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VOL. LXV, No.47 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1954

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'U' To Request
Funds from State
$3,680,000 Needed for Construction
Of Planned Undergraduate Library
By JIM DYGERT
University Vice-P'esident Wilbur K. Pierpont was authorized by
the Regents yesterday to request $3,680,000 from the State Legislature
for construction of an Undergraduate Library.
Pierpont plans to have the estimated cost along with a statement
explaining the need and concept of the library to the state budget of-
fice sometime this month for presentation to the Legislature.
To be located at the present site of the Engineering Automotive
Laboratory, the new library will be a five-story structure-three floors
above ground and two basements - according to preliminary plans
drawn up by a committee under the direction of Library Director
Frederick H. Wagman.
To Hold 150,000 Books
Approximately 150,000 volumes will fill the undergraduate reading
rooms of the uppermost three
floors.
G uts, t Pants Basements will include 225,000
volumes' for engineering studies
A cce tedand research and will be known as
the Engineering Library. How-
ever, one undergraduate reading
groom will be included in the first
By Regents
} { basement.
Planned strictly for undergradu-
A total of $66,615.40 in gifts and ate students, the Undergraduate
grants was accepted by the Uni- Library will seat approximately,
versity Board of Regents during 2,000 students in main reading
its November meeting yesterday rooms and 400 in other areas.
Largest grant came from the To Feature Open Shelving
Rockefeller Foundation of New Scheme of the library will fea-
York City which gave $28,000 for ture open shelving instead of the
American studies in Kyoto, Japan,tuee ashelosedistaks.he
and Japanese studies in Ann Ar- General Library's closed stacks.
bor under sponsorship of Kyoto Designed to become the "center
University, Doshisha University of undergraduate intellectual life"
and the University of Michigan. on campus, the new library will
Lilly Endowment, Inc., of In- have audio facilities for listening
dianapolis, Ind., has given $10,000 to records and small meetingI
for continued support of its fellow- rooms.
ship program in pharmacy. A conscious intention to central-
Also accepted by the Regents ize undergraduate books now scat-
was $9,700 from the National Sci- tered among several libraries will{
ence Foundation in support of enable students to make fuller use
'Preliminary Studies of the Na- of library facilities in their courses,s
tional Astronomical Observatory according to Wagman.
Fund" under the direction of Prof. ' "More instructors could conductt
Robert F. McNath of the astron-, classes without requiring students
omy department. to buy texts, because of the in-1
Bonner Collection Accepted creased number of books on re-I
Regents accepted the Campbell serve and other undergraduatet
Bonner Collection of magical amu- books the library would have,"i
lets and charms by Prof. Frederick Wagman has pointed out.
A. Coller, chairman of the Depart-
ment of Surgery. The collection LAST APPEARAN
was accumulated through the
years by the late Prof. Campbell
Bonner. It will be housed in the"
new Medical Library now under Seniors
Approval was given to refunding
$38,408.84 to employees who hadf
participated in the University's ~
group insurance program, duringa
the 17-month period ending June
30, 1954. Refunds will be made as
soon as the amount for each em-
ployee is determined, and will «
probably be mailed in December.
In other business, the Regentsf
approved the appointment of Prof
David M. Dennison as chairman of
the physics department for a five-%
year term beginning with the 19-
55-56 school year. Prof. Ernest F.
Barker, present chairman, willl
have begun his retirement fur-'
lough.
Prof. Otto G. Graf of the Ger-
man department was appointed
acting chairman of the depart-
ment for the second semester of
the 1954-55 academic year during
the sabbatical leave of Prof. Henryx
W. Nordmeyer..
Appoint Visiting Professor
Prof. Lincoln Reis, chairman of

Vote To Deny
Pay to Fired
Faculty Men
By PAT ROELOFS
Associate City Editor
The Regents yesterday unani-
mously voted to withhold sever-
ance pay from Prof. Mark Nick-
erson and H. Chandler Davis whor
were dismissed from theefacultyj
for refusing to testify before aa
House Un-American ActivitiesI
Subcommittee.I
A statement issued to the press'
read "The Regents have given
careful consideration to the cases,
and conclude that the circum-
stances of these cases do not war-
rant severance pay."j
A motion requesting severance{
pay for Davis, former mathematics
instructor, was sent to the Re-
gents by the literary college fac-
ulty.
The motion was passed by an
80 to 85 per cent voice vote at a;
literary college faculty meeting
November 1. Severance pay forl
Prof. Nickerson, formerly of the
pharmacology department, was
not considered by the LSA faculty
as he was a member of the Medi-;
cal School staff'.
In faculty hearings preceding
Davis' dismissal in August, the
Committee on Intellectual Free-
dom and Integrity recommended
that severance pay provisions be1
made, according to Davis. This3
Subcommittee recommended rein-
statement for Prof. Nickerson and
therefore made no statement about;
severance pay for him.
Faculty Reactionst
Reacting to the Regents' deci-
sion, Prof. George Piranian of the
mathematics department, who pre-
sented the motion asking sever-!
ance pay for Davis to the literary+
college faculty, said last night,
that although the Regents closed!
the matter by their action yester-:
day, "The issue is not yet dead."
Hearing the news that he will+
not receive a severance provision
from the University, Davis said
last night, "The Regents' refusal
to issue pay compounds the viola-+
tion of academic freedom already
made by dismissing me from the;
See REGENTS Page 6

*I L F I".L XA U0..E- FiLiA 0J.1
Campus Leaders To Meet Monday
Will Make Plans for Balloting
By GENE HARTWIG
Daily Managing Editor
University Regents yesterday authorized a poll of campus opir
on the Student Government Council Plan, the results to be repor
back at their Dec. 17 meeting as a basis for final action on the p
posal.
Acting on a motion by Regent Otto E. Eckert of Lansing,
Board unanimously acknowledged receipt of the SGC study coma
tee's report and authorized students under the direction of the Vi
president for student affairs to seek student opinion on the plan bef
the Board takes final action.
Commenting on the move Regent Roscoe 0. Bonisteel of Ann
bor said the plan would be referred for approval by the Regents a
the referendum had indicated the4

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energy of the students indgetting

-Daily-John Hirtzel
TAYLOR HOUSE BAND LEADS STUDENTS TO PEP RALLY-STORY ON PAGE 5
Wolverines Seek To End State Jinx;
Capaciy Throng To Witness Contest

out the vote and their interest in
SGC.
Meeting on Monday
Student Affairs Vice-President
James A. Lewis said yesterday that
he is calling a Monday meeting of
the leaders of the seven major ac-
tivities, the Student Legislature
cabinet and the four faculty and
three alumni members of the SGC
study committee to work out the
most feasible' plan for a poll.
Commenting on the unexpected
Regental action Lewis said, "The
}Regents were unwilling to act un-
til students had voted and the re-
sults brought back to them."
It had been expected that the
Regets ouldgiv tenatie-

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By DAVE LIVINGSTON proval of the plan pending the out-
Daily sports Editor At the same time the Wolverines as the Big Ten's leading defensive come of an all-campus referen-
Michigan attempts to end ftour' must come out on top if they are team, but will play for the second dum.
years of frustration as it faces vic- to retain any Big Ten title and Rose straight week without its finest Students Must Approve
tory-starved Michigan State at 1:30 Bowl hopes. linebacker, Jim Bates, who is still Under the present arrangement
p.m. today. Both Teams "U" recovering from a siege of glandu- I
Largest crowd to watch any foot- Both Veams are "up" for the lar fever in Health Service. B t a phapprove the SGC plan, refer it
ball game in the nation so far this contest, and it's anybody's guess With Tony ranoif and Jerry back to the Regents for action at
rWilliams out foi' the season. Ed j'hi e.1 meigad e
season, 97,239 fans, will jam main- as to whether Michigan can de- iyisutar t aorEtheir Dec. 17 meeting and, de-
moth Michigan Stadium when the vise a defense that will stop the hey will start at righ half for pending upon the outcome, hold
Wolverines and Spartans resume State attack which really got roll-rdelections for SGC early next se-
one of the gridiron's bitterest rival- ing in last week's 54-6 rout of center, while Tom Maentz will con- iester.
tnehis duties at right end.
ies. Washington State. Rest of the isneup remains the Meanwhile Student Legislature
MSC Favored That contest did wonders for the ses t wek' s t r will continue as the official stu-
Spartans. who will ne trying to Spartan morale. which was at an same as last week s with Ron Kra- dent government on campus.
do something no other Michigan understandably low ebb after los- meR at t e other end, Art Walker President Harlan H. Hatcher
State team has ever done-cdown ing four games by one touchdown y opened discussion of the SGC plan
Michigan five straight times-are or less to a quartet of the mid- See MSC, Page 3 at the meeting with a statement
rated slight favorites in suite of west's best teams. giving background of the work of
their comparatively inferior rec- Iowa edged Michigan State 14- n-s the study committee in acting on
ord. 10, Wisconsin 6-0, Notre Dame 20- 1I. O'a S suggestions made by the Regents'
For Coach Duffy Daugherty's 19. and Minnesota 19-13, while Pur- study committee at their Septem-
Spartans, last year's Rose Bowl due managed to roll up a 27-13 Jourinl ists ber meeting.
champs classed as one of the margin. State's only victory pre- The president emphasized that
country's top powers at the out- vious to last week's came at the t' ft"1 1 the plan was being brought to the
set of this season, a win would expense of Indiana, 21-14. i1' e sotsn Regents for further consideration
salvage much lost pre.tige result- 'M' Defense Tops - and suggestions, not necessarily
ing from their current 2-5 record. Michigan maintains its position Special to The Daily for acceptance or rejection.
COLUMBUS-During ceremonies Vice-President Lewis then ex-
here yesterday in a session of Sig- plained more of the work of the
ma Delta Chi, professional jour- committee in meeting the Regents'
nalism fraternity, cartoonist Mil- suggestions and said, "I am sure
ton Caniff warned that censorship the plan in every respect meets the
of comic books is a "foot in the type of student government we are
So MS ta dmdoor" to control of American news- seeking to attain."
papers. President Hatcher asked Vice-
x ,Adding that if comic books arePrsdnLeiwhtye fa-
censored, Canifft n he felt would be appropriate
might be censorship of comic strips from the Regents at this time.
I appearing in daily newspapers. Se EARLY, Page 5

SL Delays
SGC Vote
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At Meeting,
By DAVE BAAD
On recommendation by Vice-
President of Student Affairs James
A. Lewis, Student Legislature last
night delayed decisions on a pro-
posed Student Government Coun-.
cil referendum until its next regu-
lar meeting Wednesday.
Lewis asked SL not to make
further plans for handling SGC
problems until a committee of stu-
dent leaders and faculty can meet
to discuss the situation in terms of
yesterday's Regents' action.
Composed of the seven proposed
ex-officio members of SGC, SL's
cabinet and four professors and
three alumni members of the advi-
sory committee ion SGC, the com-
mittee will meet Monday.
Tom Bleha, '56, cleared the way
for SL's decision by withdrawing
his deferred motion~made Wednes-
day which provided for. an SGC
referendum two weeks before reg-
ular SL elections Dec. 8 and 9.
SL approved the withdrawal
unanimously.
Speaking before SL last night on
the present student government
situation in light of the afternoon
Regents development, Lewis was
asked why the Regents didn't ac-
cept SGC.
See SL, Page 5
Local Realtors
Comment o-
HousingB as
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a series of articles discussing
possible, discrimninatory practices in
Ann Arbor housing.)
By PETE ECKSTEIN
A local real estate agent sum-
med up the problem of housing
discrimination by saying, "White
owners ,will not rent to Negroes.
"That's just what the situation
is," he added,
One landlady, owner of more
than 200 units, said "I like col-
ored people-I hire them as care-
takers - but the white tenants
don't like them." She has many
student renters, but none are Ne-
groes.
Sensitive On Subject
Real estate men are often sen-
sitive on the subject of possible
discrimination. Asked about it,
one snapped, "Would you like to
live in an apartment house with
Negroes?" When answered in the
affirmative he replied, "I wouldn't
mind it myself either, but some of
our tenants don't feel that way."
He said that his company "has

CE TODAY:
Bid Farew

Continuing, he said "the Achilles'
heel of American newspaper free-
dom may be the homely comic
strip of long tradition and unques-
tioned circulation value."
During Thursday's session of the
convention, Frank H. Bartholomew
of the United Press said the wars
and turbulence of Asia will domi-
nate the headlines of the months
ahead with increasing frequency.
Attending the conference from
here are Prof. Karl Zeisler and.
Prof. John Field of the journal-
ism department, Oliver Hannien,
Grad. and Wally Eberhard, '55.
1emocraic Move
WASHINGTON (/P)-Democrat-
ic senators said yesterday they
would welcome the appointment

MSC' To Sing
With 'U' T oday
Rivalry will continue off the
field in organized song as the Uni-
versity and Michigan State Glee
Clubs present a joint concert at
8:30 p.m. today in Hill Auditor-
ium.
Tradition of combined Glee
Club concerts started in 1951 when
Cornell University invited the Uni-
versity Glee Club to their campus.
The next year, the University re-
turned the invitation.
In 1953, Ohio State's Glee Club
participated in the joint concert
and the tradition is-being contin-
ued with today's appearance of

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