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Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom


Students To Vote on USNSA


At tonight's meeting, Student
Government C o u n c iil President
Steven Stockmeyer, '63, will an-
nounce that more than 1100 stu-
dents have signed a petition ask-
ing the question of University'par-
ticipation in the United States
National Student Association be
put toa referendum in the Nov.
14 election.
The petition needed at least
1000 signatures and is now being

checked by the Credentials and
Rules Committee. It was started
last week after a motion to re-
mand the question of USNSA
membership to the students did
not receive the necessary two
thirds vote of the Council mem-
To be adopted, at least 3000
students or 75 per cent of those
participating in the coming SOC
election, whichever figure is great-
er, must vote on the referendum.

SRC Gets Low-Down
t 7 iYit L lNYC T ]At , -

"Il 1' I -it tul

A fraternity man is one who is
more active in athletics and extra-
curricular activities, who has more
dates, who receives lower grades,
who is "well-dressed, well-to-do,
aggressive and sophisticated."
Stereotype? No, not basically
true, according to a recent Tni-
versity survey done by the Survey
Research Center. The survey is an
analysis of attitudes of University
undergraduate men toward fra-
Two groups of men were given
questionnaires to determine their

..' fraternity attitudes
attitudes regarding fraternities at
the University. The survey was
sponsored by Inter - Fraternity
Council and the SRC. It was un-
der the direction of Prof. Angus
Campbell of SRC.
Random Sample
Based on a random sample of
830 men whose names were taken
from last year's student directory,
the survey reveals that fraternity
men come from the same kind of
homes as the non-fraternity man
Penalize MSU
Foes of Ban,
EAST LANSING (R)--Michigan
State University has taken dis-
ciplinary action against six stu-
dent organizations and six stu-
dents charged with violating a
regulation requiring approval of
all speakers invited to the canpus
by student groups.
The six organizations werne re-
primanded by letter by the Com-
mittee on Student Affairs and
warned that any further violations
will result in the loss of their
charters. The six individuals were
placed on strict disciplinary pro-
bation, effective immediately.
Warnings were sent to the All-
University Student Government,,
the Humanist Society, the Young
Democrats, the Young Socialists,
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
and the Campus United Nations.
Howard Penalized
Robert Howard, AUSG presi-
dent, who had been invited to
serve on a committee to clear
prospective speakers and had re-
fused to serve, was one of those
placed on probation. Students
placed under probation are dis-
qualified from holding office in
any student organization.
A number of student groups
formed a conference of campus
lubs in October and said they
planned to test the regulation on
bringing in speakers who had not,
been officially cleared. Three
members of the Student Non-vio-
lence Coordinating Committee of
Detroit were invited to speak at
the campus union building on
Oct. 18.

['ill y IIC1I
but the member is somewhat more
likely to have college-educated
When asked whether "it is a
good thing there are fraternities
at the University" nine out of ten
fraternity men said yes. Seniors
were considerably "more likely to
have doubts ,on this matter than
freshmen but even they are over-
whelmingly favorable," the sur-
vey reports.
There is less support for the
system from non-members. A
large proportion of these men felt
that the good and bad features of
fraternities are about balanced.
An increasing amount of criticism
was found as men increased in
years at the University.
Both groups of tnen regarding
the future of the fraternity sys-
tem responded similarly. "The
most common opinion expressed
is that the fraternities will have
about the same importance on the
campus 20 years from now as they
have at the present time."
However, about half of the sen-
iors, both affiliated and unaf-
filiated, expect fraternities on
campus to decline in importance
in the next ten years.
About half of the fraternity
members saw no difference be-
tween fraternities and the rest of
the campus in regard to "intel-
lectual emphasis" but the propor-
tion who felt the fraternities have
greater intellectual emphasis de-
creases "sharply" after the fresh-
man year.
Social Skills
'An overwhelming number of the
affiliated men feel that fraterni-
ties do more to teach social skills
and confidence than other hous-
ing units do," the survey notes.
Nearly half of the fraternity
men queried felt that restrictive
policies based on race or religion,
when followed, "have little effect
on campus life. The remainder
tend to evaluate the effect more
negatively than positively. Non-
fraternity men are strongly in-
clined to evaluate the effects neg-
Religious preferences of the two
groups did not differ. Non-
fraternity members more often
listed "other" or "no" religion
when asked to specify a prefer-
ence from a ,list of "Protestant,
Catholic, Jewish, other or none."
Response Association
The survey questionnaire in-
cluded a list of adjectives which
the survey men were asked to
respond to. Commonly associated
with fraternity men were the ad-
jectives, "well-dressed, well-to-do
and enthusiastic." Associated with
non-fraternity men were "individ-
ualistic, introverted, studious and
University men on the whole
are largely from urban areas, the
study reports, buttwicethespro-
portion of non-fraternity men as
fraternity men come from vil-
lages or farms. The occupations
of the fathers of these men also
differs. A "somewhat larger per-
centage" of fathers of non-
members are blue collar workers.
Fraternity men show a strong
preference for retaining some form
of hazing. Freshmen are least in
favor while sophomores support
the attitude most. In the non-
member group both freshmen and
sophomores are more in favor of
some form of hazing, although a
total 38 per cent of non-affiliates
felt that it should be abolished.
To Withdraw
Men's residence halls' represent-
atives announced recently that
they would not file a complaint
against the decision in the Home-

coming display contest, men's res-
idence hall division.J

Last February, Council voted to
hold a referendum on this same
question. It was to have been held
with the spring election that
However, the following week.
SGC rescinded its action and said
that "USNSA affiliation shall re-
ceive final consideration" between
the summer national congress and
the coming election. Council re-
considered its action because it
feared t h a t extremist groups
would , exploit its concern with
The Council also set other poli-
cies dealing with its relations with
USNSA and the National Student
In connection with the refe en-
dum, Council will be asked to
grant recognition to two ad hoc
committees, Better Off Out and
Friends of USNSA.
Hare System
In addition, Thomas Brown, "63
BAd, will introdude a motion to
alter the Hare system, the court
system used in SGC elections.
Brown's motion is intended to les-
sen the randomness that occurs
whenever ballots are transferred
from one candidate to another.
The proposal was introduced last
May, but defeated.
Council will also consider a mo-
tion by Sharon Jeffrey, '63, con-
cerning the Ann Arbor Fair Hous-
ing Legislation Committee. The
proposal asks SGC to recommend
that the committee "adopt local
anti - discrimination ordinances
covering publicly assisted housing,
multiple rental units, lots and
houses in developments, lending
institutions, licensed real estate
dealers and classified advertising."
In addition, the motion asks. the
Council to recommend that the
legislation include a strong and
effective means of enforcement.
Fraud Law
In the fourth in a series of
talks which constitute the 1962
Thomas M. Cooley lectures, Prof.
Seaborne Davies of the University
of Liverpool examined "the jungle
of the present law of fraud" in
England for a Law School audi-
ence yesterday.
Basically, the problem lies in a
too-narrow definition of fraud.
Traditional definition of the of-
fense involves the deprivation of
physical property and the intent
of permanent deprivation.
Gaps in Law
"That simple idea left vast gaps
in the law," Prof. Davies said "For
some 500 years courts and legisla-
tures have been trying to close
them haphazardly" - with the
result that the present English
fraud statutes are a "vast ram-
shackle structure."
These defects have led to a mul-
tiplication of. differences between
different fraudulent offenses, he
continued. Because intent or the
"physical" sense of property are
not so easily measured, a maze of
distinctions developed on secon-
dary considerations such as the
naturecofsthe property taken, the
manner in which it was taken, the
place where it was taken, and the
type of person who took it.
Simple Law
To get the law "back to order
and relative simplicity," Prof.
Davies declared, would require a
new start, "with a basic definition
which recognizes that the cardin-
al feature is the deprivation of
the owner of his property and not
a host of incidental matters"
Prof. Davies' concluding lecture
in the Cooley series will take place
at 4:15 p.m. today in Rm. 100
Hutchins Hall.

'U' Plans
The University has made an
agreement with Chrysler Corp. to
supply research staff and faculty
members for consultation services,
research investigation and engi-
neering assistance, the President's
office announced Monday.
University assistance will be
available in space and defense
fields and fields of mutual interest
such as navigation and guidance,
materials, optics, communications
and systems analysis.
The agreement provides that
each study request will be paid
for by Chrysler Corp. according
to the requirements for time, tal-
ent and facilities. A retainer has
been provided by Chrysler Corp. to
cover initial administrative ex-
penses in setting up the program.
The principal administrator of
the project is the Institute of
Science and Technology.
Special research and develop-
ment studies in defense and space
oriented projects will be presented
to the University by Chrysler
Corp. The studies may be on spe-
cific projects in connection with
specific contracts or they may
involve research concepts not re-
lated to any immediate program.
If the contracts are successful
or if Chrysler Corp. wants to go
into greater depth, the University
then can perform with the corpor-
ation as part of a sponsored re-
search prgram.
President Harlan Hatcher de-
clared, "We are pleased with this
research agreement and hope that
it may serve as a pattern for other
Michigan industries. The Univer-
sity is ready to cooperate with
other firms interested in broaden-
ing the economic base of the
Discussing the reason for this
new agreement, Robert E. Bur-
roughs, director of research ad-
ministration, explained that one
of the missions of the University
is service to the state. "The state
is sorely in need of support for
a diversification of industry. We
must help to get industrial con-
cerns to build new products be-
cause the state can't depend for-
ever on the automobile industry,"
he said..
"While this agreement may not
foster the type of academic re-
search which some people want,
it will help in communication be-
tween the University and indus-
trial concerns."
l -
To Establish
NEW YORK ()-The formation
of a "committee for the Monroe
Doctrine" to protest the terms on
which President John F. Kennedy
settled the Cuban dispute with So-
viet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev
was announced yesterday by Ed-
ward V. Rickenbacker.
Specifically, the protest is
against the assurances given by
Kennedy that Cuba would not be
invaded if the Soviets agreed to
dismantle missile bases on the
Caribbean island.
The New York Times, which re-
ported formation of the group,
said the committee hopes to make
a national issue of the assurances
given to Khrushchev.
William F. Buckley, Jr., editor in
chief of National Review and one
of the founders of the committee,
was quoted as saying the group
would ask all Congressmen to
sponsor its declaration that the

President's assurances were a re-
nunciation of the Monroe Doc-


Temporarily Ceases


Blockade on

TRAPP FAMILY-The presentation of "The Sound of Music," a musical by Rodgers and Ham-
merstein, at 8 p.m. today in Hill Aud. ushers in a new era for the University Musical Society. This
play, based on a true story about a governess who teaches her seven wards to sing and wins overt
the respect and finally the love of the widowed father, is the first Broadway production ever offered
in Hill Aud. Jeannis Carson will star as the governess, Maria, the same role she played on Bread-
way; John van Dreelan will play Captain George von Trapp. This is the first attraction of the
1962-63 Extra Series.


Indian Troops Strike at Reds

By The Associated Press
NEW DELHI- Indian troops!
struck back at the. invading Chi-
nese with a barrage of mortar
fire yesterda yand moved up tanks
to the gateway of the Assam
Plains amid signs the Communist
offensive was slowing down - at
least temporarily.
Beaten back repeatedly since the
Communists launched their drive
over rugged Himalayan mountain
passes 10 days ago, Indian guards
who manned frontier outposts only
with rifles showed stiffening re-
sistance as regulars and heav ier
weapon support emerged.
A Nehru, government defense
ministry spokesman, in giving the
first report of Indian mortar fir-
ing, said the military position ie-
mained basically unchanged except
for loss of one outpost on the
Tibetan border in the center of
India's northeast frontier.
Take Offensive
The Indians were even .howing
signs of going over on the offen-

sive for the first time with re-
ports of forward probing actions
against Communist strongpoints.
An American and British arms
airlift, expected to get into full
swing by the end of the week, rais-
ed the spirits of the Indian nation.j
Both the United States and
Britain have given Prime Minister
Nehru's government a virtual
blank check to order the veapons
it needs to check the Chinese an,
the Himalayas-and even drive
them back across the disputed 1,-
500-mile frontier.
The United States is making
arrangements to supply arms aid
to India as quickly as possible, the
State Department said yesterday.
Press officer Lincoln White said
the timing of deliveries c f arms
asked by India, however, will de-
pend on the kind asked for, the
United States ability to deliver
them and the needs of the Indian
armed forces.
In Tezpur, the Chinese Commu-
nists are throwing masses of

troops at Indian outposts - some
even without weapons, a front line
report said yesterday.
Indian Account
An Indian major's account from
the battle front said some of the
Red soldiers in the followup waves
waited for their comrades to fall
dead or wounded and then picked
up their rifles and submachine
guns to charge on.
Peiping radio said yesterday
that Chinese troops captured more
than five Indian strongpoints in
the Western sector of the border.
The broadcast repeated claims
the Indians attacked and said
"when their thrusts were blunted,
the aggressive Indian troops took
to their heels towards India."
The Soviet Union, after offering
the Nehru government MIG fight-
ers, apparently has reneged on the
deal. It has clearly come out in
support of Peiping's territorial
There is a feeling of confidence
in India based primarily on the
Indian ability to deploy tanks in
the lower reaches of the Hima-
layas. The Chinese are not ex-
pected to be able to drag tanks
over the mountain passes and get
them down through the jungle.
Defense lines are now being
prepared especially in the North-
east where the greatest danger
Mountain Ranges
In Ladakh, at the western-end

The Sound of Music

Thant, Castro
Open Talks
At Havana
Conference To Ease
Nuclear War Threat
On East-West Front
By The Associated Press
States temporarily suspended its
arms blockade and aerial surveil-
lance of Cuba yesterday as Unit-
ed Nations chief U Thant opened
crucial talks with Prime Minister
Fidel Castro in Havana that can
ease further the threat of an East-
West nuclear war.
The two United States moves
formed a favorable backdrop for
the mission of the acting United
Nations secretary-general to set
up machinery for inspecting the
promised withdrawal from Cuba
of Soviet missile bases and bomb-
There were reports the missile
site construction, which precipi-
tated the crisis, had been halted.
Thant Arrives
Thant flew into Havana early
in the afternoon, was greeted at
Rancho Boyeros Airport by Cuban
Foreign Minister Raul Roa and
then motored to Castro's official
residence where talks began imme-
Thant is to remain two days-
the period of the suspension of the
blockade and aerial checks.
There was no official aumnce-
met from Washington that Rus-
sia had halted work on the mis-
sile sites, but highly placed in-
formants said such assurances
werereceived Monday. The source
of the assurances was not disclosed.
No Confirmation
Likewise the Pentagon would not
say whether reconnaissance photos
taken Monday confirmed that
work had stopped or that disman-
tling had begun.
Arthur Sylvester, assistant sec-
retary of defense, told newsmen of
the temporary suspension of re-
connaissance flights and gave this
version of the delay in analyzing
Monday's photos, "Analysis of aer-
ial pictures entails a meticulous
review of the material disclosed
and a painstaking comparison of
that material with previously ob-
tained material in order to obtain
accurate findings. One has to be
careful about making conclusions
because there are certain evalua-
tion procedures to be observed in
order to insure accuracy of the
results obtained."
Definite word as to the success
or failure of the mission of the
acting UN secretary-general is not
expected until after he returns to
New York, probably late today, but
the climate for a successful conclu-
sion of his mission was made more
favorable by the reports that Rus-
sia has halted construction on the
bases and by two United States
conciliatory moves.
Negotiate on
Of Rockets
HAVANA () - U Thant and
Prime Minister Fidel Castro talked
two hours and ten minutes yester-
day on dismantling of Soviet rock-
et bases in Cuba and a general
settlement of the United States-

Soviet-Cuban crisis.
A Thant spokesman described
the first round in the negotiation
as " very useful."
They meet again at 10 a.m.
The acting United Nations Sec-
retary-General flew to Havana to
arrange for confirmation of re-
moval of the Soviet-installed mis-
sile bases under agreements of
Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrush-
chev and President John F. Ken-
The spokesman for the Secre-
tary-General commented that all
points raised in Thant's letter ac-
cepting Castro's invitation to visit
Cuba were discussed at the initial

Claims Early Knowledge!
Of Cuban M issi le Bases
WASHINGTON (VP)-Sen. Hugh Scott (R-Pa) said last night that
he and other Republicans had "very hard information" early in
September that the Russians were building missile bases in Cuba,I
and said the same information was available to the Kennedy

"We knew it began early in September and any information we of the battle line, two mountain
. ranges stand between the Chinese
had we knew was available to the administration and to the Presi- and the plains of India. But in
dent," Scott said. the Northeast the Chinese already
Declaring "you don't build a missile base in a week," Scott have driven to within 60 miles of
said, "those miissile bases were there a long, long time before the the plains of Assam state.
*President spoke." The defense ministry spokesman
Kennedy Speech4 said that a Chinese position, five
Sr~ ~K ennedy S +pc h 1dmiles east of the captured m onas-
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re reierrea c resiueii n m

F. Kennedy's radio - television
aR broadcast of Oct. 22, in which the
CaTtPresident said he received the first
preliminary hard information of
By THOMAS DRAPER the offensive missile buildup on
The present system of develop- "The lawyer and economist have Oct. 16.
anti-trust through litigation common objectives in general Scott said, "On Sept. 13 Secre-
ing a - sterms but something happens in tary of State Dean Rusk in testi-
leaves much t edesired, Prof.
J.aM. mCla fome dosfre C olumbia .the definition," Clark said. "In mony before the Armed Services
J. .raccordance with our system, the Committee admitted that a Soviet
University and past president of law does little protecting of ac- arms buildup was going on in
the American Economic Associa- = .tions; the law is defined to forbid Cuba," and added, "I think the
tion said last night.' wrong actions." only conclusion can be that the
"The back-bone of anti-trust ac- -
tion is litigation," Clark said in his Anti-Trust Decrees President himself may not have
talk for the Little Seminar Lec- "When a decree to cease and received the information - there
tures sponsored by the economics desist finally comes out, the law- may have been a failure of intel-
department. "Each litigant pre- yers and economic advisors have ligence. On the other hand, there
sents one side. The judge wvho l ong since gone home," Clark said. may have been a cautious reluc-
must decide the case gets two bad The decree does not guarantee ance to move which is under-
arguments to decide on. No disin- that the alternate action taken standable but was not shared by
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tery town of Towang was probed
by Indian troops. Indian artillery
was also used.
Crisis Remains
MOSCOW (/)--The official gov-
ernment newspaper Izvestia said
yesterday that despite Premier
Nikita S. Khrushchev's peace ef-
forts in the Cuban crisis, "dark
clouds still hang over the Carib-
bean sea."
"It would be premature to ex-
clude the possibility of new pro-
vocations-against Cuba," it said
in a front-page editorial.

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