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VOL. LXIV, No. 83

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1954

TEN PAGES

HEARINGS HISTORY:

Union

To'S ub it Project to

University Action
On Probes Told
By JON SOBELOFF
House Un-American Activities subcommittee chairman Kit Clardy
hasn't announced aefinitely when he will bring his committee hearings
to Detroit yet, but informed sources say it will probably be early in
February.
Clardy had originally planned to visit Detroit last November, but
he decided to postpone the hearings to wait for completion of the
Smith Act trial of six Communists still going on in the motor city
* * * *
CLARDY WAS ADVISED that holding committee hearings during
the trial might be ruled prejudicial to the jury, allowing the defense
to obtain a mistrial.
The hearings are supposedly slated for Jan. 25, but indica-
tions are that the six Communists' trial is likely to last until
the end of January or early February.
As far as University officials know, no students here have been
subpoenaed by Clardy. But State Labor Youth League head Balza
Baxter has announced he has been summoned to appear at the
hearings Jan. 25.
Unconfirmed rumors have it that faculty members here have
been summoned. At any rate, the University has agreed on what to
do if any faculty members or students are called to testify.
** * *
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Harlan Hatcher has assured students
that if any disciplinary action is- taken against students called to
testify, it will be taken through regular channels. Regular' channels,
means the Joint Judiciary Council, except when immediate action
is 'necessary.
Y s nThe faculty has had safeguards provided for it, too. The
Regents approved new dismissal and demotion procedures at
M their October meeting. ,
The new procedures, which were proposed by the Faculty Senate,
were designed to insure that any faculty member whose loyalty was
questioned would be dealt with promptly and according to rules de-
cided on in advance.
THE NEW FEATURES in the Regents By-Laws were:
1) The President can now initiate dismissal or demotion actions
against a faculty member "in exceptional cases which threaten direct
and immediate injury to the public reputation or the essential func-
tions of the University." An older by-law, which remains in effect,
guarantees hearings for actions started at the department or college
level.
2) A faculty member will have only five days, instead of 20,
to request a hearing.
3) President Hatcher was authorized to direct that a hearing
be held before a Faculty Senate committee.
In adopting the new procedures, the Regents declared they
intended "to adhere to regularly established proce4upe+ in any
cases involving dismissal or demotion of faculty members."
When the Regents approved the new rules, they were cairying
out recommendations of a Faculty Senate committee set up to study
dismissal procedures at the May Senate meeting. The changes were
endorsed by - faculty members meeting in special session during
October.
MAKING THE dismissal procedure quicker and simpler, the facul-
ty group felt, would insure that the old cumbersome dismissal process
would not be "short-circuited" by the Regents under heavy outside
pressure to get rid of a "Red."
The excitement on campus about Congressional investigations
began almost exactly a year ago when Rep. Harold Velde (R-III.),
chairman of the full Un-American Activities Committee, was
quoted by newspapers as saying he would investigate Reds at
various midwest colleges, including the University.
President Hatcher then sent a telegram to Rep. Velde pledging
the tniversity's full cooperation, and emphasizing the tradition of
free inquiry at the University.
Rep. Velde replied with a telegram to President Hatcher promis-
ing that his investigation would be "general in character rather than
directed at specific institutions"

Regents

Prejudice Charges
Reviewed by Board

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By JIM DYGERT
3 In a meeting last night, the Union Board of Directors discussed
discrimination charges leveled at the Union by SL member Paul
Dormont, '55, in December.
The board had earlier passed a motion to present plans for a

Extended Social Security
Aid Urgred b y Eisenhower

2% million dollar expansion andz
'Neary Airs
SAC Plan,
Proposes SL Appoint
Student Members

remodeling project to the Board of
e Regents at its meeting today.
* * *
DISCUSSION of the discrimina-
tion question was held in the re-
quested absence of The Daily re-
porter, or any other visitor. What
came up during the discussion was

Committee
Plans Tax

TPresent Rate
Of Benefits
Not Adequate

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not released.
Union President Jay Strickler, Keductoas
'54, said afterwards that no con-
clusions had been reached, buts

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that the Board had "merely dis- WASHINGTON - () - The
By BECKY CONRAD cussed" the issue. House Ways and Means Commit-
ttPresidenttee, bowing to. a long-time plea
Student Legislature Charges of discrimination in from business circles, approved
Bob Neary, '54BAd., yesterday ad- hiring practices at the Union were yesterday a three-year program of
vanced a plan for "selection of made by Dormont in a 15-page sharp reductions in taxes on in-
Student Affairs Committee stu- report at the Dec. 2 meeting of come from dividends.
dent members by the SL Cabinet, the Student Legislature. He back- Staff experts said the proposed
subject to the consent of the Leg-'e i custo ih fiaischan~ges would mean a saving of
signed by two University students 240 million dollars for about four
islature." who had applied for a waitress: million taxpaying stockholders the
Presenting his proposal at a'position. first year.
meeting of the Student Affairs bIn the controversy that followed,
Study Committee, Neary explainedl both Frank C. Kuenzel, general THE ULTIMATE loss in revenue
the Cabinet would interview SACM manager of the Union, and Strick- wsetmtda rm5, ilo
student applicants. ler, emphatically denied the charg- was estimated at from 500 million
stdet pescnt.in public statements, to one billion dollars annually,
* * * en b st .when the cuts reach full effect.
PAST SAC members would serve PLANS FOR expanding facili- A majority of committee Dem-
n a non-voting capacity "to lend ties and for constructing an addi- ocrats reportedly resisted the
their knowledge and experience to tion to the north of the present move, but were voted down in a,
the questioning and discussion" building were begun in 1946. Con- closed-door committee session.
he said. . struction was never undertaken,
According to the Legislature See UNION, Page 2 This marked the first substan-
tial controversy in a committee
president, the interviewing body project aimed at rewriting almost
on idae aionmny fhacr io iall the nation's tax laws with a
ence and knowledge of extracur- W orld ieews view to simplifying and clarifying
ricular and student activities, hde gdequities.
"knowledge of University pol- *ut ,.
icies and regulations and their !pU1 Ur
rationale and accompanying af- A DEMOCRATIC move to re-
fects" and understanding of SAC a quire deduction of taxes at the
By The Associated Press source of dividend payments,
functions. PANMUNJOM - India decided as taxes are withheld from
tafsra d n itenw in start ;.. - -,

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Daily-Betsy Smith
BOOKWORM-University co-ed gathers all tools necessary for
final exams as the bookish' spirit invades campus.

GOP

More Laborers
JIncluded in Plan
By The Associated Press
Ten million more Americans
would be brought under Social Se-
curity. benefits would be increased
and income to $4,200 subject to
Social Security taxes under the
terms of a program proposed yes-
terday by President Dwight D. Ei
senhower,
The President in a special mes-.
sage to Congress claimed that the
present average benefit of $50 a
month is too low "to fulfill its
purpose of helping to combat des-
titution."
* * *
HE DID NOT propose figures for
the increases but told legislators
that the formula will be presented
later by Secretary of Welfare Hob-
by.
According to congressional
sources Mrs. Hobby is expected
to propose increases ranging
from a, minimum of $5 a month
in .the lowest brackets to more
than $10 in the upper brackets,
Boosting to $4,200 the amount
of income subject to Social Securi-
ty taxes, as Eisenhower proposed,
would mean an immediate $12-a-
year tax increase for workers
earning that much or more. Em-
ployers' payrolls would be in-
creased that amount for each
worker in the $4,200 or above
bracket.
The President set forth a six-
point program for "improvement"
of the social security system.
These included expanding protec-
tion to about 10,000,000 people not
presently covered, liberalization of
the present "retirement test" to
allow retired workers to earn more
at part-time jobs and protection
of the benefit .rights of the dis-
abled.
In calling, for liberalization of
the present "retirement test," the
President said the current law
"imposes an undue restraint on
enterprise and initiative."
'Draft Quotas
Remain Low'

Leaders Disagree.
rWilliamn's Program

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SL To Collect
Books To Sell
Next Semester
With books on sale for as many
advanced and introductory courses
in the University as it can obtain,
the Student Legislature book ex-
change will go into operation again
next semester.
According to Vic Hampton, '54-
BAd, manager of the exchange
emphasis will be put on getting
books for advanced as well as in-
troductory courses and for the en-
gineering and business adminis-
* * *
tation schools.
IN ADDITION the exchange has#
9,000 plasticized book covers on
hand, which will be distributed
free to customers.
The exchange will be open
for business from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., Feb. 3 to 10 in the north
corridor of the first floor of An-
gell Hall. The hours for Feb. 6,
however, will be 8 a.m. to noon
the exchange will be closed all
day Feb. 7.
Agents for the book exchange
will be collecting used books in all
sorority, fraternity and independ-
ent houses from Jan. 20 to 27. I
A new policy with regard to the
close of 300 books which were not
claimed at the beginning of this
semester will be instituted, Hamp-
ton said. In the past unclaimed
books became the property of the

*Last Daily
With this issue The Daily dis-
continues publication until the
spring semester. .
Publication will resume Tues-
day, Feb. 9.
Baha'i Community
To Hold Forum
In observance of "World Reli-
gion Day," a student symposium,
sponsored by the Ann Arbor Ba-
ha'i Community, will be held at
4 p.m. Sunday at the International
Center.
All students are invited to the
forum, which will include talks on
different religions, including Jud-
aism, Christianity, Bahaiiam and
Buddhism.

But once approved by the CabI-
net and Legislature, SAC student
members would then act as "free'
agents," to speak and vote as they
choose, Neary commented.
"We do nit intend to have stu-1
dents appointed to SAC act as rub-1
ber stamps for SL views," he
claimed.
IN ORDER to insure responsi-
bility of students appointed, Neary
maintained, memberscould be ap-
pointed for one-year terms and
subject to removal by a two-thirds
vote of SL for failing to perform
such minimum technical duties as
attendance of meetings.!
A second possibility would be
limiting the term to one semes-
ter. However,.Neary pointed out
the student member would not
have enough time to become an
"effective participant in the
committee" under this last
method.
He indicated "the present sys-
tem does not take into considera-
tion the first important criteria,
that of representing student opin-
ion."
According to Neary, SL appoint-
ments would be at least more rep-
resentative than the present ones.I
Chairman of the study group
Prof. Lionel Laing of the politi-
cal science department brought
up the question of whether all1
SL appointees would be SL or
ex-legislature members.
Neary replied, "They would be
chosen on merit and the only safe-1
guard against appointing SL mem-1
bers to the group would lie in pres-t
sure from outside forces."c

,yes er ay on s own mu
turning back nearly 23,000 disput-
ed prisoners to their captors Jan.
20-three days ahead of the dead-
line-and said if either side freed
them it would violate the armis-
tice.
* * * ..
WASHINGTON-A decision
by Sen. Kennedy (P-Mass.) to
support St. Lawrence Seaway
legislation yesterday handed
Senate opponents of the contro-
versial proposal a major set-
back.
DETROIT - Consolidation of
Nash Motors and Hudson Motor-
car Co. was approved yesterday by
directors of both companies.
* * *
BERLIN-Allied officials here
and abroad chorused confidence
yesterday that the Big Four for-
eign minister's parley will open
on schedule Jan. 25 despite the
deadlock with Russia on a meet-
ing place.
* * *
DETROIT - The case against
four men charged with conspiracy
in the 1948 assassination attempt
on CIO President Walter Reuther
yesterday was "apparently doom-
ed" unless a key witness-defend-
ant can be persuaded to return to
the United States and testify.
SAN FRANCISCO - Gorgeous
Marilyn Monroe and Joe Di Mag-
gio were married yesterday in
what was supposed to have been a
quiet ceremony, but wasn't.
Municipal Judge Charles S.
Peery, read the civil ceremony in
his chambers while an estimated
crowd of 500 jammed the corridors
of City Hall.'

wages, was beaten. Members saido
this was a straight party-line vote, /
15 Republicans against 10 Demo-
crats. LANSING -
The new proposal eventually leaders took t
would relieve about one third of view yesterday
the four million taxpaying stock- Williams' legi
holders from paying any federal sented to -the1
taxes at all on their dividend in- phasis on labo
come. Most critic
FOR LATER years, individuals
would pay no income taxes up to
$100 of dividends received, lYEILI i
Further, taxpayers would be al-
lowed to deduct from their tax Atllet
bill 5 per cent of all their divi-I
ApAinr bhz~ t50 ravi d.

aenaU income.aJ otzqta u recivea- EAST LANSING. Mich. - (AP) -
during the fiscal year, from next Michigan State College President
July 31 to Aug. 1, 1955. John A. Hannah will recommend
today that football Coach Clar-
Two Chapters ence (Biggie) Munn be appointed
MSC athletic director.
H ' L, H onored IPres. Hannah will also recom-
ete mend to the State Board of Agri-
culture that Munn's long time as-
Two campus fraternities, Phi sistant Line Coach Hugh Duffy
Gamma Delta and Zeta Beta Tau, Dougherty move up. to head foot-

- OP) - Republican
heir traditional dim
y of Gov. G. Mennen
slative program, pre-
lawmakers with em-
or and farm policies.
al legislative com-
May~Be
ic Head.

ment was stirred by the governor's
statement that the state would be
in the black by June 30 and that
he was presenting the legislature
with a balanced budget for next
year.
LEADERS contended that if ei-
ther is true it is because they pass-
ed the business receipts tax last
year in the face of the governor's
opposition.
"He didn't have the guts to
sign the bill, but now he's tak-
ing credit for the results," was
the most common comment.,
Williams half - hour message;
submitted before noon, was based
on the theme that state and fed-
eral governments must move de-
cisively to maintain prosperity.
He said the people of Michigan
and the nation are "profoundly
A disturbed by current economic un-
certainties and political vacilla-

' have been awarded best chapter
cups from their national organi-
zations.
Phi Gamma Delta received no-
tice yesterday of having won thej
coveted Cheney Cup as the most
outstanding undergraduate chap-
ter of 81 in the fraternity.
IT MARKS the first time in its
69-year history that the Michigan
chapter has won the award.
Of 47 ZBT chapters in the
national the Michigan chapter
. was awarded the Fraternity
Cup for the fourth time in its
history.
ZBT had previously won the cup
in 1948, '49 and '50.

ball coach. tion about solving them." Recent acts by the Eisenhower
--- -- ~- --------- ----iAdministration give the impres-
SPEEDED- UP PSYCH:-sion that 'the Defense Depart"
S EUY ment's future policy on drafting
men will consist of lowering the
Psychology Department number of men in 'active service
I and placing more emphasis on
building ready reserve to quickly
meet any threat on aggression.
TeC Most explicit evidence of this is
found in the President's State of
Psychology 31, a literary college perennial has branched. the Union Address: "theu seful-
Its offspring is a senior-graduate course which will give "an tess of new weapons createsne
overview of psychology," according to Prof. Wilbur J. McKeachie of; materials (that) permit econ-
the psychology department. omies in the use of men."

UNION, BUSINESS SPECULATION AROUSED:
Ike's Labor, Agricultural Proposals Re

Open only to students who have had no previous training in
the field, Psychology 181 was described by Prof. McKeachie as a'
"speeded-up version of Psych 31" which will attempt to tie the sciences
,.of psychology directly to the var-
iou areas of study in which the
students have done work.
* * *
STRESS WILL be placed on re-
v iew ed lating it to the various fields and
will include more of the theory
of psychology within the. fields
rather than the practical aspects

* * *.
AN IMMEDIATE fulfillment of
this policy came Wednesday when
the Army announced that the
March draft quota would again
be the low 18,000 that it was in
February.
Recent cutbacks in the Re-
serve Officers Training Corp
Program also are in line with
the President's idea of limiting
the size of the armed services.
As a result of b: report this week

By JOE PASCOFF
President Eisenhower's Labor
and Farm Messages submitted, to
Congress Tuesday, in which the
Administration's proposed revi-
sions of the controversial Taft-
Hartley Bill and the prospective
1954 farm policy received elabo-

nificant except in one respect, concerted activity within the ley among labor and Congi-es- the flexible or sliding scale of price stressed in the less concentrated by Arthur S. Fleming, Director of
that being that no strike can take meaning of thisact." sional leaders have been varied. supports to cure the nation's chief course. the Office of Defense Mobilization
place without a secret ballot un- This doesn't mean that the John L. Lewis, president of the agricultural problem of "unbal- This will be possible, Prof. which asked for speedy action on
strike is illegal but that the Na- United Mine Workers said "a anced farm production, resulting hi epib e a military reserve program
der government auspices. tional Labor Relations Board few piddling amendments won't in specific surpluses which are un- thes e explaned ecause necessary to meet emergencies of
wouldn't entertain unfair labor make a slave law palatable to avoidable under the present rigid m estudentswill of neesiyes hise ofpril, esie
Regarding the desireability of +, more experienced and well-vers- Eisenhower formulated a new pt-
the proposed secret ballot, Prof. practice charges against the em- free-born citizens. price supports." ed in their fields and will be. icy for all Federal defense agen
Haber said, "most labor relations ployer. Moreover, the employer Representative Samuel K. M- Large stocks accumulate be- edri treldsan willebe cyes, all Fheral dene an-
__ __ could discharge the union officers Connell (R-Penn.) expressed an cause the price supports in effect p e-.Lve -- - -.j.

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