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Council To Consider
rimination Legislation

'U' Geologist Explores
Greenland's Fjords

Specific legislation regarding
crimination in housing in Ann1
bor will be presented to the City
unil in the near future, Coun-
nan A. Nelson Dingle said
)ingle is chairman of the spe-
1 Council committee studying
housing report made to the
umcil by the Human Relations
mnmission on March 9 of last
Dingle gave the Council a resu-
and report of the activities
d findings of the Commission
I of his committee's work at
nday's Council meeting.
:t observed that "the tenor of
a Human Relations Commission
ort was that the observed ra-
J discrimination practices in
a community were deleterious
the welfare of the community
. that housing was the area in
ich the greatest need for action
sted, and that legislation in
propriate form would be help-
in alleviating the existing in-
Takes Action
[n response to the Commission
3posal that the legislation be
acted, the Committee took ac-
n to obtain public expression of,
ws by realtors, financial oficers
d builders of the community. It
npiled a representative list of
sons influential in such fields,
n sent them letters mentioning
Council's concern and inviting
em to a meeting to express
ir views.
At this meeting, which the Ex-
tive Committee of the Human
lations Commission observed,
attitudes expressed by some
the attendees confirmed the
mmission's conclusion that leg-

islation was necessary to improve
existing conditions.
Regarding the impending legis-
lation, the report said, "It is the
intent of all concerned that ade-
quate time for full consideration
of the proposed ordinances shall
be provided and that no one shall
be asked to vote before he has had
time to deliberate, to discuss, to
consider possible amendments, and
to decide ;how he should vote."
Problem Reorganized
The problem of human relations
was recognized as early as 1951,
when the Civic Forum made a
report which was primarily con-
cerned with the condition and
prices of housing for members of
racial and religious minority
groups in Ann Arbor.
Another study was made by the
Ann Arbor Housing Committee in
1953-55, which was followed in
1956 by a community self-survey.
The Human Relations Com-
mittee was born out of this study
and was first established in 1957
by the City Council.
After seving two years the Com-
mission came to the conclusions
stated in the report of last March.
At this point the present Council
committee was formed to study
the report and review the problem.
The activities of this committee
were subdued subsequent to its
meeting of April 23, 1959, because
of the priority of the then immi-
nent Urban Renewal Project.
Legislation Planned
The committee has held three
meetings (two of them with the
Human Relations Commission Ex-
ecutive Committee) and has de-
veloped plans for legislation.
Action on housing discrimina-
tion was demanded in the Demo-
cratic platform for the forthcom-,
ing elections, which specifically
asked for the strengthening of the
Commission and, positive legisla-
DIAL NO 1-6264

Many people have wondered
about the intricate pattern of
fjords and islands" on the east
coast of Greenland, but not many
have picked themselves up to go
and find out about them.
One man who is now doing a re-
search project on the history of
this region is Fred Pessl, teaching
fellow in the geology department.
After a short trip to Greenland
in 1958, he applied for and re-
ceived a grant from the Arctic
Institute cf North America, which
encourages work in natural sci-
In 1958, he was an assistant to
A.L. Washburn who also worked
there last summer and will this
summer. Pessl will study soil creep
in arctic soils.
Both Pessl and Washburn have
base camps not far apart near the
town of Mestersvig and the fjord
neighbors are a mine, an air strip,
a harbor, and several glaciers.
Studies History
Basically, Pessl is attempting to
"establish the chronology of the
glacial history of this portion of
Greenland. Though this is rather
'U' Estini_-ates
Frosh Class
Before a freshman enrolls at

pedantic in itself, it is. the first
stage of the scientific method,"
he explaind.
"Eventually, however, some great
mind will put together the results
of my work and others and get
some major theory."
Last summer, Pessl, his wife and
one assistant arrived in Greenland
in early July. This year, they will
set out late in April, getting to
Mestersvig the end of May.
Since it will still be winter there,
they will travel three,-or four hun-
dred kilometers by dog team. By
the end of September, their two-
year project should be finished.
Receives Permission
Greenland is owned by Denmark,
and the owners usually want their
own geologists to work there, Pessl
said. "It took me a long time to
convince the Danes that I was
completely worthless."
The team uses relative ages of
vegetation, the maturity of glacial
deposits, and the law of superposi-
tion to determine the relative ages
of the periods of glaciation which
have covered this area of Green-
Their tools are the most primi-
tive. They are limited to baromet-
ric altimeter, a Brunton compass,
and a shovel. "For my particu-
lar concern, probably a shovel is
the most useful instrument of all."
Though his research is mainly
based on his foundation of prior
knowledge, Pessl added, "I am en-
countering problems that don't
seem to be able to be solved with
the techniques that I know, so a


the university, admiissions oinciais certain amount of original pro
have estimated his probability of ure m is required."
academic success, Byron L. Groes- -_____reured._
beck, assistant director of admis-
sions explained. .0
The best single indication of a I ~ I iu
student's academic success is his ,
rank in his high school class. fl
Groesbeck said. College aptitude ,g e Lm ng
tests, however, are useful because




The idiot child of the per-
forming arts media, television,
has produced few programs
worthy of the title "classic." If
there are such TV animals,
however, certainly Edward R.
Murrow's See It Now program
on the late Senator Joseph
McCarthy, which we are show-
ing Thursday and Friday, must
be counted among them.
It is an extraordinary piece
of electronic journalism; doubly
remarkable in that this critical,
forty - five minute portrait of
the man who gave his name to
an era was done at the zenith
of McCarthy's power. Virtually
the first nation - wide voice
raised against the insidious
techniques of the senator, it has
been seen by many as the snow-
ball which started the ava-
lanche of McCarthy's downfall.
It's companion feature, Su-
bida al Cielo, while not widely
known is a brilliant film done
by the eminent Spanish direc-
tor Luis Bunuel and a winner
of a Grand Prix at the Cannes
film festival in 1954.
A figure comparable in sta-
ture to Igmar Bergman, Bunuel
is a master of paradox, a bril-
liant manipulator of mood and
a superbly imaginative artist
whose camera eye is shrewd,
relentless, exact.
Subida al Cielo is the pic-
aresque story of a young man
rushing to a city to carry out
his dying mother's wish-that
her will be changed to make a
distant relative the chief bene-
ficiary and disinherit the young
man's grasping brothers. Pre-
sented with an ironic sense of
humor, the film is one of the
director's more genial works but
it does not mask his essentially
tragic vision of human exist-
* * *
The term "adult western" is
most often used to describe a
western which one is rather
ashamed of having liked. High
Noon, our Saturday and Sun-
day feature, can be termed
"adult," however, in its more
orthodox sense; a western with
a sense of characterization and
a believable, engrossing plot.
Director Fred Zinnemann
paces this story of a sheriff
whose friends desert him as he
waits the noon arrival of a gang
of gunmen who have sworn to
kill him with an ever-mounting
tension and suspense.
The leading exponent of the
clenched teeth school of acting,
Gary Cooper, is ideally cast as

they help describe the students
academic potential and also his
preparation for studies.
The combination of rank-in-I
class and aptitude tests gives ad-
missions officials a preview of the
student's scholastic future, Groes-,
beck said.

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;DIAL NO 5-6290
XW4 M it /YIN
m.U S
1 1


Petitioning for the 1963 Soph
Show Central Committee will open
today, Susan Smith, '62, and Ste-
phen Vile, '62, publicity co-chair-
men announced.
The positions of general chair-
man, secretary, treasurer and
publicity director will be open, as
well as chairmanships for stunts,
posters, music, design, and dance
Petitions will be available at
the Undergrad Office of the
League from March 16-21. Stu-
dents who take out petitions will
be interviwed from March 22-24
and April 4-6.
The Soph Show is a co-educa-
tional production, usually a musi-
cal, presented in the fall by the
sophomore class. Last year's pres-
entation was S. J. Perleman and
Ogden Nash's "One Touch of
To Produce
Siwm Show '
Rehearsals are underway for
PANorama, the Michifish show to
be presented May 13-15 at the
Women's Pool.
The undrewater drama set' in
Peter Pan's Never-Never Land
will feature novel lighting effects
and dialogue to tie the swimming
acts together.
Solo performances will be ren-
dered by Susan Smith, '62, as
Captain Hook and Sally Hanson
as Tinkerbell.
Managers for the show are Mary
Lu DeRight, '62, and Sally Han-
son, '61.
A I -C

Japanese Levine Retir
Personnel Director
Joel Levine's experience with
Joint Judiciary Council began
By HARRY PERLSTADT when he was a freshman and
"The quick adaptation through ended last month when he retired
past experience partly explains from his position as chairman of
why Japan has become the leading the group.
country in Asia," Prof. Shinchi During his first year Joel learn-
Ichimura of Osaka University said ed that violating certain driving
Monday. regulations would result in a $50
In the seventh century the em- fine. He was so startled by that
peror of Japan sent young people realization that he began to look
to China to study the Chinese cul- into -the history of the rules.
ture, Ichimura explained. These "From that time on I began
people returned to Japan thirty pointing all of my extra curricular
years later and brought with them activities toward the time when I
new ideas. Buddhism and Confu- could become a member of the
cianism were combined with the Council," he admitted.
traditional Japanese gods, and a Lists Activities
new legal code was created. Besides his experiences as a
"The new legal code was not member of Zeta Beta Tau fra-
merely an imitation of the exist- ternity, the tall senior from Toledo
ing Chinese code but a combina- has spent time working on Spring
tion of the traditional with the Weekend, as president of the Wol-
new. This set the pattern of how verne Club and as a member of
to respond to the challenge of a two men's honoraries.
new culture." "Probably experience in these
Adapting Difficult other groups has given me ability
Later when asked if adaptive- to work on the Council, one of the
ness is a Japanese trait, Ichimura organizations on this campus that
replied, "Our ancestors seemed to I have always respected." His fra-
have had troubles in adapting to ternity has provided him with a
the new ideas. These often led to sense of tolerance besides being a
revolution and assassination." positive social influence.
But after the fighting, the new The other activities have also
ideas were adopted without losing enabled him to learn about peo-
tradition, he said. This gave train- pie. "This idea of human relations,
to the Japanese. learning to get along with people,
When the Portugese came to Ja- will probably be one of the most
pan in 1544 they found the coun- important things that I will get
try divided into small principali- out of my University experience."
ties. But under the pressure of out- 'Necessary Preparation'
side influences Japan managed to "By being thrown In the midst
unify and form a strong central of people, you have to learn to get
government, along with them." This is neces- 1
"If the unification of the nation sary preparation for life.
had occurred 100 years later, Ja- "My major subject, English, hasj
pan would have faced the problem also been valuable to me besides
of losing its independence. This being enjoyable. It has trained met
is probably the cause of the colo- to think and express myself both
nization of other Asian countries orally and verbally," he said care-
by the European countries." fully.
Unification was significant to "But Joint Judic has also given
the retention of Japanese culture. me an opportunity to learn a great
Japan Advances deal about people."
During the interval between the Discusses Valuef
arrival of the Portugese and the He believes the Council's value!
start of the 'Closed Door Policy', lies in the area of pointing out
Japan started to build roads, regu- to a student that "he has done
late trade, and develop printing something wrong, and that hek
and the natural sciences. "This should realize its significance so
period is the renaissance of Ja- that he will know what to do aboutl
pan." Ichimura said, it to prevent any further action<
Japan closed its doors in the of this type in the future.",,
seventeenth century and inte- "Many students don't com-c
grated the new culture into their pletely understand what JointI
traditions. They worked independ- Judii Is trying to do," Joel be-i
ently and progressed quite far in lieves. "They should be aware of
mathematics and the natural sci- the fact that the Council is trying
ences. When Japan finally left its to work in conjunction with themt
isolation, Ichimura added, It was and not against them.
prepared through tradition to "And they (the students) should
adapt to the modern world. also realize that Joint Judic is not
I jcomposed of a group of prudes
sitting as judges hypocritically
To Conduct meting out fines.
'Good Vantage Point',
"Because the group is composed
of students who are aware of prob-
lems of campus living, they have
In spite of the overlap of spring a good vantage point and are very
vacation with the census - taking able to be equitable and just in
that begins April first, a complete dealing with violations."
census of the city is expected. Besides having a proper atti-
City Administrator Guy C. Lar- tude toward other students Joel
com told the City Council Monday believes the members of the Coun-
night that the census takers will cil maintain exemplary attitude
make use of University records, and conduct.
such as dormitory listings and "Without a student ajudicating
fraternity and sorority member- group, this job would probably be
ships, to obtain an accurate ac- handled by the faculty," Joel
count of students living in Ann
Arbor during the school year. N
Failure to list all the eligible
students would deprive the city of
all the state funds to which itIT lH l P
would be entitled, to the extentT 0ln
of $11 a year person for 10 years,
Councilman Russell J. Burns said. The University's student branch
Referring to student complaints of the American Nuclear Society
that the city is making money on is sponsoring a panel discussion on
the students, perhaps unfairly, "The Philosophy of Teaching,"
Burns said that University stu- particularly as it relates to nuclear

dents are not denied any of the engineering, at 7:30 p.m. today in
facilities of the city accorded to Rm 3B of the Union.
other citizens, and that these Panel members are Profs. Wil-
benefits cost money. liam Kerr, Richard Osborn and
He also pointed out that many Paul Zweifel of the nuclear engi-
children of Ann Arbor residents neering department. The discus-
attend schools in other cities and slion will be moderated by Prof.
are counted as residents of those Henry J. Gomberg, chairman of
cities. the nuclear engineering depart-
According to the estimate of the ment and assistant director of the
City Planning Commission, the Phoenix Project.
1960 census will show that Ann The sponsoring group was the
Arbor's population of 50,000 in first student branch of the ANS to
1950 has increased approximately be formed, Frederick Channon,
11,500. This would mean an in- ,Grad., corresponding secretary,
creased revenue from the state said. It emphasizes the non-tech-
of about, $1,925,000 in the next nical side of the atomic energy
ten years, at a rate of $11 per field.
person. It welcomes new members,
Larcom said that the University Channon said, and is particularly
has been notified that students meant for those who want "op-,
will be wanted to conduct the portunity to keep up with develop-
census in the campus area. They ments in the atomic energy field
will have to be here during all of which are not covered in the class-
vacation for training. room."

pointed out. "And from my ex-1
perience, their tendency is to be
somewhat harsher than a student
judicial group."
The failure of students to realize
this, Joel maintains, contributes
to the, misconceptions of what
Joint Judic is and what it does.
Has Respect.
"The Council has the respect of
the University and has maintained
a high /tandard of membership
and over the past year there has
been a consistency in the way of
thinking and dealing with cases
on the Council."
"It is important for students to
be aware of these facts," Joel re-
It is not necessary for us to
spell out -our procedure in black
and white, he feels. "This may
only provide people with the
means to get around the regula-
tions." ,
'Peer Counseling'
"The student should be aware
of what is meant by peer counsel-
ing. It is simply a matter of one
student talking to another, on the
same level.
"The Council member explains to
a violator that he has broken a
University regulation and points

es from Joint Judiciary

-Daiy-Robert Hockett
RECALLING THE PAST-Joel Levine thinks over his four years
at the University, serving on Joint Judiciary, and in the Wolverine

out that the individual should 'be
careful' in the future so that
similar inconveniences need not
"The Council certainly isn't
qualified to deal with the motiva-
tions behind an individual's ac-
The interview conducted by the
Dean of Men's and the Dean of
Women's offices allows more quali-
fled officials to determine if any
psycholoogical problems are in-
Not Police Agency
Many times they .refer individ-
uals to other groups for help when
they think it is necessary, in-
stead of dealing with a student
themselves or sending him to Joint
Judic, Joel pointed out.
Students should also realize that
Joint Judic isn't a policing agency
but a system that deals with in-
fractions of University rules. "It
is neither lax nor overbearing,"
Joel believes. "Also the University
isn't a policing agency."
"These are some of the intracie
that students aren't aware of,
Joel noted from his experience on
the Council. Better public relations
could eliminate some of the dif-



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