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Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


Chance of snow






MSU Head
TO Sup port
Bonrd Plan
EAST LANSING (M'-The pro-.
posal by Gov. Swainson for a
bonding program to finance new
state construction received sup-
port today from John A. Hannah,
Michigan State University presi-
Hannah told the MSU Board of
Trustees the university will need
about $120 million in new class-
room and laboratory construction
by 1970.
He predicted enrollment would
jump to 30,000 or 35,000 within 10
Finances Dorms
MSU has been able to finance
service buildings and dormitories
through revenue bonds but can-
not build classrooms that way, he
"The pay-as-you-go method just
isn't going to take care of our
needs," he said.
Hannah said parking is becom-
ing an increasingly difficult prob-
lem on the campus.
Urges Campaign
He urged board members to
campaign in the Legislature for
separate, earmarked funds for ag-
ricultural research and extension
"Unless we get specific earmark-
ing, we are going to be embar-
rassed in our dealings with agri-
culture," he said.
The board took no action to-
ward naming a secretary to suc-
ceed Dr. James W. Miller, who-
resigned Jan. 1 to become presi-
dent of Western Michigan Univer-
Called Key
The post is considered a key one
since MSU President John A. Han-
nah vacated it to take his present
Don M. Stevens, Board memberl
from Okemos, said he thought the
post should be filled and asked for
immediate action.
* Staff Omitted
Frank Merriman, Deckerville
Board member and sole Republi-
can on the six-man board, said hef
was disturbed because all the can-
didates mentioned in the pressr
have been ouside the MSU faculty{
and staff.
Cuban Decree,
Fails To Halt
Base Workers
- WASHINGTON (A)-Navy head-
quarters said that up to early
e afternoon yesterday no change in
n the number of Cuban workers
h coming into the Guantanamo Bay
- naval base had been noted as a
e result of a new decree by the
e Castro government.
Havana had announced that
1 special permits from the Cuban
government would be required for
Cubans who daily enter the naval
base as civilian employes.
The Navy said it is making no
changes in its own system of
pass~s and inspection of the
workers asthey enter and leave
t the two gates in the fence divid-
- ing the United States reservation
- and Cuba.
SLastI e
With this issue, The Michi-
I gan Daily ceases publication for
g the fall semester. The next is-
e sue will be on Feb. 10.

Directors of Union Move




Stress Need
For Pleasant
Encourage Greater
Use of Facilities

UNION POLICY-The Board of Directors of the Michigan Union voted last night to establish
a committee to consider ways of ensuring the fulifillment of the "stated purposes" of its facilities.
Students have been asked to leave the Grill because they were not using it as a place to buy and
eat the food that is sold there. The directors expressed concern at the "decline in the use of
several of the Union's facilities."
Snow Threatens Inauguration

WASHINGTON (P-Wind-whip-
ped snow piled into this city last
night, crimping pre-inauguration'
festivities and threatening to dis-
rupt today's elaborately planned
ceremonies and parade for Presi-
dent-elect John F. Kennedy.
Snow began falling around mid-
day and the weather bureau fore-
cast it would pile up to six inches
or more by midnight, then taper
off. A 23 - mile - an - hour wind
helped make conditions more diffi-
The snow was expected to end
by morning, and inauguration day
was likely to be windy and cold.
Traffic Jammed.
Trafic was jammed bumper to
bumper and commercial planes
bringing inauguration celebrants
were diverted to Baltimore, Rich-
mond, Norfolk and other points.
The air terminal wasn't accepting
private planes, either. y
Former President Herbert Hoov-
er, who was due for a star role at
today's inauguration of Kennedy'
as chief executive, turned back to
The grand marshal of today's
parade, Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin,

had to land in Baltimore, about 40
miles away.
The big event of the inaugura-
tion eve was a gala show featuring
some of the leading stars in the
entertainment business.
Dress Altered
This $100 - a - ticket event was
billed originally as a black tie and
formal gown affair. But the gala
committee ruled that "business
dress and afternoon attire will be
President Eisenhower and Ken-
nedy met to discuss the grave
problems confronting the nation--
the problems for which the re-
sponsibility shifts at noon today
from Eisenhower to Kennedy.
At Kennedy's request, the two
conferred at the White House for
two hours. It was their second
meeting since the election. The
other was Dec. 6.
Many nations of the world bade
President Eisenhower an affection-
ate farewell and sent warm greet-
ings to his successor.
In the eve of inauguration, the
tenor of messages from the non-
Communist world was one of hope

African Students Propose
Conference with Williams
The African Students' Union has sent a letter to G. Mennen Wil-
liams, new undersecretary of state for African affairs, suggesting a
meeting between them. ,
Aaron Kandie, '63, vice-president of the African Union, said the
group wants to know Williams' plans for Africa, and to provide any
information they can.
The letter said the Union would like to hear what Williams
and "the new administration have in mind as plans and pro-

that the new administration will
provide leadership to spare man-
kind from war.
From New Delhi, President Ra-
jendra Prasad of India told Ken-
nedy his inauguration "comes at
a time when the world needs all
men of good will to work together
in the cause of peace and pro-
gress," adding:
"I am confident that the warm
friendship between the peoples of
India and the United States, al-
ready so happily and firmly estab-
lished . will continue to grow
stronger during your tenure as
President Yun Po-Sun of South
Korea messaged Eisenhower:
"The untiring efforts of your
excellency to promote peace with
justice in the world will ever be
remembered by men of good will
of all nations."
Council Raps
Cost Reports-
LANSING (AP) - The Michigan
Council of State College Presidents
has criticized cost reports on high-
er education in Michigan which, it
said, appear to place the per-
capita cost much higher than it is
The group, made up by presi-
dents of the nine state colleges
and universities, levelled its criti-
cism at reports of the Citizens
Research Council, which placed
the per-capita cost at $28.10.
Victor F. Spathelf, MCSCP
chairman, and president of Ferris
Institute wrote to the research
council directors, expressing con-
cern mainly over the confusion
the reports would cause taxpayers
Spathelf said the true figure
should be $12.67 per capita. The
MCSCP contended the basis for
figuring the cost should be the
appropriations by the legislature,
rather than total expenditures.
Citing the 1957-58 figures, the
Legislature appropriated only $97.6
million of the total expenditure of
$216.5 million for higher education,
Spathelf said.
Goebel Sees
GOP Backing
Paul G. Goebel, captain of the
University football team in 1922
and a former mayor of Grand
Rapids, recently tossed his hat
into the ring for the Republican
nomination to the University
Board of Regents.
Goebel, a 1923 graduate of th

The Michigan Union Board of
Directors last night set up a
"special committee to find ways
and means for rectifying the situ-
ation of a disagreeable atmos-
phere" in the Union Grill.
The Board also expressed its
desire "to maintain a pleasant and
agreeable atmosphere within the
Union, to encourage members and
guests of the Union to make more
extensive use of facilities and to
discourage 'undesirable' non-
members from using Union facili-
Disregard Rules
Perry Morton, '61, president of
the Union and chairman of its
board of directors, said. that the
'disagreeable atmosphere' arises
for example, from a general dis-
regard of regulations on studying,
the lack of a distinctive student
atmosphere, and some increasing
element of "undesirable clientele."
Sees Futher Evidence
JohnRo"ss, '61, Union Executive
Vice-President said that further
evidence of a disagreeable atmos-
phere lies in "general student com-
ment from some quarters that
many ,students dislike the ques-
tionable atmosphere of the MUG."
Morton defined the "undesirable
clientele" as those who indulge in
illegal activities or cause excessive
disturbances. He added that he
at this time did not consider
legitimate card playing or the
dress of MUG patrons as undesir-
Morton added that improve-
ments in the physical aspects of
the MUG might enhance the at-
To Try Experiments
The fact-finding committee of
10 members, including, if possible,
Vice-President for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis, will be given the
power to experiment with possible
solutions to the situation.
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea
claimed the the MUG is not at-
tracting the University community
and that the . fact-finding com-
mittee should reveal what is wrong
and what should be done.
Dean Rea gave as an example of
disturbances created by non-mem-
bers of the 4UnionĀ° a boistrous
musical Jam-session held in the
practice rooms.
The fact-finding committee will
give the report of its, findings to
the board by March 9.
*Morton added the decline in
the atmosphere of the MUG
seemed to extend beyond it. "It
is our feeling that this attitude
has been reflected in the use of
the Union's other facilities and
The Board also passed a motion
of the House committee restrict-
s ing card playing in the MUG to
1 the north section of the snack
- bar for the hours 2-4:30 p.m. and
.17:30 to 10.

Herman Describes Soviet Shi ts
"Soviet economic policies are taking a dramatic turn under the
present leadership of Khrushchev," Leon Herman said in a lecture
on Khrushchev's Economic Reforms, yesterday.
A specialist in Soviet economy in the Legislative Reference Serv-
ice, Library of Congress, Herman compared Khrushchev's re-
forms in the areas of agriculture and labor welfare to conditions un-
der Stalin.
Methods Unnecessary
"Stalin's forceful and brutal methods are no longer necessary
now that there is no military and internal opposition in the USSR.
Herman cited Khrushchev's two major goals:
; 1. Internally Khrushchev realizes that the real enemy in a dicta-
torship is cynicism and apathy. Most fundamental in any reform
program to combat this are the peasantry and the low-paid wage
earners of the cities. For private farmers, the basis of taxation has
- been changed from that of total production to the size of the land

grams for that troubled con-
It also said the Union "would
like very much to meet" with Wil-
liams before his trip to Africa,
but Kandie said that no specific
date has been suggested, due to
Williams' busy schedule. If no
meeting is possible before Wil-
liams' trip, they would still like
to talk with him afterwards, Kan-
die said.
The letter also said that the Un-
ion's members include "African
students . .. from nearly all over
Africa," as well as some interest-
ed Americans. Kandie said that
the Union is trying to get stu-
dents from Egypt, Algeria, South
Africa, West Africa, and East Af-
rica, including the Sudan and
Ethiopia, to attend the prospective
meeting. 0


Nixon Views
Second Try
For Election
WASHINGTON (tom-Vice-Pre
ident Richard M. Nixon said ye
terday he is not a candidate ni
but he is not ruling out the po
sibility he nay run for preside
again in 1964.
Nixon told reporters he has d
cided to become connected witl
Los Angeles law firm. Butl
said he will devote a substant
share of his time to efforts
build up the Republican party.
He said he has not made fin
arrangements and his law fir
connection may not be annour
ed before February or March.


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