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BUDGET CRITICISM:
POLITICAL DODGE
See Patse 4

Stitorian
Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom

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SNOW FLURRIES

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IX, No. 113

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1959

FIVE CENTS

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eds' Plan
Administrators

To'

Raid

Men's

Dormitories

Fizzle

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SSquelch'Panty' Plot
Women Fail To Rally on Diagonal
For Retaliation March on Quads
- ~By THOMAS KABAER
* University coeds planned a "retaliation raid" last night in answer.
S toSunday evening's panty raid, but their plans fizzled as adminis-
" trators took preventive measures.
A resident of 1 ary Markley Hall where the plan originated told
The Daily she knew "about 100" ;girls who were planning to meet on
the diagonal at 9 pm. along with any others they could find. The plan
was to march to the men's residence halls and demand underwear.
It was reported, however, that several housemothers in Markley
Hall went to the girl's rooms in an attempt to dissuade them. One coed
said she was told by her housemother the girls would not be prevented
r r *from leaving the dormitory, but
that there would be "officials"
M en Sta e Diagonal to disperseany
ny
demonstrations. The housemoth-
ers emphatically denied this.
Pant, ka idDeny Knowledge
Housemothers in Markley con-
tacteisaid they knew nothing of
a raid on the men's dormitories.
Oie housemother who was called
' picked up the phone and was told,
By NORMA SUE WOLFE "This is The Michigan Daily call-
Women on the Hill were "caught mg"I don't know anything about
with their pants down" Sunday it," she replied and hung up.
night, as a rumored 300 men de- Jane Murphy, '59, president of
scended en masse on the dormi- Mary Markley, and Cris Wells, '59,
tories first vice-president of Assembly
"The first thing we knew of the Association were on the Diag to
panty raid was hearing the shout,
'bie want pants; we want pants,"' stop -any attempts to stage a raid.
'WMakleyant pdsaid. "My rom"They said they had turned back a
a Markley co-ed said. "My room- pledge class of "about 15 girls"
mate and I ran to our room to look and several smaller groups.
the door, with 25 men bounding Says Immature
downwthe hall after Us." "They were totally imipature,"
House mothers, who had - Miss Wells said. "I don't think
ceived word of the forthcoming they will ever go through with it"
event, ordered the front doors of Miss Murphy said she felt that
Markle locked. But the janitor the movement had not received
egan m g is rounds to lock much support in the dormitories."
Both stressed that the coeds who
Thousand Men did show up at the Diag were
"There were at least 1,000 men," curious rather than interested in
asserted Penny Kemp, '62, point- actually taking part in a raid.
ing to a jumbled maze of foot- It was rumored that some of
prints outside her window, the girls reorganized and began
One girl heard a "huge commo- to march on East Quadrangle, but
tion" in the hall and opened her were dispersed.
door to see "what the girls were Assistant Dean of Women Ger-
doing."' trude Mulhollan said she did not
"Just then some big' guy grabbed know enough about the plan to
me by the waist and screamed, 'I comment on it.
got one! I got one!' I fought him
off, slammed the door on his fin-
gers and shook for ten minutes,"G
she recalled. Sa
4 Another co-ed took advantage B y
of an interview to advertise for her
lost black lace silk panties and
pink and white lace slips. "Please a d To R ad
turn them in at The Daily," shel
begged pitifully.
Underwear Disappears WASHINGTON (P) - Vanguard
"My entire drawerful of clean II wobbled so much in its whirl
underwear disappeared in the around the earth that it is diffi-
raid," an everything-but-the- cult to interpret what it said.
shirt-off-my-back victim moaned. The National Aeronautics and
Another reported that offenders Space Administration said yes-
had scooped out half of her under terday the job of interpreting the
possessions-dirty, yet. decoded signals from the satellite
"I was coming out of the shower "has become something of a de-
with just a towel on, while my tective story."
roommate was running in to warn As a result, it will take weeks
me of the impending danger. We or perhaps months to interpret the
collided in the hall,' the then- picture of the earth's cloud cover-
towelless co-ed said. ing - a main objective of the ex-
"Any men in there then?" periment.
"Don't know. Thank heavens NASA said Army Signal Corps
I'm nearsighted." scientists at Ft. Monmouth, N.J.,
Men are reported to have snow- who designed the cloud cover ex-
bailed Lloyd Hall and raided the periment, "have plenty of clues
ground floors of Stockwell. One to go on because the Vanguard II
lone raider pushed through a electronics system p e r f o r m e d
screen into Mosher. well."
Police Waiting
Reports conflict as to whether ADOPT PLATFORM A
the raider jumped or was pushed
out of the window. In any case,
thepolice were waiting for him }Y oun
when he arrved.R e
"First West Quad students were gin inasoblbtleVm
engaging in a snowball battle ,~" ' "
among themselves. Then they
walked over to South Quad, where M
they questioned these men's par- p
enthood," a spectator explained.

Snowball battles soon proved
boring, screams for a panty raid'
irresistible.
An East Quad organizer reported
that the annual panty sale will
be held again this spring.
Fire Alarm
Rouses Men
A fire in the recreation room of
Wenley House sent a large number
of the residents of West Quad-
rangle into the streets about 4:30
a.m. yesterday.

Rebellion

Brea

ks Out
Declare

in

Iraq;

Both
Cheers Meet
Announced
Suppression
PP
Crowds Celebrating
Reports of Victory
BAGHDAD, Iraq W) - Crowds
danced, clapped and sang in the
streets of Baghdad yesterday
after the government announced
that an insurrection in northern
Iraq had been suppressed.
The demonstrations went on
into the night.
"The government is in com-
plete control," an official de-
clared in a broadcast over Bagh-
dad radio. "Col. Abdul Wahab
Shawaf (the leader of the revolt)
was killed by his own men."
(These claims were disputed in
rebel broadcasts heard outside
Baghdad. These said Col. Sha-
waf was still alive and that a
rebel force was marching on that
capital.)
No Fear of Spread
The government, from all ap-
pearances, has no fear of the re-
bellion spreading this far. There
are only a few army units here
and they do not give the appear-
ance of being on special alert. A'
curfew which has been in effect
since the rebellion' of last July
was lifted to permit observance
of the Moslem month of Rama
dan, during which there is fasting
from dawn to sunset daily.
Regular traffic flows in and out
of the airport.
. Foreign consulates were closed
in Mosul several months ago by
government order and there are
no present means of communica-
tion with the city.
The first sign of trouble came
at 4:20 p.m. Sunday when Radio
Baghdad said Col. Shawaf,, com-
mander of the Fifth Brigade of
the Second Division in Mosul, had
been retired and was wanted by
authorities.
Wanted Dead or Alive
A communique offered $28,000
for his, capture, dead or alive. It
said it was the duty of all loyal
persons, including soldiers and
soldiers' wives, to apprehend him.
Yesterday morning Radio Bagh-
dad said Col. Shawaf was making
for the Syrian border.
At 10:30 a.m. it announced that
aircraft had located, bombed and
destroyed Shawaf's headquarters,
and Shawaf was dead by the hand
of his troops.
Through the morning, p station
calling itself Radio Mosul was
heard faintly on the 49.85-meter
wavelength.

.Factions

Success

NEW KHRUSHCHEV PLAN:

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Troops To Guarantee Free Berlin

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BERLIN.(OP) -- Soviet Premiere
Nikita Khrushchev proposed last
night to'guarantee the indepen-
dence of West Berlin with neutral
or Big Four troops, provided the
Western Allies end their military
occupation of the isolated city.
He called upon the United States,
Britain and France to avert the
danger of World War III by ac-
cepting his proposals for turning
West/Berlin into a free city.
The initial reaction in Wash-
ington was one of caution. United
R 0eject 1PlDan
To Borrow'

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LANSING (P) Gov. G. Men-
nen Williams' compromise plan
for use of the Veterans Trust
Fund to ease the state's cash
emergency shattered against 'a
stone wall of Republican opposi-
tion last night.
Both Republican Senate and
House caucuses rejected a 50 mil-
lion dollar borrowing proposal
backed by veterans funds securi-
ties.
They reiterated a stand in favor
of a sales tax increase, the House
GOP without specifying any dura-
tion and Senate Republicans call-
ing, for a one-cent increase lim-
ited to two years.
Renews Deadlock
The effect was to throw Re-
publicans back into a deadlock
with Gov. Williams and Demo-
crats, who have taken an adamant
position against a sales tax boost.
Shortly after the caucuses the
Legislature recessed until 2 p.m.
today, apparently once more re-
signed to getting no borrowing
proposals on the April 6 general
election ballot.
Even as the lawmakers acted
last night, it would have required
extraordinary \ measures by elec-
tion officials to complete ballot
preparations in time.
Follows Conferences
Last night's action followed a
series of conferences with veter-
ans organization leaders who re-
luctantly had indicated approval
of the compromise.
After the Senate caucus, Sen.
Frank Beadle of St. Clair, GOP
Majority Leader, explained to
newsmen:
"They wanted no part of it.
They wouldn't go for anything
that had anything to do with the
trust fund."
He described the sentiment as
"very strong."

States State Department Press
Chief Lincoln White said there
have been so many conflicting
statements the past few days "it is
difficult to differentiate between
one and the other." There have
been a whole flock of statements
from Khrushchev on the Berlin
crisis during his current tour of
East Germany.
Spoke at Rally
Hoarsely shouting "peace and
friendship" in Russian and Ger-
man, Khrushchev made his new
proposals for West Berlin in a
35-minute speech before a cheer-
ing mass rally in East Berlin.
Earlier he had talked for two
hours with Erich Ollenhauer, head
of the West German Socialist
Party. Ollenhauer said he came!
away from the meeting with the
impression the Russians are ready
to negotiate a quick settlement of
the Berlin crisis.
"Some people are afraid that
the4 freedom and independence of
West Berlin would be threatened,"
the Russian leader told the rally.
"But we are prepared to join
with the Western powers to guar-
antee the freedom of the city."
'Painful Break'
The Soviet Premier said he real-
ized it would be "a painful break"
for the 22 million West Berliners
to be merged with the radically
different society of Communist
East Berlin.
Khrushchev repeated his earlier
offer to place West Berlin under
United Nations control, but then
added this new proposal:
"If it is necessary, we would
even be agreeable that the United
States, Britain, France and the
Soviet Union or neutral countries
station in West Berlin a minimum
number of troops.
For Protection
"They would have the task of
protecting the status of the free
city, but would have no right to
interfere with the internal life of
the city.
"If such guarantees existed,
then nobody would be able to dis-

turb the independent life of the
free city."
Khrushchev's proposal was the
first important modification of his
demand made Nov. 27 for the
withdrawal of Allied troops from
West Berlin.
Presumably Khrushchev's pro-
posal would embrace a guarantee
of free Western access to this city,,
isolated 110 miles behind the Iron
Curtain, and under military occu-
pation for 13 years.
U.S. Rejects
Soviet Pan
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WASHINGTON (AP)-Responsible
officials firmly rejected yesterday
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush-
chev's proposal to garrison West
Berlin with Big Four or neutral
troops,
They viewed Khrushchev's sug-
gestion as a thinly disguised effort
to get Soviet forces into the West-
ern sector under the pretense of
helping to guarantee freedom.
The State Department withheld
official comment. But a spokesman
clearly foreshadowed the Depart-
ment's attitude by telling a news
conference:
"There have been so many con-
flicting statements over the past
few days, it is difficult to comment
on the relation of one to the
other."
The spokesman, Press Officer
Lincoln White, had in mind the
flurry of speeches and comments
by Khrushchev during his current
visit to East Germany.
In turning down his latest pro-
posal United States officials said
the only encouraging aspect was
that it demonstrated the Soviets
were at least trying to give the
ide of flexibility.
lfhrushchev's ideas, regardless
of variations, officials said, are
completely unacceptable to the
West as long as they aim at mal-
ing West Berlin a so-called "free
city."

Government Claims
DeRevolt Dstroyed
Rebellious Army Officer Claims
Military Victories in Mosul Area
BEIRUT, Lebanon ra - Nationalist army rebels claimed
first blood while Premier Abdel Karim Kassem's Communist-
backed regime claimed final victory in Iraq yesterday.
Iraq was plunged into 'revolt for the second time in al-
most eight months.
Kssem's government declared Col. Abdel Wahab Sha-
waf's Mosul-based insurrection has been crushed and that
Shawaf is dead, slain by his own men. A spokesman said in
Baghdad: "The government is
in complete control.""
Set Off Cheers a ul n 1
This touched off cheers and
street celebrations in the capital, "
where Red organizers can turn
out thousands of demonstrators
on short notice.
The rebels announced, however
that Shawaf's men have wiped
out 'a military detachment which
Kassem sent against them, and PARIS (A') - Britain's Prime
that they are marching on Bagh- Minister Harold Macmillan-fresh
dad to crush "the dictator and his from a trip to Moscow-yesterday
gang," began a tour of-major Wester
The Kassem detachment, a capitals to win backing for his
small force, was completely an- views on cold war strategy,
nihilated, said a broadcast by
Radi Mosl onbehlf o ShaafMacmilan's primary target was
Radio Mosul on behalf of Shawaf, French President Charles de
the leader of the uprising. Gaulle. Macmillan began with a
Challenge Government long exploratory talk-apparently
The radio challenged the gov- ng eltory akapently
erment'srpr fSaa's not without disagreements - with'
eamth's intoducingShawashe French Premier Michel Debre.
deathby reotmfitroducing as the
Colonel himself a man who told Macmillan will meet with !e
the Iraqi people he will fight "n- Gaulle tomorrow along the diplo-
til we wipe out the corrupt re- matic road that will carry him
gime.", later to Bonn, Ottawa and Wash-
"This revolution has now spread ington. He talked in Moscow last
all over Iraq," he declared, and week with Soviet Premier Nikita
Arab tribesmen are on the move Khrushchev.
to help rebel troops afield. In Macmillan's briefcase was a
This announcpment came a few proposal-apparently only vaguely
hours after government warplanes formulated thus far-for a thin-
bombed Mosul, an oil center 220 ning out of military forces in Ger-
miles northeast of Baghdad, in a many and her Iron Curtain neigh-
raid that failed even to interrupt bors.
Radio Mosul's flow of vitriolic in- A British spokesman, talking to
cendiary propaganda. newsmen after Macmillan met De-
Points Up Issues bre, was asked if the subject came
Whatever the military situa- up under the topic "disengage-
tion, the revolt launched by Sha- ment."
waf Sunday highlighted the is- "The British are definitely not
sue of Communism versus Arab in favor of disengagement as that
nationalism of UAR President term is used in some quarters to
Gamal Abdel Nasser's brand with- mean a complete withdrawal of
in Iraq, an oil-rich nation that forces," he said.
once was the staunchest Arab sup- . The French spokesman said:
porter of the West in world af- "This aspect of the problem did
fairs. not come up today. However, the
The revolt split the ranks of British are as much opposed to the
army men who were united in the ideas of disengagement recently
revolution of July 14, 1958. The raised in the press as are the other
revold led to the death of King Allies"
Faisal, his uncle, Crown Prince West German Foreign Minister
Abdul flah and his Premier, Nuri Heinrich von Brentano said in a
Said, and substitution of a repub- speech at Bonn his government re-
lic for the monarchy. -jects any plans for a military dis-
If Baghdad was concerned by engagement that do not provide
the rebel threat of military at- for a solution of political problens~
tack it showed no evidence of it. such as German unification.
Lift Curfew
A curfew in effect since the Julyl mt.Hit
revolution was lifted to permit Democrats 1Jit
observance, starting tomorrow, of
Ramadan. That is a month in 1A -mQ'

City Council Hears Report
OnHousing Discrimination
By PETER DAWSON
A report on discrimination in Ann Arbor housing was heard by
the City Council last night.
The report was written by the Ann Arbor Human Relations
Commission, a body set up in June, 1957, to work against racial,
religious and nationality-based discrimination in Ann Arbor, by study-
"ing the problem, investigating spe-
cific complaints, disseminating in-
formation, recommending Council
measures and other means.
ill? ot "The. Human Relations Commis-
e gn I sion must unequivocally state that
in our community discrimination
McELDOWNEY in housing persists," the Commis-
sion found.

T CONVENTION:
ublicans Ask Strong For
i id lBy KENNETHr

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The establishment of a "dynamic and consistent" foreign policy Give Examples
has been urged by a Young Republican convention. After giving seven examples of
This plank was part of the platform adopted after a long debate such discrimination and describ-
at the annual meeting of the Michigan Federation of College Young ing its own research, the Com-
Republicanis held at the Olds Hotel in Lansing. mission stated it felt that "further
Ask Parity positive action must be taken to
Still on the national front, the preamble demanded there be end discrimination in housing in
agricultural parity that would not be allowed to go below a fixed Ann Arbor and that the Council
minimum low rate. Continuing, it asked for a general reduction of must take this responsibility--
minmumlowrat. ontnuig, t ske fo a enealredctin o x"The Commission recommends in
agriculture subsidies and controls. the best interest of the community
In Michigan politics the platform condemned the "negative and that the Council consider appro-
unproductive" attitude of the present state administration. However, priate governmental action to
not restricting itself to the Democrats, the statements also attacked eliminate discrimination in hous-
what it called the failure of many of the state Republicans to provide ing.
effective leadership and a positive program. "Such action should include con-
To alleviate the present situation, the preamble urged all Young sideration of (a) strengthening the
Republicans to campaign, "for those responsibTe Republicans who power of the Commission, (b)
attempt to unseat lazy, provincial and mentally sterile legislators." consieration of legislation to
Recommends Equal Tax ing, and (c) consideration of mak-
The tax committee, one of the six that formed' the platform, ' additionalf inda vaila t

which devout Moslems fast by
daylight and reduce routine acti-
vities.
Concern over westerners living
in Iraq, many of them oil work-
ers and their families, was evident
in Washington and London.
American officials kept a sharp
eye on the situation but said they
had no plans for any immediate
evacuation of American citizens,
iwho' number a little more than
1,000. Of these, about 900 live in'
and around Baghdad.
In the House of Commons, Min-
ister of State for Foreign Affairs,
John D. Profumo, assured oppo-
sition questioners that Britain re-,
gards the Iraqi troubles as a pure-
ly internal matter - not calling
for British intervention.

WASHINGTON (P) - Senate
Democrats fired new blasts yes-
terday at President Eisenhower's
plans to cut Army and Marine
Corps strength in the face o$ the
Berlin crisis.
Republicans appealed for more
self discipline in the debate.
Sen. Richard B. Russell (D-Ga.)
chairman of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, vigorously
rejecited what he called Republi-
can suggestions that the Demo-
crats were trying to make politi-
cal capital out of the debate.
Sen Russell said he hopes the
Administration will withdraw its
plans for the manpower cuts "to
dispel any lingering thoughts of

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