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Sir uyrn
Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom

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SPRINGTIME ?
increasing cloudiness and
warmth due today,

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1959

FIVE CENTS

six Pa

Senate

Agrees

to

Last

Attempt

At

Solution

of

State

Tax

Crisis

FORD DEARBORNi ESTATE-Ford's Fair Lane mansion over-
looks one part-of the 210-acre estate turned over to the University
for its Dearborn Center. The four buildings constructed on
another section of the estate opened to 33 students In September.
'U', Slt eeCie

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: Marking the
end of the year, this article re-
vews the ten top local stories of
By NAN MARKEL
For both the University and the
state, the year 1959 presented
grave crises and doubtful resolu--
tions.
University President Harlan
Hatcher called the past year "one
of the most severe the University
has ever .experienced" when he
addressed the faculty In October.
The state's cash deficiencies,
and in turn the political deadlock
which seems devoted to perpetu-
ating the deficit, brought Gov. G.
Mennen Williams to term the
year''s developments in Lansing "a

By KENNETH McELDOWNEY
Students no longer need to be
at the mercy of Ann Arbor land-
lords.
A list of landlords and a rating
of their apartments is being
planned by the Alumni Associa-
ton Student Governors Confer-
ence. The ratings will be obtained
by interviewing students who are
living in apartments or rooms in
Ann Arbor. James Shilling, ''60,
chairman of their housing corn-
mittee, reported that he hoped
most of the information can be
* received through personal inter-
views.
Shilling said very few 'students
realize the legal responsibilities
that bind landlords. On the other
hand, he pointed out that stu-
dents have very little idea of their
own responsibilities either.
Students Taken In
Too often students have been
taken in by fast-talking land-
lords and been stuck with over-
priced or unsatisfactory housing,
he said.
The list will be a part of a
package intended to clear up mis-
obligations to the students, he ex-
Splained.
Included will be an explanation
of the requirements for University
and Ann Arbor health approval.
There will also be a list of the
landlords who have applied for
and received University recomh-
mendation by going through the
* Office of Student Affairs.
Compile Information
Shilling said most of this in-
formation, with the exception of
the ratings, is already available
but this will be an attempt to
make the infor'mation more ac-
cessible to the student. If the
schedule goes as planned, the
package should be ready by May
15.
Such a report is necessary,
Shilling said, because of the
change in the housing situation
in Ann Arbor. Since there are
more apartments available than
itte believes the landlords dem-
onstratin wiligns to liv u
to hei rsposibliiesshul re-

disaster" - and motivated a Uni-.
versity student to call for a march
on the Legislature.
The desperate scramble for
funds lies at the heart of the Uni-
versity's year's neuroses, as well
as the state's. For the cash deficit
which soared to $9 million at the
endoffica 15859- now be-
lieved to be s ohr ove $1
ministrators in both realms a daily
pressing fear: Will we find the
money?
The close of the year holds no
solution in sight.
Already by January, 1959, the
state owed the University $5.2
million in back payments. The
University was making arrange-
ments to borrow $3 to $3.5 million
to pay faculty salaries.
A $2.7 million payment In Feb-
ruary delayed possibilities of bor-
rowing to meet February and
March payrolls. The University
continued "living off what we've
got,"i as Vice-President for Busi-
ness and Finance Wilbur K. Pier-
pont termed the hand-to-mouth
financing.
Then in March Vice-President
and Dean of Faculties Marvin L.
Niehuss revealed that there were
more competitive. pressures for
University faculty members from
other institutions this year "than
I can remember."
By May the state owed the Uni-
versity $6.8 million and University
officials privately urged cashing
the $50 million state Veteran's
Trust Fund.
"We have lost some of our top
faculty men," Pierpont announced.
"Delivery sof some supplies and
materials may be cut off if pay-.
ments aren't made soon."
But by June 27, the end of
fiscal 1959-60, the state paid what
it owed the University. The Uni-
versity "prepared to resume nor-
mal operations."
Since the spring, the state has
appropriated fnds instme day*
Each month the University sits
In Lansing financial pressure
greatly increased over what it had
been in 1958.
TheM first crisis-upon-crisis came
a payless payday.ealy 26,000
went empty-handed.
The majority) of Republicans
would still not agree to an income
tax; nor could Democrats see solu-
tion to the revenue deadlock in a
sales tax.
Republican Senators rammed a
use tax bill through the Senate in
May, but it was not till late sum-
mer that a $110 million use tax
was jockeyed into being.
Then on Oct. 23 the use tax was
"gutted" by a state Supreme Court
decision which held the tax hike
was basically a sales tax increase
in disguise.
The GOP - dominated Senate
patched together a $74 million
"nuisance ta"program, then

SGC Plans
Investigation
Of Sorority
By JEAN SPENCER
Student Government Council
last night voted to establish a
committee to study the status of
Sigasappa se~orority regarding
The committee, to be composed
of five elected and ex-officia SGC
memibers appointed by the execu-
tive committee, Is to give weekly
reports of Its progress, and a final
reportcbydthe second meeting of
Roger Seasonwein, '61, SGC
executive vice - president, offered
this as a substitute motion for
that of Phil Zook, '60, calling for
a report from Sigma Kappa on
charges in the sorority's policy
prior to action by the Council..
Stresses Study
In debate on the desirability of
substituting the motion, Season-
wein said the difference between
his motion and Zook's is "between
considered action and action." He
stressed the advisability of ex-
amnining available information be-
fore passing any motion '"assum-
ing that Sigma Kappa Is in viola-
tion." .-
Zook defended his motion by
saying that the Sigma Kappa case
stands on the Council books as the
decision, policy and opinion of the
Council since the stay of action
imposed by the Board in Review
was removed, and that therefore
the action could be taken without
further consultation by the Coun-
cil.
Alter the substitution, the mo-
tion was passed with one absten.-
tion.
Another substitute motion was
passed directing the Council ex-
ecutive committee to appoint a
committee to investigate SGC's
participation in the Michigan re-
gionial National Student Associa-
tion.
To Get Consideration
The original motion, that SGC
withdraw its membership from the
regional NSA and not the na-
tional, was explained as an action
proposed primarily to get con-
sideration on the value of the
Council's participation in NSA.
Daily Editor Thomas Turner,
'60, who proposed the substitute
motion, asserted that the Council
can inform the national NSA or-
ganization with a report which
might prove more helpful than
the withdrawal.
FIve one-year appointments to
Joint Judiciary Council were ac-
cepted by the Council last night.
They included Jill Clarrldge, '61,
Joel Boyden, Grad., Nick Vick,
'61, Howard Stein, '61, and Frank
Mabley, '60E.

PARIS - President Dwight D.
Eisenhower's stock among French
officials has sunk to a low ebb only
Paris for a Western Summit meet-
ing.
The President yesterday sailed
over the sun-bathed Mediterran-
ean to Tunisia, and a meeting with
President Habib Bourguiba today.
He will arrive In Toulon tomorrow
and boar a special train fo Pari
Conference opening Saturday.
.Eisenhower is under attack
among the higher echelons of the
French administration, not so
much as an individual but as head
of a government that is sharply at
odds with President Charles de
Gaulle's policies.
Controversy Boils
Two controversial issues are
creating at least a public impres-
sion of a United States-French
crisis:
1) The United States dislikes
the pod de Gaulle's attitude to-
warthe Atlantic Alliance. His
refusal to pool some of his French
forces causes irritation. His resolve
to lead France into the atomic
weapons business at a time of
delicate negotiations with the Sov-
iet Union in Geneva on nuclear
disarmament also rairns United
States misgivings.
2) For its part, France resents
what officials consider to be inade-
de Gaulle's quest for an Algerian
settlement. The United States ab-
stention in last Saturday's United
"All bikes on the campus racks
during vacation will be impound-
ed,'' Vice-President for Student
Affairs James A. Lewis announced
yesterday.
Thi ation is to pevent stu-
dent sfrom storing their bikes in
campus rather tan residence
halls racks for extended periods of
time, he expland Acekearly
Tuesday morning revealed 84 bi-
cycles on the racks from the pre-
ceding day.
Impounded bikes should be
picked up before Christmas vaca-
tion, or the owners should be pre-
pared to pay an additional storage
fee, Lewis warned.
The storage building will be open
for prospective claimants from 3
to 5 p.m. today.

EISENHOWER BLAMED:
French Criticize U.S. Policy
By ARHUR GAVSHON FM%19M $||||j
Associated Press News Analyst j$|23ii||=

Conide Increasig
Corporation Taxes
New Year May Arrive Without
Revenue Increase If Bill Fails
LANSING (A2 - Th Senate last night turned down a cor-
poration franchise fee lncraese then agreed to put it up for
another vote In a last ditch try to come to terms on a tax pro-
gram before the 1959 LegIslature calls it quits.
If the bill falls on its second try tonight "we might as
well go home for the year," Sen. Frank D. Beadle, (R-St.
Clair), Senate majority leader, said.
Lawmakers plan to quit tomorrow and not come back till
Jan. 4. Here, in sequence, is what happened in the Senate In
five hours of pulling ando' == = = =

-Associated Press wlrephoto
ALL ABOARD - President Eisenhower passes the honor guard
of the cruiser Des Moines, escorted by Vice-Admiral George W.
Anderson, Jr., commander of thea U. S. Sixth Fleet. En route to
Tunisia to meet with President H abib Bourguiba today, the Presi-
dent will continue from there to Paris.

Nations vote on Algeria stunned
Paris.
A confidential report from the
French embassy in Washington to
te foreign ministry here under-
linc $. the situation.
Dislike Policies
According to reliable informa-
tion, the report asserted that not
much can be done to resolve
French-American differences while
Eisenhower remains in the White
House.
Some French complaints center
arou--d what officials say is Eisen-
hower's inanility or unwillingness
to get down to detailed technical
negotiation on mutual problems.
Some French are saying that
Eisenhower had every chance to
settle basic question dividing
France from its allies when he met
with de Gaulle here last Septem-
ber.
In discussing these delicate is-
sues, responsible French officials
do not claim their government is
blameless. Indeed one said yester-
day that is one of the motivating
factors behind yesterday's virtual
agreement by the Atlantic council
to patcN up or shelve these prob-
lems.

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (IP)-A Long
Island college professor, under fire
for giving up his American citizen-
ship and becoming a Nazi wartime
propagandist, quit his teaching
post yesterday.
It was the third such job Prof.
*Edward C. Sittler's onetime Nazi
convictions have cost him. He
claims he long since abandoned
these youthful bcliefs and now
wants his citizenship back. -
Sittler resigned as assistant pro-
fessor of English and German at
Long Island University's C. W.
Post College. He had been hired
last September.
Previously, the 43 - year - old
*American-born Sittler had been
dismissed from the faculties of
Northwestern University and the
Michigan Institute of Mining and
Technology. -
Sittler returned to this country
from Germany in 1947. Since then,
he said, he never has earned over
$3,000 a year. Seven of his eight
children remained behind in Ger-
The resignation of Sittler came
while the university publicy was
standing firm for his retention.
At least six Long Island veter-
an's groups had protested Sittler's
retention, and a state assembly-
man called for the professor's s-
state support for the school.
University President Richard L.
Conolly, in announcing the resig-
nation, said it came "at a time
when I was engaged in re-studying
his suitability as a faculty mem-
ber."
Conolly said Sittler resigned "in
order to relieve the college and the

hauling in party caucuses and
floor debate:
1) Majority Republicans turned
down a six per cent corporation
profits tax that squeaked through
the House last week and rejected
a proposal by Beadle to tie cash-
ing of the Veterans Trust Fund to
any tax settlement.
2) All but a few GOP senators
agreed to substitute the profits
worth $90s million a year, with a
one-mill increase in the corpora-
tion franchise fee. It would pro-
duce $13 million annually.
3) Democrats refused to give
any backing unless Republicans
knocked out a provision tying to
the franchise fee increase to a $3.8
million package of nuisance taxes
passed two weeks ago in the Sen-
ate and rejected last week In the
House.
4) Needing 18 votes to pass, Sen.
Staniey F. Roszyckl (D-Detrolt)
and 14 of the 20 Republicans vot-
ed for the proposal. Eight GOP
backers quickly switched to the
opposition when the bill failed
to pass.
5) Both sides heeded Beadle's
plea to give the bill one more
try tonight. The House marking
time, agreed to convene tomor-
row morning.
"If the Senate passes it, there
would still be time for the House
to act on it and give us an agree-
ment," Rep. Allison Green (R-
Kingston), GOP floor leader said.
Beadle said he urged Republi.-
cans "in the strongest manner I
know" to release the Veterans
Trust Fund and pump $40 million
in quick cash into the ailing state
trasry
But more than half blocked the
move, he said.
Sm' Tl
Q us honed
By ROBERT HOWE
Thirty-year member of the
Socialist Labor Party James Sim
spoke for an houir on "Labor's
Road to Power" at the Democratic
Socialist Club meeting last night.
audience.
"All workers are equally im-
portant and all able-bodied men
between the ages of 22 and 45
should be engaged In production,"
he advocated, explaining that
everyone would work if Soclallsm
were adopted.
Calling current reforms to im-
prove working conditions "worse
than ever," he contended that
"capitalism has reached the stage
that all reforms are reactionary."
He explained capitalism is now on
the decline and Socialism is the
only solution to America's prob-
lem-..
Sim maintained that socialism is
the "collective ownership oT the
tools of production, not such
things as old age pensions, senior-
ity, reduced taxation or unem-
ployment compensation."
"We will never have peace in a
class-divided society" because the
man on the bottom is always striv
ing to get to the top. Because the
*eg ofthe tota welt pro-

'HARROWING':
Airlines See Exodus Record
~ ~ .~, As Leon Uris probably once said,
~ "an exodus is a most harrowing
thing."
~ Undoubtedly scores of Ann Arbor
~-cabbies, bus drivers and travel
agency clerks would unhesitatingly
~ ., . ~:~ . ~ agree with this statement. For at
Christmas time these ordinary
like - you - and - me citizens are
caught in the web spun by over
"' 15,000 Michigan students as they
* ~#*.&head for their respective home-
lands.
~ ~.n...The "overworked" airlines clerks
report their Ann Arbor business is
breaking all previous Christmas
records and even the seldom-sen-
sational New York Central Rail-
road depot reports a 40 per cent
jump In ticket sales.
To compound the problem, even
the international students from
far-off lands will travel the domes-
d~gg tic routes when they accept Christ-
ggg| mas invitations sent from all over
the country. Under teausices

3. DAVID SINGER
...examines political selence
By SANDRA JOHNSON
"World War III, if It comes, will
be the result of an error or mis-
calculation," Prof. J. David Sing.
er of the political science depart-
ment said at a special sociology
lecture yesterday.
maintainedv that tewhl e field o
mnternational relations needs a
body of theory to support predic-
tions of the actions ofnatin n
particular situations.
This theory would provide poli-
tical scientists with a basis on
which to organize data, to verify
predictions and to understand the
causes of world situations.
There are three attitudes taken
toward the establishment of po-
litical theory, he said. Some men
syte body of relevan dataI
framework without becoming dis-
Result inIrrelevancy
Another group of political sci-
entists agree the Idea of establish-,
ing political theory is fine, but
also warn that borrowing con-
cepts from other social .sciences
will result in a great deal of Ir-
relevancy, Prof. Singer continued.
The third group believes not
only that political theory is need-
ed to provide an explicit criterion
on which to evaluate international
developments, but that the find-
ings, techniques and concepts of
other social sciences are necessary
to make theory regarding Inter-
national politics sound.
Prof. Singer named methodol-
ogy, data, and concepts as- the
specific ways the other social sci-
ences could contribute to politi-
cal theory.
Must Define
The first, methodology, is the
intellectual attitude and approach
entiss woul-d eliiate'much
worthless discussion if they would
onydfine their terms more ade-

university of embarrassment i
dent to the recent publicity (
cerning his case."
Pla Carols,
Folk Singing
For Holidays

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