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Campus Organizations
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BALMY (40 degrees), SHOWERS



o to Fee Hike
Residence Hall Fee Increases
Approved With Five Conditions
A proposed increase of $50 in residence halls room and board rates
was "reluctantly accepted" by the Inter-House Council yesterday, but
with the provision that five conditions are met.
The motion by IHC executive vice-president Tom Bleha, '56, asking
conditional acceptance was passed 30 to 13 after a two and a half hour
"Reluctantly accepting the proposed room and board raise," Ble-
ha's motion specified "if, and only if, the following conditions are met:
Five Conditions Set
"1) IHC be given a choice in planning.. . any new residence unit
"2) The salary of staff assistants be increased from $25 to $40 per
month and the IHC be given a voice in selecting staff personnel ...

Sees Driving
Possibility that a driving ban
referendum will be brought before
students at the all-campus elec-
tions March 15 and 16 was reveal-
ed yesterday at Student Govern-
ment Council's steering committee
Daily Managing Editor Gene
Hartwig, '55, favoring the refer-
endum for the March elections,
asked the steering committee for
a definition of referendum proced-
Follow SL Rules
Although several steering com-
mittee members opposed another
driving ban referendum at this
time, the committee voted to fol-
low present Student Legislature
rules for preparing referenda.
Under SL rules referenda need
600 signatures or majority sup-
port in the Student Legislature to
get on the ballot..
A driving ban referndum went
before the students in the fall of
Students heavily favored remov-
ing driving restrictions but Univer-
sity Regents have taken no action.
Opposes Ban
Hartwig said yesterday although
there was indication at one time
that some Regents were sympa-
thetic to the students' vote, the
Board seems to have reverted to
its original opposition to removing
the ban.
"It's time to bring it to the Re-
gents' attention again," he said.
SL President Ned Simon, '55,
against a March driving ban ref-
erendum, thought more could be
accomplished by working quietly
with the Regents.
"A few of the Regents can see
need for a change already," he
said, adding he hopes SGC will
work with the Regents for a solu-
tion after it takes office.
Meeting Tuesday
Babs Hillman, '55Ed, SGC can-
didates training director reported
to the steering committee yester-
day. The first candidates training
meeting will be held Tuesday.
Confusion over petition circula-
tion practices caused the steering
committee to emphasize yesterday
all petitions must be given to sign-
ers by the petitioner.
The petitioner is responsible for
certifying validity of all signa-
tures. Petitioners can only be cer-
tain of signature validity if they
see the persons who sign.
The steering committee also vot-
ed yesterday to establish an SGC
account with the auditor of stu-
dent organizations, Maurice M.
Administrative Secretary Ruth
Callahan will handle the account
until SGC elects a secretary. ,
DAC's Eliot Play
Ends Run Sunday
T. S. E1iot's "The Cocktail Par-
ty" will complete its current run
at the Dramatic Arts Center todayi
through Sunday, with all perform-
ances beginning at 8:15 p.m. ex-;
cept a Sunday matinee beginning
at 2:30 p.m.
A comedy with moral under-
tones, the productior features
Paul Carr, James Coco, Ralph

"3) The contract termination
policy .. . be re-evaluated;
"4) A differential rate scale be-
tween freshmen and upper class-
men be. considered;
.5) (Examine) possibility of
alumni and Development Council
for aid in the financing ...
Bleha, speaking in support of
his motion, said that "given the
increased enrollment and given the
rule that freshmen must live in
the dorms, we must accept the in-
crease or sophomores, juniors and
seniors will be forced out."
"Entire Campus Should Share"
Opposition centered around the
belief that the entire campus
should share in the proposed in-
Buck Bebeau, '57, asked that tui-
tion be increased to share part of
the financial burden. Larry Levine,
'56, proposed that "if everybody in
school paid $15" the same amount
would be reached.
Levine asked that a committee
be formulated to work with the
University on a bond issue.
Pointing to a residence hall fi-
nancial report, Bernie Berman,
'58M, said that at present 20 per
cent of dorm finances are being
used to pay off debts.
"We're paying $750 for $600
worth of services," he said. "We're
paying for somebody else's dormi-
tory to be put up in later years."
Levy Supports Motion
IHC President Stan Levy, '55,
commented that IHC opposition to
the raise would probably accom-
plish nothing.
In favor of the Bleha motion he
said, "the University does not ex-
pect us to accept the raise. But
which will help us get some of our
needs, accepting reluctantly or op-
"Let's take advantage of the sit-
uation and get some good out of
it," he said.
Reasons given for the raise by
the University are wage increases
and social security ($12) and re-
serves for a new residence hall

Bare Facts
LANSING (A') -- The House
today scheduled an open hear-
ing for Thursday on a bill to
ban nudist colonies in Michi-
Previously, Whinery had said
he feared an open hearingwould
"transform the floor of the
House into a circus."
Dr. Braxton Sawyer of Fort
Smith, Ark., a. clergyman who
has crusaded against nudist
colonies, has been invited to
attend the hearing. Represent-
atives of nudist organizations
also have been invited to at-
The bill proposes penalties
on nudists, operators of nudist
camps and publishers of nudist
IFC Seeks
On Peddlers
Interfraternity Council took
steps yesterday to protect their
m e m b e r s against unscrupu-
lous salesmen and peddlers.
At a meeting with representa-
tives of the local Chamber of Com-
merce, proposals were made to set
up a system for issuing credentials
to individuals wishing to sell at
affiliated housing groups.
Must Post Bond
Although no definite agreement
was reached, the plan would prob-
ably require salesmen to post a
bond at the local Chamber of
Commerce office before selling at
such housing groups.
Robert L. Gage, Chamber of
Commerce secretary, emphasized
in an interview last night that any
agreement between the IFC and
Chamber was not an attempt to
keep people from selling at frater-
nity houses.
However, he continued, the
Chamber of Commerce will be
"happy to cooperate" with the IFC
In setting up a system of issuing
credentials for persons wishing to
sell merchandise at fraternity or
sorority houses.
Issue Will Be Discussed
Keith Coates, '56E, IFC frater-
nity service committee chairman,
said the issue would be discussed
with Pan Hellenic Council and at
IFC House Presidents Assembly.
If an agreement were drawn up,
fraternity members probably would
refer prospective salesmen to the
Chamber of Commerce before ad-
mitting them to their house. The
salesmen would post a bond with
the Chamber of Commerce and be
issued credentials stating the bond
had been posted.
The bond would be returned to
the salesman within a specified pe-
riod of time if no complaints had
been turned in on the salesman's
methods, promises or merchandise.


Violent Gunboat Encounter

IEx-Iranian Off icial
Speaks for Student
Former Iranian government official N. Saifpour Fatemi testified
in favor of Buick Navidzadeh's petition for political asylum at final
deportation hearings for the University graduate student in Detroit
Navidzadeh claims that if forced to return to his native Iran he
faces prosecution by his enemies and almost certain execution.
Fatemi described the military

Budapest Quartet

trial and events leading up to the
assassination of his brother, for-
mer Iranian foreign minister Hus-
'sein Fatemi, as an example of the
kind of treatment Navidzadeh is
likely to meet with in Iran.
A minister in Mohammed Mos-
sedegh's government, Hussein Fa-
temi was arrested and tried when
a military coup d'etat brought Foz-j
liollah Zahedi to political power
in 1953.
According to Fatemi's four-page'
statement, his brother was assas-
sinated in his bed.
While he was publisher of an
Iranian magazine for a period of
four years Navidzadeh exposed cor-
ruption among army officers who
are currently out to "get him," the
student claims.
He was accused last October of
being connected with Communist
activities in Iran, and immediate-
ly afterwards his passport was
cancelled. If his appeal for politi-
cal asylum is rejected Navidzadeh
faces immediate deportation.
Information compiled at the de-
portation hearings will be relayed
to the Immigration Service in
Washington where a final deci-
sion will be made within the next
three weeks.
Ire's Tariff
Policy Passes
House Vote.
waged a nip-and-tuck opening
battle over President Dwight D.
Eisenhower's lower tariff foreign
trade program yesterday and Ad-
piinistration backers wound up
the day with a one-vote prelimi-
nary victory.
Protective tariff forces showed
such surprising strength that they
may be able to impose restrictions
on the President's program when
the final voting takes place today.
Pres. Eisenhower was reported
to have made a last-minute move
to bolster his support. Informed
sources said he had written Re-
publican Leader Joseph Martin of
Massachusetts that he would not
use requested tariff-cutting powers
to injure American industries.
Yesterday's skirmishing dealt
only with the rules under which
the House would consider the leg-
islation. On the third successive

Nationalists Battle

With Reds

TN ewsimen
Discuss ±4
Safe Plan
Members of the press, radio and
television in Washtenaw County
were formally initiated into an
energetic traffic safety program
last night at a local hotel.
Representatives of the com-
munication media form one of
four groups that the Traffic and
Safety Committee of the Ann
Arbor Division of the Automobile
Club of Michigan is coordinating.
The Committee had already met
with educators and law enforce-
ment officers in attempting to
develop a program to make Wash-
tenaw county safer for drivers..
The committee plans to meet next
with safety Tngineers.
Groups Will Continue Work
Under the program, a smaller
committee is drawn from each of
the four groups to work further
on developing an effective safety
As chairman of last/ night's
meeting, Otto W. Haisly, chairman
of the Traffic and Safety Com-
mittee, asked newsman, radio and
television people what they
thought they could do to push the
With emphasis on the positive
approach (such as rewarding cour-
tesy on the road), discussion
brought out three levels on which
communication media might ef-
fectively promote safety within the
new program.
Disseminate Data
First, the media could serve in
its ordinary capacity of dissemi-
nating information on accidents,
accident prevention and programs
for safety.
Secondly, they could as the
Traffic and Safety Committee es-
pecially ask help in finding the
solutions of safety problems and
forming policies and programs for
more safety.
Finally, they could use their in-
fluence on public opinion to create
some pressure towards the adop-
tion of policies and programs
agreed upon.
General feeling at the meeting
was that the media had done as
much as it could with available
material, but that perhaps they
should also take the initiative in
creating material to educate driv-
ers both as to attitude and mech-
anical ability..

Appearing at 8:30 p.m. today in the Rackham Auditorium is
the Budapest Quartet who will present the first of three concerts in
the annual Chamber Music Festival.
Since making their debut in the United States in 1930, the
quartet has grown more and more popular each year with American
Famous especially for the way they play the quartets of Mozart,
Beethoven and Brahms, critics have asserted that the Quartet's suave
tonal balance and telepathic sense of ensemble is unmatched.
Featured in tonight's concert will be the Quartet in G, Op. 77,
No. 1 by Haydn, the String Quartet, No. 1 by Lees, and the Quartet
in A minor Op. 29 by Schubert.
Republican Party Must
Reduce Bigness: Martin

"The Republican Party will not
exist as a major party if it is a
party of General Motors or Unit-
ed States Steel, or ifthe notion
gets out that the GOP is a party
of the "big boys," Homer Martin
said in an address to the campus
Young Republican Club yesterday.
Speaking on "The Future of La-
bor in Politics," the founding
president of the United' Auto
Workers said that the Republican
Party "must be supported by the
common man. We must do some-
thing for the com.. on man with-
out enslaving him," he explained.
Must Be Fair
"We are never going to win the
confidence of American labor,"
Martin emphasized, "until we are
fair and square with it. We must
have a specific program dealing
with labor, labor organizations and
small business," he continued.
"The Republican Party must
come out with definite ideas on the
Taft-Hartley Law and we must
make it stick," Martin warned.
Commenting on present - day
work of organized labor, the labor
leader explained "industries have
no one to blame for strong labor
tactics but themselves. If indus-
trialists had been good Americans

in supporting free speech and the
right of assembly when labor was
organizing," he added, "we would
not have socialists and racketeers
in labor today."
Reid Gives Views
Former state lieutenant-gover-
nor of Michigan Clarence Reid
presented his views on labor in
politics. "The common man is en-
titled to a home, television set and
security," he said.
"There are a great number of
people neither Democrats nor Re-
publicans to whom you can sell a
proposition if it has merit," he
continued. "This need can very
easily be met if a party has a
platform answering its needs."
"Democrats had terrific sales-
manship in the last election and
we must do likewise," Reid added.
Program Attacked
WASHINGTON (A') -President
Dwight D. Eisenhower's school
building program bumped into
strong opposition yesterday from
the National Education Assn. and
some other professional educators.
Some Republicans indicated they
may favor drastic modification of
the program.

Sink Seven
Sea Vessels 71
Chiang's Planes
Enter Into Fracus
TAIPEH, Formosa (P)-The De-
fense Ministry said Nationalist
warcraft sank seven Communist
landing craft in a sea battle early
yesterday between Nanchishan and
Matsu islands northwest of Formo-
The ministry said Nationalist
warships shot up a Communist
Three Gunboats Sunk
Three Red gunboats were set on
fire and "possibly sunk," the min-
istry added. It said the gunboats
were between 200 and 300 tons
Landing craft were 300 to 400
tons, it added.
Nationalist warplanes roared off
Formosa bases to join in the bat-
Nanchishan Is Anchor
With the Tachens abandoned to
the Reds, the Nationalists now
consider Nanchishan their north-
ern anchor.
It lies 22 miles off the Red China
coast, about 12 miles north of For-
Matsu is a Nationalist-held is-
land blocking Foochow p or t
northwest of the northern tip of
Sea action followed on the heels
of an artillery exchange tQ the
south in the Quemoy area. Chi-
nese Red guns shelled Quemqy off
the mainland port of Amoy but
fell silent when Nationalist artil-
lery roared out in answer, the min-
istry said.
No Damage
Ministry reported Red artillery
poured in about 90 shells from Ta-
teng, an island close to Quemoy,
and from Lienho, on the mainland
10 miles northeast of Quemoy. It
claimed the Red fire caused no
Political quarters welcomed the
statement by Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles rejecting the
idea of the Nationalists surrender-
ing Quemoy, a c r o s s Formosa
Sttrait, and the Matsus, 100 miles
northwest of Formosa.
Vice-President Chen Cheng told
a news conference the Nationalists
were determined to defend Que-
moy and the Matsus even if they
were denied air support.
British Solve
H-Bomb Riddle
By The Associated Press
Britain announced yesterday in
London she has solved the secret
of the hydrogen bomb and Is pro-
ceeding immediately to become
the third nation producing H-
England may be only one of an
increasing number of nations, not
all of them necessarily major pow-
ers, to enter the hydrogen weapon
field during the years immediately
There have been predictions
that it soon will be possible to
make thermonuclear weapons with
comparative simplicity and in
comparative abundance. A possible
beginning of such a trend was
seen in the London announce-

Prime Minister Churchill's gov-
ernment disclosed Britain has the
H-bomb know-how along with the
United States and. presumably
Russia. The disclosure came in an
almost casual reference buried in
a white paper on defense.
Britain also reported that less
money would be appropriated for
defense and armed forces man-
power would be reduced slightly.
Defense Minister Harold Mac-
Millan, in explaining the white
paper, told a news conference,
"We have now developed the power
to produce a thermonuclear wea-
pon and we will now proceed."

Pledges inDorms
Unable To Leave
At present there is no University rule allowing fraternity pledges
to move from quadrangles into fraternities during the school year
if the quadrangles are not operating above capacity, residence hall
business manager Leonard A. Schaadt asserted yesterday.
Assistant to the Dean of Men William S. Zerman said that earlier
this semester 13 fraternity members, none of whom were freshmen,
were denied permission to leave the quadrangles and move into fra-
ternity houses.
Meeting Held
Zerman told of a meeting he had with Schaadt during which
it was decided fraternities operating at less than capacity could
have members move from dormitories if the quadrangles were op-
erating over capacity.
Fraternities eligible at the time, according to Zerman, were
those which would have empty beds left if all and non-dormitory
members living outside the house moved back in.
Nine fraternities were in this position, the Interfraternity Coun-
cillor said. Letters were then sent to residence hall officials by the
nine house presidents requesting permission for 13 students to leave
the quadrangles and move into their fraternities.
Couldn't Be Released
After classes started last week, however, circumstances made it
impossible for the fraternity men to be released from the quad-
rangles, Zerman continued. While 104 men were living in temporary
quadrangle housing on Feb. 4, three days later. 87 quadrangle resi-
dents had left school.
In the next few days more quadrangle residents dropped from
school, Zerman said. When this happened the quadrangles were op-
erating at or slightly under capacity, so the 13 fraternity members
were not allowed to move.
While men may leave the quadrangles for personal reasons
after the first semester, he explained, at the time of petitioning the
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For background article,
see IKE, Page 2
roll call within 2%V/ hours,' the
members voted 193 to 192 to take
up the Administration bill under
procedure limiting opponents to
just one amendment.
Th.is rule was backed by spon-
sors of the program and by both
Democratic and Republican floor
leaders. But at one time it ap-
peared that a coalition of protec-
tive tariff insurgents, who de-
nounced this procedure as "gag
rule" and "un-American," would
succeed in opening the bill to a
flood of amendments.
SGC Petitioners'
Two-Day Rush
1rings Total to 33
A sudden burst of activity during
the past two days has sent the to-
tal of potential Student Govern-
ment Council candidates soaring to
Eleven students picked up SGC
petitions from 1020 Administration
Bldg. yesterday and Wednesday.
Nar nHti-v I 1iiai ddthnse of

IHC Has Hectic Beginning.

(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the third
in a series of interpretive articles
dealing with the services, history and
future of the Inter-House Council.)
One of the major problems fac-
ing the Inter-House Council after
its organization in the spring of
1952 was acceptance by quad resi-
The Association of Independ-
ent Men, an organization com-
posed of all non-fraternity men,
at first refused to surrender its
hegemony. It claimed that an in-
ter-quadrangle council concerned
only with quad problems was too
narrow an approach to the prob-
lems of non-affiliated men.
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Prior to the formation of the
IHC, circulars had been sent to
all quad men for suggestions and
ideas. These were then incorpo-
rated into the 1HC constitution.
The IHC was given official Uni-
versity recognition in the fall with
permanent recognition due to come
in the spring of 1953, at which
time it was to submit its consti-
Troubles with IFC
Initial controversy arose between
IHC and the Inter-Fraternity
Council over fraternity men en-
tering the quads during rushing
for the purposes of contract agree-
ment with students.
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place on the IHC.
After some six months of
c h a r g e s and counter-charges,
Braun was given a statement of
apology from the ,st Quad
Quad Judiciary
On March 31, 1953, the Resi-
dence Halls Board of Governors
gave its stamp of approval to a
quad judiciary system, the sub-
ject of a long debate. However, the
quad judiciary system was given
no jurisdiction over non-residents
who violate quad rules.
A good deal of criticism was di-
rected against the I1C when it
refused to take a position in the
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