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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom

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Chamber of Commerce
Backs Pro Theatre Plan

Narrow House Mar




Yesterday the Ann Arbor Cham-
ber of Commerce endorsed the
establishment of a. $1,500,000 pro-
f essional theatre in Ann Arbor,
becoming the first local organiza-
tion to do so.
The Chamber will cooperate In
attempting to obtain the approval
of New York's Tyrone Guthrie,
director; Oliver Rey, producer;
and Peter Zisler, production man-

ager, to locate the theatre in Ann
The C of C backed up the pledge
by authorizing its president, Law-
rence J. Oimet, to sit on a steering
committee that will work toward
establishing the theatre here, and
Oimet in turn named Charles A.
Hoffman, C of C vice-president, a
member of the committee.
Last September producer Rey

approached the Dramatic Arts
Center about the possibility of
locating here, and since then, the
DAC, headed by Prof. Wilfred
Kaplan of the mathematics de-
partment, has adopted the role of
coordinator of the project.
And two weeks ago President
Harlan Hatcher appointed Prof.
William Haber of the economics
department and Dean Earl V.
Moore of the music school, to work
with Prof. Kaplan to develop the
steering committee.
"Although many University
people have taken part in discus-
sions of the project," Prof. Kaplan
said, "these appointments are the
University's only formal connec-
tion to the project thus far."
Ann Arbor is competing with
San Francisco, Milwaukee, Min-
neapolis, Cleveland and Boston for
the theatre location, but William
C. Bott, C of C manager said yes-
terday he feels the three men
favor Ann Arbor as the location of
the theatre.
The theatre is to be a non-profit
organization, and Bott maintained
that the other communities are
ahead of us in that they have
already shown and given evidence
of financial support.
The steering committee will be
further developed at a meeting
next Friday in the Union; area
citizens invited by President Hat-
cher will participate.
Must Attract Sponsors
The committee's main job is to
build up a large sponsoring com-
mittee for the theatre, Prof. Kap-
lan said.
"Ann Arbor's chances for the
theatre are good," he continued,
"but our success will depend on
how much we can do; we must
marshal interest in the project to
show them that the whole region
will support it and that we can
raise the money to support it.,
It is essential that more people,
like the Chamber of Commerce,
endorse it, he maintained.
The Chamber of Commerce reso-
lution shows that the business
people of Ann Arbor realize the
theatre would be a tremendous
asset to the community, Prof. Kap-
lan said.
More Exciting'
"It would make Ann Arbor more
exciting and attractive than it is
already. More people would come
to live here and new companies
would establish headquarters in
Ann Arbor."
The theatre would benefit the
University, he continued, by mak-
ing Ann Arbor more appealing
than it is already for faculty
"Ann Arbor would be a good lo-
cation for the theatre," he pointed
out, because the New York trio are
not looking for a big city. "They
want to get out of New York and
finda community with which the
theatre can be identified-this is
easier to accomplish in a small
"And, at the same time, the
theatre will need a large audience.
Ann Arbor is close to Detroit and
other populated areas."
Guthrie, Rey and Zisler have set
no specific date when the site will
be determined, but their guess is
sometime in February.

Says Cause
Of Inequality
'Not Industry
Contrary to the popular notion,
industrialization did not increase
personal income inequalities in the
United States, Prof. Robert Solow
said last night in a lecture spon-
sored by the economics depart-
The Massachusetts Institute of
Technology economist gave figures
which showed great strides to-
wards a greater equality distribu-
tion of income were made between
1939 and 1949.
According to the old ideas of
American economic progress the
advances should never have been
He said de Tocqueville's' and
Bryce's comments that growth of
manufacturing in America would
bring increased maldistribution of
income are contradicted by the
great increases in the share of
wage and salary earners in the
total, national income.
The biggest jump was made
around the war years, when full
employment following hard on
the depression boosted the wage-
salary share of the total economy;
and these gains have been pre-
served and even added to since,
because of post-war prosperity.
Also Prof. Solow said within the
wage and salary area equality has
The tight labor market and in-
creased job mobility-workers may
change occupations more readily-
have been prime contributors.
The lowest income groups,
though, have gained only about
two per cent mainly because of
aged; sick, colored and divorced
people among them. However
among these groups per capita
income has gone up due to low
income families limiting their size.
IFC Denies
Colony Bid
The executive committee of In-
terfraternity Council rejected last
night an appeal by a group of
Kappa Nu members to form a col-
Kappa Nu's Michigan chapter
was expelled from campus in 1953,
and the Council felt that since
two colonies were already on cam-
pus, there wa not sufficient need
for another prospective fraternity
in the system at the present time.
Alpha Kappa Lambda and Tau
Epsilon Phi, the two colonies now
on campus, petitioned for recog-
nition as active fraternities.
AKL was advised to petition
again in the spring, and TEP's
request for a shortening of the
one-year colonization period is
slated for further consideration.

Santa Slips

-Stephanie Roumel
THERE'S NO TWINE LIKE THE PRESENTS'--Using both arms, her chin and just plain luck, the
heavy-laden woman made her way slowly down the Nichols Arcade. Strings broke, she grabbed, they
fell. As the true gentleman walked on by in the spirit of Christmas, the woman bent over, picked up
her bundles and left.
Claim Athletic Control in Faculty Hands

' FINISHED PRODUCT-Waiting to be poured into the glass, the
wine has gone through an extensive process in which special
grapes were picked at that certain moment, crushed with care,
then allowed to mellow in wooden casks. The juice, well on its
way to fermentation, is bottled and goes through another, hori-
zontal, maturing period before reaching the consumers.
Prof. Ray Explains
Great ine Concept
Great wines have an exquisite flavor and aroma which gives them
an aesthetic quality, Prof. Peter M. Ray of the botany department said
in a lecture on "Great Wines" yesterday.
Although a great wine can only be recognized through sensitory
education, there are vineyards in France known for their high quality
wine. The grapes which make up great wines, pinot noir or black
grapes and chardonnay or green
grapes, need a steady temperature
10 B ac and much sunlight, and the area
Creal Backs in which high quality grapes can
be grown is therefore limited, he
" said. Good wine grapes are small,
L uor ! alincreasing their sugar content.
Shows Winemaking Process
Prof. Ray used slides to show
Mayor Cecil 0. Creal has toast- the process of making a great wine.
ed the proposal to sell liquor by The vintage takes place during
the glass in Ann Arbor. September, and the grapes are
He told a county organization picked on a day when their sugar
content is calculated to be at the
of tavern owners Wednesday night precise amount.
that "we have to realize this is They are crushed during the
1960 coming up and we can't stick night of the picking by machine
our heads in the sand." and the green ones are pressed and
While emphasizing he is taking placed in casks in the cool wine
no official stand on the issue at cellars. The black grapes which
present, Creal said, "I hate to see make red wine are pressed after
so much business going-out of fermentation because the flavor is
Ann Arbor. in the skin of the fruit.
"I think you should investigate Hears Fermentation's Thump
closely before placing the question Specially cultivated yeast is
on the ballot," he told the Wash- added to the juice and within
tenaw County chapter of the twenty-four hours the thumping
Table-Toppers, a businessmen's sound signifying fermentation is
group owning taverns, cocktail heard. The wine is allowed to ma-
lounges, and stores and restaur- ture in the casks for from several
ants where liquor and beer are months, in the case of the white
sold. wine-making green grapes, to sev-
eral years for the red wines.
"I am only Interested In keep- Next, the wine is bottled and
ing downtown Ann Arbor alive. If left to age. Prof. Ray commented
this keeps people in Ann Arbor in- that the bottles are stored hori-
stead of sending them to Brighton zontally and that all wine should
or places closer by, then it seems be stored in this manner.
to me it has some merit," he said. Champagne has an additional
A local group of restaurant and amount of sugar and yeast added
bar owners has shown interest in just before bottling. The fermen-
placing the liquor-by-the-glass tation of its sugar takes place
question on the April ballot. Ann inside the sealed bottle and the
Arbor laws prohibit sale of liquor, fizz in Champagne is the carbon
except in package form. dioxide created during the process.
"I believe that the time has Esters Create Flavor
come when we should do some in- The flavor and aroma of wine

CHICAGO P) -- The Big Ten
athletic control still rests firmly
within faculty grasp, it was an-
nounced yesterday after faculty
representatives clarified a so-
called bid for power by athletic di-
The policy-making f a c u l t y
group, at an opening session-of the
conference's winter parley, ruled
that although the directors can
vote on legislative matters, the
faculty .still runs the show in the
Big Ten.
At a Nov. 1 meeting, faculty
representatives Voted to give ath-
letic directors an equal voice on
legislative matters, meaning that
20 ballots would be cast instead of
10 on a particular issue.
Faculty Vote Only
Yesterday, however, the faculty
group stipulated that substantive
legislation would go under the
White Resolution (for a 60-day
institutional review period) only
by faculty representative vote.
Prof. Marcus Plant of the Uni-
versity Law School and chairman
of the faculty group, emphasized
that the November meeting, held!
without publicity, was in no way
aimed at undercutting the prin-
ciple of faculty control.
"Our action today clarifies that
principle," Prof. Plant said. "Con-
trol still rests with the faculty."

The matter which irked the
athletic directors into seeking an
equal vote with the 'faculty men
was the Rose Bowl situation. A
five-five standoff vote last May
killed the Rose Bowl contract, but
another five-five deadlock re-
tained a conference clause permit-
ting Rose Bowl competition on an
individual school basis.
Doesn't Pertain
But, ironically, the new 20-vote
set-up does not pertain to the
Rose Bowl, still strictly a faculty
matter. This will come up before
the current meeting adjourns to-
The faculty men also redefined
faculty control of athletics at the
institutional level.
They agreed that "faculty con-
trol is construed to be exercised
where authority is vested in an
institutional agency composed en-
tirely of faculty members or - in
which faculty members are in a
This made more specific a No-
vember action which allotted in-
Buymg Days
This is to remind you there
are seven of them left before
Christmas exodus.

stitutional control to a committee,
board or council on which faculty1
men conceivably could be outvot-
Pdower Grab,'
Rises Again'
The issue of a "power struggle"
between Western Conference ath-
letic directors and faculties has
flared up again.
Tuesday, a week after Univer-
sity Athletic Director H. O. "Fritz"
Crisler dismissed power struggle
{reports as without foundation,'
Ohio State University's Faculty
Council sanctioned rejection of,
proposed changes in Big Ten rules.
The OSU Athletic Board had'
recommended the rejection in an
earlier meeting.
"Sports Illustrated" devoted sev-;
eral pages to the rules changes,;
under the headline "Who Controls
Big Ten Football? The question
burned white-hot again as ath-
letic directors meeting in secret
and irate faculties had at each
Attributes Controversy Description
The magazine article was ac-
companied by a picture of Crisler,
to whom the description of the
controversy "Much ado about
nothing," was attributed. ,
The OSU faculty council in-
structed their faculty reprsenta-
tive to the Western Conference,
Prof. Wendell D. Postle, to oppose
the rules changes to be put under
the White Resolution as it existed
prior to Nov. 1, because the
changes are substantive.
The actual changes, approved
by Big Ten faculty representatives
Nov. 1, would involve a redefinition
of the relationships and duties of
the faculty representatives and the
athletic directors.
Consider Changes Official
The representatives consider the
changes already official since they
are not substantive. However, it
was noted that if other Confer-
ence members besides Ohio State
protest the changes, the action
may either be completely revoked
or returned to the institutions for
study before going into effect.
Dr. Postle, who was chairman
of the special committee which
drafted the changes, said at Tues-
day's meeting:
"We simply tried to give the
athletic directors more freedom in
running their own show without
sacrificing faculty control."
Heighten Director's Power
Although the changes advocated

GOP Hopes
For Support
..In New ,Vote
Legislature Denies
Senate's Program,
House's Additions
LANSING () - The House last
night rejected - for the time be-
ing at least - the $50 million tax
plan based on nuisance levies vot-
ed last week by the Senate.
It also, turned down new House
Since the margin of defeat on
all six bills was narrow, Republi-
can leaders said they were hope-
ful of passing them all today.
Rejected were all the proposals
for new or increased taxes on
telephone and telegraph bills, beer,
tobacco products, liquor, traffic
violations and corporations.
The bills failed by from three
to eight votes to meet the pas-
sage requirement of 56 votes.
Round Up Absentees
Helped by state police, House
members rounded up more than
three dozen absentees for the ex-
pected crucial showdown votes
last night.
Members poured in from cities
across the state. Rep. Clyde F.
Cooper (R-White Cloud) report-
edly interrupted a vacation to
catch a plane from Florida. Two
Democrats - Dominic Jacobetti
of Negaunee and Andrew Wisti of
Hancock - flew down from the
Upper Peninsula.
House.Repblicans failed to get
the eight Democratic votes needed
to push through the revenue pro-
gram based on a $34 million pack-
age of nuisance taxes. Democrats,
after a two-hour caucus, indicat-
ed not more than half a dozen
votes could be expected.
Republicans Back Bills
And in general, Republicans
backed the bills and Democrats
opposed them.
House approval would have set
the stage for possible windup of
the 1959 legislature, the longest
in state history.
Even with Democratic help,
however, Republicans would need
to win backing from GOP col-
leagues in the Senate for $16 mil-
lion added to the original nui-
sance tax levies approved by the
upper chamber.
Propose Temporary Increase
The newest proposals call for
a "temporary" one-mill increase
in the four-mill corporation fran-
chise fee, good for $13 million,
and a two dollar fee for moving
traffic violations, worth $2,400,000.
Corporations, in effect, would
lend the money to the state for
one year and get it back through
credits in 1961 and 1962.
The Senate measures would add
a penny to the five-cent per pack-
age on cigarettes, levy a 20 per
cent tax on other tobacco prod-
ucts, jump the liquor excise tax
by four per cent, double the $1.25
per barrel tax on beer and slap a
three per cent use tax on tele-
phone and telegraph bills.
Official Sees
Trip -to Moon
In 10 Years
WASHINGTON ()--Sending a
man to the moon and back in an-
other 10 years and dispatching
manned expedition to Mars in the
1970s are the foreseeable goals df
American space exploration, a

spac agecy fficial said yester-
John A. Johnson, general coun-
sel of the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration, out-
lined the future of space efforts
in an address to the National Se-
curity Industrial Association here.
The development of vehicles
which will equip man for lunar
exploration will take until the end
of the next decade, Johnson said.
But by that time the country
should have moved far toward the
development of "radically new

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