise
To Forestall Present Peace Threat
UNITED NATIONS k-Acting Secretary-General U Thant
disclosed last night that Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev
and President John F. Kennedy had agreed to avoid an .im-
mediate showdown between the United States Navy and Cuba-
U THANT bound Soviet ships.
a world at stake The agreement was reached in an .exchange of messages.
Both Kennedy and Khrushchev insisted that such a standstill
" must be limited to a short period to permit efforts at peaceful
Nations Note settlement.
Under the agreement, the Soviet premier promised to keep
" *all Russian ships out of the interception area set up under the
Ne ' Confl United States arms quaran -
tine. And Kennedy said the
By The Associated Press United States vessels would do
Cuban officials and newspapers their best to avoid a confron-$
yesterday said that an enemy in- tation.
vasion would be crushed and one Kennedy Adds

commentator predicted if a SovietE
ship bound for the island is sunk
"it means war."
Thousands of Cuban workers
doned blue militia uniforms and
drilled, in answer to Prime Minis-
ter Fidel Castro's mobilization or-
In Latin America, Haitian Pres-
ident Francois Duvalier, whose re-
gime for years has been feuding
Rith the United States over aid
questions, '.at night joined the
ranks of Latin American nations
offering assistance to the United
States blockade of Cuba.
London Pessimistic
On the European front. Britaln
sIrevad the vrd that it fears there

Kennedy added, however:
"I share your hope that Chair-
man Khrushchev will also heed
your appeal and that we can then
proceed urgently to meet the re-
quirements that these offensive
military systems in Cuba be with-
drawn, in order to end their threat
to peace. I must point out to you
that present work on these systems
is still continuing."
The exchange of messages was
disclosed as Thant continued an
intense round of diplomatic talks
with United States, Soviet and
Cuban representatives in an ef-
fort to avert a shooting war over

... compromises with Kennedy
Th1reek Viehw

Thant Meets


still is a real danger of a United Thant had two meetings with
States-Russian clash over Cuba. United States delegates, includ-
Top government sources differed ing an hour talk with Ambassador U S. lockade
with optimistic views expressed in Adlai E. Stevenson. He also sawU
some parts of Western Eurome on Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister
efforts to settle the crisis through Valerian A. Zorin twice. By GLORIA BOWLES
negotiations. In his appeal to Khrushchev.
The dangers, in the British vfew, Thant warned that a confronta-' Three interpretations of the
lie in the fact tht. the Soviet ships tion of Soviet and United States ny' readministration and its ef-
may still be heading toward Cuba vessels would not only aggravate fects on world peace were discussed
and that they are bound to be the situation, but "would destroy last night before a group of Ann
stopped, boarded and searched. by any possibility of the discussions as b eore a Urp sfA -
United States blockade ships. that I have suggested as a prelude Arbor citizens and University stu-
Tito Contacts Neutrals to negotiations of a peaceful set- krdents.
Presden Tit Clment" ISpeaking were Prof. J. David
In Yugoslavia, President Tito tlement.Singer and Prof. Anatol Rapoport,
has sent personal messages to "In the circumstances;" he said, both of the Mental tHealth Re-
chiefs of nonaligned nations sug- "I earnestly hope that your ex-
gesting a United Nations settle- cellencv may. find it possible to search Center, and Boyd Conrad,
ment of the Cuban crisis, reliable instruct the Soviet ships already a prof. Singer pointed tortwo
sources reported yesterday. on their way to Cuba to stay away trends in American foreign policy
Authoritative sources here do not from the interception area for a which culminated in the Cuban
preclude the possibility of a meet- limited time only. in order to per- crisis. He cited, first, a history of
ing of some of the most prominent mit discussions of the modalities United States military doctrine
leaders of nonaligned countries if of a possible agreement which which insisted on the buildup of
the situation does not calm down, could settle the problem peacefully a massive retaliatory force to deter
However, the agreement reached in line with the charter of the Russian ambitions for world con-
yesterday between the Soviet Un- United Nations." quest.

Pallid Pachyderms Too

make a special "statement of maj-| ion and the United States appsears Khrushchev Answers Arms Race
or impprtance regarding Cuba," to have put a temporary morator- "We accept your proposal, and This was the beginning of an
in a statewide telecast tonight. ium on the crisis. have ordered the masters of Soviet arms race geared to show the
--- - - vessels bound for Cuba but not yet world an "arms race like none they
within the area of the American had ever seen before." and to
warships' piratical activities to convince the Russians "that they
stay out of the interception area, could never catch up."
as you recommend." The United States military
Khrushchev stressed, however, buildup, along with a resumption
opje d To P a ~e that such an arrangement must of nuclear tests in the atmos-
be a temporary one. phere, and the call-up of reserves,
Thant informed Kennedy of his came, according to Prof. Singer,
By ELLEN SILVERMAN appeal to Khrushchev and asked when . the "'missile gap" was in
Bthe President to "do everything favor of the United States.
A combination of bad weather and a truck accident prevented possible to avoid a direct confron- American policy in relation to
yesterday's intercollegiate elephant race but Sigma Delta Tau kitchen tation with Soviet ships in the Cuba, which misunderstood the
crew were crowned the intracollegiate champions. next few days in order to avoid di- resolution and refused help to
'It was a twist of fate," homecoming Co-Chairmen Sue Brock rect risk of any incident." the regime, while it protected
ways'and harlws Mann,'2, sai a -al en our crol- Kennedy's reply, received late American economic interests, was
way, '65, and Charles Mann, '62, said. "It was all beyond our control. Thursday, said: the second major United States
If the elephants had come on time, everything was planned out and "If the Soviet government ac- error, asserted Singer.
would have worked." cepts and abides by your request Russia Stands
A crowd of about 10,000 people gathered early for the two Home- that Soviet ships already on their Because Russia stood a great
coming afternoon events. But high winds prevented the sky divers way to Cuga . . . stay away from deal to lose and not much to
from jumping. Four times the white, paper X was put out but to no the interception area for the lim- gain by military action in response
avail. ited time required for prelimin- to the blockade, and because of
Five Hours Late ary discussions, you may be as- the difficulty, due to distance of
But the real mix-up came with the elephant races. In the begin- sured that this government will landing Russian troops in Cuba
in the ean ive fie h lat asnotr in accept and abide by your re- in time to effectively defend the
ning, the elephants arrived. five hours late due to 'a snowstorm in !quest.." island, Conrad did not think the
Indiana where they come from. Eight inches of snow covered the _quest____.._-Kennedy move engaged a high
road and one of the elephant vans, which was carrying three of the 1 risk of world war.
animals, got stuck in a ditch. To Stage Local Prof. Rapoport approached the
After the elephants arrived and had run one race, the crowd, al- 'problem from still a different view.
most frozen from the weather, streamed out of the stands. The winner ' Virr 1 He began with a discussionof
I EF E WE t E U tha lr,-.n.n ,of i-inl~ai. war an



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