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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom


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Crisler Rejects
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Prof essiQnal Bid
Associate Sports Editor

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One more in a series of attempts to lure Athletic Director H. 0.
"Fritz" Crisler from Michigan has failed.
Crisler announced Sunday that he has told Lamar Hunt, franchise
owner of the Dallas team in the American Football League, to with-
draw his name from consideration for commissioner of the newly-
formed conference.
Crisler's final decision once again spiked reports that he would
leave the University in search of more lucrative positions. In past
years, the 60-year-old Crisler has been sought by several professional
teams as general manager and*
head coach; by both the Big Tene
oneecashercm ssnrsand the now-defunct Pacific Coast B k a kg
and by a Detroit industrial firm as B i Pki
a high-salaried executive.
Offers No Rationale On U' awn

By The Associated Press
LANSING - Gov. G. Mennen
Williams sounded a financial
alarm after State Controller
James W. Miller told what might
happen if the Legislature fails to
meet the state's new economic
crisis with more taxes.
The Supreme Court set the
stage for possible "catastrophic"
layoffs of some 7,500 state em-
ployes when it knocked out most
of the 120 million use (sales) tax
increase, he said.
SOn the-basisthat revenue loss
amounts to $75 million for the re-
maining seven months of fiscal
195960,.he said, general fund ap-
-propriations would have to be cut
back 27.6 per cent.
Officials Confer
Miller was the first in a parade
of state and local officials sched-
uled to go before the Governor
from mid-morning till late evening
to explain possible effects of a
sharp cutback in state programs.
Legislative leaders will meet
with Williams today to talk over
the state's grim financial picture

Possible Results
Urges Quick Reveue for State;
Legislators Mitigate 'U' Fears
Predictions that the University's faculty and student b
may be cut if the state's fiscal needs are not soon resol
were called "unthinkable" yesterday by President Har
Three legislators, two of them members of the House t
ation committee, supported the president's statement, :
lowing warnings from Gov. G. Mennen Williams that:
1) To make up for tax revenues lost because of the SI
Supreme Court's use tax decision, a 27.6 per cent cutb
would be needed in the General Fund appropriations alre
set for fiscal 1959-60.
2) Dismissal of 1,390 faculty members and26,000 stude
at Michigan's nine state-supported schools would be nee

Williams NameE

-AP Wirephoto
MOGULS MEET--USW President David J. McDonald (left) and Kaiser Steel Board Chairman.
Edgar F. Kaiser (right) signed a "non-inflationary" agreement yesterday to send the California
steel company's workers back to their jobs with a two-year 27 cents-an-hour pay and benefits raise.
The agreement was the first breach in the previously solid steel industry position.
USW, Kaiser Steel Sign PAct

By The Associated Press
The Kaiser Steel Corp. last night
signed a separate peace with the
steelworkers union.
It could be the big break in the
record steel strike.
The agreement between the un-
fon and the nation's ninth biggest.
steel producer smashed the in-
dustry's solid front for the first
time since the mills shut down 104
days ago.
From Philadelphia word came
that the United States Third Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals will hand
down its decision today on whether
striking steelworkers must return
to work under u Taft-Hartley in-
junction or may continue their
record walkout.
T B Made
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis yesterday
promised to investigate the Iatest
charge of discrimination in Ann
Arbor housing.
Lewis said the case concerns a
Negrq woman student who was
accepted, then rejected, as a ten-
ant by a local landlord.
The case was brought to Lewis
several days ago in a letter from
the Ann Arbor Human Relations
The case touches directly on the
University in that the landlord in
question was, and still is, allowed
to advertise vacancies on Univer-
sity bulletin boards, as long as the
notices are not specifically dis-
criminatory. The University does
not, however, make a practice of
following up the notices to make
sure that restrictions do not actu-
ally exist.
Lewis noted that University in-
tervention in this situation would
touch very closely on the area of
individual rights.
In most areas where discrimina-
tion could bp practiced, he ex-
plained, there are laws and city
ordinances which would allow
groups to take action. There are
no ordinances preventing discrimi-
natory housing, he added.
"The University itself cannot
police the whole area without ade-
quate city ordinances which would
cover the whole residential com-
munity," he said.
The Office of Student Affairs
and Lewis personally have worked
closely with the student Human
Relations Board and the Ann Ar-
bor Community Board.
Druids Speal:

Attorneys for the litigants, and
the cress, will be locked in the
courtroom at 4 p.m. (EST). The
court clerk said copies of the
opinion will be handed out.
The judges-Chief Judge John
Biggs Jr., William Hastie arid Her-
bert Goodrich-gave no reason for
the procedure.
No matter what the Circuit
Court ruling 'is, it-undoubtedly will
be appealed to the United States
Supreme Court.
While awaiting the court deci-
sion, representatives of the steel
industry and the United Steel-
workers Union continued. negotia-
tions. in Pittsburgh.
The new Kaiser-- steelworkers
pact will be in force for nearly
two years, until June 30, 1961. It
provides an added 10 cents in
fringe benefits for 7,500 Kaiser
employes the first year. They will
get another 12% cents the second
year, inclu\ing a 7-cents-an-hour1
pay boost.
The pact also provides for a
company - union committee to
study ways to "insure a proper
sharing of the fruits of the com-
pany's progress." Officials of both
sides denied this could be called
a profit-sharing plan.
Shunted to a committee was the
problem of work rules changes-
one of the most touchy issues-"in.
the long-drawn-out wrangle be-
tween the giant union and 96 steel
Kaiser officials ordered between
500 and 600 maintenance workers,
to report for the midnight shift
last night and called back nearly
1,200 workers for the 8 a.m. (PST)'
shift today.,

"We'll call them back as fast as
we can get operations under way,"
a company spokesman said. "But.
it will oe three weeks to a month
before we can begin full produc-
He said the Kaiser plant at
Fontana, Calif., will be producing
steel in "about five days."
One hitch: four of the plant's
nine open-hearth furnaces were
damaged extensively by inactivity.
Announcement of the agreement
capped day-long negotiations be-
tween company officials headed
by board chairman Edgar F. Kais-
er and steelworkers representa-
tives led by union president David
J. McDonald.
State Board
To Consider
Back Funds
The State Administrative Board
will convene today and decide
whether to give the state univer-
sities their $6.5 million October
The University is owed $3 mil-
lion for the month.
On two previous occasions the
Board has put off payment since
the universities said they could
get along until Oct. 28 without
state aid.
The Board will meet against the
background of what appears to be
the most serious state financial
position thus far.

Crisler gave no reasons as to
why he declined. He is now in Bos-
ton attending the four-day meet-
ing of the National Collegiate Ath-
letic Council, of which he was
president until last year.
Some informed sources say that
the highest AFL post was Crisler's1
if he wanted it. However, they also
say that the league's failure to
meet Crisler's financial demands
determined his refusal.
It has been reported that Crisler
wanted $300,000, tax-free, to be
held in escrow over a period of
five years. In addition, sources say
that Crisler asked for a million-
dollar insurance policy, with the
premiums to be paid by the league.
Contacted. by Offici?.:
Crisler said last week that he
has been in touch with Hunt since
September regarding his possible
acceptance of the position.
League officials visited Crisler in
Ann Arbor several times and two
weeks ago the athletic director
flew to Los Angeles to confer with
members of the committee ap-
pointed to select a commissioner.
He has had copies of the league's
constitution and by-laws in his
possession since the Los Angeles
trip in order to study the powers
and limitations of the commis-
It is speculated that one rea-
son Crisler might have decided
against taking the job was that
the commissioner's powers were
too limited.
Crisler's refusal is indicative
that he probably plans to remain
at Michigan until his retirement.
He is under no contract to the
Name Candidates
Mentioned as most likely candi-
dates now for the position are
Elmer Layden and Joe Foss. Lay-
den, a member of Notre Dame's
famed Four Horsemen backfield,
served for a time as commissioner
of the old professional All-America
Foss was a flying ace in World
War II and is now governor of
South Dakota.

Students with problems finding
bike-room in overstuffed racks are
freely permitted to use the grass
for parking, Vice-President for
Student Affairs James A. Lewis
affirmed yesterday.
"We are interested in safety, not
aesthetics, at this stage,", Lewis
added. The main objective in im-
pounding bicycles is to eliminate
the dangerous safety hazard cre-
ated by crowding bicycles at en-
trances to buildings, he noted.
It has been three weeks since
the administration took over the
problem of clearing bicycles from
the entrances of several campus
buildings, predominantly the
Frieze Building and the Under-
graduate Library.
Students Cooperate
"We are very pleased with the
extent of student cooperation,"
Lewis declared. "The situation
verges from good to excellent at
this point."
Presently, Lewis and the Univer-
sity bicycle safety subcommittee
are studying the problems created
by the over-abundance of bicycles
which have lost their traditional
places in front of the UGLI and
the Frieze Building.
"We have begun a series of
studies to see what the critical
areas on campus are, in terms of
our long-range objectives," Lewis
explained. .
Discussing Lights
The question of lighting the
bike racks near the UGLI is also
"under review."
One of the continuing problems
that Lewis pointed out is the
motorized cycle drivers who refuse
to keep off the sidewalk. "The
cyclists should know the law and
should realize that they are riding
illegally,." Lewis commented. "We
don't want them to get into serious


t March,
Dan Arnold, '59E, will ask
Student Government Council
tomorrow night to back one of
two proposals protesting the
state's tax inertia and its effect
on higher education.
He will advocate a statewide
march on Lansing, or, as a
"weaker" alternative, a petition
to state officials signed by stu-
dents at the nine state-sup-
ported colleges and universities.
Arnold explained his pro-
posals were prompted by yes-
. terday's comments from Michi-
gan State University President
John A. Hannah, who declared
MSU will probably have to close
its doors by Jan. 1 unless tax
revenues are found.
"After all, the same reason-.
ing can apply to the Univer-
sity," Arnold said.
He wants to bring his ideas
to SGC so the Council can help
organize the action.
"If my ideas are ridiculous
then no. one will pay attention
to them," Arnold said. "And if
other people feel the same way,
then the proposals won't be
dropped." .
and possible remedies in the form
of new taxes.
"I couldn't imagine that 114
legislators. would condemn the
state to what this means," the
Governor said.
Lawmakers will return to Lan-
sing Thursday after an eight-day
recess to grapple anew with the
tax and finance problems that
have gripped the state since Janu-
Will Accept Any Plan
The Democratic Governor,
though still favoring a personal
and corporate income tax pack-
age, said he would accept any Re-
publican tax plan that would give
the state the money it needs to
stay solvent.
State Revenue Commissioner
Louis M. Nims outlined possible
revenue sources to the- Governor
yesterday, nearly all of which have
been considered by the Legisla-
ture and discarded earlier this
They include a one-half per cent
tax on goods sold at wholesale,
removal of sales tax exemptions
on services, and agricultural and
industrial processing, a state prop-
erty tax, and a host of so-called
nuisance taxes.
List Tax Proposals
"The latter include taxes on in-
surance premiums, a penny-per-
pack increase in cigarette taxes,
doubling the beer tax and in-
creased inheritance taxes.
"Most of these make me sick to
my stomach to think about them,"

sary. About 6,350 University
students would be affected.
3) In addition to teachers, over
6,000 state employes would be laid
4) One-third of the state police
force would be disbanded, medical
treatment for many afflicted chil-
dren would be cut off, and elemen-
tary and high school programs
would be curtailed.
MSU Would Face Closing
Michigan State University would
either have to drop its entire
freshman and sophomore classes
or close its doors in January, Pres-
ident John A. Hannah told Wil-
House Tax Committee head
Rollo G. Conlin (R-Tipton) said
last night, "There is no question
about the seriousness of the situa-
But he couldn't visualize the
Legislature "being that stubborn."
Rep. George W. Sallade (R-Ann
Arbor) declared the Legislature
"is not going to let anything like
that happen.
'Absolutely Ruinous' Action
"Such action would be absolute-
ly ruinous to state schools," Sal-
lade, a member of the tax com-
mittee, continued. "I don't know
what purpose the governor's state-
ment serves but to be shocking."
Senate majority leader Frank
Beadle (R-St. Clair) concurred
with Conlin and Sallade.
"The people should know the
story but should not be taken in
by scare propaganda," he said.
"I am confident the Legislature
will find the ways and means to
meet essential budget committ-
ments without crippling cuts in
any program," Beadle added.'
"As much as I can, I want to al-
lay fears that universities may be
forced to close their doors, that
mental patients will lack care,
that elementary and high schools
may be forced to curtain opera-
tions or that any needy person will
go uncared for because there is a
lack of public funds."
Calls Stopping 'Unthinkable'
President Hatcher had said ear-,
lier, "It's unthinkable that the
University would be asked to stop
the education of the youth of the
state at this critical time.
"The University has contractual
agreements with its faculty which
would be legally, morally, and
ethically impossible to break."
The University received no offi-
cial notification, from. the state
y e s t e r d a y, Vice-President and
Dean of Faculties Marvin L. Nie-
huss said. "This plan in no way
came from the University, and we
have no intention of doing any
cutting." ,
To Honor Obligations
"We have contractual obliga-
tions, and we intend to honor
them," Niehuss asserted.
The power to cut state appro-
priations lies with the governor.
He is directed to "make such re-
ductions in allotments as he deems
necessary to keep the total expen-
ditures for any fiscal year within
the totalrevenues available for
that fiscal year," according t
Senate appropriations bill1076.
If University funds were cur-
tailed by the governor, "it would


High 'Court
Loyalty Oat
preme Court agreed yesteday
decide whether state employes xix
be summarily fired for refusing
sign anti-subversive oaths
The Washington state act I
der challenge requires dism8
of any employe of the state
refuses to swear he is not a me
ber of the Communist Party
any other subversive organisati
The Court acted on an app
by two professors of the Univ
sity of Washington from a de
sion of the state's Supreme Co
upholding the law.
Cite Violation
The two professors, Howard
Nostrand and Max Sevelle, c
tend the loyalty oath requirem
violates the United States coi
tutional guarantees of freedom
speech, association and assemi
and _the right to due process
In agreeing to hear the case,
Court rejected the contention
Atty. Gen. John J. O'Connell
Washington that -the act rests
the police power inherent i
sovereign state and no api
should be heard.
The two professors contend
statute punishes membership wi
out regard to whether such me
bership has a justification or i
gating circumstances.
No Hearings
They stress also that the
provides no hearing for those
fusing to sign the loyalty oatl
In upholding the law, the W
ington Supreme Court said sta
have not been deprived of t
control over institutions of les
ing operated by them, and i
the power to protect stude
against possible subversive in
ence by teachers.
SGC 'Image'
Seminar Set
For Tonight
Prof. James Miller, directo
the Mental Health Research I
tute, will lead a seminar on
Analysis of 'The Image'" at
p.m. today at the Undergradi
Library Honors Lounge.
The discussion, sponsored by
y Student Government Cot
Reading and Discussion CoMM
tee, is open to the public.
Prof. Miller will discuss
book in relation to the entire 1
of literature which deals wit
does "The Image," theories
general systems.
The book's author, Prof.
neth Boulding of the econo
department, characterized
book in a previous seminar as

'Railroad Ticket' Faces Changes

Next fall's registration may find the registration card, affection-
ately known by thousands of students as the "railroad ticket," in a
totally new and different form.
"We have been working on a possible refinement of the registra-
tion card for nine or 10 months," Robert L. Pickering of the Office of
Registration and Records, said.
He' added that the plans for the new system will not be finalized
until the offices using the card have been informed, but said it was
anticipated that the new card would be used next summer.
Forms To Be Smaller, Simpler
The University Extension Service, he pointed out, is also changing
its registration forms and hopes to have the new form, about one-
tenth as large and complicated as the old forms, in use for the spring
semester this year.
In considering the various ways of refining the card, the Office of
Registration and Records had set up five criteria for the new system.
These were:
1) Satisfaction of the offices using the cards (19 offices receive
coupons from the "railroad ticket.")


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