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Freedom Limits 1U.S. Eastern

Here Analyzed

Policy Soon
To Be Stated

"Redbook" writer Andre Fontaine visited the University on his
tour of the nation's educational institutions and reported "Fear on j ulles eels V
the Campus" after talking to student leaders and administrators.
A survey of 50 Illinois colleges and universities turned up six areas i o U Preslent
of infringement on academic freedom.
These two studies are the latest in an ever growing series of in- By The Associated Press
vestigations which reveal a startling picture of the nation's campuses. Secretary of State John Fosterf
They raise the question of how this University looks against the Dulles was reported in Washing-
background of infringement of student freedom. ton to have obtained President
This interpretive article has been prepared to analyze University i Dwight D.Eisenhowefjs endorse-
regulations and authorities having the power from which alleged statement he will make tomorrow
infringements could arise. It is not all-inclusive in its scope but night on the Indochina crisis and
primarily covers those powers over student sponsored lectures and the question of recognizing Red
formation of student groups which were attacked in the Illinois survey. China.-

GOP Heads Spur
Senatorial Action
Speeded Legislalive P rograml Ainus
A t Reclaiming McCa riy S potlight
WASHINGTON- i-PRepublican leaders yesterda ,purred the
Senate toward action on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's legisla-
tive program in an apparent effort to reclaim the spotlight fiom Sen.
Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.).
Sen. William Knowland of California, the GOP, floor leader, said
he is trying to expedite committee action so the Senate can speed
up work on major Administration bills.
* * *
"IT'S OBVIOUS that if we are to hit our July 31 adjournment
deadline, we can't wait until July to get these bills before the
Senate," he said.
Sen. Homer Ferguson of Mich-
igan. also calling for a speed- Ajm y Feud
up, said he will ask the Senate
next Tuesday to outline a long
repian Plc omte
range schedule of Eisenhower
priority bills. -u
Neither Ferguson, who heads r-I
the Senate Policy Committee. nor
Knowland would concede that the
furore over McCarthy's clash with By The Associated Vres
Army officials had delayed action In Washington Sen. Mundt (R-
on the legislative program. Eisen- SD) said yesterday that as of now

Daily Managing Editor tion of
Two University groups, the Lecture Committee and the Student East w
Affairs Committee, are in a unique position of control over the aoseeie
political life of the campus and have been charged with placing eign A
undue limits on student activity in this area. House3
Deriving their power from Regents' by-laws the two groups mile F
work within a broad framework of authority which has been imple- the Un
mented by a series of policy statements and interpretations, to oppc
In ontrast to these groups, the Board in Control of Student Reds a
Publications has been free from charges of abridgment of student attemp
freedom arising from its power over the student press. china
THE STUDENT Aflairs Committee, which dates back to 1904 in nich'."
ine form or another, has the potential authority to severely curtail
all student activity including political life and expression.THE
A ped up
A series of SAC requirements embodied in the handbook Red fo
"University Regulations Concerning Student Affairs, Conduct and One
Discipline" regulate all aspects of student organizations including staten
recognition, approval of activities and denial of recognition, be tor
The handbook's introduction declares "It is the ideal of the ogniti
University that virtually every aspect of life in the University com- any di
munity should contribute to the education and development of the April
student. The participation by students outside the classroom and far as
laboratory in organizing, joining and administering student organi- cerne
nations, and through them their society, is an important element in I Dulle
the general educational process. tomorr
"Vigorous extracurricular student activity along social, study, seas P
political action, or governmental lines, regulated where necessary but
not restricted, is a healthy sign of an over-all atmosphere of free IN IN
inquiry and academic freedom . ." . lasd
And later it adds "Each proposed rule is evaluated by two stan- yesterd
dards-will it promote the general welfare? and will it promote the ed for d
educational process?" of thea
* * * *
SOME STUDENTS, studying the handbook and the record of Th
SAC decisions believe that the general objective stated at the outset 4Fren
has been perverted by interpretation of how each rule should be Frenc
Comments of "How will this look in the press, are not un. led re
common in SAC meetings when a program such as the SL- for an
sponsored Academic Freedom Week is up for discussion.-
And the last meeting of SAC heard preliminary discussion on
whether student groups intent on sponsoring political candidates in
the state primary elections should. ------ - -
be recognized. To this supporters of the rules
Although Eisenhower and Taft would answer that all of them
clubs gained the committee's nod are necessary to protect the Uni.
in 1952, some members argue that versity and its students from
recognition of groups involved in actions by a small group which WAS
state politics might prove embar- would be detrimental to the seph M
gassing to this state. institution. University or would be consid- Dwight
THE CHIEF COURSE of SAC ered as University sanctioned. appoint
* power over campus organizations SAC restrictions on last fall's of the
rests with its authority to recog- Academic Freedom Week drew'tohsI
nize groups, for no club can use criticism from some quarters for IDodhg
University facilities or function as their supposed harshness. Some inntis
a University student organigation provisions of the SAC regulation ticabli
until it gains this recognition. on the Week were relaxed after camle
Recognition, in turn, is based SL assured sponsorship, and the that pth
on a series of exact requirements balance were defended as being
which includes: necessary for proper conduct of In a
1) Minimum membership must the meetings . bower
be 30 students (unless a lower Within the SAC rule book "only
membership is consistent with the certain sections could be invok- tance"
group's objectives). ed which would limit student miss I
2) The organization's program, I activity. A brief survey turns up sel.
direction, offices and voting must rules which:

secretary's public declara-
U.S. principles in the Far
'ill be made in the wake of
s of recommendations laid
last night by a House For-
Affairs subcommittee. The
group, reporting on a 30,000
ar Eastern study trip, said
ited States should continue
ose recognizing the Chinese
nd declared that any Allied
t to seek. a truce in Ihdo-
would mnean "appeasement
ent to an Indochinese Mu-

-Daily-Betsy Smith
VARIED ACTIVITIES-Last night students -spent their time in many ways. For some all-campus

* * ,

subcommittee urged step- elections loomed in the offing wile otners spent time stuuyng
American aid to the anti-
rces in Indochina. r -
e effect of Dulles' policySa
meat, officials said, should
remove the question of rec-
on of Red , China from ' t Suggested SEC Plan
iplomatic bargaining at the
26 Geneva conference so
the United States is con- By BECKY CONRAD
d. oStudemn Legislature candidates are divided exactly half-way down
es will speak in New York the line in their opinions on the proposed Student Executive Com-
ow night before the Over- mittee, from their answers on a Daily questionnaire.
ress Club. Fifteen of the 30 candidates running for 22 SL posts in the
* all-campus balloting Tuesday and Wednesday replied "yes" to the
NDO China the war continu- query. "Do you favor in theory the proposed Student Affairs Study
tank-backed French troops -
out from Dien Bien Phu 5 group plan of the SEC composed
out fmien Biren Phs of seven organization representa-
ay at Vietminh forces pos- LISo gh ives and electcd members sub-
a new attack within 600 feet ldSeal I I ject to a faculty student-acminis-
Red-circled fortress. tration reviewing board?"
French command said y R o II
ietminh were killed as illy arI' 'N QUALIFYING their answers,
h foot soldiers destroyed * some of the 15 felt the SEC plan
ring of fox holes and .F PADUCAH, Ky. - - Former was "a step in the right direction
hes which the Communist- Vice-President Alben W. Barkley -toward a student government
ebels have been building announced yesterday he will seek that is recognized and respected
pother mass assault to regain his seat in the United by the administration,"
.. ......_..... _... ..__._._ - ~fnf Cnr.^ -x~.._._re..,.x ±.,, . ._

and dancing.
U' Co r
U Concert


hower has said this program willI
be the principal issue in Novem-
ber, when control of Congress will
be at stake at the polls.
THE California senator struck
back at an assertion by Democrat-
ic National Chairman Stephen A.
Mitchell in Gary, nd., Friday
night that because of the McCar-
fthv~rt ri'ho iif i l

"no high crime against the govern-
ment" is involved in the charges
exchanged by Sen. Joseph McCar-
thy (R-Wis) and top Army affi-
Mundt temporarily has taken
oyer from McCarthy as chairman
of the Senate investigations sub-
committee while it probes the row.

'wo arrangements for band
prepared by Prof. Clifford P. Lil-
lya of the music school will be
among the selections played by the;
Symphony Band in a concert at
4:15 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Conducted by Prof. William D.
Revelli of the music school, the
band will play Barat's "Andante &t
Scherzo." originally written for
piano and cornet. Emerson Head,
'57SM, will be featured as cornet
soloist in the number,
* * *
PROF. LILLYA and Harold:
Bachman, University of Florida
band director, made the transcrip-
tion for band of Cherubini's "Over- I
ture to Anacreon."
Ileard locally for the first
time, ".Cambodian Suite," by
King Norodom Vanman of Cam-
ebodia, will be played. A comn-
poser by avocation, the king re-
flects in his music the feelings

tIIt'Ik~i IU ~1~ UUUI ~ "'~ THE subcommittee had hoped to
; y - A r m y r o w n e d o u b ms i t r J n t arh ee v s d p u l chr z g
average citizen even recalls that i elsed pbic hoerng
the President has a program." sta weevised pu ld ews
"That is just a political state- next week, but Mundt told news-
mnent made for political purpos- men he did not see how this would
es." Knowland declared. be, possible since efforts to obtain
They never have had to opler- a special counsel to handle the in-
ate the senate when they lacked vestigation have been unsuccessful
a majority and they never have undt in i h
been in a position where the party , it-to p t s c
responsible :for the program had phrased it-to put the con.
respnsibe [o theprogam hd1froversy "in its proper perspec-"
only a one-vote margin in com-
mittees.'"htive," said that "no high crime
mitt ee <against the government" like
MEANWHILE former Secretary treason, disloyalty or corruption
of State Dean Acheson broke a is involved in the dispute.
year-long silence on public issues "Involved here at worst," he
last night to assail Republican said, "are misconduct and mis-
foreign policy. representation by one or more in-
He argued the results of such dividuals connected with the Army
a policy could weaken the great or the Senate committee or both
anti-Communist alliances "be- but, unless perjury is subsequent-
cause our allies would rightly ly committed in sworn testimony
believe that their very existence before our committee, no crime
was being recklessly exposed punishable by law is now charged
He asserted further that a dem- or indicated."
ocratic nation could in fact use - -
massive atomic retaliation only
against an all-out enemy assault neel iIock
,ilA 4' n Knf. nh '..nfnn


edge Quits
fdget Post

Mtates Senate.
The 76-year-ola Barkley said he
is entering the race this year, not
to gratify a personal ambition but
due to "urgent and sincere" re-
quests from the people of Ken-I

Others favored a two-to-one
ratio of elected representatives
to ex-officio membeis. (Since
the poll was taken, however, the
study group has decided on a?
seven-eleven ratio.)
A few opponents claimed the

and e ea o c
Barkley, who left the Senate in SEC would serve as an "example of his country, located in the ther Ifor wold nt' peve
HINGTON --(P) - Jo- 1948 when elected vice-president of the trend today to limit stu- southwestern section of the In- therefore would not preven
Dodge, who was President Ion the Democratic ticket with --do-Chinese peninsula, aggressions.
Eisenhower's first offic!al former President Truman, issued See pages seven and eight for Ocl
ee, is resigning ais direc or a brief typewritten statement list of candidates and platforms Signature a ey campus 1ce
budget April 15 to retun ending months-long speculation in the elections Tuesday and melodies written and conducted by.
banking job in Detroit. whether he would again enter a Wednesday Jerry Bilik, '55SM. Also on the
e,63, reminded Eisenhcwel* political race. _---P1P s e
letter of resignation of hiS dent rights." They felt the plan program will be the first local per-
oni to leave "as soon as prac- 'Requests from the people of 'i ould "subject student gove'rn- formance of "Symphony in B-
" after the 1955 budget was Kentucky that I became a candi- ment to more, rather than less, Flat for Band" by Paul Hindemith A general meeting of
ted and expressed regrcydate for the United States Senate 1 administrative control." "Prelude and Fugue in D Minor,' and additional section l
tethis year have been so urgent and by Johann Sebastian Bach, will be yesterday concluded the
thsya aebe ougn n n addt ihfeig represented in the concert by a Academy of Science, Arts a;
sincere I have felt compelled ear- against the proposal commented pecr nscripthonrt oy tersA
a "Dear Joe" reply, Eisen- nestly to consider them." the plan "puts too much power special transcription from the or- trs.
accepted the resignation --- - - and responsibility in the hands of gan parts. A resolution urging the
with the greatest relue- 1 P a few students and the review "Siegfried's Rhine Journey" Michigan and other prope
and said he would sorely R eds 3To See board which would be deciding all from "Die Gottedammerung" by or ties to undertake a prog
'Dodge's advice and coun- 'gRichard Wagner will be heard, investigation, on a funda
ehigh level policy questions,'" along with Sousa's "Nobles of the level, of the Great Lakes
G recater TiadC At its present stage of discus- Mystic Shrine," "George Washing- nection with its hydrologicf
Ferguson 'R-Mich), a sion, the study group has agreed ton Bicentennial" and "Stars and sical, chemical and biologic
of Dodge, said the budget UNITED NATIONS, N. Y,--4i- on SEC composition and a gen- Stripes Forever." tors was passed.
w had stayed longer than Thf Soviet Union will go into high eral outline of jurisdiction, com-
Iginal plans for a year's gear here next week in a drive bining present Sl and SAC axL
for more trade with the non-Cm- functions, "-, a 5 d"0-Lb

t small
Student UN
Mtdsemesters, illness and lack
of funds were the reasons for the
f sudden cancellation of the Model
United Nations Assembly meeting
embers which was scheduled here for yes-
ectures terday and today, according to Ann
e58th Keller, Detroit organizer of the
nd Let-h conference.

state of
x auth-
ram for
in con-
al, phy-
cal fac-f


be restricted to students.


1) Enable SAC to abolish stu-
3) A full-time faculty member dent sponsored functions atfriend c
must agree to act as sponsor. which conditions arise which are iector
4) The group must agree to usewhccodtnsaie hch re is r
h) Thie~g gro mst Areeito use injurious to the prestige of the
tesrie ofteAuditor of _ service.

Prof. Max Mark who was to
be the keynote speaker at the
session found he could not at-
tend when his wife fell ill, ex-
plained Miss Keller. Prof. Mark
when contacted Friday denied
he was to speak at the session.
Students from 13 out of 23 col-
leges backed out at the last min-
ute. "The closeness of midsemes-
ters was the reason'- given, by
many," Miss Keller said.
Also the Michigan Region Na-
tional Students Association, which
was sponsoring the mock assembly,
couldn't afford to send Clark Ei-
c'helberg2er, president of the Amer-


Student VL ~ i '.'----v (University." l - . ,_'
Student Oranization s. ustwrd
2) ]Prevent class or student boy- muitwrd
5) Activities of the group must 2)nPremng artudpntsb(y~ *4The Russian
not unduly interfere with primary y p n A W to Crditor that they willp
such action liable to University
educational pursuits of studentsU The Institute on Creditors' Rem- to the limit w
members discipevent off-campus affilia- edies has made lawyers better able nomic and So
6) The purposes of the orgaiza- ) vion by a student organization .toserve the public, Prof. Charles on Tuesday,
Lion must not be inconsistent with tio by asunoano W. Joiner of the Law School said Soviet delega
the roa edcatona obectveswithout SAC approval. ysedy nk ilakt
the roadeductioal ojectves 4) Make all organization activi-yetra.isywlakt
of theUniversity. e s subjct t S pproal. The Law School sponsored In- cil to make the
7) The proposed organization 5) PreentudentAC onfeenesstitute which ended yesterday aft- ness a discussi
and organizations with which it oa) Prevent student conferences ernoon featured two days of dis- obstacles to i
may be affiliated by name or oth- orsimilar group meetings without cussion on how lawyers can help and means ofd
erwise must not engage in subver- iSAC anctolicitation of funds creditors collect debts tional economi
;ive activities against the govern- -- - - - --oictto o u ds I _ .._.__ ___._____ _
ivet athes agnt Sthes ove- clothing, books, votes, signatures,
mert of the United States or the I memberships or subscriptions; or JUDIC PROBLEMS TOLD:
of these governments by force. o sale of tags, tokens or literature,
or similar group meetings withoutI
THE minimum-membership rule or in University buildings subject' 1 *
students who feel it limits the Rules of this type, held by SAC
possibilities of small political to be necessary for proper ad-
groups forming. They also see the ministration of student affairs, oI'rlofis NOTE: T'ihi interpretive article Is the lasti
faculty sponsorship requirement as are open to interpretations which 4oint Judiciary Council.)
a. limitation on formation of "left- can bring charges of wrongful By JON SOBELOFF
wing" !roups since they argue curtailment of student freedom. There's no "price list" for violations of Univer
that no faculty member would !!The Joint Judiciary Council decides each c

s have made clear
push this campaign
when the UN Eco-
cial Council meets
ate Andrei Y. Vish-
he 18-nation Coun-
Sfirst order of busi-
[on of "removal of
nternational trade
developing interna-
c relations."

Merry Men
A group discussion and for-
mulation .of plans for future
work of 'the Green Feather
movement will take place at 3
p.m. today at 617 E. Liberty.
Everyone interested in the
group is invited to attend the
open meeting.

; ur'ue c r LCAiWA 0t
Satisfie' With Curfews

By JANE HOWARD ican Association for the Unit
University Cinderellas, on the whole, don't object to the often- Nations, to the conference.
derided regulations which call them back to their residences by the
pi'esent closing hours. Sb o ,
Nearly all the 2,526 women which replied to the recent League ( I "" a
I questionnaire on closing hours, late permissions and the use of
League facilities agreed that "the present regulations involving Discount Plan
------ ..closing hours and individual late
'? aymi~cnnrnsa ~tha 4'rP~ l ' ij



s Issued for Violations

permissions are in te genera in- i
terest of all students." A plan to spread the Student
Discount Service from the Detroit
area to other cities in Michigan
DhSSENSION on this point is currently being studied by Stu-
"menchiey fom te 57 j r dent Legislature's Inter-Collegiate
women, of whom 24.3 per cent re- lations Committee
sponded negatively. The 632 soph-
- --_- The discount plan, which is coni-

ini a series abot the

-. ..omores questioned appeared most
Fiber, '54. The Judiciary does consider these questions, however, in satisfied with present rules-74.8

deciding whether there is group liability:
sity rules. How was the party financed? How were transportation arrange-
ase on its merits, ments made? Where was the party held? Did house officers know
s, But certain of- about the party or help organize it?
pretty good idea of

per cent okayed them.

feel safe

in sponsoring


THE LECTURE Committee, a
center of controversy several years,
ago when it banned a series of
speakers, holds control over use1
of University property for meet-,
inf s.

Judie vice-chairman Jim Smith, '54L, emphasize
fenses are fairly common, and precedent gives a
what they'll cost you.

Eight hundred seventy-seven
freshmen answered the survey,
with 65.6 per cent content with
the present contents of "Judy
Be Good." Sixteen per cent dis-
sented, and 18.2 per cent didn't
answer. Of seniors -questioned,
388 altogether, 72.9 per cent

ducted by the National Students
Association and was adopted by
the Legislature Wednesday night,
provides students with discounts
from five to 25 per cent in 25 cit-
ies throughout'the country.
Legislators hope to have dis-
count cards and information ready
for distribution to the s tudent
body in time for registration next

Giroups W'IlllHold,. '

SMITH SAYS typical fines for the most common violations in-
clude; attempting to purchase liquor with falsified identification-

SETTING GROUP fines involves many considerations, Miss Fi-
ber indicates. The groups past record, and earlier similar cases are
considered, but fines fluctuate according to individual circumstances
and the personalities and attitudes of the Judic members. she ex-

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