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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1950
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By The Associated Press
proposed in his message to the
special session of the Legislature
yesterday that it initiate a consti-
tutional amendment to lower the
voting age to 18, as Republican
Jeers and Democrats' cheers greet-
ed his program.
Included in his proposed con-
struction program was about $14,-
000,000 for the acquisition of 1,500
more mental hospital beds, $11,-
199,000 for new buildings at the
University, Michigan State Col-
lege, Wayne University and West-
ern Michigan College of Educa-
Republicans were almost unani-
mous in opposition to the Gover-
nor's suggestion for a corporation
profits tax. They were as vehe-
mently opposed to his suggestion
for an $18,600,000 appropriation
from the general fund for high-
HIS 18-POINT program, Wil-
liams said, included legislation to
attack the problem of alcoholism,
to aid in the rehabilitation and
detection of sex deviates, and a
Fair Employment Practices Bill.
All these measures, he said, were
awaiting recommendations of spe-
The only point in his legisla-
tion he had not previously an-
nounced was the proposal that
the legislature initiate a consti-
tutional, amendment to lower
the voting age to 18.
Williams presented the law-
makers with a budget for the next
fiscal year which he said would
produce a record $110,600,000 de-
icit. His budget totals $340,578,-
472, which is $66,000,000 higher
than the current year.
* * *
WILLIAMS plumped hard for
his request the legislature spend
$27,928,500 for "expansion and re-
pair of the people's physical prop-
* * *
Gov. Williams' proposal to lower
the state voting age from 21 years
old to 18 years old was backed
nearly two to one in an informal
survey of students and faculty
conducted by Daily reporters yes-
Interviewers found a variety of
opinions, nearly all of them heat-
* * *
SURVEY RESULTS showed it
made little difference to a student
which side of the 21-year-old bar-
rier he was on, though there was
a slight increase in opposition to
the plan in the 21-year-old-plus
Those backing the proposed
change used as their main argu-
ment, "If they're old enough to
fight, they're old enough to
vote." The third on the other
side of the controversy empha-
sized the "immaturity" of 18-
A second argument used largely
by proponents of the move was
knowledge of public affairs shown
in the age bracket.
Nineteen year old Joe Epstein,
'52, declared, 'Eighteen year olds
are usually just out of high school
where they are taught civics and
Stewart C. Hulslander of the
school of education said if the
question is one of general informa-
tion, 18 year olds should certainly
"Peonle of 18 are. better inform-
ed now than those 21 years old
were when the voting law affect-
ing them was passed," he said.
FACE SAC APPROVAL:
Established by SL
By JIM BROWN
Seeking one of the most sweeping administrative changes in
the history of student self-government at the University, Student
Legislature voted last night to accept a list of criteria as a basis
for approving all student-sponsored events to be scheduled on the
The Legislature will meet in special session Monday night, how-
ever, to determine the extent of the power to approve or disapprove
events which they will request from the Student Affairs Committee,
which now handles the calendaring.
* * * *
THE SAC SUGGESTED two weeks ago that the calendaring
might be taken over by SL and the proposal was immediately accepted
by SL president Quent Nesbitt,L
'50BAd, who stipulated only that
a binding set of criteria be drawn
up by SL before the authorityH
Although the Legislators over-O
whelmingly approved such a set
of criteria drawn up by Arnold
Miller, '51, several members felt g eo
that SL should not have abso-
any event, but should merely WASHNGTON-(T)-A fous
submit "priority" reconmend- committee which turned down a
ations to SAC based on the cri- general program of Federal aid to
teria. education Tuesday voted yester-
Under the proposed plan, stu- day to take up a measure limited
dent groups desiring to sponsor to treasury help to raise teacher
dances, lectures, conferences, mov- pay.
ies or variety shows would submit But there was considerable feel-
their proposals to the Calendar ing in the committee that the
Committee in the semester preced- whole thing is still dead.
ing that in which the event will * *
be held. THERE WERE charges, too, that
The committee would then judge the partial resuscitation effort is
the various requests on the basis a political gesture.
of the criteria approved by SL last At any rate the House labor
night and submit their recommen- committee voted 13 to 12 to take
dations to SAC for final approval, up on April 17 a measure to help
Nesbitt said, however, that he out with $300,000,000 (M) a year
was "confident that the SAC on states' teacher salary bills.
would make its final decisions on That duplicated the count by
the basis of SL's recommenda- which the group turned down yes-
tions" , ,terday a Senate-passed bill to put
up the same amount toward school
THE CRITERIA by which events operating expenses generally. The
would be judged include: general aid bill foundered largely
1. Tradition, on the religious issue of participa-
2. Objectives of sponsoring tion by parochial schools.
3. Opportunity for financial A Republican member who ask-
success and past financial record. ed not to be named, told newsmen
4. Relatve neediforafndsabryr in the face of the vote to consider
4. Reativnefteacher pay contributions:
5. Conflict with campus events "It and all other aid is dead."
over which SL has no power such
as: (1) Choral Union, (2) ath- g a
letic events, (3) University Lec-r
6. Applications received after Difrve for U.
the calendaring deadline will re-
ceive only secondary considera-
ion, and tardy applications pre-
senting conflicts will probably not -
be considered. The defeat of the Federal aid
7. The number of people affect- to education bill by the House
ed and the nature of the event. Cotimittee on Labor and Educa-
tion will not mean any end to
L5.4 Councilagitation for Federal funds for
public schools, Dean James B. Ed-
TSL monson, of the education school,
Ta led bL declared yesterday.
"It is unfortunate that the is-
sue of the extension of the funds
Student Legislature voted last to parochial schools had to enter
night to table a motion calling for the picture," Dean Edmonson re-
a "Literary College Student Ad- marked. "This religious question
visory Council" until after further no doubt means the end of action
consultation with the deans of the on the measure in this session of
college. a Congress."
The Legislators split over the But he asserted that interest-
structure of the proposed Council ed people will continue to call
and decided to reconsider the mo- for Federal aid, demanding that
tion only after receiving a more the administration of the grants
definite statement from adminis- be left to the separate States.
trative officials as to the most de- Prof. Joseph Kallenbach, of the
sireable composition of the group. political science department, ex-
SL members also passed a mo- plained that the only way action
tion supporting a National Student can be taken on the bill, which
Association-sponsored bill for Fed- was defeated by a 13-12 commit-
eral scholarships for needy stu- tee vote Tuesday, is to place it be-
dents. fore the House. -
They defeated, however, a pro- "This can only be done by dis-
posal which would have launched charging the committee that con-
a campus and district-wide pub- sidered the bill," Prof. Kallenbach
licity drive to back the bill, which noted. "And that would require a
will be introduced in Congress in petition signed by 218 members
a few weeks. of the House of Representatives."
world News Roundup
By The Associated Press
LONDON-Three Royal Air Force plane crashes killed 11 men
and injured three yesterday as two four-engined Lincoln bombers
and an Anson trainer were wrecked in the accidents, none of which
Set To Open
Dance and drama, poetry and
panels, movies and music-all will
be included in the three day Stu-
dent Art Festival, opening at 8
p.m. tomorrow in Alumni Memor-
Combining the talents of stu-
dents working in every creative
area, the festival will "offer a
unique opportunity for students
interested in all phases of art to
see what their contempories are
doing and to discuss, criticize and
compare. the works in the various
fields," Ed Chudacoff, president of
the sponsoring Inter-Arts Union
TOMORROW'S program, the
first of five festival sessions, will
present the premiere showing of
"The Well-Wrought Ern," a movie
written, produced, and directed by
W. J. Hampton and R. L. Chat-
man, both members of the English
department. The 14 member cast
of the film include students and
Preceding the film, a "Concer-
to for Chamber Orchestra" writ-
ten by Edward Chudacoff, Grad..
will be played under the direc-
tion of Edward Troupin, Grad
An introductory address on
"What's the Good of Art, Any-
way?" will be given by Prof. Char-
les Stevenson of the philosophy
* * *
ONE OF THE highlights of the
festival, a student art exhibit, in-
cluding painting, sculpture, pho-
tography and ceramics goes on dis-
play at the opening session in
north and south galleries of Alum-
ni Memorial Hall, and will be dis-
played through next week.
To Go On Sale
"Generation," the new arts mag-
azine, hits the bookstands tomor-
The Board in Control of Student
Publications, which has placed the
publication on a trial basis, has
promised it a permanent spot on
campus if the first issue is well
"WE HAVE NO doubt that it
will get into the black - a great
demand for the magazine has al-
ready been voiced," Norm Gott-
lieb, '50, business manager, beam-
"Generation" is a pure art
magazine containing short stor-
ies, a one-act play, dance re-
views, poetry and literary, dra-
matic and musical compositions.
Each issue, however, will be
completely different, with no stan-
dard format, Gottlieb added.
As a regular publication, "Gen-
eration" would choose its staff
members in the usual campus
manner - advancement through
the tryout system.
The publication, going on sale
in conjunction with the three-day
Students Arts Festival, will sell for
Meet on Union
Will Be Held
Proposed amendments to the
Michigan Union constitution will
be up for discussion at 7:15 p.m.
today at a meeting between init-
iators of the amendments and
members of the Union Board of
Designed to bring about direct
popular election of the Union
president and recording secretary,
the amendments were contained
in a petition to the Board which
has been signed by 236 students
and was submitted two weeks ago.
The petition was circulated by
Herb Leiman, '50, who said he
will attend tonight's meeting,
along with several other repre-
Reds Against Aggression
Carthy yesterday "reluctantly"
agreed to give'Senate investigators
his long-hidden records on 81 al-
leged'Communists and fellow trav-
elers in the State Department.
So far, McCarthy has named
nine of the 81. All have angrily
denied or scoffed at his charges.
* * *
THE WISCONSIN Senator said
he hopes to have his evidence
ready by Monday and will turn it
over "en masse" to a Senate For-
eign Relations Subcommittee
which has been investigating his
allegations of red plotting in the
McCarthy agreed to surrender
his documents after chairman
Tydings (D-Md.) dropped a new
hint that he might resort to a
subpoena if McCarthy refused
to submit voluntarily to the
committee's request for the
McCarthy has kept his evidence
under lock and key for weeks.
The Senator said it will be up
to the committee to decide wheth-
er to make public his list. of 81
suspects. He will not do so on his
own initiative, he said.
IN COINCIDENT developments:
1. John Stewart Service, U.S.
diplomat denounced by McCar-
thy as pro-Communist, was or-
dered home from India to testi-
fy in a new review of his loyalty
2. The house voted 368 to 2 to
stiffen the nation's internal secur-
ity laws and to make it tougher on
federal employes caught snooping
for foreign agents.
Coed, Jeri Ely,
Police, working on only three
slim clues, are still searching for
18 year old Jeri Lou Ely, '53, who
has been missing since Monday
The missing woman had mailed
a postcard to her friend, Barbara
Johnson, postmarked 2:30 p.m.
Monday, which said simply, "Am
going away to rest. Don't worry."
* * *
IN ADDITION, a friend reported
seeing her at 12:45 p.m. Monday
and a local bookstore said Miss
Ely had cashed a $10 check early
Police have sent out a state-
wide radio alarm and checked
local hotels, bus and railroad
stations with no results.
An earlier possibility that Miss
Ely might have gone to California
seems to have been wiped out
since Jeri's mother reported call-
ing her boy friend, David Shat-
tuck, by long distance.
"He said he hadn't heard from
Jeri in two weeks and was wor-
ried," Mrs. Ely said. "He promised
to call us if he heard anything."
The coed's parents attributed
her disappearance to worry about
her studies, though last semester
Miss Ely received a 2.8 average.
When last seen Miss Ely was
wearing a blue sweater, grey skirt,
short white coat and white boots.
Anyone with knowledge of her
whereabouts after noon Monday is
requested to call the Ann Arbor
DOCTOR IN COURT-A tightly-packed courtroom crowd watches
Dr. Neil H. Sullenberger, front, at his assault and battery trial
yesterday in Ann Arbor Municipal Court. A jury of four women
and two men found the red-headed young doctor not guilty.
Jury Free Sullenberger
In Hospital Assault Case
By JAMES GREGORY
Dr. Neil H. Sullenberger was
acquitted of assault and battery
charges in Ann Arbor Municipal
Court yesterday afternoon.
It took a jury of four women
and two men 25 minutes to return
a verdict clearing the doctor, who
had been accused by Mrs. Louise
Philpot, University Hospital ele-
vator operator, of hitting her on
Jan. 20 while she was on duty at
* * *
AS THE TRIAL developed, it
became evident that the outcome
rested largely on whether the jury
would believe Mrs. Philpot's story
of the altercation or Dr. Sullen-
berger's. For the two people's
statements were often in direct
contradiction to each other, and
witnesses revealed that the doctor
and elevator operator were alone
when the alleged assault and bat-
tery took place.
Mrs. Philpot repeated the ver-
sion of the encounter which she
* * *
Dr. Neil H. Sullenberger's status
in regard to University Hospital
was clarified last night by Dr.
Frederick A. Coller, chairman of
the hospital's surgery department.
"Dr. Sullenberger never was
hired or paid a cent by the hos-
pital," Dr. Coller said. "He is
here as a graduate student on
the G.I. Bill." The only people
who can discharge a student
are the faculty of the Medical
School, Dr. Coller noted.
He also explained the state-'
ment of Dr. Albert C. Kerlikowske,
University Hospital director, who
said that Dr. Sullenberger had
been discharged from the hospital:
"To the extent that a student
works in the hospital, both Dr.
Kerlikowske and I have authority
to remove him."
Dr. Sullenberger was removed
from the hospital late in January,
according to Dr. Coller. "Dr. Ker-
likowske and I agreed to send him
out of the hospital," he revealed.
"Dr. Sullenberger is now doing
heart research in West Medical
Building," Dr. Coller added.
Dr. Kerlikowske later confirm-
ed all of Dr. Coller's statements.
originally gave in a notarized .
When Dr. Sullenberger took
the stand, he stoutly denied that
he had ever insulted Mrs. Phil-
pot or threatened to hit her. He
testified that while they were ar-
guing over her refusal to carry
him on her elevator, Mrs. Phil-
pot reached down and grabbed
the foot pedal. "I started to put
my hand on the controls. She
swung around and had the foot
pedal in her hand."
Dr. Sullenberger denied that he
struck Mrs. Philpot on purpose.
"She swung at me. I was afraid
and did the instinctive thing. .I
put my arm up to ward off 'fe
blow. I twisted her arm to get
the pedal away."
AFTER HE HAD taken the foot
pedal from Mrs. Philpot, the doctor
related, "She made lunges to get
it away. She tore my shirt down
the front and made several scrat-
ches. I didn't care to fight her.
I just took the weapon and went
Louis Toplosky, Grad., a tea-
ching fellow in the engineering
department, testified that he
came on the scene after the al-
leged blow and scratching were
Hazel W. Powell, a nurse's aide,
was on the elevator when Dr.
Sullenberger boarded it.- She rode
to the floor where the scuffle took
place, but left the scene before
any physical violence had occur-
red. She said that when Dr. Sul-
lenberger came on the elevator "I
noticed him because he was cuss-
ing." But Miss Powell added that
she could not remember any of the
words exchanged between Dr. Sul-
lenberger and Mrs. Philpot.
* * *
IN HIS SUMMARY to the jury,
Washtenaw County Prosecutor
Douglas K. Reading said, "The
issue is whether in Washtenaw
County justice can be administered
with equality and fairness for per-
sons of the colored race as well as
Defense Attorney Kenneth Bur-
ke countered, "This case wouldn't
have been in court if the colored!
issue hadn't been injected in it."
Burke accused Prosecutor Read-
ing of flag-waving, and conclud-
ed, "You're not trying any prin-
ciple here. This man either as-
saulted this girl or he didn't. I
say that he didn't."
SAN FRANCISCO - WP)-Sec-
retary of State Dean Acheson
warned Communist China yester-
day not to foment trouble outside
its own borders.
In a foreign policy address be-
fore the Commonwealth Club he
1. REPEATED Administration
assurances of limited aid to Asia-
tic countries in the path.of Com-
munist aggression. Such aid may
be military, economic, or tech-
nical, he said.
"We must free peoples to
work out their own destinies in
their own way. Not 'in our way,
but in their way," he empha-
2. DECLARED Soviet Russia
seeks only to "pervert" for her own
imperialistic purposes the changes
sought by half the world's peoples.
3. CITED Red China as an ex-
ample of the way Soylet imperial-
ism can capture such an inde-
pendence movement. He warned
China's Red leaders against "ad-
ventures" beyond China's own
4. PROJECTED America as the
real inspiration and leader of "the
deep and revolutionary movement
of the peoples of Asia."
Acheson drew a roar oflaugh-
ter at the beginning.
"I hope you are not exposing
yourselves to unnecessary dan-
gers by associating with me," he
remarked jokingly, in reference
to current charges of Communism
in the Department of State which
* * *
HE ADDRESSED a luncheon
audience estimated at more than
2,000 jammed into the Palace Ho-
tel's huge palm garden.
He described in some detail
the problems to be met in giv-
ing aid to Asiatic countries try-
ing to resist Communism:
"The Asian peoples for the past
several decades have been engaged
in a revolution in which they have
been trying to throw off the po-
verty and oppression of past cen-
turies. They have been striving
for independence, better educa-
tion, more widespread ownership
of the land and control over their
spy Valentin A. Gubitchev with-
drew yesterday from further tilts
with American courts and said he
would go home to Russia next
The 33-year-old Russian re-
mained in jail. The decision not
to appeal a 15-year prison sent-
ence was announced by his at-
torney, Abraham L. Pomerantz.
* * *
SENTENCE IS TO BE suspend-
ed on condition Gubitchev go back
to Russia "never to return."
U.S. Attorney Irving IL Say-
pol had insisted that Gubitchev
waive all right of appeal from
his conviction of plotting to spy
for the Soviets with his ex-pal
former government girl Judith
The dark-eyed Miss Coplon was
released from the women's house
of detention late yesterday after
bond of $40,000 was posted for her.
She is appealing her conviction.
Her brother, Bertram, put up the
money in cash. When newsmen
asked him where he got it, he re-
knocked the key plank out of
President Truman's new hous-
ing program yesterday with a 43
to 38 vote against a $1,000,000,-
000 cooperative loan plan for
WASHINGTON - OP) - Soviet-
dominated Poland quit the World
Bank and its twin Monetary Fund
yesterday with a charge that the
United States is using- the interna-
tional financial agencies to grab
control of Europe.
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