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SGC Endorses
Sorority Backing
Request Panhel Committee Include
Elected SGC Representativef
Student Government Council last night unanimously passed a
motion which expressed "it's appreciation to the Panhellenic Associa-
tion, the sorority presidents, and the individual sorority houses for
their indicated cooperation in implementing the Spring rushing
In addition the Council requested that the Panhellenic-As-
sembly Study Committee, which will observe the effect of the im-
plementation of Spring rushing will include in its membership one
elected member of SGC.
This action was taken partially in relation to a.letter senit to the
Council by the Board of Review which removed a stay of action on

U.S. Proposes Opening
USSR, American Land
For Disarmament Test

Code Causes
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a series of five articles on the
proposed revision of Michigan teacher
certification code, up for hearings
before the State Board of Education.)
Is social service going to take
the place of learning in the schools
of Michigan?
Many teachers across the state
seem to think so when discussing
the controversial revision of the
teacher's certification code.
English department's Prof. Al-
bert K. Stevens was a member of
the advisory committee to which
the revision subcommittee's pro-
posals were handed till Dec. 31,
'Drastic' Changes
In a staterhent made to The
Daily, he labelled the subcom-
mittee's code changes as "drastic."
Teachers-to-be would take 30
instead of the present 20 hours of
professional education, whereas
they would take only 30 instead of
the present 54 hours in their
majors and minors, which would
keep them on the sophomore level.
Prof. Stevens explained that the
subcommittee's final report was
given to the advisory committee on
Dec. 5, 1955, "but despite the sev-
eral years in which work and study
had been done on the code, we had
had inadequate time to discuss the
philosophy behind the revision.
'Far From Agreement'
"When we met on Dec. 5, we
were so far from agreement on the
increase of 20 to 30 hours of edu-
cation, and it so monopolized our
time, that, weary with debate, we
struck "30" from the code and
voted to record.our individual pref-
"Six wanted to keep the 20-hour
requirement, four wanted to let it
go to 24, and six wanted 30.
"We sent the proposals on to
the State Board of Education with-
out recommendations-we didn't
imply any endorsement of the new
Describing more of the code's
background, Prof. Stevens said the
See MSNC, Page 2
Detroit PTA
Vote Attacked
By U Doctor
One of the nation's leading child
psychiatrists yesterday attacked
the Detroit Parent-Teachers As-
sociation vote favoring corporal
punishment of students.
Dr. Ralph D. Rabinovitch, speak-
ing before a conference on pre-
ventive aspects of mental health
at the University School of Pub-
lic Health, said the vote was evi-
dence of a "growing tendency to-
ward the use of physical brutality
in our social relations."
'Its Fantastic'
"To me, it's fantastic that a city
like Detroit would allow a teacher
to use physical violence against
pupils whenever he wishes," he de-
"While there are, no doubt,
children who could well stand a
good swat or two, there are too
many others who would be seri-
ously harmed because their per-
sonal resources were inadequate
to meet this crisis. The school
should not be the one to decide

4Spring rushing. The letter also
stated, "In amplification of it's
action, the Board strongly recom-
mends that SGC give considera-
tion in the future to procedures de-
signed to strengthen confidence
in SGC's ability to handle issues
of major concern to the Univer-
sity at large."
Further discussion of the
Board's recommendations will take
place at the SGC meeting of April
Vice President of Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis sent a let-
ter to the Council reporting prog-
ress on the University-wide com-
mission on student counseling. It
was recommended that seventeen
campus groups be represented on
the commission and that a steer-
ing committee should be chosen
from this group..
The importance of this commit-
tee was emphasized by Lewis'
statement, "Fact finding, coordi-
nation, stimulation, education and
preliminary recommendations may
well be the responsibility of the
steering committee, which in turn
will depend on the all-University
group for final recommendations."
Human Relations Board.
Other Council action accept-
ed the report of the Human Re-
lations Board which defined more
clearly the lines of its responsi-
bility and scope. The Board, as
the report states, will consider
c a s e s involving discrimination
against students in the Universityj
or Ann Arbor community.
The report went on to say that
any completed action falling out-
side the jurisdiction of the Board
will be subject to review by the
Executive Committee of SGC. The
Council will not step in until the
Board has taken action.
In other Council action the
campus observance of Academic
Freedom Week was moved to the
latter part of April. Although na-
tional observance is during the
week of April 9 through 16, the
Council felt that there was not
time enough to publicize it ade-
quately during the week immedi-
ately following Spring vacation.
Academic Calendar
President Harlan H. Hatcher
will appoint a commission to study
the University academic calendar.
The committee will appoint deans
from the literature college, engi-
neering school, graduate school,
law school. Also included on the
committee will be two students.
In addition to hearing reports
from several committees, the Coun-
cil approved the constitution of
the new campus sorority, Themia.
Janet Neary, '58, was approved
as a juniormember of the De-
velopment Council Board of Direc-

-Daily-Sam Ching
TOO MANY BICYCLES--This section of campus (near Mason Hall) readily shows inadequate
facilities for bicycle parking.
SGC Irvestigates Bike Problem

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first.
in a series- of interpretive articles
dealing with the bicycle problem on
campus and SGC's attempts to allevi-
ate the situation.)
Sufficient facilities do not exist
on the University Campus to
handle adequately the recurrent
and increasing bicycle problem.
Students and faculty alike are
constantly irked by the situation.
Student Government Council, in
an effort tq alleviate the problem,
has delegated its Campus Affairs
Committee to conduct an investi-
gation of existing bicycle facilities
along with initiating an educa-
tional program as to the use of
facilities provided.
At present, according to Joe
Collins, '58, chairman of Campus
Affairs Committee, bicycle racks
on campus provide 1,050 spaces
for parking. This figure does not
include residence halls.
Too Many Bikes
In contrast to the number of
racks provided, local bicycle store
officials have estimated that Uni-.
Grace Ke"- had just stepped
onto the television screen last
night on the Academy Awards
Program and Jerry Lewis had
just muttered "hurumph."
Crowded on chairs, tables and
floor in the Union lounge, about
150 people sat breathlessly
awaiting the announcement of
last year's best actress and best
The set went off, the lights
went on, groans were heard.
Union policy does not allow TV
viewing after 12 a.m.

versity students own approximate-
ly 4,000 bicycles.
Main difficulty is one of con-
During the day, a bicycle riding
student finds it hard to locate a
space to park his bicycle.
His immediate solution is to
leave the bicycle standing some-
where in the vicinity of the build-
ing in which his class is being
When classes change, areas like
Mason Hall, the Romance Lan-
guages Building, the General Li-
brary, and the Engine' Arch be-
come cirtually impassable, result-
ing in a chaotic mass of tangled
students and bicycles.
... Lead to Situations .. .
Second major problem facing
the Campus Affairs Committee
concerns how and where bicycles
are ridden.
Collisions occur almost con-
stantly as pedestrians and riders
hasten to destinations, causing
both mental and physical ill feel-;
The same complaint is issued
by both factions. Non-riders and
riders alike believe there should
be special provision in the form
of a path or section of existing
paths, devoted exclusively to riders.
This would eliminate most col-
lisions-exceptions being at the
Situation is not improving.
... of Congestion, and .. *
One local bicycle store manager,
estimated yesterday that there has
been a campus increase of about
1,000 bicycles since last year.
Same difficulty regarding park-
ing bicycles on campus exists at,
residence halls. Main dormitories
-the Hill and quadrangles-have
insufficient space for parking.
Another phase of the bicycle

situation is more serious than
campus collisions and inadequate
parking facilities.
University students who disre-
gard local ordinances pertaining
to bicycle riding provide a sub-
stantial contribution to the num-
ber of accidents in Ann Arbor
... Inadequate Facilities
First step in the Campus Affairs
Committee investigation was taken
Committeemembers counted bi-
cycles at peak morning conges-
tion periods.
Results of this count, to be re-
leased in the near future, will aid
the committee in determining the
number of new racks to be pro-
vided for the campus area; it has
already been established that ad-
ditional racks are urgently need-
Yesterday's count indicates new
racks may be provided behind the
Old Chemistry Building and West
Medical Building.
State Grants
For Research
University attempts toestablish
research and service in the utili-
zation of human resources became'
a reality yesterday.
After several years of rejecting
University requests for appropria-
tions for the project, the Senate
Appropriations Committee tacked
on $300,000 to the University bud-
The University had requested
more than a million dollars for the
work and Governor G. Mennen
Williams had recommended half a
The original budget of $27,500,-
000 drawn up by the Connittee
for the University did not include
money for the human resources
A detailed report of 127 pages
was submitted to the legislature
outlining the University's plans.
A State Senator said yesterday
he thought the appropriation
would be passed by the Legisla-
ture without difficulty.
Plans call for research and ser-
vice to be carried out' in medicine,
dentistry, public health, pharma-
cy, nursing, the Institute for Hum-
an Adjustment, social work and
the Institute for Human Biology.

Ike Favors Moderation,
Progress in Integration
WASHINGTON (P)-President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared
yesterday that "all the South" should show some progress toward
racial desegregation.
"I am for moderation, but I am for progress," he told his news
He raised this plea:
"Let's don't try to think of this as a tremendous fight that is
going to separate Americans and get ourselves in a nasty mess.
"Let's try to think of how we can make progress."
President Eisenhower discussed racial matters four times in a
half-hour, of questions and answers which also produced these com-
FARM--He thinks the bill the Senate passed Monday night is
neither good nor workable, He hopes the Senate-House conference
on farm legislation "may write a~
good bill, and one whichcan really
be helpful to the farmer."g
POLITICS-The results of the OhiorCollege
Tuesday, in which the Democratic P ost t ae n
vote doubled that of the Republi-PxOS . R W11
cans "is something to be studied
and see exactly what it does mean." fl
MIDDLE EAST-"We would be-IJ
hostilities in the region would be Assistant Dean of Men William
a catastrophe to the world. We Zerman announced yesterday he
never give up trying 'o bring every will leave the University next fall
peaceful influence we can in set- to accept a position with Ohio
tling these quarrels around the Wesleyan.
world." Effective Sept. 1 Zerman will be
Also, he said, he is "highly grati- Assistant Dean of Men at Ohio
fied" that Prime Minister Nehru Wesleyan. The following Septem-

of India, is coming over for a visit
in July. He told a questioner he
had been wanting to visit India
for 20 years, but hadn't been able
to make it yet.
Eisenhower declined to attempt
an analysis of the Minnesota vote,
when told Senator Kefauver (D-
Tenn.) had said it indicated a
revolt against the administration's
farm program.
The President did say the Sen-
ate bill, which emerged with many
special provisions opposed by the
administration, "would bury farm-
ers under surpluses that they
couldn't stand, and it would break
the prices still further."
Discussing French-Algerian and
Arab-Israeli difficulties, Eisenhow-
er stressed the theme that "it
remains our sincere effort it all
of these areas to try to retain
friendships with both sides and,
therefore, use our good offices to
bring about a decent solution."
Anna Magnani
Wins 'Oscar'
HOLLYWOOD (P)-Ernest Bor-
gnine was named the best actor
of the year for his role in "Marty"
at the 28th annual Academy last
Anna Magnani, for her role in
"The Rose Tattoo," was voted the
best actress of 1955 by the 1,700
Academy members.
"Marty" was selected the best
movie of the year in ceremonies
before a nationwide television

New Series
Of Russian
Blasts Startr
Nuclear Meeting
Hears Proposal
LONDON-( ) The United
States proposed last night opening
up of 30,000 square miles of Rus-
sian and American territories for
a test of disarmament controls.
A few hours later, the British
and American governments an-
nounced that the Russians have
started a new series of nuclear
The new blasts presumably wer
carried out in a Siberian wilder-
They coincide with a. meeting
here of the five-power United
Nations Disarmament subcoommit-
tee and a high pressure Soviet
campaign for friendship with Brit..
Stassen Presents Proposal
The dramatic American proposal
for an immediate experimental
arms control project was present-
ed at last night's subcommittee
session by Harold Stassen, Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower's spec-.
ial assistant on disarmament.
It was offered after Western
diplomats outlined terms of a
cautious three-stage B r i t I s h -
French plan to cut the world's
arms and armies and eventually
to ban nuclear warfare.
The first disclosure of the new
Soviet tests was;made by the
British Defense Ministry. Its an-
nouncement said only "The So-
viet Union has recently embarked
on some further nuclear tests."
No Details on Blast
There was no indication whether
atomic or the more powerful hy-
dromen weapons had been ex-
ploded. A ministry spokesman said
there would be no elaboration.
In Washington, Chairman Lewis
L. Strauss of the Atomic Energy
Commission said the Russians ex-
ploded a nuclear device "within
the past few days." He said this
was "the fifth United States an-
nouncement of Soviet nuclear
weapon tests in the past eight
The Russian tests were disclosed
as Soviet 6x-Premier Georgi Mal-
enkov continued his hand-shaking
tour of Britain Malenkov is acting.
as a sort of advance sale for the
official 10-day visit of Premier
Nikolai Bulganin and party boss
Nikita S. Khrushchev beginning
April 18.
East-West negotiations on dis-
armament long have been stymied
over Russia's demands for an im-
mediate ban on nuclear weapons
-but without safeguards against
The Russians recently have been
pushing a campaign to ban even
the tests of nuclear weapons.
League Study
Of Expansion
A committee to study problems
of League expansion was set up
about three weeks ago, according
to information released yesterday
by the Michigan League Board of
The committee, chaired by Lea-
gue President Hazel Frank, '56,

held its first meeting last Thurs-
In essence a subcommittee of the
the Board of Governors, the group
will concern itself with student
extra-curricular activities, hotel
accommodations, food area, fi-
nance, and geographic expansion.
According to Miss Frank, the
Board has not yet definitely de-
cided to expand but would like
student and alumnae opinion on

State Senate May Study
'' Mental Health Unit
Serious consideration is being given to construction of a Mental
Health Research Building at the University.
The State Senate Finance Committee may ask for a preliminary
outlay of $975,000 to start work.
Construction of the building would tie in with the "brains not
bricks" approach to mental health now advocated by the legislative
committee on mental health.
Cost Not Known
Cost of the building has not yet been determined.
Sen. Frank D. Beadly, chairman of the Finance Committee, said
Sthe University has preliminary
plans if the appropriation is auth-
orized. He said construction could
start this year.
Sen. Creighton Coleman said
that although the building was
independent of the Coleman Men-
tal Health Bill it would tie in with
the philosophy expressed in the

Unit Authorized
In 1955 the Legislature author-
ized the first psychiatric research
unit at Ann Arbor. The University
has appointed three former Uni-
versity of Chicago scientists to
head the program which is housed
on the top floor of the Children's
Psychiatric Hospital.
Basic to mental health research,
the group would be greatly expand-
ed if the money is appropriated.
The mental health appropria-
tions bill now allots $225,000 for
the study.
Senate To Get

World News Roundup,
By The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.-The United States yesterday called on
U.S. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold to undertake a new and
urgent effort to bring peace to the Middle East.
The U.S. proposal, if approved by the Security Council would
almost certainly mean a personal visit of the secretary general to
Israel's troubled borders and to the capitals of Israel and the Arab
* * * *
NICOSIA, Cyprus-A time bomb was found yesterday between the
mattresses of Gov. Sir John Harding's bed. It is believed he slept on
the bomb Tuesday night.
A servant found the bomb during a routine search. It was carried
from the governor's residence and exploded safely. Harding mean-
while had gone off to Famagusta, unaware of the incident.
"And I slept better than usual Tuesday night," he commented
when told of the discovery.
WASHINGTON-In some-under 24 hours Estes Kefauver has
become the man to beat in the struggle for the Democratic presidential

-Courtesy of University News Service
* -. to Ohio Wesleyan
ber when the present Dean of
Men, Joseph Sommerville, retires,
Zerman will assume his duties.
No one has been named yet to
succeed Zerman.
"The offer presents a terrific op-
portunity for one interested in
student personnel work," Zerman
commented yesterday.
Zerman said he regrets leaving
the University and paid high
tribute to Dean of Men Walter B.
"It will be difficult to leave
Dean Rea, who has been a per-
sonal friend of mine for nine years
and is one of the best men in the
business," Zerman said.
In his four years as a Univer-
sity administrator Zerman served
first as Assistant to the Dean of
Men and then as Assistant Dean.
He has been the University's
fraternity counsellor. During the
time Zerman worked with frater-
nities the Interfraternity Council
won two national and one regional
Ohio Wesleyan, in Delaware,
Ohio, has 1,000 men and 1,000
women. Zerman said his work
would give him an opportunity to
use the basic knowledge he has
gained here "and broaden myself
in student personnel work."
"From the professional point of
view it is an excellent chance," he
To Be Given
"California," the last of the cur-
rg~nt s~r n- f Rurt1-nn Holmes, tra,'i-.


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