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> Tell Grant
Nickerson Cites
Political Reasons
Commenting on rumors that re-
search grants are quietly being
cut off from scientists about whom
there has been political gossip,
Prof. Mark Nickerson of the
pharmacology department told
The Daily that a grant of his had
been cancelled several months ago.
Prof. Nickerson, curently under
suspension by the University pend-
ing investigation of his conduct
in the Clardy hearings, said that
he knew of at a least a dozen
other grants withdrawn for politi-
cal reasons.
Two other professors questioned
did not feel that there was a treid
toward unfair and unwarranted
refusal of funds, while third agreed.
with Prof. Nickerson.
According to Prof. Nickerson,
the grant he held from the United
States Department of Public
Health was of an "unclassified" or
nonsecret nature. He pointed out
that the termination notice only
read, "It has been executively de-
The pharmacologist added that
he strongly suspected his political
beliefs caused the cancellation. He
continued that he had no way of
finding out as he was not told who
had made the decision, but felt
certain that it was somebody in the
executive department of the fed-
eral government.
The three year grant was to have
terminated in September. How-
ever, an application for renewal,
including a substantial increase
in funds, was approved by the sci-
entific advisory board. The new
grant was to have lasted an addi-
tional five years and totaled 85,000
Terming the present trend one
of the most dangerous develop-
ments in the scientific scene to-
day, Prof. Nickerson called the
basic issue the "restriction of funds

Says He Did Not
Get Informa-tion
President's Statement in Response
To Motion Made at Faculty Meeting,
Associate Editorial Director
University President Harlan Hatcher, contacted in Columbus,
Ohio last night; said he did not have and did not reveal any confi-
dential information concerning the three faculty members who ap-
peared before the Clardy Committee on May i1 in Lansing.
The President's statement came in response to questions raised
at the Faculty Senate meeting Monday.
At that time Prof. Raymond Wilder of the mathematics depart-
ment introduced a motion to establish a committee to investigate
the means by which the Clardy committee obtained information
regarding what a faculty witness had told the administration.
During the hearings, Committee counsel Frank Tavenner asked
Prof. Mark Nickerson of the pharmacology department if it is not
a fact that "you advised the University officials that you had been
a member of the Cotmunist - -

Party but claimed you had severed
all connection with the Commu-
nist Party."
Denies "Steamiolling"
Prof. Wilder's motion was not
discussed and was tabled after a
speech by the President in which
he said the motion impugned his
In, ,response to charges of
"steamrolling," the President said
that the Senate meeting was con-
ducted according to regular rules
of parliamentary procedure.
Prof. Nickerson said last night
he had talked with the President
and Marvin Niehuss, University
Vice-President, for two hours con-
cerning his subpoena.
He said he assumed the con-
versation was in confidence. "I
went to the administration to
avoid any unnecessary embarass-
ment for the University when the
press reports of the hearings came
out," Prof. Nickerson added.
Conferred With Others
During the testimony at the
Lansing hearings it was brought
out that Prof. Nickerson had con-
ferred also with Albert Fursten-
berg, Dean of the medical school
and Maurice Seevers, chairman of
the pharmacology department.
Prof. Furstenberg would not

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ittee. Prof. Seevers was out
n and could not be reached
ral professors explained they
stood that the intent behind
Wilder's motion was to
up "an unhealthy suspicionj
part of many faculty mem-
hat the administration had
confidence with faculty
he beginning of the Senate
g dittoed copies of that part
hearings relating to Prof.
son's conferences with the
stration were passed out to
ident Hatcher said he did
ow anything about the mo-
until a few minutes before
nate meeting was to begin.
ever, several faculty mem-
old The Daily that they
under the impression the
ent had conferred with sev-
ofessors concerning the mo-
few holds before the Sen-
President also said he did
y at the Senate meeting
wo professors had come to
nd told him they left the
=nist Party in 1951.
professors who were at the
meeting told The Daily the
ent had said this to the Sen-
d that they regarded this
a breach of confidence.
President, while denying he
t this point up before the.
said he does in fact hope
vestigations will show that
ree suspended men are not
unist Party members.
commented that this does,
an a change in criteria for
g the three men.
;he time of suspension the
nt said the reason for his
and the investigations was
ulty members' refusal to co-
with the Clardy Commit-

Men's Dorm
Slated To Go
To Women
Vote To Convert
Fletcher Hall
Fletcher Hall, utilized as a men's
dormitory for the past several
Fears, will be occupied by women
during the 1954-55 school year.
Due to a relative increase in wo-
men's applications for next fall
compared to those received from
men, the Residence Halls Board
of Governors voted yesterday to
make its second housing change
within a year.
Late last summer Chicago House
of West Quadrangle was convert-
ed into a women's residence just
prior to the beginning of the fall
semester because of a surprising
number of late women's applica-
The Board of Governors approv-
ed a motion two months ago to
continue Chicago House as a wo-
men's residence for one more year.
Fletcher Improvements Cited.
While making his motion for
the conversion ofhFletcher Hall,
Manager of Service Enterprises
Francis C. Shiel said that plans
for improving the condition of the
present building have been drawn
up and bids for the rejuvenating
job will be received next week.
'The Board passed Shiel's mo-
tion by a five to three vote.
Prof. Robert F. Haugh of the
English department amended the
motion to state that the existing
arrangement was only for one
year and that next spring the sit-
uation should again come up for
This is in contrast with the ar-
rangement concerning Tyler and
Prescott Houses in East Quad-
rangle which is under no compul-
sion for discussion next spring.
Opposition to the conversion of
Fletcher Hall was expressed on
grounds that a definite economic
hardship would result for those
men who need that type of living
Prof. of Oriental
Studies To Speak
Prof. Sahlomo Dov Goigein,
head of the school of Oriental
Studies at The Hebrew University
in Jerusalem and 'currently visit-
ing professor of Arabic Languages
and Literature at Dropsie College,
Philadelphia, will speak at 4:15
p.m. today on "Currents in Israel-
Arab Relations."
The talk, which is being spon-
sored by the Hillel Foundation,
will be held in Auditorium A, An-
gell Hall.

-Courtesy Bob Logan j
WHO'S CRAZY?-Author John Cecil Holm (center) and David
Clive play two ambulance drivers who are about to slip a strait-
jacket on Tom Tyrell as he discusses the ghost in the Drama
Season production of "Gramercy Ghost."
Students' Views Heard j
By Steering Committee
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an interpretive article dealing with the functions
of the Literary College Steering Committee.)
To present student viewpoints to the faculty and to improve edu-
cational policies are the main hopes and functions of the Literary
College Conference Steering Committee.
The committee, composed of eight members, meets each week in
the office of Assistant Dean James H. Robertson of the literary college,
to discuss educational problems and offer suggestions.
Petitions to become a member of the committee should be in Dean
Robertson's office, 1 20 Angell by 4 p.m. Monday. The two criteria
for membership are time for group and individual projects and an
interest in education.
One of the main methods of presenting student views to the
faculty and administration of the literary school is by voicing them
Sat the Literary College Conference,
which is organized by the com-
Cites Demand mittee.-

Sharpe, Shaffer
Not Penalized
Joint Judic Hearing Likely if Two
Cited for Contempt of Congress
No charges will be leveled against graduate students Myron (Mike)
Sharpe and Edward Shaffer for their appearance last week before
the Clardy Un-American Activities sub-committee, University Presi-
dent Harlan H. Hatcher revealed last night.
The President said, however, that a Joint Judiciary Council
hearing probably would be requested if the Committee asks contempt
citations against the students and if these citations are sustained by
vote of Congress.
Rep. Clardy indicated at the close of the hearing Monday, May 10
in Lansing that he was considering contempt charges against both
Sharpe and Shaffer. They were un-cooperative witnesses at the
University policy to withhold.charges of "conduct unbecoming a
student" against the two at this time was formulated on recommenda-
tion of a special four-member student advisory committee to the Pres-
Basis for Decision
The advisory group and the President based the decision on
three main points:
1) Lack of cooperation on a student's part in the hearings im-
poses different obligations on the part of the University than does
similar action from faculty members. Faculty cases were believed far
more serious and required more immediate action.
2) To impose "conduct unbecoming a student" charges because
there was a possibility the students were in contempt of Congress
prejudges their case since Congress has made no ruling on the ques.

tion. Therefore, while charges m
issued a citation, it was felt i
proper to ask the Judiciary Col
cil to judge the basis of conter
before Congress had.
3) The question of fitness
Sharpe or Shaffer for doctoral
green (they are both candidates
economics) was considered an a
demic matter which should be si
ject to the discretion of thec
partment and the graduate schi
and not to that of the advis(
committee or student judiciary,

Night be brought properly after Congress
i "

- - - - comment on wnetner ne had re- senate
See PROFESSORS, Page 6 leased information to the Clardy Preside
ate an
r ealso as
ew Social Fraternities The
N eluaiff,%brought
the inv
Delayed A t Least Year Ithe ti:
~the thx
I ~Commu
Jim Walters, '55, Executive Vice3President of Interfraternity not me
uncil, revealed yesterday at a meeting of the House President's judging
At t
ssembly that the IFC Executive Council has recommended to the Preside
ffice┬░ of Student Affairs that no new fraternities be admitted to action
ie University campus for a least one year. the faci
Two fraternities, Tau Epsilon Phi and Phi Epsilon Pi, have operate
etitioned "strongly" for admittance, according to Walters. tee.
"Since several fraternities were
*iewly reactiyated after the waO, O
We felt that we owed our alleg AND A NEEDLE
lance to them rather than to any
new ones," commented Walters,
who emphasized that the recom-
mendation was for one year only,
and at the end of that time, IFC
would be "willing to reconsider."
Ken Rogat, '56, spoke to the Final test run of the newly-
President's Assembly, asking their constructed Gargoyle Vending
aid in the sale and distribution Machine early this morning re-
of a proposed "thrift booklet." The vealed . six sub-atomic particles,
booklet, a private enterprise spon,- according to Larry Pike, '54, Gar-
sored by Rogat, Mark Gallon, '56 goyle Managing Editor.
and Jack Gallon, '54L, would con- The machine will dispense Gar-
tain coupons redeemable at local Boyles and 'Ensign record needles
stores for discounts in various
forms. Ifrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in
Still in the tentative stage, the rnt of the General Library.
booklet would be sold to students The entire machine is shielded
through campus organizations, by inch-thick lead sheets to pro-
"Students would benefit by receiv- test students and radiation sen-
ing free merchandise and IFC sitive faculty members.
would get a commission' on each But as an added protection. de-
booklet sold." said Rogat. !i n Tn K~,~p f. A -

For Teachers
The demand for elementary and
high school teathers in the state
is the highest ever, T. Luther Pur-
dom, director of the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, said yesterday.
Purdom was addressing the 13th
annual conference on Teacher
Supply, Demand and Placement.
A survey has revealed that there
is an estimated total demand for
some 6,000 teachers, he reported.
There are, however, only 3,000 new
teachers being trained and about
one-third of them will not go into
actual teaching, Purdom said.
Petitions are now being ac-
cepted for nine positions on
the Homecoming Dance Com-
mittee according to Jay Martin,
55,- committee chairman.
Petitions may be picked up
at Student Legislature's head-
quarters in the basement of the
Union, and are due by noon
Approved For

At this open informal meeting,'
the students, professors and offi-
cials express grievances and ex-
change ideas on the various prob-
lems confronting the college.
"Challenging The Better Stu-
dent" will be the topic of discus-
sion at the last conference of the
year from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today in
the Student-Faculty Lounge in the
The honors program and 'the
better studentsin the regular class'
will be points discussed. "Many
teachers address their lecture to
the average student," commented
Albert Cain, '54, chairman of the
Wright To Speak
Herbert Wright, executive sec-
retary of the National Youth
Council of the NAACP will ad-
dress a special meeting of the
campus chapter of the NAACP at
7:30 tonight in the Auditorium
B, Angell Hall.
Mr. Wright will speak to the
group on the significance of the
recent Supreme Court decision
against discrimination in schools.

Sharpe, Shaffer Pleased
Both students expressed gratifi-
cation last night that the Univers-;
ity had not levied charges against
them and said they hoped a sim-
ilar decision would come in the
cases of the three suspended fac-
ulty members.
"I am very glad to hear that
Shaffer and myself can continue
our education," Sharpe comment-
ed: "I think the decision mans
that students can attend the Uni-
versity without political qualifi-
cations and that it registers the
opinion of practically the whole
Shaffer said he was pleased
"that the University has decided
not to make charges, at least for
the time being, against students
who have exercised their Constitu-
tional rights."
Rea Comments
Acting Dean of Students Wal-
ter B. Rea voiced his support of
the decision commenting that he
"definitely subscribes to the idea
that no charges be established
against the two students at this
Serving on the advisory group
were Lee Fiber, '54, and Jim Smith,
'54L, Joint Judic Chairman and
Vice-Chairman; Bob Neary, '54
BAd, former Student Legislature
President, and Harry Lunn, '54,
Daily Managing Editor.

World News
By The Associated Press
House stood pat for the time being
yesterday on a presidential order
that left the McCarthy-Army
hearings dangling somewhere be-
tween temporary and permanent
The order instructed high ad-
ministration officials not to talk
to Senate investigators about their
discussions of the blazing contro-
versy between Senator Joseph Mc-
Carthy (R-Wis.) and top men in
the Army.
The White House made it rather
clear there are slim chances, if
any, that President Dwight D. Eis-
enhower will alter the instructions.
Presidential Press Secretary
James C. Hagerty told reporters
that "The President issued his let-
ter yesterday-period."
TAIPEH, Formosa - National-
ists and Chinese Reds slugged it
out south of Shanghai yesterday
by sea and air for the third
straight day.
Air force headquartersclaimed
one Red 1,500-ton warship was
sunk and one of 800 tons probably
The Nationalist warplane at-
tacks on the warships touched off
an aerial clashthe third within
a week. The air force said one MIG
was damaged while all Nationalist
planes returned safely.
Litchfield To Talk
About Indonesia
"Creating and Controlling a
Responsible Democracy in Indo-
nesia" will be discussed by Prof.
Edward H. Litchfield, of Cornell
University, at the final meeting
of the Political Science Round
Table at 7:45 p.m. tomorrow in
the Rackham Assembly Hall.
Prof. Litchfield, who is Dean
of the Cornell's School of Busi-
ness and Public Administration,
has recently returned from Indo-
nesia, where he made a study un-
der a grant from the Ford Foun-

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mnsed Via Machine

Goldman Dedicates Gift
For Music Department

Staff Edwin Franko Goldman, known
* - as the dean of American band con- Sebastian Bach, and features a
ductors, last night dedicated a picture signed by Richard Wag-
room in Harris Hall to the Univer ner, Wolfgang Mozart and John
The Board in Control of Student sity which will house a collection Phillip Sousa manuscripts, and a
Publications approved the follow- of manuscripts, letters and auto- letter written by Walter Schu-
ing appointments to the Ensian granhed nhotogranhs from many mann.



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