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Prof. Nickerson's
Case Discussed
Series Begins oin Issues Involved
In Cases of Subpoenaed 'U' Men
(Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles discussing evi-
dence presented to University officials, faculty investigating and appeal
committees and to The Daily in the cases of Prof. Mark Nickerson, H.
Chandler Davis, and Prof. Clement Markert. The three men appeared
before a House Sub-Committee on Un-American Activities at a Lansing
hearing in May. They were suspended by University President Harlan
H. Hatcher pending further investigation of their cases by University com-
mittees. August 26 the Regents authorized dismissal of Profs. Nickerson and
Davis. Prof. Markert was reinstated at that time.
(Today's discussion is of the preliminary steps in the ease of Prof.
Mark Nickerson.)

Final Figure




Reach 22,000


Associate City Editor
Prior to the May 10 session of the Clardy Committee hearings
in Lansing, some 60 persons received subpoenas from the Commit-
tee, according to press reports.
Among those 60 persons was Prof. Mark. Nickerson of the Univer-
sity pharmacology department in
j hM d S I the MedicalSchool.
Qjr0mhcmt .Soon after receipt of the sub-
poena, Prof. Nickerson reports he
contacted three University offi-
Commituee cials and told them of the sub-
poena. The three men were Prof.
i e A. C. Furstenberg, Deanof the
Report G1v en Medical School, Prof. Maurice
Seevers, chairman of the pharma-
cology department, and University
Soon after Prof. Mark Nickerson President Harlan H. Hatcher.
of the pharmacology department Prof. Nickerson said that in pri-
mas suispendd by President Hatch-I vate conferences with the three

Lambda Chi, SL To Debate New
]Delta Chi Cut Proposals 'on SGC
Bias ClausesIB
By DAVE BAAD Student Legislature members tonight will consider a motion ap-
Two social fraternities with proving the proposed Student Government Council, but asking three
chapters at the University remov- important modifications.
ed their bias clauses during na- The meeting has been moved up one night from the usual
tional conventions held this past Wednesday sessions in order to allow the Regents, meeting tomor-'
summer. row, to consider the SL opinion.
Delta Chi and Lambda Chi Al- - - +yAuthor of the motion, Ruth
pha conventions at Biloxi, Missis- Rossner, '55, will ask that SL en-
sippi and Miami Beach, Florida Eldection dorse the SGC plan with the f ol-
voted to remove their existing loialugesinsfr utrsmd
membership restrictions effective iwin suggestions for future mod-
immediately. f+1ven H ere 1)iatea a
Zeta Beta Tau's undergraduate 1) That after a one-year trial
conference also decided to delete B Ca didat period, the SGC be allowed to in-
its bias clause from the constitu -a;ul a es crease its own membership if it
tion but the motion still must be iso desir~es;
passed by the fraternity Executive The two opposing candidates for 2) That immediately upon its
Council before it becomes effec- the position of U.S. Senator from institution, the SGC be allowed to
ive. Michigan, Sen. Homer Ferguson, draft a constitution; this consti-
The Council meets later this Republican incumbent, and Pat- tution to go into, effect (should
month.'If the decision of the Con- rick V. McNamara, Democrat, last Review board not disapprove)
vention is upheld it will lower to night delivered separate election with the approval of the student
ten the number of fraternities on addresses to members of their re- body at the next all-campus elec-
campus still maintaining some spective political parties. tion; and,
kind of membership restriction. In his speech at a testimonial 3) That, in line with the the-
Retain Clauses dinner held in the Michigan Union ory underlying an Associated Stu-
At the same time Alpha Tau Ballroom, Sen. Ferguson applaud- dent movement, the SGC even-
Omega and Delta Tau Delta de- ed the accomplishments of the tually be given financial control
cided to retain membership dm- twenty-month old Eisenhower ad- of all student organizations ex-
ministration. he passing of the pting publications, fraternities
tionfor eovalriledntondamo- St. Lawrence Seaway Bill the Sen- and sororities.
tion for removal failed to reach ator attributed exclusively to theansr1 s.
the voting stage during the Sig- _efforts of the Republican adminis- Heavy Debate Expected
ma Nu conference. tration, stating that it "will result The question of a constitution
University Interfraternity Coun- in the blooming of Michigan and for the proposed new student gov-
cil officials yere pleased with the the Middle West." ernment is expected to cause
progress made toward opening up As to the possibility of a Third heavy debate. Feelings were voiced
fraternity membership possibili- World War, the Senator predicted at the SL Cabinet session yester-
ties and especially with the out- that "there will not be a hot war day that a constitution would re-
come of the Delta Chi convention, in the near future." He said that strict as well as extend SGC au-
Delta Chi Action Russia would not welcome anoth- thority.
The Delta Chi National Con- er war because she "has gained a The SL meeting will be held to-
ference vote was almost unani- great portion of the. earth and its night beginning at 7:30 p.m. in
mous. Only one chapter from Ala- peoples since 1945 by penetration the Strauss Dining Hall, East
bama dissented. from within." Quad.

LSA Notes
Largest Rise
Over Fall '53
Freshman Class
Sets New Record

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WIJ5 tjttb Nt:jjUUU uy cj CAlUVIIt, KIMt Al

er, pending investigation of his al- men he told them of some of his NEWEST ADDITION-POOL TABLE COMPLETE WITH CUES
leged subversive activities, the past political activity and asked
their advice on behavior before
Medical School Executive Commit- the Clardy Committee. elC m e at G Oing O ut!
tee conducted an inquiry of his PO- Lansing Hearing
t e c n ut d a in ur ofhsp -L ni g ) eei g/ litical activities, On M ay 10, along with two oth- F o * q Di l v e
Members of the Committee were er University faculty members and/
Dean Albert C. Furstenberg, Dr. two University students, Prof. -
A. C. Kerlikowske, Dr. Wayne Nickerson appeared in Lansing. i
Whitaker, Dr. John M. Sheldon, Dr. When questioned about member- Do you like to get in past "keep out' signs and find out about
F. B. Fralick, Dr. A. A. Christman, ship in Communist "front" or- things before they happen?
and Dr. B. L. Baker. ganizations or in the Communist Do you want a chance to show your selling ability or to learn
The following letter, dated June Party, the pharmacologist re- the 'ways of the adverstising world?
11, was sent to President Hatcher fused to answer, citing the Fifth Do you want a chance to meet University officials, visiting digni-
when the Committee study of Prof. Amendment. taries or campus leaders?
Nickerarnes caseawasscompleted
Nickerson's case was completed. Rep. Kit Clardy (R.-Mich.), The Michigan Daily, America's oldest continually published col-
press by Prof. Nickerson. It read: if it was a fact lege newspaper, offers all these things-and more.
that during conferences the lat-
-'ter had had with University of- Tryout Meetings

Opening day figures on the
number of resident credit students
so far registered today total 17,702,
according to an incomplete tabu-
lation by Assistant Registrar Ed-
ward G. Groesbeck.
Already exceeding the 17,486
final figure for the fall of 1953, the
figure of 17,702 indicates that the
predicted enrollment of 18,500 will
be more than met when final to-
tals are available.
Including the 3,000 taking Uni-
versity 'credit courses in centers
throughout the state, the final
figure is expected to exceed 22,000.
Teen of Fifteen Up
. Increased enrollment was shown
in the totals for ten of the Uni-
versity's 15 schools and colleges.
Of the five others, one reported
enrollment identical to last year's
and four showed small decreases.
The number of Korean War vet-
erans enrolled on the GI bill was
set up conservatively at 1,200 by
Mrs. Marjorie G. Uren of the Of-
fice of Veterans Affairs, an in-
crease of approximately 400 over
last year's figure. Mrs. Uren also
indicated that the number of
World War II vets decreased from


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ficials he had admitted he was a Aniyone inwrenseU in jUiing the wriUing, busiess or pnUtUg aptly
the MedixecvSchool mmittee D member of the Communist Party staffs of The Daily may come to any of the scheduled tryout meetingsI
Mark Nickerson on May 24, 1954 until 1951 and then withdrew to be held today, tomorrow and Thursday. Writing staff tryouts will
and on June 3 1954 for a discus- membership. be held at 4:15 p.m and 7:30 p.m. today and at 5 p.m. tomorrow at
slion of his association with the When Prof. Nickerson refused the Student Publications Bldg., 420 Maynard St.
Communist Party . . . He "drifted to answer this, Rep. Clardy point- Business staff tryout meetings are scheduled for 4:15 p.m. and
away" (from the Party) chiefly ed out that one of the three with 7:15 p.m. tomorrow and at 4:15 Thursday at the Student Publications
because of a limitation in time whom the pharmacologist had Bldg.
which resulted from expansion of consulted could be called before Writing Staffs
i his scientific activities. the Committee to give this infor- Beginners on editorial, sports and women's staffs will be trained
Defends Communist Doctrines mation. in the fundamentals of headwriting and proofreading and progress
"He repeatedly stated that he be- Following the Lansing hearing, to news, feature and editorial writing. After the first semester, the
lieves in the principles of Commu- in which Prof. Nickerson refused tryout moves up to the soph staff and has the added responsibility of
nism as taught when he was a to answer 40 questions on grounds covering a beat, where he or she will have the chance to meet cam-
member and he continues to defend of the Fifth Amendment, Presi- pus personalities, faculty members, administrators and even a famous
their doctrines . . . by reasoning. dent Hatcher suspended him, national figure.
lHe has never denounced the Com- along with the other two faculty Business Stag
munist Party and will not do so members who also refused to an- Newcomers to the busine taff wil learn the basic skis of ad-
now. He ventures 'to state, how- swer questions about political be- vertising-layout service, contract and promotions. They will use this
ever, that he would disapprove of iefs and activities. knowledge in working directly with local merchants. In addition they
the Party were their precepts WtotPeui'
those described by the newspapers Without Prejudice will become familiar with circulation, finance and business manage-
r of today. He avoids any public dec- President Hatcher's statement ment. Following the initial semester as a tryout, they will become

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Richard Good, '56 A&D, was in-
fluential in the Lambda Chi Al-!
pha constitutional change. As;
chairman of the committee on
general fraternity policy he di-
MSC Drops C
i e B

At the meeting of the Democrat-
ic Women's Club of Ann Arbor,
Senatorial aspirant Patrick V. Mc-
Namara spoke on foreign policy.
McNamara said that only by a "bi-
partisan foreign policy," which he
defined as a "policy which consults
with the responsible leaders of the
opposition party before and not
after decisions are made," could
world peace be attained.
The Democratic candidate also
chided the present Republican ad-
ministration for releasing Chester
Bowles and Eleanor Roosevelt3
from the positions they held under

Pick Up Grid
Seats at Grym't
Football tickets can be picked1
up at Barbour Gymnasium (in or-
der of semesters spent at the Uni-
versity) at the following times:
Groups three (4-5 semesters) and
two (2-3 semesters) may pick up
their tickets from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. today.
Block 'M' members may get

600 to 350.
Largest increase was shown by
the Literary College, with an en-
rollment 384 students greater than
that of the 1953-54 school year.
The College of Engineering reg-
istercd the second biggest increase,
The net increase over 1953 open-
ing day figures amounts to 1,170,
more than the predicted 1,000 in-
crease. Of the increase, 424 are
women students.
That the total enrollment has
so far exceeded expectations indi-
cates the predicted number of
freshmen,h2,850, will also be ex-
ceeded when the final count is
made, giving the University its
third record freshman enrollment
in a row.

U' Rule
The Univ ersi~ty is


laration against Communism, how-
ever, on the basis that he is not
"h sufficiently well informed to pass
judgment on the newspapers' eval-
uation of the Party's present con-
"After thorough consideration of
these discussions, the Executive
Committee came to the following
conclusions :

at that time was, "Suspension is soph staffers specializing in the department of their choice.
ordered without prejudice to 'the ------- -
final decision in their cases. If,
further investigation seems to EX-DAILY EDITOR:
warrant dismissal procedures, any
person affected has the right to be
heard by a special committee of Lunn Elected President
the University Senate before fi-
al action is taken by the Re-NC
gentsd" Of sNSAm in Close ace
IHe concluded his statement by:

Big Ten school with
sive driving ban.
A decision on the
igan State College t
restrictions for stu
C' average or better
vers.'itv in such a. ni

now the only 1 the Truman administration. He their tickets from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Predictions were made earlier
a comprehen- stated that our present foreign pol- tomorrow. this year by Assistant Director of
icy, together with unemployment, Group One (0-1 semesters) is Admissions Gayle C. Wilson on the
part of Mich- constitutes this country's gravest scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. basis of applicants 4ccepted,
o drop driving issue at present. tomorrow. Groesbeck later pointed out that
dents with a ~~_ _ estimates- were tentative because
left theUni-NSA O FRSee ENROLLMENT, Page 8


1.) We support the
ulty member to the
political beliefs.

right of a Fac-I
privacy of his?

"2.) We believe, however, that
the manner in which these beliefs
are expressed may rightfully be-
comec the concern of the University
when there is evidence that this ex-
pression is injurious to the gener-
al welfare of the University.
"3.) Dr. Nickerson has refused to
answer the questions put to him by
the House Un-American Activities
S Committee concerning his political
activities, and is not disposed now
to make a public reply to them.
Board of Regents
May Discuss SGC
The University Board of Regents

saying "The University has urged Former Daily managing editor, '
all persons called before duly con- Harry Lunn, '54, became thef
stituted Congressional committees eighth president of the National
questiondfrankl oam reasnable Student Association in a tightly
At ysugmt eetion-wCtimgeut
the University's policy that all fuh lcinwnigu h a
members of its family be given the toa tdn ogesmeig-- ~ -
protection to which they are en-i at Iowa State College August 22I
titled under our laws and tradi- to 31.
tions." i1 Lunn succeeds James Edwards,k
na graduate of the University of{
See PROFESSORS, Page 3) Illinois, who held the top position
in the national student group lastr
* year.
Anitioch Keepsyer
Serving briefly this summer as
campus administrator for NSA's r
X- i-o nniSt international program, Lunn grad-
uatedwith honors in economics
An amited orme Comunstfrom the University in June.
An admitted former Communist, Elected August 31 on the final
Prof. M. Metcalfof the Fine Arts day of the Congress, Lunn has
department of Antioch College will taken up his new duties at NSA . HARRY LUNN, JR.
be retained on the faculty with no headquarters offices in Philadel-
Earler n te Mchian eginalLos Angeles for national affairs;
change in his position. phia. Paul Sigmund, Jr.,'of the Harvard
President Samuel B. Gould made ar rmT Graduate School for international

Other Big Ten schools permit e e G To t
I students to drive within certain
oeatonmoilingsoecaser an Segregation Discussed arg o ee
eof automobilesin some cases and M iss Inez Pilk
restricted hours for -driving. B y Student Congress
Two Renew Limited Ban A gargoyle first of anything was
Two other changes in driving - a decorate water spout
regulations this fall saw Illinois By GENE HARTWIG Because of evolution and other
The University's policy prohib- noted sessions of the Seventh Na- ture Vice-President Ned Simon, is gie awyocrtnriy
sits the operation of an automobile tional Student Congress late this '55,fsered on t e cmmitte he a Mndst t is gve way for
by a student unless he is over 26 summer at Iowa State College. by former NSA president Al The magazine is published at a
years of age, a teaching fellow, or The Congress was attended by Lowenstein.large and progressive institution
qualified for a special permit is- more than 700 rain-drenched del- Bill of Rights of learning somewhere in the mid-
sued to five categories of students egates from 250 colleges and uni- Characteristic of prevailing west. This institution is so large
upon application. versities throughout the country. opinion at the Congress was a and so progressive that it often
Enforcement of this ruling has Major action of the Congress change made in the Student Bill tends tb be ill-mannered.
proved almost an impossibility, as came in the adoption of the re- of Rights of the NSA constitution. I That is why there is a Gargoyle.
shown by an all-campus referen-. port of a'special committee on im- The new bill places both rights I All scholastically eligible mal-
dum last year. The referendum plementation of the Supreme and responsibilities of students on contents are invited to join Gar-
found student opinion overwhelm- Court ruling on segregation, an equal plane. . goyle. Writers, artists and black
ingly in favor to modifying or re. End of Segregation There was general agreement sheep are especially welcome.
moving the restrictions. The drive for formation of the See NSA, Page 3 All students interested in becom-
Also, there are 1,000 to 1,200 committee was spear-headed by - ing rich, famous or neither are in-
cars illegally on campus, accord- members of the Virginia-Carolina r E vited to attend a meeting to that
ing to an estimate by Acting Dean SeGt h omitesIIroup in Ea Ost .1 effect. The meeting will be held at
of Students Walter B. Rea. Over See text of the committee's 4 p.m. Thursday in the Student
1.500 snecial nermits were issued report an Page 4. .PublicationsBldg.

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