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VOL. LXIV, No. 117



Regents OK

'U' Plans Study

tonstruetion, If f 4 q9 9 jf j fflf

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Accept Gifts
Award Hospital Activity
Unit Contract
Construction contracts for the Regents Refer S
Psychiatric Unit of the Childrer's Report to Ad n
Hospital and the central service
and stack building were approved
yesterday by the Regents. A proposed $2,350,000 studer
Regents also accepted a grant referred to the University's admir
of $148,000 from the Ford Founda- Board of Regents.
tion with other gifts bringing the The officers were instructedt
' k total to $261,541. eral problems related to the pr
The foundation grant is for a which has been studying plans fo
three year study of consumer be- which submitted its second report
havior to be conducted by the Sur- * *
vey Research Center under the di- UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
rection of Prof. George Katona ofthat discussion with the student
thepsychology and economics de-ha _isusinwihhsuen_

tu dent Committee
istrative Officials
nt activities building project was
nistration officers yesterday by the
to undertake further study of sev-
oject with the student committee
r a building sinve September, and
at yesterday's Board meeting.
* *
Rarlan H. Hatcher said last night
committee would center on factors
lof the building's location, financ-

'Merry Men'
Following the anti-McCarthy
drive instituted at Indiana
University which has spread to
two other Big Ten schools, a
group of local people announc-
ed that green feathers and but-
tons will be given away to sym-
pathizers throughout the day.
A non-partisan group "con-
cerned about Communism and
McCarthy's threat to freedom"
met yesterday to organize a
drive to distribute tokens to
"anyone wanting them." Full
details of future activities by
"Robin Hood's Merry Men" will
be revealed in tomorrow's Daily.

McCarthy Accuses Stevenson
Of Using Communist Methods




A BID OF $1,759,000 by Jeffress-
Dyer, Inc. of Washington, D.C. was
accepted for building the children's
hospital psychiatric unit.
Jeffress-Dyer was also award-
.ed the central service and stack
building contract on a $369,000
bid. The building will be con-
structed on the North Campus
as the first step in improving
University library facilities.
The Legislature has appropriat-
ed $470,000 for the prqject and the
balance of the appropriation will
go for stack frames and supports
on the four floors of the build-
ing, for shelving on one floor and
for equipment and architect fees.
THE REGENTS also authorized
the firm of Babcock and Wilcox
of Akron, Ohio, to prepare the en-
gineering design of the nuclear
research reactor tobebuilt with
the $1,000,000 given the Phoenix
Project by the Ford Motor Com-
pany Fund.
Grants accepted included $54,-
000 from the Health Information
Foundation of New York City for
a study to be made by the School
of Public Health.
Two grants totaling $17,900 were
received from the National Science
Foundation of Washington, D.C.
One is for the support of research
on the use of bubble chambers in
the study of high speed nuclear
interactions to be directed by Prof.
Donald A. Glaser of the physics
department. The other is for a
conference on "Multi-dimensional
Analysis" to be held next June.
From the National School Ser-
vice Institute of Chicago the Re-
gents accepted a grant of $6,300 to
conduct a study of functional body
measurements of school age child-
Regents Grant
Thirty Leaves,
Appoint Three
Thirty leaves of absence, in-
cluding 23 sabbaticals, were grant-
ed by the Regents at their meeting
Three appointments to the fac-
ulty were also approved,
TWO OF THE appointments1
were to the rank of professor and
one to the position of assistant
professor. The appointments were:
David J. Peery as professor of
aeronautical engineering, begin-
ning with the 1954-55 academic
year. Since 1942, he has been a
professor and head of the aero-
nautical engineering department
at Pennsylvania State University.
Alfred Fletcher Conard as
professor of law, also effective
with the start of the 1954-55
academic year. He has been on
the faculty of the University of
Illinois since 1946.
Dr. Luis Wilson Lewis as assist-
ant professor in the Department of
Anesthesiology, beginning April 1,
1954, and continuing through June
30, 1955. Since August of last year,
Dr. Lewis has been on the staff of
the Veterans' Administration Hos-
pital at McKinney, Texas.
SABBATICAL-leaves for the Un-
iversity year of 1954-55 went to
Prof. Preston W. Slosson, of the
history department who plans to
visit Italy, France and Western
Germany to compare political
movements and conditions in those
Prof. Samuel J. Eldersveld, of

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SL To Move.

'From Site
Next Month
Student Legislature's base of op-
erations will be moved from its
present building at 512 S. State
and relocated with personnel, of-
fice supplies and records three
times within the next few months.
As a result of the Regents ap-
proval yesterday of a plan to re-
move the present SL Bldg. to make
room for the new Union wing, the
Legislature will be moved to the
Student Publications Bldg. on
April 15. where it will set up shop
for ten days.
Following this temporary period
SL will be located in the Michi-
gras Rm. in the basement of the
Union until June, after which it
will undertake a third moving op-
eration to the North Quonset Hut
on the corner of East University
and North University,
* * *
IMMEDIATE cause of these
moving operations is the project
of relocating the Union heating
tunnel on the present site of the
SL Bldg. which must be begun in
April in preparation for the con-
struction of the new Union wing
in the fall.
SL will not be able to occupy
the Michigras room until April
25, the day after the bi-annual
Michigras activities end.
During its ten day stay in the
StudenP Publications Bldg., when
student government activities will
be conducted from the Conference
Rm. on the first floor, only essen-
tial records and supplies will be
kept on hand, according to Bob
Neary, '54, BAd.,'Legislature pres-
ident. The University will make
some provision for storing the
great bulk of Legislature belong-
ings which include such standard
office equipment as typewriters, an
adding machine, desks, tables,
chairs and light fixtures.
FOR THE second,* and third
moves of the semester only that
equipment which can accommo-
dated in the limited space avail-
able will be taken out of storage.
In its eight year history the Leg-
islature has gone through two pre-
vious moving operations. The first
was in the summer of 1950 when
it moved from a room in the Ad-
ministration Bldg. to a house at
122 South Forest. Two years later
the University converted the house
into apartments for married stu-
dents and SL moved to its present

ing and relation to the total Uni-
versity construction program.
He indicated that a meeting
would be held as soon as possible
with the twelve-member student
group. It is expected that the
study will proceed as rapidly as
The five-page student report to
the Regents asked for authoriza-
tion of a building project involv-
ing 55,000 square feet of space for
student activities and roughly 10.-
000 square feet of space for the
Office of Student Affairs and the
offices of the Dean of Men and
Dean of Women.
It asked that the administration
area be attached as a wing to the
larger student activities section.
, * - *

SLID Slates
April Speech
Norman Thomas, the 75-year-
old leader of the Socialist move-
ment in the United States, will be
on campus April 15 to spark a
drive by the Student League for
Industrial Democracy for interest
in the new student political group.
A candidate for President in six
national elections, Thomas will ap-
pear at Rackham Hall to discuss
the "recent economic recession"
and his answer to it-"Democratic
* * *

THE TALK is also meant to spur THE NEW AND THE OLD: The University this
interest in a series of discussions pus' newest building, the recently dedicated Wo
being planned by the campus SLID est, the Romance Languages Building.
on the subject of economic reces-

-Daily-Don Campbell
week celebrates its 137th birthday. Here is the cam-
men's Swimming Pool, together with one of the old-

THE COMMITTEE recommend- sion. Thomas, who is an executiveI
ed a student fee of $4 per semester board member of the national SL ELECTION PROBLEM
and $2 a summer session to cover League for Industrial Democracy,
the estimated $1,950,000 cost of will also speak over Ann Arbor "D s r
the student activities area with the radio stations W PAG and W HRV. b a o f n g ft dm -a h r n eo o k
balance of financing of the admim- Anatoofnmrubok, lie is fI is r c 13
istration wing left to the recom- gnat otnmru ok,___ __
istaton in let o te ec i- Thomas recently wrote "A So- (ElTOaRS NOTE: This is the first
mendation of University adminis- (cili,' ,it," (952 an no(EDTRSNTEfh:i tefrt
matio ofUds. cialist's Faith, (1952) and now in a series of three articles concern- Critics have broa
trativeoffi-ers. has a new book on civil liber- ing possible Student Legislature elec tQ the problem with
A bond issue of not more than ties. tion procedures. The first will at.
70 years duration was requested tep ocvrtemrt n Is a weighted ballot ax
to provide construction funds. Aiding In the publicity and fi- vantages of districting.) interest or class gr
Several alternate locations apart nancial backing for the program pllce the present H
from the Union and League build- is bookstore owner Bob Marshall, By BECKY CONRAD all-campus election
frgm teUggensandnLeuepuird-tjwho was one of the leading cam- Since Student Legislature be-*
Spwce limitations prevented con- paigners for Thomas when he was gan on campus in 1946. the most BUT BY FAR the
Spdeliitationss prevetdj n- h a candidate for President. batted-around criticism of student recommendation ist
sideration of sites adjoining the, * #* 'gvrmn a novdteqe-tricting system.
present student centers. (The acti.-*;,*government has involved the ques-trcngstm.
vities building project is in no wayi AS YET, the Student League for tion of how these representatives Tally of SL cand
nte b i ectpisin o way Industrial Democracy has not been should be elected. all-campus ballotin
ion facilities previously approved officially authorized. Recognition and 31, show. slig
by theRegents. u p will be requested in the Student toward the status
by thethRegents.err
The committee asked that ad- Affairs Committee meeting of LYL Re uests of the 31 preferr
ministration of the student activi- March 23. The new campus group, district representat
ties section be placed in the hands under recently elected President voiced preference f
of a student committee with busi- Art Cornfed ahas amember- ' rt List5S ballot.
ness advisors after the building is ship of more than 40. - Ardino ts ha

Gen. Ridgway
Lauds Action
Of Stevens
Group r o Study
Coiin er-Charges
By The Associated Press
Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis.) accused
Adlai Stevenson last night of us-
ing "thevCommunist method of
attacking" him and the Republi-
can party.
In his Milwaukee radio speech
he also indicted the Democratic
party for what he called "twenty
years of treason-twenty- deeds of
betrayal." The deeds ranged from
U. S. recognition of Russia in 1933
to the Truman Administration's
handlihg of the Korean War.
.* * *
McCARTHY said that Steven-
son, in his speech at Miami, "act-
ing as spokesman and defense
lawyer- for the Democrat party,
used the officially approved and
published Communist method of
attacking McCarthy and the Re-
publican party."
In support of this. he cited
what he called "the Communist
rule book"-a document from
which he quoted in i speech at
Chicago Wednesday night. N He
said this document instructed
Communists to stir up fights
between him and Eisenhower.
McCarthy said Stevenson had
complained that he had "referred
.o 20 years of treason" in Lincoln
Day speeches around the country
under the sponsorship of the Re-
publican National Committee.
Stevenson, in referring to Mc-
Car~hy, described him -as "a man
whom the Republican National
Committee sends around the coun-
try to sow slander and disunion-
in the name of Abraham Lincoln."
McCarthy, in his rebuttal, said:
"Tonight I shall place before
the greatest of all juries, the
American people, an indictment
>f twenty counts, picked at ran-
dom, which at best constitute
criminal stupidity-or at worst,
*. * *
IN WASHINGTON Secretary of
the Army. Stevens, approaching a
showdown fight with Sen. McCar-
thy, got a pat on the back yester-
day from the Army's chief of staff,
who called him a "high-principled"
public official.
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway,
addressing the National Press
Club, said the Army is proud of
its secretary and the country
will share that pride "when the
full story of unfolding events
becomes known."

alloting Discussed

ched solutions!
suggestions of
nd election by
oupings to re-
are method of
most popular
that of a dis-
idates for the
ng, March 30
;ht favoritism
quo although
ed the idea of
ion and three
or a weighted
ackers_ the dis- i

However, no one has ever in-
vented a plausible and feasible
lay-out of districts for three ma-
jor reasons:
1) How is the problem of off-
campus housing representation to
be resolved so that apartment-
dwellers, students living at home
and at Willow Village will get equal
voting powers with their fellow
students residing in organized res-
idence usnits?
2) How can large housing units
as the Quadrangle systems be dis-
tricted so that their vote will notI
overshadow smaller residences in
the vicinity?
3) The possibility of an inde-
I nna4 ~ln4.7c~i ~.r .


STUDY OF the project beganj
last September when the student:
committee was formed. Impetus
for the group's organization came
when joint Union League talks on!
student activities space expansion
fell through last spring.
An initial report was present-
ed to the January Regents meet-
ing after lengthy study and dis-
cussion with University officers.
At that time the committee was
given authority by the Regents
to proceed with its study and{
submit further reports.
During the second phase of its
work, which involved a survey of1
the space requirements of 150 cam-'
pus groups, the committee was as-
sisted by Gordon Hansen of the
office of Manager of Service En-
Although no definite committ-
ments have been made to student
groups, the building if approved is}
expected to be constructed with
areas for permanent activities of-
See PROPOSED, Page 4 t

The faculty advisors for the
club were also announced last
night by Cornfeld. They are Prof.
Arthur J. Carr, and Prof. A. K.
Stevens, both of the English de-
partment, Cornfeld- said that
they had offered their sponsor-
ship because they felt there was
"a lack of discussion in contro-
versial topicsson campus, and
that SLID has a legitimate place
here in providing a meeting
ground for such topics."
Prof. Stevens was a founder of
the cooperative movement on cam-
pus and has been interested in po-
litical affairs in Ann Arbor, as has
Prof. Carr.

if Members

Labor Youth League members
"would go to jail before reveal-
ing membership lists," Mike'
Sharpe, Grad., local LYL chair-
man told members of Student Leg-
islature's Culture and Education
Committee yesterday.

XL vu , ia ,nl LCua penaeut-affiliated split under I
trict method of proportional rep- this system.- j
resentation would solve the prob- -Not many of the defenders of the
lem of a Legislator's "responsibil- status quo Hare method deny the'
ity" to his constituents. advantages. of "responsibility" of
They claim the present Hare a workable districting procedure,
method of election from the cam- but they feel that such a problem
pus - at - large encourages unre- is almost impossible to resolve.
sponsible actions by the student Tomorrow's article will concern
government. the Hare method of proportional
* * representation at large.
ON!\ THE SURFACE, districting


He pointed out that although;

the League feels University recog- either by housing or geographical
nition would be an advantage they gerrymandering would ideally car- Ce terl
have ry out this purpose of placing di-t sgl

~ ~ A
Oaf ree resentation

.; i
,:: 1

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-Despite an Ad-
ministration plea that "We need
the money to pay our bills," the
Senate Finance Committee voted
yesterday to slash excise taxes by
about 962 million dollars.
This cut would be 50 million
dollars greater than the 912 mil-
lion reduction already voted byI
the House.1

regulations require turning in a rect iesponsibility squarelyoth' Next week McCarthy's Senate
membership list. "We feel that the nNthe ICW Io Tri investigations subcommittee is ex-
positions of our members would be spected to open an extraordinary
jeopardized.".! .. Te International Center is hearing to determine 'whether the
The committee had requested O e hou e sponsoring a special Spring Vaca- senator or the secretary is right
LYL opinion in connection two! tion Tour to New York City from in the multitude of charges and
motions requesting that the Uni- meet-the-candidates and April3 through April 10. counter-charges they have hurled
versity not require membership Ais et-the-s didtesnd i The tour includes for $50 all at each other
lists from student groups and that be held from 3 to 5 .m tonilor- transportation expenses, a stop-
the present requirement that a row at the Student Legislature over at the Roosevelt Hotel in Re tsW o k
recognized group have, at least 30 .dg. when SL will open its Pittsburgh, five nights at the In-
student members be lowered. Bdg.r wher SL wre-ltonpent ternational House in New York,
The resolutions, which were sub-! House. and all guide service and intra-
mifrom to SL as recommendations! Urging students to attend the city transportation costs on the
from the Academic Freedom Con- Open House Legislature offi- guided tours. The Beard of Regents sub-com-
ference held in November, would cials pointed out that the cor- Reservations, with a deposit of ittee working witl a sub-group of
replace membership liss ith a ing election on March 30 and 31 $15.must be Cetby Friday, the Michigan Press Association on
statement from the, organization's Illb rca n ihmn March 26 at the Center.
- will be a crucial one with many The tour is available for 39 the open meeting question made
faculty advisor that it has the re- important issues on the ballot. ## anhinformalsreportaatetherend t
quired number of members. __m__r______ssues_____hep_____ persons. an informal eport at the end gf
_______yesterday's Board meeting.
After accepting the informal
FRATERNITY BIAS: statement, the Regents asked the
sub-committee to prepare a writ-
j* ten report for the April or May
G rou T , t sL. i Z n t o nmeeting, University Director of
Goup To Fig-ht Discrimination n - said lasniht
Public Relations Arthur L. Bran-
BY GENE HARTWIG The Regents were favorably im-
sonality development already mdi- the roster of the board. No facul- pressed by the informal report,
A National Committee on Fra- ' cated by preliminary evidence. ty man at Michigan is included Brandon commented, but took no
ternities in Education was launch- 3) "Making information and on the board of directors. action on its substance.
ed this week by a group of college consultation services available to: Prof. Alfred McClung Lee, chair- In a joint meeting Thursday
educators and community leaders fraternities, sororities, colleges. man of the sociology department MPA and Board delegates discuss-
in New York City to combat dis- ;,student organizations, and the at Brooklyn College, was elected ed a plan for opening sections of
crimination in fraternity mem- general public. president of the new group at its
bership it was learned yesterday. 4 "S t i mulating con f e r e n c e s first meeting Thursday. te pess repreenivs.
In a joint statement the group's among alumni, undergraduate fra- **credited press representatives.
board of directors declared, "We ternity leaders, and college admin- C WILLIAM ZERMAN, assistant -rJT
believe that discrimination in fra- istrators and trustees to promote to the dean of men, said yesterday -U Engmie School
ternity memberships can and understanding of the problem and that .the objectives of the groups
should be overcome, so that cam- corrective action, campus by cam- seem to be roughly the same as Enroll ent Tenth

Department yesterday told Sen.
Homer Ferguson (R-Mich.) the
Bay City, Monroe and Port
Huron areas in Michigan are
being classified "distress" unem-
ployment areas.
They are being put in the
"group four" category the de-
partment reserves for communi-
ties having the most jobless per-
Finance Committee voted yester-
day to scrap the federal tax on
all regular season college athletic

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