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-Photo Courtesy of John Tomcho
"WE WANT FOOD"-Residents of South and West Quadrangles demonstrated Sunday evening for
better food. The demonstrations started in South Quad, (above) and West Quad simultaneously and
was broken up in front of President Harlan Hatcher's home by Dean of Men Walter B. Rea an hour
and a quarter later.


IHC Calls Special
Meeting on Food-
Inter-House Council will set the wheels moving at a special
meeting tonight to gather a full list of complaints about Residence
Hall food that led to the demonstration Sunday evening by residents
of South and West Quadrangles.
Senior Quadrangle director Jack Hale said yesterday that the
administration is not planning action on the students' complaints
until they have been taken through the "proper student government
Robert Warrick, '57E, IHC president who called the special
meeting, outlined the areas he believed the group would decide to
work in:
1) Compiling of a unified report from the House Service com-

mittees or Food Committees oft
May Admit
UN Official
The Red Hungarian government
bluntly repeated yesterday its re-
fusal to admit United Nations ob-
servers but unlocked its doors to
receive UN Secretary General Dag
Hammarskjold "at a later date
appropriate for both parties."
United States Chief Delegate
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., told the
UN Assembly this reply from Bu-
dapest to UN efforts to get ob-
servers and the Secretary Gen-
eral into Hungary was not satis-
factory. Hammarskjold said noth-
New Resolution
Lodge and 13 others are spon-
soring a new resolution with a new
demand for the admission of UN
observers. He said Hammarskjold,
must be allowed to go there soon
and with freedom of action. He
pointed out that the new resolu-
tion carried a Dec. 7 deadline for
the Reds to agree to accept ob-
In Budapest a Hungarian gov-
ernment spokesman admitted for
the first time yesterday Hungar-
ians had been deported to Russia
by Soviet police-in "i s o 1 a t e d
Claim Deportations Stopped
But Istvan Szirmai, press chief
for the Soviet-imposed Janos Ka-
dar regime, declared deportations
were stopped two weeks ago and
those deported all had been re-
turned to Hungary.I
He denied fighting with rebels
was continuing in Hungary, but
conceded that "scattered armed
bands" were still at large.
Admissions Denials
These admissions and denials
were made by Szirmai at a dra-
matic news conference with fivel
Western reporters who questionedl
him for two hours in the Parlia-I
ment Building, still ringed by Rus-
sian tanks.
'Bra adoon
To Premiere
"Brigadoon," first production of
the new MUSKET troupe, opens a

the Quadrangles by this weekend
listing the specific complaints of
the students with attention given
also to the menus offered and
the number of times they have
been offered.
2) A complete report on the
Sunday 'demonstration. Warrick
said that while this could lead to
disciplinary action he doubted it
IHC's Regret
3) A statement expressing IHC's
regret over the demonstration.
The reports will be submitted to
administration and Quadrangle
officials and student government
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea
said any criticisms and recom-
mendation developed through the
IHC would be given careful con-
sideration by the administration.
The special IHC meeting will be
open to all students beginning at
7:30 p.m. in South Quadrangle.
WCBN Plans
Campus broadcasting station
WCBN has made tentative plans
for a forum discussion Thursday
night over the Residence Hall food
The forum will include Dean
Rea; Richard Snyder, '57, Daily
managing editor; Warrick; and a
representative from the Residence
Halls system.
Earlier rumors that last night's
dinner had been changed from
spaghetti to roast beef to appease
angry Quad residents were un-
founded, according to Mark G.
Noffsinger, South Quad resident
The demonstration apparently
erupted simultaneously in West
and South Quadrangles at about
5:45 p.m.
Dean Rea said he believed that
"overall it was an orderly demon-
stration," and expresed "great re-
gret that the incident has been
See QUAD, Page 3

UN, U.S.
Ask Canal
L O N D O N (P) - Britain and
France sounded retreat yesterday
for their military forces in Egypt.
Yielding to pressure from the
United States and the United Na-
tions, the two agreed to get their
troops out of the Suez Canal area
without delay.
"Home by Christmas" was the
watchword in British-French bar-
racks on the canal.
Two Governments
The two governments set no
date, but UN Secretary General
Dag Hammarskjold expressed hope
in a statement issued in New York
tha t the withdrawal will be com-
pleted and UN police will, have
taken over full control of Port
Said within two weeks.
At the same time Britain ad-'
vised Israel to clear out of the
Gaza Strip as well as the Sinai
Peninsula territory it captured in
a lightning war launched Oct. 29.
British Secretary Selwyn Lloyd
suggested that the Gaza Strip,
which the Israelis regard as his-
torically a part of Palestine,
should be made a responsibility of
the United Nations.
Israelis Announced
The Israelis announced at the
weekendrthey have withdrawn
t h r e e brigades - perhaps 12,000
men-from Egypt and pulled back
the rest of their units to points
more than 30 miles east of the
Further withdrawals, they said,
will depend on political develop-
ments. They manifest no intention
of giving up the Gaza Strip, where
they are already revamping local
None of the three nations has
disclosed how many troops it has
in Egypt, considering that a top
military secret.
UN Police
The UN police force, command-
ed by Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns,
slowly built up strength. Tht ar-
rival of 742 Yugoslav troops at
Ballah, Egypt, yesterday brought
the roll to 216 officers, and 2,251
enlisted men.
Parallel pull-out announcements
in London. and Paris put Britain
and France back in step with the
United States and thus bridged a
dangerous rift in the North Atlan-
tic Alliance, which was forged to
prevent a third world war.

Advised Not
To Pledge
Chinese Girl
Incident Involves
National Officer
A national Sigma Kappa officer
told the local chapter in the fall
of 1955 that it could not pledge a
Chinese girl, according to Gloria
Tennant, '57, a former Sigma WI
Kappa who withdrew this fall. I
Miss Tennant, then rushing
chairman, said the incident oc-
curred early in fall rushing dur-
ing a conversation between Mar-
garet Taggart, national secretary- By T
treasurer, and several members of Eisenh
the local chapter.Eseh
Sigma Kappa actives present AUGUST
had reportedly expressed favor- Dight D.
able opinion of Eudora Jen, '58 Ed, tary of Dei
a Chinese student. will confer
When Miss Jen's name was Pentagonp
brought up, Mrs. Taggart is re- for 38 bill
ported to have commented, "You spending i
can carry that girl down to the That isa
last party but I will not let you crease over
pledge her." lay for th
ReoGends next
eason Given ( expected h
The reason given, Miss Tennant to the risi
commented, was that Mrs. Tag- equipment.
gart felt pledging a Chinese girl
would have a detrimental effect Food Re
on the new house.
Miss Tennant said she did not VIENNA,
know if Mrs. Taggart had author- radio ann
ity to speak for the national at the chiefa
that time or if her comments were Cross had
simply meant as personal advice. of food reli
"But here remarks were inter- Dr. Gyo
preted by several of the girls as said he w
meaning the local chapter could of reports
not pledge Miss Jen without Mrs. is not bein
Taggart's explicit approval and of principl
probably had an effect on further
chapter' interest in pledging Miss Cultural
Jen," Miss Tennant commented. WASHIN(
Sigma Kappa President Barbara
Busch, '57, said last night the iei- States, in1
dent, as related by Miss Tennant, strong-arm
was in part accurate. has suspen
y cultural ex
Not Evidence' State De
"But," she commented, "I don't PresidentI
think it is evidence of discrimina- personally
tion. We were a new organiza-
tion and it was felt that we should New Yo
become a well-knit sorority beforeN YC
we exercised our policy of integra- NEW YO
tion. explosion s
"It is the same principle as the City yester
recommendation we followed that tion over a
we be conservative in our policy of front sectic
charitable contributions during our Officials
first year," Miss Busch reported. were killed
Contacted at her home in Indi- sons injure
anapolis last night, Mrs. Taggart Damage
said she preferred not to comment which cam
on the story. flames and
Not Aware of Bias big Brookl
at more th
Miss Jen, now a member of Chi Vincent O
Omega, said she was not aware of of marine
any discrimination while rushing.
"I was not invited to the second
set of parties," Miss Jen said yes- Segrega
terday. "I was invited to the third LOUISVI
set but I declined because I was boy segreg
interested in other houses," she roll at Lo
continued. two flatr
The incident, and others which promisedt
convinced her that fraternity and against int
sorority rushing was not conduct- Officials
ed properly, led Miss Tennant to 17 years ol
deactivate this fall. troit abou
Miss Tennant said that when his mother
she withdrew she was asked by obligationf
Sigma Kappa Michigan Province nonresiden
President Jane Otto to list the
reason as "financial." Hunar
Mrs. Otto denied that she asked
Miss Tennant to list any specific VIENNA

reason, "The first I knew of her' from comm
withdrawal was when I receivedha take off I
letter from her which gave, as the within 481
reason, financial considerations," for admiss
she said. closed yest
Miss Tennant first publicly re- It will ap
lated the incident at the Presby- gees Presid
terian Church last spring. She fered to a
agreed to relate it to The Daily has promis
late Saturday night after a meet- for a law t
ing with Daily Editor Dick Snyder, right to pe
'57, and Rev. William Baker.
Sigma Kappa was reactivated at Stanic
the University March 18, 1955.
The local chapter has repeatedly To PAC
claimed that its national has no
policy of discrimination. Stanley6
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ird News
he Associated Press
wer Confers ...
A, Ga. - President
Eisenhower and Secre-
fense Charles E. Wilson
at Augusta Friday on
plans reportedly calling
ion dollars in military
n the new fiscal year.
a two billion dollar In-
estimated defense out-
e current year, which
June 30. Most of the
ike is being attributed
ng cost of weapons and
t * *
lief Stopped ...
Austria - Budapest
ounced yesterday that
of 'the Hungarian Red
ordered the distribution
ef in Budapest stopped.
ergy Killner, the chief.
as seeking clarification
that "some of the aid
g delivered on the basis
es agreed on."
* * *
GTON - The United
protest against Soviet
tactics in Hungary,
ded its new program of
changes with Russia.
partment officials said
Dwight D. Eisenhower
approved the move.
* * *
rk Explosion .
)RK - A fire-triggered
shook lower New York
day and rained destruc-
broad Brooklyn water-
said from seven to nine
and at least 200 per-f
from the disaster,
e with a sudden fury of
a bomb-like blast on a
yn pier, was estimated
an 10 million dollars by
'Connor, commissioner
* * *
tionist . .
ILLE, Ky. - A school-
ationist, trying- to en-
uisville Male High, got
refusals yesterday but
to continue his fight
egration in Louisville.
told Billy Branham,
d, who came from De-
t two weeks ago with
that the city "has no
for the education of a
* ' *
ian Refugees,.
- Hungarian refugees
nunism may be able to
for the United States
hours after they apply
ion under a plan dis-
pply to the 15,000 refu-
ent Eisenhower has of-
dmit under parole. He
ed to ask Congress later
that will give them the
rmanent residence.
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Quartet will perform at
oday at Rackham Lee-
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ll be performed by the
faculty group. Quartet
or by Haydn, Quintet
Milhaud, Quartet in A
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SGC To Face Decision
On Possible Violation
When Student Government Council considers tomorrow the
case of National Sigma Kappa sorority, it will face a myriad of
facts and issues.
They will, however, all boil down to one central question: does
National Sigma Kappa stand in violation of University regulations?
The issue was raised when Sigma Kappa's National Council,
shortly after the sorority's nation- ,-,

al convention last summer, sus-
pended its chapters at Cornell
and Tufts University. Both had
pledged Negro women last spring.
Six Years Before
University regulations, adopted
in 1949 - six years before the
University (Alpha Mu) chapter
reactivated in March of 1955 -
provide that "recognition will not
be granted any organization
which prohibits membership in
the organization because of race,
religion or color."
Four central questions are ex-
pected to dominate debate: were
the Cornell and Tufts chapters
suspended for pledging the Negro
girls, do the University regulations
cover non-written membership re-
strictions, does the national's ac-
tion fall under the conditions for
Sigma Kappa's recognition here
last year, and does SGC have
jurisdiction to act if there is a
Consistently Refused
Sigma Kappa's national officers
have consistently, refused to dis-
cuss the reasons for the suspen-
sions beyond their original state-
ments that they were "for the
good of the sorority as a whole."
Cornell University President
Deane W. Mallott has contended
that the Cornell chapter "appar-
ently violated no provision of
their charter, nor did their action
appear in the slightest to trans-
cend the good taste which we de-
mand of students."
He concluded, "It seems entire-
ly clear to all of us why the ac-
tion was taken."
Closest to Official
The closest to an official ex-
planation that has been pro-
vided is that of the president of
Sigma Kappa at the University
of Minnesota, who attributed the
Tufts action to financial reasons
and the Cornell to unspecified
irregular pledging activities,
There are no known chapters of
Sigma Kappa - other than the
two suspended - which have ever
pledged Negro women.
Written Clauses
A second question is whether
University regulations cover more
than written bias clauses. Adop-
tion of the relevant regulations
came on May 3, 1956, by a seven-
to-six vote of the Student Affairs
Committee, which was, with Stu-
dent Legislature the predecessor
of SGC.
See SGC, Page 6

Rela tes

Bias Incident



SGC Ruling
On Galens''
Drive Upheld
The Board in Review Sunday
unanimously upheld Student Gov-
ernment Council's refusal to per-
mit Galens to hold a campus
bucket drive next Friday and Sat-
Meeting for the second time in
the Council's two years on cam-
pus, the Board decided SGC's ac-
tion was within its jurisdiction
and not in conflict with regental
or administrative policies.
Jurisdictional difficulties were
settled when the Board confirmed
the Council's control over any
registered student organization's
activities, on or off campus.
SAC Ruling
Because of a 1947 Student Af-
fairs Committee ruling, the Board
could see no conflict with regential
or administrative policies. The
ruling reads:
"There shall be no soliciting of
funds . . . or sale of tags . . . or
similar action on the campus or
in University, buildings without
first securing the approval of the
SAC." Student Government Coun-
cil took over all SAC functions
when it was formed two years ago.
The meeting was called by Dean
of Men Walter B. Rea at the
request of Galens President Bob
Kretzschmar, '57M, after SGC's
Wednesday meeting.
At that time, the Council denied
the Junior-Senior niedical hon-
orary permission to hold their
annual campus drive on grounds
it would defeit the purpose of a
unified Campus Chest drive, to
be held in the spring. Galens
will still hold a city drive Friday
and Saturday.
SGC Organ
Kretzschmar asked the Board
Sunday if SGC could establish "an
organ of itself which has tremen-
dous power over other organiza-
tions and eliminates minority
rights? Isn't that against Regent!
"The Council has no authority
to change the internal structure
of other organizations," Dean of
Women Deborah Bacon answered,
"but it has all authority over the
external actions of that organiza-
tion which affect other students."

Letter Gives
Sigma Kappa.
Adams Will Submit
Evidence, Pose Issue
Of Possible Violation
With Sunday's receipt of a reply
from National Sigma Kappa to
Student Government Council's re-
quest for information, the organi-
zation for tomorrow night's Coun-
cil meeting is beginning to take
In a letter addressed to SGC
President Bill Adams, '57 BAd,
the sorority's National President
Wava Brown said the status of the
local chapter is being questioned
"because someone 'assumes' that
its parent has violated,. at other
colleges, rules which have been
adopted for the University of
Michigan campus."
Question of possible violation of
a 1949 University regulation
against discriminatory member-
ship policies came before SGC with
Sigma Kappa National Council's
See Page 6 for complete tets
of Adams' letter and Mr.
Brown's reply'.
suspension of the sorority's Cor
nell and Tufts chapters. Both
chapters pledged Negroes last
Mrs. Brown's, reply pointed out
needs for presumption of inno-
cence until guilt is proven, charges
of a specific offense and the bur-
den of proof lying with the party
who makes the charge.
Her letter reminded the Coun-
cil that prior to recognition the
sorority's by-laws and constitution
were filed with the Dean of
Women, submitted that the SGC
proceedings are "broad and un-
limited" and referred to the local
Alpha Mu chapter as, "in a very
real sense . . . a hostage on the
Michigan campus."
The reply, sent in answer to an
October 10 motion inviting "all
interested parties" to submit "all
pertinent information" for con-
sideration December5, concluded,
"We shall await the decision of the
Student Government Council with
Adams Outlines Procedure
At a special Council meeting
Sunday, President Adams outlined
the probable procedure to be fol-
lowed at tomorrow night's meet-
ing in the Union Ballroom.
As discussed by the Council, Ad-
ams will review SGC's jurisdiction
in the Sigma Kappa issue, quote
the relevant regulations, submit
known evidence in the cases of
the Cornell and Tufts suspension
and pose the question of possible
violation of University regulations.
Sigma Kappa and its delegated
representatives will then be asked
to present their case and Council
members will be given time to ask
clarifying questions on all the evi-
dence submitted.
Following the questions, the sor-
ority will be given the opportunity
to present summary information,
Constituents Time Questioned
Plans to allow constituents time
to speak before Council members
debate the question of violation
were formulated by the Council
Sunday, but several Council mem-
bers have indicated a desire to re-
view the relevance of this during
another special SGC meeting
called for 10 p.m. today.
At the request of Adams, Dean
of Women Deborah Bacon yester-
day requested information regard-
ing the status of the local chapters
at Cornell and Tufts from the

Deans of Women on those cam-
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Court Denies Delay;
Federal Aid Requested

Crowd. Queues

preme Court yesterday stood by its
ruling that local opposition to ra-
cial integration in public schools
cannot be made the basis for de-
laying it.
It did so by rejecting a plea by
the school board of Mansfield,
Tex., for more time "to solve its
problems and end segregation."
Rioting occurred at the opening

CLINTON, Tenn. Af)-The An-
derson County School Board
asked the federal government yes-
terday to help police the court-
ordered racial integration at Clin-
ton High School.
Without federal help, the board
said it may have to close the
school within a week.
In a virtual ultimatum to United
States Attornev fGeneral Herbert

I Funds collected by the Wash-
tenaw County Young Republican #
Club for relief of Hungary ex-

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