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Latest Deadline in the State

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-aily-Dick Gaskill
BUCKET DRIVE--A student drops in her share of the $280 con-
tributed to the Free University of Berlin bucket drive yesterday.
Joel Tauber, '57, chairman-of the drive, said a personnel prob-
lem had left some of the buckets un-manned, but that he hopes
today's buckets will yield $500 more when the final tally is taken
after the drive's 5 p.m. deadline.
Atomic Blasts Jolt Desert;
Both Explosions Same Da
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (P-For the first time, two atomic devices
were exploded in one day yesterday. One was a whopper heard "like
thunder" 170 miles away, the other a pink-tinted shot dropped from
a, plane five hours later.
The nuclear double feature roared its opening when a device
estimated to equal 20,000 tons of TNT reduced its 500-foot tower to
stubs of twisted metal.
It gave Las Vegas a mild jolt and appeared similar in force to
the other major test of the spring series, held last March 7. But be-
cause of overcast skies it was less spectacular, being seen in only
five states. The previous spectacle was seen border to border through-
out the West.
Six hundred soldiers crouched in trenches 3,500 yards away on
the Yucca Flat test site. Then they went in to look at the large amount
t of military equipment exposed to

IFC, Daily
OK Change
Of Policy
Judicial Actions
To Be Covered
Fraternity p r e si d e n t s last
night approved a policy for Daily
coverage of judicial actions han-
dled by the Interfraternity Coun-
cil executive committee.
The policy recommendation, ar-
rived at in consultation with The
Daily, provides that the IFC pres-
ident will announce names of fra-
ternities, nature of violations, pen-
alties and extenuating circum-
stances in cases handled by the
executive committee.
Executive committee meetings
will be open to the press. When ju-
dicial matters involving fraterni-
ties are discussed the reporter will
leave the meeting.
Information Given
After the meeting the reporter
will confer with the president who
will provide the following infor-
1) The name of the fraternity
committing the violation.
2) The nature of the violation.
3) The disciplinary action or
fine levied.
4) Any extenuatng circum-
stances necessary to put the rul-
ing in its proper context.
The Daily, after writing the
story, will check it with the IFC
president and the highest avail-
able officer at the house involved
for any additional comment.
Last night's action, taken with
one dissenting vote, followed a dis-
cussion last week between the ex-
ecutive committee and The Daily
where the policy was unanimously
Weinbaum Comments
mendation for the executive com-
Presenting the policy recom-
mendation for the executive com-
mittee, IFC President Bob Wein-
baum, '56, said -"the new policy
will promote uniformity and ac-
curacy in the publication of IFC
judicial rulings"
At present the executive com-
mittee is empowered to handle
cases where member fraternities
violate IFC by-laws.
These infractions range from il-
legal rushing or pledging proce-
dures to violent hazing and pledge
class activities which violate the
Weinbaum. said Joint Judiciary
Council officials have indicated
the IFC action would have no ef-
fect upon the present Judic policy
of withholding names in group vi-
Driving Ban Discussion
House presidents were also
treated to a discussion of the driv-
ing ban with representatives from
the Office of Student Affairs.
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea, In-
vestigator Harold E. Swoverland
and Assistants to the Dean of
Men Karl D. Streiff, and John k.
Bingley answered presidents' ques-
tions about present enforcement
of the ban.
Presidents were generally criti-
cal of the present regulation. Some,
discussion centered on the fact
that the ban penalizes the hon-
est student and places a premium
on a student's ability to lie and get
away with it.
Premier's Palace
Shelled by Rebels

SAIGON, South Viet Nam, (P)'
--A private army of ex-piratesl
shelled the Premier's palace com-l
pound and Nationalist army head-I
quarters in the early morning]
darkness yesterday.,
The sudden attack turned a
chronic political crisis into open
warfare in the midst of American-
led efforts to set up this half of'
Viet Nam as a bulwark against'
Asian communism.,




on Michigan Jet Bas

-Daily-Esther Goudsmit


-Daily-Esther Goudsmit

Ruffles 'U'
For five suspense-filled ho
yesterday all undergraduate sch
announcements were taken out
circulation, pending a big decis
about their fate.
Finally, at 3:45 p.m. the w
came from the office of Assist
to the President Erich Walter t
all was well. The announceme
were approved as they stand,
cluding the controversial pho
The back cover picture came
for criticism on several cou
Most striking is the fact thatc

N 'san Gargoyle
Editors Told Yesterday
Herbert Wander, '57, and Richard D. Harrison, '56, were appoint-
ed last night as Michiganensian Managing Editor and Business Man-
ager respectively.
The Board in Control of Student Publications also chose Dave
Kessel, Grad, as new Managing Editor of Gargoyle; Dave Rohn, '56
as Art Editor; and Gordon Black, '57, Business Manger.
urs Filling other 'Ehsian positions are: Pat Goddard, '56, Engravings
1001 Editor; Bronson Murray, '57, Advertising Manager; and Cathy King
t of '56, Office Manager.
sion First Junior Head
Wander, outgoing Features Editor of the yearbook, is a Zeta Beta
'ord Tau from Cincinnati, O. A staff member for two years, he is the first
ant iunior to occun y the ton 'Ensinion b.


SGC Sets
First Vote
On Officers

Record Atom
Waves Here
Radioactive waves from the re-
cent atomic tests in Nevada have
been recorded here;
Located about 75 miles from Las
Vegas, previous blasts took place
March 12. Indication of the blasts
was received here on March 16.
These waves were recorded on the
air monitor at the public health
The monitor is kept going con-
tinuously 24 hours a day in con-
nection with part of the Universi-
ty safety o'perations. The Radio-
logical Safety Department which
is in, charge of this monitor is lo-
cated atthe public health school.
According to Prof. Gerald M.
Ridenour, Radiological Safety Of-
ficer, the radiation was less than
twice the normal background ra-
diation in the air all the time. This
low-lived radiation is of little dan-
ger to the public.
Normal background radiation is
about .04 of a milliroentgen (the
measuring unit for radioactivity).
The fall-out pushed it up to .08
where it stayed for about four
hours, Prof. Ridenour continued.
Some Absorption Allowed
Workers in a Government atom-
ic energy plant are allowed to ab-
sorb up to 300 milliroentgens of
radiation every single week of the
year. They can take a much higher
jolt of radiation in a single expo-
sure, he added.
Prof. Ridenour said that the
atom bomb fallout that drifted{
down on the campus from the up-
per atmosphere was much less
than this amount.
Ann Arbor is about 1,750 miles
from the site of the blast and it
takes about 3 days for the radio-
activity to reach Michigan. The
nature of the tests at Nevada have
not been disclosed to the public,
according to Prof. Ridenour.
Council Makes
Charter Change
Two Development Council char-
ter revisions were approved at l



They had to clear out promptly,
however, for the air burst dropped
from a B36 bomber flying at more
than 15,000 feet.
It exploded at about 5,000 feetl
and appeared as a quick yellow
flash, followed by a cloud tinted
with pink in the bright desert sun.
It was similar to test test that
opened the spring series last Feb.
18 but was much brighter.
Equal to Hiroshima
Las Vegas felt only a gentle
rustle from the air drop.
The tower shot was about equal
to the ato nic bomb that devastat-
ed Hiroshima.
The blast gave Cedar City, Utah,
170 miles northeast of the test site,
its worst jolt yet from a nuclear
The flash was seen in Califor-
nia. Oregon and Arizona as well as
Nevada and Utah.
Ike Attacked
For .Religion
eph McCarthy (R-Wis.) accused
Sen. Matthew M. Neely (D-W.Va.)
yesterday of assaulting President
Dwight D. Eisenhower on the sa-
cred grounds of religion, and
pledged the President "my un-
qualified support."
Sen. McCarthy, who has differ-
ed with Pres. Eisenhower sharply
on other matters, demanded that
Sen. Neely apologize to the Pres-
ident and the people for what he
said about Pres. Eisenhower's
churchgoing, in a speech Monday
at Cleveland.
Sen. Neely accused the President
of making an "ungodly" parade of
his religion.


... uncovered on cover
of the men pictured, former var-
sity golfer Malvin "'Bud" Stevens,
has transferred to an East Lan-
sing institution.
Many faculty members criticized
not only the choice of subjects but
use of the entire back cover for
the picture, claiming it was a poor
layout and poor utilization of
S o m e 20,000 announcements
have been printed but not yet cir-
culated Walter said. Time lost in
planning a new layout and re-
printing the books was the major
factor in the decision to use the
present stock of announcements,
he added.
Contacted in Detroit, Stevens
said the appearance of his picture,
standing next to Russell Bucci,
'55BAd, completely surprised him.
"It was taken when we were fresh-
men," the MSC senior said.

'U' President
To Address
Union Banquet
Retiring Union president Tom
Leopold, '55, announced last night
that University President Harlan
H. Hatcher has been engaged to
address the Union's annual In-
stallation Banquet, Wed., April 13.
Speaking to the Union Executive
Council for the last time as pre-
siding officer, Leopold and Execu-
tive Secretary Dick Pinkerton,
'55, held a routine meeting and
then congratulated the executive
council on the achievements of the
Union this year.
Freedom Week
Picked b NSA
National Students Association
has declared the third week in
April as Academic Freedom Week.
Working in conjunction with
the NSA, the Academic Freedom
Ad Hoc Committee, a sub-com-
mittee of the defunct SL, will
sponsor a campus debate on the
subject, "Should the University
prohibit any political speakers?"
A speaker of national promi-
nence will perform here, with
many other programs are also
planned for the week.
The sub-committee has already
sponsored an all day conference
in Nov., 1953 to help celebrate
Academic Freedom Week, and last
spring it arranged for lecture by
the people who had received sub-
poenas from the Clardy commit-

Affiliated with Phi Delta The-
ta, Harrison is a Sphinx honorary
member from Grand Rapids, for-
merly the, yearbook's promotions
Ann Arbor native Miss Goddard
belongs to Delta Delta Delta, Mor-
tarboard and is president of Wy-
vern. Formerly tryout editor, she
has had two years' Ensian experi-
Editors' Experience Told
Murray, from Bloomfield Hills,
belongs to Phi Eta Sigma and
served as Ensian assistant copy ed-
itor. Both Sharp and Gregory are
former salesmen and members of
Phi Gamma Delta. Gregory is
from Ashtabula, 0., and Sharp
from Detroit.
Another Detroit native is Miss
King, outgoing assistant office
manager, who was tapped Mon-
day for Mortarboard.
Gargoyle's Kessel has worked
on the humor magazine three
years. The Monroe native served
this year as associate editor. Rohn
is a Theta Chi from Ludington and
Black a Sigma Nu affiliate from
Gomberg, Cooky
Top Blood Drive
Winners of trophies in Decem-
ber's campus blood drive were an-
nounced at last night's Alpha Phi
Omega meeting.
Gomberg House took first place
in the men's division. Women's
division winner was Martha Cook.
Delta Delta Delta and Beta
Theta Pi copped the sorority and
fraternity h o n o r s respectively,
while the, independent trophy was
given to Newman Club. Navy took
ROTC honors.

Dick Good, '56A, remains the
only nominee for Student Govern-
ment Council president as SGC
meets tonight to elect its first set
of officers.
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in
the Union, the new student gov-
ernment will also choose a vice-
president and treasurer.
Good, nominated more than a
week ago for the presidency will
probably oppose Hank Berliner,
'56, who is expected to be nominat-
ed from the floor.
Except for Donna Netzer, '56, a
candidate for the vice-presidency,
Ed Veldon, '56E, and Bill Diamond,
'56E. Good and Berliner are the
only juniors among the 11 elected
Berliner Third
Elected on the 18th ballot Ber-
liner was the third candidate
named to SGC in all-campus elec-
tions March 15 and 16.
Four ballots later Good became
the fifth SGC member.
A member of Student 'Legisla-
ture for a year and a half, Ber-
liner served for a short time as
second member-at-large and was
[ chairman of the culture and edu-
cation committee during the Leg-
islature's last term.
SGC membership is Good's first
experience with University student
He is past president of Lambda
Chi Alpha fraternity and served on
the Interfraternity Council Ex-
ecutive Council.
Other candidates for president
may be nominated from the floor
Netzer Noninated
Miss Netzer, the only nominated
candidate for vice-president, will
likely be opposed by Bob Leacock,
'57, and Joel Tauber, '57.
All three are former SL mem-
bers with Miss Netzer holding a
cabinet position during the last
Leacock with a record-smashing
682 votes and Tauber ran one-two
in the recent SGC elections.
Bill Adams, '57, who served as
SL treasurer during its final weeks,
is the only nominee for SGC treas-
Adams may get opposition from
candidates dropping down after
defeat running for other positions.
InBusiness Continued
other business tonight SGC
will continue discussion of admin-
istrative structure and open talk
on participation in National Stu-
dents Association.
The administrative organization
committee which met Monday will
report on possible alterations and
clarifications of the proposed ad-
ministrative structure proposed by

Deceision Se
On Air For,
A tribute w
To GOP Press
heated dispute over the In
of a proposed jet air base in
igan yesterday boiled tow
final decision.
The House Armed Services
mittee refused to rescind it
against building the 81/
dollar base within 15 miles C
National Music Camp at
lochen. This seemed to rul
consideration of the Air F
original site in Benzie Cor
Possible Cadillac OK
, Chairman George H. Maho
Texas) of the House Defens
propriations Sub-Committe
first said the Armed Se
group's action meant the
'Force could, if it wished goi
with construction of the bs.
{Wexford County near Cadlli
second choice.
After conferring wvith
subcommittee members, hot
Rep. Mahon said the Air
does not yet have a "green :
on the project but must fin
his group's approval of a ne,
survey made last week.
Rep. Mahon added he hat
the Air Force to "hurry up"
its report on the survey "an
this thing (the dispute) b
GOP Contributors?
Rep. Charles E. Bennett
Fla.) piled fuel on the fls
controversy by asserting he
e heard rumors that the Air F
switch to Cadillac was mad4
der pressure from "large coni
tors" to the Republican Pai
the Cadillac area.
Rep. Bennett, a member c
Armed Services Committee, V
ed off a furor with his state
at a committee meeting.
Rep. Dewey Short (Mo.),:
ing Republican on the comn
declared that "at no time ha
Republican official, high o
rich or poor, inside or outsi
Michigan, ever spoken to me
this." Rep. William G. Bras
Ind.) said this was the first
to his knowledge "partisan
politics" has entered the di;
Plays Will
Open Today
I Third Laboratory Playbil
gins a two-day run at 8 p.m.
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Th
Two one-act plays will be
sented by the speech depart
as half of the program. The
are Moeller's "Helena's Husb
a modern version of the old
legend of Helen and Paris
Pirandello's "Sicilian Lime
peasant comedy.
Singer Buchanan, Grad. d
ed the Moeller drama whil
scenery is by George Bamber
Sipporin, Grad. directed the
ian work and William Hawe
cuted the scenery.
In conjunction with the
men's physical education de
ment, two dance works wil]
be performed.
The first is based on Prof.

vin Felheim's poem, "They
Wait." The other, "Why C
Boys Have Short Names,"
old legend.
Student tickets for today'~
tomorrow's performance
available at the Lydia Mei
sohn box office.
See Expansion
tOf U..-Canada
Defense Progra:

Knapp Predicts CD Plan Obsolete in Two Years

(EDITOR'S NOTE-This article, last
in a series of seven, discusses the
problems of apathy and obsolescence
of strategy in civil defense planning.)
Civil defense officials are now
preparing plans which in a few

combat the bombs which Russia
now has.
More Powerful Bombs
In several years, however, it is
possible that nuclear bombs will
be 50 times more powerful than
they now are.

that by the end of 1957 Russia
will be capable of dropping bombs
which will completely damage a
14-mile radius.
Lack Fall-Out Details
Dr. Knapp also said that detail-
ed information is lacking on the

Small amount of funds appro-
priated to FCD is one of the great-
est contributing factors in its in-
ability to provide some of the nec-
essary information services to lo-
cal officials.
The Pentagon has also been se-

ing its attitude about the import-
ance of a civil defense program.
'Nuclear Pearl Harbor Possible
Chester Holifield (D-Calif.), a
member of the Joint Congression-
al Committee on Atomic Energy,
said following the last release of

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