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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom

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School Payments

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Drain State Fund
Half Payments Sent to 43 Districts;
Leaders Promise Rest Next Week
LANSING () - A $22,704,819 payout to local schools yesterday
sent the State Treasury's sensitive general fund balance nose-diving
to a near-clean-out level of $452,863, lowest in modern history.
The check-issuing spree routed full payment of May 15 primary,
school interest fund obligations to all school districts in 40 counties
and half payments to those in the other 43 counties.
Complete payments went to treasurers of counties from Alcona
down an alphabetical list through Kalkaska. There wasn't enough
left to pay Kent County the second half of its due.
Of the total, $17,774,663 represented payment of the first half

Lit School
'Not Upset'
The literary college faculty 1i
"not panicky" about the University
maintaining its competitive basi
With the best American colleges
Dean Roger W. Heyns asserted
Only eight faculty men have
gone to other institutions since the
state's financial crisis broke, al-
though many have received lucra-
tive offers, Heyns said. At a Mus-
kegon alumni meeting April 28,
he announced 32 faculty members
in the literary college had called
offers to his attention.
Although 32 reported receiving
offers, "many more have been ap-
proached" by other colleges and
universities, Heyns said.
Salaries which have been offered
University faculty average $3,500
more than present salaries, he ex-
plained. One professor was offered
a raise of $15,000.
'U' Falls Behind
"The offers from other schools
indicate we have fallen behind,"
Heyns said.
The University still retains an
above - average factilty pay rate
among state universities, but has
not substantially raised its wage
scale for the past two years, while






of the. state's 35%-million-dollar;
State Senfate

es Bill

On Use Tax'
LANSING P) - True to their
vow, Republicans rammed a sec-
and use (sales) tax bill through
the Senate today and steered it
toward the House, where a simi-
lar measure went down to de-
feat two days ago.
The vote was 20 to 13, Sen.
John P. Smeekens (R-Coldwater),.
on record as opposed to any new
taxes, sided with the Democrats
in voting against the measure.
Sen. Perry Greene (R-Grand
Rapids) declined to vote.
The House, evenly split between
Republicans and Democrats, like-,
ly will give the bill the same treat-
merit it did the first,
Sen. Carlton H. Morris (R-
Kalamazoo), * sparkplug of the
Senate use tax drive, urged Demo-
crats to "let the people have the
type of tax they prefer."
Insists on People's Stand
"The people do not want an in-'
come tax," he said.
,Sen. Harold M. Ryan (D-De-
troit). Senate minority leader,
called it "an .absolutely unwork-'
able bill, a shabby piece of drafts-
manship, a hoax and a mess of
ink deserving only to be junked."
Despite the-Senate action, com-
promise talks gained momentum
in both the House and Senate.
House Democrats, responding
to steady prodding by Republicans
for a party tax program, yester-
day endorsed a tax package, in-
corporating a personal income taxl
and a corporate income levy. It
was laid beside the ,Republican
sales tax increase as a basis fore

primary fund debt, and a $4,930,186
distribution of second-half checks
to the 40 top-listed counties al-
Further Breakdown Necessary.
County treasurers will make-
necessary breakdowns to get the,
money to the state's 2,350 grade
and high school districts.
S t a t e administrators have
promised that new tax revenues
flowing in on Monday, Tuesday
and each day thereafter will be
applied without delay against the
remaining 13 millions until the
primary fund obligation is fully
met, probably some time next
Meanwhile, the state's debt
piled steadily higher. Its creditors,
including the University, grew in-
creasingly nervous wondering
when the succession of cliff-
hanging episodes would end.
And state lawmakers -- keepers
of the state's purse - missed a
second payday, along with judges
and legislative staff members, only
24 hours after receiving checks
withheld since April 30.
Involves $130,000
About $130,000 was involved.
Under policy set by the State
Administration Board, the general
fund will be kept flat broke by
daily clean-outs of tax collections
until the $35,500,000 obligation to
schools is fully met.
Gov. G. Mennen Williams said
the state =has a "moral" obliga-
tion to put the big school pay-
ment ahead of everything else for
the. next several days.
One curious result was the pros-
pect that the Detroit school sys-
tem, claiming $7,400,000 as its
share, seemed en route to a 20-
million-dollar buildup of cash on
hand, while the state teetered on
the brink of a second major pay-
less payday next Thursday.
Only yesterday was the May 7
payroll met for 26,000. state em-
.ployes. Checks were rushed to all
corners of the state without in-

'Doctors Say
Dulles' State
WASHINGTON (P)-The condi-
tion of former Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles has worsened,
the State Department said yester-
Dulles, suffering from cancer,
developed last weekend what was
described as a mild attack of
The State Department press
officer, Lincoln White, reported
late yesterday:
"Dulles' pneumonia has not
completely resolved. There has
been some further decline in his
general condition."
The 11-year-old former cabinet
officer is in Walter Reed Army
Cite February Entrance
Dulles entered the hospital last
Feb. 12 and has been a patient
there most of the time since, ex-
cept for a brief sojourn in Florida.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
who accepted his resignation April
15 with great reluctance after it
became apparent that Dulles
would be unable to return to work
soon, has visited him at the hos-
pital several times.
Word that Dulles' already seri-
ous condition had been compli-
cated by pneumonia came - last
Saturday. At the time it was de-
scribed as a mild attack of pneu-
Dulles first became afflicted
with cancer in 1956. He underwent
surgery then for removal of a
malignant growth in the colon and
soon was back at his desk in the
State Department.
Discover Cancer Return
Last February he underwent an
operation for hernia; and it was
discovered then that the cancer
had returned. An attempt was
made to combat it with massive
radiation treatments.
On April 14, two days after
Dulles returned from a trip to
Florida, doctors reported evidence
of a cancerous growth in his lower
neck. His resignation from the
cabinet was announced the fol-
lowing day, and his top assistant,
Christian A. Herter, was named to
replace him.
President Eisenhower announced
that Dulles would serve as his
consultant on foreign affairs.
New radiation treatments that
sought to stop the cancer were
given to Dulles, but he has grown
increasingly weak although for
several days past, the State De-
partment had been reportinga
Dulles' condition unchanged.

Three Students To Go to Moscow

Three University students will
be guides for the first American
National Exhibition in Moscow
this summer.
Daniel Slobin, '60, Michael Ka-
minsky, Grad., and Doris John-
son, 'Grad., were chosen by a
board of government and indus-
trial officials to be among the 75
student guides participating in
the program sponsored by the na-
tional government to display all
aspects of American culture.
It will be like what we had in
Brussels for the World's Fair this
summer, except bigger because it
is a single exhibit," he said. Dis-
plays will be presented both by
the government and by' private
American industries.
Typically American Displays
A model home, a high fidelity
phonograph and a hot dog stand
will be among the displays at the
Moscow exhibit, Slobin explained.
A similar Russian-sponsored ex-
hibit will be feature this summer
in the New York City Coliseum.
Buildings constructed by the
American government especially
for the exhibit will be purchased
by the Soviet Union and remain
in the country as a "symbol of
American technology," Slobin
The guides, chosen for their
proficiency in the Russian lan-
guage and their general knowl-
edge of world affairs, will meet in
New York June 15. They will
leave from Montreal June 18 on
an Italian liner and arrive at
Genoa, Italy, June 30.
States has proposed new talks with
Russia to arrange more, exchange
visits by cultural, technical and
educational delegations, perhaps
for another two years.
In a formal note, the State De-
partment suggested negotiations
begin here in late June or early
July to extend and possibly ex-
pand the initial agreement signed
by the two countries Jan. 27, 1958.
Soviet Ambassador Mikhail
Menshikov, after receiving the
note yesterday, promptly told
newsmen his government would
favor continuing the exchanges-
"probably for another couple of
"I can say it certainly is going
on successfully and it certainly is
useful," he said with a big smile.

... says panic negligible

To Submit Proposal
Republican leaders in both the
House and Senate said they would.
submit. the proposal to their re-
spective caucuses next week. Ryan
and Sen. Frank D. Beadle (R-St.
Clair), GOP majority leader, said
they would suggest appointment
of Senate committees to sit in
with House Republicans and
Democrats on the compromise


Illinois Bats
Silence 'Al'

Special to The Daily


a number of other colleges and
universities have increased their
salaries considerably, Heyns noted.
Continuing the trend,"would be
fatal to the distinction of the Uni-
However, Heyns pointed out, a
"high retention rate" attests to
the loyalty of faculty to the tradi-
tional "quality" of the University.
"Conmitted to Quality"
Even if funds from the legisla-
ture are scanty, "we are deter-
mined to use whatever money we
receive to maintain our historic
committment to quality," he de-
clared. Heyns, acknowledging fi-
nancial turmoil in the legislature,j
expressed confidence that "when
the public is keenly aware that
quality is deteriorating, they will
be willing to share the burden of,
financing education."
However, he continued, "we must
increase the amount of effort to
confront the public with the need
for more funds."

The new Democratic plan,
drafted by a seven-maninegotiat-
ing committee and endorsed by
a Democratic caucus as a start-
ing point for negotiations, would
produce about $14 million, in new
World News
By The Associated Press
Mansfield (D - Mont.) yesterday
proposed halting all foreign eco-'
nomic aid other than loans with-
in three years.
He also urged reductions inmili-
tary aid and said secrecy :labels,
should be stripped from the'
amounts given each country.
Mansfield, assistant Democratic
leader, said "Time is running out
on foreign aid" and the program
must be drastically curtailed if it
is to continue.
* * *
TOKYO - Premier Nobusuke
Kishi's government notified the
Russians yesterday it will not
adopt a policy of neutrality.
It suggested that they stay out
of Japanese defense affairs.
The foreign office denied nuclear
arms are being brought into Japan
for use by either the United States

CHAMPAIGN -- Relief pitcher
Jack Delveaux silenced Michigan's
booming bats for 4% innings yes-
terday in leading his Illinois team-
mates to an 8-5 victory over Mich-
igan here yesterday.
The loss was' the Wolverines'
fifth against a similar number of
Big Ten wins, and virtually re-
moved any outside chance they
might have had of winning the
Conference title.
Michigan will be seeking to
bounce back into the Conference's
first division today whenit meets
Purdue in a doubleheader at La-
Starting on the mound for Coach
Don Lund's squad will be Nick
Liakonis and Bob Marcereau.
In yesterday's game at Illini
Field Delveaux's stint of near-
perfect pitching coupled together
with three. "well-disputed" plays
spelled defeat for the Michigan
Delveaux, who has often given
the Wolverines a tough time on
the gridiron, was even tougher
when he came into pitch with the
score tied, 5-5, with two out and
two on in the fifth inning.
The big 6'2", 215-lb. part-time!
fullback got centerfielder Jack
Mogk to ground out, ending the
inning. He then proceeded to shut
out the Wolverines without a hit
for the remainder of the game.
Meanwhile, the Illini batters
pecked away at Michigan hurler
Gordon Rinckey for single runs
in the fifth, sixth and eighth in-
nings to take a commanding 8-5
The Michigan team was upset
early in the name h what was

Michigan Tennis Team Wins, 6-3

Special to The Daily
CHAMPAIGN-"They should win the Big Ten title easily." These
were the words of Illinois' tennis coach Howie Braun after watching
Michigan's powerful netters smash their way to a surprisingly easy
6-3 victory over his squad yesterday.
The Illini, unbeaten until yesterday and winners of a 6-3 dual
match over defending titlists Iowa earlier this year, are expected to
be one of the top contenders for the Conference net crown.
On the other side of the court, contradicting Braun, was Michigan
coach Bill Murphy.
"Despite today's win, I still think the title fight will be a toss-up,
with Illinois as well as Iowa being our toughest competitors."
Acknowledging the afternoon's win with , a smile, Murphy said,
"I was really surprised we did so well today. I thought we might have
to leave here on the other end of the score."
Clinch Meet Early
The Wolverines clinched the meet-their fifth consecutive dual
win-early as it swept five of the six singles matches. On the other
hand, last year the Illini downed the Wolverines, 6-3, breaking Michi-
gan's four-year Big Ten winning streak.
Big Jon Erickson, the Michigan captain, got his team off to a
fast start when he whipped Al Holtmann, 6-1, 8-6, inthe first singles
Erickson gained revenge for his loss one year ago to Illinois' Carl
Noble, 6-1, 6-2. He couldn't have pinned a defeat on a better opponent,
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