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Bias Without
A Clause
THE ACTION OF Columbia University in
setting a 1960 deadline for fraternities
to get rid of their "bias clauses" has turned
up an interesting sidelight on the fraternity
discrimination situation.
It has been revealed that a fraternity
can have a bias clause without having a
bias clause.
The Columbia resolution was aimed at
any fraternity or other social organization
"compelled by its constitution, rituals or
government to deny membership to any per-
son because of his race, color or religion."
The resolution's reference to discrimin-
atory fraternity rituals reveals a problem
that apparently has not been considered
here. Especially striking is the fact that
two of the Columbia fraternities reported
by the New Fork Times as "reluctantly
enforcing discriminatory provisions of
their national organizations" were not
known as bias clause houses here.
Presidents of the local chapters of the
two fraternities say there are no bias clauses
in their national constitutions or govern-
Inent. Yet the New York Times reports na-
tional restrictions violating the provision
against discrimination in constitution, rit-
uals or government. Assuming the fraternity
presidents are correct, the conclusion is in-
Either the New York Times is in eror,
or these fraternities have discriminatory
requirements in their rituals.
And if the statement of one of the local
fraternity president's that all fraternities
have some membership requirements in
their rituals is accepted, it would seem
that a figure of 13, or even 15 fraternities
on campus with bias clauses is an opti-
mistically small one.
Just how many fraternities may have
such "bias clauses without bias clauses" is
impossible to ascertain, because the ritual
of each fraternity, althoug written, is se-
cret. But in future discussions of the bias
clause removal problem, it is important to
keep in mind that elimination of constitu-
tional bias clauses will not mean elimination
of all written, nationally enforced discrim-
inatory provisions.
--Jon Sobeloff
Research &
PUSHING THE Michigan Memorial-Phoe-
nix project $800,000 over its campaign
goal with a grant of one million dollars last
week, the Ford Motor Company Fund made
its first substantial contribution to atomic
Earmarked for construction of a nu-
clear research reactor, a type of radio-
active "power package," the grant will
make the University the nation's leader
in the field of atomic energy research.
Combined with the existing cyclotron,
synchrotron and 10 kilocurie source of_
cobalt 60 (the most powerful in any pri-
vate installation) the University will have
unsurpassed facilities for this type of re-
Much broader in scope than research de-
signed to produce atomic weapons, the work
going on in the laboratories of the Phoenix
Project is a program of investigation, dis-
covery, education, and service in the con-
structive peacetime use of atomic energy.
The new reactor will become an integral
part of that program providing radiation
sources of all types to aid in the study of
diseases in plants and animals as well as
for more basic theoretical research.

It is highly encouraging that big indusi
try should give aid to research of this
type. Too often it has been thought that
the federal government is the logical
source of funds not only for atomic energy
development but for all other types of re-
search as well.
A survey in the New York Times late last
year reported that nearly seven million of
the $9,466,322 research total for the Univer-
sity came from the federal government, a
figure slightly less than the national aver-
age for universities and colleges. Most of
this sum went to military studies at Willow
Run and did not include the $6,500,000 Phoe-
nix Project fund which has yet not been
spent to any large extent.
A 2,300 page, 11 volume survey by the
Commission on Financing Higher Educa-
tion last year also urged stronger education-
al support from business and industry to re-
duce the necessity for the $500,000,000 aid
the national government yearly provides f r
higher education.
Following a policy designed to bring
about a needed reversal on the trend to-
ward federal aid scored in the survey,
both the atomic research project at the
University and the recently set-up Devel-
opment Council channel their fund solici-
tations toward business, industry and
Big business demonstrates by such con-
tributions to the centers of science in the
universities that it realizes responsibility for
futue devAlonment in methnd and teh-

National Security Training

WITH THE constant threat of Russian
aggression there is the paramount need
for a strong defense force in this country.
Time and force are the necessary elements
of a policy which will eventually meet the
challenge which the powerful Russian army
presents to this country and the free world.
Before Congress now is a bill for the
enforcement of the National Security
Training program. It would seem that
this program would insure the defensible
position of this country and at the same
time alleviate the burden of the draft on
the individual.
The National Security Training program
requires that all males of 18 undertake six
months of training, and correlated with this,
a period in the reserves entailing an evening
of drill once every two weeks and two weeks
of summer maneuvers.
The initial intensive training period is
intended to teach the fundamentals of op-
erating as members of a military team on
land, sea or air. This knowledge would then
be effective for service in the reserve corps.
The core of the National Security Training
program is this constantly revitalized civil-
ian reserve.
At the 18-year age level the minimum
disruption will be taking place in the youths'
lives. Pigh schooling has been completed
and work has yet to begin. Absence from
the farm, from college, from business, from
the factory or from the store for six months
would be less of an upheaval than a draft
would be. In addition there would be thIe
added advantage that a more mature group
would eventually be entering these fields.
Another great advantage of N.S.T. is
that, if the present war situation sub-
sides, the draft could eventually be elimi-
nated, as this reserve corps together with
volunteers would be sufficient.
Because the training periods could make
use of remnants of World War II goods and
outmoded products of the Korean conflict
in practice manuevers, as well as being a
testing ground for newer products, the pro-
gram would prove to be less costly than
a draft.
The transforming of the reserve corps in-
to mobile units would also be less consuming
in both time and money. And a reserve
corps would put all males on an equal basis
while the draft sometimes calls a veteran
to service again.
The National Security Training program,
formerly called UMT, was passed by Con-
gress two years ago but never enforced. Ap-
parently some Congressmen are still not
convinced that the basic concepts of a uni-
versal military training period are necessary
and desirable. They fail to see that the
18 year old is no longer a baby and that if
war should come, he would be better pre-
pared and -his life span would be lengthened.
By havipg this reserve corps, the United
States would have an adequate civil defense,
and in case of war, a defense force which
could be easily mobilized.
-Harry Strauss

Con . . .
NINE SENATORS have introduced a bill
in the present Congress to give the go
'ahead signal for the National Security
Training program which was overwhelm-
ingly okayed by Congress two years ago but
has not yet been put into operation.
National Security Training, just a soft-
ened name for Universal Military Train-
ing, would require all youths of eighteen
to undergo six months of training intend-
ed to teach them how to operate as mem-
bers of a military team. The training is
extended by two weeks of summer maneu-
ers and an evening of drill every two
weeks enabling each young man to perfect
his training, fit smoothly into his unit and
acquire the expertness he would need un-
der combat conditions.
The purpose of NST, according to mem-
bers of the NST Commission, is to eventually
eliminate the present draft program which
costs billions of dollars each year and dis-
rupts the community life of millions of
men for two year periods.
Given today's international situation,
however, ;it would be impossible to suddenly
stop the present draft program and substi-
tute a short six month period of training.
Our defense would be dangerously insecure
because of inadequate forces overseas.
The minimum upset of the normal pro-
cesses of education, industry, agriculture
and comunity life that NST offers, would
be counteracted, unfortunately, by an eight
year reserve hanging over the heads of po-
tential civilians. Under the present draft
system the two years are served, and when
concluded all ties with army life are severed.
Advocates of NST have consistently
overlooked some of the immediate and
long term implications and impracticali-
ties of such a system.
First, six months is too short for worth-
while training. It takes men in any field
more than one half year to master the oper-
ation of weapons, in fact there are many
weapons and military operations that take
six, eight or even ten years to master.
Second, the ROTC programs apparently
attract enough college men to build up an
adequate reserve of officers and allow men
to continue their education at the same
But the basic reason for questioning the
NST program is its dangerous implications,
during peace or war time. The constant
hold of the military on the lives of younx
men and the continuous process of learning
wartime techniques may have unfortunate
results and will certainly tend to create a
Spartan type atmosphere. Compulsory mili-
tary training, the united youth in uniform,
both are reminiscent of the German youth
army of 1945.
The present draft seems to be adequately
recruiting men to defend our country both
in active duty and on reserve. The initia-
tion of a National Security Training pro-
gram will indeed be a costly project that is
both unnecessary and unprecedented in Am-
erican history.
--Pat Roelofs

"You Won't Feel A Thing"
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(Continued from page 2)- ArtsrChorale and Women's Glee Club
- ______________________________________________~final rehearsal for the concert will take
7611 Haven Hall at 9:30 a.m. Chairman, fplace at 8:15 p.m. in Auditorium A, An-
M. L. Hutt gell Hall, contrary to previous an-
nouncement. Please be prompt.
Doctoral Examination for William Gilbert and Sullivan. Recording to-
Goodrich Simeral, Physics; thesis: "The n ± a7:15 in Hill Auditri.i Mav

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The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
Note fro G r. ( 'many . *least. Because this group felt
sympathetic with us, as evinced
To The Editor: by an earlier letter to the editor,
it does not logically and neces-
AS THIS school year is drawing sarily follow that such group in-
. to a close many of you stu- spired us to action. Briefly, rea-
dents are making final arrange- soning in that manner is highly
ments for European tours this illogical and pernicious.I
summer. Most of the student trav- With respect to our grievences+
elers include France, EnglandEbein "without an real founda-
Switzerland and Italy on their bing"Ithout ayralfuna-
d F erencer tion" I say Mr. Baum is unrealis-
agenda. From my experience, tic. To say that eighty and eighty-
find very few students travelingti.Tsathtegyanegt-
to Germany and Austria. five cents an hour is an adequate
and just rate of pay for our type
I have been stationed in Ger- of work in this day and age is
many for several months now and sheer folly. To prove the reason-
have seen quite a bit of this coun- ableness of the present rate of
try and highly recommend that pay Mr. Baum cites the prevalent
you European travelers include situation that "West Quad man-
Germany and Austria on your agers have been able to get help
schedule. at the wages it is willing to pay."
Germany has recovered very The quad managers, in order to
well from the war and the ac- induce people to work in the din-

commodations are very good.
During August the world famous
Bayreuth music festival featuring
the wprks of Wagner is held here,
and at the same time in Austria
you have the Salzburg music fes-
tival. The larger cities of Frank-
futt and Munich offer excellent
points of interest. The Bavarian

ing rooms, have offered high
school girls not only eighty cents
an hour but a free dinner,; which
ordinarily would approximate one
dollar and twenty cents in cost.
If the quad managers could get
the girls at the present rate of
pay, there would be little need to
offer them the meal inducement.

Infrared Absorption Spectra of Dia-
mond, Silicon, and Germanium,"
Thurs., May 14, 2036 Radall, Labora-
tory, at 1 p.n. Chairmtn, G.B.B.M.
Doctoral Examination for Gordon
Wieland Ballmer, Zoology; thesis: "The
Microdistribution of Some Proteolytic
Enzymes in the Gastric Mucosa of Sev-
eral American Turtles," Thurs., May 14,
2089 Natural Science Building, at 1:30
p.m. Chairman, A. E. Woodward.
Doctoral Examination for Makid
Murayama, Bacteriology; thesis: "A
Study of the Aenosinetriphosphatase
Activity of Leucocyte Nuclei Free Hom-
ogenates of the Guinea Pig and the
Rat," Thurs., May 14, 1564 East Medi-
cal Building, at 2 p.m. Chairman, W. J.
Doctoral Examination for Keith Lawr-
ence Maxwell, Speech; thesis: "A Com-
parison of Certain Motor Performances
of Normal and Speech Defective Chil-
dren, Ages Seven, Eight, and Nine
Years," Thurs., May 14, Room 301, 1007
East Huron, at 2 p.m. Chairman H. H.
Doctoral Examination for Alexander
Ross, Chemistry; thesis: "The Relative
Stabilities of cis-trans Isomers of Fused
Ring Systems Containing Angular Me-
thyl Groups," Thurs., May 14, 3003
Chemistry Building, at 2:30 p.m. Chair-
man, P. A. S. Smith.
Doctoral Examination for Albert
Harry Cohen, Business Administration;
thesis: "Long-Term Net Leasing Prac-
tice-Problems of Taxation, Finance,
and Accounting," Thurs., May 14, 816
Business Administration Building, at
4:30 p.m. Chairman, W. A. Paton.
Doctoral Examination for Rober Gor-
don Shedd. English Language and
Literature; thesis: "The Measure For
Measure of Shapespeare's 1604 Audi-
ence," Thurs., May 14, West Council
Room, Rackham Building, at 7:15 p.m.
Chairman, G. B. .Harrison.
Sociology Colloquium. Kenneth E.
Boulding of the Economics Department
will speak on "The Contributions of
Economics to Other Sciences" on Wed.,
May 13, 4:10 p.m., in the West Lecture
RoomMezzaine Floor, Rackham Build-
ing. Everyone welcome.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar. Pro-
fessor W. W. Hagerty will speak "On the
Decay of Secondary Motion in a Round
Pipe," ,t3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May
13, in 101 West Engineering Building.
Course 402, the Interdisciplinary Sem-
inar in the Applications of Mathematics
to the Social Sciences, will meet on
Thurs., May 14 at 4 in 407 Mason Hall.
Dr. Robert Bush, of the Laboratory of
Social Relations, Harvard University,
will speak on "Some Further Develop-
ments of t Mathematics Model for
Seminar In Applied Mathematics will
meet Thurs., May 14, at 4 in 247 West
Engineering. Speaker: Professor C. L.
SDoph. Topic: On the complex egen-
value problem on second order differen-
tial equations.
Outdoor BanCcertCancelled. The
concert by the Wolverine Band, George
Cavender, conductor, previously an-
nounced for 7:15 this evening on the
Rackhamsteps, has been cancelled. The
group wljoin with the regular Sym-
phony Band for the concert on May 26.
Carillon Recital, 7:15 Thursday eve-
ning, May 14, by Professor Percival Price,
University Carillonneur: Preludio Cou
Cou by van den Gheyn, four pieces from
piano repertory by Schumann, Scriabin,
Satie, and Cassel ;Professor Price's
d Variations for Carillon on an Air for
Bells by Sibelius, three ballads, and
selections from operas Orpheus, Der
Freischutz, Damnation of Faust, and
Boris Godunov. -
Arts Chorale, University Women's Glee
Club and Choir, and Bach Choir, con-
ducted by Maynard Klein, will present
a spring concert at 8:30 Thursday eve-
ning, May 14, in Hill Auditorium, with
Dolores Lowry, soprano, and baritones
Robert Kerns and Robert Moore, as
soloists. Marilyn Mason Brown, organ-
ist, and Margaret Milks, harpist, will
assist, with Gwendolyn Williamson,
Lorraine Semnoski, and Justine Votyp-
ka, accompanists. The prgram will in-
clude works by. Mozart, Lotti, Gaul,
Faure, and Brahms, and will be open
to the general public without charge.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pi-
erre Monteux conducting, will give the
10th concert in the Choral Union Se-
ries, Tues., May 19, at 8:30 o'clock, in
Hill Auditorium. Mr. Monteux will lead
the orchestra in the following pro-
gram: Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D
major; Creston Symphony No. 2; Stra-
vinsky's Suite from the Ballet, "L'Oi-

seau de Feu"; and Strauss' Suite from
"Der Rosenkavalier."
A very limited number of tickets at
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50 or $3.00 are still avail-
able at the offices of the University
Musical Society, in Burton Memorial
Events Today
Senior Board meeting for the Class
of '53 and '54 will be at 7:15 p.m.,
League. This will be the last meeting
for the Senior Board of '53. Please be
is designed to prevent cramming
Admittedly a good general review
over a period of a week or so is a
better method, but there are very
few of us who do not have term
papers due in these closing weeks
of the semester. Now we won't
even have time to cram!
I will not find it very surprising
if a good number of students suf-
fer a drop in their point aver-
age this semester. For some stu-
dents this might not be too seri-
ous a matter, but stop and think

have to use the back entrance,
Literary College Conference. Steering
Committee meeting, 3 p.m., 1010 An-
gell Hall.
Sigma Xi Fiftieth Anniversary Meet-
ing. Dinner meeting open to mem-
bers and their guests. Address by
President Harlan Hatcher; "Biolumi-
nescence," Dr. E. Newton Harvey, Hen-
ry Fairfield Osborn Professor of
Physiology, Princeton University, 6.30
p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom.
Delta sigma Pi, professional Busi-
ness Administration fraternity, is spon-
soring a lecture by Sheldon F. Hall,
Vice President and Secretary of the
Burroughs Adding Machine Company,
on "Sales Forecasts," 131 Business Ad-
ministration Building. Refreshments in
the student loungeafter the talk.
Russlky Chorus. There will be a meet-
ing of the Russky Chorus today, ninth
floor of the Bell Tower, at 7:30. Plans
for the International Ball will be made.
All members please attend.
Wesley Foundation. Morning Matin
Wed., May 13, 7:30-7:50. Refresher tea
from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Congregational Disciples Guild. Dis-
cussion on "Christianity and the Major
Academic Disciplines," 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Pershing Rifles. Mandatory meeting
for all actives and pledges at 1925 hrs.
in the Rifle Ranige. Do not bring gym
shoes unless the weather is bad.
Coming Events
American Society for Public Admin-
istration Social Seminar. Mr. Fritz Mor-
stein Marx, Bureau of the Budget, will
speak on "Legislative-Executive Rela-
tionships in Budgeting," Thurs., May
14, 7:30 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Building. The seminar will
be followed by an informal coffee hour.
Menbers and all interested persons are
Kappa Phi. Picnic at 2011, Washtenaw
Thursday at 5:15. You may meet at the
Methodist Church at that time if you
need transportation.
American Chemical Society Lecture.
Thurs., May 14, 8 p.m., 1300 Chemistry
Building, Dr. J. P. Greenstein, National
Cancer Institute, will speak on "Some
Problems in the Chemistry of Cancer."
U. of M. Chapter of the Atlantic
Union Committee. The "Bricker Amend-
ment" to the U.S. Constitution will be
discussed by Professors W. W. Bishop,
Jr., Lawrence Preuss, and Preston, Slos-
son in Angell Hall Auditorium C at 4
p.m., Thurs., May 14.
Christian Science Organization. Tes-
timonial meeting at 7:30, Thurs., May
14, Fireside Room, Lane Hall.
The I Hop Committee will meet on
Thursday at the League at 3:30 p.m.
International Center Weekly Tea for
foreign students 'an American friends
from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thurs., May 14.
La Petite Causette will meet tomorrow
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the North Caf-
eteria , Union. All interested students
Industrial Relations Club will pre-
sent Mr. John C. McCurry, Secretary and
General Manager of the Michigan Man-
ufacturer's Association, who will speak
on "American Management Looks at
Labor," Thurs., May 14, 8 p.m., 164 Busi-
ness Administration Building. Business
meeting of the Club at 7:30 p.m. in the
same room; officers for next fall will
be elected. All Club members as well
as other interested students and faculty
members are cordially invited.
International Committee of the Stu-
dent Legislature will meet Thurs., May
14, 3:10 p.m., Conference Room, Wom-
en's League. All those interested are
invited to attend.
Society for Peaceful Alternatives.
Meeting May 14, 7:30 p.m., Michigan
Union. Sender Garin, Associate Edi-
tor, New World Review, will speak on
"Can the United States and the
U.S.S.R. Live Together in Peace?" Ev-
eryone is invited.





Washington Merry-Go-Round

Alps, Garmish and Beuchesgarten I might add in closing, Mr.
are as scenic a place as you will Baum, that the strikers of the
find in Europe. I West .Quadrangle are just as red-
The Rhine River area, around blooded and true Americans as
Wiesbaden, where I am presently anyone else. The student em-
stationed, is another beautiful ployees partaking in the walkout
spot. Travel throughout the West- did so with forseeable hopes of
ern Zone is excellent and within i success. We entered with our
a few hours you can, by train, hearts, the most, the all that
cover the zone from one end to could have been given.
another. i --Richard Schmude '53 LSA
Prices are very low here and
German cameras and watches sell Bronze '1'

WASHINGTON-While most of the na.
tion has been worried about Indochina,
Korea and Europe, the State Department
has been exchanging frantic cables with the
British Foreign Office over the surge of
Communism in the Caribbean-just across
from the Panama Canal.
Both American and British authorities
were stunned by the Communist sweep in
British Guiana's recent elections. The
Reds, parading under the banner of the
Peoples' Progressive Party, won 18 out of
24 seats in the House of Assembly.
This means the Communists are in com-
plete control of the Legislature and will
have a major voice in running this British
crown colony.
The only way to prevent Communist
control would be to take away the peo-
ples' new political independence and re-
store the full authoritarian power of the
British governor. However, the British
fear this would boomerang and drive even
more natives into Communist arms.
What worries officials even more, how-
ever, is that Communism may be spreading
throughout the British West Indies, threat-
ening the vital American life line through
the Panama Canal. The United States is
now maintaining an air base in British Gui-
ana itself, though the base has been re-
duced to' housekeeping status.
YOU CAN write it down as certain that
the Democrats will split seriously with
Eisenhower for the first time over his dras-
tically reduced defense budget. The issue
will be drawn on the argument that Ike is
endangering national safety.
Here are some of the facts which are
sure to come up during public debate
and backstage huddles over defense re-
1. The Soviet, despite talk about peace,
hasn't reduced its defense budget by one
plugged ruble.
2. A little over a year ago, Eisenhower him-
self, then NATO Commander, was calling
for 120 European divisions. Now we're set-

sorbing all of the budget cut, namely $5.1
billions. Yet air power is absolutely essen-
tial to push-button war.
ANOTHER FACT difficult to overlook is
that just three months ago, John Fos-
ter Dulles was in Europe rapping European
nations over the knuckles for failure to raise
75 land army divisions this year. At the time
Dulles was scolding European foreign min-
isters the United States had exactly the
same atomic weapons that it has today.
Furthermore when General Eisenhower
was demanding that Europe raise 120
divisions one year ago, the United States
also had about the same atomic weapons
it has today.
Yet in the short period that has elapsed,
and with no important change in our ato-
mic strength, we are suddenly relying on
push-button war - though simultaneously
decreasing the air arm which wages push-
button war.
Simultaneously, Russia has 175 army di-
visions, the satellites have 75 additional di-
visions, and the Soviet is employing one
million men in atomic, guided missile and
other weapon eperiments. In comparison the
West has a little over 50 divisions in Europe.
In brief, the Eisenhower administration
appears to be relying not on a genuine
plan for push-button war, but on a poli-
tical promise to reduce the. budget and
Another disturbing change of defense
strategy is Charles E. Wilson's switch of
defense orders from a wide variety of fac-
tories to big U.S. factories.
Secretary of Defense*Wilson proposes that
defense orders now be concentrated in a
few big factories on the ground that their
production will be more efficient and less
However, the basic defense plan of Ex-
Secretary of Defense Lovett was to scatter
defense orders among many factories for
the purpose of getting them tooled up ant)
ready to produce munitions in a hurry-if
and when war hrnke For in wartime. a na-

for at least one half American
prices. The people, the arts, and
the scenery all add up to make,
Germany an excellent tourist place
both from an educational and
recreational point of view.
PFC Harvey Gordon, '52BAd.
,, * *
Lxtortioni *. *
To the Editor:
WOULD LIKE to take this op-
portunity to register a protest
against the extortion being prac-
ticed by the Butterfield Theaters
Corporation. Within the last
week three well advertised sup-
posedly good pictures have come
to Ann Arbor. The admission
prices for "Salome," "Limelight,"
and "Moulin Rouge" were increas-
ed by $.30 per ticket.
This seems to me to be grossly
unfair to the student body and to
the public in general. As long as
the run of the mill picture is play-
ing, regular prices are charged.
But let- anything that promises to
be good come along and up go the
prices. Of course, once in a
while a good movie manages to
slip by, but that is the exception
rather than the rule.I
I realize fully that this protest
will be futile and in vain, but nev-
ertheless, I feel that this last out-
rage warrants some attention.
-Norman C. Thomas
*' * *
No Foreign Plot . .
To The Editor:
AFTER READING the impudent
letter to the editor of May 7
entitled "Biting the Hand," Mr.
,;arl Baum, in my opinion, pre-
sented an unrealistic, distorted
picture with regards to the student
employee controversy in the din-
ing rooms of the residence halls.
To say that the West Quad stu-
dent employee controversy was

To the Editor:
THE NEW bronze 'M' on the Di-
ag is a most impressive sight
but couldn't the Class of '53 have
invested our money in some more
useful and constructive direction?
I will agree that it is a satisfying
experience for an alumnus to
come back to his Alma Mater in
ten years and be able to say, "This
is what my class gave!" but I think
that it might be much more sat-
isfying to have one's class remem-
bered by something other than a
stone and bronze memorial on
which "Freshmen fear to tread."
A new tennis court, a set of books
for the library or a scholarship
fund would certainly be a more
worthwhile investment, and would
mean much more to those remain-
ing at the University.
The campus has enough stone
benches, rocks and other memor-
ials to the alumni. Isn't it about
time that senior classes become . a
little more practical in their
-Eva S. Vichules
* * *
Exam Schedule .
To the Editor:
SEVERAL DAYS ago a letter by
Betty. Prescott appeared in
The Daily protesting the new
"progressive" exam schedule, de-
signed to make graduation more
significant to the seniors. Per-
haps this change in schedule was
a wise move from the administra-
tion's point of view, but I don't
believe it made a single member
of the student body, including the
seniors, the least bit happier.
Instead it created real hardship
for a great number of students. I
have talked to a number of class-
mates who have expressed strong
dissatisfaction over the proposed
schedule. They all seem to have




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