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VOL. LXV, No. 123 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 1955
Olympic Fund Dance
Gets Council Approval
By DAVE BAAD j
Student Government Council de-
cided yesterday to maintain con-
trol over disbursal of annual)
Homecoming Dance profits.
Concurrently the, Council voted
to delegate direction of the dance
to a campus organization chosen
from petitions to be submitted to
SGC by April 18.
Student Legislature voted con-
trol of the dance to SGC Feb. 9.
The question of delegating part
of the profits to the directing or-
ganization is up to SGC, but dis-
cussion at yesterday's meeting in-
dicated organizations would run
the dance as a service project.
Interfraternity Council, the Un-
ion and League all indicated wil-
lingness to operate the dance on
the non-profit basis.
Homecoming Dance profits last
October approximated $3,000.
In other action yesterday SGC
gave tentative approval to the Un-
ion sponsored Olympic Fund
dance, and Phi Epsilon Pi frater-
nity's reactivation at the Univer-
By vote of 10 to one, the Council
approved the Olympic dance pend-
ing submission of a proposed budg-
et with provisions for possible fi-
knancial loss and approval of the
University Calendaring Commit-
Sigma Alpha Mu, whose peti-
tion to sponsor a similar type
dance was turned down by Stu-
dent Affairs Committee Feb. 22,
will help the Union put on the all-
To Split Losses
NSigma Alpha Mu representative
Nate Greene, '57, said yesterday
SAM would assume possible losses
on a 50-50 basis with the Union.
SAM's petition to SAC in Feb-
ruary was rejected in conjunction
with SAC's policy against indi-
vidual housing units sponsoring
All profits from the dance will
go to the Olympic fund to pay ex-
penses for United States athletes
competing in the 1956 games .
Phi Ep Reactivation
Tentative approval to Phi Ep
fraternity was given pending sub-
mission of a letter from the near-
est alumni chapter pledging sup-
port to Phi Ep's reactivation ef-
Phi Ep's Detroit alumni group is
in the process of reactivation. At
present the nearest active group
operates in Cleveland.
Five men formerly affiliated
with Phi Epsilon Pi at other
schools form the nucleus of the
new chapter at the University.
The fraternity is given until
September 1956, to activate 30
a men. Rushing will be carried on
at the Union since the group has
no chapter house.
Phi Ep's reactivation was pre-
viously approved by IFC's Execu-
tive Council and the Fraternity
Presidents Assembly subject to sev-
: eral conditions. They are to se-
cure suitable University approved
housing, a scholarship average
above the University all-male av-
erage, and an active chapter ad-
Also yesterday SGC officially ap-
proved Pan-Hellenic's revised con-
stitution with little discussion. Ap-
proval was unanimous.
After presentation by Interna-
-'tional Center director James Davis,
SOC endorsed yesterday an idea
for a book drive for the people of
See HOMECOMING, Page 3
Critic To Talk
John Mason Brown, associate
editor of the Saturday Review,
will speak on "Seeing More
Things" at 8:30 p.m. Monday .at
The lecturer served as drama
critic for both the New York Eve-
ning Post and New York World-
Telegram and has written numer-
ous books cn the theater. Included
are "Accustomed as I am," "The
Modern Theater in Revolt," Two
on the Aisle" and "Letters from
Tickets are available from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hill Auditorium
Bretton A ttacks
Mayo r'sRe ma'rk
Says Brown Used 'Gutter Politics'j
In Discussing Proposed Charter
By PETE ECKSTEIN.
Prof. Henry L. Bretton of the political science department yester-
day accused Mayor William Brown of bringing "gutter politics" to Ann
He also said the mayor has a campaign against the proposed new
city charter that "is starting to go now."
Mayor Brown has referred to some features of the new charter
as a "step closer to that Communistic business." He spoke at a public
meeting Thursday which he called to discuss the charter.
"Bounds of Decency"
Prof. Bretton said the mayor "has overstepped all bounds of de-
SST. LOUIS (A')-Six St. Louis
University freshmen are beat-
ing the system with electronics.
An intercommunication sys-
tem connecting their roomns al-
lows them to pool their know-
ledge for exams in what they
modestly call a "brain-trust."
Math, history, physics and
an encyclopedia are included
in their repertoire.
"We just flip a switch for
the answers," they say.
'M' in NCAA
By LEW HAMBURGER
Special to The Daily
Tax Cut Plan
MSC Name Change
Sparks New Request
A special hearing was requested
yesterday by the University, before
action is taken by the State Sen-
ate Judiciary Committee on the
Michigan State College name
The bill to change MSC's name
from college to university has al-
ready passed the house.
A telegram was sent yesterday
by Secretary of the Regents Her-
bert G. Watkins to Sen. Harry F.
Hittle (R-East Lansing), chairman
of the Judiciary committee, re-
questing the hearing.
Sen. Hittle has said that a'
hearing would be granted if the
University requested it. He has also
indicated that study of the meas-
ure will not begin till at least next
The telegram sent yesterday by.
"The Regents of the University
of Michigan request a hearing on
House Bill 156 now before your
Senate Judiciary Committee for
study and consideration. Basic se-
rious issues have been grossly mis-
represented and ignored because of
false urgency in a campaign to
speed passage of a measure which
has far reaching implications.
"The serious import of House
bill 156, which involves more than
a mere name change demands ma-
ture and thorough deliberation.
Since the present atmosphere ofj
unwarranted pressure has diverted
attention from basic issues, the1
Regents must take a positive and<
vigorous stand on the legal and
other issues involved."
To Give Concert
Conducted by Prof. William D.
Revelli, the 125-member Univer-
sity Symphony band, will give its
annual spring 'concert at 4:15 p.m.#
Sunday in Hill Auditorium.
Highlighting the first half of
the program will be the colorful
"La Fiesta El Mexicana" by Reed.
The program will range from
contemporary work to Bach, andi
will include a saxophone quartet.
cency and propriety by impugning
the motives of all those who con-
tributed to the formulation of the
new charter and of those who
urge its adoption."
Prof. Bretton, long active in lo-
cal Republican politics, termed the
Republican mayor's remarks an
"His tactics are quite clear," the
political scientist said. Although
there is no organized opposition to
the charter, "the mayor doesn't
have to organize. He already has
an organization. His campaign is
starting to go now," he said.
"There were many ways open
to the mayor," Prof. Bretton con-
tinued, "to express his opinion on
the charter. He chose the most in-
vidious one. In using the attribute
'Communistic' he was fully aware
of the possible interpretation that
would be given to his statement."
Prof. Bretton referred to the
"evil connotations" of the word
and accused the mayor of violating
"one of the fundamental concepts
of American politics-namely fair
"He now has the dubious dis-
tinction of being among the first
to bring gutter politics to Ann Ar-
bor," the unsuccessful candidate
for the Charter Commission said.
"I certainly don't back down
from my views on it one bit," May-
or Brown commented yesterday.
"I still stand by my statement.
"I don't say that Ann Arbor's
moving toward Communism," he
said, describing his remarks as
"When you take people out of
government you're moving toward
a dictatorship," the mayor said of
the termination of the charter sta-
tus of four boards and the reduc-
tion in size of the city council.
"It's a tendency toward a type of
government that is not democrat-
ic-call it whatever you want to.
If that tendency occurred all over
the United States it would be a
step toward it."
Mayor Brown said he had the
"highest regard" for the members
of the Charter Revision Commis-
sion. He said his differences with
the group centered around "one
word," meaning the charter pro-
vision stating that the council
"may" appoint commissions, not'
that it "shall."
"Time will tell what I'm going
to do" in taking a public position
on the adoption of the charter as
"You can't cast a halfhearted
vote for something," Prof. Bretton
said of the mayor's position.
"You're either for it or against
See BRETTON, Page 3
OXFORD, Ohio-Ohio State's
( amazing corps of divers took the
Buckeyes a long way in the de-
fense of their NCAA swimming
championship last night, as they
captured four out of the first five
places in the one-meter dive.
The diving gave Ohio State its<;:FE3
largest amount of points. 17, in
one event, as Fletcher Gilders de-
fended his NCAA crown over his
nearest rival, teammate Jerry
Harrison. Gilders, who scored a -Daily-John Hlrtzel
perfect 10 in one of his dives, am-
massed a total of 535.05 points, APPROACH-AVOIDANCE-Or, how to study for mid-semesters when visions of Florida sojourns
compared to Harrison's total of dance in her head. Well-meaning co-ed, fortified with books and good intensions, makes a last-
520.30. ditch stand before vacation.
Michigan's Jim Walters broke
up the Ohio State monopoly by U LEADERSHIP
tallying 475.75 points, good for * ad NewsU
third place. Morley Shapiro, Or lW
Frank Fraunfelter of Ohio State,A
and Michigan's Charlie Bates fin- Roundup!PowerhAsks Improved
ished in the lower three positions.
'M' Leads Yale by Point By The Associated Press
The Buckeyes, who are well on Secrecy Violation Charged S tate So acilite s
the way to another NCAA crown, y
hold a considerable margin in LONDON - The Western pow- "In this cold war with Russia the outcome will be won or lost in
team points over second place ers accused the Soviet Union last the schools of the United States," Eugene B. Power said yesterday.
Michigan. OSU has garnered 43 night of gross violation of the se- "In a very direct sense," the Democratic candidate for University
points, while the Maize and Blue crecy rules of the five-power Lon- Regent continued, "our prosperity, our national security and our free-
have tallied 28. Yale is in third don conference on disarmament. dom depend upon our degree of education and upon our educational
place with 27 points. They pledged, however, to push system."
Jack Wardrop provided Michi- ahead with the negotiations "to Speaking to an open meeting of the Ann Arbor Democratic Wom-
gan with its only win of the cast aside the horrible threat Of pen'sClubt A A r emohatic Wothe
evening, as he outlasted Ohio H-bomb warfare." r o e edcaional
State's Ford Kanno, to success- Th.esenpoeschre need for an improved educational
succesateTh Western Po~ers c1aged(1u ic Repocrts system in the state.
fully defend his 220-yard free- that Soviet Deputy Foreign Min- C a S
style crown. Wardrop, who. has ister Andrei A. Gromyko leaked to 1
broken all existing records in this the Soviet news agency a plan Student FineAs a result of the past 50 years
event, added another to his col- presented by him to the confer- f Republican-controlled State ed-
lection, as he bettered his own ence and gave out a "Downright In conjunction with Joint Judi- ucational offices, he said, we are
NCAA meet record of 2:05, with ,5,000classrooms behind in our pri-
misrepresentation" of the Wes- ciary Council's new policy of re-
a strong 2:04.2. tern position. leasing weekly discipline reports, ma during the next five years we must
ardnfrptlefKonno0yadslightd* * $115 in fines levied at the March2duingth e
margin for the first 50 yards, and and 9 meti hav ben -build 5,000 more.
WASHINGTON (A') - A Demo-
cratic plan to cut income taxes
$20-a-person was killed yesterday
in a major victory for the Eisen-
House Democrats backing the
proposal tossed in the towel in a
Senate-House Conference Commit-
tee. The upshot was that the com-
mittee approved a Senate bill
merely continuing present corpora-
tion income and excise tax rates
for one more year.
The Senate then swiftly passed
this bill on a voice vote.
House leaders scheduled final
action on the bill-minus the tax
cut-next Tuesday. But that was
almost a formality now. The steam
was taken out of the fight when
House Democrats yielded in the
That sounded the death knell
for the Democratic plan, pushed
through the House by a 210-205
vote, to give each taxpayer and
each dependent a $20 annual tax
cut starting next Jan. 1.
Defeated in Senate
The House tied this cut to an
Eisenhower administration bill
extending corporation and excise
taxes. The Senate defeated the
tax cut 61-32 and passed the
straight extension bill as urged
by President Dwight D. Eisenhow-
er. The Conference Committee was
appointed to settle the conflict,
Unless extended, corporation in-
come and excise tax rates would
drop on April 1-just one week
away-by about three billion dol-
lars annually. The excises apply
to automobiles, cigarettes, liquor,
and other items.
P r e si d e n t Eisenhower had
strongly opposed the Democratic
tax-cutting plan throughout a
long, often bitter scrap. He said it
was fiscally irresponsible in view
of an estimated $2,300,000,000 fed-
eral deficit next year, and might
bring more inflation.
Democrats said Republicans had
cut taxes last year, chiefly for
"big corporations and wealthy per-
sons," in the face of an even big-
ger estimated deficit. They said
their plan was needed to bring jus-
tice to the "little fellow."
Group To Plan
Plans for increased student par-
ticipation in University Develop-
ment Council will be discussed at
two meetings this weekend.
The Council's newly-formed
Student Relations Planning Coin-
mitee will hold its first meeting
1:30 p.m. today in Rm. 2K of the
Union. Gene Hartwig, '55, will
preside over the meeting of 16
students, with Ruth Rossner, 55,
Hartwig and Miss Rossner are
this year's student representa-
tives to the Council Board of
The two representatives will
report today's proceedings to to-
morrow's meeting of the full Board
The Board will meet at 10 am.
in the Regents' Room of the Ad-
ministration Bldg., and is expected
to act on a proposal for earlier
appointment of its student re-
The Council Board will also dis-
cuss a program to provide faculty
fellowships in all divisions of the
University. Dean Ralph A. Sawyer
of the School of Graduate Stud-
ies, Prof. Leo Goldberg, chairman
of the astronomy department, and
Dean George G. Brown of the en-
gineering college will address the
the Ohioan made his move just
before the 100 yard mark. But,
as Konno appeared ready to wrest
the lead from Wardrop, the Mich-
igan star opened up, and pulled
away to win by 10 feet.
Bill Woolsey of Indiana, who
was given an outside chance of de-
feating Wardrop and Konno, fin-
ished third, closely at the Bu'ckeye
swimming star's heel.
"Bumpy" Jones, Michigan's cap-
tain, behind by three yards with;
only two laps to go in the 200
yard breaststroke event, put on a
late burst of speed but was nipped
at the finish line by Bob Mattson
of North Carolina State. Since
this is a new event, Mattson's
mark of 2:26 will go down in the
Yale's famed 400-yard freestyle*
relay team had to go all out to
defeat Michigan's quintet, as the
See NCAA, Page 4
Stock Market Rise
NEW YORK - The stock mar-
ket made its fourth straight ad-
vance yesterday and closed only
a short distance away from its
record high scored just three weeks
The market in its recovery from
the severe break that started 'on
March 7 has almost gone full cy-
* * *
WASHINGTON - Homer Fer-
guson, former Republican Senator
from Michigan, was sworn in as#
Ambaissador to the Philippinesi
Government Pay Raise z
WASHINGTON --- The Senate l
overrode President Dwight D. Ei-
senhower's wishes yesterday and
voted to give 1,500,000 government
works a 10 per cent raise in pay.
It thereby risked a veto; the
President has said he would view
a raise of such a size with great
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NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. - The1
United States Army took on the
mighty Niagara River last night
with the announcement it would
begin blasting operations in an
attempt to slow destructive on-
slaught of glacier-like ice.
The ice was carrying waterfront
homes and other buildings with it
as it crunched toward Lake On-
CAJA'.A. t' *Af ltflAX51J.. 11ave . JetS4gL
Two University students appre-
hended at Michigan State College
for disturbing the peace were fined
$35 and $20 respectively and warn-
ed against conduct unbecoming a
The former was fined the addi-
tional $15 for purchasing and con-
suming alcoholic beverages as a
Althougki only one student re-
ceived a fine, amounting to $15,
four came before the Council for
consuming or possession of alco-
holic beverage violations. The oth-
er three had fines suspended in
view of court costs.
If the same students come be-
fore Joint Judic again for the
same violations, the suspended
fines will be levied.
Two $25 fines were levied for
second driving violations. One fine
was suspended in view of financial
"A University enrollment of 50,-
000 does not at present seem prac-
tical," he added and urged prepa-
ration for doubled college enroll-
ment in 1970.
To increase college facilities,
Power said, the University should
take leadership in aiding the de-
velopment of community colleges.
It can assist in planning curricu-
lums, training personnel, estab-
lishing suitable standards and
"carrying the ball" politically with
Can Relieve Pressure
"The development of area com-
munity colleges with high stand-
ards of instruction can do much,"
he said, "to relieve pressure in ex-
isting institutions during years of
Power stressed the need for 23,-
000 more teachers in the next five
years and the importance of pay-
ing them adequately.
VET BILL CONFUSION:
Bonus Difficulties Criticized
By DICK SNYDER
Charges of "confusion" and
"politics"bin the handling of state
Korean bonus applications have
been leveled at the Adjutant Gen-
eral's Office in Lansing.
Dissatisfaction has arisen over
notarization of photostat copies of
veterans' separation papers. Lack
of organization because of "poli-
tically inspired carelessness" has
TOY TUG TUNA:
'Navy' Asks Race
Capt. Frederick M. Middleton of
the newly founded East Quad
Navy has recently been at work in
y the test tank of the Anderson
: Naval Development and Testing
Yard with his command, the speed
2 v.tug "Tuna."
ganization and to instructions for
One ex-GI University student
remarked, "A wealth of experience
was available in the difficulties
encounteredafter World War II.
Why didn't they tap it?"
"The Adjutant General's Office
should, have made radio announce-
ments and newspaper statements
indicating just what the veteran
Although Mrs. Smith is not a
notary public, her certification is
accepted in all state courts.
Bachman said that his office is
still notarizing the reverse side ofk
the photostats because "some 25-
also been charged. V 5J V - AL -
alsoeenchared. f rwas supposed to do. Many did not
The General's Office refused even know what forms they were
SWednesday to accept photostats supposed to have," he commented.
of Defense Department separa- He claimed that the Lansing
tion reports which contained administration tried to hurry the
county clerks' statements in place matter through and gain the vet-
of a notary public certification. eran's vote. "As a taxpayer, I ob-
Donald . Bachman, head of ject," he said. "As an ardent Wil-
the Veteran's Service Center in hams supporter in the last elec-
the Municipal Court Bldg., said tion, I think I will vote on the
that the problem arose in admin- other side after this."
istrative processes. "The whole Service Center head Bachman
matter could have been prevented .qidmhiwvrtht hddnot b-
dollar-a-week clerk down the line I tario.
might not know that the Adjutant-
General's order has been revers-
ed." Kenneth Speaks
"We are concerned with seeing On Race Relations
that men coming to us get their
claims taken care of as soon as "Changing the patterns of race
possible," he continued. "We'll put , Crelating ill tb pabout chae
official seals upside down on the reaions wil bring abu cange
papers if they want us to, and if of racial attitudes."
it will prevent delay," This was one of the points made
Capt. Middleton, who doubles as!
a University Freshman, is officer
in charge of Testing and Develop-
ing in the EQN. The captain, de-
livered a challenge to nautical
minded students to race any naval
vesse lagainst the "Tuna."
The efitry must be of equal
displacement and powered, like the
"Tuna," by an electric motor, Mid-
dleton said. The winner will be
awarded the Coffee Cup Trophy
which Capt. Middleton . displays
in the accompanying picture.
Bachman explained that the is- by Prof. Kenneth Clark of City
sue arose when photostats from College of New York in his talk!
Wayne County agencies arrived in on social desegregation yesterday.
Lansing, marked only that papers Prof. Clark pointed out the var-
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