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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom

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Snow flurries
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VOL. LXX, No. 73










NAB 29:

Prof. Haber

Authorities Emphasizes

Blough Estimates
Cost at $1 Billion
Calls New Pact Least Inflationary
Of All Steel Contracts Since War

. to confer about theatre,.. stresses "U" association
Theatre Sponsor
Seeks 'I'Support
Will Confer with Officials Today
On Pro Theatre Possibilities Here
"Oliver Rea, New York theatrical producer, will arrive on campus
tomorrow to confer with University officials on the possibility of
University sponsorship of a professional theatre," Prof. Wilfred Kaplan
of the mathematics department and president of the Dramatic Arts
Center said recently.
At present Ann Arbor is competing with five other cities for the
theatre's location. Rea and New York Director Tyrone Guthrie have
stressed in previous visits here the importance of a close association

W lness Takes
Prof. Tracy
AtAge 79
Prof. Emeritus John Evarts
Tracy of the University law .school
died Dec. 31, at the University
Medical Center, after a two month
Professor Tracy, a native of
Green Bay, Wis., practiced law
for more than a quarter of a cen-
tury in Michigan, New York City
and Chicago before joining the
University law school faculty in
1930 where he remained until his
retirement in 1950. He was 79 years
old at his death.
As an internationally recognized
authority on the application of
law to medicine, Prof. Tracy wrote,
"The Doctor as a Witness," which
was published in 1957. He was
noted for writing several other
books about the legal profession.
"Prof. Tracy had a rare gift
for bringing the practicallities of
law. into the classroom and into
his personal consultations with
students," Dean E. B. Stason of
the Law School said.
Prof. Tracy was Assistant Direc-
tor of the United States Bureau
of Exports during World War I.
He also served on the Ann Arbor
City Council, 1938-40. He was on
the YMCA board of directors, was
a trustee of the First Presbyterian
Church, was active in Community
Chest work and was a director and
past president of the Ann Arbor
Rotary Club.
At the University he served on
the Senate Committee for Univer-
sity Affairs, the University Coun-
cil, the Board in Control of In-
tercollegiate Athletics and the
board of directors of the Michi-
gan Union.
He married, Margaret Elliot of
I Lowell, Mass, in 1933. She taught
in the school of business adminis-
tration until her husband's re-
tirement. She survives her hus-
Memorial Services were held on
Jan. 3, at the First Presbyterian
Ihief Enters
Thefts amounting to over $450
have been reported by two local
Sunday 'night an unknown
burglar entered Phi Gamma Del-
ta's house and the Alpha Tau
Omega annex and made off with
members' funds.
Sixteen members of Phi Gamma

'of the theatre with a university,
Prof. Kaplan disclosed.
The earlier visits of Rea and
Guthrie were of an exploratory
nature, he continued, to find out if
the interest here was enough to
justify serious detailed discussion
of a possible plan of operation..
Interest Exists
"It is now clear that such inter-
est does exist and explicit pro-
posals are now under considera-
tion," he revealed.C(The Ann Ar-
bor Chamber of Commerce, the
City Council and the City Plan-
ning Commission have recently
announced their support of the
attempt to locate the theatre
here.) '
Whether establishment of the
theatre in Ann Arbor is possible,
Prof. Kaplan continued, will de-
pend in large measure on whether
these proposals can be shaped to
meet the requirements of the Uni-
versity and those of Guthrie and
his associates, Rea and Peter Zies-
Some important questions to be
discussed tomorrow are 1) the lo-
cation and financing of the theatre
building and its use at times not
required by the theatre company.
2) the relation of the dramatic
productions to the educational
program of the University. 3) the
relation of the theatre adminis-
tration to the University. 4) the
operating budget of the theatre
and plans for assuring that finan-
cial needs are met on a continuing
To Meet City Leaders
Rea will also meet tomorrow
with several community leaders
concerned with the theatre pro-
ject at a luncheon in the Union.
A formal steering committee for;
the project will be established at
this time; officers will be elected
and specific plans for the project's
promotion will be considered.
Guthrie's and Rea's repertory
plan for the theatre's operation3
is to present three different plays
in succession within one week,!
Prof. Kaplan related.
Although. slightly more expen--E
siv.' to operate, this plan has some
important advantages, he noted.
It would encourage attendance at
the plays by visitors from great
distances, and it would lead to
better performances by the actors.
"I consider the repertory plan,
with all its ramifications, one of
the most exciting aspects of the
new theatre," Prof. Kaplan said.
Ann Arbor could well become a
national mecca for those seeking
the greatest in theatre and other
"The theatre program, . along
with the present magnificent of-
ferings in music, the many special
lectures, and other special events
centered about the University,
should attract many persons to
Ann Arbor for extended visits."
t1 4RtI w ii

Ann Arbor police have so far
arrested 28 adults and one juven-
ile for homosexual actions in -a
seven-week crackdown through-
out the city.
Although the search is being
carried on in local bars, taverns
and non-University buildings, all
29 individuals have been caught in
University-owned restrooms, De-
tective Lt. George Stauch report-
ed yesterday.
Those arrested include a Uni-
versity associate professor, 14 Uni-
versity students, several Univer-
sity employes, two former stu-
dents, a former Ypsilanti area
school teacher and several towns-
Violate State Law
All have been charged with
gross indecencyebetween males or
attempted gross indecency be-
tween males, which violates a
state statute.
The faculty member is expected
to resign. All students involved
will be brought before a group of
University officials, who will con-
sider their cases individually.
Lt. Stauch said the group ar-
rested doesn't appear to be part
of an organized ring of homo-
Most of those arrested knew few
or none of the other individuals
involved, Stauch affirmed.
Praises Officers
Lt. Stauch praised the work of
a trio of special plainclothes offi-
cers who made the arrests. The
officers reportedly lingered in
campus restrooms, making verbal
and written agreements with vari-
ous individuals. The individulasI
were later arrested.-
Lt. Stauch commended the Uni-I
versity for "cooperating very well"
in the drive.
University officials, however,I
were cool. "We did not know
about this search when it began<
and were not consulted until veryI
recently," one said.+
Remove Stall Doors
He acknowledged that Univer-
sity personnel had removed the
doors from some restroom stalls
on police request as a "deterrent"
measure, however.
William F. Delhey, first assist-1
ant prosecuting attorney, said his
office has checked the facts of the
cases, and feels "they will hold upl
well in court."
He indicated "entrapment," any
process used by police to lure at
suspect into a crime, was not in-f
Expect ChargesP
'olved in any of the arrests.
Some of the 29 are expected tot
charge that police used illegalr
"entrapment" methods in the ar-t
rests, however.
Aside from two who pleadeds
guilty in circuit court and waived
examination, all of the cases area
either bound to circuit court orr
still awaiting municipal court ex--C

Work Rules
Group To Settle Issue
Under New Contract
"The major result of the steel
strike is the prominence given to
the work-rules issues," Prof. Wil-
liam Haber of the economics de-
partment said last night.
Under the new contract, the
world rules question will be re-
ferred to a joint committee for
study under an impartial chair-
man, with no changes to be made
without mutual agreement; the
companiesuhad asked for arbitra-
tion in such matters.
Prof. Dallas L. Jones of the
business administration school said
this capitulation by industry rep-
resented a victory for the union,
though not a complete one.
He said both sides wanted a
settlement and they found a way;
they are apparently satisfied with
the results.
Might Affect Railways
The settlement might have ef-
fect on the much-discussed possi-
bility of a railroad strike, he con-
tinued. The brotherhoods are just
as adamant as the steel union for
no change in work rules and the
steelworkers' position can give
them added moral strength.
Prof. Haber called the work
rules issue the most important
issue between labor and manage-i
ment in the coming decade:
"The real test of management-
labor statesmanship will be de-
velopment of agreements giving
management a green light to make
changes in work methods and to
increase productivity.
Must Ease Problem
"At the same time," he added,
"management must ease the prob-
lem of manpower displacement
through retraining and a sever-
ance program.
"If this develops out of the steel
strike, the strike will not have
been in vain," he concluded.
Both Prof. Haber and Prof. Jones
agreed there is now little likeli-
hood of strike legislation in the
coming session of Congress, though
Prof. Haber added he thought fur-
ther legislation is necessary.
Use Pressure
Prof. Jones said government
pressure in strikes had been used
before with some success; the
pressure can help reach a settle-
ment in a deadlock, he asserted.
The companies had a fairly
"form" attitude in their ation
however, he pointed out. They did
not give a great, deal away, and
this may also be a pattern for
future labor negotiations.
Prof. Jones pointed to Roger
M. Blough's statement last night
that the settlement was only less1
inflationary as symbolic the indus-
try attitude: the contract is better
than any since World War II, but
still not good.
The settlement is not inflation-i
ary, Prof. Jones concluded, if thef
recent aluminum settlement, whichf
called for about the same terms,
is not.

INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT-Industry negotiator R. Conrad
Cooper and Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell confer on final
form for the just-completed contract for the United Steelworkers.
The workers got a pay boost and won a partial victory in the work-
rules dispute that probably prompted the whole strike.
IBonisteel, Doan Retire,
oore byU' Regents
The Board of Regents honored Roscoe 0. Bonisteel and Leland
L Doan, the two ret-i4ng members, at their Dec. 18 meeting.
The terms of Bonisteel and Doan, both Republicans, expired Jan.
1, when they were officially replaced by Frederick Matthaei and Wil-
liam K. McInally, elected last spring to eight year terms.
Bonisteel, an Ann Arbor attorney, has served as a Regent for
13 years. Originally appointed by Gov. Harry Kelly in 1946 to fill a
vacancy on the Board resultingt_

WASHINGTON (A) - The worst steel labor battle in the
nation's history ended yesterday on govrnment-recommend-
ed terms - at a price the industry estimated will cost "well
over on billion dollars."
In making that estimate in a nationwide television ad-
dress last night Chairman Roger M. Blough of United States
Steel Corporation said the steel companies had no choice but
to accept reluctantly.
There appeared to be no immediate threat of a steel
price boost. Blough issued a separate statement saying United
States Steel proposes to "con-
tinue the general level of its
prices for the immediate fu-
ture." But he said competitive
and other factors might com-
pel a change later.
McDonald Speaks
President David J. McDonald
told 5,000 cheering members of
the United Steelworkers Union at
a Buffalo rally the final terms
were 40 per cent better than the':
companies' last offer.
He said the new contract in
cluded company-paid insurance,
"the finest pensions of all Amen i
can workers" and added up to
"the greatest contract, the best
conditions the steelworkers have
ever enjoyed."
McDonalddsaid he could not
disclose details of the contract, VICE-PRESIDENT NIXON
since this would be up to the gains prestige
union's Wage Policy Committee
when it meets in Washington to-
day to act on the agreement. Ste
However, McDonald said the
steelworkers can know that "vic-je
tory is theirs." N1VP IXfn
Reviews Alternatives,
Blough said the alternative to
acceptance - of the government
plan probably was either a re-s A head
newed bitter strike, like the rec-
ord 116-day walkout that hit the By The Associated Press
country last summer and autumn, WASHINGTON-Political reacr
or possibly an even costlier settle- tion in the capital centered around
ment imposed by compulsion, the effect of the steel settlement
The peace pact was worked out on Vice-President Nixon's Presi-
by Vice-President Richard M. dential chances and possibilities
Nixon and Secretary of Labor of labor legislation in the coming
James P. Mitchell. Their peace- session of Congress.
making role may point to their The settlement appeared to give
nomination as the Republican the Vice-President, now the uli-
choices for President and Vice- opsdcnedrfrteRpb
P dent tiveopposed contender for the Repub-
President respectively. lican nom'ination, the biggest boost
Mitchell indicated at a late day yet toward the prime objective of
news conference that the settle- his political life--the Presidency.
ment has killed anyprospect'gthe But the happy note of an agree-
Administration will ask Congress ment brought about on the terms
for stronger federal legislation proposed by Nixon and Secretary
curbing national emergency of Labor James P. Mitchell could
stiks.,turn xni if, it in fnnwd by d ab

from death, he was re-elected to
an eight-year term in 1952. He did
not seek re-election last, year.
The Board adopted a resolution
expressing "sincere gratitude" to
Bonisteel for his "vision of the
University's present eminence and
potentialities for the future.
He was cited for "genuine
statesmanship" with reference to
the policies and government of
the University.
Doan, president of the Dow
Chemical Company and a resi-
dent of Midland, was elected with
Bonisteel in 1952 and, like his
colleague, did not seek re-election
last year.
The resolution honoring him
praised his "rare personal quali-
ties" and "disciplined skill which
he has exhibited in dealing with
problems . . . confronting the
Board. His professional experience
has "accustomed him to view in
broad terms economic and edu-
cational developments," to sense
policies demanded by changing
circumstances "and visualize inf
detail the procedure required for
their realization.
The addition of McInally, a
Jackson banker and a Democrat,
gives the Democrats a fifth vote
on the eight-member Board; this
is the first time in the Univer-
sity's history that they have held
a majority.
Matthaei, an Ann Arbor manu-
facturer; is a Republican.

Post Given

To Gomberg
The Board of Regents appointed
Henry J. Gomberg director of the
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Pro-
ject, the University's research
program in the peaceful uses of
atomic energy, at their meeting
Dec. 18.
The appointment followed the
acceptance of Vice-President for
Research Ralph A. Sawyer's re-
quest that he be replaced as Phoe-
nix Project director. He was ap-
pointed to the newly - created
vice-presidency on Sept. 25, and
has served since then as dean of
the graduate school and Phoenix
director as well.
Gomberg has been assistant
director of the project since 1951.;
He will continue as chairman of
the nuclear engineering depart-
ment of the engineering school,
the position to which he was ap-
pointed in 1958. le joined the
University faculty in 1941.
Presents Two Papers
Gomberg, at the invitation of
Russia, presented two papers at
the 1955 Geneva Conference on
peacetime -Atomic Energy, the
first international conference of
its kind. In addition, he has served
as chairman of the National Re-
search Council Committee on Re-
search Reactors, as technical ad-
visor to the Fund for peacetime
Atomic Development, Inc., and as
consultant on the application of
radiation and isotopic tracers.
He received the University's
Henry Russel Award in 1952,
whicha is given to the faculty
member whose work as a teacher
or researcher is outstanding and
holds unusual promise for the fu-
According to Sawyer, who was
technical director on the 1946 Bi-
kini Atom Bomb tests, the Phoenix
Project is regarded as the lead-
ing undertaking of its kind in the

;Officials Nab, 147 Bicycles

Calls for Boost
The agreement calls for a 40-
cents an hour boost in pay and
other benefits over a 30-month
period running from now to July
1, 1962.
It provides substantial insur-
ance and other benefits imme-
diately, plus seven-cent hourly
pay boosts in late 1960 and late'
1961. The steelworkers now aver-
age $3.11 hourly earnings. J
Council Plans
To Distribute
A report on questionnaires to
be distributed to off-street park-
ing lot users was presented to the
City Council at its regular meet-
ing last night.
The questionnaires, which will
be passed out Wednesday, are part
of a City Council study to deter-
mine the extent and use of the
various City-owned parking lots.
The study is being made by a
committee headed by Fifth Ward
Councilman Russell J. Burns.
The questionnaire will ask
where the lot-user began his trip,
his main destination, the purpo'se

str ii ur sL r JO LnJis ./ V y an
increase in steel prices and a new
upward spiral in the cost of living.
Nixon Dominates
Senate Republican leader Everett
M. Dirksen (Ill.), said the steel
agreement "should enhance the
Vice-President's stature immedi-
ately in the eyes of the country."
But Sen. Vance Hartke (D-Ind.),
called the praise for Nixon "a
pretty obvious attempt to make
political hay out of the public
Discuss Legislation
With the prospect of a renewed
steel strike later this month, some
senators and representatives had
beeni talking in terms of new legis-
lation to strengthen the emer-
gency machinery of the Taft-
Hartley law.
Now, they disagree whether leg-
islation will be needed, but many
esmphasize the need to study the
entire problem.
Rep. Carroll D. Kearns (R-Pa.),
senior Republican on the House
Labor Committee, indicated this
won't happen now.
However, Rep. Robert P. Griffin
(R-Mich.) wasn't ready to let the
matter rest.
f Despite the settlement, Con-
gress hasa responsibility to study
the problems presented by the
steelstrike and to consider new
legislation," Griffin who co-au-

Even though owners were warned
by a notice in The Daily, 147 bikes
stored on campus racks were im-
pounded during the Christmas re-
cess by University officials.
"All but three bikes were trace-
able to their owners by a current
or expired license," James A.
Lewis, Vice-President for Student
Affairs reported. Notices were sent
to the last registered owners.
The thirty unlicensed bicycles
wereadded to the six acquired

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