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VOL LXIX, No. 70






Conlin Sees Rise
In State s Deficit
May Reach $100 Million by June;
"U' Payment Situation Called Acute
State payments to the University are becoming more acute from
the state's point of view, Wilbur K. Pierpont, vice-president in charge
of business and finance, said last night as a newly skyrocketing state
deficit was predicted in Lansing.
Michigan's debt may rise to $100 million by the close of the
current fiscal year June 30, Rep. Rollo G. Conlin (R-Tipton) estimated.
Rep. Conlin, chairman of the House taxation committee and head
of a legislative study committee on Michigan's tax structure, raised
his previous estimate of debt by 35 million dollars. Rep. Conlin said













...urges "human" engineering
E Says
TOo Narrow
An ex-governor of Michiga
and one of the nation's outstand
Ing civil engineers sharply cirti
vised last night the failure o
American universities to produc
a well-rounded engineer.
Murray D. Van Waggoner, '21
called the American engineer a
"traditionally highly competent -
but tongue-tied -- individual wh
has failed miserably in the com
plex field of 'human' engineer
Speaking before the Universit:
chapter of the American Societ:
of Civil Engineers, the noted poll
tician-engineer urged a broaden.
ing of today's technical programs
Cites Outstanding Failure
"If there is one outstanding
failure of American academic edu-
cation, it is the failure of our col-
leges and universities to prepare
the technician and the scientis'
for active participation in the so-
cial, political and cultural life of
the community," he said.
The engineer cannot afford tc
retire to his drafting board while
basic decisions affecting the so-
cial and moral life of the com-
munity are being made, Van Wag-
goner commented.
Urges 'Human' Engineering
"In short, he must be able tc
do a good deal of 'human' engi-
neering, along with the building
of bridges and the design of ma-
chines." he said.
Citing a paragraph contained in
President Dwight D. Eisenhower's
recent Report on Higher Educa-
tion, Van Waggoner said the pub-
lc exalts the specialist, who very
often knows his own field, with-
out seeing or caring how his spe-
cialty fits the general pattern.
"Our emphasis on specializa-
tion, particularly in America, has
led one philosopher to declare
that we are 'misled by small,
clever minds,' " he said.
Must See Life "Clearly"
"The college of engineering
must help the student to see life
clearly and see it whole," Van
Waggoner commented.
Van Waggoner called upon the
engineering profession to assume
its "right and responsibilities to
Terming leadership training
"conspicuously absent from the
offerings of our engineering fac-
ulties," he urged increased study
in the fields of sociology, econom-
ics and political science.
MSU Students
Fail at Bribe

-phis previous $65 million debt esti-
mate "pre-supposed an increase
in the sales tax and other taxes
which has failed to materialize."
"Unless new revenues are quickly
provided, professors face the pro-
spect of payless paydays within a
few months," Clarence W. Lock,
deputy state revenue commission-
er, commented.
The University, which has re-
ceived four monthly payments of
$2.6 million this fiscal year, is
still behind the November check
from the state, Pierpont said. Un-
less a check for December is re-
ceived next week, the state will
owe the University over $5 million.
'U' Can Borrow
If the state fails to provide
money, the University can borrow
to meet its payroll and other
necessary expenses. Last month,
Michigan State University au-
thorized borrowing $900,000 to
meet its payroll. The Board of
Regents must authorize all bor-
rowing done by the University. 7
The administration "will review
this situation with the Regents"
at their monthly meeting Friday,
Pierpont said. "What course of
action will be taken will depend
on whether or not we receive a
payment this month," he added.
He said a check from the state1
was "expected" within the month. I
Won't Affect Request
University President Harlan
Hatcher said this new debt pre-
diction "will not affect" the Uni-j
versity's request for funds, "nor,1
I think, our need." The budget isI
already set, and no modificationc
of the request is planned, her
The subject of the state's failure
to meet its payments to Michiganr
colleges was not discussed at thet
State Council of College Presidentsc
meeting held Tuesday in Lansing,c
he said.
College Heads,
:Discuss Funds P
The presidents of the state'sv
nine tax-supported colleges metn

Ike Plans
In Berlin
WASHINGTON P) -President
SDwightD. Eisenhower put Russia
on notice yesterday that the West
will stand firm in Berlin and, if
any trouble starts, it will be Mos-
cow's fault.
President Eisenhower opened his
news conference. with what he
called a "sort of summary of the
circumstances and events that
hae brought about a division of
The President went back to
1944, when the World War II
allies started planning postwar
administration of ,defeated ter-
ritories. At Yalta and Potsdam
later, he said, more detailed plans
were worked out. Then at the 1955
summit conference it was decided
to reunite Germany by free elec-
tions, he said.
Stand By Rights
As a result of all these arrange-
ments, the President declared:
"We stand firm on the rights
and the responsibilities that we
have undertaken."
But he also said:
"I should like to make clear
there is no attempt on the part of
the United States in this position
to be arbitrary in the sense of try-
ing to irritate or anger anybody
Aims at Khrushchev
This comment was interpreted
as being aimed at Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev. The Soviet
leader has delivered a virtual ulti-
matum to the Allied Big Three to
clear out of West Berlin after six
months of preparatory negotia-
President Eisenhower told his
news conference he didn't see any-
thing particularly new in Khrush-
chev's suggestions on the Berlin
crisis, relayed to the President by
Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-
But President Eisenhower de-
clined to go into details on Hum-
phrey's report.
The President did confirm two
points already published: that
Khrushchev boasted Russia has
an 8,700-mile ballistic missile and
an easy - to - build nuclear bomb
with the explosive power of five
million tons of TNT.

IMos her Stages Protest
Against .dorm Policies
Residents of Mosher Hall lodged a formal protest against Resi-
dence Hall Administrative policies and then staged an orderly dinner
walkout last night.
The eleven-point statement, formulated by the House Council
Tuesday night, was read to the women before they entered the dining
hall. A majority of the grievances dealt with the food problem, while
the opening statement mentioned that the action was carried out "in
support and agreement with Stockwell Hall." A word-of-mouth cam-

Nobel Group
Honors Poet
In Absence
poet-novelist Boris Pasternak, an
absent winner, was honored along
with seven attending in person
at the 1958 Nobel awards cere-
mony in Stockholm's concert hall
Three Soviet physicists, three
American scientists and a British
chemist were handed checks to-
taling $124,260 by Sweden's King;
Gustav VI on this 125th anniver-
sary of the birth of Alfred No-
bel, the dynamite inventor whose
fortune finances the awards.
Secretary Anders Oesterling of
the Royal Swedish Academy paid
tribute to Pasternak, the author
of the anti-Communist novel
"Doctor Zhivago," who was forced
by Soviet pressure to turn down
the 1958 literature prize.
The Academy awarded the prize
to Pasternak for his important
contribution to contemporary ly-
rics as well as to the great Russian
epic tradition, Oesterling said in
an unscheduled announcement
near the end of the glittering cere-
Grad Student
Dies in Crash
En Route to 'U'
Bernt Shau-Hwei Chou, Grad
died in an automobile accident on
the Detroit Expressway early yes-
terday morning.


S GC May

palgn kept a large segment of the
women out of the Stockwell dining
room last Wednesday night, in a
protest against recent dormitory
Complaints Building Up
"Our complaints against Resi-
dence Hall policies have been
building up all semester," com-
mented Judy Hassenzahl, '61, pres-
ident of the Mosher House Coun-!
cil. "The food strike at Stockwell
gave us impetus, but we didn't
stage the walkout as a sympathetic
gesture towards them."
At the same time that the walk-
out was taking place, the regular
monthly meeting of the Residence
Halls' Services committee was also
going on in a Mosher Hall dining
room. It is composed of represen-
tatives of all the women's houses,
Leonard A. Schaadt, Business
Manager of Residence Halls, As-
sistant Dean of Women Elsie
Fuller and a representative of
Food Service.
Part of their discussion dealt
with the food problem brought out
in the disturbance at Stockwell
Hall. "The committee decided to
conduct a survey into the wom-
en's preferences in food combina-
tions and choices at meals," com-
mented Joan Comiano, '61, second
vice-president of Assembly Associ-
ation and chairman of the com-
To Take Steps
"I hadn't been informed of
Mosher's complaints," Schaadt
commented last night. "But I will
certainly take them into consider-
ation and attempt to take correc-
tive steps," he went on.
Referring to the problem at
Stockwell, Schaadt told that Hall
last night that the former dieti-
cian had resigned. Lenore Rich-
ards, '59, Stockwell president,
noted that it seemed to be a con-
census of the hall that the food
stemmed "from poor planning on
the part of the past dietician."
Mosher's House Council, how-
ever, stated that their complaint
wasn't against their own dietician
or dining hall staff, but primarily
the Residence Halls policies. "I
believe that the entire Hall is be-
hind the protest," Miss Hassenzahl3
Of the 11 complaints mentioned,
ten dealt with objections to the
way in which food was served
(greasy soup on small portions)l
the menu choices (cold plates onf
cold days) or the procedure in the1
dining hall (difficulty in gettingt
permission to eat late, even though1
there is a class conflict.) The last
complaint concerned objection tot
cutting in on the telephone service
with long distance calls.C

Transfer of high school accred-
itation from the University to the
State Department of Public In-
struction will be studied by a spe-
cial committee.
Formation of the committee
was authorized yesterday by a
meeting of representatives from
various Michigan educational in-
stitutions, under the co-chair-
manship of James A. Lewis. Vice-
President for Student Affairs and
Lynn Bartlett, State Superintend-
ent of Public Instruction.
Consider Improvements
Sole purpose of the meeting,
they commented, was to consider
improvements in the accrediting
Lewis said the meeting related
to recommendations by the John
D. Russell Report on Higher Edu-
cation in Michigan. The report
asked increased cooperation be-
tween secondary and higher edu-
cational institutions.
One recommendation requests
that "the Legislature transfer the
function of the supervising and
accrediting of high schools ...to
the State Board of Education and
the State Department of Public
Instruction, with a corresponding
transfer of the funds needed to
operate this service."
To Pick Study Group
The study group, to be com-i
posed of representatives from
both secondary and higher edu-
'cational institutions, will be se-
lected by Lewis and Bartlett.
Findings and recommendationst
of the committee are expected to
be reported this Spring.
Ira qi Speaks
About Revolt

Motion Tomorrow
Brief To Give Stand on Sorority;
Vote Taken i Executive Session
Student Government Council will try to present an ap-
peal on the Board in Review's stay of action on the Council's
Sigma Kappa decision to the Board of Regents tomorrow.
In a motion passed in a three and a half hour executive
session, the Council said if the appeal is not placed on the
Regents agenda, a further appeal will be made next year.
The next Regents meeting will
be in January.Ir

informally with members of the Chou was en route from his
Senate Finance Committeee and home in Riverside: Ontario, to
the House Ways and Means Corn- Strike 1 Ta s classes when the accident occurred
mittee Tuesday, University Presi- in Van Buren township. His car
dent Harlan Hatcher said.- IV f plunged into the rear end of a
The informal dinner meeting W trailer truck which had just left
with the state legislators "created a road-side restaurant and was
an atmosphere where we could get No progress was made yesterday crossing from the west-bor id side
real progress on the business of toward settling the strike which of the Expressway to the east-
higher education in our state," has shut down the Ann Arbor bound lane. The driver of the
President Hatcher commented. News and eight other Michigan truck was given a ticket for unsafe
"For some time we have wanted newspapers, according to News starting by the State Police.
to discuss financial problems out- editor Arthur Gallagher. Chou received his bachelor's de-
side the pressure of legislative Contract talks between Booth gree from National Central Uni-
sessions," he said. Newspapers, Inc., and the Inter- versity, Nanking, China, and his
President Hatcher termed the national Typographical Union will master's from the University of
conference "a profitable type of resume this morning, the editor Toronto. He is survived by his
thing." t said, wife, Willa, and two children.



To Present 'The Matchmaker'


Thornton Wilder's comedy "The
Matchmaker" will be presented
at 8 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and
Saturday in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
A speech department produc-
tion, the play is set in Yonkers
and New York City in the 1880's.
A miserly storekeeper, Horace
Vandergelder, decides he has been
a widower long enough. He con-
sults a matchmaker, Dolly Levi,
who arranges for him to meet a
mate, Irene Malloy, in New York.
IShe is determined, however,
that this match will not strike his
fancy, for she wants Vandergelder
for herself. The plot becomes com-
plicated further when Vander-
gelder's shop assistant, Cornelius


All systems of exploitation and
oppression were destroyed in the
Iraqi Revolution in July, Nasir
Hani commented last night.
Nasir Hani, a Cultural Attache
of the Republic of Iraq, spoke at
the invitation of the Arab Stu-
The political stability of Iraq
was threatened by the lust for
power of the ruling groups them-
selves, Hani continued.
Gives Reasons
This lust for power along with
the oppression of those who were
politically minded, and the gen-
erally poor living conditions in
Iraq were given as reasons for
the outbreak of the revolution, by
In order to solve these problems
the new government has started
on many new reforms, Hani de-
clared. "One of the most coura-
geous steps taken," he added, has
been the new land reform laws.
These limit the amount of land
which can be owned by any per-
son. Hani explained this is an
attempt to more equally distribute
the land among the citizens of
Hani reports that the policy of
alliance with the West was feared
by the educated elements of Iraq
who believed they might lead to
further domination. Also the fear
of being involved in a war against
countries with which Iraq has no
quarrel, was mentioned as anoth-
er reason for non-alliance with
the West.
Hinders Progress
"We stand for peace and world
cooperation," he declared. War
will only hinder the progress that
is being made by the underdevel-
oped countries, Hani added.ev -
He said that, the West must not
condemn the new direction and
hought in the Arab World but#
ry to understand it. "We believe

Maintain Stay
On Nov. 15 the Board in Review
failed to remove a stay of action
on the Council's decision to with-
draw recognition from Sigma
Kappa national sorority. The
sorority had previously been
found in violation of the Univer-
sity's regulations regarding dis-
crimination in student organiza-
The text of the appeal was not
released, but Maynard Goldman,
'59, SGC's president, said it states
the "Council's position on the stay
of action placed on the Sigma
Kappa decision by the Board in
'Upholds Integrity'
"This action," according to
Roger Seasonwein, '61, "was the
only thing the Council could do
at this time in order to uphold
the integrity and respect of SGC."
Explaining his affirmative vote
he added that if it is felt that
SGC has the right to decide the
Sigma Kappa decision, all efforts
to get such consideration must be
All discussion and action was
taken in closed executive session.
During this period the motion was
reported to have passed with a di-
vided vote.
To Release Brief
The Council's brief will be re-
leased at such time as the appeal
is placed on the Regents agenda,
Goldman said. He expected this
notification to come at about 8
p.m. tonight.
In a brief flurry of action, the
Council defeated a motion by
David Kessel, Grad., to require
the work of the public relations
committee to be reviewed by the
executive vice-president.
"It's important to have unity
of opinion before the public when
you speak as Student Govern-
ment Council," he said. The mo-
tion would have required the com-
mittee to check all their releases
through the executive vice-presi-
Table NIA Motion
The Council also tabled a mo-
tion for the National and Inter-
national Affairs Committee to
consider a bilateral exchange pro-
gram with a foreign university.
When Goldman asked why the
committee had not presented a
recommendation for a specific
program, Carol Holland, '60,
chairman, said the Council should
first decide if it wants a unilater-
al or bilateral exchange plan.
Fred Merrill, '59, moved that
the NIA committee work in the
area of a bilateral exchange pro-t
gram and Miss Holland explainedt
Ghat the only available bilateral
plans are with the Free Univer-
sity of Berlin,
Merrill withdrew his motion inl
avor of tabling the ruling untilf
he Council has time to considert
he action.
Hatcher Gets
Senate Motion s
University President Harlant
catcher has received Tuesday's
acuity Senate resolution request-
ng the Regents to uphold Student"
iovernment Council's decision on 1
igma Kappa. t

Cut Don
In Formosa
TAIPEI tom-United States air
and naval forces in the Formosa
area are being reduced as the
Communist threat to the Chinese
Nationalist off-shore island less-
The United States command
emphasized yesterday, however, it
is keeping a watchful eye on the
situation, and the withdrawn
planes and ships will remain with.
in range for a swift recall,
High United States officers are
supervising the withdrawals.
Among arrivals yesterday to look
over the situation were Rear Adm,
Ralph S. Clarke, Commander of
the United States carrier divisiozn
five, and Lt. Gen. Roy H. Lynn,
Vice Commander of United States
Air Defense Command.
The strength of United States
forces in the Formosa area is a
military secret. But it is no secret
that the United States Seventh
fleet, equipped with nuclear weap-
ons, is the bulwark of the striking
The tremendous armada which
converged when the Communists
began all-out bombardments of the
offshore islands last Aug. 23 is
being thinned out.
Marine air group 11 and the
337th fighter-interceptor squadron
are still on Formosa, but the F104A
starfighters - the fastest planes
known to be in the combat units-
have gone home.
The buildup of Chinese Na-
tionalist forces with the latest
United States weapons is going
ahead. There were unconfirmed
reports that Chiang Kai-Shek's'
army may be given B61 matador
pilotless bombers.
The Nationalists took advantage
of yesterday's non-shooting day
and sent a big convoy with fresh
supplies *to Quemoy.
Ask Students
To Evaluate
LSA Courses
Students will be requested to
fill out questionnaires for an eval-
uation of courses and teachers in
the literary college during classes
today and tomorrow.
Students will not be asked to
sign their names to the evalua-
tions, and the instructors will not
be given the questionnaires until
finals are over and final grades
have been turned in.
Prof. Erich Steiner of the bot-
any department, chairman of the
committee on student opinion of
courses and teaching, said that
the purpose of the survey is to
bring about more effective in-
struction and to give students a
chance to assess their own educa-
tional progress and aims.
"Students should be aware of
the questions in advance," he said,
"for the committee believes that
the questionnaire should reflect
thoughtful, well-considered eva-

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