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VOL. LXX. No. 125
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1960
ELECTION NIGHT TENSION -- Republican Russell J. Burns,
retiring from the City Council after serving eight years, confers
with local GOP chairman Gilbert E. Bursley as returns showed a
solid Republican victory.
GOP Wins All Seats
'In City Council Vote
The Republican Party scored a stunning victory in Ann Arbor
elections yesterday, taking all five open seats on the City Council.
In gaining 11-0 control of the Council, Republicans defeated
three Democratic incumbents and gained 57 per cent of the total vote.
Winning two-year terms were Gayle B. Flannery over incumbent
Richard Dennard in the first ward; Dr. John W. Dowson over in-
cumbent Lloyd M. Ives, second ward; Robert E. Meader over Robert
G. Faber, third award; Wendell E. Hulcher over incumbent A. Nelson
Dingle, fourth ward; John R. Laird over Ralph L. Steffek, fifth ward.
Total Vo - .,
The voter total-10,195-was 3,000 less than last year's vote in a
spirited mayoral contest, but about 3,000 more than that of the 1958
Totals in yesterday's election:
First Ward - Gayle D. Flan-j
nery (R), 735; Richard Den-
nard (D), 596.
Second Ward-John W. Dow-
son (R), 932; Lloyd M. Ives (D),
Third Ward - Robert E.
Meader (R), 1,442; Robert G.
Faber (D), 1,023.
Fourth Ward - Wendell E.
Hulcher (R), 1,297; A. Nelson
Dingle (D), 878.
Fifth Ward - John R. Laird
(R), 1,374; Ralph L. Steffek
By NAN MARKEL
More consumers feel they will
be "better off" a year from now
than they have at any time during
the past few years.
"Now it has become evident
that the recovery of consumer
sentiment (from the 1959 reces-
sion) was only temporarily inter-
rupted by the steel strike," a re-
cent survey finds.
This survey is the 16th annual
Index of Consumer Attitudes and
Inclinations to Buy compiled by
the University's Survey Research
Center. The report notes, "at sev-
eral crucial times during the past
few years changes in consumer
sentiment have provided advance
indications of changes in expendi-
tures for durable consumer goods."
Time To Buy
A majority of people surveyed
say this is a good time to buy
houses, automobiles and large
household goods. Most favorable
are opinions about household ap-
pliances - people explain their
opinion by pointing to the stable
The number of people intending'
to buy a new car in the next 12
months is about 20 per cent high-
er than a year ago, and a sub-
stantial number of these prospec-
tive buyers intend to purchase
"The availability of compact
cars has reduced misgivings about
high prices on the part of many
automobile buyers;" the survey
.election-year campaign. Demo-
cratic fortunes have not been as
low since 1956-57, when Republi-
cans held all but one Council seat.
"We acknowledge the impressiveI
victory of the Republican Party
and wish to pay tribute to the
voters for their remarkable turn-
out," Democratic City Chairman
Weston Vivian announced follow-
ing the counting of ballots last
"To cope with the temporary
problem of no representation on
the Council," Vivian said, his
party will set in motion two plans
"to assure its supporters and the
citizens of Ann Arbor in general
the benefits of a two-party sys-
First, the party will create a
city committee to be "concerned
exclusively with the operation of
city government, particularly with
the public functions of the mayor
and council. The committee will
act as a channel of communica-
tion between the Democratic
Party and the large number of
citizens who feel unrepresented."
The party will also begin regu-
lar publication of a paper, "The
Ann Arbor Democrat," dedicated
to constructive criticism and pub-
lic discussion of city affairs, Viv-
Gilbert E. Bursley, local GOP
chairman, issued the following
"Thanks to a wonderful team
of dedicated Republicans we won
all five Council seats. But our job
is really just beginning. Ours is
the entire responsibility of gov-
erning Ann Arbor for the next
year. We must therefore be es-
pecially responsible to the needs
and desires of all citizens, irre-
spective of party affiliation."
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Demo-
cratic Midwest Conference in De-
troit last weekend focused on two
aspects of the coming presidential
election-possible Democratic can-
didates and the issues which will
be emphasized in the campaign.
This, the first of two articles, will
deal with the candidates.)
By KATHLEEN MOORE
Potential presidential candidates
sparked proceedings of the Demo-
cratic Midwest Conference last
week as about 225 party members
gathered in Detroit to work on
platform issues and stands for the
November national election.
Amid discussions of the confer-
ence theme, "Goals for America,"
presidential hopefuls publicly aired
their views and privately vied for
promises of convention votes from
delegates of the 14 states repre-
All of the four avowed candi-
dates made their appearances -
Sens. Stuart Symington (Mo.),
Wayne Morse (Ore.), John Ken-
nedy (Mass.) and Hubert Humph-
rey (Minn.). Not yet in the race,
Sen. Lyndon Johnson (Tex.) de-
clined to attend.
Symington, first of the hopefuls
to appear softpedaled his defense
views and told pressmen he will
campaign on "how we will get a
just and lasting peace and how we
can get the maximum out of our
Symington insisted on the need
for a strong leader in the White
House in 1960. "The man who
speaks with the greatest authority
in the world today is Khrushchev
and I'm tired of it.. . . I want the
people to know what our President
thinks of things."
While no one could doubt that
Symington was going to be fight-
ing for the Democratic nomina-
tion from now till July, newsmen
questioned the seriou.rness of
Morse's intentions. He replied,
"I'm in to win" and expects to go
to the convention with around 100
votes backing him up.
Competition for Kennedy
Entered in the Oregon primary
race, Morse is also in the Mary-
land one - to give Kennedy a
The competition Kennedy was
metting in Wisconsin seemed to
be wearing on the candidate as
he flew into Detroit for Saturday's
banquet and Sunday's UAW rally
on care for the aged.
Speaking to 3,500 Democrats at
the wind - up banquet, Kennedy
emphasized the need to face "new
problems, new challenges, new
dangers" in the coming years.
Among the ones he cited were solv-
ing the farm problem, creating
adequate inspection and control
systems to end the arms race and
meeting the Soviet challenge in
While Kennedy sought to con-
solidate support among Midwest
delegates, Humphrey continued
campaigning in Wisconsin till the
last minute in an attempt to best
his opponent in today's primary.
By KENNETH McELDOWNEY
Myra Goines, '61, was elected
president of the Assembly yester-
Jo Sawyer, '62, was elected first
vice-president. Other officers will
Miss Goines said, her main em-
phasis would be on "consolidating
the present position of the As-
sembly." "This year," she said,
"great gains have been made in
the areas of upper-class housing,
fall freshman orientation, and the
She said that if they would go
hodge-podge into other fields, the
gains already made would probably
be lost. "First we must carry out
the present program successfully
and then work from there.
"While Little House in Mary
Markley will remain upperclass
this coming year, it will be re-
placed by either Betsy Barbour or
Helen Newberry the year after. If
the need is great enough the other
one will also be switched to upper-
"We want to be able to provide
upperclass housing for all women
who want it. If we don't, some of
the girls who didn't make it will
feel left out."
"The Assembly finally got a
voice in orientation," she said.
"Now we must try to make it more
beneficial to the incoming fresh-
man. Under the present plan there
will be no conflict between house
mixers and: mass Union dances
Miss Goines replaced Joan Co-
miano, '61, while Miss Sawyer has
taken over the duties of Constance'
To 1 Million
A $250,000 contribution from the
Ford Motor Company Fund has
raised to a total of $1,604,000
money gathered in the campaign
to finance the University's Me-
morial-Phoenix Project over the
next five years.
The gift is the second sizeable
Ford grant to the Phoenix Pro-
ject, which was established in 1948
to conduct research on the peace-
ful uses of atomic energy. Ford's
first grant contributed $1 million
for construction at the University
of the largest college-owned nu-
clear research reactor in the world.
University President Harlan
Hatcher said the latest gift will be
used to establish three fellowships
in nuclear energy, to be awarded
annually to students about to be-
gin doctoral research in areas
significant to the Phoenix Pro-
It will also be used to create a
program in direct conversion of
nuclear energy to other forms,
particularly electrical energy, and
for exploratory work on other
ideas, regardless of the field.
Goines, Sawyer Win Election
To Select Candidate
Decision Opposes 'Chancellor' Move
Advocated by Some Legislators
By THOMAS KABAKER
The Council of State College Presidents of the state's
nine colleges and universities will hire a mediator and"fact-
finder" to end open quarreling over money spent for higher
education it was announced yesterday.
University Prsident Harlan Hatcher said yesterday no
decision had been reached as to who will fill the $25,000 a
year post, but that there were "three or four" being con-
sidered for the position "all of whom would be capable."
President Hatcher said he did not know when the de-
cision would be made, but some Lansing sources predict an
announcement today w h e n
the university presidents con-
tinue their meeting in East
NEW OFFICERS-Myra Goines (right) was yesterday elected
president of Assembly for the coming year. Jo Sawyer was elected
first vice-president. Miss Goines replaces Joan Comiano, while
Miss Sawyer was elected to the post now held by Constance
Today's Priniary Election
To Clinmax W~isconsin Race
MILWAUKEE P)-Senators aspiring to the presidency sparred
furiously down to the finish line yesterday in a blazing election eve
finale to Wisconsin's Democratic primary campaign.
Today the people pass judgment at the ballot boxes on their
efforts. More than a million Wisconsin residents will vote between
7 a.m. (CST) when the first polls open and 8 p.m., when the last
close. Thirty convention votes are at stake in both Democratic and
Republican primaries, with a 31st
Democratic vote already alloted
to the national committee mem- M SOj
Spn. John F. Kennedy of Mas-
sachusetts hit something of aC
headline jackpot on the test issueg'
Eisenhower to continue the Ad- If the appropriation proposed
ministration policy should he be-
come the next chief executive. by the State Senate Finance Com-
Supporters of Sen. Hubert M. mittee for Michigan State Uni-
Humphrey tried hard to recoup. versity Oakland is approved, only
It is Kennedy against Humphrey half as many freshmen as ex-'
in the first full-scale political pected will be able to enroll, the
battle of a political year. It is a
vital contest that could crumble MSUO Chancellor said recently.
or solidify the chances of either Pointing out that the Senate
to pick off the Democratic presi- committee cut all requests by us-
dential nomination at the party ing a formula based on only one-
convention in Los Angeles next half the expected enrollment in-
July. crease, Chancellor Durward B.
Varner said that this would cut
*a * the entering freshman class from
ignoretW ins 700 to 800 down to about 350.
The newly-built school had only
'Best AcVtress' 570 in its first class last fall, and
the new class of 350, together
By The Associated Press with the expected returnees would
lev-tescoi.r soto a
The Council's decision is ex-
pected to combat a move by sev-
eral state legislators to establish
a chancellor of the super-govern-
ing body for the nine state
Sen. Elmer R. Porter (R-Bliss-
field) ridiculed the presidents'
idea as being "useless". For the
past ten years, Porter has been
backing the chancellor system of
controlling state colleges and uni-
"He'll end up being a lobbyist,
I'm sure of that," he said. Porter
pointed out that he did not think
the state's schools could get to-
gether to select one mediator or
decide on his duties. "I think the
events of the last ten days will
show that the schools cannot
Disagree on Method
The "events" refer to a squabble
between University Vice-president
and Dean of Faculties Marvin L.
Niehuss and Wayne State Uni-
versity President Clarence B. Hill-
berry over appropriations.
Hillberry has claimed that
WaynerState has been "short
changed" in the Senate - passed
appropriations bill, and asked a
distribution based on the number
of students in each school. Nie-
huss objected to Hillberry's claims,
saying they were based on "self-
"Any attempts to make appro-
priations on the basis suggested
by Wayne State would result in
the unwarranted leveling off of
all the state's institutions to a
common level of mediocrity," Nie-
In a joint statement later re-
leased by the two institutions said
"neither Wayne nor the Univer-
sity seeks to increase appropria-
tions at the expense of the other."
It also noted that "it would be
unfortunate if the recently pub-
licized differences of opinion re-
garding methods of presentation
of the needs of Wayne State and
the University were permitted to
obscure the basic agreement be-
tween them that both institutions
need substantially larged appro-
priations than are provided in the
bill now before the legislature."
PROF. ANDRE TUNO
, ". .cites changing powers
Although President Charles de
Gaulle's Fifth Republic generally
represents an increase of execu-
tive power, the new French con-
stitution does provide for judicial
review of legislative action, Prof.
Andre Tunc of the University of
Paris law school said yesterday.
The most salient provision of
the 1958 constitution was that
matters previously left to the legis-
lative were assumed by the execu-.
tive branch, although Prof. Tune
mentioned that this new division
of powers has proved disconcert-
ing to many people.
He said that for many years,
France has had a court which re-
views the constitutionality of ad-
ministrative action, and that the
new constitution has created a
special court for the review of
Neither France's Third nor its
Fourth Republic had provision for
any effective judicial review of
The new constitution provides
that the French Parliament may
enact "frame legislation" which
sets up broad measures and leaves
the specifics to administrative
regulation, Prof. Tunc explained.
Organized largely to pass on the
constitutionality of new legisla-
tion, the Constitutional Council
consists of nine appointed mem-
bers plus the former presidents of
The Motion Picture Academy of
Arts and Sciences upset the pre-
dictions in one of the five top
awards categories last night - Si-
mone Signoret was named Best
Actress for "Room at the Top."
Other awards included: Charl-
ton Heston, "Ben Hur," Best Ac-
tor; Hugh Griffith, "Ben Hur,"
Best Supporting Actor; Shelley
Winters, "The Diary of Anne
Frank," Best Supporting Actress.
leave- the school 350 short of ca-
pacity, Varner said.
"We will convert some of our
empty classrooms to faculty offi-
ces," Varner said, "but would still
have five or six unused class-
Varner said that MSUO would
plead with the House committee
which now has the Senate recom-
mendations to increase MSUO's
'WAY OF THE WORLD':
Playbill To Present Congreve' s
- Ir . T
By STEPHANIE ROUMELL
Congreve's "Way of the World" is considered by many to be the
peak of Restoration play writing in verbal skill, wit, turns of phrases,
and for its sophisticated comment on life, Prof. William Halstead of
the speech department said yesterday.
Prof. Halstead is directing the playbill production of this Res-
toration comedy of high manners opening at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre and running through Saturday.
"Restoration drama was written under the influence of France.
Restoration refers to the return of monarchy in England after the
Commonwealth," he explained.
estortion jramaImportant Duty
eSLIO1I LF 1411a "Its most important duty is act-
ing on the constitutionality of new
legislative bills," he said. "Organic
sion of his wife's fortune and is using blackmail to try to get the laws cannot be signed by the Pres-
fortune of her cousin, Millamant. Millamant's money would come to ident unless found constitutional
Mrs. Fainall if Millamant should marry without the approval of her by the Council, and it acts on or-
LadyWdinary laws under certain other
aunt, LayWlshfort. prescribed conditions."
On the other side of the intrigue is an attempt by Mirabell to The Council is supreme and its
get the consent of Lady Wishfort to marry Millamant. decisions cannot be appealed.
"In acting and directing we are trying to give the impression of Council judgements are binding
the highly mannered style of the period," Prof. Halstead said. "So on all branches of the French gov-
we are using a great deal of action, both in movement about the ernment, as well as the courts, he
stage and in the gestures of the actors." explained.
"The actors are trying to underline the balanced, complex sen- "Of -course, the merits of
- .,A +, ,a,-maf, aw n t nf t j np T w~'rp France's new governmental dis-
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