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Ministers Depart,
End Talks Coldly
Macmillan Warns Khrushchev
On Interference with Berlin Rights
KIEV, USSR (P)-Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Soviet
Premier Nikita Khrushchev wound up their talks yesterday in an
atmosphere, of bitter chill.
The British visitor warned Khrushchev of grave danger if anyone
interferes with the Western power's rights in Berlin.
"But Khrushchev is not budging an inch," a British spokesman
said, "and Macmillan is not budging an inch, either. Make of that
what you will.'4
Terms 'Dangerous Situation!
Before flying here for a visit to the Ukraine, Macmillan told
Khrushchev that interference without some alternative arrangements

Cables Cut;
U.S.' Boards
United States has sent a combat-
ant ship and war patrol planes to
investigate the severing of trans-
Atlantic cables in an area off
Newfoundland frequented by fish-
lng craft of many nations, includ-
ing Russia.
The Pentagon said the radar-
picket ship Roy D. Hale, placed
a party on board the Soviet trawl-
er Novorossirsk about noon yes-
terday when the Russian vessel
was about 120 miles northeast of
St. Johns, Newfoundland.
In announcing the boarding of
the Soviet trawler, the Pentagon
said that it was done "under
treaty provisions concerning pro-
tection of undersea cables."
There was no word as to what
the boarding party learned.
Before the announcement of the
boarding of the trawler, the Navy
had said in response to inquiries
that the Hale had been sent to,
the area and thati United States
planes from the Naval air station
at Argentia, Newfoundland, were
flying over the area.
Seven SGC
Posts Open
For Petitions

'would lead to a dangerous situa-
tion," the spokesman said.
Such alternative arrangements
supposedly, would meet the Soviet
threat to turn over to East Ger-
many the control of Allied lifelines
to isolated Berlin. These would
have to come through negotiations,
in Macmillan's view.
And Khrushchev in his speech to
a political rally in the Kremlin
Tuesday heaped ridicule on the
Western plan for negotiations at
the Foreign ministers' level. In
that speech Khrushchev warned
that any violations oi East Ger-
many's borders in a dispute over
Berlin would be considered an act
of aggres ion.
Hasn't 'Shut Door'
Despite the tenor of Khrush-
chev-s emarks, the spokesman in-
sisted ih reply to a reporter's ques-
tion that Macmillan does not be-
lieve tho Soviet Premier has shut
the door on a foreign ministers'
But the Kremlin speech, coming
at the height of the British visit,
so stung Macmillan that he
thought of breaking off further
talks and returning to London,
British sources reported.
In Washington, Secretary of
State John Foster Dulles conferred
at Walter Reed Army Hospital for
an hour or more yesterday with
three top State Department offi-
cials on the developing difficulties
with Russia over Berlin.
Hold Discussion
A State Department spokesman
said Dulles had a "general discus-
sion" with the officials.
Presumably the discussion cov-
ered the virtual breakdown of'
Macmillan's Moscow talks with
Khrushchev on the critical Berlin
Dulles requested the conference
which brought to his hospital room
Acting Secretary Christian Herter,
Deputy Under-Secretary Robert
Murphy and Assistant Secretary
Livingston T. Merchant. They are
the three department officials most
concerned with the Berlin problem.
Dulles arranged the conference
after the news broke that Mac-
millan and Khrushchev had come
to the end of their talks without
any agreement or more hopeful
approach toward a solution of the
East-West difficulties over Berlin.

A ccounting
PFlan Fails
ByA Vote-
LANSING () - For lack of a
single vote, a proposal requiring
state colleges and universities to
make a detailed accounting of in-
come and expenditures to the
legislature failed to clear the
House yesterday.
Backers, however, indicated
they would try for another vote,
possibly today.
Approved with three votes to
spare and sent to the Senate, was
a proposal to give Wayne State
University the samebconstitutional
status now enjoyed by the Univer-
sity and Michigan State Univer-
Lawmakers defeated an amend-
ment which would have required
Wayne to account to the legisla-
ture for its outgoing and incom-
ing revenues.
Rep. Joseph J. O'Connor (D-
Detroit) argued that "there's no
reason to discriminate against
Wayne if we aren't going to put
the same requirement on the oth-
er colleges."
Both propositions will go before
the voters April 6 as proposed
amendments to the Constitution
if they win a two-thirds vote in
both the House and Senate.
Rep. John J. Fitzpatrick (D-
Detroit), sponsor of the, resolution
to make universities accountable
for their expenditures, complained
the University and Michigan
State discourage legislators from
obtaining information on school
May Fire
Two Rockets
At Planets
A powerful Jupiter missile, the
key rocket in the upcoming
Army moon probe and two other
major United States space ven.
tures, thundered aloft here early
today on the start of a full-
range test flight.
WASHINGTON (N) -- An in-
formed source said yesterday the
United States may fire two space
probes at Venus next June, one
to orbit the planet and the other
to go on past it.
The launchings are said to have
been scheduled tentatively for
June 9 and June 12. The National
Aeronautics and Space Adminis-
tration would accomplish them
with Thor-Able and Atlas-Able
rocket combinations.
NASA representatives acknowl-
edged that Venus and Mars probes
are planned, but said no definite
dates have been set. They said
space programs are often subject'
to changes of schedule.






On Policy
The University administration
has not been contacted by the
Northwood-Terrace Tenant Asso-
ciation concerning requested
changes in termination of leases
and damage assessments, Business
Manager of Residence Halls and
University-operated apartments
Leonard Schaadt said yesterday.
Requesting the termination of
apartment leases on 30 days' notice
"if the tenant leaves school for
any reason" and inspection for
damages in the presence of the
tenant, a petition is currently be-
ing circulated among residents of
the Northwood and University
Terrace apartments.
Must Sign Year Lease
Under present policy, leases run
from August to August. If a stu-
dent graduates before his lease ex-
pires, he must find a subletter or
stand the -financial loss himself,
Robert Grace, Grad., explained.
Damage assessments are often
made by apartment managers
after the student has left the Uni-
versity. A bill is then sent to the
former tenant, if damages exceed
the $40 deposited when the lease
is taken.
Concerning his attitude toward
the organization itself, Schaadt
said work with student govern-
ment is "part of my responsibility."
He added that the Association Will
probably be useful in bringing stu-
dent views to the University.
Object To Subletting
The main objection to a change
in the termination of leases is the
uncertainty of finding subletters
during the summer. Although
there has been little trouble in the
past, 288 more University apart-
ments opening next summer will
add to the problem.
The new apartments, which will
be completely ready for occupancy
by next spring, now house 120
families who moved in this fall.
Two other units in the North-
wood project are full to capacity
with 100 families in one and 296
in the other.
If the university inaugurated
such a policy providing shorted
notice for termination of leases,
and losses resulted, the current
rent might have to be raised, he
Joint Inspection 'Inconvenient
Schaadt also explained that some
tenants "move out at midnight
and what have you," making joint
inspection inconvenient for apart-
ment managers.
He added that some restrictions
regarding such practice would have
to be effected.
Explaining that he would "cer-
tainly be glad to talk to the people
circulating the petition," he added
that the University has also been
working on the possibility of such
policy revisions.

Crisler Calls SGC Plan
To Revise Board Useless
Michigan Athletic Director H. 0. Fritz Crisler called Student
Government Council's recommendation to revise the Board in Control
of Intercollegiate Athletics "unnecessary" yesterday.
The proposal, passed at Wednesday's meeting of the Council,
recommended that the number of student representatives be increased
from two to three and that. they should be selected by University
President Harlan Hatcher rather

than being elected as they are
now in all-campus elections.
Would Change Nomination
Under the proposed plan, Pres-
ident Hatcher would select three
of six candidates recommended
to him by SGC. To be eligible for
an SGC recommendation, a stu-
dent would have to be nominated
by the Michigan Managers Asso-
ciation or file a petition signed by
at least 300 male students.
Crisler, chairman of the athletic
governing board, said, "The board
is functioning very satisfactorily
in its present condition and I see
no "'eason why there should be a
change in its organization.".
"However, it is not within the
board's jurisdiction to consider
proposed changes in the number
of its members or their method
of selection," he added.
Cites Jurisdiction
"The whole matter of represen-
tation and selection is written
into the Regents bylaws and any-
one wishing to make any changes
will have to take the matter up
with them."
The present board membership
consists of two students, three
alumni and seven faculty mem-
bers, plus Crisler and Michigan's
faculty representative Prof. Mar-
cus Plant of the law school.
Main reason given by the Coun-
cil for passing the recommenda-
tion was that in past years out-
standing athletes were always
elected to the Board and they felt
that a "broader student represen-
tation" was needed.
British Enact
Congress Ban
In Rhodesia
SALISBURY, Southern Rhodesia'
(JP)-White authorities threw up a
legal roadblock yesterday to bar
from this British territory the
nationalist unrest surging across
much of Africa.
Prime Minister Sir Edgar White-
head declared a state of emergency
and outlawed Rhodesian branches
of the African National Congress.
Police raiding squads rounded
up scores of congressional leaders
and other Negroes under a tactical
plan drawn up two months ago.
Whitehead announced in mid-
morning that police had arrested
between 250 and 500 persons in-
volved in what he called a vain
attempt to undermine the loyalty.
of the government's African' em-

Seven Student Government
Council 15ositions are now open for
petitioning, according to Mort
Wise, '59, executive vice-president
The Council has granted an ex-
tension of petitions until Monday
at 6 p.m. at their last night's meet-
One of the positions will be a
continuation of the term of Coun-
cil President Maynard Goldman,
'59, who is resigning Mar. 18. To
4- be filled by the candidate who
comes in seventh, the position will
be for one semester.
Sixteen students have taken
out petitions for SGC. The list of
candidates includes David Went-
worth, '62, Conrad Batchelder,
'60E, Wendy Harris, '60Ed., James
Damm, 161E; Lawrence King, '61E,
Harry Cummins, '61, and Bruce
Bowers, '60.
Candidates Petition
Kenneth Hudson, Spec., David
Partridge, '60BAd., John Feld-
kamp, '61, Morton Meltzar, '61,
Leonard Bloomfield, '59E, Michael
Fishman, '60, Howard Stein, '61,
Robert Garb, '62, and Phillip Zook,
'60, are also running.
Garb is the only candidate who
has filed a petition, Wise added.
Five petitions havebeen taken
out for the three available posi-
tions on the Board in Control of
Student Publications. Those seek-
ing positions are Alan Jones, '59,
Fred Steingold, '60L, Allan Still-
wagon, '59, Robert Goyer, '61, and
Lawrence Snider,.'61.
Take Out Petitions
Petitions for literary college
senior class offices have been
taken out by Joel Levine, '60, and
Zook for president; Harvey La-
pides, '60, and Murray Feiwell, '60,
for vice - president; Marianna
F'rew, '60, for secretary and.. Rich-
ardFriedmar, '60, Allan Nachman,
'60, and Sarah Rowley, '60, for
r treasurer.
Lawrence Silver, '6OBAd., and
Robert Baer, '6OBAd., have taken
petitions for president of the sen-
ior class of the business adminis-
tration school; Alan Greenberg,



.. "unnecessary"
T V Conflict
A controversy has developed in
the State Legislature concerning
statewide televising of the Michi-
gan-Michigan State football game.
Democratic Sens. Harold M.
Ryan and Charles S. Blondy of
Detroit want the game broadcast
statewide and propose to have the
universities' funds withheld until
this is done.
University Athletic Director H.
0. (Fritz) Crisler explained that
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA) lays the
ground rules for televising college
football games. "If forced by the
legislature to televise against
NCAA rules, the University would
be thrown out of the NCAA and
out of the Big Ten," he said.
"It isn't likely this will happen,"
he added.
The NCAA allows national
broadcasting of football games on
specified Saturdays and regional
broadcasting on other weekends.
Selection of games to be telecast
is done by an NCAA committee in
conjunction vwith the conference,
sponsor or network concerned with
the game.
"The University has consistently
opposed the NCAA television plan
from the beginning," Lyle M. Nel-
son, director of University rela-
tions, said.

The literary college senior offi-
cers have accepted Student Gov-
ernment Council's recommenda-
tion for acontinuation, at least
during the coming election, of
original nominating procedures for
senior class president.
"We will probably implement the
new procedure next year," Louis
Susman, '59, president of the liter-
ary college senior class said, ex-
plaining that controversy over his
proposed change was due to "too
much of a rush."
With the regular petitioning now
in effect, candidates may pick up
*petitions in the office of Assistant
Dean of the literary college James
H. Robertson. A written statement
of objectives and an interview will
not be required.
Due to the changed procedure,
petitioning will be extended to 6
p.m. Monday, Susman said.
Considering the same issue, the
Literary College Steering Com-
mittee proposed yesterday that
changes be' made in the senior
class constitution.
Screening of candidates for
president of the literary school, as
was recently suggested by incum-
bent Louis Susman, '59, is not
clearly "legal" under the present
constitution, Chairman Sarah
Weiner, '59, noted.
The committee felt, however,
that a change was in order, that
the election "should not remain
the way it is-a popularity con-
Members of the committee
agreed the president should be "a
person who could in all ways rep-
resent the literary school," and
noted that screening is required
because the position differs from
other campus elective offices.
LSA Rejects
Study :Plan
A motion to sponsor a confer-
ence on counselling problems was
voted down by the Literary Col-
lege Steering -Committee at its
meeting yesterday.
The committee also declined to
"pool resources" with the com-
.mittee on counselling in an open
hearing for students and members
of the faculty and administration.
Peter van Haffner, '59, and Pa-
tricia Petrushke, '60, suggested
that "plenty has already been
done in this area." Several other
members felt "few people would
be interested in .a conference,"
and it "would not accomplish
Van Haffner added that, at the
Student - Faculty-Administration
conference in the fall of 1957, a
small group had discussed coun-
selling and had "ended up pooling
However, the group agreed with
Roger Seasonwein, '60, student
member of the counselling com-
mittee, on the existence of defi-
ciencies in counselling. Season-
wein noted two "disturbing" prob-
lems in current considerations of
deficiencies: "a defeatist attitude,"
and "a general lack of feeling for
the students' complaints about
"From a practical standpoint,"
Gretchen Burgie, '60, explained,
"we agree thoroughly - that most
students don't know whether
they're coming or going as far as

counselling is concerned.
"But we feel we have given as
much time as we can afford to
counselling, because we have other
matters which are pressing," she
Bl1ast Rocks
t-LRtimh Plan

To Pronmote
Project May Stabilize
State's Economic
Position in Future
Compiled from
Associated Press Dispatches
LANSING - Governor G. Men-
nen Williams yesterday asked the
Legislature to establish an 'Insti-
tute of Science and Technology at
the University as. one point of a
package program to stabilize
Michigan's economy.
The initial cost was 'set at $3
million with $8,500,000 for yearly
Creation of a Small Business
Research Service and a'G reat
Lakes Research Institute were
also slated for the University in
the multi-package program.
Cites Similarity
The Governor said the Insti-
tute of Science and Technology,
which he has previously recom-
mended, will be comparable to
those already in operation at the
Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology and California Tech.
Governor Williams commented
his Science Advisory Board con-
cluded that such an institute
"would be immensely important
in attracting new types of indus-
tries to Michigan."
The main advantage in setting
it up at Ann Arbor, he said, would
be the proximity of its scientific
resources with industry in the De.
troit metropolitan area.
Financed by Bonds
Part of a 146 million dollar state
construction program, the three
proposed projects would be fi-
nanced by revenue bonds.
Meanwhile here in Ann Arbor,
U n i v e r s i t y Pres-ident Harlan
Hatcher expressed "appreciation"
for the Governor's interest in the
Univresity as a site for the proj-
Vice-president William E. Stir-
ton said last night that the Gov-
ernor's proposal differed from a
previous proposal's framework but
added the new plan was "not in-
appropriate," since all the pro-
posals appeared designed to bene-
fit the state economically.
Included Before
The three proposals have been
included in previous state budget
requests. The small business serv-
ice and the Great Lakes institute
have appeared in budgetary re-
quests for three years. The science
and technology institute has failed
to meet with legislative approval
for the past two years.
Astronomy department chair-
man Prof. Leo Goldberg, a mem-
ber of the faculty group which
first drafted the science institute
two years ago, said such an in-
stitute would be instrumental in
teaching science and research at
the University.
But Prof. Goldberg took excep-
tion to the Governor's statement
that such an institute existsAt
other universities. I don't think
California Tech, or MIT is like
the one we are contemplating, he
said. The end result of the insti-
tute will be similar, Prof. Gold-
berg added.
Governor Asks
To Halt Crisis

LANSING (A') - Governor G.
Mennen Williams yesterday com-
mitted himself as favoring bor-
rowing as a solution to the state's
cash emergency.
Governor Williams, declared he
approved this method rather than
mortgaging the Veterans Trust
Fund a controversial proposal
that has raised the ire of veter-
ans groups.
The governor previously had
straddled the fence on the ques-

Calendar Group Reports
Baisfor Fact-Finding
The report by the former University Calendar Study Committee,
which proposed a tri-semester calendar as one possibility for future
years, will be used by members of the present committee as a base for
fact-finding, Prof. Richard C. Boys, of the English department and

chairman of the committee, said
'We are not only willing but
eager to listen to what the faculty
had to say,", Prof. Boys said.
'Members of the committee would
be willing to sit in on meetings of
any University schools or colleges
which invited us to listen."
The schools and colleges have
been given until April 1 to con-
sider calendar recommendations.
"At this point the committee
has no definite recommendations,"
Prof. Boys said. However, he ex-
plained that there had been "some
shifts in emphasis" since the
Dwyer committee started.
One example, Prof. Boys con-
tinued, is that there is less empha-
sis on the three-semester system
than existed when the previous
committee began work.
:The Dwyer committee's men-
tion of a year-around three-se-
mester program washcriticized by
Prof. Paul Henle of the philosophy
~department in an article in the
December Senate Affairs, a publi-



Fraternity Digs Up Gravestone in Attic
"We found an old gravestone in the attic of our house," Bob
Winters, '59, told Ann Arbor police recently.
Some members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity found it while cleaning
. out a storage room in the attic. Winters is president of the fraternity.
* The marker is a heavy, whitish sandstone cross about 2%/ feet
tall. It bears a faintly legible inscription: "John H., beloved son of
Anna M. Lecture, died Sept. 14, 1896, aged 17 years."
"We didn't know what to do with it," Winters said, "so we called
the police, thinking they'd be the ones who'd know. They came over
and picked it up."
{ Check Caretaker
Police checked with the caretakers of two local cemeteries. Their
records did not contain the name "John H. Lecture." The other two
cemeteries within the city limits do not have caretakers.I
Thursday they checked with the county clerk's office and the
central-records files of the County Building. No luck.
The police sent a message by teletype to the State Police in East
Lansing. The reply said that a request for death information must




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