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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom
VOL. LXIX, No. 132
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1959
Ann Arbor Helps Busses,
Hires New Urban Planner
By THOMAS TURNER
Ann Arbor's outgoing City Coun-
cil relieved one long-term problem
and eliminated another last night,j
voting $2,100 to the struggling bus
company and hiring a city planner
after seven months without one.
Ann Arbor Transit, Inc., has
paid for gasoline and oil over its
25-month span of operations, it
was pointed out and in addition
has paid for garage service. Last
night's financial aid came in the
form of a city refund of excessive
The $2,100 will enable the bus
company to continue school and
city buses until June 'and give the
company and the city a chance to
reach a long-term solution.
Audience Suggestion Heard
During audience time near the
meeting's end, Elias Vilicides, of
Ann Arbor rose and told the Coun-
cil "the only lasting'solution to the
bus problem is outright municipal
He noted the inter-relation of
the bus problem with traffic and
parking problems, and told the
Council it must be prepared to lose
some money on buses since people
rely on them for standby service.
Prof. Joiner replied by pointing
out to Vilicides the failure two
years ago of a referendum on set-
ting up- a city-owned bus system.
The Council voted unanimously
to appoint as Planning Director.
Robert M. Leary, currently en-
gaged in similar work with the
Port of New York Authority.
Leary will receive $9,246 starting
salary, and will begin work here
the first week in May.
Not having a Planning- Director
had caused the Planning Commis-
sion to stall on a number of~pro-
jects, according to commission-u
member Florence R. Crane, Second,
Ward Republican Councilman.
Last night's meeting also mark-
ed tle departure of four Council
members, three of them members
of the University staff.
After Two Years .
'Ann Arbor's mayor, Prof. Samuel
J. Eldersveld of the political sci-
ence department, is leaving after
two years' service. A Democrat, he
is being replaced with newly-
elected Republican Cecil 0. Creal.
Creal will be sworn in at 4 p.m.
today in the Council chambers,
Also leaving the Council are M.
Alicia Dwyer of the business- ad-
ministration school, First Ward
Democrat; Prof. Charles W..Join-
er of the Law School, Third Ward
Democrat; and Carl A., Brauer,
Fifth Ward Republican. ;
MC OFFICERS-Inter-House Council Praesidium elected new
officers last night. They are (front row) Boyd Conrad, executive
vice-president; Boren Chertkov, president; (back row) Lawrence
Fenton, treasurer; Charles Sheffer, administrative vice-president;
and Theodore Solitman, secretary.
Council Elects Chertkov,
Conrad To Officers
By The Associated Press
Fighting has broken out be-
tween Tibetan rebels and Chinese
Communist forcs in Tsinghai and
Sikang provinces on Tibet's fron-
tier, press reports said yesterday.
The Times of India said rebels
had cut off Chamdo, deep in Si-
kang Province on the main sup-
ply road between China proper
and Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.
"Chamdo is like an island pro-
tected by the Chinese garrison,",
said the Times' correspondent in
Gangtok, capital of the princely
state of Sikkim between India and
Rebels Fight Chinese
The correspondent said rebels
also were fighting Chinese in the
Amdo area of Tsinghai Province,
birthplace of Tibet's self-exiled
Authoritative sources on Na-
tionalist China's Formosa esti-
mated 200,000 tribesmen were
fighting the Chinese Communists
in Sikang Province and the bor-
der area province of Szechwan.
"Reports of vast troop move-
ments in central Tibet reach here
almost daily," the Gangtok re-
porter wrote. He added that in
addition to calling up reinforce-
ments the Chinese are trying to
draft Tibetans into the battle
against the rebels.
Dalai Lama Can Stay
Meanwhile, the Indian delegate
to the United Nations announced
that the Dalai Lama can stay in
India as long as he wants.
Ambassador Chandra Jha said
that followed from the fact the
Tibetan leader had been wel-
comed in India.
'We Won't Advise'
"It's not for us to advise the
Dalai Lama what to do," the Am-
bassador sadi. "It's not for us to
catapult him back into China or
keep him in India. It's to our in-
terest to see that the international
situation will not get very much
The fugitive Dalai Lama was
proceeding by horseback along his
placid way toward Tezpur, in
Meets at 'U
The annual national meeting of
the American Oriental Society
opened here yesterday morning.
A symposium on the uses of
writing was led by professors
whom Prof. George Cameron of
the Near Eastern studies depart-
ment called "four of the most
brilliant men in the field of Orien-
Prof. Leo Oppenheim of the
University of Chicago said that
the main uses of writing in the
Ancient Near East were for re-
cording administrative and schol-
arly data for future use, for com-
municating data in the form of
letters and royal edicts and for
various ceremonial purposes alien
to the Western tradition.
Prof. Franz Rosenthal of Yale
University spoke of the sacred
character and remarkable beauty
of the writing of the Islamic Near
The Indian tradition of oral
transmission of literary works
from century to century was ex-
plained by Prof. Paul Thieme, also
of Yale 1
By THOMAS KABAKER
Boren Chertkov, '60, was elect-
ed president of the Inter-House
Council last night in a second bal-
lot 12 to 10 vote of quadrangle
Boyd Conrad, '61, was chosen
executive vice-president, , while
Charles Sheffer, '61, was elected
Others elected were Lawrence
Wed in Japan,
TOKYO (A') -A winsome, ath-
letic Japanese girl yesterday mar-
ried Japan's Crown Prince Akihi-
to, and some day she will sit on
the throne as his Empress.
Their wedding broke a tradi-
tion that had held for 26 cen-
turies against marriage of a com-
moner into the monarchy.
The bride, Michiko Shoda,
daughter of a rich flour miller,
became by marriage a full-fledged
nember of royalty. She is 23 years
old. Akihito met hei on a -tennis
Fenton, '62, treasurer, and Theo-
dore Soltman, '61E, secretary.
C h e r t k p v defeated William
Fehlberg, '60E, and James Claffey,
'60, in his bid for the position. On
the first ballot, none of the candi-
dates received a majority vote,
and Claffey, having the lowest
total, was dropped.
In his campaign speech,. Chert-
kov called for an end to rivalries
between houses and quadrangles.
He told the presidents he favored
utilizing the potentialities of
qua d r a n g l e s, and mentioned
bringing counselors from the lit-
erary college into the dormitories
as an example.
Chertkov also called for an or-
ientation system which would be
more quadrangle directed. He
said that as long as the men would
be spending at least tlieir first
year in the quadrangles, it would
be easier for them to adjust and
meet the men in their houses if
orientation were residence hall
He . also called for increased
power for the business managers
of the individual residence halls.
Chertkov said difficulties arose
when moves had to be checked
with a central office.
Says Vets' Fund Essentia
To Money Crisis Solutior
PROF. GEORGE GRASSMUCK
Calls Isla m
By KENNETH McELDOWNEY
With the sum of its total parts,
Islam is a potential strong force
in Asian politics, Prof. George
Grassmuck of the political science
department said last night.
This potential still remains,
though it is often overshadowed
by more active forces of the
world, he said. Considering only
the large numbers of Muslims in
Asia, Islam is a strong political.
force, Prof. Grassmuck continued.
He spoke at a meeting of the
Muslim Students Association.
Unfortunately, he noted, there
is no single Islamic bloc in sight
at the present time, for many dif-
ferent factors will prevent its
forming in the near future.
One concerns the various types
of sects found in Asian countries.
Combined with the greater em'-
phasis on other political values
any large bloc has been prevented
from forming, he said.
Even the geographical structure
of Islamic Asia with its mountains,
peninsulas and islands make
forming tight alliances difficult.
Now the Islamic states are
fairly evenly divided between
those who are neutral and those
who favor the West, he said. The
problems of those countries who
are trying to stay between the
United States and Russia are very
similar to the person listening to
a stereophonic record, he com-
mented. If someone moves one of
the speakers; the listener also has
to move to keep the same posi-
tion, he said.
If the Islamic bloc can be
strengthened it will not be neces-
sary for these countries to switch
policies continually as the United
States and Russia make political
moves, Prof. Grassmuck said.
Formerly, he explained, the
leaders thought merely of diplo-
matic negotiations at the higher
levels among elite groups. Now
there is more consideration for
education and relationships with
TO ANNOUNCE OTHERS:
Panhel Board .Elects
Panhellenic Association yester-
day elected Mary Wellman, '6OEd.
as president on ballots cast by its
Board of Delegates and Executive'
Succeeding Mary Tower, '59, as a
the organization's president, Miss
Wellman will head a slate of offi-
cers to be announced on Monday
at League Installation Night.
Noting a decline in the empha-
sis placed upon scholarship due to
the pressure of activities, Miss
Wellman will attemjt to coordin-
ate scholarship and activities
within the individual houses dur-
ing her stay in office.
"I consider it a privilege to bes
able to work closely with the
house presidents," she declared.
Their link with their houses is
all-Important, since "Panhel is
its members."ar... :.:
Miss Wellman has been a mem- MARY WELLMAN
ber of the Alpha Phi Executive ,...new Panhel head
Council and has served this past
year as chairman of rushing
counselors. During this time she IranRevolt
worked closely with the League
and with Assembly Association,
serpre."I've got a lot of learning to do Imiprobable,
and am willing and enthusiastic,"
Miss Wellman said. "I have a sin-
cere interest and belief in what -Ardalan
Panhel does and I have wonder-
ful people to work with," she
added. By JOAN KAATZ
Iran's continuous and stable
conditions prevent the possibility
of an internal rebellion similar to
Wolverines that of Iraq, Ambassador Ali Gholi
Ardalan from Iran said at a press
D rop O pener Iraq's internal problems are ul
likethose of Iran and it is a mis-
yake to compare them. External
By TOM WITECKI threats are not likely to divide
A pair of sparkling sophomores Iran, but to bring people closer
ruined Michigan's baseball home together, he continued.
opener yesterday as they combined The Communist Tudeh party of
efforts to lead the University of Iran has been outlawed,he added,
Detroit to -a 9-3 win before some and even the communization of
250 fans at Ferry Field. Iraq is not likely to affect Iran.
The hitting of yearling Art Support Shah
Spagnuola and the pitching of his The Shah is not the only pro-
classmate,. Gary Mettie was just Western force in Iran. His policies
too much for a Michigan team that have the support of most of the
fielded several fine sophomores of people, Ardalan said. He cited the
its own. Shah's land development program
Rallying for three runs in the which will increase the incomes of
last of the fourth to tie the score the peasant class. The land-own-
at 3-3, the Wolverines appeared to ing class understands the benefits
be engaged in a close contest until of this program, and has not ob-
Spagnuola's big bat began Uom- jected, he said.
ing. He described Iran as the "land
In the top of the fifth he came of the future" which when de-
tot the plate with Dick Daguanno veloped will help bring the Middle
on third and Roney Klemens on Eastern countries together. Iran
second, the results of a double, a desires collaboration and good re-
walk and a throwing error by Wol- lations with the Arab states to
verine pitcher Bob Stabrylla. He keep tensions down, he said.
promptly laced a line drive down Conflicts such as Nasser's attack
the left field line that gave him on Iraq should not influence the
his ,first two RBI's. various nations' coordination of
In the seventh Spagnuola drove development programs, he added.
Daguanno home from second with Favors Pact
another line single. And in the Iran favors the new bilateral
ninth he dispelled any notions of military pact with the United
a last-ditch Michigan rally. With lace th United satesina d will
Daguanno and Klemens on base plimentary partnership" with
once again, he picked off another the Baghdad Pact. This new agree-
of Stabrylla's pitches and blasted ment will not affect Iran's exports
it far over the left field fence, t Russia, he added.
bringing hisM RBI t sageThe recent old production agree-
SeeMC A Per an with Tiv. Canar
By DAVID BLOOMGARDEN
"I'm striving to get the traffic
off the streets' of Ann Arbor in
the shortest possible time," State
Sen. Lewis C. Christman (R-Ann
Arbor) commented in explaining
his resolution adopted by the Sen-
The proposal which the Senate
affirmed, called upon the Sate
Highway Department to' again
investigate its plans for by-
passing Ann Arbor.
Cuts Route Costs
The Senator noted that current
State Highway Department .plans
for taking Route 23 around Ann
Arbor to the east would cost be-
tween $10,000,000 and $11,000,000.
This proposed limited access ex-
pressway would be 10 miles long.
"Bt"he continued, "traffic
flow couldbe handled more expe-
ditiously and for 6Y2 million dol-
lars less by constructing a North-
belt expressway." This three and
one-half miles long road would
extend from Route 23 on the
north and join Route 12 on the
Construction Time Advantage
Another advantage in the build-
ing of the Northbelt is in con-
struction time. The highway
which would be built around the
northwestern part of Ann Arbor
could be finishedrin a year and a
half," said Sen. Christman. "The
Eastbelt would take about four
years to complete."
I. Y --r - -
h.'ree Officials Appointed
TO Accreditation Agency
By (SUSAN HOLTZER
Three University officials have been appointed to the newly-
formed committee to study the possible transfer of high school
accreditation from the University to a state agency.
The three are James A. Lewis, Vice-President for Student Affairs;
Kent Leach, Director of the University's Bureau of
which is presently in charge of accreditation; and
Anderson of the education school,
who chairs the Michigan State
Committee of the North Central CONTRO
Association of Colleges and Sec-
itation agency handling the state
of Michigan. The 15-member com-
mittee was appointed by Lewis and
Lynn W. Bartlett, Superintendent
of Public Instruction. It will hold
its first meeting May 6 in Bart- :
Connected to Report
The stuy onnec eted with the """' # "'
Russell Report on Higher Educa-
tion, which recommended that
"the Legislature transfer the func-
tion of supervising and accrediting
of high schools . . . to the State-
Board of Education and the State
Department of Public Instruction,
with a corresponding transfer of
funds needed to operate this sere-
Prof. Lester W.
'chitect Frank Lloyd Wright Dies
Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the world's most famous and contro-
versial architects is dead.
The work of Wright, who died in Phoenix, Ariz. yesterday after
an intestinal operation, will exert tremendous influence on architec-
ture but will never be copied, Dean Philip N. Youtz of the architec-
ture college remarked.
Wright, 89 years old, died after a stormy career of originality
in design and controversy with his fellows of whom he said "the
only thing wrong with architecture is architects."
Awarded Gold Medal
In spite of his criticisms of his colleagues and his inconsistencies,
Wright was awarded a gold medal by the American Institute of
Architects in 1948 for distinguished service to the profession.
Among Wright's more famous buildings are the Imperial Hotel in
Tokyo, the Price Tower, Bartlesville, Okla., and the unfinished Gug-
genheim Museum in New York.
One of Wright's untried proposals was to build a mile high, 510
story building on the Chicago, Ill., lakefront. Characteristically,
The Russell Report report was
originally commissioned by the
State Legislature to study prob-