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SL Granted New
Authority by SAC
Group Constitutions Will Be Viewed
By SL, but SAC Keeps Final Power
Daily Managing Editor
Student Legislature was awarded a significant new function yes-
terday, as the Student Affairs Committee delegated in large measure
its constitution-approving role.
With one dissenting vote, the SAC moved to divest itself of a
function which had proved time-consuming and annoying to the
group, retaining the power of ultimate review of the constitutions.
The new method will be on trial for the remainder of the semester.
AN SL COMMITTEE will now go through the prelininary steps
.'of accepting constitutions and rec-

M' Sextet


Local Clergy
Discuss New
Velde Probe
Local clergymen gave opposite
views yesterday when questioned
on the investigation of the clergy
by the House Un-American Activi-
ties Committee suggested by
Chairman Harold H. Velde (R-
Ill.) ,
Velde's remarks, made Monday
during a radio interview, led to
the expectation that such an in-
vestigation might be forthcoming
According to the Associated Press
Velde said yesterday that he does
not plan to launch a hunt for
Communists among the clergy "at
this time." Several members of
the Velde committee had regist-
ered strong opposition to such a
* * *
REV. FATHER Frank J. Mc-
Phillips, of St. Mary's Chapel,
didn't seem to oppose investiga-
tions of this sort.
"I wouldn't mind being inves-
tigated at all," he said. "Any-
one who objects to 'being ques-
tioned probably has some doubts
as to his own loyalty."
Father McPhillips said he fav-
ored an investigation of clergy
because many subversive groups
can work under the guise of re-
ligion and should be watched.
THE OPPOSITE view was given
by Rev. Leonard Parr, of the First
Congregational Church. "Men like
Velde and McCarthy are out for
notority and I have no time for
their investigations," Rev. Parr
Velde said he was afraid that
his remark Monday night had
been misinterpreted, "All I said
was that it is within the realm
of possibility that individual
clergymen might be investigat-
Velde, who is now investigating
Communists in education said it
was entirely possible that the in-
vestigation could get into the
church field. He said such an in-
vestigation should not be of
churches, but of the churchmen,
"including some who seem to have
devoted more time to politics than
they have to the ministry."
Meader Acts
In Li Case
Rep. George Meader's introduc-
tion of a private bill to the House
of Representatives yesterday auto-
matically delays action on the de-
portation order regarding Dr. Vera,
Hsi-Yen Wang Liu of the Univer-
sity Hospital's pediatric depart-
ment, according to Dr. Liu.
The delay in deportation pro-
ceedings will allow time for the
Immigration Service to reverse its
decision that Dr. Liu must leave
the country by April 4 because-her
student visa expired, making the
actual passing of the bill un-
necessary, the pediatrician said.

ognizing newly formed campus
groups. Final recognition will oc-
cur when SAC officially approves
the constitutions as worked out by
the group with the advice of SL.
The decision was regarded by
SL leaders as a milestone in the
growth of administration faith
in the student government.
Howard Willens, '53, SL presi-
dent, commenting on the change,
said "It is only logical that the
student government should assist
in the function of coordination of
student groups by participating in
the recognition process."
The possibility of such a move
long sought by SL, had been dis-
cussed informally at irregular
intervals through the fall. it
became a reality yesterday when
the SL representatives on SAC,
Willens and Sue Popkin, '54,
. presented a brief urging adop-
tion of the revised procedure.
Three reasons were cited for the
1) The SAC has been bogged
down in small details of prelimi-
nary review, when its time might
be better spent in consideration of
problems of boarder importance to
the campus.
2) The sub-committee estab-
lished by SAC to do the bulk of
the work has performed inade-
quately, because the student mem-
bers are not ,able, owing to their
campus positions, to give this job
the time and patience it requires.
3) SL has the available person-
nel, facilities, and desire to do the
tedious work.
* * *
IBackhaut Case
Ended In SAC
The Young Republican-Bernie1
Backhaut feud was brought to an9
abrupt halt yesterday.
The Student Affairs Committee
accompanied approval of a YR
constitutional amendment allow-
ing expulsion of members with a
directive to the organization de-
claring that the amendment could
not be an ex post facto weapon
against Backhaut, controversial
Daily letter-writer.
* * *
ACCORDING to Jasper Reid,t
Grad, YR president, the groupI
will comply with the SAC ruling
and drop the proceedings whiche
had been initiated against thet
vocal Backhaut. "The decision ist
a fair one," he added.
Two minor revisions of the9
amendment were also requested byv
SAC. A three-fourths vote for ex-
pulsion was asked instead of the1
two-thirds majority proposed byJ
YR, and a seven day waiting per-
iod between the meeting where
the charges were preferred and
the trial of the recalcitrant mem-
ber was suggested.n
See BACKHAUT, Page 6 t]
Senior Ball Date t
The Senior Board announced
last night that the Senior Ball I
will be held May 29 in the Leaguev
ballroom. The band will be an-e
nounced at a later date.

Heads West
For Playoffs
Seeks To Retain
NCAA Laurels
Michigan's injury plagued hock
ey teaih, which last weeken
fought its way into a first plac
tie in the final Midwest Hocke
League standings, leaves today fo
Colorado Springs and a possibl
third straight National Collegiat
hockey title.
The fourteen man squad will de
part from in front of the Unior
at 12:30 p.m.
THIS TRIP marks the sixt
straight year that Vic Heyliger's
hockey teams have qualified foi
the NCAA championships, and
the Wolverines are shooting foi
their fourth title.
Michigan opens its portion of
the festivities Friday night, en-
gaging Boston University's Ter-
riers, one of the top teams of
the East. The Terriers, who
failed to get past the first round
in their only other appearance
in the tournament, have racked
up nineteen victories this win-
ter against only four defeats.
Minnesota, co-titlists in the
Midwest League clashes with Ren-
sselaer Polytechnic Institute in
the opening playoff game Thurs-
day evening.
* * *
THE TWO winners play Satur-
day night for the championship,
with the losers meeting for third
place honors in an afternoon con-
Although several Michigan
players are nursing bruises as a
result of the rugged Michigan
Tech series, all of them should
be ready for the opening face-
off, Friday.
Ho us eOK 's
Hawaii Bill
House yesterday approved a bill
to make. Hawaii the 49th state in
the Union.
On a roll call vote of 274-138, it
sent the measure along to the Sen-
ate. President Eisenhower favors
the legislation.
s ."
DEMOCRATIC leaders in the
House almost succeeded in sending
the bill back to committee because
it does not also provide statehood
for Alaska. Their recommital mo-
tion was defeated, however, 227-
This is the third time the
House has approved statehood
for Hawaii. Two previous bills,
calling for the admission of
both Hawaii and Alaska, died in
the Senate.
Before ,yesterday's final vote
the House agreed to cut Hawaii's
representation in the House from
two members to one. It also adopt-
ed an amendment requiring con-
gressional approval of the consti-
tution to be adopted by the Ha-
waiian state government.
A total of 177 Republicans and
97 Democrats supported the Ha-
waiian bill on passage.
Former Governor
Groesbeck Dies
DETROIT-(P)-Former Gover-
nor Alexander J. Groesbeck, 79,

three-term Republican chief exe-
cutive of Michigan, died yesterday
in a Detroit hospital of conges-
tive heart failure.
He served as governor from 1921
to 1927, his tenture marked by
vigorous activity during which he
changed the entire system of state






panel Hits
Red Probes
In Schools
Nearly 200 persons assembled at
last night's third Student Citizen-
ship program heard a panel of
four issue a concerted condemna-
tion of current Congressional in-
vestigations of Communism in the
education field.
While differing over concepts
of "academic freedom" and ac-
cepting Congress' right to inves-
tigate, panel members unanimous-
ly felt that present investigations
were falling short of their goals.
SPEAKING IN the Student Leg-
islature-sponsored discussion of
academic freedom were visiting
Prof. Henry D. Aiken of the phil-
osophy department, Prof. Jamesi
K. Pollock of the political science
department, Prof. Preston Slosson
of the history department and Al
Lowenstein, Yale law student who
was formerly president of the Na-
tional Student Association.
In the heated, often witty de-
bate, Prof. Aiken described the
present intellectual environment
of the nation as one moving to-
ward orthodoxy and a "fear of
the intellectual in general."
Prof. Slosson concurred with
Prof. Aiken in the belief that "no
university can sit by and watch
the investigation of other univer-
sities" without protest.
THOUGH Prof. Pollock felt that
current probes would not so di-
rectly affect this University, he
noted that "as a political scien-
tist, I disagree with the present
Lowenstein objected to inves-
tigators' notion that they could,
by questioning, determine who
is or is not teaching Commun-
See FACULTY, Page 6

-Daily-Don Campbell
* * .* * * * o *



!- I

Associate City Editor
HOWELL--Two giant railroad
cranes today were clearing wreck-
age of a Grand Rapids- bound
freight which piled up here early
yesterday morning, just a block
from the depot.
Thirty-eight of the 103 cars in
the Chesapeake and Ohio train
leaped from the tracks as the
freight raced through the southern
edge of the city at 7:20 a.m.
A WITNESS to the crack-up,
Station Agent Henry Branch, said
Asian Nations
Living Better
Says Costello

Rainy Night
The weather was fair outside
but for the members of Alpha
Epsilon Phi sorority it was
raining inside last night.
Slickers and boots were
donned for protection against
the "rain" coming through the
ceiling as a result of burst pipes.
No water is available anywhere
in the house with the exception
of three inches on the floor.
IHC Hits Plans
For Rent Hike
Roger Kidston, '54, East Quad
president, charged that the Board
of Governors might be breaking
faith with quad residents if they
go ahead with plans for a resi-
dence hall rent hike.
At the Inter-House Council
meeting last night, Kidston went
explained that protests were the
result of a similar rent raise made
last year without first consulting
residence hall leaders. Quad resi-
dents had been assured that such
action wouldn't be repeated.
Kidston therefore moved that
"the IHC go on record as opposing
any final action on the rate
change by the Board of Governors
until the IHC is informed as to
the need for the change."

the derailment was caused by a
broken wheel. "Just as the train
passed the depot a huge chunk of
wheel dropped off one of the cars
in the middle section," he said.
Only the center of the train was
derailed-the engine and cars at
either end of the train remained
upright and undamaged.
None of the five-man crew was
Branch estimated that the
train was travelling at 50 miles
per hour when it passed -the
Mounds of coal littered the torn
road-bed alongside the twisted
steel remains of the many coal
laden cars. Cans of orange juice
were strewn around on overturned
box car.
By noon, wrecking crews had
already begunclearing the single
track and telephone company em-
ployees were repairing the 10 util-
ity poles which were leveled by im-
* * *
RAILROAD officials said that
service along the line would prob-
Cancer Grant
Given To 'U'
The University's cancer research
program has received a $20,000
American Cancer Society Insti-
tutional Grant, Dean Albert C.
Furstenberg of the Medical School
announced yesterday.

ably be restored this afternoon.
They would make no estimate as
to the amourt of the damage.-
The scene of the wreck attract-
ed hundreds of curious spectators,
many of whom remained through-
out the afternoon watching the
cleanup. State police roped off the
area, when it became apparent
that some of the town youngsters
were carting off the cans of fruit
KU.' To Present
Bach Chorale
At Hill Friday
One of the University music
school's most involved productions,
Bach's "Passion of Our Lord Ac-
cording to St. Matthew," will be
presented at 8 p.m. Friday in Hill
Sixteen hundred students from
31 Michigan high schools, mem-
bers of the University Choir, Can-
danto Club from Ann Arbor high
school, Women's Glee Club, Uni-
versity Orchestra and Ann Arbor
Civic Orchestra will perform one
of the greatest masterpieces of
musical literature.
Prof. Maynard Klein of the
music school, coordinator of the
program will conduct 45 members
of the two orchestras and 260 Uni-
versity Choir singers on the stage.

U.S. orders
Strong Note
To Prague
Conant Protests
Border Violation
WIESBADE, Germany - (1) -
Two Communist MIG 15's roared
out of Czechoslovakia yesterday
and shot down an American F84
Thunderjet on routine patrol over
the U.S. zone of Germany, the
U.S. Air Force announced.
Another American fighter plane
escaped the chattering guns.
* * *
LT. WARREN B. Brown of Hen-
derson, Colo., emerged with only
scratches as he parachuted into a
Bavarian woods 15 miles from the
Czech frontier. His F84, an early
type of jet outclassed by the So-
viet-built MIG15s for at least three
years, crashed and burned out.
Lt. Donald C. Smith, of Marys-
ville, O., Brown's flying mate
on the patrol, flew back in the
second F84 to the Fuerstenfeld-
bruck Air Base, near Munich,
without having fired a shot.
U.S. High Commissioner James
B. Conant denounced the attack
as "a grave incident, a gross vio-
lation of the U.S. zone border by
satellite or Soviet aircraft."
THE UNITED States govern-
ment ordered the U.S. ambassador
to Prague, George Wadsworth, to
draw up in his own words "the
strongest possible protest to Czech-
oslovakia's Communist govern-
President Eisenhower's press
secretary, James C. Hagerty,
said in reply to a question that
the White House had no com-
Secretary of State Dulles, ar-
riving at WashingtonAirport from
a week-end trip to UN headquar-
ters at New York, told reporters
"We take a serious view of the
situation and have instructed our
ambassador in Prague to make the
strongest possible representation.
Meanwhile we are looking into the
situation further."
To Perform
World-famous pianist Artur Ru-
binstein, currently on his 16th con-
secutive tour of the United States,
will appear at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Audtorium.
For his fifth Ann Arbor per-
formance, Rubinstein will play
Franck's "Prelude, Choral and
Fugue"; Chopin's "Sonata in B
minor, Op. 58"; Debussy's "Pre-
lude in A minor," "Poissons d'or"
and "La Fille aux cheveux de lin."
The program will also include
Ravel's "Ondine," Villa - Lobos'
"Prole do Bebe," and Liszt's "Valse
Oubliee" and "Hungarian Rhap-
sody No. 12 in C-Sharp major."
came to America in 1906 and gave
his first Carnegie Hall concert
with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Since then he has covered
more than two million wiles and
played concerts in every country
in the world except Tibet.
Tickets for the Choral Union
concert will be on sale from 9 to
11:45 a.m. and from 1 to 4:45
p.m. daily in the Burton Tower
offices of the University Musical

Thomas Hearing
Moved to Today
A crowded municipal court
agenda forced postponement of
the examination of Benny Thomas
from yesterday to 9 a.m. today.

Asian nations are today exper-
iencing a renaissance from de-
gradation to a new and more de-
cent way of living, according to
William Costello.
The Far Eastern News Bureau
Chief for CBS said in a journalism
lecture series talk at Rackham Am-
phitheater yesterday that "Asia is
now passing through the valley of
the shadow. Asians are trying to
make up in a hurry the 150 years
that left them behind the rest of
the world."
COSTELLO said the greatest
tragedy in Asia today is the fact
that Asians want independence,
but are afraid of the consequences
with Russia in the picture.
"However, Costello said, "if
Communist attacks, the Eastern
nations will fight."
Already, he continued, Pakistan,
Afghanistan and Persia have quiet-
ly formed a confederation to "pro-
tect the soft underbelly of Asia
from Communist aggression. This-
may someday be the keystone of
Middle Eastern defense."
Israel, Costello stated, is split
by so many emotions that solution
of the problem is practically im-
7ossible at present. "In this pow-
'der keg region, both the Arabs
and Jews are doing themselves
irreparable harm," he added.
Chiang Kai-shek's army on For-
mosa isn't nearly as formidable
as the public has been led to be-
lieve, according to the newscaster.
Arts Theater Club




Local Groups Seek Legal Gambling)

Hong Kong Graduates
To Celebrate_ Birthday
As local alarm clocks begin ringing next Wednesday morning, the
University of Michigan Alumni Club of Hong Kong will begin cele-
brating the 136 anniversary of the University's founding.
The Hong Kong birthday party will start at 7 p.m. Hong Kong
time (6 a.m. Ann Arbor time). The clubs 45 members will hold a ban-
quet where Jack Y. H. Yoen, '32, president of the club, will speak.
DESPITE THE 13 hour jump on the United States, the Hong
Kong group will not be the first to celebrate the University's found-
ing. Any party held within a week of March 18 is considered official
by the University.
Bob Morgan, assistant alumni director, said this is because
Unicersity officials, administrators, faculty members and stu-
dents would be unable to meet requests for appearances if all
the celebrations were held on March 18.

The Ann Arbor Congressman,
whoapreviously had expressed re-
luctance to file such a bill, took
action after an investigation led
him to the conclusion that the
pressure of time did not permit
any other alternative.

Prosecutor Edmond F. DeVine's
crackdown on bingo and raffles in
the county has aroused leaders of
local clubs and fraternal orders to
seek nassage of a state law tn l-

force the law rigorously, accord-
ing to Frank Kildau, chairman of
the group fighting for more lib-
eral legislation.
Many of the 41 organizations

Vine other than bingo and raffles
"are against the law and must be
treated as any other form of

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