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Siry 1igt Eta n
Sixty-fiight Years of Editorial Freedom

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X, No. 90




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Nasser, Kassem



'TotalUniversity enrollment in
redit programs has been esti-
ated at 25,125, a drop of nine-
enths of one per cent from one
rear ago, according to Edward G.
-roesbeck, director of the Office of
tegistratlon and Records.
Thstotal Includes 22,451 in resi-
Lence credit programs at Ann
rbor and Flint, a record spring
nrollment. This figure has been
orrected for late registrants, of
ihich there were 926.
However, enrollment in' non-resi-
ent credit courses at University
xtension centers has been esti-
mated at 3,600, a drop of 7.7 per
ent from last spring. This can
e explained, Groesbeck said, by
he recently announced 20 per cent
ut in courses to be offered by the
xtension service.
Eleven Show Decrease
In the enrollment breakdown as
f Saturday, compared with the
ame period one year ago, 11 of
be University's 15 schools and
olleges showed a decrease in en-
ollment. The other four showed
ncreases, as did Flint College. The
.ospital training program main-
ained its enrollment of 16.
The education school increased
s enrollment 14 per cent over last
pring to 981, while the literary
allege increased by 132 students
6,864. Thesnursing school now
as 644 students, an increase of
0, while the social work school
nrollnent rose four to 184.
Architecture and design college
egistered an enrollment drop of
4 from last spring to 603, and
he business administration school
0ll 29 to 830 in Ann Arbor. Den-
istry students showed a decrease
f five, leaving enrollment at 417.
Lose 61 Engineers
The engineering college lost 61
tudents, with 2,906 now regis-
ered. The graduate school has
,471 students in Ann Arbor, a
rop of 89 from last spring, while
aw School enrollment 'fell 14 to
Medical school lost 43 students,
dith enrollment now standing at
,076, while the present music
:hool enrollment of 480 marks
drop of 41 from last spring.
Natural resources with 171,
harmacy *ith 146 and public
ealth school with 185 registered
rops in enrollment of from one to
hree students each.
)ranes ,Can't
Play Games'
On Borders
WASHINGTON (P) - President
3wight D. Eisenhower said yester
ay United States planes are under
trict orders not to play games
esigned to stir up Soviet inter-
eptors along the Turkish borders.
President Eisenhower told a
ewes conference, however, that
once in a while we believe there
re false radio signals that will
ake a plane out of course."
That was injected into a dis-
Lssion pegged to the crash last
.eptember of an unarmed Ameri-
an transport plane just inside
oviet Armenia. The State Depart-
nent contends Russian fighter
lanes shot the transport down
rith loss of 17 Americans -6
nown dead and 11 unaccounted

Dulles Loss
won't Stop
Peace Talks
WASHINGTON (P) - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower confidently
predicted yesterday that East-
West negotiations on Germany
will move ahead on schedule de-
spite Secretary of State John Fos-
ter Dulles' new illness.
At the same time, President
Eisenhower brushed aside Soviet
Premier Nikita 'Khrushchev's bid
for him to visit Russia for in-
formal talks on international
Khrushchev extended an invi-
tation in a Moscow speech Thurs-
day, coupling it with a bitter at-
tack on United States officials.
President Eisenhower made his
comments at a news conference

Parties Present Views
On Eastbelt Expressway

Rain, *SnowPu pilsFall
In Slippry Slushy Slop
"So why's everyone screaming? It's just a little rain," the Markley
co-ed said yesterday as she stepped out of the front entrance and sat
down hard in a gutter of ankle-deep H2O.
(The chemical formula is used to refer to this matter because it
is a nondescript compound of water in its two forms.)
The rain kept falling and so did University students. A six-footer
cleverly avoided the slush by driving to class. However, after stepping
"out of the warmth of his safe

Honors Plan
Gains Seen
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
in a series of articles concerning the
departmental honors programs of the
literary college.)
The English Honors Program
was started more than a quarter
of a century ago and has contin-
ued ever since.
In 1950 the English Department
established an honors curriculum
with a program of courses
throughout the junior and senior
years instead of just one course
offered in the senior year. "We
found that our program was back-
ward, the student had too much
reading to do all in one year,"
Prof. Morris Greenhut, chairman
of the English honors program
Before the junior program was
instituted, the group consisted of
only 1.0 to .12 hand-picked seniors..
"The department likes a larger
group in the junior year because
of the number of students who
will drop out of the program,"
Greenhut said.
"Also, with a larger group, the
honors committee has a better
chance to assess the students' ca-
pabilities," he added. This year
there are 24 seniors and 36 juniors
participating in the program.
"The purpose of our program is
to give students with interest and
ability the most challenging train-
ing possible in the field of English
literature under the best instruc-
tion available, with the special
help of seminar discussions and
individual tutorial guidance,"
Prof. Greenhut said.
See CURRICULUM, page 2

vehicle, he was seen embracing a
parking meter for a full two
Predict Snox
Occasional snow flurries and a
high in the low 20's are forecast
for today.
The Health Service had "many
more" minor accidents yesterday
than is usual for a winter day,
according to director Morley B.
Beckett. He also noted a broken
arm, a dislocated elbow and a
broken ankle.
More than 100,000 pupils missed
school in Michigan yesterday, ac-
cording to the Associated Press.
Bike Troubles
In addition to chemistry, mathe-
matics figured in the battle for
vertical survival. Students. who
braved the inclement weather via
bicycle found difficulty in keep-
ing their two wheels perpendicular
to the ground. And making turns
at acute angles proved equally im-
possible for the uncountable pedes-
"I saw one guy turn, fall in a
gutter and sadly watch his brief-
case floating away," one sadist re-
Battle tactics were frequently,
employed as a bottleneck resulted
at 7:55 a.m. on the steps behind
Stockwell Hall. But the icy hand
railings offered no proving grounds
for athletic bannister-sliders.
Halt Traffic
"Forward, march!" was the call
when a group of about 45 co-eds
and several enmeshed males halted
traffic for a block to cross Forest
Padding over to the radiator in
mathematics class and placing her
drenched boots underneath, a
Markley resident complained that
her walk to the Frieze Building
took 30 minutes.
Racing across snow which even-
tually and surprisingly changed to
ice offered a way out for others.
"I haven't fallen. yet," one stu-
dent bragged to this reporter. "My
infallible method involv . .

... in hospital
about, the time Secretary Dulles
entered the Army's Walter Reed-
Hospital for a few days of rest
and relaxation prior to a hernia
operation. Doctors tentatively
planned to operate some time this
President Eisenhower spoke of
the 70-year-old Secretary of State
as "the most valuable man in f or-
eign affairs that I have ever
known." He also voiced a hope
Secretary Dulles will return 'full
time to his State Department desk
in a few weeks.
In replying to questions, Presi-
dent Eisenhower foresaw no delay
in Allied moves to arrange a for-
eign minister's conference with
the Soviets on the Berlin and
German deadlocks.
A team of American, British,
French and German diplomats
was reported putting final touches
to a new note to Moscow propos-
ing such East-West- talks in the
near future. The Allied proposal,
was reported to omit any firm
date for such negotiations. They
are widely expected to begin about
President Eisenhower noted
only that preparation is needed
for any foreign minister's meet-
ing. Even more, he said, would be
required for a summit conference
of the kind Soviet Premier
Khrushchev wants.

The long struggle over the route
of the proposed Eastbelt Express-{
way Bypass around Ann Arbor
came to a head at the public hear-
ing held last January 16 by the
Michigan State Highway Depart-
ment in the University's Frieze'
The hearing, which the State
Highway Department called to
allow all interested parties to pre-{
sent their viewpoints in the pro-
posed relocation, began with an
explanation of the Highway De-
partment's proposal by Joseph
Wilbur, State Highway Depart-
ment hearing engineer.
He explained the project was
being given priority because pf the
expected volume of traffic in the
new superhighway running from
the Ohio border north to the
Mackinac Straits Bridge and on to
Sault Ste. Marie.
Bypass Ann Arbor
The proposed Eastbelt bypass
will link US-23 southeast of Ann
Arbor with US-23 north of the
city, eliminating through traffic
in Ann Arbor. Support for the
present proposed route came from
Ann Arbor's mayor Prof. Samuel
J. Eldersveld of the political sci-
ence department, who spoke for
the Ann Arbor City Council. He
said that the Council feels "it is
unthinkable" that there should
be -any further delay in the pro-
posal as presented by the State
Highway Department. Local com-
munity groups also gave strong
support to the proposal.
T ell Candidacy
For Regency
Three Democrats and three Re-
publicans have announced their
candidacies for their party's nom-
ination for the post of Regent.
The Democrats are Earle R.
MacLaughlin, chief engineer of
the Midland division of the Dow
Chemical Co.; W. K. McInally,
chairman of the board of the Na-
tional Bank of Jackson, and Reid
Brazell, president of Leonard Re-
fineries, Inc., of Alma.
The Republicans are Frederick
C. Matthaei, founder of American
Metal Products Co. in Detroit, who
lives in Ann Arbor; Ted ,Kennedy,
Jr., vice-president and general
manager of the Treton Corp. of
Ann Arbor, and R. F. Thalner, of
McInally is the .only one of
these candidates who is not a
graduate of the University.
The candidates are vying, for
nomination to posts now held by
Regents Leland I. Doan and Ros-
coe O. Bonisteel. Both are Repub-

Robert Carpenter, director of
the Washtenaw County Planning
Commission, said his group finds
the proposed route "acceptable."
The supervisor of Pittsfield town-
ship, Samuel Morgan, agreed with
the opinions expressed, and said
that he generally was in accord
wv ith the route, but that a slight
relocation of 150 feet would move
the route from its projected route
through a subdivision. William J.
Bott, manager of the Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce, speaking
for the Board of Directors, said his
Board felt the Eastbelt route is
acceptable and satisfactorily by-
passes Ann Arbor.
Target 1960
Hearing engineer Wilbur said
the target date for taking bids for
the portion of the highway north
of Ann Arbor is "the middle of
1960. Bids will be taken about
October 1, 1960 for the Eastbelt
route from Milan north to US-12."
Howard G. Minier, manager of
the Washtenaw County Road
Commission, approved the out-
lined route. Minier said, however,
the Commission is withholding ap-
proval of Eastbelt crossroads,
interchanges, locations of service
See STATE, page 2
To Construct
ian' Base
LOS ANGELES M)-- Construc-
tion of the first underground site
for Titan missiles, designed to
reach Russia's heartland, is under'
way at Vandenberg Air Force Base
170 miles north of Los Angeles.
The United States Army Corps
of Engineers yesterday called for
bids for three silos, or deep pits,
to shelter the 90-foot Intercon-
tinental Ballistic Missiles.
Unofficial sources said the pits
have already been dug and the
bids, to be opened March 4, are
for pouring of concrete and in-
stallation of equipment.
Plans also call for two silos for
tracking antenna, a control center
and underground tunnels for men
and equipment.
The Titan facilities are expect-
ed to bring the interior of Russia
within range of the West Coast.

To Study
Prof. Lowell Kelly, chairman of
the psychology department, will
discuss the Counseling Study Re-
port with Student Government
Council tonight according to Mort
Wise, '59, SGC's executive vice-
Prof. Kelly, chairman of the
study committee, will outline the
study of counseling at the Univer-
sity and its recommendations and
interpret them, Roger Seasonwein,
'61, explained.
The purpose of Prof. Kelly's
visit will be two-fold, he said. It
will serve, first, to find out what
the Council thinks of the report
and, second, to stimulate campus-
wide discussion of its recommenda-
The Council will also probably
appoint its three members of the
'Council Plan Clarification Com-
mittee, Wise said. This committee
was recommended by the Univer-
sity Regents after they considered
the Council's appeal of the Sigma
Kappa action.
The appeal was to request the
Regents to lift the SGC Board in,
Review's stay of action on the
Council's decision to withdraw
recognition from Sigma Kappa
Also on the agenda is the
request to grant Alpha Kappa
Lambda fraternity colony status.
To gain colony status the fra-
ternity must present 1) a letter of
recognition from the AKL na-
tional fraternity, 2) a letter from
the president of the campus group.
saying they have no discriminatory
clauses, 3) a letter of approval
from the Interfraternity Council,
4) a letter from Dean Walter B.
Rea, dean of men, saying their
constitution contains no discrimi-
natory clauses and 5) a list of
officers and members of the pro-
posed colony.
Phil Zook, '60, chairman of the
Student Activities Committee
which makes recommendations to
grant recognition to activities, said
yesterday he had not received the
necessary letters and list.' '
The Council is scheduled to re-
ceive a report from the Educa-
tion and Student Welfare Com-
mittee on the SGC Forum and the
proposed visit of state legislators
'to the University later this spring.

Strikes, Riots
Erupt Daily
In All Areas
Smaller Arab State
Governments Strive
To Remain Neutral
BEIRUT (P)-A spreading fight
between two Arab rulers-Gamal
Nasser of the United Arab Repub-
lic and Abdel Kassem of Iraq-is
shaking the Middle East.
Clashes, strikes and demonstra-
tions are erupting all over the
area. They break out daily-in
Lebanon and Kuwait, in Iraq, Jor-
dan and in other smaller Arab
states. Caught in the middle, the
governments of these countries are
seriously worried. They are trying
to remain neutral.
Neither President Nasser nor
Premier Kassem has openly cha-
lenged the other. Their lieutenants
are adequately handling that job.
But there seems little doubt from
whom the orders come.
Arab nationalists supporting
President Nasser are stirring Arabs
to a searing hate of Premier
Kassem and his Iraq regime. They
are turning out one of the most
concerted propaganda campaigns
seen in the Middle East in a long
The Pro-Kassem elements, In-
cluding Communists, are outdis-
tanced and are striving to catch
up. Outside of Iraq, however they
have made small headway.
Just how long the small Arab
governments can stay out of the
growing quarrel between the two
big powers remains to be' seen.
In Lebanon, strikes against Pre-
mier Kassem are being staged by
supporters of President Nasser.
U.S. Rejects'
Missie j Bd
fense Department yesterday de-
fended its rejection of an Army
bid for money to produce Nike-
Zeus missiles, the weapon designed
to knock down enemy Intercon-
tinental Ballistic Missiles.
Assistant Secretary of Defense
W. J. McNeil said the Nike-Zeus
is not ready for production-as
some Army generals claim-but
development work on it is being
pushed hard.
"Every possible cent is being
spent to perfect it," he toldthe'.
Senate-House Economic Compmit-!:'
McNeil also defended the, Pen-
tagon's decision to continue turn-
ing out big bombers rather 'than
rely more on long-range missiles
for massive retaliation against
The tUnited States has "many
strings to our bow," he said.
Defense Department planning,
McNeil said, is based on staying
abreast of Russia over the long
pull plus a decent margin of
superiority. But, he said, this did
not mean the United States would
match Russia on every military
Virginia Town
Receives Order
To Integrate ,

RICHMOND, Va. (Am - A fourth
Virginia community - rural War-
ren county in the northwest -
was ordered yesterday by a Fed-
eral judge to open its white class-
rooms to 22 Negro pupils next
Even as United States District
Judge John Paul issued a Feb. 18
desegregation order for the re-
opening of closed Warren High at
Front Royal, the city of Alexan-
dria, 50 miles to the east, held ra-
cially mixed classes. in three
schools for the first time.
Alexandria followed the same
unwilling but peaceful and un-
eve'ntful pattern of school .de-

Veterans Trust Fund
Plan Hits New Obstacle

LANSING W) - Gov. G. Men
mortgage plan cleared its secon
immediately ran into a new obsta
"I believe the mortgage plan i
ing our cash crisis that has been s
"When the Legislature hasn'
up to its responsibility to the s


The news conference was tied in
rith Russia at many points.
President Eisenhower remarked
ith considerable vigor that he
rtainly would wait for a more
ficial and persuasive invitation
efore considering a visit to the
oviet Union. By tone and manner,
e made it clear he didn't think
uch of the language Russian
remier 'Nikita Khrushchev used
bout America and its leaders in a
peech in which Khrushchev also1
poke of anEisenhower visit.
In the economic field, the Presi-
ent rejected strongly any idea of
witching the emphasis to heavier
pending in this country in order
boost business and relieve wor-
es that the Russian economy is
rowing faster than America's.
uto Collisison
[ils Student

Scientists To Try ToSolve DishwashIng Problem
,Housewives can expect some relief in the near future from the -:':{
age-old drudgery of dishwashing.
Man's newest atomic research techniques will be called upon
in an effort to solve the mystery of the invisible "grease film" that
sticks to household dishes and utensils.
Mistakenly blamed on "soap stain" or "chemicals in the water," r%.
the slippery film refuses to come off utensils despite repeated wash-
ings. During the three-year project, four University scientists will
pool their knowledg to solve the mystery of the health hazard that $,{>f v "*'><':
has "plagued homemakers for years. ::<::::
Shields Bacteria ' .'' ' f #.~$ ~p

nen Williams' Veterans Trust Fund
d legislative hurdle yesterday but
s the only feasible method of meet-
o far produced," Gov. Williams said.
t a better program, it isn't facing
state and the people of Michigan
--- if they don't pass some-
A critical pass in the state's
staggering finances was expected
in about mid-February until last
week when big corporations
coughed up about 24 million dol-
lars in advance payment of taxes
due in the spring.
The pre-payment of taxes,
while alleviating conditions, chief-
ly had the effect of postponing
the day of reckoning until mid-
March or possibly even as late as
May 15.
The package of four trust fund
mortgage bills were voted out of
the Ways and Means committee
9 to 4, but without recommenda-
This means the bills lie inac-
tive - on the speaker's table -
until 56 votes are mustered to put
them on the calendar for debate.
On New Oard
Petitioning for the newly estab-
a .th 3 gnt R aions Bnoardnof

While the film itself is harmless, the danger lies in its ability
to trap and shield bacteria through repeated washings. Principal in-
vestigator on the project Edward H. Armbruster said ordinary house-
hold cleaning merely spreads the film over the surface and it is
impossible to remove.
The scientists will smear thousands of dishes with radioactive
bacteria and kitchen greases and then put them through ordinary
cleaning and washing processes. "Work on the dishwashing project
was scheduled to get under way several weeks ago but a delay in

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