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Special to The Daily


DETROIT-There is a school here (student population-17,000)
which might just become the University of Michigan at Detroit, if the
man who runs it has his way.
The school is presently called Wayne State University and the man
referred to is its president Clarence Hilberry.
He proposed Monday that Wayne and the University merge as
autonomous units under control of the University Board of Regents.
Hilberry told The Daily yesterday he has met with "very few"
negative reactions from the lawmakers and educators with whom he
has discussed the proposal.
'U' Stays Uncommitted
No official approving or damning word has as yet come from local
administrators. The most University President Harlan Hatcher has said
is that it is "quite possible a better educational program could be
developed with greater economy to the state" as a result of the merger.
But University Regent Roscoe O. Bonisteel, whosalso sits on the
Wayne Board of Governors, has praised the proposal as being both
economical and beneficial to state education.
Several Wayne officials are of the opinion that the University Is
unable to openly welcome the decision because such action might make
them appear to be a greedy octopus consuming its neighbor.
Hilberry met yesterday with members of the Wayne University

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Council, composed of faculty members, and discussed the various'
intricacies of the plan.
The Wayne president dismissed the possibility of the Detroit school
becoming subservient to the University. He repeatedly emphasized that,
the move would not be made without assurance that both schools
remain "autonomous, co-ordinate and distinct."
Under his plan, both institutions would be ruled by the Board of
Regents, but would be headed by separate administrations. President
Hatcher would chair all Regents meetings (it is his constitutional
duty). This would not imply Ann Arbor dominance, Hilberry explained.
But wouldn't a change in the school's name indicate a step towards
loss of independence?
Name Change a Possibility
Although a name change is a "real possibility," it would not be
forced or necessary, Hilberry emphasized. A name change to "Uni-
versity of Michigan at Detroit" had been called possible Wednesday.
He said retention of "Wayne State University" is perfectly possible,
although it might be awkward since the state constitution identifies
the Board of Regents specifically with the University of Michigan.
However, the Wayne State Collegian, while favoring the merger,
editorially warned that the University's seniority "may well win out"
when conflicts arise between the institutions.
Denying that the Regents would show any partiality to the Ann
Arbor campus, he said that disagreements between the schools over
needs could be settled peacefully by conferences.


sible, Wayu
Hilberry declared the merger would be a guarantee of a more
efficient and effective educational system for the citizens of the next
quarter century.
"In the long run," Hilberry said, "a co-ordinated budget request
will end needless competition and cost the taxpayer less."
He pointed out that the two schools have shown desire to work
harmoniously, citing as examples the joint adult education divisions
and the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations which is composed
of staff members from both schools.
Coordination To Increase
Coordination will inevitably increase, he opinioned. "We're within
35 miles of each other and getting closer every day," he said, referring
to the University's Dearborn branch which is due to open this fall, and
the University-owned Rackham Building located a block from the WSU
Where does the plan leave Michigan State University, the third of
the "big sister" schools in the state?
Many state educators are privately saying that MSU, facing a
Detroit-Ann Arbor "power combination" might have plenty to worry
about in this spring's competitive bargaining for funds from the
legislature. Hilberry admitted that such might be the case, but ex-
plained that a bond of the three schools would require a tricky and
hard-to-get constitutional change, since the State Board of Agricul-
ture runs the East Lansing institution.


Constitutionality is one of Wayne's chief worries. The school is a
creation of the legislature and subject to any legislation, while the
other two large universities are constitutionally conceived and more o
less independent units.
Hilberry said Attorney General Paul L. Adams (a former Univer
sity regent) has indicated Wayne would become "automatically con-
stitutional" if accepted by the Board of Regents.
Asked whether control of Wayne would excessively burden the
Regents who already rule the Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborncampvse
of the University, Hilberry pointed out that their task would be niori
difficult but "certainly possible."
Political Troubles Seen
Various political implications hang over the issue. Wayne i
winding up a three-year transition period from city university to state
institution. April elections could sweep six Wayne County Democrat
into seats on the governing board which will take over July 1 whey
the transition period ends.
Some feel this would possibly renew the "radical" label which ha
hung on Wayne in past years, and increase Wayne's problems witl
the Republican-controlled legislature.
Hilberry denied that the merger plan was prompted by politica
reasons, claiming that the Democrats are favored to claim a majorit3
of seats on any governing board. He was concerned, however, over thi
election of an "untested, and somewhat inexperienced" governing boars
in April.



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University Seeks
Education Loans
Application for a $125,000 student loan under the National De-
fense Education Act has been made by the University, Administrative
Dean Robert L. Williams announced yesterday. .
The request will be to provide funds for the remainder of the
fiscal year. Additional requests of $25,000 for the summer session
and $225,000 for the coming year were also made.
"We aren't sure if the amount will be available at the beginning
of the spring semester," Williams said. The Department of Health,
Education and Welfare has received numerous requests and may


Regent Dan

Regent Leland I. Doan an-
nounced yesterday that he would
not run for reelection to his regent
Regent Doan, whose term ex-
pires Dec. 31, 1959, said the reason
for the decision was increasing
business responsibilities.
"Serving as a regent of the Uni-
versity has been a stimulating ex-
perience. I am extremely pleased
with the progress that has been
made and am proud to have had
some part in its accomplishments,"
he said,
Regent Doan's announcement
brings to four the number of posi-
tions now held by Republicans on
the governing boards of the Uni-
versity and Michigan State Uni-
versity which will be filled in
April's state elections.
Bonisteel Retiring
Another $epublican regent, Ros-
coe O. Bonisteel has announced
he will not seek reelection.
Four Democrats and two Re-
publicans are the remaining elect-
ed regents.
The terms of two members of
the State Board of Agriculture,
MSU's governing body, will expire
Dec. 31 also. They are Clark L.
Brody and Arthur K. Rouse.
Brody, who has served in electedI
public office longer than any
other state official, has stated that
he will be willin. to serve if he
is wanted. Rouse has not an-
nounced his intentions.
Others Democrats
All of the remaining four elected
members of the board are Demo-
Six positions on the Board of]
Governors of Wayne State Uni-
versity will be at stake in the
election. These officials will take
office on August 1. (On July 31,
transfer of Wayne from the con-
trol of the Detroit Board of Edu-
cation to the state will be com-
pleted, and the term of present
board members will expire.)
Editor To Join
'U' Faculty
Carl E. Lindstrom, executive
editor of the Hartford, Conn.,

4find it hard to comply with all of
them, he went on.
Should Know Soon
"Notification of the amount to
be given the University should
come around Feb. 1," Dean of Men
Walter B. Rea stated yesterday.
"The earmarked funds may come
by Feb. 15.
"The amounts now available
may be sufficient to meet expenses
in February," Rea added. "But it
will force the Loan Committee to
be more selective with applicants
for second semester aid, he went
on to say.
"The University may not receive1
the amount requested, since other
institutions lacking loan funds
similar to ours have asked for
money," Rea mentioned. Of 1,915
institutions sent information byt
the government, only 713 have
loan funds.t
May Borrow $1,000
When the funds are received,
students who qualify may borrow
up to $1,000 a year and may obtain
up to $5.000 during his entire aca-
demic course. Repayment of the
loan will begin one year aftert
graduation and must be completedc
within a 10-year period.
The law requires that specialE
consideration be given students 1
with superior academic back-.
ground in science, mathematics,
engineering or modern foreign
To Discuss
Prof. Albert Feuerwerker of Har-,
vard University will speak on "Thei
Paradox of Imperialism in Moderni
China" at 4:15 p.m. today in Audi-1
torium C, Angell Hall.1
His talk is sponsored by thel
Asian Studies Committee.

... new French premier
De Gaulle
Takes Oath
PARIS W)-Gen. Charles de
Gaulle became president of France
yesterday and pledged to use his
strong executive powers to keep
the new Fifth Republic on the
stern path he outlined as premier.
He declared he would do what had
to be done for the nation's good.
Immediately after historic in-
auguration ceremonies de Gaulle
set the new republic in motion. He
named as premier, Michel Debre,
longtime Gaullist lawyer and an
unbending Nationalist.
There followed an unmistakable
sign that de Gaulle intends to con-
tinue his strict control over French
affairs. Debre announced a new
cabinet that carried over most of
de Gaulle's top ministers.
De Gaulle took office in the
gilded Salon Des Fetes in the
Presidential Palace, then drove to
the majestic Arch of Triumph.
Thousands of Frenchmen lined
the upper mile of theebroad
Champs Elysees to cheer .him.
Standing in an open car with out-
going President Rene Coty at his
side, de Gaulle retraced the tri-
umphal path he followed as leader
of theFree French when Paris was
liberated in World War IL.
Along with shouts of "Vive de
Gaulle" were warm cheers for
Coty, who drove off to semire-
tirement in Le Havre. Crowds
broke through police lines to sur-
round the 76-year-old lawyer, who
played a major role in de Gaulle's
return to political power.

IHC Motion
Protests Cut
In Service
The Presidium of the Inter-
House Council last night passed
a motion protesting the cut in
maid service from weekly to bi-
weekly in the men's residence
It was pointed out that the con-
tracts of the returning residents
specifically designate that the
residence halls will provide week-
ly maid service.
Several house presidents called
this a breach of contract and
asked that the legality of the
service cut be discussed at a meet-
ing of the Board of Governors of
the Residence Halls.
IHC president Robert Ashton,
'59, was unable to attend the
meeting and could not be reached
for comment.
The Presidium also requested
that women be allowed to remain
in the residence halls until one
half hour before their permissions
expire. At present, women must
leave at 10:30 p.m. It was stated
that since upper class women in
University housing will have their
permissions extended until 12 mid-
night this coming semester, the
present ruling would necessitate
their leaving one and a half hours
before they were due to return to
their residence halls.
In other action, Arthur Brown,
'61, was elected administrative
vice-president of IHC, succeeding
Irwin Starr, '61, who resigned from
the office earlier thissemester.
The election required four bal-
The Council also approved plans
for an inter-house bicycle race
to be held this spring.
Monitor Tries
To Oust Hoffa
NEW YORK (A')--One of three
court-appointed monitors of the
big Teamsters Union said yester-
day he plans a court move to try
to oust its president, James R.
Hoff a.
Godfrey P. Schmidt said he
hoped to have the petition ready
in about a month for submission
to Federal Dist. Judge F. Dickin-
son Letts in Washington.

Mikoyan Is


Demonstrationin Detroi

FREEDOM FIGHTERS-Detroiters, many of them foreign born, surge against a human chain,
of police last night as a Hungarian argues with two policemen. Over 100 police were in the area,
most of them fighting to keep the crowd back at the moment when this picture was taken.


Senate Backers Predict
Filibuster 'Compromise'
WASHINGTON (P)-Backers of a compromise maneuvered with
cocksure confidence yesterday toward a quick showdown in the Senate
struggle over changing the rules to curb talkfests.
The fight could be over by the end of the week.
It pivots primarily around civil rights and the power of filibuster
which Southern Democrats have used with telling effect in the past
to block civil rights legislation. Signs point to a change in the rules
to let two-thirds of the senators "

on hand and voting bring debate
to an end. Present rules require
a vote of at least two-thirds of the
entire senate-66 of 98 senators--
to choke off a filibuster.
The compromise was trundled
out rby Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson
(D-Tex.), the Democratic leadenr
with the backing of top Demo-
cratic and Republican chiefs.
Southern Democrats are against
even that much of a change.

IFC Grants
Colony Status
The Interfraternity Council's
Executive Committee decided last
night to recognize Alpha Kappa
Lambda as a colony.
Student Government Council
must approve the colony.

To Speak
WASHINGTON GP) - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower's State of
the Union message today actually
will be a state of the world analysis
keyed to the struggle against
Much of the emphasis, the White
House indicated yesterday, will be
on the President's previously stated!
determination to maintain finan-
cial integrity at home while carry-
ing on the battle for enduring
global peace.
Press Secretary James C. Hager-
ty stressed that the President also
is determined to carry a fight for
his legislative program and foreign
policy proposals directly to the
people-if the heavily Democratic
new congress balks at going along,
with Administration plans.
The President will deliver his
State of the Union message per-
sonally at a senate-house session
at 12:30 p.m., EST, today,
The 40-minute report will be
carried nationwide on all television
and radio networks.
President Eisenhower canceled a
National Security Council meeting
which had been scheduled yester-
day, kept his other engagements
to a minimum, and devoted much
of the day to final work on the
Past U' Editor
les % in Union

Eggs Aimed
At Mikoyan
Miss Mark
Crowd Reaches 300,
Carries Placards
Attacking 'Murderer'
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - A solid blue lin
of Detroit policemen, night-stick
in hand, held back a shouting
angry crowd last night as Anasta
1. Mikoyan, was quickly slipped
into a club in the heart of th
city for a dinner engagement.
The Soviet deputy premie
made the short journey from hi
,ar to the canopied entrance o
the "Detroit Club" surrounded by
'Jnited States security officers
and unharmed by scattered egg
and snowballs aimed from th
Swollen to nearly 300 byrthe
time Mikoyan arrived, the crowd
shouted and swayed placard
reading "Mikoyan You Murderer,
"Freedom for Hungary" and simi
lar slogans.
East-Europeans Demonstrate
Lithuanian, Latvians, Estonians
a large delegation of Hungarian
and several - other nationality
groups made up most of the crowd
Over 100 policemen were
brought into the one block area
Some of them, including seven
mounted policemen were held in
reserve, but the majority were up
in the front line, pressed tightl:
against the crowd.
In the calm of the surrounding
tempest, Mikoyan was warmly
greeted by the "Detroit Club"
doorman. With a smile spread
across his face, the doormai
grasped Mikoyan's hand while
stepping quickly backward a
Mikoyan moved into the club. The
greeting was typical of the entire
day, as Mikoyan was wined, dined
and guided by Detroit's top cap-
italists, including the presidents
of General Motors, Ford and De-
troit Edison.
Faced Full Schedule
The 63-year-old Mik o yazn
crammed a lot into his day in De-
troit. He landed at Willow Run
at 10:05 with his party, which
included his son Sergo, 29 years
old, Mikhail Menshikov, Soviet
Ambassador to the United States
and other Russians.
In a hasty press conference in
a hangar, he asked for peace, say-
ing his "best wish is that there
be no war between other coun-
tries." He left the hangar by E
side entrance, in a cavalcade or
its way to ,the Ford Rouge plant
thus avoiding fifty pickets who




SJoyous Cubans Welcome Castro to Havana

HAVANA (4) - Joyous Havana'
gave a tumultuous welcome yes-
terday to Fidel Castro, bearded
conquering hero of the Cuban
The 32-year-old warrior entered
the capital just a week from the
day his 26th of July movement
tumbled the dictatorship of Ful-
gencio Batista.
A steady beat of clapping hands
accompanied deep-throated roars
from thousands. Two frigates in
the harbor fired 21-gun salutes.
Uses Helicopter

skirting the Gulf of Mexico in
attempt to keep some kind


Movement 'Impossible'
But the drive was so jammed

with happy Cubans it was almost
impossible to move.
Horns honked incessantly, min-
gling with the steady roars of
the people on foot. Impromptu
military bands in big trucks
poured out martial music.
Many in the crowd displayed
the red and black banners that are
the symbols of the revolution.
U.S. May Aid
Meanwhile, the United States
expressed a readiness to provide
economic aid to Cuba's new re

program to Cuba for the fiscal year
ending next June totals $570,000.
Since 1954, about $2,200,000 in
United States economic aid has
been extended.

Department Press Chief Lincoln
White, asked about possible aid for
Cuba, recalled that Smith already
had made public his recommenda-
tions. White said the new Cuban
regime so far had made no request
for aid. He added:
"Should such a request be forth-
coming, it will certainly be given
consideration," he added.
Meanwhile Cuba's Communists-
who have long proclaimed they
backed Fidel Castro's rebel move-

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