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LEGISLATORS IGNORE
REAL SOLUTION
See Page 4

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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom

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COOL, C oUDY

VOL. LXIX, No. 105 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1959 FIVE CENTS

SIX PA

-Daily-Robert Dennis
THAT VICTORY SMILE - Last night was a happy day for coach Newt Loken (center) and his
gymnastics squad as they downed the always-strong Illinois team, 58-54. Jimmy Brown (left)
and Bill Skinner turned in the all-important performances in the final tumbling event, taking
firyt and third while teammate Dick Kimball took fourth, to swamp the Illini, 11-5, in that event
and take a come-from-behind victory.
i e
masts Edge Illini,
ith Victory in Final Event

By FRED KATZ
A standing-room-only crowd in
the I-M Gymnasium last night
witnessed the finest in suspense
and college gymnastics as Michi-
gan literally tumbled past old
rival Illinois, 58-54.
It was a come-from-behind vie-
tory for the Wolverines, who now
have won nine straight dual meets
without a loss. Going into the final
event, tumbling, Michigan trailed
49-47 and needed to win three of
the first four places to gain final
victory.
Spectators Hushed
The huge audience, which at one
time appeared to be snickering
quietly at the vaunted Illini when
they fell far behind, now remained
hushed and tense to the point of
explosion as the individual tum-
blers went through their routines.
Loud applause went up for Dick
Kimball as he turned in a fine
'U'Library
To Abolish
aved Seats
By PHILIP SHERMAN
The "reserved seat" problem in
the Undergraduate Libiary will be'
dealt with in the near future, ac-
cording to Roberta L. Keniston,
'director of the Library.
The problem, discussed in a
letter published in yesterday's
Daily, is that students "save" seats
in the Undergraduate Library for
absent friends by leaving open
notebooks and textbooks on seats
and tables.
Mrs. Keniston said that the
library staff will remove these
books between 'the hours of noon
and 1 p.m. and 6 and 7 p.m., plac-
ing them in the middle of the
tables if their owners are not;
present.
Ineach moved book the follow-
ing notice will be placed:
"These books were moved from
a study place by the staff of the
Undergraduate Library. Opened
books do snot constitute a seat
reservation during the absence of'
a student froni the library."
These notices are to be placed
only during the dinner hours so as
not to displace students who are
studying and have gone in search'
of a book.
Mrs. Keniston also'said that, in
her opinion, the plan would be suc-
bessful because of general student.
cooperation that the library staff;
has noticed on previous occasions.
Though the staff had recognized
the problem before, they had re-
ceived no student complaints until.
yesterday's letter.
Hose Burns
T T T * T*

showing good for fourth. After an
Illini tumbler fizzled, Jim Brown
came through with a stunning per-
formance that topped anything he
had ever done before,. perhaps
symbolic of the entire team's ef-
fort. The fans roared their ap-
proval but it wasn't whole-hearted.,
They still knew that Big Ten
runnerup Allan Harvey was due
to perform last and if he topped
Brown's score of 277, Michigan
would have nothing better than a
tie.
.And no one, especially Coach
Newt Loken and }his lithe, muscu-
lar crew, was willing to settle for
anything less than a win. Not after
having these Illini beat them in
seven of the last nine seasons' dualI
meets.P
Grossfeld Fails To Place
And so, after Abie Grossfeld,
possibly the United States' greatest
gymnast, fell out of the running in
this, one of his "weak" events, and
Bill Skinner finished only six
'points below Brown, the crowd
hushed once again. Harvey was on
the mats.
Four time he looped, flipped and
twisted his springy way up and
down the canvas strip. The crowd
was apprehensive. Michigan's. ner-
vous gymnasts huddled near the
scoring table around their nervous
coach.
To the Showers
Harvey's scores of 96, 92, 92, 90
and 90 flashed on the judges'
cards. A lightning-swift yelp of
victory came .from Kimball. The

crowd, not as adept at knocking
off the high and low scores and
adding the three middle ones to
get the total, was about three sec-
onds behind.
Then as Loken was swept onto
his charges' shoulders, shower-
bound, even the slowest mathema-
tician realized that Harvey had
scored only 274. The rafters rang
to the music of the cheers.
Illinois Coach Charlie Pond,
whose team had 14 consecutive
See GROSSFELD, Page 6
Red Accuses
O Macmian
MOSCOW (A)-Anastas I. Mi
koyan, Soviet First Deputy Pre-
mier, last night accused Britain's
visiting Prime Minister Harold A.
Macmillan of taking a tough line
on .Germany in talks with Soviet
Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Speaking at a Rostov-on-Don
political rally, Mikoyan challenged
the West to sign a peace treaty
with Germany or face the fact
that the Soviet Union would sign
one by itself with East Germany.
Mikoyan, who is standing for a
seat in the Russian Federation
Parliament, delivered his blast at
Macmillan while the British Prime
Minister was trudging over the
fields of a collective farm near
Kiev.,

SCIENCE:
Institute
May Solve
State Crisis
A detailed report released yes-
terday of Governor G. Mennen
Williams' proposed Institute of
Science and Technology here
showed striking changes in the
initial 1957-58 legislative request.
This year's proposal urges ap-
proval for the science institute as
a partial cure for Michigan's fi-
nancial headache.
The original 1957-58 request
was aimed at meeting the "serious
challenge . . . of Soviet advances
in science and technology." Legis-
lators paid no heed to the Uni-
versity's plea and denied budget
funds for the science project.
The' current proposal before the
state legislature underlines the
"inevitability" that an Institute of
Science and Technology would
"spark new industries and pro-
duce highly creative scientists and
engineers."
'Would Attract Industry'
"It could undertake imaginative
research in promising new fields;
research that would give rise to--
and attract to Michigan-entire
new industries," the report em-
phasized.
Initial operational expenses for
the project were also trimmed by
almost 65 per cent. The previous
request of $2.5 million was slashed
to $850,000 in the new 1958-59 pro-
posal.
Expanded federal' aid in the
form of loans to students in tech-
nological fields and provisions for
a "slower growth" were given as
reasons for the bugetary cut.
Committee Asks 'Seed Money'
The present timetable calls for
the science institute to reach its
maximum size in "five to six
years." The center's operating
budget would then approximate
the $2.5 million originally re-
quested.
University President Harlan
Hatcher's Special Science Ad-
visory Committee estimated that
for every dollar "invested in the
Institute, ten to twenty dollars
would be drawn from federal, in-
dustrial and foundation groups."
Calling the legislative request
"seed money ' needed to "reap a
rich harvest," the report said the
science institute could "set the
stage" for industrial growth in
Michigan.
"It is not unrealistic to think
that, after a period of several
See 'U', Page 3
Boy Remains
Unidentified
Police have discovered nothing
more about John H. Lecture, the
17-year-old boy memorialized by
the tombstone found in the attic
of Beta Theta Pi fraternity Tues-
day.
Thursday, after several checks,
they sent a lettersto the state
health department inquiring about
him. A reply is expected in a week
or so, police said, after the health
department has had a chance to
search through its files.
Members of the fraternity found
the tombstone while cleaning out
a storage room in the attic. The
tombstone bears the inscription
"John H., beloved son of Anna M.
Lecture, died Sept. 14, 1896, aged
17 years."

s Roundup
ociated Press
n downtown Beirut yesterday be-
d Arab Republic President Gamal
njured and 20 arrested before se-
ored order.
ows appeaed to be a continuation
unday when Nasser partisans cele-
e Syrian-Egyptian merger into the
* *
curity forces broke up an African
gas near Blantyre yesterday.
o others were wounded in this lat-
w erupting in Southern Africa.
itish rounded up scores of African
to barbed wire encampments. All
odesia, which with Nyasaland and
ritish Commonwealth Central Afri-
olaris rocket apparently blew up,

CAN'T PLAY HERE:
Board Turns Down
Lions'. Request
By THOMAS WITECKI
The Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics last night turned
down the Detroit Lions' proposal to use the Michigan Stadium this fall.
Although Michigan's Athletic Director H. 0. "Fritz" Crisler, who
is chairman of the athletic governing board, refused to make any
official announcement, a reliable source indicated tha't the Board had
rejected the Detroit team's bid, as had been expected.
Refusal Expected
Crisler's only comment on the proposal was that "all matters
discussed at tonight's meeting will be made public at an appropriate
time when they have gone throughN

News Given
To NASA
By ill'jas
Asks Space Center
To Meet Civilian
Scientific Needs
By BARTON HUTHWAITE
University officials confirmed a
statement made in Washington
yesterday by Governor G. Mennen
Williams that scientists here have
developed a fiberglass rocket for
only a fraction of present missile
costs.
The University research project
was revealed when the Governor
urged the National Astronautics
and Space Agency to buy the 200-
mile range missiles for civilian
space exploration.
Prof. Wilbur Nelson, chairman
of the aeronautical engineering
department, told The Daily the
University has made a proposal to
the NASA which will "be decided
upon its technical merits."
Proposal in Early Stage
"At the present time there is
no further announcement which
can be made," he added.
The reluctance to elaborate
further was attributed to the fact
that the NASA propsoal was in a

U',

PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN
... ends Russian talks
Macmllan'
Says Talks
Valuable'
KIEV(P)-Prime Minister Harold
A. Macmillan declared last night
his Kremlin talks were "a valuable
preparation for wider international
negotiations which must follow."
But he said the Soviet Union
must show it is ready to reach fair
agreements if it really wants peace.
Macmillan 'Abandons Hope'
Sources close to the British dele-
gation said the visiting Pime Min-
ister has "given up the ghost."
They meant he had abandoned
hope of bringing East and West
closer together on the Berlincrisis
in view of Soviet Premier ikita
Khrushchev's uncompromising
stand.
There was an echo of his last
meeting with Khrushchev in the
Kremlin as Macmillan rose to
toast Ukrainian Premier N. K.
Klachenko at a formal dinner end-
ing his visit to Kiev.
'Not EnougheTo Wish'
"It is not enough to wish for
peace or even to talk about it,"
Macmillan said. "It is the duty of'
all countries to work for it.
"Of course difficulties or mis-
uderstandings arise between na-
tions. When they do it is the duty
of statesmen to do all they can to
remove them and to frame their
policies in such a way as to lessen
international tension."
Macmillan said he believed dif-
ferences should be settled by nego-
tiations "but such negotiations
must be based on knowledge
gained by full discussions and con-
ducted with a genuine desire to
reach fair agreement."
In conclusion he added:
"Of this at least I am sure. If
by successful negotiations we
could settle some, at least, of the
outstanding differences between
nations and if we could thereby
dispel suspicion and the fears of
war, people all over the world
would then feel a sense of relief.
"They would then be able to
bend their energy increasingly to
the constructive paths of peace."
British Foreign Secretary Sel-I
wyn Lloyd, who is with Macmil-
Ian was pictured as determined
to salvage something out of the
deadlocked Macmillan --Khrush
chev Moscow talks.
A sourcelwith contacts in the
British delegation said Lloyd
hopes to achieve this in discus-
sions with his Soviet counterpart,
Andrei Gromyko.
A final meeting between Mac-
millan and Khrushchev is sched-
uled for the Kremlin Monday. But
it is expected to be confined to
drafting a communique expressing
a general desire for trade and cul-
tural relations.
Prof. Coser
To Give Talk,
Prof. Lewis Coser, chairman of
the Brandeis University sociology

proper channels."
He refused to indicate when the
time or what the channels would
be.-
The refusal of the Detroit pro-
posal was expected since Univer-
sity regulations prohibit use of
facilities for non-educational pur-
poses.
Edwin J. Anderson, president of
the Detroit team, had sent a letter
to Crisler two weeks ago requesting
the use of the Stadium.
No Information on WIHL
Crisler also acknowledged that
the resurrection of the now de-
funct WIHL hockey league was
discussed at the meeting, but again
refused to indicate what action
had been taken.
The league was dissolved last
winter after numerous disputes
over ineligibilities, but a proposal
to rejuvenate the circuit had been
sent around to all former members
for theird approval.
The Board's annual budget was
on the meeting's agenda, but pub-
lic announcement of it will not be
made until it receives the Regents'
approval.
Group Picks
New Student
Associates
The Board in Control of Inter-
collegiate athletics did not discuss
Student Government Council's
proposals to change student re-
presentation but last night filled
the two current student vacancies.
Chairman Crisler said basket-
ball guard Terry Miller, '60, was
appointed to substitute this se-
mester for quarterback Stan Nos-
kin, '60, who did not make grades
and is on social probation.
Bob Ptacek, '59, was appointed
to fill the remaining four month's
of fullback John Herrnstein's
term. Herrnstein is at the Phila-
delphia Phillies training. camp
after dropping out of school this
semester..
Crisler said the SGC's attempts

Apartment,
Permissions
To Decrease'
By KATHLEEN MOORE,
Apartment permissions for
senior women are being decreased
for the coming year due to an
easing of the overcrowded situa-
tion in women's residences, Elisa-
beth A. Leslie, assistant dean of
women, said yesterday.
Mrs. Leslie, who. said she feels
"students are very definitely criti-
cizing what seems to be a change"
in housing policy, claimed the
building of Mary Markley Hall
provided a "very easy explana-
tion" for the cutback in permis-
sions, but "that isn't the whole
explanation at all."
The policy has always been that
undergraduate women live in
University-supervised housing for
the full four years of residence,
she said, adding that the Univer-
sity has always been a "residen-
tial" as opposed to a "aity col-
lege," and plans to remain so at
the present time.
During the past two years there
was a "great need" for such hous-
ing resulting in crowded quarters
"inconveniencing the undergradu-
ate student body," she explained.
Under these conditions, she
said, it "seemed only fair" for
the Dean of Women's office "to
allow seniors to live in less crowd-
ed quarters" and permissions were
greatly increased.
"Parents often approved apart-
ment permission for their daugh-
ters because they felt conditions
in the residence halls were
crowded," she commented.
The Dean of Women has been
"designated to grant apartment
permission" to women showing fi-
nancial need or "other valid rea-
sons," Mrs. Leslie added.
Every permission is granted on
an "exceptional basist" she ex-

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Ceap, Fiberglass Rocke

Seven More Take Petitions-
For SGC, Union, Class Posts'
A total of seven more petitions were taken out yesterday for
Student Government Council, Union Student Directors and class
offices.
A petition for SGC was taken by John Quinn, '62. Clifford Hart,
'60L, also took a petition for Union Student Director. Murray Fei-
well, '60, and Carol Holland, '60,.
are running for literary college-
senior class president and vice-
president respectively.. o l e
Petitions for business adminis-
tration school senior class vice-
president and secretary were taken
by Donald Kohnstamm, '60BAd.,
and David Katz, '60BAd. Fred By The Ass
Hornbacher, '60E, is running for BEIRUT - Fighting raged ii
vice-president of the engineering tween friends and foes of United
school. Abdel Nasser.
Eleven petitions have been fied -Five persons were reported ir
with the Council, according to curity forces in armored cars rest
Richard Erbe, '61, chairman of the The exchange of shots and bl
SGC Elections committee.
Robert Garb, '62, 'has turned in of the disorders that broke out Su
a petition for SGC and Fred Stein- brated the first anniversary of the
gold, '60L, for the Board in Control UAR.
of Student Publications. Bruce *
McRitchie, '59, Donald Medalie, BLANTYRE, Nyasaland - Se
'60L, and John Galerneault, '61, demonstration with guns and tear
have filed petitions for Union Stu- One African was killed and tw
dent Director. est burst of native nationalism no
Petitions for business adminis- In southern Rhodesia, the Bri
tration school president, vice-pres- nationalists and hustled them off
dent, secretary an Gtreareenbere was reported quiet in northern Rh
'59BAd., Donald Kohnstamm, southern Rhodesia make up the B
'6OBAd., Katz, and Lawrence Sil-
ver, '60BAd., respectively. Robert
Baer, '6OBAd., has also filed aI CAPE CANAVERAL -- A Po

to have members appointed by plained, but she said the disap-
President Hatcher instead of pearance of the "emergency ar-
selected in a campus wide elec- rangement" to lessen crowding in
tion is a matter for the Regents residences has greatly decreased
to decide. the number of exceptional cases.
Soviets Call Boarding Illegal;
U.S. Refuses To Make Apology
WASHINGTON -) - The official Soviet news agency last night
described United States Navy boarding of a Russian fishing vessel
as an unlawful action, but the State Department indicated it won't
apologize.
Moscow Radio and the Soviet agency Tass, for the first time,
carried factual dispatches from New York reporting that a Navy
boarding party had inspected the records of the Russian trawlet
on the high seas off Newfound- _

GOV. G. MENNEN WILLIAMS
...*reveals project
preliminary stage. However, in-
formed sources have told The
Daily that University research on
the rocket has been going on for
several months.
Prof. Richard Morrison, also of
the aeronautical engineering de-
partment, and Prof. Nelson are
the co-designers of the revolu-
tionary missile.
Rocket Costs Less
Governor Williams said instead
of the usual three million dollars,
would only cost $30,000. It would
not be accurate enough for mili-
tary use, he added, but would
meet civilian scientifid needs.
The new rocket is allegedly to
be made by Curtiss-Wright Cor-
poration. ,
The governor's revelation came
a day after his plea for the estab-
lishment of an Institute of Sci-
ence and Technology at the Uni-
versity. The proposed Institute
was listed as part of a multi-point
package to bolster Michigan's
sagging economy.
Urges Research Here
Governor Williams urged the
NASA to set up a mid-continent
space research and development
center in Michigan to make use
of the science laboratories and in-
dustrial engineering facilities in
the Detroit area.
the governor told NASA Michi-

gan auto laboratories,
land. tion of the documents of ships die shops and science cent
The dispatch contained no com- which may be suspected of dam- a ready-made base for
ment, but Tass gave it this head- aging or breaking oceanic cables center
line: "Unlawful Action of the wilfully or through culpable negli-
American Naval Fleet in the Open gence.
Sea." Moscow Radio, in broad- Five Men Board Trawler
casting the account in Russian, A five-man party from the F es
omitted the accusing headline. Navy radar picket ship Ray .
U.S. To Brush Off Protest HlNavy rdrpicketsipn ryl-0. m inatioit
United StatesEmbassy sources Hale boarded the Russian trawl-
said the Soviet government had er Novorossisk in a search for evi-
not made any representations dence as to what caused five Interfraternity Council
concerning the boarding, which breaks in American transatlantic tive committee early
took place Thursday. cables. nominated a five-man
If it does do so, indications The Navy later reported that possible succetsors.
were this country would brush off the party found no indication that Nominated for presidei

to-and-
aers form
a space

as

's execu-
yesterday
slate :
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