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VOL. LXX No. 106
Inter-House Couneil
Offers Constitution
Houses, SGC, Board Must Ratify
To Form Inter-Quad Organization
By KENNETH MELDOWNEY
The Inter-House Council Presidium submitted a new constitution
to the individual house councils for radificaton early this morning.
The Presidium accepted the document written by the constitu-
tional committee with' only minor alterations. None of the changes
involved policy but were intended for clarification.
This represents the first major step in the replacing of IHC with
an Inter-Quadrangle Council.
Needs Approval
Before the IQC cqmes into existance, its constitution must be
approved by majorities of two-thirds of the house councils, the Board
?of Governors and Student Govern-
ment Council.
Undern C the governing body
R epublicans is comprsed of the presidents of
each ousecouncils. The executive
4. committee, consisting of president
A dopt 6o vice - president, secretary and
treasurer, is elected by this gov-
erning body.
Pliatform New Organization
In the new organization, the
By ANDY HAWLEY governing body will consist of the
president and other representa-
Ann Arbor Republicans approved tives from each quad and a presi-
their 1980 platform at a party dent, vice-president and a secre-
rally at the Community Center tary-treasurer. Non-voting mem-
last night, climaxing preparations bers will be the chairmen of the
for the city elections April 4. standing committees.
In some ways the platform is a Te officers Of the organization
responsetot epresentedb will be elected on a slate basis.
the Democrats, released in De- each student wishing to run for
er president will announce his inten-
dThe Democratic platform stress- tions and select two others to run
ed the idea that government i for the other executive poltons.
Ann Arbor must adjust to meet I hthe elections the houses
the demands of a rapidly growing would vote only to fill the office
community of president. The person elected
The Republicans replied in their would carry the rest of his slate
-preamble that they were dedicated-
to the well-balanced development i ce.
of the city and pledged to work Defeated Proposals
toward "greater efficiency and The defeated changes dealt with
economy in government." the election of officers. In the first
In the area of human relations, it was proposed that qualifications
the Democrats encouraged positive for presdesnt be made more loose.
legislation prohibiting discrimina- The revised qualifications would
tion in employment and housing, have required that the candidates
as well as stronger support of the have sophomore standing and one
Human Relations CommIssion. year experience In residence hall
mmittees Endorsed government at the house level or
The Republicans also pledged higher. As this was defeated the
to pupport g cohmission, and original standards of junior tid-
"each who, by his own effort, Ing and experience at quadrangle
works to Improve his own' standard level Ar higher were retained.
Wf living." ' Vacated Office
Substandard housing was called The second was concerned with
a "pressing problem" by the Demo- the procedure to be followed if the
crate, who urged federal assistance oficer of president was vacated.
as the only way to combat it ade- The motion stated if the president
Th Neighborhood Rehabilita- left office in the fall semester the
tion and Improvement Committee other officers should also vacate
and its advisory committee, as well their positions. The general feel-
as the office of Housing Coordina- ing of the Presidium was though
tor were endorsed by the Republi- this was in keeping with the con-
Scans, who also promisedtoenforce cept of the "slate," too great a
all existing city ordinances and loss in continuity would be in-
building codes and remedy cond- curred.
tions that cause blight- As the section was not altered,
it still states in case of the vaca-
Platform Advocated tion of offices by the president
The Democrats referred to an- only this post would be filled by
other aspect of urban rehabilita- election.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1960

FIVE CENTS

Suggest
Gradeless
Courses
By ROBERT FARRELL
Official credit for audited courses
is being recommended to the liter-
ary college under a "credit-audit"
proposal by Babs Miller, '61, ap-
proved by Student Government
Council Wednesday.
The "credit-audit" plan would
allow juniors and seniors to take
a total of four courses, not con-
nected with their major, and re-
ceive graduation credit but no
grade. The system is based on a
plan adopted at Wesleyan Univer-
sity, Conn., in 1957.
"The need for this plan ahoud
arise from a certain basic assunr,-
tion," Miss Miller said, "an as-
sunption that there-are-students
at the University who want to
learn for the sake of learning and
not for a grade."
Students taking courses under
the plan would be required to do
course work and to receive a pass-
ing grade, and University instruc-
tors would have the power to re-
fuse credit if they felt it was'
"educationally unsound" in the
particular case.
Courses elected under this sys-
tem would not count toward dis-
tribution requirements,, and it
would not be permissible to elect
courses for credit with a grade
after auditing them.
Miss Miller said that if this plan
were instituted, students would re-
ceive credit for all they work they
did, and would not have to carry
heavy work loads to audit a course
and still obtain the 120 credit
hours needed for graduation.
Such heavy loads are needed at
present if a student Wishes to
reach his 120 credits and also to
audit courses outside of his major
field, but still keep his grade-
point high for purposes such as
attending graduate school, Miss
Miller said.
Several objections were voiced
by the Council members, including
the possibility that students might
use this to 'slide through" their
more difficult courses.
Miss Miller pointed out that
only four courses outside of the
major of the student would be
allowed as audits, and that thes
would probably not be taken at
all under the present system.
It was also mentioned that it
might be better to restrict the use
of this plan to only those with a
certait grade-point average or
better.
Miss Miller said that she had
considered this possibility in
drafting the motion, but felt that
there was no reason why any stu-
dent should not be allowed the
benefits of the system if his coun-
selor and the course instructor
agreed to his auditing,

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THEY'RE OFF-The six finalists In the 200-yard individual medley leave the starting blocks at the start of the race last night. Inset
(left) shows Fred Wolf of Michigan, the eventual winner. Wolf's victory gave the Wolverines seven points in the three-day Big Ten
championship meet. The Wolverines trail Indiana In the meet, 22-16.

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Wolf Wins, but Michigan Trails!

By HAL APPLEBAUM
Michigan and Indiana each won
a final event, but the Hoosiers onN
the strength of six individual
point winners compared to the
Wolverines' five. took a 22-16 lead
after the first day of competition.
in the 50th Big Ten Swimming
Championships at Varsity Pool,
yesterday.
Iowa and Minnesota were the
only other teams to break into
the scoring column with four and
two points respectively.
Michigan's Fred Wolf won the
200-yard individual medley and
Fred Rounds of Indiana was the
victor in the 1500-meter freestyle.
Hoosiers Lead
However, the Hoosiers added a
second in the 1500, and a second,
third and sixth in the individual
medley, while Michigan placed
third, fourth and fifth in the 1500
and had only Wolf as a scorer in
the medley.
Although the Hoosiers current-
ly -hold a six point edge on- the
defending champion Wolverines,
their lead was placed in jeopardy
in the evening's final event, when
the hosts qualified first, third,
fourthr and fifth for the finals of
the one-meter diving.
If the Michigan divers can hold
their current placed in tonight's
finals they will adid 16 points to
their team score while the diver-
less Hoosiers go scoreles.
Fast Start
Rounds and Pete Sintz got In-
diana off to a flying start in the
meet when they finished one-two
in the grueling 1500 meters free-
style which traditionally opens
championship meets.
The 12 points the Hoosier duo
scored (championship meets are
scored on a 7-5-4-3-2-1 basis)
were largely offset by nine Michi-
gan points earned by Win Pen-

dleton, Bill Darnton and Torn 'the other placers, was the win-
Bechtel, who finished third, fourth, ner in the first heat, finishing

and fifth respectively.
Run off in two heats, final plac-
ing for the 1500 meters is done on
the basis of times in'these heats,
however, nearly all of the scoring
and all of the excitement yester-
day took place in the secon'd heat.
Bechtel, a sophomore like all of
Rights Split
Continuing
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pro-civil
rights Senators split into squab-
bling factions last night.
Some Republicans called the Ei-
senhower administration program
too harsh and some northern
Democrats denounced it as too
weak.
Some Senators on both sides
said that unless their objections
were met they would refuse to vote
for a rule to choke off the fili-
buster which Southern opponents
are waging against any civil rights
bill at all
The Southerners continued their
talkfest without any sign of weak-
ening.
Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.), one
of those demanding a stronger bill,
said:
"What started out as an effort
to wear down the South seems to
have turned into an attempt to
wear out the North."
Declaring that "what we want
to get across to you is that we
mean business," Douglas pounded
th- table and told newsmen:
"If a bill is going to be passed
so unsatisfactory as to delude the
public, it would be better to have
no bill at all."

five yards ahead of Binkey Wad-
ington of Iowa, but his winning
time of 10:04 fell before four of
the six men in the second heat.
In this heat Darnton and Sintz
broke from the starting blocks
evently and matched strokes for
the first 1000 yards, before Darn-
ton began to fade.
The two Hoosiers continued
even, iwhle Darnton faded. How-
ever, neither swimmer was able
to gain an advantage on the
other.
Rounds Triumphs
Finally, with 75 yards remain-
ing Rounds put on a furious drive
and pulled steadily away from
his teammate.
Darnton, meanwhile, exhausted
from his attempt to keep up
with the pace setters, was caught
in the last 100 yards by the fast-
finishing Pendleton.
Rounds final time of 18:19.1
broke the pool record of 18:45.6
held by Michigan State's Bill
Steuart, though it was eight sec-
onds off of Ford Konno's Big Ten
record and nearly a minute be-
hind Murray Rose's NCAA mark.
See ROUNDS, Page 6
Tryouts
Students looking for that ex-
tra added something to spark
their education can find It by
attending The Michigan Daily
Introductory meeting being held
today at 4 p.m. in the Student
Publication Building.
Interested individuals can
sign up to work on the edi-
torial, business, sports and pho-
tography staffs.

tion in encouraging merchants to
improve facilities in the downtown
area which may otherwise become
an "expensive slum." They also
advocated city planning and con-
trol pf the rise of suburban shop-I
ping centers "to insure balanced
commercial development."
A "comprehensive 'plan' for the
orderly rehabilitation and con-
tinued development of the cen-
tral business district," was en-
couraged by the Republicans as
the "next logical step" in the in-
dependent survey undertaken by
the Chamber of Commerce.
The Democratic platform ad-
vocated "a long-range recreational
plan" to allow citizens "full op-
portunities for leisure-time activ-
ities near their homes."
Republicans supported the con-
cept of a joint city-school district
recreation program and further
urged the "equipping of presently
undeveloped park areas" and
"planning for further acquisition
of recreation lands."
Both parties agreed that the
present zoning ordinance is in-
adequate and urged that it be re-
vised. The Republicans listed as
objectives: "to protect the public.
welfare and the individual's pro-
perty rights; to provide for a
logical and orderly pattern for fu-
ture land use; to insure just and
impartial treatment for all pro-
perty; and, to establish equitable
appeal and revision proceudres."
Propose Reassessment
In addition, the Democrats pro-
pose complete reassessment of all'
city property to eliminate acquired
inequities; and the Republicans
recommended that the city coun-
cil create a "citizens' tax commit-
tee" to sit with the city council to
review and report with recom-
mendation on the proposed reas-

Telegrams, Strikes Support
Student Protest in Nashville
By University Press Service
A nationwide student protest called by the United States National
Student Association against the recent arrest of 100 Nashville students
engaged in non-violent sit-ins has resulted in a deluge of over 50
telegrams sent to Nashville students and city officials, and several
standing strikes by students across the nation.
The Association's call for students across the nation to express
their support for the entire sit-in movement and their condemnation
of the recent Nashville incident has set off a chain of non-violent
actions throughout the country. Protest action began Monday. The
nationwide student protest was4
called in direct protest of the MICHIGAN PLAY
Nashville arrest and treatment of
students by city officials.
Telegrams deploring the arrests
and expressing sympathy with the
sit-in movement poured in to
Nashville students and Mayor Ben
West and City Police Commission-
er John Hosey.
By 4 p.m. Monday stand-up
protests had been planned by the
University of Chicago and other
Chicago schools, Chatham and La-
fayette colleges in Pennsylvania,
Lehigh University, Douglass and
Rutgers colleges in New Jersey and "
the University of California at
Berkeley.
Telegrams to Senators Estes Ke-
fauver and Albert Gore of Ten-'
nessee protesting the Nashville
incident have been sent by the
U.S. National Student Association.
The United States National Stu-
dent Association sent a telegram
Saturday night to student' leader'
Diane Nash in the Nashville City.
JalWhn t. . AA. ,:s.

Scott Notes
New Attitude
Of Russians
By PHILIP SHERMAN
When he was in Russia last sum-
mer, Time staffer John Scott saw
a fresh attitude among Russia's
young people.
He also found out about Rus-I
sian attitudes from hitch-hikers
along the roads.
The upshot was that Russians
are not as afraid to criticize their
government as many Americans
think, thoughathey will defend it
against criticism by foreigners, he
said yesterday.
Scott spoke in Rackham Amphi-
theatre under the sponsorship of
the journalism department and
the Russian studies committee.
Intellectuals Changing
The young intelligentsia are be-
ginning to consider such concepts
as "good" and "beautiful," Scott
said, and they are utilizing new
freedom of conversation. Such an
atmosphere would make a repeat
of the purges of the 30's impos-
sible.
Hitch-hikers whom Scott picked
up on his tour were ;glad to see
Americans despite long propa-
ganda campaigns against America
and were willing, to criticize the
'government.
One said "I hope youE Americans
get this government of ours
straight. The Tartars were here
200 years and we got rid of them
too."$
Proud of Heritage
'TheRcitizens are proudof being
Russians, Scott added, but they
still refer to the Communist rul-
ers as "they," evidencing a still
low degree of political acquies-
cence.
This may be why the Russians
do not want disarmament .inspec-
tion teams to freely travel in Rus-
sia since it 'throws open their
sociology to outside inspections."
Another thing which strikes an,
American traveler in Russia is the
big difference between the modern
production machinery of the col--
lectite farms and the living con-
ditions of the peasants.
Fail in Program
This is evidence the Russian
program to eliminate differences
between rural and urban areas,
initiated long ago, has failed, and.
is the reason for low agricultural
production since farmers are gen-
erally dissatisfied with conditions.
Russian industry, on the other
hand is phenomenally profitable,
supplying the economic muscle for
the big military and foreign aid
programs. ~
Becomes 'Colony'
Russia, which has made political
colonies of East European nations,
has become their economic colony,,
he added.
The average standard of living
in +1. rn ,,b - 4 e.. , 12,1...4,... t_

For Peace,
Hare, Swainson
Expected To Run
For Nomination
By The Associated Press
LANSING -- Gov. G. Men
Williams announced "with he
heart" last night that his 124,
reign as governor of Michiga,
ending.
Williams, the nation's first i
ernor to serve six straight te
told a statewide radio and t
vision audience he had made
committment" for national o
although it is no secret he w
happily accept a spot on the
tional Democratic ticket this y
Not Pursuing Nomination
Following his address, Willi
told newsmen he would be ple
and honored to be the Democ:
ic vice-presidential nominee
year. "But I don't foresee i
the present moment,, and I'm~
actively engaged in pursuit of
nomination."
He said he hoped to "work
the cause of peace in some pu
of'--- w e I could be effecti
"The great imperative of to
is i- -omestic progres -
portant as that is," the gove
said in his dramatic 1-mix
announcement speech.
"The great overriding' imp4
tive of today is peace," he s
"I want to work for this cau
- Lists Accomplishments
The governor recited for
listeners the accomplishments
his .11 years in office, inclu
the Straits of Mackinac Bri
vast construction programs
state colleges, universities
mental institutions.
He said he would continue
promote. constitutional ref(
and reapportionment in the Le
lature, two prime Democr
goals.
"It is obvious no man carI
should, occupy the highest exe
tive office indefinitely," he c
cluded.
Sidesteps Questions
Williams sidestepped spet
questions whether he thought
could advance his aim in a cab
post or with an ambassade
appointment.
He said that he and Sen. Jt
F. Kennedy' of Massachusetts:l
exchanged no committments
any description, and thaf
hadn't seen Kennedy since t
breakfasted together Jan. 23
Washington.
Williams seems to be "defin
ly" interested in gaining
vice-presidential nomination
perhaps the office of secretar
state, Prof. John P. Whiteof
political science department 6
gested last night.
Effective Positions
"He said he wanted to work
peace, and those two offices
the positions where he might
an effective job."
"Williams would make a p
erful addition to a number
Democratic candidates," he s
Prof. Daniel S. McHargue
gued "geographical ditribu
would. make Williams a
choice to run, along with Stev
son or Humphrey. but as a p
ner he might do well."
Two Democratic leaders agt
Williams will be of great ser
to the country.
Will Realize Capacities
Attorney General Paul
Adams declared "while his ser
to the state as governor may
drawing to a close, his m,]u
needed and great capacities
leadership will only now begit
be fully realized on the natic
scene."
Neil Stabler, state Demoer:
chairman, sai Michigan's los

the nation's gain.
Williams' decision set the st
for a battle between Secretary
state James M. Hare and Li
tenant Governor John B. Swa
son, for the Democratic nomi
_4^ +r _n nn='hm.

S HOST:
ence Mat Meet Begins Today

By DAVE LYON
Associate Sports Editor
Michigan will try to win its first Big Ten wrestling title since 1956
when it hosts the Conference mat meet today and tomorrow in the
main gymnasium of the Intramural Sports Building.
Today's opening session of competition will begin at 2 p.m., with
preliminary and first round matches scheduled in the 10 weight divi-
sions.
Semifinal bouts in championship and consolation brackets com-
mence at 7:30 p.m. and will likely continue up to midnight on all three
mats in the gymnasium.
The meet Is climaxed tomorrow by championship and consolation
finals, beginning at 2 p.m. Admission to each of the three sessions is
one dollar.
First Here Since 1952
More than 1,000 skectators can be accommodated in bleachers for
this meet, the first Conference mat tournament here since 1952.
By late tomorrow afternoon, they will have seen more than 100
separate matches involving nearly as many contestants, and the pre-
sentation nf 10 individual tronhies and one team championship award.

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