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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom


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VOL. LXX, No. 94
IHC Body Approves
Ideas for Changes
Reorganization Will Dissolve Body,
But Retain Officers until Election
After two hours of debate and defeated motions the Inter-House
Council Presidium last night approved most recommendations of the
reorganization committee.
The reorganization report together with changes will be utilized
in formulating a new constitution. The Presidium decided last night
that following their eventual approval of the constitution they will
dissolve, leaving the officers to serve until new ones are elected.
Only three changes were made in the report and only one, dealing
with the vote of the president, was of any significance. In this one
c' case, the vote of the president was




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... questions Rea's statement
Rush 'Sell'
*By Feiheini
' As Interfraternity Council offi-
cers extolled the merits of the
fraternity system to rushees at
Wednesday night's mass meeting,
faculty members were moving to'
protest IFC's methods of rush
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the
English department voiced his ob-
jection to an advertisement which
appeaerd in Sunday's Daily. In
the ad, Dean of Men Walter B.
Rea endorsed the fraternity sys-
tem and urged men to participate
in fraternity rush.
Prof. Felheim said he "does not
believe" Rea's assertion that fra-
ternities "promote the fundamen-
tal purposes of education."
Fraternities Private
Fraternities are "private organ-
izations," and Rea's endorsement
of the system evidences "parti-
sanship on the part of the Dean
of Me,
Prof. Felheim explained that
after speaking with other faculty
members about the matter, many
of whom agreed with him, he had
voiced his objections to Vice-Pres-
ident for Student Affairs James
A. Lewis.
Prof. Felheim said he under-
stood Rea's remarks were written
for use in the fraternity rush
manual, and had been used in
the ad without Rea's approval.
Prof. Felheim objected to this
Out of City
Rea was out of town and could
not be reached for comment.
IFC's current publicity cam-
paign is designed to acquaint stu-
dents with the workings of the
fraternity system, and to encour-
age men to at least investigate
the system by participating in
rush, IFC President James Mar-
tens, '60, said.
Martens noted during a debate
with IHC President Boren Chert-
kov, '60, Wednesday night that
spring rush was aimed at two
types of students, "those who
rushed and did not pledge" last
semester, and "those who, for any
number of reasons, withheld their
decision to rush until now."
Rush sign-up will continue into
next week, with open houses be-
ginning this Sunday.
Crowds Await
Royal Birth
LONDON (A" -Queen Elizabeth
II lay in labor in the early stages
of an annarently difficult child-

removed except when needed to
break ties.
Defeat Split
Earlier debate had suggested
that besides the president's not
having a vote the office of secre-
tary-treasurer should be split up.
The rationale offered in support
of this defeated motion was that
the duties of both offices were too
large to be handled by one person.
The other two changes dealt
primarily with procedural matters.
One, mentioned before, determined
when the present Presidium and
executive offices would be dis-
solved. The other eliminated all
references to interviewing poten-
tial candidates for office.
In defeating the report's sug-
gested interviews, several of the
presidents voiced their dislike of
any body's having the power to
determine the qualifications of
any candidate and thus deciding
whether or not he could run for
Slate Election
The section of the plan dealing
with the election of officers on a
slate basis, which received over an
hour of discussion at an informal'
meeting Sunday, failed to stimu-
late much dissent among the house
As now stated by the report, the
slate system would provide that
each person running for president
would select two others as running
mates for the offices of vice-presi-
dent and secretary. As the quads
would only cast votes for the office
of president, the winning candi-
date would carry the rest of his
slate into office,
Suggest Purpose
Fpremost among the defeated
motions was one giving, "to fur-
ther academic and intellectual ad-
vances in the residences hall sys-
tem" as a purpose of the new
organization. The motion was de-
feated following suggestions that
it be stated in the preamble or re-
main implied.
The majority of the discussion
centered around the type of or-
ganizations that should be used to
mold the three quads together.
The motions offered, and defeated,
were aimed generally at strength-
ening the control of the quads over
the organization superimposed on
One of the motions suggested
the replacement of the proposed
nine-member body with on con-
sisting only of the three quad
presidents. The president or chair-
man would serve for one year, with
the post being transferred from
quad to quad.
Another rejected motion pro-
posed that each quad be repre-
sented by its president and two
others. Under this system, the of-
ficers would be selected from the
nine-member group.
Since it was not amended, the
proposal of the reorganization
committee will be given to the
group working on the new con-

*. . on Soviet crises
Red Crises
"Prominent Soviet leaders are
sometimes willing to undermine
the Soviet system in order to save
themselves," declared Prof. John
A. Armstrong, of the University
of Wisconsin, in a lecture last
night at Angell Hall.
Prof. Armstrong outlined three
crises within the Communist Par-
ty in recent years.
In 1937-38 Stalin started a
great purge to eliminate those in
the government whom he dis-
trusted. The secret police did away
with many of the party leaders,
the head of the police finally
starting a plot against Stalin. His
plot backfired and he was quick-
ly removed.
Second Crisis
"The second crisis which arose,"
said Armstrong, "was the rise of
the Red Army during World War
II. After the Battle of Moscow,
the Army, and Marshall Georgi
Zhukov, enjoyed a tremendous
rise in popularity. But Zhukov
was removed after World War II.
After the Battle of Moscow, the
Army held the party leaders in
contempt. However, due to the
work of Stalin, the party rose
again in the last part of 1942.
The third crisis which has aris-
en was the Beria Affair. Beria,
headdof the secret police, con-
trolled not only the police, but
also the atomic research and
When this abundance of power
put him in a dangerous position,
he tried to put himself in an im-
pregnable position, safe from
party leaders. This failed, and he
was executed.
Crises Likely
In the present situation more
crises are likely to develop.
The party members now in the
top posts are older men, and soon
younger men will have to take
their places. These younger men
must win these posts. Very few
jobs are open for those who "al-
most made it."
This struggle for the prominent
jobs is likely to result in political
crises within the Soviet party. In
order to save their own skins, these
men may have to practically un-
dermine the Soviet political ma-
This may cause unrest in Russia
and slow down the Soviets pro-
Armstrong, who has visited Rus-
sia several times, has written
many articles on Russia. He is
currently working on his third
book on the Soviet Union.

U' Regents
To Discuss
The University Regents meet at
Flint College today, and are ex-
pected to informally discuss the
University capital outlay program
proposed last week by Gov. G.
Mennen Williams.
Williams' $21.7 million building
program for the University would
include the second unit of the
fluids engineering building, $2,-
355,000; the physics and astron-
omy building and a cyclotron
building, $4,330,000; heating and
plant services, $4,850,000; the In-
stitute of Science and Technol-
ogy, $3,815,000; the mathematics
and computing center, $4,750,000;
the second unit of the medical
center, $1,170,974; and a $400,000
appropriation for planning a new
medical science building.
Proposes Bonding
The governor has proposed f-
nancing the new construction
through $150 million in building
bonds, which would be retired by
charging the state agencies rent
for their new buildings.
The Legislature rejected simi-
lar bond issue proposals by the
governor the past two sessions. No
money for new construction in
the state was appropriated last
The University's priority list
was developed in 1953 and has
been revised and submitted to the
Legislature annually. No new
building expenditures have been
approved for the University in
the past three years.
Study Gifts, Grants
Te Regents will also hear a
progress report on the $3,082,518
budget initiated from gifts, grants
and bequests since their January
They will consider appointment
of former Regent Leland I. Doan,
of Midland, to the Board of Gov-
ernors of the Horace H. Rackham
Fund. Doan retired as a Regent
in December.
Discussion of faculty and com-
mittee appointments, leaves of
absence, gifts, grants and be-
quests complete the agenda.
Board Accepts
'U' Apartment
Housing Unit
The Board of Governors of Res-
idence Halls yesterday accepted
the idea of a portion of University
Terrace being used as apartments
for undergraduate women.
The unit, to be called Cam-
bridge Hall, will be used primarily
to house the women now in Flet-
cher Hall. The apartments will be
University housing and not re-
quire "apartment permissions."
The same regulations will be in
force as at other Women's Resi-
dence Halls.
In other action the Board
lengthened the men's visiting
hours at the dormitories to 11:30
p.m. Sunday through Thursday
and to midnight on Friday and

CYCLOTRON - The University's medium-energy cyclotron (above) may be supplanted by a new
high-energy accelerator. The Physics department has asked the Atomic Energy Commission to
build a cyclotron which would be housed in a possible new building.

City Group
To Discuss
Bias Case
Acting Mayor Russell Burns,
City Administrator Guy C. Lar-
com, and Human Rights Commis-
sion Chairman Vaughan Whited
will meet at 3 p.m. today to dis-
cuss what possible action might
be taken regarding a complaint
of discrimination against an Ann
Arbor merchant.
The store owner has disregarded
communication from the Com-
mission to cease discriminatory
practices against customers.
The Commission explained it
had sent three letters and had
spoken with the storeowner, abut
to no avail.
The commission as asked the
City Counsel to accept a written
record of the case, thus making
it privileged, and open to publi-
cation in local newspapers.
Various difficulties have thus
far delayed action on the part of
the Council. At a Tuesday meet-
ing, the Commission expressed
discouragement concerning its re-
lationship with the Council.
At the meeting, Dr. Henry Lewis,
said there was a general feeling
on the Commission that the
Council may not care very much
about the problem of human rela-
He added that this feeling might
have arisen through misunder-
standing between the Council and
the Commission and that an in-
formal meeting might clarify prob-

'U' May Get' Cyclotron
For North Campus Unit
A new cyclotron, comparable to the University of California's
Bevatron, is in the wind for the University.
The physics department has proposed the Atomic Energy Com-
mission construct a high-energy cyclotron - which is a device to
speed up particles so they become high-energy bullets - here on
the North Campus. It would be housed in a building built with Uni-

versity funds. Favorably received
by the AEC in 1958, the proposal
has not been acted on yet since
the state Legislature did not ap-
propriate funds for the building
in fiscal 1958-59 or 1959-60.
Building 'On Books'
The cyclotron building has been
"on the books" in Lansing since
1954, Prof. William C. Parkinson
of the physics department says.
He directs the medium-energy cy-
clotron which the University has
operated since 1936 in the first
basement of the Randall Bldg.
Plans for the new building have
already been blueprinted. In Aug-
ust, 1959, the Regents approved
the last in a long series for re-
quests to the Legislature for con-
struction-this request for $1,140,-
000 to start building during the
fiscal year 1960-61.
For several years Gov. G. Men-
nen Williams has endorsed such
a building. It was included in his
recent January. budget recom-
mendation which asked for a cap-
ital outlay program to be financed
by bond issues.
Up to Congress
If the state Legislature does de-
cide to give the University funds
for a building to a house a new
cyclotron, and into which the old
one would be moved, it would
then be up to Congress to give the
AEC funds for the cyclotron it-
The AEC budget now before
Congress makes no mention of
the machine but it is possible this
could be changed in the House
appropriations committee or in
the Senate, Prof. Parkinson indi-
A new cyclotron has been listed
among the University's top needs
by Vice-President for Research
Ralph A. Sawyer.
Greater Uses
It would be used for experi-
ments which researchers here are
presently unable to do with the
medium-energy cyclotron.
Nuclear physicists are funda-
mentally interested in under-
standing the nucleii of atnoms and
the forces they involve, Prof.
Parkinson points out.
What physicists at the Univer-
sity have learned already with the
aid of the medium-energy cyclo-
tron helped construct the atom
bomb and is helping in setting

Asks Better
English Skill.
least one-fourth of the boys and
girls seeking college admission
will be rejected because they can-
not read or write on acollege
level, a testing expert predicted
Paul B. Diederich, of the Edu-
cational Testing Service, Prince-
ton, N. J., warned that increases
in high school enrollment would
make it impossible for teachers.
to require more than four English
papers from each student a year.
Large Assignments
With teachers expected to deal
with 200 youths each, he said, it
would take each teacher thirty-
three hours to grade and correct
one batch of papers.
"If these teachers were foolish
enough to assign a paper a week,
they would have to read papers
every school night from 9 to mid-
night, plus nine hours on Satur-
day and nine on Sunday," he said.
Speaking in the concluding day
of the annual convention of the
American Association of Admin-
istrators, Dr. Diederich called for
"drastic action to revise the
methods, staffing and concept of
English study.
Use of Housewives Urged
He urged the use of housewives
who were college graduates and
approved for their knowledge of
"the fundamentals."
They would be employed both
as "readers" of papers and as
'technicians" to assist small'sec-
tions of students in ungraded ex-
ercises and graded tests.
(Copyright 1960, The New York Times:
Reprinted by Special Permission)
To Die Today
gasp move to save the life of
Caryl Chessman failed yesterday,

Give Support
To Reform
Judiciary Committee
To Study Testimony
Decide Future Action
By The Associated Press
LANSING - Legislative sparring
on the constitutional convention
issue yesterday included the argu-
ments of two University profes-
Prof. James K. Pollock, chair -'
man of the 'political science de-:.
partment, and Prof. Daniel M-
Hargue, another political scientist,
both supported constitutional revi-
sion in testimony before the Sen-
ate Judiciary Committee.
There still was no sign of any
significant development, however,
as the issue entered a new phase
with the close of public hearings.
Study Testimony
Sen. Carlton H. Morris (R-Kala-
mazoo), chairman, said his judici-
ary committee will sift the testi-
mony it has received and then
decide future action. He made no
estimate when that time will come.
It seemed likely any action
would come on the signal of cau-
cus committees on the subject set
up by Republicans in the Senate
and House. The groups met Jointly
Wednesday but reached no agree-
It appeared probable that any
final proposal would closely re-
semble the so-called "compromise"
plan devised by the League of
Women Voters and the Senate
Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Under the League-Jaycee dele-
gate apportionment proposal,
Wayne, Oakland and Macomb
counties would elect 59 of 144
delegates as against 85 allotted to
the other 80 counties combined.
Prof. Pollock said "the state has
reached a point, where a constitu-
tional convention is the soundest
and most proper instrument to
bring the fundamental changes
He said although he would pre-
fer that the Legislature put the
question to the people, he favored
the League - Jaycee proposal as
most feasible at present.
Plan 'Impossible'
Prof. McHargue said he felt the
best method of selecting delegates
to a convention was on the basis
of population but added that such
a plan was "impossible" from a
practical standpoint.
Earlier this week, a third Uni-
versity political scientist blamed
failure of a proposal to call a
Michigan constitutional conven-
tion in 1958 partly on the influ-
ence of voting machines. :,
Writing in a pamphlet, Prof,
John P. White said voting ma-
chines caused large numbers of
voters to abstain from voting on
Failure to express an opinion on
the issue was, in effect, a "no"
vote, since a majority of all those
participating in the election was
required for con-con to pass.
In Elections
For Council
Two more students, Robert Mo-
lay, '63, and Per Hanson, '62, new-
ly-appointed Student Government
Council member, have taken out
petitions for the March SOC

This brings the total number of
petitioners to seven.
Six more petitions have been is-
sued in the senior class elections
to Robert Radway, Alex Fisher
and James Agnew, for treasurer,
vice-president and president, re-
spectively, in the business admin-
istration school; to Richard Meyer
and Robert Vollen, for president
in the literary college; and to
John Cothorn for president in the
engineering school.
Petitioning for the spring elec-


Predicts Rise in Social Science Backing

Backing for UNESCO's social
sciences projects "will go up sub-
stantially in the near future," Prof.
Samuel Hays of the economics de-
partment predicted yesterday.
Soon to head the UNESCO de-
partment of social sciences on a
two-year appointment, Prof. Hays
said Secretary of State Christian
Herter is pressuring European
countries to step up their contri-
The United States has in the
past contributed 35 to 40 per cent
of UNESCO's $12 million budget.

havior here in Ann
leave the University

Arbor, will
in June to

take up his post in Paris.
He noted UNESCO and the
Foundation have much the same

aims. These, as noted in a memo
from the department of social sci-
ences are:
"1) Promotion of social science
teaching and research, especially
in less advanced countries,
"2) Promotion of the applica-
tion of social sciences to major so-
cial problems, especially in rela-
tion to the economic and social
development of less advanced
"3) Maintenance and expansion
of international cooperation
among social scientists, with the
help of the international profes-
sional associations and a docu-

off from the manufactured sup-
plies it normally received from
France, it was the army's job to
keep the North African economy
Later, working in the state de-
partment, "when President Tru-
man posed the Point Four program
I was the only one free to head an
interdepartmental program to de-
velop it," Prof. Hays remembered.
He worked with the government
on foreign aid until 1953 when he
began work with the Foundation
for Research on Human Behavior.
Housed in a University building,
but financed by grants from in-


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