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VOL. LXIV, No. 44

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1953

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Regents Ask
$21,688,000
For '54-'55
Seek $3,000,000
Over This Year
By PAT ROELOFS
University Regents are request-
mg $22,665,000 in University op-
erating and research funds from
the State Legislature for the 1954-
55 fiscal year.
The appropriation sought is
$2,892,000 more than the Legis-
lature granted the University for
the current year.
* * *
REQUESTS, including $21,688,-
000 for operating funds, and an
additional $977,000 to be used for
"research and service in the utili-
zation of human resources" have
been sent to Lansing for consid-
eration by the Department of Ad-
ministration and the Legislature.
The operations sum would be
combined with $5,824,800, the
estimated income from an ex-
pected student enrollment of
18,500 to finance a General
Funds budget of $27,512,800
which the Regents have already
planned for the coming fiscal
year.
University plans to make ad-
justments in wages because of ris-
ing living costs and an antici-
pated 8.8 per cent enrollment in-
crease are major factors figuring
in the expanded request.
Salary increases to selected staff
and faculty members on a merit
basis amount to $866,000 in the
request.
d Costs of educating 50 more stu-
dents in the medical school ac-
count for $150,000 in the sum ask-,
ed by the University. '
Medical funds allowing persons
with unusual diseases to be kept
at the University Hospital without
cost to them, and sums for dental
school, public health school and
the Institute for Human Adjust-
ment make up the $977,000 re-
search and human resources ap-
propriation request to be studied
by the Legislature.
Trial Reveals
5Red. Policies
DETROIT-(')-A key govern-
ment witness in the conspiracy
trial of six Michigan Communists
yesterday said the American Com-
munist Party, following its re-es-
tablishment in 1945, adopted com-
pletely the revolutionary teach-
ings of Marx and Lenin.
John Lautner, a 51 year old
former Communist party officer,
told a Federal Court jury of his
activities as an instructor in Com-
munist Party training schools in
New York from 1945 to 1949.
LAUTNER, the first government
witness to appear against the de-
fendants, said he was instructed
' to teach the revolutionary prin-
ciples of Marx and Lenin to party
classes in New York.
"I was instructed to teach
that a change from capitalism
to Communism would be impos-
sible without a Communist Par-
ty to provide leadership to the
revolution by the proletariat,"
Lautner said.
"He related how he tapight
classes to workers in the baking,
plumbing, and painting industry
in 1946.
Lautner said he served as a
member of the party's New York

disciplinary board in 1948 and as
a member of the party's National
Review and Cadre Commission
disciplinary section in 1950 short-
ly before he abandoned Commu-
nism.
Another of the defendants, DDen-
nis, said the testimony offered by
the former Comnmunist was an at-
tempt by the government at "guilt
by association."
Brownell To Ask
Witness Immunity

IFCAdopts New
Inspection Rule
By-Law Aims To Aid Cooperation
With 'U' Health, Safety Inspector
By JON SOBELOFF
Forestalling any possible University intervention, the Fraternity
House Presidents'.meeting last night adopted a new IFC by-law aimed
at giving positive cooperation to University health and safety inspector
Harold Dunstan.
The by-law requires each campus fraternity to file a written re-
port with the IFC on what it has done about any unsafe or unsani-
tary conditions in its house within 30 days after Dunstan reports the
potential trouble spots.
* s * *
INTERFRATERNITY Council executive vice-president John Bai-
ty, '55, said the by-law implied that if a fraternity failed to take action
w on Dunstan's recommendations,
the IFC executive council could
do "whatever is necessary to en-
force compliance."
The positive fraternity action
was taken by a vote of 34-2.
Opposing the action, Pi Lambda
Phi president Stuart Mittenthal,
Ex-President 154BAd, claimed the by-law over-
steppedIFC's authority by "telling
the houses what to do."
WASHINGTON-(oP)-A House Mittenthal added he felt "ad-
vice" from the IFC would be al-
committee yesterday formally or- right, and said, "In our house, we
dered former President Truman let the individual live up to his
and two members of his Cabinet own standards-if he wants to
to appear as witnesses in its probe live in a pig pen, that's OK."
of the late Harrv Dexter White's * * *

controversial promotion.
Staff members for the House
Un-American Activities Commit'-
'tee served the subpoenas on Tru-
man in New York; on Supreme
Court Justice Tom C. Clark in his
court law offices; and on Gov.
James F. Byrnes, of South Caro-
lina in Charleston, S. C.
* * * .
ANOTHER summons was serv-
ed, by the Senate internal secur-
ity subcommittee, on T. Lamar
Caudle, who had worked under
Clark.
And out of the papers former
Communist agent Whittaker
Chambers once hid in a pumpkin,
the committee produced copies of
documents certified by an expert
to be in White's handwriting.
Chambers testified in 1948 that
White fed him secret information
for use of a Soviet spy ring. The
documents given out by the com-
mittee yesterday were notes on
intimate government affairs.
White denied under oath that
he was guilty of espionage and
died suddenly a few days later.

THE OTHER opposing vote was
cast by Chi Psi President Ted Lait-
ner, '53E, who argued that the
fraternities should be sure the
University was likely to step into
the inspection situation before
"jeopardizing ourselves with a 30
day time limit."
The view of the vast majority
of the presidents, however, was
expressed by Kappa Sigma pres-
ident Dick Roth, '54, who said
"If we don't take action, the
University will. Let's clean our
own house."
The house presidents also moved
to ask Dunstan to give previous
notice to the houses he planned to
inspect "so that members of these
fraternities may accompany him
to observe the faults of their
houses at first hand."
The after-dinner program also
included presentation of the Zeta
Beta Tau trophy for the fraterni-
ty with the highest scholastic av-
erage to ZBT. Alpha Sigma Phi
was awarded the fraternity im-
provement trophy for pulling its
grades up from 2.26 last fall to
2.55 last spring.

SAC Votes
On Freedom
Week Rules
Recommendation
To Go before SL
By HARRY LUNN
Daily Managing Editor
Acting to fix responsibility for
the Academic Freedom Week pro-
gram, the Student Affairs Com-
mittee yesterday laid down a set
of regulations which must be fol-
lowed if the activities slated next
week are to go on.
Since Student Legislature had
accepted sponsorship of the week-
long program designed to foster
an interchange of ideas on aca-
demic freedom, SAC's recommen-
dations must go before SL for ap-
proval at today's meeting.
If SL does not accept the rec-
ommendations, the week - long
program designed to foster an in-
terchange of ideas on academic
freedom, SAC's recommendations
must go before SL for approval at
today's meeting.
If SL does not accept the rec-
ommendations, the week-long for-
ums and conferences planned be-
ginning Sunday will not have SAC
sanction and thus will be denied
University approval.
* . s
THE FOUR-POINT SAC recom-
mendation gives approval to the
Academic Freedom Week program
provided:
1) SL will accept responsibility
for correlating activities of various
groups involved and wcl sre to
implement and be responsible for
the other provisions made by SAC.
2) Any reports, resolutions or
recommendations presented at any
session shall be voted upon by di-
vision of the house and this vote
recorded, and such reports, reso-
lutions or recommendations must
be signed by those who have ap-
proved its passage at the meeting.
Should the number of thosewho
sign the report, recommenation or
resolution be less than a majority
of those present, the report, rec-
ommendation or resolution shall
be considered null and void and
not a part of the proceedings.
3) Any literature distributed by
any person or organization in con-
nection with the proceedings shall
be stamped to the effect that it is
the opinion of the person or or-
ganization publishing it and does
not necessarily represent the Uni-
versity or students attending the
conference.
4) These rubs shall be consid-
ered regulations of SAC and vio-
See SAC, Page 6
YICTORY?
GOP Leads
In California
LOS ANGELES-()-Republi-
can Glenard P. Lipscomb yesterday
claimed the victory in yesterday's
special election in the 24th Cali-
fornia Congressional District, but
his leading Democratic opponent,
George Arnold, refused to concede
defeat on the basis of returns from
more than half the precincts in
the district.
Second Hearing?
A second Detroit hearing of

the House Un-American Activi-
ties Committee may be neces-
sary because of recent develop-
ment of extra material to be
brought before the committee,
according to Detroit Free Press
reports.
Subpeonas have been sent out
for Jan. 11, but Rep. Kit Clardy
(R-Mich.), head of the sub-
committee which will sit in De-
troit, said the January sub-
poenas do not necessarily mean
postponement of sessions set
to begin Nov. 30.

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Inteabv iarm IDcrsaeteonyrqieett cast a ao fo tdn
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WHERE TO VOTE--Sixteen campus polling places open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow
are shown in the above diagram. ID cards are the only requirement to cast a ballot for Student
Legislature .candidates and record preferences on-two referenda.

DEATH OF AN IDEAL
u'impressions Told
By PlaywrightM
By DIANE DECKER
Daily Associate Editor
(Editor's Note: The following is' an attempt to interpret and evaluate
Arthur Miller's article on the University.)j
Last spring, playwright Arthur Miller revisited his alma mater.
What he saw, and what he thinks he saw, are recorded in an
article, "University of Michigan," which will appear in Holiday maga-
zine Friday on the news-stands.
S * * *
MILLER HAS undertaken a most difficult task, for he attempts
to analyze the major problems which have plagued universities, par-
ticularly large universities, since
enrollment figures climbed into has a public service function to
the ten thousands. ' I n,,.,,
A "J E .

Trophy Set
For Game
Minus U'OK
By GENE HARTWIG
Presentation of the Governor's
trophy at the Michigan-MSC game
Saturday will go ahead without of-
ficial approval from the University
it appeared yesterday.
A statement by Prof. Herbert O.
"Fritz" Crisler, University athlet-
ics director, that "no meeting of
the Board in Control of Athletics
will be held this week" precluded
possibility of the Board's taking
official action on the trophy.
* * *
MEANWHILE, Frank Blackford,
legislative secretary to the Gov-
ernor, said that a letter from Uni-
versity President Harlan H. Hat-
cher suggesting presentation cer-
emonies be held before the game
had been received in Lansing yes-
terday.
"We are defiinitely going to
present the trophy at the game,"
Blackford said, "and we assume
from President Hatcher's letter
that the University will accept
the trophy if it wins the game."
According to Ralph Young, MSC
athletic director, a plan for pre-
senting the trophy at half-time
has not yet been worked out be-
cause of network television stipu-
lations.
Gov. G. Mennen Williams,
through his secretary, on Friday
had denied that he would go ahead
with presentation of the trophy
whether or not the two schools ap-
proved.
OFFICIALS at Michigan State
had indicated approval of the
trophy last month.
Comments from student lead-
ers and athletes yesterday re-
vealed marked disapproval of
the Governor's Paul Bunyan'
trophy.
Senior Board President, John
Black, '54Ed., said, "a trophy of
this sort is of little value unless
student-inspired." Black said that
he disliked the tactics with which
the thing is being handled, es-
pecially the failure to consult stu-
dent opinion in reaching a deci-
sion.
Seconding these feelings on the
trophy, Football Captain Dick
O'Shaughnessy, '55Ed., said, "such
trophies should be student-inspir-
ed to have any real value."
714r iv-gn'gni 1 d'ml

AnEditorial
Lack of student and administration faith in the Student
Legislature has not been unusual in the Legislature's seven
year career on campus.
Yet seldom has that criticism been as valid as it is
today, for the Legislature record of late has been one of
timidity, vacillation, lethargy and incompetence.
The fault has not rested so much with the current lead-
ership as with a group of members who have little conception
of their role in the campus's representative student govern-
ment and little inclination to learn. On this election day
some correction of the situation can be made.
We are not asking the campus to cast a vote of confi-
dence in the Legislature, but rather a vote of support for
student government. The finest support that student govern-
ment could receive is the serious consideration of candidates
today and tomorrow.
We are not in the custom of backing candidates,
but we encourage the student body to examine candi-
date questionnaires in yesterday's issue of The Daily and
the candidates' booklet, to recognize the absurdities in
many platforms and to vote for those people who show
evidence of reason and thought in their presentation.
The two referendum issues also deserve consideration.
A heavy vote on these issues will influence Legislature and
University policy regarding the final exam and discriminauton
problems, both of concern to the student body.
-The Senior Editors: Harry Lunn,
Eric Vetter,. Virginia Voss,
Mike Wolff, Alice B. Silver,
Diane Decker and Helene Simon
SL REFERENDUM:
'Dead' Period, Official
Graduation Up for Vote
TG Mu OR UD T O')

Students Run
For 23 SL
Positions
Referenda Poll
Campus Opinion
By DOROTHY MYERS
Weather reports of scattered
showers and colder weather dim-
med Student Legislature's hopes
of getting a record voter turn-out
in today and tomorrow's all-cam-
pus elections.
At stake are 23 SL vacancies,
two for half-terms only. Thirty-
five students, termed "the best
bunch of candidates we've seen
in a long time" by SL elections di-
rector Bert Braun, '54,. are com-
peting for the positions.
* * *
STUDENT opinion will also be
polled on referenda questions con-
cerning revision of the final exam
schedule and SL adoption of
"Fair Play the Wolverine Way"
anti-discrimination stickers.
Sixteen voting booths, staffed
by nearly 650 students, will be
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to-
day and tomorrow, for a iear-
record total of 864 man-hours
spent punching ID cards and re-
cording student votes.
Polls have been conveniently lo-
cated so that if the predicted
"scattered showers' turn into a
downpour, polling booths will be
moved quickly indoors.
* * *
BRAUN said he aims at secur-
ing an all-time percentage-wise
record vote of 50 per cent, or
about 7,500 student ballots record-
ed. Figures are based on student
enrollment :onlyn the local t~u
versity campus.
Previous high was recorded in
1950, when 48 percent of st..
dents cast 7,327 ballots. An al-
time high total vote was record.
ed in 1948, when 7,916 students
turned out on election day.
Ballot-counting will get under
way between 6 and 7 pm, tomor-
row in the Union Ballroom. Pro-
visions for several hundred visi-
tors have been arranged for at the
Union, Braun said.
Radio coverage of the ballot
count will be carried by WHRV
and WCBN from 7:30 p.m. until
midnight tomorrow. Brief inter-
views with winning candidates and
intermittent interpretatives on the
election returns will be aired by
both stations.
As usual, ballots will be count-
ed under Hare system methods in
a marthon tally predicted to last
until shortly'after. midnight Fri-
day morning.
Trygve Lie
To Talky Today
Trygve. Lie, first secretary gen-
eral of the United Nations will
speak at 8:30p.m. today at Hill
Auditorium on "How To Meet the
Challenge of Our Times."
Known as one of the world's
leading peace workers, Lie has held
many vital offices in Norway pre-
ceeding his post as UN hean.
Lie also served his country as
Minister of Justice, Minister of
Commerce, head of the Depart-
ment of Shipping and Supply
and Minister of Foreign Affairs,
a position he retained until his
UN appointment.
Lecture Series officials announc-
ed that a limited number of tick-
ets are available at the Hill Audi-
torium Box Office.

Gomberg To Give
Talk on Reactor
Prof. Henry J. Gomberg, as-
sistant director of the Michigan
Memorial Phoenix Project, will
speak at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow in
Rackham Amphitheatre on "De-
sign and Use of the Nuclear Re-
actor."
The talk is sponsored by the
Industrial Mathematics Society
with headquarters at Wayne Uni-
I ,pcit, in-nthrnit_

I

Does the University of Mich-
igan deserve the charges Mil-
ler has leveled at it? In its al-
leged attempts to compete with
Michigan State college in the
field of public relations, is it
losing sight of its educational-
function? Is it turning into "a
highly organized, smoothly run-
ning factory for the production
of conformism"?
These are some of the questions
which The Daily referred to mem-
bers of the administration and1
faculty.
No one contacted felt the prob-
lems Miller raises are not sincere
and real. As Prof. Phillip S. Jones
of the mathematics department
sid ."The Univrsitvis nt.n...

perxorm.
Arthur E. Lean, assistant direc-
tor of Extension Service, pointed
out, "Our extension program has
been functioning since 1911, and
there are references to extension
projects dating back to the mid-
1800's. With the exception of its
agricultural program, State's big
splurge in public relations did not
begin until President Hannah's
era."
FINDING the student body
"more subdued," the playwright
criticized students for losing sight
of the values. He found an "ab-
sence of the idealism I clearly re-
member at Michigan, and in its
place a kind of pregmatism that
threatens to create a race of sales-
man ir fa 0"f V onof h

(Editor's Note: This is the last in a
series of three interpretative articles
on the final examination referendum
to be submitted to student voters
today and tomorrow.)
. One alternative plan on a ref-
erendum which will poll student
opinion on final exam schedules
today and tomorrow would permit
seniors both an official graduation
and a 'dead' period between the
end of classes and the beginning
of exams.
Third plan on the ballot would
cut the present 10-day Spring Re-
cess to a week so both objectives

home between Christmas vaca-
tion and mid-June.
A large number of students, fac-
ulty members and administrators
have claimed that a. full 10-day
holiday is needed to brighten stu-
dent morale during the long
spring semester.
TWO STUDENT members of
the final exam study committee,
said they would favor cutting
Spring Recess "only if no other
way could be found for permitting
a 'dead' neriod before exams."

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