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VL. .XVIIflTNo. 105V~a*a4~VS~
ANN ARBOR. MICHIGAN, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 28, 1958
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Says End to U.S. Trade Embargo
Could Ease International Tensions
WASHINGTON (A') - Soviet Ambassador Mikhail Menshikov,
pressing his friendlier-than-thou campaign in an Associated Press
interview, urges more visits, more trade and even joint U.S.-Soviet
economic aid programs.
To Improve Relations
"I came here with the sole purpose to help improve the relations
of our countries," he told the AP in a red-and-gold parlor at the
As a No. 1 target he singled out the United States embargo on
certain trade with Russia. The purpose of the embargo is to withhold
Name Wadsworth Negotiator
MSU Seeks To Set U
Grand Rap ids Branc
WASHINGTON (P)-The United
States yesterday named a new dis-
armament negotiator, backed up
by four citizen-advisers, and called
on Russia to meet with him in,
"urgent" new talks.
In a grim coincidence, the Unit-
ed States move came as Russia
exploded two potent hydrogen test
weapons in a single day.
James J. Wadsworth, deputy
United Nations ambassador, was
designated for the post of succes-
sor to Harold Stassen who quit two
weeks ago as disarmament spe-
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
approved his appointment and
also named a four-man panel of
distinguished citizens to "advise
and consult" on disarmament
Members will be Gen. Alfred M.
Gruenther, former Allied com-
mander in Europe who is now
American Red Cross president; in-
vestment banker Robert A. Lovett,
LEGAL STUDY: -
By RONALD KOTULAK
What right does the Univer-
sity have to levy fines on its stu-
This question is continually be-
ing debated by students, some o1
whom maintain that the Univer-
sity exerts authoritarian powers
in matters of administration and
In a legal brief compiled in 1952
by Earl Warren, '52LL.M., the
policy of the University, and uni
versities in general, was spelled
out to be that fines, in reasonabl
amounts, may be imposed on stu
dents in the enforcement of rea
sonable rules promulgated by the
Such fines, Warren continued
must be "believed by the official
of the University to be the bes
method of enforcing such rules
and the money so collected is use
for the benefit of the studen
Although there are no specifi
rules describing the imposition o
fines in the State Constitution o
the Regent's By-laws, the court
and Regents have interpreted th
phraseology of the constitutio
and State Statutes to imply thi
Regents Have Power
The power of the University t
levy fines, Warren said, is give
by a statement in the Michiga
Statutes: "The Regents shal
have power to enact ordinances
by-laws and regulations for th
government of the university."
Any student enrolling in th
University, he 'ndicated, does s
with the understanding that h
will obey the laws established b
the University and that thes
laws need not be expressly states
or agreed upon before hand.
Therefore, he said, the Univer
sity may enact any rule it con
siders necessary to the proper ad
ministration of the school unles
the act is arbitrary and unreason
It is a well founded tradition
he continued, that the court
automatically presume the regula
tions to be reasonable.
In cases involving stiff regu
lations that have appeared befor
Michigan courts, he said, the de
cision has generally consideret
the reasonableness of the la
under the circumstances and no
whether it was the best, one or on
the court would advise.
Noting the free-hand attitud
of the courts again, he said, the:
feel that "the university natural
ly has the right to enforce th
rule by means reasonably calcu
lated to obtain the desired result.
Citing the Fertich v. Michene
case in Indiana, he said that th
law there prohibited tardy stu
dents from. participating in open
* Ing exercises, and to enforce th
rule the assembly room wa
locked during the period.
The plaintiff, who came late
returned home in 18-degrees-be
low-zer weather with the resul
that her feet were frozen. Th
court upheld the means of en
forcement because the hallwa:
outside the assembly room wa
items which might further the,.
Soviet war potential.
Menshikov said it has failed,'
serving only to increase tesions.
Did Not Gain
"All of this didn't cause any
harm to our country and, second,
your country didn't gain any-
thing," he said.
"Certain business circles in this
country lost the trade as a result.
"And of course the whole thing
added a little to the tensions of
the two countries.
"That is all it produced."
Menshikov's words illuminated
why he was chosen to replacej
gruff, black-browed Georgi Zaru-
zin as ambassador.
n aNo Questions Barred
The private interview, with no
questions barred, was one of the
first Menshikov has granted since
his arrival three weeks ago.
But he served notice he is avail-
He said his plans include a,
3 speech, with questions afterward,
e before the Natioial Press Club
- next Thursday.
- Thereafter, he said he will travel
e within the next three months to
New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia
and Chicago for more public ap-
pearances and sightseeing.
s Menshikov said all this is in line
t with his argument, which recurred
, throughout the interview, that
d everything would be all right be-
t tween the United States and the
Soviet Union if everybody got to
c know each other better.
f He said he personally thinks
r Soviet party boss Nikita Khrush-
s chev should visit the United
a He thinks also, he added, that
s leaders like Vice-President Rich-
ard M. Nixon should go to the
n Change Rules
For Late Pers
e During Finals
.e Automatic late permissions for
y women will no longer be required
d during final exams according to
Alice Louie, '58Ed chairman of
Women's Judiciary Council.
- As before, each woman will be
allowed six automatic late per-
missions to be used during the
s semester, but, with the new ruling,
- these will not be needed during
the final exam period.
The automatic late per system
, as it now stands, will extend until
s the second to last day of classes,
- May 27.
However, during exam period,
- from May 28 to June 9, hours will
e be until 12 a.m. throughout the
- week, except Fridays and Satur-
d days, when they will be until 12:30
W a.m. Houses must still be closed
t to visitors at 10:55 p.m. and no
e resident may leave the house
after 11:00 p.m.
e According to Women's Judiciary
y Council the amendment was made
- in order to facilitate the use of
e the new Undergraduate Library.
Mack Denies 'Influences'
During Question Period
WASHINGTON (P)-Richard A. Mack denied under a barrage of
questions yesterday that he has been influenced by anybody in his
two and one-half years on the Federal Communications Commission.
Mack emerged smiling but obviously tired from a day-long ses-
sion before the House subcommittee on Legislative Oversight, standing
Can the Communist party use
the rights of a free system to
abolish that system?
Probably not, was the answer
given that question last night by
Prof. Benjamin Lippincott of the
University of Minnesota's political
Prof. Lippincott, speaking be-
fore the Political Science Round-
table, rejected what he considered
ultra-liberalism on the part of
many political experts.
"Fascists and Communists can-
not claim the rights of a free so-
ciety," he said, "because they re-
ject these right.s"
Prof. Lippincott said he was
"disillusioned" by the lack of
clear thought on this question
among political theorists.
This "sterility of thought" he
blamed on the tradition of -19th
century liberalism created by the
philosophic ideas of such men as
John' Stuart Mill, Jeremy Ben-
tham and John Locke. J
From the 17th century to World
War I, he recounted, democracy,
on the defensive, was successful.
Liberals saw themselves as as-
serting the rights of the indi-
vidual against the top authority.
Subsequently, however, totali-
tarian groups used .the ideas of
the democracies to come to power.
In the 20th century, P.rof. Lip-
pincott continued, democracy has
faced a severe challenge from to-
firmp on a determination not to
resign under fire.
"Of course not" was his reply to
questions about the possibility of
The question boiled up in the
wake of testimony linking him
financially with a Miami Lawyer
who for a time backed the suc-
cessful bid of a National Airlines
subsidiary for a Miami TV license.
Handed Over Finances
Mack did say on the witness
stand, however, that for all prac-
tical purposes he had put his
finances completely in the hands
of the attorney and his lifelong
friend, Thurman A. Whiteside.
The commissioner said he had
only the haziest knowledge of how
more than $10,000 in loans and
advances made to him by White-
side in recent years were repaid.
And he Utstified he knew little
or nothing about a Miami insur-
ance agency in which Whiteside
gave him a one-sixth interest, or
about a holding company which
the Miami lawyer likewise turned
over to him-with 'no outlay of
money on Mack's part in either
Nor "Anyone Else"
Neither, Mack said, did anyone
else on behalf of the National Air-
lines outlet which won the Miami
Two subcommittee members,
Reps. J. B. Bennett (R-Mich.) and
J.E. Moss, Jr., (D-Calif.) have
called for Mack's resignation or
removal in the light of recent
GOP To 'Oust'
WASHINGTON M -A former
sheriff testified yesterday he was
"absolutely bounced" out of the
Republican party for refusing to
use guns against pickets outside
the Kohler Co. plant in' Kohler,
Theodore J. Mosch told the
story of the Senate Rackets Com-
mittee, which is investigating vio-
lence in the 4-year-old strike of
the United Auto Workers against
the Wisconsin plumbing, fixtures
Under questioning by Sen. Karl
Mundt (R-S.D.), Mosch conceded
there could have been some con-
nection between his getting
bounced and his accepting a $300
campaign contribution from the
UAW in the fall of 1954.
Mosch said he was sheriff of
Sheboygan County, Wis., when
the strike began in 1954 and mass
picketing kept the Kohler plant
shut down for 54 days. ,
former undersecretary of state;
banker John J. McCloy, former
high commissioner to Germany,
and Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, ex-
undersecretary of state.
" The State Department an-
nounced these moves within min-
utes of an ; announcement that
Russia had set off its second big
nuclear explosion of the day north
of the Arctic Circle.
The twin shots, presumably of
hydrogen bombs, were disclosed
by the Atomic Energy Commis-l
They raised to three the number
of Soviet firing of nuclear weaponsF
A. State Department announce-
ment made no mention of Russia's
continued test firings at a time
when the Kremlin is also actively
pushing its "ban on the bomb"
"The United States continues toe
consider it urgent," the announce-
ment said, "that an international
agreement be sought and reached
which will effectively limit arma-
The department in a statement
noted Russia has. served notice it
would boycott any meeting of th
newly created 25-nation United
Nations Disarmament Commission.
To Start Soon.
By RALPH LANGER
Exhibits, contests, movies car-
nivals, concerts, cartoons and a
dance will be among the high-
lights of Union Week, Sunday
The week begins with the In-
tercollegiate Bridge Tourney Sun-
day, in the card room. Exhibits
from the art and photo contests
will be in the third floor confer-
ence room and the main lobby all
The first round of the first an-
nual Liars Contest will be held at
8 p.m. Monday.
To Discuss Drinking
Wednesday afternoon is also
the date of the unveiling of the
new hi-fi set in the main music
room. Demonstrations of select-
ed recordings from the newly pur-
chased $800 record supply will
continue throughout the after-
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. a speech
contest will be held in Room 3A.
Wednesday evening Assistant
Dean of Women Gertrude E..Mul-
hollan, Assistant Dean of Men
John Bingley and municipal'court
judge Francis O'Brien will dis-
cuss drinking regulations at the
Movie to be Shown
Thursday is the annual M-Day.
The Union plays host to college
and junior college students from
around the state and gives them
an opportunity to receive academ-
ic counseling and to survey the
"Would You Like to Know,"
Thursday at 7:30 p.m., will have
a demonstration of how to build
a hi-fi set.
"Three for the Show," a feature
movie starring Jack. Lemmon,
will be shown in rooms K, L, M,
and N beginning at 8:30 p.m. At
8:30 a carnival with miniature
golf, a kissing booth, a picture-
taking booth, and various other
midway concessions will begin,
lasting until 11 p.m.
Meanwhile, beginning at 9 p.m.
a dance will be held in the ball-
room with the Liars contest finals
Effect of 'State' Plan
On 'U' Interest Unclear
By DAVID TARR
How Michigan State's proposal for a branch college at Grand
Rapids will affect the University's interest in Calvin College in the
same city is not yet clear.
University Vice-President William Stirton said last night there
are "no plans to announce at this time" on what the University may
do in Grand Rapids.
The University Board of Regents last May authorized President
Harlan Hatcher to begin steps toward purchasing Calvin College and
establishing a medical school "
Stirton said the next step in
expanding Michigan's medical edu-
cation facilities will be providing
additional funds to Wayne State
University. This would permit it to
increase its freshman class by 50
What happens after that, Sirton
said, will depend largely on theN
final reports of two committees
now studying the needs of higheri
education in Michigan. ..
One, the Russel Committee, is
studying the needs of all higher
The other, chaired by Dr. Albert
C. Furstenberg, dean of the medi-
cal school, is studying only medi-
cal education facilities. It has
made a preliminary report but no
recommendations yet. ::::::':
Stirton observedr however, that PAUL KATIER
MSU's proposal does not call for PROF.PAuld aUreli
a medical school and therefore " .. could teach religion"
would not conflict with the Uni-
It has been conceded for some r of. Speaks
tiethat Michigan will have to
expand its medical education facil- 1Iel o
ities in the near future.O
The preliminary report of Dr.
Furstenberg's committee said the -
state is seventh in population but I p
23rd in total number of physicians.
Michigan is even lower among
the states in number of physicians By BARTON HUTHWAITE
in active private practice alone;
ranking 35th with 71 per 100;000 The University could take the
population. The national average position that it is "derelict" to
is 93. the high purpose for which it was
That report also says, "It is created, if it fails to deal with
generally agreed that the Univer- religion in a positive way, Prof.
sity's medical school, already the Paul G. Kauper of the law school
country's largest (enrollment-ap- said yesterday.
proximately 1,225, 1956, graduating A university which deliberately
class--189) should not further in- excludes all courses with positive
crease its present enrollment. religious content is not just failing
MOSCOW (M--The Communist
party's powerful Central/ Commit-
tee gave its chief, Nikita S. Khru-
shchev, the go-ahead signal yes-
terday for a far-reaching revolu-
tion in Soviet Agriculture.
The committee, after a two-day
session, announced endorsement of
Khrushchev's proposals to shift
ownership of the nation's farm
machinery from the machine-
tractor stations to collective farms.
A party communique issued after
the committee sessions of Monday
and Tuesday said this "will speed
the evolution toward communism."
The committee acted on a pro-
posal first announced by Khrush-
chev in a speech at Minsk Jan. 22.
It advanced a five-point program
to transfer machinery from the
thousands of machine-tractor sta-
tions - MTS - scattered over the
USSR to collective farms, and to
reorganize the stations into main-
City Limits .
Sought for Propo
to teach religion, he added.
It is "telling witness" that reli-
gion is irrelevant to higher edu-
cation, Prof. Kauper declared.
While the University teaches
several courses in the philosophy
of religion and also in eastern
religions, itChas no courses whose
specific aim is to explain the be-
liefs and practices of western
civilization's major religions.
A second in a series of talks on
"Religion and The State Univer-
sity," Prof. Kauper concentrated
on the area of "Law and Public
Prof. Kauper termed the "real
question" as whether religion de-
serves treatment in courses with
a primary religious orientation.
He pointed out that the Supreme
Court has ruled the Constitution
does not require the state to be
hostile or even indifferent to reli-
Can't Seek Converts
But to win religiousconverts and
seek commitment is, Prof. Kauper
emphasized, outside the function
of the university and does violate
the separation of church and
"Bible-reading in public schools
has frequently been challenged on
the ground that this is a form of
forbidden sectarian instruction,"
Prof. Kauper explained comment-
ing on the proposed state con-
stitutional amendment requiring
Bible reading in public schools.
"The majority of (past state
court) decisions, including some
decided at a relatively early date,
have held that Bible-reading is
not constitutionally objectionable,
particularly if objecting or dis-
senting students are excused from
participation," he added.
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EAST LANSING VP) - Michi-
gan State University took a major
step today toward eventual es-
tablishment of a four-year branch
college at Grand Rapids.
The State Board of Agriculture
MSU governing body, approved
the. future use of the 100-acre
Graham Experiment Station, jus
west of Grand Rapids, as a site
for a branch college.
The resolution was made by G
Donald Stevens, board membe
from Grand Rapids, and seconde
by Jan B. Vanderploeg, board
member from Muskegon.
The action followed a dnne
meeting at which 'the board hearc
from a group of about 30,dole=
gates from western Michigan h
appeared to urge the establish-
ment of a branch college on the
The resolution specified thai
the site would be utilized for. a
branch college if the people o:
the area showed a desire to sup-
port such an institution and -
the legislature would make moe
available to support it.
"We're ready to move as s01
as we have the financing," sai
John A. Hannah, MSU president
adding, "but it's all contingen
on the willingness of the Legisa.
ture to finance it."
Hannah told the group appear
ing to urge establishment of thi
college that they would have V
do a selling job to promote it.
"You'll have to organize anc
go out and develop support fo:
it," he said. "You'll also have tV
do the selling job on the Legisla
The previous pattern in the de
velopment of branch colleges i
Michigan, he said, has been to
the site to be donated and fbr a
grant to be given to help suppor
Harold W. Rockwell, Gran
Rapids businessman, was spokes
man for the group appearing be
fore the board.
"The philosophy and educa
tional ideals of Michigan State ti
in with our needs," he said
"What we need is strong pro
grams in home economics, agr
culture, engineering and teache
Twelve people took out petitior
yesterday for positions on Unio
board of directors,,senior class o1
ficers, and Board-in-Control C
Taking out petitions for t
four Union director-at-large p
sitions were Peter VanHaften, '5
Les Benet, '59, Bill Raisch, '5
and John Moore, Grad.
In addition to these posts, or
director will be elected fro3
among the students in the La
School and one from the medic
and dental schools.
Lou Susman, '58, is petitionir
for president of the literary Co
lege senior class and James
Smith, '58, and Gil Bergen, 5
plan to run for vice president. Tl
College of Business has Ben Negi
'58BAd, and Bert Getz, '58BA
running for office. Petitioning fV
engineering college positions a
Robert Stahl, '58E ad Hank Li
Brun, '58E. Positions are also ope
for education school class offlcer
but none have been taken out:
Karl Sniderman,. '61, was ti
only man to take out a petitU
for Board-in-Control of Interc
legiate Athletics. This position
open only to sophomore men.
r~ rm, 9it nn are Men On l 1
OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS:
International Students Meet, Sightsee in Lansing
By THOMAS TURNER
Special to The Daily
Approximately 1400 international students gathered yesterday
in Lansing's Civic Center yesterday, meeting to "strengthen the
tentacles of society around the world," as Lansing's mayor Ralph
Crego put it.
The occasion was International Student Day, and 92 "countries"
were represented, ranging from Canada to the Portugese enclave of
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