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Stories of Ten Most Inportant Campus Events During 195

i4 Retold,

As the end of the year draws close, it behooves us to look back
ever 1954, at what the year added to the University's history.
Although it is certainly impossible to review everything that
happened during the year (for 1954 was beyond question eventful),
a few events stand out. To pick; any number of them as the most
outstanding is an arbitrary way, but the only one, to focus mem-
ories on the year's significance.
The Daily, realizing its selections are arbitrary, has picked as
the ten most Important events at the University tits year the-
following: (in chronological order)
1) Destruction of a- whole building on the northwest corner of
State and Liberty in a $250,000 fire.
2) Subpoena of two University students by the House Un-American
Activities Committee.
3) Naming of James A. Lewis to fill the new post of Vice-
President in charge of Student Affairs.
4) Revelation of Daphne Price that she had been giving in-
formation on fellow students to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
5) Suspension of three faculty members for refusing to cooperate
with the Clardy committee.
6) Presentation of the Student Government Council plan to
University President Harlan H. Hatcher.
7) Announcement that Regents meetings would be open to

10) Surprising bid by the Michigan football team for a Rose
Bowl trip.
Firemen answered a call at 5:20 a.m. Feb. 11, to find the north-
west corner of State and Liberty in flames. Forty-five firemen
were on the scene before 6 a.m., but smoke prevented their reaching
the flames until almost -seven a.m.
The fire raged for several hours before firemen could get it
uIl'der control. Damage was later estimated at approximately $250,000.
Faulty wiring in the basement of Campus Drugs appeared to have
been the cause of the conflagration.
Two months later, another big story broke as it was learned
that two University students, Mike Sharpe and another graduate
student who declined to be named, had been subpoenaed to appear
before Rep. Kit Clardy's (R-Mich.) House Un-American Activities
Sharpe and Ed Shaffer, who was identified later as the other
student subpoenaed, both refused to testify before Clardy's com-
mittee. However, no charges were brought against them although
it was announced that a Joint Judiciary Council. hearing would
be requested if contempt citations against the students were sus-
Only a few days after it was learned that the two students
had been subpoenaed, former University coed Daphne Price revealed
that she had been giving information to the FBI on Shaffer when
she was at the University.

-Daily-Chuck Kelsey

the press. Miss Price reporlted that she had dated Shaffer, an avowed mem-
8) Rooming house fire at 508 Monroe that killed two persons. ber of the Communist Party, because she "was interested in his
9) Paint raid on the campus by Michigan State College students. See YEAR, Page 2















See Page 4

Latest Deadline in the State





Marquette Downs
'M' Cagers, 83-78
A scrappy and sharp shooting Marquette five beat off a deter-
mined second half bid by the Michigan cagers to win a hard fought
contest, 83-78, at Yost Field House last night.
The upset victory was the Warriors' fourth straight after an
opening season loss at the hands of Michigan State. The Wolverines
now stand at two wins and one defeat.c
Sst Hopfensberger Leads Team
Gerry Hopfensberger, a sophomore from Appleton, Wisconsin,
led the winners with 21 points. He showed the estimated crowd of
1,500 an excellent one-hander
from the corners and a driving
Students set lay-up. The 6' 3" forward racked
up 10 field goals in 17 tries for
a superb percentage of .588.
Three other men liit in double
..1[ An on figures for the visiting team. Cen-
ter Terry Rand and guard. Bob
1U ' 5.fg Walczak garnered 1 points and
~ Ito ~ ineRube Schulz picked up 13. Jim
Barron, with 18 tallies and Harvey
and today University Williams with 17 led the way for
students began leaving for home, the Maize and Blue.
putting behind them thoughts of Michigan was in contention un=
"those few classes missed Thurs- til late in the second half. A one-
day and Friday." See WOLVERINES, Page 3
To aid in accommodating the ex- #--
tra-heavy traffic, railroad and CSP Elects
bus lines have added special ad-
vantages for students in holiday Le d r
travel. Party
Railroads have again mad

AEC Authorizes New

Nuclear Reactor

To Be

Constructed f or, St'udy

U.S. Might
Swap Reds
Forr Airmen
By The Associated Press
The United States dropped a
broad hint yesterday it would be
willing to listen if Red China
should propose swapping 35 Chi-
nese students for 57 Americans.-
This shift from a position rul-
Ing out any such deal was dis-
closed by State Department pres

This's It!
gan State College President
John A. Hannah reported yes-
terday that Dr. Charles A.
Laughead, a staff physician at
the college hospital, had sub-
mitted his resignation because
of his belief the world will end
Dec. 21.
"A group of students said
Dr. Laughead had been hold-
ing meetings at his home and
teaching the beliefs of some
peculiar religious sect," Han-
nah commented.
Hannah said the group be-

Group Lists
For, Working
Reactor To Be Kept
On North Campus
Final approval for a 1,000,000
watt nuclear reactor to be start-
ed here early next year has been
given by the Atomic Energy Com-
mission, it was announced yes-

-Daily-John Hirt zel
NEW SL CABINET-Seated left to right are Treasurer Bill Adams, President Ned Simon, Vice-
President Ruth Rossner and First Member-at-large David Levy. Standing are Secretary Sandy
Hoffman, Second Member-at-large Donna Netzer and NSA Coordinator Charnya Butman.


Wins SL Presidency

v /


available to students the services
and reduced rates of Vulcan trains,
sponsored by Vulcans honorary.
Sale of these special tickets end-
ed yesterday.
Trains will leave at 12:56 and
5:26 p.m. for Chicago and 3:45
p.m. tomorrow for Eastern cities.
A railroad official last night said
"our reservations are about all
Only one extra trip has been
added to the bus company's sched-
ule, but second busses will be add-
ed to already scheduled trips if
necessary. The special addition is
a bus leaving at 4:15 p.m. tomor-
row for Grand Rapids.
Weather reports for tomorrow
may upset some of the best laid
plans of University students. The
Willow Run government weather
bureau yesterday forecasts rainJ
and snow again before the holi-
day begins.
A local travel agency said plane
reservations exceed 700, with a
great number of these reserva-
tions made to New York.
"Willow-hopper" busses spon-
sored by the Wolverine Club will
take students to the airport for
a nominal fee. They will leave
women's dormitories on Observa-
tory Hill and the Union at 2 and
4 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets may be
purchased on the bus.

Common Sense Party "forefa-'
ther" Leah Marks, '55L, was unan-
imously elected general chairman
during a CSP meeting yesterday.
Si Silver, '58LSA, was unanimous-
ly elected treasurer. One of the
temporary leaders of the organiza-'
tion, Bill Allen, Grad., had beena
nominated for the position of treas-
urer, but declined, claiming the
pursuit of "scholastic endeavors"I
left him no time for the work in-#
Janet Neary was made an "un-I
official adviser" to the party upon
the proposal of Miss Marks.
"We will begin work on the plat-
form after Christmas vacation,"
Allen said.
"A working organization is now,
being formed within the party to
put through the CSP program," Sil-
ver later commented.


By MURRY FRYMER largeCharnyaButman, '56, Na-
Ned Simon, '55, was elected pres- tional Student Association Coor-
ident of the Student Legislature dinator and Sandy Hoffman, '56,
yesterday at the first SL meeting secretary.
of its new term. , Simon, vice-president of the
Unopposed, Simon was elected Legislature since May, stressed
by acclamation, the need for a strong student gov-
LOther elete members of th ernment whether or not the Stu-
Legislature yesterday were Ruth dent Government Council replaces
Rossner, '55, vice-president; Bill the SL structure.
Adams, '56, treasurer; David Levy, Need for Recognition
'57, first member-at-large;Donna "If SGC comes in, we want to'
S', have a strong student government
toth en - f"L " c m "T 4

Petitions for Joint Judiciary
Council must be turned in by
tomorrow at Student Legisla-
ture headquarters in Quonset
A near Waterman Gymnaisium.
Subsequent interviews will
not be held until after vaca-
tion. Five students will be
selected on the basis of their
petitions and interviews.

to transfer to it, bimon said. ±1
not, we want to strengthen SL to
win recognition by the adminis-
tration and the students.
"Regardless," he said, "this is
not going to be a meaningless ses-
sion of the Student Legislature.
The most important thing is that
we are going to be a positive, con-
structive force."
Simon takes the presidency as
successor to Steve Jelin, '55, whose
term expired this month.
In the race for vice-president,

- UkiL.1 .~iLtUI1 V11I~ ~ O~11~W i1V~ ,IltL.L~i~wuru Wil ri Dean Ralph A. Sawyer, of the
conference. Dec. 21 and the flying saucers Graduate School director of the
Meanwhile, United Nations of- from Venus or Mars-Dr. Han- Phoenix project, said he had re-
Miss Rossner, former first mem- ficials said last night Peiping has nah wasn't sure whic -would ceived a letter from AEC research
ber-at-large, was opposed by Hank not yet replied to the bid by Sec- rescue some of the survivors. division director Thomas H.
Berliner, '56. retary General Dag Hammer- Johnson specifying safety condi-
Biggest Problem-'Housing' skjold to fly there and discuss the Stdent tins and operating procedures to
Miss Rossner, in a nomination case of 11 American aviators jail- be followed in the installation.
acceptance speech, stressed a need ed by Red China as spies. ed; Uranium Supply Assured
for winning approval for SL-spon- It was his reply to a. question A uranium fuel supply was as-
sored political forums, a strong asking whether the United States Tsured by the AEC in June. The
faculty relations program and would "look pretty carefully" at window-lesstheEC inryunediThe
work on "the greatest problem on any Red China offer of a swap. He An Immigration Service order to house the reactor will be an
campus today-housing. also said: for the deportation of Buick Nav- extension of the north end of the
Berliner and incumbent treas- "That would depend entirely onl idzadeh, Grad., was received yes- Phoenix Memorial Laboratory now
urer Larry Harris, '56, were the the nature of the offer and the terday, Prof. Beauford J. George under construction on the North
opposition to Adams for the post circumstances of the moment. of the Law School said. Campus.
of treasurer. Harris was not at' "Our concern here is to get not Navidzadeh now has 10 days
the meeting because of illness. only the ity -s1 t f lu f lid d Sdy Both the addition and the re-
Dona eterBelierandHa--oaly in military personnel out f0 exclusive ofhoidays and undays !actor will be financed by a $1,000,-
DonnpoNszereyfr hendiHrtjail inCommunist China but also in which to file a petition for po- 000 grant from the Ford Motor
ris opposed Levy for the fhi-st American civilians out of jail in litical asylum. Navidzadeh's pass- Compan Fund to the Phoenix
member-at-large post. Communist China." port has been revoked by the Iran-
Besides the 11 American airmen ian government which, he claims,?Proect
~ 1 jailed as "spies," White said Red will execute him if he is forced to The latest addition to the Uni-
DA C Com edy/' China is holding four other fliers return. versity's research facilities is ex-
and 28 civilians in jail, has three Reason for the deportation or- pected to play an important role
OpensTcivilians under house arrest and der is that the American govern in the training program for nuc-
Ons Todayivlan ud oheasretdeniedis tollh Aeriangoe
.J- has denied to 11 others permission ament "cannot look behind the lear engineers and scientists,
to leave the country. Iranian order revoking Navidza- Peak of 1,000 Kilowatts
A complicated series of intrigues The 35 Chinese students are the deh's passport," Prof. George com- It will have an initial opera-
and deceptions will be presented on residue of 430 who came to the mented. tion of 100 kilowatts average pow-
the Dramatic Arts Center's arena United States before the Korean A hearing date for further testi- er over eight hours with a peak
stage when Oliver Goldsmith's! War for advanced study, then mony will be set when the asylum of 1,000 kilowatts,
"She Stoops to Conquer" opens at sought permission to return home. petition is filed, With its completion the Univer-
8:15 p.m. today. . sity will have the "most complete
The 18th century farce will fea-ciywlhaete"otomee
tre Ralph Drisehell as Mr. Hard- and balanced set of intense radia-
castle, Ruth Volner as Mrs. Hard- Carol T im e A gain Tn sources now available," Dean
castle, Irma Hurley as Miss Hard- Sawyer said.
castle, James Coco as Tony Lump The set-up will mclude the re-
kin and Paul Carr in the -ole of i actor, the ten kilocurie cobalt
Mr. Marlow. source of the Phoenix Project and
Ruth Huston. Grad., Sue Serotte, the synchotron and cyclotron of
'55, Robert Kingston of the Eng the physics department.
lish department and William She- It will provide the most intense
han '56L, are also in the cast, as source of neutrons and gamma
are Ann Arbor residents Jerold rays by a non-governmental agen-
White, Jim Carlson and Earle cy and will be open to scientific
Prah and industrial research on an un-
Perfo-mances are set for 8:15 classified basis, Dean Sawyer
p.m. today, tomorrow and Satur pointed out.
day and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. After a Two Feet Long
"dark week" over the Christmas Housed in a 40 foot high, 70 foot
weekend the play will reopen Dec square box with concrete walls a
30, with performances Thursdays ~foot thick, the reactor itself will
through Sundays until Jan. 9. $.'be about two feet long on each
Single admissions are $1-.65. side. It will be suspended under 20
, . feet of water from a bridge at the
Travel Ntop of a 26 foot tank.
n t r * Ekpected to provide "the maxi-

Snyder Helps Court of Last

(EDI'OR'S NOTE: This is the sixth
in a series of articles on the Court of
Last Resort.)
When author Erle Stanley Gard-
ner and Argosy's owner Harry Stee-
ger first conceived the Court of


Last Resort idea, they thought im-
41 Deaths Occur mediately of Dr. LeMoyne Snyder.
Expert investigators would be
During Safety Dayineeded, and Dr. Snyder was and is
one of the outstanding authorities
By The Associated Press on homicide investigation in the
A relatively low traffic toll was country.
reported in the concluding hours Dr. Snyder's renown as a medi-
of Safe Driving Day yesterday and colegal expert was well known to
an official observer said, "Ameri- his close friend Gardner. When
ca is demonstrating its ability to ' Gardner returned from Baja, Cal-
use teamwork, common sense and ifornia determined to do something
caution." about wrongfully convicted prison-
At 11 p.m., CST, 41 deaths had ers, he went immediately to Dr..

ties that Keys had been convicted
because of his unpopularity with
local police. The Court finally ob-
tained his release from prison.
Dr. Snyder's experience and
training figured prominently in the
Keys case. A crucial point of evi-
dence had revolved around the po-
sition of the murdered man when
shot and the path of the bullet. This
sort of thing was Dr. Snyder's busi-
Now practicing legal medicine in
Lansing, Dr. Snyder's background
has provided him with particular
qualifications for homicide investi-
After graduating from Michigan
State College with a degree in ag-
riculture in 1919, Dr. Snyder stud-

Because of his proximity to the
Michigan State Police in Lansing,
Dr. Snyder had become interested
in scientific criminal investigation
and had taken a course on the sub-
ject at Northwestern University in
1933. Shortly afterwards, he wasE
appointed medicolegal expert with I
the state police.
Often. Called Upon
Working with state police, he was
often called in on homicide cases
containing medical and other sci-
entific aspects.
He took time out in 1937 to go
to Europe where he took a course
entitled "Sudden and Unexplained
Deaths" at the University of Vi-
enna. His book, "Homicide Inves-
tigation," published in 1944, is nowI
in its eighth edition. It has also


been reported. A survey made by
The Associated Press Dec. 1-to

Snyder with the idea.
Charter Member

been published in German and Jap-


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