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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom



VOL. LXX, No. 72







Season's Greetings


Paris Visit
Tour Nears Climax
At Summit Meeting
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower
steamed yesterday toward a cli-
mactic point of his tour -- the
Western summit meeting in Paris.
He began work on summit pa-
pers aboard the United States
cruiser Des Moines a few hours
after locking arms in friendship
with Tunisia's pro-western Presi-
dent Habib Bourguiba.
During a visit of less than four
hours in Tunisia, a hotbed of the
Algerian independence movement,
the President received a wild wel-
come from about 200,000 men and
women in long white robes and
children in red gym suits.
Rebellion Discussed
The five-year Algerian rebellion
and the economic distress of new-
ly independent Tunisia were
among subjects discussed by
Eisenhower and Bourguiba during
a two-hour amb chop breakfast
in the-Tunisian president's Moor-
ish palace.
A joint communique said the
two men felt "grave concern" over
failure to end the Algerian war.
Both endorsed President Charles
de Gaulle's offer to let Algerians
decide for themselves what kind
of government they want.
Bourguiba already has urged Al-
gerian rebels, who use Tunis as
their' capital, to negotiate on de
Gaulle's offer. Terms of a cease
fire have brought a deadlock.
Bourguiba Tired
Bourguiba, tired of the long war
on his doorstep, was believed to
have urged Eisenhower to try in-
fluencing de Gaulle to hurry a
The communique said, "The
achievement of self-determination.
by African and Asian peoples is
one of the most important events
of our times."
White House Secretary James
C. Hagerty said Bourguiba talked
about the needs of his small and
impoverished country, but did-not
directly ask for more American
aid. Tunisia is receiving about 40
million dollars from the United
States this year.1
Tunisians Enthusiastic
Tunisians greeted Eisenhower
like a rich uncle who could make
their life a lot happier. Because a
tight schedule prevented the Pres-
ident from going into Tunis, Tunis
came to him. Thousands jour-
neyed to La Marsa, 10 miles out-1
side the capital, by donkey, bi-
cycle, bus, truck and afoot and
stood shivering in the morning
The rotors of Eisenhower's heli-
copter, which landed him from
the Des Moines, beat down newly
planted palm trees around a spe-
cially built landing strip.
"Yia hia (long live) Ike," the
crowd shouted.

Johansson Victory
Top '59 Sports Story

--Daily-Jim Benagh
RECEIVE TROPHY--Cy Hopkins (second from left), last year's
swimming captain, is flanked by Coach Gus Stager (right) and
ex-diving coach Bruce Harlan, who met with a fatal accident
last summer.

-Daily-William Mannd, Jr.
HOLY LIGHT-Star symbolizes spiritual outlook which all faiths find at this season of nature's
gloom and holiday lights. A reflection caught by the camera's eye, this star is actually the sun, trans-
formed by moisture in the air.

Medical School at MSU
Meets Deans Approval
If the $20 million medical center currently under investigation
at Michigan State University is established, it will not conflict with
the University's, two officials believe.
The MSU board of trustees yesterday approved a proposal for
the establishment of a center there and directed a faculty committee

D)iss ens ions
Jerome Ellison indicated yester-
day he'll be coming up with more
criticisms of college life although
Indiana University is dropping
him as a journalism teacher.
"There are a lot of stories to
do for the 'Post'," said Ellison,
who said his contract is not be-
ing renewed because of his con-
troversial article in the "Saturday
Evening Post" last March.
The article contended there's
too much horseplay on campuses
and not enough study.
Ellison said he'll have a second
article ready for publication in
January or February, criticizing
educational practices in state uni-

Daily Sports Editor
Upsets and surprises in the na-
tional scene and a thing called
spirit on the local front made 1959
a sports year to remember.
To choose top stories out of such
an eventful year is like counting
stars in the sky, but a big Swede,
some. Bums in California and
Michigan's miraculous swimming
team were an aid to any selector.
The Swede, of course, is Inge-
mar Johansson who gave boxing
its biggest boost in post-Rocky
Marciano days. Because he took
the sport out of a recent "dark
age" his heavyweight title win
must be accorded 1959's big sports
That's a big statement, too, es-
pecially since the Los Angeles
Dodgers-playing more like the
old ,D_-oklyn B"ns-gave baseball
fans one of their greatest spectator
years. This upset must be ranked
at least the second best event.
Swimming Splashes
Michigan swimming made the
headline news on three major oc-
casions-its NCAA championship
runaway, the sad death of Diving
Coach Bruce Harlan and the ap-
point of Coach Gus Stager to head
the United States Olympic team.
The NCAA title drive has to be
called the outstanding local hap-
pening of the year because of the
stunning sweep the team of cham-
pions registered.
Looking back at 1959, the year
in ports can be told by its top
events. In order, they were:
1) For the first time since Mar-
ciano retired, managers let the
fightersrdo the fighting. The pro-
moters put down their gloves and
the opened the ring to Floyd Pat-
terson and unknown Johansson.
Before that June 26 evening,
Johansson was just regarded as
another clown who was to boast to
the press as did predecessors Pete
Rademacher, Roy "Cut and Shoot"
Harris and Brian London.
It took only two rounds and two
minutes, three seconds with Pat-
terson and the Swede proved them
all wrong. His right hand sprawled
out the American in on- of the

Seek Liquidation
OfVeterans Fund
Senate Package Ties Fund, Taxes:
Entire Program Approval Required
LANSING (M - The Republican-controlled Senate of the
Michigan Legislature last night came up with two new pro-
posals aimed at breaking the legislative deadlock over the
state's financial crisis.
It voted to put a proposition for a four per cent state
sales tax on the statewide ballot in November of 1960. The
vote was 27 to 2.
Twenty-one Republicans and six Democrats joined to
give the proposal passage vote. Since it involved a constitu-
tional amendment, 23 votes i

biggest blows in heavyweight his-
2) Across the nation last Octo-
ber, the people who populate base-
ball parks and follow the game on
television were wondering what
was greatest about the Dodgers.
Was it the way they played during
the regular season, the way they
won the rare National League
playoff from the Braves or the way
they outdid the White Sox in the
World Series?
All were comebacks for the ex-
citing Dodgers who finished sev-
enth last year.
3) While the transplanted
Brooklynites gathered the head-
lines for victories, their old cross-
town rivals - the Yankees - got
write-ups for their downfall,
Baseball's greatest team over
the past three decades hovered in
the American League cellar for
several weeks, then produced a
mild comeback to finish third.
Prosperity a Trademark
4) Growing prosperity was the
trademark of mf.?or league base-
ball and football all season long.
And seeing the signs of the big
money, the first serious bids in
years were made by promoters to
establish new leagues.
'The proposed Continental Base-
ball League has its hopes higher
than any group since the 1870's of
breaking into "major league'" clas-
sification. It hired well-known big-
time operator Branch Rickey to
do a lot of the leg work, knowing
that he £ arely fails.
The American Football League
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were needed for passage.
In other action, the Senate
agreed to Liquidate the Veterans
Trust Fund and tie it to a 47-mil-
lion-dollar package of taxes to
bring the state treasury 87 mil-
lion dollars in badly-needed cash.
Key Measure
The measures go to the House
Republican and Democrat lead-
ers in the House sent out- urgent
calls for members to act today on
the new revenue program. The.
House is evenly divided between
Republicans and Democrats.
The Veterans Trust Fund bill
was the key measure in attempts
to end the 11-months tax war in
the Legislature.
The House passed the bill last
March but the Republican major-
ity in the Senate has steadfastly
refused to pass it. Republican and
Democratic leaders in the House
sent out urgent calls for members
to assemble today to act on the
new revenue program.
Raise $40 Million
The package, as it is -presently
set up, would raise about $40 mil-
lion dollars through immediate
liquidation of the Trust Fund. A
one mill increase in the corpora-
tion franchise fee, also approved
last night by the Senate, would
raise another $13 million. Re-
maining funds would come from a
$34 million package of nuisance
taxes which the Senate approved
two weeks ago.
Under the Senate plan every
bill must pass or the. whole pack-
age will be out. Senators plan
every bill must pass or the whole
package will be out. Senators pro-
vided for the Trust Fund to be
repaid over the next 11 years.
Meanwhile, the state will con-
tinue to pay $1,200,000 in veter-
ans benefits, the amount the Trust
Fund yields every year.

Local Court
Recent Rule
DETROIT (A')-A senate com-
mittee asked four Detroit federal
judges yesterday to explain by
what authority they invoked a rule
to permit civil suits to be filed In
"This would seem to involve a
denial of information," said Sen.
Thomas Hennings (D-Mo), chair-
man of a constitutional rights sub.-
committee in Washington. "We are
asking the four judges under what
authority they have promulgated
this gag rule.*
At the same time Rep. Clare
Hoffman (R-Mich.), a member of
a House committee investigating
governmental secrecy, called o
fellow members to look into the
Rule Investigated
The chairman of' Hoffman's
committee, Rep. John E. Moss, Jr.
(D-Calif.), was in California and
not immediately available for corn.
Hoffman said he thought the
Rule "would be a good case" for
his group to investigate.
"I can see no excuse for cover-
ing up court activities with such a
rule," Hoffman said. "The people
ar- -,titled to know."
Chief Judge Theodore Levin de-
fended the rule, saying the judges'
were "simply formalizing what has
alays been the inherent power of
the cc -rt."
Cites Court Rights
He said United States district.
courts have the right to make their
own rules provided they don't
conflict with the Constitution, fed-
eral laws or rules or Supreme
Court rulings.
The rule was adopted yesterday
when four of the six federal judges
on the bench for Eastern Miohi-
gan voted for it. Two other judges
regularly assigned here did not,
take part in the vote and said they
did not consider the rule neces-
It would allow judges to keep
civil suit filings secret when either
party requests it.
The Detroit News, in a front
page editorial, said it would violate
what it called the court's gag rule
"as soon as we can find a way."
The paper would invite contempt
proceedings, the editorial said, be-
cause the rule would "deny the
people of Michigan information as
to what is happening in the court
they support."
Regents Plan
To Meet Today,
The Board of Regents will meet
at 9:30 a.m. today, when they will
hear a report on the breakdown
of $41,625,000 budget initiated
from grants received since their
last meeting.
They will also hear reports on
plant extension progress and the
University Musical Society.
Faculty and committee appoint-
ments. leaves of absence. gifts.

TV Teaching
Seen Rising
By The Associated Press
Educational television facilities
may soon be available at low cost
to every school district in the
state, the Michigan Citizens' Com
mittee on Educational TV was
told Wednesday.
The possibility stems from the
recent development of a short-
range station transmitter which
would cost about $6,000, reported
by Franklin G. Bouwsma, execu-
tive secretary of the Detroit Edu-
cational Television Foundation.
He said the transmitter would
serve as a chep p substitute for
closed-circuit networks and have
a range ad' .uate to cover a school
district, city or university campus.
After .earing the report, the
citizens' committee called for es-
tablishment of an office ;.. the
Department of Public Instruction
to co-ordinate statewide educa-
tional T7 developments.
Mea:iwhile in Washington a
rad4^-television educator said yes-
terday that recent scandals in
broadcasting may turn out to be a
good thing for the industry.
Harry Skornia, executive director
of the National Association of

-Gto continue with a more detailed
study of the proposal.
"Ultimately, there would not be
conflict," Dean William Hubbard
of the University medical school
said. "I think, for the long range
future, there is a need through-
out the country for approximately
15 new medical schools.
Sees Need
s "I think ultimately there will
t be a, need in the state for another
e medical school," he continued.
"The question is one of timing."
s Dean W. W. Armistead of MSU's
veterinary medical college also be-
lieves there would be no conflict
- between the two centers.
"First, studies from outside
sources show we need an addi-
. tional medical school in the state,"
he said. "Second, our proposed
center would approach the study
of medicine in a different manner
from the University's."
"I presume MSU's center would
start off with most of the em-
phasis on teaching and probably
research aspects would develop as
we went along;" Dean Armistead
continued. "We would hope to de-
velop medical scientists with broad
interests, rather than a high per-
centage of narrow specialists."
To Stress Teaching
As a member of the group which
brought the preliminary proposal
rfor the center's establishment be-,
fore the MSU board of trustees,
Dean Armistead reported the board
seems "favorably inclined."
In arenting the nnAo a.

Carols, Folksinging Celebrat

Lindstrom Lauds Pdress
As .bulwark of Language
The press is the last bulwark of the English language, Prof. Carl
E. Lindstrom of the journalism department declared last night.
Prof Lindstrom, former executive editor of the Hartford, Conn.,
"Times," spoke at a meeting of Sigma Delta Chi, national journalism
"There are no more valiant battlers for the best written English
than the journalism schools and the newspapers of America. It is
"true that they have their mo-
ments of weakness and that ex-
amples of poor writing are not
hard to find, but at least they are
in there fighting," Lindstrom
e Season maintained.
Educators are as entitled to
their jargon as other specialists,
Lindstrom said, but they are at
fault when they bend words to
new uses which they think they
have invented, and turn their
backs upon excellent, sharp-edged
"Psychologists are the worst of-
fenders," Lindstrom stated. "Their
textbooks are peppered with words
such as conceptualize and privati-
zation, just as businessmen will
'finalize!' "
Psychologists are not the only
guilty ones, Lindstrom continued.
Teachers Offend
"Scientists, historians, engineers

Music filled the Diag and Angell
Hall last night.
Rosy - cheeked crowds with
steaming breaths congregated in
front of the General Library for
the annual all-campus Christmas
Led by a Santa Claus with a
Volkswagoi sleigh and a green
bookbag pack, the program fea-
tured the Jordan House choir, the
Pserfs from the Lawyers Club, the
University Men's Glee Club and
the Friars doing selections ranging
from "Flamin' Mamie" to "Deck
the Halls."
An ensemble from the Michigan

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