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VOL. LXIV, No. 39 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1953

SIX PAGES

No SL Radulovich Stand

-Daily-Malcolm Shatz.
INSIDE THIS HOUSE-SOCIOLOGISTS TO STUDY GROUP
SocologIsts To Experiment
At Oxford House In Spring

A chance to live "just about any
way they want to, within limits"
plus a $100 gift will go to each
of 14 University students next
semester.
The students will live in Oxford
House, former home of Kappa Nu
fraternity, and will make demo-
cratic decisions about how the
house should be run, as part of a
sociological study being carried
out under a $24,500 national foun-
dation grant.
COMPLETE cooking and dining
facilities are available for the study
participants in the comfortable
white home at 805 Oxford.
Next semester's student oc-
cupants of Oxford House must
be single, undergraduate men
with at least a 2.5 scholastic
average.
According to 'Prof. Theodore M.
Newcomb, chairman of the doc-
toral program in social psychology
and director of the study, the 14
men will put in three to five hours
a week answering questionnaires,
being interviewed and taking part
in group discussions as their con-
tribution to the study.
* * *
THE RESEARCHERS intend to
avoid either studying an artificial,
short-term, laboratory group or
making a one-shot opinion poll
More Political
Interest Urged
By Bromage
"Politics should be regarded
as one of the highest arts, and
practiced by all," according to
Prof. Arthur Bromage of the po-
litical science department, who
last night addressed members of
the campus League of Women
! Voters.
"Too many of the citizens who
could definitely make worthwhile
t contributions to local political ad-
ministrations remain on the side-
lines instead, merely because they
' entertain the fallacy that govern-
ment should be left to the profes-
sional politicians," Prof. Bromage
said.
New officers elected for the se-
mester are: president, Sarah
Greek, '55Ed; vice-president, Vir-
ginia Abbey, '55; secretary-treas-
urer, Margaret Conn, '54.
Vulcans Call
Eight Members
Mighty Vulcan, holding court in
his forge Mt. Aetna, sat embittered

of a "natural" group, to find out
more about theoretical concepts.
So they will set up a continu-
ing group panel in Oxford House
to find out what a student group
thinks about issues of general
interest to it.
The researchprs will get their
information from the interviews,
discussions and questionnaires-
"therewon't be any snooping."
Prof. Newcomb added, "We don't
want personal information about
the men. We are interested in
them as members of a group.
THE PROJECT will continue for
two years, with a new group of
students each semester, and will
result in a research monograph,
which will probably be "dry as
dust."
The students taking part in
the study will be able to keep
costs to a minimumh by coopera-
tive sharing of household and
kitchen jobs.
They will be free to arrange and
manage the household any way
they want to "within University
rules," Prof. Newcomb explained.
Rent at the house will be $125.00
for the semester, roughly compar-
able to residence hall rates.
Also living in the house will be
research assistants Nick Dram-
barean and Joe McGrath, and
Mrs. McGrath, project secretary.;
Application for the $100 Ox-
ford House Awards may be ob-
tained from Mrs. Esther C. Griffin,
at the Student Affairs Office, 1020
Administration Bldg.
The applications must be sub-
mitted by Dec. 1 to Mrs. McGrath
at 5631 Haven Hall.
Consideratin nwill be given to
financial need in granting the
awards, Prof. Newcomb said.

Legislature
votes Down
Neary Motion
Adverse Decision
Surprise Action
By ARLENE LISS
Student Legislature last night
in a 17 to 11 decision voted
against taking a stand on the Air
Force proceedings in the case of
Lt. Milo Radulovich.
SL President Bob Neary, '54, was
the author of the defeated motion
censuring the Air Force and stat-
ing, "guilt is personal . . . the
theory used in judging Radulovich
a doubtful security risk because of
family relations is not a valid ba-
sis for passing judgment in a dem-
ocracy and hopes that a review of
the criteria used by the Defense
Department will be made."
** *
THE FINAL motion after two
previous debates, it was a sub-
stitute for the original proposal
by Leah Marks, '55L.
During the heated debate,
Neary delivered a plea for his
motion saying that such pro-
ceedings were "destroying the
individual" and claiming that
the theory of "guilt by relation"
was "hogwash."
Objections raised against the
motion were the strong phrasing,
that technically no "guilt" was in-
volved, and as expressed by Ned
Simon, '55, and Janet Netzer, '54,
the fact that family relations
could be considered a security risk.
The adverse decision came as a
surprise to many of the campus
legislators who prior to the discus-
sion had considered the chances of
approval favorable. After the
meeting, Neary expressed his dis-
satisfaction with the vote saying
it would be a very poor reflection
on SL. It was also rumored he
might resign over the issue or not
stand for re-election.
Earlier the Legislature heard a,
report by Hank Berliner, '56, on
the University Committee study-;
ing registration. Berliner report-
ed the committee was dissatisfied
with the present system and was
considering alternate proposals.
One suggestion under serious con-
sideration is a pre-registration
system whereby all signing up for
classes would be done the semester
before.
Other proposals to facilitate
registration were pre - punched
IBM cards, tighter control and
greater co-ordination, and pre-
serving priority rights.-
Nancy Doubleday, '55Ed, was ap-1
pointed chairman of the Travel1
Directory Committee and Gordon;
Jacobs, '57, was elected SL repre-
sentative to the. Ann Arbor City
Council. It was also announced
that Paula Levin, '55, was appoint-
ed chairman of the Student Af-
fairs Committee of the Regional
Executive Council of the National
Student Association.

World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
Communist Aims. .
DETROIT - Documents out-
lining the revolutionary aims of
the Communist Party were intro-
duced yesterday in the Federal
Court conspiracy trial of six lyich-
igan Communists despite strong
defense objections.
* * *
Nobel Prizes . .
STOCKHOLM - Dr. Hermann
Staudinger, German chemist,
whose research in giant molecules
paved the way for industrial pro-
duction of synthetic commodities,
won the $33,840 Nobel prize in
chemistry yesterday.
Prof. Frits Zernike, of the Neth-
erlands, won the $33,840 physics
prize for his development of a
"phase contrast" microscope.
Korean Recess ...
PANMUNJOM - The Allies
yesterday proposed an indefinite
recess in the deadlocked prelim-
inary Korean peace talks while
two advisers from each side try
to settle the dispute over the
agenda.
Prison Camp Site .*.
MARQUETTE - A new Manis-
tee County site for Michigan's
tenth conservation - prison camp
was approved by the State Correc-
tions Commission yesterday pro-
vided no local objections arise.
Construction will begin if the
site is approved at public meetings
to be held at Kaleva and Cope-*
mish, the two nearest towns.
Prof, Haber
To Participate
In NY Meeting
By JANE HOWARD
Flying to New York this after-
noon, Prof. William Haber of the
economics department anticipates
two days "in a fabulous, 95-room
house atop the Ramapo Moun-
tains," where he and 75 other
prominent national figures will
gather for the third American
Assembly.
Initiated by President Eisen-
hower during his term as Colum-
bia University's head, the Assem-
bly invites experts from every di-
vision of society to the Harriman,
N.Y., campus f Columbia.
* * .
TOPIC FOR the Assembly's cur-
rent two-day session is "Economic
Security in America." According
to Prof. Haber "this topiccshows
that we're very security-conscious,
since the Assembly has picked it
even in th midst of full employ-
ment."
A release from the Assembly
describes this meeting as one
based on "an appraisal of the
economic progress made from
1900 to 1953. It asks, "What have
we paid for? What security have
we got? Can we do better?"
After extensive discussions of
these questions and a wide variety
of issues related to social security,
the participants are expected to
arrive at some constructive con-
clusions, reflecting general Ameri-
can thought on the problems.
Haber was invited to participate
in this and in the previous two
American Assemblies through his
service as Chairman of the Fed-
eral Advisory Council on Employ-
ment and member of the Advisory
Council on Social Security to the
Senate Finance Committee, which
drafted the present Social Secur-

ity Act.
Three Quad Radio
Stations Combine
WBQN is out of business.
So are KVSQ and WQRS.
Beginning today, all three quad
radio stations will be known as

Cartoonists
Gargoyle is sponsoring a
drawing contest.
Any student may enter by
drawing a cartoon on a sheet
of white paper no larger than
eight by 11 inches and submit-
ting it either by mail or in
person by Nov. 12 to the Gar-
goyle offices, Student Publica-
tions Bldg.
First prize will be a date with
the Mona Lisa.
Trophy Fate
Still in Doubt
According to athletic officials at
the University and at Michigan
State College, no further action
was taken yesterday toward a pro-
posed trophy which would be sym-
bolic of the rivalry between the
two schools.
Reports from Governor G.
Mennen Williams' office indi-
cate that there is some disturb-
ance over the delay in deciding
the fate of the Governor's tro-
phy proposal.
According to members of the
Michigan State News, official MSC
newspaper, athletic officials from
both schools will meet again to-
day to discuss the issue.
The trophy proposal was fav-
ored by a majority of University
students questioned in an unoffi-
cial poll early this week. Board
in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics members, however, have not
indicated their opinions on the
matter.
Creation of the trophy, which
would feature a. map of Michigan
with a figure of Paul Bunyan sup-
erimposed on it, was proposed by
Gov. Williams last month.
Student sentiment on the MSC
campus has been "only lukewarm
to indifferent" to the trophy, ac-
cording to Phil Gunby, managing
editor of the Michigan State News,
although no poll of student opin-
ion has been taken there on the
subject.
Cancels Talk
Roy Campbell, international-
ly known poet slated to give
a reading of his poetry here
today. has been forced to can-
cel hi% Ann Arbor appearance,
members of the English de-
partment reported.
A wire from Campbell was
received yesterday stating that
because of difficulty in obtain-
ing a visa, he has had to post-
pone many scheduled appear-
ances throughout the country.
Press Chief
Raps Lawyers
H. F. Bailey, president of the
Michigan Press Association, yes-
terday criticized attorneys for!
their lack of knowledge of how
newspapers operate and their re-
lationship with the press.
The lawyers were gathered at
an Ann Arbor meeting of the Mid-
west Institute on Public Relations
for the Bar.

-Daily-Chuck Kelsey,
CHECKING A CURCUIT ON MICHIGAN'S DIGITAL COMPUTER
MIDAC Answers Math
Problems in No Time

By JON SOBELOFF
"Now let's see," mused the
mathematics professor,rubbing
his hands, "this problem ought to
take my students about 150 hours
on their calculating machines.
What are the prime factors of
4,465,791?" Ia asked. And he had
his answer in just 15 seconds.
* : *
HOWEVER, the professor had
an unusual "pupil." Nicknamed
MIDAC, the machine that came
up with his answer can solve a
problem as quickly as 40,000 men
working with ordinary calculating
machines.
The Michigan Digital Auto-
matic Computer gave the prime
factors (33, 237 and 571) to an
interested audience of about 50
faculty members from several
departments attending a MI-
DAC demonstration last night
at the University's Willow Run
Research center.
John W. ,Carr, director of the
digital computation department of
the research center, presented a
brief ,chalk talk on the amazing
abilities of the automatic machine
before the demonstration that in-
cluded the prime factor problem.
Carr explained the factor prob-
lem had no real use, but gave his
audience some ideas on how the
machine might be employed in
research in the physical, natural
or social sciences.
The machine takes coded in-

Three Students Named
To Serve on Special
SAC Study Committee

structions and numbers, stores
them in a "memory" section, op-
erates them arithmetically, per-
forming 1,000 additions per sec-
ond, and turns out the answer on
an electric typewriter.
The binary system of numbers,
needing only two digits, is used
by the machine, with an electric
Fulse representing the digit 1
and the absence of the pulse the
digit 0. One is 1, two is 10, three
is 11, four is 100 and nine is 1001
in the system.,/
In the machine's rare leisure
hours, it may compete at check-
ers with five similar machines at
universities throughout the coun-
try for the inter-collegiate digital
computer checker championship.
A trophy has not yet been estab-
lished, Carr said.
Porter To Lecture
At SDA Meeting
"When we lose our freedom, we
lose our poetry."
This is the opinion of Katherine
Anne Porter, visiting professor of
English, who will lecture on "Aca-
demic Freedom" at a meeting of
Students for Democratic Action at
7:30 p.m. today in the Union.
All students and faculty mem-
bers are welcome, according to
SDA President Dave Kornbluh, '54.

Membershi
Investigation
On Agenda
Laing To Chair
New Study Group
By HARRY LUNN
Daily Managing Editor
Three former student members
of the Student Affairs Committee
have been named to the special
committee studying SAC compo-
sition, University President Har-
lan H. Hatcher revealed yesterday
in announcing appointments to
the committee.
Empowered to investigate mem-
bership and functions of the pow-
erful SAC, the study group will be
chaired by Prof. Lionel H. Laing
of. the political science depart-
ment. It will report its recommen-
dations to President Hatcher by
April 1.
* * *
SUE POPKIN, '54Ed., Pete Lard-
ner, '54E, and Al Blumrosen, '53L,
will be the SAC alumni student
members of the committee.
Five faculty members, all for-
mer SAC representatives, were
also named to the group.
Besides Prof. Laing they In-
clude Prof. W. Earl Britton of the
engineering college English de-
partment; Assistant Dean of the
engineering college Walter J. Em-
mons; Prof. Kenneth L. Jones,
chairman of the botany depart-
ment, and Dean of the music
school Earl V. Moore.
In conducting its study and for-
mulating recommendations, the
committee will give special consid-
eration to insure adequate repre-
sentation of all pertinent points
of view within the University com-
munity, President Hatcher said in
a letter announcing formation of
the group.
Representatives from all parts
of the University will be invited
to its meetings.and the committee
will welcome anyone who may
have a serious interest in its as-
signment, he added.
THE STUDY committee was
first announced three weeks ago in
a letter from President Hatcher to
the SAC. At that time no former
student members were included.
Last week SAC unanimously
endorsed the concept of student
representation in an informal
poll, and several student mem-
bers along with acting Dean of
Students Walter B. Rea met
with Assistant to the President
Erich A. Walter to discuss in-
clusion of former SAC student
representatives.
Walter in turn met with Presi-
dent Hatcher who agreed to the
proposal and added three student
members to what was a five mem-
ber faculty group.
Present SAC student members
had pressed for the proposal be-
lieving that a body. studying.a
student-faculty committee should
logically include. students as well
as faculty members.
THE THREE appointees have
an extensive background in stu-
dent activities.
Blumrosen, now a University
alumnus, was city editor of The
Daily, participated in varsity de-
bate, the Men's Judiciary Coun-
cil, the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People, the Young Democrats
and was a Case Club finalist.
A member of Sigma Alpha Mu

bership in Coif Michigamua, Pi
Sigma Alpha and Sigma Delta Chi
honorary societies.

ANN ARBOR PREMIERE:

BIAS CLAUSE REMOVAL:
SL Candidates Oppose
iscrtimination Action
(EDITOR'S N'OTE: This is the third in a series on campaign issues
involved in next week's Student Legislature elections.)
Concerning the much-batted around question of fraternity bias
clause removal,'an overwhelming majority of the 35 student candi-
dates in the running felt that the Legislature should not try again
to pass a motion setting a time-limit on clause removal.
Many of those rejecting the proposal qualified their remarks with
the suggestion that the problem rests with the individual fraternity,
national organizations or the local Inter-Fraternity Council.
ONLY SEVEN candidates were in favor of SL action on the issue.
Previous action by the Legislature included a time-limit
clause removal plan passed two years ago, but vetoed by former
President Alexander G. Ruthven May 29, 1951 on the grounds
that is was a violation of the property rights of fraternities.
In February, 1952, the Legislature okayed a resolution requiring

G&S To Present 'Patience' Today
The first performance of the
Gilbert and Sullivan Society's
"Patience" will be presented at
8 p.m. today in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theaterm
},, =The comic. oper a concerns the
trials and tribulations of true and
noble love. Patience, the heroine,
is the village milkmaid sought af-
ter by two poets, the one fat and
ugly and the other young and
handsome who is eventual winner
of the young maiden's hand.
The operetta is mainly a satir-
zation of the idyllic poet, with
added spoof as to the reasons a
maid chooses her fiancee. The
heroine feels that marriage entails
r'? $a sacrifice on her part, and thus!
- at first chooses Reginald the
"fleshy poet" but finally true love

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