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Oberln Protests Oat
As Board Refuses Aid

Michigan Ends Stai
In Giveaway Defeal
Four Fumbles, 'Four Thefts Spell
Doom to Hopes for Winning Seaso

The Board of Trustees at Ober-
lin dolege yesterday dealt a death
blow to $35,000 in National De-
fense Education Act loan funds.
And in deciding to return checks
covering the loans, trustees af-
firmed the campus- and faculty-
wide decisions not to compromise
ideals to practicality.
The college's three per cent loan
funds will see students through
the year, but without federal aid
administrators predict "some
scratching" will be necessary to
meet student demands next year.
More funds are presently being
lent than repaid, and resources are
deficient, Karl Aughenbaugh,'
treasurer of the college, reported.
Majority Rejected Loans
But in a campus-wide referen-
dum November 10, a majority of
voting Oberlin students decided
not to accept NDEA loans under
any circumstances. Thirty per cent
At Colleges
Two American colleges are con-
tinuing their fight against the
oyalty oath and disclaimer affi-
davits made .mandatory for the
receipt of a loan under the Na-
College is hold $12,719 in loan
funds until Congress repeals both
the loyalty oath and disclaimer
clause. The requirements were de-
scribed by the college as "vague"
and "a threat to academic free-
dom," the Antioch College Record
In a letter to the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare,
the president of Antioch noted the
college' has accepted the money.
But if'the provision is not elimi-
nated; the funds ill be returned,
he said.
Harvard Objects
The disclaimer affidavit is the
only requirement plagueing three
schools at Harvard University.,The
faculties of the Arts and Sciences,
the Graduate School of Education
and the Divinity School there are-
urging the administration to reject
loan funds pending repeal of the
The first recommendation was
made by the Arts and Sciences
faculty, but was followed the next
day by the education school.
The education school faculty ex-
pressed ,"strong hope" that not
only Harvard, but other universi-
$ies as well, would "explore every
possible means and take appropri-
ate action toward seeking removal
of Affidavits of Disbelief and Loy-
alty Oaths as a condition of Fed-
eral support."
'Jeopardizes' Freedom
The Divinity School faculty is-
sued a statement that the dis-
claimer affidavit is "inimical to the
Protestant principle of freedom of
belief. Moreover," the statement
continued, "it tends to jeopardize
the academic obligation of the
Divinity School Faculty to pro-
mote freedom of inquiry to a wide
range of religious and quasi-reli-
gious beliefs, as well as to a wide
range of critical problems affect-
ing the intellectual, cultural, and
moral life of man."
In April when the United States
National Students Association
adopted a resolution condemning
the provisions, six colleges which
found the requirements objection-
able and refused to participate in
the program were listed: Princeton
University, Bryn Mawr, Swarth-
more, :Iaverford, Wilmington and
Reed Colleges.

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favored acceptance of the federal
funds only if no other sources of
revenue were available, while 25
per cent voted to accept the loans
even with the loyalty oath and
affidavit requirements. '
"Of the student body of approx-
imately 2100, 1219 cast votes in
the referendum," Timothy Thom-
as, editor of the. Oberlin Review,
reported. "Not even that . many
turn out for Student Council elec-
Another question on the ref er-
endum was intended to determine
student opposition to the oath and
affidavit requirements. Forty-three
percent of the voters opposed both
Opposed Affidavit
The' affidavit alone, often de-
scribed as "more objectionable,"
was opposed by 32 per cent, while
20 per cent decided no action
should be taken against either re-
"The other five per cent prob-
ably didn't get that far down on
the ballot," Thomas explained.
"The ,Student Council conducted
the polls and we (the Oberlin Re-
view) just acted as an inspirator"
In a general faculty meeting
Tuesday, there was overwhelming
approval of a report by the Ober-'
lin Special Committee of the NDEA
Act. The report read: "The Com-
mittee believes there should be no
compromise of principles involved
in opposition to the disclaimer af-
fidavit required in the student'
loan provisions of the NDEA.".
Formulated Statements
The Oberlin Review was the first
organization to oppose Section
1001 of the NDEA in action last
year. Shortly afterwards, Student
Council, the General Faculty and
Student Educational Policy Com-
mittee made similar statements
opposing the section.
After the General Faculty unan-
imously passed a resolution early
in 1959 objecting to the disclaimer
affidavit attached to the oaths,
$35,000 in federal funds were
The question of whether to make
use of the funds was re-raised by
President William Stevenson, who
asked the trustees to take some
form of definite action because of
the limited amount of college-
supplied loan funds. Yesterday's
decision to refue the federal,loans
came as "noa surprise," Stevenson
commented last night.
Used Forums
Accordingly, open forums were
presented at Oberlin to inform
students of the nature of the
loyalty oath and affidavit require-
ments and to present )ro and con
arguments before the student ref-
erendum was held.
If the poll had registered defi-
nite student approval of using the
funds in any case, the faculty's

position may have been "less ten-
able" and faculty members would
have been forced to "weigh prin-
ciples against practical need," an
administrator predicted before the
World .Fair
A ttendance
Record Set
"In my opinion, World's Fair
this year grew into one of the
biggest events on the Michigan
This is how James F. Burns,
'61E, chairman of the fair-spon-
soring Michigan Union interna-
tional affairs committee, summed
up the 1959 'World's Fair which
closed last night after surpassing
all previous shows in overall pub-
lic interest.
Burns estimated that well over
5,000 University students and area
residents visited the fair Friday
and Saturday. Last year's attend-
ance mark of 3,700 was reached
by mid-afternoon yesterday, when
the crowd was swelled by 500 to
600 area school children.
Standing Room Only
All three variety shows, staged
at 9 p.m. Friday and at 8 and 10
p.m. last night,. attracted full
houses. For each performance, the
Union ballroom was jammed with
up to 700 spectators, many of
whom stood along the aisles and,
Burns reported that approxi-'
mately 1,000 people saw the films
of the 1956 Olympic Games and
1958 Brussels World's Fair shown
several hours Friday and Satur-
day. The movie crowds averaged
300 Friday and 100 yesterday
afternoon, he said.
"The success of the World's Fair
may be attributed to the enthusi-
asm of the international students,
who worked very hard to achieve
a. generally higher quality of ex-
hibits," Burns asserted.
Arabic Jam Session
This enthusiasm became evident
Friday night, when a group of mu-
sicians from the Arabian display
started a "jam session" in the hall
by their room, and eventually
drewv personnel from all the ex-
hibits on the corridor into a lively
k "Widespread publicity through-
out the whole Ann Arbor area also
contributed to the fair's success,"
Burns added. "Over 400 feet of
television tape for an educational I
network was shot at the fair yes-,
.terday afternoon and WCBN
broadcasted for two hours in the
evening from the third floor cor-

-David Glitrow
HOOSIER STOPPED-In one of the few times all day that Michigan managed to contain the Indiana
backs, Wolverines Darrell Harper (41), Stan Noskin (27) and John Halstead (81) team up to halt
Hoosier Tom Burgess after a short gain.
Suggest Constitui onal Revisins

A mock constitutional conven-
tion was challenged Friday even-
ing by Paul D. Bagwell, 1958 Re-
publican Gubernatorial nominee,
to form a constitution which will
give the legislature "the power to
City Seizes
CHICAGO (P) - The Chicago
Board of Health yesterday seized
a shipment -of what it called
tainted Wisconsin cranberries and
banned sales of all cranberries and
cranberry products in the city.
The berries were the first seized
from Wisconsin. Previously the
government had seized shipments
of berries from Washington and
Oregon after declaring they were
found to be contaminated with
aminothiazole, a weed killing
chemical the government says
causes. cancer in rats.
In Washington, the Welfare De-
partment said it was asking the
Justice Department to put a sei-
zure on the same Wisconsin ship-

Bagwell, keynote speaker at the
convention held by Young Repub-.
lican clubs of Michigan colleges,
asserted that the present consti-
tution does not do this.
The University was .represented
at the weekend convention in
Jackson by Tom Rollis, '63L, Lar-
ry Sampson, '61BAd, Jerry Lutz,
'60, George Potter, '61L, Steve
Stockmeyer, '63, Cora Prifold,
Grad., Kenneth Thomal, '61, Joan
McKenna, '62 ,and Allen O'Day,
Rollis, state chairman for the
Young Republicans, said the pur-
pose of the convention was "to
help build support for a constitu-
tional- convention. .
"If we came 'up with recom-
mendations which demonstrate
how Michigan can get more effi-
cient and economical government
through constitutional revision,
we believe the people will go for
Some of the recommended con-
stitutional changes were more ap-
pointive positions in the admin-
istration, lengthen governor's and
senators' terms to four years, and
omit all "earmarked" funds from,
the constitution.
On other financial matters they

recommended limiting state bor-
ruwing to 25 per cent of the gen-
eral fund expenditure and requir-
ing a provision for repayment to
accompany the issue, and in ad-
dition remove all sales tax limits
and allow a state "income tax.
The convention agreed that one
board should be -established to
control all colleges and universi-
ties in the state.
It also thought that counties
should be permitted to unite for
legislative purposes.
The Young Republicans recom-
mended a' change in the state
court system, by agreeing that six
Intermediate Courts of Appeal be
established and that the method
of determining state supreme
court justices be modified.
As 'Ouster
Of G overnorr
has indicated that the United
States should remove Gov. W. E.
Potter as administrator of the
Canal Zone, the State Department
said last night.
There has beennoofficial sug-
gestion from the Panamanian gov-
ernment to this effect, a depart-
ment spokesman said. But it has.
been indicated in private conver-
sations, he added, that Panama
would be happier if Potter was re-
There have been some unofficial'
demands by Panamanians that the
United States replace Potter be-
cause of his handling of a disturb-
ance '.earlier this month in the
Canal Zone.
Backs Action
Asked whether the United States
backs Potter In his actions, the
State Department spokesman, Jo-
seph Reap, said this government
"stands behind him."
"Gov. Potter has been carrying
out his duties in accordance with
the statutory requirements as gov-
ernor of the Canal Zone," Reap
On Nov. 3 groups of Panama-
nians invaded the Canal Zone,
tore down the United States' flag
at the Embassy and committed
other acts of violence.

Daily Sports Editor
Special to The Daily
BLOOMINGTON-Michigan's toughq'st Big Ten opponen
this season-fumbles and interceptions-recorded anothe
victory over the Wolverines who fell to Indiana, 26-7, her
Michigan lost all four of the bobbles it made during
cold afternoon and the fired-up Hoosiers pilfered four Wol
verine passes.
The eight errors put an end to the Michigan attac
and/or gave the initial spark to Indiana drives, as th
Hoosiers won their second
straight victory over Michi- -Studie
gan. FBI
Chronologically, the miscues
damaged Michigan as follows:
1) Hoosier center Fred Lauter R eg Stration
intercepted a Stan Noskin pass
on the Michigan 28-yard line aft- - m a n
er the game was just three plays
old; six plays later Indiana had
a 7-0 lead.
Tunnicliff Fumbles SELMA; Ala. () - If a ne
2) Michigan's Bill Tunnicliff FBI investigation results in a fed
fumbled on his 18; three plays eral court suit in Dallas Count
later Indiana scored its second election officials may find then
touchdown. selves barred even from resignin
3) Michigan, behind 19-7 early to keep from registering Negr
in the second half, fumbled away voters.
a 49-yard drive on the Indiana 19.:Justice IDepartment officia
4) Hoosier Dick Jones inter- who ordered federal agents bac
cepted a John Stamos pass on the into the west Alabama county t
Michigan 36 and returned it to check again on complaints of di
the 22 where Indiana started a crimination have refused to dis
successful bid for an insurance cuss the possibility of an injunc
touhedownin the final quarter. tion suit.
5) Besides these catastrophes, But similar complaints th
Michigan had four -other major Negroes were denied the right t
sustained drives halted by inter- vt eas'o hi aeboti
ceptions or fumbles. v because o their r ebrly
Muffle Hustle a suit in Macon County nearly
Altogether, .the errors disheart- year ago.
ened a hustling Michigan team Its purpose was to prevent reg
which outgained its opponents in istration officials from rejectin
most major ,statistical columns. It any prospective Negro voter wb
also wiped out the sensational meets the qualifications fixed W
play of ends John Halstead and law. E
Bob Johnson. Expecting Suit
Michigan outdid the hosts in The chairman of the Dale
first downs, 17-12, and accumu- County Board of Registrars, J.
lated a yardage total of 259 - 41 Tackett of nearby Marion Jun
yards more than Indiana. tion, says he "wouldn't be sur
Meanwhile, flankers Halstead prised" to see a companion su:
and Johnson hauled in Noskin's filed in this county where Negroe
passes in spectacular fashion. outnumber white residents neari
While in 'the heart of the Indi- 2-1.
ana secondary, Johnson caught Despite the preponderance c
six passes for 80 yards and Hal- Negro poplation, only some 520 c
stead grabbed two, including one them are registered to vote coi,
for Michigan's only touchdown. pared with an estimated 8,00
The pair also menaced the white voters..
Hoosiers on defense by throwing Dallas was one of six Alabam
them for losses and by turning the counties where Federal Civ
hard-hitting single wing attack Rights Commission agents o oke
into the line. into complaints from rejected Ne
But they weren't enough. groes last year.
Deceptive Defense gBut grand juries impounde
Indiana coach Phil Dickens, a registration records in Dallas an
disciple of coach Bob Neyland's four other counties to keep thei
offense at Tennessee, had an at- out of the hands of commissio
tack that needed a whole team to investigators.
stop - and maybe then some.
Dickens based his offense on Checking Registratin
both power and deception, and Gov. John 'Patterson disclose
taught Michigan about the for- two weeks ago that FBI ageni
mation it once made famous. -Zwere back in Dallas checking it
The Hoosiers lost no time in be- Negro registration.
ginning the lesson. Only in Macon County did th,
Michigan received the opening Justice Department file an ir
kickoff but couldn't mnove the ball junction suit in the wake of tll
on the ground on its first 'two inquiry last year. It 'was throw
plays. So quarterback Noskin out of court because one registr
called a pass to 'Johnson, had died and the other two ha
Lauter Gets It resigned, and consequently, the
The throw caomed off John- was no one left to take acti
'son's extended hand and Lauter against.
was there waiting when it came The government, I n s i s t I n
See MICHIGAN, Page 6 among other things that the re
istrars had no right to resign, h
appealed to the Supreme Cour
Alabama law says registrar
U ep appointed for four-year term
Planned Date "may hold office . . . until the:
successors are appointed." T-
. Justice Department argued thi
Oe ia "may'" in that instance mear
Mid-year commencement exer- Had Right
cises have been moved to Jan. 16 United ,States District Jud
instead o.Jan. 23, Assistant to the Frank M. Johnson Jr., who hear
President Erich A. Walter an- the case in Montgomery, rule
nounced yesterday. that the registrars in Tuskege
By holding the exercises two had a legal right to quit. One ha
days before the final examinatibn been elected to the legislature, t
period, more seniors will be able other had been appointed tq, at
to attend the commencement other 'office.

* Money inspires L-ehrer T Sing
"The national depravity" is Tom Lehrer's reason for his success,
Lehrer began his career by writing a "lot of songs against things"
for his "immediate morbid friends" while he was a -mathematics
major at Harvard eight years ago. The fact that "everybody was sick
of them at Harvard' caused him to try for the national record market
after he left the army in 1955.
y'' Since then Lehrer's unique combination of songs and social com-
mentary has skyrocketed him to national fame as both a satirist and
entertainer. The 300,000 sale of his first recording encouraged him
to make this a career for the last four years "because I like the
Commentary Like 'Mad'

"It's like reading 'Mad Magazine"' was Lehrer's description of
the effect of his songs' social commentary. "Both question in a mild
form some of our contemporary values," he explained.
"Superficial comments that mean nothing" is his opinion of his
notorious satirical remarks. His own material is inspired by radio


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