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SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 1958 NIGHT EDITOR: THOMAS TURNER
Open Organized Rush,
New Committee Overdue
To The Editor
Housing History. .
To the Editor:
DEAN BACON has written to this column concerning the history of
the University of Michigan housing and Mrs. Hillary (Rarden)
Bissell's residence therein. We are all happy to receive this added
information on early housing history. However, it strikes me as being
in the "so-what" category!
I am sure that the Dean of Women knows that Mrs. Hillary Bissell
is not Negro herself, but the Dean's statements imply that she does
not know this fact for she says
. .. Mrs. Bissell's first Michigan
residence was in that 'new dorm.'
Another Negro woman student in
Mosher-Jordan ..,"'Clarification OFFICIAL
However, I suppose the Dean of
Women is saying-by implication, BULLETIN
of course - that Mrs. Bissell's_ _ _ _ _
statement, as written in The Daily
(and therefore, implicating it), is (Continued from Page 2)
not quite accurate. The question
remains, is the essence of Mrs. len Lewis, Sheila McKenzie, Elnore
.aeCrampton, George Papich, Cynthia
Bissell's statements true, signifi- Kren, Millard Cates, Theodore John-
cant and accurate? son, Harry Dunscombe and Sherman,
The fact that only one Negro Van Soikema. Open to the public.
woman lived in the dorm on the
hill, and that she wasdarparticular student Recital: Eunee Wu, pianist,
Negro woman (the niece of the will be heard in a recital at 4:15 p.m.
manager for Joe Louis) is signifi- Sun., April 27, in Aud. A, Angell Hall,
performing works by Bach, Schubert,
cant. And it seems that Dean Ba- Prokofieff and Chopin. Her recital is
con is substantiating Mrs. Bissell's in partial fulfillment of the require-
statement that Negro women lived ments for the degree of Bachelor of
"down by the railroad tracks" in a Music. Open to the generaltpublic. Miss
separate "dormitory." Whether the usa pioHe ts
dormitory was an actual, dormitory N tie
or a "League House" is ,of little Academicotices
signicance .iiuvner iuatoni StdnechnrnMsi:Alsu
HE ORGANIZED open rushing period to-
morrow and Tuesday and the organization
of a rushing study committee by the Interfra-
ternity Council are long overdue steps toward
setting up a practical, fair rushing program. As
rushing has been conducted up until now, it
has been loaded in favor of large houses and
houses with well known reputations who draw
more men during, formal rush. As the size of
the system has increased it has become more
difficult for small houses to get their share of
One answer to this inequality during formal
rushing could be found in the effective use of
the open rushing period. As open rush has stood
up to now, a house can invite any man it wishes
to dinner, or a smoker. Any man, in turn, may
ask to see a house. In practice, few men or
houses use open rush to any degree. Apparently,
few men desire to call up a fraternity and ask
themselves over for dinner, and fraternities are
limited by the number of men they know. In
addition, most fraternties want to make the
best possible first impression on rushees. This
means they want to have their house in perfect
condition whenever men come through-apd it
is a big job to keep a house in rushing condition
even for the three weeks of formal rush.
HE ORGANIZED open rush this week is one
way to conteract this tendency to alleviate
this problem. The project consists of having
interested houses hold open houses. Anyone can
come to these with out signing up anywhere.
They will be relaxed informal affairs and there
will be none of the- intense pressure on the
rushees found during formal rush. Since the
large houses have filled their quotas, the smaller
fraternities will be the ones primarily interested
in holding open houses.
The rushing study committee could also be
beneficial to the fraternity system by bringing,
for the first time,-concentrated attention to the
problem of getting men to go through more
houses. This committee could investigate the
rushing systems used by other fraternity coun-
cils, and could gather the opinions of people
not directly part of the University's system. By
being a small group and not bothered by other
problems they could make an intensive, worth-
while study of this critical area.
These two steps are a long overdue venture
Into, an area vital to the continuance of the
fraternity system but sincere and whole-hearted
support from all fraternities will be necessary
for then to do any good. Rushing and its
associated problems have not been given suf-
ficient attention by the fraternity system until
now; if these two plans are not successful, there
may not be time to solve them by some future
ax u ad at Ike's oo
By DREW PEARSON
IHC Expanding Services
DURING THE PAST YEAR the student gov-
ernments of the Residence Hall System
have taken increasing interest in the social-
cultural responsibilities of the System. This has
been manifested in various programs and pro-
jects, ranging from attempts to give the stu-
dents' views on intergration to the Board of
Governors of Residence Halls, asking that group
for permission to hold more "open - open
houses," to increasing the facilities, of WCBN.
In some of these areas, the various student
government groups have not been particularly
successful. Bob Ashton, in his speech accepting
the presidency of Inter-House Council told the
delegates that one of the areas in which that
body must concentrate is the area of becoming
genuinely representative of residents' opinion.
Another area in which student government in
the Residence Halls has not been entirely suc-
cessful is WCBN. Although the station has in-
creased its facilities, it is financially and struc-
Part of the problem is that officials of the
network are removed from office so fast that
no pool of experience is built up. A possible
solution to this problem would be to place the
officers in their jobs for specific tenures.
"HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN areas of
marked success. The lecture series which is
being sponsored by East Quad is an outstanding
example of what Residence Hall student gov-
ernment can do. These lectures have been
extremely good, and they have been well at-
tended. West Quad's series of art exhibits (there
is a new one starting today) are also a step in
the right direction. Likewise, South Quad's
Musicale Series was worthwhile.
Perhaps it is in the area of these "extras"
that the solution to a large part of the Resi-
dence Hall problem lies. The IHC is currently
"negotiating" with the administration to allow
the houses to bring in faculty guests without
cost to the house which operates on a very
limited budget. If the administration is in-
terested in fostering this good work being
carried out by the residents themselves, they
might cooperate with them in situations like
W'ASHINGTON - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower's eco-
nomic advisers are clamoring out-
side his door for a chance to pre-
sent their final arguments over
a tax cut, which would affect the
pocketbooks of most Americans.
Those opposed to a tax reduc-
tion have an important strategic
advantage. Sherman Adams, who
decides who shall see the Presi-
dent, is on their side.
Aniy subordinate who wishes an
appointment with Ike must tell
Adams what he would like to dis-
cuss. Then the efficient, sometimes
brittle, little assistant president
decides whether to admit him.
The only cabinet officers who
can walk into Ike's office without
clearing with Adams are Secretary
of State John Foster Dulles and
Secretary of the Treasury Robert
Anderson. Even Secretary of De-
fense Neil McElroy must check in
with Adams, except on emergency
UNHAPPILY for the cut-taxes-
now group, Anderson happens to
be the strongest opponent of a tax
reduction. In the few months he
has run the Treasury Department,
he has won the President's com-
plete confidence. In fact, Ike has
spoken of him privately as presi-
Anderson's tax views are sup-
ported by a powerful phalanx in-
side the Administration-Director
of the Budget Maurice Stans, Sec-
retary of Commerce Sinclair
Weeks, Reserve Board Chairman
McChesney Martin, and former
Secretary of the Treasury George
Humphrey who still slips in to see
the President from time to time.
On the other side, Chairman
Raymond Saulnier of the Council
of Economic Advisers has warned
the President that the recession
will drag out for several months
and may even get worse. If the
economic indicators continue to
point down, he recommends a mass
tax cut to give the consumers more
purchasing power. If the recession
continues at the present level, he
favors tax relief for businessmen
to stimulate business activity.
Saulnier's strongest support
comes from his predecessor, Ar-
thur Bumns, who like Humphrey
has access to the President's ear.
Burns was the driving influence
behind the recent Rockefeller Re-
port urging a tax cut to remedy
. . C
SEVERAL other powerful groups
have joined in this recommenda-
tion, including such divergent or-
ganizations as the National Asso-
ciation of Manufacturers and the
Secretary Anderson has pretty
much persuaded President Eisen-
hower that a tax slash would com-
pel him to run the government
deep in the red for the remainder
of his term.
A big federal deficit, Anderson
warded, would only lead to worse
inflation in the future.
In his private talks with the
President, Anderson has also sug-
gested modestly that he may be
able to persuade his fellow Texans,
Senate Leader Lyndon Johnson
and Speaker Sam Rayburn, to
prevent Congress from going on a
tax-cutting spree. The treasury
secretary has considerable influ-
ence with the two Democratic
leaders and frequently slips up to
capitol hill to confer with them.
Fortunately neither President
Eisenhower nor Emperor Haile
Selassie of Ethiopia was in it, but
one of the presidential Columbine
planes crashed over the African
desert under circumstances which
have remained a carefully guarded
* * o C
A TOTAL of 10 Columbine-type
planes has been built, and one of
them was sold to Emperor Haile
Selassie. While being delivered to
Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia,
the Columbine developed engine
trouble. One engine caught fire
and dropped. Then a second engine
caught fire and tore loose. At this
point the Columbine was aflame
and the TWA crew aboard at-
tempted an emergency landing.
Through an amazing combina-
tion of dexterity and luck, the en-
tire crew escaped, though the plane
exploded. This is the only case
known to CAA authorities where a
four-engine transport plane had
two engines catch on fire yet all
personnel were saved. TWA oper-
ates the local Ethiopian Airways.
Since considerable publicity had
been given to the fact that the
Emperor was buying one of the
presidential planes, his government
finally madea discreet announce-
ment that the new Columbine was
not being used because of "engine
trouble." The announcement was
something of an understatement.
The Columbine was lying on the
African desert, a complete wreck
--but it did suffer engine trouble.
It may not disturb the jukebox
generation, but the electronic age
has overtaken the ancient art of
bell-ringing. It has produced a
crisis among the proud carillon-
neurs who for centuries have
tolled the bells of Europe's famed
The innovation that has the
bell-ringers in a dither is an
American-made electronic caril-
lon which peals out melodic
chimes from the Vatican pavilion
at the Brussels World's Fair.
Viewing this as a threat to their
centuries-old profession, Euro-
pean carillonneurs are angrily
signing pledges "never to play, no
matter under what conditions, an
(Copyright 1958 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
ichicomment on Miehigras
FRIDAY AFTERNOON pointed out the same
problems which have appeared over and
over again wherever- there is a parade. The
Michigras parade, although it was fairly good
was ruined because of carelessness in planning.
After the parade had started and the first few
units had gone past the reviewing stand at the
Michigan Union, spectators began to wonder
whether the parade had come to an end.
The lag between units was altogether too
long. The parade simply did not move. This
problem could have been avoided. The planners
of a parade must know not only how many
units are participating, but also how long it
takes for one group to move a specified dis-
tance. After these figures have been computed,
the planners must figure out spacing of the
units. Then, the parade would begin to take
shape. It is also necessary that all units pause
for the same length of time in front of the
reviewing stand, rather than have bands walk
right past without stopping and floats stopping
for from one to two minutes. Obviously there
will be a terrific lag in the parade unless mat-
ters like this are thought through ahead of
time. 4f the planners wanted to string out the
event, they could have had more units, instead
of causing an irritating lapse between the units
ANOTHER PROBLEM was the spectator
situation. At the commencement of the
parade, everyone was lined up on the curb as
they were requested to do. However, at the mid-
point of the parade, people began pushing out
into the street so that there was very little
room for the units to pass. The situation in
front of the Union was so poor, that a mounted
patrolman moved in to push the crowd back to
the sidewalk. The mob was, however not to be
swayed, so ignoring the officer, they stayed
where they were.
When the policeman continued to try to move
back the people, his horse became frightened
and moved into the crowd almost injuring a
young girl who had had to get out into the
middle of the street in order to see, because the
inconsiderate students could not stay where
they were. Possibly it was the lapse of time
when nothing was happening that caused the
crowd to become listless and move into the
street to see if anything else was coming. At any
rate, the members of the Michigras committee
charged with holding the crowd in check,.
might have exercised their authority and not
disappeared after the parade was underway.
of the committee did try somewhat feebly to do
It was these things that tended to ruin what
otherwise could have been a good effort. One
other suggestion that might be made for the
future is a better use of the public address
system at the reviewing stand. The visiting
dignitaries who were the judges were not even
announced to the crowd. And it might have
helped somewhat if the PA had explained some
of the floats to the spectators.
If these problems and suggestions. were con-
sidered for future parades, an immediate im-
provement might be seen.
significance. Either situation is
extremely poor whether practiced
then or now.
-Jim Hamilton, Grad.
To the Editor:
JAMES SEDER'S editorial on
"Intergration - The House
Plan" reminded me very much of
numerous articles that I have seen
in small middle - of - the - road
Southern newspapers. "Makehaste
slowly" they say. There is perhaps
some justification for this sort of
attitude in the deep South where
haste is often followed by violence.
But in this case I'm afraid his
arguments are more rationaliza-
tions than anything else.
First of all, the creation of "an
atmosphere conducive to academic
achievement" has no relationship
whatsoever to the integration
problem as it exists. To provide the
needed link in this reasoning one
must fallaciously assume that dif-
ferences in personality are in-
herently associated with color and
religion. At Owen Cooperative
House integration is as much ac-
cepted as three meals a day.
Roommate assignment is the re-
sult of an informal process of "na-
tural selection." And Owen House
finished the fall semester with a
3.09 grade point average to take
top honors in scholastic achieve-
Mr. Seder seems to feel that the
BOard of Governors should ap-
proach the situation cautiously
and slowly so as to assure that
the action eventually taken will
be "successful." Since when do we
condone a "wrong" simply because
the "right" may not turn out with
perfect success. Even given proof
that integration is completely un-
successful, this sort of approach
is ethically unsound.
And with regard to his state-
ment concerning "some people"
who "might not be ready," I
would like to inquire as to what
methods should be used to pre-
pare their delicate young minds
for living with reality.
Bob Farmer, Grad.
Michimess .. .
To the Editor:
YESTERDAY, after several years
at Michigan we saw or at any
rate planned to see the Michigras
Parade. Following the Central
Committee's press release direc-
tions as to route of parade, we
waited at Packard and State. And
we waited and waited and waited.
Finally the police told us that the
route had been changed at the last
minute and would not be coming
Normally we would have walked
to the Union, but we have a
pharmacy to operate. Our phar-
macy is just one of the several
merchants in the State-Packard
area who donated generously to
the Michigras prize committee.
But we were riot the people who
lost. As much as the parade is for
the university community, who
enjoys a parade more than the
children? The same children that
the Central Committee invited to
Yost Field House, by their last
minute decision to make Friday
children's day at Michigras, were
unable to see the parade because,
unknowingly, their parents told
them that they could not leave the
With this bit of clever planning
scored up for the 1958 Michigras,
Campus leaders had enough nerve
to suggest an annual celebration.
It is our suggestion that the Cen-
tral Committee learn how to man-
age this situation biannually rather
than botch a great thing like
Michigras on an annual basis.
-Alvin C. Klein
Adelburt C. Tickner
Omen . .
To the Editor:
Student Teaching in Musi: Al stu-
dents who expect to register for stu-
dent teaching in music next year (eith-
er first or second semester) must sub-
mit an application on or before Mon.
May 5. Majors in music education may
obtain forms from their advisors; oth.
ers may obtain them at 107 School of
Anatomy Seminar: Dr. Robert L.
Hunter on "Information Gained from
the Application of Histochemical En-
zyme Methods to Proteins Separated by
Starch Gel Electrophoesis" Mon., April
28, 3:00 p.m., Room 2501 E. Med. Bldg.
Coffee will be; served one half hour
before each seminar in Room 3502 .
Instrumentation Engineering Semi-
nar: "Prediction and Filtering for Ran-
dom Parameter Systems," by Dr. F. J.
Beutler of the Aeronautical Engrg
Dept. Tues, April 29 4:00 p.m., Rm.
1508 E. Enggr. Bldg.
Doctoral Examination for Victor Har-
old Vroom, Psychology; thesis: "Some
Personality Determinants of the Ef-
fects of Participation," Mon., April 28,
7611 Haven Hall, at 3:00 0 .m. Chairman
F. C. Mann.
Doctoral Examination for David Faig-
enbaum, Education; thesis: "Analysis
of Evaluative Teacher Comments as a
Basis for Referral to a School Mentl
Health Clinic," Tues., April 29, E. Coun-
cil Rm., Rackham Bldg., at 4:00 p.m.
Chairman, H. C. Koch.
Doctoral Examination for John Clin-
ton Bowen, Economics; thesis: "Some
Aspects of Transfer Taxation In the
United States," Tues., April 2, 205
Econ. Bldg., 10:00 a.m. Chairman, R. A.
Beginning with Mop., April 28, the
following schools will have representa-
'tives at the Bureau of Appointments
to interview for the 1958-1959 school
Mon., April 28
Saline, Mich.-Elementary; Guidance
Van Dyke, Mich.-Elementary.
Tues., April 29
Charlotte, Mich. -JHS Math; Eng;
Gen. shop; HS Eng; Chem/Biol; His-
tory; General Business/Bookkeeping;
Girls Phys. Edu; Elem; Speech Corr;
Farmington, Mich.-Driver Ed; HS
Ind. Arts; Math; Science; Homemaking;
JHS Foreign Lang; Eng/Libr; Elem;
Special Edu (Type A); Art Consultant;
Elementary Phys. Edu; Speech Correc-
tion; Elem. Libr.
Sylvania, Ohio-Special Edu; Elemen-
tary; HS & Elem. Vocal Mus; Art
Wayne, Mich. -Elementary; Speech
Corr; HS Math Science; English.
Willoughby, Ohio-Elementary; JHS
Id, Arts; Math; HS Math; Girls Phys,
Wed, April 30
Battle Creek, Mich. (Lakeview)-Ele.
mentary; JHS SS/Eng; Math; Science;
SS/Foreign Lang.; HS Chem/Math
Biol/SS/Math; Eng; Comm (Shorthand/
Hudson, Mich.-Math; Commercial;
English; SS; Science (Biol/Chem/Phy-
New Baltimore, Mich. (Anchor Bay
Schools) - Elementary; Comm; Ind.
Arts; Math/Science; English; SS; Home
Ec; Vocal Mus; Coaching plus other
Wayne County, Mich.-Special Edu-
cation (all phases).
Thurs., May 1
Coldwater, Mich.-Girls Physical Edu-
cation: English (8th); Librarian (9-12).
Fowlerville, Mich.--8th gr. English;
Eng. Lit.; Eng/Hist; Elementary.
Kingston, Mich.-Physical Sci/Math;
Speech/Eng; Ind. Arts/P.E.
Lake Odessa, Mich.- Chem/Physics;
Vermontville, Mich - Elementary
Commercial; Homemaking; Science;
English; Social 'Studies; Basketbal/
For any additional information and
appointments contact the Bureau of
Appointments, 3528 Admin. Bldg., NOr-
mandy 3-1511, Ext. 489.
City of Brookfield, Waukesha Coun-
ty, Wis. in the Milwaukee mnetropoli-
tan area is looking for a city engineer
who is a graduate civil engineer regis-
tered or eligible for immediate regis-
tration as a professional engineer in
City of Sturgis, Sturgis, Mich. has
the position of Head Librarian vacant
Delavan Manufacturing Co., West Des
Moines, Iowa has an opening for a sales
engineer. Must have experience.
The City of New York is accepting
applications at the present time for
the following positions: Assistant Ar-
chitect, Assistant Civil Engineer, As-
sistant Signal Circuit Engineer, Blue-
printer, Burroughs No. 7200 Operator,
Civil Engineering Draftsman, Dental
Hygienist, Electrical E n g i n e e r i n g
Draftsman, Engineering Aide, Hous-
ing Supply Man, Junior Civil Engineer,
INTERPRETING THE NEWS:
Soviet Charges Look to Summit
* -r . r-r - rhilnan New Books at the Library
PETER ECKSTEIN, Editor
JAMES ELSMAN, JR. VERNON NAHRGANG
Editorial Director City Editor
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WILLIAM RANEY....................,Features Editor
ROSE PERLBERG .................... Activities Editor
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Milne, Lorus and Margery-Paths Across the
Earth; N.Y., Harper, 1958.
Traver, Robert-Anatomy of a Murder; N.Y.,
St. Martin's Press, 1958.
Asimov, Isaac-Only a Trillion; N.Y., Abe-
Brier, Howard M.-Sawdust Empire; N.Y.,
Dermout, Maria-The Ten Thousand Things;
N.Y., Simon and Schuster, 1958.
Feuchtwanger, Leon-Jephta and His Daugh-
ter; N.Y., Putnam's, 1957.
By WILLIAM L. RYAN
Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
SOVIET propagandists have a
knack for making the best of
The ruckus kicked up by the
Kremlin over alleged American
flights of planes with nuclear
weapons toward Soviet frontiers
is a case in point.
The Russians appear to want a
summit meeting badly. Just as
ardently they seem to want that
summit meeting to avoid discuss-
ing any of the issues which the
West believes contribute in large
measure toward international ten-
Too much peace might be bad
for Khrushchev at this particular
time. It could lead to all sorts of
internal pressures, not the least
of which would be pressure for re-
laxation of the Soviet concentra-
tion on building world power po-
tential through heavy industrial
might. That is one side of the in-
the people of the Sov
and the satellites.
Khrushchev is in an
position because he seer
more peace and to be
afford it. If he is to ma
programs work he will n
What is Tr
IN THE EDUCATIONA
Byron S. Hollinshea
president of Coe Colleg
Rapids, Iowa, writes wl
tually an educationistj
"One can be lost in adm
hard work and high star
without believing thata
ing and a heavy empha
preparation for solvin
Science and math? "V
everybody pursue algeb
and chemistry? Must
play the piano, or play
iet Union the vast pool of manpower and
resources now tied up in a gigan-
awkward tic military establishment.
ms to need But at the same time, Khrush-
unable to chev appears to need external
ke his new tension as an excuse to keep the
eed to tap consumer public in the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics and the
satellites from clamoring for a
" t : better share of the Communist
!L Record, What Khrushchev appears to
d, onetime want, ultimately, is controlled
e of Cedar tension - that is, tension which
hat is vir- does not entail the risk of a ma-
manifesto: jor explosion.
iration for While he is wrestling with in-
ndards., ternal contradictions, Khrushchev
rote learn- has no intention of surrendering
sis on past any of. the diplomatic gains he
the best has rolled up. Thus,,a stray acci-
g modern dent in the United States with an
A-bomb plane and a few imagina-
Vhy should tive reports on how the United
ra, physics States might react to the threat
everyone of a missile attack were seized
y football? upon avidly by the Soviet propa-