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Anti-Prejudice Clause Veto By Ruthven Rapped

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Anti-Prejudice Clause Veto By Ruthven Rapped

Action taken by President Alexander G. Ruthven in vetoing a proposed anti-discrimination regulation designed to govern campus fraternities has drawn sharp protest from two student groups.

A resolution was adopted by the Student Legislature cabinet urging that the proposed regulation be resubmitted to incoming president Dr. Harlan H. Hatcher in September.

The SL cabinet went on record that it ‘‘strongly disapproves of the president’s action and the grounds on which it was made."

The Michigan Daily, student newspaper, printed a front-page editorial criticizing Dr. Ruthven’s veto as “a backward step in University policy.”

The vetoed proposal, which had been approved by the Student Affairs Committee, would have made fraternities clear their constitutions of ‘‘discriminatory clauses" by October, 1956, or face loss of University recognition.