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t. VOL. IXVI, No. 93



Slossons Defend





Adams Announced

Friends Say Jack in Poor Health,
Loyalty to 'U' Prevented Comment
Prof. and Mrs. Preston Slosson yesterday defended the actions
of Bert and Jack Wardrop in a statement to The Michigan Daily.
The Slossons claimed they have medical evidence "which would
prove that on the occasion of the meet Jack Wardrop was not in a
physical condition to do his best swimming."
Further; they told the Daily that he has not been well for some
time due to an asthmatic condition.





In another new
yesterday that Jack

development reliable sources told the Daily
told swimming coach Gus Stager before the
meet that he would be unable to

Panhel Says
'Bias Clauses
Not Present
Written bias clauses are non-
existent in any of the 19 Univer-
sity sorority chapters, Panhellenic
President Debbie Townsend, '56,
asserted last night.
Speaking before the regular
' meeting of Student Government
Council. Miss Townsend stated
that Panbel has "written record'
from 17 of the sororities' national
U organizations that there are no
clauses in their constitutions
which would exclude .any pros-
pective' members on discriminatory
f in the cases of the two sorori-
ties which did not file statements
as requested with the local Pan-
hel, there is "word-of-mouth evi-
dence" that no bias Flauses exist
in their constitutions.
No Bias Clauses'
"As far as 'word-of-mouth' is'
si guarantee." Miss Townsend
said, this is a guarantee that,
there are no 'bias clauses' in their
constitutions *r in the .17 other-
Questioned on the extent of con-
trol which alumni exercise over
selection of sorority members, Miss
Townsend hesitantly replied, "To
my knowledge, there have been
' no cases on campus where any
girl has been barred from a sor-
ority because she failed to obtain
an alumni recommendation.
-- "Of course, I can't say that
there is no alumni control," she
eontinhed, "but there are ways
jof attempting to find out why a
particular alumni gave 'a. girl a
bad recommendation. Alumni can-
not definitely keep a particular
girl out of a'sorority."
Miss Townsend said that some
local chapters had accomplished
"practical mixing,' where there
are members of more than one
race or creed.x
Engman Appointed
in other action last night, SGC
approved the appointment of Lew-
is Engman, '57, as an interim
Council member to succeed Andy
Knight, '58, who resigned because
of academic difficulties.
*Student Book Exchange mana-
ger Bill Diamond reported that this
semester's SBX made a$133 profit
but lost $125 due to theft and loss
of books.
A progress report was made on
a. the housing study committee by
Donna Netzer, '56, who explained
that the group charged with draft-
ing recommendations on housing
and environmental health prob-
iems as they concern students,
' was hampered by poor student
x SGC passed a motion approving
"an amount not to exceed $1500 for
publication of a student activities
booklet to be sent to all incom-
ing students."
Also okayed 'was a motion limit-
ing campaign expenditures in SGC
elections to $25 per candidate.
KHolmes Film
On .Caribbean'
Set For Today
Second in the series of Burton
Holmes Travelogues presented by

the University Oratorical Associa-

do his best in both the 220 and
440 so he was going to hold up in
the 220.
Stager emphatically denied he
had any prior indications that Jack
would be unable to swim all-out
in the 220 but co-captain John
O'Reilly said he went to Stager
before the meet and told him Jack
wasn't feeling well.
O'Reilly said he asked Stager if
he wanted to take Jack out of
the 220.
Before the meet Health Service
physicians told Jack he would be
unable to swim. He returned to
his home to get an overnight kit
and when he returned he was told
he could swim.
Stager told the Daily he was
notified that Jack was in Health
Service. Although he denied at-
tempting to influence Health Serv-
See letter on pg. 4
ice, Stager said he told the physi-
cian that he had hoped Jack could
swim and would like him to swim.
The physician, according to
Stager, .took new tests and said
Jack would be able fo swim. The
physician could not be reached for
comment late last night to confirm
Stager's report.
The Slossons said the reason for
the Wardrop's silence was that
they wanted to protect the name
of the University even at the ex-
pense of their own name.
"The Wardrops themselves have
steadily refused to make any pub-
lic statement in their own be-
half, preferring to be misjudged
rather than stir up discussion
which might not redound to the
advantage of the University," the
letter related.
. "We wish to assure the many
friends of the Wardrops .. . that
they are fine exemplars of the
high ideals of British sportsman-
ship-one of which forbids per-
sonal controversy," the letter
The Wardrops were suspended
by Stager following Saturday's
meet with Indiana when Jack took
a third in the 220. A friend of
the Wardrops said their first
knowledge of the suspension came
when they read it in the news-
Prof. Slosson claimed there was
no truth to reports that the Ward-
rops were unhappy about not re-
ceiving the captaincy or election
to Michigamua. "They actually
cared little about either," he said.

-Daily-Hal ueeds
FIRST FL9OR CUTAWAY-This section will be the first floor of the Student Activities Building,
now being constructed behind the Administration Building, on Maynard, Jefferson, and Thompson
SBuilding Ready Next Februar

" 0
'Meeting TopLc
"Appallingly inadequate!"
''They don't know enough about either the curriculum or the
These are some of the criticisms students levelled at the Literary
College counseling system.
One student suggested replacing the present system with one in
which "a student, before taking a course, would be able to speak to
the head of the department to find out what the couse is about and

Progress on the University's $1,-
140,000 three-story Student Act-
ivities Building is proceding at a
rapid rate.
Plans call for the building to be
completed by Feb. 1, 1957, and ac-
cording to Project Superintendent
Theodore F. Mills, the deadline
will probably be met.
Mills reports that all first floor
concrete has been poured, as well
as the concrete wall foundations
which required 810 yards of con-
Work on Second Floor
A major portion of the work is
now being concentrated on fram-
ing the second floor and building
tunnels to connect the Student
Activities Building heating and
electrical systems to those of the
rest of the campus.
To enable workers to construct
the underground tunnels for heat-
ing and wiring, a section of the
Maynard Street sidewalk in front
of the Student Publications Build-
ing has been torn out and a gaping
hole dug.
The gray frame building located
between the new structure and the
Student Publications Building will
be torn down in June to make
way for landscaping. The building

is now being used as an office for
the contractors.
One Hundred Fifteen Rooms
There will be approximately 115
rooms in the new Student Activi-
ties Building, including adequate
areas for janitorial and main-
tenance work.
About 30 rooms will be in the
basement, primarily for mainten-
ance and meeting areas. Adjoin-
ing the basement will be a "work-
shop" area.
This single-floored space will
be reserved for float construction
and special activity building pro-
jects. Rooms adjacent to the work-
shop area will be tool and supply
Also in the basement will be a
mimeographing room, a sewing
room, and mechanical rooms.
The first floor is scheduled to
include the main lobby. This floor
will contain offices for adminis-
trative personnel and their sec-
retaries as well as meeting rooms
for campus organizations.
Meeting Rooms and Offices
The second floor will contain
several meeting rooms in addition
to student activities offices.
Each floor will have a small
Construction for the Student
Activities Building was originally

intended to employ structural
steel. However, delivery possibili-
ties for the structural steel are
limited, which caused the design
to be changed to include reinforced
SGC ITryout
Meet Tday
Interested students will be of-
fered a chance to obtain an over-
all view on student government
today when SOC's Administrative
Wing holds its mass' tryout meet-
ing at 4 p.m. in the Union.
The meeting is open to all stu-
dents who would like to know
more about the operation of and
the benefits that can be derived
from participation in the Council's
committee staff setup.
The Administrative Wing is a
potential step toward Council
membership itself. Wing service
may possibly become obligatory on
the part of all SGC candidates in
the near future.
Three Top Jobs
As well as the possibility for sub-
sequent Council membership, the
Wing itself is structured so that
there are three top jobs for mem-
bers to shoot for.
Operating under the Wing Co-
ordinator, an SGC member, are an
orientation director, a committee
personnel director and an office
manager. Advancement to these
positions is determined by indi-
vidual achievement instead of
Tryout Program Set
Following today's mass meeting,
prospective members will go
through a four-meeting tryout
program designed to acquaint them
with history of University student
government, campus problems, the
student's role in student govern-
ment and committee structure of
Upon completion of the brief
orientation period, students are
assigned to committees of their
choice. Committees include public
relations, campus affairs, office,
staff education and social welfare,
national and international affairs,
student representation and coordi-
nating and counselling.

Brown, 11th District Republi-
can chairman, said yesterday
a White House aide asked him
to do a political favor which
convinces Brown that President
Dwight D. Eisenhower will
seek a second, term.
Brown didn't say what the
favor was, but he did add:
"I wouldn't have been asked
to do it unless the President
was going to run again."
U.S. Won't
Aid Arms
Race in East
WASHINGTON (P)--The State1
Department told a House Foreign
Affairs subcommittee that it will
not promote "an arms race in the
Middle Fast," subcommittee Chair-,
man Morgan (D-Pa.) said yester-
day. t
Morgan said this was the testi-l
mony of George'V. Allen, assistant
secretary of state for Near Eastern
affairs, during a three-hour closed
door session with the House group
Morgan added on his own that
he doesn't believe this country will
ship further arms to the tense
Middle East except as "worked out
on an equality basis" between the
Arab and Israeli rivals.
Morgan said Allen reported that
both the Israeli request for arms to
"offset" Communist shipments to;
the Arabs, and arms requests from
the Arabs, are now under review
in Washington.
Morgan said he would seek Sec-
retary of State Dulles' appearance
before the full Foreign Affairs
Committee sometime next week
for a further discussion of the
Middle East problem.

Owhat benefit it would be to
Another student commented that
"every professor. should be ap-
proached for advice.",
Whose Responsibility?
Because of the widespread dis-
satisfaction with the present coun-
seling system, a student-faculty
conference will study the question
"The Undergraduate's Education:
Student or Counselor's Responsi-
Sponsored by the Literary Col-
lege Steering Committee, the con-
ference will be held at 7:30 p.m.
today in the Union.
Topics to be discussed will in-
clude the psychological factors in-
volved in counseling; how the
counseling system functions in the
Literary College; what the philo-
sophy of the college is on coun-
seling; and how counseling relates
to the learning experience of the
Is Revision Merited?
"Another topic which is to be
discussed is whether the dualism
existing between the idea of a
counselor as an educational advisor
and as merely a rubber stamp
merits a revision of the system,"
David Levy, '57, chairman of the
Steering Committee commented.
To open the discussion Prof.
Arthur Eastman, of the English
department, Prof. Kenneth L.
Jones, chairman of the Botany de-
partment, Harold Horwitz, '57 in
the philosophy honors program and
Richard Whitehill, '59, will point
up the issues as they see them.

'Never Made
Refuses To Tell
Of Any Decision
White House yesterday denied that
President Dwight D. Eisenhower's
chief aide, Sherman Adams, has
told Republican leaders that the
President will announce next week
he has decided to seek re-election.
"I asked Sherman about that
and he said he never made any
such statement," James C. Hag-,,
erty, Eisenhower's press secre-
tary, told newsmen.
News Announces Second Term
The Detroit News, in a dispatch
from its Washington bureau, said
Wednesday Adams and Leonard W.
Hall, chairman of the GOP Na-
tional Committee, had told Repub-
lican leaders Eisenhower would an-
nounce for a second term next
Hagerty again refused to shed
any light on whether Eisenhower
has reached a decision regarding
a second term.
"I wouldn't know," the press
secretary said with a laugh.
"If I do know, I am not going to
tell you."
Jagerty Asked of Decision
Hagerty was asked then whether
Eisenhower has sent word of a de-
cision to anyone.
"Not to my knowledge," he re-
A reporter told Hagerty there
seemed to be a possibility of word
of Eisenhower's decision "leaking
"Do you think it will happen that
way?" Hagerty was asked.
"No, I do not," he replied.
This was the first time Hagerty
had more than a "no comment'
to questions dealing with the possi-
bility of a second term.



IWorld News Roundup
By The Associated Press
Possible Peace ,. .
LONDON-Britain yesterday disclosed plans for separating the
quick-shooting armies of Israel and her Arab neighbors at the starting
point of a possible Palestine peace.
Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd told Parliament about the plan,
a withdrawal of one kilometer-five-eighths of a mile-by the rival
Israel and Arab armies along the 1949 armistice lines with an interna-
" tional patrol moving into the no-


Advisory Group
Aids 'U' Faculty-

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth
in a series of articles dealing with the
University's Faculty Senate, its roles
and its problems. The series is based
on discussions with individual faculty
members and administrators.),
As well as in economic areas, the
Faculty Senate has been successful
in other activities, though to a
lesser degree or at least in a less
tangible manner.
Each principal administrative
officer has a faculty committee to
turn to for advice, and these com-
mittees are also free to develop
and submit ideas to the adminis-
The publication of "Senate Af-
fairs" starting in March, 1954, has
received general faculty approval
as an attempt to overcome the
difficulties in the Faculty Senate's
ftnction as a forum for discussion
of University problems and policy.
Senate Advisory Committee
Meetings of the Senate Advisory
Committee, held once a month as
contrasted with the Senate's two
meetings per year, havegenerated
much 'free-for-all discussion"
flmnn +1', A xn~iralv,,i'nracntoafn in

propriate University administrator.
Comnittees Are Called Upon
The administration can theo-
retically call upon; one of these
three committees or a special com-
mittee for advice on such problems
as parking, dismissal procedure,
construction of a new building
and admission increases.
Committee decisions, unless stat-
ed, are not binding upon the whole
Senate. Likewise, Senate decisions
are considered only as recommen-
dations by the administration and
are not binding upon the particu-
lar administrative officer, whether,
they originated at his request or
on the committee's own behalf.
Last summer the administration
proposed a different parking plan
instead of accepting the Senate
submitted proposal.
Former Chairman of the Senate
Advisory Committee Prof. Algo D.
Henderson of the education school
explained the institution of "Sen-
ate Affairs" saying, "The Univer-
sity has certain advantages of
organization in being de-central-
ized. yet retaining effectiveness in

* * *
Allied Force Support...
BONN, Germany - West Ger-
many agreed yesterday to bargain
with the Big Three Western Pow-
ers on their claim for continued
financial support for Allied forces
in Germany.
Foreign Minister Heinrich von
Brentano handed notes to the am-
bassadors of the United States,
Britain and France to advise them
of his governments' decision.
Experts of the four powers prob-
ably will meet here next week to
discuss the dispute.
.* * *
Uranium Released ..,
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower yester-
day ordered release of 40,000 kilo-
grams of uranium 235-worth- one
billion dollars-for use at home
and abroad in atomic energy for
peaceful purposes. "'This action,"
the President said in a statement
at his vacation headquarters,
"demonstrates the confidence of
the United States in the possibili-
ties of developing nuclear power
for civilian uses.
Five Receive
SRA Awards
Alice Greenberg, '57. received

W.U.S. Fund Drive Sta
Thousands of dollars worth. of foreign handicrafts and manu-
factureres from 15 countries goes on sale at 1:30 p.m. today.
These exotic goods are part of World University Service's Treas-
ure Van, half of a fund-raising campaign that includes a "bucket
drive" today and tomorrow on campus.
Opening ceremonies of the Treasure Van will be held today in
the Hussey Room of the League, where the imported articles will be
on sale through Saturday.
Rugs, Ash Trays, Ivory To Be Sold
Included in the list of handicrafts and manufactures that sell
for 75 cents to $27 are bookends, cigarette holders, rugs, placemats,
purses, ash trays, carved ivory dolls, jewelry, bells and shoes.
During the first days of the Treasure Van sale, today and to-
morrow, WUS will drive for additional funds for students around the
world by means of a "bucket drive."
"Buckets will be stationed at 16 campus locations, where stu-
dents and faculty members will be urged to help further the educa-
tion of other students and faculty members who are unable to finance
their own.

Senate To Probe Future
Influencing of Officials.
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate voted 79-1 yesterday to in-
vestigate any illegal or improper efforts to influence any senator, or
any one in the government.
The debate made it clear that the main things to be investigated
are lobbying and campaign contributions, though the resolution does
not restrict the investigators to such matters.
Four Democrats and four Republicans will undertake the inquiry
for the Senate. They are to report by Jan. 1, but are authorized to
make interim reports either before or after the November elections
Only Sen. William Langer (R-N.D.) voted "no". He said his
conscience would not let him vote for the resolution.
All this sprang from a report Sen. Francis Case (R-S.D.) made to
the Senate Feb. 3, the weekend before it voted 53-38 for a bill to
exempt natural gas producers
from direct federal price regula-
Since then, the "incident" has
f odayresulted in one senatorial and one
rts Today - and Presiden
grand jury investigation that are
still proceeding, and President
SDwight D. Eisenhower's veto of
the gas bill on the grounds that
some of its promoters had acted
arrogantly and with impropriety.
Before the final vote Wednes-
day on the new and sweeping in-
vestigation, the Senate accepted
an amendment by Sen. William
Fulbright (D-Ark.) to make the
inquiry cover anyone in govern-
ment. Fulbright was one of theL
authors of the vetoed gas bill.
For Rushing
Tops Recordr
Rushing signups ended yesterday

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