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VOL. LXIV, No. 77












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Information Plan



IHC To Ask
In Program
Men Will View
Campus Housing
The Inter-House Council moved
unanimously last night to invite
the Interfraternity Council and
" the Inter-Cooperative Council to-
gether with the Student Affairs
Office to participate i: a program
of "housing orientation" for resi-
dence hall men the first week of
next semester.
introduced by IHC President
Roger Kidston, '56L, the proposal
was described as a move to point
out to men in the residence halls
the choices open to them in cam-
pus housing and where they would
fit in best socially, economically
and personalitywise.
* * *
MOST IMPORTANT part of the
program will be an afternoon
meeting held in the main lounges
of the three quadrangles at which
representatives from each of the
groups will meet with the men to
frankly discuss all aspects of their
respective housing groups.
Kidston emphasized, "the at-
titude of the representatives will
have to be one of education and
information; pressuring- men
would not be allowed."
The plan was passed on a two-
year trial basis and will be held
only in the second semester.
* * *
SPEAKING for the IHC Kid-
ston said, "As our part of the re-
sponsibility in producing well-
rounded individuals, we want a
change'in the attitude of the men
in the halls so that only men who
want to be there will be."
Many men have felt that they
are here with no choice in the
matter," he said. "The effects
of the program will be two-
fold." The so-called monopoly
lhpid the University has over
men in residence halls will be
destroyed giving the man a free
"It makes a tremendous differ-
ence in working with p group if
the men want to be there, not
feeling that they are forced to,"
Kidston said speaking for his mo-
No one present spoke directly
against the proposal although sev-
eral members questioned whether
fraternities might not take ad-
vantage of the program to push
rushing activities.
KIDSTON said he had secured
the endorsement of the IFC and
the Student Affairs Office in car-
rying out the program.
IFC President C. A. Mitts,
'54, said, "We will cooperate
with the IHC in this service of
informing the men about the
fraternity system in campus.
We want to help in this educa-
tional program on that basis."
Reaction from ICC was also fa-
torable. ICC President Jack Hil-
berry, '56A, said, "I am sure that
the Board of Directors will be in
complete accord with this and will
be very,glad to have ICC partici-
A FURTHER aspect of the ori-
S entation program would be a series
of one page statements drawn up
by the IFC, ICC and Student Af-
fairs Office outlining the facts
and advantages of life in fraterni-
ties, coops and private dwellings
in Ann Arbor. N

Included in the statements to
be distributed to every man in
See HOUSE, Page 2
ill T --a

Hateer Views'
Subpoena Cases
Misconduct by Students Investigated
To Be Handled 'As Any Other Case'
University President Harlan H. Hatcher yesterday assured stu-
dents that any possible disciplinary action against students, arising
from the forthcoming Congressional investigations, would be handled
"precisely as we would handle any other case."
At the same time, he reiterated that the University has no indica-
tion that any students here will be involved in the Clardy Committee
hearings, scheduled within a few weeks at Detroit.
"THE FACT that alleged student misconduct took place before a
Congressional committee would have nothing to do with how the case
would be handled," the president emphasized.
That meant, he said, that any kind of misconduct which
would usually go before the Joint Judiciary Council would con-
tinue to do so, in spite of where the misconduct occtired.
At present, the University refers virtually all cases of general "con-
duct unbecoming a student" to Judic. ,
* * * *
PRESIDENT HATCHER pointed out that whole question of Con-
gressional investigations was "highly theoretical," because no one from
the University is known to have been subpoenaed, and declined to in-
dicate what possible cases might not be referred to Joint Judic.
"I want to assure students absolutely," President Hatcher
continued, "that fair play and justice will prevail here in every-
thing we do."
Commenting on President Hatcher's statement, Joint Judiciary
Chairman Lee Fiber, '54,,said "It's excellent that President Hatcher
intends to use the usual channels for handling student disciplinary
"There is no need to set up special machinery to handle any cases
that might arise from Congressional investigations," she added.
* * * * S
MISS FIBER last night also released to The Daily a letter written
her and James Smith, Judic vice-chairman by President Hatcher, fol-
lowing a discussion President Hatcher held Nov. 31, 1953 with Joint
Judiciary representatives.
Miss Fiber said she understood from President Hatcher's com-
ments at the meeting that he could not think of any possible kind
of disciplinary action arising from the investigations which would
not be referred to the Judiciary Council.
It was understood at the discussion that President Hatcher did not
feel a student's refusal to testify, based on the Fifth Amendment,
See 'U' SUBPOENA, Page 2
SL Cabinet Votes Long
Thanksgiving Vacation

Dean Bacon
Gives Plan
Seeks Cabinet
Of 33 Members
With the first written recom-
mendation submitted to the study
committee on student affairs, Dean
of Women Deborah Bacon yester-
day presented an eight page plan
calling for a 33-member Student
Affairs Committee patterned on a
"Federal" system of government.
DEAN BACON explained to the
eight members studying structure
and functions of the SAC that
selection of 16 student SAC mem-
bers should be based on three cri-
teria cutting "across the under-
graduate body from three very dif-
ferent angles."
The Dean of Women outlined
student representation as com-
ing from existing academic
groupings (the various colleges),
from the existing residence
groupings and from the existing
extracurricular groupings.
Nine student members would
represent existing undergraduate
colleges, five the residence hall
system, and the "two great extra-
curricular organizations, Union
and League" would be represented
by two students.
* R R
INCLUDED in the make-upof
the proposed SAC would be five
administrative representatives -
Dean of Men, Dean of Women, As-
sistant Deans in charge of Men's
and Women's housing, and a Vice-
President for Student Affairs.
According to Dean Bacon's
plan SAC would function as a
cabinet or policy making group
with the executive wing of gov-
ernment vested in the nine col-
lege governments with the legis-
lative functionretained by the
Student Legislature.
The proposal was met by the
group studying revision in SAC
structure with a series of questions
attempting to clarify terms con-
tained within the proposal.
* * *
CHAIRMAN of the study group
Prof. Lionel Laing of the political
science department pointed out
SL had never been given power to
legislate itself but SAC in effect
had operated partially in this
It was noted that students
elected through the colleges
would not necessarily have the
experience behind them carried
by campus leaders currently
serving on SAC.
The Dean's plan said there was
only one point on which students
feel a need for a change. "Almost
entirely for the benefit of extra-
University publicity, they feel
(not think) that an absolute ma-
jority of students on this commit-
tee is a political rallying point."

Budget,Tax Cuts,
Benefits Of fered
Favors 18 Year Old Vote, Support
For U.N., Preparedness In Korea
WASHINGTON--AP)-President Eisenhower urged congress yes-
terday to enact a blueprint for a "stronger America"-a nation with
"bold hopes" of peace and prosperity but ready to strike with atomic
weapons if necessary to preserve its freedom.
Eisenhower held before the American people, too, prospects of
more tax cuts in time, wider social security benefits, a 5 billion dollar
cut in spending, a "sound farm program" and a vote for all persons
over 18.
THE GREAT OBJECTIVE, Eisenhower said, is "the building of a
stronger America." In a maneuver for bi-partisan support right at
the start, he said he believed both f

...a stronger America

'U' Experts View
Eisenhower Talk.
Yesterday's State of the Union message delivered by President
Eisenhower stating the general policies which the government plans
to follow during the oncoming year was met with varying interpreta-
tions and reactions by several University professors.
Prof. George A. Peek of the political science department com-
mentedt that the statement pretty well followed the middle of the
road. "Moreover, foreign policy was essentially the same as the Pres-


Student Legislature's cabinet
last night endorsed a return toI
the 1950-51 University calendar
but requested the addition of a
four day Thanksgiving holiday in
a move aimed at correcting a res-
olution passed Wednesday by the
entire Legislature.
The previous SL-passed resolu-
tion passed Wednesday by the en-
tire Legislature.
The previous SL-passed resolu-
tion inadvertantly endorsed the
earlier calendar which had only a
one-day holiday on Thanksgiving
but made no request for the
lengthened recess and was thus
regarded as partially opposing the
four-day fall holiday.
* * *
LARRY LEVINE, '56, however,
claimed yesterday that "quite a
few people at Wednesday's meet-

ing did know what was going on
and realized t he Thanks giving
Holiday would be cut.
Also concerning action taken
at Wednesday's Legislature
meeting, George Denison, '57,
who was removed from SL at the
meeting for four unexcused ab-
senses, issued a protest concern-
ing the action taken by the
"I'm supposed to have been ab-
sent during two Wednesday meet-
ings and two committee meetings,
but it just isn't true," Denison said.
"Two of those meetings I was def-
initely there."
Denison explained that on Wed-
nesday evenings he usually attends
dinner and pledge meetings at his
fraternity house and is often late
to SL 'meetings.

World Newts
By The Associated Press
LONDON-The United States
and Britain have opened secret
talks in Washington .to work out
technical means of putting Presi-
dent Eisenhower's atomic pool
plan into operation, British in-
formants said last night.
* * *
BERLIN-Representatives of
the three Western Allies swap-
ped views with the Russians yes-
terday to try to smooth the way
for the Berlin conference of
the Big Four Foreign Ministers.
But they had to schedule an-
other session for tomorrow af-
ter failing to agree on a site
for the parley.
* * *
LANSING-Gov. Williams yes-
terday asked the legislature for a
fat increase in unemployment
compensation benefits for Michi-
gan's jobless.
The governor recommended an
increase to an automatic 50 per
cent of the average weekly wage.
He said a law tying benefits to
the average weekly wage "would
avoid the annual battle over dol-
lar changes.
Students Argue
Mock Labor Case
A company-union mock arbitra-
tion was held last night at the
Final semester meeting of the In-
dustrial Relations Club.
Meyer Ryder, lecturer in the
business administration school
and arbitrator 'in industry, acted
as arbitrator for the case, with
members of the club presenting
the arguments and evidence for
the union and company.
The case was based on an ac-
tual dispute which Ryder arbi-
trated. The "union representa-
tives" declared that an employee's
contract was unfairly terminated
by the company while the "com-
pany defendents" stated that they

ident campaigned on and will
probably win the support of both
parties," he added.
THE professor also said that Ei-
senhower's proposal to extend vot-
ing privileges to 18 year olds sur-
prised him somewhat. "General
Republican policy has' been to
leave this matter up to the states
and this proposal appears con-
trary to Republican policy of de-
centralization," he concluded.
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of
the political science department
commented that the message
"shows that the President is still
very much of an international-
He pointed out that although Ei-
senhower didn't go into enough
detail concerning his proposed ag-
riculture and labor policies, the
message appeared to indicate that
the President will exert positive
leadership in domestic matters.
Prof. Richard A. Musgrave of the
economics department said "the
"economic sections of the State of
the Union message, together with.
the President's Monday night ad-
dress, suggests that the economic
policies to be proposed later in the
month will follow a distinctive lib-
eral line."
He added, "it is good to note
how such matters as a strong so-
cial security system and govern-
ment responsibility for maintain-
ing a prosperous economy appear
to have been removed from party
Let's hope that this will be born
out by Congressional action," he

great parties would support that
Some of the high spots of the
policies advocated in President
Eisenhower's State of the Union
message are:
Foreign Affairs-Continued firm
support of the United Nations, of
the "cause of freedom on foreign
fronts," of the drive for a united
* . *
READINESS to "meet any re-
newal of armed aggression in
Foreign Aid-Continued mili-
tary assistance to friendly na-
tions, with the Secretary of De-
fense in charge of the program;
economic aid on a reduced scale.
Defense-Determination to use
atomic power "to serve the usages
of peace" but preparedness to em-
ploy nuclear weapons "against an
aggressor if they are needed to
preserve our freedom."
"HEAVY empbaas" on air pow-
er and "economies in the use of
men"; "more generous benefits"
for personnel of the armed forces.
Build the St. Lawrence seaway
"for security as well as economic
Communism in U.S. - Take
American citizenship away from
persons convicted "of hereafter
conspiring to advocate the over-
throw of this government by
force or violence.".
Anti-Recession Steps -"Econo-
mic preparedness" to "develop a
climate assuring steady economic
THE BUDGET - A five billion
dollar cut in spending in the fiscal
year starting July 1, 1954, bring-
ing the budget "closer to a bal-
An increase in the present
275 billion dollar national debt
Taxes-Further tax cuts "as ad-
ditional reductions in expendi-
tures are brought gradually but
Read Speech in condensed
form on Page 6
surely into sight"; more liberal tax
treatment for dependent children
who work, for widows with depen-
dent children, for medical ex-
penses, for businesses wishing to
expand or modernize.
Cancel tax cuts due April 1 on
corporate income, liquor, tobacco,
gasoline and automobiles.
* * *
FARM - A gradual change to
flexible price supports to "stimu-
late consumption" of products
flooding the markets and spur
production of needed commodi-

Some implications of the Presi-
dent's proposed legislation revok-
ing citizenship rights of persons
convicted of conspiracy to over-
throw the government were voic-
ed yesterday by Prof. Paul G.
Kauper of the Law School.
The President urged Congress to
enact such legislation in his "State
of the Union" message yesterday,
pointing out that "when a citizen
knowingly participates in the
Communist conspiracy he no long-
er holds allegiance to the United
"CONGRESS may pass legisla-
tion revoking citizenship at pres-
ent although the extent of that
power has never been tested,"
ProfI Kauper pointed out "We
have had statutes passed before by
Congress in which citizenship has
been withdrawn."
Citing examples of Congres-
sional exercise of such power
Prof. Kauper pointed to a 1952
law providing that anyone com-
mitting treason against or bear-
ing arms to overthrow the gov-
ernment and convicted -by a
court marshall will lose his citi-
A similar loss of citizenship Un-
er the same law can be incurre
by desertion from the military in
time of war followed by a courts
martial conviction.
UNDER THE Smith Act passed
during the last war and aimed
principally at Communist Party
members conspiring to advocate
overthrow of the government by
force, penalties including fine and
imprisonment may be imposed,
The new legislation revoking
citizenship )of those convicted
wouldn't tale the place of sen-
tences imposed by law but would
be in addition to them, Prof.
Kauper added.
"A person thus deprived of cit-
izenship would be an alien and
subject to the laws governing de-
portation of aliens," he explained.
Prof. Kauper expressed doubt as
to Congress' power to deport nat-
ural born citizens as well as those
who were foreign-born but now
naturalized. "The problem of what
country they could be deported to
would of course arise," he com-
"Legislation revoking the citi-
zenship of persons so convicted
would not affect the individual's
rights under law," Prof. Kauper,
said. "He would not become an
SL Book Store
To Resume Sales
The Student Legislature spon-
sored student book exchange will
be back in operation next semester
with book collections taking place
during final week and sales start-
ing on the first day of the regis-
rf'nn no-n

Ibsen's 'Rosmersholm' To Open Today

Action, Discussion Mposals

Rebecca West, the female lead
in Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" which
opens at 8 p.m. today at Arts
Theater, provided the name for a°
modern writer and was the sub-
ject of an intensive study by Sig-
mund Freud.
Played tonight by Doris Roberts,
Rebecca West is regarded as the
architype of the Ibsen "new wom-
an." Miss Boberts is a newcomer
to the Theater, and this is her
frs tla.

By The Associated Press
President Eisenhower's proposal!
to strip convicted Red conspira.-
tors of their American citizenship
drew thunderous applause in Con-
gress Thursday.
But a good deal of uncertainty
developed as to just what the

tional amendments to bring this
about were introduced in both
houses of Congress yesterday.
Sen. Knowland of California,
Republican leader of the. Senate,
offered a measure which won the
immediate endorsement of five



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