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House, Creal Vie for Republican Mayor Nominatio

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the mayor and taking us back to
the old system."
He based his question, he said,
on statements by one of Creal's
supporters, William E. Brown, Jr.,
mayor from 1945 to 1957.
Favors Administrator Plan
Brown made statements reported
in the Feb. 11 Ann Arbor News
that the present charter, adopted
three years ago, should be studied
with an eye to revision.
These statements included criti-
cism of the elimination of three
administrative commissions and a
statement that the City Adminis-
trator needs more help from the
elective-office part of city govern-
ment.
"There is no need to return to a
top-heavy government of over-
lapping responsibilities that might
result from a- mayor concerning
himself too much with adminis-
tration."
City, 'U' Not Opposed.
House also commented on rela-
tions between the city and the
University. "I do not like the prac-
tice of identifying two hostile
camps here," he said. "Thinking
of the city and the University as
opposed has never made sense to
me."
On Urban Renewal, a plan to
improve a 75-acre area in the
north central area of. town, House
in his program took the position
that "the Mayor and Council must
at all times use the best methods
available to them to prevent urban
decay.
"The present plan for redevelop-
ment of a part of Ann Arbor's cen-
tral area should be implemented,
subject to approval of the plan by
the 'Federal government and the
Council.
"A favorable vote of the entire
city must be obtained before muni-
cipal funds are used for this pro-
ject."
He has been Director of the
Michigan Association of School
Boards and a member of the Eco-
nomic Development Commission of
the Chamber of Commerce.
"It has been noted that my
experience has been largely limited
to school work and my work at the
hospital. This is true, and I believe
it represents a certain tenacity of
purpose," House said. "I did not
allow myself to get into so many
projects that I couldn't do them
well."'
Has Enough Time
House said he has enough time
for the job of mayor. A statement
he made last week says, "My work'
in directing the work of therapists
allows me a flexibility and freedom
in scheduling my work which is
more than just seeing patients by
appointment. I am free in any day
to take time, if necessary to do
another task, if it is of great
enough importance to warrant de-

DR. FREDERIC B. HOUSE
... Board of Education
layingasome of my administrative
work at my office."
House also commented on the
need for a new city hall and a new
fire station and the economic de-
velopment of Ann Arbor.
';'We cannot for many more
years turn our back on the need
for a new city hall," House said.
"I am in favor of a referendum
to ask for money to pay for a site
and preliminary planning.
Need New Fire Station
"A new fire station should be
built'with voted money. I strongly
object to the idea of using capital
reserves for this. Our capital re-
serves should be kept on hand.
"I would support a referendum
in 1959 or 1960 on the providing
of money for a new fire station."
"Economic development is the
keystone of the financial plan for
Ann Arbor," House's program says.
"By bringing selected industries
to Ann Arbor we can improve the
ratio between residential property
and industrial property. This will
allow the city to raise more dol-
lars for operation and needed
capital improvements with a lower
tax rate."
"This should be well planned,"
he went on. "During my term on
the school board we made a ten-
year plans for the school district.
"It is my hope that the city, in
cooperation with the county and
the school board, may also have
such a plan."
To Discuss
Pac fiism
"Pacificism vs. Military Defense"
will be the subject of a debate to
be held at '7:30 p.m. today -at the
Friends Center. -
The debaters at the Young
Friends meeting will be Prof. Ken-
neth E. Boulding of the economics
department and Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history 'department.
The Friends Center is located at
1416 Hill St.

Contender Creal Treats
Issues Facing Ann Arbor
Three important issues facing
Ann Arbor are fire protection, eco- years." He called suggestions to
nomic development, and payless that effect "just silly statements
University paydays, Cecil 0. Creal that should not be made at any
said yesterday. time by anybody."
"We badly need a fire station Discusses Urban Renewal
for the northern part of town," "I do believe the mayor should
he said in an interview. "It could be relieved of the responsibility of
be built for $75,000 to $100,000, appointing the treasurer and as-
and this can come from existing sessor and being responsible for
funds. their performance.
"We do not need a bond issue. "I don't think that with a part-
Encourage New Business time job as it's set up to be the
"The growth of business means mayor should have that responsi-
more jobs and better jobs," he bility. As long as he does, of
said. "I will make every effort to course, the job will require more
encourage more research and light time."
industries to locate in Ann Arbor. As for Urban Renewal, a plan
"I favor a Chamber-of-Com- to improve a 75-acre area in the
merce committee, containing city north central part of town, Creal
officials, to work on this problem," said, "I'm not against Urban Re-
he added. newal. Don't get me wrong." How-
"Nine thousand people in Ann ever, he found three faults with
Arbor depend on the University for the present plan:
their paycheck," Creal pointed out. 1) Nothing has been done by
Payless University paydays would way of planning for relocating dis-
be "disastrous" for them and for placed residents.
the city's economy, he went on. 2) "The citizens of Ann Arbor
"As Mayor, I would establish a should know if the financial sup-
permanent City Council commit- port will come from bond issues or
tee to work on this with the Uni- from money that is left over in
versity and our three state legisla- the city's treasury." The city's
tors. share of the cost of the present
"Our economy is too closely tied plan is estimated .at $500,000 or
up with the University's finances more, assuming the Federal gov-
for us not to try to avoid payless erinent agrees to pay two-thirds
paydays." of the total cost.
Served on Charter Commission 3) Zoning was not done right.
Creal, 59 years old and an Ann "It is ridiculous to zone an area
Arbor businessman for 30 of them, residential when it borders on rail-
served as City Council President road tracks. It, should be zoned
for eight years and as member of commercial."
it for six more. He was a member Sees Special Election
of the Charter Commission, which Like House, Creal advocated a
drew up the city's present charter, LikelHoso tat "te a
adopted three years ago. special election so that "the tax-
Creal has also been President payers . can have their . choice
of the YMCA and Chairman of whether to accept or reject this
the Economic Development Com- financial responsibility."
mission of the Chamber of Com- - On the whole, 'Creal repeated,
merce. He has served on the Board "Urban Renewal is a fine idea. It's
in Review and the Planning Com- just not perfect yet."
mission, and has been a member of Creal also commented on Ann
the Chamber of Commerce. Arbor's school needs. "In 10 years
"I've been a businessman for our school population is expected
,30-odd years," Creal said, "and to go up 100 per cent. We can ex-
I know that business people are plore our sources of income, but
all the time studying budgets and
taxes in relation to their business.c"
They have a little different ap-
proach to a problem than a good
imany other professional people."
} City Needs Schools
Creal also commented on the
city charter, Urban Renewal, and
the city's needs for schools and The Societa Corelli will perform
for its senior citizens. in its third and final concert of
As for the charter, Creal said, the- University's Chamber Music
"I was a member of the Chairter Festivalat'2:30 p.m. today in the
Commission. We wrote a charter Rackham Auditorium.
which we felt suited the needs of The program for the afternoon
the city of Ann Arbor. will include "Concerto grosso; Op.
"And with the right people on 6, No. 5, in C minor" by Corelli;
Council and as Mayor this charter "Concerto grosso". by Handel;
will work. "Concerto in D major, for Cello
- "There's no question in my mind and Strings" by Boccherini and
of turning the charter back ten "Simple Symphony" by Britten.

CECIL o. CREAL
... City Council

there is a maximum of tax money
that we can provide for all pur-
poses.
"I advocate close cooperation
among the School Board, the City
Council, and the County so that
we can get all we need within our
ability to pay."
"We need to apply business
principles to city government,"
Creal said. "Because of my 14
years on Council and many of its
committees, I feel well qualified to
bring about economies in local
government.
"I won't pinch pennies, and I
won't be extravagant. I want to
see the people get what they pay
for."
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'A TRUE BEDOUIN':
General John Bagot Glubb To Speak Here Friday

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By JUDITH DONER "
"A true Bedouin" will stand in,
the Hill Auditorium spotlight at
8:30 p.m. Friday, when General
John Bagot Glubb is presented to
the audience.
Glubb Pasha, as he is more corn-
monly known, for fifteen years the
head of the Arab Legion, has un-
consciously built up a plethora of
legends about him.
One story, particularly popular
in London circles, deals with the
58-year-old professional soldier's
arrival in Jordan's capital of Am-
man during the middle Twenties,
after several years in Iraq.
Traveled by Camel
The tale goes that King Hussein,
great-grandfather of the present
king of the same name, asked
Glubb if he had traveled from
Baghdad by car. Smoothly, Glubb,
replied that he had come by
camel.
"By the Prophet," the King ex-
claimed, "he is a true Bedouin!"
Though often partial to Arab
causes, the grey-haired, mustachedI
Glubb has remained a British sub-
ject. He explained his divided in-
terest, declaring that "The Middle
East is essential for the survival
of the British Empire."I

dialects and his'knowledge of Arab little more basis than the occa-
custom. Among the fierce Bedouins sional reports of his assassination.
with whom he ate in tents, and Those who have met the blue-
among foreign diplomats whom he eyed Briton have reported that he
has entertained in his home, he neither drinks nor smokes. It is
said that he rises -early and is
seldom in bed beforermidnight.
Further, it is said that he reads
avidly about political economy.
Visitors to his office in Amman
relate that they -saw the amber
beads of the Moslem at his desk,
though he is purportedly a Chris-
tian.
There can be little doubt, how-
ever, that this professional soldier,
who is the son of another profes-
: sional soldier, is brave. He was
wounded three different times dur-
ing World War I. His four rows of
ribbons include the Distinguished
Service Order for leading the
Arabs during World War II in the
fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Receives Citation

During World War II, when the
British-subsidized Legion suppres-
sed pro-Axis revolts in Iraq and
joined free French and British
forces in the fighting in Lebanon
and Syria, stories began to _appear
calling Glubb "a second T. E. Law-
rence" or "uncrowned King of
Jordan."
It goes without saying that the
publicity-shy Glubb attempted to
discourage these.

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A Continental Otitiuting Inc atltast-

SIR JOHN GLUBBj
...,Arab Legion
has become known for his influ-
ence and knowledge.
Most reports about his personal
life are hearsay, sometimes with

The citation awarded with the
order read: "Despite being under
heavy machine-gun fire, heĀ°once
personally organized a spirited
counter-attack which resulted in
complete rout of the enemy."
Glubb was responsible for the
building up of the Arab Legion
from only 100 unruly Bedouins.
The personal prestige of the gen-
eral grew with the military repute
of his men.

322 South State Street Bob Graham, Mgr. Several legends have proven true
about Glubb. He is widely cele-
brated for his fluency in Arab
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