THE GOP AND
THE FARM DILEMMA
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Latest Deadlin~e in the State
VOL. LXIV, No. 98 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1954
SAC Study Group
Passes SEC Plan
To Chart Details of Government
Duties, Composition for Report
By BECKY CONRAD
Thorough student government reorganization moved out of the
area of speculation yesterday as the Student Affairs Study Committee
unanimously endorsed a plan for a central Student Executive Com-
Charting the outline of responsibility to the all-encompassing
student government the study group plans to take up questions of SEC
representation and number of members at sessions in the immediate
* * * *
THE COMMITTEE last week got the "green light" to study
the whole area of student government from University President
Harlan H. Hatcher. A final report from the group is expected in April.
Under the adopted plan, both
']( /I' eelected representatives and "ex-
VI II I perienced" members would find
Bricker s Pro osalFails
5042 Count Hits
ate voted 50-42 yesterday to re-
ject the heart of the controversial
Bricker amendment to curb the
president's treaty-making powers.
It also defeated, 74-18, a motion
of Sen. Morse (Ind.-Ore.) to send
the whole burning issue back to
the Judiciary Committee for fur-
THE REJECTED section would
have changed the Constitution to
provide that no treaty or interna-
tional agreement could becomeef-
fective as domestic law without
Before the vote, Sen. Bricker
(R-Ohio) declared that action
on this section "will justly be
interpreted as a vote for or
against the substance of my
Spring fever in reverse hit
the campus at midnight yes-
terday when between 75 and
100 South Quad men challeng-
ed EasthQuadders to a snow-
Joy over the recent snow f all
continued to spread eastward
and Washtenaw Ave fraternity
men joined in the fun which
most men described as "horse-
!Driving Ban Lift
Hatcher Gives Reasons for Regents'
Continued Failure To Act on Proposal
By PHIL DOUGLIS
Undefeated in nine straight
games, Michigan's hockey team
faces its most rugged test of the
season this weekend as Minneso-
ta's Golden Gophers invade the
Coliseum for a two game series.
The 11 man Wolverine squad
must gain at least a tie in one
of the 'games in order to clinch a
bid td the NCAA playoffs at Colo-
rado Springs next month.
* * *
,TWENTY-FIVE hundred unre-
served tickets for both games will
go on sale at 8:30 this morning at
the Ferry Field Athletic Adminis-
tration Building, and tickets will
continue to be sold until the sup-
ply is exhausted. Tonight's tilt
is scheduled for 8:00, while to-
morrow's game will be played at
3:30 in the afternoon. Sellout
crowd's are expected for both con-
Johnny Mariucci's Gophers
currently rule the Western
Hockey League as a result of a
two game sweep from Denver
earlier this week, and are rid-
ing high on the crest of a twelve
game winning streak.
The last team to halt the ram-
pant Gophers was Michigan, when
Doug Mullen slammed home a
goal with two and a half minutes
left, to down Minnesota, 4-3, back
on January 16th in Minneapolis.
:.s * s
THE PREVIOUS night Minne-
sota won, 5-4, when Dick Dough-
erty broke a tie with only 20 sec-
onds left to play.
Thus the only blemishes on
the Gopher's league slate have
been a tie with North Dakota,
and the loss to Michigan. The
only other Gopher defeats were
non-league losses to the St.
Boniface Bonnies, the defend-
ing Canadian college champs.
See LEAGUE, Page 3
a place on SEC.
However, the study committee
will delve into problems of elec-
tion and proportion of student
"experts" and elected members to
serve on the all-student Commit.-
Present Student Affairs Com-
mittee numbers eight faculty and
administration members and seven
student "experts" drawn from
leading campus organizations.
FUTURE meetings of the eight-
member study group will dig into
jurisdictional and functional prob-
lems concerning the proposed SEC.'
Methods of combining present
SAC and Student Legislature
functions and duties will also
come up for consideration by the
It was pointed out in yesterday's
meeting that the proposed gov-
ernment should encompass legis-
lative functions pertaining to stu-
dents and recognized by the Uni-
COMMITTEE member Prof.
Earl Britton of the engineering
college English department indi-
cated from 'eports he had gath-
ered from deans and faculty mem-
bers of six professional schools,
the skeleton plan. has received
support "in practically every in-
He added that most of those
contacted "liked the idea of a
combined elected and 'expert'
Study committee chairman
Prof. Lionel H. Laing of the po-
litical science department indi-
cated the group will study possi-
bilities of a student forum to air
Future studies of the group will
center on a joint board composed
members with review powers over
certain actions taken by SEC.
League President Susan Riggs,
'54, at yesterday's meeting out-
lined structure of campus coed
government as represented in the
POLITICAL SCIENTISTS DISCUSS IKE'S RECORD
Ike' s Policies Viewed k
By Political Scientists
By JOE PASCOFF
An appraisal of the Eisenhower Administration was the topic of
discussion last night at another in the series of Political Science
The three speakers were Deil Wright and Moris Ogul, both He said if anything else were
affiliated with the political science department, and Reo Christian- written into the Constitution the
son, a University alumnus and presently on the editorial staff of the whole question would remain an
Toledo Blade. issue in politics for-many years to
WRIGHT BEAN the discussion speaking on the administrative * * *
and executive segments of the government. He commented that the ACTUALLY the section was a
President has been quite success- modification of Bricker's original
ful in these respects. Wright com- clause, which was knocked out of
By FREDDIE LOEWENBERG
"There are alarming signs that
the Israeli - Arab armistice is
breaking down," Col. Basil Her-
man, military governor of the Neg-
ev of the State of Israel said yes-
Speaking before the Thursday
Luncheon Club of the First Meth-
odist Church, 'the Israeli states-
man told of highly inflammable
conditions in the Middle East.
"The present armistice is the only
Juvenile Court Studies
Problems of Delinquents
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles discussing
juvenile delinquency in Ann Arbor.)
By PAT ROELOFS
Of the 878 juvenile delinquents apprehended by members of the
local Police Department last year, nearly 170 were referred to the
Juvenile Probate Court for further investigation.
Referrals of delinquent, dependent or neglected children are
made to the court by police officers, schools, churches, parents or
relatives of the children on the basis of the degree of their offenses.
DIRECTOR OF THE local juvenile division of the Probate Court,
Harold Nielsen, outlined the creed of the court: "The Court is
dedicated to the service of every child who is in conflict with society,
and guarantees to such child the right to be dealt with intelligently
as society's charge, not society's outcast."
Following receipt of petitions alleging that juveniles have
seriously violated the law, the Court decides what procedure is
to be followed. If in the opinion of court directors strict measures
should be taken, the juvenile may be detained outside of the
county or in the Washtenaw county jail.
Nielsen reported that offenders over 15 years of age who may
be considered dangerous to public safety may be committed to the
jail in quarters apart from adult confinement. In many cases it is
possible to send boys to the State Boys Vocational School in Lansing
NIELSEN'S MAIN JOB in the juvenile court in relation to
delinquents is to determine whether adjudication or formal court
orders should be made. Procedure usually followed includes talks
with the youngsters, discussions with the parents or guardians of the
boys and girls, and talks with others concerned.
"We try to help youngsters over the difficulties. If possible,
we help them outside of formal courtroom hearings," Nielsen said.
mended specifically the fulfillment
of the President's campaign pledge
to revitalize and revamp the pro-
cedure and personnel of the Na-
tional Security Council so thatr
it is now one of the most import-
ant policy formulating bodies.
He also alluded to the im-
proved functioning of the Coun-
cil of Economic Advisors and to
the fact that Vice-President
Nixon has been most useful in
Commenting on the not so
bright spots, Wright spoke of Eis-
enhower's - unrealized campaign
promise to balance the budget.
"The 8% billion dollar cut has
not eliminated waste and ineffi-'
ciency to this amount but instead
has resulted in the curtailment of
certain services," he commented.
He further added that the change
of policies and men, budget cuts,
and a new'security program have
served to reduce the moral of the
* * *
COMMENTING on the execu-
tive-congressional relations of the
Administration, Ogul said that
"Ike's theory seems to be that the,
three branches are separate and
equal and one shouldn't interfere
with the other. He prefers to
make suggestions to Congress
rather than to slug it out with
Ogul further noted that the
President has been fairly suc-
cessful concerning his proposals
but that he has also missed out
on some of the more import-
ant such as the extension of so-
cial security, Taft-Hartley re-
visions and Hawaiian statehood.
He further added that the Ad-
ministration will have tough-
sledding on their ta*, farm and
tariff policies considering that
this is an election year.
Concluding, Ogul said, "Eisen-
hower has scored two major vic-
tories in the passage of the St.
Lawrence Seaway and the water-
ing down of the Bricker Amend-
ment . . . and 'is becoming more
and more a firmer party leader.
Speaking on specific policies of
the Administration, Christianson
noted that Eisenhower's proposed
farm policy and reduced tariffs
have met much opposition and
haven't been too successful. He
further added that he expects the
President to have excellent sup-
port in his efforts to maintain full
employment and a sound econ-
the proposed amendment in a
complicated series of votes engi-
neered by the GOP leadership in
the Senate last week.
President Eisenhower is firm-
ly opposed to changing the Con-
stitution as Bricker suggests and
has not endorsed any of the
milder substitute amendments
now before the, Senate.
Seventeen Republicans, Includ-
ing the Administration leaders,
joined with 32 Democrats and
Morse to defeat the key section.
Bricker was supported by 28 other
Republicans and 13 Democrats,
A two-thirds majority of those
present and voting is required for
Senate approval of a constitu-
tional amendment. As it was,
Bricket's modification didn't get
even a simple majority.
At YD Meeting
The natural resources policy of
the Republicans, judging by their
actions is "to nibble-to see how
much they can get away from the
public and give to private inter-
ests," Charles W. Eliot, former
Executive Director of the Natural
Resources Planning Board, charg-
ed last night in a speech to cam-
pus' Young Democrats.
Eliot in his talk on the "Natur-
*al Resource Policy of the Demo-
crats and Republicans," contrast-
ed the Republican "nibble policy"
to the Democrat's broad plan for
public control. He added however,
"I frankly don't know if the Re-
publicans have any natural re-
sources policy, since their main
policy seems to be to keep'the peo-
ple in the dark."
Seen For Future
By PAUL LADAS
Prospects for the expansion of I
the automotive engineering de-
partment and other facilities of
the Engineering College appeared
brighter when it was reported yes-
terday that a drive was being wag-
ed to have the State Legislature
consider a five-year Engineering
College expansion program that
would cost approximately $10,-
The program would consist of
establishing automotive and pro-
pulsion laboratories on 80 of the
347 acres of the North Campus
area for purposes of education and,
* * *
UP TO THE present, plans by'
the Engineering College for ex-
panding to the North Campus
amounted to $800,000. Appropria-
tions for that amount had been re-
quested from the Legislature early
Complementing these efforts
was the unconfirmed report by
Prof. Walter E. Lay, of the Uni-
versity's automotive' research
department, that the Board of
Regents had passed or was high-
considering the ' program. Prof.
Lay added that "prospect for
getting the first unit which will
cost about $1,000,000 look good."
The drive was launched by the
Industrial Committee for Univer-
sity of Michigan Engineering Lab-
oratories yesterday in Detroit.
This group is composed of such
major. automotive industrialists as
William H. Graves, vice-president
of Packard Motors, C. L. McCuen,
vice-president of General Motors,
and E. S. MacPherson, vice-pres-
ident of Ford Motors.
- *' * *
UNIVERSITY Vice - President
Marvin L. Niehuss, Dean of the
Engineering College George G.
Brown, and Director of Univer-
sity Relations Authur L. Brandon
could not be reached for comment.
Problems of Quad
Members of the Operation In-
quiry committee yesterday hear i
William Q. Warren, '55L, discuss
problems of the staff advisor in
Warren, a former resident ad-
visor in Gomberg House, South
Quad, spoke to the committee on
general house spirit and activities.
By JON SOBELOFF
Proposals to lift or alter the
campus driving ban may lie on,
the Regents' table indefinitely,
University President Harlan H.
Hatcher said yesterday. -
President' Hatcher" outlined six
reasons which he felt have con -
tributed to the Regents failure to
act on the proposals, submitted
last spring by the Student Legisla-.
ture after they were approved in
spirit by a campus referendum.
SL PRESIDENT Robert Neary
'54, said last night that "if the Re-
gents don't resume discussions 4md
take favorable, action on one of
the proposals, I think it would
come as a great disappointment
to the majority of students.
Neary said he had talked
with two regents just before the
last Regents meeting and they
had indicated that the vote on
the ban change proposals was
postponed while they waited for
University administrators' rec-
ommendations on the problem.
The proposals submitted to the
Regents included three alter-
1) Complete removal of the ban.
2) Ending the ban for everyone
.except freshmen under 21 years
3) Driving permission for every-
one except freshmen and sopho-
mores les's than 21 years old.
* * -
PRESIDENT Hatcher said the
question of University driving
rules is "very complex" and added
that the Regents had given the
change request "sympathetic and
The president termed the pro-
posals "very fine work by the
students who drew them up."
Then he cited six reasons they
were tabled: the "overwhelming
parental oppositIon," tradition, the
local traffic problem, automobile
accident rates, a feeling that al-
lowing cars would be "undemo-
cratic" and fear that driving would
act "as a dispersal influence" on
the now compact campus.
THE "DEMOCRACY" argument
Candidates for 24 Student
Legislature seats in the March
elections may pick up petitions
from 1 to 5 p.m. daily through
Friday in the SL Bldg., 512 S.
Twenty-two candidates elect-
ed in the March 30 and 31 bal-
loting will serve two-semester
terms and two will be in office
Deadline for returning com-
pleted petitions to the SL Bldg.
is Saturday, March 6.
All referenda-for' the spring
election ballot must be turned
into elections director Babs
Hillman, '55Ed., by 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 10. The stu-
dent government constitution
requires a petition signed by
600 students to put campus ad-
'visory referenda on the ballot.
has by now "lost about all its va-
lidity' he felt. "I see the other
side, on the other points, too," he
"Of course," he added, "there's
no great internal pressure for
removal - a car's not very use-
ful in Ann Arbor."
The president couldn't say just
when the Regents might vote on
the tabled proposals to lift or
change the present driving re-
strictions, but said some Regents
might favor making some modifi-
cation in the driving rules.
It appeared yesterday that there
may soon be a student affairs
vice-president, and he'll be some-
one "close to the University."
That was the impression given
by University President Harlan H.
Hatcher as he discussed the vice-
presidency and other campus
questions at an hour-and-a-half
long press conference.
THE SILVER-haired adminis-
trator said he was "very much
pleased and also impressed "by
the interest of students and stu-
dent organizations in the propos-
ed new vice-presidential post, and
added he's "studying their repre-
sentations and the problems in-
volved with the greatest diligence."
"We all feel a person who has
had a very close association with
the University should fill such a
job," President Hatcher reveal-
"T' hope we will have some kind
of determination on the problem
satisfactory to all the people in-
volved by the end of the semester,"
* * *
THE PRESIDENT had a kind
word for the proposed student gov-
ernment reorganization plan, too.
The idea of including "stu-
dent experts" from the various
campus activities would give "bet-
ter general support" to a student
council and lend the "great
strength of the traditional cam-
pus organizations;" he thought.
Parenthetically, P r e s i d e n t
Hatcher observed that "Legisla-
ture is a bad word -it implies
law-making, not student govern-
"With the University's appropri-
ations bill scheduled to be writ-
ten in Lansing sometime next
week, 'the great silence' has settled
on Ann Arbor," the president ex-
BUT HE did feel that legislative
conferences had been "sympa-
thetic" to the University's needs,
And he added that in spite of
! what Michign State College's
President John Hannah may
say, he "doesn't think it's true
that University appropriations
are being slighted because too
muchmoney is going to MSC
The University itself "hopes to
move along bit by bit, while al-
lowing for proper standards, from
the present enrollment to return to
its postwar peak of about 22,000
in the next four or five years."
* « *
"HOUSING ought not to be a
limiting factor" for the enrollment
rise, the president continued, and
he cited the recent approved Couz
ensHall addition and North Cam-
pus housing for married students
as steps in the right direction.
"But we don't know how to fi-
nance new residence halls." Con-
struction costs have quadrupled in
the past few years, while residence
hall revenues have only doubled,
he said. With the revenue from all
COL. BASIL HERMAN
. . . Israeli statesman
link between Israel and her Arab
neighbors," he pointed out. "I
can't see what could replace it but
war or peace and at present itI
wouldn't be peace."
TENSIONSdare mounting, the
colonel warned, telling of frequentI1
truce violations and the uncer-1
tain life of settlers living on thej
borders. "The armistice commis-
sion used to resolve all border dif-
ferences, but now more and more
matters are being referred to the1
UN Security Council. This shows
a lack of faith in the truce and
in the armistice commission," hel
"The Arabs fundamentally do
not recognize Israel," Col. Her-3
man continued "and they are#
trying to eliminate it. What they
failed to do on the battlefield
they are attempting to do in
economic matters by use of.
blockades, boycotts and Oven
Meanwhile, Israel is stabilizing
her economy and should be rea-
sonably sound by 1960, the Senior
FALL OR SPRING?
Sorority Rushing Plans Evaluated
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
in a series of articles dealing with
the problems of fall versus spring
By GENE HARTWIG
Current re-evaluation of the fall
sorority rushing system by Pan-
hellenic is only the most recent
incident in 'a long history of de-
bate on the touchy question of fall
versus spring rushing.
The future of the current exper-
iment first semester rushing pro-
gram will be partly determined by
affiliated women in an individual
vote March 7 and 8.
*c *c *
iod to the first two weeks in De-
* * *I
WHEN THIS new time provedj
unsuccessful in 1940, women's
rushing was moved up to the first
two weeks of the second semester
and a second rushing session at
the beginning of the fall semestert
added. This lasted until 1945.
At that time the fall session
was eliminated and spring rush-
ing was moved to the last week
of orientation and the first weeks
Demands for fall rushing were.
from 850 in September 1951 to
1073 by the same time the next
year. This trend toward increas-
ing women's enrollment has con-
tinued to the present -with a
freshman women enrollment of
1416 this fall.
During the last two fall rush-
ing sessions out of the 792 regist-
ered to rush ih September 1952,
562 were freshmen and of the'1030
this fall, 740 were first-year wo-
* ** *
The International Coffee Hour'
sponsored by the Interational
f'rnmmittpp orf Tttpr-Ciiilrl will t~'i
AT THE TIME the change to present University housing units
fall rushing was made, Dean Bac- already pledged to back up out-
on told Panhel that it would be standing bounds, there is no way
OPPOSITION to fall rushing not silenced, however, and by April