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Severe' Year




for U',Staft

(Continued from Page 1)


SGC Revised ..
At its January meeting, the Re-
gents asked for review of the Stu-
dent Government Council Plan,
calling attention to the "ambigu-
ity" of the section concerning rec-
ognition of student organizations.
Their decision came in response
to appeals from the Faculty Sen-
ate and SGC which protested the
Board in Review's overruling the
Council. The Board in Review had
reversed the SGC vote which
withdrew recognition from Sigma
Kappa sorority on grounds that
the group violated a University
rule against discrimination.
A faculty-student-administra-
tion Clarification Committee prof-
ferred a new plan for the Coun-
cil after June exams ended, fol-
lowing a heated meeting where
one student member walked out.
Finally approved at the Novem-
ber Regents meeting, the plan
calls for a major change in review'
of SGC action. A Committee on
Referral, to take the place of the
Board in Review, may now be
called to meet when: 1) the Vice-
President for Student Affairs con-
templates vetoing a Council ac-
tion, or 2) four or more members
of the Committee on Referral be-
lieve an action may involve juris-
dictional questions, procedural ir-
regularities or "unreasonable ac-
It was this last condition for re-
view that caused vehement stu-
dent opposition in the Clarifica-
tion Committee meetings -- two
students declared then "unreason-
able action" would only add an-
other ambiguous term to the plan.
Integration Stand
The University's top policy-
making body, the Regents, also sat
up in their deep leather chairs at
the November meeting to adopt
the first University bylaw against
To be used as a "directive" for
the administration, it states: "The
University, shall not discriminate
against any person because of
race, color, religion, creed, nation-
al origin or ancestry.
"Further, it shall work for the
elimination of discrimination: 1)
in private organizations recog-
nized by the University, and 2)
from non-University s o u r c e s
where students and the employes
of the University are involved."
Illustrating the "steady prog-
ress' already made in this area,
President Hatcher pointed to fra-
ternity-sorority bias clauses.
The Fraternity Presidents de-
cided to work against "arbitrary
selectivity" when they held their
Island Lake Retreat last summer.
The Interfraternity Council will
help local and national groups to
do away with "arbitrary selectiv-
ity" as written and practiced, it
was stated.

Further work on discrimination,
from non-University sources came
in sporadic thrusts against unfair
rental policies. Ann Arbor's Hu-
man Relations Commission re-+
ported to the City Council in+
March, we "must unequivocally
state that in our community dis-
crimination in housing exists." It+
recommended that the City Coun-
cil take "appropriate government-
al action."
Perhaps the most concrete Uni-
versity progress was a decision not
to ask for photographs of appli-
cants with women's residence hall
application forms.
Censure Lifted,..
Resolving a conflict which
stretched back to the nationwide
Communist hearings of 1954, in
October the University was offi-

vis of the mathematics depart-
ment - left after refusing to an-
swer questions concerning past or
present identification with the
Communist Party. A Lansing sub-
committee of the House Un-Amer-
ican Activities Committee inves-
tigated the two, along with Prof.
Clement Markert of the zoology
department, who was reinstated
after censure.
A last echo of the case came
Dec. 9 when the Supreme Court
refused to review Davis' convic-
tion for contempt of Congress.
Record 'U' Budget
This year marked a record $33.4
million state appropriation to the
University, despite the "cash
Over two million dollars higher
than any preceding budget, the

The start of the Institute was
in line with the University's "new
role" of emphasis on research
which President Hatcher outlined
in his October State of the Uni-
versity address.
And research received even fur-
ther consideration when a new
Vice-Presidency for Research was
created in the fall. Ralph A. Saw-
yer, dean of the graduate school
and director of the Phoenix Proj-
ect, was named to the post.
Dearborn Center
The University's Dearborn Cen-
ter opened its brand new doors to
33 students in September, offering
a unique work-study program to
Juniors in business administration
and engineering.
Two of its four efficiently mod-
ern buildings - total cost $4,250,-
000 - stood ready for the class of
'61, which had been predicted
earlier in the year at near-100.
Uncertain Legislative appropria-
tion and consequent hesitation
over Dearborn's opening caused
the "pilot program," its director
University Vice-President William
Stirton said.
Built to serve "the heart of the
southeastern Michigan industrial
complex," the Center sponsors a
program where students spend
two quarters studying at school
and two quarters working in in-
"It's not big now but it's going
to be. The Dearborn concept is an
addition to education and I'm
convinced it's going to be a rich
addition. If I didn't believe this,
I wouldn't have left my job in in-
dustry," one of the instructors
"An optimum teaching situa-
tion right now," another called
his 11- and nine-student classes.
Several hundred students were
enrolled in extension courses at
Dearborn, including a real estate
class and a survey of the Soviet
Urban Renewal ...
Afterla grueling campaign Cecil
0. Creal won the Ann Arbor may-
oralty over Democratic opponent
Lloyd Ivesron election day April 6.
Devoted to the need for a new
fire station and the need not to
raise taxes "which have gone as
high as they can," Creal's plat-
form stated: "It's my belief that
to plan for the future you've got
to have a background of the past."
Under Creal's guidance, the city
voted to establish a Citizen's Re-
habilitation Committee to look
after the pressing urban renewal
problem. The vote came over op-
position' from Councilman Ives
who had strongly backed profes-
sional guidance in urban renewal.
The question - to renew or not
-pestered the city throughout the
year. Even the inhabitants of the
renewal area itself, a rectangle
four blocks wide running from Ann
Street to the railroad tracks, were
While one resident said, "I defi-
nitely dislike living with rats," an-
other asserted "the possibility of
urban renewal has retarded volun-
tary rehabilitation in this area."

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President Hatcher carried
through the "personal diplomacy"
evident on the national scene and
made a six-week Spring tour of
His mission as head of a dele-
gation of scholars was to observe
Soviet efforts in the humanities.
Reviewing the tour for a Univer-
sity crowd in Hill Auditorium,
President Hatcher described a "na-
tion in ferment"-"wherever we
turned we could not escape the
sense of vigor and participation.
"The Soviet Union has paid
handsomely for education," he
told listeners, "and my fullest
observation shows they have made
it pay."
He stressed Russian concern
over the fine arts -- music, drama
and ballet -- but had reserved

praise for the humanities and so-
cial sciences, which he said are
still doctrinaire.
Attic Dweller.. .
And the University's most fa-
mous student returned to classes
in the year 1959. Attic-dwelling
Chheng Guan Lim made head-
lines around the country when he
was discovered in the attic of a
local church, after living there
four years on leftover food from
the church kitchen.
Lim, a native of Singapore, had
transferred to the University in
1952. But by 1954 his academic
record in mathematics and physics
had started to slip and in fall
1955 he went into hiding to "save
Police found Lim in the church
when they investigated footsteps
heard by a night watchman.

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may find money to rehabilitate homes in the four-block renewal
area, it is doubtful whether funds can be found to clear out these
France Opposes Aied
Unified Defense System

" Broken lenses duplicated
" Frames replaced
" :Contact lens fluid sold

PARIS P) -France's 14 NATO
allies argued in vain yesterday
that the French should agree to a
unified NATO air defense system.
The debate was part of a United
Statesd-led campaign for over-all
integration of Atlantic Alliance
military forces.
A NATO spokesman said most
members of the alliance appear to
sets world
Speed kMark
Force claimed a new world speed
record yesterday-1,520.9 miles per
The pilot who flew the P104 jet
+ fighter two and a third times the
speed of sound talked afterwards
as though he was less perturbed
A during the 35 minutes of flight
Tuesday than during the succeed-
inig 12 hours if checking to make
sure he had a new mark.
Maj. Joseph W. Rogers of Wor-
hington, Ohio, on his first try for
a speed record, made it in a Delta
Dart aircraft, instrumented and
Sloaded for its Job as an all-weather
fighter. He :took it up from Ed-
wards Air Force Base in Cali-
His speed bettered the Soviet
claim in October of a world record
for an E66 fighter that flew 1,483
miles an hour. The fastest previous
United States flight was 1,404 miles
an hour, on May 16, 1958.
Twelve hours of studying the
radar and photographic record of
Rogers' flight satisfied the Air
Force that the level course re-
quirement had been met. The
record was eligible to file with the
Federation Aeronautique Interna-
tionale, which passes on claims
for world flight records.

support the United States program
for integration of all forces under
international command.
The dispute over air defense
dominated proceedings at the
NATO meeting for a second day
as the 15 members were' informed
by the United States that the
Soviet Unior has built a power-
ful nuclear and missile system
under a fourth arm of its military
Ar Moscow propaganda broad-
cast heard last night accused the
NATO delegates in Paris of keep-
ing their "war chariot on an ag-
gressive course."
Extraordinary Session
It was announced last night the
NATO defense ministers will meet'
in an extraordinary session today
to try to find common language
on the issue of air integration.
Authoritative informants said
that despite French objections
NATO's Secretary General Paul-
Henri Spaak insisted the alliance
cannot ignore the integration is-
sue. It was largely through Spaak's
insistence the extraordinary ses-
lon was called.
The United States stood firm in
the fight for integration despite
French anger over the way the
question was raised. France wants
to retain control of its forces.
Integration Question
It appeared that the concentra-
tion by Spaak and United States
officials on the air defense issue
was their avenue of approach to
the over-all integration) question.
Britain, West Germany and Bel-
gium gave support to the Ameri-
can view that the alliance must
have an integrated international
Franz Josef Strauss, West Ger-
man defense minister, rapped
what he called "special egoistic in-
terests. within NATO." He said
NATO must decide whether it is to
be a "modern system of alliance
or a conglomeration of national
states with the United States
withdrawing to its continent."

ATTIC BED-Cheng Guan Lim, the University student who stayed
four years under the rafters of a local church, spent his days lying
motionless on this cot in order to avoid detection. He was dis-
covered by police in late August.

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cially removed from the censure
list of the American Association
of University Professors.
The AAUP had censured the
University in March, 1958, for vio-
lating principles of academic free-
dom and tenure in the 1954 dis-
missal of two faculty members
without severance pay.
Clearance came after the Re-
gents in January guaranteed sev-
erance pay to academic personnel
dismissed before expiration of
their appointment.
The two professors dismissed
without pay in 1954 - Prof. Mark
Nickerson of the pharmacology
department and H. Chandler Da-

July legislative decision assured a
general nine per cent raise for fac-
ulty and staff - President Hatch-
er said the University was
"pleased" since faculty salaries "is
our area of greatest concern, and
one in which we have felt increas-
ing competition in the past year."
The Institute of Science and
Technology, a dream motivated by
Sputniks and sadly over-crowded
research facilities, became a real-
ity with this appropriation. A sum
of $500,000 was set aside for the
Institute to begin operations
which began in effect when Prof.
Robert R. White was appointed
its director.

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December 17, 1959

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