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LSA Faculty



Starts Davis
Fund Drive-
Hopes To Raise
Equal of Salary
A committee of Literary Colleg
faculty members has drawn up
letter requesting contributions t
a fund for dismissed mathematic
instructor H. Chandler Davis.
To be sent to all members c
the Literary College faculty, th
letter has already been signed b
between 75 and 100 faculty mem
bers as sponsors of thedrive.
Prof. Raoul Bott of the mathe
matics department, who says he i
"sort of in charge" of the commit
tee, reported the group hopes t
raise a sum comparable to th
$5,000 salary Davis would hav
received if his appointment ha
been continued. Davis is at pres
ent unemployed.
Prof. Bott added that contribu
tions may be sent to the Emer
gency Fund Committee for H. C
Davis, Rm. 3006, Angell Hall.
Copi, Hough, Samelson
Other members of the commit
tee are Professors Irving M. Cor
of the philosophy departmen
Paul V. C. Hough of the physic
department and Hans Samelson o
the mathematics department.
Upon learning of the commit
tee's plans, Davis said, "My feel
ings about the plan are mixed.
"Naturally I'm gratified at th
committee's concern," he added
But Davis continued that "th
responsibility for my unemploy
ment is the Regents', not my col
leagues'. It is the Regents who ow
me severance pay."
The University Board pf Re
gents issued a statement at it;
Nov. 12 meeting that "the circum
stances do not warrant severanci
Letter Asks Pay
Having been circulated throug
various Literary College depart-
ments for signatures of sponsors
the committte's letter calls atten
tion to the Literary College facult
resolution recommending sever-
ance pay for Davis.
The resolution was presented t
the Regents at their Novembe
A few copies of the letter have
not yet been returned to the com
mittee, so that a final total of
sponsors is not yet available.
The committee has indicate
that its purpose in collecting the
money is to provide support fo
Davis' wife and family.
No 'Appropriateness' Stand
Prof. Copi pointed out the com-
mittee is taking no stand on the
appropriateness or inappropriate-
ness of the dismissal.
Davis was dismissed by the Re-
gents in August for refusing to
answer questions by a House Un-
American Activities Subcommittee.
Davis was subsequently indicted
for contempt of Congress. -He is
now fighting the case in the Fed-
eral District Court in Grand Rap-
Paint Quarters
Sought by CSP
"We're still looking for a place
to hold our painting party," Leah
Marks, '55L, chairman of the Com-
mon Sense Party, announced yes-
"Although we originally sched-
uled the party at Stockwell, we
have since learned that only
groups living in the residence hall

may hold gatherings such as ours
there without the approval of the
Board of Governors of Residence
Because of a lack of funds, the
CSP intends to paint campaign
posters at the party,
"The meeting is still planned for
Friday at 7 p.m., and we would
be grateful for any offers of a
place to hold it," Miss Marks con-
tinued. "We are also investigating
the possibilities of using some oth-
er University facilities."
State Rests Case
In Sheppard Trial
CLEVELAND (A'-The State rest-
ed its case yesterday as pretty Su-
san Hayes detailed in a near whis-
per yesterday a 15-month illicit

Purposes of SGC
Proposal Outlined
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the second in a series of interpre-
tive articles dealing with the origin, purpose and structure of the proposed
Student Government Council, which will be submitted for student opinion
in a referendum Dec. 3 and 9.)












Daily Managing 'Editor

More than a year of meetings, hearings and debate has gone
into the four typed pages that today make up the Student Government
Council proposal.
What is SGC? It is a plan for student government designed
mittee with an all-student 18 member Council and a seven-member
student-faculty-administration Board in Review.
If the plan is approved by the campus in the Dec. 8-9 elections F vor
and receives Regents' approval at their Dec. 17 meeting, SGC would
make its debut early in the spring semester.
Elections would be held for the 11 elected positions on the By WALLY EBERHARD
Council and the heads of the seven major student organizations Qualified approval of the pro-
(League, Union, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic, Inter-House posed Student Government Council
Council, Assembly, and The Daily) would take up their ex-officio was voiced by Prof. J. Willcox
Brown, of the School of Natural
seats on SGC.
Officer Election Resources, in a brief speech at the
last Student Legislature meeting
At their first meeting' the 18-man council would elect a presi- yesterday before campus elec-
dent, vice-president and treasurer from among the 11 elected members. tions next week.
Ahead would lie a job facing all new governments, organizing Pfof. Brown, a member of the
committees, setting up agencies for executing and administering its Student Affairs Committee, said he
favored SGC as a step in the right
See the text of the SGC proposal on Page 2 direction, but pointed out that the
*-new system might tend to elimin
decisions and tackling the immediate problems of regulating student ate the faculty-student interactior
activities and representing student opinion. which SAC promotes. He noted thai
Among its areas of jurisdiction would be recognizing of new the Board of Review could become
campus organizations, approving student-sponsored activities, set- a "Supreme Court" to veto deci-
ting eligibility rules for students participating in extra-curricular sions of the Council.
In other SL business, reports
activities beyond the necessary grade point average except for were heard from all committees
athletic eligibility, and coordinating and delegating activities to recog- and several motions approved.
nized campus groups. Anti-Discrimination
SGC would also be empowered to originate student projects, ex- The anti-discrimination board re-
press student opinion, provide means for discussing campus issues, port by Diana Hewitt, '55, pointed
make appointments to Joint Judiciary Council and student repre- out the progress made by the nine-
sentatives to student-faculty committees and organizations and member committee in investigat-
administer finances designated for its use. ing cases called to its attention.
SL, SAC Combined Currently under consideration are
c a s e s involving discrimination
These areas of jurisdiction delegated to SGC incorporate powers against Negroes at local beauty
now held by SL and SAC. In addition SGC would have Regents' sanc- shops and a local women's apparel
tion as the official student government on campus. store.
At present although SAC is authorized by the Regents to co- Mason Hall study hall has been
ordinate and supervise student activities, Student Legislature, aside opened Sunday evenings through
from having its constitution okayed by the Regents, has no official the efforts of a sub-committee of
delegation of authority from the University. the Culture and Education Commit-
SGC action in any of the above areas would be subject to review tee. Committee Chairman Marsha
by the Board in Review if a member of the Board requests it within Ash, '56. reported that library au-
four days after publication of the SGC action in the Daily Official hallsies will open additional study
Bulletin- on sSundays if the demand
Bulletin. continues..
A review might be held if SGC action involved a question of the Districting Plan
Council's jurisdiction or required further consideration in view of Discussion of campus districting'
Regental or administrative policy. plans for future elections was post-
According to the SGC proposal the Council would affect the poned until after definite action is
functions of no agency of student government other than SAC and taken by the Regents on the SGC
SL. proposal,
- . . .Bob Sommer, '.57E, said in re-
Therefore a, jurisdictional question could arise if SGC acted in porting on investigations into an
an area recognized as the responsibility of some other existing honor system during exams for
student agency, such as IFC, Panhel or the Union. the literary college that "such a
Review Board Members system must originate from with-
Membership of the Review Board would include the dean of men, in" and is difficult to start in a
dean of women, two students, one of whom would be the president large school.
of the Council, and three faculty members. Sommer said there have been
Unless the Review Board declared its intention -to review an SGC many cases of cheating in the en-
action within 96 hours of its appearance in the DOB, the Council's ieprted when individuals feel
action would take effect. more loyal to a friend than to the
Unlike the present SAC. the Review Board could not initiate ac- honor code.

IFC Group
OK's Coop
Plan Move
Interfratemiity Council's Execu-
tive Council last night authorized
another effort to establish a work-
able fraternity Cooperative Buy-
ing program.
On a motion by Pete Dow, '55.
the Executive Council asked IFC
Services Chairman Keith Coats,
'56, to further investigate frater-
nity marketing and form a Coop
Buying Plan based on the opera-
tion at Pennsylvania State Col-
The motion emphasized the
Executive Council's support of
Coop Buying.
Follows Fall Report
IFC's action followed a report
by Coats on a cooperative buying
investigation held this fall.
Recommending gradual entrance
into a coop system, he told the
Executive Council support of from!
15 to 20 fraternities was necessary I
for starting a program.
Penn State's system, modeled
after the highly successful Ohio
State University fraternity coop-
erative, is in, early growth stages
and the Executive Council felt{
problems there were similar to the
Twenty-five of 52 fraternities
participate in Penn State's pro-
Group Buys All Food
Directed entirely by a part-time
secretary, a fraternity marketing!
association purchases all food
goods for the participating chap-

-Daily-John Hirtzel
MINOR BATTLE-Snowballs were hurled through frosty Ann
Arbor air yesterday as two inches of snow slowly melted into the
Typical of the snowball fights was a brief one waged near
Angell Hall by Keith Olson, '56, and local high school student
Jackie Jaques. It ended with Miss Jaques the victor.
But the Willow Run government weather bureau forecaster
said yesterday such snowball battles won't be possible today. Snow,
he said, will probably not fall today, although temperatures will
again be in the low 30's.
Mu l World Mourns
FuTanle' et


Expecting to do $100.000 busi- Many musical organizations in the United States were left in
ness this year, the fraternities hope a quandry as the result of the death Tuesday of Wilhelm Furtwaengler,
to save between 31 and 8%' per 68 year old Berlin Philharmonic conductor.
cent on the various items. Furtwaengler died from pneumonia in his home in Baden-Baden,
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea and Germany, shortly before he was supposed to leave with the 110-man
Assistant to the Dean of Men Wil- orchestra on its first tour of the United States.
liam S. Zerman, leaving today for Choral Union Appearance
the National Interfraternity Con- The group is scheduled to appear March 15 in Hill Auditorium
ference in Philadelphia, will talk as part of the Choral Union Series. Charles A. Sink, president of the
there with organizers of the Penn University Musical Society which sponsors the Choral Union concerts
State system.
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Two Other
Final Action
Senators Decide
Move by 67-20
WASHINGTON (P)-By a 67-20
vote the Senate yesterday con-
demned the conduct of Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) on the first
of three censure charges against
him and cleared the way for final
action on two other counts today.
The action amounted to a vote
of guilty on the charge Sen. Mc-
Carthy obstructed the Senate and
acted contrary to its traditions in
failing to help a subcommittee
which investigated him in 1951
and 1952, and in "abusing" the
group's members.
Sen. McCarthy did not vote on
the censure resolution but de-
nounced it as "a foul job" and said
the American people know "I am
being censured because I dared to
do the 'dishonorable' thing of ex-
posing Communists in govern-
Charges Forgery
The Wisconsin Republican also
got a wholly new investigation
started by charging that forgery
and suppression of evidence have
been used against him.
In an outgrowth of this charge,
Sen. William Knowland of Cali-
fornia, the Republican leader,
named a special committee to look
into the alleged checking of sena-
tors' incoming mail by unauthor-
ized persons.
All Democrats present and 23
Republicans joined in voting to
"condemn" Sen. McCarthy's be-
havior toward the Hennings-Hay-
den - Hendrickson subcommittee
which investigated his financial
and other affairs in 1951 and
Sen. Knowland and 19 other Re-
publicans backed Sen. McCarthy.
The vote came after a series of at-
tempts to spare the Wisconsin sen-
ator from censure were defeated
by similar lopsided margins.
Other Charges Told
Still to be disposed of are charg-
es that Sen. McCarthy:
1. Abused Brig Gen. Ralph W.
Zwicker when the general appear-
ed as a witness before McCarthy's
Permanent Investigations sub-
committee. He's likely to get more
than 20 votes on that count.
2. Abused the Watkins commit-
tee which recommended he be
censured on the two other counts.
Sen. McCarthy has called the com-
mittee an "unwitting handmaiden
of the Communist party."
Dulles Sees
Possible Red
China Block
State John Foster Dulles said yes-
terday the United States might
blockade Red China if peaceful
means fail to protect the rights of
13 Americans jailed by Peiping on
spy charges.
He said he was confident, but
not certain, that peaceful means
would be sufficient.
Dulles made the statement dur-
ing a news conference which he
opened by announcing agreement
with Nationalist China on a mutual
defense treaty pledging the United

States to retaliate, probably against,
the Communist-held China main-
land, if the Reds attack the Na-
tionalist stronghold of Formosa.
"Security Link"
The treaty, Dulles said, would
be signed sometime this week. He
said it is "another link in the sys-

tion only rule on alleged questionable decisions of the council.
One innovation in the SGC plan involves the inclusion of anj
administrative secretary appointed by the Student Affairs Vice-Presi-
dent who would record proceedings of the Council but have no vote.
An important part of the SGC proposal, included as an addendum
item in the plan, is the recommendation that a student tax be as-
sessed on a semester basis as a means of financing student govern-
The campus has al'eady approved a proposed 25 cent per semes-
ter per student tax in an all-campus referendum last year.
Civil Liberties Group To Hear
Seven Discuss Loyalty Cases
Seven "defenders of the First Amendment" will discuss salient
points in their individual cases of refusing to answer questions by Con-
gressional committees investigating Communism at a meeting of the
Emergency Civil Liberties Committee in New York City, December 15.
Included in the group is H. Chandler Davis, former University
mathematics instructor who was dismissed from the faculty by the
Regents in August. He refused to tell a House subcommittee his po-
litical beliefs and affiliations.
The dinner is being held to celebrate the 163rd anniversary of
the Bill of Rights. In addition to Davis, Corliss Lamont, Columbia
University philosophy lecturer who was indicted in October for con-
tempt of Congress, will speak.
The Emergency Civil Liberties Committee was founded in the sum-
mer of 1953. One of the founders was author Irving F. Stone.
Members of the national council of the ECLU include Dr. Nan-
cy Morse Study Director of the University Survey Research Center.
Today Marks Birthday
Of A tomic Age Advance

Henry Still
David D. Henry, former Waynej
University president and curr'ent
executive vice-chancellor of New

Trace Coop Ideas
Fraternity cooperative buying'
ideas have been circulating at the
University since1938.
1 Three years ago under the di-i
rection of Pete Thorpe, '53, IFC"
formed a coop buying constitu-
tion but Fraternity Presidents
turned down the proposal.
Zerman blames part of the
plan's failure on lack of alumni
support, necessary for continuity
of such a system.
A five man alumni Board of
Trustees guides the Penn State
Although IFC alumni in a meet-
ing Tuesday were pessimistic
about possibilities of coop buy-
ing, Zerman thought lack of know-
ledge of the present situation was
responsible for the alumni atti-,
Governor Sets

saia we are U isappointe dLthat '
orchestra. I doubt that the tour w
that if a conductor is unable t
take his place."
Prof. Louise Cuyler of the Sc
I ' Professor
Emeritus Dies
Arthur W. Smith, 80 years old,
Professor Emeritus in physics at
the University died yesterday in
his Ann Arbor home.
Author of a cuirently-used text
on electrical measurements, Smith
retired from the University in 1944
after 40 years on the faculty. His
special line of teaching was the
theory and practical application
of electrical and magnetic meas-
Receiving his Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree in 1893 from what is
now the University of New Hamp-
A member of Phi Beta Kappa
and Sigma Xi honoraries, he did
research on heat and evaporation
of water and was connected with
the study of radiation.
He had been ill with cancer since
August. Smith is survived by his
wife, Madeleine, three daughters
and five grandchildren.

urtwaengler will not be with the
will be cancelled. The contract says
o appear, another conductor will
hool of Music heard Furtwaengler
<conduct in Brussels last fall, and
said that "he was one of the really
great of this generation. It is al-
ways a tragedy to lose a fine artist
and scholar.'"
"When he was good, he was bet-
ter than anyone in the world,"
Prof. Josepf Blatt, conductor of the
University Symphony Orchestra.
commented. "Sometimes, Furtwa-
engler was too intensive," Prof.
Blatt continued, "so that the beau-
ty 'of the music didn't come
Furtwaengler's independence
brought him trouble with both
Nazis and anti-Nazis.
Great Interpreter
Furtwaengler was regarded as
one of the world's greatest inter-
pretors of Beethoven's symphon-
ies, as well as other symphonic
and orchestral compositions.
Son of a German University pro-
fessor and archaeologist, he was
born in Berlin Jan. 25, 1886, re-
ceiving his musical education in
Munich. In later years, he con-
ducted orchestras in Switzerland,
Germany and the New York Phil-

York University, last night
still reconsidering the offer of
University of Illinois Board



Trustees to fill Illinois' forthcom-
ing presidential vacancy.

Henry was proinised the Illinois
position Monday, but refused it in Highway Plans
a letter to Herbert B. Megran,
Trustee Board president, upon
hearing that a series of "poison Gov. G. Mennen Williams drew a
pen" letters had reached the highway construction blueprint yes-
Board, accusing the candidate of terday that would give Michigan
left-wing tendencies during his $149,000,000 worth of better roads
Wayne presidency. jIet er
Anonymous Letters He emphasized that the urgency
Sent anonymously, the letters for better roads is so great that
stated Henry refused to disband Michigan cannot afford to wait
the Wayne chapter of American for a technical report from the
Youth for Democracy in 1947, Good Roads Federation.
when Federal Bureau of Investiga It was the governor's suggestion
tion Director J. Edgar Hoover pro- that the State Highway Department
tionaietor AY dgai Hooverno- telescope the 1955 and 1956 building
claimed the AYD a Communist-
program into one year to give
front organization. Michigan the biggest highway-
L ate nho w tei r upon " r e cr n- building program in history.
enogn tiono Henry wtr Deputy Highway Commissioner
'ecognition from the group. iHarry C. Coons, who is also chief
University Presicent Harlan H. enginei, said the Department
Hatcher, contacted yesterday, af- could handle the doubled-up job
firmed "great admiration for if money is available.
Henry," whom he has known for The Williams suaestion ncoli

Civic Theater To Present
'Curious Savage' Today
The story of a sweet elderly lady who inherits $10 million and tries
to spend all of it opens at 8:00 p.m. today at the Lydia Mendelssohn
c Theatre in the League
Ann Arbor Civic Theater's production of John Patrick's warm and
human comedy, "The Curious Savage," will run through Saturday.
The plot develops as the children of the women have her commit-



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