Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

February 22, 1961 - Image 3

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1961-02-22

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


MERICAN ASTRONAUTS--These three men, selected from a group of seven volunteer astronauts,
ill be the first men to ride a United States rocket into outer space. From left to right, Alan
hepard, John Glenn and Virgil Grissom began final training for their mission yesterday, when the
reject Mercury space capsule they will ride was successfully tested for the trip into space.
pace apsue Survives Flight

Burma Mob
Stages Riot
Against U.S.
RANGOON M)- Gunfire of
Burmese troops yesterday crushed
the biggest anti-American dem-
onstration ever seen in this neu-
tral nation.
Steel-helmeted soldiers opened
up with automatic weapons on a
mob estimated at 1,000 persons
outside the United States embas-
Bullets seriously injured five of
the mob, which had proved too
rough for police to handle.
Thirty-five rioters and three
policemen were seriously hurt in
earlier hand-to-hand fighting.
The demonstrators were protest-
ing the supplying of United States-
markedarms to Chinese Nation-
alist guerrillas holed up in, the
jungle along the Burma-Thailand
United States officials are in-
vestigating to determine how the
weapons got to the guerrillas, for-
mer soldiers of Chiang Kai-shek.
They stayed behind when Chiang's
armies moved to Formosa after
the Chinese Communists conquer-
ed mainland China in 1949.
Police threw up barricades 25
yards from the embassy and used
tear gas bombs and fire hoses to
fight off most of the rioters, Some,
however, stormed the barricades
and battled the police with sticks
and stones.
The troops then rushed to the
embassy. A government order ban-
ing gatherings of 10 or more per-
sons was read but the demonstra-,
tors shouted anti-American slo-
gans and moved forward. The
troops fired, mostly into the air,
and the crowd fled.
To Put Assets
In Mortgages
CIO announced yesterday its un-
ions are preparing to spur home
construction by shifting $1 billion
or more union assets out of stocks
and bonds into middle income
home mortgages.
George, Meany, AFL-CIO presi-
dent, said plans under way for a
year are now about to be put in-
to effect. The federation has es-
tablished its own investment de-
partment. to channel union treas-
ury, pension and welfare funds in-
to government - insured home,
mortgages. '
Meany said the move has a
three-fold aim, to put money into
a safe and useful field that will
draw better interest than govern-
ment bonds, to bring down home
costs, and to encourage construc-
tion and thus the entire economy.
Meany calculated the union
mortgage investment would run to
$1' billion minimum. He said no-
body knows for sure how much
unions have available in various




End Airline



Strike Halts
Air Travel;
Losses Rise
Federal Commission
Investigates Dispute
NEW YORK (P) - President1
John F. Kennedy yesterday ap-
pealed for an end to the nation's1
worst airline strike.
It has closed three of the big-
gest passenger lines and all but
shut down three others.-
The White House plea was made1
through Secretary of Labor Ar-l
thur J. Goldberg, after Kennedy
had set up a three-member com-
mission of university professors tot
look into the dispute which led
flight engineers to quit their jobs.E
Goldberg said the airlines hadE
promised him there would be no
disciplinary action against the
strikers and the secretary added:r
"There is no legitimate reason
for the men who have walked offE
their jobs to remain off their{
Closed down completely,' their
planes grounded by the hundreds,
their ticket offices closed, were
three of the country's four biggest
airlines-American, Eastern and
Trans World. Pan American, Na-
tional and Western airlines also
were struck, although they kept
token service going.
Fire Engineers1
At Los Angeles, Western Air-f
lines during the day fired its 130:
striking flight engineers and said
they will be replaced by pilots as
soon as the latter can be trained1
to handle the duties.
Losses in revenue and salariest
to the six airlines topped the $5
million a day mark as a result of
the five-day wildcat strike of 3,-}
X500 flight engineers. The liveli-
hood of an estimated 250,000 per-
sons was affected, including 84,000
employes of the struck airlines,
who face indefinite layoffs.
More than 125,000 passengers in
New York alone have been dis-
placed by cancelled flights since
the strike began last Friday.
Across the nation, the figure was
several times that, with some
communities isolated from the air.
Effects of the tieup also were
felt in Europe, South America, the
Caribbean and Mexico, which are
serviced in part by American air
77 Held in Contempt
Meanwhile, Eastern. Airlines'
flight engineers in Miami were1
held in contempt of Federal Court
and fined $200,000 "or whatever,
is in the treasury."
Judge Emett C. Choate ruled
that the Miami Council of Flight,
Engineers was in contempt for not
responding to a temporary re-
straining order he issued Saturday
commanding an end to a work
Choate refused an appeal bond
but he offered to withhold action
long enough to allow union attor-
neys "to fly to Jacksonvile," Fla.,,
to seek a reversal from a Fifth
Circuit Court of Appeals judge
sitting there.
After the union's sole witness,
H. J. Rush, vice-chairman of the
Miami council, testified that the
entire airline was closed and that
no members were reporting for1
work, the judge ruled the walkoutI
was a concerted union strike.

President Presents,
Priority Bill Listing

WASHINGTON (M - President
John F. Kennedy gave Congres-
sional leaders a priority list of 16
bills yesterday with heavy empha-I
sis on helping the unemployed.-
The Democratic leaders, Sen.
Mike Mansfield of Montana and1
House Speaker Sam Rayburn ofI
Texas, promised speedy action.
Topping Kennedy's list, as giv-t
en out after the, weekly WhiteI
House conference of legislative
leaders with the President, werei
these measures.
1. Emergency extension of un-
employment compensation.-
2. Making the children of un-
employed parents eligible for Fed-
eral-state aid.
3. Providing more liberal Social
Security benefits and extending
4. Setting up a program of Fed-
eral aid for economically depress-
ed areas.
Variety of Subjects
A dozen more measures on a
variety of subjects followed. White
House Press Secretary Pierre Sal-
inger at first said the 16 bills
were listed in order of priority
but later he said all were priority
measures and should be "under-
taken at the earliest opportunity."
The House Ways and Means
Committee already has started
hearings on the Emergency Un-
employment Compensation bill
and the Aid for Children measures
and committee action is under
way on the Depressed Areas Aid
The Social Security bill reached
Congress from the 'White House
only Monday.1
"I think now that we are going
to have full steam ahead," Ray-
burn told reporters after yester-
day's White House breakfast
meeting. He said he though Con-
gress already is "moving pretty
fast-as fast as is judicious."
Fast as Possible
Mansfield said he agreed that
Congress is moving as rapidly as
could be expected.
World News
By The Associated Press
BASE-The Air Force said yes-
terday it will make no attempt to
recover the space capsule of the
satellite Discoverer XX, because
of an equipment malfunction. It
was launched last Friday and
original plans called for a recovery
try after a record four days in or
* * *
John F. Kennedy's "Food for
Peace" mission left yesterday aft-
er surveying food needs in Rio de
Janeiro and hard-pressed North-
east Brazil.
* *" s
MOSCOW-The newly formed
Soviet news agency will be called
Novosti, the Russian word for
news, Tass said yesterday. Tas,
until now the only Soviet news
agency, said Novosti is designed to
promote understanding between
nations. It gave no details of No-
vosti's plans.

In calling for speed on economic
recovery measures, Kennedy said
last week that "only by putting
millions of unemployed back to
work can we expand purchasing
power and markets."
,The Emergency Unemployment
Compensation bill would provide
up to 13 weeks additional benefits
for those who have exhausted their
rights under existing law.
Secretary of Labor Arthur J.
Goldberg has estimated that three
million more persons will suffer
long term unemployment in the
next 13 months.
The House Banking Committee
decided today to start hearings
Friday on the aid for depressed
areas bill. A Senate banking sub-
committee is due to wind up its
hearings on a similar measure next

Polaris Sub
LONDON () - A British
nuclear, weapon group yeste
threatened a mass attemp
board a United States missile
marine tender after it dock
Scotland's Holy Loch.
The vessel is the Proteus, w
will provide Polaris missiles
other supplies for American
clear subs from its mooring in
river Clyde.
A spokesman for the Direct
tion Committee Against Nu
War said the plan to board
Proteus was iabled to Pres
John F. Kennedy in Washin
The spokesman said the bo
ing attempt will be made Mi
at the end of a mammoth pr
march 350 miles from Londo
Holy Loch.
The committee has taken
in a number of recent anti-nu
protests. It has been active
Royal Air Force bases which
been armed with American
missiles ,which can carry nu
warheads. Many of its follo
have been jailed for breach
the peace.

Striker ako


To Prot4

You will surely enjoy seeing
all the fine patterns of
Stainless Steel on display -
Patterns created by
Georg Jensen, Dansk Frasers,
Lauffer and Gense-.


Phone NO 8-6779

0 601 East L


,, 1 ,
.K _ t



For soft Fluid lines
to flatter you!
The Dascola Barbers
near the Michigan Theater

. .


: .
. :
I a


& il


rv '


> . }

needed for next September

Fringe fashion benefits.
a citified all cotton
check cut to a
wonderful sheath
shape; with fringed
ties for trim.. Blue,
or beige.
5 to 15. 35.95

$ 3


Help acquaint freshmen
with University life !


I vIG JI i "."S




Back to Top

© 2024 Regents of the University of Michigan