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VQL. LXV, No. 137 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1955
Red China Sides
:With Arab States
Chou Demands Quick Settlement
At Bandung Over Israeli Question
BANDUNG, Indonesia-(A)-Red China yesterday wooed the sol-
idly anti-Communist Moslem countries of the Middle East by taking
the side of the Arab states against Israel.
The Arabs are represented and Israel is not at the 29-nation
Asian-African conference that opened here Monday.
Red China's Premier Chou En-lai played his political cards skill-
fully in the role he apparently has assumed of being everybody's friend
at the conference. He joined seven Arab countries at the conference's
,Will Block -
By MURRY FRYMER
Prof. N. Marbury Efimenco of
the political science department
said yesterday that he expected
"moderate" remarks concerning
international politics at Bandung
"if there is to be any agreement"
By LEW HAMBURGER
"Academic freedom is not sy-
nonymous with political freedom,
but is a small segment of an in-
finitely larger sphere."
This thesis was developed by a
panel composed of Pat Roelofs, '55,
Daily Associate City Editor; Steve
Jelin, '55, former Student Legis-
lature president; Mike Sharpe,
Grad., president of the Labor
Youth League, and Ned Simon, '55,
also former president of SL.
The panel discussed the rela-
tion of political and academic
freedom last night in conjunction
with Academic Freedom Week ac-
The group agreed that academic
freedom was definitely related to
political freedom, but the rela-
tionship was that of a part to the
Miss Roelofs began the proceed-
ings, maintaining that we "must
be hospitable to an infinite var-
iety of ideas. The responsibility
of teachers is one of academic
competence. Anyone who does not
try to indoctrinate students with
political bias should be allowed to
Jelin agreed, basically, but op-
posed the methodology of the
Communist movement in the po-
litical realm. The Communists, he
r contended would deny us the
freedom for which they now
clamor, if they were to gain con-
"Conspiritorial Communists will
not accept the ground rules of
freedom," he said.
He added in the question period
following the discussion however,
that he couldn't oppose Com-
munists gaining their ends
through democratic means.
Sharpe was the third speaker,
and began immediately by attack-
ing the histeria and red-baiting
which has swept the country aft-
er the introduction of McCarthy-
He cited Harvey Matusow's re-
cent book, "False Witness" as ex-
tremely significant in the field of
political freedom. Matusow was
an informer in several trials of ac-
He said there was a danger also
from false interpretations of ideas
and philosophies. There is pre-
velent today a great deal of pre-
determined opinion on some phil-
osophies, especially the Marxian
i dialetic. .
Simon was the final speaker on
the program, saying that Com-
munism is a "subversive, conspiri-
torial, revolutionary movement."
He condemned the violent meth-
ods of the Communists, and cited
the 'coups' in Czechoslovakia, and
China, and pointed to American
Communist Howard Fast as one
who "really makes a conservative
r out of a person."
To Be Discussed
Three facuity members will dis-
cuss "Is There a TrendiTowards
' Conformity in Academic Free-
dom?" at 7:35 p.m. today in Au-
ditorium B, Angell Hall.
Sponsored by the Young Demo-
crats, Prof. Edwin E. Moise of the
mathematics department, Prof.
William E. Palmer of the econom-
ics departmeit and Prof. Arthur
Eastman of the English depart-
ment will take part in the discus-
Political Committee in demanding by the Afro-Asian states.
quick settlement of the Palestine "The nations cannot arrive at
question. any decisions concerning key ques-
Proposed Resolution tions like Kashmir or Formosa,"
he said. "The differences" of the
A resolution on Palestine pro- 27 nations represented "outweigh
posed by Afghanistan and sup- the similarities."
ported by Chou said: Prof. Efimenco viewed the con-.
"In view of existing tension in ference as an attempt to explore
the Middle East caused by the possible bases of unity apart from
situation in Palestine and the dan- the participation of the West. He
ger of tension to world peace, the commented that it was the first
Asian-African conference declares significant Far Eastern confer-
its support of the rights of the ence in which the West has not
Arab people in Palestine and calls participated, seeing in this an ef-
for implementation of United Na- fort to show that Asia is now the
tions resolutions on Palestine." center of international activity.
The Arabs have been most bit- "The composition of the na-
ter over the plight of between tions includes three different cat-
800,000 and 900,000 Palestine Arab agories in regard to political af-
refugees driven from their homes filiation," Prof. Efimenco said.
in Israeli-won territory during the "There is the pro-West, pro-Com-
Palestine war of 1948. The refu- munist, and neutral groups."
gees now live in neighboring Arab "Almost all the nations are pre-
countries on the Israeli perimeter, vious colonial areas which gained
supported mainly by United Na- independence in post-war years,"
tions aid. he said.
Names Subcommittee Shrewd Red Approach
The conference Political Com- "So far," he noted, "the Com-
mittee named a subcommittee to munists have taken the shrewder
get up a policy statement on the approach by not challenging the
Arab-Jewish dispute. fiery remarks by pro-West lead-
India's Prime Minister Nehru ers."
split with Chou to urge modera- The international politics ex-
tion in handling the Arab-Jewish pert said that this was designed to
question. influence the more moderates, "es-
U.S. Rushes The agenda for discussion was
I itself quite general, Prof Efirien-
I co said.
''But it is a beginning for fu-
Top pX erts ture conferences of this type for
more specific areas, such as eco-
To Form osa nomic problems" which he said
would be "more constructive."
WASHINGTON (-) - The na- Both Sides Even
tion's top military man and the Whether the East or West would
State Department's Far East spe- benefit most by the Bandung
cialist sped yesterday to Formosa conference is "a fifty-fifty propo-
for on-the-scene consultations sitiori," Prof. Efimenco said. "It
about the "tense situation which largely depends on what Red
continues" there. China does on the question of
But Secretary of State John Formosa and winning a seat in
Foster Dulles said "no crisis is in- the United Nations."
volved" in the sudden travel or- He pointed to what he called a
ders for Admiral Arthur W. Rad- significant result of the conference
ford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs in that so far there was no lining
of Staff, and Walter S. Robertson, up among the powers in regard
assistant secretary of state, to race, which many experts sus-
As if to emphasize his words, pected would split the White and
Secretary Dulles left for a few non-White nations.
days vacation at his island retreat "If the nations can maintain a
in Lake Ontario. united front," Prof. Efimenco
Robertson and Admiral Radford stated, "they could prove to be-
are due about noon Sunday in Tai- come an important moral public
pei, Nationalist China capital. opinion force, especially in the
Their visit will mark the second General Assembly."
time the United States and Na- "If they reach a consensus .on
tionalist China have consulted the East-West conflict," he said,
under their mutual defense treaty. "they would be able to act as a
Secretary Dulles held the first con- restraining force on extremists in
sultation at Taipei last March 3. both the East and West camps."
Foreign A id
By Rep. Richards
WASHINGTON (;P) - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower's new 3%l
billion dollar foreign aid program,
a "save Asia" project, ran into a
legislative snarl yesterday a few
hours after the message outlining
it reached Congress.
Chairman J. P. Richards (D-
S.C.) of the House Foreign Affairs
Committee announced that, con-
trary to custom, he is planning to
postpone final committee action
on the authorization bill until the
full Senate has voted on it.
Sen. Walter F. George (D-Ga.)
chairman of the- Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, said he ex-
pected the House to act first.
Help Asian Countries
Most of the money requested by
the President is to help free Asian
countries stand firm against Com-
Conditions in Europe are great-
ly improved, President Eisenhow-
er said in his message. He point-
ed to the creation of defense
forces that "now constitute a sig-
nificant deterrent to aggression."
"The immediate threats to
world security and stability are
now centered in Asia," he said.
"The preponderance of funds re-
quested of the Congress will be
used to meet the threat there."
Rep. Richards told a news con-
ference he planned to delay ac-
tion on the program because he
had heard from unnamed "influ-
ential" senators there is "grave
doubt that the Senate will vote for
any economic aid this year."
The President's program for the
year beginning July 1 includes
$1,717,500,000 for direct military
and associated assistance and
812% million for other purposes,
Foreign Aid. Director Harold E.
Stassen said last month that
$2,140,500,000, or about two-thirds
of the total, would be set aside for
15 Asian nations.
Damages suffered by the Virgin-
ian Restaurant in Tuesday's fire
have not yet been determined,
proprietor Lawrence F. Tiballs
He said he could not estimate
the amount of damages until Ann
Arbor's building inspector, John
E. Ryan, returns to the city to-
EXAM TIME, ANN ARBOR STYEE-Opposite reactions developed as students accustomed them-
selves to the vagaries of the exam schedule. It seemed to be just a matter of luck, but some stu-
dents had other expressions for it.
Sentiors To0Get Exams Ffirst
By JANE HOWARD first few days, is unjust, Prof. Students contacted yesterday
Seniors get preference when it Thrall explained "that's the price viewed this spring's schedule with
comes to examination schedules. yod have to pay for a nice, com- mixed emotions. "Fine for start-
This spring's schedule was drawn pact class schedule." ing my summer job earlier," Gene
up with an eye to the three-day But there's no advance action, Patterson, '57, conceded, "but not
interlude needed in administrative he remarked, open to students so good as far as study time is
offices to process senior grades, who'd like to arrange classes with concerned."
according to Prof. Robert M. regard to exam schedules. Judy Sweet, '57, muttered un-
Tprall of the mathematics depart- Gw t ke the favorable reactions to the sched-
ment.c scheduleincreasingly complex, ule, demanding "how can anybody
Since seniors are to get real prof. Thrall noted. A somewhat study decently for two huge exams
diplomas, rather than tokens, aI longer time was once allotted for in a one-day 'study period'?"
exams, but technical pressures now Although they expressed appre-
the exam schedule must take their make the tighter schedule a ne- ciation for "breathing space" be-
situations into account. cessity. tween the finals they must con-
Prof. Thrall and Prof. Leo Le- duct, most faculty members agreed
gatski of the engineering college with Nathan T. Whitman of the
jointly make up the schedule. fine arts department, who said he'd
Senior Exams First like to finish his examinations as
Standard second-semester pro- early in the schedule as possible.
cedure, Prof. Thrall explained, is : He concluded that the new aca-
to space exams for courses com- demic calendar, going before the
posed largely of seniors in the Board of Regents for their May
first few days of the schedule ' meeting approval, would give one
Freshmen and underclassmen find, Y. day more for seniors' examinations
in general, that 'they'll still be and partially improve some of the
writing exams toward the end of ' current schedule's difficulties.
the 10-day schedule. j
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Lew is Say's
League, Union Given
By DAVE BAAD
Another effort is under way to
modify present University driving
By unanimous vote last night
Student Government C o u n cil
passed a motion requesting Vice-
President for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis to appoint a com-
mittee to study the present stu-
dent driving regulation.
Daily Managing Editor Gene
Hartwig, '55, who made the mo-
tion hopes the group will recom-
mend modifications of the present
ban "bringing it more in line with
present student desires."
Committee Named Soon
Vice-President Lewis said last
night he thought the' committee
could be named early next week.
He anticipated no difficulty set-
ting up a committee to study the
University President Harlan H.
Hatcher could not be reached for
SGC President Hank Berliner,
'56, said last night every indication
points to University readiness to
study the driving problem and full
cooperation in studying the pres-
The committee recommended in
the motion will include three stu-
dents, (including one from SGC),
two faculty members, two repre-
sentatives of the University ad-
ministration and representatives
from the city.
Recommend Streiff, Lewis
Assistant to the Dean of Men
Karl D. Streiff and Vice-President
Lewis are recommended represen-
tatives of the administration.
The motion calls for immediate
appointment of the committee and
a report back to SGC by the eighth
week of the next fall semester.
After SGC examines the report
it will be sent to President Hatcher
and the Regents for final approv-
Although the committee is not
responsible to SGC, Council study
of .the report will give SGC a
chance to make recommendations
before the report is finally ap-
process is partially reversed. Sen-
iors, on the whole, find their Feb-
ruary exams spaced over the entire
period, with lower classes' exams
LYL Encounters Refusals
Ann Arbor's Labor Youth League has encountered difficulty in morrow.
securing a hall for holding public meetings. Structural members under the
The League had until recently rented a hall at 103 S. Fourth St. main floor received the most dam-'
where it sponsored several speakers. However, the owner received sev- age. Tiballs was not sure just
eral phone calls from people protesting the meetings and asked the what would need rebuilding until
group to refrain from publicizing its meetings. advised on the city's requirements.
Sharpe Comments He hopes to reopen the restaur-
Mike Sharpe, Grad.,. chairman of the local organization, ex- ant within two weeks.
plained that lack of publicity.
would defeat the purpose of the LOCAL MEMBERS CALLED TO ARMORY:
somewhat concentrated on the Problem Exists
earlier days. Discussing the motion last night,
Most of the work involved in Hartwig said it is important in
planning the final schedule. Prof. At a Greek workshop yesterday the first place to recognize a driv-
Thrall said, is done by the Literary discussing common fraternity-sor- ing problem actually exists.
and Engineering Colleges, where ority problems, affiliates agreed Two years ago the Regents took
enrollments are heaviest. But the that their relations with the Uni- no action when Student Legisla-
schedule isn't released until of- DAILY BANQUET - Russell versity are good. ture submitted a lengthy brief on
ficials of all colleges and schools Barnes will be guest speaker at "There is no institution in the the driving ban problem.
have okayed it. the Daily All-Staff Banquet to country where the administration The brief was accompanied by
Denying a rumor that the sched- be held at 6 p.m. today in the is more favorably inclined toward referendum results showing only
ule is set months in advance, Prof. Union fraternities and sororities and 1,762 students of 7,324 voting fa-
Thrall said plans weren't drawn up Barnes, former director of convinced of their desirability," vored retaining the existing driv-
until two or three weeks ago. "This psychological warfare in the j Vice-president Marvin L. Niehuss ing ban.
spring's schedule," he added, "isn't Mediterranean during World told one discussion group. Hartwig also suggested the com-
essentially different from last War II, is foreign affairs com- He added that affiliates usual- mittee take note of results of ac-
year's." mentator for The Detroit News. ly make good alumni. tion at schools which have already
"Price You Pay" During the banquet, awards Greek letter group presidents modified their driving bans.
Confronted with complaints that will be presented to staff mem- and vice-presidents attending the Last to Retain Ban
this semester's schedule, with ex- bers for best news, feature and workshops declared, however, that The University is the last of Big
ams heavily concentrated in the editorial writing, their relations with their own 10 schools to retain a stringent
alumni left something to be de- ban.
sired. With almost no discussion last
Suggestions for improvements night SGC voted to affiliate with
included more alumni newsletters National Students Association for
incldedmor almninewletersthe next year.
j ~and a greater display of courtesy Membership dues" through Sept.
es fSurp risetwad visiting alumni. 1956 were paid by Student Legis
In facing the problems of the lature but the Council had to de-
By DICKSNYDER expected increase in enrollment cide whether it wanted to con-
over the next ten years, delegates tinue membership.
National Guard members throughout the country were called said fraternities and sororities This summer's NSA Congress
to company in a surprise test alert late yesterday. must expand in order to maintain will be held from Aug. 18 to 31.
A terse telegram announced the message to all Guard command- their position and prestige. SGC will pay expenses of seven
ers at 6:20 p.m.-"Mobilize Effective 1830, 20 April 1955, For Test One of the stumbling blocks in delegates an'd seven alternates to
Alert. Operation Minuteman.,"- the way of forming new houses is the convention to be held at the
Capt. William Bush, commanding officer of Company K in Ann the high cost of real estate in.Ann University of Minnesota.
Arothey said. Homecoming Dance
Arbor said that five of his 89 men were on hand at the Fifth and Ann T UrybgarC s ng Daed
Street Armory by the alert release time, 6:30. By 7:30, 53 men had The University driving ban, it FSGC last night delegated next
was pointed out, means houses fall's Homecoming Dance to the
reported. cannot be located far from Qam League and Union.
Acting in what he termed a "calm, cool, collected" manner, the lo- pus. A be lae fr foe Under direction of Gwynne
cal Guardsmen hurriedly dressed into their fatigues, packed theiri located alng a specified route Finkleman, '57, and George Hen-
duffles and assembled their rifles. I was suggested as a possible solu- rich, '57, wher will co-chairman the
Shortly after their arrival, they were patrolling the streets of the tion. dance, the Union and League will
i+inM ,Ar v PAtrt~ were-run Homecoming festivities as a
"Our desire," he said, "is to
bring the Marxist viewpoint to
students and to allow them to
make up their own minds." With-
out publicity, he continued, peo-
ple would not learn about the
Last week the group again met
rebuff in their search for new
headquarters. The League had
made a payment and received a
receipt for rental of a meeting hall
when its real estate agent in-
formed it that the owner had can-
celed the lease.
LYL has now obtained a hall
through its agent at 200 N. Fourth
St. where they will sponsor a talk
by Dr. Howard Salsam, director
of the Jefferson School of Social
Science in New York, at 7:30 p.m.
National Guard Assemb
city in pairs and tujrning in report sto te A rmory [lauq Ge LC
a first aid station had been set up.
A vmn t SArinn. c -vrt,iimcw n , na .r4 n nratvimwith the a~id1of
j Parkin Meeting
The Council maintains financial