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VOL. LXIV, No. 133
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1954
By JON SOBELOFF
Faculty suggestions to excuse
all seniors, or those with high
grades, from spring final exams
t are being considered by the lit-
erary college, Assistant Dean
James H. Robertson said yester-
Dean Robertson said these sug-
gestions, along with several other
proposed answers to the problem
of providing "a meaningful com-
r mencement," spring from "the
general concern over the meaning
of final exams and the need to
get grades in before a printer's
A PROPOSAL by Prof. Shorey
Peterson, of the economics de-
partment, would excuse from
finals all graduating seniors who
have compiled a B or better over-
Prof.,Paul Henle of the phil-
osophy department would go
even farther-he sees "no great
damage in excusing all seniors."
Crowding of senior exams into
a few days is the main thing Prof.
Peterson seeks to avoid.
Names of those students whose
graduation is doubtful would be
left off the commencement pro-
gram, but diplomas would be let-
tered for them.
SENIORS with B averages or
better, and those in departmental
honors programs, would be ex-
cused from finals, and their grades
turned in early-they could be
given a special test during the
semester if the instructor thought
it was necessary.
Assistant to the President Erich
A. Walter said yesterday that sev-
eral faculty members have sub-
mitted calendar revision ideas to
the committee-"some of them of
distinct promise"-and that their
suggestions would be taken up by
the committee at its next meeting
a week from today.
The individual colleges have the
authority to set their own final
Given to 53
Men at Banquet
Tom Leopold, '55, and Dick
Pinkerton, '55, were sworn in as
the Union's president and execu-
tive secretary by Assistant to t1e
President Erich A. Walter ~at the
annual Union awards banquet last
A total of 53 award keys wy
presented by Phil Flarsheim, '54,
retiring executive secretary, in
place of the .absent Jay Stricklq ,
'54, retiring president.
THOSE receiving staff keys were
Bernard Bebeau, '57, Don Carlson,
'57, Wayne Cooke, '55BAd, Steve
Cohen, '57, Al Drebin, '57, Bill
Eckerman, '56, Gus Gianakaris,
156E, Tom Gilmore, '56E, Herb
Karzen, '57, and Merrill Kaufman,
Other staffmen who were
awarded keys are Roy Lave,
'57E, Bernie Levine, '55, Dave Le-
vine, '55, Bob Messner, '56, Kurt
Mikat, '56, Bob Raz, '56, Bob
A Robbins, '56, .Ron Ritzier, 156,
Harvey Rutstein, '56 Bill Sal-
isbury, '55E, .nd Jerry Schneyer,
Also awarded staff keys were
Jerry Schuur, '57, Chuch Smilliq,
'56, Burt w Stillman, '57, Bruce
Stiglitz, '57, Larry Walders, '57,
Ed Wiener, '57A&D, and Karl
Yoshonis, '56. .
Three staffmen, Bob Blossey, '56,
Gene Chardoul, '56, and Jim De-
land, '56, were awarded keys at
last year's banquet.
OFFICE AIANAGER keys were
awarded to Fred Trost, '57, Fred
Aengst, '56, Gerry Davis, '56, Dick
DeLong, '55E, Mark Gallon, '55,
Jerry Hays, '55, and Chuck Rivkin,
'56. Todd Lief, '56, Jon Collins,
'56, aprd Keith Pohl, '56, received
office manager awards last year.
Executive Council keys were
Four Students Named Consultants
On Clardy Hearing Student Cases
Formation of an advisory group on student cases arising out of
the May hearings of the House Un-American Activities Copmittee
was announced yesterday by University President Harlan H. Hatcher.
The four-member student committee will consult with the
President on general procedures or actions to be taken and will be
on call to advise him in individual cases.
* * * *
SERVING ON THE group will be Student Legislature President$
Bob Neary, '54BAd., Joint Judiciary Council Chairman Lee Fiber, '54,
Judic Vice-Chairman Jim Smith,
By DOROTHY MEYERS
University President Harlan H.
Hatcher reported last night he did
not know yet what policy would be
adopted toward two students sub-
poenaed to appear at the hearings
of the Un-American Activities
Committee May 10 in Lansing.
He further indicated that no
University action would be taken
toward the students prior to the
committee hearings. "I would not
want to judge them before the
fact," he said.
* * -
THE SUBPOENAED students,
Myron Sharpe, Grad., chairman
of the local Labor Youth League,
and another PhD. candidate in
economics have both indicated
they will maintain an "unfriendly"
attitude toward the committee.
Sharpe said he would "not co-
operate with the Committee in
any way." To cooperate with it
would be to contribute to the
"destruction of our Constitu-
He said he had spoken to some
students and faculty members who
were "very sympathetic toward
him," and not at all sympathetic
toward the committee."
None of the people he spoke to
felt any reprisals should be taken
toward any student subpoenaed to
appear before the Committee,
AT WAYNE University in Feb.
1952, the case of a student called
to testify before the same commit-
tee resulted in suspension and lat-
er expulsion of the student. When
Lorraine Faxton Meisner, called to
testify by the Un-American Ac-
tivities Committee during its first
visit to Michigan, refused to test-
ify she was immediaely suspended
by Wayne University's President
Later, in March, the Wayne
Council of Deans expelled Mrs.
Meisner for her behavior during
the Committee's hearings.
Sharpe received probation from
the University during the same
year after he had misrepresented
himself in inviting Arthur Mc-
Phaul to speak at a private din-
ner held in the Union.
McPhaul, who was executive
secretary of the Civil Rights Con-
gress, had been banned previous-
ly from speaking on campus by the
Lecture Committee. 'the probation
involved only ineligibility to par-
ticipate in any University activi-
'54L, and Daily Managing Editor
Harry Lunn, '54.
Announcement of the advisory
group came after yesterday's
revelation that two University
graduate students had been
subpoenaed to appear before
Rep. Kit Clardy (R-Mich.) and
his sub-committee at the May
10 hearing in Lansing.
However, the group had been in
the planning stage for several
weeks, and first was presented
formally to the President yester-
day by Neary, Lunn and Missf
There is a possibility that the
President may set up a similar
stand-by group on the faculty
The purpose of the committee
is to give counsel to the Presi-
dentfrom a studentviewpoint
before action oni a case occurs.
Until yesterday, the only policy
declaration on student cases had
been a statement by the President
last fall that such cases would
be handled through regular chan-
Presumably this meant the
Joint Judiciary Council would hold
hearings on charges against stu-
dents, although University regu-
Student Legislature will be-
gin interviewing for manager
and assistant manager of the
Student Book Exchange at 3
p.m. Monday in SL's temporary
headquarters in the Student
Pay for the posts, determined
on a salary plus commission
basis was $150 for the spring
semester this year (when the
manager and assistant man-
ager positions were combined).
jsIn the fall the book exchange
manager received $100 and his
Interested students may con-
tact Vi Hampton, '54BAd, at
Pro grain t-Hit
By MURRY FRYMER
Tearing into American policy of
atomic preparedness for mili-
tary purposes, Socialist Norman
Thomas told a gathering of over
1200 persons last night that life
s on the "transfer of con-
flict out of the realm of modern
The six-times Socialist party
candidate for President asserted
that "we must get universal dis-
armament (with only) a police
level to maintain order." The
threat of complete annhilitation
possible with the cobalt bomb,
Thomas said, means that Ameri-
cans must begin to think seriously
of using the power of the bombs
for life rather than death.
Angle as Letters
In 1949 by Condon Are Bared
The Student Affairs Study Com-
mittee last night considered rec-
ommending a four-day time limit
for a "stay of action" on, deci-
sions by the proposed Student
The study group last week had
agreed on a two-week period dur-
ing which the seven-member
Board of Review could issue noti-
fication of, intent to look into SEC
Oppenheimer Case Develops
IT IS SILLY, he said, to believe
that if war were started these
bombs wouldn't be used since "the
country that first used the bomb
DISAGREEMENT with SEC ac -I
tion might occur in cases of "ap-
parent lack of SEC jurisdiction
over subject matter or when SACr
moves would need "further con-E
ieconideration of the issue
must start within two weeks fol-
lowing original SEC action, ita
was decided last night.-
If no statement of intent was
issued, SEC decisions would go NEW IHC OFFICERS-Jack Kelsey, Stan Levy and Tom Bleha
into immediate effect. prepare to take office.
Members of the study commit-
tee felt the four-day limit would e IH C H e d "
give those affected by SEC moves 1 ev osen ea .
enough time to request reconsid-
eration by the Board.
Study group member Sue
Popkin, '54, suggested SEC sup- D e a K le R e ec d
ervision of the purse strings on
student activities instead of the By GENE HARTWIG
present University appropria- Inter-House Council last night elected Stan Levy, '55 president
tions to specific campus organ- for the coming year and heard its outgoing head Roger Kidston, '56L,
izations. caution the council to continue building the tradition of government
The study committee post- begun in residence halls more than 14 years ago.
poned further discussion of the Re-elected to offices they had held for the past semester were
whole SEC financial picture until Tom Bleha, '56, as executive vice-president and Jack Kelsey, '54BAd,
next week's session, when the en- as administrative vice-president.
tire membership is there. * * * *
NEW IHC President Levy is a psychology major from Boston,
UU~naffected IMass., and has served as president
- of Cooley House and East Quad-
ew ia rangle this year. Reveal Re ort
A former member of the Stu-
May Have Copies
WASHINGTON - (A) - The
strange case of Dr. J. Robert Op-
penheimer, who directed the
building of the first atomic bomb
and now is cut off from all atomic
secrets, developed a strange new
Another high ranking scientist,
Dr. Edward U. Condon-who like-
wise has been under fire on secur-
ity grounds--was quoted as saying
in 1949 that it looked as if Op-
penheimer was "turning informer"
in the hope of shielding himself
from Red charges.
* * s
SEVERAL newspapers yesterday
published letters they said Condon
wrote, one to Oppenheimer him-
self, after the House Committee
on Un-American Activities met in
1949.'Two Senate committees were
reliably reported to have copies of
Oppenheimer's testimony was
given in executive session, but a
portion of it "leaked" and the
Rochester, N.Y., Times-Union
reported Oppenheimer had nan-
ed a protege of his, German-
born Dr. Bernard Peters, as a
The New York Journal Amerl-
can and the Daily News said Dr.
Condon, head of the U.°S. Bureau
of Standards at that time, told
Oppenheimer in a letter soon
"One is tempted to feel that you
are foolish to think you can buy
immunity for yourself by turning
informer ... You know very well
that once these people decide to
lations leave provision for sum-
mary action by the Dean of Stu-
dents office in emergency situa-
The Faculty Senate has hadi
procedures for faculty cases codi-
fled for several months. Last fall
the Senate proposed and the Re-
gents approved a system providing
for a hearing of any cases by a
special faculty group.
On Art Theory
Lecturing on the pivotal con-
cept of the theory of art, Susanne
K. Langer, visiting lecturer in phil-
osophy, discussed creation yester-
"Creation is not a value con-
cept," she said, "the distinction
between creation and manufac-
ture has nothing to do with an un-
democratic evaluation," she added.
THE NOTED philosopher ex-
plained that every great order of
art has its own primary allusion.
But the principle of creation is
the same in all the arts.
In painting the primary allu-
sion is virtual space, in music it
is virtual time, she continued.
"The artist abstracts the visual
elements of expression," she
Mrs. Langer remarked that the
artist must have means to empha-
size the expressive norm-he must
uncouple the article from nature.
can win the war."
Thomas criticized the admin-
istration's plan for proportional
reduction of the military and
the idea of Universal MWilitary
Training. "If you want peace,"
he said, "you must end the in-
doctrination of men to accept
The 70-year-old leader of what'
he terms "Democratic Socialism"
spoke of the waste that militarism
caused in materials which could
be used for peace and scientific
genius which could be used like-
Thomas said he favored admis-
sion of Red China to the United
Nations if we could get a non-
aggression pact in return, includ-
ing the protection of Formosa.
"We can do better dealing with
Communism with Russia in the
UN than out of it. Similarily we
can manage Mao's government
better (when we have recognized
them)," he said.
The speech was sponsored by
the Student League for Industrial
Democracy. Thomas is a board
member of the national LID.
Eighty delegates from Big Ten
universities plus Iowa State ar-
rived yesterday for the Big Ten,
nic Conference today and tomor-
row at the Union and League.
Keynoting the opening session
of the conference today will be
IMrs. Robert Lindrooth, former na-
tional president of Alpha Omi-
cron Pi sorority and presently del-
egate from that sorority to the
National Panhellenic Conference.
Main business of the two-day
gathering will center around
work-shop sessions running from
9:15 to 11:45 a.m. and at 2 p.m.
where "The Relation of the
IFC to the University and the
Community," and the organiza-
tion of inter-fraternity and in-
ter-sorority groups will be dis-
Featured speaker at the 6:151
p.m. banquetstodayin thehLeague
will be Lloyd S. Cochran, chair-
man of the National Inter-Fra-
ternity Conference. President Har-
lan H. Hatcher will also address
the delegates at the dinner.
A general meeting of the con-
vention will be held tomorrow
The new bill signed into law by'
Gov. G. Mennen Williams yester-
day requiring all students at state
supported colleges to take a three-
hour course in political science be-
fore graduation does not affect
Professor James H. Robertson,
assistant Dean of the literary col-
lege, explained that because the
Board of Regents is technically in
control of the University, the state
law doesn't affect the University
unless it's approved first by the
The bill is actually an amend-
ment to a law that has existed for
several years. The law required all
students to complete a specified
history course before receiving a
In Grid TV Rules
KANSAS CITY-)-An over-
whelming rejection of the Big Ten
Conference's demands for a
change in televising major college
football games has been recorded
by members of the National Col-
legiate Athletic Association.
There was no immediate com-
ment from the Big Ten, which had
asked its members to vote against
a limited nationally controlled
program, essentially the same as
in effect last year, submitted to
an NCAA mail referendum.
Professor Ralph A. Aigler, Uni-
versity faculty representative to
the Big Ten had no comment on
odent Legislature and presently o n C arthy it public that it will make the
of Quadrants, residence halls revelations that have been made
honorary, Levy worked for two so farloksttae."
eventually becoming station WASHINGTON-(1)-The Ar- look pretty tame."
manager there. my's "bill of particulars" against 'Another blished letter p
Bleha, a sophomore and politi- sented Condon as telling his wife.
cal science major from Charlevoix, Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) he was greatly concerned about
is also chairman of the SL Hu- was made public yesterday, after Oppenheimer's state of mind.
man Relations committee. parts of it leaked out, and brought-
Former president of South from the senator's camp a charge rt
Quad's Kelsey House, Bleha has of "one-sided smear."-Frankfurter
been a member of the Quad coun- It appeared that the new rowlI
cil and was elected IHC executive could delay the start of publicW i A d ss
vice-president last semester. hearings.
Coming from Wellsville, N. Y.gs. *# *
Kelsey was also originally elected
to his post last semester. Before' IN 29 specific allegations, the LatGou
that he was president of South Army said McCarthy and his aides
Quad having served earlier as a sought by "improper means"-in- Hon. Felix Frankfurter, Associ-
member of the Gombrerg House cluding threats-to get special: ate Justice of the U.S. Supreme
and Quad councils. treatment for draftee G. David Court, will address the annual
The Fresh Ai amp tiSchine. The document asserted: Founder's Day banquet' at 8 p.m.
The Fresh Air Camp executivetdyi teLwyr lbdnn
commxittee and Michigan March- "These requests and threats today in the Lawyers Club dining
ing Band take up the remainder ofae believed to have been made Commenting on Observations
his time. with the knowledge and consent o me onrtOLseration,
of Sen carth on Supreme CourtLitigatio
Dedication of Michigras
Square Set for Today
The constitution establishing a,
new Engineering Council was ap-
proved last night by a group of
engineering students representing
various interests of the school.
The constitution included a pro-
vision for three council members-j
at-large. This was amended by the
group to read "three to five mem-
bers-at-large." The rest of the
constitution passed essentially un-
Procedure for petitioning for
member at large positions will be
announced next Tuesday.
McCarthy's chief counsel, Roy'
M. Cohn, himself a principal tar-
get of the Army's formal com-
plaint, promptly protested its pub-
lication and declared the McCar-
thy forces won't supply any fur-
ther information until the "leak"
has been investigated and as-
surance is given there will be no
So there may be another delay
in the Senate Investigations sub-
committee's public hearings, set to
start next Thursday, into the
Army's charges and McCarthy's
countercomplaint-that the Army
tried to "blackmail" him out of
investigating alleged subversives.
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Justice Frankfurter will speak to
an audience of Law students and
faculty and several attorneys and
judges who are attending the
Founder's Day celebration.
Founder's Day is observed each
year in commemoration of Wil-
liam W. Cook who founded the
Lawyers Club and donated its
building and the Lav School buil§-
ings. Mr. Cook is also responsible
for the Law School series of Cook
lectures that bring prominent peo-
ple to the campus for speaking en-
Justice Frankfurter has received
eminence as a legal authority and
jurist in his 48 years of service
as attorney, political appointee
and judge. He was appointed to
As a preview to the fun and hi-_
larity predicted for Michigras on
April 23 and 24, there will be a
formal dedication of Michigras
Square at 3:30 p.m. today at South
State and North University.
To be honored as "Michigras
Square'' is the intersection of
North University and South State,
SGetchen Meier, '54, Michigras Cen-
tral Committee co-chairman, will
*christen the plot.
THE DEDICATION ceremony
will feature a song written espec-
ially for this year's Michigras by
Paul McDonough, '55L. Although
the song has not been titled, it has
the theme "Come to the Michi-
bluehbeer will be served in honor
of the big, biennial affair.
Thus will be added another pro-
ject to those that have already
been conducted by committee
chairmen to remind students and
townspeople of the coming event.
THROUGH efforts of publicity
co-chairmen Peg Schaible, '54BAd,
and Todd Lief, '56, the campus
has been made Michigras con-
scious. Since Tuesday, students
passing the Union have been con-
scious of the giant Michiworm ad-
vertising the student - run fair. 1
A ten-minute television shove
previewing some of the attrac-
tions is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
the Supreme Court bench by
REVENUE DEPARTMENT STATEMENT: President Roosevelt in 1939.
'Payment in Kind' Taxable-Wolfe oratorical Contest
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'"Payment in kind is traxable in-
come," local tax collection officer
Ronald C. Wolfe said yesterday
commenting on reports that fra-
ternity and sorority kitchen help
tax purposes as any flow of wealth pletely declaring their incomes on
to a person in money or in kind their tax returns.!
for services rendered or as a re- Classified as domestic help, their
turn on capital. employers are not required to
According to Francis C. Shiel, withhold tax from their paychecks
Joe Whiteman, '56, won the lo-
cal contest of the Northern Ora-
torical League yesterday.
Whiteman will represent the
University in the annual North-