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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom





Adenauer Claimsl

U.S. Sets

Vets' Fund Proposal Tabled;

No Policy Change
Explains Resignation as Chancellor
To Run for German Presidency
BONN (P)-Konrad Adenauer declared yesterday West Germany's
unbending policy toward negotiations with Russia will not be changed
"one iota" after he retires as Chancellor.
ie made it clear that he has no intention of becoming- a figure-
head presiden~t.
The 83-year-old leader spoke to a nationwide audience on his
decision to drop out as Chancellor and campaign for the less power-
ful post of president. Then he left for a month's vacation in Italy.
He shed little light on the reasons. for his decision Monday.
But he declared "with fullest emphasis" that the powers of presi-
dent "are far greater than is generally believed." He explained that
this decision "was designed to se-

Bretton Calls
Act Political
Chancellor Konrad- Adenauer's
decision to seek the presidency of
West Germany ma be related to
the realization that he couldn't
maintain his hold on the Chris-
tian Democratic party for the
next parliamentary session, Prof.
Henry L. Bretton of the political
science department explained.
Noting that this was a personal
opinion, Bretton added that 'Ade-
nauer is moving into the presi-
dency because he foresees a poli-
ical defeat." Part of this feeling
may be related to his failure to
promote successfully the nomina-
tion of Ludwig Erhard for the
presidency of the Bonn govern-
Not Hand Picked
He went on to say Erhard can-
not be described as a hand-picked
choice for Chancellor viewed in
the light of Adenauer's desire to
nominate the German economic
leader for a less influential posi-
Another factor sonsidered was
that of mounting opinion in the
country which opposed the often
uncompromising policies of the
West German leader. Besides the
opposition of the Socialists, Prof.
E Bretton noted that industrial and
Protestant elements in Adenauer's
own party hadn't entirely favored
his moves.
"His policies during the first 10
years of the Bonn Republic have
had a salutory effect on safe-
guarding the political integrity of
- West Germany," Prof. Bretton ex-
plained. Once the integrity had
been established, he went on, it
might have been wiser to lean a
little more toward compromise.
Views Attitude
"The stubborn attitude of the
West German leader must be
viewed ir another light, Prof.
Henry W. Nordmeyer, chairman
of the Germani languages and
literature department observed.
His immovable policies were very
important in holding back the
Russians,Prof. Nordmeyer added.
The tendencies of the Soviets
to aggrandize territory forced him
at the time to take his strong po-
i sition. The importance of this at-
titude cannot be underestimated,
he noted.
Commenting on the present
Chancellor's statement that he
would maintain a certain amount
of power in the less important role
as president, Prof. Bretton felt
that it would amount to influence
exerted in the Christian Demo-
cratic party. Influence in this case
-is related to Adenauer's position as
a cementing factor which holds
the party together, Prof. Bretton
Views Change
In his new and perhaps less in-
(luential position, Adenauer won't
try to press the influence factor
ttoo far, Prof. Bretton believes.
Viewing the possibility of policy
change, "the chances are that the
successor government will be more
flexible with regard to working
out practical arrangements be-
tween the two Germanies" Prac-
tical, in this situation, implies a
keener perception of the realities
of international politics, Prof.
Bretton continued.
Dwyer Unsure
About Recount

cure the continuity of our policies
for years to come."
Then he went on to declare that
West Germany's foreign policies
will not be changed now during
the forthcoming East-West con-
ferences on Berlin and Germany
this spring and summer, nor after
the new Chancellor takes over.
The powers of the West German
president are limited by the con-
stitution, and the office has been.
largely one of prestige and cere-
mony. The news that Adenauer
was shifting to the presidency
caused a loud buzz around the
world that West German policy
was going to take on a new look.
This speculation centered on two
points: that Adenauer induced his
Western allies to drop considera-
tion of some kind of loose confed-
eration of East and West Germany
as a start toward reunification,
and blocked a British advocacy of
a controlled thinning out of forces.
Ask Earlier
Print Date
Student Government Council
last night recommended that, the
schedule for final examinations be
printed in the time schedule at
the begiining of the semester.
In other action, the Council
changed its agenda, so that old
business is considered directly aft-
er the president's report.
Jo Hardee, '60, executive vice-
president, announced that peti-
tions for the vacant Council seat
are due by 6 p.m. tomorrow in the
SGC area of the Student Activi-
ties Bldg. Interviewing by a com-
mittee composed of SGC's execu-
tive committee, Al Haber, '60, and'
Jim Martens, '60, Interfraternity
Council president, will take place
from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
It was pointed out that the stu-
dents wished to know the final ex-
amination schedule when choos-
ing their courses so they would be
able to avoid having exam con-
flicts and having several exams on
the same day.
The report of the Education and
Student Affairs Committee, which
presented the data for the mo-
tion, stated that the people- con-
cerned with making up the ex-
amination schedule have been
contacted about , the proposed
change and that they saw no ob-
jection to it.
In member's time, Bobbie Maier,
'59, League president, Pat Mar-
thenke, '59, Assembly president
and Mary Tower, '59,' Panhellenic
president, for whom this was the
last meeting, made their 'farewell

Army Site
For City
United States Army officials
have decided to locate 'a $317,000
Army Reserve Training Center on
the University's North Campus, it
was announced yesterday.
Congressman George Meader
(R-Ann Arbor) said he has been
informed high-ranking Army of-
ficials that they will direct the
Detroit district of the United
States Army engineers to enter
negotiations with the University
for the purchase of the site.
The Army discussed possible
acquisition of land on North Cam-
pus with University officials "some
time ago," Wilbur K. Pierpont,
U n i v e r s i t y vice-president in
charge of business and finance,
said last night.
Buy 4.14 Acres
The Army plans to purchase a
4.14-acre site on North Campus
for the Reserve Training Building
and an additional one-and-one-
half acres for access roads.
Pierpont said "no particular site
has been selected yet. The Univer-
sity has an interest in the project
because of the possible joint use
of the facilities by reservists in
the area and from the University,"
he continued.
The Army plans to build the
center during the overnment's
fiscal year 1960, which begins July
1, 1959, Meader sad. Although the
Ann Arbor renter has been auth-
orized and the funds approved,
Congress must make the actual
appropriation. No delay is expect-
ed on this, officials disclosed.
Not Discussed
According to Pierpont, the mat-
ter has not yet been discussed
with the Regents, and therefore,
no definite plans for selling land
have been made.
The building contemplated will
be of "school type" construction
and will hold 200 reservists at one
In announcing the plan to pur-
chase the property on North Cam-
pus, the Army gave up a former
proposal to buy land on the
Washtenaw County Farm for its
The Army had been offered five
acres of land by the farm's Board
of Supervisors in June, 1957, and
at that time the North Campus
was described as the Army's "sec-
ond choice."
The center will contain 15,000
square feet of classrooms, orderly
and training rooms and will ac-
commodate 600 reservists on al-
ternating nights. Ann Arbor is one
of 42 cities in Michigan picked for
Reserve training centers. One was
recently completed in Jackson.
Report Plans
For Euro®pean
Security Pact
LONDON (P)-Plans for a new
East-West security system in Eu-
rope were reported yesterday to
have been circulated by the United'
States among its Allies.
There was no official confirma-
tion, but informants said a treaty
was envisaged that would be open
to every nation in Europe and
North America and would bind
each signer to help an fellow,
member against aggression.

Union Rally
Seeks Help
In Recession
5,000 delegates wound up an AFL-
CIO jobless rally yesterday with
a demandbthat the Democratic
Congress begin immediate con-
sideration of measures to restore
full employment to America.
The throng jamming the Na-
tional Guard Armory passed a
resolution saying Congress should
"wait no longer for Administration
leadership" in putting over meas-
ures to aid idle workers and spur
the over-all economy.
A series of speakers criticized
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
on grounds he is complacent in
the face of unemployment num-
bering 4,362,000.
Allude to Golf
There were allusions to Presi-
dent Eisenhower's golf playing and
a suggestion from a Pennsylvania
woman delegate, Mrs. Min Lurye
Matheson of Wilkes-Barre, that
President Eisenhower quit his
present Augusta, Ga., golfing vaca-
tion and inspect the jobless plight
first-hand in her home state.
Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.),
chairman of the Senate-House
Economic Committee, said he was
afraid President Eisenhower had
become insulated by "comfortable
bureaucrats and rich millionaires
who play golf and bridge with him
and let him shoot pheasants on
their estates . . . a captive of
hard-faced men who know exactly
what they want.''
One of the adopted resolutions
called on President Eisenhower to
re-evaluate the nation's domestic
Urge Session
m"We urge him to call into im-
mediate session," this resolution
said, "a conclave of leaders of
industry, labor, agriculture and
government, instructed to map a
program that will keep America at
work and abolish the suffering
caused by mass unemployment..
We know it can be done."
The delegates pledged to call
"meet the unemployed" meetings
in communities across the nation
to explain the problems of idle
workers and the need for more
employment opportunities.
Introduces Legislation
Senate Democratic Leader Lyn-
don Johnson of Texas told the
cheering delegates he had just
introduced legislation to create a
commission to study the gravity
of the unemployment problem andj
the actual need for more highway,
housing, airport and other public
works measures to buoy the econ-
The business-labor group, he
said, would hold meetings all over
the nation and make recommen-
dations in a 60-day period.
Sen. Johnson said economic-aid
proposals have been met with
threats of an Eisenhower veto andf
the only recourse is to "gather allf
the facts in the full light of dayc
and take them to the Americant
people for thier judgment." I

Team Plans Study of Moon Landing

A team of University scientists
has developed a method that may
provide the answer to whether man
can land safely on the moon.
A system for exploring the
moon's surface by means of a
radar-equipped satellite orbiting
around the moon was unveiled by
the University's radiation labora-
tory yesterday.
The data gatheredkwould repre-
sent a 'major break-through in
man's attempt to land on the
E"ditor Says
Fight Over
A semester-long split between
liberal and conservative Minne-
sota legislators over the "non-
political" selection of Regent
nominees ended Tuesday.
At a special joint meeting, the
Senate Education Committee and
the House Committee on Higher
Education drew up a slate of
candidates to fill the four avail-
able Regent posts, the editor of
the Minnesota Daily told The
Daily yesterday.
It will be submitted to a joint
session of the House and Senate
on Friday where it is expected to
Jbe- approved.
Legislature Selects
In the Minnesota Regent selec-
tion system, the Senate and House
committees draw up a slate of
candidates for Regents posts.
The list is then submitted to a
joint session of the Senate and
House in which they will either
approve it as it is, or make ap-
propriate changes. They may also
make nominations from the floor.
The split was the result of the
liberal House's refusal to meet
with the conservative Senate un-
til they were assured of one of
the four seats. They pointed out
that joint committee meetings in
the past have not resulted in
electing a liberal to the Board.
Compromise Results
The meeting resulted in a com-
promise between the two bodies.
The list of candidates comprise
three conservatives and one lib-
eral, the editor said. This slate of
four men will exactly fill the po-
sitions that are left open.
"Usually there are no 'party-
politics' involved in the selection
of Regent candidates," the editor
noted. But the president is retir-
ing this year and the Regents will
be the ones to select the new pres-
"If the factions had failed to
arrive at a single slate, there prob-
ably would have been no election
at all," the editor said. In such a
case, the Governor is empowered
to appoint successors to the seatsa
being vacated.

moon. A space rocket faces the
danger of sinking into the thick
layer of dust that scientists now
believe covers the entire crust of
the moon.
Study Dust Layer
The radar laboratory would be.
able to obtain information about
the depth of this sandy outer sur-
face as well as the contours of
craters and mountains. A series
of radar probes would tap the
moon's surface trying to locate an
adequate landing spot for asrocket.
Prof. K. M. Siegel of the elec-
trical engineering department and
head of the University's radiation
laboratory said future moon space
ships would be in danger of being
covered up completely by the fine
sand. Such a radar station would
be able to answer the vital ques-
tion of how and where to land on
the moon's surface, he said.
Research engineer W. E. Fensler
and associate research mathema-
tician T. B. Senior, both of the
electrical engineering department,
also participated in the study.
U.S. Hast Potential
Prof. Siegel said the United
States presently has the potential
to conduct the moon probe but
that additional experimentaI study
would have to come before the ac-
tual radar platform was launched.
The satellite, not much larger
than Russia's Sputnik III, would
be approximately 150 feet in length
and six feet in diameter.
The total weight of the orbiting
platform would be less than 4,000
Thervehicle would also carry a
nuclear power source to supply
three or four kilowatts of elec-
tricity to power the satellite dur-
ing its scanning operation of the
New Method Possible
Prof. Siegel said "it was too
early to know" whether a Uni-
versity announcement Monday of
a method for the direct conversion
of atomic energy into electricity
would be used in the vehicle. But
he quickly added that "it might."
The noted scientists said the or-
'Uion Head
jukebox operators surrendered to
the underworld when William
Bufalino, a sidekick of Teamsters
Union President James R. Hoffa,
took control of the Teamsters
jukebox local, Senate investigators
were told yesterday.
Witnesses testified that Bufalino
stepped into leadership of Local{
985 from a jukebox distributor
partnership with an alleged Mafia
narcotics trafficker.
Before the hearing, counsel
Robert F. Kennedy of the Senate
Rackets Committee renewed an
invitation to Hoffa to appear in
reply to any testimony reflecting
on him. -

biting satellite would transmit at
10 frequencies simultaneously.
"We would want to 'look' at the
same or almost the same area of
the moon's surface at each fre-
quency," he added.
The formal study report said
such a space observatory would
be uninfluenced by the earth's
atmosphere or constrained by the
earth's trajectory as such moon
probe studies are now.

. . outlines Socialist goals


Optimistic on Payments

r .,
'No Cure-All
The advent of socialism would
not necessarily mean the end of
the main problems facing the
United States, Prof. Irving S.
Howe of Brandeis University said
last night.
The noted socialist author and
critic said there would still be
major problems in education and
economic development, but that
socialism could resolve some per-
sistant problems in these fields.
Prof. Howe spoke before ,the Dem-
ocratic Socialist Club.
He cited the elimination of class
differences as a criterion for ob-
taining a college education as an
example of the kind of educational
problem socialism could solve.
No Direct Answer
But socialism would not provide
any direct answer to the more
serious question, "What is an ade-
quate education in an industrial
society," Prof. Howe said.
A major part of the present day
socialists task, and one which
might provide an answer to this
sort of question, Prof. Howe said,
is criticism of the moral aspects
of today's society.
Criticism similar to that made
of Detroit's "insolent chariots,"
and the organization man, should
be provided by the present-day so-
cialist, he said.
Moral Crisis Seen
Liberals and conservatives share
with the socialist the realization
that theresis a moral crisis in so-
ciety today he said. The socialist
differs, from the others, in de-
manding there be major changes
in the structure of economic so-
Just changing the structure of
society from capitalism to social-
ism is no guarantee that society
will be improved, Prof. Howe noted.
"There is always likely to be a
conflict between plan'ner's plans
and people's desires," he said.
Some of the guarantees that
would forstall such a conflict, he
said, would be continued rights of
democratic participation in gov-
ernment and the right of small
segments of society to strike
against society as a whole.
Students Riot
BALTIMORE (P) -About 300
Johns Hopkins University students
tossed water bombs, built bonfires
and blocked streets traffic last
I~ nih1

Needs Cash,
Must Meet
May Payroll
Hatcher Told Faculty'
They Would Receive
Regular Pay Checks
The State Senate Appropria-
tions Committee yesterday tabled
a proposal to use the Veteran's
Trust Fund to relieve the state's
cash crisis.
The proposal would have pro-
vided $50 million, of which the
University would have received
$14.3 million to fulfill the state's
payments through the fiscal year
ending June 30.
"We have to have a payment
each month," Vice-President in
Charge of Business and Finance
Wilbur K. Pierpont said last night.
He revealed the University expects
a payment from the state this
month to meet payrolls until ear-
ly May..
Payments Lag
The University has been paid
by the state only the money due
through part of January. Funds
are needed to meet the payroll In
May and State Treasurer Sanford
Brown has estimated the state
'will be bankrupt May 15 unless
quick cash is provided.
"I am hopeful and confident the
Legislature and state officials will
provide money. I think they'll find
a way," Pierpont said. "We've
been living from month to month
recently," he said of the Univer-
sity. "We'll just have to keep liv-
ing that way."
University President Harlan
Hatcher recently told the faculty
Ithey 'would continue to receive:
Stheir pay checks regularly. He told
the Senate committee last week a
state payment was needed to meet
the May payroll.
Table Proposal
The committee tabled a pro-
posal which would have liquidated
the Veteran's Fund and paid cash
Immediately to the University and
Michigan State University. The
House previously passed a bill to
allow the state universities to bor-
row funds using the trust fund
.bonds as collateral.
Sen. Edward Hutchinson (R-
Fennville) suggested the plan be
tabled until it was obvious the
state could not meet a payroll.
Sen. Hutchinson said he was not
convinced there was any cash
Gov. G. Mennen Williams, other
state officials and House members
of both parties have termed pas-
sage of the Veteran's proposal "es-
Michigan State University has
claimed it will not be able to meet
its April 27 payroll without cash
from the Veteran's Fund or other
money from the state. No other
proposal for cash is now being
considered in the legislature.
World News
(Round up
By The Associated Press
MFICQ CITY-Russia offered
yesterday to help underdeveloped
nations by lending them money at
low rates, selling machinery on
long-term deals and providing
technicians free.
A Soviet delegate also declared
that ┬░poverty and underdevelop-

ment in most areas was the fault
of colonial powers.
, , *
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is
reported determined to press for
East-West agreement at Geneva
on a treaty to end nuclear weapons
The report was given out by a
Ireliable sources yesterday as a
description of the United States
position as Ambassador James J.
Wadsworth prepared to leave for
Geneva to resume talks Monday

HarrisonDiscusses Comedy in Lively 'Volpone'

"Anyone who goes to see it will be astonished at the liveliness of
it," Prof. G. B. Harrison of the English department remarked of Ben
Jonson's famous comedy, "Volpone."
Ann Arbor theatre-goers can decide the truth of this for them-
selves at the speech department's Playbill production of "Volpone,"
opening at 8 p.m. today and continuing through Saturday at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
"Most people consider 'Volpone' as Jonson's greatest work," the
English professor, an authority on Elizabethan drama, reported. "I'm
not sure that it isn't," he added drily.
Depicts Human Folly
Jonson firmly believed that all literature was intended "to do
something," Prof. Harrison continued. His purpose in his comedies was
to depict human folly. Although in his earlier works he dealt with
campus-type humor-foolery-"Volpone" is concerned with pure vice.
The play is based upon the theme that everyone has his price, he
related. The lawyer, Voltore, the old dotard, Corbaccio, and the typi-
cally jealous Italian husband, Corvino, each attempt to gain Volpone's
estate. but are thwarted by his parasite. Mosca. '


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