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Five Fraternities
Have Bias Clause
SL Proposal To Stop Discrimination
Was Vetoed 6 Years Ago by Ruthven
Today, six years after veto of a Student Legislature proposal call-
ing for elimination of discriminatory clauses in fraternity copstitu-
tions by October 15, 1956, five fraternities on campus still have bias
or selectivity clauses in their charters or constitutions.
The fraternities are Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu,
K~appa Sigma and Acacia.
In March of 1951, Alexander G. Ruthven, then president of the
University, refused to endorse the request because "no individual has
an inherent right to membership in any particular organization" and
such a move would "jeopardize property rights."
Delta Tau Delta, who had a clause last June, discussed it at great
" length last summer at their na-

Court Suits
!~ 1
To Decide.
Troop Status:
STURGIS, Ky. (1)-Acting Gov-
ernor Harry Lee Waterfield said
yesterday a decision on whether
to withdraw troops from Sturgis
and Clay will depend upon what
action the courts take in school in-
tegration suits.
This meant that troops would
remain at least until early next
Waterfield issued his statement
In Frankfort after Major General
J. S. Williams, national guard
commander, had recommended
that the guard pull out.
Negroes Turned Away
Troops arrived in Sturgis Sept.
i after a mob turned Negro stu-
dents away from the high school,
and in Clay eight days later when
Negroes were barred by a crowd
from entering an all-white school.
Negroes officially were refused
admittance at Sturgis High School
and Clay Consolidater School this
Some had attended classes
nearly two weeks as troops stood
The official orders were issued
by the Union County and Web-
ster County Boards of Education
on the strength of an opinion from
the attorney general's office.
Illegally Enrolled
The opinion stated the Negroes
were enrolled illegally since neith-
er board had started an integra-
tion program.
James Crumlin, Louisville attor-
ney for the National Association
for the Advacement of Colored
People, has filed suit asking that
four Negroes be permitted to re-
turn to Clay Consolidated School.
Ike Accused
Of Half Truths
About Peace
lai E. Stevenson accused President
Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday
of telling the public "only half the
facts" about world peace pros-
pects and of avoiding mention of
"ominous tensions" in the Middle
East and Africa.
The Democratic presidential
nominee appeared before a cheer-
ing crowd that overflowed a sub-
urban Washington, D.C. high
school gymnasium.
He took the occasion to answer
President Eisenhower's radio-TV
address of Wednesday.
The Democratic presidential
nominee reiterated his view-chal-
lenged by implication by President
Eisenhower-that the U n i t e d
States "take the lead" in halting
hydrogen bomb tests and consider
whether the draft may be ended
in the "foreseeable" future.
President Eisenhower said in a
coast-to-coast radio-TV address
Wednesday that the draft can-
not be abandoned under present
world conditions and ending H-
bomb tests would be a "theatrical
national gesture."
The Democratic nominee disput-
ed President Eisenhower's argu-
ment that Viet Nam has been
saved from Communism, that For-
mosa was "written off" by the
Truman administration.
And he said President Eisen-
hower "left out any reference to
the ominous tensions which to-

tional convention.
However, Don Duff, '57 A&D,
president, was not able to com-
ment on any action taken at the
conclave except "a constitutional
change has been made." The Dlts'
national requests that all infor-
mation on the subject be obtained
from them.
John Meyer, '56E, president of
ATO, whose clause calls for "white
Christian" members, e x p 1 a I n e d
that no steps whatsoever, "posi-
tive or negative" were taken at
their national convention during
the summer.
Committee Set Up
However, a committee has now
been set up to look into the prob-
lem and acquire more knowledge,
so that the house will know wheth-
er "to act or not."
Meyer felt that the religious
problem was not serious, because
that's "a matter of choice. We've
taken Christian members with
Jewish blood. We say Christian
prayers at our meals and that's
the tone of our house."
Sigma Chi President Fred Trost,
'57, said their clause allowed mem-
bership to only "bona fide white
male students."
He said that his chapter can
only place the problem in "a moral
and ethical light."
He expressed the belief that
there were two basic problems:
the immorality of discrimination
and right of a University to tell
a fraternity whom they may take.
It was his personal opinion that
a Sigma Chi chapter which pledged
a Negro student would probably
be dropped from the national.
No Pressure Needed
His major point was that no one
should pressure the fraternities to
integrate; that in time they would
by themselves.
According to Jim Isbister, 56,
president, Kappa Sigma is only
permitted to accept Caucasians.
However, elements in the ritual
also prohibit Jews.
However, the house has voted
unanimously to make every effort
possible to get rid of the clause.
Isbister and a member of another
chapter have been visiting other
fraternities, actively organizing to
eliminate the clause in 1958. A
motion to remove discriminatory
measures was defeated in conven-
tion by only eight votes last sum-
mer. National meetings for most
fraternities are every two years.
In a drive spear-headed by Col-
umbia University chapter of Sigma
Nu, Ann Arbor's chapter also work-
ed hard to rid their constitution
of a claluse prohibiting Negroes,
according to Bob Smith, '57E,
Defeated By 11 Votes
For the first time the motion
came to a reasonable vote in com-
mittee, but was defeated by 11
The house had voted for their
delegates to work on removal of
the clause. "We, just couldn't fit
the clause in with Christian prin-
ciples," Smith said. However,
Sigma Nu is primarily a southern
fraternity and the going will be
Acacia possesses a somewhat
more unusual selectivity clause.
and each of whom at the
time of his initiation was not an
inherent of any creed or organi-
zation which seeks to restrain its
members from affiliation with
Masonic Organizations."
Acacia was founded by Masons.
According to Virgil Grumbling,
'58, vice-president, this prohibits
primarily Roman Catholics.
At this summer's conclave, the
Michigan chapter introduced the
motion to remove the statement.
In the past such a motion had been
defeaed:hut for th first tim th

Auto Patrol
To Begin
on Monday
Car Registration
Ends Tomorrow
The University Patrol will swing
into action Monday.
New driving regulations, effec-
tive at 8 a.m. yesterday, will be
strictly enforced at that time,- ac-
cording to Assistant Dean of Men
Karl D. Streiff.
"We'll really be in business Mon-
day," Streiff said. He explained
that four days' grace was being
given in order to acquaint more
students with the nature of the
regulations and give them a
chance to register their cars.
Students who wish to keep cars
here have until noon tomorrow to
register in the Office of Student
Affairs, 1020 Administration
Major campus organizations
such as Inter-House Council, In-
ter-Fraternity Council, Panhellen-
ic and Assembly have promised to
cooperate with the Administration
in publicizing new driving rules.
Joint Judic To Adjudicate
Por a month's trial period, all
violations of the new regulations
will go to Joint Judiciary Council
for adjudication.
When the trial period is over,
the Council will make recommen-
dations to the Administration on
the advisability of continuing this
method of dealing with suspected
infractions, according to Mike Mc-
Nerney '57L, Joint Judic Chair-
Recommendations will depend
on volume and types of driving
violations that come before the
body, he said.
"But I think that both students
and the Administration would be
happier if the situation could be
handled adequately by a student
group," he added. There is a pos-
sibility that a traffic court will be
set up, again depending on vol-
ume and types of violations.
The Council's biggest problem
will probably be academic eligi-
bility, McNerney said. At semes-
ter's end; f ilrlW' necessary to
check names of students under
the required 2.0 against permit
Violations Oategorised
To give it a working basis for
penalties, Joint Judic has cate-
gorized all violations. The three
categories are direct violations,
such as failure to register; minor
violations, such as parking in re-
stricted University areas; and vio-
lations of the sort the body has
always adjudicated, such as driv-
ing and drinking.
Penalties for first offense will
range from a minimum $25 to a
maximum $50. The minimum fine
will be imposed in cases where the
Council feels there are extenuat-
ing circumstances. However, Mc-
Nerney stressed that the great
majority of normal vilations will
meet with a fine very close to the
In the most extreme, clear-cut
case of two violations, a semester's
suspension may be necessary, he
"It's my personal opinion that
the most effective penalty for elig-
ible students will be revoking of
permits," he said. The severity of
the offense will determine dura-
tion 'of this penalty.







by The Associated Press
BOONE, Iowa - Dwight D.
Eisenhower said yesterday that
"by golly, we're doing all we can"
for the farmers.
President Eisenhower made his
remark informally as he and Mrs.
Eisenhower arrived here at the
end of a triumphal 00-mile auto
ride through Iowa farmlands after
their plane landed at Des Moines.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of
Defense Charles E. Wilson said
yesterday some draftees might be
released. after 21 months' service
as a means to build up the reserve
Then Pentagon chief said that
such a step was under considera-
tion, partly because.the new vol-
unteer reserve program, in its
first year of operation, "has not
brought in the numbers we hoped
for or think that we need."
81-nation conference to set up
an international atomic energy
agency opened yesterday.
There were immediate indica-
tions of growing opposition to
Western-approved control propo-
has flown the Bell X2 rocket
plane - the world's fastest air-
craft-to an unprecedented alti-
tude of 126,000 feet.
Although Defense Secretary
Charles E. Wilson and Pentagon
officials yesterday declined to
release the information, respon-
sible sources elsewhere confirmed
Garg Opens
Fall Season
Today, Gargoyle opens the fall
season with its first issue of the
Described by art editor Rob-
ert Maitland as "spectacular", this
issue features a curiously colored
cover by David Rohn, unworldly
illustrations by Maitland, and an
extensive puzzle section.
"The puzzle section", Roving
Editor Jim Dygert, '56, said, "is
best descrbied as extensvie, with
a perverse crossword puzzle, op-
tical illusions, and quizzes."
"There is a picture of a nurse
on page 21 which must be seen
to be believed," Maitland 'added.
"I drew it."
Assorted, jokes, cartoons, and
stories are also included in Dar-
goyle, which will be sold here and
there on campus today; especially
from the gayly colored Garg booth
planted squarely in front of the
library, to the dismay of the scho-

A utthoriti es
Hang Rebels
On Cyprus
Anti-British Violence
Flares Over Issue
NICOSIA, Cyprus (')- Three
Greek Cypriot rebels were hanged
by British authorities, at Nicosia
Central Prison today for violence
and murder.
A police official came out from
behind the massive prison walls
and told reporters the executions
were' carried out shortly before
2 a.m.
The men had been refused a re-
Long before the hour of the
triple hanging, Greek Cypriots
went on an islandwide strike.
Anti-British Violemce
There were new outbursts of
anti-British violence. PEKA, a new
underground organization, said in
leaflets the strike would continue
three days "in tribute to three
more heroes."
Construction at a ro l air force
base at Akrotiri and a joint head-
quarters for Middle East Forces
was slowed down by the strike.
The island's Greek and English-
language newspapers were shut
Bombs Thrown
Three British soldiers were
slightly wounded by bombs thrown
at the east coast port .of Fama-
gusta, hotbed of EOKA activity.
The house of a security force
member was the target of another
bomb at Famagusta.
The condemned men in last
statements proclaimed their satis-
faction that they had died for
their country.
Five Others Executed
Five others have been executed
by the British since Greek Cypri-
ots began a campaign of violence
18 months ago to throw off British
rule and united this crown colony
with Greece.
As in other cases when the pris-
on authorities were preparing for
executions,- the British imposed
stringent s e c u r i t y precautions
against disorder. Streets were
cleared of traffic except for mili-
tary patrols. Coils of barbed wire
were set up as roadblocks at major
The hangman's identity was
kept secret as a precaution against
ground Cypriot organization.
Nicosia was sullen and silent.
Stores shut their doors, and of-
fice, factory and construction
workers stayed away from their
The strike was expected to con-
tinue until Monday. But Turkish
Cypriots, who make up a fifth of
the island's 500,000 population,
went about 'their business as

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Plan Daily Tryout Meetings
For All;Staffs Next Week
Tryout meetings for the Business, Editorial, Womens, Sports and
Photographers' staffs of the Daily will be held Wednesday and
Thursday at the Publications Building, 420 Maynard Street.
Editorial, Sports, Womens, and Photography staffs will meet
at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and 4:15 Thursday while the Business staff
tryouts will meet at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday and 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
At the first meetings policies of The Daily will be outlined to
the tryouts as well as giving new members an opportunity to sign up
for the staffs. Tryouts will begin



Nations Feel
Control Best
Only Pakistan Refuses
Outright Support
LONDON (P)-The free world's
main sea powers lined up yester-
day behind the modified Dulles
plan to win back from Egypt a
share in control of the Suez Canal,
Twelve nations at the 18-power
conference here announced sup-
port for a Cooperative Association
of Suez Canal Users-CASCU..
This is incorporated in the pro-
gram outlined by Secretary of
State John Foster Dulles as being
based on justice with peace.
The 12 include the five countries
that control 75 per cent of the
world's shipping: Britain, Norway,
France, Italy and the United
The others are Australia, New
Zealand, Netherlands, West Ger-
many, Portugal, Spain and Tur-
Pakistan Refuses
Pakistan alone refused outright
to Join.
Sweden, Denmark and Iran de-
layed a verdict on the plan but
urged a quick review of the canal
dispute by the United Nations.
Japan and Ethiopia took na
stand either way.
No matter what decisions ar.
made here, final decisions still
rested with home governments of
all the 18 envoys. They are sup-
posed to be reached in the next 10
Dulles was reported certain that
majority decisions would allow the
association to be at work in two
weeks. The conference ends Codays
Nations Agree
All nations at the conference ex-
pressed agreemet, in Wantin in-
ternational control. Some differed
on how to achieve it.
Fear that operation of the orig-
inal plan would inadvertently set
off war with Egypt lay behind
some objections.
Sources close to the Western
Big Three delegations forecast
that all except Pakistan, and pos-
sibly Sweden, would adopt the dec-
laration of intention to set up the
They said the only issue of sub-
stance among the rest is the pre-
cise timing of an appeal to the
Second Declaration
These sources said a second
declaration is also being consid-
ered: to deplore what they called
the precipitate natuire of Egypt's
canal move and reaffirming the 18
nations' support for international
Pakistan said the plan, consid-
erably altered since the confer-
ence began yesterday, looked too
much like imposing a settlement
on Egypt.
Twin aims of the association
would be a working agreement
with Egypt for unrestricted pas-
sage of members' ships, and a
permanent settlement based on in-
ternational control.
V Man Hurt
In Auto Crash

Marland B. Small, 59, Supervis-
or in Institutes in the University's
Extension Service, was reported in
fair condition at University hos-
pital last night' after being in-
volved in a three.car accident yes-
Killed in the accident was Harry
B. Hammond, 67, a director of the
Hoover Ball & Bearing Co. in Ann
Arbor and a founder of Universal
Die Casting Corp. in Saline and
the Hammond Plating Corp. here.
Small was placed on the serious
list early in thL day when he failed
to respond to treatment for head
Police said Small's car collided
with a parked one and Hammond,
apparenty taking a walk, ran to
the driver's side.-

GOP Preparing For Dewey Arrival

an intensive training program in
preparation for future work on
The Daily.
Photographers are especially
needed at this time. They will be
trained in the use of equipment
and the taking of pictures by staff
members. The Daily supplies all
photography equipment to its
Each class will be trained in the
fundamentals of writing or ad-
vertising depending on the staff
the tryout is on. After a period
of time, appointments to higher
staffs are made on the recom-
mendations of the personnel
directors of each staff.
Prof. Rodkey
Passes Away
After Illness
Prof. Robert D. Rodkey, profes-
sor emeritus of banking and in-
vestments at the School of Busi-
ness Administration, died yester-
day at University Hospital after a
short illness.a
Prof. Rodkey was born in Ma-
haffey, Pa., July 18, 1885, and was
associated with the University for
most of his adult life. He first en-
tered the University in 1912, earn-
ed his BA in 1914 and received his
MA in 1915.
In 1914 he was appointed in-
structor in accounting in the
School of Economics, later becom-
ing a lecturer in economics and, in
1925, an associate professor of
banking and investment in the
business administration school.
In 1928, Prof. Rodkey won his
PhD at the University and was
shortly appointed a full professor.
In the business world, Prof. Rod-
key was a recognized authority on
banking and investments. He was
personnel director for Chase Na-
tional Bank for three years and
served as consultant to the Secur-
ities Exchange Commission (SEC)
in Washington, D.C. and to the
Michigan State Banking Depart-

Goebel Sues
For In juries
Four suits totaling $145,000 have
been brought against John C.
Stegeman, Edmund Wooding and
Barbara Wooding, by Jerry Goeb-
el, former center of the Michigan
football team, at the Washtenaw
Circuit Court, The Daily learned
Goebel, who fell approximately
20 feet from a porch with his girl
friend, Joyce Tobler, last June,
suffered a broken leg and broken
According to Goebel, Miss Tob-
ter suffered a broken arm and a
cracked pelvis.
Goebel's claim states that he
was planing to play pro football
and now willnever be able to do
so. Herbert G. Goebel, his guard-
ian, is suing for $75,000.
In addition, there is another1
suit fot $10,000 to cover medical
Anne M. Tobler, Miss Tobler's
guardian, is suing for $50,000 for
diamages and another $10,000 for
medical care.
They claim the 'landlord was
negligent because the guard rail
which broke was unsafe.
Goebel himself was unfamiliar
with the details of the suit, and
expressed unhappiness with the
entire situation. "You just can't
pay for time," he said.
Neither was able to take final
exams last year.
Captain Complains
Of Suez Desertion
VALLETA, Malta (4)-A Brit-
ish ship captain said yesterday
Egyptian hiring agents lured away
16 of his crewmen in a Libyan har-
bor and reported he sped out to
sea to keep others from deserting.'
The deserters presumably will
work on the Suez Canal, where
most foreign employes walked off
their jobs last Friday rather than
work for Egypt.
Capt. W. A. C. Harvey, master

Local Republicans are hurriedly
settling details for Thomas E.
Dewey's appearance on campus
Dewey, former governor of New
York and twice candidate for
President, will deliver a major
GOP campaign speech at a rally
sponsored by the University's
Young Republican Club at Hill
Auditorium. Time for the address
has not been set.
Dewey 'U' Grad
Television, an escorting motor
caravan and a reception are being
planned for the former Michigan
student. Dewey graduated from
the University in 1923 and served
as a Daily editor,
Arrangements are still being
made for the telecasting of his,
address. According to Kenneth
McDonald of Ann Arbor station
WPAG-TV, and chairman of the

in Michigan and neighboring
Although plans for the rally it-

admission will be asked at the
door to cover expenses incurred
by YR's.
Members of the club and local
Republican party officials will
greet Dewey at Willow Run Airport
and escort him to Ann Arbor,
Washtenaw County Republican
Chairman Cecil Creal said. A news
conference at The Daily offices'
and -a small private dinner at the
Union are, tentatively planned
prior to the address.
Reception Planned
Following the rally, the rally
sponsors plan a reception at a
yet undetermined location.
"The students have done a
wonderful jobs and deserve comp-
limenting," said McDonald. He
added, "a tremendous amount of
interest has been shown in Dewey's
appearance at the rally."
Also appearing will be local



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