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VOL. LXIX, No. 129
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1959
EASY VICTOR - Republican Cecil O. Creal (center) is con-
gratulated by city Republican chairman Norman Randall and
r Mrs. Creal following his election last night as Ann Arbor's mayor.
/. CrealGO Wi
In City lecti on
McKercher, Aquinto, Nielsen Defeat
Incumbents; Crane, Keebler Win
By PETER DAWSON
The Republican Party won .the mayoralty and all five City Coun-
cil seats up in yesterday's Ann Arbor election.
Cecil 0. Creal defeated Democrat Lloyd M. Ives in the race for
mayor, 6,728 to 5,107, winning all of the city's five wards and 16 of
20 precincts. Creal got 57 per cent of the votes cast.
Harold J. McKercher won the First Ward Council seat from in-
cumbent Alicia Dwyer, 642 to 640. Miss Dwyer said early this morn-
The State Senate will receive a
plan this week to mortgage the
Veteran's Trust Fund and produce
$50 million to fill the empty state
The bill, which is expected to
be released by the Appropriations
Committee today or tomorrow,
would provide for mortgaging the
Fund and allowing the University
and Michigan State University to
borrow against-the bonds held by
The University would be able to
borrow $14.3 million to meet its
payrolls until June by this plan.
Currently the University has as-
surance of cash for payrolls only
until May 1.-
Has Passed House
The House of Representatives
has already approved the mort-
Sen. Elmer Porter (R-Bliss-
field), chairman of the Appropri-
ations Committee, said the vote to
release the measure would be
close. Members of the committee
have proposed the alternate
scheme of liquidating the fund
and providing cash immediately,
with thefund to be rebuilt with
cigarette, tax revenue by 1971.
Senate majority leader Frank
D. Beadle (R-St. Clair) proposed
the liquidation plan. He said li-
quidation will provide only $43
million in cash but that it will
provide funds immediately.
"We can't afford to lose $7 mil-
lion," Sen. Porter declared.
Representatives of the Univer-
sity appeared before the commit-
tee Thursday to explain the cur-
rent financial situation in Ann
Arbor. Vice-President in Charge
of Business and Finance Wilbur
K. Pierpont told the committee
the state would be $14.3 million!
behind in its payments to the
University by the end of the fiscal
year June 30.
He . said using the veteran's
bonds as collateral would be
"feasible from the legal and fi-
nancial point of view."
Tells 'U' Position
University President Harlan
Hatcher said the University would
favor "any plan to provide the
necessary funds." The Regents
adopted this as their position on
the Veteran's Fund at their
President Hatcher added he was
"willing to go along with what-
ever plan is sounder," liquidation
or mortgaging of the Fund.
Michigan State University Pres-
ident John A. Hannah told the
committee MSU has no money
with which to meet its payroll
Several senators have denied;
the existence of a cash problem
at all. Sen. John P Smeekens (R-
Coldwater) termed the current
situation a "phony crisis."
Starts Tr i
University Preside'nt Harlan
Hatcher flew to New York last
night on the first step of his six-
week tour of the Soviet Union.
President Hatcher will head a
six-man delegation to study higher
education in Russia, particularly
in non-scientific fields.
He will fly to London today
where the entire delegation will
assemble for the tour. Lyle M. Nel-
son, director of University rela-
tions and a member of the delega-
tion, is currently in London await-
ing the rest of the group. The
delegation will leave London Fri-
day for the first stop in the sched-
uled itinerary. They will talk to
higher ,education officials and ob-
serve schools in session in Moscow
The tour, which will bring them
back to Moscow on April 30, will
include visits to Tpilisi, Tashkent,
Novo Sibirsk and Irkutsk. A second
tour will take the mission to Kiev
May 2 and Leningrad May 6.
The delegation will yisit Warsaw,
Vienna and Paris on the return
trip, which will bring them back
to Ahn Arbor May 19.
President Hatcher said he will
make a report to the student body
on his trip sometime in May..
In Hol ywood
By The Associated Press
HOLLYWOOD-"Gigi," the hit
pi-oduction by the authors of "My
Fair Lady," swept nine Oscars, one
short of the all-time record of
"Gone With the Wind," at the 31st.
presentation of Academy awards
Susan Hayward, the condemned
Barbara Graham of "I Want To
Live," and David Niven, the dis-
honest army officer of "Separate
Tables," won Oscars as the best
movie star performers of 1958.
Burl Ives, tough old Western
patriarch of "The Big Country,"
and Wendy Hiller; lovelorn hotel
manager' of "Separate Tables,"
'New WSU Status Passed;
Detroit Given School Aid
By the Associated Press
Wayne State University, scheduled to become a state university
in July, appeared headed toward much-sought constitutional status
at 3:30 a.m. today.
At the same time, six Democrats, backed by a strong Wayne
County vote, led the field for six positions on the newly-created WSU
Board of Governors.
If the proposal goes through, the Detroit school would join the
ing that she is considering asking
for a recount but is not sure.
In the second ward, incumbent
Florence R. Crane defeated Wil-
liam K. Marshall, 1,347 to 508.
Henry V. Aquinto won the Third
Ward seat, beating Robert G. Fa-
ber, 1,721 to 1,234.
George A. Keebler kept his
Fourth Ward Council seat, de-
feating Ted J. Heusel, 1,327 to 853.
In the Fifth Ward, 'Republican
Bent F. Nielsen defeated Demo-
drat Weston E. Vivian, 1,543 to
In perfect voting weather, the
turnout was *53 per cent of the
city's 22,393 registered voters.
In his victory statement, Creal,
former City Council president, said
"I feel very proud that the people
of Ann Arbor have placed their
confidence in me.
"I certainly will do my very best
to carry out my ideas of being a
good hnayor for them. It's my
philosophy that the government
should be* for the people and
should express their will. I think
my victory is due to the very fine
organization and people that
worked on my behalf."
Ives, who will serve out the re-
maining half of his two-year
Council term, said, "We're sorry,
to lose, naturally, but we're proud
of the kind of campaign we car-
ried on. We think we campaigned
on issues. I wish Cecil Creal well."
Outgoing Mayor, Prof. Samuel
Eldersveld of the political science,
department, expressed "surprise
and disappointment" at the Demo-
cratic defeat. He praised the "tre-
mendous Republican organization."
University and Michigan State U
Ann Arbor's bus service, sched-
uled to end Saturday, may con-
tinue at least until June on a non-
Officials of Ann Arbor Transit,
Inc whose stockholders voted
April 2 to discontinue operations,
met with city officials yesterday
in the office of Ann Arbor's mayor,
Prof. Samuel J. Eldersveld of the
political science department.
No details of the plan coming
out of the meeting were an-
nounced, but bus firm coordinator
John W. Rae confirmed yester-
day that both city and school
service would continue on a tem-
porary basis if the plan is ap-
proved, giving time to work out a
possible permanent solution.
Ann Arbor Transit last month
reported a deficit of $21,540 run
up in the 25 months since the local
firm replaced Great Lakes Grey-
hound Lines as Ann Arbor's bus1
The meeting yesterday was con-
cerned with the short-term exten-
sion until June, rather than dis-
cussion of a long-term solution.
F 'und Drive
The University has launched a
campaign to raise $2 million for
James C. Zeder, Chrysler Corp.
vice-president and chairman of
the fund campaign committee, re-
ported the original funds raised to
establish the fund in 1948 are
nearly exhausted. Zeder explained
that $2 million would finance the
Project's operation for five more
Also on the committee are Earl
Cress, president of Ann Arbor
Trust Co.; Halsey Davidson, vice-
president of Campbell-Ewald Ad-
vertising; Andrew Kucher, vice-
president of Ford Motor Co.;
George Parker, vice-president of
the National Bank of Detroit;
Raymond Perring, president of the
Detroit Bank and Trust Co.; and
Dean Ralph Sawyer of the gradu-
ate school, Prof. Fred Black of en-
gineering and business adminis-
tration schools, Alan MacCarthy,
director of the Development Coun-
cil, and Lyle M. Nelson, director of
niversity as state schools sharing
constitutional status, ,iith one
limitation: Wayne would be forced
to present annual detailed ac-
counts to the state legislature,
which its sister schools at Ann
Arbor and East Lansing do not do.
Wayne, created by the legisla-
ture, is winding up a three year
transition period from city uni-
versity to state institution. Two
six-year, four-year and two-year
terms were open on the school's
Dearborn voters rejected a
charter amendment which would
'have provided a 25 per cent in-
crease in the salaries of city police-
men. The vote was 18,831 to 13,704.
The rejection vote followed the
lead of Mayor Orville L. Hubbard,
who strongly opposed the pay raise.
Dearborn voters turned out in
School Crisis Eased.
Detroit voters passed both a
school bonding proposal and one
calling for increased taxation for
schools. The tax raise passed 134,-
547 to 80,448 (975 of 1,317 districts
reporting). It will meet rising
operating costs' and pay for one-
third of needed new schools.
The bond issue, open only to
taxpayers and their spouses, was
passing 89,418 to 67,248 at the
same point last night. The $60
million provided will pay the re-
maining two-thirds of school con-
Supreme Court justices George
Edwards and John D. Voelker
building up commanding leads in
Wayne County and comfortable
margins outstate, were virtually
assured of reelection last night.
With 1,042 of 5,182 precincts re-
porting, Edwards was running two-
to - one ahead of his nearest
challenger, William H. Baldwin.
Edwards had polled 86,191 votes,
Baldwin 43,814, in the non-par-,
Edwards and Voelker, nominees
of the Democratic State Conven-
tion, both were shooting for their
first, full eight-year terms. Bald-
win, an Oakland County attorney,j
was a Republican nominee.
Voelker Margin High
Voelker piled up 73,679 votes
to 36,874 for the other GOP nom-'
inee, Maurice F. Cole, and 34,7531
for Kenneth W. Cole, a Prohibition
Edwards led Baldwin 55,408 to
33,896 with 667 outstate precincts
reporting and 30,783 to 9,918 on
the basis of returns from 375;
Wayne County precincts.
It appeared Edwards' final mar-
gin might hit or top 200,000 if
the early trend held up.
Reimer Van Til, Holland Re-
publican, breezed to an easy vic-
tory yesterday in a special election
for a vacancy in the Ottawa Coun-
ty Legislative District.
.. . leads ticket
Matth aei Se con(
Neither Party Claiming ictory
For Two Board Seats at 2:30 A.
Democrat William K. (Sam) McInally led the field
four Regent candidates in a race undecided at 2:45 a.m. t
He led with 334,935 votes, followed by Republican Fr
erick C. Matthaei's 330,178 votes, with 2,789 of the stal
5,182 precincts reporting.
Republican Ann Timmons Burgess was third with 3114
while Democrat Ellis Wunsch trailed with 303,885. No can
date or party claimed election as of 2;30 a.m.
Mrs. Burgess praised the large vote and said she belie
this was encouraging for the Republicans. She commeni
that whoever won the contest?
"could dedicate themselves to
the University and higher ed-
ucation in the state.
Matthaei expressed the hope
that the newly-elected Regents
would forget part alignments and
"think first of their jobs as Uni-
Democratic headquarters wouldtr -
not release a statement on the
The Regents elected yesterday-
will take office Jan. 1.
The Board currently is divided
with four Republicans and four -t
Washtenaw County results with
60 of the 72 precincts reporting at
2:30 a.m. showed Matthaei leading
with 14,512 votes, followed by Mrs.
Burgess with 12,689, McInally with
10,109 and Wunsch with 9,497.
In answer to The Daily preelec- PROF ST.ThWEtIANI)
tion questionnaire, McInally said «. of law school
he opposed substantial tuition
raises. He called the philosophy ,
behind making the student pay
the full cost of his education at
the University "inmicable to the >.*.
welfare of all higher education."
Favors Current Ratio
In a preelection statement to
The Daily, 'Matthaei said he was
in favor of the current in-state,
out-state student ratio. He also
favored a "practical rate" of Uni-
versity expansion, saying there
was no foreseeable limit to the
size of the University.
Mrs. Burgess said she favored
"controlled expansion" of the Uni-
versity in a pre-election statement
to The Daily.
Opposes Tuition Jumps
Wunsch opposed substantial
tuition increases in a statement
to The Daily before the election.
"We cannot afford to disregard
this most critical resource - PROF. WIILEY
brains," he said. .dies pt 77
McInally is a former teacher
turned lawyer-banker and has
practiced law im Jackson 'snee a hak .
1933. He is a graduate of Eastern
Michigan College and the Detroit
College of Law. He is married and
has two daughters.
Matthaei graduated from the
University in 1914 and has re- Two professors emeritus of
ceived honorary degrees from the University died over the Ea
University, Wayne State Univer- hldy
city, and Cleary College, Ypsilanti.prfemitsEonRadSp
The Detroit industrialist who Prof. emeritus Edson Read S
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...in second place
By PHILIP POWER
Last night the Student Govern-
ment Council Plan Clarificationj
Committee held its first meeting
open to the public.
The Committee, created for the
purpose of re-examining the SGC
Plan, heard a student proposal
for tentative discussion submitted
by Ron Gregg, '60, new Council
The proposal's maj or 'departure
from the old plan suggested that
the Board of Review be abolished
as a review agency for the deci-
sions of SGC, and the veto power
of the president of the University
substituted for it.
Could Delegate Veio
The president's veto could be
delegated by him to any other
member of the administration he
Gregg also proposed a tentative
committee, to be composed of
faculty members, administration
and representatives of the Coun-
cil which- would discuss topics on
SGC's agenda before the Council
acted on them.
This, he said, would give the
administration and faculty, the
opportunity to contribute their
thinking and suggestions to SGC
on issues which affected them be-
fore a final decision was reached.
Faculty Air Views
The faculty members presented
their own statement on the SGC
Plan for purposes of discussion.
The proposal noted that "the
essential ambiguity in the present
SGC Plan seems to have origin-
ated in the use of powers delegat-
ed to the Board in Review."
Two alternatives were offered
for discussion of the plan.
There could be either a "Broad
delegation of powers with a me-
chanism for adequate protection
of the equities of other segments
of the University."
Or there could be a narrower
area of jurisdiction given the
Council, with a lesser need for re-
Discussion remained in the pre-
1iminR.v c.40 O'D *with c av #...41
3:15 A.M., VOTE'
The totals with 3,081 pre-
cincts reporting were: McInally,
376,429; Matthaei, 354,277;
Wunsch, 341,559; Burgess, 331,-
lives in Ann Arbor is a member
of several civic committees. He is
the father of two sons.
Active in City
Mrs. Burgess, a 1936 University
graduate with honors in political.
science, has been active in civic
Wunsch obtained his bachelor's
and master's degrees from the
WASHINGTON (M)-The United
States fired a double-barreled re-
!i4eftion f Sonvietc ahres af iI
aeriana, or he, niversit j
School, died Sunday, March 2
Nationally known for his'
on civil procedure reform,
Sunderland served on the Uni
sity faculty 43 years prior to
retirement in 1944.
He was president of the Ass
tion of American Law Sch
chairman of the-National Con
ence of Judicial Councils an
member of the U:S. Supreme C
Advisory Commission for dra-
rules of procedure for ed,
Prof. Sunderland wrote abou
books and 130 articles. In 1953
American Bar Association
lished his "History of the Am
can Bar Association and
Professor emeritus of Ger
Norman L. Willey, 77 years
died Tuesday, March 31, at
University Medical Centerfoll
ing a lengthy illness.
Prof. Willey had suffered
some time with cancer. nImed
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