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President Delays
Report on Dulles
Administration Heads Pessimistic,
Expect- Secretary 'To Resign Shortl.y
WASHINGTON (P)-President Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday
delayed a decision on John Foster Dulles' future as Secretary of State.
Doctors meanwhile will make an effort to check Dulles' cancer
by new medical treatment.
Most Administration leaders were gloomy about the prospects
that Dulles could win his fight. They expected he would resign shortly,
perhaps within a comparatively few days.
Concern in Congress
Dulles' condition aroused immediate concern in Congress about
who will represent the United States at the Foreign Ministers meeting

Vanguard Firing Attempt Fail

Launch Discoverer



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in Geneva -May 11. Sen. George'
Aiken (R-Vt.) said that unless
Dulles is able to resume full time
work by that date, "I would expect
-he should resign."
"I don't thinkthe country can
go on and on without an active
head of the State Department,"
Sen. Aiken said.
He was saying in effect that an
acting secretary could not stand
on an equal footing at Geneva
with the ministers of the Soviet
Union and the Western Allies of
the United States. ,
Ike Silent
Pres. Eisenhower, who is re-
ported very worried about Dulles'
illness, gave no clue to the future
after a 45-minute visit with Dulles
at Walter Reed Army Hospital
The 71-year-old Secretary, worn
,and haggard, returned to the hos-
pital Sunday after cutting short a
rest stay in Florida.
During his Florida visit, Dulles
apparently failed to regain the.
strength he had when }he was a
full time architect and champion
of Administration foreign policy,
a post he has filled for six years.
The White House announced
after tres. Eisenhower's visit to
the hospital that Dulles would re-
main there -for some days for
additional medical observation and
new treatment.
In yesterday's sudden announce-
ment about Dulles' return, nothing
was said about his need to under-
go new treatment.
He underwent four weeks of in-
tensive radiation and also received
a radioactive gold injection before
leaving for Florida.
The following events are
scheduled for today as part of
the Creative Arts Festival;
Michigan Final Preliminaries
Oratorical Contest, 3:30 p.m.,
2528 Frieze Bldg.'
Oral Interpretation - Read-
ings 7:30 p.m., Trueblood And.,
Frieze Bldg.
University Woodwind - Quin-
tet, 8:30 p.m., -Rackham And.
Leonardo da Vinci display
through Sunday, Clements Li-

L arcom'
A budget of $4 million for fiscal
year 1960 was submitted to the
Ann Arbor City Council last night
by City Administrator Guy C.
Larcom, Jr.
The figure is 13 per cent higher
than this year's, but local tax
rates may be lowered by seveii
cents per $1,000 assessed valua,
tion without unbalancing the
budget, Larcom said.
The principal additional source
of income making this possible,
will be the, rise in assessed valua-
tions, due mainly to annexations
and new construction, he added.
The principal expense increase
is in expanded 'road improvement
to repair damages from the se-
vere winter and- to keep up with
an epanding_ demand, Larcom
Cause Increase
Other factors causing the rise
include the cost of starting pub-
lic rubbish collections in the city
and . expenditures for capital
equipment 'for various city de-
Larcom pointed out the fire de-
partment request, most of which
was not included in the proposed
budget, as a special case for Coun-
cil consideration. The department
had asked for 26 additional imen
and several major pieces of equip-
ment, costing $125,000 or $1.25 per
thousand dollars assessed valua-
May Ask University,
Larcom's budget called for four
more men. He added that the,
Council may want to- ask the Uni-
versity to increase its share of fire'
department costs to help pay for
protection in the North Campus
For personnel costs, Larcom
said no cost-of-living increases'
were contemplated as the national
index had remained about the
same since January, but that re-
quested job reclassifications would
-increase costs. Personnel accounts
for over one-half the city butiget.
Not included in the budget, Lar-
com pointed out, is $200,000 more
for capital improvements.

An 18-page booklet of literary-
college course evaluations may go
on sale soon, Robert Mancell, '59,
announced yesterday.
It is based on a questionnaire
which he wrote, passed out and
compiled himself. It contains 100-
odd students' evaluations of 242
courses in 30 departments of the
literary college. He said it covers
most of the basic courses in each
The Board in Control of Student
Publications will consider ap-
} proving the booklet at its meeting
Wednesday, its chairman, Prof.
John W. Reed} of the law school,
said yesterday.
Taken at Random
The students were taken at
random, Mancell said, by asking
passers-by at the Undergraduate
Library, the League and other
places to answer the questionnaire.
In the first part of the ques-
tionnaire, students evaluated
courses in their major fields, num-
bering them one through five ac-
cording to difficulty and again ac-
cording to quality. The booklet
lists for each course the number'
of students who gave it each num-

U.S., Britain
Propose Ban.
On Firings
GENEVA (.P)-The United States
and Britain yesterday proposed a
prompt termination of atmos-
pheric and underwater nuclear
tests, but the initial Soviet reac-
tion to the proposal -was cool.
A new plan was designed to
tackle test suspension on a step-
by-step basis, and thus salvage
something from the three-power
'nuclear ban conference here.
The Western powers hope agree-
ment can be reached on the easiest
part of the agreement first, with
attempts at later negotiation to
widen the ban so as to include the
outer space and underground
United States Ambassador James
J. Wadsworth and British Minister
David Ormsby-Gore made it clear
their governments preferred a
complete cessation of all types of
atomic and hydrogen weapon tests.
In view of the deadlocked state of
this conference, however, the
Western powers proposed reaching
a limited agreement first, with the
three powers binding themselves to
testing weapons from the earth's
surface to an altitude of 50 km.
Both Queens College newspapers
here are being dissolved and a re-
vised publication with a paid stu-
dent editor and increased faculty
supervision will replace them.
The announcement was released
to the daily press last Friday.
Members of the papers had no
knowledge of the action prior to
a query about the college's press
release from the Daily News.
Editors- expressed dismay and
"shock" about the action. Laura
Ettinger, managing editor of the
Crown, states, "I've given four
years of my life to this paper.
Now it means nothing."
As outlined by the Faculty Com-
mittee on Student Activities and
Services, the revised publication
would have a student editor who
would be appointed by the Com-

,from earth, at its closest 158.
William 'H. Godel, director of
planning for ARPA, said "We are
exulted over the second success in
the Discoverer series."
30-Day Life
The orbit would allow the satel-
lite a life expectancy of about 30
day, he said.
Within 12 hours, he said, they
will be able to determine if the
orbit meets requirements for an
attempt to recover the satellite's
instrumented nose cone.
The recovery plan was the big
news in this, the second launching
in the Discoverer series. The plan
has been rumored for weeks, but
until yesterday there was no con-
If all goes well, the nose cone
will be ejected, today or later, over
the Pacific near Hawaii. There
giant C119 flying boxcars, trailing
trapeze-like devices, hope to snag
the capsule's parachute in the air.
Slim Chance
Before the launch one expert
guessed the chance of recovery at
1 in 1,000.
The capsule is the forerunner of
other Discoverer shots which will
carry small animals aloft to test
perils of radiation, heat and grav-
ity stress-hazards man will meet
when he ventures into space.
"What we really hope to achieve
is stabilization of the satellite in
orbit," Godel said. "This will be
necessary before we can kick off
the nose cone containing the in-
strumented capsule. Stabilization
in itself will be a tremendous first.
If we get a bonus of recovering
the capsule as well, we shall be
doubly elated."
Godel said the entire second
stage probably will orbit for about
30 days. Radio signals will- be
received from the second-stage
satellite regardless of whether the
nose cone is kicked off.
From their observation site 10,-
000 feet away newsmen saw the
78-foot projectile balance grace-
fully on its tail for fleeting sec-
onds as the first-stage Thor mis-
sile's 150,000-pound-thrust en-
gine ignited in a cloud of white
Meeting Called.
The committee on clarification
of the Student Government Plan
will hold an open meeting at 3
p.m. today in the Student Activ-
ities Bldg.
Discussion will deal with a' de-
revisions of the present plan.
tailed analysis of the presented

. .. League pres


Wints Post
Appointment of Katherine John-
son, '60, as the new League Presi-
dent was announced last night at
the League Installation Night pro-
"Last year's officers, led by Bob-
bie Maier, have done a remarkable
overhauling job so that there is
no reason we shouldn't have a
wonderful year," said Miss John-
son, citing the new arrangement
of vice - presidents within the
League Council.
"We'd like to do more with ac-
tivities, correlating the academic
and cultural aspects of the Uni-
Sets. Meetings
Concerning the internal opera-
tions of the League, Miss Johnson
plans to have definite meetings
between the executive board and
the office staff. She will encourage
committee members to attend the,
League Council meetings..
Projects immediately ahead foil
Miss Johnson and her executive
board will be the orientation pro-
gram for new League officers,
first held last year, and pinning
the remodeling for the new rooms
to be available next year in the
Board Appoints Others
*Miss Johnson was appointed by
an elections board composed of
the chairman and secretary of the
League Interviewing and Nomina-
tion Committee, the chairman of
Women's Judiciary and the presi-
dents of the League, Panhellenic
Association and Assembly Associa-
Other executive officers of the
League who will be working with
Miss Johnson, announced in theI
anticipation and excitement of the
annual installation night are
Karin Allen, '60Ed, vice-president
in charge of finance; Sharon Glas-
er, '62SM, assistant treasurer; Sue
Moag, '61, external vice-president;
Carlene Miller, '6OEd, vice-presi-
dent in charge of class projects;
and Karol Buckner, '60, internal


U.S. Launches Discoverer;
Stations Report Polar Orbit
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. UP)-America's second
Discoverer satellite roared southward into polar orbit yesterday,
setting the stage for a gigantic game of aerial catch in which planesY
may try to snatch its parachuting nose cone from the air.
Two hours after the launch, Advanced Research Projects Agency
spokesman said tracking stations in Alaska, Hawaii and at this West
Coast missile base had established that Discoverer II is in orbit.
The 1,600-pound satellite is whirling around the earth in a nearly
North-South orbit every 94 minutes. At its high point;it is 445 miles

Rocket Stops Short
Navy Program Suffers Setback .
As Seven of Nine Tries Miss
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. W-The hard luck Vanguar
program suffered another setback last night when a seconc
stage misfire ended a flight that might have put three sate:
lites into orbit around the earth.
It was the seventh failure for a Vanguard since the fir
ings began in December 1957. Two shots have been rated sue
The 72-foot Vanguard rocket thundered skyward at 9:5
p.m. EST, trailing a long plume of flame. The firing was de
INSON layed for a time because of

unfavorable weather condi-
tions over the Cape.
First Stage Success
The first stage went off all
right. But nearly half an hour
after blastoff, the National Aero-
nautics and Space Administration
announced here and in Washing-
ton that the second stage had
Cause of -the trouble was not
known immediately.Y
Robert H. &ray, chief of Van-t
guard operations at Cape Canav-
eral, said the rocket's first stage
looked normal, but the second did1
not achieve proper velocity..
If it had behaved as planned,£
the second stage would have
boosted -the satellite payload up
to 9,000.miles an hour before sep-
NASA, which took over the Van-1
guard program from the Navy,1
said: ,
"The second stage o4 the Van-
guard IIII a satellite-launching
vehicle ... failed to operate prop-
erly following the first stage1
Two Satellites
The Va guard carried two sci-
entific satiellites:
1) A lbllypop-looking device,
consisting of a 13-inch sphere1
with a 1712 by 2/2 inch cylinder
attached like a handle. It was de-a
signed to measure the magnetic
field surrounding the earth. It
weighed 22.6 pounds.
2) A plastic and alumnium foil
bag intended to be infiated into
a 30-inch sphere after the rocket
got aloft. This weighed less than
half a pound and was to be used
to measure the amount of drag
it would' run into
'U' Offrs
Asia Course
A new graduate program in
South Asian area studies will be
offered at the University next
The program, directed by the
newly - appointed Southern Asia
Studies Committee, will fill the
gap in the Asian area programs,
Prof. Robert I. Crane of the history
department and chairman of the
committee said. It will add to
studies now organized in both Fa'
Eastern and Near Eastern Asia,
he explained.
The receipt of fellowships from
the National Defense Education
Act of 1958 for the new plan aided
the establishment of the program,
he added.
New Arrangements
To effectively create the new
graduate course work, faculty
members from specialized fields
had to be found, new courseshad
to be' arranged and the library
had to be equipped with research
A new interdepartmental semi-
nar on history of recent South
Asia will be taught by Prof. Crane
and Prof. Richard Park who will
come to the University in Sep-
tember 'from the University of
California. He will also teach
political science classes dealing
with the South Asian area.
Courses will be taught in fine
arts roneranhv hitnrv nlitial'

In the second part, students list-
ed courses in other subjects which
they particularly enjoyed or would
rather not have taken.
Lists Professors
The third part of the booklet
lists 48 professors in 17 depart-
ments that students put down as
ones they had particularly en-
joyed. Not all those listed by stu-
dents were included in the book-
let, Mancell said. For example, if
only two history majors listed one
often-takeni history professor, he
would not be included in the list.
Mancell said he had two reasons
for making the booklet -- that it
would be "something valuable to
literary college students who
choose electives," and that he is
planning a trip to South America'
this summer and needs money for
Students Take
SGC Petitions
For Vacancy
Twenty students have peti-
tioned for the vacancy in Student
Government Council. They' are:
John J. Fried, '62; Harry Burr
rCmmins '61. anvid Nathan


Brown. Says
S tate Fund
Crisis Near*

Lecturer Tells of Visits
TO Antarctic Continent.
A man who got his first glimpse of the Antarctic in a 1915 movie
in Boston, Mass., told an audience of 50 persons last night about the
three expeditions in which he has since participated.
In the 1954-55 expedition, Rev. Daniel Lineham sailed half-way

LANSING W)- Michigan's fl
nancial day of reckoning is lei
than a month off, State Treasure
Sanford A. Brown warned today
In a move to spur a slow-movirn
Legislature to action, Brown re
leased a sobering account of the
state's financial status to Governo
G. Mennen Williams and his cab
It showed the state has 25 mi
lion dollars in its General Fur
but owes 62 million dollars I
public schools, the public scho
employes retirement system an
-the University and Michigan Stat
Under the constitution, the stat
treasury must send out some 1
million dollars in sales tax reve
nues to local governments-b
April 30 and 35 million dollars
primary school interest money b.
May 15. Another 14I million do
tars must be shifted to variou
welfare funds. Money for thes
payments has already been cl
lected but most has been spent.
State employees may not b
paid beyond the next payda
April 23, Brown said.
(University Vice - President :
Charge of Business and Finan
Wilbur K. Pierpont said last nig]
the University will need "a we
to 10 days" to negotiate with ban
for loans against Veteran's Fun
bonds. He also emphasized ta
legislative process,once the Ser
ate takes action, will take add
tional time tonmake the bond
The bill must be approved I
the House with its amendment
then given immediate effect 1
both houses, which, requires;
two-thirds vote. The state A
iministrative Board must thi
work out the mechanics of enac
ing the proposal.)
In a message to the, Legislatu
last night, the governor warn
that state schools are losing fa
ulty members "who never will r
He continued, "and all becau
no action to insure their appr
priations has been taken by tV
Legislature these last three mont
though the means to do Aso b
been at hand all this time."
Name Moore.
o Advisory
Dean Earl V. Moore of the m
sic school has been selected
President Dwight D. Eisenhowf
as a member of the 34-man a
visory committee to help plan
National Cultural Center
Moore said the committee w
probably hold its first meeting b
fore the end of the month.
A bill passed by Congres Sept,
set up the Cultural Center undi
the supervision of the Smithso
ian Tnstitute. Congress has d

around the Antarctic and in the
the rest of the journey.. "Because
think it's warm. One hundred two
degrees below zero evidences other-
wise," the chairman of the Bos-
ton College Geophysics Depart-
ment said.
Because of the cold Rev. Line-
ham could find only one piece of
moss while on an expedition. He
was told by one of the scientists
accompanying the expedition that
he had probably stripped 1,000
square miles of vegetation.
In review of the history of ex-
ploration of the Antarctic, Rev.
Lineham stressed "what man will
go through to complete a goal for
himself-even if it's only to reach
a little pin-point on the Antarc-
A chapel, which Naval officials
had called "impossible to provide
for" was established in the Ant-
arctic by Seabees.
At the end of the period of con-
struction, all buildings were pres-
ent and accounted for but each
nne was several feet short. One

1955-56 operation, he completed
it's the South Pole, some people.

Yo-Yo' s Practice for Spring Weekend

In the wake of stuffed telephone booths, overcrowded Volkswagens
and circulating hula hoops, University students have responded with
their own spring fever antidote-the rapidly rotating "yo-yo."
Sprung on an unsuspecting campus community by publicity
agents of the Spring Weekend Committee yesterday, the small
spherical instrument has caught the fancy of several hundred local
Condition Wrists, Fingers
Most of them are getting their index fingers and wrists in condi-
tion for the Spring Weekend contest which will, according to a
committee official, "draw some of the biggest 'yo-yos' on campus."
To stimulate participation among the less proficient spinners, an
expert in this vanishing art will provide lessons on either Thursday
or Friday. "Expert" here implies that he can motivate the object up
and down, in an overhand flip, rock it in a, "baby cradle" or launch
it in an "around the world movement."

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