Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1958
Laing, Explains Vote
in Canadian Election
By SUSAN ROLTZER
The landslide, victory that gave
Canada an overwhelmingly Con-
servative government was caused
by the general wish to give Prime
Minister John Diefenbaker a
chance to form a really stable
This, according to Prof. Lionel
Laing of the political science de-
partment, was the reason for the
tremendous vote of confidence
awarded the conservatives this
Last June, Prof. Laing ex-
plained, after 22 years of Liberal
rule, Canadian voters announced
it was "time for a change," elect-
ing the Conservatives by a small
plurality. When Parliament met,
however, Diefenbaker did not even
have a majority.
After eight or nine months of
this, Prof. Laing said, Diefenbaker,
feeling the situation was too dif-
ficult, decided to dissolve Parlia-
ment and try once more for a ma-
"I don't think this is a parti-
cularly good thing for the coun-
try," Prof. Laing said. "A strong.
opposition keeps a government on
its toes; without it, they can be
indifferent. It would have been
better to have had, a safe ma-
jority, but not the lp-sided vote
"Besides," he added, "the elec-
tion resulted in the defeat of some
of the ablest critics of the Con-
As for defeated candidate Les-
ter Pearson, Prof. Laing said his
party's defeat at the polls the
first time he led them is a seri-
ous blow to his prestige, of course.
"However, this sort of thing is
.ot his special forte," he said of
the former foreign minister and
Nobel Peace Prize winner. "Pear-
son is an international negotia-
tor and a diplomat, rather than a
Cites Main Issue
Main issue during the campaign,
Prof. Laing said, was unemploy-
ment and the depression in Can-
ada. Diefenbaker, he explained,
was able to convince the voters
the Conservatives were not re-
sponsible for Canada's economic
difficulties, since they were only
in power for a short time.,
He said the split occurred basic-
ally in how to deal with the de-
pression. The Liberal Party advo-
cated tax cuts to get money back
into circulation, while the Con-
servatives favored public works
But "one of the most surpris-
ing things," Prof. Laing said, was
the voting in Quebec. In this tra-
ditional Liberal stronghold, he felt
the French voters were simply
aware Diefenbaker would win and
wanted to get on the bandwagon.
To Rebel Cause
HAVANA (A) - The outlawed
Communist party yesterday called
for a broad democratic coalition
government and pledged support
for a rebel general strike to over-
throw President Fulgencio Batista.
The Communist party is be-
lieved to have 8,000 members and
about 12,000 sympathizers in Cuba.
There was no immediate indica-
tion of rebel leader Fidel Castro's
reaction to the Communist mani-
President Calls Atoir
* Reds Score
Ike Stays Opti
NEW SGC OFFICERS-Student Government Council elected new officers last night: (left to right)
Mort Wise, treasurer; Dan Belin, executive vice-president; Maynard Goldman, president; and Jo
Hardee, administrative vice-president.
Although admitting "maybe
this is crazy," Prof. Boulding said
"I want to stress my repentance.
All I know is that my government
is poisoning the world and plan-
ning its destruction, and of this
I am bitterly and desperately,
He went on to say that this is
a matter of attitude rather than
a case of "finding an answer.'
Earlier, Prof. Boulding had
warned against the danger of set-
ting an atomic bomb off by ac-
cident, saying the speed with
which everything will happen'
means "a colonel in Texas holds
the fate of the world in his hands.
"There wouldn't even be time.
to contact the president," he said.
"He'd probably be out playing
While Prof. Boulding's idea re-
ceived unanimous approval, the
group firmly rejected a proposal
by William Levant, Torre Bissell,
and Martin David, to circulate a
petition urging stoppage of atom-
ic weapons testing.
Levant said the petition idea
had "not been scrapped," but
ratesr "put in the freezer" until
after Spring vacation. He said
he hopes for more concrete action
Meanwhile Prof. Boulding, who
will patrol the 10-11 a.m. shift
today, emphasized the informal
nature of the vigil. "The one thing
I do not want is a crowd," he said.
The atomic powers are slow-
ly poisoning the earth and are,
preparing its destruction.
I do not consent to this pro-
tram. As a citizen of an atom-
By JOAN KAATZ
Joint Judiciary Council, in a
report to Student Government
Council last night, nullified one
Union Board of Student Directors
election, upheld the appeal for
two recounts in the literary col-
lege senior class election and de-
nied an appeal requesting investi-
gation of SGC elections.
The appeal of Arthur Wible, '59,
requesting a recount of the bal-
lots cast in the election of the
president of the literary college
senior class was granted.
A similar appeal by James H.
Wells, '59, requesting a recount of
the literary college senior class
treasurer ballots was also granted.
Stephen H. Bailie, '60, appealed
requesting Joint Judiciary Coun-
cil to inspect ballots cast in the
SGC election was denied.
Acting on the appeal of Michael
Camras, '59BAd., Joint Judiciary
nullified the election of Sidney
Jackson, '60, to the Union. Board
of Directors, i.e., "campaign lit-
erature may not be placed on
trees . . . on or off campus."
Procedure for the replacement'
of Jackson has not been estab-
lished, according to Barry Sha-
piro; '58, Union president.
The date for the recount of the
literary college senior class offi-
cers ballots has not been decided
yet. SGC will conduct the . re-
count, Maynard Goldman, '59,
president, said last night.
During Count Night last week
several of Wible's ballots were in-
validated by members of the Joint
The decision to declare Jack-
son's election null and void was
reached after Joint Judiciary
Council investigated his campaign
An unidentified man was accused
of being a peeping tom and arrest-
ed last night near the Alpha Epsi-
lon Phi sorority house,
Another unknown man escaped
police last night in'the vicinity of
the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house.
A resident of the house telephoned
police when she saw a man's face
peering in the window. Officers
were unable to apprehend the
Similar incidents have been re-
ported during - the past week.
Earlier a man was discovered in-
side the AEPhI house. He escaped
before his identity could be
The individual arrested last
night has not been identified as
yet but police said he was not a
Mary Tower, '59, was elected
president of Panhellenic Associa-
tion, it was announced yesterday.
She ran unopposed.,
Other executive officers and
committee chairmen will be
named on League Night, April 14.
In her platform, Miss Tower
emphasized two areas. "Panhel
should continue to participate in
community and campus affairs,"
she emphasized, "and especially
with Inter-Fraternity Council in
the planning of Greek Week."
Miss Tower said that Panhel
hopes to have a major service
project such as last year's
fruit cake sale with the Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
"I'd like to expand the respon-
sibilities and duties of the offices.
In the secretariat we hope to de-
velop more fully the tryout pro-
gram, and all areas should be
clarified and expanded," she said.
As president of Panhel, Miss
Tower is an ex officio member of
Studet Government Council, and
will head Panhel Executive Coun-
cil and the Board of Delegates.
By JOHN WEICHER
Student Government Council last night elected Maynard Gold-
man, '59, president by acclamation.
The Council also chose Dan Belin, '59, executive vice-president;
Jo Hardee, '60, administrative vice-president; and Mort Wise, '59,
The Council also rejected a recommendation from Student Book
Exchange that it be permitted to purchase textbooks from students
and hold them for resale, to avoid the problem of students being un-
willing to hold books over the summer and bring them to SBX in
'More Positive Force
Goldman said he hoped to make SGC a "more positive force"
on the campus, e told the Council "the continuance of responsible
student government at the Uni- '
versity rests in your hands."
Belin defeated former SGC
Treasurer Scott Chrysler, '59BAd,
for the executive vice-presidency.
Belin called for doing more with
the Council's National Students
Association membership, and
strengthening the administrative
Miss Hardee also discussed the
administrative wing, urging an in-
tensive re-evaluation of both
structure and attitudes of the
wing. She defeated Chrysler, who
then declined to run against Wise
for the treasurership. Wise was
named by acclamation.
The SBX report proposed a
maximum of $2,000 be spent on
books each year, with a maximum
of $80 on any one title. The rec-
ommendation was "subject to the,
approval of the Board of Re-
Chrysler, who moved to delete
the recommendations, said the fi
nancial committee had not given
approval because of a Regents'
policy statement opposing cooper-
ative mercantile organizations in
He also pointed out the $2,000
would be 20 per cent of SGC's an-
Daily Editor Peter Eckstein, '58,
said that a 25 year old policy state-
ment should not block an SGC re-
quest to the Regents.
The Council also voted to dele-
gate the administrative duties of
the M-Handbook to the Union,"
and approved a list of committees
to be chosen by the recently-es-
tablished Interviewing and Nom-
inating Committee. These groups
were formerly chosen directly by
City To .Fill
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WASHINGTON (A') - Sen. Pat
McNamara (D-Mich.) said yester-
day Detroit newspapers "have
made a mockery of freedom of the
press" and charged they have
launched an attack upon him
because of his resignation from
the Senate Rackets Committee.
Sen. McNamara denounced the
city's three newspapers in a Sen-
ate speech that called their criti-
cism of him "one of the most
shocking exhibitions of news dis-
tortion in a long history of such}
practices by the Detroit news-
"To them, it is a license per-
mitting freedom to distort, free-
dom to malign, freedom to lie and
freedom to slander.
By doing so, they are jeopardiz-
ing the true meaning of the con-
Sen. McNamara, a former De-
troit labor leader, resigned Monday
from the Rackets Committee head-
ed by Sen. J. L. McClellan (D-
Ark.). He said he had more im-
portant Senate business to attend
Sheriff Robert E. A. Lillie has
requested the resignation of Capt.
George Petersen a department
spokesman said last night.
Petersen announced intentions
to seek Republican nomination for
sheriff in the August 5 primary
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WASHINGT N (A)4-"Preside
Dwight D. Eisenhower hung
"gimmick" label yesterday on Ru
sia's announced halting of nule
But he conceded his rejecticn
an advance United States counte
propaganda move might have b
Relaxed and in good humor, t
President told his news conferen
the Russian announcement of
nuclear tests ban "I think is $t
a side issue. I think it is a gimm(
and I don't think it is to be tak
He went on quickly to say thi
"This doesn't mean that we ..
should fall to seek some comro
ground where there is a beginn
made toward agreement in*whc
we can work better cooperatively
Nor, he said, has be abandon
hope that the Russians will;
sufficiently conciliatory tor pern
"a constructive summit meeting.
Secretary of State JohnP Foi
Dulles said Tuesday Russia ra
up something of a propagan
victory with the announced sto
png of nuclear tests.
As a follow-up, President Else
hower was asked if some of t
sting might not have been i
moved from the Soviet announ
ment if the administration h
announced ahead of ,time it h
considered suspending tests its
but rejected the idea as phony.
"It might have been a beti
propaganda move," President I
senhower replied. "But ewe look
the whole thing as a propagan
move and because of that reaso
thought that it would be better
say notling at the moment. I cot
have been mistaken. I don't a
that I wasn't."
Answering another inquiry, Pr
ident Eisenhower said he is; e
ing to Congress today a Pentag
reorganization plan to strength
the defense secretary's conta
over strategic planning.
He said it also would give t
secretary greater financial fle:
bility in meeting "the changes tk:
occur day by day in the wo
Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed
put an additional billion and
half dollars into "high prior
defense programs" during the o
The extra money, boosting
defense budget over the 40-bilU
mark for the 12 months 'start
July 1, would mean more hit
continental bombers, missile-fir
atomic submarines and an
panded space research progran
Asks Speedy Approval
President Eisenhower asked '
House .Appropriations Commit
for speedy approval of the ex
funds. Rep. George Mahon (
Tex.), chairman of the Defe
Appropriations subcommittee, a
his group will give the requ
At the Pentagon, meanwhile
was disclosed the Defense Dep
ment is planning to ask Congz
for an additinal 135% million d
lars for military construction
home and abroad. Officials a
details of this supplemental i
quest weret not ready yet.
The President's proposals
cluded 218 million more for
Army, mainly to speed up mis
nnoerms: 180 miin for
REPORT APRIL 15:
Committee To Study AAUP Report
By RICHARD TAUB
The local chapter of the Ameri-
can Association of University Pro-
fessors has established a committee
to study the recent AAUP report
on the summary suspensions of
three University faculty members
and the subsequent dismissal of
dismissals of Dr. Nickerson and
Dr. Davis, and the summary sus-
pensions of all three faculty mem-
bers, were inconsistent with the'
principles of academic freedom
The new committee of the Uni-
versity chapter will study the re-
S. Baker of the English depart-
ment, Prof. G. Ross, Prof. G. Peek
of the Political Science department
and Prof. Lagler.
After the summary suspensions
of the three men in 1954, Univer-
be reinstated and that Davis be
The only group to oppose Prof.
Nickerson's reinstatement was the
executive committee of the Medi-
The present report was compiled
by a special committee of the Na-
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