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Se Page 4

Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom











Agencies Approve Plan
For Huron River Study

The proposed Lower Huron
River study received approval
from two state agencies last night.
The State Health Department
and Water Resources Commission
expressed approval of an outline
for the study submitted by the
S ays Labor'
M y Boss
In Congress
NEW YORK WJ) Postmaster
General Arthur E. Summerfield
said last night the nation "teeters
on the precipice of a labor-bossed
Unless businessmen move ac-
tively into politics, he said, union
influence "will come t dominate
the halls of Congress and, heaven
forbid, eventually perhaps the
White House itself. "
The Nov. 4 election, he said,
was won not by the Democratic
Party as such, but by "union boss-
es with the help of the Democrat
"The bald truth," he continued,
"is that America today teeters on
the Precipice of a labor-bossed
Congress -not Congress under
either of the present politieal Par-
through the years. This means
ties as the have been known
that the Congress will not be
guided by the traditional prin-
ciples of either party."
He pictured organized labor as
"gathered up in phalanx, its mil-
lions of dollars and thousands of
trained Political manipulators
drawn up in battle formation to
seize control over our governmen-
tal processes."
Summerfield said, "It is high
time that the American people de-
mand that the political activity
of organizedtlabor be brought
within reasonable bounds, and
clearly governed by law.
In particular, he said it must be
made unlawful "for labor bosses to
be permitted to spend union dues
in political efforts that are often
in direct opposition to what the
dues-paying union member him-
self wants."
He told the dinner meeting that
"the businessmen of our country,
by holding back from active parti-
cipation in politics, are only con-
tributing to the destruction of the
way of life in which they believe
and on which they depend."
Union Heads
Teamsters Union leaders who were
chxarged by a Senate committee
with misappropriating union funds
were reelected overwhelmingly in
their local's election.
Raymond Cohen was returned
as Secretary-Treasurer of the 14,-
000 member Local 107 of the
Teamsters, while Joseph Grace
was reelected President of the
powerful local,
Official election returns as an-
nounced yesterday by the union,
showed Cohen elected to his sec-
ond- five-year term by a vote of
8.261 to 1,532, The secretary-treas-
urer is the recognized boss of the
Grace, president of the local
since 1933, won by a count of 8,136
to 1,516 for a combined opposition.
Cohen pleaded the Fifth Amend-
ment last summer in his appear-
ance before the Senate Rackets
Union Hosts

Technical 'Advisory Subcommittee
of the Huron River Watershed In-
tergovernmental Committee.
The intergovernmental commit-
tee closely questioned representa-
tives of the two state agencies
concerning the prospects for ac-
ceptance of any plan which might
be developed by the engineering
firm conducting the study, Black
and Veatch, of Kansas City, Mo.
Ronald Pierce of the Stater
Health Departnent explained that
the agency could not give blanket
approval of "anything the firm
might come up with but that con-
cerning prospects of an acceptable
plan being developed were as good
as they ever will be."'
Several members of the Inter-
governmental Committee, which is
made up of representatives of +com-
munities in the Huron Valley from
Ann Arbor to Lake Erie, expressed
fear that the study might be made
and the solutions developed would
prove unacceptable to the state
and the money for the study
No Guarantee Given
Pierce pointed out that, his
agency had worked with this engi-
neering firm in the past in Michi-
gan and the plans worked out
werebacceptable and were in prac-
tice but that he could not guaran-
tee anything "sight unseen."
The Intergovernmental group
was formed at state request to
study the water problems faced in
the river valley by increased popu-
lation and water usage. The popu-
lation of the area has increased by
about 40 per cent.
The state was concerned that
if each small community developed
its own solution the result would.
be a myriad of small projects. A'
Messtah Set
For Today
The 26th annual presentation of+
Handel's Messiah will be given in
two performances," at 8:30 p.m.{
tonight and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Aud.
Singing voices of 330 members
of the Choral Union will join the
University Musical Society Or-
chestra on a stage built over the
present stage to enlarge the area.
Both groups are comprised of stu-
dents and A'nn Arbor residents;:
the orchestra plays only for this
Christmas season event.
Lester McCoy is director and
Mary McCall Stubbins will ac-I
company the Choral Union.
Soloists for the Messiah are
Nancy Carr, soprano; Florence
Kopleff, contralto; John McCol-
lum, tenor; and Kenneth Smith,
bass. McCollum has appeared in
the Ann Arbor May Festival and
Smith has sung the Messiah here
All seats have been sold for
both performances, but there is
still standing room available.

request was made for a compre-
hensive survey and solution to the
problem. The proposed study is
aimed at this comprehensive out-
Announcement was made at the
meeting that the community rep-
resentatives forming the commit-
tee, including Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti agreed to attempt to
raise a total of $17,500 among
their respective communities.
Industry To Help-
The remainder of the estimated
$35,000 necessary to finance the
study will come from gifts, grants
and privateindustry, according to
Guy C. Larcom, Jr., Ann Arbor
City Administrator.
Pierce stressed the fact that the
study would present possible solu-
tions on a conceptual basis and
that construction plans would be
developed from the accepted plan
from the study.
Vincent Madison, head of Area
Development for Detroit Edison,
volunteered his services to serve
on a committee to interest indus-
try in the project.
Comment was made by partici-
pants that industry has a stake in
the river quality and that they
should bear part of the cost.
Rights Plan
RALEIGH, N. C. (M - Former
President Harry Truman said yes-
terday he believed the Democratic
Party kwillhave a strong civil
rights plank in its 1960 platform
and that the South will not run
out on the party.
However, he said he did not
agree with Democratic National
Chairman Paul Butler who said
recently that the South could
either accept a strong plank on
the civil rights issue or get out
of the party. -
"I think the civil rights plank
we had in 1956 was a good one,"
said Truman. "The South stayed
with it and it will again. It will be
a strorg plank, you can be sure of
But, he added, "I'm not reading
anyone out of the Democratic
The former President was here
to speak to the State Literary and
Historical Association. He held a
press conference for about 100
Among other things, Truman
1) The way to deal with the
Russians in the Berlin crisis "is
to take a strong stand. We simply
need an iron fist stronger than
2) Vice-President Nixon is his
choice for the GOP Presidential
nomination in 1960 "because heI
would be the easiest to beat."

... retiring chairman

Prof. G. E. Densmore will retire
as chairman of the speech depart-
ment in February after 20 years in
that position.
"I have asked to be relieved of
chairmanship duties," Prof. Dens-
more said. The literary college has
accepted his request, Dean Rodger
Heyns said yesterday.
No successor to Prof. Densmore
has been named yet, Dean Heyns
said, although "extensive consul-
tation" with the speech depart-
ment concerning a new chairman
has begun.
If a chairman is not found by
February, a temporary chairman
will be appointed.
Prof. Densmore said he asked to
be relieved of his chairmanship
duties because he wanted to spend
his last four years at the Univer-
sity in writing, teaching and re-
He has four and a half more
years before the end of his active
university service. He has been
with the University since 1921.

Reds Detain'
Army Pilot
In Germany
East-West Dispute
On Berlin Sharpens
BERLIN (P) - The East-West
dispute over Berlin sharpened yes-
terday with detention of ahUnited
States Army pilot by the East
German Communists.
The capture of Lt. Richard
Mackin of Washington, D. C. was
belatedly acknowledged two days
after he became lost on a flight;
near the East-West border and
radioed he was having to bail out.-
An East German official hint-,
the American might be used as a
hostage to aid the satellite re-
gime's drive for recognition by the
western powers. United States of-
ficials in Berlin at once made
clear they would not negotiate
with the East Germans for his re-
The explosive issue in the Berlin
crisis centers on Western refusal
to negotiate with the East Ger-
mans - even on the vital right of
access to this isolated city 110
miles inside East Germany,
West Germany's Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer, here to rally
the West Berliners against the
Communist threat, declared that
the United States, Britain and
France would stick by their
pledges to Berlin.
After conferring with Adenauer
and Foreign Minister Heinrich
Bretano, West Berlin Mayor Willy
Brandt said he told the chancellor
his administration will give a clear
"no" to Soviet Premier Nikita
Khrushchev's proposal to make
West Berlin a neutral, free city.
Allies Split
In Question
O 0f Red V eto

*.. firing successful
Plan Taks
On Trade
LONDON (M)-The main nations
of non-Communist Europe last
night rushed preparations for spe-
cial economic talks to stave off a
trade war looming next year.
A British treasury announce-
ment said the ministerial council
of the Organization for European
Economic Cooperation (OEEC)
will meet in the near future.
The stated purpose: to discuss
temporary working arrangements
between the six members of the
common market--which goes into
business Jan. 1-and the remain-
ing other OEEC countries.
Behind the treasury announce-
ment lies a story of British-French
economic rivalry. The British had
proposed a small meeting of key
European economic leaders to be
held next week under the chair-
manship of Britain's Reginald
But they have had to bow to
France's insistence on wider talks
to be presided over by Walter Hall-
stein of West Germany, which is a
member of the common market.
The threat of a trade war flows
from the plans of the six common
market countries to cut tariffs by
10 per cent and raise import
quotas by 20 per cent among each

Rocket May Soar
Far Past Moon
Successful Launching May Produce
First Artificial Planet Circling Sun
CAPE CANAVERAL (4) - A huge, bullet-shaped Army
rocket thundered skyward early today, carrying space probe
Pioneer III on a journey that could cover almost half a mil-
lion miles.
The mission of this first of two Army space tests was to
push-a 13-pound satellite past the moon and deep into outer
space where it could swing into an orbit around the sun.
To Become Planet
If the daring stab into space is successful, Pioneer III
would travel farther than any other man-made object and
become the first artificial planet.
The Juno II missile roared aloft with a dazzling flash
of white flame and smoke at 12:45 a.m. Scientists hope to
gather more vital information
about an intense field of ra-
diation above the earth and to Professors
see just how far their space
probe could goJnA sk AA U P ,
The 60-ton rocket called Juno
II, was composed of a modified
Jupiter Intermediate Range Ba-
listic missile as the booster stage, F
topped by three stages of solid
fuel Sergeant rockets.
Same as Juj iter EAST LANSING (AP)-A group
of Michigan State University pro-
The upper stages were practi- fessors has written to the Ameri.
cally identical to those used in can Association of University Pro-
the Jupiter-C rockets that hurled fessors to complain of changes in
three Explorer earth satellites into courses and curricula and "ar-
rbe missile was in sight for bitrary action" by the administra-
more than three minutes before About a dozen professors in th
it suddenly puffed out of sight, college of engineering and the de-
This apparently was burn out of partment of. communication skills
the first stage Jupiter engine. reportedly are involved.
The rocket climbed on 150,000 rof. Loi invofh.
pounds of thrust generated by thet Prof. Louis Joughin of the na-
Jupiter's liquid fueleni. tional association, said he had re-
J upiel, el engine eived information indirectly that
In effect, the Army missile men there was som~e unrest among the#
aimed Pioneer III directly at the MSU faculty.
moon but because of the uncon- No Action
trollable errors involved in celes-
tial mechanics the chances of We are not taking any actlon,
hitting it were slight, he said, '"because we have not re-
Cross Moon Path ceived fromany faculty member
If all went well, the probe would at Michigan State any complaint
moeor statement.
cross the path of the moon, more We do not ordinarily pay too
than 220,000 miles away, after a much attention to complaints un-
flight of 33 hours, 45 minutes. less they come directly from the
Then it wassupposed to shoot teachers involved," he said.
on to more than 400,000 miles "We have a chapter at East
away where, the Army hoped it Lansing and they can write us if
would go into a distant orbit they desire," he sail.
around the sun. He said the association concerns
The launching came in the itself principally with the prdfes-
wake of three Air Force attempts sional positions of teachers, add-
to orbit the moon without suc- ing "I have not heard of any jobs
cess. Pioneer I came closest Oct. in jeopardy there."
11 when it penetrated 79,000 miles
out into space. Preserve Anonmity


He came to the University as an GENEVA (') -- The United
assistant in the geology and edu- States and Britain differed yester-
cation departments in 1921 and day over the veto power which
became an instructor in the speech Russia demands in the proposed
department the next year. He was commission for policing a nuclear
appointed an assistant professor weapons test ban.
in 1927, associate professor in Delegates met in a drafting
1934, and in 1939 -was made a full committee to work out the open-
professor. His major field of inter- ing articles of a treaty for a con-
est is public speaking. . trolled suspension of tests.
Prof. Densmore will begin a The three powers clearly have
semester's sabbatical leave in Feb- come to an understanding that
ruary. the commission should perma-
nently reflect their present pre-
P e Cdominant status in nuclear arma-
ments. But they are split over
e a The Soviet Union wants all
other nations permanently ex-
B etting R included from membership. It also
expects each of the Big Three na-
PONTIAC (P) -Police arrested tions to hold veto power over the
40 to 50 persons yesterday in a control system.
crackdown on the numbers racket The United States and Britain,
in this city of 80,000. which favor election of other na-
Detective Richard Evans, who tions as non-permanent members,
said "the ring is smashed," esti- are united in their determination
mated that the group did a two to oppose any Russian veto on in-
and one-quarter million dollar spection teams' movements and
business annually. reports.

S tockwellites Peacefully
File into Dining Room
Stockwell Hall's "Five Side" quietly filed into the dining room as
usual for dinner last night.
Thursday's "sit down strike" protesting against a menu featuring
veal cutlets was apparently over, as the 200 women ate a dinner of fish
sticks, braised city chicken on salisbury steak.
"We are definitely not planning any further demonstrations,"
Lenore Richards, '59, Stockwell's president, said, explaining that the!
SHouse Council decided nt lr amt

Cook-Williams Choir

ing Thursday that the protest had
been enough to show their feelings
about the food.
L2V , Schaadt To Speak
Fins Song JFest At the request of the Council,
1Leonard A. Schaadt, business
manager of the residence halls,
will speak to the house at a meet-
By KENNETH McELDOWNEY Phillip A. Duey, director of the ing Wednesday.
The Martha - Cook - Williams University's Men's Glee Club. "We had already planned to have
Choir took first place honors at the The winning choir received a the meeting before Thursday's
Interhouse Council-Assembly Sing total of 112 points of the possible demonstration," Miss Richards
last night. 150. The Jordon - Adams group" said, "but since then we put Mr.
Under the direction of Ardith compiled 108 points with the Schaadt first on the program. He
S. Watts, '60 SM,accompanied byjKleinstueck-Huber choir receiving will answer any questions the girls
S98. Each judge had a total of 75 may have."
Cook-Williams group sang "Love points which he might distribute. After meeting with the Stock-
Is A Many Splendored Thing" Both houses of the winning well Council, Schaadt attributed
from the film of the same name. group received trophies at the he passive resistance to "a lack of
The Jordon-Adms Choconclusion of the sing. The Cam- good understanding and communi-
Th odnAasCorsinging cation between the students and
"Laura" came in second and the pus Broadcasting Network recorded staff."
combined Kleinstueck and Huber the entire concert and will make
House group took third place.'records available to all interested , enus
Houselropstook tird plme in purchasing them. Asked about the planning of the

Prof. James H. Platt, formerly
of the MSU faculty and now at
Northeast Missouri Teachers Col-
lege, said he acted as an inter-
mediary in forwarding the com-
plaints by the group to "preserve
their anonymity.".
Copies of the letter were sent
to two Michigan legislators, a Re-
publican and a Democrat. It bore
no official signature.
Prof. Harold Hart, chairman of
the MSU chapter of the AAUP
said there was no protest by the
local chapter but that individual
members might have sent such a
The statement from the college
of engineering group said in part
that "suddenly a new and dif-
ferent curriculum appeared with
no discussion by the department
faculty and without their con-
IIt said the new curriculum was
"seemingly drawn up in secret
Ga lens Hope
To Reach Goal
Of $S7,000
Approximately $3,000 was col-
lected yesterday during the first
day of Galens annual bucket drive,
Robert Gove, '59Med., chairman
of the drive, said.
The honorary medical society
hopes to reach its goal of $7,000
today. Buckets will be manned on

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