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VOL. LXV, No. 70 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1954
By PETE ECKSTEIN
Lively but friendly debate over
the proposed revision of the Ann
Arbor City Charter marked its
first public presentation yester-
Preliminary draft of the pro-
posed charter was described by
Prof. Paul Kauper of the Law
School as a "complete revision"
in both structure and wording of
the present 65-year-old charter.
He outlined the proposals at a
meeting planned to inform the
public and to hear suggestions for
revision of the 120-page docu-
ment presented by the city's
Charter Study Commission.
Plan Still Subject to Change
Resulting from two years of
study, the proposed charter is still
subject to change by the com-
mission after the views of the
public have been heard. A final
document must be presented to
the governor and city clerk by
Jan. 31 in order to be presented
to the voters in the April 4 elec-
Much public reaction at yester-
day's meetung was centered around
the proposal to have county sup-
ervisors, now elected on a ward
basis in Ann Arbor, appointed by
the mayor. Several present mem-
bers of the board objected and
werea joined by other citizens in
Discuss Tax Limit
Other discussion centered around'
the proposed retention of the
present. 71/ mill limit on property
taxes, accompanied by authoriza-
tion for the city council to im-
pose excise taxes as it desired.
Under other proposed revisions,
the office of council president
would be abolished, with its duties
taken over by the mayor. How-
ever many functions of both the
mayor and council under the
present charter would pass to a
City Administrator, appointed by
Plan Asks Reorganization
Planned charter changes call
for reorganization of most city de-
partments, with the administrator
directing and co-ordinating their
Another section of the proposalI
bars discrimination on racial or
religious grounds in the hiring of
city employees. A reduction in the;
number of city wards from the
present seven to five is also sug-
Public hearings, at which fur-
ther suggestions for revision of
the committee's draft will be
heard, are scheduled for Jan. 6
Planning on changing from one
school to another at the Univer-
sity next semester?
Now's the time to start action
through the proper channels, ac-
cording to the University admis-
Students in the literary college,
education school, nursing school,
music school or pharmacy college
planning on making a switch 1
should drop into the registrar's
office, in Rm. 1513 of the Admin-
istration Building. Certain forms
must be filled out there before
the transfer can be made.
Forms must be completed before:
the student can register for the
second semester, according to Don
B. Feather, assistant director of
Local Drive Aided
By Junior IFC
Junior Interfraternity Council
members yesterday and Monday
helped collect money for shoes
and boots for underprivileged lo-
According to Junior LFC public
relations chairman Thomas Saw-
yer, '58, the project sponsored by
the local Exchange Club is aiming
for $2,000 during the drive. With
the fraternity group manning a
booth in front of a campus area
five and ten cent store for just
two days, more than $125-was col-
Larger Profit Share
Sought for Sponsors
Student Affairs Committee yes-
terday denied an Interfraternity
Council-Panhellenic request to hold
the Dave Brubeck jazz concert
SAC vetoed the request unless a
contract can be drawn up that wi
cut student-sponsoring groups in
for a larger share of the show'sj
Even Split Asked
FISSION-Prof. Charles Simons of the radiations physics department operates eight-ton Theratron-
machine. Powered by highly radioactive Cobalt 60, the machine is operated from a control panel
outside room when in use.
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By LEE MARKS
University Hospital is expected
Sreceive aC$25,000 shipment of
radioactive Cobalt 60 from Oak
Ridge, Tenn. today.
Highly radioactive, it will be
used as a source in Theratron, an
eight ton radium therapy machine,
according to Prof. Charles Simons,
of the radiations physics depart-
Used mainly for treatment of
various cancers, there are only two
machines of similar design in
Michigan andfive in the United
States. The other Theratron ma-
chine in Michigan is at Ford Hos-
pital in Detroit.
Like Stack of Pennies
The Cobalt 60 powering Thera'-
tron is the size of a stack of seven
pennies, Prof. Simons said. The
material will be installed in Ther-
atron early next week by Canad-
ian technicians. Theratron was
built by Atomic Energy of Canada,
Costing $65,000, Theratron can
accommodate several radioactive
substances, Prof. Simons noted.
"Although we are using Cobalt 60
first, we eventually plan to use
radioactice cesium," Prof. Sim-
Prof. Simons reported cesium
has never been used on patients
before. The University, he com-
mented, has been entrusted with
the. responsibility for determin-
ing the medical potential' of ce-
Will Last Eight Years
The cobalt source to be used by
Theratron will last more. thai
eight 'years. Prof. Simons claimed
Cobalt 60 has a "half-life" of five
and a half years, defining "half-
life" as, "the time it takes a radio-
active source to decrease to half
its original strength."
"Although still usable, treat-
ments will have to be doubled to
get the same effect after the Co-
balt reaches 'half-life,' "eProf Sim-
When the radium therapy ma-
chine is used, Prof. Simons noted
the patient is the only person in
the room. Physicians can. operate
Theratron by working outside con-
trols and observing the patient
through a six-inch thick pane of
Machine Easily Manipulated
Highly versatile, Theratron can
be manipulated by rotation or os-
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A tentative agreement between
IFC-Panhel and local promoter 01
lie McLaughlin called for a 50-50
split of net profits of the Brubeck
McLaughlin claims the share is -nauy-Chuck Kelsey
rightly his because of an agree-y k
ment reached with Brubeck follow- PROF. MAYNARD KLEIN pre- will sing "Magnificat" by Vaughan
ing the trumpeter's appearance in pares the soloists and women's: Williams.
Ann Arbor last year. choral ensemble for the 'U' Choi' William Doppman, '56SM, at the
Vulcans Also Want Event Christmas Concert to be held at piano and flutist Nelson Hauen-
The matter was further compli- 8:30 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium stein willeaccompany contralto so-j
3:3 p~. tdayinHil Auitoium Iloist Arlene Sollenberger.
cated by the fact that Vulcans, sen-
ior engineering honorary, was also The ensemble from the Michigan Featured in the concert will be
negotiating for the Brubeck attrac- Singers, and the faculty soloistsi Bruckner's "Te Deum."
SAC indicated it would not ap-
prove the Brubeck concert unless J R T"O CGR 0e N O
there was a 30-30-30 split of net 1
profits among the co-sponsors, Vul-t
cans, IFC and Panhel, with 10 perI
cent of net profits or loss as a fee is U i i a i n : Rb t e
to McLaughlin. Ten per cent is the
figure usually paid to an agent By MARY ANN T1IOMAS
for booking an event. Unjixiatiun is the only answer to the problems facing Europe to-
In another action SAC asked'
Gothc Fm soctyo cary ts day, George Louis Rebattet. Secretary General of the European Move-
positi n wit regrd ttoseaonsub- ment, said in an address to the Political Science Roundtable yester-
scriptions and sale of tickets at day'
the door and report back to the "Without European unity," the French lecturer emphasized. "thel
committee. United States will have weak allies calling for more political and eco-
WASHINGTON (R)- Top Ameri-
can officials were 'reported con-
vinced yesterday Red China will
free 11 imprisoned United States
airmen without any deal involving
a trade of 35 Chinese students de-
tained in the United States.
However, serious consideration
has been given to granting exit
permits to the Chinese students so
as to cut the ground out from un-
der any Communist accusation
that America is holding them as
Representatives of Canada, Brit-
ain and other allied countries sup-/
porting the United States effort to
win release of the airmen by mar-
shalling world moral pressure
against Red China, it was under-
stood, have urged such a course,
Claim "No Deal"
A State Department spokesman,
Lincoln White, told newsmen yes-
terday, "No deal is involved." He
said there was no comparing the
airmen, uniformed and imprisoned,
to the students, who are civilians
and at liberty.
His comments came in response
to questions prompted by a Peiping
broadcast Monday night indicating
Red China might be interested in
a swap. The broadcast accused the
United States of "a flagrant viola-
tion of international law."
This appeared to diplomats at
the United Nations and in Washing-
ton to be a counter-attack by Pei-
ping against the moral pressure
being brought to bear by the Unit-
ed States and its Allies.
Moving to meet such a counter-
thrust, American officials were
said to have listened readily to
their Allies' counsel that the moral
case, was strong enough without
trying to strike a bargain involving
Simon Likely SL President;
Many Vie for Other Offices
By DAVE BAAD
Student Legislature Vice-President Ned Simon, '55, seems likely
to step up to the presidency tonight.
Unless a last minute surprise choice enters against Simon,
he will get his position unopposed as the new SL meets tonight
-to elect seven new cabinet mem-
nomic aid to them."
World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Secretary of
State John Foster Dulles flew off
on another mission to Europe late
yesterday, saying the Free World
will neither be intimidated nor
"lulled into a false sense of se-
curity" by the Communists.
ATHENS, Greece - Anti-Ameri-
can violence erupted yesterday
over Washington's stand on the Cy-
More than 4,000 students smashed
windows in a downtown Athens
building housing five United States
WASHINGTON - The Administration's long-awaited military train-
ing program is designed to give young men a good deal of choice in
when and how they will serve, officials said yesterday.
* * * *
NEW YORK - Arthur Garfield Hays, 73 years old, one of the
world's foremost fighters for civil rights, died yesterday.
* * *
VATICAN CITY - Medical spe-
cialists held two consultations yes-
terday over Pope Pius XII, who
has perceptibly weakened in the
last 48 hours, and decided to give
him an X-ray examination tomor-
row--about two weeks earlier than
they first planned.
WASHINGTON - A staff re-
port of the House Un-American Ac-
tivities Committee yesterday blast-
ed at "neo-Fascists" and "hate
groups" in America.
It said they can do "as great vio-
lence to our democratic institu-
tions as those on our left."
Although uncertain earlier this
week of running for the top post
being vacated by Steve Jelin, '55,
Simon said yesterday he would be
Ruth Rossner, '55, and Hank Ber-
liner, '56, mentioned as possible
competition for Simon, are running
for vice-president of the legislature.
Both said Monday they would
be presidential candidates only
if Simon decided not to enter
Larry Harris, '56, incumbent
treasurer, recuperating in Lyn-
brook, N.Y. from a knee injury
suffered earlier this fall, will run
for reelection in absention.
Harris, although out of- school
for the remainder of the semester
expects to return in February.
Opposition will likely include
Bill Adams, '57, who is "consider-
ing running" and possibly Berlin-
er if his vice-president quest is
Four Vie for Two Spots
Four members have shown in-
terest in the two members-at-
large positions. David Levy, '57,
director of the recent SL elections,
Donna Netzer, '56, Joan Bryan, '56
and Miss Rossner, if she doesn't
become vice-president, are possi-
Paul Dormont, '55, mentioned as
a candidate, was non-committal
on his availability.
Charnie Butman, '56, and Sandy
Hoffman, '56 are the only com-
mitted candidates for NSA coor-
dinator and Executive secretary,
Number Running Called 'Healthy'
Jelin told the final meeting of
the retiring cabinet Monday it was
a healthy thing so many were
running for the new cabinet.
He recalled that two years ago
five of the positions had been de-'
cided by acclamation.
Cabinet campaignrspeeches to-
night will be tape recorded. The
reason is for preservation of some
very good speeches, that provide
an excellent assessment of SL,
Miss Rossner said.
-u-u-~ Calls EDC D
C r To Hold- Naming the defeat of the Eu
setback to unity, Rebattet cited1
M eeting Today align his foreign policy close to t
. main reasons for French defeat of
The Common Sense Party will H ear Ye!
hold its election meeting at 4:30 -
p.m. today in the Union. Women students will have 11
Leah Marks, '55L, Bill Allen, '55, p.m. per4 today and tomorrow,
Phyllis Lipsky, '55, and Janet women's judiciary announced
Neary, Grad., have served as tem- yesterday.
porary party leaders. The ruling is new this year.
Besides the formation of a per-
manent slate of officers, CSP will
organize its executive committee 'Willow-Hopp ers'
and will work out caucus methods. I1
A general chairman, member-at- Set To Run Friday
large, and committee chairmen will,
be elected «. ,
Special Day Pitts
Sights On Safety
This is Safe Driving Day across
It is dedicated to making a big
reduction in traffic accidents--
and, if possible, eliminating them
entirely for a 24-hour period.
Dry, cool weather is indicated
for most of the country.
Willow-hopper" busses sponsor-
ed by the Wolverine Club will take
homeward-bound students to Wil-
low Run airport Friday.
Busses will leave from the wom-
en's dormitories on Observatory
and the Union at 2 and 4 p.m.
Busses will return students to Ann
Arbor at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday.
No reservations are necessary'
for the trip, and tickets may be
purchased on the bus.
uropean Defense Community a big
Premier Mendec-France's desire to
hat of Britain as being one of he
f the plan.
"Mendes-France is not keen on the Chinese students,
commitments making France clos- The United States contention has
er to Germany than to Britain," been that Red China, in jailing the
he explained, adding, "Because uniformed fliers during the Korean
i of three wars with Germany, it is War and holding then thereafter,
hard to ally France with that violated the Korea prisoner agree-
couIntry." ment as well as international law
Cites Industrial Opposition and rules of international conduct.
Along with nationalism, Rebat-
tet termed the opposition of cer- AA HIGH:
tain French industrialists to
economic integration as another N wh
reason for defeat of EDC. ew Sc oo
Economic integration under the
European Coal and Steel Com-
munity was the first step toward
unity, Rebattet continued, but it
was called a Radical ti'ick by i Om le~eU
many. The second step toward uni-Cet
ty, weapon manufacture coordina- The cornerstone of Ann Arbor's
Lion under EDC, would have made new multi-million dollar high school
failuri'eof, economic integration
i r hecnaddedt.grtnwill be laid with public ceremonies
im niossible, -he added. f at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
"Opinion in France for Euro- Scheduled to open in January,
pean unity is developing slowly, " 1956, the large, modern building is
Rebattet observed, concluding that now about half completed
this and German anti-militarist Contracts totaling six million
tendencies may bring improve-, dollars, the largest item in the cur-
ment and progress toward even-~!rent $7,650,000 school expansion
tual military integration. program, have been let for the new
W _ - - -- - -- h i g h s c h o o l .
The University sold what was
formerly Stadium Hills golf course
on West Stadium Blvd. to the Ann
c VArbor Board of Education in 1950.
a es Qo r At the same time the University
obtained an option to buy the pres-
ent Ann Arbor High School.
to hamper the Court, were able to University Vice-President Wilbur
arrange a lie detector test for Mc- K. Pierpont has said that the Board
Clure. of Regents has approved buying
Lie Detector Expert the old school. Pierpont has sent
replceda request for approval of the plan
Alex Gregory, who had replacedto the state controller's office.
the now deceased Leonarde Keeler,
original lie detector expert for the
Court, brought his equipment to Fraternity To Hold
STUDENTS OF CEYLON:
To Far Easter School
By JANE HOWARD
"Will students please avoid the path between the Arts Theater and
the post office? A cobra has been seen thereabouts."
In the University of Ceylon's counterpart of the Daily Official
Bulletin this warning appeared recently-marking a distinct differ-
ence between Ceylon's 900 students and their Ann Arbor contem-
"A glimpse of the Ceylon students," Mrs. Wilford J. Eiteman
wrote to The Daily, "easily convinces me of their 11,000-mile dis-
tance from Michigan." Mrs. Eiteman is in Ceylon with her husband,
Public Reaction Encour
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(EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the fifth
in a series of articles on The Conrt of
By JIM DYGERT
Public reaction to Argosy's ar-
ticles on the Clarence Boggie case
was very encouraging to Erle Stan-
ley Gardner and Harry Steeger.
Letters poured in asking that
the Court of Last Resort carry the
Boggie case to conclusion. The
overwhelming enthusiasm of the
American public convinced Gard-
ner that people were indeed in-
terested in whether innocent men
who were wrongfully convicted
were held in prison.
While investigating the Boggie
case, Gardner learned much that
helped quicken later investiga-
tions. But even more was left to
be discovered later.
Trial Records Missing
For example, in the case of
Louis Gross, who had been convict-
a Business Administration School
professor on his sabbatical leave.
Links Old ana New
Located at Peradeniya. the Uni-
versity of Ceylon campus is, ac-
cording to Mrs. Eiteman, "a mod-
ern link between the old and the
new-an impressive newly-built
raised similar dietary complaints
-but their objection was to a
daily diet of highly spiced rice-
Ceylon's climate, bringing in-
tense heat and frequent tropical
cloudbursts, fills students ward-
ed of a Detroit murder, Gardner the Ohio penitentiary. His exam-
decided to look over records of the ination of McClure, made with his
trial, only to find that they were unusual perception of a person's
missing. Again in the case of psychology and his exceptional
Vance Hardy, serving a life sen- skill in phrasing questions, showed
tence at Jackson Prison when the that McClure was guilty of the
Court took up his case, the inves- murder.
tigators found the records gone.-Although the Court's investiga-
In both cases the records had been tion up to that time had discov-
Sigma Alpha Eta, speech corree-
tion fraternity, will hold its annual
Christmas party at 7:30 p.m. today
in the Michigan Room of the
An original skit will be pre-
sented~ by memrsr and associates.