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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom


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To Set

$72 Million

Sees New Funds
To Go to Schools
Williams Says Universities To Get
Appropriations if GOP Keeps Word
Fighting for support for a $110 million tax plan, Gov. G,.
Mennen Williams warned Ann Arbor educators yesterday the
public schools will receive "rubber checks" under the Repub-,
lican tax proposals.
State universities will see no cuts in appropriations this
year - if Republicans follow through on promises to continue
state services already provid-j"

--,Daly-Thomas Hayden
EXECuTIVE COMMITTEE-The new Student Government Council officers for the next term are
shown around the Council table last night. Seated (left to right) are Nancy Adams, administrative;
vice-president; John Feldkamp, president; Roger Seasonwein, executive vice-president; and Bill War-
nock, treasurer.


Heads SGC


John Feldkamp, '61, beat out
Phil Zook, '60, last night in the
race for president of Student Gov-
ernment Council.
In the other offices, the Council
chose Roger Seasonwein, '61, as
executive vice-president Nancy
Adams, '81, as administrative vice-
president and William Warnock,
'61BAd., as treasurer.
Feldkamp was elected following
a nominating speech by Jim Mar-
tens, '6OBAd., president of the In-
terfraternity Council.
Stresses Roles
In his speech, Martens stressed
the role of president as being one
that falls into three areas: chair-
man of SGC, student body presi-
dent and head of SGC administra-
Honor Soeiety
Taps 'Squires'
Know all ye citizens
that all true knights
must go through squireship
go by starlight
Know all ye citizens
that many squires
train by starlight
to becomes sires
Know all ye citizens
your obligations
for these men train
to lead our nation
Know all ye citizens
by the Five Stars
Squires these men are: Trost, R.
A. Major (honorary), Bodmer, C.
E., Eick, J. D., Ehrnstrom, G. C.,
Fenske, F. J., Fillion, B. P., Frei-
tag, W. W., Galazzi, S. P., Good-l
rich, J. K., Hodgson, T. J., Hoops,
F. K., Joose, S. P., Kissam, J. B.,
Kolod, J. R., Lee, J. A., Lunn, J.3
W., Mitchell, J. A., McGuire, J. J.,
Robson, J. E., Sutcliffe, W. G.,
VanderHyde, K. D. --THE FIVE]

In urging Feldkamp's election,
he pointed but that in the position
of treasurer he had completely re-
organized the financial system of
the Council. Martens. also spoke
of the services that Feldkamp had
performed on such committees as
the one that compiled the recent
Rules and Regulations Booklet.
A The nomination speech for. Zook
Hurst Cites
Role of LawV
Though usually thought of as
a source of conservatism in so-
ciety, law has actually helped in-
crease impact of new ideas in
America, Prof. Williard Hurst said
Giving the third Thomas M.
Cooley lecture, the University of
Wisconsin law professor described
how legal processes have served as
a channel for change.
"We believed in constitutional
(responsible) power in regular
procedure and the legitimate claim
of law to oversee all arrangements
of power in our society," Prof.
Hurst said. In this respect we were
"Also, however, we were ready
to use resources we could mobil-
ize through law -- tax monies,
public property, creation of public
franchises, the use of public force
-to structure positively the social
continuity. In this we were lib-
Law has worked four ways to
create leverage for a sense of
awareness and a direction in our
society, Prof. Hurst amplified:
Arming men to choose among
legitimate courses of action; pro-
viding legal channels of dissent;
helpin gadvance knowledge and
exploit its findings; and provid-
ing a means for more rational law-
making processes.
"Force and Fruition" is Prof.
Hurst's topic for the fourth Cooley
lecture, which will take place at
4:15 in Rm. 100, Hutchins Hall.

was given by M. A. Ryder Shah,
Grad., a new member of the
Council. In recommending his
election, Shah emphasized the
services Zook has already given
through the offices held and ideas
Following his election, Feldkamp
was handed the gavel by the out-
going president, Ron Gregg, '60,
and conducted the rest of the
Before the nomination speeches
were made for president, Season-
wein regretfully informed the
Council that Al Haber, '60, will
not now or in the probable future
be a candidate for office. Haber,
who is now interned in St. Josephs
Hospital with an undetermined ill-
ness, had previously been unde-
cided about running for the office
of president.
Two for Office
The contest for executive vice-
president was between Zook and
Seasonwein. Katy Johnson, '60,
president of the Women's League,
nominated Seasonwein while Miss
Adams supported Zook with a
seconding speech. In his election,.
Seasonwein replaced Jo Hardee,
'60, who resigned from the Council
before the fall elections.
Four Council members, Ron
Bassey, '1BAd., Miss Adams, Lynn
Bartlett, '63, and Zook were nomi-
nated for administrative vice-
president. However, Bartlett and
Zook declined their nominations
leaving only Miss Adams and
The seconding speech for Miss
Adams was made by Tom Turner,
'60, Michigan Daily Editor. Bassey
was supported by Zook, the out-
going administrative vice-presi-
Warnock was the only Council
member nominated for the final
executive post of treasurer. As a
result of Council action his elec-
tion was made by acclimation.
SGC also voted last night to
direct the manager of the Student
Book Exchange to investigate the
possibility of selling new textbooks
as an expansion of present serv-

LANSING A'P) - Majority Re-
publicans in the state Senate yes-
terday agreed on a.72 and a half
million dollar emergency tax pro-
gram to meet Michigan's cash,
The package calls for new or in-
creased levies on cigars and pipe
tobacco, cigarettes, beer, liquor
and putting the sales tax on serv-
ices not now covered -including
telephones and telegrams.
Sen. Frank D. Beadle of St.
Clair, Republican majority leader,,
made the announcement after a
24 hour Republican caucus.,
He said bills to carry the pro-
gram into effect will be pushed
ahead for a final Senate vote early
next week. They would next go to
the House.
Expect Permanent Solution
Beadle said the caucus agreed
also to insist on its plan for a vote
on an increase in the sales tax
next 4year as a permanent solu-
tion to state revenue woes. The
nuisance taxes would remain in
effect only until after the state-
wide vote on a 4 cent sales tax in
November, 1960, he said.
Here is the stop-gap tax pack-
A one-cent a pack increase in
the five-cent state cigarette tax-
8 and a half million dollars.
Beer Tax
A tripling of the $1.25 a barrel
tax on beer-14 million dollars.
A tax on cigars, pipe tobacco,
snuff and other tobacco products,
excepting cigarettes, At 20 per cent
of the wholesale price-4 million
A doubling of the present 4 per
cent exicse tax on liquor-6 mil-
lion dollars.
Extension of the existing 3 per
cent sales tax to services not now
covered, including automobile, ra-
dio, TV, and house repairs, laun-
dering and dry cleaning, but not
professional services.

-Daiy--Thomas Hayden
STEPPING INTO CROWD-Gov. Wiliiaims steps down from the
rostrum after his talk here today to answer questions.
'U' Engineeringy College
Sees DegreeIncrease


ZBDT Drops
Seven men
Seven students at Michigan
State University were ordered ex-
pelled from the local Zeta Beta
Tau fraternity, a member of the
MSU chapter trustees reported
The seven had admitted taking
part in an illegal hazing incident
last Saturday the "State News"
MSU's IFC withdrew recognition
from the fraternity's local chapter
Monday, reportedly with the com-
plete backing of the university
president and dean of students.
MSU has designated the former
fraternity's newly constructed
house as "approved housing"
which will permit former members
to live there. The "State News"
said that ZBT needs 38, members
to live in the house to break even.
However, non-members of the
fraternity can live in the house,
and the "State News" said even
before the hazing incident a few
Campus opinion at MSU on the
whole called MSU's action too
harsh, and rumor has it that
ZBT may be re-recognized by
spring term, the "State News"
Editor Mary Huff reemphasized
this was only rumor and that no
IF official had commented on it.
The students involved were Rob-
ert Appel, and Irwin Elson, both
of Detroit; Jack Kerner, Flint;
Lloyd Wexler and Clifford Klein-
baum, both of New York City;
Lawrence Milman, Long Beach,
N.Y.; and Lawrence K. Ginsberg,
Baltimore, Md.
To Give Tall
About Poetry
Drawing upon the experiences


The University's engineering
school reflects nationwide upward
trends in number of master's de-
grees awarded and academic qual-
ity of entering freshmen, officials
here said.
They commented on the "unex-
pected 16 per cent jump in mas-
ter's degrees during the 1958-59
academic year" recently reported
by the United States Department
of Health, Education and Wel-
fare. Students receiving masters
degrees numbered 6,761 last year.
The jump compares an 11 per
cent increase across the nation
in 1957-58.
Notes High Records
The report also noted that, de-
spite the "sharp 11 per cent de-
cline" in freshmen enrollments in
the fall of 1958, these students'
high school and first-year college
records were "higher than usual,"
indicating more of them will re-
main in engineering to receive
bachelor's degrees.
At the University, 319 master's
degrees were awarded in engineer-
ing last year,.as compared to ,293
in 1957-58, Arlen Hellwarth, as-
sistant dean and secretary of the
engineering college, reported yes-
terday. This is slightly below the
national rate of increase.
The diversity of graduate pro-
grams and a growing stress on
basic science in the undergraduate
college were pegged by Hellwarth
as fartors contributing to the size-
able increase in master's degree
programs at the University.
Tends To Basics
With expanding diversity in
fields of study, the University's
undergraduate "engineering cur-

ric'ulum tends to be basic science
and mathematics rather than
practice courses," he added, mak-
ing graduate study more impera-
Another reason for the rising,
popularity of degree programs, he
suggested, may be inherent in the
"obvious improvement" in profi-
ciency of the entering freshman
for the last five years.
As the reports noted, these stu-
dents also have higher scholastic
ability and less tendency to drop
from engineering colleges.
Although some decline in fresh-
man enrollment has been noted
across the nation. Hellwarth said
it has been accompanied by a
corresponding rise in physical sci-
ence programs. The national in-
crease in these areas, particularly
physics and chemistry, has just
about paralleled the decline in en-
gineering enrollments, he noted.
Generation Set
To Publish
Issue Today
"Generation," the University
Inter-Arts magazine, will go on
sale today at the regular rate of
40 cents per copy.
The magazine will be available
in Angell and Mason Halls, at the
Union, on the Diag and at all lo-
cal bookstores.
Guest contributor for this is-
sue will be Prof. Geoffrey Hill of
the English department, visiting
lecturer and poet from England.

ed for, the governor said.
He added, however, that univer-
sity appropriations in 1960-61 will
not increase since "the growth
factor in the Republican tax plan
is clearly insufficient."
Seeks Fund Cashing
Liquidation of the Veteran's
Trust Fund is the only way high-
er education may "stagger from
pay period to pay period," Wil-
liams told the near-500 person
crowd packed into the Union ball-
Speaking after his prepared
speech for benefit of the Univer-
sity-oriented audience, Williams
also told questioners the GOP $70
million tax program does not al-
low for capital outlay for 1959-60
or 1961.
In other words, the University
will receive ,nomoney for new
buildings, including the Institute
of Science and Technology, he
Barnstorms State
Williams' quick talk here is part
of a three-day barnstorming tour.
He told educators in Kalamazoo
and Bay City essentially what he
said here:
The $70 million cannot do the
work of $110 million. "It is ridicu-
lous to suppose that the Legisla-
ture raised $40 million more (un-
der the use tax) than the state
"After a little investigation," he
said it is clear the $40 million dif-
ference will come out of the
School aid comes from two
sources, the school aid fund and
the general fund.
Tap General Fund
"Because the school aid fund
does not provide sufficient money
to pay out the school aid formula
of $205 per child less deductible
millage, the Legislature has prom-
ised that it will appropriate later
an amount from the general fund
to make up this difference," the
governor indicated.
The difference is $35 million.
And it is this $35 million the
Republicans seek to cut, Williams
warned, because anx across-the-
board cut cannot be made under
Thus Washtenaw County schools
will be short some $700,000 in pay-
ments, the governor continued.
School districts which fail to re-
ceive funds will be forced to bor-
row, if possible, and then bear the
added burden of interest pay-
ments, . he, said - "the kind of
hand-to-mouth financing which
has already cost local taxpayers
a lot of money."

Cites Two Errors
Then he chastised the Governor
for two "errors" made months ago
by the Democrats.
Finally, Sallade suggested Prof.
John White of the political sci-
ence department might learn more
about the operation of state gov-
Speaking from his seat in the
audience, Prof. White had called
Sallade "a flea on the Republican
Calls Senate Roadblock
The real roadblock to a tax solu-
tion lies in the GOP-dominated
Senate, where Sallade exercises no
influence, Prof. White had
The Governor stepped to Sal-
lade's defense, saying the profes-
sor's attack had "no place in this
"I haven't any influence over
the Senate either," Williams la-
Share Responsibility
Earlier, the Governor sat quietly
on the speaker's platform while
Sallade told him "I feel respon.
sible for m9y share of the blame
for the tax situation, and so should
The Democrats' first mistake
came last spring, Sallade said,
when they refused to support put-
ting a penny sales tax increase up
to the voters in the April general
"If the public had voted and
supported the sales tax increase,
we'd have $110 millions in tax re-
turns. As it turned out, we passed
a use tax program in August, and
it was unconstitutional.
No Income Tax Hope
"After we failed to get together
on that ballot issue, there was just
no hope to get together on any in-
cometax plan," he continued.
Turning to the Governor, Sal-,
lade proposed that the Democrats
trade a few votes favoring a sales
tax referendum next November in
return for Republican support of
an income tax plan -- preferably
the Sallade plan, which would take
one per cent of each individual's
gross adjusted income.
"How about a compromise," he
asked Williams. "Maybe you and I
should get in your car, go back to
Lansing, and do it."
Following Sallade's speech, Wil-
liams told the audience, "Mr. Sal-
lade always has something inter-
esting to say to us."

Both Parties,
Governor Hit
By Sallade
Rep. George W. Sallade '(R-Ann
Arbor) was at his irregular, best
yesterday as he jousted with Gov.
G. Mennen Williams and a Univer-
sity political scientist.
The local Republican, who splits
often with his own party as well
as the opposition, spoke impromp-
tu in the Union Ballroom, "wel-
coming" the Governor's party on
its speaking tour of the state.
Agreeing with Williams, Sallade
criticized his GOP colleagues for
insisting Michigan needs only $70
-million in tax returns for the rest
of fiscal 1959-60.


Black Asks Law Revision

"The quicker we get at the job of having a constitutional con-
vention, the quicker we'll get on the road out of this mess," Judge
Eugene Black of the Michigan Supreme Court declared last night.
In an address before the Young Democrats, Justice Black spoke
on the "History of the Constitutional Convention."
Next to dealing with the financial crisis, Michigan's most serious
need is for a revision of its constitution, he said, indicating the present
constitution, ratified in 1908; has too many restrictions for efficiency
in the legislative branch of government.
Justice Black gave a short historical survey of the attempts to
alter the present constitution. In the 1948 elections a proposal to have
a convention passed by 200,000 votes.
However the State Board of Canvassers decided the proposal had
not passed because the number of votes for it did not represent the
majority of voters in the entire election since more people voted for
At that time Justice Black was the Republican Attorney General
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