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Stu dent-Faculty-A dminis ra tion



Delegates to the Union's Student-Faculty-Administration con-
ference yesterday heard University President Harlan Hatcher refer
to the meeting as "unparalleled" in other institutions.
He pointed out that there was "no other example" of a conference
'attended not only by students, but by the President, three vice-
presidents, deans, and several professors of the University.
President Hatcher recalled recent events of "a thrilling year,"
highlighted by the dedication of the Ford Nuclear Reactor, the com-
pletion of negotiations between the University, the City and the
Parke-Davis, Bendix Corporations, and Friday's federal allocation
of matching funds for health research facilities.
The President praised highly the work of the Student Government
Council, singling out the "exemplary fairness" with which Wednes-
day night's Sigma Kappa decision was made.
In .the Conference's "University-City Relations" committee, Ann1
Arbor city officials sat down for the first time with students and
members of the administration to discuss housing, parking, zoning
and other municipally related problems.
City administrator Guy C. Larcom and mayor pro-tem Russell
Burns represented the City,
Much of the discussion centered . around present and projected
policies of the City Council regarding local parking problems.
Parking problems of students are not considered "as an isolated
subject", Larcom said. He noted city-wide ordinances which must
be considered by the council in their step-by-step elimination of
off-street parking.
"If the city were to adopt ordinances prohibiting off-street park-

ing on a large scale now," John McKevitt, assistant to the vice- 1 Carl G. Brandt, chairman of the engineering English department and
president in charge of business and finance, said "they would be secretary of the committee, clarified existing policies and attitudes
virtually uneforceable." concerning the issue.
He pointed out the committee's restrictive policies are pri-
Untversitv Reaulations . marily designed to prevent the use of University buildings for

Primary responsibility in controlling spontaneous demonstrations
lies with the students it was concluded yesterday.
Under the general topic of University Regulations, the group,
one of three meeting at the conference, emphasized the adverse re-
lections such demonstrations have upon the University's reputation
in the public eye.

personal gain by any outside speaker.
When queried as to the desirability of setting down more specific,
policies, he answered, "I would say 100 per cent no. It would mean
freezing the committee regulations. That is most undesirable."

Academic outlook ,

Vice President for Student Affairs James A. Lewis stated, "The In order to make an all-campus honor system work, every
administration has been working along in the hope that the stu- student must realize the obligations on his part, must accept those
dents 'themselves will realize that this is a major problem. You can't responsibilities and fulfill them conscientiously.
have headlines in the Chicago Tribune and then call it a college This was the consensus of opinion among the members of the dis-
prank." cussion group dealing with the academic outlook at the University.
Some debate centered about whether the administration should Prof. Charles E. Odegaard, dean of the literary school, listed'
employ more stringent action in dealing with such cases. the major conditions for the successful introduction of an honor
system for the general campus. He pointed out that in order to be
Dlan Young, '58, expressed the belief that students would not effective, such a system must be initiated by the sudents, and must
stage demonstrations so readily if there was fear of strong discipline have the support and cooperation of the entire student body.
by administrators. Every student, Odegaard insisted, must be willing to assume the
Assistant to the President Erich B. Walter answered that offi- responsibilities of enforcing the system, such as the duty of reporting
cials did not want to use threats, saying, "If fear is to be used, where abuses of the arrangement, regardless of one's relations with the
are we going to come out?" offender.
Lewis suggested that one possible approach to the problem is A number of suggestions were made on how the groundwork for
to meet with small groups of freshmen during orientation week and an honor system might be laid. One student proposed that a forum
discuss the matter together with all its far-reaching effects. be held to determine student interest and willingness to accept the
In a discussion of the Committee on University Lectures, Prof. necessary responsibilities.

A second suggested proctors be eliminated in senior courses first,
as an experiment. Were it successful, the system might then be ex-
tended to the lower grade level.
A second major problem explored was diversity versus integration
in the curriculum-should each student be left to integrate his studies
in the various disciplines in his own mind, or should the school ex-
plicitly point out the relationships between different fields (natural
science, social science, humanities, etc.) to him?
The feelings of the group seemed to lean toward the former.
Odegaard pointed out, "Diversity (in the curriculum) requires one to
look at subjects he would not have chosen for himself." This would
work to- prevent narrowness or shallowness in a liberal education,
he said.
In the afternoon session, the group discussed the counseling
system at the University-its problems, its objectives and ways in
which it might be changed or improved.
The two major forms of counseling were agreed to be paternal-
ism and impersonality, or very much and very little guidance, re-
Prof. Arthur Van Duren, chairman of faculty counselors, ex-
plained that the counseling system at the University does not try to
dictate or explicitly recommend any particular course of study to a
student. Instead, he said, it strives to show him how diversity in
the curriculum is vital in determining those studies for which he
is best suited and most interested.
No concrete solutions of the problems treated came out of the
conference, nor were any expected. The result, rather, was a clearer
conception of the natures of those problems, a better understanding
of the difficulties involved in solving them, and an idea of the
possible methods of solution.

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Hungarians, Russians

Clash; Scores


BUDAPEST -P)-Scores of Hun-
garians were killed yesterday and
many others wounded in clashes
with police and Russian troop.
throughout the countryside, a
well-informed, source reported.
This indicated the rioting earlier
this week in Budapest has spread
to the provinces.
The informant said 10 persons
in a large crowd of demonstrators
were killed in a clash with Rus-
sian tanks and Hungarian police
in the north Hungarian town of
>Follows Demonstration
The clash occurred when hun-
dreds of Hungarians demonstrated
for the release of arrested work-
ers' council leaders.
Leaders of Hungarian workers
in Budapest have threatened a
general strike unless the Soviet-
supported government of Premier
Janos Kadar releases the leaders
The government, bowing to
workers' council demands, have
freed some of the leaders but an
undisclosed number remain in jail
The informant said many other
demonstrators were wounded in
the outbreak at Salgotarian.
Possible Strike
Leaders of the workers in Buda-
pest deferred a general strike call
in the showdown. But factory
workers were told they would re-
ceive the latest word tomorrow
from their leaders.
The leaders have accused Kadar
of policies that threaten to bring
down more bloodshed and "a new
national tragedy" in Hungary.
The informant said fighting
broke out in at least three other
points in Hungary:
At Pecs, restless center of Hun-
gary's uranium mining industry
where guerrillas are reported ac-
At Tatabanya, a coal mining
town near Budapest, and at Beke,-
csaba, in eastern Hungary near
the Romanian frontier.
Police opened fire on the crowd
in the town's main square. Several
demonstrators were killed and
others were wounded.
Bus, Rides
To Airport
Willowhoppers, a transporta-
tion service for University stu-
dents, will run to and from Willow
Run Airport before and after
Christmas Vacation.
The Willowhopper project, spon-

.World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
NATO Confabs." .
WASHINGTON-Secretary of State John F. Dulles took off for
Paris and a NATO Council meeting yesterday, prepared to discuss the$
European economic crisis with Allied leaders,
In a brief statement before boarding his plane, he said he was
"confident" that next week's North Atlantic Treaty Council meeting
"will strengthen the bonds that unite the treaty members."
These bonds have been badly strained in the aftermath of the
British-French attack on Egypt six weeks ago. Also, the loss of oil
shipments through the Suez Canal and through some Mideast pipe-
lines has hurt the economies of the European countries.
. * * *
Austria Helps UN . .
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.-Austria agreed yesterday to admit

Aid Scheme
Gets Faculty
Green Light
Conference Schools
To Study Individually
Big Ten faculty representatives
piloted the equalization plan of
subsidizing athletes through its
second obstacle yesterday but they
were "not unanimous" according
to University representative Prof.
Marcus Plant of the Law School.
Now each Conference school will
scrutinize the plan for a 60-day
period. If any school rejects it,
faculty representatives can pass
it by a majority vote at their Feb.
22 meeting.
One substantial change was
made in the equalization plan yes-
terday Plant revealed. There will
be a "top limit of 100 on the num-
ber of tenders made by a school in
a given year in all sports."
Board Consideration
Board in Control of Intercollegi-
ate Athletics at the University will
be asked to give the plan a final
okay said Plant.
Plant remarked he was "person-
ally happy" with the equalization
scheme, further 'commenting, "It
is a proper step at this time."
He stated he would "be sur-
prised" if tenders to athletes
averaged nearly $1500 as some per-
sons have speculated.
Essentially equalization is a plan
whereby athletes are given money
by colleges on the basis of need
and according to a financial for-






United Nations observers for an
neighboring Hungary.
,But Secretary General Dag
Hammarskjold reported continued
- failure to get such observers into
r Hungary itself and into Czecho-
slovakia, Romania and Yugoslavia.
In a published report to the
General Assembly, he also said he
had not managed to obtain an,
invitation to Budapest himself. He
expressed doubt that there, would
,be any point in his going unless
he could go within 10 days.
* * *
Youth Ferment .
LONDON - Mounting reports
from Russia suggested yesterday
there is growing demand among
Soviet university students for more
political freedom.
"Their basic demand is for a
liberalization of the political sys-
tem," said a Western diplomat
who has been receiving uncensored
accounts from the Soviet capital.
"And it's clearly worrying the'
The informant said Soviet secret
police had arrested a number of
Moscow University students for!
forming what the police called "an'
underground political organiza-
Disturbed by the student unrest,
Nikita S. Khrushchev, first secre-
tary of the Communist party, was1
reported recently to have threat-f
{ ened to expel members of Moscow{
University's student body who
didn't toe the party line.
The London diplomat said there
is a growing curiosity among Rus-
sian students about events in
Yugoslavia, Communist China,
Poland and Hungary.
* * *

investigation of the situation in
Galens' Drive
Exceeds Quota
Galens found this year's bucket;
drive to be the most successful in j
the 30 year history of the Medical
School honorary society.
Bob Kretzschmar, '57M, report-
ed yesterdav tha $916 hn dppn

Navya Fires
Test Rockiet
For Satellte
WASHINGTON (I)-In a step,
toward creating the first man-
made moon, scientists fired an i-
strument-laden rocket 125 miles
into the air from a Florida launch-
ing site yesterday.
It was an experimental prelude
to next year's earth satellite proj-
ect called "Vanguard."
A modified form of the standard
Viking research rocket, fired from
the missile test center at Patrick
Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral,
Fla., screamed up to a top speed
of 4,000 miles per hour before
plunging into the Atlantic Ocean
about 180 miles from the launch-
ing point, offshore from Miami.
The Navy and civilian scientists
conducted, in this initial firing of
the Vanguard project, tests of the
automatic radio and electronic de-i
vices which will be used in an
actual satellite when the first of
these earth-circling vehicles is
launched some time late next
Although the government said
last summer in disclosing the
earth satellite plan that the proj-
ect was purely scientific and freeI
of military security, deep secrecy
was thrown around plans for yes-
terday's early morning test. As

Hoover Resigns* Herter
Named by Eisenhower
AUGUSTA, Ga., (P)-Herbert Hoover Jr., resigned yesterday as
undersecretary of state and President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose
Gov. Christian A. Herter of Massachusetts to succeed him.
Hoover, 53-year-old son of- the- former President, wrote President
Eisenhower he wants to resume his career as a mining engineer.
In accepting the resignation with "deep regret" President Eisen-
hower praised Hoover warmly for three years government service, and
expressed high regard for his handling of international crises during
the recent illness of Secretary of State John F. Dulles.
Hoover will leave the State Department about Feb. 1, the Presi-
dent's vacation headquarters announced, and Gov. Herter, 61-year-old
Republican and foreign affairsy

specialist, will take over as under-
secretary at that time,
President Eisenhower will send
a formal nomination to Coigress
when it reconvenes. The appoint-
ment is subject to Senate confir-
Gov. Herter, an early backer of
President Eisenhower for the pres-
idency, has been governor of Mas-
sachusetts since 1953.
His term expires Jan. 3. He
then will take a short vacation
before going to Washington to
work with Hoover in advance of
taking over.
Gov. Herter served in the U.S.
House of Representatives from
1943 to 1953 and was a member
of its Foreign Affairs Committee.
He also has a background of other
interest in international affairs.
His appointment touched1 off
speculation that he eventually may
be named secretary of state.

Review SGC
Action Today
Student Government Council's
Board in Review will meet at 10:30
a.m. today in the Union to discuss
the Council's Sigma Kappa action.
If the Board decides the action
was outside the Council's jurisdic-
tion or in conflict with regental
or administrative policy, they may
review the action.
Wednesday night, SGC decided,
by a vote of 12-5, that National
Sigma Kappa was in violation of
University regulations against dis-
crimination. The sorority's Nation-
al Council suspended chapters at
Tufts and Cornell last summer
"for the good of the sorority as a
whole." Both chapters had pledged
Negro women in the spring.

Of Women,
To Increase
Many men living in University
Residence Halls can expect to be
housed in doubled-up rooms next
year it was revealed yesterday.
There will also be an increase
of students in the women's sys-
tem, which has been over-crowd-
ed for the past two years.
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea told
the annual Student-Faculty-Ad-
ininistration Conference that "the
men's Residence Halls will have to
open up their doors to about 400
additional students." The increase
in the women's system is expected
to be around 200.
But Director of Housing Peter A.
Ostafin, said last night that the
doubling-up in the men's system
will be temporary, "lasting only
through the 1957-58 school year."
With the completion of the new
women's dormitory in 1958 men
students will be able to reclaim
Tyler and Prescott Houses in East
Quadrangle plus Fletcher Hall
nearly relieving their crowded sit-
However, the women's Resi-
dence Hall system will be only
"somewhat relieved by the com-
pletion of the new ^dormitory,
Vice-president for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis explained.
The Picture
The housing picture for the next
five years is expected to look like
Projected University g r o w t h
next year is 1852 students. With
the completion of additional mar-
ried housing units on North Cam-
pus and space provided by Ann
Arbor residents, the University
will have to house 600 more stu-
dents than are presently in the
Residence Halls.
Since no new dormitories will be
completed next fall these students
will have to go into the present
system. Opening the new women's
dormitory the following fall will
provide 1200 spaces, 600 of which
will be filled by women from Tyler,
Prescott and Fletcher. The re-
maining space 'will help to re-
lieve pressure on the other
women's dormitories.
Reclaiming of Tyler, Prescott
and Fletcher in the fall of 1958
will enable the men's system to
resume nearly normal operation.
The first unit of the North Cam-
pus coeducational dormitory is ex-
pected to be finished in the fall
of 1959 and the second unit the
fnlwinF iebhriiarv The 11nit


c cLtuy au ou aQ seen 1
placed in the 28 Galens'buckets, An Self-Appraisal
note inluding alslicatns, An athlete will be paid by the
not including mail solicitations, Conference schools the difference
which were expected to bring an- between the cost of attending
other $2000: school and his financial means.
Their quota had been set at Strict penalties have been draft-
$7000 ed against violators of the plan.
The plan caps a year of con-
Kretzschmar thanked "all that ference study and committee work
made possible a Merry Christmas and follows the Big Ten's unique,
for the kids at the University Hos- critical self-appraisal which re-!
pital," cently was made public.

late as Friday nig
denied to newsmena
of plans for a test

'I'l'Hockey Squc d sq

Toron to,


Michigan rapped home three goals in the second period last
night and then hung on to successfully open its 1956-57 hockey
season with a 4-3 win over the University of Toronto before 3,500
fans at the Coliseum.
The Wolverines and Toronto will close out their two-game series
at 8 p.m. tomorrow night. Tickets for the contest will go on sale at
the Athletic Administration Building at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.
'M' Builds Early 4-1 Lead
Michigan moved out in front in the opening period with a lone
goal and then built up a 4-1 advantage at the end of two periods.
But the hard-checking, hard-pressing Toronto six capitalized on the
tiring Wolverines in the last period and shaved the margin to one
goal before the final horn sounded.
Forwards Ed Switzer, Don McIntosh, and Jerry Karpinka, and
defenseman Neil Buchanan shared the scoring honors for Michigan,
but the real star was goaltender Lorne Howes. Playing one of the
best games of his brilliant college career, Howes turned aside 31
shots, displaying the nimbleness that earned him All-American rec-
ognition last year.

sored by the Wolverine CUlub anad
a local bus company, is scheduled Ike Aids Nixon
for Dec. 21 and Jan. 2.
Buses will leave at 12:15 p.m., WASHINGTON-P r e s i d e n t
1:30 p.m and 4:15 p.m. Dec. 21, Dwight D. Eisenhower appears
from the Union, S. University, ready to give Vice-President Rich-
Forest St. and the Hill dormitories and M. Nixon an unusual oppor-
for Willow Run Airport. tunity to build his 1960 presiden-
These times have been worked tial prospects by using Nixon as a
out in collaboration with Willow spokesman for admiinstration poli-

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