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VOL. LXIV, No. 113

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 1954

SIX P

Berlin Student
LifeDiscusseld
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first of two articles concerning
attitudes of students in Germany by a former student at the Free Univer-
sity of Berlin. He is now studying on canTpus.)
By KLAUS LIEPELT
Americans have a standard, almost mechanical query whichI
they indiscriminately apply to all new acquaintances.
When asked for his hometown, the student from the Free Univer-
sity of Berlin perhaps may anger the questioner with a curt "I have
been moving around since the war."-
When he finally explains that he lived in the Eastern Zone of
Germany the immediate response is an expectancy of hair-raising
stories about his "escape to freedom." But it is this very preconception
that tends to hamper the flow of language.
* * * *
THERE IS A blueprint of the Easterner dwelling in all Western
minds whatever their degree of sophistication: He is chased, watched
in whatever he does, seizable wherever he goes. He -is brain-washed
and exploited; a hungry working slave, lacking the most essential
ingredients of life.
The stereotype is not actually wrong, but in its generalization
and stubborn perseverance is produces a deadly effect. It omits the
essential point that there are also human beings living on the
other side of the iron curtain. It is reality without the spice of
every-day life.
An attempt at serving reality with all the necessary spices is
difficult, if not impossible. For the integration-of the refugee student
into the Western set-up proceeds very rapidly: There are personal
adjustment problems of no small dimensions, there is the every-day
struggle in an unplanned economic environment, there is the academic
work which is different and demands concentration.
Funds from the Free University of Berlin bucket drive today
and tomorrow will set in motion arrangements to send two Univer-
sity students to the six-year olA German school for a year's study.
Exchange program petitioning will open Thursday at the SL
Bldg. and continue through April 1.
Qualifications for the program include: 1) student must have
a bachelor's degree; 2) student must have a speaking knowledge
of German.
WHEN, LAST JUNE. I returned from two years of study in
Western Germany and visited a friend in the East Sector of Berlin,
he discovered with pain: "You do not understand us any more."
I felt that he was right. It was at that time very hard for me
to follow the reasoning of his decision to stay at an East Zone
university although he was offered a scholarship in the West.
There are, of course, family ties, and further there is the com-
mendable position that one should pot leave the Soviet Zone unless
there is a real political need for it. There are also arguments about
bad economic conditions in the West for university people, whereas
the East Zone actually takes good care of its intellectuals. Finally,
leaving the East Zone seems a dangerous risk when war and Rus-
sian troops marching to the Rhine appear inevitable to my friend.
These arguments seem to arise not from conviction, but from an
increasing lethargy among the younger generation.
The necessity to comply with the official patterns of thought
and action produce dual personalities. There is a conflict between
See ACADEMIC, Page 6
JOBLESS CITED:
Counil upprtAsked
ForTwoProposals

Bill Leaves
' U' Capital
Request Cut
Same Allotment

Hatcher Speaks

Ike Blasts Democrats'

On Future of 'U' Income

Tax Proposals

Faculty Hears Discussion of Dorms,
Investigations ii State of 'U' Talk Fo Raise Xem ptions

By JON SOBELOFF
A bill recommending appropria- "Dignity and distinction" ought to mark the future progress of
tions of $11,695,350 from the gen- the University, President Harlan H. Hatcher told faculty members
eral fund for institutional con- yesterday.
struction including a $2,450,000 Addressing about 200 of the faculty gathered in Rackham Lecture
c fHall to hear his third annual "state of the university" message, Pres-
sice for building purposes at the ident Hatcher touched on topics ranging from the need for more dor-
University was introduced by the mitories to the problem of impending Congressional investigations.
State Senate Appropriations Com- * * * *
mittee yesterday. "THE BEST WAY to preserve our freedom is to go on freely and
* * * proudly exercising those freedoms," 'the president said.

J.-

EIGHT and one-half million
more is earmarked by the bill forj
construction of state hopsitals, the
money to come from the hospital
bond issue fund.
The hospital bond issue mon-
ey compares with $14,300,000
recommended by Williams.
The committee's general fund,
grant compares with $14,500,000
recommended by Gov. G. Mennen
Williams and the $9,2000,00 ap-

Board Ass
Student Idea,

"And if anyone restricts your
freedom," he added, "I hope
you'll let me know about it."
Complimenting the faculty on
its calmness, the president said
"we have preserved healthy fret/
discussion here."

the Un-American Activities Coin-
(I n Jilous in He "ha " nofrhrcomment on
mittee investigation reportedly
By GENE HARTWIG scheduled to hit Detroit in May.
How students feel about suggest- On the problem of dormitory
ed changes in residence halls space, the president said "We arej
ed cangs i reidece all = ,, t ~snrof alrna ~s~~n~innl

propriatedcthis year*I in dange zmxn actoa
yr. housing next semester will be in-
* * * vestigated by the Residence Halls policy decisions on the question of
INCLUDED in the bill is a $2,- Board of Governors in a student!whether there is a place for stu
450,000 grant to the University opinion session tonight prior to dents to sleep."
broken up. as follows: their reaching a final decision.
The meeting was called after RECALLING the pre-war situa-j
Nine-hundred ten million for the Board postponed action Thurs- tion when 53 men in Fletcher Hall
heating and utility expansion, day on a proposal to convert and residents of the Lawyers Club,
$300,000 to rehabilitate Univers-FlthrHl(nw ouigm ) plus accupants of a few women's,
.$0,0 orhbltt nvr~Fletcher Hall (now housing men) Ilsacuat f e wmns
ity Hospital, $250,000 for a law for use by women permanently houses were the only University-
library addition, $878,000 to and to reestablish Chicago House'housed students, President Hatch-
start an automotive engineering {(now housing women in West er said that our rapid building
building, $100,000 for the North Quadrangle) for men in a part of since then has tied up all available
Campus development and $12,- Taylor House, South Quad. capital.s
000 to plan a social science and * *Now we house about 6400
language building. ANOTHER meeting on the hous- +

-Daily -Chi,.:Kelsey
VISITOR VIEWS OLD DAILY
hilipine Visitor Plans

Study of Stu

Michigan State College gets a
similar $2,450,000 under the bill
including: $1,500,000 for its new1
libary, $850,000 to start an animal
industries building and $100,000 to
start a utilities plant.
The capital outlay appropria-
tions recommended to the Senate
compares with some 14 and a third
millions the University had re-
quested for building and expansion
purposes.
In his recommendation to the
Legislature Gov. Williams earlier
this year pared that sum to $2,-
500,000 for essentially the same
purposes outlined in yesterday's
bill.
The construction bill ignoredl
the governor's request for a $1,-1
800,000 children's psychiatric in-
stitute at Northvill.

ing issue will be held after today's
session when the Board is expect-
ed to take action on demands for
100 additional units of supervised
women's housing space next se-
mester.
The proposals for converting
Fletcher Hall and reestablishing
Chicago House for men, al-
though withdrawn at the Board
of Governors meeting, will form
the basis for discussion, today.
Under the suggested plan the
housing space left vacant by mov-
ing Chicago House to South Quad
would remain " 'free standing' to
serve whichever demand is the
greater, with women having pri-
ority in the fall of 1954-55."
* * *

students and need to house &i
more, he said, but there is no By DOROTHY MYERS,
money for dormitories in sight. iv n
Federal funds might become Vising the Universi
available if national defense of a three-rhonth tour of America
needs ease though, he thought. designed to acquaint him with stu-
dent organizations is Emilio B. Al-
The University's "five-year er, a graduate student from the
plan" for improving and adding Philippine Islands.
educational and research facili- Although Aller has talked with
ties has been far from met by the officials of student groups as var-
present University budget bill now ied in purpose as the Young Adult
in committee in Lansing. Council, Students for Democratic
But "the Legislature has shown! Action and National Students As-
a very friendly and receptive atti- sociation, he has a special inter-
tude" to the University's point of est in the 4-H Clubs of America!
view, President Hatcher added. and in political organizations.
* * *

i

ACTING Dean of Students Wal-
ter B. Rea met with University

By PAT ROELOFS
City Council members last night
were urged to balk extensional
unemployment compensation ben-
efits to 26 weeks, and construc-
tion of a jet plane manufacturing
plant in Washtenaw County.
Presented by John Burton on
behalf of the county Industrial
Council, the two proposals were
drawn up in face of unemployment
in the county which is now affect-
ing nearly 4,500 laborers. The jet
plane factory cited in the propos-
al would call for employment of
n early 5,000 persons, Burton said.
* *
HE ALSO claimed that huge
funds have been accumulated by
the State for unemployment com-
pensation, and asked the Council
members to support a move to put
the funds into circulation by dis-
tributing them to those unem-
ployed workers who are in most
dire need.
Speech Opens
Campus Red
Cross Drive,
Kicking off this year's two week
campus Red Cross drive, Victor
Krueger, official national Red
Cross Representative last night
r. discussed the Red Cross as it af-I
fects students.
Krueger told representatives of
the different housing units pres-
ent at the meeting of the various
ways the organization might help
students and vice-versa.
IN ADDITION to nformation
sent out from disaster areas and
work done in the fields of Life
Saving and First Aid training,'
there is in Ann Arbor a campus
motor service which brings dis-

Umversit President Harlan H. alumni in Chicago yesterday to
governor'sediscuss the possibility of relocat-
acher eedro te ding Chicago House in South Quad.
recommendation "inadequate" at a
time when the University must Taylor House President Al
"move forward." Scarchilli said yesterday that

This attitude of "considera-
tion for our unique service" was
evidenced by the recent success-
Sful legislative pressure for Mich-
igan State College to withdraw,
its demand to be made a "uni-
versity," he intimated.-
The president said changing the
name of a land grant college to
that of a university would only
"add one morerdifficulty" in get-
ting "the proper use of the state's
resources, particularly at the grad-
uate and professional level.
Research here has been "a
source of great strength," but "we
are ultimately a teaching insti-
tution, and we would be the worse
if teaching took second place to
any other interestd," he felt.

Also discussed at the meet-I
ing ws a plan to increase the
Washington St. carport park-
ing rates to ten cents for the
first hour and five cents for each
additional hour.
Alderman Gene D. Maybee ask-
ed that the Ordinance Committee
presenting the increased parking
rate plan would further consider
their proposal. His opinion is that
the increase rate will reduce the
number of cars parked in the car-
port
Council members deferred ac-
tion on this and other parking
rate proposals for further discus-
sion at a public hearing on April
8.

Senate Approves
Gas Company Bill
A bill to exempt natural gas
companies doing business within
a state from Federal relation was
passed in the Senate yesterday, ac-
cording to a United Press report,
and sent on to the White House.
Passage was by voice vote after
the Senate rejected 52 to 25 a mo-
tion by Sen. Morse, (Ind., Ore.) to
return the measure to the Senate
Commerce Committee with orders
to hold hearings.

his house would not object to
the first and second floors of
Taylor being given over to a re-
located Chicago House but op-
posed turning over the third
floor on grounds that it would
be detrimental to the house.

AN INTEREST in politics even
got Aller fired from a government
job during the height of the Philip-
pine election campaign for gov-
ernor last year.
As editor-in-chief of "The
Carolinian,", official student
newspaper at the University of
San Carlos, Aller wrote a par-
ticular vituperative article blast-
ing the Quirino regime and the
Liberal Party Administration.
Within a week the law student
and a few of his newspaper col-
leagues were attacked in the col-
umns of the Cebu Daily News,
owned by Gov. Osemena.
"I was called into the univer-
sity rector's office," he related,
" "and was asked to write a note of
apology to the Governor. Earlier
that day, however, I had already
issued formal statements to two
bogdaily newspapersnre-asserting
my attacks against the Liberal
Party Administration and I abso-
lutely refused to withdraw them."
Just four days later the job Al-
ler had under civil service was

dent Groups
abolished, and the student-jour-
nalist began to devote almost full-
time work to the successful Mag-
saysay campaign. .
Campaigning in towns and cities
throughout the islands, Aller said,
"We gave speeches and radio ad-
dresses everywhere exposing to
the people the undemocratic way
the administration in power was
functioning."
STILL "definitely pro-Magsay-
say," Aller said the new Philip-
pine administration is efficient and
honest. "When I visited the Pres-
idential Palace in Manila before
coming to the United States all
the policemen and guards around
the palace did not prevent anyone
from entering. One could walk
right in to complain about or
praise the new governor-a phe-
Inomenal occurance in the young
republic of the Philippines."
"They even offered to re-in-
state my old civil service job as
audit clerk in the Auditor's Of-
fice in Cebu province," he beam-
ed.
His purpose in visiting the
United States, Aller explains, is to
study student organizations in
both cities and rural areas so that
he can set up effective similar or-
ganizations when he returns to
the Philippines.
A 4-H Club is the first thing he
wants to establish. "Most of the
islands are rural," he explains,
"and such an organization might
help check the growing juvenile
delinquency and turn young peo-
ple toward worthwhile activities."
If the government won't help
encourage such a club," he de-
dlares, "I'll just have to organize
one in my home town and hope the
idea will catch on."

Requests Aid
'For 'Modest'
Cutback Plan
Dems Program
Called 'Unfair'
WASHINGTON - 0P) -- Presi-
dent Eisenhower blasted the Dem-
ocrats' cut-the-income-tax pro-
posals last night as unsound, po-
litically motivated and unfair to
the great majority of taxpayers.
Declaring such cuts would be "a
serious blow to your government,"
the President told a nationwide
radio and television audience:
"In your interest I must and will
oppose such an unsound tax pro-
posal."
* * *
Eisenhower appealed for sup-
port of his own tax program,
which includes what he called a
"modest" reduction in the tax on
income from corporation stock.
lie centered his fire on Demo-
cratic moves, beginning with a
bill that comes up in the House
tomorrow to raise income tax
exemptions. House Democrats
want an increase from $600 to
$700. There is a movement
among Senate Democrats to
make even more of a taxpayer's
income tax-free.
Actually, Eisenhower declared,
"The nation as a whole continues
to be prosperous" despite unem-
ployment in some places, and con-
ditions "at this time 'do not call
for an emergency program that
would justify larger federal defi-
cits and further inflation through
large additional tax reductions."
SURPRISING even some of his
own staff members, the Presiden
made no criticism of last week's
action by the House in cutting ex-
cise taxes by some 900 million
dollars.
Eisenhower said he's as strong
for cutting taxes "at the right
time" as anybody, and he said
his administration has slashed
or is about to slash almost sev-
en billion dollars from the na-
tional tax bill.
But House Democratic Leader
Sam Rayburn, slated to make a
formal reply on radio and TV to-
night, said five of the seven bil-
lions in tax reductions were votes
by the Democrats before Eisen-
hower took office.
One of the President's main ar-
guments against raising the in-
come tax exemptions was that this
would free millions of Americans
from paying any tax and shift the
burden to the rest of the taxpay-
ers.
N.atioal

Chicago House President Kath-
leen Denmany, Spec., pointed out RefUges Escape
living in the house have indicated VIENNA, Austria - (AP)--
that they plan to return next se- Hungarian refugees, half stai
mester. and frostbitten, have escaped
A letter was drafted in a Fletch- Austria after a journey halfv
er Hall house meeting last night across Hungary highlighted b
asking the' Board not to convert gunfight with Communist po
the house for use by women. U.S. officials revealed yesterda
The letter points out that finan-
cial difficulties of some of the E
men might force them to leave READERS POLLED:
school if deprived of the inexpen-
sive housing at Fletcher. Fletch-
er does not serve meals and has MoCrarthy
a room rent of $125 per semester./
RIidway Sees Asked by]

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News Ideas
Daily Editors

ArmyrWhat would you do with Sen. Joseph McCarthy if you were a
We newspaper editor?
That's the question Daily editors ask their readers today as they
WASHINGTON - (R) - Gen. announce a campaign for opinions on how The Daily should cover r
Matthew B. Ridgway expressed the raging controversy over the Wisconsin Senator.
"particular concern" to CongressI As one of the most perplexing problems facing newspapermen
yesterday that the "new look" today, the presentation of news on Sen. McCarthy has been met in
military plan might make the varying ways by different newspapers. Many newspapers have adopt- ,
Amy'too eato facetup to. Rus- Ied the policy of playing down stories about him while others have,
But Ridgway, the Army chief continued to give considerable prominence to the Senator.
of staff, begged off from saying'
publicly whether he had recom- THE DAILY hopes to ascertain from the response to its request
mended sharp cuts in the Army a definite feeling on the part of its readers concerning Sen. McCar-
budget under the program. He thy and what should be done with him in the news columns of at
conceded a reply to the question newspaper.
might be embarrassing. Reader reactions should be sent to The Daily in care of
The general appeared with "Letters to the Editor."
other top military and civilian Space limitations have forced The Daily in the past to shorten
chiefs at a Senate Armed Ser- news stories on McCarthy considerably. At the same time prominent
vices subcommittee hearing onspace has been given the stories on the front page to compensateI
Ithe $37,600,000,000 military bud-If,. o h,"z + ,erh

Seniors
Tickets for Senior Night
dinner and play, scheduledfor
this Thursday, are on sale from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the
Undergraduate Office of the
League.
They are priced at $1.90 per
person.
Grad 'Student
Dies Suddenly
Richard Cristiani, Grad. died of
a heart attack at 3:44 p.m. yes-
terday near the j Romance Lan-
guage Bldg.
Cristiani was taken to Univer-
sity Hospital where coroner Ed-
win C. Ganzhorn performed an
autopsy. According to Dr. Ganz-
horn the student, a resident of

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-Continued im-
provement was noted yesterday in
the condition of Rep. Alvin M.
Bentley (R-Mich.), most seriously
wounded of the five Congressmen
shot by Puerto Rican fanatics, in
the House two weeks ago.
WASHINGTON - A Power
Commission examiner refused
yesterday to delay longer than
two weeks resumption of a hear-
ing on a 154 million dollar pipe-
line project aimed at relieving
- natural gas shortages in Michi-
gan and Wisconsin.
NEW YORK-The New York
Central Railroad will meet the as-
sault of Robert R. Young ahead-on
by putting all 15 members of its
present board of directors up for
re-election, William White, Cen-
tral's president, said yesterday.
The disclosure ruled out the
possibility of a compromise in the
battle for control of the two-bil-
lion-dollar rail empire.

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