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Turnover Called)

Slightly Heavier
Niehuss Sees No 'Mass Exodus',
Describes Recruiting Difficulties
A University on the brink of decline was described for the Regents
Faculty resignations have been "somewhat heavier" this year than
last, Vice-President and Dean of Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss reported.
"I'm not saying there won't be any more resignations," he declared,
but added the faculty attitude seems to be one of "wait and see what
happens next year. The situation is nothing like a mass exodus."
A Faculty Senate report released at the Regents meeting traced
the current financial crisis and gave a dire warning of the future.
T"Under some circumstances an in-
11 stitutioncan decline in quality
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GRADUATION: Williams, Board Postpone
Anderson ...
College Finance Decision
ToM ake By The Associated Press
Gov. Williams and his administrative board today postponed until
dr Monday a decision on whether Michigan's three big universities will
get financial help from the state treasury next week.
Meanwhile, at Michigan State University, President John A. Han-
A speech by contralto Marian nah yesterday told the university's governing body of faculty losses
Anderson will highlight com- totaling 153-six more than he reported to Gov. G. Mennen Williams
mencement exercises June 13, earlier in the week. He repeated last night the two causes of the losses,
Erich A. Walter, secretary to the =which so far run 52 over last year's
University's Board of Regents, an- 12-month total.

U.S. Gives
New Plan"
At Geneva
GENEVA (M)-Secretary of StateE
Christian A. Herter made a new
bid to the Soviet Union yesterday
to resume the long-stalled general
disarmament negotiations.
Herter told Soviet Foreign Min-
ister Andrei A. Gromyko in the
Big Four conference that the
United States does not irrevocably
link disarmament measures with
German unification.I

Single Schools
Free To Compete
Proponents Cite Seldom-Used Rule
To Prevent Barring of Participation
The Big Ten's faculty representatives killed the renewal
of the Rose Bowl contract yesterday with a 5-5 deadlock
vote but left the way open for members to compete in the,
New Year's Day game on an individual basis.
It was a surprise move and one hardly considered before
the faculty group and the Conference's athletic directors met
in their half-day session.
In accordance with a previously announced straw vote

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nounced yesterday.no
She will receive an honorary
Doctor of Music degree from the
University in the exercises which
will take place in the Stadium,
weather permitting,
Miss Anderson has made nine
concert appearances in Ann Ar-
bor. In the public eye since win-
ning first prize at a New York
competition in 1925, she has made
several concert tours of the United
States and Europe, and one to the
Far East.
The 4,200 graduating University
students will receive their degrees
at Hill Auditorium in case of rain,


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Lowest Cost
Of Center
The University's Board of Re-
gents heard calculations yesterday
on a minimum budget for the
Dearborn Center and approved a
recommendation against the dis-
claimer clause in the National
Defense Education Act of 1956.
A "bare minimum" of $305,000
could open the engineering and
business administration schools
of the Dearborn Center next fall,
William Stirton, vice-president in
charge of the Dearborn Center,
The figure does not allow for
operation of the literary school
or Fair Lane Home, he added.
Would Cover Expenses
It would cover expenses of op-
erating the Center for 150 stu-
dents with nine faculty members,
he said. Only two buildings would
be in operation, with the rest
"minimally heated."
Adult education programs
would be limited to those which
"pay their own way," he said.
Stirton stressed the $305,000
sum is not a "comprehensive" fig-
ure as is the $666,000 total (in-
cluding capital outlay) which was
requested for the Center in the
University's budget.
Begin Processing
Processing of applications to
the Dearborn Center began last
y week, Stirton said, and approxi-
mately 20 to 25 of the 40 applica-
tions received appear admissable.
Only engineering and business
administration students will be
admitted until the Center's final
appropriation is set, he noted.
Staff appointments will be
ready for approval at the next
Regents meeting, Stirton said,
noting that many job applications
have been received so the Univer-
sity can afford to be discriminat-
ing in choosing faculty for the
Disapprove of Oaths
The Regents earlier expressed
disapproval fo disclaimer clauses
in future bills providing federal
funds to institutions of higher
education. The disclaimer clause
requires that loan applicants
swear they do not believe in or
support any subversive organiza-
The move was made upon re-
ceiving Student Government
Council's resolution which disap-
proves the loyalty oath and dis-
claimer provisions of the National
Defense Education Act.
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there have been instances of such
decline in institutions similar to
ours," the report said.
"If the people of the State of
Michigan do not appreciate what
an unusual treasure they ha-e at
present in their University, it can
easily suffer the same, fate."
Niehuss said the publicity of the1
financial crisis across the country
has made recruiting new faculty
members difficult, "especially at
the lower levels."
The University can always fillj
teaching positions, but selectivity
has been somewhat restricted.
Staff Comes First
In the priority for new funds,
"maintenance of our present staff
comes first. We are not adding
many positions. We have positions
we have not been able to fill."
A survey conducted by The Daily
See Text of Related
Faculty Report, Page 3
showed 55 professors leaving the
University this year. "In one or
two cases, key people are leaving,"
Niehuss said. He praised the "hold-
ing power" of the University in the
current financial situation, how-
Niehuss said the picture of Uni-
versity quality is becoming blurred
nationally. The publicity given the
state financial crisis has made the,
University a prime recruiting tar-
get for other institutions.
One southern school wrote a
University faculty member:
"By the way, have things in
Michigan reached a point where
you might consider moving? I see
by the papers that the State is
broke and that State employes are
now working without pay. If you
are unsatisfied with your present
position, please let me know."
Payrolls Met
Niehuss emphasized that the
University has not yet missed a
payroll, and Vice-President in
Charge of Business and Finance
Wilbur Pierpont said the state has
assured funds to meet Friday's
Another communication to a
faculty member from a Big Ten
university said:
"I have been intending for some
time to write you to see if I could
persuade you to consider leaving
Ann Arbor ... However, knowing
how hard it is to get people to
move from the University of Mich-
igan, I delayed communicating
with you. After I see what the
situation is at Michigan, in con-
nection with your budget, I have
the courage to write to you now
to see if you might be willing to
make a change."
Hurts Attraction
The economic situation has also
had an adverse effect on attract-
ing new teaching fellows, Niehuss
explained. One "top Eastern
school" which annually supplies
"three or four top graduate stu-
dents" this year had its "best
class" and supplied the Univer-
sity's chemistry department with
no one. A letter said:

Lead Big Ten
In Golf Meet:
Michigan's golfers were as hot'
as the sun yesterday morning, and
although cooling off in the after-
noon rain, they managed to in-
crease their early lead from one
to three strokes over Indiana in
the Western Conference Cham-
pionships at the University course.
The host team, going after its
13th title, shot a five-man aggre-
gate of 776 for 36 holes to reach
the halfway point in a rather pre-
carious position, with the field
close behind.
Trailing Indiana by another
three strokes was favored Purdue
at 782. The Boilermakers, like the
other squads, found the going a
bit rougher than was the case last
year when they led at the half-
way point with a total of 756.
Seven-Team Race
Three more strokes behind was
Ohio State at 785, then came
Michigan State, 790, Iowa, 795,
and Wisconsin,'800, which wound
up the contenders.
Iowa had the day's two medal-
ists in Frank James and Bob Da-
vis, with the latter having the
best round by far, an even par 72.
Davis' four-under-par 32 on the
front side was one of four sub-par
rounds on that -nine, the others
being a 33 and two 34's, all by
Indiana players. Davis however
was the only one to finish close
to par, in any 18-hole round. Cap-
tain Darl Kriete, who had the 33,
and Ron Royer and Jon Sommer,
who had the 34s, all fell to 42s
on the back nine.
See BALANCED, Page 6

Tells Causes
1) Faculty salaries at MSU are
already well below the national
average, he said.
2) Publicity calling attention to
the uncertainty of paydays for pro-
fessors has brought schools
throughout the country to the
state to recruit staff.
In Lansing, Treasurer Sanford
A. Brown reported a balance of
about eight million dollars in the
state's general fund today.
Must Meet Payment
Next week, however, the state
must meet a four million dollar
welfare payment. Some $5,300,000
in debt service obligations on bond
issues fall due June 1.
Welfare and debt service stand
at the top of a priority system
adopted by the governor's cabinet
for payouts from the general fund.
Including a $5,600,000 payment
due earlier this month, the state
now owes about $19,600,000 to the
University of Michigan, Michi-
gan State University and Wayne
State University. All three have
payrolls to meet before the end of
the month

"We are prepared to resume I by all Big Ten schools, the representatives split evently on
general disarmament negotiations _hedecision__orenew__hepa__
in an appropriate forum at any the decision to renew the pact"

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time. he said. with the Pacific Coast Con-

Asks Acceptance j
The tall American diplomat ap-
pealed to Gromyko to accept the
Western peace plan linking Ger-
man unification over a 30-month
period with successive stages of a
system for European security and
a start on global disarmament.
Soviet Premier Nakita Khrush-
chev has warned he will sign a
separate peace treaty with Com-
munist East Germany if there is
no agreement at Geneva, diplo-
matic sources reported. Herter said
that in the West's view "there isa
definite relationship between re-
unification of Germany, European
security and certain disarmament
Prepared To Talk



... to address graduates
Walter said. Yost Field House will'
not be used, as in the past, be-
cause of damage from the recent
Overflow from Hill Auditorium
will be seated in the lecture hall
and amphitheatre of the Rackham
Building, where they may watch
the exercises over closed-circuit
No tickets are necessary for the
Stadium, Walter said.

But he made plain that the
'United States is prepared to re-
T Officals *sume the general disarmament
U.S OffiCials . talks-which stalled in the U.N.
two years ago-apart from Big
Arrest Consul Four efforts to bridge the East-
West differences over Germany.
In the fast-paced session of lit-
On Conspiracy tle more than an hour that wound
up the second week of the Confer-
MIAMI (,) - Federal officers ence, the Western powers also
yesterday seized an arms-laden called on the Russians anew to
plane and charged 12 persons, in- accept a stopgap solution of the
cluding a Dominican Republic Berlin crisis.
official, with conspiracy to ex- French Foreign Minister Mau-
port the guns and ammunition to rice Couve de Murville, speaking
that island nation. for the United States, Britain and
The Dominican representative France, told Gromyko that "it isI
-Augusta Ferrando, Consul at normal and the easiest thing to
Miami - also was charged with do" to reunite Berlin under four-
conspiracy to bribe a United power control as the first step
States officer to let the arms go toward ending the division of Ger-
through. many.

ference which expires next
Tells Vote
Michigan, Michigan State, Indi-
ana, Iowa 'and Purdue all voted in
favor of continuing the'two-league
series. Ohio State, Minnesota, Wis-
consin, Northwestern and Illinois
A majority vote was needed to
renew the series.
However, a seldom-mentioned
regulation in the Big Ten hand-
book which prohibits post-seasonI
competition except the Rose Bowl
was cited by proponents of the
Need MajorityI
A majority vote was needed to
drop the ruling which was written<
in 1946 when the present Rose
Bowl series was originated. Again,l
the two factions split. Those who
voted in favor of the series voted#
this time to retain the regulation.
In effect, the action represents
a true standoff. Those schools in
favor of Rose Bowl competition
may still compete, providing they
are invited. And those schoolsI
opposed will not be forced to vio-
late their principles.
At. the present time it appearsj
unlikely that the schools voting
against the contract renewal willt
allow their teams to play in the
Rose Bowl.
'Only Decision'
A statement read by Bill Reed,
assistant Big Ten commissioner,
said the faculty representatives re-
garded the decision as "the only
one to be reached in the face of
the equitiesrof the five schools on
each side of the question and the
equal division which exists."
Dropping of the formal contract
means that choice of a Big Ten
representative at Pasadena is en-
tirely out of the hands of the
Conference. Previously, the league's
officials voted on whom they
wanted to send, even though it
almost always was the Big Ten's
Whereas the contract prevented
a team from competing in the
classic two consecutive years, the
new setup will allow a school to
participate as many years in a
row as it is invited and accepts.
Can Benefit
This also means that a compet-
ing school c$n benefit tremen-
dously on a financial basis since
it won't be required to split its
$300,000-plus share with other
Conference members.
Voting on the Rose Bowl in the
past has always -been close, with
usually no more than a simple
majority passing the matters at
hand. However, the decision of the
Ohio State faculty to vote nega-
tively has resulted in the present
It was the first time that the
Conference publicly has divided
itself on such a major issue.
'Deep Concern'
Kenneth L. (Tug) Wilson, Big
Ten commissioner, said there was
no ill feeling or hostility, "only
deep concern," after the decision

U.,S. Allows
Soviet Artist
To Perform
Soviet violinist David Oistrakh
will appear in Ann Arbor in De-
cember on "an exception from the
State Department" which permits
him to visit here despite "closed
area" restrictions.
Ann Arbor has been closed to
Russian visitors since Jan 3, 1955,
but the University can ask the
state department for exceptions
such as this, Director of Univer-
sity Relations Lyle Nelson ex-
plained yesterday.
Previous "exceptions" include
two Russian mathematicians and
a group of Soviet engineers.
Oistrakh's recital in Hill Audi-
torium Dec. 8 will mark his sec-
ond visit tq the United States; in
his 1955 tour he performed with
the Philadelphia, New York and
Boston symphonies. The concert
will be the second feature of the
University Musical Society's Extra
Concert Series.
While the violinist is in Ann
Arbor, he will be invited to tour
the University, Nelson said.
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - A Republican
Senator, until now a virtual down-
the-line backer of the Eisenhower
Administration, turned on it yes-
He charged it with undermining
farmers and favoring big corporate
Sen. George D. Aiken of Ver-
mont launched a surprise assault
on Secretary of Agriculture Ezra
Taft Benson's newly announced
proposal for financing rural elec-
tric and telephone programs
through a new bank system, rather
than by federal loans.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower said yester-
day that only with a sound eco-
nomy at home can the United
States meet its challenges in a
world of armed uneasiness.
The President spoke of the im-
portance of education in develop-
ing an understanding of world af-
* * *
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A seg-
regationist legislator whose pro-
tests helped get a children's book
taken off library shelves in Ala-
bama declared yesterday the book
should be burned.
The director of the State Public
Library Service disclosed that

Illinois Threatens Track Victory

Illinois' hopes soared as the rains came down on Ferry Field and
the Big Ten track and field meet yesterday.
With one day of soggy competition under their belts, the Illini
have visions of revenging their upset at the hands of Michigan's Wol-
verines in the indoor Conference meet. Today's final action begins with
the field-events at 1 p.m. and the mile run at 2 p.m.
Although Ohio State is pacing the pack in points with nine and
one-half to Michigan's nine and Illinois' eight, the title chase still
shapes up as a two-team race between the Wolverines and the Illini.
OSU's lead promises to be a short-lived one, as they picked up their
early lead on the basis of three places in the discus (one of the two
events already completed), and have only two men qualified for the
other finals.
More Wolverines Qualify
Michigan leads in the number of men qualified for today's action
with 10. But the eight men that Illinois has advanced to the finals
give the thinclads from Champaign a good chance of successfully de-
fending the outdoor crown they won last year.
In the 220-yd. dash, Illinois has four of the eight finalists, in-
cluding the two heat winners, Ward Miller and John Lattimore. And
in the 880-yd. run, Ted Beastall and George Kerr, both of Illinois,
won their heats to give the Illini a one-two threat in the half.
Michigan, on the other hand, has 10 qualifiers, but only two of
these won heats inhtheir events, Robinson in the century and Cephas
in the 220-yd. dash. And Robinson later pulled up with leg trouble


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