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VOL.!LXIX, No. 96 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1959 FIVE CENTS

Specialists
Visit Dulles,
Check Him"
White House Expects
Official To Continue
WASHINGTON UP) - Secretary
of State John Foster Dulles' doc-
tors called in three more specialists
yesterday in the hope of defining
and containing his abdominal
cancer.
From the White House came
indirect word that Dulles will con-
tinue as Secretary of State at least
for several weeks. The decision
apparently was left up to Dulles.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
was described by Rep. Charles A.
Halleck (R-Ind.) as feeling that
as long as Dulles "is able and
wants to carry on, the President
of the United States will avail
himself of his services."
Herter Standing In
In Dulles' absente, Undersecre-
tary Christian A Herter is Acting
Secretary. Herter's right-hand
man is Undersecretary C. Douglas
Dillon normally in charge of eco-
nomic affairs.
Speculation around the State
Department was that Dulles would
indefinitely remain as Secretary,
unless his health suddenly began
to degenerate. Herter and Dillon
would tend to most department
matters while Dulles conentrated
on the key question of the day-
the German crisis.,
Some thought apparently was
being given to selecting a chief
negotiator at forthcoming confer-
ences on Germany. One name
which cropped up for this post was
Deputy Undersecretary. Robert
Murphy, the department's veteran
troubleshooter.
Dulles To Direct
The idea seemed to be that if
Allied strategy led to a Foreign
Ministers' meeting with Russia on
Germany's future, Dulles could call
the plays with Murphy actually
carrying the ball at the conference
table.
Halleck, Republican leader in
the House, told. newsmen at the
White House that no "firm de-
'termination" had yet been reached
by President Eisenhower on
whether Dulles will continue in
office. At first, Halleck said, it
would be several days before such
a determination would be made.
Then, after a whispered huddle
with Presidential Press Secretary
James C. Hagerty, Halleck changed
it to several weeks.
Condition Same
Yesterday's medical bulletin on
Dulles' conditions was about what
it has been-that he spent a com-
fortable night, his spirits are high,
he sits up briefly in a chair each
morning and afternoon, and his
pulse, temperature and blood pres-
sure are normal.
It appeared that the doctors are,
trying to define the extent of the
cancer before they settle on the,
treatment. So far, all they have
publicly said is that Dulles suf-
fered a recurrence of the glandular
cancer for which a portion of his
colon was removed in 1956.

MESSAGE TO BOARD:
Ashton Criticizes Residence Halls

By THOMAS KABAKER
Three single spaced pages of "at-
titudes, commonly called gripes"
were communicated to the Resi-
dence Halls Board of Governors
last week by Robert Ashton, '59,
president of the Inter - House
Council.
Outstanding among the issues
was the "Confidential Report on
Residents." The "pink slips" are
filed on every resident by the resi-
dent advisor and the staff assist-
ant.
According to Ashton, "the re-
ports are acclaimed as invaluablei
for determining the student's fit-
ness for reacceptance by the halls,
for informng the new staffman of
the student's attributes, and for
basing one's recommendations to
inquiring reporters."
List Activities
Included for comment on the
slip are the resident's activities in
student government, and house
and quad activities. Also present
are categories on the condition of
the resident's room and adjust-
ment and attitude toward room-
mates, fellow residents, student
government, the University and
staffmen.
Both, the resident advisor and
associate advisor mark the report
approved, conditionally approved
or disapproved for readmittance.
Upperclass housing was also
listed among the'issues as "being
often wished for as an educational
venture."
'Immediate Concern'
Residence Hall contract, ac-
cording to the report, is an im-
mediate area of concern, as they
are binding on the student but not
on the University;
In regard to a $20 room deposit
against potential damage, Ashton
said, "Recent practices render the
deposit a vestigial nuisance of
questionable financial ethics." It
goes on to question the use of the
funds, as room damage is not sub-
tracted from the $20 deposit.
[Rather, the resident is sent a bill
for any damage.
The memorandum also declares
that the resident director and
business manager of the quad-
rangles together may conduct
room investigations, and recom-
mends the chairman on the quad's
judiciary be notified before the
search.
"Their companionship is less

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than consoling for the subject of
the search, especially if he claims
it an unjust invasion of privacy,"
Ashton said.
Also listed are the desire for
milk machines, refrigerators, soap
dispensers, more open houses and
a stop to room inspection by house
mothers.-
John Hale, senior director of the
men's residence halls said, "The
full story is not stated," but de-
clined to make further comment
other than that the problems were
under discussion.
In reference to his action, Ash-
ton said, "I see the residence halls
as" educational facilities with an
important potential contribution
to- the University community.
Many of these issues are the re-
sult of an administrative over-
concern which clouds educational
objectives."

Vanguard Moo
Reports W,5,eat
,Scientists Predict Improvemei
In. Storm, Tornado Forecastin
WASHINGTON (R) - An American satellite car
miniature, mechanical weather observer flashed in
around the earth yesterday.
The basketball-sized satellite is equipped to cl
and report back on the earth's cloud cover and, thus b
storm clouds or tornadoes.
The satellite, Vanguard II, itself may whirl on
space for years ork even centuries. But the batteries
weather eyes - a pair of photoelectric cells - can
continuously for only a fort-6

night.

II

ROBERT ASHTON
.. criticizes residences

Board Debates Conversion
Of Fletcher to Men 's House
The Board of Governors of the Residence Halls discussed the
possibility of converting Fletcher Hall from a women's residence to a
men's residence at their meeting yesterday.
John Hale, Senior Resident Director of the men's residence halls,
said there is a need for housing of the type Fletcher Hall offers for
both men and women. Residents in this, unit pay for only room and
have meal jobs elsewhere, thus<

In Research
For Honors
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sev-
enth in a series of articles concerning
the departmental honors program of
literary college.)
By RUTHANN RECHT
The French, Spanish and speech
departmental honors programs are
conducted on an individual basis
whereby each student meets with
an advisor to do research and a
paper.
Qualified students majoring in
either French or Spanish may be
admitted to a "program of super-
vised independent study at the
beginning or middle of their junior
year," Prof. Lawrence B. Kiddle
of the romance languages depart-
ment said.
In the junior year each student
decides on a program of detailed
reading in his field of interest to-
gether with a member of the fac-
ulty. The student meets with his
counselor each week to discuss the
book he has read during that' time.
Each student must write at least
one paper a semester but may
write as many as one a week, de-
pending on the instructor, Prof.
Kiddle said. These reports may be
written in the original language
or in English. "We prefer the stu-
dents to write in either French
or Spanish after they have taken
advanced work," he continued.
The work of the senior year is
based on selected topics, authors,
literary movements,. or genres
chosen by the student in consul-
tation with his advisor. Periodic
conferences, term papers or re-
ports, and a final oral examination
to be given in May constitute the
work of the course.
See ROMANCE, page 2
U Counselmg
Needs Help
Better coordination, training
and communication were listed as
the most urgent needs of the Uni-
versity counseling program by
Roger Seasonwein. '61. Student

bcorrect position for us to pick it,
up, he added.
Part of the Navy's official Moon-
Beam tracking project, the Univer-
sity station is only able to monitor
the satellite's signals when it is
traveling in a due north-south
direction.
When the.station does success-
fully monitor~ the 2I1 2-pound
satellite, an accurate orbit 'can be
predicted from .its information,
combined with other information
received over short wave from
other MoonBeam tracking units.
The tracking station will also be
able to roughly compute the satel-
lite's velocity, temperature and'
other valuable data concerning the.
flight of the space weather sta-
tion, Parsons noted.
The chances remain good that.
the Peach Mountain site, located
15 iles northwest of Ann Arbor,
will be able to monitor the earth
moon, Parsons said.
Must Pass Equator
The small sphere must pass at
least 20-degrees north of the equa-
tor to be received on the tracking
apparatus.
Reports from Washington say
the tiny moon is expected to criss-
cross the equator between latitudes
of approximately 35 degree north
and 35 degrees south. The globe is
also expected to circle 'the earth
ranging from a distance of 335 to
2,050 miles from the Earth's sur-
face.

reducing expenses greatly.
Originally for Men
Fletcher Hall, originally a men's
housing unit, was converted to a
women's unit four years ago twhen
there was a "frightful" overcrowd-
ing in the women's dormitories,
according to Dean of Women,
Deborah Bacon.
Hale said "a transfer of Fletcher
from women to men would not
eliminate that type of housing for
women," but while the hall was
being occupied by women, all ad-
vantages of this kind would be
denied to the University's men as
they have no comparable type of
housing.
Miss Bacon declared that the
hall's 80 women were there for the
same reason the men needed this
kind of housing-they are under
financial stress. While Fletcher
Hall is not "ideal," Miss Bacon
said, no place else in the residence
hall system could offer these wom-
en the type of housing Fletcher
Hall does.
Would Hurt Women
Several members of the Board
felt the matter was one of incon-
veniencing 80 women or leaving
80 men who are already inconveni-
enced in their present housing.
It was brought out by Dean of
Men Walter B. Rea that many
men under financial stress com-
parable to that of the women now
living in Fletcher Hall, are forced
to live in housing far below the
caliber the residence hall system
should make available.
Action on the matter was post-
poned until the Board's March
meeting in hopes that decisive in-
formation could be gathered by
members of the Board.

Committee
To. Report,
An Evaluation Committee report
"probably recommending a change
in the composition of the Board in
Review" will be the chief item on
the agenda of the Student Govern-
ment Council meeting, according
to Mort Wise, '59, executive vice-
president.
All members of the Board in
Review have been invited to attend
the meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in
the Student Activities Building, he
said, adding the council 'hopes
that "at least some will be there."
The Council might also recon-
sider a tabled motfon of 1949 con-
cerning University recognition of
organizations with bias clauses. If
such action is taken, a committee
will be appointed to consult the,
appropriateauthorities.
A letter from Dean of Men
Walter B. Rea concerning the ap-
parent bias clause in the constitu-
tion of Alpha Kappa Lambda,
seeking recognition as a fraterity,
will also be presented to the Coun-
cil.
SGC will also be requested to
approve the appointment of four
Council members and one non-
SGC member to the Conduct Study
Committee, which was set up at
last week's meeting.
A proposed change in the Cine-
ma Guild policy and a progress
report of the National and Inter-
national Committee's student ex-
change program will also be con-
sidered.

May Take Two Weeks
And at first it may take two
weeks to process the information
relayed back to earthbound scien-
tists by, the 20-inch, 21% pound
globe.
Yet the launching of the satel-
lite was an epochal stride toward
using man-made moons to help
improve short and long-range
weather forecasts. Still farther
in the future is a possibility that
satellites may help humans with
the control of weather.
Richard Porter, head of the
United States satellite panel for;
the International Geophysical
Year, said yesterday's launching
is "the beginning of a new era in
weather research." Pr e s I d e n t
Dwight D. Eisenhower congratu-
lated ",all who participated in the
successful ,launching."
Has Company
Out in the reaches of space, the
new satellite is streaking along
with Russia's huge Sputnik III
and three American satellites still
aloft. Its two electronic eyes peer
out of its shiny shell. Other deli-
cate instruments are packed in-
side the sphere.
Director T. Keith Glennan of
the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration told a news
conference the artificial moon is
circling the earth every 126 min-
utes at altitudes varying from 335
to 2,050 miles.
First checks showed the speed
varies from 14,000 to 18,000 miles
an hour, with the satellite travel-
ing faster when it is closer to the
earth.
May Last Decade
The life of the satellite was
computed at a decade at least, and
perhaps hundreds of years.
Abe Silverstein, Director of
Space Flight Development for
NASA, offered those widely vary-
ing estimates on the basis of pre-
liminary information.
Speaking of the satellite's life-
time at the news session, Silver-
stein remarked:
"We 'don't really know in the
high reaches of the atmosphere
what the density of the atmos-
phere is. And until we learn more
about the drag on the satellite .
it is pretty much anyone's guess."
Vanguard II isn't as far out in
space as Vanguard I, and hence
is in denser atmosphere.

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Plane Cra'b'
May Hold_
Conferenc,
LONDON (M)--A Turki
liner bringing Prime Mini
nan Menderes to the Cypr
ference crash-landed yest
a dense fog 28 miles from
The Turkish political
staggered dazed and brus
the wreckage. At least 1
aboard were killed,' the Mu
Civil Aviation said.
The four-engine Viscowu
ed by the Turkish gove
was carrying only Turkish
and the crew-a total of 2
Falls in Wood
It came down in a wooc
approaches to Gatwick.
near Horsham in Suy
plane, coming In from
and Rome, had been divert
London -Airport because
visibility.
Menderes, 60, spent tw
at a nearby farm house a'
was brought to the Londo:
A clinic physician said];
Is nothing seriously wroz
Menderes. All he wants is
quiet."
Others Hospitalize
Taken to the hospite
Menderes were Sefik Fent
private secretary, and
Turkish official.
The news caused an im
adjournment of negotiatio
ing toward independer
Cyprus, and cast doubt on'
they would be resumed to
A Transport Ministry
told a reporter theViscour
up "an absolute ball of w
-I have seen a few cras
never one like this." N
Wings 'Ripped Off
The plane cut a swath
the sod. The wings ripped'
an engine landed in a tre
The official said Mender
owe his escape to the fact
was snapped off the fusel
A small fire was quic
tinguished.
Rescuers had to cut
through a 200-yard pa
brambles and hedges to re
crash spot.
Peter Weller, a gardeni
nearby estate, said' thre
gers, including Mendere
gered groaning from the w:
"Then a wing tank appe
blow up," he said. "The'
further groans from ins
smashed fuselage. I and a
Peter Heather, another g
started dragging people o
left and center.
Brian Smith, an airpo:
cial, said four people wei
through holes chopped
fuselage.
Officials at Gatwick s
plane vanished from the
screenwhen it was about I
a half miles fromsthe end
landing on its final appr
few minutes later it wa
circling low, over the woo
then came the crash.
Rush Meetii
To Be Held
Universty fraternityn

World News
Roundup

STATE UNIVERSITY:
California Maintains
Unified Administration
(EDITOR'S NOTE: In view of the possibility of Wayne State University
coming under the control of the Board of Regents, The Daily has contacted
the University of California in order to determine how their multi-campus
university is run. The following information was received from the office
of the University . of California's president, Clark Kerr.)
By JAMES SEDER
The University of California is maintained as a "unified admin-
istration" for "university instruction and research" in the state of
California.
It maintains eight campuses and several centers of "instruction,
research, and public service" throughout the state. The university
has a full-time enrollment of more than 40,000 students, plus part-
time enrollment of' some 75,000 extension students. There are 12,000
faculty members and employees.
Run by Regents
The schools are run by a 24-man Board of Regents. Sixteen
of these men are appointed by the state governor and serve for 16-
year staggered terms. There are also eight ex-officio Regents. One
of these is the governor.
The president of the university is the executive head of all the

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By The Associated Press
LONDON - Soviet Premier
Khrushchev said yesterday that if
the Western powers try to shoot
their way through to West Berlin
after the Russians hand their oc-
cupation duties over to Commu-
nist East Germany "this will mean
the beginning of war."
, * * *
MEXICO CITY--Reports from
Acapulco yesterday said more than
100 Communist agitators have
been arrested and anti-Eisenhower
pamphlets confiscated.
The newspaper "Ultimas No-
ticias" said that one of those ar-
rested was an aide of the Russian
Embassy. Others included several
known Communist railroad-union
workers.
* * *
WASHINGTON - A bill to
strengthen the Smith Act was ap-
proved yesterday by the House
Judiciary Committee.
The Smith Act makes it a crime
to advocate overthrow of the gov-
ernment by force or to organize.
any group to advocate such action.
The bill approved yesterday
would revise the law's language to
make it apply to such actions as
recruiting new members and re-
grouping or expanding existing
clubs, classes or other units.
* *1 '1'
THE HAGUE-The Dutch Gov-
ernment said yesterday it had
asked its ambassador in Washing-
ton to request an "official ex-'

'RUSH EXPOSE:
Gargoyle Tickles Funny Bones Today.

The sorority issue of Gargoyle,
campus humor magazine, will be
on sale today with a take-off on
rush featuring original photos re
vealing the inside picture of soror-
ity life and rush.
The story, which is accompa-.
nied by pictures which were ac-
tually taken inside a sorority
house on campus, ties in with the
beginning of rushing for both
men and women.
Editor David Newman, Grad.,
said the 44-page issue is the thick-
est Garg in years. It includes,
among other things, "Passion Cost
Me My Diploma," a comic love
satire on Michigan life by Fatty
Arbuckle, '62E.
Exciting news about Garg's new
pledge prank contest is offered,
along with jokes, cartoons, and
stories of general campus appeal.

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